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LIFE THE ILLUMINED

THE

ILLUMINED
BY

LIFE

HELEN

VAN

ANDERSON-GORDON

AUTHOR

OF

THE

JOURNAL TEACHINGS,
RADIANT

OF

LIVE

WOMAN
LETTERS

TEMPLE

HEART

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ETC.

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CHICAGO

A.C.McCLURG"CO.
1912

Copyright
A. C.

McClurg
1912

"

Co.

Published

October,
in Great
reserved

1912

Copyrighted
All

Britain

rights

Of
a

The

Ralph

Fletcher

Seymour

Co.

Chicago

To

all

earnest

souls
to to

everywhere

who

desire

find

Life,

practice
and
to

Love,

establish

FRATERNITY.

OAOn/-"w

FOREWORD

To
you

and

you, of

my

friends, Spirit,
during
I
offer

who

long
few

for

the

gold

the

nuggets
and

gathered sacrifice,
from

years

of

search

the

quarry

of

Life.

H.

Van

A-G.

Where that

there

is

no

vision,
the

the

people
is he.
"

perish:
Proverbs.

but

he

keepeth

law,

happy

CONTENTS

I.

The

Spiritual

Birth

//

//.

TheSpiritual
The
Will

Significance

of

the

Senses

33

III.

47

IV.

The

Thought
Illumined

Realm

69

V.

The

Life
Plane

91

VL

The

Three-fold for
Secret the

of

Being

///

VII.

Rules

Practiceof of Application

Life

Principles

137

VIII.

The

155

IX.

Spiritual
Universal

Ministry
Brotherhood

173

X.

193

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE
I

Chapter
THE
If you

SPIRITUAL
shut
and I
up
say:

BIRTH
soul
in the

your

body nothing,

and
I

humble
can

yourself nothing, be;" evil;


road.
what Not but

"I know in

understand what I with


am

do

neither
are

nor

what

shall

you

common

God? is the

to

recognize
be able of
to

the

divine
to

perfection
to

of for
easy

to

perceive,
it

desire,
a

hope
and

it, is the
"

means

reaching

by

direct

Hermes.

| OU

have when
to

taken
you

momentous

I
|
This
know of live It
your
or

step,
wish the

say

that
to

you

find of

God the

and

live

life

spirit.
you may
to
are

means,

though
you

not

it, that

have

come

the

end
to

world;
to

that

you

ready

die. The
very

is well.

angels

rejoice.

HEAR
The bodies world

THIS
as
a

TRUTH:

place, is that
suffer
11

in which die. The

live, enjoy,

and

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

world mind

as

condition, is that
is

state

of

which

continually
full
of
sorrow

divided
or

against itself;now
peace,

discord
or

vice
or

or

virtue,

joy, gives

dislikes This
torment.

affections.
or

middle,
which this,

mind-world,

It is cords

of

by the fine invisible binds the soul to self-interest,


impels it
to eat

itself and husks


sweet

of

the

bitter
of

of

experience rather
last,like
ask

than

the

fruits of faith.
at
a

Yet,
soul

wayward
very

child

the
of

comes

through
to

weariness

the

husk

for the of the


self

fruit.

Sick
or

unto

death
of

varying
or

moods
mental

feelings
; in the

the

the

world

seeing no

or significance

ment enjoyof

material

world, because
says:

misapprehension,
"This
no more.

the soul is
me

existence Give
is not

not

life.
or

want
me

death

give

life that

mockery."
12

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Thus

the end

of the world of

is reached

through
The the

evolution

consciousness

gained by experience.
soul
must
now

begin

anew

upon

higher plane.
means

This
center

that it

must

return

to

the

(its consciousness
involution

of

Divine tion. revela-

Being) through
Revelation In
into
one

and

experience. interprets
must

brief,the soul
the its Source. will the
it

be resurrected become
at

spiritual life and

with Thus

consciously think,
life, instead
on

act

and
self

live

Love

of

the

life,which

it lives

the

natural

plane.
The death is the
eternal

process

of

passing

from

the

of the self to the

life of the

spirit
into

resurrection, the
life. is
not

initiation

Life

relative,but absolute.
IS.
13

It is that which

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

It

changes not,
to

nor

can

be

changed.
can can

It is that

which which

nothing

be be

added,
taken

and

from

nothing

away.
one

It is the

Life
cause

"

indivisible, fect. perof all lives. the

It is the A life. Life


as

life is

merely the expression of


not spirit,

is of the

flesh.

Hence,
is that

the

which

spirit,only, knows, feels,


spirit is the
the material

is
acts.

alive, it
whereof

The

sun,

the

flesh is the earth. As and


may
or sun

warms

the

earth

makes the

possible spirit warm


make

its

fruitfulness,so
earth
nature

the

and flesh,

possible its Life,


one

ness. fruitful-

As
one

there

is

one

there

is

also,
of
all

Spirit.
souls in

It is the

Substance
of
a sea

all

which,
exist
as

and
in

which,
of

subsist

and

present omni-

Being.

Every
14

soul

is in itself

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

an

individualized

spiritand
Mind,
of

center

of

Deific There Emerson

identity.
is but says
man : one

which,

as

"Every
As this

is

an

inlet."

is the

Mind,
in all existence

clusive all-including and inthere is no intelligence which


can

be

separated
which all

from

it.

It is the includes
all

One

Infinite and

Being

beings
forth. Divine

from

which

beings came
It the know of is the Most and

One,
the

the

Creator,
To

High,
to

Only
the

God.

understand

processes

tiation differenthought, creation, activity, and

expression by
operates,
the
to

which know and


to

the
to

Divine

One

is

to

understand and of
man

relation God.

of God

man

This
creation

is the

goal toward

which

all

tends, for without


is the

this knowledge death and the

there

sleep of
15

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

mockery
It

a morning. night without is good, therefore,to study carefully the two which viewpoints from a

of

all

speech is formulated.
is the which

One

viewpoint
reveals

of

the

lute Abso-

the

perfect
of
the tive rela-

WHOLE from

; the

other, that
are

which

seen

the

single

parts.
From
the

Absolute,

there

is known
the

only the

perfect, the
from

changeless,

omnipresent Speaking
said: this

plane, Jesus
and
was,
or

"I Life."
From

am

the "Before

Resurrection Abraham

the

I am." basis
of

the

relative said
:

plane

change, He "Why
is
none

callest thou

me

good?
Life

There

good
one

save

God."
"

The
one

Spirit is the one Intelligence,the one


Substance.
16

the

changeless

and

indivisible

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

In
one

our

physical universe
that

there which

is but
comes

Light, namely,
the
sun.

from

The is but

light of
the

the

moon

and of

the

stars
one

showing
glows

forth

this

light.
That
from
one.

which the

in the fire

or

ates radithis

flashinggem
one

is from

So,
of

there
are

is

spirituallight.
reflectors These
source
one or

There

many

centers
are

expression.
the

expressions
is
one.

various, but
Take,

then, the
the is
is

the Spirit itself, Its

boundless, expression expression expression


In
man,

illimitable.

tangible

vitality;its apprehensible

thought; body
or

and

its visible

is

form.

the

sible, tangible,the apprehenwhat is


pression ex-

the called the of

visible, constitute
relative
or

differentiated

spirit.
is
one

Man,

therefore,
17

channel

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

through
for

which
of

God the

reveals

Himself,
One is

something
know

Imminent

in every

expression.
the

To
finite. But takes

Infinite, study
remember that
the

the

know
all parts

and
to

it

represent

perfect

Whole.

"If," as
love how
not

the

Master
whom

said,"ye
ye

cannot

your
can

brother
ye

have
ye

seen,

love

God

whom

have

seen?"

Begin
Love
see, in

here.

purely
order
you

or

what unselfishly
you
see.

you that

that

may

love

which

cannot

Is love the

something
No. mind?

that

originates in

body?
the

In

No.
but
the

Then
essence

in what of

the

the spirit, which

very mates ani-

Deity,

Light
and the

both
it have its

the mind

body,

does

origin?
18

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Mind

and which

through
itself. Where love? Not

body must spirit as

be
love

channels reveals

do

you

see

manifestations

of

in man,

alone,

for of

animals,
affection
extent

even

insects,show willingness
the

degrees
even

and
of
a

consideration,
to

to

the

lay

down

the

body

for

beloved. Is it
not

true, then, that

as

life is the
mon com-

common

inheritance, lcve

is the

gift of
Is not but the

all creatures? all its

creation, with

variety,
the

outshowing

of the

of infinity

Creator?

Study, then,
fraction of of
a

every

figure

and

every

figure. Study, also,every


outer, in order
of
to
see

phase

the

the

perfect image yourself.


What In
the
are

the

inner.

Study

you?
a

outmost,

creature;

but

in

19

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

the One

inmost,
in

God

; because

God
be

is the made

the
in

inmost the who

and

is to

manifest

outmost.

It is God It
creature.

lives

"

not

the
not

ture. crea-

is God

who

loves,

the

It

is God
not

who
creature.

knows,
and

thinks

and

acts,

the
your of

Study
epitome
the
or

inmost

highest as
outmost

the
as

God,

and

your latter

expression. The

may

be

true

perverted.
The
pure,

unsullied, unselfish

love

is of

God.

The is of

tainted, passionate,selfish God,


also, but
it is deflected

love

structed polluted, obits

by the creature,

channel.

Shall

we

not

seek

to

remove

tions obstrucstream

that

the

purity of

the

may

be

insured? It is the When self which obstructs.


to

self is

willing
20

step aside

in

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

order

that

the will

spirit may
the
oi

live be
from

in

its

place, then
for the
to

channel
stream

clear

descent the

the

the

above
to

below, from

the

Absolute

the

relative.
not

God, the Absolute, is personal;


to to not

person,
not

but ited lim-

person

because

parts ; but
all

personal,because
of the

justabl adsonal. per-

conditions

Thus

love

in the
the

concrete,

is love

in

expression; in
reality or
Without
man

abstract,love
of

is the

the

truth

Being.
the natural leads
to

this his

knowledge,
senses.

abuses

This

disappointment, satietyand
At is this

despair.
inner
from
man,

point the soul, or awakening


he self-life,
to

stirringand
of the
or

sleep.
lation desofor

In the midst

of the

loneliness

and
yearns

more

life

part with
reached have
21
a

what this

he

has.

When

he

has

periences point, exor

must

meaning,

they

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

are

but

tortuous

punishments.
the food
want

He

is He
will

wearied

with

struggles in
for of

dark.
that

is famished

satisfy. He
fuller

is

longing
the
real

for

this

richer,
true

life, for
who of

life

and

acquaintance
If you this
state

with

God. these words


this
are

read

in

mind, re-read
INTO that and

chapter.
SHORT
take
gest di-

SUMMARIZE

STATEMENTS,
every

you

may and

word

eat, assimilate
that

it;thereby, proving
the veritable bread of

truth

IS

life.

The

greater includes
the Infinite
includes
we

fore, the less. Therethe finite. live and


move

It

is true

that
our

in

God

and

have

Believe In your
you

this

being. literally. Then


find

see!

darkness, you

light.

As

believed God

knew

yourself separate, you ing Now, believonly in name.


one

yourself

with

Him,

He

is the

living, comforting

Presence.
22

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Here God

is the is the

pith

of

the

matter:

universal
"

Life, Spirit,
the Universal

Substance,
and

Wisdom
without

only God,
form.
these

form

yet filling

all

Say

words
if your

as

earnestly and depended


and
over

faithfullyas them, and regular


Can will You
a new

life
over

upon
at

say

them
each

times you

day.
the

conceive

change

that

come? will and have


a

find

yourself endowed
consciousness.
a

with You

blissful
sense

will

of peace,
will be

feeling of
a

strength.
vibrant but

You

possessed by

joy, a joy that you are not alone, that a great majestic Something, an

of you and with is back Intelligence, speaking, yet voiceless; present, you, spiring guiding, protecting, inyet not seen; loving, counselling,uplifting, empowering according to your need and willingness to receive.
"

23

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Would into this

it

not

be

new

life

to

enter

experience? only!"
two

"God
These
to

words

reduce Write
of

the

matter

its foundation.
on a

them

in

large pin
them
tinually, con-

letters

sheet
your eyes

white

paper;

them where

upon your

sleeve, or
will
meet

put
them

that
upon
your

they may mind, and


will

be
woven

imprinted
into the

inmost

fibre of your

consciousness.

"God
until

only",

submerge
weak

the

self

it is lost in GOD.
you
are or

When
shrivelled words
;

timid,

or

with

anxiety, speak

your

fully. trustspeak firmly,persistently,

Weakness,
turn to

fear, anxiety, will


leaves when
in
a

ashes
you

like dead be
an

fire.

Can

weak

Infinite

strength, like
is

exhaustless
you,

fountain,

springing being

up

within the

filling your
elixir of

whole

with

subtle

living truth?
24

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Speak,
benediction "God

then,

"God

only"
it forth

with like
a

praiseful joy. Breathe


upon

the world.

only", the Omnipresent. is God, the One, the Absolute, Who Goodness, Beauty, Holiness, Harmony,
Peace. How
your soul

will

rise with
to

ing, quiver-

joyful wings,
the boundless How

eager of
new

flythrough
of

spaces the

Infinity!
sense

majestic

ing Beyour

that will mind! With behold what

baptize

and

illumine

different

eyes

will
relation

you
to

yourself and
With will what
you

your

the world.

compassion and
think of
your

tenderness

neighbor!
Yet take
to

this beatific from


you

joy

will

in

no

wise desire

the

obligationor
with it! from
to

meet

every

condition

exactness

and

justice. Far
you
a

Have

duty
25

perform?

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Because

of

"God

only"
conquer.
to

you

will

bravely face it and


Have
you

conditions

overcome

"

hard, depressing, painful?


With

spontaneous
or

joy, not
a

with

luctance re-

you

will

protest, but as achieve! faithfully


least

privilege,

When will

you

expect

it,conditions
pear ap-

change
before

and
you

your

opportunity
an

like flower

open your

doorway;
ness faithful-

or,

some

fair

of

will

suddenly
making
feet may

bloom

in the

your

pathway,
where Have
or

beautiful tread.
for

places

your you

little time

meditation

for You

spiritual culture?
will
use

every

moment

wisely,
will
pare pre-

cheerfully, and
the All
way for

this

attitude

better
you

things.
are

this because
a

willing

to to

give
every

child's

trustful

obedience

word

that voices old house


26

the truth
built

of the self is

spirit. The

by

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

thus

washed laid

away,
for

and house

the

true

dation foun-

the

of

the

soul,

the

house and

built

through This,

your

ness conscious-

co-operation with
God.
no

the
storms

power
can

of

your

sweep

away,

no

floods will

destroy.
come

Days
weeks

and

nights
will

and

go,

slip into
age disease

years,
not

as

man

counts

time; yet cheek, nor


burns the

furrow
your

your if

waste

frame

faith, glowing,
as

sparkling, shining,
of
pure

the

flame

love

upon

altar

of your this will

peaceful heart.
be the
out
as

And,
cloud

the

pillar of
ness wilderised prom-

by day, and
that leads
you of

pillar of fire by
of into the that
ever

night

human
of

nature

land with the

Divinity
and

which
of

flows ence. Pres-

milk

honey

His

Looking backward,
grace

forward,
never; you

always; looking
will
grow

in the

and

wisdom
27

of

the

Spirit that

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

will

make

you

calm
in
to

in

the

midst
of
to

of

confusion, wise
and what
you

the be

midst and

rance, igno-

strong
will.

become

These
are

words
"

that

are

spiritand

that

life

remember
are
sun

They
first the
or, when

to

be

spoken
over

early, when
the

beams

horizon;

you for
at

first arise in the


least the space of

morning.
ten

Then,

utes, min-

stand

with

lifted chest

and

praiseof the

ful eyes,

drawing

deep draughts

sweet,

fresh voice

air,and
:

toning repeat in slow, in-

"God
Thou in and

only.
me,
evermore.

God and I

only.
in Amen." when the
is at many your
eat

God

only.
Thou

Thee.

only

Again
mind

at

noon,

stress

of

physical life
your

in

nature

pause,

in and
may
or

repeat

times

often, even
think that with

though
you

comrades and

only

drink

speak

them.
28

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Thus
even

find the

the

secret

place;
all human
the

for

it is

in

midst

of

ties, activiheart
from

yet found
still
"

only when

is

when

the mind

is detached

outer

things.
at

Again
say your these

night, before sleep comes, words, until, stealing upon


comes

soul,

the

mantle

of

His

peace. /
I.

have

learned

in this of

chapter:
the

The

awakening

spiritual

life.
II. III.

The The and

value

of

understanding.
of the

meaning
relative.

terms,

solute Ab-

IV.

To

study the finite in order


the look INFINITE.

to

understand
V. VI. VII.

To The The

forward, always.
of

meaning

real
to

life. become

specificmeans
with
29

better

acquainted

GOD.

LIVE THE

TODAY

IN AND

THE
BY

TRUTH,
THE TRUTH.

FOR

TRUTH,

For

whosoever and sake whosoever shall

will

save

his lose

life
his

shall

lose

it;
my

will
it.
"

life

for

find

Matthew

16,2$.
the

am

the Christ.

Way,

the

Truth

and

Life.

"

Jesus

31

Chapter
THE SPIRITUAL OF
"Naught
Thus
In will

II

CANCE SIGNIFITHE
do!"

