THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WILL CAUSE A PROSPERITY REVOLUTION!!
People who dare to be authentic…Who don’t care what other people think!…Who listen to their Inner GPS…Who let go of FEAR…Who love themselves…and Who can imagine a different future for everyone.
Like Steve Jobs said “THINK DIFFERENT”
Poverty and Lack consciousness are status quo. Most people have bought into limitation, negative images, false beliefs, 9 to 5, negative self-thought, doubt. FEAR and so much more that doesn’t serve them.
The way that we are going to create a PROSPERITY REVOLUTION is to break away from the crowd, stop being sheeple and follow the beat of our own drummer. Stop listening to everyone around us and tap into our Divine Inner Self. Evolution is counting on those of us who dare to be different and know that it is our authenticity and living the purpose we came to do that will experience the flow of unlimited prosperity in all areas of our lives.
I am going to end this series with a message from my Divine Inner Self, who has spoken throughout these blogs but hasn’t been identify.
This is an example of how I work with my Divine Inner Self
A MESSAGE FROM MY DIVINE INNER SELF:
“Dear Divine Inner Self, Talk to me about creating a prosperity revolution
It would be difficult to wipe out the human software that believes you have to work hard and suffer for everything you get and that you have to settle for less, yet YOU can raise your own prosperity vibration and that will eventually impact the whole.
Man does not realize that living a prosperous life is the promise of life on Earth. Prosperity has been almost obliterated by war, The Great Depression and current programming. As babies you were born knowing this promise. You were born with self-love and self-knowledge and also the understanding that the program of prosperity had been removed from the planet and you were here to change that. If you are reading this you are one of those who came to change the program.
Unfortunately you were brought into a place (Earth) where the lack programming has gone on for many, many, many years and as babies you were taught the language of lack. This is no ones fault. It has been passed down for many generations.
The language of prosperity was high jacked long long ago and changed for the sake of power for the few. Those few have passed the secrets of prosperity to their blood line and have maintained control long enough.
The time to change that is NOW!
You are no longer babies or children and though it is challenging, you can learn the new language of prosperity.
The purpose of this blog is to give you some new understandings and tools to raise your frequency toward prosperity. It is up to you to continue to reprogram yourself away from lack to prosperity thinking. This does not only mean around money, in fact money is just a small part of prosperity. When your thinking is prosperous it impacts all areas of your life, your health, relationships, wealth, attitude, everything.
Prosperity is your birthright and the Loving Creator makes it possible for EVERYONE to create prosperous lives. Why choose lack when prosperity is an option!?
Let’s start a PROSPERITY REVOLUTION!
You can learn as much about yourself through prosperity as you can through struggle and lack, and it is much more fun! Let’s raise the frequency on the planet to match prosperity so at some point there will be a tipping point where lack will not exist and prosperity will be the vibration of planet Earth like it was designed to be.
There is great support for this to happen from higher realms working with each of you. Call on us for support. We are watching with awe and love as those of you who want something different step up to the plate.”
Are you brave and courageous enough to do this?
Let’s create a PROSPERITY REVOLUTION!!!
Thank you for going on this prosperity journey with me!
I would love to assist you in raising your frequency and becoming more prosperous.
“Just once a day, imagine the life you dream of. Believe that it can be yours in this world of magic and miracles. Choose to live as if you know of its inevitable manifestation. Don’t compromise. Don’t worry. Don’t look for results. And as surely as spirit crafts one moment after another, so too will it fuse together the life you now lead with the life of your dreams as if they were two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, destined to become one.” – Mike Dooley
There are a lot of tools that have been created to help you change your focus and create in a new way. I am going to give you a few of them to play with.
In the Prosperity Game, you begin by establishing an imaginary checking account. In other words, there will be no actual bank involved, but you will make deposit entries and check withdrawals just as if it were an actual account. You could use an old checkbook system that is no longer in use, an accounting program in your computer, or you could even manufacture a complete system by using a notebook as your checkbook register and blank pieces of paper for your deposit slips and checks. It is of value to make this process feel as real to you as possible.
On the first day, deposit $1,000. And spend it. In other words, make a $1,000 deposit entry into your checkbook register, then write out checks to spend those dollars. You could spend your money all in one place, using one check, or you could spend it for several different things, using several different checks. The point of the game is to have fun thinking about what you would like to purchase, and to enjoy the process of actually writing out the checks.
Be descriptive on the memo portion of the check. For example: For a beautiful writing pen or Great running shoes or Membership at Gordon’s Health Spa. You can spend it all today, or save some of it for another day. However, we encourage you to do your best to spend it today, because tomorrow you will be making another wonderful deposit.
On the second day, deposit $2,000.
On the third day, deposit $3,000.
On the fourth day, deposit $4,000.
When you reach day 50, deposit $50,000.When you reach day 300, deposit $300,000. If you play this game every day for one year, you will have deposited and spent more than $66 million.
You will be benefiting by increasing your ability to imagine. In other words, you will discover, as you play the game for a few weeks, that it will begin to take real concentration to spend that much money. And so, your ability to imagine will expand tremendously.
Most of our physical friends really do not exercise their imagination very much. Most people offer their vibrations almost exclusively in response to what they are observing, but by playing this game, you will find yourself reaching for new ideas, and in time, you will feel the expansion of your own desire and expectation. In doing so, you will benefit by shifting your point of attraction.
You see, the Universe is responding to your vibrational offering, not to your current state of being. So, if you are giving your attention only to your current state of being, then your future evolves much the same. But if you are giving focused attention to these wonderful expanding ideas that this game evokes from you, the Universe now responds to the vibrations of those thoughts.
