|How to Attract Money, Joseph Murphy
THE ROAD TO RICHES
Riches are of the mind. Let us suppose for a moment that a physician’s diploma was stolen together with his office equipment. I am sure you would agree that his wealth was in his mind. He could still carry on, diagnose disease, prescribe, operate, and lecture on materia medica. Only his symbols were stolen; he could always get additional supplies. His riches were in his mental capacity, knowledge to help others, and his ability to contribute to humanity in general.
You will always be wealthy when you have an intense desire to contribute to the good of mankind. Your urge for service—i.e., to give of your talents to the world—will always find a response in the heart of the universe.
I knew a man in New York during the financial crisis of 1929, who lost everything he had including his home and all his life’s savings. I met him after a lecture which I had given at one of the hotels in the city. This was what he said: “I lost everything. I made a million dollars in four years. I will make it again. All I have lost is a symbol. I can again attract the symbol of wealth in the same way that honey attracts flies.”
I followed the career of this man for several years to discover the key to his success. The key may seem strange to you; yet it is a very old one. The name he gave the key was, “Change water into wine!” He read this passage in the Bible, and he knew it was the answer to perfect health, happiness, peace of mind, and prosperity.
Wine in the Bible always means the realization of your desires, urges, plans, dreams, propositions, etc.; in other words, it is the things you wish to accomplish, achieve, and bring forth.
Water in the Bible usually refers to your mind or consciousness. Water takes the shape of any vessel into which it is poured; likewise, whatever you feel and believe as true will become manifest in your world; thus you are always changing water into wine.
The Bible was written by illumined men; it teaches practical, everyday psychology and a way of life. One of the cardinal tenets of the Bible is that you determine, mould, fashion, and shape your own destiny through right thought, feeling, and beliefs. It teaches you that you can solve any problem, overcome any situation, and that you are born to succeed, to win, and to triumph. In order to discover the Royal Road to Riches, and receive the strength and security necessary to advance in life, you must cease viewing the Bible in the traditional way.
The above man who was in a financial crisis used to say to himself frequently during the days when he was without funds, “I can change water into wine!” These words meant to him, “I can exchange the poverty ideas in my mind for the realization of my present desires or needs which are wealth and financial supply.”
His mental attitude (water) was, “Once I made a fortune honestly. I will make it again (wine).” His regular affirm-ation consisted of, “I attracted the symbol (money) once, I am attracting it again. I know this, and feel it is true (wine).”
This man went to work as a salesman for a chemical organization. Ideas for the better promotion of their pro-ducts came to him; he passed them on to his organization. It was not long until he became vice president. Within four years the company made him president. His constant mental attitude was, “I can change water into wine!”
Look upon the story in John of changing water into wine in a figurative way, and say to yourself as the above men-tioned chemical salesman did: “I can make the invisible ideas, urges, dreams, and desires of mine visible, because I have discovered a simple, universal law of mind.”
The law he demonstrated is the law of action and reaction. It means your external world, body, circumstances, envi-ronment, and financial status are always a perfect reflection of your inner thinking, beliefs, feelings, and convictions. This being true, you can now change your inner pattern of thought by dwelling on the idea of success, wealth, and peace of mind. As you busy your mind with these latter concepts, these ideas will gradually seep into your men-tality like seeds planted in the ground. As all seeds (thoughts and ideas) grow after their kind, so will your habitual thinking and feeling manifest in prosperity, success, and peace of mind. Wise thought (action) is followed by right action (reaction).
You can acquire riches when you become aware of the fact that prayer is a marriage feast. The feast is a psychological one; you meditate on (mentally eat of) your good or your desire until you become one with it.
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