PART 13

Physical science is responsible for the marvelous age of invention in which we are

now living, but spiritual science is now setting out on a career whose

possibilities no one can foretell.

Spiritual science has previously been the football of the uneducated, the

superstitious, the mystical, but men are now interested in definite methods and

demonstrated facts only.

We have come to know that thinking is a spiritual process, that vision and

imagination preceded action and event, that the day of the dreamer has come.

The following lines by Mr. Herbert Kaufman are interesting in this connection.

“They are the architects of greatness, their vision lies within their souls, they

peer beyond the veils and mists of doubt and pierce the walls of unborn Time. The

belted wheel, the trail of steel, the churning screw, are shuttles in the loom on

which they weave their magic tapestries. Makers of Empire, they have fought for

bigger things than crowns and higher seats than thrones. Your homes are set upon

the land a dreamer found. The pictures on its walls are visions from a dreamer’s

soul. They are the chose few — the blazers of the way. Walls crumble and Empires

fall, the tidal wave sweeps from the sea and tears a fortress from its rocks. The

rotting nations drop off from Time’s bough, and only things the dreamer’s make live

on.”

Part Thirteen which follows tells why the dreams of the dreamer come true. It

explains the law of causation by which dreamers, inventors, authors, financiers,

bring about the realization of their desires. It explains the law by which the

thing pictured upon our mind eventually becomes our own.

PART THIRTEEN

1. It has been the tendency, and, as might be proved, a necessity for science to

seek the explanation of everyday facts by a generalization of those others which

are less frequent and form the exception. Thus does the eruption of the volcano

manifest the heat which is continually at work in the interior of the earth and to

which the latter owes much of her configuration.

2. Thus does the lightning reveal a subtle power constantly busy to produce changes

in the inorganic world, and, as dead languages now seldom heard were once ruling

among the nations, so does a giant tooth in Siberia, or a fossil in the depth of

the earth, not only bear record of the evolution of past ages, but thereby explains

to us the origin of the hills and valleys which we inhabit today.

3. In this way a generalization of facts which are rare, strange, or form the

exception, has been the magnetic needle guiding to all the discoveries of inductive

science.

4. This method is founded upon reason and experience and thereby destroyed

superstition, precedent and conventionality.

5. It is almost three-hundred years since Lord Bacon recommended this method of

study, to which the civilized nations owe the greater part of their prosperity and

the more valuable part of their knowledge; purging the mind from narrow prejudices,

denominated theories, more effectually than by the keenest irony; calling the

attention of men from heaven to earth more successfully by surprising experiments

than by the most forcible demonstration of their ignorance; educating the inventive

faculties more powerfully by the near prospect of useful discoveries thrown open to

all, than by talk of bringing to light the innate laws of our mind.

6. The method of Bacon has seized the spirit and aim of the great philosophers of

Greece and carried them into effect by the new means of observation which another

age offered; thus gradually revealing a wondrous field of knowledge in the infinite

space of astronomy, in the microscopic egg of embryology, and the dim age of

geology; disclosing an order of the pulse which the logic of Aristotle could never

have unveiled, and analyzing into formerly unknown elements the material

combinations which no dialectic of the scholastics could force apart.

7. It has lengthened life; it has mitigated pain; it has extinguished diseases; it

has increased the fertility of the soil; it has given new securities to the

mariner; it has spanned great rivers with bridges of form unknown to our fathers;

it has guided the thunderbolt from heaven to earth; it has lighted up night with

the splendor of day; it has extended the range of human vision; it has multiplied

the power of the human muscles; it has accelerated motion; it has annihilated

distance; it has facilitated intercourse, correspondence, all friendly offices, all

dispatch of business; it has enabled men to descend into the depths of the sea, to

soar into the air, to penetrate securely into the noxious recesses of the earth.

8. This then is the true nature and scope of induction. But the greater the success

which men have achieved in the inductive science, the more does the whole tenor of

their teachings and example impress us with the necessity of observing carefully,

patiently, accurately, with all the instruments and resources at our command the

individual facts before venturing upon a statement of general laws.

9. To ascertain the bearing of the spark drawn from the electric machine under

every variety of circumstances, that we thus may be emboldened with Franklin to

address, in the form of a kite, the question to the cloud about the nature of the

lightning. To assure ourselves of the manner in which bodies fall with the

exactness of a Galileo, that with Newton we may dare to ask the moon about the

force that fastens it to the earth.

10. In short, by the value we set upon truth, by our hope in a steady and universal

progress, not to permit a tyrannical prejudice to neglect or mutilate unwelcome

facts, but to rear the superstructure of science upon the broad and unchangeable

basis, of full attention paid to the most isolated as well as the most frequent

phenomena.

11. An ever-increasing material may be collected by observation, but the

accumulated facts are of very different value for the explanation of nature, and as

we esteem most highly those useful qualities of men which are of the rarest

occurrence, so does natural philosophy sift the facts and attach a pre-eminent

importance to that striking class which cannot be accounted for by the usual and

daily observation of life.

