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By Joseph Murphy, DD, Ph.D.
Edited and Updated for the 21st Century By Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D.
MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL THROUGH THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND For an Enriched Life By Joseph Murphy, DD, Ph.D. Edited and Updated for the 21st Century By Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D. Copyright 2005 The James A. Boyer Revocable Trust.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Series Preface Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3 Ch. 4 Ch. 5 Ch. 6 Ch. 7 Ch. 8 Ch. 9 Ch. 10 The Wonder of Master Thought Your Friend the Subconscious The Unbelievable Power of Suggestion Practical Meditation Do Constellations Govern You? Speaking in Tongues A New Look at Reincarnation Living an Inspired Life Getting Results from Prayer How to Think with Authority
Introduction to Series
Wake up and live! No one is destined to be unhappy, consumed with fear and worry, live in poverty, suffer ill health, and feel rejected and inferior. God created all humans in His image and has given us the power to overcome adversity and attain happiness, harmony, health and prosperity. You have within yourself the power to enrich your life! How to do this is no secret. It has been preached, written about and practiced for millennia. You will find it in the books of the ancient philosophers. All of the great religions have preached it. It is in the Hebrew Scriptures, The Christian Gospels, the Greek philosophers, the Muslim Koran, the Buddhist sutras, the Hindu Bhavad Gita, and the writings of Confucius and Lao Tse. You will find it in the works of modern psychologists and theologians. This is the basis of the philosophy of Dr. Joseph Murphy, one of the great inspirational writers and lecturers of the twentieth century. He was not just a clergyman, but also a major figure in the modern interpretation of scriptures and other religious writings. As Minister-Director of the Church of Divine Science in Los Angeles, his lectures and sermons were attended by 1300 to 1500 people every Sunday. Millions of people tuned in his daily radio program. He wrote over 30 books. His most famous book, The Power of the Unconscious Mind, first published in 1963, became an immediate best seller. It was acclaimed as one of the best selfhelp guides ever written. Millions of copies have been sold and continue to be sold all over the world. Following the success of this book, Dr. Murphy lectured to thousands of people in several countries. In his lectures he pointed out how real people have
radically improved their lives by applying specific aspects of his concepts and provided practical guidelines on how all people can enrich their lives. Dr. Joseph Murphy was a proponent of the New Thought movement. This movement was developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century by many philosophers and deep thinkers, who studied this phenomenon and preached, wrote and practiced a new way of looking at life. By combining a metaphysical, spiritual and pragmatic approach to the way we think and live, they uncovered the secret of attaining what we truly desire. This philosophy was not a religion in the traditional sense, but it was based on an unconditional belief in a higher being, an eternal presence, God. It was called by various names such as “New Thought” and “New Civilization.” The proponents of the New Thought or New Civilization preached a new idea of life that brings out new methods and more perfected results. They base their thinking on the concept that the human soul is linked with the atomic mind of universal substance, which links our lives with the universal law of supply and we have the power to use it to enrich our lives. To achieve our goals, we must work for it, and this working, we may suffer the thorns and heartaches of humankind. We can do all these things only as we have found the law and worked out the understanding of the law, which God seemed to have written in riddles in the past. The New Thought concept can be summed up in these words: You can become what you want to be. All that we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts. In a justly ordered universe, where loss of balance would mean total destruction, individual responsibility must be absolute. Our weaknesses and strengths, purity and impurity are ours alone and that of another person. They are
brought about by ourselves and not by another. They can only be altered by ourselves, never by another. All our happiness and suffering are evolved from within. As we think, so we are; as we continue to think, so we remain. The only way we can rise, conquer and achieve is by lifting up our thoughts. The only reason we may remain weak, abject and miserable is to refuse to lift up our thoughts. All achievements, whether in the business, intellectual or spiritual world are the result of definitely directed thought, are governed by the same law and are of the same method; the only difference lies in the object of attainment. Those who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; those who would achieve must sacrifice much; those who would attain a great deal must sacrifice a great deal. New Thought means a new life: a way of living that is healthier, happier, and more fulfilling in every possible manner and expression. The "New Life" is predicted on age-old, universal laws of mind, and the way of infinite spirituality within the heart and mind of everyone. Actually, there is nothing new in New Thought, for it is as old and timehonored as humankind. It is new to us when we discover the truths of life that set us free from lack, limitation, and unhappiness. At that moment, New Thought becomes a reoccurring, expanding awareness of the creative power within, of mind-principle, and of our divine potential to be, to do, and to express more of our individual and natural abilities, aptitudes, and talents. Central to mind-principle is that new thoughts, ideas, attitudes, and beliefs create new conditions:" According to our beliefs is it done unto us." - Good, bad, indifferent. The essence of New Thought consists of the continuing renewing of our mind, that we may prove what is good, and acceptable, and the perfect will of God.
willing to change and to relinquish old." We have within us limitless power to choose." The very word "conformed" suggests our present environment has form. and to have trustworthy knowledge and experience of. and new consciousness. easy to demonstrate. or to be transformed. The world accepts and believes. improprieties. which inspires and enables us to enter into "life more abundant. should not. and edicts of others.that which is visible and apparent to our own senses. To be conformed is to live according to that which already has taken or has been given form . ideas. that our environment is the cause of our present condition and circumstance-. and honesty. to decide. and inequalities. We may. beliefs. and when. generally. there can be no change. The renewing of our mind constitutes the entire purpose and practice of New Thought.if. and to accept new ideas and concepts . and our complete freedom to do so -. we do find ourselves involved in them at times. and we do not. outmoded beliefs. daily renewal. To be conformed is to live and to be governed "by the fleeting and unstable fashions and conditions of the moment. All around us there are injustices. or a healing presence within. and do our best to resolve them with integrity and the intelligence which we posses now. and within the realm of accomplishment of everyone -. Without this on-going. The truths of New Thought are practical.to have a higher vision of life. Real New Thought establishes and realized and entirely new attitude.To prove is to know surely. All that is required is an open mind and a willing heart: open to hearing old truth presented in a new and different way. and we should face them with courage.to be conformed. opinions. deny its existence. he or she chooses.that the usual reaction and tendency is 4 .
True. "from lack to abundance.through this indwelling wisdom and power. The Revealing Word. The outer environment. limitation to fullness. Who can prevent 5 . and the recognition.worse. the pull of the oceans and tides. In his book. surroundings. and without equivocation). and to the past -. It is giving all power. because it is self-imposed. to the outer. The outer environment is always in correspondence to our consciousness.by choice and by decision and by the lack of knowledge of the functioning of our wonderful and primary faculty – the creative power of the mind. illness to vibrant health" -. was a firm believer in personal responsibility.to drift into a state of acquiescence and quiet acceptance of the present. New Thought insists on the renewal of the mind. Neither can we change the minds and thoughts of another person . and acknowledgement of our responsibility in life-. he wrote (simple." Anyone who is open and willing to accept the responsibility has begun the transformation . One of the most active and effective of New Thought teachers. manifested state. there are some things we cannot change: the movement of planets." (Which is qualitatively better and more fulfilling). and granted. loneliness to companionship.is directed toward our goals and aspirations. and imagination -."Our consciousness is our real environment. the change in seasons.our ability to respond to the truths we now know. "To transform" is: "To change from one condition or state to another. Charles Fill. and the apparent rising and setting of the sun.the renewal of the mind that enables us to participate in our transformed life. co-founder of Unity School or Christianity.but we can change ourselves. the healing presence will remain within. This is conformity of the worst kind: the consciousness of defeatism -. and attention.
creative ideas. transforming your mind. actual transformation depends entirely on stirring up the gifts within -the invisible. and why. We should know what we're doing. 6 . and align yourself with the infinite spirit within. Claim beauty. opinions. our entire being. contemplate divine peace. discord. filling our mind and heart. subconscious mind. However. and absorb into our mentality those qualities that we desire to experience and to express. unhappiness.or inhibit the movement of your mind. imagination. and intangible. Your thought is the medium between your spirit. spiritual power given fully to every one of us. It makes little or no sense. disharmony. peace of mind -. You can begin now to fill your mind with noble and God-like patterns of thoughts. This. impressions. Theoretical knowledge is good and necessary. and expect peace to manifest is to expect the apple seed to grow into a pear. We all desire. But it is the way of the world. and the infinite will respond accordingly. and the material. You can be transformed by the renewing of your mind. and only this.the greatest gift-. Your mind is a recording machine. body. "First say. wisdom. peace be unto this house. it heals the wounds of heartbreak and emotional pain.in order to bring it into our environment. and all the beliefs. ultimately break up and dissolve the very real claims and bondage of past unhappiness and distress. peace. your body. think upon. Mentally. love. The transformation begins as we meditate. and circumstances. "This is the key to a new life. But you can change your mind." To contemplate lack of peace. and ideas accepted by you are impressed in your deeper. and emotionally. In addition. and your will? Only you can give that power to another. and require. it violates all sense of reason.
7 . complete. "They that worship God worship the spirit. Meta. beauty. life. form. It is desirable and necessary to transform our lives by ceasing to conform to the world's way of choosing. ageless .to repent -. moving through us. following as a natural result. Behind all things is meta-. love. the science of pure being. or deciding. Metaphysics. or figure.where necessary. Biblically. God. and goodwill. shapeless." This is expressed in a beautiful. As a result. dogma.is above that. then. and ritual ." When we have the spirit of goodness. The word metaphysical has become a synonym for the modern. we are wishing for ourselves." Metameans "above.To achieve this we must seek ways to change our minds -. Considered by some to have been his greatest writing -. whole. truth.the mind."above or beyond the physical:" the world of form.to begin to determine the cause behind the physical event and man-made doctrine. truth.can it not be defined? How can it be defined? "To define it is to limit it. whatever we wish for another. means "above or beyond physics" . the spirit of God is good. or truth. it is actually God in us. organized movement. real New Thought.is the spirit of the mind.to enter the inner realm of the metaphysical. or beyond". renewal and transformation will occur. timeless. energy. I AM the silent brooding presence." We must believe and accept that whatever we imagine and feel to be true will come to pass. fixed in the hearts of all men (and women). The dictionary definition is: "beyond natural science. old meditation: "Ever the same in my innermost being: eternal. I AM indivisible. absolutely one. Aristotle first used it. Metaphysics. spirit . meta. according to the events already formed and manifested . perfect.without face.his 13 th Volume was simply entitled.
and yet still be a metaphysician. or derived from. thought. I bless. but it is universal.I wound. we punish ourselves by misuse of the mind. and evil. electricity can provide power that makes life easier or more deadly. and heal others.he understood the mind and employed it to lift up. which is now manifest.and as in nature (physical laws). or the result. their belief is metaphysical. I." In other words and most simply stated: Spirit. We also are blessed (benefited) when we comprehend this fundamental principle. and philosophers who claim no creed. The Bible says: "I form the light. One can be a Jew. Metaphysics. and learn and accept a new thought or an entire concept. I heal. Metaphysics approaches spiritual ideas as scientists approach the world of form. in my opinion. I make peace. mind. Jesus was a master metaphysician . I curse. inspire. If a mind is changed. but rather with that which is causing the effect. scientists. 8 . Muslim. then. Buddhist. the effect is changed. For example water can clean us or drown us. is the study of causation . and create darkness. and presence. and meta is the expression of creative presence and power -." No angry deity is punishing us. any power can be used two ways. do all these things . is that it is not confined to any one particular creed.concerned not with the effect. the Lord. Christian. The strength and beauty of metaphysics. or a cause is changed.Emerson wrote: "We are what we think all day long. Just as they investigate the mind or causation from which the visible is formed. or the result. There are poets.
or value. "I am a Christian. Quimby. Quimby wrote about his work in 1837. he replied.When the Mahatma Gandhi (the "great-souled" one) was asked what his religion was." The phrase "New Thought" has become a popular.. the emphasis is toward the individual." It reveals our identity: "Children of the infinite" . a Hindu.. After experimenting with mesmerism for a period of years. It reveals our purpose to express God. Many thousands have been introduced to New Thought through one or another of its advocates... the innate dignity and worth.. and usually considered to have begun with Phineus P. centers. prayer groups. unfriendly desert wasteland. and the greater measures of the Good. in New Thought. and in truth. Metaphysics has always been. he concluded that it was not the hypnotism itself. generalized term. and ends the sense of separation and feeling of alienation. Metaphysics enables and assists us to return to our Divine Source. "I AM come to bring you life and that more abundantly. but the 9 . of wandering in a barren. Metaphysics actually is the oldest of all religious approaches. In fact. But.That we are loved and have spiritual value as necessary parts of the Creative Holy (whole) One. of every individual. rather than an organizational body or function. a Jew. Its formation was gradual. there is nothing new in New Thought. In a fascinating article in New Thought Magazine. as we said. is now. a Buddhist.. Comprised of a very large number of churches. I AM all these things..ever patiently waiting our discovery and revelation.. and ever will be available to all . and institutions this has become a metaphysical movement which reveals the oneness or unity of humankind with infinite life.
he was a prolific writer and diarist." because these men and women were truly spirits in rebellion to existing dogmatism. Progress may seem ever so slow . containing process. He found that there was much confusion about the true meaning of many biblical passages that caused misunderstanding and misinterpretation of Jesus Christ in the Bible. though. Pray Your Way Through It: The Revelation. He eventually became a wonderful student of the Bible. we discover that there have been periods of learning. he had a brilliant. ministers.conditioning of the subconscious mind that led to the resulting changes. and even more tomorrow. Although Quimby had very little formal education. rituals. authors. he commented that Heaven was noted as being "awareness. and eternal. possess ye your soul. We have all the time we need -. Dr.a gradual. and creeds. and we needn't make these mistakes again. Many are impatient with themselves. Braden became no longer content with status quo. Braden. Looking back.eternity. Records have been published detailing the development of his findings. All through the twentieth century so many inspired teachers. In addition to this."In patience. and with what they consider failures. 10 . Chas E. and was a very original thinker. boundless. Never will we experience a point where there can be nothing more to be discovered. Rebelling at inconsistencies caused the fear of religion. Dr. of the University of Chicago." and Earth. New thought is an individual practice of the truths of life . He duplicated two-thirds of the Old and New Testament healings. It is infinite. and lecturers contributed to the New Thought movement." In Dr. and refused any longer to conform. called these people "Spirits in Rebellion. We can learn a bit today. Murphy’s book. investigative mind.
Muslim. Identify with these truths. faith. When we see. 11 . Murphy has synthesized the profundities of this power and has put it into an easily understood and pragmatic form so that you can apply it immediately in your life. The concepts these citations illustrate should not be viewed as sectarian. the law of belief. He often reiterated that the essence of knowledge is in the law of life. This is the message of the Bible and nine-tenths of our confusion today is due to wrongful. Jean Murphy. It is pure and simple belief. confidence. wisdom. many of his examples and citations come from the Bible. In a lecture she gave in 1986.” His wife. It is not Catholic. Murphy discussed the techniques of maximizing your potential through the power of the subconscious mind.your new dimension of consciousness. Dr. sermons and radio addresses in which Dr. boundless love. and the powers regnant within them. that is see spiritually. we then realize that in the absolute. continued his ministry after his death in 1981. Protestant. In the books in this series. the messages conveyed by them are universal and are preached in most religions and philosophies. she reiterated his philosophy: “I want to teach men and women of their Divine Origin. all is blessed. This book and the others in this series consist of a compilation of lectures. Dr. Indeed. literal interpretation of the life-transforming truths offered in it. As Dr. “Do unto others accordingly. perfection. quoting her late husband. I want to inform that this power is within and that they are their own saviors and capable of achieving their own salvation."manifestation. harmony. absolute peace. calm the sea of fear. or Hindu belief. Your new heaven is your new point of view . and become stronger and surer. Murphy was a Protestant minister.
How could these be wrong? Desire is behind all progress.no feeling. I want to help others at every stage or level of consciousness to learn of the wonders within. He said that extinction of desire means apathy -. Without desire nothing would be accomplished. desire for health. for love. For example. sooner or later takes form and is expressed or experienced as fact. form. the man on the street. if ill. It is health and wholesome to desire to become more and better than we were yesterday. We must believe we can improve our lives. if poor. the mind of a successful executive. We have the power within us to change negative beliefs to positive ones and thereby change our lives for the better. events of life. companionship and security. A belief –whether it is true. 12 . the ruler of your world for you are one with God. condition. circumstance.” She said of her husband: “He was a practical mystic. no action. desire for companionship. Desire for health.“I want to reach the majority. lonely. Murphy was a firm believer that it was God’s plan for people to be healthy. His message summed up was: “You are the king. abundance. . possessed by the intellect of a scholar. It is all right to desire. desire for wealth wells up from within.” Dr. He countered those theologians and others who claimed desire was evil and urged people to crush out all desire. It is the creative power and must be channeled constructively. He preached that desire is a gift of God. the heart of the poet. prosperous and happy. false or merely indifferent—sustained over a period of time becomes assimilated and is incorporated into our mentality. Unless countermanded by belief of an opposite nature. the woman overburdened with duty and suppression of her talents and abilities.
impressions are made in the brain cells. worry. Murphy’s philosophy. we have incorporated material from some of Dr. Your subconscious mind. On the other hand. and other destructive forms of thinking. To enhance and augment Dr. being creative and one with your divine source. This is very favorable for you if your habitual thoughts are harmonious.You give the command and your subconscious mind will faithfully obey it. It draws on the infinite power. Murphy’s lectures have been combined. Jean Murphy’s lectures and have added examples of people whose success reflects Dr. will proceed to create the freedom and happiness that you have earnestly decreed. You will get a reaction or response from your subconscious mind according to the nature of the thought you hold in your conscious mind. The books in this series are: 13 . the remedy is to recognize the omnipotence of your subconscious mind and decree freedom. weeks or longer. if you have indulged in fear. Sometimes it seems to bring about an immediate solution to your difficulties. energy and wisdom within you. It lines up all the laws of nature to get its way. happiness. it proceeds to put it into effect immediately. As soon as your subconscious accepts any idea. but at other times it may take days. The habitual thinking of your conscious mind establishes deep grooves in your subconscious mind. Psychologists and psychiatrists point out that when thoughts are conveyed to your subconscious mind. Now for the first time Dr. It works by association of ideas and uses every bit of knowledge that you have gathered in your lifetime to bring about its purpose. edited and updated in six new books that bring his teachings into the 21st Century. peaceful and constructive. perfect health and prosperity. Murphy’s original lectures.
• Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind To Develop Self Confidence and Self Esteem.• Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind To Create Wealth and Success. Arthur R. To truly maximize your potential. • Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind For a More Spiritual Life. Ph. take them to heart. you must study these principles. • Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind To Overcome Fear and Worry. • Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind For Health and Vitality. • Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind For an Enriched Life Just reading these books will not improve your life. integrate them into your mentality and apply them as an integral part of your approach to every aspect of your life. Editor August 2005 14 .D. Pell.
It sees that there are evil appearances and suffering in the world. God is Spirit. Divine Science seeks to relate religion to our daily needs. To understand his views. He presents time-tested formulas that all readers can apply to their personal lives. affirming that for every need there is God's perfect answer. for this limits our ability to perceive God's true nature. visible and invisible. everywhere present.Preface Living an enriched life! Isn’t that a goal all people aim for? In this book. seeking to accept the good in people and all of life. As noted in the Introduction to the series. reasonable living based on the omnipresence of God. Murphy was a proponent of the New Thought movement. Divine Science is an extremely positive approach to life. the one and only Spirit behind. Murphy’s interpretation of the Scriptures. Dr. In order to understand the rational behind Dr. Dr. Its main textbook is the Bible. his version of the Judeo-Christian Bible is often quite different from that of traditional theologians. Divine Science stresses that God is not a physical person in the sky. 15 . It teaches practical. Murphy promulgates his formula for achieving this universally desired goal. Divine Science denies the existence of any power or presence opposed to God. it is helpful to understand the basic philosophy of this group. but ascribes these to our ignorance and erroneous use of God's laws of life. Murphy draws on the Bible as the major source for his concepts. Dr. in and through all things. sometimes called the Church of Religious Science. Murphy was a minister of the Church of Divine Science. Dr. As in all of his writings. and it relates its lessons to your life and everyday experiences. Divine Science is part of that movement. However.
Divine Science also believes in eternal life and views the present moment as part of this eternal life. word and act has upon your life. Its main concern is not so much with a "future life" but with teaching people how to live fully in the present. Prayer is not seen as a technique for changing God.Divine Science has no creedal requirements. Jesus expressed His divine potential and sought to show us how to express ours as well. Salvation is then the expanding understanding of one's innate divinity and perfectibility through living the life demonstrated by Jesus. joyous ways. 16 . It seeks not to emphasize one's sins of the past. As a Christian denomination. Divine Science sees worship as serving God by uplifting and glorifying God's spirit in humankind in positive. Much emphasis is placed on the effective power that every thought. ritual. seeing the good in all things. but instead gives attention to the good that exists in every person and what can be done with the now to transform one's self and his life. or ecclesiastical garb. Different religions are like spokes on a wheel with the hub being God. Divine Science chooses to believe that there is good in every religion. Consequently. Divine Science does not deny anyone the right to have his or her own beliefs. They may be set apart by a variance of belief and approaches but they are all seeking the one God as the hub of all life. but goes further and assures that all people are children of God and therefore divine in nature. but for expanding and transforming your mind. Divine Science explains the mind as your connecting link with God or Divine Mind and shows how the action of your mind affects your body and circumstances. dogma. feeling. and thus changing you. Divine Science proclaims the divinity of Jesus.
and applying the concepts proposed in this book so that you will maximize your potential through the power of your subconscious mind and achieve an enriched life. understanding. 17 . you will find similar teachings in Buddhist writings. Murphy asks you to keep an open mind and not let your preconceptions and prejudices hold you back from studying. which are the bases of Dr. the Muslim Koran. the Jewish Talmud and the works of philosophers from many cultures. Indeed. Murphy’s writings. Dr.Many of the precepts of Divine Science. are meaningful and accepted by non-Christians.
and the passive body accompanied him. -. There are countless examples of how thoughts can be controlled so that the idea of disease or depression will drop out of consciousness and will change your life.Chapter 1 . who was disabled by the severing of the large ligaments of the right ankle.a feat that would seem to be well nigh impossible for a person in full wakefulness and soundness of limb to accomplish. But. At length. The all-absorbing thought of 18 . The wife of a tailor in New Hampshire who had been confined to bed for years as a helpless and hopeless invalid was awakened in the middle of the night with flames in her room. There is much evidence that shows that you life can be bettered by mastering your thoughts. I witnessed a case of a person who suffered from longstanding rheumatic lameness. he suddenly paused in the road and exclaimed that he had forgotten to limp. Often this is not necessary. The house was on fire. when under a diverting influence of an absorbing conversation. could not step his foot on the floor in his wakeful hours. My older brother. there was no time for debating the question of whether she could rise and walk or couldn't walk. You can live an enriched and happy life if only you are determined to do so. was seen to walk for a quarter of a mile without any show of lameness. which is the master thought. In the somnambulistic state he forgot both his lameness and his body. The inner and real person walked and climbed. Yet.The Wonders of Master Thought Many people live miserable and devastating lives because of disabilities – some perceived and others real. in a state of somnambulism he would walk in his sleep and go where he wanted to go.
out of weakness has made people strong. The time is not far off when people will be educated in the use of these latent and dormant powers. In her case. when asked to lift an obstruction out of your path. These cases were not miracles but facts in harmony with law -. to use his own expression. stopped the mouths of lions. "Where are my arms with which I can do it?" 19 . and to sum up the sublime effects in a few words. the cure was permanent. crowded with meaning. you are here to use it. the same faith which has subdued kingdoms. This was not merely the command of a despotic will issuing its orders to the body.the sovereignty of the mind over the body. but news would come from the army that demanded all the strength of his activity. It is like. he would say to his body. If faith is a causal agent and power will accomplish such results. You are not to get faith in any way. wrought righteousness. "Be well!" and it obeyed him. and in the exercise of that self-originating power of thought that is usually but erroneously called free will. and this suddenly dropped out of her mind and. obtained promises. which is as useless as to issue an order to a rock or fly. He said that he was at times nailed to his bed by sickness. is the cure of disease by it to be deemed incredible and impossible achievement? The oft-repeated question will again rise -. In a speech made many years ago in the City of New York by Louis Kossuth. a former political leader in Hungary. escaped the edge of the sword.How am I to get this faith? The very question involved in it a fundamental mistake. We are looking for what we already possess. she ran out of doors and the body went with it. you inquire.impending danger effaced from her mind the idea of disease. quenched the violence of fire. But it was an act of faith. in spirit.
today and forever. The visible motion is the outward expression of an unseen mental force. the power that does it is out of sight. when you move a chair or a table. which is called volition. The absolute impossibility and nonexistence of physical causation is a prominent article in the creed of the spiritual person. whether in the human body or the world at large. and Science of the Mind. To be absolutely sure of anything. We must fix it in our thoughts as a fundamental axiom that matter. it never changes. The absolute impossibility and nonexistence of physical causation is a prominent article in the creed of the spiritual person. in all its modification. or was it somebody's mind and will that tied it? Today all modern metaphysics. is never anything but an effect of which some spiritual force is the originating and governing cause. is admitted.the same yesterday. and similar teachings conform to that. movements. and qualities. So. The body can never affect the mind. God governs the universe and our bodily organisms. of course. That should be a master thought. you can be sure of one thing: God is God -. In a way. But before we surrender our position. In the atmosphere of the world of both matter and mind there is a lower and upper stratum that move in opposite directions. also. This. conditions. you raise your arm. It is said that if you tie a ligature around the arm or the leg it will interfere with the circulation and obstruct the healthy action of the limb.Faith is only the action of the mind above the plane of sense with its false and deceptive appearances. we may be allowed to pause and inquire if the cord tied itself. Turn this affirmation bottom side up and you get the truth. The law never changes 20 . When you exert mental energy. this is analogous to this. forms. Modern science conforms to it.
Now. a fluidic universe. He must have reached the point of transition.the same yesterday. She said. he passed on in his sleep. today and forever? The universe is a universe of constant changing. She had a dominant idea: It is God in action. As she was absolutely sure she would get this contract. Then. He had not revealed these things to her at all. something she didn’t know. living in Los Angeles. her Higher Self protected her. There are some women who get angry when these things happen. Recently. word came to us that he had died in the taxicab on the way to the marriage ceremony. How could she be absolutely sure of anything in this universe except that God is God and the law is law-. she realized she didn't control the life of the man who promised her the contract. and peace floods his mind. God's love fills his soul. He also was an alcoholic. After all. Rather than curse her bad luck. I've been praying for guidance and right action. But she had the right attitude. because their Higher Self 21 . You see. which means all around harmony and peace. and the prospective bridegroom. When she got there the next day she learned that he had died in his sleep the night before. this young woman wasn't the least bit disturbed.A woman. and she was grateful. She said. "Well. I was in a church in Forest Lawn attending a wedding. This man had cardiovascular disease. she used the master thought. We waited for about an hour. "Infinite Spirit reveals the perfect plan for the development of my idea and reveals the perfect plan for a new contract for me in its own way. never showed up." In time she received a contract in Los Angeles far greater than the one she would have received in New York City. received a phone call from a man in New York City who had arranged for her to come to New York to sign a contract for a lucrative deal. she immediately flew to New York." An interesting thing developed after that.
That's fear and anxiety. Be careful about nothing. But the actor who knows the law is careful about nothing. But the actor who knows the law of mind said. He is not tense or anxious. There is no certainty in conditions or circumstances. "I can play that. or listlessness. associates.”. You have done your best. ten people should be able to do it much quicker. So. You know the sun will rise in the morning. You are not tense or anxious or worried whether you will get it or won't get it. that's right. and she blessed him and walked on. you sought help." He can't lose with that master thought. 0 Lord. You must believe the saying. When you have Divine indifference your prayer is always answered. There is that old idea: If a person can dig a ditch in one hour. "Either this. They are all equally good.Well. So. What are you going to do? Run around in circles? Talk about it to 22 . or something grander or greater in the sight of my Higher Self. Everything passes away. she was saved all that. you are not the least bit anxious or tense. the three of them can't get it. I can play that role. and they are all looking for the role of Romeo in Shakespeare’s play. You have asked your confreres." That's a master thought. You know that when you call upon it. I am out of work. So. There are three men who are good actors. when you have ten people working for you. I stand. it doesn't mean carelessness. Now. my God. you get something grander or greater. it answers you. because he knows that Divine indifference brings about results.protected them from some tragedy. or apathy." Then he adds. You know the seeds you put in the soil will grow. You tried in every possible way to solve it and you couldn't. If you don't get it. You have tried to solve your problem. the old prayer is: "Either this or something grander and greater in thy sight. “Having done all. They all can play the role. When you have a Divine indifference. You know it's impossible for your prayer to fail.
So. "I make so many mistakes. Having done all. The subconscious accepted it and it stayed in the darkness. wisdom. 0 Lord. It's All Wise. That tendency of the subconscious mind is to create more error in his life. the kingdom of intelligence. he would have a cup of tea. and power within your own subconscious mind. He tried to solve the thing with his conscious mind. he also asked his confreres. or lecture. when and where? How long. "There is lots of error in me." He says. Let the creative power of your subconscious mind take over. which knows all. it knows all. and when it was ready it was presented full-blown into his conscious mind. Be still and know that I am God. "Why do I make so many mistakes? He said there is a lot of error in me.stand quietly. the answer is there. you are at ease. Relax -.others? What you need is peace of mind. you stand. he dwelt upon it from all angles. and he said sometimes when he was not thinking about it at all the answer would flow into his conscious mind like toast pops out of a toaster. A man said to me. how long? You have turned it over. and he called it the incubation process. and tranquility." Your subconscious mind takes you literally when you talk that way. "Take your bloated nothingness out of the way. He turned it over to the deeper mind full of wisdom and intelligence and then he would take a stroll on the campus. Still the wheels of your mind and know that your own I AM-ness is the Lord God Almighty. and came against a stonewall. you are relaxed. because he is constantly saying. 23 ." Your subconscious takes you literally. Emerson wrote. You have given the assignment to your deeper mind. You always know when you have turned it over because you are full of faith and confidence. That's called the incubation process." The kingdom of God is within. It would well up from the depths. It will solve the whole thing for you if you will get out of your own way. Truth frees you from that error. you are not wondering how. Einstein realized that. serenity. Stop trying to solve it with your conscious mind.
But the subconscious mind acts in an irrational manner. They have a sense of guilt. Go and sin no more. The conscious mind doesn't look upon that fact as plausible. the Living Spirit Almighty.” The son is your own mind. the subconscious acts accordingly. God lives in your subconscious mind. They want to inflict punishment on themselves for their guilty feelings. hostility.” The Spirit within never condemns. “Hath no one condemn thee. "I didn't want to be a pharmacist. Yet. He said. and you judge and you condemn yourself. never punishes. the Self Originating Spirit. who told me one time he was a pharmacist. and sense of failure and you have a sense of guilt and you want to punish yourself. You can get hold of the truth. if you go in with resentment. who was a pharmacist. If the unconscious is wrongly directed it destroys your peace and your effectiveness in this world. With guilt comes fear. All judgment is given to the “son. Its eyes are too pure to behold inequity and cannot look on evil. I hated the whole thing. But my father. my Lord. there is no one punishing them but themselves. They are driven by some deep. At the International New Thought Convention in Chicago I talked with a minister.like the chronic gambler or the chronic alcoholic. but I hated the whole thing.Psychiatrists say the greatest factor in the human nature is the unconscious mind. the Life Principle. Many have a desire to hurt themselves -. People who fail constantly have a pattern of failure. and then comes forth selfpunishment. Neither do I condemn thee. We call that the subconscious. insisted. They feel they should fail. If you go in with negativity. 'You should take over my business when I am old and when I retire. hate. He sent me to college and he said. Have no one. I resented drugs." When he graduated he took a job at another pharmacy 24 . The Infinite Life Principle can't punish you. unconscious impulse.' To please him I went through the motions.
Then he said that he was so shocked. and you were always saying. Some time ago I talked with a young girl who was 19 years of age." and he called on her feeling of devotion. So. the prescription was never sent out. he went to a psychiatrist. 'Yes. Her father said. That's a wonderful master thought. you put them aside for another pharmacist to check to see how much you put in or to see what you used. You take care of me. not what his father wanted him to do.'" What I resent I bind. when the prescription was checked. The custom was in most modern pharmacies. I did. Your subconscious wanted you to escape. He said." "I was shocked at my error. 'I want to get out of this. She wanted to 25 . He is doing what he loves to do. what I love I release. which would lead to your discharge and dismissal. Your subconscious accepts the dominant of two ideas. Her mother had passed on.' I had used cocaine instead of codeine. I'm old. The psychiatrist explained it to him. bequeathed a large sum of money for her education. Your father more or less forced you into it against your will. when you use certain drugs or chemicals.One day he was dispensing a prescription for a quarter grain of codeine for fever for a young girl. 'Did you use this?' He said. you know. You can have a master thought that God is guiding you and God loves you and cares for you. How will I get out of it? I hate it. she told him point blank that he wanted to escape. Don't fool with your subconscious mind. Of course. There is always a tendency in the subconscious to help us out. "You hated the drug business. the other pharmacist asked. That’s emotional blackmail. Look what I did for you. She said. This man is a very successful minister today. "You stay home. It's called the checking process. and very conveniently your subconscious caused you to make that mistake. what he wants to do. because it would have been a disastrous thing.
"Well.' Your subconscious came to your aid in the wrong way. she wanted dates. She waited on him three times a day. whining. and I let him go. That she should pay him back. she cut her right hand severely. health. The master thought is highly destructive. and peace by praying in the right way. Then she learned something. all ineptness and foolishness. I hate this whole thing. How long. She wanted to escape. That's impressed on her subconscious mind. how long? He would remind her all the time of what he had done for her. all misconceptions. and she resented him like poison. It became infected and she was in a hospital for many weeks. and actual hatred towards her father. and she wanted to go dancing. fill your mind now with the truths of God. You had a basic desire to injure yourself to get out of an intolerable situation. she had a sense of guilt because she knew it was wrong to hate and resent her father. demanding old man who had no sense of love or understanding. 'I forgive myself for harboring these negative. That's her master thought. "All right. Say. She had no social activity. I release my father to God. rage. She wanted to live her own life. Cutting your hand was not an accident. it can't come forth in a constructive way. continuously fill your subconscious mind with the truths of harmony. you have the wrong attitude. But first empty your mind of all preconceived notions. I didn't make him. I release him. The father was a querulous.'" 26 . I am responsible for the way I think about him. In talking with her. I said. 0 Lord. anger. destructive thoughts. Her subconscious came to her aid. Because if you have a negative. I said. I didn't create him. destructive emotion. Yes. Her mind was full of resentment. all the time resenting it and hating it. and you programmed your subconscious by thinking.go to college. like any other young girl. 'I want to get out of this. I loose him. there are no accidents. Deliberately. I want to extricate myself from this. hostility. assiduously.
I am going to college. That's what that girl did. that she wanted a social life of her own. your awareness. There is something you and I can do about our attitude toward these constant changes. You can't be frustrated forever. So God revealed the perfect plan for freedom. Plato said. and inhibited in the home. you have plenty of money. shall pass away. "I am a channel for the Divine. I believe and I know that I will lead the blind in the way they know not.Then she wrote a letter to her father and said. "Mind is God. I want a good education now. Everything is change in this universe. Love always frees and gives. Get an aide. too. The truth flows through me and I know what to do. it is what we think about what happens. I wish for you all the blessings of life but I am no longer going to remain frustrated. Maybe you will wake up in the morning and there is a new president or new king. My mother gave me money to go to college. no hostility." That's not love. It's the opposite of it. Your mother has passed on. peace and love." She got a complete healing." For the Bible says. If the father had any love he would rejoice that his daughter wanted an education. Emotional blackmail never pays dividends. Your thought is God because the word was God. Nothing we can do about it. The 27 . This. I wish for you all the blessings of life. I will lead them in paths they have not known. "Dad. No bitterness. neurotic. I am always divinely guided. Governments change. Everything passes away. Nothing is forever. loosing him and letting him go. Everything is in a state of flux. You can't be sick forever. or there is a revolution somewhere. It's not what happens. love doesn't say. The making power is within you." It's your consciousness. I believe absolutely that I will always take the right turn of the road. and wanted to live in her own apartment. The infection cleared up quickly. "You stay home. I love you. Then she said.
It has nothing to do with you. it's a child of fear." A very wise woman gave her a master thought. But. Thought is God because it is creative. function. Actually. Another woman told me that some years previously relatives made certain allegations. as one experiences. They are convinced you are going to get all the good things of life. I am the truth. came to see me complaining that her co-workers were jealous of her. and event. There is only one making power. When you discover that you've discovered God. That's their problem. married. "The reason my father did that was my sisters and brothers were all well off. Whatever you really believe and feel to be true will come forth as form. it's the injured lover's hell. maybe marry the president of the company. It isn't what happens to you. get all the jewels and the diamonds. for the heart is your subconscious mind. It's not yours. What do you suppose the master thought was? “Truth shall be my shield and buckler." she said. it's your reaction to it. "I know nothing about hypnosis.” Yes. She said. experience. today and forever. that you'll probably be promoted. they are all praying for your success and achievement. because it's indescribable. took affidavits. Jealousy is the green-eyed monster. and I was just working in the post office. I never took any courses in it. “As a man thinketh in his heart. All these things were lies. You are not responsible if a thousand women are jealous of you. and so does one become. He realized that I needed some money. I am the 28 .” That comes from the 91st Psalm. It's the making power. it's that Invisible Power within you. It's the Ineffable One. the same yesterday. You bless them and walk on.word is a thought expressed. and said that she had hypnotized her father because he had bequeathed everything to her. so is he. They are so dumb they don't know it. I said: “that's their problem. Lisa T. So. very prosperous. God is truth.
Well. "And it will. People were lying. No. regardless of circumstances. she kept on. Her master thought was. taking false oaths and everything else.000. it cost the other people a lot of money. the truth is your shield and buckler. "The truth is my shield and buckler. her own brothers and sisters. all you do is keep on knowing.000 in lawyer’s fees and other expenses." I said. like this woman was.way. and prosperity. "You know. saying. which can bring about to your mind great and wonderful experiences and results. It is God in action It cost her $15. equanimity. saying she hypnotized the father and they should get their share and all that sort of thing. The nervous. What is your attitude of mind? These. It is God in action. perturbed mind runs off in all directions. are master thoughts. It comes back magnified and multiplied to me in Divine order through Divine love. "Here is a master thought for you: I am mentally and spiritually identified with that $15.000. I am the light. Because when you 29 . which is all around harmony and peace. “the truth shall be my shield and buckler”. in a lawsuit. Our attitude is a handle by which we govern every circumstance and condition that appears in our personal world. you have lost nothing except you accept the loss. don’t let it dominate your thoughts. Regardless what they said or did. she handled it the right way. Change your master thought." That was her master thought. the expense and everything else. you think you lost that $15. Your subconscious always magnifies what you give attention to. of course. This woman told her. too. It went to the appellate court and was dismissed. It was her master thought. It is God in action. She saw the point. Of course. So. regardless of all the lies. the postponements. How we direct our lives--our changed attitude changes everything. Attitudes are the immaterial stuff of which we build ability. regardless of all the lies. If you are involved. I told her.
watching over me. If you said to yourself. For example. He leads them single file. for your body is a shadow of the mind. my way-shower. He takes them out. and leads them. to the shade. because it leads you to green pastures and still waters. And goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life because you dwell in the house of God forever. rounds up all the sheep that have gone astray and brings them back to that central place where the guide wants them.' you pull. like a good sheepdog. that fear is contagious. and looks at their feet. for the Lord is a shepherd. Some years ago a man told me that he took a lot of his friends out on a boat. A master thought is like a good sheepdog. or. All you have to do is hold onto that rope and when I say. Your body is the mind condensed. A shepherd watches over his sheep. So he threw the fellow a rope and said. the water and waves threatened to swamp it. as you believe. One fellow was terribly agitated and disturbed. guiding me. "The Lord is my shepherd. When it got very rough the boat was tossed around." And 30 . He loves them. what a wonderful master thought that would be. sustaining and strengthening me. 'Pull. We'll get to the shore safely. "God is like that shepherd. And look at the wonders that would happen in your life if you had that master thought. So. if you say. He knew. I shall not want" you shall never want for evidence of the fact that the Lord is your shepherd. He loves them and cares for them.change your mind you change your body. It is done unto you. too. abundance and security and peace of mind. that would be a wonderful master thought. puts some oil on. my troubleshooter. of course. Nothing at all will happen. He looks over their nostrils at night to see if there is any needle there. my guide. shaking all over. my paymaster. directing me. cares for them. of course. It was on a Sunday. Your master thought is your dominant idea. The dog obeys the voice of the master. "Hold onto that for dear life.
when upset. the source of your self. when worried. How compulsive are your worries. the All Knowing One. your guide. The master thought controls them all. sees all. You know very well the rope couldn't do any good to anybody. or indigo dye." I pull. it becomes automatic. it colors all of it. the only Presence and Power and Cause. and my way-shower. You attach to the God Presence within. the Ever Living One. For your master thought masters all sundry thoughts. When the negative thoughts come or the propaganda of the world. and tendencies. you are unmoved." the mind is focused and concentrated on the God Presence. undisturbed. and the principles that never change. That's the great law of substitution. Now. it becomes effective. looked at the rope. So. When the master thought like "The Lord is my shepherd" is introduced. moods. I'll be all right. or "The truth is my shield and buckler. So your master thought that God is your shepherd. It wasn't attached to anything. even though there was quite a storm. This man that was so timid. the truth. That's your master thought. so frightened. That was the master thought all the way until they got to the shore. the All Wise One. what did this man do? What did this man in charge of the boat do? He gave him a master thought. fear. impulses. The man began to think. supplies all your needs. your paymaster.they reached the shore safely. propensities. Just like you took five gallons of distilled water. and anxieties? Do you know how to handle them? How fleeting are your thoughts of 31 . because you have a master thought: God is my guide. my counselor. knows all. You can hang on to a master thought when agitated. the great law of substitution. your counselor. if I hold onto this rope and when he says. "Pull. he got rid of the fear. put a teaspoon of ink into it. which is All Wise. It was attached to absolutely nothing. You are injecting that idea into your subconscious by repetition.
It's repeated so often that it is now automatic. it means nothing. and defeat you. too. "I read a psalm. just like worry is a habit. and think. and say. but you can. Nearly everyone knows how impossible it is to fight a domineering. After a while you have established a pattern in your subconscious and the pattern then manifests itself. now. resentment. negative thought or emotion. Replace it with a positive thought and it will drive it out. Poverty is a habit. It challenges your dominion and defeats you.peace and tranquility? You say. It colors all your reactions. or thirty seconds to grow up. the resentment grows up and becomes strong. You can consciously involve yourself in some activity. You can if you think you can. And fear is a habit. When the negative thought comes to you--fear. I am still full of worry. if it was dominant in your mind. Don't let it grow up and become strong. then you color everything in your life like fear. A habit is a group of thoughts. I am just thinking. Decapitate it. condemnation. You can do all things through the God Power that strengthens you. It means nothing. It colors everything you do. also. I am just reading out loud. and give you sickness and growths and everything else. You can by thinking change this emotional dominance. Because. deliberately choose to think about something constructive. if the resentment grows in your mind it begins to dominate you. and challenge your dominion. Don't give evil one minute. Then they become automatic. You are thinking negative thoughts over and over again. You can substitute when an agitating emotion or these negative thoughts are pestering you. some 32 . A negative habit is a group of negative thoughts repeated frequently until they enter into the subconscious mind. you can always overcome. hate. or whatever it might be--deal with it immediately." Well. Chop its head off. You can consciously. So.
of course. You shall tread upon them because you say. the delays and difficulties. and the creative ideas will come to you. You are dwelling in the secret place. No plague shall come nigh thy dwelling. And there are delays and impediments and difficulties becoming very expensive. beguile your mind from the negative situation. destroy all the negative patterns. this God Presence is guiding you. Say. He is my refuge." You can say. Go over it again. what has happened to fear and the worry thoughts? You have supplanted them. "I dwell in the secret place of the Most High. You shall tread upon the lion and the attar. Protracted lawsuits. and 33 . sustaining you and strengthening you. On the way home. instead of thinking about all the confusion and chaos. are very frustrating. For example. I abide in the shadow of the Almighty" all the way while you are driving home. You are in tune with the Infinite. You realize the sovereignty of the Spirit and no evil shall befall you. watching over you. the wisdom. My God. my fortress. "The Lord is my light. You had to go to court. Introduce a constructive one. God's peace floods my mind." Likewise.” You will overcome all these obstacles because you will tread upon the lion and the attar” because the God Presence will neutralize. and the impediments. And you make a habit of that. that insuperable obstacle – those people working covertly against you or trying to undermine you or lying about you or taking false oaths. "God's love fills my soul. in Him will I trust. Now. Don't fight the negative thoughts. very boring. He covers me with His feathers like a hen gathers the chickens together and protects them. The intelligence. obliterate. Coming to work you do the same thing.attitude which will detract you from the problem. suppose you are involved in a prolonged lawsuit. repeat the 91st Psalm. "I will say of the Lord. lest you dash your foot against a stone. Angels watch over you.
