- Meditation For Prosperity And The Art Of Allowing: Confessions Of A Formerly Reluctant Meditator
Meditation For Prosperity And The Art Of Allowing: Confessions Of A Formerly Reluctant Meditator
Meditation for Prosperity and Abundance? To be honest, that connection had never even occurred to me until fairly recently, or else I would have started to meditate much sooner.
For years, people told me I should meditate. I tried it a few times, but it just wasn’t my thing. It felt boring. And I failed to see the point.
I also may have had exaggerated expectations of what it would feel like to meditate. I guess I thought it would be much like hypnosis, of which I had exaggerated expectations as well. Any of my attempts at either of the two techniques just didn’t come close to what I had expected, which was a state of blissed-out oblivion. So I figured it didn’t work. Either that, or it just didn’t work for me.
Fast-forward quite a few years...
I was listening to an Abraham-Hicks CD when Abraham suddenly spoke of “allowing.” All the prosperity and abundance would be mine if only I could refrain from pushing it away.
I had first encountered the term “allowing” during an advanced Quantum Touch workshop and felt at a loss. Allow? How? What exactly was I supposed to do?
This had been very frustrating because it appeared to be a key part of the process. Since then, I had also come across it when reading about manifestation. And that left me even more frustrated. How am I supposed to manifest prosperity and abundance when I don’t know how to allow?
So when Abraham brought up allowing, I sat there poised to take notes. Maybe I would finally learn what it meant and how to do it.
And I did! Abraham explained that allowing was basically the absence of resistance, something that was actually not easy to accomplish! Aha! I thought. So it wasn’t just me.
What came next really got my attention, though:
The most effective way to “allow” was to meditate, Abraham said. Meditate, I thought? Not again!
But this was different. Meditation according to Abraham was basically being in a relaxed position and thinking of nothing (much). The best part:10 minutes would be enough. Now that I could do!
I practically ran to my bedroom, lay down, closed my eyes, and tried to think of nothing. Okay, so that didn’t work too well. But I could think of colors. Just one after the other, focusing on imagining myself surrounded by them. Before I knew it, the 10 minutes were up.
I did it again the next day and the next, and every day since. Well, nearly every day. And the most amazing things started happening almost immediately.
Only two days later, seemingly out of the blue, I came across an opportunity that ended up helping my cash-flow significantly. And only a day after that, I found a flier where someone was looking for help with a project of the very kind I wanted to get some experience with but didn’t think I’d ever get the opportunity because I had no experience. Yet I called, and the project was mine, and it worked out great.
Now I have to admit that things don’t flow quite as dramatically every day, but they do go a lot better on the days I meditate. And when I’ve slacked off for a little while, I can really tell the difference.
In fact, it’s been a few days – I can’t imagine how I could have gotten side-tracked like that (must have been the holidays), and it’s high time to get back to my daily practice. So if you’ll excuse me, please. I’ve got to go lie down right now and meditate.
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Marcus Aurelius - Meditations - Audiobook
This is my own recording of Meditations (my channel was previously named INTPWorld)
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Marcus Aurelius ruled the Roman empire from AD 161-180. He wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. It is possible that large portions of the work were written at Sirmium, where he spent much time planning military campaigns from 170 to 180. Some of it was written while he was positioned at Aquincum on campaign in Pannonia, because internal notes tell us that the first book was written when he was campaigning against the Quadi on the river Granova and the second book was written at Carnuntum.
It is unlikely that Marcus Aurelius ever intended the writings to be published and the work has no official title, so Meditations is one of several titles commonly assigned to the collection. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs.
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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Robinson Crusoe #1)
Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe’s hard-luck character is still the standard for “growing where you’re planted.” Captured by pirates, he makes his break in a small boat and undergoes desperate adventures before winning his way back to civilization. But Crusoe proves willing to chance his luck a second time when, after sweating his way to prosperity as a planter in Brazil, he undertakes a voyage that isn’t needful… and is marooned on a small island off South America.
Crusoe shows the value of single-minded labor as he pursues ways to feed, shelter, and clothe himself. His ardent wish is to escape his island – why is it that the only people who come there are cannibals? But he spends more than two decades in isolation before acquiring a sidekick – the man Friday you’ve probably heard of. And who would guess his way to salvation would depend on leading a last-ditch fight against a shipful of mutineers?
