How to Develop the Faith That Heals by Fenwicke L. Holmes

How to Develop the Faith That Heals by Fenwicke L. Holmes


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L holmes introduction a new world dawns for us every morning. everything
in it is fresh and unknown. to the hopeful and daring
soul. each day is a thrilling adventure. what it will
bring. he does not know. that it will be good. he can
but believe. this belief is his faith. we all live by faith
for we are always on the borderland of the future. each
act is an act of faith a feeling beforehand that the
thing we are doing will bring results of some sort and
usually of the kind that we expect. and the deeper this
feeling is. the more certain are the results. this is
especially true in the work of healing and acquiring
success through the avenue of faith. no one today
doubts that there is a faith that heals. what we all
want is more of the healing consciousness we desire not merely to know that such a faith
is possible. but to have the faith. it will. i feel sure. be an
inspiration to my readers to know that it is possible to
use the law of mind not only to secure what we desire. but also to develop the faith by which we
speak the word that heals. how many of us have shared the
experience of the father who said to the master healer.
if thou canst do anything. have compassion on us and
help us. if thou canst. echoes the astonished healer. why. all things are possible to him that believeth. yes. thinks the despairing father. to him that
believes. but how shall i get this faith? then he cries
out. lord. i believe. help thou mine unbelief. what
he really meant was what you and i mean. i know it is
possible. help me to know it will be done. it is to show how faith can be acquired by
the same law as health itself that this book has been written. in it. i
have told as simply as possible the law of the healing
consciousness. showing it to be in perfect harmony
with true knowledge and the science of nature and of
mind. showing how results are secured by simply
knowing the truth or the law. and how we may use the
same law to demonstrate faith itself. it comes out of
my own heart and experience. and if it enters helpfully
into yours. i shall be glad. what we are all after is not
intellectual persuasion but spiritual realization. if any
man lack wisdom. let him ask of god who giveth to all
men freely and upbraideth not. fenwicke lindsay holmes. los angeles. california. october fifteenth nineteen nineteen it should be noted that. in this hook. consciousness is used in
two ways. first it means the knower or personal self.
and second. it means that self in the act of knowing or
being aware of anything. healing consciousness. for example. would be knowing
health. says calkins in persistent problems of philosophy. consciousness. the personal idealist insists. is a conscious
self or person. that is. a uniquereal which is conscious and which
may be regarded as including ideas. but which is more permanent
than ideas are. and independent of them. with descartes. berkeley. leibniz. and kant. fichte. and hegel. lotze and
renouvier. bergson and eucken. howison. ward. and royce. and
a great company of philosophers. the writer finds that
consciousness is not mere ideas or series of ideas. but that it is the
unique subject of ideas. part 1 the law and how to use it chapter 1 the new consciousness it is easier to meet the situations of life. if we
understand. it is ignorance that keeps us in fear. it is
the unknown that haunts us and lays its ghostly fingers
upon us. for life to be at all livable. we must know
something about it. since thought affects not only our
immediate mental states but also the people and things
by which we are surrounded. and unless our thoughts
are right. our world cannot be right. there are. then. certain questions upon which we must have
decisive convictions if we are to be happy in the fullest
way. there is little pleasure in an uphill trail
if we do not know from whence we came. whither we are going. nor
why we are on our way. i feel sure that. for all of us who are thoughtful. all
these questions are related to what we believe or do not
believe about the nature of the self and god. most of
us feel that to be able to relate ourselves with an
unseen but not unknown presence will go far to put
us on the pathway of understanding and so of peace
and attainment. to understand god and his way of working. is to
understand our own self. since we are firmly enveloped
in the cosmic consciousness from which our own
consciousness springs. as we shall see.or we
may turn this about and say. that. to know the self in
its truest and widest nature will bring us into a clearer
knowledge of god. then to know god and the self will
help us to answer these big questions which confront
the thoughtful heart. is life worth while? is there a
purpose which this life fulfils or is intended to fulfil? what power have i to control the conditions
of my body and environment? is there magic in the
realm of thought? whither do i go? can i extract joy out of
existence? can i have health when i seek it. prosperity
aside from mere chance. and happiness independent
of rare good luck? in short. is there a law of life? the self and consciousness when we speak of consciousness. we mean the power
to think. we mean the ability to be aware of the self
and of that which occurs in relation to the self. the
word conscious comes from the latin words. cum or
with. and scio. to know or have knowledge. when we
say one is conscious of a thing we mean that he is
with knowledge of that thing. at least to the extent
of his being aware that it is. and the consciousness of a person is the knower. or that which. within him. knows. the knower is the self. the i am. there is
neither any proof that there is an i am. nor any
knowledge of what it is in its ultimate nature. yet. if i
know anything at all. i know that i am. and i must
either say that i do not know anything at all. or else
say that what i know can only be known because i. the
knower. exist before that which i know. how could
anything be known unless there were an i. that is. a
self to know it? this may seem very involved. but it is also very
important because it shows us that consciousness or the knowing self exists before the body. before the
physical jesus was the spiritual self. forever existent. the master himself said. before abraham was. i am. it is true that scientists once said that
consciousness is a product of the brain. and that physical reactions in
the brain cause us to think. they have claimed this
because some kind of action does occur in the brain
when we think. for example. if i hurt my feet. the
nerve telegraph wires carry a vibration to the brain. and the message is recorded in a certain area
by a little cell shock or explosion. then i say. it hurts and
withdraw my feet. now. my thought about the hurt
and the cell action in the brain occurred at the same
time. but that does not prove that my brain produced
the thought. i. the self. the consciousness. simply
noted it. that is all. but again scientists said. we know
that it is the brain that produces consciousness because. when anything happens to any portion of the
brain. we cannot think the things which that particular
part of the brain is accustomed to think. in other
words. we lose our consciousness to that extent. for
example. they said. suppose i injure the brain center
in which my hearing is recorded. my ear may remain as
perfect. but i have lost that part of me or the
consciousness which hears because that part. of the
brain is injured. so that. if i continue to lose parts of
the brain. the t would disappear little by little until
it would be lost altogether. on the contrary. other scientists call attention to the
fact that the brain is merely the instrument of the
consciousness and that whatever happens to it merely
affects the power of the instrument but not of the
consciousness. for example. if my eye is injured. the self can no longer use it as an instrument. but the
self is not injured. if i break the lens of my binoculars. i cannot see through them. but i am still a seer. and
that the self still exists after an injury to the brain. with its hearing and seeing consciousness
intact. is shown by the fact that often the brain and
cell life learn to use other agencies than the eye and
ear to do the work that i. the conscious self. wants done. take.
for illustration. the finer sense of touch which the
blind man develops. it enables him to read. to get
messages through his fingers from your lips. and to
find his way about. he did not lose his seeing
consciousness. he merely lost one of its instruments. his consciousness immediately set to work
to find another. the fact is that we are safe in saying that. if we cannot
prove just what the consciousness is in its essence. we
can say that it is. and how it works. and the greatest of
the scientists today are assisting us in showing a preexistent
self or consciousness. we find. too. that the search for the self or
consciousness is not to be ended by concluding that it
has taken up a temporary habitation in the body any
more than we can say that a man is inseparable from
his house merely because he is at home. to find what
the nature of the self is. we must look beyond the body.
