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Maximize Your Potential....for a More Spiritual Life

Maximize Your Potential....for a More Spiritual Life

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Spirit is the presence of God within each human being. You have capable of maximizing your spirituality and through it obtain tranquility, beauty, love, peace, joy and all God’s blessings. Dr. Murphy shows in this book how prayer and meditation can program the subconscious mind to channel Divine power to bring peace and harmony into your life.

Among the subjects discussed are:
• Your Twelve Powers
• The Fourth Way to Pray
• The Two Lives of Men and Women
• The Great Secret of the Ages
• The Spiritual Meaning of Marriage and Divorce
• Emerson on Spirituality
• Science and Religion
• What the Will of God Really Means
• The Secret of “I Am That I Am”
• The Magic of Faith
• Getting Results from Prayer
• Prayer Therapy
• Every End is a Beginning – Life After Death

Spirit is the presence of God within each human being. You have capable of maximizing your spirituality and through it obtain tranquility, beauty, love, peace, joy and all God’s blessings. Dr. Murphy shows in this book how prayer and meditation can program the subconscious mind to channel Divine power to bring peace and harmony into your life.

Among the subjects discussed are:
• Your Twelve Powers
• The Fourth Way to Pray
• The Two Lives of Men and Women
• The Great Secret of the Ages
• The Spiritual Meaning of Marriage and Divorce
• Emerson on Spirituality
• Science and Religion
• What the Will of God Really Means
• The Secret of “I Am That I Am”
• The Magic of Faith
• Getting Results from Prayer
• Prayer Therapy
• Every End is a Beginning – Life After Death

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  • Chapter 1 – The Secret of “I AM THAT I AM”
  • Chapter 2 – The Great Secret of the Ages
  • Chapter 3 – What the Will of God Really Means
  • Chapter 4 – The Fourth Way to Pray
  • Chapter 5 – Science and Religion
  • Chapter 6 – Every End is a Beginning: Life After Death
  • Chapter 7 – The Two Lives You Live
  • Chapter 8 – The Spiritual Meaning of Marriage and Divorce
  • Chapter 9 – Mental and Spiritual Laws In the Light of Emerson (Part
  • Chapter 10 - Mental and Spiritual Laws in the Light of Emerson (Part

MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL THROUGH THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND FOR A MORE SPIRITUAL LIFE

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 a More Spiritual Life By Joseph Murphy, DD, Ph.D. Edited and Updated for the 21st Century By Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D. Copyright 2005 The James A. Boyer Revocable Trust.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Series Preface Ch. 1 Ch. 2 Ch. 3 Ch. 4 Ch. 5 Ch. 6 Ch. 7 Ch. 8 Ch. 9 Ch. 10 The Secret of “I AM THAT I AM” The Great Secret of the Ages What the Will of God Really Means The Fourth Way to Pray Science and Religion Every End is a Beginning Life After Death The Two Lives of Men and Women The Spiritual Meaning of Marriage And Divorce Mental and Spiritual Laws in the Light of Emerson (I) Mental an Spiritual Laws in the Light of Emerson (II)

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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 become more spiritual. 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 Your Subconscious 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

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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

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brought about by ourselves and not by another. They can only be altered by ourselves, never by another. All our happiness and suffering are evolved from within. As we think, so we are; as we continue to think, so we remain. The only way we can rise, conquer and achieve is by lifting up our thoughts. The only reason we may remain weak, abject and miserable is to refuse to lift up our thoughts. All achievements, whether in the business, intellectual or spiritual world are the result of definitely directed thought, are governed by the same law and are of the same method; the only difference lies in the object of attainment. Those who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; those who would achieve must sacrifice much; those who would attain a great deal must sacrifice a great deal. New Thought means a new life: a way of living that is healthier, happier, and more fulfilling in every possible manner and expression. The "New Life" is predicated on age-old, universal laws of mind, and the way of infinite spirituality within the heart and mind of everyone. Actually, there is nothing new in New Thought, for it is as old and timehonored as humankind. It is new to us when we discover the truths of life that set us free from lack, limitation, and unhappiness. At that moment, New Thought becomes a reoccurring, expanding awareness of the creative power within, of mind-principle, and of our divine potential to be, to do, and to express more of our individual and natural abilities, aptitudes, and talents. Central to mind-principle is that new thoughts, ideas, attitudes, and beliefs create new conditions:" According to our beliefs is it done unto us." - Good, bad, indifferent. The essence of New Thought consists of the continuing renewing of our mind, that we may prove what is good, and acceptable, and the perfect will of God.

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and when." The very word "conformed" suggests our present environment has form. The renewing of our mind constitutes the entire purpose and practice of New Thought. which inspires and enables us to enter into "life more abundant.to have a higher vision of life. The truths of New Thought are practical. he or she chooses. generally. outmoded beliefs. and to accept new ideas and concepts . should not. improprieties. Real New Thought establishes and realized an entirely new attitude. there can be no change. The world accepts and believes.that which is visible and apparent to our own senses. or to be transformed." We have within us limitless power to choose. ideas. and honesty. and we do not. and edicts of others.that the usual reaction and tendency is to drift into a state of acquiescence and quiet acceptance of the present.if. and within the realm of accomplishment of everyone -. and inequalities. and new consciousness. We may. willing to change and to relinquish old. or a healing presence within.To prove is to know surely. we do find ourselves involved in them at times. This is 4 . To be conformed is to live according to that which already has taken or has been given form . to decide. daily renewal. and do our best to resolve them with integrity and the intelligence which we posses now. All that is required is an open mind and a willing heart: open to hearing old truth presented in a new and different way. and to have trustworthy knowledge and experience of. and our complete freedom to do so -. easy to demonstrate. opinions. All around us there are injustices. that our environment is the cause of our present condition and circumstance-. and we should face them with courage. deny its existence. Without this on-going.to be conformed. beliefs. To be conformed is to live and to be governed "by the fleeting and unstable fashions and conditions of the moment.

" Anyone who is open and willing to accept the responsibility has begun the transformation . and imagination -. the pull of the oceans and tides. was a firm believer in personal responsibility. True. and acknowledgement of our responsibility in life -. Charles Fill. because it is self-imposed. there are some things we cannot change: the movement of planets.is directed toward our goals and aspirations. New Thought insists on the renewal of the mind.the renewal of the mind that enables us to participate in our transformed life. "from lack to abundance. The outer environment." (Which is qualitatively better and more fulfilling). illness to vibrant health" -. co-founder of Unity School of Christianity. the change in seasons.worse. and the apparent rising and setting of the sun. One of the most active and effective of New Thought teachers.by choice and by decision and by the lack of knowledge of the functioning of our wonderful and primary faculty – the creative power of the mind. In his book. "To transform" is: "To change from one condition or state to another. and to the past -. limitation to fullness. surroundings. Neither can we change the minds and thoughts of another person .but we can change ourselves. manifested state. and without equivocation). and the recognition.our ability to respond to the truths we now know. imagination. Who can prevent or inhibit the movement of your mind. The outer environment is always in correspondence to our consciousness.conformity of the worst kind: the consciousness of defeatism -. he wrote (simple. and attention."Our consciousness is our real environment. the healing presence will remain within. It is giving all power. The Revealing Word. and granted. loneliness to companionship. and your will? Only you can give 5 .through this indwelling wisdom and power. to the outer.

You can be transformed by the renewing of your mind. body. unhappiness. spiritual power given fully to every one of us. We should know what we're doing. your body.that power to another. Claim beauty. and the material. and intangible. and ideas accepted by you are impressed in your deeper. opinions.the invisible. Your mind is a recording machine. and align yourself with the infinite spirit within. it heals the wounds of heartbreak and emotional pain.in order to bring it into our environment. To achieve this we must seek ways to change our minds -. Theoretical knowledge is good and necessary. subconscious mind. love. peace. This. transforming your mind. discord. We all desire. In addition. renewal and transformation will occur. But it is the way of the world. wisdom. filling our mind and heart. contemplate divine peace. " This is the key to a new life. and the infinite will respond accordingly. disharmony. and require. As a result. actual transformation depends entirely on stirring up the gifts within -. and all the beliefs. it violates all sense of reason. You can begin now to fill your mind with noble and God-like patterns of thoughts. But you can change your mind. "First say. following as a natural result." To contemplate lack of peace. and absorb into our mentality those qualities that we desire to experience and to express. and why. impressions.to repent -. our entire being.the greatest gift-. It makes little or no sense. It is desirable and necessary to transform our lives by ceasing to conform to 6 . and circumstances. and only this. think upon. Your thought is the medium between your spirit. The transformation begins as we meditate. However. peace of mind -. creative ideas. and expect peace to manifest is to expect the apple seed to grow into a pear.where necessary. ultimately break up and dissolve the very real claims and bondage of past unhappiness and distress. Mentally. and emotionally. peace be unto this house.

means "above. Meta. Considered by some to have been his greatest writing -. the science of pure being. Biblically. Aristotle first used it. or figure. shapeless." This is expressed in a beautiful.is the spirit of the mind.and as in nature (physical laws). any power can be used two 7 . form.to begin to determine the cause behind the physical event .the mind. thought. or deciding. truth. timeless. complete.his 13th Volume was simply entitled. Emerson wrote: "We are what we think all day long.and man-made doctrine. whole. mind. fixed in the hearts of all men (and women). beauty. organized movement." In other words and most simply stated: Spirit."above or beyond the physical:" the world of form. dogma. whatever we wish for another.can it not be defined? How can it be defined? "To define it is to limit it. and goodwill. perfect. I AM indivisible.to enter the inner realm of the metaphysical. "They that worship God worship the spirit. Metaphysics. truth. the spirit of God is good." We must believe and accept that whatever we imagine and feel to be true will come to pass. moving through us. or truth.the world's way of choosing. according to the events already formed and manifested . and ritual . then." Meta. absolutely one. spirit .without face. I AM the silent brooding presence. it is actually God in us. real New Thought. means "above or beyond physics" .is above that. ageless . love. life. we are wishing for ourselves. or beyond". meta. energy. God. old meditation: "Ever the same in my innermost being: eternal." When we have the spirit of goodness. Metaphysics. and meta is the expression of creative presence and power -. The word metaphysical has become a synonym for the modern. Behind all things is meta-. The dictionary definition is: "beyond natural science.

he understood the mind and employed it to lift up. I AM all these things. One can be a Jew. Buddhist. and evil. When the Mahatma Gandhi (the "great-souled" one) was asked what his religion was. Just as they investigate the mind or causation from which the visible is formed. their belief is metaphysical. or derived from.concerned not with the effect.. prayer groups. Metaphysics approaches spiritual ideas as scientists approach the world of form. or a cause is changed. and create darkness. then. I heal. or the result. scientists. inspire." The phrase "New Thought" has become a popular. Christian. and learn and accept a new thought or an entire concept. and philosophers who claim no creed. we punish ourselves by misuse of the mind.ways.. Metaphysics. is that it is not confined to any one particular creed. the Lord. the effect is changed. or the result. I. There are poets. and presence. Muslim.I wound. electricity can provide power that makes life easier or more deadly.. For example water can clean us or drown us. but rather with that which is causing the effect. but it is universal. a Buddhist. is the study of causation .. and yet still be a metaphysician. Comprised of a very large number of churches.. a Jew. The Bible says: "I form the light. and heal others. in my opinion. do all these things . and 8 . Jesus was a master metaphysician . I bless. We also are blessed (benefited) when we comprehend this fundamental principle. I curse. a Hindu. centers. "I am a Christian." No angry deity is punishing us. he replied.. If a mind is changed. generalized term... The strength and beauty of metaphysics. I make peace. which is now manifest.

the emphasis is toward the individual. and in truth. there is nothing new in New Thought. and usually considered to have begun with Phineus P. Although Quimby had very little formal education. He eventually became a wonderful student of the Bible. in New Thought. It reveals our purpose to express God. and was a very original thinker. "I AM come to bring you life and that more abundantly.That we are loved and have spiritual value as necessary parts of the Creative Holy (whole) One. But. he concluded that it was not the hypnotism itself. or value. he was a prolific writer and diarist. of every individual.ever patiently waiting our discovery and revelation. Metaphysics enables and assists us to return to our Divine Source. and ever will be available to all ." It reveals our identity: "Children of the infinite" . unfriendly desert wasteland. as we said. Records have been published detailing the development of his findings.institutions this has become a metaphysical movement which reveals the oneness or unity of humankind with infinite life. Quimby wrote about his work in 1837. He duplicated two-thirds of the Old and New Testament healings. is now. Many thousands have been introduced to New Thought through one or another of its advocates. he had a brilliant. He found that there was much confusion about 9 . and the greater measures of the Good. Its formation was gradual. and ends the sense of separation and feeling of alienation. investigative mind. Metaphysics actually is the oldest of all religious approaches. rather than an organizational body or function. After experimenting with mesmerism for a period of years. Metaphysics has always been. Quimby. In a fascinating article in New Thought Magazine. In fact. of wandering in a barren. but the conditioning of the subconscious mind that led to the resulting changes. In addition to this. the innate dignity and worth.

and we needn't make these mistakes again. rituals." because these men and women were truly spirits in rebellion to existing dogmatism.your new dimension of consciousness. all is blessed. of the University of Chicago. Never will we experience a point where there can be nothing more to be discovered. ministers. Braden became no longer content with status quo. and refused any longer to conform. and with what they consider failures. and become stronger and surer. boundless. confidence. perfection. we then realize that in the absolute. and lecturers contributed to the New Thought movement. that is see spiritually. we discover that there have been periods of learning. "manifestation."In patience. Braden. he commented that Heaven was noted as being "awareness. When we see. We can learn a bit today. Dr. called these people "Spirits in Rebellion.eternity. 10 . Rebelling at inconsistencies caused the fear of religion. Looking back. wisdom." In Dr. faith. Identify with these truths. Pray Your Way Through It: The Revelation. though. Dr. Your new heaven is your new point of view . All through the twentieth century so many inspired teachers." and Earth. boundless love. possess ye your soul. Chas E. and eternal.a gradual. Progress may seem ever so slow . New thought is an individual practice of the truths of life . harmony. calm the sea of fear. absolute peace. authors. Murphy’s book. It is infinite. and creeds. and even more tomorrow. containing process. We have all the time we need -. Many are impatient with themselves.the true meaning of many biblical passages that caused misunderstanding and misinterpretation of Jesus Christ in the Bible.

This book and the others in this series consist of a compilation of lectures. literal interpretation of the life-transforming truths offered in it. continued his ministry after his death in 1981. Dr. As Dr. or Hindu belief. I want to help others at every stage or level of consciousness to learn of the wonders within. Protestant. the mind of a successful executive. Murphy discussed the techniques of maximizing your potential through the power of the subconscious mind. the messages conveyed by them are universal and are preached in most religions and philosophies. He often reiterated that the essence of knowledge is in the law of life. the heart of the poet. Murphy was a Protestant minister. she reiterated his philosophy: “I want to teach men and women of their Divine Origin. many of his examples and citations come from the Bible. the law of belief. and the powers regnant within them. 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. possessed by the intellect of a scholar. sermons and radio addresses in which Dr.” She said of her husband: “He was a practical mystic. This is the message of the Bible and nine-tenths of our confusion today is due to wrongful.In the books in this series.” His wife. Indeed. The concepts these citations illustrate should not be viewed as sectarian. It is not Catholic. ‘I want to reach the majority. “Do unto others accordingly. Jean Murphy. His 11 . the man on the street. It is pure and simple belief. the woman overburdened with duty and suppression of her talents and abilities. . I want to inform that this power is within and that they are their own saviors and capable of achieving their own salvation. quoting her late husband. Muslim. In a lecture she gave in 1986. Dr.

form. companionship and security. it proceeds to put it into effect immediately. if ill. circumstance. You give the command and your subconscious mind will faithfully obey it.no feeling. Desire for health. no action. lonely. It is all right to desire. events of life. desire for wealth wells up from within. It is health and wholesome to desire to become more and better than we were yesterday. impressions are made in the brain cells. For example. We must believe we can improve our lives. desire for companionship. How could these be wrong? Desire is behind all progress.message summed up was: “You are the king. Murphy was a firm believer that it was God’s plan for people to be healthy. We have the power within us to change negative beliefs to positive ones and thereby change our lives for the better. He countered those theologians and others who claimed desire was evil and urged people to crush out all desire. sooner or later takes form and is expressed or experienced as fact. prosperous and happy. Unless countermanded by belief of an opposite nature. desire for health. It 12 . Without desire nothing would be accomplished. condition. abundance. It is the creative power and must be channeled constructively. . A belief –whether it is true. He preached that desire is a gift of God. if poor.” Dr. He said that extinction of desire means apathy -. Psychologists and psychiatrists point out that when thoughts are conveyed to your subconscious mind. You will get a reaction or response from your subconscious mind according to the nature of the thought you hold in your conscious mind. As soon as your subconscious accepts any idea. the ruler of your world for you are one with God. false or merely indifferent—sustained over a period of time becomes assimilated and is incorporated into our mentality. for love.

Murphy’s lectures have been combined. the remedy is to recognize the omnipotence of your subconscious mind and decree freedom.works by association of ideas and uses every bit of knowledge that you have gathered in your lifetime to bring about its purpose. energy and wisdom within you. The books in this series are: • • • • Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind To Create Wealth and Success Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind To Develop Self Confidence and Self Esteem Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind For Health and Vitality Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind To Overcome Fear and Worry 13 . This is very favorable for you if your habitual thoughts are harmonious. worry. being creative and one with your divine source. but at other times it may take days. we have incorporated material from some of Dr. Now for the first time Dr. peaceful and constructive. weeks or longer. Murphy’s original lectures. Sometimes it seems to bring about an immediate solution to your difficulties. To enhance and augment Dr. edited and updated in six new books that bring his teachings into the 21st Century. It lines up all the laws of nature to get its way. will proceed to create the freedom and happiness that you have earnestly decreed. perfect health and prosperity. Jean Murphy’s lectures and have added examples of people whose success reflects Dr. and other destructive forms of thinking. On the other hand. Murphy’s philosophy. if you have indulged in fear. Your subconscious mind. It draws on the infinite power. happiness. The habitual thinking of your conscious mind establishes deep grooves in your subconscious mind.

a lack of poise. When we know that nothing can cheat us out of our birthright.D. Editor September 2005 Preface A happy. integrate them into your mentality and apply them as an integral part of your approach to every aspect of your life. you must study these principles. that nothing can mar our real achievement. We must be rooted in the truth of being. can separate us from our union with that great power. that no accident on land or sea. symmetrical mind. Once having this security. successful life must flow from a well-balanced. when we know that nothing can wrench us out of our orbit. A sense of uncertainty. There is a sense of certainty. and feel an unwavering faith that we are a part of the great Mind that creates and governs all things. To truly maximize your potential. and all the faculties work in harmony. take them to heart. Pell. fear departs.• • Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind For an Enriched Life Maximize Your Potential Through The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind For a More Spiritual Life Just reading these books will not improve your life. or uneasiness. that every right step must lead to ultimate 14 . of equilibrium in the life dooms one to unhappiness. the providing and sustaining power. no disease or discord. Arthur R. which has a sense of absolute security and unquestioned faith in the Great Creator. of absolute security. contented. uncertainty and anxiety leaves us. Ph.

triumph. you are spiritual. No matter what religion one professes. This has changed and continues to change in the 21st century. so long as you seek inspiration and guidance from God. attending religious services and praying in churches. More and more people are finding spirituality outside of traditional religion than ever before. The Church of Divine Science. that nothing 15 . It is not necessary to be a member of any organized religion to be spiritual. As a Christianbased religion. mosques. that every germ of goodness.” and only 64 percent as “religious. Can you be a spiritual person and not be a religious person? For centuries spirituality has been closely allied to religion. So long as you believe in a higher power. will ultimately struggle into flower and fruitage. Dr. Joseph Murphy was a firm believer in the spirituality of humankind. that every right act. Dr. the belief that there is a higher power that has created us and still guides us is essential to a well-integrated life. It encouraged people to seek God in their own way. synagogues and other places of worship. His church. did not demand that its congregants follow rigid dogma.” We can define “spirituality” as the impulse to seek communion with the Divine. but gained added insight from many other sources. you are leading a spiritual life. but did not limit its teachings to Biblical text. Murphy preaches that all humankind is inspired by God. it found that 79 percent of Americans described themselves as “spiritual. The feeling that we are in touch with the power which made and upholds the universe. it drew on the Bible for inspiration and guidance. In a Newsday/Beliefnet poll made in the summer of 2005. One found spirituality in observing religious practices. Once you accept this and truly believe this. we can serenely accomplish the highest that lies in our power.

We see Him in every living creature. refreshed and rejuvenated. We have a new conception of God. "God. we feel that we have been in touch with the divinity that created us. that we have been created anew." God is now so apparent to many of us. we long to get back to God’s divine presence. One day when Emerson was out in the open. because God is the reality. We are beginning to see God with our natural eyes. stern. of love. gazing intently upon the different objects of nature. a friend overheard him say. is but an expression of Him. that we literally live. That is true spirituality.can wrench us from this divine presence. that we have passed the borderland of sense and have come into the presence of an infinite power. 16 . the soul. God. Murphy wants us to realize that we can no longer think of God as our forefathers did -.the hard. of every created thing. which brings Him down out of the clouds into our everyday life. We know today there is no far-off God. move and have our being in Him. a living reality. gives us a sense of security and peace. all is God. partial. and every manifestation of kindness. When we are tired and weary and sad. of good in any form. no absentee God. We know that a molecule of matter without God in it is unimaginable. in every electron of the universe. We know that all beauty. We know that we are a vital part of Him. of helpfulness. We know that He is in every atom. in every created thing. When we awaken in the morning. Dr. to quench our thirst at the great fountain-head of life. unknown God of the past. We have learned to find Him in everything and everywhere. to be made over. that there is nothing else in the universe half so real as His living presence. and infinite life. all truth. we are beginning to see Him in all His infinitude of expressions in everything that exists.

We know that we breathe in God at every breath. vitalizing force of the universe. that He is the great creative. that we are all brothers and sisters. that we from the Great Power which created all and sustains all life. As Dr. 17 . Murphy repeats so often in his writings: "If God is for me. all being. the larger. every instant that our hearts could not beat once. The new idea of God shows us that He could no more be separated from His creations than the sunbeams could be separated from the sun. fuller life. never-ceasing process. The time will come when religion will be too big for creeds. who can be against me? One with God is a majority”. We are coming to a higher state of consciousness. could not take a single breath. We know that. to the larger truth. That is true spirituality. At that time we are going to be united in one big family. all children of one great Father-Mother God. without that ever-creative principle that is God. It shows us that creation is a continuous. the better way of thinking and living. born of our new thought of God. waking or sleeping. that we could not live a single instant.

the beauty. Then comes the cry of victory. and they shall say to me. Which hath brought thee out of the land of Egypt. the perfection. 18 . absorbed in your ideal. that which you would like to be. and this is my memorial for all generations. This is my name forever. out of the house of bondage. Whatever is impressed on the subconscious is expressed upon the screen of space. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.Chapter 1 – The Secret of “I AM THAT I AM” In the third chapter of Exodus we read these words: "I am the Lord. not at all. the children of Israel. You are declaring yourself to be." And He said. The word "that" indicates that which you want to be. the thing you wanted to be. you are announcing the Presence of the Living God within you. fascinated. hath sent me unto you. and the God of Jacob. You do not repeat. "I AM THAT I AM" parrot-like. achievement. It begins to gel in your mind. You get interested." God said to Moses: "Come now. the God of Isaac. Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: The Lord God of your fathers. or your dream or aspiration. The second "I AM" means the answered prayer." When you say I AM. when I come unto the children of Israel and shall say unto them the God of your fathers hath sent me. therefore." And Moses said unto God: "Who am I that I should go unto Pharaoh and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?" And Moses said unto God: "Behold. But you feel yourself to be what you long to be. I AM THAT I AM. the God of Abraham. the wholeness. and I will send thee to Pharaoh that thou mayest bring forth my people. "Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you. fulfillment of your desire. thy God. 'What is His name?' what shall I say unto them?" And God said unto Moses: "I AM THAT I AM. out of Egypt.

It means the Holy One Who inhabits Eternity. Whose name is Perfect. it's the same thing. Whatever you attach to I AM with feeling. The Hindus use the word "Ohm". Then the old condition will pass away and you will experience the joy of the answered prayer. if you are looking for your true place in life. and you will find yourself in your true place. your goal. stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. the door will open up. I am divinely guided. You can say. I am strong. of course.” Take your attention away from your problem. Claim yourself to be what you long to be. and your objective. disease. saved. I AM means awareness. lack. whether it's sickness. Set yourself. the answer to your prayer. Saved from what? You are saved from fear. ignorance. I am divinely happy. It means being. wonderful way. meaning you will be expressing yourself at your highest possible level. I am inspired." The word "salvation" is an old Hindu term meaning solution to your problem. 19 . being. unconditioned consciousness. You are saved from sickness. Be it what it may. It means. Life Principle. Rejoice and feel it. but it works in a magnificent. awareness. for example. "Ye shall not need to fight in this battle. life. For example. Focus your attention on your ideal.You can say. I am vital. I am made whole. I am perfect. Then the deeper mind will take over and open up all doors for you. The Bible says. Do this. Your hidden talents will be revealed to you. and superstition. knowingly. Say to yourself: "I am in my true place. you will become that very thing. and meaningfully. for example: "I am illumined. with understanding. "I am whole." You can live in that atmosphere. I am divinely prospered. I have given it to many people throughout the world. It means the Limitless One. and unconditioned consciousness. this is a simple prayer." Say that feelingly. because whatever you attach to I AM you become. I am doing what I love to do. or limitation.

because God is forever saying to you. If you're hungry. therefore. Its name is nature. food is your savior." The God Presence is always knocking at the door of your heart. Remain unmoved. If you are sick.lack. If you ask for a fish. I stand and knock at the door. you have willed the means 20 . If you ask for bread. my Savior. It's always seeking to express itself at higher levels through you. it will not give you a stone. If any man will hear my voice and open the door. When you call upon It. and limitations of all kinds because you are aware of the God Presence within and your capacity to contact it. you must listen to the murmurings and whisperings of your heartstrings. and victory will be yours. It will be with you in trouble. because God dwells within you. or the light of God would illumine your pathway and reveal to you the way out. Having seen the end. freedom is your savior. If you were lost in the woods. Have a deep conviction that all is well in spite of all the reasons why the condition seems to be impossible. it will set you on high because you know its name. "Come on up higher. the way it works. Divine guidance. Call upon this Infinite Intelligence that responds to you. The realization of your desire is your savior. health is your savior. it will not give you a serpent. You are a channel of the Divine. I will come in and sup with him and he with me. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. "in God. It answers you." Therefore. "I rejoice. meaning it becomes the embodiment of your ideal. If you're dying of thirst in the desert. and the saving consciousness is within you. the answer is always within you. "Behold." meaning quiet the wheels of your mind. I hath need of you at higher levels. Live in the atmosphere of victory. So. your desire is the gift of God." the Bible says. water is your savior. If you are in prison.

Then God conceived Himself to be the sun. I'm a Republican. I’m a doctor. the male and female principle. But God is unlimited. I'm an American. of course. divided Himself into two. and "Mem" means the mother. which created all things in sequence and brought forth all things in this universe. Realize that all the Power of the Godhead will flow to that focal point of attention. which is called the womb of God. but they are limitations of the Infinite One.to the realization of the end. You were created the same way. In other words. In other words. He conceived Himself to be human. You are male and female. It is the Limitless One. 21 . in order to create. or the female aspect of yourself. you are the conditioned state of the Unconditioned Being. Whatever you impregnate or impress upon the subconscious." These are facts about you. You may say. I'm a Democrat. I'm a mother. unconditioned Being. the Infinite is the Father-Mother God. The ancient Hebrew said that God. pictured Himself as human. Your conscious mind is the male. too. I AM is pure. the Holy One.good. male and female." meaning the father. for God is limitless. and all these archetypes or patterns were given to the female aspect of Himself. Another way of explaining it is to look at the meaning of each letter in the phrase ‘I AM”: "I" means the Infinite. the subconscious brings forth -. your subconscious is the female. the moon. "A" comes from "Ab. I am a woman. Contemplate the happy ending. bad. All things were made that way. These states I just mentioned. It is pure. I'm a Scotsman. or indifferent. It is the Creative Power. There was nothing made that was not made that way. unconditioned being. are constructive expressions of the Infinite. It deals with the Infinity of God. "I am a man. I’m a father. namely. and the stars.

and. We are all different. so humankind is God in limitation." All these things will come to pass as you continue to reiterate them. It's your consciousness. I am frustrated. I am unhappy. and no two veins on a tree are alike. What does that mean? The kingdom of heaven. You can say: "I am dumb. you were born with certain endowments. God is Infinite. Remember. and so on. some are short. Therefore. you become. some are born blind. some are fat. You can attach negative things to I AM. be sure that you do not attach anything to I AM that is not noble. A human being is the individualization of God Consciousness." In other words. certain talents and abilities. or have other aptitudes. some are thin. you are unique. whatever you attach to I AM with feeling. I am rejected. because they sink down from your conscious to your subconscious. and dignified. perhaps you are musically inclined. We are all different. because you are you. some are crippled. understanding.To say that God is anything in particular implies limitation or circumscription. or the kingdom of God is within you. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. either. Emerson said. I am no good. Some people are tall. just like seeds. or anything else. I am sick. they grow after their kind.the invisible part of 22 . or two leaves. and all things shall be added unto you. I am inferior. There are no two blades of grass alike. I am lonesome. "Every man is God walking the earth. your awareness of being -. Godlike. Humans are something particular. but people are not equal in strength. I am poor. I am inferior. Infinite differentiation is the law of life. We are all equal in the eyes of God. Therefore. wisdom. God became human by believing Himself to be human. Perhaps you are mechanically inclined. There is no one in the entire world like you. no two crystals of snow. perhaps you are spiritually inclined.

That's the meaning of "Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven" and "righteousness" the right use of the law. It's your mind. the only Creative Power. It's what you feel. The Father is the Creative Power. Go within. feel. your thought. therefore. You'll see a blister. You are told the word was God." The word is the thought expressed. It's the Progenitor. Your state of consciousness is what you think and believe.you. and believing. too. what you feel you attract. Therefore. which is in secret. "In the beginning was the word. It's the Life Principle within you. Therefore. and there you claim to be what you want to be." she'll get a blister. feeling. and the word was with God. Pray to your Father. -. "This is a red hot poker. Therefore. and your beliefs -. If you hypnotize a woman and you put your finger on her neck and say. the beginning and the end are the same. These are elements of Divinity. Your consciousness is the only God. It's the Source of all things. The thought and the manifestation are one. It is what you imagine yourself to be. your feeling. because it's creative. All these things are dramatized on the screen of space. validate. your consciousness. your imagination.the invisible part of you. go within your own consciousness. is the sum total of your conscious and subconscious thinking. It's your thought and feeling. 23 . in other words. Shut the door of your senses. thoughts are things. whatever you want you go to consciousness for it. believe. your own mind. You first. and give mental consent to. She will demonstrate changes in the autonomic nervous system. and the word was God. Your state of consciousness. your state of consciousness is whatever you think. of course. And that Spirit within you will honor. which creates your destiny. and what you imagine you become.the invisible part of you. and execute it.

that would be a violation of the law of being. comes out of the One. For example. that would be a violation of the law. beauty. ruling presence fixed in the hearts of all people. Your world is called good and very good. The Absolute comes from "Ab. and ill will. absolutely one. The law is not being broken. Yea. timeless. I am the mire left on the sandals by the faithful at 24 . of the consciousness that made it. "Ever the same in my inmost being. complete. shapeless. and the Good. Without face. or anything else in his life. you certainly can't express love. we said. The Absolute can't contain within itself something that is not itself. whole. because if you are conscious of being one thing and then." the Father. it would not be the Absolute. the image and the likeness. Therefore. hostility. They said. The law is always perfect. should you express something other than what you claim and feel and believe to be true. resentment. These negative emotions get snarled up in the subconscious and. if you feel one thing and your heart may express something else on the screen of space -. I AM the virgin snow and the mountaintop. If you are full of hatred. It brings forth the likeness of our conception of ourselves. Isn't it natural for an apple seed to become an apple tree? Seeds grow after their kind. and ageless. for there is no other. perfect. or figure. God commands Himself to be the seeming other. being negative. the Beautiful. Otherwise. peace. Ancient theologians defined it this way. The silent. the law of the Lord is perfect. joy. indivisible. I AM the gold and the silver on the altars dedicated to the gods. must have a negative outlet. eternal. It wouldn't be good. because it is the likeness. All the divisions in the world are projections of the One. the law. is always perfect. meaning that the whole world and everything you see comes out of the Absolute.Your concept of yourself determines your future. There's only the One. form. I AM the fruit in the valley depths.

It is the Reality of you. wind blows it not away. That's a wonderful thing to know. the Living Spirit within you. "I AM". It is God appearing as the sun. Hear me and see me in all. for God thinks. If people down through the ages have looked for the Holy Grail. You can live in that mental atmosphere. they have looked for the lost word. and as every single thing that you see. vital. the trees. the moon. It's called I AM. You can now claim that you now possess what you long to possess. every single thing you see is God made manifest. and thou shall see. you can say. fire burns it not. the mud. You must subdue the belief in poverty and resurrect the belief in God's opulence. For example. You can now claim that you are now doing what you long to do. 0 mere of God. The word is nigh in thy mouth and my heart to will and to do. joyous." you are announcing the Presence of the Living God within you. Realize that you can now claim what you want to be. and all the time the word is in their mouth a thousand times a day. Whenever you say. Take your attention away from the multitude of reasons why you can't 25 . indeed. Yes. Then your limitation will disintegrate and you will rise like the phoenix from the ashes of the old and become the new person. Claim that the wholeness of God is flowing through.the temple gate. it will never die. This is God becoming all these things. It was never born." That is to say. the Reality of you. Subdue the belief in sickness and believe it is God's will for you that you be happy. the earth. "I AM. Stop condemning yourself. free. as the Upanishads said. the philosopher's stone. gradually becoming a conviction as you nourish it and sustain it. and worlds appear. and strong. water wets it not. the stars. It will gradually sink down by osmosis from your conscious to your subconscious. a marvelous thing to realize. announcing Pure Being.

joy. condemnation. qualities. Remember that God is the Living Spirit within you. and peace. Now. the altar is your own mind. Jehovah and many other names.the law of health. They deal with powers and attributes. my love. All Love. Therefore. Brahma. God is called by many names: Allah.achieve something and focus your attention on your ideal. Nourish it and sustain it. But you must come unspotted. It's an emanation of goodwill. you cannot contact the God Presence within you if you are full of cruelty. Keep on keeping on. when you go to God. for example. harmony. come into His courts with praise. and potencies of God. self-pity. It is wishing for all people what you wish for yourself. There is no spot on thee. Love is an outreaching of the heart. in the Psalms given to God. The only gift you can give God is praise and thanksgiving. forgive if you want against any. All Harmony. because there is no sting in your mind.” For love is the fulfilling of the law -. There are sixty-seven names. peace. God is All Bliss. You know when you have forgiven. you must wish for those who hurt you love. come and make amends with your brother. you are told. you must be full of love and goodwill. “There must be no spot in thee. If you had an 26 . Infinite Intelligence. All Peace. Boundless Wisdom. then come and offer your gift. and all the blessings of life. When you pray. that your Heavenly Father may forgive you." But your gift is your desire. All Joy. Come into His presence singing. and the answer will come. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. and the day will break and all the shadows will flee away. where you walk and talk with God. happiness. and Absolute and Indescribable Beauty. as the Bible tells you: "If you have ought against your brother. God has no name. and ill will. Thou art all fair. Therefore. If you come to the altar to offer your gift.

or people. the healing power of God is within you. very painful. Perhaps you remember there was excruciating pain. put God first in your life. it was very painful perhaps. Maybe the doctor lanced it. Do not give power to any created thing. the spirit of wholeness. no. That's forgiveness. It's called the Holy Spirit. Then you'll get an answer. debris. or said unkind things about you. But you have no pain now. The plumber comes and removes it. separation from the Divine. Therefore. he does not give power to the phenomenalistic world or anything therein contained. You have a memory. or stones. Everything is subject to change. or undermined you. the artist is greater than his art. Then the healing will come. or moons. The scientific thinker does not give power to any created thing in this universe. You do not give power to sticks. And all disease is fragmentation. cheated you. and the Creator is greater than His creation. No more so than the water flows through a sink when the pipe is all stopped up." In other words. God. And the wound was very. "In the beginning. That's love. The healing power of God does not flow through a contaminated consciousness. and when you heard this you sizzled. But the water was always waiting to flow through. The thinker is greater than his thought. If you heard of some marvelous news about someone who wronged you. or conditions. "I'm too busy?" Are you saying you are too busy for God? Oh. or swindled you. Likewise. and loyalty to the I AM within him. or stars. Perhaps the pipe is full of corrosion. but no sting. devotion. the 27 . or suns. Do you put something before God? Do you say.abscess a year ago. rust. or circumstances. This means the roots of hatred are still there in your conscious mind playing havoc with you. The Bible said. you must be in a state of purity and wholeness when you go to God. He gives allegiance. or something. or sand. you don't create it.

Before you go to work in the morning. younger than the babe newborn. and the love of God will flood your mind. God sent me here to solve this problem. older than night or day. then everything will go right in your life. sit down. or poverty) is because you are putting something else before God in your life. There is but One Power. and your whole being. These words are synonymous." You don't go to God with the problem. the only Substance. you go to God with the answer. your heart. but God is here. yet fixed in the hearts of all people. beyond all things and creatures. if there is any chaos. I AM without beginning and without end. "The problem is here. you are practicing idolatry. physicists." And they say. In the beginning: God. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. It had no beginning or end. sometimes referred to in the Bible as adultery. Because the Infinite Intelligence and boundless wisdom of God know only the answer. The reason for so much chaos and confusion in your life (that is. and the Only Substance. old truth. It's an old. right action. "I AM hath sent me. sickness. and scientists. too. The Bible says.” Put God first in your life. the Only Cause. the only Cause. Do you know what some engineers. As you realize that the light of God shines in you and that 28 . "I AM hath sent me unto you. the only Power. The Only Presence.only Presence. brighter than light. you are cohabiting with evil in the bed of your own mind. The minute you give power to any other thing in the world. confusion." It is the burning bush because it is the everlasting light that was never born and will never die. and others do? When they have a difficult problem or so-called insurmountable difficulty. darker than darkness. Claim peace and harmony. In other words. God knows only the answer. they say. Ask for God's guidance. Remember the great truth: “I AM the Lord. It's the Presence of God in you. It is called the burning bush in the Bible. And the problem is divinely outmatched. thy God.

"God spake unto Moses. and boundless wisdom. And whatever you attach to I AM with conviction. in meditation. "I AM has sent me here. and God can show me the way. It is mighty over all. "God is here. place. calling upon the God Presence for 29 . as the Bible says. When the Bible says. No person. "I can't. Remember also that no one can say. the wisdom. imagery. "I'm too weak. The ideas. that you are and that you have." Don't every say. any description of God or any definition of God is limitation. Then you go right ahead and grapple with the problem courageously. You are first in the pool. No one can get in before you. the power. if you have an emotional problem. Creative Life. You'll surmount all the difficulties. God doesn't sit upon a throne up in the heavens. That's your real identity. no person in the entire world that can prevent the flow of your thoughts." Don't ever say. the intelligence." But say. So. It's the Presence of God in you. "To define God is to deny Him. God can heal me. knowing in your heart and soul that all the Power of the Godhead will respond to that attitude of mind." If there is discord in the office. There is no power in the entire world. remember that your I AM is your true being. Don't ever say. or thing. Benjamin Spinoza said. A throne simply means your authority.God reveals to you the answer. "I AM" for you. or this flow of the Spirit in you." But you can't deny the Infinite Being." it simply means that Moses. or condition or circumstance can thwart your good. The philosopher. It is Almighty. if there is difficulty in your home. You are first in the Holy Omnipresence. "There's no way out. your real nature. your power. you grapple with it courageously. Infinite Mind. Infinite Intelligence. if you have a sickness. the self of you." Then the road will open up. feelings. God is Pure Spirit. Remember. say. and the strength--all these things are given to you.

Mark Twain said. God loves me and cares for me. and on the qui vive.inspiration and guidance." That's the way he wrote. You must take advantage of the opportunities all 30 . allegories. "All successful people have agreed in one thing: in cause and effect. the inspiration began to flow. They spoke in cabalistic language. The love of God surrounds me and enfolds me. and you begin to lead a charmed life. alive. They knew the great laws of mind and the way of the spirit. "I'm fearful" or "I'm worried. Don't ever say. and the earth was without form and void." or "I'm jealous." or "I'm critical." You must be alert. They believe that things were not by luck but by law and there was not a weak or cracked link in the chain that joins the first and last of things--the cause and the effect. fables. Divine love goes before me making straight and perfect my way." When you do that. cryptograms. They spoke in parables. you are lengthening your life. Emerson said. wise and strong people believe in cause and effect. "Fortune knocks at every man's door. I bear a charmed life. They were past masters in the art of psychology and the story of the soul. And darkness was upon the face of the deep." Then you are destroying yourself. "I AM one with God. Intuition is thought from within. that this inspiration came to him. I'm no good. Say. myths. The intuitive sense welled up within him. I am weak." When you do. Remember that the Bible writers were inspired. One with God is a majority. and Moses began to write: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Shallow people believe in luck. but in a good many cases the man is in a neighborhood saloon and does not hear Her. "I am afraid. you are shortening your life and your cells become more sensitive to pain. and numbers. Don't ever say. Therefore.

apathy. emotions. I AM the first and the last. actions after the image and likeness of their negative thinking. In order to experience good fortune. or criminal thinking that they had been secretly fostering in their hearts. and your character is the totality of your thinking. as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visible and material things. The aphorism "As a man thinketh in his heart. I AM the Lord. Your joy and suffering are the reflection of your habitual thinking. It is the only being in the entire world. Cause and effect. You are what you think all day long. 31 . but it is the pathway of vicious. there is none else. your own I AM-ness. That's a magnificent truth! Realizing that your consciousness. You are the maker and shaper of your conditions. and reactions in life. so is he" sets forth and portrays all the experiences and conditions of your life. realize that you are the master of your thoughts.around you. thy God. Every thought felt as true and allowed to be accepted as true by your conscious mind takes root in your subconscious mind and blossoms sooner or later into an act and bears its own fruit of opportunity and experience. Good thoughts bring forth good fruit. I AM the Lord God of all flesh. The cause and the effect are the same. and from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same. You must not expect to be rewarded for indolence. and events. bad thoughts harvest bad fruit. destructive. It is not a cruel fate that sends people or to the poorhouse. or slothfulness. the only Substance. I AM Alpha and Omega. the only Power. Everything is made inside and out of it. experiences. they were precipitated into external experiences. is the only Presence. the only Cause. Action and reaction are the same. When these reached a point of saturation in their subconscious minds.

anything. and breathes in each one of us. Allah. There is only One Power. your I AM is that universal being that lives. Brahma. "I exalt God in the midst of me. So. It moves as unity and as harmony. peace. I wound. good follows. and you'll become all these things. and move. The Lord is this lordly power. There isn't any other power. I'm going blind" and all those things. I'm a flop. the God-self within you. Jehovah. and have our being.Fall in love with a higher image of yourself. "I'm poor. You can say. you are placing another power. the All Wise One. for your I AM-ness resurrects and makes alive. love. I'm sick. That is. There is no fear in God. think evil. whatever you attach to I AM you become.your own I AM-ness resurrects and makes alive that which you claim and feel to be true. If you think good. I hurt. I. peace. the One Alone Who lives in the hearts of all of us. the Ever Peaceful One. and viciously. I heal. When any fear comes into your mind. All fear is based upon suppositional opposites to God. God lives. the Lord. evil follows. Exalt God in the midst of you. beauty. evil powers. and all that sort of thing. we call it the Devil. health. and all that. the All Knowing One. for God is the Only Power. I AM the resurrection and the life -. sickness." There is no fear in love. the adversary. How do you use it? We said. I make alive. and has His being in us. destructively. love. say. moves. do all these things. limitation. How do you use this lordly power? If you use it negatively. I'm no good. There is only One Power. the Ever Resourceful One. You can resurrect wealth. we call it God. If you use it constructively and harmoniously and rhythmically. In God we live. moves. and so forth. 32 . it moves as love and as life. the All Wise One. It's the Ever Living One. That's the cause of all fear in this world. Some people believe in a Devil.

You can contemplate love or hatred. or indifferent. I'm illumined. Whatever is impressed upon the subconscious. You can say. It enters into your heart. connotations associated with the name of Deity. The individual I AM is simply the Universal I AM. In other words. It's based upon your early indoctrination. you didn't create your neighbor. I am heir to all that is. Realize that you didn't create life. and I am healed. God created all things. and perfect. What do you attach to I AM? Who do you say that I AM? What do you say this I AM within you is? Do you say. your theological concepts. You didn't create the sky. joyous and free. You can see it and live it. your personality is the sum total of your conscious and subconscious thinking. I'm a child of God. that life just is." meaning the mask -. You are what you contemplate. and I am no good. "I'm a son or daughter of Joe and Jennie Jones. I'm inspired. your training. whatever you feel as true." The Universal Being is within you. I am illumined. and your environmental conditioning. your feeling. bad. I'm happy. and believing. feeling. It's eternal. either. take your attention away from the pious. "I'm the son or daughter of the Living God. and the beliefs inculcated into your cranium when you were young. You didn't start your own heartbeat. So. God is that Infinite Intelligence. "I am a son or daughter of the Living God?" or do you say. sanctimonious. No.the mask which all of us wear. Your personality comes from the word "persona. whatever you emotionalize. "I'm whole. too. whole. It's the sum total of your thinking. and I am weak. No! You say. but you become the image and likeness of that which you contemplate." and so on.So. It has no beginning or end. your believing.good." You can sing that and make a song of God of it. it's based upon your conditioning. or the sun. comes to pass -. 33 . You did not ordain the universe. preternatural. or the moon.

