Part Twenty-Four - Study Questions with Answers

  1. Upon what principle does the theory and practice of every system of Metaphysics in existence depend?
    Upon a knowledge of the Truth concerning yourself and the world in which you live.
  2. What is the Truth concerning yourself?
    The real I or ego is spiritual and is therefore always perfect.
  3. What is the method of creating any form of Truth?
    To absolutely convince yourself of the Truth concerning the condition which you wish to see manifested.
  4. Can we do this for others?
    The Universal Mind in which we live and move and have our being is one and indivisible, it is therefore just as possible to help others as to help ourselves.
  5. What is the Universal Mind?
    The totality of all mind in existence.
  6. Where is the Universal Mind?
    The Universal Mind is omnipresent, it exists everywhere. There is no place where it is not. It is therefore within us. It is The World within. It is our spirit, our life.
  7. What is the nature of the Universal Mind?
    It is spiritual and consequently creative. It seeks to express itself in form.
  8. How may we act on the Universal Mind?
    Our ability to think is our ability to act on the Universal Mind and bring it into manifestation for the benefit of ourselves or others.
  9. What is meant by thinking?
    Clear, decisive, calm, deliberate, sustained thought with a definite end in view.
  10. What will be the result?
    You will also be able to say, It is the ‘Universal’ that dwells within me that does the work. You will come to know that the Universal Mind does really and truly dwell within you, in other words, you will come to know that the wonderful promises made here are fact, and can be demonstrated by anyone having sufficient understanding.
The ideas and images in our minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them; and to these they all pay universally a ready submission.
- Inspired by Jonathan Edwards

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  1. When the truth of this statement is realized, understood, and appreciated, you will have come into possession of the Master-Key, but remember that only those who are wise enough to understand, broad enough to weigh the evidence, firm enough to follow their own judgment, and strong enough to make the sacrifice exacted, may enter and partake.
  2. This week, try to realize that this is truly a wonderful world in which we live, that you are a wonderful being, that many are awakening to a knowledge of the Truth, and as fast as they awake and come into a knowledge of the things which have been prepared for them they, too, realize that the splendors which exist for those who find themselves in the land that is only good is beyond sight, beyond hearing, beyond feeling. They have crossed the river of judgment and have arrived at the point of discrimination between the true and the not true, and have found that all they ever willed or dreamed, was but a faint concept of the dazzling reality.
Though an inheritance of acres may be bequeathed, knowledge and wisdom are earned. The wealthy person may pay others for doing their work for them, but they do their own thinking and have their own self-culture.
- Inspired by S. Smiles

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  1. The conditions with which you meet in the world without are invariably the result of the conditions obtaining in the world within, therefore it follows with scientific accuracy that by holding the perfect ideal in mind you can bring about ideal conditions in your environment.
  2. If you see only the complete, the perfect, the absolute, the free, these conditions will manifest in your life; and if you train your mind to see and realize the spiritual ego, the I which is forever perfect and complete, harmonious; wholesome, and healthful conditions only will be manifested.
  3. As 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 being that which is not true must cease to be.
  4. The Universal Mind is the totality of all mind which is in existence. Spirit is Mind, because spirit is intelligent. The words are, therefore, synonymous.
  5. Realize that mind is universal. It is omnipresent. It exists everywhere. In other words, there is no place where it is not. It is, therefore, Universal.
  6. People are, now, generally using the word Universal to indicate this Universal, creative principle; and the word Universal does convey the right meaning. Most people understand this word to mean something inside of themselves; this is exactly the case. It is our very life. With it we are alive. We come to exist. The minute the spirit enters the body, we are as the Universal. Therefore, spirit is really, all there is of us.
  7. Now, the only activity which the spirit possesses is the power to think. Therefore, thought must be creative, because spirit is creative. This creative power is impersonal and your ability to think is your ability to control it and make use of it for the benefit of yourself and others.

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  1. To train the mind to see Truth only is to express true conditions only, our ability to do this will be an indication as to the progress we are making.
  2. The absolute truth is that the I is perfect and complete; the real I is spiritual and is therefore always perfect; it is always abundant, free, and healthy. The flash of genius does have origin in the spiritual; it is inspired by the ego, the spiritual I which is one with the Universal Mind, and it is our ability to recognize this Unity which is the cause of all inspiration, all genius. These results are far reaching and have effect upon generations yet to come; they are the pillars of fire which mark the path that millions follow.
  3. Truth is not the result of logical training or of experimentation, or even of observation; it is the product of a developed consciousness. Truth within a Caesar, manifests in a Caesar's deportment, in Caesar's life and Caesar's action; Caesar's influence upon social forms and progress. Your life and your actions and your influence in the world will depend upon the degree of truth which you are enabled to perceive, for truth will manifest in conduct only.
  4. Truth manifests in character, and the character of a person, should be the interpretation of what to them is truth, and this will in turn be evidenced in the character of their possession. If a person is grateful for the drift of their fortune they are just as just to themselves as if they should allow rational truth, when it stands patent and irrefutable.
  5. Our environment and the innumerable circumstances and accidents of our lives already exist in the subconscious personality which attracts to itself the mental and physical material which is congenial to its nature. Thus our future being determined from our present, and if there should be justice in any feature or phase of our personal life, we must look within for the cause, try to discover the mental fact which is responsible for the outward manifestation.
  6. It is this truth which makes you free and it is the conscious knowledge of this truth which will enable you to achieve every blessing.

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  1. Remember, and this is one of the most wonderful statements to grasp.... remember that no matter what the situation is, no matter where it is, no matter who is affected, you have no patient but yourself; you have nothing to do but to convince yourself of the truth which you desire to see manifested.
  2. This is an exact scientific statement in accordance with every system of Metaphysics in existence, and no permanent results are ever secured in any other way.
  3. Every form of concentration, forming Mental Images, Argument, and Auto-Suggestion are all simply methods by which you are enabled to realize the Truth.
  4. If you desire to help someone, to create some form of abundance, freedom or success, the correct method is to intend to help the person; the intention to help them is entirely sufficient, as this puts you in mental touch with the person. Then bring into your own mind any belief of abundance, freedom, health, well-being, success and whatever the need might be. As soon as you have succeeded in doing this the result will have been accomplished, and the person will be free.
  5. But remember that thought is creative and consequently every time you allow your thought to rest on any harmonious condition, you must realize that such conditions are real, they have a reality, that spirit is the only reality and it is always perfect.
  6. All thought is a form of energy, a rate of vibration, but a thought of the Truth is the highest rate of vibration known and consequently destroys every form of non truth in exactly the same way that light destroys darkness; no form of non truth can exist when the Truth appears, so that your entire mental work consists in coming into an understanding of the Truth. This will enable you to create every form of abundance, freedom and health of any kind.
  7. We can get an understanding of the truth only from the world within; the world within is absolute; Truth is absolute. We must therefore find it in the world within.

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  1. The whole range then of the theory and practice of any system of metaphysics consists in knowing the Truth concerning yourself and the world in which you live; in knowing that in order to express harmony, you must think harmony; in order to express health you must think health; and in order to express abundance you must think abundance; to do this you must analyse the evidence of the senses.
  2. When you come to know that every form of health, well being, abundance and freedom is simply the result of right thinking, you will have come to know the Truth which shall make you free. You will see how mountains may be climbed. If these mountains consist only of certainty, love, trust or other forms of encouragement, they are none the less real, and they need only to be climbed.
  3. Your real work consists in convincing yourself of the truth of these statements. When you have succeeded in doing this you will easily be able to think the truth, and as has been shown, the truth contains a vital principle and will manifest itself.
  4. Those who heal by mental methods have come to know this truth, they demonstrate it in their lives and the lives of others daily. They know that life, health and abundance are Omnipresent, filling all space, and they know that those who allow health and abundance of any kind to manifest, have come into an understanding of this great law.
  5. As all conditions are thought creations and therefore entirely mental, health or abundance are simply mental conditions in which the person perceives the truth; as soon as the truth is seen, the condition is manifested.
  6. The method for seeing the Truth is to go into the Silence and know the Truth; as all mind is one mind, you can do this for yourself or anyone else. If you have learned to form mental images of the conditions desired, this will be the easiest and quickest way to secure results; if not, results can be accomplished by argument, by the process of convincing yourself absolutely of the truth of your statement.

