Attract Prosperity – Complete Book Free
LAW OF ATTRACTION FOR PROSPERITY & ABUNDANCE
After living through one of the biggest global financial meltdowns in years many of you are focused on securing your financial future. Like many others, you are probably thinking about your finances more than ever before, and wondering how you can future proof your income and pension.
If you’re like everyone else you can’t help feeling a little uneasy about the impact the last few years may have on you and your family. Even so, remember in good times and bad there are always some people who continue to prosper. You can be one of those people. How? By practicing the Law of Attraction and using it to create the future that you want.
I live in Australia and we have a strong economy but even so, the media are talking the economy down and making people panic. Many of them are rushing to draw their money out of stocks and even banks. It is easy to see that media scaremongering and exaggerated negative talk can quickly turn a good economy into a recession.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to recession-proof yourself, even when those around you are speaking doom and gloom? At the conclusion of this book, you should have all the knowledge you need to succeed in any economy.
What does prosperity mean to you?
Think back to when you were a child, your idea of prosperity was getting the latest toy for Christmas, or a second helping of your favorite dessert. However, now you are an adult you probably tend to think that prosperity means having more money in the bank.
Here’s a fact for you, many of the world’s richest people are often the unhappiest souls you could imagine.
The fact of the matter is that you need not only great finances, but also peace of mind, good health, and harmony, then you can boast a prosperous life.
Most people realize that we live in wonderful world, that is very bountiful, and this world was created for you, it freely offers all that abundance, for your enjoyment.
The problem is that even though this is an abundant world, we still have to contend with man’s greed which causes poverty and starvation in many countries.
Luckily, you probably live in a part of the world were there isn’t any shortage, and more than sufficient for everyone. Even so, you don’t receive your share automatically, you have to discover how to attract and receive the prosperity you want, using the Law of Attraction and other tools.
Wayne Dyer said, Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
So is Money Important?
You often hear people say “Its just money, it isn’t important”, but try telling that to a mother who needs a life saving operation for her sick child, or the father of five whose mortgage payment is overdue. Of course money is of the highest importance to us all.
Admittedly, as I said earlier, money doesn’t buy happiness, and it is true that many wealthy people are often miserable, but usually for other reasons than lack of money. Even so, I think that you will agree with me when I say that not having enough money, as a rule brings stress, strife and unhappiness.
Just think about it – having sufficient money for your needs and your dreams certainly lightens your burdens, and allows you to provide for your family and even give to others less fortunate than yourself. Having plenty of surplus money also enables you to experience and enjoy the world around you, opening doors of opportunity that would otherwise be closed.
The first step in building wealth is to accept that you deserve to be wealthy as much as anyone else. By making this decision you open the gateway of your mind and before long you will start receiving all the abundance you could possibly wish for.
You live in an Incredibly Abundant World
Are you beginning to see that you live in a generous world, with more than enough resources to provide abundantly, for everyone?
When you live your life caring not only for yourself but also for others, when you identify others’ needs and problems, and share with them, then you open a portal that allows the flow of abundance to move freely into your life. In order to do this you need to have more than enough surplus money to look after your own family as well as give to others.
Each time you are generous to the people in your life, you actually allow the flow of wealth to circulate in your own reality. It’s a paradox that the more you hold onto what you have, then the more likely it is that you will lose it, but conversely, the more generous you are, the wealthier you will be.
Basically, the laws of the universe dictate that what you give away will return to you, up to a hundredfold increase. By being able to give with no regrets, you send a message to the Universe that you do not fear insufficiency, and you do believe that resources flow to you, in a never ending stream.
Ask yourself this question: “are you creating a barrier to attracting prosperity by having thoughts of scarcity, unworthiness and disbelief”? When you think these types of thoughts you produce a poverty mentality, which in turn blocks the flow of abundance. Whatever the situation of the economy or stock market, you can still be well-off. Your income doesn’t depend upon these things, and at any time your sub-conscious mind can give you original creative ideas to use, that will generate riches for you now.
Little by little, you will begin to see that everything in this world consists of energy, which you are either attracting, or repelling at any point in time. The law of attraction states that your thoughts and beliefs can either attract wonderful things into your life or repel them. Now keep in mind the Law of Attraction works on the principle that whatever you think, feel and strongly focus on, is attracted to you.
If you believe that prosperity is for others, and that you don’t deserve it or cannot have it, your thoughts will attract a state of poverty to you. Now, as you come to believe that you deserve to do well, live well, enjoy good health and prosper, your thoughts will help you to attract all these beneficial things. It really is true that as we read in the Bible “as a man thinks so will he be”, therefore you have to discover your optimal way of thinking.
So now you have to choose between thinking “I’m not worthy” thoughts, and replace them with thoughts such as “out of all this abundance there is plenty for me and plenty for everyone”.
You will probably have been told at some time that money is the root of all evil, but in actual fact it is only an inanimate object, which can only be as good or bad as the use it is put too.
Let your thoughts focus upon this fact …………you’re an incredible, unique person, and you are the only person on the planet exactly like you. Now keep in mind that you are special and deserve to have the mastery to attract a wonderful life for yourself, and that you are entitled to be wealthy.
In order to live a generous rewarding life you need to be successful first, as you can’t give to others if you haven’t got a surplus to start with. The law of reciprocity and the law of vacuum work on the principle, that you can’t attract wealth to you, unless you are prepared to give of your surplus, thereby creating a vacuum that can then be refilled. Remember that if you stockpile what you have, it will remain static, or dwindle away completely, forming a stumbling block to further riches.
Now just, imagine what it would be like if you knew with certainty, that every time you gave something away you were opening the door to receive even more than you had given?
Now you are beginning to realise that wealth has to circulate to work – it has to flow to come into your life, and that means using and giving the money you receive, without worrying, thus creating a smooth flow, through you and back to you. With this newly learned knowledge, you now have the power to manifest money and the keep it flowing.
Deepak Chopra said: Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
The Law of Attraction
You probably already know that this law is one of the most significant laws of the Universe, and the one that interacts with many of the other laws. Remember, as I said earlier, this law works on the principle that what you think about with focus and feel about most intensely manifests in your life. Isn’t that amazing, knowing that you have the power to constantly create your own life experience as you want it to be?
Now, as you become more aware that if you operate at a high level of vibration, that is, having thoughts and feelings of happiness, joy, success, and abundance, you will attract circumstances to you that will bring you more of these experiences. After a time, as you continue to experience what good vibrations feel like, you will naturally tune into them more and more.
