The kingdom mindset (abundance consciousness) is something we all strive toward. I used to think I was doing well leaning toward abundance consciousness. But something Jai told me shocked me, there are people that spend $500.00 on one meal at high class five star restaurants! I thought Applebee's was expensive!
This made me actually angry thinking $500.00 I could buy enough groceries to last maybe two months!
It is hard when you are trying to find quarters nickels and dimes to buy some gasoline for your car.
I know about believing I am blessed and living the kingdom life. When I heard people blow away $500.00 on a meal, it shows me my kingdom consciousness is more like fake gold thought because to me $500.00 is a lot of money!
So as I know wealth is coming, someplace in my mind there are limits that say watch how much you spend and make it last, try to get the most from your money!
That is not wealth consciousness, that is not kingdom consciousness.
So how do you feel knowing that there are people happily spending $500.00 a meal? One meal, this isn't even one days worth of meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner but one meal! Even if it were $500.00 total for the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner it would still be way over the top of my spending and make me angry.
I am reminded of something my grandfather said once, "If there are no prices, then they are ashamed to print them."
If I am fully living in the kingdom, $500.00 a meal shouldn't bother me, after all the kingdom life is ever abundant.
But right now had I that much money to spend that, no matter what the atmosphere or how good the food, I'd be in shock maybe a long time.
I know I don't fully have that kingdom mindset.
Edit added thanks to all...
While I see not many answers mentioning God or Jesus, I do find these answers useful.
God gives us, as his children, "toys" to play with. But if we take each and look at it as rare and we better watch or we may lose it or break it, better to just put it in a closet in a box and not use it. This is not what God wants for us, any parent wants to see his sons and daughters enjoying their toys.
So practicing this abundance game is learning to enjoy the blessings of this Kingdom mind. As we learn to enjoy the blessings we appreciate them, and parents that see the appreciation give more and more. God seeing our appreciation gives more and more.
Furthermore as we pray we are to pray as if we already have what we are praying for. So as we play this game we are in a state of already having and appreciation.
I think The Prosperity Game is a good way to make that Kingdom Mind solid, not abstract but really here.
Thank you so much, I really appreciate these answers and look forward to others as well.
I think each day before each deposit we could thank God for the money to deposit. Again appreciation, and already done praying comes to mind. Thank you so much everyone and thank you God for these friends with these answers.:-)
I agree with the comment that @lozenge123 made below your answer.
Namely, that Abraham's Prosperity Game will get you into that feeling of spending that kind of money even if you don't have that kind of money yet...and then Law of Attraction will have to match that improved feeling about money by manifesting more abundance in your life.
That vibrational-matching may come in the form of money or the abundance may come through other forms. In any case, playing the game daily will work wonders in transforming a scarcity mindset into an abundance mindset.
I'll repeat the link @lozenge123 mentioned because it's a nice, concise explanation of how to play the game: http://www.healyourlife.com/play-the-prosperity-game
There is further information about playing the Prosperity Game in What problems am I facing with the 'Prosperity Game' and 'Wallet Process'?
To people who are spending that amount of money on a meal, it's really no big deal. I've done so myself a number of times. There's no particular emotional reaction (like happiness) about it because it just feels normal. It's just a meal out. See the analogy about a person with a million dollars.
I remember one time I actually went out for dinner with the sole goal of spending as much money as I possibly could on a meal (excluding drinks costs and tips) just to see what I could manage...a real life attempt at playing the Prosperity Game. My rules were that I couldn't book anywhere in advance and it would be in a major city on a Friday night when the better chefs are probably on duty.
I actually didn't do that well. It was several years ago now and I can't remember what the exact final figure was but it was certainly less than the equivalent of $500. (It was a European city and so was in a different currency)
I found it's surprisingly hard to spend more than a few hundred dollars because most publicly-accessible restaurants, even good ones, are not really geared up to charge that amount of money just for food (excluding alcohol), probably because they think people wouldn't eat there at those prices. So I guess that means there's many good restaurant owners with limiting beliefs about money also :)
answered 27 Jun '14, 05:12
Wade, I don't think you're going to like what I'm going to say here but I easily spend $500 on a night's entertainment. I want the experience, not the money. Although that may change because of my current employment situation is ending very soon. But something inside me says it's going to be better than before. When I hear you mentioning $500 for a meal, the first thing that comes to my mind is "Wow! I would like to try that meal!"......never thought "OMG! That's $500!!"
I wasn't always like this. ....for a brief period 6 years ago I was flat broke, unemployed and I was evicted from my apartment in the city I lived in. I had nowhere else to go, so I moved into my mother's house in the country for the next 3 months. I even remember borrowing money from her to get a coffee. But my mother treated me like a 17 year old kid and had no respect for the adult me. She laid down "ALOT" of house rules, including what time I should go to bed and what time I was to get up, and laid out a list of chores that were to be done by the end of each day.
By the end of 2 months I wanted out of my mother's house!!....BAD!!
I remember sitting in a chair and saying to myself, with a hint of anger, "I've got to get out of here and start building my life again." The desire came from my gut. This desire gave me the drive to pick up the phone, send a few emails and act on idea's that started to appear. I took action!
