If You Can Believe
“You are a spiritual being, living in a limitless spiritual Universe, endowed with the whole potential energy flow of the Universe.” Eric Butterworth
Within you is the unending flow of God energy. This is true, whether you recognize it or not. If you imagine a rheostat, you know that by merely adjusting the switch, more or less light appears. The electricity is just waiting to be accessed by the simple movement of a light switch. Similarly, there is within you, a limitless flow of God energy just waiting for you to access it.
When you choose to focus on abundance, you are, in essence, turning up the rheostat and becoming attuned to the already existent flow of source energy. When you focus on limitation, you are dimming the rheostat and cutting off the flow of source energy. The energy is there regardless of whether you are attuned to it or not. The important thing to realize is that this source energy is within you and is not coming from anything outside of you.
Jesus told his disciples to “strive first for the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 6:33) Our first step is always to align with the presence of God within. We do this through prayer and meditation, and by affirming positive affirmations of truth. When we do, we are saying a resounding “Yes!” to Spirit. Our very “Yes!” turns on the rheostat of source energy and we access the unending flow of substance.
What the Bible says:
“Everything is possible for him who believes.” Mark 9:23
“The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, ‘Raise your eyes now, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever… Rise up, walk through the length and breadth of the land for I will give it to you.’” Gen 13: 14-15, 17
“Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24
“Strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matt 6:33
What Unity says:
“The spiritual substance from which comes all visible wealth is never depleted. It is right with you all the time and responds to your faith in it and your demands upon it.” Charles Fillmore, Prosperity
“Your faith is your fortune; your faith is the nature, the power, the presence of God within you.” Ernest C. Wilson, Like a Miracle
“Practice the presence of God just as you would practice music.” H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth
“First we must learn the truth about our relationship with God. Then we must practice the presence of God until it becomes a moment-by-moment way of life.” Sue Sikking, Beyond a Miracle
Ideas for practice:
· Catherine Ponder established a daily practice with her son where they spoke prosperity affirmations together. Consider beginning and ending your day by reciting, silently or aloud, prosperity affirmations such as these by Catherine Ponder:
o “I am a child of the living God, therefore I am one with His wisdom. That wisdom now leads me in paths of righteousness, peace, and true success.”
o “Everything and everybody prospers me now.”
o “I am now activated by Divine Love and guided by Divine Power into my right work, which I perform in a perfect way for perfect pay.”
o “Divine love, expressing through me now, draws to me all that is needed to make me happy and my life complete.”
o “I give thanks that every day in every way I am growing richer and richer.”
- If you are in a study group or prayer triad, ask each member of the group to create one or more prosperity affirmations to share. Carry the affirmations with you to use whenever you find yourself feeling low.
- Take some time in your silent meditation. In your mind’s eye, imagine that you are seated in a comfortable chair in a darkened room. With each breath, affirm silently, “I am one…with the light of God.” As you inhale: “I am one.” As you exhale: “With the light of God.” With each breath, envision the light in the room brightening somewhat until the room is aglow and you are, too. Rest in the awareness of your oneness with God. Then, take out your journal and ask God a question that is in your heart. Write down whatever comes to you. End your meditation time by thanking God.