Food #21: "The Science of Getting Rich": Wattles' 1910 Classic
"Think and Grow Rich"Underlying our own Abundance Healing Program (which is FREE on this site, click here!), as well as all the other "get wealthy now" programs that are successful in "REAL LIFE", are these "scientific principles" which underly the process of manifesting abundance in the physical universe.
Classics that REALLY WORK Never Go Out of Date
This process was very clearly set down by
Wallace D. Wattles in his classic 1910 book "The Science of Getting
Rich". Next is an excerpt from my introduction and below that are
selections from this book:
The Underlying Philosophy of the Science of Getting Rich
THIS is for those who REALLY NEED MONEY, who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. Take these statements upon FAITH and prove their TRUTH by acting upon them without fear or hesitation.
Everyone who does this will certainly get rich, for this is an exact science and FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE. This plan of action has been thoroughly tested, and bears the supreme TEST of practical experiment: IT WORKS.
IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO LIVE A REALLY COMPLETE OR SUCCESSFUL LIFE UNLESS ONE IS RICH. No one can rise to their greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless they have plenty of money.
For to unfold the soul and to develop talents of body and mind, they must have many things to use. They cannot have these things unless they have money to buy them with. Therefore, THE BASIS OF ALL ADVANCEMENT MUST BE THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH.
Each one's right to life means their right to have free and unrestricted use of all the things necessary to their fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment.
EVERYONE has the RIGHT TO BE RICH. For you can render to God and humanity no greater service than to MAKE THE MOST OF YOURSELF.
THERE IS A SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH, and it is an exact science. There are certain LAWS which govern the process of acquiring riches. Once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with certainty.
GETTING RICH IS MERELY THE RESULT OF DOING THINGS IN A CERTAIN WAY. Since getting rich is the result of doing things in a certain way according to the laws, and like causes always produce like effects, ANYONE who can do things in that way CAN BECOME RICH.
Individuals who follow these principles AT ANY TIME and UNDER ANY GOVERNMENT can make themselves RICH. When any considerable number of individuals do so under any government, they WILL CAUSE THE SYSTEM to be so modified as to OPEN THE WAY for others.
Those who have the advancing mind, have the FAITH that they can become rich, and MOVE FORWARD with the fixed purpose to become rich: NOTHING CAN KEEP THEM IN POVERTY.
THESE ARE THE SCIENTIFIC LAWS OF GETTING RICH:
# 1: THERE IS A THINKING STUFF FROM WHICH ALL THINGS ARE MADE, and which, in its original formless state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the spaces of the universe. This formless, thinking stuff is INEXHAUSTIBLE. This limitless original substance is alive with CREATIVE energy and is CONSTANTLY producing more forms. When ONE is exhausted, ANOTHER will be created.
# 2: A THOUGHT in this formless substance PRODUCES THE THING that is IMAGED by the thought. A person is a thinking center and is the only being capable of originating thought. All the forms that a person makes must first exist in their thought. THEY CANNOT FORM A THING UNTIL THEY HAVE FIRST THOUGHT THE THING. Therefore THOUGHT IS THE ONLY FORM WHICH CAN PRODUCE TANGIBLE RICHES from the formless substance.
# 3: A PERSON CAN FORM THINGS in their thought. By IMPRESSING THEIR THOUGHT upon formless substance can cause the thing they think about to be created. To do this, a person must pass FROM THE COMPETITIVE TO THE CREATIVE MIND. Otherwise they cannot be in harmony with formless intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive in spirit.
# 4: A person comes into FULL HARMONY with the formless substance only by having a SINCERE GRATITUDE for the BLESSINGS it bestows upon them. Gratitude unifies the mind with the intelligence of substance, so that a personís thoughts are received by the formless. A person can remain upon the creative plane only by uniting with the formless intelligence through a deep feeling of gratitude.
# 5: A person must form a CLEAR AND DEFINITE MENTAL IMAGE of the things THEY WISH TO HAVE, TO DO, OR TO BECOME. They must HOLD THIS MENTAL IMAGE in their thoughts, while being deeply grateful to the supreme that all their desires are granted to them.
# 6: The person who wishes to get rich must spend most of their time, including their leisure hours, in contemplating their vision, and in earnest thanksgiving that the REALITY IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM.
# 7: Too much stress cannot be laid on the IMPORTANCE of FREQUENT CONTEMPLATION of the MENTAL IMAGE, coupled with UNWAVERING FAITH AND DEVOUT GRATITUDE. This is the exact process by which the impression is given to the formless and the creative forces set in motion.
# 8: The CREATIVE ENERGY WORKS THROUGH THE ESTABLISHED CHANNELS OF NATURAL GROWTH, and of the industrial and social order. All that is included in their mental image will surely be brought to the person who follows the instructions given above, and whose faith does not waver. What they want will come to them through the ways of established trade and commerce.
# 9: In order to receive their own WHEN IT IS READY TO COME to them, a PERSON MUST BE IN ACTION in a way that causes them TO MORE THAN FILL THEIR PRESENT PLACE.
#10: A person must keep in mind THE PURPOSE TO GET RICH through realization of their mental image. And THEY MUST DO, EVERY DAY, ALL that can be done THAT DAY, taking care to DO EACH ACT IN A SUCCESSFUL MANNER. When every efficient act is a success in itself, and every act of your life is an efficient one, then your whole LIFE MUST be a SUCCESS.
#11: A PERSON MUST GIVE TO EVERY OTHER PERSON A USE VALUE IN EXCESS OF THE CASH VALUE THEY RECEIVE, so that each transaction makes for MORE LIFE.
#12: A PERSON MUST HOLD THE ADVANCING THOUGHT SO THAT THE IMPRESSION OF INCREASE WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO ALL with whom they comes into contact. GOD WANTS YOU TO GET RICH because God can express Itself better through you if you have plenty of things to give IT expression. So God desires you to have everything you want to have. God is FRIENDLY to your plans. Everything that comes your way is NATURALLY FOR YOU. DECIDE it is true and consider it DONE.
Those who practice all this will CERTAINLY GET RICH. The RICHES THEY RECEIVE WILL BE IN EXACT PROPORTION to the DEFINITENESS OF THEIR VISION, the FIRMNESS OF THEIR PURPOSE, the STEADINESS OF THEIR FAITH, and the DEPTH OF THEIR GRATITUDE.
Credits: from my adaptation of Wallace D. Wattles "The Science of Getting Rich" as posted on http://www.healpastlives.com/aboutus/links/scirichs.pdf.
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