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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 Health & Vitality 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. Good Health – It’s up to You Developing Your Healing Consciousness All the World Believes a Lie How to Use Your Healing Power Never Lose Faith With God All Things Are Possible The Doctor Treats; God Heals Living Without Strain The Fallacy of Old Age You Need Never Grow Old
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
and unhappiness. limitation.brought about by ourselves and not by another. expanding awareness of the creative power within. happier. and of our divine potential to be. attitudes. indifferent. whether in the business. the only difference lies in the object of attainment. never by another. It is new to us when we discover the truths of life that set us free from lack. that we may prove what is good. Central to mind-principle is that new thoughts. All achievements. and acceptable. those who would attain a great deal must sacrifice a great deal. as we continue to think. so we are. are governed by the same law and are of the same method. so we remain. and beliefs create new conditions:" According to our beliefs is it done unto us. intellectual or spiritual world are the result of definitely directed thought. those who would achieve must sacrifice much. for it is as old and timehonored as humankind. All our happiness and suffering are evolved from within. and the perfect will of God. They can only be altered by ourselves. and talents. The only way we can rise. bad. conquer and achieve is by lifting up our thoughts. The only reason we may remain weak." . of mind-principle. universal laws of mind. ideas. Actually. New Thought means a new life: a way of living that is healthier. aptitudes. and to express more of our individual and natural abilities. As we think. The essence of New Thought consists of the continuing renewing of our mind. there is nothing new in New Thought. The "New Life" is predicted on age-old. At that moment. to do. abject and miserable is to refuse to lift up our thoughts. New Thought becomes a reoccurring. and more fulfilling in every possible manner and expression.Good. Those who would accomplish little must sacrifice little. 3 . and the way of infinite spirituality within the heart and mind of everyone.
that the usual reaction and tendency is to drift into a state of acquiescence and quiet acceptance of the present. willing to change and to relinquish old.if. and honesty. generally.To prove is to know surely. daily renewal.that which is visible and apparent to our own senses. outmoded beliefs. opinions. All that is required is an open mind and a willing heart: open to hearing old truth presented in a new and different way. Real New Thought establishes and realized and entirely new attitude. All around us there are injustices. and we should face them with courage. which inspires and enables us to enter into "life more abundant." We have within us limitless power to choose. he or she chooses. and inequalities. to decide. To be conformed is to live according to that which already has taken or has been given form . This is 4 . beliefs. or to be transformed. The truths of New Thought are practical. and our complete freedom to do so . The renewing of our mind constitutes the entire purpose and practice of New Thought. that our environment is the cause of our present condition and circumstance-. and new consciousness. we do. there can be no change. easy to demonstrate. and we do not. deny its existence.to have a higher vision of life. and to have trustworthy knowledge and experience of. or a healing presence within." The very word "conformed" suggests our present environment has form. To be conformed is to live and to be governed "by the fleeting and unstable fashions and conditions of the moment.to be conformed. We may. Without this on-going. and to accept new ideas and concepts . ideas. and within the realm of accomplishment of everyone -. should not. find ourselves involved in them at times. and edicts of others. and do our best to resolve them with integrity and the intelligence which we posses now. and when. improprieties. The world accepts and believes.
In his book. limitation to fullness. the pull of the oceans and tides. loneliness to companionship. and the apparent rising and setting of the sun. Worst. The outer environment. One of the most active and effective of New Thought teachers.but we can change ourselves. and your will? Only you can give 5 . and without equivocation). to the outer. and to the past -.our ability to respond to the truths we now know. surroundings. New Thought insists on the renewal of the mind. True.the renewal of the mind that enables us to participate in our transformed life. "from lack to abundance. and granted. imagination. Charles Fill. illness to vibrant health" -.by choice and by decision -by the lack of knowledge of the functioning of our wonderful and primary faculty: creative power of the mind."Our consciousness is our real environment. It is giving all power. was a firm believer in personal responsibility. manifested state. he wrote (simple." Anyone who is open and willing to accept the responsibility has begun the transformation . and the recognition. the change in seasons. the healing presence will remain within. is directed toward our goals and Aspirations. and attention. The outer environment is always in correspondence to our consciousness.conformity of the worst kind: the consciousness of defeatism. and acknowledgement of our responsibility in life-." (Which is qualitatively better and more fulfilling). there are some things we cannot change: the movement of planets. because it is self-imposed. co-founder of Unity School or Christianity.through this indwelling wisdom and power. Neither can we change the minds and thoughts of another person . "To transform" is: "To change from one condition or state to another. The Revealing Word. and imagination. Who can prevent or inhibit the movement of your mind.
You can begin now to fill your mind with noble and God-like patterns of thoughts. peace be unto this house. We all desire. body. and circumstances. Claim beauty. To achieve this we must seek ways to change our minds -. disharmony. unhappiness. "This is the key to a new life. and why. renewal and transformation will occur.where necessary. peace. subconscious mind. opinions. "First say. Your thought is the medium between your spirit. wisdom. As a result. and intangible.in order to bring it into our environment. and absorb into our mentality those qualities that we desire to experience and to express. our entire being. creative ideas. It is desirable and necessary to transform our lives by ceasing to conform to 6 . transforming your mind. and only this.the invisible.to repent -. But you can change your mind. filling our mind and heart. The transformation begins as we meditate. love. and align yourself with the infinite spirit within. But it is the way of the world." To contemplate lack of peace. Mentally. actual transformation depends entirely on stirring up the gifts within -.the greatest gift-. and the material. and the infinite will respond accordingly. Theoretical knowledge is good and necessary. and expect peace to manifest is to expect the apple seed to grow into a pear. spiritual power given fully to every one of us. and emotionally. think upon. and require. it violates all sense of reason. ultimately breaks up and dissolves the very real claims and bondage of past unhappiness and distress. We should know what we're doing. In addition. your body. You can be transformed by the renewing of your mind. However. and ideas accepted by you are impressed in your deeper. and all the beliefs. impressions. peace of mind -. contemplate divine peace. following as a natural result. discord. This. it heals the wounds of heartbreak and emotional pain.that power to another. Your mind is a recording machine. It makes little or no sense.
I AM the silent brooding presence. any power can be used two 7 . Biblically. complete." This is expressed in a beautiful.the world's way of choosing.is the spirit of the mind.is above that. Metaphysics. and goodwill. moving through us. means "above or beyond physics" . God." Meta.without face. meta." When we have the spirit of goodness. Emerson wrote: "We are what we think all day long.means "above. Behind all things is meta-. the science of pure being. whatever we wish for another. timeless.and as in nature (physical laws). It was first used by Aristotle. beauty.the mind. shapeless. old meditation: "Ever the same in my innermost being: eternal.can it not be defined? How can it be defined? "To define it is to limit it. according to the events already formed and manifested . and meta is the expression of creative presence and power -. fixed in the hearts of all men (and women).his 13th Volume was simply entitled." We must believe and accept that whatever we imagine and feel to be true will come to pass. it is actually God in us. spirit ."above or beyond the physical:" the world of form. I AM indivisible. or truth. ageless .to enter the inner realm of the metaphysical. then. or beyond".to begin to determine the cause behind the physical event . or deciding. organized movement. and ritual ." In other words and most simply stated: Spirit. absolutely one. thought. truth. Meta. love. whole. perfect. The word metaphysical has become a synonym for the modern. dogma.and man-made doctrine. form. life. "They that worship God worship the spirit. Considered by some to have been his greatest writing -. real New Thought. mind. we are wishing for ourselves. the spirit of God is good. Metaphysics. energy. The dictionary definition is: "beyond natural science. or figure. truth.
. and 8 . which is now manifest..concerned not with the effect. or the result. Buddhist. I. For example water can clean us or drown us. inspire. One can be a Jew. but it is universal. generalized term. and yet still be a metaphysician. Just as they investigate the mind or causation from which the visible is formed. and philosophers who claim no creed.ways. Metaphysics approaches spiritual ideas as scientists approach the world of form.. I heal. I AM all these things. is that it is not confined to any one particular creed. Christian." No angry deity is punishing us.I wound. or the result. scientists. then. we punish ourselves by misuse of the mind.he understood the mind and employed it to lift up. I bless. Jesus was a master metaphysician . a Hindu. and heal others. their belief is metaphysical. prayer groups. the Lord. There are poets. centers. but rather with that which is causing the effect. I curse. or derived from. is the study of causation . and presence. When the Mahatma Gandhi (the "great-souled" one) was asked what his religion was. and create darkness. electricity can provide power that makes life easier or more deadly. "I am a Christian." The phrase "New Thought" has become a popular. do all these things . a Jew. he replied. the effect is changed. We also are blessed (benefited) when we comprehend this fundamental principle. Metaphysics. and learn and accept a new thought or an entire concept. Muslim.. The Bible says: "I form the light... If a mind is changed.. and evil.. I make peace. or a cause is changed. Comprised of a very large number of churches. The strength and beauty of metaphysics. in my opinion. a Buddhist.
he was a prolific writer and diarist. Many thousands have been introduced to New Thought through one or another of its advocates. Metaphysics enables and assists us to return to our Divine Source. and usually considered to have begun with Phineas P. Quimby. and was a very original thinker. but the conditioning of the subconscious mind that led to the resulting changes. In fact. In a fascinating article in New Thought Magazine. "I AM come to bring you life and that more abundantly. in New Thought. the emphasis is toward the individual. of every individual. as we said. Its formation was gradual.ever patiently waiting our discovery and revelation. rather than an organizational body or function. He found that there was much confusion about 9 . of wandering in a barren. there is nothing new in New Thought. and ever will be available to all . But.That we are loved and have spiritual value as necessary parts of the Creative Holy (whole) One. and ends the sense of separation and feeling of alienation. Metaphysics has always been. In addition to this. or value. He duplicated two-thirds of the Old and New Testament healings." It reveals our identity: "Children of the infinite" . Quimby wrote about his work in 1837. unfriendly desert wasteland. He eventually became a wonderful student of the Bible. After experimenting with mesmerism for a period of years. It reveals our purpose to express God. Metaphysics actually is the oldest of all religious approaches. Although Quimby had very little formal education. he concluded that it was not the hypnotism itself. and the greater measures of the Good. the innate dignity and worth. he had a brilliant. and in truth. is now.institutions this has become a metaphysical movement which reveals the oneness or unity of humankind with infinite life. Records have been published detailing the development of his findings. investigative mind.
and we needn't make these mistakes again. Progress may seem ever so slow .a gradual. We can learn a bit today. Chas E.eternity. faith. wisdom. and eternal. and creeds. authors. All through the twentieth century so many inspired teachers. boundless. ministers. confidence. we then realize that in the absolute. rituals. When we see. called these people "Spirits in Rebellion.the true meaning of many biblical passages that caused misunderstanding and misinterpretation of Jesus Christ in the Bible. 10 . possess ye your soul."In patience. and with what they consider failures. though. New thought is an individual practice of the truths of life . Murphy’s book. "manifestation. and lecturers contributed to the New Thought movement." and Earth. we discover that there have been periods of learning. harmony. and become stronger and surer. all is blessed. Identify with these truths. We have all the time we need -. Many are impatient with themselves. Braden." In Dr. Pray Your Way Through It: The Revelation. and refused any longer to conform.your new dimension of consciousness. Dr. Dr. perfection. he commented that Heaven was noted as being "awareness. Never will we experience a point where there can be nothing more to be discovered. that is see spiritually. containing process. It is infinite. Braden became no longer content with status quo." because these men and women were truly spirits in rebellion to existing dogmatism. Rebelling at inconsistencies caused the fear of religion. calm the sea of fear. Looking back. Your new heaven is your new point of view . and even more tomorrow. absolute peace. of the University of Chicago. boundless love.
Indeed. Jean Murphy.” She said of her husband: “He was a practical mystic. It is pure and simple belief. Murphy was a Protestant minister. literal interpretation of the life-transforming truths offered in it. Dr. the messages conveyed by them are universal and are preached in most religions and philosophies. many of his examples and citations come from the Bible. Muslim.In the books in this series. Murphy discussed the techniques of maximizing your potential through the power of the subconscious mind. quoting her late husband. she reiterated his philosophy: “I want to teach men and women of their Divine Origin. continued his ministry after his death in 1981. and the powers regnant within them. . the mind of a successful executive. ‘I want to reach the majority. the woman overburdened with duty and suppression of her talents and abilities. It is not Catholic. Dr. This is the message of the Bible and nine-tenths of our confusion today is due to wrongful. possessed by the intellect of a scholar. Protestant. This book and the others in this series consist of a compilation of lectures. the man on the street. the law of belief. I want to inform that this power is within and that they are their own saviors and capable of achieving their own salvation. 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.” His wife. He often reiterated that the essence of knowledge is in the law of life. “Do unto others accordingly. As Dr. or Hindu belief. His 11 . I want to help others at every stage or level of consciousness to learn of the wonders within. sermons and radio addresses in which Dr. The concepts these citations illustrate should not be viewed as sectarian. In a lecture she gave in 1986. the heart of the poet.
events of life. if ill. He said that extinction of desire means apathy -. false or merely indifferent—sustained over a period of time becomes assimilated and is incorporated into our mentality. A belief –whether it is true. He countered those theologians and others who claimed desire was evil and urged people to crush out all desire. Psychologists and psychiatrists point out that when thoughts are conveyed to your subconscious mind. For example. lonely. We have the power within us to change negative beliefs to positive ones and thereby change our lives for the better. companionship and security. no action. the ruler of your world for you are one with God. Unless countermanded by belief of an opposite nature. for love. It is all right to desire. condition. form. impressions are made in the brain cells. We must believe we can improve our lives. it proceeds to put it into effect immediately. if poor.message summed up was: “You are the king. abundance. Murphy was a firm believer that it was God’s plan for people to be healthy. sooner or later takes form and is expressed or experienced as fact. He preached that desire is a gift of God. You will get a reaction or response from your subconscious mind according to the nature of the thought you hold in your conscious mind. It 12 . circumstance.no feeling. desire for wealth wells up from within. desire for health. As soon as your subconscious accepts any idea. Without desire nothing would be accomplished. prosperous and happy. You give the command and your subconscious mind will faithfully obey it. Desire for health. It is the creative power and must be channeled constructively. How could these be wrong? Desire is behind all progress. desire for companionship.” Dr. It is health and wholesome to desire to become more and better than we were yesterday.
energy and wisdom within you. and other destructive forms of thinking. Your subconscious mind. Murphy’s lectures have been combined. we have incorporated material from some of Dr. Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind For Health and Vitality. Now for the first time Dr. Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind To Develop Self Confidence and Self Esteem. It draws on the infinite power.works by association of ideas and uses every bit of knowledge that you have gathered in your lifetime to bring about its purpose. will proceed to create the freedom and happiness that you have earnestly decreed. Murphy’s original lectures. Sometimes it seems to bring about an immediate solution to your difficulties. 13 . being creative and one with your divine source. but at other times it may take days. weeks or longer. happiness. the remedy is to recognize the omnipotence of your subconscious mind and decree freedom. peaceful and constructive. On the other hand. To enhance and augment Dr. if you have indulged in fear. Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind To Overcome Fear and Worry. Murphy’s philosophy. It lines up all the laws of nature to get its way. This is very favorable for you if your habitual thoughts are harmonious. Jean Murphy’s lectures and have added examples of people whose success reflects Dr. The books in this series are: • • • • Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind To Create Wealth and Success. perfect health and prosperity. worry. edited and updated in six new books that bring his teachings into the 21st Century. The habitual thinking of your conscious mind establishes deep grooves in your subconscious mind.
take them to heart. Editor June 2005 14 . Ph. you must study these principles.• • Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind For a More Spiritual Life.D. Pell. 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 For an Enriched Life Just reading these books will not improve your life. Arthur R. To truly maximize your potential.
with its ideals. talk health. It is your responsibility to take care of your body.Preface Good health is a prerequisite for a good life. by eliminating smoking and other health-draining habits from your life. You must hold stoutly to the conviction that it is natural and right to remain young. when you are out of touch with youth. to maintain an exercise program that will keep your muscles in tone and your body strong. in from drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation. From ancient times people have strived to attain the ideal situation: a sound body. just as a law student should think law. hold the health ideal. that weakness and decrepitude could not have been in the Creator’s plan for the human made in His image of perfection. You must make a point of regulating your diet by eating nourishing foods. You are not old until the interest of life is gone out of you. that it must have been acquired--the result of wrong training and thinking. talk law. You become old no matter what your years. wicked for you to grow old in appearance. live in a law atmosphere. Constantly repeat to yourself that it is wrong. You must make it a high priority to eat the proper foods. The idea that our energies and forces must begin to decline and the fires of ambition to die out after a certain age is reached has a most pernicious influence 15 . read law. until your heart becomes old and unresponsive: as long as you touch life at many points you can not grow old in spirit. out of touch with the spirit of your times: when you have ceased to be progressive and up-to-date. You should think health. its points of view. a sound mind. until the spirit becomes aged. You should lay a foundation for your health just as you establish anything of importance-by studying and adopting the sanest and the most scientific methods.
We look as old as we think and feel because it is thought and feeling that change our appearance. As Dr. He shows over and over again how faith leads to healing and maintenance of an energetic and happy life. always young. we think of weakness. we find lies in ourselves. Every time you think of yourself make a vivid mental picture of your ideal self as the very picture of youth. Youth and joy are synonymous. As in all of his books. Constantly affirm: “I am always well.upon the mind. In this book Dr. We do not realize how impossible it is for us to go beyond our selfplaced "dead-line" limits. Feel the spirit of youth and hope surging through your body. if we do not look upon our work as a grand privilege. we do not think of wholeness. decrepitude. Keep in mind Dr. Live always in a happy mental attitude. Live in the ideal. The elixir of youth that all chemists sought so long in chemicals. to do what we really believe we cannot do. When we think of age. the power to heal yourself lies within you. It is ideal that one keeps young. Murphy stresses the relationship between your faith and belief that God wants you to be healthy and vitality. If we do not enjoy life. The secret is in our own mentality. Form the most perfect picture of physical manhood or womanhood that is possible to the human mind. if we do not feel that it is a delight to be alive. he reiterates that your subconscious mind governs your actions and 16 . and the aging processes cannot get a hold of you. imperfection. vigor. Murphy’s prescription for keeping young: "The living of life should be a perpetual joy. Murphy points out. Think health. I cannot grow old except by producing the old-age conditions through my thought. Perpetual rejuvenation is possible only by right thinking. we shall age prematurely. of health and vigor.
it will guide your body to reach those ideals. Dr. This does not mean that prayer alone will keep you well or cure your ailments. Similar examples are found in the writings of most religions as well as non-sectarian sources. select those points that are particularly pertinent to your life. However. But faith and prayer can enable you to gain the strength of mind to take the necessary steps to correct and overcome those bad habits that debilitate your body. your body will react with ill health. he drew many of his examples from the Bible. if through your prayers and meditations. nutrition or exercise cannot be overcome by faith. You have the obligation to keep your body in tip-top shape by good living habits. particularly. As you read this book. Dr. Neglect of your body by neglecting good hygiene. . As Dr. Resolve to make changes in your life style to maximize your potential to build within you a sound body and a sound mind. deterioration and senility. Murphy’s interpretations of these can provide meaning and inspiration to all readers.reactions. Murphy was a minister of a Christian denomination. The body God has given you must be properly taken care of. vitality and youthfulness. deterioration and senility. In chapters 4 though 7. Members of other religions or philosophical creeds can appreciate and learn from these parables. If you feed your subconscious with negative thoughts – thoughts of ill health. 17 . you program your subconscious with thoughts of good health. Murphy cites several passages from the New Testament that describe healings made by Jesus.
Chapter 1 – Good Health – It’s Up To You It is pitiable to see young people starting out in life with ambition to make a place for themselves. a strong. vigorous constitution. To accomplish great things in the world we must possess a strong. No defective machine can turn out good work. of planning effectively. It tones up the human economy. sharpens every faculty. and yet ruining the possibility of doing anything great by sacrificing health. It is impossible to focus a jaded mind. Did you ever realize what splendid capital for success there is in good health. under which weaker ones would have gone down completely? We can succeed without money capital. of thinking clearly. It is a great art to learn to accumulate or conserve vitality. in every column of figures we add. great physical reserve. which is able to stand any amount of hard work. it clears the cobwebs from the brain. Brains that are exhausted by abnormal living. It is the strong vitality that tells in the great struggle of life. Vigorous. persistent strain. a powerful vitality. exhausted brain is incapable of doing good work. otherwise everything we do will bear the stamp of weakness. but we cannot succeed without physical and mental vitality. hard knocks? Did you ever think that very physical ability to stand a long. improves the judgment. and refreshes the cells in every tissue of the body. by 18 . robust health doubles and quadruples the efficiency and power of every faculty and function. vigorous physique. A muddled. has carried many people through hard times and discordant conditions. It will crop out in every sale we make. to store this excess capital away for use in cases of emergency. increases the energy. the very thing on which they are most dependent for the attainment of their object.
increases its efficiency. On the other hand. When you find yourself becoming morose and despondent. vigorous constitutions and robust health! Ill health is a perpetual handicap. robust health raises the power of every faculty. cannot do good work. when you are conscious that the zest of life is evaporating.but think what these people might have accomplished had they had strong. examples of people in poor health-. and will restore buoyancy to your animal spirits. and that your life is becoming a bore. it is true. the greater the disappointment which the inability to reach one’s aim will cause. With robust health and a strong determination we can accomplish wonderful things.the lack of recreation and sleep. There are. gives it a keener edge. that you need to take a trip to the country or. A healthy body gives vitality to our work and our lives. you will find that all the old enthusiasm will return. will erase the dark pictures that haunt you. by leading an abnormal or irregular life. you may be pretty sure that you need more sleep. and multiplies the entire brainpower many times. If you get these. A few days of exercise in the country. we cut off our greatest chance for accomplishing anything of moment. but no matter how much ambition we may have. that you are losing the edge of your former keen interest in things generally. makes it more gripping. at least. rambling over the hills and meadows. One-talented people with superb physiques often astonish us with their achievement. if we ruin our health by bad habits. 19 . sometimes accomplishing a great deal more than ten-talent people with poor health. get some outdoor exercise.of invalids who have done quite remarkable things-. and the greater one’s ambition.
they may have squandered twenty-five per cent of their possible energy trying to have a good time. ten per cent up in smoke. who cannot make much headway in their careers because they are not able to work more than two or three hours a day. but they are afraid they will break down before they get into a position to repay the money. They have not the vitality or the strength for sustained work. systemless endeavor. They are constantly mortified and chagrined because those who have not half their mental ability. so far as their ability and honesty are concerned. Their physical reservoirs become exhausted so quickly that they cannot enter successfully into the strenuous competitions of the day. There are young people of unusual ability. Many lose quite a large percent in worry and anxiety and fretting and stewing. It gains us credit.The vitality born of vigorous abounding health not only increases our selfconfidence. cut down the percentage of their success possibilities very greatly. Perhaps ten per cent went down in drink. fine education. to their ability to earn a living. in the pursuit of pleasure. with fagged faculties. exhausted energy and a low vitality. but the confidence of others in us. and good training. 20 . so that when they come to their tasks. They may have the utmost confidence in the young persons themselves. but possess twice their physical stamina outstrip them. or some weakness. They have wasted the larger part. Many people. Some of them bring hardly five per cent of their possible energy and ability to their great life task. they come with jaded power. Bankers and other financiers who would be glad to give young people credit and help them with capital. are often obliged to decline such an aid on account of ill-health or some physical weakness on the part of the applicants. by vicious habits. ten per cent in idleness and shiftless.
factories. An abundance of good health supplements a person like another personality. In order to do big things. who have a robust physique. clearer thinking. you will do more planning. In other words. Young people with great ambitions often overestimate their strength and attempt things that they have not the physical stamina or staying power to carry out. when there is abounding vitality. and take more time to keep up their physical and mental standard by outdoor exercises and healthful recreation. Great achievement is the child of a strong vitality. work fewer hours. it is the greatest possible economy to keep oneself up to standard. If the vitality is below par the thought will drop to its level. You cannot get healthy thinking from diseased brain or nerve cells. red blood in a vigorous constitution. A great many failures are not due so much to bad management or lack of ability as to ill health. Many people have killed their reputations and lost their power to produce by forcing their brain to work too many hours each day. We all know the advantage people have who can radiate vigor. It can never come from a weak constitution or vitiated blood. 21 . and are spurred on by good. If we are in superb health we will be conscious of a surplus vitality in us demanding to be utilized. Thousands of people would accomplish vastly more if they would get out of their offices. When the faculties are keen and sharp. you must keep your mind fresh and responsive. or other places of business earlier. and more real effective work in three or four hours a day than people who depend upon the everlasting grind will accomplish in twelve or fourteen.The quality of health has also a great deal to do with the quality of thought.
we should be very diligent to establish it. When we remember that the integrity and efficiency of all the mental faculties depend upon health. strengthens the quality of judgment. and the force of decision. But why should we not think the same about our happiness. not heavy. will never produce anything worthwhile. with all of their standards down and their ideals lagging. not forced.upon which it depends absolutely -. Somehow most people seem to think that health is something fixed by a sort of destiny or fate. strong. buoyant. and vigorous. upon which everything else hangs -. but our health. increases our creative ability. We know that a successful career must be taken only after great thought and consideration. with wavering minds and uncertain steps. We know that it means years of hard work to establish ourselves in life in a profession or business. about our vocation? We take infinite pains and spend many years in preparing ourselves for our life work. that robust health multiplies tenfold the power of our initiative. We should lay a foundation for our health just as we establish anything of importance. You want to go to your work with creative energy. 22 . so that it will be spontaneous. and originality-possessed of a strong. generates enthusiasm and spontaneity. powerful individuality.People who go to their tasks with debilitated energy and low vitality. that it is largely a question of heredity and constitution that cannot be materially altered. the power of execution. by studying and adopting the sanest and the most scientific methods. the power of discrimination.we take very little trouble to establish. Make it a rule to go to your work every morning fresh and vigorous. You want to go to it fresh.
Health is largely a moral question. sane thinking. cultured. A well balanced. in from drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation.it is impossible to attain to a strong. We should thoroughly believe in our ability to keep ourselves well by healthful. by changing our thoughts. uncertain. strength instead of weakness. happy thinking. every noble aspiration for the good and the true. Confidence is a powerful factor in health. harmonious. by eliminating smoking and other health-draining habits from your life. We renew our bodies by renewing our thoughts. one-sided. Health can be established only by thinking health instead of disease. Systematic living alone will not produce it. a weak. talk law. truth instead of error thoughts. harmony instead of discord. talk health. ignorant mind will ultimately bring the body into sympathy with it. to maintain an exercise program that will keep your muscles in tone and your body strong. normal physical condition. change our bodies. by building up thoughts which are constructive instead of destructive-tearing down. and disciplined intellect reacts powerfully upon the physique.We should think health. It is your responsibility to take care of your body. so long as we picture to ourselves disease and physical weakness and vicious or inherited tendencies. The mind is the natural protector of the body. vacillating. just as a law student should think law. Every pure healthy thought. and tends to bring it into harmony with itself. read law. You must make it a high priority to eat the proper foods. On the other hand. every longing of 23 . live in a law atmosphere. our habits. We should establish it by right thinking. You must make a point of regulating your diet by eating nourishing foods. hold the health ideal. So long as we doubt our ability to maintain health. love thoughts instead of hatred thoughts.
A happy person is likely to be a healthy person. and ghastly mental pictures of disease. Generally we not only find our treasure 24 . and more beautiful. the moral. clean minds. the bad -.the heart for a higher and better life. and unselfish love for humanity. harmony or discord. the false. pure thoughts. Chastity. more harmonious. every lofty purpose and unselfish endeavor. ailing soul to be good. a generous heart. For these three great strands. and vice of all sorts produce scrofula and leprosy in the soul. as a rule improves health and brings happiness. The mind devours everything that is brought to it --the true. affects all. the good. Happiness is often another name for holiness. discordant. virtue. making it stronger. the mental. The successful attainment of what the heart longs for. When you find your place in life. while their opposites tend to shorten it. Every thought tends to reproduce itself. Healthy exercise of the body and brain tends to produce a healthy exercise of the moral faculties. as in happy marriages. according to the quality of the food we give it. all tend to lengthen life. beauty or deformity. truth or error. the physical. tend to longevity. Success is a powerful tonic simply because it brings into healthy exercise the faculties which produce it. It is difficult for a fractious. and whatever affects one. and are doing the work that you like to do. charity. are all bound together. and harmony is health. you are both healthier and happier.and it will produce soundness or rottenness. reacts upon the body. which reproduces them in the body. the triple cord of life. high ideals. Every form of dissipation and vice tends to produce discord in the great temple so wonderfully and fearfully made and to shorten life. sensuality. holiness. and tends to bring about a harmony between our ambition and our aspirations or longings. noble living.
They cry "I don't feel up to it to go to work. “I am liable to be ill this summer. they reinforce the first simple suggestions of illness by a whole army of thoughts and fears and images of disease. Who has not noticed people of indifferent health." It is necessary to train one’s self to keep at his task whether he likes it or not. so I am going to prepare for the worst. Unconsciously. suddenly become roused to a realization of undreamed-of powers and unexpected health upon attaining some signal success? Few people realize that their ailments are largely self-induced. and people who lack energy and determination. they dose themselves with headache tablets or some other patent medicine warranted to cure whatever ill from which they think they are suffering. should become the slave of whims and fancies? Suppose they should say to themselves.. perhaps even invalids. and I’ll lay a stock of medicine so as to be ready for any emergency. I shall have a couch put into my office so that I can lie down when I feel seedy. by detailing and dwelling upon their symptoms. If they rise in the morning with a slight headache or some other trifling indisposition. Some people become overly concerned when faced with minor illnesses or aches and pains and fall into be and pamper themselves. instead of trying to mount above this condition they take a positive pleasure in discussing their feelings to any one who will listen. They begin to pity themselves and try to attract pity and sympathy from others. What if business executives.where our heart is.” Any 25 . Instead of combating the tendency to illness by filling the lungs with pure. but our health also. They get into habit of not feeling well. until they are unfitted to do a day’s work. fresh air. who are compelled to work all day and who have neither time nor opportunity to coddle themselves whether they feel well or not.
they must go to the hospital. and happiness. They also know from experience that it is not necessary to give up every time one doesn’t “feel like it. Some people actually attract illness to themselves by constantly thinking about it. success. diseased. The moment that you allow yourself to be governed by your moods and fancies you open the door to a host of enemies to your health.” Suppose that a general should find his soldiers lounging about the camp.one with common sense would consider it a disgrace even to think of such a thing. if they are really sick. and should decide to wait until they should all feel like it. They will have chills or sore throat. Is it not in the family? They thus fix images of sickness in the mind and so lessen its power of resistance to disease and make the body more susceptible to the very things they fear. Don’t under any circumstances sympathize with sick. They feel sure that if they should happen to get their feet wet they would soon be sick with pneumonia or influenza. but they must either be in the hospital sick enough to be under a doctor’s care. If you once yield to such thoughts before you know it you may be their slave. If they happened to be in a draught for a few minutes they are confident that dire results will follow. lying under trees and taking it easy. They know that if they were to act in that way their business would soon collapse. What kind of an army would he have? What kind of discipline? The soldiers must fall into line and commence the drill on the appointed minute whether they feel like it or not. 26 . many of them not feeling like drilling. or lazy thoughts. or they must drill. If they cough a little they have dreadful visions of some lung disease.
Every-day experience gives ample demonstration. If we think diseased thoughts. This is not theoretical. Stomach. Liver. is in the mind is in the brain. 27 . before the day is half done. according to the order of its parts.A conviction that we should be master of ourselves under all conditions would protect us from many of the ills to which we fall easy victims. The thoughts you put into your conscious brain is filtered down into your subconscious and determines how your body responds. and it is probable that. You will find that if you expect great things of yourself. Every volition and thought you have is inscribed in your brain. Ms. or Miss Head. therefore. Whatever. and from the brain in the body. you will feel better. for volition and thoughts have their beginnings in the brain. Mrs. Insist that you will not give up. Striking and interesting incidents by the hundred have been collected and published by physicians. but a few will suffice. whence they are conveyed to the bodily members. we attract health. it is scientific. your health will be better and you will accomplish infinitely more than if you allow your feelings to hold you in subjection. It does not take a great deal of practice to be able to throw off any ordinary symptom of indisposition by holding firmly in the mind the opposite thought – health and cheerfulness. If we think healthy thoughts. The best safeguard you can throw around yourself is a determination that you will be master of yourself.-that you will not be dictated by your moods or whims or fancies of any kind. wherein they terminate. we attract disease. that you will do your day’s work to the best of your ability. It is not necessary to appeal to the scientific experiments alone to prove the control of the mind over health and disease. Nerve. if you always exact a high standard and accept no apologies or excuses from Mr.
and the performance of other bodily functions dependent on normal mental condition. or great joy. now in the Loggia dei Lanai. On the other hand. and found his metal had "caked. The story of the medical student who was frightened to death by fellow-students. repair of waste. including a local swelling in his throat. when about to cast his famous statue of Perseus. who pretended to be bleeding him." Dressing hastily. In the midst of his suffering. sickness and disease gave way before strong thought of any other kind. and the thought of grief prevented nutrition. was taken with a sudden fever and forced to go home and to bed. and there is no hope whatever of saving it. alarm. has often been told. Sudden joy caused a rush to the brain that ruptured the delicate membranes. at Florence. until he discovered that he was mistaken. your statue is spoiled. Benvenuto Cellini. one of his workmen rushed in to say: " O Benvenuto." 28 . he rushed to his furnace.that is. Excitement set it beating so hard that a blood vessel burst in the head. and the person pined away and died from some disease that the enfeebled body could not resist or from no disease at all but from the sick and mourning thought. a thought of fear -. A man who thought he had swallowed a tack had horrible symptoms. excitement.stopped the heart's action.We are so accustomed to the deadly effects of certain kinds and degrees of thought that we do not think what it is that causes illness and death. Someone dies of "shock. People have died because they thought they were terribly wounded when no wound existed. Fright -. Hundreds of other cases have been verified where belief sufficed to produce great suffering and even death." What does that mean? Simply that some sudden and powerful thought has so deranged the bodily mechanism that it has stopped. A loved one died.
faith will enable a spoonful of water or a bread pill to do almost miracles of healing when the best medicines have been given over in despair. summoned by King Edward VII from John Hopkins University to be Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University. Afterward I retired to my bed. One of the highest medical authorities. for it was now two hours before morning. fiercely working in a rain that was falling. carrying human messages. He continues the story thus: "After all was over. part in therapeutics. that a large part of all cure arises. It is from faith. though largely unrecognized. and whole books have been written giving instances where the mind has done more than medicine and surgery. his drugs. together with the whole crew." 29 . says in the Encyclopedia Americana: "The physical method has always played an important." His overpowering idea of saving his statue not only drove away the physical condition but also left him well. and his methods. I turned to a plate of salad on a bench there and ate with a hearty appetite and drank. which buoys up the spirits. healthy. and saved his metal. and happy. but is only beginning to be generally realized. will often sink the stoutest constitution almost to death's door. and slept as sweetly as though I had never felt a touch of illness. Like the power of electricity to leap oceans through the air. Evidence of this power of mind over the body is thrust upon us in many ways. he fired the furnace. sets the blood flowing more freely and the nerves playing their part without disturbance. William Osler. The wonder is that humanity has been so long recognizing the signs and making proper deductions and application. Despondency. Physicians recognize the part played by the mind in the curing of disease. it has always existed. Dr.Ordering dry oak wood brought. or lack of faith. The basis of the entire profession of medicine is faith in the doctor. stirred the channels.
The power to heal by faith is not the special property of any sect or class. in its various forms. nor an organic paralysis. Simpson said: "The physician knows not. they do not influence a broken leg. but suggestion. and practices not the whole extent of his art." 30 . prayer to idols of wood. Long ago. Jelliffe is perhaps ultra-conservative. they will not cure consumption. may be. blackmailers." In this statement Dr. one of the strongest aids to all therapeutic measures. when he neglects the marvelous influence of the mind over the body. nor exclusive right of any system. says. of stone. aided in the recovery from the milder stages of consumption.Similarly. which has to do with all the functions of breathing. Of its abuse by designing hypnotists. faith in the doctor. Smith Ely Jelliffe. and a motley crew of parasites. in the same encyclopedia: "Unquestionably the oldest yet youngest therapeutic agent is suggestion. with proper conditions of climate and hygiene. of gossamer fiction. for he would certainly admit that the knitting of a broken bone is vitally affected by the state of mind of the patient. space does not permit particularization. These will not move mountains. and excretion. of Columbia University. The human mind is credulous-it believes what it wants or wills to believe-and the use of suggestion in therapeutics is one of great power for good and for evil. assimilation. while even the stagnation of paralysis has been stirred into life by violent shocks to the mind and nervous system. belief in ourselves engendered from within or without --these are all expressions of the great therapeutic value for healing that resides in the influence of mental states on bodily functions. clairvoyants. and is. Dr. digestion. Belief in gods and goddesses. and a sturdy resolution has. Sir James Y.
progressive. and the picture of diseased tissues somewhere in the body. your conviction of your health. their general health corresponds with this diseased model. our mental attitude. greater vigor. in you. Just try the experiment of thinking of yourself as an absolutely perfect being. energetic. a sublime mind. and capable of standing any amount of strain. vigorous.The only way to attain perfect health is to grow into the complete realization of more health. possessing superb health. Our ideas. for these mental patterns of yourself will gradually be reproduced in your physical condition. We cannot be physically vigorous until we hold the vigorous thought. Many people make robust health impossible by holding the sickly thought. of course. health. which is reproduced in the body. a magnificent body. Always try to realize that truth. but are always with you. A healthy body is composed of healthy thought externalized. emotions. It follows the ideals. ideals. and harmony are not something far away from you. a vigorous constitution. 31 . send a constant succession of vibrations through every cell. every organ. and as long as you hold the youthful. and. for thought furnishes the pattern. crippled. Your ideal. never entertain such an imperfect health model for an instant. Realizing their presence as an actual present fact will help you wonderfully. creative ideal in your mind your body responds to the thought. is the pattern that the life processes are constantly weaving into your body. dwarfed ideal of yourself. There is a perpetual succession of these impulses through the entire mass of millions of cells. thoughts. the thought of their weakness. and through all the functions of the body. Never allow yourself to have a defective. moods.
or other forms of spiritual philosophy." Few people realize how largely their health depends upon the saneness of their thinking.Professor William James. and we should fight every discordant thought and every enemy of harmony as we would fight a temptation to crime. The power. We can never gain health by contemplating disease. and its quality will determine the results-sound or unsound. any more than we can reach perfection by dwelling upon imperfection. disease thoughts. so it is just as impossible to be healthy while holding the disease thought. Never affirm or repeat about your health what you do not wish to be true. comes in various shapes to the individual. good temper. or harmony by dwelling upon discord. You cannot hold ill-health thoughts. There cannot be harmony in the body with disease in the mind. We should keep a high ideal of health and harmony constantly before the mind. The ideas are healthyminded and optimistic. healthful or unhealthful. good cheer. who are constantly thinking of themselves. in the mind without having them manifested in the body. The thought will appear in the body somewhere. Do not dwell upon your ailments nor study your symptoms. and forever on the alert for the least symptom of disease. Physicians tell us that perfect health is impossible to self-diagnosers. 32 . small or great. wrote “we are just now witnessing a very copious unlocking of new ideas through the converts to metaphysical healing. of Harvard University. studying themselves. As it is impossible for a person to remain absolutely pure who habitually holds pictures of impurity in the imagination. a firmer and more elastic tone. power to concentrate one’s mind.
and destructive of all power. while all the time haunted by the possibility that he or she may be thwarted by the development of some 33 . and paralyzes their efficiency. Every little ache or pain is exaggerated and interpreted as a symptom of something worse to come. that there are terrible disease seeds within you which are liable to develop at any time and carry you off! Think of a person spending years in getting a college and professional education. Many who imagine they have some particular disease often develop a morbid curiosity or desire to read everything they can get hold of that bears upon the subject. If they have an unfortunate family history. cancer. or any other of the dread diseases. as they do frequently. to live with the specter of death constantly by one’s side.Librarians report that there is an astonishing demand among readers for medical books. that some of the symptoms of the disease they are reading about coincides with their own. Nervous people with vivid imaginations rarely see life in a perfectly sane and healthful way. seriously impairs their health. The strength of this conviction is often their greatest hindrance to a cure. to drag through years with the settled conviction that you are not going to live long. What a terrible thing to go through life with such a nightmare staring one in the face! How foolish. if their ancestors died of heart disease. they are very apt to become morbid and to make mountains out of molehills. These people are powerfully affected by hereditary convictions. and more years still in training for a specialty. the conviction is still more deeply fastened in their minds that they have this disease. When they find. the conviction they are likely to develop one or the other of these fatal maladies hangs like a pall over their lives.
and holding in mind the health picture instead of the disease picture – would cure many an invalid without medicine. “I am weak”. Healthy thought is the greatest panacea in the world. and I know I shall not be good for much of to-day.” how can you expect to become strong and well? “According to thy word be it unto thee. “I did not sleep well last night. Health is integrity. Many people do not only cripple their efficiency.” Health and vigor will never come to you if you perpetually harp upon your weakness and pity yourself because of your poor health. or in a condition of semi-invalidism or diminished power. Health is wholeness. A reversal of the thought – thinking of health instead of disease. study them. I do not feel well to-day”. weak. but keep themselves sick.” If you are constantly saying to yourself. Do not give away your case to your opponent. It would be enough to kill the ambition of a Napoleon. “I feel miserable”. Imagine yourself an attorney pleading the cause of your health. until they have what they expect-for like produces like. Summon up every bit of evidence you can possibly find. There are people in delicate health who habitually hold in their minds sick and discordant thoughts. “My food does not agree with me”. “I am wretched. look for them.terrible hereditary disease which may prematurely result ion death. completeness. They are always thinking and talking of their ailments. They gloat over their symptoms. by holding constantly in their minds negative suggestions as indicated by such expressions as: “Oh.” “I am running down all the time. it cannot produce anything else. you will get it. watch them. and sick. 34 . “I am half sick”. Plead it vigorously with all the strength you can command. If you talk anything else.
healthy affirmative argument.” The young man happened to know enough about the power of the mind as a restorative to assert himself. to fill up the cask again for the next demand.You will be surprised to see how your body will respond to such mental pleading. and sinning have produced. “I will live. “That man cannot live. such robust. We do not realize how we weaken ourselves and destroy our powers of disease resistance by harboring the sick. robust. and which exhaust the nerve force and the brain energy. the disease thought. if we could only carry the ideal of 35 . and said to the nurse with great emphasis. its own rejuvenator. We shall some time learn that the mind is its own tonic when we know how to use it. vigorous. by holding in the mind the idea of physical weakness and debility. bad living. that when we live normally we shall not need narcotics or drugs of any kind. and not the mere burlesque of a man which the breaking of laws. We should be able to shut off all the day processes which grind out the life. if we could only keep in the mind the ideal of the divine man God intended. and the moment quit our business we should begin to build up. in a voice loud enough for the patient to overhear. completeness. that the mind will be its own best protector. A case has been reported where a physician in passing through a ward thoughtlessly said to the nurse. of holding the harmonious thought.” He got well. and while these dominate the mind. It is only a question of holding the mind right. the health ideal. wholeness. to recuperate for the next day. If we could always keep in the mind the strong. the love of thought. the ideal of power instead of weakness. vigorous ideal. the ideal of perfection. that it is its own best stimulant. the enemy thought which tear down and destroy cannot enter.
truth instead of error thoughts. sane thinking. If we think healthy thoughts. It is your responsibility to take care of your body. but no matter how much ambition you have. debilitated.the weak. health. we attract disease. decrepit ideal. Health is largely a moral question. by building up thoughts which are constructive instead of destructive-tearing down. You must make a point of regulating your diet by eating nourishing foods. Systematic living alone will not produce it. to maintain an exercise program that will keep your muscles in tone and your body strong. there would be no room for the harboring of the sickly ideal -. love thoughts instead of hatred thoughts. you cut off your greatest chance for accomplishing anything of moment. we attract health. in you.personal power. Realizing their presence as an actual present fact will help you wonderfully 36 . which is our birthright. Always try to realize that truth. If we think diseased thoughts. and harmony are not something far away from you. We should establish it by right thinking. strength instead of weakness. In A Nutshell With robust health and a strong determination one can accomplish wonderful things. if you ruins your health by bad habits. by leading an abnormal or irregular life. A conviction that we should be master of ourselves under all conditions would protect us from many of the ills to which we fall easy victims. but are always with you. Health can be established only by thinking health instead of disease. by eliminating smoking and other health-draining habits from your life. in from drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation. harmony instead of discord. You must make it a high priority to eat the proper foods.
