Scarcity of self-value, cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence. – Gary Zukav
I dream a lot. My dreams help me understand what is going on in my waking life and why, and also in the lives of the people around me. It is a gift I am very grateful for.
Last night I had a significant dream. I walked down to the bank of a river and noticed a few people lying around and talking. I passed them and entered the water. As I began to submerge into the water, I saw a strong current ahead of me and realised it was going really fast. Immediately I panicked, and looked for a way to safety. Eventually I swam over to the bank of the river, where I found a rope and was able to pull myself out.
When I woke up, I realised immediately it was fear that stopped me. Fear of flowing into the unknown and into the direction of the current. It was significant, because in my waking life I have been holding back on a few issues, believing there wasn’t enough and that I wasn’t enough. I had forgotten to connect to my truth.
A scarcity mode is deeply rooted in our DNA from our upbringing, and from past experiences. It keeps us focused on the wrong things. It keeps us focused on the problems and the barriers, rather than on the opportunities and the solutions.
A scarcity mode keeps us trapped in fear, believing there is never enough time, love, money, food or attention.
Today I sat in my meditation and gave back. I gave back this old belief from the past, and imagined myself letting go of the rope. I felt immense freedom as I moved with the strong current. It reminded me again, that when I believe I deserve abundance, the universe responds. I felt light as I travelled down the river, remembering to trust, there is always enough.