Well we’ve had some very interesting thoughts on the posts on how you manage money, savings and expanding prosperity consciousness. I think this last one warrants some further discussion.
I got lots of DMs on Twitter and some other comments about spending the nine grand for the latest batch of shirts I picked up. Now expensive shirts are nothing new to me. I have several beautiful silk shirts that cost more than $2,000 each. And I can say they are worth every penny. They are simply sublime.
I see on yesterday’s post Art Jonak found a store selling shirts for 5,000 Euros each. I have to find that store and get me one or two of those. I bet they’re amazing.
What was interesting to me was my reaction when the clerk told me nine grand for the ten shirts. I felt like I’ve got a pretty big prosperity consciousness, but I was still taken aback at the price initially, because these are regular cotton dress shirts I ordered to wear with suits.
But as I said in that post, I needed to expand my prosperity consciousness, because the thread count in the cotton in those shirts is exquisite, and what a difference it makes to have a shirt custom fit for you.
In fact I can look at a lot of things I own now and bet that the price tag would drop the jaws of many of you. Like they would have dropped mine in years past. I have bed sheets that cost $1,500, a $27,000 sofa, watches that run more than $65,000, and shoes that I paid $10.000 for. (At softball practice this weekend, my attorney commented that I have more money tied up in my cars than he has in his retirement plan.)
But everything is relative, and there are some important prosperity lessons here…
First I should note I don’t buy these things on credit and I earn a lot of money, so I can comfortably spend for things like this.
Second, you may think prices for such things are obscene and feel they can’t be justified. But they really can. The level of quality in high-end things can be amazing. And from a prosperity standpoint, it is all about the joy such things can bring you.
But here is the third and most important lesson…
The initial reaction of someone with lack programming is to say, “How can you spend that money like that! You could be helping sick children, curing diseases, or supporting other charities with that money.”
But that belief is missing a very important truth about prosperity. All true manifestations of prosperity are infinite. Things like love, hugs, beauty, and yes even money are infinite. They can be manifested again and again. (If you didn’t hear my talk on the prosperity secrets of the divine I did at the Unity church, you may want to listen to the MP3. You can find that here.)
Not only do I buy lots of beautiful things for myself, but I support many charities and am the top contributor to a number of them. You can do both.
So how are you doing on all this?
Could you spend ten grand on a pair of shoes, a suit, or a purse? Drop a quarter or half a million dollars on an exotic automobile? Splurge 30 grand on a vacation? Or would your old programming kick in and stop you? Please share your thoughts below and we’ll explore this deeper.
I agree that possibility, money, love, beauty is infinite. There is no lack or limit to the amount that God can bless us and that is His greatest wish. It is not a 'sin' to be wealthy, many great men of the Bible were wealthy beyond measure. The important thing is what you do with it, who you help with it. Does it control you or is it just a tool to be used for the greater good? How many people do you invite to share your beautiful home? Do you use your beautiful car to give others a lift? When you have too many lovely clothes, do you share/donate them? Every exposure/experience with others is an opportunity for good.
Not yet but I'm ready to! I see that by December though!
Interesting blog post. I would spend heaps of money on some things and not one others. Does that mean my prosperity consciousness is not big enough or are my priorities different? I would not hesitate to spend gobs of money travelling the world, but I am not that interested in expensive cars. I would buy $1000 shoes, but may limit the amount I spend on a shirt/blouse since women’s fashions change so rapidly. I would buy a big home and furnish it well. But not too big as I would prefer to have several medium sized homes all over the world (apartment in London overlooking the Thames River, a home in Scottsdale, maybe one in Sydney...) And yes, as you stated, I would feed the children, aid the ill, etc... Thank you for a blog post that will make me contemplate about my current thought processes and perspectives.
When I ran our bespoke couture company we catered for the prosperous client, such as you. We only used hand-spun hand-woven silk, wool and cotton, which we hand-dyed and hand-embroidered, and made each piece to order.
The type of fabric is called Khadi (think of Gandhi and his spinning wheel). It comes in all price ranges. What you want is the best, of course, which is normally reserved for the elite, such as the Prime Minister. You can buy it. When you're next in India.... (there were government restrictions on exporting it on the bolt to prevent exploitation).
Wearing clothes made from hand spun, hand woven fabric is a whole new ball game: it's conscious clothing.
One word of recommendation: if you can buy the fabric, bring it back to your tailor in the west to make it up for you to the exacting standards you require to avoid disappointment.
Enjoy prosperous clothing - after all, you are what you wear, clothes reveal who you are.
Love your posts,
with love, blessings, gratitude
Thanks for sharing you are truly a superstar. I am now listening to your message to your church - very powerful! Hope to meet up again in the future sometime.
