Consciousness – The Foundation of Wealth

In 2003, I wrote the following article.
In his 1910 classic, The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles describes the source of wealth and introduces the principle of “thinking in a certain way”

“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,” he continues “produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.” In order to get rich, he concludes, you need to think in a “certain way.”

Wattles goes on to give the detailed process by which you can attain true wealth. Because his plan is based on scientific fact, following it guarantees your success.

As a product of the late 20th & early 21st century, you may find yourself trapped, as I did,  in semantics. While I understand the specifics of the book,

the idea of thinking in a “certain way” eluded me.

We have come to muddle the meaning of the  word “certain,”  often using it to mean “distinct”, “particular” or “special.” We talk of “that certain  somebody” when we are referring to a “special person” that we love. And while, Wattles “certain” is distinct and particular, he uses the word with the only meaning it had in 1910.

With that in mind, I picked up my Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Third Edition, 1997 and looked up the word “certain” and here’s what I  found.

“1.  fixed, settled, or determined. 2. sure (to happen), etc.) inevitable. 3. not to be doubted; unquestionable [certain evidence] 4. not failing; reliable; dependable [a certain cure] 5. controlled; unerring [his certain aim] 6. without any doubt; assured; sure; positive [certain of his innocence]”

Synonyms in  my 1935 edition of Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary stated True, undeniable, unquestionable, undoubted, indisputable, undoubting, positive.

The word “certain” as defined by the various dictionaries  encapsulates Wattles order acomplia online entire 40 page book. Thinking in a “certain  way” means not just thinking in a positive way, but with the sure, not-to-be doubted, unquestionable,  reliable, unerring knowledge of the inevitability of your accumulation of wealth.

When you begin to think in a “certain  way” NOW about your  wealth, your life and everything you want in it and begin to act NOW in a “certain way,”  your future wealth becomes inevitable.


In the article I go on to say: “Likewise, thinking NOW about poverty, misfortune or unfulfilled desires in  the past or present ensures the persistence of your poverty.

How much do you  want to become financially free?  Ask yourself: “Am I willing to change my thinking?” What is your why?”

It is now 2009 and how my  understanding has changed! It’s not that when you think positive thoughts, positive things happen and when you think negative thoughts, negative things happen. It’s not about conscious thought at all.

It is truly about pure consciousness, that consciousness “in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.”

Through Transcendental Meditation(tm) you experience that pure consciousness in its natural state. “Yogastah Kuru Karmani.” Established in being, perform action.” TM naturally allows you to do that.

When you start playing the Phase 2 game as described by Robert Scheinfeld, in activity, you are given the tools to appreciate negative thoughts as a means to reclaim power from limits and restrictions. Many cheap clomid of us started Phase two through the book, “Busting Loose from the Money Game”. But there are other courses you can take to achieve great results. Check out my recommended links on the side.

Wattles is mistaken when he says: “Every individual has the natural and inherent power to think what he wants to think, but it requires far more effort to do so than it does to think the thoughts which are suggested by appearances. To think according to appearances is easy; to think truth regardless of appearance is laborious and requires the expenditure of more power than any other work we are called upon to perform.”

None of it requires effort. It’s much, much simpler than that. TM, for example, is effortless. Busting Loose  using Robert’s tools does not require effort although, you might mistakenly think it does. You’ll get over it.


(c) Gloria Reibin 2009

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