The source of our richest life lies in running as fast as we can towards who we are and what we do best (most happily) and listen to the stories written on our heart by the Creator. If we do this consistently and with faith and purpose, it will be impossible not to become rich!
When asked what has been my greatest lesson in this first full week of my experiment with “The Science of Getting Rich”, it is this:
Never betray who you are and the desires you hold in your heart. These are your unique gifts, which are the source of your richest treasures. #SGRFieldbook
Where do we go wrong in getting rich? Answer: We underestimate our unique genius and all too often fail to follow up on our great ideas.
As such, the trouble with the lesson for many people like me has been two-fold:
- Somewhere along the line, we have accepted a fallacy that we were not born rich. I learned this untruth as I watched my own parents struggle to gain and maintain a good life. After living an affluent life, we lost their house in foreclosure. This experience instilled a negative belief that even if I attained the desires of my heart and all happiness, I should expect to lose it at any time (and likely when I reached my pinnacle) like my parents did.
- We do not take the time to know ourselves and search our souls for what we really and truly want – a part from we think others think of us. The opinions of family, friends and even strangers severely distorts our vision of the true self. We conform to that false vision, rather than actualizing our most sacred self. We often do less to be authentically ourselves, and more to be what everyone else makes us out to be. Tragic.
To move into a richer more healthy being, I realized that we cannot advance unless we identify ways to stop betraying who we were born to be and honor the story on our hearts.
This week, my experiment will be:
- IMAGE CREATION: Create an image of my best possible self (BPS). What do I look like? What things do I like to do? What are my desires? Find the ideal you, the healthy, wealthy, joyful and productive your. Now, hold that image of myself with me throughout the day. Tweak the details of the image throughout the week. Make the image clear and vivid. Make it memorable. Hold that image in my mind, especially when meeting any challenge. What would my BPS do in this situation?
- DAILY MEDITATION & SEEK QUIET MOMENTS: To remove limiting thoughts and maintain focus on an authentic self, meditate each morning for at least 10 minutes (or the last thing before going to sleep each night). Guided meditation, prayer, quietness, ponder spiritual literature – any meditation process, will do. Do what feels comfortable for you and your beliefs. I happen to love a +30 year old meditation process sold by Silva Life. You can access free Silva recordings that are wonderful, but again use what is comfortable to you.
Although I call this Experiment #2, this will be an ongoing activity that must become a lifelong habit to renew the mind and combat the urge to fall back into old habits and combat old fears or limiting beliefs.
I’ll let you know how it does for me. Join me if you like this week.
Please let me know your experiences in the Comments section of this page.