Part Eleven - Introduction

Your life is governed by law - by actual, immutable principles that are always constant. Law is in operation at all times; in all places. Fixed laws underlie all human actions. For this reason, people who control giant industries are enabled to determine with absolute precision just what percentage of every hundred thousand people will respond to any given set of conditions.

It is well, however, to remember that while every effect is the result of a cause, the effect in turn becomes a cause, which creates other effects, which in turn create still other causes; so that when you put the law of attraction into operation for something good you must remember that you are starting a train of causation for good which may have endless possibilities.

We sometimes hear it said, A very pleasant situation came into my life, which could have been the result of my thought, as I certainly entertained a thought which could have such a result. We remember that like attracts like in the mental world, and that the thought which we entertain brings to us certain friendships, companionships of a particular kind, and these in turn bring about conditions and environment, which in turn are responsible for the conditions of which we give thanks.

Part Ten - Study Questions with Answers

  1. What is Wealth?
    Wealth is the offspring of power.
  2. Of what value are possessions?
    Possessions are of value only as they confer power.
  3. Of what value is a knowledge of cause and effect?
    It enables people to plan courageously and execute confidently.
  4. How does life originate in the inorganic world?
    Only by the introduction of some living form.
  5. What is the connecting link between the finite and the Infinite?
    Thought is the connecting link.
  6. Why is that so?
    Because the Universal can manifest only through the individual.
  7. Upon what does causation depend?
    Upon polarity; a circuit must be formed; the Universal is the positive side of the battery of life, the individual is the negative, and thought forms the circuit.
  8. Why do some succeed to secure harmonious conditions?
    They understand the law; there is polarity; they have formed the circuit.
  9. What is the process?
    A conscious recognition of the law of attraction with the intention of bringing it into existence for a definite purpose.
  10. What will be the result?
    Thought will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation, because thought is a product of the spiritual person, and spirit is the creative Principle of the Universe.
A vivid thought brings the power to paint it; and in proportion to the depth of its source is the force of its projection. - Emerson

Part Ten - Page 6

  1. This week select a blank space on the wall, or any other convenient spot, from where you usually sit, mentally draw a black horizontal line about six inches long, try to see the line as plainly as though it were painted on the wall; now mentally draw two vertical lines connecting with this horizontal line at either end; now draw another horizontal line connecting with the two vertical lines; now you have a square. Try to see the square perfectly; when you can do so draw a circle within the square; now place a point in the center of the circle; now draw the point toward you about 10 inches; now you have a cone on a square base; you will remember that your work was all in black; change it to white, to red, to yellow.
  2. If you can do this, you are making excellent progress and will soon be enabled to concentrate on any situation you may have in mind. When any object or purpose is clearly held in thought, its precipitation, in tangible and visible form, is merely a question of time.
The vision always precedes and itself determines the realization. - Lillian Whiting

Part Ten - Page 5

  1. If your thought is in harmony with the creative Principle of Nature, it is in tune with the Infinite Mind, and it will form the circuit, it will return to you in full; It is possible for you to think thoughts that are in tune with the Infinite, and when there is polarity, the circuit is formed. What, then, is the result? What is the result when a dynamo is generating electricity, the circuit is connected and there is an outlet? The dynamo continues operating.
  2. It will be exactly the same with you, if you entertain thoughts which are in accordance with the Infinite and can therefore be polarized; there is a circuit, you are connected, the thoughts cling to you, inspire you, excite you, and finally bring about health and extended life; the physician may not diagnose the case exactly in this way, they may give it some fancy name which has been manufactured for the various cures which are the result of right thinking, but the cause is the same nevertheless.
  3. Constructive thought must necessarily be creative, but creative thought must be harmonious, and this invites all constructive and peaceful thought. Wisdom, strength, courage and all harmonious conditions are the result of power and we have seen that all power is from within; likewise, every abundance, freedom and beneficial circumstance is the result of strength, and strength is simply presence of power; it comes from somewhere, it is something -- this is the result of developed power, and this is accomplished in exactly the same manner that all power is developed, by exercise.
  4. This exercise consists in making an application of your knowledge. You must make the application. Abundance will not come to you out of the sky, neither will it drop into your lap, but a conscious realization of the law of attraction and the intention to bring it into operation for a certain, definite and specific purpose, and the will to carry out this purpose will bring about the materialization of your desire by a natural law of transference. If you are in business, it will increase and develop along regular channels, or possibly new and unusual channels of distribution will be opened and when the law becomes fully operative, you will find that the things you seek are seeking you.

