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It is my privilege to enclose herewith Part One of The Master Key System. Would you bring into your life more power?
Get the power consciousness. More health? Get the health consciousness. More happiness? Get the happiness consciousness.
Live the spirit of these things until they become yours by right. It will then become impossible to keep them from you.
The things of the world are fluid to a power within man by which he rules them.
You need not acquire this power.
You already have it. But you want to understand it; you want to use it; you want to control it; you want to impregnate
yourself with it, so that you can go forward and carry the world before you.
Day by day as you go on and on, as
you gain momentum, as your inspiration deepens, as your plans crystallize, as you gain understanding, you will come
to realize that this world is no dead pile of stones and timber, but that it is a living thing! It is made up of the
beating hearts of humanity. It is a thing of life and beauty.
It is evident that it requires understanding to work
with material of this description, but those who come into this understanding, are inspired by a new light, a new force,
they gain confidence and greater power each day, they realize their hopes and their dreams come true, life has a deeper,
fuller, clearer meaning than before.
And, now, Part One.
1. That much gathers more is
true on every plane of existence and that loss leads to greater loss is equally true.
2. Mind is creative, and
conditions, environment and all experiences in life are the result of our habitual or predominant mental attitude.
The attitude of mind necessarily depends upon what we think. Therefore, the secret of all power, all achievement and all possession
depends upon our method of thinking.
4. This is true because we must "be" before we can "do," and we can "do" only
to the extent which we "are," and what we "are" depends upon what we "think."
5. We cannot express powers that
we do not possess. The only way by which we may secure possession of power is to become conscious of power, and we can
never become conscious of power until we learn that all power is from within.
6. There is a world within â€“
a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and life and beauty and, although invisible, its forces are mighty.
7. The world within is governed by mind. When we discover this world we shall find the solution for every problem,
the cause for every effect; and since the world within is subject to our control, all laws of power and possession are
also within our control.
8. The world without is a reflection of the world within. What appears without is what
has been found within. In the world within may be found infinite Wisdom, infinite Power, infinite Supply of all that
is necessary, waiting for unfoldment, development and expression. If we recognize these potentialities in the world
within they will take form in the world without.
9. Harmony in the world within will be reflected in the world without
by harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, the best of everything. It is the foundation of health and a necessary
essential to all greatness, all power, all attainment, all achievement and all success.
10. Harmony in the world
within means the ability to control our thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us.
11. Harmony in the world within results in optimism and affluence; affluence within results in affluence without.
12. The world without reflects the circumstances and the conditions of the consciousness within.
we find wisdom in the world within, we shall have the understanding to discern the marvelous possibilities that are latent
in this world within, and we shall be given the power to make these possibilities manifest in the world without.
As we become conscious of the wisdom in the world within, we mentally take possession of this wisdom, and by taking mental
possession we come into actual possession of the power and wisdom necessary to bring into manifestation the essentials necessary
for our most complete and harmonious development.
15. The world within is the practical world in which the men and
women of power generate courage, hope, enthusiasm, confidence, trust and faith, by which they are given the fine intelligence
to see the vision and the practical skill to make the vision real.
16. Life is an unfoldment, not accretion. What
comes to us in the world without is what we already possess in the world within.
17. All possession is based
on consciousness. All gain is the result of an accumulative consciousness. All loss is the result of a scattering consciousness.
18. Mental efficiency is contingent upon harmony; discord means confusion; therefore, he who would acquire power
must be in harmony with Natural Law.
19. We are related to the world without by the objective mind. The brain
is the organ of this mind and the cerebro-spinal system of nerves puts us in conscious communication with every part
of the body. This system of nerves responds to every sensation of light, heat, odor, sound and taste.
this mind thinks correctly, when it understands the truth, when the thoughts sent through the cerebro-spinal nervous
system to the body are constructive, these sensations are pleasant, harmonious.
21. The result is that we build
strength, vitality and all constructive forces into our body, but it is through this same objective mind that all distress,
sickness, lack, limitation and every form of discord and inharmony is admitted to our lives. It is therefore through
the objective mind, by wrong thinking, that we are related to all destructive forces.
22. We are related to the
world within by the subconscious mind. The solar plexus is the organ of this mind; the sympathetic system of nerves
presides over all subjective sensations, such as joy, fear, love, emotion, respiration, imagination and all other subconscious
phenomena. It is through the subconscious that we are connected with the Universal Mind and brought into relation with
the Infinite constructive forces of the Universe.
23. It is the coordination of these two centers of our being, and
the understanding of their functions, which is the great secret of life. With this knowledge we can bring the objective and
subjective minds into conscious cooperation and thus coordinate the finite and the infinite. Our future is entirely within
our own control. It is not at the mercy of any capricious or uncertain external power.
24. All agree that there
is but one Principle or Consciousness pervading the entire Universe, occupying all space, and being essentially the
same in kind at every point of its presence. It is all powerful, all wisdom and always present. All thoughts and things
are within Itself. It is all in all.
25. There is but one consciousness in the universe able to think; and when
it thinks, its thoughts become objective things to it. As this Consciousness is omnipresent, it must be present within
every individual; each individual must be a manifestation of that Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Consciousness.
26. As there is only one Consciousness in the Universe that is able to think it necessarily follows that your consciousness
is identical with the Universal Consciousness, or, in other words, all mind is one mind. There is no dodging this conclusion.
27. The consciousness that focuses in your brain cells is the same consciousness which focuses in the brain cells
of every other individual. Each individual is but the individualization of the Universal, the Cosmic Mind.
28. The Universal Mind
is static or potential energy; it simply is; it can manifest only through the individual, and the individual can manifest
only through the Universal.
They are one.
29. The ability of the individual to think is his ability to act on the Universal and bring it into manifestation.
Human consciousness consists only in the ability of man to think. Mind in itself is believed to be a subtle form of
static energy, from which arises the activities called 'thought', which is the dynamic phase of mind. Mind is static
energy, thought is dynamic energy - the two phases of the same thing. Thought is therefore the vibratory force formed
by converting static mind into dynamic mind.
30. As the sum of all attributes are contained in the Universal Mind,
which is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent, these attributes must be present at all times in their potential form in
every individual. Therefore, when the individual thinks, the thought is compelled by its nature to embody itself in an objectivity
or condition which will correspond with its origin.
