I've had decades to ponder this
idea of success and what it really means, and I have arrived at the
me, success means being connected to your Universal Source of
Invisible Substance — or whatever you conceive that
intelligence to be. You know that with your connection in place, this
source energy will provide you with whatever you require for your
health, wealth and happiness. Success is becoming open and receptive to
receive your supply from the Universal parent through the umbilical
cord of your thoughts and feelings — through your belief.
money, for example, can come and go. Someone can have a million dollars
one day and lose it the next day in the stock market or in business.
But the million dollars does not represent success. If a person is
connected to their Source of supply, they know that Substance is
unlimited and even though it may retreat, they know it will flow again
toward them just like the tides. They know that Substance in any
not just financial — is always available according
to their ability to
receive — according to their heartfelt,
deep inner conviction and
connection to the Source.
The late producer Mike Todd, one of
Elizabeth Taylor's husbands, said, "Being broke is a temporary
situation. Being poor is a state of mind." Although I strongly suggest
that you never use those "b" and "p" words, I have to say that this man
truly had a success consciousness. He knew at some level, consciously
or unconsciously, that appearances meant nothing and that he could
always receive again because he was connected to his Source.
have experienced outer success and accomplishment. I have also had my
dark nights of the soul. But it was during one dark night of the
the final one — that I finally got it. I
knew — really knew — that no
matter what the appearance was at that moment, that my supply was at
hand because I was connected. Not just paying lip service, but really
connected. My supply arrived, and it arrived faster than I could have
From that moment on, I have
considered myself a success, no matter what
the current condition of the "tides" is.
Years ago, one of my great teachers gave me this affirmation:
All my wants and needs are
All my wants and
needs are filled now. Perfect.
that whatever your need or want is — that you have the ability to
your mind and heart to the Universe and receive it...without
limitation...knowing that you are connected, tapped into the Source of
every good thing, a Source that wants to give to you, not withhold from
you...what could be more successful than that?
not to be measured by how much material wealth is possessed,
but whether you are able to create at will what you need.
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Marilyn Jenett, from the book, Feel Free to Prosper - Two Weeks to Unexpected Income with the Simplest Prosperity Laws Available, Penguin Random House, www.feelfreetoprosperbook.com
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