Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Linda Ojutkangas Antigo, Wisconsin, United States

Posted: 2017-07-04

Chapter 11

The Mystery of Sex Transmutation

As I was reading this chapter, I was reminded how sex transmutation must be channeled into good and positive energy.  If we desire success, we must realize that love, along with sex can result in actions that are sane, balanced and reasonable.

Hill states, “Sex, alone, is a mighty urge to action, but its forces are like a cyclone-they are often uncontrollable. When the emotion of love begins to mix itself with the emotion of sex, the result is calmness of purpose, poise, accuracy of judgment, and balance.”

I like how Napoleon Hill states that sex, alone, is like a cyclone, uncontrollable.  One has to wonder if this is why we have seen serial rapists at their worst.

“When driven by his desire to please a woman, based solely upon the emotion of sex, a man may be, and usually is, capable of great achievement, but his actions may be disorganized, distorted, and totally destructive. When driven by his desire to please a woman, based upon the motive of sex alone, a man may steal, cheat, and even commit murder.”

After reading the above quote by Napoleon Hill, I was reminded of a biblical story.  King David sent his men out to fight while he stayed home.  As he was walking around his rooftop, he noticed a very beautiful woman who was bathing.  Bathsheba was married to one of King David’s soldiers, Uriah.  But that did not stop the king.  Driven by the emotion of sex, he sent for Bathsheba and slept with her and then sent her home.  Bathsheba then sent word to King David that she was with child. 

Now he was in trouble.  Of course, he did not want to be found out, so he had Uriah brought home. When he met with Uriah, he told him to go home.  King David was hoping that Uriah would sleep with his wife and this would cover up his discretion.  Uriah did not go home that night.  Instead, he slept outside of the palace. When King David asked him why he did not go home, Uriah told him that he could not go home and sleep with his wife while his men were fighting.  So, King David then proceeded to get Uriah drunk.  Once again, Uriah slept outside the palace.

King David then sent Uriah back into the battle.  This time, he ordered that Uriah be put onto the front lines so that he would be killed. 

“Based upon the motive of sex alone, a man may steal, cheat, and even commit murder.”

After Bathsheba spent some time mourning, King David brought her to him and made her his wife.  However, God was not pleased.  The child was born and then became ill and died.  The Lord told David that he would live by the sword for the rest of his life.

Wow!  This story is a great example of not channeling sex transmutation into positive energy.  What would King David’s possibilities have been if he had channeled sex and love into a positive outcome? 

While most of this chapter relates to men and the women in their lives, I really believe that women should take note of their sexual power as well.  We must understand the influence we have.  We should not take it for granted or be ignorant about it.  We should not wield it as a weapon to get what we want. We must not use manipulative tactics to get our way.  We SHOULD combine it with love and use that to be a positive influence with those around us.

I am so thankful for our lessons!  I feel as though I learn so much with every chapter we discuss!  Thank you  to Michael and Linda Dlouhy for setting up MFF!  A special thanks to my mentor, John Wiser, and to all the rest here!

To Our Success,

Linda O.

P.S.  I am sorry that I will not make it on the Wednesday night call this week.  I have to work at my day job until 8 pm cst.