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