There is no purpose in life that cannot be best accomplished through a scientific understanding of the creative power of thought. This power to think is common to all. Man is, because he thinks. Man’s power to think is infinite, consequently his creative power is unlimited.
We must know that our thoughts are building out for us the things we think of and with persistant focus will eventually attract the object of our attention into the physical plain. Without conscious effort and determination, however, it will be difficult to banish fear, anxiety or discouragement, all of which are powerful thought forces in themselves, which scatter and dilute our intentions and aspirations. Without persistent conscious purpose it is often one step forward and two steps back.
The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. Eternal vigilance is the price of success. We must make a commitment to ourselves to seek the truth and to do what is necessary and right.
There are three essentials: Knowledge, Courage and Faith. With these as a basis you can construct an ideal business, an ideal home, ideal friends, and an ideal environment. Add love and you have permanence.
You are not restricted as to material or cost. Thought is omnipotent and has the power to draw on the Infinite bank of primary substance for all that it requires. Infinite resources are therefore at your command. Once your desire is formulated and decided upon, think on it materialized, but otherwise get out of the way and allow the universe to attend to the details.
Your ideal must, however, be sharp, clear-cut and definite. To have one ideal today, another tomorrow, and a third next week, means to scatter your forces and accomplish nothing; your result will be a meaningless and chaotic combination of wasted material, or worse, a manifestation of confusion.
Unfortunately this is the result which many are securing, and the cause is self evident. If a sculptor started out with a piece of marble and a chisel and changed his ideal every other day, what result could he expect? And why should you expect any different result in molding the greatest and most plastic of all substances, the only real substance, the materialization of physical reality from cosmic consciousness?
The result of this indecision and negative thought is often found in the loss of material wealth. Supposed independence which required many years of toil and effort suddenly disappears. It is often found then that money and property are not independence at all. On the contrary...
the only true independence is found to be a practical working knowledge of the creative power of thought.
This practical working method, the constructive use of thought, cannot come to you until you learn that...
the only real power which you can have is to seek truth and then use this insight to adjust yourself to Divine and unchangeable principles.
You cannot change the Infinite, but you can come into an understanding of Natural laws. The reward of this understanding is a realization of your ability to harmonize your thoughts with Universal Thought or Cosmic Consciousness which is everywhere and in all things visible and invisible. Your ability to cooperate and synchronize with infinite intelligence will indicate the degree of success you will have in finding happiness.
The law is that thought will correlate with its object in the ether and bring forth into the material world the correspondence of the thing thought. To be truly successful you will need to employ the Law of Harmonious Attraction which will build out permanent as opposed to transitory abundance.
This implies that we use only constructive energies as a foundation for our thoughts and actions. We must discern the absolute necessity of seeing that every thought has the inherent germ of truth within it, in order that the law of growth will bring into manifestation what is truly good, for what is good creates harmony in life, alone can confer any permanent power.
The principle which gives the thought the dynamic power to correlate with its object, and therefore to master every adverse human experience, is the law of attraction, or, more aptly, The Law of Harmonious Attraction, which is another name for love. This is an eternal and fundamental principle, inherent in all things, in every system of Philosophy, in every Religion, and in every Science. There is no getting away from the law of love.
Love is feeling that imparts vitality to thought. Feeling is desire, and desire is love. Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.
In order to become a master, it is necessary to center your mental force upon a specific thought and hold it there, to the exclusion of all other thoughts.
We find these truths emphasized wherever the power of thought is studied and understood. The Universal Mind is not only Intelligence, but it also permeates substance. Consciousness, through thought, activates the attractive force of love which brings electrons together to form atoms; the atoms in turn, by the same law form molecules, which in turn take objective forms in the physical world. We find that the law of love is the creative force behind every manifestation, not only of atoms, but of flowers, worlds, ourselves, of the Universe, of everything of which the mind can imagination.
It is the operation of this marvelous law of attraction which has caused men in all ages and all times to believe that there must be some personal being who responded to their petitions and desires, and manipulated events in order to comply with their requirements. The ultimate reality is that cosmic consciousness will respond to all thoughts for good or ill, and it is through our gift of choice that we are able as individuals to determine what we will have.
