By Janeen Clark
This is another exercise first introduced by Abraham Hicks that I have found to be extremely helpful in creating more money in my life.
Quite often many of us say that we want more money. But because the idea of “really having” a lot of money is so foreign to us – we find it very hard to create it from our current experience.
Because we continually experience lack and are so used to working from that perspective, it is very hard to “really” imagine what having a lot of money “feels” like. And as you know the Law of Attraction works from our “beliefs” and “feelings” about what we are trying to attract.
This is where the Prosperity Game comes in. The Prosperity Game is a practice of receiving checks from “the Universe” that doubles in its amount every day. Each day as you accept this check it is your job to spend every cent of it. Sounds easy right? But, if you are not used to having a lot of money you will be surprised how hard it is at first to stretch your imagination. This is the most important part of the game. The game is designed so you can practice stretching your limited ideas about money and to get an understanding of what it really “feels” like to have unlimited amount of money at your disposal.
Here are the basics of how the game works, then we will go into the various ways you can play. Every day you will receive a virtual check from the Universe, and each day thereafter it will double in size. So, on day one you will receive a check for $1,000. You need to then spend that entire $1,000 by the end of that day. List each thing you will buy with it and the approximation of what it will cost. The next day you receive a check for $2,000. Again you must spend it all. The next day, $4,000, then $8,000, then $16,000, etc. Each day the day’s before amount doubles. Sound easy enough? You would be surprised how hard it gets when you reach the $100,000 mark.
Now here is the catch. The first rule is you cannot give it away freely to anyone unless it is for a special occasion, i.e., birthday, anniversary, etc. The reason behind this is going with the thought that EVERY one of us can create any amount we desire at any time and that lack is not possible for anyone on this Earth. It is an important part of the exercise to get it into your subconscious that everyone had the same entitlement to create whatever they want in life and it helps to remind you of each persons ability to do this anytime you feel tempted to give them money. (The exception to this rule is if your future plans are to start up your own charity. Then you may list all the things you would need to purchase for it to be successful.)
The second rule is to not put it into any kind of savings unless you saving up for something specific like a house. The reason behind this is that “saving” in its traditional form infers that someday there might not be any more coming in and that you will need money to “fall back on.” If you are a true creator and believer you will realize that there will never be a day when more than enough money is not constantly coming in for your use. Also if you are going to save for the “dream house” it’s probably better that you not do that until your money has reached at least the $100,000 mark. This way you get used to spending the smaller amounts every day.
Different Ways to Play This Game
There are several ways to do this game. It is up to you which inspires you or is the most comfortable for you.
Use Actual Checks:
Do you have any old bank accounts that you have since closed but couldn’t make yourself throw out the box of checks that went with them? They are perfect for this game. Get a blank white envelope and on the front of it write something like: Dear Your Name Here: We love you so much we have decided to give you an allowance for the rest of your life. You deserve this money just for being who you are, because who you are is perfect. This money will double in value everyday because we know that the value of you as a being doubles everyday. Use this abundance to create whatever it is you are wanting to create today and know and trust you will always have more than enough for all that you need. Love Universe (or Higher Self, whichever you prefer).
Then write out the first check for $1,000. Write it To: your name; write in the amount on the line and in the number box. In the Comments portion write: Simply Because You Are and Sign It: Love Universe.
Put this check in the envelope you wrote the other message listed above and place both under your pillow each night before you go to sleep. When you wake up in the morning, always read the message on the front of the envelope first, staple the check to a blank page in a notebook and underneath write down how you are going to spend today’s money. This is a great exercise for tactile people that like to see and feel the experience of money. The opening of the envelope, the removal of the check and the handwritten ways to spend it. If you are the type of person who writes checks and pays their bills by mail this is probably the best exercise for you, because you enjoy or are comfortable with the “feel” of money.
Build Your Own Spreadsheet
This exercise is for people more comfortable with the computer. It is very simple to create a spreadsheet or word document for this exercise. Type the “envelope saying” listed in the above example on the first page of your word document or spread sheet. Be sure to read this first every day to remind yourself of why you are receiving this money. Then each day start a new page of the document with the new daily amount and type below it what you are purchasing today.Great Online Program or Have It Emailed To You Daily.If you are the type of person who loves interacting with the computer this is the perfect program for you. It is totally free and currently has over 22,000 active users. It will customize your “checks” every time you visit. Even if you miss a day – it will pick up from where you left off. The fun of this game is it asks you to focus on what you are wanting, how strong your desire is, how strong your resistance may be when you have to spend your money for the day and it will keep track of every entry so you can always go back and check on previous “purchases” or to see how far you have come. It even has a 21 day email program where they will send your “personalized checks” in the mail until doing the exercise becomes a habit.
Unfortunately many article directories will not let me put direct links into the body of my articles but if you click on my web address listed in the author box below, my homepage has the direct link to the on-line version titled The Prosperity Game. Like I mentioned before it is totally free and a really fun way to play the game.
Any which way you decide to play the game will be effective. So many of us say that we want to create more money in our lives, but we are so used to living inside our comfort zone that we no longer dream or stretch our minds to the possibility of what having unlimited money really means.
We sometimes get so caught up in just having enough money for the necessities that we have forgotten that we are allowed to extend our desires to the things we are just simply wanting or desiringto experience.
So go give it a try. You might be surprised what you find out about yourself. You may find you place limits on your desires that you weren’t even aware of. Or find that spending all this money on yourself feels a little uncomfortable at first, because deep down you have forgotten that you are naturally deserving of all your desires.
The most important thing you will get out of this exercise however, is experiencing how it really “feels” to have unlimited abundance.
Remember the Law of Attraction brings you what you feel and think abut. So start learning how to think and feel true unlimited abundance and watch how it changes the “real” money you receive everyday.
Janeen Clark is a Spiritual Life Coach who has been teaching, studying and applying the Law of Attraction for almost 20 years. If you would like to read more Manifestation Exercises that you could put into practice right now, please visit her daily blog at The Very Happy Human