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“The Master Key System” written by Charles F. Haanel in 1912 and first published in 191 by !sy"h#l#$y !ublishin$% St. &#uis and the Master Key 'nstitute% () The #ri$inal te*t is n#w in publi" d#main.
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Another landmark text in success literature, dating from the same era as Wallace Wattles’ extraordinary manuscript “The Science of Getting Rich” “The !aster "ey System” #as a phenomenon of its time, skyrocketing author $harles % &aanel to fame, as #ell as to a considera'le fortune( “The !aster "ey System” documents minutely not only the methods, 'ut the science behind the methods #hich propelled &aanel himself to extraordinary le)els of success, as 'usinessman, author and personal mentor to some of his era’s most successful 'usinessmen *nternalise this remarka'le 'ook and you too #ill learn The Secret, the secret of thought as creati)e energy, as po#er, as the !aster "ey to your o#n de)elopment &aanel’s “!aster "ey” )irtually opens the door to cosmic intelligence, allo#ing you to attract e)erything you need to achie)e your dreams +riginally #ritten as a correspondence course, the 'ook is di)ided into t#enty,four sections, #ith exercises in each section to train and de)elop your mind skills Take a #eek at a time, study and re,read each section, 'uild your po#er of concentration and )isuali-ation #eek 'y #eek to the le)el #here you’ll 'e a'le to manifest your desires #ith lightning speed These are the techni.ues #hich made millionaires o)er and o)er again, 'efore the 'ook 'asically disappeared a'out /011 This is the )ery 'ook that later re,emerged in Silicon 2alley decades later as a 3millionaire,maker’ all o)er again The legend goes that a certain 4ill Gates stum'led upon this 'ook #hen 5ust a &ar)ard student and #ent on to create history( Study and a'sor' &aanel’s ama-ing teachings, and there is no dou't you too #ill stum'le upon po#erful, exhausti)e and dynamic #ays to create your o#n dreams( *n $harles % &aanel’s o#n #ords, #hat you #ill achie)e are
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INTRODUCTION 8 FOREWORD 10 INTRODUCTION - PART ONE 17 PART ONE 18 PART ONE - STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 24 INTRODUCTION - PART TWO 25 PART TWO 2 PART TWO STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS !2 INTRODUCTION - PART THREE !! PART THREE !4 PART THREE STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 40 INTRODUCTION - PART FOUR 41 PART FOUR 42 PART FOUR STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 48 INTRODUCTION - PART FI"E 4# PART FI"E 50 PART FI"E STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 55 INTRODUCTION - PART SI$ 5 PART SI$ 57 PART SI$ STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 2 INTRODUCTION - PART SE"EN ! PART SE"EN 4 PART SE"EN STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 70 INTRODUCTION - PART EI%HT 72 PART EI%HT 74 PART EI%HT STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 81 INTRODUCTION - PART NINE 82 PART NINE 8! PART NINE STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 8# INTRODUCTION - PART TEN #0 3
PART THIRTEEN 112 PART THIRTEEN 11! PART THIRTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 11# INTRODUCTION .PART TEN #1 PART TEN STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS # INTRODUCTION .PART SE"ENTEEN 14 PART SE"ENTEEN 147 PART SE"ENTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 15! INTRODUCTION .PART NINETEEN 1 2 PART NINETEEN 1 ! PART NINETEEN STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 1 8 INTRODUCTION .PART FOURTEEN 121 PART FOURTEEN 122 PART FOURTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 128 INTRODUCTION .PART TWE&"E 105 PART TWE&"E 10 PART TWE&"E STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 111 INTRODUCTION .PART E&E"EN #7 PART E&E"EN #8 PART E&E"EN STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 104 INTRODUCTION .PART TWENTY 170 PART TWENTY 172 PART TWENTY STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 178 4 .PART FIFTEEN 12# PART FIFTEEN 1!0 PART FIFTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 1! INTRODUCTION .PART SI$TEEN 1!8 PART SI$TEEN 1!# PART SI$TEEN STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 145 INTRODUCTION .PART EI%HTEEN 155 PART EI%HTEEN 15 PART EI%HTEEN STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 1 1 INTRODUCTION .
INTRODUCTION .PART TWENTY-TWO 188 PART TWENTY-TWO 1#0 PART TWENTY-TWO STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 1# INTRODUCTION .PART TWENTY-ONE 17# PART TWENTY-ONE 180 PART TWENTY-ONE STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 18 INTRODUCTION .PART TWENTY-THREE 1#8 PART TWENTY-THREE 1## PART TWENTY-THREE STUDY QUESTIONS 204 INTRODUCTION .PART TWENTY-FOUR 20 PART TWENTY-FOUR 207 PART TWENTY-FOUR STUDY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS 21! 5 .
aster -ey' instructs the reader how to use that power and use it !oth constructively and creatively. F. )n this process it has produced a special literature which ranges the whole gamut of thought from the trivial to the su!lime " up from *ivination through all the +hilosophies to the final lofty #ruth of &#he .H. Every thing and institution we see around us created !y human agency had first to e(ist as a thought in some human mind. &#he . Every right-thinking person wants not merely to move through life like a sound-producing peram!ulating plant !ut to develop " to improve " and to continue the development mentally to the close of physical life.aster -ey'. #he things and conditions we desire to !ecome realities we must first create in thought.aster -ey' will make the reader a greater !etter personality e$uipped with a new power to achieve any worthy personal purpose and a new a!ility to en2oy life0s !eauty and wonder.ourse of 24 lessons delivered to students one lesson per week for 24 weeks. /therwise the later parts will tend to !e misunderstood and the reader0s time and money will !e wasted. %uman thought is the spiritual power of the cosmos operating through its creature man.aster -ey' teaching has hitherto !een pu!lished in the form of a . Burgess 3 . %ence a study of the creative processes of thought and how to apply them is of supreme importance to each one of us. We could not remain stationary however much we wished. &#he . #his knowledge is the means where!y the evolution of human life on earth may !e hastened and uplifted in the process. #he reader who now receives the whole 24 parts at one time is warned not to attempt to read the !ook like a novel !ut to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously im!i!e the meaning of each part " reading and re-reading one part only per week !efore proceeding to the ne(t. &#he .aster -ey' e(plains and guides the process. #he &. #his development can occur only through the improvement of the $uality of individual thought and the ideals actions and conditions that arise as a conse$uence. %umanity ardently seeks &#he #ruth' and e(plores every avenue to it.aster -ey' is here given to the world as a means of tapping the great cosmic intelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the am!itions and aspirations of each reader.orrespondence . #hought therefore is constructive. 1sed as instructed &#he .Int'o()*t+on Nature compels us all to move through life.
#here is no more Electricity in the world today than there was fifty years ago !ut until someone recogni7ed the law !y which it could !e made of service we received no !enefit5 now that the law is understood practically the whole world is lit !y it. . )t is mind therefore which overcomes environment and every other o!stacle in the path of men. 4o with the law of :!undance it is only those who recogni7e the law and place themselves in harmony with it who share in its !enefits.Fo'e. .ertainly nothing can !e created !efore we know that it can !e created and then make the proper effort. #he student who learns that power comes from within that he is weak only !ecause 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.must !e in the mind5 hence mind must !e the creative force must constitute the sole difference !etween men. #he scientific spirit now dominates every field of effort.o'( 4ome men seem to attract success power wealth attainment with very little conscious effort5 others con$uer with great difficulty5 still others fail altogether to reach their am!itions desires and ideals.. :!undance therefore depends upon a recognition of the laws of :!undance and the fact that .en now understand that for every result there is an ade$uate and definite cause so that when a given result is desired they seek the condition !y which this result may !e attained. #o secure the desired results then it is necessary to know the law and to comply with it. #he student will find that the laws governing in the mental and spiritual world are as fi(ed and infalli!le as in the material world. #he difference therefore must !e mental . )t is evident therefore that he who fails to fully investigate and take advantage of the wonderful progress which is !eing made in this last and greatest science will soon !e as far !ehind as the man who would refuse to acknowledge and accept the !enefits which have accrued to mankind through an understanding of the laws of electricity. /f course mind creates negative conditions 2ust as readily as favora!le conditions and when we consciously or unconsciously visuali7e every kind of lack limitation and discord we create these conditions5 this is what many are unconsciously doing all the time. : proper compliance with the law will !e found to produce the desired result with invaria!le e(actitude. #he discovery of a region of law marked an epoch in human progress. <elations of cause and effect are no longer ignored. #his law as well as every other law is no respecter of persons !ut is in constant operation and is relentlessly !ringing to each individual e(actly what he has created5 in other words . 9ut such results cannot !e secured without proper application diligence and concentration. )t eliminated the element of uncertainty and caprice in men0s lives and su!stituted law reason and certitude.ind is not only the creator !ut the only creator of all there is. When the creative power of thought is fully understood its effect will !e seen to !e marvellous. #he !asis upon which all law = . Why is this so6 Why should some men reali7e their am!itions easily others with difficulty and still others not at all8 #he cause cannot !e physical else the most perfect men physically would !e the most successful.Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.
aster -ey cultivates and develops the understanding which will ena!le you to control the !ody and there!y the health.emory. #he .ind +ower not any of the su!stitutes and perversions5 it has nothing to do with %ypnotism . #he student who gains an understanding of the mental laws which are unfolded will come into the possession of an a!ility to secure results hitherto undreamed of and which has rewards hardly to !e e(pressed in words. come your way that you have come into an understanding of the fundamental laws of Nature and have put ? . #he . What wonder then that men soon endeavored to e(tend the !lessings of this system of study to their method of thinking so that when it !ecame plainly evident that certain results followed a particular method of thinking it only remained to classify these results.agic or any of the more or less fascinating deceptions !y which many are led to think that something can !e had for nothing. #he .aster -ey is !ased on a!solute scientific truth and will unfold the possi!ilities that lie dormant in the individual and teach how they may !e !rought into powerful action to increase the person>s effective capacity !ringing added energy discernment vigor and mental elasticity.aster -ey teaches the use of .ind +ower true .ental +ower which means that others instinctively recogni7e that you are a person of force of character .lucky. )t improves and strengthens the .things. #his is method is scientific and it is the only method !y which we shall !e permitted to retain that degree of li!erty and freedom which we have !een accustomed to look upon as an inaliena!le right !ecause people are safe at home and in the world only if national preparedness mean such things as growing surplus of health accumulated efficiency in pu!lic and private !usiness of whatever sort continuous advancement 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 a!out ascending life singly and collectively for which science art and ethics furnish guidance and controlling motives.aster -ey develops . )t gives initiative tenacity of purpose wisdom of choice intelligent sympathy and a thorough en2oyment of life on its higher planes. that .rests was discovered !y inductive reasoning which consists of comparing a num!er 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 civili7ed nations owe the greater part of their prosperity and the more valua!le part of their knowledge5 it has lengthened life it has mitigated pain it has spanned rivers it has !rightened the night with the splendor of day e(tended the range of vision accelerated motion annihilated distance facilitated intercourse and ena!led men to descend into the sea and travel into the air. )t e(plains the correct use of !oth the receptive and active elements of the mental nature and instructs the student in the recognition of opportunity5 it strengthens the will and reasoning powers and teaches the cultivation and !est uses of imagination desire the emotions and the intuitional faculty.that they want to do what you want them to do5 it means that you attract men and things to you5 that you are what some people call . #he . )t develops )nsight the kind of )nsight which is so rare the kind which is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful !usiness man the kind which ena!les men to see the possi!ilities as well as the difficulties in every situation the kind which ena!les men to discern opportunity close at hand for thousands fail to see opportunities almost within their grasp while they are industriously working with situations which under no possi!ility can !e made to reali7e any su!stantial return.
)t teaches that the only possi!le value which can attach to any principle is in its application. %e says6 . )t awakens !uried talents supplies initiative force energy and vitality. )t destroys distrust depression fear melancholia and every form of lack limitation and weakness including pain and disease.ind +ower ena!les men to do the same thing. . #he present revolution in the opinions of all classes of men the highest and most cultured of men as well as those of the la!oring class stands unparalleled in the history of the world. #he fetters of tradition are !eing melted off from humanity and as the dross of materialism is !eing consumed thought is !eing li!erated and truth is rising fullor!ed !efore an astonished multitude.yourself in harmony with them5 that you are in tune with )nfinite5 that you understand the @aw of :ttraction the Natural laws of growth and the +sychological laws on which all advantages in the health social and !usiness world rest.' #he . #he . #here is a change in the thought of the world. . #he whole world is on the eve of a new consciousness a new power and a new reali7ation of the resources within the self.. Nature never does things that way.aster -ey develops insight and sagacity increased independence and the a!ility and disposition to !e helpful. )t awakens an appreciation of the !eautiful in :rt @iterature and 4cience.aster -ey teaches right principles and suggests methods for making a practical application of the principles5 in that it differs from every other course of study.ustoms creeds and cruelty are passing5 vision faith and service are taking their place. El!ert Aary the chairman of the 1nited 4tates 4teel . #he .ental +ower is creative power it gives you the a!ility to create for yourself5 it does not mean the a!ility to take something away from some one else.)n its ultimate essence energy may !e incomprehensi!le !y us e(cept as an e(hi!ition of the direct operation of that which we call .orporation said &#he services of advisors instructors efficiency e(perts in successful management are indispensa!le to most !usiness enterprises of magnitude !ut ) deem the recognition and adoption of right principles vastly more important. #he last century saw the most magnificent material progress in history.ind or Will. C . Nature makes two !lades for grass grow where one grew !efore and . #he present century will produce the greatest progress in mental and spiritual power. )t has changed the lives of thousands of men and women !y su!stituting definite principles for uncertain and ha7y methods and principles for the foundation upon which every system of efficiency must rest. . +hysical 4cience has resolved matter into molecules molecules into atoms atoms into energy and it has remained for 4ir :m!rose Bleming in an address !efore the <oyal )nstitution to resolve this energy into mind.any read !ooks take home study courses attend lectures all their lives without ever making any progress in demonstrating the value of the principles involved.aster -ey suggests methods !y which the value of the principles taught may !e demonstrated and put in actual practice in the daily e(perience. #his change is silently transpiring in our midst and is more important than any which the world has undergone since the downfall of +aganism. 4cience has of late made such vast discoveries has revealed such an infinity of resources has unveiled such enormous possi!ilities and such unsuspected forces that scientific men more and more hesitate to affirm certain theories as esta!lished and indu!ita!le or to deny certain other theories as a!surd or impossi!le and so a new civili7ation is !eing !orn.
@et us see what the most powerful forces in Nature are. #hinking is the only activity which the spirit possesses and thought is the only product of thinking. Dou will see you must see that we are at the dawn of a new day5 that the possi!ilities are so wonderful so fascinating so limitless as to !e almost !ewildering. #houghts of courage power inspiration harmony are su!stituted for thoughts of failure despair lack limitation and discord and as these thoughts take root the physical tissue is changed and the individual sees life in a new light old things have actually passed away all things have !ecome new he is !orn again this time !orn of the spirit life has a new meaning for him he is reconstructed and is filled with 2oy confidence hope energy. #his is the process !y which failure is changed to success. 4o it is at present. )n the animal and vegeta!le kingdom it is in a state of flu( forever changing always !eing created and recreated. #he thoughts of success with which he has !een impregnated are radiated to those around him and they in turn help him onward and upward5 he attracts to him new and successful associates and this in turn changes his environment5 so that !y this simple e(ercise of thought a man changes not only himself !ut his environment circumstances and conditions. When we reach the invisi!le we find energy in its purest and most volatile state. :ny man with a knowledge of the possi!ilities contained in the . Every thought !rings into action certain physical tissue parts of the !rain nerve or muscle. EF . #his produces an actual physical change in the construction of the tissue therefore it is only necessary to have a certain num!er of thoughts on a given su!2ect in order to !ring a!out a complete change in the physical organi7ation of a man. : century ago any man with an aeroplane or even a Aatling gun could have annihilated a whole army e$uipped with the implements of warfare then in use. %e sees opportunities for success to which he was heretofore !lind. %e recogni7es possi!ilities which !efore had no meaning for him.aster -ey has an inconceiva!le advantage over the multitude. Each realm !ecomes finer and more spiritual as we pass from the visi!le to the invisi!le from the coarse to the fine from the low potentiality to high potentiality. :ddition and su!traction are therefore spiritual transactions5 reasoning is a spiritual process5 ideas are spiritual conceptions5 $uestions are spiritual searchlights and logic argument and philosophy is spiritual machinery. )n the atmosphere we find heat light and energy. )n the mineral world everything is solid and fi(ed. :nd as the most powerful forces of Nature are the invisi!le forces so we find that the most powerful forces of man are his invisi!le forces his spiritual force and the only way in which the spiritual force can manifest is through the process of thinking.
do. #he world within is governed !y mind. only to the e(tent which we . and we can . #he only way !y which we may secure possession of power is to !ecome conscious of power and we can never !ecome conscious of power until we learn that all power is from within. *ay !y day as you go on and on as you gain momentum as your inspiration deepens as your plans crystalli7e as you gain understanding you will come to reali7e that this world is no dead pile of stones and tim!er !ut that it is a living thingG )t is made up of the !eating hearts of humanity. . #he things of the world are fluid to a power within man !y which he rules them. Dou already have it. 3. #he attitude of mind necessarily depends upon what we think. Would you !ring into your life more power get the power consciousness more health get the health consciousness more happiness get the happiness consciousness. =.are . 4..Int'o()*t+on . EE . We cannot e(press powers that we do not possess. :nd now +art /neH P-'t One E.do . #hat much gathers more is true on every plane of e(istence and that loss leads to greater loss is e$ually true. )t is a thing of life and !eauty.aster -ey 4ystem. Dou need not ac$uire this power.!e. )t will then !ecome impossi!le to keep them from you. 5. !efore we can .think. )t is evident that it re$uires understanding to work with material of this description !ut those who come into this understanding are inspired !y a new light a new force they gain confidence and greater power each day they reali7e their hopes and their dreams come true life has a deeper fuller clearer meaning than !efore. When we discover this world we shall find the solution for every pro!lem the cause for every effect5 and since the world within is su!2ect to our control all laws of power and possession are also within our control. depends upon what we . and what we .are. @ive the spirit of these things until they !ecome yours !y right. #here is a world within " a world of thought and feeling and power5 of light and life and !eauty and although invisi!le its forces are mighty.P-'t One )t is my privilege to enclose herewith +art /ne of #he . 2. 3. 9ut you want to understand it5 you want to use it5 you want to control it5 you want to impregnate yourself with it so that you can go forward and carry the world !efore you. #his is true !ecause we must .ind is creative and conditions environment and all e(periences in life are the result of our ha!itual or predominant mental attitude. #herefore the secret of all power all achievement and all possession depends upon our method of thinking.
E5. What comes to us in the world without is what we already possess in the world within. %armony in the world within means the a!ility to control our thoughts and to determine for ourselves how any e(perience is to affect us. )n the world within may !e found infinite Wisdom infinite +ower and an infinite 4upply of all that is necessary waiting for unfoldment development and e(pression. . E2. #he world without is a reflection of the world within. E3. )f we find wisdom in the world within we shall have the understanding to discern the marvellous possi!ilities that are latent in this world within and we shall !e given the power to make these possi!ilities manifest in the world without. C. )t is the foundation of health and a necessary essential to all greatness all power all attainment all achievement and all success. E4.ental efficiency is contingent upon harmony5 discord means confusion5 therefore he who would ac$uire power must !e in harmony with Natural @aw. :s we !ecome conscious of the wisdom in the world within we mentally take possession of this wisdom and !y taking mental possession we come into actual possession of the power and wisdom necessary to !ring into manifestation the essentials necessary for our most complete and harmonious development. E?. %armony in the world within results in optimism and affluence5 affluence within results in affluence without. %armony in the world within will !e reflected in the world without !y harmonious conditions agreea!le surroundings the !est of everything. :ll loss is the result of a scattering consciousness. 2F. #his system of nerves responds to every sensation of light heat odor sound and taste. :ll possession is !ased on consciousness. EE. :ll gain is the result of an accumulative consciousness. E2 . #he !rain is the organ of this mind and the cere!ro-spinal system of nerves puts us in conscious communication with every part of the !ody. When this mind thinks correctly when it understands the truth when the thoughts sent through the cere!ro-spinal nervous system to the !ody are constructive these sensations are pleasant harmonious. We are related to the world without !y the o!2ective mind. EF. )f we recogni7e these potentialities in the world within they will take form in the world without.?. E=. @ife is an unfoldment not accretion. E3. What appears without is what has !een found within. EC. #he world without reflects the circumstances and the conditions of the consciousness within. #he world within is the practical world in which the men and women of power generate courage hope enthusiasm confidence trust and faith !y which they are given the fine intelligence to see the vision and the practical skill to make the vision real.
)t is therefore through the o!2ective mind !y wrong thinking that we are related to all destructive forces. Each individual is !ut the individuali7ation of the 1niversal the .ind is static or potential energy5 it simply is5 it can manifest only through the individual and the individual can manifest only through the 1niversal. :s the sum of all attri!utes are contained in the 1niversal . )t is not at the mercy of any capricious or uncertain e(ternal power.onsciousness or in other words all mind is one mind. . %uman consciousness consists only in the a!ility of man to think. 22. #herefore when the individual thinks the thought is compelled !y its nature to em!ody itself in an o!2ectivity or condition which will correspond with its origin. With this knowledge we can !ring the o!2ective and su!2ective minds into conscious cooperation and thus coordinate the finite and the infinite.onsciousness. #here is !ut one consciousness in the 1niverse a!le to think5 and when it thinks its thoughts !ecome o!2ective things to it. We are related to the world within !y the su!conscious mind. #here is no dodging this conclusion. )t is all powerful all wisdom and always present. #he a!ility of the individual to think is his a!ility to act on the 1niversal and !ring it into manifestation. 2=. :s there is only one . E3 . 2?.2E. 3F. 2C. #he result is that we !uild strength vitality and all constructive forces into our !ody !ut it is through this same o!2ective mind that all distress sickness lack limitation and every form of discord and in harmony is admitted to our lives.ind which is /mnipotent /mniscient and /mnipresent these attri!utes must !e present at all times in their potential form in every individual. :ll agree that there is one +rinciple or . 25. 23.ind. /ur future is entirely within our own control. )t is through the su!conscious that we are connected with the 1niversal . #hey are one.ind and !rought into relation with the )nfinite constructive forces of the 1niverse. :ll thoughts and things are within )tself. )t is all in all. #he solar ple(us is the organ of this mind5 the sympathetic system of nerves presides over all su!2ective sensations such as 2oy fear love emotion respiration imagination and all other su!conscious phenomena.onsciousness pervading the entire 1niverse occupying all space and !eing essentially the same in kind at every point of its presence.ind is static energy5 thought is dynamic energy " the two phases of the same thing. #hought is therefore the vi!ratory force formed !y converting static mind into dynamic mind.ind in itself is !elieved to !e a su!tle form of static energy from which arises the activities called >thought > which is the dynamic phase of mind.onsciousness is omnipresent it must !e present within every individual5 each individual must !e a manifestation of that /mnipotent /mniscient and /mnipresent . . 23.onsciousness in the 1niverse that is a!le to think it necessarily follows that your consciousness is identical with the 1niversal . #he 1niversal . :s this . #he consciousness that focuses in your !rain cells is the same consciousness which focuses in the !rain cells of every other individual. 24.osmic . )t is the coordination of these two centers of our !eing and the understanding of their functions which is the great secret of life.
ind is the intelligence which pervades all space and animates all living things this mental action and reaction is the law of causation !ut the principle of causation does not o!tain in the individual !ut in the 1niversal . 32.3E.ind is the life principle of every atom which is in e(istence5 every atom is continually striving to manifest more life5 all are intelligent and all are seeking to carry out the purpose for which they were created. 33. 42. Everything which e(ists is some manifestation of this one !asic su!stance from which and !y which all things have !een created and are continually !eing recreated. We live in a fathomless sea of plastic mind su!stance. 3?. #hey fail to see that this is simply changing one form of distress for another. #his system will !ring you into a reali7ation of power which will !e yours when you understand this relation !etween the world without and the world within. )t is not an o!2ective faculty !ut a su!2ective process and the results are seen in an infinite variety of conditions and e(periences. )t takes form according to the mental demand. 3C. #his su!stance is ever alive and active. 34. )t is sensitive to the highest degree. :ll power is from within and is a!solutely under your control5 it comes through e(act knowledge and !y the voluntary e(ercises of e(act principles. : ma2ority of mankind lives in the world without5 few have found the world within and yet it is the world within that makes the world without5 it is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has !een created !y you in the world within. E4 . 35. 4F. #o remove discord we must remove the cause and this cause can !e found only in the world within. #he world within is the 1niversal fountain of supply and the world without is the outlet to the stream. )t should !e plain that when you ac$uire a thorough understanding of this law and are a!le to control your thought processes you can apply it to any condition5 in other words you will have come into conscious cooperation with /mnipotent law which is the fundamental !asis of all things.ind and as the 1niversal . Every thought therefore is a cause and every condition an effect5 for this reason it is a!solutely essential that you control your thoughts so as to !ring forth only desira!le conditions. <ecognition is a mental process mental action is therefore the interaction of the individual upon the 1niversal . #hought forms the mold or matri( from which the su!stance e(presses. Every plant every animal every human is a living testimony to this great law and the error of the ages is in looking for strength or power from without. 33. )n order to e(press life there must !e mind5 nothing can e(ist without mind. :ll growth is from within.ind. /ur a!ility to receive depends upon our recognition of this 1niversal Bountain this )nfinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet and so is one with every other individual. #he 1niversal . #his is evident in all nature. #he world within is the cause the world without the effect5 to change the effect you must change the cause. 3=. Dou will at once see that this is a radically new and different idea5 most men try to change effects !y working with effects. 4E.
What is the source of all powers8 #he source of all power is the world within the 1niversal Bountain of 4upply the )nfinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet. . C.ontinue this for three or four days or for a week until you secure full control of your physical !eing.St)(. What is the 1niversal . What is the cause of all discord inharmony lack and limitation8 *iscord inharmony lack and limitation are the result of wrong thinking. @et your thoughts roam where they will !ut !e perfectly still for from fifteen minutes to half an hour.ind is the life principle of every atom which is in e(istence. 2. EF. 3. 1pon what does all possession depend8 :ll possession is !ased on consciousness. <emem!er that it is in the application alone that the value consists and that a practical understanding of this law will su!stitute a!undance for poverty wisdom for ignorance harmony for discord and freedom for tyranny and certainly there can !e no greater !lessing than these from a material and social standpoint. Ne(t week you will receive instructions for the ne(t step5 in the meantime you must have mastered this one.e's E. Now make the application6 4elect a room where you can !e alone and undistur!ed. . What is the result of this action and interaction8 #he result of this action and interaction is cause and effect5 every thought is a cause and every condition an effect. What is the world without in its relation to the world within8 #he world without is a reflection of the world within.any will find this e(tremely difficult5 others will con$uer with ease !ut it is a!solutely essential to secure complete control of the !ody !efore you are ready to progress. 5. 45. %ow can the )ndividual act on the 1niversal8 #he a!ility of the individual to think is his a!ility to act upon the 1niversal and !ring it into manifestation. 4it erect comforta!ly !ut do not lounge. P-'t One . ?.ind8 %e is related to the 1niversal . 3. 44. %ow is he related to the 1niversal .ind !y the su!conscious mind5 the 4olar +le(us is the organ of this mind. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. 4. =. E5 .43. %ow are harmonious and desira!le conditions secured8 %armonious and desira!le conditions are o!tained !y right thinking.ind8 #he 1niversal . %ow is the individual related to the o!2ective world8 #he individual is related to the o!2ective world !y the o!2ective mind5 the !rain is the organ of this mind.
3. E3 . :ctive thought is active energy5 concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. 2. )t is through the su!conscious that 4hakespeare must have perceived without effort great truths which are hidden from the conscious mind of the student5 that +hidias fashioned mar!le and !ron7e5 that <aphael painted . :ll processes even those of thought rest on solid foundations. #he su!conscious soul like a !enevolent stranger works and makes provision for our !enefit pouring only the mature fruit into our lap5 thus ultimate analysis of thought processes shows that the su!conscious is the theatre of the most important mental phenomena. #he keener the sensi!ilities the more acute the 2udgment the more delicate the taste the more refined the moral feelings the more su!tle the intelligence the loftier the aspiration " the purer and more intense are the gratifications which e(istence yields. #he logical processes of the su!conscious are carried on with a certainty and regularity which would !e impossi!le if there e(isted the possi!ility of error. #hey perceive that this is the talk of weaklings. #he great task is to discover the laws of nature to which we are to ad2ust ourselves.o /ur difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests. #hought is energy. %ence it is that the study of the !est that has !een thought in the world gives supreme pleasure. )n e(act proportion to the recognition of this truth will !e the manifestation in the outer life of the individual.P-'t T. #he powers uses and possi!ilities of the mind under the new interpretations are incompara!ly more wonderful that the most e(travagant accomplishment or even dreams of material progress.adonnas and 9eethoven composed symphonies. #his is the power which is !eing used !y those who do not !elieve in the virtue of poverty or the !eauty of self-denial. +art #wo e(plains the method !y which this is accomplished.o E. /ur mind is so designed that it prepares for us the most important foundations of cognition whilst we have not the slightest apprehension of the modus operandi.%e who thinks to illuminate the whole range of mental action !y the light of his own consciousness is not unlike the one who should go a!out to illuminate the 1niverse with a rush light. P-'t T. +rofessor *avidson says6 . #he a!ility to receive and manifest this power depends upon the a!ility to recogni7e the )nfinite Energy ever-dwelling in man constantly creating and recreating his !ody and mind and ready at any moment to manifest through him in any needful manner.lear thinking and moral insight are therefore of incalcula!le value. #he operations of the mind are produced !y two parallel modes of activity the one conscious and the other su!conscious. 4.Int'o()*t+on .. #hought concentrated on a definite purpose !ecomes power. .
E= . We can walk at will5 we can raise the arm whenever we choose to do so5 we can give our attention through eye or ear to any su!2ect at pleasure. )t has the power of reasoning " whether inductive deductive analytical or syllogistic " and this power may !e developed to a high degree. )t has the faculty of discrimination carrying with it the responsi!ility of choice.ind . /n the other hand we cannot stop our heart!eats or the circulation of the !lood nor the growth of stature nor the formation of nerve and muscle tissue nor the !uilding of the !ones nor many other important vital processes. Not only can it impress other minds !ut it can direct the su!conscious mind. ?. Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the consciousness5 playing the piano skating operating the typewriter the skilled trades depend for their perfect e(ecution on the process of the su!-conscious mind. E2. C. #he value of the su!conscious is enormous5 it inspires us5 it warns us5 it furnishes us with names facts and scenes from the storehouse of memory. )t directs our thoughts tastes and accomplishes tasks so intricate that no conscious mind even if it had the power has the capacity for. )t is often true that conditions of fear worry poverty disease inharmony and evils of all kinds dominate us !y reason of false suggestions accepted !y the unguarded su!conscious mind. )t is necessary to have a clear understanding of their respective functions on the mental plane as well as of certain other !asic principles.onscious . /f these two powers the outward and changea!le has !een termed the .ind. #he marvel of playing a !rilliant piece on the piano while at the same time conducting a vigorous conversation shows the greatness of our su!conscious powers.ind . =. :ll this the trained conscious mind can entirely prevent !y its vigilant protective action.ind .the watchman at the gate. or the ./!2ective . +erceiving and operating through the five physical senses the conscious mind deals with the impressions and o!2ects of the outward life. )n this way the conscious mind !ecomes the responsi!le ruler and guardian of the su!conscious mind. and !esides its work on the mental plane it controls the regular functions which make physical life possi!le.5. E3.4u!2ective . E4. We are all aware how dependent we are upon the su!conscious and the greater the no!ler the more !rilliant our thoughts are the more it is o!vious to ourselves that the origin lays !eyond our ken. )t is this high function which can completely reverse conditions in your life. #he interior power is called the 4u!conscious . of the great su!conscious domain. )t may properly !e called . or whose origin or dwelling place we are wholly unconscious. )f we compare these two sets of action the one decreed !y the will of the moment and the other proceeding in ma2estic rhythmic course su!2ect to no vascillation !ut constant at every moment we stand in awe of the latter and ask to have the mystery e(plained. We find ourselves endowed with tact instinct sense of the !eautiful in art music etc. EF. Idealing with outward o!2ectsJ. )t is the seat of the will with all the energies that flow there from. or the . EE. 3.. We see at once that these are the vital processes of our physical life and we cannot avoid the inference that these all-important functions are designedly withdrawn from the domain of our outward will with its variations and transitions and placed under the direction of a permanent and dependa!le power within us.
E3. )t is the fount of our artistic and altruistic ideals. #he conscious mind ought to !e on duty during every waking hour. #he su!conscious mind is the seat of our principles and our aspirations.depreciation and other negative forces derived from surrounding persons or circumstances.off guard . or when its calm 2udgment is suspended under a variety of circumstances then the su!conscious mind is unguarded and left open to suggestion from all sources. #hese instincts can only !e overthrown !y an ela!orate and gradual process of undermining the innate principles. 2F. E?. #he su!-conscious mind is then open to the suggestion of fear hatred selfishness greed self.. #he su!conscious mind does not engage in the process of proving. EC.E5. E=. %ence its processes are rapid. #he su!conscious mind can not argue controversially.. When the . 2E. #he su!conscious mind draws 2ust and accurate inferences from premises furnished from outside sources. %ere in is a deep principle which is well worth our most earnest study. %ere then is a source of power which places us in touch with /mnipotence. 23.onscious mind is reasoning will. to guard it from mistaken impressions. )t relies upon the conscious mind . *uring the wild e(citement of panic or during the height of anger or the impulses of the irresponsi!le mo! or at any other time of unrestrained passion the conditions are most dangerous. #hose who put it into operation find that when they go out to meet the person with whom they anticipate a difficult interview something has !een there !efore them and dissolved the supposed differences5 everything is changed5 all is harmonious5 they find that when some difficult !usiness pro!lem presents itself they can afford to make delay and something suggests the proper solution5 everything is properly arranged5 in fact those who have learned to trust the su!conscious find that they have infinite resources at their command. Where the premise is true the su!conscious mind reaches a faultless conclusion !ut where the premise or suggestion is an error the whole structure falls. #he su!conscious mind never sleeps never rests any more than does your heart or your !lood. 22. #he operation of this law is interesting. #he conscious mind can suggest either truth or error. <eceiving any suggestions as true the su!conscious mind at once proceeds to act thereon in the whole domain of its tremendous field of work. #he su!conscious mind perceives !y intuition. /ne writer has e(pressed the chief distinction !etween the two phases of mind as follows6 . )t does not wait for the slow methods of conscious reasoning. #he result is usually unwholesome in the e(treme with effects that may endure to distress it for a long time hence the great importance of guarding the su!conscious mind from false impressions. )t has !een found that !y plainly stating to the su!conscious mind certain specific things to !e accomplished forces are set in operation that lead to the result desired. #hat which we do over and over E? .watchman. %ence if it has accepted wrong suggestions the sure method of overcoming them is !y the use of a strong counter suggestion fre$uently repeated which the mind must accept thus eventually forming new and healthy ha!its of thought and life for the su!conscious mind is the seat of %a!it. 4u!conscious mind is instinctive desire the result of past reasoning will.the watchman at the gate . )n fact it can not employ them. is . )f the latter it is at the cost of wide-reaching peril to the whole !eing.
