A Happy Pocket Full of Money: Infinite Wealth and Abundance in the Here and Now [NOOK Book]

Overview

A Happy Pocket Full of Money, first self-published in 2001, so impressed Rhonda Byrne, that she asked David Gikandi to become a consultant on The Secret.


In A Happy Pocket Full of Money, Gikandi explains that true wealth is not about having buckets of cash, but rather understanding the value within. True wealth flows out of developing "wealth consciousness," that incorporates gratitude, a belief in abundance, and an ability to experience joy in life. He explores how recent ...

See more details below
A Happy Pocket Full of Money: Infinite Wealth and Abundance in the Here and Now

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 38%)$16.95 List Price

Overview

A Happy Pocket Full of Money, first self-published in 2001, so impressed Rhonda Byrne, that she asked David Gikandi to become a consultant on The Secret.


In A Happy Pocket Full of Money, Gikandi explains that true wealth is not about having buckets of cash, but rather understanding the value within. True wealth flows out of developing "wealth consciousness," that incorporates gratitude, a belief in abundance, and an ability to experience joy in life. He explores how recent discoveries in theoretical physics are relevant for the creation of personal wealth and shows readers how to create abundance by saving, giving, offering charity, and building happy relationships.

A Happy Pocket Full of Money features:
--How to use an internal mantra to build wealth consciousness.
--How to be conscious and deliberate about your thoughts and intentions.
--How to decide, define, and set goals you can believe in.
--How to act on your beliefs and overcome challenges.
--How to incorporate gratitude, giving, and faith to experience abundance and joy in life.

This inspirational book will change how you view and create money, wealth, and happiness in your life.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
A Kenyan real-estate investor briefly explains the nature of reality and reveals how a truer understanding of it can shower readers with wealth and abundance. Gikandi relies on quantum physics and snatches of mysticism to portray reality as a glimmering, interconnected energy field of infinite possibility. According to the author, it is not necessary to strive to grow rich but only to realize that wealth and abundance are there for the taking. In Gikandi's world, there's no need to knock on the door; it is always open if readers know how and where to find it. And since we often end up with exactly what we expect to get, why shouldn't we expect the best? Readers should have a clear plan; visualize success; love money; and always be joyful, grateful and generous. Also helpful is the repetition of mantras that promote wealth consciousness. Throughout the book, the words "I am wealth, I am abundance, I am joy" appear frequently, dropped in boldface between paragraphs in a seemingly random pattern and presumably meant to sink into the reader's consciousness. But does this cosmic sense of optimism hold up? Should people who believe that money will roll in as needed risk buying houses and other material things they can't afford? Will joy help pay the bills? Probably not, though the message may be inspirational for certain readers. A chimerical mishmash.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612831824
  • Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 284,021
  • File size: 392 KB

Meet the Author

David Gikandi is a native of Kenya. His undergraduate degree is from Florida State. He has an MS in Information Technology from the University of Western Sydney (Australia). He is a real estate investor in Kenya. He also has an active seminar and motivational presence on the internet.

Author of Follow Your Passion, Find Your Power

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

A Happy Pocket Full of Money

Infinite Wealth and Abundance in the Here and Now


By David Cameron Gikandi

Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.

Copyright © 2011 David Cameron Gikandi
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-57174-662-7



CHAPTER 1

Money: An Illusion–A Shadow of Something Else


The first step to having wealth is to know what it is. And few people know what it really is, in and of itself. What is wealth? What causes it? What causes the cause of it? Let us start with money, the world's symbol of wealth, and then move deeper.

Money is not real.

Money is merely legal tender, a form of exchange. We use it to exchange value. It represents value.

Money is the "body" of value. It is the physical representation of value that rises and falls in ourselves, within us. Not within "things" outside of us, but within us. For without us, what is the value of a thing, such as a car? Nothing, at least not to us. In other words, it is we, the observers, that place value in things, but this value is really value in us—we give value to the material things. The material things have no "money" value in themselves—we give that to them. So money is the external physical representation of a particular section of our internal value, within us, within you. That is why a house or a block of shares valued at $1 million today can fall to a valuation of half a million dollars tomorrow when fear is introduced into the hearts of those involved. The fear kills a portion of the internal values of the participants, and that is reflected by the paper money, the "body" of value.

