Abundance and the Comparison Trap

There’s been a lot of focus on the abundance front lately, and it seems that many people share a resistance: ‘if I have a lot (of anything), I’ll be taking someone else’s share.’ This engenders all kinds of reactions, feelings ranging from guilt to righteous indignation.

It’s become clear lately that this is all a part of the old structure distortions connected to competition and comparison. There is no room for competition in unity consciousness – if all are One, then there’s nothing to compete against.

It’s deeply entrenched in our collective psyche to see comparisons wherever we look. Any time we feel intimidated by someone’s __intelligence, beauty, power, etc___ we are buying into the idea that ithere’s a limited resource. We’re basing our value on our perception of a reflection.

Another person’s perceived superior intelligence doesn’t diminish our own.  Someone else’s apparently greater power doesn’t render us powerless. Another’s beauty is not a statement of our ugliness. Unless we allow them to (be).

If we buy into the distortions of the old structures, we would assume we have less power than someone in a position of accepted authority (such as the leader of a country). We would perhaps feel less than gorgeous standing next to a world-famous supermodel.

These are simply constructs, based on random, externally-defined criteria that sprang up to fill a perceived need at some point in a time-space continuum. Our continued belief in these constructs is all that holds them in place.

Bashar, as channelled by Darryl Anka, defines abundance as ‘the ability to do what you need to do when you need to do it.’ This definition is such a perfect and simple statement of the underlying energy of the word abundance. It has nothing whatsoever to do with what anyone else is doing/saying/feeling/reflecting, at any time. Ever. It is all about our own capacity to recognise the innate capacity we have in each moment to take the next step.

It also has nothing specifically to do with money – it is truly the feeling of total acceptance that whatever we need to do is within our grasp. As we approach each new situation and experience, all we need do is ask ourselves if what we need to do is possible in that moment. Then be open to accepting the possibilities that present themselves. In my own life, amazing things have shown up, quite often at what could be called ‘the 11th hour’ to facilitate all kinds of beautiful things.

Bringing this back to comparison and competition, here’s how it ties together: if we’re basing our capacity to do or be anything on the perception we have that someone else has a greater or lesser capacity, we’re not embracing the essence of abundance. Competition and comparison breed fear, which is a constricting energy, not allowing the divine flow needed to feel true abundance (except, perhaps, the abundance of fear).

So, if we can acknowledge and accept our own ability to ‘do what we need to do when we need to do it,’ all else becomes irrelevant. Standing beside a supermodel doesn’t diminish our beauty because we can accept our ability to be beautiful while acknowledging she also has that ability. There’s no room for comparison.

It’s the same with power, money, intelligence, you name it. If your intelligence allows you to ‘do what you need to do when you need to do it,’ you have an abundance of intelligence. And all of your specific life experiences add to the mix to provide you with a unique perspective based on the gifts you have.

Competition is an outdated structure designed to keep us tied to external factors for our sustenance and support. We’re encouraged to outdo one another to become wealthier (than…), more powerful (than…), more famous (than…), all the while missing the true purpose of our existence which is to BE, and to enjoy.

Without comparison, we’re perfect. It’s only when we start to perceive in others what we believe (or are told) we lack that we lose sight of that. It is in these moments that we hide pieces of our power from ourselves or others, or desire to diminish others to feel better about ourselves.

Instead, returning to an innocent enjoyment of our own perfection leads to a deeper acceptance of others’. It is there that we find our natural state of abundance.

Big Love,
~ Jenny

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