Every day the universe poses a very profound question to you. It wants to know:
Exactly how much abundance are you willing to accept today?
And how you answer that question each and every day determines the amount of health, happiness and success you will achieve for your life.
Have you seen the WestJet Christmas video yet. If not, you can see it here. They set up a video Santa who asked everyone boarding a flight what they wanted for Christmas. Then while the flight was in the air, they ran out, bought and wrapped all the presents! The passengers landed and instead of luggage, found their presents coming around the carousel. The video has gone viral, over 30 million views last time I checked. It has a lot of lessons: giving back, corporate conscience, brilliant use of social media, just to name a few.
But did you catch the most important lesson from the prosperity standpoint?
Think about those people and what they asked that virtual Santa for. Most of the kids had no problem asking for the present they wanted most. Kids are usually very prosperous, because they haven't had it programmed out of them yet. There was the guy that said, “Well I could really use some socks and underwear.” And then there was the family that asked for a big HD television.
And everyone got what they asked for…
Think about that guy that asked for the socks and underwear. Or more specifically, the chances that YOU would have answered the question that same way. Why did he do that? Why would you do that?
The programming you received when you were five, six, or seven years old. Programming to not draw attention for yourself, be sensible, be practical, and never ask for things for yourself.
That guy could have asked Santa for anything, but he said socks and underwear. When all those presents started rolling off the luggage carousel, do you think he may have been wishing he asked for something more?
Now that’s easy for me to say. I’m “the prosperity guy’ who has been teaching this stuff for more than twenty years. You probably think I write this blog for you. But I really write it for myself…
A couple of days ago, I was on the phone with Ann Feinstein, thanking her for the beautiful Christmas present I received from her and her husband David. It was a very clever idea: She took that funny graphic of me in my cape and tights, Photoshopped it with colors and a background, and had it framed.
We were discussing this and she mentioned how hard it was to find things for me. I told her to stop worrying about it. When I want something, I buy it. I said it was not necessary to ever buy me anything; I was just grateful they are in my life. That’s when she said, ”Would you please read the blog you just posted a couple of days ago? Would you start following your own advice please and accept things when people want to give them to you?”
So my holiday wish for you is the same one I wish for myself. Give. Give generously. And be willing to receive.