I woke up this morning with an insight from my dream.
That the reason I am going through scarcity is to learn that I can be in that state of being that I prefer even without having the outside reality that I want.
I often wonder why I don't have all the material stuff that others have. I work as hard as they do; I'm probably as smart as they are. But they have cars and all those toys. My wife is the breadwinner in the family. But everything is inside-out. I may be in the PSOB (preferred state of being) when I get those things, but it's putting the carriage before the horse, as the saying goes.
I can be in that psob when I decide to be in that psob--no matter what the outside is.
And it is quite liberating to know that.