I was reading The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder and I came upon an idea that would not leave me alone. It is the idea of “Divine Dissatisfaction”. Of course when an idea gets a hold of me examples of it start showing up every where, in my life, in my clients lives, it is amazing. It is what tells me that there are jewels to be mined if I dig a little deeper. My understanding of the concept, in a nutshell, is that if we are true to the essence of who we are, which is Divine and deserving of every good thing we should not be satisfied with conditions in our lives that are contrary to our true essence. That is simple enough and makes a lot of sense but how does it work? And why does it feel like it is in a bit of a conflict with Universal law? What you focus on expands and dissatisfaction to me is akin to struggle. In digging deeper I found that it is not at all in conflict with Universal law. In fact it is a motivating force it is not struggle.
I will tell you why; When we lived in LV my husband went from being an employee of the company that transferred him there to being a consultant with no guaranty of how long his contract would last. We felt like our feet were off the ground, dangling in the air. The contract ended up lasting over a year and a half but all the while we were in that uncertainty. I am a Taurus and that was a very difficult energy for me. After a year of him working on a contract basis, I decided to find places in LV to teach and see clients which meant that I had to get business licenses in order to do that which I had been putting off because of the uncertainty of our situation and the cost.
Now the whole time I was in LV I wanted out. I didn’t like living in the desert. Chanan liked it, he is from Southern Ca so it was similar to where he grew up. He also liked the energy of LV , you can always find something to do there and you can always find great food.
Prior to getting my licenses I was leading meditations for donations at a center. I remember walking in on a Sunday morning and there were two women there who were sisters. I walked in and said hello and one of them said to me “how long have you been here?” I said almost a year and a half and she said, “do you like it? And I said well…..and she kind of laughed so I asked her how long have you been here? And she said “twelve years” so I asked her, do you like it? And she said well….and I kind of laughed. Then she said one of the most profound things I have ever heard. She said “I think the desert makes you face yourself. Like Jesus and the prophets in the bible, they always went to the desert to get instruction from spirit”. That really made an impact on me. My time in the desert was an opportunity for growth that I never would have had, had I not gone. I think that brief conversation was what moved me from struggle to acceptance. I firmly believe that you have to BE where you are in order to move past it. Whether you want to live or work somewhere else or you want in or out of a relationship or you want to lose weight the first step to change is acceptance. Acceptance eliminates struggle. When you can’t accept what is you are in struggle. What is, is and fighting with it does not make is less so. In fact fighting any thing creates more of the same because you are focused on what is not right and that shuts off the possibility of positive change.
So after that chance meeting I decided to put my feet on the ground and went about getting my licenses and finding a place closer to home to work and I felt better. After all, I created this experience so it was time to stop feeling victimized by it and look for the gift in it. Within five months his contract ended and we were transferred to Phoenix. Before we left, I had met some really wonderful people, clients and other practitioners as well as some good friends.
In that example dissatisfaction equaled struggle because I just wanted out of the desert and until I decided to do something constructive I was miserable. The other thing I did was stop saying I didn’t like it there. That helped immensely. Remember the Universal subconscious mind is a giant yes! So no matter what you say it says yes. You say I am miserable it says yes and here is more. You say I am happy and it says yes and here is more. It is moved into action by the conviction behind your words. In other words if you believe you are miserable here comes a million and one reasons to prove you right.
So with my experience of the energy shifting after I accepted being there and then physically moving out of there when I read the term Divine dissatisfaction I couldn’t quite get my head around it and then it started to sink in.
If we are true to the essence of who we are, which is Divine and deserving of every good thing we should not be satisfied with conditions in our lives that are contrary to our true essence. Because of who we are we are entitled to the best in life and it is available to us if we can accept it. We can only accept it if we feel that we deserve it. If we believe we are entitled to it nothing can stop it.
The difference between divine dissatisfaction and struggle is this. Divine Dissatisfaction motivates you to lift up your eyes from your present circumstances to something better and to start creating it because you deserve it. The present situation is not what you want but it becomes less because you have changed your focus and you can be there while you create something better. Divine Dissatisfaction is the beginning of the creative process that leads you to deciding and imagining what you truly want and getting caught up in the creation of it. Only when you really want something can you get the conviction behind it to create it. If it is a half hearted desire it won’t get very far. Passion equals fire equals the energy that molds divine substance or the universal subconscious into your desired outcome.
Struggle keeps you right where you are and makes it worse.
Here is a quote from Abraham that states it perfectly;
You’re always on your way somewhere. The key is: find a way to be happy wherever you now are on your way to where you really want to be. (We’re speaking of the state of being what you want.) It does not matter where you are; where you are is shifting constantly – but you must turn your attention to where you want to go. And that’s the difference between making the best of something and making the worst of something.
Having your attention on where you want to go actually helps you to be where you are because you are focusing on positivity. Think about that. That is magic.
That is some big eye opening stuff. It made a huge impact on me. It inspired me and I hope it inspires you. It is time to stop selling ourselves short. If we want something that is for our good that desire itself is God expressing, wanting to create that good through us.
As Susan Sarandon said to Gina Davis in Thelma and Louise “you get what you settle for”.
It is time to stop settling and know that you are entitled to all the good that you can dream up. Dream up being the key words there.
If you need some help working through and figuring out what you really want Give me a call on 12Listen.com. We can work together to weed out what you should want or should do and get to the heart of the matter which is whatever makes your heart sing. Once you know that you are half way home and I can help you with tools and exercises to bring it on in.