The company wants to know if they are full of hostility. for example. and other things. they reveal your aptitudes such as musical or artistic talent or potential for work in mechanics. So. it affects your vision. if they have emotional problems and things of this nature.” Focus your mind on God. “Great peace have they who love thy law. anger. jealousy. Then you will misjudge distance and you may have an accident. A nation is an aggregation of individuals. hate. there won't be peace on the outside. These tendencies and talents that you have are revealed in these tests to some degree.as within. have to take certain tests because the employer wants to know about their disposition. resentful person full of hostility and all that certainly isn't a good person to operate an airplane or an automobile If you're under a negative emotion. Often a person doesn't get that position because of deep-seated hostility. prejudices. and all those things. They fight with everybody. Angry people are at peace with nobody. War is simply lust. Anger does. their temperament. because they are fighting with themselves. and nothing shall offend them. Because an angry. If you don't have peace. The river of peace will flow through you. or anybody because angry people are at war with themselves. rage. 34 . so without. Also. and fears. and harmony in your own heart. envy. when they're looking for promotion.Many people. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. or with their families. Such people wouldn't be at peace with their neighbors. They are not 100 percent accurate by any means. love. And all these things show up in various psychological tests. then you will have peace. your temperament. the law is written in your heart and inscribed in your inward parts. Your inside always matches the outside -. greed. science. and disposition. medicine or marketing. but they reveal to a great extent your character.

" He told me that he remembered the precept that whatever one attaches to I AM.the tigers. that person will become. The doctor was amazed. That principle is available to everyone. They 35 . He was completely healed in two weeks' time. I am strong. and the cardiogram showed a normal heart. One Healing Power. Keep your inward peace. Whatever you attach to the I AM with conviction. The God of peace is within you. “Great peace have they who love thy law. Sometimes he would use a tiger as a pillow. "I must live.” Remember that great truth. I am at home. So. noon. there is no evil on my pathway. which is north of New Delhi near the Himalayas Mountains. I am vital.” All right. God is the only Healing Presence. There is only One Healer. and night. If you focus your eyes and your attention on God and His love and His peace and His beauty. and His river of peace will flow through you as you call upon it. "I began to sing to myself in bed all during the day: ‘I am whole and perfect. and so forth -. William K. and nothing shall offend them. I am happy and joyous. I used to lecture at the Yogi Forest University. He said he found himself waking up in the middle of the night affirming these things. William would not accept this. I am healed. it was very severe.would never touch him. the only Power.“With mine eyes stayed on thee.’" He began to affirm these things morning. and the snakes and the vicious animals -. One of the yogis there told me that often he would go into the jungle. His doctor diagnosed it as the result of a heart block. then all your ways will be pleasantness and all your paths will be paths of peace. God is an ever-present help in time of trouble. you become. he said. had an attack of angina. The doctor told him that it was incurable and he had only three or four months to live. He said. lions. that Infinite Healing Presence within you.

would never touch him. Why? Because, he said, I saw the Presence of God in all His creatures and I was at peace with all of them. For God is peace. That's absolutely true. A reporter interviewed a farmer in Arizona. He said, "Aren't you afraid of the snakes all around you?" The farmer replied, "No. The snakes know that I will not hurt them, and they know and I know that they will not hurt me. In other words, it works both ways. He was at peace as was the yogi who used the tiger as a pillow in the jungles. Wild animals used to come up to that Yogi Forest University. They never harmed anybody. That's the way to live. Walk in the consciousness of God. Many trappers and hunters will tell you that if you look at a lion and you are at peace, and you radiate love and understanding to that lion, the lion will not attack you. If you run away, they will attack you. . So, I AM Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. The action and the reaction are one. The idea of a play, the theme and everything else, is in your mind. When the play appears in book form or on the screen, it is an exact reproduction of what was in your mind. The first and the last are one. If you begin your marriage with love, faith, confidence, you will experience it. The beginning and the end are the same -- Alpha and Omega. The idea and the manifestation are one. The action and the experience are one. The thought and the thing are one. The invention in the mind and its manifestation are one. The idea of the book -- the theme, the characters, the setting, and everything -- and the book, when it appears, is a reproduction of what took place in the mind. The beginning and the end are always the same. How do you begin? Begin the day with love, faith, and confidence; and you will experience love, faith, and confidence during the day. You will be with people, conditions, and

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circumstances. Furthermore, if you begin with faith, confidence, and goodwill in the morning, and you begin your business or profession that way, you will meet with success, because that's the beginning. Faith and confidence is the beginning. It's your attitude of mind. The result is success. It's the image and the likeness. It's your attitude of mind. If you begin with fear, trepidation, anxiety, that's failure. The beginning and the end are the same. The end confirms the beginning. The visible things prove the invisible. So, the beginning and the end are the same. Begin with God every day. Begin to pray. Begin with love, and you will experience love. But don't ever begin with fear. A man told me in Detroit that he started a business on a shoestring. It was a restaurant. He said, "I'm going to do the right thing. I'm going to succeed. I'm going to practice the Golden Rule. I'm going to be a tremendous success." People came and backed him. They loaned him money, and he has a tremendous business today. Why? He began with faith and confidence, and the result was tremendous success. So, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord.” God is the beginning and God is the end. One with God is a majority. If God be for you, who can be against you? Remember these great truths, therefore: I AM the first and the last, and beside me there is no God. I AM the Lord, thy God that brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. I AM the Lord, thy God, and there is none else; and from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same, there is none else. God's love fills your soul. The light of God illumines your pathway now and forever more. In A Nutshell

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When you say I AM, you are announcing the Presence of the Living God within you. You are declaring yourself to be. I AM THAT I AM. The word "that" indicates that which you want to be; that which you would like to be. The second "I AM" means the answered prayer, achievement, fulfillment of your desire, or your dream or aspiration. Whatever you attach to I AM you become. Whatever you attach to I AM with feeling, with understanding, you will become that very thing Take your attention away from your problem, whether it's sickness, lack, or limitation. Be it what it may. Focus your attention on your ideal, your goal, and your objective. Claim yourself to be what you long to be. Rejoice and feel it. Then the old condition will pass away and you will experience the joy of the answered prayer. Have a deep conviction that all is well in spite of all the reasons why the condition seems to be impossible. Remain unmoved. Live in the atmosphere of victory, and victory will be yours. The kingdom of heaven, or the kingdom of God is within you. It's your consciousness, your awareness of being -- the invisible part of you. It's your mind, your consciousness, your thought, your imagination, your feeling, and your beliefs -the invisible part of you. Your state of consciousness is what you think and believe. It's what you feel. It is what you imagine yourself to be. If people down through the ages have looked for the Holy Grail, they have looked for the lost word, the philosopher's stone, and all the time the word is in their mouth a thousand times a day. It's called I AM, announcing Pure Being, the Reality of you, the Living Spirit within you. It was never born; it will never die; water wets it not; fire burns it not; wind blows it not away. Yes, It is the Reality of you. That's a wonderful thing to know, a marvelous thing to realize.

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Stop condemning yourself. Realize that you can now claim what you want to be. You can now claim that you now possess what you long to possess. You can now claim that you are now doing what you long to do. You can live in that mental atmosphere. It will gradually sink down by osmosis from your conscious to your subconscious, gradually becoming a conviction as you nourish it and sustain it. Then your limitation will disintegrate and you will rise like the phoenix from the ashes of the old and become the new person. Put God first in your life, then everything will go right in your life. The reason for so much chaos and confusion in your life (that is, if there is any chaos, confusion, sickness, or poverty) is because you are putting something else before God in your life. In the beginning: God. Before you go to work in the morning, sit down. Ask for God's guidance, right action. Claim peace and harmony, and the love of God will flood your mind, your heart, and your whole being. Don't ever say, "I can't." Don't ever say, "I'm too weak." Don't every say, "There's no way out." But say, "I AM hath sent me here." If there is discord in the office, if there is difficulty in your home, if you have an emotional problem, if you have a sickness, say, "God is here, and God can show me the way. God can heal me." Then the road will open up. You'll surmount all the difficulties. In order to experience good fortune, realize that you are the master of your thoughts, emotions, and reactions in life. You are the maker and shaper of your conditions, experiences, and events. Every thought felt as true and allowed to be accepted as true by your conscious mind takes root in your subconscious mind and blossoms sooner or later into an act and bears its own fruit of opportunity and experience. Good thoughts bring forth good fruit; bad thoughts harvest bad fruit.

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Begin the day with love, faith, and confidence; and you will experience love, faith, and confidence during the day. Furthermore, if you begin with faith, confidence, and goodwill in the morning, and you begin your business or profession that way, you will meet with success, because that's the beginning. Faith and confidence is the beginning. It's your attitude of mind. The result is success. It's the image and the likeness. It's your attitude of mind. If you begin with fear, trepidation, anxiety, that's failure. The beginning and the end are the same. The end confirms the beginning. The visible things prove the invisible.

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the Power of God. the Infinite Presence. the Infinite Power. Such beliefs are false. The Lord means the Lordly Power. 41 . harmony. Our God means our Ruler. not a thousand. O Israel means illumined. Hear. the Supreme Power. The suggestions of others have no power to create the things they suggest. The power is in your own thought. not because it is your thought but because it is thought. 0 Israel. It is always the movement of your own thought that creates.Chapter 2 – The Great Secret of the Ages There are many people in this world who believe in black magic or evil eye or voodoo. To truly lead a full and happy life you must awaken to the greatest of all truths. hear means to understand. our God: the Lordly Power. is One Lord. is the presence of God within. The capacity of Spirit is to think. not ten. 0 Israel. not three. awakened. That's the greatest of all truths: the One Power moving as unity. The word. There is only One Power. and peace. It is expressed in Deuteronomy 6:4: Hear. A person who recognizes the God Presence and who tunes in upon it realizes it's the Almighty Power. the Lord. sick and sometimes cause them to die. the Supreme Power. One Power . It's called the great secret of the ages. Spirit is the Presence of God in you. yet they make those who believe them miserable. Then you are in tune with the Infinite. You have the power to completely reject any negative suggestion and unite mentally with Omnipotence within you. the Life Principle in you. a person who knows that the I AM. beauty. is one Lord. just one. the Lord. love.-not two. People who believe that their lives can be affected by such outside influences make themselves miserable and often fall into the trap of suffering the pains that they fear. our God.

Their understanding of external powers consisted of fundamental beliefs in many types of gods. Children and childish minds think only in pictures or mental images. They proceeded to make offerings and sacrifices to the gods of the wind 42 . From this crude and ignorant reasoning.In many churches young children. feel and believe. and have our being. The thunder terrified them. Fire warmed them. but it also burned them. The sun gave them heat. bondage. Heaven means your mind at peace. Hell is an old English word meaning restriction. suffering. the jungle priest said that the gods were angry. who are highly impressionable. Teaching children these fallacies creates in a psychology of fear and doom. primitive people proceeded to supplicate the intelligence of the winds. Lightning paralyzed them with fear. “Our Father Which art in heaven” means the Invisible Intelligence in which we live. and the waters. In ancient times primitive people attributed pleasure to the gods and all pain. the stars. they envision God up in the heavens on a golden throne surrounded by angels and the Devil down below in the flames of hell. They are warned that if they were very bad. which can destroy their lives. and misery to evil spirits or to devils. All of us create our own heaven and our own hell by the way we think. but in a prolonged drought the same sun seemed to scorch the earth. As they were subjected to forces over which they seemed to have no control such as earthquakes and floods. Then they proceeded to offer up sacrifices to appease the angry wrath of the supposed gods. The waters flooded their land at times. their cattle and children were drowned. Heaven and hell exist only in our minds. image. And due to these stories. they might go to hell and suffer forever. are told about a punitive God and also about a Devil who would tempt them. Not knowing the cause. and move. hoping they would hear them and answer their prayers.

The same wind will blow a boat onto the rocks or carry it safely to the harbor. She said there were some people in her former church praying against her because she had left their group. These people had no power. They are in the minds of the individual. When your thoughts are God's thoughts. They divided the gods and genii into beneficial and malignant powers. You can use electricity to run a motor or to electrocute someone.is a hangover from these age old. and now everything was wrong. Fire can warm or burn us. think evil and evil follows. came to see me. something bad was going to happen. Good and evil are not parts of nature. A belief in two powers – good and evil -. Lisa L. That's the only power you know. She thought she was cursed. You can use atomic energy constructively to provide power for a city or you can use it to destroy that same city. It's the only power in the world. Think good and good follows. when hat which you greatly love has come upon 43 . The only immaterial power you know is your thought. When that which you greatly fear has come upon you reverse it: And conversely. Hence.and the rain. It was a movement. I explained to her that the curse she mentioned was really the negative use of the law of her own subconscious mind and that she was imposing the curses on herself through fear. The basic truth is that your own I AMness is the Lord God Almighty. The forces of nature are neither good nor evil. Water can quench our thirsts or become a tsunami and drown thousands of people. a young woman who was in great distress. you will find the universality of these two powers in all the creedal beliefs of millions of people all over the world. of her own mind. God's power is with your thoughts of good. superstitious beliefs. and your thought is creative.

entranced. The 44 . which is constructive. The real and ultimate power is the great affirmative. as the Omniaction of the One. I will say of the Lord. One part of Spirit can't be antagonistic toward another part of Spirit in China. I explained to her that as the power was within her. God. and enwraps me. which are A power but not THE power.you. It moves as unity. love. My God. or Spirit. They are using suggestions. Love is an emotional attachment. the beautiful.'" This comes from the 91st Psalm. life. She was transferring the power within herself to members of her former church. a suggestion has no power unless you give it power. she should immediately cease transmitting the power to others. in Him will I trust. peace. or any part of the world. which is God. India. I bear a charmed life. The suggestions of others had become a movement of Lisa’s own thoughts. as Omniscience. enfolds me. 'He is my refuge and my fortress. She didn't know. devotion. She began to affirm: "I dwell in the secret place of the Most High. “Remember. and power within you and constantly realize God's love surrounds me. and since her thoughts were creative. and I abide under the shadow of the Almighty. There are no divisions and quarrels in the Living Spirit Almighty within you. Then nothing would happen to her. I added this: “Look at those people as extremely ignorant and have compassion on them. she was hurting herself. and loyalty. Spirit cannot fight itself. It's the great eternal truths of God. is one and indivisible. embrace it. All she had to do was align herself with the Infinite ocean of life and love within her and give it her allegiance. which moves as Omnipotence. Join up consciously with the infinite love. beauty. and the good. which moves as harmony. not realizing that they had no power at all. It's to be fascinated. absorbed.

I will immediately affirm: I loose you to God and I let you go." Practicing the above simple truths. it's a boomerang! In my book. and their evil thoughts returned with double force to themselves. was potent and would succeed. he was determined through sorcery to break up her marriage. Recognize your oneness with the God of love. There is no power in a negative suggestion or a curse or imprecation hurled at you by any or all of the priests or kahunas of the world unless you are foolish. This woman was a graduate of the University of Hawaii and majored in psychology. This young woman no longer received their negative thoughts and vibrations. no person or condition could break up her marriage. she was at peace and actually laughed at herself for giving them power. After about a week or so. The susceptibility to impressions of our subconscious mind. and ignorant enough to accept it. believe me.spell of God's love envelops my whole being. and when two hearts beat as one. And. she heard that five of these women became extremely ill and that one had passed on.” I reported the story of a woman in Honolulu who said she had married outside her race and religion and that since her father was a kahuna (a native priest) and had magical powers. all the excommunications and curses of the world would like taking a pea shooter and firing at a great battleship. 45 . has partially paralyzed millions of people who can't think straight. coupled with the negative use of our imagination. God is love. I elaborated along these lines: If love united her and her husband. She was laboring under the delusion that her father's sorcery. Telepsychics – The Magic Power of Perfect Living. Whenever I think of the church people. This is called the boomerang. which is negative use of the mind. yet she lived in fear of her father's curse. The explanation is often the cure.

His love surrounds us and watches over us. Whenever I. and goodwill. Hatred. and let him go. She said that her Daddy had killed himself with hatred. or black magic. peace. you are creating in your own experience. She paid no attention to his threats/ A few weeks later he dropped dead on the street.” :I will fear no evil for thou art with me. destructive thoughts recoiled on himself. -think of you I affirm: 'God is for me. You are to be pitied. and hostility kill love. and what you suggest or wish for another. They were completely dumbfounded by him. "Dad. deceit and trickery of the Egyptian priests. Whatever you wish for another. the One Who forever is. no one can be against me. and harmony. and the double blow proved too much for him.“One with God is a majority. but all you are using are negative suggestions. and the priests of that day took advantage of the ignorance of the people. It's a denial of the Divine Presence within you. and she was right. she wrote me. All his negative. In ancient times the multitude believed that their priests had power to curse those who displeased or irritated them. neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Moses saw through the chicanery. loosed him. She said to her father. vitality. who can be against us?” “ We read in the Psalms: “There shall no evil befall thee.'" She blessed her father. joy. would destroy both of them. I am free.” This explanation took a great load off the mind of this Hawaiian woman. 46 . you create and manifest in your own body and experience. Shortly afterwards. harmony. for hate murders love. If God be for us. peace. jealousy. The power is within me. You think you have power. I am no longer afraid of you. saying that her father continued to hate her and her husband and had written her that his sorcery. and I know my oneness with God.

can't wish sadness. God is peace. That's have compassion on these people. When you don't know these things. and fear. joy.just One. God can't wish death. for God is boundless love. ignorance. peace. opposite power. What you feel you attract. you are called dead in the Bible because you are dead to the truths of being. what you imagine you become. not two. We are the children of the One. There is no death. God can't wish pain. You are considered dead in the Bible when you don’t know that God dwells within you and walks and talks in you." And his awareness scattered their negative ideas to the winds.They were afraid of him and agreed to let him and his entire following leave the camp. God is joy. or a thousand -. Ignorance is the only devil. There is only One Power. Satanism come from the frightfully ignorant belief in a suppositional. When you don’t know that thoughts are things. They have no power. sorcery. and all the blessings of life come from the One Source. God cannot wish sorrow. and all the suffering in the world is the consequence of that one thing -. for God is absolute joy. and in life there is no death. There is only one thing to do. love. The belief and faith of the Egyptians was built on a belief in many powers. "We are all children of the I AM. beauty. God cannot wish pain. Moses taught the oneness of the Spiritual power. To believe in an evil power to challenge God is based entirely on a rank superstition. There's only One Power. God is life. and that is your life now. three. God cannot do anything unloving. It is absolutely necessary that you get this straight: that harmony. He said. 47 . So-called curses. They are frightfully ignorant. For God is life. black magic. One God.ignorance. Moses knew that God was One. Death in the Bible is ignorance of the great laws of life. for God is absolute peace.

from time to time you get a new suit of clothes. harmoniously. Live with a new image of yourself.” When you recognize the supremacy of the Spirit and the power of your own thought. and joyously. Look forward with anticipation to a most glorious future. and you will experience the joy and thrill of the fulfillment of your dream. thinking the same old way. a new image of yourself. and suffering. Keep your eyes on the bead of God's glory. you will find that all your ways are pleasantness and all your paths are peace. God watches over me and I am always surrounded by the sacred circle of God's Eternal love. love. When your car becomes old you get a new one. and move forward in the light. and reacting in a mechanical way. misery. your children. your husband. and you hear them speak. you call it God. and abundance. perhaps a new and better office. evil spirits. and His Presence flows through me as harmony. What are you aware of today? What is the level of your perception? You are looking at members of your family. Expect the best. you call it Satan. Acquire a new vision. For much the same reason. the Devil. Cease going through life like a stereotyped machine. You see your wife. repeating the same old clichés. beauty. a new interpretation of life. joy. a new awareness. Cease going around in circles.When you use the One Power constructively. peacefully. and foolishly. peace. It's a wonderful thing to know. When you turn to the Living Spirit Almighty within you and open your mind and heart and daily affirm: "God is. When you use the Power ignorantly. Yet there are many things in your home of which you are not aware. negatively. You know that 48 . Believe it is possible. Know that God is the Only Presence and Power. a new home.

and suddenly his mind is illuminated with the answer. where he does research work relative to space projects.if you turn the dial of a television set or a radio. Picture yourself as who you want to be. and you will go from glory to glory. and prosperous you must leave behind the old grudges. achievement. Begin now to use it. you obviously must leave Los Angeles. You must move mentally from the old patterns of thought and in the realm of your own mind dwell on the way you want things to be. but you were not aware of them until the set was turned on. miracles in your life? This untapped Power is always there. and after a while it will come forth in your experience as the joy of the answered prayer. negativity. Direct your mind joyously. and get a new self-image. Dr. told me that whenever he has a problem in the engineering department of Lockheed. joyous spiritual minded. if you want to be happy. lift you up. an aerospace scientist. Move mentally and spiritually to establish in your mind a new residence wherein you may live in the 49 . Lothar von Blankschmidt. Infinite Intelligence within him responds to his request. a member of the Rocket Society. Likewise. peeves. and definitely in the direction of advancement. and literally work. where it will gestate in the darkness. reveal your hidden talents to you. and accomplishment. he stills the wheels of his mind and affirms quietly: "Infinite Intelligence within me casts light on this project". If you want to go to San Francisco. and self-denunciation. successful. you will hear voices and music that are here now. which sometimes appears as a graph in his mind. inspire. and it will sink down by a process similar to osmosis to your subconscious mind. You will become renewed in God. promotion. positively. But are you aware of the Divinity within you that can heal. Be faithful to the new image.

and His love fills your soul now. you have asked for nothing. Avoid the clichés in your everyday speech. He said. flowing through you as harmony. and you will achieve and accomplish mighty things. and His peace fills your mind and body. true expression. thereby. Your assumption that the new image of yourself is real and your sensing the reality of it in your mind will cause your idea to gel within you. One Cause. In Him there is fullness of joy. Don't talk the same old way. become a living fact. God is wholeness and beauty. The Presence and Power are within you. health. Realize there is One Power. 50 . now ask that your joy might be full. there is Divine right action in your life. Realize God is peace. Think about everything and every person from the standpoint of the One Power. and that wholeness is flowing through you now. then marvelous things will happen in your life. that Divine law and order govern you life. right action. and fulfilling your heart's desire. you will experience all the blessings of life. Realize God is guiding you. God is. and One Substance. Everything is made inside and out of it. abundance. will give you rest. Don't go home or to work the same way every day. that Divine peace fills your soul. accomplishing. Get a new set of friends.mental atmosphere of achieving. Realize that God is love. peace. and know that if you think and feel these truths. joy. and inspiration. One Presence. You may perceive opportunities and values you never saw before. For it is the Infinite which lies stretched in smiling repose. the Infinite. I. Realize you are a clear channel for the Divine. Don't read the same old newspapers all the time. Make it a habit to meditate on the wonders of the Infinite. Come unto me all ye that labor or are heavy laden. Heretofore. and. and all there is is God. Get a new friend every day. in Him there is no darkness at all.

All these were false beliefs of mind. before you call. I know that thoughts are things: what I feel. I will hear.It is waiting for you. as you read it now. as he said. and events. He was. Divine love fills my soul. Divine prosperity is mine. I think. who would solve it? So. the astroscientist. he would suffer for the simple reason that your beliefs take form as experiences. the answer is there. I attract. He had developed ulcers and high blood pressure. the scientist. I will answer. I will answer you. Horace L had gone bankrupt a short time before he came to consult with me. and one Power. that God had it in for him and that he was now reaping his just desserts. what I imagine. Divine right actions govern my life. It has no problem. for only God knows the answer. Divine wisdom governs all my transactions. one Presence. and act from the standpoint of Infinite Intelligence. and peace. speak. health. I constantly dwell on these truths. Divine guidance is mine now. This Power is within me as mind and spirit. which worked miracles in his life." So. He believed that there was a curse following him. that God was punishing him for his past sins. into your soul: "There is but one Creator." It also says. conditions. the astrophysicist contemplates the answer. Divine law and order reign supreme and operate in all phases of my life. If God has a problem. Divine success is mine. Let it sink into your mind. It will do the same for you. "Call upon me. and while you are yet speaking. obviously. I gave him the following prayer. I'll be with you in trouble. Whenever fear or worry come into my mind. for the infinite knows only the answer. It says. I become. "Before you call. I affirm 51 . This Presence moves through me as harmony. I explained to him that just as long as he believed there was a curse following him. I will set you on High because you hath known my name. in a mess.

remember. and wholeness. ideas are our masters.' I make a habit of this. Enthrone in your mind the ideas and suggestions of this man. and since she believed that arthritis is crippling and cannot be healed.. and at the end of a month his health was restored and he was taken in as a partner in a growing concern. however. harmony. And the new idea compelled him to express the riches of life. She was able to neutralize this attitude. I talked with Dianne M. and deformity fill my mind. and peace. When you believe in two 52 ." The reason for this was that since infancy she had been conditioned to a belief in the incurability of many diseases. after she followed my instructions. and watch wonders begin to happen in your life. The new idea enthroned in his mind became his master. "Every time I begin to think of health. Yes. the thoughts of incurability. pain. and suffering in the world is the rather prevalent belief in two powers." Horace prayed out loud in this manner five or six times daily. His whole life had been transformed. harmony. poverty. She had been praying. which causes the mind to be double-minded and unstable in all its ways. and I know that miracles are happening in my life. she seemed to lack the capacity to deliberately. and push out my thoughts of health. He was compelled to be a success. for ideas are our masters. for the laws of your subconscious mind are compulsive. I explained to her that the first thing she had to do was disabuse her mind of the belief in two powers. who was being treated with ultrasonic therapy and aspirin for arthritis.immediately: 'God is guiding me now' or 'God knows the answer. but she said. She actually believed in these two powers and failed to perceive the simple truth that the cause of all sickness. misery. We are controlled and governed by ideas. one causing sickness and the other determining the degree of health. incisively. and decisively choose health.

which created me." As Dianne continued in this prayer. If you believe in two powers. you don't know what you believe in. beauty. you must rid yourself of abnormal fears. She had written a thesis called. and her belief in an evil power gradually diminished until her conviction of the One Supreme Power reigned supreme in her mind. and bring her mental field of vision into focus. Like a double-minded person. all of which was very sound scientifically and true spiritually. Her enthronement of the One Power in her mind and her belief that it was functioning in her body neutralized everything that contradicted this in her subconscious mind. you are tossed by the winds and the waves because if you believe in two powers. love. The Way of Life.powers. I consciously claim that the healing love of this Power. The edema subsided. which is all wholeness. which always moves as beauty. She continued with ultrasonic therapy. of course. her faith in the One Power increased. You are not able to ask anything of God. and her body became a channel for the One Presence and the One Power. which is good. as that's the cause of your fear. I know and believe that the greatest secret in life is to know and to believe in the One Power. I am a temple of the Living God. A woman once told me about her wonderful philosophy of life. but 53 . Yet her personal life was chaotic. and gradually her limbs became supple. All the calcareous deposits gradually were eliminated. Dianne decided to get back on the beam. is now dissolving all the deposits in my body that do not belong there. and perfection. She affirmed boldly: "I believe once and for all that there is but One Supreme Power. and peace. She was only twenty-five. You are in a dilemma. so to speak. and I glorify God in my body. which is Infinitely good and perfect. no one knows what you believe in.

’ Not in his head. and as she regularly and systematically filled her mind and heart with these truths. But now they must become embodied and made manifest in her experience. it becomes tissue. they were meaningless. I explained to her that her theories.she had been divorced four times. You eat an apple. they must become a living part of you like an apple becomes your blood stream. So is he. become confused and neurotic. and philosophical niceties about which she had written in her essay. and bone. Then you are compelled to express them. You must eat these truths. she became completely transformed. I gave her a pattern of prayer. her head knowledge had to become heart knowledge. muscle. mentally speaking. Her thoughts. it's from the intellect. so is he. you can get 100 percent in a metaphysical examination and be a failure in life. theories. The Way of Life. while lovely. and so does he become.” as a man thinketh in his heart. her experience. because it's on the surface. You know. was very sound. These truths must be incorporated in your subconscious mind. too. And she was unable to pay the rent. then. she had to assimilate and appropriate these truths until they became a living part of her in the same way as a piece of bread becomes a part of your blood stream and becomes a thought in your head. these truths have to enter into your heart. This is the prayer I gave her: 54 . which is exactly what she had failed to do. or her character. The only way she could demonstrate her theories was to put them into practice in her life. and at the same time be broke. and so does he express. otherwise. In other words. She was an alcoholic. postulates. and ideas. You see. That is to say. were not demonstrated in her body.

I suppose. You must demonstrate your religious beliefs in all areas of your life. and His peace fills my mind and body. Often you hear people cry. The answer is very simple. but before it is generally accepted as a scientific fact. the Universal Power that is Infinite Mind. and that wholeness it my wholeness now. People often say to me. It has been that way down through the ages. God is peace. why doesn't He stop war. beauty. you are using the Creative Power for good or for evil. whine. the truths you affirm must be made flesh. Your sister."God is love. Otherwise. complain. Infinite Intelligence. I sing hymns in church. "Why does God allow me to suffer so? Why did God thrust the sickness on me?" or "I'm so good. Faith without works is dead. dwells within all people. I follow all the rules and tenets of the church. God is joy. and I feel wonderful. So the 100 percent on the examination means nothing. who probably doesn't know anything about it. Every time you think. 55 . They don't seem to think at all. the idea. and Infinite Life. and it is that God." and all that. You must demonstrate what you believe. because she has a rugged faith in the goodness of God and the land of the living. and perfection. It has whiskers on it. She believes in success. and wipe out disease?" You've heard that old story. and yet I'm suffering. it has to be validated objectively on the screen of space. which means they must be embodied in your experience. They cannot be some airy nothing. and say. it remains merely a theory. crime." The scientist puts forth a theory or a hypothesis. but she doesn't know anything at all about the mind. "If God exists. and His love fills my soul. I give money to charities. she believes in health. The thought. is leading a marvelous life. God is wholeness. But she is practicing it. I read holy books. and His joy is my joy.

and initiative. choice. nor Jew. so is he. For “as he thinketh in his heart.” Occasionally. It's just plain ignorance. Therefore. Why? I'm a good Christian. "God is punishing me. The God Presence is completely impersonal -. our minds were impressionable.You have volition. theologians have brainwashed and hypnotized people into believing that evil was caused by a Devil with hooves. You are responsible for the way you think. twisted. we accepted these weird pictures that were suggested by our parents and others." His subconscious mind would automatically accept that suggestion. distorted imagination. nor Catholic. the God Presence. Down through the ages. which 56 . just the same as if you hypnotized a person and said to him." In Him. and he would see the thought form of a snake. if you think evil. "Why did this happen to me? I hate no one. nor Hindu. The explanation to all this is very simple.” What are you thinking? Ralph Waldo Emerson said that you are what you think all day long. It comes out of the distorted. evil follows. We weren't capable of indulging in abstract reasoning. To him it would seem to be real. I visit people in the hospital. bat-like ears. good follows. or a good Jew. If you think good.a sort of hideous monster that tempts us to do evil. You are the thinker. “Choose ye this day whom you will serve. There is no such being. and some say.no respecter of persons. and a pointed tail which stings. nor free. nor Protestant. When we were very young. There is no such thing. This is why you read that Martin Luther threw an ink-well at the Devil. morbid minds of people -. there is no Greek. nor bond. horns. nor anything else. only the ever-flowing reality flowing on forever. It's a projection of a twisted. It's a figment of the imagination. "You now see a snake crawling across the room." Others say.

Well. and you saw a subjective hallucination. you can call it health.. They are so simple that a child of eight could understand them. who was somewhat neurotic. poverty. That's called hypnotic suggestion. Of course. God is Infinite. One day we were out for a walk and he said. pain. maliciously. "The Lord" is the Lordly Power. simply a thought form. "I'm going to see the virgin. 57 . aches. or God -." "some day I'll see the virgin. and Guadalupe. The Bible says: "I form the light. I create darkness. But. "What does she look like?" "Well. and she has beads. you'd have about a quarter of a million people up in the park to see the same thing. I make peace. And most people don't see these simple.was nothing more or less than a projection of his own thought caused by the illusions and delusions of his mind regarding good and evil.whatever you want to. anyhow. that's the story. happiness. "Some day I'll see the virgin." and "The virgin gives a message to me. emotionally unstable. and what happened in Portugal." You read in the Bible that. and you told people about it. or in a negative way. you can call it the Devil." He was hypnotizing himself." It was just exactly the same picture as the one in the prayer book. That's all it was. suffering. just the same as if you were hypnotized or you hypnotized yourself like he was doing and saying. that's a subjective hallucination. misery. And he was always saying to himself. How are you using it? If you use the Power constructively." I said. I create evil. everything under the sun. the Lord. I." and so forth. "I see the virgin. He was reading always about the Virgin at Lourdes. a picture of the virgin was in his prayer book. And then. "she's dressed in white. do all these things. If you use the Power ignorantly. I suppose. simple truths." he said. if you said it. It’s like the eight-year old boy. Satan. and Infinity cannot be divided or multiplied.

and I’m confused? You are creating darkness when you say. It doesn't need anything -." You're doing it. that's the Lordly Power within you. the Lord. I am pure.” This Bible quotation dramatizes and portrays lucidly that there is but One Power. created all things. They say. I am forward. in Him there is no darkness at all. it is hopeless. I'm all confused." They are saying that God cannot cure her. It depends on the way you use it. In Him. which means that when called upon consciously by you. Which you can use to give you light. If you say. "There is no way out." you are creating the darkness. you are simply saying. knows all and sees all. I make peace and I create evil. I am all mixed up. There is no way out of this jungle." Well. she’s incurable.“To the forward. I'm blocked." You say there's no way out? I am in a dilemma. "Infinite Intelligence does not weigh the way out. "I form the light and create darkness. The God Power is actually perfect." At that moment you are an atheist.it's all-wise. to the pure. When you say. "Infinite Intelligence does not know the way out. "I'm stymied. you do all these things. do all these things. "I'm stymied." Then you are an atheist. created the jungle. "I form the light. I. If you believe in God. there is fullness of joy. They say that God made her from a cell. I create darkness. God is the Infinite Intelligence. So. no. when you have adopted this mental attitude. You say you believe in God? No. "My daughter is hopeless. You would believe God that created all things created the desert. This God Presence doesn't need a compass." you are saying. and I’m blocked. many people who profess to be Christians are really atheists. but the God that made her can't heal 58 . There is no answer. Infinite Intelligence will cast light on any problem. How are you using it? How are you using electricity? How are you using your mind? How are you using water? By your conscious decree.

All the forces of nature may be used two ways. Now. you can never really grow and expand spiritually until you come to the absolute conviction that there is but One Power. viciously. I am the Lord. negatively. you live in the darkness of confusion created by your own ignorance or misuse of the Supreme Power. 59 . good and evil are in the mind of the individual." So. So. In other words. They are nowhere else. My glory will I not give to another. noble. it is done unto you. The only thing to do is have compassion. it needs reiteration. Just laugh. or something else. According to your belief. and according to its nature. and God-like. You create peace by dwelling mentally on whatsoever things are true. When you use it destructively. They have no power. black magic. friends. you may call it God in action. You create evil in your experience by thinking negatively. and there is none else. Satan. From the rising of the sun till the setting of the same. lovely. ask yourself this question: How am I using the One Power? Remember. who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. or Satan. harmoniously. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. you may call it the Devil. Yes. How can any person on the face of the earth become a new person and experience a new birth or an inner transformation except by understanding the simple truth expounded here? Remember. and destructively. you see.her. But you have to laugh at those people who talk about sorcery. Devil. Here's what Isaiah says: "I am the Lord. Thou shalt worship no other gods. thy God. That is my name. that's all. according to your belief. When you use it constructively. neither my praise to graven images. there is none else. I am. worshipper of Satan. and contrary to its nature. that's an absolute truth. At that moment you are an atheist. or things of that nature.

If someone talks to you and tells you that you have to come back again and again to expiate for your karma. it can't. The God Presence doesn't punish. It doesn't judge. For example. If you 60 . you are placing yourself in thralldom. in misery. All judgment is given to the son. Every belief tends to manifest itself. a lot of people don't think so. Therefore. if you believe you have to come back again and again to this plane to expiate for your sins. you are definitely placing yourself in chains of bondage and thralldom. and in bondage. if you believe you have to expiate for your sins. I don't understand it when people talk that way. You can't deny it or circumvent it because whatever you believe in your subconscious mind comes to pass." Now. The son is your own mind. "My Higher Self sheds light on this subject. Heavens. therefore.Whether a thing is good or bad depends on the use to which it is put. So. why should you think along these lines? Frankly. the Life Principle doesn't punish. I want to emphasize it. haven’t they ever heard a word of truth? Don't they understand how the mind works? After all. I don't quite understand that. Put it on the shelf. you have to work out your karma. You punish yourself. Your subconscious doesn't take a joke. it may sound plausible and reasonable. and you cannot grow spiritually. "Well. it can't punish. and the final analysis that is determined by your thought. I want to say that again. Put it on the shelf of your mind and say to yourself." Believe nothing you don't understand. you have to atone. The God Presence knows nothing about it. Say. you'll get the answer on that if you do it in that simple way. you putting yourself in chains." or "It doesn't make sense to me. and my Higher Nature will reveal to me the answer. isn't that the first lesson in the mind? It is done unto you as you believe. Believe nothing you do not understand. Well. it's contrary to the laws of nature. But I will put it on the shelf.

reaching forth to things that are before. Your new self-image has its own mathematics. and peace of mind. Therefore. thou shalt be with me in paradise. it's the same thing. There is no time or space. The Spirit in you is Timeless. Ageless. peace of mind.burn yourself. So." I am sure your vision is directed toward perfect health. the pain. come to a decision now that you want to know more and more of this Infinite ocean of life and love within you. new tissue. or twenty years from now. "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. and things of that nature? You can be absolutely convinced that the mental picture to which you remain faithful will be developed in your subconscious mind and be made manifest consequently in your experience.not tomorrow. and all that I have is thine. It also says. but right now. You become what you contemplate. no cause at all for worry. “ -. its own power of self-expression. Changeless. because where there is no vision. The minute you turn to it in faith and adoration. It always seeks to restore you. All successful men and women possess one outstanding characteristic: their ability to make prompt decisions and to persist in carrying these decisions through to completion. with love in your heart. If you cut yourself. harmony. It gives you new skin. Contemplate freedom. There is nothing to oppose you. so there is no cause for worry. abundance. forgetting the things that are behind. reduces the edema. Enlarge your vision. it forgives you. and goodwill to all. and everything else. He said. because you are this being. This day. why should you think that you have to atone for something that somebody's punishing you and that you have to work out your karma. next year. the people perish. Think big from now on. it turns to you. “Thou art ever with me. press towards the 61 . and Formless. This one thing I do.

neither length nor breadth. For perfect love casteth out fear. And the people. wipe out the stable that might have been dirty for forty or fifty years. For there is no time or space. of course. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness. is health. your friends. therefore. Yes. your husband. for he that feareth is not made perfect in love. your wife. light. The past is dead. your daughters. who fill their minds with the truths of God. and God's love. And he that feareth is not made perfect in love. I am talking about all of you who have an intense desire to change your heart. It is seeing the God Presence in all people everywhere. the past is dead. That's the simplest of all truths." Wonders will begin to 62 .” I am Alpha and Omega. it fills all space. truth. It's an outreaching of the heart. The past is forgotten and remembered no more. and the One Who Forever Is is deep in the hearts of all. See the God Presence in yourself. it neither comes nor goes. and peace of mind. Nothing matters but this moment. happiness. but the ancients called it love. begin with love in your heart. Fear hath a torment.” And love frees. and your associates.mark for the prize. love gives. for the high calling of God. It is lifting others up.” Therefore. Say: "I see God in the other person. for they shall be filled. I am not talking about perfunctory thought. It has neither height nor depth. and beauty are now resurrected in the mind and heart of those people. the beginning and the end. your sons. begin with faith and confidence. Come to a decision that you want to become a new person in God. love is the spirit of God. Call it forth. It's an exudation of goodwill. saith the Lord. the prize. Your whole life is changed. When you change this moment and keep it changed. A new beginning is a new end. But you forget the things that are behind. “Love casts out fear.

63 . and ageless. See tongues in trees. It's lost to millions. complete. That's the God Presence in you. Begin now. It's called the practice and the presence of God. indivisible. awareness. present everywhere. there shall thy hand lead me. present within you. Likewise. changeless. absolutely one. sermons and stones. for I AM means being. What do you attach to the I AM? Whatever you attach to I AM. For if you take the wings of the morning and fly to the outermost parts of the sea. Therefore. there's the Omnipresence of the infinite. eternal. and God in everything. They can hear the President speaking in China the same moment that you do. And the name of that word is I AM. the Omnipresence of God. For millions do not know that when they say. It means the Presence and Power of God within you. it's the nameless one. "I AM." they are announcing the Presence and Power of God within themselves. or figure. It has no name. the silent brooding presence fixed in the hearts of all people. form. without face. timeless. You don't go over the seas to find it. songs of running brooks. the Presence of God is within you. to will and to do. perfect. life. It means all these things. called the lost word. whole. Unconditioned Consciousness. the Self-Originating Spirit. you become. because you are familiar with radio waves. and thy right hand shall hold me. The word is nigh in thy mouth and thy heart.happen in your life as you begin to do that. Ever the same in my inmost being. the greatest of all truths. See God everywhere. The man in Chicago and the man in London can hear the same program at the same moment. Unconditioned Awareness. That's the Divine Presence. It's very simple to realize what that means. the Living Spirit Almighty.

The only immaterial power you know is your thought. and in life there is no death. peace. from glory to glory. and accomplishment. God's power is with your thoughts of good. achievement. God cannot wish sorrow. and you are the receiver. the only thing you can give God is glory and honor. a new image of yourself. Live with a new image of yourself. can't wish sadness. For God is life. a new interpretation of life. God keep you on this path now. God cannot wish pain. You will rise higher and higher every day. God cannot do anything unloving. Expect the best. promotion. faith and confidence. and definitely in the direction of advancement. It is absolutely necessary that you get this straight: that harmony. When your thoughts are God's thoughts. and you will experience the joy and thrill of the fulfillment of your dream. for God is boundless love. Believe it is possible. God is the giver and the gift. Turn your eyes to the God Presence. That's the only power you know. Everything has been given. It's the only power in the world. There's only One Power. Direct your mind joyously. Death in the Bible is ignorance of the great laws of life. a new awareness. and trust. God is joy. and all the blessings of life come from the One Source. Acquire a new vision. Keep your eyes on the beam of God's glory. positively. God can't wish pain. exalt it. and your thought is creative. for God is absolute peace. In A Nutshell The basic truth is that your own I AMness is the Lord God Almighty. for God is absolute joy. Move mentally and 64 . God is peace. beauty. Look forward with anticipation to a most glorious future. God is life. There is no death. and that is your life now.Honor it. You will go from power to power. God can't wish death. joy. love.

become a living fact. You must demonstrate what you believe. Faith without works is dead. no cause at all for worry. and goodwill to all. Think big from now on. Contemplate freedom. thereby. You must demonstrate your religious beliefs in all areas of your life. and fulfilling your heart's desire. and. Enlarge your vision. There is nothing to oppose you. They cannot be some airy nothing. peace of mind. the idea. 65 .spiritually to establish in your mind a new residence wherein you may live in the mental atmosphere of achieving. Your new self-image has its own mathematics. abundance. because you are this being. You become what you contemplate. the truths you affirm must be made flesh. which means they must be embodied in your experience. The thought. so there is no cause for worry. Your assumption that the new image of yourself is real and your sensing the reality of it in your mind will cause your idea to gel within you. its own power of self-expression. accomplishing.

order and beauty. Notice. 66 . beyond all things and creatures. if you cut yourself. but faith in the creative laws of your own mind.” It's the healing presence in you." The doctor says. "He restoreth my soul. gives you new skin and tissue. to be joy. to be harmony. how the Life Principle seeks to heal you. misfortune. “Older than night or day. it reduces the edema. to be love. The will of God is the tendency of Life. The will of God. If you burn yourself. God is Life. That's a complete contradiction. It's the infinite healing presence in everybody. It seeks to express itself through you.Chapter 3 – What the Will of God Really Means A tragic error on the part of many people throughout the world is to assume that the will of God for them might be something unpleasant. Life feels itself to be beauty. So." To believe is to be alive to something. The tendency of Life is to express itself. to be wisdom. to accept something as true. Brighter than light. You are told.” God is Life with no beginning or end. and Life can't wish death. of course. All prayers are answered according to the level of your belief. darker than darkness. yet fixed in the hearts of everyone. It always seeks to heal. "I dress the wound. younger than the babe newborn. the tendency of Life is to express itself.not faith in a creed or a dogma. God is the Life Principle. “According to your faith is it done unto you” -. How could Life die? How could God die? God has no beginning or end. such as sickness. "It's done unto you as you being it believe. is the nature of God. It's seeking a holy receptacle that it might express itself at higher levels through you. to restore. or even death or things of that nature. but God will heal it. Itself. and Life is always seeking to express itself. The Bible says.

become a channel for the Divine. that is a contradiction in itself. So. As we just mentioned. It's shocking to hear people say. peace. that the will of God is something unpleasant or something downright obnoxious. The truth is that the will of the infinite for you is something grander and greater than you could possibly conceive of. you can be absolutely certain you are not expressing the will of God. In other words. There is nothing to oppose it. marvelous opportunities for service to others. So. If you believe that you must suffer. God can't die. because you are giving the wrong instructions to your subconscious mind. absolute harmony. It can't fight itself. the real truth is that the will of the Infinite for you and for everyone is perfect health. it is the life more abundant. If you are living in poverty or you are ill or mentally disordered. absolute bliss. true expression. the trouble with a lot of people is that they don't realize the magnificent truth that the will of the Infinite for you is something transcending your fondest dreams. the only presence and power. How could Spirit suffer? God is Spirit. according to your belief it is done unto you. greater prosperity. It's the only presence and power. Of course. if you're lonesome and you're frustrated. The joy of the Lord is not your strength.If you say the will of God is to suffer. even in this day and age of science and of knowledge. harmony. if you are not in your true place. that is your prayer. 67 . or vitiate it. and the joy of the Lord should be your strength. It is not the will of God that any person be ill or die. wider and more beautiful self-expression. challenge it. So. thwart. you suffer accordingly. It's the life more abundant. grander experience. It's seeking a holy receptacle that the God Presence might express itself at higher levels through you.

