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Jul 29, 2006 7:57 amProsperity Consciousness#

Rasheed Hooda
I was just reading a newsletter that provides tips for speakers by other speakers. A great resource. I came across the following tip :

"Inc. Magazine's June 2006 issue has a great article on "39 Great Business Bargains: How to get a deal on just about everything." "

My immediate thought was, "Here is one more, make a lot of money and you won't be needing to look for 'bargains'."

It was such a revealing and relieving moment!

You know you are prosperous when you are no longer "looking" for bargains.

Smart (and rich) people never pass up a bargain that comes their way, but they do not waste time actively looking for bargains. They invest it in creating wealth.

BTW, a bargain is NOT a bargain if you are getting something you didn't need or want in the first place. (I know y'all are smart enough to know that, but a reminder never hurts).

So, what is your aha! moment that says you have embraced and ingrained a prosperity consciousness?

Rasheed Hooda aka Mister Weirdo

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Jul 29, 2006 11:55 amre: Prosperity Consciousness#

Marilyn Jenett

I must thank you, Rasheed, for bringing this topic to light. There is a bit of synchronicity at play here…

I had intended to address this when Terri posted on the subject in late May (http://www.ryze.com/posttopic.php?topicid=690934&confid=481). All of the elements in synchronicity came together for Terri to enjoy even greater benefits of service for hundreds of dollars less than she paid last year for the same service.

I mentioned in response to Terri's post that I would share a couple of experiences of my own in which exciting "savings" manifested spontaneously and with no or little effort as a result of my continued application of prosperity principles. Personal matters in June and three events for my corporate client, Campbell, this month, created distractions. But leave it to you, Rasheed, to tune right in and keep us in the flow. :-)

So here are my thoughts relating to prosperity consciousness vs. bargain consciousness…

On the subject of sales and bargains, there is something magical that happens when you acquire a prosperity mindset.

One of the great perks of acquiring a prosperity consciousness is that savings and discounts of all kinds will follow YOU on the path. When we are connected to our Universal Source, suddenly it seems like the Universe becomes your personal shopper whose goal is to provide you with the best for your needs at the very best price. You no longer have to shop to seek the best prices - no comparison shopping, no bargain hunting. Discounts and savings seek you and appear before you magically as if you are the elite member of a private wholesale club. Except that the savings you attract are often far below wholesale!

This is not to be confused with a kind of "bargain" thinking that is based on lack and the consciousness and fear of not having enough. The spontaneous manifesting of savings - the real bargains - come when we accept prosperity as natural to us and know that the Universe is providing for all our needs. It's a joyful experience. We really do feel guided. We attract bargains at the highest possible level. We are spontaneously led to the right place at the right time.

I recall a couple of my many experiences of being guided specially in this way to ‘Universal’ size bargains. :-)

I have always loved beautiful and very fine quality handbags. I also love touches of leopard in my wardrobe and accessories (not real fur, of course).

Well, one year I walked into Nordstrom's and found an absolutely gorgeous black leather and leopard handbag. It was extremely expensive looking, but I didn't recognize the designer name. The attached tag showed the price of $135 - not at all unreasonable for such a beautiful bag. I had to have it. It was the only one in the department. I gave it to the saleswoman and she looked at the tag and told me she couldn't sell it to me. She said this designer's bags sold for at least $500-600 and this had to be mislabeled. Although the label was attached, she refused to sell it to me. She believed she was justified. The manager wouldn't be in until the next day. We arranged for the saleswoman to put the bag on hold and have the manager call me that next day to give me the correct price.

The next day, the department manager called me, told me the bag was $600 or so, but that since there was an attached tag that read $135, she told me that by law (or store policy, I don't remember which), she had to sell me the bag for the displayed price. She told me to come pick up my bag for $135. :-)

I still have that beautiful bag after many years and it still looks brand new. I have found that expensive bags do seem to stay new looking for years.

Another year I found an elegant Donna Karan Couture clutch handbag in a department store. It was $900 - way beyond the price I would choose to spend. But I had a "hunch" to ask the saleswoman if the bag might go on sale at some point. For some unknown reason, she looked over the bag very carefully and found an imperceptible teeny flaw hidden in a fold that no one would ever see. I certainly would not have found it. But she said that since it had that teeny flaw, she would be able to sell it to me at half price! Now remember, I never asked for this. She offered. Another beautiful bag I still have that receives many compliments.

One of my most striking experiences happened when I acquired a complete collection of Villory & Boch dinnerware a couple of years ago. I didn’t set out to buy a collection – I thought I would buy a few place settings of the gorgeous Plantation and Tropical Switch Collection. By “coincidence”, I found out that that particular pattern had just been discontinued. Without ever leaving my telephone, I was able to manifest the entire collection from various Bloomingdale’s and Villory & Boch stores around the nation. The retail cost of the whole collection: $7,000. The price I paid for everything: Under $1,500!! That included not only all the dinnerwar (10 settings) and accent pieces and accessories, but all the bakeware and three different styles of flatware. And a few extra duplicate pieces I use as planters.

Just last month I was shopping for a couple of specific sleepwear items. I didn't intend to buy anything else. But I was irresistibly drawn to the sale rack. On that rack were two Ralph Lauren pieces - top and bottom - in my favorite shade of red. They were the only two pieces, both my size and fit perfectly. They were marked down half price - $19.50 each - but I loved the outfit so much I would have paid full price. When the items were rung up at the register, the saleswoman informed me that they scanned at $6.52 each!!!!

I won’t get into the long details, but a major coup was when the Universe literally handed me my beautiful new car a few years ago – a Mercury Grand Marquis in ‘toreador’ red – and I was able to purchase it new for about $10,000 less than retail. I am the kind of person who needs a roomy, quiet, cushy, cruising ride – no sexy road cars for me. I love my car – I feel like I’m driving a mattress.

Do I look for bargains? No. Do I love a bargain? Yes!

The Universe is my personal shopper :-)

~ Marilyn

P.S. Okay, my integrity demands that I 'fess up to one "sale" I do seek. I do not like spending the full retail (about $10) for Charmin Ultra - I mean, we women use so much of it. And since it often goes on sale at the markets for half price or a bit more, I stock up when I find it. But still, I always seem to be spontaneously guided to the market that has it on sale when I'm ready to restock. So I think my consciousness is still safe.

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Aug 11, 2006 1:51 pmre: re: Prosperity Consciousness#

Afzal Huda
I just came back from the gym. My membership was expiring in a couple of weeks so I asked one of the personal trainers about the options. He asked me in his limited English, "How long for? Here 6 months special price, yes, okay." I showed him the calender and told him that I'll be going back to Canada after 7.5 months so I want to pay for that whole period. He went into the "thinking mode"....

Then looked up, smiled and said, "Okay, 6 months." I said, "No, no, I want to pay for 7.5 months, Sep, Oct, Nov,...." (while showing him the calender). Again he said, "Yes, okay 6 months, cash, yes, hana month service." Then his partner who spoke better English explained to me that I have to pay for only 6 months and right now they have a special price for it so I'll be paying way less and the rest of the month and a half to complete the 7.5 months is free (here in Korea, they use the word "service" for free stuff). I said. "Really. Gamsahamnida (thank you)." He smiled and said, "I like you, you good wagook (foreigner)", hahaha.

So I got another deal! Paid for 6 months (special price) and got a month and half for FREE. Wooo Hooo! Thank God.


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