A few years ago, I started to explore the “I want more” syndrome. Obviously, ‘wanting more and more’ shows a fear of lack. This fear of not having enough, or being able to lose your possessions, a wrong sense of materialism and what it means to you, a ‘doomsday is just around the corner’ attitude all contribute to wanting more. It’s like a security blanket; you can hide behind your possessions.
However, in reality, only the mental sense of abundance can save you and me, and everyone, from lack. It’s our mental sense that governs our lives, and our thoughts of wealth will bring fortitude into our experiences. Abundance is a mental state not a material one.
On the extreme side, hoarding, or the amassing of goods, is a lack of knowing that the Universe is abundant, and that we are part of this abundance. What makes a person so desperate that they hold on to everything including what most of us call trash? Studies have shown that this type of behavior is prevalent in people over the age of 40 and more so in men than in woman. It also shows that there is a connection to childhood abuse; proving traumatic events are positively correlated with the severity of hoarding. Fear. The amassing of possessions, even if of no value, masks a greater problem of emotional imbalance. A hiding behind the mountains of trash, so to speak. It surely needs professional help and guidance.
Again, fear of not having, and clinging on to material possessions as the symbol of “having” shows that we believe in the possibility of ‘lack’. At the end we must let go of material things, they mean nothing in the vast ocean of Universal Consciousness. And for all who have the need to get more materials goods, I say: Focus on your abundant and good thoughts, your mental plenty, and all things will be added onto to you!