A clergyman went into a home nearby in which a little boy of four years of age had died. your choice. your will to do. and you go from glory to glory.I remember an episode in New York many years ago. The dictionary says that will means your wish. They didn't call the doctor. So. Life is a unity. to be more successful. So. it's a oneness. It is seeking expression as harmony. your will to agree. from wisdom to wisdom. to sing a better song. The clergyman told the parents it was the will of God that the boy died.such as your will to win. your desire. It had nothing to do with the will of God. your will means your conviction. It also says will means the choice of one who has authority to command or decree. It is contributing to humanity. You have bodies to infinity. from strength to strength. there is only life. love and peace. there is no death. to get along better with your neighbors. First of all. 68 . or your desire is for greater health. to be and to have. when you pass on to the next dimension of life. for there is no end. to have a greater measure of wealth. indifference and drunkenness on the part of the parents. A subsequent investigation showed that the father and the mother were intoxicated and the little boy had a fever of 105°. You are not a victim of inscrutable. Yes. Life is an endless development. You go from glory to glory. beauty. life is progression. it is not contrary to the tendency of life or the will of the Infinite. You are in the presence of infinity. The death of the boy was due to the negligence. you put on a new body. or become more proficient in your profession or your business. for there is no end to your glory. your intention -. The Infinite Being is within you. or build a better home for your family. If your desire is to make a better mousetrap. you are told that if you decree a thing it shall come to pass.

shape or form. Sobriety is mine. thought upon thought. they pass from thought. picture upon picture. 69 . That won't work. The wish has become a conviction. In other words. mood upon mood." Whenever the shakes or the jitters come. The doctor is congratulating me on my perfect freedom and health. Like a seed. bequeaths its energy to another form of itself. wish or idea of yours sinks into your subconscious and becomes a conviction. As you realize this. The prayer. you are operating in conformity with the universal tendency of Life. they keep repeating this.In other words. beauty and love. peace. As they continue to do this. “Freedom is mine. but Thy will be done” is not a blind fatalism. That's the power of the Almighty. Their wish must become a conviction before they are healed. plan or purpose is lifeward. but is the realization of that Almighty power backing you up. which are harmony. it dies. That's a wish or desire. "Freedom is mine. There is an Almighty Power backing me up. faith and expectancy. “not my will. Alcoholics may will or desire to give up alcohol. The wish now has become a conviction. they have impregnated it in their subconscious minds. Peace of mind is mine. they repeat to themselves. The apple seed then becomes the apple tree. and picture to function and to fact. that desire. Whatever is impressed in the subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space. and as you claim it boldly." They know the power of the Almighty is backing them up. and a conviction cannot be rescinded. and mood. Peace of mind is mine. That's the power of the Almighty working on his behalf. then by repetition. if it contributes to humanity in any way. They must speak with authority. if your desire. When they realize they have the authority to unite with the Infinite Presence and Power and call upon it. only then can each of them claim. His will has become God's will. knowing it will respond.

for then the power of the Almighty is operating through you. troubles and tragedies he has brought upon me. We bring all troubles on ourselves by our own thinking. A man said to me one time that he would be happy. You experience sickness. they are neutral. pain. Otherwise. It is blasphemy to say the will of God is to suffer. and the attitude we take towards things--not in the things themselves. our ignorance of the laws of life and the way of the Holy Spirit. He said to me. Electricity is not evil. or that you have an accident. but we must use it in the right way. your intention must become a conviction. You punish yourself by the natural laws of cause and effect. or some disease like that. I also pointed out to him it was blasphemy to say that God sends sickness. suffering and tragedies of life. The wind that blows the ship on the rocks will also bring it to a port of safety. then your will is God's will. destructive thinking and misuse of law. had nothing to do with the misery. The powers or forces of nature are not evil. This man really believed that God caused him to suffer. your desire. Somehow he believed that he could run the universe better than the Infinite. But you should learn the laws of navigation. 70 . because blasphemy is lying about the Infinite." I explained to this man that God. must become a subconscious impregnation. suffering and failure because of your own negative. or Infinite Life. We must not blame God. joyous and successful if God would let him alone. Good and evil are the movement of our own minds and the way we think and act. must become a subconscious embodiment.So. "I hate God for all the failure. Punishment ceases when you cease wrongdoing. remember: your wish. because through ignorance and inexperience we make mistakes. disease and suffering on us. That's exactly what it means. or that you have cancer. we may electrocute ourselves and others.

We learn the laws of conductivity and insulation. "I met 71 . Shakespeare said. or thoughts you plant in the garden of your mind. We learn that electricity moves from a higher to a lower potential. and his hearing aid was not satisfactory and caused him great annoyance. He felt embarrassed when they said to him. But if we think evil. The Infinite can't fail. but thinking makes it so. your subconscious accepts and brings it to pass. difficulties and challenges in life. Then we wire our home and do all manner of wonderful things with electricity. you would never grow. How do you use your mind? You must decide what kind of seeds. It enables you to release that imprisoned splendor that is within you. because whatever you consciously claim and feel to be true. it came to release you. felt bitter and resentful. Our subconscious mind is not evil. The Infinite is within you. grow after their kind. The ideas contained and felt as true by your conscious mind will prove to be reproduced on the screen of space. "There is nothing good or bad." The problem you have at this moment is a wonderful opportunity for you to overcome it. thoughts. If you have no problems. because seeds.. who had severe hearing loss and was almost blind for years. good will follow. If you meet the challenge. The problem isn't bad. there is a wisdom and power within you that will enable you to overcome the problem. saying. because you were born to win. He did not want his friends to know he was gradually going blind and deaf at the same time. to triumph. to succeed. It's a marvelous opportunity for you to transcend it and prove your capacity to overcome. We are very humble before the principle. evil will follow. If we thing good. the problem didn't come to plague you. Jerry J. Realize your difficulty or problem. "Why did God do this to me?" He felt insecure and inferior. He had great difficulty in seeing.

My eyes are Divine ideas. My perception of spiritual truth is clear and powerful. better mentally. I love the truth. became active and potent in his life. I see better spiritually. The light of understanding dawns in me. and harmony of God flow through my eyes and ears. and I know the truth. They are perfect Divine instruments.the healing presence 72 . and released that imprisoned splendor -. this moment. which are God's ideas. I hear the truth. The light of God is revealed in my eyes and my ears. eternal." He made excuses." This was his prayer. The healing presence quickens my hearing and my ears are open and free. for his three brilliant daughters. but you never spoke to me. He overcame this by blessing and releasing them mentally. My ears are God's perfect ideas. and his resentment and anger against his condition were magnified and intensified exceedingly. beauty. gradually these truths sank into his subconscious mind. rebuilding my eyes. better physically. He gave thanks for his lovely and faithful wife. for his marvelous friends and all his kind neighbors. enabling me to receive messages from the world within and the world without. The Infinite healing presence is now. Affirming these truths three or four times morning and night. Jerry made a list of all his blessings. and they are functioning perfectly. He ceased blaming God and admitted to himself that there were certain people he did not want to see and voices of certain relatives he did not want to hear. and they are always functioning perfectly. I see images of truth and beauty everywhere. for a lovely home. My ears are the perfect instruments that reveal God's harmony to me. The love. I see more and more of God's truth every day. small voice of God within me. I hear the still. functioning perfectly at all times. and a quality of my mind.you yesterday at the club. I am in tune with the Infinite. His constant prayer was as follows: "My vision is spiritual.

Longfellow said. attributes and potencies of the Infinite. "To will what God wills is the only science that gives us rest. You can't get outside of Infinity. meting out punishment to disobedient children. Every day of our life we can advance.within him. God is the Life Principle in all of us. joyous and free. In fact. of course. happy and joyous. omnipresent. He transcended his problem. "I hate the sight of someone" or "I don't want to see him or her. It is 73 . He transmuted that which he had heretofore called evil to the great good. He is present in you. illumined and inspired who walks the earth with the praise of God forever on our lips. absurd. your subconscious takes you literally. nose and throat specialist were delighted with his improved seeing and hearing." your subconscious takes that literally and proceeds to bring occlusion of vision. It is the will of the Infinite that we should express more and more wisdom. His ophthalmologist and his ear. truth and beauty.happy. All of us are here to reproduce all the qualities. and his eyesight and hearing improved remarkably. joyous person. move forward in the light. One reason for this strange and weird concept is that these people look upon God as a hard taskmaster or some sort of a capricious tyrant living up in the skies. It is the will of the Infinite that we lead lives full of marvelous experiences. In other words. if not downright unpleasant. When you say. he came to see and hear almost normally. We are here to express more of our Divinity every day until we become the person that God intended us to be-. The tragic mistake that we mentioned previously that is often made by many well-meaning people is to assume that the will of God for them is bound to be something evil.” It is the will of God that we should all be healthy. At the end of the month Jerry experienced a great personality change. present everywhere. Now he is happy. That's.

lonesome. He said. All love comes from God. greater wisdom. absolute harmony. 74 . greater self-expression. Which is boundless love.everywhere. sickness. ministers. or a square peg in a round hole.” The marvelous and priceless truth is that the will of God. But when you unite with peace God and express His will. It's in the air. bored." He said. The woman said.” Hell means restriction. the capacity to express more light. vitality and prosperity will come into your experience. If you are ill. and limitation. If the will of God for you were sickness. absolute peace--for God is love. "It is the will of God that I suffer. for us means greater peace. you are not expressing the will of the Infinite. no! They love me. the soil. all the doctors. "Oh. “You can make your bed in heaven. This. "The woman had a great awakening and a complete recovery. Phineus Parker Quimby. or break your bread in hell. Her body was racked with pain. All the love in the world from parents all over the world must be a faint aberration of that infinite ocean of love. harmony. of course. I am there. "Why on earth do you attribute greater love to your parents than the love of the Infinite. Behold. frustrated." He said. Thou art there. As long as you are not expressing God's will you will experience confusion and discord in your life. the New Thought pioneer told the story about a woman who was very ill. is the quintessence of absurdity. "What about your parents? Would they want you to suffer like this?" She said. nurses. “If I ascend up into heaven. truth and beauty. bondage. psychologists. love along all lines. priests and rabbis would be working against the will of God. If I take the wings of the morning and fly to the uttermost parts of the sea. Thou shall meet me. impoverished. prosperity.

'" When you say. If. God is absolute joy and cannot wish grief or sorrow. "I am broke" and "I am tired" and "I am sick" and all that. Death in the Bible is ignorance." You are told in the Bible. it isn't the will of God that your father or your mother or grandmother dies.' Let the widow say. cannot wish anything detrimental to itself. too. God can't wish death. I am weak. It is the same yesterday. 'I am strong. You are here to grow. to expand and unfold. And all the water was here. So. and all the stars nightly to the sky. God cannot wish for discord. 'It is well. you bring that condition on yourself by your negative. to say. That's called death. And the sun comes out. That's called the death in you to truth. I am broke. If you were compelled to love. Peace cannot wish for pain or sorrow. you would never discover yourself. which are lodged in your sub-conscious mind and which come forth as experiences and events in your life. It is wrong. God's will for you is something transcending your fondest dreams. you would have no free will. I am tired. This is why you said. I am sure you don't pray for air. "I choose him or her from all the people in the world to be my lawful wedded spouse. God cannot wish for anything unloving. You weren't compelled to love that person. God is absolute harmony and cannot wish sickness or disease. God is life. volitional being. to the truths of God. of course. and God is love. chaos and confusion. Life feels itself to be love. I am sick. God is absolute peace. 75 . peace and beauty. All the air was here when you were born.God." You are a choosing. for example. "Let the weak say. The will of God is the nature of God. "I am poor. as we said previously. therefore. joy. and. If all your faculties were fully developed when you were born. destructive statements. you were compelled to love your husband or your wife. today and forever. being life. Its tendency is to express its own nature.

that would not be love. You have freedom to love, freedom to give it, freedom to retain it. You are not an animal; you are not governed by instinct. “Choose ye this day who you will serve.” You are a choosing, volitional being. You have initiative; you have incentive. Yes, you have the capacity to choose, as we said; to select and arrive at a decision through your capacity to reason. In the beginning we look out at a three-dimensional world, and are governed by appearances and conditions, until we awaken to the fact that through the medium of our own thought and feeling we can control and direct our lives. Gradually, we awaken to the truth: that circumstances and conditions are effects -not causes -- all other conditions are subject to change. As we change our minds, we change our bodies, our environment, and our condition. What you think you create, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you become. For example, if you talk into a tape recorder, you can erase it. In the same manner you can erase psychic traumas, sense of guilt, fear from your subconscious mind by impressing on your subconscious mind the spiritual truths of God. The new vibratory tone of your thoughts erases the old, negative patterns of thought lodged in your subconscious mind. Therefore, you've freedom to be, to do and have, you've freedom to be what you want to be; so the Life Principle is within you. The God Presence is within you. It is seeking expression through you, and it wants you to reproduce all the qualities and potencies of God. That's what you are here for. Remember, you are a choosing, volitional being. You have choice, intention, inclination, determination, and there is a tendency of the Life Principle to express itself through you. So, in order to make your will or your choice or your desire the will of Omnipotence, well, you must animate it -- make the desire, intention of yours, make

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it alive. Become enthusiastic about it. Feel the reality of it and pour feeling into it until it becomes embodied in the subconscious mind. In other words, you walk with it, nourish it, sustain it, exalt it, feel the power of the Almighty is backing you up; and as you dwell upon it, nourishing it, giving it your attention (attention is the key to life), whatever you give attention to your subconscious will magnify and multiply. So, when you learn to choose wisely you will choose happiness, peace, security, joy, health, abundance, and all the blessings of life. You will begin to choose the kingdom of God within yourself. . So, when you animate that desire of yours, that idea, nourish it, sustain it, feel the reality, rejoice in it, realize the Almighty Power is backing you up, gradually that will gel in your subconscious mind. Like a seed, it will die and come forth as the joy of the answered prayer. Then your will, or your wish, has become God's will and becomes embodied in your deeper mind. When you know the great truths of God and you know how to choose, you won't choose sickness, lack or limitation; you will choose the eternal values of life. You will enthrone the spiritual values and truths of God in your mind. You will busy your mind with these eternal verities until they become a part of your consciousness. Choose Divine guidance, choose right action, choose Divine order and Divine success in your life. What is true of the Infinite is true of you, for God dwells within you and God is the Living Spirit Almighty. God is life; God is your life now. God is always successful, whether making a star, a planet, a tree or a cosmos. Therefore, you were born to succeed, because the Infinite cannot fail. Certainly, that's the will of the Infinite -- that you be success-minded. There are some people who are victims of the mass mind, who unconsciously choose sickness, misfortune, lack and limitation. They say, "A jinx is following me,

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everything is against me, everything I do is wrong, I'm going to fail, I'm going to get the flu," and all sorts of things. They fail to realize that thoughts are things, that what they imagine they become, and that what they feel they attract. If you do not do your own thinking, the newspapers, the neighbors and the mass mind (6 million people) will do your thinking for you. Your life will be a mess. You are a choosing being. What did you choose this morning or this afternoon? What kind of thoughts did you choose? Realize that God's will is being expressed through you at all times. Make a habit of affirming that God's will is being expressed in all departments of your life, making certain, of course, that you know what you mean when you say, "God's will be done." Make sure you are free from these frightful, obnoxious connotations of many people, who think that the will of the Infinite is something unpleasant, something bad. When you use that word, then it's something beautiful, something glorious; because the will of the Infinite can only be life, love, truth, beauty, something magnificent, and something glorious. Say this prayer several times each day: “God is boundless love, absolute bliss, indescribable beauty, infinite intelligence, absolute harmony, omnipotent, omniscient, supreme and absolute peace. There are no divisions or quarrels in the absolute. God is infinitely good and perfect. His eyes are too pure to behold inequity. God's will is being made manifest in my life as harmony, perfect health, happiness, peace, abundance love, and perfect Divine expression.” It's a marvelous attitude of mind. If you meditate on this prayer regularly your present environment and circumstances will magically change and be transformed into the likeness of what you are contemplating. Now, when you say,

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"God's will is operating in my life," it has a magnificent and beautiful significance, full of spiritual precious stones. When you say, "God's plan is made manifest in my life," this, too, has a new and wonderful meaning. God's plan is God's will, and his plan can only be beauty, order, symmetry and proportion, for order is heaven's first law. All the good things of life are for you. You must open your mind to receive them. Open your mouth, He said, and I will fill it. Mouth means mind. In other words, all things be ready if the mind be so. Open your mind to receive. Be a good receiver. Receive the gift that has been proffered, given to you from the foundation of time. God's plan for you could only be to express more of Himself through you, moving ever onward, upward and God-ward. It is a magnificent prayer and superb spiritual strategy to say, with comprehension, "God's will be done," particularly when you understand the spiritual significance of these words. If you enthrone in your mind the definite idea that God's will is operating in all your affairs, this constructive belief in your mind will govern your life and cause you to act and express yourself, as you believe. Your dominant conviction dictates, governs and controls your entire life. When you know that the light and love of God are guiding and governing you in all your ways, you are automatically protected from making errors in judgment, unwise decisions, and wasting your time and effort along useless lines of endeavor. I have heard this expression frequently: “I want it if God wants me to have it.” That's, of course, superstition. What is it God doesn't want you to have? God is the giver and the gift. God gave you Himself. The Presence of God is in your own subjective depths. The whole world is yours.. If you really believe that God is the Divine Presence and Life within you and is Infinite Intelligence and all powerful and boundless love, why should you think that God does not want you to have it? It is

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already given to you. You must accept it. The gift of God is health, peace, joy, true place, abundance, a new home, or what not. All these are for you. Many people utter another superstitious phrase. They say, “maybe it isn't good for me.” When people use such an expression, they are living in a world of duality. They have two powers in their mind, yet there is only one power. They have God and the Devil. They are double minded, unstable in all their ways. Isn't happiness good for you? Surely you must agree that God wants you to be happy. If you pray for right action, why would you begin to think of wrong action? There is no principle of wrong action. There is only a principle of right action in the world. There is no principle of wrong action. What's your motive? In Him there is fullness of joy. In Him there is no darkness at all. There is a principle of joy, not of sadness. There is a principle of love, not of hatred. There is a principle of truth, not of error. There is a principle of harmony, not of discord. What kind of a God would you have that didn't want you to free, be joyous, radiant and illumined? You are here to reproduce all the qualities, potencies and aspects of the One Who Forever Is and to move from glory to glory. If you have a desire for healing, for true expression, for greater wisdom and spiritual understanding, or for greater wealth and expression to do the things you want to do, surely there is not a doubt in your mind that the Infinite Presence and Power wants you to have all these things. If you think that God wants you to be sick or is testing you in some strange way, or if you think that the God Presence could create sickness, such a God is not worthy of your consideration and attention; and the belief is only a false, superstitious concept in your mind. Really, it comes from the jungle.

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You must eradicate that false belief from your subconscious mind and realize that the infinite riches of God are all around you. God is the Living Spirit within you. the Life Principle that we spoke of. God made you rich. You should be completely free in your economic thinking and living. because of false theological beliefs implanted in their subconscious mind when they were young and impressionable. There is no virtue in poverty. 81 . Ideas are wealth. it will never die. God's ideas are infinite. You can have an idea now that could put a million people to work. it's a disease. It's a curse. Many people. economic conditions. why. or creative ideas in the human mind. eternal. Spirit is God. believe that there is some virtue in lack and limitation. are you poor? You cannot count the sands on the seashore or the stars in the heavens above. inexhaustible. a new business venture. An invention is an idea in the mind. stock market fluctuation. a disease of the mind. extravagant and bountiful. Energy is a term used by science for spirit. then. Believe that your supply is from God. The external world. There is no shortage of energy. Today we can look at a vast desert and make it rejoice and blossom as the rose. It has a bad odor. Did you ever try to count the flowers by the wayside as you drive along the road? Everywhere you look you see a profusion of God's wealth. or the opinions of others cannot touch you when you are lifted up in consciousness. or a new real estate project. Nature is lavish. We must open our mind.God wants you to be prosperous as well as healthy. This God Presence supplies all your needs at every moment of time and point of space. be receptive to the Divine influx that is always ready and available. It was never born. God gave you richly all things to enjoy. but there is no shortage of God's wisdom. and you should prosper in all your ways. for energy is spirit. Because of greed and lust we create artificial shortages. So is a book. inflation or deflation.

in your business. Freedom would be your savior. In other 82 . and to believe in a God of abundance is to express the abundant life. you have a desire for health. “if God wants me to write a play he will let me know. the subconscious will bring it to pass. They must appear in your home. “is it the will of God that I sing?” Good heavens -. sickness or a physical prison. If God gave you a voice. If you are in prison. and the urge to achieve and express. “Is it the will of God that I play music?” Imagine saying. You must demonstrate your faith in God and God's riches. write a novel or build a new house. in your body. You don't ask. neurotic. a prison of fear. you desire freedom. Realization of health is. He gave you the organs. To believe in a God of love is to express love. of course. you don't ask. your savior. If you're sick. God gave you your mind. hands to write and build. would it not be extremely foolish for you to think that God did not will these things? God is within you. Your conscious wish or desire has now passed from mere wishing and desiring to a subconscious conviction. Go forth and sing.You are not glorifying the Infinite when you are sick. for God speaks to you through desire. your art. When it is accepted subconsciously. Faith without works is dead. Your idea or desire must be appropriated in your mind and felt as true. in your science. The music may be in your soul. the vocal organs. portray. plus the intelligence and capacity to do all these things.go forth and sing! God gave you the voice. If you have a desire to write a play.” Nothing could be more absurd than that. frustrated. and all phases of your life. and express in your life that which is true of the Infinite. You are here to dramatize. and your desire to express is from God. unhappy or poverty stricken. That's the law of your mind. You are here to reproduce what you really believe in.

or you swim automatically. Their will or desire has become God's will. Gradually. Very 83 . Then you realize that it is God in action in your life. you rejoice in it. or you want it to be accepted and you don't have the money maybe. Alcoholics. you dwell upon it. and if you are desiring health. which automatically comes to pass. and then it becomes a subconscious conviction. You repeated a thought pattern again. it attracts everything necessary for its development. Gradually.words. that your invention came to you from the Infinite and Infinite Spirit opens up the way. it will sink down like the way you learned to walk. Not my will. They has no desire any more. Infinite Spirit will open up the way for you for the perfect development of that idea. Likewise. you. for every desire has its own mathematics and mechanics with it. and again. it sinks into your subconscious mind. Like a seed. or a contract to sing. true place. you are nourishing this idea over and over again. meaning idea. or an open door for your new invention. After a while you walk automatically. or the impregnation of your deeper mind. then. or whatever it might be. How wonderful it is. desire or plan. The subconscious brings it to pass. realize that Infinite Spirit opens up the way for the perfect development of your idea. You feel it. and the will of the subconscious comes to pass. It has become conviction. but Thy will be done. you are gradually dwelling upon it. The only power in the world that can say I will and mean it is your subconscious mind. are free. So. It does open up the way for you. The law of your subconscious is one of compulsion. Therefore. knowing that. Then you see the finished thing and you can hear your spouse or some other friend congratulate you on the marvelous success of your invention. It is your conviction. when they have freedom established in their subconscious minds. you don't pray for what you have. and again.

When he took one. 84 . Habits are formed by repeating certain thought patterns. He now had a mental block in there established in his subconscious mind that reminded him repeatedly. So he turned to drink to relieve the psychic pain. Our subconscious convictions and beliefs dictate and control all our conscious actions. It was suggesting weakness and inferiority to his subconscious mind. is expressed. three or four drinks. He had resented her action. Thy will. he had lost control and was compelled by the law of his subconscious mind to drink. He's lost control. over and over again until they establish patterns in the subconscious mind where they grow until they reach the point of saturation. Whatever is impressed upon it is brought forth as form. In other words. He said if he took one drink he would be compelled to keep on drinking until he fell unconscious on the floor. in the same way you might take aspirin for a headache. So. The subconscious is the power that moves the world. He has no control. function. Whatever is impressed. He repeated this act over and over again. A man came to see me some years ago. My conviction. He was an alcoholic. when he took a drink he is off to the races. he lost control. But now. and each time he took a drink to bolster his spirits. His wife divorced him because of his infidelity. experience and event. Yes. The nature of the subconscious is compulsion. the embodiment in my subconscious mind must come to pass. he was rejecting the power of the Infinite within him. He could choose two. in other words. not my will.simple: A child of seven could understand it. It is very simple. His story was a familiar one. or actions. In the beginning he had choice. and that was it. hated her because she refused to take him back. Thy will be done. you need a drink.

God is punishing you by an accident. you were probably given taboos. happy and joyous. claiming that his food and drink were God's ideas that unfolded within him bringing him harmony. and a series of don'ts. or if you were bad. That's God's will. became his subconscious will. meaning a deep.This man reversed the pattern and freed himself by the use of the same law that made him a compulsive drinker. the dawn came and all the shadows flew away. the mental image was sinking down into his subconscious mind where it was developed in the darkroom of his mind.that God is punishing them because they were bad. peace and joy. desire for freedom from the destructive habit. He pictured himself doing what he longed to do and heard a friend congratulate him on his freedom and sobriety and peace of mind. Whenever he was tempted. They are based upon gross ignorance stupidity and superstition. When you were young. Maybe you were told it was the will of God that you suffer. He was compelled to express freedom. he flashed this movie in his mind. 85 . These are things that parents still tell their children today -. As he continued faithfully imagining his freedom and peace of mind. Regularly and systematically. he contemplated freedom and peace of mind. knowing that the power of the Almighty was by flowing through this mental movie and that a process of mental and spiritual osmosis. Impressions are made on the subconscious by repetition. I was told that if I didn't go to church or say my prayers something bad would happen to me. He ran a movie in his mind several times daily by imagining himself free. When I was young. health. abiding conviction was lodged in his subconscious mind. restrictions. faith and expectancy. These are frightful beliefs! Awful! They contaminate and pollute the soul. When you were sick maybe you were told that it was God’s will that you got sick. for the law of the subconscious is compulsion. His conscious will.

it's the fires of hate. or mental and spiritual awareness. your world. we'd say there is very little love--there is no love at all in that person's life. If you want to see the lake of fire. but love will cast them out. These are the gangsters and the devils that bedevil our minds. There are the fires of vengeance. the objective plane. You have lost reasoning. and move. What kind of love is that? Would you want anyone to burn for all eternity? If you did or you thought that way. realize that God is love and God wouldn't do anything unloving.Perhaps you were told that you were evil that you were a sinner. your profession. There never was a lake of fire. Many minds of children were contaminated. feeling. and that God would punish you. What you feel is true in the heavens of your own mind you shall experience on earth. It means the invisible part of you. Perhaps you were told of a lake of fire waiting for you. You see them in mental institutions. of hostility operating in the human mind. Yes. your environment. Imagine someone saying to you that if you did not believe in a particular creed. and they are punishing themselves. gangsters in our own minds. all phases of your life. God is life -It's not up in the sky somewhere. God is love. of hostility and of vengeance. the immaterial part of you: thought. It means the Infinite Intelligence within your being. these are the devils. and life. So. you would burn for all eternity. of hate. The earth is your body. In Him we live. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” is a wonderful prayer when you realize the meaning of it. burning up our tissues. There is no such place. Surely. Your 86 . harmony or health. your pocketbook. and have our being. Heaven means your own mind. you can go into any psychiatric ward and see it. You are alive! Well. and all that. your circumstances. polluted with all kinds of strange notions and false doctrines. So. when you have gangsters in your mind you don't have peace.

and we must resurrect faith. cleansing. Each day is a time of renewal. This is to remind us that we must awaken the God Presence within us. Your will has become God's will. Life feels itself to be beauty. It's seeking a holy receptacle that it might express itself at higher levels through you. Itself. vitalizing life of the Holy Spirit. My body is a temple of the Living God. to be joy. The peace of God fills my soul. to be harmony. to choose your goals. whole and perfect. The love of God saturates my whole being. 87 . Fear.will is your capacity to define your objectives. order and beauty. Live with it mentally by loving it. ignorance and superstition must die in us. or the joy of the answered prayer. it becomes gelled within you. harmonizing. love and goodwill. It is pure. with feeling: “I am filled with the free-flowing. resurgence and rebirth. It seeks to express itself through you. and God in the midst of me is guiding me now. The tendency of Life is to express itself. confidence. arise from our long winter sleep of limitation and walk forth in the morning of a new day and a new life. Say to yourself. All nature proclaims the glory of a new day. Your desert has become paradise. to be wisdom. God hath not given you the spirit of fear. giving it your attention and devotion. nursing it. governed by Divine wisdom and Divine order. So. Every function of my mind and body is controlled. God in the midst of me is mighty to heal. God is the Life Principle. and Life is always seeking to express itself. ideal or plan. the tendency of Life is to express itself. but a power of love and a sound mind. The will of God is the tendency of Life. healing. Begin now to take the following transfusion of God's grace and God's love. to be love. Finally. “ In A Nutshell God is Life with no beginning or end.

Faith without works is dead. The powers or forces of nature are not evil. in your science. You have choice. volitional being. they are neutral. You have freedom to love. “not my will. as we said. It is the will of the Infinite that we should express more and more wisdom. in your business. neurotic.” You are a choosing. faith and expectancy. We are here to express more of our Divinity every day until we become the person that God intended us to be – a happy. You are not glorifying the Infinite when you are sick. You are not an animal. you have the capacity to choose. you are not governed by instinct. Good and evil are the movement of our own minds and the way we think and act. freedom to give it. unhappy or poverty stricken.The prayer. freedom to retain it. They must appear in your home. that desire. and there is a tendency of the Life Principle to express itself through you. then by repetition. You must demonstrate your faith in God and God's riches. volitional being. Yes. “Choose ye this day who you will serve. determination. joyous person. your art. in your body. It is the will of God that we should all be healthy. intention. and the attitude we take towards things -.not in the things themselves. and as you claim it boldly. and all phases of your life. truth and beauty. As you realize this. inclination. wish or idea of yours sinks into your subconscious and becomes a conviction. illumined and inspired who walks the earth with the praise of God forever on our lips. but is the realization of that Almighty power backing you up. but Thy will be done” is not a blind fatalism. you are a choosing. to select and arrive at a decision through your capacity to reason. happy and joyous and lead lives full of marvelous experiences. You have initiative. frustrated. you have incentive. Remember. You are here 88 .

with comprehension." particularly when you understand the spiritual significance of these words. or your wish. When you animate that desire of yours. and wasting your time and effort along useless lines of endeavor. It is a magnificent prayer and superb spiritual strategy to say. Like a seed. governs and controls your entire life. and express in your life that which is true of the Infinite. unwise decisions. gradually that will gel in your subconscious mind. you are automatically protected from making errors in judgment. "God's will be done. Your dominant conviction dictates. that idea.to reproduce what you really believe in. this constructive belief in your mind will govern your life and cause you to act and express yourself. When you know that the light and love of God are guiding and governing you in all your ways. it will die and come forth as the joy of the answered prayer. 89 . nourish it. Then your will. If you enthrone in your mind the definite idea that God's will is operating in all your affairs. rejoice in it. has become God's will and becomes embodied in your deeper mind. portray. feel the reality. realize the Almighty Power is backing you up. as you believe. You are here to dramatize. sustain it.

The ancient scripture says. the great English electrical scientist. and rose up in haste. and Abednego. just as she had seen in her vision. There were two men in it. True. Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king. and said unto his counselors. They were burned to a cinder. Suddenly." When you are in a certain state of mind. Then Nebuchadnezar the king was astonished. and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. and spake. wrote in scientific paper about an experience of one of his associates. fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. She knew the place and the time. The two stood there praying. and they have no hurt. the airplane. Shadrach. walking in the midst of the fire. He answered and said. She knew this was going to take place. then cracked and fell. She went to the house of a friend that overlooked the field. It burned and cracked. fire does not burn you and poisons do not kill. Meshach. Effel Ralston. saw an airplane come out of the clouds in flames. Meshach. Lo. your awareness of the Living Spirit Almighty within you. who. She looked about to see what the aviators were like. and 90 . and they were absolutely untouched. in a clairvoyant vision. "Water wets it not. fire burns it not.Chapter 4 – The Fourth Way to Pray The Book of Daniel says: "And these three men." The fourth man in the fiery furnace is the consciousness of God. you are in tune with the Infinite. She couldn't distinguish anything about them. At half past two she asked the lady of the house to come up and help her. It burned out about 100 feet from the ground. 0 king. which she had seen in a clairvoyant vision. came out aflame. a higher spiritual dimension. It was like the case of Shadrach. wind blows it not away. It means you are in an exalted state of mind. I see four men loose. and swords pierce it not.

Love in the Bible means allegiance. in his writings states that in Surrey. the Infinite within you. and they succeeded in saving their lives. Faith. There are many such cases recorded all over the world. physicists and psychologists of Oxford and Cambridge graded the tests. Physicians. and I sat back in the machine. The Indians walked the fire under controlled conditions. and insight into the working of the law. Joseph Chilton-Pierce. harmony. bathed by the light of God. a research scholar. which means to make it real. loyalty. They were not even singed. There cannot be two Infinites. under the skeptical and probing eyes of 91 . You put the Creator first in your life. Understanding means you stand on your confidence. love. they could have saved the plane also. in 1935 and 1936 the English Society for Psychical Research ran a series of tests on two Indian fakirs imported expressly for the purpose. One of them said. The Fourth Way to Pray is to contemplate the Presence of God. chemists. and understanding. knowing whatever you believe in your heart will come to pass. In other words. I AM and there is none else. peace. of course. and devotion to the One Power. beauty and Divine right action. and in their minds and hearts immersed these men in the Holy Omnipresence. The two women mentioned by Ralston prayed by practicing the Presence of God where the plane was. England. means your definite belief that there is a response from Infinite Intelligence when you call upon it. That man turned out to be the son of the lady she had asked to come up and help her.Abednego. for there is only One Power. trust." There he was in a furnace. they contemplated the presence of love. Had they had one hundred percent realization. The three men mentioned in Daniel represent faith. That's called love in the Bible. Infinity cannot be divided or multiplied. "I was about to throw myself out when suddenly a sense of absolute peace and safety came.

too. Her doctor explained the miracle. this came about as a result of Virginia's fervent prayer when she knew she would be healed and would live. The fakirs. Surface temperatures were between 4500 and 5000 Celsius. it's a way of thinking. of course. There was no trickery or hallucination." It is true. "I am not interested in sinking or floating." This love of life communicates itself and is probably one of the reasons for the success of her TV show "Climbing to the Top. Faith is an attitude of mind. no preparations made. Mr. The interior temperature was 14000 C. the One Power that responds to you when called upon. dying in 1998 at the age of 86. He shed his shoes and hand in hand they walked the fire ecstatic and unharmed. Ms. Graham lived for another 40 years. In the Psychic Digest there appeared the following article: “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. The professor was seized with faith that he could. It's faith in the Creative Power. could walk the fire if he so desired by holding the fakir's hand." she claims. He said Virginia purified her blood stream with her thoughts. No chemicals were used. but when you tune in with the Infinite and reach a high state of consciousness you are immune. told the professor he. sensing the longing. Pierce pointed out that a high point was reached when one of the fakirs noticed a Professor of Psychology avidly intrigued and dumbfounded. 92 . They repeated the performances under a variety of conditions and over a period of several weeks on demand. many die of terminal cancer. "I have a surviving point of view.science itself. All of us know fire burns. An altered state of consciousness brought about the healing. but she decided to believe in another way and established a new construct in her mind. Actually.

balance. All of us should turn to the Supreme Intelligence within. which saved his life. That's the Fourth Way to Pray. turn to the Divine Presence within you. the Self-Originating Spirit. and experienced the functioning of the higher powers within him. happiness. and was only a few miles off his course. philosophy. controlling his mind and body. Learn all the science you can. But when you meet with some great difficulty or challenge and you find that all you know and believe does not solve it. Remember. yet they remained human in outline form. When his conscious. serenity and tranquility. radio or parachute. he was immobilized. Lindbergh could not focus his attention on his route. he became aware of transparent forms riding with him. Yet. and let that Presence and Power coordinate all our activities and direct our lives to ways of pleasantness and paths of peace. spoke with human qualities and gave him rare information on navigation. it's very important. which directed the flight and prodded him to activity when necessary. reasoning mind was suspended in sleep. He had a fourth-dimensional experience. Get a religion that you believe in. you must demonstrate what you believe. During the flight he slept with his eyes wide open. and be devoutly religious. Get a good philosophy of life that gives you poise. he was a pioneer. but all these three fail time and time again to solve the problems of men and women in this world. peace of mind. yet when he awakened he sighted Ireland.You may have a wonderful knowledge of science. and reassured and comforted him all the way. and was guided only by a compass. He did not have a copilot. but his subconscious mind took over. A religion should give you joy. he was sound asleep. and security. He felt that he was guided by phantom-like beings that were very friendly. 93 . When Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic Ocean. These friendly images had no rigid bodies.

the Self-Perpetuating One. and also rain came to quench his thirst. It responded to him. Science is constantly changing. knowing in your heart that It is allwise. his philosophy and his science didn't save him. He was protected and rescued in Divine order. dynamic. the Living Spirit Almighty. It is a changing. Milliken pointed that out years ago. frequencies and intensities. living universe. It went with the discovery of radioactivity. It's the Ever-Living One. Energy is a term used by scientists for Spirit. Eddie Rickenbacker was adrift on a raft in the ocean. So. Today we are dealing with a universe of density. Dr. Today energy and mass are inter-convertible and interchangeable. but when he called on the Universal Presence and Power Which is omnipresent and ever present help in time of trouble. Some years ago Robert Milliken of California Institute of Technology pointed out that the dogma of immutable elements is gone. Everything in the universe is alive -. the greater measure of freedom exists. plus an awareness and exalted recognition of the Presence of God in humankind. different degrees of intelligence. Rubinstein of UCLA in an article in the Los Angeles Times said that the medicine of 94 . philosophy and religion. Religion. or God. his religious beliefs. supreme. omniscient.are now gone as distinct and separable verities. He called on the Universal Presence and Power and a gull came on his shoulder for food. Medicine is rapidly changing. the All-Wise One. the more intelligence that is resurrected in humankind. the Self-Renewing One. evolving. the All-Knowing One. omnipotent. It knows only the answer. The two fundamental principles -. Einstein said that matter was energy reduced to the point of visibility. Dr. The Fourth Way takes in all the knowledge of science. philosophy.conservation of mass and conservation of energy -.different degrees of aliveness or livingness. and before you call the answer is there.that Absolute Being.

too. So. the Law of Love and Kindness. such as a belief in the Golden Rule. The tree of life is the Living Presence Almighty within you. such as the six days of creation and God rested on the seventh. "If God did not exist. Some people still do.are within all of us. and that the doctor practicing according to just what was learned when he or she was in medical school is completely out of date and may be dangerous. the priest would carry the host in a procession. abundance. and security. fixations. the good and evil are within ourselves. Dogmatism is the attitude of a closed mind. like a tree. peace. Honesty and Integrity. has been a great boon and blessing to humankind. it would be necessary to invent him. pour holy water on the streets and sprinkle it on the 95 . The tree of good and evil represents good and bad thoughts or ideas that. Chemistry and physics are rapidly undergoing a transformation. so much so that the textbooks of a few years ago are out of date now. And harmonious interaction of your conscious and subconscious minds brings forth health. become fixed and grow up into opinions. Religion is changing all over the world. Voltaire said. and Adam and Eve are the first parents in the Garden of Eden. The good ideas grow up. In ancient times in Europe when a plague hit a city. Adam and Eve is your conscious and subconscious mind. The Garden of Eden is your own subconscious mind. happiness. Dogmatism means to assert something without knowledge.the tree of good and evil -. So. the tree of life -. It is foolish to talk about the six days of creation or the rotation of the sun about the earth.just a few years ago is completely outmoded due to rapid advances in science and technology. It's to assert something which every scientist knows is false. prejudices and fears. People believed the earth was flat at one time." Science has made wonderful strides. All that is just a parable.

caused doctors to adopt sterilization procedures in hospitals. There is no difference. many others. kind. There are many good. Kant. or defraud. William James. until we awaken to the Presence and Power of God within us and realizes six billion people in this world are simply extensions of ourselves. We have had wars down through the ages and will continue to have them as long as humankind is what it is. Each one is necessary and useful. we will pour forth our benediction on all humankind. They follow all the tenets.such as creed. and many. philosophy and religion -. Down through the ages we had frightful religious wars. pocketbooks and circumstances. bodies. because we realizes that whatever we can claim and feel to be true. Prior to that people died like flies on the hospital table. There isn't any such thing as holy water. Then we will realize that whatever we wish or thin about another we are creating in our own minds. They have set forth marvelous truths. but all three -. Socrates. the Spirit will give it to us. There will be no avarice in our hearts. and regulations of their churches. such as Plato. dogma and tradition. Water is just H20. Emerson. We have had wonderful philosophers.science. Aristotle. But philosophy is not of much use unless we put it into practice. saving countless lives. Theologians talk about God instead of teaching men and women to experience God in their own hearts. It's the same water in Lourdes as in your tap. have failed miserably to bring peace to the troubled mind. Science came along and introduced sanitation and hygiene. there is only One Mind. Plotinus. Science has not been able to solve the problems of the world. They are 96 . cheat.people. Philosophers have argued among themselves. thereby saving countless lives. We won’t want to steal. rules. rob. Then when we awaken to that simple truth. Pasteur and other researchers through their discoveries. Lister. religious people.

a person may go to church every day and receive sacraments but if that person expects reverses. What you really believe in your heart is what you experience. tithe and do all these things. so is he. but it's what you believe in your heart that is made manifest. They take Emerson in school as literature. You might be kind to the poor. You answer your own prayer. they suffer miserably in hospitals and mental institutions. You'd be walking along the shores of reality. or fears some sickness. From an external standpoint this is true--that these so-called good people follow the liturgies and standards of their religious beliefs. visit hospitals. you will fail. You are living in the jungle. You are your own savior. "Man is what he thinks all day long. If you follow the ideas of Emerson you will be walking in the light. you answer your own prayer. They believe in personal saviors and so on. even if you work very hard. You might be very good. But. If you do not know that. experience and event. They can quote Plato and Aristotle and Emerson. function. You'd experience the moment that lasts forever. It is a deep-seated belief in your subconscious that is made manifest. You are a medievalist in your thinking. Whatever you impress on your subconscious is expressed as form. you are living in the dark ages. Of course. Emerson said. but is the belief in the heart that matters. It is your emotional espousals that are made manifest." 97 . yet their lives are chaotic. Many people may get 100 percent in their philosophical examination.” so does he act. and you can't think negatively and experience constructively and harmoniously.conventionally good. If you believe in failure. so does he experience. so does he become. For example. or fears the flu. or fears failure. not what you give theoretical assent to. But the law of mind is: “As a man thinketh in his heart (or subconscious). for the law of the Lord is perfect. all these things will be experienced by him or her. It is not your nominal belief.

They will be here in a half an hour. digested. the Almighty Power. He said. "How did you know I was here?" They explained that an officer appeared and gave them exact instructions. he was capable of giving direction." he said. He asked them." This means. "I was not asleep. You could call that a thought form that has a capacity to speak. Each is doing good in its own way. These philosophical ideas. he said." And they did. you see." He said he knew that Infinite Intelligence would respond. He said. A few minutes later. appropriated. Anyhow. It is All Wise and is leading me to safety now. or some people would say it is a fourth-dimensional being. I heard the voice. "Describe him." In a half an hour the medics came on the scene and rescued him. who had served in Viet Nam. dressed his own wounds. told me that he parachuted out of his plane and found himself in the jungle. Head knowledge is not heart knowledge. He had knowledge of science. for the ways are past finding out. if you exalt God in the midst of you. Science. 98 . An air force doctor. "I will order the medics to come for you. philosophy and religion are necessary. And he called it the great Oversoul within. His brother had been killed in action a year previously. I was consciously aware. "all goes well. are not assimilated. This is the Fourth Way. But don't forget to embrace them all under the banner of the Presence of God in you."If your soul is erect. The answer comes in ways you know not of. and it was all real. and he studied the philosophies of the world." That has happened more than once. his brother appeared to him and said. and the description fit his brother exactly. or incorporated in their subconscious mind. He began to pray as follows: "I know God or Spirit is within me.

He tasted the Lord and found Him good. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. and the breath of the Almighty hath given him life. coming in all directions. There was an answer. from Infinite Intelligence. while in the lion's den. So. In the Book of Daniel it says: "Thy God whom thou service continually. and in his extremity he turned to this Power. Concentrate on a 99 . "The only thing I could remember was a prayer at my mother's knee: The Lord is my shepherd. When faced with a threatening situation. The rain came down in torrents. look at the problem. Many people. They magnify it exceedingly in their life. a way out.Now. I shall not want." He said he didn't even know the meaning of it. He will deliver thee. these truths were incorporated in his soul. I shall not want. It is a story about you. a response. but he recalled a few verses: "The Lord is my shepherd.” The story of Daniel is the story of all people everywhere. Understanding this drama enables you to extricate yourself from that acute problem in your life. And he said. Turn away like Daniel from your problem. I remember a soldier telling me that bullets were all around him. turned his back on the beast and turned towards the light within. argue about it. He found his way to safety. talk about it. And all of a sudden lightning came and a terrific flood. Remember. when they have a problem. It is said that Daniel. And he experienced it. and the bullets ceased. It engulfs them. he turned his back on the lions and looked for a solution. Daniel is you. a terrific storm. and magnify it. this doctor's science. The lions were powerless to hurt him. philosophy and nominal religious belief could not rescue him. He restoreth my soul. You can't take away that experience from him. But there is a Spirit within us. Yes. through the Power of the Almighty within him." These few words he remembered.

