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Poverty is Unnecessary

Saturday, February 07, 2009

No one is kept in poverty by a shortness in the supply of riches; there is more than enough for all. A palace as large as the capitol at Washington might be built for every family on earth from the building material in the United States alone; and under intensive cultivation, this country would produce wool, cotton, linen, and silk enough to clothe each person in the world finer than Solomon was arrayed in all his glory; together with food enough to feed them all luxuriously. The visible supply is practically inexhaustible; and the invisible supply really IS inexhaustible.

Everything you see on earth is made from one original substance, out of which all things proceed.

New forms are constantly being made, and older ones are dissolving; but all are shapes assumed by One Thing.

There is no limit to the supply of Formless Stuff, or Original Substance. The universe is made out of it; but it was not all used in making the universe. The spaces in, through, and between the forms of the visible universe are permeated and filled with the Original Substance; with the Formless Stuff; with the raw material of all things. Ten thousand times as much as has been made might still be made, and even then we should not have exhausted the supply of universal raw material.

No man, therefore, is poor because nature is poor, or because there is not enough to go around.

Nature is an inexhaustible storehouse of riches; the supply will never run short. Original Substance is alive with creative energy, and is constantly producing more forms. When the supply of building material is exhausted, more will be produced; when the soil is exhausted so that foodstuffs and materials for clothing will no longer grow upon it, it will be renewed or more soil will be made. When all the gold and silver has been dug from the earth, if man is still in such a stage of social development that he needs gold and silver, more will be produced from the Formless. The Formless Stuff responds to the needs of man; it will not let him be without any good thing.

This is true of man collectively; the race as a whole is always abundantly rich, and if individuals are poor, it is because they do not follow the Certain Way of doing things which makes the individual man rich.

The Formless Stuff is intelligent; it is stuff which thinks. It is alive, and is always impelled toward more life.

It is the natural and inherent impulse of life to seek to live more; it is the nature of intelligence to enlarge itself, and of consciousness to seek to extend its boundaries and find fuller expression. The universe of forms has been made by Formless Living Substance, throwing itself into form in order to express itself more fully.

The universe is a great Living Presence, always moving inherently toward more life and fuller functioning.

Nature is formed for the advancement of life; its impelling motive is the increase of life. For this cause, everything which can possibly minister to life is bountifully provided; there can be no lack unless God is to contradict himself and nullify his own works.

You are not kept poor by lack in the supply of riches; it is a fact which I shall demonstrate a little farther on that even the resources of the Formless Supply are at the command of the man or woman who will act and think in a Certain Way.

~ The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace D Wattles


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3 comments:

Two Feathers said...

I love this! Poverty is unnecessary!
I also love that picture!

I find it really interesting that I have read this book so many times, and never - NOT ONCE - did I realize that I have been skipping over these first important points. I'm always in such a hurry to get to the Principles - to remind myself about the Certain Way - that I totally ignored the part about how I DESERVE to be rich, that my poverty and my suffering is UNNECESSARY!

Mark said...

I love this! Life is a dream, and we're living in this dream, and there is no end to what Creation will give us as we just simply create with our desires, intentions, and attitudes - shaping our world, the reality that we observe, and the Joy and Abundance of the Love from which we are created and with which we co-create.

There is no shortage, just shortage of imagination and confident knowledge in the manifestation of our heart's fullest desires.

It is not a closed system, and there is enough for everyone to have all they wish, knowing that together as One, all that we have is ours to enjoy, to share, and to love!

Two Feathers said...

You're right Mark, it is a dream - and everything we have is here because we dreamed it up... something worth thinking about!

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