Kahlil Gibran teaches through a beautiful parable in The Tramp, a 1932 work, about relationships and aspects of our lives that are not valued.
I once lived among the hills
a man who owned a statue,
chiseled by an old master.
It was on his doorstep, face down on the floor,
without him even noticing her.
One day, a man from the city passed by that house,
a man of knowledge,
and, seeing the statue,
asked the owner if he’d be willing to sell it.
The owner laughed and said:
“And who would want to buy me that dull, dirty stone?”
The city man replied:
“I will give you this silver coin for it.”
The other man was surprised and pleased.
The statue was carried into the city on the back of an elephant.
Many moons later,
The man from the hills visited the city,
and as I walked down the street,
saw a crowd in front of a store,
and a man who was screaming:
“Come in and behold the most beautiful and wonderful statue in all the world.
It is only two silver coins to behold the masterpiece of a master!”
So the man from the hills paid two pieces of silver,
and went into the store to see the statue,
that he himself had sold
for a single silver coin.
How often have you realized in your relationships the value your partner has for you? And how often has that relationship been downplayed to the detriment of aspects that the reader valued more in his or her life – the job, the company, the business, the clients, the children, the travel, the gym, his hobbies, in short, his personal interests? When we don’t value something or someone in our life, the tendency will be to lose that something or someone. Not because it has no value, but because we don’t value it. In nature, nothing is wasted. Everything is valued in some way through recycling, that is, transformation.
When some clients ask me about the price of a therapy or a course, I sometimes reply, “The price is set by the marketer but the value is set by the client.”
Something will be expensive if you don’t use it and it will be extremely cheap if it fulfills its purpose and is put to use.
Prosperity as I usually explain in my courses and therapies is a state of consciousness. The reader is already prosperous if he values what he owns and, by doing so, by the Law of Attunement or attraction, he will attract the people, objects and events that have the same vibration of the feeling he is emanating, increasing even more this prosperity.
It is understood that prosperity carries in itself the idea of contentment and personal satisfaction that, inexorably, will attract material wealth, if that is the reader’s goal, a goal that he will only achieve if he is happy along the way. Prosperity implies happiness, satisfaction, contentment and gratitude. Material wealth, on the other hand, implies only… material wealth.
Thus a person’s prosperity may last beyond a passage on earth and the reader, if he has earned it, will retain it as a state of consciousness in the continuance of the earth-life. Material wealth, on the other hand, will not accompany you to the grave.
Where do you intend to place your investments? In prosperity or in wealth? The former, once conquered, can last much longer than the latter, eventually, even forever. All the superior spirits, that means, those whose spiritual evolution has freed them from the wheel of reincarnation, are prosperous and, however, do not have bitcoins, gold, silver, bank deposits, securities, real estate, vehicles, amidst other material goods.
In case they reincarnate, usually in mission, 2 or 3 times per millennium, they only do not achieve those same goods, not because they cannot, but because it does not interest them. Our greatest wealth is our personal transformation. If the reader has learned the principles of prosperity in one life, he may apply them whenever he wishes in all subsequent lives, although, very probably, by his own spiritual evolution, they will at some time cease to interest him.
It is okay to possess material possessions, as long as those possessions give you the freedom seen from the wings of a bird, and not the prison of the snail crawling, tied to its shell. You can own it but don’t get attached.