My God. or awareness. Thou shalt preserve me. Remember. You will say of the Lord. In every problem lies a solution. Continue in this belief knowing that an Almighty Power is moving on your behalf. the Power of the Almighty will respond. and a new earth will appear. In every question there is an answer. Remember these words: “Thou art my hiding place. Turn away from the problem. the Eternal Cause of all creation. You abide in the shadow of the Almighty. the Infinite within you. confident that it shall appear in its full-blown potential as all seeds grow after their kind. Lions in the Bible represent seemingly insoluble situations of a threatening nature. 100 . There cannot be two Infinites. He is your refuge. is the only Presence and Power. by claiming and feeling the reality of your desire. Because you set His love upon you. a new mental attitude. Create a new heaven. in Him will you trust. as the ways of your subconscious are past finding out. God is an ever-present help in time of trouble.solution through the Power of the Almighty. He covers you with his feathers and under His wings shall you rest. Focus your attention upon it. He will prepare a place for you in the homeland of Eternity and guide you to safety. Infinity cannot be divided or multiplied. And the truth of God shall be your shield and also your buttress. Focus your attention on the solution. Your desire for freedom from your problem is a seed you deposit in your subconscious mind. Your consciousness.” In A Nutshell The Fourth Way to Pray is to contemplate the Presence of God. Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance now and forever more. You dwell in the Secret Place. As you do. The realization of your desire is like dropping a seed into prepared soil in your garden. Do not worry or be anxious about the way the answer comes. your fortress.

It knows only the answer. If you believe in failure. We won't want to steal. the Spirit will give it to us. knowing in your heart that It is all-wise. So. that Absolute Being. turn to the Divine Presence within you.the tree of good and evil --are within all of us. The tree of life is the Living Presence Almighty within you. the Living Spirit Almighty. the Law of Love and Kindness. You are your own savior. Of course. the tree of life -. pocketbooks and circumstances. philosophy and religion. the Self-Renewing One. plus an awareness and exalted recognition of the Presence of God in humankind. or defraud. The good ideas grow up. Then when we awaken to that simple truth. Whatever you impress on your subconscious is expressed as form. function. prejudices and fears. rob. There will be no avarice in our hearts. The tree of good and evil represents good and bad thoughts or ideas that. like a tree. So. the good and evil are within ourselves. It's the Ever-Living One. What you really believe in your heart is what you experience. the All-Knowing One. bodies. because we realizes that whatever we can claim and feel to be true. omniscient. supreme. cheat. Honesty and Integrity. omnipotent. The Fourth Way takes in all the knowledge of science. experience and event. and before you call the answer is there. you answer your own prayer. 101 . become fixed and grow up into opinions. It is a deep-seated belief in your subconscious that is made manifest. such as a belief in the Golden Rule. fixations. too. the Self-Perpetuating One. Whatever we wish or think about another we are creating in our own minds. the All-Wise One.When you meet with some great difficulty or challenge and you find that all you know and believe does not solve it. we will pour forth our benediction on all humankind. You answer your own prayer.

but is the belief in the heart that matters. visit hospitals. argue about it. It engulfs them. Focus your attention upon it. but it's what you believe in your heart that is made manifest. look at the problem. They magnify it exceedingly in their life. It is not your nominal belief. you will fail. Many people.even if you work very hard. and magnify it. tithe and do all these things. the Power of the Almighty will respond. You might be very good. when they have a problem. Concentrate on a solution through the Power of the Almighty. talk about it. 102 . not what you give theoretical assent to. As you do. You might be kind to the poor. Turn away like Daniel from your problem.

tissue. The chemistry that was taught in college years ago is outmoded. skin and cells. which already exists. There is a revolution going on today in the field of chemistry and physics. Your thoughts can be photographed. antiquated and 103 . He stood gazing intently at her for some time. and they are gradually being condensed into muscle. That's why your thought is creative. One day he concentrated his attention on a frail. He succeeded in releasing spontaneous life in some chemicals that were reduced to saline proportions. tried to create life. so is he. But God is life.Chapter 5 – Science and Religion Some years ago Dr. he was surprised to find a miniature form of this woman. Littlefield realized nobody could create life. he discovered that his focused thought took form. Day after day. events and conditions. All that is possible is to bring certain chemicals together in certain proportions in a test tube and release life. it will never die. shape and structure in your brain. They have form. He also discovered the truth of the Biblical statement: “As a man thinketh in his heart (subconscious mind). mold and shape your destiny. Dr. Life has no beginning or end. Your thoughts become cells. That's scientifically true today. he concentrated on certain mental pictures. When he turned back to look at the saline solution. It was never born. and he was amazed to see his mental imagery take form in the shapes developed by the crystals in the saline solution under the microscope. So. Charles Littlefield. muscle and bone. Your thoughts are the tools and instruments that fashion. as well as experiences. elderly lady.” While concentrating on a saline solution by peering through a microscope. a distinguished scientist. That's why you are what you think all day.

the dogma of immutable elements disappeared through the discovery of radioactivity. and Spirit is the highest degree of matter. God is worshipped in Spirit and in Truth. There is only one substance today. magazines and newspapers of today. God. Einstein and other scientists have also pointed out the interconvertibility of energy into mass and mass into energy. The whole world is a world of vibration. are now gone as distinct and separable verities. Everything today is vibration. He replied. which is. That Spirit is within you. It consists of waves of light vibrating at different rates of vibration. For example. frequencies and intensities. In other words. The ancient Upanishads said ten thousand years ago: "Matter is the lowest degree of Spirit. changing. of course. the postulate of immutable elements is gone. our modern scientists are saying that energy and mass are one. density. Your body is plastic. dynamic. "Energy reduced to the point of visibility. porous and viable. Robert Andrew Millikin. who was head of California Institute of Technology at Pasadena for many years. conservation of mass and conservation of energy. Modern science teaches that the only difference between one 104 . Scientists today point out that we are in a living. I read an article in which someone asked Einstein what matter was. God is Spirit. The only difference between any substances in the world is the number and rate of motion of electrons around a nucleus. Everything is alive. form or figure. Spirit is without face. evolving universe. we are reading about the discoveries of modern science. said that the two fundamental principles." Modern science is saying the same thing today. So. Dr. In our periodicals. Energy is a term used by scientists for Spirit." Conceptions of the conservation of energy and conservation of mass are considered no longer sacrosanct. So.completely irrelevant to modern discoveries.

illumination or inspiration? We are dealing with the intangible. wisdom. You cannot see the Power that moves your finger to write. or you can play a hymn of hate. you do not think the finger moves itself. archaeologists. When you lift a chair. Some said that all we had to do was make more exact quantitative measurements upon the old phenomena. Geologists. Surely. proving the dictum of Pythagoras that number and motion ruled the world. and other scientists realize that the cosmos took form according to a definite cosmic design and took countless millions of years to assume the form it now has. The body acts as acted upon. anthropologists. and the imponderable. Can you measure life.substance and another is the number and rate of motion of electrons revolving around a nucleus. paleontologists. Your body is characterized by inertia. and that God somehow got tired and rested on the seventh day. There are people living in this country today who take he Bible literally and believe the world was created in six days. The body moves as moved upon. understanding. the invisible. We cannot measure love with a ruler or weigh it on a scale. You can play on your body a melody of God. You will find that the dogma of many religious groups asserts or affirms some things to be true which are completely contradicted by modern scientific findings. All these changes took place in 105 . it's not your fingers. and your thoughts. It is only a parable. There were scientists in the nineteenth century who were under the impression that all great discoveries in physics had already been made. astronomers. physicists. emotions and imagery are played upon it for good or ill. peace or beauty? Can you measure happiness. it's the Unseen Power lifting the chair.

And earth peopled by the lowest forms of life. Then succeed untold millennia of slow geological formations. unhurried forward movement brings things stage by stage to the conditions in which we know them now. when you know that your prayer is answered. which is the only creative power. In psychological parlance. It has nothing to do with Sunday. the six days represent the length of time it takes you to take that marvelous idea you have. whether vegetable or animal." A great number of modern scientists today agree with Troward. It 106 . There is also a spiritual esoteric meaning to all parts of the Bible. Six days means simply the length of time it takes you to impregnate your subconscious with your desire or idea. Judge Troward. who wrote that way back in 1900. The seventh day is the Sabbath.Divine order and sequence according to an archetypal design of the Infinite Intelligence. who lived in India for many years. That's called the Sabbath in the Bible. or any day. and a marvelous intuitive individual. or Monday. It's an interval of time between the impregnation and the manifestation. You could look at the six days of creation as six great stages in the evolution of the cosmos. It was an intuitive perception of the truths of the Bible. and emotionalize it and feel it to be true. we actually have no Bible at all. This is what he said: "The physical history of our planet shows us first an incandescent nebula dispersed over vast infinitudes of space. meaning a certitude. or concept. from which crude beginnings a majestic. unceasing. a conviction. or Saturday. And unless we understand the inner meaning. Later this condenses into a central sum surrounded by a family of glowing planets hardly yet consolidated from the plastic primordial matter. The story in Genesis also portrays the six steps in prayer. a great student of all religions of the world. wrote many textbooks on the science of the mind.

Scientists kneel and pray before the altar of Being. without hesitation. television. And dynamically reveal that we are living in an ever changing. he was convinced that the whole universe was simply a thought -. an hour. Therefore. 107 . that the whole universe is a mental phenomenon. with great courage and faith. envelope it in love. such as nuclear trans-substantiation.a thought of the infinite Being thinking mathematically. said that after forty years of research. discarded the gross atomistic concepts of yesterday. you haven't impregnated your subconscious mind. fluidic universe of dancing forces. had. the whole world is a thought of God. These scientists have demonstrated their own miracles.might take you a minute. bequeaths its energy to another form of itself. atomic energy. The Upanishads said thousands of years ago that God thinks and worlds appear. As long as you desire it. you impress the subconscious mind. So. time-space fusion. you no longer seek that which you have. like a seed dies in the ground. physicist and astronomer in England. space travel. who was knighted for his work. And when your desire or idea dies in your subconscious mind. radio. orderly and sequentially. and so on. The modern physicist. Sir James Jeans. or several days. New discoveries and revelations are compelling scientists to discard the old mechanistic and materialistic concepts of the nineteenth century. astronomer or scientist cannot afford to have a closed mind. The new nuclear physics. if you think of your ideal with interest. Because you're at rest. it will sink into your subconscious and come to pass. As soon as you succeed in impregnating the subconscious by imagining the reality of your desire and feeling the thrill of fulfillment. your prayer is the same thing.

you must ask yourself such questions as follow: Where did such an idea come from? Who said it? Why was it said? What's the origin of it? Is there any sense or meaning to it? Is it contrary to the laws of life and the way of the Spirit? Is it illogical..In materia medica circles it is customary to discard the textbooks of yesterday's pathologies and nostrums. etc. hell. fear and hope gave rise to the first idea of religion. Ask yourself: Have I been brainwashed since my youth? Am I hypnotized. Arrive at the hour of decision in your own mind where none but the best wine of spiritual wisdom shall be put forth for the guests who hunger for a more wholesome fare. Furthermore. The fire burned them. a victim of ignorance. which they found within themselves. originated and postulated God outside themselves. superstition and fear? Where did such ideas originate? Primitive people. it's absolutely false. purgatory. The water flooded their land and the cattle were drowned. unreasonable. and unscientific? Is it contrary to the laws of Nature? If so. evil forces--the language and verbiage of years ago. Become an open-minded seeker after truth. Their idea of external powers was the primitive and fundamental type of every idea of God for these elements were forces of Nature. envy. Likewise. Devil. the thunder terrified them. you must discard old superstitions and false beliefs about an avenging God. Realize that all these are simply states of mind created by our ancestors due to their ignorance and lack of understanding. The sun gave him heat and also scorched the earth. Love or aversion. Primitive and prehistoric people realized that they were subject to forces over which they had no control. hate. such as jealousy. 108 . in the primitive state of mind they attributed to God all passions. not knowing where God was. We must understand these things today in simple language. anger. When you say that God is punishing you or that God will judge you on the last day.

stupidly and maliciously. It's a science of the mind. it governs you. When you use it constructively. Liar-in-Wait. that belief governs them. work very hard. they were able to bribe that person. When you use it ignorantly. offer certain gifts. misery.Primitive people in their infantile reasoning perceived that when a stronger person was about to injure them. health and happiness. your actions and reactions. the waters. suffering. There is only One Power. misfortune. Because they believe it to be true. and other ways abase themselves. There is only One Power. You could work 18 hours a day. From this crude reasoning they proceeded to supplicate the intelligences of the winds. Satan. therefore mollifying the other's attitude. you can't succeed. you call it God. It's your deep-seated beliefs. that a jinx is following you. They proceeded to make offerings and sacrifices to the gods of the winds and the rain. but you still will fail because that's the dominant idea in your mind. you have installed a false belief in your mind. The first people conceived the universe to be filled with innumerable gods. Thinking in the heart is subconscious. Some people believe in a jinx following them. Their ideas of God were divided according to the sensations of pleasure and pain and derived solely from the forces of nature. Whatever idea or belief is dominant in your subconscious mind this morning takes control of your thoughts. Their 109 . That's a false god. harmoniously and peacefully. the universality of these two characters in all systems of religion. hoping they would hear them and answer their prayers. They divided the gods and genii into beneficent and malignant powers. And according to your belief is it done unto you. What is the dominant idea in your mind? If you believe in failure. the stars. hence. your emotional espousals that govern you and control you. If you believe that the weather gives you a cold. you call it the Devil. and so on.

Your whole body is waves of light. everything is light. space science. too. health. but it's also subjective and can be communicated. joy. That's what modern science says. They don't completely know what light is. Who does? But you can learn a lot about it. Consciousness. Some say light moves in waves. created by themselves.jinx is their fears. too. It's based upon the response of your sub-conscious mind to your conscious thinking and imagery. Arthur Thompson. knowledge of your Divinity. science of mathematics. It's not concerned wholly with material or objective world.good or bad." Great scientists all talk of the Infinite and talk along the great laws 110 . Then you discover that you become what you think all day long. and busy your mind with these ideas. They generate their own emotion. We do not know all about the Supreme Intelligence within our-selves. You can learn how your conscious and subconscious minds work. and you'll get results. But with each theory they get results under certain circumstances. Emotions compel you to act them out. awareness is the light. You can enthrone in your mind the idea of harmony. You can practice it. think evil and evil follows. and no Power that is not ultimately His. emotionalized and felt to be true. There is a science of the mind. and so on. will come to pass -. It can be taught. and you can get results. You can practice it. physics. said: "There can be nothing in this world that can exist apart from God. superstitions enthroned in their minds. Everything is light today. others say it forms particles called quanta. one of the world's distinguished scientists. “you are told. right action. There is a science of chemistry. peace. or Divine Science. Scientists tell us they do not know what light is. Any idea. Think good and good follows. “I am the light of the world. You can rely on the laws of mind. Everything is vibration.

which stretch out to the absolute.of mind. he said. All these distinguished scientists--many of them Nobel Prize winners--are mystics. within you. In other words. They all realize that there is an Infinite Spirit governing all things. with our leading magazines and journals publishing many articles on nutrition by specialists. is a belief. It is spiritual reality beyond the everyday world. said in Lessons of Living: "For the past decade. according to the principle of nutrition. my physical well-being depends for its development upon my daily diet. The words of the Bible are applicable: ‘Be not. a distinguished Canadian chemist. the Beautiful. Albert Cliff. several years ago. The word 'vitamin' is flung at us from every conceivable angle with warnings of the dreadful things that will happen to us should we not heed their importance." "As a food chemist I know that the foods I eat each day are converted to the various parts of my body.’ By an application of these words. The center of religion. which is. intellectual and emotional movements of the mind. Sir Arthur Thompson said religious activity consists of tendrils. In other words. However. of course. and the largest fact in religious experience. and the Good. should never have occurred. the whole world has been increasingly food conscious. A mystic is a person who intuitively perceives the great truths of God without any conscious process of reasoning. he is saying to turn within to the One. most of them advising us to eat the food we ought to eat instead of the food we like to eat. It was then that I came into the study of the mind. I discovered that I alone was the cause of my intense suffering from 111 . it was found that in spite of a so-called perfect diet of the right foods. many people suffered from diseases which. therefore. which has taught me that the food I give to my mind each hour and each day is of far greater importance than the foods I give to my stomach. anxious what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink.

To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists. resentful or hateful. is important. You are what you eat mentally and spiritually. who can no longer wonder and stand wrapped in awe.healthy. Because if you are angry. Once I proved that my mental vitamins were the real source of my sickness or health. "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the Illimitable. whatsoever things are just. and whatsoever things are pure. That's what he is saying. manifesting itself as the Highest Wisdom and the Most Radiant Beauty. And that's a science of the mind. Einstein said: "The cosmic religious experience is the strongest and noblest mainstream of scientific research. think on these things. is the center of true religion. its rationality and harmony. when referring to the mysteries of the universe. and whatsoever things are lovely and of good report. lumbago. famous Canadian chemist. you can eat the choicest food and the best vitamins and minerals." Most scientists." That's from Albert Cliff. has no such inhibitions. of course. but the most important food is whatsoever things are true. That's the food you give your mind. Superior Spirit which reveals itself in the slight details 112 . who has been called an atheist. One to whom this emotion is a stranger. arthritis. and all that. It is the power of all true science." On another occasion. He said. tend to avoid using the word "God. and they can turn into cancer. This knowledge." Yet. This is what Einstein said: "The most beautiful and most pro-found emotion you can experience is the sensation of the mystical. its vast forces. and everything under the sun.stomach ulcers for 27 years. happy and successful. Einstein. its origins. I became as I wished to become -. this feeling. is as good as dead. What he is saying is that food. which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive form. whatsoever things are lovely.

yet part of a vaster pattern. although hitherto we have been completely unaware of them. Here is another distinguished scientist. suppose we return inside our calcium atom. and particularly with diffraction apparatus. As this music surges around us. by the magic eyes and ears of science. scientific instruments) which enable us to see and hear more than the whirling. (He's talking about the enlargement of an atom of calcium taken from your nail. We detect chords that are sometimes familiar.) We hear a humming like a hive of bees. we come to realize that it is here in these patterns of harmony. we see. what we feel. the Essence of what It is that creates what we see. and what we are. That deeply emotional conviction of the Presence of a Superior Reasoning Power which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe forms my idea of God. Nobel Prize winner. we behold the vision of this hitherto 113 . This s what he says: "During the last 25 years studies with a spectroscope. professor of chemistry. The range of tone extends many octaves beyond anything we have ever heard in a concert hall. As we look and listen. from The Universe and Dr. For this time we have new glasses and hearing aid (He's talking about science. a complex rich in texture beyond any music ever dreamed of in a human brain. planetary electrons in the nuclear sun. ripples and waves moving around with the electrons like the ripples and waves in a pond when a storm is dropped into it. have given us startling answers to the question: Who am I? To illustrate this. first of all. Dr. Einstein by Lincoln Barnay. The tones of the waves which we see surrounding us on every side. and we turn up our hearing aids. Johns Hopkins University." That's from Albert Einstein. melody and counterpoint that we have the true Reality. We hear a humming like a hive of bees. Thus.we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. Donald Andrews. we realize that we are listening to a vast symphony. We become aware of overwhelming music all around us.

Andrews. and very wonderful to have all these wonderful scientists talking. He promulgates seven reasons for his faith in God: 114 . then we can go forward confidently into this new atomic age on the road to a high destiny. we will see at last the deepest meaning in the words of the Bible: “Ye shall know the truth." That's from Dr. every single thing you see is simply the thought of God made manifest. former president of the New York Academy of Science. vibrations. itself. And. That's what modern science is saying today. the vision of the Invisible Kingdom within us. and that song is humankind. So." That's modern science today. frequencies. densities. professor of chemistry. and the truth shall set you free. I think it's very beautiful. of the Presence of our Creator. gives affirmation. And your body is simply waves. Dr. in s book Man Does Not Stand Alone says: "We are still in the dawn of the scientific age and every increase of light revealed more brightly the handiwork of an Intelligent Creator.waves of light. We are tuned to the music of the spheres. and intensities -. Andrews said: "If we can keep throughout our lives a vivid sense of the reality of the Spirit. And in the day when humankind shall finally establish peace and goodwill on earth. God imagining Himself to be human. Cressie Morrison. And then. We have made stupendous discoveries with the spirit of scientific humility and of faith grounded in knowledge.unseen and unheard realm in which we all constantly live. Dr. God becomes what He imagines Himself to be. move and have our being. of course. he's proving what the ancient mystics said: "God sings a song. the eternal verity to which modern science. We are approaching ever nearer to an awareness of God." And the universe itself means the one song.

one in 100. and the hot sun would burn up our vegetation each long day. there would be no oxygen. and if it gave us half as much more. and #2 and #3 in succession. Even the mountains would soon be eroded away.000 miles away instead of its actual distance of 240. we can prove that our universe was designed and executed by a great engineering Intelligence. putting back the coin each time and shaking them all again. The earth rotates on its axis 1000 miles an hour at the equator. Suppose you put ten pennies marked from 1 to 10 into your pocket and give them a good shuffle. we would freeze to death.000 miles. by unwavering mathematical law. and so on. our tides would be so enormous that twice a day all continents would be submerged. The slant of the earth tilted at an angle of 23 degrees gives us our seasons. If it turned at 100 miles an hour. we know that your chance of first drawing out #1 is one in 10. without which animal life must die. so many exacting convictions are necessary for life on the earth that they could not possibly exist in proper relationship by chance. carbon dioxide and 115 . while in the long night any surviving sprout would freeze.“First. Your chance of drawing them all from #1 to #10 in succession would reach the unbelievable figure of one in 10 billion. Mathematically. piling up for us continents of ice. Had the ocean been a few feet deeper. If the earth had not been so tilted.000 degrees Fahrenheit. we would roast. try to take them out in sequence from 1 to 10. source of our light. of drawing out #1. our days and nights would be 10 times as long as now. Now. If the sun gave off only one-half its present radiation. Again." "If the crust of the earth had been only 10 feet thicker. vapors from the ocean would move north and south. one in 1000. of drawing out #1 and #2 in succession. has a surface temperature of 10. the sun. and our earth is just far enough away so that this eternal fire warms us just enough and not too much. If our moon were to stay 50. By the same reasoning.

The powers of this droplet are greater than our vegetation. changing water and carbonic acid into sugar and wood. drawing energy from the sun. an almost invisible drop of protoplasm. giving taste to fruits and spices. has put it here? "The third reason: Animal wisdom speaks irresistibly of a Good Creator who infused instinct into otherwise helpless creatures. transparent. This single cell. this transparent. compelling them to dissolve and reform their combination. An artist. And in so doing. Fire-blistered rocks and a saltless sea could not meet the necessary requirements. The young salmon spends years at sea. it designs every leaf of every tree. it will know at once that it is off its course. mastering the elements. What life. and 116 . "The second reason: The resourcefulness of life to accomplish its purpose is a manifestation of an all-pervading Intelligence." It is apparent from these and a host of other examples. mist-like droplet. Nature did not create life. Life has conquered water. Life is a musician and has taught each bird to sing its love song. and the insects to call one another in the music of their multitudinous sound. capable of motion. jelly like. Life is the sublime chemist. and animals and people. then. for all life came from it. it. and no vegetable life could exist in this world. is. Behold. holds within itself the germ of life and has the power to distribute this life to every living thing. What brings it back so precisely? If you transfer it to another tributary. and perfume to the rose. shapes all living things. Life. no one has fathomed. It colors every flower.oxygen would have been absorbed. releasing oxygen that animals may have the breath of life. great and small. But it does have force. A growing root will crack a rock. land and air. It has neither weight nor dimensions. there is not one chance in billions that life on our planet is an accident. Who. then comes back to its own river and travels up the very side of the river into which flows the tributary where it was born. the sculptor.

Where does the directing impulse originate? "The fourth reason: We humans have something more than animal instinct: the power of reason.beautiful.will find its way back to the main stream. the facts are beyond question. The little ones. So tiny are these genes that if all of them responsible for all living people in the world could be put in one place. No other animal has ever left a record of its ability to count to ten. no European eel in American waters. or even to understand the meaning of ten. we can contemplate the possibility that we are what we are. However. there would be less than a thimbleful. No American eel has ever been caught in Europe. but limited -. Even more difficult to solve is the mystery of eels. Those from Europe have crossed thousands of miles of ocean.the human brain contains all the notes of all the instruments of the orchestra. only because we have received the spark of universal intelligence. There they breed and die. No need to belabor this fourth point. the entity that holds and 117 . Here evolution really began at the cell. Nature has even delayed the maturity of the European eel by a year or more to make up for its longer journey. Where instinct is like a single note of a flute -. all bound for the same abysmal deeps near Bermuda. with no apparent means of knowing except that they are in a wilderness of water. and then turn up against the current to reach its destiny accurately. "The fifth reason: Provision for all living is revealed in such phenomena as the wonder of genes. but thence to the self same rivers. Yet. A thimble is a small place to hold all the individual characteristics of more than six million human beings. these genes inhabit every living cell and are the keys to all human. These amazing creatures migrate at maturity from ponds and rivers everywhere. lakes or little ponds. Thanks to human reason. nevertheless start back and find their way not only to the very shore from which their parents came. animal and vegetable characteristics.

The alarming abundance persisted until the plants covered an entire area as long and wide as England. Such checks and balances have been universally provided. Imagine meeting a hornet as big as a lion. enough to hold the cactus in check forever. Why have not fast-breeding insects dominated the earth? Because they have no lungs such as humans possess. Having no insect enemies in Australia. entomologists scoured the world. By 118 . The conception of God rises from a Divine faculty of humankind. animals soon conquered vegetable. So. and destroying their farms. The faculty we call imagination. humans could not exist. but when insects grow large. and today the cactus pest has retreated. Finally. they've turned up an insect that lived exclusively on cactus and would eat nothing else. They breathe through tubes. crowding inhabitants out of the towns and villages. "The sixth reason: By the economy of nature we are forced to realize that only Infinite Wisdom could have foreseen and prepared with such astute husbandry. unshared with the rest of our world. Hence. "The seventh reason: The fact that humans can conceive the idea of God is itself a unique proof. their tubes do not grow in ratio to the increasing size of the body. And with it all but a small protective residue of the insects. the cactus soon began a prodigious growth. If this physical check had not been provided. Seeking a defense.carries the genes. Many years ago a species of cactus was planted in Australia as a protective force. too. That the ultramicroscopic gene can absolutely rule all life on earth is an example of profound cunning and provision that could only emanate from a Creative Intelligence. there never has been an insect of great size. No other hypothesis will serve. This limitation on growth has held them all in check. It would breed freely. and had no enemies in Australia.

its power only we humans can find the evidence of things unseen. many of you are familiar with the great research work going on today in many scientific laboratories of the world. as our perfected imagination becomes a spiritual reality. As the psalmist said: The heavens declare the glory of God. you are not dependent on your body. you will receive it.000. hear. but nowhere so close as in our hearts. Certain distinguished scientists. and the firmament showeth forth His handiwork. The faculties of mind: you can see. is ever onward. You can never be without a body. feel. telekinesis. and all the other wonderful faculties of the mind.. these are the words of Dr.000. That's the law of 119 . whether good or bad. members of The Psychical Research Society of Great Britain and America over 150 years ago delved into telepathy. So. of course. The principle of your subconscious mind is impersonal. Indeed. It is ever upward. clairaudience. The vista the power opens up is unbounded. that God is everywhere and in everything. You will have bodies to infinity. It is also God-ward. Seeds grow after their kind. because you are a mental and spiritual being. Also. All these powers are within you. You must establish the mental equivalent of anything you want in this world. there is a science of the mind. It's the soil of your mind. We do not say that if you think about $100. we may discern in all the evidences of design and purpose the great truth that heaven is wherever and whatever. who was President of the New York Academy of Science. You can never conceive of yourself without a body." So. and you can have what you impress on your mind. No.000 or $1. Cressie Morrison: Seven reasons why a scientist. smell. believes in God. Your journey. clairvoyance. It is scientifically as well as imaginatively true. travel independently of your physical organism.

They can't even believe it. You can take what you really believe. but you may say. You can receive according to the vehicle or container. too. You will automatically attract to you the physical manifestation of your subjective acceptances. You may wish to go to the mountaintop. You can take a demijohn. I'm too old now. and every single thing in the universe was there waiting for you to receive." Well. your own imagery. The apple on the tree was there. Many people can't imagine even a million. The cattle on a thousand hills were there. They are already there. That's all you can take. Your mind is the receiver. Another person has tens of millions. This is referred to as the law of mental equivalents.agriculture. "It's too high. There is the water in the ocean. or belief. I have sore feet. It's the nature of an apple seed to become an apple tree. You are what you think all day long. Open your mind and heart to receive all the blessings of life. The wish won't make it so. it's the container. You can take a thimble to the ocean and get a thimbleful of water. To another the amount is inconceivable. Are you a good receiver? Many people are very poor receivers. the ocean doesn't care. It depends upon our mental attitude. And the grass. It's the nature of your concept or idea of yourself to be made manifest in all phases of your life. You can wish for a trip around the world first class. of course. There is always the same amount of water in the world. you'll 120 . The whole world was here when you were born. You can wish for many things. Our subconscious mind responds according to the level of our expectancy. You can't escape your own thinking. What is your estimate of yourself? What is your blueprint? Whatever you really believe comes into your experience. One person may regard a million dollar income as normal. It's based on our standard of acceptance. Your receiving is a mental process.

of course. We're all in that mass mind. And he sold it for $50. Divorce your thinking from the law of averages. Spirit is supreme. Surely. So. hostility. They are full of hate. Many millions of people are thinking constructively and harmoniously. A motion picture director spent a couple of nights meditating on a certain theme. Where is it? It is within you. But they’ll go there. But they are in the minority. and so forth. and the moral tone of it. He said he meditated on the idea until the idea took over. The subconscious gave him the whole thing. they will. That's the mass mind. Thinking of the setting. sickness.never get to the top of the mountain. Wishers. Raise your sights. misfortunes. all these great stories come forth from the depths of our minds. Strike out for the good life. and everything else. "We’re going to go where our vision is. there is some good. and the characters." And. Where was the wealth? The wealth was in his mind. Then. This is true meditation. and all sorts of things. Yes. Ask yourself: What are six billion people in the world thinking? Some are thinking of murder. You can stay in the valley. you see. Then the subjective mind brought forth the characters. are not getters. They may get blisters. vengeance. It's the Eternal Source of all things. the setting. resentment. and he sold the idea. quietly. anger.000. Your wish must become a conviction based upon the reality that the idea is real. But constructive thinkers look at the top of the mountain and say. thinking about it from all angles. the heights. or you can climb the mountain. The idea took over. That's the way all these great novels are written. We all get blisters. disease. All great inventions came forth from our subjective minds. all the phases of it. the play. the mass mind believes in tragedy. the third night the idea came to him to write. All he had was an idea. and he wrote a play. 121 . accidents.

Ask yourself a simple question: Are you thinking from the standpoint of universal principles? Are you really thinking or is it the mass mind thinking in you? If you do not do your own thinking. or Nature. also. Then you are a spiritual engineer. The name is Perfect. You are thinking like an engineer -. you have trouble. happiness and success but the triumph of principles in your own mind. It functions perfectly in its own plane. It has all organs. Nothing will give you peace. according to a perfect law. It is shaped perfectly. worry. Spirit is that which inhabits eternity. It's the Life Principle in you. dogmas or anything of that nature. Many people believe in that which is absolutely false. Look at the leaf on a tree.from the contemplation of the truths of God from the highest standpoint. 122 . Yes. and all these things are taken into calculation when building a bridge. If you deviate from these principles. or what some old theologian said. They come together. So is a blade of grass. Chemical electrons and protons are things of perfection. or pity. We're not talking about creeds. or self-condemnation in you. Do you own your own mind? Are your in-laws or the news media manipulating your mind? You are thinking only when you think from the standpoint of universal principles and eternal verities -.from the standpoint of universal principles of mathematics. it's a thing of perfection. kicking you around like a football. stress and strain. It flows through each one of us. curvature of the earth. So are the birds of the air. based upon eternal verities. It's the mass mind thinking in you. The tiniest organism is perfectly made. fish of the sea. they separate again. then the world mind will do it for you. you are not thinking at all. If there is any fear. because you are not thinking old fogy thoughts the way your grandfather thought.

you have power to disturb me. I'm coming back every year.” And he looks at it and says. A husband and wife look at Niagara Falls. I could never come back here. The other person. you are creating these in your own mind. So. The world we see. it will color all the water to some degree. twisted imagination. "He or she can have these things." Therefore. but one's mental reaction is of distaste. what are you doing? You are denying the Divine Presence in yourself. It's beautiful.a twisted. you're convinced. And who's the dope? You have to admit that you're the dope. if you are 123 . So will indigo dye." The Falls are the same to both. It's inspiring. The Devil is God. All the strange gods we have conjured up through the ages are creatures of our own distorted. you are denying your own Divinity. She says." Therefore. You are putting the other person on a pedestal and saying. If you are jealous of another person. That's why jealousy is called the green-eyed monster. and our beliefs and opinions. You are impoverishing yourself. Whatever you read into any experience colors your reaction to it. I don't like it. derelictions of other people. but God upside down -. "Look. the other of pleasure. morbid concept of a God of love. if you take a teaspoon of ink and put it into five gallons of distilled water. "You know. "It's marvelous. and your own pocketbook. For example.Why not begin to think of the Infinite Spirit and Presence and Power within you instead of thinking all the imperfections in the world? If you are dwelling on the shortcomings. You are saying. and I can't. you see. And you are affirming lack and limitation. you are demeaning and demoting yourself. our theological concepts. is the world we are. And we color everything by our conditioning. is going to get all the good things of life. your own body. It's a misunderstanding of the Divine. our early training. you poison your own food and then eat it. Therefore. It doth mock the meat we feed upon.

by your theological concepts. You may be full of self-criticism. and the garment of praise for the spirit of happiness. in other words. the olive of joy for morning. but it's within you. It is easy to see why this had happened. but each looks through the contents of her mentality. 124 . We're here to give beauty for ashes. "They should use him in experimentation instead of guinea pigs. One woman sees the Presence of God there and says. by your training. by your beliefs. instead of rats and mice. his clothes. She even did not like the way he smoked his pipe." And she more or less curses him out. You are coloring everything by your attitude of mind. then you color everything in your life that way. She said she hated him so much. Otherwise. the two women see the same man. You may have an inferiority complex.fearful. That's why Einstein said. He seemed to take a delight in irritating people. You look at your dog through the eyes of love And the baby and the dog look at you through the eyes of love. you couldn't see it. One young woman told me her boss was what she termed sadistic. too. You project your own inferiority onto members of your family and become repugnant to them. You color every person you meet. She hates him. every single thing that comes into your experience is colored by your attitude of mind. "The world we see is the world we are. You look at your little child when you lift her up from the cradle through the eyes of love. She identified with the negative aspects until his voice. Two women look at a drunkard in the gutter. or hateful. The God of peace floods his mind. every animal you see." Absolutely scientifically true. "The God of love fills his mind and heart. You don’t like what you see." The other woman says. Now.

" Now she is developing a different attitude of mind towards him." The realization. He loves his wife and children. It 125 . recognition of the Infinite Healing Presence heals and restores. In sickness. He laughs with the laughter of God. the Unseen. If a person says. it is written: "He restoreth my soul. and permeated his entire being.everything about him. He may be using it differently. nearer than hands and feet. only for her own actions. She began to see the light. closer than breathing. you control your emotion. It's called the Miraculous Healing Power. It is your reaction' to it. that she is here to control her thinking. She began to see that he is an expression of the Infinite and has the same mind as she has. became colored by her reaction. It was pointed out to her that she had no responsibility for his actions. her attitude of mind. There is only one mind common to all individuals. for the brother is an expression of God. She began to affirm: "Divine Presence is in that man. She began to cleanse her own mind and made the first step in establishing harmonious human relationship. therefore." She succeeded in immunizing herself to the irritation by the realization that God dwells within him. it's your thought about it. because emotion follows thought. walks and talks in him. that person is a liar. begin to claim: "God's Healing Presence permeates every atom of my being." The Infinite Healing Presence made you from a cell. When you control your thinking. It isn't what happens to you. It was pointed out." Whenever she thinks of him. It knows all the processes and functions of your body. including his pipe. "I love God" and hated his brother. she says: "God loves you and cares for you. and the peace of God floods his mind. Spirit with Spirit shall meet. For. She constantly affirmed: "I steadfastly refuse to take note of everything less than the Presence of God in him.

hate. you get shaken up quite a bit. This Life Principle seeks to express itself through you as harmony. I will restore health unto thee and heal thee of thy wounds.the end of that world in which you live. If you swim against the current. The God of science is the Principle of Infinite Intelligence operating in all people. wholeness. as harmony.says: "I am the Lord that healeth thee. who healeth all thy diseases. life can't wish death. Look at your religion as your personal relationship to the Infinite. love. Align yourself with this Infinite ocean of life and love within you. animals. who restoreth thy youth like the eagle. I will come and heal thee. such as talking about the end of the world. You must not assert as true about God and the universe that which modern science knows to be completely false. Go along with the currents of life. You are inverting the stream of life. thy God. If you get angry. and the entire cosmos. that's the end of the world for you -. That's the world mind or the mass mind. beauty. health. I am the Lord. who satisfieth thy mouth with good things. truth and beauty. Life just is. your friends and family and the universe. saith the Lord. all those things. as love. it would be necessary to invent Him. Swim with the tide. The end of the world is the end of superstition. When you die to all these beliefs. That would be a contradiction. resentment. and perfection. such as fear. peace. or against the waves of the sea. Voltaire said: "If God did not exist. In the Bible the world means thinking what is false. you are going contrary to life. And life is always seeking expression through you as beauty." Never entertain fixed beliefs about religion. resentful or jealous. as peace. joy." God is the Life Principle animating all things. God is the Spirit of Divine Order and of 126 . Love can't wish anything unloving. ignorance and fear in the human mind.

there is no evil on my pathway now and forever more. even though they may be thousands of miles away. Arrive at the hour of decision in your own mind where none but the 127 . To deny the existence of a creative intelligence is a complete contradiction of the evolutionary findings of all scientists today.” In A Nutshell The modern physicist. Perhaps you communicate with them telepathically. that the whole universe is a mental phenomenon You must discard old superstitions and false beliefs about an avenging God. Your religious concepts should change. hell. We must understand these things today in simple language. And dynamically reveal that we are living in an ever changing. “If thine eye be single. Your great-grandfather rode on a donkey or a horse. astronomer or scientist cannot afford to have a closed mind. today you may phone or wire your family. Realize that all these are simply states of mind created by our ancestors due to their ignorance and lack of understanding. there is an atomic science of the Spirit with Its own wavelengths and electronics. What about your religious concepts? Are they of the horse and buggy type? Or have you advanced with the electronic age and the jet age? Remember. And with mine eyes stayed on thee. New discoveries and revelations are compelling scientists to discard the old mechanistic and materialistic concepts of the nineteenth century. Let us enter into the high oscillations of the Spirit by focusing our attention on God. fluidic universe of dancing forces.orderly development. purgatory. or perhaps see them on television. People communicated with each other in this country at one time by Pony Express. thy whole body is full of light. today you ride in a modern jet. Devil. the Only Presence and the Only Power. evil forces--the language and verbiage of years ago.

Strike out for the good life. You could work 18 hours a day. you are demeaning and demoting yourself. suffering. derelictions of other people. misery. And according to your belief is it done unto you. Divorce your thinking from the law of averages. There is just but One Power. Raise your sights. harmoniously and peacefully. You can stay in the valley. and your own pocketbook. We're all in that mass mind. When you use it ignorantly. and so on. Satan. you can't succeed. That's the mass mind. misfortune. Yes." Therefore. your emotional espousals that govern you and control you. work very hard. It's a science of the mind. What is the dominant idea in your mind? If you believe in failure. you have power to disturb me. you call it God." Therefore. or you can climb the mountain. that a jinx is following you. you are denying your own Divinity. the heights. health and happiness. Ask yourself: What are six billion people in the world thinking? If you are dwelling on the shortcomings. you are creating these in your own mind. You are putting the other person on a pedestal and saying. Spirit is supreme. If you are jealous of another person. Liar-in-Wait. you call It the Devil. 128 . your actions and reactions. Thinking in the heart is subconscious. "Look. stupidly and maliciously. It's the Eternal Source of all things. When you use it constructively. You are saying. your own body. It's your deep-seated beliefs. Whatever idea or belief is dominant in your subconscious mind this morning takes control of your thoughts. and I can't. "He or she can have these things.best wine of spiritual wisdom shall be put forth for the guests who hunger for a more wholesome fare. You are impoverishing yourself. There is only One Power. but you still will fail because that's the dominant idea in your mind.

or against the waves of the sea. You are inverting the stream of life. as love. Life just is. This Life Principle seeks to express itself through you as harmony. And you are affirming lack and limitation God is the Life Principle animating all things. you are going contrary to life. Love can't wish anything unloving. Align yourself with this Infinite ocean of life and love within you. love. 129 . resentful or jealous. as harmony. life can't wish death. joy. If you swim against the current. peace. If you get angry. truth and beauty. as peace. beauty. health. and perfection. wholeness. Swim with the tide. Go along with the currents of life. And life is always seeking expression through you as beauty. you get shaken up quite a bit.what are you doing? You are denying the Divine Presence in yourself.

for God is spirit. When the vehicle or body is no longer a fit instrument it is laid aside. a new birthday in God. God is life. Of course. When we have tasted the reality of what we call death. as gaining. not in the person who has passed on. cannot die. as Emerson says. Let us. and we are constantly changing our bodies. being life as God in manifestation. Your spirit is God's spirit.Chapter 6 – Every End is a Beginning: Life After Death Shall we live again? This question has been asked millions of times. Instead of dismally thinking of parting. think of it as a new beginning. It is what health is to the sick. You will never be without one. That's why you are immortal. Whatever God thinks is forever. God thinks of humankind. builds itself a house. for every end is a beginning. The body has a beginning. but. what home is to the exile. let us realize that we are arriving at our new destination. Spirit then clothes itself in a new body. Instead of thinking that we are going away. let us think of reuniting with all our loved ones. We must not think of it as losing. It won't always be the same body. We must not think of death as an entity. Humankind. Phineus Parkhurst Quimby in 1847 said death is in us. God is life: It has no beginning or end. 130 . it will never die. The fourth-dimensional body is rarified and attenuated. It is impossible to think of yourself without a body. we will have become aware that it is a new birth. yet nevertheless it is a body. rather. We have bodies to infinity. and the life more abundant. The truth is: There is no death in the sense of oblivion. That person is just as much alive as you are. you always will. Spirit was never born. and that life is our life now. Every spirit. rather.

you will have the full use of your mental faculties. and processes in the season. it is expansion. That's the transaction consummated in the so-called death process. the insect life. You will know others. This is more than an end. The entry into the next dimension of life is characterized by newness. and expression. universal law. or it wouldn't be. You will advance in all phases of your life. It is impossible that anything so universal as death could be ever looked upon as evil. Actually. resurrection. You will understand and be understood. we seem to be struck numb with fear. It is a link that reminds you of the continuity of your individual life as you expand ceaselessly. We admit renewal. an endless development forever expanding. onward. You will recognize your new environment. We see this every spring when the seeds frozen in the ground are resurrected. 131 . John Milton. and the desert rejoices and blossoms as the rose. It must be of God. it is life in the process of changing. upward and God-ward.The great poet. That is an example of resurrection But when it comes to humankind. Your life is growth. Something old is given up for something new. for when something ends something always begins. the flowers. it is newness. fruition. The journey is from glory to glory. This is why every end is a beginning. Basically. Life is a progression. You will see and you will be seen. said death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. In the next dimension of life you will possess a memory of life on this earth plane and a remembrance of who you are and what you are. When you pass on to the next dimension of life. the birds. it is a new beginning. We are timid about taking the position that death and birth are two sides of the shield of life. This is a cosmic. It should not be feared. freedom. and you will also be known. and it is freedom.

guidance. The kingdom of God is within you. I put thee in remembrance that thou stirred up the gift of God within thee." She 132 . Every child who is born has universal life. or subjective body. is the presence and power of God. your faith. So. and wisdom of the God-Presence within you. This is how wonderful you are." These are simple truths. the invisible state. peace. When this instrument ceases to function perfectly. and all of you are sons of the Most High. "I know Daddy is alive with the life of God and that he is functioning at a higher frequency. and appearing in an earthly body. one of the daughters said. Ye are Gods. And you appeared in an earthly body. from the invisible state.God is Infinite. beauties and wonders that are in you. and you are the tabernacle of the living God. and God-ward for there is no end to our glory. and when you experience the resurrection. referred to frequently as a subtle body. because it is God assuming the role of a child. submerged in the subconscious of that child. When I was asked to conduct a meditation at the home of two young women whose father had recently died. you resurrect the love. Therefore. This is really God coming down from heaven. which will aid him in his ongoing. And in that child. This is really the fall of God. You are also infinite. astral body. and the truths that never change. your knowledge of God's laws. Never in eternity could you exhaust the glories. That's simple. your conviction. Then you are experiencing the resurrection. upward. celestial body. For your journey is ever onward. The only thing you take with you to the next dimension of life is your state of consciousness. the great eternal verities. We want to pray for him and radiate love to him. for God is assuming the form of that child. you came from the God-Presence. we put on a fourth-dimensional body. There is really no death and all people are immortal. "I said.

When you came into this world you were met by loving hands that cared for you. as time is not the same as time here. we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. She looks like twenty years of age.m. The same is true of our father. we will shed this body some day. and her sister said to her. but you will be operating on a new wavelength. for God is love. But we should also bear the image of the celestial. there is no death. space. wrinkled and gray when she passed on. Your loved ones are all around you separated by frequency only. They are right where you are. but in the dream she looks beautiful with soft. just like when the clock came to two o'clock it began to move towards three o'clock. For. That is to say. beautiful skin.commented. But look. On entry to the next dimension you will you will meet all your loved ones again and have a happy reunion. the hand is moving to a new hour. and three-dimensional limitation. meaning that all of us are born in time. that he died at 2:00 p. spaceless being is within you. As we have borne the image of the earthly. 133 . What is true on one plane is true on all planes. People often tell me that they dreamed about their mother." She knew that every end is a beginning. His life here on this plane is ended and a new life is started. . And her eyes are full of light and love. undiluted by the past or the future. exactly. because in the next dimension of life you can strike any note you want on that Infinite keyboard of God. "It's two o'clock. You will not see any sun or moon there. The timeless. You will do many of the tings you enjoyed doing in this life and many you never had the opportunity to do. or higher frequency. You were coddled and loved and all your needs were met until you grew out of childhood. We don't take it with us when we enter higher oscillations of spirit where our bodies are rarefied and attenuated and are not seen by the average person. She might have been ninety years of age.