Part Ten - Page 4

  1. In taking advantage of the wonderful possibilities opened up to us through the operation of this law, we must remember that we ourselves contribute nothing to its efficacy. It is the Infinite that does the work. We simply comply with the law, and the All-originating Mind will bring about the result.
  2. The great truth of the present day is the idea that we can let the Infinite proceed to bring about a specific purpose or result. The Universal Mind can be depended upon to find the ways and means for bringing about any necessary manifestation. We must, however, create the ideal, and this ideal should be perfect.
  3. We know that the laws governing Electricity have been formulated in such a way that this invisible power can be controlled and used for our benefit and comfort in thousands of ways. We know that messages are carried around the world, that ponderous machinery does its bidding, that it now illuminates practically the whole world, but we know too that if we consciously and intelligently respect its law by only touching the protective coating of a live wire, when it is properly insulated, the result will be safe. A full understanding of the laws governing in the invisible world has the same result, and many are enjoying the consequences all the time.
  4. It has been explained that the law of causation depends upon polarity, a circuit must be formed; this circuit can be formed only if we operate in harmony with the law. How shall we operate in harmony with the law unless we know what the law is? How shall we know what the Law is? By study, by observation.
  5. We see the law in operation everywhere; all nature testifies to the operation of the law by silently, constantly expressing itself in the law of growth. Where there is growth, there must be life; where there is life there must be harmony, so that everything that has life is constantly attracting to itself the conditions and the supply which is necessary for its most complete expression.

Part Ten - Page 3

  1. Thought is the connecting link between the Infinite and the finite, between the Universal and the individual. We have seen that there is an impassable barrier between the organic and the inorganic, and that the only way that matter can unfold is to be impregnated with life; as a seed reaches down into the mineral world and begins to unfold and reach out, the dead matter begins to live, a thousand invisible fingers begin to weave a suitable environment for the new arrival, and as the law of growth begins to take effect, we see the process continue until the Lily finally appears, and it is glorious.
  2. Even so, a thought is dropped into the invisible substance of the Universal Mind, that substance from which all things are created, and as it takes root, the law of growth begins to take effect and we find that conditions and environment are but the objective form of our thought.
  3. The law is that Thought is an active vital form of dynamic energy which has the power to correlate with its object and bring it out of the invisible substance from which all things are created into the visible or objective world. This is the law by which, and through which all things come into manifestation; it is the Master Key by which you are admitted into the Secret Place of the Most High and are given dominion over all things. With an understanding of this law you may decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee.
  4. It can only be so; if the soul of the Universe as we know it is the Universal Spirit, then the Universe is simply the condition which the Universal Spirit has made for itself. We are simply individualized spirit and are creating the conditions for our growth in exactly the same way.
  5. This creative power depends upon our recognition of the potential power of spirit or mind. Creation is the calling into existence of that which currently only exists in the subjective world.

Part Ten - Page 2

  1. In the physical world as we know it, there exists the organic and the inorganic. The inorganic of the mineral world is absolutely cut off from the plant or animal world; the passage is hermetically sealed. These barriers have never yet been crossed. No change of substance, no modification of environment, no chemistry, no electricity, no form of energy, no evolution of any kind can ever endow a single atom of the mineral world with the attribute of Life.
  2. Only by the bending down into this dead world of some living form can those dead atoms be gifted with the properties of vitality; without this contact with life they remain fixed in the inorganic sphere forever. Huxley says that the doctrine of Biogenesis (or life only from life) is victorious all along the line, and Tyndall is compelled to say: 'I affirm that no shred of trustworthy evidence exists to prove that life in our day has ever appeared independent of antecedent life.'
  3. Physical laws may explain the inorganic, Biology explains and accounts for the development of the organic, but of the point of contact Science is silent. A similar passage exists between the Natural world and the Spiritual world; this passage is hermetically sealed on the natural side. The door is closed; no person can open it, no organic change, no mental energy, no moral effort, no progress of any kind can enable any human being to enter the spiritual world.
  4. But as the plant reaches down into the mineral world and touches it with the mystery of Life, so the Universal Mind reaches down into the human mind and endows it with new, strange, wonderful and even marvelous qualities. All people who have ever accomplished anything in the world of industry, commerce or art have accomplished because of this process.

Part Ten - Page 1

  1. Abundance is a natural law of the Universe. The evidence of this law is conclusive; we see it on every hand. Everywhere Nature is lavish, bountiful, extravagant. Nowhere is economy observed in any created thing. Profusion is manifested in everything. The millions and millions of trees and flowers and plants and animals and the vast scheme of reproduction where the process of creating and recreating is forever going on, all indicates the lavishness with which Nature has made provision for humanity. That there is an abundance for everyone is evident, and that some succeed to participate in this abundance is also evident; they have come into a realization of the Universality of all substance, and that mind is the active principle whereby we are related to the things we desire.
  2. 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.
  3. Knowledge of cause and effect as shown by the laws governing electricity, chemical affinity and gravitation, enables people to plan courageously and execute bravely. These laws are called Natural Laws, because they govern in the physical world, but all power is not physical power; there is also mental power, and there is moral and spiritual power.
  4. Spiritual power is superior because it exists on a higher plane. It has enabled people 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 people to discover laws whereby time and space have been annihilated and the law of gravitation to be overcome. The operation of this law is dependent upon spiritual contact, as Henry Drummond well says: