Years ago, I took the 4T Prosperity Program twice at Unity Church of Delray Beach – in 2006 and 2007. One of my dear friends who lived in South Florida at the time took the course with me the first time around and even though she has since lived in North Carolina for nearly seven years, we continue to hold a weekly (and when time permits, bi-weekly) prosperity prayer session by phone. On the other days, both of us do the prayers on our own in addition to other individually preferred forms of meditation and reflection.
Whenever I’m in the car, I continue to listen to the CDs that came with the class, alternating lessons in an ongoing effort to fully absorb them into consciousness and apply them to my daily life. I’m by no means perfect at it and I’ll admit it demands a tremendous amount of concentration, discipline and commitment. But if the way I’ve been feeling is any indication, my work is beginning to pay off. One of my close friends remarked that I looked “positively radiant” the other night more than once. While I did dress up and apply extra care to my make-up and wardrobe choices I fully believe that the radiance she was referring to came from within.
It’s not easy to release old, negative programming; ingest new, positive programming and continue to see things with a spiritual eye. One of the many lessons of the 4T class is to “see your circumstances right” — not accepting them as they are but holding them in mind as they CAN be. Visualizing, feeling and giving thanks in advance for all of the things you want to be, do and have. I mentioned last week on Love, Liberty and Lip Gloss that one of the tools that has really assisted me in this effort (not being a visually-oriented person) is my secret board on Pinterest. In the era of new media, Vision Boards and Treasure Maps are so much more efficient because you can add to them constantly – without the mess of cutting up magazines, gluing images and finding places to hide them.
On my Treasure Mapping Board, under each photo or link, I type in a corresponding affirmation. And when I do my prayer work, I always have it open to remind me of the kind of person I want to be (healthy, vibrant, accomplished, loving, joyful, etc) and the things I want to have (good relationships, a new car, a thriving business, etc). When I find good articles on spirituality, health, holistic healing and anything else that appeals to me, I add them to the board.
There are also plenty of photos of places I’ve been and would like to return to (e.g. Saint Augustine) and places I want to visit (e.g. Maui).
My secret Pinterest Board is almost 9 months old and already some of the things on it have manifested in one form or another. For example, the new i-phone I posted and affirmed that I was completely enjoying? Received “unexpectedly” as a gift from my book client in November of 2013 — a few months after I’d posted the photo and affirmation. Of course, other things may take longer to manifest but that’s exactly the point.
Spiritual growth and development hasn’t been an “overnight success” but rather a long and wondrous journey with plenty of “setbacks” and “obstacles.” I’ve learned it’s not a straight line to a higher consciousness and deeper relationship with God but an ongoing effort that is well worth every second of time you can devote to it. Other things have also unfolded amazingly but in the interest of my privacy I am not disclosing them here. I’ll be taking a class next month that will hopefully assist me in reaching the next level. I’m really looking forward to that!
Anyway, if you’ve never heard of Stretton Smith’s 4T Prosperity Program, I highly recommend it. Not sure if you can purchase the CDs and workbook to use on your own or if they must be used as part of a course but visit their website for more information.
Have a blessed week!