SENSES

of
he

myself
think,

who

holds

the

truth

of when
or

truths, talks,

seeing,
eats,
or

hearing,
goes,
or or

touching, breathes;
opes

smelling;
slumbers
eyes
or

He
Holds

fast

loosens,
'this
He

his the
in

shuts; plays
of

Always
With

assured:
senses.'

is
acts

sense-world

that
act,
can

thought
act

Brahm

(God)

Detaching
The His world

end
of

from
senses

with
no mar more

content, stain enameled lotus "Buddha. leaf.

soul,

than

waters

th'

HE first

child
of

new-born
world his him its
all

learns

the

about
senses

him and

through
these and its teach of of
to

of

his

body
to
vironments en-

capacities,
and

relations the

wonderful
seen,
senses

variety
tasted
avenues

of and

things

be

heard,
The with

felt,
are

touched.

for

connecting
Without
33

the

rial mate-

world.

them,

he

is

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

helpless dependent, unable


or

to

nicate commu-

to

be

communicated
to

with, by
the keenness
he among all

his and able


men,
manner

kind.
the
not

According dexterity of
only
to to

his his

senses,

is

take

place

but

become

proficient in
and the

of usefulness.

Rightly governed
the
senses are

wisely used,
of for his

for

making

character
use

as

an

individual, and
as
a

the

of

his of

body

wonderful

ment instru-

expression.
office of
the
senses

The

is to

convey in the

information material
to

concerning world;
wise and
to to

things
to

make
as

comparisons;
food for
to

make

selection

the

body
man

mind;
of

and,

in

short,
is

relate

his environment. the


senses
a

The
a one

function blessed

nity, dig-

honor

conferred

by the
feels it

within. The
soul

who

sees

and
moves,

hears,
knows

and

tastes, smells

and
34

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

is

not

himself, but
of
contact

his

senses

nues (his ave-

with this

the

world
use
serve

out), withas

that

in

higher
between

connecting
heaven. This
one
ever

links

earth

and

within,

the

free,
the

untram-

meled,
the

perfect, is called variously,


of

soul, the child

God,

higher

self,etc.
But with
any
name

and

in any

guage, lan-

it is the

the ChangeIndivisible, less,

the
in human

Absolute, and
form

Only.
is

He

who

displays
is human what

its wondrous

individuality
known
as

relatively

the

being.
this marvelous
man;

Is it

not

wonderful,
of

combination

God
man

and

of

God

humanized
Yet
man

and

deified?
man,

the

enlightened

the the

sense

illuminated, becomes unconquerable,

master,

the
forth

manifestly
to

going
"

conquering

and
35

conquer

his

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

first

arena

of

conflict,the
the
more

body;

his

first conquest, Now


of the
to

senses.

the

pointed application
in its

lesson, for
been
of

application

lies

the

value. you

Have

faithful God exalted


of

to your

est high-

conception

and

man? you
as

Then,
have
seen

in your

moments

the vision be. For

yourself
fair

you

longed
of

to

in the
sets
a a

cleansed

and

praiseful mind, God


the ideal self
as

picture
for

pattern

the
of

new-found which is
a

life,the
Godlike

rich

expression
with

character.
upon
nestness ear-

This

picture looked
and conflict forth with the the

loving faith will


lower of

help

in

every

self,for

it shows
the

points

strength,
to

poise and
in

the moderation self-control,

desires, the
do
as

willingness
the

be
on

and

to

would

Lordly One,
this ideal

all occasions.

See

in your

mind's
36

eye

self.

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

See

sweet

countenance

patience displayed in its under sore provocation.


of

Note
common

its way
to

dealing with
life.

conditions

daily
brow
comes.

See

renunciation when

marked

upon

the

unruffled

thwarting
that
of
or

appointm dis-

See
calmness sunny

the

pleasant smile
in all the failure

betokens dark
success.
or

days

weather, of
the many

See

trust

that
seem,
to

ing signs of that unswervmatter all is well, no


or

what

may

what

may
even

threaten.
tones

Listen

the

gentle,

of

thoughtful speech, mark


of

well

the music music that

the

voice,
away

for

it is such

charms

all discord.

Look, too, upon and carriage, the


courage

dignity of mien step that speaks of


the eye

and

the

that

beams

with

hope.
When
self

the battle
your

wages

between
of

your
some-

and

soul, because
37

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

thing
vision

seen

or

heard

or

felt in
to

dark,
fair fair

forgetful moment,
of
your

turn

this

better

self, your
vision
full and

ideal. Look

long
am

upon

the I wise
am

and
of

say:

"I, too,
am

calm.

joy. I

strong
is my

and
very

masterful.

This

image.
you say

This, myself it, remember


and in you

redeemed."
the power

As that and

through
Seer and

you Doer.
are

is Creator The
senses

rightlyused
It is abuse that have

good and
their version perproach re-

gracious gifts.
and and

only

brought
them.

contumely
makes

upon

Beware, then, of making


that the world which
so.

the mistake

in

calling that
mind has

unclean made This


as women

only unclean
alone

refers
to

not

to

the of
are

senses

such, but
or

all

judgments
which

men,

conditions

based

upon

this

impure

view.
38

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

You
go
on

will

find

more

and

more

as

you is

in this

higher life

that

charity
love

substituted

for

criticism, and
the

for

judgment. Thus, only,


which
comes

sight spiritual in-

interprets material
and behind
for motive

sight.
stand under-

For, beyond
As
you

act, is motive.
you

look and

will
act.

perhaps
no

condone
you

Or, if
ceive per-

you

discern the

motive,

may
out

perfect ignorance
act
was

of

which

the rather

born, and
kindness.

sion, compaswill

than

condemnation, emancipation

move

you

to

brotherly
own

With

your
you

from those

ignorance,
still enfolded

will

understand

in its darkness.
comes

Through
Make bonds. with
most

the
every

senses

attachment. break
some

effort you

to

these
one

Do selfish See the

love

devotion? that your


love

is

not

based and

upon pre-

perishable body, beautiful


39

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

cious
upon

though
the

it may

be. charms

Rather

think

graces

and

of the soul

which While presence

endure
you

through
may

all

eternity.
the visible

enjoy

with

that

moderation
can

which
you

enlightment,
should and In
nor

alone,
that

give,
is of the

realize

love

soul

for the soul. this love condition. there is


no

absence, time

Are

you
or

attached

to

some

person,

place

thing?
at
once

Begin
the the
to

to to

see

beyond the symbol,


is the perfect, School

form,

that which

living being.
with
or

yourself
the
ence, pres-

be

content

without
soul
can

knowing
possess
nor

that

neither is of

part from

that

which

itself. Pine
not

after after
away.

sake, nor
or

taken
on

pleasure for pleasure's aught that can be given tions affecBut, "set your
for

things above,"
40

here

alone

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

are
nor

the
rust

treasures
can

which

"neither
where
nor

moth
thieves

corrupt,

cannot

break

through
on a one

steal."
is power

Renunciation
on

plane nothing
ask? the

another

"

higher plane.
that
you
on

Does
can

this

mean

earth

be Far

enjoyed,
from
all

it.

With
be

illuminated with
an

senses

things can

enjoyed
and rather

infinitely greater joy rightly understood what they represent,


what be

because

they
valued than

will for for

they
the

are.

Can
when
room

world

be
as

less the

attractive school life lessons

it is known where the soul

vast

is

taught

through experience?
Can
or

the

beauty of
less
an

the

bud, blossom
it stead in-

insect

be
but

interestingbecause
infinitesimal

reveals

part,

of the

whole, of their individual

destiny?
41

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Look
your

with but

your

eyes

and

hear

with

ears, in

let the
to

soul

interpret all.
your tion realizathe

And,

order this but

hasten

of
outer

supreme

truth, that
for

is

the

husk
upon

the

inner, thought
Father.

dwell

continually
may

the thus:

that

be

expressed
one

"I, the soul, am


I
am

with

my

wise

to

interpret the whole


As

by
wise.

the I

visible

parts.

soul, I
All the

am

understand.
to
me
a

I know. message;

things bring
the
beam, sun-

wind,
vile
of

the
the

the insect,the starlight,

mal, ani-

untaught
well and
as

and the

human

beings
the
life
"

as

lovely and
of

fair, daily I,
the

incident
all

circumstance

yield their
that the

secret, for
Lord

wise, know

God

nipotent Om-

reigneth
conditions, persons,
You
senses, may

supreme

through all places, things."


delusions
of

break

the add

the

if to this you in

constant,

ful faith-

practice

these
42

words.

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

In
self
or

mind,
sense,

detaching
think of

your your

soul

from
with

union

It" "I

the
am

Spirit.
one

with

Thee."

This
and

statement

repeated

fervently
a

become often,will finally

tion convicyour

and,
with the

ere

you

are

aware,

thoughts, speech
truth

and

acts

will
as
as

accord

that

you,

vidualize soul, indi-

SPIRIT,
the realm

live

spirit in
from

of Spirit, detached

earth, yet
As

using
ponder

earth

as

one

of the

beautiful mansions
you

of
these

the

Most

High.
true

things,the
of your
upon

meaning in every detail experience will flash


with

human and

you you

willingly,yes, gladly, will


your way eyes

pursue

that

see

and

ears

that J
I.

hear. have

learned
the

in this

chapter: develop
the

That

senses

rightly governed
and

develop body
as an

character instrument.
43

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

II.

That

the

senses

are

both

ual spirit-

and
III.

material. That attachment


may
to

any

person,

thing
IV.

or

condition

become

age. bond-

That

individual
sense.

freedom

taching is de-

self from
V. VI.

That That

renunciation the
real

begets
is the

power.

soul, one
of the

with
VII.

the

FATHER.
earth is
one

That

beautiful

mansions

of the

Most

High.

44

I WILL TO

LIVE THE BUT

TODAY,
STANDARDS THE

NOT

ACCORDING
OF THE OF
SES, SEN-

STANDARD

THE

SPIRIT.

Judge
judge

not

according

to

the
"

appearance,

but
24.

righteous

judgment.

John

7,

45

Chapter
THE WILL

HI

Near Dwelleth

to

renunciation,
eternal
peace.
"

very

near

Edwin
nature

Arnold.
for and Boehme. the
pose purto

God of constitute

introduces

His His

will
power

into
in
"

revealing
a

light Jacob

majesty

kingdom

of

joy.

HE lifts

will
in

is like
any

lever

that sired. de-

direction
it may also

Yet the direction. It which fulfills is the makes


or

be that

power

that

decides

factor
or

in
mars

human

experience character,
and
of

defeats

every

promise

Nature.

Unguided,
the
senses, it that

except
may
steers

by
be the

the
the

caprice unworthy

of

helmsman
onto

ship

directly trained,

the

rocks;

but
47

exalted,

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

and

consecrated, it
of peace

may

lead

into

the

harbor So

and

safety.
is the this

subtle

and

wonderful

grand study
reveal

faculty that
and
most

only

closest

careful its nature,

analysis will
its modes
of

either its the

action, or
From

possibilities.
it is forceful and
cessful suc-

man viewpoint of ordinary hu-

experience,
sometimes
in

violent; yet generally


the

accomplishment
external
or

of

its

ends.

This

is the

positive
force. is the

phase.
There
One
are

two

aspects

to

every other

is the

positive; the
this

negative.
Sometimes

duality which
is called the

runs culine mas-

through everything
and The the
masculine

feminine.

corresponds
to

to

the
or

the positive,

feminine

the

passive
the

negative.
The
masculine is
48

always

aggres-

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

sivc, pushing, active, positive power. is the passive, recepThe feminine tive,
hidden. Both and
either
are

requisite in the
of much of any

operation
by there-

fulfillment may be
a

project, but
between defeat
of

too

in excess,

causing
the the

lack the

balance

two,
end
to

and
to

consequent

be

attained. is
too

As

will, it
into the

often

only the

masculine
or

phase, which
in natural mental
same

is

recognized
is what

brought Will,
be

activity.
sense,

may

called

brute exhibition

cause force, beof


as

it is the energy
seen

lent viothat

directed animals. will-force


are

by

will

among

Masculine But and its

is

powerful.
convulsive it may

energies
lived, wonders
not

often

short

Hence, while
with be
of
49

accomplish action, it is
the

its

explosive
upon

to

relied

for
un-

accomplishment

great ends,

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

less in wedded

harmony
illustration

with

its other

half, the feminine.


Mark the in
of

this
female

perfect
ents. par-

duality
female

the male

male
acts

and and

The

gives. The
cretly se-

receives carries

and

silently and
she She
is the

that

which

receives
rying, car-

to

perfect fulfillment.
the first exhibition final and

bringing-to-pass
while

power;

and,
was

of energy

active, the
could

crowning
of the

result

only be attained
work dual
must

by the patient, helpmeet.


tions, obstruc-

passive, secret
So in the masculine build
energy

will, the positive or


act,
remove

conditions, and
initial step of meantime feminine and in the of
any

put
an

forth taking. under-

in the The

quietly
fruition.

holds, nurtures,
Is this
not
so

brings
earnest

to

inception and
who

complishme ac-

purpose?
has his work,

Note
made
a

the

man

of the world of himself


so
or

success

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Is

he

the

noisy, boasting, blustering


He is the

talker?

No. tenacious

quiet, plodding,
He may be
petitor. comeven

worker. his
may
as more

left far behind

brilliant
to

He below

seem

sink

mediocrity
in the
comes
are

compared

to

his

associates

social
a

scale,yet markl
ments his achieveall

There

day

when

known,
All

when

the

ding, plodreaps

self-denying toil
a

of

years
not
as
so

rich harvest.

this is

much

the

product of his brain,


will.

his

will,

his feminine

This

is

great truth.

Think

upon

it

earnestly.
No soul
comes

into
some

this world

out with-

will, although
that lack.

people declare
bewail the

they
But

have look
nature

no

will, and
and

damental deeply into their funcharacter.


one

Have

you

found does
51

who

has

not

will, and

who

not

exercise

it in

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

the
one.

direction

of his desires?

Nay,
of

not

Upon
desire that
or

the

whole-heartedness

his be this

everything depends. only with


It may his be
he

It may
wants
a

lips he
because
wants

that.

friend
may

suggested it,that
be his dislike
to

it; it
from

be

different

his

neighbors.
For
fail in all

these

reasons

he
if
so

will
down his

often

attaining; but
he
wants

deep
that

in
very

his

heart

it

being
the NO
have

demands stand
ever

it,behold, though
agape

all

world
in his

and

thunder will

unheeding
of the that
water

ears, he

it. surface will make

The
but
a

light wave
no

recedes beware
in the

quickly,
when
same

causing
the whole

damage, body
the
an

but

returns

rection di-

at

same

time!
of the dual

This force

is

illustration

and

action

of the will ; the upper


52

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

and

lower, the
are

outer

and

inner, acting
with

in concert, A

absolutely invincible.
much the
lying out-

long, encircling shore


upon

surface force

which
ocean

to

beat, breaks
the

of the

; but

point
full

or

crag
every
wave.

receives

the

force

of

Too

many

aims,

purposes

or

ficial super-

scatter interests,

the
the

force, and
so

divert he who

the

energy

of

will,

that his

is

desultory in focussing
break upon
too

will, lets its waves


a

wide
monplace com-

shore,
The

and in

so

becomes
or

merely

character in

attainment. and

first step the

cultivating
power
a

using
is
to

magnificent
upon

of the will

concentrate

noble

aim,

and

then

with

single eye,
work
to

and
it.

unswerving

purpose, You You


your

attain your learn

have
can

found
now

aim. how
to

focus

will

upon

its attainment.
instructions
53

Heed,
follow

then, these

and

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

them

as faithfully,

you

have

so

far followed

those

which

have

been

given
seek
to

already.
Your live the
purpose

is noble.

You

true,

unselfish, the

spiritual
that
cords ac-

life,meaning
with what You is
to

by

that

the

life

your

highest conception
that the

of

is God-like. have learned


and self,

first step

dethrone

enthrone
of

God

"

that

is,your
is your have the

appropriation

God,

which You
use as

higher self,spirit. learned, also,that the right


is
as

of

senses

interpreters,not
you

dictators.

You

say

really want
is

the

Christly character
are

that

given
to

to

those, only, who


down Do Will

willing

lay

their lives for it.


you you
mean

that?
or

lay down
from bound

renounce,

come beas

detached

that
or

which,
to

long
will

as

you

are

attached

it,

hinder

your

progress?
54

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Are
it costs

you

willing
be

to

say:
to

"Whatever

I shall

true

my

aim!"

This The

is concentration

of will. of your

positiveforce
sweep

will,will
aside, and
the

quickly
make feminine desire.

all obstacles

conditions
may

by which
to

gentle
heart's

bring

pass your

But
You

to

the

problem.
found,
ere

have

this,that
of

the the
not

subjection
senses,

and

dethronement
of
a

and

hence with

the
mere

self, are
wish.

accomplished
So

deeply ingrained
being,
and
of of of
are

in the very
erroneous

fibre

of your

the

views, by
the
own a

ideas
ages

principles inculcated perverted


sense use as
on

part
years

the

race,

as

well

your many

crude
after

ignorance, that
you

time, even

have

intellectually
your
a

accepted
habits and

the

higher truth,
will

old bat-

inclinations
55

force

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

tie wherein

you

will

be

victor

or

quished. van-

You
one,
or

may
to

be

tempted
a

to

judge
the

some

yield to

sensual
to

desire. This
value

is your of the

opportunity
consecrated you,
or

prove

will.
you

Will
your

will

not, be

true

to

highest
to

in

emergency? death,"
declares
your

"True
soul.

the

"True heart. "True

to

the

death,"

echoes

the

to
to

the the

death," urges

the mind.
the

"True

death," thunders

will, and, gathering all the forces of and mind, positive Will soul, heart
hurls and them
full
are

upon

the

temptations

they

broken.

Strengthened and both phases success,


power and is cumulative
won.

by encouraged of will gain in


force until

final

victory

56

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

In there

the is
a

interim

between

these
in

crises
a

steady growth

power, for

steadily increasing capacity


to
means

ment adjustall

the
are

new

standard, provided
to

taken
ever

nurture

the fire of

will,
true

and

keep

bright the
have words

purpose.

