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Rightly Rich

GRATITUDE QUOTE: . . . it was true vision, a little of what you would see if you opened the door of perception, friends . . . Tom Wolfe, Author

CHAPTER 10: Further Use of The Will

RIGHTLY RICH QUOTE: “The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make he most of yourself”.

The year Jimmy Carter won the presidency was the year (1977) I thought the world was coming to an end, because my parents told me it was. There were grown-ups after all, they listened to the news. They knew things, things I didn’t know or understand.

I remember turning cartwheels in my front yard thinking life was too short for me as already the world was coming to an end. It wasn’t fair. . . .   Continue reading Rightly Rich

I Am My Own Best Enemy

The old adage, “I am my own worst enemy” is an archaic way of not taking responsibility for what comes out of my mouth. So I have changed it to suit the new plain of thought that tends to encourage me to evaluate my words through a new lens, thanks to my study of the Science of Getting Rich. 

An example of what I’m talking about came about just recently in a conversation with my daughter, Leslie. And, the adage, “I am my own best enemy” came into being. 

Dear Leslie: I think about the words that come out of my mouth with a lot more of an observative mind since beginning the study of The Science of Getting Rich and I want to tell you a recent cognition; as you were there when the words came out of my mouth. . . .so automatically that I was shocked to hear myself say them, even though I know I have said them (maybe even this exact lines) so my times before.

When you told me that Molly was living with her parents . . . I said “Oh, that sucks, I would never live with my parents in a million years”. While this statement might be true for me, to make it universal (as if just because I thought it, it applies to everyone) is a judgment and just plain juvenile.

BACKGROUND: In my growing up family. . .if you had a child out of wed-lock you were sent away for 9 months and had to give the baby up for adoption. Trying to live in my parent’s home again after I had moved away and saw that my home experience was not everyone’s . . . would be like trying to keep your head above water in a whirlpool of harsh words with the intent to shame you; guilt-ridden trips spiked with huffy-puffy . . . “you are wrong-ness and a burden to me”. I would not foresee moments of happiness and joy one should feel entitled to, occasioned by the arrival of a new baby.

I don’t know what it is like for Molly. However, for me to assume that it is for her or anyone else, as the paragraph above prescribes, is false to the core and I know Molly’s parents to be kind people in public; I have no reason to believe they play the game of Jeckel and Hyde. And so I would like to take this opportunity to rephrase my response to what you said to me . . .

 Nicole – “Where’s Molly living?”

Leslie – “With her parents?”

Nicole – “In Ashton?”

Leslie – “Yes”

Nicole – “Damn, she’s so lucky to have parents that are willing to and have the means to help support her and their new grandson. Her little boy is so lucky to be growing up with a loving environment . . . and in Squirrel, Idaho. What a lucky kid.”

 Cheers, Mom

To untrained ears, the conversation was innocent enough. To my nearly acquired senses, I felt compelled to dissect the ingredients and found myself lacking. I applied a corrective statement and share it with you as my way of thanking providence for this gift.

May my enemy stay with me as a constant and corrective tool; a guide to future ventures on this plain of wealth I ride.

Sitting On The Fence Can Give You A Wedgie

In Chapter 4 we are first introduced to the truth that thoughts held in formless substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought. Walter D. Wattles admonishes the seeker (that’s me and you) to steer clear of ideas, teachings, books, media, and news that might shake my faith. Thought sounds like what I was admonished to do in Sunday School; “Avoid the very appearance of evil”.

As the watcher of my thoughts I notice that I sit on the fence a lot. I second guess one thing or a series of things that I’m doing or thinking, and I hope I can hop the fence and try the other way of doing things . . . before its too late.

Often I do this in my mind in a matter of seconds without actually acting on the things I’m thinking about. But, if Wattles is correction, just thinking the “thing” is enough to offset all the work I did practicing my faith by impressing formless substance with my desire to be rich.

If I’m doing this in my mind during the times of consciousness, it’s possible I’m doing this all the time, not just when I’m wathcing myself strattling that fence; getting a big fat wedgie.

I’m reminded me of a line from a Zepplin song, “. . . there’s still time to change the road you are on.”

