Wallace Wattles and The Science of Getting Rich

Wallace Wattles hones down the Law of Attraction to a simple italicized section at the end of practically every chapter. Although we are putting this into the historical section, it is as contemporary as any other teaching. It grows as he teaches a little more, and a little more.

Wallace Wattles starts where Mike Dooley starts, with our relationship to the Universe, or to the formless, yet intelligent, stuff from which all is made. He makes the case that it is not one profession that is better than another, or one location that is better than another, because in each case we find those who have become rich and those who have not. The difference is in one's relationship to the formless stuff Wattles sometimes calls Original Substance, or Thinking Substance, or Dyer's creative source or to Dooley's Universe, or to Neale Donald Walsch's God. This is the creative force that operates under the Law of Attraction.

As Wallace Wattles says,

There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made and which, in it original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

We are then to hold to the truth that there is no poverty or disease. The reality is abundance. The reality is health. Neale Donald Walsh explains that our bodies were made to live forever. They are self correcting and self healing, as is the earth. Since every thought becomes manifest, we must stop thinking of poverty and ill health or we cause more to be created. We can lose all doubt and fear when we acquire the power that comes from knowing that there is one Thinking Substance, from which and by which all things are made. Next, we must adopt the thinking that man can so impress his thoughts upon it as to cause them to take form and become visible things. This as Wallace Wattles explains, is manifesting using the Law of Attraction.

There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made and which, in it 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.

Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon the formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.

"If a doubt comes to you, cast if aside as sin." Haanel cautions us not to talk about what we are doing. Parents tell their children to make a wish over their birthday cakes and not tell anyone what they wished for. Wallace Wattles cautions us not to read magazines, or books, or talk with anyone who might have a different idea. "If you get mixed up in your faith, all your efforts will be in vain.... The science of getting rich begins with the absolute acceptance of this faith." This is a fundamental part of the Law of Attraction. All creation will stop when there is doubt. Birds do not doubt that there will be seed. Flowers do not doubt that there will be sunlight and rain. Neither should we doubt that there will be abundance in our lives.

This Law of Attraction is a spiritual-mental law and we must grow our spiritual muscles to use it consciously.

All in nature seeks to grow and to multiply. When we have desire, that is our prompt, our power seeking to manifest fuller expression of LIFE. Our purpose should harmonize with the purpose that is in all.

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Competition:

Get rid of any thought of competition. This is also talked about by Haanel and Napoleon Hill when they talk about manifesting your dreams using the Law of Attraction. As Wattles says, "Intelligent Substance will make things for you, but it will not take things away from some one else and give them to you." He cautions us to become creators, not cheaters or thieves.... "You must never think for a moment that the supply is limited." Never measure with your physical senses, Dooley warns us. Wattles continues, "Look always at the limitless riches in Formless Substance, and KNOW that they are coming to you as fast as you can receive and use them. Nobody, by cornering the visible supply, can prevent you from getting what is yours."

You will need to Know Your Path and to develop your strong mental abilities. Then, all will seem natural and easy. Again, as Wallace Wattles teaches us:

There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made and which, in it 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.

Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon the formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.

Wattles continues to make the case that Omnipotence is seeking more complete expression through our desire for more. Walsch's God would say that God needs nothing from us, but that WE are seeking to discover who we really are, which is ONE with Omnipotence. Wallace Wattles warns us not to fall into the trap set by many religions, that God is pleased by poverty. There is just no reason to think that God would want this. He started Adam and Eve in an environment that supplied anything and everything that they could want, didn't He? We have always had free access to the Law of Attraction. It is thinking that makes us doubt.

Another principle Wallace Wattles explains is also a principle in Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich is that you must give a man more in value than you take from him in cash value. This is true whether you are an employee, or a business associate. This is related to the idea that you should avoid competition because what you need and desire will be created, not taken from another.

When you "fix upon your consciousness the fact that the desire you feel for the possession of riches is one with the desire of Omnipotence for more complete expression, your faith becomes invincible." Or, as Paul said, "It is God that worketh in you to will and to do." He gives an example of a man who had to start with small wish and progressively his wishes grew as he aquired each one. All he did was to hold the idea in his mind until it was attained.

