The Paradox of Prosperity

By Iona Leigh of Findhorn Flower Essences, Advanced Essence Practitioner (BFVEA), Health Mentor (Health Creation UK), MA Performance and Health (Thames Valley University of London).

It seems to me that the qualities of protection and prosperity go hand in hand, for how can we even begin to feel prosperous and abundant if we live in a state of fear for our own physical, emotional, mental, psychic or spiritual protection? As we all know, the feeling of being protected takes us right back to the moment of our birth and even further back to our forefathers and ancestors who fought for their very survival. In this way, protection is a basic need and one that relates to the energetic base centre and first chakra, also known as the root. I use Psychic Protection Aromatherapy Room Mist and the Combination Flower Essence of Prosperity when I want to call in these aspects (both of which come as essence drops, sprays or room sprays).

Our root chakra grounds us and provides the sensation of wellness and will to thrive. Once we are able to invite a deep feeling of protection into our life, we then feel more open to abundance and prosperity. This deep feeling means not only feeling stable financially and energetically in our physical being, but on a psychic and spiritual level feeling protected. When we enter into any form of spiritual practice, affirmation, chanting or even creation, it is very important that we first feel grounded and protected. (Please see links to the topic of ‘Feeling Grounded’ below).

Once we have established this rooted state of being, we are able to look up and raise on energy into that magical place of magnetic attraction, manifestation and purpose. This is where the law of attraction comes into play — a favourite practice of the Findhorn Foundation founder Peter Caddy, as well as my mother Marion Leigh, the founder of our very own Findhorn Flower Essences. Both Peter and my mother worked together on various creative projects throughout the 1970s in this magnetic way, and were inspired by Helena Blavatsky who alluded to an attractive power existing between elements of spirit in her Theosophy book in 1877, which the 2006 book and film The Secret later renewed.

In this way, American philosopher and teacher Ralph Trine wrote the book In Tune With The Infinite (1897) where he explained: “The law of attraction works universally on every plane of action, and we attract whatever we desire or expect. If we desire one thing and expect another, we become like houses divided against themselves, which are quickly brought to desolation. Determine resolutely to expect only what you desire, then you will attract only what you wish for.”

When I gave up a sixteen year marriage that was suffocating me with restrictions on all levels, I had to release all material attachments … to the beautiful beach house, the catalogue-car, diamond jewellery and global holidays … However, I was rewarded with the greatest gift of all — newfound hope!

Living with a partner who teased my ideals and called me an ‘eternal dreamer’ only crushed my ability to dream in full colour! Living in an environment where my creativity was limited because I was ‘crazy’ to think I could achieve such things, only crippled my ability to bring these visions into reality!

Three years after my divorce and setting my two young children into a new way of life, I had set clear, firm and positive new foundations and began to have the energy and focus to attract again. Slowly, my daily spiritual practice grew and I began to notice that on all levels I was becoming more and more abundant. As I began to surround myself with others who had hope for a better future, those who were co-creating … I began to find myself, my path and the riches of a deeply fulfilling and abundant, yet frightfully simple. I learnt that less really is more, and small really is beautiful!

I invite you to take the plunge in whatever way works for you. My faith in the unfailing healing power of our universal love light energy is based on my daily spiritual practice where I wake to stretch and meditate, calling the universal love light energy into my day with the help of the Findhorn Flower Essences, followed by soulful chanting of whatever takes my fancy that day. I am currently tending grief as my mother passed away just two years ago. When I meditate and call her in, she whispers You ARE everything you need to be … You already ARE doing enough … You are perfect just the way you ARE. On that note, I’d love to leave you with an affirmation to post on your fridge, bathroom mirror or inside your journal as a daily prosperity reminder – I am deeply grounded in the love of my heart and light in my soul.

Shine on dear ones as we enter abundant possibilities daily!

I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas so please leave your comments, suggestions for others, or questions for me or FFE fans below.

Here are my top links for more Protection and Prosperity practice and inspiration:

Peter Caddy

Marion Leigh

Feeling Grounded? 

Mindful Movement 10-minute Grounding Meditation

Meditation Music and Chanting to help ground you

The Law of Attraction

A Monk’s Guide to Happiness

The Art of Being Yourself

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2 thoughts on “The Paradox of Prosperity”

  1. Hello Iona, I just read that your lovely Mother has passed on- Marion was a delightful person. I used to speak to her over the phone regularly when I was in London. I remember when you were a Masters Student in Performance and Health at Thames Valley as I was teaching there … also remember the conversations about your natural home water births. So sorry that Marion is no longer with you physically – but I can see her connection with you is always there.

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