At the moment, I have several packages on their way to me. Some are books, some are clothing, some are other useful, educational and fun items.
When I found these things, I paid the required price and hit the “confirm your order” button, fully confident that the items in question were the right ones and would end up in my hands, ready to be used for their intended purpose. I wait in happy anticipation, knowing this to be a fact because I went through the correct channels and willingly gave what was properly due to those providing the items. Because I was patient (which is tough for me) and recognized the opportunities presented, the price I ended up paying was reasonable, even low. (Example: one of the books I ordered was priced at $0.01. Even with shipping added, it was a great deal.)
I’ve found that the truly good and essential things in life are obtained in the same way. Know yourself well enough to understand your true needs, and distinguish them from momentary fascination. Clear your mind of needless mental chatter (also very tough for me), and you can easily recognize opportunities when they present themselves. Place your order with the Universe, trusting that you’ll receive exactly what you need. It’s like a “Universe Online” store, where customer service is always open, and there’s literally no limit to what you can request. My online orders are merely a handy analogy for this process, but it works pretty much the same way. The charge for this Universal service? Your attention to and acceptance of the process. As above, so below.
To all outward appearances, I merely “make do” with the leavings of others. The beautiful thing is, what others leave behind turns out to be exactly what I need. I’ve found this to be true at all levels of thought, feeling and materiality. It never fails me. It won’t fail you, either, if you surrender yourself to the Universal rhythm that’s been in place and working perfectly since – well, since forever.
Constantly chasing things down like a hunter can’t give true satisfaction – only the temporary thrill of conquest and a prize to prove to the other hunters that you “did it”. Plus it really stresses you out. I choose to give way to the hunters as they thunder by, ignoring the good things staring them in the face as they charge blindly onward to their desired goals.
Consider the planets – do you think they made a list and went out hunting for the material they eventually accreted and formed into what we see today? Of course not. They stayed their courses and received what was sent to them, because it was exactly what they needed at the time it was given. They wouldn’t be what they are now if they’d taken it into their heads (so to speak) to run from galaxy to galaxy, pushing everyone else out of the way to get to the really good water-bearing asteroids and such. We probably wouldn’t even be here if that were the case.
My point is, what worked for them works for us too – if we only let it.