This is an interesting topic as I'm becoming aware of my lack programming. For the past couple of months, I heard people say things that indicated a lack programming. Now, I'm having out-of-body experiences and hear myself say things that indicate a lack programming. Then, I catch myself and try to re-phrase what I'm saying.
It was funny when I shopped for a new pair of dress shoes recently. I tried to justified my shock in the price of the shoes. My mother, who was shopping with me, called me on it - she has no problem spending on quality clothes for herself. Well, since I'm not accustom to buying nice dress shoes, that was my excuse for the shock. The fact of the matter is there were times when I did not have the money and might have charged it anyway. In this case, I had the money and was initially hesistant to pay for the shoes. Needless to say, I overcame the shock, purchased the shoes, and wore them proudly. They were actually more than a pair of shoes for me!
Thanks for your site, Randy!
Savor life's best,
Thank you for your honesty and openness Randy!
Most of us that follow, learn from, and apply your insights know you share for the lesson and not because you want everyone to be aware of your clothing choices and costs.
The KEY in this post is paragraph 12 if you can pick up that key the rest is unlocked. It is all infinite if you let it flow, for yourself and for others.
Thank you Randy, for being one of those incredibly special people that keeps stepping out, sharing and reminding us. Keep expanding and feeling good!
In your Unity message i think you said it best when you related that the best thing you can do for poor people is not be one of them.
As far as spending on expensive clothing and such, skilled people are also part of the equation. Their expertise and talents are compensated by the price you pay. I believe that sets up a win win.
When I dream about buying beautiful clothes, shoes, cars, houses and holidays, I seem to have no problem imagining myself spending enormous sums of money. But something interesting has been happening in real life. My new boyfriend has been taking me out to dinner nearly every night, (because that's what he normally does), and he's always been picking up the tab. Although I always dreamed of a generous man, being honest with myself, I acknowledged that I was actually feeling a little uncomfortable about it. That's definitely a sign that I need to take a closer look at that.
I think living Life the way you do is amazing! And when I get to the same place, I might do it similarly, though as I grow, things change. I used to think having a stable of exotic cars, a $5MM home and several boats and infinite travel to luxury desintations was what Life is about.
Now my sense is more around comfortable luxury, if you will. The ability to give infinitely knowing the return will be equally infinite. An ability to pick up at a moment's notice and take my friends, family or colleagues on trips to amazing places. And knowing I will never want for anything is what my goals are set for.. Of course, I'd love to have an F430 in the garage and a Baltic 50 tied up at the dock. But in the end, it's the differnce I make with my abundance that will be the more important of these achievements.
Enjoy your shirts, cars, travel and everything else that flows easily and effortlessly into your Life.
If I want it, I take it. If I can't afford it, I think of what I need to do to get it.
I have some challenges with wealth conciousness myself. I feel guilty about all the money I spend advertising my business. However for my to make the money I want to make it is neccassary. I often talk to prosperity challenged prospect who tell me they don't have a couple of hundred of dollars to invest in a business. If you don't have a couple of hundred of dollars to invest in yourself, You have to change what you are doing.
Thanks for a great post and putting into perspective the "having it all and still donating" thing. I can see where people can get hung up on such things.
You continue to amaze me.
Wow Randy, once again you've got the brain ticking overtime. I mean, if the things we want in life are there, and the money to attain them is infinite and always available...what is our problem?! I guess arguing for and sticking by our limitations is a stronger force than many of us are able to fight out of. This has been an excellent series of thoughts on prosperity, look forward to the next one.
I love you, Randy! Nobody does prosperity conciousness better than you! I recently took a course on attracting prosperity, and the people there were so sorry, trying to think prosperous but between the lines it was all poor me, poor me. Your attitude is 100% positive, and what a relief it is!
The person making the shirts is selling value and he has the talent and what it takes to attract someone like Randy. Randy is not extravagant and is paying for value and he can afford it.
The lesson here is that one can also apply skills and talent to make products that can attract people willing to buy for perceived or true value regardless of the price. And what do you do with the money? Acquire what you value regardless of price and donate more to charity.
Hey Randy, love your posts, so inspiring. I'm not at your level yet but working hard on building my net worth and I'm sure that me, my wife and a whole lotta others will benefit from that. What amazes me is the more I press the boundaries on what I can invest the more opportunities (and funds) that seem to manifest to be able to explore these.
The big one for me is that I set up some donations to some charities I have always wanted to support, and, when you're trying to build wealth it's so easy to say that you'll do that when the money's there. I have to say, those payments are always made and they give me inspiration to try and do more.
