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  1. The result is that we build strength, vitality and all constructive forces into our body, and it is through this same objective mind that all peace, health, gain, facilitation and every form of accord and harmony is admitted to our lives. It is therefore through the objective mind, by right thinking, that we are related to all constructive forces.
  2. We are related to the world within by the subconscious mind. The solar plexus is the organ of this mind; the sympathetic system of nerves presides over all subjective sensations, such as joy, love, emotion, respiration, imagination and all other subconscious phenomena. It is through the subconscious that we are connected with the Universal Mind and brought into relation with the Infinite constructive forces of the Universe.
  3. "Our future is entirely within our own control." - Charles F. Haanel. Picture of two empty chairs on a beach in Tulum, Mexico
  4. It is the coordination of these two centers of our being, and the understanding of their functions, which is the great secret of life. With this knowledge we can bring the objective and subjective minds into conscious cooperation and thus coordinate the finite and the infinite. Our future is entirely within our own control.
  5. All agree that there is but one Principle or Consciousness pervading the entire Universe, occupying all space, and being essentially the same in kind at every point of its presence. It is all powerful, all wisdom and always present. All thoughts and things are within Itself. It is all in all.
  6. There is but one consciousness in the universe able to think; and when it thinks, its thoughts become objective things to it. As this Consciousness is omnipresent, it must be present within every individual; each individual must be a manifestation of that Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Consciousness.
  7. As there is only one Consciousness in the Universe that is able to think it necessarily follows that your consciousness is identical with the Universal Consciousness, or, in other words, all mind is one mind.
  8. The consciousness that focuses in your brain cells is the same consciousness which focuses in the brain cells of every other individual. Each individual is but the individualization of the Universal, the Cosmic Mind.

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  1. Harmony in the world within results in optimism and affluence; affluence within results in affluence without.
  2. The world without reflects the circumstances and the conditions of the consciousness within.
  3. When we find wisdom in the world within, we shall have the understanding to discern the marvelous possibilities in this world within, and we shall be given the power to make these possibilities manifest in the world without.
  4. As we become conscious of the wisdom in the world within, we mentally take possession of this wisdom, and by taking mental possession we come into actual possession of the power and wisdom necessary to bring into manifestation the essentials necessary for our most complete and harmonious development.
  5. The world within is the practical world in which the people of power generate courage, hope, enthusiasm, confidence, trust and faith, by which they are given the fine intelligence to see the vision and the practical skill to make the vision real.
  6. Life is an unfoldment. What comes to us in the world without is what we already possess in the world within.
  7. All possession is based on consciousness. All gain is the result of an accumulative consciousness.
  8. Mental efficiency is contingent upon harmony - Charles F. Haanel picture of two flowers
  9. Mental efficiency is contingent upon harmony; accord means clarity; therefore, those who would acquire power must be in harmony with Natural Law.
  10. We are related to the world without by the objective mind. The brain is the organ of this mind and the cerebro-spinal system of nerves puts us in conscious communication with every part of the body. This system of nerves responds to every sensation of light, heat, odor, sound and taste.
  11. When this mind thinks correctly, when it understands the truth, when the thoughts sent through the cerebro-spinal nervous system to the body are constructive, these sensations are pleasant, harmonious.

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  1. That much gathers more is true on every plane of existence.
  2. Mind is creative, and conditions, environment and all experiences in life are the result of our habitual or predominant mental attitude.
  3. The attitude of mind necessarily depends upon what we think. Therefore, the secret of all power, all achievement and all possession depends upon our method of thinking.
  4. This is true because we must be before we can do, and we can do only to the extent which we are, and what we are depends upon what we think.
  5. We can only express powers that we possess. The only way by which we may secure possession of power is to become conscious of power, and we can become conscious of power by learning that all power is from within.
  6. There is a world within – a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and life and beauty and, although invisible, its forces are mighty.
  7. "There is a world within - a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and life and beauty." - Charles F. Haanel. Picture of a flower with the inside visible.
  8. The world within is governed by mind. When we discover this world we shall find the solution for every thing, the cause for every effect; and since the world within is subject to our control, all laws of power and possession are also within our control.
  9. The world without is a reflection of the world within. What appears without is what has been found within. In the world within may be found infinite Wisdom, infinite Power, infinite Supply of all that is necessary, waiting for unfoldment, development and expression. If we recognize these potentialities in the world within they will take form in the world without.
  10. Harmony in the world within will be reflected in the world without by harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, the best of everything. It is the foundation of health and a necessary essential to all greatness, all power, all attainment, all achievement and all success.
  11. Harmony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us.