. )f it !e harmful and wrong the remedy is to recogni7e the omnipotence of the su!conscious mind and suggest present actual freedom. /n the spiritual side it is the source of ideals of aspiration of the imagination and is the channel through which we recogni7e our *ivine 4ource and in proportion as we recogni7e this divinity do we come into an understanding of the source of power.@aw of :ttraction .ind. 3E. 3F. #he su!conscious !eing creative and one with our divine source will at once create the freedom suggested. 25. 9ut we shall find that there is a vast difference !etween simply thinking and directing our thought consciously systematically and constructively5 when we do this we place our mind in harmony with the 1niversal .ind is the master weaver !oth of the interior garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance. which is that . #he whole as we know is creative in fact it is the only creator there is conse$uently we find that mind is creative and as thought is the only activity which the mind possesses thought must necessarily !e creative also. . :lways take the same room the same chair and the same position if possi!le. /n the mental side it is the storehouse of memory5 it har!ors the wonderful thought messengers who work unhampered !y time or space5 it is the fountain of the practical initiative and constructive forces of life6 )t is the seat of ha!it. 2=.!ecomes mechanical5 it is no longer an act of 2udgment !ut has worn its deep grooves in the su!conscious mind. Now !e perfectly still as !efore !ut inhi!it all thought5 this will give you control over all thoughts of care worry and fear and will ena!le you to entertain only the kind of thoughts you desire.. " Kames :llen EC . #o sum up6 #he normal functions of the su!conscious on the physical side have to do with the regular and vital processes with the preservation of life and the restoration of health5 with the care of offspring which includes an instinctive desire to preserve all life and improve conditions generally. )n some cases it is not convenient to take the same room in this case simply make the !est use of such conditions as may !e availa!le. 2C. @ast week ) gave you an e(ercise for the purpose of securing control of the physical !ody5 if you have accomplished this you are ready to advance. Dou will not !e a!le to do this for more that a few moments at a time !ut the e(ercise is valua!le !ecause it will !e a very practical demonstration of the great num!er of thoughts which are constantly trying to gain access to your mental world. Ne(t week you will receive instructions for an e(ercise which may !e a little more interesting !ut it is necessary that you master this one first.ontinue this e(ercise until you gain complete mastery. #his is favoura!le for us if the ha!it !e wholesome and right.%ow can the su!conscious change conditions8. 4ome one may ask6 . 2?.ind is creative and will automatically correlate with its o!2ect and !ring it into manifestation.ind and a part must !e the same in kind and $uality as the whole5 the only difference is one of degree. #his as everything else is governed !y natural law and this law is the .. 23. 24. . #he reply is !ecause the su!conscious is a part of the 1niversal .ind we come in tune with the )nfinite we set in operation the mightiest force in e(istence the creative power of the 1niversal .ause and effect is as a!solute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visi!le and material things. #his time you will !egin to control your thought.
entally state what is wanted. What is the value of the su!conscious8 )t is enormous5 it guides us warns us it controls the vital processes and is the seat of memory. E3. 1pon what do ease and perfection depend8 Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the conscious mind. E3.onscious mind is reasoning will. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. What names has !een given to this law8 #he @aw of :ttraction. 2F . 2F. What method is necessary in order to impress the su!conscious8 . E5.P-'t T.e's EE. %ow is the law stated8 #hought is a creative energy and will automatically correlate with is o!2ect and !ring it into manifestation.. What is the result of the operation of this law8 /ur environment reflects conditions corresponding to the predominant mental attitude which we entertain. E?.onscious and su!conscious.. What will !e the result8 )f the desire is in harmony with the forward movement of the great Whole forces will !e set in motion which will !ring a!out the result. EC. 4u!conscious mind is instinctive desire the result of past reasoning will. E4.o St)(. %ow has the distinction !etween the conscious and su!conscious !een e(pressed8 . What are some of the functions of the conscious mind8 )t has the faculty of discrimination5 it has the power of reasoning5 it is the seat of the will and may impress the su!conscious. What are the two modes of mental activity8 . E=. E2.
Eliminate therefore any possi!le tendency to complain of conditions as they have !een or as they are !ecause it rests with you to change them and make them what you would like them to !e. *irect your effort to a reali7ation of the mental resources always at your command from which all real and lasting power comes. P-'t T/'ee E.Int'o()*t+on . %e says6 #he cere!ro-spinal system is the organ of the conscious mind and the sympathetic system is the organ of the su!conscious. #he new actions will however in their turn !e come ha!itual then automatic then su!conscious in order that the mind again may !e freed from this detail and advanced to still other activities. )t is necessary that it !ecome automatic or su!conscious in order that the self-conscious mind may attend to other things. #he connection !etween the two systems is made !y the vagus nerve which passes out of the cere!ral region as a portion of the voluntary system to the thora( sending out !ranches to the heart and lungs and finally passing through the diaphragm it loses its outer coating and !ecomes identified with the nerves of the 4ympathetic 4ystem so forming a connecting link !etween the two and making man physically a .. We have seen that every thought is received !y the !rain which is the organ of the conscious5 it is here su!2ected to our power of reasoning. 2. +ersist in this practice until you come to a reali7ation of the fact that there can !e no failure in the accomplishment of any proper o!2ect in life if you !ut understand your power and persist in your o!2ect !ecause the mind-forces are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful will in the effort to crystalli7e thought and desire into actions events and conditions. Kudge #roward indicates the very !eautiful method in which this interaction is effected. #he 4ympathetic 4ystem has its centre in a ganglionic mass at the !ack of the stomach known as the 4olar +le(us and is the channel of that mental action which unconsciously supports the vital functions of the !ody.P-'t T/'ee Dou have found that the )ndividual may act on the 1niversal and that the result of this action and interaction is cause and effect. #his system of nerves has its centre in the !rain. When you reali7e this you will have found a source of power which will ena!le you to take care of any situation in life which may develop. #hought therefore is the cause and the e(periences with which you meet in life are the effect.single entity. 4. 3. #he necessary interaction of the conscious and su!conscious mind re$uires a similar interaction !etween the corresponding systems of nerves. #he cere!ro-spinal is the channel through which we receive conscious perception from the physical senses and e(ercise control over the movements of the !ody. When the o!2ective mind has !een satisfied that the thought is true it is sent to the 4olar +le(us or the !rain of the su!2ective mind to !e made into our 2E . Whereas in the !eginning each function of life and each action is the result of conscious thought the ha!itual actions !ecome automatic and the thought that controls them passes into the realm of the su!conscious5 yet it is 2ust as intelligent as !efore.
flesh to !e !rought forth into the world as reality. )t is then no longer suscepti!le to any argument whatever. E2. #he important $uestion then is how to let this light shine5 how to generate this energy. )f this radiation is sufficiently strong the person is called magnetic5 he is said to !e filled with personal magnetism. #he 4olar +le(us is the point at which the part meets with the whole where the finite !ecomes )nfinite where the 1ncreate !ecomes create the 1niversal !ecomes individuali7ed and the )nvisi!le !ecomes visi!le. )t is the point at which life appears and there is no limit to the amount of life an individual may generate from this 4olar centre. EE. ?. #his energy is very real energy and this sun is a very real sun and the energy is !eing distri!uted !y very real nerves to all parts of the !ody and is thrown off in an atmosphere which envelopes the !ody. #he 4olar +le(us has !een likened to the sum of the !ody !ecause it is a central point of distri!ution for the energy which the !ody is constantly generating. )t can therefore accomplish whatever it is directed to accomplish and herein lies the power of the conscious mind5 the su!conscious can and will carry out such plans and ideas as may !e suggested to it !y the conscious mind. 22 . #his centre of energy is /mnipotent !ecause it is the point of contact with all life and all intelligence. When the 4olar +le(us is in active operation and is radiating life energy and vitality to every part of the !ody and to every one whom he meets the sensations are pleasant5 the !ody is filled with health and all with whom he comes in contact e(perience a pleasant sensation. +hysical !ecause the sun of the !ody is no longer generating sufficient energy to vitali7e some part of the !ody5 mental !ecause the conscious mind is dependent upon the su!conscious mind for the vitality necessary to support its thought and environmental !ecause the connection !etween the su!conscious mind and the 1niversal mind is !eing interrupted. )t accepts the conclusions of the o!2ective mind as final. C. =. . #he su!conscious mind cannot argue5 it only acts. 3. EF. 5. )f there is any interruption of this radiation the sensations are unpleasant the flow of life and energy to some part of the !ody is stopped and this is the cause of every ill to the human race physical mental or environmental. )t is evident therefore that all we have to do is let our light shine5 the more energy we can radiate the more rapidly shall we !e ena!led to transmute undesira!le conditions into sources of pleasure and profit. 4uch a person may wield an immense power for good. E3. %is presence alone will often !ring comfort to the trou!led minds with which he comes in contact.onscious thought then is master of this sun centre from which the life and energy of the entire !ody flows and the $uality of the thought which we entertain determines the $uality of the thought which this sun will radiate and the character of the thought which our conscious mind entertains will determine the character of the thought which this sun will radiate and the nature of the thought which our conscious mind entertains will determine the nature of thought which this sun will radiate and conse$uently will determine the nature of the e(perience which will result.
#he criticism of the world is !itter only to those who cannot compel room for their ideas. )t is this personal devil which makes men fear the past the present and the future5 fear themselves their friends and their enemies5 fear everything and every!ody. )t is our attitude of mind toward life which determines the e(periences with which we are to meet. 2F. )f we e(pect nothing we shall have nothing. #houghts of courage power confidence and hope all produce a corresponding state !ut the one arch enemy of the 4olar +le(us which must !e a!solutely destroyed !efore there is any possi!ility of letting any light shine is fear. 23 . )f your mind has a !ias toward physical science ) would say you can wake the 4olar +le(us5 or if you prefer the strictly scientific interpretation ) will say that you can impress your su!conscious mind. )f we demand much we shall receive the greater portion. Non-resistant thought e(pands the 4olar +le(us5 resistant thought contracts it.E4. ) have already told you what the result of this impression will !e. When you find that you are really one with the )nfinite power and when you can consciously reali7e this power !y a practical demonstration of your a!ility to overcome any adverse condition !y the power of your thought you will have nothing to fear. Dou have already learned that the su!conscious is intelligent and that it is creative and responsive to the will of the conscious mind. #his knowledge can !e gained only !y making practical application of this information. )t is the method in which you are now interested. What then is the most natural way of making the desired impression8 . 2E. +leasant thought e(pands it5 unpleasant thought contracts it. E=. -nowledge of our a!ility to consciously radiate health strength and harmony will !ring us into a reali7ation that there is nothing to fear !ecause we are in touch with )nfinite 4trength.entally concentrate on the o!2ect of your desire5 when you are concentrating you are impressing upon the su!conscious. #his enemy must !e completely destroyed5 he must !e eliminated5 he must !e e(pelled forever5 he is the cloud which hides the sun which causes a perpetual gloom. )f you are religiously inclined ) would say you can let your light shine. #he world is harsh only as we fail to assert ourselves. 9ut the man who knows that he has a 4olar +le(us will not fear criticism or anything else5 he will !e too !usy radiating courage confidence and power5 he will anticipate success !y his mental attitude5 he will pound !arriers to pieces and leap over the chasm of dou!t and hesitation which fear places in his path. Bear will have !een destroyed and you will have come into possession of your !irthright. When fear is effectually and completely destroyed your light will shine the clouds will disperse and you will have found the source of power energy and life. 22. We learn !y doing5 through practice the athlete comes powerful. :s the following statement is of considera!le importance ) will put it in several ways so that you cannot fail to get the full significance of it. )t is fear of this criticism that causes many ideas to fail to see the light of day. EC. E3. E?. E5.
Dou are the channel !y which the undifferentiated is !eing differentiated and this differentiation is !eing accomplished !y appropriation. 24 . 2C. #he 1niversal mind is the creative principle of the 1niverse5 a part must !e the same in kind and $uality as the whole. 32. Dou are simply to say what you desire not how you are to o!tain it. When making a practical application of this principle in accordance with the e(ercises given in the su!se$uent lessons it is well to remem!er that it is not necessary to outline the method !y which the su!conscious will produce the results you desire. #his means that this creative power is a!solutely unlimited5 it is not !ound !y precedent of any kind and conse$uently has no prior e(isting pattern !y which to apply its constructive principle. #his is not the only way !ut it is a simple and effective way and the most direct way and conse$uently the way in which the !est results are secured. #ensions leads to mental unrest and a!normal mental activity of the mind5 it produces worry care fear and an(iety.ind is within control of the conscious mind of the individual. )t is the method !y which every great inventor every great financier every great statesman has !een ena!led to convert the su!tle and invisi!le force of desire faith and confidence into actual tangi!le concrete facts in the o!2ective world. . #he 4olar +le(us will then !e ready to function and you will !e surprised at the result. 2=. #he su!conscious mind is a part of the 1niversal mind.23.ake this e(ercise as thorough and complete as possi!le mentally determine that you will rela( every muscle and nerve until you feel $uiet and restful and at peace with yourself and the world. 33. 25. ) want you to not only !e perfectly still and inhi!it all thought as far as possi!le !ut rela( let go let the muscles take their normal condition5 this will remove all pressure from the nerves and eliminate that tension which so fre$uently produces physical e(haustion. )t is the method which is producing such e(traordinary results that many think that miracles are !eing accomplished. Bor your e(ercise this week ) will ask you to go one step further. 24. 3F. 2?. 23. )t only re$uires recognition to set causes in motion which will !ring a!out results in accordance with your desire and this is accomplished !ecause the 1niversal can act only through the individual and the individual can act only through the 1niversal5 they are one. +hysical rela(ation is a voluntary e(ercise of the will and the e(ercise will !e found to !e of great value as it ena!les the !lood to circulate freely to and from the !rain and !ody. We have found that the su!conscious mind is responsive to our conscious will which means that the unlimited creative power of the 1niversal . #he finite can not inform the )nfinite. 3E. <ela(ation is therefore an a!solute necessity in order to allow the mental faculties to e(ercise the greatest freedom.
What system of nerves is the organ of the su!conscious mind8 #he 4ympathetic 4ystem. 22.onscious . %ow may this distri!ution !e interrupted8 9y resistant critical discordant thoughts !ut especially fear.e's 2E. 23. What is the creative principle of the 1niverse8 #he 1niversal . What system of nerves is the organ of the . %ow may fear !e completely eliminated8 9y an understanding and recognition of the true source of all power. %ow may we awake the solar ple(us8 . What is the central point of distri!ution for energy which the !ody is constantly generating8 #he solar ple(us. What is the result of such interruption8 Every ill with which the human race is afflicted.ere!ro-spinal 4ystem.ind.entally concentrate upon the condition which we desire to see manifested in our lives. 3F. 25 . 2?. 25. 23. 24. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. 2C. What determines the e(periences with which we meet in life8 /ur predominant mental attitude.P-'t T/'ee St)(.ind8 #he . 2=. %ow may this energy !e controlled and directed8 9y conscious thought.
) go.). 3. #he .).P-'t Fo)' Enclosed herewith ) hand you +art Bour. the .). #hought is energy and energy is power and it is !ecause all the religions sciences and philosophies with which the world has heretofore !een familiar have !een !ased upon the manifestation of this energy instead of the energy itself that the world has !een limited to effects while causes have !een ignored or misunderstood.). you will en2oy a sense of power which you have never !efore known. %e who has strengthened and purified his thought need not concern himself a!out micro!es and he who has come into an understanding of the law of a!undance will go at once to the source of supply. When you come into a reali7ation of the true nature of this . 5. #his part will show you why what you think or do or feel is an indication of what you are. 9ut this process of eliminating consists in rising a!ove and !eyond limitation of any kind. #hese are the result of your former method of thinking !ut they have nothing to do with the real . #hey indicate conclusively that students are finding the cause where!y they may secure for themselves health harmony a!undance and whatever else may !e necessary for their welfare and happiness. When you say . tells the physical !ody where it shall go5 the real nature of this . #he master key reverses the process.Int'o()*t+on .. is spiritual and is the source of the real power which comes to men and women when they come into a reali7ation of their true nature.). )t is thus that fate fortune and destiny will !e controlled as readily as a captain controls his ship or an engineer his train. cannot !e the . has !een given is the power to think !ut few people know how to think constructively or correctly conse$uently they achieve only indifferent results. uses to carry out its purposes5 the . uses with which to think reason and plan. tells the mind what it shall think5 when you say .). #he greatest and most marvellous power which this .). Dour personality is made up of countless individual characteristics peculiarities ha!its and traits of character.ind for the mind is simply another instrument which the . )t is interested only in cause and the letters received from students tell a marvellous story.). .). 4. P-'t Fo)' E. must !e something which controls and directs !oth the !ody and the mind5 something which determines what they shall do and how they shall act. 4orrow misery unhappiness disease and poverty are not necessities and we are constantly eliminating them. #he .ost people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes the inevita!le 23 .) think.). @ife is e(pressive and it is our !usiness to e(press ourselves harmoniously and constructively. Bor this reason we have Aod and the *evil in religion positive and negative in science and good and !ad in philosophy. of you is not the physical !ody5 that is simply an instrument which the . the . 2.).
EF. E3. E5. C. Every time you repeat it reali7e who and what this . )f you cannot do these things it is !ecause you have thus far not made the necessary effort. : part cannot antagoni7e any other part !ut on the contrary the welfare of each part depends upon recognition of the interest of the whole.).). #he result will !e e(actly in proportion to the effort e(pended. )f you make use of this affirmation use it continuously night and morning and as often during the day as you think of it and continue to do so until it !ecomes a part of you5 form the ha!it. #his is not so strange or impossi!le as it may appear when you remem!er that the . When a mind !ecomes mature it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought. Now is the time to make the effort. #his is !ecause the individual is a part of the 1niversal.). #hey can eliminate vagrant thoughts with facility. #hey do not waste time or money upon o!2ects which can !e of no possi!le !enefit to them. in you has determined the thing is settled5 the die is cast there is no longer any argument. 1nless you do this you had !etter not start at all !ecause modern psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it or make a resolution and do not keep it we are forming the ha!it of failure5 a!solute ignominious failure. =.). 2= . E2. E4. is controlled !y the . #he trained mind knows that every transaction must !enefit every person who is in any way connected with the transaction and any attempt to profit !y the weakness ignorance or necessity of another will inevita!ly operate to his disadvantage. 3. #hey can readily concentrate to the highest possi!le degree on any su!2ect.World Within.). and that this .5 if you do you will !ecome invinci!le5 that is provided that your o!2ects and purposes are constructive and are therefore in harmony with the creative principle of the 1niverse. /ne of the strongest affirmations which you can use for the purpose of strengthening the will and reali7ing your power to accomplish is . is a part or one with the )nfinite . to !e overruled you will find that you can eventually control yourself and many men and women have found to their sorrow that it is easier to control a kingdom that to control themselves. )f you do not intend to do a thing do not start5 if you do start see it through even if the heavens fall5 if you make up your mind to do something do it5 let nothing no one interfere5 the .) can !e what ) will to !e. ?.. 9ut when you have learned to control yourself you will have found the . )f you carry out this idea !eginning with small things which you know you can control and gradually increase the effort !ut never under any circumstances allowing your . which controls the world without5 you will have !ecome irresisti!le5 men and things will respond to your every wish without any apparent effort on your part. which is the 1niversal Energy or 4pirit usually called Aod.).).result of an infantile mind. #hey do not wear themselves out. EE.World Within. #hose who recogni7e this principle have a great advantage in the affairs of life. is5 try to come into a thorough understanding of the true nature of the .
EC..-now ye not that ye are the temple of the living Aod8. #he more we give the more we shall get5 we must !ecome a channel where!y the 1niversal can e(press activity. 4cience finds the ever present Eternal Energy !ut <eligion finds the +ower !ehind this energy and locates it within man. When the spirit is gone the life is gone. #his is not a mere statement or theory made for the purpose of confirming or esta!lishing an idea !ut it is a fact which has !een accepted !y the !est religious thought as well as the !est scientific thought.We are coming to think of Aod as dwelling in man rather than as operating on men from without. #he 1niversal is constantly seeking to e(press itself to !e of service and it seeks the channel where!y it can find the greatest activity where it can do the most good where it can !e of greatest service to mankind. @yman :!!ott in an address delivered !efore the :lumni of 9angor #heological 4eminary said6 . We cannot give unless we get5 we cannot !e helpful unless we are strong. )t is in the 4ilence that we can !e still and when we are still we can think and thought is the secret of all attainment. 25. #his is important work and the higher loftier grander and more no!le ideals which you can conceive the more important the work will !ecome.. #he 1niversal cannot e(press through you as long as you are !usy with your plans your own purposes. 2? . #o overcome does not mean to go without things. +ower comes through repose. %ere then is the secret of the wonderful creative power of the . 22. 4cience goes a little way in its search and stops. %er!ert 4pender said6 . Misuali7e the events circumstances and conditions which these spiritual connections may assist in manifesting. E=... 2F. 24.World Within. )t is dead. We should therefore seek the 4ilence fre$uently. E?. Luiet the senses seek inspiration focus the mental activity on the within dwell in the consciousness of your unity with /mnipotence. #hese mental activities pertain to the world within to the world of cause and conditions and circumstances which result are the effect.4till water runs deep. 23. )t is thus that you !ecome a creator. <eali7e the fact that the essence and soul of all things is spiritual and that the spiritual is the real !ecause it is the life of all there is. #he )nfinite is not a !ankrupt and we who are the representatives of )nfinite power should not !e !ankrupts either and if we wish to !e of service to others we must have power and more power !ut to get it we must give it5 we must !e of service. %ere is the secret of power of mastery. )t has ceased to e(ist. 9ut this is !y no means a new discovery5 the 9i!le says e(actly the same thing and the language is 2ust as plain and convincing6 . . 2E. /ver-work or over-play or over-!odily activity of any kind produces conditions of mental apathy and stagnation which makes it impossi!le to do the more important work which results in a reali7ation of conscious power.:mid all the mysteries !y which we are surrounded nothing is more certain than that we are ever in the presence of an )nfinite and Eternal Energy from which all things proceed. . 4elfdenial is not success.ontemplate the multitudinous opportunities to which you have spiritual access !y the /mnipresence of power.E3.
#hought is a mode of motion and is carried !y the law of vi!ration the same as light or electricity. 3F. We are sure5 we know. %ow may this purpose !e accomplished8 #his is the vital point5 how may we develop the faith the courage the feeling which will result in accomplishment8 2?. We think the same thing again and it !ecomes easier this time5 we think it again and again5 it then !ecomes a mental ha!it. #his week ) am going to ask you to let go mentally. We continue to think the same thing5 finally it !ecomes automatic. #he reply is !y e(ercise.ental strength is secured in e(actly the same way that physical strength is secured !y e(ercise. We can no longer help thinking this thing5 we are now positive of what we think. 2=. #he reason that some cannot do this is !ecause they allow themselves to !e controlled !y the emotions instead of !y their intellect.. @ast week ) asked you to rela( to let go physically.23. . 9ut ) shall assume that you have mastered the e(ercise and are ready to take the ne(t step which is mental freedom. Dou may say that you cannot .Wilmans 2C . We think something perhaps with difficulty the first time. Dou will not succeed the first time you try !ut practice makes perfect in this as in everything else and you must succeed in dismissing eliminating and completely destroying these negative and destructive thoughts5 !ecause they are the seed which is constantly germinating into discordant conditions of every conceiva!le kind and description. %e has not o!tained freedom5 he is still a slave to conditions. #his week after taking your usual position remove all tension !y completely rela(ing then mentally let go of all adverse conditions such as hatred anger worry 2ealousy envy sorrow trou!le or disappointment of any kind. #his is the @aw from which there is no escape.let go. 2C. of these things !ut you can5 you can do so !y mentally determining to do so !y voluntary intention and persistence. )t is given vitality !y the emotions through the law of love5 it takes form and e(pression !y the law of growth5 it is a product of the spiritual &)' hence its *ivine spiritual and creative nature. )f you practiced the e(ercise given you last week fifteen or twenty minutes a day in accordance with the instructions you can no dou!t rela( physically5 and anyone who cannot consciously do this $uickly and completely is not a master of himself. . #here is no longer any dou!t a!out it. . 32. Brom this it is evident that in order to e(press power a!undance or any other constructive purpose the emotions must !e called upon to give feeling to the thought so that it will take form. 9ut those who will !e guided !y the intellect will gain the victory. 3E.#here is nothing truer than that the $uality of thought which we entertain correlates certain e(ternals in the outside world. :nd it is this @aw this correlative of the thought with its o!2ect that from time immemorial has led the people to !elieve in special providence.
32. 4F. 33. What is thought8 #hought is spiritual energy. 34. 3?. %ow is it carried8 9y the law of vi!ration. 3=. What is the secret of its creative power8 )t is a spiritual activity.P-'t Fo)' St)(. 35. %ow does it take form8 9y the law of growth. /f what value is it8 )t is the first step to self-control self-mastery. What is the secret of +ower8 4ervice. 3F .e's 3E. %ow is it given vitality8 9y the law of love. What is the 4ilence8 : physical stillness. Why is this so8 9ecause we get what we give. 33. %ow may we develop the faith courage and enthusiasm which will result in accomplishment8 9y a recognition of our spiritual nature. 3C. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans.
. :n understanding of this fact will ena!le us to use our authority when we find some undesira!le trait of character manifesting. #he mind which pervades the !ody is largely the result of heredity which in turn is simply the result of all the environments of all past generations on the responsive and ever-moving life forces. 3E . #he su!conscious can and will solve any pro!lem for us if we know how to direct it. P-'t F+0e E. . :t least ninety per cent of our mental life is su!conscious so that those who fail to make use of this mental power live within very narrow limits. Dou can originate thought and since thoughts are creative you can create for yourself the things you desire. . 5. #he su!conscious processes are always at work5 the only $uestion is are we to !e simply passive recipients of this activity or are we to consciously direct the work8 4hall we have a vision of the destination to !e reached the dangers to !e avoided or shall we simply drift8 3. :fter studying this part carefully you will see that every conceiva!le force or o!2ect or fact is the result of mind in action. 9ut thought works no magic transformations5 it o!eys natural laws5 it sets in motion natural forces5 it releases natural energies5 it manifests in your conduct and actions and these in turn react upon your friends and ac$uaintances and eventually upon the whole of your environment.ind is force energy power.ind shapes and controls matter. :gain this mind which pervades our physical !ody is not only the result of hereditary tendencies !ut is the result of home !usiness and social environment where countless thousands of impressions ideas pre2udices and similar thoughts have !een received. . #herefore this is a creative age and the world is awarding its richest pri7es to the thinkers. We can consciously use all the desira!le characteristics with which we have !een provided and we can repress and refuse to allow the undesira!le ones to manifest.ind in action is thought and thought is creative. 2. Every form which matter takes is !ut the e(pression of some pre-e(isting thought.atter is powerless passive inert. . 3. We have found that mind pervades every part of the physical !ody and is always capa!le of !eing directed or impressed !y authority coming from the o!2ective or the more dominant portion of the mind. .Int'o()*t+on .uch of this has !een received from others the result of opinions suggestions or statements5 much of it is the result of our own thinking !ut nearly all of it has !een accepted with little or no e(amination or consideration.P-'t F+0e Enclosed herewith you will find +art Bive. 4. =.en are thinking now as they never thought !efore.
%e must use it5 he must not let it decay for use is the condition on which he holds it.ental moral and physical cleanliness are a!solutely indispensa!le if we are to make progress of any kind. . #here is a mansion spacious and cheerful with rare pictures a well-stocked li!rary rich hangings and every comfort and lu(ury.?. )f either of us were !uilding a home for ourselves how careful we would !e in regard to the plans5 how we should study every detail5 how we should watch the material and select only the !est of everything5 and yet how careless we are when it comes to !uilding our . EF. We shall !e forever !usy trying to patch it up and make it appear at least genteel. #he thing to do is to have a mental house-cleaning and to have this house-cleaning every day and keep the house clean. C. E5. E3. #o neglect it is to lose possession. :ll the heir has to do is to assert his heirship take possession and use the property. )ts !road acres with a!undant crops running water and fine tim!er stretch away as far as the eye can see. #his then is the way we are consistently creating and recreating ourselves5 we are today the result of our past thinking and we shall !e what we are thinking today the @aw of :ttraction is !ringing to us not the things we should like or the things we wish for or the things some one else has !ut it !rings us . When this mental house-cleaning process has !een completed the material which is left will !e suita!le for the making of the kind of ideals or mental images which we desire to reali7e. the things which we have created !y our thought processes whether consciously or unconsciously. E4. 32 . 1nfortunately many of us are creating these things unconsciously.ental %ome which is infinitely more important than any physical home as everything which can possi!ly enter into our lives depends upon the character of the material which enters into the construction of our .entality. )nstead of !eing of any value it will !e mildewed and rotten and will !ring us only more toil and care and an(iety. )f these impressions have !een of fear of worry of care of an(iety if they have !een despondent negative dou!tful then the te(ture of the material which we are weaving today will !e of the same negative material. #hese are psychological facts5 there is no theory or guess work a!out these thinking processes5 there is nothing secret a!out them5 in fact they are so plain that every one can understand them. #he idea seemed plausi!le the conscious received it passed it on to the su!conscious where it was taken up !y the 4ympathetic 4ystem and passed on to !e !uilt into our physical !ody.ental %ome.#he word has !ecome flesh.. What is the character of this material8 We have seen that it is the result of the impressions which we have accumulated in the past and stored away in our su!conscious . 9ut if we have stored away nothing !ut courageous thought if we have !een optimistic positive and have immediately thrown any kind of negative thought on the scrap pile have refused to have anything to do with it have refused to associate with it or !ecome identified with it in any way what then is the result8 /ur mental material is now of the !est kind5 we can weave any kind of material we want5 we can use any color we wish5 we know that the te(ture is firm that the material is solid that it will not fade and we have no fear no an(iety concerning the future5 there is nothing to cover there are no patches to hide. #here is a fine estate awaiting a claimant. E2.our own . EE. .
No human heredity measures up to it. #o keep open these doors is the 4ecret of +ower. +ower over circumstances is one of its fruits5 health harmony and prosperity are assets upon its !alance sheet. 1se is the condition upon which we hold this inheritance. 2F. We are each of us !ut the channel through which the /mnipotent power is !eing differentiated into form5 unless we give the channel is o!structed and we can receive 33 .ind of which you are the image and likeness. #his power is from within !ut we cannot receive it unless we give it. Dou are familiar with the su!2ect of heredity. E?. )n the domain of mind and spirit in the domain of practical power such an estate is yours. No human heredity can approach it. 22. Dou must assert your claim. #hey are indissolu!ly connected with /mnipotence. EC. Dou must take possession. 25. )t originates life which the physical scientist has not done nor ever can do. )t demands no sacrifice e(cept the loss of your limitations your servitudes and your weakness. :t a point where they throw up their hands in despair saying they cannot account for what they see this divine heredity is found in full sway.E3. )t thrills down from the *ivine direct into every created !eing. #o gain this estate three processes are necessary6 Dou must earnestly desire it. )t stands out among all forces supreme unapproacha!le. *arwin %u(ley %aeckel and other physical scientists have piled evidence mountain high that heredity is a law attending progressive creation. )s it not worth while to make the effort8 23. )t offers you poise and peace. #hey have come into possession of a sense of power hitherto undreamed of. )t lies !eneath and antecedent to all their researches. 4omething in them has !een aroused5 they have suddenly discovered that they possess a tremendous latent a!ility of which they were heretofore entirely unconscious. )t clothes you with self-honor and puts a scepter in your hands. Dou admit that those are not !urdensome conditions. +ersons circumstances and events may suggest need and opportunities !ut the insight strength and power to answer these needs will !e found within. #here are even more impressive facts concerning heredity of mind force. )ts doorways are !ut the faculties which comprise your consciousness. )t costs you only the la!or of studying and harvesting its great resources. #he great fact is that the source of all life and all power is from within. :void counterfeits. 24. #hose who have come into possession of this inheritance are never $uite the same again. #his )nfinite @ife flows through you5 is you. 23. 9uild firm foundations for your consciousness upon forces which flow direct from the )nfinite source the 1niversal . :ll these constitute what may !e called your human heredity. Dou are the heirG Dou can assert your heirship and possess and use this rich inheritance. 2E. #hey can never again !e timid weak vacillating or fearful. E=. )t is progressive heredity which gives man his erect attitude his power of motion the organs of digestions !lood circulation nerve force muscular force !one structure and a host of other faculties on the physical side. )t is the !enign force which decrees primal creation. 9ut there is a heredity which the physical scientists have not compassed.
:t first you will find yourself thinking of everything under the sun e(cept the ideal upon which you desire to concentrate. Now go to your room take the same seat the same position as heretofore and mentally select a place which has pleasant associations. . +ersistence will win !ut persistence re$uires that you practice these e(ercises every day without fail. 9ut do not let that discourage you. #he merchant who does not keep his goods going out will soon have none coming in5 the corporation which fails to give efficient service will soon lack customers5 the attorney who fails to get results will soon lack clients and so it goes everywhere5 power is contingent upon a proper use of the power already in our possession5 what is true in every field of endeavor every e(perience in life is true of the power from which every other power known among men is !egotten " spiritual power. 2?. #he athlete who wishes to get strong must make use of the strength he has and the more he gives the more he will get. )f then the spirit is all there is upon the recognition of this fact must depend the a!ility to demonstrate all power whether physical mental or spiritual. #he more we give the more we get. #he financier who wishes to make money must make use of the money he has for only !y using it can he get more. 34 . 3F. 2C. #his is true on every plane of e(istence and in every field of endeavor and all walks of life. :ll possession is the result of the accumulative attitude of mind or the money consciousness5 this is the magic wand which will ena!le you to receive the idea and it will formulate plans for you to e(ecute and you will find as much pleasure in the e(ecution as in the satisfaction of attainment and achievement.no more.ake a complete mental picture of it see the !uildings the grounds the trees friends associations everything complete. 2=. #ake away the spirit and what is left8 Nothing.
Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. 4C. 43. /f what is the material with which we construct our mental home composed8 #he thoughts which we entertain. What proportion of our mental life is su!conscious8 :t least ninety per cent./wn. What is the 4ecret of +ower8 : recognition of the omnipresence of omnipotence. 45. 1pon what is the possession of power contingent8 1pon a proper use of the power already in our possession.e's 4E. 4=. 4?. 44.8 What we inherently are and is the result of our past thinking !oth conscious and su!conscious.. Where has the conscious mind received its governing tendencies8 Brom heredity5 this means that it is the result of all the environments of all past generations. )s this vast mental storehouse generally utili7ed8 No. Where does it originate8 :ll life and all power is from within.P-'t F+0e St)(./wn. Why not8 Bew understand or appreciate the fact that it is an activity which they may consciously direct. 42. What is the @aw of :ttraction !ringing to us8 /ur . What is our . 43. 35 . 5F.
We have found that this . P-'t S+1 E. : mechanism where!y you may create for yourself %ealth 4trength 4uccess +rosperity or any other condition which you desire. )n order to receive intelligence the receiver must !e in tune with the transmitter. %ere then is the secret of all mental power5 it depends entirely on the mechanism which we attach. )ndividual development like 1niversal development must !e gradual with an ever increasing capacity and volume.ind and . What is this mechanism8 Dou know something of the mechanism which has !een invented !y Edison 9ell .#he greatest good to the greatest num!er. :spiration desire and harmonious relations constantly and persistently maintained will accomplish results. 3. #o !e in tune with eternal truth we must possess poise and harmony within.P-'t S+1 )t is my privilege to enclose +art 4i(. Necessities are demands and demands create action and actions !ring a!out results.mechanism to which it is attached.ind is not only all intelligence !ut all su!stance. 4..arconi and other electrical wi7ards !y which place and space and time have !ecome only figures of speech !ut did you ever stop to think that the mechanism which has !een given you for transforming the 1niversal /mnipresent +otential +ower was invented !y a greater inventor than Edison8 33 .Int'o()*t+on . 2.ind is so wonderful that it is difficult to understand its utilitarian powers and possi!ilities and its unlimited producing effects. 1pon this mechanism will depend whether we shall have heat light power music or any of the other marvellous demonstration of power to which this vital energy has !een harnessed. %ow then is it to !e differentiated in form8 %ow are we to secure the effect which we desire8 3.. #he knowledge that if we infringe upon the rights of others we !ecome moral thorns and find ourselves entangled at every turn of the road should !e an indication that success is contingent upon the highest moral ideal which is .Electricity is a form of motion and its effect will depend upon the mechanism to which it is attached. #he process of evolution is constantly !uilding our tomorrows out of our todays.. #he greatest hindrance is erroneous and fi(ed ideas. :sk any electrician what the effect of electricity will !e and he will reply that . What effect can !e produced !y thought8 #he reply is that thought is mind in motion I2ust as wind is air in motionJ and its effect will depend entirely on the .ind is creative !ut this does not mean that the 1niversal will change its modus operandi to suit us or our ideas !ut it does mean that we can come into harmonious relationship with the 1niversal and when we have accomplished this we may ask anything to which we are entitled and the way will !e made plain. #hought is a product of . 5. #his part will give you an e(cellent understanding of the most wonderful piece of mechanism which has ever !een created. #he 1niversal .
#hink of the wonder of it allG *o you love music flowers literature or are you inspired !y the thought of ancient or modern genius8 <emem!er every !eauty to which you respond must have its corresponding outline in your !rain !efore you can appreciate it. #he purpose must !e in accordance with the law of our !eing that is it must !e creative or constructive. #he !rain is the organ through which this process is accomplished. 3= . /ur faith must !e strong enough to generate a current of sufficient strength to !ring our purpose into manifestation. @et us e(amine the wonders of this mechanism.:s thy faith is so !e it unto thee . E3. We are accustomed to e(amining the mechanism of the implements which we use for tilling the soil and we try to get an understanding of the mechanism of the automo!ile which we drive !ut most of us are content to remain in a!solute ignorance of the greatest piece of mechanism which as ever come into e(istence the !rain of man. and the individual . #he spinal cord is the great motor and sensory pathway !y which messages are conveyed to and from the !rain. #his world is omnipotent omniscient and omnipresent5 it will respond to our desire in direct ratio to our purpose and faith. #here is not a single virtue or principle in the storehouse of nature which the !rain cannot e(press.). E5. )n the first place there is the great mental world in which we live and move and have our !eing. )f you can comprehend that this is a scientific truth and one of the wonderful laws of nature it will !e easier for you to get an understanding of the mechanism !y which these e(traordinary results are !eing accomplished. +erhaps we shall there!y get a !etter understanding of the various effects of which it is the cause. Binally the delicate and !eautiful skin clothing the entire mechanism is a mantle of !eauty. !ears the stamp of scientific test. ?. #hen there is the !lood supply plunging through the veins and arteries renewing our energy and strength the perfectly arranged structure upon which the entire physical !ody rests. C. #his then is the . #he !rain is an em!ryonic world ready to develop at any time as necessity may arise. is given control and upon his understanding of the mechanism which is within his control will the result depend. E4. :t first the su!stance upon which the thought is directed fails to respond !ut if the thought is sufficiently refined and concentrated the su!stance finally yields and e(presses perfectly. .#emple of the living Aod.=. #he nervous system has !een compared to an electric circuit with its !attery of cells in which force is originated and its white matter to insulated wires !y which the current is conveyed. #his influence of the mind can !e e(erted upon any part of the !ody causing the elimination of any undesira!le effect. E2. EF. EE. )t is through these channels that every impulse or desire is carried through the mechanism. #he effects which are produced in the world without are the result of the action and reaction of the individual upon the universal5 that is the process which we call thinking. Every thought sets the !rain cells in action. E3.
@et power !e dissipated !y scattering the thought from one o!2ect to another and no result is apparent5 !ut focus this power through attention or concentration on any single purpose for any length of time and nothing !ecomes impossi!le. 23. #his step is simply for the purpose of preparing the soil. E(amine it closely at least ten minutes5 note the e(pression of the eyes the form of the features the clothing the way the hair is arranged. . )f you can see every detail perfectly and can form a good mental image of the photograph you are to !e congratulated. Dou cannot do it. 2E. #he mind will wander a do7en times and it will !e necessary to !ring it !ack to the original purpose and each time the effect will have !een lost and at the end of the ten minutes nothing will have !een gained !ecause you have not !een a!le to hold your thought steadily to the purpose. #he cultivation of attention is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman and is the very highest personal accomplishment which can !e ac$uired. :ttention or concentration is pro!a!ly the most important essential in the development of mind culture. 25. #he man who looks within instead of without cannot fail to make use of the mighty forces which will eventually determine his course in life and so !ring him into vi!ration with all that is !est strongest and most desira!le. 4o with the power of thought. : perfect conception and understanding of the laws governing in the mental world cannot fail to !e of inestima!le value in the transaction of !usiness as it develops the power of discernment and gives a clearer understanding and appreciation of facts.hoose any single o!2ect and concentrate your attention on it for a definite purpose for even ten minutes. : very simple remedy for a very comple( situation some will say. 22. #he power of attention can !e more readily understood !y comparing it with a magnifying glass in which the rays of sunlight are focused. )t is !y such e(ercises as these that you will finally !e a!le to control your mental moods your attitude and your consciousness.E=. 2F. 9ut let the glass !e held perfectly still and let the rays !e focused on one spot for any length of time the effect will !ecome immediately apparent. )f not repeat the process until you can. )t is however through attention that you will finally !e a!le to overcome o!stacles of any kind that appear in your path onward and upward and the only way to ac$uire this wonderful power is !y practice " practice makes perfect in this as in anything else. E?. #he possi!ilities of attention when properly directed are so startling that they would hardly appear credi!le to the uninitiated. )n order to cultivate the power of attention !ring a photograph with you to the same seat in the same room in the same position as heretofore. 3? . Now cover it and close your eyes and try to see it mentally. Ne(t week we shall !e ready to sow the seed. 24. #hey possess no particular strength as long as the glass is moved a!out and the rays directed from one place to another. 23. :ll right try it you who have had no e(perience in concentrating the thought on a definite purpose or o!2ect. )n fact note every detail shown on the photograph carefully. EC.
. #hey are learning the unity of all things. 3F. 33. 32. . 2C.2=. : single idea may !e worth millions of dollars and these ideas can only come to those who are receptive who are prepared to receive them who are in successful frame of mind. #hey are learning the !asic methods and principles of thinking and this is changing conditions and multiplying results. :s the individual is the channel for the differentiation of the 1niversal these possi!ilities are necessarily ine(hausti!le. . #he method of accomplishing this result !y the persistent practice of a few fundamental principles as e(plained in this 4ystem is the master-key which unlocks the storehouse of 1niversal #ruth. #he two great sources of human suffering at present are !odily disease and mental an(iety. #hought is the process !y which we may a!sor! the 4pirit of +ower and hold the result in our inner consciousness until it !ecomes a part of our ordinary consciousness.@arson 3C . 4uccessful !usinessmen are constantly demonstrating the fact that it pays to keep in touch with the thought of other successful !usiness men. 34. #hey are finding that circumstances and environment follow the trend of mental and spiritual progress..en are learning to place themselves in harmony with the 1niversal .#hat a man can change himself improve himself re-create himself control his environment and master his own destiny is the conclusion of every mind who is wide-awake to the power of right thought in constructive action. 2?. #his is no dou!t owing to the fact that so far knowledge has largely remained partial !ut the clouds of darkness which have accumulated through long ages are !eginning to roll away and with them many of the miseries that attend imperfect information. #hese may !e readily traced to the infringement of some Natural @aw. Areat financiers are learning to withdraw from the multitude more and more that they may have more time for planning thinking and generating the right mental moods.ind. 3E. #hey find that growth follows knowledge action follows inspiration opportunity follows perception always the spiritual first and then the transformation into the infinite and illimita!le possi!ilities of achievement.
5=.e's 5E. What are some of the effects which can !e produced !y electricity8 %eat light power music. 5C. /f what value is the power of concentration8 )t is the very highest personal accomplishment which can !e ac$uired and the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman. 4F . 53. %ow may it !e changed8 9y the process we call thinking. %ow may these conditions !e changed8 9y changing the mechanism !y which the 1niversal is differentiated in form. #houghts produce !rain cells and these cells respond to the corresponding thought in the 1niversal. 3F. What is changing conditions and multiplying results in the o!2ective world8 . 1pon what do these various effects depend8 1pon the mechanism to which electricity is attached. 52. 54. 55. Why is this so important8 9ecause it will ena!le us to control our thoughts and since thoughts are causes conditions must !e effects5 if we can control the cause we can also control the effect. What is the result of the action and interaction of the individual mind upon the 1niversal8 #he conditions and e(periences with which we meet.en are learning the !asic methods of constructive thinking. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. 53.P-'t S+1 St)(. %ow may it !e ac$uired8 9y faithfully practicing the e(ercises in this 4ystem. 5?. What is this mechanism8 #he !rain.
ake the image clear and clean-cut hold it firmly in the mind and you will gradually and constantly !ring the thing nearer to you. . 4o far as the individual is concerned the o!2ective the physical the visi!le is the personal that which can !e cogni7ed !y the senses.ake the pattern clear and make it !eautiful. Work is necessary " la!or hard mental la!or the kind of effort which so few are willing to put forth. #he su!2ective is the spiritual the invisi!le the impersonal. #he personal or conscious has the power of will and choice and can therefore e(ercise discrimination in the selection of methods where!y to !ring a!out the solution of difficulties. . Dou can !e what . Misuali7ation is the process of making mental images and the image is the mold or model which will serve as a pattern from which your future will emerge. #he architect when he plans a 3Fstory !uilding has every line and detail pictured in advance. *o not !e afraid. 3. . 4E . )t is likewise the most important step !ecause it is the plan on which you are going to !uild. We may personali7e this power and call it Aod or we may think of it as the essence or spirit which permeates all things !ut in either case the effect is the same. Dou will therefore see that it is your privilege to depend upon the human will with all its limitations and misconceptions or you may utili7e the potentialities of )nfinity !y making use of the su!conscious mind. #he personal is conscious !ecause it is a personal entity. #he engineer when he spans a chasm first ascertains the strength re$uirements of a million separate parts.you will to !e. 2.ake it grand. /ne method of consciously utili7ing this omnipotent power is outlined in +art 4even..P-'t Se0en #hrough all the ages man has !elieved in an invisi!le power through which and !y which all things have !een created and are continually !eing recreated.Int'o()*t+on . <emem!er that no limitation can !e placed upon you !y any one !ut yourself. %ere then is the scientific e(planation of the wonderful power which has !een put within your control if you !ut understand appreciate and recogni7e it. )t can and does !ring a!out results !y methods concerning which the human or individual mind can have no possi!le conception. #his is another psychological fact which is well known !ut unfortunately reading a!out it will not !ring a!out any result which you may have in mind5 it will not even help you to form the mental image much less !ring it into manifestation. 5. #he impersonal !eing the same in kind and $uality as all other 9eing is not conscious of itself and has therefore !een termed the su!conscious. 4. #he impersonal or spiritual !eing a part or one with the source and origin of all power can necessarily e(ercise no such choice !ut on the contrary it has )nfinite resources at its command. )t must !e solid5 it must !e permanent. )t consists of !ody !rain and nerves. #he first step is ideali7ation. *raw on the )nfinite for your supply construct it in your imagination5 it will have to !e there !efore it will ever appear anywhere else. P-'t Se0en E. Dou are not limited as to cost or material.
E3. he writes in the Electrical E(perimenter.4u!stance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. .. :nd if we are willing to follow along the lines of the Areat :rchitect of the 1niverse we shall find our thoughts taking form 2ust as the 1niverse took concrete form.)n this way . We all recogni7e the 1niverse must have !een thought into shape !efore it ever could have !ecome a material fact. Dou are sowing the seed !ut !efore sowing any seed you want to know what the harvest is to !e. %aving first !uilt up the idea in his imagination he held it there as a mental picture to !e reconstructed and improved !y his thought. #hought will lead to action action will develop methods methods will develop friends and friends will !ring a!out circumstances and finally the third step or . )f you are not sure return to the chair daily until the picture !ecomes plain5 it will gradually unfold.. C.aster>s place and speak with authority. #he law is that thought will manifest in form and only one who knows how to !e the divine thinker of his own thoughts can ever take a . Dou will develop the power of concentration which will ena!le you to e(clude all thoughts e(cept the ones which are associated with your purpose. %e did not rush to em!ody them in form and then spend his time in correcting defects. Birst the general plan will !e dim !ut it will take shape the outline will take form then the details and you will gradually develop the power !y which you will !e ena!led to formulate plans which will eventually materiali7e in the o!2ective world. #here is no difference in kind or $uality the only difference is one of degree. E2. #hey see the end !efore a single step is taken5 so you are to picture in your mind what you want.3. #his is )deali7ation. EF. #he inventor visuali7es his idea in e(actly the same manner for instance Nikola #esla one of the greatest inventors of all ages the man who has !rought forth the most ama7ing realities always visuali7es his inventions !efore attempting to work them out.larity and accuracy are o!tained only !y repeatedly having the image in mind. #hen comes the process of visuali7ation.) am ena!led to rapidly develop and perfect a conception without touching anything. Each repeated action renders the image more clear and accurate than the preceding and in proportion to the clarity and accuracy of the image will the outward manifestation !e. Dou must !uild it firmly and securely 42 . . =. #he architect visuali7es his !uilding he sees it as he wishes it to !e. EE. When ) have gone so far as to em!ody in the invention every possi!le improvement ) can think of and see no fault anywhere ) put into concrete the product of my !rain. )f you can conscientiously follow these directions you will develop Baith the kind of Baith that is the . Dou will come to know what the future holds for you. /ne thing will lead to another. ?. )t is the same mind operating through the individual. Dou must see the picture more and more complete see the detail and as the details !egin to unfold the ways and means or !ringing it into manifestation will develop. . )nvaria!ly my devise works as ) conceived it should5 in twenty years there has not !een a single e(ception.ateriali7ation will have !een accomplished. %is thought !ecomes a plastic mold from which the !uilding will eventually emerge a high one or a low one a !eautiful one or a plain one his vision takes form on paper and eventually the necessary material is utili7ed and the !uilding stands complete. Dou will develop confidence the kind of confidence that leads to endurance and courage.
Earnest *esire will !ring a!out . E4. %old it firmly.ental )mage. 43 . E=. . EC. #he difficulty in nearly every case is that they are dealing with e(ternals.onfident E(pectation and this in turn must !e reinforced !y Birm *emand. #hey do not seem a!le to !ring the @aw into operation. E?. #his material will !e !rought out !y millions of silent mental workers and fashioned into the form of the image which you have in mind.ake the .within.in your mental world the world within !efore it can take form in the world without and you can !uild nothing of value even in the mental world unless you have the proper material. 2F. #his truth will find e(pression in no!le purpose and courageous action. We have !een taught to look everywhere !ut .without8. 4upply will follow the demand. )n addition to these millions of mental workers you have !illions of mental workers in the !ody every one of which is endowed with sufficient intelligence to understand and act upon any message or suggestion given. Dour power to think then is almost unlimited and this means that your power to create the kind of material which is necessary to !uild for yourself any kind of environment which you desire is practically unlimited. #here are many who have come to an understanding of this wonderful power and who make serious and conscientious efforts to reali7e health power and other conditions and seem to fail.ake it clear distinct perfect. #hese three cannot fail to !ring a!out :ttainment !ecause the Earnest *esire is the feeling the . When you have the material you can !uild anything you wish !ut make sure of your material. #hese cells are all !usy creating and recreating the !ody !ut in addition to this they are endowed with psychic activity where!y they can attract to themselves the su!stance necessary for perfect development. 2E. . #hink of itG Dou have over five million of these mental workers ready and in active use " they are called !rain cells. )s it not wonderful that man has such tremendous power within himself such transcendental faculties concerning which he had no conception8 )s it not strange that we have always !een taught to look for strength and power . 9esides this there is another reserve force of at least an e$ual num!er ready to !e called into action at the slightest need. Dou will !e led to do the right thing at the right time and in the right way. E3.onfident E(pectation is the thought and the Birm *emand is the will and as we have seen feeling gives vitality to thought and the will holds it steadily until the law of Arowth !rings it into manifestation. #hey want money power health and a!undance !ut they fail to reali7e that these are effects and can come only when the cause is found. #hey do this !y the same law and in the same manner that every form of life attracts to itself the necessary material for growth. #hose who will give no attention to the world without will seek only to ascertain the truth will look only for wisdom will find that this wisdom will unfold and disclose the source of all power that it will manifest in thought and purpose which will create the e(ternal conditions desired. E5. #he oak the rose the lily all re$uire certain material for their most perfect e(pression and they secure it !y silent demand the @aw of :ttraction the most certain way for you to secure what you re$uire for your most complete development. and whenever this power manifested in our lives we were told that it was something supernatural. #he ways and means will develop. Dou cannot make !roadcloth from shoddy.
22. .reate ideals only give no thought to e(ternal conditions make the world within !eautiful and opulent and the world without will e(press and manifest the condition which you have within. Dou will come into a reali7ation of your power to create ideals and these ideals will !e pro2ected into the world of effect. 23. Bor instance a man is in de!t. %e will !e continually thinking a!out the de!t concentrating on it and as thoughts are causes the result is that he not only fastens the de!t closer to him !ut actually creates more de!t. %e is putting the great @aw of :ttraction into operation with the usual and inevita!le result " @oss leads to greater ;@oss.; 24. What then is the correct principle8 .oncentrate on the things you want not on the things you do not want. #hink of a!undance5 ideali7e the methods and plans for putting the @aw of :!undance into operation. Misuali7e the condition which the @aw of :!undance creates5 this will result in manifestation. 25. )f the law operates perfectly to !ring a!out poverty lack and every form of limitation for those who are continually entertaining thoughts of lack and fear it will operate with the same certainty to !ring a!out conditions of a!undance and opulence for those who entertain thoughts of courage and power. 23. #his is a difficult pro!lem for many. We are too an(ious. We manifest an(iety fear and distress. We want to do something5 we want to help. We are like a child who has 2ust planted a seed and every fifteen minutes goes and stirs up the earth to see if it is growing. /f course under such circumstances the seed will never germinate and yet this is e(actly what many of us do in the mental world. 2=. We must plant the seed and leave it undistur!ed. #his does not mean that we are to sit down and do nothing !y no means. We will do more and !etter work then we have ever done !efore new channels will constantly !e provided new doors will open. :ll that is necessary is to have an open mind !e ready to act when the time comes. 2?. #hought force is the most powerful means of o!taining knowledge and if concentrated on any su!2ect will solve the pro!lem. Nothing is !eyond the power of human comprehension !ut in order to harness thought force and make it do your !idding work is re$uired. 2C. <emem!er that thought is the fire that creates the steam that turns the wheel of fortune upon which your e(periences depend. 3F. :sk yourself a few $uestions and then reverently await the response. *o you not now and then feel the self with you8 *o you assert this self or do you follow the ma2ority8 <emem!er that ma2orities are always led they never lead. )t was the ma2ority that fought tooth and nail against the steam engine the power loom and every other advance or improvement ever suggested. 3E. Bor your e(ercise this week visuali7e your friend see him e(actly as you last saw him see the room the furniture recall the conversation now see his face see it distinctly now talk to him a!out some su!2ect of mutual interest5 see his e(pression change watch him smile. .an you do this8 :ll right you can5 then arouse his interest tell him a story of adventure see his eyes light up with the spirit of fun or e(citement. .an you do all of this8 )f so your imagination is good you are making e(cellent progress. 44
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3E. What is visuali7ation8 #he process of making mental pictures. 32. What is the result of this method of thought8 9y holding the image or picture in mind we can gradually !ut surely !ring the thing nearer to us. We can !e what we will to !e. 33. What is )deali7ation8 )t is a process of visuali7ing or ideali7ing the plans which will eventually materiali7e in our o!2ective world. 34. Why are clearness and accuracy necessary8 9ecause ;seeing; creates ;feeling; and ;feeling; creates ;!eing.; Birst the mental then the emotional then the illimita!le possi!ilities of achievement. 35. %ow are they o!tained8 Each repeated action renders the image more accurate than the former one. 33. %ow is the material for the construction of your mental image secured8 9y millions of mental workers. 9rain cells they are called. 3=. %ow are the necessary conditions for !ringing a!out the materiali7ation of your ideal in the o!2ective world secured8 9y the @aw of :ttraction. #he natural law !y which all conditions and e(periences are !rought a!out. 3?. What three steps are necessary in order to !ring this law into operation8 Earnest *esire .onfident E(pectation Birm *emand. 3C. Why do many fail8 9ecause they concentrate on loss disease and disaster. #he law is operating perfectly5 the things they fear are coming upon them. =F. What is the alternative8 .oncentrate on the ideals which you desire to see manifested in your life.
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)n this +art you will find that you may freely choose what you think !ut the result of your thought is governed !y an immuta!le lawG )sn0t this a wonderful thought8 )sn0t it wonderful to know that our lives are not su!2ect to caprice or varia!ility of any kind8 #hey are governed !y law. #his sta!ility is our opportunity !ecause !y complying with the law we can secure the desired effect with invaria!le precision. )t is the @aw which makes the 1niverse one grand paean of %armony. )f it were not for law the 1niverse would !e a .haos instead of a .osmos. %ere then is the secret of the origin of !oth good and evil this is all the good and evil there ever was or ever will !e. @et me illustrate. #hought results in action if your thought is constructive and harmonious the result will !e good5 if your thought is destructive or in harmonious the result will !e evil. #here is therefore !ut one law one principle one cause one 4ource of +ower and good and evil are simply words that have !een coined to indicate the result of our action or our compliance or noncompliance with this law. #he importance of this is well illustrated in the lives of Emerson and .arlyle. Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony. .arlyle hated the !ad and his life was a record of perpetual discord and inharmony. %ere we have two grand men each intent upon achieving the same ideal !ut one makes use of constructive thought and is therefore in harmony with Natural @aw the other makes use of destructive thought and therefore !rings upon himself discord of every kind and character. )t is evident therefore that we are to hate nothing not even the ;!ad ; !ecause hatred is destructive and we shall soon find that !y entertaining destructive thoughts we are sowing the ;wind; and in return shall reap the ;whirlwind.;
E. #hought contains a vital principle !ecause it is the creative principle of the 1niverse and !y its nature will com!ine with other similar thoughts. 2. :s the one purpose of life is growth all principles underlying e(istence must contri!ute to give it effect. #hought therefore takes form and the law of growth eventually !rings it into manifestation. 3. Dou may freely choose what you think !ut the result of your thought is governed !y an immuta!le law. :ny line of thought persisted in cannot fail to produce its result in the character health and circumstances of the individual. ,ethods where!y we can su!stitute ha!its of constructive thinking for those which we have found produce only undesira!le effects are therefore of primary importance.
atthews :dams in mind . 4= .onstructive imagination means mental la!or considered !y some to !e the hardest kind of la!or !ut if so it yields the greatest returns for all the great things in life have come to men and women who had the capacity to think to imagine and to make their dreams come true. )f your thought has !een critical or destructive and has resulted in any condition of discord or inharmony in your environment it may !e necessary for you to cultivate a mental attitude which will !e conducive to constructive thought.@earn to keep the door shut keep out of your mind out of your office and out of your world every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view. We all know that this is !y no means easy. C.)t is done. =. E3. )magination is a plastic power molding the things of sense into new forms and ideals. )f it is necessary if its manifestation in the o!2ective will !e a !enefit not only to you !ut to all whom it may affect in any way keep it5 treasure it5 it is of value5 it is in tune with the )nfinite5 it will grow and develop and produce fruit a hundred fold. E(ercise is necessary to cultivate mental muscle as well as physical muscle. /n the other hand it will !e well for you to keep this $uotation from Aeorge .ental ha!its are difficult to control !ut it can !e done and the way to do it is to !egin at once to su!stitute constructive thought for destructive thought. )magination is the light !y which we can penetrate new worlds of thought and e(perience. 3. E4... : !uilder cannot !uild a structure of any kind until he has first received the plans from the architect and the architect must get them from his imagination. )magination is the constructive form of thought which must precede every constructive form of action.ind that the real things are created and it is !y the use of the imagination that the work is done. +recedent said . E5. EE. *o not confuse )magination with Bancy or that form of day-dreaming in which some people like to indulge.aptain of )ndustry cannot !uild a giant corporation which may coordinate hundreds of smaller corporations and thousands of employees and utili7e millions of dollars of capital until he has first created the entire work in his imagination. 5. )n order to cultivate the imagination it must !e e(ercised. *ay-dreaming is a form of mental dissipation which may lead to mental disaster.4.aster .)t cannot !e done . /!2ects in the material world are as clay in the potter>s hand5 it is in the . . . )t must !e supplied with nourishment or it cannot grow. #he . #he imagination gathers up the material !y which the . Borm the ha!it of analy7ing every thought. )magination is the mighty instrument !y which every discoverer every inventor opened the way from precedent to e(perience. #he imagination will !e found to !e a great assistance in this direction5 the cultivation of the imagination leads to the development of the ideal out of which your future will emerge. e(perience said . ?.ind weaves the fa!ric in which your future is to !e clothed. EF. E2.
#hey constantly hold in mind the ne(t step necessary to the ideal for which they are striving. We know that this is so !ecause we know that all power is from within !ut it must !e developed unfolded cultivated. :ll power that any!ody can possi!ly use is within man only waiting to !e !rought into visi!ility !y his first recogni7ing it and then affirming it as his working it into his consciousness until he !ecomes one with it. 2E. +eople say that they desire a!undant life and so they do !ut so many interpret this to mean that if they will e(ercise their muscles or !reathe scientifically eat certain foods in certain ways drink so many glasses of water every day of 2ust a certain temperature keep out of drafts they will attain the a!undant life they seek. Dou can not entertain weak harmful negative thoughts ten hours a day and e(pect to !ring a!out !eautiful strong and harmonious conditions !y ten minutes of strong positive creative thought. 23. 24. <eal power comes from within. When man ceases to advance in his thoughts and ideals his forces immediately !egin to disintegrate and his countenance gradually registers these changing conditions. . When you have !ecome thoroughly conscious of the fact that . :s it is /mnipresent it must !e within you. #he @aw of :ttraction will certainly and unerringly !ring to you the conditions environment and e(periences in life corresponding with your ha!itual characteristic predominant mental attitude. :ll mistakes are !ut the mistakes of ignorance. 25. #he recognition and demonstration of knowledge is what constitutes power and this power is spiritual power and this spiritual power is the power which lies at the heart of all things5 it is the soul of the 1niverse. #houghts are the materials with which they !uild and the imagination is their mental work-shop. 22.E3. Not what you think once in a while when you are in church or have 2ust read a good !ook 91# your predominant mental attitude is what counts.ind is the only creative principle that it is /mnipotent /mniscient and /mnipresent and that you can consciously come into harmony with this /mnipotence through your power of thought you will have taken a long step in the right direction. 4? . -nowledge gaining and conse$uent power is what determines growth and evolution. #his knowledge is the result of man>s a!ility to think5 thought is therefore the germ of man>s conscious evolution. )n order to do this we must !e receptive and this receptivity is ac$uired 2ust as physical strength is gained !y e(ercise. E=.ind is the ever moving force with which they secure the persons and circumstance necessary to !uild their success structure and imagination is the matri( in which all great things are fashioned. 2F. )f you have !een faithful to your ideal you will hear the call when circumstances are ready to materiali7e your plans and results will correspond in the e(act ratio of your fidelity to your ideal. #he result of such methods is !ut indifferent. E?. %owever when man awakens to the truth and affirms his oneness with all @ife he finds that he takes on the clear eye the elastic step the vigor of youth5 he finds that he has discovered the source of all power. #he ideal steadily held is what pre-determines and attracts the necessary conditions for its fulfilment. EC. 4uccessful men make it their !usiness to hold ideals of the conditions which they wish to reali7e. #he ne(t step is to place yourself in position to receive this power.
Dou know that while it appears $uiet su!missive and innocent it is prepared to hurl a steel pro2ectile weighing thousands of pounds at an enemy many miles away5 this and much more you can !ring to mind with comparatively no effort whatever. Dou know that although it lies apparently o!livious to everything else it has eyes which see everything for miles around and nothing is permitted to escape its watchful vision. 4ee the grim monster floating on the surface of the water. )t is the few who know that the things which they see are only effects and understand the causes !y which these effects were !rought into e(istence. +ossi!ly there was opposition and speeches for or against the !ill. Dou know that every department is in charge of a!le trained skilled officials who have proven themselves competent to take charge of this marvellous piece of mechanism. )n the last +art you created a mental image5 you !rought it from the invisi!le into the visi!le. 3E. )f you do this you will develop imagination insight perception and sagacity. #his is the leaven which is gradually permeating the general consciousness and is largely responsi!le for the conditions of unrest which are everywhere evident.ongressmen represent8 #hey represent you and me so that our line of thought !egins with the 9attleship and ends with ourselves and we find in the last analysis that our own thought is responsi!le for this and many other things of which we seldom think and a little further reflection will develop the most important fact of all and that is if someone had not discovered the law !y which this tremendous mass of steel and iron could !e made to float upon the water instead of immediately going to the !ottom the !attleship could not have come into e(istence at all. 4C . #ake the same position as heretofore and visuali7e a 9attleship. Bollow the great steel plates through the foundries see the thousands of men employed in their production. 9ut from where did the order come to plan the vessel8 #he order pro!a!ly came from the 4ecretary of *efense. @et the thought carry you !ack still further in order to determine why they planned the vessel. #hese come not !y the superficial o!servation of the multitude !ut !y a keen analytical o!servation which sees !elow the surface. )t is thus that you may lead a charmed life and !e forever protected from all harm. )t is thus that you may !ecome a positive force where!y conditions of opulence and harmony may !e attracted to you. Dou know that there are hundreds of men ready to spring to their appointed task instantly.ongress had to pass a !ill appropriating the money. #here appears to !e no life anywhere a!out5 all is silence.23. 2?. Ao still further !ack and see the ore as it comes from the mine see it loaded on !arges or cars see it melted and properly treated Ao !ack still further and see the architect and engineers who planned the vessel. 2C. 9ut how did the !attleship come to !e where it is5 how did it come into e(istence in the first place8 :ll of this you want to know if you are a careful o!server. Dou will see that you are now so far !ack that the vessel is something intangi!le it no longer e(ists it is now only a thought e(isting in the !rain of the architect. 3F. Dou know that !y far the largest part of the vessel is under water out of sight. Whom do these . #his week ) want you to take an o!2ect and follow it !ack to its origination see of what it really consists. )t is thus that you may weave a garment of spirit and power into the we! of your entire e(istence. Dou know that the ship is as large and as heavy as a twenty-story skyscraper. 9ut pro!a!ly this vessel was planned long !efore the war was thought of and that . 2=.
.Brom the 4anskrit. @ook #o #his *ay Bor it is @ife the very @ife of @ife. @ook well therefore to #his *ayG .the specific gravity of any su!stance is the weight of any volume of it compared with an e$ual volume of water.32. When the thought has !een trained to look !elow the surface everything takes on a different appearance the insignificant !ecomes significant the uninteresting interesting5 the things which we supposed to !e of no importance are seen to !e the only really vital things in e(istence. 5F . Dou will find e(ercises of this kind invalua!le. )n )ts !rief course lie all the Merities and <ealities of your e(istence5 #he 9liss of Arowth5 #he Alory of :ction5 #he 4plendor of 9eauty5 Bor Desterday is !ut a *ream :nd tomorrow is only a Mision6 9ut #oday well lived makes every Desterday a *ream of %appiness and Every #omorrow a Mision of %ope. #his law is that . 33. #he discovery of this law revolutioni7ed every kind of ocean travel commerce and warfare and made the e(istence of the !attleship aircraft carriers and cruise ships possi!le.
=4. ==. =?. What is the result of imagination8 #he cultivation of the imagination leads to the development of the ideal out of which your future will emerge. What is the power with which successful men !uild8 . =2. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans.ind is the very moving force with which they secure the persons and circumstances necessary to complete their plans. #he light !y which we penetrate new worlds of thought and e(perience. What is the imagination8 : form of constructive thought. ?F. #o what do these lead8 /pulence and harmony. =C. What is the result of a keen analytical o!servation8 #he development of imagination insight perception and sagacity. What pre-determines the result8 #he ideal held steadily in mind attracts the necessary conditions for its fulfilment. =5. What are mistakes8 #he result of ignorance. What is knowledge8 #he result of man>s a!ility to think. %ow may it !e cultivated8 9y e(ercise5 it must !e supplied with nourishment or it cannot live. =3. 5E . #he mighty instrument !y which every inventor or discoverer opened the way from precedent to e(perience. %ow does imagination differ from day-dreaming8 *ay-dreaming is a form of mental dissipation while imagination is a form of constructive thought which must precede every constructive action.P-'t E+2/t St)(.e's =E. =3.