In a matter of 30 - 40 days I was in a new city, living at no cost in a luxury hotel waiting for my new apartment to be ready, I was starting a new job at $50K, and had a new luxury car. It all appeared out of nowhere in the form of a phone call. Just like the movies, my mother answered the phone and called out to me while I was stacking firewood.
I thank you Wade for this question because it had triggered this memory I had forgotten. With my current unemployment situation almost upon me I now know what to do. "Act on your inner desire....fear is the only thing holding you down."
answered 26 Jun '14, 23:39
It's a good thing Wade that you know the value of 500 Dollars. That is your Value. Now a person that has money to spend 500 dollars on a meal has their Value. A meal at that price is not just an Applebee's put on a nice plate and eaten with silver spoons. There is a lot behind it. The staff, the location, the quality of the ingredients.
I have spent more than $500 on a meal, following my joy buying the food and wine I wanted without looking at the prices. Abraham has said in the past to just allow yourself to want what you want without letting the price tag define what you want. You decide.
I agree the prosperity game is great for changing your mindset to abundance I grew up in an average, middle-class home so my comfort level would have been around a $120 spend for a meal out at a restaurant. To raise my abundance level I played the prosperity game.. It really works well but you have to give it time and you have to enjoy it, don't do it to "get money" do it because it's fun to spend lots of money in your mind. That part can be just as much fun as actually spending it and I can say that in all honesty because I have done both.
answered 27 Jun '14, 06:36
In The Kingdom there will be no money, just FREEDOM.
You'll be as free as the animals. You'll be as free as those few societies that's living in joy without money even today.
Animal is innocence. They do not judge all things as 'good' or 'bad', they do not have a system of control of all shelter and foods. It is FREEDOM.
Even animals who serve a Queen Ant or Queen Bee are free to do whatever they want as long as they come back to give some food to the Queen they will be ok.
Focusing on manifesting FREEDOM is what will really change the planet.
answered 27 Jun '14, 01:38
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answered 27 Jun '14, 10:35
Realize that you already have it and are possibly selecting more negative than positive states from this Kingdom mind, and perhaps that's why you ask the question. The Kingdom is the state of infinite potential or true you or source which is pure formless potential. It's really a question of accepting this and also engaging in Self discovery via meditation, practicing positive focus/imagination it does require a selection from both positive and negative potential which is the Infinite nature of the kingdom. All is good ultimately because we get to freely choose any type of experience we wish because each one is but a perspective in an infinite number of perspectives, so we could actually select a seemingly negative state and then use that to select a rather unique bunch of positive states from Infinite formless potential. It boils down to what we'd like to experience, we do "incarnate" into a certain starting state the choice of which is determined by us for reasons of our own and then take it from there. In all states, we are aiming to realize or sense either consciously or unconsciously (: in the case who don't necessarily thinking in "spiritual" terms :) that we are always one with Source and have access to Infinite potential to express ourselves with by deliberate focus of our imagination and choice of thoughts (: always aiming for the most resourceful beliefs or thoughts :).
answered 22 Jul '14, 17:15
money does not make you happy. maybe the person spending 500$ per meal is living over is revenue. or maybe he is stealing enough people to be able to do that. like you said you could have done a lot more thing with that money. so be happy that you do not live over your revenue or budget. be happy that you can make wiser choice, be happy that you do not steal a lot of people to pay for a meal that cost 2 week of revenue to people that spend their money wisely. also in some country they have less high revenue but they also pay stuff at a lot lower price that someone with a higher revenue will pay. so the person with the higher revenue is pay a lot better then in the other country but stuff that is sell to him or service will cost a lot more then the person in the other country. that one is cheated on is pay and the other is cheated on what he buys. both of them suffer iniquity.
you see one of them think I do not earn enough people in other country earn more then me, how come I do not earn the same? and the other think how come in other country they earn less then me and they are able to have those things that I am not even able to buy because they cost to much?
you want some example: how come you buy something from a country right next to yours and you have 50$ of delivery, and you buy it from a country across the globe from where you live and pay less for the product and there is no shipping cost?
you want another example: how come you buy a product made in your country, and you buy it from another country and it cost half the price that if you would buy it in your country?
is it logical that if they send it to the other country and send it back to you it should cost you more to buy it from another country because of the travel charge?
then why can you buy it half price and the person in the other country is still making money?
is it because in your country some one is making a lot of money on product and cheating people out of their money?
and after they say buy from your country to help your country.
well I prefer to buy it half price from another country if they are able to make money selling me the product half price, it means that here they are selling it at price that are very to high and people do not know what is the price that it is sold in other country for the same exact product.
you have free will after all. know the truth and make your choice.
as in the kingdom above where their is no iniquity no darkness at all a kingdom of peacemakers with a pure heart where they are able to be humble and say that they do not know everything,
compare to the kingdom below where people lie and speak about what they do not know to show them self better then they are. when in fact when one knows the truth it only show that they are the opposite of the outside image that they show when they open their mouth.
It is not what you put in your mouth that will defile you it is what comes out of your mouth that will defile you.
What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them."
After all, what goes into your mouth will not defile you; rather, it's what comes out of your mouth that will defile you."
if you want to have the kingdom mindset.
Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
If I have been your helper so be it and let it be.
Let there be light, be the light that you can be, experience and enjoy.
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