As your knowledge continues to expand, you will quickly notice when you are giving out low vibrations, allowing thoughts and feelings of lack, poverty, depression and stress. That is the signal to change your energy, so you are attracting the circumstances you want.
The more you practice this law, the easier and easier you will find it to control your thoughts and emotions, allowing them to vibrate at a high level of attraction. Imagine what it would be like if the Law of Attraction became second nature to you? When you learn to understand and apply this law, on a regular basis, you will be directing your life along the path that is best for you.
Now let me ask you this, if you were to disregard the law of attraction, what would your life be like? Just think about it, more than likely your life would be haphazard, out of your control, and you would be either happy or sad depending on how you felt the majority of the time.
In order for the law to be under your authority you have to learn to control your thoughts and feelings. In just a short while, you will discover that there are many ways this can be done, as you progress through this book.
There are just four steps in using the law of attraction; step one, decide as clearly as you can exactly what you want, that is, what you are asking for; ………step two, think about what you want with excitement, see it, feel it, smell it, imagine what your life would be like when you get it. This raises your vibration in line with the universal energy to attract it to you; …………..step three, believe you are going to receive it, without any doubt in your mind, that is allowing it to be manifest into your life; ………….step four, take any action that will move you towards your goal.
How to Bless Others and Receive Blessing
Just think that when you bless others, and wish for their well being, you automatically open up the way for yourself to be blessed in a like manner.
Have you ever felt bitterness and resentment of another’s good luck? In that case, you are blocking yourself from receiving your own good fortune, forcing you to simply stay where you are, with never enough. Any adverse feelings you have about other people’s success, only attract negativity to you, so I encourage you to release any of these feelings, which are not helping you but are simply causing you damage.
Can you remember the wonderful feelings of success, times when you did well? Give others the opportunity to feel good and celebrate with them, when they do well.
You may feel that you want to choose who the ‘others’ are for you to bless. For that reason you may want, for example, to exclude the people you believe don’t deserve your good wishes, but by doing this you merely send out hostile vibrations and attract unwanted bad energy back.
Think about it – blessing even the folk you may not like, blesses you, as you are transmitting good energy. As you say the words of praise and kindliness to people, you are releasing the powerful energy that attracts the flow of abundance to you.
Wouldn’t it be awe-inspiring if you could regularly believe that you deserve to be happy and abundantly blessed, without doubting it for a moment? When you have this level of belief, the Universe has to deliver.
See yourself knowing without a doubt, that as money goes out, more will come in, in a never ending supply. Just think every time you bless someone and pray for their financial success, you are actually placing a request on the Universe to give you exactly the same.
Some wise soul once said: “We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don’t overlook it”
How to Attract Abundance by the Power of Imagination
It is a fact that by using your imagination to see, feel and smell how things would be if you were already enjoying the prosperity you wish for, you set in motion the power of the universe to attract it to you. This is because the sub-conscious undertakes to balance your imagination with reality, beginning the process to attract to you exactly the condition you visualize.
Always, keep in mind that the law of attraction works by bringing to you whatever you focus on and feel deeply about. You can use this law to your advantage by focusing your imagination on exactly the life you want to be living. I suggest that you make a specific time each day to sit in a relaxed state, and let yourself daydream about your perfect life. By doing this you are initiating the universe into action on your behalf, bringing you the life of your dreams.
The whole universe is made up of energy. Your thoughts and feelings create energy, and that energy connects with energy around you, attracting the focus of your thoughts to you. That is why you must be aware of the type of thought activity you are sending out.
Everyone is aware that new discoveries generally make their creators a lot of money. Most of them would tell you that their ideas originated in their subconscious mind. For example, Einstein’s theory came to him in a dream, as ideas have for many other famous inventors.
One of the ways you can get new ideas is to ask for them from your subconscious mind. You can do this most effectively as you are falling to sleep at night. Just before you fall asleep, ask the Universal mind to download new ideas that you can use to increase your wealth. I suggest that you always take a pad and pen to bed with you, so that you can record any thoughts or dreams as soon as you wake. Your dreams and awakening thoughts are very elusive, and you rarely remember them later in the day.
Another way your super-consciousness mind can work for you is by using the power of meditation. When you are quiet, allow your conscious mind to open up your subconscious mind to receive new thoughts and ideas.
Your super-conscious mind is the source of your insight and is always at work in the background, finding solutions to your problems. The knack is to tap into that function of your mind, by meditating or dreaming, to access the ideas and answers you need, when you are relaxed.
It is a good idea to stimulate your imagination by watching good documentaries, and read a diverse range of books and magazines. Take time to talk to interesting people, and read the newspapers, so that you are up to date with the latest discoveries. Stay interested in all that is happening around you and this will help you generate interesting and creative ideas.
Eileen Caddy tells us: “The secret of making something work in your lives is first of all, the deep desire to make it work; then the faith and belief that it can work; then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief”
Discover how to Control your Negative Thinking
You will probably find that it is difficult to let go of your negative thoughts. There are techniques for doing this, and first of all you need to monitor your thoughts, words and emotions, keeping in mind that it is your strong emotions which ultimately count. The emotions you feel create the energy which attracts your abundance or lack of it. When you feel good emotions, feelings of kindness, contentment, joyfulness, generosity and happiness, then you are attracting exactly the positive kind of energy you want.
It would be unrealistic to expect to change your thinking and emotional state overnight, because you have most likely been operating in an automatic, negative mode, for many years. The years of self-recrimination and pessimistic thinking, and limiting self-beliefs will have been programmed into your mind as a habit, and it will take time to unlearn that way of thinking and replace it with the correct, positive, constructive way of thinking, to reprogram your core beliefs.
To begin with, try to monitor your way of thinking and speaking, and when you find yourself being critical or angry for instance, make a deliberate effort to think or say a something positive and re-conciliatory. After a while, you will probably find it easier just to monitor your emotions than analyzing every word you say or think. Simply ask yourself several times a day, “how am I feeling?” then you will easily see if you need to adjust your attitude.
Imagine what it would be like if you could enjoy life and attract exactly what you wanted, all the time. After all, your natural state should be one of joy, and you can achieve that state if you monitor and correct your thoughts on a regular basis.
Your body is programmed to seek out good feelings, and when you can’t achieve them in normal life, it can cause you to search for them in other ways, usually in the wrong areas which can lead to addictions. People drink alcohol, take drugs or shop excessively in order to forget their unhappy lives. These activities can be in themselves destructive, they only bring short term relief, causing the person to sink deeper and deeper into their unhappiness, creating many more unwanted problems.
