Prosperity comes in many forms. When we hear the word we automatically think of money. How about prosperity of Hope? Hope is something we really need right now. The idea of Hope comes from ancient Greece. Pandora introduced the concept to humankind after she let loose a world of difficulty on humanity with her curiosity; or was that greed?
If you garden you have Hope. You have prosperity of Hope for your harvest even if your garden is a metaphoric garden of ideas and Hope is for the future. Are you harvesting anything from your garden this fall? Are any of those ideas you planted last spring Equinox ready to come to fruition? September is all about celebrating the harvest and enjoying the last of the bright days.
A lot of us are not happy with what we are harvesting this year. It has been a very difficult year. Maybe it is going to be a small harvest? So what does that tell us? Perhaps it is time to make changes in the way we live our lives?
Are you fortunate to have a little extra this year? Don’t forget to share what you have. My neighbors and I keep sharing smiles and vegetables from our gardens. After we take stock of what we have, we should share what we can with those who are not doing as well, even if it is just a smile and a friendly greeting.
How does one begin to talk about prosperity in this economic disaster, with foreclosure rates through roofs that some of us no longer own, with people just worried about keeping food on the table, with the current wars we are in? What is there to talk about? Hope? Hope or perhaps prosperity of the spirit when faced with adversity.
This would typically be a time of year when I would be writing about harvest festivals. Our ancestors knew about prosperity and the lack of it. They had no control over the environment and worked very hard to live in balance with the land that supported them. But still some years were not so plentiful; they were lean.
Is the current climate of adversity the result of humanity getting too greedy: greedy for power, for fast food, for instant gratification, instead of wanting a prosperous and well-balanced life? Is it the result of too many people listening to the Secret and visualizing a big house and a fancy car instead of planning for these in the mundane reality and about how to really pay for them all in the long run?
Prosperity with responsibility is what we should have been visualizing. There is always a balance in nature — day and night, summer and winter, giving and receiving. Is this part of the great shift we are planning for in 2012? Is this a way for humankind to shed much of the excess we no longer really need?
In 2005 I wrote an article on the baby-boomer generation and how we were growing older and hopefully wiser, and what are we going to do with the extra years we have been given. Ah yes; a prosperity of years. Most of us are outliving our parents’ and grandparents’ generations by many years.
We are the baby boomers and we have been part of changes from our massive population explosion from the late 1940’s into the early 1960’s to now having to deal with Social Security and Health Care reform.
We are the generation of rock and roll, flower power and protest. In our youth we did not accept the wrongs of the world just because it was the way it had always been. We protested the Vietnam War, we marched for civil rights, and for woman’s rights. Where is that passion now?
We have to reinvent our middle age! If fifty is the new 30 then retirement cannot be at 65. We have several more decades to go. Are we just going to sit in a rocker and watch the world go by? We are going to outlive our retirement if we still have jobs that have not been outsourced or downsized out of existence. I think our prosperity will be in how we reinvent our own lives and livelihood.
I optimistically called this period “The Renaissance.” I should have said “The Reinvention.” Because that is what we have to do. So I think we need an abundance of Hope. Prosperity of Hope is what we all need. When Pandora opened the box of disasters upon humanity the Gods were kind enough to leave her with one final gift in the bottom of the box and that was Hope.
Trisha Howe is a born intuitive who started psychic training at age 15. She has over 30 years’ experience in Intuitive Counseling, Crystal Healing, Tarot, Mediumship, and Clairvoyance. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (949) 493-0705. MYSTIC TRISH©