31. Every thought therefore is a cause and every condition
an effect; for this reason it is absolutely essential that you control your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions.
32. All power is from within, and is absolutely under your control; it comes through exact knowledge and by the
voluntary exercises of exact principles.
33. It should be plain that when you acquire a thorough understanding
of this law, and are able to control your thought processes, you can apply it to any condition; in other words, you
will have come into conscious cooperation with Omnipotent law which is the fundamental basis of all things.
The Universal Mind is the life principle of every atom which is in existence; every atom is continually striving to manifest
more life; all are intelligent, and all are seeking to carry out the purpose for which they were created.
majority of mankind lives in the world without; few have found the world within, and yet it is the world within that makes
the world without; it is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has been created by
you in the world within.
36. This system will bring you into a realization of power which will be yours when you
understand this relation between the world without and the world within. The world within is the cause, the world without
the effect; to change the effect you must change the cause.
37. You will at once see that this is a radically new
and different idea; most men try to change effects by working with effects. They fail to see that this is simply changing
one form of distress for another. To remove discord, we must remove the cause, and this cause can be found only in the
38. All growth is from within. This is evident in all nature. Every plant, every animal, every human
is a living testimony to this great law, and the error of the ages is in looking for strength or power from without.
39. The world within is the Universal fountain of supply, and the world without is the outlet to the stream. Our ability to receive
depends upon our recognition of this Universal Fountain, this Infinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet, and so is one with
every other individual.
40. Recognition is a mental process, mental action is therefore the interaction of the
individual upon the Universal Mind, and as the Universal Mind is the intelligence which pervades all space and animates
all living things, this mental action and reaction is the law of causation, but the principle of causation does not
obtain in the individual but in the Universal Mind. It is not an objective faculty but a subjective process, and the results
are seen in an infinite variety of conditions and experiences.
41. In order to express life there must be mind;
nothing can exist without mind. Everything which exists is some manifestation of this one basic substance from which
and by which all things have been created and are continually being recreated.
42. We live in a fathomless sea
of plastic mind substance. This substance is ever alive and active. It is sensitive to the highest degree. It takes
form according to the mental demand. Thought forms the mold or matrix from which the substance expresses.
Remember that it is in the application alone that the value consists, and that a practical understanding of this law will substitute
abundance for poverty, wisdom for ignorance, harmony for discord and freedom for tyranny, and certainly there can be no
greater blessing than these from a material and social standpoint.
44. Now make the application: Select a room
where you can be alone and undisturbed; sit erect, comfortably, but do not lounge; let your thoughts roam where they
will but be perfectly still for from fifteen minutes to half an hour; continue this for three or four days or for a
week until you secure full control of your physical being.
45. Many will find this extremely difficult; others
will conquer with ease, but it is absolutely essential to secure complete control of the body before you are ready to
progress. Next week you will receive instructions for the next step; in the meantime you must have mastered this one.
TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING =======================
These questions will test your understanding of this
lesson. Please take your time in answering them and really make sure you have mastered this lesson. Next week's lesson will
build upon this one.
1. What is the world without in its relation to the world within?
2. Upon what does all possession depend?
3. How is the individual related to the objective world?
4. How is he related to the Universal Mind?
What is the Universal Mind?
6. How can the Individual act on the Universal?
7. What is the result of this action and interaction?
How are harmonious and desirable conditions secured?
9. What is the cause of all discord, inharmony, lack and limitation?
10. What is the source of all power?
Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests. The great
task is to discover the laws of nature to which we are to adjust ourselves. Clear thinking and moral insight are, therefore,
of incalculable value. All processes, even those of thought, rest on solid foundations.
The keener the sensibilities,
the more acute the judgment, the more delicate the taste, the more refined the moral feelings, the more subtle the intelligence,
the loftier the aspiration -- the purer and more intense are the gratifications which existence yields. Hence it is
that the study of the best that has been thought in the world gives supreme pleasure.
The powers, uses and possibilities
of the mind under the new interpretations are incomparably more wonderful that the most extravagant accomplishment,
or even dreams of material progress.
Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought
is a concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power which is being
used by those who do not believe in the virtue of poverty, or the beauty of self-denial. They perceive that this is the
talk of weaklings.
The ability to receive and manifest this power depends upon the ability to recognize the
Infinite Energy ever dwelling in man, constantly creating and recreating his body and mind, and ready at any moment
to manifest through him in any needful manner. In exact proportion to the recognition of this truth will be the manifestation
in the outer life of the individual.
Part Two explains the method by which this is accomplished.
1. The operations of the mind are produced by two parallel modes of activity, the one conscious, and the other
subconscious. Professor Davidson says: "He who thinks to illuminate the whole range of mental action by the light of
his own consciousness is not unlike the one who should go about to illuminate the universe with a rushlight."
The subconscious' logical processes are carried on with a certainty and regularity which would be impossible if there existed
the possibility of error. Our mind is so designed that it prepares for us the most important foundations of cognition, whilst
we have not the slightest apprehension of the modus operandi.
3. The subconscious soul, like a benevolent stranger,
works and makes provision for our benefit, pouring only the mature fruit into our lap; thus ultimate analysis of thought
processes shows that the subconscious is the theatre of the most important mental phenomena.
4. It is through
the subconscious that Shakespeare
must have perceived, without effort, great truths which are hidden from the conscious mind of the student; that Phidias
fashioned marble and bronze; that Raphael painted Madonnas and Beethoven composed symphonies.
5. Ease and perfection
depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the consciousness; playing the piano, skating, operating
the typewriter, the skilled trades, depend for their perfect execution on the process of the sub-conscious mind. The
marvel of playing a brilliant piece on the piano, while at the same time conducting a vigorous conversation, shows the
greatness of our subconscious powers.
6. We are all aware how dependent we are upon the subconscious, and the greater,
the nobler, the more brilliant our thoughts are, the more it is obvious to ourselves that the origin lies beyond our
ken. We find ourselves endowed with tact, instinct, sense of the beautiful in art, music, etc., or whose origin or dwelling
place we are wholly unconscious.
