Get Inspired and Find Your Path of Abundance

I really love free stuff, especially when it’s useful and something I would have paid for if it weren’t free!

I am a huge fan of audio learning so it’s a special treat to snag good free audio to add to my iPod.  I listen to my iPod while I work at least 4 days a week.  I listen to music (always good) or comedy (I like to laugh) lots of podcasts (I love to learn) and audio books (I really love to feed my mind).

The Science of Getting Rich is one of those books I have paid for in book form and would have paid for in audio form if I didn’t find it FREE!  More about that in a second – but if you can’t wait – scroll to the bottom of this post and find the link.

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles was published in 1910 and is still thought of as one of the classics in personal development.  The book is divided into 17 short chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction.

This book should be on your nightstand and part of your daily or nightly routine – or on your mp3 player and listened to regularly.

In case you don’t know, The Science of Getting Rich was credited by Rhonda Byrne as one of the inspirations for her popular 2006 film and 2007 book The Secret.

Now The Free Part…

Not long ago I found a free audio version of The Science of Getting Rich.  Unfortunately I could barely understand the audio since it was read by someone with a heavy accent that was difficult to understand.  Not very useful, but I still managed to listen to it several times.

Then, last week I was looking for new podcasts on iTunes.  There are hundreds, if not thousands of free podcasts on iTunes.  If you don’t already have iTunes you can get the free download link below.  While browsing the categories I found it, a free audio recording of The Science of Getting Rich, and it is read by someone I can easily understand!

Of course I snagged a copy and put it on my iPod, and now I’m sharing the link with you with hopes that you go get it and use it!  It will only benefit you if you use it.

Free Audio Version of The Science of Getting Rich

You’ll need iTunes – download free:  http://www.apple.com/itunes/download   You’ll also need an iPod or other Mp3 player, or you can play this on your computer or burn it to CD.  Your choice.

IMPORTANT: I can’t say how long this link will or will not be good so I suggest you get over there and snag your free copy now.   If the link doesn’t work now please contact me

Want to read it instead?

?  Have you seen any other good free audio books or ebooks online?  Please leave a comment or contact me so I can share it with everyone.

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Free, for a price – what is the cost of abundance?

Chances are you believe you have a good understanding of what the word free means.  Chances are you’ve never actually looked up the definition of the word free.  I just did and found 36 variations of how the word free is used and defined.

In no case did any definition say, suggest, or imply there are strings attached to something being free.  If you look around at what online and offline marketing is doing with the word free you will see there are always strings attached to the condition of something that is supposed to be free.

I am guilty of advancing this concept myself.  I have several websites.  On AbundanceInspired.com I used to invite visitors to download free ebooks.  The cost was an email address to get the book, and follow up emails.

On another website, Wireless-Internet-Guide.com, I have an entire page of freebies, giveaways, and contests where visitors can win free things like an Apple iPad 2 or a Vizio 42″ HDTV.  There is always the cost of at least an email which almost always includes daily emails filling up your inbox while you wait for the notification to see if you won.

Side note:  I have removed the email requirement on all free ebooks on my site so they are now truly free.  Just click, download, and enjoy.  Links added at the bottom of this article.

When I was younger free meant free.  “Gee thanks mister” and on your way you went.  Somewhere between there and here we started asking “what’s the catch?”  I bet you remember saying that, don’t you?  What’s the catch became the normal given response to something that was free.  There was usually a catch.

Then along comes an acceptance of the saying, “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.”  I believe this saying is more harmful than anything.  There is actually a world of good and most of it sounds too good to be true, but it is true.  Caution, hesitation, and doubt keep that good away from you.

For anyone who is or can become conscious of it, there is an abundance of all good things

This sounds too good to be true but it is probably one of the few actual facts of life.  There is gravity.  There is this life experience.  There is also an abundance of all good things available to anyone who is conscious of it.

These days the use of the word free has an entirely different meaning, or does it?

In the context of marketing there is no such thing as free anymore.  There is always a cost.  There is always a price to pay.  In fact, I’m calling on whatever authority is authorized to look at this to do one of two things:

  • Redefine what the word free means because it is not used as defined – or –
  • Come up with a new word to be used in place of the free people are using these days.  I suggest STREE – a combination of strings and free because there are always strings attached.

Even the Universal abundance available to everyone has strings attached.  Say what?!  Yes, everything you ask for is already yours, but there is a price:

The price you pay is asking.  You have to ask.  You have to have desire.  Lucky for us we are born with desire burning bright inside of us.  You have to want it, not because you don’t have it but because you know it is already yours and having it enhances and enriches your life experience.