:t any rate those who possess all three %ealth Wealth and @ove find nothing else which can !e added to their cup of happiness. #here are only three things which can possi!ly !e desired in the . 2.world within. :ll will not so readily admit that Wealth is necessary !ut all must admit that a sufficient supply at least is necessary and what would !e considered sufficient for one would !e considered a!solute and painful lack for another5 and as Nature provides not only enough !ut a!undantly wastefully lavishly we reali7e that any lack or limitation is only the limitation which has !een made !y an artificial method of distri!ution. %old in mind the condition desired5 affirm it as an already e(isting fact.mechanism. Dour whims your wishes your fancies your am!itions may !e thwarted at every step !ut your inmost thoughts will find e(pression 2ust as certainly as the plant springs from the seed. )f you wish to change conditions you must change yourself. #he easiest and most natural way to do this is to select an affirmation which seems to fit your particular case.ause and effect are as a!solute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of material things. of attachment to the omnipotent power to which each individual has access. #he secret of finding them is simply to apply the proper . #he three things which all mankind desires and which are necessary for his highest e(pression and complete development are %ealth Wealth and @ove..haracter is not a thing of chance !ut it is the result of continued effort.Int'o()*t+on . :ll will admit that %ealth is a!solutely essential5 no one can !e happy if the physical !ody is in pain. 4uppose then we desire to change conditions how are we to !ring this a!out8 #he reply is simple6 9y the law of growth .two things cannot e(ist in the same place at the same time. P-'t N+ne E. 9y constant repetition it !ecomes a part of ourselves.P-'t N+ne )n this +art you will learn to fashion the tools !y which you may !uild for yourself any condition you desire. #he positive thought will destroy the negative as certainly as light destroys darkness and the results will !e 2ust as effectual. We are actually changing ourselves5 are making ourselves what we want to !e. and each of them can !e found in the . 52 . #his indicates the value of a powerful affirmation. :ll will pro!a!ly admit that @ove is the third or may!e some will say the first essential necessary to the happiness of mankind.world without.. . )f you are timid vacillating self-conscious or if you are over-an(ious or harassed !y thoughts of fear or impending danger remem!er that is a(iomatic that . E(actly the same thing is true in the mental and spiritual world5 so that your remedy is plainly to su!stitute thoughts of courage power self-reliance and confidence for those of fear lack and limitation. 3. :ction is the !lossom of thought and conditions are the result of action so that you constantly have in your possession the tools !y which you will certainly and inevita!ly make or unmake yourself and 2oy or suffering will !e the reward.
. %ow then are we to know the truth in order to attach this mechanism which will relate us to the )nfinite8 EE. We can make no mistake a!out this if we reali7e that truth is the vital principle of the 1niversal .). #he hum!lest intellect can readily foretell the result of any action when he knows that it is !ased on truth !ut the mightiest intellect the most profound and penetrating mind loses its way hopelessly and can form no conception of the results which may ensue when his hopes are !ased on a premise which he knows to !e false. #o think correctly is therefore to enter into the .) am whole perfect strong powerful loving harmonious and happy. #o know the truth is therefore to connect yourself with a power which is irresisti!le and which will sweep away every kind of discord inharmony dou!t or error of any kind !ecause the . . Dou have found that the . =. #o think correctly accurately we must know the . ?. is spiritual5 it must necessarily then always !e no less than perfect the affirmation.ost %igh. and .Whatsoever things we desire. if you please.ind and is /mnipresent. Bor instance if you re$uire health a reali7ation of the fact that the . .) am whole perfect strong powerful loving harmonious and happy' will !ring a!out harmonious conditions.4ecret +lace of the .#ruth is mighty and will prevail.:ll @ove. 5. 53 . Dou will find that it is the foundation the imperative condition the a!solute law of well-doing which means well-!eing. #he reason for this is !ecause the affirmation is in strict accordance with the #ruth and when truth appears every form of error or discord must necessarily disappear. #he affirmation . #he truth then is the underlying principle in every !usiness or social relation. #o know the #ruth is to !e in harmony with the )nfinite and /mnipotent power.:ll %ealth .. )f you see perfection they must manifest perfection. #hought is a spiritual activity and spirit is creative therefore the result of holding this thought in mind must necessarily !ring a!out conditions in harmony with the thought. )t is a condition precedent to every right action. C. is therefore an e(act scientific statement.4.aster--ey . and that the mechanism of attachment where!y we can consciously connect with this )nfinite supply is in our method of thinking..:ll 4u!stance . What shall we think8 )f we know this we shall have found the proper mechanism of attachment which will relate us to . E3. 3. )f you see sickness they will manifest sickness.. #o know the truth to !e sure to !e confident affords a satisfaction !eside which no other is at all compara!le5 it is the only solid ground in a world of dou!t conflict and danger. We have found that the 1niversal su!stance is .:lladin>s lamp . E2. #his mechanism may seem very simple when ) give it to you !ut read on5 you will find that it is in reality the . EF.#ruth.. the . in you is spiritual and that all spirit is one5 that wherever a part is the whole must !e will !ring a!out a condition of health !ecause every cell in the !ody must manifest the truth as you see it.). Every action which is not in harmony with #ruth whether through ignorance or design will result in discord and eventual loss in proportion to its e(tent and character.
#he method was e(plained in another lesson. :ndrews. Now ) know you want the formula and ) will give it to you as !riefly and $uickly as ) can.) am whole perfect strong powerful loving harmonious and happy. ) have made a special study of these cases and ) know there is no possi!le chance for him to get well. 2E.aster :rchitect who .). E5. )f you re$uire Wealth a reali7ation of the fact that the . E=. : letter from Brederick :ndrews offers the following insight6 EC.) would fight fight as long as there is a !reath of life to fight for.E4. Misuali7ation is a very different process from seeing5 seeing is physical and is therefore related to the o!2ective world the . 24.. %e who has learned to !ring the greatest spiritual truths into touch with the so-called lesser things of life has discovered the secret of the solution of his pro!lem.arsee since passed over said to my mother6 . ) kept 54 .world without ..*octor what would you do if he were your !oy8. E3.doeth all things well .#here is no possi!le chance . W.. #hat was the !eginning of a long drawn-out !attle with many ups and downs the doctors all agreeing that there was no chance for a cure though they encouraged and cheered us the !est they could. ) !uilt up an affirmation for myself taking the $ualities ) most needed and affirming for myself over and over again .. )t therefore possesses vitality5 it will grow. ) lost my little !oy the same way after doing everything for him that it was possi!le to do. E?. ) was a!out thirteen years old when *r. 2F. 9ut at last the victory came and ) have grown from a little crooked twisted cripple going a!out on my hands and knees to a strong straight well formed man. /ne is always $uickened made more thoughtful !y his nearness of approach to great ideas great events great natural o!2ects and great men. !ut Misuali7ation is a product of the imagination and is therefore a product of the su!2ective mind the . 23.rs. in you is one with the 1niversal mind which is all su!stance and is /mnipotent will assist you in !ringing into operation the @aw of :ttraction which will !ring you into vi!ration with those forces which make for success and !ring a!out conditions of power and affluence in direct proportion with the character and purpose of your affirmation. 4he turned to him and said6 . . )t is sometimes an inspiration to hear from someone who has actually put these principles to the test someone who has demonstrated them in their own life. @incoln is said to have !egotten in all who came near him the feeling awakened when one approaches a mountain and this sense asserts itself most keenly when one comes to reali7e that he has laid hold upon things that are eternal the power of #ruth. #he thing visuali7ed will manifest itself in form. 22. #. and he answered . Misuali7ation is the mechanism of the attachment which you re$uire.world within. #he mechanism is perfect5 it was created !y the . !ut unfortunately sometimes the operator is ine(perienced or inefficient !ut practice and determination will overcome this defect. )f you re$uire @ove try to reali7e that the only way to get love is !y giving it that the more you give the more you will get and the only way in which you can give it is to fill yourself with it until you !ecome a magnet.
2?. Whatever you desire for yourself affirm it for others and it will help you !oth.) am whole perfect strong powerful loving harmonious and happy. Bor myself ) never could find any help in denials.up this affirmation always the same never varying till ) could wake up in the night and find myself repeating . 23. #he only way to do this is to forget them which means get something for them. When a thought of anger 2ealousy fear or worry creeps in 2ust start your affirmation going. We reap what we sow. )t used to !e said that man is completely !uilt over every seven years !ut some scientists now declare that we !uild ourselves over entirely every eleven months5 so we are really only eleven months old. %erein is the e(planation of the origin of !oth good and evil. 1se it 2ust as it is5 take it into the silence with you until it sinks into your su!consciousness so that you can use it anywhere in your car in the office at home5 this is the advantage of spiritual methods5 they are always availa!le.an is the sum total of his own thoughts5 so the $uestion is how are we going to entertain only the good thoughts and re2ect the evil ones8 :t first we can>t keep the evil thoughts from coming !ut we can keep from entertaining them. . 4ee the roots penetrating the earth watch them shoot out in all 55 . . 3F.ause and Effect5 the recognition and application of this law will determine !oth !eginning and end5 it is the law !y which in all ages and in all times the people were led to !elieve in the power of prayer.Brederick Elias :ndrews 2C. )f our predominant mental attitude is one of power courage kindliness and sympathy we shall find that our environment will re2ect conditions in correspondence with these thoughts5 if it is weak critical envious and destructive we shall find our environment reflecting conditions corresponding to these thoughts. )t was the last thing on my lips at night and the first thing in the morning. #he way to fight darkness is with light " the way to fight cold is with heat " the way to overcome evils is with good. #houghts are causes and conditions are effects.:s thy faith is so !e it unto thee . 32. #hought is creative and will automatically correlate with its o!2ect. )f we !uild the defects !ack into our !odies year after year we have no one to !lame !ut ourselves. . is simply another shorter and a !etter way of stating it. Not only did ) affirm it for myself !ut for others that ) knew needed it. #his week visuali7e a plant5 take a flower the one you most admire !ring it from the unseen into the seen plant the tiny seed water it care for it place it where it will get the direct rays of the morning sun see the seed !urst5 it is now a living thing something which is alive and !eginning to search for the means of su!sistence. )f we send out thoughts of love and health they return to us like !read cast upon the waters5 !ut if we send out thoughts of fear worry 2ealousy anger hate etc.. #his is where the ready-made affirmation comes into play. 4pirit is omnipresent every ready5 all that is re$uired is a proper recognition of its omnipotence and a willingness or desire to !ecome the recipient of its !eneficent effects. #his is a .osmological law Ia universal lawJ the @aw of :ttraction the @aw of . ) want to emphasi7e this point. )f there is anything you re$uire it will !e well for you to make use of this affirmation5 it cannot !e improved upon. 25. 2=. 3E. :ffirm the good and the !ad will vanish. we will reap the results in our own lives.
When you are ena!led to make your vision clear and complete you will !e ena!led to enter into the spirit of a thing it will !ecome very real to you. %ow may we know the #ruth8 9y a reali7ation of the fact that #ruth is the vital principle of the 1niverse and is therefore omnipresent. Dou will !e learning to concentrate and the process is the same whether you are concentrating on health a favorite flower an ideal a complicated !usiness proposition or any other pro!lem of life. 9. What is the underlying condition necessary in every !usiness transaction or social relation8 #o know the #ruth. ?3. What is the result of any action !ased upon a false premise8 We can form no conception of the results which may ensue. What are the necessary re$uirements8 #he recognition of the omnipotence of spiritual power and the desire to !ecome the recipient of its !eneficent effects. ?4.#hought means life since those who do not think do not live in any high or real sense. CF.e's ?E. 33. What is the result of knowledge of the #ruth8 We can readily predict the result of any action that is !ased upon a true premise. ?3. What is the advantage of spiritual methods8 #hey are always availa!le.:.. ?2. :lcott 53 . Every success has !een accomplished !y persistent concentration upon the o!2ect in view. 4ee the stem shoot forward and upward watch it !urst through the surface of the earth see it divide and form !ranches see how perfect and symmetrical each !ranch is formed see the leaves !egin to form and then the tiny stems each one holding aloft a !ud and as you watch you see the !ud !egin to unfold and your favorite flower comes to view5 and now if you will concentrate intently you will !ecome conscious of a fragrance5 it is the fragrance of the flower as the !ree7e gently sways the !eautiful creation which you have visuali7ed. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans.directions and remem!er that they are living cells dividing and su!dividing and that they will soon num!er millions that each cell is intelligent that it knows what is wants and knows how to get it. 34. What is the condition precedent to every right action8 <ight thinking. What is the secret of the solution to every pro!lem8 #o apply spiritual #ruth. ?5. P-'t N+ne St)(. What is the imperative condition of all well-!eing8 Well doing. ??. . ?C. . ?=. #hinking makes the man. What is the nature of #ruth8 )t is spiritual.
%e thinks only in self-defense. #hat there is an a!undance for everyone is evident !ut that many fail to participate in this a!undance is also evident5 they have not yet come into a reali7ation of the 1niversality of all su!stance and that mind is the active principle where!y we are related to the things we desire. #he operation of this law is dependent upon spiritual contact as %enry *rummond says6 5= . -nowledge of cause and effect as shown !y the laws governing electricity chemical affinity and gravitation ena!les man to plan courageously and e(ecute fearlessly. )t has ena!led man to discover the law !y which these wonderful forces of Nature could !e harnessed and made to do the work of hundreds and thousands of men. )f he fails as a !usinessman he says that luck is against him. )t has ena!led man to discover laws where!y time and space have !een annihilated and the law of gravitation to !e overcome. When you win as you will you will know e(actly why.P-'t Ten )f you get a thorough understanding of the thought contained in +art #en you will have learned that nothing happens without a definite cause. #hese laws are called Natural @aws !ecause they govern in the physical world !ut all power is not physical power5 there is also mental power and there is moral and spiritual power. 3. )f he is a poor office man he says that he could succeed !etter at some outdoor work. +rofusion is manifested in everything. #he millions and millions of trees and flowers and plants and animals and the vast scheme of reproduction where the process of creating and recreating is forever going on all indicates the lavishness with which Nature has made provision for man. %e never thinks his pro!lem through to the end. #he evidence of this law is conclusive5 we see it on every hand. :ll wealth is the offspring of power5 possessions are of value only as they confer power. 2. Dou will know how to control any situation !y !ringing ade$uate causes into play. %e is free to follow the trail of truth wherever it may lead. #he ordinary man who has no definite knowledge of cause and effect is governed !y his feelings or emotions. Nowhere is economy o!served in any created thing. Events are significant only as they affect power5 all things represent certain forms and degrees of power. )f he lacks friends he says his individuality is too fine to !e appreciated. )n short he does not know that every effect is the result of a certain definite cause !ut he seeks to console himself with e(planations and e(cuses. Dou will !e ena!led to formulate your plans in accordance with e(act knowledge. %e sees the issue clear to the end and he meets the re$uirements fully and fairly and the result is that the world gives him all that it has to give in friendship honor love and approval. %e gets down to !ed rock facts regardless of conse$uences. Everywhere Nature is lavish wasteful and e(travagant. %e thinks chiefly to 2ustify his action.Int'o()*t+on . )f he dislikes music he says that music is an e(pensive lu(ury. P-'t Ten E. /n the contrary the man who understands that there is no effect without an ade$uate cause thinks impersonally. :!undance is a natural law of the 1niverse. 4. 4piritual power is superior !ecause it e(ists on a higher plane.
4olomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. E2.given dominion over all things. EF.' 3.ind that su!stance from which all things are created and as it takes root the law of growth !egins to take effect and we find that conditions and environment are !ut the o!2ective form of our thought. : similar passage e(ists !etween the Natural world and the 4piritual world5 this passage is hermetically sealed on the natural side. %u(ley says that the doctrine of 9iogenesis Ior life only from lifeJ is victorious all along the line and #yndall is compelled to say6 >) affirm that no shred of trustworthy evidence e(ists to prove that life in our day has ever appeared independent of antecedent life. ?.decree a thing and it shall !e esta!lished unto thee. #hought is the connecting link !etween the )nfinite and the finite !etween the 1niversal and the individual. #he law is that #hought is an active vital form of dynamic energy which has the power to correlate with its o!2ect and !ring it out of the invisi!le su!stance from which all things are created into the visi!le or o!2ective world. 5? .. No change of su!stance no modification of environment no chemistry no electricity no form of energy no evolution of any kind can ever endow a single atom of the mineral world with the attri!ute of @ife. We are simply individuali7ed spirit and are creating the conditions for our growth in e(actly the same way.+hysical laws may e(plain the inorganic 9iology e(plains and accounts for the development of the organic !ut of the point of contact 4cience is silent./nly !y the !ending down into this dead world of some living form can those dead atoms !e gifted with the properties of vitality5 without this contact with life they remain fi(ed in the inorganic sphere forever... :ll men or women who have every accomplished anything in the world of industry commerce or art have accomplished !ecause of this process. 9ut as the plant reaches down into the mineral world and touches it with the mystery of @ife so the 1niversal .. Even so a thought is dropped into the invisi!le su!stance of the 1niversal . With an understanding of this law you may .aster -ey !y which you are admitted into the 4ecret +lace of the .> =. )f the soul of the 1niverse as we know it is the 1niversal 4pirit then the 1niverse is simply the condition which the 1niversal 4pirit has made for itself. We have seen that there is an impassa!le !arrier !etween the organic and the inorganic and that the only way that matter can unfold is to !e impregnated with life5 as a seed reaches down into the mineral world and !egins to unfold and reach out the dead matter !egins to live a thousand invisi!le fingers !egin to weave a suita!le environment for the new arrival and as the law of growth !egins to take effect we see the process continue until the @ily finally appears and even . #hese !arriers have never yet !een crossed. . )t could not !e otherwise. .ost %igh and are . .5. #his is the law !y which and through which all things come into manifestation5 it is the . #he door is closed5 no man can open it no organic change no mental energy no moral effort no progress of any kind can ena!le any human !eing to enter the spiritual world.)n the physical world as we know it there e(ists the organic and the inorganic. EE. #he inorganic of the mineral world is a!solutely cut off from the plant or animal world5 the passage is hermetically sealed. C.ind reaches down into the human mind and endows it with new strange wonderful and even marvellous $ualities.
E=. )t will !e e(actly the same with you if you entertain thoughts which are not in accordance with the )nfinite and cannot therefore !e polari7ed there is no circuit. E3. )f your thought is in harmony with the creative +rinciple of Nature it is in tune with the )nfinite .ind will !ring a!out the result. 2F. We must take e(actly the same position5 we can do nothing to assist in the manifestation we simply comply with the law and the :ll-originating . EC. Dou are isolated.)t is not ) that doeth the works !ut the Bather that dwelleth in me %e doeth the work.an has to originate the intelligence where!y the )nfinite can proceed to !ring a!out a specific purpose or result. We see the law in operation everywhere.ind can !e depended upon to find the ways and means for !ringing a!out any necessary manifestation.. : lack of understanding of the laws governing in the invisi!le world has the same result and many are suffering the conse$uences all the time. #he thoughts cling to you harass you worry you and finally !ring a!out disease and possi!ly death. We know that the laws governing Electricity have !een formulated in such a way that this invisi!le power can !e controlled and used for our !enefit and comfort in thousands of ways. #his creative power depends upon our recognition of the potential power of spirit or mind and must not !e confused with Evolution. #he physician may not diagnose the case e(actly in this way he may give it some fancy name which has !een manufactured for the various ills which are the result of wrong thinking !ut the cause is the same nevertheless. What then is the result8 What is the result when a dynamo is generating electricity the circuit is cut off and there is no outlet8 #he dynamo stops. E4. :ll nature testifies to the operation of the law !y silently constantly e(pressing itself in the law of growth. We must however create the ideal and this ideal should !e perfect. %ow shall we operate in harmony with the law unless we know what the law is8 %ow shall we know what the @aw is8 9y study !y o!servation. Where there is life there must !e harmony so that everything that has life is constantly attracting to itself the conditions and the supply which is necessary for its most complete e(pression. . 5C . We know that messages are carried around the world that ponderous machinery does its !idding that it now illuminates practically the whole world !ut we know too that if we consciously or ignorantly violate its law !y touching a live wire when it is not properly insulated the result will !e unpleasant and possi!ly disastrous. #he great error of the present day is the idea that . Where there is growth there must !e life.reation is the calling into e(istence of that which does not e(ist in the o!2ective world.ind and it will form the circuit. Evolution is simply the unfolding of potentialities involved in things which already e(ist. E5. Nothing of this kind is necessary5 the 1niversal . E?. )n taking advantage of the wonderful possi!ilities opened up to us through the operation of this law we must remem!er that we ourselves contri!ute nothing to its efficacy as the Areat #eacher said6 . )t has !een e(plained that the law of causation depends upon polarity a circuit must !e formed5 this circuit cannot !e formed unless we operate in harmony with the law. )t will not return to you void !ut it is possi!le for you to think thoughts that are not in tune with the )nfinite and when there is no polarity the circuit is not formed.E3.
Now draw the point toward you a!out EF inches.2E. 22. #ry to see the s$uare perfectly. Dou will remem!er that your work was all in !lack5 change it to white to red to yellow. :!undance will not come to you out of the sky neither will it drop into your lap !ut a conscious reali7ation of the @aw of :ttraction and the intention to !ring it into operation for a certain definite and specific purpose and the will to carry out this purpose will !ring a!out the materiali7ation of your desire !y a natural law of transference. . )f you can do this you are making e(cellent progress and will soon !e ena!led to concentrate on any pro!lem you may have in mind. #his e(ercise consists in making an application of your knowledge. Now mentally draw two vertical lines connecting with this hori7ontal line at either end5 now draw another hori7ontal line connecting with the two vertical lines5 now you have a s$uare. Now place a point in the center of the circle. &#he vision always precedes and itself determines the reali7ation. Now you have a cone on a s$uare !ase. Dou must make the application.When any o!2ect or purpose is clearly held in thought its precipitation in tangi!le and visi!le form is merely a $uestion of time. -nowledge will not apply itself.' . Wisdom strength courage and all harmonious conditions are the result of power and we have seen that all power is from within5 likewise every lack limitation or adverse circumstance is the result of weakness and weakness is simply a!sence of power5 it comes from nowhere it is nothing " the remedy then is simply to develop power and this is accomplished in e(actly the same manner that all power is developed !y e(ercise. When you can draw a circle within the s$uare. 23. #his week select a !lank space on the wall or any other convenient spot from where you usually sit mentally draw a !lack hori7ontal line a!out si( inches long try to see the line as plainly as though it were painted on the wall. 24.@illian Whiting 3F . )f you are in !usiness it will increase and develop along regular channels possi!ly new or unusual channels of distri!ution will !e opened and when the law !ecomes fully operative you will find that the things you seek are seeking you.onstructive thought must necessarily !e creative !ut creative thought must !e harmonious and this eliminates all destructive or competitive thought. .
Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans.e's CE. C5. What is the remedy8 : conscious recognition of the @aw of :ttraction with the intention of !ringing it into e(istence for a definite purpose. C?. EFF. C3. C=. C3.P-'t Ten St)(. 1pon what does causation depend8 1pon polarity5 a circuit must !e formed. C4. %ow does life originate in the inorganic world8 /nly !y the introduction of some living form #here is no other way. /f what value are possessions8 +ossessions are of value only as they confer power. /f what value is a knowledge of cause and effect8 )t ena!les men to plan courageously and e(ecute fearlessly. Why is that so8 9ecause the 1niversal can manifest only through the individual. C2. #he 1niversal is the positive side of the !attery of life the individual is the negative and thought forms the circuit.Emerson 3E . Why do many fail to secure harmonious conditions8 #hey do not understand the law5 there is no polarity5 they have not formed the circuit.' . &: vivid thought !rings the power to paint it5 and in proportion to the depth of its source is the force of its pro2ection. What will !e the result8 #hought will correlate with its o!2ect and !ring it into manifestation !ecause thought is a product of the spiritual man and spirit is the creative +rinciple of the 1niverse. What is Wealth8 Wealth is the offspring of power. What is the connecting link !etween the finite and the )nfinite8 #hought is the connecting link. CC.
Bor this reason men who control giant industries are ena!led to determine with a!solute precision 2ust what percentage of every hundred thousand people will respond to any given set of conditions.. )t is well however to remem!er that while every effect is the result of a cause the effect in turn !ecomes a cause which creates other effects which in turn create still other causes. :s men of different virtues enter into partnership so do opposite poles attract each other elements that have no property in common like acids and gases cling to each other in preference and a general e(change is kept up !etween the surplus and the demand.Watchman at the Aate. Bi(ed laws underlie all human actions. 3.P-'t E3e0en Dour life is governed !y law " !y actual immuta!le principles that never vary. 32 . mentioned in a former lesson. )t has eliminated the elements of uncertainty and caprice from men>s lives and su!stituted law reason and certitude.: very distressing situation came into my life which could not have !een the result of my thought as ) certainly never entertained any thought which could have such a result. We fail to remem!er that like attracts like in the mental world and that the thought which we entertain !rings to us certain friendships companionships of a particular kind and these in turn !ring a!out conditions and environment which in turn are responsi!le for the conditions of which we complain. 3. We fre$uently hear it said . )nductive reasoning is the process of the o!2ective mind !y which we compare a num!er of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all. 4.Int'o()*t+on . @aw is in operation at all times in all places. 5. 2. @ike poles and like forces repel themselves or remain impenetra!le to each other and this cause seems in general sufficient to assign a proper place and distance to stars men and forces. )nduction proceeds !y comparison of facts. When !y virtue of this principle the world to which the senses were accustomed had !een revolutioni7ed when the sun had !een arrested in his course the apparently flat earth had !een shaped into a !all and set whirling around him. )t is the . When the inert matter had !een resolved into active elements and the 1niverse presented itself wherever we directed the telescope and microscope full of force motion and life we are constrained to ask !y what possi!le means the delicate forms of organi7ation in the midst of it are kept in order and repair. )t is this method of studying nature which has resulted in the discovery of a reign of law which has marked an epoch in human progress. 4o that when you put the @aw of :ttraction into operation you must remem!er that you are starting a train of causation for good or otherwise which may have endless possi!ilities. )t is the dividing line !etween superstition and intelligence. P-'t E3e0en E.
=.uvier is a!le to reconstruct the frame of this animal. 33 . #he instinctive wants of the animal and the intellectual wants of . %owever distant that land may appear induction has taught men to make strides toward it and has surrounded him with !enefits which are at the same time rewards for past fidelity and incentives for more assiduous devotion. )t is our privilege to !ecome conscious of the principle and act in accordance with it. : well-defined lawful want therefore furnishes the reason for the more comple( operations of nature. :s the interests of the individual are protected !y the arms of the country added to his own and his needs may depend upon certain supply in the degree that they are felt more universally and steadily in the same manner does conscious citi7enship in the <epu!lic of nature secure us from the annoyances of su!ordinate agents !y alliance with superior powers. E3. C. +ertur!ations are o!served in the motion of 1ranus. E3. E4. %aving recorded correctly the answers furnished !y nature and stretched our senses with the growing science over her surface having 2oined hands with the levers that move the earth we !ecome conscious of such a close varied and deep contact with the world without that our wants and purposes !ecome no less identified with the harmonious operations of this vast organi7ation than the life li!erty and happiness of the citi7en is identified with the e(istence of his government.uvier sees a tooth !elonging to an e(tinct race of animals. %ere we find a method the spirit of which is to !elieve that what is sought has !een accomplished in order to accomplish it6 a method !e$ueathed upon us !y the same +lato who outside of this sphere could never find how the ideas !ecame realities. EF. )f +lato could have witnessed the pictures e(ecuted !y the sun with the assistance of the photographer or a hundred similar illustrations of what man does !y induction he would perhaps have !een reminded of the intellectual midwifery of his master and in his own mind might have arisen the vision of a land where all manual mechanical la!or and repetition is assigned to the power of nature where our wants are satisfied !y purely mental operations set in motion !y the will and where the supply is created !y the demand. EE. E5. E2. :nd !y appeal to the fundamental laws of resistance or inducement offered to mechanical or chemical agents distri!ute the la!or to !e performed !etween them and man to the !est advantage of the inventor.uvier the wants of nature and of the mind of @everrier were alike and thus the results5 here the thoughts of an e(istence there an e(istence. :s the eye seeks and receives satisfaction from colors complementary to those which are given so does need want and desire in the largest sense induce guide and determine action. . #his tooth wants a !ody for the performance of its function and it defines the peculiar !ody it stands in need of with such precision that . )t is also an aid in concentrating and strengthening our faculties for the remaining part giving unerring solution for individual as well as universal pro!lems !y the mere operations of mind in the purest form. ?. @everrier needs another star at a certain place to keep the solar system in order and Neptune appears in the place and hour appointed.
E=.What things so ever ye desire when ye pray !elieve that ye receive them and ye shall have them. or when modern science says . 24. each statement when su!2ected to analysis is found to contain e(actly the same truth. :nd a still greater teacher has said . 23. :ll truth is the same whether stated in modern scientific terms or in the language of apostolic times. We are first to !elieve that our desire has already !een fulfilled5 its accomplishment will then follow. #he truth must !e told to each generation and to every people in new and different terms so that when the Areat #eacher said . 23. #he recognition of the marvellous power which is possessed !y the mind under proper conditions and the fact that this power can !e utili7ed directed and made availa!le for the solution of every human pro!lem is of transcendental importance. 22. EC. #he fruit of this thought is as it were a gift of the gods !ut a gift that few as yet reali7e appreciate or understand. /ur reason is given to us for the purpose of ascertaining the law !y which these results are accomplished. 2E. #o review6 )nductive reasoning is the process of the o!2ective mind !y which we compare a num!er of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all. We see people in every civili7ed country on the glo!e securing results !y some process which they do not seem to understand themselves and to which they usually attach more or less mystery..Baith is the su!stance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.hanging emphasis new language novel interpretations unfamiliar perspectives are not as some suppose signs of departure from truth !ut on the contrary they are evidence that the truth is !eing apprehended in new relations to human needs and is !ecoming more generally understood. #he operation of this thought process is seen in those fortunate natures that possess everything that others must ac$uire !y toil who never have a struggle with conscience !ecause they always act correctly and can never conduct themselves otherwise than with tact learn everything easily complete everything they !egin with a happy knack live in eternal harmony with themselves without ever reflecting much what they do or ever e(periencing difficulty or toil. 34 . #his concept is also ela!orated !y 4weden!org in his doctrine of correspondences. . or when +aul said . 25. I. #his is a concise direction for making use of the creative power of thought !y impressing on the 1niversal su!2ective mind the particular thing which we desire as an already e(isting fact. #he only difference is in the form of presentation. E?. #here are timid souls who fail to reali7e that the very completeness of truth re$uires various statements " that no one human formula will show every side of it.9elieve that ye receive and ye shall receive. 2F. We are thus thinking on the plane of the a!solute and eliminating all consideration of conditions or limitation and are planting a seed which if left undistur!ed will finally germinate into e(ternal fruition.#he @aw of :ttraction is the law !y which thought correlates with its o!2ect .ark EE624J #he difference of the tenses in this passage is remarka!le.
ind and it !ehoves us to span the gulf !etween !eing and doing theory and practice !y demonstrating our understanding of the dominion which we have !een given. : new faith has !een !orn a faith which demands a new form of e(pression. Brom this process of self contemplation comes inspiration which is creative intelligence and which is undenia!ly superior to every element force or law of nature !ecause it can understand modify govern and apply them to its own ends and purposes and therefore possess them. )t can do this !ecause it is an intelligent creative power. We all know many who have achieved the seemingly impossi!le who have reali7ed life-long dreams who have changed everything including themselves. 2C. We are standing on the threshold of a new era. 3E.Whatsoever things ye desire when ye pray !elieve that ye receive them and ye shall have them. is very definite and implies that the only limitation which is placed upon us in our a!ility to think to !e e$ual to the occasion to rise to the emergency to 35 .Whatsoever things. 3F. #hought reaches its loftiest activity when plunged into its own mysterious depth when it !reaks through the narrow compass of self and passes from truth to truth to the region of eternal light where all which is was or ever will !e melt into one grand harmony. Bor your e(ercise this week concentrate on the $uotation taken from the 9i!le . #he importance of this discovery has !een a little slow in reaching the general consciousness !ut it has arrived and already in every field of research the importance of this greatest of all great discoveries is !eing demonstrated. 33.2=. Wisdom !egins with the dawn of reason and reason is an understanding of the knowledge and principles where!y we may know the true meaning of things. Dou ask in what does the creative power of thought consist8 )t consists in creating ideas and these in turn o!2ectify themselves !y appropriating inventing o!serving discerning discovering analy7ing ruling governing com!ining and applying matter and force. #hey may have destroyed traditional forms which have !ecome anti$uated and impotent !ut nothing of value has !een lost. #he spirit which sleeps in the mineral !reathes in the vegeta!le moves in the animal and reaches its highest development in man is the 1niversal . 35. 9y far the greatest discovery of all the centuries is the power of thought.5 notice that there is no limitation . 34. 2?. 32. :ll that is re$uired is an understanding of certain definite fundamental principles and their proper application. Wisdom then is illuminated reason and this wisdom leads to humility for humility is a large part of Wisdom. We have sometimes marvelled at the demonstration of an apparently irresisti!le power which seemed to !e ever availa!le 2ust when it was most needed !ut it is all clear now. 33. #he conflict of modern science with theology the study of comparative religions the tremendous power of new social movements " all of these are clearing the way for the new order. #he time has arrived when man has learned the secrets of mastery and the way is !eing prepared for a new social order more wonderful than anything every heretofore dreamed of. :nd this faith is taking form in a deep consciousness of power which is !eing manifested in the present spiritual activity found on every hand.
EF4.e's EFE. Why is it scientifically e(act8 9ecause it is Natural @aw. What importance do you attach to an understanding of this law8 )t has eliminated the elements of uncertainty and caprice from men>s lives and su!stituted law reason and certitude. What is inductive reasoning8 #he process of the o!2ective mind !y which we compare a num!er of separate instances with each other until we see the common factor which gives rise to them all. &*eath is !ut the natural process where!y all material forms are thrown into the cruci!le for reproduction in fresh diversity. EF3. EF2.the su!stance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. What has this method of studying accomplished8 )t has resulted in the discovery of a reign of law which has marked an epoch in human progress. 33 . What great #eachers advocated it8 Kesus +lato 4weden!org. What is it that which guides and determines action8 )t is need want and desire which in the largest sense induce guide and determine action..remem!er that Baith is not a shadow !ut a su!stance . What is Baith8 . EFC. What is the result of this thought process8 We are thinking on the plane of the a!solute and planting a seed which if left undistur!ed will germinate into fruition. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. EF=.. EF3. EEF.Baith is the su!stance of things hoped for the evidence of things unseen. EF?. EF5. What is the formula for the unerring solution of every individual pro!lem8 We are to !elieve that our desire has already !een fulfilled5 its accomplishment will then follow. What is the @aw of :ttraction8 #he @aw !y which Baith is !rought into manifestation.' P-'t E3e0en St)(.
