I agree with Steve. I must admit, repeating an affirmation 50 times to make me believe something, is a struggle for me. I believe it is not about forcing a new idea down into me to change me – I believe it is about allowing the divine flow to rise up within me and pour forth from me. For we are now and always one with God-energy, Source, substance – it is already here and now. We are simply tuning into the energy, as we tune into a radio station to hear clearly.
Eric Butterworth in the introduction to his book, Spiritual Economics, writes that wealth is not about pounds and dollars; it is about well-being, which is such a beautiful, feeling-full word. Prosperity is not about having lots of stuff! Prosperity is about moving forward hopefully. To this, I would add positively and with faith.
For us in Unity, prosperity, abundance, is about spiritual well-being – it incorporates a wholeness approach: A whole experience of life and healing, loving relationships, harmony, peace, fulfilment.
Therefore, we talk about shifting our thinking, our consciousness, to align with the divine flow. Instead of focusing on getting more money, more things, better people into our lives, we practice lifting our awareness, our thinking, so that we know we abide within the divine flow. This is when we really experience, as Jesus knew and taught, that we live in an abundant universe, where every need and more is met.
The thing about this last point, of course, is that this is not about just my need. It is about knowing, and thereby living, within the understanding that there is more than enough for everyone. When we start to live with each other in a way where every person is honoured, respected and valued, every person is then free to share their wisdom, creativity, skills and knowledge and we are all blessed. Moreover, not just human beings, but also all of life is honoured, respected, valued, enriched and blessed.
What a prosperous way to live! Let us value and respect ourselves, each other and our planet. Let us shift our awareness, our consciousness, into the divine flow. For as we do, we will all experience greater abundance, prosperity and wealth, through the true meaning of these words.
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