What I Like Best About Wallace Wattles’ Science of Getting Rich
By Jane Mountrose
Of all the books I have ever read, Wallace Wattles 1910 classic The Science of Getting Rich has had the greatest and most transformational impact.
My first thoughts about this book were that it would probably be way too materialistic for me. With over three decades of exploring personal growth and spiritual development, I view life as a profound journey to wholeness. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that Wallace Wattles did, too.
This was where it got interesting. You see, Wattles understood the Law of Attraction. He also understood what quantum physics is now proving to be true. Everything is energy and everything is connected. And within this sea of energy resides an infinite intelligence and infinite power that you and everyone can access to create whatever you want.
The Purpose of Life
Wallace Wattles further stated that the purpose of life is increasing life and we are all entitled to all of the life we are capable of attaining. Think about it. Is there anything you want more than to feel completely alive and excited about what you’re doing?
I am grateful each day to Wallace Wattles, who paints this picture of reality:
- The purpose of life and the evolution of the universe is greater life. The object of all life is development; and everything that is alive has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining.
- And the purpose of each individual life is to experience more aliveness through the unfoldment of the soul and the development of talents. It naturally follows then that our right to life must include our right to have the free and unrestricted use of everything we require to feel joyfully alive on all levels, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually; in other words, our right to be rich.
When I first read this, I was awestruck by the way Wattles put the whole picture together. It made complete sense and instantaneously freed me of any vestiges of guilt about wanting more money. Reading on, I was even more impressed that Wattles succeeded in putting the whole picture together by teaching the reader how to think and do things in what he called “a certain way” that just about anyone could follow to get rich.
He took us on a journey from viewing ourselves as victims of circumstances to creators of our lives. Deep down inside, everyone wants this.
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