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Spiritual Rubber

written by Maggie Sale Ostara, PhD

Have you heard the expression, where the rubber hits the road?

It’s the place where your vehicle gets traction.  The tire (rubber) has to grab the road and the engine turns the wheel so that the tire turns, and the vehicle goes forward.  And if your tire doesn’t have tread, or there’s water or mud on the road, the tire slips and you don’t gain traction.

And we use that expression to mean the place in your life where you need to have traction, where things have to meet and cooperate in order to move forward.  And if the rubber doesn’t hit the road, then your proverbial tires spins, throw mud in your face perhaps, and you go nowhere.  Sometimes nowhere fast, as they say.

So what about Spiritual Rubber, and why should you care?

I like to talk about where the Spiritual Rubber hits the road.  It’s the place, the edge that I like to work, that’s the hardest to work, and that brings the greatest rewards.  Rewards in terms of manifestations, sure.  But that’s not what I’m talking about.  I’m talking about a much bigger game.  A game that is what this whole moment in time is about.  Where the Spiritual Rubber hits the road.

Choice point.  Belief point.  Prove it point.

Here’s the deal.  I ask people a lot, and you can ask yourself right now:  Do you believe you live in an abundant and benevolent Universe?

Most people I ask will say: Yes.  That’s our common concept, particularly with spiritual, rather than religious, circles today.  We hold this ideal that we live in an abundant, supportive Universe.  And if you believe in God, or god, or Goddess, spirit, what have you, then probably you think this Being loves and cares for you.  Again, this is a commonly held spiritual concept.  You hear it all the time, people write about it, they make posters out of it, you can even buy it on a t-shirt or a coffee cup.

But when I ask, “do you make decisions as if you were supported by a loving and benevolent higher being, or as if you really lived and had access to an abundant and supportive Universe?”  most people go a bit blank.  I can almost hear the wheels spinning  inside.

And I ask:  What if you were to live as if you already had everything you need?  What if you were to act based on the concept that you live in a state of abundance, supported by the All That Is?

Most people go very quiet.

What about you?  Do you live and act as if you actually have access to what you need to live the way that you want to live?  Or do you calculate, worry, look at your bank account, fret about where money is going to come from next?

This is where the Spiritual Rubber hits the road.  Where you espoused spiritual beliefs hit your everyday life and your everyday actions.  For most people I’ve spoken with—and for myself on plenty of occasions—there’s a significant disconnect.

The rubber doesn’t hit the road, the tires spin, there’s not traction.  And on a bad day, there’s mud on your face, too.

My first prosperity teacher, also one of the most powerful spiritual teachers I’ve ever known, Bob Proctor, 15 years ago shared with me this concept:

Money comes from God through people.  Money represents infinite source energy on the material plane.  It doesn’t come from people.  It comes from God through people.  You don’t take money from people, you receive it from God.

So you allow money to come to you through people, knowing that it’s coming from Spirit, the Universe, your version of Source energy.  And if the Spiritual Rubber is hitting the road, then you act as if money were going to come to you from God through people.  Because you know, you actually believe, not just espouse, that in this abundant Universe there is plenty for you, too.

What I hear a lot, is that yes, I believe in an abundant Universe—but not for me.  That’s the underlying belief that is running around inside of soooo many people, orchestrating their experience.  Sound familiar?  I know this one, intimately. ; )

What is ONE THING you could do this week that would help you gain traction, help you feel where the Spiritual Rubber hits the road so that you can FEEL and KNOW even in a small way, that abundance is here for YOU, too?!  Please go here and leave a comment about what you are going to do this week at this choice point—how you can gain traction where the rubber hits the road.


Maggie Sale Ostara, PhD left her prestigious job as the Director of Women’s a Gender Studies at Columbia University when she realized she’s not built to work for anyone else. Since then, Dr. Ostara has become a Certified Human Design Specialist (Level 4), a Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, a highly sought after teacher-mentor, who teaches high-achieving women how to develop their personal sovereignty, to activate their super powers, and to unleash themselves from society’s prescription of success.

She’s the creator of the Soul Signature Self Awareness Project, the Wheel of Power of the Visionary Entrepreneur, and over 20 educational programs focused building soul-inspired businesses that positively impact the world and taking command of your life through personal sovereignty. She’s hosted 5 multi-speaker online conferences, and spoken on over 15 such conferences reaching audiences of over 200,000 participants.

With two decades of experience supporting 20,000+ students and hundreds of clients through her online programs and conferences, Dr. Ostara teaches how to avoid overwhelm and burnout, how to make reliable decisions, how to create a bigger impact with less effort, and how to transform inner liabilities into powerful assets and allies.