The Universe makes no distinction between the vibration you offer in response to what you are living and the vibration that you offer in response to what you are imagining, so this Prosperity Game Process is a powerful tool for shifting your vibrational point of attraction
Here is a check you can make copies of for the game:
BUILDING YOUR GRID
This is a new concept from Abraham-Hicks that is really powerful.
HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN GRID
Use the tool on the link to build your emotional grid by filling in the blanks with words describing imagery and memories that have as much emotion as possible.
Imagine something you desire in your life; an enriching love relationship, a fulfilling career, a nurturing home environment, vibrant health, an active social life, etc. Pick one thing to start with.
Do a separate grid for each area of your life that you want to amplify and/or manifest something new in. Many different grids will have overlapping emotions, and that is normal, but honor each separate life desire by giving it its own grid.
Here is how to BUILD YOUR GRID It’s cool because you fill out the grid and send it to the Universe and you get a copy in your email.
FOCUS WHEEL PROCESS
The Focus Wheel is a process created by Abraham Hicks to help people change their point of attraction and vibration on any subject in life. If you go to your app store there is a great Focus Wheel that you can fill in.
Whenever you think about any subject that doesn’t make you feel good that feeling creates your point of attraction. For example, if you feel frustrated when you think about your job then your point of attraction on the subject of your job is frustration. From that feeling space you will continue to attract more frustration when it comes to your job.
You can change how you feel (point of attraction) about anything in your life. You can focus yourself into a better feeling about anything. Wherever you leave a subject is where you pick up next time you think of it. So if the last time you thought of your job you felt frustration and then someone you’re talking to brings it up you will feel frustrated. Any subject you successfully do a Focus Wheel on will be left in a better feeling place. So the next time it is brought up you will feel better than you used to and you will have improved your point of attraction on the subject so you will start to attract more pleasing circumstances and events in relation to that subject.
“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” ― Brené Brown,
That seems to be the new buzz word, but what does it mean? It means being your true self. In order to realize and understand who your true self is, you have to start by thinking about your own life. We all get caught up in the trends of wearing the right clothes, driving the right cars, having the best phones and working in the highest paying jobs. Reflect on how striving to fit in with these trends impacts your life. Ask yourself if striving for and living inside these trends makes you happy. Are those things the true you?
I think people have the wrong idea about what it means to be authentic. I think the description above is the simplistic version of what it means. I also believe that you can’t truly know who you are until you do the work of uncovering your Shadow. You can’t possibly be authentic if you don’t know who you are and until you can embrace all of you.
Being authentic means coming from a real place within. It is when our actions and words are congruent with our beliefs and values. It is being ourselves, not an imitation of what we think we should be or have been told we should be. There is no “should” in authentic nor are there masks. There is vulnerability, honesty and transparency. What people see is who you are.
If there are parts of you that you don’t except or are embarrassed by, you can’t show up and be your true self. Your ego won’t let you.
There’s an inherent promise that comes with being authentic.
Be all of who you are and the world will support your authentic expression. We have been taught that the opposite is true. If you don’t try to fit in, be part of the tribe and do what every one else is doing no one will except you. The truth is, whether we are being authentic or not, most people are attracted to authenticity. People who are being authentic give those who are observing, permission to do the same.
In truth, the universe and the world will support the authentic expression of you. We just don’t realize it. If we are in alignment with our authentic self, everything that is part of our true path is magnetically drawn to us. If we are being our authentic self, we aren’t in resistance because we know this. Resistance hold prosperity at bay, flow brings it to us.
It makes perfect sense that we ought to be lavishly supported, for fully being who we are. The world want to support the most authentic version of who you are.
WHAT IS AUTHENTICITY?
Authenticity is like God’s essence coming through you. Authenticity is to be who you are meant to be on this planet.
There is nobody else out there like you, not a SINGLE one. Your authentic self is your unique expression here. It’s INCREDIBLY powerful. It is a gift that you have for the planet at this time that no one else can give. Each person’s unique expression is needed to complete the tapestry.
Think about that. Out of the billions of people in this world, when you are tapped into your authentic self, you are unlike any one of them. And, they are all unlike you. We have learned to compare ourselves with those around us when in reality it is like comparing apples to oranges. There is no comparison.
TURNING YOUR AUTHENTICITY INTO PROSPERITY
Why then is financially abundant authenticity such an illusive state to reach?
Your success comes from authenticity and yet we are not taught how to be authentic, and in fact we are socialized against being authentic.
Authenticity is the foundation for success because it allows everything that is meant to be in your life to magnetize to you. It allows the right customers to magnetize to you, the right clients and partners. It allows you to align with health, right relationship, joy and happiness. It allows you to find the right friends and the right partners that will enhance your life.
When we discover our authenticity and let our true self come out to play, we shine. We are magnetic and people and things are drawn to us. You can see how that would support greater prosperity, right?
For me, it’s a never-ending journey of discovering deeper and deeper depths of my authenticity and removing more and more layers. Having done a great deal of deep shadow work I know that each time I go deeper, my light gets stronger. When my light is stronger, my prosperity automatically increases.
If self discovery and shadow work is difficult or new to you, take baby steps. I encourage you to take little risks this week to show more of who you are to the people around you. Start with people you feel safe with and see how they respond. That will help you strengthen your ability to show more and more of who you are to other people.
