Abundance surrounds us.
Especially now, here, in Spring, life in its myriad forms begins trying to bust the bank wide open.
Two weeks ago, my son and I were conducting our irregular survey of the creek that runs below our fenceline.
One of the objects of these excursions is to see just how many different signs of life we can identify.
Mink, raccoon, and turkey tracks were abundant in a few silty spots.
Small rushes, sedges and grasses are starting to reach for the sunshine.
In the water, a few tiny crawfish, no longer than the tip of my pinky finger. A few baby salamanders, about twice as big as the crawdads.
Most astonishing, salamander eggs by the hundreds, glued to the bottoms of flat rocks, submerged in the not quite ice-cold water. About every third rock my son turned over was decorated with groups of tiny eggs. For probably a half mile or more, we explored, turned over rocks, and looked at everything. SO much LIFE, preparing to explode out into our little corner of the ecosystem.
Nature may sleep in winter, but in the Spring she bounces out of bed and prepares a banquet for all.
The Universe is like this, too.
We may slog through times that appear to be hard, feel cold, and seem like they’ll never end. But as long as we keep moving and have faith, that change will arrive. And we will finally be able to see and experience the abundance that has actually surrounded us the whole time.
Set your sights on the feast that the Universe has ready. Don’t waver in your determination to reach that table, covered in every good thing, in quantities that never end.
And remind yourself, once every hour, that you are part of that abundance, mind, body and soul.
It’s our skewed perceptions of scarcity that keep us in a state of want. Once we open our hearts to the full extent of that Divine banquet, we’ll see that it’s been on the table all the time. We just have to take our seats.
Photo by socaljournalist, courtesy of Pixabay
Be safe and blessed today!
With Grace and Gratitude,