You will find a counterpart of everything in this world in the next dimension. perhaps move to another city or go to a foreign land." She looked at me with a rare radiance in her eyes as she said. one nineteen and the other twenty years of age told me that news of their deaths was an agonizing mental blow at first. I felt the wave of inner peace come into my heart and all sense of grief disappeared. God's light. I gave them everything I could in the way of love. But. faith. I radiate love. My mission now is to help them build a new home. His peace fills their soul. so below. I loved them while they were with me. and I could sense their presence and kindly touch. and trust in God. get married. Whenever I think of my boys. I asked myself: 'How can I help them?' The answer came quickly: Pray for them. the Source of all life and the Giver of all gifts. for life is progression. but of the living. love. I rejoice in their onward journey. "Do you know what I felt?" Her words came slowly and with majestic calm: "Suddenly. 'God is with them and all is well.'" 134 . A woman who had lost two sons in the Korean War. I prayed and reasoned like this: “My boys were loaned to me by God." I know that God is just and God is good. I knew I could not have my boys forever and that some day they would leave me. "He is not a God of the dead. as in heaven. and I realize that while I miss them. she said she soon regained her composure by quietly affirming to herself. truth and beauty flow through them. so on earth. I knew and felt that they were alive. confidence. It was a wonderful experience. I say. peace and joy to them. for as above. for all live unto Him. at this same time they are building another home for themselves in the next dimension of life where they have new bodies and new tasks to accomplish.

because they feel our prayers and are thereby blessed. or anybody else isn't buried anywhere. joy and love. knowing that the Presence of God is where they are. By radiating the qualities of love. "You may bury me if you can catch me. peace and joy to the loved ones who have passed over to the next dimension we are lifting them up in consciousness. If someone is lost at sea or up in the air. instead of feeling that they are dead and gone and that their feelings are where their graves are. They say. Never visit graveyards. Never dwell in the mood of lack. We must teach all that they should never grieve or mourn for loved ones. We make them happy by our sincere prayer. brought a complete sense of peace and tranquility to this woman. because there is no one there. In order to pray for the so-called dead we must realize that the loved ones who have passed on are dwelling in a state of beauty. as you know very well. You give the flowers of your heart to the person. "This is where he was born. "You can't bury me because you can't find me." How could you catch him? He put on a new body and is functioning fourth dimensionally. By an inner mood let us see them dwelling in a state of indescribable beauty. Socrates’ disciples asked their master. limitation. No one is buried anyplace. That's a lie. this is where he died"? Of course. which she repeated several times a day for a few weeks. Where God is there can be no evil.This prayer." Then he said. Martin Luther King. Then we are lifting them up. or Dr. There's no truth in that whatever. or regret. President Kennedy isn't buried anywhere. you don't for life has no beginning and has no end. do you put a mark there and say. "He died in 1991" or something of that nature. All graveyards tell lies. "Where will we bury you?" He said. 135 .

"Your wife isn't there. for if there weren't any graveyards 136 .I knew a man who was weeping over a grave. love and joy. that they are illumined and inspired. How could you be sad and depressed? It's impossible to think of two things at the same time. Because if you love the other. Furthermore. either. You are certainly not helping her. joyous and free. She would want you to bless her and to realize love. Exalt the person. hail and snow." He saw the point and he stopped doing it. which is a natural phenomenon." I said. which brings all manner of disease into your life. for there is no one buried anyplace. not thinking of the loved one at all. It means that the man or woman is thinking of himself or herself. you see the other as the other ought to be: happy. They are moving through the currents of eternity. There should not be. Why should you identify with finality and cessation of life when life has no beginning or end? Give the flowers of your heart. "She is alive with the life of God and you are identifying with cessation and limitation. dissolution. The body undergoes decomposition. You are building a graveyard and a cemetery in your own mind of grief and sorrow. It's impossible to bless that loved one and feel sorrow at the same time. Realize that God's presence is within that person and the joy of the Lord is his or her strength. which we in our ignorance call death. I explained to him. Grief builds up all manner of diseases. There is no one buried anyplace. and there should be no graveyards. Exalt faith. It becomes grass. you can't think of two things at the same time. but she has put on another body. peace and harmony are flowing through her. Exalt the person. Stop building a cemetery in your mind. She is in the next dimension of life where you go every night when you go to sleep. When you love a person like that. You are not helping her. protracted grief is morbid selfishness. Stop infecting the mind and the body.

symphonies. were the broadcasting station? You are also a receiving station. trust and fruitful activity. Come out of your hole of sorrow. even though still continuing in loneliness and sorrow. just like the radio waves are in your room. you are building another house in your mind in which you will dwell shortly. music. grief and loneliness by emphasizing in yourself the qualities of love. How could you invent the radio except you. We must realize that they are living in another mansion of our Father's house and are separated from us only by higher frequency. and you will see that simple. Endure your present trouble while praying for the future state because of the great joy that is set before you. The so-called dead are all around us. I have never seen any of them show any signs of fear. discouragement and misery. for He never fails. television waves are there. When faced with loss and tragedy.you wouldn't be thinking of death. do you put a mark somewhere? Think it over. you can rise above your gloom. If someone is lost in the ocean. or you hear someone from Japan singing or dancing. friendship. I've been at the bedside of many men and women during their transition. confidence. People are in your room so you turn on the dial and you hear the president speaking. They were always there. they feel that they are entering into a larger dimension of life. Instinctively and intuitively. He will not fail thee. How could you invent a 137 . if you faint not and keep your trust in the One Who Forever Is." All of us have a natural wistfulness regarding the states of our loved ones after they leave this plane of life. simple truth. Rise above it and redeem it now. but you had to turn the dial to prove it to yourself. plus an intense desire for a heightened capacity to love and to give of your talents to the world. Thomas Edison was heard to say to his physician before he passed on. "It is very beautiful over there. yourself. As you are projecting these qualities.

TV except you had a capacity of clairvoyance as well as clairaudience? There are thousands of people all over the world who have this capacity. The so-called dead are all around us, just like when you melt some ice it becomes water, and then it becomes steam, pure steam being invisible. Water, ice and steam are one. They are H2O operating at various frequencies of molecular vibration. The molecular vibration is different. Different molecular vibrations are the only things that separate them, for they are all H2O. They are used differently. You use the steam, perhaps, to take grease off your car, and ice to preserve fish in the icebox, and water to drink. But they are all water--H20. Spirit, mind and body are all one. And your body is the instrument enabling you to express love, peace, harmony and joy. You will always have a body, a vehicle of expression. So, they are alive with the life of God. So, that radio and television programs fill that room where you are now. You are under a hypnotic spell of belief in death. But when that scale of centuries of false belief fall from your eyes, you will realize that you have an existence beyond time and space as we know it. You will see and feel the presence of those whom you now call dead. In my book, The Miracle of Mind Dynamics, I reported this personal experience. Many years ago I became quite ill. I was unconscious for about three days, according to our time. All this time I was outside my body, I talked with relatives long since gone from the face of the earth. I recognized them clearly. I knew I had a body, but it was a different body with powers that enabled me to go through closed doors. Whenever I thought of anyplace, such as London, Paris, or Belgium, I was transported there instantaneously. I could see and hear everything that was going on. I spoke to friends and loved ones in the next dimension of life.

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Here they used no language. Everybody communicated solely by thought. There were no boundaries. Everything seemed to be alive. I had no sense of time. I felt free, exalted, and rapturously ecstatic. I saw the doctor come into the room where my body was and heard him say, "He is dead." I felt him touching my eyes, testing my responses, and I tried to tell him I was alive, but he didn't seem to know I was there. I touched him and said, "Let me alone. I don't want to come back." But there was no perceptible recognition of my touch or voice. The doctor gave me an injection that seemed to be a heart stimulant of some kind. I was upset. I didn't want to come back; it was so beautiful in the transcendent state. I was just beginning to enjoy myself, to know my new acquaintances and studies in the next dimension of life. I was being restored to life and I felt myself going back into my body like going into a sleeping body. Suddenly, everything seemed to pass away and I felt I was in prison. When I awakened I was suffering from shock, undoubtedly due to the anger expressed in the fourthdimensional body before it entered into its three-dimensional counterpart. As far as I know, I had an experience of what the world calls death. According to our sense of time, I was unconscious seventy-two hours. When we are called dead, we are merely functioning in a higher dimension of mind. I talked with a brilliant surgeon. He said, "You know, people who are unconscious under anesthesia and I am operating on them, after the operation, they tell me everything I said to the nurse -- the instructions I gave to my associates." He said, "I have had that experience time and time again. They tell me they were floating up in the room over the operating table, and they heard everything I said. They saw everything I was doing." He said, "In the last twenty-five years I must have heard it a hundred times." How true that is. When you die, you are born.

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I visited Dr. Victor Frankel of Vienna some years ago. He wrote Man's Search for Meaning and many other books. He is a psychiatrist, a spiritual-minded man, and has a wonderful knowledge of the great laws of mind and the way of the spirit. I quote from what he said. I have used it myself many times. He talks about the meaning of suffering. Dr. Frankel said, "Once an elderly practitioner consulted me because of his severe depression. He could not overcome the loss of his wife, who had died two years before and whom he had loved above all else. Now, how could I help him? What should I tell him? Well, I refrained from telling him anything, but, instead, confronted him with a question: What would have happened, doctor, if you had died first and your wife would have had to survive you? 'Oh, he said, 'for her this would have been terrible. She would have suffered greatly.' Whereupon I replied, 'you see, doctor, such suffering has been spared her. It was you who have spared her this suffering, but now you have to pay for it by suffering and mourning her.' He said no word but shook my hand and calmly left my office." "Suffering ceases to be suffering in some way at the moment it finds the meaning, such as the meaning of the sacrifice. Of course, this was no therapy in the proper sense, since, first, his despair was no disease; and, second, I could not change his fate. I could not revive his wife. But in that moment I did succeed in changing his attitude towards his unalterable fate, inasmuch as from that time on he could at least see a meaning in his suffering." It is one of the basic tenets of life that our main concern is not to gain pleasure to avoid pain, but, rather, to see a meaning in our life. This is why we are even ready to suffer on the condition to be sure that our suffering has meaning. Along that line, some time ago I conducted a funeral for the wife of an old friend of mine. They had been married for about forty-five years, and he said he was

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disconsolate, lonesome, depressed and dejected. He visited the grave every morning. Being a doctor, he was taking tranquilizers, sedatives and sleeping pills. He couldn't sleep nights. He said that life wasn't worth living. He talked about the futility of it all. I responded as Dr. Frankel had to his patient. I said, "Well, doctor, we are old friends. Supposing she had passed on first." "Oh," he said, "she would be terribly depressed and disconsolate, dejected. She'd be grief-stricken." He said, "I wouldn't want that." "Well," I said, "don't you see? You are carrying that burden for her now. You are saving her all that grief, sorrow, depression and dejection. And she is alive in the next dimension. The thing for you to do whenever you think of her is to say she is alive with the life of God and you give the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of happiness. You give beauty for ashes. You don't begin to think of a shrunken, shriveled state; but you think of the indescribable beauty of God and the life of God flowing through her because she is alive with the life of God. Think of beauty, not ashes, not the oil of mourning, but the oil of joy. Because the joy of the Lord is her strength, and in Him there is fullness of joy. In Him there is no darkness at all." The doctor saw the point and saw the meaning of it, too. He realized that that was the thing to do. By feeling a great sense of grief and loneliness and sorrow and depression, he was not helping her. She was in the next dimension; and it's a holy and wholesome thought to pray for those who have passed on that they may be released from sins or released from any kind of problem. Just like you pray for a person in the hospital or the person next door who is troubled. Your prayer would help that person.

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In the Bible it says it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for those who have passed on that they may be released. That's true. So, you give beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for the oil of mourning, realizing the joy of the Lord is her strength. She is moving onward, upward and God-ward. So, he began to radiate love, peace and goodwill to her, and the garment of praise for the spirit of happiness; not depression or dejection. Because you are holding the loved one back, and you have no right to do that. That surely is not love For example, if your daughter has gone to India or someplace on an assignment, would you feel sad and depressed? Wouldn't you radiate love and say, "Divine love goes before her to make straight, joyous and happy her way. Wherever she is God is, and the light of God shines in her." Surely, that would be love. Come into God’s presence singing; come into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good. His mercy endureth for all generations. Mercy, of course, is love. So, he began to exalt the presence of God in his wife, realizing that where she is God is, and life is infinite. There is no end to our glory. There is no end to the glory of any person, because there is an endless development towards the real. It is not nirvana, as understood by many, meaning a drop of water becomes one with the ocean. That is not true. Its multiplicity in unity is the law of life. You will always have your identity. Of course, you always grow, expand and unfold. You won't always be the same mentally, because life is growth. It is progression. Every time he thought of his wife, he said, "I exalt God in the midst of you. God loves you and cares for you." How, then, could he be sad? He puts a little spiritual iodine on that wound of sorrow, and he had a wonderful, wonderful healing. He saw the point about the whole thing. Never, never visit a graveyard, for there is

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of course. They said they were on the platform and described them. Then. Many doctors and many medical men have the great gift like Quimby had of clairvoyance and clairaudience. You go there every night. of love and joy -.no one there. They have x-ray eyes. They have also accurately described my father. They describe men sitting on the platform while I am speaking. They don't talk about it lest people think they are an oddity or something. they are right where you are. he said his father who 143 . They have described him in detail.flowers of wisdom. and also Dr. But. In no instance have these people ever met any of my relatives or the teachers referred to herein. author of the Sermon on the Mount. clairvoyants and similarly gifted people speak to me after attending one of my lectures. Emmet Fox. never heard a lecture.and that person picks it up. He had a lawyer check it out. author of six books on mental science. they had read his book but they had never seen him. He investigated the business. these powers are within you. So. At each instance they have accurately described some of my teachers and relatives. that's well known today by research scholars. too. And they can see the contents of the mind as well as the body and describe the pathology without an xray. did you know him?" No. Where are your loved ones? As I said. some psychics. who passed on many years ago. A man told me he was about to invest a lot of money ($100. and often you see a loved one in a dream. truth and beauty.000) in a business venture in Las Vegas. who are now in the next dimension: Dr. health and peace. Some didn't even know that he had passed on. as well as my sister and other relatives and teachers. I said. Give the flowers of the heart -. author of Emmet Fox: The Man and His Work. They have seen Judge Thomas Troward. of harmony. I have asked them to describe the men they purportedly saw. Frequently. and it all looked very good from every angle. Harry Gaze. "Well.

for example. It could well be. about which we mentioned. as there is no reason whatever why men and women who are spiritually developed can't attend spiritual gatherings whenever they wish and wherever they wish. relatively speaking. this is the nickname I used when you were a boy. as the sun is from the earth. And so is your body. Subsequently. but they are vibrating at a different 144 . his mind gave him the answer. In the “Star-Trek” TV and movie series." Then he woke up.had passed on several years ago appeared to him in a dream. He would have lost all the money. This was. but several people present who were highly sensitive and clairvoyant saw these fourth-dimensional beings frequently on the platform when I am lecturing. It's a mass of electrons. too. but could it ever happen. "If you don't think I'm your father. meaning that he prays for guidance and right action. the crew of the starship could be beamed from one place to another. Why not? Because your body is electronic. When you look at it with the eyes and ears of science. don't touch it. and said the whole thing is crooked. he discovered it was an absolute fraud. But. I had not seen the men and women mentioned on the platform. it's not solid at all. it's plastic. fiction. of course. water and ice are all one. It is made up of rays of light. porous and pliable. I do not look upon the perception of these people and their experiences as unusual. and a very clever one. The man was absolutely convinced it was his father. and appear and reappear at will. anyhow. its electrons and atoms revolving around a nucleus at tremendous speed. It is a confluence of atoms. He said. And that's the way the answer came to him. Think. Science shows you that a bar of iron isn't solid. Steam. And they are as far apart. And he didn't go through with the deal. He was a praying man.

Just like your loved ones are at different wavelengths. You get quick results. Well. Recently. sensing oneness with the Life Principle. Well. like the steam we mentioned. dematerializes the body.molecular wavelength. let us say. which is composed of atoms and molecules. There is nothing illogical about a spiritually developed person living. when you pray health springs forth speedily. and he never went to a doctor -. Of course. in New York City and contemplating being in Johannesburg. the atoms and molecules reassemble themselves. by a simple analogy like that. But when you bring some cold coils at a freezing temperature into the room where steam is. This type of person. like the crew of the starship. They are all one. has a different function. which is composed of atoms and molecules. likewise. it condenses into water and into ice again. He said 145 . The functions and physical properties of each are different. as well as to other planets. you are spirit. I visited a man who was dying of cancer. would also be able to go to the next dimension at will.never sought aid of any kind. But each. He went to the doctor when it had metastasized over his body. That person is a mental and spiritual being and knows that mind and spirit are omnipresent and that when focusing on a certain location is transported there instantly. It is then condensed down by the high molecular vibration to the three-dimensional body and appears walking the streets of Johannesburg. and return when desired. do you think it strange that a person can reappear and disappear at will? Therefore. mind and body. as we have pointed out. That person’s body. this had gone on for two years. He said he was praying. so when the destination is reached. which now appear invisible like the steam we mentioned. which now appear invisible. and being in that latter city instantaneously. the spiritual minded person reaching a certain level of consciousness.

Yes. as the cancer had metastasized all over his body. as he said. a highly educated man. But his wife didn't know anything about John." You see. John had passed on about the same time that his father made the remark to me at the bedside. I visited this man. still writing and lecturing. He had been in the next dimension many times in meditation. as there were certain things he wanted to confess. He was perfectly rational in his mind. But he was still active. the Bible says. when he passed on. all these things I will do. scientifically inclined. the loved ones are alive with the life of 146 . He began to talk to his father and mother who had left this world many years ago. the man didn't even know what prayer was. And he didn't want any of his relatives to know anything about it. Because. So I said. John. In his early life he had been a professor of Latin. I have seen it many times. As I told you. he said he had been there many times. He talked with me about several things. because John was in India. He was a good man but had peculiar religious beliefs." Neither did his wife. your loved ones and dead relatives are all about you. you go there every night." He was quite happy about that. "Yes. He said. You are in the fourth dimension every night. and certain things that he wanted me to do. I didn't know John was there.he was praying about it. health springs forth speedily. But one week later she received a letter from India where John was stationed. Fenwick Holmes. Yes." And he said. and I'm going with them. "I see my son. when you pray. which I did. "Tell Murphy that I am going on to the next dimension. Fenwick Holmes was over ninety. He wasn't under sedation. "They are here. who was present and asked me to go. I think. and we prayed together. So. And tell him I am going to work for him in the next dimension. He had written many books. Unfortunately. He said. And he had a practical mind. was a very brilliant man.

He knows he was not made to die. ultraviolet rays or infrared rays. but God is indescribable beauty. don't you? Of course. Thou made us man. In a similar manner. what a vastly different world you would see if you were as sensitive as the x-ray machines or infrared rays. Yes. he knows not why.God and separated from us by frequency only. right where you are. You are alive with the life of God. You don't see beauty. the spirit of the speaker? Yes. but you feel love for your child. Beauty is subjective. You would see a different world if you began to see through your inner eye of clairvoyance and spiritual perception." 147 . You do not see the air. But you can't put it under a microscope and say. "Thou wilt not leave us in the dust. or the child’s love for her dog. "This is love. but turn the dial. But the artist portrays and depicts beauty on the screen of space on the canvas. beta rays. gamma rays. you are. All the biologists in the world haven't seen life. Your physical eyes are blind to the great invisible reality that lies around you. It's timeless and ageless. You might say that there is no one in your room as you read this chapter. but you feel the breeze upon your face. You don't see love. Tennyson said. Beauty is subjective. but we have performed experiments with mind. alpha rays. the spirit of the horse. the spirit of the musician. You have never seen spirit. Life just is." But love just is. You do not see cosmic rays. Peace is. as I told you. Nobody has ever seen mind. they are right here. and we proved you have a mind. and thou hast made him and thou art just. But isn't there the spirit of the games. and you hear music singing and the voices of men and women perhaps thousands of miles away. but you know that you are alive. the spirit is the Life Principle in you.

The soul that rises with us. Who is Infinite. and our journey is ever onward. I only know I cannot drift beyond God's love and care. "Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. because we are living in God. The reason they do not interfere with each other is due to different frequencies. Radio and television programs do not interrupt or collide with each other due to these wavelengths. but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God. I was on the phone talking with an old friend of mine who lived in Sierra Madre 148 . Earth changes. walks and talks in you. "All that is at all lasts ever past recall. not a nakedness. and how could life die? Life just is. We inter-penetrate all planes. We are living in the fourth dimension now. "And so beside the silent sea I wait the muffled door. Often the person who passed on appears to you and gives you a message and tells you all about it. Time run back or stops. hath has elsewhere a setting and cometh from afar. it circumvents this plane and is all around us. our life star. Actually. It's not a ghost or a goblin. for God is life. And the person is real. What entered into thee that was. Your loved ones who have passed on are carrying on in their lives right where we are but at a higher frequency of vibration. I know not where His islands lift their fronded palms in air. And God stands sure. but thy soul. Many years ago my sister." Whittier said. We can send fifty different voices over coaxial cable. That would be a contradiction." All these poets are saying the same thing: Life cannot produce death. potter and clay endure." Browning said. No harm from Him can come to me on ocean or on shore. because he or she conducts a conversation with you. Yes. is and shall be. Many people have had that experience.Wordsworth said. upward and God-ward. God dwells within you. which is our home. Not an entire forgetfulness. who was a nun passed on. we are living in all dimensions.

Where God is there can be no evil. We are lifting him or her up in consciousness. This is truly giving the oil of joy for mourning. She walked in the door. God is life. God is life: It has no beginning or end. The human spirit is birthless. 149 . You are still you in the next dimension. Death cannot touch it at all. By radiating the qualities of love. “lightly the spirit sets aside its flesh and passeth to inherit a residence afresh.at that time. Your loved ones are all around you separated by frequency only. "These do I wear today. The timeless. deathless and changeless and remains in the spirit forever. cannot die. knowing that the Presence of God is where he is. we are praying for the loved ones in the right manner. We rejoice in his new birthday. And she conducted a vigorous conversation for three or four minutes and then disappeared. undiluted by the past or the future. "Why didn't you tell me you were coming? I would have met you at the plane. That's why you are immortal. And I said. Never the time it was not. Whatever God thinks is forever. spaceless being is within you." And she had her habit on. Humankind. We must teach all that they should never grieve or mourn for loved ones. or higher frequency. So. being life as God in manifestation. Our spirit was never born and will never cease to be. and replacing them with new ones. She told me everything that had happened. peace and joy to the loved ones who have passed over to the next dimension. In our transition from this dimension to another. you know. God thinks of humankind. it like taking off our worn-out robes. and that life is our life now.” In A Nutshell There is no death in the sense of oblivion. which nuns have. saying. They are right where you are. The only difference is that you will be operating on a new wavelength.

We make them happy by our sincere prayer. you see the other as the other ought to be: happy. It means that the man or woman is thinking of himself or herself. and replacing them with new ones. Never dwell in the mood of lack. Exalt the person. Death cannot touch it at all. it like taking off our worn-out robes. Life cannot produce death. because they feel our prayers and are thereby blessed. that they are illumined and inspired. Then we are lifting them up. we are living in all dimensions. because we are living in God. The human spirit is birthless. joy and love. Who is Infinite. Furthermore. Look on death as a birthday into the fourth dimension where we go from mansion to mansion in an ascending scale. Grief builds up all manner of diseases. not thinking of the loved one at all. Because if you love the other. That would be a contradiction. 150 . Yes. instead of feeling that they are dead and gone and that their feelings are where their graves are. and how could life die? Life just is. In our transition from this dimension to another. Realize that God's presence is within that person and the joy of the Lord is his or her strength. Our spirit was never born and will never cease to be. Actually.In order to pray for the so-called dead we must realize that the loved ones who have passed on are dwelling in a state of beauty. By an inner mood let us see them dwelling in a state of indescribable beauty. deathless and changeless and remains in the spirit forever. joyous and free. it circumvents this plane and is all around us. for God is life. They are moving through the currents of eternity. limitation. protracted grief is morbid selfishness. We are living in the fourth dimension now. or regret. Never the time it was not.

the objective world and you also have the subjective world of thought and feeling and imagery. therefore. and you will bring forth some majestic cadences that will fill your. Remember. hostility and ill will lurk and move. all kinds of thoughts can enter your mind. You have wisdom when you know that thoughts are things. you are identifying yourself with them and you cannot separate internally from them. Do not 151 . noble and Godlike. resentment. you cannot transform your emotional life. When you have wisdom. You have the outer world – the world of the senses. whether good or bad. When you have wisdom you'll sit down like a poet or a musician and you'll feel you are inspired from On High. You have wisdom when you know that you can take any idea and weave it in the fabric of your mind by nourishing it and sustaining it and feeling the reality of it. say or imagine.Chapter 7 – The Two Lives You Live You are living in two worlds. you will impress on it whatsoever things are true. Refuse to listen to negative remarks. what you feel you attract and what you imagine you become. To understand the two lives that each of us lives. feel. that you are aware of the fact that whatever you impress in your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space. The inspiration of the Almighty will come to you. You make it a practice to avoid muddied places as you walk along the road. You can refuse to attach "I" to negative emotions and thoughts. Likewise. you must avoid walking down the muddied roads of your mind where fear. You have two lives in a sense. If you say "I" to all negative thoughts. lovely. If you say "I" to everything you think. Wisdom means that you are aware of the presence and power of God within yourself. All kinds of emotions may enter your heart. Wisdom is not an accretion of facts. we have to have wisdom.

Self-observation is the means of interior change -. You are living in a world of opinion. heal and inspire me? Will it give me peace of mind and contribute to the well being of humanity? You are living in two worlds. Your five senses receive an avalanche of sights and sounds and sundry concepts good and bad. the Infinite One. You practice the art of self-observation when you begin to ask yourself: Is this idea true? Will it bless. No one has power to disturb you. This knowledge cannot bring about an interior change. When you say you observe. and to separate the chaff from the wheat. stars. to discern. Which lies stretched in smiling repose. the body and the phenomenalistic world. One is visible and the other is invisible. In self-observation the attention is directed inwards. Begin to identify yourself with the qualities. It is always a movement of your own thought. You are also in the mass mind. To observe and to observe oneself are two different things. two lives -the external and the internal. You can curse or bless. namely. Are you governed by the objective world or are you governed by your inner world? 152 .touch the negative moods or let them touch you. You may spend your whole lifetime studying the atoms. That's the subjective and the objective. Then your whole life will be transformed. attributes and potencies of this Infinite One. Yet they are both one.a change of the heart. Practice inner separation by getting a new feeling about yourself and by what you really are. The whole secret in transforming your negative emotional nature is to practice self-observation. You must learn to differentiate. Begin to realize that the real "I" in you means the Infinite Spirit. you mean you give your attention to external things. knowledge of the external world.

Emotions follow thoughts. like and dislike belong to the inner world. your feeling. your emotion. sensation. to direct your emotions along Godlike ways. your plans and purposes. You attend two banquets recorded differently. It is where you feel and suffer. Therefore. If you want to grow spiritually. You can imagine a scene or imagine someone is talking to you. beliefs and reaction is invisible and belongs to you. your convictions. All you see. Suppose you are invited to a banquet. All that you think. you must transform your thinking into whatsoever things are true. Ask yourself: In which world do I live? Do I live in the world revealed by my five senses or in this other world? Does the outer control me or does the inner world of my mind control the outer? It is in this inner world that you live all the time. 153 . you must transform yourself. Your internal world of thought. you must first change your thoughts. Your external world enters through your five senses and is shared by everyone. taste. You cannot visualize and imagine an emotion. feeling and emotion in which you rise and fall and sway to and fro. your imagery. It is in your inner world of thought. hear.The inner world is where you really live. Think on these things. whatsoever things are pure. one the outer and one the inner. your dreams. whatsoever things are just. To channel your emotions constructively. whatsoever things are of good report. feel. your aspirations. smell and touch belong to the external world. It's a world of your thoughts. feeling. but you cannot visualize an emotion. In order to transform yourself you must begin to change the inner world through the purification of the emotion and the correct ordering of the mind through right thinking. they do not precede thought. whatsoever things are lovely. namely.

and if you are angry or resentful. You did not tell her to do it. arthritis or some other disease. it becomes a thought in your head in the sense that the blood circulates in your brain. Why should you feel guilty? That's her state of mind. Suppose you see a person you love and admire. There are many well-known transformations of matter. coming in as impressions. that is your life. You should 154 . Suppose. so. you would not hear their voices. impressions are received by your mind. When you eat your food with joy. Your experiences. You receive impressions also. you meet a person you dislike. To transform your impressions is to transform yourself. Never permit your life to be a series of negative reactions to the impressions that come to you every day. For example. To change your life. Do you find yourself reacting in stereotyped ways? If your reactions are negative. you are not responsible. If the woman next door shoots her husband. to all substances necessary for your existence. must be similarly transformed. In other words. it is transmuted into beauty. stage-by-stage. -on the other hand. through a process of distillation. it can be changed into poison such as ulcers. You have catalogued that person in your mind. The foods you eat are transformed. You can change your impressions of people. actually. If you were deaf. Sugar. is changed into alcohol. change your reaction to life. the Creative Intelligence within you transmutes that into tissue. Your spouse or child sitting on the couch as you read this is to you what you conceive him or her to be. That's called transubstantiation -.Transformation means the changing of one thing into another. Radium slowly changes into lead. You can eat the choicest food.the changing of the things you eat into your body and into your blood. muscle and bone. You receive impressions about him or her. if you take a piece of bread.

You may be inclined to say that other people are to blame because of the way they talk or act. health and peace. But if what they say or do makes you negative. which are harmony. wind blows it not away.identify with your aims. You cannot afford to be negative. you will be lifted up and you will transform all your negative thoughts and emotions as you contemplate the eternal verities and the truths of God. Why should you give a piece of paper the power to disturb you? Actually. It makes you physically and mentally ill. It's the Eternal Being within you. your reaction. It means: Where do you live in your mind? He is communing with the God Presence dwelling in the 155 . move and have your being. In order to truly observe yourself you must see that regardless of what happens. It robs you of enthusiasm. It was the movement of your own thought. water wets it not. You have freedom to completely disagree with it. It was your reaction to it. fire burns it not. Bless her and walk the earth with the praise of God forever on your lips. it wasn't what they wrote. God is the Living Spirit within you. which takes care of you when you are sound asleep. which animates and sustains you. you are inwardly disturbed. feelings. You deplete your vitality. This negative state is where you now live. the disciple isn't asking the man if he lives in Nazareth or Jerusalem. Do you live in the room where you are now. or do you live in your thoughts. it will never die. As you dwell upon this Indwelling Presence. It was never born. They have freedom to write it. emotions. hopes and despair? Do you remember the question in the Bible: “Where dwellest thou?” Well. What columnists write in the newspaper shouldn't or couldn't disturb you if you know the Law of Life. the Life Principle within you. you disturb yourself. your thought and feeling are fixed on this great truth: How is it in God and heaven? Heaven means your mind at peace.

He began to think about his reaction. stereotyped behavior?" He replied. When someone praises another pianist. newspaper articles and radio commentators? Have you noticed your usual.secret place of the Most High where he abides under the shadow of the Almighty. So. he is dwelling in a state of consciousness. Do you feel inferior in the presence of a person who seems to be more distinguished than you are? Suppose you are a great pianist. "No." what do you mean? Is it not a fact that you are a product of your thinking plus the customs. Is it not what you are feeling about your environment now that is real to you? When you say. opinions. "Have you observed your typical reactions to people. plus what you have derived from your education. It shows lack of mental and spiritual discipline. In other words. I haven't noticed these things. It makes no difference if all the writers and commentators were wrong and he alone was right. He reacted in a machine-like manner and was not disciplining himself. traditions and the influence of those around you as you grew up? You are really the sum total of your beliefs. Perhaps you are now comparing yourself with others." this would not be possible." He was taking himself for granted and not growing spiritually. "My name is Jennifer Jones. environmental conditioning and the countless other influences acting upon you from the external world and entering through your external senses. The negative emotion aroused in him is destructive. walking in the consciousness of God. I said to a man recently. then he admitted that many of the articles and the commentators irritated him immensely. for the true feeling of the Infinite within you is the feeling of the Presence of God within you in which there are no comparisons. 156 . do you feel inferior? If you have the real feeling of "I. It's the One Alone Who lives in the hearts of all. the answer is: Come and see.

Now. water would be your savior. One "I" in you criticizes one moment. when you begin to awaken to your inner 157 . love. to be full of servants that you do not have under control. honey". If you were sick. if you were hungry. beliefs. Move toward them. when realized is your savior. a few minutes later another "I" speaks tenderly. Your mind is a city full of thoughts. take a lively interest in it. then the next minute or an hour later. Sometimes a woman or her husband will say." "I think that. You will meet wonderful people on the way. control or direct your thinking. Take a good look at the "I"s you are consorting with. health would be your savior. Your desire. if you were in prison. It responds to you. opinions. Your aims and objectives in life are beckoning to you. joy. You will find beautifully lighted streets and wonderful citizens on the better streets of your mind. if you were dying of thirst in the desert. ideas.When you say. and goodwill in your mind. You are not thinking." which "I" is speaking? Is it not a different "I" speaking every moment? Each "I" is completely different. But the Divine Presence is always there and you can tune in upon it. feelings. sensations. Never permit your house. "I love you. All these dwell there. Go down the streets of peace." "I resent this" or "I dislike this. Some of the places in your mind are slums and dangerous streets. With what kind of people do you associate? I am referring to the people that inhabit your mind. "I hate you. In other words. "I think this. the thoughts you are consorting with in your mind. which is your mind. When you were young you were told not to go with what your mother called bad company.. freedom would be your savior. speaking or acting from the standpoint of the Infinite One. Look at and learn about your different "I"s and know deep within yourself that certain "I"s will never dominate. Give your desire your attention." These two "I"s don't know each other. food would be your savior.

All is bliss. Ask yourself: How is it in God and heaven? There is an answer to that. Then he would say. The son is your mind. then all your accusers will still their tongues. He would stop when he got angry and say. mental photographs of himself from time to time. thoughts. basically and fundamentally. 158 . which lies in smiling repose. This is the positive in you. to express good and to do good. as he said. His procedure was to take. "This is not the Infinite One. you must make it a special point that you do not go with wrong thoughts within you. reactions and his tones of voice. peace." He practiced the art of inner separation. The Absolute does not condemn. The Life Principle does not punish you. of Divine love and absolute harmony within you. harmony. cheated and defrauded others and they condemn you and hold you in a bad light. This is not the Infinite speaking. moods. wants to be good. your own tormentor. beauty and love. if you have robbed. All judgment is given to the son. it cannot. critical.powers. I had an interesting chat with a young man who studied mental discipline in France. I will go back to the God Presence and think from the standpoint of truth. and joy -." Every time you are prone to get angry. The saint and the sinner are in all of us. think of the Divine Presence. You are your own persecutor. you can rise out of the slum of your mind to that place in your own consciousness where you cease to condemn yourself. thinking or acting. sensations. If you have committed destructive acts. depressed or irritable. you are punishing yourself.the Infinite. It is the false thought in me. Every man and woman. so are murderers and the holy people as is our God and the world mind. He would sit down and think about his emotions. They are false. "These are not of God.

When you cease to accuse yourself, the world will no longer accuse you. “Hath no man condemn thee; no man, my Lord. Neither do I condemn thee. Go and sin no more.” The truth does not condemn. This is the power, you see, of the Divine Presence within you. It is the God Presence in you. It is foolish to condemn yourself. You do not have to. It is idle to keep company with the thoughts of self-accusation. Suppose you have committed acts of injustice, criminal acts or other dastardly crimes. It was not the God in you that did these things. It was not the Infinite One; it was that other self, the mass mind, the world mind in you, your conditioning. Perhaps you were brought up with prejudices, fears and so forth; and these prejudices, fears, hostility, anger, hate, all these things become compulsive, you know, because the nature of the subconscious is compulsive. This, of course, would not excuse you from your responsibility. You are responsible for the way you think, feel and act. You are responsible if you put your hand in the fire; you get burned. Or, if you pass a red light you will get a ticket for a traffic violation. Begin to affirm: "I am strong.; I am illumined; I am inspired; I am loving; I am kind; I am harmonious." Whatever you attach to the "I AM" within you, you become. Feel these states of mind. Affirm them. Believe them. Then you will begin to truly live in the garden of God. Whatever you affix to the I AM within you and whatever you believe, you become. The I AM in you means God. It means being, light, awareness. It means the Infinite Being within you. It has no name. The name of God is simply the nature of it: boundless love, infinite intelligence, infinite power, and infinite wisdom within you. It means awareness, pure being, existence or the real self of you. It is the only cause; it is the only power making anything in the world. Honor it and realize that the living being is within you.

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As you continue to change the feeling of "I," and as you begin to say, "I am illumined, I am inspired, I am loving, I am kind, I am harmonious, I am prosperous, I am inspired from On High," you will populate the heavens of your mind with God's Eternal Verities. “Fear not for I am with thee, and through the rivers they shall not overflow thee. When thou walkest through the fire thou shalt not be burned.” This is the power that is within you. Keep in mind that when you pray about any specific thing, it is necessary to meditate on it, to nourish it, sustain it. Gradually, it will sink down by osmosis to your subconscious mind. Whatever is subjectified is objectified on the screen of space. Here is the law: I am that which I feel myself to be. A wonderful prayer is to say: "I am Spirit. I think, feel, see and live as Spirit, the Infinite Presence Almighty within me." As you continue to do this you will begin to feel the oneness with the Divine. As the sun in the heavens redeems the earth from darkness and gloom, so will the realization of the Presence of God in you reveal the person you always wished to be--a joyous person, a radiant person, a peaceful person, a successful person, a person illumined from On High. You are living in a changing world. That external world in which we live is constantly changing. The poet said, "Change is all around I see; all thou who changeth not abide with me." The Changeless One is within you. Constant change is going on all the time. The I Ching of China says that no one steps into the same river twice. The river is forever flowing. Of course, if you go into the river the water is moving and you can't step into the same water twice. Likewise, as you are reading this book, you realize the river of mind is forever flowing through you and Divine ideas are being expounded. Therefore, as you receive a new idea you go out

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The Bible says, "Take the shoes from off thy feet, for the place wherein thou stand is holy ground." Your shoes touch the ground. The ground simply means opinions, false beliefs, creeds, dogmas, and traditions. Muslims, Buddhists and members of other religions take their shoes off when they enter their places of worship. Feet represent understanding. Therefore, it means to divest yourself of all false ideas, beliefs, opinions, creeds and dogmas and realize once and for all that the Divine Presence is within you and within you is the holy of holies, the heart of the true temple on the holy mountain, and that you enter that temple through faith in the Living Presence of God and through love. Love means goodwill to all people. So, you enter into the holy of holies within yourself and realize the place wherein you stand is holy ground. It has nothing at all to do with the soil. God created the whole world, and every place is holy, as far as that's concerned. God is Omnipresent--present everywhere--not in a particular shrine, not only in sanctuaries set apart but also in the street and marketplace, in the abode of sin as well as in the house of prayer. Surely thou will say as did, Jacob: in the Bible, “God is in this place, and I knew it not.” God dwells within you, because the Spirit is Omnipresent. You can't get outside of infinity or that which is all. Therefore, where you stand is holy ground. The God Presence is within you. Enter in and experience the joy of the answered prayer. Divest yourself of these false beliefs and realize that God is the Living Spirit within you and that the Infinite Intelligence responds to your thoughts. Your internal world is a world of thought and feeling. Thought and feeling create your destiny, for thought and feeling are of God. These are Divine agents. Go into that inner world, therefore, and realize that you are now what you long to be. Claim it, feel it, believe it, exalt it, live with it, nourish it, sustain it; it will come to pass. You can change the

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outer world of conditions, experiences and events. Yes, therefore, put off your shoes. That is, divest yourself of false beliefs, thinking that you are a victim of environment, which you are not. That's a false belief. Of course, these expressions in the Bible are figurative, allegorical, and idiomatic. We are dealing with Oriental wisdom, and the writers of the Bible were masters of allegory. Don't get too absorbed in externals. Externals are not cause, except you make them a cause. There is no power in the weather, for example. The climate that is within you, the climate of peace, harmony, love and goodwill, that mental and spiritual climate, will produce health and happiness, prosperity and success in your life. You can, of course, say that the fan gives you a stiff neck or a cold; but there is no power in the fan. You have transferred the power within you to the fan. It is simply a molecular vibration, molecules moving at a high speed. It is actually innocuous; it has no power. Stop giving power to sticks and stones, to the weather, to the stars, sun and moon, and all these things are to people. Don't place any person on a pedestal. If you do, you have a false god. God is within you and you shall worship no other being but the God Presence within you. In the United states, we have quadrennial conventions, Republican and Democratic, in which each party promulgates a “platform.” They say, "We stand on this platform." Well, they're not talking about a piece of wood on which they stand; they're talking about certain principles, which they espouse. Likewise, you are standing on a platform. You're standing on your faith, your conviction, your beliefs, and your inner faith and conviction within you. For example, if you believe in failure or have the fear of failure, you will fail. You have faith in the wrong thing. But if you have faith that you will succeed, you were born to win; you will win. Hold strong

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Yes. You begin to become aware of the fact that your subjective mind is controlled by your conscious mind and that whatever you consciously claim and feel to be true. which we mentioned earlier in this chapter. “It has taken place down through generations. You see. your brain. Realize that the God Presence within you is All Wise. You become aware of these powers and you begin to use them. The wife in the Bible is your subconscious. your home. the husband is your conscious mind. which is your work. you impregnate the subconscious with that which is lovely and of good report." I said. and two worlds." Who shall hurt you if you are a follower of that which is good? No evil shall befall the just. your profession. That's the creative. watching over you. When you realize the interaction of the conscious and the subconscious. But the other world is very important.” I remember an Englishman who believed that a curse was following him in his family. The Bible says that the husband is head of the wife. your social status and all things appertaining to you. "Read the 91st Psalm and believe in the 91st Psalm: that God is guiding you. No evil 164 . there are two lives. No good thing shall be withheld from him who walks uprightly in the law. you realize that one with God is a majority and if God be for you. or God Presence. and that it is Almighty. "One with God is a majority. knows all and sees all. who can be against you? Your head. within you. is where you realize the powers of your subconscious and conscious mind and the Super-conscious.convictions on the Truth in the midst of confusion. and sustains and strengthens you. It also includes the world of sights and sounds. As you join up with it. No plague shall come nigh thy dwelling. your subconscious accepts. One is the world of the senses. You are always in the secret place. the causal world within you. He said. nothing shall hurt you if you are in tune with the Infinite and claim. So.

"Now.live with them -. But when you really believe that in your heart. digest. you say. He neutralized that negative pattern." But I say. and goodness and mercy follows you all the 165 . ingest these truths and incorporate them in your subconscious mind where they become a living part of you like your piece of bread becomes your blood." You must taste the sweet savor of God. He is good. "The Lord is my shepherd. and that was forty years ago. He is very much alive today. Stir up that gift of God within you. that inner world of yours is very real. it has an acrid. The future is your present thoughts made manifest. I shall not want. You must absorb. "Taste the Lord. It is palatable. you do not really know about the pomegranate because you have not tasted it. The Bible says. You are not a victim of the past. no one can give you God. If I give you a lecture on salt and tell you it's sodium chloride and how it has been used down through the ages as a preservative and so on. taste it. You can give theoretical assent to certain truths. However If I speak to you about an pomegranate. His angel shall watch over you lest you dash your foot against a stone. "Very interesting." read it word for word. pungent taste." I told him to reiterate these truths -. tell you all its properties and also the various ingredients that are contained within it. You are a gardener so plant orchids in the garden of God. These are verbalisms.and he would impregnate his subconscious and lead a charmed life. for God dwells within you. you mold and fashion your own destiny. You say that it's interesting. "Well. you can say. it means nothing. which you’ve never tasted. you know what I've been talking about. As you have tasted it. Yes." You say.shall befall you and no plague shall come nigh thy dwelling. It gives certain flavor to your food and so forth. No one can communicate the truth to you. then you are led to green pastures and still waters.

It's very beautiful.” The ancient mystics would look at a rose. Can I tell you. to accept something as true. harmony is yours. right action is yours. listless. You hear what you want to hear. and go into ecstasy. The mental convictions you have. the Infinite Wisdom. But you have to smell the rose yourself and experience the fragrance of God. all these things will come to pass. Then life will become full of enthusiasm. the beliefs you have govern your mind. lazy and spiritless. for example. 166 . Get an inner conviction. If you don't have salt in you.days of your life. To believe is to be alive to something. govern your business and all phases of your life. you are apathetic." Yes. These things must be a part of you. Are you governed by the propaganda of the world and the mass opinions? You'll be a frightfully confused person. You must believe this. abundance is yours. if you believe that God is guiding you. for God is the Infinite Intelligence within you. Realize the Supreme Intelligence of God is within you. Absorb these truths. they must be incorporated. success is yours. "Look. It is symbolic of a great truth. order and beauty. which means possessed of God. there is that inner life of yours and there is that outer life. they must be absorbed and assimilated. how a rose smells? I can say. You can't be dogmatic with people and say. Therefore. let them become a part of you. and you will have a hunger and thirst for the truths and accomplish great things because you are full of zeal and enthusiasm. the Infinite Power. Whatever you believe comes to pass--good or bad. "It's very wonderful. energy and vitality. there is right action in your life. contemplate its symmetry. You can't experience beyond your consciousness. You hear what you are ready to receive. It was symbolic of the glory and beauty of God.

