PART 07

PART SEVEN

Through all the ages man has believed in an invisible power, through which and by

which all things have been created and are continually being re-created. We may

personalize this power and call it God, or we may think of it as the essence or

spirit, which permeates all things, but in either case the effect is the same.

So far as the individual is concerned, the objective, the physical, the visible, is

the personal, that which can be cognized by the senses. It consists of body, brain

and nerves. The subjective is the spiritual, the invisible, the impersonal.

The personal is conscious because it is a personal entity. The impersonal, being

the same in kind and quality as all other Being, is not conscious of itself and has

therefore been termed the subconscious.

The personal, or conscious, has the power of will and choice, and can therefore

exercise discrimination in the selection of methods whereby to bring about the

solution of difficulties.

The impersonal, or spiritual, being a part or one with the source, and origin of

all power, can necessarily exercise no such choice, but, on the contrary, it has

Infinite resources at its command. It can and does bring about results by methods

concerning which the human or individual mind can have no possible conception.

You will therefore see that it is your privilege to depend upon the human will with

all its limitations and misconceptions, or you may utilize the potentialities of

Infinity by making use of the subconscious mind. Here, then, is the scientific

explanation of the wonderful power which has been put within your control, if you

but understand, appreciate and recognize it.

One method of consciously utilizing this omnipotent power is outlined in Part

Seven.

PART SEVEN

1. Visualization is the process of making mental images, and the image is the mold

or model which will serve as a pattern from which your future will emerge.

2. Make the pattern clear and make it beautiful; do not be afraid; make it grand;

remember that no limitation can be placed upon you by any one but yourself; you are

not limited as to cost or material; draw on the Infinite for your supply, construct

it in your imagination; it will have to be there before it will ever appear

anywhere else.

3. Make the image clear and clean-cut, hold it firmly in the mind and you will

gradually and constantly bring the thing nearer to you. You can be what “you will

to be.”

4. This is another psychological fact which is well known, but unfortunately,

reading about it will not bring about any result which you may have in mind; it

will not even help you to form the mental image, much less bring it into

manifestation. Work is necessary – labor, hard mental labor, the kind of effort

which so few are willing to put forth.

5. The first step is idealization. It is likewise the most important step, because

it is the plan on which you are going to build. It must be solid; it must be

permanent. The architect, when he plans a 30-storey building, has every line and

detail pictured in advance. The engineer, when he spans a chasm, first ascertains

the strength requirements of a million separate parts.

6. They see the end before a single step is taken; so you are to picture in your

mind what you want; you are sowing the seed, but before sowing any seed you want to

know what the harvest is to be. This is Idealization. If you are not sure, return

to the chair daily until the picture becomes plain; it will gradually unfold; first

the general plan will be dim, but it will take shape, the outline will take form,

then the details, and you will gradually develop the power by which you will be

enabled to formulate plans which will eventually materialize in the objective

world. You will come to know what the future holds for you.

7. Then comes the process of visualization. You must see the picture more and more

complete, see the detail, and, as the details begin to unfold the ways and means

for bringing it into manifestation will develop. One thing will lead to another.

Thought will lead to action, action will develop methods, methods will develop

friends, and friends will bring about circumstances, and, finally, the third step,

or Materialization, will have been accomplished.

8. We all recognize the Universe must have been thought into shape before it ever

could have become a material fact. And if we are willing to follow along the lines

of the Great Architect of the Universe, we shall find our thoughts taking form,

just as the universe took concrete form. It is the same mind operating through the

individual. There is no difference in kind or quality, the only difference is one

of degree.

9. The architect visualizes his building, he sees it as he wishes it to be. His

thought becomes a plastic mold from which the building will eventually emerge, a

high one or a low one, a beautiful one or a plain one, his vision takes form on

paper and eventually the necessary material is utilized and the building stands

complete.

10. The inventor visualizes his idea in exactly the same manner, for instance,

Nikola Tesla, he with the giant intellect, one of the greatest inventors of all

ages, the man who has brought forth the most amazing realities, always visualizes

his inventions before attempting to work them out. He did not rush to embody them

in form and then spend his time in correcting defects. Having first built up the

idea in his imagination, he held it there as a mental picture, to be reconstructed

and improved by his thought. “In this way,” he writes in the Electrical

Experimenter. “I am enabled to rapidly develop and perfect a conception without

touching anything. When I have gone so far as to embody in the invention every

possible improvement I can think of, and see no fault anywhere, I put into

concrete, the product of my brain. Invariably my devise works as I conceived it

should; in twenty years there has not been a single exception.”

11. If you can conscientiously follow these directions, you will develop Faith, the

kind of Faith that is the “Substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things

not seen”; you will develop confidence, the kind of confidence that leads to

endurance and courage; you will develop the power of concentration which will

enable you to exclude all thoughts except the ones which are associated with your

purpose.

12. The law is that thought will manifest in form, and only one who knows how to be

the divine thinker of his own thoughts can ever take a Master’s place and speak

with authority.

13. Clearness and accuracy are obtained only by repeatedly having the image in

mind. Each repeated action renders the image more clear and accurate than the

preceding, and in proportion to the clearness and accuracy of the image will the

outward manifestation be. You must build it firmly and securely in your mental

world, the world within, before it can take form in the world without, and you can

build nothing of value, even in the mental world unless you have the proper

material. When you have the material you can build anything you wish, but make sure

of your material. You cannot make broadcloth from shoddy.