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  1. When the scientists first put the Sun in the center of the Solar System and sent the earth spinning around it, there was immense surprise and consternation. The whole idea was self-evidently false; nothing was more certain than the movement of the Sun across the sky, and anyone could see it descend behind the western hills and sink into the sea; scholars raged and scientists rejected the idea as absurd, yet the evidence has finally carried conviction in the minds of all.
  2. We speak of a bell as a sounding body, yet we know that all the bell can do is to produce vibrations in the air. When these vibrations come at the rate of sixteen per second, they cause a sound to be heard in the mind. It is also possible for the mind to hear vibrations up to the rate of 38,000 vibrations per second. When the number increases beyond this, all is silence again; so that we know that the sound is not in the bell, it is in our own mind.
  3. We speak and even think of the Sun as giving light. Yet we know it is simply giving forth energy which produces vibrations in space at the rate of four hundred trillion a second, causing what are termed light waves, so that we know that what we call light is simply a form of energy and that the only light there is, is the sensation caused in the mind by the motion of the waves. When the number increases, the light changes in color, each change in color being caused by shorter and more rapid vibrations; so that although we speak of the rose as being red, the grass as being green, or the sky as being blue, we know that the colors exist only in our minds, and are the sensations experienced by us as the result of the vibrations of light waves. When the vibrations are reduced below four hundred trillion a second, they no longer affect us as light, but we experience the sensation of heat. It is evident, therefore, that we need to look beyond our senses for our information concerning the realities of things; if we didn't we should believe that the sun moved around the earth instead of the earth moving around the sun, that the world was flat instead of round, that the stars were bits of light instead of vast suns.

Part Twenty-Four - Introduction

Enclosed you will find Part Twenty-four, your final lesson of this course.

If you have practiced each of the exercises a few minutes every day, as suggested, you will have found that you can get out of life exactly what you wish by first putting into life that which you wish, and you will probably agree with the student who said: The thought is almost overwhelming, so vast, so available, so definite, so reasonable and so usable.

The fruit of this knowledge is, as it were, a gift of the Universal; it is the truth that makes people free, abundant, joyful, serene and peaceful, and, is it not wonderful to realize that this law works for all people, that it works for all habits of thought, the way has been prepared.

If you are inclined to be contemplative, the greatest contemplative teacher the world has ever known made the way so plain that all may follow. If your mental bias is toward physical science, the law will operate with mathematical certainty. If you are inclined to be philosophical, Plato or Emerson may be your teacher, but in either case, you may reach degrees of power to which it is impossible to assign any limit.

An understanding of this principle, I believe, is the secret for which the ancient Alchemists sought, because it explains how gold in the mind may be transmuted into gold in the heart and in the hand.

Part Twenty-Three - Study Questions with Answers

  1. What is the first law of success?
  2. How may we be of the most service?
    Have an open mind; be interested in the race only, in the pursuit only.
  3. What is the result of a generous thought?
    It contains the seeds of growth.
  4. How will our greatest success be achieved?
    By a recognition of the fact that it is just as essential to give as to receive.
  5. Why do financiers frequently meet with great success?
    Because they do their own thinking.
  6. Why do some people in every country become active and work towards more freedom for all?
    Because they do all their thinking for themselves.
  7. What is the effect of concentrating upon joy and abundance?
    More joy and more abundance.
  8. What is the effect of concentrating upon gain?
    More gain.
  9. Is this principle used in the business world?
    It is the only principle which is ever used, or ever can be used. Even though it may be used unconsciously.
  10. What is the practical application of this principle?
    The fact that success is an effect, and if we wish to secure the effect we must ascertain the cause, the idea or thought by which the effect is created.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. - Disraeli

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  1. This week concentrate on the fact that people are a spirit with a body, and that it is for this reason that their desires are capable of permanent satisfaction only in the spiritual realm. Money is therefore of no value except to bring about the conditions which we desire, and these conditions are necessarily harmonious. Harmonious conditions necessitate sufficient supply, so that if there appears to be any abundance, we have realized that the idea or soul of money is service, and as this thought takes form, channels of supply will be opened, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that spiritual methods are entirely practical.
We have discovered that premeditated, orderly thinking for a purpose matures that purpose into fixed form, so that we may be absolutely sure of the result of our dynamic experiment.
- Francis Larimer Warner

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  1. Does this sound spiritual? I hope so; I do mean it to be so. Take away the implication of Personality, or Magnified Human Nature, from the conception of the The Infinite, and you have left the conception of an Infinite Presence-Power, the Quintessence of which is Consciousness -- in fact, at the last, Spirit. As this man, also, at the last, must be considered as a manifestation of Spirit; he, being Spirit, should so harmonize himself with his Origin and Source that he would be able to manifest at least a minor degree of its Power. All of us do this, more or less, when we use our minds in the direction of Creative Thought. This man did more, he went about it in an intensely practical manner.
  2. I have not consulted him about his method of procedure, though I intend doing so at the first opportunity, but, he not only drew upon the Infinite Supply for the ideas which he needed (and which formed the seed of his success), but that he also used the Creative Power of Thought in building up for himself an Idealistic Pattern 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. I judge this to be the facts of the case, not alone from my recollection of the conversation a few years ago, but also because I have found the same thing to be true in the cases of other prominent people who have made similar manifestation of Creative Thought.
  3. Those who may grab onto this idea of employing the Infinite Power to aid one in their work in the material world, should remember that it will only work if the Infinite approved such a procedure. The Infinite is quite able to take care of Itself.
  4. Spirituality is quite practical, very practical, intensely practical. It teaches that Spirit is the Real Thing, the Whole Thing, and that Matter is but plastic stuff, which Spirit is able to create, mould, manipulate, and fashion to its will. Spirituality is the most practical thing in the world -- the only really and absolutely practical thing that there is!

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  1. He said to me, in substance: I know that all things that 'work out' in business are the result of Thought; anyone knows that. Just now, I seem to not have any thoughts or good ideas. But, if this 'All-Mind' teaching is correct, it should be possible for the individual to attain a 'direct connection' with Infinite Mind; and in Infinite Mind there must be the possibility of all kinds of good ideas which a man of my courage and experience could put to practical use in the business world, and make a big success thereof. It looks good to me; and I am going to look into it.
  2. This was several years ago. The other day I heard of this man again. Talking to a friend, I said: What has come of our old friend X? Has he ever gotten on his feet again? The friend looked at me in amazement. Why, said he, don't you know about X's great success? He is the Big Man in the '_________ Company' (naming a concern which has made a phenomenal success during the last eighteen months and is now well known, by reason of its advertisements, from one end of the country to another, and also abroad). He is the man who supplied the BIG IDEA for that concern. Why, he is about a half-million to the good and is moving rapidly toward the million mark; all in the space of eighteen months. I had not connected this man with the enterprise mentioned; although I knew of the wonderful success of the company in question. Investigation has shown that the story is true, and that the above stated facts are completely accurate.
  3. Now, what do you think of that? To me, it means that this man actually made the direct connection with Infinite Mind -- Spirit -- and, having found it, he set it to work for him. He used it in his business.

