Rick Jarow gave a presentation on his Alchemy of Abundance at the
Planetarium last Sunday at SCDL. I was not able to make it, but here
are a friends notes:
The 3 steps to the Alchemy of Abundance are,
1. Simply observe reality by saying “Ah… look at what is, look at
what has manifested”
2. Release all Judgment, especially towards ourselves. (and it was
interesting that he added not to condemn OR exalt, as both are judgments)
3. Use your power of imagination to create a “healing vision” that
grows out of your passion, and sustains you.
He also talked about tragedy and how it can enrich us. He said that
wherever you have been wounded, that is a place where you can heal.
(in this regard, he said he would not go to a therapist who had had a
happy childhood). He said Abundance infuses tragedy with hope. If
you have been betrayed and can still love, then you are truly and
deeply abundant. The key is how you receive challenges, how you open
up to them and how they transform you.
He said to Love What Is… & from there, Go in the direction of what
can be. Know what you want, and at the same time, care less, and be
He said that those who are truly Abundant drink from the well of
things as they are.
He spoke of a wonderful eccentric teacher/mentor who was a strong
influence on him when he was a young man, and she would say “Start
opening your heart and stop covering your ass” (essentially, have
faith/compassion and let go of fear)