If you are not living an abundant life, chances are that you do not feel worthy of abundance. You probably think you have committed too many mistakes, experienced too many failures and made too many poor choices to deserve God’s blessings. I can relate. Then, while walking along a tree-lined country road this morning, I realized there were three reasons why I needed to work through my resistance:
Self-worth comes from one thing—thinking that you are worthy.
Personal growth. If I resisted prosperity, I would never be able to move beyond who I once was and walk fully into who I am capable of being. I am no longer the person who made the errors that have weighed me down like shackles around my ankles; those mistakes were a necessary part of my maturity process. I cannot allow my psychological, emotional and spiritual development to be bogged down in the quicksand of insecurity and regret.
Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz
Service. If I am financially independent, I can devote much more of my time and energy to doing the work I feel called to do, which ultimately will benefit humankind. It is also vital that I model prosperity, to be someone whom others can look at and think, So that is what’s possible. After all, the greatest gift I can give others is the example of my own life working.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw
Honor. By accepting God’s blessings, you honor your divine heritage and claim what has been promised to you since the dawn of time.
All you have been waiting for is your own permission.
Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)
Resisting abundance serves no one. Not only is your own life both internally and externally impoverished, you are depriving others of gifts that only you can give to them.
We are divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive.
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.