: something that completes or makes an addition
: the quantity or amount needed or available
: the act or process or filling a want or need
Supplement (n.): late 14th century, from Latin supplementum “that which fills up, that with which anything is made full or whole, something added to supply a deficiency,” from supplere “to fill up, make full, complete” (related to Supply).
Supply (v.): late 14th century, “to help, support, maintain,” also “fill up, make up for,” from Old French soupplier “fill up, make full” and directly from Latin supplere, sub “up from below” + plere “to fill.”
“There is a supply for every demand.”
Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940, American artist, book illustrator, and New Thought spiritual teacher and metaphysical writer; best known for her first book, The Game of Life and How to Play it (1925).)
“Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, if you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation.”
Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924, American inspirational author who wrote and founded of Success Magazine in 1887: many of his ideas were based on New Thought philosophy.)
“Depend on it. God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterwards, and He much prefers doing so.”
James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905, British Protestant Christian missionary to China and the founder of the China Inland Mission; Taylor spent 51 years in China.)
“The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.”
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860, 19th century German philosopher; among the first to contend that the universe is not a rational place)
“The game is No. 1. You are an adjunct to the game. In a studio, there is no game. You are the star. That’s why you are there. For the game, you can’t go away from the game and beat your chest. People are there to watch the game. You are there to supplement, not to override or overwhelm.”
Al Michaels (b. 1944, American television sportscaster)
“Mama grizzlies mate later than other bears. They have two cubs instead of four. They wait four years – about twice as long as other bears – between having cubs. And after they’re pregnant, if winter is hard or their health is not good or the food supply is uncertain, they re-absorb the embryo into their body.”
Gloria Steinem (b. 1934, age 81, American writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer, and world traveler and teacher)
“Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, if you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation.” — Orison Swett Marden
Do we dare to wake up every morning, open our arms and give thanks to the miracle of our day, to stand in faith, and to envision a greater and more expansive life? Do we dare to ask the Universe for what we truly need? What will be the the answers, and the spiritual and material supply?
A beloved psychic advisor once told me I was always wealthy even when I was poor. I still chew on that gold nugget of wisdom.
Wealth, prosperity, and abundance, are not just about money. It’s about access to divine well-being, happiness, freedom, opportunity, shelter, good food, clean water, and healthy environments.
Before my mother died my childhood home was mostly rich in warmth, love, art, music, and cleanliness. While my father worked as a police officer, my mother worked at home, creating and providing us with a clean, bright, and beautiful home, good food, well-designed clothes, joy, and laughter.
She also took us on many adventures to study music and to go to concerts and museums. She nourished her family with culture, art, and with great visions for bright futures. Yes, there was trauma due to faulty ancestral and DNA programming, but largely it was a loving and spiritually-based home.
I know I have a magnificent life because of the visions, hard work, and tenacity of my mother, father, grandparents, and also the fearless and freedom fighting ancestors before us. They were the divine vessels that supplemented and continue to supply me so that I could envision and manifest bigger dreams for my self, my children, and future generations to come.
How do we sustain our full access to a renewable source of divine energy and supply? Gratitude expands our natural currents by giving and receiving. But, we must have the strength to look ourselves in the mirror and understand where we have been, where we are now, and all the great places and experiences we expect to be and to have.
Godspeed, my friends, always!
Much Love, Tonya