Looking back at Martin Luther King Jr.’s life work shows a man who was empowered by his revolutionary spirit. As many people take his day of remembrance as an opportunity to post flowery quotes, I feel his most crucial statements get overlooked. Dr. King was truly a revolutionary who would act to change an unjust world. He once said, “Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.”
We still deal with many issues today that Dr. King fought, which many of us have gotten complacent over. Recent census data shows that half of the U.S. population qualifies as poor or low income, with one in five millennials living in poverty. In 2011, 16.7 million children lived in food insecure households. A 2013 UNICEF report ranked the U.S. as having the second highest relative child poverty rates in the developed world. Would Dr. King think that is acceptable?
Many mainstream society members blame poor education or drugs and alcohol on the homeless. Society often blames the homeless for not “getting a job”. Did you know that 44% of homeless people are employed? We can throw the homeless man a dime, or we can start to look at the big picture, like Dr. King would.
We live in a financial landscape where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Such a small group of people control most of the world’s wealth and resources. Our societal abundance is being choked by the greedy few. We keep giving the majority of our wealth to corporations as mom and pop shops are closing their doors. Where we spend our money truly dictates our financial landscape. If you want a revolution, start by revolutionizing your life. Live closer to work. Stop paying so much in gas. Spend money at a local shop versus a place that outsources to make their shareholders richer. Does your company help or inhibit this cause?
Today, take the opportunity to re-evaluate the life you lead and the world in which you live. Which structures need to be reconstructed to better suit everyone and everything that shares this planet? Don’t be complacent when you see others suffer. In Dr. King’s name, take action to make the necessary changes. One man did so much and had a profound impact on all of us. Imagine a world where everyone led their life by their own revolutionary spirit.
It seems so simple to say get out of your own way, but its a point so many people on this planet miss. Are you your own worst critic? Are you fearful of making a bad choice? Are you scared to fail? Do you turn down opportunities after talking yourself out of it? Do you talk yourself out of trying something new? Do you convince yourself that mediocrity is okay? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this message is for you.
I meet so many who block their own abundance in their lives. Worry and doubts can attract the very miserable experiences you are trying to avoid. I have been guilty of it myself so I am speaking from a place of love so that the next person can avoid it. I don’t know about you, but at the end of the day I don’t want to say I simply “got through” my life. I want to enjoy all that life has to offer. The best way to do this is to become a “Yes Man” to God, the Angels, and the Universe with every good thing that presents itself to you.
God wants to shower us with infinite abundance. It took me a long time to realize that it takes a great deal of energy to be broke and manifest misery. If you constantly talk yourself out of opportunities, people, and new things, you may totally be missing your boat to abundance. If you control others trying to help you out of fear and turn them down, you are blocking the help coming your way. The good news is that there are an infinite number of opportunities available. It is never too late to start to notice the chance meetings, good information, or people coming your way.
I strongly believe God works through us and reaches down to us through others. It’s time to get out of your own way and enjoy everything the Universe has to offer. No more excuses. Know in your heart that abundance is here for you, and take the action steps you are guided to take. If your path isn’t clear, meditate. Ask for a sign. Do something. Anything is better than staying passive. I promise you that the Universe will answer. It’s time to let go, surrender the fears from your ego, and start living the promises today.
Living a prosperous life is a way of thinking and living. Living in poverty is also a way of thinking and living. I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum during my short lifetime already. The cool thing about manifestation is that you have a choice. There is no right way to live but I believe we shouldn’t have to suffer in any way. In fact, I believe that God wants us to be happy and live abundant lives so that we may easily fulfill our life’s purpose and share our riches in Divine ways with the Earth and her inhabitants.
When people make excuses as to why they block their divine gifts of abundance, that is their choice to keep manifesting poverty. Even though it may seem unlikely to overcome challenges before you, trust that a divine plan can see solutions that your feeble human mind cannot. Whether you call it God or the Universe, many believe in an all-intelligent, all-knowing being that we call in Hermetics, The All. The All will deliver to you anything that your thoughts focus on. If you are worried about experiencing poverty in your future or currently, you attract exactly that. Your thoughts are like a magnet, manifesting your future experiences.
My best advice to go from the lower end of the spectrum to experiencing complete abundance would be to shift your thoughts from worries to a place of gratitude. Even in the most dire of circumstances, there is always something to focus on that you are grateful for. Whether it is the sky, the sun, the time of peace, a friend, or a happy memory, whatever happy time you choose to focus on, feel your belly fill up with thanks. Feel it entirely. When you do this, you attract more good feelings in your life.
Notice any ideas that come to you. While an uncomfortable situation can feel overwhelming, breaking the situation down into small action steps will help manifest your desire. Small steps can mean big changes over time. Everything you experience in life is temporary, including our problems. Everything is constantly changing as time moves us alone. You deserve happiness, abundance and peace in your life. Affirm, I create prosperity easily and effortlessly. See what ideas come to you and go with the flow.