Some people think I’m crazy when I suggest that when we are unhealthy, unhappy, or poor, it is an aberration from our natural state. But I truly believe this. When we’re living in lack it is because we have strayed from our path, lost the plot, and are denying our true destiny.
You were born to be healthy, happy, and rich. Any time you are living in lack – it is a crime against humanity. It doesn’t matter if you believe in a god or evolution, if you’re living in lack, it is an insult and repudiation to the force that created you.
Anxiety is not your natural state, harmony is.
Disease is not your natural state, health is.
Poverty is not your natural state, prosperity is.
Acorns are meant to grow into oak trees, caterpillars are meant to become butterflies, and humans are meant to live lives of prosperity. I can’t as easily support the last example with the science of the first two, but I believe it with every fiber of my being.
Reverend Charles Fillmore shocked the religious community of his time when he suggested that poverty was a sin. People are still shocked or even angry when I affirm this declaration more than half a century later. I think these reactions happen because people don’t understand the actual meaning of the word sin. Let’s explore the definition in three different contexts…
Most people define sin in the Biblical context, or at least what they perceive that to be, such as doing the things forbidden in the ten commandments. But the writing we recognize as the Bible today was originally written in Aramaic. And the Aramaic definition of sin is "to miss the mark.” If you have a more metaphysical approach, you might subscribe to the characterization of sin from The Course in Miracles, which defines sin as “a lack of love.” Finally, if we move away from the religious or spiritual realms, another dictionary definition of sin is “a willful or deliberate violation of moral principle.”
The reason I keep Fillmore’s statement alive today is because I believe living in lack meets all three of these definitions of sin.
I believe when you are poor you are:
If you’re like most people living in lack, you’re probably not doing this consciously. Much more likely, it’s because of the negative programming and limiting beliefs you have adopted along your journey. You may have accepted a belief that poverty is spiritual, you are unworthy of happiness, or that you are meant to struggle through life in order to receive an afterlife of harmony. But your life is not a dress rehearsal for the real thing. Your life is your real life. You should use it becoming the highest possible version of yourself, not accept it as an ongoing experience of lack and limitation.
Certainly, you will face challenges along the way. That’s part of the process, and those challenges will provide opportunities for growth and development. But a life worth living should also include you experiencing the payoff and rewards of that growth and development. Challenge is healthy, it causes you to become better. But don’t fall into the false premise that your life is meant to be a continuous series of unrelenting struggles. It is not.
It’s important to note I’m not suggesting poor people are bad people. There are good people who are poor and bad people who are rich. Nor am I suggesting that if you were born poor, it is somehow your fault. It isn’t. My premise is that if you are born poor (as I was) and remain poor (as I did for 30+ years), that is a sin. By any and all of the three definitions above.Your natural state is health. It is only when you are out of sync that disease enters your body. Unhappiness is neither normal nor healthy. Unhappiness is a choice. Likewise, struggling for existence is not noble, natural, or necessary. Prosperity is your birthright. For those of us not born into prosperity, it is our moral prerogative to evolve into it.
Your natural state is health. It is only when you are out of sync that disease enters your body. Unhappiness is neither normal nor healthy. Unhappiness is a choice. Likewise, struggling for existence is not noble, natural, or necessary. Prosperity is your birthright. For those of us not born into prosperity, it is our moral prerogative to evolve into it.
When you live your life by the universal laws of prosperity, wealth comes to you as naturally as rain waters the flowers. Sometimes there are droughts, and sometimes there are monsoons, but ultimately the ecosystem rights itself in the end.
There is another side of this coin…
As a society, which is simply a collection of us all – we must be mindful of the privileges, opportunities and advantages we have experienced – and do our part to ensure that others have the same chances as we did. None of us will be completely prosperous until all of us are prosperous. We’ll explore that more in some future posts. In the meantime, would love to see your thoughts and comments below.