. We as individuals must make the application and the application consists in fertili7ing the thought with a living purpose. #hought is omnipotent and has the power to draw on the )nfinite !ank of primary su!stance for all that it re$uires.P-'t T.e30e E.an>s power to think is infinite5 conse$uently his creative power is unlimited. 5. #he time and thought which most persons waste in aimless effort would accomplish wonders if properly directed with some special o!2ect in view. Dou must first have the knowledge of your power5 second the courage to dare5 third the faith to do. )nfinite resources are therefore at your command. 2. Dou are not restricted as to material or cost. -nowledge does not apply itself. #he only way to keep from going !ackward is to keep going forward. #here are three steps and each one is a!solutely essential.e30e +art #welve is enclosed herewith. #his power to think is common to all. #here is no purpose in life that cannot !e !est accomplished through a scientific understanding of the creative power of thought. With this as a !asis you can construct an ideal !usiness ideal home ideal friends and an ideal environment. )f you have ever looked through the viewfinder on a video camera you found that when the o!2ect was not in focus the impression was indistinct and possi!ly !lurred !ut when the proper focus was o!tained the picture was clear and distinct.an is !ecause he thinks. 3. 3= . )n the fourth paragraph you will find the following statement6 . P-'t T. 1nless you can concentrate upon the o!2ect which you have in view you will have !ut a ha7y indifferent vague indistinct and !lurred outline of your ideal and the results will !e in accordance with your mental picture. 4. )f you concentrate upon the thoughts given if you give them your entire attention you will find a world of meaning in each sentence and will attract to yourself other thoughts in harmony with them and you will soon grasp the full significance of the vital knowledge upon which you are concentrating.Int'o()*t+on . Eternal vigilance is the price of success. We know that thought is !uilding for us the thing we think of and actually !ringing it nearer yet we find it difficult to !anish fear an(iety or discouragement all of which are powerful thought forces and which continually send the things we desire further away so that it is often one step forward and two steps !ackward.Dou must first have the knowledge of your power5 second the courage to dare5 third the faith to do. #his illustrates the power of concentration. . . )n order to do this it is necessary to center your mental force upon a specific thought and hold it there to the e(clusion of all other thoughts.
Dour result will !e a meaningless and chaotic com!ination of wasted material. )n many instances hypnotism is positively dangerous to the su!2ect as well as the operator. E4. #hey throw open their mental doors and soak themselves in the most poisonous currents which can !e found in the psychic world. EF. : thought may !e sent with the intention of hearing or seeing !ut it will !ring the penalty attached to the inversion of the principle involved.3. E5. #elepathy or thought transference has received considera!le attention !ut as it re$uires a negative mental state on the part of the receiver the practice is harmful. Dour a!ility to cooperate with this /mnipotence will indicate the degree of success with which you meet. #hey do not seem to understand that it is the a!ility to !ecome negative receptive and passive and thus drain themselves of all their vital force which ena!les them to !ring a!out these vi!ratory thought forms. Dou cannot change the )nfinite !ut you can come into an understanding of Natural laws. )t is often found then that money and property are not independence at all. #he result of this indecision and negative thought is often found in the loss of material wealth. EE. /f course worry fear and all negative thoughts produce a crop after their kind5 those who har!our thoughts of this kind must inevita!ly reap what they have sown. 1nfortunately this is the result which many are securing and the cause is self evident. =. #his practical working method cannot come to you until you learn that the only real power which you can have is the power to ad2ust yourself to *ivine and unchangea!le principles. )f a sculptor started out with a piece of mar!le and a chisel and changed his ideal every fifteen minutes what result could he e(pect8 :nd why should you e(pect any different result in molding the greatest and most plastic of all su!stances the only real su!stance8 ?. :gain there are the +henomena seekers who gormandi7e on the so-called proofs and demonstration o!tained at materiali7ing sNances. E2. #he reward of this understanding is a conscious reali7ation of your a!ility to ad2ust your thought faculties with the 1niversal #hought which is /mnipresent. 9ut your ideal must !e sharp clear-cut and definite. C. 3? . #o have one ideal today another tomorrow and a third ne(t week means to scatter your forces and accomplish nothing. 4upposed independence which re$uired many years of toil and effort suddenly disappears. #he power of thought has many counterfeits which are more or less fascinating !ut the results are harmful instead of helpful. No one familiar with the laws governing in the mental world would think of attempting to dominate the will of another for !y so doing he will gradually I!ut surelyJ divest himself of his own power. /n the contrary the only independence is found to !e a practical working knowledge of the creative power of thought. E3. #here are also the %indu worshippers who see in the materiali7ing phenomena which are performed !y the so-called adepts a source of power forgetting or never seeming to reali7e that as soon as the will is withdrawn the forms wither and the vi!ratory forces of which they are composed vanish.
Beeling is desire and desire is love. 3C . 9y the simple process of governing our thought forces today we help create the events which will come into our lives in the future perhaps even tomorrow. We then discern the a!solute necessity of seeing that every thought has the inherent germ of truth in order that the law of growth will !ring into manifestation good for good alone can confer any permanent power. EC. #here is no getting away from the law of love. Educated desire is the most potent means of !ringing into action the @aw of :ttraction. #he atoms in turn are !rought together !y the same law and form molecules. )f a light fails us we do not conclude that the laws governing electricity cannot !e depended upon and if the @aw of :ttraction seems to !e imperfectly demonstrated !y an ine(perienced or uninformed person we are not to conclude that the greatest and most infalli!le law upon which the entire system of creation depends has !een suspended. E=. #his is an eternal and fundamental principle inherent in all things in every system of +hilosophy in every <eligion and in every 4cience. :nd so we find that the law of love is the creative force !ehind every manifestation not only of atoms !ut of worlds of the 1niverse of everything of which the imagination can form any conception. #he principle which gives the thought the dynamic power to correlate with its o!2ect and therefore to master every adverse human e(perience is the @aw of :ttraction which is another name for love. )t is the com!ination of #hought and @ove which forms the irresisti!le force called the @aw of :ttraction. 22.olecules take o!2ective forms. 2E. . E?. #hought impregnated with love !ecomes invinci!le. )t is feeling that imparts vitality to thought. :ll of these perversions have their temporary satisfaction and for some a keen fascination !ut there is an infinitely greater fascination in a true understanding of the world of power within a power which increases with use is permanent instead of fleeting which not only is potent as a remedial agency to !ring a!out the remedy for past error or results of wrong thinking !ut is a prophylactic agency protecting us from all manner and form of danger and finally is an actual creative force with which we can !uild new conditions and new environment.ind is not only )ntelligence !ut it is su!stance and this su!stance is the attractive force which !rings electrons together !y the @aw of :ttraction so that they form atoms. We should rather conclude that a little more understanding of the law is re$uired for the same reason that a correct solution of a difficult pro!lem in . #hings are created in the mental or spiritual world !e fore they appear in the outward act or event.E3. We find this truth emphasi7ed wherever the power of thought is understood #he 1niversal . )f a !ridge falls we do not attri!ute the collapse to any variation of the law of gravitation. 2F. #he law is that thought will correlate with its o!2ect and !ring forth in the material world the correspondence of the thing thought or produced in the mental world. #here is no variation5 it is only the channel of distri!ution which may !e imperfect.athematics is not always readily and easily o!tained. )t is the operation of this marvellous @aw of :ttraction which has caused men in all ages and all times to !elieve that there must !e some personal !eing who responded to their petitions and desires and manipulated events in order to comply with their re$uirements. :ll natural laws are irresisti!le the law of Aravitation or Electricity or any other law operates with mathematical e(actitude.
2?. 9e sure to rela( let go !oth mentally and physically. =F . %e who desires wisdom power or permanent success of any kind will find it only within5 it is an unfoldment. Now reali7e your unity with omnipotence. . #he mind cannot comprehend an entirely new idea until a corresponding vi!ratory !rain cell has !een prepared to receive it. 24. We do not !elieve it. #his week go to the same room take the same chair the same position as previously. )f therefore you have not !een familiar with the /mnipotence of the @aw of :ttraction and the scientific method !y which it can !e put into operation or if you have not !een familiar with the unlimited possi!ilities which it opens to those who are ena!led to take advantage of the resources it offers !egin now and create the necessary !rain cells which will ena!le you to comprehend the unlimited powers which may !e yours !y cooperating with Natural @aw. . 2=. .#hought cannot conceive of anything that may not !e !rought to e(pression.Wilson.23. )t is !y concentration that deep thoughts wise speech and all forces of high potentiality are accomplished. #his is done !y concentration or attention. )t is in the 4ilence that you get into touch with the /mnipotent power of the su!conscious mind from which all power is evolved. +ower comes through repose. Aet into touch with this power.. . #his e(plains why it is so difficult for us to receive or appreciate an entirely new idea.ind and !ring it into manifestation reali7e that it will meet any and every re$uirement that you have e(actly the same potential a!ility which any individual ever did have or ever will have !ecause each is !ut an e(pression or manifestation of the /ne all are parts of the whole there is no difference in kind or $uality the only difference !eing one of degree. #he unthinking may conclude that the silence is very simple and easily attained !ut it should !e remem!ered that only in a!solute silence may one come into contact with *ivinity itself may learn of the unchangea!le law and open for himself the channels !y which persistent practice and concentration lead to perfection. 4ee that there are no tense muscles or nerves that you are entirely comforta!le. %e who first uttered it may !e only the suggester !ut the doer will appear.ome into a deep and vital understanding appreciation and reali7ation of the fact that your a!ility to think is your a!ility to act upon the 1niversal . #he intention governs the attention. We have no !rain cell capa!le of receiving it and we are therefore incredulous. :lways do this5 never try to do any mental work under pressure. 23.an is so constituted that he must first create the tools or implements !y which he gains the power to think. 25.
=E . EEC. #here is no deviation or variation. Why then does it sometimes seem to !e difficult to find the solution to our pro!lems in life8 Bor the same reason that it is sometimes difficult to find the correct solution to a difficult mathematical pro!lem. EE=. EE4. What is the principle which gives thought its dynamic power8 #he @aw of :ttraction which rests on vi!ration which in turn rests upon the law of love. #he operator is uninformed or ine(perienced.e's EEE.P-'t T. What is the reward of an understanding of these laws8 : conscious reali7ation of our a!ility to ad2ust ourselves to *ivine and unchanging principle. EE2. EE5. %ow is the practical working knowledge secured8 9y an understanding of Natural laws. EE3. Why is it impossi!le for the mind to grasp an entirely new idea8 We have no corresponding vi!ratory !rain cell capa!le of receiving the idea. %ow is wisdom secured8 9y concentration5 it is an unfoldment5 it comes from within. :ll Natural laws are irresisti!le and unchangea!le and act with mathematical e(actitude. %ow may any purpose in life !e !est accomplished8 #hrough a scientific understanding of the spiritual nature of thought. What three steps are a!solutely essential8 #he knowledge of our power the courage to dare the faith to do. E2F. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. Why is this law irresisti!le8 9ecause it is a Natural law. What will indicate the degree of success with which we meet8 #he degree in which we reali7e that we cannot change the )nfinite !ut must cooperate with it.e30e St)(. #hought impregnated with love !ecomes invinci!le. EE3. EE?.
P-'t T/+'teen +hysical science is responsi!le for the marvellous age of invention in which we are now living !ut spiritual science is now setting out on a career whose possi!ilities no one can foretell. )t e(plains the law !y which the thing pictured upon our mind eventually !ecomes our own. )n this way a generali7ation of facts which are rare strange or form the e(ception has !een the magnetic needle guiding to all the discoveries of inductive science. &#hey are the architects of greatness their vision lies within their souls they peer !eyond the veils and mists of dou!t and pierce the walls of un!orn #ime. #hey are the chosen few the !la7ers of the way. 4piritual science has previously !een the foot!all of the uneducated the superstitious the mystical !ut men are now interested in definite methods and demonstrated facts only. )t has !een a tendency and as might !e proved a necessity for science to seek the e(planation of everyday facts !y a generali7ation of those others which are less fre$uent and form the e(ception. 5. #his method was founded upon reason and e(perience and there!y destroyed superstition precedent and conventionality. We have come to know that thinking is a spiritual process that vision and imagination precede action and event that the day of the dreamer has come. #he rotting nations drop off from #ime0s !ough and only things the dreamers make live on.r. )t e(plains the law of causation !y which dreamers inventors authors financiers !ring a!out the reali7ation of their desires. )t is almost three-hundred years since @ord 9acon recommended this method of study to which the civili7ed nations owe the greater part of their prosperity and the more valua!le part of their knowledge5 purging the mind of narrow pre2udices denominated theories more effectually than !y =2 .akers of Empire they have fought for !igger things than crowns and higher seats than thrones. 3. . #hus does the lightning reveal a su!tle power constantly !usy to produce changes in the inorganic world and as dead languages now seldom heard once ruled among the nations so does a giant tooth in 4i!eria or a fossil in the depth of the earth not only !ear record of the evolution of past ages !ut there!y e(plains to us the origin of the hills and valleys which we inha!it today. #he following lines !y . #he pictures on its walls are visions from a dreamer0s soul. %er!ert -aufman are interesting in this connection. #hus does the eruption of the volcano manifest the heat which is continually at work in the interior of the earth and to which the latter owes much of her configuration. Walls crum!le and Empires fall the tidal wave sweeps from the sea and tears a fortress from its rocks. 4.' +art #hirteen which follows tells why the dreams of the dreamer come true.Int'o()*t+on . 2. P-'t T/+'teen E. Dour homes are set upon the land a dreamer found. #he !elted wheel the trail of steel the churning screw are shuttles in the loom on which they weave their magic tapestries.
9ut the greater the success which men have achieved in the inductive science the more does the whole tenor of their teachings and e(ample impress us with the necessity of o!serving carefully patiently accurately with all the instruments and resources at our command the individual facts !efore venturing upon a statement of general laws. E2. #o ascertain the !earing of the spark drawn from the electric machine under every variety of circumstances that we thus may !e em!oldened with Branklin to address in the form of a kite the $uestion to the cloud a!out the nature of the lightning. )f then we find that certain persons seem to possess unusual power what are we to conclude8 Birst we may say it is not so which is simply an acknowledgment of our lack of information !ecause every honest investigator admits that there are many strange and previously unaccounta!le =3 . C. 3. #his then is the true nature and scope of induction. #o assure ourselves of the manner in which !odies fall with the e(actness of a Aalileo that with Newton we may dare to ask the moon a!out the force that fastens it to the earth. EF. ?. EE. :n ever-increasing material may !e collected !y o!servation !ut the accumulated facts are of very different value for the e(planation of nature and as we esteem most highly those useful $ualities of men which are of the rarest occurrence so does natural philosophy sift the facts and attach a pre-eminent importance to that striking class which cannot !e accounted for !y the usual and daily o!servation of life. )t has lengthened life5 it has mitigated pain5 it has e(tinguished diseases5 it has increased the fertility of the soil5 it has given new securities to the mariner5 it has spanned great rivers with !ridges of form unknown to our fathers5 it has guided the thunder!olt from heaven to earth5 it has lighted up night with the splendor of day5 it has e(tended the range of human vision5 it has multiplied the power of the human muscles5 it has accelerated motion5 it has annihilated distance5 it has facilitated intercourse correspondence all friendly offices all dispatch of !usiness5 it has ena!led men to descend into the depths of the sea to soar into the air to penetrate securely into the no(ious recesses of the earth. )n short !y the value we set upon truth !y our hope in a steady and universal progress not to permit a tyrannical pre2udice to neglect or mutilate unwelcome facts !ut to rear the superstructure of science upon the !road and unchangea!le !asis of full attention paid to the most isolated as well as the most fre$uent phenomena.the keenest irony5 calling the attention of men from heaven to earth more successfully !y surprising e(periments than !y the most forci!le demonstration of their ignorance5 educating the inventive faculties more powerfully !y the near prospect of useful discoveries thrown open to all than !y talk of !ringing to light the innate laws of our mind. =. #he method of 9acon has sei7ed the spirit and aim of the great philosophers of Areece and carried them into effect !y the new means of o!servation which another age offered5 thus gradually revealing a wondrous field of knowledge in the infinite space of astronomy in the microscopic egg of em!ryology and the dim age of geology5 disclosing an order of the pulse which the logic of :ristotle could never have unveiled and analy7ing into formerly unknown elements the material com!inations which no dialectic of the scholastics could force apart.
)f we think of some form of material wealth we may secure it.reator the /riginal 4u!stance from which all things proceed. E=. E5. #he old orthodo( way of thinking was to !e &a worm' to !e satisfied with our portion whatever it is5 !ut the modern idea is to know that we are entitled to the !est of everything that the &Bather and ) are one' and that the &Bather' is the 1niversal . )f we can !e truly happy we shall have everything the world can give. 9y concentrated thought the re$uired conditions will !e !rought a!out and the proper effort put forth which will result in !ringing a!out the circumstances necessary to reali7e our desires5 !ut we often find that when we secure the things we thought we wanted they do not have the effect we e(pected. E3. Every phenomenon is the result of a definite cause and the cause is an immuta!le law or principle which operates with invaria!le precision whether the law is put into operation consciously or unconsciously. #hought will !ring a!out conditions in correspondence with the predominant mental attitude. /n the contrary we should carefully consider every fact which is !rought to our attention5 !y doing this we will more readily ascertain the law upon which it is !ased. What then is the proper method !y which to proceed8 What are we to think in order to secure what we really desire8 What you and ) desire what we all desire what everyone is seeking is %appiness and %armony. E?.olum!us *arwin Aalileo Bulton and Emerson " has !een su!2ected to ridicule or persecution5 so this o!2ection should receive no serious consideration. Now admitting that this is all true in theory and it has !een taught for two thousand years and is the essence of every system of +hilosophy or <eligion how are we to make it practical in our lives8 %ow are we to get the actual tangi!le results here and now8 =4 . 9ut we cannot !e happy unless we have health strength congenial friends pleasant environment sufficient supply not only to take care of our necessities !ut to provide for those comforts and lu(uries to which we are entitled. #his o!2ection has !een used against every advance in human knowledge. #herefore if we fear disaster as fear is a powerful form of thought disaster will !e the certain result of our thinking.phenomena constantly taking place. )t will !e found that the creative power of thought will e(plain every possi!le condition or e(perience whether physical mental or spiritual. )t is this form of thought which fre$uently sweeps away the result of many years of toil and effort. #hat is the satisfaction is only temporary or is possi!ly the reverse of what we e(pected. #hose who !ecome ac$uainted with the creative power of thought however will no longer consider them unaccounta!le. 4econd we may say that they are the result of supernatural interference !ut a scientific understanding of Natural @aws will convince us that there is nothing supernatural. 2F.ind the . )f we are happy ourselves we can make others happy. 2E. E4. #hird we may say that we are on &for!idden ground' that there are some things which we should not know. E3. EC. Every individual who has ever advanced a new idea " .
: happy thought cannot e(ist in an unhappy consciousness5 therefore the consciousness must change and as the consciousness changes all conditions necessary to meet the changed consciousness must gradually change in order to meet the re$uirements of the new situation.an the finite advise the )nfinite8 #his is the cause of failure of every failure. We recogni7e the /mnipresence of the 1niversal 4u!stance !ut we fail to appreciate the fact that this su!stance is not only /mnipresent !ut is /mnipotent and /mniscient and conse$uently will set causes in motion concerning which we may !e entirely ignorant. )t is e(actly the same with us5 we will get e(actly what we give !ut we shall have to give it first. 25. Nothing can !e accomplished in any other way. :re we to inform the /mniscient as to the proper channel to !e used to materiali7e our demand8 . When this tremendous fact !egins to permeate your consciousness when you really come into a reali7ation of the fact that you " not your !ody !ut the Ego the &)' the spirit which thinks " are an integral part of the great whole that it is the same in su!stance in $uality in kind5 that the .' . We can !est conserve our interests !y recogni7ing the )nfinite +ower and )nfinite Wisdom of the 1niversal .ind and in this way !ecome a channel where!y the )nfinite can !ring a!out the reali7ation of our desire.Branklin =5 . #he athlete may read !ooks and lessons on physical training all his life !ut unless he !egins to give out strength !y actual work he will never receive any strength5 he will eventually get e(actly what he gives5 !ut he will have to give it first. We have found that everything we get comes to us !y the @aw of :ttraction. 2=.22. 24. #his means that recognition !rings a!out reali7ation5 therefore for your e(ercise this week make use of the principle recogni7e the fact that you are a part of the whole and that a part must !e the same in kind and $uality as the whole5 the only difference there can possi!ly !e is in degree. #hought is a spiritual activity and is therefore creative !ut make no mistake thought will create nothing unless it is consciously systematically and constructively directed5 and herein is the difference !etween idle thinking which is simply a dissipation of effort and constructive thinking which means practically unlimited achievement. 23.ental )mage or an )deal we are pro2ecting a thought into the 1niversal 4u!stance from which all things are created. &)ncrease in me that wisdom Which discovers my truest interest 4trengthen my resolution #o perform that which wisdom dictates. )n creating a . )n the first place we must put our knowledge into practice.reator could create nothing different from %imself5 then you will also !e a!le to say &#he Bather and ) are one' and you will come into an understanding of the !eauty the grandeur the transcendental opportunities which have !een placed at your disposal. )t will then return to us many fold and the giving is simply a mental process !ecause thoughts are causes and conditions are effects5 therefore in giving thoughts of courage inspiration health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will !ring a!out their effect. #his 1niversal 4u!stance is /mnipresent /mnipotent and /mniscient. 23.
P-'t T/+'teen St)(. E23. 1pon what is this principle founded8 1pon reason and e(perience. What does it destroy8 4uperstition precedent and conventionality. Why is this so8 9ecause when we learn of a fact we can !e sure that it is the result of a certain definite cause and that this cause will operate with invaria!le precision. What class of facts are esteemed most highly8 #hose which cannot !e accounted for !y the usual daily o!servation of life. %ow have these laws !een discovered8 9y a generali7ation of facts which are uncommon rare strange5 and which form the e(ception. %ow will our !est interest !e conserved8 9y a recognition of the fact that a knowledge of the creative nature of thought puts us in touch with )nfinite power. %ow may we !e certain that this method is correct8 9y not permitting a tyrannical pre2udice to neglect or mutilate unwelcome facts. E2=. E3F. E2?. E22. E23. What is the method !y which natural philosophers o!tain and apply their knowledge8 9y o!serving individual facts carefully patiently accurately with all the instruments and resources at their command !efore venturing upon a statement of general laws. E2C. %ow may we account for much of the strange and heretofore une(plaina!le phenomena which is constantly taking place8 9y the creative power of thought. What is the result of this knowledge8 )t will e(plain the cause of every possi!le condition whether physical mental or spiritual. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. E25.e's E2E. =3 . E24.
3. )t will therefore have an e(actly opposite effect to the one usually secured.P-'t Fo)'teen Dou have found from your study thus far that thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore endowed with creative power. #his does not mean that some thought is creative !ut that all thought is creative. . We get results in e(act accordance with our understanding of the law and our a!ility to make the proper application. #his 1niversal 4u!stance is the source of all +ower Wisdom and )ntelligence. 2. <emem!er that the law of growth necessarily governs every manifestation in the o!2ective so that a denial of unsatisfactory conditions will not !ring a!out instant change. Dou are sapping their vitality. #his same principle can !e !rought into operation in a negative way through the process of denial.Int'o()*t+on . #o recogni7e this )ntelligence is to ac$uaint yourself with the knowing $uality of . #he 1niversal Energy in which all motion light heat and color have their origin does not partake of the limitation of the many effects of which it is the cause !ut it is supreme over them all. )t does not seem to have dawned upon them that wisdom is 2ust as much present everywhere as are force and su!stance. )t follows that if you deny unsatisfactory conditions you are withdrawing the creative power of your thought from these conditions. Kust as the least pressure of the atmosphere causes an action on the part of the weather vane so does the least thought entertained !y the conscious mind produce within your su!conscious mind action in e(act proportion to the depth of feeling characteri7ing the thought and the intensity with which the thought is indulged. 4. #he conscious and su!conscious are !ut two phases of action in connection with one mind. : plant will remain visi!le for some time after its roots have !een cut !ut it will gradually fade away and eventually disappear so the withdrawal of your thought from the contemplation of unsatisfactory conditions will gradually !ut surely terminate these conditions. P-'t Fo)'teen E.ind and through it to move upon the 1niversal 4u!stance and !ring it into harmonious relations in your affairs. #his is something that the most learned physical science teacher has not attempted " a field of discovery upon which he has not yet launched5 in fact !ut few of the materialistic schools have ever caught the first ray of this light. #he relation of the su!conscious to the conscious is $uite analogous to that !etween a weather vane and the atmosphere. 4ome will say if these principles are true why are we not demonstrating them8 :s the fundamental principle is o!viously correct why do we not get proper results8 We do. Dou are cutting them away at the root.ost persons concentrate intently upon unsatisfactory conditions there!y giving the condition that measure of energy and vitality which is necessary in order to supply a vigorous growth. Dou will see that this is an e(actly opposite course from the one which we would naturally !e inclined to adopt. == .
We know that scientists have resolved matter into an immense num!er of molecules5 these molecules have !een resolved into atoms and the atoms into electrons. 4ome are !usy !uilding tissue while others are engaged in forming the various secretions necessary for the !ody.ind is creative and the principle upon which this law is !ased is sound and legitimate and is inherent in the nature of things5 !ut this creative power originates not in the individual !ut in the 1niversal which is the source and fountain of all energy and su!stance5 the individual is simply the channel for the distri!ution of this energy. #his then is the 1niversal 4u!stance from which all things proceed. : num!er of electrons revolving around a center of force constitute an atom5 atoms unite in a!solutely regular mathematical ratios and form molecules and these unite with each other to form a multitude of compounds which unite to !uild the 1niverse. #he lightest known atom is hydrogen and this is E =FF times heavier than an electron. #his puts us in an entirely new relation to our environment opening up possi!ilities previously undreamed of and this !y an orderly se$uence of law which is naturally involved in our new mental attitude.We secured no results from the laws governing electricity until someone formulated the law and showed us how to apply it. :n atom of mercury is 3FF FFF times heavier than an electron. <oemer concluded the reason to !e t it re$uired E= minutes for light from the planet to traverse the diameter of the earth0s or!it which measured the difference of the distances of the earth from Kupiter. )t is also endowed with =? . ?. E2. 3. #he individual is the means !y which the 1niversal produces the various com!inations which result in the formation of phenomena. Electrons are pure negative electricity and as they have the same potential velocity as all other cosmic energy such as heat light electricity and thought IE?3 3FF miles per secondJ neither time nor space re$uire consideration. #he discovery of electrons in high vacuum glass tu!es containing fused terminals of hard metal indicates conclusively that these electrons fill all space5 that they e(ist everywhere that they are omnipresent. . Every part of the !ody is composed of cells some of which operate independently5 others in communities. Electrons would forever remain electrons unless directed where to go to !e assem!led into atoms and molecules and this director is . =.ind. EE. #hey fill all material !odies and occupy the whole of what we call empty space. 4ome act as carriers of material5 some are the surgeons whose work it is to repair damage5 some are scavengers carrying off waste5 some are constantly ready to repel invaders or other undesira!le intruders of the germ family. :ll these cells are moving for a common purpose and each one is not only a living organism !ut has sufficient intelligence to ena!le it to perform its necessary duties. #his calculation has since !een verified and proves that light travels a!out E?3 3FF miles a second. Electrons manifest in the !ody as cells and possess mind and intelligence sufficient for them to perform their functions in the human physical anatomy. When the earth was nearest to Kupiter the eclipse appeared a!out eight and one-half minutes too soon for the calculations and when the earth was most remote from Kupiter they were a!out eight and one-half minutes too late. 5. #he velocity of light was o!tained !y the *anish astronomer <oemer in E3=3 !y o!serving the eclipses of Kupiter0s moons. #he manner in which the velocity of light was ascertained is interesting. EF. C.
ind. : recognition and understanding of the resources of the su!conscious mind will indicate that the only difference !etween the su!conscious and the 1niversal is one of degree. +roofs of this are now so complete that this truth is generally accepted. 4o we see that things in themselves have no origin permanency or reality. We find that every man is the reflection of the thought he has entertained during his lifetime. E5.sufficient intelligence to conserve its energies and perpetuate its own life. E3. #his negative mind which is contained in every cell of the !ody has !een called the su!conscious mind !ecause it acts without our conscious knowledge. #he o!2ective world is controlled !y an unseen and heretofore une(plaina!le power. #he 1niversal . We have until now personali7ed this power and called it Aod. #his is the scientific e(planation for metaphysical healing and will ena!le anyone to understand the principle upon which this remarka!le phenomenon rests. We have found that this su!conscious mind is responsive to the will of the conscious mind.ind and the conscious mind is it not evident that the conscious mind can consciously suggest thoughts which the su!conscious mind will put into action and as the su!conscious is one with the 1niversal is it not evident that no limit can !e placed upon its activities8 =C . 22. EC. 9ehind every effect there is a cause and if we follow the trail to its starting point we shall find the creative principle out of which it grew. E=. 2F. 2E. 4ince they are produced !y thought they can !e erased !y thought. E3. *o you can you appreciate the value of this all-important fact5 do you reali7e that a recognition of this tremendous fact places you in touch with /mnipotence8 #he su!conscious mind !eing the connecting link !etween the 1niversal . We have now however learned to look upon it as the permeating essence or +rinciple of all that e(ists " the )nfinite or 1niversal . )n mental as in natural science e(periments are !eing made and each discovery lifts man one step higher toward his possi!le goal. #hey differ only as a drop of water differs from the ocean. )t is therefore apparent that there is mind in every atom of the !ody. :ll things have their origin in mind and appearances are the result of thought. #hey are the same in kind and $uality the difference is one of degree only. #his mind is negative mind and the power of the individual to think makes him positive so that he can control this negative mind. E?.ind. #he maintenance of health and of life itself depends upon the constant regeneration of the cells. E4.ind !eing infinite and omnipotent has unlimited resources at its command and when we remem!er that it is also omnipresent we cannot escape the conclusion that we must !e an e(pression or manifestation of that . Each cell is !orn reproduces itself dies and is a!sor!ed. #his is stamped on his face his form his character his environment. )t must therefore secure sufficient nourishment5 and it has !een found that it e(ercises choice in the selection of such nourishment.
)f you wish harmonious conditions in your life you must develop a harmonious mental attitude. #hought is the only reality5 conditions are !ut the outward manifestations5 as the thought changes all outward or material conditions must change in order to !e in harmony with their creator which is thought. &@earn to keep the door shut keep out of your mind and out of your world every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view. 2?.' .athew :dams ?F . 25. Dour world without will !e a reflection of your world within. <eading these lessons will get you nowhere. #he results which are secured in this way are not !rought a!out !y any special dispensations of +rovidence !ut on the contrary they are the result of the operation of a perfectly natural law. #here is therefore nothing either religious or mysterious a!out it.23. )f you enter into the discipline necessary to !ring a!out a radical change in your life you must do so deli!erately after giving the matter careful thought and full consideration5 and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision. 2=. Det there are many who are not ready to enter into the discipline necessary to think correctly even though it is evident that wrong thinking !rings failure. Bor your e(ercise this week concentrate on %armony. When ) say concentrate ) mean all that the word implies5 concentrate so deeply so earnestly that you will !e conscious of nothing !ut harmony. 24. 3F. : scientific understanding of this principle will e(plain the wonderful results which are secured through the power of prayer. Dou cannot take one step forward and two steps !ackward neither can you spend twenty or thirty years of your life !uilding up negative conditions as the result of negative thoughts and then e(pect to see them all melt away as the result of fifteen or twenty minutes of right thinking. #his discipline this change of thought this mental attitude will not only !ring you the material things which are necessary for your highest and !est welfare !ut will !ring health and harmonious conditions generally.Aeorge . 23. 3E. )t is in the practical application that the value lies. <emem!er we learn !y doing. 9ut the thought must !e clear cut steady fi(ed definite and unchangea!le. 2C.
%ow is the 1niversal differentiated in form8 #he individual is the means !y which the 1niversal produces the various com!inations which result in the formation of phenomena. E33. E3C.' ?E .e's E3E. E33. Where do all things have their origin8 )n mind.ind. E3?. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. E4F. E32. &#he mind has !een active in all fields during this fruitful century !ut it is to science we must look for the thoughts that have shaped all thinking. What is the result of a harmonious mental attitude8 %armonious conditions in life. E35. E3=. Where does the creative power of thought originate8 )n the 1niversal . What is the source of all Wisdom +ower and )ntelligence8 #he 1niversal . Where do all motion light heat and color have their origin8 )n the 1niversal Energy which is one manifestation of the 1niversal . What is thought8 .P-'t Fo)'teen St)(. E34. What is the first form which the 1niversal takes so far as we know8 Electrons which fill all space.ind.ind.ind in motion. What is the result of a change of thought8 : change in conditions. %ow is this accomplished8 #he power of the individual to think is his a!ility to act upon the 1niversal and !ring it into manifestation. #hought immaterial though it may !e is the matri( that shapes the issues of life.
P-'t F+4teen E.P-'t F+4teen E(periments with parasites found on plants indicate that even the lowest order of life is a!le to take advantage of natural law. a mem!er of the <ockefeller )nstitute. #he a!ility to o!tain what we re$uire for our growth continually increases as we reach higher planes and !roader visions and the greater our a!ilities to know what we re$uire the more certain ?2 . Arowth is attained through an e(change of the old for the new of the good for the !etter5 it is a conditional or reciprocal action for each of us is a complete thought entity and this completeness makes it possi!le for us to receive only as we give. We are a!le to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract and are a!le to e(tract from each e(perience only what we re$uire for our further growth.*. :fter the metamorphosis the animals leave the plants fly to the window and then creep upward on the glass. *ifficulties disharmonies and o!stacles indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need or refusing to accept what we re$uire. 2. 5. :ll the great eternal forces act in solemn silence !ut it is in our power to place ourselves in harmony with them and thus e(press a life of comparative peace and happiness. +h. )t will e(plain that these laws operate to our advantage5 that all conditions and e(periences that come to us are for our !enefit5 that we gain strength in proportion to the effort e(pended and that our happiness is !est attained through a conscious cooperation with natural laws. 4. /ur a!ility to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we attain. #his e(periment was made !y Kac$ues @och . +art Bifteen will tell you more a!out the law under which we live.. &)n order to o!tain the material potted rose !ushes are !rought into a room and placed in front of a closed window. *. . )f the plants are allowed to dry out the aphids IparasitesJ previously wingless change to winged insects. E(periments such as these indicate that /mniscience as well as /mnipotence is omnipresent and that the tiniest living thing can take advantage of it in an emergency.Int'o()*t+on . #he only method !y which they could save themselves from starvation was to grow temporary wings and fly which they did. 3. We cannot o!tain what we lack if we cling tenaciously to what we have. #hese laws are immuta!le and we cannot escape from their operation.' )t is evident that these tiny insects found that the plants on which they had !een thriving were dead and that they could therefore secure nothing more to eat and drink from this source. #he laws under which we live are designed solely for our advantage.
