Have you heard the story of the Buddhist scholar who went to visit an old and respected monk to discuss Buddhism? The monk invited the scholar in and they sat down. While the monk prepared tea the scholar immediately began to expound upon all he had learned about Buddhism at the university. On and on he went while the old monk quietly listened and prepared the tea.
When the tea was ready, the scholar continued to speak even as the old monk poured the tea. Suddenly, the scholar stopped and jumped up as he realized that tea was pouring down onto his leg. The old monk had filled the scholar’s cup and was continuing to pour tea into his already full cup.
The scholar shouted, “You old fool. What are you thinking?”
The old monk calmly replied, “A cup that is already full has no room to receive.”
This story expresses the importance of having an open mind and a willingness to listen for and receive new information.
This is good advice.
However, there is another cup metaphor, from the Old Testament, that seems to contradict the message in this story. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “My cup runneth over.” In this usage, an overflowing cup is an expression of true abundance.
So how do we reconcile these two seemingly contradictory metaphors?
Well I believe we all have two “cups.” One of these cups we want to keep as full as we possibly can, full to overflowing whenever possible. The other cup we want to keep as empty and open as we possibly can. What are these cups?
The empty cup is easy. I’ve already given you the answer to that one up above: Abundant Mystics have an “empty” mind that is open to new ideas and possibilities. Abundant Mystics understand that their minds are a great tool. But they don’t allow the “tool” to run the show.
When your mind is full, you cannot access new insights and ideas. You cannot hear the guidance that comes from inner wisdom and from the Universe. And most of all, you cannot receive all of the blessings that are being offered to you.
So Abundant Mystics have learned to keep their minds open and empty as much as possible.
And which cup is full? Which cup do Abundant Mystics want to “runneth over?” Would you like to take a guess?
It is the cup of the heart!
Abundant Mystics have an overflowing heart. They actively seek to fill their heart with light, love and joy and allow that energy to overflow out into the world.
And the more you can allow your light, love and joy to flow out into the world the more abundance is showered back on you. But, of course, the cup of your mind must be empty in order to receive those blessings.
I have come to see this as one of the secrets to TRUE Abundance.
Release your thoughts and ideas about abundance and fill yourself with feelings and faith about abundance. The more you can do that, the more abundance you will attract into your life.
Stop spewing your thoughts and start flowing your love out into the world. The more you do, the abundance will flow back to you.
I first explored this concept in my audio program, Release the Money Madness and Unleash YOUR Money Magic. Because the context of this program is now out of date – I recorded it in the Fall of 2008 during the height of the economic chaos – and because of my tendency to overindulge my inner perfectionist (one way that my mind cup is full!) I have not been offering this program for sale. My plan was to update it and release a second edition. There just has not been enough time.
Producing that program was an amazing experience for me and a brilliant opportunity for me to practice having an empty mind and a full heart. There was so much personal learning that happened as I wrote, recorded, edited and offered it. Some programs get produced without much personal growth. But not this one! This one pushed me WAY out of my comfort zone. And that’s a good thing!
Because once I got through my resistance and willingly stepped out into the unknown, the information for this program came through me with such power that I had a hard time holding onto all of it. In fact, I would say that writing and recording this program was the closest I’ve come to channeling.
There are so many life-altering concepts in the program, concepts that I had never consciously explored before.
- The empty head / full heart idea was new.
- The idea that money has been stripped of its sacredness was new.
- The crucial importance of restoring that sacredness to our financial interactions was new.
- The recognition that this financial “melt down” is an amazing opening and an opportunity for Modern Day Mystics to make a major shift in the way our culture relates to money was new.
- And the, at the time, seemingly crazy idea that we were (are) in the midst of the most fertile opportunity for Modern Day Mystics to embrace TRUE Abundance was also new!
The bottom line is that it’s a powerful program for Modern Day Mystics who want to step into TRUE Abundance!
So, because the material in this program is so valuable, I’ve decided to offer it again at a GREATLY reduced price. The program, which includes 3 MP3 recordings, a guided visualization, a 60-page ebook, a list of 50 inspiring abundance quotes and a master list of over 240 affirmations originally sold for $79.
But until I decide to take it back off the market, or update it and release the second edition, you can grab it for just $19.00!
And even though the context that I use to set the stage is no longer current, the content itself is timeless and incredibly valuable. So go check it out. It of course comes with my unconditional 60-day money back guarantee. So there’s absolutely no risk to you.
And for WAY less than the cost of dinner out and a movie, you’ll have access to some truly abundance building ideas and tools.
So go get your copy of Release the Money Madness and Unleash YOUR Money Magic for just $19.00 now.
And remember… keep your mind empty and your heart full!