A Higher Meaning For Wealth: It Is More Than Money

A Higher Meaning For Wealth: It Is More Than Money
As I’ve grown older, my definition of wealth has evolved. Freedom is still of very high importance to me, and when I know I can give myself and my family the kinds of experiences I desire, I feel wealthy. I also have a beautiful home, and the resources to contribute to my children’s lives in any way I choose. Most of all, I feel wealthy when I can use my abundance to contribute to my purpose and mission in the world...

This Kind of Wealth Really Can Solve Problems

This Kind of Wealth Really Can Solve Problems
A life devoted to frugality taught me about “natural wealth” and the value of investing in community. Being wealthy crept up on me. I only noticed it during a recent interview. A reporter perched on my sofa asking questions, scribbling notes, and more than once commenting on how nice my house and yard and view are.

Attain Agape and Prosperity by Learning How To Love

Attain Agape and Prosperity by Learning How To Love Yourself
How do you learn to love yourself? Self-acceptance is the first step. Self-agape requires that you accept yourself as you are, warts and all. This means dropping every particle of self-deprecation you can find. You may think that feeling bad about yourself will motivate you to do better...

When Women Draw Spirals And Circles, Snakes And Ladders

When Women Draw Spirals And Circles, Snakes And Ladders
This week’s International Day of Older Persons reminds us Australia has made an international commitment to work towards the eradication of poverty in old age, and that at least one side of politics, Labor, has developed a suite of policies it says will help.

How to Attain Money, Love, Consciousness, and a Life of Balance

Money, Love, Consciousness, and a Life of Balance
Prosperity has had only one connotation for too long -- money. The subject of money has a powerful emotional charge, equivalent to the subject of sex. Yet, we will usually talk about it only like the weather -- in general economic terms. In this age of open discussion on homosexuality, menstruation, and incest, it is interesting that we are still very closed in what we reveal about our money.

What I Learned From My Mother: Poverty Is Not A Permanent State

What I Learned From My Mother: Poverty Is Not A Permanent State
I don’t have children, but I have thought a lot about how growing up in my situation shaped me as an adult. The greatest way that it shaped me is it made me more independent, and strong-willed. I grew up very much on my own. This formed the basis for my creativity and adventurous spirit, because being on my own allowed my mind to go places it wouldn’t have if I was always surrounded by people.

5 Reasons Why People Fall For Scams And How To Avoid Them

5 Reasons Why People Fall For Scams And How To Avoid Them
Con artists, fraudsters and their hapless victims are a staple of the news cycle and hardly a week seems to pass without a story about an e-mail lottery scam or a telephone fraud. Many reading these stories perhaps just raise their eyebrows and shake their heads, wondering how people can be so gullible.

How We Limit Our Abundance, Truth, Love, and Energy

How We Limit Our Abundance, Truth, Love, and Energy
What is prosperity? Many of you automatically think of prosperity as something primarily financial. However, this is simply not so. It is success by your standards: it could mean lying in the sun for an hour a day without having to feel you should be...

Why There Is Poor Mental Health Among Low Paid Workers

Why There Is Poor Mental Health Among Low Paid Workers
Being lower on the pecking order at work is associated with having serious psychiatric problems, our latest research shows. We found that abusive managers negatively affect the emotional and psychological well-being of those beneath them, and that they make workers feel more paranoid and hyper-vigilant at work.

How Big Banks Are Worse For Customers

How Big Banks Are Worse For CustomersYet again this week, the Hayne Royal Commission has brought disturbing news of misconduct toward customers of our largest financial institutions. This time super accounts have been plundered for the benefit of shareholders. Recent research from economists at the United States Federal Reserve suggests this problem is not unique to Australia. If true, this supports the argument that larger financial institutions should be broken up or face more regulatory scrutiny.

Three Facets of Being Financially Literate

Three Facets of Being Financially Literate
Several years ago when I decided to attract my ideal spiritual partner, I created a long list of qualities and characteristics I would like to have in that partner. I then released my desire to the Universe and asked for "this or something better." Well, I got everything...