There is a much better way of achieving the happiness that you want, and that is to begin to raise your level of thinking and thereby your way of living in the world. Each time you find yourself beginning to slide into a negative spiral, find a thought that will reverse the direction, to lift you into a better emotional state.
For example, you may have lost your job for some reason. You start to think that you won’t get another one you like, or one that pays as well. This leads on to other negative thoughts. How will you manage to financially cover the period between jobs? Etc. etc.
To reverse the cycle you may deliberately decide to think, “When one door closes, another opens”. “I didn’t really enjoy that job, and now I have the opportunity to enter a field that I really like”. On the other hand, you may decide it is just the opportunity to re-train in another field, or start your own business.
The idea is to find the thoughts that will make you feel better, and then intensify those thoughts, until you are feeling happier and more positive. In the situation mentioned you have a much better chance of finding new employment, when you are thinking right, than if you come across as desperate by allowing wrong thoughts to control your mind.
It is a good idea to use a notebook to monitor your successes. It may be noting a small success, such as remembering to say your affirmations, or resisting that piece of chocolate cake.
You will find that as you write down each successful action you can think off, you will be retraining your mind, to think in a more positive way. Little by little, you will begin raising your good vibrations, and before long you’ll become a magnet for success and prosperity.
You can use the methods in this book to help you to start reasoning in a way that is going to attract what you want, and ward off what you don’t want to manifest. Imagine you are creating your life experience every minute of every day, by the thoughts you are thinking. Are you beginning to see that you do literally change your life by changing your thinking?
Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself”
Unlocking Your Natural Talents
You were created with unique talents and abilities, the exact mixture of which no-one else in the entire world has. You are intended to use these gifts, and as you do, they will expand, gaining you the ability to maximize your potential beyond anything you could imagine.
Now, let me ask you this, are you making the best of the talents you have been given, and improving them by all means available? Really think about it, have you studied and expanded your knowledge in the areas that you naturally excel?
If not, this can be achieved by reading books, taking courses, studying under mentors, learning from your successes and mistakes as you go. Like any learning process, it is hard at first, especially if it has been a long time since you did any studying, but as you practice, it will become easier for you to progress.
Now, as you become more adept at programming your sub-conscious mind, you can ask for guidance in the areas of your talents, and then imagine creative ideas being given to you, ideas that empower you to use your gifts, to generate prosperity.
The power of your thoughts and feelings generate action on your part, and it is those actions that create amazing changes in your life.
Erica Jong an American novelist tells us: “Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads”
Why you should Create a Vacuum
Imagine what it would be like if you were a hoarder, holding on to every piece of rubbish that you owned. Before too long you would be swamped and be pushed out of your own home, and it would all still be rubbish. There would be nothing worth keeping.
The Law of Vacuum works on the principal that when you hold on to things that are old and worn out or no longer useful to you, you don’t leave room to receive anything new.
This is one of the paradoxes of life, that when you hold onto things too tightly, you create a blockage to receiving, and doing this can in fact make you lose the very things you are trying to protect. This is true in relationships as well as possessions.
Set time aside to clean out your wardrobe, giving away anything that doesn’t fit you, or hasn’t been worn for a long time. It is amazing how creating that space in your wardrobe, attracts new clothing that you really want.
Do the same thing in each room of your house, getting rid of the clutter, simplifying your life. Many of your ornaments, books, tapes, unused gadgets and even furniture could be culled, not only attracting new articles to you by creating a vacuum, but also clearing your home and your mind, which will bring you a sense of peace.
Choosing Phenomenal Relationships
Wouldn’t it be amazing if all the people that you mix with most often had a strong positive effect on your well-being? Psychologists tell us that when you regularly associate with positive, happy people, you are much happier yourself. It makes sense, doesn’t it, that the people who give off life-giving and uplifting energy will pass that same energy to you.
Imagine what it would be like if all the people you mixed with were the sort of people who encouraged you, motivated you, and helped you to refine your ideas and aspirations.
Clearly, negative, complaining or simply unhappy people can be toxic, draining away your own positive energy, as they give off their negativity and unhappiness. They are the type of friends who will always shoot down any good ideas you have, because they feel threatened by anything which will take you further ahead of them. Avoid these people like the plague.
Let me ask you about the people in your own life, who are the friends, or should I say, energy vampires that drain you and give nothing back? You’ve got to wonder how you have put it with them all this time. So why not examine your relationships critically, and decide whether it may be time to let go of those people who are actually harming you.
Now, I can almost hear your mind saying “how can I abandon my friends who are in need?” I am not saying that you don’t help friends who have a genuine need, or friends who have hit a temporary bad patch, but there are some people who you know, deep down, that can’t be helped. You just know that they enjoy complaining, and need an audience. Make sure that audience is not you!
After you have carefully considered that the right thing to do is to distance yourself from the energy vampires in your life, do so gently, with forgiveness and goodwill towards them. The fact of the matter is that by releasing these people, you gain the freedom of new energy into your life, and a vacuum which attracts positive and compatible people to you.
Envision yourself being able to make exciting and positive new friends. Now keep in mind when making new friends, tread carefully at first, don’t get too close until you really know the person, ensuring that they are optimistic, upbeat people who will enhance your life and not drain it.
You can’t always tell what a person is like until you have met with them a few times. As a general rule when you first meet someone, give them the benefit of the doubt, they may be having a bad day, or you may be misinterpreting their actions. After a time, as you get to know them, you will be able to evaluate them in a number of situations, and then with that knowledge, you are in a position to make a decision about pursuing that friendship, or not.
Dale Carnegie tells us: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you”.
Prosperity Habits Explained
Picture yourself five years from now. Will your life be the same as it is now, or better? Imagine what it would be like if during this time, you had changed all your bad habits, and replaced them with good ones. You probably know that you can’t just train yourself to stop them. The truth is that you can only replace one habit with another habit. Therefore, in order to be successful in changing routine unsatisfactory behavior, you need to concentrate on a rewarding new habit, and substitute it in your behavioral patterns. You’ve probably heard that you need to practice a new routine for thirty days, in order for it to take hold and supersede an old one, and that is true.
A good habit to work on initially, is taking actions that build up your self-mage. As mentioned earlier, the more that your value yourself, convincing yourself that you are worthy to receive and enjoy your prosperity, the more success you will have. You can see that without this basic belief in yourself, whatever else you do can’t succeed, because you will convince yourself that you don’t deserve it. Work on one habit at a time, using the tools provided, to ensure that you progress with new and useful habits.
