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  1. It is our attitude of mind toward life which determines the experiences with which we are to meet; if we demand much, we shall receive the greater portion. The world is kind only as we succeed to assert ourselves. The praise of the world is sweet only to those who can compel room for their ideas. It is love of this praise that causes many ideas to succeed in seeing the light of day.
  2. But the person who knows that they have a Solar Plexus will love praise; they will radiate courage, confidence, and power; they will anticipate success by their mental attitude; they will break free and walk through the land of certainty and enthusiasm which love places in their path.
  3. A knowledge of our ability to consciously radiate health, strength and harmony will bring us into a realization that there is everything to love because we are in touch with Infinite Strength.
  4. This knowledge can be gained only by making practical application of this information. We learn by doing; through practice the athlete comes powerful.
  5. As the following statement is of considerable importance, I will put it in several ways, so that you can get the full significance of it. If you are spiritually inclined, I would say, you can let your light shine. If your mind has a bias toward physical science, I would say you can wake the Solar Plexus; or, if you prefer the strictly scientific interpretation, I will say that you can impress your subconscious mind.
  6. I have already told you what the result of this impression will be. It is the method in which you are now interested. You have already learned that the subconscious is intelligent and that it is creative, and responsive to the will of the conscious mind. What, then, is the most natural way of making the desired impression? Mentally concentrate on the object of your desire; when you are concentrating you are impressing the subconscious.

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  1. Conscious thought, then, is master of this sun centre from which the life and energy of the entire body flows and the quality of the thought which we entertain determines the quality of the thought which this sun will radiate, and the character of the thought which our conscious mind entertains will determine the character of the thought which this sun will radiate, and the nature of the thought which our conscious mind entertains will determine the nature of thought which this sun will radiate, and consequently will determine the nature of the experience which will result.
  2. It is evident, therefore, that all we have to do is let our light shine; the more energy we can radiate, the more rapidly shall we be enabled to transmute undesirable conditions into sources of pleasure and profit. The important question, then, is how to let this light shine; how to generate this energy.
  3. Thoughts of acceptance expands the Solar Plexus. Pleasant thought expands it. Thoughts of courage, power, confidence and hope all produce a corresponding state, but the one best friend of the Solar Plexus which must be absolutely embraced before there is any possibility of letting any light shine is love. This friend must be completely embraced; must be invited; must be welcomed forever; love is the sky which reveals the sun; which causes a perpetual joy.
  4. It is this personal angel which makes people embrace the past, the present and the future; embrace themselves, their friends; embrace everything and everybody. When love is effectually and completely embraced, your light will shine in a clear sky and you will have found the source of power, energy and life.
  5. When you find that you are really one with the Infinite power, and when you can consciously realize this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any condition by the power of your thought, you will have absolute courage; love will have been embraced and you will have come into possession of your birthright.

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  1. If this radiation is sufficiently strong the person is called magnetic; they are said to be filled with personal magnetism. Such a person may wield an immense power for good. Their presence alone will often bring comfort to the minds with which they come in contact.
  2. When the Solar Plexus is in active operation and is radiating life, energy and vitality to every part of the body, and to every one whom they meet, the sensations are pleasant, the body is filled with health and all with whom they come in contact experience a pleasant sensation.
  3. If this radiation is free flowing the sensations are pleasant, the flow of life and energy to the body is constant, and this is the cause of every good to the human race, physical, mental or environmental.
  4. Physical because the sun of the body is generating sufficient energy to vitalize the body; mental because the conscious mind is dependent upon the subconscious mind for the vitality necessary to support its thought, and environmental, because the connection between the subconscious mind and the Universal mind, is being maintained.
  5. The Solar Plexus is the point at which the part meets with the whole, where the finite becomes Infinite, where the Uncreate becomes create, the Universal becomes individualized, the Invisible becomes visible. It is the point at which life appears and there is a vast amount of life an individual may generate from this Solar centre.
  6. This centre of energy is Omnipotent because it is the point of contact with all life and all intelligence. It can therefore accomplish whatever it is directed to accomplish, and herein lies the power of the conscious mind; the subconscious can and will carry out such plans and ideas as may be suggested to it by the conscious mind.

