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One of the greatest laws of nature that is felt daily and is exhibited throughout our lives is this law, the Law of Reciprocity or the Law of Sowing and Reaping. The Bible states that as a man sows, so shall he reap. The entire universe and all areas of man obey this one law. You reap what you sow! Every cause has an effect and every effect is brought about by a cause. So, if you want to be rich, that is an effect, that effect can only come about if the right causes are pursued and fulfilled. So, the big question, what are the causes that one can do to bring about success and wealth?
All results in our lives regardless of whether they are positive or negative results are always born of actions that we execute; all actions are born of feelings we have; all feelings are born of emotions we harbor, all emotions are born of thoughts inside our minds (or hearts)!
Thoughts have the power to create or destroy. The Book of Proverbs states that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. That is so true. The thoughts that you allow to occupy your mind most have the most power to manifest in your life. Jesus stated that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and out of a good heart come forth good things whilst out of the evil heart are flung forth evil things.
Interesting eh? That means if your heart is preoccupied with evil things, evil thoughts, destructive thinking and low self-esteem, then your results will be the same. Why? Because all your actions will be born of what you feel inside!
Ever heard the term “he looked like he was rained on”? How is it possible that thoughts can affect posture? Well, it is very true that thoughts can and do affect posture, and posture in turn affect feelings and emotions.
Let me tell you a story.
In the Discovery Channel’s The Dog Whisperer there was a dog that seemed so low and unconfident, always walking about with its head down and tail between its legs. It always kept in corners whimpering. When the owner took this dog to the Dog Whisperer, he simply took a small tether and tied the tail facing upward and to the head of the dog. Amazingly, within three days, this dog had completely changed its behavior. Even after removing the tether, the tail remained high, the head up, was more interested in the environment and was no longer cowering in corners. This is a classic case of how posture can affect attitude.
Ever noticed how in the army and in general etiquette classes they teach you to walk “with your head high, chest out, and arms straight”? It has been shown that posture has a way of increasing confidence and thus increasing output. This is the reason why when you wear a new shoe or clothes, you feel great. The happy good feelings affect your mood, your gait, your work and even your overall output – it improves.
In the same manner, don’t just think about money and generate money thoughts, but start to feel right about it. Get rid of all the negative thoughts you have come to associate with money. In Africa one of the most common thoughts is that money only comes through witchcraft and sorcery, or through luck, or that it is only oppressors and corrupt people that become rich.
We have as people developed very negative associations with money and that has also translated into language. Statements like “I am broke”, “there is no money”, “things never seem to work for me” which then culminates into habits like hoarding and saving money for the sake of it with no specific aim to invest as well as being a miser.
The poverty mindset (always feeling like what you get today is purely from luck and may not come back tomorrow) gives birth to being a miser and hoarding. It also brings about an inability to invest and deny yourself today in order to benefit tomorrow, instead choosing to live for now rather than for tomorrow. This is the major reason why many poor people live and spend their money on liabilities instead of assets that can generate more money tomorrow. They also need validation from people outside to feel worthy rather than self-validation.
Internal dialogue that is positive yields positivity, so watch what you tell yourself.
Remember, every result was born from out of your thoughts, thus if you want to reap a harvest of money, change the thoughts you have now by changing what you allow into your mind daily.
In the next blog we will examine the second law of money, the Law of Belief.
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Rev Walter Mwambazi
Author of "The 7 Principles for Financial Prosperity", Life Coach, Facilitator, Peak Performance Coach, Digital Marketing Professional, Network Marketer, Health & Wellness Consultant, Pastor, Copy Writer, Motivation Speaker & Writer.