Tuesday, December 9, 2008Where Shall I Put My Money?
Tithing is about placing God first in your life. Being a joyful giver is a great part of loving the Lord with your body, mind, and Soul.
(From God Is Your Partner by John-Roger, DSS)
I have been speaking about tithing for almost 25 years. From the outset, I have maintained that tithing is the best investment of money that anyone could make. It has been very gratifying to see people embrace tithing wholeheartedly and reap the multifold and multi-level blessings that come with joyful giving and having God as a Partner. It certainly takes the stress and the struggle out of life. Yes, you really can relax when God is truly your Partner. If you can’t relax with God taking care of you, when can you relax? We’ll talk more about that tomorrow.
So you give to God through tithing, you keep a money magnet, you seed, you Grace Tithe—where do you put what’s left over?
First, this is from The Economist (12/6/08):
Where have all your Savings gone?
Investors may draw the wrong lesson from history. For American and European savers it has been a lost decade. After two booms and two busts, stock markets have earned them nothing, or less, in the past ten years. Low interest rates have made bonds and bank deposits unrewarding too. Were it not for the tax relief they receive, contributors to personal pension plans would have been better off keeping their money under their mattresses. It will be little consolation to Westerners that savers in Japan have known this empty feeling for far longer.
This year's figures are enough to put anybody off saving. American mutual-fund assets have declined by $2.4 trillion - a fifth of their value - since the start of 2008; in Britain, the drop is more than a quarter, or almost 195 billion. The value of global stock markets has shrunk by maybe $30 trillion, or roughly half. These figures put the losses on credit-related securities - where the financial crisis began - into the shade.
Nor has the bad news been confined to equities. This year the value of all manner of risky investments, from corporate bonds to commodities to hedge funds, has been clobbered. The belief that diversification into "alternative assets" could prevent investors losing money in bear markets has proved false. And of course housing, which many people counted on for their retirement nest-eggs, has lost value too.
As a result, saving seems like pouring money into a black hole. Any American who has diligently put $100 a month into a domestic equity mutual fund for the past ten years will find his pot worth less that he put into it; a European who did the same has lost a quarter of him money.
William Gross at Pimco, one of the more respected financial managers and advisors, has this to say:
My transgenerational stock market outlook is this: stocks are cheap when valued within the context of a financed-based economy once dominated by leverage, cheap financing, and even lower corporate tax rates. That world, however, is in our past not our future. More regulation, lower leverage, higher taxes, and a lack of entrepreneurial testosterone are what we must get used to – that and a government checkbook that allows for healing, but crowds the private sector into an awkward and less productive corner. Dow 5,000? We don't have to go there if current domestic and global policies are focused on asset price support and eventual recapitalization of lending institutions. But 14,000 is a stretch as well. One only has to recognize that roughly 20% of bank capital is now owned by the U.S. government and that a near proportionate share of profits will flow in that direction as well. Better to own corporate bonds than corporate stocks, but that's a story for another Investment Outlook.
And this is from Richard Russell revered 80 year-old advisor who has been writing the Dow Theory Letters for 50 years:
The question most asked by subscribers is --"What should I do with my money?" This is the single toughest question of the day. A year ago the answer might have been "try to slip it in with the Harvard endowment fund; they're making a bloody fortune with their unorthodox mix of investment." Wait, that didn't work. Harvard with their crack team of money managers lost 22% or $8 billion in the first four months of the fiscal year. Now they're trying to sell some of their illiquid exotic investments.
OK, how about putting some of your cash with the world's smartest investor, "The Omaha Oracle," good old Warren Buffett. Good thing you didn't. Berkshire Hathaway closed at $147,000 on September 15. Yesterday Berkshire closed at $92,823, down 36%. Oh well.
I guess maybe the best thing to do is buy 3-year T-notes and maybe some shares of ED. That's Consolidated Edison (ED) that yields 6% and raises its dividend every year. I also like Southern Company (SO) which pays 4.74% in dividends.
Frankly, it's just not easy to know what to do with money today. Maybe buy a bargain piece of real estate (and there are bargains out there). Then if everything else goes to hell, at least you'll own a real, tangible asset. If you own your real estate free and clear, you've got something solid and tangible. The dollar can collapse and be worth zip, but that house you bought will still be standing (unless there's a fat mortgage on it).
How about some AAA-rated muni bonds from your own state? (And make them General Obligation Bonds) Can your state go belly up? You can always put all your spare cash in a foreign currency, but that can be risky too.
