11th Secret from “Secrets of Prosperity” by Mark L. Prophet
Prime the pump
Your thoughts have a great deal to do with your prosperity, and sometimes the way you break a pattern is to spend money. There have been times when everything was going badly and I went out and bought an expensive suit – right in the midst of the worst downfall. I got such a lift from wearing the suit that my whole mind weht up. And the first thing you know, the money was flowing again.
It’s the old pump-priming situation. You have to realise something from yourself because you’re suffering from mental stagnation. That’s the whole secret of prosperity.
As I said, the reason prosperity doesn’t flow into people’s worlds is because they have stopped giving. It doesn’t matter how much water is in a pipe. You can have just a trickle a water, but if there is nothing to stop it, you can get that water to flow.
That’s why pump is priming is valuable. That’s why a woman can go out and buy a new dress. She can get herself an expensive jewel sometimes. The lift from that and the release of the money will start the supply coming again.
You have to understand how to work with the laws of abundance. You not only work with them through prayer and right thinking, but also by seeing that the law of stagnation does not function in your world to dam up your supply.
This is why some of the great multimillionaires have taken tremendous risks and they have sometimes come out right on top. It’s not a matter of luck. It’s a matter of using the law.