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Invitation to join the lively and inspiring and enlightening discussions
on the Odyssey Discussion Board.
Announcement new week’s
seminar: Rules #6, #7, and #8 of
the 8 Rules of the mind.
Discussion of Napoleon Hill’s formula for materializing wealth introduced
last week. The formula is six steps
outlined by Napoleon Hill and presented in his book Think and Grow Rich
after interviewing 504 of the most successful men (and not one of the most
successful women) of his day to find a common thread – a ‘success formula’
– that could be successfully applied by the average person.
will remember we also shared last week Sheri Menelli’s experience of
manifesting $41.90 - exactly ten percent - of the $419 of the extra money
she’d programmed to manifest during the Odyssey Seminar of two week’s ago.
Sheri told us she thinks the message is she’s been programmed from a
few books that until you give 10 percent (tithe) money won’t flow in, but that
she would have to work on that to find a way to believe it isn’t true.
The practice of tithing began in
the 12th Century as a ten per-cent levy on annual production paid to
the Church. The reason for it was
to provide financial support in return for spiritual good - spiritual guidance
and spiritual information.
It is still a great principle and Ann Muller who is a part of the Odyssey Circle tithes to us, through our non-profit foundation, for that very reason. For which we are VERY grateful.
many who confuse tithing with giving money so one receives money in return,
which is not what tithing is. Nor
is step #2 in Napoleon Hill’s formula for success tithing, which we shall
point out in the discussion of step 2.
1: Fix in your mind the exact
amount of money you desire.
an amount you can believe is possible for you to receive through the plans you
have for getting that amount of money.
Planning to win the amount you desire is a plan only if you are
able to successfully program your subconscious mind to make it happen.
Story: Deliveryman in New York, his mother gave him an attachment
for his car keys when he got a job as a delivery man and moved out on his own.
Printed on it was: Expect a
Miracle. Every time he used his car
keys, which was several times a day for several years, his subconscious saw
Expect A Miracle. Now keep this in
mind: two of the ways in which the
subconscious mind is programmed are repetition and authority figures.
It is also likely the subconscious heard him or someone else say winning
a million dollars in a scratch off ticket would be a miracle.
He won a million dollars in a scratch off ticket – twice!
He himself attributes both wins to the Expect A Miracle message he got
from his mom. He can also attribute
his two million dollars to his subconscious mind, which repeatedly received the
expectation (Rule # 2 What is expected tends to be realized) of a miracle from
his mom – ultimate authority figure - and was then told the miracle would be
winning a million dollars in a scratch off ticket. It’s really not surprising his subconscious, having been
successful in carrying out what it was told to do, did it twice.
It would probably have kept doing it if someone had not – in all
likelihood said – winning three times would be impossible.
amount of money you choose, make it an amount you can manage.
Wealth is a responsibility and
can be fleeting if you are not responsible with it.
You must know how to manage your money or be willing to hire a
trustworthy, competent manager AND know enough about your investments to keep
this person or persons competent and trustworthy.
You must be able to know when giving or loaning money to individuals or
groups is wise or foolish or have someone you respect and trust who helps you
an amount you feel worthy of making or receiving
and be certain to clear yourself of subconscious self-punishment programs to
this amount or your subconscious may block your getting it or make it very
difficult to get it or lose it or give it away if you do get it or worse –
drive you to use it in self-destructive ways.
Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the
money you desire. This is not
tithing. It is discovering what you have to offer as a provider of, investor in,
or mate of a provider of or investor in goods, services, or information people
will pay for in sufficient quantities to make you the money you desire.
You can be
altruistic – wanting to give people what they want or need – but if you want
to be financially successful or wealthy you must charge them accordingly.
Henry Ford wanted to develop an automobile affordable to the common
person, which he did and he made and sold enough of them to make him wealthy.
Andrew Carnegie wanted to build and stock libraries, so he built
railroads that would bring him the riches he needed to so.
ago in Los Angeles – city of angels – a woman’s heart was touched by a
news story of a new born baby left to die with no name and no one to mourn it.
