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Wisdom from James Goi, Jr.

Wisdom from James Goi, Jr.

I’ve lived in lack. For instance, for a time in my early days I survived on anemic welfare checks and degrading food stamps. And there was a time I lived in a 12-foot-long trailer with another person. I’ve lived in abundance. For instance, I’ve had two six-figure windfalls come in within a three-month period. And I’ve gone years at a time not having to work a job, having had enough money to live on.

I found that financial lack often meant I had to do work I disliked doing in a place I disliked being. I’ve learned that financial abundance means I can stay home and do what I want when I want and how I want.

What I know is that with money, and the freedom it can bring, people can become so much more of what they were meant to be. Imagine you have enough money to live wherever you want, however you want. Imagine you can spend your time however you like. With significantly increased financial resources, would you be able to evolve and grow in ways you wouldn’t be able to otherwise?

What I want you to know is that abundance is your divine birthright and that money allows you to have abundance in most areas of your life. You were born to have an abundance of all of those good things you desire….Continue reading at

James is a speaker, mind-power coach and the author of How to Attract Money Using Mind Power.

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12:22AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Thanks for the info.

10:52PM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

Thanks for sharing a very nice article

9:33PM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

I don't need "abundance." What I would like even if just for a while is to not have to wonder halfway through the month how I'm going to make it to the end, especially if I run out of propane for the furnace, my car needs repair, my pets need vet attention, or I get a bad toothache since I can't afford dental insurance. Any of those can, and have, wiped me out. Abundance I wouldn't know what to do with.

And the republicons are trying to take more away from people like me - retired and living on SS that I EARNED by working over forty years.

11:34AM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

Many spiritual traditions promote self-denial or ascetism. It is true that even today there is much to be learnt from living so simply that one truly values the meal given by a stranger, or shelter for the night. In the West this attitude was perhaps at its height in the middle ages when members of most religious orders were expected to live simply, pray for others and offer succour to the poor. One must remember though that these religious orders in turn were financed greatly by those Lords and Ladies who could afford to do so.

So if you have a great deal of money, don`t be embarassed but do remember to share with others. If you don`t have money don`t be embarassed to ask for help.
God and Goddess willing, there`ll always be enough to go around !

9:44AM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

The concept of "living simply" is deeply meaningful to me. To live simply, thoughtfully, unpretentiously revives me spiritually. It is grounding. It is freeing. It is an art. On top of that, it is healthier for the earth.

7:58AM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

I appreciate what I have,because I remember when I had nothing,,,,

6:22AM PDT on Apr 5, 2012


1:03AM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

10:27PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Someone forgot to tell the divinities that it is my divine right to have abundance. I am indeed grateful for what I have.... but I'd sure enjoy a few moments of abundance!

5:18PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

I also have had both abundance and lack of money. I honestly have been happier with lack of. My life is fuller and richer than having any amount of money. I appreciate everything so much more and the gratitude that I have for my place in life has never been greater. Thank you for your insight!

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