THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH
BY WALLACE D. WATTLES
So far, we've had the basics. Now onward through the details. Throughout this blog the euphemistic THEY or THEM always refers to globalists, bankers, elites, pedophiles, satanists, technocrats, spies, scribes (writers or lawyers usually that take THEIR sides in things) and Pharisees (politicians and other public officials that support or have been bought by THEM), etc. etc. Short for the collective, “progressive” (NOT), “New World Order” (Hey it's written in Latin on the back of every $1 bill, idiot!), degenerate filth who dare attempt to convince us that THEIR rule is fair, decent, honorable or legitimate. However all that may be, and though we shall and do make comments concerning THEM, THEY and THEIR programs, etc. are not the chief purpose for this blog. You can find out plenty about THEM elsewhere. More all the time too.
This blog concerns YOU and what YOU will do, starting with yourself.
Remember, we are posting this here, NOT to inspire belief (acceptance) but to demonstrate the attitudes that will prevail, that will become successful, that will become rich, no matter what. It is part of the training required and pointed out back on this blog here. Acting in a Certain Way and being on the Inner Track are similar analogies. The idea is to think what you like, think before acting, interact with other people and most importantly have in mind way ahead of time what your possible destinies are and work toward making them happen.
CHAPTER 8 - Thinking in the Certain Way
TURN back to chapter 6 and read again the story of the man who formed a mental image of his house, and you will get a fair idea of the initial step toward getting rich. You must form a clear and definite mental picture of what you want; you cannot transmit an idea unless you have it yourself.
So, time spent taking things for granted and not paying attention because something or someone was boring, etc. no longer passes. Responsibility begins squarely with YOU.
You may not have to explain yourself to another living soul, but that does not and will not prevent you from having to explain things to yourself. If you live by deceit, you will sooner or later fall into your own pit.
There are any number of videos out there that show some stupendous and usually outrageous expenditure of THEIR money for ventures which never intended anything but to enrich someone who was not working to make the money and these projects end up being ugly blots upon our landscape.
Recently abandoned dwellings and spaces abound and yet hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions live homeless in a country that LIES about everything now. And no, despite what some might still think about some “good old days,” there was never in my lifetime, nor in that of my father or grandfather any society anywhere that was ever 100% without lies and of course it all started and ends with THEIR money.
So, my clear mental picture of what I want, is to see more and more people doing better and better and doing what they want, because they are using their own money, that is really and truly theirs from inception, and thereby getting FREEDOM back to build, defend and preserve their LIVES, LIBERTIES and PROPERTIES.
If you still don't believe in private property, you're a communist even if you don't know it. Communism, if you haven't awakened to it yet, is merely a ploy to take everything from everyone and give it to a spoiled selfish few savage babies that intend to rule by FORCE and impose draconian measures to have THEIR way with the rest of us. THEY can too, because we are addicted to using THEIR money, THEIR systems, THEIR solutions, THEIR concerns, THEIR agendas, not ours. The Valun system would rid everyone of THEM eventually and for good. There would be very positive effects upon all societies and states too because every single public officer would know who was paying them and to who they owe allegiance.
You must have it before you can give it; and many people fail to impress Thinking Substance because they have themselves only a vague and misty concept of the things they want to do, to have, or to become.
It is not enough that you should have a general desire for wealth "to do good with"; everybody has that desire. It is not enough that you should have a wish to travel, see things, live more, etc. Everybody has those desires also.
To give you some idea of the distance in time we are from Wattles;
If you were going to send a wireless message to a friend [a telegram would have been the quickest way to reach anyone in his day], you would not send the letters of the alphabet in their order, and let him construct the message for himself; nor would you take words at random from the dictionary. You would send a coherent sentence; one which meant something. When you try to impress your wants upon Substance, remember that it must be done by a coherent statement; you must know what you want, and be definite. You can never get rich, or start the creative power into action, by sending out unformed longings and vague desires
Here's another suggestion: have more than one, in fact have a few that are of varying lengths of time expected to accomplish, not too many and of course they must all support each other.
We made reference to a method of thinking that was taught before the advent of THEIR educational system about 150 years ago in most of the West. It is called the Trivium and consists of Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric, in that precise order. One accepts a problem for solution and the very first thing is to gather all the pertinent data you can about the problem. That's the Grammar phase. Then through Logic, one subjects all that data to tests in order to remove any contradictions, false premises, illogical or erroneous material and then taking what's left through Rhetoric, one expresses the final outcome or solution and the rest should be as clear and trustworthy as possible. Wattles felt his New Thought was solid ground, others of us may find the Trivium more solid. Whichever it is, the applications are the same: know what you want exactly, down to as much detail as possible.