When you lift a table you are using a part of that power that moves the world.God gave you not the spirit of fear but love. So. Therefore. He receives many answers that way. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness. What you feel you attract and what you imagine you become. he says. Enthusiasm means you are possessed by God. Where is it? It is within you. but it means to have zest. when you realize that your thought is creative you have discovered God. Do you have salt? Are you full of hunger and thirst for the Divine? As we said. 167 . you have salt in you. because you are enthusiastic. creative power within you. therefore. Your thought is creative." Often. When you solve a problem for your child you are using a part of that Infinite Intelligence which animates all things and knows only the answer. It does it now. It means that you speak with words that are as a honeycomb -sweet to the ear and pleasant to the bones. "Infinite Intelligence knows the answer and reveals it to me. as he is preoccupied with something else. They inspire the other person because you have salt in you. too. He told me that when he has a problem. to have that inner thirst. The joy of the Lord is your strength. When that joy of the Lord is in you. Whenever you discover the creative power. to have a hunger. there is no textbook to go to. We can prove that under hypnosis. Have salt in yourselves. God is that inner. for they shall be filled. Dr. a very difficult problem. Love was never born and will never die. Have peace one with another. He stills his mind and says to himself. peace and a sound mind. When you radiate love to your child you are expressing a part of that infinite ocean of love. Lothar Von Blankschmidt is a scientist who works on space. your words are palatable and encouraging. the graph or the form comes to him. salt is a flavoring agent. God gave you the power of love and a sound mind. you discover God.

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He said.I remember reading about a U. Your body is the handiwork of God. "Why do people get afraid and terrified when they get cancer or hear that word?" He said. In A Nutshell You live in two worlds: the outer world and inner world. It is where you feel and suffer. we have to have wisdom.” You know the Bible says. simple truth: “The Lord healed me." He was in the Bethesda Naval Hospital. God in the midst of you is healing you now. 169 . the Infinite Intelligence created you." And he was healed. It is true: I am the Lord that healeth thee. Who satisfies thy mouth with things. Navy officer. He said. "I am the Lord that healeth thee. He said. I had to write one." He told how he was healed. After all. and he had cancer. He was an able man. and I would insult your intelligence if I told you that the Infinite Intelligence that made. "I'm going to get healed. At that moment I would be an atheist. To understand the two lives that each of us lives. Ask yourself: In which world do I live? Do I live in the world revealed by my five senses or in this other world? Does the outer control me or does the inner world of my mind control the outer? It is in this inner world that you live all the time. He was reinstated in the Navy through the intervention of President Eisenhower. "I can't understand why people are so afraid of that word. "I'm going to get healed. Who healeth all diseases.S. He wasn't afraid of a word. your body and knows all the processes and functions of your body can't heal you. He got thousands of letters asking him to tell us what he did. who restoreth thy youth like the eagle. isn't it? He wasn't afraid." Simple. He said. “I am the Lord that healeth thee.

whatsoever things are pure. your thoughts are changing. of Divine love and absolute harmony within you.. doctrines. and joy -. lovely. If you want to grow spiritually. You have wisdom when you know that thoughts are things. Every time you are prone to get angry. which lies in smiling repose. Think on these things. Every-thing is changing in the universe. creeds. depressed or irritable. you must transform yourself. what you feel you attract and what you imagine you become. Gradually. When you have wisdom. think of the Divine Presence. You have wisdom when you know that you can take any idea and weave it in the fabric of your mind by nourishing it and sustaining it and feeling the reality of it. Ask yourself: How is it in God and heaven? There is an answer to that. peace. therefore. it will sink down by osmosis to your subconscious mind. the environment.Wisdom means that you are aware of the presence and power of God within yourself. to direct your emotions along Godlike ways. harmony. it is necessary to meditate on it. noble and Godlike. Emotions follow thoughts. critical. Yes. whatsoever things are just. You are forever changing. To channel your emotions constructively. whatsoever things are of good report. Philosophies. you must transform your thinking into whatsoever things are true. You cannot visualize and imagine an emotion. Therefore. they do not precede thought. traditions-- 170 . you must first change your thoughts. The cells in your body are dying by the millions. new cells are taking place. sustain it. When you pray about any specific thing. that you are aware of the fact that whatever you impress in your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space. to nourish it. you will impress on it whatsoever things are true. All is bliss.the Infinite. whether good or bad. whatsoever things are lovely.

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That is. creeds. health. when you say you want your freedom -. they are guides. that this is the best arrangement for society.Chapter 8 – The Spiritual Meaning of Marriage and Divorce Let us see some great truths in a new light. to cohabit with false beliefs. When you find marriage restricting. commiteth adultery. They point the way to harmony. of course. your concept of yourself. your blueprint.that you are handicapped. it is because you are restricted inside. that's a marriage. therefore. and your appetite. opinions. The inside governs the outside. whatever you mentally and emotionally unite with in your mind. is obvious. confining. for a nation. A nation. God has joined together. marries many ideas. You marry beliefs. except it be for fornication. Whosoever shall put away his wife. concepts. Really. your estimate of yourself. let no man put asunder. is an aggregation of individuals. Your mind. dogmas. And whosoever marryeth her which is put away doth commit adultery. and shall marry another. theories. your passions. They are based upon the great laws of life.” Adultery and idolatry are synonymous in the Bible. For those who are not spiritually aware. your marriage partner is your idea. Psychologically. when you are vexed and upset inside. Externals are projections of internal states of mind. But. the commandments seem like prohibitions and restraints upon your instincts. 172 . down through the ages experience has taught us that the marriage of one man and one woman living together in harmony and in peace. for the individuals. The Bible says: “What. The literal meaning. you are committing adultery in the Biblical sense. written in your heart and inscribed in your inward parts. of course. and peace.

anger. You must keep your eyes on the beam. a goal. or an objective. then your eyes are not on your goal. like Einstein. remember. That is to say. that It's your guide. Then you give no power to sun. loyalty. You don't want to marry fear. a great mathematician.What is your goal in life? What do you really love? Well. that's a marriage. You are trying to join with a higher level. There's no one but the one you love. realizing there is no other power. I want to become a great mathematician. sticks or stones. 173 . your conception of God and life in general. your way-shower. gives you all the ideas necessary. Your spouse is your conception of yourself. Married in your imagination. if you say. You can deal with confusion of desires. your subconscious will bring it to pass. You realize you have one purpose. give your attention. and. If you are running a business. you give your allegiance to the Living Spirit Almighty. you don't want any extraneous spouses.well. you give power to the Creator. "I love mathematics. then. You are mentally and emotionally united with it. or anything of that nature. of course. feel it is true within your mind. Your devotion must be whole-hearted. The subconscious responds. one goal. a higher concept. men or women. live the role. You come to a decision. You don't give power to a created thing. moon. You are not going to dwell upon fear. voodoo. or anything else. If you want to become a great actor. Supreme and Omnipotent. or stars. When you pray. In prayer. doubt. Do it over and over again. You become. because you are married to the one God. you are marrying an ideal." -. your counselor. It must be supreme. Finally. a higher state of consciousness. You are dwelling upon it in your mind. Therefore. So. or all the other things. you are making a marriage. Then you are married to God in that symbolic sense. failure. and devotion to that business. Lovers lose their appetite. play the role.

is unlawful mental and emotional intercourse with false ideas extraneous to your good. or to your goal in life. You spawn an evil progeny. You must be loyal to the Spirit. you give your attention to your goal. to fear. if you are confused and negative in your thinking in your mind. if you dwell upon misfortune. So. and you are full of condemnation and criticism. Then you are not loyal to your ideal and your goal. Therefore. "God can't do it for me. Surely. on the one woman or the one man. and love. confusion.Therefore. If you put away your ideal. your objective. fornication. If you turn your attention away from your goal of success or achievement. and you resent your spouse." You are saying. because you are introducing a foreign power. because you are divorced from harmony. "I can't be that. You keep your eye on the goal. If you imagine loss. It can be ulcers. if you say that 174 . if you ruminate on ill will and bitterness to others. peace. too. you are turning to something less desirable. and you say. For love is a sense of at-one-ment. Biblically speaking. selfcondemnation. doubt. and things of that nature. That is. you are cohabiting with the evil in the bed of your mind. Then you are committing adultery. It becomes lodged in your subconscious mind. for example." With God all things are possible. you are already divorced. You are divorced from your marriage vows. these mental and spiritual laws also apply to a person who is married. anxiety. if you give attention. for example. your goal in life." then you are frustrated. Fornicate in the Bible means you are involved or concerned with physical events. You are saying. you are cohabiting with evil in the bed of your mind. So. I can't achieve. "I am satisfied with something else. give all your attention and devotion to it. You don’t have a sense of oneness with your ideal.

love. There is no divorce. It should be entered into reverently. or vitiate the One Power. and when true love in the heart unites a man and a woman. or anybody. making the outer like the inner. and physically. mentally. No vows so wonderful as those you make in a marriage ceremony. Marriage is an accord of Divine ideas. There is only one God. Harmony. for the heart is the chamber of God's Presence. thoughtfully. and harmonious. God hath joined. with a deep understanding of the spiritual significance.another person is blocking your good or anything of that nature. When there is a true spiritual union between two people. Your life is a mess. But there is a sense of atone-ment there. because you can't have a harmonious relationship with your spouse. Therefore. your son. honesty. and cantankerous. and you are irritable and nervous. And two hearts beat as one. you are committing adultery. and petulant. They blend spiritually. for none is wanted. because you are cohabiting with evil in the bed of your mind. You are introducing a foreign power into the Only Presence and Power. therefore. or fight. From this inner state of conscious unity and these essential characteristics of a successful marriage. That means love. joyous. and integrity must prevail in the minds and hearts of both husband and wife. There is no institution on earth so sacred as that of the home you are about to make. True marriage is the holiest of all earthly institutions. if you think negatively. God is love. your sister. peaceful. you are making another person a god. 175 . your daughter. or harmony and purity of purpose. there comes the outer state that corresponds to it. if you think constructively. good will follow. crotchety. that is actually God joining a couple in a sacred covenant. the marriage is already on the rocks. or thwart. There is nothing to combat.

as follows: 176 . and if you want to attract the right companion. it's a masquerade. It's not made in heaven. There is no true love there. Actually. sincere. Sometimes blessed with as many as 75. which was a union of two souls seeking their way back to the heart of reality. such a marriage is false. God (meaning love) joined them together for the simple reason that they are honest. It is false. it is a sham and a farce. And when these are absent in the marriage ceremony. sincerity. Honesty. social standing and political connections.It is not a real marriage when a man marries a woman because of her wealth. and justice are children of love. and truthful with each other. use the proven spiritual approach. just. Nevertheless. When a woman marries a man because of his profession or for her own personal security. integrity. it is not a true marriage. A minister. chronologically speaking. 80 and 85 years of age. I have performed marriage ceremonies for men and women of advanced years. He or she merely confirms objectively what the man and woman already felt to be true subjectively. The fires of sex have died out in many of these cases. mentally and physically? On the other hand. meaning it's not made in harmony and Divine understanding. And they seek a loving companionship where they desire to share their joys and experiences together. rabbi or priest officiating at the ceremony does not validate or sanctify a marriage. how often is it a legal ceremony against which the husband and wife begin to chafe in a few weeks? Remember that like attracts like. regardless of age. or merely because she is young and beautiful and he wishes to exalt his ego. Some of these people have traveled in many parts of the world after their marriage. How often is marriage a real spiritual union where the parties to the contract blend themselves spiritually. or for any reason other than real love.

The man or woman whom you attract will be the image and likeness of the ideal on which you meditated. This. freedom and respect. talented. Gradually. faithful. It turned out that he was an ex-convict. 177 . And as the result. honest. The question frequently arises: Should I get a divorce? This is an individual problem and cannot be generalized. all of which were lies. She had advanced him some money. or the relatives would be upset. which is the real reason he married her. thereby whetting his taste for more. such as whether he or she is spiritual. The usual excuses and alibis used to cover up are that it would be bad for Jones' business. This is called the marriage made in heaven.. prosperous. happy. or it would be bad politics. meaning in peace and understanding of the laws of mind. or the neighbors would talk. Infinite Intelligence always takes over when you pray this way. and he was living with another woman when he married her.Still your mind. Some time ago I talked with a woman who had been deceived and tricked by her husband. there will be mutual love. Divorce may be right for one person and wrong for another. Mentally dwell on the characteristics that you would admire in the other. You will harmonize perfectly. these qualities will sink into your subconscious mind. He had told her prior to marriage that he was a representative for an Eastern concern. is making a mockery of marriage. you will irresistibly attract to you the right companion. loyal. that he was single and belonged to a church organization. of course. A divorced person may be far more noble and Godlike than many others who are living a lie rather than facing the truth. a wife beater. Think clearly and with interest on the qualities and attributes you admire in a man or woman. In some cases divorce is not the solution any more then marriage is the solution for a lonely person.

she longed for freedom and peace of mind.She thought it was a sin. and shall marry another committeth adultery. however. resentment (resentment murders good judgment). It points out that when you visit the slums in your own mind and keep company with mental murderers. your emotional nature. anger (anger destroys your emotion of peace and harmony). A great number of people are confused and suffer from a guilt complex based upon this interpretation of the Biblical quotation “Whomsoever shall put away his wife. anger (which also destroys discernment and good judgment). to get a divorce. She thereupon proceeded immediately to get a divorce and dissolve this fraudulent marriage forthwith. The Bible is a psychological and spiritual textbook. And whosoever marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. ill will (ill will destroys goodwill). the feeling nature. you are cohabiting with evil and are therefore. I explained to her that she was not really married at all. The body does nothing except it first happens in the mind. The heart is the seat of the emotion. Fornication. which is Supreme and Sovereign Power. the subjective mind. guilty of fornication and 178 . such as hate (for hate murders love). in Biblical language. which means your subconscious mind. that such a marriage was simply a sham and a mockery and she was living a lie. The movement of the mind determines acts of the body. Adultery and fornication take place in the mind. Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. except it be for fornication. Yet.” Here you are told distinctly that adultery is of the heart and the mind. the Living Spirit Almighty within you. the body acts as it is acted upon. The body moves as it is moved upon. means giving allegiance and attention to the false gods rather than the one true God.

the night air. It is Omnipotent. "I came home one night and my wife left a note. you are introducing a foreign power when you say. so without. nitrogen. You are fornicating when you mentally and emotionally unite with erroneous concepts. millions of people sit under a fan and they don't get a stiff neck or a cold. the Only Cause. Was God means it was creative. you are saying the created thing is greater than the Creator. It's the movement of your own thought. If you say." Well." This. The only material Power you know is thought. "The weather gives me a cold. When your thoughts are God's thoughts. some other substances. Likewise. You are committing adultery. Whenever men and women are mentally divorced from their marriage vows. when a man says. "This is greater than God. it's oxygen." Well. is absurd. Therefore. The word is a thought expressed. or thwart it. become morose and morbid or depressed. it's innocuous. eventually there will be a separation and divorce on the external plane. it's harmless. If you are giving power to the stars. I don't know where she is. God's Power is with your thoughts of good. That's adultery. because you are saying the fan has power to give you a cold. stop cohabiting with evil in your mind. for God is the Only Presence and Power.adultery. because you are then no longer married to peace. So. love and understanding. of course. We've been married for twenty years. Supreme. If you say. challenge it. harmony. for as within. "The fan gives me a stiff neck and gives me a cold. That's the only creative power. The scientific thinker doesn't make a created thing a cause. indulge in resentment and anger." She was leaving 179 . The only Power is within you. The subjective side of life always controls the objective phase of life. And the word was God. There is nothing to oppose it.

emotional and spiritual climate of the home. These qualities enter into the subjective mind of the child. Finally. it is better to break up such a union than to have the mood of hate impair the growing mind of the child. the Living Spirit Almighty. for example. compelled her to leave. Because you are cleansing your mind of all erroneous thoughts. It is far better for a child to live with one parent who loves him or her than to live with two who hate each other and who fight all the time. Many times a child's life and mind are dwarfed by the mood of the parents. or the Infinite Being. Practice the Presence of God in the home. God is the Life Principle. you can rest assured of that. We must remember that just because a man and woman have a marriage certificate and live in a home. Self-Originating Spirit. therefore. This is absurd. the Spirit within you. That's what baptism is all about. Perhaps it is a place of discord and hate. Children grow in the image and likeness of the mental. and the child picks up the practice of the Presence of God -the practice of harmony. because whatever enters into the subconscious mind is compulsive. But. which in the passage of years often results in neurosis and crime and delinquency of all kinds.that home maybe for six months or a year mentally. harmony and peace. I explain to them that God is the Life Principle. she was compelled to. it can't. which the Life Principle does not condemn or punish. hasn't forgiven them. it does not necessarily follow that it is a real home. she didn't leave overnight. beauty. love and peace. 180 . Many men and women have told me that they feel very guilty because of what they term “sex sins.” They feel that God. When. and the subconscious. And that they are simply condemning themselves and suffering accordingly and needlessly. a child is present and the parents do not know the laws of life. That's real baptism. formless. and the child grows in grace.

builds a bridge of new cells. or the woman with the illegitimate child. and forms new skin when you cut yourself. You forgive yourself for harboring negative thoughts. Go and sin no more. The past is forgotten and remembered no more. No man. The past is forgotten and 181 . life forgives you by causing you to regurgitate. who may be condemned and stoned (meaning ostracized by the world) may turn to the Divine Presence within and claim her freedom and peace of mind. by giving you new tissue. She can come to a decision to be a new woman. If you burn your finger. Ignorance is the only sin. It forms a blood clot.timeless and ageless. Then the subconscious automatically reacts and respond. If you have eaten some bad food. punishment and disease in the world results from this. the Absolute can't condemn. They married wonderful men. and be loyal and faithful to her husband. That's why the past is forgotten and remembered no more. thereby cleansing your system of possible food poisoning. I have performed marriage ceremonies for many women who were what the world called harlots. They are respectable. you know very well the Life Principle forgives you by reducing the edema. or prostitutes. Lord. This is the meaning of: “God does not condemn or punish. where are thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee? She said.” We punish ourselves by the misuse of the universal laws. They have children. Life has no grudge against you for having burned yourself.” Truth can't condemn. The harlot. and you enthrone in your mind Godlike thoughts. The woman caught in adultery was asked: “Woman. by our ignorance. It's the only malefic entity. They decided to lead a new life. It's the only devil. crime. to marry and have children. And He said unto her: Neither do I condemn thee. Life always seeks to preserve you. And all the suffering.

God in His glory responds at once. happiness and freedom. Turn from the past and completely detach yourself from the former way of living. You are. despair. They have transformed their lives.” The son is your mind. As you cease to condemn yourself. therefore. love.remembered no more. and in all phases of your life. knows nothing about our errors and fears. the Self-Originating Spirit. which is peace. canst not look at evil. And your judgment of the other is your judgment of yourself. They are new people in God. This is the place where you pronounce judgment on yourself for the thoughts you entertain. There is nothing 182 . Stop condemning yourself and the whole world stops condemning you. Society and the world may condemn a person. Anyone can transform his or her life. You forgive yourself by giving yourself the mood of peace. God. As you do. and they have a great reverence for the Divinity Which shapes their ends. they are wonderful mothers. you will find that neither can the world condemn you. God condemns no one. creating what you are thinking about the other. You will find a wave of peace moving over the areas of your mind like the dew of heaven. the Absolute. and your own body. dignity. Stop being mean to yourself and the world will stop being mean to you. because you are the only thinker in your universe. And the shadows of fear and guilt will pass away. “For the Father judgeth no man but hath committed all judgment unto the son. and harmony for the mood of guilt. Your judgment is your thought. Mentally and emotionally unite with your aim. in your pocketbook. and self-condemnation. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil. You are creating in your own mind. or that person may engage in self-accusation and self-criticism. They are loyal to their husbands.

when they are in the all-embracing mood of love. not your mother nor your father In marriage. mentally. because it is a child of love. your brother There is no marriage at all except the husband comes first in your life. the mother said to the daughter: "Men are beasts. I made them male and female. physically. Sex is ordained by God. That is an immaculate conception. The sex act between husband and wife should be a love act. shall cleave unto his wife. You know very well what I am saying is true. harmoniously. Therefore. When a husband and wife in the conjugal act. Male and female created He them. There is no real marriage except the wife comes first. and each should realize that love is of God. The normal sexual act between marriage partners. The sex drive must be channeled constructively. When you marry.evil in sex or anything else God created and ordained. grows up thinking sex is evil. nasty and ugly--possibly due to their upbringing or due to some sexual shock in childhood. when they really love each other. Some think that it is evil. it's a love act. then any children born will be born of love. your sister. Or. you give yourself completely: spiritually. exalting God in each other. you know that that child must be born of love. mentally. and physically. not your father. your wife comes first. Lust. they are seeing God in each other. Many married men and women have a false negative attitude toward sex. and lovingly. which is the essence of conjugal love. your husband comes first. your mother." And the girl becomes frigid. in every way. as such. All men want is one thing. shall a man leave his father and his mother. is not love. Sex is evil. 183 . and there shall be one flesh. perhaps. The child is beautiful spiritually. The sex instinct is not opposed to spiritual impulse. God said. however. involves the genuine emotion of love.

loving and harmonious. rank hypocrisy and stupidity. and frigidity in women. What hypocrisy! What nonsense! This is pure rationalization and indicates subconscious poison pockets regarding sex. He said." He separated sexual love from spiritual love. balderdash. He intuitively perceived a great truth: God had placed in his heart a desire to attract a woman. mentally." After a few weeks his lack of potency was dissolved. "I love my wife spiritually. He thereafter began to affirm: "I love my wife spiritually. His virility returned. claiming that they were superior because they despised and hated the sex act.. this attitude of mind results in lack of potency. He was no longer defeated. A man shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh. There was a harmonious union. in all probability due to early training and false interpretation of the scriptures. he had contempt for sex and was impotent. and our sex relationship is joyous. All this is folderol. I have had women say to me that their husbands were materialistic and carnal and that they look down on their husbands. and He placed in the woman a desire to attract a man.So. he and his wife prayed. There is nothing wrong with prayer. 184 . emotionally and physically. not physically. I explained to him that marriage is a total union of body and soul. Basically. She is God's child. A man once told me that before the sex act. virility and masculinity in men. and I radiate love. peace and goodwill to her. And he thought he could exorcise through prayer any evil connected with the act. Between us are mutual love. But the reason for their prayers at that time was due to the fact that he looked upon the sexual act as sinful and unclean. freedom and respect. God's love flows from me to her.

She was exceedingly bitter and resentful towards her present husband. He. Her inner mood of resentment had caused her to attract similar types of men based upon the law of attraction. It is affinity or attraction depending on the chord you strike. So. but they are similar. you attract to yourself those people who have qualities based upon your mood and concept of yourself. which is frustration. Let love unite you. When a man has found his true spiritual ideal in marriage. which indicates the many adulterous moods within him. perhaps. he would not want any other woman. if he had love and respect for his wife. too.Susan L. Suppose that a man cheats on his wife. as well as to all the previous ones. It is not a duality or a multiplicity. a sense of at-one-ment with your ideal. He is trying to prove his masculinity. has a sense of inadequacy. is marrying many concepts. a melody of God. he has no desire for any other woman. The cure was to forgive herself and all her former husbands and to build into her mentality the mental equivalent of the kind of man she desired. You may strike a discord. and each one was worse than the preceding one. so he is really sick inside. for love is a oneness. She had remarried each time without forgiving and mentally releasing her husbands. great sense of inferiority. 185 . God in the midst of you is love. Love is the fulfilling of the law. They may be higher or lower. and cynicism. When you discipline your mind in prayer and enter into the spirit of forgiveness. all the tones and harmony with it will respond. If you strike a key on the grand piano. The man who runs around with many women. you can play a Divine melody. Let it do it now. came to see me when she was about to get her fifth divorce. but you do not take out all the discords in order to make a harmony. resentment.

as he has not the same feeling about himself. You may ask: Why did some men previously have many wives? The reason was that at one time the earth was under-populated. The sex urge is operating in you through your talents. The sex life prevails in the vegetable. he can see her only in the way she sees herself. We know that the earth is populated enough. He is a cementing influence. A man who has the predominant mood of success and happiness knits together all the members of his household. because you mentally. Let us take the case of a woman who is running around with a married man. too. and there are harmony and peace in his household. His fear is transmitted to his wife. Today we are more spiritually awakened. If a man feels himself to be dignified. like begets like. emotionally and 186 . She cannot see him in the way she formerly did. She can see him only in the way he sees himself. and all the women he meets are neurotic and confused like him.that also is a phase of sex. Prayer is a sex act. and the earthly fathers. followed this polygamous method. Basically.When you have found love with your mate. She gets a pseudo morbid sense of satisfaction or thrill in stealing another woman's husband. animal and human life. A man demotes himself by his feeling of lack and limitation. feelings and urges. has an inferiority complex. She. Whenever you meditate on the truths of the Infinite or upon any idea and enter into the feeling of it -. it is the life force seeking expression in all its varied forms. Birds of a feather flock together. likewise. and she reacts in kind. he commands respect and he gets it. Such a woman has been unable to demonstrate a husband or a boyfriend. He is seeing and hearing his own vibrations. not knowing anything better. you also have found the fullness of life. abilities. is unstable and neurotic. The philanderer has a profound inferiority complex and feels insecure.

Whatever you impress on your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space. his constant prayer was: "We have a happy. satisfying and harmonious. joyous marriage. At my suggestion he renewed normal relations with his wife. looking upon the act as an act of love. mental disorders. he had to lead an ascetic life and refrain from all intercourse with his wife. neurosis. Wise use of our faculties.not repression or submersion. Your hunger and thirst for truth. and mentally disturbed. of true and lasting love. This man was neurotic. resulting in frustration. when you do not constructively channel your libido or life force. He realized that he is God-placed in this world to enjoy all of his senses and to go forth and multiply and replenish the earth. urges and desires in moderation in all things is the answer -. superstition and fear. When you are not fully expressed along all lines. I explained to him that this was pure balderdash and primitive thinking based upon ignorance. the emotions become dammed up and bottled up.spiritually unite with an ideal. your spiritual awareness and understanding." Their marriage has been much happier than ever before. He belonged to a strange cult. afflicted with ulcers. He had been brainwashed into believing that sex was evil and would inhibit his spiritual illumination. Divine love reigns supreme in our marriage now. and in forms of escape such as in alcoholism and drug addiction. and he added that he had become more spiritual. If love 187 . the leader of which had told him that in order to advance spiritually. Thereafter. imbalance. and your intense desire to reproduce more and more of the goodness of God in the land of the living are all spiritual outlets for the sex urge or the life force within you. A man once boasted to me that he had not had relations with his wife for over four years.

He says to himself: If she will do this before marriage. urges and drives. use this prayer frequently: "God's love. balance and equilibrium reign supreme in my life. And you must see that they are expressed harmoniously and wisely. You are aware that you must curb your appetite for alcohol. ice cream. Morals. she will do it with others afterwards. Your sex life must be blended with love and understanding. lack." As you make a habit of this prayer. and a baby was born but neither of them wanted it.is lacking in your life. and then there followed legal action and a shotgun wedding. and cigarettes. resentment. are a joke. Often the man distrusts the woman he can have so easily. and poverty. 188 . and he was having sexual relationships with several girls who attended the same college. He worked as a waiter. Where are his freedom and his free love? He had placed himself in the prison of want. He had no standards. You will become an irresistible magnet attracting to you all the blessings of life from all directions. Premarital sexual experiences are not conducive to a happy married life. He had married a girl he didn't want. Poise. He had to quit college in order to take care of his wife. inspiration and guidance will well up spontaneously. how can they expect fidelity or trust after marriage? A young man who is studying physics in New York went in for free love. I tell them that marriage does not change anything and that if they freely indulge before marriage. Love. wonders will happen in your life. fats. One girl became pregnant. Likewise. wisdom and harmony are being expressed through me now. you must curb your emotions. Young men and women often ask me if they should experiment before marriage. he said.

" Morning. of course. and paying all the expenses for her apartment and clothes. more dignified in your eyes now than before sex relations?" Usually. I guess you're right. grander. Love does not take a woman to a shabby hotel. Love unites everything. This man had high blood pressure and ulcers of the stomach. He had a hidden fear of punishment for his actions. as you know. peace and perfect understanding are now operating and expressed in our heavenly marriage. In talking to the man. The gifts that he brought to his family every night was his way of compensating for his guilty feelings and inner hostility that he felt toward them. he had a deep-seated guilt complex." Happiness in marriage depends on love. ill tempered. honesty. sweeter. Yet. as he called it. he blushes and says: "No. Affirm frequently: "Divine love. too. and devotion to the truth. and wanted to avoid the responsibilities of marriage and fatherhood.I asked a young man: "Is your girlfriend nobler. Love dissolves everything unlike itself. Furthermore. Neither is real love experienced furtively by an illicit interlude. Then you will find all your ways will be ways of pleasantness and all your paths will be paths of peace. To maintain a happy married life pray together and you will stay together. integrity. His obsessive thought 189 . harmony. I spoke to a woman some time ago who told me that her husband showered gifts upon her and brought toys home almost every night to their two children. and a desire to lift up each other spiritually. and snapped at her about the least thing. loyalty. and. and in all ways. resentment divides. and cursed the children. he was irritable. noon and night salute the Divinity in each other. because he was having an affair with another woman. I discovered that he wanted to be free. which undoubtedly were due to his feelings of guilt and self-condemnation over forbidden behavior. mentally.

he replaced his inner turmoil with peace and goodwill. I mean this. peace and goodwill to my wife and children. for God is love. This woman was honest enough 190 . He and his wife prayed together every night. Love was now ruling his home life. which. because the ouija board told his wife he was unfaithful. hostility and ill will and build a more harmonious and peaceful existence. I forgive myself. operated the ouija board. His new attitude dissolved his bodily ailment and brought peace to his troubled mind. I am sincere. I found out that he was depleted and was taking a series of male hormone injections from the doctor. In talking to her husband. I know the peace of the Infinite reigns supreme in my home. I surround my wife and children with the circle of God's love knowing and believing that His love. At my request. she was simply talking to herself. and his gifts to his wife and children were his way of expiation and atonement. and I radiate love. peace. she came to see me. I explained to her in detail that it was her own subconscious mind that was confirming her suspicion and resentment toward her husband. In other words.resulted in considerable self-demotion. He cut off relations with the other woman and began to pray along these lines several times a day: "Infinite Intelligence rules and guides me." By practicing this simple phase of the laws of mind. and love dissolves everything unlike itself. She began to see clearly that it was her deeper mind. in my heart and in my family. He had to give up his resentment. and I feel free. harmony and joy fill their minds and hearts. A husband said to me that he was being sued for divorce. This man was open and receptive to the explanation that I offered. and he began to realize that he had some mental work that had to be done immediately. through imperceptible movement of her fingers.

dust if thou seest dust. peace and kindliness to one another.” You see through the contents of your own mental imagery. because he would not get the house. They couldn't agree. Stop practicing emotional 191 . She told him that he didn't love her or care for her. The explanation was the cure. her husband no longer loved her. the woman was certainly emotionally immature. Also. your wife. you know what you will see. because he smoked constantly. He had a guilt complex and responded to his wife by cutting. It takes two to make a quarrel. Both of them agreed to send thoughts of love. God if thou seest God. In this instance. and I found he was deeply resentful. This dissolved the negative attitude and brought peace where discord and suspicion reigned. All this is absolute nonsense. that. she told me that she knew he didn't care any more. and she certainly was spiritually immature. and she knew that her subconscious was talking back to her. really. revealing her own suspicions. She was looking out through the gray eyes of suspicion. critical and angry remarks over trivial and inconsequential things. “What thou seest. your son. When you do that. The reason she nagged him was that she wished to change his habits and make him feel guilty for going against her deep desires and wishes. or your daughter? A woman was about to break up her home. because. I asked to see her husband. It never pays to try to coerce another into going your way by subtly trying to make him or her feel guilty and hurt by not pleasing you. become thou must.with herself to see her error. she said. even though he knew she was allergic to cigarette smoke. What do you see when you lift up your little child from the cradle? Don't you look out through the eyes of love? Do you look through the eyes of love at your husband. man. She wanted a house but he preferred to live in an apartment. too.

She discovered that her asthma was not caused by cigarette smoke but by deep-seated hatred embodied in her subconscious mind. and. and the symptoms and organs of the body affected depend on the sensitivity and constitutional makeup of the particular individual. Why do I attract them?" I asked her whether she had known that her first husband 192 . health. which means that resentment or hatred will cause asthma in one individual. vitality. If you loved me. In psychosomatic circles there is a term. They also realized that by calmly talking out their difficulties in the spirit of love and harmony. you'd give up smoking. perhaps. agreement could be reached along all lines. migraine in still another. resentments and hostilities and learned to look at the facts. How absurd! How stupid! Resentment is one of the most expensive things in the world. arthritis in a third. and all three have been passive. and a sound mind. My husband lost. The wife's asthma disappeared shortly after harmonious relations with her husband were established. Each one looked at the situation objectively. submissive and dependent on me to make all the decisions. a teacher said to me: "I have had three husbands. organ specificity. The fact is that any mental and emotional disturbance may influence practically any physiological process. callous. high blood pressure in another. In my presence the husband and wife talked over their difficulties. but he is a good sport and he loves the new home. The wife said. It never works. you will become cold. hard. They have become a happy couple through the elimination of grudges and emotional blackmail. It robs you of peace. petrified: and begin to resent everyone. leaving you a mental and physical wreck.blackmail. and they agreed that they had been childish. "We tossed a coin about the house in the country." Recently. If continued or indulged in over a long period of time.

and unconsciously wanted someone who would be submissive and passive so that she could play the dominant role in the home. and she replied: "Of course. goodwill. she had not learned anything from the first mistake. loving. I have wonderful gifts to offer. very masculine. powerful. love and admire a man. He is spiritually minded. You must build the mental equivalent into your mentality for that which you want. Divine Intelligence knows where this man is. harmonious and kind. This woman learned a simple truth: When you believe you can have the husband you idealize. and her subconscious picture attracted to her what she wanted. I am not a nagger. The trouble was with her own personality makeup. I give and I receive. you get what you are. She had to learn to break the pattern by adopting the right prayer process. The man I attract for a husband is strong. I have these qualities to offer a man: I am honest. loyal and faithful. and I want him. and the deeper wisdom 193 . a joyous heart. we have to establish the mental equivalent in our mind by thinking with interest of the qualities we admire in a man or woman. not. peace and harmony. it is done unto you as you believe. Had I known I wouldn't have married him. Anyone can do it who wants to do it: "I am building into my mentality the type of man I deeply desire. loving and kind.was a submissive type. too. I can cherish. The following is the specific prayer she used to break the old subconscious pattern and attract to her the ideal mate. He finds love and happiness with me. She was very domineering." Apparently. and a healthy body. All this was unconscious motivation. In other words. He wants me. I am not abnormally jealous. They are peace. And he offers me love. We do not get what we want in life. I love to follow where he leads. successful. honest. The feeling is mutual. sincere.

waver. none of which was agreeable to her. which brought her a great sense of release and mental freedom. She told me that the minute she saw this physician she knew he was the man she was praying about. doesn't it? She prayed in the above manner night and morning. affirming these truths and knowing that through frequent habitation of the mind she would reach the mental equivalent of that which she sought. and an outstanding athlete. because he proposed to her the first week she was in the office. Then. that sinks down into the subconscious mind. I release this request to the Infinite Intelligence within Which knows what I want and how to bring it to pass.of my subconscious mind is now bringing us together in its own way. It must die first. Apparently. I give thanks for the perfect answer. When she was about to question. Her final decree in her divorce proceedings was granted. He was a deeply spiritual man. and we recognize each other immediately. that's prayer. She knows what she's doing and why she is doing it. by repetition and by osmosis. Shortly afterwards. There was nothing to be concerned about. and they are ideally happy. too. he knew it. She knows she has to establish the equivalent in her mind of the type of husband she wants. though he was completely devoid of any creedal or denominational affiliations 194 . She had a great number of dates and social engagements. It becomes a plant. then it bequeaths its energy to another form of itself. a former football player. This physician was not the passive or submissive type but was a mature adult. she reminded herself that the Infinite Intelligence was bringing it to pass in its own way. And you know when a seed is planted in the ground it undergoes dissolution. doubt and vacillate." Now. Several months went by. she went to work as a receptionist in a doctor's office.

With God’s help I will find a woman who is spiritual. the thing to do is to immediately heal it by harmonious thinking. I am one with God and with all people. Men. The way of prayer will heal the hurts and wounds of married life. She got what she wanted. She will be my ideal companion. and the marriage will grow in beauty and love as the years roll by. God will help me attract the right woman who is in complete accord with me – a woman with whom I blend spiritually. it is not just women who seek an ideal mate. Here is a meditation to help in this quest: I strongly believe that God dwells within me. morbid. When the husband or wife engages the mind with evil or destructive thoughts towards the partner. she mentally and emotionally united with her idea and it became part of her in the same way that an apple becomes a part of your bloodstream. who is harmonious. also often find it difficult to attract the woman with whom they would spend their lives. the power of the Infinite. peaceful and happy. loyal. You know. he or she has deserted God. Let husband and wife do this regularly. In other words. critical thought. complete and wonderful. There is a tremendous power within all of us.or attachments. If one of the parties gets angry. I know that I can give her love and make her life full. because she claimed it mentally until she reached the point of saturation. Of course. faithful and true. some of the most God-like people don't belong to any church or go to church at all. Say this prayer each day and each night and the right woman will be guided to you and be united with you. is 195 . Burn them up with the fire of Divine love. Bless the mood of love and goodwill. Chop the head off of every angry. resentful or peeved. Cremate them.

which. or he's not a believer. God is Impersonal. of course. whom God hath joined together with love. neither now nor then -. Occasionally. and hateful. no male or female. and each sued for divorce. which they did. When united in concert. knows nothing about Christianity. divorce or annulment of the marriage ties. or love. A woman and man came to see me in a hotel in Dallas. restores. Judaism or any ism. but I can't marry him because he's a Jew. So. the two hearts beat as one. it is God. Remember. no bond or free. Love transcends 196 . they had married on the rebound. Love knows no creed or religion. They were divorced after about a year in another state. Marriage for any other reason is not a marriage. The end result will be separation. was no marriage at all. They were humble. Love knows no creed or religion. admitting their mistake of foolish pride and desire to get even with each other. too. They will become morbid.only the ever-flowing reality flowing on forever. They said it was a great mistake. In Him there is no Greek. or Jew. Blessed are the meek. opens prison doors and solves all problems. They said. is absurd. What shall we do?" I told them to dissolve the sham and the farce of the present marriages. a woman says to me: I'm in love with a man. I had a rather strange experience one time in Texas. They said they had quarreled over a peace of property a few years previously. They were meek in the sense that they were teachable. joining two people together. unison and harmony. morose. "We love each other. I told them to dissolve that sham. and go back to each other. or a Catholic.an adulterer and fornicator. This. Love heals. They were very angry toward one another. of course. Divine love led them to each other in the first place and led them back to the altar of love again. Each had remarried. no respecter of persons.

I explained to her that her father has no power whatever.just one. Love is the fulfilling of the law. Her father belongs to another church and hates Catholics. It seems the young lady in question married a Catholic. Suggestion is a power.all these things. She affirmed that the great peace. and the peace of God will reign supreme in that home. Hatred kills. It moves as unity. the Life Presence. the God Presence. It knows nothing about the various creeds or denominations. The father passed on a few weeks later. or three -. which is awareness. Some time ago I was asked by a young lady if a father could by mental means break up or cause the dissolution of a marriage. The only power is the Infinite. She began to pray that God's love united them in the first place and that His love surrounded them and enfolded them. control and direct her marriage was her love and devotion to truth. The sequel to this was that her father's hate was melted in the sunshine of her love. And there are no divisions or quarrels in it. it's not the power. moves as harmony. There is only One Power. Love is of God. it's Omnipotent. it moves as harmony. There is nothing to oppose it. . Let love rule and guide your married life." She began to realize the only power was in her own thought and consciousness. It 197 . The father told his daughter that he could by mental means get his daughter back. "Your father has no more power than an old rabbit's foot or a stone in the field. not two. beauty and love of God governed their lives and ruled their hearts. I said. She knew nothing could come between her and the man she loved. It moves as unity. He killed himself. They are deeply in love. he's just ignorant. The only power to govern.

She realizes he is God's man. joyous. He asks himself: How can I contribute to her happiness and peace? If a woman loves a man. The moment you awaken in the morning. He is inspired from On High. Be sure to forgive each other for any sharpness before you retire at night. therefore. that wedded bliss. he can't do anything unloving. the study of the mysteries of life. Father. The Spirit of God moves in the waters of his mind. today and forever. in all. The contemplation of Divine ideals. of course. And. pray together. And every night of your life. it kills harmony. and personal freedom bring about that mystic marriage. to succeed. as she ought to be: happy. and wonders happen as she prays that way.kills love. you love to see her. that's called self-murder. and God's peace fills his soul. To maintain a happy married life. and think of God and His love. that God is and all there is is God. Remain wedded to God. and it kills the Life Principle within you. through all. Say quietly: "Thank you. claim Divine Intelligence is guiding you in all ways. for God is love. For. then you'll stay together. Love is the Spirit of God. the same yesterday. He was born to win. He does that which is kind. and be faithful to the great eternal truths of God. love gives. and he that dwelleth in God. Realize. and free. and all in all. if a man loves a woman. and God in him. it kills peace. over all. that holy union in which the two should become one. a common purpose and plan. Never carry over from one day to another irritations or disappointments. she exalts God in the midst of him. after all. mighty to heal. And love frees. and he is divinely guided. for all the blessings of the day. Send out loving thoughts of peace and harmony to each other. pray together and you will stay together." 198 . If you love your wife.

meaning cohabiting with grudges. Whosoever marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.And as you go to sleep at night. I wake in joy." And God giveth His beloved in sleep. for thou. "I am satisfied with something else. If you put away your ideal. say: "God giveth His beloved sleep. marries many ideas. fornication. "I can't be that. except it be for fornication. You are saying. and God lives in me. Then you are committing adultery. criticism. creeds. you are cohabiting with evil in the bed of your mind. and all that. I live in God. You are told: “Whomsoever shall put away his wife. peeves. It becomes lodged in your subconscious mind. bitterness. if you ruminate on ill will and bitterness to others. opinions. theories. concepts. I can't achieve. is a sign that you are 199 . Psychologically. your goal in life. He openeth our ears and sealeth their instructions. let your prayer be: "I sleep in peace. your estimate of yourself." then you are frustrated. I lay me down in peace to sleep. resentment. So." You are saying. your concept of yourself. you are committing adultery in the Biblical sense. your marriage partner is your idea. You marry beliefs. ill will. That's absurd. dogmas. "God can't do it for me.” As we said before. And one with God is a majority. Lord. That is. your blueprint. to cohabit with false beliefs. Your mind. A dream and vision of the night in deep sleep falleth upon our slumberings upon the bed. If you imagine loss." Some say the Bible doesn't allow divorce. whatever you mentally and emotionally unite with in your mind.maketh me dwell in safety. and you say. and shall marry another commiteth adultery. that's a marriage. because you are introducing a foreign power." In A Nutshell Adultery and idolatry are synonymous in the Bible. for example. if you dwell upon misfortune.

for as within. Stop condemning yourself and the whole world stops condemning you. balance and equilibrium reign supreme in my life. because you are divorced from harmony. and the child grows in grace." As you make a habit of this prayer. That's what baptism is all about. And divorce takes place in the mind. so without. emotional and spiritual climate of the home. Every night of your life. then you'll stay together. beauty. harmony and peace. use this prayer frequently: "God's love. pray together. inspiration and guidance will well up spontaneously. peace and love. If love is lacking in your life. wisdom and harmony are being expressed through me now. Children grow in the image and likeness of the mental. eventually there will be a separation and divorce on the external plane.already divorced. noble. indulges in resentment and anger. You are fornicating when you mentally and emotionally unite with erroneous concepts. Be sure to forgive each 200 . wonders will happen in your life. There is nothing evil in sex or anything else God created and ordained. That's real baptism. and the child picks up the practice of the Presence of God -the practice of harmony. becomes morose and morbid or depressed. Love. Practice the Presence of God in the home. Poise. These qualities enter into the subjective mind of the child. Because you are cleansing your mind of all erroneous thoughts. and Godlike. You are divorced from everything that is lovely. Never carry over from one day to another irritations or disappointments. Stop being mean to yourself and the world will stop being mean to you. Whenever men and women are mentally divorced from their marriage vows. You will become an irresistible magnet attracting to you all the blessings of life from all directions. love and peace.

claim Divine Intelligence is guiding you in all ways." 201 . for all the blessings of the day.other for any sharpness before you retire at night. Father. Send out loving thoughts of peace and harmony and think of God and His love. The moment you awaken in the morning. Say "Thank you.

