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Self Improvement: Manifesting

Prosperity Consciousness or Bargain Consciousness?

by Marilyn Jenett

Happiness Just Ahead

A very good question was posted on a Feel Free to Prosper forum...
I thought this was an excellent subject to pursue as I have no doubt that this subject is probably on the minds of many who desire to maintain a prosperity consciousness when outer appearances support the opposite, especially in a down economy.  

The Question:
"I consider myself a good shopper: use coupons, wait for sales, buy generic, etc. But are these smart shopper "actions" sending a bad signal to my subconscious? After all, the message I want to send is "I can afford anything (at any price)." How about it, do we have to be as careful with our actions as we are with our words?"


My Answer:
What a wonderful opportunity to express my views relating to prosperity consciousness vs. bargain consciousness...

On the subject of sales and bargains, there is something magical that happens when you acquire a prosperity mindset.
One of the great perks of acquiring a prosperity consciousness is that savings and discounts of all kinds will follow YOU on the path. When we are connected to our Universal Source, suddenly it seems like the Universe becomes your personal shopper whose goal is to provide you with the best for your needs at the very best price. You no longer have to shop to seek the best prices - no comparison shopping, no bargain hunting. Discounts and savings seek you and appear before you spontaneously as if you are the elite member of a private wholesale club. Except that the savings you attract are often far below wholesale! 

This is not to be confused with a kind of "bargain" mentality that is based on lack and the fear of not having enough. The spontaneous manifesting of savings  the real bargains  come when we accept prosperity as natural to us and we know that the Universe is providing for all our needs. It's a joyful experience. We attract bargains at the highest possible level. We are intuitively led to the right place at the right time. 

Let me share just a few of my numerous experiences of being spontaneously guided in this way to 'Universal' size bargains …

I have always loved beautiful, fine quality handbags.
One year I walked into Nordstrom's department store and found an absolutely gorgeous black leather and leopard-print handbag. It was extremely expensive looking, but I didn't recognize the designer name. The attached sales tag showed the price of $135 
not at all unreasonable for such a beautiful bag. It was the only one of its kind in the department. I had to have it. I handed it to the saleswoman but she looked at the tag and told me she couldn't sell it to me. She said this designer's bags sold for at least $500 or $600 and this one must have been mislabeled. Although the label was attached, she believed she was justified in refusing to sell it. The department manager wouldn't be in until the following day. We arranged for the saleswoman to put the handbag on hold and have the manager call me to give me the correct price.

The next day, the department manager called and told me the price of the handbag was $600. But since the attached tag read $135, she told me that by store policy, she had to sell the bag for the labeled price. She invited me to come and purchase my bag for $135!
I have found that expensive handbags stay new looking for years and that one still looks beautiful to this day.
Another year I found an elegant Donna Karan Couture clutch handbag in a department store. It was $900 
way beyond the price I chose to spend. But I had a "hunch" to ask the saleswoman if the bag might go on sale in the near future. For some unknown reason, she looked over the bag very carefully and found an imperceptible tiny flaw hidden in a fold that no one would ever see. I certainly would not have found it. But she said that since it had that tiny flaw, she had the authority to sell it to me at half price! I never asked for this. She offered. Another beautiful bag I still use that receives many compliments.
One of my most striking experiences was the purchase of an entire collection of Villeroy & Boch dinnerware. I didn't set out to buy a collection 
I intended to buy a few place settings of the gorgeous Plantation and Tropical Collection, which was on sale in a department store's catalogue. But when I called to place the phone order, the store had none in stock. I discovered that particular pattern had been discontinued by the manufacturer and any remaining items in circulation were selling at up to 80% off retail prices. I jumped on the opportunity and using only the telephone, I was guided to manifest the entire collection from several stores around the nation. The retail cost of the collection: over $7,000. The price I paid for everything: Under $1,500. This included not only ten settings of the dinnerware, but all of the accent pieces, accessories, flatware and bake ware.
Another time I was shopping for a specific item of sleepwear and didn't intend to buy anything else. But I was irresistibly drawn to a sale rack where I found two beautiful Ralph Lauren casual pieces 
top and bottom  in my favorite shade of red. They were the only two items of that kind, both in my size and they fit perfectly. They were marked down half price but I loved the outfit so much I would have paid full price. When the items were rung up at the register, the saleswoman informed me that the half-price tag was incorrect. Instead, they scanned at $6.52 each!

A major coup was when the Universe literally handed me a beautiful new car and opened the door for me to purchase it  brand new  for about $10,000 less than retail. 

Do I look for bargains? No. Do I love a bargain? Yes!

As a prosperity thinker, expect these surprises to show up in every area of your life and business  for everyday needs as well as luxury items.

The Universe is your personal shopper :-)  

Marilyn Jenett, from the upcoming book, Feel Free to Prosper: Two Weeks to Unexpected Income with the Simplest Prosperity Laws Available, Penguin Random House

Feel Free to Prosper Student Experiences...

I wanted to share with you what I have experienced since listening to your teleclass call Tuesday...

This is really neat. This morning my husband, who is into guitars, said he had just found one on Craigslist a guy was very eager to sell to pay bills. He went on to say the man had only bought it a month ago. It turns out my husband had seen that very guitar in a local store about a month ago and when he went back to buy it, it had been sold. The man is selling for half what he paid. I told Randy, "You claimed this guitar, it is rightfully yours and the universe has adjusted to allow you to receive it." He smiled and said, "Damn skippy!" as he left to go get it. Well, a few minutes ago he called and said, "This is just weird, the guy who was selling it walked up to me, looked me straight in the eye and told me, 'I don't know if you believe in this kind of stuff or not but you were meant to have this guitar.'" Randy told him that is what I had just said.
I think this is awesome because it shows me once again the universe is at work in our lives.

P.S. I left out a little bit of that story. The man who put the guitar up for sale had also listed it two weeks ago for sale and no one responded. When he again listed it yesterday, my husband contacted him within 10 minutes and the man and his wife were both amazed. Furthermore, an amp was part of the deal. My husband didn't really want to keep that and sold it to a neighbor last night for $100.00. Thus the final price of the guitar is about a third of the original price.

Thanks Marilyn!
Terri Clark
Discovery Toys Educational Consultant

Hi Marilyn

Loved your Lands End manifestation story in your newsletter.
I have an interesting Lands End manifestation story too.

I've been shopping at their outlet stores and ordering from their catalog for a few years now. They have great quality clothes.

I saw a leather jacket on their website that I really liked. It was a golden brown color. The jacket was over $200 so I didn't order it. 

A few months later a liquidation warehouse that had just opened down the street announced that they would be receiving a shipment of products from Lands End. They were also having a VIP Members night on the night before products would be available to the general public. I signed up to become a VIP member shortly after the store opened. 

My mom and I went to the VIP night and were amazed by the variety products available. One product in particular caught my attention. It was the leather jacket I saw online. There was only one and it was my size. Here is the real kicker. The prices of the products were $10 each or 3 or more for $7 each. 

I got the leather jacket and 3 other beautiful blazers for $28. Can you imagine :)  Really anything is possible when you understand and believe in the power of the Universe.

Congratulations on your new book. Thanks for teaching me how to put the Universe on speed dial.

Love & Light

Terri Gibbons


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