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ROSICRU Cl AN ORDER
AMORC
TRADE MARK
Supplementary Monograph
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SUPREME TEMPLE, ROSI CRUCI AN PARK, SAN JOSE, CALI FORNI A
Consecrated to truth and dedicated to every Rosicrucian
L ECTURE NUMBER
PHYSI CAL CAUSES AND CURES
Cel l s r espond t o causes havi ng t hei r i ni t i al i mpul se i n t he soul ,
but we must never f or get t hat t he physi cal causes ar e t her e and must
be r eckoned wi t h. A kni f e cut s t he f l esh; swal l owed br ead under goes
a chemi cal change. Wi en we combi ne an aci d and an al kal i i n our
syst em, t hey r eact ; a change t akes pl ace, and we have nei t her an
aci d nor an al kal i but a neut r al sal t and wat er . I f t he st omach i s
over aci di t shoul d be somewhat aci d t o di gest f ood pr oper l ya
car ef ul l y j udged amount of a sel ect ed al kal i , l i ke baki ng- powder ,
neut r al i zes t he t r oubl esome agent pr esent . Thi s l eaves a har ml ess
neut r al sal t , and t he over aci di t y ceases t o exi st f or t hat t i me.
But and t hi s i s t he i mpor t ant poi nt t he cause has not been r eached;
t hat must be el i mi nat ed or t he condi t i on wi l l r ecur .
Ther e ar e medi ci nessuch as baki ng soda, phenacet i n, or cast or oi l
t hat exer ci se a def i ni t e act i on and have a pr eci se ef f ect upon t he
human or ganssuch i s di gi t al i s used f or t he hear t . Ther e ar e many
medi ci nes of l i t t l e val ue wi t hout t he ai d of t he psychi cal ef f ect
pr oduced by suggest i on. Wi t h t he medi ci ne must go f ai t h i n t he r e
medy. Even t hough i t be one t hat i s i ner t - even br ead pi l l s- t he power
of t he mi nd i s such, t hat t he convi ct i on of i t s cur at i ve power act s
as a command to t he cel l s. Medi ci ne i s a most power f ul agent of
psychi cal suggest i on and whenever t aken shoul d be accompani ed by a
bel i ef i n i t s ef f i cacy. ' When I l ook over t he wor k of t he wor l d, I
ami mpr essed by t he i mpor t ance of t he benef i cent r ol e pl ayed by an
i nt el l i gent , abl e physi ci an consecr at ed to hi s cal l i ng. Dai l y he goes
hi s r oundf r omhouse t o houseadvi si ng, admi ni st er i ng, r el i evi ng
f r ompai n and t r oubl e, car r yi ng hope and cheer . He r ender s ser vi ce
second t o none)
Per sonal l y, i n ser i ous cases, I bel i eve i n wor ki ng on al l t hr ee
pl anes, t he spi r i t ual , t he psychi cal , and physi cal , t o br i ng about
a cure. Pr ovi dence has pl aced us on a mat er i al ear t h and pr ovi ded
us wi t h mat er i al bodi es t hat r equi r e mat er i al f ood t o nour i sh t hem.
Ther ef or e, God wor ks on t he mat er i al pl ane as wel l as on t he spi r i t
ual . Why shoul d we not do t he same? What ever our t r ust i n God, we
mi ni st er t o our own physi cal needs. We choose f ood; how coul d sel ec
t ed medi ci ne i nt er f er e wi t h t he act i on of Spi r i t any mor e t han sel ec
t ed f ood? Medi ci ne i s gi ven to ai d t he nor mal act i vi t i es of t he
syst em. Never t hel ess, as year s go on, we ar e wor ki ng away f r om
medi ci ne. Much l ess i s gi ven t han f or mer l y, and mor e advi ce as to
di et , hygi ene, and sel f - cont r ol . I t i s i ncr easi ngl y r ecogni zed t hat
physi cal i l l i s usual l y t he out come of psychi cal causes, and shoul d
be t r eat ed f r omt he r egi on of cause.
However , ment al and spi r i t ual heal er s, i t i s cl ai med, ar e unsuccess
f ul i n cur i ng t he si ck who depend upon medi ci ne and spi r i t ual t r eat
ment si mul t aneousl y. I t has been f ound t hat t he r el at i on of Spi r i t
to mat t er i s as yet so l i t t l e r ecogni zed t hat f or most peopl e t o t ake
medi ci ne dur i ng spi r i t ual t r eat ment i s an act of f ear and not an addi
t i onal act of f ai t h. But cer t ai nl y t her e i s no quest i on of t he r el a
t i ve val ue of t he power of Spi r i t i n t he soul of man. And we f i nd
wi t h Edwar d Car pent er :
"Loi t he heal i ng power descendi ng f r om
wi t hi n, cal mi ng t he conf used mi nd, spr eadi ng
peace among t he qui ver i ng ner ves. "
And so i t shoul d be our pur pose t o ar ouse t hi s heal i ng power . I t
exi st s, and, i f we cr eat e t he necessar y condi t i ons wi t hi n, we can
br i ng i t i nt o act i vi t y. I n our st udy of ext er nal nat ur e we f i nd
wi t hi n and beyond mat t er spi r i t ual causes. The human body, af f ect
ed by spi r i t ual causes, r ef l ect s t he psychi cal st at e of t he owner .
