Being Rich is Being Loving

being rich abundanceMany may frown at the idea that being rich is being loving and I wouldn’t blame them. I know I would, IF I hadn’t changed my thoughts about having money as a sin – a crime that would eventually lead me to damnation. I was raised to believe that only those who suffered would gain easy access into heaven.

It seemed to run in agreement with the lessons taught about the poor inheriting the kingdom of God. In summary, suffering in poverty was an assurance of gaining God’s favor and love.

I am not out to blame anyone. I am simply identifying the old thoughts that ran through my mind while growing up which affected my view of money and my image of God. It was this old system of thinking that contributed to my constant lack of money. It was this old thought that became one of the obstacles to my expression of love.being rich abundance

Wallace Wattles, in his book The Science of Getting Rich, wrote Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich.” I shivered at these words and knew I had to learn more about what he meant.

Three other striking statements convinced me I had to change my belief system about money and God’s nature.

  • You must get rid of the last vestige of the old idea that there is a Deity whose will it is that you should be poor, or whose purpose may be served by keeping you in poverty.
  • …for you can render to God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself.
  • A man’s highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves; love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving.

I pondered upon these statements and went through an inner journey for days. If God loves us so much He would definitely not want us to suffer in poverty. He never planned that we suffer in poverty.  That is why He provided us with all the necessary resources in this world so that we may live abundantly. All these resources are available to anyone and may be used by everyone to help anyone with anything.

People were meant to use their various talents to create things that would help their fellow men live more comfortable and abundant lives as a form of expressing love for one another.

Unfortunately along the way the idea that there might be a limited supply of certain resources was introduced. The concept of scarcity began—fear stepped into the picture and chaos ensued. Everyone started claiming ownership of resources meant for everyone—even God was not spared. Many claimed that their God was the true God or that they had God’s favor more than others.

To help bring back the idea of abundance overflowing in my life I embraced new thoughts which at times made me think I was getting “out of my mind”. In a sense it was true. I was getting out of my old mindsets and developing new ones.

  • There is a Source of all abundance
  • I prefer to call this Source as God, my Father
  • God has an unlimited supply of anything and everything
  • This unlimited supply was meant for anyone and everyone
  • God’s abundance is for all and He favors all for He loves all for His love is boundless
  • Loving the self is not a selfish act — it is a loving act for it leads us to share this love with others more easily
  • Expressing love maybe in the  form of being able to provide for oneself the basic needs of the mind, body, heart and spirit
  • Satisfying the needs of the mind, body, heart and spirit is part of the natural flow of development in life, for like a seed that grows into a tree and bears fruit, man too naturally wants to evolve and become the greatest expression of himself.
  • One can do so when one has the financial capacity to express love to his family and other fellow men by providing them basic needs and opportunities so that they in turn, may reach their highest potential.
  • Money is not necessarily evil as it is a tool to achieve wondrous acts of kindness, compassion, charity, generosity, empowerment, endowment and the like which pave the way for the development of many
  • To invite the flow of financial blessings into one’s life, one may review the items mentioned above or create their own list as a way of “rewiring” one’s thought process about being rich, about money and about God’s loving nature

The moment I started applying the new thoughts, positive changes occurred in my life. Old clients came discussing new projects, new clients entered, my sense of worth improved, my relationship with God intensified, my spiritual life became richer, my relationships with family and friends rose to a higher level and peace became more evident in my life. I found myself basking in the abundance and prosperity of wellness and well being. My dreams were MANIFESTING

Being rich is being loving — to myself, to others and to God, for the richness within has now found expression in loving all that is about. And oh, being loving —– is definitely BEING RICH.

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By:  Daisy Ba-ad

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9 Responses to Being Rich is Being Loving

  1. Marie says:

    You have such a beautiful site, one of inspiration and service! Service because you will attract readers who can walk away a little higher in thoughts by reading articles such as the one you and Michelle write.

    When I was a teenager, I made up my mind that I didn’t want money, can you believe this? I thought it was the spiritual thing to do, so of course when I became an adult, after having had financial scarcity as a child, and my decision to not focus on money, I attracted financial lack and the suffering it causes for many years.

    The strange thing is even when I started to work and wanted financial well being, the programs of my childhood and teenage years were directing my life, and I was unaware of this. When I finally let go of my self defeating patterns my financial life has improved.

    We literally do create our realities with our belief system.

    Will keep visiting this place of light. :)

  2. Daisy says:

    Hi Marie, it’s always great to find you sharing so many wonderful things about life. We learn a lot from inspirations such as you. I am truly grateful for the amazing light you bring unto these pages. I see we bought grew up thinking that poverty was the way to go. I know of many who grew up the way we did. I wrote this article precisely for those who have undergone a similar experience. I’m really happy we connected. Thank you for the encouragement and support. Love and light:)

  3. Michelle says:

    Hi Marie, I’m with you and Daisy. I didn’t want money in my life and was very determined to live a simple life, I saw how it affected people that I know of. They fought over money and families got broken. I love what you said about creating realities with our beliefs system. When I finally saw the other side of the picture, I’ve come to see how money can do good too. And this change of mindset is awesome. LOL

  4. Stephanie says:

    I’m still struggling that money is the source of fight between families. I saw it happened with my dad’s relatives. I’d like to try to see it from a different perspective now. Thanks for this thought provoking article.

  5. Daisy says:

    Hi Stephanie, thank you for sharing. It means much to us. It is our intention to help readers find a new perspective on things. We pray you continue your journey of uncovering the abundance in love and life. Blessings:)

  6. I’ve read Wallace Wattles a couple of times now. It seems that he is considered a forerunner of the new concepts that are in practise today.

    I couldn’t agree more with what you said, and I know that you can’t get something new if you hold on to something old. That’s the tricky part sometimes – letting go of deeply engrained beliefs, even when they hurt you.

    My mom used to tell me when I was little that, “You don’t want to be rich, people will take your kids.” I think the Lindbergh (sp?) kidnapping was still affecting her generation.

    Kudos to you Daisy, for managing this inner work. It’s the most challenging kind.

    Love & Light

  7. Dr. Artfredo C. Abella said... says:

    I agree with the author as I agree with the Irish wisdom when it says:” Money swore an oath that no one who does not love money should have her.” Love of abundance is one of the highest philosophy that one can ever attain and have. After all God wants us to be abundant in this universe as He is himself abundant too, for he created everything. As the saying goes God is Love and yes, love and being loving towards all the beautiful things in this mundane world could make one rich. Love of money is not bad, it is the lust for money that makes it evil. Being rich and being in love towards the abundance of life is God’s expectation towards us. Since being poor in life is in itself a sin . For being poor means going against the wishes of God that is to expand our horizons, live life to the fullest, be happy for the abundance that He gave us and yes, being rich as He is.

  8. Daisy says:

    Hi Shirley,

    Oh yes, changing belief systems take years to master and I am still struggling to shake off the remnants of the old thoughts in several areas of my life. Writing about it helps the new concept take on more roots in my system.

    Thank you for giving the site a stumble and a review. Looking forward to reading more comments. LOL.

    Love heals,

  9. I’m not big on commenting, but nice post. I always found good quality information from this site! I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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