We open as always with Louis Armstrong singing What A WonderfulWorld, as Dr. Hugh guides us in lighting Ourselves, The Earth, Others. 

Announcements:  Phones muted, can make as much noises as one desires.  Welcoming of new subscribers in New Mexico, Coachella Valley and a group in Hogsback Mountain, South Africa.

8 Rules of the Mind:  Teaching you one of these rules a week.  Introducing a rule a week.   Have taught five of these rules, will give Rule # 6 next week, as today’s topic Materializing wealth is BIG.     

Last week group was challenged to manifest some extra money.  We suggested making it an amount of money you could believe possible for you to get in the amount of time you programmed for getting it. 

 Received an email from Sheri Menelli – a teacher and manifestor herself –who wrote two very interesting things.  First, her goal was to manifest $419 by Feb. 20th and what she received was $41.90 exactly ten percent of her goal.  We think this is a meaningful message from her Higher Self and perhaps by the end of this seminar, Sheri will know what that message is. (And indeed, Sheri called before the beginning of the seminar with her thoughts, we'll share them with you next week.)  The second interesting thing was her daughter, Allie, (age 6) listened to the seminar too and she wrote down she would get $50 for Webkins toys.   Allie did not get the $50 and Sheri asked if we’d noted whether children are slower or faster at manifesting and wondered if maybe it isn't good for them to attract their thoughts until they have a better understanding of what they are doing.

 "And a little child shall lead them" . . . . Allie led us into pondering more deeply the matter of manifestation and here is what we realized:  It’s about consciousness; which light and now we define as awareness and understanding.  (Interestingly Sheri called us the day after we discussed this to say she felt the reason Allie had not manifested the $50 was because she had the awareness of money and what to do with it, but not the understanding of money and how to use it wisely!) 

 The point of physical form is to provide the limitations and thus the challenges souls use to learn about and express their creator light. Thus, as spirit we manifest form instantly in the realms of mental/astral thought.   The moment you programmed your goal, your mind manifested it in the mental/astral realm.  Materialization – physical manifestation – is a demonstration of consciousness.  It shows where a person is or is not in their awareness and understanding.

 Example 1:  Lotto Winners who lose all their money lack the consciousness – the awareness and understanding of how to manage money in relation to themselves and those who want to share in their money.

Example 2:  Britney Spears – a child in an adult’s world of fame and wealth lacking the consciousness – the awareness, understanding and thus the know how of dealing with fame and wealth; thus becoming consumed by it.  Whether Ms. Spear’s soul is a spiritual teacher or has volunteered to be used by spiritual teachers for purposes of demonstration or what is unfolding is her own life lesson – she is certainly demonstrating to the masses the importance of consciousness.    

Imagine if children were able to materialize their whims at whim – they, too, would be consumed by their whims.  Thus the laws of consciousness and materialization protect them.  As adults, we are better prepared to deal with the consequences of our thoughts and actions.  So how does one teach children – and adults – to grow their power to physically materialize their mental manifestations?   It is a step by step process and let’s begin that process with Napoleon Hill.

Napoleon Hill wrote a book about the secret to materializing wealth long before The Secret was written and to our minds his book – Think and Grow Rich - is a much better book because it tells the truth.

Many believe they are telling the truth when they teach or preach all one has to do is intend and affirm a thing clearly and one receives it.  Many believe they are telling the truth when they teach or preach all one has to do is pray and if one is worthy one will receive it.

Neither of these beliefs are truth.  If they were there would be a whole lot more physical materialization going on and a lot less poverty, illness, disease, misfortune and tragedy.

Obviously there is something ‘more’ to physical materialization than belief and prayer and Napoleon Hill spent 24 years – from age 25 in 1908 to age 49 in 1932 -interviewing 504 of the most successful men of his day in order to find a common thread – a ‘success formula’ – that could be successfully applied by the average person.  

Among the men he interviewed:  Andrew Carnegie (industrialist and philanthropist – libraries), Henry Ford (automobile manufacturer), Nelson Rockefeller (Banking, Industrialist, philanthropist), Thomas Edison (inventor/ light bulb), Alexander Graham Bell (phones); Frank Woolworth (Woolworth Stores), Clarence Darrow (lawyer and author), Luther Burbank (horticulturist), John Morgan (financier, Morgan Dollar),  Harvey Firestone (industrialist, firestone tires), U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft,  and Woodrow Wilson.

One person he did not interview who used the very same success formula common to all of these men was a black woman named C.J. Walker.  She was the first self made black millionaire, male or female, in the USA and she did it during the great depression. We will share her story at the end of the seminar. 

The formula – or Secret if you would – that Napoleon Hill devised after interviewing 504 wealthy and influential men and not interviewing one wealthy and influential woman is written in six steps, each very important.

