(from You Can Heal Your Life by Louise H. Hay)

"I deserve the best, and I accept the best now!"

To me, true prosperity begins with feeling good about yourself. It is also the freedom to do what you want to do, when you want to do it. It is never an amount of money, it is a state of mind. Prosperity or lack of it is an outer expression of the ideas in your head.


If we do not accept the idea that we "deserve" to prosper, then even when abundance falls in our laps, we will refuse it somehow....

Whatever we concentrate on increases, so don't concentrate on your bills. If you concentrate on lack and debt, then you will create more lack and debt.

There is an inexhaustible supply in the Universe. Begin to be aware of it. Take the time to count the stars on a clear evening, or the grains of sand in one handful, the leaves on one branch of a tree, the raindrops on a window pane, the seeds in one tomato. Each seed is capable of producing a whole vine withunlimited tomatoes on it. Be grateful for what you do have and you will find it increases. I like to bless with love all that is in my life now my home, the heat,water, light, telephone, furniture, plumbing, appliances, clothing, transportation, jobs, the money I do have, friends, my ability to see and feel and taste and touch and walk and to enjoy this incredible planet....

If you get a gift, accept it graciously. If you can't use the gift, pass it on to someone else. Keep the flow of things moving through you. Just smile and say "Thank you." This way you let the Universe know you are ready to receive your good.

Make Room for the New

Cluttered closets mean a cluttered mind. As you clean the closet, say to yourself, "I am cleaning out the closets of my mind." The Universe loves symbolic gestures....

Love Your Bills

Your security is not your job, or your bank account, or your investments, nor your spouse or parents. Your security is your ability to connect with the cosmic power that creates all things.

I like to think that the power within me that breathes my body is the same power that provides all that I need and just as easily and simply. The Universe is lavish and abundant and it is our birthright to be supplied everything we need unless we choose to believe to the contrary....

I bless my doorbell and the front door, knowing that only good comes into my home. I expect my life to be good and joyous and it is....

Rejoice in Others' Good Fortune

Don't delay your own prosperity by being resentful or jealous that someone else has more than you. Don't criticize the way they choose to spend their money. It is none of your business.

Each person is under the law of his or her own consciousness. Just take care of your own thoughts. Bless another's good fortune, and know there is plenty for all....

Visualization--Ocean of Abundance

Your prosperity consciousness is not dependent on money, your flow of money is dependent upon your prosperity consciousness.

As you can conceive of more, more will come into your life.

I love the visualization of standing at the sea shore looking out at the vast ocean and knowing that this ocean is the abundance that is available to me. Look down at your hands and see what sort of container you are holding. Is it a teaspoon, a thimble with a hole in it, a paper cup, a glass, a tumbler, a pitcher, a bucket, a wash tub, or perhaps you have a pipeline connected to this ocean of abundance. Look around you and notice that no matter how many people are there and no matter what kind of container they have, there is plenty for everyone. You cannot rob another, and they cannot rob you. And in no way can you drain the ocean dry. Your container is your consciousness, and it can always be exchanged for a larger container. Do this exercise often, to get the feeling of expansion and unlimited supply.

Open Your Arms

I sit at least once a day with my arms stretched out to the side and say, "I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe." It gives me a feeling of expansion.

The Universe can only distribute to me what I have in my consciousness, and I can ALWAYS create more in my consciousness. It is like a cosmic bank. I make mental deposits by increasing my awareness of my own abilities to create. Meditation, treatments, and affirmations are mental deposits. Let's make a habit of making daily deposits....

Money does not have to be a serious subject in your life. Put it into perspective. Money is a means of exchange. That's all it is. What would you do and what would you have if you didn't need money?...

"I am willing to change" "I am willing to release old negative beliefs." Sometimes we have to work with these two affirmations a lot in order to open the space to begin creating prosperity....

"I am open and receptive to new avenues of income."

"I now receive my good from expected unexpected sources."

"I am an unlimited being accepting from an unlimited source in an unlimited way."

Rejoice in the Small New Beginnings

When we work for increasing prosperity, we always gain in accordance with our beliefs about what we deserve....

Recognize Prosperity

Begin to recognize prosperity everywhere and rejoice in it....Recognize that all this is part of YOUR abundance, and you are increasing your consciousness to partake of these things if you desire....

There is a natural rhythm and flow of life. Things come, and things go. I believe that when something goes, it is only to make room for something new and better.

Accept Compliments

Compliments are gifts of prosperity. Learn to accept them graciously....

It is even better to accept the compliment and return it so the giver feels as though "he or she" has received a gift. It is a way of keeping the flow of good going.

Rejoice in the abundance of being able to awaken each morning and experience a new day. Be glad to be alive, to be healthy, to have friends, to be creative, to be a living example of the joy of living. Live to your highest awareness. Enjoy your transformational process.


"In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole and complete. I am one with the Power that created me. I am totally open and receptive to the abundant flow of prosperity that the Universe offers. All my needs and desires are met before I even ask. I am Divinely guided and protected, and I make choices that are beneficial for me. I rejoice in other's successes, knowing there is plenty for us all. I am constantly increasing my conscious awareness of abundance, and this reflects in a constantly increasing income. My good comes from EVERYWHERE and EVERYONE. All is well in my world."

from Louise L. Hay, You Can Heal Your Life (Farmingdale, NY: Coleman Publishing, 1984), pp. 115-123.

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