Some

means

already
given
effects

been

gested, sug-

in the

for

ous continuyou your

and will

daily practice, and


different the

while
upon

notice

mentality by words,
sense

quality
and

of

different
your

"GOD
reverence

ONLY,"
Power.

quickens
your

of the

realization

of

Omnipotent
more

The the
more

you do you
use

realize desire
you
as

Its
to

mightiness,
be
one

with

It; to
To

let IT

ITS

channel. ing^ understandthe

repeat
and

these

words

reverently, puts
toward
to

will

in

the

right attitude

the

Divine. in

Selfishness the

shrinks of

nothingness

majesty

Omnipotence.
57

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

To
of the the

be

filled

with is
to

the

consciousness
and

Highest,

forget
you

forego alreadylook

lowest.
to
a

This

have

proven In
at

degree.
step wherein
you
not

the second
ideal it to
a

you

your

self,have

already
the

found
or

be like

looking

to

ideal,
in

to

true

friend, who
heart
an

believes

your Is

best
not

only?
your warmed

and

your
to

mind be

fired
all

with
you

increased admire
in

desire

that

that

fair

ideal? Will
you
to not

press

on

with

ging unflagof within

zeal
so

the
as

perfect
God that
has

unfoldment

fair
"

seed

placed
of

you

namely:
it
as

part

Himself,
to nalize exter-

which

is your
your

privilege
the

individuality?
method
new

You

will

perceive that
old and the and

of

uprooting habits,
new

implanting
power

is

by

expulsive
new

of

interests

affections.

58

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

LOVE die

the

rightand
ideal.
to

the wrong

will

of starvation.
the

LOVE
Give

Think

upon

it.

yourself
it. and

it, follow
and
all

it, admire
sorb ab-

it,absorb
you,
from your

Bye

bye it will
unworthiness
or

expel
is

motive, thought
step
one

life.
cerning con-

The

third

directly

the alliance
the

of the human

with

Divine

will. lies the kernel.

Herein

You
whole

therefore

deliberately face
you say

the with

question, when
and mind: self-will

heart, soul

"My
Not
me

is lost in Divine Father. is I

will. Teach

mine, but Thine, O

Thy will, for Thy


is LOVE. selfish Divine

will do I

law, Thy

law all the

Now, aims,
aim,
that and

give

over

may

know the

accomplish
Will."

fulfillment

of the

Divine

Repeat morning

this
with

prayerfully night and


such
59

additions

as

come

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

to

your the

lips,and

as

vital aid in
your

ing changand the


to

polarization of
your

will,

holding
one

thought

steadfast

purpose.

At
exercise

midday,
for
seven

practice the days


in
a

following

Sit

upright
feet with

straight-backed
the indrawn

chair, with
floor, and
breath

squarely touching deep, slowly


word

think

silently the exhaling


several

vine." "Di-

With

the

breath such

think

"Will."
Then
are

Take
sit

breaths.
that you and

quietly, assuming
one

verily at

with
comes

Divine
to

Will,
you you
to to

that

whatsoever will LOVE

be

done, His
with

empowers

do,

His

and

His

POWER.

Sit if not,

thus, twenty
as

minutes, if possible;
you
can.

long
to

as

In

brief,give

yourself
unto

God.

"Commit

thy
to

way

Him." effort
you
60

Every

make

overcome

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

conditions

is

so

much

exercise

in

the

right direction of controlling your will. of daily life In the ordinary routine
you prove

will

find

many

opportunities
and
may
test

to

your

sincerity
Some
you; persons may,

your

strength.
that

wilfully
say
an

misrepresent
which

indeed,
may prove

in other you.

eyes

injury to
would

Naturally,
and oppose

human
as

will
as

resent

well

punish such
Wait. "Be
wise If

offense.

Something
silent. Let
none

whispers
but
your

words it
seem

issue

from
to

gentle and lips."


the
inner
out:

hard
in

obey
few

monitor,
"Divine this

breathe

and
a

breathe

Will," only
is past. is Will for

times, and

danger

Divine for peace, for

always

for

harmony,

for love, and forgiveness,

gentleness.
your

Does

heart Do

grow you
61

warm

toward
all of-

the offender?

feel that

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

fense

is

as

nothing compared
for
as

to
or

your

great
heart
Then

desire
as

peace

in

his

her

well has

in your Will

own?
been fested maniis your

Divine and

in you,

great indeed
made. the

reward In

for

the

effort

this

progress

toward the

higher
law
thing some-

life,and
the

especiallyin
will

discipline of
the of

will, you

find
as

that
the

growth gained.
In

is: that

only

lesser

is lost, is the

greater

something
baby bird,
and
"

nature's and

kingdom,

the

featherless the

helpless,breaks
into

stroys de-

only protection it knows,


emerge
a

its

shell,to
world.
even

great unknown

It knows

not, "what

next," nor
Will
ever for-

questions ; yet the Divine

making provided
mother both and

love

manifest, has already


breast in the
love of

the

warm

the of
to

implanted
to

hearts will

parent-birds the
and

and

protect

feed
62

the

helpless baby.

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

GIVE,

GIVE.
you

Give
can.

wherever

you

are, whatsoever

Yea, though
your

it be

your

happiness, again. sake,

strength, your
not

very
to

life. receive truth's

Give,
Give
for

thinking sake,
of God

love's

for
not

for the sake of

but

for the sake


mand com-

self.

This

is the

impelling
the soul

always, when
and

awakens

prized, be it riches, happiness, fame, friendship,


you

girds itself So, whatever

for

action. have

pleasure, comfort,
moment,
the sake
if need of

be

willing
renounce

at

any

be, to
Love.
as

all for the

obedience
of

to

Divine

Will, the law


Do blind
you

question

to

the wisdom

of

obedience?
your eyes from

Take

the

apparent
the

the end, the disaster, that and


see

sorrow,

vation, depriensue,

in your
a

view horizon.
the

would

without
you

Can

perceive
63

all-enveloping

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Good, beyond things


Does entrusted this
seem

and

above
upon
to

human and

daries, boun-

that waits

inspires all
reason?

its care?

beyond
is
an

Wait!
Go
upon gasp
see

Here
to

illustration. Throw
you

the

ocean.

yourself
clutch and
you

its bosom.
and
cower

While
from

its

embrace,

only danger and


caress.

death

lurking
Relax

in

its

But
tense

let

go

your

fear.
your your

your
to

muscles.

Give
move

body
limbs kiss

the

lapping water,
with face. See
senses

in harmony your

the

waves

that

the wondrous

result!
you
an

When death

your

frightened
you
were

with

tures, picfears.
fear

abject miserable
your up,

slave, chained
But and when said:
my you

by
gave

awful renounced

"Take

body.
and will
64

give it wholly, die,


if need

completely,

be,

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

in order
the
water

to

gain this experience." Lol


held
you

tenderly, laughed
you,

with
you

you,

played
not
rare

with

and
a

gave
new

back,
a

only the body, but sphere and


element.

power,
be
master

exhilaratingstrength to
a a new new

in
over

have

command So
to
a

does
more

the All-Wise

Love

woo

you

complete
self holds

renunciation

of
to

that which

dear, in
to

order show

give
the
will

you

and greater gifts, wherein abundant

you

larger realm
have
rare a more

your

soul

life, and
which self. is

that

commanding
alone, who
learned

power

for him

conquers

/ have
I.

in this

chapter:
in

The
two

necessityof co-operation phases


of

the

the will. is

II.

That

perfect balance
detachment
to

gained

by right adjustment of the will.


III.

That
mean

and

ciation renun-

the
65

developing

soul

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

what

the

decaying
hidden

kernel

means

to

the

life germ
IV.

within

it.

Concentrated
attainment.

will

brings
of

cessful suc-

V.

The is

sequential value
with self. of the
more

ence obedi-

development.
Oneness of

VI.

God

follows

the

conquering
VII.

The life.

secret

dant abun-

66

TODAY CAME GOD'S

LET INTO

ME

REMEMBER THE NOT

THAT TO DO

WORLD,
MY

WILL,

OWN.

Not

as

I
3Q.

will*

but

as

Thou

wilt.

"

Matthew

26,

67

Chapter
THE
THOUGHT

IV

REALM

If
eternal
you
are

you

desire

to

walk
not

upon

the
moment

path
of

of

light
whose

to

happiness, living
created in the

do the

for

one

forget
Him

that

consciousness

power

world.

ITH
there

the will in

letting
be
a new new

go

of

self

ences experiworld
"

world

of

thought,
barriers

feeling,
and tations limi-

perception.
will in the visible
a

Mental be

removed. will

Everything become,
else in
as

world
to

it

were,

key

something

the

invisible.
With of the

letting

go

of

ards self-standwill be versal uni-

knowledge,
standards.

there

The the

personal
upon

I which

in

the
turns

self
all

world

is

pivot

interests,

69

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

but

when

put

in

abeyance permits

of

enlarging interests and a broadening view. sal Then, apprehension of univer-

begins, and also interpretphenomena.


The
come

law

the

abilityto

class of
to

experiences which
will
reveal of

will

you,

the

greater
The

depth and
inner

complexity
or

being.
for

vision will

capacity
be

seeing
and

teriorl in-

developed

you

will

see

mental

and qualities

images, which typify degrees of consciousness.


that every
an

You

will remember
is but
all
a

visible
and of

thing
that

type of
are

invisible but

things

types

thoughts.
The

whole

external of

universe
of

is the
the finite In-

outpicturing
Mind. When

thoughts

consciousness
or

becomes inner which

spective introvision

interior,the

may

see

mental

images,
70

either

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

have
have

not

been

externalized,or,

if so,

passed from the external plane. that have As, for example, books have been destroyed, been written may
which of

yet the ideas


even

they expressed and


their in

the

form

expression
the
interior

as or

books
mental The

still remain

world.

mind, therefore, which


itself from the external
even

draws with-

plane realm,

and

becomes

consciously, or
active thus
or

consciously un-

in this inner

may

perceive and
the which is the
are

appropriate and

re-express

ideas

images
This

types of mental indestructible.


many
an

key
or

to

inspiring
may

speech, poem
be uttered
same
or

invention

which

form
or

of

given to the world expression as that


it in ages

in the

which

thought
same

voiced

ideas may

past or the be expressedin various


to

forms,
channel

according

the

individual

through which
71

they pass.

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

"There sun."

is

nothing

new

under

the

The
air and

external
eats

man

breathes
same

the

same

of

the

food, yet
to

he

appropriates according
so,
same

his

uality; individthe

the

inner

man,

using

thought-substance, being subject


the
same

to

mental

influences,appropriates
expresses

ideas
to

and

them

cording ac-

his

individuality.
the differentiation of

This
all soul

explains
or

mind

expression. knowledge
and with ladder
of

The

greater

brings the
ing ascend-

greater step
there the
is

light
in
an

every

the

perfection
of

increased

understanding

Infinite.

This
law

understanding
the

of the of

universal like

and

complexity

being, is
revelation

light,the light inherent


the

in every

soul,
of

light
as

which Creator

brings
of
72

God

the

the

universe, as

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

the

Father

of

souls,as the omnipresent


Power.

Love, the omnipotent


This in

ing light (Intelligence), awakenall the consciousness, illumines and

things
which This
or

is, as
exist

it were,

like

an

versal uniin

atmosphere
souls
as

of

knowledge,
of

souls.
sea

wonderful like the


or

Intelligence,
ocean,

Light,

material

has rivers

many

channels in all

currents, like

running
These contain

directions.

thought-rivers, or images
:
on

currents,

certain

subjects.For
fear form

example
All river what

thoughts imaging
filled has with
mental
or

pictures of
All

been,

is, feared.
the

thoughts representing praise,joy, gladness,


constitute which
are a

river

is

joyous, the
What is

quality of pictures in which


a

beautiful.
of faith

beautiful
in

ture pic23rd

presented

the

Psalm.
73

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Negative
run as

and

dark

thought-currents
waters.

muddy,

thick, polluted

Positive, bright, happy


make
sunny,

thoughts

sparkling,
and

streams,

invigorating

pellucid buoyant.
have universal ated differentiabout these

Poetry, art, science,religion,all


as

many

streams
as

in

this
are

thought-ocean,
classes of

there

thoughts

subjects.
Whosoever
attract to

is his
to
"

susceptibleto
mind the class of

fear

will

own

conditions
fear

that

belong

the

which

him possess'es
or

fear of

stance; accident, for in-

of

sickness, or
fear

death, and,
will be of merged subthe

also, his
in

consciousness the

currents

mind-ocean

of the

world. whosoever chooses

On
to

the

contrary,
and

formulate

hold

happy
the

thoughts
thought-

will
currents

ally
of

himself

with
or

happiness
74

courage.

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Do

you

long

for

knowledge

on

any

special subject?
Then
open your

mind

to

the

tain-head, foun-

the also river


to

Supreme
from

Source, and
the

the

influx

thought-

containing
your all

such

knowledge.

Put

draw withquestion definitely,

thought
be when

from

the

external ing, thinkasked


a

world
as

and

still ; that
you

is,cease
have stands

though
of
a

question side, you


In
to

friend

who

by

your

wait

for the

answer.

this interior found the of will

wherein stillness, inner vision in the


a

is
the

be

and

perception world,
not

things
receive in

the

etheric if
at

you

answer;
one

in that moment, time.


are

similar

another

You

nite asking the question of Infi-

Intelligence. This, being omnipresent,


answer causes

the

to

flow

into
75

your

mind

in such

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

form

as

will

best

appeal
be

to

your

own

understanding.
It is your
you
to

abilityto
receive

that still,

ables en-

the
to

knowledge.
you
as a

It may
a

be

conveyed
mental

ing, feel-

wordless
or

understanding;

or,

by
are

vision,
If wait

images
to

which

symbolic of the idea


you for

be

conveyed.
at

do

not

understand

first,
for
on

understanding. though
the
you
are

Even

unanswered
open

days, keep
this be and

receptive mind
The
are

subject.
as

interpretation will ready


realm. in
to

given
thus

you

receive

it,

you

will

begin the practical


that

life in this

thought
learn

You
world
from

will there

this interior
to
are

is

nothing
you

keep

you
to

receiving what

ready

appropriate; whether
or

it be

knowledge
or

power,

patience, courage,
the

graces

and

giftsof
will

Spirit.
you
are

You

perceive that
76

living

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

on

the

new

basis,the basis

of

soul, not
of

body.
You
are

learning
all
to

the

language
mind

soul, and
which will add
more

the

various the

experiences
or

come

either

soul and

fully enlighten the mind


your

to

knowledge begin
basis
to

of the law.

You
on

will

this soul and that


you

realize,also, that ist spiritualqualitiesexconnecting


you links and

they form
and

between
all souls.

God, between

In

proportion depth quality, it

as

you

appreciate
of manifested

and

feel the

and will

greatness
be

ual spiritin

your

individuality.
is but the

This
love

radiation

of when

God'h
it is acter charthat

in the human

soul, and
it puts

consciously recognized spiritual,for


character the tenderness

it makes into

and
which

gentleness,

humility
bestows.

and

grace,

only

love

77

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

To

covet to

earnestly the
covet

best

gifts is
Love,
is the

first of all that

the

supreme

radiation
of

from all

God

which

foundation makes divine. Not


soul

good giftsand
expression

which
of the

human

life the

until self is lost

or

set

aside,can
character.
to
one on

predominate experiences
is

in life and which


come

The
who

seeking
will

to

establish
many
to

his

life

this basis will

be

and the

diverse. life
on

They

pertain
of

the

three-fold

plane

being, the physical,


he
meet
ditions. con-

the mental, and


On with the

the spiritual.
may

physical plane
It is for him
to

opposition, with change

menacing
overcome

all

opposition and
conditions. On
much the
to

the

aspect

of

mental

plane
him
to

he and

may
to

find
deflect

depress his mind


It is for

his aims.

conquer

pressio de-

and

to

make
78

high

and

holy

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

and
can

powerful his moral purposes. This only be accomplished by realizing


nature

the

of his real
on

being

"

by taking
soul

his stand
or

the

basis,as spiritual

spirit.

Spiritually,he is the off-spring of ing God, capable of insightsinto the meanof

Omniscience, which
of

is All-wisdom;

Omnipotence,

which

is All-

power; is

and,

of

Omnipresence,

which

All-presence.
As
a

spiritualbeing, therefore, he crete knows, not only abstract truth,but confact. He know."

knows

and

can

only

say:

"I

This

is truth

applicable to
of the external he but possesses the
means

the varying life ;

conditions
as

for,
and
pressing ex-

spirit, though
are

mind
of

body, they

the
power.

soul's

knowledge
relative

and

In

the

midst

of
79

all

condi-

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

tions,to
the

assume

spiritualknowledge
toward

is

first step
so

adjusting

them.
upon

By
the

doing, he is merely acting


that the

basis the

spirit is his
and
real

real

ing, be-

immortal

perfect I.
child
of

This is
not

being, subject to
it may I

the
any

God,
As

earthly conditions,
"I
am

hence
master

say:

master.

direct,

govern

and and

change

all

material

relations know. have

conditions.

"As "As from and

I spirit, I spirit, the Father.

graces

and

gifts

I live in the lives in me."