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  1. The power of attention is called concentration; this power is directed by the will; for this reason we must concentrate or think of only the things we desire. Some are constantly concentrating upon happiness, abundance and harmony of every kind; as thought is creative it necessarily follows that this concentration inevitably leads to more abundance, more happiness and more harmony. It must be so. When we meet with success, abundance, or any other desirable condition, we naturally concentrate upon the effects of these things and thereby create more, and so it follows that much leads to more.
  2. How an understanding of this principle can be utilized in the business world is well told by an associate of mine:
  3. Spirit, whatever else it may or may not be, must be considered as the Essence of Consciousness, the Substance of Mind, the reality underlying Thought. And as all ideas are phases of the activity of Consciousness, Mind or Thought, it follows that in Spirit, and in it alone, is to be found the Ultimate Fact, the Real Thing, or Idea.
  4. This being admitted, does it not seem reasonable to hold that a true understanding of Spirit, and its laws of manifestation, would be about the most practical thing that a practical person can hope to find? Does it not seem certain that if the practical people of the world could but realize this fact, they would fall all over themselves in getting to the place in which they might obtain such knowledge of spiritual things and laws? These people are smart; they need only to grasp this fundamental fact in order to move in the direction of that which is the essence of all achievement.
  5. Let me give you a concrete example. I know a man in Chicago whom I had always considered to not be spiritual. He had made several successes in life; and also several not.
  6. The last time I had a talk with him he was not even close to successful as compared with his former business condition. It looked as if he had indeed reached no more chances, for he was well advanced into the stage of middle-age, and new ideas came not as quickly, and as frequently to him than in former years.

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  1. A generous thought is filled with strength and vitality, a generous thought contains the seeds of growth; it will grow and thrive. Great financiers are simply channels for the distribution of wealth; enormous amounts come and go, and it is as beneficial to have the outgo as the income; both ends must remain open; and so our greatest success will come as we recognize that it is just as essential to give as to get.
  2. If we recognize the Omnipotent power that is the source of all supply we will adjust 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. Giving in this sense implies service. The banker gives their money, the merchant gives their goods, the author gives their thought, the worker gives their skill; all have something to give, but the more they can give, the more they get, and the more they get the more they are enabled to give.
  3. The financier gets much because they give much; they think; they are a person that does their own thinking; they want to know how results are to be secured; you must show them; when you can do this they will furnish the means by which hundreds or thousands may profit, and in proportion as they are successful will the financier be successful. Morgan, Rockefeller, Carnegie and others got rich because they made money for other people; it is because they made money for other people that they became the wealthiest men in the wealthiest country on the globe.
  4. Some people are deep thinking; they analyse the ideas of others, and improve them, in very much the same way as evolution; this is readily seen when we understand the method which is used to form private knowledge, this active attitude on the part of some who seem perfectly willing to do all their thinking for themselves is what enables a few people in a great many countries to usurp all the avenues of power and free the millions. Creative thinking requires attention.

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  1. The money consciousness is an attitude of mind; it is the open door to the arteries of commerce. It is the receptive attitude. Desire is the attractive force which sets the current in motion and love is the great pipe by which the current is opened and flows completely straight, towards us.
  2. Love is just the same as money consciousness; it is wealth consciousness, and as the law is perfect we get exactly what we give; if we love we get what we loved. Money weaves itself into the entire fabric of our very existence; it engages the best thought of the best minds.
  3. We make money by making friends, and we enlarge our circle of friends by making money for them, by helping them, by being of service to them. The first law of success then is service, and this in turn is built on integrity and justice. The person who at least is fair in their intention is simply intelligent; they have hit the fundamental law of all exchange; they are possible; they will win surely and certainly; they will know it; they will know they are winning, and they are destined to certain success. They can play fair with the Infinite. The law of compensation will demand of them a service for a service and a favor for a favor.
  4. The forces of life are volatile; they are composed of our thoughts and ideals and these in turn are moulded into form; our task is to keep an open mind, to constantly reach out for the new, to recognize opportunity, to be interested in the race only, for the pleasure is in the pursuit only.
  5. You can make a money magnet of yourself, but to do so you must first consider how you can make money for other people. If you have the necessary insight to perceive and utilize opportunities and favorable conditions and recognize values, you can put yourself in position to take advantage of them, but your greatest success will come as you are enabled to assist others. What benefits one must benefit all.

Part Twenty-Three - Introduction

In the part which I have the honor to transmit herewith you will find that money weaves itself into the entire fabric of our very existence; that the law of success is service; that we get what we give, and for this reason we should consider it a great privilege to be able to give.

We have found that thought is the creative activity behind every constructive enterprise. We can therefore give nothing of more practical value than our thought.

Creative thought requires attention, and the power of attention is, as we have found, the power of the Super-human. Attention develops concentration, and concentration develops Spiritual Power, and Spiritual Power is the mightiest force in existence.

This is the science which embraces all sciences. It is the art which, above all arts, is relevant to human life. In the mastery of this science and this art there is opportunity for unending progression. Perfection in this is not acquired in six days, nor in six weeks, nor in six months. It is the labor of life. Go forward.

It is inevitable that the entertainment of positive, constructive and generous thoughts should have a far-reaching effect for good. Compensation is the key-note of the universe. Nature is constantly seeking to strike an equilibrium. Where something is sent out something must be received. By observance of this rule you will profit in such measure as to amply justify your effort along this line.

Part Twenty-Two - Study Questions with Answers

  1. How may health be maintained?
    By placing ourselves in harmony with Natural Law which is Omnipotent.
  2. What is the process?
    A realization that you are a spiritual being and that this spirit must necessarily be perfect.
  3. What is the result?
    A conscious recognition of this perfection - first intellectually, then emotionally - brings about a manifestation of this perfection.
  4. Why is this so?
    Because thought is spiritual and therefore creative and correlates with its object and brings it into manifestation.
  5. What Natural Law is brought into operation?
    The Law of Vibration.
  6. Why does this govern?
    Because a higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls, changes, or destroys a lower rate of vibration.
  7. Is this system of mental therapeutics generally recognized?
    Yes, there are literally millions of people in this world who make use of it in one form or another.
  8. What is the result of this system of thought?
    For the first time in the world's history everyone's highest reasoning faculty can be satisfied by a demonstrable truth which is now fast flooding the world.
  9. Is this system applicable to other forms of supply?
    It will meet every human requirement or necessity.
  10. Is this system scientific?
    Yes. Any system that, over time, evolves closer to the truth is scientific.

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  1. Then let the thought rest on the fact that recently science has been learning about creation of the Universe, one who created beings capable of only being good and then allowed them to be eternally rewarded for such goodness. Of course the necessary outcome of such extraordinary intelligence is to create love, and so, after years of this kind of truth, science will be busily engaged in reality.
  2. You will then more readily appreciate the ideal person, the person made in the Universal, and you will more readily appreciate the all originating Mind that forms, upholds, sustains, originates, and creates all there is. All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body nature is, and the Universal the soul. Opportunity follows perception, action follows inspiration, growth follows knowledge, eminence follows progress. Always the spiritual first, then the transformation into the always abundant possibilities of achievement.

