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The Master Key System

The Master Key System

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Charles Haanel

“The Master Key System
Introduction Nature compels us all to move through life. We could not remain stationary however much we wished. Every right-thinking person wants not merely to move through life like a sound-producing, perambulating plant, but to develop - to improve - and to continue the development mentally to the close of physical life. This development can occur only through the improvement of the quality of individual thought and the ideals, actions and conditions that arise as a consequence. ence a study of the creative processes of thought and how to apply them is of supreme importance to each one of us. This knowledge is the means whereby the evolution of human life on earth may be hastened and uplifted in the process. umanity ardently seeks !The Truth! and e"plores every avenue to it. #n this process it has produced a special literature, which ranges the whole gamut of thought from the trivial to the sublime - up from $ivination, through all the %hilosophies, to the final lofty Truth of !The &aster 'ey!. The !&aster 'ey! is here given to the world as a means of tapping the great (osmic #ntelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the ambitions, and aspirations of each reader. Every thing and institution we see around us, created by human agency, had first to e"ist as a thought in some human mind. Thought therefore is constructive. uman thought is the spiritual power of the cosmos operating through its creature man. !The &aster 'ey! instructs the reader how to use that power, and use it both constructively and creatively. The things and conditions we desire to become realities we must first create in thought. !The &aster 'ey! e"plains and guides the process. !The &aster 'ey! teaching has hitherto been published in the form of a (orrespondence (ourse of )* lessons, delivered to students one per week for )* weeks. The reader, who now receives the whole )* parts at one times, is warned not to attempt to read the book like a novel, but to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously to imbibe the meaning of each part - reading and re-reading one part only per week before proceeding to the ne"t. +therwise the later parts will tend to be misunderstood and the reader,s time and money will be wasted. -sed as thus instructed !The &aster 'ey! will make of the reader a greater, better personality, and equipped with a new power to achieve any worthy personal purpose and a new ability to en.oy life,s beauty and wonder. F.H. BURGESS

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/ome men seem to attract success, power, wealth, attainment, with very little conscious effort0 others conquer with great difficulty0 still others fail altogether to reach their ambitions, desires and ideals. Why is this so1 Why should some men reali2e their ambitions easily, others with difficulty, and still others not at all1 The cause cannot be physical, else the most perfect men, physically, would be the most successful. The difference, therefore, must be mental - must be in the mind0 hence mind must be the creative force, must constitute the sole difference between men. #t is mind, therefore, which overcomes environment and every other obstacle in the path of men. When the creative power of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen to be marvelous. 3ut such results cannot be secured without proper application, diligence, and concentration. The student will find that the laws governing in the mental and spiritual world are as fi"ed and infallible as in the material world. To secure the desired results, then, it is necessary to know the law and to comply with it. 4 proper compliance with the law will be found to produce the desired result with invariable e"actitude. The student who learns that power comes from within, that he is weak only because he has depended on help from outside, and who unhesitatingly throws himself on his own thought, instantly rights himself, stands erect, assumes a dominant attitude, and works miracles. #t is evident, therefore, that he who fails to fully investigate and take advantage of the wonderful progress which is being made in this last and greatest science, will soon be as far behind as the man who would refuse to acknowledge and accept the benefits which have accrued to mankind through an understanding of the laws of electricity. +f course, mind creates negative conditions .ust as readily as favorable conditions, and when we consciously or unconsciously visuali2e every kind of lack, limitation and discord, we create these conditions0 this is what many are unconsciously doing all the time. This law as well as every other law is no respecter of persons, but is in constant operation and is relentlessly bringing to each individual e"actly what he has created0 in other words, !Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.! 4bundance, therefore, depends upon a recognition of the laws of 4bundance, and the fact that &ind is not only the creator, but the only creator of all there is. (ertainly nothing can be created, before we know that it can be created and then make the proper effort. There is no more Electricity in the world today than there was fifty years ago, but until someone recogni2ed the law by which it could be made of service, we received no benefit0 now that the law is understood, practically the whole world is lit by it. /o with the

law of 4bundance0 it is only those who recogni2e the law and place themselves in harmony with it, who share in its benefits. The scientific spirit now dominates every field of effort, relations of cause and effect are no longer ignored. The discovery of a region of law marked an epoch in human progress. #t eliminated the element of uncertainty and caprice in men,s lives, and substituted law, reason and certitude. 5eturn to top &en now understand that for every result there is an adequate and definite cause, so that when a given result is desired, they seek the condition by which alone this result may be attained. The basis upon which all law rests was discovered by inductive reasoning which consists of comparing a number of separate instances with one another until the common factor which gives rise to them all is seen. #t is this method of study to which the civili2ed nations owe the greater part of their prosperity and the more valuable part of their knowledge0 it has lengthened life, it has mitigated pain, it has spanned rivers, it has brightened the night with the splendor of day, e"tended the range of vision, accelerated motion, annihilated distance, facilitated intercourse, and enabled men to descend into the sea, and into the air. What wonder then that men soon endeavored to e"tend the blessings of this system of study to their method of thinking, so that when it became plainly evident that certain results followed a particular method of thinking it only remained to classify these results. This method is scientific, and it is the only method by which we shall be permitted retain that degree of liberty and freedom which we have been accustomed to look upon as an inalienable right, because a people is safe at home and in the world only if national preparedness mean such things as growing surplus of health, accumulated efficiency in public and private business of whatever sort, continuous advance in the science and art of acting together, and the increasingly dominant endeavor to make all of these and all other aspects of national development center and revolve about ascending life, single and collective, for which science, art and ethics furnish guidance and controlling motives. The &aster 'ey is based on absolute scientific truth and will unfold the possibilities that lie dormant in the individual, and teach how they may be brought into powerful action, to increase the person,s effective capacity, bringing added energy, discernment, vigor and mental elasticity. The student who gains an understanding of the mental laws which are unfolded will come into the possession of an ability to secure results hitherto undreamed of, and which has rewards hardly to be e"pressed in words.

&agic or any of the more or less fascinating deceptions by which many are led to think that something can be had for nothing.that they want to do what you want them to do0 it means that you attract men and things to you0 that you are what some people call !lucky!.5eturn to top #t e"plains the correct use of both the receptive and active elements of the mental nature. the kind which enables men to see the possibilities as well as the difficulties in every situation. the Natural laws of growth.it awakens an appreciation of the beautiful in 4rt. &ental %ower is creative power. the kind which is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful business man. #t destroys distrust. The &aster 'ey cultivates and develops the understanding which will enable you to control the body and thereby the health. the kind of #nsight which is so rare.oyment of life on its higher planes. for thousands fail to see opportunities almost within their grasp while they are industriously working with situations which under no possibility can be made to reali2e any substantial return. it gives you the ability to create for yourself0 it does not mean the ability to take something away from someone else. and &ind %ower enables men to do the same thing. The &aster 'ey teaches the use of &ind %ower. of character . depression. 5eturn to top The &aster 'ey develops insight and sagacity. Nature makes two blades for grass grow where one grew before. true &ind %ower. force. wisdom of choice. energy. increased independence. that !things! come you way. that you have come into an understanding of the fundamental laws of Nature. the ability and disposition to be helpful. tenacity of purpose. . The &aster 'ey develops &ental %ower which means that others instinctively recogni2e that you are a person of force. and have put yourself in harmony with them0 that you are in tune with #nfinite0 that you understand the law of attraction. vitality . including pain and disease0 it awakens buried talents. #t improves and strengthens the &emory. the kind which enables men to discern opportunity close at hand. #t develops #nsight. and the %sychological laws on which all advantages in the social and business world rest. the emotions and the intuitional faculty. and teaches the cultivation and best uses of imagination. and every form of lack limitation and weakness. fear. supplies initiative. not any of the substitutes and perversions0 it has nothing to do with ypnotism. Nature never does things that way. and instructs the student in the recognition of opportunity0 it strengthens the will and reasoning powers. #t gives initiative. melancholia. intelligent sympathy and a thorough en. desire. 6iterature and /cience.