If your money resources are thin, you can buy a CD and maybe receive upwards of 4% on your money. Of course, that's not very much, and then we still have to deal with inflation.
In all the above, I still haven't answered the question, where do we put our money? To tell you the truth, I haven't come up with the ultimate answer. Be diversified. Cash, physical gold, be ready to buy a few assorted stocks if the Averages better their preceding peaks.
So there you have it. Bottomline—no one really knows. But it is good to keep yourself as informed as you can. Still, if you kept your money magnet in gold or in cash, it should be intact.
Monday, December 1, 2008Money Magnet, Bacteria, and a Yiddish Moment of Peace
Q: We have read J-R's book mentioned here. We have a question regarding money magnets. Do you have any feedback with respect to using any part of the money magnet to seed for more income, or for tangible assets destined to become part of the money magnet? We understand we can use the money magnet for investments that don't represent elements of chance. We consider seeding to be a pretty sound investment. What do you think about this "magnetized investment strategy," Lord Tithington?
Lord T: My answer is contained in the following quote from John-Roger:
Tithing educates the lower consciousness, and seeding is cooperation with the higher consciousness. Tithe for the lower self, seed for the high self, and share it out through the conscious self. Be the source of extreme abundance and overflow for everybody around you. In this way, you come back and reconnect your power with the glory of God.
So, I would leave the money magnet alone, as that is for the basic self who is unlikely to “get” seeding.
Life is Divine Dept.
Ecologically speaking, the most hostile environments tend to be the least diverse. But even so, scientists were stunned to find the first single-species ecosystem, trapped in rock fissures three kilometers down in a South African gold mine.
The species — a stick-shaped bacterium — does just fine without air and light. As described on the Canadian science podcast “Quirks and Quarks,” the bug lives in water that’s millions of years old and — at 60 degrees C (140 degrees F) — almost hot enough to burn human flesh. What does it eat? Rocks. Scientists have named it Candidatus desulforudis audaxviator (the last word, an homage to Jules Verne’s Voyage to the Center of the Earth, means “bold traveler”).
So what, you say? Well, think of Mars: These bacteria are living proof that it’s possible for organisms to survive — and thrive — in the most radically inhospitable, inorganic environments. And while the surface environments of different planets vary widely, their interiors do not — meaning that Mars or some other planet very likely offers an environment much like that of the South African mine.
I am very fortunate work with many good friends. So this made a lot of sense to me:
Best friendships are good for business -- companies are coming to discover this, yet are at a loss at what to do about it. Diversity proponents worry that they have made too many strides to see it all disintegrate into the office version of high school cliques. Yet it's widely accepted that the winning companies during the next generation will be those that have employees eager to come to work and bring with them their hearts, minds, creativity and passion. That kind of worker has been coined in management speak as "engaged." According to a Gallup survey, those who don't have a best friend at work have slim 1-in-12 odds of being among the engaged. Those who have a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged.
(Nod to CharityFocus.org)
You don’t have to be Yiddish to enjoy
this piece —but it wouldn’t hurt! It really is a marvelous 3 minute piece from the BBC.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008The Inflation Thing
Don’t be concerned, for the Beloved waits for your return. You can return on your breath, on your gratitude, on your loving, on your unconditional giving. There are many ways into the Beloved when you are prepared to let go and let God. Your reward will be the enthusiasm you have for your life regardless of your circumstances. You will walk in grace. And the Grace of God did not say for one moment that you wouldn’t have any pain, or that you won’t meet any adversity. Its only promise is that you are going to live in the Spirit while you walk through this world.
(From The Rest of Your Life by John-Roger, DSS and Paul Kaye, DSS)
I love that quote above. I should repeat it from time to time on this site. It says so much and goes so deep.
A hundred years ago a dollar bill was just not a pretty piece of paper, it could be redeemed for gold or silver. $20 would buy you an ounce of gold. Today you need about $900 to buy an ounce of gold. Over the last 100 years the value of the dollar has declined 96%.
The average income for an American supporting a family in 1900 was around $1,200 a year. A tract house in Alameda County, California in 1900 would sell for around $1,200. Today, you will probably pay in the neighborhood of $600,000. Most land you could buy in 1900 for $1,000 would probably cost you between $500,000 and $5,000,000 today. Bottomline, you could buy a home on one year’s salary back then.
When asked, “What should I do with my money magnet?” the above explains why I recommend gold or real estate, first and foremost. Plus real estate is something you can stand on and something the basic self can really relate to (I am not talking flipping condos, here). Same with gold. Most basic selves love gold.
