The following words are what changed my life from living in lack to living in abundance. These words below are excerpts from the The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price.
Money is an effect. When you concentrate on the effect, you are forgetting the cause, and when you forget the cause, the effect begins to diminish. When you focus your attention on getting money, you are actually shutting off your supply. You must begin this very moment to cease believing that money is your substance, your supply, your support, your security, or your safety. Money is not-but God is! When you understand and realize this Truth, the supply flows uninterrupted into perfect and abundant manifestation. You must look to God alone as THE Source, and take your mind completely off the outer effect.
If you look to your job, your employer, your spouse or your investments as the source of your supply, you are cutting off the real Source. In fact, if you look to any human person, place or condition for your supply, you are shutting down the flow. If you give power to any mortal as even being the channel for your supply, you are limiting your good.
You must think of money and any other material desire or possession simply as an outer symbol of the inner supply. And the only Reality of that symbol is the substance which underlies the outward manifestation. Money is the symbol of an idea in your Divine Mind. The idea is an all-sufficiency of supply to meet every need with a divine surplus in your individual life. As the Divine idea comes out into manifestation, it appears as the symbol — money. But the money is not the supply. Rather, it is your consciousness of God as your abundance that constitutes your supply. When you try to collect, acquire and possess the symbol (focusing on the symbol and not the supply within), the outlet for the manifestation closes.
Do you want more money, more prosperity in your life? Then shift from a consciousness of effects (materiality) to a consciousness of cause (spirituality). When you give power to an effect, you are giving it your power. You are actually giving the effect power over you. Does money have power? If you say “yes”, then you have given it your power and you have become the servant. You have reversed the roles.
The Inner Presence—the You of you—is truly the money-maker. Your thinking, reasoning mind is not. Your only Source is the God Presence within you. If your mind is on the Source, the Cause, the supply flows freely. If your mind is on the effect, you block the flow. The more impersonal you become regarding where your money seems to originate (job, salary, commisions, investments, spouse, etc.), the more personal you can become in your relationship with the true Source of your money, and the closer the relationship to your God-Self, the greater the abundance in your life.
Turn within and watch the Inner Presence work. The activity of your Infinite Mind sees and knows only abundance — and in this sea of Knowingness is a spiritual Idea corresponding to every single form, event, circumstance, condition or experience that you could possibly desire. The creative energy (substance) of these Divine ideas is forever flowing into perfect manifestation. But remember, if you constantly look to the effect, the visible form, you will create a mutation, a less-than-perfect manifestation. By keeping your focus on Spirit, however, you will keep the channel open for the externalization of Spirit according to the Divine idea.
The time must come when you will satisfy a need for money by steadfastly depending on the Master Self within — and not on anything in the outer world of form. Until you do this, you will continue to experience the uncertainties of supply for the rest of your life. Every soul must learn this lesson, and until it does, it will be given opportunity after opportunity in the form of apparent lack and limitation. You may be experiencing such a challenge right at this moment. Realize that this is the opportunity you have been waiting for to demonstrate the Truth of your birthright. Know that this entire experience is but an illusion, a manifestation of your beliefs, an effect of your consciousness.
But you are going to stop giving any power to the illusion, to the effect. You are going to cease feeding it with negative energy. You are going to withdraw your energy from the outer scene and let it die, let it fade back into the nothingness from which it came.
Take your stand this day as a spiritual being, and renounce all claims to humanhood and mortality. Care not what is going on in your world, regardless of your fears about your creditors, your security, your protection, your future. Turn away from the effects, wave good-bye to external false-belief pictures, and return to the Father’s House where you have belonged ever since you left under the spell of materiality. Take your mind off money and material possessions (the effects) and focus and concentrate only on the lavish abundance of divine substance that is forever flowing from that Master Consciousness within you. Take your stand and prove God now!
Stop adding up your bills, stop counting the money you have or need, and stop looking for your supply from any mortal person, place or situation. The whole Universe is standing on tip-toe watching you — praying that you will let go of the negative appearances of the world of illusion and claim your divine heritage. Now is the time—today is the day. Pass this test and you will never have to go through it again. But if you yield to mortal pressure and carnal mind temptation to get temporary financial relief from the world of effects, you will have to go back to the classroom and learn the lesson all over again.”