Monday, October 11, 2010

5 Ways to Get Rich Quick

photo credit

"What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you."
~Oprah Winfrey

She is abundance personified, isn't she?

By rich, I mean in love and happiness, and by quick I mean it takes some time. I got your attention though, right? Hear me out. Once you start changing your thoughts to believe there is enough love and success to go around in this world, your realities will change drastically and you will become rich. I've been working on this for a long time, and like any other change, this can't happen overnight. When I think back, however, I realize that I've changed drastically. Even as a "positive person", most of my thoughts were centered on lack. We can change this pattern if we make up our minds to do so - it starts with the littlest things.

1. Start and end the day with gratitude. Many of us were raised to pray daily. But how were we taught to pray? I can remember always praying for things. I would give thanks, but I was always praying for God to intervene and fix something. However you choose to center yourself and connect with Spirit, whether it's prayer or other methods, be sure to focus your energy on gratitude for everything that is going on in your life. Be thankful for the awareness that everything that happens is natural and beneficial. Pray for strength and peace no matter what situations evolve.

2. Manage jealousy and competitiveness. There is enough love to go around. I think I should say that again - there is enough love to go around. Instead of feeling jealous of someone else's success, be motivated by it. Convert any negative energy into positive energy by giving compliments and supporting those who are doing what you want to do. If you are waiting to meet that special someone, and it seems that everyone around you is coupling up and getting married, don't let those yucky feeling get the best of you. Be patient and faithful, believing that this is just one aspect of your life and the best thing you can do to attract someone special to work on yourself. Jealousy will create bitterness inside of you, which won't attract anything good!

3. Trust that you have all the money you need. This is a tough one. We all want more money, don't we? Until we learn to manage and appreciate what we have, we will not successfuly gain and MAINTAIN more. I've struggled with money management for most of my adult life, and have just started cleaning things up in the last couple years. I would spend money as if it was literally going to run away from me if I didn't hurry up and spend it. This comes from a mentality focused on lack. When we adopt a mentality of abundance, we always have enough and we create the space to have more. Try it and see for yourself.

4. Make your dream your most habitual thought. Instead of your thoughts centering around unpaid bills, loneliness, an unfulfilling job - think about the life that you want. Think about it all the time. See it. Dream it. Feel it. Imagine how it will feel to make your dreams become reality. You may not know how it will happen exactly, but you should spend ample time thinking about why this is the life you want to lead and use these thoughts as motivation. Take steps in the right direction and don't give up. This is the determined path of winners - they work through their fear of failure and believe in their dreams religiously.

5. Learn to be a giver. Even when you think that you have nothing left, give. Whether it's your time, a kind word, or a sympathetic ear. Learning to give will set you up to be ready and worthy to receive. When we cling to ourselves and our things, we are once again embracing the idea of lack. Don't listen to the messages that dominate this world and tell us that there is not enough and we must cling to our own. When we give our time and our energy to each other, we create a cycle of generosity that gets bigger and bigger as more of us adopt this philosophy. When you think of yourself as rich, and you give as though you were rich, you will receive in kind.

"When your mind is an abundance of ideas, when your hearing is an abundance of love, when your life is an abundance of good people doing good things with and for you, you are rich beyond words. Abundance begins in mind, extends to deeds and brings rewards you can bank on even if you cannot put them in the bank." - author unknown

Do you have any affirmations that you use to help train your mind to think abundance? Do you find it hard to quiet the messages of lack that surround us in this world? This post is a short list of ways to start changing your thinking. If you'd like to hear some specific affirmations that you can say, or other methods to learn this abundance mentality, please let us know in the comments.


Alexis said...

Thank you so much for this. I love it when positive reinforcements come exactly when I need them. I really appreciate this post. Some of my affirmations for abundance are: I am love. I give unconditionally. I have more than enough more for everything I want and need.....By the way, I may link to this post on my blog if you don't mind.

Alexis said...

I meant to say, I have more than enough money for everything I want and need.

GG said...

Hi Alexis! I love it when we receive a message that we needed right on time. The idea of abundance has really been on my brain lately. Because I'm seeing the truth of it in action in my life.

Of course, we'd be honored for you to link back to this post!

Alexis said...

Thanks girl! I will be doing it today. I seriously stepped up my giving yesterday and felt great about it. Again, thank you. This post definitely caused an energy shift that is turning out to be quite beneficial.

MB said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome post...specific affirmations? I'll take them if you post them!

GG said...

@MB - glad you like! Abundance affirmations coming right up. Stay tuned :)

Post a Comment

RSS Feed Like us in Facebook follow me!