In the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me. If you say. and they destroy our fortune and our success in life. Yes." or "The Lord is my light and salvation.again. if you want to feel cordial. 34 . Son means expression of God. annoying me. Animals are of the emotions. You are the tabernacle of the Living God. and again. for the infinite keyboard of God is within you. "The Lord is my shepherd. the solution to all my problems. because of what we are and who we are. Of whom shall I be afraid? He shall hide me in His pavilion. these negative emotions are troubling me. That's a big lie. you know. That God Presence is within you. or wild elephants. If you want to feel angry. You name it. It will become a good habit. Whatever Adam named them. naming the name of the emotion. the “Son of God” shall come with healing on His wings.” The truth is that each of us becomes. All of the Power of the Almighty is there. It always seeks to heal. or marauding animals. Do you want to feel happy? Do you want to feel sad? Do you want to feel depressed? Do you want to feel joyous? Do you want to feel prosperous? You can name any mood. You can call any animal you want. it will fall away. You can adopt any mood you want to. choking me. You know. all these are within you. I am at their mercy. Don't worry about what is bad. and the light of God will dissipate that problem in your mind. Get involved in it. you can." Light is intelligence. to restore. The name is the nature of it. the animated states of mind. Adam named all the animals. The undisciplined emotions are like stampeding cattle. that was the name thereof. "I can't stop myself thinking. They destroy our peace. The Lord is the strength of my life. They undermine our health. It will disappear like the sun dissipates the mist. Dwell upon that which is right and good and true. We have a built-in control like a boat does. If you want to feel full of love and goodwill. Because you can immediately say. It will become a habit." You are not.
When emotions are negative. ever the ageless wisdom? It's called knowledge of the Lord. bless and inspire. they have a destructive outlet. for the Lord. and the fatling together. which is impregnable and impervious to all harm. The Bibles of the world call it Ohm or I AM. not two or three. today and forever. then the wolf shall lie down with the lamb. They are like the rock. And they are as modern as radar. and they shall not hurt or destroy in all thy holy mountain. the Life Principle. He is God. "God's river of peace flows through me. In the ancient times there were feudal lords. It is the I AM in you. in terms of the eternal truth. the Psalmist said. 35 . " What is that master thought in terms of the Bible. and they had the vassals and serfs who would prostrate themselves before them because these feudal lords at that time had power of life and death over these serfs. peace can come to you through the activity of your master thought. The term “Lord” is used in the Bible a substitute for the name of God because the Bible states that one might never pronounce the name of God.They are called wild animals in the Bible. the leopard shall lie down with the kid. When your emotions are controlled by Divine love and by Divine harmony and Divine peace. When the emotions are constructive. The Lord is that lordly power. in terms of the ever-lasting wisdom that has come to us down through the ages. Say. The word “lord” is defined as a master or ruler. they heal. of course. and the young lion. For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. They use the term “lord” in England for all members of the nobility. the Living Spirit Almighty. The lion shall eat straw like an ox. It's a name for the executive force of all life. the calf. These eternal truths are the same yesterday. There is only One Power. So. You don't see it but it's there. meaning life awareness. unconditioned consciousness.
Sometimes the Lord is a fear that dominates millions of people because the dominant idea of your mind is your lord and master. their arthritis and all their problems was a punishment from God. meaning a chief over provinces and so forth. Because the dominant idea. your tendencies. suspicion is fear. God is a God of love. king. It is you who punish yourself. He is unhappy. the chief. No marriage can survive such a master thought. it would be wonderful. because religion is what binds you. maharajah. proclivities. Life forgives you. This is a false belief. They are afraid of judgment and the last day and afraid of sex sins and all manner of things. God can't punish anybody. This can lead to a divorce. the Lord is the lordly power in your mind. the boss. the kings have lost their power. That master thought governs them all. Life is always forgiving you. was a punitive God. Some people believe their tuberculosis. Of course.He is looking through these eyes because it is the dominant idea in his mind. You know very well fear is the religion of millions of people. rajah. Like a man who is suspicious of his wife when she is fifteen minutes late and there is a scene. but in ancient times the king or the czar or caliph. your feelings. the master thought. They believe that God is going to judge them because they have sinned. There are not many left today. all your emotions. God is the God of love. He is looking at her through the gray eyes of suspicion . It governs all your sundry thoughts. . of course. Of course.Today you see some people in churches prostrating themselves--a hangover from mediaeval times. of course. the ruler. In India they use such titles as the rajah. If a God of love governs you. It should be a God of love. and everything else. His master thought is one of suspicion and distrust. It shouldn't be fear. . and such was an absolute monarch. 36 . God can't judge anybody.
" Then you have other gods. conditions. or God. but he is not God. God loves me and cares for me.´ or "My father-in-law creates a lot of disturbance in my life. You are saying. Surely. Since Spirit is God. "How can I overcome feeling ang ry and resentful to my father-in-law. the stars. This is absurd. Spirit is that stage of life. I said. who is living with us now? He is unfriendly." Yes. The capacity of Spirit is to think." First of all. "He is in the home. A woman said to me. the weather. He has a gun or a knife. You say that person is the cause of harmony or disharmony. He protects them from marauders. That God is like that shepherd watching o v e r you. you don't make an effect a cause. Are you telling me that he has power to give you a migraine headache. whatever it might be. he is blocking my happiness with my spouse. the only cause. e xp l an a t i o n i s t h e cure. circumstances. or first cause. for God is Spirit. God thinks and worlds appear. "That fellow is blocking my good. events. Then you will be led to green pastures and still waters. So. too. then people. I have to live with him.When you speak of a Lord.” The master thought is: "God is my guide and my counselor. You are making a person greater than God. the sun. the moon. Peace in a changing world. He loves them and cares for them. he criticizes me and the food. You think. let that be your dominant thought. suppressed rage. the apple. high blood pressure. "My spouse is my happiness. you don't say. they are not cause. or Supreme Power you don't think of a person. You don't think of an individual. and change your whole body? Look at your 37 . He criticizes my children. Your thought is creative. and my housekeeping. He leads them to green pastures. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. He watches over me like a shepherd watches over his sheep. They that worship Him worship Him in spirit and in truth. the orange--all these are effects. Surely.
and your children are in that home. They that are for us are greater than they that are against us. speaks and acts in me. And the Presence of God is in that home. Your first reaction might be to sizzle and burn up." Temporarily you are there. but you realize that you are living in your own home in Divine order through Divine love. Nobody can enter in there. which is the presence of harmony. It's always the movement of your own thought. You are preparing dinner. You go there in your contemplation. beauty. cares for me. You loose him and let him go. tell him off." Where is your mind? Your mind is with God. you are vacuuming the floor. You can think the great truths. your thought is free. If you get bitter and resentful. That's the quickest way in the world to get old and wrinkled. you refuse to descend. You don't get involved in him. loves me. He doesn't belong there. The Presence of God is in that home. “The prince of this world cometh and 38 . He has no power to disturb you or give you indigestion. God thinks. And you. He's no God. The peace of God reigns supreme in this home. Remind yourself that your body is there and temporarily you have to live with him. He leads me to green pastures and still waters. And only Divine love comes in the door. and stop making him a God. It's the only presence and power. love and peace. One with God is a majority. He watches over me. then you are down in the gutter. With the Spirit within. What good will that do? You are sinking down to that low level of resentment and anger. Look at your face. You are in the secret place where you walk and talk with the Infinite. You can go wherever you want to go in your thought. All the face lifting in the world won't heal it. You say. always in Divine order through Divine love. He is my shepherd. So stop corroding your soul.eyes. It is an impregnable fortress. No. only Divine love goes out the door. your husband. you corrode your soul. You don't let him hypnotize you or mesmerize you. "God is my guide.
You will always meet your messengers because they obey you completely and implicitly. No one can come into that home but someone who lives there. you are contemplating the truths of life. It's the movement of your own thought. harmony.” The messenger is the messenger of peace.finds nothing in you. It's not what people say or do. They will create 39 . So. You get leverage over the father-in-law in your mind and your Spirit. You can curse or bless. resentment. harmony. or to anybody. That means nobody else can be there. everyone who works in that home. For you. God be with you. and refused to give him any power. All who live in that home contribute to its peace. or to her. you create a picture of yourself living peacefully in your own home with your own children and your own husband. joy. I send my messenger before thy face to prepare the way. By your criticism or anything else. or any of these things. old man. Then she had no problem. and spiritual atmosphere of the home. It's the movement of your own thought. and peace reigns supreme there. because she loosed him and let him go. by remembering that your father-in-law is not God and he is not the cause or the creator of your life or your circumstances. and you absolutely refuse point blank to give him any power whatever. Don't give your power to him. and spiritual atmosphere. Divine love comes in the door of that home and goes out the door of that home." You can do this. everyone who comes into that home contributes to the joy. love. happiness. They shall prepare the way. the only creative cause is your own mind and Spirit. Therefore. You should diligently send God-like thoughts—“behold. I loose you and let you go. The man left a few days later. "Look. Get that straight. Say. you have no power to disturb me.” What is this prince of this world? It is fear. everyone who lives in that home. By thinking this way you get your father-in-law out of your hair. and goodwill. yes.
the All Wise One. inspiration. You are immunized and God-intoxicated. truth and beauty. It's the God in you. and beauty. If God be for you. This Divine Power covers you with its feathers of love. The Lord. Cause and Substance. Stop giving power to sticks and stones and Tom. The thousands of negative thoughts and suggestions in the world are destroyed consciously and subconsciously. You always vibrate with the mind of God and all is well. grows hair on your head. It started your heartbeat. You are completely free from fear and worry. You abide in the shadow always because you know God's love surrounds and enfolds you making straight. It responds as mercy. light. the SelfRenewing One. the Spiritual Power. and realize God's love dissolves the fear patterns of your subconscious mind. The Lord is sovereign and supreme. 40 . the only cause. It is a beneficent and kindly power. and controls all your vital forces. For one with God is a majority. the Ever-Living One. Completely reject the negative thoughts of the world. It knows the answer. Know you are secure in the invisible hands of the Infinite. It responds to your thought. It is. who can be against you? No good thing shall be withheld from him who walks uprightly in the law.circumstances in harmony with your thoughts. beautiful and joyous your way. the only power. because you received the Divine antibody: the Presence of God in your own heart. The Spiritual Power inspires. grows your nails. love. is sovereign and supreme -. It is also your fortress. Trust it completely. the only Presence. It's the spirit within you. Dick and Harry. therefore. your refuge. and restores your mind and body. It is called God. which is the arrow by day. strengthens. which is the terror by night. Power.the only power. You are what you think all day long. and you dwell in the secret place as you contemplate God in His glory within you. They have no power. heals. the A l l Knowing one.
I am the Lord. You are safeguarded in health. you get something grander or greater. and then comes forth self- 41 . I am the Lord that brought the elk to the land of Egypt. Your salvation is revealed to you. God's ideas. You are safeguarded in all your ways. harmony. impulses. So. because your greatest prayer is: How is it in God and heaven? And the answer steals over the areas of your mind: All is bliss. One Infinite Intelligence. the old prayer is: "Either this or something grander and greater in thy sight. 0 Lord. intuition and guidance have complete charge over you. and It's guiding you now. That is my name. So. for God and His holy angels. my God. They have a sense of guilt. Thou art my God. the Lord.For God walks and talks in you. And there is none else. your subconscious will respond to that. right activity. These are the angels that watch over you. and self-expression. They feel they should fail. My glory you shall not give to another. and in all phases of your life. abundance. With guilt comes fear. thy God. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. he or she believes there is only One Power. the One alone Who lives in the hearts of all people In A Nutshell You know it's impossible for your prayer to fail. If you don't get it. People who fail constantly have a pattern of failure. joy. neither shall you give my praise. there is none else." That's a master thought. When you come to the conclusion in your mind that there is only One Power. And from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same. There shall no evil befall thee. peace. am a jealous God” --jealous in the sense you mustn't know another. For I. you don't--you are not the least bit anxious or tense. “And 0 God. and you live in the joyous expectancy of the best. for peace is the power of the heart of God. You are not tense or anxious or worried whether you will get it or won't get it. because it says. and security.
Because when you change your mind you change your body. Everything is in a state of flux. And fear is a habit. Then they become automatic. just like worry is a habit. for your body is a shadow of the mind. Your master thought that God is your shepherd. Everything passes away. You are injecting that idea into your subconscious by repetition. moods. supplies all your needs. You can consciously. deliberately choose to think about something constructive. your paymaster. unconscious impulse. Nothing is forever. which can bring about to your mind great and wonderful experiences and results. You can by thinking change this emotional dominance. That's your master thought. Your body is the mind condensed.punishment. They are driven by some deep. and prosperity. You can consciously involve yourself 42 . There is something you and I can do about our attitude toward these constant changes. and your counselor. They want to inflict punishment on themselves for their guilty feelings. You can't be sick forever. Many have a desire to hurt themselves. Poverty is a habit. the source of your self. impulses. You can't be frustrated forever. propensities. A habit is a group of thoughts--a negative habit. It is done unto you. The master thought controls them all. This. as you believe. your guide. Attitudes are the immaterial stuff of which we build ability. too. shall pass away. Yet. It's not what happens. How we direct our lives--our changed attitude changes everything. it is what we think about what happens. too. and tendencies. For your master thought masters all sundry thoughts. is a group of negative thoughts repeated frequently until they enter into the subconscious mind. equanimity. there is no one punishing them but themselves. it becomes automatic. the only Presence and Power and Cause. Your attitudes of mind are master thoughts.
" Yes. my God. He protects them from marauders. That God is like that shepherd watching 43 . some attitude which will detract you from the problem. let that be your dominant thought. God loves me and cares for me. He leads them to green pastures.in some activity. What is your Lord this morning? What is your dominant idea? Say." That's a wonderful master thought. He loves them and cares for them. The master thought is: "God is my guide and my counselor. beguile your mind from the negative situation. My father. "God is the Source of my supply and all my needs are met. my mother--it's everything. So. He watches over me like a shepherd watches over his sheep. God loves me and cares for me. then you lack for nothing all the days of your life.
true or false. Your subconscious mind cannot argue controversially. You make all your decisions with your conscious mind. There are merely two spheres of activity within one mind. Negative. because you consciously assumed it to be true. Remember. Your subconscious mind is like the soil. Your thoughts are active and might be likened to seeds. your subconscious mind will accept it as true and proceed to bring about results that must necessarily follow. if you consciously assume something to be true. your home. It does not reason out things like your conscious mind. Your subconscious mind accepts what is impressed upon it or what you consciously believe. But it responds according to the nature of your thoughts or suggestions. you choose your books. For example. Your conscious mind is the reasoning mind. weighs. your subconscious mind does not engage in proving whether your thoughts are good or bad. your heart is kept functioning automatically and the process of digestion. investigates. destructive thoughts continue to work negatively in your subconscious mind and in due time will come forth into outer experience which corresponds with them. and comes to conclusions and decisions. There are not two minds. the Subconscious There is one mind common to all people. and breathing are carried on by your subconscious mind through processes independent of your conscious control. without any conscious choice on your part.Chapter 2 – Your Friend. analyzes. For example. even though it may be false. if you give it 44 . It's a one-track mind. scrutinizes. circulation. Hence. which accepts any kind of idea--good or bad. On the other hand. It does not argue with you controversially. and your partner in life. dissects. that phase of mind that chooses.
wrong suggestions, it will accept them as true and will proceed to bring them to pass as conditions, experience and events. Your subconscious mind is often referred to as your subjective mind. Your subjective mind takes cognizance of its environment by means independent of the five senses. Your subjective mind perceives by intuition. It is the seat of your emotion and the storehouse of memory. Your subjective mind performs its highest functions when your objective senses are in abeyance. In a word, it is that intelligence which makes itself manifest when the objective mind is suspended or in a sleepy, drowsy state. Your subjective mind sees without the use of the natural organs of vision. It has the capacity of clairvoyance and clairaudience. Your subjective mind can leave your body, travel to distant lands, and bring back information often of the most exact and truthful character. Through your subjective mind you can read the thoughts of others, read the contents of sealed envelopes and of closed safes. Your subjective mind has the ability to apprehend the thoughts of others without the use of the ordinary objective means of communication. It is of the greatest importance that we understand the interaction of your objective and subjective mind in order to learn the true art of prayer. When your conscious and subconscious minds function harmoniously and peacefully, the result is harmony, health, peace, joy, and happiness. All the evil, pain, suffering, misery, war, crime, and sickness in the world are due to the inharmonious relationship of your conscious and subconscious mind. Remember, your subconscious is impersonal and non-selective. In the Bible it says the husband is head of the wife. The husband in the Bible represents your conscious mind, and the wife is a represents the subconscious. The
biblical use of “husband” and “wife” are not to be taken literally. . As your subconscious is controlled by your conscious mind, the wife (your subconscious) is subject to the husband, (your conscious mind) in all things. It is a metaphor to explain a psychological truth. Due to this misinterpretation of the Scriptures, theologians have taken these words literally for thousands of years and have held women in bondage, in thralldom, and in subjection. Whatever your conscious mind feels to be true your subconscious accepts. Your capacity to imagine and feel and your freedom to choose the idea you will entertain gives you power over all creation. Do not dwell on the imperfections and shortcomings of others or their frailties or derelictions. Whatever you think and feel about another you create in your own mind, body, and circumstances. Ask yourself: Would I like to live with what I'm thinking and wishing for the other? If you would, the answer is the affirmative, and you're on the right track. Remember, your thought is creative; and what you think about the other you are creating in all phases of your life. What you do not wish done unto you, do not feel it is done unto you or another. Now, chance or accident is not responsible for the things that happen to you; nor is predestined fate the author of your fortune or misfortune. Your subconscious mind is not concerned with the truth or falsity of what you consciously feel or believe to be true. Select only that which is true, lovely, noble, and Godlike; and your subconscious will reproduce accordingly. The Bible says: “All things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believe that you have it now, and you shall receive it.” That's a psychological law. Assume the mood that would be yours as you realize your desire. As you do this, wonders will begin to happen in your life.
Edison discovered, or he knew intuitively, that the voice caused currents in the atmosphere. He reasoned it out. He said, "Such currents could reproduce the voice." The idea came to him that inasmuch as your voice produced waves, these waves reproduce that voice. That believes you have it now and you shall receive it. So, he developed the phonograph. The idea came from his subconscious mind. Your subconscious is your friend; it seeks to heal you, to restore you. If someone is presenting you with a phony deal, there is something within you that warns you. The intimations, urges, promptings, and murmurings of your subconscious mind are prompting you. The subconscious mind is always life-ward. It seeks to heal you if you cut yourself. If you burn yourself it seeks to reduce the edema; it gives you new skin and tissue. If your child is very sick and you are completely exhausted, and you think about waking up to give medicine to your child at 2:00 o'clock in the morning, it will wake you up at exactly 2:00 o'clock to minister to your child, no matter how tired you are. Its tendency is always lifeward. Electricity, Edison knew, is produced by friction. Reverse it. Friction, in turn, produced electricity. Edison knew the transformation of forces. He knew that transformation of force is reversible. He produces mechanical motion; mechanical motion produces heat. Cause and effect; action and reaction are cosmic and universal. Pray believing that you already possess what you pray for. Yes, it will come to pass. This is the law of inverse transformation. For example, if the sale of your home brought a certain amount of joy, satisfaction, and elation into your mental atmosphere, then the feeling that would be yours if you realized it would also produce that. In other words, that feeling or mental state captured in your imagination and your feeling must produce the sale of the home. Because if the sale
of the home--actual sale of it--brought a certain joy and satisfaction to you, then reverse it. Capture the feeling, the mood, that would be yours if you sold it by imagining the check in your hand, giving thanks for it, depositing it in the bank, doing the things you would do were your home sold, all in your mind or imagination; then that attitude of mind will produce it. Awaken within yourself the feeling that would be yours if you now realized your desire, and that feeling will produce it. A young boy, who wanted to go to a certain college had difficulty and was rejected. I said to him: "You understand this law of inverse transformation. How would you feel if they accepted you now? You went to see this admissions officer who rejected you and he said, 'Well, we've changed our mind. We've looked over your qualifications and you are accepted.'" He said, "I'd feel happy. I'd call up my Dad. I'd feel wonderful." "Well," I said, "as you go to sleep at night, feel that I'm congratulating you on your acceptance and your marvelous success in the college. Imagine you are also talking to your Dad, telling him you've been accepted. And you are going in there now in your own mind. And the admissions officer is saying, 'Well, you've been accepted.' Wonderful! All right, you can capture that feeling in your imagination, that inner mood." He did that, and he was accepted. Yes, the feeling of the answered prayer, if assumed and sustained, must objectify the answer to your prayer. So that's the meaning of “He calleth things that be not as though they were, and the unseen become seen.” If a physical fact can produce psychological state, then that psychological state can produce the physical fact. That's the meaning of: “All things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believe that you have it now and you shall receive it.” How can you believe you have it now? The reality of it is an idea; it
is a mental picture in your mind. So, you accept the mental picture, dramatize it, and feel the reality of it. Rejoice in it. Believe in the law of growth, knowing that the seed you put in the ground will grow if you nourish it, sustain it, water it, and fertilize it. Your consciousness is the sum total of all your subjective and objective impressions and awareness. Your mind is a medium of ideas, a collection of impressions. Some are good, and perhaps some are not so bad. Your mind, therefore, is a medium for all sorts of impressions, and your mind should be open only to ideas that heal, bless, inspire, elevate, and dignify your soul, for ideas are our masters. Ideas generate emotion. The reason there is so much misery in the world is the ideas many people hold are completely false. And these emotions get snarled up in the subconscious, and they must have an outlet. Being of a negative nature, it must be a negative outlook. When James Watt’s mother was making a cup of tea, he saw the result of the steam forcing the lid up. He began to think what would happen if that steam could be harnessed. There is tremendous power there. All he had was an idea. He began to think about it from all angles. The idea came from his subconscious mind to force steam into a cylinder, which contained a piston. The expansion forced the piston back and drove the wheels. That was the beginning of the steam engine, which revolutionized industry all over the world. When you say that something can't be done, that it was never done before, that it's impossible, remember, the science of aerodynamics states that the bumblebee cannot fly because its wingspan is too short and its weight is too great for it to fly. But the bumblebee doesn’t know what's in the textbook, so it goes ahead and flies. So, when someone says it can't be done, use the power of your
In twenty years there has not been a single exception. he would build it up in his imagination knowing that his subconscious mind would reconstruct and reveal to his conscious mind all the parts needed for its manufacture in concrete form. used his subconscious mind to solve his problems as follows. Tired and exhausted. A famous chemist. for example. and 50 . he turned the request over completely to his subconscious mind.imagination and say." His subconscious mind gave him the answer to all his inventions. Nicholas Tesla. He had been working laboriously for a long time trying to rearrange the six carbon and six hydrogen atoms of the benzene formula. In your subconscious mind there is an intelligence and wisdom which comes to the aid in emergencies when a direct demand is made upon it." And the subconscious responds and brings it to pass in a wonderful. Shortly afterwards. There are many. It can be done. He said. a brilliant electrical scientist who brought forth the most amazing innovations. Fredrick Von Stradanich. Through quietly contemplating every possible improvement. He was constantly perplexed and unable to solve the matter. my device works as I imagined it should. he spent no time in correcting defects and was able to give the technician the perfect product of his mind. This answer from his subconscious mind gave him the long sought answer of the circular rearrangement of the atoms that is known as the benzene ring. many such instances where scientists. wonderful way. His subconscious presented his conscious mind with a sudden flash of a snake biting its own tail and turning around like a pinwheel. he was about to board a London bus. said when an idea for an invention came into his mind. "Invariably. have received answers to their prayers when they couldn't get an answer any other way. "I'm going to do it.
and warnings given to people during sleep. When I use the term subconscious mind.every high school student knows how that came to pass through this flash of illumination from the depths of the man's subconscious mind. Countless inventions came through that way. Dreams have captivated scientists. Reality. and recognition by the king. SelfOriginating Spirit. “I. I am talking about the great universal mind. Infinite Intelligence. You can call It Allah. inhibitions. will make myself known unto you in a vision and will speak to you in a dream”. the subliminal mind. It's your greatest friend. that subjective wisdom and intelligence that controls all your vital organs when you are sound asleep. Freud. narrow standpoint where it deals with a mind of sex repressions. or Life Principle. Brahma. You can call it the supernormal mind. Adler. and philosophers down through the ages. revelations. Call it by any name you want. mystics. Many answers to our most acute problems have been given in dreams. that sometimes answers your prayer in a dream and a vision of the night. honor. Since Biblical days various interpreters and expositors in every country have been engaged in the analogies and interpretations of dreams. it is the subjective depths of you. His mental acumen and sagacity in predicting the future through the interpretation of dreams brought him praise. I am not looking at it from a Freudian. and many other distinguished psychologists and psychiatrists have studied 51 . Jung. and things of that nature. I am talking of the Father within which doeth the works. frustrations. The Bible says. the Lord (meaning your subconscious mind). The Bible points out that Joseph was accurate in his analyses of the dreams of Pharaoh. But. There are numerous references in the Bible to dreams. scholars. the super-conscious mind. Your subconscious mind is active twenty-four hours a day.
" She quietly dwelled on the meaning of these 52 . But there was a record at the bank that two days previously he had visited the vault. There was no trace or record of any investment. For the lower is subject to the higher. Your subconscious is subject to the conscious mind. She prayed as follows: "My subconscious mind knows where my husband secreted that money. I suggested to her that she turn her request over to her subconscious mind. and that it would reveal the answer to her in its own way. and shape your own destiny by your thought or feeling. A few days later he passed on. journeys. fashion. you predict your own future. It is not fatalistic. of course. which knew the answer. and when you know the laws of mind. And by interpreting the meaning to the conscious mind of the patient. and marriage. and other mental complexes. and you will crowd out of your mind everything unlike God. as well as pitfalls of daily living. and when the safe deposit in the bank was opened. and I accept the answer and believe implicitly the solution will come clearly into my conscious mind. Your dreams. fixations. Your dream is a dramatization of your subconscious mind. You can fill your subconscious mind with the truths of God. In many instances they answer your problems and warn you regarding investments. Once I had a telephone call from a woman in New York City stating that her husband had told her prior to his death that he planned to take a large sum of money from his private safe and invest it in a foreign country for greater returns.the symbols portrayed in dreams. You mold. there was no cash. are projections of the contents of your subconscious mind. and a minute inspection of his desk revealed no clues. they have released hidden phobias. Anything in your subconscious mind is subject to change.
an opening appeared containing the black box. Because it is all-wise. She awoke wrestling with the problem and sensing something very wrong and shady. and has the know-how of accomplishment.words. I suggested to her that she speak to her fiancé about the dream and gain the assurance there was nothing hidden that was not revealed and nothing covered up 53 . You. She discovered the treasures of her subconscious. who was living in Los Angeles. which. which could not be seen with the naked eye. frustrated. as it is the intuitive voice of your subconscious saying to you: Stop. which knows all and sees all. in turn. She had a very vivid dream in which she found a small. The word mountain meant to her an insuperable obstacle. and listen. I asked her what the mountain signified to her. Moreover. thereby activating its response. When she awakened. She discovered there was a friend within her. knowing they would be impressed in her subconscious mind. took down the picture of Lincoln. appeared to her quite suddenly. and bewildered.000 in currency. too. Every dream. In her dream her fiancé. can take a similar step in putting the wisdom of your subconscious to pass to answer your prayer. A young woman in San Francisco experienced a recurrent dream for four consecutive nights. must coincide with the inner awareness and feeling of the dreamer. when interpreted properly. and a very high mountain that seemed impossible to scale came between them. She was shown in the dream how to press a secret button. In the dream she was deeply surprised. look. black box hidden behind a picture of Lincoln on the wall in her husband's work den. When she pressed the button revealed in the dream. she rushed to the den. a recurrent dream is very important. contained $50.
as I said. fears and religious taboos. or. You can call it Superhuman Intelligence. Many times you are given detailed instructions in the dream as to what action to take. It is there. There is an old proverb that says. you may be an atheist. It's impersonal. It's in your own subliminal depths. It will answer you just as well as the atheist and agnostic gets the answer. If you will call upon It. that you can use. It works as you sleep. there are variegated dreams. There is a wonderful power within you. as well as of a precognitive significance wherein you see events before they happen." Her dream prevented her from experiencing what eventually would have been a great traumatic shock. After a heart to heart talk. if you want to. no respecter of persons. It's also a law. you may be agnostic. too.” You know. others are due to tremendous emotional turmoil. you know. "I am a homosexual. But. he finally told her. I wanted to marry you so that my customers. Your heart and all the vital organs are working while you are sound asleep. “Night brings counsel. yet. You. there are many dreams of a recurrent nature. Your conscious mind is in abeyance. and we should use it. Of course. she flew down to Los Angeles to see her fiancé. your body doesn't rest. you can experience this Infinite Intelligence and Wisdom functioning for you. You may be religious. However. They call It Ohm in India. bodily malfunctioning. subjective mind. would not suspect anything. or reproduction and recast of past events or the activities of the day. You turn away from the 54 . subliminal mind. subconscious intelligence and wisdom. who met her at the airport. the point is: The Presence of the Infinite is within you. who are very religious. Accordingly. You need no creed. or the I AM.that was not made known to her. can exercise the same or greater foresight through analyzing the recurrent happenings in your dreams. Some are due to sexual frustration. or repression.
relaxes. And it's always right. Therefore. Go to sleep in the feeling that you are a tremendous success -. he closes his eyes. If you have a problem. "Infinite Intelligence gives me the solution. Therefore. And he gets marvelous results. knows the right decision. In other words. It comes to me in Divine order. because when your motivation is right. the ancient Hebrews said you participate in the wisdom and the foreknowledge of the gods when you are sound asleep. when they open their eyes. Then. for thou. contemplate the solution. I accept the answer. I lay me down in peace to sleep. In that quietude and relaxed state.that you are absolutely outstanding. the wisdom of the subconscious rises to the conscious mind when the conscious mind is in abeyance. a great industrialist. no matter what you do it will be wrong. lets go. But the one-third in sleep controls twothirds of your life. that subjective self of you corrects the errors of the day and anchors your thought to the Supreme Intelligence within you. When Arthur Rohr. If your motivation is wrong. saying. your decision will be right. strife. when 55 .vexations. they know the decision to make. Healing currents are released when you are asleep. What do you suppose they think about? That there is an Infinite Intelligence within them that knows the answer. and the creative idea in the quietness of their own mind. has a conference and there is a very important decision to be made. and his associates do the same thing. They get quiet and still. knows what is best for the organization. the harmonious solution. maketh me dwell in safety”. and contentions of the day." So. they contemplate that right decision. The Bible says. Lord. “He giveth his beloved in sleep. For there is nothing it doesn't know.
chanted some Indian songs and prayers. because it will be right action for you. “the friend has healed her. the intelligence. she got well. and it reveals to me the answer. they had a pot of boiling water. of course. no burn of any kind. “According to your faith it is done unto you.” The friend. According to your belief it is done unto you. incantations. open-minded. he put some blankets on the woman. I prayed about it. Then. Then he lay down beside the woman and went to sleep. That's what 56 . He told me an interesting thing about a member of the tribe who was very ill. and his faith is communicated to her in that deeper state of mind. And in this passive. The test of the medicine man is that he can put his hand and arm into this boiling water and leave it there for about ten minutes and there'll be no inflammation. meant the Great Spirit. it looks good to you. And then. and the miraculous healing power that is within the medicine man.you are asked to make a decision. Then. and your motivation is right. he said. That's what the particular tribe calls God--the Great Spirit. is familiar with a number of medicine men down there -. being open and receptive. calling upon the Great Spirit. after that. who is living in Albuquerque. holy songs based upon their tribal beliefs.” She. Robert Coleman. had full faith and confidence in the vitality. believing. When this special medicine man came in. of course. has served his apprenticeship.Indian medicine men. and ready to receive. he said. directs me what to do. When he woke up. Infinite Intelligence guides me. That proposition he made looks sound. quiet state of mind. The local medicine men couldn't do anything for her so they brought in this special medicine man. The woman. New Mexico. was receptive. he began to chant. he came. of course. whatever you do will be right. what did he mean by that? Well. That's a sure sign he is disciplined and trained. Now. ask yourself: What is my motivation? It looks good to me.
There is only one Healing Presence. and perfection of the Infinite. saith the Lord. You just dwell upon the intelligence. animating. fever. and whatever I need to know is revealed to me instantly by the Infinite Intelligence within me. I will restore health unto thee and heal thee of thy wounds. Elsie McCoy who wrote an article for my book called Psychic Perception.we call prayer therapy. It's simply dwelling upon the Infinite Spirit and Power that is within you. of course. In her early days she was engaged to a prominent surgeon in Chicago. “I am the Lord that healeth thee. All healing is of the Most High. They were separated by over a thousand miles due to their different assignments. she saw and heard clearly in a vivid dream her fiancé in Chicago talking to a nurse." Dr. vitality. while she was sound asleep. just like this medicine man did. One night. which responded accordingly. showed clearly what constructive thinking according to principle will accomplish. Then the Presence of God is resurrected in the other. but she is a thousand miles away and knows nothing about it. you see. "You know I'm engaged. I will come and heal thee. I am the Lord. beauty.” All these. Dr. you do not dwell on symptoms. She has studied extensively in Europe and Asia. He was saying to her." Her gradual reiteration of these truths caused them to reach the subconscious mind. wisdom. Some people call it spiritual treatment. or anything. dating her for a weekend. bodily condition. Ever since she was eighteen years of age she has made it a habit to affirm during the day: "Only Divine right action takes place in my life. She resided in Beverly Hills. sustaining and strengthening this other person. McCoy phoned him the next day and told him about the silly 57 . are Biblical expressions. thy God. That's the basis of all healing. wholeness. When you pray for a person.
she dissolved the engagement and subsequent events showed the wisdom of her subconscious in protecting her from what would undoubtedly have been a tragic marriage. You do not give vitality to the seed. It's called the Life Principle. With that. Her subconscious through her dream spoke literally to her when it revealed the doctor she should see for the healing of her foot. The next day she went to visit him. He was furious and accused her of having employed detectives and of spying upon him. On examining the foot.and foolish dream she had had and laughed about it. Louise Wright." But. "Oh. So. and at the end of the fourth night she saw a doctor friend of the family. a member of my staff. But. you do not put self-expansion into the seed.prescience. and that Power is within you. called the Living Spirit Almighty. there is such a thing as precognition -. who in the dream stated that the operation was not necessary. Her right thinking activated her subconscious mind. which she would have to practice. for two months or more. And also you can protect yourself if you see something negative for yourself or another. the subjective seeks to protect you if you'll only listen to it. She prayed that Infinite Intelligence of her subconscious mind would guide and direct her to come to the right decision. was informed many years ago by a foot surgeon that it was necessary to operate on her left foot to bring about a healing and that this would necessitate having her leg in a cast. because prayer will change your mind. called by many names. She turned this request over to her subconscious mind every night. as well as using crutches. seeing events before they happen. You 58 . There's only One Being. which revealed to her what she should know before she got married. remember. it's only a dream. A perfect healing followed. Some brush these things aside and say. he advised her that he could bring about a perfect alignment and adjustment by manipulation and exercise.
59 . or thermo-nuclear weapons to be used. A very interesting thing that I think you will appreciate is to know about Dr. Nevada for a long time.put the seed in the ground. Then wonders will begin to happen in your life. The feeling of pleasure and restfulness in foreseeing the certain accomplishment of our desire is the way to get the answer to your prayer. What you think with your conscious mind you produce with your subconscious. Your thought determines how electricity is to be used. You water and fertilize the seed. If you are in a position of authority. it will expand in a wonderful way if you water it with faith. wonderful way. now a minister of the Church of Religious Science in Pasadena. It's more or less an analog of that of a gardener. Then we water it and fertilize it. It is your subconscious mind that does the work according to the orders given by your conscious mind. we sow it. your thought directs the operation of your life. We do not put self-expansion or vitality in the seed. with understanding. Your subconscious mind could be likened to an iceberg: 90 percent of it is below the surface. He gave me permission to write this about him. with expectancy. Your quiet contemplation of your desire as an accomplished fact is the way to pray. he had been in the wholesale business as well as in the real estate business in Los Angeles. your thought or word can direct missiles. it won't grow in your pocket. More recently. Arthur Thomas. dynamite. knowing that it's going to expand and unfold in a wonderful. He was a minister in Reno. nuclear energy. A thought is the most powerful force in the universe. Of course. He had been a captain of the British Navy at one time. Your word is a thought expressed. likewise.
The condition became very acute when he spoke before his congregation or other social gatherings. when he decided to take the ministerial course at the Institute of Religious Science here in Los Angeles. "I realized suddenly my thought was the only creative power which I was aware. which was very aggravating and humiliating to him. of course. or more." This is what he used to say to himself. it is. He is now doing exactly what he decreed mentally. He passed all tests and examinations in Divine order and was offered the church immediately after finishing his seminary course.About ten years ago. He had reached the point where he was actually contemplating resigning because of the comments of the people and his own sense of embarrassment." Consequently. But after some months. During a trip to Mexico two years ago and its famous pyramids. he began to affirm to himself frequently: "I am a minister now. Confident of the end result. He continued to think along these lines for a month or so. He knew that his subconscious mind would respond mathematically and accurately according to his thinking process. just a church. and I was going to create what I really want. he started attending my lectures on Sunday mornings. as he had already imagined and felt as true the reality of that which he imaged in his mind.” And. Every night he would imagine he was expatiating on the great truths to a wonderful group of men and women in a church--not any particular church. I met a minister who had a pronounced facial tic. I am teaching the truths of life to people. The tic was in the right eye and this particular aggravating 60 . That's the meaning of: “According to your faith is it done unto you. the tic flared up again. He said. He had received alcoholic injections that were supposed to deaden or paralyze the nerve.
condition would go on while he was talking. As he said to me. After a prolonged discussion. which he was unwilling to face subjectively and objectively. All this nervous pressure was converted by his subconscious mind into a tic. inner feeling that he had a pronounced sense of hurt. He understood that to teach one thing and believe another created a powerful negative conflict in the mind. probably a guilt complex. and then resigned. My constant affirmation was: 'Thou will show me the path of life. This tic condition was affecting his right eye. a lot of people are distracted from my sermons by this and some women think I'm flirting with them. which gave him a guilt complex. he should speak freely from the platform and tell his congregation that he was resigning since he no longer believed what he was preaching. I remarked that I had a deep. There was some reason why his subconscious mind was selecting his face and his right eye as a scapegoat. and I suggested to him. He freely admitted this to me. He spoke from the depths of his heart to his congregation. In a letter to me. This situation needed psychic perception to recognize how to deal with it. he said: "I felt a tremendous relief and a great sense of peace came over me. who criticized whenever he deviated from the orthodox standards of teaching. he was afraid to resign because he felt he could not make a living outside of the ministry. resulting in mental and physical disorders. which could possibly symbolize something he did not want to look at in his home or office. He admitted freely that he no longer believed in what he was teaching. in turn. He deeply resented members of his Board. that on the following Sunday when he returned from his vacation.' 61 . Moreover. The affliction compensated him in a morbid way for his failure to be honest and forthright and admit to his congregation that he no longer believed according to the directives and dogma of the church.
at the point of death. Realize. verdict. “He restoreth my soul. And you mold and you fashion your own destiny. physical. who was studying in Honolulu. the Life Principle cannot punish you. He visualized his fourth- 62 . of course. in your own mind. for as you think in your heart or subconscious so are you. If you have a problem--mental. A cable was sent to him in Calcutta. It can't. It never punishes. it is. All judgment is given to “the son”. It cannot judge you. for many years. and the moment he received it he adopted a yoga posture. receptive state of mind.” The Life Principle never condemns. Then wonders will begin to happen in your life if you do that. the conclusion." He added: "What you say is true.And one of my former Board members gave me a position as personnel director in his organization. or emotional--ask yourself: What am I turning away from? What is it I don't want to face? Am I hiding my resentment and hostility to someone? Face the problem. You are the captain on the bridge. what you feel you attract. had been very ill--actually. and your subconscious mind will take the impression you give it and bring it to pass. It never judges. accept only those things that are true. as we said. what you imagine you become. And. The son is your own mind. Solve it with the knowledge of your deeper mind. you are giving the orders. Remember. that thoughts are things. You judge yourself. therefore. Because there's only One Power and that Power is within you. where I am happy. In Honolulu a few years ago I had a most interesting conversation with an old friend." Often the explanation is the cure. He has practiced clairvoyance and astral excursions. I shall call him Harry. Therefore. closed his eyes. got into a passive. quiet. knowing that the Life Principle always seeks to heal. You pass judgment on yourself by your own thought. to restore. His daughter. whether it's true or not. whom I had known previously in India.
he said: "I want to appear instantly to my daughter and minister to her. You can do all these things. and with deep conviction: "I want to appear instantly to my daughter and minister to her. fourth-dimensional traveling. You can see without eyes. and travel independent of your physical organism. indeed." He placed his hands upon her and chanted certain religious phrases. However. knowingly. but the resident physician confirmed the silent. Immediately he found himself at his daughter's bedside." The nurse thought she was raving. hear without ears. both laughed at her story of a visitation by her father from India." He repeated this command about six times when he dropped off into a profound slumber. The nurse was puzzled and perplexed and said to the daughter: "How could your father or anybody else get in from downstairs through closed doors? I saw no one enter your room. astral traveling. He told her: "You will arise in a few hours and be well. It is intended that you use all these faculties transcendentally of your environment. So. and he decreed firmly. You can see. feel. has gone on since the dawn of time." She had a wonderful healing. smell. Modern science knows that today. of course. hear." I might interject here that. She was asleep but awakened immediately and exclaimed to him. Notice the wonders of your subconscious mind." 63 . "Dad. inner knowing of her soul that she was. The average person is still living in the dark ages and doesn't even know what's going on. you can live outside your body. perfectly well. and he healed me. why didn't you tell me you were coming? Help me. Nature leaves no gaps and makes no mistakes.dimensional or astral body emerging through his head with all his faculties. and she shouted to the nurse: "I am healed! I am well! My father was here. Her fever immediately subsided. In other words.
and Godlike. Considering the distance between Calcutta and Honolulu." The girl realized that further explanations would be useless. my father visited me in his fourthdimensional body. and the time difference. noble. Select only that which is true. It comes to me in 64 . and is very familiar with the many schools of healing. It's a one-track mind. He laid his hands on me and prayed with me. Yes. If you have a problem. Harry is a medical doctor. I accept the answer. according to his belief and that of his daughter. "Infinite Intelligence gives me the solution. That's the deeper mind. He realized his presence gave a tremendous transfusion of faith. and your subconscious will reproduce accordingly. saying. "I don't believe in ghosts." The nurse said. he discovered that he'd been absent from his physical body just ten minutes in all. apparitions or voodoo. Pray believing that you already possess what you pray for. which impregnated her subconscious mind. contemplate the solution. it will come to pass.that you are absolutely outstanding. "Oh. It does not reason out things like your conscious mind. Go to sleep in the feeling that you are a tremendous success -. These are the wonders of the friend within you. it was done unto her. confidence. and courage to his daughter. It does not argue with you controversially. and.The daughter explained to the nurse. Your subconscious mind is not concerned with the truth or falsity of what you consciously feel or believe to be true. In A Nutshell Your subconscious mind accepts what is impressed upon it or what you consciously believe. lovely. Harry said that he was perfectly conscious all the time. has tremendous faith in spiritual healing.
