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Wind fall

Friday, November 10, 2006

Now this is my idea of "fall". I love this image, it makes for a great visualization doesn't it?

We will be finishing up in a few days, and it's time to begin to think about what we have gained, what we have learned, the surprises, the happy accidents, the disappointments, the journey.

"Too much a good thing can be wonderful."
-Mae West
 So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at  

Bright blessings. I hope to see you there!


Cindy H said...

For me, this month sort of ends on a disappointing note. It seems like I felt more prosperous financially BEFORE this project began. I never found the paycheck I lost and will have to wait until next week to get them to send me a new one. In the meantime, Shari and I are both broke, don't get paid until next Thursday and Shari went out today to go to work (first day back since surgery) and her car wouldn't start. My dad came to her rescue and paid for it to be towed and fixed, but we both just HATE having to ask him to help us and although he always does, it seems rather begrudgingly at times. I think he just doesn't understand what we are doing with our money since we both work (me full-time, her part-time and going to college full-time). But he has worked for the KC Fire Department for 57 freaking years and draws not only a pension check, plus, on TOP of that, works full-time there as a dispatcher making about double per hour of what I make!!! His house is paid for and it's just him and he spends literally thousands of dollars a month at the casinos "playing" (and winning!) but has no concept of how little we both make. So I'm thankful for him but I wish he understood that we aren't spending money on extravagent purchases, just trying to buy food, pay the utility bills and have toilet paper!

I do LOVE the image of the bills falling down on our heads from above like the leaves. I have very old, huge oak trees in my yard and my entire front yard is covered with a beautiful orange, red and yellow blanket! I am going to visualize this blanket as a blanket of green dollar bills (of high denominations) and see them continue to fall on us nonstop all year long! I do love fall, it's my favorite time of year and I am not usually depressed during this time of year. I think my biggest problem is that I turned 50 in May and ever since then I have come to realize just how crappy my life has turned out, not anything like I wanted it to, and it is just so very discouraging! When I was 21 if someone would have told me all I was going to have to go through and how things would turn out at age 50 I wouldn't have believed them!

So, okay, enough depressing stuff! I'm excited about this coming month and I think it's fair to say that for most of us, it doesn't sound like the 30 days of prayer for prosperity was very successful, except maybe in non-monetary ways.

Melissa J. said...

I am curious how all of this energy we built up this month will play out in the months to come. We may see results from this in January, February, next June...I don't think at the end of a year we will be able to definitively say that Gypsy Magic worked but prayer didn't, because the universe has it's own timetable and what we have done this month is building into something incredible that might just blast us into a fantastic journey where abundance is all around us, easily accessible and ready for us, and our fears just vanish because we have all we need. Who knows? My affirmation is that IT IS SO!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree with Melissa that we really will not be able to say for sure whether or not prayer actually worked because for all we know the "stuff" going on right now might just be the "old" clearing out to make way for the "more".

And at the same time I agree with Cindy in that it does feel discouraging and disappointing on some level because I too do not feel as if my finances have significantly improved in this 30 days.

And I also wonder if timing has anything to do with it because it seems like there are a lot of people having financial problems right now. Money seems to be tight and hard to find.. and I wonder if there are "seasons" for money just like there are "seasons" for pumpkins, and nuts, and peaches, and rain.

Also, I found it very hard to pray for specifics, because I found it difficult to take my own needs seriously. And that is interesting to me and I am still considering what that means.

What I have mostly prayed for was "success" and "prosperity", and what I meant by that was "I want people to buy my art.. a lot of people to buy a lot of my art.. and I want that to happen right now." But when it came to actually saying those words to a prayer person or writing those words in an email, it felt selfish and greedy.. so I wonder if that has had a lot to do with my own results.

But we are not all the way done yet.. there are 3 more days.. and a lot can happen in 3 days. So the "never say die" part of me is waiting for a windfall and a miracle.

My take on the "experiment" so far is that prayer is a subtle energy that sometimes produces spectacular results (Michelle has been able to manifest everything she asked for), and sometimes produces no discernable change (me), and at other times seems in the moment to have an opposite seemingly disastrous effect.

Why this is so, I do not know. I miss Daniel's insights and comments.

My mom, who has lived her whole life based on the concept that prayer really does work, and that God lives up in heaven and we are "his" children, has great experiences all the time. Her take on it is that sometimes the answer is "no", and sometimes the answer is "not yet". But always God takes care of her. And because this has worked really well for her for the last 70+ years, I am thinking that there is some truth to it.

So.. that's what I think after 6 short hours of sleep..

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