L et us explore this magical journey into the different stages of manifesting abundance that moves us from the ordinary world of effort into the extra-ordinary world of flow.
This sharing of this magical mystery tour will be unfolded
Level 1 Abundance—The Ordinary World
Level 3 Abundance—The World of the Extraordinary
Within each of these three stages of manifesting I will share with you the challenges, the stage of life from which it is directed, the focus in relation to the personal will, the relationship to your energy system (Y-E-S) and the cultural pressures involved.
In our culture we social sanction Level 1 Abundance. It is all about success, achievement and getting what you want. It is the foundation of the toxic capitalist system under which the world is being destroyed.
Manifestation at this level comes from the foundational belief that everyone who lives in the ordinary world is separate from everyone else.
Because of this belief in separation resources are limited and if you are to be successful, you better get what you can while you can.
It plugs you into the Matrix and programmed to live the conditioned life of the separate sense of the personal self. This is who you think you are. It is who most everyone thinks they are.
To move beyond this idea of self (Red Pill) threatens the established order and your place within it.
We experience this first level of manifestation and abundance in this way:
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. – Genesis 3:19
Because of the belief in personal separation, this is how we live life on this planet.
You as the personal sense of the self think you have to do everything. At this 1st level of manifestation it is all about action and effort. The focus of your life energy is on “doing.”
The more you “do” the more you tend to “get.” This is the accepted norm in relation to the idea of manifestation and abundance at this 1st level of manifestation.
However, at this level of manifestation the more you “do” the more you create a collective “do-do.” You become addicted to the experience of “never enough.” There is never any real experience of contentment.
This is where we all begin.
If continued, it is often how many of us get burned out and addicted to some form of much-needed relief. We might achieve much but at the cost of our health, our relationships to family and others and collectively to the Earth and other sentient beings on the planet.
At this level of manifestation our level of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) goes up and our level of GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) goes down.
Will to Power
The focus of the personal will at this 1st level of manifestation is on the will to power. The more power the more you achieve and the bigger the rewards. This is how we formulate the present system with the 1% holding and mis-using much of the resources for the other 99%
From this 1st level of manifestation your energy system is driven from the demands of the personal will (ego) rather than in alignment with the true purpose of your existence. Your mantra at this level of manifestation is, “My will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”
You achieve success because of effort and hard work. There is nothing wrong with this but those who manifest at higher levels recognize there is not enough balance between “doing” and “being.”
Driven from the will to power, there is a lot of focus on goal setting and time management. This is a very masculine dynamic. You are assured, “You must have goals,” (Zig Ziglar) and that “Time is money.”
Many people successful at this 1st level of manifestation can live their whole lives with no awareness of a more balanced, healthy and wholistic way of manifesting what would give them greater happiness.
The paradox is that you manifest this greater happiness to the degree to which you move from being in control (personal will to power) to allowing Creation to manifest through you (Universal Will to Love).
Manifesting in the 1st Stage of Life
Manifesting abundance at level one is a Stage 1 life experience. Hopefully, it does not remain at this stage, but for most people this is how it is.
Life Stage 1 is the period of life from around the time you are twenty to around thirty-five to forty. This is the period during which you develop your personal sense of self (ego). It is who you identify yourself as being.
You may have a career, you may have a family, you may be successful by cultural standards. You may have a clear sense of who you are and have firm ego boundaries.
This is fine. It is best if at this stage you have clear ego boundaries and a sense of what it means to be successful by the terms of what we consider the norm in the ordinary world.
By the time you reach the age of 35-40 years you will have had some life experience. While you may well have had some success in creating a life you desire, you will have suffered some loss.
If you are lucky, this will draw you to ask deeper questions of life.
You will, if you are fortunate, be drawn into a crisis of meaning. You might ask, “Is this all there is?” There have been many who reach a large degree of success at this stage of life who feel empty inside.
This crisis of meaning can come earlier in life. It came to me in my middle twenties. For many people, it just doesn’t happen. As the mythologist Jean Houston declares in her wisdom school teachings, many people are content to live what she refers to as, “The same old same as.”
They might experience The Call to Adventure (1st Stage of Awakening) and refuse to follow the call. When offered to choose the Red or Blue Pill they choose to stay in the Matrix (the norm) and refuse to venture into the wonder of who they are.
The Lower Chakra Dynamic
We achieve manifestation at this 1st level of abundance from the energy of the lower chakras. These are the lower chakras related to personal development.
The lower chakras are:-
- Root Chakra—Embodiment
- Sacral Chakra—Relationship
- Solar Plexus Chakra—Empowerment
If you are manifesting in the 1st stage of life, the reason this might be from a positive point of view is that the above three centres are in alignment. You feel embodied; you feel connected, and you feel empowered.
This is not how it feels for most people in the 1st stage of life.
Many are driven from the dynamic of the 3rd chakra, which is the energy of the personal will. These are the driven people of the world. They attain success in pushing through whether that negatively impacts the health of their body or the health of their intimate relationships.
Even when these energy centres are in alignment, there may as yet be no awareness of the transition centre (heart) centre that is the gateway into the higher dimensions of manifestation and abundance.
It is necessary that these energy centres be in alignment so that the energy of the higher centres can be felt. This leads to experiences of flow and creativity from Source energy. Your life takes on a larger meaning.
The personal and the universal are dancing together. This is when you experience the real magical mystery tour that is you one wild and precious life.
If this is not your experience, then as the mystic poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe declares in his poem The Holy Longing:
And so long as you haven’t experienced this: to die and so to grow,
you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth.
1st Level Challenges
The challenges at this 1st Stage of Life are many. The primary challenge is to create firm ego boundaries.
There are many spiritual teachers and teachings that insist that the disciple get rid of the ego. If you wish to see what getting rid of the ego looks like, then I suggest you spend time at an institution for the insane.
These suffering souls are the individuals who have no clear ego boundaries.
Anyone who wishes to journey into the wonderland of the True Self needs to build clear ego boundaries. I see far too many disembodied and etheric individuals who travel this road of spiritual awakening.
It focuses them on the spiritual without being grounded in matter.
To become a free flow of abundance, you need to be grounded in the body. The first thing you have to ensure is that you take command of the voice in your head. In the song World Party by The Waterboys as this voice is referred to as “The Madman in the Cave of the Skull.”
The Madman in the Cave of the Skull is referred to by the modern mystic Eckhart Tolle as “The normal insanity.”
This is the norm of the Matrix—The Ordinary World.
This norm is the voice in your head that sucks all the life energy out of you. It is what drives much of your life. It is the servant who has taken over the Palace. Your sovereign sense of self has left the building to wander in rags in a foreign land.
If you are blessed, then you will find success only to recognise toward the end of the 1st Stage of Life that there is no real meaning in what has been have achieved.
Not that you do not felt a certain degree of satisfaction and happiness in accomplishing tasks such as bringing up children, advancing your career, developing a loving relationship with another.
Please note that none of this is wrong. It’s just not the complete picture.
You can, and most likely will, get caught up like so many other people do that it is the complete picture. At this 1st Stage of Life you identify yourself as a creature of one world when in reality you are a creature of two worlds.
These two worlds are not separate, but you remain ignorant of the world beyond the personal sense of self even if you believe in it.
These are the worlds of:-
- Time and Eternity.
- Finite and Infinite
- Personal and Universal
If you ask deeper questions for your existence, then you become open to the 2nd Stage of Life.
Many people resist this experience. This is understandable. This is the period where you decide that you will take the Red Pill and see how far down the rabbit hole you might venture into the wonderland of your True Self.
This, more often than not, is a period of deep transition. It is not comfortable. It has been called The Midlife Crisis.