Imagine yourself being a homeless person on the street, hungry, filthy looking, desperate with a child clutched to your side crying because she has not eaten for a whole day and you are almost at your end, with almost giving up and really tempted to take your life because it all just seems like too much and you feel you cannot take it anymore. You have been begging on the street but today you have not been so lucky. A look of envy crosses your face as you see expensive cars passing by and you look towards the sky wondering what you did wrong to the universe.
A well dressed, expensive looking lady then almost passes by you but crosses the road and comes towards you with a vibrant smile plastered on her face and you feel welcomed by her smile. As usual, with a pleading voice you ask her, “Miss, please help me. My daughter and I are very hungry. Please give us some money for food?” You are almost in tears as you say this because you are at your wits end.
The lady with the kind smile stares at you for a moment and you find the smile infectious, almost returning it and she kneels where you are seated and extends her hand, reaching for your hand and you look away in embarrassment because she is so clean and expensive looking. With a soothing voice she says, “My God don’t you know how incredibly wealthy you are! Don’t you know that you never had to do this?” You look at her quizzically and wonder if she has lost her mind and you are about to give a retort remark when she surprises you by saying that you should look beneath your shredded mat. Out of curiosity you do and you find a door knob hidden beneath the mat. It looks a little rusty, most likely because it has not been used for so long. She encouragingly asks you to turn the knob and voila! You find that there is gold underneath it. Rows upon rows of gold. You are then baffled at the fact that you have had all this wealth all along yet you never realized it!
This is the truth about us, about all of us. We have rows upon rows of gold hidden beneath our shredded mats and we are not even aware that we do. How come? You ask? Well our wealth is hidden is hidden in our thoughts which are creative and we turn the knob where we find our gold whenever we have an abundance mentality. But what happens? Why do we never realize it? It is all in our thoughts patterns!
Try do this right now. Close your eyes for a moment. Take a moment to observe your thoughts almost as if you were watching them from a balcony. It might be that the thoughts guzzle you up from time to time and you will lose your focus but try come immediately when you realize you drifted away. Do this for about five to ten minutes and observe what happens. Are your thoughts mostly positive or negative?
For one I bet you will realize that you are not your thoughts. Notice and see who is doing the observing. Does it seem like it is a higher part of you? Who is doing the thinking and who is doing the observing? Are there two parts to you? Are there three? You have heard of the triad body, mind and spirit yes? Well, you just proved to yourself that there are parts to you. How does it feel?
With money our minds have been programmed to think a certain way. By whom you may ask? Society and those around us who taught us about money. For one we grow up believing that money is scarce, that we do not have enough to go around. We are meant to believe that money does not grow on trees when in fact it does!
Secondly, some of us have been made to believe that money is evil, that it is not good to have plenty of it. We may believe that most of the rich people in our society today got rich through illegal means and while we long for the money, a part of us abhor those in society that have plenty. Don’t we call them filthy rich?
Third, some of us believe that noble jobs, helping professions can never earn good money. Look at a researcher working day and night to find the cure for AIDS who has to plead for money to fund his research. Look at a preacher who relies on the little his or her congregation gives for their livelihood. Don’t we start doubting their character when they swim in wealth compared to politicians and business owners? Some of us also find it difficult to earn money doing what they are passionate about and love!
If we believe that money is scarce, evil and a rare commodity only meant for a few in society then that is what shows up for us! Our thoughts become our reality for they have creative energy. It’s like asking for a wish and the universe responding by saying, “Your wish is my command oh master!” When we then talk about money being scarce, evil or thinking we are not worth plenty of it then the creative energy we emit is even grander than thoughts themselves. When we then act in ways that belittle our faith concerning abundance in wealth then we cement it into our lives even more because we act according to what we believe and belief is a secret ingredient in our creative process.
How then do we attract money, wealth and abundance into our lives? How do we turn our knobs and access our gold? We do so through thought, word and deed. Think about it, talk about having it and act like you have lots of it. I am not talking about you spending your last coin in lavish living but creating experiences that put you in an environment of wealth. If we can’t do it physically then we can visualize it in our minds and profess it in faith and being disciplined enough to be consistent even when it seems as if it is not yielding any fruits because it takes time. While doing all these things, being grateful for what we have also goes a long way! An attitude of gratitude for what we have and for what is to come puts us in an environment of abundance. Imagine it, feel it, reprogram your mind to the tune of abundance and it shall become!
Remember, thoughts become things! Our thoughts are seeds which manifest when we plant them. The soil is the mind. Faith, belief, emotion represent water while the sun is represented by our actions. Our words can either be fertilizers that spruce up our plants or weeds that choke up our plants. Weeds can also be our negative thoughts. The world is governed by a set of laws which affect all the facets of life including what we have! Some are physical, some are quantum. We also cannot rush the process because there is a time to plant and a time to reap what we planted. Be patient. Lastly, what we give is what we receive. We can have the lives we long for. We have all the tools available to us and we can use them to create the lives we want. Let’s turn the knobs beneath the rugged mats and access our gold because that is what we were created to do. We were born to create the lives we want to.
Creative Writer. Psychologist. Inspired Blogger.