Wallace D. Wattles in The Science of Getting Rich, Chapter 5 – Increasing Life, says “Every living thing must continually seek for the enlargement of its life, because life, in the mere act of living, must increase itself. A seed, dropped into the ground, springs into activity, and in the act of living produces a hundred more seeds; life, by living, multiplies itself. It is forever Becoming More; it must do so, if it continues to be at all.”
All life in the universe has impregnated in its being the need for increase and expansion. From conception to birth and beyond, your body continuously expanded and increased and when your body stopped expanding your mind took over. The need for a partner in your life is simply the drive from within for expansion. The need for possessions like house, car, clothes they’re all different forms of expansion of your life.
Bob Proctor says: “The Law of Increase is about being happy and grateful for what we have now. At the same time we need to have faith that we can grow and have more of it. The key to this law is to be grateful, to praise for the good things and amplify the positive things that we have in life.” Gratitude is the key to this law’s power. Even though the need for expansion exists within us, being grateful and appreciative for the things we have in our life gives power to this law to exponentially increase the number/ amount of things we have.
It doesn’t have to be just material wealth, it can be creativity, beauty, wiseness, happyness, love… Some of us have a hard time wanting more wealth because it doesn’t feel “spiritual” or it feels “dirty” of some worn-out belief, but in reality, the desire for more wealth is simply the desire for a more abundant life that already exists within our nature. With wealth, it is easier to live the way your heart desires. With wealth, you can have the adventures you seek, you can give and help the world as the impulse hits you, you can be relaxed and free. Who doesn’t want more of that? Relaxation and Freedom.
“The desire for riches is simply the capacity for larger life seeking fulfillment; every desire is the effort of an unexpressed possibility to come into action. It is power seeking to manifest which causes desire. That which makes you want more money is the same as that which makes the plant grow; it is Life, seeking fuller expression.” – Wallace D. Wattles. The Law of Increase is a fundamental impulse of the universe.
Make no mistake though, the same way gratitude gives power to the law of increase, complaining is what makes the exact opposite. If you are grateful for the little in your life, by law you give it increase and that little multiplies, but if you complain about what you “think” is little in your life even what you have will be taken away from you. Here comes in play the 2000 years bible verse that says: “Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.”
You heard the saying: “rich get rich and poor get poor” what you probably didn’t hear is that rich can get poor and poor can get rich. It doesn’t matter how little you have, be grateful for it and by the law of increase it will grow, and the more you will be grateful the more you will have, but be mindful not to allow the desire of increase to take over the amount of gratitude you give; as you focus on getting more, you focus on what’s missing, and focusing on what’s missing you miss on being grateful for what you have and lack of gratitude for what you have takes away what you have.
Rhonda Byrne, in her book The Magic, claims that the biblical verse is a riddle and has a missing word: gratitude, therefore it should be: “Whoever has gratitude will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude, even what he has will be taken from him.” You must admit that it makes much more sense now than the previous version which seemed so unjust.
Scientists tell us that we are either increasing or decreasing; we are either experiencing more life or less life. We all receive every day 24 hours; if 8 hours you sleep, there are 16 left; if 2 hours you spend eating, you still have 14 left; if you have a job that pays your bills and you spend 8 hours on it, you still have 6 hours left. This is 42 hours in a week, 1260 hours a month or over 15,000 hours every year that you can use to read, spend time with your dearest ones, love, enjoy… or simply sit on your coach and binge on Netflix.
You may argue that you spend time on commuting or doing other chores and you don’t actually have those 6 hours. I agree and here is my advice:
– when I wash the dishes, I use that time to meditate and be grateful for the food I just ate, the water running at the tap and all I can think of in those moments.
– when I drive I listen audiobooks, or simply enjoy a music that lifts my vibration.
– instead of watching the news, I watch something that fills my soul.
– instead of wasting time on social media, I read something that increases my knowledge for work or life.
They say the average person reads 20 pages/ hour… that’s 300,000 pages in a year… which is over 600 books… this is how much you could do with your spare time… this is how much you could grow in your spare time… and this is only an example of what could you do with your time.
Be grateful for all you have, do only what makes you feel good, be happy, joyful and enjoy your life as it is, because if you do just that, by the law of increase your life will expand and you will have more of what you’re grateful for, more of what makes you feel good, happy, and joyful.
Thank you for being great!
Love and Peace