Since the beginning of time, philosophers, visionaries, and great spiritual leaders have talked about the natural abundance of our planet. The difference between being aware of our natural abundance and owning a hefty portion of it is one of the main spiritual lessons we come to the earth-plane to learn. It is the art of controlling energy and manifesting your thoughts and ideas.
We live in a 3-D world that reflects back to us the energy, words, feelings, and thoughts we put out. We're not all well versed in the manifestation technique, and it takes us time to learn it. But that in itself is a great blessing.
Imagine a world where everything you thought, felt, or said suddenly appeared in front of you. Sure you could materialize a million dollars on the kitchen table in 30 seconds flat, but each time you had a disquiet or a fear, you would also have a monster standing up against the refrigerator, trying to eat your lunch! We come into this sluggish 3-D world with the blessing of a special protection. We can have thoughts and feelings that don't instantly materialize in front of our eyes. So the fact that you can't just materialize money may seem to be a hindrance, but it's also part of a greater protection that allows you to learn the art of manifestation without getting hurt in the process.
The Abundance of Our Planet is Obvious
It 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. We know that money is not rare and that abundance is natural. 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. It's natural, therefore, for everybody to be abundant -- our natural state is "rich." The things that get in our way are feelings of lack, despair, and confusion; and the inability to master the marketplace of life.
More often than not, we get in our own way -- by placing in our thinking obstacles, detrimental ideas, and strange resentments that we have to clamber over to get to the honey pot. I'm sure that by the end of this book [The Little Money Bible] we will have sorted that out, and you'll remember what you already know -- namely, that life is energy, money is energy, and there's plenty of both.
Start by reminding yourself that there's loads and loads of money around. Perhaps it sounds a bit silly, but you ought to begin every day by telling yourself that there is no shortage of money. In fact, there are untold trillions of dollars, yen, pounds, D-marks, and so on swishing about -- more than you could ever spend. It's vital to understand that, and to remember that there are millions of millionaires: lovely, rich people to whom you can sell ideas, products, and energy, and so become a millionaire yourself.
Shortages & Lack is How We've Been Programmed by the System
We have been programmed by the system to believe that there are shortages and lack, and that uncertainty is normal. It is not. That idea is a psychological racket, designed to control people and keep them in line by making them fearful. Don't buy it. Most people, suffering from a limited mind-set, have no comprehension of just how much money there is actually available to anyone with the will to "step up and collect."
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Look at the ancient holy books. You will see that they are full of hope and positive expectancy and abundant affirmations. In the Bible, for example, the words of Jesus are abundant. He lived in abundant times. There is no place in the Bible that says that Jesus wasn't making ends meet, even though Joseph and Mary were supposedly poor at the time of his birth.
However, because we are taught a fear of power, it is naturally assumed that somehow money is evil, that rich people are dishonest and crooked, and that they feed upon little people. While the economic forces of our planet are certainly stacked in favor of the big institutions and governments, there's nothing stopping each one of us from gathering our fair share.
Money is Neutral, Abundance is Natural and Spiritual
It's hard to align to money if you think it is evil and nasty. But once you come to an understanding that money is neutral, that abundance is natural and spiritual, it's easy to see that having money does not necessarily deprive somebody else. Many of the great teachers have given credence to the idea that abundance is spiritual and that it is your feelings and the power of your thoughts that create abundance for you.
In fact, if you are wealthy, more often than not you will be disposing of your money commercially and charitably, supporting people around you, and adding to the overall velocity and flow of wealth.
As I've said elsewhere in my writings, there are trillions of dollars zipping about electronically on any given day. Those electronic signals are literally passing through your body right now, as are all the TV and radio signals that are in your local area. If you stop and think about the millions flowing through your hands at the moment, imagine making a slight flick of the wrist in order to halt some of that loot in transit, so it sticks in the palm of your hand. A flick of the mind is faster than a flick of the wrist.
Money is good. Greed is not good. However, there is no reason why you can't be very rich, stinking rich, in fact, and still be an extremely spiritual and wonderfully generous person aligned to the God Force, with a huge heart and compassion for everyone you meet.
