$ What makes you think you will always have money?
$ That was exactly my reaction. I needed a shift in consciousness to start seeing the things the way he had been seeing them.
$ How did you do that?
$ Ironically, I found many sources of abundance in the religion you mentioned today.
$ I don’t get this. Jesus was poor, apostles were poor. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for….” they something something. Where do you have an approval of abundance? Unless after the death. “Die now. Pay later”.
$ Let me explain. Firstly, the conviction that anything is possible for God. Sarah gives birth to Isaach, her first child, when she’s 90.
$ I’m happy you’re laughing because saaq means “he laughed”. I love reading about God and Abraham: “He took him outside and said, ‘Look up at the sky and count the stars —if indeed you can count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your offspringbe.’ And now the most important part: “Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.” It tells me: I give you everything you dream about, if it is not there in your life, have a closer look at your faith. Max Lucado says that in the Bible there are 125 ways to express courage and only 8 ways to express love. In a similar frame I perceive miraculous healing. How many people are worried about their finance because they have always been relatively healthy and they couldn’t see how much more valuable the health is than the possessions?
$ Or, what is worse, they worry about their finance just in case they ruin their health and spend everything on doctors and hospitals.
$ Exactly! So if your religion talks so much about miraculous healing of the body from an illness, healing a situation from a financial drop seems to be one of the potential applications of “Your faith has healed you”.
$ I start realizing that deep in my heart I don’t believe that one day I could be really wealthy.
$ What does it mean to you to be really wealthy?
$ You know. To have money to pay your bills in due time, with not much effort, without cutting costs in every corner, to go on holidays abroad, to buy clothes, presents. To save something for a rainy day.
$ That can be surprising: from my observation rich people definitely think more in numbers.
$ You mean they convert everything into money?
$ It depends on the intention. If I convert everything into money because I can see opportunities to make money everywhere, then yes. If I convert everything into money because one day we can run out of money, then rather not. That’s what the parvenus do. They do have money and mentally they are still stuck in shortage. Rich people know how much things cost, how much they spend and on what, they control money, money doesn’t control them. I can perform this control with my accountant, a computer program etc. It doesn’t matter.
$ Why do I need to control e.g. my expenses on food. If I am rich, I can afford exquisite food, I’m not a compulsive eater.
$ Let me tell you something. Since I left my parents’ house my mom often asked me: how much do you spend on this? how much do you spend on that? And I always protested: mom, I can afford every caprice. Do you want me to do statistics for the statistics’ sake? After my mom passed away, for some nostalgic and sentimental reasons, I started to keep strict account of my domestic expenses: payment → bill → a note in an adequate category. And I don’t check whether I have spent on sweets more or less this month than last month. I just have my finger on the pulse. And you know what? I have always more money in my wallet. I have no idea why.
$ Maybe I’ll try it too.