Divine order." So. Your word is a thought expressed. A thought is the most powerful force in the universe. Because there's only One Power and that Power is within you. 65 . You are the captain on the bridge. physical. as we said. Your thought directs the operation of your life. and your subconscious mind will take the impression you give it and bring it to pass. Then wonders will begin to happen in your life if you do that. to restore. Thoughts are things. Therefore. whether it's true or not. what you feel you attract. accept only those things that are true. that subjective self of you corrects the errors of the day and anchors your thought to the Supreme Intelligence within you. knowing that the Life Principle always seeks to heal. what you imagine you become. What you think with your conscious mind you produce with your subconscious If you have a problem--mental. or emotional--ask yourself: What am I turning away from? What is it I don't want to face? Am I hiding my resentment and hostility to someone? Face the problem. Solve it with the knowledge of your deeper mind. you are giving the orders. Your subconscious mind could be likened to an iceberg: 90 percent of it is below the surface. It is your subconscious mind that does the work according to the orders given by your conscious mind.
Chapter 3 – The Unbelievable Power of Suggestion If people call you "stupid. and liberty. and very plain. and if God be for me. animosity. We are the Life Principle Itself." "ignorant. "Once you admit there is any power outside yourself. The difference is only that between the generic and the specific of the same thing. ungainly. you become." She believed this due to the statements of her mother and was full of bitterness. I am illumined and inspired. beautiful. she has changed and is no longer down on herself. and a lot of people will magnify the lies into hostility. A whispering campaign against a politician." "dumb. Some time ago I saw a young lady behind the counter in a department store. because she was charming. spoke very well. spreading lies about that person. for God is the Living Spirit Almighty. I told her that whatever she attached to I AM. "What makes you think so?" She said. Then I wrote down something for her. I'm not.” I said. Judge Troward. and free. and I complimented her. She exalts God in the midst of her. very charming. and vitriolic abuse. love. said. I said. inner resentment. however beneficent you may conceive it to be. "You are very beautiful. Which created you and the whole universe. begin to affirm: "I am a child of God. and deep inner conflict." you will begin to accept it and your subconscious mind responds accordingly. "Oh. a daughter of the Infinite. which is the entire ruin of life. Let 66 . you have sown the seed which must sooner or later bear the fruit of fear. The real reason her mother said these things to her was jealousy. One with God is a majority." She said. who on earth can be against me?" As she continued to do that. I am happy. no. a leader in the New Thought movement. I said. joyous. "My mother told me that I am awkward.
Therefore. "Once admit there is any power outside yourself (and that power is thought). however beneficent you may conceive it to be.this be the great foundation. because people look upon them as people of authority. a well-known psychiatrist in Europe. "We must get away from making negative suggestions even though they seem to be based upon scientific evidence from the standpoint of medicine." 67 . Therefore." In other words. you will. and liberty. you see. God's power is with your thoughts of good. The creative movement is in your own thought. "You'll lose the sight in that eye." and you believe that. you have sown the seed which must sooner or later bear the fruit of fear. have no power. You should think about it a thousand or five thousand times a day. In the beginning was the word. F o r the only immaterial power you know is thought. Never admit for a single instance any thought opposed to this basic truth of being. Or if a doctor says. said that doctors should stop making negative suggestions. he says. which is the entire ruin of life. Paul Tournier. If someone accepts that "You're going to be deaf in a year's time. Dr. They have no power to create the things they suggest. And the thoughts of others have no power except you accept that thought." I repeated that because you should ingest that in your blood stream. Then that thought which you accept becomes the movement of your own thought. When your thoughts are God's thoughts. The word was with God. A n d the word (which is a thought) was God. that's the meaning of: One with God is a majority. your thought is the power. Meaning it was created f r o m an individualistic standpoint. So. of course." a year to the day they'll go deaf. You should write it indelibly in your heart. who on earth can be against you? The suggestions of others. love. and if G o d be for you.
they'll be provided for you. "Boy. and they said. and suggestions of failure simply result in greater confidence in that person’s inner powers. If one of these men violates the code. God is the Living Spirit Almighty forever broadcasting the great eternal truths. It reinforces the concept that the Infinite can't fail. I visited this particular mine where nine thousand men were employed. life. There was the old preacher who said. So. He is told that the voodoo curse is on him. There were three men in charge of them. I spoke to a couple of the doctors who were present. head of the Religious Science Movement there told me about the voodoo curse." All this shows you how ridiculous these negative suggestions about God. Dr. "It's true." 68 . Our minds are cluttered up with false beliefs. and are opaque with these eternal truths. when you die you'll go to hell where there's gnawing and gnashing of teeth. and you are unfaithful to your wives. 'You will die at six o'clock. The God Presence is within you." The old preacher said. and the impulses. if you run around with women. "If you drink too much. and the universe are. "Parson. It reinforces faith and confidence in the principle of success. Brant of South Africa. he gets the skull and crossbones by a messenger from one of the other states." This doctor says. Sometimes the curse says. cautions and urges are always lifeward. I have no teeth. by suggestions.' This perfect specimen of humanity sits down and dies at six o'clock.Many religions are governed by thoughts. and opinions. one old man in the back row who had some sense said." So. These men kill themselves. power of suggestions. Suggestions that affect us are those that find a kindred spirit within us. "Fear killed him. Suggestions of fear made to a person full of confidence and faith have absolutely no effect. ideas.
and if God be for you. the suggestions of the voodoo doctor have power because their victims have given them power. or the pestillence that walketh in darkness.” Then you are told: “You shall not be afraid for the terror by night or the arrow that flieth by day. Realize the power is in the movement of your own thought. a Divine antibody. Who shall hurt you if you are a follower of that which is good? No evil shall befall the just. no plague shall come nigh thy dwelling. “One with God is a majority. some occult power. Surely. I will say of the Lord: He is my refuge. But there is nothing in the subconscious of the missionary that generates fear regarding a voodoo curse. Know for His angels shall watch over you and bear you up lest you dash your foot against a stone. No good thing shall be withheld from him who walks uprightly in the law. My God. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” “ I dwell in the secret place of the Most High. eternal truths and you build up immunity. in Him will I trust. The truth of God shall be my shield and buckler. You become God-intoxicated.These voodoo doctors curse the missionaries because they are taking business away from them. They laugh also at the skull and crossbones that are given to them by messenger. He will cover me with his feathers and under His wing shall I rest. and you walk the earth with the praise of God forever on your lips.” Identify yourself with these great. therefore. who can be against you?” “I will fear no evil for thou art with me. 69 . I abide in the shadow of the Almighty. they laugh at the curses pronounced upon them and the execrations of the voodoo doctor. No one has the power to hurt you but yourself. my fortress. But as the natives have been brought up in the belief that the voodoo doctor has some great power.
'" And. They wanted morphine. they would tell the patient. And. he said. "Often. 'Oh. clear up your ulcers. remove this pain that you have. told a group of us at the New Thought Movement that in his last year as an intern he and other interns would give patients a placebo -. a new chemical. that was marvelous medicine. 'All right. "They'd come back next week and say. had postoperative patients who were crying out at night full of pain. That was wonderful. She said. who was a great teacher in Los Angeles. that you'll be insensitive to all pain. now. and I would go to the patient and say. who had studied medicine in London. and everything else. Why? Because when you are hypnotized. you are. Then.' Then. Bayles released their healing power." she said. it will take away all the migraine. I need some more of that. they can remove a tumor. Elsie McCoy.showing you the power of suggestion. the doctor made a suggestion that you'll feel no pain. You feel absolutely nothing. it’s a new research product.a little crumb of bread. doctor. they can operate on you. or a little sugar or milk tablet put in a capsule form . The suggestion by Dr. "I would inject the distilled water and they'd go off to sleep for twelve hours.Dr. I'm going to give you half a grain of morphine subcutaneously. Dr. I would take a syringe and take a half a cc or one cc of distilled water. and growths. And all pain was taken away. There is nothing in it at all but sugar and milk. absolutely an inert substance. my dear. ulcers of the stomach. “this is a new drug. They can take a leg off. Bayles. and they accepted it just like when you are hypnotized and mesmerized.'" And it was absolutely nothing in the world but sugar -. It will take away all that migraine. who was a chief surgical nurse in a Chicago hospital for many years." 70 . lo and behold.
Then he went into the coffee shop. David Seabury. who had to go in and tell him it was all a joke. They said. the clerk did just that." According to their belief is it done unto them just the same as if they were hypnotized or mesmerized and told: You have no pain. His friends decided to have some fun with him. They accept that. How's your blood pressure?' And he got up and went to the saloon. 'Your eyes don't look good. 'You don't look good. a little town in Northern California. 'Have you been to the doctor? You don't look well. Your face is kind of white. The waitress said. Every morning he'd go to the post office. but the man got deathly sick. You'll feel absolutely nothing. Your subconscious mind accepts what is impressed upon it and what you consciously believe. they tipped off the postal clerk. They called Dr. Seabury. the bartender said. Dr. begin to think about the tremendous powers within you. So. This is the power of your mind. When he went there. It does not argue 71 ." he said. the waitress and the bartender to say. "The man went home and got deathly ill. He made himself sick. It does not reason things out like your conscious mind. Your eyes denote sickness. Have you seen a doctor? Are you all right? Shouldn't you go to bed?" When he came to the post office the next morning. and he passed them on to me many years ago. was the only one in America who knew Quimby's techniques of healing. a marvelous power.What happened? They accepted her suggestion. and to the saloon. Shouldn't you see a doctor?' "So. You'll be insensitive to all pain. "This is morphine. He told a very interesting thing: He said that as a young man he experimented with a ne'er-do-well up in Paradise. So. These were suggestions that he accepted. The suggestions were made for fun. This man had a certain habit. Your face is flushed. There's yellow pigmentation around your eyes. and to the coffee shop.
You will believe to be whatever the hypnotist tells you to be. good or bad. you will jump up three times and sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Remember. It even works after the hypnosis is over. To illustrate the amenability of your subconscious mind to suggestion. your subconscious mind will accept it as true and proceed to bring about results that must necessarily follow because you assumed it to be true. even though it may be false. Your thoughts are active and might be likened unto seeds. Negative. however false. or even a cat or a dog. your subconscious mind does not engage in proving whether your thoughts are good or bad. which accepts any kind of seed. If ordered to bark like a dog or to lap up milk like a dog and you will. Innumerable experiments by psychologists and psychiatrists and others on persons in the hypnotic state have shown that the subconscious mind is incapable of making selections and comparisons.with you controversially. true or false. For example. you will act out the part with inimitable accuracy. the hypnotist may tell you that at 3 PM the next day. which are necessary for a reasoning process. Your subconscious mind is like the soil. They have shown repeatedly that your subconscious mind will accept any suggestion. Having once accepted any suggestion. it responds according to the nature of the suggestion given. Before awakening you. destructive suggestions continue to work negatively in your subconscious mind. If instructed to kneel down and you will. if a practiced hypnotist suggests that you are Napoleon Bonaparte. if you consciously assume something to be true. But it responds according to the nature of your thoughts or suggestions. and in due time will come forth into outer experience which corresponds with them.” Sure 72 .
Your subconscious mind cannot argue controversially. heal. You see it in front of your eyes. at 3 PM the next day. and fill your soul with joy. you suddenly jump up three times and sing that song. while sitting at your desk. Your habitual thinking of your conscious and subconscious mind establishes deep grooves in your subconscious mind. This latter function belongs to your conscious mind. and accepts as true whatever your conscious mind believes to be true. 73 . Your thought is made manifest. It simply reacts to the impressions given to it by your conscious mind. Your personality becomes changed according to the suggestion given to you. or think things out for itself. It does not show a preference for one course of action over another. inspire. Its chief function is to protect your subconscious mind from false impressions. neither does it reason. your subconscious mind does not make comparisons or contrasts. You must realize that your conscious mind is your sentry at the gate. Hence. if you give it wrong suggestions it will accept them as true and will proceed to bring them to pass as conditions. and premises that bless. the importance of selecting thoughts. These simple illustrations portray clearly the difference between your conscious. All things that have happened to you are based upon the thoughts impressed on your subconscious mind through belief.enough. and events. experiences. ideas. Hence. You are now aware of one of the basic laws of mind: your subconscious mind is amenable to suggestion. That's why the word is made flesh. As you know. which is impersonal. nonselective. reasoning mind and your subconscious mind.
The following is a classic example of the tremendous power of suggestion. Suppose you approach a timid looking passenger aboard ship and say to her something like this: "You look very ill. How pale you are. I feel certain you are going to be seasick. Let me help you to your cabin." The passenger turns pale. Your suggestion of seasickness associates itself with her own fears and forebodings. She accepts your aid down to her berth, and there your negative suggestions that she accepted are realized and she does suffer from seasickness. It is true that different people will react in different ways to the same suggestion because of their subconscious conditioning or belief. For example, if you go to a sailor on the ship and
say to him sympathetically, "My dear fellow, you are looking ill. Aren't you feeling sick? You look to me as if you were going to be seasick." According to his temperament he either laughs at you, at your joke, or expresses a mild irritation or treats you with derision. Your suggestion fell on deaf ears in this instance because your suggestion of seasickness was associated in his mind with his own insecurity from it; therefore, it called up not fear or worry, but self-confidence and faith. The dictionary says that a suggestion is the act or instance of putting something into one's mind; the mental process by which the thought or idea suggested is entertained, accepted, or put into effect. You must remember that a suggestion cannot impose something on the subconscious mind against the will of the conscious mind. You have the power to reject any negative suggestion. In other words, your conscious mind has the power to reject any false or negative suggestion. In the case of the sailor, he had no fear of seasickness. He had convinced himself of his immunity, and the negative suggestion had absolutely no power to evoke fear. The suggestion of seasickness to the other passenger called forth her indwelling fear of sickness.
Each of us has his own inner fears, beliefs, opinions; and these inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. The woman passenger could say to you, "I'm going to roll with the blows. I'm going to have the time of my life. I'm going to have the most wonderful experience on this ship in my life. She would neutralize the negative suggestion. A suggestion has no power in and of itself except you mentally accept it. There is no inherent power in a suggestion; the power is in your thought. You might as well get that clearly. Every two or three years I give a series of lectures at the London Truth Forum in Caxton Hall, London. Dr. Evelyn Fleet, a distinguished psychologist, is director of that forum. She told me about an article which appeared in the English newspapers dealing with the power of suggestion. This is the suggestion a man gave to his subconscious mind over a period of two years. He said, "I would give my right arm to see my daughter cured." It appeared that his daughter had a crippling form of arthritis, together with a so-called incurable form of skin disease. Medical treatment had failed to alleviate the condition, and the father had an intense longing for his daughter's healing and expressed his desire in the words just quoted. Dr. Evelyn Fleet said the newspaper article pointed out that one day the family was out riding when their car collided with another. The father's right arm was torn off at the shoulder, and immediately the daughter's arthritis and skin condition vanished. That's a terrible price to pay for a healing, isn't it? Your subconscious doesn't take a joke. It-takes you literally. You'd better stop giving it the wrong suggestions. There's nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so. You must make certain to give your subconscious mind only suggestions that heal, bless, elevate, and inspire you in all your ways. Remember that your
subconscious mind cannot take a joke. It takes you at your word. It takes you literally. Stop saying, "I can't be healed. I can't make ends meet." Your subconscious will see to it that you can't. A young singer was invited to give an audition. She had been looking forward to the interview, but on three previous occasions she had failed miserably due to fear of failure. She was giving suggestions of failure to her own subconscious. She had a good voice, but she had been saying to herself, "When the time comes for me to sing, maybe they won't like me. I'll try, but I'm full of fear inside and am bound to fail." Her subconscious mind accepted these negative autosuggestions as a request, and proceeded to manifest them and bring them into an experience. The cause was an involuntary autosuggestion, that is, silent fear thoughts emotionalized and subjectified. You see, your thought is your prayer. If you don't know the workings of your mind, how on earth can you pray? She overcame it by the following technique: Three times a day she isolated herself in her room. She sat down comfortably in an armchair, relaxed her body, and closed her eyes. She imagined she was as relaxed as a wet leaf on a log. Did you ever see a wet leaf on a log? Picture it in your mind and you will relax. She stilled her mind and body in a wonderful way. Physical inertia favors mental placidity and renders the mind more receptive to ideas, suggestions. She counteracted the fear suggestion by saying to herself, "God is the great singer. God is the great musician within me, the Living Spirit Almighty. I sing beautifully, majestically, and gloriously. I am poised, serene, confident, and calm." She repeated this statement slowly, quietly, and with feeling for five to ten minutes at each sitting, knowing that whatever you attach to I AM you become. She had three such sittings every day, and one immediately prior to sleep. At the end of a week
she was completely poised and confident. When the invitation to audition came, she gave a remarkable, wonderful audition. You see, the law of your subconscious is compulsive, and you are compelled to give a marvelous rendition. A woman aged seventy-five was in the habit of saying to herself, "I am losing my memory." You can't lose your mind or your memory. Whatever you have ever learned, even in your mother's womb, is recorded faithfully in your subconscious mind. It forgets nothing. It's the storehouse of memory. What most people need is 'forgetery,' to coin a word; because they are remembering the old grudges, peeves, or lawsuits. They are remembering their losses in the stock market or casinos or at the track. They keep talking about them. They should forget these things, but they don't. She reversed it. She said, "My memory from today on is improving in every way. I shall always remember whatever I need to know, at every moment of time and point of space. The impressions received will be clear and more definite. I shall retain them automatically and with ease. Whatever I wish to recall will immediately present itself in the correct form in my mind. I am improving rapidly every day, and very soon my memory will be better than it has ever been before." At the end of three weeks her memory was back to normal, and she was delighted. She gave new impressions to her subconscious mind. Whatever you impress on your subconscious mind will be expressed on the screen of space. Yes, it will come forth as form, function, experience, and event. Another influence on your subconscious is hetero-suggestion. Heterosuggestion means suggestions from another person. At all ages the power of suggestion has played a part on human life and thought in every period of time, in
each country of the earth. In many parts of the world it is the controlling power of religion, with constant reiteration of such comments as, "You are a sinner," "The Devil is going to get you," "When you die you are going to go to hell," and things of that nature. It frightens the life out of people. There were some clergymen and others who claim the Lord spoke to them. All this is hypnotic. Some preached that the Lord said that Los Angeles was such a bad city, a great earthquake would take place and we'd all be wiped out, and all of California would be taken into the ocean. Hundreds, I think thousands of people left and went to Mississippi, Arizona, and all over the place. And, of course, the earthquake didn’t taken place. Don't be a prophet of doom or gloom. Be a prophet of God, or good. Some people have called me up about that earthquake, and I say to them, "Can you swim?" "Oh," they say, "yes." "Well, then," I say, "we have no problem. You can swim your way to safety." You can see how silly these hypnotic suggestions are. But how diabolical they are when they frighten the life out of a person, so they sell their home, give their goods away for practically nothing, and go off in fear. If you dwell in the secret place of the Most High you abide in the shadow of the Almighty. You'll say of the Lord, He is your refuge and your fortress. My God, in Him will you trust. Place your trust in the God Presence. Suggestions may be used to discipline and control. It can be used to control ourselves or to take control and command over others who do not know the laws of mind. Politicians use it. They use it negatively. They appeal to the biases and prejudices of people. And, of course, you know it's a lot of tommyrot. But they are looking for votes, and these people are gullible. And they are brainwashed and mesmerized, because if you are emotionally aroused you can be manipulated. It's
So.” “ what's the use?” “ Nobody cares. are wonderful and magnificent.” “ life is an endless grind. of course.” “ you'll never amount to anything. Osama bin Laden practiced it. not knowing how to thwart them when we were young.very dangerous to get into a negative emotion. appealing to the religious prejudices.” “ it's no use.” “ it's no use trying so hard.” “ you're all wrong.” “ love is for the birds. the majority of us have been given many negative suggestions.” : the world is going to the dogs. “ ”you'll fail. we unconsciously accepted them. Constructive suggestions. In its negative aspects. You'd better watch yourself. racial and religious prejudices.” “it's not what you know but who you know. From infancy on. despots.” 79 . and you can be manipulated because you are highly suggestible.” ” you haven't got a chance.” “you can't trust a soul. a suggestion is one of the most destructive of all of the response patterns of the mind resulting in war. Here are some negative suggestions frequently heard: “You can't. they planted these suggestions repeating certain things over and over again to millions of these people. then when they were highly emotionally aroused.” “ watch out or you'll get the virus. and disaster. You communicate with all the trouble in Los Angeles. from infancy on the majority of us have been given many negative suggestions. because at that moment you have a wavelength that gets you into trouble. and tyrants of the world know the power of suggestions.” ” you mustn't. “ “pretty soon you'll be bankrupt.” ‘ you're too old now. Stalin practiced it.” “ you just can't win. Hitler practiced it.” “ things are getting worse and worse. The dictators. racial prejudices of people. misery. suffering.
because you are giving these destructive suggestions to yourself. and impending doom.These are commands to your subconscious mind. inhibited. Unless. The hetero-suggestion process goes on in every home. worry. You'll haunt the psychiatrist's office. such as reading the Psalms before you go to sleep. friends. Knowing that you could reject all these negative suggestions by giving your subconscious mind the pattern of prayer. as an adult. A relative of mine went to a crystal gazer some years ago. And your life will be a living hell. office. which is a reconditioning therapy. these thoughts of fear could cause you to lose the will for life. then you counteract all these destructive ideas. The crystal gazer told him that he had a bad heart and predicted that he would die at the next new moon. If you look back you can easily recall how parents. You don't have to be influenced by destructive hetero-suggestions. neurotic. and club. as others want you to do and in ways that are to their own advantage. You can read dozens of items that could sow the seeds of futility. factory. feel. He began to tell all members of his family about this prediction. The purpose of much of it was to control you or instill fear into you. and clergy contributed in a campaign of negative suggestions. the impressions made on you in the past can cause behavior patterns that cause failure in your personal social life. anxiety. fear. If accepted by you. Pick up the paper any day. and act. and you will discover much of it was in the form of propaganda. relatives. You will find that many of these suggestions are f for the purpose of making you think. This powerful suggestion entered into his subconscious mind 80 . you use a constructive prayer process. Study the things said to you. teachers. You'll be frustrated. and he arranged his will.
the subconscious mind will accept and act upon it. vigorous. My relative was happy. He proceeded to tell everyone about it. The suggestions of others in themselves have absolutely no power whatever over you except the power 81 . Postmortem showed that there was nothing at all wrong with his heart. He became terrified and constantly dwelled upon the fact that he was going to die at the next new moon. Let us look at what happened in the light of our knowledge of the way the subconscious works. The woman who predicted his death had no more power than the stones and sticks in the field. her prediction could have been completely neutralized and dissipated without hurting him. He brought about his own so-called death. ridiculous. He died as predicted. reasoning mind of man believes." And he would have neutralized it. If he had known the laws of mind he would have completely rejected the negative suggestion and said. Whatever the conscious. destruction of the physical body. My relative also told me that this crystal gazer was believed to have some strange occult powers. knowing that in his heart he was governed and controlled by his own thought and feeling. healthy. superstitious stories. by his fear and expectation of the end. I live forever. not knowing that he was the cause of his own death. which he accepted. "My life is God's life. and he prepared for the end.because he accepted it completely. and his own thought was the cause. and robust when he went to see the fortuneteller. The activity took place in his own mind. I suppose many of us have heard similar stupid. She gave him a very negative suggestion. He killed himself. And he would have refused to give her words any attention. Like tin arrows aimed at a battleship. or rather. Her suggestion had no power to create or bring about the end she suggested. and he could do harm or good to a person.
Dale. performed over 400 major operations. I have met some kahunas. Your wound will heal. Dr. suggestions given to men and women in a trance state. voodoo. and hypnotize people. He mentioned the name of a man who he believed was using voodoo or sorcery against him. "You have no infection. that everything was going wrong in his life. You'll be wonderful.that you give them through your own thought. I received a letter from a waiter in Honolulu whom I had met on a recent trip there. Then it becomes your thought. Dr. Remember. So. 82 . you have to entertain the thought. Remember. and tell them after the operation. All this was due to the suggestions by Dr." and so on. Dale to the subconscious mind of his patients. that he was cursed. operations of the eye. He did all these amputations and major operations without any anesthetic. and throat. removal of tumors and cancerous growths. make passes. and you do the thinking. a surgeon. ear. and you can choose whatsoever things are lovely and of good report. A kuhana is a Hawaiian priest. and all these things are words used to cover the gross ignorance of people. Dale had only a mortality rate of two or three percent. sorcery. such as amputations. All these operations were conducted under mental anesthesia. They weren't even known. long before ether or chloroform were discovered. Isn't that a wonderful way to realize the wonderful good you can do with constructive suggestions? Recently. James L. This shows you the power of your deeper mind. He taught orderlies to go around. this waiter said someone was practicing black magic against him. You have to give your mental consent. Satanism. There are good and bad kahunas. you have the capacity to choose. and they responded accordingly. Infection was reduced to a minimum.
and eternal truth. 83 . Therefore. I told him that when his thought is God's thought. and whatever God thinks can only result in Divine law and order. It's omnipotent. this is indisputable. I said. that's why one with God is a majority. and joy. rendering you impervious to all harm. and the stick is one piece. But that's all it is. that his thought is creative. It's a power. There is nothing to oppose it. thwart it. sorcery. black magic. This is an emanation of the God Presence within you. As you continue to do this.There is only One Power. the God Presence within moving as unity. infinite life. harmony. so that we are one with God. There are two ends of the stick. or anything under the sun. Likewise. you can call it Satanism. The Power is the I AM. it is God thinking through him. it's supreme. or impede its growth and expansion. heaven's first law. negative thoughts of others could not enter into his mind unless he opened the door of his mind and gave them entrance. God is all there is. I wrote him a lengthy explanation highlighting and pointing out that all the water in the ocean couldn't sink a ship unless it got inside. so there is no separation. boundless love. God's power is with his thought of good. he is automatically protected and immune to all the toxic effluvia of the mass mind. absolute harmony. and when you use that Power negatively. but it's not the power. peace. after a day you will actually see a golden circle of healing light all around you. So that same power is within you. I gave him the age-old spiritual prescription. incontrovertible. and infinite joy. Actually. when he thinks of the eternal verities. There's the Universal at one end and the individual on the other end. God is absolute truth. that when he thinks of God's love. voodoo. the source of which is lost in antiquity: Sit down quietly two or three times a day and imagine that you are surrounded by a sacred circle of God's light.
therefore. because you can't give it. These negative emotions engendered by the voodoo practitioner recoiled with double force back on him. you can't receive it. he poured out benedictions and prayers on his well-wishers. peace. The sequel to this was most interesting. If you can't hate a person. and you will create it into your own mind and body and kill yourself. You can't receive anything you can't give. as he no longer received them.. very simple. Therefore. again. The negative thoughts and imprecations hurled against him by the voodoo practitioner had no place to go. And then the proverbial boomerang took place. he can't receive it. it will all boomerang back to them. who gets it? You get the boomerang. You can't receive it. you could have a thousand people thinking negatively of you. God's love fills his soul. You see. presumably of a heart attack. At the end of a week he read in the paper that this voodoo man had dropped dead in the street. A child could understand it. you can't receive hate. Wish for everyone all the blessings of heaven. Simply affirm: "God's love fills my soul. On the contrary. it comes back to you with double force. you are glad to give love. I loose him and let him go. Make a habit of this whenever you think of the voodoo man. The explanation of this episode is. The other person can prosper like the green bay tree. you are thinking it. If you can't pour out negative suggestions and wish for them failure. and harmony.You are now invulnerable and completely insulated from the fear thoughts or negative suggestions of others. The waiter continued on the above prayer process. you can't receive it. 84 . Perhaps he is full of love and goodwill. goodwill. Because if you are wishing death for another. Then. you are feeling it. Therefore. and he actually killed himself. It's so simple. if you can't give it.
When you send out murderous or evil thoughts to another. as your Bible tells you. born the same second. you are the only thinker in your universe. beauty. for all murder is really self-murder.Remember. peace. you are creating within yourself. mystic visioning. and you accept these things. numbers. That's whoring after strange gods. They have power if you believe in them. supreme. He didn't know that these things had no power. Or someone else might be the instrument through which you meet your death. Since your thought is creative. If the mass mind believes in these things. these are two doctors. This is referred to as the boomerang. meditation. according to your belief is it done unto you. You are giving power to a created thing instead of the Spirit. Which is omnipotent. to think and wish evil for another is to kill love. what you are thinking about the other. identical twins. These thoughts generate emotions. "It's a malefic configuration of the stars. who has insulated himself by God-like thoughts and cannot receive the negative vibrations. 85 . yes. Well. prayer. Further more. anyhow. The other took up numerology." Let me tell you something about these stars. they'll come to pass. harmony. and malefic configurations in the sky. The All Powerful One. Then you'll say. and joy within yourself. "Why did this happen to me?" Or maybe you'll say. one after another. That's why the Golden Rule is the great law. which can cause a fatal disease. Evil thoughts plus the subconscious emotions generated by them accumulate in your subconscious mind. You believe in God Who made the stars. astrology. they are twins. you don't believe in a created thing. they return to you with double force. and emotions kill or cure. One was a profound student of the Science of Mind. bringing about selfdestruction. the All Wise One.
because you have accepted it. Shakespeare was a profound student of the Bible. "Look. or whatever means of conveyance I use. the other believed in the stars. we are underlings. she was afraid to travel by auto. and had the most wonderful year of his life: honor. and accept the 86 . or plane. this man who believed in all these diabolical configurations had a terrible accident. and there was loss. was honored.Anyhow. Well. ourselves. I was visited by a young woman who was emotionally distraught over a prediction of a palmist that she would have a serious accident on or near her 21st birthday. Having actuated it with fear. and received in foreign countries. and what have you. not the stars. and Saturn was square another." And. and also he was disciplined by the medical authorities. The other brother -.prospered. you will. one brother believed in prayer. It's just like you are hypnotized and say. believe. it would undoubtedly have come to pass had she not learned how to neutralize the accepted negative thought. This is how she neutralized it: "Whenever I go by bus. one of his children took an overdose of a drug and killed himself. sickness. you are going to have an accident. that's sort of hypnotic. He said. he was told that Neptune was square her sun. train. recognition. he was demoted. automobile. I know. he was sued. Believe in the God who made the stars. consequently. or plane. his natal sign and so forth. and limitation. he was in danger of an accident.remember. of course. foot. his house burned down." Shakespeare said that. train. She was living in perpetual fear and impressed her subconscious mind with the belief in an accident. Yes. You see. lack. All his writings are tinctured and permeated with scriptural writings. they are identical twins -. promotion. She had accepted the suggestion. "But we.
It isn't the crystal ball. I know that Infinite Intelligence guides and directs me at all times and I am always in the sacred center of God's eternal love. it's because of the people's belief. or you love money or possessions. you are going to be a banker. glorious.truth that Divine love goes before me making joyous. Yes. or things of that nature. believing. So. whether they are tongues they shall cease. The whole armor of God enfolds me at all times. and all that. When millions of people believe that when you are born a Leo you will have certain characteristics. She is now twenty-three years of age. It's the race belief about people that come to pass. It isn't that you are born under a veil. It is the belief. God controls all travel in the heavens above and the earth beneath. and God alone controls by God and all my ways and travels. afternoon. or crook. Whether they are prophesies they shall fail. knowing that these spiritual vibrations would obliterate and expunge from the subconscious mind the negative suggestion. making a l l m y journeys a h i g h w a y for my God. That's the way you mold and fashion your own destiny. All these qualities of God are within you. and night. not the thing itself. She got married to a childhood friend. it isn't the stars or their position. Or if you are born in Aries that you always want to get on top or in front of the line by hook. Just like the Irish believe that they'll hear the wail of the banshee when some 87 . or something else. Yes. which was charged with fear. because you are born in Taurus or something. as Ernest Holmes said about these things. and happy my way. and they are extremely happy. She experienced the happiest day of her life on her twenty-first birthday." She affirmed these truths morning. It's because of the cast of your mind that things happen to you. It isn't because of your genetic coat. All things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer. ye shall receive.
But other people don't hear it. too. We were mesmerized. When you are angry. it's true. "That's what you hear. You are molded in the image and likeness of that which annoys and irritates you. If you are irritated and full of carping criticisms." Yes. or envious. The Book of Proverbs says. and when we eat the food. of course. They don’t realize that every truth is a half-truth and that you must see two sides of the question. Jealousy is the green-eyed monster. too. We were told. You become what you condemn. The injured lover's hell. You mold and fashion your own destiny. when we were children. These things happen. you are at a wavelength of trouble.relative is going to die. therefore. When you are jealous." and. or angry. It would be silly to tell these people that they don't hear the wail of the banshee. You weren't taught that when you were young. Of course. "Put away the forward mouth and the perverse tongue. they hear it. we poison ourselves. These are the powers of your subconscious mind. you don't hear it. Milton called it. But it comes out of their own subconscious mind because of their belief. you are in a negative wavelength. Religious fanatics are emotionally aroused. It's the nature of love as well as the nature of hatred to mold us into the likeness of that which we 88 . are highly suggestible. People can take advantage of you. you are highly suggestible. and you are down on people. We poison the banquet.If you're angry and full of hostility. as I have told you. Furthermore. these emotional states. and you are condemning them. and you are tuning in to lots of trouble . My brothers and sisters have heard it. Your mind can be manipulated. you become subjectively involved with that which you dislike and criticize. Marvelous powers. The power that moves the world is within you. I've heard it. and all the negative vibrations move in upon you.
and beauty. “I AM the Lord that healeth thee. In the Book of Proverbs it says." It is God seeking a holy receptacle that He might express Himself at higher levels through you because you are the focal point of the Divine. joyous. are you poor? If you settle down in your mind and say. No.” Don't settle down and say this is the cross I must bear. it reduces the edema. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. God made you rich. because you are resigned to it. You are God made manifest. God made you rich. The tendency of life is to heal. or lameness. or I must put up with this. I'm incurable." then you are through. and glorious your way. Why. truth. Turn neither to the right nor to the left. You know very well if you burn yourself. Maintain the desire inside. are you poor? The will of God for you is something transcending your fondest dreams.contemplate. because he trusted in thee. Insist on harmony. or this lumbago. then. It is God seeking expression through you. and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. you are in the wavelength of trouble. I am the Lord. thy God. I must put up with this arthritis. The will of God for you is a greater measure of life. put away the forward mouth and the perverse tongue. Keep your eyes straight ahead. or whatever it is. it forms thrombin. "Come on up higher. and peace. and you are in for lots and lots of trouble. Why. You have accepted it. there is no evil on my pathway. God loves you. love. Furthermore. then. No. "I'm through. That's a wonderful thing to do. The will of God for you in the design is a greater measure of peace and joy. All the prayers in the world won't help you. With mine eyes stayed on God. “Let thine eye look right on. I will come 89 . If you cut yourself. health. It's hopeless. Realize Divine love goes before you making straight. You are God's son. saying. So. you are God's daughter. I have need of you. God is seeking expression through you. and abundance.
I will come and restore health unto thee and heal thee of thy wounds. You say. Wake up. Yes. and don't go too much to the left. You don't get angry. You must insist on a healing. and many people go insane. the middle path.” Is the Lord's hand shortened that He cannot save? No. don't bother with your ouija board. there is no evil on my pathway. That you do believe. 90 . In other words.” All healing is of the Most High. Yes." Now. Impatience possess ye your soul. Your own consciousness is the path. You don't believe in evil entities. you don't get mad at yourself. So. Yes. remember. But you do believe: With mine eyes stayed on God. He said. You don't settle down. the royal path of the ancients. saith the Lord. You don't go too far to the right or too far to the left.and heal thee. then your subconscious plays the role of evil entity. and I'll never rest until I get harmony. Don't you know when you operate the ouija board it's your own subconscious talking back to you? And if you believe in evil entities or something. I AM the way. Don't get all absorbed in the phenomena of the world and judge according to appearances. don't get violent because then you'll only get worse. If there be prophesies they shall fail. There is a way out. stop going to the right and left. Walk the middle road. that's all. "There is a solution. Turn neither to the right nor to the left. for heaven's sake! You are simply talking to yourself. and peace. But you continue to have the urge for a healing. and feeling creates your destiny. How could you predict for a courageous man failure? How could you predict incurability for a man who believes in the Healing Power of God? You couldn't do it. and wholeness into my life. and love. You are only talking to yourself. That's your thought. you don't become impatient. “I AM the Lord that healeth thee. You don't believe in fortunetellers or crystal balls.
Divine peace fills your soul. So. and feel. You must see two sides to it. therefore. It's the road to holiness.Every truth is a half-truth. Do your own thinking. You don't create these things. It's the path of freedom. Yes. believe that God.. Begin to believe in all these things. but you activate them. That's very wonderful. Begin now to believe. Control your own emotions. In A Nutshell 91 . Right action reigns supreme. make them potent in your life. As you accept these truths with your conscious mind your subconscious will bring all these things to pass. But that path is within you. that your own thought and feeling create your destiny. You are inspired from on high. and know that God is guiding you in all your ways. heaven's first law. and you will discover that all your ways are pleasantness and all your paths are peace. there is a road. God is the only truth. It will manipulate you. or Infinite Intelligence. To believe something is to accept it as true. Divine law and order governs you. I AM the life. God is prospering you in all ways. If you don't do your own thinking and your own praying. the mass mind will move in upon you and do all your thinking for you. It means wholeness. and manipulate all your conscious actions. you see. govern all your activities. control. Therefore. There's a main road. is guiding you. Divine right action governs you at all times. I AM the truth. Whatever you decide to be true in your conscious mind you will experience with your subconscious mind. Don't let your mother-in-law do the thinking for you. What you decide to be true with your conscious mind you will experience with your subconscious mind on the screen of space. realize. Then you put yourself in prison--the prison of fear and sickness. Your subconscious beliefs dictate. There is a highway. claim. That Divine law and order. I AM the way. Don't let the TV commentators generate your emotions for you.
and if God be for you. you have to entertain the thought. your conscious mind has the power to reject any false or negative suggestion. love. such as reading the Psalms before you go to sleep. Knowing that you could reject all these negative suggestions by giving your subconscious mind the pattern of prayer. In other words. You have to give your mental consent. Then it becomes your thought. Sit down quietly two or three times a day and imagine that a sacred circle of God’s light surrounds you. after a day you will actually see a golden circle of healing light all around you. you have sown the seed which must sooner or later bear the fruit of fear. and you can choose whatsoever things are lovely and of good report. then you counteract all these destructive ideas. which is the entire ruin of life. “One with God is a majority. You don't have to be influenced by destructive hetero-suggestions. No good thing shall be withheld from him who walks uprightly in the law. The suggestions of others in themselves have absolutely no power whatever over you except the power that you give them through your own thought.Once admit there is any power outside yourself (and that power is thought). you have the capacity to choose. You have the power to reject any negative suggestion. and liberty. Who shall hurt you if you are a follower of that which is good? No evil shall befall the just. who can be against you?” You must remember that a suggestion cannot impose something on the subconscious mind against the will of the conscious mind. No one has the power to hurt you but yourself." Realize the power is in the movement of your own thought. Remember. however beneficent you may conceive it to be. no plague shall come nigh thy dwelling. and you do the thinking. This is an emanation of the God 92 . As you continue to do this.
Presence within you. you see. or Infinite Intelligence. Therefore. make them potent in your life. Right action reigns supreme. Simply affirm: "God's love fills my soul. But that path is within you. I loose him and let him go. It means wholeness. It's the path of freedom. Begin to believe in all these things. You are now invulnerable and completely insulated from the fear thoughts or negative suggestions of others. 93 . believe that God. rendering you impervious to all harm. Whatever you decide to be true in your conscious mind you will experience with your subconscious mind. is guiding you. God's love fills his soul. You don't create these things. Divine peace fills your soul. Divine law and order governs you. It's the road to holiness. There's a main road. but you activate them.
But this does not necessarily mean that everyone meditates constructively.. you are meditating. In creative transcendental meditation. it's a first-class meditation. Do you want to be hypnotized with all sorts of negative suggestions of every kind? No. and hunger. and enthusiasm. the past is dead. but it's very negative and has very negative results. What is the prize? It’s health. or if you are thinking of the losses you had in the stock market. or peacefully. turn enthusiastically to that which is noble and Godlike. deceit and trickery. and you are dwelling on that. So. harmoniously. receptive state.Chapter 4 – Practical Meditation There is no mystery about meditation. too. Everybody meditates. you have a first-class meditation. psychic. Your technique is very good. happiness. If you meditate on an old lawsuit. Remember not the former things. peeves. joy. you have to reject these and think of the opposite and say: 94 . but you have very negative results. neither consider the things of old. because whatever you give attention to your subconscious magnifies and multiplies exceedingly. reach for the things that are before. the blowout on the lonely road. if you find yourself lost in the memory of an old hurt. how you lost everything and the other one won through lies. vitality. because you are in a passive. When you find yourself listening to the TV or radio with predictions of gloom and doom. how you were dumped by your teenage sweetheart. And the announcer or the newscaster is talking to you. peace. or grudges of any kind. and all the rest of it. For example. press toward the mark for the prize. Forget the things that are behind.
wonders will begin to happen as you pray. For example."I don't accept that. if you have a vessel and it's tainted in any way. happiness. Your mind must be clean. what happens to it? The water becomes tainted. meditation means the inner conversation you have inside yourself. it's a wonderful form of prayer. peace. the light of God illumines my pathway). or hostile. What do you say to yourself when you are all alone? That inner speech is always made manifest because that's what you really believe. in the quietude of your own mind. Shouldn't the vessel be clean when you pour clean water into it. or His peace fills my soul. or contemplating. You must do that to the point where 95 . Therefore. surrender that person to the God Presence. quieting the mind. at a religious service when all the audience gets quiet and we dwell upon a certain great truth of God (for example: God is love. Remember. A wonderful sense of inner peace should fill your soul when you meditate. and forgive everybody on the face of the earth. wishing for that person health. when you pray. The vessel is your mind. read a Psalm or an inspirational poem before you go to sleep at night." Instead. forgive yourself for harboring any kind of negative thoughts. Emerson said that meditation was the contemplation of the truths of God from the highest standpoint. you are indulging in a first-class meditation with very poor results. And you are charging your subconscious mind with spiritual truths as you go to the deep of sleep. or you are pouring clean water into a tainted vessel. When you stand praying or meditating. if you have anything against any person. You see. or God is guiding me now. It is that inner talk you have with yourself. As you sustain that Presence. resentful. and all the blessings of life. If you discover yourself as you drive along the road quarreling mentally with the boss or somebody in the office and you are angry.
