The wise old man wrote, "If you fulfill the pattern that is peculiar to yourself, you have loved yourself, you have accumulated and have abundance; you bestow virtue then because you have luster. You radiate; from your abundance something overflows." Nietezche's Zarathustra: Notes of the Seminar Given in 1934 - 1939, Vol. II (29 Janurary 1936), p. 801.

Abundance comes from truth to self. If we water ourselves down, who we are and what we think, then we lose hold of our life and our very sense of self. It may happen sooner or later, but we will feel depleted, down, and lost once we've veered from truth to self. Abundance, having sufficient energy for living well and fully, trickles and then gushes with cultivated truth to self.

"I felt so much energy after session yesterday. The dream that I had set me free. It got me back on my path." This patient's remark echoes an experience many of us may have had. Dreams, deep feeling states, bring insight and draw us back to the way that is ours to walk. We feel better, energized. In the words of the sage, we "fulfill the pattern that is peculiar" to ourselves and therein discover energy, overflowing abundance.

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Comment by Paul DeBlassie III on February 5, 2016 at 7:15am

Linda..good morning to you as well! Living our path is such a daily discipline of listening, sensitivity to subtle shifts of energy, and an always evolving appreciation for authentic relating and connecting with good souls...thank you for reaching out and sharing...peace..Paul

Comment by Linda AK Thompson, PhD on February 5, 2016 at 6:17am

Awe Good Morning Dear Paul - meandering along..on undivided home...choosing my own peculiar...patterned path...swirling around from the core of my essence being...Awe...OMG I love your soul care writings...thank you always Paul for the lovely connections...healing words and thought forms...Peace + Love Linda

Comment by Paul DeBlassie III on February 4, 2016 at 4:23pm really is such a vital insight especially as each day brings challenges to remain on the path peculiar to ourself..take care.

Comment by Mark Sipowicz on February 4, 2016 at 2:34pm

Connecting abundance to "fulfilling the pattern that is peculiar to ourselves" feels like an important insight and connection. Thanks Paul!

...And by extension, living a more undivided life, as Parker Palmer often describes this archetypal terrain of wholeness.

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