Almost all issues people have with manifesting prosperity in their lives stem from feelings of unworthiness they picked up during childhood. That is why it is so important for parents to raise their kids to know that they deserve the best in life.
People will manifest prosperity in direct proportion to the degree they believe they are worthy of it. Every day of your life you subconsciously answer the question, “How much abundance can I stand today?”
If you want to raise your kids to prosper, it’s important to look at your own beliefs about self-worth. When you understand how you have been programmed to feel unworthy, then you can intentionally raise your kids with a different story-line.
As Dan Millman points out in his excellent book, Everyday Enlightenment, everyone learns at a very early age two prime directives of life on earth:
1. If you’re good, you’re rewarded.
2. If you’re bad, you’re punished.
These messages are drilled into your subconscious by parents, teachers, babysitters, and other caregivers, and reinforced by all the media you’re exposed to. They are burned on your hard drive.
Of course, every person does bad things that no one sees and has bad thoughts that nobody knows about. But there is ONE person that knows every bad thing you’ve ever done and every bad thought you’ve ever had your whole life: You. And depending on what belief system you’ve been raised in, you may think an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent God has caught each of these things, too.
Every time you catch yourself thinking something like this, you’re probably lowering the perception you have of your self-worth. Subconsciously you know you’re supposed to be punished. So you punish yourself, not even knowing you’re doing it, by sabotaging your prosperity.
What if instead you created a “success cycle” for yourself? Changing how you think about your own worthiness will help instill in your kids the mindset they need to prosper.
Here some tips to help parents stop sabotaging their prosperity so they can raise children who feel worthy to accept the abundance we are meant to have:
- Check your thoughts. Do you tell yourself things like “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all,” or “I’m always a day late and a dollar short”? Your life is the harvest of your thoughts. Your thoughts come from the type of vision you have and where you are on the cycle. Replace the critical thoughts with affirmations such as “I and my family deserve the best.”
- Expand your vision of what can be for you and your family. Abundant people see opportunity. They never think something is too good to be true. They expect good things. I encourage parents with kids to look at vacation brochures, read luxury magazines and even drive through wealthy neighborhoods to expand their view of what is possible and develop a larger prosperity consciousness.
- Dream out loud – Instead of getting hung up on what’s “realistic,” people with prosperity consciousness dream about what they really want in life. Parents can do this by encouraging their kids to talk about their dreams and even make “prosperity maps” – posters and collages depicting what they want to do, be and achieve.
- Don’t buy negativity – Successful people don’t listen to naysayers, but first imagine a better life and then work to make it so. Encourage your kids to think and believe anything is possible.
So do some critical thinking about what kind of beliefs you developed in childhood on money, rich people, God, health, and relationships. Instead of shackling your kids with the lie that they aren’t good enough, share your dreams and encourage them to dream, too. Give your kids the gift of a larger worldview and you will equip them to manifest prosperity beyond your wildest dreams.
About the author, Randy Gage: Prosperity Expert Randy Gage rose from a jail cell as a teen to become a self-made multi-millionaire who has inspired millions of people around the world. He is the author of eight books on success including Prosperity Mind and Accept Your Abundance which have been translated into more than 25 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. With a style described as “Deepak Chopra meets Dennis Miller,” this personal prosperity provocateur prods people to ditch attitudes that are holding them back and grab opportunities previously hidden. Follow Randy on Twitter at: http://www.Twitter.com/Randy_Gage and learn more about him at his public website: http://www.RandyGage.com and on Prosperity TV: http://www.youtube.com/randygage.