I've been contemplating the consequences of having a lack mentality for some time now and I thought I'd ask the Masters and Teachers in the Akashic Records for their point of view.
"The consequences of the lack mentality can be seen all around you every day. You make decisions based on what you think you can’t have, can’t afford and can’t even begin to think about having. By believing these lies you have stolen, lied, cheated and generally behaved as if you have to force other people to give you things or else.
When you believe you can’t afford something that you desire, you close the door to that event or thing happening. You close down the rich possibilities of the ways the Universe can supply that thing for you.
When you feel that telling the truth will not achieve the aim you want from the other person you use your words to try and manipulate the other person by telling them what you think they want to hear, not what is true. However the consequences of lies is even more profound because at some level the person knows, understands in their heart that you are trying to use your Will to force them to do your bidding.
When you have stolen (and we use the word you meaning all of you not just you personally) you have truly believed that there was no other way to get that thing you wanted or needed, be it food or something else. There is a subtle belief that others are withholding that thing from you. But this belief is not in line with the natural energy flow of life. That is, an energy exchange always must take place between two people. When you want something you must meet the needs of the other person as well in some form of energetic exchange be it through money or another kind of service. To get you must first give something. It is the law.
You can also see the lack mentality within your relationships. By withholding your love until the other person meets your needs you are setting yourself up for disappointment, because you are not allowing the natural flow of love that is your very spiritual nature, to flow through you. Whether the other person loves you back or not is not the issue. By withholding you are assuming that you are giving your love away, when nothing could be further from the truth.
You are loving beings at your core and you are only withholding the feeling from yourself by closing your heart down. You have all seen people who were by their very nature and personality who were loving and allowed that love to flow out around them into every relationship in their heart. It is only when you expect something back and don’t get it that you get hurt. That is the human egoic perspective. The truth is that you always get something back because you are the Source of love, not the other person. It benefits you too.
So it is expectations that are as much the problem as the feeling of lack. When you expect some preferred outcome and it doesn’t happen on your timeline, you feel that disappointment and then all the unworthy feelings arise. It would be better if you exercised your Faith muscle a little more often. So what if it hasn’t happened yet. Very often when the Universe seemingly withholds something from you that you think you want from your human perspective, very often it is preparing you for something so much better than you could have imagined.
It can also be that you haven’t opened the door to that thing you want by your very belief that you can’t have it. A better question would be ‘How can I have …?’ and then let the Universe show you the way. You will be surprised at how things can come to you if you hold the belief in your heart and mind that you are worthy of having what you want, and that the Universe really is on your side at all times. Just think back to the times when you didn’t get what you wanted and now realize with hindsight, that you are very grateful that you didn’t get it!
You cannot know from the perspective of your human mind what is really best for you. Your Soul knows because it has a larger perspective and knows the way it wants you to go. This is why we always counsel you to live from your Soul more and more. It has the answers and always lives in the Now. Now is the only real time you have, so begin to live in the know. The best question you can ask yourself when you are feeling lack is ‘Am I really lacking that right now? Or am I projecting my fears onto the future?’ You will often find that, despite the fact that you want to be prepared for all future eventualities, right at this moment all is well and that you are lacking nothing of any true importance.