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An Abundant Heart: How Do I Learn to Give?

When you grow up poor, never having enough for yourself, your family, even enough to fill your small belly at dinnertime, you sometimes forget how different others feel about giving. Perhaps, wealthy philanthropists are simply expected to give a certain amount of their money as a tax break. Some who have become rich after a life of poverty give more easily. Some people growing up used to the idea that a tithe if expected of God to the church. I walked to Catholic church myself, most Sundays. Perhaps, a neighbor would drive me. I watched as people put offerings in the basket, but I never quite found the place in my heart that became committed to the idea that there was a God-figure out there in the Universe expecting a payback from anything I received. I tried many times to simply tithe blindly or plan to give in certain ways. Every time, I felt empty and as if was an organic act. For me, it seems that my heart had to learn to let go of the insecurity of not having enough to learn to give generously.

We forget that generosity is a learned behavior. Often times, generosity is halted by old beliefs that you will never have enough—that you must hold on tightly to what you have, so that you will never feel poor again. I get it. I’ve been there. Here is a meditation that respects this mindset and offers a prayer and treatment for a change of heart. (continue reading below…)

Video of the Meditation Below:

 

There was a time in my life when I quit my job in New York to study the scriptures. I was on a completely Christian path then. I remember praying about my needs. During a fast, I received a vision to go to the Actor’s Equity Building. On the 16th floor was a receptionist’s office that had a list of perspective jobs for out-of-work actors. I was told in the vision to apply for the third job in the stack of jobs. The vision was very specific.

I listened to the angels or spirit that was encouraging and leading my heart into my calling, my perfect place on this Earth. I immediately saw that this job was a part-time job that paid $8 an hour. Certainly this was not enough to even pay for my expenses in NYC let alone classes. But, I didn’t pay attention to my brain. I listened to the guidance I received—for the first time in my life. I wanted to live by faith alone.

The job had already been taken by the time I applied, but the owner interviewed me anyway. He was so impressed with me that he called the other person and told him that he wouldn’t need his services. This same man, my boss, was also the owner of a recording studio. It was from the generosity of this same man that I recorded my first Spiritual Demo of music that I had written.

This is a simple story, but a powerful example of changing the course of how you are led. When you release and let go of that which no longer serves you, you make room for Spirit to begin filling your life with what matters. I even was allowed to use the studios that I rented out to people to teach privately, voice and piano, which made me more money than I had had in many months living in the city.

Your prosperity and Spirit’s leading in your life may take a few years of planting seeds and nurturing them for the substance of your prayers to manifest, but it will happen. Trust me. I am living proof of this.

This meditation is an extension of this belief. I hope you enjoy it and encourage friends to join our meditation group.

 

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Can We Prepare for Good Fortune?

As you can see above that the expression #good_fortune could mean two things:

  1. A stroke of luck, or
  2. An auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes.

In a vastly changing world, many people find it hard to understand the difference between preparing for your good and waiting for your good.

 

When the universe is constantly reflecting its nature in and through us, if we are looking through our human eyes we see two worlds. One world is consistently robbing us of our good, as we must guard and protect our possessions from thieves and the like. 

 

But, as we look at the Universe through spiritual eyes, we see the vast sky, the countless universes, the ocean that seems endless and wonder: Just how big is God? And if this same God is the source and life stream of our energy, if we are the divine mirrors of Spirit flowing through us, then we must prepare our vessel to prosper just as the universe grows and prospers.

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Continued from Above:

I tend to favor the Buddhist’s point of view. If we believe that we are conduits for the abundance of the universe, then our focus should always be on our spiritual growth, which would include being channels of good and prosperity for ourselves and those around us.

Are you ready for prosperity to flow through you in this way? Are you spiritually mature enough to win the lottery and be led what to do with the money? Sometimes good fortune doesn’t happen because our souls are too immature for the responsibility of wealth. We think we would not be caught up in the niceties and control of wealth, but ultimately we may be. Only the Divine within knows the Truth.