The price you pay is believing.  You have accept that what you desire is yours and allow it to be.  Believe.  Know that it is yours.  Be or become conscious of it.  You have to know the wealth is yours and be conscious of it.  You have to know the good health is yours and be conscious of it.  You have to know all the love in the world is yours and be conscious of it.  You have to know that every good thing is already yours and your consciousness of it brings it to you.

How do you become conscious of what you want before you have it?  Feel it now.  See yourself experiencing all you desire as if it is already yours (because it is) and feel the feeling of it.  Visualize it.  Enjoy the feeling.  Have fun with the images.  Remember that feeling.  Feel it often.  Give thanks for it.  That feeling is love.  That feeling is gratitude.  If you do that and do it often and don’t stop doing that your outside experience will have to change (it will have no choice) to reflect those inside images.

The price you pay is receiving.  Everything you want is yours so ask for it, believe it is yours, and let yourself receive it and enjoy it.  Enjoy the abundance.  Share it.  Live it.  Love it.

Everything you can ever want is your and it’s free, for a price.  Are you willing to pay?

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Free ebooks from Abundance Inspired – and by free I mean go to the page, click the link, download the book and enjoy.  No email needed.  No strings attached.

The Master Key System – This book is divided into 24 sections with exercises in each section to train and develop your “right thinking” and visualization skills.  This is a classic in the field of personal development and highly recommended.

As A Man Thinketh – Another classic in personal development, As A Man Thinketh is an essay of James Allen, published in 1902. The title is influenced by a verse in the Bible from Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

Freebies, Giveaways, and Contests – if you are interested in winning electronics and other goodies like cash and gift cards check out the “freebies” page on my other website.  You will have to surrender an email address and sometimes a full street address (strings attached) to enter these giveaways but if you like to win stuff why not?  I suggest you read the page for tips on getting a new email address just for contests.

Earlier today an old classmate of mine indirectly told me about this, and as I told him, it immediately rang a bell inside me.  It instantly stuck me as something in perfect alignment with the things I believe.

I had to learn more about this and so then and there I started searching online for information.  Besides doing some necessary chores today it has consumed my day and I am happy for that.  Thanks Ken!

Intoku, as I understand it, is Japanese (noun) that means good done in secret, specifically the act of doing good secretly, for its own sake.

This is about doing something good and expecting nothing in return.  No thanks, no reward, no accolades, no nothing except the joy inside you for doing good.

This kind of action really speaks to the concept of you get what you give from and to the Universe.  I believe this is also the type of giving that most Law of Attraction teachers talk about – giving for the sake of giving because it feels good with no expectation of return.  It’s the kind of action that starts and keeps the flow of abundance going through you.

I have written in the past about gift giving and how, if it is truly a gift, you don’t need to hear “thank you” because the joy and gift of giving is the giving.

I have thought about this often as I see medical buildings donated and named after this wealthy person, or sports arenas named after that wealthy person, or charities named after the other wealthy person.  I’m sure most of us would get a thrill to see our name on something significant, something that betters society, and I certainly don’t fault them for what they have done.  A medical building donated with a name attached is as good as any, and surely better than nothing.  This, however, isn’t gift giving.  It’s trading.  They are trading money for a name on a building or bridge or charity.  Giving, in the spirit of Intoku, does not get a name attached.

There was a story today on the news about a “secret Santa” going to stores and paying off people’s lay away purchases without being named.  That is Intoku.  Whoever did this has not and hopefully will not step forward and say, “it was me” but rather will glow from inside knowing they have touched so many lives in a good way with a secret act of kindness.  Intoku.

Intoku Challenge:

I challenge you to do two things this holiday season…

Number one is to spread the word about this challenge so that more people read it and do it, and then…

Go do some good done in secret, and glow inside knowing you have brought more love into the Universe

Alan Grant
AbundanceInspired.com

Giggle Giggle

It makes me giggle a bit (just a bit) when I read or hear someone who teaches right thinking saying they are “sick and tired” of something.  When people use language like that it tells me there is some level of disconnect between what they teach and what they think.

Often when I see this it is just marketing, playing on your fears.  They are describing their own emotional reaction to something they think you are also emotionally reacting to.  They are trying to build rapport through a common bond – a common sales tactic I have used myself selling life insurance and securities.  You are not alone in whatever ails you and that, they think, creates the common bond which in turn makes it easier for them to sell you something.  We usually like people who are like us, even if the similarities are the negatives we feel and experience.  We buy from people we like.

But think about this… someone is going to try to sell you something to teach you how to not be sick and tired of things, yet they are sick and tired of things?  Isn’t that like your parents telling you as a child not to smoke and drink as they smoke and drink in front of you?

“The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.”

Benjamin Franklin

It is my understanding that when you reach a certain level of awareness (or awakening) things outside of your own thoughts and focus do not make you sick and tired.  In fact, to me they kind of pass unnoticed or at least without the effect of making you sick and tired.