Here is something else: physical paper money does not even represent money in full. It cannot reasonably do that. By some estimates (and this varies from nation to nation), only as little as 4 percent of the money in the banks exists in physical form. Imagine how much cotton, linen, pulp, and metal the world would need to make all the money everyone has in his or her bank accounts. Imagine how much space it would take to store all that money as paper or coin.

If you were to stack only one million US dollar bills, it would weigh one ton and be 361 feet high. Neither does money exist as gold reserves anymore, for exactly the same reason—we ran out of the reasonable ability to maintain a gold standard in the 1970s.

So what does it exist as, the money that we are always talking about? Well, it is one massive illusion. It is all just numbers written on paper and computer storage devices and assigned to people and entities like companies and investment groups—or, more accurately, further illusion! To put it in another way, for every $100 or its equivalent in any other currency, only about $4 exists as printed paper notes or coins, while the remaining $96 exists as numbers stored on papers and computers in banks and businesses and other entities. The only reason this system does not collapse is that we all believe in it. The last time people stopped believing in it to any great extent was just before the Great Depression when large numbers of people rushed to their banks to withdraw their money and found that they could not all get it. This is not what caused the Great Depression, but it, in a large way, accelerated it.

So money is not real—something else is. Money is just the shadow of that other something. The first step to wealth is to know what money really is or, more accurately, what it represents. Learn not to look at money most of the time. As you will soon see, it is very rare that you should ever look at money as you know it today—the cash, the bank accounts, the costs, etc. This is merely the shadow and not the real thing. As you will soon see, looking at the shadow, the physical money, is mostly very unwise and unhealthy for you and your finances.

Look, instead, at the value within you and within people, and the flowing and exchanging of this value between people. Our internal value is what creates money. Money is the shadow of our internal value. Develop this internal value in yourself and in others, and your external money and wealth will rise correspondingly—automatically and without fail.

Know this however: Money represents an aspect of a person's internal value, but that does not mean that it represents a person's entire internal value. That is very important. It is not about self-worth. Money only represents an aspect of that internal value that pertains to wealth. You cannot, therefore, say that a wealthy person has a higher self-worth and value than a poor person. But you can correctly say that, in matters that relate and pertain to money, a wealthy person has a higher internal value in that aspect of value, or chooses to exercise a higher proportion of this internal value. The section of internal value that reflects on the outside as money, when exercised, is called wealth consciousness. It is available to all people equally and can be developed by and within all people equally. Like everything else that is important to our being alive—like air—wealth consciousness is free to all. But you can choose to develop it or not, or to exercise it or not. At any time, you can change your choice, and nothing outside of you can stop you.

You require nothing outside of yourself to increase your wealth consciousness and, therefore, your money. All you need is within you right now. You may have forgotten it, but it is right there. You will now remember it. The first step is always to remember that money is not real; it is the shadow of something else.

And here is another secret: Wealth consciousness is simply the expansion of your consciousness and awareness into the wealthy parts of your Self. That is why all you need to increase your wealth consciousness is within you already. You are already wealthy, but you have been taught to choose not to experience your wealth. This insight changes everything. Like wealthy people, you can now know how to start experiencing the wealthy you—and choose to do so.

You have more wealth capability within you than you can possibly experience in a lifetime. You need not worry that you have reached your limit of becoming wealthy in any way or because of any condition. Nor do you need to know how to convert wealth consciousness into paper money; as you will see, it will happen automatically. All you need to do is expand your wealth consciousness and exercise it, act on it, be it, and the situations and opportunities for the equivalent conversion into cash will present themselves automatically to you. None of the extremely wealthy people today could have, at the time when they were not wealthy, possibly predicted and planned the exact sequence of events that would lead to their immense wealth. They most probably had a set of goals and a plan, but any one of them will tell you that they met countless "coincidences" and opportunities that "joined the dots" for them in ways they could never have predicted. Their goals were their own doing, but the paths that led them to accomplish and exceed those goals were amazingly intelligent yet unforeseen. You shall now see how to make them happen in your life. You may not be able to predict their sequence, but you can certainly make these "fortunate coincidences" happen to you every day of your life.

