A curious thing happened to me last night that got me thinking about manifestation.I have had similar experiences before.
When I was getting ready to go to sleep I was listening to music. My phone kept sending me messages that people where liking things on my Etsy site. I thought , “Yay, I am getting momentum!” A couple more notifications came and I actually said out loud to my cats, “Wouldn’t it be fun to hear a ‘Cha ching’”, the sound you hear when someone makes a purchase. It was a matter of seconds and I hear “ChaChing!” Someone had made a purchase.
It got me curious. My sense of playfulness and lack of attachment caused the instant manifestation. How could I make it that easy with the other things that I want to manifest. Ah, to be in that place of the child, where life is a playground, where I am just a curious, playful kid exploring, with no attachments and things that I want just pop into my reality.
I think these small manifestations show us that we can manifest the bigger things if we get into that same space. That is what alignment is, right?
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.
The Strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is indeed self-esteem/self-confidence. Couple self-esteem with the right thoughts, feelings and actions and you have a winning combination! Self esteem is the knowing ones preciousness.
You have to have self-confidence to create prosperity. You have to trust in your self and believe that you deserve to live a prosperous and fulfilled life.
The most important secret about self-esteem and self-confidence is, you already have it. We are born confident and you can see that if you view the actions and reactions of children, before they become filled with the fears, phobias and inhibitions of thought that come through socialization. Children have the delightful habit of confidently saying and doing whatever they feel led to say or do, to who ever they feel like saying it to. They don’t censor themselves. The are authentic!
What does Self Esteem have to do with prosperity consciousness? It has a lot to do with it!
Self-esteem refers to how you think and feel about yourself which can be positive, negative or a mix of the two. The more positive the thoughts and feelings are, the higher your self-esteem will be and conversely the more negative the thoughts and feelings are, the lower your self-esteem will become. Self- esteem develops and comes from within yourself, but it is influenced by messages that you receive about yourself from:
Your self-esteem is higher if you and the other members of your family talk, support and spend time with one another.
Your self-esteem is influenced by whether your friends support and respect you. You should not, however, base your self-esteem on what your friends think.
When teachers encourage you to be proud of your work, take challenges, and develop some of the skills to a finer point, it makes you feel good and causes you to have higher self-esteem.
Playing sports, or working on a school newspaper or yearbook helps you to learn new skills, try new things, and enjoy success, all of which raise your self-esteem. You get an A on a test in school, you are a star, if you get a C or D you are average or below. Children leave their school years believing they are smart or not so smart depending on their experience.
Hobbies, clubs, dating, parties, and other social activities affect your self-esteem and help you to identify what kind of friends you like, your interests, and your goals.
How women are portrayed on TV and in the media can affect how you see yourself. Women are often portrayed as unusually thin, extremely beautiful and flawless.
You should not compare yourself to these unreasonable images because that will cause you to have low self-esteem.
Instead, if you set more realistic standards for yourself you may have higher self-esteem. The images of skinny women won’t affect you since you know that they are both unreasonable and unhealthy and since you are happy with yourself.
Women have been influenced negatively by the media for 75 years and many women struggle with their self-image because of it.
With all of these influences starting when we are little children and as we grow into adulthood it’s no wonder people have issues with self-esteem. We live in duality which means things are either black or white, and we learn how to navigate the world by comparing ourselves and our experiences to those around us. Society puts different values on experiences so we learn that some are good and some are not so good. If we are having a good experience, we are okay in the eyes of the world. If we are having a bad experience, we are not okay. As you can see that comparison starts very early and they are very strong. We are either good enough or we are not.
No one is evaluated on just the fact that they exist. No, we have to prove that we have value. We are not seen as unique, individuals but are pushed to fit in and be like one another. We also learn very early that there isn’t enough to go around and only certain people are successful and we have to fight for what we have.
SELF ESTEEM AND PROSPERITY
So if prosperity consciousness is the belief we can live a life of prosperity and that we deserve it, poverty/lake consciousness is the belief that there isn’t enough to go around and that we’re not one of the smart ones, lucky ones or deserving ones. Too many of us secretly believe that there is not enough of what we desire in the world ,whether it is love or money or freedom or health.
Our outlook and attitude on life in general plays a huge part in how happy we are in life and how successful we become. Someone who thinks positively about everything will be more relaxed, calm and smile more than someone who is always looking on the bad side, who lets stress get to them and who constantly wear a frown, creating a vibration that either attracts prosperity or repels it.
