I probably would not be able to count the number of different
kinds of wrong assumptions made by well-meaning people who first
become interested in Metaphysics and in applying the Law of
Attraction. Magical, paranormal results seem to be the expected
"I visualized and I affirmed, however I'm still in the same
"I changed my beliefs, however, I must need a more high-tech
way of doing it, such as NLP, because so far, it is not working".
I'd bet that they think something, maybe a book or manuscript,
should suddenly appear from the ethers, leaning against
their door the next morning with a map to their particular
Here are a couple of passages from Science of Getting Rich
which clarifies my upcoming point:
"If you want a sewing machine, for instance, I do not mean
to tell you that you are to impress the thought of a sewing
machine on Thinking Substance until the machine is formed
without hands, in the room where you sit, or elsewhere.
It will be brought to you by the power of the Supreme
Intelligence, acting upon the minds of men. If you live in
Maine, it may be that a man will be brought from Texas or
Japan to engage in some transaction which will result in
your getting what you want."
(With this next one, the capitalized words are Wallace's )
"The action of thought in getting rich is fully explained
in the preceding chapters; your faith and purpose positively
impress your vision upon Formless Substance, which has THE
SAME DESIRE FOR MORE LIFE THAT YOU HAVE; and this vision,
received from you,sets all the creative forces at work IN
AND THROUGH THEIR REGULAR CHANNELS OF ACTION, but directed
The key phrases, for me, are: "It will be brought to you by
the power of the Supreme Intelligence, acting upon the minds
"IN AND THROUGH THEIR REGULAR CHANNELS OF ACTION, but directed toward you. "
That object or circumstance, whatever it is you desire, whether or not it is a 2006 Corvette Z06, a vacation cabin in
the woods, or just an Ipod, will appear through regular channels,
as seen by everyone else around you who just expect
to have things happen in their normal, 3-dimensional ways!
Just because someone knows about and applies the Powerful
Principles that most of us are now remembering, it doesn't
mean that he/she can violate a particular Universal Law.
This particular principle being one that is not going to allow
something to happen that would not correlate with the belief
systems of millions of others who unfortunately live small,
believe that they are Acted upon by Life as helpless victims, and
will not accept anything out of the ordinary.
Meaning: Powerfully Seeing and Feeling the Reality of an Ipod
will not materialize it while others are present, even if
you are very advanced.
This is part of what I believe Wattles was trying
to say. However the particular desire, or something better
will come, through a normal channel:
Someone might just give you one, or you get a surprise refund
from the IRS, etc.
Successful, wealthy people ( I say wealth, as in not just in
money itself) who live in modern civilizations like ours,
create their results in ways that won't blow people's minds
- through the existing ways of commerce, or winning a
We, by using the principles in books such as Science of Getting
Rich this, are in fact doing things the easy way, the
non-struggling, the Inside-Out approach of seeing and feeling As
If, and feeling the gratitude of possessing that objective..
We create those luscious, wonderful circumstances in the normal
channels that others expect - however things just simply
work soo much easier and only *WE* seem to know that and enjoy
how smoothly life flows!
If we desire a particular car, as an example:
- We see it in our mind's eye as if were true now
- We do not hold a negative, pining, attachment to having to have it.
- We pay attention to the evidence and the signs that show up
If the Universe doesn't see a way of creating it by any other
means than money, than it will use the quickest means of
existing channels to create it. This may mean you have an
urge to apply a particular skill, and you apply that skill,
market it, and you have the money for the car.
I have nothing against books that discuss visualization
techniques where you imagine your desire in a pink bubble,
and then you release it.
(After all, most of these do end up discussing the necessity
of being aware and following your gut feeling to drive or
walk to a particular place.)
However, I appreciate Wattles' explanations of how to not
lose faith in the "metaphysical" just because things will
not magically appear from thin air.
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