I do agree with you, this should not be at the expense of myself, my wife or our dreams. YOU CAN DO BOTH and the satisfaction just keeps growing.
You are right on the mark as usual! You know, If I had the money I wouldn't think twice about spending it on nice clothes, vacations, cars, homes etc. Like you, I would like to help as many people or causes as possible. Together it' all part of the prosperity conciousness.
On a side note, just to show how mind numbing and full of lack the main stream media is, Michael Jackson may have spent a lot of money on his home and everything else he enjoyed in life but he was also listed in the Guiness Book of World Records for giving to the "Most" charities than anyone else in showbiz. The media doesn't like to report on things like that.
Thanks again Randy. Have a great week!
Lucinda (The Opera Diva)
Randy, it seems like you still can't get over the fact that you have money. You just can't stop talking about how much you spend on this and that. I personally enjoy hearing about it , but it makes me wonder, why do you have such a need to keep on talking about all the stuff you have? At what point will you be totally comfortable with your money and it'll be just like breathing oxygyn. We all need it we just don't waste our time talking about it all day...........
I was first attracted to you years ago because of your sublime Network Marketing training. You were (and still are) saying the things nobody else was. My business is growing by leaps & bounds because of that. With that said, it's your teachings & insights on prosperity consciousness that resonate with me & that brings me back again and again. I affirm my right to Prosperity. Thank you for your teachings.
I suppose, if it's important to you, you can spend your money on anything you want. My boyfriend is one of those people who spends scads of money on clothes. He says that the quality of workmanship is better and the clothes last longer. He bought me some clothes that he thought were oh so much better than what I would buy. Guess what? They fall apart just as quickly as the stuff I buy at Walmart! They don't fit any better. They are no more comfortable. You can blame it on my old programming if you want, but I don't see the sense in spending more money if I'm not getting more.
When we spend our money we are circulating prosperity. It is great that you buy what you want and enjoy. Think of all the people you employ by buying what you want! Beats stuffing it in the sofa!
Actually I don't talk about it much at all in my day to day life. But I do feel it is important when teaching about developing prosperity consciousness.
I have been thinking through my lack programming and I am becoming more aware of lack programming when I encounter it. Thank you for the reminder that all true manifestations of prosperity are infinite.
"All true manifestations of prosperity are infinite. says Randy and that's the lesson. If there are 4 of us and we have a dozen doughnuts everybody should get 3 right? And if somebody wants a 4th doughnut then they have to steal one of the doughnuts from one of the others, right? No. Why not get/bake another dozen doughnuts and we can all eat until our eyes "glaze" over! People often get the hug or handshake analogy I can't run out of either but people get hung up on the other stuff because they have been programmed that there is not enough "stuff" to go around.
Dear Randy...gosh..over this year, I have been able to identify a lot of self limiting beliefs, and a lot of subconscious garbage I didn't know I had. I did what you suggested and ordered the Robb Report..man! I was scared...it was like my subconscious started throwing up fears like "What will your family say if you ride this kind of car", "People might think you're a criminal", etc.
I never knew this was inside me, yet, I would always with my conscious mind, say I wanted to be wealthy. Thanks for bringing me out of the matrix...I can even see all the lack programming around..
I read positive books, listen to audio programs daily, but what else can I do to make sure a subconscious fear i.e family rejection and all that, doesn't stand in the way? I read about what you're doing, and its on my vision board, but at times, my solar plexus tightens in fear....but I have decided to continue on my path...fear be damned...
Is it right to feel this way? If I continue in spite of the lack programming trying to scare me...will I repel prosperity?
Keep up the good work....don't stop!!
Oooohhh, it's always so exciting to talk about prosperity and to see all the different and fairly predictable opinion levels weigh in (hopefully less and less on the 'lower' end of the prosperity consciousness scale).
Thanks, as always, Randy, for continuing to teach (read: give back) in this way even though you certainly don't HAVE to do so. You are a consistent, shining light with your unwavering message, and I for one appreciate it.
Continued fabulous success to you,
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Eu sou brasileira, e aqui o dinheiro não entra tão fácil assim.Não sei se o dinheiro que tens é herança ou foi adquirido com o teu trabalho, seja de uma forma ou outra, eu penso que deve chegar um momento em que você está sózinho, e deve pensar que tudo posso, tudo quero eu tenho,mas no fundo sempre vai faltar alguma coisa, que nem você sabe o que é.DINHEIRO é muito bom, mas na medida certa.Aqui no Brasil, como eu falei conquistar um espaço não é fácil, mas é aí que tem a graça da conquista, da garra de descobrir até onde você pode ir, sem passar por cima dos outros, que não são tão felizes assim.Ana.