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Pagan and Wicca Traditions of West The Celts, Greeks, and Romans all believed that prosperity was dependent upon will of gods. Various deities were invoked specifically for prosperity, fertility and good crops.: in Celtic tradition, Rosemont, cornucopia deity of harvest and a patroness of merchants of harvest , in Greece, Copier and Ops, and, in Rome, Juno Montana, Roman mother goddess of travellers and commerce.
After advent of Christianity, many of ancient Celtic and other pagan beliefs, including invoking of deities, .was transmuted into casting of spells in Wicca beliefs. Green candles are often burned for prosperity. In modern times, Wicca beliefs have also absorbed other influences, such as Eastern reincarnation beliefs and New Age thinking.
Affirmations and Visualizations The New Age movements in West have adapted many of same tools used by Eastern and Wicca tradition that we have discussed: crystals, Tarot cards, meditation techniques, astrology, etc. However, they have developed two powerful motivational tools of their own: affirmations and visualizations.
Affirmations are positive statements. Simply repeat them to yourself as you go about your daily routine. You do not even have to consciously "listen,” just play it in background. Your subconscious mind hears and retains spoken affirmations and thus begins creating a more prosperous mindset. Your mind will especially pick out personal issues and focus on them. Examples are: •There is limitless supply of [fill in what you want] and it is mine •I release my need for financial insecurity •I am financially secure •I am surrounded by loving, giving people •I release my need to feel needy •I have everything I want or need •I release my fear of wealth and wellness •I am healthy and wealthy •I allow myself to prosper •I trust that I will create abundance •I have more than I need in every area of my life •I open myself to receive abundance of The Universe •I release my need for debt •I am solvent •I am safe and secure •I enjoy a steady flow of positive energy •I am loved, accepted, acknowledged and appreciated Active, creative visualization is focused daydreaming. You create in your mind's eye a vision, a thought, and that thought has energy. As with dreams, your mind seems to work best with pictures. As such, visualizations, coupled with affirmations, are powerful tools of prosperity creation.
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