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Attract Abundance And Be Spiritually Rich
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by Sylvia Browne

Is there really anything wrong with wanting a comfortable, secure future? No it's only when material gain becomes an obsession or a passion unto itself that it muddles our mind and soul. Should we like nice things? Of course we should. I can't believe that God would have put all these beautiful creations in this world if we weren't intended to enjoy them. But when making money for money's sake is our only goal, then we begin to head off track. In other words, if we have to spend cash to make us happy, to buy love or friendships, or to create some false image of ourselves, then we'd better adjust our motives and thinking processes.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Money has n ever been the root of all evil - in fact, even the Bible says it's the love of money that's the root of all kinds of evil. Only when it's hoarded and adored, creating greed and avarice, is it a bad thing. When used properly, it's a tool to make life easier, to pay your bills, and to help others.

Over the years, I've worked extensively with both the "haves" (those who are rich in terms of worldly goods) and the "have nots" (those who tend to struggle financially), and I've found that neither group is immune to material concerns. The folks that have money are often worried about keeping it, and the ones who don't have it are usually obsessed with getting it. I believe that you can always spot those who live paycheck to paycheck, not because this is necessarily such a terrible situation to be in, but because these people tend to hate their circumstances and it shows. You see, there's a spiritual light that emanates from us when we're dedicated to life and what it has to offer, and constant financial worries can dull this light.

Some anxiety about debt is bad enough, but when we become fixated on money to the exclusion of what's true, eternal, and lasting, then we're really in over our heads. There's a word for those who fail to value inner qualities and instead place all attention on outward wealth: materialistic. Webster's dictionary says that materialism is a theory that physical matter is the only or fundamental reality and all being and processes and phenomena can be explained as manifestations or results of matter, and a preoccupation with or stress upon material rather than intellectual or spiritual things. The problem with placing all our values on what we can acquire is that we'll never be satisfied, because we could always have more.

Sadly, not only have we become a society of "I want more," but now we want someone to give it to us. So many want to start at the top, without putting in the effort required to be successful -  financially or otherwise. Some people say that this excessive materialism is the fault of the family, the media, or the community, and perhaps there's a degree of truth in all the above. But the main problem is that we've lost our spiritual zeal.

People have said to me, I feel better when I'm buying things, even if I know I'll regret it later. For these folks, spending money provides a kind of rush or high - a feeling of excitement to cover up something inside that's lonely, frightened, or without any self-worth. Yet the reality of the matter is that no matter how hard we try, we can't improve our lives by adorning ourselves son the outside, whether it's where we live, the jewelry we wear, or the things we possess. We can try for a "quick fix" or a temporary face-lift, but the relief those measures provide only lasts for so long.

Money and what it buys can help us put up a faced to fool other people, but when we feel poor in spirit, there's no amount of cash that can fill that void. Ironically, we often hear people say that they were happier when they had less. Why is that? Maybe because they didn't get so wrapped up in "things" that they forgot about what really matters. There have even been surveys conducted among people who won the lottery, and believe it or not, a few years later, an overwhelming number of these"lucky" winners are bankrupt and alone. Does that mean we should all just give up and go live in a box? No, that's ridiculous. We all want to have enough to pay our bills, take care of our loved ones, and be comfortable. But aside from meeting those basic, needs, what would we do with a ton of money?

Some people use their extra cash to "buy" their children. For example, they'll say, I'm too busy to spend time with you, so here's a new video game. Now go entertain yourself. This gives our kids the message that we don't want to be bothered. Others do the same with their significant other: "Here's a Rolex - now you know I love you," or "Honey, this new car shows I care." It isn't wrong to give gifts to the people we love, but things shouldn't take the place of communication or intimacy.

We all need to ask ourselves why we spend any of our time worrying about how we'll keep up with the neighbors, how we're judged by our salary or who we work for, or whether we're from "old money" or "new money" (whatever that really means). As I stated before, most of us have more than we actually need, and we buy more than we can ever eat or wear.

Sylvia Browne is without question, "America's #1 Psychic," an internationally known psychic and medium.


