Imara Development Programmes


Do you Attract or Repel it.

Aug 28, 07:10 PM

Joe Z Mairura


Now there is one word that is woven into the fabric of our daily existence

I suspect not a day goes by without voicing it, thinking it, behaving it, acting it
living it.

Economic security…

Food security…

Job security…

Financial security…

Accommodation security…

You get my drift.

So why have I brought up the issue of security?

Very simple really . I have, in the last few weeks; 8 to be exact, been reading, reflecting and thinking into my beliefs, thinking, my attitude, and relationship with money, wealth and being rich.

We have a very troubled relationship with money, whether we have it or not. We hold and have very entrenched unhelpful beliefs and attitudes about money and wealth…

The operative word here is beliefs

What‘s is interesting is, we did not even originate these beliefs. They’re inherited, and passed down the generations from figures of authority, by institutions perceived to have authority and or influence.

And what’s more, the attitudes and engrained beliefs have no basis in real evidence; but have just gone unquestioned.

There seem to be two dominant beliefs about money and wealth. You have either an Abundance or Scarcity attitude towards money and wealth; with the former predisposing you towards attracting it and the latter repelling it … a “money consciousness” vs “poverty consciousness”

So, how do you show up in the above equation?

What‘s it your attitude towards money?

Do you attract it, or repel it?

Think carefully about your answer. As I’m finding out, its’s not as black and white or as simple as you may have been led to believe…

…No; what do you really believe about money and how does this show up in your daily life.
It will serve you well to stay in (dwell on) the question

I initially thought it was pretty simple and straight forward until the same question as I have asked you, was put to me; and it wasn’t.

Before we go any further, let me dispel any illusions you might entertain. The attracting money consciousness neither is not exclusive domain of the financially rich nor is the poverty consciousness the exclusive domain of the financially poor. On the contrary the latter (poor) can and do possess an abundance consciousness and the rich and wealthy a poverty and scarcity consciousness respectively.
Everything in the universe is energy and money is energy too.

The thoughts that make up our thinking are energy too. Now energy attracts or repels. Like energy attracts and is drawn towards like energy. Therefore, since your thoughts are energy, how you think about money and wealth will determine how much you attract into your life.

This discovery has been HUGE for me… mind bowing for me… I’m still processing it.
Back to where we started… “Security”

Coming from a place of security is adopting a ‘closed and “holding on to” attitude, and therefore coming from a “poverty consciousness” disposition.

That’s the problem right there; when it comes to money and wealth; because it will influence all your decisions. Coming from this position only serves to attract and foster scarcity and a poverty consciousness and thus repels abundance.

Here is how Napoleon Hill put it; after 20 years of in depth studying both the most successful and not so successful people of his time:

“Fortunes gravitate to men whose mind has been prepared to “attract” them, just as surely as water gravitates to the ocean.”

He goes on, “Poverty is attracted to the one whose mind is favourable to it, as money is attracted to him whose mind has been deliberately prepared to attract it, and through the same laws. Poverty consciousness will voluntarily seize the mind which is not occupied with the money consciousness. A poverty consciousness develops without conscious application of habits favourable to it. The money consciousness must be created to order, unless one is born with such a consciousness”

This is hard to swallow in the first instance. It certainly was for me the first time I was exposed to it; especially as in the face of our societal programming sounds as if he is blaming those who are not successful and therefore seeming to suggest it’s their fault.

NO; that’s not what he is saying at all

As I continue to reflect on and think into this area, I am coming to the realisation that the reason we do not enjoy the wealth and abundance that we wish for, is not because we are not capable, but rather because we have something in our thinking that prevents us from doing so. Something in our belief system that leads us to think in a self –sabotaging way and consequently develop behaviours and habits that stand in the way of our success and abundance

Our behaviour is the “offspring” of (are driven by) our belief system

I offer you the following three questions to help guide you in thinking through this in a more structured way. The answers may not be immediately forthcoming. Don’t worry; just stay in the questions. I can guarantee you they will open up new lines of enquiry that you had not thought of before

Here they rare:

1. What do I need to shed in my belief system to move me form a mindset of scarcity towards a place of abundance?

2. What do I need to modify in my thinking to free myself from the shackles of self-sabotaging thinking, behaviour, habits and actions

3. How do I continually demonstrate to myself that I’m not being controlled by limiting beliefs and thinking

With my warmest regards


P.S. The more you focus on security the more you attract scarcity and poverty and as a result the less abundance in your life. Security and scarcity go hand in hand

Food for thought