and our study will necessarily lead us into an investigation
of the universe in which consciousness finds one of its fields of expression. what is the nature
of the world in which we live? are we related to it
organically only or in some higher way? is there a
consciousness back of it? if so. what is its nature? in
short. what is the cosmic consciousness? chapter 2 cosmic consciousness physical science is making enormous advances
today. no student of life can afford to be ignorant
of the marvelous discoveries of the present hour. all the
old landmarks are being swept away. a new spirit and
a new order is at hand. take. for example. the once
fundamental law of physics. the indestructibility of
matter. today we know that matter can be resolved
into energy so completely that the energy will
not again come back into form. photographs can be taken of the atoms of which
material substance is composed. yet these atoms are
merely vibration. the experiments of le bon. the
french scientist. go further than this. they show that
another so called fundamental law of physics must go
by the board. the conservation of energy. this law
claimed that even when substances are entirely changed
in their nature by corrosion. decay. or fire. the energy
in them still exists. simply having been converted from
one form into another. but le bon states that energy
can be entirely devitalized and returned into nothingness. this means that it is no longer
in shape to be perceived by the physical senses. but this
nothingness may go under any name we wish to call
it. the unknown. the ether. the imponderable. physical science thus shows us that the universe
appears and disappears. evolving
from and dissolving into a silent sea of an immaterial
somewhat. what is this immaterial somewhat? science says it is
ether. everywhere existing. without bounds. continuous. homogeneous. never dissociated in parts in
which one mass of ether would be separate from
another. out of this ether. the visible universe is
evolved through some activity of energy. whence this
energy and how it acts are questions which can be
answered. not by physics but by metaphysics. the universe created by an act of will metaphysics is in harmony with the postulates
of science when it says that energy is produced
by the action of a will. but it goes still further and says that
to will is to think. that thinking is an act of mind. and
that the ether of science is. therefore. better termed
mind. for mind. too. is spaceless. timeless. continuous. homogeneous. never dissociated in parts. in other words. it is as eternally one as is the ether. then the act of will which produces energy
is the act of mind. or. in other words. energy is this action of
thought. mind creates energy by thinking. and energy
forms the substance of the visible universe. that is why
we can say that the universe is alive for it is made by
intelligence out of itself. no less prominent a scientist
than a former president of the american association. edward drinker cope. affirms that we live in a
conscious universe and that energy can be conscious. and he further says that we are not
necessarily bound to the hypothesis that protoplasm is
the only substance capable of supporting consciousness. in other words. he perceives
that consciousness and intelligence are not bound up
in a physical universe or a physical body. consciousness exists apart from all that we
can examine with the jive senses. it exists before creation
and after. it is not going too far to say. then. that creation is the
body of god. yet. as it would be absurd to say that the
powers of mans mind are confined to his body. so is it
absurd to say that all there is of god is bound up in
the physical and visible universe. as all the forces of
my mind can be converged to one intense point of
interest. so can all the powers of the divine mind be
brought to apply to any task which it may seek to
perform. perceiving that there is a universal
intelligence apart from all limitations of time and
space. we must conclude that divine mind can and
does act. with limitless or infinite power. on its own
thought. for since physical energy is but the
emergence into expression of the divine thought. for
god to think is to act. when mind acts. it is with
limitless intelligence. since it is the all mind. it acts
with limitless freedom since. as the universal. it can
have nothing outside itself to constrain it to act
contrary to its own desire. being the homogeneous. non dissociable. limitless one. it can have no rivals.
and there is no place in the universe for any spirit or
being contrary to its nature. if god be for us. who
can be against us.thus. when we speak of the cosmic consciousness. we are speaking of the
omnipotent. omniscient. omnipresent one. whom we
call god. the names of god is there any advantage in using this other
term for god or our father? only that it may bring
home to us a new meaning and confidence. whatever our
earlier experience may have found in god. whatever
peace. poise. faith. hope. and companionship there has
been for us in the god of our earlier faith. can only be
beautified and intensified by a deeper knowledge of
his nature. and we can say with a greater intimacy of
knowledge. i know him in whom i have believed
the cosmic consciousness is the infinite spirit of
intelligence that made and rules the summer flowers
and all the worlds that people starry space. a mystery
of being? yes. but no more a mystery than we find on
every hand. we explain physical action and reactions as
due to chemical affinity. capillary action. attraction of
gravity. and so on. and think we have explained. but
have we? what are these forces? what is force? can
any materialist among the scientists tell us? only a
true recognition of the mental nature of the universe
can answer this question. this. at least. the mental
scientist can say. if we are to judge by the way they act. force and thought are the same thing. there is no
distinction between what we call force and what we call
thought. for force is mind at work. and mind at work
is thought. it is plain then that the cosmic consciousness
is intelligence. for it acts by thought. it is life. for all
life is derived from it. it is wisdom. for wisdom is
harmonious action. and spirit. as one. cannot know
friction from another will. it is therefore harmony. it is beauty. for beauty is merely the orderly
arrangement of parts. it is love. for love is the unity of
kindred things. it is all that man calls good. and yet
we must not confound this good with any idea of contrast as over against anything that
we call bad. for that introduces two forces into the universe. god
and a devil. and to admit a devil is to admit not a
unitary universe. but a dualistic. and we have just seen
that the universe is one. jesus himself called attention
to this as of the first importance. the greatest and first
saying of the mosaic law. said he. is this. hear israel. the lord. thy god. the lord is one. and beside
me there is no other. accordingly by good. we mean that which is real or
true and that god as the real and the true is the
author of all that makes life beautiful. happy. and
satisfying. and by the same token. we must perceive
that what we call bad is merely failure to work in
harmony with the law of the good. evil. then. is
wrong thinking. the thing of a day. truth is
harmonious action. the thing of eternity. the one
passes away. the other endures. the cosmic consciousness is therefore everything
that is true. eternal. enduring. and thinking of god in
these terms of intelligence and bigness. ready to
become to us just what we ask or think. we dare to
launch our desire into the infinite. knowing that our
vessel will return laden with the cargo which our faith
has collected. chapter 3 personal and impersonal consciousness the cosmic consciousness is the all of everything
of which we know. it is all of life. love. truth. and power. it includes everything within itself. there is nothing
whatever outside of it. whatever exists. therefore. must
be explained in relation to it. whatever form appears. whatever expression of life we may find. must be
within the one even though it exists or stands forth as
distinct from others forms. it is easier to understand
this when we realize that all is mind and that different
forms are merely different thoughts put into expression. thus the same spirit manifests in the
stone. the rose. the bird and the man. yet man himself
must be explained as other than a thought of god. for
he himself is a thinker. he is not only conscious but
self conscious. he thinks of himself as apart from any
other self. he has individuality. that is. he conceives
that there is an i and another that is not i. god does
not have individuality in that sense. he cannot
recognize another outside of himself. for there is no
outside. thus we cannot attribute personality to god
in the ordinary note. this statement often causes offense at first
because not fully understood. if it is a problem to you. turn at once to part 2. chapter 2. and read about the impersonal law
and the personal god. or read my being and becoming. and law of mind in action. it is the highest joy of the soul
to awake to this enlarged concept of god and to find our place in
the cosmic mind. limited sense of the term. for personality must
necessarily imply limitation. and he is the limitless
one. personality indicates. not only separation. but also all
those other attributes which we connect with it. choices of will apart from law. passions. prejudices. conflicts of opinion. purposes at variance with others. in short. all those qualities which mythology attributed
to its gods. they grew angry. they fought. they sought
revenge. they played favorites. they ate and drank. and
granted or withheld their favors as their fickle will
desired. such a concept of god was held by the ancient
peoples of the bible. and many people today think of
him merely as an enlarged theologian. sitting on the
rim of the heavens and passing judgment upon mankind. such a concept of personality is impossible
to those who recognize god as the cosmic or universal
consciousness. being intelligence or consciousness. spirit exists independent of time and space. it has no
purposes apart from the law of its being. it acts not by
choices of will but by law. it is the power that stands
back of everything that appears. for we are told in
scripture the things that are seen are not made from
that which doth appear.in other words. spiritual or
the cosmic consciousness must be recognized as the
thinker that conceives things. the substance of which
they are composed. and the power that sustains them. as the water of the sea enters here to become
a harbor. there to become a canal. in one place to be
the ice upon the bosom of the bay. in another to be the
foam of the breaking wave. and yet never loses itself
as the sea. so
spirit passes into all things and all minds without
losing its universality. our own individuality to so perceive the cosmic consciousness is
to learn the secret of all demonstration. for upon its impersonality
is based our power to control the affairs of our life. we
get a picture of this in the analogy of the wind. the
wind blowing in fresh from the sea is absolutely impersonal and impartial to all. here it enters a
window and fans a fevered brow. there it turns the
great wings of the mill and grinds the grain. for one it
winnows the wheat. and for another it fills the sail and
drives the vessel before it. one man calls it good
because it lifts his burden. another curses it because it
whirls the sand in his face. but. neither good nor bad. the wind blows full and free and becomes to
each man what he allows it. each sets his own sail. shuts his
window or opens it. exposes his grain or withholds it. one ship drives east. and another west.
