Today’s message is simple and it comes from a poem written by Nayyirah Waheed.
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simply a lie.
it draws its strength from belief.
what hurts you.
This came up, in a roundabout way, from a post shared within the Primal Potential Masters Club yesterday.
Here’s part of what someone shared:
Ever since our webinar, I have been pondering EB’s challenge about attacking the one thing that we continue to fight battles with but never win the war. For a week, I listened to myself because I couldn’t quite figure out where my main battlefield was. And then I read this and I figured it out!
This is from Lynne Twist’s The Soul of Money (pg. 121): When your attention is on what’s lacking and scarce — in your life, in your work, in your family, in your town — then that becomes what you’re about. That’s the song you sing, the vision you generate. You engage in lack and longing and what’s missing, and you call others to the same experience. If your attention is on the problems and breakdowns with money, or scarcity thinking that says there isn’t enough, more is better or that’s just the way it is, then that is where your consciousness resides. Those thoughts and fears grow from the attention you give them and can take over your life. No matter how much money you have, it won’t be enough. No amount of money will buy you genuine peace of mind. You expand the presence and the power of scarcity and tighten its grip on your world.
So here’s what I figured out: replace the word “money” above with “food”. Scarcity thinking had become my “water”. (You know how the one fish asks another “what is water?” because he’s unaware he’s swimming in it.) I saw those lies of scarcity as being true or at least a reason for having the cookies that wouldn’t be around tomorrow, starting to eat clean on Monday, having treats when my husband was gone because I wouldn’t want to eat them in front of him, I might be hungry later if I don’t eat now, etc. NO MORE! My one thing is to consistently reject all lies of scarcity. My one-word affirmation this month is “consistency”. It’s getting easier with each beat-down of the scarcity spector.
Lies of scarcity. Thoughts of not enough. Of lack. Stories of what you’re missing instead of stories about what you have.
Not enough time. Money. Affection. Sex. Sleep. Food.
What are the lies of scarcity you tell yourself?
Please know that their power comes from your belief in them.