“The United States is supposed to be the land of opportunity. Some citizens may have a harder time accumulating wealth if they are born poor, but the possibility is supposed to exist. This sense of upward mobility is now disappearing due to America’s free trade policies. More and more Americans are now living in poverty, and the path to prosperity has all but disappeared. The vast majority of Americans are willing to work hard to get ahead, but there are few jobs left where working hard gets you anything more than a meager paycheck.
Over 49 million Americans are now classified as living below the poverty line. Additionally, nearly half of all Americans are classified as low-income, which is defined as a household income of less than 200 percent of the poverty line. The poverty line for 2012 was defined at a yearly income of a mere $23,050 for a family of four. Often low-income individuals have nearly as difficult a time getting by as those living below the poverty line, because they do not qualify for many assistance programs.” From Economy in Crisis
Today I want to take you down a completely different path…
I really hadn’t planned on going here but here we are!
THE PATH OF POVERTY
If you are reading this blog you are at a point in your evolution where you understand that you can have a new consciousness about Prosperity. You know that you can create a better life.
People who live in poverty don’t even have that awareness.
Real poverty is hard to extract yourself from because you are living in survival from moment to moment. I know this first hand because I lived it. I saw it first hand professionally working with families who lived in poverty. I have also seen it around the world in my travels. Poverty is real and it is a beast that will gobble people up who don’t have the strength to extract themselves.
I raised my children as a single mom and lived on unemployment during that time. I can tell you lots of stories of what it is like and so can my two children, Nathan and Carrie. I will tell you one personal story to give you an idea of what it was like. Listen to my words. Really try to put on my shoes. Read between the lines at what I am not saying. Feel what it was like to be my kids….
MY POVERTY STORY
I got fired from a job about three weeks after I had gotten a positive review and a raise from my boss. The reason I got fired was because I wouldn’t stand for his sexual harassment. He would follow us into the narrow isle of the file room and whisper dirty jokes in our ears and grope at us. Most of the women stood for it because they couldn’t afford to lose their jobs. I couldn’t afford to lose my job either but I also couldn’t afford to lose my dignity. I remember when he came and told me to clear out my desk because that was my last day without any warning. My anxiety shot sky-high and for about 2 minutes I literally went blind. That’s right, I couldn’t see. The room started to spin and my vision disappeared.
It was three weeks before Christmas and I hadn’t bought my children any Christmas presents yet. Instead I went to food stamps office. I was so humiliated that I cried the whole time I talked to the person at food stamps. I walked away with $72 for a months worth of groceries for the three of us. That would buy about a weeks worth of groceries, which was something, but not enough. We ate a lot of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and Ramen Noodles. Not the best nutrition but the best we could buy. This is a fact of poverty. Organic, high quality food that builds strong bodies and keeps you healthy isn’t an option. Government issued cheese and powered milk is.
I couldn’t buy my kids Christmas presents that year and that was heart breaking…
I wasn’t eligible for unemployment because I got fired. I could have sued the man but I barely had the strength to care for myself and my kids. I was a young mom in my 30’s and I was afraid.
I remember how my credit rating quickly dropped, along with my self-esteem, because when I ran out of money, which was $425 in child support, I had to use my credit cards to pay for our expenses. I maxed out a number of cards with no way in sight to pay them back. It really got hard when bill collectors started calling, many of them several times a day and night. I couldn’t get away from them. It was before caller ID so it got to the point where I didn’t answer the phone most of the time. I couldn’t provide for my children the way I wanted to and I was embarrassed every time a bill collector called and asked when I would make my next payment. I didn’t want to lie and I didn’t want to tell the truth either. Some times I agreed to payment plans that I couldn’t keep and that got me in more trouble.
I remember one weekend when my kids were gone I wanted to go to McDonald’s and get something to eat. That is another thing about poverty, you make poor food choices because you can’t afford to do otherwise and fast food is cheap. Anyway, I went through all of my jacket pockets to pull together enough money to buy a Happy Meal. (Ironic isn’t it?)
I went to McDonald’s order my meal and ended up being a nickel short. Now the person who was waiting on me could have just said it was okay, but instead he announced to the crowded restaurant in a very loud voice “Does anyone have a nickel?” Trust me I wanted to shrink down to an inch high and sneak out of there as fast as I could, but I was very hungry, so I stayed got my food and ran out of there. When I got to my car I cried.
What I am saying by telling you this story, which is just a nibble of what it was like is, poverty kills your self-confidence, shatters your self-esteem, makes you feel powerless and hopeless, is embarrassing and the only thing you can focus on because you are just trying to survive.
Imagine 49 million Americans living this way. They are not going to think about raising their vibration to get into prosperity consciousness! Many of them have lived in poverty for generations. Their vibration will be one of anger, frustration, shame, resentment, poor self-image and FEAR, all of which are not conducive to changing their situation.
You can’t tell these people that they created their reality by what they were thinking. I knew that and it just pissed me off! You can tell them if they change their thoughts, raise their vibration that life will change before their eyes. If you did, you would probably get punched!
I was one of the lucky ones!
Because of previous circumstances in my life, I was newly awakened and knew some of the tricks and I knew there was something better. I knew it in my soul and already had a strong connection with my Inner Divine Self and it was a driving force in my life. I used my situation to transform my life. Most don’t.
This isn’t true of most people who find themselves in poverty. With out the knowledge and truth that I carried I would still be there. I would have drown in the hopelessness and fear and never found my way out. My kids would still be living in poverty like many of the families I have worked with as a therapist.
I dragged myself out of poverty one step at a time. One day at a time. Until I was in a better place.
