Day Six - Prosperity Game

How's everybody doing. The game doesn't seem as intense as the last time I played it, but that just means my tolerance is rising. How do you all feel about your experience so far?

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CapCity said...

I've had to take a break from playing the game...it's time intensive & I've got so much else going on...whew!

Shai said...

Visit Date Tue 24 Apr 2007
Buy new DVD/VCRs for my room and the Living room.

Buy new coffee and end tables.
Desire Level 10/10
Resistance 2/10
Your Comments I have needed to get these things and procrastinated. I planned to save for some stuff and did not. This money came in real handy.

Rich in the Stl said...

I like your enthusiasm Shai. I'm also glad to see your resistance coming down. Keep up the good work.

Everybody keep adding to their list. The numbers will start to climb quite a bit eventually.

CapCity said...

One question, Rich...how do U add specific dollar figures to the non-purchased items (ie. spend time with family, write daily, etc.)? Most of the items in my list of 100 can't be bought, but i know that time is money, just don't know how to equate it...

Rich in the Stl said...

Like you say, those things are priceless. We are working on something else here.

I did take note of an earlier comment, that this was time consuming. Question, is that your prevailing feeling about money? Great wealth calls for great sacrifice. Just a thought. I know you didn't say that, but I figured it was a great segue into the comment.

CapCity said...

yes, i'll be honest and state that generally my focus has not been on money-wealth. i've spent most of my time trying to come to grips with my wealth (emotionally, mentally, physically & spiritually).
When u say we're working on something else here - i guess i don't understand. i don't spend much of my real life time shopping AT all - MOST of my shopping is need based (not ALL, but most - i consider pampering myself a need:-)
Can you explain, Rich what you mean by working on something else here?
I don't think I ever played this game correctly from the start, because most of my list of dreams & desires falls under the priceless category.
My present focus:
health, my calling & my relationships...

Anali said...

Hi Rich! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I like this prosperity game. I definitely believe that the Universe provides, but when I actually started thinking about playing the game, I was feeling major resistance. I guess I have some work to do!

I'll definitely check back here, but I'm behind in the game. Maybe I just need to jump in? Okay $1,250.00. I know it's not fun, but I would get the work done on my car that I've been putting off. Just thinking about it I felt enormous relief!

Shai said...

CAP, I get where you are coming from, wealth is not about money. I am taking this exercise in prosperity as example of how much we are open to the abundance availabe for us in the universe. We so often speak of God providing for us and all the possibilities in life. Then we let fear(resistence) hinder us from opening to our blessings.

It find it interesting that there seems to be at least two types of folks in church, one who looks bling-bling and one who looks like pauper. Two extremes. I notice the paupers act like they are even more Christian because they don't ask for or require many material things. I find that a balance is needed. I want wealth in all areas. not just based on society's idea of wealth either. I want health, wisdom, financial stability and overall peace.

So even though we are using money in the exercise, I see it as a lesson bigger than material things being acquired.


Mizrepresent said...

I need a vacation, so i decided on spending a long spa weekend at Chateau Elan, getting the works, massage, meals, and lots of wine tasting. Price $1250
Desire Level 10/10
Resistance 4/10
Your Comments I need, i deserve this, and usually i would feel guilty about spending this much at one time, but this time, i need it, and so i\'m feeling good about it.

Mizrepresent said...

Shai, nice job on explaining the need for the game, or at least playing.

CapCity said...

I hear ya, Shai - on the church levels of prosperity. But, as I watch the rest of you spend I'm reminded again that as a single woman without kids, all of my money goes to ME. I give to my parents & to the church, but I often pamper myself without guilt.

I will say that I was motivated today to look into financial literacy courses - because I don't manage my time/money as well as I'd like.

$650 biz class flight to Jamaica. $600 4 nights at Jackie's on the Reef - holistic spa retreat = DiVINE!
Desire Level 10/10
Resistance 1/10
Your Comments: Though I'm feeling off "kilter" right now on many levels, I think a trip to Jackie's can set me right!

Shai said...

Oh, OK. CAP. Now I get cha. LOL. SMH. I have not been single with good income in my life. LOL. I had my daughter at 20 as a struggling college student. Hence, me looking forward to her turning 18. I know she will still be in my pockets. I just don't HAVE to pay for all her stuff at one point. LOL. I am getting giddy. LOL.

Rich in the Stl said...

Since y'all still spending yesterday's money, I'll hold up until tomorrow for day 7

I'm spending my money on a trip to LA. I'm spending everydime. Airfare, food, trinkets. I bought the room on Day 5, so it's all good.

Desire 10
Resistance - None.

CapCity said...

Since you're holding out, Rich - can u address my consoins? this IS your game, afterall:-)

Shai said...

Rich, how about I spent my money for today on trip to Cali too, LA is on my schedule. LOL.

Rich in the Stl said...

Shai, was all over it.

Shai said....
I am taking this exercise in prosperity as example of how much we are open to the abundance availabe for us in the universe. We so often speak of God providing for us and all the possibilities in life. Then we let fear(resistence) hinder us from opening to our blessings.

CapCity said...

hmmm, i 'heard' what Shai stated & i understand being open to the prosperity of the universe - but i STILL don't understand how simply spending money will help me understand & reach my REAL goals when I. Prefer. WEALTH. of. a. spiritual kind...on that level this "game" is actually frustrating to me....can U speak on THAT, Rich?

Rich in the Stl said...


I'm not trying to advocate the game when I say this. However, for me it's a domino affect. For the better part of my life I've had to work at getting ahead. When I was single, it was being on my own, not getting the type of money I wanted out of college, but still having the debt.

As I've gotten older, it's kids, an now it's kids and having a wife at home. So as close as I would like to be to God, I still have trust issues. I feel like I have to make it happen. Also in that. If I don't see it manifested now, I don't set my affections on it. This excercise allows me to breath. It doesn't cost me anything, but a little time to do this. This excercise also allows me to check my resistance to the very things I want, not just an internal resistance, but a verbal one also. Instead of saying I'm broke or I don't have enough, I can say "He supplies all of my needs according to His Riches in Glory". But the bottom line is that it's a process.

As you've said, you haven't had to really deny yourself anything you've wanted. I don't have that testimony. I constantly put others needs before mine and maybe it has been to my detriment, but I'm learning.

I hope that helps. I have nothing else for you. (smile)

Shai said...

CAP, I can still see you benefitting. Think of the things that you can do with the money to better you spiritual wealth. There is a vast amount of things that can be done. Stretch your imagination.

Then again maybe this game is not the right one. I wonder if their is a similar game for non-material things.

haze said...

hi just seen ur link of some other bloggers and was thinking to drop by and say hello....might visit your other,too!Stay Cool!

CapCity said...

I apologize if I came off like a spoiled biYatch...it's not like i'm living large or anything...i was just wondering. Maybe now that I've met ONE of my life's deadlines I can actually look more closely at the game's website. I was just hoping that Rich would "spoon feed" it to my spoilt azz." LOL!

Rich in the Stl said...

Visit Date Wed 25 Apr 2007
Spending Trip to La La Land!!!
Desire Level 10/10
Resistance 1/10
Your Comments I have family in LA/San Diego and have never visited. I would also get to see Lo after 15 years, so this would be a nice trip.