Our Supposedly Solid Reality Is Not Actually Solid At All
One of the inner concepts we have to grasp early on is that the whole of our reality exists in a wave-particle duality. It is a key factor in understanding why some people are rich and others aren't.
What the wave-particle duality means at a quantum level is that our supposedly solid reality is not actually solid at all. Everything exists in an oscillation or a hazy-wave; it is ill defined. This hazy-wave condition remains the same until a particle is observed, whereupon it changes from being somewhere in a hazy-wave state to being solid and existing in a definable place.
The metaphysics of money, and our ideas around money and abundance, follow much the same path as the laws of quantum physics. In order for money to become part of your life, it has to go from a hazy-wave state of ideas -- dreaming, wishing, yearning, and vague maybes -- into a solid state: a dollar bill, credit in your bank account, a coin in your pocket.
There Is No Lack, No Unfairness, and No Discrimination
If you can convince yourself at the very deepest level of your being that there is no lack, no unfairness, and no discrimination, and that making money isn't hard, you suddenly open yourself to greater wealth. This is because you've collapsed your self-denial, your aversions, and resentments, and you flip from the insecure hazy-wave state that asks "Where's the rent coming from?" to the solid-particle state. Suddenly you know where it's coming from 'cause the check is in your hand.
In collapsing your hazy-wave money dysfunction, you open yourself to endless points of abundance. This simple click of the mind opens the door metaphysically. Remember, all points of abundance -- points in our 3-D reality where money is actually delivered, where transactions take place -- are solid particle states, not hazy-waves.
So to make the manifestation process work for us, we have to put aside all our hazy-wave ideas of lack. We have to become centered and align to the solid symbols of abundance. We have to know we can do it. When thinking about your money flow, say to yourself, There is a way, and I will definitely find it. This affirmation works well for almost all of life's little problems.
Believing That Abundance Is Natural
Take a little time over the next few days to stop and concentrate on things you consider to be manifestations of abundance. Go to places where wealthy people hang out, look at the symbols of their wealth, and affirm that the abundance of this earthly dimension is holy and good. Yes, money can be used for evil purposes, but in itself it has no energy.
In order to make your feelings right, you've got to agree that abundance is natural. You can't look at abundance with anger or envy, and you can't become abundant if you exclude yourself. So when you see a person in a limousine who is wearing fine clothes, if you say, consciously or subconsciously, "What a rat. That lifestyle is not for me; poverty is holy and good," you deny your potential.
It isn't easy for most ordinary people to look at extreme manifestations of wealth and join in the idea. The ego is too racked with jealousy or inadequacy and judgment. We'll look at a palace and say, "That's not my kind of house." We see expensive things and say, "That's far too much for me."
To Be Abundant is Simple: Acknowledge Abundance All Around You
To be abundant is simple, but first you have to be able to join in with your feelings. It's not vital that you can instantly visualize yourself in the presidential suite of a five-star hotel, providing you don't deny yourself the possibility.
In other words, you may say, "I don't have to stay at the Grand Hotel, but it's certainly something I could take in my stride; it's certainly something that I am pleased exists. More over, I'm thrilled for the people checking into the presidential suite right now." In this way, you switch from the negative affirmation that money is bad and that poverty is holy to the idea that money is neutral, that abundance is natural and God-given.
Acknowledging abundance as a daily affirmation is a part of your disciplined action plan. Make a point of noticing the plum tree full of fruit, gaze at fields of wheat, meditate on the endless rows of vegetables at the supermarket, and accept the warmth of the sun as it rises each morning. Also, engage your childlike self, with awe, in the abundance of stars in the night sky.
Each of these are signposts of the Universe-at-Large reminding you that you have the gift of life -- that your journey takes place on a planet that is blessed and chock full of everything you're ever going to need.
Say to yourself several times a day, There's plenty of money in the world, and large chunks of it are just about to drop effortlessly into my lap. Tell yourself this out loud, for in vocalizing things, you invoke them and make them real. There's nothing wrong with a bit of "fake it till you make it." It's just an affirmation, and anyway, you will make it real in the end. Yes, of course you will!
