By Keith Varnum
What are your wildest dreams? How would you feel if your deepest hopes and wishes came true?
True abundance goes far beyond the art of sourcing money. We usually consider abundance to be material wealth. Yes, but it also means emotional well-being and spiritual fulfillment. And the ability to fully experience-and share-love and joy. True fortune is the art of knowing how to live.
The Latin root of “prosperity” means “to make happy, favorable, successful, fortunate, thriving. Prosperity is not an outer circumstance or state. Prosperity is an inner feeling or space-an experience of oneself as joyful and flourishing. Outer events are the reflections of how you have been flowing from your Source Energy. This is what a good creator does-flow energy.
You can attract prosperity with your personal magnetism. True prosperity is having what you choose to have as you choose to have it. As you focus your attention on your dreams, the Law of Attraction brings your desires to you automatically.
Here are a few effective, pragmatic keys to tap into the River of Joy and Plenty:
1. Get Good at Receiving!
You know the joy you get by giving to people. By not receiving generously, you’re denying other people the pleasure of giving to you! Practice receiving gifts and pleasures, big and small.
Prosperity Begets Prosperity. Prosperity defies the laws of economics in that it’s not a commodity that we have less of when we give some away. Prosperity grows greater for the giver as it’s given. The more you share, the more you end up receiving. Give and you shall attract. Nature abhors a vacuum!
Make room for miracles. Create the attitude and conditions that make receiving miracles more likely to occur. Invite surprise. Welcome serendipity. Be open to unexpected sources of income, resources and support-especially those that don’t “make sense” to the intellect with its limited range of possibilities. Approach life as if the whole of creation is conspiring to bring you goodness … because it is!
2. Find the Real You!
Get in sync with the real you. Go with it and never look back! Attract your dreams with your personal magnetism-your personal bliss. Working in a career that doesn’t fit right is exhausting and stressful. You’re less efficient, less productive, less prosperous. Choose a livelihood that evokes excitement and enthusiasm and this natural electro-magnetic energy will attract magic, meaning and money into your world.
Align your personality with true spirit. When you’re aligned with your true intentions in being here this lifetime, good fortune will unfold in a profoundly easy, delightful and bountiful ways.
Answer your life’s calling. As you commit to your calling, the resulting vibration of happiness opens the floodgates to profuse support from the Universe. What is your true calling, your real vocation? What is the business of your soul this lifetime on Earth?
What would happen if you knew and followed your calling, your passion, your fun? What actions could you take today that would bring your life more in accord with your life calling and joy? What aspect of life is calling to you right now?
3. Play at Life!
Why does the money run out? Why doesn’t passion stay around? Why doesn’t health last? Perhaps because you’re not playing!
Instead, you’re analyzing and strategizing. By not being innocent, open, willing, spontaneous and flexible, you kill the magic of natural prosperity.
Life works out best when played like a kid’s game-in the spirit of a fun adventure between two best friends. When approached lightly-not as a deadly serious contest-life actually responds more readily to our wishes. In fact, the happiest outcomes occur when we play along with the fluctuations of life-instead of fighting them.
Make room for fun. Humor and laughter activate energy flow, which, in turn, generates abundance. You have to possess the qualities you value in order to share them with others. If you’re not willing to give yourself happiness, how can you help others find happiness?
How do angels fly? They take themselves lightly. Certainly there are times when life presents major challenges that call for clear and direct action. But being responsible and efficient does not preclude humor and light-heartedness.
In fact, a flexible, fluid, upbeat approach and attitude is crucial to releasing magic and miracles into the any life challenge. Inspiration and breakthrough are often born from the spirit of playfulness and exuberance.
In one study, 75 percent of the people who watched a funny movie were able to solve a problem, as opposed to 13 percent of the people who hadn’t watched the funny movie. When we’re feeling good, we naturally attract other answers, assistance, resources and people to us.
Laugh. Like vibration seeds like vibration. A really good, deep laugh moves your energy into a place of attraction. Use belly laughs to attract a belly-fulls of money. When you are playing with children, watching a funny movie, horsing around with your friends, chuckling at a joke, you’re funding your dreams. Find a fresh aspect of your life to laugh about every day.
As the famous comic piano player, Victor Borge, revealed, Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Call it charisma, personal power or the Law of Attraction. It’s the physics of fun.
Where could you approach your goals with more flexibility, openness and sense of play?
4. Take the Road Less Traveled
Be different, creative, fluid. Live your life as an experiment. Exude excitement and enthusiasm about daily life. Surprise yourself! See fresh possibilities. Perceive new opportunities and challenges where others see problems and limitations.
Take your dream up a notch every day. Widen your worldview. Stretch your horizons. The electromagnetic energy of this exuberant, open attitude will attract abundance into your world.
Ask “Why not?” Withdraw from collective mass consciousness. Step beyond general consensus to remove the limits of what’s possible for you to have. Many people have changed society-and had fun-by doing “what couldn’t be done.” You can too.
When you withdraw your energy field from the energy field of the tribal collective agreement, you can create outside that agreement. Where in your life could you step a little further outside of mass consciousness thinking?
