Making Due = Losing Out!
Hi, welcome to the second video in our video series “Bargain-Hunting Pitfalls.” This series is all about our very human desire to try to invest as little as possible and still get something valuable in return. We do this because we’re trying to conserve resources, but the irony is as we’re trying to conserve resources in this way we are actually sabotaging our experience of deeper abundance. Today’s topic is about “Making Due With What’s Available.”
When we bargain hunt we’re looking at what is available in the world at a cheap price and bringing it into our lives. The first most obvious problem is the things that are available at a cheap price either don’t have much value in the first place, or they are things that nobody else wanted. That means we are bringing into our lives things that are not valuable and not wanted. We clutter up our lives with things that were a “good deal,” but don’t really make us happy. Our lives end up being filled up with these things that are taking up space and actually deflecting us from understanding what we really want.
Flirting with Mr. Right Now?
It reminds me of the old argument, “Well, he’s not Mr. Right, but he’s Mr. Right Now.” We figure Mr. Right Now isn’t perfect, and we’re not going to marry him, but he’s a placeholder for Mr. Right. But that is not how it works. Being with Mr. Right Now does not end up eventually with you finding Mr. Right. First we say “no” Mr. Right Now. We stop writing that story and you start a whole other story that’s the Mr. Right story.
Until we get rid of the clutter that doesn’t match us, we are not in a position to even know what we really want. That’s the second problem with bargain-hunting in this topic today: making do with what’s available is basically just responding to the world around us. That is a perspective that comes to us from the mental energy field, or the mind. It’s a very linear part of ourselves that sees reality as though it is fixed; we can’t change anything so we’re just gonna try to make the best of it.
Moving From Response to Creation!
But from the spiritual energy field we have an entirely different kind of energy. It’s a creative energy, a manifesting energy which comes to us in our desire. When we are ready to create something new, we can get in touch with that desire that tells us who we really are and what we really want, and what will really make us happy. We’re no longer responding to what the world is offering us; we are changing the world to respond to us.
Not only do we end up having a life that truly matches us and gives us space to expand and grow, but this creativity is our actual gift to the world around us. The world is not expanded or enriched by people who respond to it. Responding to the world just reinforces its current patterns. The world is changed and expanded from those people who are willing to get in touch with their desire and bring it to the surface, in manifesting something new. So it not only benefits us to take this posture in our lives, it benefits everyone around us. We can see, then, how bargain-hunting encourages us to actually be lazy, to “go with the flow”, instead of taking ownership and claiming our power in forming and shaping the lives that we really want for ourselves.