Cash is of course good, too. But in an environment of inflation, cash loses its value, a little less than 1% a year over the last 100 years as shown above—more if you have been shopping at Trader Joe’s in the last year as my wife and I do—or just shopping for food anywhere. In an environment of deflation cash is really good to have around as it becomes more scarce. Not that real estate and gold don’t have their ups and downs, but as we have discussed in prior posts a money magnet is not to be spent. The bigger the magnet, the more it draws to you. It’s a magnet. The basic self has to relate to it and feel secure about it so it can say, “I want more of this.”
If money can ever be called “real,” gold is real money. It always has been as far back as there are records of this kind of thing. Paper money is well, just that. It’s whole basis rests on confidence. It’s no surprise therefore to find that today’s Financial Times has an article on how hard it is to find gold coins in the current financial environment. People are buying them up like crazy.
So is it going to be inflation or deflation? Since we cannot see the future, it's wise that we hedge our bets. A little bit of cash, a little bit of gold, and if we are lucky a little bit of real estate, that will eventually grow into big bits of all three.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008Inflation or Deflation?
This blog is not an investment advisory or a predictor of economic or political events. We are about principles. Principles that work consistently and stand the test of time. We are about the spiritual principles of abundance and prosperity allayed with solid financial principles, which are practical and based on common sense. To exercise common sense one must have one’s eyes open, so from time to time we’ll be examining the financial climate to see how we might use these principles to navigate through the current economic times. We’ll be looking at this in the next few blogs. If you are just here for the spiritual quotes, be patient, and you’ll find plenty of them in prior posts.
Okay let’s get going. The first thing to know is to not underestimate the enormity of the U.S.A.’s wealth and the power of the U.S. Government. Yes, it is guilty of hubris and yes, it has been severely weakened, and yes, there has been a lack of leadership but that doesn’t mean that the country has been deprived of its tremendous resources and that the government won’t right itself and find a reasonable solution. Strategic Forecasting (www.stratfor.com) put it this way:
Months ago we said that this wasn’t the big one — the crisis that drives the economy to a 1929-style economic crisis. That seems to us clearer than ever. It has been devastating for the financial community, but then other crises have been devastating for other economic areas. That’s the way it goes. It has been frightening for the financial markets, but it was always our expectation that the savings and loan model would repeat itself. As we said, this is not the first time a whole segment of the financial community destroyed itself, and it is not the first time the Feds have stepped in. We continue to expect a recession on the order of 2000-2001. The point is that this isn’t going to trigger a great depression in which GDP contracts by almost half in a few years.
We should point out that many have written to us saying that we do not understand the magnitude of the crisis or economics. Perhaps not. But we do understand the magnitude of the U.S. economy and the federal government’s abilities. And that is what those who felt that the entire system was going to collapse simply didn’t get: The sheer size of the economy and the sheer power of the Federal government trump the financial markets every time.
The macro question is where are we heading? Recessions come and go, but is the long term trend deflationary (money tight and scarce, prices go down, sluggish economic actvity), or inflationary (plenty of money being produced and prices going up). Another way of phrasing that in the context of this website is, what do I do with my financial abundance, and what should my money magnet comprise of?
Here is a point of view from Kenneth Gerbino writing at www.kitco.com:
The Inflation vs. Deflation debate is a debate between Knowledge and Stupidity. History and Fantasy. Understanding and Confusion. When a stock portfolio goes from $2 million to $1 million this is in fact a “deflated” value but this does not cause a deflation in the economy. Even with $10 trillion of stock market losses it has little effect on the general price level of goods and services in an economy. The crash of 1987 saw $15 trillion of stock and bond losses in the U.S. An historic loss of asset values at the time. Yet inflation in 1988 and 1989 averaged 3.2% and 4.3% respectively. There was no deflation. The same concept is true for real estate. Real Estate losses in 1990-91 were in the trillions and the inflation rates in 1990, 91, 92 averaged 4% annually. There was no deflation. There never is with paper money.
Do not confuse financial assets, real assets and money ….they are very different animals. The deflation fears are promoted by the banking establishment economists as an excuse to print more money. In a paper money system deflation is basically impossible. Yes, “deflated” prices of assets can take place but that is a market mechanism of asset prices and asset values and nothing to do with a deflation in the economy.
