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So much about not having what you want is not about not actually having, but about the capacity to receive.
We can have all sorts of things, including great support, great supportive relationships and continuously feel like something is missing, like we're not getting what we want. In fact, in our life, we may be experiencing an inordinate amount of a sense of being "robbed."
This experience of being robbed is an outward manifestation of our perpetual condition of lack.
And it's not really lack, it's an inability to become aware of what we have, accept it, take it in, be fed by it and experience having.
A good thing to contemplate. And transform.
Sometimes we're so desperate to make a change, we're willing to settle for the littlest of the something we really want. This does not work. This approach does not tap into our soul potential; it taps into our human pictures and what we feel is permissible from the human point of view (usually determined from our childhood history).
When we open to our soul potential, is when things can get moving, and we can actually get what we really want and more.
If something you're looking to change in your life is not moving, is not opening up, it may be your picture is too small. See if you can open to a much, much grander vision.
The Universe loves big, wide channels of expression. When we allow only a little for ourselves, the Universe is not thrilled; it tries to give us signs to open up. The more you can open to receive you full soul potential, the easier everything will be for you, and ultimately much more fulfilling.
The World is Too Much with Us
by William Wordsworth, 1802
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. --Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.
The core of childhood issues is the mandate that present-day conditions be--in any way possible--maintained the way they were in childhood. So, if you lived in fear and anxiety, in your life today you are constantly--without being aware of it--taking physical actions to maintain the atmosphere of fear and anxiety.
From giving psychic readings, I see that this problem can be approached from another direction by starting to imagine a life of safety, security, peace and protection--a life that is comfortable.
You actually have to get used to having a great life. And the way to do it is to first start thinking about, then maybe writing about, then perhaps visualizing this sort of life in a self-guided meditation. You take steps. But the objective always is to accept a life of peace, prosperity, safety and comfort.
'God Himself is incomplete without me.'" From A Course in Miracles, p. 165.
I remember years ago I took a workshop that was about the inner child and we did this exercise with a partner where we completed the sentence stem: Who I really am is: _____________and whatever came to mind is what you completed the sentence with.
For me the process took me to the Truth, to essence of my being. But that wasn't the end of it.
When we broke for lunch, and after I'd eaten my lunch and was sitting back dosing, I had one of my "downloads." I was shown images of where I came from, how I became material, who I really am, why I was here . . . . My own value was clearly shown by showing me that I was an aspect of God. In light of that truth, the question of value was pointless; it had no meaning.
But, it went beyond that, that without me, God would be lessened. My value was so intrinsic, so unquestionable, as to be a non-question.
So in reading A Course in Miracles and coming across the above information, I was heartened, reminded again of my vision.
A couple of sentences down, it continues: "The truth about you is so lofty that nothing unworthy of God is worthy of you." p. 165.
It is good to contemplate on this Truth.