Part One - Introduction

It is my privilege to enclose herewith Part One of The Master Key System. Would you bring into your life more power, get the power consciousness, more health, get the health consciousness, more happiness, get the happiness consciousness. Live the spirit of these things until they become yours by right. It will then become possible to keep them forever. The things of the world will be fluid to a power within you by which you will rule them.

You already have this power. But you want to understand it; you want to use it; you want to control it; you want to impregnate yourself with it, so that you can go forward and carry the world before you.

Day by day as you go on and on, as you gain momentum, as your inspiration deepens, as your plans crystallize, as you gain understanding, you will come to realize that this world is a living thing! It is made up of the beating hearts of humanity. It is a thing of life and beauty.

It is evident that it requires understanding to work with material of this description, but those who come into this understanding, are inspired by a new light, a new force, they gain confidence and greater power each day, they realize their hopes and their dreams come true, life has a deeper, fuller, clearer meaning than before.

And, now, Part One....

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Addition and subtraction are therefore spiritual transactions; reasoning is a spiritual process; ideas are spiritual conceptions; questions are spiritual searchlights and logic, argument and philosophy is spiritual machinery.

Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue, parts of the brain, nerve or muscle. This produces an actual physical change in the construction of the tissue. Therefore it is only necessary to have a certain number of thoughts on a given subject in order to bring about a complete change in the physical organization of a person.

This is the process by which non success is changed to success. Thoughts of courage, power, inspiration, harmony, are substituted for non positive thoughts, 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 become new, they are born again, this time born of the spirit, life has a new meaning for them, they are reconstructed and filled with joy, confidence, hope, and energy. They see opportunities for success. They recognize possibilities which before had no meaning for them. The thoughts of success with which they have been impregnated are radiated to those around them, and those thoughts in turn help them onward and upward; they attract to themselves new and successful associates, and this in turn changes their environment; so that by this simple exercise of thought, a person changes themselves, their environment, circumstances and conditions.

You will see, you must see, that we are at the dawn of a new day; that the possibilities are so wonderful, so fascinating, so abundant as to be almost bewildering. Any person with a knowledge of the possibilities contained in the Master Key has an inconceivable advantage over the multitude.

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Science has of late made such vast discoveries, has revealed such an infinity of resources, has unveiled such enormous possibilities and such unsuspected forces, that scientific professionals more and more hesitate to affirm certain theories as established and indubitable or to deny certain other theories, and so a new civilization is being born. Vision, faith and service are being promoted. Thought is being liberated and truth is rising full orbed before an astonished multitude.

The whole world is on the eve of a new consciousness, a new power and a new realization of the resources within the self. The last century saw the most magnificent material progress in history. The present century will produce the greatest progress in mental and spiritual power.

Physical Science has resolved matter into molecules, molecules into atoms, atoms into energy, and it has remained for Sir Ambrose Fleming, in an address before the Royal Institution, to resolve this energy into mind. He says:
"In its ultimate essence, energy may be incomprehensible by us except as an exhibition of the direct operation of that which we call Mind or Will."
Let us see what are the most powerful forces in Nature. In the mineral world everything is solid and fixed. In the animal and vegetable kingdom it is in a state of flux, forever changing, always being created and recreated. In the atmosphere we find heat, light and energy. Each realm becomes finer and more spiritual as we pass from the visible to the invisible, from the coarse to the fine, from the low potentiality to high potentiality. When we reach the invisible we find energy in its purest and most volatile state.

And as the most powerful forces of Nature are the invisible forces, so we find that the most powerful forces of people are their invisible forces, their spiritual force, and the only way in which the spiritual force can manifest is through the process of thinking. Thinking is the only activity which the spirit possesses, and thought is the only product of thinking.

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The Master Key develops insight and sagacity, increased independence, the ability and disposition to be helpful, it creates trust, joy, love, serenity, and every form of abundance and strength, including comfort and health; it awakens talents, supplies initiative, force, energy, vitality - it awakens an appreciation of the beautiful in Art, Literature and Science.

It has changed the lives of thousands of people, by instituting definite principles of certain and clear methods - and principles for the foundation upon which every system of efficiency must rest.

