Our country and our world is experiencing major financial chaos due to overspending and poor management. People are vocal and a relatively high percentage of them are sharing their desire to reduce spending and refrain from raising taxes, at least until we can get more balance in our economy. People want jobs and better income; it does take money to survive! The news headlines the debt and crisis mentality so it is always on our minds. It seems the government and officials in financial institutions, whose salaries for the most part are not affected by the economic chaos, do not see very clearly as to the plight of mainstream America. Perhaps it’s difficult for them to understand given they are not in the middle of the experience as we are.

I heard a media commentator use this parallel concerning the apparent thinking of many in leadership positions: You could open an additional credit card so you can use that to pay the minimum payment on the other eight at-limit credit cards you already have. Would you ever do that? How could procuring more credit ever resolve that situation nor solve a debt crisis as we are presently experiencing?

Things have changed in recent months and years. We’re all aware of the turmoil and chaos in the real estate market with the devastating amount of foreclosures, loss of both business and residential properties, job loss, income slashing, depletion of retirement funds, and so on. I spoke with a chiropractor friend recently who shared that he makes much less money now than he did five years ago, yet he has more patients and works longer hours than he did then. He continued by saying he had to lower his prices or very few could come see him, even with insurance. His goal is to help those in need, so he felt he had to do this. Many of us understand this and have done the same thing.

So our focus on everything around us, and the scare tactics utilized by the media, can easily slip us into lack consciousness. All of the things I mentioned previously in this article are indeed signs of lack, perceived failure and fear. If these occupy our mind on a continual basis, or even as a part-time focus, we can easily get pulled into this thought mode, a mindset based in fear. Fear is a lower vibration. Since every thought is energy (a vibration) that goes out into the universe and collects more of the same, it seems we must stop this focus if we ever hope to create abundance in our life again.

We’re human after all, so it is easy to buy into whatever is being propagated in the media, internet and our environment. I’ve been guilty of doing this as I believe you have too, at least some of the time. Yet we inherently know that by buying into the fear-based lack-consciousness mindset of society, we will be creating more of the same, even though it’s not what we truly want in our life. So have you entered this negative state recently, or are you living in it right now?

While much of the reporting of present-day statistics is dismal, some areas are doing fine with their economy. In our country, Texas thrives in spite of what other states are experiencing. Other countries such as Germany and China are flourishing. How so when many others around them are in extreme duress?

They are apparently using different strategies in their economic processes. We know that in Texas they have cut spending in multiple ways and made favorable changes so that businesses keep hiring instead of laying off workers. So you might wonder why the rest of our country doesn’t follow their example and use the proven-to-work strategies in place there to help their states? The economic boost would then filter into our lives and all those around us.

Regardless of what strategies are being used in our country or in foreign countries, one thing must change for abundance to prevail; there must be a shift to a prosperity consciousness. But how is this possible given the present financial crisis and the turmoil it has brought? And do you know what a prosperity consciousness is?

We have only two basic emotions: love or fear. Every feeling we experience arises from one of those emotions. Anything positive - compassion, understanding, abundance, happiness, peace, joy, acceptance, determination, creativity, commitment - are all expressions of love. Everything negative – anger, rage, guilt, shame, jealousy, lack, anxiety, retaliation, victim, manipulation, scatteredness – all have a base from fear. So in order to step into a prosperity consciousness, you must first begin to operate your life, beginning with your thoughts, from a place of love being expressed.

It is impossible to experience expressions of love while being in a place of fear, for they are opposite vibrations and cannot exist simultaneously. You cannot be experiencing anger and frustration while feeling abundant and prosperous; they just cannot work together. This requires a big shift so that the current that runs through you daily vibrates at the higher level of love and its expressions, and in that space you can then step into the mindset of prosperity and abundance.

Secondly, you have to accept and utilize the attitude of gratitude. Gratitude is a powerful tool for creating anything in your life, for if you begin right where you are, being thankful for all you have and are at this very moment, that feeling can expand into more of the same. Think about it for a minute. Everything you focus on shows up in your life experiences. So if you are focusing on the blessings and abundance you already have, and since energetic vibrations can only bring to you more of the same vibration you have sent out, it should be a no-brainer that beginning with gratitude is a win/win for helping you create more abundance and prosperity.