37 . and holding in mind the health picture instead of the disease picture-would cure many an invalid without medicine. A reversal of the thought-thinking of health instead of disease. it cannot produce anything else. Healthy thought is the greatest panacea in the world. creative ideal in your mind your body responds to the thought. It follows the ideals. study them. They are always thinking and talking of their ailments. progressive.There are people in delicate health who habitually hold in their minds sick and discordant thoughts. A healthy body is composed of healthy thought externalized. vigorous. and as long as you hold the youthful. energetic. until they have what they expect-for like produces like. watch them. look for them. They gloat over their symptoms.
the Life Principle. I am the Lord. Therefore. The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. I say unto thee: Whatsoever things ye desire. Let us look at how the Judeo-Christian Bible reflects this great Truth. such as God. Nature. a broken spirit drieth the bones. Pray for one another that ye may be healed. It states clearly: “I am the Lord that healeth thee. 38 . Glorify God in your body. I have seen thy fears. and delivered them from their destruction. The tongue of the wise is health. you learned the importance of developing good health habits and conditioning your mind to think healthy thoughts. Divine Love. Infinite Healing Presence. Go thy way. This is not a new or modern concept.” There is only One Healing Power. righteous man availeth much. because he trusteth in me. It is called by many names. Behold. The Bible does not equivocate. when ye pray believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them. and ye shall live. thy faith hath made thee whole.Chapter 2 – Developing Your Healing Consciousness In the preceding chapter. saith the Lord. If you truly believe you are a healthy person. If thou return to the Almighty thou shalt be built up. you will be healthy. Behold. I haveheard thy prayer. All things are possible to him that believeth. The prayer of a fervent. and I will heal thee of thy wounds. Thou wilt keep them in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. I will put my Spirit in you. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. Divine Providence. Who healeth all thy diseases? Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things? Who restoreth thy youth like the eagle? He sent His word and healed them. the God of all flesh. is there anything too hard for me? I will restore health unto thee. I will heal thee. It was preached and demonstrated in ancient times and in many religions.
constructively. and harmoniously. or color. consciously. References to this great healing power have been found. They are convinced that these voices come from supernatural beings who have taken possession of their minds. have become dominated and controlled by an all potent but false suggestion. What really has happened is that their subconscious minds have been influenced negatively.even by prayer and reading the bible. It is the healing agent in all diseases. as are all those who allow their false beliefs to obtain the ascendancy. To over come this they must reprogram their subconscious mind positively. . you did not aid the healing in any way by the application of external remedies. They become mentally unbalanced. As far back as human records exist. This Healing Power will respond to you regardless of your race. and all disease and impediments when it is scientifically. In all probability. You have had hundreds of healings since you were a child. or physical. contusions.as well as many others. The subconscious mind 39 . whether mental. They say that they do not let them alone and they cannot suppress these voices -. Some people come to me complaining that they are haunted by voices that periodically come to them and make them do malicious acts. emotional. bruises. In the Bible the Infinite Healing Presence of life has been called the Father. It directs your subconscious mind and can heal your mind. Their subconscious minds. and so on. and knowingly directed. It does not care whether you belong to any church or whether you have any religious affiliations or not. creed. sprains. burns. body. You can recall how this Healing Presence brought curative results to cuts. They ascribe these voices to departed spirits.
enfolds me. The doctor had administered drugs and shots.possesses transcendent powers. 40 . I love the truth. When Susan K. they will bring about a rearrangement of the thought patterns and imagery in their minds. Her daughter has been diagnosed with an unusual and incurable ailment. Children are at the mercy of their parents and are controlled by the dominant mental atmosphere and emotional climate of those around them. reverently. and His love surrounds me. and naturally the child got ill. I hear the truth. came to see me. and reactions to life. and I know the truth. By identifying themselves with harmony and peace. . and I give thanks for my freedom. quietly. In my conversation with Susan. emotions. and for the peace and harmony of her husband. but it is at the same time amenable to good and bad suggestions. God's river of peace floods my mind. This disturbed feeling was communicated subconsciously to the child. praying for guidance. I recommend to those people to memorize the following mediation and repeat it several times a day "God's love. and enwraps me. and wisdom flood my mind and heart. she was very upset." Repeat this prayer slowly. They have not yet reached the age of reason when they can take control of their thoughts. I know God is love. peace. particularly prior to sleep. and healing will follow. she told me that she and her husband were in the process of a divorce and she was terribly agitated and emotionally disturbed. but nothing seemed to help. harmony. I suggested that Susan become more at ease and relax her tension by reading the 23rd Psalm. and with deep feeling.
harmony. 41 . and the tree. Hurry up. Having quieted her own mind. and he prayed as follows: "God. The harmony. What had happened? The fever left the little girl because the mother was no longer feverish or agitated in her mind." He had a remarkable healing because of his simplicity. It is never sick or feverish. It is omnipresent. This is the law of mind. The peace of God flows through my child's mind and body. I want healing now. poised. serene. Go now and do likewise. It is the life of all things. and love. and a corresponding reaction was produced. She is relaxed and at ease. I am now stirring up the gift of God within her. The child instantaneously felt her mood of peace. and calm. and all of us can contact It with our thoughts. The fever of the child was due to the suppressed rage and anger of the mother. Spirit has no temperature.She poured out love and goodwill to him. spontaneity. The Healing Presence is in the dog. the mother began to pray for her child in this manner: "Spirit. You made my eyes. Be like the little eight-year-old boy in Sunday School. It is in the soil. The temperature became normal. and child-like faith in God. Thank you. I demand action. Which is God. the cat. and the bird. and all is well. and overcame her resentment and inner rage. It responds to all. who awakened and asked for a doll and something to eat. Shortly thereafter she noticed a remarkable change in her child." She repeated the above prayer every hour for several hours. Eye drops were not clearing up his eye infection. We are all natural born healers for the simple reason that the Healing Presence of God is within all people. and perfection of God are made manifest in every atom of my child's body. is the life of my child. which was subjectively felt by the child and expressed as a high fever due to the excitation of the child's mind. health. love.
Perform miracles in your life. because they often say that "my child is incurable. be assured that this Infinite Healing Presence is instantly available.” The word Lord in the Bible means the creative law of your own mind. When you deny the Infinite Healing Presence. images. It created the body." "I can't be healed. Remember that a miracle cannot prove that which is impossible." At the same time. saith the Lord. can He not hear?” You may use this Healing Presence for any purpose. can He not see? He that hath made the ear. It is not confined to healing of the body or mind. He that hath made the eye. and reveals answers to your most difficult problems. prospers you in business. You can bring into your life anything you wish through this Infinite Healing Presence. Although some people will say that healing is impossible. Which operates through your own mind. healing principle that permeates the entire universe that flows through your mental patterns. There is a deep-lying. “I will restore health unto thee." "it's hopeless. Millions of people who profess to be religious people are really atheists. Realize that you are dealing with the Creative Intelligence that made your body. and I will heal thee of thy wounds. and it certainly can heal it. It is a confirmation of that which is possible. It knows all the processes and functions of the body. It made it from a cell. and choices and objectifies them in form. they say that with God all things are possible. With God all things are possible. “Surely. finds for you your true place in life. You can always draw on its power through the creative law in your own mind. Through the correct application of 42 . It is the same Principle Which attracts to you the ideal husband or wife.Don't let the word incurable frighten you. you are an atheist. Make use of this power now. They say that the Infinite Healing Presence made the body and that the Infinite Intelligence which made it can heal it.
Your soul is your subconscious mind. and abundance in place of poverty. beauty. beauty. Fill your conscious mind with life-giving patterns. wholeness. or surgeon. Follow these three steps and it will instantly stop the production of all mental poisons in you or in the person for whom you are praying. The kingdom of intelligence and wisdom and power. You can restore your subconscious mind to wholeness. to integrate. and serenity. to unite. The second is to realize that the condition is only the product of past thinking. cast out devils. Teach that to your own faculties of mind. which will have no more power to continue its existence. Freely ye have received. Do not allow yourself to be swayed by human opinion and worldly fears. beauty. Preach the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Preach that to yourself. Your thought and feeling will soon be made manifest. and antagonism. “He restoreth my soul. The Bible says: “Heal the sick. Ill health is a lack of oneness with God. ill will. freely ye give. cleanse the lepers. and right action. love. You can use It to bring harmony where discord is. Think from principles such as harmony. physician. You can't 43 . Teach your faculties of mind to give up their illusions. peace. Fill your mind with harmony. and joy. peace to supplant pain.this Principle. peace.” The word heal is an old English word that means to make whole. resentment.” the Psalmist says. It means separation from the Divine. The first is not to be afraid of the condition that ails you. You must preach it first to yourself. and raise the dead. the infinite intelligence of God are locked in your subconscious mind. The third is mentally to exalt the Miraculous Healing Power of God within you. health. joy in place of sadness. you can become a great salesman. musician. false beliefs. but live emotionally in the belief that it is God in action in your mind and body. peace. the boundless love. There are three steps in the healing process.
be healed and at the same time resent and hate and be full of self-condemnation. It's impossible. You must give up all of these false beliefs and accept that the Spirit is God. Wish for everyone what you wish for yourself: health, happiness, peace, and all the blessings of life. Forgive yourself for harboring negative thoughts. Forgive everybody. Then you create a vacuum, and the Holy Spirit of God will rush in and heal you. Accept the fact that the Spirit in you is God. It's the Only Cause, and you do not give power to externals. You do not give power to the atmosphere, or the winds, or the waves, or to germs, or to anything. Change your mind and you change your body. Fill your mind with the truths of God and you will crowd out of your mind everything unlike God, like a pail of dirty water. If you have patience, and you drop, drop by drop, clean water into it, after a while you and I can drink out of that pail of water. We'll have clean water. Likewise, when you fill your mind with these eternal verities, whatsoever things are true, lovely, noble, and God-like, you will expunge and obliterate from your deeper mind everything unlike God, and a healing will take place. Because thousands of cells are dying every second, and as you fill your mind with that which is lovely, noble, and God-like, then the tissues, nerves, and cells will take on a spiritual overtone; and, like spiritual penicillin, you will destroy the bacteria of fear, worry, and anxiety. Persistence and repetition work miracles in your mind. Reiterate the great truths, such as: “The Healing Power of God is now flowing through me, healing me and making me whole. The Infinite Healing Presence made me. It knows how to heal. It knows all the processes and functions of my body. I claim that the Holy Spirit is
flowing through me now, animating, sustaining, healing, and restoring my whole being to wholeness, beauty, and perfection.” It is restoring your soul; because your soul is your subconscious mind. No matter what the problem is, no matter what the difficulty is, it is a negative pattern, a complex, a poison pattern lodged in the recesses of your subconscious mind. And the lower is subject to the higher. Therefore, as you spiritualize your thoughts and feed your subconscious with life-giving patterns of wholeness, beauty, and perfection, the subconscious mind has no alternative but to be cleansed; and a healing will follow. It is no use to petition God and beg and beseech that you may be healed. God does not respond to your petition, to your begging, or beseeching, or supplication. The God Presence responds to your belief, to your conviction, to your understanding. According to your belief it is done unto you. Permanent healing follows a real change of mind and heart, a reconditioning of your mind and heart. Announce the kingdom of heaven to your own mind. Teach your faculties, your disciples, to give up fear, hate, resentment, false beliefs. Teach your faculties not to judge according to appearances. The external thing is a condition. You don't give power to conditions; you give power to the Spirit within you; and you allow the Healing Power to flow through you. Your disciples are your disciplined qualities of mind. For example, you must discipline your vision. Where there is no vision, the people perish. If you vision yourself successful, whole, if you vision the doctor congratulating you on your perfect health and harmony you will go where your vision is. If you have a poor vision or a poor estimate or blueprint of yourself, you will be sick, frustrated, and neurotic. When you have regularly, systematically, and
vigorously reiterated to your mind the kingdom of harmony, health, peace, wisdom, beauty, and boundless love are all within you, lodged in your deeper mind; when you convince yourself that the Infinite Healing Presence, which made you is almighty, there is nothing to oppose It or challenge It, It is there waiting to be released, then your vision will soar, your faith will be kindled, and wonders will happen in your life, and a healing will follow. For all things be ready if the mind be so. Know that there is One Presence and One Power, and there is none else. Know this, and you will give power to nothing else in the universe. There is no principle of disease; there is nothing to sustain it. It's a product of destructive thinking. Therefore, as you change your thought to conform to universal principles, your body must change. This is a law of mind. Remember, the body is characterized by inertia. Phineus Parkhurst Quimby, one of the early proponents of religious science, brought this out over a hundred years ago. He said, your body moves as moved upon; your body acts as acted upon. In other words, you can play on your body a melody of love or a hymn of hate. Your body doesn't care. Your body is a confluence of atoms; it's molecular. So, your body is characterized by inertia. Remember that. It cannot originate any movement, has no initiative, no self-conscious intelligence, no volition in and of itself. No more so than a stone. You have to move a stone from one place to another. Your body is composed of primordial substance. It is molded by your thought. As you change your thinking to conform to spiritual standards, you will have new cells, new tissue, as you fill your mind with eternal verities and the truths of God.
Supposing you sever your arm or your leg from the body, and you put it on a shelf or a table. It cannot get cancer, tuberculosis, ringworm, or any disease under the sun because it is separated from the mind. It will undergo disintegration, which is a natural phenomenon, but that's not disease. For example, supposing your thoughts are full of fear, anxiety, and worry. You may well get gastritis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. You may get ulcers. Modern psychosomatic physicians today tell us that negative emotions will bring on ulcers and all disease. Supposing you have the ulcers excised by a surgeon; you continue to worry, fret, fume, and fulminate, be full of hostility, and so on; even though you continue with your bland diets, you'll get ulcers again. So, surgery isn't really the answer. Thousands and thousands of people are being healed of ulcers by filling their mind with the truths of God, establishing peace and harmony, thinking on whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are pure, and whatsoever things are honest; thinking from the standpoint of harmony, health, peace, love, and goodwill; filling their mind with these eternal truths. Then, of course, they have a new body. You have a new body every eleventh months anyhow: new cells, tissue, and bones. There is no such thing as an incurable disease. There are incurable people who believe they can't be healed. Many people have been healed of malignancies. They have broken the shell; others haven't because of the intensity of their fear buried in their subconscious mind. The consciousness of love, of course, is the greatest healing power there is. There are many people who are untutored, unlettered, who have no knowledge of anatomy or physiology; but they have a great consciousness of love. They are
marvelous healers. Some people--doctors, surgeons, and others--are amazed at the miraculous healings performed by these unlettered people. It is the consciousness of love. They contemplate the wonders of it all: that here is an Infinite Intelligence that guides the planets in their course that causes the sun to shine. They realize also that here is an Infinite Intelligence Which enables the astronomers to tell us when Halley's Comet will return to a split second and governs the entire cosmos with undeviating laws and principles. They realize the indescribable beauty of God. They realize absolute harmony in nature. And they realize the Divine love implanted in all of us where the mother goes all over the world trying to heal her child suffering from infantile paralysis, or a spastic child; or where a brother serves time for a sister (he said he was the one who committed the crime); or there's the soldier in battle who says, "Well, I'm not married, I have no children," and he gives his life for his comrades who are married and have children. Yet all of that love, though wonderful it is, is but a faint adumbration of that Infinite ocean of God's love. Therefore, the person with that consciousness of love, realizing that the will of God for all people is life, love, truth, and beauty are the greatest healers. Dr. Flanders Dunbar, a distinguished psychiatrist, a medical doctor who also took degrees in theology, has written a book called Emotions and Bodily Diseases. She brought out several interesting cases. She spoke about a Dr. Grottick. He reported that a shoemaker was going blind. The shoemaker attributed it to his work. He was told to give it up. However, his eyes didn't get any better. He suffered from retinal hemorrhages; i.e., hemorrhages in the tiny blood vessels in his eyes. Now, what did the doctor do? He said it was psychogenic. Psychogenic simply means it's of emotional origin. And he went to work on this man and discovered the
of course. And he got him to give up his negative emotions. I didn't treat her right. Self-condemnation and self-criticism are highly destructive. your subconscious mind goes to work on that. Dr. Her eyes cleared up perfectly. Some years ago a doctor friend of mine had ulcers in his right hand. Why? She felt guilty because she believed she hadn't been kind to her sister. which. She realized what she was doing to herself. And when the doctors went to work on her and told her it wasn't her fault that her sister was admitted to a psychiatric hospital and that was the cause of her retinal condition. I read a few years ago that there were 500 cases of glaucoma admitted to the Chicago Eye. Psychosomatic authorities. for example. meaning to bless her sister and stop condemning herself. and his eyes were restored. We were talking one day." "I'm guilty. and she wanted to punish herself now. Condemnation. Ear. "Oh. and so forth. He was a surgeon. and. she was restored to inward peace through psychological and psychotherapeutic treatment. you see. or soul and the emotions. this hand of mine 49 . because that's your command to your subconscious. affected the eyes.things he didn't want to see in life. and research workers discovered that about 25 percent of them suffering from glaucoma had hatred towards relatives. you know. is the curse of curses. and he said: "You know. that she had to forgive herself as well as her sister. of course. Something you don't want to see. Then it brings about an occlusion of your vision." and so on. meaning doctors who study the psyche. Dunbar recites a case where a woman began to lose her sight after her sister was taken to a psychiatric institution. and Throat Hospital. What is it you want to shut out in your world? What is it you wish to exclude? Well. For example. the things he resented. She said. report. that glaucoma and detached retina are often associated with mental and emotional disturbances.
even the psychotic. You can't hold on to your blindness and expect a healing. I would not. You can't hold onto selfcondemnation and self-criticism. And spiritually you are certainly not the same man. If you cut yourself. "No. That's the movement of life." "Well. You are not the same man. Emotionally you are not the same man. The will of God for everyone is life. The tendency is to express itself through you as rhythm. I said. As long as you are condemning yourself. Physiologically or physically you are not." I said. it reduces the edema. "you're condemning an innocent man. Mentally you are not the same. to restore -. order. beauty. the left is the subjective. so its tendency is to heal. something transcending your fondest dreams. gets you new skin and tissue. why do you think it's the right hand?" You know. It's just the same 50 . and all manner of therapy. you can't be healed. and proportion. it heals you. which are blocking the healing. including the bones of our body. Yet. I've tried ointments and lotions. health. "Would you do it now?" He said. The God Presence can't be sick and frustrated. No one is condemning you. The tendency of life is to heal. "these ulcers continue. because every eleven months we have a new body. The tendency of life is to restore that person to harmony. I can't operate. So. God is the Life Principle animating all people. truth. that's the way of life." he said. and he blushed. I've tried everything under the sun. "Did you do something for which you feel guilty?" "Yes.doesn't heal. I've gone to specialists. "but that was years ago when I was an intern. if you burn yourself." I said to him." I said. The tendency of life is to heal. You are condemning yourself. love. I've tried x-ray therapy. "Doctor. The God Presence doesn't condemn. that the Bible the right is your objective world. You have a new vision of life. you are condemning an innocent man." he said. and peace. the raving maniac. that's the rhythm of life. and beauty.
feeling. corrosion and rust. more than any other part of the body. rage. And all of this is false belief. the seat of feeling.” The heart is your subconscious mind. Five 51 . of course. "It's metastasizing over your system. and feeling of guilt had prevented his hand from healing for two years. But the Bible knew that thousands of years ago. These are very interesting things to realize. which he loved to play. These subconscious beliefs and assumptions dictate and control all your conscious actions. Flanders Dunbar said that the skin. the writers of the Bible said: “As a man thinketh in his heart. . an Episcopal priest. His surgeon told him. With that." And he became completely healed. repressed emotions. He began to pray himself. He suffered excruciating pain." He asked the members of his congregation to pray. shows the relationship of a person’s thought." My explanation was the cure. His self-condemnation. In a week's time his ulcers healed up and he was able to operate again. self-criticism. With that feeling of guilt comes the idea that you must be punished. He took x-ray therapy. self-criticism. You're going to be well. The surgeon says. Father Jameson. but it can't. anger. and emotions. was diagnosed with cancer. She brings out the great truth that the skin is the place where the inner world communicates with the external world and that skin conditions are usually due to hostility. It's the seat of emotions. he was able to resume playing his violin. emotional protest against something in the inner life. The water is waiting to come through. "It's breaking up. Dr. self-condemnation. to that person’s health. They have a life of their own.as if in your sink the pipe is stopped up with debris. He went back to the surgeon after a while. Thinking in the heart: There are many buried thoughts and beliefs in your mind. In addition. comes fear. so is he.
beauty. no! They must give up all of these. If we are blind and adhere to our blindness. of course. You can't be free of your illnesses and cling to ill will. hate. That's blindness. No sickness is independent of the mind. and free. then. 52 . happy. Oh. because they can meet the person in their minds and there is no sting. Realize that it's normal and natural for you to be healthy. we can't get healed. as you turn to it and realize it is now releasing itself as wholeness. as we explained in the beginning of this chapter. self-condemnation. that you are the tabernacle of the Living God. joyous. bitterness. and their hatred and loathing of themselves. It is the Miraculous Healing Power within you that made you. They must pour out love. They always know when they have forgiven. and goodwill. including yourself. and as you fill your mind with these truths of God. Spiritual healing is a very real thing. and wish for every living being in the world what they wish for themselves. of course. and as you forgive everybody. you change your body. a superstition and fear. and he was restored. peace. but a wave of peace and goodwill. you'll get a marvelous healing. He believed that there was an Almighty Power Which made his body and could heal him. therefore.years later Father Jameson is perfectly whole. They must have goodwill in their hearts for everyone. Alcoholics can't be healed and still adhere to their self-condemnation and selfcriticism. for love is the fulfilling of the law of health and harmony. There are a lot of people who break that shell because as you change your mind. and resentment. Realize your body is an instrument in which God dwells. then. and perfection. our belief that the will of God for us is suffering. Your body can't get sick. their sense of guilt. Blindness is our ignorance.
And nothing shall offend them. meets the outer light in this manner. All sickness is due to ill will. we see. “Great peace have they who love thy law. And immediately he received his sight. When the inner light. That's your sickness. and it's shattered. Thousands of people are constantly thinking that there is no way to solve their 53 . Great peace have they who love thy law. glorified God. Disease is a lack of peace. that's your disease . You are spiritually and mentally blind when you are hateful. Millions of people are blind. a lack of equilibrium.The Healing Presence is within you. or intelligence. they are psychologically and spiritually blind. making way for the Healing Power of God to flow through you. because they do not know that they become what they think all day long. and wonders happen in their life. he said.” The Divine Presence is ever willing within you. They have found that inner peace. you manifest or release it. The cornea of the eye is stimulated by light waves from objects in space through the optic nerve. as I said. resentful. for example. there is no evil on my pathway. the left eye symbolizes God's love and wisdom. These stimuli are carried to the brain. And following him. and you will focus perfectly. rather. not with it. Think right and radiate goodwill to all. plus a hunger and thirst for God's truth. You do not know that you are actually secreting mental poisons that tend to destroy you. by a process of interpretation. Receive thy sight. And realize now with me that the Miraculous Healing Power is focused at that point in your mind where the problem is. and wonders can happen in your life as you begin to turn to It. Your right eye symbolizes right thought and right action. You do not create vision. Your eyes symbolize Divine love and a delight in the ways of God. That is. With mine eyes stayed on thee. We see through the eye. or envious of others.
Everyone should become aware of the interrelationship and interaction of the conscious and subconscious mind. they are atheists for deep in their minds. heal your mind and body of all disease. and peace of mind that can be theirs through the correct application of the laws of mind and the way of the spirit. after careful introspection. happiness. they are denying what they are affirming. or medical doctor ever healed a patient. The Healing Principle resident in your subconscious mind can and will." No mental or religious science practitioner. psychologist. Yes. "God can't heal me. will now begin to see division of health." They say. if properly directed by you or someone else." At the same time. there is only One Universal Healing Principle operating through everything. likewise. they are saying. the surgeon removes the physical block. who were once blind to these truths. They are saying." But. "God in the midst of me is healing me now. God is life. you see. wealth. There are many different methods used to remove the mental and emotional blocks that inhibit the flow of the Healing Life Principle animating all of us. Such an attitude is the result of spiritual blindness. "From whom all blessings flow.problems. enabling the healing currents of God to flow through you. or psychiatrist. and their situation is hopeless. Persons. There is only one process of healing. You will only begin to see spiritually and mentally when you get a new understanding of your mental powers and develop a conscious awareness that the wisdom and intelligence in your subconscious can solve all your problems. and wonders can happen in your life as you begin to say. This Life 54 . "With God all things are possible. the Healing Power of God is within you. for everything is alive. The psychologist or psychiatrist proceeds to remove the mental block.
the fear will gradually fade away. and methods in using the Universal Power. and organs. Feel and know that there is only One Healing Presence and Power. Quietly and lovingly 55 . If thou canst believe. The belief of your mind is simply the thought of your mind. It is far better to know what you are doing and why you are doing it. and mineral kingdom as instinct and law of growth. as this would not be spiritual thinking. as you believe. organs. you will get the same results. form. boundless love. harmony. ceremony. nerves. It is talking about belief in itself. There are many different approaches.” All religions of the world represent forms of belief. What do you believe about yourself. “According to your faith is it done unto you. and the universe? It is done unto you. life. Thoughts are things. wholeness. institution.Principle operates through the animal. which is faith. Know that God loves you and cares for you. The law of life is the law of belief. techniques. but there is only one process of healing. Spiritual treatment or therapy means that you turn to the Indwelling God and remind yourself of God's peace. As you pray this way. do not think of the organ as diseased. Turn your mind to God and His love. all things are possible to him that believeth. Then it is scientific prayer. or any part of the body. To think of a damaged heart or high blood pressure tends to suggest more of what you already have. beauty. or formula. and these beliefs are explained in many ways. vegetable. Your spiritual thought takes the form of cells. Cease dwelling on symptoms. If you pray about a heart condition. You must realize the Bible is not talking about your belief in some ritual. Whether the object of your belief be true or false. and limitless power. tissue. and to its corollary there is no power to challenge the action of God. Belief is a thought in your mind that causes the power of the subconscious to be distributed in all phases of your life.
The third is mentally to exalt the Miraculous Healing Power of God within you. as well as many others. Nature. Get a clear realization of this. Know and feel that the harmony. It is called by many names. wholeness. which will have no more power to continue its existence. It is the Miraculous Healing Power within you which made you. to your begging. vitality.affirm that the uplifting. healing. The second is to realize that the condition is only the product of past thinking. God does not respond to your petition. and love of God manifest themselves in you as strength. Divine Providence. to your conviction. We are all natural born healers for the simple reason that the Healing Presence of God is within all humankind. In A Nutshell There is only One Healing Power. There are three steps in the healing process. The God Presence responds to your belief.. or beseeching. and perfection. It responds to all. strengthening power of the Infinite Healing Presence is flowing through you making you every whit whole. Glorify God in your body now and forever more. and as you fill your mind with these truths of 56 . beauty. the Life Principle. or supplication. Infinite Healing Presence. such as God. and all of us can contact It with our thoughts. Divine Love. to your understanding. and right action. It is no use to petition God and beg and beseech that you may be healed. peace. beauty. and the damaged heart or other diseased organ will be cured in the light of God's love. therefore. God in the midst of you is healing you now. The first is not to be afraid of the condition that ails you. as you turn to it and realize it is now releasing itself as wholeness. Spiritual healing is a very real thing.
and right action.God. Feel and know that there is only One Healing Presence and Power. then. wholeness. you'll get a marvelous healing. beauty. peace. vitality. God in the midst of you is healing you now. including yourself. and love of God manifest themselves in you as strength. 57 . you will get the same results. Know and feel that the harmony. and as you forgive everybody. Whether the object of your belief be true or false. Belief is a thought in your mind that causes the power of the subconscious to be distributed in all phases of your life. Get a clear realization of this and the diseased organ will be cured in the light of God's love. Turn your mind to God and His love. of course.
The Infinite Presence and Power is within you. "I'm going to catch a cold. There'd be no order. It's one Power. or proportion in the universe. He was a marvelous healer. If there were two powers. and some other gases. nitrogen. or the sniffles. O Israel. not two. is one” -. There would be a clash of wills. will not give power to the phenomenalistic world. one would cancel out the other. of course. or a cold. or pneumonia. you'll get a cold. so when I tell it the truth. “Hear. You'll get a very. helium. There is only one power. it thinks I am telling a lie. As we are told in the Bible." There are people who believe that if their feet get wet.one Power.Chapter 3 – All the World Believes a Lie “All the world believes a lie. Others say if someone sneezes. externals are not causative. with any sense at all. or a chill. not the created thing. and that is one of his favorite statements. There are people who think that the night air gives them a cold or pneumonia. Now. It is innocuous. The night air never said. The water is made of H2O (hydrogen and oxygen). "I'll give you a chill.” Who said that? Phineas Parkhurst Quimby in 1847." 58 . or a thousand -. or three. or pneumonia. it's harmless. is that external things are causative. scientifically. You may get pneumonia. the scientific thinker. the great lie. symmetry. So. America's greatest healer. The scientific thinker gives power to the Creator.just one. “I am the Lord that healeth thee. that would be absurd. the Miraculous Healing Power is within you. Ridiculous! It's harmless. Nonsense! The night air consists of oxygen. What is that lie? Well. The water can't give you a cold. thy God. Mathematically.” So. The phenomenalistic world is an effect. because your feet were wet. the Lord. So. very bad cold. one who thinks. it's not a cause. spiritually there can be only one Power. or the sniffles. There would be chaos everywhere.
Millions of people eat mushrooms. when they eat strawberries. everybody in the world who ate strawberries would get hives. and whatever you impress on that subconscious mind comes forth as form." Well. and they don't get indigestion." So. For example. if that were true. "I can't eat mushrooms. You are free from your fear. it proceeds to give you hives. Scientists tell us that we are born with two fears: fear of falling and fear of noise. and children. The stars are molecules moving in space. as waves of light. God created all these things. You are not subject to forces outside yourself. These are laws you make for yourself. They have a bad relationship with strawberries. the way you think and feel so are you. It toots a horn and you step aside. but thinking makes it so. to sneeze is simply God's alarm system in you to bring about a balance. Your thoughts and feelings create your destiny. experience and event. or the stars. therefore. if it were 59 . Your heart is your subconscious mind. that's a law you made for yourself. of course. "Strawberries give me hives.” That's an absolute truth. You don't give power to men. women. I get acute indigestion. you might say. Such people have made a law for themselves. "Strawberries give me hives. that's God's alarm system in you. the moon. The planets are harmless. You are told: “There is nothing good or bad. you are walking down the road. These are created things. but they don't. So. Well. function. you don't give power to external things. and. You see. . Or." that's a command to their subconscious mind. "The boss wants hives. Some people say. so is he”. They are molecular. you may sneeze. So. the subconscious sees the strawberries coming down and says.Well. the sun. When they say." Well. Nature seeks a balance. the law is: “As a man thinketh in his heart. and a car is coming along. If you are in a warm room and you go out in the cold atmosphere. just like your body. It brings a balance in your body.
you don't judge according to appearances. and all these symptoms. and all these things are the same substance as your own bloodstream? There is only One Substance. Everything is Spirit made manifest. Now. Everything is Spirit made manifest. This is equivalent to a woman saying. or the pollen. or her boss. of sundry concepts. or something. "I am sensitive to red roses. tell me honestly: Where is the allergy? Isn't it in her mind? Surely. the ragweed. If that were true. love where hatred is. You can see peace where discord is. like you taste an apple. joy where sadness is. Don't you know that the ragweed. She’s probably allergic to her husband. but you are not a victim of the five senses. You are here to separate the sheep from the goats." If you hypnotized that person and put a glass of distilled water under her nose and said. All these are of God. You can reject what you see or what you hear. So. They are interconvertible. or someone at the next desk. Taste the truth. and get inflammation of the mucosa." or "allergic to red roses. God is the Only Presence. You can discipline your senses. Cause. the pollen. and Spirit is the highest degree of matter. or something like that. They are the same thing. So.a law everybody in the world would suffer accordingly. for there is a Spirit and matter. Power. everybody in the world that got in touch with ragweed would begin to tear. hay fever. some people say the ragweed gives them asthma. The five senses report an avalanche of sights and sounds. or paroxysmal attacks. 60 ." she'd get all the symptoms right there in front of you. good and bad. light where darkness is. So. that were a cosmic law. and life where socalled death is. or the dust. the false from the real. Judge not according to appearances. or whatever you call it. it isn't in the distilled water. Matter is the lowest degree of Spirit. "This is a red rose. and Substance. and you can taste the sweet savor of God. interchangeable.
measuring about 6½ to 8 feet slept nine men directly on the boards. or I could not live without that or the other. Frankel commented: "Somewhere it is said that we cannot exist without sleep for more than a certain stated number of hours. "The medical men among us learned first of all that the textbooks tell lies. It was in late autumn. That's quite wrong. he wrote Man's Search for Meaning. a concentration camp. They didn't get a cold. of course. they had to take a cold shower and stand in the cold air with no clothes on. Though it was forbidden to take shoes up to the bunks. lie only on our sides. He was imprisoned with other doctors in Auschwitz. We could. He said. the weather was very cold. I'd been convinced that there were certain things I just could not do: I couldn't sleep without this. On each tier. He practices what is called logotherapy. and he said. The Nazis had imprisoned him in Auschwitz. "a few similar surprises of how much we could endure. a distinguished psychiatrist. He is a medical doctor – a distinguished psychiatrist.I visited Dr. crowded and huddled against each other. which had some advantages because of the bitter cold. and they stood stark naked still wet from the showers. We were surprised that we didn't catch cold. "Now." There were many similar surprises in store for the new arrivals." he said. they wouldn't give them a towel or anything at all. In the next few days." For example. some people did use them secretly as pillows in spite of the fact that they were caked with mud. We slept in beds that were constructed in tiers. "We were anxious to know what would happen. yet in spite of that and a 61 . We were unable to clean our teeth. what would be the consequence. They didn't get pneumonia. I would like to mention. "our curiosity evolved into surprise. Victor Frankel of Vienna some years ago. After the war. Each nine men shared two blankets.
” Dr. For days we were unable to wash. but do not ask us how. 'Yes. And she said. but they didn't. That is.' But our psychological investigations had not taken us that far yet." So. In the Psychic Digest a few years ago there appeared this story. dwelling in a higher level of consciousness. They were in a higher state of mind. A lot of people are deceived. We had to wear the same shirts for half a year. they ministered to people. She said neurotics and psychotics performed marvelous things during the war. "We had no vitamins. Her doctor explained the miracle that Virginia experienced in these words: "She purified her blood stream with her thoughts.severe vitamin deficiency. other people were also on starch diets. Fleet of London told me that during the war she was on a starch diet. Not many people know that Virginia Graham's success in her famous TV Girl Talk show came after she licked terminal cancer and made medical history. and all that. They had lost all appearance of being shirts. Nobody died. "If someone had asked of us the truth of the statement that flatly defines man as a being who can get used to anything." because the ways of the Infinite are past finding out. and we were healthier than before. neither had we prisoners reached that point. even partially. did not separate. unless there was frostbite. and our diet was contrary to all science. Under the pressure of war they became calm. She couldn't get the things that she was accustomed to. we would reply. the sores and abrasions in our hands. we had healthier gums than ever before." He said. because of frozen water pipes. a man can get used to anything. this came about as a result of Virginia's fervent prayers 62 . the same thing as this doctor found out. which were dirty from work and the soil. all scientific findings. They should all get pneumonia. "Don't ask us how. We are not victims of the weather." Actually. yet.
That's. She looked about to see what the occupants of that plane were like. harmony. in his writings pointed out that in Surrey. Another woman and she went and prayed in that area. There he was in a furnace. beauty. chemists. Another psychologist told about a student of his who had a clairvoyant vision." she claimed. a research scholar." This love of life communicates itself and is probably one of the reasons for her TV show climbing to the top. the two men in it were absolutely untouched.when she knew she would be healed and would live. England. She saw this plane on fire in her dream. of course. Clifton Pearce. just as she had dreamed. then cracked and fell. lo and behold. One of the men told them. and right action there in their minds and hearts. in 1936. the English Society for Psychical Research ran a series of tests on two Indian fakirs imported expressly for the purpose. It burned out about a hundred feet from the ground. They immersed in the Holy Omnipresence. and I sat back in the machine. and psychologists of 63 . she couldn't distinguish anything about them. they saw the plane come down. physicists. "I have a surviving point of view. Indian fakirs have walked on fire under controlled conditions under the skeptical eyes of science itself. and cracked. That man turned out to be the son of the lady she had asked to come and help her. They saw this airplane come out of the clouds in flames. At first. Doctors. In her dream they had been burned to a cinder. Down through the ages. But now in front of them. They contemplated the Presence of love. "I am not interested in sinking or floating. "I was about to throw myself out of the plane" and suddenly a sense of absolute peace and safety came. peace. And they proved it. And. In the higher levels of your mind you can't be burned. although the plane burned. absolutely true.
that God was punishing them. Quimby brought out years ago that sickness is of the mind. But don't judge according to appearances. said that when the sage goes forth into the jungle. he's built up immunity. They repeated the performance under a variety of conditions over a period of several weeks. No chemicals were used. the interior temperature 1400° C. Your five senses bring you an avalanche of sights. All right. as well as each other by means of our eyes. you tell a person who never heard of the word cancer that he or she has cancer. sounds. most of which are negative. He said that people often got their infection in the church. because there is in him no place where these can enter. and the stars. and summary concepts. Our eyes deceive us frequently. the moon. 64 .C. no preparations made. It has no effect whatever upon that person. but you can make them a cause. which made them sick. as Quimby points out. He had to teach them that God was a God of Love. They got this guilt complex and fear.Oxford graded the tests. We see the sun. Lao Tse in 600 B. He is God intoxicated. The Indians walked the fire under controlled conditions under the skeptical eyes of science itself. externals are not causative.of predictions of doom and gloom?. In other words. They had a belief in a punitive God. He said. He is not afraid of a javelin or the tooth of a rhinoceros. The great lie is that external things are causative. Fear! That's why Quimby said that fear is behind this disease. But. He has received the Divine antibody So. which function in a manner similar to a camera. and the surface temperatures were between 4500 and 5000 C.. Are you governed by your five senses during the day -. he carries no sword and no spear. There was no trickery or hallucination. They are not. Similar examples occur all over the world. And they create the disease.
we see 65 . scientists point out that x-rays reveal it to be porous. Your eye often misrepresents the true state of existence. You can see your mother if you close your eyes now. because our eyes are geared to see according to our beliefs. miniature universes. the sun sets. You are frequently deceived by what you look at. It only existed because your eyes were geared to a three-dimensional level. and white points. the two parallel lines of the rails seem to come together in the distance. black. Vision is spiritual. White figures seem to be larger than black ones. You saw it in the scale of your accustomed observation. it's malignant. it neither rises nor sets. A piece of steel seems solid. The faculty of clairvoyance is in all of us. You can see colors better when your eyes are closed. gray. yet no physical contact with each other. her face would look like a succession of gray. and maybe he or she fell down. if our eyes were geared in any other way. maybe it's only a harmless lump and you say that it is cancer. don't judge according to appearances. because it deals only with the surface appearance of fact.you tell a person who has heard of all the ravages of cancer. You know that you see with your mind. Your eye deceives you. Actually. You see in your dreams. Looking at the razorblade with the eyes of science. People say the sun rises. If you looked at a photograph of your mother with a magnifying glass. each having an extraordinarily rapid movement. and indestructible. depending on whether the paper is black. a stick inserted in water appears broken. when you stand on a railroad track. you see with your eyes closed. we would see things differently. In reality it is made up of trillions of animated. So. just like your body. We see nothing as it is in reality. or white. For example. the fear that ensues may result in developing cancer. yet. eternal. evil. The portrait of your mother disappears.
and everything is going wrong. If you burn yourself. Now is the day of salvation. it forgives you. it's a very dangerous thing to think that the planets or the stars are working against you. are suffering from your belief in a malefic configuration of the planets. they still refuse to believe it. It forgives you. because you are dealing with a timeless. If you cut yourself. and things are going upside down for you. It isn't the stars. You are making an external thing a cause. whatever you believe in your subconscious brings it to pass. If you say that you believe that a malefic configuration of the stars in the sky determines your fate. When they are told the truth. gives you new skin and tissue. God pronounced everything He made as good. The past is dead. gives you new skin also. it forms thrombin. God is the eternal now. Change this 66 . The Life Principle can't punish you. of course. Whether you are consciously thinking of it or not. You are not a victim of the past. It’s due to your belief. Let’s say that your sister and you are identical twins and. So. It's always seeking to heal. were born at the same time under the same stars. They think God up there is punishing them. but thinking makes it so. Therefore. it's your belief. You made that law for yourself. spaceless being. Its eyes are too pure to behold iniquity. You are making an external thing a cause. There is nothing good or bad. She has taken up the study of the Science of Mind or a similar concept and is leading a marvelous and wonderful life. on the other hand. It's not the external thing.electrons in perpetual motion that travel at the rate of several thousands of miles per second. there is no past to worry about. you are jinxed. You are not a victim of karma. You. The Infinite cannot punish you. Nothing matters but this moment. Too many people believe a lie.
