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"Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is

willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose."
Benjamin Disraeli

Peter F. Drucker
What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it,
that's another matter.

Every judgment teeters on the brink of error. To claim absolute knowledge is to become monstrous.
Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. (Frank Herbert)

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. (Kurt Vonnegut)

One of the greatest illusions about human nature is that the expression of grief will lead to a breakdown.
Quite the reverse. No one has ever broken down nervously through the legitimate expression of an
emotional reaction. The distortion, the concealment, the denial of our normal human feelings may well
prove the breeding ground of delayed breakdowns. The truth is that we human beings are tough organisms
and can withstand much rough handling. How absurd is that notion current in modern society that men
and women must be safeguarded, coddled, and shielded against emotional outbursts. It is not those
outbursts which harm the human organism, but the complete avoidance of them, which scars and tears the
fabric of the inner soul. (From "Peace of Mind" by Joshua Loth Liebman, publ Simon and Schuster, New
York, 1946, pp. 112-113)
Religion is for those who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there.
James Gordon
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and
others are not.

"The Kingdom will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of
saying 'Here it is' or 'There it is'. Rather, the Kingdom of the Father is
spread out upon earth, and men do not see it. . . . Let him who seeks
continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled.
When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over
all things." - Jesus (from the gnostic Gospel of Thomas)
The first phase of Man's Evolution has been to do with creating free thinking beings
capable of controlling their surroundings by purely physical means.

The next great step in Man's Evolution is concerned with enabling these free
thinking beings to control their surroundings and experiences by mental methods as
well as physical.
This website is devoted to teaching the True Art of Living, and is for the interested
but non-scientific.

If you are in a position to help with the Mental Science global outreach and are
interested in doing so, please read our mission statement at the foot of this

The Conditions - The Substance

WHAT do we mean by the Spirit of a thing? One frequently hears the expression "He
enters into the spirit of a thing" and it will be of value to us to examine the phrase
carefully and try to arrive at its exact meaning. The simplest way to achieve our
object is to take a hypothetical case.

Let us suppose that some man realises that there is an immense need for supplying
the unemployed with free meals, and proceeds to organise a movement to achieve
this object. Unable to do the whole job single handed, he enlists the aid of other
people and asks them "to enter into the spirit" of the thing. In actual fact, he asks
them to share his attitude of mind towards the object he has in view. In other
words he endeavours to reproduce in them that quality of life which inspired him to
bring his movement and organization into existence.

That is precisely the object in introducing to you very briefly the whole fascinating
subject of Mental Science. It is intended that you should share the creative attitude
of mind, which originated the Universe and its inhabitants.

There are certain Universal Laws in constant and evident operation all around us,
and, by attaining some grasp of their principles, we may use the power inherent in
them to help ourselves through our daily troubles and perplexities. We can,
metaphorically speaking, bring our water wheel into appropriate contact with the
main stream and cause it to turn our particular mill.

If then, we examine the course of the world around us, we find that continuous
Progress or Movement is being manifested, and we must try to trace to its source
that Power which causes the evolution that is so obviously inherent in everything.

Scientists have made it very clear to us that it is no use to look for that Power in
the physical world, for they have reduced all material things to nothing more or less
than "changed space."

And here, I expect, you pull up with a jerk and say "I don't quite understand that
last sentence," Right, let us re-state it.

Scientists have proved to us that there must have been, at the beginning of all
creation, a Universal Substance which, by the action of some Outside Force (the
identity of which we will examine later), set in motion a process of change. This
process consisted of the gradual building up of the universe and its inhabitants by
successive stages of evolution. In other words, the universe and its beings are
nothing more than Universal Substance which has undergone transformation.
There, therefore, remains that essential basic factor to be remembered that, quite
literally, "Ye are all One."

So much for the Physical and Material Substance.

The Spirit
IN the last section we were brought face to face with the realisation that there was
a Motive Power which acted on the Universal Substance to produce the chain of
change which is known to us as Evolution.

Let us examine this Power or Life Principle in action on our own bodies and in the
natural world around us.

So long as a flower is animated by the Life Force, or, as we say, as long as it is

alive, there is growth and increase. As soon as the Life Force commences a self-
withdrawal, then disintegration sets in and the flower decays and dies. Our own
bodies are reducible to a chemical formula and, without the Life Force, they also
proceed with change and decay. In fact, we find that all "things" are in a process of
disintegration unless the Life Force is present. The Life Force therefore can be
summed up as a Power which organises matter and arrests the natural process of
matter which is Disorganization and Disintegration.

