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!)

1,162 thoughts on “Investments – Where Are You Investing?

  1. I invested deeply in lives where I was hiding my true beautiful nature. So in moments now that I open up more to show myself from my essence, I feel a bit shame.
    The act I played as if I didn’t know.

  2. Serge Benhayon once said that ‘the body is the marker of all truth’ and when I make investments in things that do not nourish me and my body, my body lets me know with bloating, fatigue, anxiety, skin conditions etc…. And if I invest in things that nourish me and my body, I felt lighter, refreshed and more engaged in life.

    1. Yes Melinda, and something I have to still remind myself of at times when I am tempted to watch TV knowing it will not support me and that the distraction- just the idea of it- is taking me from work that actually does support me on all levels.

  3. Growing love and appreciation for yourself is pretty ace. And so is blaming less. Awesome work Rosie. The world needs more people like you.

  4. When we’re invested in something it puts us in a position where our happiness is dependent on an outcome or another person’s choice – a very unfortunate place to be in because we can often feel like a victim or the unfortunate one because things don’t work out the way we want them. But if we are not invested, and detach from what is there we get to see what is truly in front of us and learn from that.

  5. When we love and care for ourselves it brings a solidness that cannot be denied. It is upon that solidness that we can then venture forth.

  6. I have also spent a lot of time, money and effort into things that I’ll call experiences that really at the end of the day have served very little purpose. But that is how we have constructed our lives. When we truly begin investing in ourselves, the purpose is that everyone benefits across the board.

  7. There are two very distinct types of investments you can invest your energy into. One that may initially challenge, rock some ideals and beliefs but ultimately ask you to be more of your amazing self by being more responsible in how you live. And another which will most likely appeal or rather pander to your needs and sound or look fantastic but will ultimately drain and exhaust (destroy) you energetically.

  8. Having previously invested in everything you write of in this blog Rosie, I am in whole hearted agreement with you – letting go of the investments, whatever the price tag or emotional angle is deeply caring for ourselves and the need of ownership of anything diminishes as we find we are already enough just as we are – then everything changes!.
    “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”.

  9. “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.” And this is what we are empowered to do when we start taking responsibility for our daily choices. When we start to make changes in the small areas of our lives, suddenly changes start to happen in the bigger areas and before we know it our life has changed beyond recognition, but in ways that supports everyone and not just ourselves.

  10. I can very much relate to dabbling in spirituality to distract and numb myself from not being responsible for the choices I made. The modalities seem to have the knowledge of how to be present with ourselves and connect to God yet it was very obvious to me that what was being presented was not being lived by the presenters or authors – this was key and very important to me long before I came to Universal Medicine.

  11. It can be a bit of an ouch moment when we expose how we have invested in a friend or another behaving in a particular way or to our expectations. All the time we are avoiding the fact that we are needing to protect ourselves from being hurt by controlling or manipulating others.

  12. It’s a great exercise to begin looking at our lives and accept and understand those areas where we ‘invest’ in something or someone and to see it as just that. By letting go of any attachments we have, allows the freedom and grace of the natural flow of life and the unexpected opportunities and abundance that can then come our way, which is always for everyone and not just for us as individuals.

  13. Its very revealing to understand investments in this ‘unconventional’ way, but when we do, the true return we get can be eternally abundant.

  14. Beautiful Rosie; ‘No more blame, just more care for me and that then affects everyone around me. It’s a win win for all of us.’

  15. Rosie, reading this makes me realise how much we hold onto things because either they were expensive or someone gave them to us or they took a long time to make. We develop an attachment to things and as I have done in the past we hang onto them because of this attachment, even though we no longer have a use for things or really want them. Lately I have let go of a lot of my attachment to objects and love having a clearer house and less clutter. The house feels lighter and more spacious and this supports me to feel clearer and lighter.

  16. What I found with all the things I invested in over the years was that I was always coming from a need to fill a feeling of emptiness or trying to better myself and achieve for recognition and to find an identity instead of learning to simply love, accept and value myself for who I am and connect to the self-empowerment and natural confidence this brings.

  17. Universal Medicine is so truly transparent in the quality of service that it offers, never have I felt more supported to be discerning of the quality of what I’m receiving than I have with them.

  18. ” 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.” Me too Rosie and the price I pay doesn’t compare with the riches I receive by attending the presentations and sessions I go to. Indeed I paid the same price going to spiritual and other work-related courses well before I found Universal Medicine – and that was twenty years ago! Those were poor investments in comparison.

  19. The truth is that we always do know what we are investing in and why, even when it does not feel right, as in this case, we are going against what is true for our Soul and instead investing in our spirits thirst for identification and the pride has to defend its loveless choices keeps us locked into its game through justification. When we invest in truth and honour this, we have a greater awareness of the quality of our choices, where they are coming from and why, allowing us to move to what is next with greater love and freedom, impulsed by our Soul, if we so choose.

  20. I have invested in so many things that do not cost a penny directly, but indirectly they are extortion, they rob of us of ourselves and we get lost in them instead of being true to ourselves and others.

    1. Extortionate, because we give our power away to those things outside of us, which then results in exhaustion and depletion. There are so many places we could give our time and energy to, but if we don’t discern where to invest our energy, and if we don’t invest it in self-loving choices first, then what is the reason we are drawn to investing in certain things in the first place – and then the quality of those investments?

  21. I think something that can help with us being truly honest with ourselves about the quality of our investments, is letting go of pride of ‘getting it right’ or of condemning ourselves if we realise we’ve got it ‘wrong,’ and instead be open to seeing it as a learning, either way…

    1. Yes Fiona, we so often loose sense of love when we make it about right or wrong.. that it would be so enriching to start feeling and understanding that no matter what occurs in life love makes the deal great not right or wrong.

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