Friday, May 8, 2015

The First Principle in the Science of Getting Rich

The First Principle in the Science of Getting Rich

Thought is the only power which can produce tangible riches
from the Formless Substance. The stuff from which all things
are made is a substance which thinks, and a thought of form
in this substance produces the form.

Original Substance moves according to its thoughts; every
form and process you see in nature is the visible expression
of a thought in Original Substance. As the Formless Stuff
thinks of a form, it takes that form; as it thinks of a
motion, it makes that motion. That is the way all things
were created. We live in a thought world, which is part of a
thought universe.

The thought of a moving universe extended throughout
Formless Substance, and the Thinking Stuff moving according
to that thought, took the form of systems of planets, and
maintains that form. Thinking Substance takes the form of
its thought, and moves according to the thought. Holding the
idea of a circling system of suns and worlds, it takes the
form of these bodies, and moves them as it thinks. Thinking
the form of a slow-growing oak tree, it moves accordingly,
and produces the tree, though centuries may be required to
do the work. In creating, the Formless seems to move
according to the lines of motion it has established; the
thought of an oak tree does not cause the instant formation
of a full-grown tree, but it does start in motion the forces
which will produce the tree, along established lines of

Every thought of form, held in thinking Substance, causes
the creation of the form, but always, or at least generally,
along lines of growth and action already established.

The thought of a house of a certain construction, if it were
impressed upon Formless Substance, might not cause the
instant formation, of the house; but it would cause the
turning of creative energies already working in trade and
commerce into such channels as to result in the speedy
building of the house. And if there were no existing
channels through which the creative energy could work, then
the house would be formed directly from primal substance,
without waiting for the slow processes of the organic and
inorganic world.

No thought of form can be impressed upon Original Substance
without causing the creation of the form.

Man is a thinking center, and can originate thought. All the
forms that man fashions with his hands must first exist in
his thought; he cannot shape a thing until he has thought
that thing.

And so far man has confined his efforts wholly to the work
of his hands; he has applied manual labor to the world of
forms, seeking to change or modify those already existing.
He has never thought of trying to cause the creation of new
forms by impressing his thoughts upon Formless Substance.

When man has a thought-form, he takes material from the
forms of nature, and makes an image of the form which is in
his mind. He has, so far, made little or no effort to co-
operate with Formless Intelligence; to work "with the
Father." He has not dreamed that he can "do what he seeth
the Father doing." Man reshapes and modifies existing forms
by manual labor; he has given no attention to the question
whether he may not produce things from Formless Substance by
communicating his thoughts to it. We propose to prove that
he may do so; to prove that any man or woman may do so, and
to show how. As our first step, we must lay down three
fundamental propositions.

First, we assert that there is one original formless stuff,
or substance, from which all things are made. All the
seemingly many elements are but different presentations of
one element; all the many forms found in organic and
inorganic nature are but different shapes, made from the
same stuff. And this stuff is thinking stuff; a thought held
in it produces the form of the thought. Thought, in thinking
substance, produces shapes. Man is a thinking center,
capable of original thought; if man can communicate his
thought to original thinking substance, he can cause the
creation, or formation, of the thing he thinks about. To
summarize this:

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.

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

It may be asked if I can prove these statements; and without
going into details, I answer that I can do so, both by logic
and experience.

Reasoning back from the phenomena of form and thought, I
come to one original thinking substance; and reasoning
forward from this thinking substance, I come to man's power
to cause the formation of the thing he thinks about.

And by experiment, I find the reasoning true; and this is my
strongest proof.

If one man who reads this book gets rich by doing what it
tells him to do, that is evidence in support of my claim;
but if every man who does what it tells him to do gets rich,
that is positive proof until some one goes through the
process and fails. The theory is true until the process
fails; and this process will not fail, for every man who
does exactly what this book tells him to do will get rich.

I have said that men get rich by doing things in a Certain
Way; and in order to do so, men must become able to think in
a certain way.

A man's way of doing things is the direct result of the way
he thinks about things.

To do things in a way you want to do them, you will have to
acquire the ability to think the way you want to think; this
is the first step toward getting rich.

To think what you want to think is to think TRUTH,
regardless of appearances.

Every man 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 appearance is easy; to
think truth regardless of appearances is laborious, and
requires the expenditure of more power than any other work
man is called upon to perform.

There is no labor from which most people shrink as they do
from that of sustained and consecutive thought; it is the
hardest work in the world. This is especially true when
truth is contrary to appearances. Every appearance in the
visible world tends to produce a corresponding form in the
mind which observes it; and this can only be prevented by
holding the thought of the TRUTH.

To look upon the appearance of disease will produce the form
of disease in your own mind, and ultimately in your body,
unless you hold the thought of the truth, which is that
there is no disease; it is only an appearance, and the
reality is health.

To look upon the appearances of poverty will produce
corresponding forms in your own mind, unless you hold to the
truth that there is no poverty; there is only abundance.

To think health when surrounded by the appearances of
disease, or to think riches when in the midst of appearances
of poverty, requires power; but he who acquires this power
becomes a MASTER MIND. He can conquer fate; he can have what
he wants.

This power can only be acquired by getting hold of the basic
fact which is behind all appearances; and that fact is that
there is one Thinking Substance, from which and by which all
things are made.

Then we must grasp the truth that every thought held in this
substance becomes a form, and that man can so impress his
thoughts upon it as to cause them to take form and become
visible things.

When we realize this, we lose all doubt and fear, for we
know that we can create what we want to create; we can get
what we want to have, and can become what we want to be. As
a first step toward getting rich, you must believe the three
fundamental statements given previously in this chapter; and
in order to emphasize them. I repeat them here:

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.

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

You must lay aside all other concepts of the universe than
this monastic one; and you must dwell upon this until it is
fixed in your mind, and has become your habitual thought.
Read these creed statements over and over again; fix every
word upon your memory, and meditate upon them until you
firmly believe what they say. If a doubt comes to you, cast
it aside as a sin. Do not listen to arguments against this
idea; do not go to churches or lectures where a contrary
concept of things is taught or preached. Do not read
magazines or books which teach a different idea; if you get
mixed up in your faith, all your efforts will be in vain.

Do not ask why these things are true, nor speculate as to
how they can be true; simply take them on trust.

The science of getting rich begins with the absolute
acceptance of this faith.

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D Wattles

Edited by: Lawyer Asad

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