Written by Dr Joshua David Stone
In series of books I have written, I realized that I have never written a chapter on prosperity consciousness and the issue of money from the soul’s perspective. Since this book deals with a wide variety of issues dealing with the Material and Physical Face of GOD, I thought it was about time I addressed this issue in succinct fashion. Mastering one’s prosperity consciousness, as opposed to poverty consciousness, is an extremely important lesson of the spiritual path. It also has a good deal of bearing on one’s physical health.
When one is stressed out over money this creates a good deal of strain on the physical vehicle. So let’s examine this issue from the soul’s perspective.
The first key to developing prosperity consciousness, rather than poverty consciousness, and making lots of money, is to become right with self and right with GOD. By doing this you develop the “Midas Touch.” This, of course, means that everything you do turns to “gold.”
The second key is letting go of the belief that money and material success is bad. Money, in truth, is a wonderful thing. The more money you have the more you can spend in service of your brothers and sisters, family and self, who are all aspects of GOD. The wealthier you are the more you can help manifest the Divine Plan into third dimensional reality.
The third key is to let go of the belief that to Realize GOD you have to give up all your possessions and be in poverty. This, of course, is a misinterpretation of the Bible and, in truth, just the opposite is true. To Realize GOD fully on all levels and to become a full-fledged Ascended Master you must master all lessons, including this lesson of prosperity consciousness versus poverty consciousness
The fourth key is getting rid of all negative ego thinking and replacing it with Christ thinking. When this is achieved you live in unconditional love and perfect harmony with all your relationships and this creates incredibly good karma.
The fifth key in achieving prosperity consciousness and material success is being creative. By this I mean not waiting for GOD or the inner plane Ascended Masters to conk you over the head and tell you what to do. GOD helps those who help themselves. Pray to GOD and the Masters for guidance as to how to serve and make lots of money, but use your own creative conscious-ness and mind as well.
The sixth golden key is to put GOD and your spiritual path first and have no false gods and ideals; this includes money. The only way to make lots of money is not to be attached to money. The Bible states, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of GOD and all things shall be handed unto thee.” Put GOD and your spiritual path first and material success will inevitably come.
The seventh golden key is to have a flawless character and integrity, always putting the customer first.
The eighth golden key is to totally dedicate your life to service, which will ultimately cause you to have a pure heart and which will cause the universe to reward you.
The ninth golden key is to tithe 10% of your salary to some spiritually worthy cause. If you don’t tithe, you at least should give seed money to those in need and it is totally your right to expect a ten-fold return from both endeavors.
The tenth key is to fully Realize that GOD, your personal power, and the power of your subconscious is a state of mind, not anything outside of self. This key has to do with fully realizing that most people find their financial and material security in things outside of self. The truth is, however, that this is illusion and a philosophy that inevitably will cause suffering, for to fully Realize GOD one must let go of all of their attachments. It is okay to have preferences and even super strong preferences for money and material success, however, if you become attached you are actually pushing that which you want away from yourself. As Lord Buddha said in his Four Noble Truths, “All suffering comes from attachments.” The test to determine whether your security is in GOD, your personal power, and the power of your subconscious mind is to imagine how you would feel if all of your possessions were taken away. Would you still be happy and have inner peace? Would you have confidence and faith or worry, fear, doubt and insecurity? The only true security in life is a belief, knowingness, and understanding of GOD and GOD’s Laws.
Some people might say just GOD is important. However, I am adding here GOD’s Laws because to truly be able to manifest money and material possessions in total confidence and faith you must also be right with self, not just right with GOD. You also must own your personal power as well as utilize the power of your subconscious mind and physical action; GOD will not do it all for you. Understanding GOD and GOD’s Laws as they operate on a superconscious, conscious, subconscious and physical level are the keys to understanding what I call “The Laws of Manifestation.” So, if having faith in GOD includes all these levels of GOD, then saying GOD is your stocks and bonds and financial security would be equally acceptable as well. It is in the integrated understanding of these four levels that total faith and confidence in the ability to manifest money and wealth, no matter what happens in life, truly lies.
On the spiritual or superconscious level the key to manifesting monetary and material success is prayer and meditation. Most people do not pray to GOD and the inner plane Ascended Masters, Archangels, Angels and Elohim enough. I am including the Elohim here because they have particular expertise, being the Co-Creator Gods and Goddesses, in the laws of manifestation. These also might be called the three lines of evolution of GOD, which is a concept for another chapter.
Meditation is a key also because once you pray for GOD and the inner plane Masters’ help, it is essential to be able to not only talk with GOD and the GOD Force, but to also listen to GOD and the GOD Force. Once you pray, GOD and the GOD Force may have inner guidance as to ideas or certain steps that they recommend taking to achieve your prayer preferences. This can occur not only in meditation, but also in your daily life through your intuition. An essential part of this key is to stay attuned to GOD, the inner plane Ascended Masters, and your own Mighty I Am Presence for continual guidance.