It has been said, “A lean purse is easier to cure, than endure.”
Some people reading this will say, “It’s not that simple to cure a lean purse, especially in these economic times.”
However, feeling abundant, prosperous, and financially serene is easily within your reach. What you must do is change some of your actions and beliefs about money, apply a few principles, and you will attract money flow into your life, and achieve financial serenity.
The Wealthiest Civilization in the World
Do you remember learning about Babylon? Babylon was the wealthiest civilization in the world, and its citizens enjoyed wealth beyond the comprehension of our modern culture.
The poor Babylonian was the exception, because knowledge of the laws of prosperity were available to everyone.
The laws of money were created by the Babylonians over 8,000 years ago, and they are just as true today, as they were back then. They are very simple to understand. The Babylonian path to personal wealth was:
1. Saving regularly
2. Controlling expenditures
3. Living debt-free
4. Prudently investing
5. Protecting wealth from loss
6. Owning property
7. Establishing a future income for old age
8. Increasing the ability to earn money by perseverance
I am sure most, if not all of these concepts are familiar to you. But, how many of them do you use in your daily life to create abundance, prosperity, and wealth?
Fatten Thy Purse
The first secret of the Babylonian’s principles for creating wealth was “Start thy purse to fattening.” This was accomplished by taking not less than 10% of all one earned, and keeping it for oneself. This money was kept in a purse worn at one’s waist.
The purpose of the purse wasn’t just to be a place to keep the money; it was also meant to serve as a money magnet. This act endowed the wearer of the purse with financial serenity as it grew fatter. As the purse grew too heavy to carry, some of the money was transferred to a larger chest where it was used to lend money, buy property, and make investments.
Some money was always kept in the purse at one’s waist to be a magnet to more money—the purse was never completely emptied. Creating your own money magnet, or “Babylonian purse,” is a fabulous way to encourage financial serenity.
Financial Serenity vs. Financial Security
What is financial serenity? Financial serenity means never having to worry about money again. In your heart, you must believe you have access to an abundant storehouse of prosperity, and abundance, just waiting for you to claim it as your own. Just like the sun shining ever so bright each day, it is always there waiting for you. All you have to do is believe and understand it is there for you, and it will appear.
Financial security, on the other hand, is having collected enough money so that we never have to worry about not having enough money ever again. For many of us, we have not reached this point, and who knows if we will ever accomplish “having enough.” So, I believe achieving financial serenity is more powerful, satisfying, and life-enriching than seeking financial security. Why not feel good about your situation now, rather than wait a lifetime to save enough money to achieve security?
So, if you wish to attract more prosperity into your life, and become wealthier, consider carrying with you a money magnet. Keep your money magnet close by you so you can see, and have physical evidence of your prosperity, just like the Babylonians did. This money magnet is also yours to keep. It is not money you have set aside in your purse to pay the pizza delivery person.
A perfect money magnet is a $100 dollar bill that you carry tucked away in your purse. And, it has to be a $100 dollar bill. You’ll be less likely to “break it” and spend it, as you would five $20 dollar bills.
Carry this $100 bill with you, and become aware of the financial serenity and feelings of abundance it brings your way. As you shop in your daily life, mentally see how many things you can buy with this $100 bill. This is an excellent reconditioning tool to teach us abundance has to be present in our minds, first, before it can manifest in our lives.
So, my request of you is to create your very own money magnet. Tuck a $100 dollar bill away in your purse, knowing you carry with you evidence of abundance and prosperity the Universe wishes you to have. Don’t spend this money, except in the case of an emergency. This is your money magnet, and will create financial serenity in your mind.
Knowledge of abundance has to exist in your mind, first, before it will manifest in your life. So, take action and create your money magnet this week. Remember, a lean purse is easier to cure, than endure.