Prosperity is a state of mind, a way of knowing your blessings and counting them well. Spiritual prosperity allows you to face challenging times with courage, curiosity and maybe equanimity.
As a human, you will already understand that challenges are ways to open your life to new ideas, possibilities, and potential. What is important is to keep calm and focused and to hold firmly in the knowledge that you do have the power and resources to not only make do, but to thrive!
Stay true to you
This is never more important to realise than in the current economic climate where talk of darkness can easily see us rushing headlong into panic. Don’t be blind to the darkness, don’t be blind to your own situation but try your best to stand steadily; holding a candle, no matter how small the flame seems right now.
Fear will lead you down the path of wrong choices and regrets. Faith in a higher purpose, power or path will sustain you. It will also give you the strength and presence of mind to make sure you make choices that will resonate with your soul.
It is easy to stay in a gentle slumber of contentment when everything around you is neatly ordered and seemingly going to plan. Shocks, changes, and challenges awaken us, often with a jump, from our indolence.
But these breaks from the norm can be therapeutic too. Have you been leaving decisions about your life to someone else? Have you been thoughtless about your real needs; craving only new, better, bigger, best?
Have you been asleep to the reason you are here and the work you must do? Have you lost your magic? Your spirit? Your way?
Even if you are not immediately threatened by the changes in the world economy you may know others who are or find yourself fearful of what ifs. If the effects of this change are being felt more immediately (paying the mortgage, putting food on the table, finding a new job) then the time to add some prosperity magic in your life is now. So, you now need to get yourself ready to do something about it!
This is not a time to go through the motions. Actions are not the same as intention. When times are tough your commitment to being a more spiritual, compassionate human being in the world is the key to maintaining your sense of self in what may feel like a world turned upside down.
Walking a magical path is about being brave enough to strip yourself back to the essentials to see what you’re really made of. There’s a pretty good chance you’ll find something you won’t like. But at the same time, you may well uncover some hidden treasures about yourself that you had forgotten to let flourish and grow into the light.
Sometimes the biggest block to receiving abundance is thinking that you don’t deserve it. Why don’t you? As a child of the Universe, you deserve it. If there are things you have done or not done in the past that have left feelings of guilt, then now is the time to forgive yourself and make amends. Being generous with forgiveness means starting to be kinder to yourself.
In difficult times we reassess not only our priorities and values but also our relationships with others. Can they stand the test of change? Think of your partner; is your love simple, soul-based love? Or is it bound up with material goods and worldly ambition that once gone leave the relationship an empty shell? Could you bear to be with your partner for poorer and worse? It’s always helpful to give your relationship an abundance MOT every now and again and ask if you have lost sight of the reason you came together. You can do this with friends too. Strip your friendships back to the bones. Until what point would you be there for them?
What about them for you?
So within, so without. Many have written about the parallels with the larger society morals and values and our personal responsibility. Magic has an inner and outer resonance; so within so without as above so below. If it’s a wakeup call for you then heed it. Use difficult situations to transform your life.
Is the life you have been living truly fulfilling your inner needs?
We all must compromise sometimes and in some ways; that’s part of being in the world. But we shouldn’t have to compromise our magical path and our soul’s purpose to survive. This may seem idealistic but it’s pragmatic too. When we stop being true to our inner dreams, we at best stagnate, at worst forget why we came.
Be generous! While it may seem counter intuitive, the best way to increase your personal prosperity and abundance is through your own generosity.
Welcome the world with open arms and it will welcome you back. Hide away in fear and shun the light and love of others and you will be forever alone. Abundance is a well-known magical cycle – the more you give the more returns to you.
There are however, a couple of important points; be open minded and open hearted as to where the returns may come. Usually not from the same direction as you sent yours off towards! It is necessary to think of generosity as a holistic process. No point putting money in the coffers of your local school, church charity box if you are then parsimonious with your life, energy, and love. Generosity is a state of mind not a state of wallet or purse.
Becoming open to the energies of the Universe can help you take control of your life and the things going on within it. It can help you understand how you got here, soften the blows and sometimes when the choice you make is truly soul based it will allow you to move on and open new possibilities to find the prosperity and abundance that has real meaning for you.
Creating more abundance in your life means opening your arms wide. It means remembering that prosperity and abundance have a much wider embrace than mere money. This may be hard to accept when you keep putting the shopping on your credit cards or are worried about paying next month’s rent or mortgage. When you ask for help magically then someone or some information or experience will come to you. But you need to make your intentions known.
The more you are in tune with your inner understanding of prosperity and abundance the better choices and decisions you will make. The inner wisdom, developed often more quickly in times of stress and extreme, will help you traverse the sometimes narrow and perilous path of growth towards a truly magical life.
Get back to essentials. What will be the thing you would most like to be remembered for? Most of you, I suspect, will lean towards something around love, or compassion, generosity or kindness, happiness, and loyalty. Here lies the key for knowing your personal meaning of abundance and prosperity. The next step is returning to yourself as a child and remembering your dreams and wishes then.
Your childhood dreams held the seed of your path. As we grow it is easy to get lost in accumulating wealth, position or power. You can become too afraid to follow your dream and end up handing the responsibility to someone else or circumstances seemingly beyond your control.
Right now may be just the time to stop and take note of what you truly want and need in order to find real happiness. The freedom that comes with accepting responsibility for your own abundance may seem scary but if you listen to your soul you will hear it singing!
Taking time to work magically will bring you a sense of peace and power. So that even when things really feel as though they are falling apart you can find a point of stillness and inner strength which may help you see a different solution or take a different path.
Taking time to get some magical clarity could help you see the intentions and motivations of others more clearly. At times this may very well save you from unscrupulous others who prey on people in difficulty. There is no point blaming someone else for your predicament. But there is a point in taking control of where you may end up next. Finding a balance between the needs and requirements of modern life and the deeper needs of the soul is what knowing abundance is all about.
While the clouds may be gathering financially there is still a silver lining: maybe one offering you much greater freedom to not only find your path in life but to walk it as well.
Blessings for the journey!
This article has been repurposed from Prediction Magazine January 2009
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