Money is just a Symbol
Money is just a symbol we use to facilitate the gathering of memories and experiences. It assists in interaction with others, and it allows us to come to concepts of honor and integrity, fairness and compassion. It's one way you endorse and love yourself, for it is how you make yourself okay. Using money to nurture yourself is a manifestation of your acceptance of self, your endorsement of self. Can you really love the world if you don't include and love yourself?
Money is in there with you on the spiritual journey; it's a part of the self-realization seminar you signed up for this lifetime. Yet, most are victimized by this idea because they fall for the ego-trap of thinking that their self-worth is linked to glamour, wealth, and their bank balance. You are eternal and worth plenty, even if you are "busted flat in Baton Rouge, and heading for the train...."
And the money seminar you signed up for is just that. A seminar. It has many useful lessons; ponder on them. From money we learn honesty, correctness, and generosity. We also learn the proper use of power; and sometimes we stuff it up, wielding our money darkly, manipulating and terrorizing people, or using our wealth to gain an unfair advantage over others. Sometimes money shows us how covert we are; or worse, it shows us how to be mean and nasty.
Money is a Special Mirror That Tells us About Ourself
Money is a special mirror; it tells us stories about ourselves if we choose to look in it. And from this wonderful symbol, "money," we learn trust and faith and hope. We come to believe in ourselves. We are forced to be creative, look the world in the eye, and offer our energy -- our wares. And we are asked to do that honestly and correctly, with kindness for all.
Money forces us to believe in unseen forces, and it helps us to be grateful and to remember God. Money sometimes shows us the road out, when others are dark and sneaky and ugly about the symbol. It shows us many things, money does. It's a friend, harsh and blunt sometimes, but a true friend, nonetheless. We have to believe in money, as we have to believe in our friends, no matter what their weaknesses and faults. Yes, money carries us a part of the way to unconditional love. It does, strange as the idea may seem. So expect the best from your seminar, and expect your friend to show up right away.
Asking For Payment from the Universe
Now do this: Get a seven-day candle (one of those votive candles in a glass "jar"), and place it in the southwest corner of your home. With the candle you can place any sacred or power object you may have. Next, you'll write a letter to the Universe-at-Large asking for a cash refund. I'll explain: In this lifetime, you have worked, you have helped people, and you have loved and cared for them. You have generated good energy, much of which you didn't get paid for because, naturally, you didn't expect to get paid for kindness. But you are entitled to a cash return for all that love and energy you put out, but only if you ask for it. So ask.
Tell the Universe, Hey! I've done this and that, and I've worked diligently on myself, and I've helped others. And as money is only energy and I've put out loads and loads of energy, I want a return of that energy -- a refund -- and I want it in cash and right away. Or, anyway, as soon as possible. Add a sentence that says you love and believe in yourself, that you love and believe in others, that you know the world is abundant, and that you feel worthy and entitled to your cash refund.
Light the candle and put the letter with it. Then each day, visit your sacred spot and ponder on the imminent arrival of your refund. Do this until your refund appears, restating your affirmations and replacing the candle each week for as long as necessary. It's okay to leave these candles burning all the time just make sure they're in a safe place.
Expect a surprise. You'll be amazed. When I did this exercise, I waited for a few weeks, then $30,000 dropped in my lap unexpectedly. Nice refund, I'm thinking.
Reprinted with permission of the publisher,
Hay House, Inc. http://hayhouse.com
The Little Money Bible: The Ten Laws of Abundance
by Stuart Wilde.
About the Author
Author and lecturer Stuart Wilde was one of the real characters of the self-help, human potential movement. His style: humorous, controversial, poignant, and transformational. He has written over 10 books, including those that make up the very successful Taos Quintet, which are considered classics in their genre. They are: Affirmations, The Force, Miracles, The Quickening, and The Trick to Money Is Having Some. Stuart's books have been translated into 12 languages. He died in May 2013. For more of Stuart's writings visit www.stuartwilde.com