7. The value of the subconscious is enormous; it inspires us; it warns us; it
furnishes us with names, facts and scenes from the storehouse of memory. It directs our thoughts, tastes, and accomplishes
tasks so intricate that no conscious mind, even if it had the power, has the capacity for.
8. We can walk at will;
we can raise the arm whenever we choose to do so; we can give our attention through eye or ear to any subject at pleasure.
On the other hand, we cannot stop our heartbeats nor the circulation of the blood, nor the growth of stature, nor the
formation of nerve and muscle tissue, nor the building of the bones, nor many other important vital processes.
If we compare these two sets of action, the one decreed by the will of the moment, and the other proceeding in majestic, rhythmic
course, subject to no vascillation, but constant at every moment, we stand in awe of the latter, and ask to have the
mystery explained. We see at once that these are the vital processes of our physical life, and we can not avoid the inference
that these all-important functions are designedly withdrawn from the domain of our outward will with its variations
and transitions, and placed under the direction of a permanent and dependable power within us.
10. Of these two
powers, the outward and changeable has been termed the "Conscious Mind," or the "Objective Mind" (dealing with outward
objects). The interior power is called the "Subconscious Mind," or the "Subjective Mind," and besides its work on the
mental plane it controls the regular functions which make physical life possible.
11. It is necessary to have a
clear understanding of their respective functions on the mental plane, as well as of certain other basic principles.
Perceiving and operating through the five physical senses, the conscious mind deals with the impressions and objects
of the outward life.
12. It has the faculty of discrimination, carrying with it the responsibility of choice. It
has the power of reasoning - whether inductive, deductive, analytical or syllogistic - and this power may be developed
to a high degree. It is the seat of the will with all the energies that flow therefrom.
13. Not only can it impress
other minds, but it can direct the subconscious mind. In this way the conscious mind becomes the responsible ruler and
guardian of the subconscious mind. It is this high function which can completely reverse conditions in your life.
It is often true that conditions of fear, worry, poverty, disease, inharmony and evils of all kinds dominate us by reason of
false suggestions accepted by the unguarded subconscious mind. All this the trained conscious mind can entirely prevent by
its vigilant protective action. It may properly be called "the watchman at the gate" of the great subconscious domain.
15. One writer has expressed the chief distinction between the two phases of mind thus: "Conscious mind is reasoning
will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will."
16. The subconscious mind
draws just and accurate inferences from premises furnished from outside sources. Where the premise is true, the subconscious
mind reaches a faultless conclusion, but, where the premise or suggestion is an error, the whole structure falls. The
subconscious mind does not engage in the process of proving. It relies upon the conscious mind, "the watchman at the
gate," to guard it from mistaken impressions.
17. Receiving any suggestions as true, the subconscious mind at once
proceeds to act thereon in the whole domain of its tremendous field of work. The conscious mind can suggest either truth
or error. If the latter, it is at the cost of wide-reaching peril to the whole being.
18. The conscious mind ought
to be on duty during every waking hour. When the "watchman" is "off guard," or when its calm judgment is suspended,
under a variety of circumstances, then the subconscious mind is unguarded and left open to suggestion from all sources.
During the wild excitement of panic, or during the height of anger, or the impulses of the irresponsible mob, or at
any other time of unrestrained passion, the conditions are most dangerous. The subconscious mind is then open to the suggestion
of fear, hatred, selfishness, greed, self-depreciation and other negative forces, derived from surrounding persons or
circumstances. The result is usually unwholesome in the extreme, with effects that may endure to distress it for a long
time. Hence, the great importance of guarding the subconscious mind from false impressions.
19. The subconscious
mind perceives by intuition. Hence, its processes are rapid. It does not wait for the slow methods of conscious reasoning.
In fact, it can not employ them.
20. The subconscious mind never sleeps, never rests, any more than does your heart,
or your blood. It has been found that by plainly stating to the subconscious mind certain specific things to be accomplished,
forces are set in operation that lead to the result desired. Here, then, is a source of power which places us in touch
with Omnipotence. Here in is a deep principle which is well worth our most earnest study.
21. The operation of
this law is interesting. Those who put it into operation find that when they go out to meet the person with whom they
anticipate a difficult interview, something has been there before them and dissolved the supposed differences; everything
is changed; all is harmonious; they find that when some difficult business problem presents itself they can afford to
make delay and something suggests the proper solution; everything is properly arranged; in fact, those who have learned
to trust the subconscious find that they have infinite resources at their command.
22. The subconscious mind is
the seat of our principles and our aspirations. It is the fount of our artistic and altruistic ideals. These instincts
can only be overthrown by an elaborate and gradual process of undermining the innate principles.
23. The subconscious
mind cannot argue controversially. Hence, if it has accepted wrong suggestions, the sure method of overcoming them is
by the use of a strong counter suggestion, frequently repeated, which the mind must accept, thus eventually forming
new and healthy habits of thought and life, for the subconscious mind is the seat of Habit. That which we do over and
over becomes mechanical; it is no longer an act of judgment, but has worn its deep grooves in the subconscious mind. This
is favorable for us if the habit be wholesome and right. If it be harmful, and wrong, the remedy is to recognize the
omnipotence of the subconscious mind and suggest present actual freedom. The subconscious being creative and one with
our divine source will at once create the freedom suggested.
24. To sum up: The normal functions of the subconscious
on the physical side have to do with the regular and vital processes, with the preservation of life and the restoration
of health; with the care of offspring, which includes an instinctive desire to preserve all life and improve conditions
25. On the mental side, it is the storehouse of memory; it harbors the wonderful thought messengers,
who work, unhampered by time or space; it is the fountain of the practical initiative and constructive forces of life:
It is the seat of habit.
26. On the spiritual side, it is the source of ideals, of aspiration, of the imagination,
and is the channel through which we recognize our Divine Source, and in proportion as we recognize this divinity do
we come into an understanding of the source of power.
27. Some one may ask: "How can the subconscious change conditions?"
The reply is, because the subconscious is a part of the Universal Mind and a part must be the same in kind and quality
as the whole; the only difference is one of degree. The whole, as we know, is creative, in fact, it is the only creator there
is, consequently, we find that mind is creative, and as thought is the only activity which the mind possesses, thought must
necessarily be creative also.