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  1. The necessary interaction of the conscious and subconscious mind requires a similar interaction between the corresponding systems of nerves. Judge Troward indicates the very beautiful method in which this interaction is effected. He says: The cerebro-spinal system is the organ of the conscious mind and the sympathetic is the organ of the subconscious. The cerebro-spinal is the channel through which we receive conscious perception from the physical senses and exercise control over the movements of the body. This system of nerves has its centre in the brain.
  2. The Sympathetic System has its centre in a ganglionic mass at the back of the stomach known as the Solar Plexus, and is the channel of that mental action which unconsciously supports the vital functions of the body.
  3. The connection between the two systems is made by the vagus nerve which passes out of the cerebral region as a portion of the voluntary system to the thorax, sending out branches to the heart and lungs, and finally passing through the diaphragm, it loses its outer coating and becomes identified with the nerves of the Sympathetic System, so forming a connecting link between the two and making the person physically a single entity.
  4. We have seen that every thought is received by the brain, which is the organ of the conscious; it is here subjected to our power of reasoning. When the objective mind has been satisfied that the thought is true it is sent to the Solar Plexus, or the brain of the subjective mind, to be made into our flesh, to be brought forth into the world as reality. It is then accepted. The subconscious mind can only accept. It accepts the conclusions of the objective mind as final.
  5. The Solar Plexus has been likened to the sum of the body, because it is a central point of distribution for the energy which the body is constantly generating. This energy is very real energy, and this sun is a very real sun, and the energy is being distributed by very real nerves to all parts of the body, and is thrown off in an atmosphere which envelopes the body.

Part Three - Introduction

You have found that the Individual may act on the Universal, and that the result of this action and interaction is cause and effect. Thought, therefore, is the cause, and the experiences with which you meet in life are the effect.

It rests with you to change conditions and make them what you would like them to be. Direct your effort to a realization of the mental resources, always at your command, from which all real and lasting power comes.

Persist in this practice until you come to a realization of the fact that there can be only be success in the accomplishment of any proper object in life if you but understand your power and persist in your object, because the mind-forces are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful will, in the effort to crystallize thought and desire into actions, events and conditions.

Whereas in the beginning of each function of life and each action is the result of conscious thought, the habitual actions become automatic and the thought that controls them passes into the realm of the subconscious; yet it is just as intelligent as before. It is necessary that it become automatic, or subconscious, in order that the self-conscious mind may attend to other things. The new actions will, however, in their turn, become habitual, then automatic, then subconscious in order that the mind again may be freed from this detail and advanced to still other activities.

When you realize this, you will have found a source of power which will enable you to take care of any situation in life which may develop.

Part Two - Study Questions with Answers

  1. What are the two modes of mental activity?
    Conscious and subconscious.
  2. Upon what do ease and perfection depend?
    Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we depend upon the subconscious mind.
  3. What is the value of the subconscious?
    It is enormous; it guides us, warns us, it controls the vital processes and is the seat of memory.
  4. What are some of the functions of the conscious mind?
    It has the faculty of discrimination; it has the power of reasoning; it is the seat of the will and may impress the subconscious.
  5. How has the distinction between the conscious and subconscious been expressed?
    Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.
  6. What method is necessary in order to impress the subconscious?
    Mentally state what is wanted.
  7. What will be the result?
    If the desire is in harmony with the forward movement of the great Whole, forces will be set in motion which will bring about the result.
  8. What is the result of the operation of this law?
    Our environment reflects conditions corresponding to the predominant mental attitude which we entertain.
  9. What names has been given to this law?
    The Law of Attraction.
  10. How is the law stated?
    Thought is a creative energy, and will automatically correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

