Is it having enough money in your life?
Is it having enough love in your life?
Is it doing everything you want, when you want – you know, choices and freedom to choose?
What exactly is prosperity in your life?
It is anything that makes you feel safe, joyous and cup half full type of feeling. I want to say “satiated on all levels”. Mind, body and soul.
Years ago (the old me), prosperity actually meant having it all, money, time, love and security. Whatever that meant. How did I quantify it? This was before I really dug deep and evaluated my life.
Well, in my wisdom, I found that there is never enough money, never enough time and never enough hugs. Until I became curious and started to really tap into the prosperity in my life. After some serious trauma and cathartic processes – I mean life changing – I know now that prosperity exists from the inside/out.
What makes me feel prosperous?
My family being happy
- The colors in the garden
- The time I can spend with my friends
- Doing what I love
- Small things daily
Recently I was at a workshop and one of the exercises was to dissect and list your perfect day. I was blown away. I live my perfect day almost everyday. It was such a cool realization.
Core Desired Feelings
As prosperity comes from within – one of the main focus was to identify what I really wanted to feel on a daily basis. Then make my decisions accordingly. If I could feel these feelings then the decision was in alignment with my core values. Danielle La Porte writes about core desired feelings in her book “The Desire Map”. Knowing what you desire opens your awareness so your daily decisions are synchronistic and aligned. Making you feel prosperous from the inside/out.
Know that you are worth it. Whatever it is? There are no rules. If you live life in flow, then inspired action is effortless. As you know from your core, that whatever you are doing is worth it. For example, meditation was very hard for me as my monkey mind was very active. Five years ago, I promised that I would start with 5 secs a day. And so my meditation began. This was two fold – not only did I feel I was worth it (that 5 secs a day) but also I got the benefit of the theta healing which occurred during this time. Yes, 5 secs works. It is a start and then it grew to 30 mins daily. I love the space the meditation gives me. Space leads to clarity, energy and direction.
According to Maslow’s Law of Hierarchy – if you think, it shall be true. If you focus your thoughts of scarcity day in, day out – this is what you will receive. Focus your thoughts on prosperity and what it means to you – your heart will open, energetically to having more of what you desire. In my work, I find that most people who come to me – know what they don’t want but don’t know what they want. Focus on what you want in your life and don’t be afraid to ask. The law of attraction offers us many examples to prove that the more you focus on something the more it eventuates.
So what does prosperity mean to you?
If you want to develop your prosperity, I have developed a workshop, Developing Prosperity Consciousness Workshop, all geared to you becoming Prosperous and Conscious. This is a full day immersion program in mind, body and soul. Come along and delete, transmute old beliefs, self sabotaging patterns and be introduced to effortless practices which will open your heart to prosperity within.
I love this! Your writing is so inspirational and warms the cockles of my heart 🙂 xx
I love how your take on prosperity is so much deeper than material objects. I believe that true prosperity starts internally. I also really like the idea of focusing on what you do want versus what is not wanted. Great post!
thanks Cathy – feels good from the inside/out xx
I love this! My view on prosperity changed completely after having my baby boy and quitting my job to start my own business. So yes, freedom is a huge one of my core desired feelings too. It's all because my viw on what success is has shifted as well – meaning that freedom, family and fun are my top 3 😀
Hello Sig, I love freedom, family and fun too xx
"i was blown away. i live my perfect day almost everyday." what a fabulous realization, maria. i had a similar revelation not very long ago, in answer to a question in an online course i was taking. imagine the world if everyone could be experiencing their own perfect days.
Hello April – it was a big aha moment – it was cool.
This is such a thought provoking post Maria. So often we tend to define prosperity in terms of finances. But to me prosperity is feeling abundant in all areas of my life – health, energy, relationships, career, relationships as well as money.
Hi Jodie – I so hear you – to me too. xx
For me, prosperity is good health, good friends, good food and the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis. I'm so very grateful to be so blessed.
Hi Sue Ann – that feels so good xx
Love this read Maria, prosperity for me is family and freedom. Conscious choices have been integral to living in a prosperity mindset 🙂
Hi Dana and thank you – umm conscious choices – so wonderful xx
Love the idea that prosperity is so much beyond the "usual" definition. I am constantly inspired by the prosperity I feel, just by living at the beach, breathing in the moist air, setting the tone of my day by my own centeredness. Love this post. 🙂 Your family is adorable!
hi Bonnie, love the beach, I live by the beach too – it grounds me too – just love the energy and universal messages and energies that come from a visit down at the beach. Oh thank you – my biggest joy is spending time with the family xx
Prosperity to me means doing what I love alongside those whom I love. 🙂
"Focus on what you want… and don't be afraid to ask." Love that! We often get so caught up in the day to day that we forget to ask for what truly makes our souls sing.
Hi Michelle – just lately I have been asking and it was interesting because I did not know how to ask – I know it seems simple and it is – just ask – it is ok 🙂
Prosperity… Being surrounded by the people I love most in the world. Enjoying good health and honoring my body with good choices. Feeling blessed to have a career that I love with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of my clients. Appreciating the simple things like sunrises and a warm, gentle breeze. Expressing gratitude each and every day for all the blessing in my life. Just writing these thoughts has me smiling on my end of the computer!
Hi Lori – that just sounds and feels divine – it had me smiling too 🙂
Prosperity means to me: happiness, lightness, and freedom to do what I want, when I want whether that be with my family, my husband, my friends or just myself. I like freedom of choice. I love what you wrote about the mindset. This year I've truly been focusing on having an abundance mindset versus a scarcity mindset. Thank you for the reminder!
Hi Julia – it is a journey and it is divine. xx
You know, it's interesting…when you said… "not only did I feel I was worth it (that 5 secs a day)" and I thought of the mediation I do each morning…that I didnt' do this morning… when he says… just doing this each day, sends a live message that you are worth it or something like that…anyways..when I read … that 5 secs a day… I thought of that and decided that i will set my alarm for a half hour earlier so I don't miss my meditation tomorrow before help comes to help me move… cause.. I want my body to feel prosperous … and abundant… and to remind myself… that I am worth the time… 🙂 awesome. I had myself a little moment there …xoox
Hi Elizabeth, when I first started to meditate – I didnt know what it was all about – but I am an athlete and athletes know how to stick with the plan – so 5secs I could do. Little did I know the profound long term effect and impact on my life that 5 secs a day would have – meditation is an amazing healing practice. Let's spread the word. xx
I agree that prosperity begins from the inside/out. One of my core desired feelings is FREEDOM, in my mind, body, spirit & even finances. It allows for more meaningful connections. Great post, Maria!
You and I both – freedom is one of my core desired feelings too. I so hear you, Susie on all levels. xx