Sunday, December 04, 2005


This woman that I know of, Mrs. Luminada, had a good friend, Mrs. Rosario, a multi-millionaire who never enjoyed her wealth; always worrying that she might lose it all. At eighty years old, she lived alone in a big house without the assistance of a maid. She only had a driver, but no one lasted too long.

When she received an offer for thirty-five million pesos for a vacant lot she owned in a commercial area of Quezon City, she adamantly held out for forty. Three months later she died of a stroke. In the end, the only ones who enjoyed her many millions were her nephew and niece. When she was still living, she hated them and they hated her.

Mrs. Luminada, on the other hand, is about the same age as her friend who died but a lot richer. However, she lives miserly as well although her husband left her an enormous fortune when he died. Mrs. Luminada, by nature, derives perverse pleasure from profiting on the expense of others. Unsatisfied with agreed upon terms and conditions, she would use her shrewd and calculating ways to gain more profit from the other side irregardless of its legal consequences. In the end, she would waste more money on lawyers for her legal defense.

She also had a stroke, but didn’t die; she only became physically invalid unable to bathe and dress herself. Although she lives in a very affluent setting with her son and his family, his grandchildren are all spoiled brats who get away with murder, so to speak. They hardly talk to her. Ironically, she had already willed the bulk of her properties to them. I got to know of her when she had a falling out with a neighbor due to some real estate transaction that turned sour.

Both women, although bathed in a golden light of good fortune, deprived themselves of the true essence of a wealthy existence. They may have millions in the bank and impressive real estate holdings left to them by their husbands, but their lives are pretty much filled with worry about not having enough; a consciousness focused on lack. I’ve seen people with much less money who live a more abundant life than they do.

In Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff About Money, the author, Richard Carlson, states that “true wealth consciousness suggests a complete absence of money worries; an awareness that there is always plenty of money to go around. People who live with true abundance never worry about having enough—they know that creating wealth and affluence is a function of their own mind-set. Worry keeps us from feeling free and joyful. We are never truly free until we break the chains of fear. But once we do our lives will never be the same. A life without worry is a life of abundance, a life well lived.”

He argues that we tend to attract the experience that our mind is focused on. In essence, it would be virtually impossible to attract abundance in our lives if we constantly worry about not having enough of anything. That would be allowing our fears to interfere with “our means of creation.” On the other hand, he asserts that if we are free of worries, if we maintain wealth consciousness, money will flow to us in inexhaustible ways. And that we will literally create ways to keep attracting money into our lives.

He goes on to say, “Make no mistake about it: Wealth consciousness comes first! You will not suddenly develop wealth consciousness if and when you become wealthy. It is the other way around. You develop wealth consciousness by eliminating worry, by trusting in the universe and in your own resources. Once you secure your wealth consciousness, true abundance is just around the corner.”

Here’s an excerpt of a Wealth Consciousness affirmation I found online, Open Your Arms to Receiving by Patricia J. Crane Ph.D.:

Did you know that there is enough money on this planet for everyone (yes, everyone) to have a million dollars? So why is it that Bill Gates has BILLIONS, others have a million, and others have only a small amount? The answer is simple: CONSCIOUSNESS.

Each of us has played out the beliefs from childhood about deservability and money to create whatever we have in our lives right at this moment. If all the billions on the planet were redistributed tomorrow and no one changed their consciousness about money, it would all be back to the same people in the same amounts in about six months. Are you willing to change your consciousness RIGHT NOW about what you deserve to receive?

Read more…


Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff About Money
By Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
Hyperion New York

Open Your Arms to Receiving
By Patricia J. Crane, Ph.D.
Affirmations for Success

posted by Señor Enrique at 5:58 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice picture! I can just imagine how wonderfull x-mas is like sa pinas. I miss it.

December 04, 2005 1:47 PM  

Blogger bing said...

it is really a nice pic, eric, i agree.

how sad for that two women. i believe, too, that there is enough money for everyone only that there are those who are shrewd to get more for themselves. but this post has a different approach about dealing with money and wealth consciousness. very positive!

December 04, 2005 2:10 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Bing & Noel!

Thanks, I'll try and post more Xmas in Pinas pics!

December 05, 2005 10:28 AM  

Blogger niceheart said...

Please tell us kung saang store or mall kuha itong picture. Thanks.

December 05, 2005 1:10 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

This picture was taken at Isetan Mall in Recto near Avenida Rizal. It's the safest place to park when taking some balikbayan friends to Quiapo Church and then for some siopao and mami soup at Ma Mon Luk. :)

December 05, 2005 1:28 PM  

Blogger Unknown said...

Being truly rich requires a mindset that can influence the universe to work in your favor, finance-wise.

The stories you cited were those of people who had become slaves to their money.


They were not truly rich, but just moneyed.

December 07, 2005 11:28 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Very well said, Angelo! Thanks!

December 08, 2005 6:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I look positively on the idea of LOA, etc., these articles often contradict themselves. This one shows at least one woman who constantly lived in fear of "losing it all," yet she lived in material abundance all her life. Clearly the right mindset wasn't necessary for her to have the numbers in her bank account.

July 19, 2007 6:55 AM  

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