Updated: Sep 14, 2021
There was a young man who was considered quite successful in life. Materially and financially he had everything one could imagine. Then he lost everything. But it didn't bother him at all. He went to New York City with a mere one hundred dollars in his pocket, and within a year, he was twice as well off as he had ever been.
Following the young man's journey, a researcher asked the gentleman what was the secret for regaining his financial and material success? Why did he seem so unconcerned when he lost his fortune? The young man responded by saying it's simply a matter of understanding the real source of abundance.
The young man then shared a story about a man who was telepathic and could communicate with nature. One day the telepath was walking through an apple grove, and he said, “Yo, apple tree!” The apple tree responded, “Yo, telepath!" The telepath then said, “I’ve been noticing that you have these magnificent apples, and I see that you give apples to everyone. When people pick them you give them away, and then you grow more. How is it that every year, despite the fact you give away more and more apples, you have more and more apples to give?” The tree responded, “Because the apples are not the source of my next harvest. So I can give them all away and there would still be more.”
The apple tree teaches an important lesson - our supply is an invisible and inexhaustible energy. So the source of our abundance is not material (or, in this case, the apples). The young man, who lost all his material possessions and money, was not concerned because he knew his good was not based on what he could see; it was based on something not visible. He realized there is an infinite life force we can continuously tap into, and what we see is simply the effect, or the out-picturing, of an intangible substance.
Everything in the visible universe came out of the seemingly nothing or invisible. If we believe what we see is our source or supply, then we will assume that supply is diminished anytime it is consumed. As co-creators with Spirit, we are here to lean on this invisible source, instead of believing our good is based solely on what we can see. As we do, like the young man who dropped into New York with just $100 in his pocket, we will develop the capacity to create without limits and without depriving others of anything.
The source of true abundance is not in dollars and cents or what meets the eye. True abundance is the process in which we tap into the invisible and turn that invisible life force into the various forms that symbolize abundance and prosperity. When we live life around that principle, like the apple tree, we activate the potential to produce our own bountiful harvest season after season.
Peace and Blessings,