For instance, when you are out shopping, saying to yourself “I can’t afford these”, or similar negative words, reinforces that poverty mentality. Instead, say “I don’t choose to purchase these items at this time”, allowing an opening for you to attract the items to yourself, in the future.
When you have adjusted your mind set, you can then work on the practical methods of attracting wealth into your life. Some of these include actions such as working to a budget, saving regularly, thinking before squandering money on luxuries which do not appreciate in value, and keeping track of spending.
I suggest that you seriously study the habits of the wealthy, finding ways to develop these same traits yourself. I can tell you that most wealthy people don’t squander money on things which depreciate quickly, such as motor vehicles and the latest technology toy. Instead, they think carefully about their purchases, and invest their money in items which appreciate in value, such as property, land, fine art, and antiques, thereby increasing their wealth.
Here’s the bottom line: be aware of how much you owe, and know what you are spending. A new study, recently conducted, has shown that those who know their true financial situation spend a lot less, and start to pay off their debts. If you don’t know how you stand financially you will carry on as if you had all the money in the world, and dig a deep hole for yourself. I urge you to be aware then, of all aspects of your spending and income.
The fact of the matter is that when you learn about finances and work out a budget, you are in control. Just the fact of being in control reduces the stress, enabling you to make more rational and considered decisions. The first thing you should do is pay off your debts. Debts are costly with interest rates and penalty rates, especially on Credit cards. Once you have worked out a strategy to pay off your debts, then work out a savings plan and invest part of your income.
Doing these practical things actually helps the law of attraction to work for you, as you start to control your spending you feel less stressed, and when you are feeling better, you of course attract better things to you.
Henry Miller an American Author said: “Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life’s ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets”
Secrets of Setting Goals
Most people know that goal setting is of the utmost importance, in order to achieve a prosperous and abundant life. If you do not plan, you plan to fail. Think about this – when you are setting off on a journey, you plan your route rather than just setting off in whichever direction takes your fancy, hoping for the best. Here’s the bottom line – most people put more energy into planning their vacation than they do into planning their life!
To set and achieve your goals you first have to generate an intense desire for them. Your goals have to be personally important to you, and they must be your goals, ones that will bring you personal happiness and prosperity. I encourage you to not allow fear of failure to stop you making bold goals, as the stronger you feel about the goals you set, the more likely you are to achieve them.
Next, you must believe you can reach your goals with all your heart. When you have faith in yourself, this in turn activates your subconscious mind to use its natural goal seeking ability, to push you towards success.
Even though I am encouraging you to seek big goals they obviously need to be within your capability. Because you are learning and improving all the time, your goals can grow progressively over time, so you should regularly review your goals and expand them.
Always write down your prosperity goals, placing them on your list in order of importance. Then write down the first step you need to take to achieve your goal, then the second step, and so on, in order to move in the right direction.
Make goals for each area of your life such as financial, relationships, friendships, health and spiritual goals. Then make a list of all the ways that you would benefit from reaching them.
Write down where you stand at this point, for instance how much you have in your savings account, and then how much you intend to have. Then make another list of all the small steps that you need to take each day, in order to reach that goal.
Have a think about the people or mentors that could help you reach your goals, and contact them. Each day review and adjust your goals and the steps to reach them. Every day, take a step towards your goals in the one or two areas that you are seeking to improve on. Imagine what it would feel like as each goal is reached, remembering that the emotion of experiencing what life would be like for you when that goal is achieved, is the energy that is drawing that reality to you.
What are you looking forward to in your future? Where will you be in five or ten year’s time? The future can be exciting when you imagine the wonderful possibilities there are, and set goals to make them a reality.
Taking any action to set a goal, whether it is writing it down, cutting out an article or picture or even saying “this is what I want” all of these things initiate the vibration energy that starts attracting that goal into reality.
Norman Vincent Peale one of the great goal setters of our time said: “All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do”
The Power of the Spoken Word
Can you recall what a critical word from someone you love feels like? The criticism probably affected you for days, if not for years. It is obvious that not only the thoughts that you think, but also the words that you speak or are spoken to you, affect your life tremendously.
I am sure you realize that the words you say are extremely powerful, and can have a very strong influence on other people. The truth is that the spoken word gives out a strong energy, which not only affects you, but those around you.
Your speech is very seldom neutral, but is usually either positive or negative. At the end of the day, you reap the results for every idle word that you say, as these words affect your life. It is essential that you try not to be a fault finder, boaster, grumbler or complainer. Talking to people in this way not only affects them, but has a great detrimental impact on your own well-being.
Your own words are building blocks in your development, and they decide the direction your life will take. It goes without saying that the situation you are in at this point, and the character you have developed at this moment in time, has been built up over time by your thoughts, actions, and the words you have spoken. You have literally created the life you are now living.
It makes sense therefore, to be extremely careful not to say negative things. You know that one negative statement can stay with you for life, but the positive ones are easily forgotten. You will have heard it said that for every negative statement you make to a child, you have to counter it with ten positive ones to repair the damage.
Remember your childhood; were there times that your self-image was impacted in a negative fashion? Clearly, children are particularly sensitive to the words they hear, especially from their parents and teachers. Recognize that children are in the greatest learning phase of their young lives, and they pick up on even very subtle influences, from their family and friends.
Ask yourself this question – is there is a particular comment or criticism which has stayed with you from your childhood? For instance, did someone say to you “you never finish anything” or “you are hopeless at drawing”? If thoughts from these times still bother you, then I suggest that you heal yourself to clear the effects of these negative statements.
You can do this by doing “Mirror Work” – that is by looking at yourself in a mirror, and say out loud to yourself all the positive things that you can think of. Say things like “I love you” “I am special” “I am unique” I am talented and loved by everyone” etc. Give yourself the nurture and praise that you may have lacked as a child. It is possible in this way to re-parent yourself, by using this sort of self-talk to re-build your self-esteem.
An affirmation is a positive statement that you repeat out loud to strengthen good habits, and use the positive words to draw good energy you need. The important thing is to choose affirmations which are tailor made for you. The way to do this is think of areas of your life which you would like to improve, then make up affirmations which address those areas. For example, you may have a liking for french-fries that is not serving you well. In this case you could say something like “I choose to eat nourishing and healthy food”
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It is a good idea to develop the habit of saying your affirmations daily, out loud, with feeling. I can tell you that the results will be surprising, and you will find that good things will start to manifest into your life almost immediately. You will wonder how you went for so many years speaking trouble into your life, when you could have been choosing to speak prosperity and abundance instead.