He went to a astrologer. he hated to go home. And so forth. Thoughts which you emotionalize and accept as true return to your subconscious and produce effects in your body and affairs according to their nature. "I hate the sight of her. and you change your destiny. ." That frightened the life out of him. The trouble was within himself. Gary L. because I have two children and they need her. He was gradually going blind. I can't stand to look at her. You change your mind now. You punish yourself with the misuse of law. Our troubles are not in the stars. She won't give me a divorce. Mars is square your sun. they are in us. I can't see my way out. however. Among his frequent expressions to me were. And a new beginning is when you enthrone God-like ideas in your mind and live with them. which are not always true. The real cause of his eye trouble. "The planets are against you. was that he wanted to exclude his wife from his world. and a new beginning is a new end. He said she was a nagger. It had nothing to do with the planets. You are not a victim of the past. That's the good news. The real cause of Gary’s eye trouble was that he wanted to exclude his wife from his world. nothing to do with the 67 . the gospel. and I want the children. He thought the stars were against him now." His subconscious mind accepted these feelings and statements as requests and proceeded to respond by occluding his vision so that eventually he wouldn't be able to see. She said. in ourselves. and the truth of being. and she made a chart for him.moment. He thought the difficulty might be emotional. Your five senses bring reports to you from the outside world. who believed a lie. but often are harmful and destructive. Then the desert of your life will rejoice and blossom as the rose. The future is your present thinking grown up. The ophthalmologist couldn't find anything radically wrong with his eyes.
negative emotions. In a month's time his vision was back to normal. You can eat the choicest food in the world and get up hungry from the table. they prayed every night and morning by reading together psalms and meditations from spiritual writings. full of vitamins and minerals. She cooperated by ceasing to nag. Many people think disease is out there and that he body catches disease. "Colitis runs in my family. You give power to the Almighty that's within you. He was lying to himself. and observing a special diet for colitis. blamed heredity and diet as the cause. You don't give power to external things. That's why the whole world believes a lie. They also began to speak to one another kindly and lovingly. They die because of negative." What we need is spiritual food. omnipotent. The ophthalmologist congratulated him. They began to pray together. rest cures. The negative emotions will turn that 68 . You don't make a created thing a cause. Gary had been lying to himself by blaming the stars and planets. supreme. hungry for love. Moreover. Disease means a lack of peace. My grandmother and mother had it also. I arranged for Gary and his wife to meet with me and I explained the workings of the mind. Disease is of the mind. a lack of ease. He said. or harmony. thwart it. Andrew L. People eat the choicest food in the world. He had been taking sedation. That's why the world believes a lie. seeing God in each other. challenge it. had been suffering from colitis for along time when he came to see me. and still they die. All disease is of the mind.atmosphere. There is nothing to oppose it. and vitiate it. peace. I'm sure the food I eat has something to do with my trouble. Nothing happens in the body except it first happens in the mind. destructive emotions. when all the time the true cause was in his destructive.
and had never been away from their mothers for more than thirty days in their whole lives. Andrew had a similar conflict. and the onset of their colitis was associated with a conflict between the mother tie and desire for marriage. A few months later. Her research showed that in a number of cases . failing to see that the cause of his sickness was purely emotional. She accepted his decision and welcomed the girl into the family. ever more give us this bread. he came to see me. None of these men was married. I explained to him that the commandment did not mean unqualified obedience. He was afraid to defy her and felt guilty if he did not do her wishes. I told him to pray for his mother and wish her only good things and she will come to the realization that she was preventing him from true happiness. His ulcerated colitis cleared up miraculously in a few weeks. Flanders Dunbar. Lord. harmony. and love. He had met a fine young woman and told his mother he planned to marry her. the bread of peace.food into poison that you eat. I pointed out to Andrew that Dr. He had been deceiving himself for several years. whom I cited in Chapter 2 of this book had made a study of colitis patients in several hospitals in New York. His mother had dominated him all of his life. We need the bread of heaven. He took the commandment “Honor Thy Father and Mother” literally. the men who suffered from colitis were tied to their mothers. He told me his mother had changed and their relationship had improved. . was due to the poison pocket of resentment in the crevices of his soul. This man did not deliberately give himself colitis. his trouble came from the accumulation of his negative and destructive thinking. 69 .
and enmity. but also the cause of our successes and triumphant achievements. trials. resentment. in essence. But all these difficulties are caused by mental patterns and beliefs lodged in our subconscious mind. Phyllis K. Analyze the water. sometimes God. It's the belief. These constantly fed subconscious patterns are not only the cause of all ills. The great lie is that we are constantly attributing causation outside ourselves. If you believe in a shrine. This fallacy exacerbates problems and certainly will not cure them. It arranges all the deposited thoughts into a complex pattern. environment. not the thing believed in. it's the same as the water in your own home. fear. conditions. It isn't the thing believed in. and circumstances. It exemplifies one of the great misunderstandings we have about God. People frequently blame circumstances. We blames conditions. was very upset about her Aunt Ellen. is the belief in material causation. our subconscious will act on that belief. we shall reap these things. You will constantly hear people claim that material circumstances are the source of their difficulties. She asked why didn't God do something for her? I hear this question from so many people. If we sow thoughts of sickness. Wipe such ideas from your mind. The great lie. it's your belief. and most generous Now she was suffering from a devastating illness. We demonstrate what we believe. Whatever we sow in our subconscious mind we shall reap. it isn't the shrine. If we believe a lie. and tribulations. It has nothing to do with a shrine. it has nothing to do with the water. She told me that her aunt was kind-hearted. 70 . and other people as the source of their problems.The subconscious mind is a law. If you think if you bathe in certain waters you are going to be healed. religious.
So. wholeness. When trouble of any kind comes. all of us have many beliefs and ideas that we have 71 . that God's love dwells in her mind and body. vitality. All our experiences are the result of our subconscious beliefs and assumptions. and events of our lives are the result of the totality of our beliefs. She knows how to pray regularly and systematically. She now believes that her body is subject to her thoughts and feelings. She is no longer that way. All the experiences. Her father had died from a similar condition and she was certain she would too. she made excellent progress. Belief in this great lie will prevent recovery. knowing that a divine Presence is flowing through her as beauty. As she changes her mind. something they may catch. conditions. Her aunt had a coronary condition and she believed that it was incurable. she couldn't get a healing. independent of her thinking. All experiences. Moreover. so she will change her body. then change your thought and keep it changed. look upon it as nature's signal that you are thinking wrongly in that direction. That was her real belief. it is simply an outpouring of your subconscious mind out of the heart of the issues of life. That's the great lie that the whole world believes that sickness is out there somewhere. She found herself healed. and strength. Once her aunt accepted that she was laboring under a false belief. there are only incurable people. She ceased to be under the spell of the great lie that her heart is a material object with laws of its own.Both Phyllis and her Aunt Ellen were completely deceived in believing that sickness is independent of the mind. naturally. No matter what happens in your life. There are no incurable diseases. She realized that sickness has no power beyond what she gives it in her own thought. conditions and events that you experience are mathematical reproductions of the subconscious patterns-subconscious beliefs and conditioning.
and the only way was by car. There is only One Power. which is the way you think. He didn't want to drive that day. if you believe that sitting near a fan will give you a stiff neck. he was very upset. your subconscious mind will see to it that you get a stiff neck--not because of the fan. I had read my horoscope this morning and it said that there was great danger of an automobile accident and he should be very careful. we shall surely reap. totally damaging both his car and the other car. The stars have nothing to do with your life. 72 . There is no other power. injuring the driver of the other car and barely escaping serious injury to himself. and believe. The planets and stars are all molecules moving in space like the Earth. For example.long since forgotten. It's molecules moving in space. His great fear brought on these accidents. He wondered what he had done to deserve such trouble. or substance in the universe. The fan is harmless. His subconscious mind took his great fear as a request and manifested it on the screen of space. but he had to go for a job interview. came to see me. Thoughts that are emotionalized are dramatized into experience by the subconscious mind. They have power to manifest in and influence our lives. hidden in the deeper recesses of our subconscious mind. You call it consciousness. that's the Spirit within you. but because of your erroneous beliefs. cause. what you give mental consent to. All our beliefs and tendencies with which we were born are still with us. you don't say the fan gives you a stiff neck. I have seen people working under a fan all day. There is nothing evil in this universe. What we sow. Earlier that day he had a bad automobile accident. He said I sensed that I would have an accident. When Jack M. feel. perhaps going back to childhood. Surely. He said that he was charged with fear when he read it. which represents innocuous molecules of energy oscillating at a higher frequency. and it has no effect whatever upon them.
I gave this man a prayer to use regularly and elaborated on the point that if he filled his mind with these great truths, his subconscious mind would accept them accordingly; and he would be under a subconscious compulsion to drive harmoniously and peacefully; that nothing would ever happen to him again. This is the prayer I gave him, suggesting that he use it regularly and systematically until it became a part of him: This is God's car (his own car). It's God's idea. It moves from point to point freely, joyously, and lovingly. God's wisdom guides this car in all its ways. God's order, symmetry, and beauty govern the mechanism of this car at all times. God's Holy Presence blesses this car and all its occupants. The driver of this car is an ambassador of God. He is full of love and goodwill to all. God's peace, truth, and understanding always govern the driver. God directs all decisions, making straight, beautiful, and perfect the way. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon the driver, making all roads a highway for his God." In order for your world to change, you have to change your mind. You can't go on thinking the same old way; in order to begin to think in a new way, you have to get some new ideas. You have to find out about the laws of mind. You have to get a reed for your new thinking. Therefore, you begin to think on whatsoever things are true, lovely, noble, and Godlike. You realize that your thoughts are creative. Whatever you impress on the subconscious, good or bad, is expressed. Therefore, you begin to have a healthy, reverent, wholesome respect for your thoughts. There is a reason for your thinking then. There are many people who blame the weather for their colds, aches, and pains, also for their depression, melancholia. They also say, "He is blocking my good. Only for that fellow in the office, I'd be promoted." You are making a god of
another person. That's the big lie. There's only One God. ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me. I, the Lord, thy God, as a jealous God” --jealous in the sense that you mustn't know another--because then your mind is double-minded, you are unstable, you are pressing up and down on the elevator. We don't know what you believe in. There's only One Power. You don't put another person on a pedestal and say, "You are a new God I've got to worship; you are blocking my good." Now, how on earth can you make any sense out of that? There's only One Being: It's Infinite Presence and Power within you. There is nothing to oppose that. It's omnipotent; it created the world. None shall stay its hand and say unto it, what doest thou? No one can oppose It. It's all powerful, the Ever Living One. Say to yourself: “I want good health. Infinite Spirit opens up a new door for me where I express myself at the highest level and where I exercise my faculties to the highest degree and be free from illness and full of vitality.” Then you realize that the power of the Almighty is backing you up. You go to the Source. Stop believing in that big lie. The whole world believes a lie. The air, as we said, is harmless. Stop polluting the atmosphere with strange notions, false doctrines, and weird beliefs. People talk about pollution, but you never hear them talk about the pollution of the mind with resentment, hostility, anger, hate, and all this sort of thing. You must learn the great truth that no person, situation, or condition causes you to be ill, unhappy, lonesome, or to suffer from pecuniary embarrassment. There is no use blaming yourself. There is no one to blame, at all. The beliefs and impressions made in your subconscious mind cause all your experiences and events of your life. Someone may call you a skunk. Well, are you going to get angry and upset? Just say, “you have no power to upset me today;
God's peace fills your soul"? Or, you can say, "God loves me and cares for me," and go on about your business. Now, don't tell me that that person has power to disturb you. If so, you are suffering from the great lie. That's the biggest lie of all time. The suggestions and statements of others have no power to disturb you. You know that very well unless you are a mental case. You can curse or bless. It's the movement of your own mind, and there is no law preventing you from saying, "God loves me and cares for me." You neutralize that negative thought or that angry thought. You make constructive energy out of it, don't you? You must learn the great truth: No person, situation, or condition has any power to disturb you. Millions are suffering from the great lie, because they are self-hypnotized by an accumulation of false ideas, beliefs, opinions, and sense evidence. Your subconscious mind acts as law to manifest or portray the accumulated patterns that are dwelling in your deeper mind. Nothing happens by chance; everything is pushed from behind, as Emerson said. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and medical doctors delving and probing into your deeper mind have demonstrated that you are not aware of these inner patterns, not having placed them there knowingly. Many persons assume that they do not have them; then they establish alibis and excuses of all kinds to justify themselves. Quimby proved a hundred years ago that the body moves as moved upon, the body acts as acted upon; that it has no volition, no self-conscious intelligence, no activity of itself. The body doesn't catch disease. The body is characterized by inertia; the body is waves of light, molecules moving at tremendous speed. You can
play on your body the melody of God or of hate; the body doesn't care. It is characterized by inertia. It's an emotional disk upon which you play your emotions. As I explained to you previously, if you sever a part of your body it can't suffer from disease; it undergoes decomposition. I'd like to reiterate that because it's so true. Therefore, you know very well that all disease takes place in the mind. Disease is lack of ease, lack of poise, lack of peace. That's why you read in the Bible all the time, “Go in peace; thy faith hath made thee whole.” Why in peace? Because their mind was in turmoil; they were emotionally disturbed, overwrought, envious, hateful, whatever it might be. But they had no peace of mind. If they had peace of mind they couldn't be sick. Don't you know this? It's impossible to have a healthy mind in a sick body. A healthy mind leads to a healthy body. The great lie operates from many angles. There are those who blame the Devil for their problems, but there is no such being. You know what the Hebrews use for a title for that? Ayim. It means the eye, for the eye slays the fact. Your eye deceives you. The earth moves around the sun, or the earth is flat, or something of that nature. Your eye deceives you, so they call the Devil the eye. Ayim. And they also called it laughter, mirth; because there is no such being. They said the Devil is God upside down. The morbid, twisted, distorted concept that people have of a God of love: To the forward, I am forward; to the pure, I am pure. There is only One Power; there can't be two, or three, or a thousand. Just One. That's the greatest of all truths, you know. Devil. D-e-v-i-l. Spell it backwards. L-i-v-e-d. If you are living life backwards, that's your evil, or your devil, isn't it? In Hebrew, Satan, means to slip, to err, to deviate from the truth. Surely, that's your Devil. When you deviate from the truth,
when you misuse the law, it’s misunderstanding, misinterpretation of life. Wherever the Universal Presence and Power diversifies Itself, It limits itself. So, you see through a glass darkly. So, misunderstanding is the only Devil there is. Or, you could call it ignorance, another word for it. Buddha called it ignorance. It means living life backwards. Spell lived backwards; that's what you have. The ancient Hebrew mystics said that the Devil is one who lies about God, a slanderer, one who slanders, or tells lies about the truth of the Infinite. Good and evil are subject to movements of your mind. Relative to the Living Spirit within you, which is God, of course. The forces of nature are not evil; it depends entirely on the use we make of the elements of nature and the forces within us, whether we have a constructive or a negative reaction. The great lie is to enthrone the idea in your mind that things, conditions, and phenomena are the determining causes of your misery, suffering, and misfortune. That's the biggest lie of all times. There is no one to change but yourself. You are your own savior. To think that some man is going to save you is the biggest lie in the world, because your Bible tells you point blank, I rejoice in God, my Savior. There is only One God; there can't be two gods, two powers, impossible spiritually, mentally, or any other way. A banker, said to me one time that several members of his staff were out due to virus infection. He was afraid of catching it also. He wanted to know how to protect himself. I replied, telling him that he was afraid of an invisible virus that he couldn't see. It had no power over him. I pointed out he was suggesting to himself that he might be liable to the infection, that the suggestions and statements of others had no power to create the things they suggest. They don't! The power is in you, the movement of your own thought. “Choose ye this day whom ye will serve.”
a curse if you disobey. and your whole being. neither shall you give my praise. I told him to reject the suggestion of infection completely. Cease looking upon matter as evil. he had no flu. Life Awareness. God is my health. Power. place. therefore. God lives. circumstance. a blessing if you obey the law. I am all health. or condition. conditions.” When you say. and events. therefore. the Beautiful.Hold before you this day a blessing and a curse. which have no power. Suggestions of others are powerless. You are in charge of your own mind. there is none else. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. I feel wonderful. and Substance. My glory you shall not give to another. your mind. Cause. that others. That's the Only Presence." you are announcing the Presence and the Power of God in yourself. and you have the wonderful opportunity to affirm that God's peace and love fills your heart. From the rising of the sun to the setting of the same. What is true of God is true of me. Cease giving power to people. I am the Lord. not in the other. moves. have no power. and there is none else. Matter is the lowest 78 . Then you no longer love the One. He affirmed frequently as follows: "I and My Father are one. Spirit and matter are one." You can rest assured. The big lie is to give power to any person. The creative action is always in his own thought and feeling. and the Good. That is my name. I can't be sick. I also pointed out that nothing could happen to him except through the creative power in his own mind. Pure Being. Health is mine. I am the Lord. or thing. Peace is mine. God can't get sick. I live now and have my being in God. and has His being in me. "I AM. Joy is mine. The Spirit was never hurt or wounded. God can't be sick. you know. The Power is always in you.
strength. You made that law for yourself. The great lie. 79 . the way you think. It enables you to reject the power of externals. believe. I AM the Lord. The Lord is your own consciousness. "The Lord is my light and my salvation. in essence. It takes the burden off your shoulders. But all these difficulties are caused by mental patterns and beliefs lodged in our subconscious mind. and wisdom. Matter and invisible energy are one. the manifestation is the effect. It sets you on the high road to peace of mind. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. your state of consciousness. sometimes God. is the belief in material causation There is nothing good or bad. Thought is cause. Of whom shall I be afraid?" This one verse of the 27th Psalm gives you personal freedom from all fear. I will come and heal thee. it changes the person who prays. and happiness. God in the midst of you is guiding you now. Energy and matter are one. In A Nutshell The great lie is that we are constantly attributing causation outside ourselves.degree of Spirit. “I AM the Lord that healeth thee. feel. your own awareness. environment. and Spirit is the highest degree of matter. This is why thoughts are things. and the reasoning behind your belief. but thinking makes it so. Scientists inform us that energy and matter are interchangeable.”. Let us have a wonderful prayer. Prayer changes things. health. It reveals to you the Source of all power. your own Life Principle. and circumstances. We blames conditions. His peace fills your soul. thy God. God's love saturates your whole being.
You can't go on thinking the same old way. And a new beginning is when you enthrone God-like ideas in your mind and live with them. and weird beliefs. false doctrines. good or bad. hate. In order for your world to change. Whatever you impress on the subconscious. and you change your destiny. you begin to have a healthy. 80 . hostility. it forgives you. you have to get some new ideas. It arranges all the deposited thoughts into a complex pattern. is expressed. It forgives you. wholesome respect for your thoughts. and all this sort of thing. The subconscious mind is a law. It's always seeking to heal. Therefore. Nothing matters but this moment. you have to change your mind.The Life Principle can't punish you. but you never hear them talk about the pollution of the mind with resentment. There is no past to worry about. The past is dead. in order to begin to think in a new way. but also the cause of our successes and triumphant achievements. and a new beginning is a new end. The Infinite cannot punish you. People talk about pollution. If you burn yourself. Change this moment. reverent. These constantly fed subconscious patterns are not only the cause of all ills. anger. gives you new skin and tissue. Stop polluting the atmosphere with strange notions.
Chapter 4 – How to Use Your Healing Power Readers of the Bible note that many diseases. saith the Lord. who healeth all thy diseases. It is written in the Bible. and other related fields. I will restore health unto thee and heal thee of thy wounds. who satisfies thy mouth with good things. the reign of so-called matter. psychology. and the meaning of the various names that the Bible forms. All this is prophetic of the termination of the power of the five senses. I will come and heal thee. a magnificent work on the mental and emotional disorders behind various diseases. thy God. and the re-establishment of the reign of Divine Intelligence and of the Infinite Healing Presence behind all things. knowledge of the meaning of symbols. All over the world today men and women of various creeds are awakening to the tremendous therapeutic results following the application of mental and spiritual laws in the fields of medicine. “I AM the Lord that healeth thee. who restoreth thy youth like the eagle. psychiatry. the key to all the stories in the Bible. but the diseases described today have scientific names derived from medical terminology and often differ from the names used in biblical times. Flanders Dunbar’s Emotions and Bodily Changes.” The Bible is a psychological textbook that teaches how to overcome all problems. It teaches the science of life. Evidence is being adduced and articles written to the effect of destructive mental and emotional conflicts as the cause of all kinds of disease. medical conditions and symptoms of diseases are described Many of these are similar to the diseases we moderns suffer. 81 . One of the pioneering books in this field is Dr. It explains how we get into trouble and teaches us how to get out of trouble. I am the Lord. .
There is but one mind common to all individuals. The Bible really was most likely written by names of the nameless. fire burns it not. There is only one mind. 'twill never die. Move from glory to glory until the dawn appears and all the shadows flee away. No beginning or end. revealing to you everything you need to know. words. Go forward in the light. It says: 82 . ideas. which healeth thee. The following Biblical quotation forms a sound basis for all healing. it is necessary to tune in with the writers. wind blows it not away. A memory of everything that has ever transpired is within your subjective mind. and feelings are reproduced in our mind. Elijah. It tells us what we are here for. As I write or speak on these wonderful Bible stories. ”For I am the Lord. or Higher Self. flowing through your conscious mind. Use that Presence and Power. claiming and knowing that their ideas. thoughts. 'Twas never born. This is possible without the ordinary channels of sensuous communication. That mind is one – one mind common to all individuals. You can get quiet and still. We do not know who actually wrote the gospels. feeling the living Intelligence within you. Paul. In a state of intra-communication of mind with mind it is possible to have transmitted to your mind all the thoughts. in meditation: What did the writer of these stories mean when they wrote them? And the mind that wrote them is the mind that reads them. That mind is within you. and feelings of another mind with which you are in tune or rapport.To fully understand when others speak or write. The same healing presence which Moses. Water wets it not. I say to my deep self. and Jesus used is available today.” What is it? The Living Spirit within you that created you. It is possible for you to tune in on that infinite ocean of wisdom within you.
It knows all the processes and functions of 83 . all the time. Therefore. And he closed the book. it is certainly truer. Claim your health now. It answers you." Your good is this moment. he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted. to preach deliverance to the captives. Present everywhere. and sat down." Not tomorrow. For as the Upanishads said. He said. And the eyes of all of them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. a definite geographical location. It will set you on High because you have known its name." This is one of the most remarkable and extraordinary statements in the whole Bible. next week. or next year."The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. but now. the soil. Why wait for it? The peace of God floods your mind this very moment. and recovering of sight to the blind. It's omnipresent. "God is the Eternal Now. If the use of the Healing Principle is going on all the time and is applicable to all people. and confined to just certain people. claim peace now. and more fascinating than if it were an historic event of a certain deed. The Healing Presence and the peace of God are within you this very moment. because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. everywhere. It's within you. The Healing Presence is omnipresent: It is present in the dog. It created you from a cell. and everywhere. and he gave it again to the minister. to set at liberty them that are bruised. that Healing Presence is within you. As you call upon It. The answer to the question is very simple. more interesting. the tree. this minute. this day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. Someone asked me in one of my classes on the Healing Miracles if the healing stories in the Bible were true. And he began to say unto them. "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. the cat. It will be with you in trouble.
the All Wise One. and opinions of your mind. this moment. and you can experience Divine love welling up in your heart for all people. The Bible writer tells you that no matter what you are seeking. God is the solution. the Self-Renewing One. It answers you. and ideas. saturating my mind. rejecting all the false beliefs. You can also attract your Divine companion now. therefore. What you are seeking in the future is 84 . spiritual drama taking place in the consciousness of all people everywhere throughout the world. It's the Ever Living One. it exists now. because it's the solution to all problems. is the savior in you." The Power of the Almighty is within you. as yourself. looking at the thoughts. they get results. theories. the All Knowing One. I will answer you. You can say. It fills my whole being. and announcing the presence of your ideal or the state desired. "Some day I will have peace"? The God of peace is within you. Why wait for power? It's already there. The nature of the Infinite Presence and Power is to respond to you. You will receive energy and strength as you call upon it.your body. "God's love saturates my mind and my heart. beliefs. Look upon God. now is the accepted time. You do this in the present tense. Call upon me. see it as a great psychological. So. Love is here this very moment. and the Healing Power. Look upon the following dramatic episodes recorded in the Bible as stories about yourself and your friends awakening from darkness to the light within. Wisdom can do all things. It knows all and sees all. my heart. In order to understand the Bible. which is called your synagogue in the Bible." And the God of love will respond. possessed of faith and confidence. Now is the day of salvation. Why wait for a healing? Why postpone it? Why say. and my whole being. It is all-wise. And when they pray scientifically. You can claim: "God's river of peace flows through me now. the Healing Presence.
he came out of him. I think he or she is possessed by a demon. He had a remarkable. and hurt him not. Today the psychiatrist. Hold thy peace. "I claimed that God's love and peace filled his mind and that God was right there. what have we to do with thee. And Jesus rebuked him. She replied. This had its corollary in the belief that all psychotics or mentally deranged people were demon possessed. the young man asked the woman what she did. saying. saying. I claimed that God's 85 . Let us alone. Being curious. and come out of him. psychologist. There is the story of a young man who was traveling on an ocean liner to India and saw a raving maniac completely healed by an American woman who prayed aloud for him.present now." There was a belief in ancient times that when a person was insane that person was possessed by demons or devils. the following: "And they were astonished at his doctrine. the Holy One of God. We read in the Bible." At one time people tried various methods in order to drive demons out of the mind or body of the person. thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art. In Bible days exorcism in its various forms became the regularly accepted form of therapy for the mentally disordered patient. instantaneous healing. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst. You are very familiar with the sudden and miraculous change often seen nowadays when a manic-depressive condition of an individual is cured by shock therapy. Even today somebody will say: "Oh. and spiritual leader try to bring about an adjustment of the personality and a cleansing of the mind of all negative thoughts and false beliefs. And in the synagogue there was a man that had a spirit of an unseen devil and cried out with a loud voice. Your knowledge of the laws of your mind is your savior. right where you are. for his word was power.
opinions. all demons or devils are negative states of mind that are being developed.” The devil is God upside down. The One Alone Who lives in the hearts of all men. All demons or devils are negative states of mind. You are empowered to cast out demons by affirming your unity and oneness with God. This is the story from a spiritual standpoint. a twisted. Just one. The Lord. and jealousy. Pray with confidence like the woman on board the ship prayed for the maniac by silently concentrating on the dissolving power of God's love upon the person. Thus. And. 0 Israel. or three. because our creative power has been used in an ignorant and destructive manner. the hold of evil thoughts will be broken.love and peace filled his mind and his whole being. Evil is living life backward. hatred. then you silently or audibly. such as complexes and other various poison pockets in our own subconscious mind. with feeling and faith. thy God. The 86 . Spell it backwards. speak the word of health." Her realization of the Presence and Power of God in the afflicted man was instantaneously resurrected in his mind and a healing followed. Aren't you going against life? Obsessions. harmony. dogmas. “Synagogue” in the Bible refers to our own minds. The Bible says that we are to go into our own synagogue. beliefs. Go thy way. thy faith hath made thee whole. or a thousand. ill will. as well as all negative states such as resentment. is one Lord. That's why your greatest truth is the Biblical injunction: “Hear. and they are really devils. not two. and all other mental aberrations are a result of habitual negative thinking. dual personalities. we cast out of our minds the false theories. for these are the devils that bedevil us. Her faith made him whole. crystallizing into definite states of mind. distorted concept of a God of love. morbid. and inner peace. for there is only One Presence a One Power. So. through spiritual awareness.
This means that you who are illumined by the light will not under any circumstances permit negative mass mind thoughts to dissuade you to turn away from the belief in the One Supreme Power. your feeling. the power of any so-called negative or evil force. for which authority and power he commanded the unclean spirits. Know that you have the authority to speak the word. Reject completely the verdicts and opinions of those around you. Your word is your awareness. once and for all. which is one and indivisible. That is. What have we to do with thee?" And he rebuked him. That is.supposed devil cries out: "Let us alone. follow the teachings of the Bible herein set forth. and they came out. and therein feel the mental atmosphere of freedom and peace of mind for the sick person. The method of healing used by Jesus here was the word of authority. If you are praying for a mentally deranged person. and your conviction. saying: "Hold thy peace. giving no power to symptoms or the nature of the mental blocks. The moment you accept it completely. The Bible cautions us not to parley with evil. rehearsing in your mind the truths about God in the presence of your assembled thoughts and opinions. which means the temple of your own mind. Go into your synagogue." To rebuke means that you completely reject. without reservation. Psychologically it is the union of your conscious and subconscious mind. There gather your thoughts together. Be full of faith and confidence as you enter the realm of your mind. the healing takes place in the person for whom you are praying. and come out of him. You do not admit for one moment that demons have any power or that there are such entities. to feel and know your 87 . Do this emphatically and with a sense of inner knowing. you have reached the point of agreement or complete mental acceptance of that which you affirm as true.
knew that when he thought of his patient he was in command of the other person's mind and body. jealousy. In ancient times. Your mood. hostility. There are many evil spirits. resentment. revenge. inasmuch as it is the Infinite Presence and Power speaking through you. it came to pass that upon the verbal command of the exorcist. or emotion. the profession of exorcism was and is a very profitable one. is the Spirit operating at the human level. the so-called devil would often incontinently fly. such as hatred. Quimby's inner conviction that what was true of God was true of his patients was the word that he sent. Doctors and scientists are conducting experiments in hypnosis. that is. He duplicated many of the miracles recorded in the Bible. the great American healer. Phineus Quimby. It could be said that an evil spirit obsesses a person with intense hatred. They know. that is. and even today in some parts of the world. the Bible. And accordingly. Sometimes the patient would go into convulsions on hearing the magic name of God pronounced. and of hearing the name of God pronounced. In ancient times the idea was current that anyone was liable at any time to be taken possession of by a devil. The general belief was that the demons were afraid of holy water. He sent his word and healed them. and according to the belief of the exorcist is it done unto him. the power of their own fearful thought. negative emotions. You can see that the whole procedure is one of belief. Many persons who easily entered the subjective condition through fear found themselves possessed by devils.thought is authoritative. and so on. leaving the patient free. And more exorcists were then employed. Then he contemplated his Divine perfection. for example. The law governing your subjective mind is that it is amenable to suggestion. they can cause a subject under 88 .
This is called compulsion. psychotic. which acts upon suggestion. The subconscious mind will exhibit as many different kinds and degrees of deviltry as there are devils embraced at the suggestion given. faithfully reproduces the role of the devil with the same extraordinary acumen that it would impersonate any other character's suggestion. and your subconscious mind. Many people come to see me and write me saying that they hear voices all the time. They believe evil spirits possesses them. Experimentally. and that person will jump. According to the faith of the operator. The ceremony of exorcism. In experiments when the suggestion is relieved. the desired result is achieved. The same applies if they say that when you see a cat you will jump. The fact that the trouble is susceptible of cure by ritual or ceremony points merely to its mental origin.hypnosis to act like an insane person by suggestion. manic types of insanities can be demonstrated by suggestion. It is that faculty of intelligence within you that enables 89 . in a trance-state a person can be told to jump with one foot in the air when seeing a dog. constitutes a most powerful suggestive command to the subjective mind. For instance. depressive type. I tell them 'that I hear voices also. the subject being instructed that it was only a suggestion. Clairaudience is a faculty of the human mind. which is even today in use by certain organizations. the mental aberrations disappear. You can be told a bad spirit or the devil possesses you. any type of insanity can be brought about by appropriate suggestions given to subjects in the trance state. What terrible things these voices are saying. If given a post-hypnotic suggestion. he or she will repeat the performance after being awakened. It is easy to see where the so-called devils come from. precluding the possibility of it being attributable to mundane causes or external entities. The schizophrenic.
A few weeks ago I clearly heard an answer to a question that had perplexed me for some time. for example. or the voice of a disembodied spirit. These words did not come from some discarded entity. your subconscious will follow the suggestion given. and murderers in charge of our mind. by means which appeal to your senses. you believe there is a guardian angel speaking to you.your objective mind to receive communications from your own subjective mind by means of spoken words. the same law of suggestion applies and governs the character of their clairaudient manifestations. The subjective or subconscious mind within each of us is of tremendous importance and significance. it is necessarily by such means as can be understood by you. and all further communication will be conducted on the basis assumed by you. Some attribute it to imagination. but it is at the same time amenable to good and bad suggestions. others attribute it as a subjective hallucination and regard it as such. The subconscious mind will assume the character suggested by the conscious mind. Your subconscious will assume the character of an angel or a devil according to the suggestion given. but they came from my own subjective self. or when the answer comes. The subjective possesses transcendent powers. Needless to say. Be sure that you influence it only constructively and harmoniously. assassins. Some attribute this phenomenon of hearing words from the subjective mind to spirits of the departed. 90 . That is. but it can be influenced negatively and positively. Place wisdom and Divine love in charge of your mind. We must not place gangsters. If. When you receive ideas from the subjective. There are many people who hear clairaudiently. Let faith in God and all things good take charge of your mind. which is one with boundless wisdom and infinite intelligence. I heard the words clearly.
and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them. Trust it completely. We must contemplate the Infinite perfection within us and keep on doing so until the day breaks and the shadows flee away. its life. I will come and heal thee. for God is indescribable beauty. and a healing will follow. I will restore health unto thee. It is a beneficent. beautiful. therefore. The Spiritual Power inspires.” That miraculous healing power is within you. It is. as love. It is the nature of the deeper mind to respond to the nature of your thought. Simon's wife's 91 . It is the wonderful healing Power. in Hebrew.” As you dwell in the secret place. I will heal thee of thy wounds. It responds to your thought. It's the only Power. and its peace. and joyous your way. It is sovereign and supreme. means to hear.” It is God in the midst of you mighty to heal. “And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever. It is God. Shimon. kindly Power. And he stood over her and rebuked the fever. In the Bible. making straight. The Lord is the Spiritual Power. saith the Lord. your refuge and your fortress. And they besought him for her. “He suffered not the demons to speak.Our failure is due to absence of faith in the disciples. for it is written: “I am the Lord that healeth thee. which are our mental faculties.” When the Bible speaks of entering into Simon's house. as inspiration. heals. strengthens. This Divine Power covers you with its love. as you contemplate God in His glory within you. thy God. because you know God's love surrounds and enfolds you. The word Simon. then you abide in the shadow of the Almighty. as beauty. it tells of Jesus entering into Simon's house. it refers to what you are hearing. “I am the Lord. and restores your mind and body. When you focus your attention on the idea of perfect health the Power of the Almighty will flow through your focal point of attention. it responds as mercy.
but go and show thyself to the priest.” A leper. fell on his face. or right action. or harmony. thou canst make me clean. by contemplating the Omnipresence of God. your mind). according as Moses commanded. or love. This is Divine Science in action. you must rise up in your synagogue (that is. Be thou clean. who. It means to be unclean. A leper in an impure condition is the result of being governed by the five senses with its fears. And it came to pass when he was in a certain city. saying: Lord. or sick state. “He put forth his hand and touched him. Then a wave of inner peace will follow. and nothing shall offend them. seeing Jesus. through erroneous thoughts. Behold. and a healing follows. And he put forth his hands and touched him. ‘I will. or the Source of all life. saying: ‘I will. is a person who. and all will be well. and erroneous thoughts.’” You've probably seen or heard about men and women laying hands on people. a man full of leprosy. I have seen a healer in England place his 92 .’ And immediately the leprosy departed from him. which means you should contemplate the inner Presence and Power is saturating every atom of your being.mother means the emotional state that follows what you have been hearing or giving attention to. If disturbed by some news. Be thou clean. So. This is exemplified in another passage from the Bible: “Great peace have they who love thy law. it means a person who is governed by the five senses and is psychologically and spiritually separated from the Divine Center. and he charged him to tell no man. Biblically speaking. and offer for thy cleansing. praying over them. of life. You rebuke the fever. superstitions. or if you become unduly excited. if thou wilt. for a testimony unto them. saying. or peace. and besought him. has separated himself from the real Source of mind. Divine Science is simply knowledge of your Divinity.
and hence. . It responds to all. Actually we are all natural born healers for the simple reason that the Infinite Healing Presence of God is within all people. It is omniscient. This is the time on earth procedure of healing. and so on. The Healing Presence is in you. this has occurred from time immemorial. and they have been healed. God’s healing presence is omnipotent. When the “healer” lays hands on another. It's everywhere. it's the Power that moves the world. through faith. It is as easy for the Infinite Healing Presence to heal a cancerous pancreas as a scraped knee. It's in the soil. or conviction is it done unto you. healed their ulcers. it is all wise. it is an appeal to the cooperation of that person’s subconscious mind. and according to your faith. It is a wise procedure to refrain from going around telling everyone you had a spiritual healing. causing you to doubt. the trees. Sometimes people refer to the person who practices the laying on of hands as a natural born healer. All of us can contact it with our thoughts.hands on rheumatic people and people who have arthritis or other problems. 93 . There is nothing that is too big or little. There are people who. which might undermine your faith. Many of your friends will pass derogatory and skeptical remarks. it's in the dog. It's omnipresent. Of course. it's the very life of all things. It belongs to all people down through the ages. guides the planets in their course. and the bird. It is all powerful. the cat. and others who healed a deep-seated condition that appeared to be an incurable malignancy. There are different degrees of faith. nor too hard or easy. undo the benefits you received from the prayers of the healer and your own mental acceptance. or feeling. It has occurred and will continue to occur. or awareness. causes the earth to revolve on its axis. A response takes place.
You no longer sizzle. and you are spiritually enriched.” A priest is a person who offers sacrifice. when you pray. your desire. Your feeling. in other words. you are the priest offering up the sacrifice. you offer your gift. and peace. Everybody's a priest. and happiness. Begin to think of the Infinite Healing Presence within you. That is. The Healing Presence touches every atom of your being. If you want a healing of your body. withdraw mentally from symptoms and evidence of senses. and the glory of God. You cleanse yourself by forgiving everyone. And you have forgiven yourself for harboring these negative thoughts. joy. Having cleansed your mind of all impurities. the light. Become engrossed and absorbed in the joy of having heard the good news of the joy of the answered prayer. because you are always mediating between the invisible and the visible through the medium of your own thought. You feel the response of the Spirit flowing through you. to God by galvanizing yourself into the feeling of being one with your ideal. This consumes the old state and gives birth to the new. All your attention is on your health and peace of mind. Your desire is your offering. So. because you can meet him or her in your mind and there is no sting there at all. We live in the love. by sincerely wishing for all those who may have seemed to hurt you all the blessings of life. harmony. Dwelling in conscious communion with the Divine. such as peace. you give up the lesser for the greater. and destructive thoughts.“Show thyself to the priest. That you must do. It is easy to become intoxicated with the Spirit. attitude. The Almighty Creative Power flows through the focal point of attention. All these things go out. You always know when you have forgiven everyone. or receptivity is the connecting link between the invisible and the visible. A state of exhilaration of the 94 . negative imagery. The five outward senses are now turned inward and focused on health. mood. love.
whole being takes place. or the Infinite Healing Presence. healing wounds and making us whole. The way your deeper mind works: As you exalt your thought patterns. giving It supreme recognition. points out the marvelous effects produced by prayer. we receive a corresponding flood of the Healing Power Which permeates every atom of our body. burns. claiming that the Healing Power saturates our mind and our body. and the only Power. Extreme activation of the processes of organic repair had set in. He recounts seeing wound lesions heal in a few seconds and pathological symptoms disappear in a few hours. and a healing follows. The law of your mind holds no grudges. claiming and affirming your good. Our body begins to function harmoniously. As you continue to pray scientifically. and so forth were due to nothing more than the release of the Healing Power within each one. God. See harmony and beauty made manifest. making you new. When we call upon this Presence within. so that each day adds a new joy. This spiritual awakening builds you up. and your whole being is revivified and recharged. Dr. Then we know the truth of the saying: Yet in my flesh or body shall I see God. the Unknown. no more so than the law of electricity. automatically responds to the new mental patterns and mental imagery. the law. the only Presence. It's atomic and molecular formation once more is transformed into the way it is in the Divine Center within us. Alexis Carrell. the Nobel Prize winner. 95 . or chemistry. your deeper mind. you are lifted up so that an outpouring of Spirit takes place. in Man. He cites the case of a cancerous sore which shriveled to a scar in front of his eyes. These healings of tumors. or mathematics. is the only Healer.
In the Bible a parable tells about a man afflicted with palsy who was carried in a bed by four men to Jesus. panic. So. yet the moment you follow the correct procedure you'll get water. You may have misused it for fifty years. And I say unto thee. “And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude. fear and panic. The man's legs would become locked so he could not move. And when he saw their faith. He said to himself. 96 . also afflicted with palsy and tremor. such as the principle of chemistry for making water. they went upon the housetop. You may have misused the principle of electricity. "I am going to deny the worst and return to the rock from whence I came. for the future is your present thinking grown up. It's timeless and spaceless. which created him and knew what to do. He was made to realize that his condition was exacerbated by his constant state of quarrel. or chemistry. and take up thy couch. or physics. arise. "This Healing Presence is omnipresent. omniscient. he said unto him. and go into thine house” I came across a modern story of a man. He said to himself. God is the Eternal Now. and the man would be frozen on the spot. and foreboding was wearing him down. So. He came to terms with the fact that he didn't have to have it. Man. change your mind now and you change your future. and there is no time or space in mind. your mind is a principle. your mind holds no grudge. that he could be healed.All you do is conform to the principle of electricity and the results follow. thy sins are forgiven thee. Panic and fear would ensue. This condition of constant fear." He turned to the Divine Presence within. even in the middle of a busy street. and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. The following procedure was adopted: The first step was to get him out of Nature's way.