Father,

the Father is what

This basis. You


may

is

meant

by the spiritual why, though


on

can

see

now

you

meet

with

obstacles

the

ical phys-

sight, plane, yet having the spiritualinyour control

wisdom

will
master

enable them.

you

to

and the

wisely
mental

On may

plane, though

you

meet

wJth

discouragement,
80

with

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

sorrow

or

mental

strife, yet realizing


earthly
and
ditions, con-

that

the

spirit is above
you may
overcome

banish

every

cloud. the moral with evil

On
meet

plane, though you


and
to

may

temptation, yet, if

you

remember

acknowledge
may win the

your

spiritualpower,
over

you

tory vic-

every

allurement. of the is and child

Having
will

the wisdom what

spirit, you
commonly
you

understand
your

called deal

lower it
as

nature
a

will needs
your
or

with

with

that in

training
education

and
of

discipline;yet,
this child
will

(your
neither

lower

self-nature), you
condemn
will
at
nor

severely
you

but harshly criticize,

all times

have

the wisdom

patience,yet
alone
not
can

the

firmness

which
you

give, because
wisdom but

have love

only
in

the

the

inherent

the

spirit.
81

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

As

you in the

thus

learn

to

deal

with

self your-

of love, you spirit


to

will with

learn,
your

also, how
fellowmen. As
you

deal

in

love

find
of

gentleness and

due

preciati apto

every

effort conducive
your

the

spiritual development of
man

ural nat-

(or child),
to

you

will

find,

also, that
are

gentleness and
the
of fellow

appreciation
creatures.

conducive

regeneration and
into

betterment Thus "Love

your
you

will which

put
the

practice the
the

is

of fulfilling

law."
Love is
not

only the redeeming


but

and

regenerating power,
makes
He is for

it is that which

perfection.
has
in his heart

who

love, which
manifest visible is the

make will finally invisible, fruit of


of

the

love, which
character. is
no

perfection
In there love is
no

there

condemnation,
is
no

there partiality;
82

seeing

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

of
no

evil; there

is

no

limitation; there
love

is

respect of persons. To find, then, that


to

is of

God

is

find the make

and

light that shall shine upon glorious your earthly nature.


fundamental
more

Study
you

these know the

truths,
still and
more

if

would

and

concerning
Withdraw
more

illimitable

less. bound-

your

thoughts
narrowness

more

and

from

the

of

petty
and

conditions wonderful You


will

; fix them

upon the

the

vast

reality of
then

Infinite. conditions.

redeem and
at

In the first and


and

morning
last

night
the

let your

supreme
move

thought be of Divinity, in
and have
your

tic majesyou

which

live and Make for the

being.
and

ready
duties

your

mind

body
of

and

experiences
in

the

day, by living continually

the

ing shin-

light of "I,
as

this

thought:
mind and

spirit-soul, having
83

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

body,
and
me

move

among midst

the
of

people about
As God of the the
is my

me

in
as

the
one

conditions

around ance radiin my

illuminated. the
open

of

Spirit
the radiance

of

spirit,I
and

doors of and

mind

let the every

spirit permeate
in every

thought
the

shine

word.
power

With

consciousness
power

that

all

is God's

and I

edge all knowlrealize

God's
in that the
me

knowledge,
through
who
me

that

and it is
no

God

speaks; dispenses

longer I, the mortal, but I,


lives and
of

immortal, bounty
while If you

the

God."
ten this,
or

repeat

fifteen minutes
you

still in
go

your
as

chamber,
one

will

indeed

forth

illumined.

No
you, your

words, however
no

harsh, will hurt


move

discord

will clouds
your

you

from
or

serenity,no
veil from

of

evil

fear

will His
or

sight the light of


you

presence;
are

and, whether
you

speak
or

silent, whether
84

sleep

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

wake,
your known

the

quality of light

your

spirit and
be
felt

consciousness
as a

will
to

and

those

who

sit in

darkness.

This

is the

goal toward
your

which lead

your you. you

aspirationsand If, for


lose your of may
a

desires
or a or

moment

period,
the
brance remem-

high
your

outlook

spiritual being,
in the winds
of the
storm

you
or

be

caught by high

of fear

buffeted
and the

the
waves

of
sea

adversity,
of human

ignorance.
Recall

yourself quickly.
to

Fly again
sure

the
"

rock His

which

is your

foundation

all-encircling
condemnation

Presence.

Remember

"

have

no

for yourself
or

or

for

any

person,

thing,
*

condition. Take the broad


view
on

all

tions. ques-

85

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Look

for that which

is back

of every

condition. Thus

only will
the
in

you

be

able

to

velop de-

inner

sight or
to

spiritual perception

relation

outer

things.
mountain
moment

It is step
of

truth

may

by step that the be climbed, and

that the spiritual by moment, be brought into the natural may The
sea

power life. of

of

light is
wherein
not

the

realm

derstanding un-

there be

is

nothing
and

hidden

that

will

revealed. grow
of
more

Let
more

the

light of

love

into the

radiance

the

perfect
He
tain perunto

day.

"According
hath

to

His
us

divine

power

given
unto

unto

all

things that
are

life;whereby

given

us

exceeding great and precious promises that by these ye might be partakers


nature;
never

of the Divine

for

if ye

do
"

these II.
"

things

ye

shall

stumble."

Peter, Chapter

I.
86

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

/ have
I.

learned

in this

chapter:
limited be

That
of

personal and

ards standquished, relin-

knowledge
if not

must

in accord

with

universal

truth.
II.

The That

power

and

scope

of
to

thought.
learn
to

III.

it is necessary

be

still in mind

in order

to

receive

terior in-

knowledge.
IV.

The

danger
to

of

wrong

habits

of

thinking.
V. VI.

How To

overcome a

fear.

take

broad

view

on

all

questions.
VII.

That

love

is the

lightof

life.

87

EVERY

HOUR

OF

TODAY,

MUST

SET

GUARD

OVER

MY

THOUGHTS

THAT

THEY

MAY

BUILD

BEAUTY

INTO

MY

MIND,

BODY

AND

VIRONMENT. EN-

For
as

he

thinketh

in

his

heart,
so

is

he.
"

Proverbs
23,
7.

Chapter
THE
Thought
herself
and
nor as none

ILLUMINED
is best of
nor

LIFE
the
mind trouble
any

when
the

is

gathered
her,

into

things

neither when but

sounds,
she is has

sights,
little
as

pain,
to
"

nor

pleasure,
the

possible being.

do

with

body,

aspiring

after

true

Socrates.

ITH
eome

the
new

spiritual
powers.

life

will

There

will of

be

now

the

necessity

conscientiously

using
As

every
we

faculty.
have
seen

the
we

possibility
shall
see,

of

regenerating
the

the

will,
of here of
us

also,
the

possibility
and

regenerating again
the
new

judgment,
great
for

will

be

the

advantage
this

spiritual
standards

basis,
and

gives

high
With

outlooks. the clearer


as

insight
to

comes

clear class

discrimination

the

right

of

91

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

thought
There which Put like

and

the

right
thing give

mode

of

cedure. pro-

is
you

one

especially
earnest

to

should all

heed: is

aside
an

prejudices. Prejudice
wall, which from

adamantine the mind

vents prethat

perceiving
and
into

which As warmth
your

is
you

beyond.
grow
more more

the

and
love you
as

tenderness melt

of the

love-life, walls,
of
not

will

away the be

these

and

will
you

find would
letter for

blessedness done

"doing
because bids
you

by,"
but

of

the do

of the

law, which
cause beyour

duty's sake,

of the

sweet

spontaneity of

loving spirit.

Having
your
own

this close "natural

acquaintance with

man," knowing
the

its

follies and
you your

and

weaknesses, its yearnings spiritual life,


man" of
the "natural

strivings after
will

know

brother.
92

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

You
you yours.

will would

judge
like
to

his

weaknesses him

as

have

judge

You in his
in

will

be

able

to

imagine yourself
with him

place

and

sympathize

his

discouragements, his hopes and


little child and
to

his

circumstances. distressing the as Thinking of him

who

needs
you

training,teaching
thereby be
able
true

ing, lovserve

will

him

in the

brotherly spirit.
a

If he has

committed is

wrong

against
his
to

society and
and
will

pursued
to

with
you,

tion condemnaas

punishment,
seek the

ther, bro-

comfort and

and better

lead

him

into

higher
be done

way.

This
your

will

by
your

your

sympathy,
that the

good

advice,
you

heartfelt know

lowship, fel-

for
more more

will has he

widely he deeply does advice, and


have
no

transgressed,the
need your love

and

service.

You

prejudice against him,


93

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

even

though
and

his

acts

must

be
for

tenanced discounyou

forbidden,
him
as

will

be able You

to

separate
see

from

his acts.

will

him
"

God's

child, in

his natural

state

weak, erring, sinful,


his
tial spiritual,essen-

unhappy;
soul

yet, in

being, strong and in God's family.


the
same

perfect
will

as

any

In God's

way in

you

see

all love
or

children will
as
an

this

spiritual
woman

light. You
child,
may
not

judge

man,

offender, however
to

he ards, stand-

offend but
as

according
one

human

of
not

the

"little ones."
you

This
to

would
in

be

possiblewere
heart
any

harbor

your

kind

of

prejudice.
You
see

people whose
from of

principles are
whose

totallydifferent
be

yours,

derstanding un-

life

and

religion
yours;

may

exactly opposite from


no

yet,

having

prejudice
oneness

in your

alizing heart, re-

the

of
94

the

perfect law,

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

you
to

will

give

to

every

one

his

liberty

live his life of how His


tastes to

according
live it.

to

his conception

may

lead
that
are

him
not

to

seek

piness hapways.

in ways

your

Yet time and

you,

knowing
desire

that the

in

fullness

of

he will

highest and best,


wait with his

desiring, will seek, can

patience and
You
in will

charity for
thus
with learn
your
to
own

turning.

live,not

only
in

harmony

soul, but

harmony
Your

with

all souls.

come discriminatingfaculty will beways keen, clear, penetrating, yet alphere atmostempered with the warm of your loving heart.
true

The
strict

life

can

only be based
learned be

on

justice.
you

When
to

have

to

just

yourself, you will be just to your will be brother, and this exact justice
allied

always

to

the supreme
95

quality,
"

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

the LOVE.

one

which

embraces

all, namely:

In this continuous be

practice there
to

will

increasing readiness
word and

adjust your
always
With
of

thought,
the will

action

from
tice prac-

spiritual viewpoint.
come

knowledge
life.

how

to

adjust yourself definitelyto


in the
natural

every

tion rela-

Not
to

but knowledge only this,


a new

of how and

gain

influx

of

light,life

power

from

above.
is the

Judgment
reason

fine balance

between

and

intuition.
determines the
natural

Judgment
on

the and

use

of

telligen in-

the

itual spir-

planes.

Attaining
sometimes

to

that

clear

inner

vision

called

spiritual perception,
the
same

and
and

exercising
will be

intelligently
whole with the acter charsense

conscientiously,your

permeated
96

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

of

equity,which
The

is the

side spiritual

of

justice. judgment
life.
many

faculty regenerated is
the

the mediator the natural the

between

spiritualand

With
of the

and

varying phases
referred
to

thought-realm,
lesson,you
a

in

the last
to

will

find it necessary

have what

keen
to

discrimination, not
or

only mind,

of

accept
that

to

reject,of the
your of
to

many

thoughts
to

contact

but that

determine desire

the kind
to

knowledge yourself.
to

you

draw

For

this it will

be necessary
the

study
tract at-

carefully the positive and


aspects
of

negative
will

consciousness,which
or

specificknowledge
To be in
with either for
a

conditions.

positivemood
will
or

is to be
on

tered cen-

the

turned

an

idea

good
in
a

for evil.

To

be

passive mood

is to
the

be
will

mentally

drifting, allowing
97

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

to

be

easily influenced
be

or

swayed by
in

conditions. conflicting One


may
or

positive

negative
in

thoughts
In

qualities,or, negative
or

good thoughts
an

qualities.

intense is

positive state powerful


is of which
for

of

tion, emo-

thought
to

and like

attracts

itself that
of the
a

which
mood

quality.
your

Beware

makes

thought
For To

magnet

attractingwrong

conditions.

example:

or yield yourself to grief, anger kind, causes intensity of any your

thought
to

to

draw
for

its the
in

kind; time,
that it what

or,

possibly,
whole

submerge,

your

consciousness

particular
it may.

thought-current,be
The
anger,
same

quality
that

thought indicated grief, etc., is negative in


of

by
the

way
no

darkness for

is

negative.
the

It

has

reason

being, except

sence ab-

of its

opposite.
98

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Avoid
in

negative thoughts,at
to

all

times,

order In

avoid will

negative conditions. practicallyrealize


hopeful, joyous
the

this,you
benefit and
of

the

happy,

moods,

will

perceive

law,

as

exemplified in these
It is and truth

illustrations.

urged

that

you

practice again
the

again,
that

every

moment,

highest

you

know.
tablish day by day, esright feeling and

Moment the

by moment,
habit of

right thinking,
to

and

when

you

desire erately delib-

accomplish
sit down

any

specificend,
and
think

earnestly,

intensely, upon
If it be formulate

that

subject.
you

knowledge
your

would
in

tain, at-

desire

specific

terms,
For

as

to

what

knowledge.

instance:
you

Suppose
on

desire
of in
99

to

know

thing some-

the

law say

thought
words

ence. transferthese:

Then

like

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

"/

desire

to

know

the

law

of thought
words affirm know
the

transference"

Having
earnestly,
with

said
after

these
some

or

similar

moments

equal

earnestness:

"2

governing thought transference" Then wait. Keep the mind open, ready for the answer.
As said in the
last

law

lesson,everything mind;
that
to
a

depends
yet, you
of

upon

the stillness of the notice mind the

will the

necessity

holding
is

sue particular is-

emphasized.

Practice
minutes
at
a

focussing
spent
until

the

mind,
able

ten

time, gradually increasing


you upon you
are

the hold

time
your
as

to

attention

the

specific
but first,

thought
It with makes
may

long
prove
as

as

desire.
at

difficult
other

this,
for

things, practice
is absolutely

perfection. Practice
to

essential

proficiency.
a

Meditation

is

total
100

abandonment

THE

ILLUMINgp

,"lEEi V -';,"":
'

of
to

all the

thought?" a complete subject in


of

surrender
a

hand

and

passive

expectancy

response.

Having given yourself earnestly to either exercise, for the required time, duties with the and go about your rise, happy assurance be answered,
receive It
come

that what

you
are

ask will

when

you

ready

to

it. be
you

may

that
are

your

answer

will

sitting. If not, be assured that you will receive it, sooner when or moment later, perhaps some
you least

while

expect
come
as a

it.

It may

directly into

your

sciousness con-

thought.
in
a

It may conversation

be

revealed with
a

book
or

or

in
a

friend,
some

in

dream,
your

or

through
routine
are

incident

in

daily
our

work. the
ways

So

infinite

and His

means

by which
that

Father

reaches

dren chil-

all

things are
101

significant.

TPJE

ILJLUMINED

LIFE

Only Only Only


utter

the

ear listening

catches
realm. is

tions vibra-

from

the

higher
the

the

faithful
from

heart

worthy
is able
._

of

revelations
the

Inmost.

'discreet
out

tongue

to

words

of the law. you


to to

So,
times

it behooves

keep
receive

at

all

responsive
from which will increase

the
you

Infinite may

gence Intellithat

which and

upbuild
your ye

your

life powers

life
sow,

knowledge.
that
shall ye

"Whatsoever

reap."
Whatsoever due the

thoughts
return

you

think,

in

time, will

again, laden

with

good
will and

or

ill which

they carried

forth. You
more

see
more

that you
upon you

are

now

living
analyze,

the

subjective
to

plane, and,

as

continue

classify and
your
more

understand

faculty of

experiences, comes bejudgment


your

keenly developed.
102

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

With

fine

insight

and

the

delicate

weighing of qualitieswhich makes possible,you become equipped


the in the
use

judgment more fully


faculties.

of

your

Forget not, that


as

it is in

natural

self is made

proportion subservient,
tible suscep-

that

you,
to

the

spirit,are
reliance
man

more

the

Divine

Presence. upon

It is this which makes and


for

the

Divine

God's
him

greatest
to

strumen indained or-

enables

be

the

great ministry.
man

It is the
to

destiny of
the in whose

the

creation,
and ness like-

become

perfect expression of

the

Creator,
he

image

is made.
progress of

The
in the

attainment

is shown the the

degrees expressed, that is,in going from glory to glory. By


of

use

those
of
an

given in physical life, there


faculties

the is

ginning betained at-

understanding
excellence.
103

of

variety,

and multiplicity,

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Use order

the
to

power
more.

which

you

have

in

attain

The

more

is
that

not

that is
use

which

is

ated, cre-

but

which faithful

cause expressed beof what you

of your

have.

If,

in

your

daily life,you
of have created

find

an

increasing
not

consciousness

love,
more

it is

that that

you your

love,
has
panded ex-

but

consciousness
to

to

feel and thus

express

more.

You
is
a

will

perceive
between and
a

that
an

there
lectual intel-

great

difference

apprehension By realization
To
a

soulful

alization. re-

is

meant

feeling.
pause for

put the
and words

matter

simply:
of the
a

moment

think uttered

difference

between
mere

by

machine,
and

a a

piece

of

mechanism,

by
to

soul.

Love,
soul.

life,

power

"

belong

the

104

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

The
every

fullest

expression

to

these

on

plane

of existence

is necessary

to

the

perfecting of

every
to

character. express

Therefore, seek Trinity


and
act.

vine this Diword

in

every

thought,

When
ocean

you

wish

to

draw

from
out

the
into
at

of

wisdom,
of the

try this,go

the silence

night, look
be
of

up

the

shining
Let
with the

stars.

your

soul

filled and
the

thrilled
eant. pag-

majesty

glorious

Circling paths
indeed which smaller

of the

the

planets
includes in the

are

symbols
circles
sweep.

of

Divine

thought
all finite in-

transcends of

and

causation

Realize

this,and
sense

with
of

new,

vinely di-

exalted

the

All-Being,
awe

filled with
to

the has

reverential

of

one

whom

been

given
105

glimpse

of

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Infinity, you
the

are

then

open

to

the

Vast,

Eternal, and
in

Boundless.
this

Returning
dreamless

mood
come

in

your

sleep will
every of
avenue

through
streams

of

floating in mind, your

knowledge things.
not

concerning deep
be conscious when
you

and

hidden
may you from in due

You of what

know

or

have
your

gained
beneficent
will

awake

tutelage.
souls. law

Yet,
of

time, you
that
will

speak words
many
a

wisdom You will in and

feed

understand

higher
will

and
peace

that

understanding
will

be

power.

