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TallJames
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 Posted: Sat Apr 3rd, 2010 09:57 pm
I'll bet you think you are good at spending money.

I thought I was too, that was until I tried a modified "home-brew" version of the Prosperity Game from
Ask and It Is Given.

This exercise literally DOUBLED my income in about 45 days - I'm talking unexpected 5-digit raises and entirely new sources of income - All pretty effortlessly.


But that's not the coolest result...


I was after the cash but I got something far more valuable as well.


The coolest result was was the "spiritual" insight I gained into the nature of Source and why well being abounds. 


It's a money-spending game you play every day. I could only last about 32 days. 


I challenge anyone on this forum to last longer.


Here's what happened...


The Prosperity Game looked like fun but there was one problem. 


You see, the book recommends you create an imaginary bank account.  Each night you record an imaginary deposit and then you imagine spending the money by making withdrawal entries in a ledger. The first night you deposit $1,000 and spend it. The second night its $2,000.  The third night it's $3,000 and so on.


There are just a few rules. 1) Spend all the money each night - no saving. 2) Try to fully imagine what the spending and having would feel like. 3) Have fun.


My problem was that I wanted some really expensive things (multi-million dollar homes, yachts, etc.).  It looked like the standard process was going to take forever to get to those spending levels.


That simply wouldn't do.


So I made a "minor" change. Instead of adding $1000 each night, I doubled it. ($1000 - $2000 - $4000 - $8000 - $16000 - etc.) That seemed much better to me. I would now be imagining spending the kind of money needed to match my desires.


Those of you with math skills may be beginning to sense why this turns into a challenge.


The first week I had fun imagining taking care of all my petty little desires.

I paid off debts, bought new clothes, I even squeaked in a very cool sports car.


The next week, things really started to get fun. I bought two new multi-million dollar homes and flew first-class all around the globe. I started to relax into the spending each night because I knew even more money was coming the next day.


The third week got a little weird.

As I imagined what each day would be like spending the money - I began to realize that there wasn't enough time in the day to physically enjoy it all (It's hard to drive your fleet of new cars when you are on a cruise).


I started looking for ways to "vent" money. Every kid I knew wound up with a $500,000 college fund.  That solved Tuesday, but Wednesday I needed to spend $65 million.


Spending that much money was starting to get hard.


By week four, thighs were getting really out of hand. I bought vast tracks of land for wildlife preserves. Kids I didn't even know were getting college funds.


I spent my free time at work googling charitable organizations that could use and manage huge donations.


By the end of week four, every school in America was a palace of learning, research on every major disease was over funded, no one in the world was hungry.


I remember driving home one night very stressed out. I needed to spend $536 BILLION dollars when I got home...


....and the next day my spending would have to top One Trillion.


Finally I said uncle and quit playing.


As I mentioned above, the financial manifestations from this game were wonderful but an even more wonderful were the "spiritual" insights I gained.


Once you have unlimited resources, you quickly reach a physical limit in satisfying only yourself. You start looking beyond the boarders of your own skin to feel good.


When you are truly unlimited...


...You naturally turn to altruism to find joy.


This was a very profound insight for me. Once I satisfied all my own wants - The only thing that brought me joy was giving to others.


After this experience I find it is no wonder that love and well being are the order of the universe.


It's the only logical move for the completely unlimited Source Energy.


Try it and see for yourself.


Warmest regards,


- James


UPDATE:
You can pm me for a link to the excel file I used for this game.

- You enter the Date, Deposit, Description and Withdrawal Amount... the sheet calculates the rest.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 3rd, 2010 11:06 pm
Thanks James for posting this. I'm starting right now :)

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 Posted: Sat Apr 3rd, 2010 11:10 pm
ChrisR wrote: Thanks James for posting this. I'm starting right now :)
I am very interested to hear how things go for you.

Please report back if things get interesting.

::thumb

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 Posted: Sat Apr 3rd, 2010 11:11 pm
Things are always interesting in my life :)

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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 01:15 am
::TU  Sounds like fun.  I'm in too.  I did your 100 Things process last night and was very pleased that I was easily able to list 100 things that were going well RIGHT NOW with very little breaking to 'stop and think about it'.  ::LOL  And of course, going to sleep last night in the Vortex was a breeze.  ::cool  

As Abe would say--

"I like this.  Let's see how it goes."  ::LOL

Much love,
~Amber  :kiss:

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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 01:22 am
Resonance wrote: ::TU  Sounds like fun.  I'm in too.  I did your 100 Things process last night and was very pleased that I was easily able to list 100 things that were going well RIGHT NOW with very little breaking to 'stop and think about it'.  ::LOL  And of course, going to sleep last night in the Vortex was a breeze.  ::cool  
I love hearing it worked so well for you.

I think you will have a lot of fun with this challenge as well.