Surely such confusion is harmful to my purpose to become rich. Surely “sitting on the fence” will not increase my chances of getting and enjoying the things I want. Far from it. If what Wattles is saying if true, and I believe that it is, “No thought of form can be inpressed upon Original Substance without causing the creation of the form”.

Just how responsible am I for what I think? Am I trustworthy?

Practicing My Purpose: I just erased everything I wrote a moment ago. I will practice being grateful becuase I feel shakey today. The Dow went down over 500 points, or so the news says. I have no idea what this means or how it affects me; and yet I’m so worried that it does affect me, or will affect me in some way that if I knew what to do I could do it now. I’m fence sitting again.

“To think what I want to think is the think TRUTH, regardless of appearances”. Chapter 4

Thank you Formless Substance for the aiblity I have to think what I want to think. I think abundance.

Striking It Rich

By all appearances, panning for gold is a thankless job. For your efforts, and if you are damn lucky, you’ll have a tiny glass vile with gold dust in the bottom. However, show me the bearer of such a small vile filled with gold dust, and you will come to know someone with real faith. They always have a tall-tale to tell, and just like the fish story about the “big” one that got away, they tell their gold fever story with such vim and vigor, they’ll having you believing that a gold nugget is just around the next river bend.

Yes, by appearance, a tiny vile of gold dust that may seem insignificant. However, given time and added together with other gold fines, you eventually get enough gold to make something of real value. This is an example of deliberate action in a consistent direction.

The study of the language of The Science of Getting Rich is much like panning for gold. Understand each the words through deliberate action (study each day), and have faith (a consistent direction) that you will be led to a gold nugget just around the next bend.y all appearances, panning for gold is a thankless job. For your efforts, and if you are damn lucky, you’ll have a tiny glass vile with gold dust in the bottom.

However, show me the bearer of such a small vile filled with gold dust, and you will come to know someone with real faith. They always have a tall-tale to tell, and just like the fish story about the “big” one that got away, they tell their gold fever story with such vim and vigor, they’ll having you believing that a gold nugget is just around the next river bend.

Yes, by appearance, a tiny vile of gold dust that may seem insignificant. However, given time and added together with other gold fines, you eventually get enough gold to make something of real value. This is an example of deliberate action in a consistent direction.

The study of the language of The Science of Getting Rich is much like panning for gold. Understand each the words through deliberate action (study each day), and have faith (a consistent direction) that you will be led to a gold nugget just around the next bend.

Mow, Pull, Spray, or Ignore

GRATITUDE QUOTE: My waking thought . . . “I am the catalyst for change. I will command my thoughts to think Truth – Wholeness – Abundance!” Nicole Stoddard, Seeker

CHAPTER 9: How To Use The Will

RIGHTLY RICH QUOTE: “The more steady and continuous your faith and purpose, the more rapidly you will get rich, because you will make only positive impressions upon substance; and you will not neutralize or offset them by negative impressions”.

No matter how you decide to tackle the weeds in your yard (or not) you still know they are out there and need to be dealt with (or not). If you are not thinking about them consciously or all the time, at some level you know those weeds are doing their thing; growing like weeds.

I liken weeds to the negative impressions that my buddy Wallace D. Wattles (I can call him buddy you know; after all what’s he going to do about it?) discusses in Chapter 9.

“The more steady and continuous your faith and purpose, the more rapidly you will get rich, because you will make only positive impressions upon substance; and you will not neutralize or offset them by negative impressions”.

Sometimes I take them head on, the weeds that is. I go for the throat with Round-Up or I pull them up by the root. This morning I simply mowed them down. I know they’ll be back next week, trying to grow higher than the newly planted lilac I’m trying to protect.

So what can I do about the weeds or negative impressions in my Mind?

In my Chapter 8 blog last week, the negative impressions had a hand up on me.

However, my Fearless resolve (the path I chose when I started this journey) and Consistant Action (daily study The Science of Getting Rich) I have discovered a better stategy for dealing with negative impressions and I have implemented it from this day forward as part of my PRACTICE and PURPOSE to be RICH.

