Too many of us give up when we are frustrated and give in when we can’t pay our bills. I believe that prosperity is possible for anyone who imagines it, dreams it, focuses on it, and refuses to think about lack. For those who concentrate on what they ‘have,’ and not what they ‘don’t have,’ who appreciate all material gains, no matter how small, who see their cup half full instead of half empty, there are riches galore. No matter what ‘bad news’ is broadcast to us, we each have the power to change our own circumstances right here and right now!”
Carrying these thoughts further, I’m aware that the most difficult thing about establishing a new belief system is that it’s hard to put out of our minds “what is.” For example, some people might be in debt. Others may struggle to pay all their bills or know that they need repairs on their houses or cars that they can’t afford. Some individuals have lost their jobs and can’t presently support their families. When these circumstances are so apparent, how does one come to believe that just the opposite can be possible?
The answer, to me, lies in cultivating patience, developing faith in the promise of abundance from the Divine Spirit of which we are all a part, and nurturing thoughts that make us feel good. It doesn’t happen overnight, but little by little, with continued effort and perseverance, the human mind can change absolutely any situation. Paying attention to the following points will ultimately ensure a more prosperous, flourishing, comfortable existence for anyone, at any time, anywhere.
*Watch your thoughts every day.
When you are feeling troubled or unhappy, ask yourself where your mind is focused. Often it will be centered on what you see happening with your finances, your job, your bills or the like. See if you can come up with a better-feeling thought. For example, you may be looking at your unpaid bills, and thinking, “I don’t know how I’m going to pay these bills,” or “I’ll never find a job,” or ” I’m just going to drown in this debt,” etc. As quickly as you can, negate this thought by saying to yourself, “erase,” or “not going there,” or “cancel, cancel.” Then pretend to be confident in your money-earning ability and substitute a thought like, “This is just temporary. I am finding a way to bring in the money I need!” Repeat this thought several times until you feel better and then focus on another activity.
Focus energy every day on what you want to see happen. Dream up scenarios in which you have everything you need and desire. See yourself there. Write these scenarios down. Draw pictures of these circumstances. Envision how you would feel if this were true. There is no dream too big to imagine. Day by day, you will move closer and closer to this reality through the focused effort of your mind.
*Pay attention to what you do have, with gratitude.
No matter what it is, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant it is, look hard, with appreciation, at what you possess, whether it be money, love, friendship, your toothbrush, your morning cereal, your bed, your family, or whatever you can whip up. Thinking about what has already come to you in life, brings more to you.
*Accept the now.
When you find your mind centered on “what is right now,” be easy with it. Accept it. Allow it. Just because you aren’t where you want to be in this moment, doesn’t mean that you’ve failed or that you aren’t worthwhile. Neither are you hopeless or ineffective. You are merely “human.” And wanting something better (or more) is natural to any human being. Let yourself be, and be kind to yourself. You’re learning through this process, and you’re moving toward greater abundance, one step at a time.
*Refuse to worry!
Say no to any voice within you that is concerned about your future. If worry has captured your attention, the energetic vibration of your mind will go forth into this universe attracting the same vibration to it. This means that worry attracts worry and more of the same anxiety-filled situations. When you are feeing worried, think about something more pleasant: your pet, your grandchild, an ice cream sundae, your favorite TV show, etc. Keep your mind there until you feel better. This way, you will call to you more pleasurable thoughts and situations.
Commit yourself to the practice of these activities each and every day. The more you practice, the easier and more automatic it will become. It’s those that put forth a dedicated and steady effort that reap the greatest benefits.
Abundance, as I see it, is a given. It is up to each of us to discover this truth in our own way in our own time. It is right now, a hidden truth to many, and yet it exists. It is a basic law of this universe in which we live. We just have to develop our belief in it, or in other words, become aware of it. And the simple steps above can help us in that process. Scarcity does not exist except within our minds. Today, take that next step, no matter what you hear about the economy, and open yourselves to the gift of plenty. It is waiting to be discovered.
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