The Law of Prosperity
The Fourteenth Spiritual Law of the Universe:
The Law of Prosperity
Every parent wants their beloved child to have plenty. The divine Source, father/mother God, is no different. You are a beloved child of the Universe. It is time now for you to claim your divine heritage and be prosperous.
Some things hold you in lack and others allow you to prosper.
Take a plant. If you put it into inappropriate soil in a place which is full of slugs, with too much or too little water and sun, would you expect it to flourish? If you constrict its roots and space for growth, never feed it or constantly replant it, you will expect it to perish. So you plant it in good soil with enough water and sun. You give it freedom to grow and the safety to establish itself. You also protect and take care of it. You encourage it to flourish.
The spiritual laws which cause you to wither or flourish are the same. An unhelpful mindset is like poor soil. If you believe you do not deserve prosperity, that is stony ground. A belief in yourself is rich, fertile soil. Fear and apathy dry you up while enthusiasm, joy and expectation enable you to expand.
Express yourself creatively. Give yourself freedom to develop. Cultivate your gifts and talents. Your prosperity will flourish.
We draw from the universal pool according to our consciousness. You either have poverty consciousness or abundance consciousness. Many aspirants have in previous lives been in religious orders where they have taken vows of poverty. This was appropriate then, but if it is still active now it is not serving them for they will feel guilty about having money. If you suspect this applies to you, pray for the release of the vow or vows or make an appointment with a spiritual therapist who can help you release them.
Most old souls do not value material things to the same extent as younger souls. This is understandable because they have chased after the material in past lives and know it to be illusory. Sometimes they lose the plot and feel that material things are unspiritual. Far too many nice people think it is ungodly to have money. Quite the reverse is true.
The most spiritual thing is to have money and use it wisely with love.
Huge fear underlies poverty consciousness. A lot of people are at their wits’ end about their financial situation. All their available energy is tied up in their focus on lack.
It is not spiritual to keep worrying about money.
Greed is financial indigestion. It is the equivalent of being invited to a buffet and piling your plate up high with more than you could possibly want to satisfy your hunger. It makes you ill or somehow blocks your energy.
If you hoard money in the bank without letting it flow, you eventually tell the Universe that you don’t want more and eventually its stops sending.
“He who knows he has enough is rich,” says Lao Tzu (Taoism).
The spiritual ideal is to have enough and know that is plenty.
There was a man with a chip on his shoulder who was always complaining. He was lazy and he felt unworthy. He missed opportunities because he did not believe in himself. He was unhappy and poor. If you are mean-spirited, rigid-minded and tight-fisted, you will never feel contented or happy for poverty consciousness is an attitude.
Those who are generous-hearted, open-minded and giving will always be contented and happy. Their attitude of prosperity consciousness will ensure this.
The legendary Paul Getty was rich beyond most people’s imagination. He was worth billions and was surrounded by material riches, but he lived alone and in constant fear of loss. He was a rich man with poverty consciousness.
Prosperity means having a sense of financial wellbeing.
Many of the pharaohs, Joseph of Egypt, countless great and wealthy rulers have been highly evolved Masters who have undertaken the responsibility of riches. The lesson of prosperity is to use riches with wisdom.
Wealth bestows responsibility and power.
There is a well-known story about a wise and bountiful ruler. The King had four children whom he adored. Eventually they grew up and each went out into the world to explore and seek their fortunes. Their father hoped they would all return one day with experiences to share and new knowledge and wisdom.
Years passed and the King began to think they would never return. Then one day a ragged beggar appeared at the gates and announced she was his daughter. On being told of this the horrified King rushed to the gates, to discover it really was his child.
“How have you sunk to this?” he cried in distress. “Come in, my beloved daughter.”
He brought her into the palace and ordered new clothes and a banquet in her honour. But she would have none of it. She did not think she was worthy of his kingdom and preferred to spend her days begging, whining and complaining outside the palace gates. Her father was devastated.
Some time passed before a young man appeared at the palace gates stating he was the King’s son. Overjoyed, the father hurried to greet him and again ordered a banquet and fine clothes. To his consternation his son appeared to have forgotten his birthright. The King found him scrubbing steps like a servant. His son said he was unworthy to receive the bounty of the kingdom. His attitude was totally servile. He had to do things all the time to justify his keep. His father was distressed.
Months went by until one day a beautiful lady in a carriage drawn by six white horses entered the gates, announcing she was the King’s daughter. She was taken to the King, who was overjoyed that his beloved daughter had returned at last. She enjoyed the banquet and all the finery of being a princess but when he asked her to help him with his work of ruling the kingdom, she said, “No, it is your kingdom, Father. You run it.” She wanted bounty without the responsibility. The father was deeply concerned.
Finally the fourth child returned. He was a fine young man with clear eyes and a strong face. The old King rejoiced to see him. The young man enjoyed the banquet and the abundance of his position as his father’s son. He toured the kingdom. Then he said to his father, “I have returned with new ideas and suggestions. How can I help?”
“My son,” replied the King, “I wish you to rule by my side and take responsibility with me for the kingdom.”
“Gladly,” responded the son.
His father smiled and relaxed. He was delighted.
True prosperity comes when we accept our bountiful birthright
and the responsibility and power that this entails.
Think, speak and act as if you are prosperous
and you will impress the Universe to send you plenty.
~ Accreditation: Diana Cooper ~