14. This material will be brought out by millions of silent mental workers and

fashioned into the form of the image which you have in mind.

15. Think of it! You have over five million of these mental workers, ready and in

active use; brain cells they are called. Besides this, there is another reserve

force of at least an equal number, ready to be called into action at the slightest

need. Your power to think, then, is almost unlimited, and this means that your

power to create the kind of material which is necessary to build for yourself any

kind of environment which you desire is practically unlimited.

16. In addition to these millions of mental workers, you have billions of mental

workers in the body, every one of which is endowed with sufficient intelligence to

understand and act upon any message or suggestion given. These cells are all busy

creating and recreating the body, but, in addition to this, they are endowed with

psychic activity whereby they can attract to themselves the substance necessary for

perfect development.

17. They do this by the same law and in the same manner that every form of life

attracts to itself the necessary material for growth. The oak, the rose, the lily,

all require certain material for their most perfect expression and they secure it

by silent demand, the Law of Attraction, the most certain way for you to secure

what you require for your most complete development.

18. Make the Mental Image; make it clear, distinct, perfect; hold it firmly; the

ways and means will develop; supply will follow the demand; you will be led to do

the right thing at the right time and in the right way. Earnest Desire will bring

about Confident Expectation, and this in turn must be reinforced by Firm Demand.

These three cannot fail to bring about Attainment, because the Earnest Desire is

the feeling, the Confident Expectation is the thought, and the Firm Demand is the

will, and, as we have seen, feeling gives vitality to thought and the will holds it

steadily until the law of Growth brings it into manifestation.

19. Is it not wonderful that man has such tremendous power within himself, such

transcendental faculties concerning which he had no conception? Is it not strange

that we have always been taught to look for strength and power “without?” We have

been taught to look everywhere but “within” and whenever this power manifested in

our lives we were told that it was something supernatural.

20. There are many who have come to an understanding of this wonderful power, and

who make serious and conscientious efforts to realize health, power and other

conditions, and seem to fail. They do not seem able to bring the Law into

operation. The difficulty in nearly every case is that they are dealing with

externals. They want money, power, health and abundance, but they fail to realize

that these are effects and can come only when the cause is found.

21. Those who will give no attention to the world without will seek only to

ascertain the truth, will look only for wisdom, will find that this wisdom will

unfold and disclose the source of all power, that it will manifest in thought and

purpose which will create the external conditions desired. This truth will find

expression in noble purpose and courageous action.

22. Create ideals only, give no thought to external conditions, make the world

within beautiful and opulent and the world without will express and manifest the

condition which you have within. You will come into a realization of your power to

create ideals and these ideals will be projected into the world of effect.

23. For instance, a man is in debt. He will be continually thinking about the debt,

concentrating on it, and as thoughts are causes the result is that he not only

fastens the debt closer to him, but actually creates more debt. He is putting the

great law of Attraction into operation with the usual and inevitable result — Loss

leads to greater “Loss.”

24. What, then, is the correct principle? Concentrate on the things you want, not

on the things you do not want. Think of abundance; idealize the methods and plans

for putting the Law of Abundance into operation. Visualize the condition which the

Law of Abundance creates; this will result in manifestation.

25. If the law operates perfectly to bring about poverty, lack and every form of

limitation for those who are continually entertaining thoughts of lack and fear, it

will operate with the same certainty to bring about conditions of abundance and

opulence for those who entertain thoughts of courage and power.

26. This is a difficult problem for many; we are too anxious; we manifest anxiety,

fear, distress; we want to do something; we want to help; we are like a child who

has just planted a seed and every fifteen minutes goes and stirs up the earth to

see if it is growing. Of course, under such circumstances, the seed will never

germinate, and yet this is exactly what many of us do in the mental world.

27. We must plant the seed and leave it undisturbed. This does not mean that we are

to sit down and do nothing, by no means; we will do more and better work then we

have ever done before, new channels will constantly be provided, new doors will

open; all that is necessary is to have an open mind, be ready to act when the time

comes.

28. Thought force is the most powerful means of obtaining knowledge, and if

concentrated on any subject will solve the problem. Nothing is beyond the power of

human comprehension, but in order to harness thought force and make it do your

bidding, work is required.

29. Remember that thought is the fire that creates the steam that turns the wheel

of fortune, upon which your experiences depend.

30. Ask yourself a few questions and then reverently await the response; do you not

now and then feel the self with you? Do you assert this self or do you follow the

majority? Remember that majorities are always led, they never lead. It was the

majority that fought, tooth and nail, against the steam engine, the power loom and

every other advance or improvement ever suggested.

31. For your exercise this week, visualize your friend, see him exactly as you last

saw him, see the room, the furniture, recall the conversation, now see his face,

see it distinctly, now talk to him about some subject of mutual interest; see his

expression change, watch him smile. Can you do this? All right, you can; then

arouse his interest, tell him a story of adventure, see his eyes light up with the

spirit of fun or excitement. Can you do all of this? If so, your imagination is

good, you are making excellent progress.

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