You can read in the bible that you have a choice, a choice to choose life or death. The choice is made by the words that you say and the thoughts that you think. In fact, you are actually choosing life or death. Think about it – have you ever heard someone say “Such and such disease runs in the family, and I am bound to get it!” And what happens? They eventually develop the disease. You always get what you ask for. That is the law of attraction.
Frank Outlaw has these words of wisdom:
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Learning to Manage Your Thoughts
Just think – your brain is working all the time, even when you are asleep. Are you aware that your brain is approximately only 2% of your body weight, and yet it uses 20-30% of your energy? That is why long periods of mental work can be so draining. So, it’s a good idea to ensure that your energy output is put to good use, and not wasted on flawed thinking.
When your thoughts are negative and worrying, they trigger the body’s automatic ‘fight or flight’ systems, producing powerful chemicals which cause the heart to beat faster, your breathing to increase, and changes in the way the blood is circulated. If you are constantly in a state of nervous tension, these chemicals are released into your blood stream all the time, and eventually cause diseases such as cancer, arthritis and chronic fatigue. If you are always in a state of stress and tension, you are constantly producing, wear and tear on your body!
Let me ask you a question – are your thoughts mainly pessimistic and negative, outnumbering the positive uplifting ones? If so, you are almost certainly constantly in a state of tiredness, unhappiness and despondency, which not only spoils your enjoyment of life, but also ultimately shortens it!
If you think about it, it is difficult to produce creative and productive thoughts, and make dynamic logical plans and goals, when most of your thought energy is being wasted and you feel tired.
You can see how important it is to manage your thoughts, channeling them into the areas which will bring about the best results. Why not notice, and write down your thoughts for a day, and see how many of them are good and how many are not.
If you do this, you will instantly see the thoughts that need changing. Do you recall the way to change them? Simply examine each thought pattern, and then come up with a better feeling thought, to replace it with. Even if you can’t think of a completely positive thought in exchange, think of one that will move you forward, but make sure it’s credible. For instance “I always seem to say negative things to my children” can be changed to “I am getting better each day in praising my children and catching them doing something right”
As you know, prosperity means different things to different people, and you need to take time to define for yourself what it means to you. When you have worked out what you want, then you can start projecting your energy to attract those things to you.
Imagine your special wishes – financial security, a beautiful house, a sports car, a boat, or something else?
Once you have decided the main desire you want to manifest, hold that thought and build on it, using conceptual pictures to strengthen your mental image, building up a detailed picture of what life will be like for you when you achieve your objective. Have a store of these images in your mind that you can bring to the fore whenever you find yourself straying off into negative or anxious thoughts.
You have a choice – you can do the work to take control your thoughts, or you can continue to let any random thought energy run your life for you. Imagine what you could do, if you gain control of your thought life.
A quotation from A Course in Miracles says: “You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think”
How to Give Generously and Receive Freely
The universe operates by means of natural laws which sometimes seem paradoxical to us. One of those laws is the Law of Giving, which is particularly significant in the area of prosperity.
It may help you to relate to the law of giving a little easier as you listen to the following illustration about relationships.
Isn’t it true that when you genuinely love someone, you give to them, both physically and emotionally, without the need for them to give back? As you know, this is called unconditional love.
When you give to another without any thought of return, it is usually reciprocated by that person, as they understand and respect your love for them, and appreciate your attention. You can see that this produces a relationship of mutual trust and respect. It is true that as you give, you receive.
On the other hand, if you love someone in a selfish way, you will quickly find that your love is not reciprocated. That is because the more you try to hold on, the more they pull away from you. You can clearly see, can’t you, that you have to give to receive?
This is the reason why people who are jealous end up losing relationship after relationship. Jealousy is simply the fear of rejection. The more you try to control your partner’s actions, the more they will try to resist, until they break away from you completely.
And as you absorb this information, you’ll see that the law of giving works in the area of wealth in the same way. In every instance, the act of giving produces a generosity of spirit, which in turn activates the prosperity vibration. You will immediately experience the energy, and release a flow of abundance that is working in your favor.
You will soon discover that the fastest way to enter this flow of abundance is to start giving. You should get really exited about this, as it is so easy to do. Maybe you are thinking that you haven’t anything much to give, but don’t worry, you can always give the simple things, like a listening ear, or by helping someone with their grocery bags. As you go about your day, be on the watch for ways to help people, and as you do, the Universal tap will be turned on, and the prosperity river will begin to flow.
Now, let me ask you this, is it worth holding onto your possessions, time and money, when you know that is working against the law of giving? The Universe can and will return to you up to a hundredfold of what you give.
Kahil Gibran tells us that: “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give”.
Discover how to Develop Your Intuition
What is your intuition and how can it help you to prosper? Intuition or sixth sense is merely your subconscious guiding you. Usually it guides you by giving you a feeling of peace or uneasiness. As you can see, to use your sixth sense to your advantage, it is necessary to check in on your intuitive feelings. For instance, when you meet someone new, or have a decision to make, take a moment to ask yourself “what am I feeling about this person or this situation”?
If you are feeling good, then go ahead, but if you feel that sick twist in your stomach, then think twice about proceeding. Also consider that if you start justifying a decision, to make it fit with either what you think you should do, or fit with another person’s idea of what you should do, it is probably wrong.
Really think about it – even if the path you are about to take seems to be against everyone else’s wishes, but you can feel a deep feeling of peace, then take notice, your sub-conscious is guiding you.
Try not to jump into decisions if you can feel nothing either way, but wait until you feel that tranquil place, a feeling of peace about the situation which tells you that you are making the right choice.
It helps to pray for the right outcome or answer to be given to you but even then, wait a little longer if need be. Wait until you really get that feeling of peace before you take any action at all. Although this is sometimes difficult to do, over time, as you get used to checking on your intuitive feelings, making good decisions will become second nature.
So, to recap, practice programming your sub-conscious mind, waiting, and listening for guidance from your spirit about every decision you have to make. Before long, you will find that your life begins to run more smoothly, and you begin to prosper in all parts of your life.
Don’t forget – your present life situation is the culmination of all the decisions that you have ever made. To improve your life, improve your decision making ability. You can easily see that it doesn’t take many right decisions to achieve a complete turnaround in any situation.
Lucia Capacchione said: “We belittle our intuition, calling it only a hunch, and therefore not to be taken too seriously. I encourage you to take your hunches and intuitions very seriously. They contain some of your highest, most profound insights and wisdom”.