By the way, it is not only paper money that is not real. A lot of the things around you that you hold to be real are not really real at all. You are about to embark on a beautiful, empowering, and liberating journey that will show you exactly what your world is, so you can see it in a way that you have never seen it before. It is a journey that will open your eyes and free your wings. You are about to look "under the hood" of life; you are about to learn how to customize your world to your liking.

You are about to attain wealth consciousness. Once you do, avoiding success and wealth will become very difficult. Yes, you read that correctly. Once you have wealth consciousness, it will be very difficult for you not to have success and wealth. Success and wealth will follow you automatically wherever you go. You will not need to concern yourself with looking for them; they will find you. You will be free to experience other aspects of life that you may not even have dreamt of before—dimensions of self and life that are truly amazing. The same is true for happiness, for you will see it here in this book as well.

Let's get started now on the real stuff, if you are still interested.


The Steps to Wealth and Happiness

You are now on a journey, at the end of which you shall know how to create all the wealth and happiness you ever wished for—Now—without any limits. You shall soon also know many timeless truths about who you really are, what you are doing here, and what this game of life is all about. Here are the steps of the journey you are now taking with this book:

• You shall first take a simplified look at quantum physics, for knowing what you and the world are made of is the first step toward knowing how to make it work your way. After this, you will never look at the world in the same way again. You shall have an amazing sense of involvement and power in the universe.

• Then the secrets of time shall be unveiled, beginning with the fact that time does not exist. You shall learn how to use this illusion instead of being used by it. There is only Now.

• Then you will learn how to create your universe out of the quantum field using images of your mind. This is the first part of the creation lessons.

• Next, you will learn how to create using your thoughts. You will learn the right way to think, and what the mind is really for, and when to shut it down for your own benefit.

• You will then look at the power of true goal-setting in a way you may never have heard before—a most powerful way.

• Next will come the most powerful creation tool of all, your state of Being.

• The final creation tool, action, will then be uncovered in its true position and purpose to you.

• You shall then learn the magical and vital ingredient of certainty and learn how to have it in abundance.

• Then, it will be time to look at the prime law of the universe and how to use it to have happiness and wealth in abundance. This is the law of cause and effect.

• While still in this law, we shall look at what conditions really are. This will shock you, make you laugh, empower you, and free you.

• While still on conditions, you shall see how you are and shall realize ever-present success and never fail.

• Then you shall look at a prime killer of wealth and happiness and learn how to avoid it completely.

• You will then move on to progressively larger things. You will start with your self-chosen purpose here on earth. Why did you come here? You shall see.

• Then the gift of giving and the gifts it brings in return will be fully given to you.

• The power of gratitude Now shall be unveiled. This will prove to be extremely powerful for you.

• Finally, it will be time to look at consciousness, what makes you awake Here and Now.

• And then it will get really interesting when you have a look at your Self, the First Cause of all that is in your world. Get familiar with your Self, and your world will change dramatically.

• After that, you shall see what is larger than the Self—that of which you and all else are a part. It is the One. Knowing how you relate to All That Is, the Source, then experiencing this will put you in a position of immense joy and abundance.

• And on that note, you shall see how abundant you really are.

• From there, you will look at your real nature and how to reclaim it. It is the nature of pure joy.

• Then coming around full circle, you shall see how best to handle paper money, as you know it now, to increase wealth.

• And to close this part of the journey, you will be guided into the next empowering steps you may wish to take after you first finish this book.


How to Read and Understand This Book

The way to understand this book is to read it once in its entirety. As you read, you will have many questions, and some things may not make sense to you when you read them. Never mind; just keep going. Subsequent chapters will make clear some things that you may have not understood or found true in earlier chapters. Language is a linear thing, yet wealth consciousness is wholeness—a nonlinear whole in which step 1 may be connected to step 7 and so on. And wealth consciousness is a state of being, while language is a symbol. States have to be experienced, and symbols cannot represent experience accurately. They can only show the way, be a guide. So as you read this book, you will find many amazing things that make sense right then, but it will only make complete sense when you have finished it and have the whole of it in you. That is when you will start to say, "Aha!"