5eturn to top The present revolution in the opinions of all classes of men. energy may be incomprehensible by us e"cept as an e"hibition of the direct operation of that which we call &ind or Will. &any read books. and it has remained for /ir 4mbrose 8leming. The fetters of tradition are being melted off from humanity.! .#t has changed the lives of thousands of men and women. said !The services of advisors. %hysical /cience has resolved matter into molecules. by substituting definite principles for uncertain and ha2y methods .and principles for the foundation upon which every system of efficiency must rest. that scientific men more and more hesitate to affirm certain theories as established and indubitable or to deny certain other theories as absurd or impossible. creeds. efficiency e"perts in successful management are indispensable to most business enterprises of magnitude. in an address before the 5oyal #nstitution. molecules into atoms. a new power and a new reali2ation of the resources within the self. The whole world is on the eve of a new consciousness. a new power and a new consciousness. attend lectures all their lives without ever making any progress in demonstrating the value of the principles involved. instructors. /cience has of late made such vast discoveries. the highest and most cultured of men as well as those of the laboring class. stands unparalleled in the history of the world.! The &aster 'ey teaches right principles. and suggests methods for making a practical application of the principles0 in that it differs from every other course of study. take home study courses. has revealed such an infinity of resources. to resolve this energy into mind. There is a change in the thought of the world. #t teaches that the only possible value which can attach to any principle is in its application. has unveiled such enormous possibilities and such unsuspected forces. and so a new civili2ation is being born0 customs. the chairman of the -nited /tates /teel (orporation. The last century saw the most magnificent material progress in history. The present century will produce the greatest progress in mental and spiritual power. atoms into energy. The &aster 'ey suggests methods by which the value of the principles taught may be demonstrated and put in actual practice in the daily e"perience. faith and service are taking their place. e says9 !#n its ultimate essence. and as the dross of materialism is being consumed. and cruelty are passing0 vision. thought is being liberated and truth is rising full orbed before an astonished multitude. Elbert 7ary. but # deem the recognition and adoption of right principles vastly more importance. and is more important than any which the world has undergone since the downfall of %aganism. This change is silently transpiring in our midst.

4ny man with a knowledge of the possibilities contained in the &aster 'ey has an inconceivable advantage over the multitude. #n the animal and vegetable kingdom it is in a state of flu". he is reconstructed and is filled with . e recogni2es possibilities which before had no meaning for him. power. e sees opportunities for success to which he was heretofore blind.oy. Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue. the physical tissue is changed and the individual sees life in a new light. hope. parts of the brain. argument and philosophy is spiritual machinery. Thoughts of courage. life has a new meaning for him.6et us see what are the most powerful forces in Nature. this time born of the spirit. old things have actually passed away. circumstances and conditions. and thought is the only product of thinking.ect in order to bring about a complete change in the physical organi2ation of a man. 4ddition and subtraction are therefore spiritual transactions0 reasoning is a spiritual process0 ideas are spiritual conceptions0 questions are spiritual searchlights and logic. This is the process by which failure is changed to success. When we reach the invisible we find energy in its purest and most volatile state. nerve or muscle. and this in turn changes his environment0 so that by this simple e"ercise of thought. so we find that the most powerful forces of man are his invisible forces. so fascinating. and the only way in which the spiritual force can manifest is through the process of thinking. a man changes not only himself. always being created and recreated. inspiration. you must see. This produces an actual physical change in the construction of the tissue. all things have become new. and as these thoughts take root. Thinking is the only activity which the spirit possesses. but his environment. he is born again. are substituted for thoughts of failure. Therefore it is only necessary to have a certain number of thoughts on a given sub. limitation and discord. lack. #n the mineral world everything is solid and fi"ed. confidence. that we are at the dawn of a new day0 that the possibilities are so wonderful. forever changing. energy. :ou will see. so limitless as to be almost bewildering. . The thoughts of success with which he has been impregnated are radiated to those around him. 4 century ago any man with a 7atling 7un could have annihilated a whole army equipped with the implements of warfare then in use. from the low potentiality to high potentiality. light and energy. /o it is at present. and they in turn help him onward and upward0 he attract to him new and successful associates. despair. his spiritual force. harmony. Each realm becomes finer and more spiritual as we pass from the visible to the invisible. 5eturn to top 4nd as the most powerful forces of Nature are the invisible forces. from the coarse to the fine. #n the atmosphere we find heat.

More health !et the health consciousness. !#RT "$E . It is a thing of life and beauty. It will then become impossible to #eep them from you. ).!art "ne It is my privilege to enclose herewith Part One of The Master Key System. . $ou need not ac%uire this power. and we can never become conscious of power until we learn that all power is from within. "ive the spirit of these things until they become yours by right. .nd( now( Part One.. More happiness !et the happiness consciousness. Therefore. 5eturn to top <. the secret of all power. &ind is creative. $ou already have it.! and we can !do! only to the e"tent which we !are. Would you bring into your life more power !et the power consciousness.! and what we !are! depends upon what we !think. &ut you want to understand it' you want to use it' you want to control it' you want to impregnate yourself with it( so that you can go forward and carry the world before you. The only way by which we may secure possession of power is to become conscious of power. That much gathers more is true on every plane of e"istence and that loss leads to greater loss is equally true. and conditions. We cannot e"press powers that we do not possess. )ay by day as you go on and on( as you gain momentum( as your inspiration deepens( as your plans crystalli*e( as you gain understanding( you will come to reali*e that this world is no dead pile of stones and timber( but that it is a living thing+ It is made up of the beating hearts of humanity. It is evident that it re%uires understanding to wor# with material of this description( but those who come into this understanding( are inspired by a new light( a new force( they gain confidence and greater power each day( they reali*e their hopes and their dreams come true( life has a deeper( fuller( clearer meaning than before. This is true because we must !be! before we can !do. The things of the world are fluid to a power within man by which he rules them. all achievement and all possession depends upon our method of thinking. *.! =. environment and all e"periences in life are the result of our habitual or predominant mental attitude. The attitude of mind necessarily depends upon what we think.

5eturn to top .C. 6ife is an unfoldment. waiting for unfoldment. infinite %ower. enthusiasm.ect to our control. What comes to us in the world without is what we already possess in the world within. the cause for every effect0 and since the world within is sub. by which they are given the fine intelligence to see the vision and the practical skill to make the vision real. What appears without is what has been found within. . . trust and faith.>. agreeable surroundings.=. armony in the world within results in optimism and affluence0 affluence within results in affluence without. @.>.). development and e"pression. all achievement and all success. although invisible. . The world without is a reflection of the world within. we shall have the understanding to discern the marvelous possibilities that are latent in this world within. 4s we become conscious of the wisdom in the world within. #f we recogni2e these potentialities in the world within they will take form in the world without.*. The world within is the practical world in which the men and women of power generate courage. infinite /upply of all that is necessary. all attainment. There is a world within ? a world of thought and feeling and power0 of light and life and beauty and. . #t is the foundation of health and a necessary essential to all greatness. B.. confidence. 5eturn to top A. #n the world within may be found infinite Wisdom. and by taking mental possession we come into actual possession of the power and wisdom necessary to bring into manifestation the essentials necessary for our most complete and harmonious development. When we discover this world we shall find the solution for every problem. its forces are mighty. the best of everything. The world without reflects the circumstances and the conditions of the consciousness within. all power. hope.. . armony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts. not accretion. .<. #f we find wisdom in the world within. and we shall be given the power to make these possibilities manifest in the world without. armony in the world within will be reflected in the world without by harmonious conditions. . all laws of power and possession are also within our control. The world within is governed by mind. and to determine for ourselves how any e"perience is to affect us. we mentally take possession of this wisdom.

