I’ve shared with you recently of my challenges with fear and low vibration thinking getting in my way. Most of you know that I’m religious, that my faith (in the LDS, aka Mormon religion) is extremely important to me. Whether you worship the God of your understanding in an organized religion like I do, or connect more to Nature, or Love, or your Higher Power, makes no difference to me. They’re all different ways to describe the same Being.
But no matter your religious affiliation or non-affiliation, if you want to build a prosperous future using mindfulness, you’ve got to be connected to something that is on a higher plane than you are. One who can see farther than you can, who knows you better than you know yourself, and who loves you no matter what you do or don’t do.
I realized just recently that I’d been connected to the wrong plane if I wanted to create prosperity. In Marianne Williamson’s book, The Law of Divine Compensation she talks about the difference between the spiritual plane and the material plane, and our faith in each.
What is the Law of Divine Compensation, anyway? I couldn’t find it in any of my Google searches for universal laws.
Williamson describes it this way: Even when we experience diminishment within the material plane, within the level of spiritual substance, there’s more than enough capacity for the universe to compensate for any lack. Regardless of what has happened in your life, the universe is able and prepared to bring you comfort and repair. It does so when we align to love and let go of fear.
“With every attitude we demonstrate faith—either faith in what can go wrong or faith in what can go right. Our problem is that we tend to have tremendous faith in the power of our disasters and far too little faith in the power of miracles…But faith isn’t blind; it’s visionary. Having faith in a positive outcome doesn’t mean you’re denying a problem or ignoring obstacles; it simply means you’re affirming a solution.”
She says that the negative self-images that wander freely through our minds (you know the ones—I’m not good enough, I don’t have what it takes, it’ll never work out, who do I think I am, I’m too fat, no one wants me, etc etc etc) …”arise from over-identification with the material plane. Identifying with your material self rather than with your spiritual self will always leave you vulnerable to self-hating projections, because the mortal self is not who you are…”
I am spiritual being having a human experience! And if that’s true, then what I call the Ultimate Reality (which is completely different from current reality) says that only Love is real, and anything that isn’t love falls away from me naturally, and I suffer no more.
This had a profound effect on me, which actually led to a tremendous breakthrough. I realized I’d been identifying WAY too much with the material plane, and not nearly enough with the spiritual plane. In that moment I saw clearly how much fear I’d been in for so long, simply because I let go of love and the whole purpose for starting my business in the first place.
My purpose in my business is to express love, to shine my light in a dark world, and to teach others to do the same! Whether I teach 1 person (myself) or 1 million, doesn’t matter on the spiritual plane!
As I absorbed this truth, I felt tethers being released from my heart, I felt my feet firmly grounded and my eyes lifted to see through current reality to Ultimate Reality. What a glorious sight! Does that mean I don’t stay in current reality? Of course not! But current reality becomes a whole lot easier to manage when I can see the big, spiritual picture beyond it, and know that no matter what happens, I am and will always be provided for!
So thank you, Marianne. You saved the day! Life is filled with magic once again. Or rather, I can see the magic again, the magic that is always there.
If you haven’t read The Law of Divine Compensation, I highly recommend it. Let it change your life as it’s changed mine.