Getting rich – art or science?

Can you find universal success?

Have you heard about the book The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles? Written in 1910, it’s the foundation of today’s thinking around the law of attraction and our ability to ‘manifest’ our desires.

The book analyses in depth a concept of the universe, applying the principals of attraction and gratitude and being open to universal flow to receive. From this comes creating a vision and belief (sometimes through the use of affirmations) and allowing your desires to come to you.

Some believe it, others don’t, but what I believe (and know from firsthand experience) is the power of our subconscious mind to assist in realising our goals. If you want something and create a strong feeling around it you will often find that the answer to getting it will pop into your head. When we ‘sleep on it’ we provide the time for our subconscious mind to find a way.

Perhaps the law of attraction and the subconscious mind are one and the same.  And if it works for you, it doesn’t really matter what you call it..

Let’s go back to 1910 and look at the key ideas from Wattles’ book:

  • There is a universal energy from which all things are made.
  • When you form a thought, you tap into this energy, and you create that which you are thinking about.
  • Individuals have the ability to create a thought and cause the subject of the thought to be created in this field of universal energy.
  • To activate this ability, we must learn to apply our creative mind. Typically, we function with our competitive mind but to create things with thought, we need to activate our creative mind.
  • We can come into harmony with this universal energy through the act of expressing gratitude.
  • To manifest something new, hold an image of what you seek in your mind. Express gratitude to the universe for having granted this to you.
  • To achieve wealth, apply this same principle – hold a clear vision of the wealth you hope to attain. Then express gratitude that this wealth is coming to you.
  • All that you include in your mental image will come to you through the physical realm – through the process of natural ways such as trade and commerce.
  • To claim this wealth, you must be active. You must do all that you can do each day to make this vision a reality. Strive to deliver to others something of value greater than what they paid for.
  • Those who practice these instructions will get rich. The riches they receive will be in the exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith and the depth of their gratitude.

Though more than one hundred years old, these principles are just as true today as they were in Wattles’ day. Indeed, they are universal.

Try these laws of attraction, or the power of your subconscious mind (or whatever you want to call it) for yourself. You may be surprised with the results!

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3 Responses to “Getting rich – art or science?”

  1. Paul Hassing (@PaulHassing) Says:

    Onya, WLB2! I’m a big fan of Wallace and I believe I’ve benefitted from his teachings. Like religion, superstition, meditation or the pixies who live in your vegetable crisper, I reckon anything that focusses your mind on the matter at hand is a real good thing! Best regards, P. 🙂

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