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  1. This influence or control over the body by mind is coming to be more and more generally understood, and many physicians are now giving the matter their earnest attention. Dr. Albert T. Shofield, who has written several important books on the subject, says, The subject of mental therapeutics is still ignored in medical works generally. In our physiologies no references is made to the central controlling power that rules the body for its good, and the power of the mind over the body is seldom spoken of.
  2. No doubt many physicians treat nervous conditions of functional origin wisely and well, but what we contend is that the knowledge they display was taught at no school, was learned from no book, but it is intuitive and empirical.
  3. This is not as it should be. The power of mental therapeutics should be the subject of careful, special and scientific teaching in every medical school.
  4. There can be no doubt that some patients are aware how much they can do for themselves. What the patient can do for themselves, the forces they can set in motion are becoming known. We are inclined to believe that they are far greater than most imagine, and will undoubtedly be used more and more. Mental therapeutics may be directed by the patient themselves to calming the mind in excitement, by arousing feelings of joy, hope, faith, and love; by suggesting motives for exertion, by regular mental work, by diverting the thoughts.
  5. For your exercise this week concentrate on the beautiful lines inspired by Tennyson, Speak to the Universal, thou, for the Universal hears, and spirit with spirit can meet, Closer is the Universal than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet. Then try to realize that when you do Speak to the Universal you are in touch with Omnipotence.
  6. This realization and recognition of this Omnipresent power will quickly bring any and every form of health, joy, harmony and perfection.

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  1. Every cell in your body is intelligent and will respond to your direction. The cells are all creators and will create the exact pattern which you give them.
  2. Therefore, when perfect images are placed before the subjective, the creative energies will build a perfect body.
  3. Brain cells are constructed in the same way. The quality of the brain is governed by the state of mind, or mental attitude, so that if desirable mental attitudes are conveyed to the subjective they will in turn be transferred to the body; we can therefore readily see that if we wish the body to manifest health, strength and vitality this must be the predominant thought.
  4. We know then that every element of the human body is the result of a rate of vibration.
  5. We know that mental action is a rate of vibration.
  6. We know that a higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls, changes, or destroys a lower rate of vibration.
  7. We know that the rate of vibration is governed by the character of brain cells, and finally,
  8. We know how to create these brain cells; therefore,
  9. We know how to make any physical change in the body we desire, and having secured a working knowledge of the power of mind to this extent, we have come to know that we are practically totally free in our ability to place ourselves in harmony with natural law, which is omnipotent.

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  1. Let us see how the action of the subconscious mind over the body differs. Your skin may become not complete; thousands of cells begin the work of healing at once; in a few days or a few weeks the work is complete. You may even have a bone that has become not whole. 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 bones). They may set the bone for you, and the subjective mind will immediately begin the process of welding the parts together, and in a short time the bone is as solid as it ever was. You may swallow something that is really not good for your immediate health; the subjective mind will immediately discover the danger and make swift efforts to eliminate it. You may become infected with a non healthy bacteria; the subjective will at once commence to build a wall around the infected area and destroy the infection by absorbing it in the white blood corpuscles which it supplies for the purpose.
  2. These processes of the subconscious mind usually proceed without our personal knowledge or direction, and so long as we leave them alone the result is perfect, and, as these millions of repair cells are all intelligent and respond to our thought, they are often freed and rendered potent by our thoughts of courage, certainty, and calmness. They are like a company of workers, ready to start an important piece of work, and every time they get started on the undertaking a flow is established, and plans stay consistent, they then get courageous and complete the work.
  3. The way to health is founded on the law of vibration, which is the basis of all science, and this law is brought into operation by the mind, the world within. It is a matter of individual effort and practice. Our world of power is within; if we are wise we shall invest our time and effort in trying to deal with causes as we find them in the world within, which is an internal, the source.
  4. We shall always find the cause in the world within; by changing the cause, we change the effect.

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  1. We are all using this power every minute. The good thing is some of us are using it consciously and thus producing desirable results. The solution is to use it intelligently and produce only desirable results. This should be easy, because we all have had sufficient experience to know what produces pleasant vibration in the body.
  2. All that is necessary is to consult our own experience. When our thought has been uplifted, progressive, constructive, courageous, noble, kind or in any other way desirable, we have set in motion vibrations which brought about certain results. When our thought has been filled with generosity, love, understanding, praise or any of the other thousand and one forms of harmony, certain vibrations were set in motion which brought about certain more results of a beneficial nature, and each of these rates of vibration, if kept up,crystallized in form. In the first case the result was mental, moral and physical health, and in the second case peace, harmony and joy.
  3. We can understand, then, something of the power which the mind possesses over the body.
  4. The objective mind has certain effects on the body which are readily recognized. Someone says something to you which strikes you as ludicrous and you laugh, possibly until your whole body shakes, which shows that thought has control over the muscles of your body; or someone says something which excites your joy and your eyes fill with tears, which shows that thought controls the glands of your body; or someone says something which makes you aroused and the blood mounts to your cheek, which shows that thought controls the circulation of your blood. But as these experiences are all the results of the action of your objective mind over the body, the results are of a temporary nature; they soon pass away and leave the situation as it was before.

Part Twenty-Two - Page 1

  1. Knowledge is of priceless value, because by applying knowledge we can make our future what we wish it to be. When we realize that our present character, our present environment, our present ability, our present physical condition are all the result of past methods of thinking, we shall begin to have some conception of the value of knowledge.
  2. If the state of our health is not all that could be desired, let us examine our method of thinking; let us remember that every thought produces an impression on the mind; every impression is a seed which will sink into the subconscious and form a tendency; the tendency will be to attract other similar thoughts and before we know it we shall have a crop which must be harvested.
  3. If these thoughts contain positive seeds, the harvest will be health, growth, strength, and success; the question is, what are we thinking, what are we creating, what is the harvest to be?
  4. If there is any physical condition which it is necessary to change, the law governing visualization will be found effective. Make a mental image of physical perfection, hold it in the mind until it is absorbed by the consciousness. Many have cured themselves in a few weeks by this method, and thousands have overcome and created all manner of physical health by this method in a few days,sometimes in a few minutes.
  5. It is through the law of vibration that the mind exercises this control over the body. We know that every mental action is a vibration, and we know that all form is simply a mode of motion, a rate of vibration. Therefore, any given vibration immediately modifies every atom in the body, every life cell is affected and an entire chemical change is made in every group of life cells.
  6. Everything in the Universe is what it is by virtue of its rate of vibration. Change the rate of vibration and you change the nature, quality and form. The vast panorama of nature, both visible and invisible, is being constantly changed by simply changing the rate of vibration, and as thought is a vibration we can also exercise this power. We can change the vibration and thus produce any condition which we desire to manifest in our bodies.

Part Twenty-Two - Introduction

In Part Twenty-two you will find that thoughts are spiritual seeds, which, when planted in the subconscious mind, have a tendency to sprout and grow, but unfortunately the fruit is frequently not to our liking.

The various forms of vitality, freedom of movement, calmness and healthy conditions generally, are the manifestation of courage, serenity, peace, silence, generosity, love and similar thought.

The life processes are carried on by two distinct methods; first, the taking up and making use of nutritive material necessary for constructing cells; second, breaking down and excreting the waste material.

All life is based upon these constructive and destructive activities, and as food, water and air are the only requisites necessary for the construction of cells, it would seem that the problem of prolonging life indefinitely would not be a very difficult one.

However strange it may seem, it is the first or constructive activity that is, with rare exception, the cause of all health. The new material accumulates and feeds the tissues, which causes growth. This may be partial or general. In the first case the growth will be local; in the second place it will affect the whole system.

Therefore to heal, increase the inflow and distribution of vital energy throughout the system, and this can only be done by creating thoughts of courage, serenity, peace, calmness, generosity, love, and every other constructive thought, which tend to build up and repair the nerves and glands which control the excretion and elimination of waste matter.

Nourishing foods and strengthening tonics cannot bestow life, because these are but secondary manifestations to life. The primary manifestation of life and how you may get in touch with it is explained in the Part which I have the privilege of enclosing herewith.

