Now we’re at the fourth of the five roots of success: and that’s Prosperity. What’s your take on that?
One thing I hear a lot from people trying to manifest prosperity in their lives is: “I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do but it’s not working.” You could be doing all the steps, and following the Law of Attraction, and yet because your energy isn’t aligned with those steps; because your mindset isn’t aligned with Prosperity; you don’t see the results you want.
And it doesn’t matter where you start from, because like Nat said, people win the lottery and get rich, only to be poor again one year later. Why? Their energy. Another person creates business after business, selling each one only to immediately start another one – gathering more and more wealth. Why? Again, it’s their energy.
Some of the things we often hear our parents say as we grow up is, “we need more money“, “do we have enough to buy that?” and “money doesn’t grow on trees“. What do statements like these have in common? It’s a consciousness of there not being enough. There’s a tightness to it. And that tightness actually blocks the flow of Prosperity.
There is also a misperception of money that it’s somehow not aligned with being spiritual. It’s “dirty”. It’s “the root of all evil.” So even if you are consciously asking for more prosperity, there may be a part of you that’s pulling away of the same time – and that’s the part we need to address.
Despite what anyone says, prosperity – or wealth, abundance, money, or whatever you like to call it – is not a function of how smart you are, or how rich your family is, or how lucky you got. It’s simply a function of your mind. That’s why studies show that lottery winners usually end up broke within months of winning, while billionaires can go bankrupt and then bounce back over and over again.
Unsuccessful people tend to associate money with lack, fear, risk and greed. Successful people are the opposite. Most of us already know this, but are we tackling the subconscious reasons behind it? I always ask my students to think about what kind of prosperity mindset they have. What are your habits, beliefs and emotions when it comes to money? Do they magnetize wealth into your life, or push it away?
I can’t stress enough just how important a person’s wealth mindset is to their success. There’s a story I always share with the Mind Movies community, and it’s about back when I was a little girl living in a small town in Australia. I remember getting bullied by a group of rich kids in the school playground every day, they’d tell me to go roll off a hill, because my maiden name was, well, Rohloff. So I got really upset at these kids, and what happened was as I grew up, my dislike for these kids actually scrambled my wealth mindset, because I grew up thinking all rich people were bad. It took me years to shake off this belief, but the first step to doing so was simply to acknowledge it was there.