When we talk about prosperity, somehow we equate with money and wealth. Prosperity can be equated as succeeding in health, relationships, spiritual growth, career growth and business growth, as well as personal finances. Gods plan for you and me is to live and share joy, happiness, love, healing and help/support those that need our help to better themselves. Ofcourse many societies including ours have, “haves” and “have-nots”. We’ll have to work towards making heaven on earth. That means, we work and take action to help ourselves for bettering the creation of our communities to live joyfully, happily and peacefully. When we set boundaries in our aspirations for betterment, we neglect our God-given creativity and we are faced with lack or develop selfishness towards what we possess.
A good habit to experience prosperity in all aspects of our daily life is prayer and meditation. Ever talk to God (or Lord, Jesus, Infinite Intelligence, Divine spirit, etc) in the form of prayer? Yes God listens. And God communicates to us, when we are quite or in meditation. Listen to the vibes, the inner communication. I recall back in 1997, I wanted to ride the Indian rails in all different directions, and at the same time make it a form of pilgrimage to visit Hindu and Buddhist temples, Christian churches, Mosques, gurdwara’s (Sikh temples), etc. I also had this greater urge to talk to Hindu Holy men, who are known as Sadhu’s, who wander around and are practicing spirituality and non-materialistic.
I talked to several Holy men on a 10 week pilgrimage in India, crisscrossing the Indian sub-continent. I left a project temporary job in Los Angeles area, to take up such a trip. Something was telling me inside of my heart to go to India for a pilgrimage. At that time, my future wife Denise, encouraged me to take the trip. I was excited and didn’t want to pass up the opportunity. So, prosperity comes in all forms. When I took at the pilgrimage trip by trains in India, I was healthy and strong, and able to withstand sleeping on trains several nights in a span of 10 weeks. God has blessed me in several ways, and I give thanks and praise for it.
Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas, Nevada