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Free Audio Book – The Science of Getting Rich

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:   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.


Intoku – Good Done In Secret

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

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.

Not New But Still True

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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

Is This Love?

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Sometimes it seems like people don’t want to hear the truth and would rather take comfort in “feel good” sayings that miss the mark on the truth about life, but here goes…

Love is NOT supposed to hurt.

If you  are hurting and think its love, it’s not.  You’re doing it wrong.  I know songs and television and your friends and even your own experiences tell you that love stinks and love hurts, but that isn’t real.  That isn’t the truth.  It’s not the love that hurts, it’s turning away from love that hurts.

The Truth

Love is joy, happiness, sharing, giving, complimentary to every aspect of life, and love always feels good.  If you are hurting you are not loving.  Period.  At that moment you have taken your focus away from what you want (love) and have given your attention and energy to what you don’t what – and that is what hurts and why it hurts, but it isn’t love.

So please, if you hurt stop giving love a bad name.  Love never hurts.  Never.

Oh, and if you are hurting now take comfort in knowing I love you,  no matter who you are, no matter where you are, even if you think you don’t love me too.

Alan Grant

Skeptics and Criticism

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Last night on the Science Channel I watched Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (“Is There A Sixth Sense?”)

There was some fascinating insight into the work of Dr. Roger Nelson who began the Global Consciousness Project in 1998 as an attempt to detect possible interactions of “global consciousness” with physical systems.   This global consciousness also points to how we are all connected in the mind, but you knew that, didn’t you?

People have been writing about the Universal Mind or God Consciousness for years.  Since the 1800s research has been trying to prove if a sixth sense truly exists, and have looked for a scientific explanation for such abilities.  In 1912, Charles Haanel wrote about the Universal Mind:

“It is through the subconscious that we are all connected with the Universal Mind and brought into relation with the Infinite constructive forces of the Universe.”

Charles Haanel
Master Key System

There are those of us, myself included, who already know what science is trying to verify: the global consciousness is how we are all connected.  We are all connected.  We are one, pieces of the whole.  Science continues to prove this to be true despite the skeptics and criticism.

Check out the work of the Global Consciousness Project with an understanding that all advances at first have skeptics and criticism.  Jesus had and still has skeptics and criticism.  The idea that the world is not flat had skeptics.  The idea that we are all connected in the one Universal Mind will always have skeptics too.

Alan Grant

Always Only Now


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Your understanding of the concept of time (a man-made illusion) is important to your ability to create with intentional use of the Law of Attraction.  It effects how you think and speak and act.

This is what I understand about the concept of time:  there is only now.

As odd as that sounds, that’s it.  Now.

  • If you look back at the past you are doing it now.
  • If you look forward to tomorrow you are doing it now.

It is always, only now.  This is where your power is.  Right here, now.

“If you tell yourself things like someday I’ll be a millionaire you are actually making that statement a reality, that someday you will be a millionaire, but you see someday never comes.  It is always, only now.  Using words like someday keeps your desires in the future.”

Bob Doyle
Wealth Beyond Reason

Now is the only time you can do anything.  You can’t do something yesterday.  If you want to do something tomorrow when you are doing it, it will be now.  Now is the only time you can do anything.  All your power is here, now.

You can only have a thought now – you can only have a better thought now.

You can only act now – you can only take inspired action (acting to receive) now.

You can only feel love now – you can feel love all day, every day, and you will always feel love now.

You can only become aware now.

There is a saying by Henry David Thoreau, “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”  That means the past is the past.  That means creating your best life isn’t in the past.  That means your power is here, now.  That means a lot of things that all point in the direction what you want which is always right here, now.

Alan Grant