Prosperity Step By Step
The Secrets of the Universe
by Brad Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org
(This is the response to an email message sent to me 'by accident')
> I'd like to know if anyone on this forum has gotten rich yet, using
> ideas? Let us know. I'm a sales and marketing manager and the only
> I can prove my effectiveness is by RESULTS. The best advice in the
> world won't work unless we put it to work and carry it through. It's
> one thing to SAY it works, but it's another to DO it and have results
> to prove it. (Wattles says that too). Any millionares reading this?
It so happens that I am a millionaire, in that I own a company
that I created that is worth at least seven million dollars, and I earn
an income of over half a million a year.
And I started 22 years ago with a degree in Philosophy/Religion and
a borrowed pencil.
I have been diligently exploring prosperity ideas, learning and teaching
them for most of the last 20 years.
Here are the secrets of the universe:
1. The big secret first: our physical world is a dream world,
and it works just like dreaming, but generally slower. As you acknowledge
the dreaminess of it, and begin to work with it from that perspective,
the apparent speed of action increases. The way to direct the world is
through your imagination and will. Exercising your will strengthens it.
You can exercise it by doing something unpleasant until it becomes pleasant.
2. You receive thru the same doorway you give thru. The way to
receive freely is to give freely. Quality is more important than quantity,
since the universe amplifies thought into circumstance. Begin giving, and
let God perfect your giving.
3. Forgive God. Loving your neighbor is loving God. Forgiving
your neighbor is forgiving God. When you see a lack of God's love or grace
in any condition - look again. Look deeper. Jesus on the cross said "How
could you do this to me, God?" and then "I trust you, I accept your purpose
as my own."
4. No matter how you stumble and fall, are unable to meditate, turn
your attention from your real self for years, hurt and are indifferent
to the love of those around you, get back up and expect forgiveness
from God, and accept his grace wherever you find it. Whether your friend
or your enemy gives you something, it is a gift from your own true self.
5. Do not waste energy on the impossible. Do not try to convince
anyone or change anyone's mind. Do not ask others to make choices for you,
do not make choices for others. Both of these are illusions and a denial
of the love of God. The best thing you can do for anyone else is help them
make a conscious choice, so that they can learn from it. The best way to
teach is by example.
6. You are wealthy now with an abundance of what you are thinking
about. The world is a creative engine, and will create whatever you
are really thinking. Every thought in your mind is a prayer about you,
no matter who the subject seems to be. The only way to manifest lack is
to hold something against someone else. Give up all thoughts of offense,
revenge, of being injured, of self-justification, of needing to defend
yourself against others' expectations, of the unfairness of life, of others
getting some unearned advantage. Joy breeds joy and sorrow breeds sorrow.
When you hear of someone's good fortune, think "Good for them! God is blessing
and prospering them, and I bless them also!"
Charles Fillmore says "The inexhaustible resource of spirit is equal
to every demand. There is no reality in lack. Abundance is here and now
And he is absolutely right!
7. Trust yourself consciously. You really do anyways! The key
to mastery is to acknowledge reality. Reality is a simulation. The future
pours into the past thru the funnel of your thinking. Change what you are
thinking now, and the future will take care of iteself.
8. Your life is in a dynamic balance, based on your present thinking.
What happens when you take 2% of the amount on one pan of a balance and
put it on the other side? Of course that side goes down and the other goes
up, and the change is complete. 2% of your waking life is ten minutes a
day. Ten minutes a day of concentrated thought will change your
life completely. As a starting point, you might print this message
out and read it daily for one full month. When things start to change,
don't get excited and distracted, but stick with it. Don't talk it away
to others. Let the energy concentrate and build. The only thing God knows
how to make is a miracle.
9. You don't earn it, you learn it. "When you understand karma,
it goes away." In any challenging situation, ask yourself "What am I trying
to learn here?" Then begin to act on that principle. Experiment with your
life. Invest in your relationships by taking risks in your communication.
10. When you are stuck, find someone else with a similar situation,
and teach them what you have learned so far. (Often they will come
and find you!) Until you give it away, you don't own it. This goes for
wisdom above all things.
11. Understand that you will never create a situation that you can't
learn from. What would be the point? God is with you every moment
-it's his job. "I can handle this with God's help" is the beginning and
the ending of faith.
12. The only limitations are self-limitations. Let abundance begin
right now. Watch out for tendency to "Name it and blame it."
Responsibility is the opposite of blame. When you blame yourself or others,
you temporarily deny your power to change (which is wasting energy on the
impossible again.) Sooner or later everyone in your life that you think
is preventing you from being or having whatever you want, will either die
or move away, and you will find out that the condition is made in your
own mind. Why not act on this awareness now?
13. If you are alive, you deserve to be rich. God wants you to
be rich. He is more willing to give than we are willing to receive - no
matter how willing we are to receive.
14. We are infinite beings pretending to be finite. We have created
forms and conditions to escape the limitations of formlessness. But let's
not forget who we really are, and let's not pretend too hard.
The first step to abundant living is to relax, the second is to focus
attention, the third is to concentrate, the fourth is joy, the fifth is
to allow manifestation, the sixth is to give freely, the seventh is gratitude
to the true source.
15. Let go of what you aren't really using. If you are holding
on to something (person, place or thing - or even an idea) because you
think you might need it later, you are really telling yourself that you
do not own that thing, you do not deserve it, and you do not believe you
can recreate it in the future. These are all poverty thoughts. Clean out
your closets, have a garage sale or give to Goodwill, but let go of all
that spiritual cholesterol that is clogging your arteries of good.
16. Tithing is giving ten percent of your income to those groups or
individuals that you see using spiritual principles in a way that you would
like to have grow in your life. The secret to tithing is to understand
that you are tithing now, through your thoughts, and that conscious
tithing is just taking control of a process that is already occuring. Regular,
conscious tithing builds your conscious power to accept God's abundance
in your life.
For most people, a good place to start is tithing to your church, your
support group, someone who is teaching you, someone who is a good spiritual
example to you.
Many churches and centers teach you to tithe to "Your channel for spiritual
good". Well, that's the whole world if you choose to live in the Spirit.
I say give where you feel good about giving - where you can give without
doubt or restriction. If there is no such place, create one. Give with
no strings attached, and receive the same way.
Thank you for sharing with me the opportunity to express on this subject.
I have been enormously blessed as a result.
Your are hereby given permission to copy, email, print, or reproduce
this in any form without restriction. Put it in your newsletter or bulletin,
print it out and send it to your mom, hang it up in your cubicle at work,
use it as the basis of a talk or sermon, read it yourself and practice
the ideas. Let me know how it works for you!
Unity on the Web Brad