with the self same wind that blows. tis the set of the sails and not the gales
which tells us the way it goes. in other words. it is clear that we may recognize in the
cosmic consciousness the impartial. impersonal spirit
with universal powers and limitless resources. acting as
the substance and the energy which man may draw
upon at his own will. we apply our own conditions to
it. if it is love we desire. we can draw that forth out of
the infinite of love. by choosing it. if it is wisdom. we
can ask of god who giveth to all men freely and
upbraideth not. if life. we may choose in what form it
shall express. were the cosmic consciousness other
than impersonal. this would be impossible. for we
would be coming constantly into conflict with its will. it is thus evident that man makes his own
world by choosing that which he will have out of the
universal. whence did he get this endowment of power?
he got it from his ageless heritage in the heart
and mind of the infinite. consciousness. from its very nature. is
that which is and was. and ever shall be. it is
impossible to conceive of it as having beginning or
ending in time. that is the very mystery of its nature. that it goes before all. what man is in himself. we
cannot know. as he exists. or stands forth in the
infinite or universal as a distinct point of
consciousness. and. as the universal is one. we can
conceive of man only as at one with that one. and
therefore as the universal reproducing itself in the
particular. man is therefore coextensive with god in
the potential nature of his being. and. however exalted
and wild an idea this might seem in view of mans
earthly history and experience. the logic of idealism. the testimony of the prophets. and the vision
of the soul alike bear witness to it. consciousness or the ego
never was born. for it exists forever in the eternal
one. you. the eternal one of spirit. have never been
born. you never can die.the kingdom of heaven is
within you. said jesus. now. father. glorify thou me
with thine own self with the glory that i had with
thee before the world was. for thou lovest me before
the foundation of the world. before abraham was. i
am. whether the consciousness of the individual
returns again and again to embody itself in brain and
muscle. nerve and neuron. i do not know. that he
shares in that eternal light that shines from eternity
to eternity. is attested by every reason by which we are
enabled to say that we exist at all or that there is a god. chapter 4 the law of consciousness. stated it has become evident from the previous chapters
that mans control of body and condition? rests not in
chance but on conscious choice. so soon as he acquires
the new understanding. he perceives that he gets out of
life just what he puts into it. that as he thinks in his
heart so is he. that he shall ask what he will in my
name that of the real self and it shall be done unto
him. he then perceives that whatever has happened
to him up to this time has not been due to chance
nor the fickle favor of fortune. nor the good or bad will of
god. nor man nor the devil. he perceives that he is
dealing with the law. that as a man soweth in word or
deed so shall he also reap. that the cosmic consciousness acts as the law of life. that it is
impartial and impersonal. and that he sendeth his rain
upon the evil and the good. upon the just and the
unjust.these are notable discoveries. but by them a
man is put upon his own resources. he has no devil to
blame. there is no luck good or bad. there are no
mistakes except his own. and the inharmony he feels is
the inharmony he makes. we are living in a universe of
pure intelligence. infinite in power. continuously
creative. and impersonally manifesting in poverty or
wealth. sickness or health. according to the dictates of our own selections. we set the mould into which spirit shall pour
itself out into form for us. if we are rich. it is by no chance. either consciously or
unconsciously. we have kept the law. we have sowed
faith in supply. big men of finance tell us that they
have never even thought of themselves as not having or
making plenty of money. they have always expected
financial success and have therefore gained it. they
have expected it. in that. is the secret. our demonstration
is in the terms of our expectancy. he who anticipates poverty with dread.
will eventually hear the great gaunt wolf howling at his door unless he changes his
thought. if. on the other hand. you have the perfect wealth
consciousness. yet dread disease. then you are laying
yourself open to its invasion. a man might keep every
law of success. but violating the law of health. he
would reap the fruits in ill health of some sort. multimillionaires are not immune to dispepsia
if they have the dispeptic consciousness. we are free from the things we do not want. only by
forgetting them and turning our thought to the things
we do want. the law of consciousness reveals the fact. therefore. that we bring into our lives just what comes. by the attitude we assume toward life. blessed is that
man who expects something. for verily he shall have
his reward. and he who expects nothing will get that. too. as eagerly as water flows to fill a vacuum. so spirit
flows to every point where receptivity is provided. becoming what we think. the same substance becomes
the rose and the thorn. the buttercup and the burr. the
sunshine and the cloud. the rain and the rainbow. it
flows through the blood as the corpuscle or the germ. and deposits as the cancer or
the cure. neutral. impartial. impersonal. it assumes the form
and the quality which our own thought provides. out
of the intangible. ever present. infinite. all powerful
substance of spirit by which you are surrounded and
in which you are immersed. you draw your bane or
blessing. pain or pleasure. as the mirror takes the
image you reflect into it without a murmur and
without a change. so this all encircling consciousness
images your thought and puts it forth into expression. but. unlike the mirror. it is infinitely creative. it does
not pass away until all is fulfilled. and unless you
change the image by changing the thought. it will go
on creating for you indefinitely. this is the reason why
the thing i greatly feared has come upon me. fear has
gripped the thought and the imagination. the more
intense it is. the clearer is the image of the disaster
which is dreaded. and. in some form or other. we draw
out of the universal the very thing that we do not
want. happy is he who knows this and carefully
scrutinizes every thought and motive that he may put
forth in idea only that which is beautiful and good. and
bring into his life the full fruit of his bouyant faith. boldly must he. who makes the discovery of
his own life and powers. face the issue. he may not like the
situation. he may resent the responsibility. he may
wish to hark back to a devil or a god to blame for his
misfortunes. he may wish that he could escape the
burden. he cannot. he may say with job. let the day
perish wherein i was born. but he is here. and he must face the fact. one cannot
avoid danger by turning his back. nor escape the light
by shutting his eyes. we cannot fit truth to us. we must fit ourselves to the truth. we cannot
break the law. but we can be broken by trying to break
it. he who opposes the law is ground to dust and
ashes. not by its volition but his own. as a knife may be
ground away against the stone. instead of crying out
against the law. we must seek to understand it. we
must know the truth. and the truth will set us free. we are bound in the chains of our own ignorance. and
our escape is not by struggle but by knowledge. chapter 5 the law of consciousness outlined whatever comes into our lives comes in obedience
to the law of consciousness. that what we think and
feel ultimately expresses in act and form. every mental
activity is followed by some form of objectivity. for this
is the very essence of its nature. it is so because the
only way mind can create is by thought. and we must
recall that at the beginning of every creative series
there is nothing else than a mind to create and nothing
out of which to make things but itself. this calls
attention to a number of facts with which we ought to
be familiar. even at the risk of repetition. 1. the starting point in thoughts. things. feelings. expressions. is mind. at the beginning. there is
intelligence. ever operative. everywhere present. power
of all power. life of all life. back of every thought you
think is the infinite of life. love and power. 2. the substance of all things is consciousness
or intelligence in some form. if you wish to speak of this
intelligence in esoteric terms. you may call it the word
and with john may say. in the beginning was the
word and the word was with god and the word was
god. and the word was made flesh and dwelt among
us. this is as true of all things and people as
it was of jesus. what we call flesh or matter or things is
simply the crystallization into form of the thought which
it expresses. 3. cosmic consciousness makes a world out of
itself by simply speaking the word. the word is backed up by
limitless power and intelligence. and. as you cannot
think a thought without thinking it into the infinite of
being since it is one and you are in it every word that
you speak is backed up by all the power of heaven. this
is why those who live in the consciousness of the
presence and whose thoughts are set on the highest. get such noble results in character and attainment.
