Believing in an abundant universe is not an excuse for ignoring your spiritual maturity.
Ok, I know I sometimes use phrases like ‘abundant cosmos’ and ‘the universe is generous’ etc.
But don’t think I’m one of those hippies. Don’t think I’m actually telling you the universe shares your perspective on how important you are in any way, shape or form.
When I tell people to trust the abundant nature of reality, I’m doing that in a context where our media and pretty much every institution we engage with is telling us to be fearful and tightly curled into a ball under the table.
It’s a context where we are trained to believe in the cunning and malicious nature of the cosmos.
That attitude won’t get you far. You’ll call in a disaster.
That said, while I’m not saying that the universe looks at you the same way a tiger looks at a chipmunk, I am definitely not saying the universe wants to treat you like a spoilt child at Christmas either.
This is where the new age movement tends to become a bit unhinged.
It’s the idea that it’s all about me. If there’s a falling star in the sky, it’s the cosmos trying to give me a personal message. And anything I want, I can have. Anything I can dream, I can manifest.
If I smack my head on the clothesline, it’s the universe trying to teach me an important lesson.
It’s a universe built around me. Me, me, me. What I want and what I need.
What are you, 4?
What a juvenile way of coming at the world.
And what really kills me is that the same people who believe that the entire solar system was set up as an amusement park for their own personal enjoyment, are also the ones going on about ‘expanding consciousness’.
Yes expanding consciousness is important.
Human maturity is defined by our capacity to carry an awareness of others. When we are young we have no capacity to consider other’s needs. I want that Tonka truck, and that’s all that matters.
As we grow and mature, we are able to consider other people’s needs alongside our own. We care for our family. Then we care for society. Some of us then go on to care for the entire human race, and even the entire planet.
Human history is the expansion of consciousness, from the juvenile individual consciousness out to a species-level, planetary-level, or even God-level consciousness.
So where does treating the Earth like your own personal Toys-R-Us fit on that spectrum?
Yep, right down there with toddler consciousness, a small step up from booby consciousness.
For example, take the statement “I am asking the cosmos for a set of ivory egg cups because I love myself, I deserve nice things, and I am open to receiving.”
Yeah sure. But what you are also saying is that you have no capacity to consider the context of that desire. You have no capacity to consider the needs of the elephants in your selfish demand.
Your consciousness is limited to your own personal desires.
And you might get what you want. The universe is engineered that way. But don’t think for a second that by keeping your consciousness narrowly boxed in around your personal needs that you are maturing in any spiritual way – that you are in any way contributing to the expansion of your own consciousness, let alone the consciousness of humanity.
Seriously, fek off.
So yes, the universe is abundant. Anything is possible.
But you still have an obligation to cultivate your own maturity. That’s your responsibility.
And if you want to mature as a person, and definitely as a spiritual being, you need to understand the context for your demands.
Otherwise, you’re just a child.