In Napoleon Hill’s classic book, Think and Grow Rich, the tenth step toward riches is called “The Mystery of Sexual Transmutation.”
Have you ever wondered what that is?
What does sex have to do with getting rich and the manifestation of your dreams?
It’s confusing to many people, so let’s talk about it.
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Let’s start by defining the word “transmute,” which is, “the changing, or transferring of one element, or form of energy, into another.”
So what, exactly, are we changing or transferring in this context?
The energy of desire.
Like it or not, this world is all about desire. Desire for riches and abundance. Desire for peace. Desire for health. Desire for the perfect mate. And, yes, the desire for sex, which is our most powerful desire.
Napoleon Hill put it this way:
“When driven by this desire, men develop keenness of imagination, courage, will-power, persistence, and creative ability unknown to them at other times.”
The desire or urge for sexual expression is natural and inborn and it should not be suppressed or eliminated. Instead, it should be given an additional beneficial outlet.
Sex transmutation is re-directing the mind from thoughts of physical expression to thoughts of another creative effort. According to Hill, doing this has the potential to…
Transform mediocrity into genius
And that’s what sexual energy or desire has to do with getting rich and manifesting your dreams.
The thought of sex is a powerful stimulant for our mind. It keys up our enthusiasm, creative imagination, and creates an intense desire.
Do you know what else stimulates the mind to nearly the same degree?
A burning desire for something, such as fame, power, or money.
“When harnessed and redirected along other lines, this motivating force [sex] maintains all of its attributes of keenness of imagination, courage, etc. which may be used as powerful creative forces in literature, art, or in any other profession or calling, including, of course, the accumulation of riches.” – Napoleon Hill
If you can get yourself into the heightened state of emotional intensity that Hill describes, you will be:
- More aware of hunches
- “Turned on” by whatever you are working on or thinking about
- More sensitive to stimuli
- Exuberant and expressive
- More energized and inspired
- More driven to take action
And those are all qualities you can draw on to become exceptionally minded and create the life you desire.
How do you reach this exalted state of mind?
To access the state of mind of geniuses, you must stimulate your mind so that it reaches a high vibration. You must have an intense desire and be enthusiastic, similarly to when you’re motivated by sex.
This will bring your mind to the state of awareness described above. In this expanded state of consciousness, you have access to sources of knowledge that you would not otherwise have when you’re involved in everyday reality thinking (worry, obsessing, trivial pursuits, etc.).
Think about it…
When all of your passion and sexual energy is focused on the pursuit of someone and the attempt to win their affection, your mind fires on all cylinders!
The same happens when you transmute that passion and energy into your work, a business idea, or earning money.
Here’s are a couple of examples of how you can use sex transmutation to access this genius state of mind:
Stimulate your mind by thinking of a current or past genuine love and passionate sex. Bathe your mind in these thoughts. It will heighten your awareness and take your mind off of your present problems or challenges.
With your mind off of any unpleasant realities of life, it may wander into the world of fantasy. Once there, it may yield exciting ideas, goals, or plans that could change the entire financial or spiritual status of your life.
Or… let’s say you’ve been working on something, but you’re stuck. Once you’re in this higher state of mind, think about what you want to achieve. Then, focus your mind on all the information you have gathered and all the actions that you have taken so far. Then allow a perfect mental picture to arise of what remains unfinished.
Hold that vision and let it saturate your mind. Then let it go. Clear your mind of all thought. And wait for the next step(s) to “flash” into your mind.
The key is to consciously and deliberately cultivate and use your imagination and intuition while you’re in this heightened state. Your imagination and intuition are direct links between your finite mind and Infinite Intelligence.
The secret of highly successful people
We all have urges. Hunger is an urge. Self-preservation is an urge. Being social or gregarious is an urge.
Urges play out in our lives as normal, sub-normal or above normal. For instance, if you have a sub-normal self-preservation urge, you may be a daredevil. Or if you have an above normal hunger drive, you may be overweight.
Well, sex is an urge. It is the creative urge. As such, sex transmutation is the great secret of every great inventor, artist, and highly successful person.
With respect to the urge for sex, the trick of an effective life is to keep a balance between physical sex and creative work. If you make a conscious and deliberate choice to do that, you can experience the best of both worlds.