Go over your desires just as the man I have described went over his house; see just what you want, and get a clear mental picture of it as you wish it to look when you get it.
That clear mental picture you must have continually in mind,
Yes, we are talking about an obsession here; a passion. If you have ever been told that obsession per se was bad, evil, worth discarding, etc. then you have accepted one of THEIR lies, hook line and sinker. The obsession we are describing here is exactly what some intellects call die Werke, which is German for “the works” but is a noun representing “work, achievement (the result of working.” You already know from reading this blog that we regard work as time spent out of the rest of your life to earn income measured in money. Die Werke was similar to everyone having a calling and finding a calling, finding something one was acutely and especially good at doing, that one liked to think about, associate with others doing, etc. acting in a Certain Way about it. If one cannot any longer find such pathways, one must seriously ask how much that has to do with interactions with THEM and THEIR systems, ideas and money? Many are VERY gifted but can find no way to express it. Are they to simply turn off and become another of THEIR zombies and feel shame for even breathing? That's what would make THEM feel safer now, wouldn't it?
But I bring these things up precisely because the message still remains, “come out of her, my people,” not, “hey, let's sit down to a nice pot of tea and discuss compromises.” This blog's proposal is passionate about allowing each and every one of us to have our own lives back and ultimately the world back as well.
as the sailor has in mind the port toward which he is sailing the ship; you must keep your face toward it all the time. You must no more lose sight of it than the steersman loses sight of the compass.
Here's a few for you: if you are young, GET THAT STUPID PIECE OF PAPER! Stay in THEIR schools and do the best by THEIR standards and get that stinking piece of THEIR approval called a diploma. Do it as a rite of passage, if nothing else. Do it because it accomplishes something, regardless of whether it actually teaches you anything.
And if you can see straight, get a drivers' license. Do these as a bare minimum. Have in mind what you want and do it. Prove you can by doing more and more. Don't wear yourself out. Steady as she goes across enormous bodies of water to find that distant port on the other side. Have your objectives very clearly in mind. Think before acting and all of this is the Certain Way.
It is not necessary to take exercises in concentration, nor to set apart special times for prayer and affirmation, nor to "go into the silence," nor to do occult stunts of any kind. There things are well enough, but all you need is to know what you want, and to want it badly enough so that it will stay in your thoughts.
Spend as much of your leisure time as you can in contemplating your picture, but no one needs to take exercises to concentrate his mind on a thing which he really wants; it is the things you do not really care about which require effort to fix your attention upon them.
Another thing you find out about yourself in school, what interests you and what doesn't. Increasingly the level of over-stimulation and distraction the average person is subjected to makes this very much more difficult. The things you care about, you pay attention to. Those you don't, you don't.
So, just to remind everyone, this blog's proposal is to offer a solution to dealing with things you more than likely don't like dealing with so that you can have more time and resources to deal with the things you really do care about and yes I am passionate about having tens of thousands, millions, billions of people everywhere eventually seeing this. It is my specific example of die Werke.
And unless you really want to get rich, so that the desire is strong enough to hold your thoughts directed to the purpose as the magnetic pole holds the needle of the compass, it will hardly be worth while for you to try to carry out the instructions given in this book.
The methods herein set forth are for people whose desire for riches is strong enough to overcome mental laziness and the love of ease, and make them work. The more clear and definite you make your picture then, and the more you dwell upon it, bringing out all its delightful details, the stronger your desire will be; and the stronger your desire, the easier it will be to hold your mind fixed upon the picture of what you want. Something more is necessary, however, than merely to see the picture clearly. If that is all you do, you are only a dreamer, and will have little or no power for accomplishment.
Behind your clear vision must be the purpose to realize it; to bring it out in tangible expression. And behind this purpose must be an invincible and unwavering FAITH that the thing is already yours; that it is "at hand" and you have only to take possession of it. Live in the new house, mentally, until it takes form around you physically. In the mental realm, enter at once into full enjoyment of the things you want. "Whatsoever things ye ask for when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them," said Jesus. See the things you want as if they were actually around you all the time; see yourself as owning and using them. Make use of them in imagination just as you will use them when they are your tangible possessions. Dwell upon your mental picture until it is clear and distinct, and then take the Mental Attitude of Ownership toward everything in that picture. Take possession of it, in mind, in the full faith that it is actually yours. Hold to this mental ownership; do not waiver for an instant in the faith that it is real.