But Life is an Organizing Force sufficiently selective and discriminating in its action
to originate and maintain a recognizable Cosmic Plan. In other words it is a Spirit-
Intelligence of limitless capacity.

The object of our study must therefore be to realise that we ourselves and all things
around us are merely the expressions or manifestations on the material plane of the
All Originating Spirit. Or to put it more simply, we are all formed from the same
original Universal Substance by the action of the Same Intelligence upon that

We can at once decide that the characteristic of Spirit-Intelligence is Thought, so let

us see, by means of a simple illustration, where we are now heading.

I am typing these words at a desk on which there is a bowl of flowers. In examining

these flowers I find that my knowledge of them is limited, entirely, to my own
physical capacity for perception. I know their form only through my eyesight. I
know their colour by the same means. I know their scent by my sense of smell, and
therefore I am entirely dependent on my physical fitness and completeness for my
appreciation of their Beauty. But if I am to find the everlasting all-Beautiful, all-
Perfect, and all-Good, it is to the infinite capacity of my Mind and Thought that I am
compelled to turn.

Exactly the same principle is found in the work of any creative artist. If we examine
the case of a painter of a picture, we find that his finished work may fall far short of
its original mental image which he first conceived in his imagination. But if that
picture stirs up in the beholder a realisation of that primal mental picture, then it
has reproduced in him the spirit that was the essence of causation of the picture.

Take the instance of our own bodies. If there is the perfect Body on the psychic
plane whilst the physical Body is diseased, the reason for that disease lies in the
mind which is the only conceivable channel between the psychic and the physical
planes. On this fact the whole principle of mental healing is built up and the
complete success in dealing with widely diversified diseases of many spiritual and
mental healers is a fully adequate proof of the correctness of the principle.

Here is a rough summary of the facts at which we have arrived at so far, and which,
if you wish, you may accept without worrying yourself unduly in an effort to
completely understand all that I have found it necessary to say to arrive at them.

The Universe and its inhabitants can be treated as a single entity made from the
same special ether by a Process of Change as the result of a definite Cosmic Law of

The physical world as we know it is not the Ultimate Reality, but is a materialisation
of what first exists on the psychic plane, i.e. in the immaterial realm of thought.

Nothing can exist on the physical plane that is not first conceived on the psychic

Evolution and change is controlled by Spirit which is all-Pervading.

Spirit acts through individualised man and through all life forms by the Principle or
Law of Attraction which will explained in detail further on.
The Machine - The Mind

EVERYONE has heard of the conscious mind and the subconscious mind, and there
is a tendency to regard them as two completely separate units. This is an entirely
misleading view. They are no more separate than two different parts of the same
room. In fact, that is an analogy which we can pursue rather further, and liken the
mind to a huge room with a light in only one end of it, so that only a small portion
is illuminated with any degree of brightness, and beyond its immediate rays there is
a space of shadows and twilight, and further still we find absolute darkness.

We may imagine a steady progression of people into the brightly-lighted area.

Some come from the dark shadows of the room, whilst others come in from
outside, but they all go the same way in the end—into the shadows and into the

Here is the key to the analogy. The brightly-lighted area is the conscious mind and
contains those thoughts (people) which we are at this moment thinking. They may
be new thoughts and impressions which have come in from outside or they may be
old thoughts which have been stored up in the darkness but which we have recalled
to the light.

Where the light is not good, but vision is still possible, we find those thoughts which
are within immediate recall, i.e., memory; or thoughts in some way related to those
in full light.

What is in the darkness or subconscious mind we will deal with in a moment.

Let me, with another illustration, try to make the matter clearer to you.

Supposing you were in a hall listening to a lecture. The speaker and his matter
would be in your conscious mind. Just beyond its range you would find other
matters of which you might be partially conscious. For instance, that the seats were
hard or that the hall was too cold. And a little further still from the centre of
complete consciousness, we would find those thoughts which might, at an instant,
be called to the centre by some remark of the speaker's which, momentarily, made
you think of something else. For instance, the mention of food might conceivably
bring to the centre of consciousness the thought that you were going to be late for
your dinner.

Finally, we find the complete darkness or subconscious mind with which this section
is primarily designed to deal.

A man lives in accordance with his beliefs, and his beliefs are the result of the credit
or debit balance of the contents of his subconscious mind.

