Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Affluence


I love the word Affluence. The name rings synonymously with Living Infinitely. Living in a state of affluence means living a fulfilled life not only from the level of the soul, but at the level of mind and body as well.

Affluence is a state of mind that is brought about by knowledge. When one understands and is conscious of the knowledge of affluence, wealth will most certainly manifest itself in life. Affluence within the realm of physical wealth comes from having a money conscious. In this article I will talk about the perplexing qualities of affluence. In understanding the concepts presented in this article, a money conscious is sure to develop.

Rich people do things differently than poor people do. It is often difficult for a person raised up poor to become very rich, mainly because they think differently than the rich person. Rich people have the money conscious. If you spend a lot of time with a wealthy person you too could develop the money conscious, this is why the children of rich people often remain very rich and often get richer. These few perplexing qualities of affluence may help you understand their secrets.

1. Affluence is created by giving. A sales person gives their service, the shopkeeper their goods, and the artist his talents. The more you give, the more you get back. It is the law of the universe. See the “Parable of the Talents” (Matthew 25:14-30)

2. The Affluent make money work for them. In another form of giving the very rich always understand how to make money their ally. In the process of lending, investing, and donating (all forms of giving) riches will begin to give themselves on your behalf! Abundance will inevitably return to the giver who gives lavishly.

3. The Affluent understands that there is always opportunity. The universe operates on a field of pure potential with opportunities ready to make themselves known. The opportunity will be created for the person who never gives up faith and persistence.

4. The Affluent are detached from their riches. Some of the greatest contributors to betterment our country have been men and women of exceedingly great wealth. However, these men and women did not pack all their savings under their mattresses. While the rich think about money often and understand its importance, they also understand its properties. The poor think about money in such a way they become attached to it. The money remains forever elusive.

5. Affluence creates more affluence.

Affluence is not necessarily good from a utilitarian standpoint. Many have used a wealth conscious for ill purposes. Heeding this warning, please understand that principles of affluence will begin to train your mind to work in way that can bring great fulfillment to life. The very knowledge of understanding how the principles behind affluence work is enough to begin your journey.

Beautiful Picture by Clive L

18 comments:

Caroline said...

Your posts are magic! I love coming here and reading (and re-learning). You are spot on about affluence and how one approaches this subject in life. When you give your receive. When you think rich you become rich. When you detach yourself you get what you want. Amazing. Simple. Yet the mind/ego often gets in the way and changes everything...

The Supplicant said...

Excellent Jesse.

You do have a point. My brotherinlaw is extremely wealthy. His kids already have a business savvy uncommon amongst most kids their ages (14 to 17). They certainly do think differently.

~JD

Sherer said...

Caroline,

Thank you for your comments. You make a valuable point people are what they think. Its very important! My life changed when this fact dawned on me and hope many others are changing their thoughts as well.

Sherer said...

JD,

Very evil picture there :) I like it. Its an interesting fact that the money conscious seems to be easily learned at a young age. The fact that money is not a concern in the family may have much to do with it.

Jesse

Swubird said...

Sherer:

I'm trying good buddy, I'm really trying. But I guess my dirt poor upbringing has left me with a big handicap.

Happy trails.

Sherer said...

SWUbird,

Hahaha. There is no try only do or do not. -yoda

Being rasied is a family thats "dirt poor" really makes physical riches tougher, but the satisfaction of accomplishment is much great than any rich kid will ever experience.

Jesse

Bob Johnson said...

Lol, your yoda speak is very good. Hey Jesse, your posts always ring so true, never really thought about affluence in relation to any thing else but money,you have some excellent points. We all have a certain mindset, the key is to break away from the old ways if they aren't working, and most importantly persirvere

Sherer said...

Bob, thanks a lot, Yoda always seems to come up in my life - disturbing it is. Your right though. Persistance and changing your mind set have worked for me in creating a lot of wealth.

Jesse

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

What an amazing way to look at this! You really opened my eyes and made me see how this can work. I really loved this post and am going to go lie in bed and think about what you said!

Sherer said...

HealthNut Pleasure to see you,

Ah thinking about things before you go to bed is a great way to let whatever you want to learn sink into subconsicous. The next thing you know the behaviors you want to know become automatic.

Healingstones said...

A challenging post. Money is just another type of energy and we all need it to live. But do note that having lots of money does not necessarily equate with happiness. I prefer to focus on Abundance. This can manifest in many ways - a beautiful sunset, a thoughtful friend, good health - and all of it for free.

Sherer said...

Ah a very good point healing stones. I would say that people need fulfillment in their life on the three levels of Mind, Body, and Spirit. Wealth being a necessary component live a truely fulfilled life on all fronts. I would also say it pales in comparison to for example spiritual fulfillment.

Its funny, those visiting my website that favor the spiritual side seems to enjoy the posts dealing with those subjects, while many in buisness pursuits enjoy the ones on material wealth. The beautiful thing, I believe it all comes together.

mscherrylane said...

sorry off topic...just in relation to finding stones of significance...I've found, you just find them! Basically I find, the ones of significance to you, you will draw to you naturally- it's all very mysterious and inexplicable really...too easy! LOL

mscherrylane said...

p.s re: your post- wow, surely that should be published in a "compilation of wisdom"! you write very well :)

Sherer said...

Cherrylane,

Ah! Like many things in life when you are looking for them they seem elusive, but suddenly when you let go, its right before you! Thanks for the comments I appreciate that

Swubird said...

Sherer:

Nothing is wrong with affluence. It's effluence we need to be concerned about. When people are rich they typically give back to all of us by creating jobs, and markets for good and services. But when people waste, they rob from all of us by squandering our resources, and lowering our standard of living.

A thought provoking post.

Happy trails.

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WOOO HOOO!!!!!!! sweet! I'll send you my address! Thank you