Elbert Gary, the chairman of the United States Steel Corporation, said
The services of advisors, instructors, efficiency experts in successful management are necessary to most business enterprises of magnitude, but I deem the recognition and adoption of right principles vastly more important.
The Master Key teaches right principles, and suggests methods for making a practical application of the principles; in that it differs from every other course of study. It teaches that the only possible value which can attach to any principle is in its application. The Master Key suggests methods by which the value of the principles taught may be demonstrated and put in actual practice in the daily experience.

There is a change in the thought of the world. This change is silently transpiring in our midst, and is more important than any which the world has undergone before.

The present revolution in the opinions of all classes of people, the highest and most cultured of people as well as those of the laboring class, stands unique in the history of the world.

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It explains the correct use of both the receptive and active elements of the mental nature, and instructs the student in the recognition of opportunity; it strengthens the will and reasoning powers, and teaches the cultivation and best uses of imagination, desire, the emotions and the intuitional faculty. It gives initiative, tenacity of purpose, wisdom of choice, intelligent sympathy and a thorough enjoyment of life on its higher planes.

The Master Key teaches the use of Mind Power, true Mind Power, that enables something to be had for those who do the work.

The Master Key cultivates and develops the understanding which will enable you to control the body and thereby the health. It improves and strengthens the Memory. It develops Insight, the kind of Insight which is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful business person, the kind which enables people to see the possibilities in every situation, the kind which enables people to discern opportunity close at hand.

The Master Key develops Mental Power which means that others instinctively recognize that you are a person of force, of character - that they want to do what you want them to do; it means that you attract people and things to you; that you are what some people call "lucky", that "things" come your way that you have come into an understanding of the fundamental laws of Nature, and have put yourself in harmony with them; that you are in tune with Infinite; that you understand the law of attraction, the Natural laws of growth, and the Psychological laws on which all advantages in the social and business world rest.

Mental Power is creative power, it gives you the ability to create for yourself; this means the ability to provide something of value to some one else. Nature makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before, and Mind Power enables people to do the same thing.

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It is this method of study to which the civilized nations owe the greater part of their prosperity and the more valuable part of their knowledge; it has lengthened life, it has provided relief, it has spanned rivers, it has brightened the night with the splendor of day, extended the range of vision, accelerated motion, brought us closer faster, facilitated intercourse, and enabled people to descend into the sea, and into the air, what wonder then that people soon endeavored to extend the blessings of this system of study to their method of thinking, so that when it became plainly evident that certain results followed a particular method of thinking it only remained to classify these results.

This method is scientific, and it is the only method by which we shall be permitted to retain that degree of liberty and freedom which we have been accustomed to look upon as an inalienable right, because a people are safe at home and in the world only if national preparedness mean such things as growing surplus of health, accumulated efficiency in public and private business of whatever sort, continuous advance in the science and art of acting together, and the increasingly dominant endeavor to make all of these and all other aspects of national development center and revolve about ascending life, single and collective, for which science, art and ethics furnish guidance and controlling motives.

The Master Key is based on absolute scientific truth and will unfold the possibilities that lie in the individual, and teach how they may be brought into powerful action, to increase the person's effective capacity, bringing added energy, discernment, vigor and mental elasticity. The student who gains an understanding of the mental laws which are here unfolded will come into the possession of an ability to secure results hitherto undreamed of, and which has rewards hardly to be expressed in words.

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This law as well as every other law is the same for all persons, it is in constant operation and is relentlessly bringing to each individual exactly what they have created; in other words, Whatsoever a person soweth that shall they also reap.

Abundance, therefore, depends upon a recognition of the laws of Abundance, and the fact that Mind is the only creator of all there is. Certainly something can be created, only when we know that it can be created and then make the proper effort.

There is the same amount of Electricity in the world today as there was one hundred and fifty years ago, but until someone recognized the law by which it could be made of service, it just sat there; now that the law is understood, practically the whole world is lit by it. so with the law of Abundance; it is only those who recognize the law and place themselves in harmony with it, who share in its benefits.

The scientific spirit now dominates every field of effort, relations of cause and effect are investigated.

The discovery of a region of law marked an epoch in human progress. It created an element of certainty and consistency in peoples lives, with law, reason and certitude.

People now understand that for every result there is an adequate and definite cause, so that when a given result is desired, they seek the condition by which alone this result may be attained.

The basis upon which all law rests was discovered by inductive reasoning which consists of comparing a number of separate instances with one another until the common factor which gives rise to them all is seen.