More
to

and and

more

you

learn

how from

ask

receive

illumination

the

Highest.
after

Ever the Ever

will

your

heart

long
the be The

for

perfected expression of
after will your inner with Life!
106

ideal!
tranced en-

eye of

this

glimpse

lumined Il-

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

I have
I.

learned

in this

chapter:
one

That

prejudice
to

is

of

the

greatest obstructions
II. III. IV.

spirituallife. good
the

The The How

power

of

Love.

value
to

of

judgment. positive
and

attain

mood.
V.

The

secret

of

concentration

meditation.
VI.

How

to

gain
meant

wisdom

and

power.
VII.

What

is

by

the

LUMINED IL-

LIFE.

107

MUST WORD LIGHT

MAKE
AND ACT

EVERY SHINE

THOUGHT,
WITH TODAY.
THE

OF

THE

SPIRIT,

Arise,

shine;

for

thy
is

light
risen

is

come,

and
"

the

glory of the Lord


60
',

upon

thee.

Isaiah

/.

109

Chapter
THE
THREE-FOLD

VI
PLANE

OF

BEING
The end
is

of

progress

is The

unity.
soul,
to

The

end which

of

degradation
ascends,
tends

division.
more

therefore,
union with

and Divine.

more

and

absorption

with

the

HE should
of of

illumination induce and

of

soul

felicitation

mind

regeneration

body.
of the
comes

As
of

result

spiritual viewpoint
into
new

life,

the

soul

sciousness con-

of Good
to

her

grand
determines

possibilities.
the power

judgment adjust
or

change

relations.

With fine
one

spiritual

understanding, polarized
you may

with
will
plish accom-

judgment,
with what reward the
you

with

at

Divine,
will. the

Glorious

ments achieve-

intelligent
in

direction

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

of

psychic,
Man
is
a

mental triune

and

physical
of

forces.

being, functioning plane activity

on

the

three-fold

called
mental

respectively, the
and the

physical, the
dual.

psychical.
the

Each The called


or

phase of
ego
or

trinityis
is

individual
soul

commonly
lower

soul; but
side
of

is the

half mediate inter-

earth

and spirit,

is the mind.

between

spirit and

Spirit is
individualized Unmanifest Source.

the

divine, the perfect, the

off-spring of
"

the with

great
its

always

at

one

From

psyche, the Greek


word
relates

word

for

soul, originates the

psychical,
to

meaning
its

that which
on

soul

and
or

experiences

the

intermediate mind

subjective plane
Spirit.
The
ego,

between

and

that

is the be half
112

dual

individual,
to
a

Spirit-soul, may
globe, the
upper

compared
of

which, being

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

pure

God

essence,

is

ever

in the the
same

light.
sence, es-

The

under and

half, is
manifests and

of of

is that aspect

spiritcalled
bodied em-

soul

which
matter

through
in the

exists

shadow

of

earthly experiences.
The
upper half

is is

spirit that which


"

is illumined the child of

and

the

higher
or

self,

God,

the

Christ,
forever

Only
the

Begotten,
bosom

dwelling
Father. half

in

of the

The
the

under

is the
in

dreaming
its from

ego,

unwakened

soul

ignorance, God,
sense

thinking
vaguely
that

itself separate

and
periences ex-

groping
to

through
in

find
can

external

things
in

peace

which union

only be found
God.
refer
to

conscious

with which
are

Experiences

the

itual spir-

consciousness
as

properly designated

spiritual, meaning
which
113

thereby
the

their

spiritualquality.
relate
grop-

Experiences

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

ing, matter-shadowed
aspects
of

soul

to

the

omenal phen-

the

intermediate

realm,
In
we

are

psychical.
center

the

(the

invisible

realm)
visible

find On

the

One, Unity.
circumference

the

(the

realm) variety, diversity. Spirit and


duality
in the

soul

constitute

the

first

trinityof Being.
intellect and

Intuition

and

constitute

the

second; character
The
or intellect,

body, the third. faculty


of

rational

mind,

which

is

tains continually active, at-

knowledge
intuition,is the
receives conscious

The through reason. receptive faculty and

knowledge
reason.

direct, or
awaken

without

Experiences
or

which

tion aspiraof

revelation
are

concerning truth

Being
and

transcend include and

which spiritual. Those activities, ordinary mental

phenomenal

ing sight, hear-

feeling are

psychical.
114

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Experiences which
mind mental.
or

relate of

to

states

of

to

processes

thinking, are
to
are

Experiences which
or

relate

the
on

body
the

physical
Relations

environment

physical plane.
and be conditions
on

these attitude

planes

may

changed by
toward

the

of consciousness

them.

hending Appre-

the

plane,

man

of the spiritual significance edge aspires to spiritualknowlhimself that


to

and

relates

spiritual
from the

Being, realizing Spirit that


In
to

it is

all

light proceeds.
as

proportion
the illumination

he

raises

his

sciousness con-

spiritual plane
or

will

be

his

light
been

on

the

chical psy-

plane.
What vague, that before had

mysterious,
on

shifting and
now

unsatisfying
clear.

plane

becomes

standing Under-

and

controlling his physical


learn
115

nature, he may

how

to

govern

and

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

control
nature.

his

psychical and
the that
mental

emotional

In

the his
to

same

way
so

spirituallight
he understands faculties
on

floods how thus

soul

use

his
his

and that
ter mas-

control

relationships
he
on

plane. Similarly, may


of the

become

conditions

the

physical.
matter

Simply stated,the
be summed
up

whole

may

in

this: his

He
controls

who his
no

has

found
man.

life in God
there
man,

life as saying

On

other
for

basis
to

can

be
man wo-

ground
or

every

child:
over

"Your

birthright
all

is

dominion
in your

yourself and
what the

things

world."
for
to
a

Think
to

moment

it

means

be

able
of your

say

to

humblest "You be

and
may

poorest
lift up for the the

God's

children:

head, rejoiceand
the

glad,
you,

glory of

Lord

is within

strength of

the

Spirit is yours;
116

God

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

is

no

respecter

of

persons. this power,

To

you,

therefore, is given
this The that
reason

this perfection,

gracious likeness."
for

this lies in

the

fact

every
nature.

human

being
be
not

has

the

fold three-

If he
may

conscious

of

the

higher, it
him of it.

be your he
may

privilege to
become
scious con-

awaken

that

The and who the

poor

brother in the

who

lies

degraded
is,on

besotted is

gutter is simply he
senses,

living in his physical plane.


idea
of of

that

His

happiness is in the gratification


the
senses,

having
and

his

thought, feeling, desire wholly


He absorbed
in

attention

physical sensations. nothing


rise
upon
to

ignores or
or

knows
any

of any
else is

higher plane
he the has
no

better

life,or
it.

strength to
not to

He

prodigal feeding
you go

husks. with he is love


one

Can
your

him that

in of

heart, knowing
117

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

the he

little ones,
can

and

say

such

words words

as as

understand,
convey your

such

would

sympathy,
in the

your

charity,your
of

belief

possibilities "Come,
I will find be
a a

his

manhood?
to

Say
share

him

directly:
Come
with
to

brother, rise.
my

with
you,

me,

food
you
to

I will I will

place for
comrade

work. I will
can

you.

help
clean

you,

for

I believe

that you and be


your

be

in your

thought
you
can

body.
that
you

I believe
can

that

good,

control work
gether to-

this weakness. for Would


a

Come,

let

us

better,truer
not

manhood." with

this

inspire him
an

hope,
to

with do "I

confidence, with

tion inspirahim
my

to

differentlyand
will

impel
go
to

say:

arise and

Father!"
This
of of

would

mean

to

him and

the

tion crea-

perfect harmony,
power
on

rium equilibplane,

the
118

threefold

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

and

with
be

this

established,he could
to

no

longer
useless.

contented

lie besotted

and

With in your

the heart

same as

motive that with

and

feeling
you you
demnation) con-

which

approached
have

the

other, (remember,
all you

put

away
can

prejudices and
not

go

to

the poor,

homeless

outcast, yes

the
to

Magdalene,
her:

despised of all,saying
turn

"Sister,
holy
late.

your

face
now can.

to to

the

light,forget the
the
not
me

past, begin
life.

live It is Let

pure,
too

You is the
you

Now

time.
not

help you."
her
to

Could
a
new

persuade
and and

make her

beginning
the
grow

finallylead
sunny

upon

high
the

tablelands,
blossoms
of

where her To you and

beautiful

spiritualnature?
the
not

abused, neglected child


Can teach

can

speak words

of encouragement you

comfort?

not, by trusting
the

his

honor,

him
119

beauty

of

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

truth hearted It which which forth and


is

speaking,
obedience?
this is in
as

of

happy,
in

sunny-

love
a

given

childhood
from

hidden
years

treasury
he that may

mature

draw
sweetest

memories best.

of

all

is

It is this the the


faith

love, also, which


to

may

nish fur-

strength
to

resist in

temptation,
face of

believe there

the

versity adlove

that is
sure.

is One

whose

Whenever

you
a

meet

child

on

the his soul.

street, stop
eyes

moment,

look

into

and

give him

the best in your

This

is your

privilege,your
you

precious

opportunity.
In this way will
enter

upon
to

your

divinely appointed mission


into
all the

go

forth

world

heal deliverance In

the
to

preach the gospel, broken-hearted, preach


and

the
you

captives.
will
120

this way

redeem

those

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

who

are

held

in
or

bondage

on

the and
of

sical, phylift the and

mental

psychic plane
consciousness is
of
no

them

into

the

spirit,where
where the

there

bondage

light
been

God's

Presence

always
There

shines.

have
of

given, so
need
of
to

trations far, illusbe lifted ness. consciouson

those

who

from

the As

physical plane
there
are

sufferers of

the

physical plane
mental
or

because

physical,
the
mental

psychical
also sufferers

transgressions,
on

there and

are

psychic planes.
transgressor
is he

The

who
or,

on

any

plane either
deviates and

knowingly,
from

ingly unknowis

that

which

just

right.
transgressor
dominates
will
on or

The

the mental

plane
who for

is he who
of

subjugates those
himself
or

weaker

than his

willfully uses
evil.

mental

faculties

121

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

On

this

plane

it

will
of

require

greater

concentration

your

loving
ance, persever-

quality, much
in order self-will of
to

patience and
to

penetrate
an one.

through
But
can

the
not

such

do

despair
think
to

serve

him.
as, in the

You

always
when

of

him

spirit, ble susceptisome

the

light, and
least
aware,

day,

you

are

the

love-flower

may The

blossom

in his heart. of

conditions
are so

human that
many

ment developphases
to

varied

and

shadows

of darkness

will need the

be

penetrated by the light before

fect per-

awakening.
Yet the
in

the

wonderful
of

provision
every

for
our

development
has
many

soul,
which

Father
ever

devices
an

ate operof

through

infinite

variety
the

channels.

Though
of
your

you

may in

not

see

effect
member re-

effort

individual

cases,

this

: no

good
122

seed

is

ever

lost.

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Some

time, somewhere
the

in from

the
your

Great
ing lovtribute con-

Forever,
to to

light ray
be

spiritwill
the
your

felt,and
and

thus those

perfection of thought
moment

souls have

whom

service

been

given. Living every


best in

up

to

your
to

highest aspiration
your

and

according
you

knowledge,
your
own

establish and the

harmony beings.
You

being
all

right relationship toward


know

living

now

your

thoughtexperiences

quality
you

determines

the

attract;
you

how,
will

by

serving
his

your

brother,
and

stir toward

itual spirabove

consciousness
more

ing, awakenand

than

all in

all, you
you

know
find

how,
that which

this

ministry
ness near-

will
to

wonderful will enable

God,

you

to

be

as

light shining
you

in darkness. realize that it is

In

time

will
123

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

not

you

who

work, but the Father


of your will

who

dwelleth In
many

in you. individual revealed


to

this view
truths

soul,
your

be the

mind

that and

unlock

mystery

of

acter char-

temperament.
see

You

will

the

of impossibility

true

judgment,

when

viewpoint of

judging only from appearances ; but, the


Whole,
conveys

the

prehensi aptrue

of the

understanding. Through this,


charity,
the
one

you

may
all

have

all
for

all

love
no

and
matter
ever

patience
attain

who,

how
to

degraded,
tion. perfecthese vidual indi-

apparently tends
The three

perfect balance

between the

planes of being makes

harmonious, complete in each department of his nature, capable of seeing, feeling and
of wisdom Do
you
see

acting
and
vast
124

as

one

sessed pos-

power. the difference

how

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

in

quality and
"I"
the is
to

character

between
to

those
lowest

whose
or

polarized

the

highest plane?
which
results

Intensity of interest determines


of attention of and

tensity in-

in distributio

energy, is

consequent

activity. This
To be

polarization.
on

polarized
mean
an

the active

physical practical
to

plane would pleasures and


external

with sense-life,

social duties,interests,
all

that

pertains

the

world.
on

Polarization
would
of
mean

the

mental

plane

intellectual

pursuits, love
with

scientific

knowledge
facts deductive

specific

predilection for analyzing, classifying


and

arranging

or

knowledge reasoning.

gained through
The
would

negative
create

side
the
of

of

this

plane
nant domi-

in

disposition,aggressive
argument,

will, love
characteristics.

125

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

The

positive side

would

indicate

clear, logical perception, with


for management of details
on

capacity

in affairs.

Polarization
would
mean

the

psychical plane
of terest in-

preponderance

in

emotional

experiences.
this would
duce pro-

On

the

negative side impulses


of

great
sudden

sensitiveness,violent emotion,

and

great

enthusiasm, susceptibilityto psychical and


On the

mental,

physical conditions.
it would cate indi-

positive side

high aspirationsand inspirations, deep sympathy, clear intuition,pure devotional fervor,creative giftsand the that both quickly feels and sensibility
is also truths.

capable

of

expressing spiritual

You
is
use on

can

see

at

once

that

the

acter charis full

poised only
three

when

there

and these

perfect control

of every

faculty

planes of being.
126

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

The
and

reason

that

this is

emphasized
of the

re-emphasized,

is because

necessity of
love.

cultivating the
is the

God-like

This
which this from sheds
mental

love

light of
man.

the

spirit
When it does it

is inherent is

in every

uncovered,

coming
realm
upon

as

the

highest

of the

Being,

its radiance and


man a

psychical,
the

whole

physical planes, until is "born again" and


creature."
is illumined
nature

comes be-

"new

He in his the

who

by love's light
is

emotional

inspired by
find and
pression ex-

true

feeling
in
true

which

will

thought
that
you

true

action.

of

By true, is meant the spirit, hence


descent of

which may

is
trace

true

the

direct is

what,
the

in

spirit,
in

love; in the soul, sympathy;

the

mind,

charity;

in

hood. life, Brother-

127

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

This

is the which

grand

consummation

wards to-

humanity

everywhere

is

hastening.
Since
express

the
the

destinyof
heavenly

every

soul

is

to

through
from should

the

earthly,it is essential
and every
to

that the

heavenly,
the be

step of the process


the

within

without,
and
to

known, understood
With
you lack

practiced.
find wherein

this

key, seek

balance.
you
are

If
to

temperamentally
on

inclined

polarization
that

the

physical plane,
ing withdrawfrom
your

counteract

tendency by
somewhat

your

interest

the

purely physical, through


of

change
will
large en-

view

concerning things which


on

it.

This

your

conception of life and


lie back
of human

of

hidden

experience

every

plane.
the
outer

Understanding

that
128

is the

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

clothing of the long before


Into
To

inner may

it will look
eye lie

not

be

you

great Nature's
see

open

within

it

trembling

The

portrait of the Deity


are

If
to

temperamentally
love

you

inclined

polarize on

the mental

plane, modify
and

your

of dominance

aggressive
for

assertion,by constantly realizing that


however
or

strong

your

reason

nation explaare

insistent of of
so

direction, there
end
to

other other those In

ways
ways

gaining knowledge
attaining the
cultivate

and than
you.

which

strongly appeal

other

words,
association

charity

for

others' in every

opinions and

earnestly practice
both

sympathy and

forbearance. If
you

find

yourself temperamentally
on

polarized
inclined
has
to

the

psychical plane,
because
some
one

feel hurt
more

received
or

attention
to
129

than emotions

self, youras

to

yield

such

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

fear, anger, jealousy, et cetera, open yourself to the reception of the warming, spiritual quality
which
all thinketh
no

of

that

love

evil, which
all

hopeth
and

things, endureth
all

things,

beareth

things. adjustment living


teach
you

This

perfect

within
in the

yourself, this
love how
to

constant

atmosphere
and the

will

exactly
ments environyou

adjustyourself to people

your

with

whom

are

associated.
It may be that
are

even

in

your

family

relations and

there

misunderstandings

unpleasantness.
lies your

If so, here

great

nity. opportu-

First the

of

all, realize
in

that the

it is

not

in

motives, but
that

sions misapprehenis

inharmony
that

originates. It
be
been

not

intentional, but
must

temperamental
overcome.

antagonism
If
your

light

has
130

first

uncov-

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

ered, it remains steadily,


illumined those about
that

for
not

you

to

hold

it

so

by
you.

its

only may you radiance, but

be all

If you

continuallyseek

to

live

on

the

highest plane, consciously receiving and consciously using the divine potency,
the
silent

influence will When


your

even

from
as

your upon

presence
waters.

be

oil

troubled
very the
tone

you

speak, the
convey

of
answer

voice that

will turneth

"soft

away

wrath." One

thing is
is the

most.essential
in all

in

family

relationships,yes,
and
soul

relationships,

that is
must

recognition that every destiny, working out its own


be left free
to

and

develop

its

individuality without
or

coercion,
influence.
say
or

demnation con-

undue
you
can

Whatever

do

in

ing lovthat

spiritthat

will
131

be

accepted,

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

say

or
or

do.

help
In the

Having guide, leave

done the

your results. and

best

to

all your

thoughts
nothing.

words

let

light shine.
at

Murmur
no

Have
your

no

grets, re-

grief,even

though

sel, coun-

your

proffered help
fail hundreds

be

rejected
but

with You

scorn.

may
on

of times

keep
that

trying, believing and


is
to

trusting
and will

God
you your

your

Helper

bring
In
nearest

victory.
attitude

toward

even

the

and

dearest, remember
to

they
to
are

do God.
not

not

belong
In the
sons

you;

they belong
sense

larger
and

they

daughters, yoiur wife. They or father, mother, husband


your
are

your

brothers
are

and

sisters. the
same

They
road If
to

souls
same

traveling on goal.

the

they

see

from differently
132

you

it is

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

simply because
stage of

they

are

not

in the

same

development.
cannot not
see as

They they have

you

see

because them
as

your

viewpoint. Let
or

alone, love
seems

them, speak
know their

be
in

silent the

best, but
of time

that

ness fullforth
rected resur-

light will
be
as

shine those

and

they, too,
into
new

will

light.
in this chapter:
of
trol intelligent con-

/ have
I.

learned reward the

The and

direction

of

individual

forces.
II.

