Our society teaches us to think with a “lack mentality” – that there isn’t enough in this world and that we have to compete for everything
• In order to receive you must give, and in order to give you must receive
• To gain more of anything, you need to work against “lack mentality” and give that very thing away that you desire.
If you want more love, give more love. If you want more money then you must find joy in giving money to others. For it is more blessed to give than to receive. There is a universal law that says what you give out in life will be multiplied by the very nature in which you give it. “Give to other people, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands–more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to other people is the way God will give to you.” The secret of wealth is helping others get what they want. What you want for yourself, want more for others.
Abundance Mentality is characterized by generosity, and a sense that no matter how much or little you have, there will always be enough resources to go around. The mind is not burdened with concerns about survival, and all a person needs is carried within themselves and the social group and land of which they are an integral part. Material possessions and knowledge are not hoarded, but accepted and shared. There is a sense of connectedness and belonging that guarantees eternal personal security and health.
Scarcity Mentality is characterized by disconnectedness and a greedy focus on the individual. Material possessions and knowledge are gathered and jealously guarded to build personal power, with efforts also made to prevent others from doing the same. The mind is consumed with thoughts of day-to-day survival. Because this paradigm cannot support a person in a sustainable way indefinitely, a sense of helplessness emerges. This leads to a belief that ultimately there is no hope for long term satisfaction of basic needs, and so the individual’s focus shifts away from survival needs and into the realm of sensual gratification. “If tomorrow there is no hope of escaping pain, loss and deprivation, then seize what pleasures today may offer.”
“I need more!” + “There’s not enough for me” = Scarcity Mentality
“Share with group” + “There’s enough to go around” = Abundance Mentality
Scarcity Mentality – Me, mine, my own, more, now, separation, destruction, non-Indigenous.
Abundance Mentality – Us, ours, shared, enough, soon, connectedness, creation, Indigenous.
Scarcity Mentality is a Western construct, a cultural disease that has infected our Indigenous ideologies and begun to eradicate the Abundance Mentality that is essential for the future survival of all life on this planet.
The shift to Scarcity Mentality thinking represents a shift away from the paradigm of relatedness and communal living, towards autonomy and individual gratification. At its core, this is a shift from Indigenousness to the relatively recent construct of non-Indigenousness. Non-Indigenousness is nothing more than separation of self from nature. Everyone on the planet was Indigenous until relatively recently in human history, and if we can’t return to that soon, this Scarcity Mentality is going to eat our planet alive.
Abundance Through Unity
For centuries systematic giving has been a custom in most cultures and is referred to by various names. It is indeed an indigenousness system by which the community would band together to help those in need. They did not rely on government or outsiders they would take up a collection or take turns helping those who were less fortunate. People are rediscovering this method for creating great abundance.
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