=. @ove is a product of the emotions. :ll conditions and e(periences that come to us do so for our !enefit. *ifficulties and o!stacles will continue to come until we a!sor! their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth.we shall !e to discern its presence to attract it and to a!sor! it. EF. )t is love which imparts vitality to thought and thus ena!les it to germinate. ?3 . )t is therefore essential that the emotions !e controlled and guided !y the intellect and reason. C. E2. )t is evident therefore that if we wish desira!le conditions we can afford to entertain only desira!le thoughts. /ur highest happiness will !e !est attained through our understanding of and conscious cooperation with natural laws. We gain permanent strength e(actly to the e(tent of the effort re$uired to overcome difficulties. #his leads to the inevita!le conclusion that if we wish to e(press a!undance in our lives we can afford to think a!undance only and as words are only thoughts taking form we must !e especially careful to use nothing !ut constructive and harmonious language which when finally crystalli7ed into o!2ective forms will prove to our advantage. We manifest more and more life as our thought !ecomes clarified and takes higher planes. #he ine(ora!le re$uirements of growth demand that we e(ert the greatest degree of attraction for what is perfectly in accord with us. #hey take hold of the ether and !y setting it in motion reproduce the thought to others in the form of sound. E3. #his is o!tained with greater facility as we use word-pictures that are clearly defined and relieved of the conceptions attached to them on lower planes of thought. #he first form which thought will find is language5 this determines the importance of words5 they are the first manifestation of thought " the vessels in which thought is carried. We cannot escape from the pictures we incessantly photograph on the mind and this photography of erroneous conceptions is e(actly what is !eing done !y the use of words when we use any form of language which is not identified with our welfare. EE. )t is with words that we must e(press our thoughts and if we are to make use of higher forms of truth we may use only such material as has !een carefully and intelligently selected with this purpose in view. )n order to possess vitality thought must !e impregnated with love. E3. ?. E4. #he @aw of :ttraction " or the law of love for they are one and the same " will !ring to it the necessary material for its growth and maturity. E5. #hat we reap what we sow is mathematically e(act. #hought may lead to action of any kind !ut whatever the action it is simply the thought attempting to e(press itself in visi!le form. E=. Nothing may reach us e(cept what is necessary for our growth.
%ow shall we identify a vital thought8 What are its distinguishing characteristics8 )t must have principle. 25. ?4 . Words are thoughts and are therefore an invisi!le and invinci!le power which will finally o!2ectify themselves in the form they are given.E?.an. 9ut this is a fact which will ena!le you to destroy every manner of discord lack and limitation. Words may !ecome mental palaces that will live forever or they may !ecome shacks which the first !ree7e will carry away. )f we know the #ruth we cannot !e deceived !y error.athematics !ut none of error5 there is a principle of health !ut none of disease5 there is a principle of truth !ut none of dishonesty5 there is a principle of light !ut none of darkness and there is a principle of a!undance !ut none of poverty. #his wonderful power of clothing thoughts in the form of words is what differentiates man from the rest of the animal kingdom5 !y the use of the written word he has !een ena!led to look !ack over the centuries to see the stirring scenes !y which he has come into his present inheritance. Where there is health there will !e no disease. We know that the 1niversal #hought has for its goal the creation of form and we know that the individual thought is likewise forever attempting to e(press itself in form. %e has !een ena!led to come into communion with the greatest writers and thinkers of all time and the com!ined record which we possess today is therefore the e(pression of 1niversal #hought as it has !een seeking to take form in the mind of . 23. #here can !e no $uestion !ut that he who is wise enough to understand will readily recogni7e that the creative power of thought places an invinci!le weapon in his hands and makes him a master of destiny. %ow shall we know that this is true8 9ecause if we apply the principle of . 22. 2=. )f we let in light there can !e no darkness5 and where there is a!undance there can !e no poverty. 2E. )n them we find the history of the past as well as the hope of the future5 they are living messengers from which every human and superhuman activity is !orn. EC. 2F.athematics correctly we shall !e certain of our results. %ow shall we identify principle8 24. #hey may delight the eye as well as the ear5 they may contain all knowledge. #he !eauty of the word consists in the !eauty of the thought5 the power of the word consists in the power of the thought and the power of the thought consists in its vitality. We know that the word is a thought-form and a sentence is a com!ination of thought-forms5 therefore if we wish our ideal to !e !eautiful or strong we must see that the words out of which this temple will eventually !e created are e(act that they are put together carefully5 !ecause accuracy in !uilding words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civili7ation and is a passport to success. #hese are self-evident facts !ut the all-important truth that a thought containing principle is vital and therefore contains life and conse$uently takes root and eventually !ut surely and certainly displaces the negative thoughts which !y their very nature can contain no vitality is one which seems to have !een overlooked. 23. #here is a principle of . 2?.
)nsight ena!les us to plan to advantage and to turn our thought and attention in the right direction instead of into channels which can yield no possi!le return.all to mind the fact that unused knowledge passes from the mind that the value of the information is in the application of the principle5 continue this line of thought until you gain sufficient insight to formulate a definite program for applying this principle to your own particular pro!lem. )nsight is therefore a!solutely essential for the development of any great achievement !ut with it we may enter e(plore and possess any mental field.2C. )nsight is a faculty of the mind where!y we are ena!led to e(amine facts and conditions at long range a kind of human telescope5 it ena!les us to understand the difficulties as well as the possi!ilities in any undertaking. )nsight is a product of the world within and is developed in the 4ilence !y concentration. 3F. 32. 33. 3E. 33. )t takes us at our word5 we have asked for something5 we are now to receive it5 we have made our !ed we are now to lie in it5 the die has !een cast5 the threads will carry out the pattern we have made. @et the thought dwell on the fact that knowledge does not apply itself and that our actions are not governed !y knowledge !ut !y custom precedent and ha!it5 that the only way we can get ourselves to apply knowledge is !y a determined conscious effort. &#hink truly and thy thoughts 4hall the world0s famine feed5 4peak truly and each word of thine 4hall !e a fruitful seed5 @ive truly and thy life shall !e : great and no!le creed. )n the physical world there is a law of compensation which is that &the appearance of a given amount of energy anywhere means the disappearance of the same amount somewhere else ' and so we find that we can get only what we give. Bor this reason )nsight must !e e(ercised so that the thought which we entertain contains no mental moral or physical germ which we do not wish o!2ectified in our lives. Bor your e(ercise this week concentrate on )nsight5 take your accustomed position and focus the thought on the fact that to have knowledge of the creative power of thought does not mean to possess the art of thinking. 34. )f we pledge ourselves to a certain action we must !e prepared to assume the responsi!ility for the development of that action. 35. #he su!conscious cannot reason.' . )nsight ena!les us to !e prepared for the o!stacles which we shall meet5 we can therefore overcome them !efore they have any opportunity to cause difficulty. .%oratio 9onar ?5 .
. What determines the degree of harmony which we attain8 /ur a!ility to o!tain what we re$uire for our growth from each e(perience. E43.e's E4E. %ow are desira!le conditions secured8 9y entertaining desira!le thoughts only. %ow is the necessary material secured !y which the growth development and maturity of the idea take form8 #he law of love which is the creative principle of the 1niverse imparts vitality to the thought and the @aw of :ttraction !rings the necessary su!stance !y the law of growth. #he same principle applies to every form of negative thought. E44. We do not have to la!oriously shovel the darkness out5 all that is necessary is to turn on the light. %ow can we overcome every kind of fear lack. %ow may we recogni7e principle8 9y a conscious reali7ation of the fact that #ruth invaria!ly destroys error. What do difficulties and o!stacles indicate8 #hat they are necessary for our wisdom and spiritual growth.P-'t F+4teen St)(. %ow may these difficulties !e avoided8 9y a conscious understanding of and cooperation with Natural laws. What is the value of )nsight8 )t ena!les us to understand the value of applying the knowledge which we gain. E45. E42. E5F.' ?3 .any seem to think that knowledge will automatically apply itself which is !y no means true. #hat we reap what we sow is scientifically e(act. limitation poverty and discord8 9y su!stituting principle for error. %ow are undesira!le conditions !rought a!out8 9y thinking discussing and visuali7ing conditions of lack limitation disease disharmony and discord of every kind. &#o every man there openeth a way :nd the high soul clim!s the high way :nd the low soul gropes the low5 :nd in !etween on the misty flats #he rest drift to and fro. E4=. What is the principle !y which thought manifests itself in form8 #he @aw of :ttraction. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. #his mental photography of erroneous conceptions is taken up !y the su!conscious and the @aw of :ttraction will inevita!le crystalli7e it into o!2ective form. E4C. 9ut to every man there openeth : high way and a low :nd every man decideth #he way his soul shall go. E4?. E43.
)t governs the life of individuals and of nations and it dominates the activities of the commercial world. #he ne(t seven represents the period of adolescence. 5. P-'t S+1teen E. ?= . 3. #he fourth period marks the attainment of full growth. With such an ideal in mind the ways and means can and will !e provided !ut the mistake must not !e made of su!stituting the means for the end. Wealth should then never !e desired as an end !ut simply as a means of accomplishing an end. #he ne(t seven the period of childhood representing the !eginning of individual responsi!ility. When we consider the small addition made !y wealth to the happiness of the possessor we find that the true value consists not in its utility !ut in its e(change. #he ne(t from 35 to 42 is a period of reactions and changes and this in turn is followed !y a period of reconstruction ad2ustment and recuperation so as to !e ready for a new cycle of sevens !eginning with the fiftieth year. #he fifth period is the constructive period when men !egin to ac$uire property possessions a home and family. #hose familiar with these cycles will not !e distur!ed when things seem to go wrong !ut can apply the principle outlined in these lessons with the full assurance that a higher law will invaria!ly control all other laws and that through an understanding and conscious operation of spiritual laws we can convert every seeming difficulty into a !lessing. #he first seven years is the period of infancy. #hese periods are governed !y the 4eptimal @aw. @ife is growth and growth is change. 4uccess is contingent upon a higher ideal than the mere accumulation of riches and he who aspires to such success must formulate an ideal for which he is willing to strive.apital is an effect not a cause5 a servant not a master5 a means not an end. #his e(change value makes it a medium for securing the things of real value where!y our ideals may !e reali7ed. Wealth is a product of la!or. #he most commonly accepted definition of wealth is that it consists of all useful and agreea!le things which possess e(change value.P-'t S+1teen #he vi!ratory activities of the planetary 1niverse are governed !y a law of periodicity. Everything that lives has periods of !irth growth fruitage and decline. . 2. Each seven-year period takes us into a new cycle.Int'o()*t+on . #he @aw of 4evens governs the days of the week the phases of the moon the harmonies of sound light heat electricity magnetism atomic structure. #here must !e a definite fi(ed purpose an ideal. 4. 3. )t is this e(change value which is the predominant characteristic of wealth.
#hese men had no other power to depend upon !ut it did not fail them.FF a year that 4ir #homas @ipton started with only 25 cents. E4. )t is !y the e(ercise of this power that we take our fate out of the hands of chance and consciously make for ourselves the e(periences which we desire !ecause when we consciously ?? . #he power to create depends entirely upon spiritual power.ulford said6 &#he man of success is the man possessed of the greatest spiritual understanding and every great fortune comes of superior and truly spiritual power. ?.' 1nfortunately there are those who fail to recogni7e this power5 they forget that :ndrew . :s in all other things our a!ility to recogni7e it and use it properly is the necessary condition for attainment. #hese e(periences are largely the result of environment chance past thinking and other forms of negative thought and must !e su!2ected to careful analysis !efore !eing entertained. )n an article in Every!ody0s .arnegie0s mother had to help support the family when they came to :merica that %arriman0s father was a poor clergyman with a salary of only O2FF. %ere we have a vision of the law we see cause and effect we see that thought necessarily precedes and determines action. #he following conversation with the reporter shows his power of ideali7ation concentration and visuali7ation all spiritual powers6 C. E3. )f we are wise we shall come into a reali7ation of the tremendous fact that no ar!itrary condition can e(ist for a moment and that human e(perience is the result of an orderly and harmonious se$uence. #here are three steps6 ideali7ation visuali7ation and materiali7ation. E2. #he successful !usinessman is more often than not an idealist and is ever striving for higher and higher standards. &*id you actually envision to yourself the whole thing8 ) mean did you or could you really close your eyes and see the tracks8 :nd the trains running8 and hear the whistles !lowing6 *id you go as far as that8' &Des. 1se determines its e(istence. %ow then shall we determine what is to enter into the world within8 E5. #his is !rought a!out !y the @aw of :ttraction.=. Blagler the 4tandard /il multimillionaire admitted that the secret of his success was his power to see a thing in its completeness. #he su!tle forces of thought as they crystalli7e in our daily moods is what constitutes life. E3.aga7ine %enry . Every captain of industry depends upon this power e(clusively. #hought is the plastic material with which we !uild images of our growing conception of life. /n the other hand we can form our own mental images through our own internal processes of thought regardless of the thoughts of others regardless of e(ternal conditions regardless of environment of every kind5 and it is !y the e(ercise of this power that we can control our own destiny !ody mind and soul. +remature wealth is !ut the forerunner of humiliation and disaster !ecause we cannot permanently retain anything which we do not merit or which we have not earned. Whatever enters the mind through the senses or the o!2ective mind will impress the mind and result in a mental image which will !ecome a pattern for the creative energies.. EE.' EF.' &%ow clearly8' &Mery clearly. #he conditions we meet in the world without correspond to the conditions which we find in the world within. +rentice .
2F. E?. )f you desire to visuali7e a different environment the process is simply to hold the ideal in mind until your vision has !een made real. )f the thought is destructive it will have within itself the germ of its own dissolution5 it will die !ut in the process of dying it will !ring sickness disease and every other form of discord. :nd finally the vitality depends upon the feeling with which the thought is impregnated. 23. Dou will readily see that what we think determines the $uality of mind and that the $uality of mind in turn determines our a!ility and mental capacity and you can readily understand that the improvement in our a!ility will naturally !e followed !y increase in attainment and a greater control of circumstances. #he $uality depends upon its su!stance and this depends upon the material of which the mind is composed5 if this material has !een woven from thoughts of vigor strength courage determination the thought will possess these $ualities. #his we call evil and when we !ring it upon ourselves some of us are disposed to attri!ute our difficulties to a 4upreme 9eing !ut this 4upreme 9eing is simply . %ow then are we to control thought5 what is the process8 #o think is to create a thought !ut the result of the thought will depend upon its form its $uality and its vitality. 22.reali7e a condition that condition will eventually manifest in our lives. 3F. Aood and evil are therefore not entities5 they are simply words which we use to indicate the result of our actions and these actions are in turn determined !y the character of our thought. 2C. )f our thought is constructive and harmonious we manifest good5 if it is destructive and discordant we manifest evil. ?C . 23. 2E. #herefore to control thought is to control circumstances conditions environment and destiny. /ur a!ility to differentiate it into form is our a!ility to manifest good or evil. EC.ind in e$uili!rium. E=. )t is therefore evident that in the last analysis thinking is the one great cause in life. )f the thought is constructive it will possess vitality5 it will have life it will grow develop e(pand it will !e creative5 it will attract to itself everything necessary for its complete development. 25. )t is sometimes not plain how character a!ility attainment achievement environment and destiny can !e controlled through the power of visuali7ation !ut this is an e(act scientific fact. 24. )t is neither good nor !ad it simply is. Aive no thought to persons places or things5 these have no place in the a!solute5 the environment you desire will contain everything necessary5 the right persons and the right things will come at the right time and to the right place. 2?. #he form will depend upon the mental images from which it emanates5 this will depend upon the depth of the impression the predominance of the idea the clarity of the vision the !oldness of the image. 2=.
Dou will need no further evidence. Bor your e(ercise this week try to !ring yourself to a reali7ation of the important fact that harmony and happiness are states of consciousness and do not depend upon the possession of things5 that things are effects and come as a conse$uence of correct mental states. Misuali7ation must of course !e directed !y the will. #his is scientific or correct thinking. 4u!2ect every idea to a searching analysis and accept nothing which is not scientifically e(act. #his reali7ation will !ring a!out everything which is necessary for our complete en2oyment. We are to visuali7e e(actly what we want5 we must !e careful not to let the imagination run riot. 34.ind which is the su!stance of all things. #his mental attitude is !rought a!out !y a reali7ation of our spiritual nature and our unity with the 1niversal . )magination is a good servant !ut a poor master and unless it is controlled it may easily lead us into all kinds of speculations and conclusions which have no !asis or foundation whatever of fact.' . We must therefore construct only such mental images as are known to !e scientifically true. 9eecher CF . &: man might frame and let loose a star to roll in its or!it and yet not have done so memora!le a thing !efore Aod as he who lets a golden-or!ed thought to roll through the generations of time. #his process of thinking forms impressions on the mind and these impressions in turn form concepts and ideals and they in turn are the plans from which the .3E. +sychologists have come to the conclusion that there is !ut one sense the sense of feeling and that all other senses are !ut modifications of this one sense5 this !eing true we know why feeling is the very fountainhead of power why the emotions so easily overcome the intellect and why we must put feeling into our thought if we wish results. W. 35. 32. #hought and feeling is the irresisti!le com!ination. )t is much the same as insight and is one of the great secrets of success in all important undertakings.aster :rchitect will weave the future. When you do this you will attempt nothing !ut what you know you can carry out and success will crown your efforts5 this is what !usinessmen call far-sightedness. We can only see what already e(ists in the o!2ective world !ut what we visuali7e already e(ists in the spiritual world and this visuali7ation is a su!stantial token of what will one day appear in the o!2ective world if we are faithful to our ideal.' )f you want any evidence of this fact simply compare the results of your efforts in your own life when your actions were prompted !y high ideals and when you had selfish or ulterior motives in mind. Every kind of plausi!le opinion is lia!le to !e accepted without any analytical e(amination and the inevita!le result is mental chaos. When we succeed in !ringing a!out this mental attitude it is comparatively easy to reali7e our desire as an already accomplished fact5 when we can do this we shall have found the &#ruth' which makes us &free' from every lack or limitation of any kind. 33. 4o that if we desire material possession of any kind our chief concern should !e to ac$uire the mental attitude which will !ring a!out the result desired. 33. #he reason for this is not difficult5 visuali7ation is a form of imagination. )f you wish to !ring a!out the reali7ation of any desire form a mental picture of success in your mind !y consciously visuali7ing your desire5 in this way you will !e compelling success you will !e e(ternali7ing it in your life !y scientific methods. )t will thus !e seen that Natural laws work in a perfectly natural and harmonious manner5 everything seems to &2ust happen.%.
Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. &#he greatest events of an age are its !est thoughts. )t is the nature of thought to find its way into action. 1pon what does this power depend8 1pon use5 use determines its e(istence. E53. What is the source of all evil8 *estructive thinking. CE . E55.' -9ovee. E5?. 1pon what does wealth depend8 1pon an understanding of the creative nature of thought. E5C. Why is this so8 9ecause thought is spiritual and therefore creative. E5=. E53. E3F. #o consciously control thought is therefore to control circumstances conditions environment and destiny.P-'t S+1teen St)(. %ow may we take our fate out of the hands of chance8 9y consciously reali7ing the conditions which we desire to see manifested in our lives. E54. What then is the great !usiness of life8 #hinking. What is the source of all good8 4cientific correct thinking. E52. What is scientific thinking8 : recognition of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our a!ility to control it. 1pon what does success depend8 1pon spiritual power.e's E5E. 1pon what does its true value consist8 1pon its e(change value.
:sk the )sraelite of Aod and he will tell you of the Aod of . 2. 3.ental forces are the finest and conse$uently the most powerful in e(istence. #he vi!rations of .ind. . #he highest principle !y reason of its superior essence and $ualities necessarily determines the circumstances aspects and relation of everything with which it comes in contact. 5.an has &dominion over all things'5 this dominion is esta!lished through . We concentrate on them and they are there!y e(ternali7ed in our lives.ommandments. #his insight re$uires a $uickening of the vi!rations of the . 4. We are accustomed to look upon the 1niverse with a lens of five senses and from these e(periences our anthropomorphic conceptions originate5 !ut true conceptions are only secured !y spiritual insight.ind and is only secured when the mind is continuously concentrated in a given direction.P-'t Se0enteen #he kind of *eity which a man consciously or unconsciously worships indicates the intellectual status of the worshipper. #hought is the activity which controls every principle !eneath it.oses who conceived it e(pedient to rule !y coercive measures5 hence the #en .ontinuous concentration means an even un!roken flow of thought and is the result of a patient persistent persevering and well-regulated system. %e will concentrate on the realities of life and will not then !e disappointed in the results. #he science of mathematics re$uires years of concentrated effort to master and the greatest science " that of the . We are told that . :sk the )ndian of Aod and he will descri!e to you a powerful chieftain of a glorious tri!e. #o those who perceive the nature and transcendency of mental force all physical power sinks into insignificance.ind " is revealed only through concentrated effort. #he student who masters the contents of +art 4eventeen will not mistake the sym!ols for the reality5 he will !e interested in causes rather than effects. C2 . /r of Koshua who led the )sraelites into !attle confiscated property murdered prisoners and laid waste to cities. #he so-called heathen made graven images of their Aods whom they were accustomed to worship !ut among the most intelligent at least these images were !ut the visi!le fulcrums with which they were ena!led to mentally concentrate on the $ualities which they desired to e(ternali7e in their lives.onventionality. Areat discoveries are the result of long-continued investigation. We fall down !efore them and worship them. P-'t Se0enteen E. We of the twenty-first century worship a Aod of @ove in theory !ut in practice we make for urselves &graven images' of Wealth +ower Bashion . :sk the +agan of Aod and he will tell you of a Aod of fire a Aod of water a god of this that and the other.Int'o()*t+on .ustom and .
4u!conscious desire arouses the latent faculties of the mind and difficult pro!lems seem to solve themselves. E3. :ll mental discovery and attainment are the result of desire plus concentration5 desire is the strongest mode of action. EF. E4.oncentration does not mean mere thinking of thoughts !ut the transmutation of these thoughts into practical values5 the average person has no conception of the meaning of concentration. =.' .3. #his will give you a good idea of true concentration5 you should !e so interested in your thought so engrossed in your su!2ect as to !e conscious of nothing else. . E2. C3 . *esire added to concentration will wrest any secret from nature. Weakness is the only !arrier to mental attainment5 attri!ute your weakness to physical limitations or mental uncertainties and try again5 ease and perfection are gained !y repetition. . *esire is largely su!conscious5 conscious desire rarely reali7es its o!2ect when the latter is out of immediate reach. ?.en center their minds on the pro!lems of life and the result is apparent in the vast and comple( social order of the day. #here is always the cry &to have' !ut never the cry &to !e'5 they fail to understand that they cannot have one without the other that they must first find the &kingdom' !efore they can have the &things added.oncentration is much misunderstood5 there seems to !e an idea of effort or activity associated with it when 2ust the contrary is necessary. . 4uch concentration leads to intuitive perception and immediate insight into the nature of the o!2ect concentrated upon. 4piritual #ruth is therefore the controlling factor5 it is this which will ena!le you to grow out of limited attainment and reach a point where you will !e a!le to translate modes of thought into character and consciousness. #he mind may place the ideal a little too high and fall short of the mark5 it may attempt to soar on untrained wings and fall to earth instead of flying5 !ut that is no reason for not making another attempt. #he greatness of an actor lies in the fact that he forgets himself in the portrayal of his character !ecoming so identified with it that the audience is swayed !y the realism of the performance.omentary enthusiasm is of no value5 it is only with un!ounded self-confidence that the goal is reached. #he su!conscious mind may !e aroused and !rought into action in any direction and made to serve us for any purpose !y concentration. C. #he astronomer centers his mind on the stars and they give forth their secrets5 the geologists centers his mind on the construction of the earth and we have geology5 so with all things. #he more persistent the desire the more authoritative the revelation. #he practice of concentration re$uires the control of the physical mental and physical !eing5 all modes of consciousness whether physical mental or physical must !e under control. :ll knowledge is the result of concentration of this kind5 it is thus that the secrets of %eaven and Earth have !een wrested5 it is thus that the mind !ecomes a magnet and the desire to know draws the knowledge irresisti!ly attracts it makes it your own. EE.
E?. #he mind is steadied and directed5 it !ecomes efficient. Bor this reason every !usinessman who can afford it has a private office where he will not !e distur!ed5 if you cannot afford a private office you can at least find a place where you can !e alone a few minutes each day to train the thought along lines which will ena!le you to develop that invinci!le power which is necessary to achieve. Mi!ration is the action of thought5 it is vi!ration which reaches out and attracts the material necessary to construct and !uild. )f the intuitive visitor is given a royal welcome when he comes he will come again5 the more cordial the welcome the more fre$uent his visits will !ecome !ut if he is ignored or neglected he will make his visits few and far apart. #he spirit of initiative and originality is developed through persistence and continuity of mental effort. )ntuition often solves pro!lems that are !eyond the grasp of the reasoning power. 22. #he intensity of one moment0s earnest concentration and the intense longing to !ecome and to attain may take you further than years of slow normal and forced effort5 it will unfasten the prison !ars of un!elief weakness impotence and self-!elittlement and you will come into a reali7ation of the 2oy of overcoming. )t is the ruler and creator of all form and all events occurring in form. )f you concentrate on some matter of importance the intuitive power will !e set in operation and help will come in the nature of information which will lead to success.E5. 2F. C4 . )n reali7ing great thoughts in e(periencing great emotions that correspond with great thoughts the mind is in a state where it appreciates the value of higher things. )ntuition arrives at conclusions without the aid of e(perience or memory. EC. :ll of us are dynamos !ut the dynamo of itself is nothing5 the mind must work the dynamo5 then it is useful and its energy can !e definitely concentrated. . )ntuition can !e cultivated and developed5 in order to do this it must !e recogni7ed and appreciated. )ntuition usually comes in the 4ilence5 great minds seek solitude fre$uently5 it is here that all the larger pro!lems of life are worked out. 23. E3. 9usiness teaches the value of concentration and encourages decision of character5 it develops practical insight and $uickness of conclusion. )ntuition often comes with a suddenness that is startling5 it reveals the truth for which we are searching so directly that it seems to come from a higher power. #he principal necessity is the strengthening of the mind so that it rises a!ove the distractions and wayward impulses of instinctive life and thus successfully overcomes in the conflict !etween the higher and lower self. #here is nothing mysterious concerning the power of thought5 concentration simply implies that consciousness can !e focused to the point where it !ecomes identified with the o!2ect of its attention. 2E. #he mind is an engine whose power is undreamed5 thought is an omnipotent power. +hysical energy is nothing in comparison with the omnipotence of thought !ecause thought ena!les man to harness all other natural power. E=. :s the !ody a!sor!s food so the mind a!sor!s the o!2ect of its attention gives it life and !eing. #he mental element in every commercial pursuit is dominant as the controlling factor and desire is the predominating force5 all commercial relations are the e(ternali7ation of desire.any of the sturdy and su!stantial virtues are developed in commercial employment.
32. Dour strength is determined !y your mental attitude5 if this attitude is one of success and is permanently held with an unswerving purpose you will attract to you from the invisi!le domain the things you silently demand. 35. )f you wish to eliminate disease concentrate on health. &#hought is the property of those only who can entertain it. <emem!er that power comes through repose. +remature wealth or position cannot !e retained !ecause it has not !een earned5 we get only what we give and those who try to get without giving always find that the law of compensation is relentlessly !ringing a!out an e(act e$uili!rium. 23. :lways concentrate on the ideal as an already e(isting fact5 this is the germ cell the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide direct and !ring a!out the necessary relation which eventually manifest in form. )f you wish to eliminate lack concentrate on a!undance. <ela( completely avoid any an(iety as to results. Every o!stacle con$uered and every victory gained will give you more faith in your power and you will have greater a!ility to win. 2?. 34. 3F. #hought ordinarily leads outward in evolutionary directions !ut it can !e turned within where it will take hold of the !asic principles of things the heart of things the spirit of things.ind it will gradually emancipate the mind and give you invinci!le courage.Emerson C5 . #he race has usually !een for money and other mere sym!ols of power !ut with an understanding of the true source of power we can afford to ignore the sym!ols. <emem!er that the su!conscious is fundamentally omnipotent5 there is no limit to the things that can !e done when it is given the power to act. Dour degree of success is determined !y the nature of your desire. When you get to the heart of things it is comparatively easy to understand and command them. 33. @et the thought dwell upon your o!2ect until it is completely identified with it until you are conscious of nothing else.24. : definite purpose sets causes in motion which go out in the invisi!le world and find the material necessary to serve your purpose. 9y keeping the thought in mind it will gradually take tangi!le form. 2C. Dou may !e pursuing fame instead of honor riches instead of wealth and position instead of servitude5 in either event you will find that they turn to ashes 2ust as you overtake them. #his is !ecause the 4pirit of a thing is the thing itself the vital part of it the real su!stance. #he form is simply the outward manifestation of the spiritual activity within. Dou may !e pursuing the sym!ols of power instead of power itself. Bor your e(ercise this week concentrate as nearly as possi!le in accordance with the method outlined in this lesson5 let there !e no conscious effort or activity associated with your purpose. )f the nature of your desire is in harmony with Natural @aw or the 1niversal .' . 3E. )f you wish to eliminate fear concentrate on courage. 25. 2=. #he man with a large !ank account finds it unnecessary to load his pockets down with gold5 so with the man who has found the true source of power5 he is no longer interested in its shams or pretentions.
E3C. E3?. What is the practical value of this method of concentration8 #hought is transmuted into character and character is the magnet which creates the environment of the individual. E=F. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. E33. E3=. Why is intuition superior to reason8 9ecause it does not depend upon e(perience or memory and fre$uently !rings a!out the solution to our pro!lems !y methods concerning which we are in entire ignorance. What is the true method of concentration8 #o !ecome so identified wit the o!2ect of your thought that you are conscious of nothing else.P-'t Se0enteen St)(. What is the controlling factor in this method of thought8 4piritual #ruth. E35. C3 . Why is this so8 9ecause the nature of our desire must !e in harmony with Natural @aw. Why is this so8 9ecause . E34. E33.e's E3E. What is the result of pursuing the sym!ol of the reality8 #hey fre$uently turn to ashes 2ust as we overtake them !ecause the sym!ol is only the outward form of the spiritual activity within therefore unless we can possess the spiritual reality the form disappears. E32.ind is the ruler and creator of all form and all events occurring in form. %ow does concentration operate8 9y the development of the powers of perception wisdom intuition and sagacity. What is the controlling factor in every commercial pursuit8 #he mental element. What is the result of this method of concentration8 )nvisi!le forces are set in motion which irresisti!ly !ring a!out conditions in correspondence with your thought.
#here is a change in the thought of the world. #his present revolution in the opinions of all classes of men the highest and most cultured of men as well as those of the la!oring class stands unparalleled in the history of the world. #his relation constitutes his environment and in no other way. : new civili7ation is !eing !orn5 customs creeds and precedent are passing5 vision faith and service are taking their place. 3. #his is !rought a!out through the @aw of :ttraction. P-'t E+2/teen E. 3. Bleming in an address !efore the <oyal )nstitution to resolve this energy into mind. :. K. #his change is silently transpiring in our midst and is more important than any which the world has undergone since the downfall of +aganism. #he fetters of tradition are !eing shed !y humanity and as the impurities of materialism are !eing consumed thought is !eing li!erated and truth is rising full ro!ed !efore an astonished multitude. %e says &)n its ultimate essence energy may !e incomprehensi!le !y us e(cept as an e(hi!ition of the direct operation of that which we call .ind or Will. +hysical 4cience has resolved matter into molecules molecules into atoms atoms into energy and it has remained for . )t is the sustaining energi7ing all-pervading 4pirit of the 1niverse. 4. C= . :nd this mind is the indwelling and ultimate. #his we call his environment and it is !rought a!out !y the @aw of :ttraction. 5. )t is immanent in matter as in spirit.Int'o()*t+on .ind &which lighteth every man that cometh into the world ' and that his so-called individuality or personality consists of nothing !ut the manner in which he relates with the whole.P-'t E+2/teen )n order to grow we must o!tain what is necessary for our growth. 4cience has of late made such vast discoveries has revealed such an infinity of resources has unveiled such enormous possi!ilities and such unsuspected forces that scientific men more and more hesitate to affirm certain theories as esta!lished and !eyond dou!t or to deny other theories as a!surd or impossi!le. )t is evident therefore that the individual is simply the differentiation of the one 1niversal . #his principle is the sole means !y which the individual is differentiated from the 1niversal. #hink for a moment6 What would a man !e if he were not a hus!and father or !rother if he were not interested in the social economical political or religious world8 %e would !e nothing !ut an a!stract theoretical ego. #he whole world is on the eve of a new consciousness a new power and a new reali7ation within the self. 2.' =. %e e(ists therefore only in his relation to the whole in his relation to other men in his relation to society. +art Eighteen which follows has something more to say concerning this important law.r.