And remember what was said in a proceeding chapter about gratitude; be as thankful for it all the time as you expect to be when it has taken form. The man who can sincerely thank God for the things which as yet he owns only in imagination, has real faith. He will get rich; he will cause the creation of whatsoever he wants. You do not need to pray repeatedly for things you want; it is not necessary to tell God about it every day. "Use not vain repetitions as the heathen do," Jesus said to his pupils, "for your Father knoweth the ye have need of these things before ye ask Him."
Your part is to intelligently formulate your desire for the things which make for a larger life, and to get these desire arranged into a coherent whole; and then to impress this Whole Desire upon the Formless Substance, which has the power and the will to bring you what you want.
You do not make this impression by repeating strings of words; you make it by holding the vision with unshakable PURPOSE to attain it, and with steadfast FAITH that you do attain it.
The answer to prayer is not according to your faith while you are talking, but according to your faith while you are working.
You cannot impress the mind of God by having a special Sabbath day set apart to tell Him what you want, and then forgetting Him during the rest of the week. You cannot impress Him by having special hours to go into your closet and pray, if you then dismiss the matter from your mind until the hour of prayer comes again. Oral prayer is well enough, and has its effect, especially upon yourself, in clarifying your vision and strengthening your faith; but it is not your oral petitions which get you what you want. In order to get rich you do not need a "sweet hour of prayer"; you need to "pray without ceasing." And by prayer I mean holding steadily to your vision, with the purpose to cause its creation into solid form, and the faith that you are doing so. "Believe that ye receive them."
The whole matter turns on receiving, once you have clearly formed your vision. When you have formed it, it is well to make an oral statement, addressing the Supreme in reverent prayer; and from that moment you must, in mind, receive what you ask for.
Live in the new house; wear the fine clothes; ride in the automobile; go on the journey, and confidently plan for greater journeys. Think and speak of all the things you have asked for in terms of actual present ownership. Imagine an environment, and a financial condition exactly as you want them, and live all the time in that imaginary environment and financial condition. Mind, however, that you do not do this as a mere dreamer and castle builder; hold to the FAITH that the imaginary is being realized, and to the PURPOSE to realize it. Remember that it is faith and purpose in the use of the imagination which make the difference between the scientist and the dreamer. And having learned this fact, it is here that you must learn the proper use of the Will.
Before continuing, some might want to read this first.
CHAPTER 9 - How to Use the Will
TO set about getting rich in a scientific way, you do not try to apply your will power to anything outside of yourself.
Your have no right to do so, anyway. It is wrong to apply your will to other men and women, in order to get them to do what you wish done. It is as flagrantly wrong to coerce people by mental power as it is to coerce them by physical power. If compelling people by physical force to do things for you reduces them to slavery, compelling them by mental means accomplishes exactly the same thing; the only difference is in methods.
If taking things from people by physical force is robbery, them taking things by mental force is robbery also; there is no difference in principle.
You have no right to use your will power upon another person, even "for his own good"; for you do not know what is for his good.
Yes, we deliberately broke up this long paragraph so you could read and digest its worthwhile contents better. Read it all again and digest it. Your will begins and ends with you. That you have any will over another is transitory and temporary. It was indeed someone's will other than yours that brought you to be, and there are cases where power of attorney is granted to another to take care of you. But in general this whole business of FORCING anyone to do what you want just because, well, that all has to end. Part of this proposal is in fact to restore VALUE to you and everyone else around you so that you can and will have better use of your own will to accomplish what you want.
Ah, but the seasoned readers of this blog know by now that the whole notion of WILL is the same as FIAT and THAT relates it to money. Our proposal restores that FIAT where it rightfully belongs, with each and every one of us and TO NO ONE ELSE!
The science of getting rich does not require you to apply power or force to any other person, in any way whatsoever. There is not the slightest necessity for doing so; indeed, any attempt to use your will upon others will only tend to defeat your purpose.
Hey class! Who is paying attention? We also consistently said that selfishness is deliberately taking advantage of someone else for your own advantage. This is the same thing: to be a bully is to be selfish, usually by getting something out of someone else without payment for it. We've all seen how that goes, personally, locally, nationally, internationally.
You do not need to apply your will to things, in order to compel them to come to you. That would simply be trying to coerce God, and would be foolish and useless, as well as irreverent. You do not have to compel God to give you good things, any more than you have to use your will power to make the sun rise.