when the thoughts sent through the cerebro-spinal nervous system to the body are constructive. With this knowledge we can bring the ob. sickness.ective mind.. &ental efficiency is contingent upon harmony0 discord means confusion0 therefore. We are related to the world without by the ob. occupying all space. love. #t is not at the mercy of any capricious or uncertain e"ternal power. its thoughts become ob.ective sensations. and being essentially the same in kind at every point of its presence. We are related to the world within by the subconscious mind. #t is all powerful. 4ll thoughts and things are within #tself. he who would acquire power must be in harmony with Natural 6aw.ective things to it. 5eturn to top )<. #t is through the subconscious that we are connected with the -niversal &ind and brought into relation with the #nfinite constructive forces of the -niverse. limitation and every form of discord and inharmony is admitted to our lives. but it is through this same ob. which is the great secret of life.ective mind. .. +mniscient and +mnipresent (onsciousness. +ur future is entirely within our own control. The result is that we build strength. #t is all in all. .ective minds into conscious cooperation and thus coordinate the finite and the infinite. When this mind thinks correctly. )*. fear. This system of nerves responds to every sensation of light. it must be present within every individual0 each individual must be a manifestation of that +mnipotent. The solar ple"us is the organ of this mind0 the sympathetic system of nerves presides over all sub. 4ll agree that there is but one %rinciple or (onsciousness pervading the entire -niverse. by wrong thinking. The brain is the organ of this mind and the cerebro-spinal system of nerves puts us in conscious communication with every part of the body. harmonious. 4ll possession is based on consciousness.@. sound and taste. )=. There is but one consciousness in the universe able to think0 and when it thinks. all wisdom and always present.oy. 4ll gain is the result of an accumulative consciousness. such as . vitality and all constructive forces into our body. emotion. heat.B. that we are related to all destructive forces. lack. when it understands the truth. #t is the coordination of these two centers of our being.ective and sub. ). )C. 5eturn to top . 4ll loss is the result of a scattering consciousness. respiration. and the understanding of their functions. )).A. 4s this (onsciousness is omnipresent. imagination and all other subconscious phenomena. these sensations are pleasant. #t is therefore through the ob.ective mind that all distress. odor.

or. <). the (osmic &ind. They are one. from which arises the activities called Dthought. <. thought is dynamic energy . 5eturn to top <<. these attributes must be present at all times in their potential form in every individual. which is +mnipotent. you will have come into conscious cooperation with +mnipotent law which is the fundamental basis of all things. you can apply it to any condition0 in other words. 4s the sum of all attributes are contained in the -niversal &ind. and all are seeking to carry out the purpose for which they were created.the two phases of the same thing. Thought is therefore the vibratory force formed by converting static mind into dynamic mind.E which is the dynamic phase of mind. The ability of the individual to think is his ability to act on the -niversal and bring it into manifestation.)>. &ind in itself is believed to be a subtle form of static energy. Therefore. )B. all mind is one mind. +mniscient and +mnipresent. <*. uman consciousness consists only in the ability of man to think. 4s there is only one (onsciousness in the -niverse that is able to think it necessarily follows that your consciousness is identical with the -niversal (onsciousness.. <C. when the individual thinks. There is no dodging this conclusion. The consciousness that focuses in your brain cells is the same consciousness which focuses in the brain cells of every other individual. #t should be plain that when you acquire a thorough understanding of this law. The -niversal &ind is the life principle of every atom which is in e"istence0 every atom is continually striving to manifest more life0 all are intelligent. and the individual can manifest only through the -niversal. the thought is compelled by its nature to embody itself in an ob. and are able to control your thought processes. in other words. 5eturn to top )A. )@. The -niversal &ind is static or potential energy0 it simply is0 it can manifest only through the individual. Every thought therefore is a cause and every condition an effect0 for this reason it is absolutely essential that you control your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions.ectivity or condition which will correspond with its origin. 4ll power is from within. Each individual is but the individuali2ation of the -niversal. . &ind is static energy. and is absolutely under your control0 it comes through e"act knowledge and by the voluntary e"ercises of e"act principles.

and the error of the ages is in looking for strength or power from without. 5eturn to top *<. 4ll growth is from within. This system will bring you into a reali2ation of power which will be yours when you understand this relation between the world without and the world within. :ou will at once see that this is a radically new and different idea0 most men try to change effects by working with effects. this #nfinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet. Thought forms the mold or matri" from which the substance e"presses. mental action is therefore the interaction of the individual upon the -niversal &ind. *. the world without the effect0 to change the effect you must change the cause. *). To remove discord. and as the -niversal &ind is the intelligence which pervades all space and animates all living things. +ur ability to receive depends upon our recognition of this -niversal 8ountain. Every plant. <B. <@. and yet it is the world within that makes the world without0 it is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has been created by you in the world within. 5eturn to top <A.ority of mankind lives in the world without0 few have found the world within. every animal. and this cause can be found only in the world within. but the principle of causation does not obtain in the individual but in the -niversal &ind. and the world without is the outlet to the stream. and that a practical understanding of this law will substitute abundance for poverty. wisdom for .. 5ecognition is a mental process. 4 ma. *C. and the results are seen in an infinite variety of conditions and e"periences. we must remove the cause. #n order to e"press life there must be mind0 nothing can e"ist without mind. #t is sensitive to the highest degree. The world within is the -niversal fountain of supply. Everything which e"ists is some manifestation of this one basic substance from which and by which all things have been created and are continually being recreated.ective faculty but a sub.<=. They fail to see that this is simply changing one form of distress for another. and so is one with every other individual. #t is not an ob. this mental action and reaction is the law of causation. This is evident in all nature.ective process. This substance is ever alive and active. <>. every human is a living testimony to this great law. We live in a fathomless sea of plastic mind substance. 5emember that it is in the application alone that the value consists. #t takes form according to the mental demand. The world within is the cause.

ignorance. *=. . but do not lounge0 let your thoughts roam where they will but be perfectly still for from fifteen minutes to half an hour0 continue this for three or four days or for a week until you secure full control of your physical being. Ne"t week you will receive instructions for the ne"t step0 in the meantime you must have mastered this one. but it is absolutely essential to secure complete control of the body before you are ready to progress. **. &any will find this e"tremely difficult0 others will conquer with ease. and certainly there can be no greater blessing than these from a material and social standpoint. comfortably. Now make the application9 /elect a room where you can be alone and undisturbed0 sit erect. harmony for discord and freedom for tyranny.

ll processes( even those of thought( rest on solid foundations. They perceive that this is the tal# of wea#lings. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. . . The powers( uses and possibilities of the mind under the new interpretations are incomparably more wonderful that the most e0travagant accomplishment( or even dreams of material progress. Thought is energy.ctive thought is active energy' concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. 1ence it is that the study of the best that has been thought in the world gives supreme pleasure. The great tas# is to discover the laws of nature to which we are to ad-ust ourselves. . .lear thin#ing and moral insight are( therefore( of incalculable value. In e0act proportion to the recognition of this truth will be the manifestation in the outer life of the individual. The #eener the sensibilities( the more acute the -udgment( the more delicate the taste( the more refined the moral feelings( the more subtle the intelligence( the loftier the aspiration // the purer and more intense are the gratifications which e0istence yields. The ability to receive and manifest this power depends upon the ability to recogni*e the Infinite 2nergy ever dwelling in man( constantly creating and recreating his body and mind( and ready at any moment to manifest through him in any needful manner. Part Two e0plains the method by which this is accomplished.!art T o Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests. This is the power which is being used by those who do not believe in the virtue of poverty( or the beauty of self/denial.

