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.”
I used to think men were the problem. Then, I woke up spiritually and realized, that every man I had met or was to meet during the course of my life was mirroring something inside of me that I needed to either heal, transform or acknowledge. Every experience I had, whether I deemed it negative or positive was actually guiding me towards my own awakening as an empowered woman. xe88
If I continued to blame men and not forgive them, I would actually hinder my own personal and spiritual growth. It was then, I knew that the only way through was by forgiving ALL the men who had negatively affected my life in some way and to be grateful for every experience not just the pleasant ones. I was to see the gift no matter how much pain or sorrow I had endured. Being grateful to all the men who have crossed my path opened my heart to a higher love, a love I call, enlightened love. Today, I give gratitude to the men in my life.
Thank you to all the men in my life who have supported me in becoming the woman I am today.
Thank you to the men who awakened me spiritually to remind me that I am much more than my physical body, my circumstances and conditions.
Thank you to the men who never listened to me as you reminded me that I was not listening to my own inner wisdom.
Thank you to the men who have purpose, passion and a vision for a better world as you awakened the fire within me to ignite and create my own reality.
Thank you to all the men who have dared to be the leaders of the consciousness men’s movement and stand for women even when there are no women in the room.
Thank you to the men who did not believe in me as you showed me all that matters is how much I believe in myself and to only focus on those who do believe in me.
Thank you to the men who trusted me enough to fall to their knees in tears and to feel the depth of their pain so they could become the best version of themselves.
Thank you to the men who chose not to love me, as you reminded me to stop looking for love outside of myself and to focus on my own self worth.
Thank you to the men who were bullies, as you made me see the truth, that when I was aggressive, or unkind I needed to go within to nurture and heal the wounds of my inner child.
Thank you to the men in my life who called me a bitch, for now I am passionate about reminding women to no longer tolerate being called a “female dog”.
Thank you to the men who raped me even though you violated and disrespected my body, you showed me that the hatred I carried towards men years later would only bring more pain and suffering. I would not allow these moments to define my future. You showed me how to forgive the cruelty of the “collective masculine” and in so doing, I reclaimed my own feminine power.
Thank you to the men who abused me as you gave me the courage to finally face, heal and transform my own inner abuser and self hate into self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-love. You showed me what I will no longer tolerate in my life.
Thank you to the men who called me a slut as you reminded me who I did not want to be and to value my body as it is a temple that houses my soul.
Thank you to the men who were thoughtful and kind, as you paved the path for me to believe in men again.
Thank you to the men who spoke their truth as you showed me the highest level of courage that lives within a man.
Thank you to the men who were brave enough to have uncomfortable conversations as you showed me that most arguments are misunderstanding and we can agree to disagree.
Thank you to the men who sincerely apologized for their wrongful actions or unkind words as you showed me how to have a compassionate heart.
Thank you to the men who showed me the path to enlightenment even when I was afraid of my own light.
Thank you to the men who fed my inner demons with alcohol and drugs, as I know that to the degree I could experience my darkness is the degree I can now experience my light.
Thank you to the men who have opened their heart to me as you have shown me how worthy I am and that love is the greatest power in the universe.
Thank you to the men for all the ways you showed up, as you shaped and molded me into becoming the unstoppable and brilliant woman I am today.
Forgiveness and gratitude is a journey and it took me many years to get to this point. Many years of deep emotional and spiritual work which has transformed my life completely. The power of Gratitude can actually stop the cycle of negative experiences from reoccurring. This is why, I am so passionate about empowering those who are ready to become the best version of themselves.
In reading the words above, let me know in the comments below what it triggers for you and where you are on your forgiveness journey towards the masculine. This is a powerful time for all of us.
What excuse do you have that stops you from meditating? Is it, “I don’t have time,” or “I can’t focus,” or “I can’t sit still,” or “There are too many thoughts in my head”?
Why is it that we will sit behind the wheel of a vehicle and put ourselves into the chaos of traffic, but putting ourselves into the chaos of our thoughts is too scary?
If we are afraid of our minds and ourselves, we then live in fear of others and the world we live in. One of the main reasons why I teach meditation is to assist people in relinquishing the fears that limits them so they can see that underneath all fear is their own divinity.
Meditation is the most transformative tool that I have been practicing and teaching now for 25 years. Every sage or prophet became who they are through the power of meditation. You embody what you constantly think about, so if you want to embody the higher vibrational energies above the line, then I suggest meditation.
In meditation, you become the observer of your thoughts instead of engaging in them. Meditation is about being. Meditation connects you to your Divine Mind, to your higher intelligence.
When you meditate, you enter the theta state. It is known that learning is accelerated when you are in a trance-like state. Meditation leads the way to whole brain thinking which is the integration of both left and right hemispheres. This integration opens the doors of perception, allowing higher information to active your wellness cells in your bod. Becoming more mindful of your thoughts, words, and actions will also inspire you toward a higher expression of character.
Think you do not have time? If you have time to watch a thirty-minute television show, you have time to meditate.
Think you do not know how to do it right? There is no right or wrong way to meditate. If you feel resistance to meditation, it’s because you’re afraid to discover what’s in your mind. Meditation will guide you to discover the secrets to overcoming your fear.
When you meditate for long periods of time, images will appear; sometimes a sequence of images, just like a movie, will cross the screen of your mind. These images are like billboards, offering you guidance on your journey. It is here you receive all the answers to your questions.
To manifest what you want in this world, you cannot just sit and wait for it. You need to take inspired action! Action includes physical and mental action, emotional responses, and spiritual disciplines that lead to a desired outcome. If you take action from a place of fear or are constantly pushing to make something happen you may be disappointed with your results.
Below is a simple guideline for people who are new to meditation. I highly recommend a silent meditation, which allows you to explore and be the observer of your thoughts. This meditation is not about quieting the mind—that takes greater practice. There is no goal here. Just sit and be. Take approximately fifteen minutes to do this exercise.
1) Preparation: Light a candle, turn off the lights, phone, computer, and television. If you live with others, communicate your intentions so you will not be disturbed.
2) Sit on a chair with feet flat on the floor. Relax your arms on the top of your thighs with palms facing up.
3) Now close your eyes.
4) Take three slow deep breaths, inhaling and exhaling slowly through your nose.
5) Keep your focus on your breath.
6) Observe your thoughts and sit in silence for fifteen minutes.
7) If your thoughts become too overwhelming, say, “Thank you” to your thoughts and let them pass by. Return the focus to your breath.
8) Sit and listen to the silence that’s around you.
Congratulations! You’re meditating and on the way to transforming your mind, soul, body, and life.
Meditation is known to reduce stress, enhance concentration and heighten clarity in solving problems. For this reason, many business executives (and celebrities in above video) are tuning into the many benefits that meditation offers.
Leaders are known for making quick decisions. Enlightened leaders meditate first before making any decision. They let their Brilliant Self guide them in making the best possible choices that will serve everyone as they connect to their heart, values, and the principles that guide their lives. Whenever you are asked to make a decision, you can say, “I will meditate on the answer, and I will let you know my decision in 24 hours.”
Today’s Higher Idea: Practice the above meditation every morning to start your day refreshed and in alignment with who you are. You are the creator of your schedule, so it is important to take time for you and awaken to your spirituality.