"Oh. When you stand praying.. and you are mad because you lost money. and so on. in fear. I'm not spiritual enough. It's a benediction that goes forth from you. What we call meditation is really the practice of the Presence of God. Whenever your attention wanders away. in every person. full of corrosion and rust. Don't say. and they're mad at the jockey. in songs. because you are always meditating. Meditation in its most effective form is the practice of the Presence of God--seeing God everywhere. I have to take some lessons in meditation. therefore. you’re mad at the organization. or resentment. look at the stock market. you can. you get up in the morning. see what happened. you certainly can't meditate or contemplate on the eternal verities. I must take some special training. or angry with someone. For example. You no longer sizzle. They went to the races and lost a lot of money. If the pipe is dirty. and they begin to dwell upon why they didn't pick the right horse. in running brooks -.seeing God in everything." All of that is nonsense. You are mad at the broker.you can meet the person in your mind and you rejoice at hearing good news about him or her. Of course. You are always meditating. Don't say that you can't meditate. sermons and stones. but it's very negative. the water wants to come through. You want to write a letter to them telling them they're not running their business properly. You get all excited. You’re mad at yourself. You fuss and fume and are all agitated. Some people meditate on the races. how much money they lost. but the water is muddied because it comes through an unclean pipe. bring it back to the contemplation of God’s Holy Presence. forgive if you have anything against anybody. You have had a first-class meditation. If you sizzle or you are down on yourself. That's a first-class 96 . doubt. Everyone can and does meditate. in trees.
means to keep the mind. to engage in thought or contemplation. something wonderful like the 91st Psalm. and ingest these great truths. But you can also meditate on the fact. or the 23rd Psalm. my strength and my redeemer. the truths of God must become a living part of you.” That's the 19th Psalm. Yes. And they want to transform the world. They are magnificent way to meditate. to ruminate. The Psalmist says: “But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law doth he meditate day and night. His leaf also shall not wither. becomes a part of your bloodstream. Likewise. They criticize the owner of the horse. business. as you eat it. perfect. But you can also meditate on something spiritual. right action reigns supreme. to consider something to be done. or attention. and they criticize the jockey. When they are.” That's the 1st Psalm. It means to incorporate them in your soul like an apple. and joyous your way. that God is guiding you now. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight. in the language of the dictionary. Psalms are songs of God. So. if you meditate on the horse races or stocks and think about the subject. 97 . and they criticize themselves. you are compelled to express these great truths. Divine peace floods your mind.meditation with extremely negative results. digest. Divine love fills your soul.family. and everything else. reflect. everything else fades away-. which you meditated on. You become all absorbed on the stock market or the horse races. and that Divine love goes before you today and every day making straight. fixed upon. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringing forth his fruit in his season. everyone meditates. to muse upon or over. 0 Lord. To meditate. home life. The Bible is your meditation.” To meditate is to absorb. as you are driving along the road. and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
because you are always meditating. for He is good. therefore. You have to taste it and say. As he thinketh in his heart (subconscious mind). so does he become." In other words. dramatize. It is the ideas. As the Psalmist points out. To state it still another way: Your conscious and subconscious must agree." meaning you have to ingest. abiding faith and conviction) be acceptable in thy sight. your delight is in the law of the Lord. No one can eat an apple for you. 0 Lord. your deep. your brain and your heart must agree on what you affirm. so does he act. You are what you think all day long. There is no other law under the sun. beliefs. That's the whole law. You must. practice meditation on eternal verities and follow the injunction of the Psalmist when he says: "Let the words (thoughts expressed) of my mouth and the meditation of my heart (the inner. You must incorporate the eternal truths of God in your subjective depths before they will become operative in your life. my strength and redeemer. study. and experience the results of your meditation. today. silent knowing of the soul.cogitate. gracious. "Now I know what he is talking about. Give your attention and devotion to the great truths. the same yesterday. so is he. In other words. You must bring forth. digest. and forever. Your thought and feeling 98 . think about. Actually. and full of goodwill. your feelings and beliefs are in line with the universal truths of God. Then you become kindly. Godlike. no one can taste salt for you. and opinions impressed in your subconscious mind that are projected and made manifest on the screen of space. so does he experience. when your thoughts and ideas. "Taste the Lord. no one can teach you meditation. the things which never change. become engrossed in them so they are a living part of you. Then comes the manifestation of your good. and absorb these truths. and the law is: You are what you contemplate. noble." This is why the Bible says.
They don't know they are magnifying the trouble. reading headlines dealing with politics. Cause. peeves. grudges. Sit down quietly and focus your attention on this greatest of all truths. such as: “God is love. international disturbances. There are many people like John Jones. bone. if you're dwelling on what the prophets of doom and gloom are predicting. They meditate on old hurts. and Substance. John Jones gets up in the morning and immediately picks up the newspaper. crime. cremate it with the right thoughts. He's mad at what goes on in Washington. If he is disturbed by these. the Living Spirit Almighty within you. muscle. He burns up when he reads or hears about these things. If a negative thought comes into your mind. True meditation is the way of experiencing the Presence of God. grievances. his state capital and City Hall. intensely confirming that the Living Spirit is the only Presence. inspired. And that everything you are aware of is a part of the Infinite Being and manifestation. You are mentally digesting. he wants to write a letter to the columnist who wrote the article. It is the quickest method of becoming illumined. This means that you become engrossed in the Divine Presence. For example. he fumes and fusses. which are Divine agencies resulting in the joy of the answered prayer. This is a first-rate meditation with very negative results. ingesting. Then you are truly meditating. Everybody meditates to an extent--either constructively or negatively. and absorbed in a moment that lasts forever. and mistakes they have made. or if you 99 .fused together represent the union of the male and female elements within you. he sometimes gets angry. and your bloodstream.” For example. naturally. Power. and His peace fills my soul. and other negative stories. gets agitated and perturbed. and absorbing the truth into your mentality in the same manner as a piece of bread becomes a part of your tissue.
Life was never born. today. because you are the Living Spirit Almighty walking the earth. but to the Living Spirit Which created you and all things in the entire world. Then contemplate what this means to you. for God is life and that is your life now. Then you will begin to see peace where there is discord. songs in running brooks. And everything you see is a manifestation of it. water wets it not. infinite intelligence. 100 . experience. Nothing is grander or greater than that. the only Cause. is boundless love. Your silent conversation with yourself is always made manifest in your experience. The silent thinking and imaging in your heart comes forth as form. and life where there is so-called death.are mentally quarreling with the boss on your job. creeds. Begin. absolute harmony. omnipresent. as we said. That's the highest form of meditation. fire burns it not. it will never die. the only Presence. it's the same yesterday. You will always be a Spirit. A billion years from now you will be alive somewhere. and devotion to the One Presence Power--not to men. and forever. joy where there is sadness. institutions. or the Living Spirit. swords pierce it not. and God in everything. You are a Spirit now. love where there is hatred. loyalty. wind blows it not away. Presence and Power. Think quietly about this Divine Presence from all angles. or dogma. and the wonders that can and will happen to you as you give your allegiance. You are meditating spiritually when you think about the Infinite Being. tongues in trees. omniactive. We are all garments which God wears as He moves through the illusion of time and space. and remind yourself that God. function. and events of your life. to see sermons in stones. you are indulging in a first-rate meditation that is followed by negative results. the only Substance. And this Presence and Power is omnipotent.
in that moment that lasts forever. and restoring his soul. peace. He continued meditating every night and morning. He began to still the wheels of his mind and for 15 or 20 minutes several times a day. I wrote down the qualities and attributes of God for him. goodness. As he did this regularly. gentleness. he would quietly. and light were flowing through his mind and heart. this decision. the joy of vitality. meekness. He wanted to put his hand to the plow and contribute to humanity. tranquility. joy. silently. of harmony. glory. this man's whole mind and body. You are 101 . to transform himself and to be reborn mentally and spiritually. purifying. He said to me that all he could remember was that he knew the whole world was within him. too.” He had an intense desire to become a new man. He was. and abundance. beauty. in other words. His feeling was indescribable. while meditating one night. I knew a murderer in New York City who admitted he had killed a man. He had an intense desire. of peace. however. as well as the cell he was in. The joy of being a new man. health and vitality. This intense desire. was 75 percent of his healing just the same as an alcoholic wants to give it up and become a new man in God. became a blaze of light.The results of your meditation will shine forth as peace. He was actually blinded by the light for a while. and temperance. cleansing. Then you have no problem. He suffers for the joy that is set before him. faith. At the end of about a month. healing. serenity. and the joy of being able to contribute again to humanity and live a God-like life. He wanted to do great things. sobriety. that he felt the ecstasy and rapture of Divine love permeating every atom of his being. this murderer activated and resurrected the qualities of the Infinite resident in his subjective depths. and lovingly claim and feel that God's love. “He restoreth my soul.
thorns. and temperance. where they graze. He was transformed. as your way-shower. he looks at their nose and their feet to see if there are any needles. And the Lord is your shepherd. peace. because he wants to see if there are any noxious weeds that could harm them. of course. He restoreth my soul. They'd remain under the broiling sun. He leadeth me beside the still waters. he protects the sheep in every way. he protects them. or Infinite Intelligence. because the sheep are dumb animals. He leads them. ideas. which are love.” The choice of God as your shepherd shows belief in His guidance and His love. you know. So. your source of supply. He goes over the field where they feed. He leads them to the shade. faith. 102 . was under a subconscious compulsion to bring forth and express the fruits of the Spirit. to water. as your counselor. What good is any teaching? What good is meditation? What good is any church? What good is any person except he or she becomes a channel through which these eternal melodies of God are played? You are meditating when you take a verse or verses of a Psalm and begin to dwell on its inner meaning such as: “The Lord is my shepherd. You will never want for evidence of the fact that you have chosen infinite intelligence as your guide. He loves them and cares for them. gentleness. At night when they come into the corral. meekness. and opinions and leads you to ways of pleasantness and to paths of peace.never the same again. “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. which shepherds all other thoughts. also. The Psalmist tells you exactly what happens when you choose God. or something there that might hurt them.” This means that you have chosen God or Infinite Intelligence as your shepherd. and you shall not want. Yes. joy. as your shepherd. He began to teach others how to live. A shepherd watches over his sheep. He removes them and puts oil on them. Against such there is no law. I shall not want.
you will lie down in green pastures. financially. because you are dwelling upon. when he calls his sheep. my paymaster. close your eyes and meditate on these great truths. my troubleshooter. for He leads you to paths of righteousness for His names sake. You can say to yourself: Divine Intelligence rules and guides me in all my ways. and they follow him. For I will never want for evidence of the fact that I have chosen that Infinite Intelligence as my guide. my boss. ideas. and my whole being. mentally. my heart. right feeling. Yes. The dominant idea.he calls them by name and they follow him. you say to yourself. They know his voice. because Infinite Intelligence guides me. materially. Why don't you say today: The Lord is my shepherd. and thousands of sheep are in one corral. they follow him. I shall never want for peace. and right results. and I sing the song of the jubilant soul. that's real meditation with marvelous results. And Divine love dissolves 103 . It's a lamp unto my feet. And he loves them and cares for them. or guidance. and opinions. my adjuster. socially. engrossed and absorbed in these simple truths. since God is prospering you spiritually. is now serene. right action. You can sit down under a tree. Surely. My mind. That means right thought. Then thousands. harmony. my way-shower. You are told exactly what follows. focused upon. It reflects God's heavenly truths and light. my counselor. that master thought you have. and intellectually beyond your wildest dreams. it's a light upon my path. You will find yourself beside the still waters as you claim the river of peace floods my mind. governs all your thoughts. But each shepherd. beliefs. and my all. for God's love enters in and God's peace floods my mind and my heart. My soul (my deeper mind) is restored. The shepherd is your dominant conviction of the goodness of God in the land of the living. It's calm.
ever more. God's rod (love) and staff (truth) comfort. Lord. “I have meat to eat that ye know not of. faith. the Ohm of India. and self-condemnation. absorb. I know that God has not given us the spirit of fear but of love and power and a sound mind. The bread you eat is God's idea of peace.” The meat I eat is the omnipotence of the Infinite. I walk the paths of righteousness. the All Knowing One. that's the bread of heaven. which means meditate. You are in the banquet house of the Lord. the All Wise One. These are the fears generated by ourselves. They are always in your own mind. “Thou shalt prepare a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. and emotionalize it. I know there is no death and I fear no evil. For the Lord.” Of course. for the thing you fear does not exist.everything unlike itself. for God is with me. Through my devotion and attention to God's eternal verities. I think of the Holy Presence within me all day long. and nourishes me. His peace fills my soul. Surely. Because you are dwelling upon the eternal verities that never change. the Self-Renewing One. the I AM. he said. Therefore. Eat the nourishing truths. and mentally digest the nourishing truths of God. And you can eat of. for God's love surrounds me. It's All Powerful. the Ever Living One. the lordly power. The light of God illumines my pathway. The wine I drink is the essence of 104 . anger. There is only One Power--the God Presence within you. He is God. give us this bread. therefore. They are doubt. you are eating of these things. resentment. you can contemplate the Presence of God right where you are. of love. And God is the Living Spirit within you. whenever fear or worry trouble you. It need not exist except you indulge it. Then you are preparing a table before you in the Presence of the Lord. sustain. entertain it. They are nowhere else. You can tune in on the Infinite with your own thoughts this very moment. you know the enemies are in your own mind. fear.
is truly the chamber of God's Presence. “My cup runneth over. goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. these truths are transformed and transmuted into harmony. or the west. It runneth over. so if you are on a plane and there is lightning and thunder and the plane is tossed to and fro. is a lamp unto your feet. You are chewing the cud. You always start from the inside. truth. which anoints your intellect. 105 . you need no props. This is the bread of heaven. I am sure you don't know where the east is. incense. and beauty. either. the bread of harmony. which is the wisdom of God. You are eating of that truth. You can meditate on a plane or on a train. So. I am sure you have no incense. or anything of that nature. peace. My cup. The wisdom of God anoints my intellect. Surely. music. ever more give us this bread -. You can taste it and also smell it. it's a light upon my path. when you truly meditate. Now.joy. And your cup runneth over with love and joy. I am sure you don't have any music or flowers. And it becomes a living part of you. It's the light upon your path. which is your heart. you don't have to establish any particular postures. The minute you start from the outside or you use any props. you see.the bread of peace. Because. or anything. You meditate. inspiration. you are on the wrong track. the bread of joy. so to speak. like a cow chews clover and it becomes a part of the cow's milk. the bread of love and goodwill. You mentally dwell on goodness. It's a lamp unto my feet.” Why? It is because you have chosen God as your shepherd. You don't need flowers. and guidance in your mind and in your heart. health. or any beads. Lord. And you drink the wine of heaven. or the north or the south. You are masticating it. he said. for this is the house of God where you now dwell. You don't have to turn towards the east or assume a Buddhist posture.
They thought she would never walk again. in her brain. waves of light. and he would read the contents of the mind of the individual. and things of that nature engendered by the church. tell him the cause of his sickness. so to speak. You are playing on your body. If you have props. She became paralyzed. beauty." Likewise. followed Quimby's techniques. the noted psychologist whom I cited in the previous chapter. The melody of the One Who forever is.which is to practice the Presence of God. She was placed in a wheel chair. He told me about a very wonderful woman who was with her husband one day. She was paralyzed from the waist down. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Quimby was the greatest healer America has ever known. Let's turn towards Mecca. p e a c e . He was clairvoyant. Let's cross our legs in a Buddhist posture. when you start on the inside and meditate on the great truths of God. and her husband was shot in front of her eyes. Seabury said that her brain didn't send messages to the spinal area. She couldn't walk. she was paralyzed mentally. 106 . as you start from the inside. He would contemplate harmony. He had a vivid contemplation of the ideal. "Where are the flowers? Let's burn the incense. fear. and every organ is painted with the light. Let's turn toward the east. it's lowered. I am sure you don't say. dwelling upon God and His love dances to the rhythm of God's love. l o v e . If you are on a train that's derailed. the melody of God. Let's have some music. Dr. Every atom of your being. they will always betray you. if you have high blood pressure. In other words. Quimby avowed that wisdom healed his patients. your pulse is lowered. which molecular. He attributed this guilt. David Seabury. At least o v e r 60 percent of the people who c a m e to Quimby were sick because of false religious beliefs.
Someone is congratulating you on crossing the lake. Even though you are in a wheel chair. He said. He lives the role. Seabury arranged for her son to call her in the hospital and she was told to expect that call 107 . You are touching the horse. you're athletic. "The day will come when you will walk. Contemplate the reality of it. Actualize it. gave her some antibiotic tablets or medicine." This went on for weeks and months. and you are jumping over a fence. and told her she had to stay in bed because she had a high fever. He doesn't see himself on the screen. This woman suddenly got a high fever. marvelous results. He doesn't see himself doing something. and the whole thing is real. You are touching the horse. She had only one child. and wholeness. make it vivid. The doctor came. the stirrups. imagine you are on a horse. you rode horseback. Now. feeling the reality of it.vitality. this is what I want you to do. You don't just see yourself on a horse. imagine that you are swimming. He is doing it. It's all real. You feel the reality of it with all the sensory vividness at your command like an actor dramatizes a role." She kept this up three or four times a day for 15 or 20 minutes." He said. He feels the reality of it. and so on. Make it real. Yes. Seabury talked to this woman and said. You are feeling the mane of the horse. You feel the chill of the water. And the patient would pick it up. "Before the paralysis. the movement. It got remarkable. Dr. and all that is real. you are on the horse. and even though you are paralyzed. and you swam. Also. He would see the patient as the patient ought to be. using her imagination. and feeling it. "Do this several times a day. a son who was in a South Africa. and that would be communicated to the patient.
actually. Seabury said she walked after that and lived to be 90 years of age. "Every patient I touch will be miraculously healed. In India they teach that you must start from the inside. There was no spinal injury of any kind. There is nothing strange about this. She got up out of her bed to answer the call—a call of love. She was paralyzed originally in her mind. When the phone rang. The telephone was put about 20 feet away Remember. the Spirit in her can't be paralyzed. Everyone I prescribe for. It was really a psychological paralysis. Such “miracles” are as common as breathing or eating. you can invest your time and attention." What kind of an investment is your mind bringing forth?? If you are a doctor." You are investing your time and you are getting results. I am guided to do the right thing. the great shock. As Seabury said. her thoughts. on that which is constructive. Everyone I operate on. She loved her son. and ringing. it was a paralysis of the brain. After all. She invested her mind. Her nerves weren't severed or anything of that nature. say. or the circulation of your blood.. As I said before. you don't need to assume any particular postures or anything of that nature. All this was prearranged. And she heard his voice. for there is only One Power anyhow. The great fear.at a specific time. You are always on a false path when you do that because you start from the outside. this will be the right medicine. The nurses were told to stay away from her room at the time of the call. They asked Sir Isaac Newton how he brought forth his marvelous inventions. the Miraculous Healing Power is operating. "I intended my mind in a certain direction. But you see the wonderful results because of the investment of her mind. because you are pouring life and love into the idea. the tragedy she experienced affected her. she had been meditating for a long time. 108 . He said. it kept ringing.
Transcendental meditation elevates the person above the confusion. of course. you don't have to worry about high blood pressure. Awareness. And you can leave your body. It has no name. Being. "Coca Cola" to yourself for 15 or 20 minutes. your deeds. God. that would be meditation." and you will get a very quiet mind. your thoughts." which is I AM in the Judeo-Christian Bible. or ulcers or anything else. Coca Cola. It's fine. That's a mantra. But I don't believe there is very much in the way of results from that. harmony. That would be transcendental meditation in the true sense of the term. or rapid pulse. you see. Many of the ancient mystics did it. "Ohm. You get into that bliss and that inner peace. "Coca Cola. It is not enough to just say the word. or "I AM. You can say. 109 . You must have the meaning of the word.the yoga of love. Life. It means Being. In India they give you the mantra called "Ohm. the trials and tribulations of the world. you find that you are in the next dimension of life. You say. and all powerful and all wise. the Living Spirit. Close your eyes. you can say. It isn't the sound. There is nothing wrong about it. It's the meaning behind it. If you are at peace and there is tranquility in your mind. and all phases of your life. For example. Then every single atom of your being is transformed. Coca Cola. It isn't the articulation. your words." You repeat. joy. So. and say. "Ohm. and love dwell. Awareness. infinite intelligence.. and that's in the back of your head as you are saying." Some of our great poets did. because there are no ulcers where peace. "Ohm. absolute harmony. Ohm. That is." and then you realize that all these qualities are being made manifest in your life." It means I AM. it isn't the vocalization of the word. a great sense of peace and tranquility. if you really understand what that means. "Ohm" to yourself. Life. But. it is boundless love. relax. absolute joy. Ohm.
But, remember. You are also living in an objective world. And you are here to bring forth peace and harmony. You are here to put your hands on the plow. The results of your meditation must appear in your body, in your environment, in your home life, your relation to people in your chosen profession, your music, your art, and all phases of your life. You are in two worlds: objective and subjective world. You can't live in the air all the time. Your ideas, your philosophy, have to be made manifest. A wonderful sense of inner peace can fill your soul as you dwell upon the God of peace. You see, you are in a subjective and objective world. Therefore, you must bring forth the fruits of the Spirit. Therefore, people say, "Where are the fruits of the Spirit?" Where are your peace, your harmony, your joy, your abundance, security, illumination, and creative ideas? Are they blessing humanity? Are you all wrapped up in another world? You are bringing your ideas, your truths of God, into form and function, and into experience and events. For faith without works is dead. And the works are your business, home life, all phases of your life. You must show forth and dramatize and portray the results of your meditation. They must appear in your art, so if we see sort of a Madonna, a beautiful picture, we realize you have been meditating on the indescribable beauty of God. And, of course, you bring forth beauty. And if you meditate on love, you bring love. Dr. Fox, author of Sermon on the Mount, told a story one time of a patient of his who was full of hatred, resentment towards bankers and others. Dr. Fox told him to go down to Wall Street and stand there for two hours every day, blessing everyone who came out of the broker's office -- every single person, regardless of who they are -- saying, "God fills your soul." This you have to do. And the man did it.
Reluctantly in the beginning, but he went down every day for two hours. Dr. Fox said the man had a miraculous healing. Why? God's love filled his soul. He was meditating on love. After a while he was ingesting it, digesting it, and it became a part of him. Surely, Divine love dissolves everything unlike itself. These are the results of meditation. True meditation. from the Latin meditare, means to intend your mind in a certain direction, to focus your attention or to measure something. Nicola Tesla, the great scientist, like all great scientists, brought forth their marvelous inventions through meditation. He was asked by a reporter one time how he brought forth all these marvelous inventions, such as the rotary motor and other inventions too numerous to mention. He said, "I do this. I get an idea. I close my eyes. I become still. And I say, 'Infinite Intelligence gave me this idea.' It's a crude idea, yes, but it fulfills all the parts. It completes the thing in my mind, and every day I go back, sit quietly, and realize that Infinite Intelligence fits in all the parts-every detail is completed in my mind before I give it to the mechanics. There is no trial and error in my procedure. The whole thing is completed in my mind; then I give it to the mechanics. The real thing is in my mind; the counterfeit is the thing you make." And, of course, that's true of all great inventors. They brought forth these things through meditating and through quietly contemplating the reality of it. So, don't make a mystery of meditation. There is no mystery connected with it, because you are always meditating on the great eternal truths of God--the same yesterday, today, and forever. The murderer is accused of premeditated murder -- of malice aforethought. Yes, he is meditating, thinking quietly about how he can murder someone. He is
thinking up a scheme. He is angry, resentful, and hateful. It's an effective meditation. As he continues to do it, it becomes a subconscious compulsion. Then he gets a gun, or whatever he uses, and murders the person. So, that's why they say premeditated murder and malice aforethought. The Bible talks of "murders of the heart." And the heart is your subconscious mind. When you murder love, peace, and harmony, with resentment, hate, jealousy, and similar things, you are murdering love, peace, vitality, enthusiasm, and all the truths of God. Finally, as you continue to do that, it's impregnated your subconscious; and the subconscious is the power that moves the world. And the law of the subconscious is compulsion; therefore, you are compelled to shoot, or kill, or whatever it is. Likewise, people who contemplate love, peace, harmony, joy, inspiration, and illumination are compelled to express these truths. They are compelled to sobriety if they are alcoholics,; to peace of mind if they are disturbed. And the murderer I mentioned, who contemplates the presence of God, regularly and systematically, was compelled to be God's devotee. He couldn't repeat the mistakes of the old because the law of your deeper mind is compulsion. He went forth to help others, went into jails, began to talk to them, and so forth. And this is true of the reformed criminal. He can't repeat the mistakes of the old, because he is a new person in God, a Divine compulsion. He is a soldier of God. Realize the wonderful truths that are within you. An actress, for example, is fearful and worried she might strike the wrong note. Say she is a singer. What does she do? She meditates, and she strikes this note again, and again, and again. God is a great musician.
God is a singer. The whole world is a song of God, for the universe means the one song. God sings a song; that song is humankind. All manifestation, everything vibrates in the universe. It is a world of densities, frequencies, and intensities. In the mystic meditation you can hear the music of the spheres because everything sings. And she says, "God sings, speaks, and acts through me. I sing in majestic cadences. The song comes forth; it will thrill our souls. I am poised, serene, calm, relaxed, and at ease. God is singing through me. God made my vocal organs. There is only one voice: the voice of the One Who Forever Is." She does this again, and again, and again, having different sessions for five or ten minutes, three or four times a day. . She magnifies in meditation the role she wishes to play in actuality. She wants to be poised, serene. She wants to give forth a song that will thrill the soul of man. And she does it again, and again, and again in the silence of her own soul. Don't make a mystery of it. There is no mystery. No one can teach you how to meditate. As I said before, no one can eat an apple for you. The discipline of looking inwardly is meditation. You turn towards the One, the Beautiful, and the Good. What we understand we do naturally. What we do not understand we force ourselves to do. Students often tell the teacher how hard they tried. The very effort meant failure. Meditation, which is to eat of the truths of God, is always effortless. Tension, exertion, or force will result in failure. An excellent way to still the mind is as follows: Imagine yourself on a mountaintop looking into a lake. It's simple, down to earth. You can teach it to an eight-year-old child. In the placid surface you see the sky, the stars, the moon, and those things above the earth. If the surface of the lake is disturbed, the things seen are blurred and indistinct. Thus, it is with you. You are
not still, not at peace. And the answer to prayer comes only to those who dwell with all tranquility on the joy of already having received that for which they prayed. Meditation is contemplating the truths of God from the highest standpoint. It is the pilgrimage within. Realize that half an hour a day spent in meditation on your ideals, goals, and ambitions will make you a different person in a few months' time The gentle, silent acknowledgement comes that God is within you. The Spirit of the Almighty is now moving on your behalf. And that which you long to be, to possess, and to do is already a fact i n your own mind. Realize the great truth that detachment is the key to meditation. That is, we must sever ourselves completely from all worldly and false beliefs and opinions of the world and focus silently upon the truths of the One Who Forever Is. It is the effortless effort that causes us to flow toward that which we realize without conflict. Detachment doesn't mean that we give up what few earthly possessions we may have. It means that we must give up possessiveness in ourselves or release the attachments that peculiarly limit us to human viewpoint in all matters. In other words, you fast from the false beliefs of the world, from the poison of the world, the poisonous concepts of the world. Be still and know. Stillness is not only keeping quiet. It means that the cause is within the self by which the inward life is rendered discordant at being removed. It indicates there must be no inward dissonance or discord; rather, that when you go within yourself, you must find perfect and abiding peace, knowing that God, or the Living Spirit, is within you. It makes you live in a world that is forever peaceful, for that's your boss, your guide, and your counselor. The lack of it makes you live in a series of conditions that grieve you to the end. You fuss about things that if you saw them differently would not cause one moment of unhappiness.
and the glory of the Infinite are moving within us. like the ancient mystics did. You discover that the sun. that temporally in space are moving the dreams of the dreamer. you find as you meditate on Ohm again and again. And this thing called the body becomes somewhat unreal.You can meditate on Times Square in New York or on Hollywood Boulevard. or even driving to work. and you perceive that by going inward you have found the universe. and peace. the moon. there is no trick. the internal life awakens and moves further and further inward. This inward journey ultimately leads us to the real. You don't need to go into an ashram or a mountain retreat. love. We should feel these qualities are being resurrected in us. The external life becomes a dream. The minute you use any effort. There is no mystery. for no one can teach you how to meditate. or the I AM. the moon. and this earth upon which you are seated becomes unreal. Every day of our life we should meditate on beauty. On an airplane or train. and you don't have to pay $1000 to learn how to meditate. realize the love. like Tennyson and others. Finally. dwelling on what it really means. It leads us away from 115 . and the planets are within you. or wherever you may be. as you meditate on Ohm sometimes. you merge. becomes waves of light. And the sun. the stars. the light. that suns and moons are thoughts. no results. in the silence of your own home. and your own consciousness is the realization that sustains them all. As we meditate daily on this inner beauty. you find the life force leaving you through the back of your head. really. God or Spirit is meditating on the mysteries of Himself. All this is based upon effortless effort. the stars are thoughts of the thinker. You touch the Infinite Being within yourself. For the first time you know that planets are thoughts. for God dwells within you and you can commune with God this very moment under a tree. you can still meditate.
peace. dwelling on the Changeless One within ourselves. the glory. Every day of our lives we should begin to meditate upon the beauty. and understanding. for we are all Spirits. We find that this happy mood lifts us up and brings us in rapport with the universal mind of the Infinite as greed. or wherever you may be causes your mind to thrill as though touched by Divine harmony. and the profundity of the Eternal One. Our soul actually becomes filled with the glory of the whole. You are a Spirit now. and dignity. and fortitude for further steps. peace. joy. When will you cease to become a Spirit? You are always a Spirit. We then become a citizen of free consciousness. little things disappear and all the petty things of life become inconsequential and are forgotten. the God Presence. in your own home. We become one with the universal vistas. throbbing feeling pervades every part of you. discord. Many experience it as a 116 . beauty. When we are imbued with lofty ideals. The practice of the disciplines for meditation. which are the practice of the Presence of God. and to do good our religion.the sense of the small life to the realization of the eternal self. for a Spirit is the Living Spirit within you. Constant meditation either in the woods. when we think universal thoughts. and other narrowing concepts that bind us to the wheel of pain disappear from our mind. jealousy. upon every impulse. love. And you are conditioning it by calling yourself John Jones. We find an ever-abiding peace that stretches out beyond the stars. The mystic's mind through meditation finds the peace. wisdom. love. the One Alone Who lives in the hearts of all. and the limitations and restrictions of our daily life vanish. or Sally Smith. The whole world is our country. right action. forgotten in the joy of truth. grace. the presence of harmony. every attitude. beyond time. the strength. beyond space. and every act. And a pulsating. this restores beauty.
117 . infinite intelligence. and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God. You can do that wherever you are. and God in him. for God is love. eternal truths of God. "I AM. If it's boundless love. imagine if you sat down and used this mantra." That's a magnificent mantra. They have children. or "Ohm. But you can say. So. absolute harmony that's permeating every atom of your being and mind. "I am single and these other boys are married. Meditate on the One Who Forever Is in your own soul. and His love fills my soul. Say. Maybe as you are washing the dishes or your eyes are closed. the love of art. for God is love. who tries everything possible to get a healing for his daughter." He gives his life for them. It's what it means to you. and the love for the great. And what it means to you. No one knows what you are thinking about this morning." to yourself. being inspired from on high. what you are feeling about the truth of that word. He says to himself. You can contemplate the love of music. And then there is the love of a sailor or a soldier. The secret place is your own mind where you walk and talk with God. Nothing is greater than that. It's a wonderful feeling. "God is love. really." But be sure you know what it means.tingling sensation in the spinal area as if the melody of God were played on your spinal cord. and the love of life. apart from saying "I AM" or "Ohm"--the word itself means nothing. you can meditate on love such as the love of a mother who takes her crippled son all over the world to all the spas and all the healing shrines that he might get a healing. You can dwell in the secret place. But all the love that you can contemplate and think of is an infinitesimal fraction of that Infinite ocean of love. You can contemplate it for half an hour or an hour. Because love dissolves everything unlike itself. it's the greatest of all mantras. and you are meditating on some great truth. But the greatest mantra of all. or the love of a father who works overtime.
God is love. You can also meditate on the fact. You can use it. and all there is God. Divine love fills your soul. The ancients called it love.” You don't need to assume any particular postures or anything of that nature. it's available to all. neither comes nor goes.And love is the universal solvent that has neither height nor depth. and joyous your way. And that's the most wonderful mantra in all the world.what you say to yourself when you are all alone. in your environment. It fills all space. If a negative thought comes into your mind. perfect. Divine peace floods your mind. In A Nutshell Meditation means the inner conversation you have inside yourself -. in your home life. as you are driving along the road. A wonderful sense of inner peace should fill your soul when you meditate. your art. You are in two worlds: objective and 118 . That love fills my soul. that God is guiding you now. the yoga of love. It's free. over all. Everyone meditates. You can ingest it. such as: “God is love. Then every single atom of your being is transformed The results of your meditation must appear in your body. His light illumines your pathway. when you pray. cremate it with the right thoughts. you can digest it. and His peace fills my soul. your music. and all phases of your life. In India they teach that you must start from the inside. your relation to people in your chosen profession. It dissolves everything unlike itself. right action reigns supreme. So. for God is love. in all. You are always on a false path when you do that because you start from the outside. neither length nor breadth. through all. God is. and all in all. And His love fills your soul. and that Divine love goes before you today and every day making straight. That inner speech is always made manifest because that's what you really believe.
and the limitations and restrictions of our daily life vanish. beyond time. What we understand we do naturally. goals. little things disappear and all the petty things of life become inconsequential and are forgotten. What we do not understand we force ourselves to do. Our soul actually becomes filled with the glory of the whole. your philosophy.subjective world. You can't live in the air all the time. Your ideas. the glory. When we are imbued with lofty ideals. It is the pilgrimage within. 119 . We find an ever-abiding peace that stretches out beyond the stars. beyond space. the Beautiful. and ambitions will make you a different person in a few months' time Every day of our lives we should begin to meditate upon the beauty. The discipline of looking inwardly is meditation. and the Good. dwelling on the Changeless One within ourselves. You turn towards the One. and the profundity of the Eternal One. when we think universal thoughts. have to be made manifest. Realize that half an hour a day spent in meditation on your ideals. Meditation is contemplating the truths of God from the highest standpoint.
Many marvelous things are supposed to happen in the sign of Aquarius and some of these have come true. There is the daily. positions. it misses about 1° every year. the yearly. The sun loses 1° every 72 years because in its return to the vernal point. as many of you know. fate or destiny. the moon. sizes.000 years for its complete circuit. especially of the motions. is a circle in the heavens about 160 wide in. Every sign was double. The Zodiac. 120 . which is called an eon or an age. The basic concept of astrology is based on the twelve signs of the Zodiac. In addition there are the procession of the equinoxes. vernal equinox. is 2. and also every 2. and behavior of astronomical objects and has no bearing on any individual’s life. is absurd. These are the movements of the sun in the heavens. which the sun. Some people refer to it as the end of the world..160 years. The symbol for Aquarius is the man with the pitcher of water. which takes roughly 26.Chapter 5 – Do the Constellations Govern You? From the earliest times. and the planets apparently travel around the year. There are many predictions about the Aquarian Age. or the end of the age. It is not to be confused with “astronomy: which is the scientific study of the universe. and we are now in the sign of Aquarius. interpreting and organizing knowledge about reality and human existence on earth. composition. millions of people have believed in Astrology. The so-called science of Astrology is any of several traditions or systems in which knowledge of the apparent positions of celestial bodies is held to be useful in understanding. which. That one constellation.160 years. All are based on the relative positions and movements of the stars and planets. or sign. of course.
it dies and comes forth as form. that upper room where all things are furnished. Your subconscious beliefs. Waiting for a healing? The Healing Presence is within you. Waiting for strength? The Power of the Almighty is within you waiting for you to contact It. This is why you mold and fashion your own destiny. God is the Eternal Now. God is the Living Spirit within you. That's why you are belief expressed. Your thoughts and feelings control your destiny. “Go thy way. all these dictate and control your conscious actions. Now i s the day of salvation. 121 . Joy is within you. your deep-seated conviction. Nothing is predestined. God is the Eternal Now. where. Now. Timeless and Spaceless. You are responsible for everything that happens to you. meaning emotional espousals which you really believe.” You mold and fashion your own destiny. that as a man thinketh in his heart. like a seed. today. you will believe that you are what you think all day long. Nothing happens to you without your mental consent or participation. There is no time or space in that Infinite Being within you. so is he. Your desire or idea must cross over from your conscious mind to your subconscious. function. As you think in your heart. assumptions dictate and control all your conscious actions. Nothing is foreordained. Nothing can happen to you except the mental equivalent is in your subconscious mind. Are you waiting for love? Love is now. God dwells within you. The heart is your subconscious mind. all things are prepared. and forever. meaning you want peace. experience.If you are in the Aquarian Age. God doesn't grow or expand. your indoctrination. The joy of the Lord is your strength. and your early training. You control your own destiny. All good is now. and event. convictions. peace is now. walks and talks in you. It is the same yesterday. As thou hast believed. so be it done unto thee.
You must die to what you are before you can live to what you long to be. Inspiration is within you. Well. You must die to that cursed idea of poverty and realize God's riches that are all around you. take it now. "God gave you richly all things to enjoy. not manifestation. and according to your belief is it done unto you. The twelve signs of the Zodiac are within you. or Goat. upon principle and not upon the form. or Bull. wholeness. according to all the predictions. You must die to sickness to experience health. Guidance is within you." The Upanishad said. The scientific thinker does not give power to the phenomenalistic world. death is a prelude to something better. You might as well have them now as fifty years from now. to be the great destructor. in cordiality. not the created thing. Now. Why are you poor?" People are poor in faith. in goodwill.Wealth is within you. Set your heart upon Cause. Surely you don't worship these things. it says. That's why the Bible says you don't worship any graven images. in love. in geniality. They do not refer to a physical shape of constellations in the sky. So. Set your heart upon God and not upon externals. Then you have a false god. He gives power to the Creator. and according to your belief is it done unto you. We have been for some time. They are poor in their reverence for things Divine. and intensities. God thinks and worlds appear. what are they? Molecules moving in space like our own earth. if you believe that you are governed by some catastrophic configurations. “You shall have no other gods before me.” If you worship the planets. All things are now. For. They are poor in their knowledge of the 122 . we are told we are in the Aquarian Age. So. "God made you rich. There is no line up in the sky. the Cause of all. and vitality. to the Almighty Power. frequencies. that is your belief. And it's supposed. he gives power to the Spirit. or Centaur. It's a world of densities. the smasher of all conditions. He does not give power to the effect.
airplanes. That's the tendency of life. the age of the Fish." You fish the 123 . It's a symbol of your awareness of the Presence and Power of God within you. of course. old beliefs. it's the age of electricity. and individuality. The ancient Hebrews said. God is the Living Spirit within you. electricity. And he said. thy God. So. the Zodiac. space travel. is One Lord. Life seeks to express itself as harmony. of course. God is life. we experience these things by the misuse of the laws of mind. All these things have taken place in the Aquarian Age -. love. and. How could it die? How could it be sick? So.laws of mind and the way of the Spirit. and we have an age of submarines. God was never born and will never die. radio. the Life Principle. television. all these wonderful things that we are experiencing now. Life can't wish death. The old idea we are sinners in the hands of an angry God or that there is a hell somewhere waiting for someone who disobeyed some command or that the will of God is that you suffer is dying out. Prior to the Age of Aquarius. and wireless communications of all kinds – an electronic age. we are told. Moses said: "Hear. it's a time of getting rid of old ideas. you are worshipping a graven image. The radio has done away with all frontiers. That was symbolized. and security. which is the fish's head. 0 Israel. "You mustn't worship any graven images. by the miter. Uranus in the sign of Aquarius is a symbol of freedom. All these things are an abomination to the Lord. these ideas are shattering now. symbolizing wisdom." If you are worshipping the stars. the Lord. and satellites." There can't be two. of the way of the Spirit. God is love. abundance. "I am the fish that swimmeth in the great deep. One Power. democracy. and the will of God for everyone is the will of life itself. beauty. Abraham and Moses brought forth a great truth. joy. we were in Pisces.the age of communication. peace. Surely.
Infinite Intelligence. the Self-Renewing One. it must be present in you. sees all: the Ever Living One. When you are aware of the Infinite Presence and Power within you and that it responds to you. You water your desire. But there is only One Power. It knows all. because you are presupposing another power. there would be no order. It is all wise. love. and event.wisdom out. cordiality. design in the heavens above or the earth beneath. It is present everywhere. They know they are going to grow after their kind. your subconscious mind is the garden. either. All Powerful. and Absolute Beauty. symmetry. beauty. your idea. the creative ideas out of your subconscious mind. Wisdom means realizing the all-ness of God and the power of prayer. abundance. You are setting the law of reversed effort into application. The gardener and the garden are the same. with faith and confidence. One would cancel out the other. Absolute Harmony. function. Conscious mind is the gardener. the All Knowing One. The Aquarian Age is the age of the gardener. and the Ever Living One. You make them alive in you. Then. Gardeners plant seeds in the ground. or in your body. and geniality to others. knowing the law. they give them the sunshine of God's love. You can't give what you 124 . you are able to give inspiration. You are here to plant the garden of harmony. it’s a mathematically ordered universe. security. Divine law and order. In this Aquarian Age. love. right action. That was the age of the fish. you have wisdom. guidance. If it is omnipresent. it moves as unity. You can't make the seed grow if you use any effort or mental coercion. beauty. These are principles. If there were two powers. Omnipresent. experience. peace. the All Wise One. They water and fertilize them. There would be chaos. whatever you plant in your subconscious mind comes forth as form. You get the opposite of what you prayed for. Boundless Love. But it's a cosmos. You activate them.
The Zodiac is not a circle or railroad for fortune telling. of course.don't have. the axis of the earth seems to trace out a huge circle in the heavens every 26. you worship the Indwelling God. The sign of Aquarius. All of us have twelve powers. condemnation.000 years. And the Zodiac is an imaginary line in the heavens. Tremendous changes. You are able to impart light to all people everywhere and goodwill to all. the I AM. nothing shall by any means hurt you. We are passing from one age to another accompanied by great changes. So. or God in action. and you are able to impart the laws of mind to your children. These are the powers of the Infinite within you. The Austrian. Women in most Western countries are coming into emancipation. You are here to pour out inspiration and goodwill upon all now. is no longer the British Empire. You are able to impart the truths of God--the same yesterday. The Zodiac represents the twelve powers within you. It has no substance. When you route out hostility. The Indians called that the end of the age. You worship the God within you. They used to say that the sun never sets on the British Empire. the Divine Presence. we were told by many prophets down through the ages. the German. the old religious ideas. it's the end of one age and the start of another. The British Empire. and forever. You are able to give them encouragement and faith to others. the czarist empires were all swept away. attributes. are outmoded and discarded. and qualities of God. You don't worship any person any more. and establish peace and goodwill to all. today. more so than being serfs and slaves like they used to be because of misinterpretation of the Bible. But you now have it. ill will. Monarchies have disappeared during the 20th century. That's an abomination. The procession of the Equinox. no 125 .
and Virgo represent your discernment. It has no gravitational pull. It's purely imaginary. the twelve labors of Hercules. The Zodiac is a cycle divided into twelve signs and called the holy belt of animals. We have mass education. also. great inventions are continuingly being made and wonderful things are going on. Leo. People must live and work where the government tells them. You are here to develop your reasoning. these twelve powers are within you. When you develop them. the twelve gates of Helilopolis . You are here to develop all these things within you. They are subject to strict rules and regulations. Of course. Undoubtedly. We are moving. You are here to develop your twelve powers. judgment. and imagination.reality. Gemini. They can't go to another city. the twelve tribes of Israel. the twelve hours of the day. The twelve signs of the Zodiak symbolize the twelve sons of Jacob. But. It doesn't even exude cosmic rays. Aries represents your brain. We moved from barbarism and slavery to civilization. We are now in the space age. then you become a true disciple of God. Taurus. But remember. There are many places in the world where there is no freedom. They have to stay at one job. This is why scientists are disturbed: People worship something that's purely imaginary. the twelve disciples.. They all mean the same thing: the twelve mansions of the moon. We have an outpouring of a lot of wisdom. we'll travel to other planets in our time. 126 . Cancer. every sign is double. the twelve months of the year. we have mass communication. and the twelve tribes in the Stone Age of England. Governments control every move and even every thought of their people. your reasoning power.
light. "There is a negative configuration of the planets in my horoscope. That's absurd. every single person born under the same sign would have the same fate. an emotional disturbance was the source of his declining vision. of course. some political leaders make decisions that affect their countries only after consulting an astrologer. we are told also. Many people still believe in astrology. we don't progress automatically because the sun changes and all is peace. Saturn is square my sun. and love. The real danger is that the so-called reading influences the subconscious mind and may have serious consequences. helpful or harmful. true or false. which was the real reason for his pecuniary embarrassment and ailing ventures. can kill or cure.So. You must do something yourself. well established. They read their horoscopes daily in their local newspaper. A man said to me." He was convinced that his acute loss of vision and financial losses were preordained by the stars. after examining his eyes. You mu st appropriate the Divinity within you. There are many people – including some prominent people – who consult astrologers about the problems they face in life. To be sure. Even though his ophthalmologist. This is. Remember the subconscious does not determine whether the suggestion is valid or invalid. Indeed. most likely. Isn’t that silly? If the horoscope had any meaning at all. felt that. Emotions. The wonderful Presence and Power within 127 . I explained to this man that it is well known in psychosomatic medicine today that mental and emotional factors affect the eye. I might add that he was intensely jealous of the financial success of an associate in business. It just reacts to the suggestion. most of the material in the horoscopes are broad generalities and could apply to anyone. Everything is going wrong. but that in itself proves their banality.
