Investments – Where Are You Investing?

Have you ever experienced a time when you have invested in something and then you have held onto it so strongly just because of the amount of money it cost you, or the crazy amount of time you have spent on it?

I know from experience that I have invested money in lots of different things and some of it I knew didn’t quite feel right, even if it sounded right and ticked all the boxes. But because I had invested my hard earned money into it, there was no way I was going to give up on it. I then wanted to prove it was okay because after all, I was going to look like a fool otherwise.

I have also invested in things that didn’t cost me money, but cost me time, and lots of it… at the expense of spending time with my family or friends, or even time for me. So again, I felt like I didn’t want that to be wrong or to accept that just maybe I had wasted my time or I had become caught up in something that was completely wrong.

I have spent time and money, and lots of it, searching in spiritual pursuits, looking for answers, reading self-help books and practising this and that, only to get to a point where I felt like I was completely lost and fooled – in fact, by the information that I had been consuming. Part of me wants to blame the guru, the teacher, the meditation teacher… or anyone else but myself. Now I can see how I made all the choices to seek them out, invest in them and carry on investing in them, even when I had on several occasions an inkling that something just wasn’t right. I remember getting really angry at the thought that I had believed something and trusted someone to only realise that it was all a big lie.

I don’t need to name them all here, but I think you can get the picture.

I have also got my friends into the things I invested in too… so the realisation that I not only led myself astray, but also others, hurt. It really sucks in fact, but rather than own up to it and shed the light for everyone to see, there were times I just kept it in, just so I wouldn’t have to deal with it… but then we all suffer, so no more of that. I feel now that it is better to expose it all and show our imperfections and share with others so we can all learn together because after all, it is really easy for us to get misled or to get caught up in things that really don’t serve us, or anyone for that matter.

How did I get to this understanding? How am I sure that I know that what I am investing my time and money in is working? Well, the truth is, I have trialled and tested, looked at it from many angles and questioned, and now I know from experience.

Today I invest with discernment and not just because someone else is doing it. One thing I now invest in is Universal Medicine. I have trialled and felt the support in my body from sessions, courses, presentations and workshops. Nothing airy-fairy, no guru to follow. And the difference in me is so huge that I have saved $$$, not lost it. And time wise, I am busier than ever before and because of that I use my time wisely and do not waste hours upon hours in meditation, dreaming that life will change because now I am out there making the change

Now I understand why I chose what I did in the past, in ‘my spiritual quest,’ as it allowed me to continue being irresponsible with how I was with myself and others, and it did not ask me to be all of who I am. It suited me at the time. I preferred to blame than to look within. I wanted someone else to do it for me. I had chosen to be a victim and a ‘poor me,’ and I was identified with it.

These days I enjoy being responsible, choosing my way and I love the results I now reap because of the choices I make. I feel more claimed in the woman I am, more confident with the way I live and express in the world because I have grown to love and accept myself more and more. No more blame, just more care for me and that then affects everyone around me. It’s a win win for all of us.

By Rosie Bason, Massage Therapist

Further Reading:
Claiming Myself Back
Being Responsible for the Life I Live
The L-o-o-o-o-n-g Weekend (Is Universal Medicine a Good Investment? You Bet!)

601 thoughts on “Investments – Where Are You Investing?

  1. This type of investment comes with a sense of ownership that will never let us invest in the true riches on offer deep within us all.

  2. Yes, Rosie, I too used to spend considerable time fantasizing about how the world should be, rather than simply taking me and my love out into life and all manner of relationships.

  3. What we truly invest in is what comes back to us, there is no ‘out clause’ with this as the Universal Law of Cause and Effect applies.

  4. Never, not once have I ever regretted my choice to attend a Universal Medicine course or workshop and that includes so called “repeating” workshops which anyone who has done this will know they always unfold differently presenting a unique configuration of exactly what is needed at that time and one’s understanding just goes on deepening and deepening. The results too have been a simpler life, by my own choices anyway which indirectly has helped me to afford to attend these excellent value for money events that are so healing for me, which is what I am paying for anyway. I am glad I am not invested in so many things as I was, and if I couldn’t go I would go on evolving myself anyway with the momentum of my living way.

  5. When we invest in something more internal such as our relationship with ourselves, and when we invest in a way that holds no imposition or expectation, but simply a giving that is free from conditions, then the returns can be vastly ‘rewarding’ in ways unexpected. The results of internal growth can be increased confidence and ability to express how one feels, or perhaps a deep knowing of ones own worth and value. Such riches are ones that cannot be purchased with money nor stolen from someone. These riches are the ones that we take to our graves, and they are the qualities which then support us in life and in lives ahead.

  6. When we invest in things that do not support us, then we can end up spiralling downwards with those choices and it can be challenging to reverse the trend.

  7. Thanks for the revelation, Rosie. Basically I get that I have invested in irresponsibility and to a certain degree still do, it is a precise calculation of an energetic and emotional comfort profit and loss account.

  8. What has been the most amazing loving and supportive investment for me to be part of is the investment Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon make in humanity. From personal experience I thank and appreciate so very deeply the many ways shared so I can invest in myself and in turn humanity equally. The purpose of this investment is to live the ripple effect for All to feel there is another way.

  9. Letting go of any investments that are not supportive is like letting go of lead weight in our body, the more we discard the heaviness, the lighter and more loving we feel as it allows who we are to shine through. Because every choice we make affects our body and how we feel.