That

must

understand

the

ferent dif-

phases
in and round That order
out

of

my
to

being
better

and those

ality person-

phases
is

my

character.

III.

the

practice of charity
and

real
IV.

brotherhood. The

quality
I
must

classification

of

thought.
V.

That
to

understand

myself

in

order

understand
133

others.

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

VI.

That

all souls

are

on

the way

to

perfection.
VII.
am

That

by
all

living my
others
to

highest
live

helping highest.

their

134

WILL THAT MAY

WATCH

CAREFULLY NOT MOTIVE INTERPRETER

TODAY,
SELFISHNESS,
OF
EVERY

LOVE,
BE
THE

ACTION,
EVERY

THE

OF

EXPERIENCE.

If

any

man

will

do whether

His

will, he
it

shall

know whether

of

the I

doctrine,
of

be

of
7,

God,
17 \

or

speak

myself.

"

John

13S

Chapter
RULES OF
It soul than
is

VII PRACTICE

FOR LIFE
better
to to master

THE

PRINCIPLES
be
master

of

self

and

direct

the

be

of

the

universe.

make

the

matter

more

clearly

understood the best


means

cerning con-

for

maintaining
developing
nature,
are

harmony
in

and fold threetions instrucyour

the

faculties

this

certain

special
concerning

here
mental

given
and is
an

physical,
The

psychical
instrument for the

being.
used
sion expres-

physical
soul

by

the of As
an

and life of

mind the

the

individual. the

instrument

body
Every

should
organ
if

be

kept

in its

good
proper

order.

having
healthy

function,
it
137

in

state,

makes

possible

for

all

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

work
manner.

to

be

done

in

the

most

perfect
as

Clean,

wholesome and
as

conditions

to

environment, food, (such


are

simple

nutritious

fruits, nuts, salads, vegetables)


be
most

necessary.

Meals and
eaten

should in the
state

taken

regularly
and Fresh monious har-

happy
of

of

mind.

air,

bathing
be the You

and

plenty
find

exercise
every in of

should

programme

for

day.
out

will
of
to

that

carrying
the
at

this mode

life,it is
do all

greatest

advantage
times and

things

regular
ness. faithful-

with

unrelenting

Upon
of

time

The

systematic arrangement much depends. body, as well as the mind,


your habits.
you

is

subject to habits, not easier,but

It is therefore establish because it


138

portant im-

that

the it be

right
be the of

only
because

will

will

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

greatest importance

in your

character

building.
Here which and whole After clothed have
room. a

is takes

special physical
but
a

exercise
of time

few and

moments

yet

energizes
bath

invigorates the
before
see

body.
your in free

and

fully
you

the

morning,
of
erect.

that

circulation

air

in your
seven

Stand breaths.

Then,
each

take

deep

With

inhalation

mentally repeat the word : "life" ; with each "health." exhalation, the word:
Then

inhaling slowly, stretch


tense

out

to

the

right and
arm,

the muscles the far


as

of the

right
and

holding
this three

fingers

stiff

stretching as
Do

possible.
exercise

times. the

Then, repeat
the
as
arm

ing by stretchcles mus-

in

front, tensing the


Tense and
arm,

before.

stretch then

the

head, neck; then, left


and left limbs.
139

right

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

After

each
all

withdrawing period of intensity,


energy

and

leaving

each

organ
the

perfectly relaxed, finally tense


whole

body
half

and

then

relax, the

period being
The
these

between about

tensing and
a

relaxing
in

minute.
of

happy
exercises

state
are

mind

which the

practiced
of

and

methodical tend
to

habits insure
a

daily living will


toward the

sound, healthy body. body


material

The
and such the free

mental toward
as

attitude
all

conditions,
be

the

weather, the kind of clothes,


should
or

temperature,
from

entirely
Your

irritation is
your

prejudice. keynote.
should radiate

Harmony

thought and

appearance

harmony. this understanding of the Having necessity of giving due attention and to the body, you are now care proper velopme ready to proceed consciously in the deof your mental
140

powers.

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

To

this end
See

examine wherein

your you
are

habits
are

of

thought.

ing. lack-

If you

find and

that you

unpuncthe the

tual, careless

find superficial,

remedy, by opposite.
See
accurate

persistent practiceof
are

that

you

careful, exact
you

and order
curate ac-

in what may in what be

think,

in

that you

exact, careful
say. your and

and

you

If you

lack

continuity in
this
matter

mental work

take activities, with


you it until

corrected.

On

this

point

will
very
as

find the

practice of
before.

tion concentrasary, neces-

helpful, and

indeed

explained

Concentration attention In make


at to
a

is the
a

abilityto
idea
or

focus

upon
to

definite

word.

order
it
a

cultivate
to

concentration,
minutes

rule
at

practice five

time

stated
one

intervals; that

is,
that

think

upon

subject during

five minutes.
141

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

At

first you

may into

find
your

all

sorts

of and

thoughts coming
you

mind
to

will

say

it is

impossible

keep
or

the

attention

without But
a

interruption
at
a

diffusion. four
one

five minutes

time,
of

times

day,

even

at

the

end

week Then and

will

bring great
the time

results.
to ten

increase
so on.

utes min-

By
to

and

by

you

will

discover,

not

only the abilityto give fixed


any

attention

subject,but
and

an

increased of will

standing underin the

strength accomplishment of any


Then in look
to

purpose.

your

habit

of accuracy

speech.
See whether
are

you

tell

things exactly
you

as

they

and
to

whether
your
own

keep your
standard of

thought justice.
For

true

example,
an

when
at

you
a

agree certain think

to

keep
do

appointment
allow

time,
that
a

not

yourself
142

to

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

few
no

moments

more

or

less

will

make

difference.

Compel
the
may

yourself
mind
of

to to

be be

just by

pelling com-

your

relentless

in

fulfillment be

its

promises.
when

There it is

times, of
you

course,
to

impossible for
on

keep

your

pointme ap-

the
see

minute;
no

less, nevertheto

you

should
of

obstacle

the You
at

fulfillment should
the
see

your
at

promise.
that

yourself
time. then

place
to

appointed
will
you

The
care

effort of

get

there Thus

take be

itself.
a

will

building
mental

tion founda-

for

character the

by cultivating and fibre,the


child which
til Unthe and

developing right
The needs the
natural moral lower

right

tone.

self is like

training and
spiritual man
man

development.
is awakened

expresses

thoughts
the

feelings which
self.

originate in

lower

143

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Habits have been

of

thought, therefore,which
childish, weak
and See acterless charthat
to

must

be

changed.
of

you

use

your

power

thinking

good
what

purposes

by

recognizing
at

that

is worth well.

thinking
the words
be of
more

all is worth

thinking Emerson,
in

Adapting

of
"

our

wise
acter, char-

it may

said

using

place
"is
a

"A

day""
mechanism

ACTER CHARcloth that and

magnificent

than

any

muslin, the

makes
you

it is shall
not

infinitelycunninger
conceal

ulent, the sleezy, fraudyou

rotten

thoughts
nor

have any

slipped
honest

into

the
or

piece

fear

that
or

thread

straightersteel
shaft
will
not

more

flexibl inthe

testifyin

web."

By
think.

this

you

will

understand,

that
you

character

is made

by the thoughts

144

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Not

less

necessary

than

accuracy

is

sincerity.
He
to must

who

sincerely, honestly
made without
to act

desires hands

build
see

his house it

always that his motive sincere; that


word
every
to

for

any

is
every
comes

thought
or

and others
of

given

self himthe

straight from
earnest

depths
This

his sincere

soul. him

it is which

will

make

compromisin unlation, re-

just,true
and

in every
outcome

the he

practical
becomes

will eration considall men, receive

be

that, as
will

just,in
is due
nor

of that which

to

he

neither

give

yet

unjustly.
To In
illustrate:
your
tural careless, thoughtless, na-

life,you
to
was
over

may from
to

not

have with

scrupled
whom and
it

take

time

those
converse

precious,
did

dally
from

inconsequential
not

matters. to

Perhaps,
take

too, you

scruple
145

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

yourself
pleasure
you
were one

valuable
or

moments

for

fruitless

sluggish
asked
to

dreams.

Or

when
to

give something needy,


demanded
or,

the

who

seemed

who
you

perhaps gifts yield


as or

unjustly
money
or

of
you

of
to

time,

would

the

demand it
was

without

thought
that
one

to

whether

just

to

yourself.
You
would of
see

act

in

the
it
was

easiest

way,

regardless
Do
you
enters

whether
how every
upon

wisest. of

the

element

tice jus-

into think that be

phase
the
money,

of life?
matter

As
may favor the

you
see

you
or

to

give

time

may

the

grossest

injustice to

supplicant.
Do
you

ask
you

why?
may for

Because
an

be

robbing
him
out

him
his

of self-

opportunity
You
to

developing
to

reliance.
upon you

allow him
146

depend
his diffi-

help

of

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

when culties,
most

possibly
lesson

it would him

be
to

the

valuable

for

help
the and
your

himself.

This

is

merely
of

hint

to

show

you

necessity
well the

considering
influence
your

wisely

vast

exerted
own

by
of

thoughts
and also

upon upon

character your

the

characters

brothers.
There when
may

be

times,
money be the

as or

you favor

know,
ingly lov-

the

time,
will and

given, boon,
soul
more

greatest
a

ble possi-

would than

assist

depressed
else
you

anything

might
Of

do.

this, you

must

judge according
think
as

to

circumstances.

Only
who he

and
one

act

always
does

as

one

knows,
because
your

who

what be
you

does,
of

he

knows.

To
that
reason

master

thoughts, and
the
effect

may within

control

impulses, calmly
over

yourself
and
147

of

every

thought

action, failing

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

not

to

remember
in his heart

"that
so

as

man

thinketh

is he."
ing overcom-

By

continuous habits

practice in
of from

wrong all

thinking,
the

you

move re-

obstructions filled with

mind.

It becomes and the

ful bright, beautiwhich

happy
and

thoughts
of

allay

emotions

couragem fear, anxiety, disall


your

vicious, mental
own

conditions; thus, is
operator
with
your

mind

co-

better

nature,

your

spiritualbeing.
The is the
or

soul, as the earth


realm

side The
from

of

spirit, higher,
which of the

of emotion.
is that

spiritual side,
the
warm

comes

bright
is love and

radiance

Spirit.
All

This

wisdom.
and

emotions, when

illuminated
radiance

permeated charged
the This

by love's
the

become

with

gracious qualitiesof
when
not
inforced re-

spirit. psychical being


and

sustained
148

by

spiritual

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

judgment
that

is sensitive
often

to

negative
on

earth

conditions, and depress and


thus
or

takes

feelings
his may

terrify.

One

sensitive, through
emotional realize
that

psychical
see, hear

nature,

and

much

inharmony inate predomIt is here


come

and

discord
on

originate and

the

psychic plane.
see

that he may in
contact

strange strange
on

sightsand
conditions.

with
senses

The called
may

the

psychic
if he be of

plane

clairvoyance and developed and


his these

clairaudience
not
ter mas-

be

through
deal
with
not

knowledge

how may

to

conditions, he

come, be-

but enslaved only influenced,

by them.
The
of
to
one

great and
off
true

throwing
know
your

unfailing method negative conditions, is being


mental violent
149
as

which spirit

is

always
The

free. of

secret

inharmony, changes
of

and irritability

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

mood

often

lies in
from

the

fact

that

these
realm the

influences

the*

psychical
and who is

befog
emotions

the

judgment
of the
one

pervert
not

yet

spirituallyawakened.
From this
source,

also, disturbing

dreams, visions,the
so-called, and
name

seeing
goes

of

ghosts,
the

all that

under

of

psychic phenomena,
to to

originate. polarize
makes thus
sitive sen-

In the

order

strengthen and
the
truth for

mind

which
one

free, it
to

is necessary

make

strong
the

declarations

that from

will all

disconnect

thought wires
it is

negative influences.
such purpose

For
every
room

suggested

that

morning
and stand

you

leaving your night before retiring, every drawing erect, and, after

before

several

nipotent deep breaths,realizingthe omthese aloud Life within, utter :

words

"I,

the

spirit,am
150

strong,

free

and

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

radiant. I
am
or

am

polarized

to

the

est. highfluence inany

not

susceptible to
I
free
or

any

negative thought from


am

source,

whatever.

from

all

negative magnetic,
attraction. I
am

mental

psychical
"

am

individualized
of the

cause, be-

Spirit. light has


no

lightof the reverently acknowledge that


conscious power
or over

all darkness
or

and from

thought
source me

word

emotion

any

can

extinguish my
master

light

or

make

less than and

in my

world.

I exalt which

glorify the heavenly light,


a

is
unto

as

lamp
arise

unto

my

feet

and
am

light

my

path.
and

In

spirit I
with

Light. By
body,
you for

I will
my

shine

the

glory of
thus

Father"

moment

training the mind, soul and by moment, day by day,


a

will the

become

fittinginstrument
the all

expression of
the
power

glorious
Love.

life,and
I have

of

Infinite

learned

in this chapter:
151

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

I.

That

in

order the be

to

give the body


and

proper

care,
must

right thinking
established

feeling
habits.
II.

by right
practice
to

That

definite exercises results.


to

times
are

for

of

definite best That

necessary

secure

III.
as
more a

think

of

the

lower

self have in

child

that needs

training is to
wisdom with others. and

patience,charity and
it and
IV.

dealing with
The

value

of

accuracy

cerity. sin-

V.

Happy
away

thoughts
to

like

sunshine

clear
VI.

all disturbances.

That I
must

throw realize

off my

negative
true

ditions con-

being.
must

VII.

That in

mind,

soul

and
to

body

work

harmony

in order

attain the

goal.

152

TO TO

BE BE

WORTHY

OF
TO

EVERY BE

TRUST,
TO AND BE

KIND,
TO BE

TRUE,

JUST,

CHEERFUL EARNEST

TIENT, PAFOR

IS
TODAY.

MY

AIM

Ye

have and

not

chosen

me,

but that

I have
ye

chosen
go
your

you,

ordained much

you,

should that
ye
"

and

bring forth
should
my
name,

fruit,
that

and

fruit
ask
in

remain; He

whatsoever

shall

may

give

it you.

John

i$%

16.

153

Chapter
THE

VIII
OF

SECRET

ATION APPROPRI-

Call thee
not.
"

unto

me

and

will

answer

thee thou

and

show

great

and

mighty

things

which

knowest

Jeremiah.
When

thou
and when be

passeth
through
thou

through
the walkest neither the
rivers

the

waters

I
not

will
flow over-

be

with

thee,
thee;

they
the

shall the

through
shall

fire, thou
kindle Isaiah.

shalt
upon

not

burned;
For
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beauty,
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expressed.
fruit
are

stem,

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to

blossom

the
all

completion
nature

of the

the

plant

life.

Thus

is, in
155

combination

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

of

form, color, beauty, substance, the


of

expression in diversity unity.


To
of
man

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unseen

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of

not

only the epitome


Creative
Life
power

nature,
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only the
manifold
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of

unconscious

expression

in form

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mental

but attributes,
of

bilities possihe has

expression,of

scarcely dreamed.
This
is the

deep underlying secret


and
never

of

his continuous
to

ceasing desire
may of do.

know In

in order

that he

doing

lies fulfillment with mind


you
a

Being.
body,
chical psy-

Equipped
clear,clean
nature

healthy
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and
may

finelypoised
the

channel,
great

through Light.
Take
moment

which

is transmitted

your you

stand, then,
realize

from

the

the

significance

of

your

wonderful
156

possibilities, upon

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

the
as

ground
one

that

henceforth

you

stand

absolutely untrammeled.
have

You

ascended

from

the earth

to

the heaven. You have


of

ascended
mere

from
or

the

sciousness con-

body
of

mind,

to

the

consciousness

Spirit,your

true

Being.
To retain this
upon

consciousness, to walk
the tablelands and
is

continually
needful the mind but
of

high plateaus
that into

of the
you
not

spirituallife,it
of

only discipline

right habits
learn
to enter

thoughts,
a

that you such

into all

state

deep

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thoughts

cease.

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wherein

you you

imagine
know but

such do
not

stillness think? receive the It


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This
conscious

is the state

in which It is

you

revelation.
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beyond
or

functioning plane
is the

mind,

soul.

great

deep

of the
157

Spirit,the

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

cret

place where
know the

you

face

the

Eternal,
that
this

and

infinityof Life.