28. But we shall find that there is a vast difference between simply thinking, and
directing our thought consciously, systematically and constructively; when we do this we place our mind in harmony with
the Universal Mind, we come in tune with the Infinite, we set in operation the mightiest force in existence, the creative
power of the Universal Mind. This, as everything else, is governed by natural law, and this law is the "Law of Attraction,"
which is that Mind is creative, and will automatically correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.
Last week I gave you an exercise for the purpose of securing control of the physical body; if you have accomplished this
you are ready to advance. This time you will begin to control your thought. Always take the same room, the same chair,
and the same position, if possible. In some cases it is not convenient to take the same room, in this case simply make
the best use of such conditions as may be available. Now be perfectly still as before, but inhibit all thought; this
will give you control over all thoughts of care, worry and fear, and will enable you to entertain only the kind of thoughts
you desire. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery.
30. You will not be able to do this for more
than a few moments at a time, but the exercise is valuable, because it will be a very practical demonstration of the
great number of thoughts which are constantly trying to gain access to your mental world.
31. Next week you
will receive instructions for an exercise which may be a little more interesting, but it is necessary that you master
this one first.
"Cause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world
of visible and material things. Mind is the master weaver, both of the interior garment of character and the outer garment
You have found that the Individual may act on the Universal, and that the result of this action and interaction is cause and effect. Thought,
therefore, is the cause, and the experiences with which you meet in life are the effect.
any possible tendency to complain of conditions as they have been, or as they are, because it rests with you to change
them and make them what you would like them to be.
Direct your effort to a realization of the mental resources, always
at your command, from which all real and lasting power comes.
Persist in this practice until you come to a realization
of the fact that there can be no failure in the accomplishment of any proper object in life if you but understand your
power and persist in your object, because the mind-forces are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful will, in
the effort to crystallize thought and desire into actions, events and conditions.
Whereas in the beginning of
each function of life and each action is the result of conscious thought, the habitual actions become automatic and
the thought that controls them passes into the realm of the subconscious; yet it is just as intelligent as before. It
is necessary that it become automatic, or subconscious, in order that the self-conscious mind may attend to other things.
The new actions will, however, in their turn, be come habitual, then automatic, then subconscious in order that the
mind again may be freed from this detail and advanced to still other activities.
When you realize this, you will
have found a source of power which will enable you to take care of any situation in life which may develop.
1. The necessary interaction of the conscious and subconscious mind requires a similar interaction between
the corresponding systems of nerves. Judge Troward indicates the very beautiful method in which this interaction is
effected. He says: The cerebro-spinal system is the organ of the conscious mind and the sympathetic is the organ of
the subconscious. The cerebro-spinal is the channel through which we receive conscious perception from the physical
senses and exercise control over the movements of the body. This system of nerves has its centre in the brain.
The Sympathetic System has its centre in a ganglionic mass at the back of the stomach known as the Solar Plexus, and is
the channel of that mental action which unconsciously supports the vital functions of the body.
3. The connection
between the two systems is made by the vagus nerve which passes out of the cerebral region as a portion of the voluntary
system to the thorax, sending out branches to the heart and lungs, and finally passing through the diaphragm, it loses
its outer coating and becomes identified with the nerves of the Sympathetic System, so forming a connecting link between the
two and making man physically a "single entity".
4. We have seen that every thought is received by the brain, which
is the organ of the conscious; it is here subjected to our power of reasoning. When the objective mind has been satisfied that
the thought is true it is sent to the Solar Plexus, or the brain of the subjective mind, to be made into our flesh, to
be brought forth into the world as reality. It is then no longer susceptible to any argument whatever. The subconscious
mind cannot argue; it only acts. It accepts the conclusions of the objective mind as final.
5. The Solar Plexus
has been likened to the sun of the body, because it is a central point of distribution for the energy which the body
is constantly generating. This energy is very real energy, and this sun is a very real sun, and the energy is being
distributed by very real nerves to all parts of the body, and is thrown off in an atmosphere which envelopes the body.
6. If this radiation is sufficiently strong the person is called magnetic; he is said to be filled with personal
magnetism. Such a person may wield an immense power for good. His presence alone will often bring comfort to the troubled
minds with which he comes in contact.
7. When the Solar Plexus is in active operation and is radiating life,
energy and vitality to every part of the body, and to every one whom he meets, the sensations are pleasant, the body is filled
with health and all with whom he comes in contact experience a pleasant sensation.
8. If there is any interruption
of this radiation the sensations are unpleasant, the flow of life and energy to some part of the body is stopped, and
this is the cause of every ill to the human race, physical, mental or environmental.
9. Physical because the sun
of the body is no longer generating sufficient energy to vitalize some part of the body; mental because the conscious
mind is dependent upon the subconscious mind for the vitality necessary to support its thought, and environmental, because
the connection between the subconscious mind and the Universal mind, is being interrupted.
10. The Solar Plexus
is the point at which the part meets with the whole, where the finite becomes Infinite, where the Uncreate becomes create,
the Universal becomes
individualized, the Invisible becomes visible. It is the point at which life appears and there is no limit to the amount
of life an individual may generate from this Solar centre.
11. This centre of energy is Omnipotent because it is
the point of contact with all life and all intelligence. It can therefore accomplish whatever it is directed to accomplish,
and herein lies the power of the conscious mind; the subconscious can and will carry out such plans and ideas as may
be suggested to it by the conscious mind.
12. Conscious thought, then, is master of this sun centre from which
the life and energy of the entire body flows and the quality of the thought which we entertain determines the quality of
the thought which this sun will radiate, and the character of the thought which our conscious mind entertains will determine the
character of the thought which this sun will radiate, and the nature of the thought which our conscious mind entertains will
determine the nature of thought which this sun will radiate, and consequently will determine the nature of the experience
which will result.
13. It is evident, therefore, that all we have to do is let our light shine; the more energy
we can radiate, the more rapidly shall we be enabled to transmute undesirable conditions into sources of pleasure and
profit. The important question, then, is how to let this light shine; how to generate this energy.
thought expands the Solar Plexus; resistant thought contracts it. Pleasant thought expands it; unpleasant thought contracts
it. Thoughts of courage, power, confidence and hope all produce a corresponding state, but the one arch enemy of the
Solar Plexus which must be absolutely destroyed before there is any possibility of letting any light shine is fear. This enemy
must be completely destroyed; he must be eliminated; he must be expelled forever; he is the cloud which hides the sun; which
causes a perpetual gloom.