Reflecting Our Spirituality In Our Work and How We Treat Others

Balancing Spirituality
I have always believed that separating spirituality from the rest of our lives is like shooting ourselves in the foot. Your spiritual life should be reflected in the way you run your business, the way you treat those with whom you work, and the way you treat your competitors.

Mixed Messages About Success: A Love-Hate Relationship

Mixed Messages About Success
Success can feel scary, almost like a shameful secret. Success carries a whole new set of fears: of being rejected by people, of having our parade rained upon, of having our success somehow invalidated or even ripped away from us overnight. Success can feel good and bad at the same time.

Why We Hate Making Financial Decisions

Why We Hate Making Financial Decisions
We all make tough decisions, but choices relating to money send many of us running in the other direction. Unfortunately, ample evidence indicates that aversion toward financial decisions leads many of us to put off things like funding a 401(k), saving at a sufficient rate, or just doing a better job managing our credit card debt. All of these things can hurt our long-term financial health.

You Can Allow Yourself to Have It All

You Can Allow Yourself to Have It All
It is a simple procedure to calculate the number of seeds in an apple. But who among us can ever say how many apples are in a seed? No one — and the reason is that the answer is infinite. Endless! That is what the abundance principle is all about...

The Addiction To Accumulating Money Is Destroying The World

The Addiction To Accumulating Money Is Destroying The World
Money is a powerful addiction, unrivaled in its ability to trigger good feelings, and what’s most frightening about it is that you can’t ever physically overdose. Cocaine, heroin and crack will kill you if you do too much, but not money. Money won’t harm you, physically anyway.

How To Find Our Path and Become Fulfilled

How To Find Our Path and Become Fulfilled
We have so confused money with fulfillment that the very meaning of the word has been lost. Fulfillment can only be truly experienced internally. It is not something you can acquire or buy. It is not a place you can fill full enough with stuff to take you there. Fulfillment is about completion and self-realization.

Ask and Ye Shall Receive: A Veritable Truism

Ask and Ye Shall Receive: A Veritable Truism
It has been dramatically revealed to me time after time that the Biblical pronouncement of "Ask and Ye Shall Receive" is a veritable truism. It only needs a deep-seated belief and a fervent affirmation to successfully execute it.Why does it work? Perhaps no one will ever be able to prove why in purely scientific terms, but...

Expecting the Best: Living by Faith Instead of Fear

successSometimes, intensity of desire can actually turn away things that are good for you because it suggests faith only in yourself and not in the higher power that has created you. Even burning ambitions and desires are most easily realized by allowing them to be realized — a case of "set and forget."

An Ethical Guide To Responsible Giving

An Ethical Guide To Responsible GivingEvery holiday season, Americans find themselves showered with mailed appeals, beseeching phone calls and emotional pleas from Facebook friends seeking support for pet causes.

Abundance and Inner Peace Already Live Inside of You

Abundance Lives Inside of YouFor many people, abundance and prosperity are tied to their level of self-esteem. You make a good living, pay your bills and save money, so you feel successful. I define success in a different light. Success can be measured only by the degree to which you have inner peace and if...

How To Teach Your Kids To Think More Critically About Money

How To Teach Your Kids To Think More Critically About MoneyAdvice on money often boils down to simplistic messages about budgeting, understanding compound interest and avoiding debt. But research suggests financial decision-making depends as much on our values, expectations, emotions and family experiences as information taught at school.

Societal Pressure: Keeping Up With the Joneses

Societal Pressure: Keeping Up With the JonesesThe root of the problem is that we have been conditioned to consume. Shopping is an American pastime. Advertisers have become so adept at convincing us we need their products that we no longer question them. They prey on your fears, insecurities, and ego.

How To Release Yourself From Your Money and Power Habits

Money and Power: Release Yourself From HabitTake out a pad of paper. Sit in a quiet, comfortable place. Meditate, or take a few minutes to relax. Give yourself as much time as you need to clear your mind and become still. Make sure you will not be disturbed, and that the surroundings are conducive to a quiet, inward experience.

Does Life Gives You Exactly What You Ask For?

Does Life Gives You Exactly What You Ask For?Someone said to me recently; "I'm not asking for much!" Well, her mind has given her exactly what she wanted...she hasn't got much. If you don't ask for much you won't get much. Your unconscious mind will give you exactly...