this is why those who persistently hold thoughts of
fear and failure. or jealousy and revenge. are
ultimately overwhelmed. they have set into motion
forces which they do not control. and they must bear
the consequences. only our natural selection of the
better and the fact that the aggregate of our thinking is
in the right direction keeps us from self destruction. only our failure to know the best. to believe in it. and
to seek it. keeps us from rising to heights supreme and
wonderful. 4. cosmic consciousness is continuously creative. everywhere new things are appearing and old
are passing away. new birds are born to sing. new roses to
bloom. new stars to shine. the whole study of science
is merely to discover what the creative mind is making
and how it is making it. and the province of philosophy
and religion is to make the new alignments of life which the new discoveries make possible. science. philosophy. and religion cannot stand still
because god does not stand still. behold i make all
things new. human progress is like a vessel ploughing
its way through an unknown sea. some sleep. some
watch. and some desire to put about. when morning breaks. the wise soul peers forth to
what the new day shall reveal. what course he will
follow? what islands shall he see? what new continents
appear? what harbors may he enter? old things are
passing away under the momentum of the advance of
the race. we are in the new current. and fresh winds
stir the sails. a new captain is on the deck. new leaders
in all things. new rulers of men. new rulers of industry. new moulders of public opinion. new methods. new
education. new religion. new powers unfolding. new
opportunity. new life. a new day. a new
consciousness. what ecstasy of change for the valiant
and fearless soul. he of the big vision smiles. is he poor? the
wheel will turn. for he will turn it. is he sick? life shall flood to
overflowing banks. for he will open the gates. is he
enslaved by fears or circumstances? he will cast off the
shackles. is he unhappy? he will find the point of
friction and remove it. does the grave threaten? he
will peer beyond. he faces all. dares all. achieves all. because all things are being made new. and
he is in the midst of it. if he will but sieze the tiller of his own
vessel. he may seek what harbors he will. and the
cosmic power will become at once the wind for his sail
and the sea upon which he may safely adventure. he
can never sail beyond the infinite care. chapter 6 outline of the law of consciousness
subjective consciousness defined cosmic mind. being universal. is a unit. as we have
seen. as a unit. it must be independent of any
consciousness of individuality. for individuality is an
expression of separateness. and the cosmic mind
cannot think of itself as apart from another. as there
are no parts. this mind is therefore subjective. because
objective mind is the development of consciousness to
contact a world of form and to understand and adjust
to it. the babe is born practically entirely subjective. it
is emerging into an objective world. so it soon
develops an objective consciousness through an effort
to adjust to environment. creative mind. however. is
the originator of form. is the sustaining principle
within it. has no sense of separation from it. and. therefore. does not have objective faculties. accordingly. it does not have personality in the
common meaning of the term. for personality is the
sum total of individual consciousness. including
subjective and objective characteristics. the
impersonal. subjective character of the cosmic mind
must be emphasized and borne constantly in mind. otherwise we would be thinking of it as having
purpose of its own as opposed to ours. we would think
of god as fickle. sometimes answering prayer. and
sometimes not. and feeling that there is a big element
of chance in the answer to prayer. we should cease to
pray at all. we should lose our sense of contact and drift
into agnosticism and discouragement of every kind. but
once conceive of cosmic consciousness as the impersonal. creative spirit and act in relationship to
it on that basis. and we have the foundation of a science
of effective prayer. as this may seem abstract. it is suggestive to compare
with cosmic consciousness. the consciousness of the
individual as we perceive it in the phenomenon of
hypnotism. experiments along this line have revealed
that. under certain circumstances. the objective
faculties can be made quiescent for a time. and the
mind will then act entirely subjectively. that is. the
individual puts off the conscious personality or
realization of himself as a self. he then acts under the direction of the operator
and assumes the personality which is suggested
to him. the
objective mind and will of the operator virtually becomes his for the time. if it is suggested to him by
that mind that he is a lawyer. he will begin to act on
that assumption and use the terms and ape the
manners of a lawyer. if it is impressed upon him that
he is a great orator. he will accept the impression and
frequently make a pleasing speech. the thing to note is
his unquestioning. impersonal acceptance of any
suggestion that is offered to him. this singleness of idea and assumption of
personality is by no means confined to hypnotism. let any one be
possessed of and by a big idea. and with singleness of
purpose. he will act it out to the last degree. joan of
arc may be used as an illustration. impressed with the
idea that heavenly voices summoned her to save the
french cause. she accepted the suggestion. her
subjective faculties acted upon it to the fullest extent.
and she developed into the saviour of a great cause. all lofty achievement and all fanaticism alike
is based on this principle. that there is a power within us. call it subjective consciousness
or what you will. that takes the big idea of our life and
builds out of the hidden resources of our soul. the
power to put that idea forth into objective expression. this is the basis of psychotherapeutics with
medical profession. of suggestion and
autosuggestion with the psychologist. psychology and metaphysics it may be interesting here to note the difference
between the psychological and the metaphysical theory
and practice. psychology is the science of the individual
mind. and healing is accomplished through the
subjective creative mind of the individual. metaphysics
is the science of the universal mind and healing is
obtained through the action of the universal or divine
mind. both views are correct. as the creative. impersonal mind of the individual and the
universal are one in essence and nature. it is not i that speak. but my father dwelling in me. he doeth the works. the difference between the two concepts is
in the attitude of mind and the relative effect. we must
realize. that the stronger the idea and the greater
the faith. the more successful and permanent will be
the results. if. then. we feel that all the forces of heaven
are directly at our disposal. we are assured of a wealth
of success. this the metaphysician feels. and this he
seeks to impart to his patient. on the other hand. in
suggestion to the individual mind. the patient cannot
but hold the idea that he is intimately involved in the
process. that he has something to do which involves
struggle. with the idea of struggle enters
the element of doubt as to the issue. doubt becomes a
part. at least. of the auto suggestion. and the
consequence is frequent and dismal failure. we must not lose sight of the point intended
to be noted in this fifth section. namely. that cosmic
consciousness. while infinitely creative. does not
interfere in our affairs. and. while it is ready to become
to us just what we ask and think. it does not take the
initiative. it is the impersonal. creative force acting on
the ideas which it presents to itself in the work of
creating a visible cosmos. wherein it acts as the law of
tendency. or else acting upon the ideas which are
presented to it by the individual who seeks its aid. the value of vision we thus see that cosmic consciousness acts
on the strongest idea or concept that is impressed
upon it. and the importance of ideation or image formation
becomes very evident to us. the life is fullest that is
most replete with creative images. that ventures most
in faith into the unseen but not unknown. and the
dreamer is no longer to be despised. dream your
dreams. see your visions. picture your good. knowing
that you draw forth from the inexhaustable resources
of heaven just what your faith demands. vision and
faith will carry you across every sea of despair. every
mountain of difficulty. ask. with faith. believing. a man there was. with a common name
and a common view of life. his thoughts were always of common things
and never rose to the sky on wings. nor ever soared where the spirit sings
far over the common strife. so he lived and worked in a common way
in a plain and grubworm style. he ate and slept with never a thought
to lift him out of the common lot. and so. at length. in a common spot. they laid him after a while. another there was with a common name. but a vision vast and high. he dreamed of heights for his soul to climb.
and. vision with act in perfect rhyme.
