Monday, September 22, 2014

How to Have the Abundant Life That is Your Birthright

Eric Butterworth, A popular Unity minister and author once said, "Prosperity is not just having things. It is the consciousness that attracts the things. Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just having money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things." 
     Prosperity.  We all want it.  What is it?  Many people have different definitions. For one person, it may be having the freedom and time to do what they love.   For someone else it might mean having material possessions such as a car, or a house, or a lot of money. For another, it may mean having many people in their life who are spiritually evolved.  It doesn’t matter what your definition is.  The important thing to ask yourself is, “Does my life contain all the elements of prosperity according to my definition of Prosperity?”  If it does, congratulations!  You are a prosperity master.  If it doesn’t, that’s okay.  You just have more work to do, which will cause you to grow and prosper.  So either way you win.
     Just like the quote at the beginning says, our abundance and prosperity is a result of the thoughts and feelings we have about life.  Form follows thought.  Think of everything we have in the world – cars, roads, buildings, cities, amusement parks.  All of these things were first a thought in someone’s mind with an underlying passion and motivation for creating it.  Sounds simple? It is.  Easy? If it was, we wouldn't be able to appreciate it.  We manifest things all the time using thoughts and feelings without even realizing it.  Manifestation is a process of bringing ideas, concepts, visions and dreams from our inner world into the outer world, to experience them with our physical senses.  By thinking new thoughts about prosperity, new realities are created about prosperity.  We are the source of our riches, not a job, money, a spouse or parents or anything or anyone outside of us.  By linking with the unlimited abundance of your higher self, by opening your connection to the higher forces (Source, God or whatever you call it), and by radiating the higher qualities of inner peace, joy, love, and aliveness, abundance will be yours.  It’s the Law of the Universe.  
     Another aspect of abundance is devotion to a personal life purpose. These people who are committed to a life purpose embody an abundant heart that naturally results in abundance and prosperity and easily attracts resources, people and situations to fulfill their purpose.  Where we focus our energy, time, talents and skills in doing what we love, we get rewarded.   Wayne Dyer, a popular inspirational author and speaker says, "There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen."
     Focus on your purpose like a laser point of light.  Write it down as a daily reminder.  Take the actions you are guided to take.  The gifts may not always look the way you expect them to, but they will always be for our highest good and what we need at the time. 
     The final aspect of abundance is gratitude.  Gratitude is the greatest prayer we can ever offer our Creator.  Inspiration is the greatest meditation we can ever receive from our Creator.  Prosperous people who experience abundance know the importance of being thankful for everything in their life.  When you focus your attention on the blessings in your life even if you don’t think you have any, your blessings will multiply. Be grateful for your life right now in this moment.

I would like you to understand that by asking the right questions you can increase your abundance and prosperity.  Here are a few to ask yourself:

What lights me up and inspires me? 
What am I good at? 
What gives me the most significance and meaning? 
What are the actions I can take toward fulfilling my purpose today? 
How can I major in what I love, minor in what I need to, let others worry about what I should do, delegate what I have to, and dump what is not necessary? 

Now, as you take a closer look at these questions and ponder them, you will find yourself starting to experience new thoughts and feelings, which will lead to new actions, more positive directions, more fulfillment, and you will be rewarded abundantly beyond your wildest dreams.  If you have a hard time answering these questions, there may be underlying past issues preventing you from experiencing the joy and abundance that is your birthright.  Get the help you need to get to the root of what is blocking abundance.  Feel free to contact me and I can discuss further how to help you live the life you were meant to live, free from past pains, hurts and trauma.

Blessings and prosperity always,