WALTER RUSSELL

THE GENIUS WALTER RUSSELL

12 RULES TO AN ENLIGHTENED LIFE

From the teachings of WALTER RUSSELL

~ The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe ~

The Life Triumphant is that which places what a man gives to the world in creative expression far ahead of that which he takes from it of the creation of others.

~ Walter Russell ~

I wonder if you have ever heard of Walter Russell? Yes I know you have heard of Harry Potter. But no, the two are in no way connected.

Walter Russell, to me, is about the most enigmatic genius I have ever come across. He is one of my all time favorite persons who lived an ENLIGHTENED LIFE! He was truly an ENLIGHTENED WARRIOR, in every sense of the word.

On the other hand, his more ‘famous’ nemesis Harry Potter, is but a fictitious, hocus-pocus wand waving, non-existent googly-eyed character; albeit a cute one!

I have nothing against Harry Potter, but then again, what did Harry Potter ever do to make this real world a better place?

THE MAN WHO TAPPED THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

On the other-hand, Walter Russell was a multi-faceted 20th century self-taught genius.

Walter Russell was a self-taught philosopher, musician, painter, sculptor, skater, artist, scientist, horseman, writer and lecturer, amongst other things.

I find it a little sad that our culture seems to celebrate ‘The Cubicle Man’ more than ‘The Renaissance Man’.

If only you’d get to know this remarkable one-of-a-kind genius a little more, I trust you will begin to enjoy Walter Russell’s perspective on genius as much as I have over the years that I got acquainted with him.

To help you live an ENLIGHTENED LIFE and be a truly ENLIGHTENED WARRIOR, allow me to share 12 Enlightening Rules as professed by this self-bestowed genius.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 1

CONSUMMATE GENIUS IS WITHIN YOU!

‘Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.’

~ Walter Russell ~

THE PHILOSOPHER

Walter believed that every man has consummate genius within him. Some appear to have it more than others only because they are aware of it more than others are, and the awareness or unawareness of it is what makes each one of them into masters or holds them down to mediocrity. He believed that mediocrity is self-inflicted and that genius is self-bestowed.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. If indeed mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed. I am wondering then, which one are you choosing for your life?

ii. How can you become more aware of the genius that resides within you?

iii. What mediocrities have you self-inflicted upon yourself?

iv. What is your plan to express the hidden genius within you?

I say to you:

Claim your birthright. Connect with the Genius within you!

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 2

THREE QUALITIES OF THE GENIUS

‘Great men’s lives begin at forty, where the mediocre man’s life ends. The genius remains an ever-flowing fountain of creative achievement until the very last breath he draws.’

~ Walter Russell ~

THE SCIENTIST

Every successful man or great genius has three particular qualities in common.

i. The most conspicuous of these is that they all produce a prodigious amount of work.

ii. The second is that they never know fatigue.

iii. And the third is that their minds grow more brilliant as they grow older, instead of less brilliant.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. What tireless Life-Work are you dedicating your life to? Are you breaking new grounds and entering new arenas as you move along?

ii. How much time do you spend indulging in this calling of yours on a daily basis? Do you find yourself spending more time at it, and yet feel more energized by it?

iii. Are you finding yourself becoming an authority at your Life-Work with the passage of time? Are you being acknowledged and constantly consulted on it?

I say to you:

Choose your Calling, and dedicate your entire life to it!

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 3

FOCUSED INTENTION

‘The thinking of creative and successful men is never exerted in any direction other than that intended. That is why great men produce such a prodigious amount of work, seemingly without effort and without fatigue. The amount of work such men leave to posterity is amazing.’

~ Walter Russell ~

THE MUSICIAN

“Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What about you? Where are you consciously focusing all your energy? What are the kinds of thoughts that you entertain all day long? What are the things that your mind dwells and feeds on throughout the day? What are your dominant thoughts every single day?

Remember, Emerson did tell us, “Whatever you give energy to, will grow.”

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. Are you consistently focused on the things that you DO want in your life, or upon the things that you DO NOT want in your life?

ii. Are you focused on that which matters most to you, or are you dissipating your precious energy upon the things which matter least?

iii. Is your choice of calling going to make this world a better place in anyway?

I say to you:

Become Aware. Get Focused.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 4

ABSOLUTE TRUST IN UNIVERSAL INTELLIGENCE

I have absolute faith that anything can come to one who trusts the unlimited help of the Universal Intelligence that is within, so long as one works within the law, always gives more to others than they expect, and does it cheerfully and courteously.’

~ Walter Russell ~

THE PAINTER

What is your level of trust on the workings of the Universe? The Universe functions in an orderly fashion. Whatsoever you ask, the Universe must provide in like manner.

