Trapped in a numbed state, says author Victoria Castle, many of us have lost access to our fundamental human goodness. Thoughts and actions are restricted by a crippling lack of confidence and a fixed belief that nothing is ever enough -- we can't be good enough, have time enough, earn money enough, fill-in-the-blanks enough to achieve our goals. Castle identifies this omnipresent malaise as the " Trance of Scarcity." To successfully upgrade from scarcity and struggle to abundance and ease, she says, requires disrupting and dislodging old inner patterns. She presents three solutions: defying the cultural " common sense" that scarcity is an unchangeable truth and thereby eliminating its power; leveraging the two elements that create our personal realities (our stories and how we embody them); and using the powerful, proven Cycle of Abundance to promote relaxation, freedom, and satisfaction. This useful guide offers readers a road map to greater autonomy and aliveness in a complex, challenging world.