Chapter 01. Start in Life - 00:00
Chapter 02. Slavery & Escape - 30:42
Chapter 03. Wrecked On a Desert Island - 58:58
Chapter 04. First Weeks On the Island - 1:41:10
Chapter 05. Builds a House - The Journal - 2:30:34
Chapter 06. Ill and Conscience-Stricken - 3:01:18
Chapter 07. Agricultural Experience - 3:33:47
Chapter 08. Surveys His Position - 3:54:53
Chapter 09. A Boat - 4:19:00
Chapter 10. Tames Goats - 4:57:18
Chapter 11. Finds Print of Man's Foot on the Sand - 5:24:10
Chapter 12. A Cave Retreat - 5:55:31
Chapter 13. Wreck of a Spanish Ship - 6:35:57
Chapter 14. A Dream Realized - 7:06:53
Chapter 15. Friday's Education - 7:44:45
Chapter 16. Rescue of Prisoners From Cannibals - 8:20:30
Chapter 17. Visit of Mutineers - 8:58:52
Chapter 18. The Ship Recovered - 9:34:33
Chapter 19. Return to England - 10:12:10
Chapter 20. Fight Between Friday and a Bear - 10:46:17
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A LEAR of the STEPPES, ETC by Ivan Turgenev | Audiobook with subtitles
Table of contents:
00:30 | 0 - Introduction
15:30 | 1 - A Lear of the Steppes 1 - 3
31:37 | 2 - A Lear of the Steppes Parts 4 - 6
44:59 | 3 - A Lear of the Steppes Parts 7 - 9
57:07 | 4 - A Lear of the Steppes Parts 10 - 12
1:22:51 | 5 - A Lear of the Steppes Parts 13 - 15
1:46:03 | 6 - A Lear of the Steppes Parts 16 - 18
2:07:25 | 7 - A Lear of the Steppes Parts 19 - 21
2:22:35 | 8 - A Lear of the Steppes Parts 22 - 24
2:46:30 | 9 - A Lear of the Steppes Parts 25 - 27
3:08:26 | 10 - A Lear of the Steppes Parts 28 - 31
3:30:51 | 11 - Faust First Letter
3:45:33 | 12 - Faust Second Letter
4:02:14 | 13 - Faust Third Letter
4:12:17 | 14 - Faust Fourth Letter
4:29:05 | 15 - Faust Fifth Letter
4:37:38 | 16 - Faust Sixth Letter
4:50:04 | 17 - Faust Seventh & Eighth Letters
4:55:52 | 18 - Faust Ninth Letter
5:19:02 | 19 - Acia Parts 1 and 2
5:39:06 | 20 - Acia Parts 3 and 4
5:54:40 | 21 - Acia Parts 5 and 6
6:03:43 | 22 - Acia Parts 7 and 8
6:22:06 | 23 - Acia Parts 9 and 10
6:32:39 | 24 - Acia Parts 11 and 12
6:39:46 | 25 - Acia Parts 13 and 14
6:49:01 | 26 - Acia Parts 15 and 16
7:00:36 | 27 - Acia Parts 17 to 20
7:07:51 | 28 - Acia Parts 21 and 22
A Lear of the Steppes, etc.
Ivan TURGENEV , translated by Constance GARNETT
This book contains three novellas by one of the major writers of Russian literature. The first, A LEAR OF THE STEPPES, is a brilliant re-imagining of Shakespeare’s play King Lear, wherein a larger-than-life father makes a life-altering decision with consequences unforeseen by him. FAUST begins at Section 11. In a series of letters to a friend the writer recounts his chance meeting with a married woman whom he had known years earlier when both were single and committed to each other. The ensuing events are vividly revealed in the letters. Section 19 introduces ACIA, the final “ETC.” of the book’s title. Turgenev poignantly portrays the twists and turns of human emotions in this moving psychological portrait of two people who fall in love. Leo Tolstoy believed Acia to be one of Turgenev's greatest stories. (Lee Smalley)
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