Ways To Attract Prosperity
by Lynn Robinson
"The greatest discovery of my
generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their
minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." - William James
1. Be Clear About What You Want
What would your life look like if you had
all that you wanted? Sometimes in the midst of struggling with what we
DON'T want in our life, we forget to ask this question.
2. Listen to Your "Inner Prosperity
Guide" - Your Intuition
Pay attention to what your intuition is
telling you and act on its wisdom. I define intuition as "when you
know something, but you don't know how you know it." Intuition
provides quick and ready insight. It may come to you through a feeling, an
emotion, a gut sense, a voice or a nudge to take a certain path of action
in your life. It may lead you to new work, the right contacts for your
business, or a book to read that opens a door to greater abundance.
3. Use Positive Prosperity Statements
Clarify and write down your goals, visions
and dreams. Write a short positive statement that sums up your goal. Here
are two examples: "I easily attract $_______ a month/year."
"Money flows easily into my life as I do what I love." Say the
affirmative statement several times a day.
4. Visualize Your Goal
Imagine what it would be like to have your
goal. Are there one or two "snapshots" you can create in your
mind of having the prosperity you desire?
5. Pray and Meditate
Ask for guidance from God (Universal Mind,
Higher Power). State your intentions and ask for help if you're having
difficulties. Spend time each day meditating or simply imagining yourself
in the flow of Spirit. Listen for God's wisdom.
6. Take Action - "Feel the Fear and Do
Goethe wrote, "Whatever you can do, or
dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
Making any change in your life often feels uncomfortable at first.
Continue to take action. Small steps count. Put the energy to create new
things in your life out into the world. The Universe will respond!
7. Pay Attention to Your Thoughts
Listen to what you tell yourself about your
life situation. Pay special attention to your beliefs about money. If you
find you have pessimistic or negative beliefs about money ask yourself,
"What's another way of thinking about this?" or "What do I
want to create in my life?" Would you rather be right or would you
rather be happy?
8. Understand That Life Has Ebbs and Flows
Life doesn't always go in a straight line
even when you're doing everything "right." Just as nature has
seasons, cycles, ebbs and flows, so does your life. Learn to recognize and
optimize them. There may be a time for action, networking, promoting,
taking classes, giving talks, creating business. There may also be a
period of time when you feel the need for introspection, dreaming, writing
in your journal or meditating. All of these times have a gift in them for
helping you create the life you chose.
9. Let Go of What Drains You
Negative people and situations can hold us
back, bring us down and immobilize us. Is there a client that takes too
much of your energy for the money you receive? Is there so much clutter in
your life that it's difficult to organize yourself to do your best?
Somerset Maugham once said, "It's a funny thing about life. If you
refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
10. Pay Attention to What you Feel
What's fun for you? What do you feel
excited about? These are some of the ways your intuition informs you about
your purpose in life. Can't figure out how to make a living out of it?
I've found that when you start taking steps towards your passion in life,
the Universe opens doors you never imagined were there. What would you do
if you knew you wouldn't fail?
© 1999 Lynn Robinson and Intuitive
Lynn Robinson, M.Ed.,
is one of the nation's leading experts on the topic of intuition. Her most
recent books include Real
Using the Power of
Intuition to Create
Spiritual Abundance (Andrews McMeel, 2004), Compass of the
Soul: 52 Ways Intuition Can Guide You to the Life of Your Dreams
(Andrews McMeel, 2003) and Divine Intuition: Your Guide to Creating a
Life You Love (DK Books, 2001). Lynn is a popular and widely
recognized author and motivational speaker as well as a columnist and the
Intuition-At-Work Expert for iVillage.com. Her free monthly
"Intuition Newsletter" is available at her Web site, http://www.LynnRobinson.com.