" He was. because. he had been decreeing his own blindness. and prospers in a magnificent way. in effect. His ophthalmologist informed him that his vision was normal. I explained to him that his subconscious mind takes him literally and that it selected his eyes as a scapegoat. in effect. he was saying to himself: "He can succeed and go up the ladder and be wealthy. and I wish for you all the blessings of life. and limitation to himself. it is done unto you as you believe. misery. placing the other on a pedestal and demoting himself. since his subconscious had no alternative other than to obey his conscious mind directives. He said he actually hated the sight of him.. I am the Lord. he revealed that he was deeply resentful and full of hostility towards his father-in-law.you can heal anything. Furthermore. If you believe that Saturn is square your sun and is a catastrophic configuration. Your subconscious does not take a joke. I see the Presence of God operating in you. I will heal thee of thy wounds. But the other person down the street doesn't believe a word of that. I will restore health unto thee.” The emotions play a definite role in disease. his jealousy of an associate's financial success brought impoverishment to himself. 128 . he began to prosper again. During my consultation with this man who was afraid of his horoscope." He made a habit of this prayer. through you. Much to his amazement. The realization of what he was doing to himself became the cure. I will come and heal thee. which he did. It takes you literally. and his vision subsequently returned to normal. for “I am the Lord that healeth thee. thy God. As a matter of fact. He requested his father-in-law to move. saith the Lord. he was stealing from himself. He began to pray for the success and prosperity of his associate. and I can't. His resentment and hostility disappeared as he affirmed freely and lovingly: "I radiate love and goodwill to you. Actually. attracting more lack. and all around you.
feel. “I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. the stargazers. The law of life is the law of belief. All this happened despite the extensive foreboding of his charts. Shakespeare said. He discovered that in praying for the success and prosperity of the man of whom he was jealous. My glory will I not give to another. because you are praying for yourself also. he said.” You shouldn't give allegiance to the stars. because you are thinking it. "It is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings. now ask that your joy might be full. “Give power to the Creator. Heretofore you have asked for nothing. You should believe in the guidance of God. which is a child of fear. Your thought is creative.” “Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsel. and believe. which means your I AM. the love of God. the security of the Infinite. It is done unto you. This new attitude of mind dissolved all jealousy. so be it unto thee. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. neither my praise to graven images. As thou hast believed. the 129 . not the created thing.When you pray for the prosperity of another. who made the stars. said about 8. You should believe in the goodness of God and the land of the living.” Later in the Bible. as you believe. God thinks and worlds appear. the Hindu writings.” It is stated in the Bible that we must cease worshipping false gods. That is my name. you are selfish. Go thy way. the Living Spirit of God within you. Your state of consciousness means the way you think. the abundance of God. as well as the planets." The only power is in your own consciousness. he was also praying for himself. your awareness. There is no other cause or power in this world. Let now the astrologers. Isaiah cautions “I am the Lord. the great prophet. whatever you give mental consent to.000 years ago. You should believe that what is true of God is true of you. the Upanishads. They are all thoughts of God. You should give allegiance to God.
130 . lest they impregnate their subconscious mind with the horoscope's negative suggestions. things lodged in your heart that are brought to pass.your thought and feeling. Your nominal religious belief doesn't mean anything. your fear. During this time. shapes. and fashions his own destiny by his habitual thought and feeling. externalities. It's the law of your mind. Everyone molds. Two shall agree as touching on something. they agreed not to read them. As a matter of fact. when shorn of their wrappings.monthly prognosticators stand up and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Whatever you claim and feel to be true will impregnate your subconscious mind. and formalities. Religion is a movement of the heart. It's what you believe in your heart that is made manifest. I explained to these two professors that it is impossible for anything to happen to anyone unless it already has an affinity or some equivalency in the mind. It's a belief in your heart. your superstitions (whatever they are). Whatever you agree with--good or bad -will come to pass. At my suggestion.” That's the cosmic law. and many of us were malconditioned when we were young. Whatever is impressed upon the subconscious is eventually expressed. your ideas that are subjectified. not of the lips. “For as he thinketh in his heart so is he. for twelve months I was custodian of their two horoscopes. trappings. your deep-seated conviction. I thoroughly explained the law of life to them. your emotional espousals.” Two professors who are friends of mine had their astrological charts done for the price of $50 each. That's the basis of all religions throughout the world. The two agreeing are your conscious and subconscious minds -.
neutralizing and obliterating all the negative patterns in the deeper mind. today. the negative suggestions would have been impressed upon their subconscious mind and. your subconscious brings it to pass -. because the law of life is the 131 . Quiet Moments with God.the same yesterday. Had they read their horoscopes in advance. of course. they could both change by now identifying with the eternal verities rather than with the patterns of the Zodiac. The incredible power of suggestion is that when you accept it. they activated these powers of God and they came to pass.good or bad. at the end of a year. Each had not only prospered. There were negative predictions contained in each horoscope that had never come to pass.which transcends all astrological charts. but had been promoted in his respective college. experience. that is what you will. In fact. which is purely imaginary. right action in their subconscious mind. So. peace. meaning that as they implanted harmony. all things predicted would have occurred because they would have accepted the suggestions. beauty. so be it done unto thee. Finally.I also explained that even though their subconscious minds may have been polluted with negativity and false beliefs. Each of my friends practiced constructive thinking according to the unchanging principle of truth. undoubtedly. it was a spiritual horoscope. and forever -. where financial losses and accidents were indicated. each one examined his horoscope in my office and laughed out loud. success and health were encountered instead. Each morning and night they took a book of meditations that I gave them. They could charge their mental and spiritual batteries regularly and systematically by contemplating the truths of God -. for the lower is subject to the higher. love. “As thou hast believed. and they saturated their minds morning and night with these eternal verities.” If you believe in negative predictions.
it is not because you were born on August the fifth or July the fourth that you have certain characteristics. The Bible tells us that Abraham left Chaldea in search of the true God. In other words. the present. divorces. it is the result of the collective unconscious beliefs of the race or mass mind regarding that period of the year. And he gave all allegiance to God.law of belief. you tell the psychic everything. because these twelve powers or characteristics are in all of us. Some are clairvoyant or clairaudient. fears. You have told the psychic everything before she or he tells you anything. Others use numbers to reveal past episodes and present plans and purposes. realized the world is governed by its maker and First Cause. Astrology can be understood as the psychology of antiquity. the clairvoyant. because he or she gets into a passive. Cause and Substance. thus profanely likening the created thing to the Creator. If there is any validity at all to astrological predictions. the only Presence. or the sensitive is simply that of tapping the subconscious of the person. dreams. rather. of course. receptive state and is of rapport with your subconscious mind. Some of them never heard the word. revealing tendencies and characteristics of individuals without any knowledge of astrology. Abraham. I have known psychics who read the past. The whole process of the psychic. whatever it is that is in your subconscious. which means the father of the multitude. and the future with extraordinary acumen and mental sagacity. can see the plans and purposes. 132 . and. before the psychic tells you anything. The thought and the thing are one in mind except you change it. Some used a deck of cards and made predictions with amazing accuracy. psychic. Power. The Chaldeans were active in the elaboration of astrology. They ascribed everything to the movement of the stars.
you are contaminating the minds of a lot of people.The Swiss psychologist. and you are instilling that into their minds and they begin to think and they begin to fear. So. And all of us are affected by the beliefs of the collective unconscious unless we can free our mind through scientific prayer. Furthermore. We are all in a psychic sea. "Insofar as there are any really correct astrological deductions. they are not due to the effects of the constellations but to our hypothetical time character. you are predicting evil for yourself. the whole idea of the influence of the sign under which we were born is based upon the collective idea or beliefs in the subconscious of the race. which means the contemplation of the truths of God from the highest standpoint. Down through the ages the race mind has given power to the constellations and signs. In other words. Carl Jung said. let's get rid of that superstitious. or something? I don't think you would. the wisdom of China. Would you like a million or twp million people thinking negatively of you? Thinking that you are going to die or be shot. to the operation of I Ching. and these influences are impinging on the receptive media of our minds. or race mind--that's six billion people. This is similar. It's the nature of love as it is the nature of hatred to change us into the image and likeness of that which we contemplate.000 years. It's wrong to predict evil for another. which goes back about 5. When you do it." Whatever is born or done at this moment of time has the qualities of this moment in time. Then we will neutralize the toxic effluvia of the mass mind. believing that they exert an influence over us. The law is: We become what we contemplate. Carl Jung points this out in his foreword to the I Ching that whatever happens in a given moment possesses inevitably the quality peculiar to that moment. nonsensical idea. 133 . All of us are a part of the mass mind.
Scorpio." You realize the miracle of God is happening." Because you see peace where discord is. tendencies and proclivities. and he would be right. He said. You hear the opposite. The Twelve Disciples are within you. When you discipline these faculties. Consequently. An astrologer in India using the Siberial version of the Zodiac would say the sun would be in Aries. So. and all that. he said. based upon eternal verities and the truths of God. You use discernment. that the healing power of God is flowing through them now. Supposing you were born May 10. You were born in Taurus. "I am whole. judgment. light where darkness is. Your judgment is as a robe and a diadem. love where hatred is. You hear the opposite. joy where sadness is. if you told an astrologer in the Far East that you were born in Taurus the fifteenth of May or something of that nature. you were not. All these are within you. based upon outlines given in the various textbooks under that particular sign? For they all more or less say the same thing. You hear the good news. actually in the Siberial Zodiac. I am perfect." you are hearing the voice saying. he said. the description of tendencies and characteristics would be entirely different than of someone classifying you as born in Taurus. 134 . this may be a shock to many of you: The sun would be in Aries. based upon the fixed stars. or Cancer. You are disciplining your hearing. You judge according to the eternal law of love. You were born in Aries. "No. When someone says "sick." If you said you were born in Gemini. "Oh. They give you characteristics. no. you were born in Taurus. "You are my friends. which is used in the East. or Gemini. They are not men." All they read about are derived from empirical observations. you learn to discipline all your faculties. So. they are called disciples.If you say you were born in Taurus when the sun was tropically in that sign. or Aries.
and she predicted accurately what my father would do when he came home after he saw it." he said. and he said. They analyze you according to the period of time of your date of birth. you see." he said. twelve gates of Helilopolis. yes. "I'll give you a thousand dollars if you'll tell me where I am going to die. These things can become funny. be very similar in their observations and deductions. too." So. They would then base their findings on the mass mind belief and empirical observation of thousands of samples taken over the years and would. "She read my report. "The ancients. The little boy was asked: "Does your mother read the cards?" "Oh. all these twelve faculties are within you. "Do her predictions come true?" "Oh.card the other night. the twelve hours of the day all represent the same thing. Along the same lines. a good graphologist can look at your handwriting and give an excellent delineation of your characteristics. Taurus. and the twelve mansions of the moon. is based upon empirical observations regarding the style of writing and the shape of letters plus the intuitive or psychic perception of the operator. and all this. yes. aptitudes.Pat went to the astrologer. the twelve sons of Jacob. 135 . "I'll never go near the place. Maimonides. tendencies. They don't pay any attention to your sign at all. and predictions of future successes. in all probability." She said." That was a pretty good prediction. again. was one of the most learned men of his era. He said. and Gemini. Amazing! All this. directing all their attention to agriculture. The Zodiac with its twelve signs symbolizes the twelve tribes of the Old Testament and the twelve apostles in the New Testament. a 12th century Jewish philosopher. They can also tell whether you are psychotic or schizophrenic. "What on earth do you want to know that for?" He said. The astrologers in the East forget your label: Aries. The twelve tribes of Israel.
They compared this action to the animal who by his barking gives notice of danger. He named the stars of the Balance. primitive people noticed that. seemed in equilibrium such as a scale. That's how these stars got their names. periodical appearances of terrestrial productions were constantly associated with the rising and setting of certain stars. The mind. They named stars of the Wild Goat.gave names to the stars derived from their occupation during the year. celestial changes brought about terrestrial changes. For example. The famous great scholar." Having remarked in the annual revolution. They corresponded with certain stars. brought out these great truths: that these names came from primitive people along the Nile thousands of years ago. who delights in climbing the summit of the rocks. retreated by the slow. rests at the summit of the sky and imitates the Goat. the Ethiopians observed that the return of the inundation always corresponded with certain stars. which appeared toward the source of the Nile. In the same manner. or Libra. and he called this star the Dog--Cyrrus. In other words. which means the dog barker. the renewal. being equal. they named the stars of the Crab -. These stars appeared in the heavens. And they noticed the position of these stars relative to the sun. They named them Aquarius. Vulney. and they gave names to the stars based upon the terrestrial objects with which they were very familiar.those where the sun. having arrived at the tropics. or Cancer. connected in thought these terrestrial and celestial objects. seemed to warn them against the coming waters. having reached the highest point in the annual tract. Then the rising of the beautiful stars. The stars which appeared during certain 136 . meaning the water star. where the days and nights. Those where the sun. These ancient. retrograde motion like the crab. or Capricorn. by a natural operation.
Habituated to associate the symbols. the Ram delivers the skies from maleficent powers of winter. realizing that the astrologers' claim that the influences due to the gravitational attraction are completely absurd and nonsensical. And they prayed to the scorpion not to pour out his 137 . confounded them. they began to worship animals. in his article in the worship of symbols. the ideas of their archetype. Then it was that people. believing they saw their gods among them. at last. The scorpion pours out poison on the earth and scatters disease and death. The above. It's an imaginary thing. is an imaginary line or belt in the heavens. the bull spreads over the earth the germs of fecundity in spring. we learned. emblem of the human season. of course. You don't worship a symbol. you find out what the symbol means. This is why astronomers and astrophysicists are disquieted and perplexed by people who believe in it. and restores the empire of goodness. which is summer. The Zodiac. It is not a physical body and has no gravitational pull. however. The Zodiac is within yourself. the mind. scientists completely reject the so-called influence of the twelve signs. clothed in the livery of the stars. He saves the world from the serpent. In other words. Then the same animals that fancy had transported to the skies (because there is no goat up in the sky) returned again to the earth. It makes no sense at all. is a brief synopsis of the distinguished research scholar. But being thus returned. these primitive people claimed the stellar attributes and imposed on their own offers. demanded from the ram of their flock the influences that might be expected from the heavenly ram. Wisely.periodical winds that bring vapors burning like the venom of the scorpion were named the Scorpion They would say by natural metaphor. Vulney.
They are all within you. the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. Sisera. “They fought from heaven. They revered the crab of the sea. however. so we will cast a spiritual horoscope for ourselves based upon wisdom. whatever you consciously and really believe with your conscious mind. for the law of life is the law of belief. That's the origin of your Zodiac. opinions. but all the twelve attributes and powers of God are within you. your subconscious will accept. and attitudes towards life. this means that Sisera realized that his horoscope. But all the signs are within you. tendencies. When people predict the death of some prominent person. And the ancients said that if you were born under a certain sign you would have a certain psychological makeup such as special traits. All of us are conditioned differently in our youth. wellconnected absurdities. was unfavorable. truth. that's disastrous. All of us are brought up with certain beliefs. characteristics.” Undoubtedly. naturally it would be done unto him as he believed. But if you believe it. and Divine law and order. but you can't prove the lie. this is the psychology of antiquity. If Sisera believed that the stars were against him. They are sending out that 138 . there is no fatalism. and act from the standpoint of the Infinite Presence and Power. and aptitudes. because we can change our lives by tuning in the Infinite and claiming that what is true of God is true of us. the fish of the river. You can believe a lie. Which would be dominant for you? Maybe certain characteristics are more pronounced than others. speak. As previously pointed out. To believe is to accept something as true. based upon astrological findings. and by a series of corrupt but inseparable analogies they lost themselves in elaborate. whether it's true or false.venom upon nature. Doesn't it make you stop and think? In the Bible we read of the Philistine general. As we think.
has come upon me. Surely. His life is your life now. thwart it or vitiate it. wake up. you can call upon the Spiritual Presence and Power. for God is life and God cannot die. you are not in Truth. So. direct. Spaceless Being.negative thought which lodges in the mind of gullible. some believe in black magic. because you are dealing with time and space theories. then his life would have been changed. It is Almighty. If you believe in karma. we deal with the Timeless. and which is Omnipotent to guide. yet. evil configurations of the planets. As Job said: For the thing. for there is no time or space in mind. and Divine right action. regardless of any Zodiac sign under which you may have been born. He could have turned to the God Presence within and claimed peace. Age is not the flight of years but the dawn of wisdom. voodoo. There is nothing good or bad. challenge it. fearful people. A billion years from now you will be alive somewhere. and heal you. The Philistines worshipped idols and stone statues in their temples and looked upon them as gods. then they project that hostility and that fear onto other people. which I greatly feared. but thinking makes it so. the stars don't fight God. Sisera could have broken and overcome the negative predictions given to him by the psychic or the astrologer. Sisera was a Philistine and was not acquainted with the laws of mind and the way of the Infinite Spirit. there is no death. In Truth we don't deal in time and space. No matter who you are or where you are. Of course. Such an attitude of mind could only end in disastrous defeat for Sisera. God made the stars. Some people believe in weather. His defeat was not in the stars but in his subconscious mind. God pronounced everything good and very good. harmony. There is nothing to oppose it. love. which created the universe. 139 . there is only life.
If you open your mind and heart to receive. Look at voodoo and black magic in their true light.." She brought it on herself. See them for what they really are. A young actress said to me some years ago. the false beliefs of the world. There is only One Power. You have the power to reject the negative suggestions and predictions of others. Sorcery. The negative use of the hidden Power is destroyed by the constructive use of Power. It had nothing to do with the stars. persons who use them are ignorant of the real spiritual power. witchcraft and voodoo are all based on suggestion. Walk in the consciousness of God's love. Remember. There was a maleficent configuration. I read it. Rely upon the Spirit within and then all things will become new and all the obstacles and difficulties will melt and dissolve in the same way as the light dispels the darkness. and I feared it. "I knew I would have an accident. Neptune is harmless. It moves as unity. if you believe that Saturn is working against you. You will gradually build up immunity to the negative atmosphere. That is to say. When you see them in their true light. I knew I would have an accident. and is the affirmative Power. it will answer you and restore your soul. She brought it on herself. It doesn't hurt you. there is only One Power that responds to you when you call on 140 . radiate love and goodwill to all. I read my horoscope and the Neptune governing my destiny. the power falls away. There is only One Power. They don't know what they are talking about. Think good and good follows. There is only One Power. However. The only thing you do is laugh at them. There is only One Power--God. then the Infinite can't work through you. People who give you negative suggestions and talk about black magic are ignorant. I knew I would have more than one. harmony.
In A Nutshell You mold and fashion your own destiny. There is no line up in the sky. Curses return home to roost. All these things are an abomination to the Lord. Nothing is foreordained. Set your heart upon God and not upon externals.it. God is love. so ill willed. The other believes. Nothing happens to you without your mental consent or participation. Nothing can happen to you except the mental equivalent is in your subconscious mind. then. As Troward said. Life 141 . or Centaur. and the will of God for everyone is the will of life itself. Which is the Source of all things. not manifestation. I pity the person trying to use it. and so lamentably ignorant of spiritual truth as to exercise the power of a malicious suggestion against another person. so stupid. You are responsible for everything that happens to you. The twelve signs of the Zodiac are within you. Nothing is predestined. double force. You control your own destiny. or Bull. but the Power that creates all things is the Hidden Power. Yes. He will get nothing out of it. you are wishing it for yourself. Set your heart upon Cause. if you are wishing death for another. upon principle and not upon the form. The old ideas that we are sinners in the hands of an angry God or that there is a hell somewhere waiting for someone who disobeyed some command or that the will of God is that you suffer are dying out. maybe. and he will kill himself. He is firing peas out of a pea shooter against an iron clad. in long life. If anybody should be. thy God. What happens to you? Doesn't it boomerang? Yes. Your thoughts and feelings control your destiny. or Goat. They do not refer to a physical shape of constellations in the sky. It will go back to him--boomerang. The power of suggestion is a hidden power.
But you now have it. The power of suggestion is a hidden power. peace. the power falls away.seeks to express itself as harmony. love. and you are able to impart the laws of mind to your children. peace. but the Power that creates all things is the Hidden Power. abundance. love. beauty. joy.your thought and feeling. The negative use of the hidden Power is destroyed by the constructive use of Power. You activate them. There is only One Power. Everyone molds. which is the Source of all things. Whatever you agree with--good or bad -. abundance. and geniality to others. Then. You make them alive in you. Two shall agree as touching on something. These are principles. People who give you negative suggestions and talk about black magic are ignorant. right action. security. 142 . knowing the law.will come to pass. beauty. and fashions his own destiny by his habitual thought and feeling. cordiality. love. you are able to give inspiration. It moves as unity. They don't know what they are talking about. It is impossible for anything to happen to anyone unless it already has an affinity or some equivalency in the mind. The two agreeing are your conscious and subconscious minds -. When you see them in their true light. shapes. Divine law and order. You can't give what you don't have. and is the affirmative Power. You are here to plant the garden of harmony. and security. harmony. beauty. guidance.
feelings. You have entered into the light. idiomatic. You have landed there mentally and spiritually. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire. You gather your thoughts. and it filled all the house where they were sitting. you reap the fruit of the spiritual truths you've been meditating on. however. 143 . is that as you meditate and give attention to the eternal verities or truths of God. The promised land is the realization of your heart's desire. It speaks in figurative. It has no geographical demarcation--none whatever. for God dwells within you. God. joy. and abundance. God is Omnipresent. you have absolutely nothing. health. you begin to give expression to them. You are living in the promised land when you are expressing harmony. that's the promised land. allegorical language. The answer to your prayer is the promised land. and mental images together and focus on one thing: the Living Spirit within. The real inner meaning of the day of Pentecost. the very life of you. and it sat upon each of them. peace. being Omnipresent. they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind. or illumined reason referred to as the promised land in the Bible. That's certainly the promised land. as the Spirit gave them utterance. the great feast of the harvest. You must have the inner meaning of the Bible. walks and talks in you." The day of Pentecost was. must be present in you.Chapter 6 – Speaking in Other Tongues: What it Really Means In the Second Book of Acts. and they become living realities in your life instead of theoretical concepts held by your conscious mind. In other words. If you are seeking health and you have a wonderful healing. it says: "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come. with the Israelites. and began to speak with other tongues. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. otherwise.
your joy. you don't take that literally. 144 . Your thoughts and ideas are now with one accord in one place--your place is in the secret place with God in your own mind. which is symbolic of the stimulating effect of new wine. harmony. inspiring. and sustaining you. you are told in the Bible that these men are full of new wine. You inspire them so that your words are apples of gold and pictures of silver. or peace. The "sound from heaven" and the "mighty wind" represent the movement of the Spirit through our minds and hearts. In other words. you find the exhilaration of the Spirit animating. goodwill. you turn within and contemplate God within you. and activities of the mind in exaltation and praise of the Infinite Spirit within you. and guidance. It's the exaltation of the spirit of God in you. Infinite Intelligence. of course. They are sweet to the soul and health to the bones.And the contact must be made within. You lift people up. " They were all with one accord in one place. The "sound from heaven" is the joy of the answered prayer. Now. The new wine is the new interpretation of life. Surely. For heaven is your mind at peace.” means they concentrate on their focused attention of all the faculties. Omnipotent and Omniscient. inspiration. So. The ultimate result of this transfusion of the spirit through your entire being is that you're definitely inspired to express truth in a new way. joy. You speak of the kingdom of God within. Absolute Harmony. You speak in the tongue of love. When you make a habit of prayer and commune with the Infinite. who is Boundless Love. that's speaking in another tongue. because you stirred up the gift of God within you. your fervor. This is called speaking in other tongues. anxieties. It's your enthusiasm.
It is merely a feat of subjective memory. And your subconscious mind is one with the universal. or the gift of tongues. wherein we were born?" The universal language. you can hypnotize a person. He says: "There are cases in which the extinct memory of whole languages was suddenly restored. in which the faculty was exhibited of accurately repeating a known or unknown tongues. All of us feel it. and Hebrew in 145 . Greek. suggest that he or she is now speaking another language. and you will hear a lot of gibberish. who could neither read nor write. is love. or tongue. Sometimes in a trance state a medium will speak in different languages. attitude of mind. because the subjective mind knows all languages. That subconscious is one with the universal subconscious. as these are recorded in the universal or collective unconscious. passages which were never within the grasp of conscious memory in the normal strain. tone. of the Infinite Presence and Power within you. you see." All languages.The "cloven tongues of fire" represent the illumination and inspiration. and what is still more remarkable. Literally speaking. following your veneration and adoration. designates this phenomenon as latent memory. Glossolalia. are recorded in the subject mind. in his lectures on metaphysics. may be easily produced in the hypnotic trance. I was told about a young woman about twenty-five. Speaking in a hypnotic trance in other languages is no indication of spirituality or illumination. and your speech. Everything that has ever happened since the dawn of time is recorded indelibly and infallibly in that universal subconscious mind. The word "tongue" in the Bible means vibration. It is no indication whatsoever of spiritual enlightenment. All animals understand love. William Hamilton. All of us understand love. "And how hear we every man in our own tongue. She was seized with a fever and began talking Latin.
He'll play the role to the best of his ability. He will kneel down. all languages are inscribed indelibly in your subconscious mind. or subjugated due to fever or other abnormal states. She reproduced what she had heard as a child. They have to respond to the suggestions given them. My book. lap up milk. Remember. together with those of several of the Greek and Latin fathers. For example. explains the 146 . and you will hear a lot of gibberish. as a child heard the minister reciting these passages. based on those suggestions. It appears that it had been the old man's custom to walk up and down in his house and to read out loud from the rabbinical writings. Thousands of similar cases are recorded.very pompous tones and with most distinct enunciation. her subconscious memory was released. And so is a memory of everything that has ever transpired since the dawn of time. she had been charitably taken care of by an old Protestant pastor. And the research doctor identified passages taken down at her bedside with passages in the various books in his library. The record upon the tablet of her subconscious was ineffaceable. you can tell a man in a trance or a hypnotic state that he is a dog. People get frightfully confused because they don't know the laws of the conscious and subconscious mind. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. A physician did some research work and found that when this woman was a child. Now. this woman speaking in other tongues. Hypnotists have told subjects to speak in other tongues. and he will believe he is a dog for the time being. and when her conscious mind was in abeyance. Everybody laughs. because the subconscious mind will respond to the operator. and bark like a dog. and in this life the feats of transspeakers are easily explicable without invoking the aid of disembodied spirits. It is easy to understand the origin of this woman's speaking in other tongues or strange languages.
All of us sense the mood of love. You have twelve disciples. whether through prayer or the ministrations of a physician. loving smile. This universal language of love. and peace of mind. Biblically speaking. while everyone all over the world understands the gentle. Resentment. has neither height nor depth. you gather all your faculties together. In this quiet. length nor breadth. it fills all space. jealousy. and you withdraw from the objective world and the evidence of your senses. another mood. For instance. or bemoaning her state. or the tongue of love. The new tongue spoken of in the Bible is the new mood of understanding that we possess. you have twelve faculties of mind. It is the universal solvent. And the new language is the joy of health. claim that the Almighty Power and Wisdom of the Infinite Healing Presence is now flowing through you. Withdraw. In prayer. suffering from some disease. That's the meaning of it. she is speaking in another tone. The universal tongue is love for God is love. and another vibration. There you dwell on your ideal. It is translated into many languages throughout the world. When she is healed. receptive state. tone. vitality. It is the universal healing balm. Surely. a woman is in the hospital and is in pain. however. Feel the movement of the Spirit through you in the same way as you feel the warmth of the sun. and you tune in with the Infinite Healing Presence within you. The tongue. She is speaking in the tongue of sickness. She is complaining. The disciples are your disciplined faculties of mind. vibration. she now speaks in a new tongue. hate. 147 .working of your conscious and subconscious minds. and hostility are foreign tongues. You must see the inner meaning behind every story in the Bible. or feeling. means mood. ill will. passive. or the solution to your problem.
a memory forgotten by the conscious mind but if you are put in a trance or hypnotic state and told. Lord Montbodeau. for example. All these things you have seen or heard as a child are recorded indelibly and infallibly in your subconscious mind. heard. So. who was from the Province of Brittany. when awake and retold what she had uttered in her sleep. and who immediately knew the meaning of what she said. When we consider what a prodigy of learning you would be if you could have at your command all that you had ever seen. it was recorded in her mind. She had been observed by servants. "Tell us about your fourth birthday and who 148 . nor were they sure. it being in the idiom of the natives of that country. or the Spirit of God Which fills your mind. indeed. in her first infancy she had known that dialect and no other. though she spoke it in her sleep. But she. tells us the story of the Countess of Levalle. or read. and she spoke in what they call a foreign language. herself about to guess upon the sounds being repeated to her whether it was or was not gibberish. in the book called Ancient Metaphysics. who sat up with her on account of some indisposition. herself. to talk in her sleep in a language that none of them understood. She was born in the Province of Brittany and had been nursed in a family where nothing but that language was spoken. it was resurrected. You have.This peaceful. But when she returned to her parents she had no opportunity of keeping up the use of it. That's called the mighty wind. And when she was ill with a fever. did not understand a single syllable of it. She did not understand a word of that dialect when awake. confident mood is the mighty wind. The conscious mind was in abeyance. she was attended by a nurse. She heard the language of her nursemaid and their neighbors. Upon the birth one of her children. It had been recorded in her subconscious mind when she was a child. or. France.
God dwells within you and God is the Living Spirit Almighty. The fires of illumination. Remember. Your subconscious has a memory of that. or things of that nature. we'd discover that perhaps what you said was absolutely true. all the treasures are instantly available. So. and so forth. “The cloven tongues of fire descend upon you. because before you call I will answer. for our God is a consuming fire.” The old state is consumed and the new state is born. 149 . Is there something that isn't known in your deeper mind? All things are known. for God is Spirit and they that worship Him worship Him in Spirit and in truth. sickness. we may rest assured that when you hear people talking in what you call other tongues. You may marvel at the wonderful gifts with which the human mind is endowed. inspiration. If we checked with your parents. the kingdom of Infinite Intelligence and Absolute Wisdom are within you. and the gifts that were given to you.was there. and while you are yet speaking I will hear. It doesn't indicate spirituality--not by any means whatever. But you've long since forgotten it. It's a response of the subconscious mind to suggestion (maybe auto-suggestion or autohypnosis)." you would give us all the names. such as fever. Your consuming wish of having heard the good news of a joy of the answered prayer burns up the old state and gives birth to the new. and you are spiritually enriched. and you asked about it. the subjective mind does record everything. It does have at its command all the experiences of the individual. in obedience to the initial impulse of suggestion. have touched every one of your faculties. so it responds accordingly. You are told that the kingdom of God is within. Under certain abnormal conditions. it is the result of the operation of natural law. and the apple pie that was served.
Now. Hence. So. place it upon something far more Godlike. your ideal." you have to think of the Book of Acts. As he continues faithfully. Realize the Power of the Almighty will bring it to pass. "You are thinking about the Bible and the Book of Acts. your consciousness--the way you think. and this responds to your thought. That's a form of prayer. it’s consumed. It is said to be consumed for it is no longer in your mind. or made alive. anything out of your mind is out of your consciousness and it is consumed. Supposing I talk to you now about ashes. on your goal. the former is said to die or be consumed and the latter is said to come alive. 150 . I must die to what I am before I can live to what I long to be. Take your consciousness away from any negative state." you are thinking of ashes. Give all your attention to that ideal." He pictures." You take your attention away from that old state and you focus all your attention. the man who is crippled and prays: "The healing power of God is flowing through me. feel. That's the meaning of "God is consuming fire. So. dynamically and decisively. imagines himself back in the office doing all the things he would do were he whole. You wouldn't have to think about ashes. and God walks and talks in me. What has happened to the old state? It's burnt up. as he cooperates with his doctor and blesses him. What's happened to the ashes in your mind? They are consumed. or to be resurrected. The old state is consumed and the new state is resurrected. your attention. "I will not think of ashes. and believe--is a consuming fire. If you said. Whenever you take your thought. from any concept or condition. then the day comes when he walks back into the office.When we are told that God is the consuming fire. if I say to you. In other words. You can't help yourself. He realizes the healing power of God flows through that focal point of attention. that's very simple. You are aware of the Divine Presence within you.
argumentative mind does not understand what is taking place. speaks. we should affirm boldly that the Infinite Spirit thinks. then the answer will come and the day will break. There you dwell upon your ideal or the solution to your problem. faith. " I AM the Lord that healeth thee. All Its ways are pleasantness and all its paths are peace. and acts through us and that all those listening to us are lifted up and inspired and miraculously made whole. you tune in with that Infinite Healing Presence within you. Then you are speaking in the new tongue. and love to all. saith the Lord. reasoning. healing. and restoring your whole being. you realize there is an Almighty Power and Wisdom flowing through you now. Feel the movement of the Spirit through you as the Healing Power of God flowing through you in a magnificent. I will restore health unto thee. A word quickly spoken is like apples of gold and pictures of silver. As you continue to do this faithfully. confidence." You realize it is the Healing Power of the Almighty flowing through you. that old state is now consumed and you are a new person. for our God is a consuming fire. Your hearers will be subjectively aware of an indefinable essence permeating your words. Yes. the lame walk with their fear. “The multitude came together and were confounded. it is called the perfume of the gods. and harmony to all. light. thy God.The blind see. love. and the shadows will fade away. I AM the Lord. I will come and heal thee. 151 .” The multitude of thoughts in your conscious. the tongue of love. passive state of mind. wonderful way. A lot of people are dead to the truths of God. In other words. For when you exude vibrancy. In this quiet. You withdraw from the objective world and the evidence of the senses. vitalizing. because every man heard them speak in h i s o w n language. Our words should radiate peace. and the dead are raised alive. and inspiration. I will heal thee of thy wounds. The cloven tongues of fire descend upon you.
When you understand they are speaking in other tongues in that light. These healings of body growths. which is the tongue of faith. of confidence. security. He cites the instance of a cancer sore that shriveled to a scar in front of his eyes. "That makes sense. For the wisdom of the world is foolishness with God. God's peace. extreme activation of the processes of organic repair sets in. It frees. points out the marvelous effects produced by prayer. You never know how the answer to your prayer will come. the dull. which transforms you from the waters of life. of loyalty. insipid. a young girl will see the truth about it. you have heard in your own tongue." A new tongue of health. Nobel Prize winner and author of Man Do You Know. Surely. Your belief brought it to pass.as the ways of the Infinite are not the ways of humankind. so are my ways above your ways. with all pathological symptoms disappearing. too. it gives us a 152 . Through prayer. he has observed wounds and lesions healed in a few seconds and others in a few hours. and inspire. elevate. and dignify the soul. so that your words heal. It's a consuming fire. And my ways are past finding out. into the joy of living and expressing more of your Divinity. dreary side of life. A young boy. your will brings the realization of the end. You are aware of the beginning and the end. having seen the end. of love. I should speak in a new tongue. of abundance." And "That I can do. They say. The wine of life is a new interpretation of life. and. Alexis Carrell. and burns are due to nothing more than the descent of the tongues of fire mentioned in this chapter. for God's love dissolves everything unlike itself. When your prayer is answered. As the heavens are above the earth. tumors. he says. a tongue of inspiration. In addition. bless. Do your words lift people up in your own home? Do they inspire them? Dr. peace of mind. you have a new interpretation that makes sense to you. God's light. The tongues of fire are God's love.
Spirit is one. Sometimes it is called the Primal Energy. It devolves in each of us how we use this energy. You can use it to light the house. You must determine how you are going to use spiritual energy for your own upliftment and spiritual benefit. And God is love. permeating your whole being and restoring you to wholeness. and so forth. or turn on the fan. all of which is destructive to the tissue and your physical organism. You can use intellectual energy to study or ponder. the prophets of doom and gloom are rampant everywhere. which are destructive and clouds their spirituality. They are 153 . Motor energy can be used to heat the house by turning on the electric heater or turn on the radio for voice or music. give illumination. materiality. and destroy. The Divine Presence is within you. of heat. yet energy is all one. It has neither height nor depth. which ruin their health. It shows in their bodies. When you tune in to this Infinite Healing Power with faith and expectancy plus a fired imagination. which is very negative. neither length nor breadth. and motor energy. bring on illness and premature decay. whether they are knowledge it shall vanish away.Spirit of God. physical energy to walk. become resentful. Energy is a term used by science for Spirit. it neither comes nor goes. Take electricity: it is a force. drunkenness. The ancients called it love. You can also use the force of energy to injure. and it’s the universal solvent. God is the only Healing Presence and Power. There are different kinds of energy. or fret and fuss. beauty. but whether they are prophecies they shall fail. Others devote all their attention to sensuality. it fills all space. You have the energy of light. maim. whether they are tongues they shall cease. You are told: Love never faileth. and perfection. Some people spend most of their time eating and drinking. Still others get into fits of temper. the influx of the Spirit will respond. emotional energy to get angry. or God. Now.
confidence. the guidance. "The whole armor of God surrounds me. The angels. the Divine love. And the angels of God watch over me lest I dash my foot against a stone.. And God is your refuge and your fortress. and so forth. You'll say of the Lord. Many others predict the end of the world." as the Bible says. And you say. dwell in the Secret Place of the Most High. world famine. and I am always immersed in the Holy Omnipresence. are the inspiration. He is my refuge and my fortress. a tongue of faith. So. the second coming. some are afraid of loneliness. and the God wisdom that anoint your intellect. They’re talking about old age. You speak in a new tongue. and becomes a light upon your path. You will not be afraid for the terror by night nor the arrow that flies by day because you know the law. some have predicted earthquakes in the state of California. It perhaps brought on ulcers and other things. overpopulation. afraid of insecurity. some are afraid of poverty. For example. Become a prophet of God. There's a way to overcome: by trusting in the God Presence within. and adoration. if you look back on your life. But these emotions defeated your vitality and robbed you of discernment and good judgment. never happened. You shall tread upon the lion and the adder. some are afraid of death. becomes a lamp unto your feet. subliminal up-rush. Abide in the shadow of the Almighty. a nuclear holocaust. The way to overcome is to begin to speak in a new 154 . love. of course. A lot of people are speaking in fear today.all over the world. Look how often these prognosticators have had to eat crow. you speak in a new tongue. veneration of things Divine. Others predict Armageddon. The lion and the adder shall not trample on your feet. Most of the things you worried about. that would sink into the sea. in Him will I trust. Speak in a new tongue. My God.
You trust this Power. You are impervious to all harm. and guidance. They will fulfill the message that you gave them. faith. beauty. “And the messengers are the messengers of love. you are predicting for yourself and your family.tongue. you lead a charmed life. Become a prophet for God. happy. not what men say about God. right action. harmony. They prepare your way. of harmony. Therefore. 155 ." You are now speaking in the tongue of love. Say. “For the Lord He It is that doth go before thee. Turn your thoughts and minds to God. heaven's first law--going before you wherever you go in this world. You believe in it. In the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me. Nothing shall by any means touch you because you are always watched over by the Overshadowing Presence. Divine law and order. You are always enveloped and surrounded by the sacred circle of God's eternal love. Therefore. Don't listen to these things. making straight. you bear the charmed life. Divine love goes before me today and every day. Believe in the promises of God. These will go before you wherever you go in any part of the world. Of whom shall I be afraid? For in time of trouble He shall hide me in his pavilion. Predict only that which is true of God. right action. of the end of the world. inspiration. What's true of God is true of you. peace. namely. and joyous my way. of peace. These messengers are absolutely honest. "The Lord is my light and my salvation. Ignore all of their predictions of doom and gloom. the tongue of faith and of confidence. and everybody else. prepare the way. Behold. conflagrations and things of that nature. and you lead a charmed life. And the whole armor of God surrounds you. and confidence in the only Power. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. I send my messenger before thy face. whithersoever thou goest.
the only Cause. happy. You speak in a new language. Yea. You give power to no created thing: no man. and joyous your way. watching over you.” “And love casteth out fear. I will strengthen thee. little children. giving all your allegiance to this only Presence. Divine love goes before you. who is your light and your salvation. Like in the Orient where the sun is bearing down upon them. saying unto thee. You abide under that shadow. thy God. in your glandular system. I will help thee. Perfect love casteth out fear. circumstance. For fear hath a torment. Be not dismayed. will hold thy right hand. Yea. It protects them from the glaring sunshine like a rock in a weary land. and then quietly look your fear in the face. child. and all phases of your life. woman. the only Power. and they seek a rock. Fear not. the Living Spirit within. That's the shadow of the Almighty. It's very hot. the Lord. Calm your thoughts and emotions by dwelling upon the Lord. the only Substance. and he that fears is not made perfect in love. I will help thee. or event. Dwell upon the fact that God is guiding you. for I am with thee.” Love is an emotional attachment. So. sustaining and strengthening you in all your ways. I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness For I. “Fear thou not. For perfect love casteth out fear. condition. dwell upon what God has promised you.Dwell upon what God has said instead of letting your mind dwell on things that you fear. and they go into the shade of the rock. and then you love God. making straight. And thou shalt love the 156 . Love also means loyalty to the One Power. but look what havoc you brought about in your body. for I am thy God. The 91st Psalm tells us that we can enter into security. It's your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. You can be attached to the great truths of God. You give power to the Creator. The greatest worries in your life were those that never happened. The Lordly Power is governing you and guiding you. Fear not.