15. It is this personal devil which makes men fear the past, the present and the future;
fear themselves, their friends and their enemies; fear everything and everybody. When fear is effectually and completely
destroyed, your light will shine, the clouds will disperse and you will have found the source of power, energy and life.
16. When you find that you are really one with the Infinite power, and when you can consciously realize this power
by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse condition by the power of your thought, you will
have nothing to fear; fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright.
It is our attitude of mind toward life which determines the experiences with which we are to meet; if we expect nothing,
we shall have nothing; if we demand much, we shall receive the greater portion. The world is harsh only as we fail to
assert ourselves. The criticism of the world is bitter only to those who cannot compel room for their ideas. It is fear
of this criticism that causes many ideas to fail to see the light of day.
18. But the man who knows that he
has a Solar Plexus will not fear criticism or anything else; he will be too busy radiating courage, confidence, and
power; he will anticipate success by his mental attitude; he will pound barriers to pieces, and leap over the chasm
of doubt and hesitation which fear places in his path.
19. A knowledge of our ability to consciously radiate health, strength
and harmony will bring us into a realization that there is nothing to fear because we are in touch with Infinite Strength.
20. This knowledge can be gained only by making practical application of this information. We learn by doing; through practice
the athlete comes powerful.
21. As the following statement is of considerable importance, I will put it in several
ways, so that you cannot fail to get the full significance of it. If you are religiously inclined, I would say, you
can let your light shine. If your mind has a bias toward physical science, I would say you can wake the Solar Plexus;
or, if you prefer the strictly scientific interpretation, I will say that you can impress your subconscious mind.
I have already told you what the result of this impression will be. It is the method in which you are now interested. You have
already learned that the subconscious is intelligent and that it is creative, and responsive to the will of the conscious mind.
What, then, is the most natural way of making the desired impression? Mentally concentrate on the object of your desire; when
you are concentrating you are impressing the subconscious.
23. This is not the only way, but it is a simple and
effective way, and the most direct way, and consequently the way in which the best results are secured. It is the method
which is producing such extraordinary results that many think that miracles are being accomplished.
24. It is
the method by which every great inventor, every great financier, every great statesman has been enabled to convert the subtle
and invisible force of desire, faith and confidence into actual, tangible, concrete facts in the objective world.
The subconscious mind is a part of the Universal mind. The Universal is the creative principle of the Universe, a part must be the same
in kind and quality as the whole. This means that this creative power is absolutely unlimited; it is not bound by precedent
of any kind, and consequently has no prior existing pattern by which to apply its constructive principle.
have found that the subconscious mind is responsive to our conscious will, which means that the unlimited creative power
of the Universal Mind is within control of the conscious mind of the individual.
27. When making a practical application
of this principle, in accordance with the exercises given in the subsequent lessons, it is well to remember that it
is not necessary to outline the method by which the subconscious will produce the results you desire. The finite cannot
inform the Infinite. You are simply to say what you desire, not how you are to obtain it.
28. You are the channel
by which the undifferentiated is being differentiated, and this differentiation is being accomplished by appropriation.
It only requires recognition to set causes in motion which will bring about results in accordance with your desire,
and this is accomplished because the Universal can act only through the individual, and the individual can act only through the Universal; they are one.
29. For your exercise this week, I will ask you to go one step further. I want you to not only be perfectly still,
and inhibit all thought as far as possible, but relax, let go, let the muscles take their normal condition; this will
remove all pressure from the nerves, and eliminate that tension which so frequently produces physical exhaustion.
Physical relaxation is a voluntary exercise of the will and the exercise will be found to be of great value, as it enables the
blood to circulate freely to and from the brain and body.
31. Tensions leads to mental unrest and abnormal mental
activity of the mind; it produces worry, care, fear and anxiety. Relaxation is therefore an absolute necessity in order
to allow the mental faculties to exercise the greatest freedom.
32. Make this exercise as thorough and complete
as possible, mentally determine that you will relax every muscle and nerve, until you feel quiet and restful and at
peace with yourself and the world.
33. The Solar Plexus will then be ready to function and you will be surprised
at the result.
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These questions will test your understanding
of this lesson. Please take your time in answering them and really make sure you have mastered this lesson. Next week's
lesson will build upon this one.
21. What system of nerves is the organ of the Conscious Mind?
system of nerves is the organ of the subconscious mind?
23. What is the central point of distribution for energy which the
body is constantly generating?
24. How may this distribution be interrupted?
25. What is the result of such
26. How may this energy be controlled and directed?
27. How may fear be completely eliminated?
28. What determines the experiences with which we meet in life?
29. How may we awake the solar plexus?
What is the creative principle of the Universe?
21. What system of nerves is the organ of the Conscious Mind?
22. What system of nerves is the organ of the subconscious mind?
ANSWER: The sympathetic.
What is the central point of distribution for energy which the body is constantly generating?
ANSWER: The solar
24. How may this distribution be interrupted?
ANSWER: By resistant, critical, discordant thoughts,
but especially fear.
25. What is the result of such interruption?
ANSWER: Every ill with which the human
race is afflicted.
26. How may this energy be controlled and directed?
ANSWER: By conscious thought.
How may fear be completely eliminated?
ANSWER: By an understanding and recognition of the true source of all power.
What determines the experiences with which we meet in life?
ANSWER: Our predominant mental attitude.
may we awake the solar plexus?
ANSWER: Mentally concentrate upon the condition which we desire to see manifested
in our lives.
30. What is the creative principle of the Universe?
ANSWER: The Universal Mind.
Enclosed herewith I hand you Part Four. This part will show you why what you think, or do, or feel, is an indication
of what you are.
Thought is energy and energy is power, and it is because all the religions, sciences and philosophies
with which the world has heretofore been familiar have been based upon the manifestation of this energy instead of the
energy itself, that the world has been limited to effects, while causes have been ignored or misunderstood.
this reason we have God and the Devil in religion, positive and negative in science, and good and bad in philosophy.