  10. Wow Rosie, and what a living testimony you now for what can come from having made and still making true solid and committed investments. You are an inspiration and a powerhouse!

  11. “These days I enjoy being responsible, choosing my way and I love the results I now reap because of the choices I make. I feel more claimed in the woman I am, more confident with the way I live and express in the world because I have grown to love and accept myself more and more. …” This is an investment that keeps giving back returns (dividends) time after time after time.

  12. A great deal of cash had not been spent, and my life is more abundant, since I have been attending Universal Medicine workshops. Why? Because the quality I have chosen in life makes it more about self responsibility and Love, with that I do not waste money, seek stuff from outside and live in issues like I once did.

  13. This pride thing is a big one – we don’t like to admit that we have been fooled or hoodwinked but unless we do there is no way we can move forward and let go of things that are not serving us or working for us in life. This is where it is super important to be very tender and understanding with ourselves and parent ourselves with deep love.

    1. Great point Andrew, and being honest and willing to learn from our mistake is key to growing and expanding. I find being super gentle and loving with myself when I make mistakes is so important.

  14. Today I got to understand that we only have to options to invest our lives/energy/money/everything into. It is either our divine nature we are coming from or our created form of being as spiritual beings in human bodies. Everything we do or think is either returning back to our origin or sustaining the artificial existence in separation to our origin. First is a surrender, second is an effort.

  15. It is soo interesting when I stop amd ask myself what I am actually doing and effectively investing in? For if it is not love and therefore less than the love I am, I am saying that is what I want and that will suffice, even though I know it is not what I actually want I am still saying yes to it.

  16. The world is full of opportunities. There will always be the temptation to get rich schemes to separate us from our money. Some say there is no such thing as a sure thing, except what we develop that which all have. The best investment ever will always be, ourselves.

  17. The word ‘investment’ tends to assume money but we invest in many activities other than money that also incur a cost in other ways… such as a cost in distraction, energy, time, etc… so it is well worth taking a moment to consider where our investments lay.

  18. In the debacle we call life, we are always looking for winners to invest in and always thinking that the next roll of the dice will be in our favour. Interesting how investments in institutions out-side of ourselves is like putting cold air in a hot air balloon, it is never going to get of the ground. So our only True responsibility is to be expressing in a fiery-way, so we expand in an open way for all to see, then we have lift-off and in this we can humbly express the Love we all are.

  19. Actually spending time and money to leverage the tension we feel, or for instance lack of feeling value in oneself, is to me wasted money and an irresponsible behaviour towards life. As we see in nature, there is no animal, plant or any other organism that displays this irresponsible behaviour as they simply follow their own nature, so too can we take our responsibility and live the nature of love we are from.

  20. We are a living breathing wealth of potential and every choice to commit our time, money or thoughts to anything and everything will result in an investment in Truth or an investment in a lie.

    1. I would have said that I had considered my potential…modestly, but had not in truth considered it. My habits of disregard and unhealthy choices cloaked my perspective and narrowed my view of life. I agree we are a ‘wealth of potential’ connecting with that truth and living it in full, for me has come from making loving choices and being inspired by others who are living their potential in full. So yes, what we invest in, truth or lie as you say, makes a big difference in how we perceive life and the quality of that life.

  21. So true, it is simple maths divine in quality to observe the choices we make and the result of those choices. I have seen an abundance of joy and wisdom, awareness and love grow through the choices I now make. Choices are ours for the making, how we move, eat, think, speak. Everything has a consequence, so the choice of how, why and what quality of energy really matters.

  22. Oh to see the back of blame of any kind feels like a really great thing, appreciation and honouring of truth seems like a much better investment.

  23. Every year I travel to Vietnam in order to attend the Universal Medicine retreat there. This is the greatest investment in myself, as it sets up my evolutionary trajectory for the year so that I can be more of who I truly am in life, work and relationships.

  24. My biggest investment has been about control. I have been the master of control in my life and have to appreciate the fact that I am letting this control go step by step.

    1. I like this Alexander. The word investing seems to get a negative connotation but we are more than capable of investing in what actually supports us with our evolution.

  25. If we do not value our true worth, we will invest in the ‘fools gold’ that is otherwise on offer to lead us astray from the riches within.

  26. “now I am out there making the change.” Words every person needs to hear, for nothing, absolutely nothing truly changes, unless we make the change.

  27. “it is really easy for us to get misled or to get caught up in things that really don’t serve us, or anyone for that matter.” Yes it is very easy, for me sometimes it can be as simple as feeling a bit unsettled and instead of staying with the feeling I go on facebook and read something here, watch a useless video there and before I know it I am half an hour further feeling more tired than before. Yet in this moments I am learning to not be hard on myself for doing it because then I am even further away from myself. I now choose to be honest that that is what I had chosen and to make other choices from now.

  28. When we take a step back and look at what the world is currently investing in – mainly -porn, entertainment, alcohol, coffee, sugar and all manor of indulgences its no wonder we are in such a mess.
    Love that you have found another way based on whats true to you.

  29. “No more blame, just more care for me and that then affects everyone around me. It’s a win win for all of us.” Here here, when we feel tempted to blame, then we can ask ourselves what could I have contributed in truth to this situation that it would have turned out differently?

  30. As ridiculous it may appear but we can even be invested in suffering or being a victim as it can well serve to feel protected, justifying why to play it safe, keep small … a discomfort that is a comfort anyway.

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