I find that this is the time of year that we circle round and round with what is really “enough.” On one hand, the holidays can be about overindulging in everything from material things to vacations to food to work to family time – too much & never enough. And on the contrary, the holidays can put a magnifying glass on feelings about lack of money, love, happiness, family, time – on anything or anywhere we might have insecurity or have an on-going relationship with scarcity. However, flirting like a ping-pong ball between gluttony and stinginess is utterly exhausting and overwhelming. So what is in the middle?
Am I suggesting you hold back on generous gifting and obnoxiously loud laughter and filling your plate to the brim or any other indulgences? Not one bit. Am I suggesting you put your own personal happiness in second place or apologize while giving a gift because you wish you could do more or work so hard all season until you are sick for fear of not meeting someone else’s expectations? Not at all.
I’m suggesting you consider Enough Abundance.
The word “enough” has its definition and etymology described as “sufficient for the purpose or to satisfy the desire.” It can even be defined as “adequate for the need or want.”
The following is an Iroquois Prayer about returning thanks to the places of Abundant Supply so that we may see our own reflection of Enough Abundance:
We return thanks to our Mother, the Earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness, and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.
This holiday season I wish you Enough Abundance that quenches your needs and desires. The kind that leaves you full and satisfied for your unique purpose. Find contentment in every sense of the word and make peace with the things in your life you want but don’t yet have. I promise you will feel abundant and won’t be able to stop the flow of gratitude & love.
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