I learned to have compassion for people who are stuck…for people who can’t make better food choices for their children…for people who get in trouble and develop bad credit ratings…for people who do desperate things to survive. I know what its like to be in their shoes and I understand why they do the things they do. My experience made me a great therapist.
I remember a few years ago I was at a conference and I was walking down the street to the conference hall. There were a few hundred people in front of me. There was a homeless black man sitting on the side-walk leaning up against the building. As I approached he said “Good Morning!” and I said “Good Morning to you!” and he said ” God Bless you, you are the first person who has talked to me all morning!” I walked away heart-broken. I couldn’t believe that none of the people in front of me who past this man had said anything to him.
THIS MAN IS THE FACE OF POVERTY!
I know how blessed I am to have been in a consciousness that supported me to drag myself out of the poverty vortex and it’s powerful pulling spiral downward. I know how blessed I am to have created a prosperous life so that I can now live a dream life. Most who live in poverty never get this chance.
I suggest to anyone reading this blog who wants to grow their prosperity consciousness to look at how blessed your life really is right now, in this moment, no matter what your circumstances and shout a big Thank You to yourself, your Inner GPS and the Universe, and God and the angels too. You have already come a long way.
Thank you for listening to this not so easy story…
Please share your comments in the comment section so we can dialog.
See you tomorrow for Part 10 of Prosperity Consciousness
“The voice of your soul is your inner guidance system – your intuition. Listen closely and it will tell you how to turn your highest potential into reality.”
Did you know that we have an Inner GPS? It is similar to the GPS in your car only ours is connected to our soul. I find comfort in that, knowing a higher part of myself is guidance me. Our Inner GPS has direct access to our Divine Blueprint, which we created before incarnating.
I have been cultivating my Inner GPS, which I call my Divine Inner Self, for 30 years. I discovered it the hard way! I was driving on the freeway one day at sunset and I was about 4 exits from the exit to my house. I heard a voice in my head that said, “Get off the freeway.” It didn’t make sense to me so I kept driving while I had a discussion in my head about why I shouldn’t get off the freeway. Again I heard ” Get of the freeway now!” with more urgency. I continued to talk to myself about what it was crazy to get off the freeway at that point.
Suddenly the truck in front of me swerved to the right and before I could stop my car slammed into the back of a car that had parked on the freeway. I was going 50 miles an hour. The back of the car exploded…(You can read this story and more in my book Empowered Health and Wellness: Awakening the Inner Physician.
I started paying attention to that other voice in my head after that!
I have made a practice of opening my journal, almost everyday and asking questions of my Divine Inner Self. The guidance I get is amazing and always accurate. It doesn’t placate me but tells it like it is. I know when it is speaking by the frequency and quality of its message.
We all have an inner GPS, also called Intuition, Divine Inner Self, Higher Self. No one is left out. The task is to learn how to listen to it. Before you can listen to it you have to be able to tell the difference between the chatter in your head and real contact with your Inner GPS. That takes time because there is so much noise going on inside of our heads and outside in the world.
Here are some simple ways to begin to play in the energy of your Inner GPS:
Your Inner GPS is a valuable tool in the quest for prosperity and you don’t have to have an accident to learn that you have it. There are things you can do to start working with it.
Here are a few things to practice as you cultivate a luminous, life-long relationship with your Inner GPS:
Start in the mundane moments. Don’t try to learn to work with your GPS during a major life crisis, after you haven’t consulted with it for years (or ever). Make your requests small at first. What should I eat for lunch today? What should I wear today? What should I do today for fun? And start to TRUST and HEED the answer that comes to you A little game I use to play to get acquainted with my Inner GPS was to try to figure out what the cars around me were going to do next. I would look at a car and wonder what it would do next. I might here “he will pull in behind you.” I would look in my mirror and find that yes indeed he was pulling in behind you. After doing this for a while I got to the point that I could feel what the car next to me, in front of me, or behind me was going to do. Now it is just second nature. I know what everyone is going to do when I am driving and it has saved me from many accidents.
Sit in silence daily. I recommend in the morning, before the noise of the day has a chance to rattle your inner world too much (and definitely before checking your phone or updating your Facebook status) meditate. Don’t ask to hear anything, just sit. Breathe. Be still and open to all of your senses. After this sacred time, notice what is floating up into your attention. When you can learn to quiet your mind you will begin to hear from your Inner GPS
Write in your journal. Your Inner GPS often comes out when we write. But the key is to send your Inner Critic off for a siesta first, and then to write without any censorship. For three, long-handed pages, write non-stop about anything and everything that comes to mind. This clears away the clutter and the static so the small whisper of wisdom can speak. This is also known as Morning Pages.
Create an Altar for your Inner GPS. Set up a sacred space in your home that is just for you and you Divine Inner Self. Find an image of a goddess archetype that really speaks to your Soul, and put her in the center of the altar. Add a candle, some flowers, a stick of incense specifically for prosperity. Tend to and beautify this daily. Here is where you will sit in silence, and with your journal. Lakshmi would be a good one for working with prosperity so would Ganesh the remover of obstacles and Lord of Success. If you are Christian you can used Jesus, angels, saints or what ever speaks to you.
Pray. Once you have done all of the above, request to open up the lines of communication more fully. Show your Divine Inner Self your deepest heart’s longings. Ask it to turn up the volume on its guidance. Request clear and recognizable signs. Let her know that you are available. You are listening. You are here. Again start small with questions about prosperity. “What is the best use of my money today”, ” how can I attract more money?”
Trust. This part of yourself speaks in delicate whispers, and it’s voice can easily get drowned by the voices of doubt and insecurity. As Mother Teresa said so eloquently, “In the silence of the heart, God speaks. Listening is the beginning of prayer.”
