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Discover the Source of Your Abundance

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.”

Self Confidence Formula

How Do I Find the Confidence to Move Forward in my life?
First of all, let’s delete the word FIND. Your confidence was never lost so there is nothing to find. The problem is, if you don’t believe that it exists, you’re never going to be able to find it. Brilliant one,  you already have everything that you need in order to succeed in life to whatever you desire.
The moment you state, I AM CONFIDENT you activate the energy of confidence.
One of the most incredible books ever written was, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. If you have yet to read it, I highly recommend you do. Success begins with self confidence and the book has a powerful formula that I have shared below.  I suggest you repeat it out loud as expressing it out loud creates more energy and inner power.
The Self Confidence Formula
First, I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I  now promise to render such action.
Second. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality; therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.
Third, I know through the principle of autosuggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it, therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of SELF CONFIDENCE.
Fourth, I have clearly written down a description of my DEFINITE CHIEF AIM in life, and I will never stop trying, until I shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.
Fifth. I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure unless built upon truth and justice therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attraction to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, but developing love for all humanity; because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them and in myself.
I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory and repeat it aloud once a day, with full FAITH that it will gradually influence my THOUGHTS and ACTIONS so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person.
And SO IT IS!

When someone bumps into you….


I was at Starbucks last month and had just picked up my tea. As I turned around and proceeded to slowly walk to my table, a woman harshly bumps into me as she made her way to the counter. The hot tea poured over my hand and out onto the floor. "OUCH!!", I said as hand was burning. Everyone around me said, "Are you okay?", as they could see half my cup on the floor. The woman who bumped into me did not apologize or acknowledge me in anyway and just stood at the counter letting the barista know she was in a hurry and needed her coffee now. 

I have learned over the years that people are people and the only thing I have control over is my emotional and mental state. Instead of reacting, I chose to observe as I know life always has a way of taking care of these types of situations for me.  

The barista looked at her, then looked at me and then looked down at the floor letting me know she saw the spilled tea. She left the till and the woman standing there and calmly walked over to the closet, came back and walked over to where I was standing and proceeded to mop the floor. 

Now, the woman at the counter was so mad and wondering why she was not the priority. "I am a customer. Why are you mopping the floor now."  And together, the barista and I said, "Because you spilled her (my) tea and this is a hazard which makes it a priority so no one falls." Again, no acknowledgement on her part.  

The barista went back to the closet to take care of the mop, then walked over to me, passing the woman at the counter and proceeds to take my tea order again letting the lady know she will be right there. And as divine order would have it, another barista who was now free, decided to give me ice for my hand and all the other barrista's were engaged with other customers.

The woman finally left in a huff as she was not being served. 

Now, say you are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.

Why did you spill the coffee?

"Well because someone bumped into me, of course!"

Wrong answer.

You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.

Whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.

Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It's easy to fake it, until you get rattled.

So we have to ask ourselves... “what's in my cup?"

When life gets tough, what spills over?

Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility? Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?

You choose!

Becoming our best self is about filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, kindness and love for others no matter what level they are at. Then when life gets a bit bumpy you pour out only goodness. 

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