he flung himself. with a faith sublime. far out on the trackless sky. he blazed a trail for the souls to come
with a dreamers artless art. for ever the dreamer of noble mind. who lives his vision. shall living find
his vision painted for all mankind and hung in the common heart. chapter 7 the practical use of vision visualizing prosperity even our dreams have meaning. for they are the
pictures of our desires. although often hidden from our
rationalizing mind and obscured by their imagery. the
study of dreams and their interpretation was a work of
some of the great bible characters like joseph and
daniel. and. through the investigations of freud and
other psychologists. we find a recurrent interest in
these interpretations. what i wish particularly to call
attention to is the fact that the activity of the mind in
dreams is always by way of picture formation. its ideas
are. in picture form. our dreams are cinematographs. and. it is probable. they are entirely devoid of the
element of time. it is only when we awaken that we
give full cohesion to them. so rapidly do they occur. that it sometimes happens we dream in a few
seconds so much that it takes many minutes to recount
it when we put it into words. men. who have all but met death
by drowning. tell us that they have had a full review of
their whole career pass across their mind in a flash of vision. the lives of the mystics are replete with
illustrations of the picture forming nature of mind. when they reach
an advanced state of consciousness and. in deep
contemplation. become conscious of the all. they
sometimes fall into a swoon during which they are visited with visions and ecstasies. from these
visions. they awake with renewed zeal and physical
capacities. we may note. too. that primitive language was always
in pictures of some sort. as we may see from a study of
the hieroglyphics of the ancient egyptians. chinese. aztecs. peruvians. and the american indians. all these
facts show us that in some way the initial step in
consciousness is by way of pictures. the imaging
faculty is not the acquirement merely of education. it
is native to us. it antecedes time and belongs to the
subjective life. most people use this faculty in
remembering things. they have what is called a visual
memory. they remember by the way it looks. in my
own experience as a student. i depended on this faculty
to such an extent that i frequently quoted history and
science in an examination. word for word with the page
of my text book. it often recalls the words of a speaker
to think of just how he looked when he said what he
did. we thus find ourselves drawing forth our memory
or recollection from the primitive storehouse of the
infallible memory of the picture making mind. someone has said the language of spirit is
form. and this fact is not only borne out by what we
have said of actual experience. but also by all that we can conceive
of the creative method. at the beginning of creation. the cosmic consciousness has no objective
pattern for the things it will create. nothing has appeared in form. and the only way it can be brought forth is
by the creative imagination of spirit. spirit or mind. therefore. makes a world by simply thinking of the
form which it shall assume. its language is the
language of pictures. by that divine quality inherent in its being
which we may call imagination. it starts the initial impulse of a world. it visions a sun. and it blazes into glory. it dreams.
and all its dreams come true. visualization if. now. we will couple with the foregoing facts the
further truth that our dream passes into thought. our
thought into act and objective form. and that we are
what we think. we shall have the sure foundation for a definite
method in demonstration. this is the method of visualization. let us suppose you want a new home. the case of a
friend will illustrate the principle. he desired a better
home and one more worthy of his culture and increasing capacities. he believed in his power to bring
to him the good he sought and set himself definitely to
work. he began to picture the kind of house he
wanted. he saw it large and commodious. here were
the broad steps and the wide veranda. he mentally entered through the oak paneled door into
the attractive reception room. he saw the rich rugs on the
floor. the warm fireplace at one side. and the
upholstered chairs. then he saw himself as the master
of the house. dressed in perfect taste and comfort. descending the handsome stairway on the right. and
coming forward to greet a welcome guest. thus he
pictured himself in detail. living in the house of his
imagination and enjoying its luxury. he saw himself as
a man of affluence with money in his pocket sufficient
for every need. and. in short. created by vision a new
life for himself. within a years time. his dream was
realized. and he stepped into the larger sphere which
his faith had perfected. truly. the things that are seen
are not made of that which doth appear. faith is the
substance of things hoped for. the evidence of things
not seen. whatsoever things ye desire when ye pray.
believe that ye have received them and ye shall receive
them. out of the invisible realms of spirit. out of that which
from the physical side isnothing but which from the
spiritual side is everything. out of that nothing into
which science can entirely dissolve matter. and yet
from which all matter proceeds. man may draw his
good by simply repeating the creative process. and this
is the work of vision. you need have no fear for the issue. if you will but
have faith in the power of visualization. let your soul
articulate in form. perceive your good inwardly and
claim it. if it is money you need. see yourself in
possession of it. if it is a journey you wish to take. then venture out in vision. visualize the trip. go to
paris while still in london. visit rome while still in
paris. but do not rest there. state firmly and with
conviction. this is the picture of what is mine. let it
be brought forth in a completeness which is above my
present scope of vision. then it shall be done unto
you above all you ask or think. chapter 8 on visualizing success and keeping the law the foregoing chapters have outlined the method
by which we may attain. we are to recognize an
infinite creative consciousness. willing to become to us all we
may ask or think. possessed of an intelligence not only
capable of understanding our desires but also of
carrying them into effect with infinite wisdom. nor is
this all. for there may be factors in the case with which
we are unfamiliar and with which we may be unable to
acquaint ourselves. the cosmic mind will see to this
for us. there may be means and agencies which must
be employed to realize our good of which we know or
can know nothing. spirit knows these and will provide
the way in which our good shall come. we should never
question the issue merely because we do not know how
it should be done. this is so important that i wish to
illustrate it here. a woman. who was in financial trouble. came for help. she was carrying on business in a store where
the rent was too high for the volume of her trade to
support it. after several months. she found herself at the point of
bankruptcy. she owed a months rent. and. by the
terms of her lease. all her fixtures. machinery. and
equipment could be attached not only for the rent but
also to insure the lease. she asked the owner of the building
to give her a few days time in which to try to find a purchaser of the business. whose experience and increased capital would
enable him to buy her out. assume the lease. and save her
from bankruptcy. i talked with her. assuring her that while we did not
know who the purchaser would be. there is an
intelligence that is in touch with all minds and does
know. we then visualized the right man or men
appearing in her store. immediately she began to have
enquiries about the business. and two men came who
were partners in another place and were looking for an
opening for enlarging their trade. one of them was
very much pleased with the new location. but the other
held off because he thought the rent too high. the woman then asked if i did not think that
we ought to hold in consciousness that these two men
would decide to buy. i told her that while this might seem a
natural thing to do. it was not in accord with the high
principles of this science. it was one thing to know
there were purchasers who would want the property. it
was another thing to make them want it. the one was
faith. the other was hypnotism. we can choose what we
want. we must not choose the way it is to come.
