# 1: We need to recognize that there is NO Universal Genie!
First of all, unlike what the book, The Secret teaches – there is NO Universal Genie! There is however, a loving Divine, Universal Creator or Lifeforce that at ALL times, wants the very highest good for us. Therefore, we must recognize that while asking for and desiring a million dollars to be dropped into our laps is not necessarily wrong – it may be wrong for our highest good, at least in the moment.
How do we put ourselves in a position to receive what the Universe does desire to bestow upon us?
When we begin planting seeds for prosperity by writing and saying affirmations, we need to first look at our core beliefs about money and success. The Universe (or God) gives us what we can manage – and manage well. If we have not been that exceptional with money – either by not saving it or getting ourselves in debt – it is unlikely that the universe will send us a great deal of money all at once because in its infinite wisdom, knows that this is not the best thing for our spirit. We also know this.
However, what it will do is respond to our desire for prosperity and abundance by immediately sending us small signs that it intends and desires to lavish us with abundance.
What we must do, however, is keep our eyes and ears open to these signs.
For example, abundance may begin to show up in our lives in many forms:
1. A gift certificate from a friend
2. A favourite item of ours that just happens to be on sale
3. Several friends call us in one day and invite us somewhere
4. Opportunities to make money suddenly begin to come our way
5. Creative ideas begin to pour into our minds regarding how to make money
6. A friend offers to buy us our lunch or dinner
7. Someone comes into our lives just at the right time in order to carry out a favour or job that we don’t have the money for and they offer to do it for free or at cost
8. We begin to find pennies or loose change every where we go
9. We get a break on a bill payment or credit card payment out of the blue
10. We are given a gift from someone
All of these are signs that we are in the flow of abundance and prosperity. The problem with books like The Secret or any number of books that promise us that if we just do enough affirmations, the Universal Genie will show up and plop a million dollars in our laps is this:
# 1: Our belief system – our core thoughts about money or whether we deserve or feel we are good stewards of money may be blocking us from this type of abundant gift at the moment.
#2: Secondly, it may be that we haven’t been that great at saving our money and so we truly do not believe we deserve or would be able to manage that amount of money just yet.
#3: Thirdly, it may be our spiritual journey to earn that type of money through a creative idea of our own instead of simply being given it.
For example, if you have always wanted to step out and begin a business of your own and your fear has been holding you back – it is unlikely that a million dollars is going to be simply given to you. What kind of spiritual growth comes from that? It may be that the creative idea or business plan is given to you so that you can overcome your fear of stepping out into your dreams – and that is what earns you your first million.
The most important thing we must realize about our Divine, Universal Creator is that it knows what is best for us at all times and that it is NOT a genie – it is love and will bring to us what we desire in the form that is for our highest emotional, mental and spiritual good.
In the meantime, we must begin to recognize the first signs of abundance and to rejoice in them. The more grateful we are in the small things, the more we will be bestowed with greater things. We will also begin to trust ourselves more in regard to money, prosperity and abundance and this will begin to shift our core beliefs that perhaps we are not trustworthy or deserving of large amounts of money.
If you want abundance in your life and you are given a five dollar gift certificate or find a penny on the street, rejoice. If you want love and you are asked out on a date, rejoice. If you want a job and someone offers you a chance to make money – even if its something you may not like, rejoice. If you want new friendships and a stranger speaks to you on the street, rejoice. All of these are the tiny buds that are coming to the surface. We do not cut off the bud just because it isn’t yet the flower – nor do we curse at it and tell it, it’s not enough! Rejoice in the small things and greater things will be given unto you!
I challenge you to begin not only repeating a mantra or mantras for what you desire as if you have already received it in the present, but also to create a vision board with pictures and words and cheques for exactly what you want and put it in a place that you look at or see every single day to remind you and your subconscious of the things you are already grateful for receiving from the universe!
Here are some examples of prosperity affirmations to get you started:
Mantra # 1:
I have more than enough money to pay all of my bills NOW and lots left over for fun and travel!
Mantra # 2:
I am in abundance NOW and am wealthy and prosperous and financially free to _____________________!
Mantra # 3:
Money is attracted to me and comes to me easily and effortlessly!
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Well developed and supported. Abundance is having enough. Its in the eye of the beholder and very connected to joy!