The Gift of Discernment
Discernment is similar to intuition, but it is a gift that is more spiritual in nature. It is an inner knowing, or insightfulness, which cannot be explained in the natural. It is a meeting of souls, and the God given ability which enables your spirit to supernaturally interact with another person’s spirit. When this meeting of souls takes place, you instinctively know the truth about a situation or person.
Take this example: You could be thinking of entering into a partnership with someone, or doing a business deal, which in the natural way seems to be profitable and exciting. However, if you have thought carefully about it, meditated on the pros and cons, and still feel uncomfortable, even if there is no specific clue as to why, listen to your inner voice and don’t go ahead.
An acquaintance of mine in New Zealand, who is quite wealthy, is a man who listens to his inner spirit. He told me how, during a time of prayer, he felt that he should change his investments from the Stock Market into property. He wisely obeyed this inner voice, liquidated all his stock market investments, and shortly after, the 1987 stock market crashed but his money was safe.
Another American friend was offered an opportunity to invest in a successful company, at a very advantageous rate of return. As you can imagine, he was very excited about this once-in-lifetime opportunity, and made arrangements to raise the capital needed.
Wisely, he put the situation into his sub-conscious mind to be worked upon, and before long, began to feel uneasy about the investment. After further confirmation, he heeded this inner warning, and declined to invest.
Over the next couple of years, the company was one of the stars of the business world, growing at a phenomenal rate, and of course he felt that he had missed the boat. However, a year later, the company suddenly collapsed, and many of the board of directors were prosecuted for fraud. The value of his investment would have been completely lost, along with his reputation.
As I am sure you will agree, from these two examples, discernment is a valuable tool. Certainly it needs practice, but the gift is already there, and can be accessed by meditating, getting quiet, until your inner spirit speaks. As you sit quietly, the thoughts and feelings will gently rise up, and you will receive that special knowing from within your soul.
Please be encouraged, as before long, you will become accomplished at listening to your inner spirit, and will wonder how you managed before.
How to Profit from Fairness
You will have heard of the old saying, “what goes around comes around”. If you think about it, this is the basis for all religions, “do onto others as you would have them do onto you”. This is also one of the secrets of the universal laws, as they basically work on that same principle.
All you have to remember is to be decent and ethical in your dealings, and on balance you will always receive fairness in return. On the other hand, if your behavior runs contrary to this rule of fairness, it is likely that you will, on balance, be treated in the same way, to your detriment.
When you act selfishly, you may believe that you have gained an advantage, and actually you may prosper for a time, but there is no doubt that ultimately the balance will turn against you, and eventually you will pay the cost.
Are you beginning to see that the balance of the universe is fixed? In the end everything balances out, and your efforts will eventually prosper if they are based on good practice and fairness. As your view continues to expand you will realize, that when you misuse people or misuse your wealth, you may prosper in the short term, but in the course of time justice will always catch up with you.
So as you can see, this is another easy way to create abundance, merely by being fair to everyone.
Uncover Self-fulfilling Prophecies
You may not realize how potent the power of self-suggestion is, and how it can make or break your future. Now keep in mind you are always programming yourself, be it for success or failure. But if you think about it, you are probably operating on automatic pilot most of the time.
As we have discussed, when your thoughts and beliefs hold the suggestion that you are wealthy, then of course you will be. You will know from past experience, that when you have acted with confidence, everything automatically flows well for you. If you hold the idea in your mind that you always make a mess of your life, then of course your expectations will be fulfilled. You program yourself by whatever you are continually thinking of with passion.
It is the way you picture yourself that creates the self-fulfilling prophecy for you. For instance, if you continuously picture yourself as a successful person, enjoying the fruits of your labor, then you are programming yourself for success. On the other hand, if you see yourself struggling with everything you try to do, what happens? Before long your sub-conscious mind will try to balance out that scenario and you end up in the situation you imagined, but where you do not want to be.
You can see it’s essential that you check your thoughts regularly, making sure that you are thinking positively, and about the way you want things to eventuate. When you find negative and destructive thoughts coming to the fore, counter them, and consciously think of positive, uplifting and successful thoughts instead.
Imagine what you could do if you were to use affirmations and visualization to reprogram your thinking. In an amazingly short time you could turn the tide and be harvesting the benefits of success. It is so simple. Choose the right words, repeat them out loud on a daily basis until they have taken root in your mind, work towards making your dreams come true, and very shortly you will have changed your circumstances for the better.
Brian Tracey tells us: “You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts”.
Letting go of Worry & Fear
If you think about it, worry is simply a form of negative prayer. We read in the bible about Job, who said the famous words “that which I greatly feared came upon me”. This is one of the best examples of a self-fulfilling prophecy I have ever read, as he ended up losing everything he had worried about losing.
Worry and obsessing about your fears, attracts to you the very things that you don’t want. When you worry, you are inviting negativity in, which also has the effect of draining your energy, leaving you with little or no reserves to effect any change. Worry is destructive. It causes illness, disease and premature aging. You definitely need to avoid it at all costs.
Clearly, it all comes down to developing the ability to monitor and control your thinking. From now on, whenever you catch yourself worrying, immediately affirm to yourself that 99 per cent of the things you worry about never happen anyway, and even the 1 per cent that do occur are seldom as bad as you imagine them to be.
Even if bad things do happen, worrying about them does not change the situation, and just means that you live through the bad things for a longer time. For instance, if you have to go into hospital for an operation, worrying about it for days or weeks beforehand doesn’t change the situation, it just means that you have suffered the operation many times over before even going into hospital, probably imagining it as worse than it actually is.
As you know, your imagination is very powerful, and your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between strong imagination and reality. That means that when you worry, your subconscious mind is being programmed to bring that worry into reality. Now that’s a scary thought!
So when you find yourself being a worry wart, think through all the different aspects of the situation, logically consider all the possible outcomes, making sure that you concentrate on the positive ones, do something where you can, then release the situation from your conscious mind and let events take their course.
Decide before hand that If you catch yourself worrying about the same situation again and again, that you will find a distraction to take your mind off it. At the same time you will replace the negative and destructive thoughts with positive ones, such as your goals and dreams. All you need to do is make a conscious effort to think about something pleasant, or indeed, physically do something pleasant.
One of the ways you can put worry into perspective is to ask yourself “is this situation, life threatening”? Then if your life is not in imminent danger, it is just not worth your energy, worrying about it.
By training yourself to do this, you will find that it will eventually become second nature to you. Someone once said “I am an old man and have had many troubles, but most of them never happened”.