Unlike
comes

the unconscious
in your

teaching
sleep,

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fills your
your

consciousness, yet stirs not mind. ask and Here, you may
the
not

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of will

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as
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reception
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lack. have
to

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in
your

time

become live
you

so

earnest

desire

the

spirituallife,that gladly will


your

give
ures treas-

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to

in

pursuit
in

of

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found
an

the

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methods may
tivate cul-

Here
of

outline

of certain you

procedure
the power will. In
your
to

by which
to

go

into this stillness

at

mental
use

disciplineyou
with powers the and

were

taught
of

words
your
158

design
also

developing

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

the ability to "maintain


is and the

good practice
is necessary

on

passivity.This the mental plane,


to

in

order

cultivate

habits. right mental Now, however, you of that


no

are

to

practice
to
cess. acno

state

thoughtlessness.
purpose
person prepare
a
room

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a

yourself has
room,

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be

small

if
a

is available
of your

; or,

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set

be

tion por-

chamber

apart

for this

special purpose.
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your

chair, which
that
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feet will

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rest

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an

hour

"

preferably in
159

the

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

early morning
in After
a

"

when

you

can

seek

clusion se-

this

quiet place.
earnest
or

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reverential voice

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inaudible,
for few

yearning

desire
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erect

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in

the

chair,
Many

and

wait, placid, motionless,


without
to
are

thought-less. thoughts Pay


mental
no

may

come

seeking.
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no

attention
effort.

them.
now

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the

diver

in the

sea,

going down,

down,
no

down, into the still place where


can

storm

stir the
to

waters.
an

Remember

select when

hour
you

as

not

only
room,

definite but
a

time

enter

the

definite
in

time
room.

in

which

you

can

remain

the

Then,
without

without

varying
one

one

moment,
this

missing
for
at

day,
four

pursue

practice
better

least

weeks

(or,

indefinitely). still,
160

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

In

due

time

you

will
it

find will

the
seem

ness. stillas

Many

times
are a

though
wonderful
you,

you

passive spectator

to

scenes

spread
of
at

out

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scenes

symbolic
you

mighty

and

hitherto, to
truths.

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Such
seers

visions

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to

prophets and

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Revelations the
all this your

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teach

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One.

thinking, all-knowing
The
soul learns

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161

the

child

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

learns

environment, first by perception

and

absorption,then by experience.
you

Whatever will be

learn
in your

in

the

stillness

operative
and

life,both

teriorl in-

exteriorly.
moment

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one

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have

enced experi-

this wonderful
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all-knowing state,
as

have

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of

definitelyinto
as

higher stage
has
come

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from you will
one.

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as

Never the

again

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fore, be-

unknowing
of of

This

is the secret

gaining spiritual
of

knowledge,
It remains know You
you
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healing,
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inspiration.
you

for you
to

practice until
ye

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as

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that

beginning
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faculty
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observing By faithfully
as

tions these instrucpass, you

weeks

and
162

months

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

will

continue

to

unfold

new

powers

of

being.
You make
upon your

reach

one

expression only
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no

to

possible
every

another
limit
to

plane.
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your of

of appropriating possibility

from
not

the

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in

"

what

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you

express

individuality? appropriation and


use, are, the free
pansion ex-

The

secret

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more

giving
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of

what

you

and

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faith which
to
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requires an
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to

express

give forth
have. If it is

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power,

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have, always
of
more

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of need.
to

in

moment

Coming

the

practical and
you
163

monplace, com-

suppose

have

small

fi-

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

nancial

means,
to

perhaps
purchase
do?
cry
a

not

enough

with
of

which

day's supply

food. What do
you

Sit down fate and

and
fear

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that that

poverty
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overtake
out to

you,

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will
you

thrown

of your
starve

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in
the reveal

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left

streets?
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This
of
trust

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in

pitifullack
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believe,that
and tomorrow's

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all

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to

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mind,
of

look

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for

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food,
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see

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refuse
my
an

lack,
in

with is

Father, and
abundance
164

His

Kingdom

of all

things.

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

I thank
is I have
no

Thee, Father,
mine; that
lack."
as

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know
to

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may I

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ground ground

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If you appearances, of power of

refuse
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of

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perfect supply, and

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appropriation. Jesus
your
meant

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said: knoweth

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of all these

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of

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all

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his

righteousness;and
unto

these If

things shall be added


you
see as

you."
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spirit,you
will

will

abundance. If you
see

as

flesh,you

see

erty. pov-

165

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

If
have

you the

live
fruits

in of

the the

spirit,you spirit.
will

will

If you the

live in the

flesh, you

have

fruits of the flesh. all


upon

Why
waiting
For
express supremacy

these the

weeks

of

faithfully
of

spirit;these weeks
the mind?
that you alone

training and

subjugating
:

this purpose
in your

may

physical condition

the

and
use

grandeur
were

of

the

Spirit.

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of

what

your

revelations

the

of Infinite,
to

the

spiritual realm, stable, sure


and

if not

make

more

faith, "that whatsoever abiding, your ye shall receive"? ye ask believing,

Realizing
of mind
all

the

vastness

and

the

ality re-

of the realm leads

into which you ;

your

ness still-

practicingwith
of

faithfulness

the

power

seeing

right mental
continued

images; proving through of discipline the power


you

forming

what

desire, do
166

you

not

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

see

substantial

reasons

for

faith

in the

Almightiness
The
your

of

the

Most is

High? waiting
for

great Unmanifest
call into
to

bring

these

gifts on

every

plane

manifestation. the

It is
every

by

application of faith
the finite. condition
natural

to

detail

of life,that

Infinite

manifests

in the
or

No
routine

incident
of your

in the
life

daily
to

is

be

left unillumined

by
waste

this

understanding.
the

It is in the
of human

places and
as

erts desas

experience, gardens,
or

well

in

the

fruitful

rich

meadow
must

lands, that the Divine


be

perfection

expressed. Begin
to

change

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mental in the
are,

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toward

all conditions
not
as

See

things
should it

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but

as

they
Be

be. you

that friends,opportunities,
167

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

desire, deliberatelysee

them

faculty; hold image-making and secretlywith increasing fervor, yet


with
calm
assurance

by your steadily
thus and
ply sup-

that

you

can

operate
make

with

the

Divine

Law,
of your

manifest from

the fullness

the Divine those and about

Source.
you

For

who
the

are

couraged dis-

fainting by by
a

wayside
in

or

overcome

momentary

weakness,
your

give

this

thought-message
brother Let Be

mind-ministry:
"Dear
your
not

(or sister),lift
your

up

head.

heart

be

light,
ing knowevery all

heavy.
that
you all
to

full of courage,
as

live

spirit with
Put
away

right
the

blessings.
time. Now
as

thoughts
of your

of

Know
you

that
are

now

is

only time.
true to

conscious with spirit, The


acme

being
face is
to

divine

strength
of

anything.
stand

strength
acme

still and
to

resist
un-

not; the

of

wisdom,
168

remain

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

moved.

In
to

this way
conquer

you

will
all
nor

be

powered em-

opposing by
power,

forces. but
may

'Not

by might,

by My
you

saith Spirit,' win every I drink


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the Most

High,

victory. Courage,
Let

courage,

brother and

this

thought
With the
tection, pro-

be

as

food

until

ilated it is assim-

into your Lord

being.
as

God
your you

Omnipotent defense,your
indeed and be
to

your

base
as one

of supplies,

will

going
The

forth

conquering
Shines!" learned

conquer!

Light

I have
I.

in this chapter*.
of the
urrection. spiritualres-

The

meaning

II.

The
and
a

difference

between
of mind.

an

tive ac-

passive state
to

III.

How
from

draw

riches of soul and

mind
IV.

the

spiritual treasury.
of

The

advantage
exercise.
169

regular

riods pe-

of mental

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

V.

The

special office advantage


secret

of

the

ination. imagand

VI.

The

of

memory

imagination combined.
VII.

The

of abundance.

170

WILL FOR

BE WHAT AS

JOYFUL
TODAY

AND BRINGS.
ALREADY

GRATEFUL
I WILL PAID IN

WORK
THE

ONE
THAT

COIN

SUPPLIES
AND

LOVE,
PLENTY.

HAPPINESS,

HEALTH

Prove

Me

now

herewith,
not you

saith the

the

Lord

of

hosts,

if
and
not

I will pour be

open
out

you
a

windows that
"

of heaven
there

blessing,
receive it.

shall
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171

Chapter
SPIRITUAL
Man The visible

IX MINISTRY

has
one

visible
is his

and

an

invisible the is
a as

workshop.
one

body;

invisible
sun

his soul

imagination.
of
man,
acts

The
in

imagination
its
own

in
sun

the of

acting
in in
sun

sphere
the and in
a

the

the

earth

his. soil the

Wherever
grow

latter

shines,

germs up.

planted
And forms the of

the of

vegetation
similar
"

springs
calls

soul

manner

the

the

soul

into

existence.

Paracelsus.

the

physical
health,
on

plane
the

fect per-

mental
on

plane
the

perfect

harmony, plane

psychical
the

perfect
power

poise,
and To is

will
peace maintain

insure
of

abiding

the the

spirit.
state

of
your

equilibrium
mind is detached

possible
from

only

when
of

things

sense.

Moderation, things,
balance. is the

temperance
outcome

in this

all

of

perfect
a

Thus)

would from

be

possible
the

continuous

receiving
173

Divine

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

side from
Like

and the
the

continuous side.

giving

forth

human

ocean,

day by day receiving


all lands, which
not
never

Floods Fed

from

overflows,
not

Its boundary-line

leaping, and
unswelled

leaving

by the rivers, but


perfect
of him
one

by those;
ocean

So

is the

To
pours

his soul's
streams

The

world leave

sense
as

of

witchery;

They

commotion they find, without Taking their tribute, but remaining sea.

This
If
moment

is the ideal
you
at

state
one

live
a

calmly, carefully,
will

time, it

be

attained.

Love It

is the basis

of the of

spirituallife.
the

is the

atmosphere
It is the

spiritual

thought.
It is
your

re-creating, erating re-genare

power.

only

as

you

actuated

in all
this

thoughts
potency
and

and

actions your

by
the the

vine Dibe

that

nature

will

transmuted and into and


a

freed

from

tions limitahuman

inefficiencies
of the

of

likeness

glorious freedom
your

power

of the
constant

Divine.

In your

ministry with
174

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

lower
for

self,you

will

learn

the

ministry

your your your

brother.
faith grows

As

ing, into understandof

conviction
You
over

the able

law
to

comes beteach this fore be-

fixed.
others
to

will

be

walk

every you

step
have

of

path

of faith them.

which

trod

If you
the

have

proved
to

the

of sufficiency
you

Divine

power

give

health

strength,to provide for your every need, to bear every burden, you will be
and able
to

to

speak
who

as
are

one

having authority,
to

those

willing

learn

the

lesson

of this sublime
your
own

faith.

As
with

regeneration began

teach will right thinking, you others,that theirs, also,will begin with

right thinking.
You will

give

them

the that

words

of
may

hope, joy and


repeat
"

courage

they
live.

repeat,

study and
175

You

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

will their

point
words

out

to

them the

the

effect and
as

of

upon

their mental

body conditions,and,
will

upon
soon as

possible,you
the
narrow,

help

them view

to

tute substifor

large, unbiased
petty
view

the

they
of

have

held,
tion perfecand

hitherto. You
of

will their

teach
own

them

the

spiritual being
the

continually suggest
and which await
more

higher possibilities
ness. conscious-

perfect conditions

the

unfolding by

You
and

may

do this

the audible

word the lent, si-

lengthy instruction, or

by

loving thought.
Inasmuch
forth be
to
as
one

thought
mind
you
or

may

be

sent

from

to to

another, it will
send
a

possible
your

for

message

friend be.

brother, wheresoever

he may If he

be

in

distress

or

ment, discouragebe
one

your

message
176

will

of

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

hope,
courage. Your him. In reach
to

of

reassurance,

of

invigorating
conveyed
to

own

faith

will

be

order
his
a

that

you

may

more

surely thoughtat
some

consciousness, it will be best


definite time
and
to

have

for

this time

message hour
most

fix that mind is

when

his

likely
at

to

be

passive.
will he has be either retired the
late

This
when
or

night
asleep,
four

and

is about

early in

morning
this

o'clock.

Many
should
on

times be
sent

without the
one

thought-message any knowledge


to

the

part
the

of

whom

it is

sent, for
and
oppose

reason

that
state

his skeptical
mind

unbelieving
and

of

might
your forts. ef-

therefore

refute

One

point
pure,

must

be

emphasized:
motive

selfish, un-

brotherly
177

must

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

animate
your

your

ministry

and

permeate

message.
no

Under

consideration

and
to

at

no

time,
a

must

you

give forth
should

any

person
Woe
be

selfish or
you,

harmful

thought.
dare

unto

if you

transgress

the law As Let


ye

in this respect. of righteousness


sow,
so

shall ye

reap.
be

your

gracious,loving motive
to

unimpeachable.
In addition and in the the message
may

of be
are

fort com-

courage,

which

given
nite defi-

manner

described, here
as

instructions
necessary

to
one

how who
the

to

give the
is the

help
basis

to

is sick.

On
real less
or

the

that

Spirit

is perfect, diseasebeing, which and deathless,you can say audibly words


matter
:

mentally, these
any person, may
no

to

the

spirit

of

how

diseased

the

body

be

"God
own

has

created The

your

spiritin
not

his

image.

spiritis
178

sick,the

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

spirit cannot fear; I


of
now

suffer, the
say
are

spirit has
'

no

to

you

as

spirit,Arise,
ness holi-

shine, for you


God

the

light.' The
shall show and

is your holiness
as

protection, your
forth

portion. That
in your in health. mind
your

harmony
as

ness, happias

body

wholeness,
is from

"This

thought,
in

which

the
let

is like the light; oh! brother, spirit, it shine your your

mind.
it heal

Let
your

it

warm

heart.

Let

body by

its beneficent "God's

healing
is within

power. you. you

peace

is within

"God's
you.

love

and

about

"God's
"As manifest health.
you

life is your
are

light.
in Think the

whole
now.

spirit,
now!"

health Be

health, see
now,

whole.

Now,

Then
of

wordlessly realize being.


thus
in the
179

his

tion perfec-

Speaking

early morning

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

and

in the

stillness of the fall


on or

night hours, ground,


patient,
creative

if your

words

good
of

they
make

may
to

speedily
for of

ing slowly, accordthe

responsiveness
word faith

conditions

perfect health.
has

The
power.

So,
your

when

not

only

your

message,
to

but
you

faith, is conveyed help,


a

those

would often If
even

the

effect

is marked

and

wonderful.
little child throes is in need of fever
or

of

help,

in the

disease,
in sweet,

sit beside

it and

softlycroon

low, chanting

tones:

"Peace, thy
heart.

peace, Peace

peace.
as

Peace

be of

in the

the

breath
peace.

morning. Angel
and
to

Peace,
Peace

peace,

The

of

is within

thee, to heal

bless."
you

As

remain

continue sitting,

audible in-

singing.
You will find in
an

incredibly short

180

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

time

that

the little
into

one

will

be

asleep or
This
very

charmed method effective of

restful

stillness. is also

mental

singing

with
times

adults. when
an

Many
would
of of

audible
sweet

word

be

resented, the
song will the

ministry fragrance

silent

be

as

the of

flowers, or
An instance
from

sound

majestic
which is

music.
may

be

given

taken A

experience.
was

child

in the

throes
was

of

vulsion. con-

The

doctor
"

summoned The

only
mother But

to

announce were

"too

late." struck.

tendants at-

horror

The

fainted.
one

who the

had

been

among

those
with

waiting
redoubled
of the

for

doctor

continued
to

earnestness

"peace
of the

of the tumult.

sing mentally in the even spirit,"


A very
few

midst

utes min-

sufficed.
181

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Suddenly
still. and

the

convulsive
one

limbs

grew

The

little

ceased with from the

moaning light of
of

opened
It

his eyes

intelligencebeaming
Yes. is the and
so rare

them.

atmosphere

harmony change.
beneficent

faith

underlying
works

the
the

words, which
Had

wondrously
you
no

faith, no
fine

sweet

quality, no
warm,

ensphering
love,
life

influence, no
your

ennobling
mental
or

words, either
be

audible,
or

would
power.

empty

forms

without

Is there
power of

any

limit

placed
to

upon

this
you

love, or
It is

faith

do

what

will?

Nay.
receive is able

promised
we

that

we

shall that

"what
to

will

from

Him

do
we

above
to

all that

exceeding abundantly ing ask or think, accordthat Then worketh consider in us." the

the

power

Mark
power.

that!

182

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Is it
your

not

glorious privilege to
toward

open

window

receive shall

the reflection forth and

Jerusalem and to of the Light, that


as

shine

again

you

direct? be made
line

"Desire
into
a cross

thought
and the the old

must

in which

the

upright
base
line

is the love
of

intellect

the
way

nature," is saying,
"let

Hermetic

your

intelligence be
you

joined to your love, that both light and warmth


radiance."

may your

have
going out-

in

Only
love
of

in the faith that will


may

bring
able
to

forth

that

be

sent

forth be

in showers

will blessings, Lost Word will and


as

you

find

the

of

Ancient

Wisdom,
all

"which

facilitate Universal
establish
as

therhood" Brotions, na-

among

well

in individual

the lives,

trust

that

is supreme. with

Overflow
of

thoughts human,

and

words for any

glad,

sweet

ministry.
or

DO

creature,

animal

whatever

183

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

you

can

to

give comfort, health

or

age. cour-

Round Men

about their

us,

everywhere,
burdens bear.

griefs and

You and One


is the

have

been

commissioned

to

help gifts

bless your
of your power

brother

by loving him.
distinctive

great and
of

thought.
which the that
one

This

is the
use,

means

you

may of
see

ways althe
or

when
such

limitations
you
cannot

outer

are

speak with

the

whom

you

would

help. Yet,
words be
of

if
to

expedient,
those
or

these

or

similar
may

already suggested
uttered receive
in

thought
the
one

the

presence

to

them.