There will be no deflation. Inflation is here to stay as prices have not gone down in this country in any year for the last 60 years despite the calls of the deflationists. During this time, despite market crashes, horrible recessions, and numerous real estate busts we have had no deflations. Paper money is inflationary and we are going to be flooded with more of it before the bailout of the global financial system is completed.
We’ll talk less economics and more practical application about the implications this all has for your money magnet tomorrow.
Friday, September 26, 2008More on Precipitation
When I quoted from J-R’s 1972 book, Precipitation, on September 18th, it brought a lot of enthusiastic responses. So to start your weekend here are two more quotes from the book for you to contemplate:
Previously we have talked about a money magnet. I know it hit some of you pretty hard, like, "What do you mean, money magnet? Isn't money the root of all evil?" But we weren't really talking about money. We were talking about precipitation. Sure, that money magnet will pull money to you; we all know this by now. But you will be able to precipitate into your beingness that which you are controlled or tempered into. In that frequency you will be able to manifest it. The money magnet is like lifting weights. It's getting you in shape to reach into the greater things and work within the higher levels. This is training of the mind, training of the consciousness, learning to place the desires, learning to place the emotions, the tuning into it and bringing these things forward. Then you will find out you won't have to tune into a "money magnet" frequency. You'll tune into the Grace of God and manifest everything down for you. You will learn to precipitate your happiness and your joy because you will tune into it through your own joy within. Once we can, and that's all of us, reach in and stir our spiritual inner awareness a little bit, so many doors will open.
The longer, the more intently we can hold our focus on a point, the sooner we can precipitate that point into greater manifestation for us. You want love, be love.
I’ll be posting over the weekend. Have a great one.
Saturday, August 23, 2008A Word or Two on the Basic Self
The basic self is the consciousness that releases karma to be worked out. Karma means action. But most people look upon this as negative because karma is of the negative realms, and it's going to force you into negative areas to accomplish, to become aware, and to gain knowledge of certain patterns. And it does its job very well. If you don't have knowledge of the basic self and how to work with it, walking around on this physical plane, attempting to keep yourself in balance, can become a very frightening experience. So the more knowledge you can have of the basic self and its job, the more carefully you can function with it and work with it.
Let's look at the basic self as being about a four or five-year-old you, inside of you, that seems to have its own free will which it apparently uses a great deal. Little four and five-year-old children get their feelings hurt very easily. Part of their expression is, "You don't love me; I hate you.” And part of their expression is, "Sticks and stones will break your bones.“ They are the ones that go into temper tantrums and rages--"Who do you think you are? You're upsetting me! How dare you interfere with me?” Part of their job is revenge. And a great part of their job is desire. These aren't bad things, in their proper place. But if that were the total force we were working with here, it would have been given complete reign, and we'd all just be a bunch of animals running around doing anything we could to anyone and trying to get away free. The conscious self is brought in to balance and to direct the lower self and to work as a mediator between the lower self and the Higher Self. --John-Roger, DSS from Dynamics of the Lower Self
Since we have been talking about how the Money Magnet belongs to the basic self, I thought I would say a word or two about how cooperating with, and lovingly directing, the basic self allows for a more flowing life. Sometimes it is nice to lie down and put one’s hands on one’s belly, just below the navel and just take a moment to give love to the basic self and get in harmony with it. One hand can be placed on top of the other (either hand, whichever feels more comfortable), or what I like to do is place my right hand on my heart and my left hand on my belly so that I am indicating that I am sending loving from my heart to my basic self.
I have a friend who was moving to another country and taking her horse with her. She decided as a precaution to use an animal communicator to tell her horse what was going on and see how the horse felt about the move. In being told about the plane ride the horse’s question was, “Will I be able to move?” When told about being in another country the horse’s question was, “Will I be fed me at the stable?” Clearly, pure basic self. So when we are dealing with the money magnet we have to address this level of consciousness and giving the basic self intellectual reasons for the use of the magnet is probably not going to cut it. The basic self is relating to the magnet as, “Mine!”
I negotiate with my basic self a lot. Mainly along the lines of, “Help me with this and then we’ll have a treat later on.” The treat could be a movie, a book, dessert, or one of the many other things I know it likes, as is supportive and not harmful. I don’t give it treat before I get done what needs to be done. That would not be a good way to guide the basic self, which is my job as a conscious self.
In giving innerphasings, an MSIA service in which a channel of communication is created with the basic self, I always emphasize to have fun in the process. To be sincere, but not serious. Kids love to have fun.
