The Source of Affluence

Affluence is the experience in which our needs are easily met and our desires spontaneously fulfilled. We feel joy, health, happiness, and vitality in every moment of our existence.

When we are grounded in the nature of reality and we also know that this same reality is our own nature, then we realize that we can create anything, because all of material creation has the same origin. Nature goes to the same place to create a cluster of nebulas, a galaxy of stars, a rain forest, or a human body as it goes to create a thought.

All of material creation, everything that we can see, touch, hear, taste, or smell is made from the same stuff and comes from the same source. Experiential knowledge of this fact gives us the ability to fulfill any desire we have, acquire any material object we want, and experience fulfillment and happiness to any extent we aspire.

The principles that relate specifically to the creation of unlimited material wealth can be applied to fulfill any desire, because they are the same principles that nature uses to create material reality out of a nonmaterial essence.

At a preverbal level, all of nature speaks the same language. We are all thinking bodies in a thinking universe. And just as thought projects itself as the molecules of our body, so too the same impulses of energy and information project themselves as space-time events in our environment.

Behind the visible garment of the universe, beyond the mirage of molecules, the maya – or illusion – of physicality, lies an inherently invisible, seamless matrix made up of a nothingness. This invisible nothingness silently orchestrates, instructs, guides, governs, and compels nature to express itself with infinite creativity, infinite abundance, and unfaltering exactitude into a myriad of designs and patterns and forms.

Life experiences are the continuum in this seamless matrix of nothingness, in this continuum of both body and environment. All these events seemingly happen to us, but at very primordial levels we are making them happen.

Adapted from Creating Affluence, by Deepak Chopra (New World Library, 1993).


Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton5 years ago


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heather g.
heather g6 years ago

Oh dear .. What if you don't want affluence?

When I strove for it, I did have it - but now that I'm not so driven, I'm more content and happier. However, perhaps some advice, if you're materialistic, contentedness will not suit you.

Uma Chernoff
Uma Chernoff6 years ago

The manifestation of all that is, willed or unconscious, follows the same steps. In linear focus it's defined sequentially while simultaneous. A helpful way to think of it is focus...power...thrust; SHOOTING AN ARROW 1) taking aim=intention;2) pulling the bow=power imbued into the act, emotional intensity involved (pain or pleasure, joy or terror, the strongest emotion felt is what's needed; 3) last, of co-equal importance, shooting the arrow,NOTHING manifests while in consciousness.Totally breaking consciousness from the act is the key. Just as no fear can materialize while you are aware of it, no matter how scary as long as it is in your awareness nothing will come of it... but when it is forgotten...when you forget it ever was... it comes to be. The same is true for desirable and neutral realities. Everything comes to be in the same way. True magic, the control of manifest reality, the co-creation of the world, works by using these principles only because that's the way it always is. People tend to believe that everyone is the same as themselves. They attract surroundings and others vibrating at the same rate and that goes to empower their perception; the liar believes everyone must be a liar and so attracts other liars and that makes them sure that's universal. That's the way it is with everyone and why each is sure it's THE TRUTH, they are blind to other vibrations then themselves, they co-exist in the same place and never see anything else.

Uma Chernoff
Uma Chernoff6 years ago

Miranda it is and isn't that simple. Our entire reality is composed of that which is focused on...with lots of emotion and, of course, forgotten since nothing manifests while tied up in consciousness. For good and ill, for pleasure and sorrow, this is how things come to be . When there is no observation of the phenomena we attribute material causation to exterior forces. "God" punishing and rewarding it's followers for whatever taboos broken and sacrifices made. Religions sought a "magical" formula to insure all the things that life needs and employed the fear of disaster to keep their populations controlled. If life became difficult it was easy to scapegoat any segments of the society that challenged their supremacy.Employing this attitude, helpless to do anything but follow the currant, is called negative thinking. Positive thinking is choosing to go in one direction or another and leave the usual helplessness of refusing responsibility for consequences and choices.The state of creative thinking is choosing the positive or negative mode to suit the purpose of the moment.Acknowledging that these three modes exist and should be CHOSEN is already a step towards personal power and co-creation of reality. Until we reach this point and start to experiment with the different modes and results normal usual behavior is to take the stance of "sh...t happens" helpless before the powers around us. These "powers" are the manifestation of the mass perception of events.

Miranda R.
Miranda R6 years ago

Deepak has a beautiful way with words, but the montage of syntax is hard to understand at times. Or maybe I have a long way to go...I get lost somewhere between the understanding of creation within the universe and the creation of affluence in my own life (I love this word so much more than abundance!). For example, to examine this quote: "All of material creation, everything that we can see, touch, hear, taste, or smell is made from the same stuff and comes from the same source." - OK, I get that part... "Experiential knowledge of this fact gives us the ability to fulfill any desire we have, acquire any material object we want, and experience fulfillment and happiness to any extent we aspire." This is where I get lost - is it REALLY that simple? If it were, then why isn't our whole planet abundant and all our problems solved - is it simply a matter of human beings not understanding this simple truth? I hope so! Then we have a lot to look forward to! ;))

Carina Engstrom
Carina Engstrom6 years ago

I believe that I at this very moment experience affluence. Something has happened in me and suddenly it feels like the helmet of fatigue and numbness has been taken off my head. I don't know why but it doesn't matter - I go with the flow:o) Thanks for these words - as God says in the book "Conversations with God" written by Neale Donald Walsch; Listen to me, I'm everywhere ( or something like that ).

Loo Samantha
Loo sam6 years ago

thanks for sharing.

Kerry Stuparitz
Kerry G6 years ago


Norma V.
Norma Villarreal6 years ago

Keep reminding me that I can create anything. Thoughts limit me or create abundance.