THREE KEYS THAT WORK TOGETHER
In order to understand, develop and employ prosperity consciousness we must have high self-esteem and be in alignment with three things, our thoughts, our feeling and our actions. None of the three is more important than the others. All three must be firing in alignment, similar to a well oil machine.When this synchronization is achieved success/prosperity on all levels becomes effortless. Without this synergy we face only struggle, frustration and self-sabotage.
Let’s look at each individual component and see how we can unify these powers to begin attracting unlimited prosperity.
In the sequence that triggers prosperity consciousness, thoughts begin the process. What we think about is what we create because thoughts become things. If our self-esteem is low we are more likely to think about what we don’t have or what isn’t working. When we start to think about things we desire from a negative mindset we trigger a sort of poverty consciousness hypnosis. We begin with a thought about something we want, that leads to examples where something is not happening, which in turn leads us to start to wonder if it every will. From there we think that it has never happened before so why would it now. Now we are in a place where our thoughts will create exactly what we don’t want and reinforce our belief in lack. It is a hypnotic loop that causes your mind to spin around in circles. Nothing good can be created out of that space.
On the other hand, prosperity consciousness breeds self-confidence. We have an inner knowing that there is enough for everyone and that what you desire you deserve. If our self-esteem is high we will believe without a shadow of a doubt that what we think about and desire will become part of our reality. We can imagine exactly what it will look like and how it will feel to have it. When we create from that space we can’t fail.
So the first key component is our thoughts.
Because our thoughts trigger key number 2… our feelings.
An important part of feeling prosperous is exactly that – a feeling. Your feelings create a vibration that the universe will respond to. The Universe doesn’t care if it is positive or negative it will generate what you are thinking and feeling and bring it into reality. Paying attention to creating the feeling of prosperity when you think about those things you want to create in your life. A lot depends on your state of mind and what you believe to be true regarding prosperity.
If you could somehow train your body to feel joy, bliss and happiness every time you thought about prosperity you would become a magnet to for prosperity. Conversely every time you allow a feeling of fear, anxiety or other negative feelings to become associate with prosperity you instantly interrupt the flow of prosperity to you. And the stronger those feelings are, the faster you attract those negative situations you fear.
That is precisely why it is of major importance to guard our thoughts. Thoughts are the triggering device for feelings. First the thought, then a corresponding feeling. We act according to what we feel.
Actions are the connecting link between our inner world, our thoughts and feelings, and our outer world. Actions solidify and make concrete what we are thinking and feeling. It unifies the three together to create a cohesive power that attracts prosperity. When you act and respond out of feelings of lack you will do desperate things to “make something happen”. From that state you are not in flow with the Universe and you will attract things that are a reflection of lack consciousness, such as more dis-ease, less money, less freedom. If you act out of confidence and trust you will be guided from within to do exactly what it takes to bring prosperity to you.
Until you accept the fact that the universe is abundant and that you are worthy and deserving of good things, you will continue to fight against your own mind because your mind will always bring you back to a lack mentality.
Accept abundance as the supreme law of the universe, continue to build your self-esteem and synchronize your thoughts, feelings and actions with prosperity consciousness and you will see more and more prosperity pour into your life.
MAGIC BEGINS FROM A PLACE OF CONFIDENCE AND TRUST…
In January of this year instead of setting intentions or writing goals I was given 4 words to work with. One of those words is Prosperity. Most of us think of money when we think of prosperity but it is an energy that permeates all of your life and if you just think about it in terms of money and not as an influence in your life, it will impact money. I say that because in order for prosperity to flow in the money quadrant it must flow in the other ones as well.
I am going to use the next 11 blogs to go into a deeper understanding of prosperity for myself. You are welcome to come along.
: the condition of being successful or thriving; especially: economic well-being
By definition prosperity is the condition of being well and of being successful so to me that means in all areas of your life.
“You can open your mind to prosperity when you realize the true definition of the word: You are prosperous to the degree that you are experiencing peace, health and plenty in your world.” Catherine Ponder
I pride myself in being an open-minded, expansive thinker and focused on abundance so when I read the following quote I was thrown off guard:
“You can’t tell me you have prosperity mindset and then tell me that you don’t have the abundance and wealth you desire in your life. If you don’t already have what you desire then you have poverty mindset. Simple” Sandy Foster
Let that sink in for a minute or two….
Poverty Consciousness and Lack Consciousness are one in the same.
I thought about it and decided to be brutally honest and what popped into my mind was this question: I am in poverty consciousness when I ________?
It might be hard at first to fill in the blank so I will share my list with you.
I am in Poverty Consciousness:
When I am upset about not having a partner
When I think I can’t eat certain foods because of how my body might respond
When I think I am allergic to certain foods
When I think I am anything but beautiful and perfect as I am
When I judge other people or myself
When I am not happy with what I have already accomplished
When I doubt myself
When I compare myself to other people/what other people are accomplishing
When I over eat
When I think I need more
When I feel like people don’t see who I am or don’t appreciate me
When I am in resistance
That is the short list!
