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We encourage you to remain on the phone after the seminar to ask questions or to phone or email your questions to us. Here is an excellent Question posed by our Webmaster Wolfgang:
“Somewhere in the bible Jesus supposedly said something about riches
and wealth: "Do not worry about what to eat or what clothes to wear.
Look at the birds, they do not care about tomorrow".
This quote for me is related to the belief, that we should trust that God
will provide, and we should not store material surplus.
At the same time it is useful to store some financial funds.
It is a contradiction for me, and probably this contradiction is the
cause for many people not reaching more financial safety.”
we would add, a cause for worry and stress:
of the Mind #4 Opposing Ideas Cannot
Be Held At One And The Same Time Without Creating Stress.
Question Refers To: Matthew
6: Verses 19-34.
From Which We Give Partial Quotes: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures
upon the Earth where moth and rust doeth corrupt, and where thieves break
through and steal. But lay up for
yourselves treasures in heaven, whether neither moth nor rust doeth corrupts,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. .
. . .Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither to they reap, nor
gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them.
. . . And why take ye thought for raiment?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow.
They toil not, neither do they spin. . . . Therefore take no thought,
saying, What shall we eat? Or, What
shall we drink? Or, Wherewithall shall we be clothed?
… But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you. Take
therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the
things of itself.”
our 3/2/08 Seminar we
discussed at length Napoleon Hill’s ‘success formula’ for wealth outlined
in his book Think and Grow Rich. After
interviewing 504 of the most successful and wealthy men of his time to find a
“common thread for wealth and success that could be successfully applied by
the average person.” he developed a six step formula for riches and wealth:
# 2: “Determine exactly what
you intend to give in return for the money you desire.”
Every one of the wealthy successful men Napoleon Hill
interviewed did not gain their wealth or their success through worry or
fear. They focused their time,
thoughts, energies and attention not on hoarding money, not on getting rich, not
on worrying what the morrow would bring. They
focused their lives on providing goods and services wanted or needed – and
thus wanted - by many.
was their purpose they focused on and in the fulfilling of their purpose
they were supplied with joy and wealth.
an old song with the lyrics: “Birds
gotta fly, fish gotta swim.” AND
we shall add lilies gotta grow.
point was riches and material goods are immaterial to the soul.
is what matters to the soul.
a soul seeks continually is “the kingdom of God and [its] righteousness”,
meaning the soul seeks always to live its purpose for being.
spoke always about the soul. Every
parable and sermon he gave was about the soul.
People didn’t get that then. Many
don’t get that now. The
whole point of the crucifixion was to demonstrate the soul can help the body
overcome any trial and tribulation it is made to suffer.
The point of the resurrection was not to demonstrate his ability to
return a soul back to the body after the death of the body, that was
accomplished with the raising of Lazarus from his grave.
The point was to demonstrate the soul does not die.
meaning of Jesus’ reference to “treasures upon the Earth where moth and rust
doeth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal” was material forms
can be destroyed or stolen from you, even your own body can be taken from you.
lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven” refers to fulfilling your soul’s
purpose which “neither moth nor rust doeth corrupt and where thieves do not
break through nor steal.”
where your treasure is,” Jesus added, “there will your heart be also.”
And, “No man can serve mammon and God.”
You can focus on your soul’s purpose or you can focus on worrying about
tomorrow, gathering material goods, becoming rich, famous, successful, wealthy.
When you focus on your soul’s purpose material goods are provided for
as a byproduct of your focus. No
matter what is taken from you or lost, you will not be lost, you will have a
purpose for being, a focus with which to continue on.
‘common thread’ Napoleon Hill found in those he interviewed was not their
wealth but their purpose – full lives. They
were not focused on the wealth or the success but on the purpose they found in
providing goods and services for many.
The wealth and success came as a result of focusing on their purpose.
purpose of every embodied soul is: 1.
To grow in consciousness, meaning to add to the awareness, understanding,
and knowledge of the soul and thus all Spirit.
