Sunday, October 30, 2011

10/31/11—Manifesting Prosperity

Today's Draw: The Nine of Pumpkins (Pentacles) from the Halloween Tarot. How do you feel about your relationship with money these days? Do you feel rich or poor? And is it possible your feelings might have more power to shape your reality than you imagine?

The Nine of Pentacles is a card of prosperity. But it's not a showy prosperity, it's more of a quiet comfort when it comes to money. It's dignified and refined. The lady in this picture has few worries. And without those worries her mind is free to seek knowledge and the other stimuli of life.

A lot of people, myself included now and again, have money worries these days. And Halloween can teach us a lot about the art of manifesting money (or anything else for that matter). The reason I say this is because we all buy lots of candy and give it away freely. That's the way of Halloween. We don't mourn every fun-size candy bar that crosses our threshold. We're more focused on the costumes the kids are wearing, the weariness of the parents or whatever. We give freely, because it's what we do. In fact, I think giving on Halloween carries less turmoil for people than giving at Christmas does. 

And what that means for manifesting is this—when you hold on tightly to money or material things, you're telling the universe money is in short supply. And when you focus on money being in short supply, the universe gives you more money in short supply. Because, in the universe, whatever you focus on is what you get more of. It's a simple principle. Think you're too fat? You'll get more "too fat". Think you need to quit smoking? You'll get more need to quit smoking. Think you don't have enough money? You'll get more "not enough money".

Halloween gives us a day to feel flush and able to be generous. When we focus on giving, we'll get more to give. When we focus on having enough, we get more enough to have. And when we focus on having enough to give, we get more "enough" to give. Whenever I start to feel "poor", I take myself out to dinner and leave a smile-making tip for the waiter. I act like I am infinitely funded by the universe. And so I am. 

So when you're giving out candy to the kids Monday night, feel like you have more than enough to give. And remember that feeling and take it into the next day and the next. The secret to manifesting money is not to focus on the "need", but to focus on the lack of need. Crazy, huh? Feel fully funded and you will be. Whether or not you have money has less to do with how much you spend than you think. Of course, if you want the money to respect you, you have to respect it. But it's more about how you feel and think about money than it is about how you spend it. 

And if you think that's a bunch of hooey, then consider this: you can be poor and feel rich. Or you can be poor and feel poor. The choice is yours. Feelings are choices. So if feeling poor hasn't done anything for you lately, try feeling rich. If feeling rich doesn't bring you more riches, then you can go back to feeling poor again. If you want. But at least you'll have tried something different to break you out of your funk.

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