The Second Experiment:: The Thinking Stuff

Gratitude:

At Mindbridge, we can't think of a single teacher who doesn't count gratitude as a either main requirement, or an accelerator of the Law of Attraction.

Wallace Wattles puts it this way. "The whole process of mental adjustment and atonement can be summed up in one 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 that you desire; and third, you relate yourself to it be a feeling of deep and profound gratitude....The attitude of gratitude draws the mind into closer touch iwth the source from which the blessings come."

Wallace Wattles emphasizes that by staying in a state of gratitude, you stay in close harmony with creative thought which keeps you out of competitive thought. Also, it reminds you that the supply is unlimited. It keeps you from feeling dissatisfaction which is a loss of mental control that will cause you to lose ground as soon as you begin to picture "the common, the ordinary, the poor and the squalid." Transmit these images and more will come to you.

So fix your attention on the best, surround yourself with the best and the best will come to you. Every "outgoing wave of grateful thanksgiving increases faith.... Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you; and to give thanks continuously."

Ancient Wisdom

Clarity:

Wallace Wattles explains that you must have a clear mental image of what you want in your mind for two reasons. First, you as sending a message and for it to be understood, you need to impose as much detail as you possibly can. Second, you are sending a message to a non-reader who does not speak your language. You must send it as a picture for it to be understood. Third, the more clarity you build into the picture, the more feeling you will generate to power it. A mushy idea does not generate much reaction from you, or from the Thinking Substance.

Behind the desire, must be the purpose to bring it into material form. Behind the purpose must be FAITH that it is already yours, that it is already at hand. Live in the new house mentally. Drive the new car in your mind.

Jesus predated Wallace Wattles with, "Whatsoever things ye ask for when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

With specific instructions, more specific than Haanel, Wallace Wattles echoes Mike Dooley, Joe Vitale and Jack Canfield who also emphasize clarity and adding emotional power to the image. "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."

Finally, Wallace Wattles warns us that we cannot have a single Sabbath day set apart for prayer if we are forgetting the Creative Source the rest of the week. We will not impress anyone by having special hours for prayer if we then forget what we are praying for the rest of the day.

Here is a caution from Dooley who says that if we continually send out the prayer, without gratitude and reception, we are in danger of sending out the feeling of neediness which will work against us.

So, have faith that the imagined is realized and received. Be grateful. Enjoy living with the house, the car, the clothes and going on the journey.

"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.

Effect of Prayer through Thoughts, Feelings, Emotions and Beliefs

Use of the WILL:

Wallace Wattles says, "You have no right to use your will power upon another person, even for their own good, and you do not need to apply your will to things. "That would be trying to coerce God." Again, we are reminded of Walsch's God who says that we are all one, but that we each have our own path, our own life in which to discover who we really are. Wattles assures us that the Creative Source is not unfriendly or stubborn.

To get rich we only need to use our will power on ourselves to think and do the right things. Wallace Wattles is strict. "Keep your mind at home; it can accomplish more there than elsewhere."

Here Wattles is clear that while we are keeping positive and creative thoughts alive, the impression will spread and all things are set moving toward its realization. People will be moved to bring into our lives what we want, or to do the things we need done.

On the other hand, we can check this by starting a negative impression in the Formless Substance. Doubt or unbelief will start a movement away from us. Every hour possessed by unbelief sets a current away from us.

Since belief is all important it is important to guard our thoughts! Mike Dooley is a wonderful help here because he has specific suggestions for defending against doubt and fear. One is to list all the reasons that your desire will be a stunning success. Another is to make an act of faith. Perhaps make room for the new couch in the Living Room or the new car in the garage. Perhaps call the contractor to check their schedule. Make an appointment with the Realtor. Go window shopping.

