Abundance and friendship: Three of Cups

Abundance and friendship: Three of Cups

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You nor I cannot manifest or change someone else into being nicer, kinder or more loving.  You cannot change someone else, and it is not good for us either to wish harm to others. The universe would only throw that back in your face.  In those situations, all we control or influence is ourselves. We can change, react or simply leave the situation.

I see abundance in the three of cups, it nudges me to consider, in the madness of my life, how inexhaustible love can be and abundance we all have within us and how we share it, should we do the work to discover it. It challenges me to look at my relationship with my fear of scarcity or lack (reversed).

If our manifestations are focused outwards instead of inwards, the universe may bring about that manifestation to us in ways less than pleasant.   When we focus inward it encourages us to work on ourselves, become more open and ready to do our own hard work. Friendship can help and support us through this journey. The spirit of friendship, to help and with help and love from others, that I have shared with my friends in solidarity. I feel blessed to be able to share my struggle to build a balanced relationship with abundance. Manifesting abundance is to love yourself, to love others and be loved, to give and be given to, to feel part of a greater whole.

This past year I think I’m a bit of a Lucky B*tch and I have been manifesting like a mo-fo. I’ve always believed that “If you dream it, you can make it happen”. I almost gave myself no option but to trust my gut instincts and believe that my manifestations would lead me down the right track. A few of the things have been material objects like my couch, and an amazing lamp that I’d described to myself in great detail – that I then found at a side of the road garage sale for $20 (it needed many many hours of elbow grease polishing and cleaning off all the rust)!


Others have been more challenging like, finding the perfect place to live in. I tried desperately and with much grief to find somewhere for a me and a friend to live. As soon as I gave up on what I ‘thought I wanted’ and accepted that maybe I should live on my own, the universe brought a literal choice of places to pick from right into my lap. I was trying to manifest what I thought she wanted, instead of what I needed to ground myself to be able to create and share from a place where my cup was completely full.  I’d resisted and resisted which caused me nothing but pain, and the moment I stopped resisting, listened, looked at the love I needed, the opportunities appeared.

  • It taught me to stop trying to please everyone else at a detriment to myself, my stress levels and mental health
  • It taught me, that loving others does not mean compromising myself
  • It taught me to stop, feel the pain, and be open to the unexpected, the impermanence of what we “think” we want
  • It taught me a lesson in boundary setting and self care I’m still continuing to learn

Well played universe, well played.

Then even more recently than that, I stopped working full time to work part time and focus more strongly on my business.  That meant a new job and changes to my budgeting and bank balance. The universe really had it in for me to learn a lesson in trust (I’m still not a confident expert).  Trusting everything would be okay, I’d be able to stop eating into my savings or adjust my lifestyle and manage my money better. I didn’t want to feel like I had a negative relationship with my money, or that I was a miserly scrooge. I was struggling however to have a healthy non codependent relationship with my business income and pay checks.  

After a couple of tearful and stressed moments, beautiful moments of vulnerability where I admitted to myself what I was scared of and slowly saw the fear of scarcity (3 of cups reversed) and uncertainty lift. Giving myself space to feel, and stepping back to decide that I’d make it work, I’d survive, not be miserable. Slowly as the agitation in my spirit lessened, I accepted the risk, the adventure, the trust in my own abilities, my calm returned. 

In a short space of time my triad of abundance had come to fruition. The Three of Cups combine the qualities of both the Ace and the Two of Cups. As I learn to love and trust my self, my abundance will grow and blossom. The 3 (triad) of three things in my learning about manifestation does not seem amiss as look at my way of interpreting the healing, fullness and abundance of this tarot card.

I hope you’ve followed me through my journey in learning about manifestation, learning to trust my gut, share and love, let go and grow through the process. Even though my (self inflicted – I chose to change jobs/hours) moment of overwhelm, I still believed that the universe would magick the answer to my manifestation. I thought it was just going to be a lesson in being less material, being more economic and open to a less dependant on money for a lifestyle or pleasures.  And now thinking back it, they have been just a tiny element of what I have learned about myself –  but the kicker?

It's always the unexpected things, the unexpected lessons or the unexpected journeys that have helped me grow the most. Click To Tweet

I got given my 6 month pay review (from my part time job) increase 4 months early. To be honest I was in shock for quite a while, but it challenged me to go, so if the fear is removed how can I continue to keep my mindset, my new attitude to money. When I was told I forgot to be suitably excited and grateful out of disbelief.  My first thoughts were: Okay magick manifestation – you got me. If I ever doubt again if I’m ever not open, trusting or super specific, not letting go for the beautiful experience that my manifestations teach me – I hope I can re-read this post and learn, realise how wonderful manifesting my dreams can be. Now I think “how can I use my abundance to share, manifest more things for my community and those I love?”.

It felt like the universe not only had a massive lesson to teach me, but had done it in the form of “cute” practical joke that it had been played on me. I’ll write more about how I view “the universe”, soon as I know I keep referring to it in 3rd person, but that is a post for another day.