Master Key reverses the process; it is interested only in cause, and the letters received from students tell a marvelous story;
they indicate conclusively that students are finding the cause whereby they may secure for themselves health, harmony, abundance,
and whatever else may be necessary for their welfare and happiness.
Life is expressive and it is our business to
express ourselves harmoniously and constructively. Sorrow, misery, unhappiness, disease and poverty are not necessities
and we are constantly eliminating them.
But this process of eliminating consists in rising above and beyond
limitation of any kind. He who has strengthened and purified his thought need not concern himself about microbes, and
he who has come into an understanding of the law of abundance will go at once to the source of supply.
It is thus
that fate, fortune, and destiny will be controlled as readily as a captain controls his ship, or an engineer, his train.
1. The "I" of you is not the physical body; that is simply an instrument which the "I" uses to
carry out its purposes; the "I" cannot be the Mind, for the mind is simply another instrument which the "I" uses with
which to think, reason, and plan.
2. The "I" must be something which controls and directs both the body and the
mind; something which determines what they shall do and how they shall act. When you come into a realization of the true
nature of this "I", you will enjoy a sense of power which you have never before known.
3. Your personality is made
up of countless individual characteristics, peculiarities, habits, and traits of character; these are the result of
your former method of thinking, but they have nothing to do with the real "I."
4. When you say "I think" the "I"
tells the mind what it shall think; when you say "I go" the "I" tells the physical body where it shall go; the real
nature of this "I" is spiritual, and is the source of the real power which comes to men and women when they come into
a realization of their true nature.
5. The greatest and most marvelous power which this "I" has been given is the
power to think, but few people know how to think constructively, or correctly, consequently they achieve only indifferent
results. Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind. When
a mind becomes mature, it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought.
6. The trained mind
knows that every transaction must benefit every person who is in any way connected with the transaction, and any attempt
to profit by the weakness, ignorance or necessity of another will inevitably operate to his disadvantage.
This is because the individual is a part of the Universal. A part cannot antagonize any other part, but, on the contrary, the welfare of
each part depends upon a recognition of the interest of the whole.
8. Those who recognize this principle have a
great advantage in the affairs of life. They do not wear themselves out. They can eliminate vagrant thoughts with facility.
They can readily concentrate to the highest possible degree on any subject. They do not waste time or money upon objects
which can be of no possible benefit to them.
9. If you cannot do these things it is because you have thus far not
made the necessary effort. Now is the time to make the effort. The result will be exactly in proportion to the effort expended.
One of the strongest affirmations which you can use for the purpose of strengthening the will and realizing your power
to accomplish, is, "I can be what I will to be."
10. Every time you repeat it realize who and what this "I" is; try
to come into a thorough understanding of the true nature of the "I"; if you do, you will become invincible; that is, provided
that your objects and purposes are constructive and are therefore in harmony with the creative principle of the Universe.
If you make use of this affirmation, use it continuously, night and morning, and as often during the day as you think of it,
and continue to do so until it becomes a part of you; form the habit.
12. Unless you do this, you had better not
start at all, because modern psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it, or make a resolution
and do not keep it, we are forming the habit of failure; absolute, ignominious failure. If you do not intend to do a
thing, do not start; if you do start, see it through even if the heavens fall; if you make up your mind to do something,
do it; let nothing, no one, interfere; the "I" in you has determined, the thing is settled; the die is cast, there is
no longer any argument.
13. If you carry out this idea, beginning with small things which you know you can control
and gradually increase the effort, but never under any circumstances allowing your "I" to be overruled, you will find
that you can eventually control yourself, and many men and women have found to their sorrow that it is easier to control
a kingdom that to control themselves.
14. But when you have learned to control yourself you will have found the
"World Within" which controls the world without; you will have become irresistible; men and things will respond to your
every wish without any apparent effort on your part.
15. This is not so strange or impossible as it may appear when you
remember that the "World Within" is controlled by the "I" and that this "I" is a part or one with the Infinite "I" which is
the Universal Energy or Spirit, usually called God.
16. This is not a mere statement or theory made for the purpose of
confirming or establishing an idea, but it is a fact which has been accepted by the best religious thought as well as the best
17. Herbert Spender said: "Amid all the mysteries by which we are surrounded, nothing is more
certain than that we are ever in the presence of an Infinite and Eternal Energy from which all things proceed."
Lyman Abbott, in an address delivered before the Alumni of Bangor Theological Seminary, said: "We are coming to think of God as dwelling
in man rather than as operating on men from without."
19. Science goes a little way in its search and stops. Science finds
the ever-present Eternal Energy, but Religion finds the Power behind this energy and locates it within man. But this is by
no means a new discovery; the Bible says exactly the same thing, and the language is just as plain and convincing: "Know ye
not that ye are the temple of the living God?" Here, then, is the secret of the wonderful creative power of the "World
20. Here is the secret of power, of mastery. To overcome does not mean to go without things. Self-denial
is not success. We cannot give unless we get; we cannot be helpful unless we are strong. The Infinite is not a bankrupt
and we who are the representatives of Infinite power should not be bankrupts either, and if we wish to be of service
to others we must have power and more power, but to get it we must give it; we must be of service.
21. The more
we give the more we shall get; we must become a channel whereby the Universal can express activity. The Universal is constantly seeking to express itself, to be of service,
and it seeks the channel whereby it can find the greatest activity, where it can do the most good, where it can be of
greatest service to mankind.
22. The Universal cannot express through you as long as you are busy with your plans, your own purposes;
quiet the senses, seek inspiration, focus the mental activity on the within, dwell in the consciousness of your unity
with Omnipotence. "Still water runs deep;" contemplate the multitudinous opportunities to which you have spiritual access
by the Omnipresence of power.
23. Visualize the events, circumstances and conditions which these spiritual connections
may assist in manifesting. Realize the fact that the essence and soul of all things is spiritual and that the spiritual
is the real, because it is the life of all there is; when the spirit is gone, the life is gone; it is dead; it has ceased
24. These mental activities pertain to the world within, to the world of cause; and conditions and circumstances
which result are the effect. It is thus that you become a creator. This is important work, and the higher, loftier,
grander and more noble ideals which you can conceive, the more important the work will become.
or over-play or over-bodily activity of any kind produces conditions of mental apathy and stagnation which makes it
impossible to do the more important work which results in a realization of conscious power. We should, therefore, seek
the Silence frequently. Power comes through repose; it is in the Silence that we can be still, and when we are still,
we can think, and thought is the secret of all attainment.
