How the Rich Get Richer—and How You Will Join Them by Joseph Murphy

The Bible says: God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy (I Timothy 6:17). Riches are of your mind. There is a guiding principle within you that can lead you to fulfill the desires of your heart. Wealth is a state of consciousness, a mental attitude, an acceptance of the riches of the Infinite. The whole world was here when you were born.


Life was a gift to you. You are here to express life and to release your hidden talents to the world.
Once you gain the ability to tap your subconscious mind, you will never want for any good thing all your life, whether it be health, peace of mind, true expression, companionship, or a lovely home and all the money you need to do what you want to do when you want to do it. Your subconscious offers you the infinite power to be rich, and the key is your own thought. Your thought is creative. Begin to think regularly and systematically of success, achievement, victory, abundance, and the good life. Thinking makes it so.

She Discovered Her Thought-Image Was Wealth

A few years ago I joined a guided tour that took me to many scenic places in Spain and Portugal. There were about 30 of us on this tour. One was a young woman named Maria B. When I introduced myself, during a get-acquainted party at our first stop, her eyes widened.
“Are you the man who wrote The Power of Your Subconscious Mind*?” she asked excitedly. “I owe this trip to you!”
She explained that she had always wanted to visit Spain. Her ancestors had
originally come from Malaga, one of the places we were scheduled to visit. The expenses of such a tour were beyond her means, however. For a long time, she put the project out of her mind as impossible. When she read about the wonderful powers of her subconscious, however, she decided to put the techniques to the test.


Her first step was to gather brochures and magazine articles about Spain. Looking through them, she found herself mysteriously drawn to a photograph in one of the tourist brochures of the Hotel Malaga Palacio. She decided that this attraction must be a sign from her subconscious. Every night before going to sleep, she would concentrate on the picture. Then she would place herself in a dreamy, receptive state of mind and imagine she was in that hotel. She visualized her room, the beautiful view from her window, the wonderful meals on the terrace, all in as much detail as possible.
After she had followed this procedure for about a week, she happened to take the folder for one of the guided tours to work with her. As she was glancing through it before leaving for lunch, one of her coworkers, a young man whom she didn’t know, saw it and remarked how much he wanted to see Spain. They went out to lunch together and discovered they had a great deal in common. Soon they were dating seriously.


When they became engaged, Maria’s aunt told her that as a wedding present she wanted to pay for the couple’s honeymoon and suggested a tour of Spain.
“So you see,” Maria concluded. “I don’t just owe you this chance to see Spain.

I owe you my marriage, too!”
I smiled. “You don’t owe me a thing,” I said. “All this you owe to the power of your own subconscious and to your wisdom in making use of it.”
Maria’s story illustrates the working of your deeper mind. It always magnifies what you deposit in it. She visualized a trip to Malaga. She received not only that, but a new and fulfilling relationship. Your subconscious gives you compound interest.

Whatever you deposit in it is magnified and multiplied exceedingly. Maria’s thought-image proved to her where all the riches are.

How He Invoked the Law of Increase

On the tour of Spain I just mentioned, we visited the city of Seville, which personifies the real Spain more than any other community in that country. Over half a million people here share a rich history that has included Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths, and Moors, all of whom left their mark there. Seville’s university was founded in 1502, and the city gave the world two of its greatest painters, Murillo and Velasquez.
One of our guides was a friendly, intelligent young man who had a thorough
knowledge of the city and its culture, along with a fund of interesting and amusing
sidelights. As we were walking from our hotel to the cathedral, I said to him, “Where
did you learn your English? You speak like a native.”
He grinned. “That’s because I am,” he said. “I grew up in New York City, in
“Okay, then I’ll rephrase my question,” I said. “Where did you learn your Spanish?
You speak like a native.”
“That’s an interesting story,” he replied. “My mom is Spanish, from right here in Seville. She and my dad met when he was stationed here with the Air Force. She
always talked Spanish to me at home, and of course New York has a lot of Spanish
speakers, so I had plenty of chances to practice.”
“I can see that,” I said. “But what brought you here?”
“For as long as I can remember, I wanted to live in Europe and be a guide,” he told
me. “I used to read guidebooks the way other kids read mysteries. I loved to study maps.

When I daydreamed, I’d daydream about walking through one of the great cities and
looking at all the historic buildings. When I was 14, I decided I had to do something to
make my dream become real. So I wrote it down on a piece of paper. I said I wanted to
learn French and German so I could guide people from many countries around Spain and the rest of Europe. I carried the paper folded in my wallet, and every time I had some spare moments, I took it out and reread it. I told myself it wasn’t a dream, it was a reality that simply hadn’t happened yet.”
I was terrifically impressed by this young man’s account. Without conscious
knowledge of how the subconscious mind works, he had stumbled upon an effective
way of invoking it.
“Well, the fact that you’re here, taking us around, proves that you were right,” I
remarked. “How did the fulfillment of your dream come about?”
“Simple,” he replied, with another infectious grin. “So simple I never would have
thought of it on my own. My mother’s relatives wrote and asked if I’d like to come live with them while I went to high school in Seville. I jumped at it, of course. And when I got here, I learned that the university has a course of study for people who want to go into the tourist industry. So here I am.”
This guide’s constant prayer is: The God of Heaven, He will prosper us (Nehemiah
2:20). By constantly dwelling on his written request, he succeeded in writing it in the
tablets of his subconscious mind, which responded by bringing it to pass in its own
unique way.


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