However, you must know HOW TO ASK and you must know HOW TO RECEIVE.

You must ask with absolute Faith that the Universe can and will provide. And you must receive with absolute Gratitude so more will flow effortlessly into your life.

Know that the rewards in life are in direct proportion to the Faith that you have in the Universe to deliver and the Gratitude in accepting them.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. Are you living your highest Truth – the truth that the Universe ALWAYS reciprocates in like kind!’

ii. What is your level of Believe, Faith and Trust in the Universe to deliver?

iii. Are living in Gratitude for all that you have or are you focused on what you currently lack in your life?

I say to you:

Unto your faith shall you receive! Unto your Gratitude will it continue to flow!

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 5

CONNECT WITH YOUR UNIVERSAL SELF

“You have to gather your energy together in the same manner, conserving it and insulating it from dissipation in every direction other than that of your purpose.”

~ Walter Russell ~

THE HORSEMAN

Never let the thought of failure enter your mind. The knowledge of your unity with the Universe and the fact that you must do this thing, and the inspired belief you should do it as a demonstration of your belief in man’s unlimited power, will make you ignore the difficulties that lay in the way.

Walter Russell was a painter who had never touched clay until he was 56 when, for various reasons, he found himself in a position where he needed to sculpt a bust of Thomas Edison.

He describes his drive from New York to Florida where he did his work:

“I spent the entire time absorbed in inspirational meditation with the Universal Source of all inspiration, in order to fully realize the omnipotence of the Self within me as a preparation for doing in a masterly way what I would otherwise be unable to do…

If I had followed the usual procedure of the superficially-minded man and played bridge all the way down to Florida, or otherwise enslaved my mind by sidetracking it from its creative purpose… I would have failed. In fact, I knew in advance, from long experience in trying to achieve the unachievable, that meditation and communion between my Self and the Universal Self was the only way to achieve that impossibility.”

The resulting sculpture was stunning—one of the greatest achievements of his career.

He took inspiration from his belief that he should do great work as a DEMONSTRATION of his belief in man’s unlimited power.

This is totally resonant with the Wallace Wattles adage in the all time classic, The Science of Getting Rich: ‘The world needs demonstration more than it needs instruction.’

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. In all that you do on a daily basis, are you acting as if you could not fail?

ii. If you knew you could never fail, what (else) would you try, attempt, do that you do not now do?

iii. Do you have a special ritual to get into optimum state for the Life-Work that you are engaged in on a daily basis?

iv. Do you have a specific process to connect with your Higher Self for resources and inspiration in the pursuit of your Life-Work?

I say to you:

The world needs demonstration more than it needs instruction!

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 6

THE INCH TO GREATNESS

“You can become a great creator or a little one as the intensity of your desire is little or great.”

~ Walter Russell

THE SKATER

Early in life Walter found that to achieve greatness one had to go only one inch beyond mediocrity, but that one inch is so hard to go that only those who become aware of God in them can make the grade, for no one can achieve that one inch alone.

At room temperature water exists as a liquid. Upon boiling, as the temperature moves from 99 degree Celsius to 100 degree Celsius, water ceases being a liquid and becomes vapor, steam or gas. All it takes is but a 1 degree Celsius shift.

Water in its liquid state becomes solid as its temperature moves from 1 degree Celsius to 0 degree Celsius. Again, all it takes is but a 1 degree Celsius shift.

If you are alone long enough to get thoroughly acquainted with yourself, you will hear whisperings from the universal source of all consciousness which will inspire you and connect you with your 1 inch / 1 degree.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i.What is the 1 inch / 1 degree shift that could radically transform your life forever?

ii. How do you intend to take that 1 inch / 1 degree journey?

iii. Are you willing to do whatever it takes to make this 1 inch / 1 degree journey?

iv. What is your plan to connect with your 1 inch / 1 degree shift in consciousness?

I say to you:

Sometimes it is necessary to be silent, in order to hear more important things from within!

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 7

LOCK YOURSELF IN A ROOM

‘Lock yourself up in your room or go out in the woods where you can be alone. When you are alone the Universe talks to you in flashes of inspiration. You will find that you will suddenly know things which you never knew before. All knowledge exists in the God-Mind and is extended into this electrical universe of creative expression through desire. Knowledge is yours for the asking. You have but to plug into it.’

~ Walter Russell ~

THE SCULPTOR

Socrates gave us the key when he said: ‘A life that is not reflected upon is not worth living.’

Remember the poignant words of the great French Philosopher: ‘All of man’s problems arise due to his inability to sit quietly in a room all by himself!’

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. How often do you take time off to be by yourself?

ii. How often do you reflect on your life to see what’s working right and what’s not?

iii. When was the last time you blocked time to spend it all with yourself?

iv. Have you locked yourself up in a room lately?