26. Thought is a mode of motion and is carried by the
law of vibration the same as light or electricity. It is given vitality by the emotions through the law of love; it
takes form and expression by the law of growth; it is a product of the spiritual "I", hence its Divine, spiritual, and
27. From this it is evident that in order to express power, abundance or any other constructive
purpose, the emotions must be called upon to give feeling to the thought so that it will take form. How may this purpose
be accomplished? This is the vital point; how may we develop the faith, the courage, the feeling, which will result
28. The reply is, by exercise; mental strength is secured in exactly the same way that physical
strength is secured, by exercise. We think something, perhaps with difficulty the first time; we think the same thing
again, and it becomes easier this time; we think it again and again; it then becomes a mental habit. We continue to
think the same thing; finally it becomes automatic; we can no longer help thinking this thing; we are now positive of
what we think; there is no longer any doubt about it. We are sure; we know.
29. Last week I asked you to relax,
to let go physically. This week, I am going to ask you to let go mentally. If you practiced the exercise given you last
week fifteen or twenty minutes a day in accordance with the instructions, you can no doubt relax physically; and anyone
who cannot consciously do this quickly and completely is not a master of himself. He has not obtained freedom; he is
still a slave to conditions. But I shall assume that you have mastered the exercise and are ready to take the next step,
which is mental freedom.
30. This week, after taking your usual position, remove all tension by completely relaxing,
then mentally let go of all adverse conditions, such as hatred, anger, worry, jealousy, envy, sorrow, trouble or disappointment
of any kind.
31. You may say that you cannot "let go" of these things, but you can; you can do so by mentally determining
to do so, by voluntary intention and persistence.
32. The reason that some cannot do this is because they allow themselves
to be controlled by the emotions instead of by their intellect. But those who will be guided by the intellect will gain
the victory. You will not succeed the first time you try, but practice makes perfect, in this as in everything else, and you
must succeed in dismissing, eliminating and completely destroying these negative and destructive thoughts; because they are
the seed which is constantly germinating into discordant conditions of every conceivable kind and description.
is nothing truer than that the quality of thought which we entertain correlates certain externals in the outside world.
This is the Law from which there is no escape. And it is this Law, this correlative of the thought with its object,
that from time immemorial has led the people to believe in special providence"
These questions will test your understanding of this lesson. Please take
your time in answering them and really make sure you have mastered this lesson. Next week's lesson will build upon this
36. How may we develop the faith, courage, and enthusiasm
which will result in accomplishment?
37. What is the secret of Power?
38. Why is this so?
is the Silence?
40. Of what value is it?
31. What is thought?
ANSWER: Thought is spiritual energy.
32. How is it carried?
ANSWER: By the
law of vibration.
33. How is it given vitality?
ANSWER: By the law of love.
34. How does it take form?
ANSWER: By the law of growth.
35. What is the secret of its creative power?
ANSWER: It is a spiritual
36. How may we develop the faith, courage, and enthusiasm which will result in accomplishment?
By a recognition of our spiritual nature.
37. What is the secret of Power?
is this so?
ANSWER: Because we get what we give.
39. What is the Silence?
ANSWER: A physical stillness.
Of what value is it?
ANSWER: It is the first step to self-control, self-mastery.
Enclosed herewith you will find Part Five. After studying this part carefully, you will see that every conceivable
force or object or fact is the result of mind in action.
Mind in action is thought, and thought is creative. Men
are thinking now as they never thought before.
Therefore, this is a creative age, and the world is awarding its richest
prizes to the thinkers. Matter is powerless, passive, inert. Mind is force, energy, power. Mind shapes and controls matter.
Every form which matter takes is but the expression of some pre-existing thought.
But thought works no magic transformations;
it obeys natural laws; it sets in motion natural forces; it releases natural energies; it manifests in your conduct
and actions, and these in turn react upon your friends and acquaintances, and eventually upon the whole of your environment.
You can originate thought, and, since thoughts are creative, you can create for yourself the things you desire.
1. At least ninety per cent of our mental life is subconscious, so that those who fail to make use of this
mental power live within very narrow limits.
2. The subconscious can and will solve any problem for us if we know
how to direct it. The subconscious processes are always at work; the only question is, are we to be simply passive recipients
of this activity, or are we to consciously direct the work? Shall we have a vision of the destination to be reached, the
dangers to be avoided, or shall we simply drift?
3. We have found that mind pervades every part of the physical body
and is always capable of being directed or impressed by authority coming from the objective or the more dominant portion of
4. The mind, which pervades the body, is largely the result of heredity, which, in turn, is simply the
result of all the environments of all past generations on the responsive and ever-moving life forces. An understanding
of this fact will enable us to use our authority when we find some undesirable trait of character manifesting.
We can consciously use all the desirable characteristics with which we have been provided and we can repress and refuse
to allow the undesirable ones to manifest.
6. Again, this mind which pervades our physical body is not only the
result of hereditary tendencies, but is the result of home, business and social environment, where countless thousands
of impressions, ideas, prejudices and similar thoughts have been received. Much of this has been received from others,
the result of opinions, suggestions or statements; much of it is the result of our own thinking, but nearly all of it
has been accepted with little or no examination or consideration.
7. The idea seemed plausible, the conscious received
it, passed it on to the subconscious, where it was taken up by the Sympathetic System and passed on to be built into
our physical body. "The word has become flesh."
8. This, then, is the way we are consistently creating and recreating
ourselves; we are today the result of our past thinking, and we shall be what we are thinking today, the Law of Attraction
is bringing to us, not the things we should like, or the things we wish for, or the things some one else has, but it brings
us "our own," the things which we have created by our thought processes, whether consciously or unconsciously. Unfortunately,
many of us are creating these things unconsciously.
