Expanding Your Prosperity Consciousness

 “Expanding Your Prosperity Consciousness”

 
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Most people don’t use the word “prosperity” in conversation. You probably hear people talking about wanting to make more money, wanting to get out of debt, or wanting to attract more clients.

However, when people think they want more money, what they actually want is the experience that they think more money will give them, whether that’s happiness, peace of mind, or freedom. That experience is the experience of prosperity.

The first step in expanding your prosperity consciousness is to realize that if you are reading this article, you are already wealthy, at least wealthier than 95% of the world’s population.

Think about it. Would you trade financial lives without someone else on the planet at random? If you’re lucky, you could end up with the finances of someone extremely wealthy like Bill Gates or Richard Branson. However, the odds are against you. You would probably end up with a far lower standard of living than what you have now.

Take time into the equation. Would you trade places with a king or a queen 300 years ago? To “live like a king” sounds great. That was the most lavish possible lifestyle at the time. You would have feasts and servants. On the other hand, you wouldn’t have running water, electricity, phones, antibiotics, internet, airplanes, or any of the other modern conveniences that we tend to take for granted.

You’re already beginning to feel more prosperous, aren’t you?

The next step is to define what prosperity means to you so that you know what you’re going for and so that you’ll know when you get it. Otherwise, it’s like playing a game with no rules. How do you know when you’re winning?

According to popular minister and author Eric Butterworth:
 

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking,
and not just money or things.
 

Poverty is a way of living and thinking,
and not just a lack of money or things.”
 

As for the dictionary definition: prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, success, or good fortune. Prosperity often encompasses wealth but also includes others factors that are independent of wealth to varying degrees, such as happiness and health.

It’s also important to ask yourself:

Do you want to be wealthy?

If so, what is “Wealth?”

How much money would you need to have to consider yourself wealthy? $100,000 per year in income? $5,000,000 net worth? It’s completely subjective, different for everybody, and it probably even changes for you over time.

The word “wealth” comes from the old English word “weal”, which means “well-being.”

When you say you want to be wealthy, you are really saying that you want to live in the experience of well-being. It’s not the actual dollars (or euros or yen, etc.) that you want. It’s the experience that you believe those dollars will bring you.

Here’s my definition, that you’re welcome to adopt for yourself… prosperity is the experience of feeling grateful for the abundance that’s in your life right now AND looking forward to even more.

When you cultivate that way of thinking and living, can you see how it’s easier to attract more wealth than when you’re living in scarcity and fear?

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Comments

  1. I’m with you on not living in scarcity and fear and really like this: “prosperity is the experience of feeling grateful for the abundance that’s in your life right now AND looking forward to even more.”

    I love this whole way of thinking about prosperity and just love the Eric Butterworth quotes

    Thanks!

  2. PJ, great article!! I definitely feel prosperous after reading your article. I love this: “prosperity is the experience of feeling grateful for the abundance that’s in your life right now AND looking forward to even more.” YES!

  3. Hi PJ, that’s so true about ‘trading places with a king’ from 300 years ago, and trading places with anyone in the world!

    Our quality of life has gone up so much in the western world, but unfortunately there is still so much work to do in places like Africa to lift the living standards.

  4. PJ I love this post. It’s so true and inspired.

  5. I love how you contextualize these points of view. This is one of my favorite posts of yours!
    Thanks for blogging. Sally @ http://www.mayyourmusebewithyou.com

  6. Amethyst says:

    Great article, PJ! I have really been focusing on my idea of “wealth” and how I want to live an abundant life this year (thanks to you). My husband and I are about to move into a new 3,500 square foot home…because SPACE. Also, I cancelled some of my other business trips this year and my husband and I are taking a vacation in Jamaica this Christmas.

    It’s about focusing on what will truly make you happy. :-)

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    I need help getting that web site up for my new business…best resource? I am an Energy Healer/Dowser moving away from being a licensed therapist. I am “old’ and lack many tch skills. Have not been able to make Word Press work for me.

  8. This is the perfect website for anyone who really wants
    to find out about this topic. You know a whole lot its almost hard to
    argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa).

    You definitely put a brand new spin on a subject that has been discussed for decades.

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