Nothing is Lacking
NOTHING IS LACKING
Key to perceiving all as is
We have an almost incessant persistence to view from the perspective of lack. It appears to us that things are missing, out of place, or somehow not present. We attempt to create that which we view as not from seeing it as not, which often comes with feelings of frustration and fruitlessness as we work really hard to get nowhere. We create definitions and meanings about what is not that further reinforce our perspective of not-ness and frustration about what isn’t. What if not-ness is not? What if our perspective of lack is actually the presence of something? Perhaps our focus on what we view as not, blocks our view of what is.
Where does our desire to create come from? What is the fuel source of our desires? Are you motivated to create because you perceive something to be lacking or because it’s simply your joy to create whatever it is you are? When you create are you creating from the perspective of seeing what you are creating as not, or do you see it as already present? These are not trick question, nor are they law of attraction, spiritual, new age hogwash. There is more than semantics happening here. The truth is most people create because they perceive something to be lacking. We then take that perspective of lack and attempt to create that which we see not present. One of the key indicators that you might be doing this is that you are secretly miserable in your creation attempts of whatever it is you are wanting to create, despite the fact that you present good face to your friends, family and social media. Even if whatever you are attempting to create is altruistic and service oriented, meaning it’s goal is to support others in some way, if you come from the perspective that whatever it is you are wanting to create is lacking, and that the world really needs it because its not present, you will only create more lack rather than than the thing you really want to create.
The key to know here is that we create with our perspective not with our hands. That is not to say that we won’t need to use our hands to do things and move stuff around in this material reality, but actual creation comes from how we view. The perspective of seeing something as lacking creates more of that lacking. The perspective of seeing what is as already here, actually seeing it here, creates it. Seeing creates what we see. Seems obvious, but we often don’t recognize the source of our seeing and rather focus only on what we see. The source of what we see is the seer, or the perceiver, or you. It now becomes obvious that you are the creator, and what has been unconscious is the how of how you create and how you’ve been creating this entire time.
Getting things to reveal themselves
We are riddled in disbelief. We use our disbelief to validate our perspectives in order to be right about whatever it is we are insisting on, while simultaneously shooting ourselves in our own foot. Our “healthy” skepticism keeps the ordinary magic of our everyday reality just out of our reach so that we can keep experiencing our reality in the same rote, lacking, and scarce ways we always have. As much as we might “believe” that it’s hard to change our beliefs, it’s actually not. It’s easy as pie. What’s challenging is letting go of our sense of rightness, or that we know. The blatant truth is that none of us know shit, even though we really like to think we do. Pretty much everything is cloaked in mystery, yet that amount of magic (aka present moment spontaneously arising aliveness) is often too much for us to take. So we find a way to generate certainty for ourselves by creating “facts” of reality, which are really just beliefs that we’ve come fully believe in as law, the truth, or the way things are. The good news is that we can actually make this work for us rather than against us.
Our “hardcore” belief in lack is really just our insistence, one of the prime ones, of how reality is. We accept this belief so blindly, meaning most don’t even think to question it. Reflect on the following example: you look out in front of you and see that there is not a zebra in the room with you. Let’s say that you take the perspective, based on this tiny little viewpoint of you in a room, that a zebra is lacking in existence because it’s not here in this room with you. Rather than zooming out (ie. in this example zooming out would be doing something like turning on the African nature channel) you conclude that you must create a zebra because it is lacking. This becomes very important to you because you view zebras as pivotal creatures to this planet. You do your best to find all the parts of a zebra in order to create it from scratch, but you find that it’s super hard work, pretty much impossible to create, but none-the-less you persist and devote your entire life to creating zebras.
Even though this is an absolutely ridiculous example it makes an important point. What if rather than looking at the situation and concluding that a zebra is lacking because it’s not in the room with you, you set out to find its existence, because you believed, or somehow intuitively knew, that it already exists. How far would you have to go to discover it? Would discovering the zebra be more fun than creating it from random pieces and parts that don’t really fit together? Believing, or choosing to know, that what we want to create already exists takes a tremendous burden off of us, a burden that nearly all of us carry around. Rather than us having to figure out a bunch of stuff that we don’t know how to figure out, and do the seemingly impossible, we simply get to be in the curiosity of how to find the thing or how to get it to express itself. We tempt and tease it into existence like a strategic game of hide and seek. When we realize/believe that it already is, that nothing at all is lacking, it really just becomes a game of discovering how to get things to reveal themselves. We may midwife them into form, but we are not responsible for the form. The only thing we are responsible for is that we have fun while we curiously tease life to express itself.
You can exchange the word zebra with any of the following words: partner, business, project, finances, house, car, baby, healthy planet, healthy body, and on and on. You can see how this becomes relevant for you now. Just because any one of these things aren’t in the room with you doesn’t mean they don’t exist. If you go about attempting to create them from the perspective of lack, it will be not be very much fun. You will probably suffer, struggle and cry a lot. That’s what it’s like to create from lack. However rather than taking on the burden of creating from lack (which is actually impossible) you choose to see them as already existing, then you get to play the game of revelation. It is absolutely imperative, critical, crucial and necessary that you have fun playing the game and not get too focused on what the revelations that reveal themselves look like, meaning what form the forms decide to take. The zebra may be striped purple and black rather than white and black, but it’s ok. The form is less important than the play of creating from existence rather than lack. When things are allowed to be themselves they naturally reveal themselves, they naturally express. The better you are at allowing what is to be as it is, seeing what is as whole and complete, it will show you that, and the more proficient and easeful creator you will be.
Dr. Amanda Love