It is the combination of Thought with Love that forms the irresistible force called the Law of Harmonious Attraction. With attention to this harmonic balance in our mental and spiritual lives, we can direct this attractive force to manifest more than just transitory materialism, but also the true and permanent. All natural laws are irresistible, Gravitation, Electricity, or any other law operates with mathematical exactitude.
There is no variation; it is only the channel of distribution which may be imperfect. If a bridge falls, we do not attribute the collapse to any variation of the law of gravitation. If a light fails us, we do not conclude that the laws governing electricity cannot be depended upon, and if the law of attraction seems to be imperfectly demonstrated by an inexperienced or uninformed person, we are not to conclude that the greatest and most infallible law upon which the entire system of creation depends has been suspended.
We should rather conclude that a little more understanding of the law itself, or how to apply it properly is required, just as a difficult problem in Mathematics is not always readily apparent.
Things are created in the mental or spiritual world before they appear as an outward thing, act or event. By the simple process of governing our thought forces today, we help create the events which will come into our lives in the future, perhaps even tomorrow. Educated desire is the most potent means of bringing into action the law of attraction. We must first learn to think clearly and positively to most effectively exercise this power.
This is done by concentration or attention. The intention governs the attention. Power comes through repose. It is by concentration that deep thoughts, wise speech, and all other manifestations of high potentiality are accomplished. We are what we think about, and to become a master requires effort, patience and humility.
It is through Silence that you get into touch with the all pervasive power of the subconscious mind from which all power is evolved.
He who desires wisdom, power, or permanent success of any kind will find it only within; it is an unfoldment. The unthinking may conclude that this inner communion is simple and easily attained, but it should be remembered that only in absolute silence may one come into contact with Divinity itself; may learn of the unchangeable laws and open for himself the channels by which persistent practice and concentration lead to perfection. Most people are too easily distracted or deluded by wishful thinking to connect with this silence.
The true seeker will soon enough learn the value of solitude. The din of noise of much of the world today including the voluntary distractions of electronically transmitted noise and nonsense serves only to waste time through diversion. Jesus and all the other prophets went to the 'mountain' to receive their insights.
To get into touch with this power you must come into a deep and vital understanding, appreciation, and realization of the fact that your ability to think is your ability to act upon the Universal Mind, to manifest your desires into physical reality. You will realize that by its nature it will meet any and every requirement that you prescribe, or otherwise fill in the omissions with randomness. This is another reason to manifest with love.
You have exactly the same potential ability that any other individual ever had, or ever will have, because each person is but an expression, through material form in the physical world, of the One Cosmic Consciousness, all are parts of the whole. We are all of the same mind and gift of free will, the difference being the degree of awareness of our choices. Thought cannot conceive of anything that cannot be brought to expression.
The following lines by Herbert Kaufman are interesting in this
“They are the architects of greatness, their vision lies within their souls, they peer beyond the veils and mists of doubt and pierce the walls of unborn Time. The belted wheel, the trail of steel, the churning screw, are shuttles in the loom on which they weave their magic tapestries. Masters of harmonious thought have offered hope for grander things than crowns and higher seats than thrones. Your homes are set upon the land a dreamer found. The pictures on its walls are visions from a dreamer’s soul. They are the chose few—the blazers of the way. Walls crumble and Empires fall, the tidal wave sweeps from the sea and tears a fortress from its rocks. The rotting nations drop off from Time’s bough, and only things the dreamer’s make live on.”
There are many who are not ready to enter into the discipline necessary to think correctly, even though it is evident that wrong thinking has brought failure to individuals and nation states alike. Thought is the only reality; conditions are but the outward manifestations. As the thought changes, the outward or material conditions must also change to reflect the new consensus. It was the mission of prophets like Jesus of Nazareth to point us in the right direction towards harmonious and truth centered thought. In order to be made harmonious with the goodness made inviolable by the creator, we must think with unwavering thoughtfulness so that we may attain divine inspiration and ever lasting life in love.
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