For the body is a shadow of the mind.” We are. perfection." He aligned himself with the Infinite. As he changed his mind. we are also sinning. Your mind is a son or offspring of the Spirit. It is perpetually forgiving you. Your mind is always forgiving you. The Bible says. wholeness. because we are cohabiting mentally with evil. because the moment you present it with new mental imagery and lovely patterns of thought. hate.” The “son” is your own mind. We sin when we deviate or turn away from our announced goal or aim in life. With that mind you claim. but once the inner state of mind is changed through contact with the Healing Power and 97 . It is called the love of God. select. anyhow. choose. of course. God doesn’t judge. All men or women are sons or expressions of the Infinite. As he gradually filled his mind with these eternal verities. God. If you err in your judgment or decision. wisdom. beauty. when we resent. realizing that the Healing Presence was saturating every atom of his being and flowing through him as harmony. health. he became reconditioned to health and harmony. The palsied man could not be cured until his sins had been cancelled. peace.omnipotent. or the mercy of the Infinite. condemn. thereby attracting all manner of calamity. which should always be peace. it responds accordingly. he changed his body. harmony. trouble. He healed himself. If we think there is some power to challenge the One Power. “All judgment is given to the son. and right action. To indulge in morbid imagery and destructive thoughts we narrow our happiness and miss the target of a full and happy life. and perfect health. sinning also when we think negatively. and loss. belief in another power. or fear another person. you experience the automatic or compulsory reaction of your subconscious mind. “I am the Lord that healeth thee. But there is only One Healing Power. and arrive at decisions of conclusion.
such as fear. You do this by reminding yourself of the One Omnipotent Power and your faith in it. self-accusation. You must climb. visioning and imagining our perfect health and wholeness. never condemns. The outer change conforms to the inner. and that there is none to oppose. It is said they climbed up and opened the roof and let the palsied man down through the roof before Jesus. devotion. It is nothing but a conglomeration of sinister shadows. or thwart the Infinite Presence and Power in any way whatever. Faith means to look up to the One. We climb by faith. knowing that the great physician is within and that this Healing Power is healing you now. incurability. Truth means to go in one direction only. through our contact with the Almighty Power we stand upright in the law. we cease to condemn and forgive ourselves. condemnation. he now rises through the Power of the Almighty. challenge.a sense of oneness with it. He no longer is carried around by four men. You must go up the hill of God. and loyalty to the Infinite Presence and Power Which created you. The multitude refers to our mental accusers. the One Power. instead of lying down. Your mind is open and receptive. the law of life. You must go on the housetop if you want an answer to your prayer. they went upon the housetop. without reality and with nothing to sustain it. Then. and so on. prone. in a bed of false beliefs and fears of all kinds. you are lifted up. We soar aloft above our problem with wings of faith and disciplined imagination. remorse. symbolic of worldly belief and erroneous impressions of all kinds. When we realize the truth. When they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude. and you let your deep. or God. giving all your allegiance. All this means is that in contemplating God and the Divine Healing Presence within. Fear is the denial of the Infinite. abiding 98 . spiritual awakening.
a missionary's wife in South Africa. After prayer there was a growth of the whole hand at the end of the hour. There was a man whose right hand was withered and the scribes and Pharisees watched him. your loved one will rise up from the bed of pain. and it began to unfold like a flower in front of their eyes. about a child with a deformed left hand. he said unto the man.conviction in the idea of perfect health sink down to your subliminal levels within you. If your loved one is sick. the stars. Three fingers were missing. And he arose and stood forth. and said to the man which had the withered hand. misery. whether Jesus would heal on the Sabbath day. responds accordingly. She also states there was no doubt in the minds of the people who have followed developments that a perfect hand was forming. and suffering and walk the earth glorifying the Infinite. the moon. Surrender your loved one to God and realize that he or she is now immersed in the Holy Omnipresence. let in the healing light. And looking round about upon them all. happy. open up the roof of your mind. in their place were tiny stumps. Claim what's true of God is true of your loved one. As you continue to do this. that they might find an accusation against him. If you break the roof of a house you can see the heavens above. the sun. Another parable tells how Jesus entered into the synagogue and taught. We must not look upon this as 99 . But he knew their thoughts. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other” Elsie Simon. The I AM within you. He Heals Today. and stand forth in the midst. Don't let the press of worldly thoughts prevent you from receiving a healing. Stretch forth thy hand. which receives the impress of your conviction. See that person as radiant. “Rise up. and free. tells in her book.
food is your savior.miraculous or something supernatural. Stretch forth thy hand. or an eye. In the correct. esoteric interpretation of the Bible. if you are lost in the jungle. For example. where did organs of your body come from? If you made an icebox. the Healing Power of God can heal you. With your hand you fashion. If you are sick. She discovered that the Infinite Healing Presence was the savior of the child. you must look upon It as a drama taking place in your own consciousness. She is aware of the reality of what she prayed for and knows that the nature of the Infinite Intelligence is responsiveness. couldn't you mend it and supply the missing parts? When Jesus said. mold. be it what it may. The hand is a symbol of power. couldn't you fix it if it were out of order? Or. water is your savior. molds. however. and shapes the body. if you are dying of thirst. freedom is your savior. create. of effectiveness. which forms. a leg. According to thy faith it is done unto you. your prayer is always answered. and design. After all. if broken. can definitely grow a hand. You are the spiritual being in action when your conscious and subconscious minds agree in the realization of your wish or prayer When your conscious and subconscious agree. health is your savior. We must begin to realize that the Creative Power. You are Jesus in action when you know that the realization of your desire would save you from any predicament. we must not. of direction. your own mentality. Elsie Simon's faith in the Creative Power of God to form a new hand for a child caused the stunted arm to grow. confine the story of the man with the withered hand to its literal meaning. if you are in prison. If you are sick and dying of cancer or something. and if you are dying of hunger. The hand of the 100 . it must be understood that principles are metaphors in order to make and the message vivid and forceful. the Guiding Principle will lead you out.
When we begin to release the love. the All Wise One. and the Healing Power.Almighty means the Creative Power of God focused or directed on some objective. It is all-wise. and all further communication will be conducted on the basis assumed by you. Such a person does not function efficiently. In A Nutshell There is but one mind common to all individual men. with feeling and faith. It created you from a cell. and inner peace If you believe there is a guardian angel speaking to you. Paul. when feeling guilty. ”For I am the Lord. No beginning or end. The same healing presence which Moses. Your subconscious will assume the character of an angel or a devil according to the suggestion given. is not expressing his or her God-given powers. the Healing Presence. and the glory of the One Who Forever Is deep in the hearts of all men. For you can do all things through this God Power Which strengthens you. a person has a withered hand when suffering an inferiority complex. It knows all the processes and functions of your body. the light. Symbolically. which healeth thee. inadequate. You are empowered to cast out demons by affirming your unity and oneness with God. the All Knowing One. or defeated. or the voice of a disembodied spirit. Elijah. the Self-Renewing One. your subconscious will follow the suggestion given. We stretch forth our hand when we release the hidden power and become channeled through the Divine. It's the Ever Living One. speak the word of health. then you silently or audibly. 101 . ' The Healing Presence is within you. harmony. and Jesus used is available today.
or sick state. Begin to think of the Infinite Healing Presence within you. Then a wave of inner peace will follow. 102 . and a healing will follow Contemplate the inner Presence and Power is saturating every atom of your being. You rebuke the fever. and all will be well. The five outward senses are now turned inward and focused on health. by contemplating the Omnipresence of God. When you focus your attention on the idea of perfect health the Power of the Almighty will flow through your focal point of attention. withdraw mentally from symptoms and evidence of senses. or right action. The Healing Presence touches every atom of your being. or love. and peace. harmony. All your attention is on your health and peace of mind. or harmony. If you want a healing of your body. or peace. and you are spiritually enriched.It is the nature of the deeper mind to respond to the nature of your thought. You feel the response of the Spirit flowing through you. The Almighty Creative Power flows through the focal point of attention.
” That's a foolish philosophy of life. We destroy our ability to achieve and accomplish. This is the way many people talk. because we are all unique. you will actually become a channel for the Divine. Liquidate. and purposes of many are withered and frozen in the mind because they do not know how to bring their desires and ideals to pass. Their attitude toward life is all wrong. plans. otherwise you would not be here. Whenever you turn with confidence and trust to the Almighty Power within.Chapter 5 – Never Lose Faith Numbers of people are sick. Moreover. I must be satisfied with my lot. I could advance and be somebody. It's all-powerful. ideals. ambitions. and ill will. That Presence and Power could reveal their hidden talents to them. Life is progressive. because you are you. their work is shoddy and desultory. and inefficient. resulting in frustration and neurosis. There is no one in the entire world like you. it knows all and sees all. inept. The external world denies their desire. or Tom's connections. I was born on the wrong side of the tracks. and you will move from glory to glory. God hath need of you where you are. doubt. you will see many people stagnating. There is no end to our development or creativeness. If you look around you in your office or factory. unhappy. They do not sing in their hearts at their work. life is growth. just a nobody. literally dying on the vine. Not knowing the laws of mind and how to pray scientifically. But look at me. it's all-wise. Trust the Divine 103 . "If I had John's brains or his wealth. The dreams. knowing that you are guided and directed by this inner light and that you are expressing yourself fully. and eradicate from your mind fear. They are constantly demoting and depreciating himself or herself. banish. dissatisfied. yet within each person is the Living Spirit Almighty. by saying. they find their wonderful ideas are stillborn in their minds.
he marveled at him. guides. and then a Divine discontent will stir you again. what you are focused on in your mind.Presence completely. Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word. and you will see it made manifest on the screen of space. saying unto him. When Jesus heard these things. and he doeth it. And your vision is what you are looking at. what you are giving attention to. and your goal in life. Go all the way out on a limb and say with feeling and humility. is the soundest. trouble not thyself for I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof. I can do all things through the God Power. Realize you will always go where your vision is. and directs me. and he cometh. I say unto you. In the Bible we read the parable: “And when he was now not far from the house. Then you will be stretching forth your hand as you get a picture in your mind of what you wish to achieve. what you are gazing at. having under me soldiers. causing you to aim higher and higher. Do it now. and I say unto one. and to my servant. Go. Come. Stretch forth your hand. comforts." Watch the wonders you will perform. You will be satisfied for a while. simplest. Raise your sights. and he goeth. To stretch forth your hand. the centurion sent friends to him. and turned him about. and my servant shall be healed. Stretch forth your hand by enlarging your concept or estimate of yourself. I say unto 104 . For I also am a man set under authority. and said unto the people that followed him. "I have faith and confidence. Touch this with faith in the Divine Wisdom to bring it forth. Do this. Lord. Aim high. and to another. and most wonderful philosophy anyone can have. and so on to infinity. an awareness which strengthens. when psychologically understood.
You must begin to discipline your thoughts. But you might be praying for someone sick a thousand or two thousand miles away or for someone in the hospital. You were told how to pray for another or send your word and heal him or her. After considerable training. there is no absence in the One Presence. and free. you see them happy. And they. You see them vital and alive. and free. too. But first. bubbling over with enthusiasm. When you pray for another or give what is termed a mental and spiritual treatment or prayer therapy. Faith comes to you as you leave the literal interpretation of life and enter into the psychological. When you pray for other people. returning to the house. Officers are given authority. Praying for others. I have not found so great faith. soldiers become disciplined. emotions. Of course.you. If your thoughts wander. And they that were sent. peaceful. We must emulate the soldier. Even the President of the country is subject to authority. You know very well that you can begin now to pray for somebody else. found the servant whole that had been sick. spiritual interpretation of life. They have learned to command. they had to learn to take orders themselves.. bring them back and say to them. You must learn how to stand at attention and follow the order." You must give attention to the spiritual values or truths of life and keep your eyes right by seeing the persons for whom you are praying as they ought to be: happy. their minds and bodies are definitely bent to certain actions. and faculties. you must be a good soldier.” Here is a technique of absent treatment portrayed in a beautiful and simple way. feelings. It is essential that soldiers obey implicitly their superior officers. "Eyes right. you simply correct what you hear and see in your mind by knowing and feeling the other's freedom and peace of mind. are subject to authority from their superiors. joyous. 105 . That is.
sister. because your affirmation. If you are praying for your father. And she is telling you about that wonderful miracle that happened in her life. and that person is telling you about the miracle of God that has happened in his or her life. That would be prayer therapy. that's called hypocrisy in the Bible. You are saying one thing and visualizing another. No. The two shall agree as touching on something on earth. and also whatever you are thinking of. and these two 106 . Your father is at home. and she is doing what she loves to do. Your mother is also home. emaciated. attract them to yourself. alive. you don't visualize your father sick in the hospital."I told you to give attention to harmony. health. That is prayer. If you do. for your thought and feeling are spiritual agencies. your prayer. your brain and your heart. telling you about the miracle of God that has taken place in their lives. the two must agree. and peace. The person is home. Therefore. you are fastening the disease on them." or whatever it is you are focusing and concentrating on. or brother. naturally. and you also. If you look back in your life you realize your image that you have in your mind was always made manifest. your image that you have in your mind must agree with what you affirm. doing what he always did. Then your affirmation is agreeing with your image. by thinking about the symptoms. weak. the aches. the things she always did she is doing now. the two uniting. the pains. you do not visualize them in a hospital. If you affirm one thing and then you visualize the person in the hospital sick. And the Father in heaven is your own thought and feeling. You see them vital. it shall be established by my Father Which is in heaven. or anyone you are praying for. That would be scientific treatment. mother. must agree with your vision. smiling. No! You never visualize a loved one in the hospital. and all that. You are denying what you are affirming.
another person could call you a skunk. when they unite in harmony and peace. They serve you nobly or negatively. you are in charge of your emotions. intimidate. You are in control. When you begin to discipline your mind. you do not permit doubt. or rage and incurability to order you around and make a football of you. They do not have that authority. You are the master. Likewise. The suggestions or statements of another person could not 107 . of course. Are you a skunk? Someone might say you're a snake in the grass. or hurt you. prejudice. or false impressions of the world to browbeat. You must remember that emotion follows thought. jealousy. and attitudes of mind. your prayer is answered. not the serf or the slave. For example. The servants spoken of are your thoughts. to your ideals. And that union can be guidance. or harmony. fear.together. Are you a snake in the grass? Of course. peace. disturb you. You have dominion. When the brain and the heart unite. You expect them to obey. feelings. In the same manner. No person. moods. your prayer is answered. depending on the orders you issue. You are paying them to conform to your business methods and processes. you may order the employees to do certain things in their jobs. You have complete dominion. and push you around. you are not. place. there's an issue from that union. You can't visualize or imagine an emotion. or thing can annoy you. Surely. If you are an employer. You are conditioning your mind so that you definitely issue orders to your thoughts to give attention to your aims in life.. anxiety. ideas. you direct and channel all your emotions constructively. you order your thoughts around. you do not and will not permit the gangsters of hate. And when you control your thoughts and mental imagery. When your conscious and subconscious agree.
distorted. You have the capacity and power to curse or bless. You are in charge of the movement of your mind. too. say “come. Let your imagination become the workshop of God. or she 108 . Never give others power to disturb you. You are a person of authority. You can give your faculty of imagination to anything you wish. also. You can move in anger. of course. Realize they have no power to disturb you. I am in tune with the Infinite. and the One Power. A mother whose son is rather late in arriving home begins to imagine that he has met with some disaster. She sees in her vivid. Let me cite the misuse of imagination. “go. right action. Your aim is peace. What you imagine and feel as true comes to pass. accomplishment. Isn't that a simple explanation? Anyone can understand it. such as lack. and achievement. Switch to your ideal immediately and you have overcome and are victorious. hate. You can say. You are putting them on a pedestal and making gods and goddesses out of them. "God's peace fills my soul. then. You can discipline. direct. you can move in peace. Why. and you say to your thought servants. The moment you are tempted to react negatively. loss. harmony." It fills your own mind. harmony. or revenge. “The I AM.” and they go. or misfortune. and goodwill. and prosperity.” There is no other.” and they come. the Lord that healeth thee. the One Presence. God is guiding me. twisted mind mental pictures of him on a hospital cot. health. and focus your imagination on success. wisdom. also. It's omnipotent and supreme. should you bow down to false gods? The disciplined mind is accustomed to take a spiritual medicine called in tune with the Infinite. which is what it should be. the power is in you. identify immediately with your aim." Your thought in such an instance could be: "God's peace fills that person’s mind.affect you except through your thought.
dramatizes an accident in her imagination. She can send her word and heal him and herself, also. She must learn how to pray scientifically and become a good soldier who follows orders. You are under holy orders when you pray. That means orders of the Holy One. There's only One Presence and Power, that's the God within you. You have surrendered your ego and intellectual pride in your own thoughts, viewpoints, and perspective, yielding to the God Wisdom within. You are under orders now to bring forth harmony, health, peace, joy, wholeness, and beauty in the world. You are here to let your light so shine that others see your good works, thereby glorifying your Father, which is in heaven. You must have faith and complete trust in the omnipotence, omniscience, and boundless love of the Infinite, which seeks only to express itself through you. Identify yourself mentally and emotionally with the Divine Presence. You feel and know that you are a channel for the manifestation of all of God's attributes, qualities, and potencies, and that God flows through you as harmony, health, peace, joy, and abundance. As you make a habit of this kind of prayer, by frequently repeating or affirming these truths, your mind will become imbued with eternal verities and you will find yourself under a Divine compulsion to bring forth only the good, the beautiful, and the true. You have placed yourself under holy orders, or orders of the Holy One, the God Presence, and the Living Spirit within you. You become what is called God-directed, a Divinely ordained person whose sole mission in the world is to follow the orders of the Holy One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is perfect. Whose orders are you carrying out? “Ye are servants to whom ye yield yourself, servants to obey.” Whatever idea you yield to or give yourself to will dominate, control, and compel you to act it out as frustration and expression. Whose order do you think the woman was obeying when she had all kinds of
misgivings about her little boy, bombarding him with a barrage of negation and with dire forebodings that, if continued, would have had catastrophic implications? This woman was taking her orders from her own thoughts of fear, worry, and anxiety. In other words, the marauders and intruders in her mind were browbeating her and making her a nervous wreck. Begin now to stretch forth your hand by realizing there is no limit to your possibilities. Feel and believe the Divine Presence is your silent partner, counseling, directing, and governing you. As you do this, your life will be wonderful and satisfying. It will be more useful and constructive than it is. Begin to know yourself. Try the amazing power of true prayer. Prayer is the contemplation of the truths of God from the highest standpoint. When you say, "God loves me and cares for me," you are praying. There is a response. When you say, "God is guiding me now," that's prayer. There is a guiding principle. Its nature is responsiveness. It's called Infinite Intelligence, the nature of which is responsiveness: “Call upon me, I will answer you. I will be with you in trouble. I will set you on high because you have known my name.” The name means the nature of the Power, and the nature of it is to respond to you when you call upon it. As you align yourself with the Divine Wisdom and end, you will live a better life than you ever dreamed of. “Arise, take up thy bed.” Your bed is your new mental attitude. And walk the earth, radiant, happy, and free. Take up the Power of the Infinite, Which is within you. It's all-powerful. And through the Power of the Almighty, you rise and accomplish great things. “Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and
said unto her, ‘weep not.’ And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak.” Here is a wonderful psychological and spiritual drama taking place in the human consciousness. The dead man in the Bible is your desire that you have failed to realize or manifest. You may have had a desire to sing; perhaps the wonderful gift of music or song is within you. If you haven't realized it, you said, "I can't do it. I don't know the right people. I don't know the right impresarios," and all this sort of thing. Then it's dying within you, isn't it? The desire is dying, or it may be dead. But as you claim you now are what you long to be and realize through the Power of the Almighty you will sing the song of triumph, then you are resurrecting the dead man within yourself. You may have a lingering illness. If you have, that's the death of health, isn't it? Therefore, you realize: “I am the Lord that healeth thee. I am the Lord, thy God; I will come and heal thee. I will come and restore health into thee and heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord.” So, you realize a miraculous healing power of God is flowing through you, vitalizing, healing, and restoring your whole being into God's pattern on the mount, which is the pattern of harmony, health, and peace. “According to your belief is it done unto you,” the Bible says. To believe something is to accept it as true. We are told the dead man was the son of a widow. A widow is a woman whose husband is dead. When we are not married mentally and emotionally to God and His truths, we are truly dead to peace, joy, health, happiness, and inspiration. God's ideas should control your mind. The eternal verities should be dominant in your conscious mind. When you enthrone these ideas, God-like
thoughts in your consciousness mind, they generate a lovely emotion and your heart becomes a chalice for God's love. Then wonders begin to happen in your life. The term “widow” as used in the Bible is a metaphor for one whose husband is God, or the good and who is not governed by sense evidence and worldly belief. The widow's son, the desire of such a woman, will not remain dead because she turns to the God Presence within, the Almighty Power, Which is the only creative power within her; and with the door of her five senses closed, she completely rejects all that her senses deny. Silently and lovingly she claims and feels herself to be what she longs to be, knowing in her heart that the Living Spirit Almighty will honor and validate her claim. She lives, moves, and has her being in the mental atmosphere of complete acceptance. As she continues to qualify or condition her consciousness in this way, she reaches an inner conviction, thereby resurrecting the dead man within her. Her inner mood of triumph is her Lord commanding the dead man: “Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.” A friend of mine told me that she was paralyzed. A heavy machine fell upon her. She had to learn to walk again; she had to learn to talk again. But she realized that there was a Power, and she kept on realizing, claiming, feeling, and knowing (oh, yes, she got medical attention, blessing the doctors, of course, and all who helped her, because all healing is spiritual) and she walks, and she talks. She has been ministering to people for the last thirty years. She did that through the Power of the Almighty. She said, "God gave me a voice, and I'll speak again, and I'll counsel people again, and I'll walk again." And she pictured herself walking and doing all the things she would do as a doctor. She kept it up. The resurrection of your desire is the external manifestation of the subjective embodiment or the joy of the answered prayer. Whatever we appropriate and
assimilate in our mentality we resurrect. When it says, “The dead man stood up and began to speak,” it means that when your prayer is answered, you speak in a new tongue. A tongue means a mood, a feeling, and awareness. It's the language of the soul. It's a vibration, an attitude of mind. When you are healed, don't you speak in a new tongue? You are vibrant, you are alive, you are bubbling over with enthusiasm, you are grateful, and you are telling everybody about the miraculous healing. You are speaking in a new tongue. You are no longer talking about sickness, paralysis, or all the rest of it. Sick people who still speak in the tongue of joyous health and exude an inner radiance are not speaking a lot of gibberish that nobody understands. You can hypnotize people and tell them they are speaking in a foreign tongue, and you'll get a lot of gibberish from them. Our dead hopes and desires speak when we bear witness to our inner beliefs and assumptions. The subconscious is amenable to suggestion even though the subject is unconscious. The deeper mind can receive and act upon the suggestion of the operator. In a sense, you could call such an incident the resurrection of the dead. It is the resurrection of health, faith, confidence, and vitality. We must never let hope, joy, peace, love, and faith in God die in us. That state of mind is the real death. We should die to fear, ignorance, superstition, jealousy, envy, hate, and other negatives. We should starve these states to death by neglect. When fear dies there is only room for faith. When hate dies there is only room for love. When ignorance dies there is only room for wisdom. Ignorance is the only sin in the world, and all the suffering is the consequence. “Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And
” Here we are told how to control our emotions and heal a turbulent soul. They are within you. And all the characters in the Bible are 114 . Master. The body follows where the mind goes. The human consciousness is perpetual motion. and they were filled with water. or awareness. imagination. master. even when asleep. not just about men in a ship. and faculties that go with us wherever we go. moods. Then he arose. and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. feeling. You are always traveling somewhere in your mind from the problem to the solution. the waves and the disciples. we perish. It's your mind that always travels. We are here to discipline all these faculties. This is a story of everyone. So. Our disciples are our mental attitudes. or the Spirit within. faculties. Our mind is always active. hearing. it tells you how to get out of trouble. And they came to him and awoke him. such as sight. is the Only Power and the Only Mover. Maybe you are taking a trip around the world. In order to understand the science of life in the Bible. we must move to faith. for nothing sleeps. moods. and thoughts of humankind. and so on. and faculties that go with us wherever we go. When beset with a difficulty.they launched forth. you must regard Jesus. and were in jeopardy. and they ceased. and there was a calm. The Bible tells you how you get into trouble. Yes. yourself. saying. we are always traveling somewhere psychologically. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake. The journey is always first in the mind. Consciousness. our disciples are these attitudes. the boat. twelve faculties of mind. the wind. because you are a ship. we seek an answer or solution. You have twelve disciples. as personifications of truths. The body cannot do anything or go anyplace unless the mind agrees and directs. moods. When fearful.
Some scale set forth by a government bureau does not limit you. What do you do when fear and limitation seize your mind? Realize that when you are looking at your desire. hostility and all that are the waves of the mass mind. We find ourselves pulled two ways. and human fears. to all problems. and serenity. terror and anguish that seize us at times causing us to vacillate and hesitate. God dwells within you. It has the same meaning as Joshua. I have reached the maximum. the solution. Don't become submerged in these watery negative emotions. walks and talks in you. You are now seeing the waters of confusion and doubt welling up in you. accomplish. Our fear holds us back and prevents us from going forward. hatred. you are looking at your savior. You must not permit Jesus to sleep in the boat. Your savior is always knocking at the door of your mind. or the solution in your mind. and tremble with anxiety or foreboding. Wake up your savior. The mind that stays on God feels His river of peace flowing through it and is full of poise.states of mind within you. Therefore. "Oh. The storm of wind represents the fear.” which means you must not go blithely along with the winds. Perhaps you are working for the government and you are saying. balance. Stir up the gift of God within you.. enabling you to achieve. Your “Jesus” is your awareness of the Divine Power within you. and realize your objectives." That's the scale. God is the Savior. Your knowledge of the laws of mind and your use of mental and spiritual laws is your savior or solution at all times everywhere. Divine wisdom and Divine ideas rise to the surface of your mind. I can't make any more money. It only knows the answer. It has no problem. opinions. you are 115 . The waves: melancholia. The lake is your mind. and Joshua means “God is your Savior” or “God is the solution. your higher self. When your mind is at peace.
they say. By contemplating its reality you walk over the waters and you quiet the waves of fear.your own savior for the simple reason that supreme intelligence and boundless wisdom is within you. ideal plan. Trust the mental picture. modern astrophysicists. It is real. Then realize that by uniting with your desire mentally. and you know that the idea is always real. shape. because you know that when you focus your attention on your ideal the Creative Power of the Infinite flows through that focal point of attention. Believe in the reality of the idea. modern scientists know that today. Well. When they do not get an answer. The story someone told me is in my mind. The chapter is in my mind. and foaming waters of fear and hesitancy. If I'm writing a book. the book is in my mind. It's so simple. "We didn't ask in the right way. That's called touching the hem of his garment in Biblical language. isn't the invention in your mind? Isn't it real? Doesn't it have form. Trust the mental picture. The characters are in my mind. it is real. Supposing you are working on an invention. and substance in another dimension of mind? It can be seen by a good psychic or sensitive or medium even though you haven't committed it to paper." They know the answer is already there before they call for it. Isn't that the reality of it? That's why you can believe you have it now. You have disciplined your mind. you can definitely and positively move over the turbulent. But it's real in your mind. Your faith is your feeling and your awareness that the thing you are praying for is a reality of the mind in the form of an idea or desire. Realize. though invisible. The thought is the 116 . Inasmuch as you thought about it. That's called walking on the waters. it is real. desire. first of all. Modern physicists. Your fear has abated. noisy. or purpose you want to realize is definitely a reality of the mind. You are now stilling the waves. that the wish. You have reasoned it out.
the evidence of things not seen. because they believe in the possibility of the execution of their ideas. and you go where your vision is. “And when he went forth to land there met him out of the city a certain man. For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come 117 . torment me not.substance of things hoped for. Let’s study another passage from the Bible and examine how it relates to our lives today. The subjective mind responds to your constructive thinking and feeling. it's the evidence of things not seen. Thereby. and fell down before him. or purposes. neither abode in any house. strength. What have I to do with thee. True. Keep your eyes on your goal. Your ordered mind. With your eyes stayed on God there is no evil on your pathway. but in the tombs. Jesus. your play is the substance of things hoped for. Contemplate your vision. which had devils long time. Look up. he cried out. but we will. your faith and confidence enables you to walk over all the waters of life to green pastures and still waters. and wore no clothes. and power are given you. plans. Your idea. When he saw Jesus. To look down at the waves of fear. It never deserts you or leaves you. Know in your heart that there is an Almighty Power Which supports you in all your ways. and with a loud voice said. your book. They will obey you because you have spiritual knowledge and awareness. and error is to sink. false beliefs. your objective. That's what faith is. your invention. Modern scientists are people of tremendous faith. sustenance. You believe in the possibility of the execution of the idea. But it first has to be in your mind for everything comes out of the invisible. Turn your eyes to the hills from whence cometh your help. We haven't seen it objectively. thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee. you can command the winds and the waves.
These are real gangsters. a form of mental derangement and is characterized by combativeness and destructivity. The madman is a man who has allowed. Now. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. and entered into the swine: and the swine ran violently down a steep place into the lake. or permitted the gangsters of remorse. all this is symbolic. Legion: because many devils were entered into him. You cannot visualize an emotion. We must never abdicate and let destructive. nursing some old grudge. or vengeance to take charge of his reasoning. When they that fed them saw what was done. hate. and by redirecting our thought life we control our emotional life. they fled. saying. self-pity. and was driven of the devil into the wilderness. which means here that the man is living in the dead past. Then they went out to see what was done. sitting at the feet of Jesus. out of whom the devils were departed.” In reading this account in the Bible. For devil is of evil. and in his right mind: and they were afraid. and he broke the bands. negative emotions control us. This is. and were choked. or grievance. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters. hostility. And Jesus asked him. or some resentment until it becomes an obsession in his mind. of course. And there was here a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. What is thy name? And he said. revenge.out of the man. of course. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man. discriminating mind. Emotion follows thought. These are the devils that bedevil us. You have to construct a scene or 118 . The tombstones are a record of the dead. and evil is living life backwards. and came to Jesus. and went and told it in the city and in the country. and found the man. it certainly reminds you of a manicdepressive type of psychosis. clothed.
being dominated by this all-potent but false suggestion. He was told that. asked: What is thy name? And he said. a series of incantations or adjurations in the name of Jesus Christ. Joseph. instilled great faith and confidence in the subjective mind of this man. and the poor man believed it. He was very receptive to 119 . The procedure of the exorcist was. as you will readily conclude. The ritual. Jesus. thereby generating the emotion. This subjective false belief gained the ascendancy. ceremonial prayers of the exorcist. and so on. His subjective mind. but he believed it. addressing the insane man. He believed what was told him. who used the ritual of the church to banish the tormentors. saints. sort of a hypnotic suggestion. gained control of his reasoning faculties. Legion. He began to realize that his subconscious mind was simply acting in obedience to the false suggestions of fear and belief in spirits that he had dwelt upon so long. and his reason abdicated. whose collective name is Legion. He had to experience the effects of such a false belief. This man went to a clergyman of his own particular belief.event in your mind and relive it. He didn't know that we create our own devils. the apostles. I knew a man in New York who feared that whenever he went into a bar some evil entity was lurking in the shadows somewhere to take possession of him. This belief governed his mind and caused all kind of trouble. Mary. I don't know whether he heard or read of such rank superstition. In psychiatry the doctors endeavor to correct the basic conflicts of the patient and give him a new orientation. not knowing he was talking to himself. The subconscious will assume a dozen different characters. He thought he was conversing with supernatural entities. because many devils were entered into him. He began to hear what he supposed to be spirit voices. anyhow.
and so forth. When we begin to think intelligently we deliberately reject all negative thoughts and opinions. When we fail to realize a desire or ideal. his prayer incantations. and the holy water. and urges with which we were born. The bones of saints. we become full of fear and frustration. Through the process of thinking. They have healed various diseases the same way. in the ceremony. tendencies. and prayers. certain waters. This. and experience we have acquired many attitudes and habits of various kinds. We are creatures of habit. as I said. and all that. characteristics. which brought about a basic change in the mental attitude of the patient that generated a healing. all our desires. The priceless ingredient in the whole process was simply faith – blind faith. by a spirit of forgiveness. which is certainly better than no faith at all. refers to the harmonious functioning of our conscious and subconscious mind. and also certain rituals. Divine healing. The kahunas in the Hawaiian Islands for years have banished socalled possession or devils by rituals and ceremonies. or spiritual healing. This leads to unconscious impressions. He had faith in the ritual. brought about a marvelous healing. Our mind contains within us conscious and subconscious areas. These destructive emotions manifest 120 . These repressed urges and tendencies seek expression and an outlet. It was.the power of the church and the priest to cast out the so-called devils. education. The exorcist had confidence in his prayer therapy. the incantations of the witch doctor may affect the deeper mind and cause a psychological transformation inducing faith and receptivity. coupled with the faith of the so-called possessed man. blind faith or blind belief. He had faith in what he was doing.
you are living in the tombs like the man in the parable. the way someone treated them years ago. the blowout on the lonely road. A complex is a group of ideas highly charged with emotion seeking expression. the things people called them -. causes us to lose all consciousness of the problems. that old lawsuit. You know. or the Divine self in us. And they don't know they are recreating the same condition. happiness. and conflicts become unbearable. reaching forward to the things that are before. because what you think about and imagine. When these negative states are exposed--your prejudices. cutting himself with stones. and peace of mind. We must not seek to solve our problem without Divine wisdom and Divine power. and jealousies--when they are held up to the light of reason. If these are not resolved. you create in your mind. Forgetting the things that are behind. fears. If you are full of hatred and prejudice. The mind is completely deflected and detached from the strain and stress that caused the trouble. many people are dwelling on the dead past. tensions. You re-infect yourself all over again. press towards the mark for the prize of health. you are living in the tombs. The subjective self is forever seeking to restore a balance in us. When you are talking about past failures you are thinking of failure and attracting more failure to yourself. they are 121 . This is called insanity. When our fears. The mental derangement is simply the expression of deep repressed urges and conflicts that are too great to bear. disorganization of the mentality takes place and a completely disordered mind is the result. Imbalance results when we fail to choose between good and evil. nature. hates. The past is dead. But if you are dwelling in the past.things that may have happened thirty or forty years ago. The tombs are the records of the dead.as inner conflicts.
Our emotional side of life is the driving power. and remorse. When we nurse grudges. When our story says the insane man sat at the feet of the master. the ghosts of the subconscious that walk the gloomy galleries of their minds govern them. You are casting out the devils of hate. harmony. If we recognize these smoldering flames and handle them intelligently. revenge. and they are bound by the chains of fear. which is your subconscious mind. we can be free and lead a normal life. it is necessary to do all the work yourself. you can't get their cooperation. these ideas are forced down beneath the conscious level of personality. and various mental obsessions. You have to convince yourself of their freedom. visualize them as the human beings they were when well and will be again. When you are asked to pray people who are suffering from psychotic conditions. ignorance. These obnoxious complexes are always hiding in the tomb. peace. They do not know what you are saying. Actually. and grudges to the light of reason. and peace of 122 . You could pray two or three times a day in this way: "I now decree for these people that the intelligence. And light means intelligence. wisdom. it depicts our understanding of the laws of mind and how it works. they sink into the unconscious area of the mind like a smoldering fire ready to explode sooner or later.dissipated. Feet mean understanding. peeves. and other negative conflicts. When you refuse to acknowledge and hold up your prejudices. and understanding. and jealousy. prejudices. When you pray for such people. The darkness hated the light. They do not have the capacity to reason and discriminate. wisdom. It would be a good thing for all of us to take a good look at ourselves and see if the qualities we criticize so harshly in others are not in ourselves. prejudice. because they can't stand the light of reason. You don't visualize them in a restraining bed or chair.
You leave the verdict of the world. The joy of the Lord is their strength. They now clothed in their right minds. I will come and heal thee. I will restore health unto thee and heal thee of thy wounds. or the minister. The practitioner must not at any time give power to symptoms or the prognosis of the case.God are made manifest in them and they are free. as the case may be. serene. This means that you come to a conclusion the inner person. This is their mind. and the practitioner. They are full of faith in the Infinite Presence and Power and in all good things. Divine Presence. or insane. Thank you. confused. I am the Lord. full of boundless wisdom. of appearance and circumstances. and they are poised. Nothing could ever happen to the Living Spirit Almighty. saith the Lord. The inner person has all of these qualities and attributes." That would be a wonderful prayer for people who are mentally imbalanced. and you judge righteous judgment. I decree this. thy God. They are illumined from On High.” When you pray for another. you leave the realm of time and space. and absolute peace of mentally sick people. . dissipates and dissolves the mist of 123 . and happy. reach a dominant conviction. and Divine love. through frequent picturing in your mind. which forever responds to his faith and trust in it. cannot be sick. radiant. intelligence. realizing there is but one mind. Father. He or she must rely exclusively on the operating principle of life. and at ease. By repeating these truths to yourself. perfect mind. spiritual. harmony. all healing has to be done in the mind of the practitioner. absolute peace. In a case such as the above. priest. and those you are praying for will at that moment be healed. calm. and I picture them whole and perfect now. The mind of God is the only real and eternal mind. it is written: “I am the Lord who healeth thee. For. you will gradually. relaxed. by meditating on the Eternal Life. I feel it.
of course. the hills mean the Presence of God in you. "Arise. In the story cited earlier in this chapter. for they are already white to harvest. You are now clothed in your right mind. and were choked. Still the wheels of your mind and think of God and His love. you are looking back at the past.” It says also: “Lift up your eyes. Your emotions are controlled perfectly as you contemplate the 124 . and a wave of peace moves over you. If you feel you can't accomplish or cannot be healed. Don't listen to these messages of the past. Become aware now of the Almighty Power that is invisible and intangible. Accept that ideal now. Make it as real as you possibly can. as pigs decapitate themselves when swimming. achieve. You are living among the tombs. It's real in your mind. Look on the fields.fixed opinions and error thoughts that separate them from God's river of peace and love. This is why the Bible says: “Lift up your eyes unto the hills from whence cometh your help. the Living Spirit Almighty. The ideal or desire which beckons. The Bible says: Be still and know that I am God. our negative thoughts and confusion. Likewise. The past dies for you when you no longer think of the past. Walk as though you possessed it. go forth. because it is real. Pigs were chosen symbolically. Don't struggle in your prayer work. we read how Jesus chased the devils out of the man and entered into the swine: and the swine ran violently down a steep place into the lake. when we begin to swim psychologically in the waters of life in the Holy Omnipresence.” And. and then you will find the outer coat of painting will fade away and the masterpiece will be revealed in all its pristine glory. the Source of all wisdom. which are devils." is a savior walking down the corridors of your own mind. the Source of all power. which says to you. will die from want of belief. because you realize that which you seek already is.
Liquidate. When you begin to discipline your mind. And the joy of the Lord is your strength. "God loves me and cares for me. you do not permit doubt. anxiety. realize God hath not given you the spirit of fear but of love. intimidate. otherwise you would not be here. and a sound mind. and beauty rule." that's prayer. Whenever fear comes. you direct and channel all your emotions constructively. doubt. to your ideals. When you say. and push you around. and of power. 125 . because you are you. Your mind is at peace and reflects the heavenly lights and the heavenly truths." Watch the wonders you will perform. Likewise. and directs me. When you say. and govern you in all your ways. Your attention is focused on God's eternal verities all day long. truth. an awareness which strengthens. and eradicate from your mind fear. In A Nutshell There is no one in the entire world like you.river of peace flowing through you. The wisdom of God anoints your intellect. comforts. "I have faith and confidence. Prayer is the contemplation of the truths of God from the highest standpoint." you are praying. There is a response. Try the amazing power of true prayer. "God is guiding me now. Constantly claim that God's wisdom. God in the midst of you is guiding you now. You are conditioning your mind so that you definitely issue orders to your thoughts to give attention to your aims in life. God hath need of you where you are. or false impressions of the world to browbeat. You have complete dominion. banish. It's a lamp unto your feet and a light upon your path. and guide. guides. Trust the Divine Presence completely. and ill will. Go all the way out on a limb and say with feeling and humility. I can do all things through the God Power.
desire. If we recognize these smoldering flames and handle them intelligently. and they are bound by the chains of fear. that the wish. When you refuse to acknowledge and hold up your prejudices. ignorance. you can definitely and positively move over the turbulent. and of power. these ideas are forced down beneath the conscious level of personality. first of all. When fear dies there is only room for faith. or purpose you want to realize is definitely a reality of the mind. When we nurse grudges. they sink into the unconscious area of the mind like a smoldering fire ready to explode sooner or later. Realize. though invisible. When ignorance dies there is only room for wisdom. revenge. realize God hath not given you the spirit of fear but of love. jealousy. peace. we can be free and lead a normal life Whenever fear comes. We should die to fear. and other negatives. That state of mind is the real death. When hate dies there is only room for love. Then realize that by uniting with your desire mentally. ideal plan. and faith in God die in us. and foaming waters of fear and hesitancy. and remorse. envy. and a sound mind. superstition. God in the midst of you is guiding you now. hate. prejudices. and all the suffering is the consequence. We should starve these states to death by neglect. love. Ignorance is the only sin in the world. and various mental obsessions. 126 . joy. and grudges to the light of reason.We must never let hope. ignorance. peeves. noisy.
behold. “And he put them all out. Weep not. and she shall be made whole. spiritual dramas taking place in the consciousness of all people throughout the world Let’s examine this famous passage from the New Testament: “And. and took her by the hand. there came a man named Jairus. Fear not: believe only. and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. That is. “And all wept. he answered him. about twelve years of age. arise. and she lay a dying. which means the ruling thought in your mind. saying. “But before he spake. there cometh one from his house. save Peter. you can resurrect the dying child.Chapter 6 – With God All Things Are Possible The stories in the Bible are psychological and must be interpreted as such. and the father and the mother of the maiden. and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet. Maid. and besought him that he would come into his house for he had one only daughter. and bewailed her: but he said. “And they laughed him to scorn. “And when he came into the house. knowing that she was dead. ‘Thy daughter is dead. but sleepeth. The 127 . he suffered no one to go in. and called. They are psychological. trouble not the Master. “And her spirit came again.” You are Jairus. saying. you begin to realize that based on your new understanding of the power of God in you. she is not dead.’ “But when Jesus heard it. and John. saying to him. and James. You throw yourself at God’s feet.
