Free, for a price – what is the cost of abundance?
Chances are you believe you have a good understanding of what the word free means. Chances are you’ve never actually looked up the definition of the word free. I just did and found 36 variations of how the word free is used and defined.
In no case did any definition say, suggest, or imply there are strings attached to something being free. If you look around at what online and offline marketing is doing with the word free you will see there are always strings attached to the condition of something that is supposed to be free.
I am guilty of advancing this concept myself. I have several websites. On AbundanceInspired.com I used to invite visitors to download free ebooks. The cost was an email address to get the book, and follow up emails.
On another website, Wireless-Internet-Guide.com, I have an entire page of freebies, giveaways, and contests where visitors can win free things like an Apple iPad 2 or a Vizio 42″ HDTV. There is always the cost of at least an email which almost always includes daily emails filling up your inbox while you wait for the notification to see if you won.
Side note: I have removed the email requirement on all free ebooks on my site so they are now truly free. Just click, download, and enjoy. Links added at the bottom of this article.
When I was younger free meant free. “Gee thanks mister” and on your way you went. Somewhere between there and here we started asking “what’s the catch?” I bet you remember saying that, don’t you? What’s the catch became the normal given response to something that was free. There was usually a catch.
Then along comes an acceptance of the saying, “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.” I believe this saying is more harmful than anything. There is actually a world of good and most of it sounds too good to be true, but it is true. Caution, hesitation, and doubt keep that good away from you.
For anyone who is or can become conscious of it, there is an abundance of all good things
This sounds too good to be true but it is probably one of the few actual facts of life. There is gravity. There is this life experience. There is also an abundance of all good things available to anyone who is conscious of it.
These days the use of the word free has an entirely different meaning, or does it?
In the context of marketing there is no such thing as free anymore. There is always a cost. There is always a price to pay. In fact, I’m calling on whatever authority is authorized to look at this to do one of two things:
- Redefine what the word free means because it is not used as defined – or –
- Come up with a new word to be used in place of the free people are using these days. I suggest STREE – a combination of strings and free because there are always strings attached.
Even the Universal abundance available to everyone has strings attached. Say what?! Yes, everything you ask for is already yours, but there is a price:
The price you pay is asking. You have to ask. You have to have desire. Lucky for us we are born with desire burning bright inside of us. You have to want it, not because you don’t have it but because you know it is already yours and having it enhances and enriches your life experience.
The price you pay is believing. You have accept that what you desire is yours and allow it to be. Believe. Know that it is yours. Be or become conscious of it. You have to know the wealth is yours and be conscious of it. You have to know the good health is yours and be conscious of it. You have to know all the love in the world is yours and be conscious of it. You have to know that every good thing is already yours and your consciousness of it brings it to you.
How do you become conscious of what you want before you have it? Feel it now. See yourself experiencing all you desire as if it is already yours (because it is) and feel the feeling of it. Visualize it. Enjoy the feeling. Have fun with the images. Remember that feeling. Feel it often. Give thanks for it. That feeling is love. That feeling is gratitude. If you do that and do it often and don’t stop doing that your outside experience will have to change (it will have no choice) to reflect those inside images.
The price you pay is receiving. Everything you want is yours so ask for it, believe it is yours, and let yourself receive it and enjoy it. Enjoy the abundance. Share it. Live it. Love it.
Everything you can ever want is your and it’s free, for a price. Are you willing to pay?
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Free ebooks from Abundance Inspired – and by free I mean go to the page, click the link, download the book and enjoy. No email needed. No strings attached.
The Master Key System – This book is divided into 24 sections with exercises in each section to train and develop your “right thinking” and visualization skills. This is a classic in the field of personal development and highly recommended.
As A Man Thinketh – Another classic in personal development, As A Man Thinketh is an essay of James Allen, published in 1902. The title is influenced by a verse in the Bible from Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Freebies, Giveaways, and Contests – if you are interested in winning electronics and other goodies like cash and gift cards check out the “freebies” page on my other website. You will have to surrender an email address and sometimes a full street address (strings attached) to enter these giveaways but if you like to win stuff why not? I suggest you read the page for tips on getting a new email address just for contests.