Lord. the God Presence. It is light and salvation. and dwell on these truths. It will lift you up.” you are told. that is the new tongue. Then. with all thy heart. As you do. too. with God. Repeat them to yourself. These truths. So.” I wrote a book on the Psalms called Songs of God. And your sons and daughters want to hear that tongue. and let the full significance of the meaning of these great truths sink into your subconscious mind. will hold thy right hand. saying unto thee: "Fear not. This do and thou shall for I. You can do it out loud. So. “In God have I put my trust. and the 157 . and trust in an Almighty Power. the lower is subject to the higher. all things are possible. go back to God. I will not be afraid of what man can do unto me. It's the healing light that will heal you. Thy rod (power) and thy staff (authority) are with me. and the fear thoughts pass away. “I. “ will fear no evil. “The Lord is my light and my salvation. the Lord. The greatest antidote to fear is the Psalms. with all thy might. the Lord. with all thy soul. it will heal you. It's an interpretation of most of the great psalms. quietly. will hear thee and I will not forsake thee." Read over these words. Surely. “for thou art with me. confidence. The power of the Almighty is within you. It will set you on the high road to happiness and freedom and peace of mind. You are speaking in a new tongue.” Salvation is solution to all problems. Dwell upon them: “The Lord is my light. thy God. with all thy strength.” Dwell upon these words. That's a new tongue. love. you are told these truths over and over again. And your fear will begin to subside. meaning it will reveal the answer about anything. for these words have power. Light is intelligence. They want to hear the truths of God. Whom shall I fear?” The Lord is strength. and reverently. my salvation. the tongue of faith. slowly. what happens? Pause after each phrase. I will help thee. thy God. They want to hear that God is love and that.
gloom. the crew in the engine room might. open your mind and I will fill it. I will not be afraid of what any human can do unto me. The captain doesn't steer the ship. hit an iceberg. The captain might order full speed ahead or astern. “Open your mind. the fear goes away. Love is present in you. who can be against me? As you dwell on these truths. confidence. Ye shall not be afraid of evil tidings. anxiety. sickness? Are you speaking in the tongue of faith. The Divine Presence is within you. and I will fill it. vitality. Trust thee in the Lord These are marvelous truths. and acts through me. for all they know. the tongue of confidence. Love never fails you know. You are constantly giving mental orders to your subconscious mind. His heart is fixed. for God is love.” 158 .psalms are the greatest prayers in all the world. doom. If these orders are wrong. and God cares. love. he issues orders. goodwill. He directs the engineers in the engine room. One with God is a majority. When it appears that someone is undermining you. I will open for you the windows of heaven. you are told. Open your mouth (mouth means mind in the Bible). for example. pour you out a blessing there is not room enough to receive. That's your conscious mind. "In God have I put my trust. or you are faced with a lawsuit. of love. What tongue are you speaking in? Are you speaking in the tongue of fear worry. or lying about you. something transcending your fondest dreams. speaks. And the order is carried out. You are speaking in a new tongue. say. It's the God Presence within you. of joy. wholeness? For the will of God for you is something magnificent and glorious. and if God be for me. Your conscious mind can be likened to the captain on the bridge. They have stood the test of time for thousands of years. for example. for God thinks. God knows.
beauty. for love is the universal solvent. This is the government of the free. Your words will be sweet to the soul. or Spirit. why are you poor? The Hindu Upanishads tell us that if your decrees are not based upon universal principles and eternal verities. For millennia Jewish scholars have preached of the coming of the messiah. As you focus your mind directly on the eternal truths of life.God gave you richly all things to enjoy. God made you rich. melodious. dissolves cancer. for God dwells within you. The word "fire" is an ancient term for God. you will create chaos and misery in your life. you will begin to speak in a new tongue. It will be the voice of wisdom. The meaning of the second coming is not some super-being in the clouds with angels and a harp. harmony. Enthrone Divine ideas in your conscious mind. It's the coming of love. which will be mellifluous. it is the coming of God's love. These qualities and attributes of God were never 159 . joy. It dissolves anything and everything unlike itself. and goodwill to all. understanding. Where is that love? It's within you. it dissolves hate. The Presence of God is in your deeper mind. the messiah. wisdom. beauty. the coming or the second coming. mothered by Divine love. or God. God's love is a consuming fire. for you were born with God's love lodged in your subconscious mind. It has to be resurrected. The messiah is a metaphor for the ideal world. but preach that the perfect world will come when Jesus returns. Whether it is the Jewish concept or the Christian. God is love. peace. and inspiration in your own mind and your own heart. walks and talks in you. They will be health to the bones. and dissolves arthritis. peace. Christians call Jesus. who will bring to us a perfect world. Believe me. "Energy" is a scientific term for Spirit. truth. and goodwill in the minds and hearts of humankind.
When you are talking about coming or going. It was never born. but there's a lot we can learn. this is misunderstanding of the true message. and all of your sons are the Most High. For God is the Eternal Now. “Ye are Gods. Water wets it not. knowledge of God. They are within you. It doesn't come. It was always here. It means born again. Do you say that you come again? How could Spirit come again? It was never born. and beauty into your mind and heart. For the savior is within you. peace. it must be within you. good master. Don't wait for it. that's the birth of God. We don't know all about it. It's now. which means nothing more or less than knowledge of Divinity. The finite alone. it is omnipresent. and the absolute peace is within you. there is 160 . and you can resurrect them now. they'll never die. The simplest truths of life are not understood by millions of people. Spirit coming or going. we call Divine Science. Don't call me. he said. The Presence of God is your savior. So. The Divine Presence cannot come or go. It is no superman coming out of the clouds in a chariot with angels to save you or anybody else. it will never die. The Infinite that lies stretched in smiling repose.born. which I am espousing here. when you let love. The simplest truths. it will never die. fire burns it not. For God is peace. You are the temple of the Living God. has wrought and suffered. You might as well have love now as any other time. it doesn't go. It just is. it's a new birth. People are talking about coming again. Timeless and Spaceless. And being omnipresent. It is in you. You might as well have peace now as fifty years from now. and wind blows it not away. It is the birth of God and His love in your heart and in your actions. this teaching. And we can learn a little bit more every day by appropriating more of our Divinity every day.
They talk about Revelations. and idiomatic language-. That's what it means. It is a parable. you can believe a lie. and they misinterpret it. Go thy way. inundations. If you know the meaning of symbols. they would be rolling in wealth. It will play havoc with your life. not in the prognosticators of doom. Wake up a little bit. believing. And the works are not mine. you can interpret it. Are they multi-millionaires? Learn to predict your own future. They talk about it. The law of life is the life of belief. Which is God. and Armageddon. It's called Pray Your Way Through It. That's what you should believe in. I wrote a book about Revelations. and the end of the world. and floods. Most people don't even know the meaning of Armageddon. but you can believe it.the language of allegory. Surely.. They'd be multi-millionaires. the law of life is the law of belief. either. gloom. 161 . there are my Father. According to your belief it is done unto you. Parable means parabolis. so be it done unto thee. The Bible is full of symbols. If you believe it's so. and fire from heaven. You are not supposed to take the Bible literally. as thou believe. ye shall receive” Believe that God is guiding you. that which lies along side the other meaning.only one Good. If the Bible is written in parables. the words aren't mine. then you have to understand the meaning of the parable. Believe in the goodness of God and the land of the living. The Book of Revelations is written in allegorical. So. and earthquakes. You know very well that the great truth is this: “Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer. you don't take a parable literally. figurative. for the greatest study of truth is the study of symbols. You can't prove it. they are my Father.” You know very well that if the fortune tellers of the world could predict accurately the stocks and the bonds that would go up in value. and things of that nature.
Believe that God is prospering you beyond your fondest dreams. It is not. Thou shalt preserve me from trouble. therefore. Believe this truth: “Thou art my hiding place. the new vibration. He said. and all sort of negative predictions regarding the world. let your opinion lie still. superstitious concept of God. the new tone.” That is what we should believe in -. Nothing is predestined or foreordained. It says. You have no opinion about something. so will it be done unto thee”. God never 162 . It is also your future.the new language. Your future is your present habitual thinking and imagery made manifest on the screen of space. as you believe. to the pure I am pure. I'll be with you in trouble. It is done unto you. It is waiting for you to call upon it. Dwell on these truths and you live above the mass mind." Therefore. God can't do anything unloving. That's the new tongue. you have no opinion about it. don't eat it. there will be chaos and confusion in your life. If you have a false. Believe in the love of God. -. you begin to speak in another tongue. Your faith in God is your fortune. “Go thy way. If there are briars and brambles on the road. The God Presence is within you. Call upon me.not in the negative predictions of many people. and don't hesitate. Whatever concept you hold of God has an effect on your life. Thou shalt compass me about with psalms of deliverance. Believe in Divine law and order governing your life. God is love. and the new speech. Of course. You mold and fashion your own destiny. His eyes are too pure to behold iniquity and canst not look on evil.Believe in the goodness of God. You bless the situation and you walk on. "Let your opinion lie still. I'll answer you. and as thou hast believed. you are not disturbed. If God is love. Because to the forward I am forward. I'll set you On High. It's your new tongue. Marcus Aurelius said 2. it is. When you know that. avoid them. "If the cucumber is bitter. what the newspaper says.000 years ago." In other words. because you have known my name.
the Living Spirit Almighty. I and my Father are one. It's within you. "I believe in God. the Life Principle in you. You end also with success. It possesses boundless love. It's the only Power. It dulls the mind. Life and its manifestation are one. such as your health. You will go from glory to glory. beauty. He created you from a cell. All the departments in your life will begin to improve. A new beginning is a new end. Spirit and form are one. love." What kind of a God do you believe in? Begin to believe that God is Omnipotent. of course. Then everything in your life will change. The son is your own mind. It is a form of alibi. therefore. It is not adequate to say. Begin with God. God can't judge. God is life. and God is Spirit. infinite perfection. In the same way as you believe you are alive. God never judges. You end with the joy of the answered prayer. infinite intelligence. and Substance in the world. It must come from your heart. intelligence. That which is true of God must. you end with faith. God is man made manifest. Ask yourself: What do I really believe is true about the Infinite Presence within me? Your answer is the most important thing in your life. It is the Light Principle within you. and is your Higher Self. The Reality of you is the Living Spirit Almighty. superstitious concept. begin with love. begin with faith. and expression.punishes. God is timeless and spaceless. which acts as an anesthetic 163 . and your good will multiply exceedingly. To believe that it is essential for you to come back again and again in order for you to work out some karma or to suffer for past misdeeds in a former life is a sort of an opiate. There is no time or space in that. The day will break for you and all the shadows will fade away. wealth. Begin to believe in your heart that God is all love. It's the All Wise One within you. If you have a false. Cause. truth. you'll be in trouble. and absolute harmony. be true of you. All judgment is given to the son.
You must see the foolishness of such a belief. That's what they believed in those days. saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet. ”neither hath this man sinned. this man or his parents that he was born blind?” Jesus responded. Therefore. who did sin. He opened his eyes. we call it God. When you use the law wisely and constructively.’ “ He brushed aside all the prevalent beliefs of that time. they shall be as wool. or stupidly. It means your conviction. the light. “Come now and let us reason together. When you use the law negatively and maliciously. If you've been misusing and misdirecting the law. Realize the love. or that the sins of his parents were visited on him. You may consciously use the law.The Sabbath day has nothing to do with days of the week. nor his parents. and the glory of God surrounds them and they are 164 . ignorantly. realize that these children are God's children. Though he was blind. you can reverse your mental attitude. And it was the Sabbath day when Jesus opened his eyes . he said. Then you will change the sequence of events. It's contrary to natural law.and prevents spiritual development.” The Bible gives the answer to those who are always asking the question: Why is an innocent child born deaf. ‘now I see. but that the works of God should be made manifest. or crippled? The law of cause and effect is a changeless principle. lame. the point of acceptance that your prayer is answered. It is a complete contradiction of the teachings of the Bible and the ancient wisdom. we call it evil because we inflict all manner of suffering upon ourselves by misdirecting the law of our lives. they shall be as white as snow. though they be red like crimson. His disciple asked Jesus: “Master. Our children grow up in the image and the likeness of the dominant mental and emotional climate of the home. It cannot be true. such as that he must have been a sinner in a former life. It is not the new tongue.
It is the universal solvent. Resentment. and happiness. jealousy. from any concept or condition. the tongue of love. In other words. the subjective mind does record everything. speaks. length nor breadth. I must die to what I am before I can live to what I long to be. means mood. love. and the light that lighteth every person that cometh into the world is a lamp unto your feet and a light upon your path. It is the universal healing balm. That's a form of prayer. In other words. confidence. vibration. Under certain abnormal conditions. or feeling. This universal language of love. and harmony to all. Our words should radiate peace. all the treasures are instantly available. your attention. has neither height nor depth. Your hearers will be subjectively aware of an indefinable 165 . hate. sickness. God in the midst of you is mighty to heal. or to be resurrected. such as fever. tone. it fills all space. faith. ill will. Then you are speaking in the new tongue. the former is said to die or be consumed and the latter is said to come alive. All of us sense the mood of love. Biblically speaking.growing in wisdom. or the tongue of love. we should affirm boldly that the Infinite Spirit thinks. You may marvel at the wonderful gifts with which the human mind is endowed Whenever you take your thought. Remember. place it upon something far more Godlike. while everyone all over the world understands the gentle. That's the meaning of it. beauty. and hostility are foreign tongues. It does have at its command all the experiences of the individual. God loves you and cares for you. God be with you now and forever more. and inspiration. grace. The universal tongue is love for God is love. in obedience to the initial impulse of suggestion. truth. or things of that nature. In A Nutshell The tongue. and acts through us and that all those listening to us are lifted up and inspired and miraculously made whole. loving smile. His peace fills your soul.
As you do. Dwell upon the fact that God is guiding you. and dwell on these truths. But look what havoc you brought about in your body. Believe in the goodness of God. and trust in an Almighty Power. happy. -. making straight. slowly. light. Divine love goes before you. Dwell upon what God has said instead of letting your mind dwell on things that you fear. Believe in Divine law and order governing your life.the new language. go back to God. and joyous your way. The greatest worries in your life were those that never happened. it is called the perfume of the gods. the lower is subject to the higher. and the fear thoughts pass away.essence permeating your words. and reverently. Repeat them to yourself. Believe that God is prospering you beyond your fondest dreams. love. you are told. If God is love. God can't do anything unloving. and all phases of your life. For when you exude vibrancy. I will fear no evil. “for thou art with me. So. Believe in the love of God. 166 . quietly. So. Thy rod (power) and thy staff (authority) are with me. and the new speech. the new tone. and love to all. the tongue of faith. God is love. That's the new tongue. and don't hesitate. the new vibration. The greatest antidote to fear is the Psalms. You are speaking in a new tongue. You can do it out loud. you are told these truths over and over again. confidence. the God Presence. in your glandular system.
without face. I have written about it in two of my other books: Great Bible Truths for Human Problems. you see. I believe the time has come in the field of mental and spiritual law and in our thinking and practice to make a clear-cut decision as to what to do with the misunderstood subject of reincarnation. They can't repeat the mistakes of the old. 167 . if you are dealing with time and space theories. but it doesn't make you spiritual. Ageless. form or figure. Therefore. We have no quarrel with people who differ with this presentation -. they become holy. And God is Truth. where you go up the hill of God.none at all. Well. Therefore. all of you know that there is no growth in the horizontal.Chapter 7 – A New Look at Reincarnation God is the Eternal Now: Timeless. You could come back a thousand times or a million times through a woman's womb. God is timeless and spaceless. Spaceless. the Living Spirit Almighty within you. which is believed by great numbers of people in many parts of the world. The highest light in the theory of reincarnation is that we become better by the slow. as they saturate their minds with the truths of God they are compelled to become renewed. Growth is in the perpendicular—timeless space of being. We have no argument with people who do. external process of coming back again and again through the womb of a woman until such time as we become perfect. Then. Therefore. We are not dealing with time and space theories. and then return no more. But. even murderers can claim the love. peace and harmony of God and have a hunger and thirst to become one with God. you are not in Truth. That's who you really are. and The Psychic Perception of your Past Lives. of course.
it seems like an hour.” The Perfect One is within you. It is your relation to events.” not tomorrow. We must not surrender to a racial error perpetuated by the pronouncement of those who fail to see that we are not victims of the past and that the Timeless One is within us. God is timeless and spaceless. a Divine Presence. When you go to sleep. even as your Father Which is in heaven is perfect. if you sit on a hot stove for a minute. Now is the accepted time. but the challenge: “Be ye. Begin with truth.that is. space. “I am Alpha and Omega. it is the way you think and feel. spiritually perfect. truth and beauty instead of the menial garments of poor man. But the 168 . “Be ye” means “you are” -. harmony. beauty. sick man. When he woke up it was the same time. “This day thou shalt be with me in paradise. beggar man. Now is the day of salvation. God is the Eternal Now. for the reality of every person is the Spirit of God within. perfect. Time is a state of mind. But the Timeless Being is within you. Time is psychological. Einstein has brought us to the gate of the temple beautiful by toppling the false gods of time and space and revealing that time has no existence apart from your own mind or consciousness. A new beginning is a new end.Nothing is done under some conscious process rooted in mere habit transmission. Let us put on the garment of wisdom. success along all lines. health and peace. So. thief through the weary cycles of time. it seems like a minute. are you conscious of time? Is there a clock there? Rip Van Winkle slept for twenty years. It has no beginning or end. It is said that Einstein explained relativity by saying: If you converse with a beautiful girl for an hour. We are not referring to the sun time based upon the motion of the earth around the sun.” Begin with God. saith the Lord. Time is a series of events in the wholeness. therefore. forms of reference. and the end is harmony. In Biblical days they were waiting for the Messiah to come.
Someday I'll find peace of mind. refleshing ourselves in the menial garments of the slave. mood. illumination is now. and feeling. wherein we are one with God. It will never die. All these factors are of God. and wholeness and beauty. love is now. you don't say. beauty is now. we will remain in the darkness of spiritual ignorance. "Someday I'll get a healing. which is the royal. The scientific thinker starts with God Who dwells within us.Messiah is within you--the God Presence. harmonious and kind all day long. Why wait for it? God is the Eternal Now -this very moment. power is now. It has nothing to do with time. Someday I'll have love in my life." The God of peace is within you. the Presence of God. It has nothing to do with your grandmother. This means essentially the willful cessation of the automatic way around the rebirths on the three-dimensional plane. the healing power is now. The scientific. while claiming that what is true of God is true of us. Peace is now. the carnal. This Divine Presence was never born. Surely. otherwise. Your savior is within you. Power. harmony is now. seamless robe. either. as fifty years from now. the Only Presence. We must cease trying to become the illumined and Godlike person based on the slow-paced belief of millions who have placed themselves in the procrustean bed of Karma and reincarnation. It is instantly available to you. your body would become so rarefied and attenuated that the molecular vibrations of your body 169 . to arise retailored in garments ill befitting a child of Eternity. If all your thoughts were loving. materialistic thinking and living. Let us begin to strip ourselves of all disguises and tune in with the Infinite. Cause and Substance. peaceful. You might as well take and claim peace and harmony now. All of should wear the proper garment. joy is now. inspiration is now. spiritual thinker looks at the theory of reincarnation from a new standpoint altogether. You are your own savior.
Begin now to put out all Karmic. yet you would be here right where we are. Your subconscious belief in cycles of fleshly rebirth to expiate or atone for sins. You fall from spiritual grace. and press on to the virgin fields of truth and beauty. That's absolutely true.would be invisible. you see. they see them. which is your mind. separated by frequency only. errors and crimes in past life holds you in spiritual bondage and thralldom and indicates a guilt complex. or the Life-Principle. There is no such God. Thou art of purer eyes. Purgatorial fires by true faith and conviction in God's love and beauty here and now. you must discard the old garments of sick and poor people and arrive at the hour of decision in your own mind where the best wine of spiritual wisdom shall be put forth for the guests who hunger for a more wholesome fare. Just believing that human society has a natural tendency to improve and that people can consciously assist this process must not deter you. All judgment is given to the son. you drift from safe mooring. God in you does not punish. In scientific circles it is customary to discard the textbooks of yesterday's mythologies and nostrums. There are some mediums and psychics who often tell me there are people on the platform when I speak and describe them. All this results in self-punishment since the Spirit. and to behold evil cannot look on inequity in the Bible. By believing the theory of reincarnation or countless cycles of rebirth. anything you believe in your subconscious mind you bring to pass. you are holding yourself in bondage. Refuse to be satisfied by anything but the promised land of spiritual reality. 170 . Your loved ones are all around you. But. Surely. Likewise. Some clairvoyants see them and clairaudients may hear them. Therefore.
By laboring in the vineyard of your own mind you. for in His eyes. It's the story of the prodigal son. before the altar of Being. next week or next year. “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation. There are yet four months.” Isn't that the truth about you? “Behold. time-space fusion. and atomic energy. Take i t now! I t ' s all finished. You can't sink any lower in the dregs of humanity. understanding on his feet. Behold. Lift up your eyes. radio. time is not. and kisses him and kills for him the fatted calf. remember me when Thou art in paradise. Foremost among these stands this well regarded theory of reincarnation whereby age-old earthbound thinking decrees mole-like progress. All unworthy concepts must go into the limbo of spiritual ignorance. Behold. And he turns to his father. such as nuclear transubstantiation. he remembers his father where there's plenty to spare. It turns to you.The new nuclear physics with great courage and faith. now is the accepted time. 171 . As you turn to It. Draw nigh unto me and I will draw nigh unto you. Yes. like Einstein. thou shalt be with me in paradise “(--not tomorrow. “Today. I say unto you. can bring forth better fruit. the kingdom of God is within you. which is about the lowest place you can get. They have demonstrated their own miracle. according to Hebrew symbolism. now is the day of salvation Say not ye. television. and then cometh the harvest. discarded the gross atomistic concept of yesterday. Lord. for they are white already to harvest”. look on the field. too. neither shall they say. inspiration and healing is now. and also without hesitation. You are dealing with the finished kingdom. He said. space travel. He was lost and he's found. Open your mind and heart to the influx of the Holy Spirit. Lo here or Lo there. for behold. he's feeding with the swine. Isn't that magnificent? Peace already is. Science is beginning to kneel and pray. and the father sees him afar off with shoes. Love it! Take it now! Joy is. Yet.
That's what it's all about. love. which also means that you can manifest and experience a greater measure of Divinity in the next of dimension of life where your loved ones are. You appropriated more of Divinity. It's an 172 . So. free yourself mentally from psychologically imprisoning embodiments. I suppose there are millions of other places we can go. This does not mean that you have to be reborn on this earth or planet. spiritually speaking. Life is expansion. five years ago. God. or maybe a year ago. Become a child of God and leap for joy beneath the morning stars of light. that's true. “Unto the pure all things are pure). wisdom to wisdom. You are not the same person you were twenty years ago. truth and beauty. If you are in the eighth grade. You can't come back. Life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.Isn't that wonderful? That clear. God can't condemn. I can't send you back to the first grade. The word earth in the Bible means much more than this particular world. You can become God-intoxicated right now. That's contrary to natural law. Light up the heavens of your own mind. Is there a time in love? Is there a time to peace? Do they ever grow old? Leave all the lesser authors and idols and commune with the Indwelling God with clean hands and a pure heart. True reincarnation is the birth of God in your mind and heart. There are many mansions. and the Laws of Life. You have had hundreds of reincarnations since you were born.” Every time you pray in the appropriate mode of Divinity you are reincarnated. They are all around you. whereby you become seed with a Divine frenzy. Life is growth. you become God-intoxicated. It is glory to glory. strength to strength. which are timeless and ageless. You can't be less tomorrow than you are today. Earth in the I Ching and the Bibles of the world means manifestation. There is no end to our glory. octave to octave. There is no condemnation. It is newness.
upward and God-ward. because greed. learn and expand along a l l lines. “Spirit is never born. What was born were thoughts. ideas. I t was never born. 173 . for there is no end. but that child still lives and grows. therefore. Life is growth. i t w i l l never die. These are born again and again. separated by rates of vibration. fears. The child whose life. we call dead. This is the world of densities. Actually. is snuffed out in the womb still lives forever and is a grace note on the symphony of all creation. expansion. to our glory. You can experience a greater measure of Divinity in the next dimension of l i f e where you go every night of your l i f e . and wind blows i t not away. Their journey is ever onward. Water wets i t not. f i r e burns i t not. They are going from glory to glory for there is no end to our glory. as modern science tells you today. would you grieve for your loved ones in the next dimension? Life is growth. dogmas. the reality of you. Your loved ones are growing. our loved ones are a l l around us. expansion. What is true on one plane of l i f e is true on all planes. Your loved ones in the next dimension know.insult to your intelligence. They go from strength to strength. creeds. superstitions. b e l i e f s . from wisdom to a greater wisdom. The earth is manifestation.” Why. i t ' s newness. perhaps. which in our ignorance. no end at a l l . There are teachers there as well as here. maybe it was born dead. As we said. Maybe the child lived for an hour. How could God die? God is the Living Spirit within you. The Hindu scripture says. avarice and hatred repeat itself in wars. you were never born. Spiritually speaking. frequencies and intensities. i t w i l l never die. and through love is united with you. Reincarnation is the old medieval history repeating i t s e l f .
you can at this very moment begin to feed your subconscious mind with life-giving patterns of harmony. as well as on the next. grace notes are just as important as the somber tones. knowingly and joyously that the Infinite oceans of life. circumstances and conditions. Karma is generally referred to as the force generated by a person's action that is held in Hinduism and Buddhism to be the motive power for the round of rebirths and deaths. expands and unfolds and listens to the entire symphony and has a subjective access to all that on this plane. truth and beauty are flowing through you harmoniously 174 . If you pour distilled water into it. wonders will happen in your life. like Hercules. Augean stable even though it was dirty for forty years. when you pour into your subconscious the waters of life as well as truth. the reaction of sowing and reaping. There is no time or space in the mind principle. wholeness. thinking and imagery. Take time out morning and evenings and affirm feelingly. When you learn the laws of mind. love and goodwill to all. the child grows. There will be an automatic response from your subconscious mind in accordance with your spiritual habits. Think of a pail of dirty. Buddha. Likewise. love. endured by that person until spiritual liberation and freedoms held from the effects of such force have been achieved. Look at it in a simple way. Laotsze and others called illumined seers are the great conductors who lead all of us in the grand symphony of all creation.In the grand symphony. you are no longer a victim but a victor. filthy water. Whatever is impressed on the subconscious mind is expressed as experiences. you can clean out the. pure water you can drink. joy. events. we are welded into the great symphony called the music of the spheres. therefore. It doesn't make any difference to the water hose you use whether the stable was dirty yesterday or fifty years ago. Through love. So. It is the law of action. Likewise. if you have the patience you eventually will have clear. Moses. even drop by drop. Jesus. beauty.
there is an automatic response. because he conforms to universal principles that existed before people walked the earth. Supposing you misused the principles of mathematics for twenty years. Prayer changes things in the sense that it changes the person praying. negation and misery follow. namely the eternal verities. The wholeness and peace of God reign supreme in your mind and heart. which perhaps caused you a lot of trouble and financial losses. Karma. The minute you begin to use the principle the right way. subtract. When you think good. you realize that the principles of mathematics have nothing against you. and multiply. with these truths. As you saturate your mind. If you misuse the principles and laws of chemistry. healing. and sing the song of a jubilant soul.and peacefully. But when you learn about values. When you think negatively. No matter what the problem is and how difficult it seems. Surely. By filling your mind with the truths of God. you crowd out and neutralize everything unlike God. Your common sense tells you that the principle of chemistry holds no grudge against you because you did not use them in the right way. When he builds the bridge that is a prayer. and transforming your whole being. your subconscious. The engineer is building a bridge and has to conform to the principles of mathematics: stress and strain. You are cleansed. vitalizing. Your mind also is a principle. you will get into trouble. the laws of attraction and repulsion. Let us assume you learned how to add. good follows. cleansing. or the law of action and reaction. it is due to a group of negative thoughts and emotions lodged in your subjective depths. you can bring forth marvelous compounds that will bless humanity. you will gradually obliterate and expunge from your deeper mind all the negative habits. 175 .
God does not condemn. form or figure. and it said in the pamphlet. Emma Curtis Hopkins said that this man had actually committed the murder for which he was sentenced.is inexorable only as long as we do not pray. "God is the bad man's deliverer. This murderer looked at God and His love and contemplated the wonders of it all. for the Lord is good. They tried again and again to no avail. when the man was led to the gallows. he became aware of the love and the truth about God. when I look at your face I recognize you. His mercy is everlasting. did not the efficacy of the high watch (which means his veneration.” “Be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind. This is the essence of it: A man was sentenced to be hanged. who once told him of a wonderful event recorded in the archives of the state penal institution. the beginning and the end. A new beginning is a new end. the platform that would ordinarily tip at the slightest weight became firm when the condemned man stepped upon it. To the great confusion and perplexity of the officers of the law. until finally he was given his freedom. He sought the face of the All Good. Thou art to behold evil. God says “I am Alpha and Omega. Well. judge or punish. told me that he studied with Emma and Curtis Hopkins. And His truth endures to all generations. It means He recognized the great truth. adoration of the Divine Presence) plus the transformation of his heart cause the socalled halt. During the interim between his sentence and its time of fulfillment. You punish yourself by misuse of law. Now." He began to think about it from all angles--that God was deliverance. canst not look in inequity. He believed what the pamphlet said.” Ernest Holmes. A young girl gave him a pamphlet. God is Spirit. the so-called Karma of the ordinarily mandated treadmill of cause and effect that enabled this murderer to step off into a new order of emancipated consciousness 176 . God has no face. author of Science of Mind.
indeed. you have an imposter. which means to accept something as true. he entered into the glorious liberty of the sons of God and became a free man. turns out to be inflexible and inexorable only as long as you do not pray or meditate on the truths of God. that God is punishing you for the mistakes of the past. negative and destructive thinking. you are compelled to express your inner assumptions and beliefs and you no longer can repeat the previous errors. Whatever concept you hold of God has an effect on your life. Mere reading of affirmations and perfunctory prayer will not change matters.and experience? The love of God. It must come from the heart. Remember. What kind of a God do you believe in? 177 . Ask yourself: What do I really believe is true of the Infinite Presence within me? Your answer is the most important thing in your life. To believe. So. If you have a false superstitious concept of God. be it murder or any other offense. It is not adequate to say. how heinous the offense. It does illumine the path we tread. there will be chaos and confusion in your life. Karma. is to have a false concept of God. The wonders and blessings of God are no ending. it is the deep hunger and thirst in your heart for Divine love and grace. Actually. No matter how awful the crime. you have no God at all. plus a deep desire to become a new person in God. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness. reaping what you have sown. You rise above Karma and the unpleasant consequences of past mistakes are wiped out. for they shall be filled. that is essential to wipe out the punishment that must otherwise follow. Since the law of your subconscious is compulsive. it can be expunged from the mind when you rise high enough in consciousness. I believe in God. The intense desire to become a new person in God and filling your mind with the great truths of God enables you to become transformed. surpasses all understanding.
which is the same yesterday. All the departments of your life will begin to improve. who did sin -. And His disciples asked Jesus. Where do they all come from? They are all laws of God. Then everything in your life will change. therefore.’” (The works of God represent the law of cause and effect. It dulls the mind. but of the works of God should be made manifest in him. That's what people believed in those days. 178 . such as that the blind man must have been a sinner. dwells within you. for God. Infinite Intelligence. All Wise. Infinite Perfection. Spirit and form are one. love and expression. It is your Higher Self. Infinite Intelligence. and possesses boundless love. I t is a complete contradiction of the teachings of the Bible and the ancient wisdom. today and forever.this man or his parents -. or to suffer for past misdeeds in a former life is a sort of an opiate. It prevents spiritual development. The day will break for you. Absolute Harmony. and life and its manifestation are one. or Infinite Spirit. What is true of God must. In the Bible you read about a blind man being instantly healed. The principles of chemistry are laws.Begin to believe that God is Omnipotent. It is the reality of you. be true of you. Begin to believe in your heart that God is All Love. ‘neither has this man sinned nor his parents. it will never die. and the shadows will flee away. It acts as an anesthetic. It was never born. You will go from glory to glory. You must see the foolishness of such a b e l i e f . Truth and Beauty. He brushed aside all the prevalent beliefs of that time. It is a form of alibi. In the same way you believe that you are alive. That's a law. saying: “’Master. To believe that it is essential for you to come back again and again in order to work out some Karma. You have the principles of physics. such as your health.that he was born blind?’ And Jesus answered. Your good will multiply exceedingly. wealth. God is life.
“I form the light. the seventh day. limitation. you can reverse your mental attitude. our belief in evil or disease. or crippled? The law of cause and effect is a changeless principle. or some other name because we inflict all manner of suffering upon ourselves by misdirecting the law of life. an illumined man. He became an outstanding doctor. conviction. Then you will change the sequence of events. The only loss. they shall be as wool. we call it evil. or the sense of loss spoken of in the Bible. the point of complete mental acceptance. Then He washed their eyes. limitation. The Sabbath is the seventh hour. They were washed and they became seeing. or good. There were no questions asked. then your prayer is answered. our belief in restriction. If you have been misdirecting the law. It was the Sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. the Devil. do all these things. our belief in limitation. There was no question at all asked. When you use the law wisely and constructively. we call it God. or stupidly.They believed he must have been a sinner in a former life. This is known as the son of perdition. the Lord. “Come now and let us reason together. The only loss. though they be red like crimson. they shall be white as snow. lame. restriction or evil in the world is our belief in loss. You may consciously use the law. I make peace. I create darkness. restriction or evil in the world is our belief in loss.” The Bible contains the answer to those who are always asking the question: Why is an innocent child born deaf. I knew a blind couple in New York who gave birth to a wonderful boy. They also believed that maybe the sins of his parents were visited on him. I was acquainted also with a 179 . When we use the law negatively.” This means you can use the law two ways. I.” “Though your sins be scarlet. The Sabbath day has nothing to do with days of the week. saith the Lord. I create evil. maliciously.
If you are lifted up in consciousness to the point of acceptance or belief that your child will be noble. an heir to all the qualities. These moods and mental states are transmitted to the children. The sins of the parents are fears. In other words. a spiritual minded person. dignified. a sinner in the hands of an angry God. entering into the reality of them. You enthrone the concepts of peace. which disturb them mentally and physically. These are children of the mind. In this way the superstitions. ruling the world according to His whims and caprice. false beliefs and anxieties. The child will grow up believing in the God of wrath. The bad and evil acts of parents can only be transmitted through the mind. a sort of despot living in the skies. and you live with these ideas. if a parent instills a fear of God by depicting a picture of a punitive God Who will punish sinners. We sin when we miss the mark of harmony. you cease giving power to anything else. As you begin to realize the omnipotence of the Spirit within and the power of your own thought. but it is a child of a distorted. twisted mind. of harmony.tubercular father and mother in the Bronx area of New York. and wholeness in your world in your mind. of love. superstitions. Look at the pornographic cesspool of inequity that we have today. the corresponding mood or quality of the infant will come forth. you sense and feel that you are a child of God. powers and attributes of 180 . who gave birth to a wonderful girl. which disturb the children. fears and errors of the past generation are given to the present. who became a great musician and the mother of lovely children. joy. Isn't the book a child of your mind? Isn't the art a child of your mind? Isn't that pornographic picture that you have a child of your mind? Yes. then according to the law of reciprocal relationship. Sins are mistakes of the mind or misuse of the law. health and peace. By illustration.
admire or dwell on the qualities and attributes of Mozart. psychologically speaking. You can give conception to any state you are capable of conceiving. All the great men and women who have ever lived on this plane still live. and if we do not do our own thinking the mass mind will do it for us. or the race mind). Judge Troward in his inimical books on mental and spiritual laws pointed out that all of us are immersed in the mass mind (he calls it the law of averages. Our heirs. and are intensely interested in his musical accomplishments. therefore. Today there are about 6 billion people thinking into that one mind. Crippled people can be healed. blind people have been healed at Lourdes and other such shrines. pouring out the blessings there is not room enough to receive. No questions asked. If you therefore. "You must expiate for your Karma. If you dwell on this during the creative act. It would undoubtedly be another Mozart in the musical field. song and prose. but it would not be the personality called Mozart being reincarnated. experiences and achievements as impressions of the Universal Subjective Mind. Begin to love all things good. deaf people can hear. 181 ." He healed him instantaneously. We read of their works in history. You declare your freedom and you write your declaration of independence and freedom in your heart. a Mozart-like character might result. The law of your mind will respond accordingly by opening to you the windows of heaven. pray ourselves out of that mass mind. We must. are our ideas or feelings about anything. for the Infinite Presence condemns no one. you would love to give birth to a child possessing similar accomplishment. Jesus did not say to the blind man. They have left their accomplishments.God.
then the righteous. and do right according to the Golden Rule and the law of love or goodwill to all. it does not mean he is a reincarnation of Genghis Khan or any other dictator or tyrant who lived before. Whatever is impressed on the subconscious must be expressed in the world. You are righteous when you think right. When you are spiritually wise and understand the way your mind works. "I have been young. Boys and girls learn about the wars in which their country was involved in school and in the home. the right use of the laws. The world consists of all of us in aggregation. The tyrant who appears in a nation is the embodiment of the state of consciousness of the people in the particular country of whatever part of the world in which the tyrant may appear. now I am old. If parents and teachers would teach the laws of mind and the eternal verities to the young. feel right. By changing ourselves. Biblically speaking. It is never a person who lived a thousand or two thousand years ago reborn. In some instances they are taught to hate the neighboring nations. feelings and thoughts are entertained and become objectified as circumstances. despots." I was young. outcasts. are never forsaken. their seed would never beg bread.Dictators. experiences and events. Now I am old. atrocities and acts of violence. act right. When a cruel dictator appears in the world. They read avidly about the crimes. meaning I didn't understand the laws of mind. These states are impressed on their subconscious mind. It is a state of consciousness that is born again. All of these moods. This means these children would never become the beggars. Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken or a seed begging bread. this means the dawn of wisdom. tyrants and dictators of 182 . we change the world. These children grew up with resentment and rage for the wrongs committed by these people. thieves. are extensions in space of the dictator complex present in the context of the race mind.
tyrants. astronomers. chemists. take a solid metallic substance and heat it. quick. racial hatreds.changing its shape and. The readiness is all. However. All are different rates of vibration of water. In order to elucidate this point. physicists. whether initially they are solid or liquid. by showing them the way. Water also becomes snow. artists. it will come. the truth and the light. emotional and spiritual climate supplied in the home.the world. Your life on this plane is like several stanzas of a poem or scenes of a play. The boys and girls will tend to emulate the ideals portrayed. its nature. which is invisible. The same law applies to all of us. and fear of the unknown. also. water can be turned into steam. ice and hail. Children grow up in the image and the likeness of the dominant mental. In other words. and undesirable states of consciousness which are perpetuated by prejudices. or the great awakening to your Divinity. seemingly. mystics. it begins to liquefy -. we can build a heaven on earth and prevent the appearance in the world of dictators. 183 . You can raise your rate of vibration and transform yourself by lifting yourself up to a high state of awareness through the contemplation of the Presence and Power of God within. When a liquid is caused to become a gas. Teach children of the great accomplishments of the poets. Pure steam cannot be seen. By teaching the youth of the nation who they really are. and the illumined seers of the ages. despots. the moment the degree of heat is reached which is the melting point. because it is the One Being dramatizing Himself as the many. In this meditative. engineers. can happen here now. but for a while it appears that no change is taking place. Likewise. The temperature rises. your children will fulfill your conviction of them. If not now. these changes are brought about by an increase in the rapidity of vibration of the constituent parts. Aged wisdom teaches that illumination.
and say. you will find a great expansion comes. Truth is transmitted in the silence. You can resurrect this power and wisdom by silent contemplation in the silence of your soul. When you unite with the Infinite you are in union with that which is beyond time and space.lovely state. you will gradually appropriate more and more of the attributes and qualities of God. Cases are reported where cripples invalided for years leap and run in the presence of fire. In emergencies mothers and wives lift automobiles to extricate their children and husbands. Karmic death of some kind. for God abides in the silence. like the volatilization of a liquid into a gas. The day will come when you will melt away all inhibitions. Truth is heard in the silence. The change may come in the twinkling of an eye. look into the eyes of a little child that is born. In other words. Fire and emergencies are not needed to stir up the God Presence within. By constantly meditating in this manner. They have run out into the street. "What sin brought you back to me?" The idea behind this is shocking beyond words. It is like the heat that melts the solid. God is some sort of an Oriental sultan up there in the 184 . too. Then you are free of that which has taken place in time and space. Awful! Frightful! The idea behind this implies that the reincarnating entity is obligated by past Karma. I have seen women in India and elsewhere. fears. In other words. you go from time to eternity and you find the peace that passes understanding. They were paralyzed for fifteen or twenty years and are suddenly healed. Where is this power? It is within them. and they believe that it chooses parents in order that they might work out their Karmic penalties together. Truth is lived in the silence. false beliefs and doubts and become the God man here and now. The power within us is capable of nullifying all false beliefs in human laws.
then. of course not”.. You might say. because you were born without wisdom or understanding. they were in the hands of a dictator --one tyrant’s unjust act. Yet. A kid of seven couldn't take it. You are saying you are greater than God. Surely. They are bound to make mistakes. "No.” To me. because you had to learn and didn't know any better. I asked an Indian one time. You. I couldn't teach that to a child of seven. and buried in mass graves. in one of the ashrams where I lectured: "Isn't it a fact that the Hindu rulers and the Buddhist rulers and the Indian rulers have kept the masses in a subservient state? For example.skies punishing you because you were. A seven-year old is too smart provided he or she has not been brainwashed. Every child is. the absolute lover.. "What sins did one million Cambodians commit?" We are told they were sent out to concentration camps and work-farms and they dropped dead on their way. suffer and are looked down upon 185 . They were starved to death. . infinite wisdom. I would tell the boy. you don't think these victims were evil people? No. you know. that's crazy! It insults my intelligence. Mao Tse Tung in China." I said. they have this weird concept of God up in the skies who is going to punish them. Some people say that Stalin in the USSR. you seem to have greater love than God. and you couldn't help but make mistakes. So. or shot. Saddam Hussein in Iraq and dictators in North Korea and in several African countries murdered many millions of innocent people. Which is boundless love. the untouchables in India are people born of a low caste and destined to remain in that caste. have to make mistakes. too. is God going to punish you? There is no such God. “Well. and absolute harmony. You are saying the heavenly father is punishing His children without their knowledge of what they have done wrong. I asked a young father if he would punish his little boy without first telling him why he was being punished? He said.
All mathematics and all that are in your subconscious mind. you see misery. I have talked with guides in India. All the languages ever spoken. This means your subconscious mind. and in a future incarnation. land. academically speaking. which is one with the universal subjective mind of the human race. Ancient Chinese. even in Gaelic. transcend. these people who have mansions. When you look at countries where they teach that. All these languages are in your subconscious mind. hewers of trees." I have seen people who were illiterate and never went to school go into a trance and speak in thirteen or fourteen languages. They said to me. Your subconscious doesn't argue controversially. It reasons deductively from that premise to all legitimate inferences with a marvelous clarity and accuracy. It's an absolute lie. 186 . true or false. It accepts a premise. They are here to rise. puts us as a memory of everything that has ever transpired in human evolution both physiologically and mentally. etc. God is the Eternal Now. or anything else. These people are not bound to be slaves. "I'd better be careful. who were well educated. to accept their state as a Karmic penalty for their past misdeeds? They were taught they should be satisfied and shouldn't try to change or rise above their poverty because that was their sin in a former life that they were now expiating. suffering. drawers of water.all of their lives. They were taught by their rulers. they would get a reward of a better life. Isn’t this just another way to hold them in bondage. all the music of the world plus all the discoveries and inventions ever made are registered indelibly in your subconscious mind. given to it by your conscious mind. a living curse. and enthrall them in misery? To me it is the opiate of the people. and estates. squalor and filth. God is no respecter of persons. I may come back as a tiger or animal because I haven't been leading a good life. and grow.