As it is so much simpler to drive home a point by means of an illustration, let us

continue the analogy of the dark part of the room and its inhabitants.
If we penetrate the darkness we find that the room is large enough to
accommodate every person (thought) that comes in. There is ample space for all
and not a single one gets suffocated. But on closer examination we find that they
are not pushed in anyhow, but are carefully grouped according to the interest they
may have in common, and are labelled with the name of that interest, and even if
their views on their common interest are totally opposed to each other, they
nevertheless join the group.

Now let us take a hypothetical case and see the subconscious mind at work.

Suppose you, reader, have never in your life seen a dog. Then in your subconscious
mind there will be a label with the word "Dog" on it but with, so far, no group of
thoughts to which to attach it. Then one day you hear a noise and someone says
that it is a dog barking. Immediately the thought that a dog is something that barks
goes down and takes its place under the label "Dog." And so on as your information
about dogs grows, so the group of thoughts under that label gradually increases.
Then perhaps someone says that a dog has five legs. Down goes that thought and
takes its place in the group even though you may have seen a dog and so know
that the though is a false one.

No thought or impression entering the mind is ever lost. Every thought or

impression you have ever received, even from pre-natal existence, right through
your life, is stored under its appropriate label in your subconscious mind until your
death—and after.

In the first section above, we decided that the Psychic Life-Giving Urge is an
organising force when brought into association with matter, and, as scientists have
shown us, we find therein the greatest proof of survival after death, because it is
surely common sense to state that that Force which organises and controls the
indestructible, is itself Eternal.

When Death takes place, therefore, the mind shakes itself free of all that is physical
and limited, and the Real You, which is the sum total, on balance, of your
subconscious mind, emerges, untrammelled any longer by a consciousness of
physical conditions and surroundings, to complete freedom of action for further
experience on other less material planes.

To return to our illustration of the "Dog-Group" of thoughts as given above. If you

are asked whether a dog has four legs or five, your answer is the result of a balance
of the thoughts contained in that group. So are your actions all through your life. So
the health of your subconscious mind is of primary importance to you and is
certainly worthy of still further consideration.

A great truth lies in the analogy of the mind as a room of Darkness and Light, for
the subconscious mind works completely "in the dark," whilst the conscious mind
works completely "in the light."
The conscious mind, because it works in the light, is able to check up or reason
about any information given to it, and need not react to that information, but the
subconscious mind accepts as literal and complete truth every statement made to it
and immediately sets to work to act upon it.

For instance, if a man is seated in a chair and hypnotised—by which we mean that
his conscious mind is temporarily put to sleep—and then he is told that he is
swimming in a rough sea, the subconscious mind will proceed to make the man go
through all the motions of swimming or even of exhaustion. But an un-hypnotised
man, in full possession of his conscious faculties, will immediately reject the
suggestion that he is in the sea—he knows that he is safely in a chair and that is all
there is to it as far as he is concerned.

The habitual liar does actually begin to believe his or her own lies, because he or
she has told them so often and lived them so consistently that on balance in their
subconscious mind they are the Realities.

To cure him or her and straighten them out, therefore, there must be given them an
adequate number of truth-thoughts to ensure the balance working out on the right

What else does the subconscious mind do beside contain our beliefs?

It also directly controls all those actions of the body which we regard as automatic
whether they be glandular, muscular or nervous. All our functional activities are
guided by the subconscious mind.
Creative Power

This section is of great importance and I ask you to realise it to the full, as it is on
these foundations that the whole structure of the Practice of Mental Science is built.

We have seen that the only conceivable Primary Source of the Creation lies in
Thought and that everything created is therefore a manifestation of the Originating
Thought. Now we go a step further, in linking ourselves to the Powers that Be, when
we realise that our own mind is therefore the manifestation of the originating
Thought. In other words, our mind is a distributing centre for the entire Power-in-
Action of the originating Thought.

But we have the God-given Liberty of Volition, and we can therefore sum up our
discovery by saying that, through our mind, we have at our disposal all the Power
and Resource of the originating Spirit, which created all things seen and unseen.

Herein, students of the Bible will find the real meaning of the statement that we are
created in the image and likeness of God.

Immediately following the appreciation of the foregoing sentences it becomes

reasonable to ask "why then, with all this Power at our disposal, do we remain
hindered and repressed by antagonistic environment? Or why, indeed, does
antagonistic environment exist?"