Bob Proctor advises you that: “You must begin to understand, therefore, that the present state of your bank account, your sales, your health, your social life, your position at work etc., is nothing more than the physical manifestation of your previous thinking. If you sincerely wish to change or improve your results in the physical world, you must change your thoughts, and you must change them immediately.”
Learn to Ask and Receive
How does the Universe know what you want, unless you ask? I can hear you saying, “How do you ask?” In actual fact you are asking all the time, through the energy you create, by the way that you feel. You are creating that energy by every thought you think, and every word you say. These actions are producing the emotion that in turn, produces the energy that attracts everything to you.
Another way of asking is to inquire of your sub-conscious mind, expecting it to generate prosperous ideas for you or to give you answers to problems. The ideal way to do this is to ask yourself questions as you fall asleep at night, and you will find that the answers will come, either in a dream, or they will formulate in your mind during the night.
A third way of asking is by prayer; that is, telling God what you would like to happen in the life, and asking for his help.
Always remember that your sub-and super-conscious minds are connected on a quantum level with everything else in the universe. By asking your mind to work on your behalf, you are setting in motion the energy of the universe to work for you.
The ‘Let’s Spend’ Game
Of course, you realize by now, that you can stop the flow of financial blessings by having the wrong mind-set. You may feel that you don’t deserve to be financially well-off, because you haven’t really expanded your thinking beyond the level you find yourself in at this moment in time.
If this is the case, then this is a great game to play. It will open up your prosperity consciousness, and give you the ability to receive personal wealth.
You can either play the game alone, or with a friend. It’s very easy to play with a friend by emailing each other once a day, helping one another to remember to do it.
It really is amazing what happens when you start to play this game. It’s like a blockage is washed away, and you begin to receive financially from places that you wouldn’t have dreamed you could before.
As you play this game, you find that the more money you have to spend, the more you decide to give away, matching the pattern of the universal law of giving.
Try it and see for yourself.
The first day you have an imaginary 1,000 dollars to spend. Write this down and then decide how you would like to spend it. Be detailed in listing how much you spend and on what.
It is a good idea to decide to give away at least ten per cent to a charity or people you know that are in need, before you spend the remainder on yourself.
The second day you double it. $2,000 is available for you to spend today, and continue in this way, each day doubling the amount you allow yourself to spend. By the eleventh day you will have $1,024,000 to spend, in a single day.
You can play as long as you like but fourteen days is a good length of time to open up the channels in your mind, to begin thinking like a millionaire.
On day fourteen will have the staggering amount of $8,192,000.00 to spend, in just one day.
Remember, the whole amount has to be spent that day, and you can’t leave any over to spend the next day.
You will find this a real eye-opener, as the things you thought you would buy will differ greatly as you progress in the game, and you will be surprised at how much you find out about yourself.
The bible tells us: “Bring the full tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house; and thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.
This is again, the principle of giving. The more you give the more you receive.
Secrets to attracting abundance into your life
Abundance in every area of your life is available freely for everyone, but you have to attract it and receive it. Receiving wealth is also a mental concept, not just a physical one – it is the concept of allowing. In order to allow prosperity to show up for you, you have to be in a state of mind that believes that you deserve it, and that it comes easily to you.
As you now know, the basic principle of attracting what you want into your life is to ask, believe that you will receive what you ask for, and then to receive it. Also remember that the secret is to ask with emotion, and the stronger the emotion that you put into your request, the quicker you will receive.
To reinforce the attraction factor you should be thankful and grateful for all that you have already received. If you fail to be grateful for what you have already received then the universe has no interest in giving more to you.
Here is a list of some practical ways you can invite and pull towards you the desires of your heart, whether it is money, cars, homes or improved relationships. If you practice the following beneficial ideas your life will quickly change dramatically.
1. Be careful not to allow negative media to enter your mind. Watch uplifting television programs; select the newspaper and magazine articles that you read. Your mind is a like a computer, what you put in so you get out.
2. Spend time with inspiring people. Spend less time with friends who are depressing and negative. Gently ease them out of your life and go out of your way to attract friends who uplift and encourage you.
3. Use visualization to attract your desires. Relax into a comfortable chair and imagine that you are driving that dream car or living in your dream house. Walk through each room and see each one furnished and decorated exactly as you wish.
4. Express your desires by saying “wouldn’t it be nice if…………………..” You may find this an easier way of asking than by being more direct, because you must believe that you are going to receive what you ask for.
5. Make yourself a goal book or create a vision board, or box. Into these you can put cuttings from magazines, of anything you want. It could be a picture of a dream location you would like to visit, a wardrobe of new clothes, or you may write down the income you believe is the right amount for you to have, or the balance you would like to see in your bank account. Open the book or box every morning and every evening and look at each picture and imagine with as much feeling as you can, as if you already own each item.
6. Write out a check to yourself, drawn on the account of the universe. Fill in the amount you would like to receive and the date you believe you can receive it by. Put this somewhere that you can see it several times a day.
7. Imagine an event that you would like to happen in your life, writing the scene out as if you were writing an essay. For instance, if you wanted to go on a special trip, how you would travel – would it be first class? What would you see on the way, what would you do when you got there? Who would be traveling with you? I think you get the idea. Before too long after reading this essay every day and imagining the trip with strong emotion, you will find that trip happening for real.
8. A cautionary note here. Be careful what you ask for! Sometimes it may not be in your best interests, although of course you think it is. Or you may be shortchanging yourself for what you could have had. Be careful to add to any request “this or something better”
9. When your request involves others you must also be careful to add “for my good and the good of all concerned”
10. The universe responds to your being grateful for what you have already. You can’t expect to attract even greater benefits to you if you aren’t grateful for what you already have and enjoy. You may think that you haven’t anything you are grateful for right now but you would be wrong. Can you see? Can you walk? Can you go to work? Did you wake up this morning and find yourself still alive? You get the idea. To enable you to really make this work for you, start a gratitude diary.
11. A useful tool for remembering to be grateful is to carry a small object such as a stone, and each time you feel it in your pocket send out a grateful thought into the universe. The universe will respond in giving you even more to be grateful for.
12. Give words of appreciation freely to your family, friends and fellow workers. Do this regularly and often and the response will be phenomenal, and you will wonder why you haven’t always done it.
13. Always go the extra mile to be helpful. What you give you receive back, even if it’s not from the person that you help. The universe will always reward a good deed many times over.
14. Act as if what you wish for has already been granted. If you are searching for a better job, then dress and act as if you are already in the position that you want.
