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I’ve just finished reading Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want. This book is written by motivational speaker James Arthur Ray, and he speaks about Wealth having 5 Pillars: Financial, Relational, Mental, Physical and Spiritual. Although I do know about the charges made against him in 2010, I did not twig until I got near the end of the book. Some of the 5 Pillars I feel I can listen to him, after all he’s made more money than I have, but I feel that he’s missing pieces from some pillars, like the Relational. There are some parts of the book that I disagree with strongly, others I resonated with. I have a huge problem with the Law of Attraction and the way it’s presented today. Before “the Secret”, LOA was a spiritual “law” which stated that who you were being in the world was what you attracted. Not what you wished for with all your might, but that’s another post.

Style of writing
This is not such a smooth and easy read as some of the other books like The Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale. This doesn’t mean that it was not in a conversational style. It just took a bit longer to digest.

Pros and Cons
Pros are that it’s interesting, I could believe a lot of what he was saying in the Financial and Physical aspects of the book. After all, that’s what James is known for! But other aspects of the book was a bit weak and I felt that the Relational part was a bit subjective especially the Hierarchy of Personal Identity which states that the levels from the highest to the lowest are:

1. Spiritual

2. Sentient

3. Human

4. National/Cultural

5. Ethnic/Racial

6. Gender

7. Individual

Although I believe that people act in these ways, I do believe that one person could be any or all of these levels at any different stage of their relations to others. Sometimes when others make fun of you based on your race or gender, you too are made aware of that part of your being.

Overall, an interesting read.

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© 2012 Lakshmi Gosyne

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