Friday, August 22, 2008Where Do I Put My Magnet?
Once you have your money magnet going, you don't use it for any other purpose. You don't spend it. It is a magnet; if you spend it you have lost your magnet. Don't borrow from your money magnet; if you borrow from it, it's gone. Put ten percent in the magnet. This is important. Don't put in eleven percent or twelve percent and don't put in nine percent. Put in ten percent; there's something magical about it. If you look at it numerologically, the number "one” means creativity and the "zero” means more to come, so it's creativity with more to come. If you put eleven percent in then you have a "two” and you have to have a lot of cooperation; put in nine percent and you have to pull through man's law. Ten percent works very beautifully. John-Roger, DSS from Money—A Spiritualized Medium of Exchange (All quotes below are from this out of print book. Most of the information is in Wealth and Higher Consciousness)
The most common question, by far, that I get regarding the money magnet is what to do with it. The easiest and clearest answer is, “cash, gold, platinum, or silver coins, or property (land).” After that it is really up to you and your basic self. The money belongs to the basic self. It is not your money as a conscious self. J-R goes on to say:
Don't put all your money in one area. You might invest in a mutual fund or invest in stocks and bonds. If you get dividends from these, put ten percent of those dividends back into the money magnet. Don't play the stock market because that involves an element of chance, but, if necessary, invest in a mutual fund. Keep the stocks and bonds and certificates where you can get a hold of them.
I found this quote very interesting. It is very rare to hear this, but I personally know someone who lost their money magnet while moving home, and another person who had their money magnet stolen. So it is interesting to see that J-R had this covered in the first sentence. Shelley and my magnet is in a gold mutual fund. Yes, you can share a magnet with your partner. J-R again:
If both the husband and wife work, they can create a money magnet together. They can both put their money in together and say, "That's for me.” His subconscious is saying "That's mine,” and her subconscious is saying "That's mine” and they will both be building.
The key is whether the basic self can relate to where you are putting the magnet. This is crucial, otherwise the basic self can stop pulling in money to you because it doesn’t feel it is getting its share. Another question that often surfaces is, “Can I use my money magnet for workshops?” The answer again depends on your basic self. Again, it is your magnet and as the magnet gets bigger so does its ability to pull more to you.
On my first post on the money magnet on July 8, Reed shared this very helpful comment:
I have kept a money magnet for many years, and my experience is that it is a powerful statement of abundance. When it comes to money, abundance is about more coming in than going out. I put 10 percent in my money magnet, and 10 percent into savings. The first magical point was when the money magnet hit $1,000. And then at each thousand dollar mark I felt a shift, a more solid foundation both inwardly and outwardly. And then almost to the day that my money magnet reached $10,000 my business shifted into a higher gear, and suddenly there was a tremendous feeling of success due to the increase in the flow of my work, and a marked increase in income. Be ruthless with your money magnet, and as suggested, do not borrow from it or spend it. Like exercise, maintaining a money magnet is a healthy discipline, the positive effects of which build over time.
More to come on this in future posts.
Thursday, August 21, 2008Starting a Money Magnet
What we are talking about is the idea of precipitation. The money magnet will pull money to you. Even more than that, you can also learn how to precipitate into your beingness those qualities that can enhance your life. The money magnet is like lifting weights. It’s getting you in shape to reach into the greater things and work within the higher levels. It’s a process of training the mind, training the consciousness, learning to place the desires and emotions where you want them. It is tuning in to those qualities you want and bringing them forward. Then you find out that you are able to tune in to an even greater frequency than the money magnet frequency. You’ll tune in to divine grace and manifest everything you need for yourself. You will learn to precipitate your happiness and your joy because you will tune in to it through your own joy within. John-Roger, DSS from Wealth and Higher Consciousness
An MSIA minister the other day called me about tithing. They said they had so many bills to pay, they thought it was irresponsible to tithe. (This is one of the top ten questions I get about tithing.) I said that in all my 25 years of talking about tithing I have never met anyone who had stopped tithing and got wealthier as a result. So not only is stopping tithing an ineffective thing to do from my point of view, a person in doing so is also cutting a lifeline to the Divine in the process.
As I talked to this person, it became apparent that they were not taking care of themselves and I suggested to them the idea of a money magnet. I said why not “Get in the Game” and start with one percent. (Get in the Game is the term we use to encourage people to tithe, starting with one percent and gradually increasing it.) It seemed to me that his basic self was feeling left out.
