It’s not exactly what you think is, despite the explicit mention of getting rich in its title. I’ve reviewed a number of different “systems” that are designed to help you make money online, but you’ll learn over the course of this review that Inner Wealth Awakening is a different beast altogether.
Rather than giving you an exact blueprint as to how you’ll go about raking in that cash, Inner Wealth Awakening is about providing the “resources necessary fro you to define, design, and refine your life.” What does this mean and why should you care? Let’s find out.
Awakening to Discover Inner Wealth?
There is an interesting phenomenon that you can observe among the mass populace. Many people who are struggling to make ends meet believe that having more material goods will make them happy. Among wealthier people, however, you find a good number who say money is not the answer and that they could be just as happy with less. Ironic? Perhaps.
It is with this basic observation that we find the core of Inner Wealth Awakening. Rather than focusing on “outer” wealth, Tristan Bull aims to help you find “inner wealth” in the form of inner peace and happiness.
The idea is that once you achieve inner wealth, your “outer wealth will rush into your life faster than you can imagine.” This is based on the Law of Attraction, the premise on which The Secret (movie and book) is based.
The Five-Step Program
While you could surf around the main site (and the free training center) for information, the core comes from the 5 Step Secret Underground Formula, a digital product that “will teach you exactly how you can be wealthy in every single area of your life.”
Based on my early impressions, I hardly think that there is anything particularly “secret” or “underground” about the strategies described in this product. In essence, it is an expansion on the Law of Attraction, trying to help you minimize negative thinking and maximize positive thinking.
For me, one of the stranger things about Inner Wealth Awakening is its combination of different kinds of spirituality. After downloading the package, you’ll be told to listen to the main audio file. This is an interview that Tristan conducted with Daniel Taylor, a man who grew up in South Central Los Angeles and managed to transcend his harsh childhood.
Over the course of the interview, we get mention of Jesus Christ, The Secret, Freudian psychology, Buddhist philosophy, and more. At one point, Taylor mentions “psychoanalysis in a meditative state,” talking about how a neglected son can grow up to seek the “loving of his mother” through the dysfunctional relationships he has with women.
The idea is that these negative experiences can lead to negative thoughts that continue to have a profound effect on our lives, both consciously and unconsciously.
Going Beyond “The Secret”
Going through the rest of the downloadable package, you get a workbook, two bonus audio files (Inner Happiness Now And Forever, Stop Surviving and Start Living Today), a bonus report (Limiting Beliefs and How to Change Them), and a guided one-hour meditation MP3 file.
Before I got my start as a freelance writer, I worked as an English writer and editor for a Buddhist meditation society. I don’t consider myself to be an orthodox Buddhist, but I was exposed to some of the basic practices of this society, including meditation.
The guided meditation of Tristan Bull’s secret system, to me, is mostly focused on relaxation. It has some elements of Buddhist meditation, getting you to focus on the breath and different body parts, but it also has some elements of transcendental meditation, getting you to “let go” and allow the positive energy to engulf you.
How Much Does Enlightenment Cost?
It seems a little ironic that we are told by Inner Wealth Awakening that we should stop focusing on material wealth and start focusing on inner peace, since they’re obviously out to make a buck or two with the 5-Step Underground Secret Formula. It’s wording that seems better suited to the “make money online” realm and not really the realm of self-help and spirituality.
While I believe that positive energy attracts more positive energy, I’m not at all convinced that inner peace leads to buying “any house” or traveling all over the world. But these are “guaranteed” on the sales page for the 5-Step system. Further still, the regular price of $97 has been slashed for a “very special recession price” of $47. At least, there is a money-back guarantee.