The things I try to constantly remind myself about manifestation and the lessons it has taught me this year:

  • Love yourself and let in the love around you
  • Be super specific
  • Do not be expectant or anxious impatient for your manifestation to happen
  • Be trusting and let go the worry
  • Be open and ready to learn the lessons the universe would teach you
  • Be prepared to put in the hard work to bring your manifestation to life

May magikcal opportunities and doors open for you. May the lessons and personal growth be hard yet rewarding along the way.
I love to share stories of my experiences to show this magick is possible. I don’t mean to portray it as an easy or quick process that won’t also be challenging.  I acknowledge that my experience and journey is completely unique, my way of doing things will not work for everyone, and I acknowledge my privileges that make some of this possible. I am grateful for my abundance and do my best to share, build up and journey with those who I love, and those who’s needs I can make lighter.

Flossy xxx

 

Manifesting the magick of abundance: Ace of Pentacles

Manifesting the magick of abundance: Ace of Pentacles

Our selves, our lives are so full of possibilities waiting to be unearthed.  Sowing the seeds today, to manifest prosperity, abundance and starting to create those wonderful feelings of groundedness within ourselves in the future is magick. The message I’m taking from the Ace of Pentacles is to follow my gut instinct, dare greatly, manifest abundance, and take action when opportunities present themselves to me,

Manifestation is the art of creating a positive synergy in the universe, putting out there the things you want, being grateful for what you have and being willing to accept the universe providing in way that that challenges your expectations.

When I say I want my business to be able to support myself financially, my whole rhetoric and thought processes has been completely challenged.

  • How do I view money?
  • Am I attached to it?
  • Do I have a scarcity complex?
  • What is the emotional labour am I willing to exchange for money?
  • Most importantly, what do I consider to be “enough” money for me?

This continues to be and has been the most wonderful challenging journey in ways, I never expected. Manifestation of abundance can be as complex or by complete contrast the most simple thing.

I moved house in October last year from one room into a little 1 brm apartment. I didn’t have the money or the furniture to furnish my living area. I love to decorate in a unique creative way and the temptation to start browsing the internet for quirky furnishings was so tempting. As a highly visual person I created a vision in my mind’s eye of what I wanted my little house to look like. The colours, the textures and the fabric. Sometimes the things we dream of don’t come to us on a platter the way we imagine.

A seed of productivity has been planted in your life although you may not yet recognise it. When the seed sprouts, it could take almost any form. It might be a feeling of centeredness, desire for results or need to focus on practical matters. Being open to unexpected gifts, opportunities or synchronistic events surprising us with the answers to our manifestations.

I have always lusted after a luxurious chaise lounge, that almost fairy tale kind, long enough to lay on but not too long that it would take up my entire room. A dark velvety fabric with some sort of baroque pattern. You’re starting to see it in your imagination. Daringly I manifest all this to the universe.

I found myself talking out loud describing it and saying how excited I was and the feeling or how grounded and peaceful my house would feel all put together. All the wonderful things I could create, the friendships and conversations I’d share in the space I’d imagined in my head.

Then one day, driving through my local suburb, unexpectedly glancing at the hard rubbish / tip junk on the side of the road verge. Low and behold there was my couch!! Except it was a grimy peach, covered in mould, and tatty fabric looking sad and rejected in the damp grass. Exactly the opposite of what I’d imagined. The old peach fabric was covered in light mould, the wooden legs were rotting and the seat cover was a daggy torn leopard print . If I wanted my dream couch, there was going to be A LOT of hard work involved.

Manifestation is the art of creating a positive synergy in the universe, putting out there the things you want, being grateful for what you have and being willing to accept the universe providing in way that that challenges your expectations.

Today my couch is glorious, the jewel of my little nook. I found the exact fabric I wanted and saved up to buying it. I spent many hours sweating ripping fabric off the frame, stripping it back ready for its new life.

I embrace the element of risk and failure when I stick my neck out, manifesting new things and trying to effect disruptive change in my life. The Ace of Pentacles encourages me to go forward trusting the process, my practical self-knowledge and my openness to unconventional opportunities that I might otherwise have missed.

I’ve really had to be super patient to get what I’d wished for. Simple magick. I’m glad it happened this way as this couch means so much more to me, since I put so much effort and work into it myself. I could have gone and bought the finished product, but it wouldn’t have touched me, broken me, or taught me this lesson. It now carries memories of my my magick, my hard work and love – the precious gift manifestation has given me.

  • I asked for something super specific.
  • I was not expectant or impatiently waiting for it to appear.
  • I trusted the process, embraced the risk and let go of feelings of scarcity.
  • I was open and ready to learn the lessons the universe would teach me, in order to receive it.
  • I was prepared to put in the hard work to bring my manifestation to life.

 

I love to share stories of my experiences to show this magick is possible. I don’t mean to portray it as an easy or quick process that won’t also be challenging.  I acknowledge that my experience and journey is completely unique, my way of doing things will not work for everyone, and I acknowledge my privileges that make some of this possible. I am grateful for my abundance and do my best to share, build up and journey with those who I love, and those who’s needs I can make lighter.

Come join me – connect, share tea on my couch one day <3

Flossy xxx