They said they had started a money magnet once and then spent the money. I said imagine you are a five year-old child and you are putting money away steadily and joyfully in your piggy bank. Then one day your mum or dad comes into your bedroom and takes all the money out of it. It’s a massive betrayal and something you would bring up in aura balances for years. I said that’s how the basic self feels when a magnet is used without its permission. It’s the basic self’s money.
It’s really important that we develop a relationship of trust with our basic self. The money magnet is a wonderful tool and we will be talking about it a lot in future posts, together with excerpts from Wealth and Higher Consciousness, and Money, A Spiritualized Medium of Exchange (no longer in print). The first step is to get your basic self involved in the process and get started—even if it is a dollar!
Where we are going with this blog is the higher road to manifestation. As you can see from the opening quote to this post, the money magnet is one of the spiritual principles of abundance and prosperity we will be using.
Friday, August 8, 2008The Missing Link
One of the many things I learned studying classics at the age of 18, in search of something I could not then define, was this, written by the Greek author Plutarch: "What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality." J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series
I tithed for many years with gratitude, enjoying the many benefits of doing so but found that I was still struggling financially. It was mystifying to me. Although I didn’t lack anything, I didn’t enjoy looking at the credit card debt, the IRS debt, and the constant pinch to make ends meet. Something was off and I looked deeply to find out.
I was tithing with the right attitude, I was joyful and grateful and unconditional in my giving--so what was it? Then it hit me. My basic self was feeling left out. Tithing was training the basic self to let go, but it still wanted something for itself in acknowledgment of the work it was doing. So I started a money magnet.
I had been living with Shelley for five years, but it was on our wedding day that I started the magnet with the gifts we had received. That day and that decision changed our financial fortunes. Most of our credit card debt went away and the rest is manageable and at a very low rate, the IRS matter dissolved in an ocean of grace and tax refunds, the blessings continue, and my basic self is happy and content.
So I tithe first, then do my money magnet as a matter of course. The money magnet was the missing link. Reed Bernstein commented on the July 8 post:
I have kept a money magnet for many years, and my experience is that it is a powerful statement of abundance. When it comes to money, abundance is about more coming in than going out. I put 10 percent in my money magnet, and 10 percent into savings. The first magical point was when the money magnet hit $1,000. And then at each one thousand dollar mark I felt a shift, a more solid foundation both inwardly and outwardly. And then almost to the day that my money magnet reached $10,000 my business shifted into a higher gear, and suddenly there was a tremendous feeling of success due to the increase in the flow of my work, and a marked increase in income. Be ruthless with your money magnet, and as suggested, do not borrow from it or spend it. Like exercise, maintaining a money magnet is a healthy discipline, the positive effects of which build over time.
Since then I have suggested to people, that if they are going anywhere in this world make sure to take their basic self along with them (meaning get it on board so you have its cooperation). It can make all the difference in the world.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008A Common Question on a Money Magnet
Keep the money magnet where you can actually touch it. If you put that money into the bank, the bank gets your money magnet. As far as the subconscious mind is concerned, putting the money into the bank takes it away. You have to be able to go to that money and pick it up and hold it or count it. You keep 10 percent at home, and it will pull more money to it. Once you have your money magnet going, don’t use it for any other purpose. Don’t spend it. It is a magnet; if you spend it, you have lost your magnet. Don’t borrow from your money magnet; if you borrow from it, it’s gone. Put 10 percent in the magnet. This is important. Don’t put in 11 or 12 percent, and don’t put in 9 percent. Put in 10 percent; there’s something “magical” about it. Wealth and Higher Consciousness by John-Roger
I received a question today, variations of which I am often asked, on money magnets. The person asked me whether their money magnet money can be used for home improvements and also PTS retreats and workshops.
They mentioned that they had spent their money magnet at times, using it for PTS events, but felt a little empty afterward and then didn't restart the money magnet as it was all gone.
I answered that the Money Magnet is a magnet and the more money there is in it, the bigger and more powerful the magnet. And, that putting the money into land would work, but home improvements seemed dubious to me, or rather dubious to my own basic self. As to PTS events, I am sure it is fine but my basic self wouldn't go for it's money being used that way.
The reason I brought my basic self into the picture is that it is for each person to have a talk with their basic self and see what it wants to do. After all, the magnet belongs to the basic self. Land, gold, money--the basic selves love those--but from there it is between you and your basic self as to do what to do with the money.
More information can be found on money magnets in Wealth and Higher Consciousness by John-Roger, available online at www.msia.org