The new year 2018 has just began, offering us new opportunities for change and success. I feel it’s appropriate for me to share an excerpt from the lovely book “Creative Abundance” by Elizabeth Clare Prophet and Mark L. Prophet. This section of the book is named Secrets of Prosperity and was written by Mark L. Prophet. This week we share the Introduction and the first secret. Stay tuned for next week, when we’ll share the second one. Enjoy!
Nothing we ever imagined is beyond our powers, only beyond our present self-knowledge.
– Theodore Roszak
In the Bible the Apostle John says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
Prosperity is abundance. The Lord Christ, when he was teaching in Judea, said, “I AM come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Somehow or other people have a habit of misconstruing the Master’s intent without really meaning to and thus cutting themselves off from and denying the intention of the Deity.
Now, obviously none of us could subscribe to a share-the-wealth plan where we would pool all the money on the planet into one pot and all wind up with ninety-eight cents. This is about what it would amount to. Yet if we put all the money into a pot and divided it between all the people on earth and gave each person his portion, in a matter of probably seven years just about all the money would be back where it started from.
This is true because the divine distribution of wealth on this planet occurs according to karmic patterns and karmic law. In most cases, every person who has money is entitled to it according to his karma – even if he didn’t earn it in one lifetime but it came to him through inheritance or he won the Irish sweepstakes. Money comes to people because there is something in their Causal Body that attracts wealth to their being. And when you practice the laws of prosperity, you create good karma and you therefore begin to attract to yourself prosperity.
Prosperity Secret: Never Dam Up the Flow of Your Energy
The possession of money itself does not make a person better or worse. Not at all. Money—like every talent and gift of God—is responsibility. And when you have a great deal of money or even a little money, it is a form of prosperity that should not be dammed up like the Dead Sea.
The River Jordan flows down toward the Dead Sea and empties into it, but there is absolutely no outlet in the Dead Sea. This has been used a lot in Sunday schools to illustrate certain spiritual laws. Whenever you have anything that continually takes in and never gives out, it’s a symbol of death or stagnation because there is no flow and there is no movement.
Blood flows through the whole body and returns through the heart for oxygenation in the lungs. We all know that’s basic physiology. But here’s something that’s almost frightening: the moment you dam up an artery, you really have trouble.
Now, you may wonder why I’m bringing this up. Quite a few ladies, and men, too, have had varicose veins. Doctors can perform an operation for varicose veins where they tie off certain vessels and just stop the flow of blood.
One book written by a doctor who exposes some of the malpractices in hospitals and in the medical profession tells about a woman who had this operation. Two days after the doctor tied this blood vessel off she noticed that her toes were becoming very painful and inflamed. Then she noticed they were turning dark and discolored, and then her whole foot turned discolored. Well, when she went back to the doctor it was too late, and she lost her foot completely. It turned gangrenous because there was no flow of blood into her foot.
I think very few people realize how beautifully nature works to keep our blood flowing through our system. Well, prosperity is just as natural to the children of God as the flow of blood. And one of the Masters’ secrets of prosperity is that they always let go and never dam up the flow of their energy. Businessmen do the same thing, in a way, by investing and reinvesting their capital.