These steps will be written in the synopsis, but you might not want to apply these steps until after we have discussed each one in depth - which we will do in next week’s seminar.  So just relax and listen:

1.  Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.  It is not sufficient to say I want plenty of money or I want to be rich or I want to be wealthy.  Be definite as to the amount.  (Our note:  You can grow more wealth with your money, but set the amount you want initially.) 

2.  Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.  (This is truly brilliant in our opinion as it is difficult if not impossible to convince oneself consciously or subconsciously that one can get something for nothing.  The Universe does not work that way.)

3.  Establish a definite date you intend to possess the money you desire. 

4.  Create a definite plan for creating your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.

5.  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.

6.  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.

Mr. Hill writes:  “It is important you follow the instructions in the 6th [step].  You may complain that it is ‘impossible to see yourself in possession of money’ before you actually have it. This is where a burning desire will come to your aid.  If you truly desire money [or that for which you want the money] so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it.  The object is to want money and to become so determined to have it that you convince yourself you will have it. . .. To the uninitiated, who have not been schooled in the working principles of the human mind, these instructions may appear impractical.”

[YOU – subscribers - are being schooled in the working principles – the 8 rules – of the mind! ]

Mr. Hill also writes:  “The steps call for no hard labor.  They call for no sacrifice.  They do not require one to become ridiculous or credulous.  To apply them calls for no great amount of education.  But the successful application of these six steps does call for sufficient imagination to enable one to see and to understand that accumulation of money cannot be left to chance, good fortune, and luck.  One must realize that all who have accumulated great fortunes first did a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing desiring, and planning before they acquired money.  You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities unless you can work yourself into a white heat of desire – a burning desire - for money [or that for which you want the money] and actually believe you possess it.  We who are in this race for riches should be encouraged to know that this changed world in which we live is demanding new ideas, new leaders, new inventors, new methods of teaching, new methods of marketing, new books, new literature, new features for television, new movies.  Back of all this demand for new and better things, is one quality one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and the desire to possess it.  We who desire to accumulate riches should remember the real leaders of the world have always…harnessed and put into practical use . . . intangible, unseen forces of unborn opportunity and have converted these forces (or impulses of thoughts) into …every form of convenience that makes life more pleasant.”

Nothing has changed in today’s changed world.  To acquire great wealth one must supply or become a supporter (mate or investor) of one who supplies goods or services to the masses that makes life more pleasant for them. 

Mr. Hill also discovered practical dreamers who become successful do not quit, even when they are ridiculed by others.  Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb after ten thousand failures.  Abraham Lincoln failed every political race he ever entered until he ran successfully for U.S. President. Marconi’s friends had him taken into custody and examined in a psychopathic hospitial when he announced he had discovered a principle through which he could send messages through the air.   He refused to quit his crazy ideas and invented the radio – the precursor of television, computers and other broadcasting technology.  O’Henry discovered himself to be a writer after he was imprisoned and forced to use his imagination to keep himself inspired.  Helen Keller was born blind, deaf and dumb, Beethoven became deaf, Milton blind but none of them ever gave up and their names endure because they dreamed and translated their dreams into organized thought. 

Next Week:    How To Find/Know Your Burning Desire/Dream & How To Apply The Six Steps For Materializing Wealth.   

Story of C.J.Walker 

Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Walker, better known as Madame CJ Walker was born in 1867 in poverty-stricken rural Louisiana, a daughter of former slaves.  Orphaned at age of seven, she survived by working in the cotton fields, married at age fourteen, and after her husband died two years later, she traveled to St. Louis to join her four brothers who had established themselves as barbers. She worked as a laundrywoman.  A scalp ailment caused her to lose some of her hair. Embarrassed by her appearance, she experimented with a variety of home-made remedies and products made by another black woman entrepreneur, Annie Malone. In 1905, Sarah became a sales agent for Malone and moved to Denver, where she married Charles Joseph Walker.    

Changing her name to Madame CJ Walker, she founded her own business and began selling her own product –a scalp conditioning and healing formula, which she concocted after having a dream in which an ancestor told her to pick the berries on a certain bush in the woods near her home and gave her, in the dream, the formula to make from them.  Later, she began selling her products door to door, giving demonstrations, and working on sales and marketing strategies. In 1908, she opened a college in Pittsburgh to train her "hair culturists."   Eventually, her products formed the basis of a thriving national corporation employing at one point over 3,000 people. Her Walker System, which included a broad offering of cosmetics, licensed Walker Agents, and Walker Schools offered meaningful employment and personal growth to thousands of Black women. Madame Walker’s aggressive marketing strategy combined with relentless ambition led her to be labeled as the first known African-American woman to become a self-made millionaire.  Having amassed a fortune in fifteen years, C.J. Walker died at the age of 52. 

She wrote of herself:  "I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations. I have built my own factory on my own ground" - Madame Walker

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