To answer these questions effectively we must consider carefully what is known as


In dealing with the subconscious mind we saw that the habitual liar comes to
believe in their own lies. We decided that this was so because he or she had told the
lie so often that it became a reality to them. This is what is meant by suggestion. A
"suggestion" is a statement so repeated and enforced that it becomes for the
subconscious mind a truth.

Now we can see the vicious circle in which we are. We look at the adverse
conditions around us and give our subconscious mind a strong suggestion of
limitation. People around us are suffering from poverty and disease and our
subconscious mind assimilates the suggestion that such conditions constitute
reality, and proceeds to evolve those conditions for us, unless we are strong enough
to counter the negative suggestion with a sufficiently strong affirmative suggestion.

By adequate affirmative suggestion, we can alter our surroundings and a realisation

of this fact is summed up in the phrase ''Nothing succeeds like success.'' This simply
means that the first small success acted as an affirmative suggestion which led to
the next and perhaps slightly larger success. And so on, ad infinitum.

Having read all that has gone before we should be in possession of all those facts
which will provide the means to an effective practice of Mental Science on our own

An Interpolation

MANY books on Psychology are written in terms that savour of religion. The
phraseology is ecclesiastical in tone and the words "God" "Christ," "Heaven," appear
regularly and as an integral part of the teaching expounded. Those are the books
that are right.

So far, on this website, I have purposely avoided all direct reference to the Deity,
but it could not be completed satisfactorily on those lines. The greatest handbook
on Mental Science is the Bible and the Grand Master of Mental Science is Jesus

Any books that are written on Psychology or Mental Science are, of necessity,
plagiarisms. The whole Principle and Practice is given in detail right throughout the
Bible and it remains the only sufficient guide to the Art of Living. When this fact is
internationally recognized, evolution will speed to Perfection and the New Heaven
and the New Earth will come.

Man is a Unity with three modes of life—Spiritual, Psychic and Corporeal. The
quality and efficacy of all our actions is the result of the interaction of Body, Soul
and Spirit, and we must get very clearly set in front of us that all three modes of
being are necessary. Over-emphasis on any one or two of these is sin. This is very
easily seen if we adequately consider the matter.

To live only in the Physical aspect of our being is to become materialistic. We

become limited to what can be realised by our physical senses alone. We should
then be concentrating exclusively on that which is but a correspondence of the
Perfect instead of on the Perfect itself.

An illustration such as we have used before will clarify the matter. Let us think of an
artist who, in his imagination, conceives a perfect picture, but whose completed
work falls far short of what he intended. He decides to make alterations. To do so
successfully he must not simply regard the picture and say "what can I do to it?" He
must recreate in his imagination the original intention and then compare. No
constructive evolution, can be accomplished through materialism alone.

Secondly, let us suppose that, after studying Mental Science, you come to a genuine
understanding of the Cosmic Universal Laws by obedience to which you can
accomplish all things, and you ignore the Spiritual and Christian intention behind
them. What is your position?

You are a magician and no more. You are a man of infinite power but finite wisdom.

Thirdly, concentration on the Spiritual aspect does, at first, look harmless enough,
but its end is idolatry. Worship without Service is but vain idolatry.

In the practice of Mental Science as given below, keep before you the three modes
of being and see to it that all three combine in all your thoughts and actions.

Within you is infinite Power and infinite Resource. Space or time or limitation need
not exist for you. Use these gifts. You are intended to do so and are playing your
part in the vast scheme of evolution by doing so, but use them for the highest good
of humanity and for your own most perfect development.

How to Drive The Machine - Mental Attitude

FROM now onwards I am writing for two distinct classes of reader. For those who
have carefully read and pondered upon all that has gone before, and, secondly, for
those who have skipped through the above and commenced reading here, and who
do not intend to concern themselves with what has preceded it.

Therefore, there will, inevitably, be a certain amount of repetition of what has

already been argued out and adopted. But this may not be a bad thing, as the
reiteration will help to impress the facts clearly on the mind.

From now onwards, I am endeavouring to make all statements in a positive and

definite fashion, so that there may be no ambiguity whatsoever.

It has been decided, in previous sections, that each and every human being on this
earth has at their immediate disposal Unlimited Power capable of achieving any and
every desire, provided certain clearly stated rules are implicitly obeyed.

Please realise what Infinite Power means.