9. If either of us were building a home for ourselves, how careful
we would be in regard to the plans; how we should study every detail; how we should watch the material and select only the
best of everything; and yet how careless we are when it comes to building our Mental Home, which is infinitely more important
than any physical home, as everything which can possibly enter into our lives depends upon the character of the material
which enters into the construction of our Mental Home.
10. What is the character of this material? We have seen
that it is the result of the impressions which we have accumulated in the past and stored away in our subconscious Mentality.
If these impressions have been of fear, of worry, of care, of anxiety; if they have been despondent, negative, doubtful,
then the texture of the material which we are weaving today will be of the same negative material. Instead of being
of any value, it will be mildewed and rotten and will bring us only more toil and care and anxiety. We shall be forever
busy trying to patch it up and make it appear at least genteel.
11. But if we have stored away nothing but courageous
thought, if we have been optimistic, positive, and have immediately thrown any kind of negative thought on the scrap
pile, have refused to have anything to do with it, have refused to associate with it or become identified with it in
any way, what then is the result? Our mental material is now of the best kind; we can weave any kind of material we
want; we can use any color we wish; we know that the texture is firm, that the material is solid, that it will not fade,
and we have no fear, no anxiety concerning the future; there is nothing to cover, there are no patches to hide.
These are psychological facts; there is no theory or guesswork about these thinking processes; there is nothing secret
about them; in fact, they are so plain that every one can understand them. The thing to do is to have a mental house-cleaning,
and to have this house-cleaning every day, and keep the house clean. Mental, moral and physical cleanliness are absolutely
indispensable if we are to make progress of any kind.
13. When this mental house-cleaning process has been completed, the
material which is left will be suitable for the making of the kind of ideals or mental images which we desire to realize.
There is a fine estate awaiting a claimant. Its broad acres, with abundant crops, running water and fine timber, stretch away as far as the
eye can see. There is a mansion, spacious and cheerful, with rare pictures, a well-stocked library, rich hangings, and
every comfort and luxury. All the heir has to do is to assert his heirship, take possession, and use the property. He
must use it; he must not let it decay; for use is the condition on which he holds it. To neglect it is to lose possession.
15. In the domain of mind and spirit, in the domain of practical power, such an estate is yours. You are the heir!
You can assert your heirship and possess, and use this rich inheritance. Power over circumstances is one of its fruits,
health, harmony and prosperity are assets upon its balance sheet. It offers you poise and peace. It costs you only the
labor of studying and harvesting its great resources. It demands no sacrifice, except the loss of your limitations,
your servitudes, your weakness. It clothes you with self-honor, and puts a scepter in your hands.
16. To gain this
estate, three processes are necessary: You must earnestly desire it. You must assert your claim. You must take possession.
17. You admit that those are not burdensome conditions.
18. You are familiar with the subject of heredity.
Darwin, Huxley, Haeckel, and other physical scientists have piled evidence mountain high that heredity is a law attending progressive
creation. It is progressive heredity which gives man his erect attitude, his power of motion, the organs of digestions,
blood circulation, nerve force, muscular force, bone structure and a host of other faculties on the physical side. There
are even more impressive facts concerning heredity of mind force. All these constitute what may be called your human heredity.
19. But there is a heredity which the physical scientists have not compassed. It lies beneath and antecedent to
all their researches. At a point where they throw up their hands in despair, saying they cannot account for what they
see, this divine heredity is found in full sway.
20. It is the benignant force which decrees primal creation. It thrills
down from the Divine, direct into every created being. It originates life, which the physical scientist has not done, nor
ever can do. It stands out among all forces supreme, unapproachable. No human heredity can approach it. No human heredity
measures up to it.
21. This Infinite Life flows through you; is you. Its doorways are but the faculties which comprise
your consciousness. To keep open these doors is the Secret of Power. Is it not worthwhile to make the effort?
The great fact is, that the source of all life and all power is from within. Persons, circumstances and events may suggest need
and opportunities, but the insight, strength and power to answer these needs will be found within.
23. Avoid counterfeits.
Build firm foundations for your consciousness upon forces which flow direct from the Infinite source, the Universal
Mind of which you are the image and likeness.
24. Those we have come into possession of this inheritance are never
quite the same again. They have come into possession of a sense of power hitherto undreamed of. They can never again be timid,
weak, vacillating, or fearful. They are indissolubly connected with Omnipotence. Something in them has been aroused; they
have suddenly discovered that they possess a tremendous latent ability of which they were heretofore entirely unconscious.
25. This power is from within, but we cannot receive it unless we give it. Use is the condition upon which we hold
this inheritance. We are each of us but the channel through which the Omnipotent power is being differentiated into
form; unless we give, the channel is obstructed and we can receive no more. This is true on every plane of existence
and in every field of endeavor and all walks of life. The more we give, the more we get. The athlete who wishes to get
strong must make use of the strength he has, and the more he gives the more he will get. The financier who wishes to
make money must make use of the money he has, for only by using it can he get more.
26. The merchant who does not
keep his goods going out will soon have none coming in; the corporation which fails to give efficient service will soon
lack customers; the attorney who fails to get results will soon lack clients, and so it goes everywhere; power is contingent
upon a proper use of the power already in our possession; what is true in every field of endeavor, every experience
in life, is true of the power from which every other power known among men is begotten -- spiritual power. Take away
the spirit and what is left? Nothing.
27. If then the spirit is all there is, upon the recognition of this fact
must depend the ability to demonstrate all power, whether physical, mental or spiritual.
28. All possession is
the result of the accumulative attitude of mind, or the money consciousness; this is the magic wand which will enable
you to receive the idea, and it will formulate plans for you to execute, and you will find as much pleasure in the execution
as in the satisfaction of attainment and achievement.
29. Now, go to your room, take the same seat, the same position as
heretofore, and mentally select a place which has pleasant associations. Make a complete mental picture of it, see the buildings,
the grounds, the trees, friends, associations, everything complete. At first, you will find yourself thinking of everything
under the sun, except the ideal upon which you desire to concentrate. But do not let that discourage you. Persistence
will win, but persistence requires that you practice these exercises every day without fail.
TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING =======================
questions will test your understanding of this lesson. Please take your time in answering them and really make sure
you have mastered this lesson. Next week's lesson will build upon this one.