Anybody who knows me understands that I am a bookaholic. I love books. I read them, write them, buy them, review them, collect them, give them, and more. My world would not exist without books. That said, I am wondering if they are all they are cracked up to be.
I was just in Ohio visiting family. I poked around the dusty boxes of books still in my parent’s basement and found copies of books I didn’t and still don’t recall reading.
I picked up a paperback edition of Napoleon Hill’s classic self-help book, Think and Grow Rich. Apparently I bought it in 1976. I don’t remember reading it. The book has a few underlined sentences. It looks read.
The thing is, if I read that book in 1976, I either missed something or didn’t apply something. I was broke for the next ten years or more. Maybe I just didn’t think enough to get rich while I read it.
I’m not saying this to suddenly be against books. I think you can learn the wisdom of the universe from books. But there’s reading, there’s understanding, and there’s implementation. I don’t think I understood Hill’s book in 1976. I don’t think I implemented it, either.
We learn faster when we have a coach, mentor, educator; someone to help us understand the material and then guide us as we take action and get feedback.
Yes, you can read the book and get results. I’m told more people have become millionaires from Think and Grow Rich than any other book ever written. But that doesn’t mean the process is automatic. I think we need guidance.
There are exceptions to every rule. I taught myself writing. I did it with books. But I read, studied, and implemented every single thing I came across in those books.
Yes, read Think and Grow Rich.
Yes, read Attract Money Now.
But also do something to integrate what you read.
Consider forming a study group or mastermind.
Or maybe get a Miracles Coach and really turbocharge your life and career.
I’ll never be against books. But I do think you have to become one with a book to really understand it. Had I done that in 1976, I might have been far happier, healthier and wealthier at an earlier age.
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In the below recent short video, my 85-year-old father explains when I started writing. Apparently I was very young. He says I was working on a sequel to the most influential book of all time. We touch on everything from the Bible to Think and Grow Rich, Will Rogers, Rod Serling, Groucho Marx, and more. Whew. Enjoy.
It’s hard to miss the news about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
What can we do about it?
I’m taking a big risk here, but I believe I have a solution.
Here’s the story…
A few people wrote me, recalling that years ago I sent out an email to my list inviting everyone to envision Hurricane Rita dissolving before it hit land.
Rita did in fact lessen in power as it hit.
A few others know about the Attract Miracles community I created with Craig Perrine, to help people support each other to achieve their intentions.
Hundreds have been going there since we began it, and the results are amazing.
What you may not realize is that 23 scientific studies prove that when people focus on a common goal, using meditation to achieve inner peace, that goal tends to come about.
With all of that in mind, Pat O’Bryan and I created a special clearing audio designed to help Clear the Oil Spill.
And we’re giving it away.
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When you work with the unconscious, you also tap into the collective unconscious. That’s shared by all of us. And that’s where we can impact the oil spill and anything else we perceive as bad. After all, we’re all connected at Source.
Scoff if you like but we feel it’s at least worth a few minutes a day to listen to our special audio and let it help you clean the world from the inside out.
If nothing else, consider it a relaxing few moments for yourself.
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It’s worth a try, isn’t it?
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Can you complete this sentence —
“Money is the root of all –“
Of course you can.
“Evil” is what comes to mind.
IS money evil?
Many spiritual people think money is bad. They judge wealthy people as material.
Does that sound spiritual to you?
IS money bad?
ARE wealthy people material?
First, I’ve taught for a long time that the material is the hard form of the spiritual. Think about it. If money, cars, homes, etc are not spiritual (or at least also spiritual), then what is?
I had a spiritual teacher decades ago who told me, “As soon as you see God in the very thing you condemn, fear or judge, in that moment you will awaken.”
For me, money is simply a tool.
Recently I used it to attract a new car, but I also used it to give funds to build a school in Taiwan, fix a hospital in Mexico, help a young man who just graduated, help another friend with the IRS, fund a movement to end homelessness, and help fund a shelter for domestic help.
Money let me do all that.
Doesn’t sound bad or evil, does it?
When you feel money is evil, or rich people are bad, you have closed off your heart, disconnected with the Divine flow, and become very un-spiritual.
You also un-attract money.
As I explain in my book, Attract Money Now, the actual Biblical quote is, “The love of money is the root of all evil.”
And if you look deeper, you’ll see most wealthy (certainly not all) people respect money but don’t love it. They appreciate it. They utilize it. They leverage it.
What they actually love is freedom, and money helps give that.
Our purpose in life is to awaken. To do that, we have to drop judgments about everything we fear — including money.
When you can say, “Money is the root of all spirituality,” you will begin to understand true spirituality.
In fact, a spiritual teacher I admire (Arnold Patent) said, “The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.”
I love that quote.
“The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.”
“The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.”
I can’t stop saying it.
In fact, it should probably be written as, “The soul purpose of money is to express appreciation.”
Decades ago one of my first prosperity teachers was Bobby Birdsall. I dedicated Attract Money Now to him. He told me that when I saw a rich person ride around in a Rolls-Royce, I should bless that person.
Bless a rich person?
I was struggling at the time and didn’t see how blessing some rich jerk was going to help me pay my bills.
But Bobby was right. So is Arnold Patent. The more I practiced unconditional love, and appreciation for things I previously may have judged negatively, the more I cleared up my own issues with money.
And the more money I began to attract.
Today I’m the guy in the Rolls (or the Spyker, BMW, Jag, or Panoz) and people like you are being inspired and blessing me with appreciation.
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Remember, “Money is the root of all spirituality.”
And, “The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.”
Money is good.
Money is love.
Money is spirit.
Money is gratitude in action.
Go forth and express some appreciation.
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