” In Emerson’s time most preachers were talking about sinners in the hands of an angry God. Emerson despised labels. The concept of the Oversoul contains Emerson's great philosophy. Emerson said all that was nonsense. life awareness. and denominational terms. Toro. He realized there was only one Truth: God dwells within all people. meaning being. He despised slavery to labels. the I AM within us. understanding. He called it the Oversoul. We are all children of the One Father. They dwelt upon our simpleness as wickedness. More books have been written about Emerson than anyone except Lincoln. or anything of that nature. because the average person knew more than the 202 . God is timeless. The Oversoul is the ethic plus the dynamic. and a number of others.Chapter 9 – Mental and Spiritual Laws In the Light of Emerson (Part 1) Emerson was one of the greatest of the American thinkers. sectarian groups. Saturate your mind with the Oversoul. happiness. He served as a minister in Boston. so all religions of the world say. for example. for all humans are one family. on health. . and alienation from God. joy. beauty. He despised anything that smacked of hypocrisy. spaceless and ageless. He said he couldn't understand why people went to church at all. the son of a Unitarian minister. He taught that you couldn't put a label. peace. By the Oversoul he means the Presence of God. He points out the oneness of all humankind. the Ohm of India. “Our Father. wisdom. He was born in 1803. He belonged to that group of transcendentalists that included Louisa and Bronston Alcott. Channing. the Presence and Power of God.

there is something within you that reminds you of your origin and urges you back to it. or nasty? The reason is that you know there is the Presence and Power of God within you. how did you know that people were mean. But. For I said ye are Gods. That's why you are able to differentiate. He is considered by many to be one of the ten greatest thinkers in the world.” That was Emerson's theme--that every person you saw was God walking the earth. every moment to acknowledge a Higher Origin for events in the will I call mine. otherwise. "What is the ground for this uneasiness of ours? What is the universal sense of want and ignorance with a fine innuendo by which the soul makes its enormous claim?" In other words. I am constrained." The source of all people is God. That you are an organ of God and God hath need of you where you are. He said. "Man is a stream whose source is hidden. “Out of one blood made ye all nations of men for to dwell upon the face of the earth. And we are all children of the One Father. When you praise Our Father. goodwill is natural. He realized that every one walking the earth was God. He said. There is something within you that tells you what is noble and Godlike. he said. Therefore. he went on to the next dimension before she could see him. The only thing 203 ." The most exact calculator has no prescience. the Living Spirit Almighty. She was actually sure she would see him. peace is natural." He said. "Our being is descending into us from we know not whence. you could not be here. He said. "Man is a stream whose source is hidden.preacher. you see. that love is natural.” I remember some years ago a woman saying to me that she had an appointment with President Kennedy. or cruel. and all of you are sons of the Most High. It's something incalculable.

and God is life.000 years have not reached the chambers and magazines of our soul. the only prophet of that which must be. watching over us in all our ways. Prescience is foreknowledge before events. you can reject it because you are your own prophet. Therefore. When you lift a chair it's the Unseen Power lifting it. Our being is descending into us from we know not whence. That 204 . is that great nation which we rest as the earth lies in the soft arms of the atmosphere. That you can trust implicitly. they shall fail. What is true of God is true of you. that prediction fails.you can be absolutely sure of is that God is God. We are all dependent on life. Someone predicts something for you of a negative nature. beliefs and convictions dictate and control all his conscious actions. it shall pass away. "The supreme critic on the errors of the past and the present. You go within yourself and realize God is guiding you. Emerson writes in The Great Oversoul. everything passes away. If there be prophecies. He said. It controls all your vital organs. How can you be absolutely sure of anything? Philosophies. "I see that I am a pensioner. today and forever. There is that within you that watches over you when you are sound asleep. and the law is the same yesterday. they shall fail. religions. The philosophies of 3. It is because our subconscious assumptions. But the God Presence is always the same. and Divine love fills your soul. So there is this Overshadowing Presence. If there be prophecies. You discover that your ways are pleasantness and your paths are peace. If there be tongues. they shall cease. everything passes away. If there be knowledge. we are pensioners in the sense that we are all dependent upon the Life Principle. There is a puzzlement why we do the things we shouldn't. there is right action in your life. We are dependent on that life from the God Presence within. Everything changes." Yes.

no one can eat an apple for you. Here he is dealing with the Omnipresence--present everywhere. "Hear. within which every man's particular being is contained and made one with others. You can say. to which all right action is submission is the overpowering reality which confutes our tricks and talents and constrains everyone to pass for what he is." And the wise silence of Emerson is absent from the body and present with the Lord. "The Lord is my shepherd. And the whole world is simply God made manifest. Radiate love and goodwill to all. it must be present in you. that Oversoul. in division. in parts and particles." That's the theme of Emerson: that God dwells within you. Turn within. Meantime within man is the Soul of the Whole. wholesome respect for the Divinity that shapes your ends. which is Omnipotent. If I asked you. the Wise Silence. oh. reverent. no one can teach you how to enter that door of silence. man of God. How can you get outside of infinity? The ancient Hebrews put it. Absent from the worldly thoughts and false beliefs. We live in succession. I shall not want. Israel." But no one can teach you meditation. It means you must have a God of love within you. that common heart of which all sincere conversations worship. you can meditate on God’s love quietly in your own soul. absent from the problem and present with the Creative Power within you. You must taste it yourself. Forgive yourself. the Lord thy God is one Lord.unity. the Universal Beauty to which every part and particle is equally related -. Hear. oh. "What does the apple taste like?" how could you explain? Therefore. Turn your mind from the turmoil and vexation to God's Healing 205 . The love of God in Emerson's language is a healthy. and walks and talks in you.the Eternal One. Then you can enter the wise silence. no one can taste salt for you. You must get rid of all ill will and bitterness. And as it is present everywhere. No one can teach you meditation.

the happy ending. as understanding. It is as easy for God to become all these things as a blade of grass. That's consciousness or awareness. Hear the doctor congratulate you on the miracle that has happened in your life. as love. and the God Presence is flowing through you as beauty. That's the wise silence of Emerson. to the wisdom of the Almighty. Then you are present with the solution. "When the spirit breathes through your intellect it is genius. if you are looking for a healing. through your action it is love. as joy. still the mind. The Great Oversoul is where you live and have your being. and dwell upon the Almighty Healing Power of God flowing through you now. then the God Presence flows through you. Emerson said. as peace. 206 . the Lordly Power. the way out." He said.Presence. Then that Holy Spirit. "A man is a facade of a temple wherein all wisdom and all good abide. Your intellect is illumined from On High. For example. through your will it is virtue. the God Presence. Just imagine there is a great stream and you are in the midst of that stream. Quiet the mind. as wisdom. The Spirit of the Almighty moves on the waters of your mind. Be still and know that I AM God. You are absent from the body and you are present with the Lord. vitalizing. flows through you as beauty. turn away from the problem or the sickness or the verdict of the world. As you are open and receptive. Then you are absent from the senses and you are present with the Divine solution." The wise work of Emerson is simply this: that you place yourself in the midst of the stream. or the Living Spirit Almighty. healing. the Oversoul. restoring your whole being. as your mind and heart are open to the influx of the Holy Spirit. And all the power of the Godhead is focused at that point where you are meditating.

He is seeking a Holy receptacle that He might express Himself at higher levels through you. planning. no big or little. because you are open and receptive to that Holy Spirit Which is within you. God comes to see us without a bell. Relax." Emerson believed that we are more than an eating. Science says the same thing today. listen and pray it is the Infinite Intelligence. There is only the great unfolding intelligence that always seeks to express through this man or woman as an organ of God. God is seeking expression through you now. God dwells within us. no up or down. let go.So. and Spirit is the highest degree of matter.If we think of ourselves like this we misrepresent ourselves because we are God walking the earth. counting person -. Take your foot off the hose. Emerson said." Because the God is infinite. no good or bad. walks and talks in you. the infinitude of humankind. There is no place where God ends and humankind begins. There is no great or small in the God that made us all. there is no end to our glory. God dwells within you. "You will be carried along in the direction of your desire. There is no beginning or end to your glory. "I have only one thing to teach--the Infinitude of God. when you walk the street it is God walking the street. he says. Marvelous things will happen. no hard or easy. He said. There is no end to the powers within us. When we talk. Open your mind and your heart to let the Holy Spirit flow through you. Matter is the lowest degree of Spirit. saturating our 207 . for in Emerson's language Spirit and matter are one. My Father and I are one. then wonders will begin to happen in your life. Boundless Wisdom. because Spirit and matter are one. no Spirit. drinking. So that Living Spirit is within you. There is no material.

As you change your present thoughts you change your destiny. through us." God speaks to you through desire. for healing for (whatever it is you want). You say. if you are the musician. is his or her thought. Busy your mind with these and wonders will begin to happen in your life. and of love. 208 . Your desire is a void reminding you to fill it up. Spaceless Being within you. I have it now. That's Emerson telling you how to pray. God can't do anything unloving. The key to every person. Think of harmony. It's the design of the infinite feeling itself through you.whole being and operating in us. of peace." And the Infinite opens up the door for perfect expression. Therefore. and plays through me in majestic cadences" and you will bring forth music that will stir the soul. God seeks to express beauty through the artist. So there is that within you seeking expansion and growth. of beauty. God is the great musician for everything in the universe sings. Therefore. "God flows through me and speaks through me. Then he speaks of the Timeless. for music. "God speaks to me through desire. God is indescribable beauty. and all around us. What are you thinking of? Think of Divine love. "The Infinite wants it. instead of thinking of all the reasons why this desire might not come through. God can crowd eternity into an hour or stretch an hour to eternity for there is no time or space. say. Spaceless One within us. Instead of approaching a reluctant Infinite. I want it. God is love. There is a Timeless. you don't look to the past or future but to the eternal now. God gave me this desire for beauty. said Emerson. Therefore. you say. Your thought is creative. When your thoughts are God's thoughts God's power is with your thoughts of good. Change your thought and keep it changed.

is always the same. the Life Principle. God is my Father. God is Infinite. Here Emerson is talking about people labeling God. that which animates all people. your last concept. God is the Living Spirit within you. yesterday. It's your hunger and thirst to be one with that Infinite. and so is the world. It has no name. Thy law is: You are what you contemplate. It requires justice.Emerson points out that everything in the universe is changing and everything passes away. can't describe it. That's your judgment. when you find it you cannot name it. The soul requires purity. Infinity is within you. When you name it you cannot find it. how I love thy law. your decision in your mind. The Day of Judgment is every night of your life. so panteth my soul after Thee. The nature of it is to respond. It is the Timeless. As the heart panteth after the water brook. God loves me and cares for me. he says. God loves me and cares for me. The tendency of life is to heal. Its name means its nature. your thought. That never changes. your estimate. Nothing is permanent. I am a son or daughter of the Infinite. every night of our life is the last judgment. So. Oh. You cannot put any label on it. There are 67 names for God in the Psalms. but purity is not it. So is society. your last decision as you go to sleep. but the soul. Or. The Changeless One is within you. It requires beneficence but is somewhat better. your last judgment. Spaceless Being. All these things pass away. 0 God. What is your judgment of yourself? I am God sent. but God has no name. but justice is not that. To describe it is to defile it. You relate to it with your heart. this Divine Presence within you. It's the last will and testament. today and forever. Our minds can never completely encompass infinity. Change and decay are all around. 209 . Your judgment is your conclusion. The finite mind always wants to label and classify something.

You can quiet your mind. you will have a very negative result. if you are down on yourself. "God's love fills my soul. still your mind. If you are thinking of lack and limitation and of your shortcomings as you are meditating. give all allegiance to the God Presence. God's peace floods my mind. You say. The key is love." However. No one can give you any technique for meditation. “I. "That love fills my soul. Thou were within. “adore the Perfect. you can't get anywhere in meditation. for God is life. 210 . the heart of the true temple on the Holy Mountain.” says Emerson. we search for God. if your mind is disturbed and you are mean to yourself. There are a lot of things God can't do.” God is seeking an organ to express Himself through you. God is joy and can't wish sadness. God is peace and can't will you pain. The will of God for you is something transcending your fondest dreams. Yes. So.” You can turn within to that Perfect One and say. to enter the Holy of Holies. then you can turn within. God can't do anything unloving. You have goodwill to all. The third party. “Too late have I found Thee. God can't wish death. His peace floods my mind." When God's love enters into your soul. Because if you are down on or mean to yourself.You have the key. the imperfect. it is God. No one can eat the bread for you. automatically you respect the Divinity in everybody. is not social. No one in the entire world can give you a key. God can't do anything unlike Himself. or common nature. You have to eat the apple yourself. Emerson says. that's a negative meditation of the first water. 'Twas without that I did seek Thee. But true meditation is the wise silence of Emerson where you go within and contemplate the truths of God from the highest standpoint. forgive yourself and radiate love and goodwill to all. When your heart is full of love. God dwells within us. where you realize that God is love and can't do anything unloving. In all conversation between two persons there is a third party.

He had tuberculosis. the Spirit will honor it because whatever you impress on your subconscious is expressed. on all ugly things.a slow effect. the order and the symmetry and all that. Emerson had a prophetic mind. if we have ulcerated thoughts. for what “the Father seeth in secret. Nature is harmonious. He was caught up in the beauties of the world. Therefore. "I'm going to pray about tuberculosis. He was healing himself all the time. his contemplation of beauty and order and symmetry transformed his mind.We anticipate the universe -. The center of the world is within you. and a miraculous healing came. good or bad. The cause is within.” meaning whatever you claim to be true within yourself. Long before psychosomatics he knew that our inner thought. Naturally." We are never healed by what we turn from so much as what we turn to. Dwelling on the beauty. he was exhilarated by the Spirit. He didn't pray against it. our inner feeling. we are full of hostility. and the oneness of all things. He was caught up in the beauties and glories of nature. Emerson perceived that long before we heard of psychosomatics. His thoughts rose higher and higher. therefore. he didn't say. love and peace. The Spirit is within. because Emerson's 211 . these inner thoughts and images we had. ill will and bitterness. supreme and omnipotent. on your fears and doubts. then these ugly thoughts come out on our body. Shut the door. psyche meaning the soul and soma. the body. The stars are the daily bread of the soul. beauty. He realized the oneness of all things. He didn't know the action would be placed in his philosophy and spiritual healing. Emerson had a kinship with the world. that these slowly weave themselves into cells and nerves of life. because he was contemplating harmony. Emerson studied nature. When you change your mind you change your body.

you are compelled to be honest.philosophy. by prayer and through mystic visioning. Dr. hear the truth. But when we realize. There is no beginning or end. know the truth. We may demote ourselves in many ways. but we don’t practice it. but the eternal now. Say. the Timeless Being was within. These wonderful truths are within all of us. We do not yet possess ourselves. we steal our health. and speak the truth. It is not incorporated in our souls. You say. but be able to discern that what is true is true and what is false is false. It is no proof of our understanding. "I become a channel of the Divine. Religious Science. and all phases of the New Thought Movement. Emerson's teaching permeates Unity. for loss can come in many ways. Science of Mind. happiness and peace. who wrote The Sermon on the Mount. Everybody knows that honesty is the best policy. These truths must be assimilated and appropriated. That is the mark and character of intelligence. discernment is needed. Emerson says. of course. Therefore. When we steak from ourselves. We are only giving lip service to it. Therefore. It's a living part of us. Emerson's wonderful work on the Oversoul is the highlight of his teaching. We know better than we do. "These things 212 . because it's incorporated in our souls. You are a soldier of God and compelled to express harmony and beauty because these are incorporated in your soul by meditation. and you love the truth. You love truth for truth's sake. you are compelled to be good. there is no past or future. Truth. as Emerson points out when stealing from another you are stealing from yourself. Emmet Fox. to be able to affirm whatever we please. when we know that we stop doing it. was a profound student of Emerson. because that truth is not written in our hearts." Your heart is geared to the welfare of God. become the organ of the Infinite. when swindling from another you are swindling from yourself. Einstein realized. When they are a living part of you. So.

To hear five or six people. must be false. beauty. or truth? Truth is. that demeans or demotes you. we need discernment to separate the chaff from the wheat and the false from the real. There is only one truth. Many people believe in that which is absolutely false. like a New Thoughter. and that honor and promotion comes from within. malevolent entities. and say they are all doing it. If they were.came to them. Do not label it. A light -. They read books on the Science of Mind. You'd realize you promote yourself. Divine Science. peace. and a Roman Catholic talking about truth. There is only one truth. Maybe you expected 213 . How can you label harmony. Anything that instills fear into your mind. elevate. You call no human on earth your master. yes. They want to cut corners. a Buddhist. bless. a Jew.that is. and things like that. you wouldn't be jockeying for position or pushing others out of the way. no one has a monopoly on it. which is your Master.are not true. inspire. But these are not absorbed and assimilated in the soul. Yes. Emerson says that those who perceive the truth have had an inner illumination. We do not. which is God. you are a slave. If you have any other master. Many believe in chance and fate. That is a quality sadly lacking in the minds of millions of people. Yes. that is contrary to love and harmony. Therefore. There is only One. an illumination -. a Christian Scientist." The only ideas are true which heal. he says. the state of mind of many people is based upon knowledge gained through the five senses or governed by appearances of things. Something higher in each of us overlooks this byplay. Therefore. that you give everything to yourself. Many trust in and jockey for position. is like the five blind men describing an elephant. and dignify your soul. They say we are going to get it while the getting is good. You wouldn't be angry because the boss didn't promote you. and that you pay your own salary. including truth students. possess ourselves.

They know it's wrong to be angry. There would be heaven on earth. breath. That's the sum and substance of what Emerson means. they have an argument before noon. beliefs.to be passed over and you were passed over. for the people's heart is wax gross." you are making your own hell. dictate and control all your conscious actions. and all things. they do not see. or anything. disease. your own misery. because that was your belief. convictions. “Jesus says. It's success and happiness. We express what we are and can do no other. Their negative emotions compel them. when Emerson says. and their eyes they have closed. “I speak to them in parables. When they go forth with a chip on their shoulders. But they are irascible and angry. You may have a beautiful philosophy. but they are ugly. navies. The Golden Rule is simply this: Would you like to live with what you are wishing and thinking for the other? If you say. They give lip service to the Golden Rule. So. If they want to succeed. there would be no war. hearing. neither do they understand. But your expectation is from Him. to act that way. or crime. They can't do what they see should be done. That's a negative emotion. armies. they will fail. It's bad for the arteries." That is because if we really understood the meaning of the Golden Rule. "We know-better than we do. We react to the role of our nature inevitably. but what you do depends on what you are inside. People who are nasty and ugly may want to be nice. If the answer is "No. they do not hear. their ears are dull of hearing.” Seeing. and if we generally followed it. "Yes. we don't do it. The doctor tells them so. lofty ideals. What you are compels what you do. right here and now. We'd need no police. who giveth to all life." then it's heaven on earth for you. because your subconscious assumptions. lest at any time they 214 . sickness. your expectation.

as I said. and all that I have is Thine. we give lip service. irrespective of what others say or don't say. no cause for envy. and execute it. Most people do not understand it. to the Golden Rule: As you would have others do to you. a customer goes into a bar and says to the bartender. do you so to them in like manner. That Spirit will honor it. validate it. They shirk the other meaning. They can't perceive the inner meaning. there is no cause for resentment. Infinite Intelligence gave you the desire and will also give you the capacity and the wherewithal to get what you want. "My boss is never out. Yes. must come." He knows there is a recording machine within him in his own subconscious recording his silent motive. and that the desire to steal will attract lack and limitation and impoverish you. higher understanding. You don't have to hurt the hair of any being in this world. Many of us have not awakened to these higher powers. To be sincere you have to know the Higher Self and your strength and capacity. even if you don't steal." So. Go within and claim it.should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and become converted.” Of course. do or don't do. there's a double meaning to that. Let's have drinks on the house. Emerson said. The average mind hears the ordinary meaning. Perception. therefore. would be a charlatan who could afford to be sincere. For example.” 215 . To understand is to do. Nobody. The very thought itself is creative and destructive. nor do they practice it. Go boldly to the throne of grace. no cause for jealousy. "The boss is out. I should heal them. Why? Because. Call upon it and it will answer you. “Thou art ever with me. Don't take what belongs to another. You have the unqualified capacity to go within and claim your good. the bartender says.

setting that up as empire between us. So. there is something in that child that tells him or her it's a lie. He sets his will against mine. Actually. nearer than hands and feet. the love. Emerson says. As you revere the Spirit and honor it. If I am willful. is the mind that sees and does not see. We haven’t seen or heard the higher meaning of life. beauty. The child picks that up. talk to the Spirit of your child and say that God's love. Spirit with Spirit shall meet. Namely. saying the Spirit in me talks to the Spirit in him or her. He reveres and loves with you. wisdom. and harmony flow through that child. is always attended by a glorious light. That's what Phineus Quimby meant when he said when a mother or father tells a child there is a devil that is going to punish him. the light. peace. such as George Fox and many others. closer than breathing. We haven’t awakened to the Higher Power. and understanding.The mind. he points out that the experiences of all people. Tell that child that he or she is growing in grace. and the glory of God is resurrected in that child. Emerson speaks of the trances of Plotinus. spontaneously. because of love and adoration and veneration. which fails in position of trust and honor. Emerson is saying the same thing." In other words. hears but doesn't hear. 216 . Emerson is saying that you talk to that child. and love speaks to love. as one goes within with love into the silent soul. the Spirit in the child gets sick. or that God is angry with her. the vision of Paul. the convulsions of George Fox and Quakers. because God dwells within that child. So. He is pointing out that in this cosmic consciousness. "Look into the young eyes of a child and you see God there. not by any coercion. but if I renounce my will and act for the soul. All things come forth from One Source. but by that inner love and that inner adoration. one’s illumination may come--not by effort. No one thing can be in opposition to that Common Source. the child reveres it and loves it with me.

The future is always the present thinking grown up. obliterate. that every sound that is spoken will vibrate on your ear. worships God. Then the future is glorious and certain. he said. a false god that is governing you and controlling you. Put God back on the throne and realize that what is true of God is true of you “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. There is nothing to oppose it. But. The simplest person. Supreme. That was a hard saying in Emerson’s time -. It is Omnipotent. had many glimpses of illumination.back in 1830. they may instill fear into your mind and you bring it to pass by your own fear and expectation. every byword that belongs to you for aid or comfort shall surely come home through open or winding passages. Ineffable. and One Power. and realize there is a God of love within you. As you fill your mind with the truths of God you neutralize. 217 . Therefore. he said. because you mold and fashion your own destiny. If you are a victim of the stars and you think there is a malefic configuration of the stars.If a fortuneteller or a psychic predicts something negative for you. anything unlike God in your mind and in your heart. you live a day at a time. Emerson is saying to get away from the false beliefs of God. Predict for yourself in a very wonderful. One Presence. you mold and fashion your own destiny. The future is always the present grown up. Now is the day of salvation. who in integrity. you have established a new god over your mind. Believe. wonderful way. We are sure that our welfare is dear to the heart of God. All your friends shall lock you in their embrace because your heart is the heart of all. God is the Eternal Now. is the union of humankind and God in every act of the soul. every book. Every proverb. becomes God. Contemplate your good now. Emerson walked along the shores of reality. life and the universe.” There is only One God.

In spiritual laws. Neither vexations nor calamities abate our trust. wonderful way. can't be sick. Emerson is saying. perhaps you came to a lecture. It was never born. because you realizes you are a spiritual magnet irresistibly attracting health. All loss. He believed that he couldn’t escape from his good. love. from love or companionship. all pain. It is the finite alone that is wrought and 218 . wind blows it not away. and you are an organ of God. he said. The Spirit. happiness. That's the Upanishad said that many thousands of years ago.That's really beautiful. Perhaps you overheard a conversation. or anything else. Emerson says. otherwise. Water wets it not. fire burns it not. peace. he is overflowed with reliance. It remains to the heart and hurt. peace. vitiated. and companions who are spiritually oriented. frustrated. that Oversoul. It stands to reason it can't be hurt. from the friends you want. the soul will not know either deformity or pain. He feels you cannot be separated from harmony. So universal that it sweeps away all cherished hopes and most able projects of the mortal condition in a flood. you are the intuitive experience of God. In the presence of the law and the Presence of God. How often have you opened up a book that solved your problem? That's the God Presence responding to you in a magnificent. God in the midst of you is mighty to heal. of course. and God has need of you where you are. it will never die. the God Presence. grievest thou for It. That's the Spirit within you. How often are you looking for an answer. is particular of the universe. swords pierce it not. Knowing these things to be true. The soul is that Living Spirit Almighty within you. and you turn the dial on the radio or television? Your higher self opened up the way for you. health. you would not be here. The trouble with many is that they can't get joined to their good.

Don't renounce the world. Emerson draws no line between the Spirit and the physical. Original sin is simply our forgetting our Divine origin. which. love casts out hatred. The Infinite lies stretched in smiling repose. it is the God Presence within you. The joy of the Lord is your strength. qualities and attributes of God resident in the subconscious of that child. The soul knows no deformity or pain. Spirit doesn't suffer. The whole world is God made manifest. Likewise. Sorrow and grief disappear in Divine love. There is no division. only a unity. consciously aware of that. But a submarine commander goes down far enough so there is absolute calm. Infinite Bliss. Those who have not caught them cannot describe their health or prescribe the cure. Emerson says. predestination. as Emerson says. The resurrection is when we. and Absolute Harmony. it is serenity. and the like. -. Ignorance is the only sin. A simple mind will not know these enemies. The punishment is the only consequence. lie stretched in smiling repose. He says something very important here: Our young people. calls forth the 219 . The finite mind is like the surface of the ocean there is a lot of noise there -maybe a great storm. Peace casts out pain. accepting the commandments of humans for the commandments of God. and joy casts out sadness. All suffering. the heart of every person is a Divine Presence. it's in perpetual tranquility.suffered. When God believes Himself to be human.” it’s the fall of God. he says. Actually. He limits Himself by His belief in being human. These are the soul's mumps.the origin of evil. Every child is born with all the powers. is a result of ignorance. measles. and whooping cough. the “fall of man” is not the “fall of man. are diseased with the theological concept of original sin.

If there were two powers there would be chaos. spiritually. you are a choosing. So. God can't lose Himself. A simple mind will not know these. murderer or a truly holy person -. Use the Power constructively and call it God. The devil. which no one can shut. The Lord thy God is One Lord. which God is. thief and holy man. Our troubles are borrowed. really. or joy. for God is love. Some people had a weird idea in Emerson's time (some still do) that one is born to become a murderer. and so on. beggar. So the greatest of all truths is “Hear. There would be no design or order.” Therefore. and bogies of fancy. harmony. phantoms. There is 220 . volitional being. idols of our misconceptions. which God is. thief. There would be two wills.The Life Principle is God in every person. for God can't lose Himself. Brahma or Allah.someday must awaken to the glory which God is -. or any way you look at it. they call it limitation. Mathematically. use the Power ignorantly. There is no lost soul.intelligence and the power within us and then dissolves the problem. —each of us -. there would be war in the heavens above and the earth beneath. cutthroat. God is no respecter of persons. impersonal. to be lost. Therefore. Whom He did for naught He also did predestinate. 0 Israel. There would be a clash. from false theological beliefs. to be a thief. misery and sickness. is God upside down.whether we be beggar.” The devil is of evil. the ancients said. We are all destined to waken to the glory. we will all awaken to the transcendental glory. I hold before you an open door. “Choose ye this day whom ye will serve. It's as simple as that. They are conjured up from ignorance. but you can't be lost in the Infinite. God couldn't have it any other way. there is only One Power. You may be lost to peace. . That's the resurrection. All of this is utter nonsense. There is only One Power. You fashion your own destiny.

Take back the power you gave away. The Absolute doesn't judge. beliefs. refusing to hear the truth. 221 . If you are afraid that you will catch a certain disease. Every positive affirmation has a negative denunciation. The devil is simply a denial of the positive force or a denial of Infinite Intelligence. The son is your own mind. and perfection. that's your own belief. that's your own thought. There is no evil entity acting independently. As with the foil we can see ourselves through contrast. of course. All judgment is given to the son. limitation. there is a jinx following you or that there is an evil power and you establish that hypothesis in your mind. It will be with you in trouble. You will meet the embodiment of your ideas. The Life Principle always seeks to heal you. The Infinite Intelligence is impersonal and no respecter of persons. It appears at many different levels of awareness or states of mind. Every yes has a no. a donkey -. Realize. If you believe. That's why Emerson said the devil is an ass. because it is all misunderstanding. Wherever it diversifies and individualizes Itself. If you think God is going to punish you. beauty. it responds to all. So. then. it's our minds acting partially. There is only One Power.no opposition to the One Power. every affirmation has its denial. So. therefore. then you are tempted to turn away from your belief in wholeness. that jinx which you have enthroned in your mind will bring all manner of trouble into your experience. The only absolute evil in the world is the denial of the Presence of God. It is seen partially and it's misunderstanding. and you are punishing yourself. and opinions. You are permitting that suggestion to enter into your mind. for example. When you call it will answer you. the Power of God. and the God of Love. The Absolute doesn't punish. that God is love and that His peace fills your soul.thick ears and stubborn.

whatever you claim and feel to be true will come to pass. We claim that what is true of God is true of us. individually or collectively. therefore. "I am honest. Our experience. in their honest moments have always sung not unto us. In other words. automatically we are honest. If people are honest. and convictions control all our conscious actions. Consciousness is the sum total of our subconscious and objective impressions. is the result of our consciousness. It is the law of reversed effort. "I'm honest. or God upside down. 222 . they don’t go around saying. "Either God is or He is not. pressure. We are what we contemplate. is simply out misuse of the law. Emerson believed in the law of parallels. he said. experience. who attributed evil to the devil. not unto us. function. misinterpretation. our honesty. beliefs. Virtue is simply our integrity. to the course of thought. He said. We are told that anger. good or bad. Emerson says. and event." The less we think or know about God’s virtues.” The heart is your subconscious mind. Everything is pushed from behind. Their success lay in their power of wisdom. It is the quiet mind that gets things done. We are in tune with the Infinite. In quiet and confidence shall be your strength. the better we like Him. We don't go around saying. meaning whatever you impress on your subconscious mind will come forth as form. Nothing happens by chance. Therefore. of prodigious mathematical genius convey to others on the insight into his or her methods? No. Our subconscious assumptions. which was invented by theologians. and coercion will get you nowhere. as I say. " you’d begin to doubt them." The Spirit is always seeking expression through all of us. extraordinary success people. “as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.Medieval people created a devil. He said. But there is only One Power. Could ever a person. The devil.

He is good. relaxed state. we call it the Devil. You have to taste the sweet savor of these great truths.” Savor these great truths of God. Emerson says you will become a nonobstructive channel for the wonders of the Infinite. Then. faith in the goodness of God in the land of the living. depending on how you use it. whatever you agree with in your mind. That spiritual law is always 223 . accepts and agrees with. really.he communes in the silence. No one can teach you. function. What I fear most has come upon me. When it is used negatively or ignorantly. “The Lord is my shepherd.” You have to taste the God within yourself. wonders will begin to happen. your subconscious. Dwell upon them until they are a living part of you. He leadeth me to green pastures and still waters. harmoniously we call it God. how to go into the silence. Have you ever noticed that good news exhilarates you and bad news causes you to be depressed? The law works for good or evil. It's something you learn yourself. That's the real story of your own mind. shall come to pass. that Emerson speaks of is simply according to your faith is it done unto you -. on a cosmic scale. whatever you claim to be true. in that quiet. Whatever the mind beholds. in a dream in the night. That's why no one can teach you meditation. experience. The vineyard is your own mind. That mystical experience is unexplainable. such as: God is love and God is peace. as harmony. The law of parallelism. Observe and understand the law of the mind. It can't be done. will honor it with action. the Creative Power. Whatever you agree with. pain and ache. therefore. the Oversoul. There is only One Power. That Power moves as unity. misery. suffering. It's your ecstasy. When you use the One Power constructively. It could be given to that person in a vision. you will experience. I shall not want. Whatever you observe.faith in the creative laws of your mind. ”Taste the Lord. your rapture.

Then the mind will become quiet. and when the mind is quiet the answer will come. You do not accomplish anything. Then that Infinite which lies stretched in smiling repose is there. You are absent from your body. Great peace have they which love thy law and nothing shall offend them. Go back to these truths. Emerson brings out the great element. That will attract to you only more lack. what you are. But you go back to the Source.” Are you going to say: It is hard for me? “According to your belief it is done unto you. is my everlasting supply. and you realize that God. the problem. and an invisible law. That's the wise silence of Emerson. God is an ever-present help in time of trouble. and impediments of all kinds. I must have an answer by the 15th of next month. All things be ready if the mind be so”. an invisible intelligence." All this is utter nonsense. while you are yet speaking I will hear.working for you even when you are sound asleep. “Call upon 224 . Reiterate them. and getting so 'hot. which is the heart of all metaphysics-effortlessness. people say. it’s called the law of reversed effort. tension. In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. And the law is: “I am what I contemplate. and you are present with the Lordly Power.000 by the 10th of next month. delay. So. And before I call I will answer. I must have $5. You contact it with your thought. and straining. "I must get an answer to my prayer. So long as you are fighting. its nature is to respond. It is covering the heavens above and the earth beneath. Learn who you are. what do you produce? You get no results. misery and suffering. According to my belief it is done unto me. It's governing the planets in their course. Because your exertion brings a certain reversal of effort. You turn away from the problem and you contemplate the Divine Presence within you moving in your behalf. the Oversoul. because that's fear. and anxiety.

The subconscious beliefs. some are afraid of reverses. and their life is full of fear. why. some are afraid of the Devil. then. Some suffer the tortures of the damned. they are full of prejudices sometimes. they are afraid of diseases. regulations. No. some are afraid of the stars. So. he said. to discover your religion. impressions. expect reverses. You are bound by a God of love. your faith. afraid of life. a God of peace that dominates and controls you. they think God is going to punish them. tenets. afraid of death. God made you rich. It's the way you think in your heart. they are religious bigots. they are afraid of God. some are afraid of Black Magic. Sometimes it's rank fear.me. ideas that are impressed in your subconscious come forth. That's your real religion because the subconscious accepts the dominant of two ideas. I must know your emotional espousal. they are afraid of death. we are dealing with laws of mind. All that is meaningless.” God gave you richly all things to enjoy. They follow all the rituals and ceremonies of their church. Churches have made laws. so are you. afraid of God. 225 . Your religion is the thing that binds you. and modes of living seem a travesty of truth. but you see. I will answer you. And they go through all the motions of religion. who observe all the rules and rituals. and all that. are you poor? When we do not recognize it. it's just the same as if it were not there. your deep conviction. rules. and they are afraid of afterlife. and your confidence. that's the meaning of it. Laws and letters. These laws belong to all. Some are afraid of the future. These things are brought forth in their mind. Many good people from the conventional standpoint. you can observe all the laws. and their body. Because the dominant ideas. in their heart. and some are afraid of voodoo. The religion of millions of people is superstition. rules and regulations of your church and lead a frightful life.

In other words. or be punished by a Devil. this frightens the life out of children. Emerson is not interested in confession. when he went into church and heard the preacher speak. therefore. The whole course of things goes to teach us faith. If they were sinners they might go to hell. and I follow the lead that 226 . Emerson paid no attention to labels." And the response will come." So.. Say: "Infinite Intelligence leads and guides me in all my ways. It has so infused its strong enchantment into nature that we prosper when we accept its advice. we shall hear the right words. he said.Enthrone the God of love in your mind. God exists. Turn to it. he said. If God be for you. He called these creeds and modes of living a travesty of truth. Of course. it is not the letter of the law but the spirit that gives it life. Infinite Intelligence reveals to me my true place in life." Do not shut up the young people. Because. a light upon my path. my friends. and we don’t always recognize it. he said. Realize. they were being taught God was out in space somewhere and if they didn't do certain things God would punish them. There is a soul at the center of nature over the will of all people. Instead of teaching the children God is within them. or communion. Emerson is saying they weren't taught anything true about God or life or the universe. rites and ceremonies. or something of that nature. Actually.. Sunday schools and churches. against their will in a pew and force the children to ask them questions for an hour against their will. none of us can wrong the universe. There is guidance for each of us. he despised all these things. A lamp unto my feet. who can be against you? Nobody. he said. He said. there is a guiding principle in every single one of us. All these take place in your own mind and heart. "Oh. and by lowly listening. baptism. are yokes to the neck. Nobody can be against you. One with God is a majority. "He didn't say anything that was true. as he said. Yes.

You can pray under a tree. is effortless effort. When you honor and respect that self of you. reasoning mind. There is only one law in all of the laws. there is a healing. and I follow the lead that comes. he says. then automatically you can love others. and you are without effort impelled to truth. Honor it. The mechanical laws of the universe are subject to spiritual order. as guidance. Follow that lead when it comes. clearly and distinctly into my conscious. and a perfect contentment. love dissolves all. Emerson says. for love is loyalty." In other words. the imperfect. Emerson says. driving along the road. Prayer. By lowly listening. Therefore. wholesome respect for the Divinity within you. is profaned. He said. as right action.comes. I. for then you will have fifty thoughts coming into your mind. receptivity. giving it all your allegiance and devotion. A believing love will relieve us of a vast load of care. give your reverence to it. you can pray up in the air on a plane. If you are making an investment. Place yourself. there are modifications of it. Don't discuss it with others. There are no set rules for the spiritual life. first idea that flashes into your mind." It's as easy for God to become all these things as a blade of grass. adore the Perfect. God exists. Yes. "God flows to me as beauty. and love is having a healthy. It's the first thought. Water reaches its level. which is love. and the quiet mind receives the answer. When we worship from a sense of duty the altar. "Oh. place yourself in the midst of the stream. "Yes. say. There is a soul at the center of nature. as harmony. in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which animates all whom it floats. reveals to me the answer. Say. The loveless are always seeking 227 . my friends. reverent. Infinite Intelligence guides me. then your eye is single and your whole body will be full of light. guiding principle. to right. in Emerson's language. exalt it.

Don't press your melancholy attitude upon it. and love. Then. every thought has to manifest itself. wonderful way. strain. We find the return circuits of the law composing the hardship upon us that we have set in motion towards another. you will receive the music of the spheres. If you are a musician. that no one can do anything like you do. and you will pour out love on all mankind. It must be a clear. You will automatically respect the Divinity in others. When through ignorance we oppose these laws. they react against us. They pass by the fact that there are spiritual laws that execute themselves. You must first love yourself before you can love anybody. You are open and receptive to it. The God Presence flows through you and you are impelled to express right action and beauty. of course. extraordinary way. You are a channel. Every thought is incipient action. . that God never repeats Himself. free from all pain. realize that God is flowing through you in a unique. Yes. and your word is a thought expressed. The word is made flesh. and wonders will happen in your life. Make yourself a channel for the Divine. Emerson says that each one is unique. 228 . Nothing can obstruct it because you have goodwill for all people. take your foot off the hose and the stream of water will flow through. it's dammed back. It stirs the soul. resentment. If you are depressed and dejected. and truth. Our lives are carried on with the stream of light. brings on sickness. You are propelled to right action. Otherwise. Scientists have spent centuries discerning physical laws. open channel. Therefore. then you are pressing upon that pipeline and you are complaining that the waters of love. Stress. and if you don't love yourself how could you like anybody? As you place yourself in that stream. he said. God plays music through you in a magnificent. you are impelled.love. anger.

you are in tune with the Infinite. Let it all go out. That Infinite animates all people. That law never alters. There is a great need for the conviction today that it is done unto us. because you believe. and the One Spirit speaks to all of them. and forever. Anything less stultifies the mind. in your life and wonders will begin to happen as you pray. God is harmony. When like-minded people think disregarding age or time. all good will be yours. inhibits the spiritual limits within you. God is love and God is peace. In other words. Always pray for the contemplation of the truths of God from the highest standpoint. and scientists pick up the same idea from the universal mind at the same time. and prevent your prosperity. Thoughts of criticism. as we believe. therefore. That's why many engineers. bitterness. To 229 . It's the same yesterday. today. and spiritual pride hold you back and prevent your healing. too. you are a spiritual magnet. That would block your good and create a conflict. stunts the effort.light and healing do not flow through. because they are thinking along the same line. because what is true of God then becomes true of you. Wonders will begin to happen. The friends you attract belong to you. God screens us forever more from that which we shouldn't hear. There is one mind common to all individuals. What truly belongs to you cannot be withheld. The good we desire will be ours when we are ready for it. don't say one thing and believe another because of an audience or something like that. That's true prayer. then they tap the same universal stream of wisdom. physicists. A chemist can freely tell his formulas to the carpenter. Don't squander your sources upon destructive thinking. because you realize there is a timelessness and universal mind that includes all. Therefore. The Spirit speaks the universal language. There are no secrets withheld from the universal mind. Let all the length of your reins. too.

there's from glory to glory. Universally. a new birthday in God. When you put a ring on your bride’s finger and say. it is a new beginning. a symbol of unbroken married life. "With this ring I thee wed. Surely. You can't be less tomorrow than you are today. Every end is a beginning. from wisdom to wisdom. start with the second hand and let it go around to the top of the dial? You say. for life is ongoing. spaceless being. It is a new beginning. because it is a symbol of Infinity. but every end is a beginning. Life goes not backward. well. that's the end of a minute. It's to be alive to something. every end is a beginning. And you are dealing with a timeless. Everything passes away. from strength to strength. nor tarries with yesterday. This shows you that every end is a beginning. there is only the eternal now. There is no past or future.everything in the universe passes away. There are no fixtures in nature in circles. There can't be one without the other. All our actions are a circle.believe is to live in the state of being it. You place it on her finger. because you can never be without a body. a symbol of God's river of peace. Of course. Yes. the end of the old and the birth of the new. Nothing is forever. the circle is an emblem of perfection. There is always another dawn after every night. under every deep there is a lower deep. how the Spirit is lifted up when by a simple analogy such as that you realize that the loved one who has passed on still lives. Feel that Infinite breathing through you and you will know what you should do. For the loved ones all around. If it's hot. There is no end to nature. at that very precise moment another minute starts. a symbol of God's love. it's going to cool off. a fourth-dimensional body. The circle has neither beginning nor end. Did you ever take a watch. How the mind soars." It is a circle. 230 . It is a symbol of God. The universe is fluid -. Well. Every action admits of being outdone.

"I'm doing a little better than John Jones down the street" or "a little worse. universal law. your environment. You are here to reproduce all that is true of God. your business. truth. The Infinite is within you. you read over a thousand times “and it came to pass. associates. It is a cosmic. the love. You draw a circle of friends. the beauty. or it wouldn't be. your concept of yourself. That's how wonderful you are. something always begins. Wherever and whenever anything ends. What is your estimate of yourself? What is your blueprint? You can always draw a bigger circle. your blueprint of yourself. and so on. and all the adjectives. Then you want a chain. What is of universal incidence must also be of God. We figure goodness and achievement by what others are doing. There is always another dawn after the 231 . Everything passes away. you are dreaming about a restaurant maybe a year from now. the truth. qualities and potencies of God. Emerson and Troward brought out the same thing. It came to pass. based upon your estimate of yourself. political and financial status. The diameter determines the circle.In the Bible. too. You have an idea of yourself. If you open a hamburger stand today. You are drawing a bigger circle. You draw a circle. based upon your diameter." but we measure ourselves. Very few of us are doing it. They are going to pass. That's your estimate. You can always meditate on wisdom. It must be good. but you can always improve. or it wouldn't be. and beauty. That's your circle.” Whether it was a flood or no matter what it is. You might say. you can't have your loved ones forever. Wherever anything begins something always ends. You can always release more and more of the Infinite. always appropriate more and more of Divinity. That's a cosmic law. Likewise. your social. and you are here to reproduce the light.

” “I was born under a bad star. Permanence is a word of degrees. an orchard passes away. a bigger diameter. my social status. too. no plague shall come nigh thy dwelling. According to Emerson. financial status. in the universe. You are immunized. Your journey. It doesn’t interfere with you. We are all parts of one stupendous Soul. You say. The power is in you. There is wheel within wheel. professional status. There is cooperation. Others have no power.night. 232 . God's power is with your thoughts of good.” Therefore.” “Everything goes wrong. my spiritual awareness. we are always moving onward and upward. Yes. Align yourself with it. All the power of the Godhead flows to that focal point of attention. whose body nature is and God the Soul. “Who shall hurt you if you follow that which is good? No evil shall befall the just. You can reject the suggestions of others.” and all that sort of thing. For example. my family. there is no competition.” “I always miss the bus. When your thought is God's thought. God is peace. of course. God is love. But. But many times that idea is subjugated in your mind. You are God-intoxicated. created by yourself. Instead you think: “There is a jinx following me." Another person goes up. God can't compete with Himself.” “The stars are against me. No good thing shall be withheld from them who walk uprightly in the law.” “They are using black magic against me. really. Everything looks permanent when the secret is known. and you draw a circle. actions of others have absolutely no power whatever. and draws a bigger circle. The suggestions. they have no power. "That's my business. no. is limitless. all things appertaining to me. statements. You can go to the blackboard and draw a diameter. Then you are establishing a false God in your mind. Everything passes away. There are no divisions or quarrels in the Infinite. you walk uprightly in the law that you are what you contemplate. God is harmony.

and he is very. Around the second circle you draw another without wiping out any of the other person’s accomplishments. but because Stevenson wrote Dr. You may have some wisdom. before that he wasn't a very successful writer. and so on to infinity. If you are a businessman and you are doing $100. He drew a bigger circle than the other musician. Well. very good. . "I am going to increase my business. Another author writes several books. Hyde. or six books. They drew bigger circles than all the statesmen or writers or other great achievers. another entrepreneur goes around and says. A writer writes a book such as Dr. He has a new. for there is no end to our glory. a larger vista. And he expands. and he is invited all over the world. You are not competing with anybody. Jekyl and Mr. but he doesn't interfere with the living or the life of the other person. Beethoven may hear the music of the spheres within himself and rushes to the piano to compose it.000 a year. Shakespeare is universal citizen. He is universal. Maybe he does $1 million a year. There is no competition at all. but only one Lincoln. another person has a greater wisdom. Hyde and went around the world doesn't interfere with the author who wrote three or four books. And a Paderewski comes along. So.there is a musician. That does away with all jealousy. creative idea. He may be playing in London or Geneva or someplace. He is not interfering with your $100. So you can always make a bigger circle. he just drew a bigger circle around yours. You 233 . which would translate into all known languages. and is very successful.000 a year. you can draw a bigger circle. Jekyl and Mr.millions of them all over the world. And so are many others." He has a new horizon. Paderewski draws a bigger circle. But he doesn't interfere with other musicians -. Our country has had many leaders. and you are not interfering with anybody else.