Most of all be persistent. Don’t give up. The more you work with this part of you the stronger it will get.
You want to develop a friendship with your Inner GPS. This is a friend you can trust, be honest with and follow. I have fired mine a couple of times but it just keeps coming back. In fact it never leaves. I have learned to live my life through this divine relationship with myself and you can too.
Can you see how this can be invaluable when you are creating prosperity? Can you see ways that it can help support your path to prosperity? Can you see how it can help you increase prosperity? Add your thoughts to the comment section of this blog. I would love to hear what you are thinking.
“What if, before you got out of bed and began your day, you took the time to ask yourself one simple question? “What is the greatest ideal of myself that I can be today?” If you were patient enough to wait for an answer, you would begin to think differently than if you just woke up and remembered yourself as the same person from the day before.”
Dr. Joe Dispenza.
HOW CAN YOU CREATE YOUR DAY?
Do you realize that our common thoughts create our day right from the moment we wake up in the morning? Some times we bring things with us from our dream state that might not be pleasant and if we don’t look at them and shift them they will carry through our day. Other times we are still thinking about something that happened the day before and that can be the thing that sets the tone for our day. There is a constant dialog going on in your mind all day long.
We have a choice about what our day will look like. From the mind-set of prosperity consciousness we can choose how our day unfolds by setting the tone before we get out of bed. We can essentially program that dialog that goes on all day. There are two ways to do that. One is actually deciding what you want your day to look like and the other, called segment intending, can change how your day is going during the day.
CREATE YOUR DAY
It can go something like this:
“When you rise in the morning, in that twilight time before you get out of bed, contemplate a statement that affirms the person you want to be. Here are some examples:
I am unconditionally loving and lovable…
I am prosperous beyond my needs and generous without limit…
I am intelligent and wise: all problems that come to me are solved quickly and easily…
I am a planetary healer: all that I turn my hand to brings perfect healing…
I am fully connected to all of life…
I am abundantly creative in every aspect of my life.
Let one of these affirmations, or one that you make up, be your first thought upon waking and your last thought of the day as you fall asleep. Speak it to yourself, feel it, dwell on its meaning, allow it to thrill and warm you. Then let Consciousness do its work all through the day. See how your affirmation will manifest as you go about your daily life.
In this way you co-create with the Universe who you want to be. And you spiritualize everything in your experience.” Dr. Joe Dispenze from “What the Bleep Do We Know?”
Isn’t it great to know that you can lay in bed and visualize how your day is going to go and have control of how it turns out?
Abraham-Hicks has another process that will help you set the tone of your day and also shift it throughout the day. It is called Segment Intending.
“Segment Intending is the process whereby you define the vibrational characteristics of the time segment you are moving into. It is a way of pre-paving your vibrational path, so to speak, for easier and more enjoyable travel.
If you are in a bad mood, meaning that there is considerable resistance in your vibrational frequency, then, because you do not have access to very different thoughts from where you currently are, you usually project that same vibrational expectation into the segment that you are moving into. For that reason, we encourage the application of Segment Intending when you are already feeling good. If you are feeling bad in this moment, try one of the other processes in order to improve your current mood and point of attraction. And then once you are feeling better, you could return to this powerful Segment Intending process.
This process will help you be more deliberate about focusing your thoughts. It will help you become more aware of where your thoughts currently are, and it will help you be able to more deliberately choose the thoughts that you offer. In time, it will feel very natural to you to stop for a moment upon entering a new segment and direct your own intent or expectation.
You enter a new segment anytime your intentions change: If you are washing dishes and the telephone rings, you enter a new segment. When you get into your vehicle, you enter a new segment. When another person walks into the room, you enter a new segment.
If you will take the time to get your thought of expectation started even before you are inside your new segment, you will be able to set the tone of the segment more specifically than if you walk into the segment and begin to observe it as it already is.
through Esther Hicks
WHY DOES THIS WORK?
It works because we as humans have a frontal lobe/cortex to our brain. This part of our brain carries out higher mental processes such as thinking, decision making, and planning. Because of the size of the human frontal lobe, you have the privilege of making thought more real than anything else.
When you close your eyes and block out the other stimuli from your external world, you can create a new image of yourself without distraction just by going within. When you are focused and pay attention, there comes a moment when your brain does not know the difference between what is real in the external world and what you imagine in your mind. It is a point where you can tell your brain anything and it will believe it.
In fact, the thoughts you are embracing will become just like a real life experience in your mind. The moment this occurs, your brain up-scales its hardware to reflect what you’re imaging and intentionally thinking about. Consequently when you change your mind, you change your brain, and when you change your brain, you change your mind.
The mind is like software in a computer. Our experiences create pathways and behaviors and responses come through those pathways based on that experience. What you are doing when you practice creating your day in a new and prosperous way you are creating new neuro-pathways. The more you practice the stronger they will become.
You might want to create a phrase or use the ones above and start experimenting with creating prosperity in your life the moment you wake up each day.
You can find other information on the web about Segment Intending and Creating your Day. Ramtha is another one who teaches Creating your day strategies.
“What you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Our imagination is a key component to creating prosperity and our mind is a powerful tool if we give it the right information. Our mind wants to create and it will create what you are thinking about most, whether it is something you want or something you don’t want. I say let’s create a fun, blissful story of living a prosperous life!
We want to create prosperity mentally first. It has been estimated that success may be as much as ninety-eight percent mental preparation and only two percent outer action. You have to prepare the groundwork for the Law of Attraction to work they way you want it too. You can see why it is important to give you mind the right information.