Twelve Steps to Abundance and Prosperity

Twelve Steps to Abundance and ProsperitySomething extraordinary emerges when we piece together Edgar Cayce’s statements made to many different people on the subject of material resources: We discover a twelve-step program for working in conscious harmony with the law of supply and abundance.

Can You Learn Life Lessons by Playing Dice?

Learning Life Lessons by Playing Dice
I started this journey feeling that miracles were rare and wonderful events. I felt mostly that we prayed for them and, if deemed worthy of such grace, a miracle might descend upon us. I now feel that we swim in a sea of constant miracles. They abound with such great frequency that...

As You Reap, So Will You Sow

As You Reap, So Will You Sow by Pamela Jo McQuadeThe spiritual law of giving is that you get what you give and reap what you sow. You attract more of what you give, so it's imperative to give from a place of the purest intentions. If you are anything like I was...

The Illusion Factory: Money Buys Happiness

The Illusion Factory: Money Buys HappinessWe live in a world of illusion, and these illusions keep us from our happiness — especially around money. Money drives our world. We organize our whole lives around it: earning it, worrying about it, spending it. Yet many of us are taught next to nothing about it.

Is There a Mind/Body/Money Connection?

5 Kinds of Money and the Mind/Body/Money ConnectionPeople tend to lump all money issues together, but they can actually be divided into five categories, each representing a different aspect of how you deal with and manage your money and wealth. It’s important to look at these categories individually, since each elicits its own set of feelings and beliefs...

The Essence of Need: Waking Up to Who You Are

The Essence of Approval: Waking Up to Who You AreWe spend much of our time trying to please others. Most of us unconsciously, try to please our family, friends, and co-workers in order to barter for the love we so deeply crave — but will not acknowledge.

Do You Owe The IRS Money? Here's What To Do

Do You Owe The IRS Money? Here's What To DoTax Day is finally here. If you’re getting a refund, lucky you. But if you owe the government money, you may be worried that you have to pay the amount due by the filing deadline of April 18 – even if you asked for an extension.

The Power of Focus: Learning to Use the Power of the Mind

The Power of FocusIt's so amazing to discover the power of our minds! It's probably the most fabulous, wonderful, liberating discovery that any human being can make! Barbara Berger tells about an important milestone on her personal journey towards self-empowerment.

Can Behavioral Science Help Clean Up Our Personal Finances?

Can Behavioral Science Help Clean Up Our Personal Finances?The first few months of a new year can be a stressful time financially. The Christmas holidays typically lead to depleted savings and higher credit card balances, while tax season is right around the corner. Unfortunately for most us, this isn’t a seasonal dilemma but a chronic problem that brings anxiety throughout the year.

How To Bump Up Your Credit Score

Take your pick, and take care on your applications. J.G. Park, CC BY-NCDebt is cheap right now, but only if you can get someone to offer you a deal. The low interest rate environment has pushed rates on mortgages and loans to record lows, but at the same time, banks have tightened up their lending policies.

Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong

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The legitimacy of a given social order rests on the legitimacy of its debts. Even in ancient times this was so. In traditional cultures, debt in a broad sense — gifts to be reciprocated, memories of help rendered, obligations not yet fulfilled — was a glue that held society together

What's Your Financial Personality and Horoscope?

What's Your Financial Personality and Horoscope?It's a sign of the times that so many people are careless in money matters. Nearly half of today's workers live paycheck to paycheck. Even many earning six-figure salaries have nothing left over at the end of each month. Saving for retirement is considered unfashionable.

What Are The Origins of True Success?

What Are The Origins of True Success?Many people hear the title Think and Grow Rich and immediately connect it with the idea of acquiring material wealth. Yet, interestingly enough, Napoleon Hill doesn’t devote a lot of time in his book to the actual making of money. For Hill, rich had a different meaning or, at the very least, a much broader one.

Why Having More Stuff Does Not Mean More Happiness

Why Having More Stuff Does Not Mean More HappinessConsumption. By a strange shift of meaning, this 19th-century word describing a serious and often fatal disease is the same word used now for a way of life focused on material goods. Is it time to bring back its negative, and often deadly, associations into our public discourse?