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By Heidi, Friday, January 16, 2009 09:41:01 PM
Its not about how much you have in your pockets or bank account, its what you do with it that can make you or break you!!! The difference between being wealthy and not wealthy, depends on how one spend it...I believe that people are losing their priorities in life... So sad to see, hear and witness :( that so many people go into debt just to have and want what others have...its all about one's image, which means nothing when we all go back to our real home oneday soon...Until then, just enjoy life as it is and take one day at a time to be happy from the core being and learn, learn, and then learn some more while one still have time to achieve the set goal(s)of one's life!
By Sandy, Friday, December 26, 2008 12:02:30 PM
Family, Social, Financial, Health, Spirituality and Faith. Look poeple your life is what you make of it. God, your angles, friends, there all ere to help you and sometimes point you in the direction you need to go. But its up to you to decide which way that is. Thoses who have died, chose to die. No ones to blame but them self. That is what they chose to do. Only you self is who to blame. Stop feeling sorry for your self and get up and make something of it. Noone said it would be easy. But when your done, accomplished what you set yourself up with. Theres this great feeling of self worth.Sit around and pitty yourself. Then what do you get... Nothing. Whine and moan about the neighbor, where does that get you .... no where. Your life is as you live it. Money or not. You want something better. Only you can get out there and fight for it. Dont wait for it to land in your lap. If you can go out there and get it. Then just shut the heck up and sit on your hiney. Cause your never gonna get it. Its up to you and no one else. Your life is what you make of it.
By Tiffany, Monday, December 08, 2008 09:19:05 AM
I wish so much that I didn't have to rely on money at all. My biggest wish in life is to fly free and rid myself of any chains. Unfortunately I need money in order to go to college and all that. Oh, I enjoy buying things, but it's sad that I have to use it at all in order to get things I need, like stones and other spiritual things. Some of my favorite things are material. I love nature for one thing and some of the best gifts I've recieved come from it. There's also that feeling of love too. I may not be rich materially (nor do I care to be), I know I am rich spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. And you know what they say, "You can't take money with you when you die."
By debbie, Monday, December 01, 2008 11:24:56 PM
This is for carol I hope you see this I felt bad for you when I read your comment and knowing that you would not recieve any help, I wanted to offer you this { which I am pretty sure Sylvia would tell you the same} Remember that every thing happeneds the way it is suppost to happen.By beating up yourself for as you put it "you wish you had stayed with this person and that he would have been happy" is really giving yourself a lot of power so if this is what you believe than lady you have it in you to help yourself . Use your own strenght and put what can not be changed behind you and look at all that is in front of you. Instead of wasting time with regrets think of the lesson you are to have learned from this and concider your self one lesson away from your learning goal.Note: I hope that you know that anti depressants only make you more depressed,the only help is with in you. good luck an god be with you
By Eva, Sunday, November 30, 2008 04:20:59 PM
Dear Sylvia; I have wrote and signed up for a free telephone reading and I hope I get picked; because I had been robbed for the second time this year and need to know who it is. The robber is someone I love (I know It) But Who? Misfortune Eva
By Vicki, Thursday, November 27, 2008 02:31:03 PM
This all makes sense. When I was living my life with gratitude I believe I was much happier. Lately all I can do is worry about the future and not about how grateful I am for what I do have. Starting today I will re-affirm my gratitude for all that is good in my life and let the bad move to the bottom of my list of things to think about.
By Katie, Sunday, November 23, 2008 01:44:48 PM
FOR THOSE WHO READ MOST OF THE COMMENTS, I'm glad and proud to share the page with you and rejoice in the place to share our comments that Sylvia provides for us. The law of attraction applies here no matter what the need it will be supplied by God through the law of attraction. If you are in great need, give in great amounts, maybe not in the same way but good attracks good. It can be as simple as giving smiles to those you look at as you walk or your time in a classroom as a volenteer to help cildren learn to read. Give and it shall be given unto you from the riches you have stored up through God.
By carol, Thursday, November 20, 2008 01:17:41 PM
Hi Sylvia I know money does not make you happy.I just want a home to live in for a lot time and not move so much.To be happy and not depressed all the time.Im trying to stay away from negative people in my life and it helping even if its family.I trying to get off the antidepressant slowly. Im ok as long as I dont get stressed out.I am still feeling guilty about a friend of mine who died.I blame myself if I stayed with him he would have been happier with me and his daughter, I cant stop thinking about him.Dont know what to do. Just need advice.
By Rosemary, Monday, November 17, 2008 10:01:44 AM
Dear Sylvia, I hope and pray that you pick me for the free reading on the phone as I am feeling so helpless and wanted to end my life and I need someone to talk to that is kind and convincing that my life of bad luck will change and God would eventualy answear my prayers. God bless you Sylvia for the wonderful things to are doing.
By naomi, Sunday, November 16, 2008 07:52:06 PM
Whatever cast you are at, you have lifes ups and downs. It's hard not to be prejudice, and stereotype everyone who, has/or does not have, money. Some people are jerks and some people are not. With or without money. That is a personal choice.

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