I shall keep the promise

 photo credit: Claudia Mulcahy

I shall keep the promise that I have made to myself. I shall never again tell myself that I am poor, sick, weak nor unhappy. I shall not lie to myself anymore, but shall daily speak the truth to my inner Soul, telling It that It is wonderful and marvelous; that It is One with the great Cause of all Life, Truth, power and action. I shall whisper these things into my Soul until it breaks forth into songs of joy with the realization of It’s Limitless possibilities. I shall assure my soul.

— Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind Text Book


What if we lived each day (or even one hour of each day) keeping the promise? Our lives would take quantum leaps in quality. That would ripple out to others, and out even further. If we truly lived at this level, not a fake it ‘til you make it level, we’d daily speak kind truths to ourself, and to others. We’d teach by example, and help others be their best, too. We’d begin to believe we are the greatness we claim, yet we’d realize we are beyond what we claim. The claiming of our greatness isn’t ego, but responsibility. Our greatness means we are the guardian of animals, oceans, canyon paths. The world would have worked without being beautiful – but it is beautiful, and we are the caretakers. If we don’t believe we are wonderful and marvelous, how can we acknowledge the Infinite?

Sometimes I include in my prayers, “Help me to feel as loved as I truly am.” I’m always amazed with absolute joy what happens next. This past week I meditated on that phrase for a few minutes. I received cards, calls, money, flowers, dinner, was called to interview for a job I didn’t apply – and those are just the things off the top of my head right now. Try it. Acknowledge with gratitude. (God, Universe, Angels, Spirit Guides—whatever works with you to help you.) Ultimately, it is your inner Soul answering your prayer. Keep the promise.

Stop. Look. Listen.

STOP talking New Thought talk. LOOK beneath the surface of the words into your feelings. LISTEN to answers screaming at you in your everyday life.

Do you believe having a budget is restrictive—or that it’s empowering?

Is living within your means focusing on scarcity—or abundance? 

When you have relentless drive, desire, or goal setting, is it abundance—or scarcity?




I am prosperous (An Affirmative Prayer)

As published in Creative Thought Magazine, November 2008

There is one Infinite Source. This abundance lives in, through, and for all. I recognize it as my senses and experiences.

I move into conscious gratitude for the cells in my body, keeping me in perfect, abundant health. I am aware of the blessed relationships in my life and celebrate the richness they bring. I fully accept the energy of opulence in all areas, including my finances. I am prosperous because I believe in my prosperity, and take every step in that direction. I circulate prosperity. I contribute to the wealth of the world one thought and one action at a time. I am rich for these experiences. So much has brought me to the awareness of abundance in my life, and I give thanks.

Rev. Claudia Mulcahy


It isn’t  just “give it.” It’s give it with a happy feeling—with no guarantee of seeing it again. Your vibrational level when you give anything—be it money, a gift, card, compliment, making a meal, a kiss, whatever—is what the Universe hooks into.

The Universe only says, “Yes” and it responds to our feelings, not just our actions. If you give with the feeling of obligation or dread, it’s the same as not giving—and that’s coming from a belief that you don’t have enough.

This isn’t to say over spend. That’s not wise. Feelings and actions must match. If you over spend to “show someone you care” or because you “deserve” it, you’ll very likely feel different when the bill arrives, perpetuating the feeling of lack.

In what ways can you give freely?

How To Start A Budget When You Don’t Know How:

Have goals. Write them down. Have a daily “To Do” list. Rank 1-6, not 1-50. If every thing is a priority, nothing’s a priority. You’ll feel the success. Budget (money, time, energy.) Have boundaries with money, people, and negative thoughts. Bring your goals alive. If it’s money you want, why do you want it? What will you do with it? What does the end result look like? What does it feel like? Describe the experience to yourself versus just having a number in your head. Unrealistic expectations create stress. Setting your goals high is great, but plan to put some skin in the game. Daily, make a “God’s ‘To-Do’ List.” God clears the path and guides us to the right people, places, events and things. Our job is to grasp the opportunities, and follow through.

Where Does It All Go?

Three things that get in the way of wealth: Taxes ~ Inflation ~ Debt.

Most debt is voluntary. It’s emotionally based. Look at your clothing, tattoos, car, or your watch. . . Why did you buy them? You LIKED them.

Budgeting isn’t punishment. It’s an opportunity to make conscious choices. It’s not saying you can’t have something. It’s a reminder of your priorities. Is eating out every week really enjoyable for you? Or is it habit?

One of college football’s most successful coaches, Lou Holtz, would ask his players,      “W-I- N ?” (What’s Important Now?) – For them it may have been getting to class, studying, going home and to bed instead of trolling the streets for action. For someone saying they want to Welcome Wealth, maybe it’s having an accountability partner. Maybe it’s setting or keeping boundaries with people, money and time.

W-I-N ?