Prosperity: What is it?
January 25, 2010 § Leave a comment
I think it means FLOW. When I am hiding something, when I don't feel deserving, when I second guess myself, when I am unable to find the gift in what's in front of me, it is then that I impede flow and place a wall between me and the good stuff. Intention is a tricky thing. I hear people often say, it was NOT my intention to ________. But it happened anyway. When I find myself using these words, and when I am being really honest with myself, I see that I am in conflict. I am on the fence over my true intentions. As a general rule, I believe that it boils down to this: my conscious intention is to find love. My conscious intention is to use my talents and be the next Michael Jordan. My conscious intention is to fly high. My deeper, unconscious intention is to play it safe, stay where I am and seek approval from others because I don't want to be judged. I am afraid of the unknown. I believe that my unconscious intention causes me to act against my own integrity. And then I see it (acts against integrity) outside of myself and wonder why it is showing up around me. The world reflects what I am hiding (mainly from myself), and what was NOT my intention manifests. Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There's a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything." Prosperity is about price, and we want to keep our costs low. Flow is spontaneous and efficient. In flow, there is no "I need time to process…" Flow does not work on the same framework of time that we've deemed appropriate. A dear friend recently told me, "you just have to make a decision and stick with it." What I've noticed is that we almost always go back to our initial decision anyway, so I think it's sound advice. I also believe that our intuition, which I know to be wiser than our intellect, is spontaneous and right on. Our intellect needs to process everything, create a spreadsheet, tally up the pros and cons. Sometimes it just takes that split second of hesitation to lose that edge. One more thing. Efficiency experts will tell you to touch things only once. Decide what to do with it right then and there and do it right then and there. Feng Shui experts will tell you that piles represent obstacles and reduce creativity. Imagine piles represented in your body wherever you carry stress. So I believe that prosperity means flow. Flow happens when we are clear about our true intentions and can make a decision, trust it, stick with it, and never look back. And live in Pure Presence.