The
been

law

and

its
you.

application have

laid before

The
which

explanation
your

of

the

process

by
may

unuttered
near
or

thought

help

those

distant
184

lies in this:

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

Thought is a dynamic force, and, phere, atmosthrough the etheric moving


creates
waves

which
one

transmit mind
to

the

intelligence from
as

another,
sound. When

air

transmits

vibrations

of

there

is mood be

perfect affinityof
or

temperament,

mentality, your
and
lated trans-

thought
is

may

received Such

into

words.

tion communicaor

called

telepathy,
As
there is
an

thought
an

transference.

is

air

mosphere at-

there which

universal embraces

ether all

permeates

and

things.
Your

thoughts
in

are

going
realm

forth and mind

tinually con-

into the etheric

ing findis

lodgment responsive.
In the
same

whatsoever

way

that

you

may

vey con-

the health

message

and
may

change

the

bodily conditions,you
185

also lift the

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

burden
those

of whom

despair
you
to

or

fear, providing
thus

would

help

are

responsive
On
so

your

thoughts.
you may
not

the

physical plane
the much

readily reach
that
so

attention, for the


on

reason

the and
to

physical
interest,
tion atten-

plane absorbs
nor

the

mind

is it
from

possible always
those

gain

constantly engaged

in

intellectual

activity.
spiritual plane, where
than it
diance ra-

But
is

on* the

quality rather
of your all

words, the
interest

brotherly
those

will
to

speedily help
this It with power. is because material

responsive

of

this

pre-occupation
of intense

affairs; or, because


energy
or

intellectual that

during the day early morning


your is

the

night
as

the
for you

suggested

best

silent ministry.

Whether

deliberately and
forth

send conscientiously
to
some

thoughts
or

rected di-

specificend,
186

whether

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

you

send
of

them

forth

for

the

universal

benefit
own

mankind, they will seek their


and

soil

bring

forth

their

own

fruits. The
power
to

highest
is that
senses,

attenuation
is most

of

any

which hence

intangible
is the

the

that

which

be above highest healing potency must the spiritualplane. the personal and on This which is the realm is
in the
to

being

of

man

impervious
form. calm
to

all

inharmony
the
responds cor-

in whatsoever supreme

In

it abides

of the the

spiritwhich
solar

what

in their scientists, tems syster cen-

mathematical and
of their

analysis of the
movements,

call the

gravity.
in the

So,
forever

system

of man,

this which

is absolute

in its perfection,is unmoved

amid that

the
sweep

swirling,restless
through
of

rents cur-

mind

and

body.
To become conscious
187

this

center

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

is and

to

find
if you
or

harmony,
can

which
one

is

health,
in

lead

who
to

is sick his
own

mind

suffering in body, Bethesda,


silent
or or

pool

of

center,
of your

whether
less voice-

by the

throbbing
the audible
you

love,

speaking
the

of

eloquent words,
of the

become

mitter trans-

highest attenuation
heals and blesses.

of this

power

which

/ have
I.

learned

in this

chapter:
creating, re-

That

spiritual thought is the

re-generating power.
II.

That I

as
can

help help
power
to

my

lower

self

to

overcome,
III.

others. of
re-aci

That
used is

the
sure

mind
upon

ishly selfmy

self

as

well reap

as as

to

injure others.
sow.

That

must IV.

That

cannot spirit

fear,suffer

or

be

sick.
V.

The

secret

of

early morning

istry. min-

188

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

VI.

That
in

the

calm

of
true
a

the

spirit is

essential
VII.

living the
mind

life.

That

is

transmitting

messenger.

189

LET

ME RULE THAT
AND

REMEMBER IS AS ALL
WILL AND

THAT GOLDEN

MY

LIFE AND TODAY

THE
I

RULE,
IT LOVE AND

PRACTISE

DAYS,
BE

ITS IN

FRUITS
ME

PERFECTED

MY

WORLD.

But

whoso
love
we are

keepeth
of God
in

his

word,

in

him

verily
know
we

is

the that

perfected;
"

hereby
2,

Him.

/.

John

3.

191

Chapter

UNIVERSAL

BROTHERHOOD

In Its

one

vast

story, parts,

with this

several doth

mighty

World

picture
the
each

life,

Death,
Read Great The The Forever Parts Of What To Life. As So His Or Or And in in the
are

and true,
or

resurrection! beauteous becomes

symbol

small

witness wondrous

bearer truth

of that Life

is; that
but

broken

divisions Whole. death is

perfect
seemeth

prelude

another

day
universe
life
and

"

continued

the the

of

man

nights pleasure, good,


his
are

days
his
moods

of

pain
of ill

his

tempted

moments
over

shining
golden bright
great
goes

victories letters that storied


on
a

Self,

Pale,
The That

or one

mark truth ceaseless

Life of

Day
Of

shadows

and

light.

193

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

HE

individualized
ego

spiritor
a

human in
not

has

beginning being.
to

self-consciousness, but
in essential
is necessary
secret

Since the

all

knowledge
in

perfected soul, the


lies the consciousness

of

ment attain-

processes

through
As material

which the

is unfolded.
into

little

child, born
from

the

world, is
all

the
order

first

moment

given
learn

experiences, in environment,
is the first, the
power lesson

that
to

it may

things pertaining
so

its

body
in
will

and

its

the

soul

its evolution
teach

given experiences
of

that

adaptation, and adaptation is


law

last,
sible. pos-

by which

So

wonderful
its manifold

is the

and

so

ied var-

operations, that only


Mind
of
can

to

the

Infinite

be

ascribed
tion evolu-

the

stupendous plan by which

physical

all material

objects and
reveal

all

phases

of

objective life
194

the

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

complexity
which In

and

perfection

of

the

Idea

they progressively
every itself natural

express. it is the

thing
is

finite In-

which finite.
call your

thus

revealed

through
What
your

the
you

mind,
yours
at

your

life,

power,

is

not

all, but
the

God's. Yet
soul

for

the

purpose it is

of

giving

development,
to

have
as

given nity opportuexperience in variety as


forms

infinite
of

the

and

the conditions

physical life. Birth, life,death


"

these

are

phases
soul

of
must

experience through which


pass once,

every

either but

on

earth

or

elsewhere,
yes,

not

hundreds, thousands,

millions

of times.

Why?
Because
in
no

other

way

could

ligent intelpreme su-

understanding concerning the truth of Being be acquired.


In
no

other

way

could
195

there

be

given

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

the

freedom

of self will

by

which

the

soul, through
learns
comes

repeated
of
to

experiences,
and

the
at

lesson

separation
unite

last

voluntarily
Source.
way

itself

with In
to

its divine
no

other

could
that

justicebe done
the
earth.

all creatures

inhabit

This evolution and called

wonderful,
and

matchless

key

to

involution, to past,
in what

ent presbe

future, is found
the Divine

may

plan of progressive
of the

unfoldment. In the

taking a Father, went

prodigal, who, by his portion freely bestowed


story
forth and
ous spent it in riot-

living,we
the seeks
ends of

find the

prototype

of the

story of the soul


rich
to

which, endowed
of

with

inheritance
use

spiritual gifts,
and
the

for

enjoyment
be

selfish

what

should

used

for

glory

God. But
in order
to

receive

the conscious consecrated

obedience, the willing and


196

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

service, the unselfish


a

love

which
can

only give,
soul

purified and
All-Wise be

awakened decreed

soul

the

that

every and

should

equally endowed
for

have
its

equal opportunity
powers.

perfecting
of the

To

this
a a

end,
ray

measure

divine

Nature, Light
sentient
as

of

the
was

original and
put
into

only
every
non-

leaven,
even

living creature,
and

the so-called

inanimate.
even

This cell

leaven,
called

in the

protoplasmic
of
terial ma-

(so

which by the scientist)

is the first

recognized beginning
true to

expression, has,through
of

all

aeons pressed ex-

time, been
infinite
was

its

nature

and

in each

form,
and

some

measure

of

the

Life

Intelligence.
cell,successfully

Thus

life in the
to
more

transmitted the

complex
forms.

bodies, in quickly

first stages of

development

exhausting
With

the material

each

succeeding
197

embodiment

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

in

the

infinitesimal

and

myriad
the Life

forms
germ,
a

progressively used
there result
was
a

by

widening
in

intelligence as
each it were, all

of

experience,

succeeding
the

life

holding

solution, as

aggregate
embodiments.

experiences of

previous

Through
and

brate, cellular, articulate,verte-

all

ascending

forms

of

lutionary evo-

existence, this divine


in from
until

Entity, passed self-life,


an

sublime
one

unconsciousness,
to

dream

another
so

of

it had

gathered
that it

complex
a

tellige in-

required
as

complex

physical organism
instrument of
was

its

appropriate
that ages, human

expression. gradually product


of

Thus which the

evolved
countless

is the

wonderful,
until in

unsurpassable

body.
Not millions
the forms

of lives had
of the

been
most

passed

evolution

primitive

expressing the
198

charac-

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

teristics of that the


the
man was

humanity
made of

could
in the

it be

said
and
man, cles cy-

image
For

likeness

his Creator.

thinker, appeared unnumbered the after the beast, or


prehistoric man.
when the
are

savage,

called

Today,
or

you

look
of any

into

the

face
ture, crea-

upon you

form

living
one

looking
his

upon

who,

no

matter
or

what

present
your

ness conscious-

expression, is
to

brother, and
pathy, sym-

thus

entitled
your

your

respect, your
and your

charity
the

erate consid-

recognition.
Who knows child? is
a

future

of

yonder gives by

playful
At
no

present, he

babe.

He
powers

sign
he

of may

the
some

dormant

which
so,

day stir the world,


not

though

it may

be

for

still

numbered un-

lives

in

the divine
be

future, there possibilities


some-

sleep in
that
are

every

being
to

destined

expressed

199

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

time,
measure

somewhere,
of
man.

the

according perfect stature

to

the the

of

perfect
The
ages of

human

form

necessary
of

through adaptation
skill
as an

successive
to

the

quirement re-

its

circumstances
and

has
most

acquired
of

marvelous

perfect development
use.

instrument

The

moral

nature

has have
there

developed,
unfolded

the
in

psychical
many each

powers

people, yet of these, and


and
man, of

still lies before the of


was

before

race,

the

fair

gracious pattern
whom
the

the the

itual spirder El-

Jesus

Brother,

perfected ideal.
the
mere

Is all this but


a

statement

of

cold

theory?
you
not
see

Do
all the

in

it the

answer

to

perplexing questions
you in your
own

that

have

faced the

nature

and

in

unequal, and

hitherto
200

incompre-

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

hensible

conditions

in the

world

about

you?
Do
you
to not

realize
an

that, as
infinite

you

are

obliged
toward

cultivate lower

patience
its the

your its

self for

comings, all its short-

blindness, its weakness,


grasp
you

inabilityto highest,that
his

the
must

meaning
also have

of

infinite

patience toward
exhibitions
of

your

fellow-man
follies

in and

human

frailties? As needed
same so even

in

this

earth

you of
a

have
the

repeated
kind
in

experiences
to

order

learn

lesson,
have

must

all souls

through
order
to

all lives

this

repetition in meaning
of

finallyknow

the

experience.
comes comes

Out Out

of darkness of failure
out

light.
success.

So,
yes,

the

darkness, the mystery, evil, (SO called) of earthly


is to
201
come

of

the

there existence,

into

expres-

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

sion

the and

pure

and

perfect light,the

diant ra-

imperishable spirit.
is

It is born in

only through suffering, that


the human
love

heart,
called

that

divine

off-spring of

sympathy. ity. possibilwho

This, alone,
or

makes

charity, or
a

giveness for-

brotherly love,
this

Will
you

not

inspire and

strengthen
those

in your

counselings with
to

suffer? Teach the


sweeter

them

look

above

and

yond be-

suffering to
have

the

larger, truer,
be theirs
its lesson.

consciousness

that will

when

they

learned that the


all

Teach
of all

them

interpretation
all
row, sor-

adversity,of
are

of trials,
means

is that these

the
are

of

sition tran-

by which

they
of

passing

to
to

a a

higher plane
surer

understanding,
and
a

faith with

in

God

truer

ship fellow-

humanity.
by the love, the
of the
more

Thus
the wisdom

patience and souls,

advanced

202

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

are

those

still in
to

the

lower

stages

of

development helped
childhood
to

be

trained, guided and


consciousness.
even

the
tells

higher
us

Science

that
are

in

physical
the ferent difopment, develteristics charac-

there

exhibited earlier

phases of
which
of
man

an

racial

represent
from his

the

beastly to then,
the
to

his

higher stage.
Would in
many of it be

strange,

find

human

beings

cruder
in

phases
He the
or

intelligence as
or

displayed
the
of

greed, cunning, cruelty


who is the

selfishness?

manifesting
cruelty

greed
the
a

of

cormorant,
the
the merciless

tiger,
beast
the

brutality of
not

of

jungle, has

yet outlived
of those

propensities and
of

vices

stages

development.

Deeply
mind
of

buried
man

in
all

the

subconscious
of

are

incidents These made

the

past evolutionary life.


memories

scious subcon-

have
203

tendencies

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

that manifest
to

the
may

good or development of
as

evil

according
individual,
brute
or

the blind

and

be
or

active
unusual all

as

stincts in-

as

powers of

gifts.
and the

Through
evidences
or

stages

moral

physical development
of

will
or

be

seen

past

tastes,
have

of

power vated culti-

knowledge
in

which

been

previous existences.
is
one

This brilliant

of

the

many

keys
the

to

the

gifts of genius, and development


as seen

nomenal pheso-

in

called

prodigies.
may many for

Herein

lie

the

explanation, childhood,
for

also, for
vein

born-criminals, for
in
or

beciles, im-

precocity peculiar

any

of

eccentric

acter. char-

But when of the has

no

matter

what and

his
sees

darkness,
the
new

the soul

awakes

light day

it is alive and spirit,

the

dawned.

It is the

day

of

perfection!
204

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

You

may

then
in

ask

how fashion
of

can

the

soul

trammeled and and

such mistakes
to

by
all

the

noranc ig-

the

ages,

subject
biased and

frailties

and

crasies idiosynredity, hements environ-

transmitted

through
life

human

in every

by

influences, ever Divine, and


in all

reach

the

stage
know

of

consciousness, wherein
as

it will

itself

stand

forth

individualized

the

majestic

splendor of
As

its inherent all

Divinity? experiences
to

it takes and

the

of

childhood
human

of

youth

make

ture ma-

being, who
as an

knows, judges
it takes tion of evoluthe

and

lives

individual, so
the
ages

all the
to

experiences of
mature

and

individualize

soul

consciousness. who
and

He
will

lives with

thought, interest,
on

desire, polarized
not

the

sonal per-

plane, is
for while he

yet

individualized, personal he

is still in the
205

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

lives

from

the

relative

viewpoint,

knowing
When

only personal
he is illumined
from

relations. with

light or
from

understanding
he the knows

the
as

spiritualbasis,

himself

undivided

perfect Whole.
is, therefore, not
himself in

He

only

able

to

identify
the

consciousness

with
express

perfect Whole
his

but

to

through

personality the

real

vidual. indi-

He
at

is free knows

from
the

ignorance
truth. of

because ness darkfering suf-

last he

The and

with

its dreams

evil

is gone.

But

through
may

all

disguises you
for
"

who

know,
of

ing recognize the majestic bewaits its


as

which time
for

only
Divine with

the when and

fullness it will

unveiling

know

itself

be

sciously con-

clothed When this

Divinity.

turning point is reached


206

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

there

has

taken

place what

is called

the

spiritual birth.
that which which illumined
was was

Then

bound,

is free.

That The It is
free
"

dead,
life

is alive.

begins.
truth
all that

knowing
free
the

the
from
"

makes

yes,
or

bonds
truth
on

of
that

the he

past
is
not

present
he

the

what
a

seems,

but,

the

trary, con-

perfect being, the child


was never

of God
can

"

the

spirit that die, and


is

born,

never

always LIGHT,

even man

the that

LIGHT
cometh know
every

that into this ill. that

lighteth every
the world. is truth

To
from

redemption
and
of
to

To

know

by audibly
it in
face

sistentl perany

declaring
and the
power all

adverse
of

conditions the miracle

is

know

secret

working
said

of the word.
in my
207

"Continue

word!'

Jesus,

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

"and
truth

ye

shall
set

know
you
:

the

truth

and

the

shall who
in

free"
am

He
alive

says

"I

spirit" becomes

the

spirit.
says:

He
from

who
the

"As
the

spiritI

am

free

law

of

flesh," becomes
spirit I
free ferings suffree

free.
He

who the
of

says: sorrows, the

"As

am

from

mistakes

and

world,"

becomes

from He

them. who says: "As I am free, spirit, and comes sound," be-

wise, joyous, whole


so.

He
move

who
and

says:

"As
my

have

spiritI live being in God,"


his words

and
alizes re-

and

manifests

of faith.

When?

When, of truth,
the

by
he

continuance

in

his words

liftshis consciousness
to

from of

fleshly

the

spiritual plane

being.
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THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

You fellows.

who

know

the

way,

help

your

With back
of the of

the the

eye

of your

see spirit,

that back
of

sodden

countenance,
back

mind, passion-tossed
soul

the vinity. Di-

sin-veiled

is the

radiance

of

It may

be

that

your

thought,
unstop
the

your

word,
ears,

your

act, will
unseal the

deaf

and
may

blind
you that

eyes.

It

be

that

will
will

be
start

the
the
soul.

ministering
first throb Now
you

presence

of

joy
have
"

in the

awakened
secret

the
for

of

the

lumine il-

life

not

yourself, alone,
all

but

for

all

humanity.
all
"

To

love

work

for

"

bring
ERHOOD. BROTH-

the

lightto
Can

all is UNIVERSAL

you

live

as

brother

to

all

tures? crea-

Can

you

let your
209

light so

shine

that

THE

ILLUMINED

LIFE

it shall
your

glorifyyour
you your
remove

Father

and

redeem

brothers?
all

Can
from

condemnation
you may,

heart word

that and

in

thought, and
illumined
O

deed, live the

life?
glorious Life,
soul's
comest

My
Thou
The

white and

Light,
saving,

forth"

saved

Christ!

Light divine, o'er Thy radiance My heart doth shine, To point the way
Of life.

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