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I've been stressed about money recently because since we moved my access to reliable childcare has gone down so I haven't been working enough. Several people I know are also dealing with financial crises so that is adding to the ambient fear around financial stuff.
Part of me knows that this is just part of a global shift and correction because the money system has to change if we want to be on the path to sustainability, and that money is energy and I can work on myself to change my experience, but still yesterday my stress was reaching a bit of a peak.
We went to a local park so my daughter could play with a favourite friend who was here from out of town, and I was grumpy and thinking I should be working instead of at a playdate. At the park there was an event on called the Really Really Free Market. It's kind of like a flea market but everything is free, and it happens once a month during the summer. People bring things and take things. I'd gone once before last year and it was fairly small. Yesterday it was a little bit bigger.
I looked around and found this stack of greeting cards that said Prosperity on the front, with a picture of a squirrel with a nut. Inside it said 'All around you, abundance awaits.' I thought yes this is true, I just have to see that it's true. So I put one of the cards in my bag to keep, on principle.
I looked at the clothes and items that were there and there wasn't much that interested me. But...later on in the afternoon, close to the time when the market was supposed to be closing up, there were a few women who came with bags of clothes to leave at the market. Many of the clothes were great quality, and the key thing was that they were my size. I ended up with numerous pairs of pants that were almost new, and a couple of dresses, jackets and sweaters that were awesome. I was really lucky because they were size 2-4, which I can now wear thanks to raw food, and they didn't fit anyone else that was there.
Another lucky thing is that I wouldn't have been able to carry everything home with me, but the friends from out of town, agreed to watch my daughter in the park while I went to do a session, and they said they would drop the clothes off to me later on with their car. :)
Then, get this, on my way to do my session, some neighbours had out on the sidewalk a small pile of things they were getting rid of. In it was a rebounder in great condition! I have wanted one of these things for a while so I picked it up. Yay!
A funny thing was that I was telling my sister about how I'd picked up the card that said 'abundance awaits' inside, and how it led to the clothes and the rebounder. My daughter overheard me and she kept calling the rebounder, the 'abunder' by mistake, which made me laugh. Rebound into abundance! lol
So apparently I learned my 'lesson of the day from the universe', which is a lesson I've learned before but I keep having to remember and groove in deeper whenever it seems like I could go into doubt. As an aside, I think I was grumpy and stressed earlier in the day because I was hungry - I had made a pitcher of green smoothie but had packed most of it to go because we were late and in a rush.
Eating raw food has been a huge part of me getting on a body level how much we are supported to be here, and gifted with what we need. A body that gets all the nutrition it needs is a body that is emotionally secure, and that supports the mind to see what is true. Abundance awaits...all around me, abundance awaits...