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.