After all, no one says, "When I grow up I want to be poor and poverty-stricken.
" In other words, no one plans to be poor.
Then, why does it seem that so many people who don't plan to be poor end up in financially unsatisfying lifestyles? I believe there are two answers to that question.
The first is our societal beliefs about money itself, and the second is about our belief in our individual ability to obtain money.
But, a better question is, "How do we get on the right track to manifesting wealth?" The answer is: You must change your relationship with money and your belief in your ability to have more.
There are too many conflicting ideas ingrained in the American culture concerning money.
Let's look at some: 1.
Rich people have all the comforts of life, but not the things that money can't buy like true love (because you can't have it all).
You should pursue the American dream (which is: a loving spouse, 2.
5 kids, white picket fence, financial stability etc.
), but you can only achieve it through extra hard work that requires you to sacrifice everything else including family and friends.
We live in a free country where everyone regardless of race, color, religion, and sexual orientation can achieve the lifestyle of their dreams, but life is not fair for "minorities" who have to work twice as hard as everyone else to have half as much success.
It is a good thing to give money to charities and churches, but not to keep any for yourself (because money is the root of all evil).
These are just a small sample of the negative images of money that have been instilled in most of us at an early age.
With these kinds of negative ideas running through our minds it's no wonder there are so many books about manifesting wealth.
I too am on my own quest manifesting wealth.
I had to identify the negative images I had been holding onto for years.
After much studying and soul-searching I began using positive affirmations to release the old useless thought patterns that had been limiting me.
I am actually still working on that.
Even though I have greatly changed my relationship with money, there are still the occasional moments when I worry.
But, that is rapidly changing and so are my finances.
I started to use positive affirmations about my ability to accept and attract money.
One of the books I draw inspiration from for affirmations is Catherine Ponder's "The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity".
One of my favorite affirmations for manifesting wealth from that book is: "I expect lavish abundance every day in every way in my life and affairs.
I specifically expect and give thanks for lavish abundance today!" Manifesting wealth is not reserved for a small segment of the population.
We must let go of our notions that there must be "have's" and "have not's".
We live in a rich universe of abundance and there is more than enough for everyone, especially when we consider that the word wealth has a different meaning from person to person.
Manifesting wealth only requires that you recognize, accept, and appreciate the prosperity that already exists, and you can do that