It is best to avoid the image of poverty, but if one is working with the poor, do what you can to get an image of wealth into their minds. Poverty can be done away with, Wattles assures us, not by increasing the number of well to do people who think about poverty, but by increasing the number of the poor who purpose with FAITH to get rich. "The poor do not need charity; they need inspiration!"

"Every man who gets rich by creation opens a way for thousands to follow him, and inspires them to do so."


Again, Wallace Wattles reminds us:

There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made and which, in it 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.

Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon the formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.

In order to do this, man must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; he must form a clear mental picture of the things he wants, and hold this picture in his thoughts with the fixed PURPOSE to get what he wants, and the unwavering FAITH that he does get what he wants, closing his mind against all that may tend to shake his purpose, dim his vision, or quench his faith.

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Acting in a Certain Way:

After being in the movie, The Secret, Bill Harris, Joe Vitale and James Arthur Ray discussed that the movie did not emphasize enough the importance of correct and inspired action. Mike Dooley said it in another way. He said that you must master that which you are doing in the moment, which will allow the Universe to do what it has to do to provide to you that which you desire.

Wallace Wattles says it this way, "Thinking in a certain way will bring riches to you, but you must not rely upon thought alone, paying no attention to personal action. That is the rock upon which many otherwise scientific metaphysical thinkers meet shipwreck -- the failure to connect thought with personal action.... By thought you can cause the gold in the hearts of the mountains to be impelled toward you; but it will not mine itself, refine itself, coin itself into double eagles, and come rolling along the roads seeking its way into your pocket."

Do today's work well. Do not try to use the occult to act upon anyone or thing that is out of your reach. Do not wait for a change before you act; get the change by acting.

If every day is a efficient success, you cannot fail to get rich. Do all you can, every day. It is not necessary to do tomorrow's work today, but it is necessary to be efficient and to get as much done as possible today. Successful action is cumulative.

Feel the feeling of success as if it is in the present time.

From Wallace Wattles:

There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made and which, in it 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.

Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon the formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.

In order to do this, man must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; he must form a clear mental picture of the things he wants, and hold this picture in his thoughts with the fixed PURPOSE to get what he wants, and the unwavering FAITH that he does get what he wants, closing his mind against all that may tend to shake his purpose, dim his vision, or quench his faith.

That he may receive what he wants when it comes, man must ACT NOW upon the people and things in his present environment, and do all that can be done every day, doing each separate thing in an efficient manner.

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The Right Business, or Karma, or What will I be When I Grow UP?

Dooley and Walsch emphasize the fact that neither God nor the Universe has any need for you to do anything in particular. There is no predestined "should" for you.

Wallace Wattles puts a little slant on this idea. He points out that "Desire is the manifestation of power," and that the appeal that different activities hold for us usually makes them a match for our talents. We are not obliged to do what we do not like to do.

The desire to play music, or the desire to write or cook or to drive fast cars or to talk with people, should give us an indication of the direction that will please us. When we are passionate about an activity or a goal, this will help to carry us over the difficult humps.

Wattles cautions us that "mistakes come from acting hastily or from acting in fear or doubt, or in forgetfulness of the Right Motive, which is more life to all and less to none."

Fear and doubt confirm to the Universe that whatever you are working toward does not now exist. This will undo all your efforts. You must learn to believe. Emotional Faith and Belief is what powers your manifestation.

The Advancing Man

Wallace Wattles says, "You must so impress others that they will feel that in associating with you they will get increase for themselves. ... The physician who holds the vision of himself as a great and successful healer... will come into such close touch with the Source of Life that he will be phenomenally successful; patients will come to him in throngs."

"In the field of religion, the world cries out for the clergyman who can teach his hearers the true science of abundant life."

"The same is true of the teacher who can inspire the children with FAITH and PURPOSE of the advancing life."

"What is true of the teacher, preacher and physician is true of the lawyer, dentist, real estate man, insurance agent -- of everybody."

Wallace Wattles assures us that once we are too big for our place because we have a clear concept of what we want to be, and a determination to BE what we want to be, "opportunities will speedily come, for the Supreme working in All, and working for you, will bring them before you."

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