Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett
A consciousness of plenty is necessary to create, to receive, to enjoy, to thrive. The question never is whether we live in an abundant universe. The question is whether we live in an abundance consciousness. Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, taught:
“To attain prosperity, think about prosperity, industry, and efficiency. Fill your mind to overflowing with thoughts of success; realize that the fullness of all good belongs to you by divine right. To this add a feeling of happiness and joy and you have the recipe for abundant and lasting prosperity.”
You want to have it? You have to imagine it! I heard myself once, observing a beautiful home surrounded by acres of manicured gardens, saying “Who would want all that to take care of?” I was saying, in essence, “I cannot imagine it!” You can only have what you can imagine, what you actually want.
You want to have it? You have to share it. Proverbs 11:25 (NIV) reads: “A generous man will prosper (be enriched); he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”
One person who understood this principle stands out in my memory, from an Omaha World-Herald article in 1999. Bob Thompson of Belleville Michigan, owner of a road-building company, sold his business. Instead of retaining all the profits, he divided $128 million among his 550 employees, making 80 of them instant millionaires. He even paid their taxes so that those getting a million would actually see a million in hand.
When local media made a big deal about it, Thompson replied, “It’s sharing good times, that’s all it really is.”
I am Divine Abundance, brimming with possibilities.
I give generously of my time, talent, and treasure.
I live in an attitude of gratitude.