“There is no absence of God in the Universe, and there is no shortage in God. The only lack in life is the thought of lack. You are always as rich as you think you are, and the only poverty is of the Spirit.” – Eric Butterworth
In this third post on this theme, we are continuing to explore the idea of consciousness through the lens that prosperity is our inheritance and birthright as a child of the creator.
Every one of us has power that is infinite by virtue of our connection to the Infinite. With that being said, as co-creators with God, this Divine Presence can do no more for you than It can do through you.
The question becomes, how does our state of mind contribute to our experience of prosperity or poverty. So, let me ask you:
Could you use more prosperity?
How about more power at work? Or more power to have deeper, more loving relationships?
What about more confidence, more energy, more money, and more fun?
Iyanla Vanzant, author, offers this insight, “At the highest spiritual level, you are made in the image and the likeness of the creator—whatever you call that creator—the source of life, the source of all things. You are one with that source….with the same inherent light and the ability to create. This is your birthright. You were born with power. No one can take it away.”
If you are anything like me, you may have to remind yourself time and again that, It’s up to you to learn how to give intelligent direction to the creative power that is moving through and within you right now.
As Vishen Lakhiani, powerfully reminds us in his new book, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, “The overriding factor that will contribute most to anyone’s success, is our attitude and our thoughts about wealth, abundance, and money.”
However, before we dive deeper into our theme and the rest of my personal story, please indulge me as I share my ….
I am about six weeks post surgery, and my recovery is coming along remarkably well. At this point in time I am feeling better— meaning experiencing less pain and more energy—than I have in the past 40+ years.
I am so grateful for all the prayers and angels who have supported me getting through three surgeries in the past 13 months. I jokingly call myself the bionic woman, but the truth is, I feel like my life has been extended at least another 10 years when I’ll be close to 100 years young.
Unless the Universe has other plans for me, I intend to still be coaching and blogging. My desire is to continue serving humanity and making a difference in the lives of people from the consciousness of more love, harmony, and peace.
THANK YOU AND NOW BACK TO OUR THEME………….. THE POWER OF PROSPERITY CONSCIOUSNESS:
In scripture we find Jesus offering this advice on reducing your experience of stress, worry and anxiety, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink – your Father knows that you need these things. Instead strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.” Luke 12: 22-31
Nature and Abundance
Jesus used the ravens and flowers to illustrate that abundance is a natural part of creation. He pointed out that the birds neither
sow nor reap, yet God feeds them. He also used the example of the lilies to illustrate that they neither toil nor spin, yet God clothes them.
However, Jesus was not saying be lazy and do nothing. Rather, he was saying that what is natural in nature, is natural for us as divine children of God.
The difference is we have a choice. You can choose the path of struggle, worry and anxiety or the path of inner peace, ease and grace.
If you accept, according to the Law of Attraction that you experience what you focus on, then you understand that you are at choice.
Something to Think About
Think about it….. RIGHT NOW! Take a moment and think about the stars, can you count them?
Think about a sandy beach, can you count the grains of sand?
Think about an apple. You can count the seeds in an apple, but can you count the apples in a seed?
Our experiences in life are designed to give us the ability to grow in our awareness of our Divine Source. Our choices then, are about supporting the natural unfolding of that power.
Prosperity Practices continued
Meanwhile, here are 7 additional practices offered to support you in your journey of developing/cultivating/enhancing your consciousness of prosperity:
- Practice 5. Consciously Incorporate Positive Affirmations and Declarations.
Nature abhors a vaccum, therefore, as you release what is no longer working for you, fill that inner vaccum with positive affirmations and declarations.
- Practice 6. Forgive Others and Yourself. Forgiveness is essentially part of the letting go process. When you carry grievances and grudges you are poisoning yourself. Forgiveness is for your peace of mind and well-being.
- Practice 7. Become a Deep Giver. Give what you think is being withheld from you (love, friendship, appreciation, smile, money, etc). The universe operates on an in- flow and an energetic out-flow. The more you give, the more you receive.
- Practice 8. Cultivate an Attitude of Surrender. Surrender to the idea that everything you experience is for your growth and part of your spiritual journey, even when it is disguised as a challenge. Trust that the Universe conspires for your good.
Remember Nelson Mandela’s quote, “I never lose. I either win or I learn.”
- Practice 9. Be Grateful. Take a deep breath, and daily
write ten things in your life that are good.
- Practice 10. PUT GOD FIRST. Experiment. Commit to consistently doing these practices for 30 days, See what happens.
- Practice 11. Become the Change You Want to See. Use the above powerful practices from the intention of becoming who you have come here to be.
Consider this saying by Robert Holden, author of Shift Happens. He writes, “It is because the world is so full of war, that your peace of mind is a gift. It is because the world is in such despair, that your hope and optimism is a gift. It is because the world is so afraid, that your love is a gift.”
Prove to yourself whether or not these powerful practices shift you into a deeper awareness of the Divine Presence within and a more expansive realization of true prosperity consciousness.
Now let’s move on to the last segment of the….
Lessons Learned Vignette
Along with familiar biblical examples, this visiting minister shared his personal story of a dark period in his life of discouragement and depression. What impressed me about his story was how he chose to be present to this dark experience. In other words, without trying to resist or fight to overcome it, he surrendered to it.
It was my introduction to a new way of thinking about how to respond to challenges.
Insight #1: “What you resist, persist.”
Insight #2: “What you fight, you incite and invite as your experience.”
Instead of trying to make things happen, it’s more about allowing God/Spirit/Source/Divine intelligence work through you Yes, I know, it is now a common understanding via the Law of Attraction, that what we give energy to, expands. However, at that time, it was a revolutionary insight and healing for my soul.
My Transformed Focus
Woohoo! I felt like he was speaking directly to me. I walked out of that service with renewed hope and an entirely different perspective of our situation.
I now accepted our situation as a part of the spiritual journey. With this different perspective and with consistent, dedicated spiritual practices of letting go of worry, anxiety and fear, I began freeing myself. The heavy burden of shame and humiliation that had held my head mired under the label “failure” began to lift.
I stopped defining myself as a failure. My unrelenting focus on our losses began to dissipate as I shifted my attention to the gain and gift our situation offered.
This realization was life giving. We became comfortable with the discomfort of not knowing how how needs would be met. It became an adventure of observing the means, methods that Spirit used to meet all of our needs in ways we couldn’t have imagined.
Remember our intention and desire to serve full-time in the ministry? Well that is exactly what unfolded for us. Only more powerfully and expansively than we had envisioned. Under the mentoring, support and guidance of the Unity ministry and transformative teachings, we were reenergized, revitalized and reinvented in our ability to serve many churches.
We felt abundantly prospered. Jesus’ proclamation that he came to give us life more abundantly is a promise that you can embrace and experience in and through every area of your life. Try it, you might like it!
If you know of someone who desires more peace, calm and abundance consciousness in their life, do them a favor and share this post with them.
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