Meditation for Prosperity and Abundance? To be honest, that connection had never even occurred to me until fairly recently, or else I would have started to meditate much sooner. For years, people told me I should meditate. I tried it a few times, but it just wasn’t my thing. It felt boring. And I failed to see the point. I also may have had exaggerated expectations of what it would feel like to meditate. I guess I thought it would be much like hypnosis, of which I had exaggerated expectations as well. Any of my attempts at either of the two techniques just didn’t come close to what I had expected, which was a state of blissed-out oblivion. So I figured it didn’t work. Either that, or it just didn’t work for me. Fast-forward quite a few years… I was listening to an Abraham-Hicks CD when Abraham suddenly spoke of “allowing.” All the prosperity and abundance would be mine if only I could refrain from pushing it away. I had first encountered the term “allowing” during an advanced Quantum Touch workshop and felt at a loss. Allow? How? What exactly was I supposed to do? This had been very frustrating because it appeared to be a key part of the process. Since then, I had also come across it when reading about manifestation. And that left me even more frustrated. How am I supposed to manifest prosperity and abundance when I don’t know how to allow? So when Abraham brought up allowing, I sat there poised to take notes. Maybe I would finally learn what it meant and how to do it. And I did! Abraham explained that allowing was basically the absence of resistance, something that was actually not easy to accomplish! Aha! I thought. So it wasn’t just me. What came next really got my attention, though: The most effective way to “allow” was to meditate, Abraham said. Meditate, I thought? Not again! But this was different. Meditation according to Abraham was basically being in a relaxed position and thinking of nothing (much). The best part:10 minutes would be enough. Now that I could do! I practically ran to my bedroom, lay down, closed my eyes, and tried to think of nothing. Okay, so that didn’t work too well. But I could think of colors. Just one after the other, focusing on imagining myself surrounded by them. Before I knew it, the 10 minutes were up. I did it again the next day and the next, and every day since. Well, nearly every day. And the most amazing things started happening almost immediately. Only two days later, seemingly out of the blue, I came across an opportunity that ended up helping my cash-flow significantly. And only a day after that, I found a flier where someone was looking for help with a project of the very kind I wanted to get some experience with but didn’t think I’d ever get the opportunity because I had no experience. Yet I called, and the project was mine, and it worked out great. Now I have to admit that things don’t flow quite as dramatically every day, but they do go a lot better on the days I meditate. And when I’ve slacked off for a little while, I can really tell the difference. In fact, it’s been a few days – I can’t imagine how I could have gotten side-tracked like that (must have been the holidays), and it’s high time to get back to my daily practice. So if you’ll excuse me, please. I’ve got to go lie down right now and meditate.