Rather than pretend that the negative impressions don’t exist . . . the part of my Mind that taunts me with;

“You can’t do. Just who do you think you are?”

“What the hell were you thinking? Don’t you know your place in this world by now?”

“Don’t set yourself up, you’re just going to blow it.”

“What did you expect? You know what ALWAYS happens.”

I’ve discovered that when I acknowledge that part of my mind . . . ACKNOWLEDGE that it exists. . . that we are sharing the same body, the same living space and that one cannot live without the other, and son on; that part of me becomes very still. Then the part of me that knows the TRUTH reaffims my INENTION to be RICH ; to live in the richness of this moment that is mine to enjoy.

PRACTICING MY PURPOSE: When I acknowledge ALL the parts of myself, I see that we are all seeking the same outcome. I will be steady in my FAITH as I live my PURPOSE; to receive all the desires of my heart.

 

The Perfect Pitch

GRATITUDE QUOTE: If you don’t do it by yourself, you’ll never know if you’re any good and if you don’t know that you’re good, you’ll never be good. Jim Collins, Author, Good to Great

CHAPTER 7: Thinking In The Cetain Way

RIGHTLY RICH QUOTE: “Pray without ceasing. And by prayer I mean holding steadily to your vision, with the purpose to cause its creation into solid form, and the faith that you are doing so.”

I’ve neglected to write my blog for over a week. I had committed
to write every week for a total of 16 weeks (that is how many chapters there
are) and the “Meany” in me says, “Well, well, that’s about par
for the course”. What a dumb saying . . . I don’t even like golf.

My intention here . . . now . . . is to be honest without being
negative. After Chapter 7, I was feeling sweet, syrupy, and down-right grateful.

Today, keeping the demon down feels next to impossible; is it because
of the content of Chapter 8?

Is it because the appearance of things in my life that seems less
than positive?

Is this just what I do; the pattern of starting the next great
thing that’s going to make my life better, and then berating myself a little way
into it?

I love starting things; sticking with them isn’t as easy and
certainly not as much fun as the thrill of starting something new.

Chapter 8 is only half the way through the book. Surely, as a
full-grown adult woman, I have the ability to write a 16 week blog experiment,
right?

. . . . . Let’s get on with Chapter 8. Continue reading The Perfect Pitch

We can all finish this sentence . . . “An Attitude of . . . GRATITUDE” of course

GRATITUDE QUOTE: “We are like lutes, once held by God. Being away from His warm body fully explains this constant yearning.” Hafiz from The Gift, Poems by Hafiz, the great Sufi master

CHAPTER 7: Gratitude

RIGHTLYRICH QUOTE:

Today is post day; I just walked into my office to find a mess awaiting me. Do I ignore it a keep my commitment to post weekly? – which means to have 16 posts with the 16 chapters of Wallace D Wattles book, The Science of Getting Rich on my blog in 16 weeks – or do I listen to the “billowing surge that appears to be conspiring against me” and begin to go through the piles upon piles of office work left undone?

I will rely on last week’s Gratitude Quote was from BenFranklin’s 13 virtues, “Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve”.

So without further adieu . . . . Continue reading We can all finish this sentence . . . “An Attitude of . . . GRATITUDE” of course

What I Can and Will Use is Abundant Life

GRATITUDE QUOTE: “Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve” Ben Franklin 

CHAPTER 6: HOW RICHES COME TO YOU

RIGHTLY RICH QUOTE:

If you have not done so, read Chapter 6 and then read this blog. When I practice impressing my desires upon Formless Substance, my mind fills the need to justify my desires; as if I need to prove . . . somehow . . . to Providence, or God, to the World, to the All in everything, or to the Formless Substance from which all things are made, that I am worthy and justified in making my request. In contemplating why this may be happening, I following this train of thought back to a story from my youth. Since I’m fond of telling stories and this is a good one because I felt “justified”, I’ll share it to Continue reading What I Can and Will Use is Abundant Life

It’s a Matter of Time, and There is Time For You to Get Rich

GRATITUDE QUOTE Consider the lilies of the field how they grow: they toll not, neither do they spin; And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Bible, Luke 12:27

CHAPTER 5 – Increasing Life  Chapter 5

RIGHTLY RICH QUOTEFormless Substance is friendly to me; that the universe desires that I have everything I want to have, that nature is friendly to my plans, everything is naturally for me. I have made up my mind that this is true.

