Free eBook – The Rich Mentality
Prosperity is a way, a mode, of thinking.
So is poverty.
You are rich if you can think rich thoughts, thoughts that are constructive, optimistic, unlimited—these instantly crown you successful.
The Rich Mentality came from the transcription of a lecture given by Harriet Hale Rix at the Hotel Brighton in Washington, D.C., on September 4, 1914. The words are every bit as valid and meaningful today as they were then. Written nearly 100 years ago, this book remains a classic in the subject of prosperity.
The Rich Mentality
Written nearly 100 years ago, this book remains a classic in the subject of prosperity. I confess that I have exercised “creative license” in this new version of The Rich Mentality for the 21st century, by re-writing portions of the book.
While the movement was (and still is) called New Thought. As scripture tells us, “there is nothing new under the sun”. Whether you want to call it New Thought, or The Law of Attraction, or The Secret, or whatever new title might be currently in fashion, the truth is that these principles of success — and of gaining wealth — are based on biblical principles. So, with that thought in mind, I have added scriptural references for the spiritual laws Harriet presents in her book. Any additions to the original book will be found in [brackets].
I will further confess that I was very active in New Thought in the 80’s and 90’s, and even went through ministerial training through INTA (International New Thought Alliance) obtaining the title of Reverend. What I liked about New Thought that I found absent in Christian churches I had attended was the aspect of personal responsibility.
It seemed that Christians followed a strange belief of serving a God who might or might not choose to heal you, protect you and prosper you. The criteria seemed rather vague on how God made that choice. It seemed as though they were teaching that you could earn God’s blessing yet, at the same time that God could always choose not to bless you no matter what you did or didn’t do. It was all very confusing.
So, I fell into New Thought and followed it for a couple of decades. Still, it seemed that something was missing. God when he was mentioned at all, was described as “Infinite Mind” and seemed to be cold and mechanical. Jesus, when he was mentioned, was a great teacher and example, not our savior and redeemer. This was equally confusing. If Jesus did not fill the role of savior and redeemer, then the Bible made no sense at all!
In 2004, I was led to move toArkansas. Although the state’s “tag line” is “The Natural State”, I have come to think of it as God’s country. Here I rediscovered the God of Abraham; the God of scripture. I found a full gospel faith church, and the final piece of the puzzle finally snapped into place.
Yes, Jesus is our savior and redeemer. Yes, God is Father, Son and Holy Ghost and, most importantly, Love. And yes, we are responsible for how we walk out God’s Word during our lives here on earth. What we can’t earn is salvation – it is a gift freely given. However, God does not “stick” His blessings on us. We can receive them, or we can refuse them. That’s where personal responsibility comes in. God has already given us everything, but that doesn’t mean we have to experience it, although we certainly can if we so choose.
This book will help you learn how to choose. It may possibly change your finances and change your life by changing your mentality. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
October 2, 2011