We get a lot of our ideas about how prosperity is supposed to look from TV and movies, but we can also find great metaphors that illustrate the prosperity principles that make our lives richer now. Join Malayna and Michele as they talk about their studies in prosperity from a spiritual perspective, and the books, music, TV, and movies that illustrate an approach to prosperity that is in alignment with our values, hearts, and dreams.
TV – Elementary – A Burden of Blood – aired 14 January 2016
Det. Marcus Bell is studying for the sergeant’s exam not because he wants to be a sergeant, but because he wants to make more money to help care for his mother. While Joan Watson and Sherlock help him study, they keep including things he insists won’t even be on the exam. They finally give him a test case to solve, which he does.
EW recaps: When Marcus figures out the case, Sherlock reveals that it was a real case and that Marcus was responsible for bringing the wanted man in. Sherlock and Joan wanted to show him how indispensable he is as a detective. On top of that: The wanted man had a $40,000 bounty on his head, so Sherlock gives Marcus a check, signed to his mother, for $36,000 — he had to take a 10 percent finder’s fee, after all.
SO – he mistakenly looked to his job as his source of income. He did what he was good at – being a detective. AND his creative and clever friends found a way by thinking out of the box.
Characters that lose all their millions and make it back again – All My Children, Adam Chandler and Palmer Cortland
In Real Life – Straight Outta Compton – Ice Cube and Dr. Dre — got fame and money for their talent and skills, lost the money, but used their talent and skills to make the money back, and more. And changed the world!
We are walking in the Kingdom, it’s all already ours, but our own limiting beliefs are in our way. The feast is set before us, but our eyes are closed.
Enoughness – Garden of Eden as the Amazon Rainforest
Money is energy, we worship with it what we love. Would we treat it differently if we thought of it as love notes?
4T – Tithe of your talent time and treasure (based in 12 step program)
Jerry Maguire (1996) – Show me the money!
Brewster’s Millions (1985) Richard Pryor and John Candy
For more movies, books and music, continue…
– A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he’s not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.
Rules include: Brewster isn’t allowed to
have any assets to show for the $30m or waste the money in any way. If successful, Brewster gets to inherit $300m. The biggest problem of all however, is that Brewster can’t tell anyone what he’s doing, so everyone thinks he’s crazy. Add to this the fact that if he fails, two scheming trustees will get their hands on the money, Brewster’s task is not an easy one.
The Matrix – Download = inspiration
- The Aviator (2004) – wealth can’t buy mental health
- The Bucket List (2007)
- Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
- Trading Places (1983)
- Office Space (1999) Ron Livingston, Jennifer Anniston
- The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
- Catch me if you Can (2002)
- Forrest Gump (1994)
The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction – Chellie Campbell
“ZERO TO ZILLIONAIRE: 8 Foolproof Steps to Financial Peace of Mind”
From Worry to Wealthy: A Woman’s Guide to Financial Success Without the Stress
- Soul of Money – Lynn Twist
- Even Mystics Have Bills to Pay – Jim Rosemergy
- Spiritual Economics – Eric Butterworth
- Prosperity – Charles Fillmore
- The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment [Maria Nemeth Ph.D.]
- Doing what you said you would do with money with clarity, focus, ease and grace.
“Mind on my money and my money on my mind” – Gin & Juice by Snoop Dog
Money (#1 song in Ledger Link list) 1. For The Love Of Money — The O’Jays (1973)
After one of the most recognizable echoing bass lines in history, the word “money” is repeated at different cadences 30 times in a row. No wonder it’s the opening theme song for The Apprentice, and the No. 1 song on our list.
- Money (That’s What I Want) — Barrett Strong (1959)
The best things in life are free
But you can keep ’em for the birds and bees;
Now give me money, (that’s what I want) that’s what I want,
(That’s what I want) That’s what I want (That’s what I want) yeah,
That’s what I want.
- Money — Pink Floyd (1973)
With its rumbling bass line and “money” sound effects of coins and cash registers, this Pink Floyd tune was the only track from The Dark Side of the Moon to enter the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s also unique in that it’s time signature is 7/4, instead of the standard 4/4 heard on almost all other rock songs. To top it off, “Money” also has one of the best guitar solos of all time.
- (Tie) Can’t Buy Me Love (1964) and Taxman (1966) — The Beatles
- Mo Money Mo Problems — Notorious B.I.G. feat. Mase and Puff Daddy
I don’t know what, they want from me / It’s like the more money we come across / The more problems we see
- Money For Nothing — Dire Straits (1985)
Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler actually based most of the lyrics on an appliance store employee’s reactions while watching music videos.
Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it / You play the guitar on the MTV / That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it / Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free
- Take the Money and Run — the Steve Miller Band (1976)
- Material Girl — Madonna (1985)
- Gold Digger — Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx (2005)
- She Works Hard For The Money — Donna Summer (1983)
- Bills, Bills, Bills — Destiny’s Child (1999)
Can you pay my bills / Can you pay my telephone bills / Can you pay my automo’bills / Then maybe we can chill / I don’t think you do / So you and me are through
Sustainable Prosperity – Rev. Doris G Hoskins
The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity – Edwene Gaines
Spiritual Economics – David F. Miller
The Science of Getting Rich – William Wattles
The Energy of Money – Maria Nemeth
Woment and Money – Suze Orman
Money and the Law of Attraction – Esther and Jerry Hicks
Quantum Success – Sandra Ann Taylor
Money for Nothing – Dire Straits
If I had a Million Dollars – Bare Naked Ladies
Worth it – Fifth Harmony
Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles
WATCH Bruce Lipton – Money & Energy – compared to biological processes (Carolyn Myss and 100 plugs)