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  1. Last week I gave you an exercise for the purpose of securing control of the physical body; if you have accomplished this you are ready to advance. This time you will begin to control your thought. Always take the same room, the same chair, and the same position, if possible. In some cases it is not convenient to take the same room, in this case simply make the best use of such conditions as may be available. Now be perfectly still as before, but think only of empty space; this will enable you to entertain only the kind of thoughts you desire. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery.
  2. The exercise is valuable no matter how long you are able to do it, because it will be a very practical demonstration of the great number of thoughts which are constantly trying to gain access to your mental world.
  3. Next week you will receive instructions for an exercise which may be a little more interesting, but it is necessary that you master this one first.
    Cause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visible and material things. Mind is the master weaver, both of the interior garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance. -- James Allen

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  1. To sum up: The normal functions of the subconscious on the physical side have to do with the regular and vital processes, with the preservation of life and the restoration of health; with the care of offspring, which includes an instinctive desire to preserve all life and improve conditions generally.
  2. On the mental side, it is the storehouse of memory; it harbors the wonderful thought messengers, who work, free of time or space; it is the fountain of the practical initiative and constructive forces of life: It is the seat of habit.
  3. On the spiritual side, it is the source of ideals, of aspiration, of the imagination, and is the channel through which we recognize our Divine Source, and in proportion as we recognize this divinity do we come into an understanding of the source of power.
  4. Some one may ask: How can the subconscious change conditions? The reply is, because the subconscious is a part of the Universal Mind and a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole; the only difference is one of degree. The whole, as we know, is creative, in fact, it is the only creator there is, consequently, we find that mind is creative, and as thought is the only activity which the mind possesses thought must necessarily be creative also.
  5. But we shall find that there is a vast difference between simply thinking, and directing our thought consciously, systematically and constructively; when we do this we place our mind in harmony with the Universal Mind, we come in tune with the Infinite, we set in operation the mightiest force in existence, the creative power of the Universal Mind. This, as everything else, is governed by natural law, and this law is the Law of attraction, which is that Mind is creative, and will automatically correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

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  1. The subconscious mind is always awake, always active, like your heart, or your blood. It has been found that by plainly stating to the subconscious mind certain specific things to be accomplished, forces are set in operation that lead to the result desired. Here, then, is a source of power which places us in touch with Omnipotence. Here in is a deep principle which is well worth our most earnest study.
  2. The operation of this law is interesting. Those who put it into operation find that when they go out to meet the person with whom they anticipate an uneasy interview, something has been there before them and dissolved the supposed uneasiness; everything is changed; all is harmonious; they find that when some business situation presents itself they can afford to make delay and something suggests the proper solution; everything is properly arranged; in fact, those who have learned to trust the subconscious find that they have infinite resources at their command.
  3. The subconscious mind is the seat of our principles and our aspirations. It is the fount of our artistic and altruistic ideals. These instincts can only be upheld by a simple and swift process of reinforcing the innate principles.
  4. The subconscious mind can only accept what it is given. Hence, if it has accepted incorrect suggestions, the sure method of overcoming them is by the use of a strong counter suggestion, frequently repeated, which the mind must accept, thus eventually forming new and healthy habits of thought and life, for the subconscious mind is the seat of Habit. That which we do over and over becomes mechanical; it is no longer an act of judgment, but has worn its deep grooves in the subconscious mind. This is favorable for us if the habit be wholesome and right. If it be not wholesome, and not right, the remedy is to recognize the omnipotence of the subconscious mind and suggest present actual freedom. The subconscious being creative and one with our divine source will at once create the freedom suggested.