and for us to try to force the issue by subtle
mental influence is the invasion of the rights of
others. this is
a very important fact and ought to be emphasized. people sometimes come and innocently enough. since
they do not know the law. ask that we should use the
law to make others give them money. or yield to them
in some way. when we want anything we should
choose the thing we desire and then know that it will
come without robbing another or by striving to influence any one by the
hidden powers of mind. if necessities of the case are
such that the act of another is directly involved. as
when. for example. there is inharmony in the family. we must affirm that such an one will act on
the basis of his highest nature. that his best self will govern
his actions.and. as nothing comes to us that we have
not invited in some way. we should realize that instead
of treating another to make him do the right thing. we should treat our self to know that no injustice
can be done to us. accordingly. we affirmed in spirit that the business was
sold. no matter who should buy it. the partners called
on another firm with the intention of buying the latter
s business. we would sell to you. was the reply. if we
could find another location to suit our own growing
trade. why dont you go to see mrs. p? she has a
good location for you. the result was that mrs. p
sold her business to the second party and was able to
pay the rent in arrears and save her own property. we are dealing with an intelligence that knows
all. is in itself all substance. is able to do exceeding abundantly
above all we ask or think. we should then know that
my god is able to supply all my wants. and it is not
for us to dictate how our good shall come. we can
safely rest our case in the infinite consciousness. and
thus be saved from eternal worry and fear. chapter 9 visualizing health it is a mistake to say that man reaches out
into the invisible and plucks forth what is already
there. the
possibility is already there. the unmanifest is
potentially there. the undifferentiated of life. love and
wisdom is there. but it exists in the essence from
which the thing itself is to be brought into form. an
acorn is not an oak. a copper mine is not a kettle. a
tree is not a house. and a thought is not a book. we get
out of the invisible the substance of which the thing we
desire is to be made. but we mould and make the
thing by our own thought. just as a river is water
diffused and undifferentiated into various forms of
expression. but can here be caught into a vessel and
frozen into ice. there caught into a ditch and spread
out in irrigation. and in another place turned into
power over the water wheel. so can spirit be fashioned
into prosperity. happiness. or a physical body. but you. the individual self. choose what the form shall be. and. although the process may be unconscious at
first. as in
the moulding of the body as you grow from infancy. there comes a time when you more consciously
choose. both in the food you eat. the clothes you wear. and the
thoughts you think. selecting the right idea knowing as we do that the thoughts we think
are in the ultimate the decisive factor in eating. in methods
of acting. in sanitation. and hygiene. nay. more. that
all these things themselves are the manifestation of
thought. and. in their real nature are thought itself. we
ought to carefully select the thoughts and images
which will secure for us the most delightful results. we
ought to form as perfect concepts as possible. this is
the value of our imaging faculty. what is your concept of a perfect body? cultivate an
imagination about it. deny the seeming for a time. in
order that you may conceive the better thing. imagine
yourself as buoyant. elastic. see yourself as walking
comfortably about or working at the vocation you
enjoy. picture yourself as functioning perfectly
within the very part of your organism that now distresses
you. a friend of mine practically overcame lameness
by refusing to carry a cane and indignantly objecting
to her familys habit of springing forward to
aid her. she
taught her nerves and muscles to do their natural work
by insisting on their doing it and imagining they were
working as they ought. see yourself ideally in the same way see yourself ideally. if you
are upon a bed of sickness. begin by thinking in terms of the real
self. i. the real self. am a free spirit. i am free in mind
and free in body. i can do what i will. go where i will. live as i will. this body is my servant and does as i
dictate. i see myself whole and free from pain. i rise
from this bed. i stand upon my feet. i am free. free. free. i claim my freedom. i know of one who used this method in healing
himself of valvular leakage of the heart. he was examined by a
physician who told him the nature of his trouble. undismayed. he returned to his home and began his treatment. every clay. he laid his hand over the region
of his heart and declared. i see you functioning perfectly. i see every organ in its right
place. i see my heart acting as it should. then. he
withdrew his thought from his heart and turned it to a
deep realization of life. in a few months. he was again
examined by the physician and declared perfectly well. another. who had what is called a floating kidney. caused it to become fixed in perfect order
by daily seeing it in its place through the image forming
power of his mind. it is clear how such treatment would act. the
subjective. creative activity of mind has the strong
impression of health stamped upon it. the objective
side of mind would not know always just how the
organs of the body look or function. but the deeper
creative mind does know. for it built them in the first
place. each organ is an intelligence functioning
without our conscious thought. but. in the case of
disease. we have interfered with its activity through
mental pressure of some kind. through fear or wrong
thinking. if now we change the current of our thought
and think of our body as functioning perfectly. the
body will respond. see yourself as spirit a good method is to image the body as pure
spirit. to
see yourself as spirit living in a world of spirit. unhampered by grosser forms called matter. dream yourself as existing in this pure world
of spirit. you are thus seeing yourself ideally. you are seeing
yourself as you are in the potential power of being. then the creative life within you takes this
idea of itself and begins to construct accordingly. so you find that you do not have to struggle. you only
have to know. let no one fasten upon you the thought
that your trouble is incurable. who is he that shall
usurp your rights of image formation? who shall
supplant your picture forming power? shall you
accept his dictum? the language of creative activity is
visualization. the articulation of vision is thought. the
expression of thought is objective realization. creation
never ceases. therefore do not despair before the
verdict of the physician. you are the metaphysician. you are the master within the temple of your
body. have faith. only believe. and it shall be done unto you
of my father. chapter 10 visualizing health in the case of organic
disease the cure of incurables medical science has seen fit to issue the
dictum that some diseases are incurable. and to fasten
this dread thought upon the mind of the patient. sometimes such
disease is organic. that is. the organ is deformed in
some way rather than merely functioning wrongly. in
the case of nervous diseases. the patient is frequently
told. you cannot recover. no one ever recovers from
such trouble. this places before the patient the
inevitable picture of deformity and despair. and adds to
the malignancy of the disease. such cases are often
encountered by the metaphysician who is called in as a
last hope. he must at once set to work to destroy the
wronsr image by substituting for it a right one. he
must realize that healing originates. not in human will
but divine mind. it emerges from spirit. its forces are
the forces of the eternal. health is the outpouring of
him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above
all we ask or think. the source is omnipotent mind. we have. then. an unlimited source. an unplumbed
reservoir from which to draw. nor are these forces in
the hands of a miser power. an unwilling giver. for he
is more willing to give than we are to receive. did we but realize it. the healing forces are all about us
now. pressing upon us. seeking admission at the door
of mind and body. they stand at the door and knock. they search us out. for spirit is forever
seeking expression as love. joy. peace. health. intelligence. and
power. we depend entirely upon the absolute source
of all. we draw from the unlimited. we secure our model
from the perfect. we know. therefore. that all disease
is curable. let us. therefore. with perfect confidence approach the
divine mind. formulate the picture of health and
know that the agencies which turn your vision into
flesh and bone. nerve and neuron. are already in
existence. they will carry your message to the afflicted
organ. that organ becomes the depository of your
new health forces and the substance you have drawn
forth from mind. just as the mississippi river or the nile
build up rich deltas by bringing down from the hills
and plains their rich cargoes of loam. so the inner
forces of the body carry. through chosen channels. the
reconstructive forces of the body. which your vision
and will have ordered forth. as the river currents may
be directed to any chosen locality. so these rich forces
can be directed to any part of the body. visualizing the model the forces of life are sentient. they are thought forms. they have intelligence. each is a little workman bearing
on its face the stamp of an idea. in other words. we
may impress on the reconstructive forces the model of
the perfect organ and tell them to build on that plan. they obey mind. they rush to do the bidding of the
will. if we give them a plan of health. they build health. if of disease. they build disease. if we say. this is the perfect idea. build to it. they so build. the reason you are sick is that you have
thought wrong thoughts. change the image and the body will change
with it. the body is but a manifestation of spirit. matter is but
spirit at its lowest level. therefore. when you have a
case of supposed difficulty. you must get into a
heightened consciousness of spirit. the greatest healer
is simply the one who can most completely become
conscious of spirit. who can know that all is mind. he
uses the same power in every case. hard or easy. he
never has any harder task than to control his own
consciousness. he has first of all to know that his word
or thought has all power. he must rise above all ideas
of difficulty. and recognize that he is dealing with a
power that does not know the word difficulty or failure
or incurable. he then dissolves the body into its
constituent element of spirit. he sees it as spirit. poises
it in the spiritual realm. deals with it as the perfect
spiritual idea or perfect thought of mind. he must see
man as the perfect expression of the perfect one. feeling your unity with spirit you are as you think. if. therefore. you conceive of
yourself as at one with this perfect one. you will draw
to your own visualized picture of health the higher idea
of the creative one. then the creative forces will have
impressed upon them the best and finest idea. and you
can rest your case in omnipotent hands. your bodily
organs will then be conceived of as god conceived of
them in the beginning. realizing the body as spirit. an
organic disease or an incurable. one will be found to
be no different from a slight affectation.all disease is but
the registry of wrong ideas upon the body. and
therefore the strength of the disease is in the strength
of the idea. if then. you know the truth that all is spirit and
insist on its expression. you need not doubt the issue. the strength of your idea depends upon the
depth of the feeling that accompanies it. how much faith have
you? how persistent is your effort? the disciples
could not heal the epileptic boy. they appealed to jesus. who. coming down from the mountain where he had
realized the limitless power of god. spoke the healing word. jesus was the perfect channel of power. to the disciples
who asked why they failed. he replied. because of your
little faith. if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed. ye shall say unto this mountain. remove hence to
yonder place. and it shall remove. and nothing shall
be impossible to you. mountains of difficulty in
healing move at the command of a master faith. all
visualizations of healing must be accompanied by deep
expectancy. and it may be encouraging now to realize
that just as we can demonstrate the health or
prosperity we desire through faith in the law. so we can
demonstrate the faith that heals. how this can be done
we will show in the second part of this book. let us
seek this faith. expect. expect. expect. part 2 how to develop faith through use of the law chapter 1. the new healing and prosperity consciousness consciousness as intelligence is neither new
nor old. yet in each of us there is an awakening of
the self to the powers we possess which may well be
called the new consciousness. one of us widely unfolds the
portals of his mind to the perception of life. and we say
of him. he has a great healing consciousness. of
another we say. he has a wonderful consciousness of
prosperity.when we enter into the deeper realization of the indwelling life. we may be said to have a new
consciousness. to feel this life and the power of it to
the depths of our being is to have the faith that moves
the world. all of us want it. lord. i believe. help thou
mine unbelief. is the cry of every soul at some period
of unfoldment. in itself. it expresses both a belief and a
desire. the belief is. these things can be true. i
believe in them intellectually. i accept the science of it. the desire is. oh. that i might have a deep feeling
of the truth. that i might today know it in my heart
rather than in my head. do we not often hear it asked. why is it that
i have had this accident or sickness? i who believe
all these things? the answer is that your knowledge
has not yet passed into spiritual understanding. objectively you have accepted truth but not
subjectively as yet. but the subjective or deeper
consciousness is the creative faculty. and whatever is
there as feeling. vision. or belief. governs your life. it is
because your word has not been backed with the
feeling consciousness that you have failed. this is why
great teachers have not always been great healers. the
early or untimely death of a great teacher is not a
reason for unbelief nor reproach. such an one may
have seen clearly with the intellectual or rational eye. but he failed to have experienced the truth
emotionally enough. that is. did not feel it as fact for himself. there is no moral nor intellectual fault. it is the law at
work. the sun shining with equal impartiality on
the evil and the good. and we must remember. too. that
some teachers have not wished to live longer in the
body. spiritual consciousness how then may we turn our intellectual assent
into spiritual consciousness? here is the great
demand of this science. let us see if it may not be answered by
direct demonstration to this end. all that is is brought into expression by
the word.we begin with the word. that is the definite formulation
of our desire. and we set this word free in the divine
mind. we dwell mentally on the fact that this mind
takes every word we thus put forth as its starting point
and operates upon it with perfect intelligence and
limitless power. it does not refuse the word. it does
not ask questions. it does not argue. it does not say. this will harm you when you get it. that other would be better. it makes no choice for you. it is law. and its nature is that whatsoever
a man soweth. that shall he also reap. the seed is the word.
