“Wealth is what interests most people if they are beyond survival mode. ‘How do I secure wealth?’ they ask. Many have seen or read ‘The Secret’ and ‘tried out’ the tools but most gave up when they didn’t get what they wanted right away. I ask you, ‘Why is it that most lottery winners are broke or bankrupt in a relatively short time?’

The answer is:
People who haven’t created a consciousness for wealth cannot hold onto it. What we don’t earn through higher consciousness, we lose.

The concepts that seem to have slipped by many of the readers and viewers of this wonderful presentation, The Secret, are:

A consciousness of fear or greed is not a consciousness that builds wealth or anything else worthwhile.

Money alone is not the answer. May I remind us all of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and Michael Jackson, four of the richest, most adored and powerful beings ever to grace screen and stage. They all died sad and lonely. Please take the time to consider the implications. If they couldn’t find happiness with all they had, what are we to do?

Wealth has nothing to do with money! Success is freedom and joy, not stacks of cash. No amount of money is ever enough for anyone. No matter what you have, you will want more and fear the loss of what you already have.

Worry, fear and insecurity are not the basis of wealth or real success!

So, let’s address the issue of greed. Since The Secret, today’s answer to moving beyond one’s self-imposed limitations, by those who didn’t get the whole message of The Secret, has been to move into a greed mode (as if money were the answer to all the ills in their lives.) Nature always balances; therefore the opposite of the teaching has emerged in monumental dimensions. The economic shock that followed the program in 2008 shows us first hand what misuse of the principles causes. Greed is ugly and has no place in The Secret to Riches. Where is the love? Where is the integrity?

The lesson that MUST be brought to the people is this:

PLEASE, don’t miss this point!!!

It is not like ‘picking from a catalog randomly’ UNLESS you already have done all the work to create an ‘abundance consciousness.’ You can have everything you want, but not all at once and certainly, not at the cost of the well-being of others.

You can have wealth, but you must create a mental equivalent, frequency or consciousness if you want to master finances.

Michael Beckwith said that a positive thought is 100 times more powerful than a negative thought. He was absolutely right! Les Brown teaches that you need to continually feed your subconsciousness with positive affirmations, and he is right—but that doesn’t make Beckwith wrong. Someone with a spiritual, loving consciousness can negate a hundred negative thoughts with one declaration of Spiritual Truth, instantly! First, you need to do the work to build a consciousness like that. It is not so much difficult as it requires dedication. Selfish pursuits will always lead you to a dead end. Your abundance must not be taken at the expense of another’s good. Setting an example, however, can bring blessings to many.

Dedication and integrity are the keys to building a rich consciousness.

Monetary riches and the riches of joyful relationships, greater self-expression, and physical and mental health require character. That is what wealth and abundance are all about. They require beneficial interaction and a higher consciousness to bring about the needed change.

Many who viewed The Secret used it as seeds to grow happy, healthy lives. Others have used it as fertilizer to perpetuate their greed. Some viewers got the impression that having money is the cure for everything. Tell that to millions of lonely and/or disillusioned millionaires.


What we receive without understanding or haven’t earned by raising consciousness, vibration or frequency, disappears leaving us worse off, missing what we can no longer have. I ask you, which is worse, worrying about money you don’t have or worrying about losing what you do have? Worry is worry and the so-called rich have worries, and many more issues that relentlessly require their attention.

No one finds life or wealth to be satisfying unless they first master the principle of GRATITUDE. Money really cannot buy happiness.

End of Story!!!

Author's Bio: 

Todd Puntolillo is a life-long metaphysician. As a speaker, he has delivered his message of love and healing on television and radio. As a writer, he has written columns for national, international and local publications. He has given seminars, classes, does public speaking engagements on radio and TV and also does personal coaching. Todd has spent sixty years in pursuit of an understanding of the metaphysical laws that underwrite our existence. His remarkably clear and profound approach to this massive undertaking renders his books a must for anyone who questions his place and purpose in this immense realm we call life.
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