X was to inform him who he was. It is in tune with the operator. the subconscious will give you anything. X. will give the operator what seems to be a logical conclusion. "It is a thousand years ago. what he was doing. and the operator will believe him. and Mr. where he was living. then Mr. You will cooperate fully. your subconscious. X to the third question of the psychologist. "On the seventh day I rested. He was a Roman Catholic and strongly disbelieved in reincarnation. X. which was that of Mr. the hypnotic experiment on reincarnation of Mr. long before England and Ireland were ever heard of -." This ended. Mr. Remember. However. Who are you?" There was silence for a minute. Mr. X suggested to his subconscious prior to sleep. true or false. You can see the humor of the response of Mr. The psychologist said. in desperation. X. Assuming the correctness of the premise. X said. Then. which is amenable to suggestion. Remember -. Mr. X." His subconscious mind accepted the dominant suggestion. many past lives. In the hypnotic state. way back. I will give no response. To inform him who he was. whether true or false. X's sister gave no contrary suggestion to her subconscious prior 187 . There was no response. X that he would now take him back 500 years. the psychologist said to Mr.way. It will give you anything the operator wants. "I am now regressing you way back. a man we will call Mr. It is generally true that in the hypnotic trance state you will give the operator whatever the operator wants. In this instance.your subconscious mind accepts the dominant of two ideas. a psychologist said to him that if he put him into a trance he would tape his answers and prove to him that he had had many. the psychologist suggested to Mr.Some years ago I witnessed an experiment conducted by a friend of mine. "I do not believe in reincarnation. Now. X neutralized the suggestions of the operator. of course. The reason for the failure is very simple. Who are you? What's your name?" There was no reply.
But all this was accomplished with the sound of hammers or other metal tools. The same thing would be true of you. It will give you anything you want. her subconscious response to the suggestion of the operator dramatized a sort of a composite of what she had read and studied. and fitted them into place built the pyramids. a dramatization. You would give us a dramatization of what you have read and what you believe. Inductive reasoning is not a quality of the subjective mind. It could be called a fictionalized presentation. That is. they were logically deducible from the premise of the psychologist that she had lived before and would tell us about it. One of the most interesting factors discussed by many people is 188 . She accepted the suggestion. She had also lived in France. Furthermore. At another time she was a princess in Egypt and launched into a religious disquisition of religious beliefs in Egypt. whatever she had seen.to the trance state. She claimed to be Joan of Arc and spoke French while in the trance. She claimed that men who went into a semi-trance and lifted all the stones by the power of the mind. I learned she had studied French for four years. It will give you anything that you want to believe in. At the same time. she had also visited Egypt and studied the pyramids in Egyptian history. She accepted this suggestion. and the psychologist regressed her into a different period of history. or visited which tended to illustrate the idea in any way was utilized by her sub-conscious. of course. The mind did all these things. her subconscious became totally oblivious to all facts or ideas which did not conform and which were not in accord with the operator's suggestion. read. cut them. Her conclusions were syllogistically correct. Whatever there was within the range of her knowledge and experience. In the trance state. no way of proving that she was a princess or Joan of Arc. which became her major premise. After talking with her. There was. heard.
You are Jesus. You have been everywhere. Phineus Parkhurst Quimby said in 1847. You are mind. And you experienced all things--you wrote all books. because you were Spirit. You become spiritual. You have been everywhere. 189 . shrines you say. Laotsze and all of them. Your mind is a great reservoir containing the mental experiences and reactions of all people who ever lived at all times everywhere. and the whole world is within you. some say they were priests in ancient temples. Elijah. It's a common experience. There is nothing you do not know. Furthermore. All cities are within you -. who are living now.that they claim to remember their previous incarnations. You have a memory of all languages. We are all immersed in the great pool of mind. So.the whole world. Moses. you were. "I remember. you were there when the morning star sang together and children of God shouted for joy. our minds mingle like atmosphere. I was here before. That's not true. Buddha. seeing the various temples. in remarkable detail. You were there. Each has an identity in the atmosphere. your mind contains the experiences and reactions of the ages. because you are Spirit and you are mind. Surely. who ever will live. Is there some voice you haven't heard before? Is there some language you haven't heard? All languages are within you. But the memory begins to thin a little bit. There is no doubt that some people seen to remember previous existences. location. You are mind and Spirit. Surely. The whole world is within you It is a simple spiritual truth." You find your way in the city. giving the period. and other interesting highlights. They relate that the only way experiences or memories can be explained is that they have actually lived before. You have seen everything. You have been all people who ever lived. You go to India or Pakistan.
inspiration is now. power is now. joy is now. There is nothing lost on my holy mountain. . Why wait for it? God is the Eternal Now -. established all religions. experienced all things. This Life Principle is Infinite Spirit. It simply means that you tuned in on the mental picture or vibration. Peace is now. as fifty years from now. All these factors are of God. This one mind is within you. Think clearly and you will perceive through psychic perception the one mind operating through you wrote all Bible and all books. has been everywhere and seen everything. and wholeness and beauty.It is possible for a clairvoyant or a psychic to look back in time and see George Washington kneeling on the snow. has played all roles. God in the midst of you is mighty to heal. You might as well take and claim peace and harmony now. It doesn't mean that you are Lincoln. 190 . But the Messiah is within you--the God Presence. In A Nutshell In Biblical days they were waiting for the Messiah to come. It is all registered in your subconscious mind. It doesn't mean that you are a reincarnation of George Washington because you saw him in retrospection. All things co-exist in the mind principle of the eternal now. You are your own savior.this very moment. Sensory impressions of all people who have ever lived are within you. beauty is now. or hear Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address. It will never die. This Divine Presence was never born. illumination is now. the healing power is now. that you looked back and saw him kneeling in the snow. harmony is now. The Life Principle within you was never born. been in all countries. which is forever embodied in the universal screen of the universal subjective mind. You can easily tune in to the vibrations of previous experience that someone else had and think it is your own. will never die. love is now. It is instantly available to you.
Take time out morning and evenings and affirm feelingly. whereby you become seed with a Divine frenzy. True reincarnation is the birth of God in your mind and heart. healing. the truth and the light. Teach children of the great accomplishments of the poets. You can't be less tomorrow than you are today. chemists. tyrants. Your subconscious belief in cycles of fleshly rebirth to expiate or atone for sins. Life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. engineers. mystics. racial hatreds. despots. It is newness. octave to octave. vitalizing. There is no end to our glory. artists. cleansing. you drift from safe mooring. It is glory to glory. The boys and girls will tend to emulate the ideals portrayed. strength to strength. physicists. truth and beauty are flowing through you harmoniously and peacefully. and the illumined seers of the ages. by showing them the way. we can build a heaven on earth and prevent the appearance in the world of dictators. knowingly and joyously that the Infinite oceans of life. you become God-intoxicated. By teaching the youth of the nation who they really are. Life is expansion. 191 . The wholeness and peace of God reign supreme in your mind and heart.By believing the theory of reincarnation or countless cycles of rebirth. You fall from spiritual grace. and wisdom to wisdom. love. and undesirable states of consciousness which are perpetuated by prejudices. Life is growth. and fear of the unknown. astronomers. and transforming your whole being. errors and crimes in past life holds you in spiritual bondage and thralldom and indicates a guilt complex.
They have to be pushed about like checkers on a checkerboard. but they have no inclination to do this for themselves and hence remain in mediocrity. They would very much like success. and fire their ambition. and you think they are going to turn over a new leaf and keep their enthusiasm up. They wait for something to happen. they are content to be propped up and supported by others. and they have to be recharged. They seem absolutely incapable of self-locomotion. There are plenty of young men and women who seem very ambitions to get on. but all at once they collapse. but they lack this self-propelling power. for somebody to push them into a position. In the meantime. an influential friend to advance them. There are too many difficulties in it. they are dazed. This lack of 192 . and that by some chance it will come to them if they only wait long enough. enthusing them.to. recharging them. by telling them what is possible for them. After you give them a good talking .. When conscious of standing alone. it requires too much sticking to and hanging on in face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles these people go about with an indefinite idea that there is something in the world for them somewhere. These young people slide along the line of least resistance. They run splendidly for a few days.Chapter 8 – Live an Inspired Life Many people would experience a much more enriched life if they only had somebody to keep stirring them up all the time. their power is gone. and raise their hopes. they do not seem to know what to do. but are afraid of the price. The successful life is too strenuous for them. They lack initiative and self-direction. They depend upon others for their motor power. constantly inspiring them. you recharge them as one would an automobile. with no one to lean upon or to supply motor power.
small voice" within you. The timid. it is by your own honest judgment of yourself that you must stand or fall. "That is wrong. It matters little what others may think about you or what the world may say. hesitating. backbone. . self-reliance. always asking advice. it makes no difference whether the press or the public praises or blames. may be well educated. They lack the power of selfpropulsion.. In most cases others manage the majority of people. who are always deferring to others. trailers. is fatal to all advancement and achievement. It is infinitely better to make mistakes than never act on your own judgment. will never achieve an enriched life. which cripples their advance. Whatever else leaders lack or whatever their deficiencies. The youth who constantly wants to be braced up.Nothing else is worth so much to you as your unqualified endorsement of yourself." and to every ignoble one. Independence. shrinking. It is a rare thing to find people who insist on managing their own lives. The approval of the "still. vacillating person never becomes a leader. People. but they are not needed anywhere.self-reliance.these are the qualities that win. They are invariably followers. "That is right. this dependence on outside power. 193 . but they lack something. who is always looking for somebody to help him or her. It is leadership that is in demand. Such people may have a lot of native ability." is worth more to you than all the kingdoms of the earth. They must believe in themselves. They must have great selfassurance. which says to every noble act. never amount to much. who cannot stand without crutches. they never doubt themselves.
don't try to compromise with it. if you persist in such a course. .their conscience pricks them. whatever you have or do not have. no matter how trifling the deception or untruthfulness (if any deception or untruthfulness can be considered slight). Don't parley with the cause of your disturbance. you will have a bulwark that will be your stay whether in prosperity or in adversity. If you resolve that you will never take chances of your own disapproval. To try to influence the compass would be to wreck his ship upon the rocks or shoals in his path. you will not reach the harbor you seek. small voice" halt and ask yourself what you are about to do and whither you are going. There are human wrecks all along the ocean of life who have disregarded or tried to compromise with their compass.of that you may be sure. Every time they are reminded of their success. you have been tampering with the needle and. To keep your self-approval you must be honest. You must remedy it immediately. Be sure. Such a course will prove as dangerous as that of a mariner who.in dollars and cents.Many people who are looked upon as successful. their conscience. that you have your own approval first and last. then. . and looked up to by others know perfectly well that they are frauds. It is impossible to be dishonest and not stand condemned before the bar of conscience. lauded in the daily papers. in the midst of a storm. 194 . sought after by society. At the least murmur of disapproval of the "still. There is something wrong... would insist upon holding the needle to a certain point by force because he wanted to sail in that direction. No matter how slight the departure from truth or integrity. .
"to see in the average citizen the determination not to shrink back when temporarily beaten in life. as each will be now and then." said Theodore Roosevelt. you will be happy and successful. “I wish. if you have never tampered with your conscience. if you approve of your life. Perhaps the past has been a bitter disappointment to you. There must be the contentment. you may have the good opinion of the world or its contempt. The emergencies must be very exceptional. but to come up again and wrest triumph for defeat.If you keep your self-approval. You cannot be mentally. you may keep your friends or you may lose them. In looking it over you may feel that you have 195 . of wholeness. and if you can look yourself square in the face without wincing. There is a satisfaction. you will still be rich. in making an address in Washington. you may wear rich garments or cheap ones. which can never come from getting by the weak faculties. satisfaction. There is a healthful tonic which comes from the exercise of the strongest thing in you. of fitness of things. and physically healthy until your ambition is satisfied. if you have been honest and earnest and true. You may make a fortune or you may lose one. even though the world should brand you as a failure. the environment extremely rare." "To come up again and wrest triumph from defeat. you may live in a beautiful home or a cheap boardinghouse. which comes from the consciousness of being in one's place where all of the faculties pull -. no matter what other things you may lose." That is the secret of the success of every brave and noble life that ever was lived.not a few of the weaker ones. but. morally. a sense of completeness. you may ride in a fine automobile or you may walk. if you believe in yourself. which will justify you in trying to get a living where you hear the highest and best in you constantly reminding you that you are sacrificing them.
and that you have fallen too often even to attempt to get on your feet again. You may say that you have failed too often.been a failure. because your business has failed. with heart undaunted and face turned forward. and even you home may have been wrenched from you because you could not pay the mortgage on it. throw up your hands. or at best have been plodding along in mediocrity. Yet. that there is no use in trying. or because of other trouble impossible for you to avert. recorded in 196 . But if. chronicled in our newspapers. you will show that you are bigger than your loss. that it is impossible for you to succeed. You may have lost your business. The new year may present a very discouraging outlook to you. you refuse to give up or to lose faith in yourself. success is still possible. Time and again in the history of our daily lives. You are a pretty poor sort of person if you lose courage and fear to face the world just because you have made a mistake or a slip somewhere. if you scorn to beat a retreat. victory is awaiting you farther on the road. there is not much in you. Nonsense! There is no failure if your spirit is unconquered. and larger than any defeat. or because of sickness and consequent inability to work. A serious accident may have apparently robbed you of power. you may have lost friends and relatives who were very dear to you. greater than your cross. and acknowledge yourself worsted. in spite of any or all of these misfortunes. because your property has been swept away by some general disaster. This is the test of your maturity: how much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself? If you lie down now. if you refuse to be conquered. You may not have succeeded in the particular things you expected to do. No matter how late the hour or how many and repeated your failures.
even. You still are a king. courage. This is failure. while everything goes smoothly. While they are accumulating property and gaining friends and reputation their characters seem to be strong and well-balanced. This is your priceless pearl. 197 . Their self-confidence is swallowed up by a mere material loss. faith. your misfortunes.they are overwhelmed. even though she is so hemmed in that she has apparently no chance in the world." Some people get along beautifully for half a lifetime.. a panic. Let everything else go. if he has stamina and backbone. hope and power to try again . indeed. if you must but never lose your grip on yourself. Do not let your self-confidence go. heart. There is hope for an ignorant man who cannot write his name. and defeats will call them out and make you all the stronger. There is hope for a cripple who has courage. or a great crisis in which they lose their all . if you have grit and nerve in you. or exhibited before our eyes. rising up out of the stupor of discouragement. perhaps.biographies." said the Rev. and there is small hope for any one who falls to such a depth of despair. If you are made of the stuff that wins. "It is defeat. "that turns bone to flint and gristle to muscle and makes men invincible. we see men and women redeeming past failures. self-respect. character. but the moment trouble comes. there is hope for a woman who has nerve and grit. Cling to it with all your might. a failure in business. lose. dearer to you than your breath. and boldly turning face forward once more. but there is no hope for those who cannot or will not stand up after they fall.. They despair. losses. There can be no failure if you have not lost courage. Henry Ward Beecher. but lose heart when opposition strikes and they lay down their arms after defeat.everything. or self-confidence.
that person’s serene soul. In the midst of storms and trials to which a weak nature would succumb. a divine force." That is the secret of the success of every brave and noble life that ever was lived. what disappointments or failures come to him. No. It is the locked-up spiritual forces within us . "To come up again and wrest triumph from defeat. in supreme crises.inconvenient. There is a certain something in our nature.You should be so much greater than any material failure that can come to you that it would scarcely be mentioned in your biography. Like a great monarch of the forest amid the war of elements he or she stands unshaken through all changes and ravages of time. and calm confidence. the unconquerable will. there is no failure if you realize your power. which we cannot describe or explain. but not very important. if the grandest of God's creatures were ever at the mercy of the accidents which make and unmake fortunes. 198 . and never know when you are beaten. that stamp humanity with the divine seal. indeed. as a rule..that make us giants. there is no failure for the determined endeavor. It would be strange. He or she never loses equanimity. No matter what reverses. and that it would be regarded as a mere incident in your career . still assert themselves.. but lies deeper than any visible attribute. which does not seem to inhere in any of our ordinary faculties.. which rushes to our assistance in great emergencies.forces that we do not. If you use all the resources that the Divine Power has implanted within you cannot fail. In true maturity there is something that rises higher than worldly success or failure. a really great person rises superior to them. call to our aid in the ordinary experiences of life . so completely dominating all outward conditions that they have no power to harm.
Theodore Roosevelt. But if it is impossible to extricate yourself from such an iron environment. took up the rough life of a ranch-hand to build 199 . the next best thing to do is what the oyster does with the grain of sand which it cannot eject from its shell -. to work which you loathe.. plagued by asthma and physical weakness. and you cannot expect to grow as rapidly as when exercising your strongest faculty and expressing the best that is in you. it will take a tremendous will. or that our lives. without any possibility of averting it. a powerful.convert it into a pearl and make it as attractive and beautiful as possible. no matter how conscientiously or how hard you may try to do your best. is of itself a character . If you are yearning to answer the call which runs in your blood.a building force. There are tens of thousands of examples of those who have triumphed over all sorts of handicaps and disheartening surroundings. exploding all excuses of people who today claims that they have no chance. the best thing in you. No one with any sense would take stock in such an excuse. which you have no power to satisfy because you are chained by circumstances which you cannot control. perhaps. The constant exercising of grit and determination to make the best of an unfortunate situation which one cannot remedy. if you are not able to give expression to the strongest. The dread of the shock that we think will overwhelm us as we come nearer and nearer to it. iron constitution to make the best of such situation. will be wrecked. is something frightful.How many times we come to a crisis in life when some obstacle confronts us that we think will be a terrible calamity and will perhaps ruin us if we cannot avoid it! We fear that our ambition will be thwarted. History is replete with examples of men and women who overcame major handicaps and disappointments and did not lose hope.
He resolved not to remarry and to devote his life to a cause. literally gave up all the comforts of life. famed as "The Great Liberator. Years later. At age 19 he married a beautiful and accomplished daughter of a family of rank and embarked for America with the intention of caring for his estates. I would not have returned to Europe. his wife died of yellow fever. nor would I have had the experience or made the study of the world. I would not have been a general or a liberator. Bolivar led forces that liberated his own country of Venezuela and then its neighboring countries: Colombia. as many of the young men of his class." After visiting many countries. Peru. or mankind and things which has been of so much service to me during the course of my political career. hunter. Over the next several years. sacrificed their very families because they were inspired to keep working to develop the products they were inspired to invent. leader of his country. Ecuador and Bolivia. But shortly after he arrived. where the first sparks of rebellion against Spain were kindling the revolution. The death of my wife caused me to follow the chariot of Mars rather than the plow of Ceres. in Spain. He joined forces with the rebels and through his skill and inspiration became their leader." overcame a personal tragedy to lead the struggle of several South American countries from servitude to Spain. Simon Bolivar. he once again returned to Venezuela. I would not have had the ideas which I gained from my travels. perhaps my life would have been different.up his strength and went on to be a heroic soldier. Bolivar was born to a wealthy family in Venezuela and was educated. The death of his wife changed his life. 200 . Pallissey and Goodyear. he commented on this: "If it had not for my wife's death. woodsman and of course.
and at odd times worked at what I had always loved. they argued that I was not competent to carry out the work. I wrote for the papers and belonged to a prominent literary club. prospected. although I was given the first prize and the one hundred and fifty dollars accompanying it. for I was popular in the community. "I was forever whittling. until I became assistant manager. I went to Colorado. I said to myself. but had only half realized it. but I did not have dreams then of becoming a sculptor. Louis Sketch Club. When I told the proprietor that I had decided to be a 201 .One of America's great sculptors." he noted. Blair. I received the first prize. As a youth. mined. I went to California and at one time thought of shipping to China. I returned to St. "As a child. I told my friends that I would be a sculptor. but when the committee discovered that I was only a bill clerk in a store. Louis and still did not find a thing to do. I was driven from room to room. My second sketch admitted me to the St. at two thousand dollars a year. tells how he overcame discouragement to pursue his dream. They laughed and ridiculed me. “I was advanced in position in the store. I was becoming desperate. I had secured a position in a store. ' and I copied it. I wondered if I would ever succeed in anything. “Despite that. I saw a clay sketch. "At that time. and worked on a ranch. I thought I would become a literary man. Wellington Ruckstuhl. drifted into Arizona. Notices appeared in the papers about me. It was not until I was thirty-two years of age that I seriously thought of sculpting as a career. You see what genius has to contend with. 'I can do as well as that. F. I drifted from one position to another. I entered the competition for a statue of General Frank R. I was not even allowed to work in the attic. my father and mother put every obstacle in the way possible.
They have developed only a small percentage of their success possibilities." as Emerson says. he gazed at me in blank astonishment.” F. I knew it would be a struggle through poverty. But I was confident in myself. until I attained fame. 'Why. To do what I can. or ninety percent of my ability. "is somebody to make me do what I can.” Ruckstuhl's refusal to be discouraged was rewarded." Everywhere we see people who have reached middle life or later without being aroused. are you going to throw up the chance of a lifetime? I will give you five thousand dollars a year. which is half of the battle. that is my problem. twenty-five. When we meet these people we feel conscious 202 . "But I had found my life's work. young man.sculptor. He built up confidence in himself. he was commissioned to sculpt statues that now are situated in museums. "What I most need. They are still in a dormant state. but what I can do. and promote you to be manager if you will remain with me. In the following years. But I secured seven orders for busts at two hundred dollars each. not what a Napoleon or a Lincoln could do. Wellington Ruckstuhl went to Paris to study. public buildings and parks and in private homes throughout the world. The best thing in them lies so deep that it has never been awakened.whether I utilize ten. but had to return to America to earn some money so he could go back to Paris to continue his studies. It makes all the difference in the world to me whether I bring out the best thing in me or the worst -. to be done after my return from France. 'A sculptor?' he queried. He said: "My family and friends laughed at me and I was discouraged by everyone. incredulously. fifteen.
. It will make all the difference in the world to you whether you are with people who believe in. blasting your hopes. all unconsciously. and praise you or whether you are with those who are forever breaking your idols. and throwing cold water on your aspirations Everywhere we see people who have reached middle life or later without being aroused. and encouraged them. going to waste within them. all unconsciously.that something which touches the springs of one’s inner nature and flings open the doors of one’s great within. . as the fable runs. encourage. was one day playing alone in the forest while his mother slept.that they have a great deal of latent power that has never been exercised. by reading some inspiring. They are still in a dormant state. that sermon. going to waste within them. stimulating book. As the different objects attracted his attention. or by meeting some friend. The best thing in them lies so deep that it has never been awakened.who understood. believed in. A cub lion. that catastrophe -. that person. The most valuable thing which ever comes into a life is that experience. that book. revealing its hidden resources. as if from a long sleep. When we meet these people we feel conscious that they have a great deal of latent power that has never been exercised. that emergency.. Then they were suddenly aroused. Great possibilities of usefulness and of achievement are. that incident..someone with high ideals. the cub thought he 203 . Great possibilities of usefulness and of achievement are. that accident. by listening to a sermon or a lecture. I have known several people who never realized their possibilities until they reached middle life. They have developed only a small percentage of their success possibilities.
the awakened animal gave his foster mother a pathetic glance. hearing his pitiful cries. without a thought of what he was doing. he did not know what to do. The foster mother and her adopted cub lived very happily together. Before he realized it. which echoed through the hills. whose offspring had been taken from her. sharply outlined against the sky. Trembling with mingled fear. A new nature stirred in him. The lion's roar had touched a chord in his nature that had never before been touched. 204 . and a strange feeling that he had never before experienced surged through his being until he was all aquiver. paralyzed with fear. and adopted him. with a tremendous leap. he had wandered so far that he could not find his way back. she would detect a strange. started toward the lion on the hill. on the top of an opposite hill. But the moment this strange sound reached his ears. He shook his tawny mane and uttered a terrific roar. made friends with the lost cub. The sheep mother stood trembling. he answered the lion's call with a corresponding roar. New desires. too. Weary with his wanderings. Often.would explore a bit and see what the great world beyond his home was like. and instinctively. a strange new consciousness of power possessed him. when a sheep. far-off look in its eyes that she could not understand. the cub ran frantically in every direction calling piteously for his mother. but no mother responded. He was lost. and then. Very much frightened. The sheep became very fond of her foundling. the lion cub listened as though spellbound. which in a short while grew so large that at times she was almost afraid of it. surprise and bewilderment at the new powers aroused within him. It aroused a new force within him that he had never felt before. until one day a magnificent lion appeared.
a power that it would not have been possible for him to exert a minute before he had heard the lion's roar. instantly he became a new creature. trebled and quadrupled his conscious power. which would strike terror to the beasts of the jungle. Now he was amazed to see the dogs. He never imagined that there was within him a power. after such a startling discovery. Up to this he had gamboled around his sheep mother just as though he were a lamb developing into a sheep.The lost lion had found himself. This discovery doubled. The roar of the lion had not added anything to his strength. never dreaming he could do anything that his companions could not do. simply revealed to him the power he already possessed. could this young animal be satisfied to live a sheep's life. a lion's liberty. a lion's power. and by no possibility could he have exerted the strength of a lion. he had only a sheep's strength and a sheep's courage. had not put new power into him. Never again. and other animals. As long as this lion thought he was a sheep. with no rivals save the tiger and the panther. it had merely aroused in him what was already there. the jungle thereafter for him. flee from him. He simply thought of a dog and tremble at the howl of a wolf. he was as timid and retiring as a sheep. A lion's life. he would have continued living the life of a sheep and perhaps would never have known that there was lion in him. If such a thing had been suggested to him he would have said. 205 ." But when the lion was aroused in him. "How could I exert the strength of a lion? I am only a sheep. or that he had any more strength than the ordinary sheep. which had aroused the sleeping lion within him. I cannot do what they cannot do. king of the forest. which formerly had so terrified him. But for the roar of the lion on the distant hill. and just like other sheep. the wolves.
When you becomes conscious that the truth of your being is God. weak. after it had once discovered that is was a lion would never again be satisfied to live the life of a sheep.There is in every normal human being a sleeping lion. with the Infinite. that there was no special future for them. hesitating or fearful. 206 . Just as the young lion. After you once discovered that you have been living but a half-life. struggle up and on to higher and ever higher planes. in vital union. never again be content with low-flying ideals. you will feel the thrill of divine force surging through every atom of your being. You feel omnipotent power pulsating through your very being. Many poor children have grown up in the slums believing that they were like all the other children in the neighborhood. We will look up. with a cheap success. you feel the omnipotent arm sustaining and upholding you. when we discover that we are more than mere clay. and you know that your mission on earth is divinely planned and divinely protected. when we are last become conscious that we are more than average. It is just a question of arousing it. stirring the depths of our being. and never be quite the same again. the other half will haunt you until you release it. we shall never again be satisfied to live the life of common clods of earth. and you never again will be content to live a half-life. that we have divinity within us. a power which we never before dreamed we possessed. You become serenely conscious that you are in close touch. You can never again be timid. We shall feel a new sense of power welling up within us. just a question of something happening that will awaken us. and arouse the sleeping power within us. ever after we will aspire. that you are indissolubly connected with omnipotent power. and you can never doubt your divinity or your possibilities again.
and they unhesitatingly answers the call. 207 . I am just an ordinary. the successful executive. If at that time any one had given a picture of him as he became. in the office clerk today. and yet the possibility is there. There are men and women who have won distinction in every field who would not believe that there was such a possibility for them until they had actually proved it. something which makes a tremendous call upon the great within of themselves. Many a future executive.nothing distinctive. Something has touched them. hamburger flipper or clerk in a store. Schwab was a young man. This is the picture of a giant. but something unexpectedly happens. and they are suddenly surprised to discover that they are different altogether from those about them. something in them has been aroused. I am not giant. or genius. he would have ridiculed the idea. The future great general. something which shows them that they have a tremendous latent power which he did not before know that they possessed. and are never again satisfied with their old nature or content with their old environment. They go out into the great world. hard-working man. He would have said." There are plenty of young men and young women in our great industrial institutions today who could not be made to believe that perhaps in a single year they will be filling positions of great responsibility and power. some emergency. nothing out of the dead level of their monotonous environment. is slumbering in the soldier in the ranks. some catastrophe. you could never have persuaded him that he was the person later years have proved him to be. "Such a thing is absurd. I am not such a man. When Charles M. many a manager is today filling the humble position of bank messenger.
why don't you get at it why don't you call it out. You are more foolish because you have immortal capital lying idle. Why don't you use it. your instinct. you would not think of leaving a lot of idle capital in the bank. your ambition tell you that there is a much more in you than you have every found or used. Why don't you use it? Why do you hitch along in this little one-horse way all your life on a little capital when you have so much unused capital. uninvested. You would declare such people foolish. why 208 . You cannot afford to carry this enormous asset to your grave unused. not the person you have become. and the stimulus.Every discovery of new powers. drawing no interest. As a business executive. unused resources. It is the person you are capable of making. the tonic of advancement. to new endeavor. these great. have suddenly been promoted. stimulates you tremendously to new efforts. Why not plan to bring out this enormous residue. pay their notes. with seemingly ordinary ability. so much reserve assets? Why not use them? Try to bring out your potential. Your intuition. that is most important to you. Why do you not use your capital? This is what you would ask business executives who were worried all the time because they thought they could not meet their obligations. unused. You instinctively feel it. this locked-up ability that has never come out of you? You know it is there. Do you realize that this is exactly what you are doing with yourself? You have assets within you infinitely more valuable than money capital. the new hope of further success that has prodded them has often added twenty-five per cent to their ability by uncovering new and undreamed of resources. We have all seen instances where ordinary workers. when they had a large amount of idle capital in the bank. new assets in yourself.
to hold up their heads. Such a life puts a film on the ideals. The world needs great inspirers more than it needs great engineers. sensual life. immortal plan foreshadowed in your nature. low. you will never be content until you uncovers the rest of the pattern. physicians. clergymen or statesmen. when his inheritance of strength. he turned his back forever on the old life. it would be impossible that you should ever again be satisfied with the half life you had been living. and dims the spiritual vision. to be a little more earnest. with the half-life he had been living. The world has a right to expect those who have even partly discovered themselves. of terrific power. vast possibilities which had never before been called out. there was no more sheepfold for him. to set a little better example in general than those who have not yet tasted of their hidden power. to live on a higher plane. who have become conscious of their divine origin. the great open world.don't you stir it up? Why don't you get the spark to this giant powder within you and explode it? When you have once discovered or uncovered a bit of your divine pattern. Once proven you have beyond question that you have great latent power. the jungle. When the consciousness of his true nature touched the lion cub. was revealed to him. Your 209 . Never again could he return to the sheepfold. Freedom. and the forest for him. great financiers or great merchants. and no one can do this by living a coarse. his power over all the things that had so terrified him in the past. when enough light is thrown upon it to enable you to see the divine. to do their work a little better. lawyers. It needs the Lincolns more than it needs railroad magnates. never again could he be satisfied with his sheep nature. From the moment he realized he was a lion. for he felt his kingship.
great singers in concerts. and remains quite ignorant of her latent possibilities until she goes to the city. never had been thrown in a musical atmosphere. but she has always lived back in the country. For instance. 210 . There she hears famous musicians. something that they never really knew they possessed until then. Our ideals are constantly being broadened and elevated by similar experiences. and her plans for her career are instantly changed. lesser self had lived. which henceforth is to govern her life. A young woman perhaps has slumbering in her nature great pent-up artistic or musical powers. until that something happened which has revealed the lion in you. a new passion is aroused which sweeps away her farm ideals. great lovers of music after listening to a wonderful voice. on a farm. in opera. and a new avenue is opened up in her nature. Then you discovered that you were not the tame. Sometimes a great play will produce a similar effect upon people. timid sheep that you had always thought you were. You perhaps were reared under conditions that have kept you ignorant of your own possibilities until something has happened to throw a new light upon your real nature. or going to an opera. She never has heard music of any account outside her little church choir.whole newly discovered nature would revolt against a return to the lower plane on which your weaker. She has discovered a new force in herself. where she never had come in contact with musical or artistic people. They leave the theater feeling conscious of decided enlargement by the unlocking of latent forces within them. Seek every possible experience that seems to open up your nature and release new force. feel something inside of them released.
If you would get at your hidden resources. stimulate your growth and you power. no matter how may successive discoveries we make in ourselves. And these seem inexhaustible.Here is another youth whose whole idea before he started for college was to go into his father's business. by the constant study of people and things. for. and then they resume their journey. 211 . We pass into the small end at birth. as they grow larger. who are trying to make the most of their lives. you must be continually improving yourself somewhere. and the inspiration of the college professors pushed his horizon of ignorance a little farther and farther away. One of the great advantages of education and wide experience is that these help us to uncover more and more of our hidden powers. impedimenta that hamper them. They only stop off at way stations to unpack a few things that they no longer need. new forces were opened up and he made discoveries in his nature which completely change his life aim. the broadening of your mental and spiritual outlook. but as he advanced in his studies. Our horizon keeps ever pushing towards the Infinite. and ideal-awakening environment. broader and more efficient. the getting away from self and the enlarging of your sphere of service and helpfulness. because their goal is always receding. This is the way all along the life path. They do not take sufficient pains to get in an ambition-arousing. and there seems no limit to our possible growth. there apparently is no diminution of the remainder. and the farther we go the larger and larger grows the funnel. never stop growing. They are always on the road. human life seems to be a sort of a funnel. Many people go through life without having their nature opened up to any great extent because they do not seek the occasions for growth. In fact. Men and women. increasing your intelligence by closer and keener observation.
Life becomes a perpetual progress. people who believe in. I have known other people who never realized their possibilities until they reached middle life. and encouraged them. We become greater in proportion as we learn to know ourselves and our faculties The more highly we cultivate all our faculties. believed in.Think of the secret chambers of possibilities that were unlocked in multitude of people by great leaders like Lincoln. I know of no other means of self-discovery so potent as an inspiring book. and it is a great thing to keep such books near you. There are thousands of people living today who are grander men and women. Listening to a great orator often stirs us to the very centers of our being. better husbands and wives. the wider grows our vision. better statesmen because of the example of Abraham Lincoln. better physicians.someone with high ideals --who understood. because ideals become dim if we do not constantly stimulate them by the right mental food. the more of our hidden selves we discover. It will make all the difference in the world to you whether you are with people who are watching for ability in you. the more deeply we draw upon our resources. encourage. new powers and determination in many a soul who up to that time and been asleep so far as knowing and utilizing their inner powers were concerned. Perhaps you have had this experience in listening to some great preacher or lecturer who seemed to open up a realms in you nature which otherwise might have remained forever hidden. by reading some inspiring. as if from a long sleep. by listening to a sermon or a lecture. and 212 . stimulating book. and awakens new impulses. better lawyers. Then they were suddenly aroused. or by meeting some friend -.
If you lack energy. encouraging environment. if you are naturally lazy. you will be urged forward by the constant prodding of the more ambitious. because their ambition was never aroused. Whatever you do in life. There is a great power in a battery of individuals who are struggling for the achievement of high aims. Stick to those who are trying to do something and to be somebody in the world -. Keep close to the people who understand you. discouraging. Keep close to those who are earnest. or because they were not strong enough to rally under depressing. 213 . You will catch the spirit that dominates in your environment. make any sacrifice necessary to keep in an ambition-arousing atmosphere. If you interview the great army of failures. and throwing cold water on your aspirations. blasting your hopes. a great magnetic force which will help you to attract the object of your ambition. Most of the people we find in prisons and on welfare are pitiable examples of the influence of an environment that appealed to the worst instead of to the best in them. This may make all the difference to you between a grand success and a mediocre existence. or vicious surroundings. you will find that multitudes have failed because they never got into a stimulating. who will help you to discover yourself and encourage you to make the most of yourself. an environment that will stimulate you to selfdevelopment.praise you. The success of those about you who are trying to climb upward will encourage and stimulate you to struggle harder if you have not done quite so well yourself. It is very stimulating to be with people whose aspirations run parallel with your own. indolent. or inclined to take it easy. who believe in you. Ambition is contagious. or whether you are with those who are forever breaking your idols.people of high aims and lofty ambition.
if you refuse to be conquered. Yet. and backbone -. Such people may have a lot of native ability. Do not let your manhood or womanhood self-confidence go. victory is awaiting you farther on the road. always asking advice. or at best have been plodding along in mediocrity. "is somebody to make me do what I can. but they lack something. Let everything else go. in spite of any misfortunes. People. no matter how trifling the deception or untruthfulness (if any deception or untruthfulness can be considered slight). you will not reach the harbor you seek. To do what I can." as Emerson says. Independence. No matter how slight the departure from truth or integrity. self-reliance. if you must but never lose your grip on yourself. It is leadership that in demand. Cling to it with all your might. may be well educated. that is my problem." That is the secret of the success of every brave and noble life that ever was lived. "What I most need. Perhaps the past has been a bitter disappointment to you.these are the qualities that win. if you persist in such a course. This is your priceless pearl. dearer to you than your breath. They are invariably followers. It is impossible to be dishonest and not stand condemned before the bar of conscience. you have been tampering with the needle and. who are always deferring to others. In looking it over you may feel that you have been a failure. trailers. not what a Napoleon or a Lincoln could 214 . To keep your self-approval you must be honest. "To come up again and wrest triumph from defeat. but they are not needed anywhere. They lack the power of selfpropulsion. never amount to much. which cripples their advance.In A Nutshell It is infinitely better to make mistakes than never act on your own judgment.
" The more highly we cultivate all our faculties. The success of those about you who are trying to climb upward will encourage and stimulate you to struggle harder if you have not done quite so well yourself. these great-unused resources. an environment that will stimulate you to self-development. fifteen.whether I utilize ten. why don't you stir it up? Why don't you get the spark to this giant powder within you and explode it? We become greater in proportion as he we learns to know himself ourselves and his our faculties. It makes all the difference in the world to me whether I bring out the best thing in me or the worst -. or ninety percent of my ability." Try to bring out your potential. why don't you get at it why don't you call it out. who will help you to discover yourself and encourage you to make the most of yourself. but what I can do. Stick to those who are trying to do something and to be somebody in the world. 215 . You will catch the spirit that dominates in your environment. Whatever you do in life.people of high aims and lofty ambition. the more of our hidden selves we discover. your ambition tell you that there is a much more in you than you have every found or used. and the wider our vision grows. Why not plan to bring out this enormous residue. Life becomes a perpetual progress. Ambition is contagious. Keep close to the people who understand you. .. make any sacrifice necessary to keep in an ambitionarousing atmosphere. Why don't you use it. your instinct.do. You instinctively feel it. this locked-up ability that has never come out of you? You know it is there. twenty-five. Your intuition. the more deeply we draw upon our resources. who believe in you.
there is no way one can achieve an enriched life. that no accident on land or sea. the providing and sustaining power. that eternal God.Chapter 9 – Getting Results from P r a y e r A happy. fear departs. No matter what religion one professes. we multiply our chances of success. contented. We will learn that by making God our partner in our lives and all of our enterprises. no disease or discord. of absolute security. which has a sense of absolute security and unquestioned faith the Great Creator. We will learn how by prayer we can reach the Eternal one and 216 . when we know that nothing can wrench us out of our orbit. can separate us from our union with that great power. In this chapter we will discuss how faith in God sustains us when things go bad and inspires us when we are at our most productive. that nothing can mar our real achievement. of equilibrium in the life. uncertainty and anxiety leaves us. or uneasiness. A sense of uncertainty. and feel an unwavering faith that we are a part of the great Mind that creates and governs all things. symmetrical mind. the belief that there is a higher power that has created us and still guides us is essential to a well-integrated life. a lack of poise. When we know that nothing can cheat us out of our birthright. that every germ of goodness. is fatal to a happy life. Without the faith in that higher power. We must be rooted in the truth of being. and all the faculties work in harmony. Once having this security. successful life must flow from a well-balanced. we can serenely accomplish the highest that lies in our power. that every right step must lead to ultimate triumph. that every right act. will ultimately struggle into flower and fruitage. There is a sense of certainty.
the material. refreshed and rejuvenated. and that our ultimate purpose cannot conflict with its ultimate purpose. and will bring us infinitely closer to this unity. When we realize that we are divine. no longer be satisfied with the superficial. and the best way to find it is to trust this great power. There is an instinct within us that tells us that we are inseparable from the one great Mind that we are one with it. We feel that there is a certainty somewhere. because we are conscious that we a part of the eternal verity. We will be centered in the everlasting truth. once feels the thrill of the infinite pulse. we shall no longer doubt. when we once feel the thrill of the great force which comes from the heart of truth. gives a sense of security and peace. When the soul once tastes its native food. that we were created in its image. nothing can throw us off our physical or mental balance. the temporary. it no longer is content to grovel. could we but find it. that we have 217 . that fear. or worry. He will imbue us with His spirit and his beneficence. of being. The feeling that we are in touch with the power that made and upholds the universe. entrenched there in infinite power from the taint of fear.although God will not speak directly to us as He did in biblical times. that nothing can wrench us from this divine presence. There is something in our very consciousness that tells us that we are not mere products of chance. When we awaken in the morning. when we see that we are a part of the everlasting principle that is the very essence of reality. We instinctively feel that there must be a unity to all things. a reflection of it. Implicit faith will do more for us than reasoning. we feels that we have been in touch with the divinity that created us. or anxiety. or accident. When we once touch the power. anxiety. no longer hesitate. and uncertainty are not a necessary part of life.
We will not in the least be disturbed by anything that may happen. our mental poise. We will never attain our highest power until we learns that our principle is as indestructible. to be made over. nor will our peace be disturbed in the least by the vexatious happenings which trouble those who have not risen to their dominion. Prayer is the method we use to realize the desires of our heart. Suppose all the mathematical books in the world were destroyed by fire. and comes from a perfect trust in the all-controlling force of the universe. that we have been created anew. His highest creation is not placed at the mercy of chance accident. that we are made to dominate and not to be dominated. is one of the last lessons of culture. poise of mind. as impossible of harm. wrote: "Prayer is the heart’s sincere desire. two and two would still make four.through the presence and power of God within us. The poet. and infinite life.. The moment we realizes that we are a part of a great cause. and God will draw near to you. as the laws of mathematics. we will rise to meet every situation in a masterly instead of in a cringing manner. James Montgomery. to quench our thirst at the great fountain-head of life.. we will maintain our equanimity." "Draw near to God. we will not be thrown from our base.when no one but God is near. and hence when we are tired and weary and sad. Serenity of spirit. When we comes to the full realization of our divinity. through all sorts of disaster without a tremor. The principle itself would not be in the least affected. The Creator has not made a mistake. how we long to get back to our divine presence." 218 .passed the borderland of sense and have come into the presence of an infinite power. or who have not yet learned the secret of power.
