Before I go into explaining my version of the enlightenment I would like to say this. This is only an observation from me, one dimension and one view. Your view is not necessarily the same. Take it for what it’s worth.
At this time of my life, I am very free financially. I don’t make a million dollars yet however, I consider myself a success story since I can eat what I want, go where I want, work when I want, and sleep when I want. In my thirties and even forty I often would like to make a lot of money then gradually either my ambition died down or I just realize I don’t need that much to be happy. I am secure in love with my current lover and I have my own place while he has his and we see each other when time permits in our lives. We do have a date every Friday night and enjoy dinner out and chat all about our week.
If You’re So Enlightened Why Aren’t You Rich?
The answer is very simple. Enlightenment has nothing to do with being rich or not. In addition, enlightenment has nothing to do with personality. You can be a very enlightened person yet you can be very unhappy if you don’t work out all of the dark corners of your personality. Thus personality and enlightenment are not meant to intertwine. Your personality is the clothing you decide to wear in this lifetime. It has its own karmic ribbon that may not cut from any kind of initiation into any religious order. You just have to cut it by diligently practicing meditation and/or doing good deeds. Being rich results from believing in oneself and have high self-worth. If your self-worth is zero your dream of being rich will not be long-lasting. You may achieve richness but you also can destroy it in a blink of an eye. That is why many lottery winners could not keep their winning even if their lives are dependent on it.
Being rich also can result from visualizing and adding appropriate emotion to your mental image. You may just imagine you log in to your online banking account and see in front of your eyes the bank balance. Add your own number there. You may want to at the same time think of something extremely pleasant and satisfactory or you could try to remember the time you checked your bank account and saw a lot of money in there. Try to conjure the same feeling and at the same time playing the same scenario through your mind’s eyes of the bank balances can be very effective.
Some very enlightened saints and masters can be very rich because God gives wealth to help others. They don’t even think about how much they should make yet they make millions. Some other Masters do not have even a piece of cloth to wear.
So to be rich in this 3d you want to have the power of belief and also the mind that feels worthy of money given to them. If you feel unworthy no amount of praying or enlightenment can lift you out of poverty. Poverty or richness do not define who we are. We can be highly evolved human beings yet very very rich or very poor. So do not equate enlightenment with worldly success. They do not collide.
Our self worth or lack thereof often resulted in childhood mental or physical abuses. Someone may say something to us innocently or deliberately and we believe the truth about ourselves. Particularly if you were abandoned as a child you will often experience self-sabotage in both relationships and career. You want to work on it otherwise you will run away from love and/or career success. Check on your self worth by using body technique. In more chapters later I will go more into them.
Thank you for being here.