All too often humans tend to focus on what they don’t have, and their same life scenario continues to show up because that energy is what they are placing out in the universe – where they are focusing their thoughts. This is lack consciousness. Thoughts create, guaranteed! Negative thoughts produce negative experiences while positive thoughts breed positive experiences. This is a no-brainer if you want to develop a prosperity consciousness. You will have to shift your entire thinking patterns and beliefs because most likely, you were taught as most of us were to believe in lack and not enough - limits.

Now you’re ready to create the vision of what you do want, with the capability of accepting it when it arrives and the determination to see it through to achieve it. Be specific with your vision: the amount of money you’d like to make; the vocation you’d like to do that involves helping others; specific dreams you have like a super vacation or a bigger house; how you can make a difference in our world; becoming debt-free, and so on. If you own your own business you’ll want it to flourish and grow, so see it happening. Create the vision and dream big, and keep it alive by daily seeing and feeling it as if it has already shown up. It is the feeling that makes dreams come alive and manifest into reality. So place your intention of what you want to show up in your life, and then patiently wait for it to come. Be observant and ready for the unexpected, for you never know in what form it may appear – the mysteries of the universe are magnificent and exciting to observe. Use your creativity and determination. Open to receive new ideas, for they will come if you keep your vision alive!

Remember that true prosperity incorporates so much more than money. Prosperity includes your talents and internal gifts, and all that you are made of that can contribute to the needs of the world. Prosperity happens whenever something of value expands into more, so it is not limited to material possessions or the dollars in your bank account. And it always involves serving others in some way – contributing to make a difference.

Although it has been said that our country and many other countries are experiencing a financial crisis, if you step back and look at the bigger picture, you will see that all this unrest is necessary so that individuals can shift their perception and make changes to a different consciousness. You and I are the ones that must initiate this change because we know the answer and are lightworkers who have the capability of showing others the way through their darkness. Remember, prosperity consciousness has nothing to do with what’s going on around you or what is happening in your life experience, so even if you are temporarily in a place of what appears to be financial chaos, keep your thoughts on what you have and be grateful for it. You may need to learn a lesson before you can experience more prosperity, or something else must occur before the additional prosperity can manifest. Keep the faith that it is coming and be grateful for the blessings now and in the future.

So instead of buying into the media rampage of debt and subsequent catastrophes, realize we do indeed have major debt issues, but we also have the capability of overcoming that debt with wiser choices and determination. Ask for clarity in your thoughts and focus on the blessings and abundance already present in your life and our country. This is how the shift to a prosperity consciousness can occur. Once the focus is on your blessings and abundance, with gratitude for those blessings, various opportunities for changing the way things are done so that the debt can eventually be eliminated will show up. God and the universe always listen to your vibrations and respond according to them, so it is imperative that you shift to a prosperity consciousness if you ever hope to become debt-free, or at least reduce it significantly.

The process of change begins with one individual who joins with others on the same path expressed through love. Momentum builds as the vibrations of those individuals connect and move to gather more of the same. That power magnifies through the numbers and the “snowball” of collective energy from the higher vibration of love has the potential to reach around the world and change it. Love is more powerful than fear, and love is what can heal your life, the abundance crisis, our country and world! There is no abundance deficit, so there is no abundance crisis, unless you believe there is.

Change your thoughts and you can change your life!

Author's Bio: 

Rev. Dr. Carolyn Porter, is an internationally known speaker, author of multiple books and audios that include "The Realness of a Woman," "Healing with Color," and "Angel Love", spiritual wholeness coach, trainer and angel channel whose passion is helping individuals move beyond their limitations and help them see they can do and be what they can envision. She is the owner of Where Miracles Happen Quantum Healing & Empowerment Center in Cumming, GA. Their services include life and health coaching, angel sessions, self-publishing coaching, energy healing, classes, certified trainings, and much more. She invites you to visit www.wheremiracleshappen.com for more information about how these services can benefit your life.