He was denounced. attracting energy from the sun. But they won't interfere with the inventions and discoveries of the other scientists. He was called a charlatan. and understanding. There is no end to our glory. New ideas will come.don't take the wisdom or the love away from another person or the inspiration that that person got. because life itself is growth. He or she can also go to the blackboard and draw a bigger circle around yours and have a greater measure of joy. A lot of people reject the new ideas of God. They come forth as form. they wouldn't listen to him because he preached: "You have nothing to offer but the Infinite within you. glory to glory. for example. You can have an idea to revolutionize the world. They will draw a bigger circle around a lot of engineers. transcend. life and the universe. your own image. And you can rise. Good always is waiting to be drawn. But you can change the slide. experience and events. wisdom. outdoing the thing. There is limitless expansion along all lines. So. It is wisdom to wisdom. So the Oversoul is always seeking to express itself at higher levels through you. in this so-called energy crisis. Emerson says the reality of life is the constantly forming thought patterns formulating themselves within us. The old always hate the new. We can always be outgrowing. and grow. There is no use getting angry at the screen. it's artificial. The key to each of us is our thought. There isn't an energy crisis. Adversity is the mother of opportunity. these dominant inward thought patterns are reflected on the screen of space. We will have scientists who will have ideas about geothermal energy. You can do great things. which is your own thought. Nature is lavish and extravagant. You will be resented like Emerson was in his day. function. well up within them because they are contemplating. Day after day." What's on the screen can never change what's in the center. God is a circle whose center is 234 . and a lot of scientists.

for in Emerson's language Spirit and matter are one. So that Living Spirit is within you. And the whole world is simply God made manifest. and walks and talks in you. Every action admits of being outdone.everywhere and His circumference nowhere. Everything in the universe passes away. But true meditation is the wise silence of Emerson where you go within and contemplate the truths of God from the highest standpoint. New continents are built out of the old. in every blade of grass. because Spirit and matter are one. If your mind is disturbed and you are mean to yourself. There is an unanalyzable residuum in each of us. Matter is the lowest degree of Spirit. It's Infinite. no Spirit. In A Nutshell Remember this theme of Emerson: God dwells within you. It's endless.n every moss. That's the omnipresence of God. that's a negative meditation of the first water. There is no beginning or end to the your glory which is man. God indwells within you. walks and talks in you. There is no place where God ends and humankind begins. if you are down on yourself. where you 235 . There is nothing permanent in this universe. There is no material. Because if you are down on or mean to yourself. and Spirit is the highest degree of matter. Never in eternity could you exhaust the wisdom and the glory that is within you. it must be present in you. If you are thinking of lack and limitation and of your shortcomings as you are meditating. you will have a very negative result. It's boundless. That's the Living Spirit within. you can't get anywhere in meditation. Present everywhere -. Here he is dealing with the Omnipresence--present everywhere. There is no end. My Father and I are one. And as it is present everywhere. Around a circle you can draw another one. in Emerson's language.

love casts out hatred. we need discernment to separate the chaff from the wheat and the false from the real. you will experience. Whatever you observe. the love. stunts the effort. The only ideas are true which heal. inhibits the spiritual limits within you. Peace casts out pain. and all the adjectives. in other words. but you can always improve. You can always release more and more of the Infinite. and dignify your soul. Let all the length of your reins. When God's love enters into your soul. the Creative Power. The Infinite is within you. only a unity. must be false. experience. will honor it with action. Whatever the mind beholds. God is harmony. bless. always appropriate more and 236 . elevate. The joy of the Lord is your strength. What I fear most has come upon me. The vineyard is your own mind. Anything that instills fear into your mind. and you are here to reproduce the light. function. Whatever you agree with. Don't squander your sources upon destructive thinking. whatever you claim to be true. that demeans or demotes you. Let it all go out. There is no division. You have goodwill to all. accepts and agrees with. Therefore. Don't renounce the world. therefore. . the beauty. that is contrary to love and harmony. the truth. whatever you agree with in your mind. Anything less stultifies the mind. God is love and God is peace. your subconscious. The soul knows no deformity or pain. automatically you respect the Divinity in everybody. Sorrow and grief disappear in Divine love. qualities and potencies of God.realize that God is love and can't do anything unloving. That's how wonderful you are. The whole world is God made manifest. and joy casts out sadness. inspire. Very few of us are doing it. shall come to pass. Emerson draws no line between the Spirit and the physical. That's the real story of your own mind.

no. But. everything passes away.more of Divinity. 237 . Everything looks permanent when the secret is known. You can always meditate on wisdom. truth. and beauty. Permanence is a word of degrees.

your verdict.venison. so that our hearts might be baited by an inundation of Eternal Love. that the wicked are successful. The last judgment takes place every night when you go to sleep. Therefore. 238 . champagne. every night of your life you are making your last will and testament. the good are miserable. a man esteemed for his orthodoxy. You are always judging yourself. And then from reason or scripture compensation will be made to both parties in the next life. and so on?" What Emerson is saying is this: That the concept of the last judgment is so much nonsense. So.Chapter 10 . "What is it the preacher was talking about? Was it that unprincipled people have wine." Emerson taught openly that we should realize the Presence of God is within ourselves. your estimate of yourself. stocks. “Emerson added. unfolded in the ordinary manner the doctrine of the last judgment.” He said. comes to pass in its own way. He assumed that judgment is not executed in this world. “When the meeting broke up they separated without remark on the sermon. and luxury while the saints are poor and despised? Is it that compensation is made to these in the hereafter by giving them the like gratification another day -. Then he comments that he went into a church and the preacher. As far as I could observe. being written there. your own thought. Your judgment is your conclusion. dress. “No offense appeared to be taken by the congregation. "It seems to me that we might be shown a ray of divinity so that we might realize the Presence of God within ourselves.Mental and Spiritual Laws in the Light of Emerson (Part 2) Emerson said. horses. which he called the Great Oversoul. Your last waking concept is etched in your subconscious mind and.

You are judging yourself now. If you are down on yourself. and when you die you will go to heaven and the rich people are going to go down below and burn. they would immediately revolutionize their own life and the life of everyone from top to bottom. If men and women understood the meaning of these words and really believed them. God is within all people. no need for armies. It's a drug in the sense it renders them numb and dumb to the truths of God within themselves. He said. of success and falsehood." We all judge ourselves. police or anything. navies. you are always judging yourself. as far back as we can go. and every thought is incipient action. Their thoughts are creative.every thought is incipient action. the Omnipotence of Divine Will" and so establishing the standard of good and ill. "Choose ye this day whom you will serve. you are trying to appease them. if you are critical and condemn 239 . Therefore. "Judge not that ye be not judged. "The blindness of the preacher consisted in deferring to the base estimate of the market of what constitutes success instead of convicting the world from the standpoint of truth. you are thinking it and you are creating it in your own life. This is why Emerson made some humor out of this situation. it would be heaven on earth. the attitude of mind of all people. When we practice this simple truth of the Golden Rule there would be no sickness. announcing the Presence of God. for with what judgment ye judge ye shall be judged. So to tell people that you are poor." Whatever your thought about the other. But we've had it for thousands of years. bodies and circumstances because they are only thinkers in their universe. No wonder Lenin said such teaching is the opiate of the people. They would realize that what they are thinking and wishing for the other they are creating in their own minds. It would change the conduct. God gave them everything.

If you swindle another. It would improve honesty. The law of gravity never sleeps. If you cut yourself. it causes you to regurgitate it. Give out more love. The good that we do to others we shall receive back in like measure. impersonal and unchanging. it reduces the edema. If you burn yourself. if you cheat you will be cheated. Emerson says. You wouldn't say the laws 240 . It forms thrombin. If you took some bad food. The law of retribution is a cosmic law. If you misuse authority. A law is without rancor. integrity and justice in the world. seeks to heal you. No. it may be a complete stranger at some other time or place. The law is neutral. This does not in the least mean that the same people we treat well or ill will be the actual ones who return the action. clergymen or anybody. If you deceive you will be deceived. you are judging yourself. more wisdom. for example. These truths have been ignored by churches and not practiced by millions of people all over the world. gives you new tissue. But the Absolute. and you will have more wisdom. often far away--someone else who knows nothing of the previous action will repay us grain for grain. All laws are the same. Everything that we do to others will sooner or later be done to us by somebody somewhere. doesn't judge. so others will act toward us. What we give out will come back. If you steal from another you are stealing from yourself. The evil that we do in like manner we receive back. it is never off duty. the Life Principle. Actually. without pity. As we think. we are doing it to ourselves anyhow. it doesn't consider persons. you are swindling yourself. speak and act towards others.yourself. To understand this would bring a revolution in the minds and hearts of people. it doesn't respect institutions. Emerson says. of course. It's like gravity. Every lie you utter you will be lied to. you will also suffer. The tendency of life is to heal.

Love doesn't look for a quid pro quo. The Life Principle will repay you. Don't bother looking for it. "Look. through application of the law you can bless yourself and countless others. It is equally true that all the good that you do. A mother has some children. Therefore. It's duty to help a person wisely. Love doesn't look for a quid pro quo. thousands of years ago. and they are hurt because people don't return gratitude. you've got to love me back. of course. the kind words when you lift up and inspire people. "As you would that men should do to you.of chemistry are compassionate or vindictive. breath and all things. little babies in the cradle. Lao Tze taught that. It has to be learned. you wish people well. She doesn't say. You do what you feel is right. or perhaps they send a child to school or something of that nature. The policeman saves a man from drowning. Don't do anything to anyone what you do not wish done to yourself." That's the law. do you so to them in like manner. Likewise. But your expectation is from Him Who gives to all life." The children have to learn to love. Life repays you. often the man curses the policeman out. you have nothing but good thoughts. or the laws of mathematics or space science. They are only hurting themselves. you will at the same time get back the equivalent. They said. Many people complain of ingratitude. They help their relatives and their friends. suffer. The people who don't return gratitude for favors. Whether he gets thanks for it or not doesn't matter. Buddha and. meaning whatever you are thinking about the other you are creating it in your own mind. Don't resent others because you did 241 . Life takes care of it. But the policeman did the right thing. The law works both ways. gratitude is a gift of a noble soul. She loves them all. You obey the law and you are humble before the law. then.

attraction and repulsion everywhere. and the Life Principle takes care of it. then they are transformed and can't repeat the mistakes of the old because they are under Divine compulsion to do that which is right. Rise above these domains in the Infinite dimension of Spirit So.something for them and they didn't return it. heat and cold. Spirit is within you. contrasts and differences. Not with a perfunctory prayer. For a new beginning is a new end. We have spirit and matter. The nature of your subconscious is compulsive. light and truth. Selfknowing of the Spirit overrides everything. but a hunger and. he said. the past is forgotten and remembered no more. The higher law of Spirit overrides and supersedes all lower laws of physical and mental planes. yea and nay. objective. You come into this world and you are aware of comparisons.action and reaction. Likewise. man and woman. those who have a real hunger and thirst. As you fill your mind with love. We are all experiencing opposites in this world. That's why the past is forgotten and remembered no more. If you take a pail of dirty water and pour clean water into it. You did what you felt was right. you are changed in the twinkling of an eye. in and out. sweet and sour. You are aware of colors. about God and about life. He said we meet darkness and light. A new beginning is a new end. inspiration and expiration. subjective. The whole world. make up their minds. light and truth. thirst to become revitalized by God. who really wants to change. Emerson speaks of polarity -. odd and even. motion and rest. How would you know what joy was except you could shed a tear of sorrow? How would 242 . the moment comes when we have clear water. gets represented in every particle. Keep your thoughts right about others. and as they fill their souls with love. the entire system of things.

Any heinous crime can be expunged. for love opens prison doors. Karma is a law of comeback. to be the holy person. so then. the charter of freedom. It's not a law for Spirit." So. There is no Karma that can be sewn there. you are compelled to be a good person. you can’t repeat any of the errors of the past. but sufficient realization of the Power of God to alter fundamentally your character. it means that intense desire. a person touching the Spirit comes into the law of perfect good. for they shall be fed. That's why one touches the Spirit with a hunger and thirst. and you have committed some sins that now.you know what peace was except you could feel a twinge of pain? How would you know what abundance was except you could feel the pinch of poverty? We are here to reconcile the opposites. In India they believe that you lived in a former life. and with all the punishments that naturally accrue to it. It's no respecter of persons. sets free the captives. and then all these things are expunged. 243 . the real transformation of the heart. unchanging good by meditation. We are here to discover the Divinity that shapes our ends. Karma is no respecter of persons. Superficial prayer won't do it. somehow or another. That's the gospel. by prayer. That power is available. Karma really is the law of cause and effect. You'll be like a soldier under orders. It is for mind and matter. Karma is wiped out. "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness. because your subconscious assumptions and beliefs dictate and control all your conscious actions. All is perfect. So you wipe out the past and all penalties are omitted. then the nature of your subconscious being compulsive. but you can feed your subconscious with life-giving patterns. the good news. It's inexorable only if you do not pray and wipe out the past. by hunger and thirst. God is getting even and you have to expiate for your sins. so to speak.

" meaning get rid of these false beliefs in your mind. In essence. the past is forgotten. Some accomplish 244 . or the sins of his parents were communicated to him. "Go wash in the pool of Saloah. A new beginning is a new end. It doesn't punish. That mercy means love. He cut clear through both theories and healed the man. nothing is gained by pushing an idea of time backwards or forwards. Did this man sin or his parents sin that he was born blind?" Jesus knew what they were thinking. or the ninth hour. That's why you forgive seventy times seven. and act right there is an automatic response of your subconscious mind to conform to the new pattern of your conscious mind. In the Bible we read about the man who was born blind. "Now. Some people come in late to Truth and suddenly decide to use it and transform their lives. the sixth hour. It can't. your mind is a principle.That's the good news. the Timeless. Jesus brushed all this aside. To him neither past nor future took place in the essence that is reality. You forgive yourself. We live in a timeless universe. The minute you begin to add right. Likewise. look. If you have misused the principles of chemistry for thirty years. In other words. does the principle of chemistry have a grudge against you because you misused it? Does the principle of mathematics have a grudge against you because you didn't add or subtract. People came to Jesus and said. Those who came in at the eleventh hour received the same pay as those who came in the third hour. Their belief in those days was that he must have sinned in a former life and now he is being punished. Spaceless One. for the Absolute doesn't judge. or you gave the wrong change? No. The principle has no grudge against you. feel right. He said. receive your sight. God is the eternal now. and now you have created marvelous new chemical compounds. When you begin to think right.

honors your claim. condemning themselves. you learn by them. your 245 . What we call retribution. All mental action. -good and evil. The Absolute doesn't reason or judge. your feelings and your attitude towards it. Action and reaction are cosmic and universal. Once you have really changed and returned to a constructive. but now you can transform your life. Your subconscious forgives on a scientific basis by means of a principle. spiritual point of view. Every action has an equal and corresponding reaction. It automatically reverses action towards you when you reverse your thoughts. It makes no difference how long you have been in error. You can come in at the eleventh hour. You made a bad judgment and the department store loses money.harmony. reasoning and judgment take place in your mind. Yet people are forever down on themselves. resulting in polarity. and all that. or have done or haven't done. Neither does the law of your mind. says Emerson. action and reaction. That's precisely the reason for the great truth: Practice forgiving seventy times seven. ebb and flow.more in a few days or a few weeks than all those who have been sitting and listening to Truth for forty years. or the law. There is no time or space in mind. if necessary. light and darkness. The law holds no grudge. the life. or how you may have misused the law. critical of themselves. meaning a thousand. It doesn't hold it against you. The moment you change your conscious mind and begin to claim the good things of life -. Every judgment. the past is forgotten and remembered no more. You are not punished for your mistakes. Suppose you are working in a department store and you order some material that doesn't sell. peace and love--irrespective of what people do or do not do. You might have led a frightful life. ten thousand times a day. as we pointed out. In forgiving you are not so much doing others a favor as you are doing yourself a favor. is the universal necessity by which the whole appears where the part appears.

Yet he brought forth magnificent music. tuned in on the Infinite. are always equal. so the law of vengeance or vindication of the truth evens things up. Beethoven became deaf. the halt and the lame. He heard the music of the spheres. through internal luminosity walked through the corridors of her mind. That's. For example. communed with the Infinite Spirit and gave a part of Paradise Lost to all people. Action and reaction. And all of us are blessed because he walked this way. A judgment in your mind calls forth a reaction. the balance. but through internal luminosity he. He says the scientists are going to delve into the spiritual laws as time moves on. according to Emerson. where the greatest research is going to take place. He said. inspired them. All of these are halves of the one whole. remember. it is imminently fair. He rushed to compose it. invokes its natural mathematical response. the same dualism underlies the nature and condition of humankind. There is a compensation for every defect. John Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Vengeance is the vindication of the truth. too. Nature doesn't tolerate lopsidedness. and she gave more to the shut-ins and others than all the people with eyes. He was blind. look at all of his magnificent discoveries. and everything else. be born dumb or blind and so forth. Yet. You are always compensated. nature always compensates. he said. She lifted them up. 246 . She walked with God. On the contrary: She. and suffered excruciating pain.conclusion. Nature is absolutely just. Look what she gave to the blind. some people say. "How misfortunate it was for Helen Keller" to lose her speech. Charles Steinmetz was partially crippled. mouth. So. ears. your verdict in your mind sets the law in motion.

nature. Some people say.” You may be a multimillionaire and also be illumined. "Nature hates monopolies and exceptions. “According to your belief it is done unto you. You can use your wealth wisely. he washed windows and did menial labor so that he could study medicine. His parents sent him to Oxford and Cambridge. If you have a pain somewhere it's a blessing. He was born in poverty and his cousin was born in one of the medieval palaces to very rich parents. Do something about it immediately. You find that all over the world. eminently fair. The poor cousin said he sold papers. One person is born into poverty. and he and the strange woman with him were killed. You can become a great scientist like George Washington Carver by the use of your mind. but you can rise out of it. and. there is always a balance in nature." This is unmitigated balderdash. and another one is born to wealth. "God is bringing about justice now. running around with other men's wives. studied music in France. Nature is absolutely just.. The other man who was born with a gold spoon in his mouth and had all the advantages turned to drink. If there is an imbalance it seeks to correct it. In time he became a great surgeon. One had misused the mind. it's telling you that you have deviated from the truth. or the deeper mind. I talked with a doctor in London. It makes no difference where you were born or how you were born. his car went over an embankment. Don't wait. You may be born in the ghetto. tragically. If you are sick." In other words. and so forth. he had private tutors. in the consciousness of 247 . lets you know about it. he washed cars. The Spirit is no respecter of persons. it depended on how both of them used their minds. the other used his mind. and so as you sow in your mind so also shall you reap. So.Down through the ages you have the same thing.

because the reality of you is Spirit. the Living Spirit Almighty. the All-Wise One. All things are one. You always will live. The true self of you is always perfect. envious and covetous-. In the Absolute state there is no relationship present -. all joy. You have the capacity to compare. Equally true is that there are poor people who are the most malevolent. That's why you have a personality. there are no relationships. make contrasts. That's who you were before you came into this world. Emerson said. The Infinite is the GodPresence within you. no north or south. up and down. Sadness and gladness. just like you breathe air. You have a personality. in and out. and function. You go where your vision is. The meaning of sensation is in contrast with its opposite. 248 . You now have relationship to things. is that God reappears with all His parts in every moss and cobweb. It is indivisible.They are only attracting more lack and limitation to themselves. lying stretched. That's why you are a human being. supreme. or anything of that nature. That's all bliss. too. as Emerson says.just the One Power. the Ever-Living One. Our thought appears in pairs. Everything comes in pairs. The true doctrine of omnipresence. colors. as Emerson says. You have a sensation of being alive. But in the Absolute state. and all that. absolute bliss and harmony. in smiling repose. all harmony.wealth. You have the affirmative and the negative. For every yes there is a no. you are aware of contrast. meaning it is omnipresent. in the Absolute state before you were born you were the Living Spirit. sensation. where there were no divisions. Duality bisects all nature. That's why you always lived. selfish.

Every act rewards itself. Out of this criticism. It is a universe of densities. and injustices that we 249 . Emerson says. like suppressed rage or resentment. If you make your bed in hell. All things are moral. Why. He must be present in you. then.“My hand shall lead thee and my right hand shall hold thee. I am the gold and the silver on the altars dedicated to the gods. or been. That's why the ancient Hebrew said. Hear me and see me in all. therefore. or thought. if God is omnipresent. It might be in our subconscious mind. you are creating that in your own mind. Hell means restriction and bondage.” Certainly. there is a reaction of the law when you misuse it. This universe is alive. The things that happen to us happen because of something we have done. If a drunkard is in the gutter blind drunk. The dice of God. he said. Emerson goes on to point out that we can never hurt another person without being hurt ourselves. “I am the virgin snow on the mountaintop and the fruit in the valley depths. Behold. What we call retribution is the universal necessity by which the whole appears wherever a part is. would you look up into the skies? The reason people look up is because they realize there is a presence and power greater than their intellect transcends their intellect. I am the mire left on the saddles by the faithful at the temple gate. I am there”. every crime is punished. The true doctrine. every virtue rewarded. every wrong redressed in silence. and thou shalt see indeed. body and experiences. In other words. o men of God. Turn it how you will: it balances itself. of the omnipresence of God is that God is everywhere. the Presence of God is within him. The Presence of God is also in the mud. Every secret is told. The world looks like a multiplication table or a mathematical equation. envy. frequencies and intensities. because everything is made inside and out of it. therefore. You must ask yourself: Would I like to live with what I am wishing and thinking for the other? You are the thinker. are always loaded.

and all things. The law holds with equal sureness for all right action. When he was a boy he noticed a little girl drowning and he jumped in. Pat’s wife said to him. somewhere. he said. life. was one of the great thinkers of the universe. "Give the good man who rescued you a dollar." You can feed your subconscious with life-giving patterns. The next day the mother took the little girl (it was a town in England) to see if they could find out where this man lived. Forget about it." he says. the circumstances and conditions that in our own ignorance we feared and ran away from. Emerson." He said." Where is the gratitude? Your expectation is from Him. he was drowning. and he doesn't even thank them. certainly. A man on the beach rescued him.think about other people there is launched on this great circling movement that which sometime. Realize that life takes care of that. The law of compensation brings good. Who giveth to all breath. The little girl pointed to 250 . "I can change it. therefore. "Why should I give him a dollar? Give him 50 cents I was only half drowned when he took me out. "we are one with faith and makers of fortune. Loose him and let him go. you did what you felt was right and your motivation was right. Churchill told a story. all virtue rewarded. too. wipe out and obliterate all the negative patterns. Every crime is punished." Therefore. You can expunge. It will come back. but he jumped in and rescued the child and gave it to its mother. in some other place and through some other person will come back and begin to carry on its action or results through us. They tell a story of Pat. He was all dressed up. we can now face squarely and say. for the lower is subject to the higher. "When we know I and my Father are one. whatever good you do remains undimmed through time. Some people are resentful because they took their nephew and put him in college and paid all expenses.

That's why Emerson says the devil is an ass -. ancients said. You 251 . Why the bat’s wings? Because the bat means ignorance. God is to you what you believe God to be.him and said. a donkey's ears. wings of a bat. There was an ancient picture in the Tarot teaching. and the legs ending in eagle's claws. It's misapprehension. Of course. Emerson says exclusionists in religion do not see that they shut the door of heaven on themselves in striving to shut others out. He believes in other powers. One Cause and One Substance. but they are curved. Others call it God upside down. "Where is her swimming cap?" If you don't expect gratitude. stubbornness). He is omnipresent. misunderstanding of the law. you won't be disappointed. stubbornness. It is God as misunderstood by the ignorant people. available to all people --ever present help in time of trouble.a wonderful truth. Gratitude comes with a noble heart. because it slanders the truth. to the forward I am forward. Therefore. they can't stand straight. "You are the man who saved my child?" He said. The devil. The devil was depicted as having goat's horns. was a slander. Emerson said. if you have a twisted. "That's the man. "Yes. He is stubborn." The mother came up to him and said. the upper part of his body was human." She said. Some call it misunderstanding. distorted concept of God. Donkey's ears: He will not listen to intuition." It is misuse of law. for there is only One Power. horns suggest a back bone. refusing to listen to the truth of One Power and One Presence. darkness. meaning one who can't walk uprightly in the law. to the pure I am pure. a donkey. God doesn't shut anybody out. stupidity. It is twisted and distorted. to the truth of God. you will be in trouble. his thighs were animal. "The devil is an ass (meaning a donkey. it has to be learned. It was called “the eye”” in Tarot.

Radiate it. harmony. “What you will have. Come to the waters and drink. and no one has any monopoly on it. When you do not believe in loss or lack." You are always robbing yourselves of peace. For love knows no creed or dogma. no Jew. "No one robs you except you first rob yourself. If you are withholding something from another. Give a transfusion of faith and confidence to all those around you. If you put a chain around the neck of a slave. and acceptance. Thieves are verifications of our own belief in limitation. Your security rests in the invisible Presence and Power. Give love. there will be no thieves.” The price is conviction. The price is belief. you are withholding it from yourself. Give out good humor. yea. peace. recognition. no male or female. He says. joy. According to your belief it is done unto you. If you shut out somebody you are shutting out yourself. one law. faith. As Emerson said. love. They are crying for love. It is stronger than vaults. and others can't come in. He that hath no money. and all that. . pay for it and take it. let him come. no free. the other end fastens around your own. then thieves cannot break through or steal. as Emerson says. or Hindu.must include everybody. The loveless are always seeking love. and harmony. Align yourself with that infinite ocean of light and love. you are shutting out heaven from yourself. Give out love. too. There is only one truth. Emerson points out that you can't do wrong without suffering wrong. confidence. There is no love there. Curses always recoil on the head of those who imprecate them. The measure you mete shall be measured unto you. no bond. Buy wine and milk without money. Love begins at home. no Catholic. Give out goodwill. In Him there is no Greek. When you say your religion is exclusive. faith. only the overflowing 252 . Love for love. there is no harmony. or Protestant. without price.

of course. the Bible says. Limitation attends every state and condition of the relative world. or anything else. The cheat. God is the ever-present help in time of trouble. Fear is ignorance. God is your instant and everlasting supply and support. So death may come in 253 . and gibbered over government and property. Then come guilt. you don't know what you believe in. Fear. That attitude of mind attracts lack to you. and mowed.. is greed. The poor. and you can't eradicate abnormal fear. if too much good stay in your hands. he says. and joy. God knows nothing about creeds. it is stealing from oneself. ye have always with us. the defaulter. And people who murder have murdered something in themselves. it will fast corrupt and bring forth worms. traditions. They are denying the Presence and Power of God within themselves. They have murdered love. and limitation. Emerson calls it an obscene bird. Greed is self-consumption. fear and apprehension. the gambler cannot extort the knowledge. as he said. In other words. dogmas. peace. nature is naturally honest and there is a silent recorder within you. ignorant of the fact that God is One and Indivisible.reality flowing on forever. We are ignorant of the great laws of life. Fade away quickly in some sort. They are denying the Life Principle. What he is saying here. Only the spiritual world is complete.fear that there isn't enough to go around. When you believe in two powers. You are in a dilemma. Greed is an abnormal desire. harmony. Such people impoverish themselves. Beware. Avarice stems from insecurity -. the material. . for ages has boded. God is Spirit. meeting all your needs at all times everywhere. All excessive greed is affirmations of lack. and all our punishment is the result or consequence of it. of course. and moral laws which the honest can to heal pains and illnesses.

in Cambridge. some damning circumstance. Nothing is lost and the law is fulfilled. look at that murderer. become penalties to the thief.disease. Then she went to vespers. And all evil destroys itself. When she got back burglars had taken all the coffee and many other things besides. like paresis of the brain. It might be twenty years later. The mills of the gods grind slowly. "Oh. in the evening.” . it might be twenty-five years later. Usually they are the same. or it may come in cancer. to church. That's why Emerson says some circumstance. Not all of them. and fear. you know. it is impossible for you to be cheated by anyone but yourself. You have moved away from the neighborhood.greed. You might say. The laws and substance of nature. 254 . a woman read about a coffee shortage. Fret not about evildoers or the workers of inequity. Are you stealing from yourself? When World War II broke out. he has done all these things. Nothing is hidden that is not revealed. from an accident or from a policeman's bullet or some unforeseen tragedy. That's why they reap what they sow. She went around to all the stores and loaded up her car with coffee -. His wife has three cars. But very few of them change. always transpires. he has robbed. avarice. and you read in the newspaper that he was imprisoned and he died of paresis of the brain. and he has murdered. gravitation. snow. he has beautiful homes. That which I greatly fear has come upon me. nothing covered that is not made known. he says. her son is in Oxford. water. wind." “Vengeance is mine. murder will out. for example. The law takes care of him. In other words. Therefore. There is a third silent party to all our bargains. saith the Lord. but they grind exceedingly fine. People who steal. rob and do all these things don’t change. I will repay. as he says.

it is the greeneyed monster. the recovery if you are sick. attracts lack and misery to you. of course. The movement of your thought attracts lack and limitation to you. If you believe in jinxes following you. That's the principle of life. So does envy. he says. You are denying the good things. Let us learn the principle of life.” When you covet somebody else's goods or property. Then. function. Emerson says something very wonderful. Divine love dissolves everything unlike itself. “Thou shalt not covet. He said a political victory. Let us 255 . and your mind is a principle. because you understand the law. lack.When you see the truth. To believe is to be in the state of being it. Whatever you impress on your subconscious is expressed on the screen of space as form. In Self-Reliance. the high chancellors of God. you have imposed that jinx on yourself. Jealousy impoverishes you. Love reduces as the sun melts the ice. limitation. But do they leave as unlawful these winnings and deal with cause and effect. God in the midst of you is guiding you now. lose all. a rise of rents. as the wheel rolls. something very beautiful. Negative emotions such as jealousy fills the asylum with insane people. inequalities vanish. gain all. It destroys the mind. the effect is the manifestation. You mold and fashion your own destiny. misery and suffering will be yours. Most people gamble. with fortune. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principle. He says you can chain the wheel of chance and you can sit hereafter out of fear from her rotations. The cause is your thought and feeling. experience and events. as you believe. Do not believe it. You answer your own prayer. or the return of your absent friend or some other favorable event raises your spirits and you think good days are preparing for you. It is done unto you. he said. you are denying the Presence and Power of God within yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

The wheels of an automobile that are not round might kill you. the average person experiences down through the ages. If you do not make the automobile. it was inscribed in your inward parts. Nature obeys us to the degree we obey nature. of course. would go into a telephone pole. You have to obey laws when you build a bridge. therefore. worry. If there is any fear. Design a wheel -. bicycle. which. We will experience these violent swings from extreme to extreme. Contemplate prayers.if it is off center. or whatever it is according to universal principles. It's designed in obedience to universal laws. The mass mind is operating in all of us. good and bad. then. As you hear. or kill somebody else. You can prevent the mass mind from moving in on you. Take.learn principles and find rest and peace. Have ears that hear. They are impinging on our minds. we are all immersed in that mass mind. Nature abhors extremes. certainly. so you act. All of our acts are subject to universal laws. The airplane flies according to universal principles. The wheels have to be absolutely round. the contemplation 256 . you are in trouble. That law is operating in your heart. you know very well what is going to happen. True thinking is completely free from fear or worry. Then you couldn't be fearful. of course. for example. The plane or automobile loses identity in its purpose. We all live by universal laws. of course. because you are thinking like an engineer from the standpoint of principles. we are all subject to these ideas. it is written in your heart. an airplane. doubt. They. anxiety in your mind that's the mass mind thinking in you. If we don't cleanse our mind then we are one of the herd. So is an automobile. These things have to conform to universal principles. will you go along with the herd or are you going to take charge of your own life? Are you going to rely on the self of you? You can take action.

not to your verbalisms. They just love to give. You should learn to detect and in every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts -. You must know the laws of agriculture: the seeds you put in the ground grow. but what they thought themselves. You must know what you are saying and why you are saying it. Familiar as the voice of the mind is to each. and that Divine love goes before me making straight. Announce your conviction of Divine love. is that they spoke not what others said or thought. Believe in a God of love and believe in the goodness of God in the land of the living. Plato. Emerson says. That's inferiority. You will neutralize and obliterate a lot of these negative patterns.” Believe that. “Be ye doers of the world.they come back to us with certain alienated majesty. because every morning and every night you recharge your mental and spiritual batteries. They give with abandonment 257 . not hearers only. You must mean it. Milton.” Emerson says to believe your own thought. Many people have held their thoughts back. the highest miracle we ascribe to Moses.of the truths of God from the highest standpoint. It must make some sense. Charge your mental and spiritual batteries with that belief. Say. How often has that happened to you? I think it has happened to all of us. Your subconscious mind responds to your conviction. True philanthropists are those who just give because they want to. They've been down on themselves. “I believe in the peace of the Everlasting Being saturating my mind and my heart. to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all people--that is genius. joyous and glorious my way. Emerson also points out that some people who take pride in philanthropy just want to get their picture in the paper reporting that they gave so much to the Red Cross or some other charity. and I believe wonders are happening in my life.

God meditates and we are His meditation. 20 minutes. we are talking on relying on the self of you that is God. your Oversoul. You are one with that Father. Selfreliance is reliance on the Higher Self. the Supreme Intelligence. We can talk about the self and talk about self-reliance. “Thou shalt not covet. the Ever-Living One." You can meditate on it for 15 minutes. or half an hour. You say she has these things. The Spirit can't be sick. God thinks and worlds appear. believe it. You are rejecting your own good. You can say. You can go all the way out on a limb. and it moves on your behalf. the All-Powerful One. and that Father is the God Presence within. or something else. That's self-reliance. We are conditioned. validate it. there is no hindrance. envy is ignorance. When we talk of selfreliance. He says here. They may be silent givers. You can trust that. It never fails. Emerson shows our essential nature is part of the Great Over-soul. and execute it. there is a time in our education when we arrive at the conviction that envy is ignorance. claim it. feel it. Of course. their jewels. Your thoughts are on lack and limitation. too. It always responds to you. their promotion. That's why you are immortal. and there is no enemy. Where is that Spirit? It is within you. Spirit will honor it. you are denying it for yourself. Yet you can go within to the Spirit.” If you are coveting somebody else's goods. Emerson brings one thing paramount into our lives. There is no barrier. that imitation is suicide. You think and your world appears. which forever breathes and pulsates through us. "Divine love fills my soul. You are 258 . their diamonds. can't be wounded. It is All-Wise. but you can rely on the Oversoul that created the universe. and can’t be hurt. I can't get them. You are denying your own Divinity. Unite with that power.and they don't care whether their picture is in the paper or not. or car. can't be poor. Whatever God thinks is forever.

" Therefore. You don't have the same glandular system. "God thinks. If I had a magic wand and said. There is no one in the entire world like you. Jones. you wish for everyone health. God will not have His work manifested by cowards -. We are all extraordinary. You don't know what you are doing to yourself. We are all unique. Join up with it." You are told without faith it is impossible to please God." You say. or egotistical. come into His courts with praise. 259 . There is no one in the entire world like you. It is limitless. and all the suffering is the consequence. the same stomach or digestive system. Surely. Come into His presence singing. You don't want to be anybody else. When you are one with that Infinite Power you are sure of yourself. happiness. You are unique. challenge it. So. "Oh. or intolerant. What is the use of imitating? Suppose you try to imitate Martin Luther King. Ignorance is the only sin. because it becomes active and potent in your life. I want to be myself. All Powerful. envy is ignorance. You can't be Dr. speaks and acts through me. and vitiate it. "I'm going to change you into Mrs. If you do this you are not aggressive.impoverishing yourself. There is nothing to oppose it. thwart it. you haven't tuned in on the Infinite. speak like him. Buddha said the same thing. for God never repeats Himself. and I am inspired from On High. the same thumbprint or toe print. King. the same thought life. The reason for your insecurity is because you are not aligned. All you do is say. You must first believe that God is and then seek Him diligently.only by confidence. Which is Almighty. You are envious of her. It is never defeated. or act like him. God speaks through me. God has a special plan for you. God writes through me in my own unique way. and peace. You don't think like him. the Tireless One. This magic wand will change you. You have dominion over your thoughts. no.

Elijah. are you brainwashed? Are you a thinker? Are you thinking for yourself? Do you trust that self of you? If you don't trust that self of you. Edison no longer believed in candles. but he can't really love her. Moses.Many men and women have what is called the mirror treatment. Self-reliance is the opposite of conformity. how can she love a man? If a man doesn't love himself. "If God is for me. They stand before the mirror in the morning and say." and he put the whole world on wheels. maybe it's not. absolutely false. the All Wise One. -all of them. they must be false. Society is a joint stock company in which the members agree. He decided to light up the world. Jesus. He was a nonconformist. who can be against me? One with God is a majority”. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manna of every one of its members. you can't love anybody. All the great religious teachers were nonconformists. Are you conforming to the old traditions of your father and mother? Perhaps everything you believe is a lie. Henry Ford said. the Ever Living One. because loving another person 260 . Self-reliance is relying on that Infinite Being within you. If a woman doesn't love herself. he can't love his wife. We can communicate with each other—´ His relatives said he was insane and put him in a straight jacket in a hospital for six weeks. Did you ask yourself: Where did my beliefs originate? Are they true? Are they contrary to the laws of nature? Are they logical? Are they unreasonable? Are they unscientific? If they are contrary to the laws of nature. People who accomplish great things must be nonconformists. "We don't have to use that horse and buggy. Buddha. or an oil lamp. Marconi said. Likewise. They went against the thinking of the day. "We can send our thought around the world. if you don't love that self of you. The virtue most request is conformity. the All Knowing One. Mohammed. He may go through the motions.

the true self. Every heart beats to that iron string. and your way-shower. my motivation is right.' because the absolutely trustworthy is in me. if they would all come down to this simple. in all my body?" He said. and you. "I and my Father are one. your counselor." The ideal of self. Why should I hesitate? Why should I be afraid?" Let that come home to you as it came home to Henry Brown in the prairie. simple truth. It loves you. It's exalting the God in the other. wholesome respect for the Divinity Which created you. working through their hands. In my heart. God. and all wise.is loving to see that person as he or she ought to be: happy. I trust myself. 'I'm going to do this. They don't lead to self-inflation. "No longer am I afraid of some wrongdoing. will be transformed. "My thoughts are right." He said." He said. It said. that Ever Living One. and he opened it to SelfReliance. it cares for you. man. at the close of the Civil War was a school teacher in Nebraska. that you 261 . everything changes. He took Emerson's essays along with him. too. stung me. "When I saw that the absolutely trustworthy within me. sees all. Henry Brown. reverent. he said. These are not words of arrogance or egotism or self-aggrandizement. He rode out in the prairie on a pony. He said. it looks good. guiding me. which is adequate. operating in me. one of the teachers of New Thought in the early days. "Trust thyself. joyous and free. This is the secret of doers of all ages." He said. and my motivation is right. I have desires. "It changed my whole life. life. If all the words that are written and spoken about the Deity. about the religions of the world. Contact the Divine Presence within you. Realize the Absolutely Trustworthy is in you -your guide. I say. and all the hymns that are sung in the churches. But it's a healthy. in my hands. all-powerful. predominantly in all their being. The absolutely trustworthy was seated at their heart. knows all. the universe.

Allah. To use the Power negatively. A little boy is trying to climb the wall and the father lifts him up. If you use this Power--for there is only One Power. The father says. In other words. That's all there is to it. viciously. Later on the father lets him climb the wall. he'll jump over the wall all by himself. health and happiness. That small success will encourage him. He knows that he has developed the strength and wisdom. Emerson says that anything that heals. not of the lips. people call it God. Religion is of the heart. Things good and evil are a relative term. anything that 262 .discovered and felt the truth of it. finally. insanity. immaculate and self. malevolently. but are readily transferable to this or that. harmoniously. Say. your expansion. there can't be two. suffering. that would be religion. inspires you or helps you is good. He cares for me. and wisely." And he gets acquainted with that Inner Power within himself." Get intimate with this God Presence. are but names. He who finds himself loses his meanness. misery. You are bound by a God of love and a God of peace. Brahma. He loves me. you can do it. anything that instills fear into your mind. the Absolutely Trustworthy in your own heart. He gets a great thrill over jumping over the wall finally. Good and bad. Acquaint thyself with Him and be at peace and good shall come to thee. To think of two powers indicates insanity in the mind of the person. Anything that interferes with your growth. "Yes. God is my guide. blesses. if you use that Power constructively. he said. "That's my Father within. Satan. pure. Good and evil are movements of our minds relative to the One Being that is ever whole. He watches over me and reveals to me my hidden talents. It's based upon your inner conviction. they call it the devil.

You have a fresh grip. of course. or any religion. you may talk about the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. but they have no workable faith. group. too. and right to the point." Look into your own home. Many have faith in a system of theology. Emerson says. Emerson. are doing constructive work for the neighborhood. in their talents. and their family is wonderful. you have a new life. shape. Are you at peace with your wife. Go love thy infant. Love the woodchopper. in ecclesiastical dogmas. but they lead marvelous lives. What are you doing there? That's very telling. are full of love and goodwill. a new stance. you may have a wonderful philosophy. and your children? Are there love. "Love afar is spite at home. Let me look into your own home. but if prejudice or ill will towards any person. the law of love. may not belong to any church at all. They have a workable faith that is expressed in their business. criticized the person who always wants to take care of people thousands of miles away. that ideal is 263 .hurts you in any way. your husband. They practice the Golden Rule. creeds. be conventionally good. or any race or government. He says. Don't capitulate in names. he said. Others may not have a system of theology. They may follow all the tenets of their particular church. Look into your own home. and follow the rules and regulation. Their lives are chaotic. If you have confidence in this Presence within you. You may have fine ideas. They demonstrate in their mind and body and business. or form must be false. It shows up in your speech and all phases of your life. in their home life. harmony. and peace there? Do you love your neighbor? Where you work do you radiate love and goodwill? Are you exalting God in the midst of you? Love begins at home. in their relationship with the community.

You are in your true place and moving onward. Of course. health is yours. as far as possible alone. You can't put the cloth of brotherhood over hate and bigotry. This is the first half of the equation. Did you ever wonder why you were passed over. Success is yours. or prejudice and callousness. your silent motives. And. Now. lack of health. Loss can come to you in many ways – not just in terms of dollars. for that's the way he discovers his power. One of life's primary lessons is that each boy and girl must learn to stand on his or her own feet. lack of promotion. And you impoverish yourself. The joy is in overcoming. The second half of the equation is mathematically exact.sounding brass and tinkling cymbal. lack of true expression. All these are recorded by your subconscious mind. Don't castrate them psychologically. promotion is yours. Don't deprive them of meeting problems and challenges. you promote yourself. That lack can come in lack of prestige. upward and God-ward. If people receive help too easily and too frequently. Infinite Spirit reveals to you better ways in which you can serve. They are here to face their problems the same as you did. The subconscious responds mathematically to your conscious thinking and acting. why you haven't been promoted? Don't you know you promote yourself? It's a mathematically ordered universe. they soon learn that this 264 . as Emerson said. because that's a movement of your mind. "I would like to steal but I'd better not because I might be caught. as Emerson says. Don't rob them of their chance to discover their Divinity. lack of love. if the till were open and you say." that thought of yours to steal is just the same as if you stole. It's a movement of lack and limitation. that lack can come in many ways. and loss of inspiration. It reproduces what you are consciously claiming and feeling to be true. There is always a third party present.

Be very careful how you do it. The mere fact that you are sick. morals. 265 . Make your own decisions regarding money. Then you are building up confidence. food. It really is. he said. We have them all over the place. Never depart from the truth of being within yourself. Because when you pray about your sickness. everything. not what people think. ask for guidance. I am interested in the Truth. Therefore. telling you what to do. All healing is spiritual. Where there is no opinion there is no suffering. "I'm not interested in opinions. friendship. It is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it yourself. Never depart from the truth of being. faith and harmony. Therefore. and all that sort of thing fosters a false view and is destructive to the best character developed. manipulating your mind? Or do you make your own decisions? Do you own your own mind? Are you rejecting your own Divinity? Always make your own decisions. and leaners. health should spring forth speedily. Don't rob them of the joy of discovering their Divinity. Are you letting other people make your decisions. in the world to live after the world's opinions. go to a doctor as fast as you can and pray at the same time. You should see results right away.” Trust the silent presence within you. What I must do is all that concerns me. Make your own decisions about everything. Claim Infinite Intelligence is guiding you.procedure is easier than self-propulsion. you'd never be sick. If you had faith in God and were walking in the consciousness of love. It is easy. It's as simple as that. Constant assistance of money. Quimby said. You should help others to help themselves. you have fallen off the horse. they become whiners.

the way you should think. nothing will give you peace but yourself. thou canst be false to no man. In A Nutshell As we think. What we give out will come back. and as the night the day. You have no right to permit them. Realize nothing will give you peace but the triumph of principles.Don't impose your ideas on others. Give out more love. resentment and all that. You recognize the inviolability of the human personality. you must first forgive yourself. Actually. or have done or haven't done. the life. and you will have more wisdom. honors your claim. That's what Emerson would call them. and all that sort of thing.” Be true to your own ideal. If you are full of antagonism. so others will act toward us. how you should clothe yourself. what religion you should belong to. speak and act towards others. and their neuroses. What is best for you is best for everybody. Everything that we do to others will sooner or later be done to us by somebody somewhere. The law holds no grudge. how you should paint the house. Don't let anyone sidetrack you. You don't cater to the neuroses of others. The God of peace is within you. which are frozen truths. or the law. 266 . their delinquencies. we are doing it to ourselves anyhow. their laziness. “To thine own self be true. If you steal from another you are stealing from yourself. No one has a right to expect you to break up the pattern of your life to cater to their shortcomings. peace and love--irrespective of what people do or do not do. Get away from dogma. more wisdom. No one has a right to invade your individuality. No one has a right to invade your mind and tell you the way you should feed your children. The moment you change your conscious mind and begin to claim the good things of life--of harmony.

Give out good humor. if you don't love that self of you. Are you thinking for yourself? Do you trust that self of you? If you don't trust that self of you. the past is forgotten and remembered no more. The loveless are always seeking love. because every morning and every night you recharge your mental and spiritual batteries. You will neutralize and obliterate a lot of these negative patterns. Give and it shall be given to you. Charge your mental and spiritual batteries with that belief. 267 .People are forever down on themselves. Emerson says. Believe in a God of love and believe in the goodness of God in the land of the living. or how you may have misused the law. how can she love a man? If a man doesn't love himself. Contemplate prayers. peace. you learn by them. and that Divine love goes before me making straight. and harmony. Give out goodwill. If a woman doesn't love herself. condemning themselves. Announce your conviction of Divine love. joyous and glorious my way. and I believe wonders are happening in my life. Give love. you can't love anybody. They are crying for love. It automatically reverses action towards you when you reverse your thoughts. It doesn't hold it against you. The measure you mete shall be measured unto you. “I believe in the peace of the Everlasting Being saturating my mind and my heart. You are not punished for your mistakes. your feelings and your attitude towards it. Radiate it. Love for love.” Believe that. Your subconscious forgives on a scientific basis by means of a principle. Give a transfusion of faith and confidence to all those around you. spiritual point of view. critical of themselves. It makes no difference how long you have been in error. Once you have really changed and returned to a constructive. the contemplation of the truths of God from the highest standpoint. Give out love. Say.

and their neuroses. joyous and free. No one has a right to invade your mind and tell you the way you should feed your children. You recognize the inviolability of the human personality. but he can't really love her.he can't love his wife. and all that sort of thing. because loving the other is loving to see the other as the other ought to be: happy. You have no right to permit them. It's exalting the God in the other. 268 . their laziness. He may go through the motions. their delinquencies. what religion you should belong to. the way you should think. how you should clothe yourself. No one has a right to invade your individuality. how you should paint the house. No one has a right to expect you to break up the pattern of your life to cater to their shortcomings. Don't impose your ideas on others.

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