2. Express its creative
nature; meaning bring its light to the world, not darken it with worry, fear,
order to fulfill its purpose the soul must shelter, feed, nurture, comfort and
keep safe its physical form; i.e. its body.
are many ways to grow in consciousness and many ways to express one’s light.
Wealth is one way, poverty another, neither rich nor poor yet another.
is not for us to judge the worthiness of others’ lives.
It is for us to evaluate the worthiness of our lives and there is a
powerful barometer for doing so: JOY.
Joy is how
we know we are living our souls’ purpose.
can feel satisfaction in one’s life but if one’s life is not providing what
one needs and wants there is little joy in one’s life.
If one has work that is satisfying, but not providing for one’s
physical needs, one is not providing for one’s body, which is necessary for
fulfilling the soul’s purpose. Therefore
one has to look for a better paying work or a way for that work to pay better or
a way of supplementing one’s work. If
one has work that provides all that one needs physically, but lacks
satisfaction, one needs to look for more satisfying work at equal pay or a way
to make the work more satisfying or ways of gaining in other areas of one’s
life the satisfaction work does not provide.
is what we feel when all of our needs are being fulfilled and if our lives lack
purpose we do not feel joy. One can
live a purposeful life even as a recluse if one is providing for one’s
physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
is full of stress, strain, tension, conflict and gravity – all of which wear
down the body – the process we call aging.
The parts of the body that suffer the greatest stress, strain, tension
and conflict wear down first. As
they wear down, their vibrational frequency slows down which puts them out of
balance with the rest of the vibrational frequencies of the body.
This creates greater stress, strain, tension, and conflict in the body
leading to emotional and mental worry leading to more stress, strain, tension,
conflict and worry leading to – faster aging.
is a powerful vibrational frequency. Joy
lifts the spirit, meaning it increases the vibrational frequency of the soul.
Which in turn lifts – increases – the vibrational frequencies of the
body, which can repair the body and slow down aging.
joy reverse aging? That is next
Null, Ph.D, author of Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing:
“I’m always advocating that people ask themselves questions.
“Are we missing something?” is a good one to start with.
Our society fosters a great deal of stress, and it’s my opinion that in
our constant search for a higher standard of living we really are missing
something. What we’re missing is the fact that a high standard of
living is not synonymous with a good quality of life.
When I’ve asked people in my surveys, “if you could do anything right
now, what would you like to change?” they’ve responded with answers like the
a less complicated life.’ ‘Slow
it down, spend more time with what I really enjoy – my family, a relationship,
my pets, going to museums, reading.’ ‘I
like to catch up on stuff, and so I look forward to my vacations, but even those
are stressful since I’ve got to cram it all into a few weeks.’ ‘Everything
is just too fast.’
a question: What is ‘fast’ for?
Ultimately the quick, unrelenting pace of modern life is deemed necessary
so we can afford things in order to support a certain standard of living.
We assume we are just going to reach into that standard of living and
pull out a good quality of life. But
what we pull out is everything that stresses us to the max. So you might
want to ask yourself the following: ‘Do
I have to keep making this amount of money just to support the house and
lifestyle I’ve become used to?’
the answer is probably yes. ‘Have
I thought about changing my standard of living, reducing it deconstructing
it?’ That’s probably a no.
‘Do I pride myself on being able to afford an expensive dinner?’
“Have I really thought about the necessity of buying a high-priced
cappuccino every day?’ ‘Have I
thought about the long-term true cost to my health of repeated fast food
indulgences?’ ‘Why am I living in New York City?’ To afford to live in a decent sized apartment in New York is
extremely expensive. In one
building, for example, monthly rent for a two bedroom apartment averages five
thousand dollars, and how many people can afford that without forking themselves
into an early grave?
course I don’t know how you’re going to answer all these questions, I
don’t even know if you live in a city or drink cappuccinos, or if I have a
right to make assumptions about you or tell you how to live. I don’t actually. But
my point is this: However you
choose to live, make sure it’s a conscious choice – not the choice of some
voice from your upbringing or [someone else’s choice].
If you make conscious choices based on your own needs, chances are, your
emotional environment will be a nontoxic one.”