The cel l s can be educat ed t o r espond t o soul f or ces.
Cooper at i on I ncl udes t he Use of t he Soul ' s For ces i n Sel f - Cur e
Af f i r mat i on and suggest i on ar e si mpl y f or ms of educat i ng t he cel l s
t o do your bi ddi ng. The command gi ven i n J oel : "Let t he weak say,
' I am st r ong, 111 i s an or der gi ven by t he Ego by way of t he br ai n t o
t he pr oper l ocal aut hor i t i es. They shoul d be i nf or med of what i s
want ed of t hem. Vi gor ous, per si st ent suggest i on t hat heal t h i s a
r eal i t y i s a means of r e- educat i ng t he cel l s t o nor mal act i on. But ,
of cour se, i f t he cause of t he di st ur bance i s a si n or a f aul t , t hen
mer e af f i r mat i on of heal t h shoul d not and woul d not cure. ' A "Cr oss-
pat ch" must mend hi s ways; an habi t ual wor r i er must change hi s habi t
of t hought ; a gour mand must eat wi t h gr eat er moder at i on. Ever yone
shoul d ai mt o have a phi l osophi cal out l ook and t o make sel f - cont r ol
a par t of hi s nat ur al expr essi on.
Some of us ar e par t i cul ar l y suscept i bl e t o what ot her s t hi nk and say
of our condi t i on and ar e made i l l by t hei r suggest i ons. A bet t er t ype
i s f ound i n Ephesi ans: "Speaki ng t o your sel ves i n psal ms and hymns
and spi r i t ual songs. " Speaki ng at t he moment of waki ng i n t he mor n
i ng, or bef or e you have emer ged f r omt he i nner st at e of mi nd to t he
per cept i on of t he obj ect i ve wor l d, or af f i r mi ng I n t he r est f ul at t i
t ude bef or e sl eept hese f i nd you i n a f r ui t f ul psychol ogi cal mood.
I t i s t hen easy t o f ocus t he at t ent i on and concent r at e t he mi nd on
what you wi sh t o accompl i sh.
Emot i on i s a soul f or ce t o be cont r ol l ed wi t h as much i nt el l i gence
and car e as t he power gener at ed i n an aut omobi l e. A val uabl e asset ,
i t shoul d not be wast ed. For t unat el y, casual t hought s and or di nar y
psychi cal i mpr essi ons do not r each t he physi cal cel l s wi t h t he swi f t
ness and power of t hose char ged wi t h t er r i f i c emot i oni f t hey di d
t her e woul d be a cont i nuous st at e of cel l ul ar upheaval . Emot i ons
cause a wi de gamut of i l l s f r omheadaches, r heumat i sm, spasms, apo
pl ect i c st r okes, and par al ysi s t o deat h. The emot i on- pr oduci ng
t hought s t hat cr eat e f ear i nf l uence t he physi cal cel l s per ni ci ousl y
t hat we know. Do we al so know f r omper sonal exper i ence t hat t he same
emot i on i nst ant l y di ver t ed may be made t o pr oduce a sal ut ar y ef f ect
upon t he body? Thi s i s a f act : Ar r est an emot i onl i ke f ear cat ch
i t, t r ansf or mi t, har ness i t, and i t becomes a power f or good. By
t he power of t he wi l l t he t hought t hat ar oused t he f eel i ng may be
swi t ched t o s. l i ne of f ocused soul wor k. And t hat compl et ed t he hu
man par t i s done. One must r el ax i nt o a st at e of r est f ul conf i dence
and Nat ur e does t he r est . The emot i on of sympat hy may be t r ans
mut ed i nt o an ef f or t to cure.
A st eam engi ne i s l i abl e to j ump t he t r ack when depr i ved of t he
di r ect i ng hand of t he engi neer , A man' s cel l s i n i l l ness ar e an
i mat ed wi t h l i f e needi ng t he di r ect i ng wi l l of t he owner ; t he l i f e
f or ces ar e subj ect t o hi s concent r at ed wi l l and may be cont r ol l ed.
