We can live passively-waiting for things to happen or to get better, or actively-using our manifestation abilities to create the reality that we want in the next moment, no matter what appears to be happening in this one. Our life can be one of active abundance, where we are in a constant state of receiving effortless miracles every day, or passive abundance, where we seem to get what we want after a great deal of difficulty, at the last minute, receiving much of what we do not want or nothing at all. The choice of active or passive abundance is ours and the results of our choices will be reflected in our reality.
The word abundance immediately brings to mind money and having everything we want (even those things we think are impossible). If we had abundance, wouldn't we have a lot of money and all of our current lack would be replaced with things that brought us joy? Abundance exists in all things, including what we want and what we don't want. We can't judge abundance because it's a universal principle. If we have no money then we have an abundance of lack. If we are unhappy then we have an abundance of sadness. Our lives reflect the abundance we have created in each moment and we have abundance in everything, including problems and chaos. If that is the state of our reality, then we are manifesting through the beliefs that create those things. Universal law doesn't judge between conscious and unconscious creation, it simply responds to our energy and intention.
When we engage in active abundance we use the power of our thoughts to constantly focus on what we want in our lives. And no matter what our reality looks like at the moment, we know that it can be changed. To create abundance in what we think are 'good' things we must be active in the process and that includes being willing to trust and have faith while we focus on what we want, or walking through doors that open for us. Being passive in this process, waiting for 'good things' to happen, will bring us uneven results that may not be exactly what we want.
This week, consider the kind of abundance that you have in your life right now. If it is joy, peace and unconditional love, that's wonderful. If not, what is your intention for your life and what are you doing to become an active participant in the process of creating abundance? Remember that abundance is not about money, it's about being in the flow of all of the joy, peace, love and the other wonderful, fulfilling things that you want in your life. We must be active participants in the abundance process in order to manifest it in our lives, which means focusing our intention on what we want and walking, fearlessly, through the doors that open for us. Practice active abundance and you will manifest the miracles that you deserve and desire.
Our level of prosperity reflects the abundance we are receiving because they are related. Abundance is a state of being that determines what we will receive and we then prosper in whatever level and type of abundance we are creating. Like abundance, we are always prosperous, but that doesn't mean that we have everything we want. With abundance we set our intention, with prosperity we receive the abundance related to our intention. The law of prosperity is nonjudgmental and unemotional, it simply responds to our thoughts, energies and words. We are always in a state of prosperity, receiving the results of our thoughts and words every day. And we can learn to use the law of prosperity to create the life of our dreams once we understand that it merely responds to what we are, actively or passively, creating.
When we prosper we receive more of something. Although we connect prosperity with wealth, it has nothing to do with money. To utilize the best aspects of prosperity we have to connect with the belief that we deserve to have what we wish for. The Universe never tells us we cannot have something but it cannot give us more than we ask for or more than we believe we deserve. No matter how much abundance we set our intention for, our beliefs, thoughts, words and actions set the bar for whether or not that will become part of our reality. And we will prosper in whatever we can receive, which may fall far short of what we want.
We can be actively prosperous, ensuring that we are receiving what we want, or passively prosperous, thinking that because we don't have the love, joy, financial blessings or peace that we want that we are poor, undeserving and hopeless. We then feel powerless to make the changes that will allow new levels of prosperity to become ours. Some kinds of prosperity, such as lack, make us feel uncomfortable. Other kinds of prosperity, such as financial abundance, make us happy. The flow of prosperity is dynamic and fluid but that also depends on our ability to stay in that flow and not limit, sabotage or block it. Our level of prosperity depends on our intention for abundance.
We approach prosperity from the viewpoint of lack and less lack, but it is really about looking at the kind of prosperity we are creating. When we start from the point of understanding that we always have prosperity, we can then focus on what we are creating, the level we want to be at and change the abundance intentions, thoughts and beliefs that will allow that new levels of prosperity to flow to us. When we want to change the kind of prosperity that we are receiving we must be willing to let go of what we no longer need or want. What thoughts, feelings, beliefs or judgments about yourself and others can you let go of in order to change the kind of prosperity that you are receiving? Become actively prosperous and you will see the changes manifest in your life and create the prosperity that you desire.
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