Pretty much everyone you meet will tell you they want to be healthy, happy, and rich. Very few of them have two out of three, and almost no one has all three. Yet we live in the greatest time in human history. So why is that?
When I began teaching the principles of prosperity I came to discover something quite extraordinary...
The problem for most people was not a lack of knowledge. I could teach that pretty easily. The real issue was that they simply wouldn’t let themselves become prosperous...
They actually sabotaged their prosperity, on a subconscious level. They couldn’t accept their abundance because on a subconscious level, they didn’t think they were worthy of it.
Their core beliefs about things like health, relationships, money and success were formed by the time they were ten years old. And even though now they are 30, 40 or 70, they’ve never gone back to examine or change those core beliefs.
Say you grow up with an alcoholic father that is abusive to your mother. Did you realize just how massively probable the odds are you will grow up and repeat that legacy? That’s because your core belief about relationships was set when you were six or seven.
If you grew up poor and your family always said things like, “We may be poor but at least we’re honest,” do you realize the beliefs you were really programmed with? What does that really mean? Translation: Poor people are honest. Rich people cheat, lie and steal.
So you grow up and go out into the world and want to become successful. But every time you are about to break through, a little voice – that you won’t hear on a conscious level – says, “Hey, better stop doing that right now, or you’re going to become one of those evil, mean, rich people. Better sabotage yourself right now and stay poor, so people like you, you’ll be a good person and get into heaven.”
If you haven’t read my prosperity book series, I strongly suggest you do that. And be sure and read “Accept Your Abundance” first. That will prepare you for the rest, and allow you to let in the prosperity you are meant to have.
Remember, you can’t be treated for prosperity – you have to be open to receive it. So how you doing on that?
Randy...I wonder what the level of self awareness is for this concept. I THINK that I do not self sabotage and that I am indeed open to abundance. Right now I would say that I am definitely prosperING but not yet fully prosperOUS (on the journey in other words). Since I am not aware of any glaringly obvious anti-abundance beliefs...what are the subtle "leading indicators" that would indicate otherwise? Or at least indicate the areas to be more aware of...or change?
Thanks for this post Randy. I will have to go back and re-read your prosperity book series again.
I had the opportunity to read "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind" by T. Harv. Ecker and through this book I discovered that my patron of money had to do with anger.
I remember when I was a boy, my dad always said we had no money to buy the things we wanted. Clothing, travel, go to a soccer game or a fad in particular. That made me angry.
When I got older and began to be productive for my work as a civil engineer, every time I got my income, I immediately went to a mall to buy everything I wanted to achieve spend all or a travel agent to buy a pair of cheap airline tickets for a trip. Could acquire my desires quickly, however, could also quickly running out of money in his pocket.
Later, I had a time of great economic abundance and guess what happened: Exactly the same!
Today, I must confess that sometimes I am afraid that it happens again, because is not nice to go through illiquidity when I had the opportunity to know that I had enough money in my hand but it escapes me. I am aware of my abilities and my talents and that's why I've always managed to recover from these "crisis." It also decided: not to repeat history and for that I'm trying to have a strong emotional control.
I've come to ask: is that I have not managed to break that pattern of money I had before? And that is why I continue in my preparation in this regard. I will read the book You recommend to continue on this path, but I must also confess that I still feel that fear.
I wrote this comment as I have been out of mind because I'm translating surely comes from the depths of my subconscious in that direction.
Welcome feedback and suggestions.
A big hug from Colombia,
2 years ago I was blessed with having a major blowout with my dad. After deciding he was a negative influence I dd not want in my life, he came over to my house uninvited and told me what he thought of me. It wasn't pretty. But what a gift.
It took me about 2 weeks of working through the emotion of being attached to this man by DNA, the lightbulb went on!! I was being shown in real time the tapes and lack programming that was running thru my mind that was sabatoging my success.
To truly give credit where it is due, I am so grateful for your books and prosperity series (cds). The same for Catherine Ponder's books along with Jerry and Esther Hicks. I had read them once prior to the incident with my dad, and pulled them out again afterwards. Everyone should own these.
Great post Randy....Its great when you shed the skin of nonsense that one is fed as a child and teenager. And theres still more to question...keep questioning everything....I learnt that from you..and it works...:)) love Angie
Well, this is the hardest part of it all... the feeling of not being worthy of having an abundance of money. Yes there have been times when I have had a bit more money - but that little pile of money - have soon disappeared. And I would have to start all over again.
When growing up all I knew about money was that you go out and work hard, long hours all week long to get some money. Then you spend it - and go out the next week and do it all over again. I was never taught the value of money - or how to handle money or treasure it and make it grow on its own. We never talked about money - except, just like you mention, when talking about "bad people" or that "money is not everything" or "I would rather be happy then wealthy".... as if we would have to make a choice... hmm, happiness or a lot of money?...
My parents - family - is not very prosperous today... and I would dare to say not very happy or healthy either... basically not very abundant in any area. I am grateful now - for seeing old patterns and beliefs from my upbringing - that I have to change to allow more money, happiness and health into my life.
And I do agree on the note that you don´t meet a lot of people havin all three... in fact, I do wonder if I have ever met anyone?...
"Remember, you can’t be treated for prosperity – you have to be open to receive it. So how you doing on that?"
I am using several sources to recognize & reprogram my core beliefs that need to be changed. (Randy's books, affirmations, Catherine Ponder's book and Debra Berndt's book & self-hypnosis MP3s )
If you have memes about rich people, the following are from Debra Berndt's "Attract Wealth & Success" mp3:
* When I see rich people, I think of them in a loving kind way
* I like being around rich people
* I bless rich people for showing me what is possible
* I see new possibilities
* Rich people are my models
* I admire rich people as much as I admire myself
* If they can do it, so can I
Those are just a few she uses to help people change their core beliefs.
"Your inner world creates your outer world"
Take people who are in poverty, because of the mentality and programming they have acquired it may never occur to them that their success and prosperity is down to them and they have an affect on it in the first place.
They will contantly look to external factors for their supply and to blame when things dont go their way.
These people will then probably never end picking up a self help book to educate themselves and will never realise that they are responsible for the state of their lives and will then never change their mentality/programming.
From a political standpoint you are libertarian and it seems that you advocate no benefits for them.
Politically what do you suggest is done to help them?