#t is through the subconscious that /hakespeare must have perceived. the skilled trades.. The subconsciousE logical processes are carried on with a certainty and regularity which would be impossible if there e"isted the possibility of error. like a benevolent stranger. depend for their perfect e"ecution on the process of the sub-conscious mind. etc. the nobler. The value of the subconscious is enormous0 it inspires us0 it warns us0 it furnishes us with names. and the other subconscious. and the greater.ect at pleasure. and accomplishes tasks so intricate that no conscious mind. =. We are all aware how dependent we are upon the subconscious. we . operating the typewriter. the one conscious. %rofessor $avidson says9 ! e who thinks to illuminate the whole range of mental action by the light of his own consciousness is not unlike the one who should go about to illuminate the universe with a rushlight. The marvel of playing a brilliant piece on the piano. while at the same time conducting a vigorous conversation.! 5eturn to top ). >. skating.!#RT T%" . #t directs our thoughts.. +ur mind is so designed that it prepares for us the most important foundations of cognition. The subconscious soul. music. shows the greatness of our subconscious powers. Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the consciousness0 playing the piano. even if it had the power. the more brilliant our thoughts are. We can walk at will0 we can raise the arm whenever we choose to do so0 we can give our attention through eye or ear to any sub. the more it is obvious to ourselves that the origin lies beyond our ken. facts and scenes from the storehouse of memory. 5eturn to top @. has the capacity for. The operations of the mind are produced by two parallel modes of activity. sense of the beautiful in art. +n the other hand. We find ourselves endowed with tact. pouring only the mature fruit into our lap0 thus ultimate analysis of thought processes shows that the subconscious is the theatre of the most important mental phenomena. <. whilst we have not the slightest apprehension of the modus operandi. without effort. works and makes provision for our benefit. A. instinct. *. tastes. great truths which are hidden from the conscious mind of the student0 that %hidias fashioned marble and bron2e0 that 5aphael painted &adonnas and 3eethoven composed symphonies. or whose origin or dwelling place we are wholly unconscious.

#t has the faculty of discrimination. analytical or syllogistic . .! or the !/ub. deductive.ective &ind! Fdealing with outward ob.<. nor the building of the bones.ective &ind. carrying with it the responsibility of choice.! and besides its work on the mental plane it controls the regular functions which make physical life possible. the result of past reasoning will.and this power may be developed to a high degree. but constant at every moment.ust and accurate inferences from premises furnished from outside sources. sub. nor the growth of stature.whether inductive. the outward and changeable has been termed the !(onscious &ind. nor the formation of nerve and muscle tissue. Not only can it impress other minds. +ne writer has e"pressed the chief distinction between the two phases of mind thus9 !(onscious mind is reasoning will.! or the !+b. 5eturn to top .ects of the outward life. inharmony and evils of all kinds dominate us by reason of false suggestions accepted by the unguarded subconscious mind. #f we compare these two sets of action. B. and placed under the direction of a permanent and dependable power within us. /ubconscious mind is instinctive desire.cannot stop our heartbeats nor the circulation of the blood.ect to no vascillation. . disease. 4ll this the trained conscious mind can entirely prevent by its vigilant protective action. and the other proceeding in ma.=. %erceiving and operating through the five physical senses. the conscious mind deals with the impressions and ob. the subconscious mind reaches a . We see at once that these are the vital processes of our physical life.*.ectsG. and we can not avoid the inference that these all-important functions are designedly withdrawn from the domain of our outward will with its variations and transitions. #t is necessary to have a clear understanding of their respective functions on the mental plane.). . The subconscious mind draws . rhythmic course.C. and ask to have the mystery e"plained.estic. #t is the seat of the will with all the energies that flow therefrom. . the one decreed by the will of the moment. #n this way the conscious mind becomes the responsible ruler and guardian of the subconscious mind. #t is this high function which can completely reverse conditions in your life. worry. but it can direct the subconscious mind.. #t is often true that conditions of fear.! . as well as of certain other basic principles. we stand in awe of the latter. nor many other important vital processes. The interior power is called the !/ubconscious &ind. #t has the power of reasoning . .>. Where the premise is true. poverty.. +f these two powers. #t may properly be called !the watchman at the gate! of the great subconscious domain.

selfishness. self-depreciation and other negative forces. The subconscious mind is the seat of our principles and our aspirations. Those who put it into operation find that when they go out to meet the person with whom they anticipate a difficult interview. ere in is a deep principle which is well worth our most earnest study. The conscious mind can suggest either truth or error.A. ). The subconscious mind perceives by intuition. The conscious mind ought to be on duty during every waking hour.B. then the subconscious mind is unguarded and left open to suggestion from all sources. the subconscious mind at once proceeds to act thereon in the whole domain of its tremendous field of work. or at any other time of unrestrained passion. never rests. it is at the cost of wide-reaching peril to the whole being. ence. its processes are rapid. or during the height of anger. under a variety of circumstances. #t is the fount of our artistic and altruistic ideals. The subconscious mind never sleeps. . forces are set in operation that lead to the result desired. the whole structure falls. derived from surrounding persons or circumstances. The subconscious mind does not engage in the process of proving. then. or the impulses of the irresponsible mob. #f the latter. greed. those who have learned to trust the subconscious find that they have infinite resources at their command. These instincts can only be overthrown by an elaborate and gradual process of undermining the innate principles. but. ere. $uring the wild e"citement of panic. #t has been found that by plainly stating to the subconscious mind certain specific things to be accomplished. !the watchman at the gate. or your blood. The result is usually unwholesome in the e"treme. When the !watchman! is !off guard. #n fact. with effects that may endure to distress it for a long time. 5eceiving any suggestions as true. #t relies upon the conscious mind.faultless conclusion. 5eturn to top )). The subconscious mind is then open to the suggestion of fear. is a source of power which places us in touch with +mnipotence.! to guard it from mistaken impressions.. something has been there before them and dissolved the supposed differences0 everything is changed0 all is harmonious0 they find that when some difficult business problem presents itself they can afford to make delay and something suggests the proper solution0 everything is properly arranged0 in fact. . the conditions are most dangerous. the great importance of guarding the subconscious mind from false impressions. where the premise or suggestion is an error. )C. .@. #t does not wait for the slow methods of conscious reasoning.udgment is suspended. hatred. it can not employ them.! or when its calm . The operation of this law is interesting. 5eturn to top . any more than does your heart. ence.

consequently. To sum up9 The normal functions of the subconscious on the physical side have to do with the regular and vital processes. we set in operation the mightiest force in e"istence. The subconscious mind cannot argue controversially. and will automatically correlate with its ob. it is the storehouse of memory0 it harbors the wonderful thought messengers. it is the only creator there is.ect and bring it into manifestation. 6ast week # gave you an e"ercise for the purpose of securing control of the physical body0 if you have accomplished this you are ready to advance. #f it be harmful. and in proportion as we recogni2e this divinity do we come into an understanding of the source of power. systematically and constructively0 when we do this we place our mind in harmony with the -niversal &ind. of aspiration. unhampered by time or space0 it is the fountain of the practical initiative and constructive forces of life9 #t is the seat of habit. This is favorable for us if the habit be wholesome and right.! which is that &ind is creative. This time you will begin to control your thought. it is the source of ideals. The whole. )>. which includes an instinctive desire to preserve all life and improve conditions generally. /ome one may ask9 ! ow can the subconscious change conditions1! The reply is. is creative. in this case simply make the best use of such conditions as may be available. )B. we come in tune with the #nfinite. of the imagination. 3ut we shall find that there is a vast difference between simply thinking. and the same position. frequently repeated. Now be . as we know. and as thought is the only activity which the mind possesses. thus eventually forming new and healthy habits of thought and life. because the subconscious is a part of the -niversal &ind and a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole0 the only difference is one of degree. 5eturn to top )@. in fact. and directing our thought consciously. +n the spiritual side. thought must necessarily be creative also. #n some cases it is not convenient to take the same room. if it has accepted wrong suggestions. +n the mental side. the remedy is to recogni2e the omnipotence of the subconscious mind and suggest present actual freedom. ence. )=. who work. as everything else. the creative power of the -niversal &ind. if possible. 4lways take the same room. is governed by natural law. This. The subconscious being creative and one with our divine source will at once create the freedom suggested. with the preservation of life and the restoration of health0 with the care of offspring. )*. and wrong. )A. and is the channel through which we recogni2e our $ivine /ource. which the mind must accept. for the subconscious mind is the seat of abit. the sure method of overcoming them is by the use of a strong counter suggestion. but has worn its deep grooves in the subconscious mind.udgment. That which we do over and over becomes mechanical0 it is no longer an act of .)<. and this law is the !6aw of 4ttraction. we find that mind is creative. the same chair.

perfectly still as before. it controls the vital processes and is the seat of memory. and will enable you to entertain only the kind of thoughts you desire.ause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visible and material things. . . but inhibit all thought0 this will give you control over all thoughts of care. What are some of the functions of the conscious mind1 #t has the faculty of discrimination0 it has the power of reasoning0 it is the seat of the will and may impress the subconscious. because it will be a very practical demonstration of the great number of thoughts which are constantly trying to gain access to your mental world. /ubconscious mind is instinctive desire. the result of past reasoning will. 5eturn to top .=.! . What are the two modes of mental activity1 . Mind is the master weaver( both of the interior garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance 3ames .). <C.<. 5eturn to top . What is the value of the subconscious1 #t is enormous0 it guides us. Ne"t week you will receive instructions for an e"ercise which may be a little more interesting. -pon what do ease and perfection depend1 Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the conscious mind. but it is necessary that you master this one first.. but the e"ercise is valuable. (ontinue this e"ercise until you gain complete mastery. warns us. <. worry and fear. ith #ns ers .llen Study &uestions (onscious and subconscious...*. :ou will not be able to do this for more than a few moments at a time. ow has the distinction between the conscious and subconscious been e"pressed1 !(onscious mind is reasoning will.

