Life is On Your Side
Prospering regardless of circumstance
By Rev. Leon Campbell
The significance of prosperity has taken on a new meaning for me as it evolved over time. I grew up in a Midwestern blue-collar family who believed that money was scarce and you had to work by the “sweat of your brow” to earn it. This mindset shaped my early childhood understanding and, as a result, I spent my young adult years chasing this elusive thing called money.
One day I got tired of the chase and allowed a new perspective to enter my awareness by looking deeply within mySelf through spiritual study, meditation, and affirmative prayer. I began to see that nothing had happened to me, and instead that everything was happening through me. I caught that I had placed limits on prosperity by relegating it only to money. My vision expanded and I realized prosperity is a state of consciousness.
According to The American Heritage Dictionary, “favorable” is the root meaning of prosperity; it is a gracious, friendly, or obliging act that is freely granted. Prosperity, like love, wisdom, peace and joy, etc., is a free gift of God that I don’t have to earn and instead simply open myself to receive. It is in the air we breathe and the trillions of cells in the human body. Each of us lives, moves and has our being in prosperity, and when we fully embody this awareness, money appears in our lives with grace and ease.
First, make an extensive list of things that are produced in abundance, i.e., apples, grass, grains of sand, stars, etc. Reflect upon it and offer a prayer of thanksgiving.
Next, reflect upon all the things in your life for which you are grateful, even the seemingly small things. Revisit your list in the morning and again in the evening, adding to it as you are inspired to do so. Include all that you are grateful for as part of your daily spiritual practice.
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