Part Twenty-One - Study Questions with Answers

  1. What is the real secret of power?
    The consciousness of power, because whatever we become conscious of, is invariably manifested in the objective world, is brought forth into tangible expression.
  2. What is the source of this power?
    The Universal Mind, from which all things proceed, and which is one and indivisible.
  3. How is this power being manifested?
    Through the individual, each individual is a channel whereby this energy is being differentiated in form.
  4. How may we connect with this Omnipotence?
    Our ability to think is our ability to act on this Universal Energy, and what we think is what is produced or created in the objective world.
  5. What is the result of this discovery?
    The result is marvelous, it opens unique and abundant opportunity.
  6. How, then, may we create perfect conditions?
    By becoming conscious of our Unity with the source of all power.
  7. What is one of the distinctive characteristics of the Master Mind?
    The Master Mind thinks big thoughts, the Master Mind holds ideas large enough that that is all that there is room for.
  8. How do experiences come to us?
    Through the law of attraction.
  9. How is this law brought into operation?
    By our predominant mental attitude.
  10. What is the issue between the old regime and the new?
    A question of conviction as to the nature of the Universe. The new regime recognizes the divinity of the individual, the democracy of humanity.

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  1. For your exercise this week, concentrate on the Truth. Try to realize that the Truth shall make you free, that is, you can have perfect success when you learn to apply the scientifically correct thought methods and principles. Realize that you are externalizing in your environment your inherent soul potencies. Realize that the Silence offers an ever available and almost unlimited opportunity for awakening the highest conception of Truth. Try to comprehend that Omnipotence itself is absolute silence, all else is change, activity, limitation. Silent thought concentration is therefore the true method of reaching, awakening, and then expressing the wonderful potential power of the world within.
The possibilities of thought training are infinite, its consequence eternal, and some take the pains to direct their thinking into channels that will do them good. - Inspired by Marden

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  1. In the last analysis there are but these two classes; all people will have to take their place on one side or the other; they can choose to go forward; we live in a world where all is motion; it is this attempt to move forward that gives sanction and force to deliberate and ever more equal codes of law.
  2. That we are in a period of stability is evidenced by the rest which is everywhere apparent. The praise of humanity is as a roll of a beautiful singing group, commencing with high and peaceful notes and decreasing until the sound is sent to the clear skies of earth.
  3. The free thinkers are calling joyously to each other. What of the day? The safety and security of the position they occupy and attempt to hold is becoming more apparent every hour. The dawn of a new era has begun.
  4. The issue between the old regime and the new, the crux of the social situation, is entirely a question of conviction in the minds of the people as to the nature of the Universe. When they realize that the transcendent force of spirit or mind of the Cosmos is within each individual, it will be possible to frame laws that shall consider the liberties and rights of all.
  5. As long as the people regard the Cosmic power as a power natural to humanity, so long will it be comparatively easy for a supposed lower class to rule by natural right. The real interest of democracy is therefore to exalt, emancipate and recognize the divinity of the human spirit. To recognize that all power is from within. That every human being has the same power as any other human being. Herein is the gist of the social gift of every form of common and personal equality, the freeing of the creative doctrine of natural election.
  6. The Divine Mind is the Universal Mind; it is the same always, it treats everyone equally; it acts through sheer truth; The Divine Mind makes favors every individual the same; but when the individual understands and realizes their Unity with the Universal principle they will appear to be favored because they will have found the source of all health, all wealth, and all power.

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  1. Aspire to the highest possible attainments in anything you may undertake, for the mind forces are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful will in the effort to crystallize its highest aspirations into acts, accomplishments, and events. An illustration of how these mind forces operate is suggested by the method in which all our habits are formed. We do a thing, then do it again, and again, and again, until it becomes easy and perhaps almost automatic; and the same rule applies in forming any and all good habits; we start doing a thing, and then seek it again, and again until we are entirely bound to it; and if we do succeed now and then, we should by all means gain hope, for the law is absolute and invincible and gives us credit for every effort and every success, even though our efforts and successes are perhaps not constant.
  2. There is total freedom to what this law can do for you; dare to believe in your own idea; remember that Nature is plastic to the ideal; think of the ideal as an already accomplished fact.
  3. The real field of life is one of ideas; it is being played out by all; on the one side is the constructive and creative thought, on the other side the non constructive and non positive thought; the creative thought is dominated by an ideal, the non active thought does not see the underlying truth of things. On both sides are people of science, people of letters, and people of affairs.
  4. On the creative side are people who spend their time in laboratories, or over microscopes and telescopes, side by side with the people who dominate the commercial, political, and scientific world; on the positive side are people who spend their time investigating new and better ways, people who understand what knowledge is, states people who know and do what is right, and all the people who prefer to progress, who are eternally looking forward, who see the world without, and know the world within.

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  1. This mental attitude is our personality and is composed of the thoughts which we have been creating in our own mind; therefore, if we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, things and conditions, or, the experiences with which we meet in life.
  2. It is, however, no easy matter to change the mental attitude, but by persistent effort it may be accomplished; the mental attitude is patterned after the mental pictures which have been photographed on the brain; if you do like the pictures, keep them; Otherwise create new positive pictures, this is the art of visualization.
  3. As soon as you have done this you will begin to attract new things, and the new things will correspond to the new pictures. To do this: impress on the mind a perfect picture of the desire which you wish to have objectified and continue to hold the picture in mind until results are obtained.
  4. If the desire is one which requires determination, ability, talent, courage, power or any other spiritual power, these are necessary essentials for your picture; build them in; they are the vital part of the picture; they are the feeling which combines with thought and creates the irresistible magnetic power which draws the things you require to you. They give your picture life, and life means growth, and as soon as it begins to grow, the result is practically assured.

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  1. Large ideas have a tendency to eliminate all smaller ideas so that it is well to hold ideas large enough to counteract and destroy all small or undesirable tendencies. This will clear your path. You also become conscious of a larger world of thought, thereby increasing your mental capacity as well as placing yourself in position to accomplish something of value.
  2. This is one of the secrets of success, one of the methods of organizing victory, one of the accomplishments of the Master-mind. The Master-mind thinks big thoughts. The creative energies of mind find handling large situations just as easily as small ones. Mind is just as much present in the Infinitely large as in the Infinitely small.
  3. When we realize these facts concerning mind we understand how we may bring ourselves any condition by creating the corresponding conditions in our consciousness, because everything which is held for any length of time in the consciousness, eventually becomes impressed upon the subconscious and thus becomes a pattern which the creative energy will weave into the life and environment of the individual.
  4. In this way conditions are produced and we find that our lives are simply the reflection of our predominant thoughts, our mental attitude; we see then that the science of correct thinking is the one science, that includes all other sciences.
  5. From this science we learn that every thought creates an impression on the brain, that these impressions create mental tendencies, and these tendencies create character, ability and purpose, and that the combined action of character, ability and purpose determines the experiences with which we shall meet in life.
  6. These experiences come to us through the law of attraction; through the action of this law we meet in the world without the experiences which correspond to our world within.
  7. The predominant thought or the mental attitude is the magnet, and the law is that like attracts like, consequently the mental attitude will invariably attract such conditions as correspond to its nature.

Part Twenty-One - Page 1

  1. The real secret of power is consciousness of power. The Universal Mind is unconditional; therefore, the more conscious we become of our unity with this mind, the more conscious we shall become of situations and freedom, and as we become emancipated or freed we come into a realization of the unconditional. We have become free!
  2. As soon as we become conscious of the inexhaustible power in the world within, we begin to draw on this power and apply and develop the greater possibilities which this discernment has realized, because whatever we become conscious of, is invariably manifested in the objective world, is brought forth into tangible expression.
  3. This is because the Infinite mind, which is the source from which all things proceed, is one and indivisible, and each individual is a channel whereby this Eternal Energy is being manifested. Our ability to think is our ability to act upon this Universal substance, and what we think is what is created or produced in the objective world.
  4. The result of this discovery is nothing less than marvelous, and means that mind is extraordinary in quality, limitless in quantity, and contains possibilities without number. To become conscious of this power is to become a live wire; it has the same effect as placing an ordinary wire in contact with a wire that is charged. The Universal is the live wire. It carries power sufficient to meet every situation which may arise in the life of every individual. When the individual mind touches the Universal Mind it receives all the power it requires. This is the world within. All science recognizes the reality of this world, and all power is contingent upon our recognition of this world.
  5. The ability to create perfect conditions depends upon mental action, and mental action depends upon consciousness of power; therefore, the more conscious we become of our unity with the source of all power, the greater will be our power to control and master every condition.