The Buddha says:

The Buddha’s prescriptions for prosperity and happiness have always boon laced with liberal doses of ethics. But sometimes the correlation between ethics and happiness is not very clear. The following pages try to make this connection.

The Buddha’s attitude towards material wealth

Many people, including Buddhists, believe that Buddhism spurns the acquisition of material comforts and pleasure and is concerned only with spiritual development. The attainment of Nibbana is, indeed, the goal. However, the Buddha was very much alive to the fact that economic stability is essential for man’s welfare and happiness.

In the Anguttaranikaya (A.II. (69-70) the Buddha mentions that there are four kinds of happiness derived from wealth. They are:

1) Atthisukha – The happiness of ownership.

2) Anavajjasukha – The happiness derived from wealth which is earned by means of right livelihood, i.e. not dealing in the sale of harmful weapons, not dealing in the slaughter of animals and sale of flesh, not dealing in the sale of liquor, not dealing in the sale of human beings (e.g. slavery and prostitution) and not dealing in the sale of poisons.

3) Ananasukha – the happiness derived from not being in debt.

4) Bhogasukha – the happiness of sharing one’s wealth. This kind of happiness is an extremely important concept in Buddhism.

So, to have “good fortune” would be to have all of the above, but most importantly the ethics and wisdom to continue one’s spiritual growth no matter the flow of money and wealth.

 

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You don’t get to this voice if reason or recognize it unless you spend time with yourself in silence, asking yourself important self-talk questions. This is like dating. You must get to know the voice of the Spirit by spending time in meditation and silence. This is the only I know to clearly download the power of wisdom and recognize the voice—IN TIMES OF TRAUMA—that is always directing YOU into safety!

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For the Fortunate #relationshipadvice #spiritualadvice #personalpower #newthought

In the American Heritage Dictionary, the first definition of the word fortunate is favored by or involving good luck or fortune; lucky. However, if you go on to read the more obscure usages of fortunate, we realize that the word has derivatives that are more likely to mean auspicious (would likely be successful in the future) or favorable. What is the difference in the two meanings?

The first meaning would give you the idea that a person—any person—could simply be lucky enough to be fortunate and prosperous. The second meaning however gives us the feeling that the fortunate is one who is a combination of pleasing to be around and gives one the sense that he or she continues to work toward a better life; albeit in relationship, work, or finance and has the capacity to be prosperous in the future.

The reason why I honed in on this particular word today is because I have a friend who believes he is simply unfortunate and unlucky in all ways. This leads him to distrust his own instincts and especially any leading from his soul. He called me a couple of days ago and was distraught. He has been searching for a job for quite some time. He finds one, decides its not good then leaves. He finds a better job, then the company closes. This has happened about six times in the last six years. To most people, this man would seem to be unlucky. But I don’t see his life as unlucky.

He is made in the image of God. His mind and his creative power to make the best life and a prosperous one, at that, is within him, as it is in all of us. What he lacks is not luck. He lacks the positive input to teach himself truth at all costs and to trust in who he is spiritually.

If wealthy people lose their money, they usually do not stay down long before they are wealthy again. Why? Wealthy people have a sense of knowing that they deserve wealth. Is this what one would call selfish? If you think this to be true, perhaps, that’s why you lack in finances. What prince or princess (child of the King) is poor, unless he, like the Prodigal Son, decides to squander his fortune and is too embarrassed to come back to the Source to regain his stature and a robes of velvet?

I’m here to tell you today, if you have a dream or an idea about your future that is a viable one, you have the capacity to achieve it. Seeds that you plant in the earth don’t ever get spit out by the earth. The earth grows what you plant. If you plant negativity, the earth will give you weeds. If you plant positive ideas and truth, you will likely receive all the good fruit from a tree that took a little longer to grow but is well rooted and grounded and thrives in the sunlight of Good.

Today, be fortunate!

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