Living in Deep Trust: The Secret to Spiritual Abundance

July 5, 2024

I think of myself as a teacher of meditation and mystical philosophy, but at least half of the things people ask of me are about how to live a better, more spiritual, and more awakened and fulfilling human life. I’ll be honest. I’ve tended to be a bit shy in addressing these questions for two reasons.

The first is because often what people are looking for is a formula, or a set of guidelines that they can follow to guarantee a fulfilling life. The difficult truth is that there is no formula that can be followed strategically, when we are all unique, and life is so complicated.

The second reason is because the place in us that wants a guarantee about the future is not the awakened heart and mind of the True Self. The True Self sees that life is inherently risky, and knows that things won't always go your way, and it also sees that if you surrender, let go and follow your deepest inclinations, you will be blessed no matter what happens.

The True Self knows that the fear, doubt and insecurities that drive your desire for a guarantee, is the root cause of suffering. The True Self doesn’t want a prescription. It knows that it must meet life head on, open and vulnerable because that is the only way to maintain the delicate sensitivity that allows you to navigate gracefully through a world that can be harsh and unforgiving.

A few years ago, a friend who I admired a great deal, was whole-heartedly and authentically pursuing fulfillment, and she shared her definition of fulfillment with me. She said that fulfillment meant being able to do what you want, for the reasons you want, with the people you want, as much as you want. Then she added something that both flattered and shocked me. She said that I was the only person she’d ever met who was actually living it. What shocked me most was that I recognized it was true. That was how I live. Over the next couple of years, I thought a lot about how my life had become so fulfilled and I started to develop the concept of ‘spiritual abundance' to describe it.

I realized it’s not rocket science, but it's simplicity makes it difficult to implement. The secret to fulfillment, as far as I’ve experienced it, is knowing that life is full and good and bountiful always – even when it doesn’t feel that way. Fulfillment has nothing to do with circumstance. We know this because there are examples of people who manage to be fulfilled in all sorts of circumstances. Fulfillment is an orientation, a mindset, a perspective on life. I call that perspective ‘spiritual abundance', and at its core, it is simply the recognition that life is full, good and bountiful, even when things are not going your way.

Knowing this is one thing, but living it is another. To live spiritual abundance, you must recognize life’s fullness, but you must also be able to live as if life were full, even when it seems not to be. This means learning to live the orientation of your True Self always, especially when you are not experiencing your True Self. This is where all the training comes in. This is what we will work with in the Nondual Meditation and Spiritual Abundance attunement intensive.

How do we step into the open and vulnerable orientation of our True Self even when we’re mired in fear, worry and self-concern?

How can we develop a habit of living in a new way that is strong enough to carry us through the inevitable turbulence of life?

The key insights that make this possible are not difficult to learn, but they are difficult to implement because they demand that we live in perfect trust. In the 4-week program you will make a little effort, everyday, to build a habit that can make the True Self’s abundant faith your natural attitude toward life. I hope you will join me.

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