What will be the result1 5eturn to top #f the desire is in harmony with the forward movement of the great Whole.A. . . .>. forces will be set in motion which will bring about the result.@. .B.ect and bring it into manifestation. What method is necessary in order to impress the subconscious1 &entally state what is wanted.. What is the result of the operation of this law1 +ur environment reflects conditions corresponding to the predominant mental attitude which we entertain. and will automatically correlate with its ob. ow is the law stated1 Thought is a creative energy. 5eturn to top )C. What name has been given to this law1 The 6aw of 4ttraction.

The /ympathetic /ystem has its centre in a ganglionic mass at the back of the stomach known as the /olar %le"us. This system of nerves has its centre in the brain. The cerebro-spinal is the channel through which we receive conscious perception from the physical senses and e"ercise control over the movements of the body. e says9 The cerebro-spinal system is the organ of the conscious mind and the sympathetic is the organ of the subconscious. and is the channel of that mental action which unconsciously supports the vital functions of the body. . Thought( therefore( is the cause( and the e0periences with which you meet in life are the effect.%art Three $ou have found that the Individual may act on the 4niversal( and that the result of this action and interaction is cause and effect. Persist in this practice until you come to a reali*ation of the fact that there can be no failure in the accomplishment of any proper ob-ect in life if you but understand your power and persist in your ob-ect( because the mind/forces are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful will( in the effort to crystalli*e thought and desire into actions( events and conditions.. The necessary interaction of the conscious and subconscious mind requires a similar interaction between the corresponding systems of nerves. )irect your effort to a reali*ation of the mental resources( always at your command( from which all real and lasting power comes. Whereas in the beginning of each function of life and each action is the result of conscious thought( the habitual actions become automatic and the thought that controls them passes into the realm of the subconscious' yet it is -ust as intelligent as before. Hudge Troward indicates the very beautiful method in which this interaction is effected. 2liminate( therefore( any possible tendency to complain of conditions as they have been( or as they are( because it rests with you to change them and ma#e them what you would li#e them to be. !#RT THREE . When you reali*e this( you will have found a source of power which will enable you to ta#e care of any situation in life which may develop. It is necessary that it become automatic( or subconscious( in order that the self/conscious mind may attend to other things. The new actions will( however( in their turn( be come habitual( then automatic( then subconscious in order that the mind again may be freed from this detail and advanced to still other activities. 5eturn to top ).

because the connection between the subconscious mind and the -niversal mind. and this is the cause of every ill to the human race. where the -ncreate becomes create.ected to our power of reasoning. is presence alone will often bring comfort to the troubled minds with which he comes in contact. is being interrupted. and finally passing through the diaphragm. sending out branches to the heart and lungs. and this sun is a very real sun. #t is the point at which life appears and there is no limit to the amount of life an individual may generate from this /olar centre. or the brain of the sub. mental or environmental. B. to be brought forth into the world as reality. *. /uch a person may wield an immense power for good. and is thrown off in an atmosphere which envelopes the body. and environmental. The /olar %le"us is the point at which the part meets with the whole. A. . When the ob. energy and vitality to every part of the body. the flow of life and energy to some part of the body is stopped. where the finite becomes #nfinite. and to every one whom he meets. #f there is any interruption of this radiation the sensations are unpleasant. the body is filled with health and all with whom he comes in contact e"perience a pleasant sensation. it loses its outer coating and becomes identified with the nerves of the /ympathetic /ystem. This energy is very real energy. =. so forming a connecting link between the two and making man physically a !single entity!.ective mind has been satisfied that the thought is true it is sent to the /olar %le"us. We have seen that every thought is received by the brain. because it is a central point of distribution for the energy which the body is constantly generating. the #nvisible becomes visible. the -niversal becomes individuali2ed.<.C. >. When the /olar %le"us is in active operation and is radiating life.ective mind. The /olar %le"us has been likened to the sun of the body. physical. %hysical because the sun of the body is no longer generating sufficient energy to vitali2e some part of the body0 mental because the conscious mind is dependent upon the subconscious mind for the vitality necessary to support its thought. the sensations are pleasant. The subconscious mind cannot argue0 it only acts. to be made into our flesh. #t accepts the conclusions of the ob. The connection between the two systems is made by the vagus nerve which passes out of the cerebral region as a portion of the voluntary system to the thora".ective mind as final. . #t is then no longer susceptible to any argument whatever. which is the organ of the conscious0 it is here sub. #f this radiation is sufficiently strong the person is called magnetic0 he is said to be filled with personal magnetism. and the energy is being distributed by very real nerves to all parts of the body. 5eturn to top @.

#t is our attitude of mind toward life which determines the e"periences with which we are to meet0 if we e"pect nothing. Non-resistant thought e"pands the /olar %le"us0 resistant thought contracts it. #t is evident. we shall receive the greater portion. . This centre of energy is +mnipotent because it is the point of contact with all life and all intelligence. %leasant thought e"pands it0 unpleasant thought contracts it. you will have nothing to fear0 fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright. their friends and their enemies0 fear everything and everybody. the present and the future0 fear themselves. therefore. the more rapidly shall we be enabled to transmute undesirable conditions into sources of pleasure and profit. #t is this personal devil which makes men fear the past. power. 5eturn to top . #t is fear of this criticism that causes many ideas to fail to see the light of day. then. energy and life... is master of this sun centre from which the life and energy of the entire body flows and the quality of the thought which we entertain determines the quality of the thought which this sun will radiate. the clouds will disperse and you will have found the source of power. your light will shine. . and herein lies the power of the conscious mind0 the subconscious can and will carry out such plans and ideas as may be suggested to it by the conscious mind. .<. is how to let this light shine0 how to generate this energy. that all we have to do is let our light shine0 the more energy we can radiate.*. When you find that you are really one with the #nfinite power. This enemy must be completely destroyed0 he must be eliminated0 he must be e"pelled forever0 he is the cloud which hides the sun0 which causes a perpetual gloom. and the nature of the thought which our conscious mind entertains will determine the nature of thought which this sun will radiate. and when you can consciously reali2e this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse condition by the power of your thought. The world is harsh only as we fail to assert ourselves.>. The criticism of the world is bitter only to those who cannot compel room for their ideas. and consequently will determine the nature of the e"perience which will result. When fear is effectually and completely destroyed. #t can therefore accomplish whatever it is directed to accomplish. then. (onscious thought..=. confidence and hope all produce a corresponding state. The important question. 5eturn to top .@. Thoughts of courage. . and the character of the thought which our conscious mind entertains will determine the character of the thought which this sun will radiate. but the one arch enemy of the /olar %le"us which must be absolutely destroyed before there is any possibility of letting any light shine is fear. . we shall have nothing0 if we demand much.).

