I had an amazing experience recently where I was completely tuned in and aligned. I felt really good, and I knew exactly the right words to say, and I was funny! Perfect timing, the right words, and an unshakable good feeling.
This experience was so good that I wanted more. I had a taste of how good alignment feels and I wanted to return to it as soon as possible.
But it didn’t quite work out that way. I felt like I was making progress in feeling really good and finding alignment, but then I’d come crashing down and feel terrible.
This up and down cycle hit me a couple of times before I understood what was happening: I was desperate to feel alignment again, and rejecting where I was. I was no longer practicing contentment, relief, or feeling better. In other words, I was getting ahead of myself.
The answer…difficult thought it seemed…was to be content once more with how I was feeling and where I was, even though it wasn’t as amazing as alignment.
It sounds paradoxical, but this is still a vibrational game and you get out of it what you put into it. So if you put in contentment you get contentment, if you put in insufficiency you get insufficiency.
Where we trip ourselves up is that we think God responds to the intentionality of our vibrational states. We fear that if we are feeling contentment, God will say “okay, cool, if you’re happy I’ll just leave things the way they are.” We think the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
But that’s not how God operates. God says that if we believe we have received what we ask for, then it will be added to us.
So what does “insufficiency” do? It stops us receiving what we have asked for, and so it becomes more insufficiency.
That’s why chasing anything – including alignment – doesn’t work. Because it is driven by a sense of insufficiency or lack.
But if we can find contentment, we allow ourselves to receive more of the good feelings, ideas, and manifestations that match genuine contentment.
So embrace the paradox. Find contentment wherever you are and more will be added to you.