Money in itself is neither good nor bad. It’s merely a tool that allows us to take care of our human needs. It’s a symbol of the life energy we receive for the services we provide to life. If we are constantly concerned about how we are going to provide for our families, we are unable to give our best to life.

When we are able to move beyond lack, not only are we able to help ourselves but we are able to help many others. Here are three practices to help us create prosperity in our lives.

Money is something we all can most likely use more of. Too often, though, we think in terms of lack rather than in terms of abundance. When we think in terms of lack, we keep money in abeyance, out there somewhere but not in our bank accounts.

Practice 1

From November 2005 to February 2007, Steve Pavlina started an experiment, a $1,000,000 experiment (Million Dollar Experiment http://www.stevepavlina.com/million-dollar-experiment.htm). He wondered if it was possible to make $1 million through intention, guided by intuition and synchronicity. He decided to find out and invited others to join him.

Every day for 60 seconds participants are to sit quietly with this intention: In an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way, in its own perfect time, for the highest good of all, I intend $1 million to come into my life.

During the period of time the experiment ran, the 1,730 people who participated reported manifesting a combined total of $1,247, 929 in extra money.

You might want to give it a try. We’ll hold the energy for each other. 

Practice 2

In a blank check register, pay yourself in “energy money” $200 the first day. You must spend all the money, so write down how much you are spending and where you are spending it. For example, you might designate 10 percent as a donation to a spiritual source; another 10 percent for a wealth-building account; or you might buy groceries, theatre thickets; or pay a bill, etc. 

The second day, you double the amount you pay yourself, so you’ll have $400 to spend. The third day you’ll have $800, and so on. As you go along, any money issues you have will start to come up. They sure did for me.

It was around the $8,000 mark when I told a friend I was getting bored with the experiment. He asked me what I was “buying” (remember this is all energy money; not “real” currency). I said that I was making donations, saving some, paying the mortgage, vet bills, electrical bill, etc., etc., etc. He was yawning by the time I finished.

“What are you buying that’s fun?” he asked.

I had to think about that for a few minutes. “I bought some books,” I said. I like to read.

“Buy a $200 bottle of wine,” he suggested.

I nearly choked. “I hardly ever drink,” I sputtered. “Plus, I can’t imagine spending $200 on a bottle of wine.”

“That’s the problem,” he said.

And as he smiled, I got it. It wasn’t about buying a $200 bottle of wine. It was about having the consciousness of prosperity, and I didn’t have it. I wasn’t having any fun with money. Somewhere in my belief system, I had the idea that I had to work hard for money and I wasn’t allowed to be frivolous. Ha!

Although I’m still not buying a $200 bottle of wine, I do have a better balance in my life of work and play. I’ve also had to learn to play games with myself around money to avoid getting bored. Although money may never be my strongest motivation in how I live my life, I have learned to respect it more and in turn respect myself more.

Practice 3

Give and receive. You’ve heard me say it before that giving and receiving are like breathing in and breathing out. On the in breath, we receive; on the out breath, we give. We can’t have one without the other. When we give we signal to the Universe that we have plenty to give because we know that we are always provided all we need, and so we are.

In our generosity to give that which we want in our lives, we help to keep the abundance of the universe in motion and circulating through our lives.

If you had $1 million dollars, how would you help the world? Would you build houses for the homeless, feed the poor, give to educational services? Thinking about how we would share our wealth opens the energy for the possibilities of greater prosperity coming to us. Go ahead, dream BIG.

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