)t is this ad2ustment that occupies the attention of the greatest minds and this ad2ustment consists in nothing else than the recognition of an e(isting order in the universal mind for it is well known that this mind will o!ey us precisely in proportion as we first o!ey it. EF.< without a videotape5 in fact it is usually nothing more than a &!elief' which means nothing at all. #he individual is simply the means !y which the 1niversal produces the various com!inations which result in the formation of phenomena which depends upon the law of vi!ration where!y various rates of motion in the primary su!stance form new su!stances only in certain e(act numerical ratios. Every living thing must !e sustained !y this omnipotent )ntelligence and we find the difference in individual lives to !e largely measured !y the degree of this )ntelligence which they manifest. )t is the recognition of Natural @aws that has ena!led us to con$uer time and space to soar in the air and to make iron float and the greater the degree of intelligence the greater will !e our recognition of these Natural @aws and the greater will !e the power we can possess. E?. )t is the recognition of the self as an individuali7ation of this 1niversal )ntelligence that ena!les the individual to control those forms of intelligence which have not yet reached this level of self recognition5 they do not know that this 1niversal )ntelligence permeates all things ready to !e called into action5 they do not know that it is responsive to every demand and they are therefore in !ondage to the law of their own !eing. E2. )t is greater intelligence that places the animal in a higher scale of !eing than the plant the man higher than the animal and we find that this increased intelligence is again indicated !y the power of the individual to control modes of action and thus to consciously ad2ust himself to his environment. E3. :s the proper apparatus has ena!led the eye to discover worlds without num!er millions of miles away so with the proper understanding man has !een ena!led to communicate with the 1niversal . #he understanding which is usually developed is a!out as valua!le as a M. E3. E5. #hought is the invisi!le link !y which the individual comes into communication with the 1niversal the finite with the )nfinite the seen with the 1nseen. #hought is the magic !y which the human is transformed into a !eing who thinks and knows and feels and acts. : man would not e(pect to locate stars hundreds of millions of miles away without a sufficiently strong C? . EC. #he savages of the . :nd this #ruth has !een put to the test !y hundreds of thousands of people and has !een found to !e the #ruth e(actly in proportion to the usefulness of the apparatus which they used.?. #hought is creative and the principle on which the law is !ased is sound and legitimate and is inherent in the nature of things5 !ut this creative power originate not in the individual !ut in the 1niversal which is the source and foundation of all energy and su!stance5 the individual is simply the channel for the distri!ution of this energy. C. EE.anni!al )slands !elieve something5 !ut that proves nothing. #he only !elief which is of any value to anyone is a !elief that has !een put to a test and demonstrated to !e a fact5 it is then no longer a !elief !ut has !ecome a living Baith or #ruth. E4. E=.ind the source of all power.
telescope and for this reason 4cience is continually engaged in !uilding larger and more powerful telescopes and is continually rewarded !y additional knowledge of the heavenly !odies. 2F. 4o with understanding5 men are continually making progress in the methods which they use to come into communication with the 1niversal ,ind and its infinite possi!ilities. 2E. #he 1niversal ,ind manifests itself in the o!2ective through the principle of attraction that each atom has for every other atom in infinite degrees of intensity. 22. )t is !y this principle of com!ining and attracting that things are !rought together. #his principle is of universal application and is the sole means where!y the purpose of e(istence is carried into effect. 23. #he e(pression of growth is met in a most !eautiful manner through the instrumentality of this 1niversal +rinciple. 24. )n order to grow we must o!tain what is essential for our growth !ut as we are at all times a complete thought entity this completeness makes it possi!le for us to receive only as we give. Arowth is therefore conditioned on reciprocal action and we find that on the mental plane like attracts like that mental vi!rations respond only to the e(tent of their vi!ratory harmony. 25. )t is clear therefore that thoughts of a!undance will respond only to similar thoughts5 the wealth of the individual is seen to !e what he inherently is. :ffluence within is found to !e the secret of attraction for affluence without. #he a!ility to produce is found to !e the real source of wealth of the individual. )t is for this reason that he who has his heart in his work is certain to meet with un!ounded success. %e will give and continually give5 and the more he gives the more he will receive. 23. What do the great financiers of Wall 4treet the captains of industry the statesmen the great attorneys the inventors the physicians the authors " what do each of these contri!ute to the sum of human happiness !ut the power of their thought8 2=. #hought is the energy !y which the @aw of :ttraction is !rought into operation which eventually manifests in a!undance. 2?. #he 1niversal ,ind is static ,ind or 4u!stance in e$uili!rium. )t is differentiated into form !y our power to think. #hought is the dynamic phase of mind. 2C. +ower depends upon consciousness of power5 unless we use it we shall lose it and unless we are conscious of it we cannot use it. 3F. #he use of this power depends upon attention5 the degree of attention determines our capacity for the ac$uisition of knowledge which is another name for power. 3E. :ttention has !een held to !e the distinguishing mark of genius. #he cultivation of attention depends upon practice.
32. #he incentive of attention is interest5 the greater the interest the greater the attention5 the greater the attention the greater the interest action and reaction. 9egin !y paying attention5 !efore long you will have aroused interest5 this interest will attract more attention and this attention will produce more interest and so on. #his practice will ena!le you to cultivate the power of attention. 33. #his week concentrate upon your power to create5 seek insight perception5 try to find a logical !asis for the faith which is in you. @et the thought dwell on the fact that the physical man lives and moves and has his !eing in the sustainer of all organic life " air that he must !reathe to live. #hen let the thought rest on the fact that the spiritual man also lives and moves and has his !eing in a similar !ut su!tler energy upon which he must depend for life and that as in the physical world no life assumes form until after a seed is sown and no higher fruit than that of the parent stock can !e produced5 so in the spiritual world no effect can !e produced until the seed is sown and the fruit will depend upon the nature of the seed so that the results which you secure depend upon your perception of law in the mighty domain of causation the highest evolution of human consciousness. &#here is no thought in my mind !ut it $uickly tends to convert itself into a power and organi7es a huge instrumentality of means.' - Emerson
P-'t E+2/teen St)(. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans,e's
E=E. %ow is the difference in individual lives measured8 9y the degree of intelligence which they manifest. E=2. What is the law !y which the individual may control other forms of intelligence8 : recognition of the self as an individuali7ation of the 1niversal )ntelligence. E=3. Where does the creative power originate8 )n the 1niversal. E=4. %ow does the 1niversal create form8 9y means of the individual. E=5. What is the connecting link !etween the individual and the 1niversal8 #hought. E=3. What is the principle !y which the means of e(istence is carried into effect8 #he @aw of @ove. E==. %ow is this principle !rought into e(pression8 9y the law of growth. E=?. 1pon what condition does the law of growth depend8 1pon reciprocal action. #he individual is complete at all times and this makes it possi!le to receive only as we give. E=C. What is it that we give8 #hought. E?F. What do we receive8 #hought which is su!stance in e$uili!rium and which is constantly !eing differentiated in form !y what we think. EFF
Int'o()*t+on - P-'t N+neteen
Bear is a powerful form of thought. )t paraly7es the nerve centers affecting the circulation of the !lood. #his in turn paraly7es the muscular system so that fear affects the entire !eing !ody !rain and nerve physical mental and muscular. /f course the way to overcome fear is to !ecome conscious of power. What is this mysterious vital force which we call power8 We do not know !ut then neither do we know what electricity is. 9ut we do know that !y conforming to the re$uirements of the law !y which electricity is governed it will !e our o!edient servant5 that it will light our homes our cities run our machinery and serve us in many useful capacities. :nd so it is with vital force. :lthough we do not know what it is and possi!ly may never know we do know that it is a primary force which manifests through living !odies and that !y complying with the laws and principles !y which it is governed we can open ourselves to a more a!undant inflow of this vital energy and thus e(press the highest possi!le degree of mental moral and spiritual efficiency. #his part tells of a very simply way of developing this vital force. )f you put into practice the information outlined in this lesson you will soon develop the sense of power which has ever !een the distinguishing mark of genius.
E. #he search for truth is no longer a hapha7ard adventure !ut it is a systematic process and is logical in its operation. Every kind of e(perience is given a voice in shaping its decision. 2. )n seeking the truth we are seeking ultimate cause. We know that every human e(perience is an effect5 if we may ascertain the cause and if we shall find that this cause is one which we can consciously control the effect or the e(perience will !e within our control also. 3. %uman e(perience will then no longer !e the foot!all of fate5 a man will not !e the child of fortune !ut destiny. Bate and fortune will !e controlled as readily as a captain controls his ship or an engineer his train. 4. :ll things are finally resolva!le into the same element and as they are thus translata!le one into the other they must ever !e in relation and may never !e in opposition to one another. 5. )n the physical world there are innumera!le contrasts and these may for convenience0s sake !e designated !y distinctive names. #here are si7es colors shades or ends to all things. #here is a North +ole and a 4outh +ole an inside and an outside a seen and an unseen !ut these e(pressions merely serve to place e(tremes in contrast. 3. #hey are names given to two different parts of one $uantity. #he two e(tremes are relative5 they are not separate entities !ut are two parts or aspects of the whole. EFE
EF2 . )n the animal kingdom we find the same law of change. We have then come to know that . E4.ind is the only principle which is operative in the physical mental moral and spiritual world.atter is forever changing5 we know that in the eons of time a hundred years is as !ut a day. . E2.ind and .ind is the only principle.oral World.=. #he millions and millions of animals come and go a few years constituting their span of life. E3. We are in the presence of continual change and we know that this change is !ut the evolution of the 1niversal . C. . )n the .ind the grand process where!y all things are continually !eing created anew and we come to know that matter is !ut a form which .atter as two separate entities !ut clearer insight makes it evident that there is !ut one operative principle and that is . )n the mental world we find the same law5 we speak of knowledge and ignorance !ut ignorance is only a lack of knowledge and is therefore found to !e simply a word to e(press the a!sence of knowledge5 it has no principle in itself.ind is the real and the eternal.ind.any plants and nearly all grasses come and go in a single year. We also know that this mind is static mind at rest5 and we know that the a!ility of the individual to think is his a!ility to act upon the 1niversal . When we pass to the inorganic we e(pect to find something more su!stantial !ut as we ga7e on the apparently solid continent we are told that it arose from the ocean5 we see the giant mountain and are told that the place where it now stands was once a lake5 and as we stand in awe !efore the great cliffs in the Dosemite Malley we can easily trace the path of the glaciers which carried all !efore them. Evil is sometimes thought to !e a very real condition !ut it has no principle no vitality no life5 we know this !ecause it can always !e destroyed !y Aood5 2ust as #ruth destroys Error and light destroys darkness so Evil vanishes when Aood appears5 there is therefore !ut one principle in the . We find e(actly the same law o!taining in the 4piritual world5 we speak of .oral World we again find the same law5 we speak of good and evil !ut Aood is a reality something tangi!le while Evil is found to !e simply a negative condition the a!sence of Aood. )n order to do this fuel must !e applied in the form of food for man cannot think without eating and so we find that even a spiritual activity such as thinking cannot !e converted into sources of pleasure and profit e(cept !y making use of material means. )f we stand in any large city and let the eye rest on the innumera!le large and magnificent !uildings the vast array of modern automo!iles cellular telephones the electric lights and all the other conveniences of modern civili7ation we may remem!er that not one of them was there 2ust over a century ago and if we could stand on the same spot in a hundred years from now in all pro!a!ility we should find that !ut few of them remained. EE.ind and convert it into dynamic mind or mind in motion. ?. E5. . .atter has no principle5 . )n the plant world the change is still more rapid. EF.ind takes and is therefore simply a condition.
E3. #hought is the vital force or energy which is !eing developed and which has produced such startling results in the last half century as to !ring a!out a world which would !e a!solutely inconceiva!le to a man e(isting only 5F or 25 years ago. : knowledge of cause and effect as shown !y the laws governing steam electricity chemical affinity and gravitation ena!les men to plan courageously and to e(ecute fearlessly. Events are significant only as they affect power5 all things represent certain forms and degrees of power EC. 22.ind.ind5 in its dynamic form it is #hought. E?. #hese laws are called Natural @aws !ecause they govern the physical world !ut not all power is physical power5 there is also mental power and there is moral and spiritual power. )f your thought is weak critical destructive and negative generally it will manifest in your !ody as fear worry and nervousness in your finances as lack and limitation and in discordant conditions in your environment. 2F. What is this raw material which is !eing collected in these thousands of mental powerhouses all over the world and developed into a power which is evidently controlling every other power8 )n its static form it is . EF3 . E=. :ll wealth is the offspring of power5 possessions are of value only as they confer power. #his power is superior !ecause it e(ists on a higher plane !ecause it has ena!led man to discover the law !y which these wonderful forces of Nature could !e harnessed and made to do the work of hundreds and thousands of men. :s there are many mighty powerhouses for the application of power to ponderous machinery where!y raw material is collected and converted into the necessities and comforts of life so the mental powerhouses collect the raw material and cultivate and develop it into a power which is infinitely superior to all the forces of nature marvellous though they may !e. Dou may know that thought is constantly eternally taking form is forever seeking e(pression or you may not !ut the fact remains that if your thought is powerful constructive and positive this will !e plainly evident in the state of your health your !usiness and your environment. )t re$uires energy of some kind to collect electricity and convert it into a dynamic power it re$uires the rays of the sun to give the necessary energy to sustain plant life so it also re$uires energy in the form of food to ena!le the individual to think and there!y act upon the 1niversal . )f such results have !een secured !y organi7ing these mental powerhouses in 5F years what may not !e e(pected in another 5F years8 25. 24. )t has ena!led man to discover laws where!y time and space have !een con$uered and the law of gravitation overcome. #he su!stance from which all things are created is infinite in $uantity5 we know that light travels at the rate of E?3 3FF miles per second and we know that there are stars so remote that it takes light 2 FFF years to reach us and we know that such stars e(ist in all parts of the heaven5 we know too that this light comes in waves so that if the ether on which these waves travel was not continuous the light would fail to reach us5 we can then only come to the conclusion that this su!stance or ether or raw material is universally present. What are our schools and universities !ut mental powerhouses places where mental power is !eing developed8 2E. 23.
' . #he earth is not flat neither is it stationary5 the sky is not a dome the sun does not move the stars are not small specks of light and matter which was once supposed to !e fi(ed has !een found to !e in a state of perpetual flu(. @et the thought rest on the fact that appearances are deceptive.23. 2=. &4ilent thought is after all the mightiest agent in human affairs. #his is the principle of causation.. 2C. #ry to reali7e that the day is fast approaching " its dawn is now at hand " when modes of thought and action must !e ad2usted to rapidly increasing knowledge of the operation of eternal principles. #his same process is repeated in respect to every polarity and as all form simply depends upon the rate of vi!ration and conse$uent relations of atoms to each other if we wish to change the form of manifestation we must change the polarity. %ow then does it manifest in form8 )n electrical science a !attery is formed !y connecting the opposite poles of 7inc and copper which causes a current to flow from one to the other and so provides energy. Dou take the necessary time to eat in order that the !ody may !e nourished why not take the time to assimilate your mental food8 2?. Bor your e(ercise this week concentrate and when ) use the word concentrate ) mean all that the word implies5 !ecome so a!sor!ed in the o!2ect of your thought that you are conscious of nothing else and do this a few minutes every day.hanning EF4 .
E?5. EF5 . %ow are e(tremes placed in contrast8 #hey are designated !y distinctive names such as inside and outside top and !ottom light and dark good and !ad.e's E?E. 1pon what does mental action depend8 1pon polarity action and reaction !etween the individual and the 1niversal. E?3. %ow may the rate of vi!ration !e changed8 9y mental action. E?4. ECF. *oes the creative energy originate in the individual or the 1niversal8 )n the 1niversal !ut the 1niversal can manifest only through the individual. :re these separate entities8 No they are parts or aspects of one Whole. Why is the individual necessary8 9ecause the 1niversal is static and re$uires energy to start it in motion. %ow does this creative +rinciple !ecome operative8 #hought is the seed which results in action and action results in form. 1pon what does form depend8 1pon the rate of vi!ration. E?C. E?3. E?2.P-'t N+neteen St)(. When the individual stops eating he stops thinking5 then he no longer acts upon the 1niversal5 there is conse$uently no longer any action or reaction5 the 1niversal is then only pure mind in static form " mind at rest.ind or the Eternal Energy from which all things proceed. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans. What is the one creative +rinciple in the physical mental and spiritual world8 #he 1niversal . #his is furnished !y food which is converted into energy which in turn ena!les the individual to think. %ow are we related to this creative +rinciple8 9y our a!ility to think. E??. E?=.
an is therefore a spiritual !eing. P-'t T. #he only activity which spirit possesses is the power to think. )t !ecomes active through your recognition of it and its possi!ilities. Bictitious representations of form are the result of the creative power of thought as in %ypnotism. :ll form is therefore the result of the thinking process. 4pirit is the . #he spirit of a thing is that thing5 it is necessarily fi(ed changeless and eternal.reative +rinciple of the 1niverse. )f this !e true there is no place where Aod is not Where then is Evil 4atan and %ell8 @et us see6 Aod is 4pirit. :ll great things come through recognition5 the scepter of power is consciousness and thought is its messenger and this messenger is constantly molding the realities of the invisi!le world into the conditions and environments of your o!2ective world. +art #wenty will throw more light upon this important su!2ect.P-'t T. E. #heologians have told us that Aod is @ove and that Aod is /mnipresent.an is made in the image and likeness of Aod. EF3 . . . When the creative power of thought is manifested in a destructive or evil manner we call the result evil. Dou may have all the wealth in . :pparent representations of form are the result of the creative power of thought as in 4piritualism. #he spirit of you is " you5 without the spirit you would !e nothing.hristendom !ut unless you recogni7e it and make use of it it will have no value. #hought necessarily precedes and determines action5 action precedes and determines condition. 2.ent. #hinking is therefore a creative process. )nvention organi7ation and constructive work of all kinds are the result of the creative power of thought as in concentration. 3. 4o with your spiritual wealth6 1nless you recogni7e it and use it it will have no value. #he one and only condition of spiritual power is use or recognition. #he destruction of form must also !e a result of the thinking process. Bor many years there has !een an endless discussion as to the origin of evil. #his indicates the origin of !oth good and evil5 they are simply words which have !een coined in order to indicate the nature of the result of the thinking or creative process.Int'o()*t+on .ent. When the creative power of thought is manifested for the !enefit of humanity we call the result good.
4. #hinking is the true !usiness of life5 power is the result. Dou are at all times dealing with the magical power of thought and consciousness. What results can you e(pect so long as you remain o!livious to the power which has !een placed within your control8 5. 4o long as you do this you limit yourself to superficial conditions and make of yourself a !east of !urden for those who think5 those who recogni7e their power5 those who know that unless we are willing to think we shall have to work and the less we think the more we shall have to work and the less we shall get for our work. 3. #he secret of power is a perfect understanding of the principles forces methods and com!inations of ,ind and a perfect understanding of our relationship to the 1niversal ,ind. )t is well to remem!er that this principle is unchangea!le5 if this were not so it would not !e relia!le "all principles are changeless. =. #his sta!ility is your opportunity5 you are its active attri!ute the channel for its activity. #he 1niversal can act only through the individual. ?. When you !egin to perceive that the essence of the 1niversal is within yourself " is you " you !egin to do things5 you !egin to feel your power. )t is the fuel which fires the imagination5 which lights the torch of inspiration5 which gives vitality to thought5 which ena!les you to connect with all the invisi!le forces of the 1niverse. )t is this power which will ena!le you to plan fearlessly to e(ecute masterfully. C. 9ut perception will come only in the 4ilence5 this seems to !e the condition re$uired for all great purposes. Dou are a visuali7ing entity. )magination is your workshop. )t is here that your ideal is to !e visuali7ed. EF. :s a perfect understanding of the nature of this power is a primary condition for its manifestation visuali7e the entire method over and over again so that you may use it whenever occasion re$uires. #he infinity of wisdom is to follow the method where!y we may have the inspiration of the omnipotent 1niversal ,ind on demand at any time. EE. We can fail to recogni7e this world within and so e(clude it from our consciousness !ut it will still !e the !asic fact of all e(istence5 and when we learn to recogni7e it not only in ourselves !ut in all persons events things and circumstances we shall have found the &-ingdom of heaven' which we are told is within us. E2. /ur failures are a result of the operation of e(actly the same principle5 the principle is unchangea!le5 its operation is e(act there is no deviation. )f we think of lack limitation or discord e shall find their fruits on every hand5 if we think of poverty unhappiness or disease the thought messengers will carry the summons as readily as any other kind of thought and the result will !e 2ust as certain. )f we fear a coming calamity we shall !e a!le to say with Ko! &the thing ) feared has come upon me'5 if we think unkindly or ignorantly we shall thus attract to ourselves the results of our ignorance. E3. #his power of thought if understood and correctly used is the greatest la!or-saving device ever dreamed of !ut if not understood or improperly used the result will in all pro!a!ility !e disastrous as we have already seen. 9y the help of this power you can confidently undertake things that are seemingly impossi!le !ecause this power is the secret of all inspiration all genius. EF=
E4. #o !ecome inspired means to get out of the !eaten path out of the rut !ecause e(traordinary results re$uire e(traordinary means. When we come into recognition of the 1nity of all things and that the source of all power is within we tap the source of inspiration. E5. )nspiration is the art of self-reali7ation5 the art of ad2usting the individual mind the art of im!i!ing the 1niversal ,ind5 the art of attaching the proper mechanism to the source of all power5 the art of differentiating the formless into form5 the art of !ecoming a channel for the flow of )nfinite Wisdom5 the art of visuali7ing perfection5 the art of reali7ing the omnipresence of /mnipotence. E3. :n understanding and appreciation of the fact that the infinite power is omnipresent and is therefore in the infinitely small as well as the infinitely large will ena!le us to a!sor! its essence5 a further understanding of the fact that this power is spirit and therefore indivisi!le will ena!le us to appreciate its presence at all points at the same time. E=. :n understanding of these facts first intellectually and then emotionally will ena!le us to drink deeply from this ocean of infinite power. :n intellectual understanding will !e of no assistance5 the emotions must !e !rought into action5 thought without feeling is cold. #he re$uired com!ination is thought and feeling. E?. )nspiration is from within. #he 4ilence is necessary the senses must !e stilled the muscles rela(ed repose cultivated. When you have thus come into possession of a sense of poise and power you will !e ready to receive the information or inspiration or wisdom necessary for the development of your purpose. EC. *o not confuse these methods with those of the clairvoyant5 they have nothing in common. )nspiration is the art of receiving and makes for all that is !est in life5 your !usiness in life is to understand and command these invisi!le forces instead of letting them command and rule you. +ower implies service5 inspiration implies power5 to understand and apply the method of inspiration is to !ecome a superman. 2F. We can live more a!undantly every time we !reathe if we consciously !reathe with that intention. #he )B is a very important condition in this case as the intention governs the attention and without the attention you can secure only the results which every one else secures6 #hat is a supply e$ual to the demand. 2E. )n order to secure the larger supply your demand must !e increased and as you consciously increase the demand the supply will follow. Dou will find yourself coming into a larger and larger supply of life energy and vitality. 22. #he reason for this is not difficult to understand !ut it is another of the vital mysteries of life which does not seem to !e generally appreciated. )f you make it your own you will find it one of the great realities of life. 23. We are told that &)n %im we live and move and have our !eing ' and we are told that &%e' is a 4pirit and again that &%e' is @ove so that every time we !reathe we !reathe this life love and spirit. #his is +ranic Energy or +ranic Ether. We could not e(ist a moment without it. )t is the .osmic Energy5 it is the @ife of the 4olar +le(us. EF?
24. Every time we !reathe we fill our lungs with air and at the same time vitali7e our !ody with this +ranic Ether which is @ife itself so that we have the opportunity of making a conscious connection with :ll @ife :ll )ntelligence and :ll 4u!stance. 25. : knowledge of your relation and oneness with this +rinciple that governs the 1niverse and the simple method where!y you can consciously identify yourself with it gives you a scientific understanding of a law where!y you may free yourself from disease from lack or limitation of any kind. )n fact it ena!les you to !reathe the &!reath of life' into your own nostrils. 23. #his &!reath of life' is a superconscious reality. )t is the essence of the &) am.' )t is pure 9eing or 1niversal 4u!stance and our conscious unity with it ena!les us to locali7e it and thus e(ercise the powers of this creative energy. 2=. #hought is creative vi!ration and the $uality of the conditions created will depend upon the $uality of our thought !ecause we cannot e(press powers which we do not possess. We must &!e' !efore we can &do' and we can &do' only to the e(tent to which we &are ' and so what we do will necessarily coincide with what we are and what we are depends upon what we think. Every time you think you start a train of causation which will create a condition in strict accordance with the $uality of the thought which originated it. #hought which is in harmony with the 1niversal ,ind will result in corresponding conditions. #hought which is destructive or discordant will produce corresponding results. Dou may use thought constructively or destructively !ut the immuta!le law will not allow you to plant a thought of one kind and reap the fruit of another. Dou are free to use this marvellous creative power as you will !ut you must take the conse$uences. 2?. #his is the danger from what is called Willpower. #here are those who seem to think that !y force of will they can coerce this law5 that they can sow seed of one kind and !y Willpower make it !ear fruit of another !ut the fundamental principle of creative power is in the 1niversal and therefore the idea of forcing compliance with our wishes !y the power of the individual will is an inverted conception which may appear to succeed for a while !ut is eventually doomed to failure !ecause it antagoni7es the very power which it is seeking to use. 2C. )t is the individual attempting to coerce the 1niversal the finite in conflict with the )nfinite. /ur permanent well-!eing will !e !est conserved !y a conscious cooperation with the continuous forward movement of the Areat Whole. 3F. Bor your e(ercise this week go into the 4ilence and concentrate on the fact that &)n him we live and move and have our !eing' is literally and scientifically e(actG #hat you :<E !ecause %e )4 that if %e is /mnipresent %e must !e in you. #hat if %e is all in all you must !e in %imG #hat %e is 4pirit and you are made in &%is image and likeness ' and that the only difference !etween %is spirit and your spirit is one of degree that a part must !e the same in kind and $uality as the whole. When you can reali7e this clearly you will have found the secret of the creative power of thought you will have found the origin of !oth good and evil you will have found the secret of the wonderful power of concentration you will have found the key to the solution of every pro!lem whether physical financial or environmental. &#he power to think consecutively and deeply and clearly is an avowed and deadly enemy to mistakes and !lunders superstitions unscientific theories irrational !eliefs un!ridled enthusiasm fanaticism.' - %addock EFC
EC2. EC3. EC3. What is recognition8 . 9ecause what we do depends upon what we are and what we are depends upon what we think. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans.orrect scientific thinking. EEF .P-'t T. What is correct scientific thinking8 #he a!ility to ad2ust our thought processes to the will of the 1niversal. St)(. What is this 1niversal . %ow do we !ecome conscious of power8 9y thinking. )n other words to cooperate with Natural laws.e's ECE. What then is the true !usiness of life8 . %ow is this accomplished8 9y securing a perfect understanding of the principles forces methods and com!inations of mind. ECC. EC=.ind8 #he !asic fact of all e(istence. EC?.onsciousness. 2FF. EC4. EC5.ent. What is inspiration8 #he art of reali7ing the omnipresence of /mniscience. What is the cause of all lack limitation disease and discord8 )t is due to the operation of e(actly the same law the law operates relentlessly and is continually !ringing a!out conditions in correspondence with the thought which originated or created them. 1pon what condition does power depend8 1pon recognition and use. 1pon what does the conditions with which we meet depend8 1pon the $uality of our thought.
ind is 2ust as much present in the )nfinitely large as in the )nfinitely small. #his must necessarily !e true5 otherwise the 1niverse would !e a chaos instead of a cosmos. #hey understand that there are laws governing electricity mathematics and chemistry !ut for some ine(plica!le reason it never seems to occur to them that there are also spiritual laws and that these laws are also definite scientific e(act and operate with immuta!le precision. ?. )n paragraph ? you will find that everything which we hold in our consciousness for any length of time !ecomes impressed upon our su!consciousness and so !ecomes a pattern which the creative energy will weave into our life and environment. C. #he answer to prayer is therefore su!2ect to law and this law is definite e(act and scientific 2ust as are the laws governing gravitation and electricity. 9ut unfortunately there are comparatively few persons who know how to pray. When we reali7e these facts concerning mind we understand how we may !ring ourselves any condition !y creating the corresponding conditions in our consciousness !ecause everything which is held for any length of time in the consciousness eventually !ecomes impressed upon the su!conscious and thus !ecomes a pattern which the creative energy will weave into the life and environment of the individual.-One )t is my privilege to offer you +art #wenty-/ne. %e thinks !ig thoughts. We see then that the science of correct thinking is the one science that it includes all other sciences. . #his will remove innumera!le petty and annoying o!stacles from your path. )n this way conditions are produced and we find that our lives are simply the reflection of our predominant thoughts our mental attitude. #his is one of the secrets of success one of the methods of organi7ing victory one of the accomplishments of the .ind. Dou will also !ecome conscious of a larger world of thought there!y increasing your mental capacity as well as placing yourself in a position to accomplish something of value.ent. )n paragraph = you will find that one of the secrets of success one of the methods of organi7ing victory one of the accomplishments of the . @arge ideas have a tendency to eliminate all smaller ideas so it is well to hold ideas large enough to counteract and destroy all small or undesira!le tendencies. We know that the 1niverse is governed !y law5 that for every effect there must !e a cause and that the same cause under the same conditions will invaria!ly produce the same effect.aster . Brom this science we learn that every thought creates an impression on the !rain that these impressions create mental tendencies and these tendencies create character a!ility and purpose and EEE . :n understanding of this law takes the foundation of .ind is to think !ig thoughts.aster .onse$uently if prayer has ever !een answered it will always !e answered if the proper conditions are complied with. =. #his is the secret of the wonderful power of prayer. #he creative energies of mind find no more difficulty in handling large situations than small ones.hristianity out of the realm of superstition and credulity and places it upon the firm rock of scientific understanding. EF. 3. .P-'t T.Int'o()*t+on .
We do a thing then do it again and again until it !ecomes easy and perhaps almost automatic5 and the same rule applies in !reaking any and all !ad ha!its5 we stop doing a thing and then avoid it again and again until we are entirely free from it5 and if we do fail now and then we should !y no means lose hope for the law is a!solute and invinci!le and gives us credit for every effort and every success even though our efforts and successes are perhaps intermittent. /n the one side is the constructive and creative thought on the other side the destructive and negative thought5 the creative thought is dominated !y an ideal the passive thought is dominated !y appearances. :n illustration of how these forces operate is suggested !y the method in which all our ha!its are formed. E3. )t is however no easy matter to change the mental attitude5 !ut !y persistent effort it may !e accomplished. EE. #hese e(periences come to us through the @aw of :ttraction5 through the action of this law we meet in the outer world the e(periences which correspond to our world within. E2. #he predominant thought or the mental attitude is the magnet and the law is that &like attracts like' conse$uently the mental attitude will invaria!ly attract such conditions as correspond to its nature. E?. EC. #o do this impress on the mind a perfect picture of the desire which you wish to have o!2ectified and continue to hold the picture in mind until results are o!tained. #hey give your picture life and life means growth and as soon as it !eings to grow the result is practically assured. #his mental attitude is our personality and is composed of the thoughts which we have !een creating in our own mind5 therefore if we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought. E4. <emem!er that Nature is plastic to the ideal5 think of the ideal as an already accomplished fact. #his will in turn change our mental attitude which will in turn change our personality which will in turn change the persons things and conditions " the e(periences " with which we meet in life. :s soon as you have done this you will !egin to attract new things and the new things will correspond to the new pictures. #here is no limit to what this law can do for you. *are to !elieve in your own idea. E5. )f the desire is one which re$uires determination a!ility talent courage power or any other spiritual power these are necessary essentials for your picture5 !uild them in5 they are the vital part of the picture5 they are the feeling which com!ines with thought and creates the irresisti!le magnetic power which draws the things you re$uire to you. #he mental attitude is patterned after the mental pictures which have !een photographed on the !rain5 if you do not like the pictures destroy the negatives and create new pictures5 this is the art of visuali7ation. *o not hesitate to aspire to the highest possi!le attainments in anything you may undertake for the mind0s forces are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful will in the effort to crystalli7e its highest aspirations into acts accomplishments and events. EE2 . /n !oth sides are men of science men of letters and men of affairs.that the com!ined action of character a!ility and purpose determines the e(periences with which we shall meet in life. E=. #he real !attle of life is one of ideas5 it is !eing fought out !y the few against the many. E3.
#he *ivine . )n the last analysis there are !ut these two classes5 all men will have to take their place on one side or the other5 they will have to go forward or go !ack5 there is no standing still in a world where all is in motion. <eali7e that you are e(ternali7ing in EE3 . 2=. #he complaint of humanity is as a roll of heaven0s artillery commencing with low and threatening notes and increasing until the sound is sent from cloud to cloud and the lightning splits the air and earth. 25. #hat we are in a period of transition is evidenced !y the unrest which is everywhere apparent. When they reali7e that the transcendent force of 4pirit or . Bor your e(ercise this week concentrate on the #ruth. #he old regime would have us !elieve that the law was superior to the lawmakers5 herein is the gist of the social crime of every form of privilege and personal ine$uality the institutionali7ing of the fatalistic doctrine of *ivine election. )t is this attempt to stand still that gives sanction and force to ar!itrary and une$ual codes of law. #he dawn of a new era necessarily declares that the e(isting order of things cannot much longer !e. #he issue !etween the old regime and the new the cru( of the social pro!lem is entirely a $uestion of conviction in the minds of the people as to the nature of the 1niverse. #he real interest of democracy is therefore to e(alt emancipate and recogni7e the divinity of the human spirit5 to recogni7e that all power is from within and that no human !eing has any more power than any other human !eing e(cept such as may willingly !e delegated to him.2F. What of the night8 #he danger and insecurity of the position they occupy and attempt to hold is !ecoming more apparent every hour. 24.osmic power as a power non-human and alien to humanity it will !e comparatively easy for a supposed privileged class to rule !y *ivine right in spite of every protest of social sentiment.ind5 it makes no e(ceptions it plays no favourites5 it does not act through sheer caprice or from anger 2ealousy or wrath5 neither can it !e flattered ca2oled or moved !y sympathy or petition to supply man with some need which he thinks necessary for his happiness or even his e(istence. #he *ivine .osmos is within each individual it will !e possi!le to frame laws that shall consider the li!erties and rights of the many instead of the privileges of the few. :s long as the people regard the . #he sentries who patrol the most advanced outposts of the )ndustrial +olitical and <eligious world are calling an(iously to each other.ind makes no e(ceptions in favour any individual5 !ut when the individual understands and reali7es his 1nity with the 1niversal principle he will appear to !e favoured !ecause he will have found the source of all health all wealth and all power. 23. 2E. 22. #ry to reali7e that the #ruth shall make you free that nothing can permanently stand in the way of your perfect success when you learn to apply the scientifically correct thought methods and principles. /n the creative side are men who spend their time in la!oratories or over microscopes and telescopes side !y side with the men who dominate the commercial political and scientific world5 on the negative side are men who spend their time investigating law and precedent men who mistake theology for religion statesmen who mistake might for right and all the millions who m to prefer precedent to progress who are eternally looking !ackward instead of forward who see only the world without !ut know nothing of the world within. 23.ind of the .ind is the 1niversal .