When you release your vise grip on the rigid, fixed beliefs you inherited from society, the things can shift that need to shift for something new, fresh, wonderful and miraculous to happen to you. What are your beliefs about how life operates? How important are these beliefs to your survival, identity, reputation (need for approval) and sense of worth? In what areas of your life could you right now relax your need to control the exact functioning of the people and events around you?
Choose to be innocent (free) of the past. Open the door to more magic, meaning and money in your world by learning to suspend skepticism and conditioned responses. Learn to surf through the surprises of life, instead of being swept away by them.
5. Give yourself a “Spacelift”
Feng-shui is the ancient art of consciously managing matter and energy within space. By intuitively re-arranging the elements of your daily life, you create the space to nurture the freedom and effectiveness you desire. By clearing out the old, dead elements of your life, you create a natural vacuum and an unblocked channel for fresh, new energy and ideas to come into your private and professional life.
Clutter clogs up your cash flow. Liberate the clutter in your life-the books you don’t read, the outdated paperwork in your drawers, the old clothes that don’t fit, the boxes of junk in the garage. If you haven’t used it in the last six months, it’s clutter. When you clean out the old, you make room for the new.
How could you unblock your energy now? Where can you re-arrange the ways you live your everyday life in a fresh, new, intuitive way?
Also clear your path of illusions and lies … so that your creating attention flows solely to your dreams-not to the distractions and myths of life. Quit doing what you hate. Tell yourself the truth about what you don’t like doing … then stop doing it.
Script your life from what brings you joy. Do what you love, money will follow. It works. Don’t just know it … do it. Find out!
Change one old entrenched attitude each day. Take ownership of your attitude. Focus on what is working in a situation, not on what’s not working at the moment. What are you tolerating, avoiding or denying in your life right now? Where are you compromising, sacrificing or settling for something less than what you really want?
Create space for yourself. Spend some quiet time with yourself every day. Become a quiet, clear, pure vessel for the higher self to fill. Listen to yourself and trust what you hear. Let go of other people’s voices in your head. Take time to consult with your spirit. Ask, “Is this activity at this time, in this way, really serving me?
6. Feel Extravagantly
Feel generously. Feel the ecstasy-and the agony. Feel the pain as well as the joy. Shake with fear. Let the anger rise up and roar! Feel until you think you’ll explode!
If you’re not truly feeling, you’re not truly alive. You’re just going through the paces. You’re only having a NLE-Near-Life Experience.
When your e-motions move, your energy moves-your life moves … forward. And when you let your emotions and desires move, the Universe moves to meet you-to fulfill your desires and dreams.
Release constrictive emotions. Unresolved emotions constrict the free flow of energy (money) through your life. Heavy, tight, restrictive feelings impede the natural current of life force through your body and world. Stuck emotions equal stuck energy equals stagnant cash flow. Find a way to move your feelings-and your cash flow will be on the move again.
To release the blockage of these emotions, it’s helpful to realize that all emotions are valuable messengers (friends, allies) for they let us know how we really feel about aspects of our lives. Jealousy and envy inform us of what we want for ourselves in life. Move out of jealousy and allow the universe to bring you whatever it is you’re envious of. Anger and resentment tell us that something is out of harmony with us. Re-align the situation and the anger dissipates.
7. Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Follow the guiding signs Spirit gives you everyday. Our soul is always (all ways) trying to steer us toward our goals. We live in an interactive, responsive universe that is designed to fulfill our deepest dreams-if we would only play along!
Allow your intuition to guide you to the forms and vehicles that will empower your spirit to express fully. What messages and signals has the Universe been sending you that you have been ignoring, misinterpreting, or are afraid to act on?
Listen to your body. Our body is a natural feedback system to keep us abreast of how well we are dealing with the pressures and demands of life. What lessons is your body reflecting to you? What wake-up calls from your body have you been denying? What’s the weight you are carrying around? What’s your body dying to tell you?
Don’t defer your dream. Take a step every day in the direction of your dreams. Set up supports and systems around you to instantly translate your intentions into action. Jump on every opportunity that is in line with your vision. Keep the momentum going. No matter how hectic life gets, pledge to take at least one action a day.
Take your aliveness up a notch. Fear less, dare more. Take on one fresh risk or challenge every day. Take at least one action each day that scares you. Face one truth you haven’t been able or willing to acknowledge before. Don’t let fear paralyze you. Set yourself free. Ask for more and reach for more. Upgrade your dream. Revitalize your life. New experiences make our lives richer.
It’s your joy Use it or lose it.
Author: Keith Varnum URL: thedream.com Keywords: risk, challenge, magnetism, open, willing, spontaneous, opportunity, revitalize, upgrade, feng-shui, create Word Count: 2036 Bio: Drawing from the wisdom of native and ancient spiritual traditions, Keith Varnum shares his 30 years of practical success as an author, personal coach, acupuncturist, filmmaker, radio host, restaurateur, vision quest guide and international seminar leader with “The Dream Workshops”. Keith helps people get the love, money, and health they want with his F-r-e-e Prosperity Ezine, F-r-e-e Abundance Tape and F-r-e-e Coaching at http://www.TheDream.com