Infinite Power created the stars and maintains them in their courses. Does that give
you some conception of Infinite Power? Think it well over, and try to realise it.

Having realised it, you will realise also that it must, of necessity, be more than
adequate to deal with your petty troubles and obstacles. If you are honest with
yourself, you must recognise that a power that can control millions of planets will
not be baffled, let alone beaten, by such conditions as surround you.

So the first thing to do is to get a clear conception of the absolute fact that there is
an Infinity of Power available.

Now try, for the sake of practicability, to endow that Infinite Power with a
Personality. What is the result? You will at once agree that, if you are going to make
use of the Power of this Great Person, you must ask It to do those things which It is
disposed to do. In other words, what you ask It to do must coincide with Its own

It would obviously be useless to ask It to do something directly contrary or harmful

to Its own work. So the lesson to be learned is summed up in "Thy will, not mine."

Or if you prefer it another way "My Will in so far as it coincides with Thy will."

Now that statement, you may say, has limited the Power. Not a bit of it. As far as
you are concerned, the Power desires nothing but your Complete and Unending
Happiness. Well, surely your desires do not exceed that Statement. You are not
such a fool as to desire unhappiness for yourself. So anything that is for your own
development and contentment is available.
To proceed to the next point: Get out of your mind once and for all that you are
embarking on a lazy life, in which you sit back and everything is brought to you
with no effort on your part. Far from it, you have got to work hard and incessantly.
Even, when you rest your physical body, devote yourself to that one object. In other
words, work at the job of recreation.

Someone may ask "Why must I work? If this Power is Infinite, surely it can do its
job without me?" You are quite right. It can do its job without you. But it has certain
definite channels for its operations and you are one of them. You cannot expect the
Power to do for you what can only be done through you.

In previous sections we have shown that your mind is a part of the great Universal
Mind or Power, and as far as you and your world are concerned, you and your
personality are the headquarters and distributing centre of the Power.

Do you understand that? If you are not prepared to co-operate, the Power will turn
to those who will. But the Power is so infinite that there is amply enough for us all
to make full use of it by co-operation—that, in fact, is what the Power itself desires.
It wants to recognize itself at work in and through everyone.

So you must be the agent for the Power in your particular sphere.

An Efficient Agent

How can you be an efficient agent? That is the next question.

It is simply answered in three words. Correct Mental Attitude. And it is to this

subject that we must most seriously address ourselves from now until the end of
this final and main section of the web page.

Your thoughts must all be Constructive.

Now think that out carefully and try to realise its full meaning. On reflection you will
find that to have consistently constructive thoughts means cutting out completely
all evil thoughts. Envy, hatred and fear are immediately ruled out, and these are
but three destructive thoughts on which to commence war.

Guard against Envy.

Whatever anyone else has, you can have, if it really is for your ultimate happiness.
The world is full to overflowing with good things. There is plenty for everyone, if you
go the right way about it. So, you see, Envy is mere foolishness and small-
mindedness. Broaden your mind, and raise your ideals, and other peoples'
possessions will cease to trouble you. If you live a full and healthy mental life, your
wants will be supplied and you will be happy and contented.

Guard against Hatred.

It is a valueless thing. If you hate a person, are you made happier by that hate? Of
course not. Then why on earth waste valuable time and energy on such fruitless

Guard against Fear.

What are you afraid of?

What is your fear? To be afraid is to be mentally and emotionally disturbed in

advance of an incident. What is the result of this state of mind? From a study of
Mental Science above we have learned that to fear a thing is definitely to assist its
coming to pass, which you must admit is an action of amazing stupidity. Another
result of this state of mind is that you have decidedly reduced your powers of

If I am to have a tough fight tomorrow morning, shall I sit up all night in fear and
trembling and greet my adversary with hollow eyes and a wobbly fist? Or shall I
sleep soundly and well, and arise in the pink of condition and ready to take on
anything ? The reply is obvious.

So, apply to your thoughts this test. Is my thought on this subject constructive or
destructive? If it is constructive, take heart and go forward with renewed vigour,
knowing positively that Almighty Power is with you. If it is destructive, take yourself
in hand severely and change your thoughts. It will be difficult at first and you will be
clumsy at it, but eventually constructive thought will become, in an everyday
phrase, second nature to you.

