MKE 2018 Week 22a – Wealth

Wallace Wattles says that is isn’t so much WHAT you do as it is HOW you do it that brings you wealth. Of course, your attitude about money plays a part as well. So many people are of two minds when it comes to money: They want it, but they feel guilty about that. I have previously written posts to help overcome that. Check them out, if you like:

  1. What the Bible Says about money
  2. Your Relationship to Money
  3. Money
  4. You and Money

Rich or Poor

Which would you prefer to be and why?

How can you help someone if you are destitute?

As Mr. Wattles puts it:

WHATEVER may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No man can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with.A man develops in mind, soul, and body by making use of things, and society is so organized that man must have money in order to become the possessor of things; therefore, the basis of all advancement for man must be the science of getting rich.. . .A man’s highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves; love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving. The man who has nothing to give cannot fill his place as a husband or father, as a citizen, or as a man. It is in the use of material things that a man finds full life for his body, develops his mind, and unfolds his soul. It is therefore of supreme importance to him that he should be rich.

Gut Check

Try this exercise and notice how you feel when you make the affirmation.  We have spent months learning to be non-judgmental observers. Just observe how you feel.

Here is a simple technique you may use to multiply money in your experience.  Use the following statements several times a day, “I like money, I love it.  I use it wisely, constructively, and judiciously.  Money is constantly circulating in my life.  I release it with joy, and it returns to me multiplied in a wonderful way.  It is good and very good.  Money flows to me in avalanches of abundance.  I use it for good only, and I am grateful for my good and for the riches of my mind.”

Did you find yourself cringing on the “I love it” phrase? After all, the Bible does say that the love of money is the root of all evil. Or does it simply mean that greed is the root of all evil? If we are simply a channel for blessings to flow, is that greed? This is important for you to decide. If in your mind all rich people are evil, then you would certainly not want to be one. That would not be a harmonious way to live, would it?

I’ll close with another excerpt from The Science of Getting Rich.

The economic salvation of the masses can only be accomplished by getting a large number of people to practice the scientific method set down in this book, and become rich. These will show others the way, and inspire them with a desire for real life, with the faith that it can be attained, and with the purpose to attain it.For the present, however, it is enough to know that neither the government under which you live nor the capitalistic or competitive system of industry can keep you from getting rich. When you enter upon the creative plane of thought you will rise above all these things and become a citizen of another kingdom.But remember that your thought must be held upon the creative plane; you are never for an instant to be betrayed into regarding the supply as limited, or into acting on the moral level of competition.

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