2FC. 2F3. %ow do e(periences come to us8 #hrough the @aw of :ttraction. What is the real secret of power8 #he consciousness of power !ecause whatever we !ecome conscious of is invaria!ly manifested in the o!2ective world is !rought forth into tangi!le e(pression. Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans.aster .. What is one of the distinctive characteristics of the . 2F3.ind8 %e thinks !ig thoughts he holds ideas large enough to counteract and destroy all petty and annoying o!stacles. 2F2. 2F5. %ow is this power !eing manifested8 #hrough the individual each individual is a channel where!y this energy is differentiated in form. What is the result of this discovery8 #he result is nothing less than marvellous5 it opens unprecedented and limitless opportunity.arden P-'t T.our environment your inherent soul potencies. #he new regime recogni7es the divinity of the individual the democracy of humanity. <eali7e that the 4ilence offers an ever-availa!le and almost unlimited opportunity for awakening the highest conception of #ruth. 2F4. 2F=. 4ilent thought concentration is therefore the true method of reaching awakening and then e(pressing the wonderful potential power of the world within.ent.-One St)(. EE4 . 2F?. #ry to comprehend that /mnipotence itself is a!solute 4ilence all else is change activity limitation.ind from which all things proceed and which is one and indivisi!le. %ow then may we eliminate imperfect conditions8 9y !ecoming conscious of our 1nity with the source of all power. 2EF.' . %ow is this law !rought into operation8 9y our predominant mental attitude.e's 2FE. What is the source of this power8 #he 1niversal . #he old regime is trying to cling to the fatalistic doctrine of *ivine election. %ow may we connect with this /mnipotence8 /ur a!ility to think is our a!ility to act on this 1niversal Energy and what we think is what is produced or created in the o!2ective world. &#he possi!ilities of thought training are infinite its conse$uence eternal and yet few take the pains to direct their thinking into channels that will do them good !ut instead leave all to chance. What is the issue !etween the old regime and the new8 : $uestion of conviction as to the nature of the 1niverse.
o )n +art #wenty-two you will find that thoughts are spiritual seeds which when planted in the su!conscious mind have a tendency to sprout and grow !ut unfortunately the fruit is fre$uently not to our liking.-T.ent. %owever strange it may seem it is the second or destructive activity that is with rare e(ception the cause of all disease. When we reali7e that our present character our present environment our present a!ility our present physical condition are all the result of past methods of thinking we shall !egin to have some conception of the value of knowledge. #he various forms of inflammation paralysis nervousness and diseased conditions generally are the manifestation of fear worry care an(iety 2ealousy hatred and similar thought. #his may !e partial or general. :ll life is !ased upon these constructive and destructive activities and as food water and air are the only re$uisites necessary for the construction of cells it would seem that the pro!lem of prolonging life indefinitely would not !e a very difficult one. Nourishing foods and strengthening tonics cannot !estow life !ecause these are !ut secondary manifestations to life.o E. 3. -nowledge is of priceless value !ecause !y applying knowledge we can make our future what we wish it to !e. #he waste material accumulates and saturates the tissues which causes autointo(ication. )f the state of our health is not all that could !e desired let us e(amine our method of thinking5 let us remem!er that every thought produces an impression on the mind5 every impression is a seed which will sink into the su!conscious and form a tendency5 the tendency will !e to attract other similar thoughts and !efore we know it we shall have a crop which must !e harvested. 2. #he life processes are carried on !y two distinct methods6 first the taking up and making use of nutritive material necessary for constructing cells5 second !reaking down and e(creting the waste material. #he primary manifestation of life and how you may get in touch with it is e(plained in the +art which ) have the privilege of enclosing herewith. #he pro!lem !efore us in the healing of disease is to increase the inflow and distri!ution of vital energy throughout the system and this can only !e done !y eliminating thoughts of fear worry care an(iety 2ealousy hatred and every other destructive thought which tend to tear down and destroy the nerves and glands which control the e(cretion and elimination of poisonous and waste matter.Int'o()*t+on . )f these thoughts contain disease germs the harvest will !e sickness decay weakness and failure5 the $uestion is what are we thinking what are we creating what is the harvest to !e8 EE5 . P-'t T.ent.P-'t T. )n the first case the distur!ance will !e local5 in the second place it will affect the whole system.-T.
We can understand then something of the power which the mind possesses over the !ody. #herefore any given vi!ration immediately modifies every atom in the !ody every life cell is affected and an entire chemical change is made in every group of cells.ake a mental image of physical perfection hold it in the mind until it is a!sor!ed !y the consciousness. . =. 3. 9ut as these e(periences are all the results of the action of your o!2ective mind over the !ody the results are of a temporary nature5 they soon pass away and leave the situation as it was !efore. #his should not !e difficult !ecause we all have had sufficient e(perience to know what produces pleasant vi!ration in the !ody and we also know the causes which produce the unpleasant and disagreea!le sensations. We are all using this power every minute. 5. %e may set the !one for you and the su!2ective mind will immediately !egin the process of welding the parts together and in a short time the !one is as solid as it ever was. EE. . @et us see how the action of the su!conscious mind over the !ody differs. When our thought has !een uplifted progressive constructive courageous no!le kind or in any other way desira!le we have set in motion vi!rations which !ring a!out certain results. #he vast panorama of nature !oth visi!le and invisi!le is constantly !eing changed !y simply changing the rate of vi!ration and as thought is a vi!ration we can also e(ercise this power. )n the first case the result is mental moral and physical health and in the second case discord disharmony and disease. :ll that is necessary is to consult our own e(perience. C.any have eliminated chronic ailments in a few weeks !y this method and thousands have overcome and destroyed all manner of ordinary physical distur!ances !y this method in a few days sometimes in a few minutes. We know that every mental action is a vi!ration and we know that all form is simply a mode of motion a rate of vi!ration. Everything in the 1niverse is what it is !y virtue of its rate of vi!ration. Dou may even !reak a !one. )f there is any physical condition which it is necessary to change the law governing visuali7ation will !e found effective. )t is through the law of vi!ration that the mind e(ercises this control over the !ody. #he challenge is to use it intelligently and produce only desira!le results. #he o!2ective mind has certain effects on the !ody which are readily recogni7ed. No surgeon on earth can weld the parts together I) am not referring to the insertion of rods or other devices to strengthen or replace !onesJ.hange the rate of vi!ration and you change the nature $uality and form.4. EF. ?. 4omeone says something to you which strikes you as ludicrous and you laugh possi!ly until your whole !ody shakes which shows that thought has control over the muscles of your !ody5 or someone says something which e(cites your sympathy and your eyes fill with tears which shows that thought controls the glands of your !ody5 or someone says something which makes you angry and the !lood mounts to your cheek which shows that thought controls the circulation of your !lood. When our thought has !een filled with envy hatred 2ealousy criticism or any of the thousand and one other forms of discord certain vi!rations have !een set in motion which !ring a!out certain other results of a different nature and each of these rates of vi!ration if kept up crystalli7es in form. Dou receive a wound5 thousands of cells !egin the work of healing at once5 and in a few days or a few weeks the work is complete. #he trou!le is that most of us are using it unconsciously and thus producing undesira!le results. We can change the vi!ration and thus produce any condition which we desire to manifest in our !odies. . Dou may swallow poison5 the EE3 .
#he $uality of the !rain is governed !y the state of mind or mental attitude so that if undesira!le mental attitudes are conveyed to the su!2ective they will in turn !e transferred to the !ody. We shall always find the cause in the world within5 !y changing the cause we change the effect. Every cell in your !ody is intelligent and will respond to your direction. EE= . E4.su!2ective mind will immediately discover the danger and make violent efforts to eliminate it. Dou may !ecome infected with a dangerous germ5 the su!2ective will at once commence to !uild a wall around the infected area and destroy the infection !y a!sor!ing it in the white !lood corpuscles which it supplies for this purpose. 2E. :l!ert #. E2. EC. #hey are like an army of workmen ready to start an important piece of work !ut every time they get started on the undertaking a strike is called or plans changed until they finally get discouraged and give up. #herefore we know how to make any physical change we desire in the !ody and having secured a working knowledge of the power of mind to this e(tent we have come to know that there is practically no limit which can !e placed upon our a!ility to place ourselves in harmony with Natural @aw which is omnipotent . #herefore when perfect images are placed !efore the su!2ective the creative energies will !uild a perfect !ody.' )t is a matter of individual effort and practice. #he way to health is founded on the law of vi!ration which is the !asis of all science and this law is !rought into operation !y the mind the &world within. #his influence or control over the !ody !y the mind is coming to !e more and more generally understood and many physicians are now giving the matter their earnest attention. E3. #hese processes of the su!conscious mind usually proceed without our knowledge or direction and so long as we do not interfere the result is perfect5 !ut as these millions of repair cells are all intelligent and respond to our thought they are often paraly7ed and rendered impotent !y our thoughts of fear dou!t and an(iety. We know then that every element of the human !ody is the result of a rate of vi!ration. 23. 22. E=. We know that mental action is a rate of vi!ration. E5. We know that the rate of vi!ration is governed !y the character of !rain cells. We know how to create these !rain cells. We know that a higher rate of vi!ration governs modifies controls changes or destroys a lower rate of vi!ration. E?. E3. *r. We can therefore readily see that if we wish the !ody to manifest health strength and vitality this must !e the predominant thought. /ur world of power is within5 if we are wise we shall not waste time and effort in trying to deal with effects as we find them in the &world without ' which is only an e(ternal reflection. 9rain cells are constructed in the same way. #he cells are all creators and will create the e(act pattern which you give them. 2F.24.
reator one who created !eings capa!le of sinning and then allowed them to !e eternally punished for such sins. &:ll are !ut parts of one stupendous whole whose !ody Nature is and Aod the soul. #his is not as it should !e. 2C. #hen let the thought rest on the fact that until recently theology has !een trying to teach an impossi!le . . We might pursue the su!2ect of maltreatment or want of treatment further in detail and descri!e the disastrous results of neglected cases5 !ut the task is an invidious one.ind that forms upholds sustains originates and creates all there is.' #hen try to reali7e that when you do &4peak to %im ' you are in touch with /mnipotence.4hofield who has written several important !ooks on the su!2ect says &#he su!2ect of mental therapeutics is still ignored in medical works generally. 2?. 2=. #here can !e no dou!t that few patients are aware of how much they can do for themselves. No dou!t many physicians treat nervous diseases of functional origin wisely and well !ut what we contend is that the knowledge they display was taught at no school was learned from no !ook !ut it is intuitive and empirical. #he power of mental therapeutics should !e the su!2ect of careful special and scientific teaching in every medical school. :lways the spiritual first then the transformation into the infinite and limitless possi!ilities of achievement. /f course the necessary outcome of such e(traordinary ignorance was to create fear instead of love and so after two thousand years of this kind of propaganda #heology is now !usily engaged in apologi7ing for . )n our physiologies no references is made to the central controlling power that rules the !ody for its good and the power of the mind over the !ody is seldom spoken of'.hristendom.' /pportunity follows perception action follows inspiration growth follows knowledge eminence follows progress. 23. What the patient can do for himself the forces he can set in motion are as yet unknown.ental therapeutics may !e directed !y the patient himself toward calming the mind in e(citement !y arousing feelings of 2oy hope faith and love5 !y suggesting motives for e(ertion !y regular mental work !y diverting the thoughts from the malady. 3E. EE? . Dou will then more readily appreciate the ideal man the man made in the image and likeness of Aod and you will more readily appreciate the all-originating .ross nurse is defying the will of Aod and hospitals and sanitariums are places of re!ellion instead of houses of mercy. #his reali7ation and recognition of this /mnipresent power will $uickly destroy any and every form of sickness or suffering and su!stitute harmony and perfection. 3F. 25. Bor your e(ercise this week concentrate on #ennyson0s !eautiful lines &4peak to %im thou for %e hears and spirit with spirit can meet . /f course this $uickly reasons itself into an a!surdity !ut there are many who still cherish the idea. We are inclined to !elieve that they are far greater than most imagine and will undou!tedly !e used more and more.loser is %e than !reathing and nearer than hands and feet. #hen remem!er there are those who seem to think that sickness and suffering are sent !y Aod5 if so every physician every surgeon and every <ed .
2E3.P-'t T. 2E2. #rue science and true religion are twin sisters where one goes the other necessarily follows. 2E4.o St)(. What is the process8 : reali7ation that man is a spiritual !eing and that this spirit must necessarily !e perfect.e's 2EE. What Natural @aw is !rought into operation8 #he @aw of Mi!ration. )s this system scientific or religious8 9oth. What is the result8 : conscious recognition of this perfection " first intellectually then emotionally " !rings a!out a manifestation of this perfection. 2E5. 2EC.ent. Q)est+ons . 2E3. What is the result of this system of thought8 Bor the first time in the world0s history every man0s highest reasoning faculty can !e satisfied !y a demonstra!le truth which is now fast flooding the world. 2E?. 2E=. %ow may sickness !e eliminated8 9y placing ourselves in harmony with Natural @aw which is /mnipotent. Why does this govern8 9ecause a higher rate of vi!ration governs modifies controls changes or destroys a lower rate of vi!ration.+t/ Ans. )s this system applica!le to other forms of supply8 )t will meet every human re$uirement or necessity. EEC .-T. 22F. Why is this so8 9ecause thought is spiritual and therefore creative and correlates with its o!2ect and !rings it into manifestation. )s this system of mental therapeutics generally recogni7ed8 Des there are literally millions of people in this country who make use of it in one form or another and o!viously many more worldwide.
P-'t T.Int'o()*t+on .reative thought re$uires attention and the power of attention is as we have found the weapon of the 4uper-man. . 3.ent. #he money consciousness is an attitude of mind5 it is the open door to the arteries of commerce. +erfection in this is not ac$uired in si( days nor in si( weeks nor in si( months. Where something is sent out something must !e received5 else there should !e a vacuum formed. 4. )n the mastery of this science and this art there is opportunity for unending progression. Not to go forward is to go !ackward. We make money !y making friends and we enlarge our circle of friends !y making money for them !y helping them !y !eing of service to them. E2F . . %e cannot cheat the )nfinite.ompensation is the keynote of the 1niverse. 2.-T/'ee )n the part which ) have the honor to transmit herewith you will find that money weaves itself into the entire fa!ric of our very e(istence5 that the law of success is service5 that we get what we give and for this reason we should consider it a great privilege to !e a!le to give.oney weaves itself into the entire fa!ric of our very e(istence5 it engages the !est thought of the !est minds. :ttention develops concentration and concentration develops 4piritual +ower and 4piritual +ower is the mightiest force in e(istence. 9y o!servance of this rule you cannot fail to profit in such measure as to amply 2ustify your effort along this line. #he law of compensation will demand of him an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. .P-'t T. We have found that thought is the creative activity !ehind every constructive enterprise. Bear is 2ust the opposite from money consciousness5 it is poverty consciousness and as the law is unchangea!le we get e(actly what we give5 if we fear we get what we feared.ent. )t is inevita!le that the entertainment of positive constructive and unselfish thoughts should have afar-reaching effect for good. Nature is constantly seeking to strike an e$uili!rium. #he man who at least is not fair in his intention is simply ignorant5 he has missed the fundamental law of all e(change5 he is impossi!le5 he will lose surely and certainly. #he first law of success then is service and this in turn is !uilt on integrity and 2ustice. %e may not know it5 he may think he is winning !ut he is doomed to certain defeat. #he forces of life are volatile5 they are composed of our thoughts and ideals and these in turn are molded into form. We can therefore give nothing of more practical value than our thought. )t is the la!or of life. #his is the science which em!races all sciences. )t is the receptive attitude. *esire is the attractive force which sets the current in motion and fear is the great o!stacle !y which the current is stopped or completely reversed turned away from us. /ur pro!lem is to keep an open mind to constantly reach out for the new to recogni7e opportunity to !e interested in the race rather than the goal for the pleasure is in the pursuit rather than the possession. )t is the art which a!ove all arts is relevant to human life.-T/'ee E.
ind or #hought it follows that in 4pirit and in it alone is to !e found the 1ltimate Bact the <eal #hing or )dea.ind the reality underlying #hought. =. : generous thought is filled with strength and vitality a selfish thought contains the germs of dissolution5 it will disintegrate and pass away. . C.onsciousness . #he average person is entirely innocent of any deep thinking.onsciousness the 4u!stance of . %e accepts the ideas of others and repeats them in very much the same way as a parrot5 this is readily seen when we understand the method which is used to form pu!lic opinion and this docile attitude on the part of a large ma2ority who seem perfectly willing to let a few persons do all their thinking for them is what ena!les a few men in a great many countries to usurp all the avenues of power and hold the millions in su!2ugation. ?. %e wants to know how results are to !e secured5 you must show him5 when you can do this he will furnish the means !y which hundreds or thousands may profit and in proportion as they are successful will he !e successful. )f you have the necessary insight to perceive and utili7e opportunities and favoura!le conditions and recogni7e values you can put yourself in position to take advantage of them !ut your greatest success will come as you are ena!led to assist others. Aiving in this sense implies service.' E2E .any constantly concentrate upon sorrow loss and discord of every kind5 as thought is creative it necessarily follows that this concentration inevita!ly leads to more loss more sorrow and more discord. &4pirit whatever else it may or may not !e must !e considered as the Essence of .arnegie and others did not get rich !ecause they lost money for other people5 on the contrary it is !ecause they made money for other people that they !ecame the wealthiest men in the wealthiest country on the glo!e. %ow could it !e otherwise8 /n the other hand when we meet with success gain or any other desira!le condition we naturally concentrate upon the effects of these things and there!y create more and so it follows that much leads to more. . Dou can make a money magnet of yourself !ut to do so you must first consider how you can make money for other people. #he power of attention is called concentration5 this power is directed !y the will and for this reason we must refuse to concentrate or think of anything e(cept the things we desire. )f we recogni7e the /mnipotent power that is the source of all supply we will ad2ust our consciousness to this supply in such a way that it will constantly attract all that is necessary to itself and we shall find that the more we give the more we get. Areat financiers are simply channels for the distri!ution of wealth5 enormous amounts come and go !ut it would !e as dangerous to stop the outgo as the income. 9oth ends must remain open5 and so our greatest success will come as we recogni7e that it is 2ust as essential to give as to get. EF. :nd as all ideas are phases of the activity of .5. %e thinks5 he is seldom a man who lets anyone else do his thinking for him. %ow an understanding of this principle can !e utili7ed in the !usiness world is well told !y an associate of mine6 E2. 3. What !enefits one must !enefit all. EE. #he financier gets much !ecause he gives much.organ <ockefeller .reative thinking re$uires attention. . #he !anker gives his money the merchant gives his goods the author gives his thought the workman gives his skill5 all have something to give !ut the more they can give the more they get and the more they get the more they are a!le to give.
) have not consulted him a!out his method of procedure though ) intend doing so at the first opportunity !ut he not only drew upon the )nfinite 4upply for the ideas which he needed and which formed the seed of his success !ut that he also used the .ompany0 Inaming a concern which has made a phenomenal success during the last eighteen months and is now well known !y reason of its advertisements from one end of the country to the other and also a!roadJ. *oes this sound sacrilegious or !lasphemous8 ) hope not5 ) do not mean it to !e so. #he other day ) heard of this man again.an in the PRRRRRRRRR . #ake away the implication of +ersonality or . :s this man also at the last must !e considered as a manifestation of 4pirit5 there is nothing sacrilegious in the idea that he !eing 4pirit should so harmoni7e himself with his /rigin and 4ource that he would !e a!le to manifest at least a minor degree of its +ower. #he last time ) had a talk with him he was practically &down and out ' as compared with his former !usiness condition. #his !eing admitted does it not seem reasona!le to hold that a true understanding of 4pirit and its laws of manifestation would !e a!out the most practical thing that a practical person can hope to find8 *oes it not seem certain that if the practical men of the world could !ut reali7e this fact they would &fall all over themselves' in getting to the place in which they might o!tain such knowledge of spiritual things and laws8 #hese men are not fools5 they need only to grasp this fundamental fact in order to move in the direction of that which is the essence of all achievement. #his was several years ago.ind0 teaching is correct it should !e possi!le for the individual to attain a direct connection with )nfinite .' E3.ind there must !e the possi!ility of all kinds of good ideas which a man of my courage and e(perience could put to practical use in the !usiness world and make a !ig success thereof.E3. #alking to a friend ) said6 &What has !ecome of our old friend Q8 %as he ever gotten on his feet again8' #he friend looked at me in ama7ement.agnified %uman Nature from the conception of the &#he )nfinite ' and what you have left is the conception of an )nfinite +resence-+ower the Luintessence of which is . %e is the man who supplied the 9)A )*E: for that concern.reative +ower of #hought in !uilding up E22 . &Why ' said he &don0t you know a!out Q0s great success8 %e is the 9ig .ind5 and in )nfinite . E=. E5. )t looked as if he had indeed reached the end of his rope for he was well advanced into the stage of middle-age and new ideas came more slowly and less fre$uently to him than in former years.onsciousness " in fact at the last 4pirit. @et me give you a concrete e(ample. Why he is a!out a half-million to the good and is moving rapidly toward the million mark5 all in the space of eighteen months. )nvestigation has shown that the story is true and that the a!ove stated facts are not e(aggerated in the slightest.hicago whom ) had always considered to !e $uite materialistic. )t looks good to me5 and ) am going to look into it. %e used it in his !usiness. E?.' ) had not connected this man with the enterprise mentioned5 although ) knew of the wonderful success of the company in $uestion. #his man did more5 he went a!out it in an intensely practical manner.reative #hought. ) know a man in .ind " 4pirit " and having found it he set it to work for him. E4. EC. %e had made several successes in life5 and also several failures. Now what do you think of that8 #o me it means that this man actually made the direct connection with )nfinite . 9ut if this P:ll-. %e said to me in su!stance6 &) know that all things that Pwork out0 in !usiness are the result of #hought5 any fool knows that. :ll of us do this more or less when we use our minds in the direction of . Kust now ) seem to !e short on thoughts and good ideas.
' .atter is !ut plastic stuff which 4pirit is a!le to create mould manipulate and fashion to its will.for himself an )dealistic +attern of that which he hoped to manifest in material form adding thereto changing improving its detail from time to time " proceeding from the general outline to the finished detail. #hose who may shrink from this idea of employing the )nfinite +ower to aid one in his work in the material world should remem!er that if the )nfinite o!2ected in the least to such a procedure the thing could never happen.Brancis @arimer Warner E23 . 2F. )t teaches that 4pirit is the <eal #hing the Whole #hing and that . %armonious conditions necessitate sufficient supply so that if there appears to !e any lack we should reali7e that the idea or soul of money is service and as this thought takes form channels of supply will !e opened and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that spiritual methods are entirely practical. 4pirituality is $uite practical very practical intensely practical. &We have discovered that premeditated orderly thinking for a purpose matures that purpose into fi(ed form so that we may !e a!solutely sure of the result of our dynamic e(periment. #he )nfinite is $uite a!le to take care of )tself. ) 2udge these to !e the facts of the case not alone from my recollection of the conversation a few years ago !ut also !ecause ) have found the same thing to !e true in the cases of other prominent men who have made similar manifestation of . 4pirituality is the most practical thing in the world " the only really and a!solutely practical thing that there isG 22. 2E. .oney is therefore of no value e(cept to !ring a!out the conditions which we desire and these conditions are necessarily harmonious. #his week concentrate on the fact that man is not a !ody with a spirit !ut a spirit with a !ody and that it is for this reason that his desires are incapa!le of any permanent satisfaction in anything that is not spiritual.reative #hought.
22=. What is the practical application of this principle8 #he fact that success is an effect not a cause and if we wish to secure the effect we must ascertain the cause or idea or thought !y which the effect is created. %ow may we !e of the most service8 %ave an open mind5 !e interested in the race rather than the goal in the pursuit rather than possession. %ow will our greatest success !e achieved8 9y a recognition of the fact that it is 2ust as essential to give as to receive. 223.-T/'ee St)(. Why do the great ma2ority in every country remain the docile and apparently willing tools of the few8 9ecause they let the few do all their thinking for them.ore sorrow and more loss. 225. 222. What is the result of a selfish thought8 )t contains the germs of dissolution. &Nurture your mind with great thoughts5 to !elieve in the heroic makes heroes.P-'t T. What is the first law of success8 4ervice.ent. )s this principle used in the !usiness world8 )t is the only principle which is ever used or ever can !e used5 there is no other principle.' . What is the effect of concentrating upon gain8 . 22?. What is the effect of concentrating upon sorrow and loss8 . Why do financiers fre$uently meet with great success8 9ecause they do their own thinking. #he fact that it may !e used unconsciously does not alter the situation. Q)est+ons 22E. 23F. 22C. 224.*israeli E24 . 223.ore gain.
)f you are inclined to !e philosophical +lato or Emerson may !e your teacher5 !ut in either case you may reach degrees of power to which it is impossi!le to assign any limit. When the scientists first put the 4un in the center of the 4olar 4ystem and sent the earth spinning around it there was immense surprise and consternation. )t is also possi!le for the mind to hear vi!rations up to the rate of 3? FFF vi!rations per second. P-'t T.' Det we know it is simply giving forth energy which produces vi!rations in the ether at the rate of four hundred trillion a second causing what are termed light waves so that we know that we call light is simply a form of energy and that the only light there is is the sensation caused in the mind !y the motion of the waves. #he whole idea was self-evidently false5 nothing was more certain than the movement of the 4un across the sky and anyone could see it descend !ehind the western hills and sink into the sea5 scholars raged and scientists re2ected the idea as a!surd yet the evidence has finally carried conviction in the minds of all.ent.' #he fruit of this knowledge is as it were a gift of the Aods5 it is the &truth' that makes men free not only free from every lack and limitation !ut free from sorrow worry and care " and is it not wonderful to reali7e that this law is no respector of persons8 )t makes no difference what your ha!it of thought may !e the way has !een prepared.P-'t T. We speak and even think of the 4un as &giving light. )f your mental !ias is toward physical science the law will operate with mathematical certainty.-Fo)' E. When the num!er increases the light changes in colour each change in colour !eing caused !y shorter and more rapid vi!rations5 so that although we speak of the rose as !eing red the grass as !eing green or the sky as !eing !lue we know that the colours e(ist only in our minds and are the sensations E25 . )f you are inclined to !e religious the greatest religious teacher the world has ever known made the way so plain that all may follow. We speak of a !ell as a &sounding !ody ' yet we know that all the !ell can do is to produce vi!rations in the air. When the num!er increases !eyond this all is silence again5 so we know that the sound is not in the !ell it is in our own mind. :n understanding of this principle ) !elieve is the secret for which the ancient :lchemists vainly sought !ecause it e(plains how gold in the mind may !e transmuted into gold in the heart and in the hand. When these vi!rations come at the rate of si(teen per second they cause a sound to !e heard in the mind.Int'o()*t+on . 3.ent.-Fo)' Enclosed you will find +art #wenty-four your final lesson of this course. )f you have practiced each of the e(ercises a few minutes every day as suggested you will have found that you can get out of life e(actly what you wish !y first putting into life that which you wish and you will pro!a!ly agree with the student who said6 &#he thought is almost overwhelming so vast so availa!le so definite so reasona!le and so usa!le. 2.
#he whole range then of the theory and practice of any system of metaphysics consists in knowing the #ruth concerning yourself and the world in which you live5 in knowing that in order to e(press harmony you must think harmony5 in order to e(press health you must think health5 and in order to e(press a!undance you must think a!undance5 to do this you must reverse the evidence of the senses. EF. Dour real work consists in convincing yourself of the truth of these statements. )t is evident therefore that we cannot depend upon the evidence of the senses for our information concerning the realities of things5 if we did we should !elieve that the sun moved that the world was flat instead of round that the stars were !its of light instead of vast suns. 4. <emem!er " and this is one of the most difficult as well as most wonderful statements to grasp " remem!er that no matter what the difficulty is no matter where it is no matter who is affected you have no patient !ut yourself5 you have nothing to do !ut to convince yourself of the truth which you desire to see manifested. )f you have learned to form mental images of the conditions desired this will !e the easiest and $uickest way to secure results5 if not results can !e accomplished !y argument !y the process of convincing yourself a!solutely of the truth of your statement.e(perienced !y us as the result of the vi!rations of light waves. #his is an e(act scientific statement in accordance with every system of . C. #he method for removing this error is to go into the 4ilence and know the #ruth. E23 .ental )mages :rgument and :uto-4uggestion are all simply methods !y which you are a!le to reali7e the #ruth. When you have succeeded in doing this you will have no difficulty in thinking the truth5 and as has !een shown the truth contains a vital principle and will manifest itself.' 3. E2. Every form of concentration forming . #hey know that life health and a!undance are /mnipresent filling all space and they know that those who allow disease or lack of any kind to manifest have as yet not come into an understanding of this great law. ?. :s all mind is one mind you can do this for yourself or anyone else. #hose who heal diseases !y mental methods have come to know this truth5 they demonstrate it in their lives and the lives of others daily. When the vi!rations are reduced !elow four hundred trillion a second they no longer affect us as light !ut we e(perience the sensation of heat. :s all conditions are thought-creations and therefore entirely mental disease and lack are simply mental conditions in which the person fails to perceive the truth5 as soon as the error is removed the condition is removed.etaphysics in e(istence and no permanent results are ever secured in any other way. When you come to know that every form of disease sickness lack and limitation are simply the result of wrong thinking you will have come to know the #ruth which shall make you free. )f these mountains consist only of dou!t fear distrust or other forms of discouragement they are none the less real and they need not only to !e moved !ut to !e &cast into the sea. 5. Dou will see how mountains may !e moved. =. EE.
#he flash of genius does not have its origin in the molecular motion of the !rain5 it is inspired !y the ego the spiritual &)' which is one with the 1niversal . Dour life and your actions and your influence in the world will depend upon the degree of truth which you are a!le to perceive for truth will not manifest in creeds !ut in conduct. E3. 2E. #his will ena!le you to overcome every form of lack limitation or disease of any kind. 22. /ur environment and the innumera!le circumstances and accidents of our lives already e(ist in the su!conscious personality which attracts to itself the mental and physical material which is congenial to its nature. )f you desire to help someone to destroy some form of lack limitation or error the correct method is not to think of the person whom you wish to help5 the intention to help them is entirely sufficient as this puts you in mental touch with the person. #hus our future is determined from our present and if there should !e apparent in2ustice in any feature or phase of our personal life we must look within for the cause and try to discover the mental fact which is responsi!le for the outward manifestation. #hese results are far-reaching and have effects upon generations yet to come5 they are the pillars of fire which mark the path that millions follow. 2F. E=. E2= . #he a!solute truth is that the &)' is perfect and complete5 the real &)' is spiritual and can therefore never !e less than perfect5 it can never have any lack limitation or disease. #ruth is not the result of logical training or of e(perimentation or even of o!servation5 it is the product of a developed consciousness. We must therefore find it in the world within. #ruth within a . No form of error can e(ist when the #ruth appears so that your entire mental work consists in coming into an understanding of the #ruth.E3. #ruth manifests in character and the character of a man should !e the interpretation of his religion or what to him is truth5 and this will in turn !e evidenced in the character of his possession.aesar manifests in a . We can get no understanding of the truth from the world without5 the world without is relative only. E5. 9ut remem!er that thought is creative and conse$uently every time you allow your thought to rest on any inharmonious condition you must reali7e that such conditions are appearances only5 they have no reality that spirit is the only reality and it can never !e less than perfect.ind and it is our a!ility to recogni7e this 1nity which is the cause of all inspiration all genius. /ur a!ility to do this will !e an indication as to the progress we are making. )f a man complains of the drift of his fortune he is 2ust as un2ust to himself as if he should deny rational truth though it stand patent and irrefuta!le. :ll thought is a form of energy a rate of vi!ration !ut a thought of the #ruth is the highest rate of vi!ration known and conse$uently destroys every form of error in e(actly the same way that light destroys darkness. #ruth is a!solute. E4. :s soon as you have succeeded is doing this the result will have !een accomplished and the person will !e free. #o train the mind to see #ruth only is to e(press true conditions only. EC.aesar0s deportment in his life and his action5 his influence upon social forms and progress. E?. )t is this truth which makes you free and it is the conscious knowledge of this truth which will ena!le you to overcome every difficulty. #hen drive out of your own mind any !elief of lack limitation disease danger difficulty or whatever the trou!le might !e.
#he words are therefore synonymous. Now the only activity which the spirit possesses is the power to think. #he difficulty with which you have to contend is to reali7e that mind is not individual.' . 25. . 23.ind is the totality of all mind which is in e(istence.23. 4pirit is . We would cease to e(ist. #he minute the spirit leaves the !ody we are as nothing. . 4miles E2? . #his creative power is impersonal and your a!ility to think is your a!ility to control it and make use of it for the !enefit of yourself and others. :s thought is creative and the truth is the highest and most perfect thought which anyone can think it is self-evident that to think the truth is to create that which is true and it is again evident that when truth comes into !eing that which is false must cease to !e. #hey have crossed the river of 2udgment and have arrived at the point of discrimination !etween the true and the false and have found that all they ever willed or dreamed was !ut a faint concept of the da77ling reality. #herefore thought must !e creative !ecause spirit is creative. Without it we would !e dead. )t is omnipresent. &#hough an inheritance of acres may !e !e$ueathed an inheritance of knowledge and wisdom cannot. 3E.ost people understand this word to mean something outside of themselves while e(actly the contrary is the fact. 2=. 3F.aster -ey !ut remem!er that only those who are wise enough to understand !road-minded enough to weigh the evidence firm enough to follow their own 2udgment and strong enough to make the sacrifice e(acted may enter and partake.4. #he 1niversal . When the truth of this statement is reali7ed understood and appreciated you will have come into possession of the . #he conditions with which you meet in the world without are invaria!ly the result of the conditions o!taining in the world within5 therefore it follows with scientific accuracy that !y holding the perfect ideal in mind you can !ring a!out ideal conditions in your environment. )f you see only the incomplete the imperfect the relative the limited these conditions will manifest in your life5 !ut if you train your mind to see and reali7e the spiritual ego the &)' which is forever perfect and complete then harmonious5 wholesome and healthful conditions only will !e manifested. )t e(ists everywhere. #he wealthy man may pay others for doing his work for him !ut it is impossi!le to get his thinking done for him !y another or to purchase any kind of self-culture. 24. )t is therefore 1niversal. 2C. #his week try to reali7e that this is truly a wonderful world in which we live that you are a wonderful !eing that many are awakening to a knowledge of the #ruth and that as fast as they awake and come into a knowledge of the &things which have !een prepared for them' they too reali7e that &Eye hath not seen nor ear heard neither hath it entered into the heart of man ' the splendors which e(ist for those who find themselves in the +romised @and. )t is our very life.en have heretofore generally used the word &Aod' to indicate this 1niversal creative principle5 !ut the word &Aod' does not convey the right meaning. #herefore spirit is really all there is of us.ind !ecause spirit is intelligent. 2?. )n other words there is no place where it is not.
What is meant !y thinking8 .ind is omnipresent it e(ists everywhere.' " Konathan Edwards E2C . 233. What is the 1niversal .etaphysics in e(istence depend8 1pon a knowledge of the #ruth concerning yourself and the world in which you live.ind in which we live and move and have our !eing is one and indivisi!le5 it is therefore 2ust as possi!le to help others as to help ourselves.ind8 )t is spiritual and conse$uently creative.ind and !ring it into manifestation for the !enefit of ourselves or others. )t seeks to e(press itself in form. 234.ind and that %e does really and truly dwell within you in other words you will come to know that the wonderful promises made in the 9i!le are fact not fiction and can !e demonstrated !y anyone having sufficient understanding. &#emples have their sacred images and we see what influence they have always had over a great part of mankind5 !ut in truth the ideas and images in men0s minds are the invisi!le powers that constantly govern them5 and to these they all pay universally a ready su!mission. )t is &#he World within.' )t is our spirit our life. 23?. 23=.ind8 #he totality of all mind in e(istence.ent. What is the &#ruth' concerning yourself8 #he real &)' or ego is spiritual and can therefore never !e less than perfect.an we do this for others8 #he 1niversal . 235. 23C. What will !e the result8 Dou will !e a!le to say &)t is not ) that doeth the works !ut the PBather0 that dwelleth within me %e doeth the works. What is the nature of the 1niversal . .' Dou will come to know that the &Bather' is the 1niversal . %ow may we act on the 1niversal . Q)est+ons W+t/ Ans.ind8 #he 1niversal .-Fo)' St)(.lear decisive calm deli!erate sustained thought with a definite end in view. 1pon what principle does the theory and practice of every system of . 24F. #here is no place where it is not. Where is the 1niversal .P-'t T. 232. What is the method of destroying any form of error8 #o a!solutely convince yourself of the #ruth concerning the condition which you wish to see manifested.e's 23E. )t is therefore within us. 233.ind8 /ur a!ility to think is our a!ility to act on the 1niversal .
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