Of course, since I’ve noticed this and brought it to your attention means I may have just pulled you and I one step in the wrong direction.  Maybe.  I am by no means sick and tired of the hypocrisy but it sure does give me a giggle.

Esther Hicks

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How to turn the corner when you lose someone you love.

A few years ago my wife and I traveled to Chicago to see Esther, Jerry, and Abraham at a day-long seminar and it was an amazing experience.

I still listen to Jerry, Esther, and Abraham every week as part of my continuing education on feeling and sharing joy and love in life.

When we heard the other day that Jerry Hicks has left the physical world it hit me.  The sadness.  My wife said she got goose bumps when I told her.  Jerry’s physical presence in this life added so much value and gave so much more life to so many people searching for answers just as Jerry had done when he met Abraham many years ago.

No matter what we’ve learned on what we are and what really happens when we “die” it hits you with a touch of sadness to know that you can’t reach out and physically touch Jerry Hicks any more.

I know what it means to walk in life next to someone you love – someone who brings more life to life.  I know what it would mean to me to lose my wife, so I have a good idea what Esther must have felt to have him go.

At a time like this you really just want to lay down and cry.

My feeling is that it is okay to just lay down and cry.  Feel the sadness for the loss.  Say the things you would have said if he were there in front of you.  Thank you Jerry, for bringing more life to life.

Have your cry, then get up and turn that sadness into joy.  Know that Jerry is always as close as your willingness to think and feel.  You can always know he is right there nearby when Abraham speaks.  You can always still feel him bringing more life to life and smile as you feel the joy of his sharing.

Jerry is physically gone from this world but he will never be gone from life itself.

“Since 1985 it has been Jerry and Esther and Abraham and I believe with everything that I am that that has not changed. I know that Jerry will continue to be the third powerful point of the triad of Energy that makes up the Abraham experience and I am certain that his new vantage point will be, as it has always been, of advantage to us all.”

Esther Hicks

We love you Jerry!

You can read the Note from Esther about Jerry on the Abraham-Hicks Blog

Express your thoughts:  Appreciation for Jerry Hicks – Discoveries, Connection, and Fresh Vantage Points

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We live in a time when right thinking and truth are categorized as “new age” when in fact it is not by any means new to think that all of this that we call reality comes from thought, from within.

We exist in a Universe of the mind.  This is the truth of our existence.

“It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thousands of years ago Jesus walked the earth and taught that life comes from within and is possible because of a presence called God.  Thousand of years before Jesus there were ancient civilizations that flourished from the same ideals, this same truth:

  • There is a presence within humans that gave us and gives us life
  • Man has given this presence many different names (labels) and they all represent the same thing: a higher power
  • We can communicate with this higher power through our thoughts and feelings
  • This higher power communicates with us and guides us toward the physical creation of our thoughts and feelings

This is not new thinking.  This thinking was not introduced to the world in 2006 with the movie The Secret as you may have heard people say.  This way of thinking has been around for thousands of years, and it is truth.

Alan G
AbundanceInspired.com

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Life is a mirror.   The mirror never lies.  Do you like what you see?

Since we attract what we experience through our thoughts and actions, and since there is a time delay before you will see evidence of your current thoughts and actions, you can say that your life reflects your past thoughts and actions.  Life is a mirror reflecting back your past thoughts and actions. That’s basic Law of Attraction stuff.

You can and you should use your mirror to judge IF you need to adjust your thoughts and actions.

  • If you are experiencing the things you love, keep thinking and doing what you are thinking and doing and you will keep experiencing the things you love.  Be grateful and keep on keeping on.
  • If you are not experiencing the things you love you can see that just by looking at your life and being honest about what you see.

Are your relationships loving and supportive, and is this what you want from them?   Are your living conditions comfortable and safe, and is this what you want from them?   Is your financial experience abundant and giving, and is this what you want from it?  Do you even know what you want?

We don’t all want the same things.  Knowing what you want will help you know if the pictures in the mirror of your life are what you want to see.  Not knowing what you want causes confusion when you look.  Not knowing what you want leaves you at the mercy of whims and fads and other people’s perception of what you should see.

The only thing you should see in the mirror of your life is what you want to see.  There is no such thing as “that’s the way it goes.”  If you don’t like the way it’s going you have the power to change it.

The mirror never lies.  The only falseness to the picture is the lies you tell yourself about what you see.

Know what you want.  Be honest when you look at what you are getting.  Be grateful for what you are getting.  Be willing to do something different to make a change.  It all beings with thought.  It all comes from inside you.

You can do this.  Begin at once.

Alan Grant
AbundanceInspired.com