Science of Getting Rich - Part Two (Increase of life)
Part one of the science of getting rich is that "Thoughts Are Things." Part two explains why consciousness seeks to increase life. In the book "The Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace Wattles, there's a method of creating thoughts into things, and you can learn the technique to have an abundant and happy life.
You can't control the thoughts that enter your mind, but you can control what thoughts stay in your mind. Your job is to be the master of your thoughts. You are only responsible for your thoughts; others must choose their thoughts.
The Increase of Life
Thoughts are things, and things were thoughts.
You must eliminate thinking there is a God whose will is that you should be poor or who wants to keep you in poverty.
The Intelligent Substance which is All, and in All, and lives in you, is consciousness. Consciousness is a living substance that seeks to increase life.
Every living thing must continually seek to enlarge its life. A seed, dropped into the ground, springs into activity and produces a hundred more seeds.
The act of living always becomes more; to continue to live, it must do so.
The Intelligence in Consciousness
Intelligence has this need for continuous increase. Every fact leads us to understand another; knowledge is constantly increasing.
Every thought makes it necessary for us to think of another thought; it continually expands. Every talent brings to mind the desire to develop another talent.
We are subject to life-seeking expression, which drives us to know more and to be more. Thus we must have things to use, for we learn, do, and become only by using things.
We must get rich so that we can live more. The desire for riches is simply the capacity for more significant life-seeking fulfillment.
Our desire is the effort of an unexpressed possibility to come into action. It is power seeking to manifest, which causes desire.
What makes you want more abundance is the same as what makes the plant grow; it is Life seeking fuller expression.
The One Living Substance must be subject to this inherent law of all life; it is permeated with the desire to live more; that is why it creates things.
The consciousness desires to live more in you; it wants you to have everything you can use.
God desires that you should get rich because he can express himself better through you if you have plenty of things to use in giving him expression. He can live more in you if you have unlimited command of the means of life.
The universe desires you to have everything you want to have. Nature is friendly to your plans. Teach your conscious mind that this is true and impress it upon your subconscious.
You must want real life, not mere pleasure of sensual gratification. Life is the performance of evolution using consciousness.
The Law of Gratitude
The whole process of mental adjustment and atonement is, in a word, gratitude.
First, you believe that there is one Intelligent Substance from which all things proceed; second, you believe that this Substance gives you everything you desire; and third, you relate to it by feeling profound gratitude.
Gratitude alone can keep you looking toward abundance and prevent you from thinking the supply is limited; doing that would be fatal to your hopes.
There is a Law of Gratitude, and you must observe the law to get the results you seek.
To get rich in a scientific way, do not apply your willpower to anything outside of yourself.
People must be taught to become rich by creation, not by competition.
Every person who becomes rich by competition throws down behind them the ladder of success and keeps others down, but everyone who gets rich by creation opens a way for thousands to follow and inspires them to do so.
You should be interested in the world becoming rich.
It is not your part to guide or supervise the creative process; you must retain your vision, stick to your purpose, and maintain your faith and gratitude.
You must act in a certain way to handle what comes to you so that you can greet the things your vision brings and put them in their proper places.
Hold with faith and purpose the vision of yourself in a better environment, but act upon your current environment with all your heart, strength, and mind.
Maintain Your Desire
Do not use your conscious ego to daydream or find excuses; maintain the vision to your subconscious of what you want, and act Now.
Any computer program works when it is free from viruses. Similarly, your conscious mind works when you remove the virus of negative thoughts that could infect your subconscious.
Wallace Wattles says, "There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought, in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought".
Humankind can form things in their thought and, by impressing the thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing they think about to be created.
A person must pass from the competitive to the creative mind to do this.
They must form a clear mental picture of the things they want and hold this picture in their thoughts with the fixed Purpose of getting what they want and have unwavering Faith that they get what they want.
They must close their mind to all that may tend to shake their purpose, dim their vision, or quench their faith. That they may receive what they want when it comes, humanity must act now upon the things in their present environment.
Humankind must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; they must form a clear mental picture of the things they want and do, with faith and purpose, all that can be done each day, efficiently doing each thought.
Remember that when you begin to hurry, you cease to be a creator and become a competitor; you return to the old mindset.
Whenever you find yourself hurrying, call a halt; fix your attention on the mental image of the thing you want, and begin to give thanks that you are getting it.
The exercise of Gratitude will strengthen your faith and renew your purpose.
The Creative Process
Impress others to feel that in associating with you, they will get an increase for themselves.
See that you give them a use value greater than any cash value you receive from them.
Take an honest pride in doing this, and let everybody know, and you will have enough customers. Your business will increase rapidly, and you will be surprised at the unexpected benefits which will come to you.
People will go where they get an increase. The Supreme, which desires an increase in all and knows all, will move toward you, the men and women who have never heard of you.
Beware of the competitive mind! No better statement of the principle of creative action can be formulated than the famous declaration, "What I want for myself, I want for everybody."
Humankind can form things in their thought, and impressing thought upon formless substance can cause the thing they think about to be created.
To do this, people must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; otherwise, they cannot be in harmony with the Formless Intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive in spirit.
Gratitude unifies the mind with intelligence so that the Formless consciousness receives people's thoughts.
Humankind may come into total harmony with consciousness by entertaining a lively and sincere gratitude for the blessings it bestows upon them.
Humanity only remains on the creative plane by uniting with Formless Intelligence through a deep and continuous feeling of gratitude.
Read This Important Summary
People must form a clear and definite mental image of what they wish to have, do, or become.
They must hold this mental image in their thoughts while being deeply grateful to the Supreme consciousness that all their desires are granted to them.
It’s extremely important to have frequent contemplation of the mental image, coupled with unwavering faith and devout gratitude.
The person who wishes to get rich must spend leisure hours contemplating their vision and earnestly giving thanks that the reality comes to them. This is the process by which thought goes to consciousness, and the creative forces start moving.
The creative energy works through the established channels of natural growth. The men and women who practice these instructions will certainly get rich.
The riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the strength of their vision, the fixation of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.
During the Christmas holidays, we are thankful for our gifts. Next week I’ll publish the seven steps for creating your abundance. In the meantime, read, reread, and practice the methods in this week’s message.
Next week continue to learn the science of getting rich and send these steps of abundance to people you love. Everyone can cause things to manifest by focusing their thoughts on consciousness.
Various books and courses teach these principles, but they still omit some of the essential laws of science.
I could also sell this information, but that would take me away from the creative process. My goal is to help you without asking for anything in return.