‘Who touched me?’ When all denied. She cannot conceive. Daughter. anger. go in peace. when we are full of fear. We lack the enthusiasm. the answer to all your problems. desire.” What does this story mean? A woman with the issue of blood cannot give birth. It means also illumined reason. and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. came behind him. Master. It means that those who know that God dwells within them are illumined. we are symbolically bleeding from the womb. It is the story of every human. feeling. or subjective self. The dying daughter represents your unfilled ambition. neither could be healed of any. self-condemnation.God within you is the solution. When our emotions are running wild and undisciplined. or the salvation. the multitude throng thee and press thee. Peter and they that were with him said. and falling down before him. “And Jesus said. And he said unto her. and sayest thou. as you know. “Woman” means emotion. hate. is dying because we lack the faith to resurrect it. Our daughter. which had spent all her living upon physicians. she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him. the desire of your heart. she came trembling. Who touched me? “And Jesus said. ‘Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. resentment. In the same passage the Bible tells of “a woman having an issue of blood twelve years. How can a person get a healing with such an attitude of mind? The 128 .’ “And when the woman saw that she was not hid. be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole. the energy. and the vitality. and how she was healed immediately. A bleeding womb cannot possibly give form to a body.
That's common sense. if the water comes out. And by remaining faithful to the new mental focus. When you pray you must forgive--forgive yourself and everybody else. You know in your heart that the child is not dead and that you can bring it forth. or dream. Your new attitude of mind. The water in your pipe is waiting to come forth. Your thought is creative. about the power of forgiveness of ourselves and others. Energy and vitality are being wasted because of fear. hear the truth about the power of love. we are said to hear. It is omnipotent. you are closing your womb. rust. Like the womb of a woman. When you begin to think on what you wish to express. or aspiration. and goodwill. or. all-powerful. The womb must be closed in order to procreate. an open heart. they block the flow of the water.Holy Spirit doesn't flow through a contaminated consciousness. or idea. for it is Almighty. but if the pipe is full of debris. the Creative Power of the Infinite responds. As you go within and shut the door of your senses to all objective evidence. worry. it must be closed in order to procreate. which is your faith. and corrosion. It comes through hearing that there is only one Sovereign and Supreme Power. Let us trust our subjective wisdom to reveal to us the answer to any problem. faith. You realize the power of the Almighty is backing you up. There is nothing to oppose it or challenge it. Thy faith hath made thee whole. and assume you are now what you long to be. that is. which can do all things. And the womb is your mind. As we give our attention to the truth about this One Power. and doubt. You must have a clean mind. it is so contaminated you wouldn't drink it. Faith comes through hearing. 129 . closes the womb. And you will succeed in giving form to your idea or plan. you will resurrect your child.
who restoreth thy youth like the eagle. there is no evil on your pathway. falsehoods. which is harmony. the Ever Living One. “Somebody hath touched me. who healeth all thy diseases. You are the temple of the Living God. you become one with it. for I perceive that virtue has gone out of me. and the perfection of God are flowing through you now. “I am the Lord that healeth thee. this Healing Power will respond. who satisfies thy mouth with good things. therefore. restoring. realizing that with God all things are possible. It's hopeless.” You can mentally. healing. and transforming your whole being into God's pattern on the mount. the All Wise One. This is the virtue that comes out of the depths of yourself. You choose. for God dwells within everybody. that it's impossible? The cancer is metastasized all over the system. and All Knowing One. knowing its nature is to respond to you. and peace. And when you mentally appropriate the idea of perfect health. realizing the wholeness. When you judge. and erroneous concepts of all kinds. health. the beauty. love. When we do this. you choose 130 . you choose. And with your eyes stayed on God. Turn to the Divine Presence within.Faith is going in one direction only. confusion reigns supreme. And so on.” And as you envelope this desire of yours with the mood of love. Faith is an awareness of the Presence and Power of God and Its response to you. and emotionally touch faith. and peace. vitalizing. Realize it is all-powerful. Is it not true that your five senses mock and laugh at you? Do they not challenge you and say that it can't be done. spiritually. superstitions. As you do that with faith and confidence. joy. This is why you suspend your senses and direct your mind to give attention to the new mental picture. "Stir up that gift of God within you. and you are made whole. the Self-Renewing One. It's incurable." We are told that they laughed him to scorn. Many people give their attention to lies.
Then. concepts. and according to our faith is it done unto us. joy. You have to love the self of you. and glory to the One Who Forever Is. as I said. Now. goodwill to all people. a verdict in your own mind. Our reason and senses may ridicule. for all the power of the Godhead flows from that focal point of attention within you. But if we will only go within. that's touching the hem of the garment. you are touching the hem of the garment. and urges.harmony. Your own I AMness is the father and mother of all ideas. you know. scoff. of course. you realize that God is love and cannot do anything unloving. it's having an adoration and veneration for the God Presence within you. recognition. To love in that sense is to give all honor. Therefore. 131 . or consciousness. You realize the will of God for you is a greater measure of health. When you judge. the father and mother of all creation. we would demonstrate our desire because we are sealed in faith. and peace. you have respect for the Divinity in others. Omnipotence moves on our behalf. you hear what's true of God is true of you. It's also. desires. Because when you say I AM. though the whole world would deny it. In Biblical language. and all the blessings of heaven. Then you are touching it. of course. you come to a conclusion. peace. peace. reverent. you wish for everyone health. you are announcing the Presence of the Living God within you. health. which created you from a cell. And. You have a sense of at-one-ment with your ideal. It means to have a healthy. and all the blessings of life. wholesome respect for the Divinity Which shapes our ends. happiness. And when you do that. Also. which created you. knowing that when we feel something as true. Therefore. The house is your mind. question. And the self of you is God. and laugh. cordiality. happiness. and geniality. you hear the good news only. Love is goodwill to all.
There'd be no order. or a thousand. and he suddenly crieth out. “And Jesus answering said. saying. “And. How could Infinity divide itself? How can Infinity multiply itself? A student who understands any mathematics or any physics or science knows it's impossible to have two powers. There would be chaos everywhere.In another parable. lo. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit. If there were two powers. one would think of demon possession. It would be suicidal. There would be an eternal conflict. which was a popular belief in those days. or three. O faithless and perverse generation. how long shall I be with you. looking at the story literally. and tore him. “And as he was yet a coming.” This definitely seems to indicate a disease known as epilepsy today. “And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. Of course. I beseech thee. we read: “And. It's a mathematically oriented universe. and it teareth him that he foameth again. “And I besought thy disciples to cast him out. and proportion. and healed the child. Of course. There is only One Power. One Lord. and bruising him hardly departeth from him. look upon my son: for he is mine only child. there is design and order in the universe. One Power. Not two. One Power. 132 . just the One alone who lives in the hearts of all of us. thy God. it would be absurd. the devil threw him down. There'd be no design. and delivered him again to his father. symmetry. O people of God. is One. behold. the Lord. There cannot be two. a man of the company cried out. a spirit taketh him. and suffer you? Bring thy son hither. one would cancel out the other. Hear. Master. and they could not.
which they refer to as the unconscious. The word is derived from the Greek word epilepsea. and goodness. devotion. Negative subconscious patterns are called pestilences of the darkness. where your conscious mind is in tune with the Infinite. to put it in simple.l-i-v-e. As we all know. it's illumined intellect. the Bible is saying the child had a subconscious poison pocket that was the cause of his seizures and epileptic fits. the son in your Bible is your conscious mind illumined by the wisdom of God. We prove our allegiance. As I have said several times in this book. By turning to the God Presence within and calling on the Power. In other words. So. and love for the Infinite by identifying ourselves with the Divine qualities and attributes and by absolutely refusing to recognize evil as having any power over us. take the word evil. luna meaning the moon. In other words. The son was the illumined intellect. The Greeks called epilepsy the sacred disease. the term lunatic comes from the Latin word lunaticus. That's true in all symbology in all Bibles of the world. show definitely that mental and physical disorders have their roots in the depths of the subconscious mind.and you have evil. The Bible does not mention the word epilepsy. we bring the action of God to play in our life. or anointed by the wisdom of God. or the conscious mind full of wisdom. because it was believed to be caused by the moon. And 133 . nor the moon by night “ it says in the Psalms. spell it backwards -. “The sun shall not smite thee by day. and love of the Infinite. psychosomatic medicine. which means a falling sickness characterized by seizures. what you decree is true of God. It's going against the stream of life. In ancient symbology. -. suffering from convulsions. everyday language. He foams at the mouth and wallows on the ground. Modern psychology and psychiatry. the moon meant the subconscious mind.In the biblical passage it tells that the boy is thrown down.
according to their belief. we claim the perfect harmony and perfect peace. The Bible says this type of case is healed by prayer and fasting. which in his time was believed to be caused by divine beings. It's always seeking a holy receptacle that it might express itself at higher levels through you and through everybody. symptoms.C. A psychiatrist told me that a study of this ancient doctor in 400 B. joy. purifications. hostility. as joy. by incantations. anger. love. beauty. They're on a hospital cot. and. Hippocrates is sometimes referred to as the father of medicine. deaf and dumb. showed that this famous physician had a wonderful knowledge of the causes underlying mental disorders of all kinds. because they are going against the stream of life. too. Hippocrates about 400 B. That's the Life Principle.C. rhythm. ignorance. fast from 134 . of course. That's why people go berserk. We must realize in praying for another that with God all things are possible. peace. was it done unto them. and all that. it doesn't really matter. When you go against that stream of life with hate. That's a long time ago. and superstition. then you are going against the stream of life. resentment. Because of our faith in the One Power. This is why they call it a nervous breakdown. Whether the child in question was an idiot child. recognized this type of mental disorder called epilepsy. Fasting means fasting from the sense evidence. or an epileptic. and race beliefs. fasting from fear. He ridiculed the superstitions of his day and pointed out that the disease could not be of divine origin for the simple reason that the condition was healed by purifications and various incantations that were in vogue at the time.the Life Principle flows as harmony. always seeking to express itself as beauty. And they had healings then. which is the will of the Infinite. as love. and order.
Fast from fear. and tradition. mentally). Fast from darkness and perceive the light. and outer results necessarily followed. and from the false beliefs of the mass mind. Where did this healing take place? Jesus. fasting from creed. After all. Irrational emotions have spilled over. When you fast from that. speak kindly to each other. which gets results. are fighting. And the child ceases to gasp for breath. You can fast from ham. and abusing each other. but that doesn't make you holy. When the parents pray together. salute the Divinity in each other. for example. They can't reason if they are insane or a psychotic. and all the rest of it. can't pray with you. grows in the image and the likeness of the mental and emotional climate of the home. The mentally deranged state of consciousness is conditioned in us as long as we see that 135 . Fast from resentment and feast on goodwill to all people throughout the world. fevers. we are told. as the story goes.false theological beliefs. Their reason is abdicated. it is the prayer of faith. today. Fast from ill will and feast on good will. the little child in the cradle or the crib picks all that up and the child gets sick and suffers from all manner of diseases. But we must fast from the poison feast of the world.. whether insanity or idiocy. If a father and mother. quarreling. I have seen a lot of that. So. ice cream. It ceases to have skin disease. the light that lights each one of us. feast on faith in God and the goodness of God in the mind of the living. and forever. and various other things. the same yesterday. as you know. Of course. the child grows in the image and the likeness of that atmosphere in the home. had to heal himself of the disease. a child. insane people cannot cooperate with you. Fast from ignorance and feast on the wisdom of God. We must fast (that is. from the poison feast of objective evidences. you'll get somewhere. dogma.
Power. faith. The failure to heal an insane child or an idiot is not the child's fault. such as insanity. we simply have failed to fix our mind's eye on the embodiment of wholeness. As you continue to do that. peace. There is a deep unconscious belief in the minds of people that certain diseases are difficult to heal. because the patient is insane and can’t understand it. We must completely detach ourselves from the evidence of senses and identify with the Omnipotent Healing Presence within. like disciplined imagination. the condition is actually gripping the practitioner. The disciples spoken of are our own attitudes. When they see a lunatic and a symptom. who is unawakened yet to the truth. come to the conclusion of the way it is in God in heaven: harmony. their senses are deeply impressed with the difficulties. You can't say. and viewpoints. but the absence of faith in your faculties of mind. You have twelve powers. paying no attention to appearances and symptoms. intelligence and wisdom operating. and things of that nature. The condition is actually gripping the practitioner. They are called disciples when they are: disciplined. "Now. When we fail in this type of case. joy. who is unawakened to the truth of being. We have to heal the person in our own mind. it's resurrected in the mind of the other person. because the insane person or the idiot can't cooperate with you. confidence. So.condition of illness portrayed. imagination is a disciple Those praying must cure themselves of the claim. Seeing is a disciple. you use this prayer". mental faculties. and perfection. which the ailing one needs. cancer. in your own mind. 136 . hearing is a disciple. or twelve disciples. and elevation of consciousness will come as we consider the Divine masterpiece within and not the appearance. supposedly gripping the ailing child. love. beauty.
we shall see heaven on earth. I leave it and pronounce the person whole. I repeat this treatment two or three times a day or as often as I am led to do so. Why don't you use it? Here is a treatment. and harmony. It also. Always praying as if I had never prayed before. Anyone may use it. Heaven is that Infinite Intelligence in which we live. fire burns it not. or a prayer process. In prayer. epilepsy. When I feel I have done the best I can. absolute harmony. health. The main purpose of all our prayers for others is to get the feeling of inward joy. bliss. I try to get the feel that all is in order. Divine love. refusing to take no as an answer. and move. If I have only a partial realization. It is within you. Water wets it not. In this way I induce the mood or mental atmosphere of peace. the person in question will feel better because God dwells within the other person. 137 . for three or four minutes by mentally dwelling on the Infinite peace. or whatever it might be: I go within myself and mention the name of the patient. Divine intelligence. I claim that that which is true of the Infinite is true of the one I am praying for. harmony. and absolute wisdom in the depths of myself. and God will do the rest. All you do is cause a resurrection of that Healing Power Which is in all of us.The Healing Power was never born. and joy in the mind of the person being prayed for. and have our being. and peace. As we enter into this heaven frequently. means the state of inner peace and rest. and wind blows it not away. At the same time. It's persistence. or a prayer technique that I use in treating mental disorders such as insanity. we must go to heaven. until the day breaks and the shadows flee away in your own mind. stickto-it-iveness. of course. it will never die. and you create nothing. The main thing is to keep on keeping on. Then I think of the Infinite. or God Presence. determination. because God dwells within everybody.
and the Prince of Peace are within you. God is your dwelling place. The vitalizing. is living now. your consciousness. the Counselor. perfection. and ageless. and you are surrounded with the whole armor of God. you are growing stronger. Because you know in your 138 . vitalize. To worship is to give your supreme allegiance. And that life is flowing through you harmoniously. For God is the Living Spirit within you. lovingly. strengthen. fresh. and eternal youth. healing. beauty. Claim that the harmony. and love of the Infinite are now manifesting through you as strength. strengthening power of the Healing Presence is now restoring every atom of your being. God in the midst of you is mighty to heal. Spirit has no face. The Mighty God. purify. Every moment of your life. you worship no human who ever lived. It is timeless. God sustains you.You know. That's the Living Spirit Almighty. They that worship Him worship Him in spirit and in truth. the Everlasting Father. for God is life and that is your life now. healthier. Therefore. It's a nameless name because God is Spirit. shapeless. for His name is wonderful. and you feel wonderful. God created you. happier. Have complete trust in that Infinite Healing Presence. peacefully. wholeness. your beingness. See and know the life of God is manifesting through you now. beautifully. there is a miraculous Healing Power within you. pure. This uplifting. loyalty. Which is the Presence of God in you. and more youthful. you worship no human on the face of the earth. and devotion to the One Power within you. tireless energy of the life of God is flowing through you now. and radiant with Divine life and Divine wholeness. or ever will live. Know that this Divine Presence is bringing all your affairs into Divine order. The rejuvenating power of the Infinite Spirit is now operating in every atom of your being making you whole. and make you every whit whole. joyously. And every atom of your being dances to the rhythm of the Eternal God. your awareness. beauty. purity. your I AM ness. or figure. form.
and said. in them therefore come and be healed. Healing by the laying on of hands has gone on for countless generations. the Healing Power was never born. being a daughter of Abraham. Followers of Mohammed. behold. It is practiced in many churches including the Roman Catholic and Episcopal Churches. And. which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years. and it's healing you now. and could in no wise lift up herself. and God was never born and will never die. There are many examples of healings taking place throughout the world by the laying on of hands. and said unto her.’ And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight. God in the midst of you is mighty to heal. because that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day. And when Jesus saw her. ‘Thou hypocrite. and not on the Sabbath day. doth not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall. he called her to him. lo. The Healing Power is the God Presence. and glorified God. Here is another biblical story from which we can learn much: “And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation. Buddha and other religions have performed remarkable healings in 139 . and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman. be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day? ‘” The Healing Power didn't start a couple of thousand years ago. whom Satan hath bound. and said unto the people. Spiritualists and many others practice it. will never die.’ ”The Lord then answered him. Healings go on all the time. these eighteen years. ‘There are six days in which we ought to work. nearer is He than hands and feet. and was bowed together. ‘Woman.heart the great truth: Closer is He than breathing. thou art loosed from thine infirmity. there was a woman.
if they believe they have this Divine gift of healing. That's why you stir up the gift of God within you. and a complete healing took place. This happened.that manner. so much so that you can experience an instantaneous healing through expectancy. It is not a Divine prerogative bestowed on a few. it is done unto them. gave you new cells. You've had hundreds and hundreds of healings since you were born. and all of you are sons of the Most High. 140 . The truth of the matter is that all of us have that gift of healing. a great number of churches of all denominations practice the laying on of hands. as they believe. closed it up. The Intelligence within is constantly renewing your body. Did you ever consider all the cuts. I said. But everybody in the world has the gift of healing. and belief. with all probability. thinking it is a sin to drive a nail on the Sabbath or do work of any kind. because God dwells within all of us. We are told the woman in the Bible story was healed on the Sabbath day. without you being aware of it. Of course. Ye are gods. You may not be using it. bruises. God dwells within you. They take the words of the Bible literally. faith. but it's there. As a matter of fact. and the Intelligence within you created new skin and new tissue. and scratches you experienced when young? Did you notice Infinite Intelligence at work? It formed thrombin on the cut. “I am God and there is no God beside me. Faith causes this Healing Power to speed up tremendously. formed a bridge there. for the Infinite Healing Presence is within you. Some say they are gifted and their hands are healing hands.” The Healing Presence is operating within you twenty-four hours a day. Many practice the Sabbath from a literal standpoint.
precepts. At that moment you will experience an instantaneous Divine transfusion of energy. It's the inner. We must realize that external acts. You've reached the seventh day. The Sabbath is that inner conviction. which psychologically means the moment of conviction. and conforming to rites. the change of the heart. you have no further desire to pray about it. ceremonies. When you meditate and pray and succeed in reaching the point of inner peace.The Sabbath is an inner stillness. and life. an inner certitude whereby we remind ourselves of the availability of the God Presence in all emergencies at all times everywhere. It has nothing to do with time. where you have actually fallen in love with spiritual values. You can go to church every day of the week and yet be very unreligious. That's the seventh hour. You are working in the Sabbath when you have accepted in your mind that your prayer is answered. that inner certitude of yours that your prayer is answered. Then you are in the Sabbath. You are in the Sabbath when your heart is aflame with the glory of the Infinite and the certainty of His response. then your prayer is answered. power. not of 141 . That's why at the seventh hour he was healed. We must become aware of the fact that the only change that matters is the internal change. You may observe all the rules and regulations of your church and at the same time violate all the laws of God in your heart. the seventh hour. the silent knowing of the soul. For religion is of the heart. It's the interval of time between the impregnation and its manifestation or objectification. it's not the seventh hour of the day. your inner conviction. silent knowing of the soul. that inner certitude. It's the point of mental acceptance and conviction within you. vitality. and ordinances of some organization or church are not real religion or true worship. It means to rest in God. rituals.
and then all fear. happiness. And it was on the Sabbath day that she was healed. which is God? Are you bound by the conviction that you honor the Infinite in the land of the living? Do you believe in the goodness of God in the land of the living? Do you glory in the joy of the Lord. The ruler of the synagogue mentioned in the Bible means the ruling thought or prevailing worldly viewpoint or opinion. which is your strength. calm. and tranquil. truth. and beauty-something transcending your fondest dreams? If you have that kind of a belief or conviction. harmony. Your religion is what you do. feelings. Your inner certitude and imperturbability is the Sabbath. enemies. serene. because when you have fallen in love. God is always available. or that which saves. moods. The synagogue is your mind where the aggregation of thoughts. It means the dominant idea in your mind. love.the lips. it's based upon your actions. When you walk in the consciousness of peace. Are you bound to love. because you are carrying in your subjective mind a Divine impression. 142 . it's your life. You are in the Sabbath when you feel and know it is impossible for your prayer to fail. health. you have a wonderful religion. which means an emotional attachment to spiritual values. and sickness will fall away. Biblically speaking. which means that you are looking at your desire. or your solution. and goodwill. it's based upon your relationship with people. You know that there is always an interval of time between the subjective embodiment and the objective manifestation. You are undisturbed. and that the will of the Infinite for you is a greater measure of life. and joy? Are you bound to the Source of all life. You are really looking at God. peace. and opinions gather. you are in the Sabbath all day long. a subconscious embodiment of your ideal.
The word “woman” means emotional nature. If you are hungry. Whatever our disease. They bring them food and water and things they need. the things you believe. the doubts and arguments. charged with emotion in our subliminal depths. the Guiding Principle within you would lead you out. There is no one to save you. the subjective side of life.Because if you were in prison. . where they come from? Are they real? Are they true? Are they illogical. which can do all things. Organizations and governments in America and Europe. and they also get an injection. and you must psychologically slay these hypocritical thoughts by asking them where they came from. which come to your mind trying to dissuade you to turn away from the belief in the One Power. Where does fear come from? It's a thought in your own mind. Does it belong there? Is there a principle behind it? Is it just a shadow in your mind? Is there a principle behind these thoughts you have? Are they not shadows? The fear thoughts have no heavenly credentials. There is no one to lead you out. the depressed state of consciousness. The ruler of the synagogue represents the fear thoughts. for fevers and things of that nature. Say. health would be your savior. send doctors and nurses. Like so many people in many parts of the world are suffering from malnutrition. and unscientific? Do they insult the intelligence of a ten-year-old child who is studying a little chemistry or physics? 143 . and other aid. The woman who has the infirmity means the feeling of weakness. There is an argument in your mind. if you were lost in the jungle. And. it represents the negative pattern of thought. "Where do they come from? What is the source? Are they true?" Did you ever sit down and ask yourself. too. food. the subjective belief in some crippling disease. of course. that saves their lives. if you were very sick. food is your savior. unreasonable. freedom would be your savior.
Some of them. or the fullness of acceptance. are still walking. Others said. Accept It. Fleet. a psychologist at London University told me that during the air raids in London during the war she was helping people. doing all the things you would do. The truth doesn't change. they ran. I shouldn't be walking. and a bomb hit a hospital where some of the patients had been paralyzed for eighteen to twenty years. Feast on God's Almighty Power. it's the same yesterday.So. find out the origin of them and say. they went right back to their paralytic state. You know the Spirit can't be paralyzed. Do this as often as necessary. Your own God within you is the truth. Most of them. accepted the healing and are still 144 ." It is then the Sabbath day for you. Yet. I will walk. and I am the life. they ran down the stairs and out into the street. It's always the same--yesterday. Then you say. and couldn't move. This shows you that in a time of emergency (when they heard that the bomb was hitting the hospital). Imagine that you are being healed now. for God walks and talks in me. she said. Then you will rise and walk through the power of the Almighty. I am the way. today. and they die of neglect. For God is truth. "Through the Power of the Almighty. They forgot that they were paralyzed. I am the truth. of course. and forever. She was on the street. today. It has no labels. Why the idea? The idea to save their lives seized their mind." For truth never changes. You can't put any label on truth. "I'm paralyzed. and forever. and you will experience the Sabbath. Dr." And. Take your attention away from the false beliefs of the world. because you pictured yourself walking. The Spirit of the Almighty began to move on their behalf. she said. "I will not believe anything that does not conform to the eternal truths.
that a chill is the cause of influenza. The human species is the only thinking species in the world. that power is within you and you don't have to wait for a bomb to hit the hospital to get up and walk.of love. are everywhere.walking So. that wet feet are the cause of colds. light. your business. as many have discovered. conditions. What do you do? How do you express? Are you expressing more and more of God -.” This is all nonsense because the church is within you. Your life is your religion. in your science. and ceremony. Now. in your writings. They adhere to the letter of the law and “lack the Spirit which giveth life. in all phases of your life? The weather. The term is not limited to the narrow meaning of a Jewish sect that lived a couple of thousand years ago. “Church” is a translation of the Greek word. Pharisees believe that the fan causes a stiff neck. They don't get a stiff neck. 145 . ”Pharisees” exist today in every city and town all over the world. relationship with people. meaning you draw up the wisdom and the power and the intelligence of God that is within you. in your art. Of course they belong to what some call the “right church. in your body. and beauty every day? Do we see your religion made manifest in your home. “Pharisees. either. it follows that the fan can't cause a cold except if you think it does. There are people who work under a fan all day long.” of course. Acclesia. They adhere to the letter of the law and lack the love and understanding behind the words of the gospel. Therefore. They are the type of people who lay stress on external acts and observances. they don't get a cold. and all these things dominate their lives.” External rituals. and circumstances influence the mind in a suggestive way only. pomp. truth.
He said. So. or something of that nature." Well. because the man hated his sister so much. 146 . You are told forgive until seventy times seven. When his father died of kidney failure. and I'll keep on hating her. He added that his father had to go for dialysis several times a week. As I have noted before.When the mind is full of strain. was undoubtedly the cause of his medical condition. that which you greatly fear will come upon you. which was never neutralized. or the musician gets. And he really had dropsy. The conditions in the body are an out-picturing of one’s mental attitude or states of consciousness. a form of internal drowning. Dr. it could well bring on an internal flood. It made a very deep impression on him. stress. Alvarez said that the Mayo Clinic couldn't do anything for him. I'll hate her. You get into sort of an ecstasy or rapture. that flood is a real thing. and tension. which flood the mind. He said. Alvarez of the Mayo Clinic. Barry K. because he was suffering from this internal drowning of hatred. you know. "A man came into the hospital suffering from dropsy. It was over a lawsuit. which. This lingering fear. I remember reading some years ago now an article by Dr. If one is possessed with hatred or deep-seated resentment. was a very religious man and completely free from any ill will or resentment. He feared that the same thing would happen to him. which the poet gets at times. It's a flood of God's ideas. if not checked. There is also the flood of God's ideas. a will. He refused to forgive. In talking to him. "I will not forgive her. he said he realized that he needed the chaplain. could terminate in disintegration of that person’s vital organs due to the corrosive effect of these mental poisons. you hear the celestial music. a corresponding effect is produced in the body and there is a breakdown in the organs of elimination.
There is no other power. Thus. none of ugliness. a fear that had no real power because there is no principle behind the discord. His belief was the only power that controlled him. restoring. of course. a principle of mathematics. He was receiving some medication. the truth began to dawn upon him that his fear was a perversion of the truth. He began to experience symptoms similar those that he father had in the early stages of his disease. a principle of beauty. he rearranged his mind to conform to the Divine pattern. immeasurably in eliminating the symptoms. At the end of that time his mind had reached a conviction of wholeness." He repeated this prayer every night for about thirty days. which helped him. which is all around harmony and peace. There is a principle of health. feelingly. and controlling all the processes of my body. or health.This man's fear became a belief that he would become a victim of the same disorder that troubled his father. According to Divine wisdom and Divine love. This man saw the truth about his situation and cast out the lie. 147 . none of deceit. none of poverty. that his disease was due to a disordered group of thoughts. healing. none of error. Before going to sleep at night. but he also reasoned that the Healing Power. He cooperated with his doctors. a principle of abundance. and with deep understanding. a principle of honesty. I rest secure in this knowledge. which made him. none of disease. but he was certain that he would have to start dialysis within a few years. was still with him. I know it is God in action. knowingly. he would affirm with feeling and with a deep meaning behind each word: "The Healing Presence is now going to work transforming. After consulting with me. and this Healing Power is working now.
and His Presence fills every organ and cell of my being. Where God is there is only order. So. beauty. His Holy Presence neutralizes everything unlike itself. The tendency of all life is to heal. He said if he lived long enough he would be able to accomplish and duplicate all of them. People are being healed at shrines. when it has even gone into the brain. the cripples who walk. and these are the words he used: "God is in His holy temple. When we take some contaminated food. we take our bloated nothingness out of the way. 'Jesus heals. during which the minister gave a very fine talk on divine healing." Can you imagine a statement like that in this so-called enlightened age? Look at the hospitals of the world. After the service.' but don't say we can do it. and the spiritual healing in many parts of the world. these things are going on. so he had to reply solely on the subjective power and wisdom within. He said that he got very still. He told me that he was l00 miles away from any kind of help. And you read in your daily newspaper many articles about cancer being completely healed when it had metastasized. and the epileptics who are restored. to restore. as Emerson says. Quimby duplicated about 60 percent of all the so-called miracles in the New Testament. and perfect function. the same Life Principle that seeks to preserve us causes us to regurgitate and tries its utmost to heal us.I attended a church service some years ago. "It's all right to say. A healing will take place if. A Christian Scientist told me one time that he swallowed a poisonous liquid by mistake. The people with psychotic and neurotic problems who are being healed." 148 . a member of the church said to him. they get up and walk. It never condemns us. sprains. and the laying on of hands that goes on. He was a splendid practitioner who had great faith in the God Power. and scratches. and they have gone on. Life is forever healing our cuts and bruises.
if you believe that you are suffering because of some sins you committed in a former life or something. spaceless Being is within you. or things like that. though in a very weakened condition. Believe in a God of love. that is your belief. That's absurd. Could one take a corrosive poison. and God shall wipe away all tears from your eyes. or through a mistaken situation. Therefore. there is no more sea. It cannot look on evil. No more confusion. A new beginning is a new end. There shall be no more crying. the sincere truth student looking loyally to God with absolute faith and conviction in the One Power could actually prove that it will succeed. The lawyers and the Pharisees are in all of us. Behold. or devils. The timeless. and the deeper mind will respond. But I definitely believe that in emergencies such as this Christian Scientist had. gruesome belief. no more sorrow.He kept this up for an hour and. The past is forgotten and remembered no more. had a complete recovery. it doesn't condemn you or punish you. Change your thought now. They represent human-made laws and opinions and the belief that we are being punished for our sins that our karma is catching up upon us another old word covering the belief in hell. trusting the subjective power to nullify the painful effects? I don't suggest that anyone take on such a trial. All judgment is given to the “son” The “son” is your own mind. So. and you are making your own hell right here and now. stop thinking that you have to expiate for some sins. Karma is simply the law of action and reaction. There are mental as well as physical poisons. It's a morbid. it can't. Some people have a martyr complex. no more pain. Its eyes are too pure to behold iniquity. We must not question God and say it's God's will that you be sick. for all these things are passed away. And if they drink any deadly thing. Say God is testing me. it shall not hurt them and come out unscathed by the experience. 149 . Forgive yourself.
vitalizing. neither is the law. or God Presence. the Self-Renewing One. And when you mentally appropriate the idea of perfect health. for three or four minutes by mentally dwelling on the Infinite peace. and All Knowing One. and the perfection of God are flowing through you now. this Healing Power will respond. peace. or dream. In A Nutshell Your thought is creative. the beauty. and peace. or a prayer process. and emotionally touch faith. harmony. and you are made whole Here is a treatment. I try to get the feel that all is in order. Then I think of the Infinite. I perceive thou art no respecter of persons.What nonsense! God is no respecter of persons. God in the midst of you is guiding you now. and peace. love. Turn to the Divine Presence within. and 150 . or idea. And with your eyes stayed on God. And by remaining faithful to the new mental focus. realizing the wholeness. or aspiration You can mentally. restoring. which is harmony. love. or a prayer technique for treating mental disorders such as insanity. absolute harmony. and His life is seeking expression through you as harmony. there is no evil on your pathway. divine love. beauty. you will resurrect your child. Divine intelligence. As you do that with faith and confidence. Realize it is all-powerful. and transforming your whole being into God's pattern on the mount. and absolute wisdom in the depths of myself. knowing its nature is to respond to you. or whatever it might be: I go within myself and mention the name of the patient. joy. wholeness and perfection. spiritually. When you begin to think on what you wish to express. the Creative Power of the Infinite responds. God's will is the will of life. joy. epilepsy. health. healing. I claim that that which is true of the Infinite is true of the one I am praying for. the Ever Living One. and peace. the All Wise One. bliss.
For religion is of the heart. Forgive yourself. I leave it and pronounce the person whole. When I feel I have done the best I can. You may observe all the rules and regulations of your church and at the same time violate all the laws of God in your heart. You can go to church every day of the week and yet be very unreligious. God's will is the will of life. it's based upon your actions. not of the lips. Your religion is what you do. where you have actually fallen in love with spiritual values. beauty. it's your life. In this way I induce the mood or mental atmosphere of peace. Change your thought now. and harmony. Your religion is what you do. and the deeper mind will respond. We must become aware of the fact that the only change that matters is the internal change. it's based upon your relationship with people. joy. God in the midst of you is guiding you now. the change of the heart. health. 151 . wholeness and perfection. it's based upon your relationship with people. and His life is seeking expression through you as harmony. love. it's based upon your actions. peace. it's your life. We must not question God and say it's God's will that you be sick.joy in the mind of the person being prayed for. Religion is of the heart. The past is forgotten and remembered no more. not of the lips.
younger than the newborn babe.” The Healing Presence of God is within you. love cannot wish punishment. People who say that God is punishing them would never dream of accusing or attributing to their own parents the things of which they accuse God. symmetry. and that is your life now. No psychologist. boundless wisdom. God is life. now. and peace. harmony cannot wish discord. It's older than night or day. Joy cannot wish sadness. brighter than light. that's too foolish for words. To such people the words "infinitely good and perfect" seem to have absolutely no meaning at all. the surgeon removes a tumor. That's the Living Spirit Almighty. priest. darker than darkness. infinite joy. and that is your life. doctor. perfect order. The will of God means the tendency of life. absolute harmony. So. The psychologist or psychiatrist endeavors to remove the mental block and encourages the patient to adopt a new mental attitude that tends to release the Healing Presence. and goodwill flow through your subconscious mind. Life cannot wish death. health. 152 . misery. The will of God is the nature of God. It has no beginning or end. beyond all things and creatures. and proportion. or the Infinite. order cannot wish disorder. infinite intelligence. thereby cleansing all the negative patterns that may be lodged therein. And God is life. God Heals. perfect peace. For example. the nature of the Infinite is boundless love. thereby removing the block and making way for the Healing Power of God to restore you. yet fixed in the heart of everyone. as we said. peace. itself. minister.Chapter 7 – “The Doctor Treats. and suffering. Love cannot wish anything unloving. The minister asks you to forgive yourself and others and to get in tune with the Infinite by letting the Healing Power of love. flowing through the patient as harmony. or psychiatrist heals anyone.
Love. joy. or lame. in unison. You can lay hold of it and perform what we call miracles in your own life. When you know the laws of your mind and apply them constructively. always has existed. The same Healing Power is present in all men and women. and difficulties of all kinds. based upon eternal verities. You give everything to yourself. and always will be. when they are synchronized. For with God all things are possible. A miracle is a confirmation of that which is possible.Many diseases follow such false beliefs. The healings take place today just like they did thousands of years ago. God is the solution to all your problems. neither will it ever have any end. the Healing Power has no beginning. The Healing Power is present in all of us. bringing trouble. it will never die. “I am the Lord that healeth thee. It is omnipresent -.” Therefore. you are no longer blind. It is not something that existed 2000 years ago.present everywhere. must conform to that false premise. It was never born. always was. opposition. then you would be acting in God’s way. pain or peace. whether joy or sorrow. halt. accord. will have no end. That is why you hear people say. God is within you – the very life of you." If you believe in a false premise. It is not 153 . When you are operating your mind. Harmony always has been the principle of life. withered. To believe that God is testing you or punishing you sets in motion the law of your own mind. or experience. your conclusion. work in concord. Actually. you are punishing yourself. for God is the Healing Presence. and peace had no beginning. sickness. We must remember that a miracle cannot prove that which is impossible. your conscious and subconscious. for all our beliefs tend to manifest themselves. "A jinx is following me.
which work underground in your own mind like a contaminated stream to emerge even after years of wrong experiences such as illness. and self-condemnation. meaning your thought and feeling. self-pity. hateful. you draw the manifestation or the ideal state to you. The second step is to realize that the condition is but the product of past thinking. “Thou art ever with me and all that I hath is thine. which will have no more power to continue its existence. And I am the Lord that healeth thee. and so forth. who restoreth thy youth like the eagle. Don't wait for some angel or saint to heal you. Live in the embodiment of your desire and the word. for all things be ready if the mind were so. These poisons creep through the psychic blood stream. To say this would be the essence of absurdity. poisoning all springs of hope and faith. 154 . morose. Do not allow yourself to be swayed by the mental poisons that permeate the minds of so many people. unhappiness. The third step is to exalt God in the midst of thee. or poor. who healeth all thy diseases. and lifting yourself up. When you are sick. Realize that you are violating God's laws. This will stop the production of all toxins in you or the other person. You have now pronounced the condition false. Among the most deadly mental poisons are the following: fear. hatred (which is really ignorance). fear. who satisfies thy mouth with good things. God gave you richly all things to enjoy. Don't wonder whether God wants you to be healed or not. leading to mental aberrations. mighty to heal. you are violating the very laws of life. will soon be made manifest. loss.something that only one person possesses.” Mental poisons are wrong thoughts. The first step in healing is not to be afraid of the manifest conditions from this very moment. seeing the person. which are written in your heart and inscribed in your inward parts. as he ought to be.
Age is not the flight of years. exalt God in the midst of you mighty to heal. and forever. The Bible looks upon age not as the flight of years. and uplifting. Seek the Divine frenzy that cleanses you of all toxins. You hunger and thirst for more wisdom. So. abilities. You are not selling your gray hairs. And the Spirit in you never grows old. and psychotic conditions. The spiritual antidote is to find the other real self. that by filling your mind with spiritual values you will transform your whole life. You are now in love (emotionally attached) with the God Presence within. Like Daniel even in the lion's den. to live with them so they become a living part of you. as he went to Jerusalem. In the Bible we are told. emotional and spiritual maturity. today. your gray hair should indicate wisdom. You can fall in love and become wildly enthusiastic in knowing that there is a principle of life that flows through your mental patterns and imagery. melancholia. love. And as he entered into a certain 155 . Old age is another mental poison. with all things good. pleasing. It is the same yesterday. "It came to pass. and other forms of mental derangement.schizophrenic conditions. It becomes a part of your blood stream. who is God within you and become God intoxicated. and as you do you move forward in the light of the One Who Forever Is. You can fall madly in love with the new knowledge that thoughts are things. happiness. then you are seized with a Divine frenzy at the wonder of it all. that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. you are selling your talents. When you realize that the law of attraction is forever operating in your life. creating after their image and likeness. it's the dawn of wisdom. and the wisdom you have garnered through the years. and joy. bringing you health. To be in love is to be emotionally attached to these great truths.
It means a sick mind.” The word "leper" in the Bible means. Leprosy in and of itself is a wasting disease. emotions. that person is called a leper in the Bible. of course. enthusiasm. Therefore. when he saw that he was healed. 'Jesus.' And when he saw them he said unto them. energy.' And he said unto him. it typifies a state of a person who has lost vitality.'" The wonderful account of ten lepers being healed is a story of all of us. If a person is full of hate and resentment. 'Arise. God heals them. an unclean state. The story of the lepers is telling all of us that sickness of the body has its origin in sickness of the soul. It's a leprous state of mind. And Jesus answering said.village. save this stranger. to the effect that a physician who does not believe in God has no business in a sick room. and confused ideas. and vigor for life because that person has psychologically separated him or herself 156 . as you know. have mercy on us. emotions. a person who is sick in his or her thoughts. there met him ten men that were lepers which stood afar off. go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. Let us remind ourselves at this point of the famous saying: “The doctor treats the patients. And they lifted up their voices and said. And he was the Samaritan. It means a mind troubled with conflicting desires. ‘‘Were there not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?' There are not found that returned to give glory to God. I remember reading some years ago a report of a statement made by Dr. Elmer Hess. And one of them.' And it came to pass that as they went they were cleansed. I believe that most physicians agree that faith in God has a profound effect in the maintenance of perfect health. 'Go show yourself unto the priests. giving him thanks. as he was inaugurated President of the American Medical Association. Master. and body. turned back and with a loud voice glorified God and fell down on his face at his feet.
So. anger. Jesus represents the ideal. It could be healing. Jesus represents the ideal. symbolizes a womb. jealousy. and One Healing Power. when it is realized. your desire. Look at it in a very simple way. These mental poisons bring on that state. self-condemnation. hatred. When the Bible says Jesus passed through Samaria and Galilee to reach Jerusalem. or vision is at this moment saying to you. or steps of prayer. the I Ching. just like the Bible. your desire. Samaria means confusion. picture. So. the great Chinese philosophical treatise. or the circle. 64 hexagrams in the I Ching.from the Source of all life. inspiration. we must remember that every city or town mentioned in the Bible represents a state of mind. Six and four are ten. like a zero added to one. which is your mind. or receptive mind of man. But there is only One Presence and Power. trouble mindedness. because your desire. for example. guidance. You must come to a decision in your mind. namely. The numeral ten mentioned symbolizes the completion of a process." When you raise your desire up in consciousness to the point of acceptance. Your desire must go through Samaria. or God within you has moved and there is a manifestation of God in your life. an answer to your prayer. this refers to a process of prayer. deals with the interaction of the 157 . and conflict in Galilee. "Rise up and accept me. of course. You have. which is always walking down the streets of your mind beckoning you onward and upward. is your savior. your idea or desire. you experience the truth of the statement: Thy faith hath made thee whole. plan. We have a leprous condition when we are full of envy. or purpose (It has more than one meaning). the manifestation of God. Your ideal. The numeral one means the male or pressing aspect. That means. The naught.
think on these things. ten means the interaction of the male and female elements of your own mind: thought and feeling. whatsoever things are honest. namely. healthy. your conscious and subconscious mind. or union. brain and heart. In other words. It is called the "cup" in the Bible. dogma. and courageous. which is a movement of Omnipotence within ourselves. faith. whatsoever things are of good report. which courses through our veins transforming our whole being. or subjective healing nature. we receive a transfusion of love. should be the chalice of God's love as it is the sanctuary of its Holy Presence. The woman means the womb. As we meditate on the spiritual values of life. the conscious and subconscious. or anything of that nature. constructively. The thoughts must be united with true feeling. if there be any virtue.male and female principle within you. whatsoever things are lovely. vital. idea and emotion. power. it is the happy marriage. confidence. whatsoever things are pure. When these two are functioning harmoniously. All experiences in your life are the result of the interaction of your own conscious and subconscious mind. and energy. your subjective mind or subconscious is called the woman in the Bible. Our faith is kindled when we realize that all things are done by faith. 158 . if there be any praise. Whatsoever things are true. It is faith in the creative laws of your own mind. The heart. whatsoever things are just. Such a person is well integrated. religion. It means the receptive mind. not faith in a creed. faith in the response of a Supreme Intelligence to you when you call upon it. or substance in the world. and joyously. True emotion follows your thought. There is no other cause.