As Dr. Anns. Ki ngsl ey sai d: "Ever y cel l of t he human body i s pol ar i sed
i n t he human wi l l . " Al l l i f e mani f est ed i n t he human or gani sm i s
God' s l i f e f l owi ng t hr ough f r omt he cent r al Spi r i t i nt o man' s domai n
and i s subj ect t o hi s di r ect i on. The t i me wi l l come i n t he evol ut i on
of t he r ace when we wi l l have l ear ned t o use our di r ect ed concent r at
ed wi l l t o r enew vi t al i t y and t o mai nt ai n per f ect heal t h. But t o
accompl i sh i t, man must pay t he pr i ce i n ef f or t t o br i ng i nt o subj ec
t i on t he et er nal l i f e ener gi es r esi dent wi t hi n t he body.
Under st andi ng Fai t h
Ther e i s a met hod of spi r i t ual cur e whol l y di f f er ent based on f ai t h
and spi r i t ual under st andi ng. Many whose t hought - habi t s do not admi t
t hi s ar e benef i t ed t hr ough t he exer ci se of t hei r wi l l s, emot i ons, and
t he power of t hei r af f i r mat i ons. Al l soul ef f or t al ong t hese l i nes
i ncr eases one' s degr ee of f or ce and pr epar es f or t he i ncomi ng of t he
heal i ng power . And I n many i t has l ed up t o an under st andi ng f ai t h.
Under st andi ng f ai t h pr oceeds f r oma r eal i zat i on of our oneness wi t h
t he Di vi ne wi t hi nof whi ch we ar e a par t . We must know t hat our
spi r i t i s of Godt hat t her e i s no bar r i er bet ween our own i nner
consci ousness and God- Consci ousness. We must r emember t hat t he f or m
i s subser vi ent to Spi r i t - - r ef l ect s Spi ri t , t he Sour ce of al l Li f e and
Bei ng. The Chr i st i an Sci ent i st pr oceeds mor e di r ect l y and deni es
mat t er . I n t hought one must ent er i nt o t he r eal mof t he absol ut e
and af f i r mwhat we pot ent i al l y ar ewhat we spi r i t ual l y ar ePer f ect
i n Heal t h. We must at t ai n t o t he' pr oper spi r i t ual moodone of l i vi ng
t r ust , of act i ve expect ancy, of cal ml y l et t i ng go and knowi ng t hat
t he suppl y of heal i ng f or ces f l ows i nt o our bei ng abundant l y. "St and
st i l l and see t he sal vat i on of God whi ch He wi l l wor k f or you. "
Ther e ar e many books on t hi s subj ect f or t hose who want t o l ear n.
"Heal i ng Cur r ent s, " by Wal t er DeVoe, i s f ul l of hel pf ul suggest i on.
I t i s possi bl e to t ur n on t hese cur r ent s f or one' s sel f or f or ot her s,
but i t i s t he r esponsi bi l i t y of t he per son cur ed t o mai nt ai n hi msel f
i n heal t h. Sl i ppi ng back i nt o habi t s of dest r uct i ve t hought s agai n
set s i n mot i on causes t hat upset nor mal f unct i oni ng. We must keep
i n mi nd t hat we ar e t empl es of t he l i vi ng God and t hat t he et er nal
Bei ng dwel l s i n us. Af t er we have done our par t , as Mi ss Cady says
i n her "Lessons i n Tr ut h, " "Rest i n peace, sayi ng: ' God i s my
st r engt h, God i s my power , God i s my assur ed vi ct or y. I wi l l t r ust
i n Hi m, and He wi l l br i ng i t t o pass. ' "
Mi nor Ai l ment s
Havi ng done your per si st ent best t o cr eat e wi t hi n your t hought - l i f e
an at mospher e of ser ene heal t h, t hen i gnor e and f or get mi nor ai l ment s
t he most speedy met hod of r ecover y.
AMORG - Rosi cr uci an Or der
ROSI CRUCI AN ANALYTI CAL DI SCUSSI ONS
Lect ur e For t y- Two
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Your shoul der aches. Nat ur e l ef t t o her sel f , gover ned by l aw, i s
engaged i n cor r ect i ng t he t r oubl e. But you keep your at t ent i on
f ocused on t he i l l ] The managi ng Ego sends t he message of i l l al ong
t he wi r es t o t he cel l s accent uat i ng t he condi t i on; t he cel l s i nst ead
of get t i ng an i mpul se t o t one up, r ecei ve an i mpul se t o r emai n as
t hey are.