15. Appreciate other people. No one is all bad, and if you look for the good in others you will find it. Doing this lifts your mood and a good mood is the power that attracts to you what you want. Irritation, hate, vengeance or any of the negative emotions that you feel towards others, lowers the vibrations that you send out, and attracts negativity. Love and appreciation improve your mood, and that feeling attracts good to you.
Here are a few other tips for you.
Creating Prosperity Energy
Just imagine – the whole world is made up of quantum energy particles and is constantly vibrating, moving and interchanging. Isn’t that amazing? In order for you to draw that wealth energy to you, you have to tune in your energy to the same frequency.
You all know people who have a natural flow of energy, and enthusiasm for life, and you may be one of them. These folks seem to have unusually good health and demonstrate an air of serenity and competence. Positive prosperity energy is about being a whole, healthy and enthusiastic person that everyone loves to be around.
When the flow of positive energy is moving through you freely, you find you become more focused, have greater clarity in your thinking and it this state which increases your energy output.
Here are some ways you can achieve this flow of energy, so that you can easily attract all the prosperity you want:
See yourself living in a clean and uncluttered environment, as nothing repels prosperity more than a messy home, car or office. Look after yourself. Take the time to dress carefully, have a good hairstyle, wear polished shoes, and immediately you feel good about yourself, thus attracting good energy to you.
Be sure to drink plenty of water to wash out the toxins from your body, and choose good quality, fresh food to eat. As you already know, lots of bread, cakes and takeaways really clog up your system, as well as being bad for your health and weight. Positive energy finds it difficult to flow through a clogged digestive system. Fresh fruits, vegetables and salads are live foods and therefore energy giving foods. If most of your diet consists of these types of food you will soon begin to feel more energetic and lively.
Along with a healthy diet you need movement, to allow your energy to flow. Any type of exercise is good for energy flow, but especially walking out in nature. Walking through a forest or along the beach, allows you to draw in the life energy from the planet. As you walk, stop now and then, and breathe deeply. This will allow more of that natural energy to enter your body, and you will feel really great.
I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s important to keep track of your financial health. You know that you should pay bills on time and be aware of your financial situation. If you feel short of money try to spend less and maybe get a second job to increase your income. You will already recognize that spending your nights tossing and turning on account of financial lack is a big energy blocker.
If you have any objects in your house which bring bad memories to mind, please get rid of them. When you surround yourself with objects that are pleasant and uplifting to you, they will lift your energy vibration. Decorate your home in soft colors and comfortable furnishings and keep your house and contents in good repair. This will allow good energy to flow throughout your home.
I’m sure you can see the reason that you need to pay attention to all this energy in your daily environment. The more positive energy you can build up in your surroundings, the greater the flow of prosperity is drawn to you.
Catherine Ponder says: “When you realize that prosperity is your divine heritage, you should persist in claiming it”
Inside Secrets of Feeling Prosperous
How do you feel when you go shopping, or out to lunch with a friend? Do you feel confident and expect to have a wonderful time? Or do you feel that you have to please the shop assistant or the waiter, because you think they are better than you? For instance, the waiter brings you the wrong order, do you complain and insist on the meal you ordered, or do you sit and meekly eat it?
Perhaps you worry about whether you have the right clothes or appearance that you believe you should have to enter an up-market establishment? Do you feel confidence in yourself and your worth as a human being? If you don’t then you can see that the energy you are giving out is working against you. If this is you, then next time you go out somewhere, walk into the building as if you owned it, and you will be surprised at the quality of service you will get.
It is obvious, before you can change the outer world you have to change your inner one. Build your self-esteem up with appropriate affirmations; such as “I deserve wealth” I do belong in any place I choose to visit” Every one treats me with respect” etc.
The law of attraction is all about your inner thoughts and feelings that you hold about yourself. If you feel poor and underpaid, you will stay poor and underpaid. If you feel that your life and finances are improving, they will expand and improve.
Take time to daydream about how your life would look if it was perfect, spending time to build up your inner images about yourself and about your world. Imagine everything in detail and then look for even one small step you can take in the physical realm, to move you in that direction.
Andrew Young tells us: “I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.”
Send me a miracle
Many people, who are short of money, start relying and waiting for a miracle. They are hoping to win lotto or to have some distant unknown relative leave them a fortune. And of course, it is possible that this could happen to relieve your financial burdens, but it doesn’t happen for most people.
If you are in trouble financially you need to take practical steps to help yourself. Firstly, I would suggest visiting an agency that can give you some good budgeting advice. Often local communities offer this service free of charge. This type of agency will help you work out a financial plan that works for you. They can also help you negotiate with creditors if necessary.
Secondly, find ways to raise some cash such as putting unwanted items on E bay or holding a garage sale. You may be able to work overtime to earn extra money, or get a second job for a time. When you are actively doing something to improve your income, you become less stressed and are then able to start attracting more of what you want.
Take care not to waste your money, by going on a money diet. Look for ways to curb your spending, and find other avenues to increase your income. At the same time you don’t need to and shouldn’t, discount a miracle. You can always use the power of prayer and ask for specific needs. At the end of the day, you may or may not receive a large miracle but many small ones can come along, that will improve your situation.
Even so, absolutely keep believing for a big miracle, they do happen.
The Parable of the Rich Family
One day a very rich father decided to take his family on a trip to the country. His son asked: “Why are we going to the country, dad?”
His father said, “Oh, I think that you take everything we have for granted, so I thought I would show you the difference between the rich and the poor.”
The family spent a week in the country, staying at an old farmhouse, belonging to a struggling farmer.
At the end of the week, the father asked his son, “How did you enjoy the holiday?”
His son said “It was really super, dad. Thanks!”
The father said “and did you see how poor people can be?”
The son replied “Yes, dad, I did.”
“And what did you learn from the trip?” his father asked.
“I saw that we have a pet dog at home, but that farmer had four really well trained dogs. We have a swimming pool in the garden, but that farmer and his family have a beautiful creek with fresh water that goes on forever. We have electric lamps in our garden, but did you see those stars and the moon? Our patio reaches to the front yard, but they have fields right to the horizon. You work in a stuffy office, but that farmer gets to be out in the fresh air all day!”
The boy thought for a moment, then said “Dad, you said you were going to show us how poor people can be, didn’t you? I get it – I didn’t realize how poor we are!”
This story illustrates that prosperity is very personal, and it depends on the way you look at things.
It is said that money is one of the easiest substances to manifest, but that is only part of the story. True prosperity is achieved, when you have a constant feeling of happiness and joy, and when all areas of your life are working well.
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Thank you for reading and may all your dreams come true.