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  1. It is often true that conditions of love, serenity, abundance, health, harmony and blessings of all kinds dominate us by reason of true suggestions accepted by the guarded subconscious mind. All this the trained conscious mind can entirely create by its vigilant protective action. It may properly be called the watcher at the gate of the great subconscious domain.
  2. One writer has expressed the chief distinction between the two phases of mind thus: Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.
  3. The subconscious mind draws just and accurate inferences from premises furnished from outside sources. Where the premise is true, the subconscious mind reaches a true conclusion. But the subconscious mind accepts all impressions. It relies upon the conscious mind, the watcher at the gate, to guard it from untrue impressions.
  4. Receiving any suggestions as true, the subconscious mind at once proceeds to act thereon in the whole domain of its tremendous field of work. The conscious mind can suggest either truth or not. If the former, it is at the profit of wide-reaching benefit to the whole being.
  5. The conscious mind ought to be on duty during every waking hour. When the watcher is on guard, or when its calm judgment is active, under a variety of circumstances, then the subconscious mind is guarded and left open only to positive suggestion from any and all sources. During the calm quiet of serenity, or during the levelness of peace, or the considered action of a responsible person, or at any other time of restrained passion, the conditions are most beneficial. The sub-conscious mind is then open to the suggestion of love, friendship, generosity, altruism, self-appreciation and other positive forces, derived from surrounding persons or circumstances. The result is usually wholesome in the extreme, with effects that may endure for a long time. Hence, the great importance of guarding the subconscious mind to allow only true impressions.
  6. The subconscious mind perceives by intuition. Hence, its processes are rapid. It is quicker than the slow methods of conscious reasoning. In fact, it cannot employ them.

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  1. We can walk at will; we can raise the arm whenever we choose to do so; we can give our attention through eye or ear to any subject at pleasure. On the other hand, without the will our hearts beat and our blood circulates, we grow tall, nerve and muscle tissues form, bones build, and many other important vital processes carry on.
  2. If we compare these two sets of action, the one decreed by the will of the moment, and the other proceeding in majestic, rhythmic course, constant at every moment, we stand in awe of the latter, and ask to have the mystery explained. We see at once that these are the vital processes of our physical life, and we face the inference that these all-important functions are designedly withdrawn from the domain of our outward will with its variations and transitions, and placed under the direction of a permanent and dependable power within us.
  3. Of these two powers, the outward and changeable has been termed the Conscious Mind, or the Objective Mind (dealing with outward objects). The interior power is called the Subconscious Mind, or the Subjective Mind, and besides its work on the mental plane it controls the regular functions which make physical life possible.
  4. It is necessary to have a clear understanding of their respective functions on the mental plane, as well as of certain other basic principles. Perceiving and operating through the five physical senses, the conscious mind deals with the impressions and objects of the outward life.
  5. It has the faculty of discrimination, carrying with it the responsibility of choice. It has the power of reasoning--whether inductive, deductive, analytical or syllogistic--and this power may be developed to a high degree. It is the seat of the will with all the energies that flow therefrom.
  6. It can impress other minds, as well as it can direct the subconscious mind. In this way the conscious mind becomes the responsible ruler and guardian of the subconscious mind. It is this high function which can completely improve conditions in your life.

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  1. The operations of the mind are produced by two parallel modes of activity, the one conscious, and the other subconscious.
  2. The subconscious' logical processes are carried on with an absolute certainty and regularity. Our mind is so designed that it prepares for us the most important foundations of cognition.
  3. The subconscious soul, like a benevolent stranger, works and makes provision for our benefit, pouring only the mature fruit into our lap; thus ultimate analysis of thought processes shows that the subconscious is the theatre of the most important mental phenomena.
  4. It is through the subconscious that Shakespeare must have perceived, without effort, great truths; that Phidias fashioned marble and bronze; that Raphael painted Madonnas and Beethoven composed symphonies.
  5. Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we depend upon the subconsciousness; playing the piano, skating, operating the typewriter, the skilled trades, depend for their perfect execution on the process of the sub-conscious mind. The marvel of playing a brilliant piece on the piano, while at the same time conducting a vigorous conversation, shows the greatness of our subconscious powers.
  6. We are all aware how dependent we are upon the subconscious, and the greater, the nobler, the more brilliant our thoughts are, the more it is obvious to ourselves that the origin lies beyond our ken. We find ourselves endowed with tact, instinct, sense of the beautiful in art, music, etc., whose origin or dwelling place we are wholly unconscious.
  7. The value of the subconscious is enormous; it inspires us; it warns us; it furnishes us with names, facts and scenes from the storehouse of memory. It directs our thoughts, tastes, and accomplishes tasks so intricate that no conscious mind, even if it had the power, has the capacity for.

Part Two - Introduction

Our blessings are largely due to accurate ideas and understandings of our true interests. The great task is to discover the laws of nature to which we are to adjust ourselves. Clear thinking and moral insight are, therefore, of incalculable value. All processes, even those of thought, rest on solid foundations.

