A friend recently cried out, “I’m tired of the drama of poverty!”

He smiled as he said it, but I knew the statement revealed his pain. He was truly tired of the struggle of wanting more but receiving less. He was tired of bills and debt while doing what he loves and going for his dreams. He was hurting. I wanted to help and felt inspired to ask him a question that stopped him in his tracks.

“Why don’t you join me in the drama of prosperity?” I asked.

His mouth dropped. The question derailed his thinking but opened his mind.

“The drama of prosperity?” he asked. “Tell me about that.”

“Well, we both know the drama of poverty,” I began. “Been there. Done that. But the drama of prosperity exists, too. We prosperous ones have characters, and color, and challenges, too. They’re just usually easier to handle because prosperity softens the experience.”

My friend smiled as he was taking in my new concept. It was new to me, too. I had just thought of it. I figured it was fine for me to continue. So I did.

“Look, until we awaken, we are subject to what the ego wants,” I explained. “The ego likes struggle. It knows it can get it from keeping you in poverty, so that’s what it does. But you can out smart the ego by giving it the drama it seeks, just on a whole new playing field – one with abundance around you.”

This made sense to my friend. He was ready to leave poverty and thought struggling with prosperity would be preferred. I had to agree. So I kept talking.

“When I was struggling in Dallas and in my early years in Houston, looking for two dollars to get something to eat was the struggle. It was no fun at all,” I explained. “But prosperity has its own cast of characters and dramas. It’s also life theater.”

I told him of the seven IRS audits I had been through years ago because a firm I hired misled their clients. That never happened when I was in poverty. It’s drama. Still, I prefer it over the drama of not having two dollars.

And here’s the deeper secret:

While I sometimes grumbled about the IRS audits, in reality they were no big deal. I hired other people to give the IRS what they wanted. Prosperity allows you to delegate. While the audits were in fact “struggle,” they were preferred over the struggle of finding enough money to eat lunch.

Let me be clear: I’m not encouraging you to struggle at all. But as long as you’re going to do it, you might as well upgrade it. I’ve often explained that you can “trick” yourself out of your own limitations with psychological maneuvers.

In my book, Attract Money Now, I suggest you support a cause bigger than you. Not only is it a way to help others, but it’s a way to allow more wealth to stream through your life. Most of us won’t allow ourselves to have too much good, but we will allow others in need to have it, which often stretches us to allow a little more good into our own lives.

Here’s another example:

In 1969, The Rolling Stones told us –

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need

Great music but what’s it doing to your thinking?

I’ve talked about this very thing in my books, such as The Attractor Factor. That’s music that reprograms your mind. Notice how the key command, “You can’t always get what you want,” is repeated. That’s pure hypnosis. It creates a “trance of limitation” that runs your life. You end up thinking you really can’t get what you want.

Well, if you can’t always get what you want but can always get what you need, then need more.

You are simply working within your current mental paradigm to trick it into helping you be happier and wealthier.

Again, the whole point of life is to awaken. But until you do, you are subject to the whims and programming of the ego. The monkey’s still in charge. Well, you can use the ego to go in a better direction.

You can leave the drama of poverty and enter the drama of prosperity.

The ego still gets drama but you now get prosperity.

Sounds better to me.

PS – Remember, our life mission is to awaken, not make deals with the ego. The “Drama of Prosperity” is just a way to lessen emotional pain and make life more comfortable. It’s a way that occurred to me to help you leave an unpleasant struggle and enter a more enjoyable one. But it’s still struggle.

Note: The Rolling Stones song example above is exactly why I am creating my own music filled with positive messages. I love music but unless you are aware, it can program you for lack and limitation.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Joe Vitale is the star of the hit movie, "The Secret." He is also the author of way too many bestselling books to mention here. To name a few: The Attractor Factor, Zero Limits and his latest, Attract Money Now. He's also recorded many Nightingale Conant audio programs, and most recently, "The Abundance Paradigm." He also created a Miracles Coaching program and much more! For more information on Joe Vitale, go to: http://www.mrfire.com