Get A Better Deal At Your Local Credit Unions

Get A Better Deal At Your Local Credit UnionsAs the U.S. continues to recover from the financial crisis started over seven years ago, the prospect of "too big to fail" banks still lingers because no real reforms have been made in the financial sector.

Money is a State of Mind and Flows in Channels

Money is a State of Mind and Flows in Channels

What is money if not a state of mind? If we view money as an energy, naturally flowing to us as we earn a livelihood, then we should be concerned with the quality of the service we give to others and the amount money will flow.

The First Step of Being Abundant Is Believing In Abundance

The First Step Of Getting Is Believing In AbundanceIt isn't hard to see the abundance of our planet. You only have to look at the fruit trees in the fall, the lushness of life. Buckminster Fuller calculated that if all the wealth of the world was divided equally among its citizens, each and every one of us would be a millionaire.

5 Things You Can Do To Resist Going in Debt

Our Economy Wants You to Be In Debt and 5 Things You Can Do to Resist

We pored through a debt-resistance manual created by former Occupiers to bring you these practical tips. Last month PM Press published the Debt Resisters' Operations Manual—also known as “the DROM.” But don’t let that menacing-sounding acronym fool you

However You Spend It, Money Isn’t The Key To Happiness

However You Spend It, Money Isn’t The Key To Happiness

How important, if at all, is having more money for our happiness and well-being? Unsurprisingly this question stimulates a lot of opinion and debate. But are people accurate in their predictions about the benefits of having money?

The "Paid What You’re Worth" Myth

The Paid What You’re Worth Myth

It’s often assumed that people are paid what they’re worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren’t worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now receive. If they were worth more, they’d earn more. Any attempt to force employers to pay them more will only kill jobs.

Feeling Down? Give to Feel Good

Feeling Down? Give to Feel Good

Many people say that they would love to help others in need but can’t because they have to get through their own personal crisis/situation first. How can I give to others when I don’t have much myself? Once they are taken care of, then they will help others. Sorry; that’s not how it works...

The Universe of Infinite Plenty: Abundance Unveiled

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by John Randolph Price. The universe of infinite plenty assures us that enjoying wealth on the material plane is not only our right and duty, but is the law. In other words, we must be rich -- not as a possibility, but as a certainty. Of course, it is possible to overcome or break the law...

Managing Money & Investment Mistakes

It's so much easier not to deal with serious issues like death, taxes, and money. Unfortunately, they're a part of life. When it comes to money, we all make mistakes. And, surely there are more than ten mistakes to be made. But if you're nimble, you'll not only avoid these mistakes, you'll probably avoid others as well.

Our financial smarts erode quickly after age 60

It must be someone’s idea of a joke. If so, it’s a cruel one. Consider: We ask older Americans to make complicated financial decisions about Social Security, Medicare, retirement distributions and more — just when they are losing their fast ball.

Tracking the Financial Bogeyman

One of the most important weapons to use against your financial bogeyman is tracking. Simply put, tracking involves noting all the money that comes in and all that goes out. Every time you spend or receive money, you will write it down, whether you’re paying with cash, check, or a debit or credit card; whether you’re...

Financial Recovery

Twenty-seven years ago, I lived at a prestigious address in the exclusive neighborhood of Pacific Heights near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. If you’d seen me then, you may have thought, “Wow, what a success!” But, as we know, appearances can be deceiving. The truth was that I was flat broke. Bill collectors were...

Lack or Abundance? Empowering Your Vision

Lack or Abundance? by Joyce & Barry Vissell

by Barry Vissell. Everywhere we look, there are signs of economic challenge: companies going out of business, houses not selling, rising unemployment, more and more people complaining about less and less money. This is one picture Is it the only picture, the only reality?

Having All You Want

Having All You WantWhoa! Hold on a minute, you may be thinking as you look at that headline. Yes, I know the objections, but come with me as I show you how the statement does hold up under spiritual scrutiny. As many of us on a metaphysical path, I started my training with visualization, programming and positive affirmations.

What Is Wealth?

Wealth is something we create. It is not merely there, waiting for us to find it and lay claim to it. Thus we see that it isn't only that we attract money to us: We attract energy, which then manifests itself in the form of money.