I nsomni a cr eat es a pani c of anxi ous wor r y over t he mi ser abl e day
sur e to f ol l ow a sl eepl ess ni ght . Al t hough desi r abl e, i t i s not neces
sar y to sl eep t he ni ght t hr ough t o gai n enough vi t al i t y to t i de one
over t he next day. I t i s even possi bl e whi l e r et ai ni ng consci ous
ness t o get abundant r est i f one exer t s hi s wi l l to be cal m. I t i s
t he r est l essness, t he anxi et y, t he t hr ashi ng about , exer t i ng i nf l uence
on t he cel l s t hat cause t he di r e ef f ect s. And i t i s wel l known t hat
one l yi ng qui et wi t hout anxi et yi s f ar mor e l i kel y t o sl eep. Ther e
i s no danger i n t he l oss of an occasi onal ni ght ' s sl eep; i t shoul d
not be t r eat ed as a cal ami t y, nor t al ked about enough t o i mpr i nt i t
on t he mi nd. The mor e one t al ks about bei ng a poor sl eeper , t he
deeper he dr i l l s t he convi ct i on i nt o hi msel f and i mpr esses upon hi s
br ai n t he ver y t hought s t hat i nvi t e sl eepl essnesshe educat es hi m
sel f i nt o t he habi t of i nsomni a. A poor sl eeper has onl y t o r ecal l
t he ast oni shi ng f r eshness and accumul at i on of ener gy acqui r ed i n even
f i ve mi nut es1 sl umber . He may have I ai n down i n t he af t er noon qui t e
f at i gued, sl ept t went y mi nut es, and gai ned r enewed vi t al i t y t hat kept
hi m comf or t abl y suppl i ed t i l l t he eveni ng bed hour . The concent r a
t i on of t he at t ent i on upon any i l l i s an added i mpul se of t he soul s
f or ces; i t aggr avat es t he condi t i on.
When I was a gi r l , we wer e t o r ehear se at my home f or pr i vat e
t heat r i cal s. At t he appoi nt ed hour t he men who came f r oma di st ance
ar r i ved; t he r ehear sal coul d not be post poned al t hough I had had a
si ck headache al l day and was st i l l i l l . I st agger ed down st ai r s, t ook
a deep br eat h, ent er ed t he r oom, and gr eet ed my guest s. When I be
gan my f i r st l i nes, I cl ut ched my t hr oat t o pr event nausea. Of
necessi t y I had t o keep my mi nd f ocused on t he Howel l s pl ay we wer e
gi vi ng. I t was t wo hour s l at er when I suddenl y t hought of mysel f ;
I r eal i zed my own exi st ence f or t he f i r st t i me si nce I beganI was
per f ect l y cured. ' I coul d scar cel y bel i eve i t; i t seemed a mi r acl e]
I n gener al , l i ght ai l ment s ar e t r eat ed t oo ser i ousl y. The r epet i t i on
of one' s sympt oms t o f r i end af t er f r i end I mpr esses t he condi t i on upon
t he br ai n, ner ves, and cel l s and det er s Nat ur e' s cur at i ve act i vi t i es.
The at t ent i on r i vet ed on t he pai n as pai n never al l evi at es; f i xed
el se wher e i t may do so.
Resi gnat i on a Det er r ent t o Recover y
The pat i ent her sel f has a r ol e t o pl ay i n her r ecover y mor e i mpor t ant
t han t hat of t he doct or . She must hol d i n mi nd t he i nevi t abl e r es
ponse of bodi l y cel l s t o t hought . She must desi r e heal t h ar dent l y i n
an at mospher e of conf i dence, wi t h posi t i ve convi ct i on!
"I f a desi r e t o get wel l coul d cur e me, " sai d a woman sat ur at ed wi t h
t he bel i ef i n t he i nescapabl e t hr al l domof physi cal i l l , "I shoul d
have been wel l year s ago. "
You cannot wal k upst ai r s unl ess you use your muscl es. I t needs mor e
t han a desi r e t o get wel l ; i t needs a passi on t o get wel l i t i s a
passi on to get wel l , combi ned wi t h t he exer ci se of t he psychi cal
nat ur e t hat count s. Ther e must be hope, buoyancy of spi r i t uni t ed
i n a det er mi ned wi l l t o be wel l ; a never - gi vi ng- up det er mi nat i on to
be wel l . I t i s a r e- educat i on of t he t hought l i f e. The soul f or ces
ar e not at t he cal l of weakness, i nert i a, , or i nef f i ci ency. I t r e
qui r es t he maki ng of vi vi d pi ct ur es, t he bui l di ng of ai r cast l es
anyt hi ng const r uct i veanyt hi ng except depr essi on and a deadl y r esi g
nat i on i n whi ch t he soul ' s power s l i e dor mant . I n t hi s passi ve st at e
t he pat i ent opens hi msel f t o i nf l uences of any sor t f r omany quar t er .
Whet her t he soul exer t s consci ous ef f or t or not , whet her one under
st ands t he psychi cal l aws at wor k or not ever y moment of l i vi ng one
i s bui l di ng f or heal t h or i l l . The i ncessant act i vi t y of t he t hought
l i f e af f ect s a cor r espondi ng r esponse i n t he l i f e of t he cel l s i n
cl uded i n t he or gans of t he physi cal body. And t hus i t i s t hat "The
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