and creative mind takes it and begins to grow the
harvest. dates from dates. figs from figs. and thistles
from thistles. it grows a thorny cactus with no less
interest than a fragrant lily. by the same rule. you can develop or unfold the new
consciousness. remember that you are seeking
something as definite in this desire as in any other. you
would not hesitate to ask spirits co operation in
solving a problem in philosophy or arithmetic. why
hesitate in using the law to unfold spiritual consciousness? spiritual attainment is only another
name for high. fine mental states. spirituality is lofty
thinking. true thinking. therefore choose your word
with this in mind. i am about to demonstrate a deeper
sense of my atonement with spirit and consequent power. unfolding your consciousness your word then is. i know that there is but one mind.
and i am in it. spirit can and desires to act through
me. the divine presence wishes to be recognized. love. light and wisdom can spring forth from within
me as water bursts forth to spray the fountain. thou
mind of the world. thou doest take the things of the
spirit and manifest them unto me. thou doest take
my word and bring forth my desire into expression in
health and prosperity. but most of all would i have
thee manifest thyself to me in the deepened consciousness of my at onement with thee.
to such an extent that when i speak the word. i am no longer
filled with doubt. to such an extent indeed that i shall
unquestioningly feel thatheaven and earth shall pass away. but this my word. shall not pass away until all be fulfilled. now do i have that serene consciousness that
is sure of the fact that thought controls substance
and passes it out into form. now do i feel. deep within my being. that the things i desire shall come to pass. i not only
know that these things can be but that they will be. i
am conscious of the fact that i and the father are one. he is creative. i am creative. he is changeless
substance. i am changeless substance. he is eternal. i
am eternal. he is perfect. i am perfect. he is
complete. i am complete. as he creates by thinking. so do i. i am conscious of myself as self
directing. i
have faith. i believe in the power of my own word to
bring things forth out of the invisible. to embody in consciousness to embody things in consciousness is to unquestioningly
feel that when we speak the word. it is done unto us even as we will. it stands forth
completed in spirit. its soul goes forth to take on its
body. it is done so far as we are concerned. it will
appear objectively at such time and place as it is
needed. now or later. to acquire the embodying consciousness is
therefore of all things desirable. to this end. we may practice
concentration and wisely seek to realize the presence of
spirit in all our affairs. but i know of no way more
sure of getting quick and sure results than that already
outlined. by which we simply declare into divine mind
that we have the consciousness and our word returns to
us as faith. justifying our method. remember that
there is no word that does not produce an effect of one
sort or another. that some form of expression must of
necessity take place for every word. and that if we persist in asking for anything. even our little faith will get results. there is an
illuminating example of this in the man of whom jesus
spoke who secured the loaves of bread because of his 1
unblushing persistence. and isaiah says. ye that
make mention of the lord. keep not silence. and give
him no rest. till he establish it. every demand we
make gets some answer. how much greater. then. shall
be the scope of that answer when we persistently ask. day by day. we erect the walls of our holy temple of
peace. and each stone is the symbol of some word
spoken often in the dark night of our soul and with
but little faith. yet that faith is the first glimmering of
our dawn. and soon the rising sun shall flood our souls
with the radiance of a day that never ends. chapter 2 the law and god faith in control of natural forces the law is not god. we often learn of those
who are kept from the truth and all the good it would
otherwise bring into their lives through the fear that in
some way they will lose the personal contact with god.
and we would like to free those who through this fear
are all their lives kept in bondage. while we claim to employ the law. we neither
manipulate it nor god. we simply learn how to
apply the right factors to the law so that it can operate
for us itself directly and without interference. law is
not synonymous with god. the word god is used to
express the sum total of all we mean by deity. it is a
much abused word and may mean much or little according to the concept. a highly cultured christian
would have a very different concept of god from a
bedouin of the desert. or even an arab of our own
streets. yet each might sum up all he means by deity
in the one word god. or allah. god is both the impersonal creative mind. the life. love. and wisdom in which we live. and also
the spirit or intelligence conscious of being. conscious of its
power to act and consciously directing its own action. these are attributes of personality. and. as such a
being. god may be spoken of as he. this also explains
the esoteric use of the masculine gender to denote the positive. creative. or life giving function
of spirit. law is simply gods way of acting. above the law is the
intelligence that acts through it. in fact. in the
absolute sense there is no law. that means that spirit
simply acts as it chooses without reference to any idea
of law. or any consciousness of it on its own part. but.