There are three basic ways to create your prosperity mentally:
WRITING A VISION STATEMENT FOR PROSPERITY
Creating a captivating vision of the life you want is one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams and bringing more prosperity to you. This vision statement will be like a compass to guide you to make the best decisions, and take the best actions that will help propel you toward your bigger and fuller life. A Vision Statement for prosperity will create a clearer path for your life. With out a statement of what you want, life pretty much “just happens” to you.
By acknowledging that we have a unique purpose on this planet you will be able to key into the perfect Vision Statement for Prosperity for you. So, how do you create your Vision Statement? I invite you to follow these simple steps and give it a try:
Pick a place that inspires you, and where you won’t be interrupted so you can tune in with yourself. It can be in your home or out in nature what ever feels inspiring to you. You might want to have a special journal or pretty paper that you will write your vision on. Make it special because it is!
Don’t play small – Make sure your Vision is big enough and interesting enough to really get you motivated and excited. Dream big and don’t hold back. Remember, your greatest vision for your life will always be outside of your comfort zone.
Use a Self-Reflective question – Ask yourself “What do I want to create in my life?” Based on your values, what motivates you? What would you like your life to look like? and then answer: “Why?”.
Write it as if it is happening in the present – The mind only deals with the present – the now. It is always creating from the present. You can start by stating “I am so happy and grateful now that _____” Fill in the blank with the things you desire to create.
Charge your Vision with emotion – make sure you use words that have power to move you to action. How will it feel when you have your desire fulfilled? How will your life be different?
Add details – Your Vision should have specifics of the results you want to achieve in your life and the feelings you want to experience. Don’t waste time and energy trying to make it perfect, just write it in a way that excites you. Write it as though you are inside of the experience and it is happening right now.
Put this statement somewhere where you will see it often so you can read it again and again and imagine that it is happening.
CREATING PROSPERITY MENTALLY BY PUTTING YOUR PROSPERITY VISION INTO PICTURES
Here is a vision board for prosperity that is on my wall right now
By now most of you have at least heard of vision boards if not made one yourself already. They were popularized by the movie The Secret. I am a great proponent of the movie The Secret, but I feel it fell short of truly showing what it takes to make the Law of Attraction work and has left in its wake many people who feel shame because they can’t make it work in their lives. What I want to give you in this 12 Part Series on Prosperity is some ideas of how to make it work and what it takes. It isn’t as easy as holding out your hand, saying OM and watching whatever you desire to appear like magic. It takes ground work.
You have written your Prosperity Vision Statement and now you are going to create an image of it. The picturing power of the mind turns your thinking from “I can’t have this” or “It will never happen to me” to hope and belief and your mind begins to accept that “It can happen to me” and “It will happen to me”, because we are showing it images of it “happening” to us. The more you work with your Vision Board the stronger that belief will become.
Because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions by creating a Vision Board for Prosperity. Once your emotions are engaged in creating prosperity the vibrations created by them will activate the energy that activates the Law of Attraction. “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and your Vision Board for Prosperity is just that.
You defined your dreams, so now it’s time to illustrate them visually.
How to create a vision board that depicts the future you wish to create.
Find pictures that represent or symbolize the experiences, feelings, and possessions you want to attract into your life, and place them in your board. Have fun with the process! Use photographs, magazine cutouts, pictures from the Internet–whatever inspires you. Be creative. At this point grab any picture that speaks to you and put it in a pile. Later you will choose the ones that speak the most powerfully about your vision.
Consider including a picture of yourself in your board. If you do, choose one that was taken in a happy moment. Some people get a small mirror and place in the middle of the board so when you are looking at your board you are always part of the picture. This is important because it will help your mind see you in the vision.
You will also want to post your affirmations, inspirational words, quotations, and thoughts here. Choose words and images that inspire you and make you feel good.
Use only the words and images that best represent your vision of prosperity, and words that inspire positive emotions in you. Remember that prosperity impacts mind, body, spiritual and mental components so thing about health, wellness, wealth, fun, joy and play when choosing your images. Keep it simple! There is beauty in simplicity and clarity. Too many images and too much information will be distracting and harder to focus on.
When you are finished find a place to hand your Vision Board for prosperity where you will see it often so you can look at it and program your mind as to what you want to create. It is important to remember this is a process and not to get discouraged if things don’t start to manifest immediately. For changes that will have far-reaching effects, it takes time for the pictured good to be absorbed by the subconscious, feeling nature. Remember you are re-programming your mind and that takes time. That is why it is important to create three different ways to create prosperity in your mind: writing, images and words. Each will touch a different part of your brain.
CREATING PROSPERITY MENTALLY THROUGH SPOKEN WORD
Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them!
“By first listing your desires and then picturing them, you create your good on the invisible plane. You gather the substance (“gold dust”) of the universe together on the invisible plane. But it is through the spoken word of prosperity that your words then move on the invisible substance, from it as definite results, and give it birth in the visible world.” Catherine Ponder
That is really powerful if you think about it! The ancients knew about the power of sound and when you speak your vision out loud you are creating with sound. You can work wonders in your life by affirming prosperity out loud for just five minutes a day. This could include reading your vision statement out loud as well as saying affirmations.
I would create just one powerful affirmation that you can copy and put around the house. Make it powerful by including the spirit of what you work with, such as God, Angels, you Divine Inner Self. What ever resonates as power for you. You want to create something you can believe in and that will allow you to trust the process. At first it might feel strange and that is okay. When creating your affirmation look at both your vision statement and your vision board and pull your affirmation from their. You can also add your affirmation at the end of your vision statement and put a copy of it on your board. This with strengthen its power.
