Our blog this week is about ‘Wait Loss’ and not ‘weight loss!’ Weight loss has been the number one New Year’s topic of conversation and advertising for years. The media is having a field day again this year reminding us of our penchant for talking about weight loss instead of – well, you know – actually losing weight.
So, we’re not going to add any more rhetoric than we already have to the ‘weight loss banter.’ The ‘Wait Loss’ we want to explore is about shortening the waiting period between the things you want or need and your actually getting them.
We live in a world of things. And the accumulation of things costs money, requires patience, demands effort, oftentimes involves partnerships and collaboration, and most definitely demands creativity and innovation.
There’s one more comment we’re going to make about the accumulation of things – the acquisition of things requires a great deal of maturity. Collecting things for things’ sake is not a practice we advocate. Now, don’t misunderstand us, we like to have things too! However, we believe it’s okay to accumulate things, as long as things don’t possess us.
Things, and the convenience of having things, help make our human experience more enjoyable, safer, easier, less laborious, and healthier – all ‘things’ considered!
But here’s the thing – the kind of things and the amount of things we possess says a lot about the nature of our consciousness. Some things are harmful for us. Other things are nice, but unnecessary. Many things are necessary and helpful. And most of the things we accumulate are wants. So, the amounts and types of things we have and want depend on how materialistic our consciousness happens to be.
The thing is, most of this thingness thing is determined by the quality of the alignment between our human self and what neuroscientists call our ‘Deeper Self.’ Spiritual teachers call it our Divine Self or Christ Self. Psychologists refer to it as our Core Self or Transcendent Self. We call it our Extraordinary Self or Authentic Self.
We can tell you without any hesitation or equivocation that the nature of the alignment between our human self and our “Self” (whatever name you chose to call It) is what determines our ‘wait time’ for the things we want to manifest.
We’d like to toss a scriptural passage at you that guides our accumulation of things. Even if you’re not particularly into reading scripture we believe you may want to take a peek at this one, especially our metaphysical interpretation of it.
Matthew 13:12 in one of the traditional versions says: “For whosoever has, to them it shall be given, and they shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from them shall be taken away even whatever they have.”
Sounds a little harsh doesn’t it? Sounds like the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. But that’s exactly what it means – well, sorta kinda! It needs a Biblical over-haul, a major change in perspective. So, here’s ours!
Here’s Matthew 13:12 from a more enlightened perspective:
- ‘Whosoever has (the rich)’ means ‘those who fill their consciousness with truth principles.’
- ‘Whosoever has not (the poor)’ means ‘those who deny their divinity and are addicted to materiality.’
So, metaphysically speaking, Matthew 13:12 means:
‘those who fill their consciousness with truth principles will manifest whatever they need for their spiritual growth and human happiness. And those who are addicted to materiality and deny their innate divinity will lose many opportunities for enduring spiritual growth and human happiness.’
Now, here’s the hidden message in our “Wait Loss” analogy:
The ‘wait time’ for manifesting our materialistic bents can be very short. But just because we can materialize something quickly doesn’t mean it contributes to our enduring spiritual growth and human happiness – the present or in the long run. The ‘wait time’ can also be longer than we want. And depending on what we want, we may never acquire a particular material thing.
The thing is, material things rarely provide enduring happiness because we either get tired of them or worry about keeping them or protecting them. So, whether we get them sooner or later, we still have concerns about their thingness.
On the other hand, when we manifest things from a consciousness bathed in truth principles and spiritual aspirations, regardless of when those things materialize, we tend to enjoy those things from a depth of appreciation that is in sync with our divine connection. There is also a component of not wanting or needing an over-abundance of material things.
The more materialistic we are, the longer will be the ‘wait time’ for manifesting the ‘right’ things that contribute to our spiritual growth and enduring human happiness.
The more we are grounded in spiritual principles, the shorter will be the ‘wait time’ for manifesting the ‘right and perfect’ things that contribute to our spiritual growth and enduring human happiness. By right of consciousness our “Wait Loss” is a good thing. We won’t have to wait so long for things that are the material manifestations of our enlightened perspective.About the authors: In addition to their work with The Metaphysical Website, Revs. Drs. Bil and Cher Holton also present dynamic corporate workshops, the most popular entitled “The ExtraordinaryYou!” They are prolific authors, dynamic speakers, and master facilitators. Learn more by visiting them at: www.TheMetaphysicalWebsite.com and www.HoltonConsulting.com