A. . This is not the only way. #f your mind has a bias toward physical science. The -niversal is the creative principle of the -niverse. but it is a simple and effective way. # have already told you what the result of this impression will be.B.. This knowledge can be gained only by making practical application of this information. and consequently the way in which the best results are secured. The subconscious mind is a part of the -niversal mind. every great statesman has been enabled to convert the subtle and invisible force of desire.. every great financier. )<. )C. #t is the method which is producing such e"traordinary results that many think that miracles are being accomplished. if you prefer the strictly scientific interpretation. :ou have already learned that the subconscious is intelligent and that it is creative. This means that this creative power is absolutely unlimited0 it is not bound by precedent of any kind. )*. faith and confidence into actual. and leap over the chasm of doubt and hesitation which fear places in his path. and responsive to the will of the conscious mind. 3ut the man who knows that he has a /olar %le"us will not fear criticism or anything else0 he will be too busy radiating courage.ect of your desire0 when you are concentrating you are impressing the subconscious. and power0 he will anticipate success by his mental attitude0 he will pound barriers to pieces. a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole. is the most natural way of making the desired impression1 &entally concentrate on the ob. confidence. # would say you can wake the /olar %le"us0 or. 4 knowledge of our ability to consciously radiate health. #t is the method in which you are now interested. ). 5eturn to top )). so that you cannot fail to get the full significance of it. # will put it in several ways. strength and harmony will bring us into a reali2ation that there is nothing to fear because we are in touch with #nfinite /trength. #f you are religiously inclined. you can let your light shine. # will say that you can impress your subconscious mind. )>. which means that the unlimited creative power of the -niversal &ind is within control of the conscious mind of the individual. 4s the following statement is of considerable importance. concrete facts in the ob. . then. #t is the method by which every great inventor. We have found that the subconscious mind is responsive to our conscious will. tangible. )=. We learn by doing0 through practice the athlete comes powerful. What. # would say. and consequently has no prior e"isting pattern by which to apply its constructive principle. and the most direct way.ective world.

What system of nerves is the organ of the subconscious mind1 . not how you are to obtain it. When making a practical application of this principle. <C. :ou are the channel by which the undifferentiated is being differentiated. # will ask you to go one step further. <. in accordance with the e"ercises given in the subsequent lessons. and this is accomplished because the -niversal can act only through the individual. mentally determine that you will rela" every muscle and nerve. let the muscles take their normal condition0 this will remove all pressure from the nerves. and the individual can act only through the -niversal0 they are one. but rela". care. Tensions leads to mental unrest and abnormal mental activity of the mind0 it produces worry. fear and an"iety. )A. What system of nerves is the organ of the (onscious &ind1 )). 8or your e"ercise this week. &ake this e"ercise as thorough and complete as possible. <<. and this differentiation is being accomplished by appropriation. it is well to remember that it is not necessary to outline the method by which the subconscious will produce the results you desire. The /olar %le"us will then be ready to function and you will be surprised at the result. and inhibit all thought as far as possible. and eliminate that tension which so frequently produces physical e"haustion. #t only requires recognition to set causes in motion which will bring about results in accordance with your desire.. let go.. # want you to not only be perfectly still. 5ela"ation is therefore an absolute necessity in order to allow the mental faculties to e"ercise the greatest freedom. )B. %hysical rela"ation is a voluntary e"ercise of the will and the e"ercise will be found to be of great value. until you feel quiet and restful and at peace with yourself and the world. Study &uestions The (erebro-spinal. 5eturn to top <).5eturn to top )@. :ou are simply to say what you desire. as it enables the blood to circulate freely to and from the brain and body. The finite cannot inform the #nfinite. ith #ns ers ).

)*. )B. What determines the e"periences with which we meet in life1 +ur predominant mental attitude. What is the central point of distribution for energy which the body is constantly generating1 The solar ple"us. ow may this distribution be interrupted1 3y resistant. )A. critical. )>. What is the creative principle of the -niverse1 The -niversal &ind.The sympathetic. )@. )<. ow may this energy be controlled and directed1 3y conscious thought. but especially fear. ow may fear be completely eliminated1 5eturn to top 3y an understanding and recognition of the true source of all power. ow may we awake the solar ple"us1 &entally concentrate upon the condition which we desire to see manifested in our lives. discordant thoughts. . 5eturn to top <C. What is the result of such interruption1 Every ill with which the human race is afflicted. 5eturn to top )=.

Thought is energy and energy is power( and it is because all the religions( sciences and philosophies with which the world has heretofore been familiar have been based upon the manifestation of this energy instead of the energy itself( that the world has been limited to effects( while causes have been ignored or misunderstood. It is thus that fate( fortune( and destiny will be controlled as readily as a captain controls his ship( or an engineer( his train. "ife is e0pressive and it is our business to e0press ourselves harmoniously and constructively. Sorrow( misery( unhappiness( disease and poverty are not necessities and we are constantly eliminating them. &ut this process of eliminating consists in rising above and beyond limitation of any #ind. 1e who has strengthened and purified his thought need not concern himself about microbes( and he who has come into an understanding of the law of abundance will go at once to the source of supply.!art Four 2nclosed herewith I hand you Part 5our. 5or this reason we have !od and the )evil in religion( positive and negative in science( and good and bad in philosophy. . The Master Key reverses the process' it is interested only in cause( and the letters received from students tell a marvelous story' they indicate conclusively that students are finding the cause whereby they may secure for themselves health( harmony( abundance( and whatever else may be necessary for their welfare and happiness. This part will show you why what you thin#( or do( or feel( is an indication of what you are.

you will en. and any attempt to profit by the weakness. 5eturn to top >. When a mind becomes mature. :our personality is made up of countless individual characteristics.ects which can be of no possible benefit to them. They can readily concentrate to the highest possible degree on any sub. B.! *.. #f you cannot do these things it is because you have thus far not made the necessary effort.!#RT F"UR 5eturn to top . peculiarities. The result will be e"actly in proportion to the . When you say !# think! the !#! tells the mind what it shall think0 when you say !# go! the !#! tells the physical body where it shall go0 the real nature of this !#! is spiritual. on the contrary. @. The !#! must be something which controls and directs both the body and the mind0 something which determines what they shall do and how they shall act. Now is the time to make the effort. it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought. When you come into a reali2ation of the true nature of this !#!. or correctly. reason. The !#! of you is not the physical body0 that is simply an instrument which the !#! uses to carry out its purposes0 the !#! cannot be the &ind. They do not wear themselves out. &ost people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes. and is the source of the real power which comes to men and women when they come into a reali2ation of their true nature. the inevitable result of an infantile mind. habits. ). The greatest and most marvelous power which this !#! has been given is the power to think. but. consequently they achieve only indifferent results. They can eliminate vagrant thoughts with facility. and traits of character0 these are the result of your former method of thinking. This is because the individual is a part of the -niversal. Those who recogni2e this principle have a great advantage in the affairs of life. ignorance or necessity of another will inevitably operate to his disadvantage. 4 part cannot antagoni2e any other part.oy a sense of power which you have never before known. They do not waste time or money upon ob. but few people know how to think constructively.ect. the welfare of each part depends upon a recognition of the interest of the whole. =. The trained mind knows that every transaction must benefit every person who is in any way connected with the transaction. but they have nothing to do with the real !#. A. <. and plan. for the mind is simply another instrument which the !#! uses with which to think.