Cheers,
- James

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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 01:37 am
James, this was funny and poignant! I'd love to try this game sometime, maybe i'll begin next month...
::money

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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 02:02 am
The third week got a little weird. As I imagined what each day would be like spending the money - I began to realize that there wasn't enough time in the day to physically enjoy it all (It's hard to drive your fleet of new cars when you are on a cruise). ::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL

Great post.....great insights!

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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 03:54 am
I like this , started it today , and feels wounderful ::cool

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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 04:25 am
I'm in too.

I did the "regular" prosperity game for the first time this year, so this turbo-charged version should be fun. (I have no idea how I will spend one trillion dollars, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it!)

I love the prosperity game. The genius of it is hard to describe, but you get it once you pass a certain point, and cross that boundary or limit in your own imagination. I love the way it opens up your real-life money flow as well. It will be fun to start fresh and see how it goes!   :)

 

 

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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 11:52 am
::LOLI LOVE it when truths make themselves known to us in funny ways!

And this line REALLY cracked me up: ::LOL

I remember driving home one night very stressed out. I needed to spend $536 BILLION dollars when I got home... ....and the next day my spending would have to top One Trillion.
Thanks for sharing this - I've had a bit of resistance to this process because I knew my spending muscles are a bit flabby due to much practice in self-restriction - or would that be "financial bed-rest"? - over the last few years, and that I'd reach the limits of my imagination fairly quickly. Now at least I know I'm not the only one that has a few difficulties with it. I think I'm ready to give it a shot! ::TU

I also like the idea of your spreadsheet doing the calculations - after all, truly abundant/wealthy people don't sit around like Scrooge McDuck counting their money piles and calculating their expenses, they have people to do that for them, while they just spread the "love" around!


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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 02:01 pm
(I have no idea how I will spend one trillion dollars, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it!)

 

You could start by making a small dent in the national debt.::LOL



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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 02:43 pm
Hi, Tall---

I started this game about 3 weeks ago, but doing it with $1000 the first day, $2000 the second, and so on.

I found myself, after buying an apartment and a concert pedal harp and a Steinway piano and a closet full of custom-made clothes and about 50 guitars and hiring producers and publicists and radio promo people and directors for videos and such, that I, too, just started giving the money away, first to my wife, then to my friends, then animal shelters.  Then to a certain group I know in Nepal who are teaching little kids to read.

Nice exercise, and eventually, I moved onto other things.

However, now I find, in the last few days, a little nausea over my financials.  I guess I have some aligning to do. 

I guess I will go do it now!

Happy sunday and thanks for bringing this subject back into my awareness.


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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 03:17 pm
I began playing an online version of the Prosperity Game a few weeks ago.  I found the same thing......it is difficult for me to spend small amounts because most of what I really want is in the millions.  I began giving it away almost immediately.  And I found that giving it away really IS doing something for yourself because of the feeling you get from giving a gift.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 06:07 pm
Mmm...I like your version James.  I think I'll start today ::TU

I'll pm you for your spreadsheet.  Last time I did the prosperity game I did it in my journal, but I think keeping track on the computer might be fun. 

~Ann-marie

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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 07:53 pm
Thank you, James, for this post. I read it yesterday, and immediately started playing. $1000 in the beginning seemed too little for me, so I started with $20,000, and then doubled it. I decided I didn't want to wait for days, so I speeded up the process. Now I'm spending $320,000 on a house to which we're moving immediately (we'll build our multi-million dream home later). And I feel so much in my vortex. This exercise is amazing. ::singer

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 Posted: Sun Apr 4th, 2010 08:24 pm
TallJames wrote:
That solved Tuesday, but Wednesday I needed to spend $65 million....

I remember driving home one night very stressed out. I needed to spend $536 BILLION dollars when I got home..

These two lines made me laugh out loud.  I love that game and I love the way you approached it with absolute earnestness.  Inspiring post!  No wonder the game paid dividends for you!

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 Posted: Mon Apr 5th, 2010 02:16 am
iloveabraham wrote:
 

You could start by making a small dent in the national debt.::LOL




You can take care of the national debt ENTIRELY on day 33.

The big question is "What are you going to do on DAY 34?!"

LOL

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Start independently funding food and medical care for third world countries?!  ::devil

::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo

Much love,
~Amber  :kiss:

Last edited on Mon Apr 5th, 2010 04:20 am by Resonance

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 Posted: Mon Apr 5th, 2010 04:11 am
Or this one.  :beautiful:

Fund a program to increase the salaries of teachers, social workers, and other service related professions. 

Put PE and Arts programs back into public schools. 

Start a program that funds childcare for working single, disabled, or low income parents. 

It's true that when you get to this level your spending does turn philanthropic.  :allgood  ::hearts

Last edited on Mon Apr 5th, 2010 04:41 am by Resonance


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