Manifesting prosperity can be a controversial topic as numerous mega church leaders preach about prosperity all while prompting followers for donations and enjoying a lavish lifestyle. How do we, as spiritual leaders, offer guidance about prosperity without falling into the same mega trap?
I’ve been there, sitting in the pew and stuffing envelopes with what little money we had at the time, living in a tiny trailer and the preacher lived in a substantial sized home on a large piece of property in the country just outside the city limits. Someone sure was manifesting prosperity, but it sure wasn’t me.
After leaving we found our earth based spiritual path and got caught up in a ‘pagan’-ish new-agey group, but again we kept hearing messages about prosperity coupled with advertising at the end of ritual. As a business owner I understanding marketing. Advertising is the bread and butter of a business, but not coupled with ritual. Ritual is sacred. The sacred moments of our spiritual journey work should not be entangled with live commercials before dismissing everyone with ‘namaste’.
Most prosperity teachings I’ve seen in the New Age community are centered around money. Not to say manifesting money is bad, but prosperity is SO MUCH MORE than just money.
The etymology of the word ‘prosper’ is rooted in Old Latin as pro spere, ‘according to one’s expectation, one’s hope’ and sped meaning speed. To prosper is about hope and our world needs a lot of it! We have forsaken the true meaning of prosper and chased after materialism.
Some of the world’s wealthiest people testify that money is nothing if you don’t have someone to live life with and to achieve your hopes together with. It all boils down to this… what are you hoping for?
Are we hoping to stuff the empty spaces of our hearts with material items? Mundane items won’t fulfill the heart nor heal our wounds, but allow me to share with you a little secret. When we hope to prosper in the heart, we will manifest a life of hope and prosperity. Hope comes first and prosperity comes last. However, there’s an in between space that holds the key to it all, belief. Some would say faith. We hope, then believe, then manifest.
That’s the order of things in the universe. When we work in the order the universe has set up for us we can achieve speedily and efficiently.
When we plan our intentions and set them loose in the world we need to work with the order of the universe. Look inward and make sure you’re in alignment with your best self. When we heal inwardly we hold more power to manifest outwardly.
Once we’re in alignment we can begin setting our intentions. There’s numerous creative ways to do this. One simple way I like to set intentions is with pen and paper. I always say there’s power in the pen. Not that the actual pen holds the power, it’s actually in us as we write with the pen. I have a free class in our group if you’d like to learn, just join our Circle of Intuition and look through the past events.
Another way to set intentions is with an intention jar. We made intention jars at our Mabon event. Everyone started with a small empty jar. You can use an old baby food jar, a jam jar, or spice jar. You can also get cute little jars at craft supply stores in a variety of shapes. Choose one that suits you.
We then layered in herbs, spices, salts, crystals, and you can use an oil to anoint the top rim of the jar just before adding your cork. Work with ingredients that correspond with the intentions you’re setting. Chant your intentions into the jar with each ingredient. For example: “With this lavender I set my intentions for healing and serenity.”
Once you’re done place the cork on and drip melting wax to seal the cork to the jar. You can also wrap a color string or ribbon around the neck and add charms if you’d like. Here is a list of recommended ingredients for prosperity work.
Cinquefoil. Cinquefoil is a five petaled flower with five leaves. The number of petals and leaves represents love, money, health, power, and wisdom. Each of these traits balance one another.
Bay Leaf. Bay leaves are perfect for setting intentions as they are large enough to write on them. You can write one word or a sigil of whatever you’re intending to manifest. You can either place the leaf in the jar or burn it first and add the ash. I recommend you use a food coloring pen.
Cinnamon. I like cinnamon because it works well for prosperity and for protection. You can add a small cinnamon stick or a layer of ground cinnamon. I’ve written about the magic of cinnamon right here.
Chamomile. Chamomile is known for welcoming in abundance. For further information about how abundance works see the categories list to the right of this post. Dried chamomile flower buds can be purchased at most health food stores in their bulk tea section or you can order them online from an organic supplier.
Cloves. For this kind of intentional work I prefer to work with whole cloves rather than ground. Cloves are known for luck, love, and protection. Layer your cloves into the jar.
Himalayan Salt. I like to add healing salt because it’s also very cleansing and can help keep our motives pure so we can avoid distractions from our ultimate goal.
Basil Essential Oil. When I anoint the rim of my jar I like to work with Basil Essential Oil. Make sure you’re working with an unadulterated essential oil for best manifestation results. Avoid using fragrance oils as they usually contain ingredients that aren’t cohesive with intentional work.
Citrine. Add a Citrine chip stone or small tumbled Citrine for added crystal magic. Citrine is widely known for prosperity and success.
Green Aventurine. Green Aventurine is known for inviting in money. You can either add it inside the jar or adhere it to the top of the cork.
Honey Calcite. I like to work with Honey Calcite to make sure I keep a sweet spirit in all my magical work. It also represent the hard work of a busy worker bee and all our manifestation work requires diligent hard work.
Unicorn Dust. You can use food grade glitter in the color associated with your intention. It’s always fun to add a bit of sparkle.
I hope your intentional work always brings the very best for you.
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