Once you have read the book fully, read it again slowly. In the second read, you will be able to understand things more fully, since you now will have the whole in you. The material you will find in this book contains many layers of understanding. What you understand today will reveal an even deeper hidden truth, application, and identification when you read it again tomorrow. Read a small part of this book every day, even after you finish it the first time, and your internalization of wealth and happiness and your becoming wealthy and happy will accelerate.

Don't read this book with your logical mind; feel the lessons in this book. Some of the things in this book are logical, but many pertain to a realm that logic cannot fully grasp. Yet your Self knows it all and perfectly understands. As you read this book, keep yourself open, feel the essence of what you read. Many things will not make sense to your brain, for it is finite and four-dimensional. Some things are infinite and multi-dimensional. Only your Self will know them because it is multi-dimensional and infinite in nature. Sometimes you will feel that you understand something at a deeper level—your mind may not be able to picture it, yet you understand it deeply somewhere. Honor the deeper level, for your mind may never fully grasp it anyway. In any case, your mind is a tool, but all you know is in your Self. You are a Self with a mind as a powerful tool, as long as it does not take you over. However, most people have unfortunately identified with their minds and believe that they are their minds—and that is where the trouble and limitations start. You shall now go higher than that.

Read this book and take it to heart. Live by it, and wealth, affluence, and abundance will automatically come to you in ways and amounts you never before imagined possible, by laws that never fail. Carry it around with you whenever possible. Leave it by your bedside, and read it for a few minutes every morning when you get up and at night before you go to sleep. When you are done, start again, a few pages every day. Repetition causes internalization, making it your second nature.

You will understand this book to the extent that you are willing.

Ready? Still interested? Let's begin.

CHAPTER 2

Quantum Physics: Know What You and the World Are Made Of


You may be wondering what quantum physics has to do with wealth and happiness. Well, you had better believe that it has everything to do with it! How can you build a house if you do not know what a house is made of and how it is constructed?

Quantum physics begins to explain how everything in your world comes to be. You are in direct control of your entire physical world, but you may not be aware of this fact. And your lack of awareness of this fact—how the physical matter comes about and your role in it—makes your life appear to you as an occurrence that is out of your control. It may appear to you as if you are the victim of circumstances, while all along you are the cause of those circumstances, including your experiencing of wealth or lack of it.

Quantum physics is the first step in an amazing awakening that you are about to undergo. Not only will you understand the very construction of all that you see around you, you will also understand exactly how your belief and thinking creates matter, how you reap what you sow, how "even before you ask, it has been given unto you." It is science finally catching up with spirituality and common sense, and explaining it! Think about it; when someone tells you that anything is possible if only you believe, aren't you more likely to believe that when you know how, step-by-step and scientifically, your belief shifts the universe and produces what you believe in?


(Continues...)

Excerpted from A Happy Pocket Full of Money by David Cameron Gikandi. Copyright © 2011 David Cameron Gikandi. Excerpted by permission of Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc..
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Contents


Foreword by Bob Doyle,
1. Money: An Illusion—A Shadow of Something Else,
2. Quantum Physics: Know What You and the World Are Made Of,
3. The Truth about Time: It Does Not Exist,
4. Images of the Mind: The Blueprints of Life,
5. Thinking and Speaking: The Instructions of and for Life,
6. Goals: The Road Map to and in Wealth,
7. Being: First Cause—The Beginning,
8. Acting: That Which Receives,
9. Certainty: The Most Powerful Force and the Antidote to Failure,
10. Cause and Effect: The Prime Law of the Universe,
11. Conditions: They Are Fantastic Solutions,
12. Success: You Can Never Fail,
13. Want Not: Desire—but Never, ever Want,
14. Purpose: Why Are You Here?,
15. Giving: What It's All About,
16. Gratitude: Sealing the Deal,
17. Consciousness: You experience What You Are Awake To,
18. The Self: Architect of the Universe,
19. One: All That Is,
20. Abundance: You Have It All,
21. Happiness: Life Is Joy—Joy Is Life,
22. Money: How to Use the Symbol,

Afterword,

Appendix,

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)