I say to you:

The moment you lose yourself in the depth of silence, you will find your true self.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 8

LOVING WHAT YOU DO EQUALS TO MASTERY

‘When one trusts this inner Universal Power, it automatically draws forth the trust of the people one deals with.’

~ Walter Russell ~

THE SELF-BESTOWED GENIUS

Walter believed that every man should be master of anything he does and should do it in a masterly manner, with love, no matter what it is, whether physical work, menial or boring work, or inspirational work.

I will allow the great Kahlil Gibran to give his take on this:

“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake bitter bread that feeds but half a man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.”

Better words have never been said.

All great works have been the accomplishment of those who turned their work into play. Henry Ford had this to say, “If you turn your work into play, you will never have to work another day of your life.”

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. How do you approach your work on a daily basis?

ii. What do you think of the significance and impact of your contribution through your work?

iii. Are you embarked upon something meaningful and significant every single day of your life?

iv. Is your work your Life-Work?

I say to you:

Detect, Connect and Life your life on Purpose!

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 9

FALL IN LOVE WHAT YOU MUST DO

“I believe that when the Self of man thus walks and talks with God he as gradually ascends to the great heights and desires of his ambitions as the tree ascends from its seed, for each is working with the law and, conversely, the law is working with each.”

~ Walter Russell ~

THE MUSICIAN

There should be no distasteful tasks in one’s life. If you just hate to do a thing, that hatred for it develops body-destructive toxins, and you become fatigued very soon. You must love anything you must do. Do it not only cheerfully, but also lovingly and the very best way you know how. That love of the work which you must do anyhow will vitalize your body and keep you from fatigue.

You must surely have heard it said, if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well. But that can only happen if you can bring love into what you do.

Every successful person had their breakthrough the moment they began to live these words, “A menial task which must be mine, that shall I glorify and make an art of it.”

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. How you can bring love into what you do?

ii. How can you find what you love and turn it into your Life Work?

iii. How can you fall in love with your work and turn it into your Life Work?

iv. If you do not love what you do, why do you do it?

I say to you:

If you must do something, you might as well love doing it.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 10

DEFEATS ARE STEPPING STONES TO SUCCESS

‘In his pleasures and in distasteful tasks alike, he carried out that principle of demanding Mastery of himself in all things.’

~ Walter Russell ~

THE SCULPTOR

Walter had his share of defeats, in plenty. He made and lost fortunes and saw his great plans topple through his own errors of judgment or through other cause. But he did not recognize these as defeats. He saw them as interesting experiences of his life. To him they were valuable stepping-stones to his success.

Defeat is a condition which one must accept in order to give it reality. Refuse to give it reality by accepting it.

In his philosophy, Walter wrote these words: “Defeat I shall not know. It shall not touch me. I will meet it with true thinking. Resisting it will be my strengthening. But if, perchance, the day will give to me the bitter cup, it will sweeten in the drinking.”

Failures not only play up these ‘defeats’, but keep replaying them over and over and over again in their Minds, hence; cutting themselves off from opportunities that might transform these experiences into future successes.

Winners understand the value of ‘defeats’ and they are willing to accelerate the process of ‘failing’ so they can learn what they need to learn.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. Are you seeing ‘defeats’ as Failures?

ii. Are you seeing ‘defeats’ as nothing more than Interesting Experiences along the journey to success?

iii. Are you seeing ‘defeats’ as valuable Stepping Stones to success?

I say to you:

Change your perception about ‘defeats’ and KNOW that your ‘defeats’ are nothing but pre-requisites and springboards to your future successes!

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 11

AN INNER JOYOUSNESS

‘The personal ego must be suppressed and replaced with the Universal Ego.’

~ Walter Russell ~

WR & WIFE

Joy and happiness are the indicators of balance in a human machine, just as a change in the familiar hum in a mechanism immediately indicates an abnormality to the practiced ear of the mechanic. An inner joyousness, amounting to ecstasy, is the normal condition of the genius mind. Any lack of that joyousness develops body-destroying toxins. That inner ecstasy of the mind is the secret fountain of perpetual youth and strength in any man. He who finds it finds omnipotence and omniscience.

Imagine a mechanic incredibly familiar with his machine. The machine has a familiar hum to it such that if that hum changes he knows immediately.

Now imagine you’re the mechanic and the machine.

The hum that you, in your properly functioning state exude, is a state of joy and happiness. In fact, according to Russell, you should be listening for an inner joyousness amounting to ECSTASY as the natural rhythm of your life.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. Are you sufficiently connected with your emotions that they are able to give you moment to moment feedback on whether you are in tune with the workings of the Divine / Universe?

ii. What hum are you listening for?

iii. What hum have you been hearing?

iv. What are you going to do daily to become consciously aware of your emotions?