12. If then, we find that certain persons seem to possess unusual power, what are

we to conclude? First, we may say, it is not so, which is simply an acknowledgment

of our lack of information because every honest investigator admits that there are

many strange and previously unaccountable phenomena constantly taking place. Those,

however, who become acquainted with the creative power of thought, will no longer

consider them unaccountable.

13. Second, we may say that they are the result of supernatural interference, but a

scientific understanding of Natural Laws will convince us that there is nothing

supernatural. Every phenomenon is the result of an accurate definite cause, and the

cause is an immutable law or principle, which operates with invariable precision,

whether the law is put into operation consciously or unconsciously.

14. Third, we may say that we are on “forbidden ground,” that there are some things

which we should not know. This objection was used against every advance in human

knowledge. Every individual who ever advanced a new idea, whether a Columbus, a

Darwin, a Galileo, a Fulton or an Emerson, was subjected to ridicule or

persecution; so that this objection should receive no serious consideration; but,

on the contrary, we should carefully consider every fact which is brought to our

attention; by doing this we will more readily ascertain the law upon which it is

based.

15. It will be found that the creative power of thought will explain every possible

condition or experience, whether physical, mental or spiritual.

16. Thought will bring about conditions in correspondence with the predominant

mental attitude. Therefore, if we fear disaster, as fear is a powerful form of

thought, disaster will be the certain result of our thinking. It is this form of

thought which frequently sweeps away the result of many years of toil and effort.

17. If we think of some form of material wealth we may secure it. By concentrated

thought the required conditions will be brought about, and the proper effort put

forth, which will result in bringing about the circumstances necessary to realize

our desires; but we often find that when we secure the things we thought we wanted,

they do not have the effect we expected. That is, the satisfaction is only

temporary, or possibly is the reverse of what we expected.

18. What, then, is the proper method of procedure? What are we to think in order to

secure what we really desire? What you and I desire, what we all desire, what every

one is seeking, is Happiness and Harmony. If we can be truly happy we shall have

everything the world can give. If we are happy ourselves we can make others happy.

19. But we cannot be happy unless we have, health, strength, congenial friends,

pleasant environment, sufficient supply, not only to take care of our necessities

but to provide for those comforts and luxuries to which we are entitled.

20. The old orthodox way of thinking was to be “a worm,” to be satisfied with our

portion whatever it is; but the modern idea is to know that we are entitled to the

best of everything, that the “Father and I are one” and that the “Father” is the

Universal Mind, the Creator, the Original Substance from which all things proceed.

21. Now admitting that this is all true in theory, and it has been taught for two

thousand years, and is the essence of every system of Philosophy or Religion, how

are we to make it practical in our lives? How are we to get the actual, tangible

results here and now?

22. In the first place, we must put our knowledge into practice. Nothing can be

accomplished in any other way. The athlete may read books and lessons on physical

training all his life, but unless he begins to give out strength by actual work he

will never receive any strength; he will eventually get exactly what he gives; but

he will have to give it first. It is exactly the same with us; we will get exactly

what we give, but we shall have to give it first. It will then return to us many

fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and

conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration,

health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about

their effect.

23. Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore creative, but make no mistake,

thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and

constructively directed; and herein is the difference between idle thinking, which

is simply a dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means

practically unlimited achievement.

24. We have found that everything we get comes to us by the Law of Attraction. A

happy thought cannot exist in an unhappy consciousness; therefore the consciousness

must change, and, as the consciousness changes, all conditions necessary to meet

the changed consciousness must gradually change, in order to meet the requirements

of the new situation.

25. In creating a Mental Image or an Ideal, we are projecting a thought into the

Universal Substance from which all things are created. This Universal Substance is

Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient. Are we to inform the Omniscient as to the

proper channel to be used to materialize our demand? Can the finite advise the

Infinite? This is the cause of failure; of every failure. We recognize the

Omnipresence of the Universal Substance, but we fail to appreciate the fact that

this substance is not only Omnipresent, but is Omnipotent and Omniscient, and

consequently will set causes in motion concerning which we may be entirely

ignorant.

26. We can best conserve our interests by recognizing the Infinite Power and

Infinite Wisdom of the Universal Mind, and in this way become a channel whereby the

Infinite can bring about the realization of our desire. This means that recognition

brings about realization, therefore for your exercise this week make use of the

principle, recognize the fact that you are a part of the whole, and that a part

must be the same in kind and quality as the whole; the only difference there can

possibly by, is in degree.

27. When this tremendous fact begins to permeate your consciousness, when you

really come into a realization of the fact that you (not your body, but the Ego),

the “I,” the spirit which thinks is an integral part of the great whole, that it is

the same in substance, in quality, in kind, that the Creator could create nothing

different from Himself, you will also be able to say, “The Father and I are one”

and you will come into an understanding of the beauty, the grandeur, the

transcendental opportunities which have been placed at your disposal.

“Increase in me that wisdom Which discovers my truest interest, Strengthen

my resolution To perform that which wisdom dictates.”

Franklin

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