Here is an example that I might use for myself:
I TRUST MYSELF, MY DIVINE INNER SELF AND THE UNIVERSAL SPIRIT OF PROSPERITY TO PROVIDE RICHLY FOR ME NOW.
Now it is important that you let go of attachment to how prosperity will look when it comes into your life and stay open to the element of surprise. The more you hold on to a particular outcome the more you close out all the possibilities and ones that might exceed your expectations. At this point TRUST is most important!
Thank you for coming on this journey of creating prosperity with me. I will see you in the next installment: Prosperity Consciousness Part 6 or 12
What people don’t understand is that the shadow holds the juice and magic and is the key to our authentic self. It should be embraced not feared!
In my post yesterday I talked about a personal issue that was in the way of my experience of prosperity. What I uncovered is what is known as a shadow aspect.
WHAT IS SHADOW?
Shadow is a word coined by Carl Jung the father of Jungian psychology.
In Jungian psychology, the shadow or shadow aspect refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego doesn’t identify in itself. It includes anything that is hidden that you are not fully conscious of. The shadow is seen by some as a negative thing because many people do not want to delve into that part of the self that is seemingly undesirable.
On one hand it can be things that you see as a weakness or wound that has been pushed out of view. On the other hand it can be positive traits that we can’t own, like the one I talked about. So the shadow according to Jung can include everything outside the light of consciousness, and may be positive or negative. “Everyone carries a shadow,” Jung wrote, “and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” It may be (in part) one’s link to more primitive animal instincts, which are superseded during early childhood by the conscious mind.
The shadow isn’t something evil: it is the container of all the stuff we threw out when we were growing up. It contains everything we couldn’t handle, everything we were told was wrong with us, everything we thought we could be, and how we translated all of this information. Many of the messages are conflicting so we have a hard time seeing them. It’s impossible to hold a positive and a negative thought about the same thing at the same time (cognitive dissonance) so we just send them off so we don’t have to deal with them at all.
An example of this would be “I like to smoke” and “smoking causes cancer”. You can’t hold both of those thoughts at once.
To complicate things even more, there is a personal shadow and a collective shadow, which is also known as the collective unconscious. The collective unconscious holds inbornunconsciouspsychicmaterialcommon tohumankind,accumulatedbytheexperienceofallpreceding generations as well as archetypes that define human behavior. That is a deeper layer of consciousness that you can explore at some point but for this blog I just want to look at the personal shadow.
I will give you an example though. Everyone has heard of the Great Depression and anyone who was born in the United States has ancestors who lived through it. I think it was a great turning point for lack consciousness to enter our psyche. Even though we didn’t live through it we are impacted by it through our ancestors and depending on how many generations away from it you are determines who much it will impact you.
Working on the shadow is one of the hardest things I have ever done. It is a gut wrenching activity. I have done it more times than I can remember in my 30 years of self exploration. Every time I have done it, I felt as if I were being torn apart or that I was imploding on myself. Each step was difficult and I urgently want to free myself from having to face my dark side by denying that the shadow element exists. Most of us will do what ever it takes not to do this work because we want to be comfortable. The truth is it is the hardest and most rewarding work you can do to become more conscious. A recent blog post will show you and example.
Shadow Work is the path of the Heart Warrior
BEGINNING THE WORK OF EXPLORING SHADOW
The first way to begin looking at shadow it to pick something that you have wanted to have in your life that you just can’t seem to manifest. This process will help you find the shadow that is keeping you from manifesting your desire.
Look at what triggers you in relationships. Pay close attention to where you feel jealous, angry, resentful or any other challenging emotion in relationship to the issue you chose. If you aren’t feeling triggered take a look at the qualities you really admire in others who have what you want to create. Who do you admire and why? What we love in others are often parts of ourselves that we project onto others. Take a discerning look and see what you can identify.
2. Meet the part of you that’s either triggered or projecting your light onto others. Get to know this part of you. Who is she/he? Some call the disowned aspects of ourselves our shadow and some call it our secret selves… (yes, we have many!) Give him/her a name, identity and get really clear on her personality.
3. Find out what she needs. After you’ve identified the part of you that represents the portion of your unconscious that you want to integrate, ask her what she needs. Listen deeply and hear what it is she’s craving. I find journaling very helpful for this work. You can actually have a dialog with this part of yourself.
4. Take action. Once you hear what the disowned aspect of yourself is asking for, take action and offer her/him exactly what they are craving. Set an intention that honors her. Write your intentions out affirmatively in the first person. Then read them out loud, allowing them to sink into both your conscious and unconscious!
5. Pay attention to your dreams. Often our dreams show us what our ego is resisting to see. For the next week, sleep with a pen and notebook beside your bed, and write your dreams upon waking up. What’s your unconscious trying to communicate?! You can even ask a question before you go to sleep. Something like ” What is keeping me from manifesting_____? ” Always say ” Let me remember my dream when I wake up.”
If you are willing to dig deep and discover the hidden parts of yourself you are on your way to experiencing prosperity beyond your current understanding.