" You are an atheist at that moment. or Infinite Intelligence. You are healed. our I AMness. are absurd statements. Your health has been restored. you now walk. all of these. "This problem cannot be solved. You look at your environment. or fulfillment. all is lost. you are joyous. The number ten is also a sacred number and bears reference to the line one and the circle zero. When we think of something. of course. Jerusalem means the city of peace within ourselves. doesn't know the answer. The battle is taking place in your own mind. and conditions and say to yourself: “It's hopeless. Your mind is at peace. We are now at peace. "There is no way out. "God." When you say. there is no way out. you have peace." you are saying. Our mind is at a state of oneness. we have reached the place of accomplishment. Then. Now. You believe in good and evil. 159 . you are in a dilemma. You are transferring the power within yourself to external conditions. Our faith is really our thought. which produces an X only when there is a conflict in the mind. Your prayer was answered. All of us want to go to Jerusalem. of course. you are happy.” At that moment you are saying. Perhaps you are blaming the weather.There is only One Power. have become one and all is well. our awareness. and that is our own consciousness. we have at that moment pinpointed the flow of the Almighty Creative Power through one focal point of attention. "God can't heal me. circumstances. desire and faith. Your mind is no longer divided. When you say. When your prayer is answered." you are saying. You have two powers. This conflict and frustration follows when you are in a double-minded state. You don't know what to believe in because you are all mixed up. If you are crippled. I am incurable. The two. which means that when our desire is completely subjectified. You reached Jerusalem. "God doesn't know the way out.
photons. nervous prostration. and so forth. realizing they are only an illusion of power. There is nothing evil in anything. There is nothing evil about it. protons. the God Presence. there is nothing to sustain them. You have reached a decision of pronounced judgment in your own mind. frequencies. You look at the fearful. faith. negative thoughts and order them out of your mind. or a jinx for your troubles. debility of the vital organs. It depends how you use it. and intensities. your desire has sunk deeply into your subconscious mind. How do you use the power? When desire and fear quarrel. the Only Presence and Power.other people. There is no principle behind them. And it's all molecular -. You have freed the prisoner (your desire) into the arms of the Lord (your subjective self) where. And this world in which we are living is a star. The stars are molecules moving in space. You remind yourself that there is only One Creative Power and that it is now flowing through your thought pattern bringing you the good you seek. and expectancy. through repetition. You must not exalt the created thing above the Creator. You must resolve the conflict by going within yourself and placing your case before the Great Tribunal. You keep on doing this regularly and systematically until a healing of the situation takes place. Perhaps you are blaming the stars. You have condemned the guilty (the negative thoughts). You must learn not to make a created thing of the manifested world a cause. and exhaustion.electrons. 160 . too. God created them and pronounced them good and very good. the mind and the body become a battleground resulting in wasteful expenditures of energy. This world that we are living in is a world of densities. In the secret chamber of your own mind you give supreme recognition to the Spirit within.
superstitions. because we have reached the place of death. allegiance. They lifted up their voices. We must die to sickness and resurrect health or wholeness within us. So we must die to poverty and resurrect the great law of opulence. as the Bible calls it. body. and contemplate love. We sacrifice. have mercy on us. and we feast on love and goodwill. A priest is one who offers up a sacrifice. where it dies first. That is. We must give to receive. or Spiritual Power. and terror in order to give supreme attention to the One God and His laws. frustrated. We give up resentment. That is. and emotion. Master. or. and perfection. and adoration to the Spiritual Presence within. neurotic person to the Master. It is the appeal of every troubled. Each one of us is a priest of God when we turn away from the false gods and the poison feast of the irrational mass mind with its fears. I must die to what I am before I can live to what I long to be. within. The word (our thought or idea) has become flesh made manifest in our body and environment. who healeth all thy diseases. fears. beauty. entering Jerusalem. we died to the old state and we live to the new. Our desire has been entombed. then comes forth as the answer to our prayer. We fast from the idea of poverty and feast on the idea of God's abundance. You lift yourself up mentally when you turn in reverence. The cry of the ten lepers is the cry of every person in the world.This is called depth therapy. “Go show yourself unto the priests. The burden we have been carrying is now removed. an intuitive awareness of the great truths of the Infinite.” The word "priest" is a symbol of spiritual perception. reaching the point of conviction. or give up our negative thoughts. We fast from fear and feast on faith in 161 . peace. which alone can give peace and health of mind. and false beliefs.
lifting ourselves up to the heart of God. fate. and the past is forgotten and remembered no more. we hunger for an inward change. where you have an intense desire to become a new person in God. We know that though our hands are dripping with the blood of others and though we may have committed dastardly crimes. We fast from pain and feast on God's silent river of peace. That's why you see some murderers and dope fiends leading new lives. We are not thinking of just idle prayer. to come into your soul. judge. or send sickness. That's why the Bible says you can be changed in the twinkling of an eye. punish. for it's timeless.God and all things good. Then the Spirit responds. or idle affirmation. We fast from karma. We fast from selfcondemnation. the Eternal Now. the loving person. kindliness. We fast from darkness and feast on the light of God being reflected on all our problems. the peaceful. depression. disease. 162 . Divine peace. We fast from symptoms and feasts on the mental vision of health and happiness. the poised. sociability. ageless. As we paint a picture or vision in our minds and our hearts. teaching others how to live. the joyous. or death. we can instantaneously turn to the Presence of God within. No! We are talking about a real transformation of the heart where you hunger and thirst for Divine love. and spaceless. goodwill. knowing that the joy of the Lord is our strength. and self-pity and feast on amiability. The law of God automatically responds to our new mental pattern. and pre-destination and feast on God. knowing the light (intelligence) of God knows only the answer. We fast from sadness and secrete the essence of joy. knowing the Absolute does not condemn. claiming and feeling that we now are the person God intends us to be--the happy. and laughter.
” So. It makes no difference if you've been a murderer or a thief or have committed all manner of evil. the moment you decide sincerely to change your life by enthroning a new concept and estimate of yourself in your mind and feel the truth of that which you affirm. because you are a new person in God. You must remember that the law plays no favorites. We merely experience a reaction of the law. The laws of our mind never punish us. That's why belief in karma and things of that nature are so absurd. the underlying laws of chemistry or electricity would automatically respond. When we are dealing with our mind. so frightfully stupid. the moment you used the principle correctly. If you misused the laws of chemistry or electricity for twenty years. Moreover. It is a real hunger and thirst. we are also using the principle of mind. When we 163 . for your mind is a principle.Perfunctory prayer is not the answer. based on awful ignorance. The law cannot possibly hold grudges or try to get even. It cannot repeat the mistakes of the past. Sincerity and a new spiritual view of things that holds your mind in awe will bring it about. This is the inner transformation that takes place. we punish ourselves by our misuse of law. law is always impersonal. “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness. Perfunctory prayer will not suffice. Only when sincerity and a new spiritual view of things take hold of the mind do you expunge from your deeper mind the former negative patterns that caused all your troubles. these changes have taken place down through the ages. Ignorance is the only sin. the law reverses its former action and responds by corresponding to the new blueprint in your mind. for they shall be filled. which we set in motion by our thoughts and beliefs. and all the punishment and tragedy in the world is the consequence.
or having a glorious time. or otherwise deceive us are merely messengers telling us who we have conceived ourselves to be. and perfect. forever giving up the lesser for the greater. which is our subconscious mind? It is easy to forgive. All we have to do is to forgive ourselves for having negative. There is no basis for harboring ill feeling towards people who defraud or cheat us. for you are a priest yourself. Claim that the Infinite Healing Presence is saturating every atom of your being that Divine love flows through you making you whole. for all people may turn within for what they want. by directing your attention from the symptoms in the body and dwelling with the lord of life within you. as the Bible says. relaxed. People who rob. envy. there is no basis for ill will. dancing. We must identify ourselves mentally and emotionally with that which we want. which is your desire for a perfect healing. Know and feel that 164 . To heal any situation you show yourself to the priest. destructive thoughts which hurt us. resentment. How could we be angry or hostile to others when they are merely instruments of our own mind fulfilling the play that we wrote consciously or subconsciously in the book of life. while those with whom we were angry probably have been fishing. As they positively assert this claim for the good they seek. or jealousy. and our exchequer will again be replenished from the Infinite reservoir of God's riches in ways we know not of. the law of mind responds to their mental acceptance. There is no loss but the sense of loss. pure. Furthermore.understand this. defraud. They testify to our state of consciousness. There is nothing lost unless we admit the loss in our mind. You may offer your sacrifice now. All we have to do is to realize that all things exist in Infinite mind. we have no occasion to hate or resent the meanest person who walks the earth.
we should give thanks. or as we continue to claim and feel as true that which we affirm. of course. we reach the point of fulfillment in our own mentality. which made you. and peace. We are back where we started. His mercy endureth for all generations. come into His Presence singing. the Lord. the starting point. When we enter into the feeling of being what we long to be. health.the Living Intelligence. really) during the year. and gratitude. because you have had a spiritual transfusion of the healing power released by your prayer so that every atom of your being dances to the rhythm of the Eternal God. So. Your thought and feeling become one as they fuse together by enthusiasm and love. is now taking over. give me one more thing--a grateful heart. It is true. we ended experiencing God (the one). he said. health. We began thinking of God (the one). a rearrangement of your thought patterns takes place. Finally. Lord. So. Everything resolved is back to one. mood to mood. You are now transformed. As you enter into the mental atmosphere of harmony. followed automatically by molecular changes in the body structure to conform to the new state of mind. and peace. You know. the thankful heart is the uplifted state. we add thought to thought. of course. There are people who will tell you about one thing that didn't happen (usually it's of no importance. causing all organs of your body to conform to God's eternal pattern of harmony. The cycle of consciousness has been completed. come into His courts with praise. He is good. be thankful unto Him and bless His name. that many people are ungrateful. Sharper than a serpent's tooth is an ungrateful child. You glorify God each time your prayer is answered. But they will not tell you about the ten 165 .
and fell down on his face at his feet. and a light in your eye. faith. That would indicate the Presence of God. not a den of thieves. fear. Negative attitudes are strangers. a state of receptivity. a grateful heart is always close to God because you are in a lifted up state. sweet to the soul and health to the bones.” So. There would be illumination. peace of mind. and anger are the strangers. and with a loud voice glorified God. when he saw that he was healed. At that moment we are praising and exalting God in the midst of us mighty to heal. love. Our mind is supposed to be a house of prayer.or twelve wonderful things that happened to them because of prayer or change of mental attitude. The stranger in your mind might be sickness. or a business difficulty. worry. These negative attitudes are strangers. You are in tune with the Creative Forces of the universe. So. too--aliens in the house of God. All of that would indicate the Presence of God in you. God would not be a stranger because there would be abundance there. the Presence of God in the minds and hearts of people is a stranger to millions of people because the Presence of God in you would be the presence of beauty.” 166 . too. inspiration. It is said the cured leper in the Bible story who gave thanks was a stranger. our mind is cleansed. and intruders who rob us of peace of mind. Fear. “And one of them. kindness. The Presence of God would not be a stranger in your mind and heart. “I was a stranger.” the Bible said. For God is peace. confidence. turned back. goodwill. “and ye took me in. They just tell you about the one thing. When we starve these states through neglect by giving all our attention and devotion to the God Presence within and His attributes and qualities. giving him thanks. worry. Your words would be like apples of gold and pictures of silver.
. He was in a sleepy. Harvey said he rarely praised anybody. The word "face" means the truth. He was amazed when he began to consider all the wonderful things that had happened to him and the many blessings he enjoyed. In Biblical language. the very life of him. because it is Spirit. that he was not thankful for all his blessings.Here is the perfect formula for prayer. He had no mental picture of the Infinite. The stranger in his midst was eye trouble. He wrote me. for my miraculous healing. Harvey W. and lovingly. The mood of gratitude and the thankful heart causes us to tune in with the Creative Forces of the universe. knowing that the Infinite Wisdom and Power are within you and can do all things. have a very prosperous business. of course. gently. that he began to work on a quality which he was sadly lacking. He understood that vision 167 . be happily married. saying that he wanted to make significant changes in his life. wonderful friends. You may be expressing yourself in a wonderful way. was in a Bible study class I conducted. thankfulness. "Thank you. and what we send out comes back to us multiplied by the law of action and reaction. drowsy state each night as he meditated in the manner outlined. He would go to sleep in the mental mood of thankfulness. yet you may have a bad heart or have trouble with your eyes. Father. the lord of lords within himself. or the Presence of God in you. he fell down on his face at his feet. Father. In his mind's eye he sensed the Divine Presence was there. He quieted the wheels of his mind and began to imagine he was talking to the king of kings. To fall down is to humble yourself and set aside the intellect. He began to say over and over again. thank you." He kept repeating this softly. quietly. "Feet" means an understanding. He had a perfect healing of his trouble. namely.
You have often thanked the clerk behind the counter for the coat. God made you rich. they are very poor receivers. God gave you richly all things to enjoy. the Creative Presence and the Creative Power. that is not fulfilled. the thing that bothers you. Focus your mental ends on the fact that the Spirit within you is God. the Cause. pilgrims. are you poor? ”Thou art ever with me and all that I hath is thine. ideals. sound qualities. The grateful heart is the mind that believes and rejoices in the joy of the answered prayer.” Arise to the point of acceptance and go forth with a grateful heart for the gift already received. that is at present annoying you. We have left paradise (the absolute state). aspects. eternal. Our pilgrimage is back to the One. and we do not feel at home here. and indestructible and that all he had to do was enter into the mood of thankfulness for the gift already received. still the wheels of your mind. There is only one thing we are all seeking: the God Presence within. and you can also give thanks for the gifts that have already been given to you. the Beautiful. the One Alone Who lives in the hearts of all of us. urges. conditions. Turn to the God Presence within. Immobilize your attention. There is only one thing to do. Many people are not. which remind us of our origin and urges us back to it. All things are ready if the mind were so. or suit which you paid for but did not receive. and circumstances of your life and find the stranger. All of us are really wanderers. We have loves. Leave the good. and strangers here. Some desire. why.is spiritual. and. as we look at the world it seems to deny the inner whisperings and murmurings of our heartstrings. dress. God's promises never fail. You must be a good receiver. and aspirations. perhaps. and the Source of all 168 . and the Good. You know that it will be sent to you and you trust the organization implicitly. then.
” There are many examples of similar miracles in modern times. Ruth Cranston. useless. have mercy on me. and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near. For example. “And it came to pass that as he was come nigh unto Jericho.’ “And Jesus said unto him. it was found that the seeing mechanism had been 169 .good. a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: And hearing the multitude pass by. God. Let your prayer be: "O. thou son of David. as several doctors could testify after repeated examinations. Continue to do this until you are filled in consciousness. The lepers are now cleansed. ‘Lord. And they told him. wrote about Madam Beret as follows: "At Lourdes she regained her sight incredibly. November 1955. her optic nerves were atrophied. ‘What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? ‘ And he said. that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. The moment you qualify or condition your mind. saying. ‘eceive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee." over and over again as a lullaby until your mind is full of the feeling of thankfulness. She visited Lourdes and had what she termed a miraculous healing. give me one more thing: a grateful heart. And immediately he received his sight. that I may receive my sight. Then give thanks by silently repeating. gave praise unto God. "Thank you. “And Jesus stood. glorifying God: and all the people. when they saw it. upon re-examination. saying. A month later. duly authenticated case of Madam Beret. Jesus. who studied and wrote about healings at Lourdes in McCall's magazine. She was blind. with the optic nerve still lifeless and useless. the answer will come. he asked what it meant. a Protestant investigator. and followed him. And he cried. there is a well-known. he asked him." In the Bible we read of the blind man who regained his sight.
" I have visited Lourdes several times where I witnessed some healings. Faith means to accept that which you are praying for already is. which it did. Of course. at various religious services. her expectancy. Madam Beret went to the shrine with expectancy and great faith. and so on. not two. According to your belief it is done unto you. you are told. There is only One Healing Power. Madam Beret. Healings occur. Belief is a thought in your mind. so far as medical examination could tell. or belief. Muslim shrines. that they were 170 . too. What the Creative Principle created in the first place. restoring her vision according to her belief. Her deeper mind responded to her belief. It is done unto you. for every lecture is a healing lecture. there is no doubt that healings take place at various Christian and nonChristian shrines throughout the world. Some people have told me that they have healings in the healing service we conduct on Sunday mornings. The healing principle within herself responded to the nature of her thought. It means to accept something as true. Buddhist shrines. Undoubtedly. in different parts of the world. it can re-create. to whom we just referred. sometimes unheralded. as you believe. There is only One Healing Power. she was seeing with dead eyes. knowing in her heart she would receive a healing. To teach is to heal. and that Healing Power is in your own subconscious mind. Healings take place at Shinto shrines. but at first. or a thousand. but by her belief. and her faith. That's common sense. That's plain common sense.restored to normal. They say that they did not expect a healing. was not healed by the waters or by the shrine. Her deeper mind responded to her belief. The Healing Presence Which created the eyes can certainly bring a dead nerve back to life. and Spiritual Forces were released. three. The thought accepted executes itself automatically.
which is highly indicative that they desire to be healed. the water will be muddy and contaminated. the water will not flow freely. their subconscious is receptive to the mental and spiritual atmosphere of all those present. This attitude indicates a very receptive mind for the idea of perfect health to be resurrected. the question arises: How could they receive a healing? The answer is rather simple. It impinges upon the receptive media of their mind and a healing follows. faith. They must decide to let go of their grudges and pet peeves and 171 . goodwill. they are establishing a definite psychological and spiritual link among all those present. Perhaps they are going to a doctor. Desire is prayer.skeptical. chiropractor. for which the people present are praying. Therefore. and their minds are open and receptive to receive the prayers of the multitude present. psychiatrist. or psychologist for treatment. ill will. whether it's a shrine. Your body is the garden. and when you pray you are watering your garden with the Healing Power of God. Then even if unbelievers or skeptics are present. of course. You might ask the question: What if a person is full of hatred. Where a group of people. or wherever it may be. therefore. The healing waters are love. the Healing Power. joy. and resentment? Will that person get a healing at a shrine or at a church healing service? If the faucet or pipeline is full of debris of all sorts. confidence. From what they say. They are looking for a healing. peace. osteopath. gather together in prayer and affirm that all those who are present are healed. were not even thinking of a healing. and power. a church. one would gather that they lacked faith. Furthermore. it is possible for them to be healed for the simple reason that they desire a healing. It is necessary to remove the kink in the hose when watering the garden. People full of hate are opposed to this stream of love and joy. that they were in no state of exaltation. which is. made whole and perfect.
” Men. Their mental block sets up a resistance to the Healing Principle and a short circuit takes place. We do not know that we are actually secreting mental poisons that tend to destroy ourselves. 172 . That is. the power. “What wilt thou I shall do unto thee? He said. Jesus said to the blind man. because they do not know that they become what they think all day long.to let in the sunshine of God's love. women. for education really means to draw the wisdom. good or bad. that the situation is hopeless. We are really blind. they are psychologically and spiritually blind. rabbi. which can solve all problems. resent. that I may receive my sight. or New Thought minister possessing the greatest measure of Divine love will get the best results. knowing there is an Infinite Intelligence within us that is responsive to our thoughts. They should be taught in schools and colleges and homes throughout the land where the Creative Principle of life is and how to use it. priest. The cry of the world is: “I want my sight. The doctor. Refusal to resolve their mental conflicts definitely delays healing. or are envious of others. what is your desire? Millions of people are blind. Lord. isn't it? Thousands of people are constantly saying there is no way to solve their problem. because he knew what he wanted and he said so. We are spiritually blind when we hate. it will express itself on the screen of space. that's blindness. Certainly. They do not know the workings of their sub-conscious mind--that whatever is impressed upon it. an invasion of love and grace can penetrate.” The beggar was specific. The consciousness of love is the most potent healing force in the world. Such an attitude is the result of spiritual blindness. We begin to see spiritually and mentally when we get a new perception of the mind. Life is always asking you: What wilt thou of me? Yes. When he lets down the bars. and children should receive their sight.
of course. it's eternal.” We should be taught the principle of life is responsive to our thoughts and that when we claim that Infinite Intelligence leads and guides us. Then your intellect will be anointed with the wisdom of God. we find ourselves automatically led to do the right thing. and you'd carry out the dictates of the Divine. You see in your dreams and your visions of the night. Recently. Vision is spiritual. The disease may also be due to fear or guilt impinging on the consciousness 173 . grander.and the intelligence. wealth. and peace of mind. and it’s indestructible. we now begin to see the vision of health. heart. a woman came to me with incipient glaucoma. so is he. We do not create vision. So. which is hardening of the eyeball. we manifest or release it. Your faith is your feeling. You see with your eyes closed. and happiness. That's the purpose of education. Then you would be truly educated. revealing to us the perfect answer. I read an article some time ago that stated that ophthalmologists in one of the larger hospitals discovered that there was a pattern of hatred in about 20 to 25 percent of the cases of glaucoma in the hospital. or other organs may be affected depending upon the susceptibility of the person. everyone should be taught the interrelationship of the conscious and subconscious mind. lungs. and the Healing Presence from the depths of yourself. In others who indulge in negative or destructive thinking. nobler self. The way opens up. You'd be revealing more of your Divinity. Emerson said. This is not true in all cases. "A man is what he thinks all day long. because you'd be a greater." The Bible says: “As a man thinketh in his heart. We were once blind to these truths. or inner conviction that what you are praying for already is. your awareness. the liver.
and indestructible. She was open and receptive to the truth. and muscle in my eyes. All of us are sending and receiving stations. I see spiritually.of people who fail to pray. We prayed together frequently. The harmonizing. She began to pray for her. she began to feel kindly towards the daughter-in-law after a few weeks. and every atom and cell conform to God's perfect pattern on the mount. I hear the truth. and perfection of the Infinite. energizing power of the Holy Spirit permeates every atom. Actually. peace. “My eyes reflect the glory. I love the truth. thy whole body shall be full of light. and physically. I know the truth. This means I see only the truth. healing. This is how true love melts everything unlike itself. using the following meditation: "My eyes are God's eyes. This woman had a daughter-in-law whom she hated intensely. The Living Intelligence which made my eyes is now controlling the processes and functions of my eyes and my entire body. making them whole. tissue. I wish for her all of God's happiness. therefore. and beauty at all times. They are pure." She repeated this prayer frequently until all the roots were withered in her mind. It is God looking out through my eyes. truth. If. vitalizing. My eyes are the windows of my soul. They are kept single to love. and she prayed frequently. She did it this way: "I release my daughter-in-law unto God. beauty. I know and believe that my vision is spiritual. eternal. The Divine perfect pattern is now made manifest in my eyes. mentally. seeing His own ideas of perfection. cell. and I see perfectly. and joy. I see God in all people and in all things." 174 . pure. We were in rapport with each other. and perfect. Thank you. Father. thine eye were single.
You can lay hold of it and perform what we call miracles in your own life. digest them. It is wonderful. Love. They become a living part of you and just like the food you eat it becomes tissue. Gradually. A wonderful prayer is to say: "I see better spiritually. thy God. absorb them. better mentally. I will restore health unto thee and heal thee of thy wounds. When you meditate you eat of these truths. and peace had no beginning. and always will be. For with God all things are possible. always was. and bone. The second step is to realize that the condition is but the product of 175 . and blood stream. It is wonderful. saith the Lord. We must remember that a miracle cannot prove that which is impossible." That's a marvelous prayer. always was. She let these truths sink down by a process of spiritual osmosis into her deeper mind. a perfect healing took place. It will work wonders in your life. and better physically. It is omnipresent -.present everywhere. joy. muscle. A miracle is a confirmation of that which is possible. always has existed. will have no end. The doctor said all tension had disappeared. The first step in healing is not to be afraid of the manifest conditions from this very moment. In A Nutshell The same Healing Power is present in all men and women. Harmony always has been the principle of life. I will come and heal thee. and His peace fills your soul.Everybody is meditating.” God in the midst of you is healing you now. and always will be. I am the Lord. you ingest them. A miracle is a confirmation of that which is possible. At the end of a few months she no longer had any occasion for the eye drops. Realize: “I am the Lord that healeth thee. It is not something that just existed 2000 years ago. A miracle cannot prove that which is impossible. She cooperated perfectly with her doctor.
not faith in a creed. a rearrangement of your thought patterns takes place. and peace. 176 .. You have now pronounced the condition false. the Cause. The third step is to exalt God in the midst of thee. "Thank you. Faith in the response of a Supreme Intelligence to you when you call upon it. health. which will have no more power to continue its existence. Then give thanks by silently repeating. As you enter into the mental atmosphere of harmony. because you have had a spiritual transfusion of the healing power released by your prayer so that every atom of your being dances to the rhythm of the Eternal God. which is a movement of Omnipotence within ourselves. which you affirm. It is faith in the creative laws of your own mind. seeing the person. as he ought to be. and lifting yourself up. It cannot repeat the mistakes of the past. The moment you decide sincerely to change your life by enthroning a new concept and estimate of yourself in your mind and feel the truth of that. because you are a new person in God. and the Source of all good." over and over again as a lullaby until your mind is full of the feeling of thankfulness. mighty to heal. Our faith is kindled when we realize that all things are done by faith. This is the inner transformation that takes place.past thinking. followed automatically by molecular changes in the body structure to conform to the new state of mind. or anything of that nature. religion. the law reverses its former action and responds by corresponding to the new blueprint in your mind. dogma. You are now transformed. you draw the manifestation or the ideal state to you. Focus on the fact that the Spirit within you is God.
Selye's work demonstrated the defense system could effectively fight only one thing at a time. worry and anxiety. we either quickly succumb to the first injury or to shock resulting from second stress or the broken limb simply doesn't mend and has to be amputated. Thus. If. let us say. on the general defense system of the body. They change in color from yellow to brown. The stomach becomes spotted with ulcers. the adrenal glands first attempt to adapt to the situation by increasing their output of hormones. but persists week after week. in response to a mental tension caused by pain from a broken limb.Chapter 8 – Living Without Strain Dr. or any of the other so-called psychosomatic diseases. circulatory and kidney diseases. he or she most probably will succumb to one of the heart. The resistance to cold and heat and to every kind of disease and injury collapses. is introduced. another stress caused by fear. healing is suspended and the diseases become chronic. if our general defense system is mobilized by 177 . it is set into action. for instance. In the case of other diseases rather than fractures. Inevitably. He says if the mental stress that sets the general defense system in motion is not of a temporary and passing nature. the adrenal glands become exhausted. If the unfortunate individual does not fall victim to some infection. It quickly organizes a hundred specialized activities in addition to its general work to repair the fracture. if the stress is continued beyond this general adaptation stage. which are today the greatest killers. Dr. But if in the middle of this repair work. Hans Selye at the University of Montreal's Institute of Experimental Medicine and Surgery has demonstrated the destructive effects of stress and strain. But this plays havoc with various other processes not related to defense. diabetes. The individual may develop arthritis.
mental tension from a non-physical origin our resistance to extra stresses imposed by such things as pneumonia. or that you are going to lose your home. Then this defense mechanism begins to repair your body. or imagining the loss of your home. influenza. When the subconscious does not differentiate between an imaginary fear and a real fear. or mortgage. you have no fever. There is no sickness. or colds increase proportionally. you have a fever or you are operated upon. you don't have pneumonia. Like a woman I knew who began to take out all the clippings in the newspapers of plane disasters. Finally. But there is nothing to repair in imaginary fears. there's nothing for them to do. a layoff. What he is actually saying is that if you begin to imagine fears or a sense of loss that you are going to lose your job. In other words people experience the same symptoms of real fear when they begin to worry and become anxious over conditions and circumstances. or events which are not happening at all. that which you fear most will come upon you. Selye says you get all these diseases because of your imaginary fears. or they imagine they are going to happen. But they play havoc with the chemistry of your body. you can see the havoc that is played by stress. or the adrenal gland into action. she got on a plane. Her son said she had to get on a plane where there was a disaster. these imaginary fears set your hormones. strain. This is why Dr. but are happening in their mind. the loss of your job. you had no accident. 178 . and these hormones which are elaborated interfere with the chemistry of your system. She studied them. or you have some imaginary fear such as going on an airplane. meditating upon. and anxiety. If you are contemplating. or can't pay the mortgage. which bring on stress and strain. It's an entirely different thing if you're sick. the pituitary. because she had been contemplating it for one year. no lesion.
play solitaire. An inner calm will steal over you. Cease all negative thinking. You don't have to suffer from chronic worry. Here's a wonderful thing for you to do in the morning--every morning when you awaken. The chief surgeon invited him to be his assistant. or get over tense. you can overcome it. He attended to it and devoted himself to this picture. Read it over carefully and quietly several times. Turn to the God Presence within you in prayer. As the weeks passed by. You do not fight a problem. You will become poised and peaceful. He learned to paint a picture of himself as filling a staff position in a big hospital and possessing a sumptuous office in the city. Whenever he was prone to worry or become anxious. full of stress and strain. go for a walk. In his imagery he had a liveried chauffer. and he imagined that friends constantly were congratulating him. he purposely flashed the picture on the screen of his mind. This is the way the image you create for yourself becomes true. He was a nervous wreck. Know God is the Infinite Intelligence and boundless wisdom within you that watched over you while you 179 . He kept this mental picture before him. In time he achieved the reputation of being a first rate surgeon and became wealthy. To release pressure. be anxious. Your mind cannot function harmoniously when it is tense. It was his mental movie. It relieves the strain to do something soothing and pleasant when you are presented with a problem.A young intern consistently worried about his future. This is the way by which the habit of worry is changed. a higher power moved on his behalf. read a favorite chapter of the Bible or an inspirational or spiritual book to develop self-confidence and inner peace. take a drive. You won't suffer from strain or stress if you do these things. Do not spend time looking at your troubles or problems. honoring his dreams and making them all real.
and you know that Infinite Intelligence is healing you now. Become as a little child. I know that it is God in action in all phases of my life. tranquility. happiness." Make a habit of dwelling on these steps in prayer every morning before you go to work. and success. I believe that Infinite Intelligence is guiding me. Everything I do will turn out in a wonderful way. or anxiety words to use--the therapy of words--such as vulnerability. Paul du Voir. I let go. serenity. The wisdom and inspiration of the Almighty will govern me during the entire day. for this wonderful day. substitute any of the spiritual thoughts from these three steps and your mind will be conditioned to peace. Divine love fills my soul. I know Infinite Intelligence watches over me all day today and at all times everywhere. and attributes of God within you. Father." This is turning your eyes to the hills from whence cometh your help. serene. then have a dialogue with the Higher Self. serenity. This is one of the most inspiring and illuminating passages in the entire Bible. qualities. a famous psychiatrist in Switzerland (people visited him from all over the world). poise. for the hills represent the powers. and tranquility. which means that you trust the Divine Presence completely. or strain. When worry thoughts or anxious thoughts come to your mind. Relax your body. 180 . It is God's day.were sound asleep. Dr. peace. I look forward with a happy expectancy to this day. gave people who were suffering from stress. and Divine law and order reign supreme in my life. and calm. The next step would be to affirm lovingly: "Thank you. The third step: Claim boldly: "I am full of confidence in the goodness of God in the land of the living. The Infinite Intelligence is my partner--my senior partner. I am poised. It is filled with joy.
stress. By ordinary standards in the drug business. Millions of people throughout the world are sick from worrying and from anxiety. but I fear it will happen. That's a very wonderful thing to know. They worry over a great many things that never happen. I may lose it. "Oh. but it can't last. nothing has happened yet. not one reason why something good should happen. and energy. resulting in physical and mental disorders. The people worry. These powers become active and potent in your life. This is primarily to do with a lack of faith in the Infinite. “for that which I fear most has 181 . enthusiasm. My mind is a turmoil. Business is good. I also get my wife upset. How can I stop worrying?" This man actually was doing a good business. You can begin to do it now. This constant worry and anxiety debilitates their entire system. I worry myself sick. when you use these words they release that power of your subconscious mind. it's a very marvelous thing to do. They get overtense. I am anxious about the whole thing. and strain are countless. In addition. He had a fine bank account. I can't sleep because of the stress and the strain on me. I explained to this pharmacist that if he continued worrying he would attract the conditions upon which he was mentally dwelling. always expecting things to go wrong.victory. A man said to me one time: "I'm worried sick about my drug store. Victory becomes yours. The ravages of worry. They will tell you all the reasons why something bad should happen." I suggested. His constant negative imagery was robbing him of vitality. peace. he was making himself weaker and less able to meet any challenges that might come along. Well. I may go bankrupt." "Tell me the nature of your business problem. he was prospering.
" He said to me that in one day he must have said "Divine love fills my soul" about a thousand times. I solve all my problems by trusting the Infinite Intelligence within my subconscious mind to reveal to me the answer. love. I know this. I gave him the following spiritual prescription. he would immediately affirm: "Divine love fills my soul. afternoon and evening for the purpose of reiterating these truths. prosperity.” The only thing really wrong with him was the false belief in his mind--negative imagery--and that he had forgotten that he personally could control his thoughts and his life. He was to use it regularly and systematically several times a day. God is my partner in all of my affairs. I claim that all those working with me in my store are spiritual links in its growth. the neurotic thought pattern of chronic worry and anxiety that he had complained of in the beginning. Gradually. and I rejoice in their success and happiness. and harmony.'" He began to set aside ten or fifteen minutes in the morning. I believe. I know that Infinite Intelligence indwells all my customers and clients. When any worry or fear thoughts come to my mind. for Thou art with me.come upon me. I rest in security and peace. he would be reconditioned to constructive thinking. When morbid thoughts came to his mind. and peace reign supreme. welfare. which had been 182 . and prosperity. knowing that through their frequent habitation in his mind. God (which means a Supreme Intelligence within you) is prospering my business in a wonderful way. I know that all my business relationships with people are in accord with the law of harmony. I will immediately affirm: 'I will fear no evil. I am surrounded by peace. Infinite Intelligence reveals to me better ways in which I can serve humanity. I work harmoniously with others to the end that happiness. "My business is God's business.
They go to Japan. you tick it off--tick off that energy rhythmically. This is a wonderful thing to know. Naturally. It's a marvelous thing to do. and acts through me. That's constructive. harmoniously. they're tense. The minute you begin to talk. was completely dissipated. bless. because you say "God is singing majestically through me. "I radiate love. you get a little tense. because they are open and receptive." That does away with all stress. you are a little tense before you speak. and it ticks rhythmically. and inspire. The stress and strain are too much for the metal. You can build energy if you are going to sing. Yes. It's just like a clock. of course. You know the transoceanic planes that fly thousands of miles. peacefully. It gives you the time. you sing majestically and gloriously. and he rejoiced in his freedom. It is over tension. that plays havoc with you. My words heal. harmoniously. God thinks. Furthermore. dance. and lovingly." All of us are tense at times and relaxed at times. and goodwill to all your audience. speaks. strain. and peacefully. and enwraps them. If you wind the clock too tight. and all over the world. The love of God surrounds them. They accumulate some energy before they sing. when you begin to sing. They elevate and dignify the soul. perhaps. because you are filling your mind with the truths of God and they crowd out of your mind everything unlike God. so the metals have to rest. Tension is not bad. Then. There's nothing wrong with that. Likewise. But you can wind the clock. the spring breaks. China. or play the role on the stage. because the metal gets tired.repeating itself with monotonous regularity. I am always a little tense before I talk. enfolds them. Take an actress or an actor. peace. Scientists tell us they have to rest. the audience is blessed. and anxiety. 183 . They are accumulating a certain amount of energy. And you look at the audience and say.
you are harmonious. you are putting your hand to the wheel. God gave you Himself. a quiescence of the mind. an inner satisfaction. you are belief expressed. prolonged rest and perpetual peace is just existing without living. You are not living in your body. and release your hidden talents to the world. the body is living in you as an idea. Perhaps you are a doctor. The spirit and the mind in you represent cause. You are here to create. and help other people. Perhaps you are a motion picture director. you then get tense. Perhaps you are a writer. you are getting things done. ideals. your pocket book. 184 . You are here to give life to your desires. In other words. and powers of God. But you are here to serve. all these are a mathematical reflection of your habitual thinking and imagery.Now. you roll up your sleeves. your body (which means your physical body. Perhaps you are serving hamburgers. That gives you an inner peace. It's not solid at all. you are here to give them. and anxious. when you don't express. You are here to return them. qualities. your social status. You become 100 percent neurotic. But. It's simply waves of light. and frustrated. you are expressing yourself fully. and when you don't serve. it means you are creative. perpetual peace and sitting in a rocking chair without doing anything is frustration and neurosis. certainly. you are here to get involved. You are here to express. too. Perhaps you are a singer. gave you all the attributes. You are a spiritual being living in a material universe. you are releasing that imprisoned splendor. but you are constructive. Your world is an effect. you are here to put your shoulder to the wheel. You get some blisters. over tense. Now. To have peace of mind. your relationship with people). a dancer. It's molecular. and you are rowing the boat. your environment.
I have to take tranquilizers. and causing the sun to shine. "I have to take four shots of whiskey in order to go to sleep at night. Think of these great eternal truths. Then realize Divine law and order in your life. and you are refreshed. which strengthened me. And I can do all things through this God Power. You have heard that.I hear people saying. My nerves are jangled. That invisible food. turn to the great eternal truths within you. You will be refreshed. "Every problem is divinely outmatched. "It's a rat race. If you want to overcome stress and strain. Think of the absolute harmony. go frequently to the world of spirit within you and claim beauty and inspiration.” The name or the nature of Infinite Intelligence is to respond to you. Lo and behold. This is the meaning of turning your eyes to the hills from whence cometh your help. Claim guidance. The problem is here. that intangible thing. “Call on me and I will answer you. the boundless love. and enlightens you. revitalized. The pressure is awful and I don't know that I can stand this rat race." or something. I come home so tense and so exhausted that I have to have three or four beers. The pace is terrific. that inspirits you. They are within you." Others say. too. I'll be with you in trouble. You turn to Infinite Intelligence. you feel that dew of heaven moving over the arid areas of your mind. It's called the manna that cometh down from heaven--the heavens of your own mind. I 185 . and claim the Almighty Power is moving through you. You'll say. I will set you on high because you have known my name. I can't sleep nights. but Infinite Intelligence is here. Boundless Wisdom. Therefore. If you are upset or under strain. and the infinite wisdom governing the planets in their course. and Infinite Love and claim these things. and turning the earth on its axis regularly and systematically. and strengthened. the infinite intelligence. Then you'll grapple with the problem courageously. invigorates you.
bound to win. then they become active and potent in your life. and nothing shall offend them. I'm born to win. on the great immutable laws of life. tranquility. it's going to dry up. too. a little aphorism that I can look at in my ring that will always give me peace of mind and serenity whenever I am too high. “For great peace have they which love thy law. and you are transported from tension. If there is a war. That will give you a sense of tranquility. the flood came to pass. So.” The law is: You are what you contemplate. there's going to be peace. Everything is changing into its opposite. or depressed. You can't be sick forever. "I want a maxim. You can't be a square peg in a round hole forever." For everything will pass away. It will come to pass. what did they give him? They gave him a ring. you won't tackle it with stress and strain." Yes. If it's hot. Everything comes to pass. Contemplate the great truths. Infinite Spirit is attracting to you a companion who will harmonize with you in every way. Eventually it will stop. Claim Divine companionship. too low. There is the story of a Persian king." Then you'll tackle your problem with faith and confidence.just a few words. you know. and strain to inner peace. He told the sophisticated astrologers in his day. if it's raining. The Infinite can't fail. Inscribed in the ring was: "This.am bound to overcome. it's going to cool off. too. 186 . stress. Everything passes away. Everything in the universe passes away. One thousand times in the Bible you have this expression: "And it came to pass. who wanted a reminder on a ring. and serenity of mind. You can't be frustrated forever. You can't be lonesome forever. therefore. Begin to meditate." So. -. shall pass away. You become what you contemplate. nothing is forever.
I will hear. for out of it are the issues of life. “My peace I leave you.” Are you going to say. Where there is no judgment there is no pain. Stand ye still and see the salvations of the Lord (solutions. And great peace have they. it is mine. and all that I have is thine. Therefore.So. and nothing shall offend them. Come unto that Infinite Intelligence within you. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. or business problems.” Keep your heart with all diligence. If you are worried about your income. “Thou art ever with me. they are changing now. these are lofty truths: “I will turn my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. or family. my peace I give you. That's an absolute--a philosophical absolute. These truths lift you up above the petty things of life and set you free. Go to the spirit world. All thee that labor and are heavy laden. And when fear or worry knocks at your door. I. Every problem has a solution. faith in God and the goodness of God open the door of your mind and there is no one there. because he trusteth in me.” “ According to my faith is it done unto me”.” “Before you call I will answer.” Think of these lofty truths. who can be against me? “”All things are ready if the mind be so. And there is nothing good or bad. Not as the world giveth. 187 . go within contemplating the answer. the Infinite.According to my belief is it done unto me. When there is no opinion there is no suffering. and the answer will come to you. One implies the other. the Infinite Presence is there. will give you rest. which the Lordly power will give you). ”My Father and I are one.”” If God be for me. every question has its answer. "It is hard for me?" Is the Lord's hand shortened that He cannot save? The battle is not yours. but thinking makes it so. give I unto you. while you are yet speaking.” “. which love thy law. All these truths are there. and infinite love and boundless wisdom. Come unto me. the Infinite Life.
