The Source of Your Prosperity
I’ll bet you think that you’re money comes from the company that pays you a salary or the clients that pay your consulting fees?
But you would be wrong about that. Your money and abundance of all kinds comes from The Universe—the unlimited Source of all things. This is a very important fact to remember. Because just as assuredly as The Source can create what you now have, it can create more!
It can also create less if you are greedy, sloppy with your money, unhappy about your life in general, mistrustful of the Universe, ungrateful, or filled with fear.
So let’s look at this unlimited source of income. How does it create prosperity? It transforms positive intentional energy into the form of currency that we use as exchange in our world today—money! Energy is limitless, so the prospect of more wealth is limitless.
Even if you are living on a fixed income today, this doesn’t mean that that is all there is. Using your inspiration and your creativity, you can find other ways to bring in more, stretch what you have, change what you are currently doing and open the door for something else.
And then there is the occasional surprise! An unexpected tax return or gift from a friend. A mistake in your favor by the bank. A medical reimbursement check. A leap in your mutual funds. An investment that’s matured. A back child support payment. Someone wants to buy something you created and just hung on your wall. A girlfriend buys you a plane ticket to visit her in another city. Someone hands you a coupon in the store that they cannot use.
So if you would like to optimize your possibilities of attracting more abundance, here are certain keys to keeping the wellspring flowing
Remember and Revere the True Source of Your Wealth—When you are pitching an account, or having a conflict with the executives in your company, remember that it is not they who are the source of your income. Always remember and revere the TRUE Source of your money and this will serve you well. It releases your beholden-ness to anyone but the Universe. This allows you to make wise decisions and not decisions based on fear. And it keeps you in a proper state of gratitude and awe at the amazing Source that grants you the means to enjoy your life more fully!
Did you know that being an optimist is not only good for your ability to manifest positive experiences, but it’s actually good for your health? A recent article in Parade Magazine pointed out that researchers tracking 100,000 women over eight years concluded that optimists had a 16% lower risk of heart attacks. A study by the Mayo Clinic looked at 800 patients over 30 years and observed that pessimists had a 19% higher risk of early death!
Minding Your Masterminding
If you feel alone in your personal or business life and you really would like to have a support group of like-minded people, trying putting together a Mastermind group. Even better if they are Conscious Creators, individuals who understand the power of personal empowerment, self-determination and self-responsibility. Look around your social and professional circles for people whom you trust and for whom you have regard. Don’t be intimated if your prospective mastermind partners are folks with more experience than you, or you perceive as more successful. Those are just the kind of people with whom you want to join, people who can provide guidance and help you advance. You’re looking for compassionate individuals who are willing to share what they’ve learned and are team players, they like to support others. The goal of the group is to provide support, guidance and information for each other. If everyone is on the same page, it should be a synergistic process—every person grows and benefits from the process and the group evolves as well. You can discuss your personal struggles, your business challenges or your spiritual evolution—whichever format the group decides upon. Start your group off with a positive visualization of what you want it to be!
FEAR, The Siren Call to Change
When most people think of FEAR, they conjure pictures of screaming women in slasher movies, horrible mindless villains, or heroes chased by zombies. But as we approach Halloween, it is a particularly opportune time to remember that FEAR is much more real for most of us as an insidious virus that our minds and emotions create to stop us from moving forward.
FEAR is the mind/ego’s way of saying “I’m not going there! I like being right where I am. I’m familiar with my current state. If I plunk myself right down here, nothing can hurt me because I already know this territory. I’m not worthy and if I stretch myself, I might get rejected.”
FEAR is not willing to venture into the unknown, not willing to take risk, not willing to accept and adjust to change. FEAR is about ignoring imperatives to change, putting one’s head in the sand and expecting the problem to go away, allowing others to control your life because you may not have the courage or confidence to control your own. And FEAR always leaves your life messy, miserable and myopic (limited in scope.)
You may not even be aware of the grip FEAR has over you. And even if you are, you sometimes feel powerless to change because of past tightly-held beliefs.
But FEAR can be your ally. If you feel it, it is a siren call to change!
When you bump up against FEAR, you know you are called to move forward, be bolder, take a well calculated risk, flow with the change imposed on you, make the course correction you’ve been resisting, cross the seemingly impenetrable barrier, strike out on your own, act in your own self-interest, or reach for freedom!
So what can you do when FEAR is at your door to move beyond it to something better?
Happiness is a clear mind. A clear and sane mind knows how to live, how to work, what emails to send, what phone calls to make, and what to do to create what it wants without fear.
by Byron Katie, "Loving What Is"
Anticipation can be overrated. Living in the present we're able to do anything we plan to do. We're ready for today, and we're able to take on whatever is presented to us in the moment. We may anticipate or dread the future. But, we can never know what it will feel like and be like. Just taking one step at a time we can do just about anything, Just keep dreaming and stepping and soon you will be there, You'll be wiser and stronger and in a new place.
by Deepak Chopra, "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success"
Mastering Life’s Energies: Simple Steps to a Luminous Life at Work and Play by Maria Nemeth, PhD
This book is dedicated to making you feel alive and vibrant all of the time—not just occasionally!. This book demonstrates how to employ all the energies within our lives—physical vitality, creativity, time, money, enjoyment and relationship—to realize our goals and dreams—and even more important to live a luminous life, filled with possibility, promise, prosperity, presence and passion. This practical book provides specific methods to wake up and fully become ourselves, the spiritually awakened, yet grounded person who lives in a state of constant luminosity. I loved this book! One of the most powerful, helpful and practical books—especially for dealing with the elimination of fear. I highly recommend it.
Are you a handball, a basketball or a beach ball? When life knocks you down, can you bounce back like any of these? When you “take a hit,” think of yourself as your favorite type of rubber ball and will yourself to bounce back! Smile when you think of yourself bouncing around like something in a Wiley Coyote cartoon! You have the strength and the resiliency! Happy bouncing!