By Lydia Wilson
For The Bali Times
KEROBOKAN ~ I received an email from a reader, Wanda Lee, suggesting that I continue on the subject of creating prosperity in our lives. As a novice columnist, I am grateful and appreciate very much her comments and suggestions. She is right: there are still “and thens…” that I need to write about.
Wanda mentioned the importance of our prosperity consciousness.
In part one of this creating prosperity series, I mentioned our negative imprints or beliefs that can be imprinted in us since childhood and may block us from achieving our desires.
Our imprints or beliefs shape our lives. What we believe internally is reflected into what is happening to us externally. If we believe that we are not worthy of the love of the people around us, we will not be able to receive the offers of the loving arms of those who care for us, for we do not trust what they see in us.
What you are so is your world. Everything in the universe is resolved into your own inward experience. It matters little what is without, for it is all a reflection of your own states of consciousness. It matters everything what you are within, for everything without will be mirrored and coloured accordingly. – James Allen
Many of us have been preconditioned since childhood with all sorts of negative messages that may block us from achieving the abundance of all the good things that we are worthy of. We are worthy of having all the abundances of health, wealth, love, career satisfaction, friendships and having time to live with joy and fulfilment.
Prosperity will only come to us if we shed off all vestiges of our poverty programming. For as long as we still have imprints such as: it is noble to be poor; money is the root of all evil; rich people will go to hell; if we have money we won’t be happy or vice versa, we won’t be able to manifest the abundances of what we wish to create in our lives.
If you have been trying to attract prosperity into your life but it seems to keep failing no matter how hard you have been visualizing, perhaps you might like to investigate if you do have some negative imprints or “poverty consciousness” that may hinder you from achieving it.
Here are some examples of poverty consciousness:
On wealth – Rich people are greedy; Greed is evil; Materialistic people are bad; people will be jealous of me if I’m rich; it is fate that I’m poor.
On friendships – I’m not an interesting person; I don’t know what to say around people; I am a shy person.
On career choices – I don’t have talent in business; I don’t have the ability to do it; there’ll be too much responsibility
On love – They will cheat on me; they can’t be trusted; they will break my heart; I’ll get hurt.
On health – I can’t forgive easily; I hate him/her; I can’t express myself; people don’t understand me; People are very caring to me when I’m sick.
Sit down in a quiet place, take deep breaths and relax. On a piece of paper, write down the positive affirmations of what you wish to attract into your life. For example:
I’m an interesting person; people love me.
I am rich and I’m worthy of it. I’m healthy and I deeply and completely accept myself.
What is the first response that comes into your mind? Is it a negative response or positive? How are you feeling as you are saying it?
If it is negative, it means you have a resistance in this area. You can change this imprint by repeating the affirmation and the visualization several times a day and visualizing it for as long as necessary till you get only positive responses and positive feeling. Even if at the beginning you don’t believe it nor feel the good feeling about it, fake it anyway – if you keep at it, in the end if you will have transformed all your negative beliefs that hinder you from achieving your desires into positive ones; you’ll feel the excitement and the joy of this prosperity consciousness.
Don’t be disheartened by your failure to manifest your desires. Failure is there to teach us to have faith in ourselves. Instead of blaming yourself or blaming the Universe for being unfair to you, use it as a stepping stone to look within and find the negative imprints that may prevent you from achieving your dreams and how you may transform them into positive beliefs.
They are necessary for us in our journey of learning. For without knowing what we do not want, we will not know and appreciate what we want. With practice, you will master this deliberate habit of creating abundances of prosperity in your live.
The importance of ideals: Our manifesting ability comes from the Universe. We are an extension of the Universal energy or the Source. We have the power to deliberately manifest what we wish for if we have complete trust or faith in it. Before we set off in unleashing the unlimited power of our Universal gift to manifest what we wish to create, it is important that we have positive ideals.
What are our intentions? What are we going to use it for once we have it? Are they for the good of all concerned or are they only to fulfil our own selfish satisfaction without considering how it may affect others. When we visualize our desire we are sending this energy into the Universe that it may be granted. The feeling that we send out is the energy that will synchronize to what will come back to us. It is important for us that what we are sending out is based on love and kind thoughts. When we are sending out negative thoughts such as anger, hate or fear, they will also synchronize to those who will bring them back to us.
The law of cause and effect or “what you sow you reap” or “karma” is real. Whatever we put out into the world, it will come back to us multiplied. If we wish to harm others with our manifesting ability or with what we have achieved, it will come back to us multiplied, too. The law of cause and effect is not a punishment but a lesson for us that we may experience the feeling of how our actions affect others so that we may gain wisdom from it.
Have fun discovering your power and your abilities. It is not solely the goal that is important; it’s the journey of getting there that brings you joy, excitement and wonderment.
Once you arrive, use the gift that you are given wisely and it shall be returned to you aplenty.
Till next week, peace and prosperity.
Lydia Wilson is a transpersonal hypnotherapist and trainer based in Kerobokan, Bali. If you have a question you would like answered in this column, write to Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more go to www.bluelight7.com.