The Science of Getting Rich and Money
Most people are challenged by this subject. They wonder how to get money. Let’s explore why.
In The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles points out that money is necessary to give you access to resources. Access to resources leads to a fulfilling life.
Some people need more resources than others, but anyone who is not in a monastery generally needs a good deal to live comfortably and creatively.
Napoleon Hill also noted that when you need money, there is rarely a substitute. To do things in your life – to provide for your family, travel, invest, pay off debts (survive and thrive) – money is required.
Yet many – if perhaps unconsciously – feel something is wrong with money.
YOUR DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES
Let’s put things in perspective, to understand why this money issue is so prevalent.
As developmental psychologists have researched, people evolve in identifiable stages. As you grow, you take what you learned from one stage and include it with you as your next stage emerges.
So a child takes what it already knows to become a teenager with new learning. To evolve as an adult, however, more conscious growth is required.
At one stage, sometimes called “modernist,” a person with this predominant worldview focuses more on outside success. The upside is tremendous: achievement, technology, science and democracy. The downside is excess materialism.
The next stage, if one reaches it, is called the post-modern, “green” stage. It’s a more inner-focused, feminine stage. Here you become more inclusive of different cultures and peoples, as well as more environmentally sensitive.
The downside is that you can start to reject success and material achievement. This developmental trap throws the baby out with the bathwater.
By avoiding materialism, like a preacher avoids “sin,” you are in reaction mode. You end up against materialism, warding off having things and the money that is required. There’s a vacuum, without a positive solution to focus on.
So pure outer materialism, which some modernists embrace, is limited. But the next developmental stage (post-modern, cultural creative) has limitations too. You can become so inclusive and so environmentally correct, you can end up somewhere between being wishy-washy and too paralyzed to act.
The solution comes with marrying the outer and the inner, achievement and inner awareness. This translates into having goals and dreams in a heartfelt, holistic way.
It means clearing money blocks (like fears of being greedy or undeserving). Then you are free to create and live fully with greater access to resources and the opportunities it brings. Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) can help to get clear.
With your thinking right, you realize money is a means not an end. Yes there is excessive commercialism. That doesn’t mean you are a selfish snob if you have money.
After all, how can you help others if you yourself are barely surviving?
If you put your mind to it, you will find your way through trial and error. In time, you become confident enough to drop suspicions and reactivity to success and being sold to. You still use discernment and become a good steward of money.
ARE YOU TOO SENSITIVE?
For some it’s a case of being overly sensitive. However sensitive you are, there comes a point when it can hold you back.
Focusing too much on how the environment is out to get you can weaken your life force. By focusing on the problem too much, you can miss the opportunity to be a change agent and really help others.
It’s time to step up and realize you are a creator, not a victim blaming outside circumstances for your challenges with money and other things.
It’s also time to become more present, mindful of the opportunities each day offers. You can do it — the world needs what you have to offer.
In the process, you learn to master money and success. And it truly becomes a rich and wonderful life, on an inner and outer level.