A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance
Written in modern language, with an upbeat, humorous tone, The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity contains practical steps to achieve prosperity in your own life.
The law of prosperity? According to Gaines, there are four spiritual laws of prosperity:
A strong believer in tithing, Gaines feels that the results are metaphorical - "windows opening and a shower of gold coming in." This is the step that causes the most resistance in people. In reality, it is a fear of lack. If we give away 10%, how do we know there will be enough to go around?
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not [be room] enough [to receive it].
Tithing is an act of faith. GIving 10% of any income to he person, place or institution where you reveived spiritual food.
What is spiritual food? Whatever inspires you, teaches you and reminds you of the Truth of who you are. If it makes your heart sing, you are likely receiving spiritual food.
Along with Edwene Gaines, prosperity authors Catherine Ponder and Charles Fillmore also discuss the benefits of tithing.
The book has an FAQ section on how to start (even if you have nothing to give) and many examples of what has happened to people who obey the spiritual law of tithing. She suggests trying it for six months. If you are not currently living a life of prosperity, try it and see what happens. What have you got to lose?
Move beyond your limiting pereptions and discover who you really are. Common cop-outs for having all that you want are:
"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it."
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dare to dream. Imagine what you want. Don't worry about the "how." That is not your concern. THe Universe knows how to bring you what you want. If you are clear about what you want. If you don't know exactly what you want, the Universe will not know what to send to you.
Remember when you were a child and you could be, do or have anything you wanted? That is, until parents, teacher, siblings, or others told us that we should be realistic and stop dreaming. Forget the naysayers. Regain your childlike enthusiasm.
21 Day Challenge
During this step of setting goals, a very powerful, yet challenging, exercise will be life-changing for you. No gossiping, criticizing or complaining for 21 days. These actions create negative energy around you. So, stop it.
I know. Sound difficult? You may find that you don't have much to say for the first few days. Then, you will begin finding things to appreciate.
Mark each day off on the calendar. If you slip, you have to start all over again. The good news is, after 21 days, it will become habit.
Included in the book is Gaines' tried and true ten step formula for successfully setting goals and advice on overcoming fear.
Forgiveness is something we do for ourselves.
"An unwillingness to forgive is like stabbing ourselves with a knife and expecting the person who did us wrong to feel the pain."
It is sort of like spiritual housecleaning. Once you let go of feelings of blame, hurt, resentment, you make room for more positive emotions.
Do not judge others. We all have enough work to do one ourselves without worrying about anyone else. "If you see a flaw in another person, it's your vision that needs correction."
If bad things happened to you in the past, stop telling that story. Tell the story you want.
Every thought we have is a form of a prayer. The power of prayer is played out in your everyday thoughts.
Use the power of thought to your advantage. In Ponder's book, The Millionaire Joshua: His Prosperity Secrets for You! (Millionaires of the Bible), she says,
"The world you live in is the exact record of your thoughts. If you do not like the world you live in, then you do not like your thoughts. An uplifted mind is a magnet for all good things of the universe to hasten to you. Wheareas, a depressed, anxious, critical, resentful state of mind becomes a magnet for trouble to fly to you. The choice is up to you."
We all came here with a purpose to fulfill. You can find your spiritual commitment by following your passion. And verbalize it.
Courage is the commitment to begin, without any guarantee of success.
When you say your commitment aloud, you are gathering the team that will help you fulfill it. The power of the spoken word will assemble the people and circumstances needed.
Gaines goes into detail on the signals we receive and how to interpret them. After saying our goal out loud, you may get a signal to proceed, stop, or redirect your actions.
She also talks about the importance of self-love with a helpful two week exercise. The better you treat yourself, the better life will treat you.
Oh man! There is no planet sun or star could hold you, if you but knew what you are.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The joy you feel in pursuing your passion will let you know whether or not you are on the right course.
According to Gaines, the ways to prosperity is to follow four rules: tithing, goal setting, forgiveness, and discovering your divine purpose. Step outside of your comfort zone and see how your life can be transformed.
Following the The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity: A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance will have you saying,
Large, rich, opulent, lavish financial surprises now come to me, and I am grateful!