Now, when a problem is presented to you, bring your imagination into play at once.
In your imagination see the job completed and the problem solved. That is the first
thing to do. Why? Because by doing so you present to your subconscious mind a
complete and detailed picture of what is wanted, and Universal Mind, the all-
Powerful, will know exactly what is required and what must be done to bring that
mental picture to materialisation.

Having arrived at your complete, imagined picture, concentrate on it. Do not lose
sight of it. Keep on recalling it before your mind's eye. What is your will for, but to
help you do that? Keep saying mentally: "This perfect thing is the job finished, and
I am on my way to it." Allow no doubt or hesitation to creep into your mental
attitude. Why should it, when you have Infinite Power at your disposal? Do not be
afraid of adopting a direct tone towards your subconscious mind. Avoid mere
spineless "wishing," and vague day-dreaming. The Power is there to serve you and
loves to do it because, in serving you, It is hastening on to Its own objective.

And what is Its objective? Nothing less than complete and unending happiness for
yourself and the entire human family. And what is Its motivation? Love. For this all-
pervading Spirit of Life is Love Itself.

Have you ever sat down to a job and found your mind wandering? Of course you
have, but you need be like that no longer if you deal with the tendency promptly
and efficiently. Do not sit back wearily and say "I have no powers of concentration."
Of course you have powers of concentration if you control them. When you see your
job before you, prompt your subconscious mind with the mental statement "This
one job I do," knowing at the same time that Infinite Power is at your disposal and
your mental picture is already complete and the job will be done. Outside events
and circumstances will come to your aid in a way that will at first amaze and then
delight you.

For some reason, as I am writing these lines I can almost hear someone say "I have
much to worry me, and I do worry." I sympathise. Let us see what can be done.

It is little use me saying "Don't worry" because that is not a constructive, positive
statement. But I Can say "Have faith. There is an infinite Power at your disposal
which can and will deal with your trouble for you whether it be through you or
through someone else," Have faith.

If you ring up on the telephone for a taxi to come to your door in an hour's time to
take you to the station, you would not spend that hour in an agony of worry and
suspense, wondering if the taxi will come. If you were doubtful about it, you would
start to walk. But it is inconceivably stupid to rely on your own legs and powers of
endurance when the taxi is coming. Ring up and the taxi will come. That has been
very definitely put once and for all. "Ask and you shall receive." Can any promise be
clearer or less ambiguous?

By "ask" it means define your needs. Spend some little time doing that. Select a
time in the morning and just before you go to sleep at night for this definite
purpose. During that period call up, in perfect imagery, before your mind's eye, the
ideal that is yours. See it actually accomplished. See it perfect. See it complete in
every detail. Having secured the vision and dwelt on it, say over to yourself "By the
Power which is in me, this thing is actually brought to pass." Realise the full
meaning of the sentence and all that it implies. Appreciate that, as soon as a thing
is complete on the mental plane, Infinite Power is instantly at work bringing it about
on the physical plane.
Service and Generalisation

THERE are two other aspects of Mental Attitude either of which requires a small
book devoted entirely to it, but we will endeavour to give them in rough here.

The first is summed up in the word "Service." We have already regarded each one
of us as an agent for the Infinite Power of Supply, and, if we continue that view of
the position, we will realise that the successful agent is the one who concentrates
all their energies on "passing on" the goods for which they are agent. He or she
does not waste their time endeavouring to store up the goods but tries to keep
them moving as fast and as freely as they can.

If you are a garage proprietor, and have been appointed district agent for a leading
make of motor car, you would naturally do everything in your power to ensure a big
outlet for the models as they come through to you from the supplier. If you simply
stored them in your garage, and made no effort of any kind to pass them on to
others, all your available space would be very soon filled, and your supplier would
seek another and more progressive agent.

The same thing exactly applies in your mental attitude towards your own supplies
as they come from the Infinite Supplier.

Presumably you are going to use Mental Science to ensure for you an adequate
supply of happiness, service, peace and love. Therefore you must act as agent for
these things and pass them on freely to any and everyone with whom you come
into contact, otherwise the stream will be dammed and the flow of Infinite supply
will cease as far as you are concerned and will find other and freer channels
through which to progress. Get it into your head that to have fresh supplies you
must make room by passing on what you already have.

The other aspect is summed up in the word "Generalisation." In your asking for
supply, concentrate on the end, not on the means to the end. Let me illustrate that
statement as clearly as I can. Suppose you want money with which to purchase a
home of your own for your wife and children. Do not concentrate your mental
powers on the money but upon the happiness, peace, and contentment which such
a home will bring.

