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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.

Part Twenty-Two - Page 4

  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.

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  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.

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  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.

Part Nineteen - Page 5

  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

Part Nineteen - Page 4

  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.

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