Art Challenge of the Week: Creating abundance
“Abundance is not something we acquire,” Wayne Dyer once said, “It is something we tune into.” I wholeheartedly agree. It’s not about having, or doing, or aspirational thinking. The Secret (if there is one) is to be fully present in each moment, wholly appreciative of the gifts available to us in the here and now.
It’s the ability to see a hummingbird’s nest for the iridescent promises it holds…
And to greet unannounced guests as if they belonged, as if this were the plan all along.
Abundance reveals itself when you wade, unafraid, into frothy waters.
Sometimes it appears as if by magic–shimmery bouquets from a bubble wand, for instance.
It presents itself in expansive moments of peaceful awareness,
Expresses itself as joyful noise or a whispered “amen.”
Abundance is a splashy little thing,
With a graceful elegance.
It’s a timeless beauty, capable of endless transformations.
Abundance can be of our own making, of course–bread dough, for instance, set to rise in a warm kitchen.
Perfect in its imperfections, it fills us with a delicious sense of well-being.
Abundance is the secret gardens we tend…
Within each seed of awareness, an abundant harvest.
I snapped these photos over the course of this past year. They speak to grand adventures and simple delights, quiet beauty and occasions that shout, Behold! It’s a curated collection, brief glimpses of the whole story, but when I remember these wide-eyed, breathless moments, I’m filled anew with gratitude for the abundance they represent.
How apropos, that Thanksgiving week prompted the challenge word abundance. Want to see more? Visit Veronica Roth’s page and follow the links. My responses to previous challenge words are available here.