The keener the sensibilities, the more acute the judgment, the more delicate the taste, the more refined the moral feelings, the more subtle the intelligence, the loftier the aspiration--the purer and more intense are the gratifications which existence yields. Hence it is that the study of the best that has been thought in the world gives supreme pleasure.

The powers, uses and possibilities of the mind under the new interpretations are incomparably more wonderful than the most extravagant accomplishment, or even dreams of material progress. Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power which is being used by those who do believe in the virtue of wealth, and the beauty of self-affirmation.

The ability to receive and manifest this power depends upon the ability to recognize the Infinite Energy ever dwelling in people, constantly creating and recreating their bodies and minds, and ready at any moment to manifest through them in any needful manner. In exact proportion to the recognition of this truth will be the manifestation in the outer life of the individual.

Part two explains the method by which this is accomplished.

Part One - Study Questions with Answers

  1. What is the world without in its relation to the world within?
    The world without is a reflection of the world within.
  2. Upon what does all possession depend?
    All possession is based on consciousness.
  3. How is the individual related to the objective world?
    The individual is related to the objective world by the objective mind; the brain is the organ of this mind.
  4. How are they related to the Universal Mind?
    They are related to the Universal Mind by the subconscious mind; the Solar Plexus is the organ of this mind.
  5. What is the Universal Mind?
    The Universal Mind is the life principle of every atom which is in existence.
  6. How can the Individual act on the Universal?
    The ability of the individual to think is their ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into manifestation.
  7. What is the result of this action and interaction?
    The result of this action and interaction is cause and effect; every thought is a cause and every condition an effect.
  8. How are harmonious and desirable conditions secured?
    Harmonious and desirable conditions are obtained by right thinking.
  9. What is the cause of all accord, harmony, abundance and freedom?
    Accord, harmony, abundance and freedom are the result of right thinking.
  10. What is the source of all powers?
    The source of all power is the world within, the Universal Fountain of Supply, the Infinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet.

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  1. We live in a fathomless sea of plastic mind substance. This substance is ever alive and active. It is sensitive to the highest degree. It takes form according to the mental demand. Thought forms the mould or matrix from which the substance expresses.
  2. Remember that it is in the application alone that the value consists, and that a practical understanding of this law will create abundance, wisdom, harmony and freedom, and certainly this is the greatest blessing from a material and social standpoint.
  3. Now make the application: Select a room where you can be alone and peaceful; sit erect comfortably; let your thoughts roam where they will but be perfectly still for from fifteen minutes to half an hour; continue this for three or four days or for a week until you secure full control of your physical being.
  4. Many will find this extremely easy; but it is absolutely essential to secure complete control of the body before you are ready to progress. Next week you will receive instructions for the next step; in the meantime you must have mastered this one.

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  1. It is the world within that makes the world without; it is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has been created by you in the world within.
  2. This system will bring you into a realization of power which will be yours when you understand this relation between the world without and the world within. The world within is the cause, the world without the effect; to change the effect you must change the cause.
  3. You will at once see that this is a radically new and different idea; change effects by working with the cause. To have harmony, we must create the cause, and this cause can be found only in the world within.
  4. All growth is from within. This is evident in all nature. Every plant, every animal, every human is a living testimony to this great law, and the answer of the ages is in looking for strength and power from within.
  5. The world within is the Universal fountain of supply, and the world without is the outlet to the stream. Our ability to receive depends upon our recognition of this Universal Fountain, this Infinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet, and so is one with every other individual.
  6. Recognition is a mental process, mental action is therefore the interaction of the individual upon the Universal Mind, and as the Universal Mind is the intelligence which pervades all space and animates all living things, this mental action and reaction is the law of causation, and the principle of causation obtains only in the Universal Mind. It is a subjective process, and the results are seen in an infinite variety of conditions and experiences.
  7. In order to express life there must be mind; everything exists only because of mind. Everything which exists is some manifestation of this one basic substance from which and by which all things have been created and are continually being recreated.