Prosperity has gone from a buzzword to a cliche since the advent of social media. Pastors, business owners, CEO’s, and even entertainers all believe they have the key to what prosperity is.

As much as I’m inspired by folks like Osteen, Stanley, Pilzer, Kiyosaki and Dennis, in the final analysis, I know that “faith-based getting rich” and “prosperity consciousness” are about neither money nor religion. “Faith-based getting rich” goes deeper, you’re in a very personal “deal” between you and your Higher Power, God, Tao, Yahweh, Allah, Gaia, Great Spirit, Universal Soul, Hero of a Thousand Faces, or whatever you call It.

That “deal” was expressed in physicist Gary Zukav’s searching “Seat of the Soul:” “Each soul comes to the Earth with gifts to contribute its specialness in specific ways each soul agrees to perform certain tasks upon Earth. It enters into a sacred agreement with the Universe all of the experiences of your life serve to awaken within you the memory of that contract, and to prepare you to fulfill it.”

In the final analysis, “faith-based getting rich” is double-barreled: God plus “You Inc.” But you can’t wait for God to call first. As 12-Step folks tell us: “I never just sit and do nothing. Rather I do whatever is in front of me, and leave the results up to Him; however it turns out, that’s God’s will for me.”

That’s “faith-based getting rich” at its best, trust starts with action, your action: “Leap and the net will appear!”

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