Wallace D. Wattles  is a mind reader. He knows what I stress about; that maybe “my best laid plans have slipped right out of my hands”. I find it easy and a great relief to set my worries aside in the knowledge that Formless Substance is in endless supply and nobody is going to “beat me” to what is rightly mine.

The knowledge that all of us, whether or not we are conscious of it, are subject to the laws of life, gives me hope that I am capable of learning to make use of all the things I want to have, all that I am capable of using and enjoying.  Continue reading It’s a Matter of Time, and There is Time For You to Get Rich

By All Appearances

GRATITUDE QUOTE – “The anxiety I feel is a result of viewing the world through a reactionary lens”. Nicole Stoddard –

CHAPTER 4 – The First Principle in The Science of Getting Rich – Chapter 4

RIGHTLY RICH QUOTE – “To think what you want to think is to think TRUTH, regardless of appearances”.

As usual casual conversations include small talk about the weather. As of late, they include talk about the economy. Whether or not you really know much about our country’s economic state, (who does?) everyone, including me, has an opinion that gets casually spread across the day like a low-lying gray cloud; from the check-out counter in the grocery store, to the line at bank, or while at the post office picking up that mail, frivoulous words are strung together into meaningless sentences then shared with casual acquaintances, under the guise of “being neighborly.

The spring of 2011 will be remembered, at least in the Intermountain West for the flooding due to double the normal snow pack and over the top rain. I mean really rainy. The economy, by appearances is just as rainy. When I’m asked about how the weather is, I have a great excuse for not getting my lawn mowed, “The grass hasn’t dried out long enough for me to mow it”. 

When I’m asked about how business is, my spirit sinks and I find my mouth taking off on a tangent, as if it is not attached to my brain. Even as I’m telling myself “be positive, be positive”, my motor mouth is lamenting the fact that . . . . Well, I’ll spare you the details.

Today I heard Curtis’ response to “How’s business?” I liked it a lot better than mine. So much so I’m going to adopt it. He answered, “It is as good as can be expected”. This response is an open interpretation that is full of possibility; full of expectation.

Chapter four of The Science of Getting Rich is so full of juicy juice, nifty nuggets, grains of gold. WW gives us the first principle of getting rich. Oh goody, goody gosh. He states;

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

WW goes on to say that a man that has the ability to think what he wants to think is a Master Mind. If I say to myself, “Nicole, you are a master mind”, and proceed to act accordingly that’s all I have to do right?

Well maybe, but what precedes my actions? My thoughts. What really hit home for me is the sentence WW has just before the 1st principle

“A man’s way of doing things is a direct result of the way he thinks about things”.

An example from my life that illustrates; it was a time when I was hard up for cash at Christmas. I was 8 months pregnant and didn’t have a crib, clothing, any diapers; none of the “necessities” welcome our new baby, due in January. With every gift I opened on Christmas day, my thoughts were, “how much cash can I get for this if I return it to the store”. It wasn’t a lot of money. The gifts really held more value as gifts as they were selected by friends and family for me. However, I followed through on the thought that preceded the action, I return everything that wasn’t homemade and bought diapers.

Today was another short cash-flow day. On a recent business trip I took a cooler of food so I didn’t have to eat out. My thoughts about this were about saving the little bit of cash I’d usually spend on eating out. But, what if . . . what if I chose to eat from a cooler as a personal choice, a preferred option because it’s healthier, (fast food makes me sick, truly). Oh man, nothing changed, nothing changed about the situation, only my thought about the situation. . . I’m all teary-eyed.

Sustained, consecutive thought, according to WW, is the hardest work in the world especially when TRUTH is contrary to appearances. Can I, will I, be able to turn my next “poor mans” thought from straw into gold?

PRACTICING MY PURPOSE – I will take on trust and accept with absolute faith that the principles and concepts taught in this book are true. – Rich Glossary