Here are some other resources for doing Shadow work that you might find helpful:
Since I started this series on Monday, I have been doing a lot of reading about prosperity. This morning I was reading Catherine Ponders book “Opening the Mind to Prosperity” and she was talking about cleaning closets to make room for prosperity and gave some examples of what happened to people. I put the book down and went over to my closet, one I have wanted to clean but keep putting it off. I grabbed a box and opened it and this letter was in there. I completely forgot that I had received it from Doreen Virtue years ago!! Talk about manifesting prosperity in an instant! Here is the letter:
This letter is important to me on my path of prosperity for a couple of reasons. I have a tendency to minimize my gifts and my influence. What I am beginning to understand it that it is connected to something I heard as a child. “If you think good things about yourself you will get a big head” and what that meant to me was if I thought good of myself, people wouldn’t like me. They would think I was egotistical.
I still have a feeling that if people knew what my gifts were and what I was capable of creating it would create distance and I would lose relationships. I worry that I am somehow going to get into trouble for showing off, or having a big ego. I feel that if I openly value my gifts then people might not like me. This isn’t foremost in my mind at all but it gets in my way of being prosperous and it keeps me invisible so I can’t experience the prosperity that would spring out of sharing my gifts.
The second thing that is important about this letter is that I was acknowledged for who I am and by someone of influence. She was telling me in this letter that I was a gift to the world and because of what I said in the last paragraph, I couldn’t take it in. Instead I put the letter away in a box so I couldn’t see it along with another letter. One from Ron Mangravite talking about creating a workshop with me. It is another letter of acknowledgement from someone of influence and it’s in the same box. Think about that metaphor!
Reading this you might not think I am very evolved, which would not be true. I am sharing this because I believe it will be helpful for you to see a real example. I have done years of deep personal work and I still find things that are not serving me. This is just one of those deeply hidden nuggets that needs to be cleared out. It is not that I haven’t been aware of it but when you have it playing in the background on a loop it is easy to forget it is even running!!
( This is from Katie Gallanti’s post about the impact of the current energies on healers. lightworkers. “On a very practical healing level, these energies trigger deep releases of core unfinished stuff, some that we did not even know was still unfinished, because it was buried, in the depths that only great light would highlight and unearth. And some of the deeper releases are the most unconscious ones, material that is buried deep into the psychic shadow, alongside many karmic threads completing at once.”)
I know I have gifts that are unusual and powerful but I haven’t been able to own it because of a program from childhood.
We all have a place in our psyche that is coming from fear. For me it is somewhat convoluted because I want to be seen and acknowledged yet I am afraid to be seen and acknowledged because of what might happen if I am. This is one of those lack consciousness hypnotic loops I talked about in the last segment of this series. In this case it could be desire for success vs fear of success. This is what keeps me from letting prosperity in one area of my life!!
So the work that I need to do in order to open my mind to prosperity is clear out the garbage. Admitting the issue in this blog is very difficult for me to do but I feel it will take the charge away from this issue so it can be released.
What is keeping you from opening your mind to the flow of prosperity?
OPENING OUR MIND TO RECEIVE PROSPERITY
In order to live a prosperous life there are a couple of things we must do. One important step is cleansing or clearing the mind. Also known as purification. If you on a path of spiritual growth you are always clearing something out so that you can be more enlightened. We come into this world enlightened beings and we are put to sleep during our socialization process. It happens to everyone.
DE-CLUTTERING THE MIND
Clearing is an important step in creating prosperity. Clutter is anything that gets in the way of what matters most to you. It can certainly be material—unwanted trinkets and clothes that no longer fit—but clutter also can be spiritual, emotional, and psychological.
Clearing clutter from your mind and clearing clutter from your space will help you move closer to prosperity. You must get rid of what you do not want, to make room for what you do want. Clutter is low, stagnant, and confusing energy that constantly drains energy from you whether it is in your mind or in your home. Prosperity doesn’t flow easily into a mind that is cluttered, crowded, lacking in energy and filled with fear. All of the affirmations in the world won’t have an impact if you have a lack consciousness hypnotic loop playing in the back ground that you aren’t even aware of.
Feng Shui is the art of arranging your space to create flow and harmony and it can be useful to look at clutter through that lens for a moment. Your surroundings have a powerful effect on what you attract into your life. When the energy around you is blocked or unbalanced, your prosperity, health, and relationships can be adversely affected. Clutter is one of the biggest obstacles blocking this positive flow of good things into your life. This can be applied to the house as well as the mind.
DISCOVERING YOUR LACK CONSCIOUSNESS HYPNOTIC LOOP
Physical clutter is easy to identify, but mental, emotional and spiritual clutter can be more difficult, so start by getting rid of somethings you don’t need. That might open a space for you to see what is in the way, like finding my letter did for me.
Now sit in silence, close your eyes and try to clear your mind. As thoughts pour in that distract you from being in your center, pause and write them on a piece of paper. Repeat the process until all of those invasive thoughts are on paper and your mind finally feels quiet. Now ask to connect with your divine inner guidance. Ask your divine inner guidance what clutter is getting you your way. On the back of the same paper start writing the words that come to your mind. That information is coming from your inner guidance and not from your mind.
Take a look first at the paper that you used to clear your mind while you were trying to get focused. Is there a theme? See if it relates in any way to the divine inner guidance you got.
Now ask your divine inner guidance and your guardian angel to remove those thoughts that are getting in your way of manifesting prosperity. Watch your thoughts over the next few days and if intrusive negative thinking pops in just acknowledge it and let it flow through and out of your mind. Awareness is the first step to change. Once you are aware of something you can’t go backwards because you will see it every time it pops up.
Take this list that you created out of your question about what is getting in your way of prosperity and below your last entry write: BE THOU DISSOLVED!
Opening to inner guidance takes practice. It is a tool that I use every day, and might be a practice you want to begin in your life.
I will see you tomorrow in Part 4 of Prosperity Consciousness. Thank you for following along.