The Law Of Prosperity
You’ve said it. I’ve said it. We’ve all said these fatal words at one time or another. “I’m broke.”
What makes those words so dangerous?
Think of your mind like the layers of your skin. The outside layer is visible to the whole world. And that layer is the result of what is produced in the deeper layers of the skin.
Weird but true. The dermis, the deepest layer of the skin, is called the true skin and it’s where all change occurs.
Your conscious mind is the outer layer of your existence. It reflects the results of the subconscious. Now, if you’re a negative thinker, harshly judgmental, and self-critical (the two go hand-in-hand), everywhere you look you see exactly that!
My friends at Limo High Point, see this all the time. The limo business is a luxury business, but people call them wanting to get the “lowest price” BUT with the same luxury service.
There’s a disconnect between what they want and what they think they can afford. Yet, they treat this service as if they were going to Wal-Mart and pulling a limo service off the shelf!
And that’s the catch.
Your subconscious doesn’t know the difference between “reality” and fiction. If you say:
- “I’ll never get ahead in life.”
- “Rich people get all the breaks.”
- “I’m too old to change.”
- “I don’t have enough money.”
Your subconscious hears that and says, “Oh, so that’s what you want? Okay.” And it sets upon giving you what you ask for.
If you’re telling yourself you’ll never get ahead in life, do you look for opportunities to change your circumstances? Do you see possibilities instead of dead ends?
The old saying, you are what you think about all day long, is true. Even the Bible teaches this. It says that “through his spoken word” all that belongs to him can be released.
In a nutshell, you are a magnet for your own success or failure!
How’s that for a kick in the pants?
Good, bad, or indifferent, we are responsible for what happens to us. When I first heard that, it made me angry. How could it possibly be my “fault”? What I didn’t understand was this.
It’s not about fault. It’s about taking responsibility and action.
Success is truly and inside job. As the late Wayne Dyer said, “Abundance is not something you acquire. It’s something you tune into.”
That made my head spin! How could my thinking possibly be responsible for my lack of money? My poor relationship choices? My low self-esteem?
It took me a long time to understand that I was suffering from a broken heart.
I’ll bet that’s true for you, too. Perhaps you were like me. You weren’t taught to believe in yourself. As a child, you may have witnessed adults who spoke negatively about their ability to earn a living and to get ahead in life.
Children’s minds are like sponges. They absorb what they see. This isn’t to blame those around you. It’s to help you see that it’s all about programming.
In Florence Shinn’s masterful 1925 book, “The Game Of Life And How To Play It,” she shows us the rule book for abundant living. If you haven’t read it, grab it!
The Law of Prosperity dictates that there is a supply for every demand. The catch? You must prepare for what you want even though you haven’t got a shred of evidence that it’s going to arrive.
And that’s where faith comes in. I’ll talk about that in the next post.
In the meantime, begin to re-program your poverty thinking with this affirmation about money, courtesy of Florence Scovel Shinn:
Spirit is never late. I give thanks for receiving the money on the invisible plane and know that it manifests on time.