“Poverty is a sin.” Charles Fillmore shocked the religious community when he made that statement almost 100 years ago. And people are still shocked when I affirm it at my workshops today. Just last week I had someone attacking me on Twitter for making that statement.
Yet if you go back to the original text of the Bible, it was written in Aramaic and the definition of sin translates as to “miss the mark.”
And if you follow the Course in Miracles, then you know that it defines sin as a lack of love. I’m okay with either of those definitions. Because I believe when you’re poor, not only are you missing the mark, but you’re also not accepting the abundance that is meant to be yours.
Easy for me to say right? I’m rich. But I came to understand this truth when I was still poor, and that is what allowed me to accept (manifest) the prosperity I was meant to have.
We talked recently about the mind viruses infecting people in today’s society. (Have your watched my Avatar video yet?) One of the most prevalent mind viruses is that it is somehow noble or spiritual to be poor. Please know that there is nothing spiritual about poverty! Poverty causes people to lie, cheat, steal, and even kill.
Try this belief on for size…
Success and prosperity are your true natural state. The person who is not abundant is actually is at odds with the Universe.
Do you really get that?
In yesterday’s post I promised to reveal the most powerful prosperity power there is. That power is FAITH.
Now here’s what you have to understand to make it work for you:
You receive abundance in direct proportion to how you understand and comply with the laws of prosperity; the laws of our being.
It’s worth reading that last sentence again. Prosperity is possible for you, not because you make a prayer, and God (or the Universe) responds favorably to your plea. The fundamentalists miss the mark believing that abundance comes from begging God for favors. Contrary to popular belief, God is not a cosmic Santa Claus, making a list and checking it twice, trying to find out who’s naughty and nice.
And God doesn’t choose sides either. Trust me, when the Lakers were praying that basket went in, and the Celtics were praying that it rolled out, God had better things to do.
I believe the atheists miss the mark as well, believing that abundance comes from luck, destiny, or random chance. And it should go without saying, but won’t, that prosperity doesn’t happen because you sit home watching “The Secret” on endless loop.
Prosperity comes because you believe in it, believe you are worthy of it, and finally, expect it to manifest. That is how you put faith in action.
So the three questions for you today are:
1) Do you believe prosperity is a natural state?
2) Do you believe you are worthy of it?
3) Do you expect it?
Please check in with your answers below. Then in tomorrow’s post, we’ll continue the discussion and I’ll reveal how you unleash the awesome power of faith in your life.