In this Part you may learn to fashion the tools by which you may build for yourself
any condition you desire. If you wish to change conditions you must change
yourself. Your whims, your wishes, your fancies, your ambitions may be thwarted at
every step, but your inmost thoughts will find expression just as certainly as the
plant springs from the seed.
Suppose, then, we desire to change conditions, how are we to bring this about? The
reply is simple: By the law of growth. Cause and effect are as absolute and
undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of material things.
Hold in mind the condition desired; affirm it as an already existing fact. This
indicates the value of a powerful affirmation. By constant repetition it becomes a
part of ourselves. We are actually changing ourselves; are making ourselves what we
want to be.
Character is not a thing of chance, but it is the result of continued effort. If
you are timid, vacillating, self-conscious, or if you are over-anxious or harassed
by thoughts of fear or impending danger, remember that is axiomatic that “two
things cannot exist in the same place at the same time.”
Exactly the same thing is true in the mental and spiritual world; so that your
remedy is plainly to substitute thoughts of courage, power, self-reliance and
confidence, for those of fear, lack and limitation.
The easiest and most natural way to do this is to select an affirmation which seems
to fit your particular case.
The positive thought will destroy the negative as certainly as light destroys
darkness, and the results will be just as effectual.
Act is the blossom of thought, and conditions are the result of action, so that you
constantly have in your possession the tools by which you will certainly and
inevitably make or unmake yourself, and joy or suffering will be the reward.
1. There are only three things which can possibly be desired in the “world without”
and each of them can be found in the “world within.” The secret of finding them is
simply to apply the proper “mechanism” of attachment to the omnipotent power to
which each individual has access.
2. The three things which all mankind desires and which are necessary for his
highest expression and complete development are Health, Wealth and Love. All will
admit that Health is absolutely essential; no one can be happy if the physical body
is in pain. All will not so readily admit that Wealth is necessary, but all must
admit that a sufficient supply at least is necessary, and what would be considered
sufficient for one, would be considered absolute and painful lack for another; and
as Nature provides not only enough but abundantly, wastefully, lavishly, we realize
that any lack or limitation is only the limitation which has been made by an
artificial method of distribution.
3. All will probably admit that Love is the third, or maybe some will say the first
essential necessary to the happiness of mankind; at any rate, those who possess all
three, Health, Wealth, and Love, find nothing else which can be added to their cup
4. We have found that the Universal substance is “All Health,” “All Substance” and
“All Love” and that the mechanism of attachment whereby we can consciously connect
with this Infinite supply is in our method of thinking. To think correctly is
therefore to enter into the “Secret Place of the Most High.”
5. What shall we think? If we know this we shall have found the proper mechanism of
attachment which will relate us to “Whatsoever things we desire.” This mechanism
may seem very simple when I give it to you, but read on; you will find that it is
in reality the “Master Key,” the “Aladdin’s lamp,” if you please; you will find
that it is the foundation, the imperative condition, the absolute law of welldoing,
which means, well-being.
6. To think correctly, accurately, we must know the “Truth.” The truth then is the
underlying principle in every business or social relation. It is a condition
precedent to every right action. To know the truth, to be sure, to be confident,
affords a satisfaction beside which no other is at all comparable; it is the only
solid ground in a world of doubt, conflict and danger.
7. To know the Truth is to be in harmony with the Infinite and Omnipotent power. To
know the truth is, therefore, to connect yourself with a power which is
irresistible and which will sweep away every kind of discord, inharmony, doubt or
error of any kind, because the “Truth is mighty and will prevail.”
8. The humblest intellect can readily foretell the result of any action when he
knows that it is based on truth, but the mightiest intellect, the most profound and
penetrating mind loses its way hopelessly and can form no conception of the results
which may ensue when his hopes are based on a premise which he knows to be false.
9. Every action which is not in harmony with Truth, whether through ignorance or
design, will result in discord, and eventual loss in proportion to its extent and
10. How then are we to know the truth in order to attach this mechanism which will
relate us to the Infinite?
11. We can make no mistake about this if we realize that truth is the vital
principle of the Universal Mind and is Omnipresent. For instance, if you require
health, a realization of the fact that the “I” in you is spiritual and that all
spirit is one; that wherever a part is the whole must be, will bring about a
condition of health, because every cell in the body must manifest the truth as you
see it. If you see sickness; they will manifest sickness; if you see perfection
they must manifest perfection. The affirmation, “I am whole, perfect, strong,
powerful, loving, harmonious and happy”, will bring about harmonious conditions.
The reason for this is because the affirmation is in strict accordance with the
Truth, and when truth appears every form of error or discord must necessarily
12. You have found that the “I” is spiritual, it must necessarily then always be no
less than perfect, the affirmation. “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving,
harmonious and happy” is therefore an exact scientific statement.
13. Thought is a spiritual activity and spirit is creative, therefore the result of
holding this thought in mind, must necessarily bring about conditions in harmony
with the thought.
14. If you require Wealth a realization of the fact that the “I” in you is one with
the Universal mind which is all substance, and is Omnipotent, will assist you in
bringing into operation the law of attraction which will bring you into vibration
with those forces which make for success and bring about conditions of power and
affluence in direct proportion with the character and purpose of your affirmation.
15. Visualization is the mechanism of the attachment which you require.
Visualization is a very different process from seeing; seeing is physical, and is
therefore related to the objective world, the “world without,” but Visualization is
a product of the imagination, and is therefore a product of the subjective mind,
the “world within.” It therefore possesses vitality; it will grow. The thing
visualized will manifest itself in form. The mechanism is perfect; it was created
by the Master Architect who “doeth all things well,” but unfortunately sometimes
the operator is inexperienced or inefficient, but practice and determination will
overcome this defect.