The reason for this becomes obvious if you reflect for a moment. Peace, Happiness
and Contentment are your aims, but there may be quite one hundred ways by
which they may come to you. All of them are known to the All-Seeing Wisdom of
the Infinite Power, and for you to particularise one special way is automatically to
close the other 99—any one of which may be, and probably is, much better and
more suitable than your way.

Your way has only been chosen according to your very limited powers of perception.

Concentrate on the end you desire to achieve, and have complete faith that a
means to that end will be chosen which will be the best possible for you.

How can I make this next proviso sufficiently clear to you?

Realise throughout your whole being that your physical and material self is helpless
without the Power. You, as you are; the you that is finite and earthly is completely
inadequate and incapable without the aid of the Power.

The Power is yours, but you are not the Power.

Realise the humility inherent in that sentence. Without the Power you are nothing.
With the Power you are all-powerful.

Do not lose your sense of perspective. Keep your place in the scheme of things. You
are the agent for the Force, not the Force itself.

I cannot urge you too strongly to read over that last paragraph again and again.
Therein is the fatal pitfall clearly placed before you. Be warned, and avoid it.

When you secure this sense of humility, you can maintain it by continually giving
thanks mentally for the gifts that come to you.


Regard your thoughts as boomerangs. If you think an evil thought of any person or
anything, you will be the loser. It is your mental attitude that is disturbed and there
is no one but yourself to blame. All thoughts are boomerangs. They come back to
the thinker.

Whatever you think, will happen to you. Therefore think well. Think good. Think
Order, Harmony and Peace. Then shall these things be added unto you.

One final matter must be dealt with. This study would not be complete without it. I
want to deal with Failure.

So far I have not admitted the possibility of failure and I do not do so now. If you
fail, you have not obeyed the rules which I have endeavoured to put before you.
And so, here is your mental attitude towards failure. If something that you wanted
has not come to pass, the fault is yours.

The Power is there. The Power wants you to have your desire. If you have not
received it, do not blame the Power, blame yourself.

If there is failure, and you examine the Mental Attitude you held prior to the event,
you will inevitably find one of these things.

1. Your desire was not constructive.

2. You doubted the Power's ability to give you your desire.

3. You have particularised or, in other words, you have wanted things exactly your
way instead of the way of Infinite Wisdom.

The world around us is visibly in a bad way. There is poverty, neglect and
unhappiness. There are wars and rumours of war. This condition of things has been
brought about by collective wrong thinking throughout the centuries, and nothing
can change it but collective right thinking.

Service and Love must reign, if Evolution is to proceed swiftly and surely. Pacts and
Treaties alone will not do it. Tariffs or Free Trade alone will not do it. Hope lies only
in the practical expression of the Brotherhood of Man and the Fatherhood of God.
The Bible is the only practical text book of economics, and Christ the only perfect
example by Whose Teaching the nations may come to live in Peace and Security.

Those of mankind whose mentalities are in a sufficient state of enlightenment can

learn consciously the principles of Mental Science. All must live out the Grand Creed
of Christianity.

The crying need of the world today is for leaders of faith and vision, leaders who
realise that Christ is the Perfect Statesman.

War and Depression came to teach us the lessons which we must all learn. Have the
nations of Europe and America learned the lessons? At one time it appeared that
they had, but now it is difficult to tell. If the lessons have not been learned, greater
troubles still are to come.—Some prophets say they are coming now—within the
lifetime of most of us. A terrible thought, which in itself should speed the learning of
the lessons.

Do not try to thrust Christian principles down other peoples throats, they are not
digested that way. Practise them yourself, and so supply leadership.

Do not fear. The Lessons will be learned. There have been four kingdoms already.
The Mineral Kingdom, the Vegetable Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom and the
Kingdom of Man. Only one more Kingdom remains un-demonstrated THE KINGDOM
OF THE SPIRIT in which all things shall be made perfect.

(Ephesians 2:19-22) So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are
citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the
foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the
cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy
temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling
place for God.

(The 21st [Century] Revelation 1-7) Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer
any divide. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven
from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a
loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he
will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and
be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death
or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who
was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write
this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." He said to me: "It is done. I
am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I
will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who
overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son."

(The 2nd Genesis 1-3) Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all
their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing;
so on the seventh day he ceased from all his work. And God blessed the seventh
day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he
had done.




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