If you are resenting the work or the boss. you are projecting that onto the work and the people around you.” You can do that even though he's committed suicide. We read about it in the papers. dreams. your shortcomings. of course. or giving you stress and strain. fear. or general manager. So. They smoke marijuana. and aspirations. If you get all exercised and agitated about it. how could it disturb you? You are disturbing yourself. in your work. “Well. he's alive with the life of God. and mannerisms. Then. You have no opinion about John Jones shooting himself. in your speech. or vice president. If you don't do that you become tense and suffer from stress and strain. It isn't your job. of course. If you have lofty thoughts and ideals. gestures. That's not it at all. it isn't your assignment. in your writing. They wear a loincloth or something. And they go on welfare. and if you are working with hostility. And you are only polluting the atmosphere that way. So. It's the way you work. It's your reaction to the work. It isn't the work that's bothering you.You have no opinions about the headlines in the morning. It would be easy for you to say. you may suffer from stress and strain and get. And they expect that the world owes 188 . It isn't that you are president of the company. and all phases of your life. they don't get proper attention. because you are always projecting your worry. do what you are doing to the best of your ability with love and goodwill. as the doctor said. Children are born and. stress and strain come into your experience. you must bring them into manifestation so we can see them in your body. Sometimes the papers are full of this sort of thing. You didn't tell him to do it. ulcers or high blood pressure. There are people who run off to communes. and your anxieties onto your business and other people. God loves him and cares for him. and anxiety.
and they will not help you. and you are not expressing yourself in the world. cultist figure. or operating on a patient. if you are all wrapped up in metaphysics. and you run to the psychiatrist. are lopsided. you find the infection is in your own mind. So. or to the bottle. Because when the liquor or the marijuana wears off or the tranquilizer wears off. We are all here to serve. On the other hand. and you live in an objective world. You are here to roll up your sleeves. and with fear comes punishment. too. So. They are full of tension. creativity. you. or you are digging in the soil. you don't have love. just reading metaphysical and philosophical books. and you have to balance the two. the cause is within. whether it's the telephone company. those living in ivory towers are in difficulty. you feel guilty. and all these things. joy. we are all here to lead a balanced life. unbalanced. you are a crass materialist. Then you do that with joy. So. and say. and go to the Father within regularly and systematically for 189 . And when you are not expressing yourself. and expression. these things never cure you. All of these people who live that way are suffering from stress and strain with all the results that follow from that condition. the world. "Look. You are lopsided. recreation. then you are a queer. So. With guilt comes fear. You are living in an objective and subjective world. Because you know in your heart you are here to give.them a living. You are imbalanced. if you are all wrapped up in the external phenomena. and with love. or whether you are driving a truck. and things of that nature." and you reject and neglect the spiritual values of life. and really sick because these things have to be balanced. all I want is to make a lot of money and get ahead in life. We are all here to put our hand to the plow. or for tranquilizers and sedatives.
The inner world is a world of thought. or whether you are a carpenter sawing wood. "I can do all things through this God Power which strengthens me. In other words. and goodwill to all those around me. "My attitude of mind was this. the pace is not killing you. whether you are building a house." Then you are overcoming stress and strain. and hostility. inspiration. and imagination. I radiate love. plans. and whatever I do will prosper. resentment. Then you are leading a balanced life and you are no longer lopsided. That's grappling it with it courageously. That releases his tension and gives him a sense of peace. and guidance. The Bible tells you: "I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. it's your attitude of mind towards your work. awareness. Approach your work and say. purposes and aspirations.refreshment. And. very successful. So." I AM means God. Supreme Intelligence sent me here to solve this problem and I'm going to solve it. and form without spirit is nothing. That's from the Sanskrit. Remember. he was very. Heretofore you have asked for nothing. and all those around us.” The spirit without form is nothing. But it's work done in anxiety. our husbands. 190 . peace. now ask that your joy might be full. So. of action. He said. It's a real world. feeling. his attitude was that God sent me here. Today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. An engineer told me one time that he had a very difficult assignment. to dwell upon the great values of life. I took it from the Bible: I AM hath sent me unto you. I am inspired today. of course. we project our own disorder and confusion onto our wives. stress and strain do not really come from that work. life. It's as real as the outer world. The spirit of the Almighty moves on the waters of my mind.
finally. Tremendous reserves are available. So. You'll be able to pull the load then. “The Spirit of the Almighty hath made you and the breath of the Almighty hath giveth to you life. If you feel too weak. was too great. I suppose. the way to overcome. In other words. the weight of the soldier and the resistance. I can do all things through this Power that strengthens me. take it off. one of his friends fell into a ravine. he had to get a branch of a tree and pull him out. power. and life is demanding of you your wisdom. In other words. and strength. then you come under pressure. which lies stretched in smiling repose. and all he had at that time was some cord. and the cord broke. But the branch remained firm. Realize the Infinite can't fail. So. "Oh. you know very well whether you are going to crack up or not. you are not inadequate or weak. but the cord broke. and skill. who on earth can be against me?" So. That will give you great tensile strength. stood on firm ground himself. and tied to pull him out. or mired. God is that 191 . Some people go off to the golf course for a few hours. Become aware of the Infinite. I can't handle that job. of the mud and all that in which he was immersed. And he threw him a piece of cord." and all that. Like a soldier told me. and they come back when they are rested and get a quiet mind. Tension means to stretch. take a trip for a day or two.There is a power in us that enables us to overcome. I'm born to win. You can say: "One with the Infinite is a majority. and say. you see." Think of yourself as the child of the Infinite. inadequate.” Therefore. boundless wisdom and infinite intelligence is within you. If you are under too much of a strain. the Infinite is within you and knows only the answer. Likewise. If the Infinite be for me. life was demanding of that engineer all the knowledge he had. well. is to say to yourself: "I can do all things through this God Power which strengthens me. Yes. the way to stretch your mind. his ingenuity.
Get a new estimate of yourself. All her power. thought nothing of it. Realize: "I and my Father are one." meaning that all the powers of the Godhead were within him. and have your being. your love is taxed. such as the woman who weighs 90 pounds and lifts a truck under which her husband was pinned Later five men failed in their attempt to lift it. We've slipped in ourselves too long. 192 . "I am large. She didn't suffer from any ill effects.Supreme Wisdom within you. the truth. Yes. and skill were taxed. the great American poet. Yes. He ran to the car. In Him you live. we are all taxed. she lifted the truck. He saved the man. your skill. that same Spirit is in me. We are asleep to the tremendous powers within us. A similar occurrence occurred when a passerby saw a man trapped inside a car that was on fire. God lives. God gave you life. your patience is taxed. God gave you Himself. and it lifted the truck. either. Nothing happened to her. he called on it in an emergency." Walt Whitman. Where did that strength come from? It was within him. She drew on the power of the Infinite. in an intense desire to save the life of her husband. ingenuity. said. and walked away. That wife was taxed. That's what he meant. and I contain multitudes. All the love. and has being in you. and move. And everybody was amazed. the same Spirit that governs the universe and governs the planets in their course. pulled the handle and opened the door and took the man out from the blazing fire. and the beauty of the Infinite are within you. There have been many reports in the press and on the radio and television of fantastic occurrence. moves. your ingenuity. In emergency. Where did that power come from? It was always there. your knowledge of truth is taxed every day.
and he whines all the time. his knowledge. and it only knows the answer. the Infinite Intelligence. or vice president. allergies. When you are presented with a proposition and someone says. So. skin trouble. because you are your own savior and the saving power is within you. his understanding is taxed. you are equipped to handle everything. or general manager." Her husband had nothing to do with it. you can. direct him. asthma. He worries me terribly. and the Life Principle knows that you can do it. I suffer from asthma. "We are going to make you president of the company. On top of that. He won't work. I received a letter from a woman in which she wrote: "My husband sits around all day and does nothing but drink beer. You can never be presented with a problem that you cannot overcome. and the light of the Infinite to guide him. The power that moves the world is within you. because Infinity is within you. stress and strain. 193 . And then he draws on the reserves. and he finds that the operation lasts six hours after opening up the patient. You could not be asked to become general manager except first of all they trusted you. and high blood pressure. sometimes thinks it's going to be an hour. cardiac disorders. He has to draw on his energy. It' was her thought about him. when he operates. My husband is killing me. Of course. which is another name for anxiety neurosis. and my physician says that I have an anxiety neurosis--that I'm suffering from stress and strain. it was her reaction.The doctor. I wrote to her and told her that today it is well known in psychological and medical circles that many skin disorders. and diabetes. And he pulls through. and sustain him. as well as a host of other illnesses are brought on by chronic worry." the Life Principle in you knows that you can do it. his skill.
and goodwill to all people everywhere. and all my paths are peace. He is expressing himself fully and is in his true place. Following is her second prayer: "The gifts of God are mine now. and I sincerely radiate Divine love. who come into my atmosphere. and all my ways are pleasantness. peaceful. I fear no evil for the Infinite is within me. I am a clear channel for the light. He is Divinely active. peace.I also gave her a spiritual prescription in which I suggested several times a day she was to bless her husband. I leave it all to the Infinite to fulfill. The words 194 . as follows: "My husband is God's man. I use every moment of this day to glorify the Infinite. and abundance are mine. I feel the river of peace flowing through me now. the love. At the center of my being is peace. Divine love flowing from me blesses all. His ways are my ways." I enclosed a second prayer. She also was to picture her doctor telling her that she was whole and perfect. This is the peace of the Infinite. feel. He receives a marvelous income. Sobriety and peace of mind reign supreme in his life. and the beauty of the Infinite One. I now picture him coming home every night and telling me how happy he is in his new job. peace. Which lies stretched in smiling repose. guidance. I forgive everyone. happy. which she was to take mentally and emotionally six or seven times a day until her subconscious absorbed it. and takes care of all members of my family and loved ones. know. the truth. The sacred circle of Divine love and power always surrounds me. and love for the Divine Presence. I claim. and believe definitely and positively that the spell of Divine love and eternal watchfulness guides. heals. Divinely prospered. Infinite harmony. In this stillness I feel the strength. I am Divinely guided in all my ways. and joyous. I know that all my problems are dissolved in the mind of the Infinite. Divine love is healing me now.
nervous strain are among the more frequent events in the diabetic. that all quoted doctors agree that diabetes may be accelerated or aggravated by emotional states. and it was normal. I rejoice and give thanks. who is a medical doctor and a distinguished psychiatrist and a great authority on emotions and bodily changes wrote: "In 1935 Dr. and her subconscious brought them all to fruition. Psychic shock is an exciting cause. Flanders Dunbar. He found no preponderance of type of mental disorders in diabetics except that psychoneurosis of various types was frequent. My doctor checked my blood pressure." Menninger pointed out. realizing that my prayers are answered. All the blotches in my skin have cleared up. 195 . He got a job. and I've been holding a picture of my husband in my mind. "I've been saying the prayers as you suggested. From the study of this material Menninger found depression and anxiety to be the most common mental states associated with diabetes." Sometime later she wrote.I have spoken accomplish that whereunto they are sent. Karl Menninger reported in two articles the results of a study of psychological factors in diabetes. Dr. they began to sink into her mind. These mental images were etched in her deeper mind. she wrote. She also painted pictures of health and vitality for herself and of achievement and of accomplishment for her husband. worry. Two psychiatrists presented the belief that diabetes may be caused by anxiety. I don't have to take asthma medicine any more. saying her prayers worked wonders. anxiety. He found there were important factors in the genesis of disease. As she identified mentally and emotionally with the great truths given to her." This woman's accumulated negative thoughts and mental pictures were the cause of her chronic worry and stress and strain. and he's sober.
I remarked that he just thought his worry was due to the possibility that he would not be promoted. He was still worrying. Once an executive came to me and told me that he was terribly worried that he would not get the presidency at his company's next scheduled board meeting. Suddenly. He was worrying about the fact that he might not live up to the expectations of the executive board. however. but now that he was president he had not stopped worrying. I told him to picture himself as president and to imagine that his associates were congratulating him on his promotion. He still had the stress and the strain. and that he might be asked to resign. About a month later. still anxious. He began to look inside himself. I discovered that he had been anxious most of his life. They had already promised him the presidency. but despite that. He did not agree with this. His doctor had said his blood pressure was dangerously high because of this stress and mental strain. His constant worry and anxiety were about to give him a nervous breakdown. however. In talking with him. In conclusion. he still worried that he wouldn't get it. that his decisions might cause the company to go into the red. that one must refer to multiple causative factors in attempting to explain the cause of diabetes. he realized that his whole trouble was due to the fact that he did not make a habit of prayer and had no real contact 196 .He stated. he again came to see me. he said there is not much doubt that diabetes develops as a part of the expression of the individual's personality conflict. I reminded him that he had previously attributed his worry to the fact that he might not be made president of his organization. and he was duly installed as president at the next board meeting. He faithfully followed these instructions. He added that he was next in line.
It's the Source of all wisdom and illumination. The Spirit is Omnipotent. I now live in the mood I would have were my problems solved. The indicator of the Divine Presence within me is a sense of peace and poise. and all the rest of it. That way he could overcome his obsession. I am glad. I am now in tune with the Infinite. I am at peace. and I am at peace. I know that all the wisdom and power I need to live the glorious. his strain. I relax my entire body. I claim and feel the river of peace flowing through me. I now quiet my mind. I get still and relaxed. I think about the solution to my problems. knowing it has the answer. I go free. I turn my request over to the Subjective Intelligence. I know and believe implicitly that Infinite Intelligence is revealing to me the perfect answer. He had thought that he was cursed with these worries.with the Infinite Power from which he could draw strength and security. knowing that through repetition these truths would sink into his subconscious and establish a 197 . I know the quiet mind gets its problem solved." He repeated the above prayer three times each morning. I give thanks. successful life are within me. use this particular ' prayer: "I know that the answer to my problem lies in the Infinite Intelligence within me. for with Infinite Intelligence all things are possible. his high blood pressure. or figure. My whole being rejoices in the solution. I told him. I know the Infinite speaks in peace and not in confusion. When you awaken in the morning. I trust the Divine power implicitly. I live in this feeling. It is manifesting itself. but now he awakened to the naked truth that he alone was the creator of his stress. I know God is the Living Spirit Almighty within me without face. I know the Infinite has the answer. My faith is in His wisdom. I now cease all sense of strain and struggle. Then he decided to establish a prayer pattern. This is the Spirit of the infinite moving in me. I live in the abiding faith and trust which is the mood of the solution. form.
and events that disturb you. The stress and strain is terrific. a wholesome habit of constructive thinking. and morbid thoughts about her son were due to laziness and indifference. I suggested that she open her mind. fretfulness. She feared that he might get the measles. you are focusing your attention. or be run over by a truck. and had his being. Worry means that you are using your mind negatively and destructively. As she practiced blessing her boy.healing. moved. and thrilling to bless her boy rather than to throw mental bricks at him all day long. that the Infinite watches over him. as did this woman. when you are anxious. A woman once visited me and said she was worried about her boy at school. When you worry. absorbing. by following the injunction of the psalmist: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. She made a habit of prayer. and prayer is a habit. experiences. and realize that the Infinite Presence and Power loves her boy. and enwraps him. She said to me. she cast out all her gloom of worry and misery. but you know very well you can overcome it. Through this shift in his mental attitude he became a balanced man." I told her it would be much more interesting. " I can't stop worrying. directing your mind on that which you do not want so that you create conditions. and allowing these destructive pictures to influence her thoughts and emotions." Do this regularly and you will be released from the vexation and worry. fascinating. He also realized that he now was anchored to the Divine Power within him in which he lived. enfolds him. 198 . His sense of union with the Infinite gave him confidence to overcome anything that he had mistakenly worried about. fall into a swimming pool. You can heal yourself. This woman's worry. let in the Higher Power. that the Infinite ocean of love surrounds him. that Its Overshadowing Presence protects the boy at all times.
power. causing you to do the right thing in the right way. He moves from the material world to the spiritual world. Then he speaks of the following simple manner to the Divine Presence. It always does. which he knows are all within him. to the infinite which lies stretched in smiling repose. The Infinite Intelligence deep in your subconscious mind is responsive to your request. and confidence. closes his eyes. related to me how he prays for guidance. It is the Almighty Power within you that knows only the answer. the darkness disappears. David L. joy. an awareness. and thinks of the attributes and qualities of the Infinite. harmony. The secret of guidance and right action is to mentally devote yourself to the right answer until you find its response within you. well. When you are perplexed. a businessman. He goes into his private office in the morning where he is not disturbed. stress. and fearful. and worried. The city of God is your own mind where you walk and talk with the Infinite. revealing to you the perfect plan and showing you the way you should go. and strain. his Higher Self within him: 199 . Remember that you have an Inner Guide that will lead and direct you in all your ways. where all is peace. When the light comes into your mind. This does away with all worry. And light is Supreme Intelligence. confused. And that light is within you. This response you will recognize as an inner feeling. don't get tense about it. an overpowering hunch leading you to the right place at the right time. And this releases you from strain and stress.Remember. putting the right words into your mouth. and wonder what decision to make. He has a rather simple technique. fear is a shadow in your mind. This generates a mood of peace.. and bliss.
The Bible says: “Choose ye this day whom ye shall serve. decree. When you learn to think right. He affirms. diabetes. and limitation. wisdom. prosperity. will come to your aid. is startling indeed. or path of achievement. and security today and every day of my life. and you can overcome that sense of frustration and anxiety neurosis. This l know. It is the Power of my deeper self. high blood pressure." He then imagines he has the answer that is flowing through his mind. full of the Power and Wisdom of the Infinite. your subconscious mind. "I accept the answer." 200 .” The key to health. and abundance lies in the capacity to choose. The amazing suddenness with which the solution to his business problem comes sometimes. he said. On the contrary. David said that often the answer comes like a flash spontaneously and unannounced." After this prayer he gets busy and becomes preoccupied with routine matters. happiness. and the way. lack. Guidance will come to you. you will cease choosing pain. misery. that answer is within you. and the other things which strain and stress cause. or fear: 'There is only One Power of Creation. peace. It reveals the answer to you. and believe." The moment you come to that definite conclusion in your conscious mind. You will affirm incisively and decisively: "I choose happiness. Give me the idea necessary for a new program today. will be revealed to you. and joy. Creative ideas unfold within me bringing me harmony. health. peace. Thou knowest all things."Father. There is a solution to every problem. peace. Claim definitely and positively without the slightest hesitation. So. and the answer inevitably reveals itself when he is not thinking about it. you will choose from the treasure house of the Infinite within you. doubt. You no longer choose ulcers.
and wonders will happen in your life. He said to me. mistakes. I've got ulcers. He was also attributing to those in authority over him his unacceptable impulses and thoughts. baffled.As you claim these truths boldly. "I suppose God has it in for me. puritanical sort . Moreover. "I've been working for a boss for over fifteen years and have not been promoted. I have high blood pressure. He was brought up by a domineering. An engineer said to me. To be frustrated is to be confused. Together we delved into his past. In other words." Slowly but surely. He had resented his father. This new job is worse. got another job. stress. and misdeeds to his superiors in business. but I went from the frying pan into the fire. It began to dawn on him that he was actually transferring the blame for his own shortcomings. we think our environment is greater than ourselves. My boss is an ignoramus. had not been in touch with him for many years. who was typical of his New England traditions." This engineer felt that he would never be advanced in his work because of his age and his lack of good interpersonal skills. because we believe we are stymied. and strain. and inhibited by external forces. I hate my boss. He overcame his sense of frustration by first 201 . he began to see that he was rebelling against authority in the same way he had been rebelling inwardly against his father. Therefore. or thwarted in reaching your goal. we can't realize our desire. I just walked out. My talents are being wasted. Fear really is behind all frustration. In other words. tyrannical.of father. you will receive guidance pertinent to all your undertakings. I am frustrated. the boss was a father image. blocked.. unhappy. he had a guilt complex and fear of punishment because of his hatred and resentment towards his father. perplexed.
“He that is slow to wroth is of great understanding. and hatred. and his antagonism." As he saturated his mind regularly and systematically with these thoughts. he succeeded in bringing about a new mental attitude of a constructive nature. peace. and strain. My employer congratulates me on my work. You are now living in the joyous expectancy of 202 . but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. I practice the Golden Rule. and I am prospered in all my ways. kind. Divine Intelligence rules and guides me all day long. serene. He no longer lived on milk. Know that the love of all things that are good penetrates your mind and casts out all fear. happiness. His blood pressure dropped once he accepted that It had been elevated only because he felt he was inadequate and resented with great hostility those around him. toast." Practice the Golden Rule: Sincerely wish peace and goodwill to all people. and things of that nature. He began to pray morning and evening as follows: "I wish for everyone in the plant where I work health. The peace of the Infinite floods my mind and my whole being.perceiving that he was actually blocking his own promotion by his fears. In the Book of Proverbs. his anxiety. Furthermore. You will not suffer from strain or stress when you do that. the doctor said his ulcer had disappeared. gradually. and cooperative. stress. it says. resentment. which changed everything for the better in his life. Then. and promotion. I am loving. he knew that his ulcers and high blood pressure were due to the stress and strain. You'll discover that all your ways are pleasantness and all your paths are peace.” Say to yourself: "I am always poised. and calm. and I sincerely treat everyone in the same way that I would like to be treated. I paint this picture in my mind regularly. and I know it will come to pass.
Your mind is free from all worry and doubt. play solitaire.. and beauty opens the door and there is no one there. read a favorite chapter of the Bible or an inspirational book. It relieves the strain to do something soothing and pleasant when you are presented with a problem. truth. The petty things of life no longer irritate you. Your mind cannot function harmoniously when it is tense.the best for only the best should come to you. and anxiety." And with your eyes stayed on God. you can see the havoc that is played by stress. In other words people experience the same symptoms of real fear when they begin to worry and become anxious over conditions and circumstances. faith in goodness. Your words of truth dissolve every negative thought and emotion within you. or they imagine they are going to happen. but are happening in their mind. When fear. there is no evil on your pathway. and the influx of the Holy Spirit. In A Nutshell When the subconscious does not differentiate between an imaginary fear and a real fear. be anxious. 203 . Remind yourself frequently: "Oh. That's my Higher Self. Do not spend time looking at your troubles or problems. All Its ways are pleasantness and all its paths are peace. go for a walk. God. Thou art my God and there is none else. Your whole being is flooded with the light and understanding from within. now and forever more. you can overcome it. To release pressure. worry. strain. The God Presence dwells within me. You open the doorway of your heart to the Divine Presence. Cease all negative thinking. You don't have to suffer from chronic worry. walks and talks in me. take a drive. and doubt knock at your door. or get over tense. You do not fight a problem. or events which are not happening at all.
You are here to express.” The law is: You are what you contemplate. revitalized. you are here to put your shoulder to the wheel. to dwell upon the great values of life. and help other people. and worried. and release your hidden talents to the world. You are here to roll up your sleeves. or whether you are driving a truck. and go to the Father within regularly and systematically for refreshment. Today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. and strain to inner peace. and powers of God. Then you are leading a balanced life and you are no longer lopsided. Remember that you have an Inner 204 . and wonder what decision to make. confused. You are here to give life to your desires. qualities. God gave you Himself. on the great immutable laws of life. inspiration. you are here to get involved. Claim guidance. don't get tense about it. ideals. You are here to return them. you are here to give them. and with love. You are here to create. and strengthened. go frequently to the world of spirit within you and claim beauty and inspiration. If you want to overcome stress and strain. Then you do that with joy. and guidance. Contemplate the great truths. Begin to meditate. and nothing shall offend them. You will be refreshed. and you are transported from tension. When you are perplexed. You become what you contemplate. or operating on a patient. and claim the Almighty Power is moving through you. gave you all the attributes. We are all here to lead a balanced life. therefore. then they become active and potent in your life. whether it's the telephone company. and fearful. or you are digging in the soil. tranquility. stress. and serenity of mind. “For great peace have they which love thy law.
” The key to health. revealing to you the perfect plan and showing you the way you should go. You will affirm incisively and decisively: "I choose happiness. you will choose from the treasure house of the Infinite within you. diabetes. peace. and abundance lies in the capacity to choose.Guide that will lead and direct you in all your ways. peace. The Bible says: “Choose ye this day whom ye shall serve. wisdom. you will cease choosing pain. happiness. misery. and the other things which strain and stress cause. lack. When you learn to think right. On the contrary. and limitation.” 205 . high blood pressure. and security today and every day of my life. prosperity. You no longer choose ulcers.
So. which is God. it's the dawn of wisdom. and will deliver you. the Spirit in you was never born. and the accent has always been on youth. We need talents and abilities. we need gray hairs. even I will carry. which is the very reality of you. art. They have been through the mill. This is Life Eternal to know thee the one true God. We need experience. The Bible says. Get wisdom. age has to be served. fire burns it not. Age is not the flight of years. We have devalued the multiplication of years. it's eternal. So. Because the aged are making their way in the world. Age was scorned. We need it in government. To be old is considered to be one of the tragedies of life in many parts of the world. it never grows old. get understanding. We must cease penalizing the old because people with gray hair (age 65. certain things you don't get in college. and they're letting their needs be known to the people. That's who you really are. it's saying that the Spirit in you. wind blows it not away. and a large percentage of people are moving into the age of 65 and over. was never born. We have sort of idolized the youth.The Fallacy of Old Age We've been a country of youth. It’s about time that we listen to those who have had experience and who have wisdom. or 80) have learned a lot.” Actually. it will never die. It has been a wonderful country to be young in. but we need what we call old age. it will never die. we need it in science. and industry. water wets it not. and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made. but now it's a country it's going to be wonderful to be old in. Their gray hairs 206 .Chapter 9 . We need maturity. And are in the political movement. and I will bear. we need it in business. You get experience that's garnered through the years. or 70. in the Book of Isaiah: “And even to your old age I am he. We've been a youthful country. which is understanding. with all thy getting.
He was frustrated. and we bring things out -. they're marvelous ideas. He was looking forward to death. It's kind of shocking. He affirmed that the mental age of this average American is 8 to 12 years. a marvelous motion picture director.must count for something more than just gray hairs. and experience through the years. They are not selling gray hairs. how unbalanced we are. He’s made movies all over the world. I read some years ago about a Dr. told me that they make movies for the 12-yearold mind. Ted Garnet. He felt his advancing years (he was over 82) that gave him no hope." His mental attitude of futility and worthlessness was the chief reason for his sickness.new and old. They're contributing their wisdom. 207 . their understanding. who's a geriatrician. grow up. It's kind of shocking. He says that's box office wisdom. knowledge. Some years ago I called on an old friend in London. we become old and good for nothing. to many other engineering concerns and contributing to society. England. the new and the old. and almost lifeless. There's nothing wrong with their ideas. he said. That's the end. are necessary. weak. isn't it? An advertising executive told me that they write their copy for the 8 or 9-year-old mentality. His cry was that he was useless. a specialist in the diseases of the aged. They're consulting engineers. they are selling wisdom. We go into the treasure house. We haven't yet come to the realization that youth and age. I know some engineers now who come to my meetings on Sunday. who was very ill. and skill that have been garnered. and after that nothing. isn't it? That indicates how lopsided. He said that's the tendency. Stieglitz. that no one wanted him. who are 75 and 80 years of age. He said to me: "We're born.
Life has no beginning or end. Wisdom is an awareness of the Presence and Power of God in you and the response of the Supreme Intelligence to your conscious thinking and acting. Wisdom teaches that age is not the flight of years. yet fixed in the heart of everyone. you have it now. Life was never born. This is life eternal to know thee.Unfortunately. This is well known to our research and defense department. God is life. They are using it in espionage and in other forms of detection. You can never be without a body. it's the dawn of wisdom. Your body is the garment that God wears when he takes human form. Spirit is God. Spirit needs a form or a body. It's impossible of you to conceive of yourself without a body. You can leave your present body. The human spirit was never born. brighter than light. God had no beginning or end. the one true God. it can never die. It can all be recorded. You live forever. So. It's called extrasensory travel. The word humanity means one appearing as many. This portrays and foreshadows that you will always have a body. younger than the babe newborn. God limits Himself by His belief in being human. attenuated body. darker than darkness. And the psychosomatic research departments in England and America always knew these things. It's a rarefied. You can be sent thousands of miles away. You can report on what you see and what you hear. the end -.extinction. It is older than night or day. many people have the same attitude as this man. beyond all things and creatures. We are all garments which God wears as He moves through the illusion of time and space. God becomes human by believing Himself to be human. This really means that they are afraid of life. yet life is endless. They are doing that in totalitarian countries today. Yes. That's all it means. In order to manifest itself. You always have a body. 208 . They're afraid of what they term old age.
Spirit is the highest degree of matter. It is our misfortune that our councils are too much from the side of youth and not enough from the side of age. matter is the lowest degree of Spirit. get understanding. There is relatively little value placed upon the wisdom that is garnered by experience and years of thinking. And all other things were added to him. 70. The human body is Spirit or life reduced to the point of visibility. The 209 .. and God-ward. Matter and Spirit are no different. And the formless life is forever taking form. Humans will always have a body. When you reach 60. The voice of the ages is lost in the chatter of inexperience today. Get wisdom. or 80. maturity. and experience." That's the time this person has wisdom and understanding. Anything that has a beginning has an end. Solomon said: “I'm like a little child. and practice. "Look. This is a great mistake.” God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding. They are the same. Spirit and the body are not separate. All formed things in the universe are gradually returning to the formless. Listen to wisdom. The journey is ever onward. I don't know how to go in or go out. to industry. With all thy getting. It is foolish to push an employee out at 65 and say. you're old. The whole world is really largely ruled by the young.for there is no end to the glory which is the human being. Spirit needs a body. and so on to infinity -. and wisdom. that's the time he or she can contribute the greatest benefit of the government. to science. Give me wisdom to rule the people.So. upward. to art. When you leave this body you put on a fourth-dimensional body. You don't belong here any more. your years ought to stand for wisdom and understanding. Your body is the instrument through which Spirit functions on this plane. Life is a progression.
smell and touch completely independent of his physical organism. You do not see love. It is to be welcomed joyfully and gladly. and indestructible. for Spirit. we know we are alive. You do not see the wind. Nature makes no mistakes. and see. it will again return to the formless primordial substance. for God is Spirit. but you feel the breeze upon your face. undisputable evidence that we can leave our present bodies and travel thousand of miles. cannot grow old. Nature leaves no gaps. or life. But you have bodies to infinity. Wd can see. Our body has a beginning. we have senses that transcend our five senses. upward. peace. and life is the reality of all people. What we call the aging process is change. and you are Spirit. It was intended that we use all these faculties transcendentally of our environment. Scientists today in academic laboratories throughout the world are setting forth positive. God is life. as each phase of human life is a step onward on the path that knows no end. Old age is not a tragic occurrence. and speak to people even though our physical body is on a couch thousands of miles away. Life is self-renewing.body had a beginning and an end. Your journey is ever onward. or life. We cannot see God. eternal. 210 . Our lives are spiritual and eternal. or joy. touch. harmony. yet accepts them as a scientific fact. We never grow old. feel. for every end is a beginning. We put on a new body. because it is the only reasonable conclusion that coincides with other observed phenomena. The evidence of our immortality is overwhelming. We have powers that transcend our bodies. Life is. however. The scientist cannot see an electron with his or her eye. And you are mind. mind has no beginning or end. life has no beginning or end. hear. and God-ward. Spirit has no beginning or end. hear.
Infinity has no beginning or end. and God-ward. People who think or believe that the earthly cycle of birth. The Bible says: This is life eternal. The Spirit never grows old. This type of belief brings frustration. you will always remain young. for love never grows old. indeed. Such people have no anchor. or you walk with a slow step. If you can't play a fast game of tennis. peace never grows old. Kindness doesn't grow old. maturity. whatsoever things are honest. or wisdom. from wisdom to wisdom. whatsoever things are lovely. youth. from strength to strength. We go from glory to glory. What we call death is but a journey to a new city in another mansion of our Father's house. The joy of the Lord is your strength. We are in the Presence of infinity. When you think of whatsoever things are true. whatsoever things are just. or understanding. no hope. stagnation. You are denying the sovereignty of the Spirit. whatsoever things are pure. and a sense of hopelessness resulting in neurosis and mental aberrations of all kinds. or if your body has slowed down. compassion doesn't grow old. That's where youth is: 211 . laughter doesn't grow old. to be pitied. There's a tremendous effort of people today. Our journey is ever onward. or swim as fast as your son or daughter. They're lifting their faces. doing all sorts of things. But that's the great illusion.We are all here to express life in all its beauty and glory. for there is no end to that journey that knows no end. to them life has no meaning. joy never grows old. cynicism. You will always remain young when you think from the spiritual standpoint. remember. and old age is all there is to life are. adolescence. Spirit is always clothing Itself anew. and no vision. whatsoever things are lovely. and we are infinite. These have no age. whatsoever things are of good report. upward.
are full of joy. they're bitter. These have no age. they're doing many creative things. full of laughter. your faith and conviction are not subject to decay.” Your heart is your subconscious mind. aged 80 and 90. its beauty that belongs to it. you'll never grow old because these qualities of God don't grow old. Some people are old at 30. goodwill. the quality of your mind. cordiality. exuding vibrancy. inspiration. they're dancing.goodwill. what is pure. 212 . some are young at 80.. We have placed a premium on youth. so is he. Age has its glory. Emerson says we do not count a person’s years until he or she has nothing else to count. they're swimming. and if you think of honesty. and of the laughter of God. Look at the arteries of some 30 year-olds. which should mean something. And these qualities of God never grow old. they're corroded. and we have devalued the multiplication of years. they're sarcastic. beauty. they’re teaching and doing all kinds of things. They're doing things. It's wonderful to behold. they're writing books. some people. noble. you move onward and upward. they never die. goodwill. they're accomplishing things. If you think of what is lovely. On the other hand. writing poems. Therefore. Your character. joy. integrity. Love. But the great law of life is: “As a man thinketh in his heart. They're of God. justice. wisdom. ecstasy. and rapture are qualities that never grow old. Spirit doesn't grow old. That's the great lesson the Bible has to teach: that Spirit is the cause. They're old. understanding. and Godlike. laughter. they're painting. and exudation of goodwill. they're sculpting. guidance. they're creative. geniality. full of youth.
a Quaker. and taught courses at a medical college. All the barbs. your convictions. He was a very religious man. but he weathered the storm and didn't grow old in hatred. anger and hate aimed at you will be absorbed. and full of life and enthusiasm. She operated every morning. I would be operating on people in the next dimension of life. He was healthy. He said: "They come to see me. full of faith of God. She was full of life. . ill will and bitterness. Dr. life and the universe. criticism. visited patients in the afternoon. love and goodwill. And he communicated to others. 213 . John Wesley was very active in expounding and expatiating his convictions about God and His laws when he was close to 90 years of age. resentment. They come to see me burn. working on special assignments for the government at the age of 84. your faith. Tune in and feel it now. That's what old age is. His mental acumen and sagacity was greater then than when he was 40. The greatest of all shock absorbers and preventatives of decrepitude and mental and physical disorders is peace at the Divine center within you. He was subjected to a barrage of criticism and condemnation in the years of the Depression. happy. That's why some men and women are old at 30 and some are young at 90. His mind was clear and decisive. vigorous. Valerie L was still an active surgeon at 83. enthusiasm. Former President Herbert Hoover was very active. he was burning up with zeal and enthusiasm of the Spirit." Well. but with mental and spiritual surgery." Not with a surgeon's scalpel.The quality of your mind. zeal. She said to me: "If I should die tomorrow. She never has succumbed to her advanced years. and your laughter are not subject to decay.
because you have experienced both. George Bernard Shaw was quite active at 90. climbing mountains. and all that. As young as your self-confidence. you move from youth to age and keep the sweetness of your ways. This is the secret of remaining young forever. Verdi wrote his opera. “Otello” at 85.neutralized and lost in the great ocean of God's love and peace within you. Cato learned Greek at 80. General Douglas MacArthur had a plaque on the wall of his headquarters when he commanded the Allied Forces in the South Pacific during World War II. As old as your fears. As you go into the treasure house you bring out both. So. As young as your hope. As old as your doubts. Madam Schumann-HeinkeinkkHHHH reached the pinnacle of her musical success when she was a grandmother. if you keep your spirit young. When we were young we were 214 . There is an old saying which has an underlying truth: You are i as old as you feel. As old as your despair. It is attributed to Samuel Ullmana 19th century American rabbi and scholar: It read: You are as young as your faith. It speaks of youth and old age. Years may wrinkle the skin. The scripture says nothing about keeping youthful in body and being always engaged in pursuits of youth like swimming. The architectural quality of his mind had not relaxed from active duty. You are as old and as young as your thought. But to give up enthusiasm Wrinkles the soul.
who wrote the Bible. All that’s good. There are some people who trying to recapture their youth sometimes. for nature slows down the body that they might 215 . handball. you know. the light of God illumines my pathway. sustains and strengthens you. At 40 or thereabouts every person is forced with a necessity of change. You'll enter joys that youth can never know. It's a cosmic law. climbing mountains. That's the cosmic universal law of the God Presence saying to you: We want you now to engage in mental and spiritual communion with the Divine. They can't do it. and all that. in football. 40 days in the wilderness. You will be communing with Spirit that animates. The power of the Almighty flows through me. I suppose. because you are communing with the God Spirit Which was never born. 40 nights. They are taking a wild fling. which will never die. They spoke of 40 years. swimming. dancing. God's peace floods my mind. and youth is a time for physical athletics. They are trying to recapture what they think is their lost youth. Then you won't be trying to recapture your youth. Your body by nature begins to slow down. And you commune with it. This is when the body tends to slow down. flitting from bar to bar or trying to keep up with their kids in a ballgame. or a fast game of tennis. Age is the time when you engage in mental and spiritual athletics of the mind. You say: “God's love fills my soul. or swimming. Their job now is to commune with the Spirit within. The ancient Hebrew mystics.all interested. the peace of the Everlasting God fills my soul. Then you will accumulate years without age. called the number 40 the time of the spiritual womb. riding horseback and all that.” You are communing with the Divine.
Eternal God and become spiritually rejuvenated. 216 . We need that. concerned with your body. conditions. "Time flies. Forget about it. An hour seemed like a minute. Time is a series of events in a unitary wholeness. That's spiritual maturity. spiritual nature. There is no clock there. The will and the purpose of life--you should learn more about the Spirit now. When you are asleep there is no sense of duration.commune with the Great. revitalized. You are here to reproduce all the qualities and attributes of God." Time is relative. Don't let your outlook be external.. exercise it. and time is our state of consciousness. "It's like this: You are sitting with a beautiful girl. It is the illusion that you gather with a long series of events passing before you . no age. You can't beat that youngster of yours climbing the mountain. and it seemed like an hour. You sit on a hot stove for 30 seconds. he thought it was still the time of twenty years ago. there is no time. there would be no time. We have minimized our relationship with events.-how you relate yourself to them. Stop trying to recapture your youth. and no passage of events. It is the experience of events that bring the changes in you. time is our feeling. Rip Van Winkle went to sleep for twenty years. he said. That won't bring you back your youth. chatting with her for about an hour. Spirit in you never grows old." meaning we are absorbed. If there were no events. If you had only one experience in your life. no time. When there are no events. We say. therefore. That's what you are here for. or circumstances to relate yourself to. You can't take up the sports that you did when you were a teenager. When he awoke in the morning. You are here to grow. When Einstein was asked what time was.. you'd never grow old. live with it. Time is our thought.
She was 75 years of age. How could you say. for life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. beaten. You don't have to dye your hair. forbearance. So. She prayed for her captors and believed that God would lead her out in Divine law and Divine order through Divine love. But she reacted differently. I never met a more gracious. that is my name. For Infinity is within you. Realize the Spirit in you is sovereign. Life is forever seeking expression through you. I suppose. 75 when I talked with her in Beverly Hills. She was. sweeter woman -. It symbolizes wisdom. and strength of character You can't be less tomorrow than you are today. It's God. understanding. It's the Ever Living One. and full of the light that never grows dim. I AM the Lord. "I am old. It's untrammeled by phenomena. alive. kinder. Don't neglect the spiritual life. Your gray hair is a great asset to you. The God Presence is within. neither shall ye give my praise.I met a woman who had been in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. I am unwanted. There is no end to humankind since there is no end to God. no. Be proud of it. keen. Her relatives were all done away with in the prison camps. Life was never born.a very spiritual minded woman. These are the things that cause us to grow old. alert. it will never die. and spat upon. the All Wise One. She didn't grow old in bitterness and hatred and cynicism. She looked like 40. Oh. My glory ye shall not give to another. To maintain this concept will keep you forever young. That's the cause of age. I AM the Lord and there is none else. kicked. She had gone through what you might call the tortures of hell." Never in eternity could you exhaust the glories and beauties that are within you. give all power to the Spirit 217 . the All Knowing One. I am useless.
cantankerous. Life can't wish death. and fretful. These are signs of old age. and full of the laughter of God. You find the Presence and Power of God present in people of 20. there is a twinkle in your eye. I'm old. ever present Yes. Don't ascribe power to things and people and events. "I'm finished. and realize God goes before you in majesty and glory. "She's blocking my good. But when you are kind. That doesn't die. cantankerous and irritable. you must be 218 ." or "He prevents me from getting a job. These qualities of God never grow old. inflexible. The mind is the master weaver. the designer. and gossipy. Don't ever quit a job and say. Of course. The total emphasis seems to be on youth. they are young. You find them present in people of 80. don't retire. petulant. That makes you weak and anemic. and the sculptor. the architect. That is the Living God. That makes you angry over happenings. You put new tires under the old chassis and you do new work. That's causation within you. a contradiction of the very nature of God. you are full of faith and have confidence in the only Power there is. that is. There is nothing to oppose the Spirit. and completely void of compassion and understanding. The power is the Spirit within you. then you are young no matter what your bodily years may be. somewhat different. This attitude on the part of those employers is to be considered cold. Don't say. gracious. nothing to thwart it or vitiate it. That's absurd. callous. They're still young. but you are ever active. or life. irritable." These other people have no power. I meet men and women who tell me that some employers slam the door in their faces when they say they are over 40. You are old as the presence or absence of these characteristics. That is the reality of you. Many people get crotchety. I'm tired. you keep on going. evil.within you. you are old ." or "He makes me angry. Some people are old at 30 and others are young at 80 and 90." No. If you are 20 years of age and you are crotchety.very old.
and games of all kinds will not keep you young. you are just kidding yourself.under 35. athletic gymnastics. yoga postures. and wisdom gathered through years of experience in the marketplace of life. This is absurd. and in the realm of creative ideas based on his experience and insight into the nature of the business. shaping decisions. 219 . The Spirit is conditioned by thought. the bread of peace. the bread of harmony. All that. trying to recondition it by postures. so you are in your home. standing on your head. making plans for the future. exercises. You'll become disillusioned. You must eat the bread of life. That is the time of life when they could be most useful in handling personnel problems. they are willing to give of their talents. and in all phases of your life. It has to change. The reasoning behind this is certainly shallow. 70 or 80. spiritual maturity is a tremendous blessing to any organization. your breathing will change. A man or woman with emotional. If your thoughts are on the beautiful. either. the bread of joy. and breathing through your nostrils. rather. And as you think and feel. Any time you start with your body. evermore give us this bread. and the good. your body. The heart is your subconscious mind. Lord. you will be young regardless of the chronological years. Every cell of your body will take on radiant beauty. of course. Never start from the outside. is changing now. Eating grapes. experience. and things like that will not do. he would realize that the applicants are not selling their age. the noble. As you think Godlike thoughts.. the bread of inspiration. and things of that nature. always start from the inside. your heart. the person’s age should be a distinct asset to the corporation. which is Spirit. By means of practice and application. carrots. the bread of love and goodwill. No one should not be asked to resign when reaching 65. If the employer would stop and think. Diets. your mind.
inspiration. new interests.” That’s an old prayer that antedates Christianity by hundreds of years. peace. harmony. If you are 90 or 99. They are uncertain about the future. 220 . I was introduced to a man in Bombay many years ago who said he was 110 years of age.You know what bread is in the Bible? “Give us this day our daily bread. Veil after veil is lifted. You have a new purpose. and more wonderful. Try to learn something new every moment of the day. for that's the bread of life. when we raise the curtain and let in the sunshine. Give me God. realize you still have much to give. and His face becomes more august. You will find that you can never cease to unveil the glories and the wonders of the One Who Forever Is. When the mind is open to new ideas. and you will find your mind will always be young. to hunger after new truths. What they think and feel will come to pass. You can give of your knowledge. for you are gazing into infinity. You can always look ahead. inspiration and new truths of God and His universe. There was a rare beauty in his eyes indicating he had grown old with gladness. You can help stabilize. We grow old when we lose interest in life. Now. your experience and your wisdom. He seemed transfigured by the radiance of an inner light. and worlds to conquer. and understanding. And God is the giver and the gift. a new poem. He had the most beautiful face I've ever seen. wisdom. We grow old when we cease to dream. joy. we will always be young and vital. more beautiful. a new song to create. give me love. It means give me that which is my own. peace. a new book to write. How could I live without that? There are many people who fear old age. and direct the younger generation. expecting mental and physical deterioration as the years advance. that One is Infinite. guide.
