From the "Passion Unlocks Prosperity" series:
To understand why passion ignites and draws abundance into your life, you need to understand what abundance really is:
Abundance means having an ample supply of whatever you determine is good. These are the things, experiences and relationships you've decided bring the maximum joy and fulfillment into your life.
This might sound similar to the description I used in my article on "Prosperity". However, in this article I'm going to introduce you to a new way of thinking about being prosperous and having abundance in your life.
I'm going to start by describing prosperity and abundance as two separate but essential parts of a mechanism necessary for achieving a fulfilling life.
First, think of prosperity as being the reflection of "all good" in your day-to-day life. Love, relationships, things, experiences and opportunities. Now think of abundance as being the infrastructure enabling you to create and sustain the good in your life.
Abundance as infrastructure refers to how you feel, think and act
The way you feel, think and act being synchronized with the prosperity you desire. Without an abundance infrastructure in place you will see those things in your life which you hold out as examples of your prosperity quickly diminish and dissolve away.
Ever heard those old sayings, "here today, gone tomorrow" or "easy come, easy go"?
You might think that they refer to how you can have money or things and relationships just seemingly melt away..."Slip through your fingers".
Those sayings actually refer to a very real phenomenon. One which takes place whenever you don't have the proper infrastructure already in place to attract, nurture and sustain the good you desire.
Easy come and easy go is a very real and unfortunate situation for many people. It happens when you fail to understanding that an abundance infrastructure - which acts to insure your prosperity - must be created and already in place! If not, what you think is prosperity may over time simply dissolve into nothing.
You may have already experienced this in your life or know of someone who has. It seemed like for a brief moment you "had it all" and then watched in disbelief as it slipped away. It didn't matter what you did to try to stop it. In fact your trying made it worse!
As you were making is worse you were acting from a purely subconscious feeling. The irony is that feeling which actually caused you to self-sabotage was in fact what you really believed the outcome of the situation was supposed to be!
Sure it felt surreal. It felt like everything was spinning out of control. No matter what you tried to do it just got worse...
That my friend was the power of your subconscious mind taking over your life at that point in time. It caused you to actually think you were doing the right things while in truth you were doing whatever was necessary to rapidly bring your life back into the true believe which was imprinted in your subconscious mind a long time ago.
Ahh, but I digress:
The infrastructure necessary to support ongoing prosperity is comprised of the following:
1. Subconscious belief aligned with your desire.
2. Intelligence and rationale which are your attitudes, opinions and beliefs aligned with your subconscious belief.
3. Personal agenda and intent.
4. Pathways allowing possibilities to transform themselves into opportunities.
Until you have neutralized your inner resistance to experiencing what you desire you will have an uphill battle with who you think you are and what you think your life should look like.
Unfortunately what you really believe is already imprinted in your subconscious mind. This imprint is the result of what I refer to as an "initial sensitizing event".
This event being the first time you felt (usually as a child) one of the negative emotions that fall under the umbrella of "fear, uncertainty and doubt". Overtime these negative emotions resonate within you very much like "emotional ghosts" haunting you with their resistance to changing your life.
Intelligence and rationale:
This where many people become confused and frustrated. Changing the way you think will not by itself cause you to change your life! I don't care how many books you read. How many programs you've tried or seminars you've attended. Unless and until you neutralize the imprinting in your subconscious mind nothing in your life is going to change is a real and permanent way.
All those books, programs, seminars and workshops only work on your "thinking" not on your subconscious mind. They work from the "outside - in". Shifting your subconscious mind in a manner which neutralizes your negative imprinting is working from the "inside - out". This is far more effective and brings what may seem like "instantaneous results".
Personal agenda and intent
Think of your personal agenda and intent as your current degree of self-honesty and desire for good in your life. This could be measured anywhere from total dishonesty and the subsequent desire for self-aggrandizement (sociopathic narcissism) - to being completely honest and seeking only what is really good for you and others.
Obviously, there are infinite possibilities and combinations which will combine to equate your personal agenda and intent regarding any specific situation. You must understand that where ever that point may be, it will determine certain possibilities and probable outcomes.
Pathways and channels
These are the various relationships which comprise your current reality. Through these relationships opportunities make themselves available to you. When you combine all four aspects of infrastructure you can begin to see how your lack of subconscious resistance coupled with your personal agenda, intent, pathways and channels work together to insure your prosperity is secure and ongoing...
When was the last time you examined the various components of your infrastructure? Prosperity is the result of an abundance infrastructure and does not happen by accident or luck.
The day you run out of excuses
is the day your life changes...