PART 22

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 inflammation, paralysis, nervousness and diseased conditions

generally, are the manifestation of fear, worry, care, anxiety, jealousy, hatred

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 second or destructive activity that is, with

rare exception, the cause of all disease. The waste material accumulates and

saturates the tissues, which causes autointoxication. This may be partial or

general. In the first case the disturbance will be local; in the second place it

will affect the whole system.

The problem, then, before us in the healing of disease is to increase the inflow

and distribution of vital energy throughout the system, and this can only be done

by eliminating thoughts of fear, worry, care, anxiety, jealousy, hatred, and every

other destructive thought, which tend to tear down and destroy the nerves and

glands which control the excretion and elimination of poisonous and 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-TWO

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 disease germs, the harvest will be sickness, decay,

weakness, and failure; 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 eliminated chronic ailments in a few weeks by this method, and thousands have

overcome and destroyed all manner of ordinary physical disturbances 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.

7. We are all using this power every minute. The trouble is most of us are using it

unconsciously and thus producing undesirable results. The problem is to use it

intelligently and produce only desirable results. This should not be difficult,

because we all have had sufficient experience to know what produces pleasant

vibration in the body, and we also know the causes which produce the unpleasant and

disagreeable sensations.

8. 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 envy, hatred, jealousy, criticism or

any of the other thousand and one forms of discord, certain vibrations were set in

motion which brought about certain other results of a different 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 discord,

Inhrmony and disease.

9. We can understand, then, something of the power which the mind possesses over

the body.

10. 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

sympathy and your eyes fill with tears, which shows that thought controls the

glands of your body; or someone says something which makes you angry 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.

11. Let us see how the action of the subconscious mind over the body differs. You

receive a wound; thousands of cells being the work of healing at once; in a few

days or a few weeks the work is complete. You may even break a bone. 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). He 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 poison;

the subjective mind will immediately discover the danger and make violent efforts

to eliminate it. You may become infected with a dangerous germ; 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.

12. These processes of the subconscious mind usually proceed without our personal

knowledge or direction, and so long as we do not interfere the result is perfect,

but, as these millions of repair cells are all intelligent and respond to our

thought, they are often paralyzed and rendered impotent by our thoughts of fear,

doubt, and anxiety. They are like an army of workmen, ready to start an important

piece of work, but every time they get started on the undertaking a strike is

called, or plans changed, until they finally get discouraged and give up.

13. 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 not waste time and effort in trying to deal with effects as we

find them in the “world without,” which is only an external, a reflection.

14. We shall always find the cause in the “world within”; by changing the cause, we

change the effect.

15. 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.

16. Therefore, when perfect images are placed before the subjective, the creative

energies will build a perfect body.

17. 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 undesirable 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.

18. We know then that every element of the human body is the result of a rate of

vibration.

19. We know that mental action is a rate of vibration.

20. We know that a higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls, changes,

or destroys a lower rate of vibration.

21. We know that the rate of vibration is governed by the character of brain cells,

and finally,

22. We know how to create these brain cells; therefore,

23. 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 there is practically no limitation which can be placed upon our ability

to place ourselves in harmony with natural law, which is omnipotent.

24. 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, say, “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”.

25. No doubt many physicians treat nervous diseases 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.

26. 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. We

might pursue the subject of maltreatment, or want of treatment, further in detail

and describe the disastrous results of neglected cases; but the task is an

invidious one.

27. There can be no doubt that few patients are aware how much they can do for

themselves. What the patient can do for himself, the forces he can set in motion

are as yet unknown. 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 himself 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 from the malady.

28. For your exercise this week concentrate on Tennyson’s beautiful lines “Speak to

Him, thou, for He hears, and spirit with spirit can meet, Closer is He than

breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.” Then try to realize that when you do

“Speak to Him” you are in touch with Omnipotence.

29. This realization and recognition of this Omnipresent power will quickly destroy

any and every form of sickness or suffering and substitute harmony and perfection.

Then remember there are those who seem to think that sickness and suffering are

sent by God; if so, every physician, every surgeon and every Red Cross nurse is

defying the will of God and hospitals and sanitariums are places of rebellion

instead of houses of mercy. Of course, this quickly reasons itself into an

absurdity, but there are many; who still cherish the idea.

30. Then let the thought rest on the fact that until recently theology has been

trying to teach an impossible Creator, one who created beings capable of sinning

and then allowed them to be eternally punished for such sins. Of course the

necessary outcome of such extraordinary ignorance was to create fear instead of

love, and so, after two thousand years of this kind of propaganda, Theology is now

busily engaged in apologizing for Christendom.

31. You will then more readily appreciate the ideal man, the man made in the image

and likeness of God, and you will more readily appreciate the all originating Mind

that forms, upholds, sustains, originates, and creates all there is.

All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body nature is, and God the

soul.

Opportunity follows perception, action follows inspiration, growth follows

knowledge, eminence flows progress. Always the spiritual first, then the

transformation into the infinite and illimitable possibilities of achievement.

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