I thought I knew what abundance was. Five years after my divorce, I had rebuilt my life from a two-room rented office and a small rental house to owning my office, the house next door, and a five acre retirement property. I had everything in place to purchase a new rental property each year, and be able to retire on residual income within ten years. I thought that I was experiencing incredible abundance. The Universe obviously had different ideas on the topic for me to experience.
Most of us have been taught not to receive. In false humility, we turn away from compliments, praise, and even the recognition of our own innate gifts. I find the deeper implications of this as I watch others refuse the words of appreciation I speak to them, the gifts I care-fully select for them, and even their own Endowments from Source.