Part Twenty-One - Introduction

It is my privilege to enclose Part Twenty-One. In paragraph 7 you will find that one of the secrets of success, one of the methods of organizing victory, one of the accomplishments of the Master Mind is to think big thoughts.

In paragraph 8 you will find that everything which we hold in our consciousness for any length of time becomes impressed upon our subconsciousness and so becomes a pattern which the creative energy will weave into our life and environment. This is the secret of the wonderful power of prayer.

We know that the universe is governed by law; that for every effect there must be a cause, and that the same cause, under the same conditions, will invariably produce the same effect. Consequently, if prayer has ever been answered, it will always be answered, if the proper conditions are complied with. This must necessarily be true; the universe is a cosmos. The answer to prayer is therefore subject to law, and this law is definite, exact and scientific, just as are the laws governing gravitation and electricity.

Fortunately, there are a few persons who know how to pray. They understand that there are laws governing electricity, mathematics, and chemistry, and, it has occurred to them that there are also spiritual laws, and that these laws are also definite, scientific, exact, and operate with immutable precision.

Part Twenty - Study Questions with Answers

  1. Upon what condition does power depend?
    Upon recognition and use.
  2. What is recognition?
  3. How do we become conscious of power?
    By thinking.
  4. What then is the true business of life?
    Correct scientific thinking.
  5. What is correct scientific thinking?
    The ability to adjust our thought processes to the will of the Universal. In other words, to cooperate with Natural laws.
  6. How is this accomplished?
    By securing a perfect understanding of the principles, forces, methods and combinations of mind.
  7. What is this Universal Mind?
    The basic fact of all existence.
  8. What is the cause of all abundance, freedom, health and harmony?
    It is due to the operation of exactly the same law, the law operates relentlessly and is continually bringing about conditions in correspondence with the thought which originated or created them.
  9. What is inspiration?
    The art of realizing the omnipresence of Omniscience.
  10. Upon what does the conditions with which we meet depend?
    Upon the quality of our thought. Because what we do depends upon what we are and what we are depends upon what we think.

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  1. For your exercise this week, go into the Silence and concentrate on the fact that In the Universal we live and move and have our being is literally and scientifically exact! That you ARE because the Universal IS, that if the Universal is Omnipresent the Universal must be in you. That if the Universal is all in all you must be in the Universal! That the Universal is Spirit and you are made in the Universal and that the only difference between the Universal's spirit and your spirit is one of degree, that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole. When you can realize this clearly you will have found the secret of the creative power of thought, you will have found the origin of good, you will have found the secret of the wonderful power of concentration, you will have found the key to the solution of every situation whether physical, financial, or environmental.
The power to think consecutively and deeply and clearly, is an avowed friend to accuracy and correction, logic, scientific theories, rational beliefs, bridled enthusiasm, and free thinking.

- Inspired by Haddock

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  1. This breath of life is a superconscious reality. It is the essence of the I am. It is pure Being or Universal Substance, and our conscious unity with it enables us to localize it, and thus exercise the powers of this creative energy.
  2. Thought is creative vibration and the quality of the conditions created will depend upon the quality of our thought, because we cannot express powers which we do not possess. We must be before we can do and we can do only to the extent 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 quality of the thought which originated it. Thought which is in harmony with the Universal Mind will result in corresponding conditions. Thought which is constructive and harmonious will produce corresponding results. You may use thought constructively, but the immutable law will allow you to only plant a thought of one kind and reap the fruit of the same kind. You are free to use this marvelous creative power as you will, but you must take the consequences.
  3. This is the benefit from what is called allowing. There are those who know that by allowing they can obey this law; that they can sow seed of one kind and by Allowing make it bear fruit of the same kind only, the fundamental principle of creative power is in the Universal, and therefore the idea of allowing a compliance with the Universal wishes by the power of the Universal is a correct conception which will succeed - because it embraces the very power which it is seeking to use.
  4. It is the individual attempting to allow the Universal, the finite in harmony with the Infinite. Our permanent well being will be best conserved by a conscious cooperation with the continuous forward movement of the Great Whole.

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  1. Inspiration is the art of receiving and makes for all that is best in life; your business in life is to understand and command these invisible forces. Power implies service; inspiration implies power; to understand and apply the method of inspiration is to become super human.
  2. We can live more abundantly every time we breathe, if we consciously breathe with that intention. The IF is a very important condition in this case, as the intention governs the attention, and with the attention you can secure the results which you desire. That is, a supply equal to the demand.
  3. In order to secure the larger supply your demand must be increased, and as you consciously increase the demand the supply will follow, you will find yourself coming into a larger and larger supply of life, energy and vitality.
  4. The reason for this is easy to understand, but it is another of the vital mysteries of life which does not seem to be generally appreciated. If you make it your own, you will find it one of the great realities of life.
  5. We are told that In the Universal we live and move and have our being, and we are told that the Universal is Spirit, and again that the Universal is Love, so that every time we breathe, we breathe this life, love, and spirit. This is Pranic Energy, or Pranic Ether, we could not exist a moment without it. It is the Cosmic Energy; it is the Life of the Solar Plexus.
  6. Every time we breathe we fill our lungs with air and at the same time vitalize our body with this Pranic Ether which is Life itself, so that we have the opportunity of making a conscious connection with All Life, All Intelligence and All Substance.
  7. A knowledge of your relation and oneness with this Principle that governs the Universe and the simple method whereby you can consciously identify yourself with it gives you a scientific understanding of a law whereby you may be healthy, abundant and free; in fact, it enables you to breathe the breath of life into your own nostrils.

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  1. This power of thought, if understood and correctly used, is the greatest freedom device ever dreamed of, and if understood and properly used, the result will in all probability be glorious, as we have already seen; by the help of this power you can confidently undertake almost anything, because this power is behind all inspiration, all genius.
  2. To become inspired means to get into new territory, onto the road of success, because extraordinary results require extraordinary means. When we come into a recognition of the Unity of all things and that the source of all power is within, we tap the source of inspiration.
  3. Inspiration is the art of imbibing, the art of self-realization; the art of adjusting the individual mind to that of the Universal Mind; the art of attaching the proper mechanism to the source of all power; the art of differentiating the formless into form; the art of becoming a channel for the flow of Infinite Wisdom; the art of visualizing perfection; the art of realizing the omnipresence of Omnipotence.
  4. An 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 enable us to absorb its essence; a further understanding of the fact that this power is spirit and therefore indivisible will enable us to appreciate its presence at all points at the same time.
  5. An understanding of these facts, first intellectually and then emotionally, will enable us to drink deeply from this ocean of infinite power. An intellectual understanding will be of some assistance; but the emotions must also be brought into action; thought with feeling is warm. The required combination is thought and feeling.
  6. Inspiration is from within. The Silence is necessary, the senses must be stilled, the muscles relaxed, repose cultivated. When you have thus come into possession of a sense of poise and power you will be ready to receive the information or inspiration or wisdom which may be necessary for the development of your purpose.