Money & Spiritual Growth

Money & Spiritual Growth

Once you learn to use money rightly, you will find gains on many levels. Your abundance, energy, joy — all will expand. I had an interesting experience, many years ago. I undertook what was, for me, an important project. It meant money worries I'd never had...

The Floating Fig Miracle

I was famished. I had not eaten for many hours . I began to feel anxious about not being able to get anything to eat until the next day. Somehow, I reasoned, I would be taken care of; even if I had to go without food for a while, my heart was full. I surrendered my sense of struggle and remembered...

Generating Abundance

by Paul, via Penelope Ashton. It is true that money should never be used as the only yardstick for accomplishment, but it is useless to pretend that is not so. That may change in the future, but for the now, money is the measure to be used as an exchange of energy. As always, the end result to strive for is balance...

Receiving Prosperity in the Form of Love, Time, Health, and Money

Receiving Prosperity in the Form of Love, Time, Health, and Money

When we use the term prosperity, a lot of people immediately think of money. However, there are many other concepts that come under the auspices of prosperity, such as: time, love, success, comfort, beauty, knowledge, relationships, health, and, of course, money.

Enough Already: Do You Ever Have "Enough"?

Enough Already -- article by Alan Cohen

by Alan Cohen. While having dinner with a well-known author and lecturer, our conversation drifted to money. "I have enough money," he told me casually. I don't need any more money." I know people with more money than this man, and they still don't have enough..

Financial Freedom: What Is It Really?

Financial Freedom: What Is It Really?

by Suze Orman. What do you want from your money? College tuition for your kids? A bigger house? Security when you retire? Wouldn't it be great simply to have enough money so you don't have to worry? The "enough money" part of that equation is easy. The "so you don't have to worry" part is much more complex...

How Riches Come to You

by Wallace D. Wattles & Dr. Judith Powell.

When we say that you do not have to drive sharp bargains, we do not mean that you do not have to drive any bargains at all, or that you are above the need to deal with your fellow human beings. We mean that you will not need to deal with them unfairly. You do not have to get something for nothing, and you can give to every person more than you take from them.

Energy Is Priceless

To make money, you have to deliver your energy in some form, to satisfy a demand that is out there. So your stuff -- your service, your creativity, whatever will always be different, unique, and desirable. Why? Because you will imbue it with energy, the God Force, love, and caring.

Fears of Managing Money

by Frederick S. Brown. Many of us are terrified of handling our money because we don't believe we can do it well, and to do it wrong would jeopardize our very existence. On a deeper level we know that money is not the source of life, but our egos don't, and they drive us to act as if it were. They imprison us in self-doubts and prevent us from...

Wilde About Abundance

by Stuart Wilde. If someone in a store undercharges you without realizing it, is it best to own up, or thank the universe for delivering more abundance? In the eyes of the universe, is it dishonorable not to pay back money you owe? What are the most sound investments to make in the coming years?

Self-Appreciation Is The Key To Spiritual Growth and Abundance

Self-Appreciation Is The Key To Your Attracting Abundance

Two feelings are fundamental to the attracting of anything in your life: one is gratitude, the other is self-appreciation. When you look at your life with gratitude, you shift your focus onto what you like. As you shift your focus onto something, more of the same comes to you. That is the Law of Attraction.

How To Create True Prosperity

How To Create True ProsperityTrue prosperity is not something we create overnight. It is not a fixed goal, a place where we will finally arrive, or a certain state that we will someday achieve. It is an ongoing process of finding fulfillment that continues to unfold and deepen throughout our lives.

The Trick to Money is Having Some

The Trick to Money is Having Some

Money is a symbol of energy and as such it has no real, intrinsic value. It is neither good nor bad, positive nor negative. It is impartial. The guy who wrote that "money is the root of all evil" just flat out didn't...

Always Wanting More... Can This Be A Good Thing?

Always Wanting More... Can This Be A Good Thing?One of the characteristics of humankind seems to be a desire to have more. Many experience the feeling, or have the belief or attitude of never having enough. We sometimes seem to view this as a "negative" experience, but it does have its positive side...


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