You might think Week 23 is about money, but it’s really about having a receptive attitude. Most people who feel they don’t have enough money focus on the negative aspects of the lack of money and the resulting fear of not having enough. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. Paragraph 2 sums it up thusly: “Fear is just the opposite from money consciousness; it is poverty consciousness, and as the law is unchangeable we get exactly what we give; if we fear we get what we feared.”
I’ve been fortunate enough somehow in my life before coming to the Master Key Experience to have found a way to have enough money. I’m not exactly a whiz at this, so I know other people can do this, too. But the truly abundant part of money has eluded me, and I believe Paragraph 3 sheds light on this matter.
We make money by making friends, and we enlarge our circle of friends by making money for them, by helping them, by being of service to them.
Paragraphs 4 and 5 tell a little more about how to do this:
4. The forces of life are volatile; they are composed of our thoughts and ideals and these in turn are molded into form; our problem is to keep an open mind, to constantly reach out for the new, to recognize opportunity, to be interested in the race rather than the goal, for the pleasure is in the pursuit rather than the possession.
5. You can make a money magnet of yourself, but to do so you must first consider how you can make money for other people. If you have the necessary insight to perceive and utilize opportunities and favorable conditions and recognize values, you can put yourself in position to take advantage of them, but your greatest success will come as you are enabled to assist others. What benefits one must benefit all.
This is the crux of my challenge. Enlarging my circle of friends when I’m an off the charts introvert, and helping those friends make money. I have the vehicle for this. In fact, I have multiple vehicles for this. If my friends don’t like the vehicle I have to offer, I can connect them with other friends who may offer a vehicle more to their liking.
My vehicle? Young Living Essential Oils — achieve balance in your body and your home by eliminating toxic chemicals and replacing them with natural oil-based products. If you want to do more than take care of yourself and your family, you can supplement your current income or make a living through this vehicle. I’ll be happy to share more. The link above is to my educational website about both the products and business. Want to know why I chose this? Check out Young Living’s Seed to Seal site. They lay it out there. Want to be your own best customer, a regular retail customer, or begin working this business? Start here.
Not your cup of tea? I have friends doing nutritional coaching, Genesis Pure, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Avon, various clothing and other accessory items. Seriously, if there’s something you’re passionate about, someone has a network marketing implementation for it. I support my author friends by purchasing their books or spreading the word to others who may be interested. Maybe you have friends of your own involved in these businesses, and you’d like to work with them. Ask them to get involved. They’ll be more than happy to share.
I’m certain I can and should do more. Paragraph 9 reminds me creative thinking requires attention. Paragraph 10 goes into more detail.
10. The power of attention is called concentration; this power is directed by the will; for this reason we must refuse to concentrate or think of anything except the things we desire. Many are constantly concentrating upon sorrow, loss and discord of every kind; as thought is creative it necessarily follows that this concentration inevitable leads to more loss, more sorrow and more discord. How could it be otherwise? On the other hand, when we meet with success, gain, or any other desirable condition, we naturally concentrate upon the effects of these things and thereby create more, and so it follows that much leads to more.
What are you paying attention to? Once again, I’m reminded to pay attention to what I desire. What I think about grows. What I forget atrophies. Without exception. I can instantly replace a negative thought with a positive one. I practice this daily, and my subconscious works 24-7 to make it a reality. With a little attention, this becomes effortless. Amazing.