Don’t think… and grow rich

Abundance is your natural state. Learn how to connect to it

Businessman meditating

A holy man said to his devotees: “Princes are ye all—princes and princesses. For you are children of God, the Sovereign of this vast, expanding Universe. And as children of God, prosperity is your birthright. You have only to claim it!”

Let us assert: Abundance and prosperity are the laws of Nature; as such, abundance is our natural state. We fail to connect with this sense of abundance when fear and worry begin to cloud our minds. We must stay connected to this current of prosperity and abundance that flows naturally through the created world.

When we begin to worry that there may not be enough for us and our dear ones, when we fear deprivation and lack, we are actually denying God’s loving care and concern for us. He who gave us the air we breathe, the fire and water that are indispensable to our existence, the sunshine that is the very source of life upon this earth, the earth that bears us and gives us the very ground we stand on, is it likely or possible that he can deny us what we need? Is it possible that we imagine that His sources are limited, and that there may not be enough for us? Is it possible that He who created the treasures of Nature, the leaves, the flowers and the fruits on the trees, the flowing waters of the great rivers, the moon and the stars, the golden sands of the deserts, the mighty oceans and the majestic mountains, will overlook our needs and aspirations?

Let us not forget that wealth is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much but wants more. It has been rightly said that a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.

Many of us simply can’t get enough of certain things—love, affection, attention, money, wealth, possessions, opportunities, openings and possibilities.

This often leads to a feeling of deprivation, lack, want.

And this is so needless, so futile!

We live in a world of abundance that God has created, and He has given us enough and more to meet all our needs and to share with those who need them more than we do.

Here’s a meditation that can help you tune into abundance. Let’s begin…

Step 1: Let us relax every muscle, every limb, every nerve in the body. Make it tension free. If you like, you may mentally picture the body in the form of a sack of huge potatoes. The sack is cut at the middle allowing the potatoes to roll out. How relaxed is the empty sack. Let the body feel relaxed likewise.

One minute of silence.

Let the mind be free of worries of the past and fears or expectations of the future. Let us live in the present, the here and the now!

One minute of silence.

Now let us sit in a comfortable posture, so that we will not need to change it, for a period of about 25-30 minutes. Let us sit comfortably, preferably in a cross-legged position, and keep our spine erect. If you wish, you can sit on a chair, keeping your spine erect and your feet gently touching the floor.

One minute of silence.

Now take in three deep breaths. As you breathe deeply, be relaxed. Begin. Breathe slowly, deeply, evenly… [pause].

Now exhale slowly, completely, evenly… [pause].

Breathe in Breathe out

Breathe in Breathe out

Step 2: For the next 10 minutes, imagine that you are receiving positive energy from the Universe with every breath you inhale. There is a shower of abundance and prosperity raining down on you from the sky. The shower is fragrant, life-giving, refreshing, invigorating,  like the first showers of the monsoon.

One and a half minutes of silence.

It washes the earth with its freshness and moisture. It paints the garden of the world green. It brings colour to the flowers, succulence to the vegetables and fruits, it brings welcome relief from the oppressing heat and draught of the summer. And it adds to the quality of your life. This vast, wide world, its flowing rivers, its dense forests, its wondrous sights and sounds, was created to be your habitat.

One and a half minutes of silence.

Allow your consciousness to open to its full receptivity, in order to gather this shower of positive forces that is being poured upon you in abundance.

One and a half minutes of silence.

Experience the flow of light, love, wealth and energy.

One and a half minutes of silence.

Let it flow over you, wash you, surround you and fill your spirit.

One and a half minutes of silence.

Remember the powerful words of that great German Brahmagnani Meister Eckhart: “If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice.”

Therefore let us thank the Lord, with all our minds hearts and souls: let us thank Him for all the countless blessings he has bestowed on us: let us thank Him especially, for those special blessings that money cannot buy.

One and a half minutes of silence.

Step 3: For the final few minutes, just allow yourself to revel in this shower of abundance. Absorb the positive energies. Allow them to permeate to the very core of your being. Feel yourself fulfilled to overflowing. Become aware, as you prepare to move, that this abundance is yours to keep forever; and that it is always available to you for the asking.

One and a half minutes of silence.

You have now meditated for over 15 minutes. The period of silence is over. Rub the palms of your hands together, softly place them on your eyelids, and gently open your eyes.

Om, shanti, shanti, shanti!

This was first published in the September 2012 issue of Complete Wellbeing

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J P Vaswani
J P Vaswani (2 August 1918 – 12 July 2018) ), affectionately called "Dada", was a spiritual leader with a difference. His message of love and forgiveness resonated deeply with millions of people around the world. He spearheaded Sadhu Vaswani Mission, which he took over after the passing away of his master T L Vaswani. The mission has centres around the world and continues to do humanitarian work. Dada has received the prestigious U-Thant Peace Award for his dedicated service to the world peace.


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