She named the dead baby, paid for a baptism, casket, funeral, burial plot
and tombstone. Not long after she was called about another abandoned dead
baby and she did the same thing for that baby, burying it next to the first one.
She did this for the next abandoned baby and the next one and the next
one. After several dozen babies she
bought – with her own money – all the plots by the babies to make a
‘little angels’ cemetery. When
the media interviewed her, she asked for donations to help her continue to give
names, baptisms, caskets, funerals, a burial and headstone for every little
angel in the ‘city of angels’ abandoned to an anonymous death.
Maybe the public did manifest it, or maybe it was the dead babies them
selves, but not long after her request she won millions of dollars in the
California State Lotto. She
provided what her heart desired and she received in return the money she needs
to keep providing it. A really
wonderful and true miracle story.
three: Establish a definite date
you intend to possess the money you desire.
Base this time frame on the capitol and energy you have to do what you
have to do for the money you desire. Our
friend Marilyn’s grandmother Bowers had a favorite saying:
It takes a penny to make a penny. If
you have few pennies to invest in your plan it is likely to take you longer than
if you have a lot of pennies.
Four: Create a definite plan for
creating your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put
this plan into action.
out your plan is putting it into action. Checking
for subconscious blocks or resistance and resolving these is putting your plan
into action. Research is putting
your plan into action. Doing
something every day, no matter how tired you are, to move your plan forward is
putting your plan into action.
Five: Write out a clear, concise
statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for
its acquisition, state what you intend to give for the money, and describe
clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
Make this short enough so you
can carry out step six.
Six: Read your written statement
aloud twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in
the morning. As you read, see and
feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.
Hill writes to keep yourself focused on step 4 – put your plan into action
-and step 6 – read your written statement twice daily – and not quit your
plan no matter what, you will need a burning desire for the money you
want or a burning desire for what you want the money for.
de (from) sire (father/originator). Burning
Desire = Passion.
Pamela: “Part of the reason I
held a solitary job – cleaning houses – for several years was it gave me the
silence I needed for working out in my mind my purpose in life. I REALLY desired to know my purpose! I hounded God, asking over and over, what do you want me to
do??? One day, while cleaning a
toilet, I heard an unbidden thought – a voice in my mind – saying: “What would you give your children if you had to send them
out into the world today with only one thing?”
I sat down, by the toilet, and really thought about that.
I answered I would give each of my children the desire to do what they
loved doing the most, because doing that would bring them the most happiness.
Then the voice in my mind said: “Do
you think God is any less wise a parent than you?”
then my purpose – what I came to do – was what I had a burning desire to do.
But I wasn’t sure what that was. I’d
thought I had a burning desire to be an actress – a star in the movies – but
when I looked at the choices I’d made when I had the chance to do that I
realized I’d wanted it, fantasized about it, hoped for it, but didn’t really
have a burning desire for it or I would have made different choices.
thought about that I realized one thing I’d always done at every stage of my
life, no matter what else was happening, was write. I wrote down thoughts, dreams, short stories, articles I sold
to small local magazines, a short story that made honorable mention in a
national writer’s contest, two unpublished novels, and I was working on a
third novel. I didn’t think of
writing as a burning desire because I was always doing it.
But isn’t that what a burning desire is? Something you do all the time no matter what because you love
people from devoting themselves to their burning desire and thus their purpose
in life is thinking they are not good enough at it or it won’t make them
enough money or they should be doing something else they are better at or would
bring them more acceptance, or respect or admiration from others.
people don’t do what they have a burning desire to do life becomes fatiguing,
discouraging, boring. Eventually
they lose heart and can’t even remember what it is they once had a burning
desire to do because they’ve buried deeply in their mind in an attempt to bury
the pain of not doing it.
money are not goals that bring happiness unless they incorporate what one has a
burning desire to do or provide the means for doing what one has a burning
desire to do.
After Jacob’s vision of a ladder he awoke and took the stone he’d
used for a pillow and placed it in the ground saying:
And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house:
and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give a tenth unto thee.