Seven Prosperity Principles
I write frequently about prosperity and abundance principles, and the power
of creative thought. I have seen some wonderful changes in my own life since I began my practice of these
techniques, and I've observed equally impressive improvements in the lives of those around me. But how
exactly do we do this? How do we create something out of nothing?
Perhaps you've had some measure of success but still can't seem to really get where you want to be. This was my
experience for years. I would practice the techniques for a time and have some success with them, but then my life
would revert back to what it was before. I couldn't seem to sustain lasting change. Has this been your experience
also? There are often inner blockages that keep us from manifesting the true wealth and prosperity we desire.
So I began thinking more about these abundance and prosperity principles, and I questioned why I had had such
limited success with them thus far. What was I doing wrong? Was I meant to struggle in life? Or could I really
create what I wanted? I browsed back through some of my journals where I had written on the topic, and eventually,
an obvious truth began to emerge. Then several truths. How could I have missed this?
Once I realized what I had been doing wrong, I decided to try doing things differently, correcting the "errors" I
felt I had been making. The results were nothing less than astounding. Within a week, the universe had gifted me
with exactly what I had asked for.
What did I do differently to make this happen? Why was I not able to create this in my life before now? And will I
be able to continue this "good luck" streak? If you have read this far, you obviously have an interest in this
topic, and you are likely wanting to achieve similar abundance, prosperity and growth in your own life. Below are
Seven Principles of Prosperity that I used to create positive change in my life. I encourage you to try the
techniques below, and see if they can help you to manifest your true heart's desires.
1) What do you REALLY want? - I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I haven't exactly been specific in my
petitions to the universe. I kept affirming that I wanted a generous income and fulfilling work, but I didn't
clarify exactly how much I wanted to earn, and in what form I wanted the work to arrive. That's like walking into a
restaurant and telling the waitress, "I want food." What kind of food? How much food? Hot or cold? Would you like a
beverage also? What condiments would you prefer with your meal?
Many of us are vague in our desires. We know the general result we'd like (an end to financial difficulties, a
better job, etc.) but there are many more facets to consider.
First things first. We need to have a pathway for the prosperity to enter our lives. In my case, the pathway is my
writing. It's my greatest passion, and it's the way I wanted to earn my living. For you it might be business
management, or hair styling, or baking. It is possible to earn great money doing something other than what you
truly love, but too many of us make the mistake of settling for something less and we never reach the true
fulfillment we yearn for. We say to the waitress, "I'd really love a steak, but that's not possible, so I'll have a
tuna sandwich." The waitress may raise an eyebrow and wonder why we think a steak isn't possible, but she won't try
to talk us into ordering one. She'll just bring us a tuna sandwich. It's her job to serve us by bringing what we
The universe works in the same way. You may dream of being an artist, an actor, or a doctor, but you don't think
you have the ability or talent for it, so you pursue a field that seems more possible for you. But by doing this,
you are turning away from your dream. If you have a deep desire to do something specific with your life, you WILL
be given the tools and resources to make it happen. But first you have to believe it's possible. Even if you can't
imagine how it could be possible right now, be willing to suspend your disbelief.
So the first big step to take is to get really clear on what you want, and ask for it. Don't be vague. Don't ask
for something less just because you don't think your true dream is possible. Ask for EXACTLY what you want. You can
do this aloud, or write it down on a sheet of paper. Or both. But you need to "place your order" with the universe.
Be very specific in the things you say. For example: "What I REALLY want is to be a successful sculptor, creating
work that is fulfilling and meaningful to me, and I want to work no more than 25 hours per week, and earn at least
$40,000.00 per year."
A special note about the amount of money you ask for: You may be thinking that asking for a massive amount
of money (like millions) is better than asking for a modest amount of money. I advise against doing that, at least
at the beginning. If you really do have blockages that are preventing you from creating what you truly want in
life, you will find ways to hold yourself back from it if your dream makes you the least bit uncomfortable. For
most of us, the thought of actually manifesting millions of dollars in our lives seems too impossible. Instead, try
setting your sights a little bit lower at the outset. I'm not suggesting you ask for less than you truly need or
desire, but I also don't want you to bite off more than you can chew and sabotage your efforts in the process!
Remember, if you are able to manifest a reasonable amount of abundance right now, you will gain confidence and be
able to focus your efforts on greater abundance later.
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