If you were to sit down and answer this question: I am in poverty consciousness when________? what would your list look like.
In 1928 Napoleon Hill coined a phrase that became the central focus around the success of his world-famous book, “Think and grow rich.” The phrase he coined was “prosperity consciousness.”
Nearly 80 years after this new awareness was unleashed on the world, many are still not clear as to the specific meaning of this simple concept. Simply stated we are either in lack consciousness or we are in prosperity consciousness and it goes way beyond how much money we have.
“Prosperity consciousness is a state of BEing in which my thoughts, words, actions and feelings reflect an attitude of joyful gratitude for all that I have been blessed with, and fearless trust that all my future needs and desires will be given me, simply because I exist.”
The current economy stinks! I lost my job in this current economy so when I say it stinks I am speaking from personal experience! I can also tell you that even though I found a job right away it has taken me over a year to recover financially. I took a job that required me to build a case load and it took me 5 months to get back to the level of pay that I had lost. That amount of time can take a toll on your financial situation. My mortgage payment was late for the first time in 10 years and when I say late I was two months behind. My credit is now trashed because I couldn’t keep current and I was one of the lucky ones.
We all realize now that the recession we are in globally is the biggest one we’ve had since the great depression in the 1929. What we don’t know is this will be a much bigger recession than the great depression. That one was so bad that my grandfather committed suicide and my parents never lost the poverty mentality that the recession created. Do we really need to keep learning the same lesson?
For millenium someone other than us has been in control of the money in this country, some think it is the federal government, some say it is a global cartel, some say it is the banks and others say insurance companies. It doesn’t really matter who it is, what matters is that it isn’t us and it should be! Some people work their asses off for 50 years and never see half of what they earned. That should be against the law but instead, it is the law! We have become slaves to security and in reality nothing is ever secure, things are always changing.
Albert Einstein said “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”, yet we keep doing the same thing. We got to school, go to college to get a good job so we can have job security. That has been the mantra for at least 100 years. There was a time when you could retire at 65 and get Social Security and live a somewhat comfortable life, but these days your social security check won’t stretch to the end of the month. It looks a little different now in that we go to school, go to college, pay for our student loans for the next 10 years, get a job, work long hours, miss time with our families, don’t take vacations and when we retire we have little to show for it. Einstein also said ” The definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
It is time to find another way to get the desired results.
I wish I could convince everyone, and I mean everyone, of the importance of having a stream of residual income. We will turn flip the economy and change it for ever if everyone created a source of residual income! I would have been in big trouble last year when I lost my job if I wouldn’t have had a residual income business. We need to become a nation of entrepreneurs, like people were in the past.
One way that works for me is network marketing. Network marketing is a place where you can have your own business and yet be part of something bigger than you as an individual. My experience in the company that I am in is that it is like one big family. I know that sounds cliche but it’s true. If you are a distributor in this company you get support from everyone, not just people in your organization.
Network marketing is the best way to turn your finances around quickly. Like I said, my first goal was to make enough money to cover my mortgage payment. When I was working on recovering from losing my job that was paramount to my recovery. I am now making more through my business than what I am making at my part time job and within a few months that will double. I won’t need a part time job any longer and will be on the road to financial freedom, where I am in control of my money and how much I can make and where there are no limits on what I can make.
I am a big fan of Networking Times and I subscribe to their monthly journal. Here is a quote from Matt Parr that says it better than I can:
” We believe that as people come on board in network marketing, they’re looking for a place where they can be part of something bigger than themselves, and they are looking for something that’s going to turn their finances around. I believe we’re about to embark upon the greatest times we have ever seen for network marketing. Thanks to increased positive media attention, we are on the brink of a huge shift in the minds of the public. People who wouldn’t even have considered network marketing in the past are now seeing this as an ingenious business model.”
What an ingenious business model it is. It is free enterprise at it’s best and it is a profession that anybody can participate in no matter what education or culture you come from. It is about the freedom to build a business of your own, to call your own shots, to make as much money as you wish and to create the life of your dreams.
The shift in consciousness on the planet right now is about developing communities of support, reducing waste, living greener and eating healthy ,creating wellness and living the life of our dreams. The network marketing model fits right into that SHIFT because most of the products are cutting edge products that support the new consciousness and by its very nature it supports the development of community. I predict that some day we won’t be running to Wal-Mart or Target to make our next purchase but will be calling someone we know to purchase from them.