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  1. When you begin to perceive that the essence of the Universal is within yourself -- is you -- you begin to do things; you begin to feel your power; it is the fuel which fires the imagination; which lights the torch of inspiration; which gives vitality to thought; which enables you to connect with all the invisible forces of the Universe. It is this power which will enable you to plan courageously, to execute masterfully.
  2. But perception will come only in the Silence; this seems to be the condition required for all great purposes. You are a visualizing entity. Imagination is your workshop. It is here that your ideal is to be visualized.
  3. As a perfect understanding of the nature of this power is a primary condition for its manifestation, visualize the entire method over and over again, so that you may use it whenever occasion requires. The infinity of wisdom is to follow the method whereby we may have the inspiration of the omnipotent Universal Mind on demand at any time.
  4. We can recognize this world within, and so include it in our consciousness, and it will be the basic fact of all existence; and when we learn to recognize it in ourselves, and in all persons, events, things and circumstances we shall have found the place of all good which we are told is within us.
  5. Our successes are a result of the operation of exactly the same principle; the principle is perfect and permanent; its operation is exact, it is the same always; if we think abundance, freedom, harmony, we shall find their fruits on every hand; if we think wealth, happiness or health, the thought messengers will carry the summons as readily as any other kind of thought and the result will be just as certain. If we joyfully anticipate a coming reward, we shall be able to say, the thing I wanted has come upon me; if we think kindly or intelligently we shall thus attract to ourselves the results of our intelligence.

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  1. The spirit of a thing is that thing; it is necessarily fixed, changeless and eternal. The spirit of you is -- you; without the spirit you would be nothing. It becomes active through your recognition of it and its possibilities.
  2. You may have all the wealth in the world, but you must recognize it and make use of it, for it to have value; so with your spiritual wealth: you must recognize it and use it, for it to have value. The one and only condition of spiritual power is use and recognition.
  3. All great things come through recognition; the scepter of power is consciousness, and thought is its messenger, and this messenger is constantly moulding the realities of the invisible world into the conditions and environments of your objective world.
  4. Thinking is the true business of life, power is the result. You are at all times dealing with the magical power of thought and consciousness. What results can you expect so long as you remain aware of the power which has been placed within your control?
  5. So long as you do this you free yourself to wonderful conditions, and make of yourself a valuable ally for those who think; those who recognize their power; those who know that when we are willing to think we shall have freedom, and the more we think the more freedom we shall have, and the more we shall get for our freedom.
  6. The secret of power is a perfect understanding of the principles, forces, methods and combinations of Mind, and a perfect understanding of our relationship to the Universal Mind. It is well to remember that this principle is perfect and permanent; because this is so, it is reliable; all principles are perfect and permanent.
  7. This stability is your opportunity; you are its active attribute, the channel for its activity; the Universal can act only through the individual.

Part Twenty - Introduction

For some years there has been a discussion as to the origin of good. Some people have ventured that the Universal is Love and is Omnipresent. If this be true, where then, is not good, not good beings and not good places? Let us see:

The Universal is Spirit.

Spirit is the Creative Principle of the Universe.

We are part of the Universal.

We are therefore spiritual beings.

The only activity which spirit possesses is the power to think.

Thinking is therefore a creative process.

All form is therefore the result of the thinking process.

The change of form must also be a result of the thinking process.

Invention, organization and constructive work of all kinds are the result of the creative power of thought, as in concentration.

When the creative power of thought is manifested for the benefit of humanity, we call the result good.

When the creative power of thought is manifested in a non constructive or non beneficial manner, we call the result not good.

This indicates the origin of both good and a single word for not good; they are simply words which have been coined in order to indicate the nature of the result of the thinking or creative process.

Thought necessarily precedes and predetermines action; action precedes and predetermines condition.

Part Twenty will throw more light upon this important subject.

Part Nineteen - Study Questions with Answers

  1. How are extremes placed in contrast?
    They are designated by distinctive names, such as inside and outside, top and bottom, light and dark, good and a single word for not good.
  2. Are these separate entities?
    No, they are parts or aspects of one Whole.
  3. What is the one creative Principle in the physical, mental and spiritual world?
    The Universal Mind, or the Eternal Energy from which all things proceed.
  4. How are we related to this creative Principle?
    By our ability to think.
  5. How does this creative Principle become operative?
    Thought is the seed, which results in action and action results in form.
  6. Upon what does form depend?
    Upon the rate of vibration.
  7. How may the rate of vibration be changed?
    By mental action.
  8. Upon what does mental action depend?
    Upon polarity, action and reaction, between the individual and the Universal.
  9. Does the creative energy originate in the individual or the Universal?
    In the Universal, but the Universal can manifest only through the individual.
  10. Why is the individual necessary?
    Because the Universal is static, and requires energy to start it in motion. This is furnished by food which is converted into energy, which in turn enables the individual to think. When the individual starts eating they start thinking; then they begin to act upon the Universal; there is consequently no longer any action or reaction; the Universal is then only pure mind in static form --mind at rest.

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  1. The substance from which all things are created is infinite in quantity; we know that light travels at the rate of 186,000 miles per second, and we know that there are stars so remote that it takes light 2,000 years to reach us, and we know that such stars exist in all parts of the universe; we know, too, that this light comes in waves, so that if the space through which these waves travel was not continuous the light would fail to reach us; we can then only come to the conclusion that this substance, or space, or raw material, is universally present.
  2. How, then, does it manifest in form? In electrical science a battery is formed by connecting the opposite poles of zinc and copper, which causes a current to flow from one to the other and so provides energy. This same process is repeated in respect to every polarity, and as all form simply depends upon the rate of vibration and consequent relations of atoms to each other, if we wish to change the form of manifestation we must change the polarity. This is the principle of causation.
  3. For your exercise this week, concentrate, and when I use the word concentrate, I mean all that the word implies; become so absorbed in the object of your thought that you are conscious only of the object, and do this a few minutes every day. You take the necessary time to eat in order that the body may be nourished, take the time to assimilate your mental food.
  4. Let the thought rest on the fact that the truth can be found. The earth is round, it is moving; the sky is infinite, the earth moves around the sun, the stars are massive balls of energy, and matter is in a state of perpetual flux.
  5. Try to realize that the day is fast approaching -- its dawn is now at hand -- when modes of thought and action must be adjusted to rapidly increasing knowledge of the operation of eternal principles.
Silent thought, is, after all, the mightiest agent in human affairs. - Channing

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  1. A knowledge of cause and effect as shown by the laws governing steam, electricity, chemical affinity and gravitation enables people to plan courageously and to execute confidently. These laws are called Natural Laws, because they govern the physical world, but all power is not physical power; there is also mental power, and there is moral and spiritual power.
  2. What are our schools, our universities, but mental powerhouses, places where mental power is being developed?
  3. As there are many mighty powerhouses for the application of power to ponderous machinery, whereby 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, marvelous though they may be.
  4. What is this raw material which is being collected in these thousands of mental powerhouses all over the world and developed into a power which is evidently controlling every other power? In its static form it is Mind - in its dynamic form, it is Thought.
  5. This power is superior because it exists on a higher plane, because it has enabled us to discover the law by which these wonderful forces of Nature could be harnessed and made to do the work of hundreds and thousands of people. It has enabled us to discover laws whereby time and space have been annihilated, and the law of gravitation overcome.
  6. Thought is the vital force or energy which is being developed and which has produced such startling results in the last half century as to bring about a world which would be absolutely inconceivable to a person existing only 50 or 25 years ago. If such results have been secured by organizing these mental powerhouses in 50 years, what may not be expected in another 50 years?