16. If you require Love try to realize that the only way to get love is by giving
it, that the more you give the more you will get, and the only way in which you can
give it, is to fill yourself with it, until you become a magnet. The method was
explained in another lesson.
17. He who has learned to bring the greatest spiritual truths into touch with the
so-called lesser things of life has discovered the secret of the solution of his
problem. One is always quickened, made more thoughtful, by his nearness of approach
to great ideas, great events, great natural objects, and great men. Lincoln is said
to have begotten in all who came near him the feeling awakened when one approaches
a mountain, and this sense asserts itself most keenly when one comes to realize
that he has laid hold upon things that are eternal, the power of Truth.
18. It is sometimes an inspiration to hear from someone who has actually put these
principles to the test, someone who has demonstrated them in their own life. A
letter from Frederick Andrews offers the following insight:
19. I was about thirteen years old when Dr. T. W. Marsee, since passed over, said
to my mother: “There is no possible chance, Mrs. Andrews. I lost my little boy the
same way, after doing everything for him that it was possible to do. I have made a
special study of these cases, and I know there is no possible chance for him to get
20. She turned to him and said: “Doctor, what would you do if he were your boy?”
and he answered, “I would fight, fight, as long as there is a breath of life to
21. That was the beginning of a long drawn-out battle, with many ups and downs, the
doctors all agreeing that there was no chance for a cure, though they encouraged
and cheered us the best they could.
22. But at last the victory came, and I have grown from a little, crooked, twisted,
cripple, going about on my hands and knees, to a strong, straight, well formed man.
23. Now, I know you want the formula, and I will give it to you as briefly and
quickly as I can.
24. I built up an affirmation for myself, taking the qualities I most needed, and
affirming for myself over and over again, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful,
loving, harmonious and happy.” I kept up this affirmation, always the same, never
varying, till I could wake up in the night and find myself repeating, “I am whole,
perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.” It was the last thing on
my lips at night and the first thing in the morning.
25. Not only did I affirm it for myself, but for others that I knew needed it. I
want to emphasize this point. Whatever you desire for yourself, affirm it for
others, and it will help you both. We reap what we sow. If we send out thoughts of
love and health, they return to us like bread cast upon the waters; but if we send
out thoughts of fear, worry, jealousy, anger, hate, etc., we will reap the results
in our own lives.
26. It used to be said that man is completely built over every seven years, but
some scientists now declare that we build ourselves over entirely every eleven
months; so we are really only eleven months old. If we build the defects back into
our bodies year after year, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
27. Man is the sum total of his own thoughts; so the question is, how are we going
to entertain only the good thoughts and reject the evil ones? At first we can’t
keep the evil thoughts from coming, but we can keep from entertaining them. The
only way to do this is to forget them — which means, get something for them. This
is where the ready-made affirmation comes into play.
28. When a thought of anger, jealousy, fear or worry creeps in, just start your
affirmation going. The way to fight darkness is with light — the way to fight cold
is with heat — the way to overcome evils is with good. For myself, I never could
find any help in denials. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish. – Frederick
29. If there is anything you require, it will be well for you to make use of this
affirmation; it cannot be improved upon. Use it just as it is; take it into the
silence with you, until it sinks into your subconsciousness, so that you can use it
anywhere, in your car, in the office, at home; this is the advantage of spiritual
methods; they are always available. Spirit is omnipresent, every ready; all that is
required is a proper recognition of its omnipotence, and a willingness or desire to
become the recipient of its beneficent effects.
30. If our predominant mental attitude is one of power, courage, kindliness and
sympathy, we shall find that our environment will reject conditions in
correspondence with these thoughts; if it is weak, critical, envious and
destructive, we shall find our environment reflecting conditions corresponding to
31. Thoughts are causes and conditions are effects. Herein is the explanation of
the origin of both good and evil. Thought is creative and will automatically
correlate with its object. This is a Cosmological law (a universal law), the law of
Attraction, the law of Cause and Effect; the recognition and application of this
law will determine both beginning and end; it is the law by which in all ages and
in all times the people were led to believe in the power of prayer. “As thy faith
is, so be it unto thee,” is simply another, shorter and a better way of stating it.
32. This week visualize a plant; take a flower, the one you most admire, bring it
from the unseen into the seen, plant the tiny seed, water it, care for it, place it
where it will get the direct rays of the morning sun, see the seed burst; it is now
a living thing, something which is alive and beginning to search for the means of
subsistence. See the roots penetrating the earth, watch them shoot out in all
directions and remember that they are living cells dividing and subdividing, and
that they will soon number millions, that each cell is intelligent, that it knows
what is wants and knows how to get it. See the stem shoot forward and upward, watch
it burst through the surface of the earth, see it divide and form branches, see how
perfect and symmetrical each branch is formed, see the leaves begin to form, and
then the tiny stems, each one holding aloft a bud, and as you watch you see the bud
begin to unfold and your favorite flower comes to view; and now if you will
concentrate intently you will become
consious of a fragrance; it is the fragrance of the flower as the breeze gently
sways the beautiful creation which you have visualized.
33. When you are enabled to make your vision clear and complete you will be enabled
to enter into the spirit of a thing; it will become very real to you; you will be
learning to concentrate and the process is the same, whether you are concentrating
on health, a favorite flower, an ideal, a complicated business proposition or any
other problem of life.
34. Every success has been accomplished by persistent concentration upon the object
Master Key System http://masterkey.takingcare.ws