I say to you:

Get connected with you emotions so you may hear the hum of Joy, Love, Appreciation, Enthusiasm and Ecstasy.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE RULE 12

THE LIFE TRIUMPHANT

‘Ask and you shall receive. You must, yourself, do the asking.’

~ Walter Russell ~

WR & WIFE

The Life Triumphant is that which places what a man gives to the world in creative expression far ahead of that which he takes from it of the creation of others. And it should be every man’s greatest ambition to be that kind of man. With that desire in the heart of every man there could be no greed or selfish unbalance, nor could there be exploitation of other men, or hatred, or wars, or fear of wars.

“This is the manner of noble souls: they do not want to have anything for nothing; least of all, life. Whoever is of the mob wants to live for nothing; we others, however, to whom life gave itself, we always think about what we might best give in return.” ~ Nietzsche ~

Imagine how different your life would be if you could walk through every experience of your life with the intention to always give more than you receive.

We all know that it is in the giving that we receive, and yet we all want to be the Receiver and not the Giver.

When you become the Receiver, you are crying out to the Universe, professing that you are in lack and limitation. When you dwell upon such thoughts of self-pity, more lack and limitation will flow to you from the Universe.

When you become the Giver, you are boldly shouting out to the Universe that you have, and that is why you are able to give. Hence, more shall be given to you so that you might give even more.

ENLIGHTENED LIFE ACTION QUESTIONS

i. Are you a Giver (a King) or a Receiver (the Beggar)?

ii. What would your life be like if you lived life with the intention of always giving more through your Creative Acts than what you received from the creation of others?

iii. How would your creative contributions show up in your Personal and Professional Life?

iv. If you become a Giver, how differently will you now operate at work, in your relationships, in your community and in your emotions?

I say to you:

Seek to always GIVE more in your Creative Acts than you receive in the creation from others.

WALTER RUSSELL

Live an ENLIGHTENED LIFE

and be an ENLIGHTENED WARRIOR!


WALTER RUSSELL

The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe

WALTER RUSSEL'S LIFE WORK

Walter Russell (1871-1963) proved convincingly during his lifetime that genius is inherent in everyone. After leaving school at the age of 9, in order to earn money, he very successfully explored (amongst others) music, literature, architecture, painting, sculpture, natural sciences, new ways towards a healthy economy, philosophy and mysticism as well as figure skating, horse breeding and dressage.

Together with his wife Lao, he founded a private University for distance learning, the University of Science and Philosophy, in Swannanoa, Virgina. It still exists today and their Home Study Course in Cosmic Consciousness has helped countless people to unfold their consciousness.

For a copy of Walter Russell’s Life Work

WALTER RUSSELL The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe (it is out of print), please leave a comment at the bottom of this article or call me at 016-2019 727 /

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7 Responses to “WALTER RUSSELL”

  1. Al Olson Says:

    Have studied WR’s course and read most of his books. Somewhere in all that material there was a statement made that there was a good deal more to reveal; however, it was felt that the minds of earth’s people were not adequately prepared for it; and further, that said material may be or would be released sometime in the future!…

    Are you aware of this?…

    Sincerely

    Al (I’m 83 and have severe vision restrictions from glaucoma)

  2. Thank you so much for posting this. i am taking every word to heart

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  4. Jerimy Ross Fitzgerald Says:

    Well i gotta share that i in my younger years had the distinct pleasure of working for the usp with dr binder at the swannanoa home and one time hq for usp.”also had the distinct pleasure of caring for wltr and laos eternal resting place.”there dogs plot as well.i was the building maintenance supervisor in charge for the care of and repair of the mansion in swannanoa va.as a waynesboro va resident my friends and i often frequented the mansion grounds as teenagers to do teenager things.lol.i have spent some of the most memorable and wonderful times of my life in laos flower garden.as well as inside myself lost in silence in the top of the left hand tower while sketching some of my greater creations .the writings and drawings on display there are absolutely lovely.and just being able to spend time in the very place wr and lao spent many wonderful years.is and always will be a treasure to me.although i hadntt the pleasuree of meeting ether of them i did become close with a close and lifelong friend of laos who to the best of my knowledge still resides in her given quaters at the mansion…as to als comment…there are many unpublished writings and music from w and lao both.not sure why unpublished nor have or would i disturb these items although the temptation to sneek a peak in sum of the sketch portfolios in storage was very great conidering myself an artist that shaares a true vision of life with wr thru graphite and parchment

  5. fred masterson Says:

    my wife and I have a bust of walter russell dated and signed by him 1953 in perfect condition–I can not find any information on it or its value,could you give me some imformation on the bust? thanks Fred Masterson

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