When you learn how to do more with less, you will get more for less effort. That act will radiate out and attract more opportunity.
Be vulnerable; total vulnerability is total self-empowerment, because you open up to the infinite, and when you open up to the infinite you are totally supported. Vulnerability is strength. Paradox is power.
In this video (transcribed below), Bashar describes some of the same ideas that I explored in more depth in my book, Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity.
Allow yourself to create definitions that allow you to function more simply. When you find yourself stuck, or blocked it is usually because you are living a definition that is more complicated than it needs to be. Out of alignment with your true self.
TRACK THE OLD DEFINITION (the unconscious definition that supports the “reality” you perceive)
Find out what that definition is that is making you feel that way (out of alignment, unhappy) to the situation.
Change it into the definition that you would prefer to have (simplify) with your imagination.
The new definition is automatically in place. (You don’t have to work to put it in place.)
BEHAVE AS IF….
All you have to do is behave as if you know that it has replaced the old one and you will see the effect in your reality.
PROJECT THE CHANGE (don’t wait for the reflection in the mirror to smile)
This is critical–you must not look to the reality for the change first, you must simply KNOW that you have changed and you must BEHAVE differently toward the reality that you see outside of you, even if it looks the same as it did before. When you behave differently, when you behave as if you have changed, regardless of the reality as it may look; that’s when you really have changed, and that is when your reality can really reflect that change. But if you are waiting for the reality to show you that you have changed, then you haven’t changed. Because you are waiting for the reflection in the mirror to smile first, instead of smiling first because that’s what you prefer regardless of whether there are any mirrors around or not. And when you live more in the NOW you will be having so much fun, you won’t create so much time. But when you look at time relative to yourself, it will appear as if you have lived hundreds of years, but they will have gone so quickly in joy and excitement that you will not feel tired at all because they have nothing to do with linear time.
You are all abundant, infinitely abundant. You must allow yourself to understand the idea of acting on your joy, the idea of feeling the energy of excitement within you is its own sufficient idea. I do what I do because it is my joy, I would do it if no one was listening. I do not make my joy and the expression of my joy conditional. Because I make it unconditional, because I allow it to be unconditional, there are always people to talk to, I don’t have to think about it, I don’t have to plan for it. I just have to express my joy because it is who I am. I don’t need another reason, I don’t need it to do anything for me. I do it because it is me, and there is no better reason than that. When you just simply choose to be who you are, then, everything will be there that needs to be there. Abundance–what have you…
Abundance in plain, simple terms is: the ability to be able to do what you need to do, when you need to do it. Sometimes money is the longest route. Let it be and drop the insistence that it must be this way, so that abundance can come to you in any way that it needs to to represent the path of least resistance and the most expansive expression.
KEY PRINCIPLE (to abundance)
When you can learn that you can do more with less, you will then be able to do less and get more. Example: an artist can create a masterpiece with just a burnt stick on a cave wall. If you judge that the burnt stick is preventing you from being an artist, that is where you get yourself in trouble, and where you short-circuit your ability to attract abundance. When you can as much as you can possibly imagine you can do with what you have, when you can do more with less–do as much as you can–then that act will radiate out and attract to you other individuals and circumstances who will begin to interact with that level of energy and conviction that you put out, and that will bring you more opportunity to get more by doing less.
Don’t you observe in general that the most accomplished artists among you can just squiggle a line and it is considered a masterpiece? Don’t you notice that in the evolution of your most powerful artists: they begin simple, they go through complexity, but usually they come back to simplicity when they are advanced. They have learned that by doing as much as they could with what little they had to begin with, they now have to do very little to get quite a lot. That’s the principle; apply it in every field and in every endeavor: there’s always a counterpart in every field you can think of.
One of the components is clarity of communication. Anxiety v.s. excitement. When you act on your joy and it involves other relationships, if you are not honest enough to share with all involved, who you are and what you really prefer then you are not expressing your true natural self. Interact with other individuals on the level of your true joy.