You do not have to use your will power to conquer an unfriendly deity, or to make stubborn and rebellious forces do your bidding.
Substance is friendly to you, and is more anxious to give you what you want than you are to get it. To get rich, you need only to use your will power upon yourself. When you know what to think and do, then you must use your will to compel yourself to think and do the right things. That is the legitimate use of the will in getting what you want - to use it in holding yourself to the right course. Use your will to keep yourself thinking and acting in the Certain Way.
You must be seeing how this is all related.
Do not try to project your will, or your thoughts, or your mind out into space, to "act" on things or people. Keep your mind at home; it can accomplish more there than elsewhere.
Use your mind to form a mental image of what you want, and to hold that vision with faith and purpose; and use your will to keep your mind working in the Right Way.
Acting in the Certain Way enables finding the Right Way.
The more steady and continuous your faith and purpose, the more rapidly you will get rich, because you will make only POSITIVE impressions upon Substance; and you will not neutralize or offset them by negative impressions.
There are many that have studied this area. Some call it character development, some call it the study of the deadly sins and their counterparts, the heavenly virtues. Let's briefly list the virtues, those things that can't help but be good, especially when directed in this course. These apply to both individuals and businesses alike:
Love : you have to have it. Find it within yourself to honestly care about someone other than yourself.
Diligence : not just "work ethic" but careful and persistent work or effort. Not just working hard, working smart.
Good Will : the absence of anger and hostility - calmness, pleasure, happiness, cheer and comfort. People will want to associate with you and your business / trade will increase.
Grace : honor or credit to (someone or something) by one's presence, achieved by humility rather than conceit.
Honesty – transparent truth telling.
Gratitude - thankfulness; ready to show appreciation for and to return kindness. As applied to this course, instead of being competitive, be grateful and continue your gratitude all the way to the top too. Those who have really made it have never been selfish. They were very well aware of all the people who helped them get where they are.
Generosity - the quality or fact of being plentiful or large; abundance, plentifulness, copiousness, lavishness, liberality, largeness. Remember what Wattles already told us about increase; it is natural. In fact, this is the antidote to greed.
Courage - doing something that requires strength in the face of pain, grief or death. The antidote to fear. Synonymous with bravery, pluck, valor, fearlessness, intrepidity, nerve, daring, audacity, boldness, grit, true grit, hardihood, heroism, gallantry, etc. If you are naturally shy, you may still get some courage. It will help you to do so.
Acceptance of limitations – this is an antidote to all forms of gluttony, which is not knowing one's own limits, not knowing or caring when one has had enough. It is definitely part of the Certain Way as much must be jettisoned in order to accomplish die Werke. Every spare particle of your inspiration must accomplish the task you set for yourself and getting rich becomes a natural outcome for you, under any monetary system, but so much better in one that doesn't cheat you to use it. Thus:
The picture of your desires, held with faith and purpose, is taken up by the Formless, and permeates it to great distances-throughout the universe, for all I know. As this impression spreads, all things are set moving toward its realization; every living thing, every inanimate thing, and the things yet uncreated, are stirred toward bringing into being that which you want. All force begins to be exerted in that direction; all things begin to move toward you. The minds of people, everywhere, are influenced toward doing the things necessary to the fulfilling of your desires; and they work for you, unconsciously.
Those familiar with Adam Smith, the English economist and proponent of “the hidden hand,” may understand this.
But you can check all this by starting a negative impression in the Formless Substance. Doubt or unbelief is as certain to start a movement away from you as faith and purpose are to start one toward you. It is by not understanding this that most people who try to make use of "mental science" in getting rich make their failure. Every hour and moment you spend in giving heed to doubts and fears, every hour you spend in worry, every hour in which your soul is possessed by unbelief, sets a current away from you in the whole domain of intelligent Substance. All the promises are unto them that believe, and unto them only. Notice how insistent Jesus was upon this point of belief; and now you know the reason why.
At the time this was written, and still so today, those who imagine all this can't actually be said to believe (accept) it in the sense Wattles intended and the reason is the poison jaded philosophical materialism, the “spirit of the age” or zeitgeist (as the Germans have it) under which most of us live.
Wattles inspires us to limitless and basically innocent providential growth – increase - that benefits us and our neighbors. That entire society has been swept aside by Mystery Babylon (confusion), the New World Order (that is very old), which is a disorder similar perhaps to a slightly more prosperous Soviet society. Among other things, THEY – through media and education obviously - decide what popular usage of words are and shall be rather than allowing anyone else an independent thought which might confound THEM.
