The source of our richest life lies in running as fast as we can towards who we are and what we do best (most happily) and listen to the stories written on our heart by the Creator. If we do this consistently and with faith and purpose, it will be impossible not to become rich!
When asked what has been my greatest lesson in this first full week of my experiment with “The Science of Getting Rich”, it is this:
Never betray who you are and the desires you hold in your heart. These are your unique gifts, which are the source of your richest treasures. #SGRFieldbook
Where do we go wrong in getting rich? Answer: We underestimate our unique genius and all too often fail to follow up on our great ideas.
As such, the trouble with the lesson for many people like me has been two-fold:
- Somewhere along the line, we have accepted a fallacy that we were not born rich. I learned this untruth as I watched my own parents struggle to gain and maintain a good life. After living an affluent life, we lost their house in foreclosure. This experience instilled a negative belief that even if I attained the desires of my heart and all happiness, I should expect to lose it at any time (and likely when I reached my pinnacle) like my parents did.
- We do not take the time to know ourselves and search our souls for what we really and truly want – a part from we think others think of us. The opinions of family, friends and even strangers severely distorts our vision of the true self. We conform to that false vision, rather than actualizing our most sacred self. We often do less to be authentically ourselves, and more to be what everyone else makes us out to be. Tragic.
To move into a richer more healthy being, I realized that we cannot advance unless we identify ways to stop betraying who we were born to be and honor the story on our hearts.
This week, my experiment will be:
- IMAGE CREATION: Create an image of my best possible self (BPS). What do I look like? What things do I like to do? What are my desires? Find the ideal you, the healthy, wealthy, joyful and productive your. Now, hold that image of myself with me throughout the day. Tweak the details of the image throughout the week. Make the image clear and vivid. Make it memorable. Hold that image in my mind, especially when meeting any challenge. What would my BPS do in this situation?
- DAILY MEDITATION & SEEK QUIET MOMENTS: To remove limiting thoughts and maintain focus on an authentic self, meditate each morning for at least 10 minutes (or the last thing before going to sleep each night). Guided meditation, prayer, quietness, ponder spiritual literature – any meditation process, will do. Do what feels comfortable for you and your beliefs. I happen to love a +30 year old meditation process sold by Silva Life. You can access free Silva recordings that are wonderful, but again use what is comfortable to you.
Although I call this Experiment #2, this will be an ongoing activity that must become a lifelong habit to renew the mind and combat the urge to fall back into old habits and combat old fears or limiting beliefs.
I’ll let you know how it does for me. Join me if you like this week. Let me know your experiences.
Too many are defined by their past rather than refined by it. – SGRFieldbook sgrfieldbook.com
To become rich, I am learning to be refined by my past experiences by:
- Taking stock daily of my memorable past experiences – both pleasant and not so pleasant ones.
- Relish good memories. Be always grateful for those wonderful past experiences!
- Reframe and understand the no so pleasant past experiences.
Take a moment to ask: what did I learn from them; how could I respond differently in the future; how can I correct the outcome; and how can the experience make me a better and stronger person today? Then, be grateful for those experience too – since they too are good and the wisdom they provide are invaluable stepping stones to a richer me.
A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go to the next lesson. – Unknown
This answers the question: Want to get to your destinations faster because it seems that you are getting nowhere?
Answer: Become a better Learner.
“Whatever course you decide upon there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires….courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I embarked on this experiment, the most interesting thing was to hear the reaction – and sometimes indication from well-meaning critics! Can she do it? What is all this self-help SGR junk? What are you trying to achieve? Does this interfere with your day job? On, and on and on…
So, now I understand why Emerson also was quoted as saying, “Self-trust is the first secret of success.” Courage is self-trust. Trust: The resolve to believe that the path you are taking is right and worthwhile.
The negative reaction surprised me, but perhaps not for the reasons you might have guessed. Their reaction started a tidal wave of self-doubt and negative self-talk in my mind about my ability to perform this experiment. After a restless night or two, the self-doubt and questioning gave way to something WONDERFUL: the realization that perhaps others questioned that I had the character to make this process work. Honestly, I had my doubts, too.
Stephen Covey defined character as a measure of three things: one’s integrity, motive, and intent. Character builds trust, including trust in myself to:
- Commit to the process as a new way of life and learn from any mistakes along the way
- Create a definitive and worthy vision of why I want riches and how I plan to use these riches to contribute to bettering me and others I meet
- Maintain focus on a single vision: getting rich as a service to myself and others – and as a gift to the Creator
- Do ‘the work‘, without over-thinking it: decide on my goals, be passionate about their accomplishment, and act with no senseless second-guessing
- Be a good steward of all of the resources at my disposal, and
- Acknowledge and be ever grateful for my accomplishments and forgive myself when needed.
I can see that becoming rich is not just gaining wealth and abundant living. It will be a process by which I will also be required to strengthen my mind and my belief in myself – and more importantly to be clear with myself as to what I want to get out of this SGR process. To sum it up, this will test and grow my character, and teach me to trust myself. This must be the battle that rich people face every day.
“Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” – Emerson (yes, again!)
I am feeling richer already…
I am setting out on an adventure – an adventure to test “The Science of Getting Rich” (SGR) concepts, and the Seven Natural Laws: Law of Perpetual Transmutation; Law of Relativity; Law of Vibration (Attraction); Law of Polarity; Law of Cause and Effect; Law of Rhythm; and the Law of Gender.
“The Science of Getting Rich” confidently states, in part, that:
There is a Science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches; once these laws are learned and obeyed by any (wo)man, (s)he will get rich with mathematical certainty.
SGR promotes the idea that – without regard for anything outside of self like level of intelligence or talent, opportunity, or environment – anyone can do things in a “Certain Way” and be in harmony with Creation as to invariably become rich. Not just rich in the intangible, wishy-washy-kumbaya way – but truly and verifiably rich by possession of financial wealth and abundance of all of the objects of one’s desire for use in service of humanity. It also alludes that being rich is a God-given right (dare-say an obligation) and to seek anything less is affront to all that is good and decent. We are given the gifts of who we are, our passions, our intellectual leanings, inspirations and innate talent: This is a gift from God. Being successful through the full expession of our creative self is our acknowledgement and gratitude back to God for these gifts.
Philosophically and spiritually, I am inclined to believe this without any further data or demonstration. I am a physicists who believes in science and God. So, admittedly I am more than a disinterested researcher. However, my scientific training compels me to apply more rigor – however imperfect – to these prove SGR to be true in my life, so that if there is any truth in it others may do the same by getting rich with me.