!# can be what # will to be. . 5eturn to top . do not start0 if you do start. and many men and women have found to their sorrow that it is easier to control a kingdom than to control themselves.>. is.. because modern psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it.effort e"pended.C. ignominious failure. or make a resolution and do not keep it. use it continuously. 3ut when you have learned to control yourself you will have found the !World Within! which controls the world without0 you will have become irresistible0 men and things will respond to your every wish without any apparent effort on your part. . do it0 let nothing. the thing is settled0 the die is cast. erbert /pender said9 !4mid all the mysteries by which we are surrounded. you will become invincible0 that is. #f you do not intend to do a thing. we are forming the habit of failure0 absolute. This is not so strange or impossible as it may appear when you remember that the !World Within! is controlled by the !#! and that this !#! is a part or one with the #nfinite !#! which is the -niversal Energy or /pirit.*.). and continue to do so until it becomes a part of you0 form the habit..ects and purposes are constructive and are therefore in harmony with the creative principle of the -niverse. Every time you repeat it reali2e who and what this !#! is0 try to come into a thorough understanding of the true nature of the !#!0 if you do. #f you make use of this affirmation. . interfere0 the !#! in you has determined. +ne of the strongest affirmations which you can use for the purpose of strengthening the will and reali2ing your power to accomplish.! .=. you had better not start at all. there is no longer any argument. provided that your ob.@. .! . -nless you do this. nothing is more certain than that we are ever in the presence of an #nfinite and Eternal Energy from which all things proceed. #f you carry out this idea. . no one. see it through even if the heavens fall0 if you make up your mind to do something. night and morning. 5eturn to top . and as often during the day as you think of it. usually called 7od. beginning with small things which you know you can control and gradually increase the effort. but never under any circumstances allowing your !#! to be overruled. you will find that you can eventually control yourself. This is not a mere statement or theory made for the purpose of confirming or establishing an idea.<. but it is a fact which has been accepted by the best religious thought as well as the best scientific thought.

/elf-denial is not success.ust as plain and convincing9 !'now ye not that ye are the temple of the living 7od1! ere. is the secret of the wonderful creative power of the !World Within. seek inspiration. we can think. 5eali2e the fact that the essence and soul of all things is spiritual and that the spiritual is the real. focus the mental activity on the within.. loftier. The -niversal cannot e"press through you as long as you are busy with your plans. circumstances and conditions which these spiritual connections may assist in manifesting. /cience finds the ever-present Eternal Energy. of mastery. and the higher. )<. where it can be of greatest service to mankind. said9 !We are coming to think of 7od as dwelling in man rather than as operating on men from without. +ver-work or over-play or over-bodily activity of any kind produces conditions of mental apathy and stagnation which makes it impossible to do the more important work which results in a reali2ation of conscious power. )). seek the /ilence frequently. the life is gone0 it is dead0 it has ceased to e"ist. The -niversal is constantly seeking to e"press itself. This is important work. 5eturn to top ). dwell in the consciousness of your unity with +mnipotence. your own purposes0 quiet the senses. #t is thus that you become a creator. then. These mental activities pertain to the world within. The more we give the more we shall get0 we must become a channel whereby the -niversal can e"press activity. where it can do the most good. /cience goes a little way in its search and stops.B. 6yman 4bbott. and if we wish to be of service to others we must have power and more power. )*. but 5eligion finds the %ower behind this energy and locates it within man. therefore.! )C. and when we are still..A.! . grander and more noble ideals which you can conceive. %ower comes through repose0 it is in the /ilence that we can be still. in an address delivered before the 4lumni of 3angor Theological /eminary. the more important the work will become. to be of service. Iisuali2e the events. to the world of cause0 and conditions and circumstances which result are the effect. !/till water runs deep0! contemplate the multitudinous opportunities to which you have spiritual access by the +mnipresence of power. and thought is the secret of all attainment. . because it is the life of all there is0 when the spirit is gone. 3ut this is by no means a new discovery0 the 3ible says e"actly the same thing. ere is the secret of power. To overcome does not mean to go without things. We should. and it seeks the channel whereby it can find the greatest activity. but to get it we must give it0 we must be of service. and the language is . )=. We cannot give unless we get0 we cannot be helpful unless we are strong. The #nfinite is not a bankrupt and we who are the representatives of #nfinite power should not be bankrupts either.

6ast week # asked you to rela". envy. #f you practiced the e"ercise given you last week fifteen or twenty minutes a day in accordance with the instructions. then mentally let go of all adverse conditions. by e"ercise. the courage. and creative nature. :ou may say that you cannot !let go! of these things. which will result in accomplishment1 )A. <). by e"ercise0 mental strength is secured in e"actly the same way that physical strength is secured. e has not obtained freedom0 he is still a slave to conditions.5eturn to top )>. remove all tension by completely rela"ing. #t is given vitality by the emotions through the law of love0 it takes form and e"pression by the law of growth0 it is a product of the spiritual !#!. 5eturn to top <. but practice makes perfect. We think something. the feeling. and you must succeed in dismissing. We continue to think the same thing0 finally it becomes automatic0 we can no longer help thinking this thing0 we are now positive of what we think0 there is no longer any doubt about it. after taking your usual position. # am going to ask you to let go mentally. This week. We are sure0 we know. which is mental freedom.. ow may this purpose be accomplished1 This is the vital point0 how may we develop the faith. . The reply is. spiritual.ealousy. sorrow. 3ut those who will be guided by the intellect will gain the victory. hence its $ivine. and it becomes easier this time0 we think it again and again0 it then becomes a mental habit. . to let go physically. anger. abundance or any other constructive purpose. The reason that some cannot do this is because they allow themselves to be controlled by the emotions instead of by their intellect. Thought is a mode of motion and is carried by the law of vibration the same as light or electricity. 3ut # shall assume that you have mastered the e"ercise and are ready to take the ne"t step. such as hatred. in this as in everything else. 8rom this it is evident that in order to e"press power. eliminating and completely destroying these negative and destructive thoughts0 because they are the seed which is constantly germinating into discordant conditions of every conceivable kind and description. the emotions must be called upon to give feeling to the thought so that it will take form. you can no doubt rela" physically0 and anyone who cannot consciously do this quickly and completely is not a master of himself. :ou will not succeed the first time you try. by voluntary intention and persistence. trouble or disappointment of any kind. )@. <C. )B. worry. but you can0 you can do so by mentally determining to do so. perhaps with difficulty the first time0 we think the same thing again. This week.

ow may we develop the faith. .nd it is this "aw( this correlative of the thought with its ob-ect( that from time immemorial has led the people to believe in special providence Wilmans Study &uestions . . ow is it carried1 3y the law of vibration. 5eturn to top ith #ns ers <=. What is the secret of %ower1 5eturn to top /ervice. This is the "aw from which there is no escape. What is thought1 Thought is spiritual energy.. <>. <). What is the secret of its creative power1 #t is a spiritual activity. and enthusiasm which will result in accomplishment1 3y a recognition of our spiritual nature. <<. courage. <*. Why is this so1 3ecause we get what we give.There is nothing truer than that the %uality of thought which we entertain correlates certain e0ternals in the outside world. ow is it given vitality1 3y the law of love. <@. ow does it take form1 3y the law of growth. <A.

5eturn to top *C. self-mastery. . What is the /ilence1 4 physical stillness.<B. +f what value is it1 #t is the first step to self-control.

The subconscious processes are always at work. 'ou can originate thought. herefore. this is a creative age. the only question is. you will see that every conceivable force or object or fact is the result of mind in action. and the world is awarding its richest pri!es to the thinkers. After studying this part carefully. are we to be simply passive recipients of this activity. The subconscious can and will solve any problem for us if we know how to direct it. and these in turn react upon your friends and ac&uaintances. PART FIVE 1. power. or shall we simply drift? ". and eventually upon the whole of your environment. the dan!ers to be avoided. inert. An understandin! of this fact will enable us to use our authority when we find some undesirable trait of character manifestin!. in turn. or are we to consciously direct the work? hall we have a vision of the destination to be reached. Matter is powerless. . is lar!ely the result of heredity. $ut thought works no magic transformations% it obeys natural laws% it sets in motion natural forces% it releases natural energies% it manifests in your conduct and actions. #e have found that mind pervades every part of the physical body and is always capable of bein! directed or impressed by authority comin! from the ob$ective or the more dominant portion of the mind. Mind shapes and controls matter. which. and. 2. #e can consciously use all the desirable characteristics with which we have been provided and we can repress and refuse to allow the undesirable ones to manifest. %eturn to top &. passive. and thought is creative. Mind is force. Every form which matter takes is but the e"pression of some pre#e"isting thought. The mind. since thoughts are creative. (.Part Five Enclosed herewith you will find Part Five. Mind in action is thought. so that those who fail to make use of this mental power live within very narrow limits. At least ninety per cent of our mental life is subconscious. energy. Men are thinking now as they never thought before. you can create for yourself the things you desire. is simply the result of all the environments of all past !enerations on the responsive and ever'movin! life forces. which pervades the body.