" give birth". for he heareth: Closer is he than breathing. said: "More Things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.to bring forth.and is willing to heal and to inform and to supply. apprehended and applied the powers that have been given unto men and women. "Lord.The Lord God. Third is Adoration: Acknowledgement that there is a Higher Presence and Power-. thou." That unnamed disciple uttered the aspiration of everyone-for true prayers is the realization of desire through the action of law of good. classically. which knows and cares -. we read that the disciples observed Jesus praying and when he finished." In the concept and evolvement of prayer generally. it is accepted that there are four kinds of prayer: The first is Petition or supplication.who understood." In the Bible. As James Montgomery wrote. We acknowledge we're dependent on Higher Power.we're fallible and can make or have the ability to make mistakes and errors.to an improved and more fulfilling way of life. one of them said. theologically. poet & mystic. Teach us to pray. To recognize and face our needs." Tennyson again: "Speak to him. a master who recognized and appropriated more of Divinity within everyone. Nearer than your hands and your feet. Second is Confession: To acknowledge that we are less than perfect-. Fourth is Thanksgiving. Almighty over all.praise of higher powers in the sense that it is above and beyond the knowing of our intellect. " Undoubtedly at that time. The request was directed toward a Master of spiritual and psychological principles and truths.Alfred Lord Tennyson.to recognize we require more than intellect alone in able to supply and provide. Prayer of Thanksgiving involves the heart 219 .
and a practical pattern of prayer which includes and incorporates the four 220 .The presence of God known is a mystery. teach us to pray.the Teachers of wisdom. Over the millennia there was and is still occurring. the attempt to appease the gods became formalized and ritualized -. As untold centuries passed. we experience that which cannot be explained. Jesus presented a formula.it is the highest form of prayer. Grateful but always secures our nearness to praise and love of God. and present comprehension of our relationship to Truth.and soul as well -. "Lord. The long transition between mediated prayer and as a ritual and prayer as a personally and mystical experience has been accomplished through the dedication of enlightened and illuminated mystics. The purpose of prayer is to aid and assist us in our remembering. The strength and purpose of the peace that possess understanding -. As our awareness and recognition increases. care and guidance of the Healing Presence. There were their gods. an increasing emphasis upon religion as our personal." In responding to request and the plea of his disciples. tribal or community leader: someone considered to posses a superior knowledge of or special relationship with "powers that be. near.a dichotomy of minds heart. then it is possible to realize our oneness and unity with the present (to experience the At-one-ment) with the love. The primary purpose in this life is to remember.offered usually through an intermediary: a priest. For some." Such practices are still prevalent and continue to contribute to source of reparation -. humankind's prayers were directed to the forces and influences on nature -.removed and distant from the individual. and to become all that we are intended to be. individual.
biblically recited by Jesus. prayer to thy Father which is in secret. and the glory forever. enter into thy closet." Many. 221 . and enables every man.like them: for your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask Him. use not vain repetitions. Popularly known as: The Lord's Prayer." But when you pray. Give us this day our daily bread. it is truly a universal prayer that meets the needs of people of all religious faiths. your heavenly Father will also forgive you:".methods or stages of prayer: a pattern or template which is eternally valid. And lead us not into temptation.If you forgive not their trespasses neither will your Father forgive you. but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom. Be not.. And the vitally important afterward: the addendum. And forgive as our debts.Probably most. as it is in heaven. which art in heaven Hallowed be thy name. as we forgive our debtors.and it is recited in the majority of Christian places of worship." It also is referred to as " The Great Prayer. Thy kingdom come thy will be done in earth.men and women raised and educated in Christian Tradition memorized this great prayer very early in life. it is the epitome of the prayer for petition. and the power. in this place: now. Although it is a Christian prayer. "If ye forgive men their trespasses. women and child as face of the earth. The Bible advises: " When thou prayest.. and remains pertinent for each one of us here. After this manner therefore pray: Our Father. Amen. and thy Father which seeth is secret shall reward thee openly. at this moment.. for it lifts up. It releases and brings into expression the potential greatness with in everyone. inspires. and when thou hast shut thy doors. Read literally. as the heathens do: for they think that they shall be heard from much speaking..
" At any given moment." James Montgomery.I like the comment of an inspired and exceptionally knowledgeable lady.a guide to a more rewarding and fulfilling life. ourselves and others. environment." This is true of every Bible of the world. adjust or alter 222 . It is a subjective revelation: a revealing of eternal Truths. "According to these is it done unto us. or life. pray to thy father in secret. enter into they closet and where thou has shut the door. called the Bible a "Spiritual and psychological text book. and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. who devoted his career and ministry to interpretation of scripture. most when interpreted symbolically. Corinne Heline: "The Bible yields something. The purpose of prayer is to change and alter our view of life. With due respect to any and all forms of worship -. according to which "all things come." A metaphysical Truism is that that every change in our circumstances. our environment is a perfect reflection of our consciousness. Calamaro wrote.and it cannot productively be considered with out the introductory direction: "When thou prayest. What is it that prompts us to pray? Something in our personal world needs changing and improvement.and specifically of the Lord's Prayer.what additional treasures are to be discovered? The Lord's Prayer is a metaphysical guide to feelings.to achieve a change in consciousness. when taken literally. opinions. a formula for mental action. where necessary. "The Bible requires interpretation: it is not a book of facts. when understood allegorically. The purpose of prayer is not to change." Dr Emmanuel D." The purpose of prayer is to expand the mind -. and concepts of God. attitudes. more. is and must be preceded by changes in consciousness: Our beliefs. It tells us what definite steps to follow.
people. undifferentiated mind.even though it is our Life Our five senses are aware only of the outer." "Mansion" and "dimension" are identical in meaning. I am often asked "I have this very difficult and perplexing problem-. Mind is our perfectly creative agent. enthusiasm. there can be no change for the better. We pray to rise to a higher dimension of consciousness. conditions. Spirit of Scriptures. consciousness: the Spirit of God with in. The purpose of prayer is to achieve a constructed change and improvement in consciousness. 223 . anxiety to courage and confidence. We cannot see it-. there will its power be demonstrated and made manifest. feeling: Secret place with in where we assume the mood and feeling of the answered prayer.to create something into -. another "Mansion of the Fathers house. manifested world and the problems that trouble us.where we meet and talk with God. where we are alone and in contact and communication with the Father. To rise to a higher dimension of mind. In counseling with men and women. things. which we cannot see.God: The reality. or to beg for some kind of improvement. Prayer affects a psychological and emotional change -. So long as our mind is centered on and totally aware of the problem.I'll lose my home if I cant pay my mortgage by next Friday? How can possibly not be full of fear? This is why the bible bids us to "go into our closet and shut the door.from fear. To go into closet or secret place is to take our attention from the evidence of five senses and enter the realm of pure feeling with in ourselves: The places of formless life. and wherever it is focused. Mind is most important servant of spirit.rather than out of existence. lack." It is the Secret place of the most High-.our inner sanctuary. Go with in to Secret Place of Most High -.spirit means animation. except by feeling.
literally we're authors -." every possible contingency of which we can conceive is awaiting our attention. wonderful and knowledgeable as they can be and are. so are my ways higher than your ways.)" My ways are higher than your ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth.every one of us.How would we feel." “The father” describes not a person. What the Father sees in our secret place. willing to come forth.. but life-vitality and energy.if we don't like what we have inscribed we have authority to write again or rewrite. were our prayers fulfilled -.directed by mind not less of repeated words or ritual.this moment -. who is intelligent and creative. creates nothing: "Father within doeth the works.. Symbolically. does all 224 .. "Alter this manner Therefore pray: "Our Father. Our minds. We have conditioned our minds and hearts. Which are in heaven.here in this place? We experience a spontaneous lifting up." Our mind is a tool.. Only after the advice and necessity of entering our inner mind did Jesus set forth the prayer. In infinite mind (intelligence) which mystics named "Divine.a pen with which we write in our book of life." In your "secret closet" right now is all that is necessary and required. It is the effect of our will and imagination constructively directed-and we can become so "lost" to five sense evidence that our attention literally is removed from the difficulty. This is the change in consciousness and it cannot be seen or described. metaphorically. (Our minds enable us to touch and awaken the Father with in and the Father. only felt. to which we direct our minds. we experience openly in our environment. Prayers are answered because of our awareness and feeling. Only then do we read the phrase. a "rising" of our spirits and we shouldn't and needn't separate this from spirit of God within.My ways are past finding out.
Nothing is undifferentiated. we reach an appreciation of the wholeness or Unity of all -. that "Hallowed be they name. The inner place -. in our personal world.within the sanctuary of our mind. we're "brothers and sisters"We -. make holy -. so it is on earth. What do I say I am? To hallow is to sanctify. our concerns. formed state. We have recognized. In this sense.I AM.as in the heaven of our mind. Likewise.create an argument or conflict. " I know there is an answer. 225 . We may find that appearances -. a new earth.sense and evidence -. the nothing begins to come forth as answer—It is something greater than we can imagine. Life assumes the form. Earth is a manifest.we discover a new heaven.of life waiting to manifest -.coming forth from the heaven of our minds. This knowledge of the Father as the power to create within in our minds and hearts is the most wonderful wisdom we can possess." Heaven is the rarefied state. or the other. For a period. The ‘Our’ from this undefined and unconditioned Nothing and comes forth as something in shape and form we decreed by our mind and emotions. shape and quality of our thoughts and feelings. Once we accept that all is with in infinite (Divine Mind) unconditional and conditioned. Here. will probably be: but I AM -. the instant we state.not I might be.now and here. the prayer has located the Father: "which is in heaven. the essence of creative power." In the book of Exodus the name of God is given as I AM -. Mind is the medium between these two -. too. could have been. The minute we state "I am troubled" the formless nothing responds by coming forth and manifests as something. according to our conception.closet--.that is necessary to manifest. "Magic of Faith" -.Our Father is our capacity to conceive that I am this.is one meaning of heaven. that.
It is our conviction that even though we cannot see or observe it. not the petition of a beggar. and remember. The Kingdom of God is not an ideal Utopia. and is willing to answer and manifest through you all attributes. Remember and be reminded a thousand times a day that the creative presence and power – “Father” -. "The kingdom is at hand. It can only be felt within. Our ideal is assuming shape. "All that I have is thine. and characteristics of personality." The Lord's Prayer is the prayer of a king." "Live. "Thy will is being done on earth." Live in the feeling and attitude: "God knows. Bequeathed from Father to son: "All power is given to the son. Hallowing thy name keeps our mental state whole and intact. The mind. and substance: Our earth is as it is in heaven.equally strongly in facts which contradict. form." We must assume our sovereignty – that is our controlled and directed facilities -. We know. have your being" in this an awareness and the name is hallowed and you will find a sense of peace filling your mind and heart that passes all understanding. It cannot be described by more words. sees."with all our heart" in our ideal -. as it is in heaven.knows all. presence and power within.focused on our ideal. it is as magnificent and highly evolved today as it was when preached on the mountainside 2000 years ago. which will take place in an indeterminate future. cares and is now creating and bringing forth the answer and it is far superior to any that I can possibly know. Maintain. and feel in our heart of hearts "Thy kingdom come." We are “the son” -. understands. The power and glory of God becomes the experience of all men and women. move.we believe strongly -. believe. at peace and rest. even though we may not yet see it with our senses is another meaning of Heaven. It is the prayer of the lordly consciousness now.heirs to the inner kingdom. 226 .
not God.old habits. nourishment for the soul. We require bread of the Spirit. and fulfillment of our needs. We are not angry. which have served their time no longer serve us.Our Father knows our needs before and better than we.acting in ignorance of mental. Everyone has experienced slights. The “daily bread” of the prayer represents supply.. or bitter towards them. There are those who are mentally or emotionally impaired -. and these new patterns are "done on earth. The majority of people are acting and re-acting from their own wounds. Whenever we are tempted to revert to old habits of fear. We are moved to compassion when we meet one who is physically impaired. God does not tempt us. accepting that our Father can grant only that of which you are aware -. and beauty and ways of pleasantries on path of peace: joy. Prayer is to accomplish a new habitual consciousness. not to change only the physical. cooperation and amiability.actually. Eat the bread of heaven.interest to forgive: give up anger 227 . it is enlightened self.. Bread in scripture represents far more than physical provision. it is habit that has tempted us. Forgive ourselves and everyone else: give ourselves an entirely new habitual pattern. and dishonesty. Debts and habits come from the same roots -. Responsibility is knowing. We do not live by physical bread alone. resentful. doubt. and impatience. spite. goodwill. except as an erroneous idea in mind. sustenance. hurt. courage. Psychic wounds can and must be forgiven: to feast mentally on anger." We're forgiven our debts. mistreatment assures they'll be done again on earth. We need to partake of ideas of goodness. impatient. There is no such God. spiritual laws.
We must be rooted in the truth of being. our Father can -. or uneasiness. Go in to Secret Place of Most High -. When we forgive. Mind is most important servant of spirit. a lack of poise.and does -. except by feeling.even though it is our Life Our five senses are aware only of the outer. manifested world and the problems that trouble us. "For thine is kingdom. The power is in the spirit of God. and feel an unwavering faith that we are a part of the great Mind that creates and governs all things.. environment. Prayer is the method we use to realize the desires of our heart.and take peace (remorse) The addendum to the great prayer in vitally important. To go into closet or secret place is to take our attention from the evidence of five senses and enter the realm of pure feeling with in 228 . which we cannot see.God: The reality.to achieve a change in consciousness.through the presence and power of God within us. is and must be preceded by changes in consciousness: So long as our mind is centered on and totally aware of the problem. We cannot see it." We can do nothing of ourselves. consciousness: the Spirit of God with in. In A Nutshell A sense of uncertainty. according to which "all things come. there can be no change for the better. and the power and the glory for ever.forgive. but choose the good. of equilibrium in the life. is fatal to a happy life. The purpose of prayer is to expand the mind -. The purpose of prayer is to aid and assist us in our remembering. ultimately. and to become all that we are intended to be." A metaphysical Truism is that that every change in our circumstances.
Everyone has experienced slights. have your being" in this an awareness and the name is hallowed and you will find a sense of peace filling your mind and heart. 229 ." "Live. hurt. It is in this secret place where we assume the mood and feeling of the answered prayer. spite. and dishonesty.ourselves: The places of formless life. Forgive ourselves and everyone else: give ourselves an entirely new habitual pattern. mistreatment assures they'll be done again on earth. undifferentiated mind. cares and is now creating and bringing forth the answer and it is far superior to any that I can possibly know. move. Live in the feeling and attitude: "God knows. Psychic wounds can and must be forgiven: to feast mentally on anger.
" Feeling is interest.Chapter 10 . and mode of expression. and peace of mind are largely determined by your awareness of the power of thought. When you think along these lines. it has its own mathematics. Your thought is a definite force. or you hear a lecture. whatsoever things are honest. and forever. not merely as yours. you are truly thinking. Then you will make your prayers effective. anything at all that you read or hear that does not conform to that spiritual standard or yardstick is false and should be rejected. so is he. To think. You don't give the seed vitality. That's the spiritual yardstick. whatsoever things are lovely. That's called "feeling. When you think the thought.” Have a healthy regard and wholesome respect for your thoughts. Think on whatsoever things are true. The plant is in the seed. whatsoever things are of good report. and you will be free from strain and anxiety. “As a man thinketh in his heart. the oak is in the acorn. You are thinking then from the standpoint of eternal verities. It is the same yesterday. think on these things. if there be any praise. whatsoever things are just. and if there be any virtue. the thought is the power. You do not give it power. Your health. mechanics. When you are interested to know that thoughts are things. If you read anything in a book or a play. Know this. Likewise. When the hypnotist puts his finger on a subject’s neck 230 . with confidence in the power of your thought is the action of God in you. success. today. the truths of God that never change. you are actually releasing its latent power into action.How to Think with Authority You are what you think all day long. whatsoever things are pure. You must definitely believe in your own thought. happiness. but as a power in its own right. You have heard it said that thoughts are things and that thoughts execute themselves.
knowing that the seed grows after its kind. the solution pops up -. So.and says. Sometimes when they awaken in the morning or while eating breakfast. thinking is fishing the answer from the deeper mind. They still the conscious mind and call upon the subconscious to provide an answer. Sometimes good detectives will study one case. meditate on it.a vision of the night. for most people do not think. the authority of your thought. you can think with interest. This is the way to get results. That is not thinking. It may come in a vision or a dream. or grandfather. you see the power of your own thought made manifest in the body of a person. "This is a red hot poker" you see a real blister formed in front of your eyes. and who participated in it. sometimes. and wonder where those who participated in the crime are. They think the thoughts of a politician. Sometimes it comes as a formula you are a chemist. They do not understand what thought is. with feeling. They read a newspaper and then they begin to 231 . like Einstein. or grandmother. Most people think with others' ideas. their habitat. they dwell upon the solution. Therefore. or a columnist. Before falling asleep at night. They haven't a thought in their head. his concept of the creation of the universe came as a flash when he was sound asleep. and all about it. sometimes you see it in a dream -. and there they find the criminals. with confidence. Move onward and upward by recognizing the supremacy of the spiritual power. What they call thinking is reacting to environment. It does not mean the kind of thought processes goes by that name in the world. To think with confidence in the power of your thought is the action of God in you. thinking with understanding. Sometimes the answer comes in a dream. that's thinking in the heart. They know the subconscious mind knows where they are.the exact spot to go to.
a sun. It answers you. and if you think you are going to fail." Realize that Infinite Intelligence within you knows the answer to any problem under the sun. because its nature is responsiveness. If there is any fear. then the Almighty Power backs you up and compels you to be a success. Talk about poliomyelitis and mothers get panic stricken. Furthermore. In other words. If you have the idea of success. people react. worry. Then and only then you are thinking. When you speak of earthquakes or hurricanes. Even though you may fail three or four times in some undertaking. The Infinite is always successful whether it makes a star. And you will recognize the answer. You believe in a principle of success. or anxiety. and you respond accordingly because you don’t know who you are or where you are going. That's thinking. Therefore. you are not thinking. You are thinking when you wrestle with two opposites and reason to a divine conclusion and say. If you talk about pain in an office. That is not thinking. and as you call upon It. or a tree. Of course. These are stepping-stones to your success. In true thinking. and then others react. perhaps in a dream or a sudden flash in your mind. fear is contagious and spreads. you know that your subconscious will respond and give you the answer. 232 . It affects your surface mind. because you are thinking from the standpoint of the principles of life. There is no principle of failure. there is a principle of success. there is a principle of success in the universe.think along that line. your triumph. a moon. there is no fear. you think that you are thinking. people react. When you’re afraid. Some people talk disease. they are subject to every wind that blows. "This is the truth. you have not failed. You don’t know how to think. You are not.
You say. There is no principle of fear. There is a principle of life. you have never had a thought. You may believe that you are thinking. not of error. Perhaps your father was dogmatic and tyrannical when you were young." You are getting even with your father. Fear is faith in the wrong thing. He said. and you don't know what you are doing. There is a principle of beauty. there is a principle of love. not of death. Fear is God upside down. There is a principle of joy. 233 . but you are not thinking. you are a servant. You separate your mind from fear. If God be for you. Fear is a reaction to a false conception. In real thought there is no' fear. Fear is a thought in your own mind. a slave. the mass mind. the race mind. There is a principle of truth. You divide fear from the thing you want. Fear is ignorance. Fear is faith in evil instead of God. from the objective or goal. "That's a racket. You do have power over your environment. or trepidation in your thoughts. These are eternal principles that you can't change. not of sadness. When you believe that external things have power over you. who can be against you?” Do you know the way a great number of people think? They revert to childhood acceptance to their father’s concepts. There is a principle of honesty. you are not thinking. "You have to go to church every Sunday and every night you must kneel down and say your prayers. Fear is a conglomeration of sinister shadows. anxiety. You divide the mind from fear altogether. You are doing it unconsciously. Now you hate all religions.worry. none of ugliness. One with God is a majority. “I and my father are one. You must believe what is true of God is true of you. is thinking in you and making a mess of your life. Fear is a shadow in the mind. not of deceit. but you don't know why. a clod.
and you let him believe whatever he wants to believe. and thou shalt live. I don't think that way any more. The old religion is not good enough for you. parent or other family members. The Bible says. with all thy strength.” And God is the Living Spirit within you. with all thy mind. 'Mother wouldn't like it if I entered into Truth'? Spiritual thinking is thinking God's thoughts after Him." And you bless your father. "Which Russian?" He was teaching the boy a lesson. the Life Principle within you. not to think from the standpoint of your grandfather. There is no opposition to your parents. But you say. It's the Supreme Cause. It's a Greek word calling for repentance. In other words. “Love God with all thy heart. to think from the standpoint of eternal verities. I have a new vision. Repent. to repent means to think again -. They may think differently. the Only Power." And the father said to him. "Mom.Metanoia is called change of mind. a new conception of life altogether. Sovereign.to think God's thoughts after. the Only Cause. It does not mean to think from the standpoint of human opinion. with all thy soul. you still love them.” But you must first love God. You should learn to think for yourself. grandmother. “Love thy neighbor as thyself. of that which was always true. Do this. A little boy said to his father. There is no other power. . Are you thinking from opposites? Are you thinking the way your grandfather did? Are you saying. You don't think from the standpoint of grandmother. the Only Presence. Perhaps everything they taught you about religion was their misunderstanding of the true meaning of the Bible. There cannot 234 . for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. the Only Substance. "I hate all Russians.
one would cancel out the other. believe in the goodness of God. You are told that murder is of the heart. follow wisdom. the neighbor. Therefore. 235 . you disdain the lesser truths. or there are malevolent entities abroad. untenable situation. You can't multiply infinity. The speaker in the Bible is wisdom in you. God is Infinite. It simply means that you turn your back on error. and some great tragedy befalls you. To hate is to loathe and be vindictive. So. "Why did this happen to me?" It is because you are committing murder in your heart morning. no divisions or quarrels in it. and it may give you cancer. noon. All He is saying is to turn away from their false beliefs. moon. and full of anger. to disavow. peace. There can't be two Infinites. you can't divide it. to dislike. it reaches a point of precipitation and saturation within you. Jealousy kills peace of mind and joy. Finally. then you will build up immunity. and the love of God. or something else. hatred in the Bible means to shun. and stones. You say. then all the characters in that part of the Bible are men and women. So. Be devoted to it. Don't give power to sticks. tuberculosis. If Truth calls you. Ill will kills goodwill. and realize that it is supreme and omnipotent. Loving in the Bible is to give honor and recognition.be two powers. and when you hate someone you are murdering love. sun. to have an aversion to. joy. the trees. One part of Spirit cannot be antagonistic to another. Believe that God in you cannot get sick. arthritis. If you take it as men and women. or say that the night air is evil. God isn't telling you to hate your father and mother. stars. beauty. and night. be disinclined. A scientist will tell you that infinity has no beginning or end. Then you are in an impossible. There is only One Power moving as unity. There would be chaos everywhere.
because the mind cannot contain two contradictory propositions at the same time. There's only One God. you turn your attention away from it. Being saved means finding the solution to your problem. You reject ill will. Therefore. least of all to your family. you abhor littleness. That is. You don't go to God with the problem. is that when you are in trouble or tribulation. He called it magnetizing an individual. and your body is a handiwork of God. He didn't know what he was doing or how he was doing it. my savior. but you are seeking a solution. All it means. on the contrary. a new language. which knows the answer. you wish for them all the blessings of heaven. If you want love in your heart. and God reveals the answer. The Bible says: “I rejoice in God. which made your body. and you abandon the negative state mentally. That is.” Surely. it doesn't mean that you are contemptuous. bitter. you reject the negative suggestion of circumstances. And you do not resent anyone. Infinite Intelligence is within you. or callous. There was some magnetic fluid emanated from him. You contemplate the answer like a scientist. you resent ill will.If you are noble. therefore. a new technique. for each of us is his or her own savior. The worship of God does not bring about dishonor. somehow it changed the 236 . Therefore. you avoid resentment. You realize the savior is within you. You follow wisdom. you do not fight the present problem. because resentment is a poison. It knows only the answer. Mesmer healed people using magnets that he passed over their bodies. you have an aversion towards the problem. You turn in confidence and claim that Infinite Intelligence leads and guides you. If you want peace of mind. You go to God with the answer. God is the Infinite Intelligence. when there is any sickness or anything of that nature. you don't have two gods. You persevere. After 1850 there arose a new concept. cold-blooded. for those who persevere shall be saved.
and some became psychiatric cases. You have bodies to infinity. sex. You are a mental and emotional being. but he had marvelous healings.minds and the bodies of others. Fears. if you didn't hold them up to the light. To repent doesn't mean to wear sackcloth and ashes. As a result. So they established rules regarding food. The body is an idea. suppressed thoughts and feelings and experiences. When you change your thought. You can think. You are here to change your thought and keep it changed. You are more than just your body. Such ideas display ignorance. You are not living in your body. He just didn't know what he was doing. that women should wear dresses down to the toes. You can be sent out of your body now. looking at movies. smell. or practice adultery. again –The word repent comes from the prefix “re” meaning “again” and the root “pen” from the Latin word “to think. Freud showed the power of the subconscious mind. you are living in your mind. The ancient theologians said that morality depended upon what you did with your body. The power of the suggestion that the magnets would heal. Some ministers preached that you shouldn't play cards. You are a temple of the Living God. and travel independent of your physical organism. and clothes. Freud explained this later on. repressions. you were good or virtuous. or engaging in other amusements were sins.” You should 237 . brought forth disease and so forth. influenced the subconscious mind to effect the healing. not just a body. it means to think. smoke. feel. you change your destiny. You must understand that you are a mental and spiritual being. They didn't know what they were doing or saying. women became frigid and men became frustrated and inhibited. marriage. or the unconscious. If you didn't drink. that dancing.
Why? Because you are thinking along God-like lines all day long. peace. 238 .think from the standpoint of whatsoever things are true. Remember. and God-like. Your consciousness makes your body. Thousands and thousands of old cells are dying. and peace. and you are what you think all day long. Sweden in 2005 discovered that the average life of all body cells is from seven to ten years. noble. The Miraculous Healing Power flows through you making you whole and perfect. he thought about it. it sank into his subconscious and the subconscious compelled him to do it because emotions compel us to act them out. tissue. The body can't make you steal. Then and only then are you truly thinking. and new cells are being born. The thought came to your mind. whatever you impress on your subconscious. Think from the standpoint of eternal verities and the truths of God. Your thoughts become cells. and night. He laid out plans. The idea came to your mind. The man who robs a bank first robbed the bank in his mind. Studies made at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. How do you measure prosperity. harmony. If your thoughts are spiritual. or peace? It's infinite There is no end to your glory. Also. he imagined difficulties or whatever it was. if you meditated on whatsoever things are lovely. You are making your body every second of the day. noon. then you would be compelled to express harmony. It would be wonderful to impress love. and bone. and having done it over and over again in his mind. that's a healing. love. you would be compelled to love your wife or your husband. lovely. true. and God-like morning. You steal with your mind. muscle. the subconscious expresses. Your physical make-up is constantly changing. he imagined going in there. noble. You'd be compelled to speak kindly to them. . love.
mice. If you fail to make a decision with your conscious mind." Then you are in the race mind. when you convey ideas that are true regularly and systematically to your subconscious. or something else. What 239 . "Why did this happen to me?" Or you'll say. and everything else. or the law of averages that believes in misfortune. You are 90 percent subconscious.Mentally decide a thing. The subconscious is the major operation of your life. it's a good habit. and paint falls off the wall. reaches a point of saturation. death. Likewise. it becomes then a habit. And you cry out loud. "I will not decide. The way of thinking and feeling is primary. fires. type. explosions. then the worries. ten percent of you is above the ocean. The body can't cause you to err. that's the subconscious. There is some good in it. and the ceilings may fall down. When you walk. and jealousies of the world mind moves in upon you and you are like a house that is not attended to. You are saying exactly that: "I'll take what comes. you are like an iceberg. earthquake." Then the race mind impinges in your mind. tragedy. fire. and your body does what you decide. If you don't keep prayed up. "Why were they blown up in a submarine. Rats. swim. You know very well what kind of a mind that is. or by a terrorist’s bomb? If you don't do your own thinking. and then your body carries it out. of course. or play. heart attack. most of it is negative. fears." You are saying. anxieties. the world mind does it for you. "I'll take what comes. doubts. and is precipitated as explosion. or the mass mind." Or. then you are saying. and all these things. You mentally want to commit the error. "Why did they die in a plane? They were all good people. sickness. You are doing it automatically. aches. and pestiferous insects invade the house. These patterns have been conveyed to the subconscious through repetition. Prayer is a habit." or in a mine.
They call you good." or a "good Christian Scientist" or "Divine Scientist" or a "good New Thoughter. You can say. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty in your own mind. and you are just an average person. life. and heaven means the mind at peace. You are to keep that mind busy with the truths of God morning." or any of these things. or good enough for heaven. your emotional espousals. "I'm a Catholic. and night. when you don't meditate." or "Jew. you go to church. You are to keep prayed up and establish contra-convictions against every false idea in the world. You become an ineffective person. when you don't pray? Do you think you are going to have joy. The only thing that matters is what you deeply believe in your heart. you give candy to babies. If you fail to direct your subconscious mind with life-giving thoughts. you are in trouble. God. They don't mean a thing. which is your mind. happiness." or "Moslem. abundance. In other words." or "Protestant. what you really believe about fear. That is to say. You can give a beautiful dissertation on Truth or the laws of mind and be full of fear. then you are subjecting your mind to the law of averages and more debris is deposited in the subconscious mind. peace. noon. means restriction and bondage. when you don't clean it. hatred. and everything is going to be lovely? No! Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. and other things. These are the things that are made manifest in your life. of course. for hell. in your own heart. If you don't practice the Presence of God in your own home. Hell. you meet a lot of good people that are good for nothing. the ancients said. you are nice to the neighbors.happens to your house. the 240 . You are not bad enough. It isn't what you give theoretical assent to. and your deep convictions. jealousy. you sing hymns. These things are absolutely meaningless. bigotry.
What is a war? It is simply an aggregation of individuals. because the thing that binds them is religion. the beliefs. and peace in the world.universe. misfortune. “As a man thinketh in his heart. in harmony. you bring forth health.probably not even that number. conscious or unconscious. death. Be tied to God. crime. Prayer is the interaction of your conscious and subconscious mind. and every single thing of a negative nature in this universe. look at their home. in a home. Unless the conscious mind 241 . You can change your subconscious mind by feeding it with life-giving patterns. then you have sickness. Your present thinking moves from your consciousness to your subconscious because you are what you think all day long. function. Then. then you have health. look at their pocket book.” The heart is your subconscious mind. and events. so is he. The same is true. The religion of millions of people is fear. Be bound to the love of God within yourself. The ideas. Therefore. when there is an inharmonious relationship between the two. When these two operate in discord. disease. Do you think people are thinking? How many people do you believe really think? Perhaps one in ten thousand are thinkers -. opinions lodged in your subconscious have a life of their own and come forth as form. and humankind. It is the one individual at war. What is a nation? It is an aggregation of individuals. When a husband and wife are quarreling. and in concert. of course. of course. dominated by the God Presence. What a mess their life is in. It is the harmonious interaction of these two. You are the sum total of your habitual thinking. peace. That's prayer. you are dominated by God. happiness. war. experience. When these two work in unison. You should be bound by the love of God. happiness. and all the blessings of life. and bound by God.
or maim. conscious mind selection of a spiritual idea. Prayer is selecting a spiritual idea deliberately and feeling its reality. of course. you create. You can use atomic energy to destroy. or you can drive a ship across the ocean. at least all the practical workings that we know about. From primitive times to the present. the more good appeared in their lives. Good and evil are in your own thought. then it becomes a law of action at the subconscious mind level. There is a principle of love. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. It's a deliberate. nowhere else. They prayed to a higher power. But the more they prayed. It will come to pass. because your subconscious is a bank. maim. Today we have a different understanding of prayer. then you just add to the debris of your subconscious by opinions of the race mind. It teaches all the working of your subconscious mind. Average thinking is not decisive. They got some satisfaction that way. people have prayed. Then you nourish it. There is a great difference between the spiritual idea and the average idea. You can use electricity to kill. and feed it. it is thinking from the standpoint of human opinion. As you deliberately think along spiritual lines. or purpose. sustain it. My book. teaches the law of thinking and how to think with authority. Then automatically it will become the law of mind action in your subconscious mind. and live with it. What you expect. not knowing what it was. How do you use it? If you use the power within you constructively and 242 . The forces of nature and the forces of your own mind are not evil. There is no principle of evil in this world. plan. or destroy. or fry an egg with it.is spiritually activated. your thought is creative and your subconscious magnifies whatever you deposit in it. kill. Envelop it in love and expectancy. Good and evil are the movements in your own mind.
of course. and angels with harps. you think with authority when you think with understanding. Your soul is your subconscious mind. Many are uncomfortable in this teaching because they want to pray to an old man in heaven surrounded by seraphim. think evil. God is within and without. God is spaceless. you are thinking with authority and you are thinking with feeling. God is Spirit. cherubim. experience. evil follows. then it comes forth as form. you 243 . Life is dual from the standpoint of the interaction of the male and female principle within yourself. All this. the adversary. You worship no man or woman. for thought and feeling create your destiny. God is everywhere. Whether it is evil or not depends upon the use that you make of it. Allah. the liar in wait. There is no gold throne up in the sky.harmoniously. There is only one Power. Brahma. formless. You worship God in Spirit and in Truth. With any idea. people call it God. and so on. When you are interested. the Devil. good follows. Prayer is not a nebulous thing. dancing around the throne. it delivers it to the subconscious. and so forth. but not from the standpoint of good and evil. the invention will come forth. If you are worshipping any human or any form of any kind in the world. it comes to pass. and event. The subconscious mind produces the equivalent of the idea that you impressed upon it in your experience. of course. When the mind and the heart are aligned. The conscious and subconscious synchronize when they unite. Your thoughts and feelings create your destiny. knowing that thoughts are things and that every seed grows after its kind. Life is dual. and when the conscious mind accepts any idea. Think good. God is within you. is childish and immature. evil. So. function. therefore. when you are absorbed and engrossed in something. and if you use it destructively they call it Satan.
She doesn't want to. she can. that's all.” You have no other. not 244 . You are denying the Presence and Power of God within you. The Creative Power is everywhere. You can decree a thing. is one Lord." you are thinking from the standpoint of the race mind. or anybody. the Lord. You think from the standpoint of possibility. thy God. To do so is wrong. Buddha. you are double-minded." "I can't make ends meet." You are saying.have no God. The Indivisible One is within you. If you do have another power. Anyone can lose weight who really wants to. "I can't lose weight. But you may be just too lazy to do it. or the law of averages. it shall come to pass. You are an atheist at that moment. Moses. You are saying. If you say. Just make up your mind. and Him only shalt thou serve. “Thou shalt worship the Lord. The law of God is where you are. I am blocked." and so on and so forth. and boundless wisdom. O Israel. "I can't give up drinking or smoking. Of course. Hear." then you say. infinite intelligence. A woman says she can't change her present position.. Divine Intelligence knows what to do and how to do it. “I am the Lord that healeth thee. You worship no human in this universe. God is infinite life." or.” Stop being an atheist. The word indivisible is the meaning of the word individual --. You can do it. You worship God and God alone. "I am stymied. you can lose weight. It's not more accentuated or more intensified at your point than at mine. Stop denying the Power of God within you. thy God. "Infinite Intelligence doesn't know the way out. You say. "God can't heal me. You don't worship Jesus. You are an inlet and an outlet to all that is. The Infinite Presence and Power is within you. You are saying that God doesn't know the way out and God is not All Wise. Individual means indivisible. "I have free will. You have a false God. Of course. one Power." God made your body.
or anything you can conceive of. Then. neurotic. Hospitals are full of people who say they believe in the Bible or the Koran or other religious teachings. Chant the beauty of the good." Who said so? You said so. Is there a light in your eye? Are you 245 . You're the only thinker in your mind. Many times when people say. you can't. Of course. and all the healers in town. greater than dynamite." Then you are thinking. they talk about them. your pocketbook. and stop whining against the bad. your conscious and subconscious.probability. your brain and your heart. and can be the most frustrated. because with God all things are possible. "I can't get well. yes. neurotic. and unhappy. they are frustrated. they read about them. You can go to all the doctors in town. and your relationship with people. God is the greatest force in the universe. "Oh. These two agree that you can bring forth your invention. it's not a living truth. earthquakes. Start with. Do you want to do something? Say yes to life. A faith without works is dead. That's why you don't get well. You must demonstrate what you believe in. it will. That's your thought and feeling. schizophrenic people in town. greater than anything. "I can get well. it's possible to get all the money you need to bring it forth. Some agree on this." "I can be healed. It's greater than electricity. you must demonstrate what you believe in. Some people say. I believe that God is all powerful. They assent to these things. they discuss them. thermonuclear weapons. your body. It's right to select the idea and your subconscious will execute it. and all the metaphysicians in town. You see. They are hypnotized. yet they lead defeated lives. Two shall agree as touching on something." it's of the intellect." "It's possible for me to be healed. The works of faith must be demonstrated in your mind. they get 100 percent in an examination on metaphysics. They can't do anything for you. you'll bring it forth. If you believe you can't get well. of course.
expand. Use It. Furthermore. you've discovered God. when you find it. and you are dying spiritually. You would not have found me had you not already known me. You don't believe in God. because you believe that God can't be sick. there's something wrong with you. Many people talk about it. you'd have joy in place of gloom. and bitter. And it was without that I did seek thee. you cannot name it. If you say. joy. "Too late have I found thee. you cannot find it. and unfold. "God is peace" and that thought of peace dominated your mind. What are you looking for? You have It. and inspiration? How could you label anything that is real? When you name it." You would not have known me had you not already found me. the harmony 246 . "I am seeking. The word is a thought expressed. there'd be no lack in your life. and all that." How could you seek it? It's already within you. the joy of God. peace. beauty. then you are not spiritual. You can learn how to grow. You can learn how to become spiritual. You'd be prosperous and successful. Stop talking about it. if you are sick. Whenever you discover the Creative Power. and frustrated. You'd be healthy. Throw your labels out the window and say. and you are circumscribing yourself. the love of God. and you are stymied. because what you believe about God you believe about yourself. Thou were within. but they fail to go deep enough to let it dominate them. Your thought is God. therefore. you'd be at rest. You can't put a label on truth. How could you label love. lonesome. If you are putting a label on it.dancing to the rhythm of God? Are you illumined and inspired? Are you full of the laughter of God? How often do you laugh at yourself? If you don't laugh at yourself six or seven times a day. And God is the reality of you. And the word was God. you are blocked. you couldn't be sick. a hearty laugh. If you believed in the goodness of God. Stop saying.
Obviously. There's no principle of fear. that you can't be healed. It becomes subjectified. You are not thinking from the standpoint of God. All inventions. and the mind of God is the mind of humankind. You are thinking with authority. if you are in lack. and that it's hopeless for you to be getting treatments and so forth. and we have studied the physical aspects of humankind. Hold up that belief. “I am the Lord that healeth thee. You are an inlet and an outlet to all that is. So. We must examine humankind in the converging light. you'd lead a charmed life. You must think about what you want. feeling absorbed and engrossed in it. You are not thinking with authority. you do not believe in God. God made you. and lonesome. your thought of health won't do much good. if you are sick.” There is only One Healing Presence. There's nothing to sustain it. You must also feel its reality. you are thinking blindly. God is all-powerful. You are a spiritual and a mental being. for there is only one mind. You are not just a physical machine. It's electrified. all wealth started as an idea in the mind? The whole world came out of the mind of God. To believe is to be alive to it. Thinking in the heart is getting an interest in what you are thinking. if you are thinking of health and you believe that there is some germ that has power of infection or that cancer can metastasize all over your body. Then your thought is transformed. that disease has no authority behind it. We have all the comforts of life that came out of the human mind. but we have forgotten and neglected to study the mental and the spiritual aspects. For example. limitation.of God. sociology. It's 247 . Everything you see in the cities we live in came out of the mind of the human mind. You are thinking from the standpoint of ignorance. We have studied physiology. There is no principle of sickness or disease.
does it think? You know very well it doesn't. a thought of want for a better word we must describe as a mathematical thinker. The universe of thought 248 . It moves matter in the desired form. to Aunt Minnie. Sir James Jeanes. back of the universe is the thinker. a shadow of the mind. Back of the brain is the thinker. You can think. of disease. smell. and of all external things. You can give a message outside your body. Then you are giving your allegiance to God. a false thought. said the universe can best be pictured as consisting of pure thought. I said at the beginning that most people don't know how to think. and sequentially. Don't give power to sticks and stones. You can move ponderable objects. or thought. a great astrophysicist. Change your belief. or to the weather. and see. The tendency of life is to heal. Then you are thinking with authority. is not just something. and do all these things independent of your brain. and the Almighty Power of God is within you. or anyone else. It lies hidden in the midst of matter. then you'll think with authority. and the powerlessness of sticks and stones.simply error. knighted for his work in physics and astronomy. it is a real thing. What is thought? Where is mind? Some people say it's in the brain. The Healing Power is within you. a belief in your heart in the supremacy of the Spiritual Power. This elusive something which some people call mind. They don't. Then you will have a strong conviction. or to your neighbors. orderly. Its authority. You have spiritual supremacy because God dwells within you. thinking mathematically. It's a false direction in your mind. independent of your body. feel. Put the brain on the shelf. travel. you can travel thousands of miles and report what you see.
You want to see the goodness of God in the land of the living. That's nothing new. The Upanishads 7000 years ago said God thinks and worlds appear. and have our being. or anger? They blanche --the blood withdraws from the skin. But if you have eye trouble. Therefore. you see. better mentally. or shame. snarl up in our subconscious and must have a negative outlet. By day and by night you are seeing better spiritually. In God we live. and has His being in you. Then your vision will get better. that your eyes reflect the glories and beauties and profundities of the Eternal One. neither is your boss. God lives. Each thought has its corresponding organic expression. These destructive emotions. they come forth in all manner of diseases. 249 . better physically. You are the only thinker in your universe. peace where pain is. moves. and you are seeing gloriously. will come to you. heart trouble. You know the power of thought. You are responsible for what you think. ask yourself: Why is my subconscious selecting my eye as a scapegoat? What is it I'm trying to exclude or shut out? Then the answer. and move. Realize that your eyes are God's eyes. And that thinker is in each one of us.is an act of thought. Your spouse isn't responsible for the way you think. and joy where sadness is. of course. high blood pressure. Haven't you seen what worry does to your digestion? Psychosomatic physicians point out hatred and jealousy may bring on colitis or may cause anemia. or the next-door neighbor neither is anyone else. love where hatred is. People have dropped dead just by reading a message given to them. cancer. Some people’s hair turns white instantaneously from a harrowing experience. and many other disorders. Some people get an apoplectic stroke under excitement. You want to see harmony where discord is. Didn't you ever see people get red in their cheeks through pleasure.
fill your mind on that which is true. whatsoever things are just. It functions automatically within you. You reject ill will. That is not thinking. your heart. They read a newspaper and then they begin to think along that line. Most people do not think. Most people think with others' ideas. If you want peace of mind. on the contrary. and choosing what you will. think on these things. and your whole being. God's river of peace floods your mind. And you do not resent anyone. because resentment is a poison. In A Nutshell To think with confidence in the power of your thought is the action of God in you. or grandfather. They haven't a thought in their head. you will bring forth a thousand joys and a thousand ills. whatsoever things are of good report. you abhor littleness. or grandmother. you avoid resentment. 250 . Let God be the thinker through you. Therefore. or a columnist. They do not understand what thought is. You are thinking when you wrestle with two opposites and reason to a Divine conclusion and say. This is the way to get results. it's a light upon your path. "This is the truth. They think the thoughts of a politician. What they call thinking is reacting to environment. Move onward and upward by recognizing the supremacy of the spiritual power." If you are noble.“The light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world is a lamp unto your feet. If you want love in your heart. That is not thinking. the authority of your thought. For you control your mind and by governing the tool of thought.” A belief in the heart is automatic. you wish for them all the blessings of heaven. Think on whatsoever things are true. whatsoever things are pure. whatsoever things are lovely. you resent ill will.
crime. noon. and God-like morning. then we have sickness. if you meditated on whatsoever things are lovely. You can say. If you don't practice the Presence of God in your own home.Remember. It would be wonderful to impress love. It isn't what you give theoretical assent to. when there is an inharmonious relationship between the two. whatever you impress on your subconscious. good follows. Also. "I'm a Catholic." or a "good Christian Scientist" or "Divine Scientist" or a "good New Thoughter. war. and you are what you think all day long." or "Protestant. happiness. Think good. These things are absolutely meaningless. They don't mean a thing. peace. disease. noble. and peace. love." or "Moslem." or any of these things. and your deep convictions. and in concert. and peace in the world. Your thoughts and feelings create your destiny. but not from the standpoint of good and evil. When these two work in unison. your emotional espousals. evil follows. Why? Because you are thinking along God-like lines all day long. then you have health. you are in trouble. in harmony. and every single thing of a negative nature in this universe. they you would be compelled to express harmony. When these two operate in discord. death. in your own heart. harmony." or "Jew. Life is dual. 251 . Prayer is the interaction of your conscious and subconscious mind. misfortune. the subconscious expresses. think evil. true. and night. It is the harmonious interaction of these two. The only thing that matters is what you deeply believe in your heart. You'd be compelled to speak kindly to them. Life is dual from the standpoint of the interaction of the male and female principle within yourself. you would be compelled to love your wife or your husband.
or the next-door neighbor neither is anyone else. Your spouse isn't responsible for the way you think neither is your boss. 252 . You are responsible for what you think.You are the only thinker in your universe.