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Spirituality and prosperity are equal partners

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Do you believe that spirituality and prosperity are natural allies in life? It is a misconception that they are mutually exclusive.

Our intentions hold the key

There is powerful energy in prosperity and happiness. They work together. I am a believer that spirituality, contentment, achievement and financial success are all beautifully compatible.

To our misfortune, these paths have traditionally been kept separate, but there is a natural bridge connecting them.

Abundance is ok

There isn’t an unseen force outside of ourselves making us choose between leading a life of prosperity, or health and spiritual peace.

In life’s purest sense, abundance includes happiness and contentment. That’s how it is intended to be.

I came across an article by David Ferruolo, who says that increasingly the consciousness of people is changing. His observation is there is more emphasis these days with finding a better way to live than single minded pursuit of success as measured by wealth and status.

Seeking greater fulfillment

Humanity is seeking greater fulfillment, and the pursuit of material gain is no longer what completely satisfies our needs.

This is clearly reflected in the millennial generation, those freshly minted college grads who identify with and express more interest in positive social impact and purposeful careers than a traditional sprint up the corporate ladder.

There will be lots of studies on this, and certainly the impact of the global economic meltdown in the previous decade and continuing uncertainty has its role in this changed mindset.

The silver lining

Perhaps for all its traumatic effect, a silver lining comes from the economic uncertainty in that it has triggered greater awareness of spirituality and prosperity as hand in glove with upward mobility and job satisfaction..

More top companies today espouse corporate core values more aligned with a greater sense of employee satisfaction and positive social impact in the workplace.

The series of disruptive and unpredictable economic events which have affected our lives in recent years is a wake- up call to understand that contentment, happiness and peace are not attained solely through external sources. They are inspired from within.

On the right track

As Mr. Ferruolo points out, you can absolutely have spiritual depth and material success as well. It is not wrong to attract this state of being into our lives, on the contrary, there is a broad movement is in this direction.

Fostering a consciousness of abundance and prosperity is perfectly attuned with happiness, if you let it be.

The broader idea is to endeavor to live according to our purpose in life. What could be wrong with that as long as your intentions are in the right place?

Throw off expectations

There are long accepted definitions and measures of success. Many people pursue their idea of success within the context of doing what is expected of them by others through attending certain schools, or entering a particular profession to amass the conventional trappings of success.

In many cases it comes at the sacrifice of a deeper yearning for happiness or a different idea about what success means, in order to appease important people in our lives.

I think most of us are guilty from time to time of laying this on our kids to strive and reach higher in the name of only wanting the best for them.

Look inward

This too is changing in a big way as people begin to look inward for the potential that resides there, making a connection between their skills, inspirations, experience, and motivation to redefine success.

It is clearly reflected by the fact that more and more people, especially women, are adapting to changing circumstances by going into small businesses for themselves.

Women leading the way

Women are emerging as much more than primary consumers in the business equation. They are motivated to innovate, and well equipped to succeed as entrepreneurs.

All with clarity purpose, which is the essential component of success because it unleashes the tremendous power of belief and possibility.

That potent combination of thought and desire is how I got into the Princess Tea Party business 17 years ago. It was clear to me that I wanted to prioritize my family over a job, and that I enjoyed being around young children.

I was able to create an ideal part-time business as a mother and contribute to the community I served by offering parties, to worthy causes such as Make a Wish and other charities along the way.

Maybe I was unwittingly ahead of the curve. I wanted happiness and flexibility, which meant to be with my family, and achieve financial success at the same time.

My business is the bridge connecting desire and passion with abundance and success. How about you?

About Lisa Zakar

Lisa Zakar is a wife and mother of 3. She is the owner of Lisa Rose, a popular Princess Tea Party venue. She has a 18 year track record in the Princess Tea Party business. Lisa had a 10 year history in higher end retail with Nordstrom before launching her business. Lisa Rose is an award winning party venue with Best of Honolulu/children’s parties/Honolulu Magazine, and, Winner of Best Children’s Parties/Island Parent Magazine. Lisa Rose is located in Honolulu. PrincessTeaPartyBusiness

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