Happy April 15th! A day of Prosperity and Abundance!
When you think of money... How does it make you feel? Do you feel great? Do you have so much money that you can invest in others and help them launch their dreams? Or Do you feel stuck, needing more money to pay those bills?
Are you focused on surviving... or thriving?
If we ask ourselves better questions, we get better answers. If we understand the system a little better, we can make more efficient plans and choices. There are many details about changes that need to happen with our current financial system such as fractional reserve banking, truths about the irs and income tax, birth certificates and social security, and the true value of the dollar. Those that would like to travel down the rabbit hole, there is a wealth of information waiting to be revealed
The dollar is a tool and stream of energy to assist in the creation of something, or it's destruction. Today, many people may be focused on all their money going to taxes and bills. What does that mean, and what feeling is conveyed? A feeling of lack, stress, chaos. We never really own money. The moment we attempt to hold onto it and set a claim, we are really affirming that we fear we may not have enough. What is enough money? Everyone has as goal of how much they think they need. The wealthy understand they don't own the money. The wise understand; this too shall pass.
There are many spiritual people that I know, dealing with financial challenges. These challenges are opportunities for growth and mastery for the aspects of ourselves that need balancing. One can focus on positive thinking and say, " The infinite abundance of the universe flows through me. I am grateful for all the financial blessings." This may feel great, but does it pay the bills? With the visualizations and affirmations, it creates a blueprint. A blueprint just sits there. It takes action to make it happen. Many opportunities may reveal themselves, and it becomes our responsibility to go for it. It won't necessarily happen how we want it to happen or expect it to happen. Open the realm of possibilities. Money does not just come from a normal job or the lottery or gambling. It can come from all directions. Become an investor in yourself and others. Open the doorway to not just money, but Prosperity.
Prosperity reflects the balance in all aspects of our lives. Our physical health, emotional relationships with ourselves and others, our financial situation, our sense of fulfillment and purpose, our continued growth and contribution back to society.
It does not matter if someone has $10 million dollars... If their relationship with their significant other is collapsing because of not enough time spent together, suddenly all the money in world no longer means anything (in that moment). If someone has all the money, has a beautiful family, but does not have the health to enjoy life; that becomes the focus for improvement. The theme is Balance.
I used to offer my services for free and just ask for a love offering. I believed it should be widely available for all. I would travel far distances, and spend long hours helping people. Yes, this was a very fulfilling, for one aspect of life. The challenge was that I spent more resources than I was generating to be sustainable. This aspect of my life needed balancing. Many people did not donate enough to this mobile ministry to pay for the gas to arrive at the location, and let alone drive back. This became an opportunity for growth and awareness. Some people think, it is spiritual, so It should be free. Yes it is free, but isn't everything spiritual in a sense? Many people I helped for free did not see the value in themselves and in the services offered. Another awareness of growth was that I needed to value myself and my time spent. Time is something that can not exactly be bought, thus must be spent wisely. For those that felt value, they gave a donation, and they were more likely to put into action what they learned.
There are those that do not have finances at the moment. I am perfectly fine with trading services or other ways not dealing with money. But to those that say.. "That is too expensive, I can't do that" they have literally just limited themselves and placed a ceiling above their head. Ask a better question. "How can I make this happen?" This opens the flow of creativity to make things possible.
How can we let more prosperity flow in our lives? Through the ABC's. Taking Action, maintaining Balance, and utilizing Creativity. We decide wisely where to put our time, effort, and energy. What do I invest in? I invest in self development and improvement. I invest in skills and tools to utilize those skills efficaciously. Occasionally I invest in a few of these. I trade in a few of those green pieces of cotton/linen dollars and exchange it for silver and gold.
I invest in books to see perspectives of people in other fields. I have read these books. These are a few of the books that have assisted me in being more aware in finances, but more importantly viewing things with a different perspective.
I invest in health, quality food, community, and giving back to help others develop a creative perspective in life. I also invest in a global index, in the US, Europe, and Asia. Money can be a touchy issue for many people. Instead of money, lets focus on abundance.
What is abundance?
A bun dance.
At this time, I want each of you to stand up, shake your buns, and dance. Enjoy the other aspects of your life that are doing well. Celebrate that health. Celebrate the relationships. Celebrate for just being. We shouldn't take everything so seriously with all these financial opportunities that arise. Complaining and worrying won't get us anywhere. Might as well make the best of it and enjoy the ride. Wisdom, dancing, and a dose of laughter are sure to help us move along.
Prosperity and abundance are like gardens within us and around us. What seeds do you water in the garden of your mind? Are you letting the weeds grow out of control, strangling the plants that are edible and produce nutritious fruits and seeds? Visualizing that the garden is perfect with all the weeds is one choice. Another choice is to be proactive and make the necessary steps and action for change. Once we are back into balance within ourselves, we naturally thrive. This becomes reflected into the garden of life around us, through the people we interact with and how we respond to different situations. One seed is all it takes to create an abundant forest.
If there is anything to take out of this article, it is to create a plan, develop the relationships with ourselves and others, invest our time and energy wisely, add some movement and fun, and take action. The quickest way to achieve our dreams are to assist others in achieving their dreams.