Part Nineteen - Page 3

  1. We are in the presence of continual change, and we know that this change is but the evolution of the Universal Mind, the grand process whereby all things are continually being created anew, and we come to know that matter is but a form which Mind takes and is therefore simply a condition. Matter has no principle; Mind is the only principle.
  2. We have then come to know that Mind is the only principle which is operative in the physical, mental, moral and spiritual world.
  3. We also know that this mind is static, mind at rest, we also know that the ability of the individual to think is their ability to act upon the Universal Mind and convert it into dynamic mind, or mind in motion.
  4. In order to do this fuel must be applied in the form of food, for one can think only if they have eaten, and so we find that even a spiritual activity such as thinking can be converted into sources of pleasure and profit by making use of material means.
  5. It requires energy of some kind to collect electricity and convert it into a dynamic power, it requires the rays of the sun to give the necessary energy to sustain plant life, so it also requires energy in the form of food to enable the individual to think and thereby act upon the Universal Mind.
  6. You may know that thought constantly, eternally is taking form, is forever seeking expression, or you may not, but the fact remains that if your thought is powerful, constructive, and positive, this will be plainly evident in the state of your health, your business and your environment; if your thought is strong, approving, constructive and positive generally, it will manifest in your body as love, serenity and calmness, in your finance as abundance and freedom, and in harmonious conditions in your environment.
  7. All wealth is the offspring of power; possessions are of value only as they confer power. Events are significant only as they affect power; all things represent certain forms and degrees of power.

Part Nineteen - Page 2

  1. In the Moral World we again find the same law; we speak of good and a single word that means not good, but Good is a reality, something tangible, while the single word is found to be simply a non positive condition, the absence of Good. The single word is sometimes thought to be a very real condition, but it is empty; we know this because it can always be destroyed by Good; just as Truth destroys non truth and light destroys the dark, so the single word vanishes when Good appears; there is therefore but one principle in the Moral World.
  2. We find exactly the same law obtaining in the Spiritual world; we speak of Mind and Matter as two separate entities, but clearer insight makes it evident that there is but one operative principle and that is Mind.
  3. Mind is the real and the eternal. Matter is forever changing; we know that in the eons of time a hundred years is but as a day. If we stand in any large city and let the eye rest on the innumerable large and magnificent buildings, the vast array of modern automobiles, telephones, the electric lights, and all the other conveniences of modern civilization, we may remember that not one of them was there just over two centuries ago, and if we could stand on the same spot in a hundred years from now, in all probability we should find that but few of them remained exactly the same.
  4. In the animal kingdom we find the same law of change. The millions and millions of animals come and go, a few years constituting their span of life. In the plant world the change is still more rapid. Many plants and nearly all grasses come and go in a single year. When we pass to the inorganic, we expect to find something more substantial, but as we gaze on the apparently solid continent, we are told that it arose from the ocean; we see the giant mountain and are told that the place where it now stands was once a lake; and as we stand in awe before the great cliffs in the Yosemite Valley we can easily trace the path of the glaciers which carried all before them.

Part Nineteen - Page 1

  1. The search for truth is now a systematic process, and is logical in its operation. Every kind of experience is given a voice in shaping its decision.
  2. In seeking the truth we are seeking ultimate cause; we know that every human experience is an effect; then 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 experience will be within our control also.
  3. Human experience will then be controlled; a person will be the child of destiny. Fate and fortune will be controlled as readily as a captain controls their ship, or an engineer their train.
  4. All things are finally resolvable into the same element and as they are thus translatable, one into the other, they must ever be in relation and may always be in agreement to one another.
  5. In the physical world there are innumerable contrasts, and these may for convenience sake, be designated by distinctive names. There are sizes, colors, shades or ends to all things. There is a North Pole, and a South Pole, an inside and an outside, a seen and an unseen, but these expressions merely serve to place extremes in contrast.
  6. They are names given to two different parts of one quantity. The two extremes are relative; they are the same entity, and are two parts or aspects of the whole.
  7. In the mental world we find the same law; we speak of knowledge and a single word that means a lack of knowledge, but this single word is but a lack of knowledge and is therefore found to be simply a word to express the absence of knowledge; it has no principle in itself.

Part Nineteen - Introduction

Love is a powerful form of thought. It frees the nerve centers, thus affecting the circulation of the blood. This, in turn, frees the muscular system, so that love affects the entire being, body, brain and nerve, physical, mental, and muscular.

Of course the way to achieve love is to become conscious of power. What is this mysterious vital force which we call power? We do not know, but then, neither do we know what electricity is. But we do know that by conforming to the requirements of the law by which electricity is governed, it will be our obedient servant; that it will light our homes, our cities, run our machinery, and serve us in many useful capacities.

And so it is with vital force. Although we do not know what it is, and possibly may never know, we do know that it is a primary force which manifests through living bodies, and that by complying with the laws and principles by which it is governed, we can open ourselves to a more abundant inflow of this vital energy, and thus express the highest possible degree of mental, moral, and spiritual efficiency.

This part tells of a very simply way of developing this vital force. If you put into practice the information outlined in this lesson you will soon develop the sense of power which has ever been the distinguishing mark of genius.

Part Eighteen - Study Questions with Answers

  1. How is the difference in individual lives measured?
    By the degree of intelligence which they manifest.
  2. What is the law by which the individual may control other forms of intelligence?
    A recognition of the self as an individualization of the Universal Intelligence.
  3. Where does the creative power originate?
    In the Universal.
  4. How does the Universal create form?
    By means of the individual.
  5. What is the connecting link between the individual and the Universal?
  6. What is the principle by which the means of existence is carried into effect?
    The Law of Love.
  7. How is this principle brought into expression?
    By the law of growth.
  8. Upon what condition does the law of growth depend?
    Upon reciprocal action. The individual is complete at all times and this makes it possible to receive only as we give.
  9. What is it that we give?
  10. What do we receive?
    Thought, which is substance in equilibrium and which is constantly being differentiated in form by what we think.

Part Eighteen - Page 5

  1. Attention has been held to be the distinguishing mark of genius. The cultivation of attention depends upon practice.
  2. The incentive of attention is interest; the greater the interest, the greater the attention; the greater the attention, the greater the interest, action and reaction; begin by paying attention; before long you will have aroused interest; this interest will attract more attention, and this attention will produce more interest, and so on. This practice will enable you to cultivate the power of attention.
  3. This week concentrate upon your power to create; seek insight, perception; try to find a logical basis for the faith which is in you. Let the thought dwell on the fact that the physical person lives and moves and has their being in the sustainer of all organic life, air that they must breathe to live. Then let the thought rest on the fact that the spiritual person also lives and moves and has their being in a similar but subtler energy upon which they 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 be produced; so in the spiritual world no effect can be 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.
There is no thought in my mind but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power and organizes a huge instrumentality of means. - Emerson

Part Eighteen - Page 4

  1. The expression of growth is met in a most beautiful manner through the instrumentality of this Universal Principle.
  2. In order to grow we must obtain what is essential for our growth, but as we are at all times a complete thought entity, this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give; growth is therefore conditioned on reciprocal action, and we find that on the mental plane like attracts like, that mental vibrations respond only to the extent of their vibratory harmony.
  3. It is clear, therefore, that thoughts of abundance will respond only to similar thoughts; the wealth of the individual is seen to be what they inherently are. Affluence within is found to be the secret of attraction for affluence without. The ability to produce is found to be the real source of wealth of the individual. It is for this reason that those who have their heart in their work are certain to meet with success. They will give and continually give; and the more they give, the more they will receive.
  4. What do the great financiers of Wall Street, the captains of industry, the states people, the great corporation attorneys, the inventors, the physicians, the authors -- what do each of these contribute to the sum of human happiness but the power of their thought?
  5. Thought is the energy which the law of attraction has brought into operation, which eventually manifests in abundance.
  6. The Universal Mind is static Mind or Substance in equilibrium. It is differentiated into form by our power to think. Thought is the dynamic phase of mind.
  7. Power depends upon consciousness of power; when we use it, we keep it, and only when we are conscious of it, can we use it.
  8. The use of this power depends upon attention; the degree of attention determines our capacity for the acquirement of knowledge which is another name for power.

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