Wealth is not measured by how much you have, but by how little you need.
Abundance, therefore, is a state of mind. Right now, what I need is a little time and space for my inner light to shine on me. A little niche, or cleft inside, to focus on the stable, the real, the solid connection with Source.
Visiting Venice was truly an experience. One of the wonders of the world I guess. A city built on stone and brick and wood, slowly being eroded by water, surrounded by canals and lagoon, basically in a river delta that would have silted up had the engineers not tinkered with it over the centuries. Like an aging dowager with too much rouge and tatty ancient lace, Venice is tired. She still likes a good party, a glass of wine and some carpaccio. But she will not be here for much longer. Meanwhile the tourists visit in the millions every year.
It reminded me of the state of the world. Unstable, foundation being eroded by the changeable waters, an island in the sea, floating, sinking, rising according to the tides and floods.
What am I anchored to? where is my foundation? I am an island in the sea.
I have found a deep root, thanks to my teacher. A very solid link to source of peace and stability. It doesn't pay to forget it. The soul only drinks from the clear pure water of Source, and is easily tired of flashy, bright baubles, and light conversation. There is abundance within. How much do I need?