I receive letters from men and women who say: "I was turned down because I was over 60 or 70. The reverse should be true. state and federal levels. And federal laws have been enacted prohibiting employers from discriminating against men and women because of age.” One man told me that he could not be hired because he was 36. Many older people may be younger mentally and physiologically and physically than youths of 30 or 20. The newspapers are taking cognizance of the fact that the voting population of the elderly in California and other states is increasing by leaps and bounds. It is stupid and ridiculous beyond words to tell people that they can't be hired because they are over 40. That person can go on until age 70 or 80 or even older. There should be respect for the person’s experience and capacities. Such an attitude is narrow minded. Now they say you can't fire an employee because he or she is 65. What are such people to do? Bury their talents? Hide their light under a bushel? People who are deprived and prevented from working because of age must be sustained by government treasury at county. They are biting off their nose to spite their face. It would seem that we have created a new cult called “the 35-cult. It's a form of financial suicide." This is stupid indifference to the sincere desire of these workers to express their talents and abilities. It is like saying that they are ready for the scrap heap or the junk pile. and the company would have to pay a few dollars more for insurance premiums. The very organizations that refuse to hire them and benefit from their wisdom and experience will be taxed to support them. This means their voice will be heard in the legislatures of the state and also in the halls of congress. short sighted and revolting. 221 .
That's a cosmic law. She didn't grow old. you can recapture that youth. There was a time in your life. You are told: “The joy of the Lord is my strength In Him there is fullness of joy. Our body slows down gradually as we advance through the years. time passes easily and she remained fresh and vital. and we who will not work should not eat.” So. quickened by the Holy Spirit. We’re here to be producers and not prisoners of society that compels us to idleness and puts us on welfare. everything was provided for you. Who is that King of Glory? You are. If you are happy and Godlike with the events. as you are told in the Psalms.We are here to enjoy the fruit of our labor. It can be active.” Yes. She didn't grow old in bitterness or hatred. you rejoiced. alert. the I AM. the candle shined upon my head. alive. the relationship to events that gives you the sensation of duration. and by His light I walked through darkness. The King of Glory comes in through that gate. you know. You were playing in the sand. For there is a gate. She prayed regularly for those who imprisoned her. you were happy. But the mind doesn't grow old. The mind can be much more active at 90 than it was at 9 or at 20. like the woman who was in a concentration camp. “So. exalted God within her. and the Presence of God is the King of Glory. Every able-bodied person should go to work and be made to work. That's the gate of heaven opened up. In Him there is no darkness at all. Man's mind does not have to grow old All of us can capture our youth by stirring up the gift of God within us. She discovered the King of Glory. for we are all tabernacles of the Living God. you were playing with marbles. Maybe you were playing with 222 . it's the succession of events. and a gate opened up for her. You look back. and the men who were to persecute her or stamp out her life opened up the way for her and let her escape.
They say. They describe them -. your loved ones are right where you are. Feel the miraculous healing. Life is expansion. If you are in the 8th grade. self-renewing." and they describe them. Life is newness. There are people who say to me that they are “sensitives.describe some people I know.” they are mediums. Your loved ones are separated by frequency only. If you were psychic or clairvoyant you would see them. inside and outside voices. revitalized and recharged spiritually. I can't bring you back to the 1st grade. they are clairvoyant. Then you will feel a deep response and become rejuvenated. In God there is no darkness at all. You can't be less tomorrow than you are today. but they described them in detail. ever-living God moving through your mind and body. "We saw people on the platform while you were talking. they're there. lifted up. It's from glory to glory. not a thing. So. lecturing. I knew they couldn't have known them. Your loved ones are growing and expanding in the next dimension of life. Know that you are inspired. it's expansion. You live forever. You think that's strange? There is nothing strange in the world about it. it's development. But they were all around you. speaking. in God there is fullness of joy. rejuvenated and strengthened. So. Sometimes you see them in your dreams. They haven't gone anywhere. because your loved ones are all around you separated by frequency only. But weren't they always here? Did you have to turn the dial to prove it to yourself? Yes. I knew they had never seen them. It's like your TV in your room. That would be contrary to the laws of nature.angels on sunbeams. Turn on the TV and there are symphonies teeming the atmosphere. You can bubble over with enthusiasm and joy as in the days of your 223 . people singing and dancing.
Delve for the inner meaning. or statistics hold a picture before you of old age." You were never a failure. successful. investigate -. and full with the light of God. decrepitude. You were born to win. to succeed. They felt life was an end. enables you to affirm the presence of your good regardless of appearances. senility. explore. You walk by His light because you know the dawn appears and all the shadows will flee away. "No. Don't let the mass mind. Reject it. and new path. Get a new vocation. so panteth my soul after thee. the Koran. radiant. Travel. This retirement was a new venture. You can always travel in your mind and conquer new fields. no." say. Go to the university. to triumph. declining years. Be open and receptive to new ideas. It must be like a parachute that is no good except it opens up. Affirm life. Realize you live forever. If you are retired. Do something you always loved to do. and uselessness. not death. You can rise above the mass mind. for you know that God never fails. They seem to rot away as months pass on. new challenge.. corporations. "I'm old.youth for the simple reason that you can always recapture the joyous state mentally and emotionally. The candle which shines upon your head is Divine intelligence which reveals to you everything you need to know. the beginning of 224 . The Infinite cannot fail. get interested in the Bible. Spirit is your reality. for it is a lie." Be sure your mind never retires. Get a vision of yourself as happy. serene. O God. the Talmud or other religious or philosophical works. Instead of saying. refuse to be hypnotized by such propaganda. I've seen people of 65 and 70 retire. I am young. and I am wise in the ways of God. Take up subjects you always wanted to study. newspapers.and pray as follows: "As the hart panteth after the water brooks.
225 . "What shall I do? I'm retired. This really means that they are afraid of life. In A Nutshell Age is not the flight of years. whatsoever things are pure. as each phase of human life is a step onward on the path that knows no end. Life was never born. from octave to octave. The Spirit never grows old. We go from glory to glory. What we call the aging process is change. upward. What we call death is but a journey to a new city in another mansion of our Father's house. for there is no end to that journey that knows no end. God dwells within you. My mind is bankrupt of ideas. It is to be welcomed joyfully and gladly. You live forever. Infinity has no beginning or end. He shall return to days of his youth. It is older than night or day." That person is really saying. and we are infinite. We are in the Presence of infinity. it's the dawn of wisdom. When you think of whatsoever things are true. Life has no beginning or end. darker than darkness. yet life is endless. whatsoever things are honest. and the Bible says: “His flesh shall be fresher than a child.” God in the midst of you is guiding you now. Yes. brighter than light. It is inexpressibly depressing to hear someone say. the end -. Old age is not a tragic occurrence.extinction. beyond all things and creatures. Our journey is ever onward. yet fixed in the heart of everyone. whatsoever things are just. whatsoever things are of good report. from strength to strength. and God-ward. from wisdom to wisdom. God is life. younger than the babe newborn.fulfillment of a long dream. he shall bring forth fruit in his old age." That's all wrong. Many people are afraid of what they term old age. "I am mentally and physically dead. whatsoever things are lovely.
the bread of joy. and the good. and things like that will not do. Every cell of your body will take on radiant beauty. compassion doesn't grow old. the noble. laughter doesn't grow old. 226 . your breathing will change. you will always remain young. the bread of inspiration. the bread of peace. It must be like a parachute that is no good except it opens up. the bread of love and goodwill. The joy of the Lord is your strength. the bread of harmony. for love never grows old. carrots. joy never grows old. Eating grapes. Be sure your mind never retires. Be open and receptive to new ideas. Kindness doesn't grow old. you will be young regardless of the chronological years.whatsoever things are lovely. or understanding. peace never grows old. If your thoughts are on the beautiful. These have no age. or wisdom. You must eat the bread of life. As you think Godlike thoughts. either.
harboring old age convictions. if neglected or abused. It seems strange that although we all love life so dearly. sap their vitality in foolish. We all have the inherent capacity for prolonging 227 . As long as we go on thinking old age thoughts. will very soon get out of order. Abused faculties and outraged nerves must pay the penalty. If properly cared for. in deteriorating habits. we shall continue to grow old. whether it shall be youthful or aging conditions. The long life is the controlled life. it will keep splendid time and run for a century. nothing else can be quite so precious to most of us as life.Chapter 10 – You Need Never Grow Old Whatever our ambition may be. but. and we want that life at its best. The human being is like a fine clock. If we made as great an effort to retain our youthfulness and our vigor as many of us do to make money. we should sell it so cheaply. just as our very effort. longevity laws. to amass a fortune. and then wonder why their powers decline. Yet most people do not take sensible precautions to preserve their youth and vigor. Our thoughts and our convictions will work against our real desires. by wrong living and bad thinking. unnatural living. and wants to remain fresh. picturing old age characteristics. robust. Every normal person dreads to see the marks of old age. to accumulate a fortune will be counteracted by our doubts and fears of failure. should deliberately throw away so many precious years. buoyant. and wear out or give out long before it should. as long as possible. They violate the health laws. The mental ideal determines what shall be built into the life. we could carry youth well nigh to the century mark. however strenuous it may be. cling to it with such desperate tenacity. the symptoms of decrepitude.
we help to create these conditions in the life. until our heart becomes old and unresponsive: as long as we touch life at many points we can not grow old in spirit. and we shall go in that direction until we change our thought. and face towards youth.our life. and robustness are impossible to those who labor under the conviction that they are on the decline that they are going downhill physically. We do not realize how impossible it is for us to go beyond our selfplaced "dead-line" limits. we are producing. out of touch with the spirit of our times: when we have ceased to be progressive and up-to-date. We think of ourselves into old age. The mind makes its own dead line. We are old. to do what we really believe we cannot do. The idea that our energies and forces must begin to decline and the fires of ambition to die out after a certain age is reached has a most pernicious influence upon the mind. its points of view. with its ideals. reverse our attitude by reversing our thought. If we focus it upon the conditions of declining powers. of decrepitude. vigor. we are creating beauty. 228 . Our convictions force us into it. Any mental attitude that is adverse to the spirit of youth tends to produce hardening old age conditions. when we are out of touch with youth. If we focus it upon beauty. Most people do not realize their mental attitude is a positive energy that is constantly creating results. We are not old until the interest of life is gone out of us. no matter what our years. until the spirit becomes aged. creating something. One’s conviction places the limits. that their powers are gradually lessening through age. Every time we focus the mind. Perfect health. until we turn completely about. but we must first understand the mental principle. increasing our potential longevity.
we shall be able to carry youth into age. and declare that the truth of our being. There is no doubt that the acceptance in a strictly literal sense of the biblical life limit has proved a decided injury to the race. . in beauty and grace. We are powerfully influenced by 229 . active work for man ceases. You are as young as your spirit.and the biblical limitation of life was threescore years and ten. it read in part: “Threescore and ten--this is the scriptural statute of limitations. . The mind is the sculptor. his time on earth has expired. If we dwell upon the eternal youth principle. In his suicide note. the divinity of us.threescore and ten-. “ This man had dwelt so long on the theory that we are practically useless and only a burden to ourselves and the world after age sixty -. and that that principle cannot age. he wrote: “I am seventy -. Some years ago.and I am now fit only to sit by the hearth and wait to die. that he made up his mind he would end it all on his seventieth birthday. After that. that time has no effect upon it. we shall not age prematurely in appearance. This habitual thought will manifest itself on the body in harmony. On the other hand. A popular book about life and death. cannot age. The face cannot betray the years until the mind has given consent. if we believe that the fundamental principle of life is founded in the God principle. instead of in wrinkles and other marks of old age. was beside the dead body. a well-known attorney committed suicide on his seventieth birthday. and we cannot escape the ravages and marks of old age while we believe this condition is necessary and inevitable.The conviction that we must grow old is ingrained in our very being." .
There is no evidence in the Scriptures that even suggests the existence of an age limit beyond which we were not supposed or allowed to pass. Multitudes of people undoubtedly shorten their lives by many years because of their deep-seated convictions that they will not live beyond a certain age --the age. It points to the duty of living a useful and noble life.our self-imposed limitations and convictions. points to at least five times the length of the maturing period. perhaps. and it is well known that many people die very near the limit they set for themselves. of making as much of ourselves as possible. especially in the animal kingdom. Many of the sayings in the Bible that people take so literally and accept blindly as standards of living are merely figures of speech used to illustrate an idea. Yet there is no probability that the psalmist had any idea of setting any limit to the life period. or that he had any authority whatever for so doing. In fact the whole spirit of the Bible is to encourage long life through sane and healthful living. at which their parents 230 . what power our convictions have to influence our lives. It would be a reflection upon the Creator to suggest that He would limit human life to less than three times the age at which it reaches maturity (about thirty) when all the analogy of nature. even though they are in good health when this conviction settles upon them. So far as the Bible is concerned. We do not half realize what slaves we are to our mental attitudes. there is just as much reason for setting the life limit at one hundred and twenty or even at Methuselah’s age (nine hundred and sixty-nine) as at seventy or eighty. all of which tends to prolong our years on earth. Should not the highest manifestation of God’s creation have a length of life at least equal to that of the animal? Infinite wisdom does not shake the fruit off the tree before it is ripe.
If you have convinced yourself. old age must follow. and actually died before midnight. the body must correspond. that at sixty you will lose the power of your faculties. If it is a youthful thought. How often we hear this said: “I do not expect to live to be very old.” Not long ago a New York man. Now. saying that he should certainly die before midnight. and that thereafter you will continue to decline until you are cut off entirely. a thought of usefulness and helpfulness. told his family that he should die on his next birthday. if this man’s conviction could have been changed by some one who had sufficient power over him. he would probably have lived many years longer. that you will become practically useless and have to retire from your business. insisted upon calling in the family physician. or if the idea has been ingrained into the very structure of your being by your training or the multitudes of examples about you. or if the mental suggestion that he was going to live to a good old age had been implanted in his mind in place of the death idea. and finally to strangle completely the life processes.died. my father and mother died young. grew weaker and weaker during the day. who examined him and said there was nothing the matter with him. there is no power in the world that can keep the old-age processes and signs from developing in you. your interest in life. The 231 . If it is an old-age thought. in perfect health. The conviction that he was going to die had become so entrenched in his mind that the whole force of his mentality acted to cut off the life force. But the man refused to eat. Old age begins in the mind. that you begin to show the marks of age at about fifty. On the morning of his birthday his family. alarmed because he refused to go to work. a perennial young-life thought. Thought leads.
ideals. cheerful. the old-age earmarks will not show themselves. The elixir of youth lies in the mind or nowhere. the thought that has produced the aging condition must be reversed. buoyant picture of youth. buoyant thought. If we actually refuse to grow old. But they are only inevitable because of our old-age mental attitude and race habit beliefs. because the body expresses the habitual thought. we have won half the battle against old age. hopes. Ultimately we do show them. exacting conditions of our modern. One great trouble with us is that our imaginations age prematurely. Nothing else more effectively retards age than the keeping in mind the bright. The conviction must first be changed. Nothing in the world will make us look young as long as we are convinced that we are aging. We see others about our age beginning to decline and show marks of decrepitude. in all its splendor. Be sure of this that whatever you feel regarding your age will be expressed in your body. the picture of the glories which belong to youth-. so that we feel young. and we imagine it is about time for us to show the same signs. The hard. and all the qualities which belong to young life. however long we may have lived. You must first get rid of the last vestige of thought that you are aging. optimistic. if we insist on holding the youthful ideal and the young. As long as that is in the mind. You cannot be young by just trying to appear so.youthful dreams. hopeful. hopeful. It is a great aid to the perpetuation of youth to learn to feel young. If we can only establish the perpetual-youth mental attitude. because we think they are inevitable. strenuous life tend to harden and dry up 232 . magnificence.expression of age in the body is the harvest of old-age ideas that have been planted in the mind. cosmetics and youthful dress will amount to very little in changing your appearance.
buoyant. domineering. who cultivate serenity. Carry yourself so that you will not suggest old age in any of its phases. after they have reached the age of forty or fifty. keep interested in everything about you. show their feelings in their facial expressions. whose lives are one continuous grind. strained. the dark side. the sensitiveness. just because you have gotten along in years. do not age nearly so rapidly as do those who live on the shady. the delicacy. People who live on the sunny and beautiful side of life. 233 . These people dry up early in life. overbearing mind also tends to age the body prematurely. elastic. stop progressing. no matter how many years you have lived. Do not be afraid of being a boy or girl again in spirit. Many of them. Keep growing. the stale mentality that ages the body. which should be kept fresh. and the exquisite fineness of the perceptive faculties. who seem to think everything depends upon their own individual efforts. Remember it is the stale mind. There are people who take life too seriously. Live the life that belongs to youth. they become wrinkled. Another reason why so many people age prematurely is because they cease to grow. their tissues become as hard as their thought. because the thinking is hard. come to a standstill in their mental reaching-out.” to stop growing. and abnormal. Don’t think that you must “begin to take in sail. The average routine habit of modern business life tends to destroy the flexibility. Do not say that you cannot do this or that as you once did. Never allow yourself to get out of the habit of being young. and thus seriously injure the power of the imagination. The arbitrary.the brain and nerve cells. It is a lamentable fact that multitudes of people seem incapable of receiving or accepting new ideas after they have reached middle age. By this method of reasoning you will decline rapidly.
to prepare and provide for declining years. is simply to acknowledge that your powers are waning. soon reaches its limit of growth.” No one can remain youthful who does not continue to grow. Such thinking tends to weaken your hold upon the life principle. If you wish to retain your youth. the conviction that old age is settling upon us and that out life forces are gradually ebbing away. to fear it. without shrinking in our mental stature. that our vitality is lessening. shriveling influence upon the mental faculties and functions. forget unpleasant experiences. has a blighting.It has been shown that the conviction that one is going to die at about a certain time. She replied: “I know how to forget disagreeable things. and prepare for it. the whole character deteriorates under this old-age belief. as well as keeping in touch with the old. The very belief that our powers are waning. 234 . We cannot isolate ourselves. a certain age. Nothing else is easier than to age. A lady eighty years old was recently asked how she managed to keep herself so youthful. the consciousness that we are losing strength. tends to bring about the expected dissolution by strangling the life processes. We are so constituted that we draw a large part of our nourishment from others. and no one can keep growing who does not keep alive his interest in the great world. To think constantly of the “end. that you are losing your grip upon life. can cut ourselves off from others. disagreeable incidents. All you have to do is to think you are growing old.” to plan for death. and your body gradually corresponds with your conviction. to compare yourself with others of the same age who are prematurely old and to assume that you are like them. to expect it. The mind that is not constantly reaching out for the new.
The body is the bulletin board of the mind. you will look it. Metchnikoff. that your mental powers should begin to decline when you have only reached the halfcentury milestone. 235 . What has the appearance of old age to do with youth? What have gray hair. Dr. magnificence. should characterize one who has lived long. that you have been many years on this planet. There should be no decline in years. in your whole appearance. You ought then to be in your youth. Strength. our bad living. and other evidences of age to do with youth? Mental power should constantly increase. uselessness. not weakness. the old-age conviction. renewing.The result is that we do not use or develop the age-resisting forces within us. and our old-age convictions. If you hold the oldage ideal. that. wrinkles. your expression must correspond. The mental attitude has everything to do with the hastening or the retarding of the old-age condition. As long as you hold the conviction that you are sixty. we shorten our lives very materially through our false thinking. Your thought will show itself in your face. decrepitude. Increasing wisdom and power should only be the signs that you have lived long. as a race. that we become an easy prey to disease and all sorts of physical infirmities. It is an insult to your Creator that your brain should begin to ossify. resisting powers of the body are so reduced and impaired by the conviction that we are getting on in years and cannot stand what we once could. says that we should live at least one hundred and twenty years. There is no doubt. superiority. The refreshing. of the Pasteur Institute in Paris. beauty.
a motto written all over everything in the universe. and that the juices of your younger days are evaporating. that you are beginning to harden. and there is a life. A man quite advanced in years was asked not long ago how he retained such a youthful appearance in spite of his age. There is not even a suggestion of age in this man’s conversation or ideas. if you think of yourself as perpetually young. vigorous. when you decline to enter into their sports. because every cell in the body is constantly being renewed. Constantly repeat to yourself that it is wrong. progress. When you are no longer interested in the hopes and ambitions of young people. had kept his mind centered on youth. Nothing helps more to the perpetuation of youth than much association with the young. and buoyant. and there are no greater enemies than the conviction of age and the gradual loss of interest in things. This. and the old-age thought had no room for entrance. buoyancy about him that is wonderfully refreshing. He said that he had been the principal of a high school for over thirty years. robust. and abounding life. you confess in effect that you are growing old. “Keep growing or die” is nature’s motto. to romp and play with children. that he loved to enter into the life and sports of the young people and to be one of them in their ambitions and interests. he said. Hold stoutly to the conviction that it is natural and right for you to remain young. especially in youthful amusements and in the young life about you. There must be a constant activity in the mind that would not age. decrepitude will not get hold of you. that your youthful spirits are drying up. wicked for you to grow old in appearance. If you would retain your youth.On the other hand. that weakness and decrepitude could not have been in the Creator’s 236 .
because in the truth of my being I am divine.” “you are beginning to show signs of age. I cannot grow old except by producing the old-age conditions through my thought. Say to yourself: “Principle does not age. especially if you have reached middle life or later.buoyant. It is of the utmost importance to make yourself feel young at night. and feelings of age. and Divine Principle cannot 237 . perpetual advancement and betterment. convictions. The Creator intended me for continual growth. I am Truth. to throw aside every care and worry that would carve its image on your brain and express itself in your face. It is well known that impure thoughts and desires work terrible havoc then.” Never go to sleep with the old-age picture or thought in your mind. should dominate the mind when you fall asleep. The worrying mind actually generates calcareous matter in the brain and hardens the cells. I cannot grow old and decrepit. which you are the most anxious to realize. I am Principle.” Just deny these appearances. and I am not going to allow myself to be cheated out of my bright right of perennial youth. these desires and ideals are thus intensified and increased. always young-. Truth does not grow old. When you first wake in the morning. picture the youthful qualities as vividly possible. Constantly affirm: “I am always well. to erase all signs.” No matter if people say to you: “You are getting along in years. Say to yourself: “I am young. always young.strong-. that it must have been acquired-the result of wrong race and individual training and thinking. As the mind continues to work during sleep.plan for the human made in His image of perfection. the highest possible aims. loftiness of purpose. You should fall asleep holding those desires and ideals uppermost in the mind which are dearest to you. Purity of thought.
It is only the negative in me. did the idea come from that man should wear out through action? As a matter of fact. the more inevitably we wear out and become old. We must learn that living. Where. The cells of the bone tissue are slower of renewal. the body is constantly being made new through cell renewal. As the sculptor follows the model that he holds in the mind. It is a law that action increases force.” The great thing is to make the mind create the youth pattern instead of the old-age pattern. the more experiences we have. that can take on the appearance of age. experiencing. our conviction. Nature has bestowed upon us perpetual youth. so the life processes reproduce in the body the pattern that is in our thought. should not exhaust life but create more life. decrepit. but some authorities estimate that eighty or ninety per cent of all the cells in the body of a person of ordinary activity are entirely renewed in from six to twenty-four months. and useless.age. Every discordant 238 . others every few weeks or months. then. It must follow that the age-producing process is largely artificial and unnatural. Physiologists tell us that the tissue cells of some muscles are renewed every few days. the power of perpetual renewal. We must get rid of the idea embedded in our very nature that the longer we live. acting. Scientists have proved beyond question that the chemistry of the body has everything to do with the perpetuation of youthful conditions. the more work we do. There is not a single cell in our body that can possibly become old. the unreality. the cells of those parts of it that are most active being renewed most often.
Hard. They don’t agree. Pessimism is one of the worst enemies of youth. or more years old. sixty. they are natural enemies. no matter what expedients you may resort to enable you to erase 239 . Brightness. Pessimists do not progress. to form thought habits which will harmonize with this law of rejuvenationperpetual renewal. and the great thing is. and diseased side of things. the age impress appears upon the cells. cheerfulness. according to the thought. therefore. produce the appearance of age and hasten its coming. It is marvelous how quickly old thoughts can make new cells appear old. and fear thoughts. If the thought is old. In other words the processes that result in age cannot possibly operate except through the mind. You cannot remain young. introducing foreign substances and causing reaction which injurious to the integrity of the cells. they goes backward. The result is that two-year-old cells are made to look fifty. Putting old thoughts into a new set of cells is like putting new wine into old bottles. selfish.thought produces a chemical change in the cells. Everything that is abnormal tends to produce old-age conditions. and this retrogression is fatal to youthful conditions. worry. and the billions of cells composing the body are instantly affected by every thought that passes through the brain. All discordant and antagonistic thought materially interferes with the laws of reconstruction and self renewal going on in the body. the impression upon the cells is youthful. hopefulness characterize youth. The impression of age is thus made upon new cells. discordant. This impression is the thought. Pessimists age prematurely because their minds dwell upon the black. and vicious habits of all kinds. If the spirit of youth dominates the thought. do not face toward youth.
according to the pattern in the mind. If the ideal of continual youth. old thoughts -. or a sense of well being. Many wealthy people do not really enjoy their possessions because of that awful consciousness that they may at any moment be forced to leave everything. good or bad. we instinctively despise and think less of ourselves for practicing it. With many people. As long as you think old. and manifested in that person's expression and appearance. changing the life ideal. grasping.canned. but for it.-justice and fairness. harmony. We protest against it. of a body in a 240 . nothing in the world can keep you from growing old. stereotyped thoughts -. because it does not harmonize with the fundamental principle of our being. It does not tend to produce health. Discordant thought of every kind tends to shorten life.are injurious to growth. envious thoughts. and anything that stops growth helps the aging processes.the marks of age. if you worry and indulge in excessive passion. and happiness spells youthfulness. New thoughts create new life. so that every suggestion that comes into the mind from any source is registered in the cell life. etched in the character. hard. As long as you harbor these enemies of youth. Selfishness is an enemy of happiness because it violates the very fundamental principle of our being. We are so constituted that we must be good to be happy. old age is a perpetual horror. The mental processes produce all sorts of things. which. Whatever thought dominates the mind at any time is constantly modifying. you cannot remain in youthful condition. Selfishness is abnormal and tends to harden and dry up the brain and nerve cells. which destroys comfort and happiness and makes life a tragedy. might have been a perpetual joy.
There is a power of health latent in every cell of the body that would always keep the cell in harmony and preserve its integrity if the thought were right. in your work. comparatively. All of the body follows the dominating thought. mental 241 . motive and feeling. Constantly say to yourself. and it would if we did not make it look old by stamping old age upon it. Yet it is just as easy to form the youthful-thought habit as the oldage-thought habit. it should always look young. but we know from experience that the oldage conviction can make these youthful cells look very old.state of perpetual rejuvenation. more than two years old. in your thought. The effect of the mind on the body is always absolutely scientific. Nothing in the world can counteract this hardening. dominates the mind. if the oldest of these cells are. We seem very adept in putting the old-age stamp upon new tissue cells. and takes on its expression. too serious thoughts. If you would keep young. “If nature makes me a new body every few months. Hard thoughts. fretting. cannot possibly help projecting this condition in their bodies. it neutralizes the aging processes. selfrenewal. aging. This latent power of health in the cell can be so developed by right thinking and living as to retard very materially the aging processes. you must learn the secret of self-rejuvenation. victims of fear. if the billions of tissue cells are being perpetually renewed. so that the opposite ideas dominate. if ever. If the body is always young. It follows an inexorable law. As long as the mind faces the sun of life it will cast no shadow before it. ossifying process but a complete reversal of the thought. perhaps. why should they appear to be sixty or seventy-five?” A two-year-old cell cannot look like a seventy-year-old cell of its own accord. One of the most effective means of developing it is to keep cheerful and optimistic. people who are constantly worrying. For example. rarely.
confusion. excitement. anxieties. move. worry. to be young. Constantly affirm. re-creation. They do not seem to get tired or weary of their tasks. my life comes new every moment from the Infinite Source of life. if you fell yourself aging. because their minds are constantly refreshing themselves. Without realizing it. We are all conscious that there is something in us which is never sick and which never dies. unless we feel young.” Not only affirm this mentally. that you will feel the thrill of youthful renewal through your entire system. 242 . Make this picture of perpetual renewal. Never allow yourself to think of yourself as growing old. all tend to shorten life. self-renewers. It is impossible to appear youthful. Their old-age thought is stamping itself upon the new cells only a few months old. sixty. There is a wonderful healing influence in holding the consciousness of this great truth. we must keep the picture of youth in all its beauty and glory impressed upon the mind. and have my being in Him who is the Source of all my life. something which connects us with the Divine. the indulgence of explosive passions. You will find a wonderful rejuvenating power in the cultivation of faith in the immortal Principle of health in every atom of your being. To keep from aging. or seventy years old. Some people are so constituted that they perpetually renew themselves. most people are using the old-age thought as a chisel to cut a little deeper the wrinkles. I am new every morning and fresh every evening because I live. jealousy. but verbally when you can. “I am young because I am perpetually being renewed. so vivid. fifty. They are self-lubricators. constant refreshment. so that they very soon look to be forty.
if you walk. Every time you think of yourself make a vivid mental picture of your ideal self as the very picture of youth. If we do not enjoy life. Hold this perpetual-renewal picture in your mind. what you are convinced of. face. vigor. It is ideal that one keeps young. Cling to the thought that the truth of your being can never age. The spirit cannot grow old while one is constantly aspiring to something better. because it is Divine Principle. and act like an old person. If you think you are aging. you will keep the body young. the old-age conviction will become in operative. decrepitude. and body generally. If you can only feel your whole body being perpetually made over. if we do not feel that it is a delight to be alive. we do not think of wholeness. The new youth-thought habit will drive out the old-age-thought habit. Live in the ideal. and the aging processes cannot get a hold of you. Remember that it is what you feel. and the old-age thought. fresh. constantly renewed. the frequent dwelling upon the lofty themes and high purposes-all are powerful preservatives of youth.Under no circumstances allow the old-age thought and suggestion to remain in the mind. Employment which develops the higher self. manner. Picture the cells of the body being constantly made over. When we think of age. dress. of health and vigor. Feel 243 . nobler. higher. It is senility of the soul that makes people old. The living of life should be a perpetual joy. if we do not look upon our work as a grand privilege. we think of weakness. these conditions will be reflected in your expression. There is a tremendous youth-retaining power in holding high ideals and lofty sentiments. Think health. we shall age prematurely. Youth and joy are synonymous. talk. imperfection. that will be reflected in your body. Live always in a happy mental attitude.
purest mind that lives longest. and picturing beautiful things in our imagination. Harmony. to see the best in everybody. known. The contemplation of the eternal verities enriches the ideals and freshens life because it destroys fear. Other things being equal. There is no remedy for old-age conditions so powerful as love -. 244 . Form the most perfect picture of physical manhood or womanhood that is possible to the human mind. and worry by adding assurance and certainty to life. Perpetual rejuvenation is possible only by right thinking.that which God meant him or her to be -. but also yourself. Let us put beauty into our lives by thinking beautiful thoughts. we find lies in ourselves. weak. the finest sensibilities --the most exquisite qualities in humankind. love for others. The secret is in our own mentality. it is the cleanest. Try to find and live in the soul of things. This habit of refusing to see anything but the ideal will not only be a wonderful help to others. Refuse to see deformity or weakness anywhere.the spirit of youth and hope surging through your body. All discord. We look as old as we think and feel because it is thought and feeling that change our appearance. and serenity are absolutely necessary to perpetuate youthful conditions. The elixir of youth that all chemists sought so long in chemicals. Love awakens the noblest sentiments. peace. It is the most powerful life-renewer. and re-creator. uncertainty. all unbalanced mental operations. refresher. and ignorant creature which vice and wrong living may have made. and love for everything.love for our work. hold in your mind the ideal of that person -.not the deformed. building beautiful ideals. When you think of a person. tend to produce aging conditions. but hold persistently your highest ideals.
or even after sixty or seventy. We ought to do our best work after fifty. the average limit of life centuries ago. and all analogy in the animal kingdom. made the threescore years. fear. a longing to remain young. People who are very useful. the mind will constantly increase in vigor and power.Old-age conditions can only exist in cells that have become deteriorated and hardened by wrong thinking and vicious living. all point to the fact that we were not only intended for a much longer life. Increasing wisdom and power ought to be the only sign of our long continuance on this earth. growing vigorously. and the brain cells are not ruined by too serious a life. We can form the habit of staying young just as well as the habit of growing old. or disease. 245 . who are doing their work grandly. is no reason why we. Unrestrained passion or fits of temper burn out the cells very rapidly. our ignorance of true living. retain their youthful appearance. The fact that our sins. and if the brain is kept active. with the possible addition of ten more. they will obey the command. by worry. An all-wise and benevolent Creator could not make us with such a great yearning for long life. and young. selfishness. fresh. The very fact of this universal protest in all human beings against the enormous disproportion between the magnitude of our mission upon earth and the shortness of the time and the meagerness of the opportunities for carrying it out. the universal yearning for longevity. If we are convinced that the life processes can perpetuate youth instead of age. without any possibility of realizing it. but also for a much greater freedom from the present old-age weaknesses and handicaps. in this emancipating age should narrow ourselves to this limit.
crippled. everlasting growth. everything moves forward to one eternal divine purpose. eternally upward. for your thoughts and convictions will very soon manifest themselves in a 246 . and useless after a comparatively few years. A dwarfed.the idea that pushes out a new one every time we pluck the one that fades. it is contrary to the very nature of Deity. His image does not deteriorate or go backward. Never for a moment allow yourself to think that you are too old to do this or that. The rose that fades is not the real rose. crippled helplessness! There is nothing of God in this picture. A decrepit. but moves forever onward. The time will come when people will look upon old age as an unreality. helpless old man or woman is a burlesque of the human being God made. a mere phantom of the real person. and greater power. The real rose is the ideal -. “Onward and upward” is written upon every atom in the universe. weak. There is no going backward in His plans. The Creator never made anything for retrogression. Instead. fuller life. a negative. that the reality of them is divine. Progress. perpetual enlargement and growth are our lot. useless person was never in the Creator’s plan. they would lose all sense of fear and worry. If human beings could only grasp this idea. Retrogression is contrary to all principle and law. and then retrogression. Imagine the Creator fashioning humans in His own likeness for only a few years of activity and growth. all enemies of their progress and happiness would slink away. Whatever the Deity makes bears the stamp of perpetual progress. more complete. and that divinity does not go backward or grow old. and the aging processes would cease. all the indications are toward progress into a larger.There is not the slightest indication in the marvelous mechanism of humankind that we were intended to become weak.
love you work and continue doing it. and of George Burns. There is nothing better established than the philosophy that we are what we think. unhappy days. or left behind by younger competitors? If you would "be young when old. it will be very difficult for age to trace its furrows on your brow. but just my body. or failing. and that we become like our thoughts. they are amulets against wrinkles. who continued to perform until he died at the age of 100. Don't lay it down at fifty because you think your powers are on the wane. Remember the days of only rich experiences. Take a vacation whenever you require it. the veteran reformer. never fatigued. Don't let go of love. busy. the body will keep fresh and vigorous many years longer than it will if 247 .' Never mind the dark or shadowed hours. If you would live long. charitable sentiments toward all. as vigorous and full of enthusiasm in her eighty-third year as she was half a century earlier."I record none but the hours of sunshine. I am never bored. and one's spirit is ever. I spend my life absorbed in it. or love of romance. Anthony. How can one have lines of age and weariness or discontent when one is happy. or that you need a rest. and filled with helpful. "I cannot grow old." adopt the sundial's motto. Forget the unpleasant. and meet all difficulties with a cheerful face. but don't give up your work. "long livers are great hopers. Who thinks of these splendid workers as old. "Because I love my art. ever young? When I am tired it is not my soul." If you keep your hope bright in spite of discouragements." Think of Susan B." says a noted actress. If the mind is constantly bathed in love. there is youth in it. It is said. There is life.wrinkled face and a prematurely old expression. There is longevity in cheerfulness. let the others drop into oblivion.
truth. grating.even if we are on the merry side of thirty. A pure heart. They are: sympathy. a corresponding waste of energy and vitality. stagnation. Our natures are framed upon principles of justice. They must avoid worry. progress. tends to improve his health condition. and tolerance. healthy. A high ideal. which each of us may find in ourselves. But the greatest conqueror of age is a cheerful. which are invulnerable. But. honesty. malice. beauty. generous mind. Avoid the three deadly symptoms of old age: selfishness.the heart is dried up and emptied of human sympathy by greedy life. trace wrinkles on the brow. and jealously. all the small meanness that cause bitterness in the heart. Aspiration is a perpetual tonic. If we find them in ourselves. whatever tends to make one look up and struggle up. The heart that is kept warm by love is never frozen by age or chilled by prejudice. we may know we are growing old -. and tolerance are forever young. of course. backed by a determination not to let the years count. we shall die young if we live to be a hundred. Discord. and whenever we violate any of these principles in act or thought. and intolerance. loving spirit. a sound body. a noble aim. there is discord within. fear. a lofty purpose. The men or women who have these divine qualities of sympathy. or anxious thought. We suffer when we are 248 . and jarring whittle life away very quickly. envy. it stimulates all the faculties. if we use them. constitute a fountain of youth. happily. We age rapidly because we do keep our mental instruments in tune. and physical and mental deterioration. progress. and a broad. The soul that aspires. and. hopeful. People who would conquer the years must have charity for all. other things being equal. and dim the eye. we have three defenses. has the longest life.
Poise. until the spirit becomes aged. the body must correspond. a thought of usefulness and helpfulness. think youth. express it from every pore of your being! Persistently shut the doors to all the enemies of youth. and robustness are impossible to those who labor under the conviction that they are on the decline. and rejuvenate the body. we shall not age prematurely in appearance. in beauty and grace. This habitual thought will manifest itself on the body in harmony. 249 .discordant because we have violated the fundamental law of divine harmony. In A Nutshell Perfect health. feel it. all aging thoughts. and declare that the truth of our being. If we dwell upon the eternal youth principle. Old age begins in the mind. is a friend of youth and tends to refresh. vigor. The face cannot betray the years until the mind has given consent. disagreeable incidents. One’s conviction places the limits. The mind makes its own dead line. Forget unpleasant experiences. The elixir of youth lies in the mind or nowhere. By harmonious thinking you made retain your youthfulness and increase your longevity enormously. You are as young as your spirit. If it is a youthful thought. The mind is the sculptor. renew. Think life. live it. cannot age. We are not old until the interest of life is gone out of us. that they are going downhill physically. If it is an old-age thought. live it. instead of in wrinkles and other marks of old age. that their powers are gradually lessening through age. until our heart becomes old and unresponsive: as long as we touch life at many points we can not grow old in spirit. the divinity of us. mental serenity. old age must follow. Thought leads. a perennial young-life thought.
perpetual advancement and betterment. If we do not enjoy life. Keep growing or die! The living of life should be a perpetual joy. Constantly affirm.” Never for a moment allow yourself to think that you are too old to do this or that. we shall age prematurely. all tend to shorten life. selfrenewal. if you fell yourself aging. the cells of those parts of it that are most active being renewed most often. and have my being in Him who is the Source of all my life. move. The Creator intended me for continual growth. Youth and joy are synonymous. If you would keep young. the body is constantly being made new through cell renewal. and I am not going to allow myself to be cheated out of my bright right of perennial youth. There is not a single cell in our body that can possibly become old. mental confusion. always young. I cannot grow old except by producing the old-age conditions through my thought. keep interested in everything about you. for your thoughts and convictions will very soon manifest themselves in a 250 . It must follow that the ageproducing process is largely artificial and unnatural. jealousy. if we do not look upon our work as a grand privilege. “I am young because I am perpetually being renewed. I am new every morning and fresh every evening because I live. in your work.Remember it is the stale mind. Never allow yourself to think of yourself as growing old. if we do not feel that it is a delight to be alive. too serious thoughts.” Nature has bestowed upon us perpetual youth. excitement. Constantly affirm: “I am always well. worry. the indulgence of explosive passions. Keep growing. my life comes new every moment from the Infinite Source of life. anxieties. you must learn the secret of self-rejuvenation. in your thought. the power of perpetual renewal. the stale mentality that ages the body. Hard thoughts.
They must avoid worry. A pure heart. constitute a fountain of youth that each of us must find in ourselves. The men or women who have these divine qualities of sympathy. generous mind. trace wrinkles on the brow. and a broad. progress. all the small meanness that cause bitterness in the heart. backed by a determination not to let the years count. But the greatest conqueror of age is a cheerful. 251 . and tolerance. if we use them. and dim the eye. loving spirit. progress. healthy. we shall die young if we live to be a hundred.wrinkled face and a prematurely old expression. envy. We have three defenses. and that we become like our thoughts. a sound body. and jealously. They are: sympathy. which are invulnerable. There is nothing better established than the philosophy that we are what we think. and tolerance are forever young. malice. People who would conquer the years must have charity for all. hopeful.
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