and we have no fear. where countless thousands of impressions. A!ain. if they have been despondent. but is the result of home. positive. . but nearly all of it has been accepted with little or no e+amination or consideration.. and have immediately thrown any kind of ne!ative thou!ht on the scrap pile. the /aw of Attraction is brin!in! to us. many of us are creatin! these thin!s unconsciously. or the thin!s we wish for. #e shall be forever busy tryin! to patch it up and make it appear at least !enteel. as everythin! which can possibly enter into our lives depends upon the character of the material which enters into the construction of our *ental 3ome. in fact. that it will not fade. much of it is the result of our own thinkin!. we can weave any kind of material we want. su!!estions or statements. business and social environment. then the te+ture of the material which we are weavin! today will be of the same ne!ative material. 11. is the way we are consistently creatin! and recreatin! ourselves. 2f these impressions have been of fear. we can use any color we wish. 2f either of us were buildin! a home for ourselves. or the thin!s some one else has. This. %eturn to top 1. and to have this house' . then. have refused to associate with it or become identified with it in any way. and yet how careless we are when it comes to buildin! our *ental 3ome. passed it on to the subconscious.). 14. of care. ideas.. if we have been optimistic.. we know that the te+ture is firm. 5ut if we have stored away nothin! but coura!eous thou!ht. how careful we would be in re!ard to the plans. how we should study every detail. this mind which pervades our physical body is not only the result of hereditary tendencies. there is nothin! to cover. The idea seemed plausible. 2nstead of bein! of any value. the conscious received it. These are psycholo!ical facts. #hat is the character of this material? #e have seen that it is the result of the impressions which we have accumulated in the past and stored away in our subconscious *entality. the result of opinions. they are so plain that every one can understand them. where it was taken up by the ympathetic ystem and passed on to be built into our physical body. ne!ative. *uch of this has been received from others. not the thin!s we should like. how we should watch the material and select only the best of everythin!. which is infinitely more important than any physical home. what then is the result? 6ur mental material is now of the best kind. doubtful. of worry. but it brin!s us -our own. of an+iety. and we shall be what we are thinkin! today. 12. pre$udices and similar thou!hts have been received. 0nfortunately.the thin!s which we have created by our thou!ht processes. we are today the result of our past thinkin!. have refused to have anythin! to do with it. there is nothin! secret about them. there is no theory or !uesswork about these thinkin! processes. The thin! to do is to have a mental house'cleanin!. it will be mildewed and rotten and will brin! us only more toil and care and an+iety. whether consciously or unconsciously. no an+iety concernin! the future. -The word has become flesh.. there are no patches to hide. that the material is solid.

the or!ans of di!estions. All the heir has to do is to assert his heirship. 3e must use it. your weakness. such an estate is yours. a well'stocked library. this divine heredity is found in full sway. At a point where they throw up their hands in despair. 2t demands no sacrifice. 24. for use is the condition on which he holds it. 8ou are familiar with the sub$ect of heredity. . 8ou must earnestly desire it. 2ts broad acres. muscular force. and other physical scientists have piled evidence mountain hi!h that heredity is a law attendin! pro!ressive creation. health. rich han!in!s. with abundant crops. nerve force. and keep the house clean. 1..cleanin! every day. 2t clothes you with self'honor. %eturn to top 1&. 2n the domain of mind and spirit. bone structure and a host of other faculties on the physical side. unapproachable. =o human heredity measures up to it. 3u+ley. #hen this mental house'cleanin! process has been completed. 2t ori!inates life. his power of motion. =o human heredity can approach it. e+cept the loss of your limitations. runnin! water and fine timber. he must not let it decay. and use the property. your servitudes. %eturn to top 11. three processes are necessary. and every comfort and lu+ury. 2t costs you only the labor of studyin! and harvestin! its !reat resources. stretch away as far as the eye can see. blood circulation. 8ou must take possession. 2t is the beni!nant force which decrees primal creation. :ower over circumstances is one of its fruits. which the physical scientist has not done. 8ou are the heir9 8ou can assert your heirship and possess. sayin! they cannot account for what they see. There is a fine estate awaitin! a claimant. *ental. 2t lies beneath and antecedent to all their researches. 1. All these constitute what may be called your human heredity. nor ever can do. direct into every created bein!. moral and physical cleanliness are absolutely indispensable if we are to make pro!ress of any kind. harmony and prosperity are assets upon its balance sheet. 2t offers you poise and peace. 5ut there is a heredity which the physical scientists have not compassed. 1". 1(. the material which is left will be suitable for the makin! of the kind of ideals or mental ima!es which we desire to reali7e. 1). 2t stands out amon! all forces supreme. take possession. 3aeckel. To !ain this estate. <arwin. There is a mansion. To ne!lect it is to lose possession.. in the domain of practical power. with rare pictures. 8ou admit that those are not burdensome conditions. and puts a scepter in your hands. 2t is pro!ressive heredity which !ives man his erect attitude. 2t thrills down from the <ivine. spacious and cheerful. and use this rich inheritance. 8ou must assert your claim. There are even more impressive facts concernin! heredity of mind force.

The merchant who does not keep his !oods !oin! out will soon have none comin! in. and the more he !ives the more he will !et. %eturn to top . omethin! in them has been aroused. The more we !ive. :ersons. is true of the power from which every other power known amon! men is be!otten '' spiritual power. power is contin!ent upon a proper use of the power already in our possession. 2f then the spirit is all there is. %eturn to top 2&. and so it !oes everywhere. Avoid counterfeits. vacillatin!. for only by usin! it can he !et more. This power is from within. Take away the spirit and what is left? =othin!. They can never a!ain be timid. and it will formulate plans for you to e+ecute. 2. 2). the attorney who fails to !et results will soon lack clients. All possession is the result of the accumulative attitude of mind. or the money consciousness. the corporation which fails to !ive efficient service will soon lack customers. They have come into possession of a sense of power hitherto undreamed of. stren!th and power to answer these needs will be found within. Those we have come into possession of this inheritance are never quite the same a!ain. 2(. upon the reco!nition of this fact must depend the ability to demonstrate all power. 2. 2s it not worthwhile to make the effort? 22. 2". that the source of all life and all power is from within. The financier who wishes to make money must make use of the money he has. To keep open these doors is the ecret of :ower. and you will find as much pleasure in the e+ecution as in the satisfaction of attainment and achievement. weak. the more we !et. the 0niversal *ind of which you are the ima!e and likeness. or fearful. what is true in every field of endeavor. is you. this is the ma!ic wand which will enable you to receive the idea. unless we !ive. but we cannot receive it unless we !ive it.. This 2nfinite /ife flows throu!h you. every e+perience in life. 5uild firm foundations for your consciousness upon forces which flow direct from the 2nfinite source. 2ts doorways are but the faculties which comprise your consciousness. The !reat fact is. whether physical. 0se is the condition upon which we hold this inheritance. This is true on every plane of e+istence and in every field of endeavor and all walks of life. They are indissolubly connected with 6mnipotence.21. mental or spiritual. they have suddenly discovered that they possess a tremendous latent ability of which they were heretofore entirely unconscious. The athlete who wishes to !et stron! must make use of the stren!th he has.. #e are each of us but the channel throu!h which the 6mnipotent power is bein! differentiated into form. the channel is obstructed and we can receive no more. circumstances and events may su!!est need and opportunities. but the insi!ht.

but persistence requires that you practice these e+ercises every day without fail. the same position as heretofore. 5ut do not let that discoura!e you. you will find yourself thinkin! of everythin! under the sun. take the same seat. the trees.21. associations. e+cept the ideal upon which you desire to concentrate. *ake a complete mental picture of it. . =ow. and mentally select a place which has pleasant associations. :ersistence will win. see the buildin!s. friends. At first. !o to your room. the !rounds. everythin! complete.

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