Few know or seemingly care that words and their meanings affect our thinking. Words such as wealth, which according to us MUST produce income or it isn't wealth, just stuff. So who stole all the income? 97% of it THEY already claim to have. Where all the income went: that's a matter connected with capitalism and is covered sufficiently elsewhere in this blog, but another point for why we need our own money; so we have the means at our disposal to create and increase our wealth.
Since belief is all important, it behooves you to guard your thoughts; and as your beliefs will be shaped to a very great extent by the things you observe and think about, it is important that you should command your attention.
And this blog emphatically DOES advocate possession of a fully armed and armored mind. He's telling you not to pay attention to existing conditions and he's right. Bad as they are, they are irrelevant to you in your situation.
And here the will comes into use; for it is by your will that you determine upon what things your attention shall be fixed.
If you want to become rich, you must not make a study of poverty.
Things are not brought into being by thinking about their opposites. Health is never to be attained by studying disease and thinking about disease; righteousness is not to be promoted by studying sin and thinking about sin; and no one ever got rich by studying poverty and thinking about poverty.
Medicine as a science of disease has increased disease; religion as a science of sin has promoted sin, and economics as a study of poverty will fill the world with wretchedness and want.
Do not talk about poverty; do not investigate it, or concern yourself with it. Never mind what its causes are; you have nothing to do with them.
What concerns you is the cure. Do not spend your time in charitable work, or charity movements; all charity only tends to perpetuate the wretchedness it aims to eradicate.
I do not say that you should be hard hearted or unkind, and refuse to hear the cry of need; but you must not try to eradicate poverty in any of the conventional ways. Put poverty behind you, and put all that pertains to it behind you, and "make good."
Get rich; that is the best way you can help the poor. And you cannot hold the mental image which is to make you rich if you fill your mind with pictures of poverty. Do not read books or papers which give circumstantial accounts of the wretchedness of the tenement dwellers, of the horrors of child labor, and so on. Do not read anything which fills your mind with gloomy images of want and suffering.
You cannot help the poor in the least by knowing about these things; and the wide-spread knowledge of them does not tend at all to do away with poverty.
What tends to do away with poverty is not the getting of pictures of poverty into your mind, but getting pictures of wealth into the minds of the poor.
Parenthetically and again: all wealth for it to be wealth must produce income. The essence of all wealth is bound up in work, which is the time spent away from the rest of your life to earn the split-barter to obtain what you need to live your life. That spit-barter or money is the issue concerning this blog. But all the rest presented here is to make you aware of your responsibilities having innate wealth within yourself. None of this was ever taught in any school because it empowers all who get and receive it! THEY don't like or pay for that. Nevertheless, and I mean it, if you are young and haven't finished high school, stop doing anything preventing you from getting that gd piece of paper! That goes for drivers licenses too.
You are not deserting the poor in their misery when you refuse to allow your mind to be filled with pictures of that misery.
Poverty can be done away with, not by increasing the number of well to do people who think about poverty, but by increasing the number of poor people who purpose with faith to get rich.
The poor do not need charity; they need inspiration. Charity only sends them a loaf of bread to keep them alive in their wretchedness, or gives them an entertainment to make them forget for an hour or two; but inspiration will cause them to rise out of their misery. If you want to help the poor, demonstrate to them that they can become rich; prove it by getting rich yourself. The only way in which poverty will ever be banished from this world is by getting a large and constantly increasing number of people to practice the teachings of this book.
People must be taught to become rich by creation, not by competition.
Every man who becomes rich by competition throws down behind him the ladder by which he rises, and keeps others down; but every man who gets rich by creation opens a way for thousands to follow him, and inspires them to do so.
You are not showing hardness of heart or an unfeeling disposition when you refuse to pity poverty, see poverty, read about poverty, or think or talk about it, or to listen to those who do talk about it. Use your will power to keep your mind OFF the subject of poverty, and to keep it fixed with faith and purpose ON the vision of what you want.
Again, parenthetically, the proposal CAN eliminate poverty and war from the face of the earth. My mission and conviction for carrying it on are in accordance with what Wattles intended. But the WILL belongs to you, me, our neighbors, etc. to all of us scattered around the world, NOT to some arbitrary (let's face it!) authority or institution called a BANK or one of THEIR “best credit risk” customers, the states. The will to do, to act in a Certain Way or not, is ours by right. We cannot undo what will be undone anyway. We can build our own that shall survive THEIRS when it ultimately crashes.