since spirit is perfect harmony. every act fits every
other act with perfect order. and man. viewing the
expression of gods thought. calls it law. viewed from
the absolute. then. there is no law. viewed from the
relative. or mans limited modes of vision. all is law. the seer has truly said. alls love. yet alls law. and
yet that is only from mans point of view. he cannot
act independent of the law nor need he try because the
law is beneficent and full of life. law. then. is. from mans point of view. simply the
instrument through which god acts to perform his
purpose. his acts are generic or along certain definite
lines or tendencies. as law. these tendencies are
impersonal and without individual purpose. no
amount of personal or impassioned pleading on our
part will persuade deity to act outside of its law. since
it can do above all we can ask or think within the law. the law seems inexorable only as we strive
to reverse its workings or plead for favors contrary
to its nature. answer to prayer does this. then. exclude deity from answering our
prayers? by no means. but the way it will answer them
is already established. do i mean. then. that god can
and will set aside the order of nature to answer the prayer of faith? what do you mean by the
order of nature? you say that it is natural law. for
example. that man cannot walk on the water. he cannot
rise into the atmosphere. he cannot break the law of
the attraction of gravitation. he cannot still the storm
nor cause the wind to cease. yet jesus walked on the water. rose in the air. and
stilled the storm. psychical research has proven beyond
any doubt that there are powers in man which enable
him to rise by some unseen power of levitation. to
cause objects to move about in the air without physical
support. and thus to act according to some fuller law
of the attraction of gravitation. does man. then. break
these natural laws? no. he simply acts in consonance
with some deeper law with whose powers and nature he
is as yet unfamiliar. could he. then. still the storm? why should it not be possible to cause the
rain to fall or cease? a storm is due to certain conditions
of barometric pressure. the rain is governed by certain
fixed laws of pressure and heat. and these laws are
governed by mind. if. then. man could get into the
right relation with this mind. he could hope to govern
the activity of the pressure and heat. he could not
cause it to stop raining if the natural physical conditions were still in force. that is. he could not
break the physical or lower law. but he could
transcend it by getting in touch with the force that
controls the natural physical conditions. divine mind
would then act to stay the storm. not apart from its law
but in accordance with it. and the further possibility
should not be overlooked. that man himself can
impress the idea of the change on the cosmic mind or law
which results in the change desired. prayer would
then be scientific because it would be in harmony with
law throughout. bible support of faith in control of natural
forces such possibilities cannot be denied by those
who accept the bible with any degree of completeness
whatever. many cases are recorded of the control of
natural forces. both in the old testament and the new. but always by men of great spiritual force
like elijah. who brought the rain after the drought. and
jesus who walked the waves. it is very evident. then. that the
control of these things is not due to power to break the
law but intelligent use of some law of mind or spirit
above common knowledge. and it is equally plain that
if one man can do these things. it is inherently possible
for all men. faith seems to be the essential element. but faith is merely a confident attitude of
expectancy. such a confident attitude is the idea. impression. or
mental image which is given to the cosmic mind. which then acts upon it by the law of its
nature. such extraordinary power as this could never
be acquired save by men of the deepest spiritual
character. that is. those whose keenness of mental perception
and idealism would prevent them from ever wanting to
use their power for other purposes than the good of all. the history of the world is full of cases
of answered prayer in the control of natural forces. but these
answers came about through law. the law that
according to your faith it is done unto you. in other
words. there was sufficient expectation and desire
for the common good. to move the cosmic forces. faith
can move mountains. literally. that mountains are not moved is no proof to
the contrary. god gives what we ask in faith thus to have faith in the law is not to dishonor
god by seeking to manipulate him. but to honor him by
believing that he not only can but desires to rule his
world in such a way as to give man the greatest freedom and joy. this he can best do by putting
into the mind of man himself the power to initiate
the train of causation which is to bring him the desired
good. faith is this power. prayer is this power put into
expression. without it. man would be bound by natural
forces. and his freedom would be only seeming. with
it. he may rise to heights and destiny beyond
even the imagination of the present hour. and any of
us who view intelligently the discoveries of modern
science and psychology. to say nothing of psychic research and the
vision of the metaphysician. ought to be able to dream
of that time to come. here on this very sphere. when
man. having risen in mind and character to those
levels of consciousness which make him worthy. shall be
using forces so much finer than any known to the
present hour that he shall literally live in a new heaven
and a new earth while still in the body. meanwhile. do not leave to another day nor another
person the glorious possibilities that lie inherently
within you. again with jesus declare. as the father
hath life in himself. so hath he given it to the son to
have life in himself. whosoever believeth in me takes
my word to be true. from within him shall flow
streams of living water. declare for yourself this truth. i am endowed with all the nature and powers
of the son of god. i am a spiritual being. possessed of unlimited resources. all that the father
hath is mine.whoso calleth on the name of the lord
shall be saved.if he shall call upon me. i will answer
him. i will be with him in trouble. with long life will i
satisfy him and show him my salvation. this i now
affirm to be true of myself. and from this hour. in
infinite faith in god. i shall go forward to do the work
he has given me to do and to draw from heaven the
high gifts that belong to me as his child. chapter 3 how to demonstrate faith faith is a confident attitude of mind. it is to feel
assured that our word will become flesh. that our
thought will register in creative mind and take on a
body. that when we say. i am made whole. the
creative energy will bring forth health. there are
those who sit in the silence and declare the truth of
life. who at some point in the treatment get a positive
mental assurance that the work is. as they say. done. they mean by that that they have reached the
point in consciousness where they know that their thought
has begun its work on the substance of mind to
make the thing they want. michael angelo says. let me make an
angel from this stone. and he imagines how the angel
will appear and begins to carve. he feels sure of the
value of his vision. of his power to execute it. and that
out of the unformed substance a struggling angel will
emerge. so we take the unformed substance of mind. dream the dream of our desired good. and believe
that our thought will bring forth into form that
for which we long. this belief is so certain in some minds that
the healer will tell you when his work is done. jesus
knew that the work of raising lazarus was accomplished in mind. even before he spoke the audible word. and
declared. i thank thee. father. that thou nearest me always. in chapter 1. we have shown how to go to work
to demonstrate faith in just the way we would
demonstrate health or success. but the subject is so
important to us all that it will be of value here to show
more of the process by studying how the mind works. it is necessary to recall how retentive the
mind is just as nothing can be lost from the infinite consciousness. so nothing can ever be lost from your deeper
reservoirs of mind. you never forget anything. the objective. or
reasoning activities of mind. may lose touch with the
things you want to remember. and you say. i have
forgotten. but have you? let us suppose that it is a
stanza of verse. you begin. break. break. break. on
thy cold gray stones. o sea. and i would that my
tongue could utter.. and there you stop. what is
that other line? you have a faint recollection of it. you
can almost get it. but not quite. you run over the
foregoing lines again and again but without result. you
go to bed. the next morning you awake and the first
thing you think of is the forgotten words. i would that my tongue could utter the thoughts
that arise in me. out of the subterranean depths of consciousness. long
neglected thoughts arise in you. by subtle trains of
association. you bring them to the surface of the mind. science says that no mental impression is
ever lost. the faith you already have let us suppose. therefore. that you have thought many
thoughts that are full of faith. you have had faith in
many things. just as you have now. you have had faith
in the bible as the wonderful word of god. you have faith
in the promises you have found there. you have faith in the love of the father. you
have faith in the love of your own family and friends. you have faith in your country. you have faith in a
dollar bill that you can get something in exchange for
it. you have faith in your food. that it will strengthen
your body. you have faith in the electric current. that it
will take your car to the end of the line. you have faith
in your own mind. that it can think rationally. you
have faith in your ability to make things. or do things. running over the list of your faiths. your confident
attitude of expectancy about things of which you can
have no immediate proof. how many you find. faith is
utter certainty about things of which you cannot in the
nature of the case have any absolute proof. but you are
sure of them. you live by faith. without faith it would
be impossible to exist for one moment in a world of
things. see. then. what faith you have already. is it not
wonderful? do you not already have faith about nearly
everything? is not the aggregate of your faith greater
than the aggregate of your doubt? of course it is. nor is this all. for you are surrounded by
thought forces of faith. people with whom you are associated
have faith. some of them may have much more faith
than you in some directions. suppose. for example. that one has a great success consciousness. while yours
is very low. that consciousness exists for you as a great
example of the faith that you desire. more than that. that consciousness may become a distinct impression
upon your own mentality. if you desire it. again
another has the consciousness of health. though not
of prosperity. viewing his health consciousness. you
may claim that you share in it. and thus put yourself in
the current of his thought. the very universe is full of the thoughts
and utterances of faith of the faith full of all time. no word ever
escapes from the eternal ethers or divine mind. and
every thought that has gone forth to bless still lives in
the frictionless medium of mind. like birds. they flock
to the window that is open to receive them. we see. then. that everywhere there is encouragement
for us. in the infinite resources of mind. in the
memories of all the faiths we have had. in the minds of
others. in the very air. when the cry goes forth. increase my faith. it is the conviction or faith that
there are others whose heightened faith can be ours. whose larger consciousness may be impressed
upon our own. how. then. shall we go intelligently to work to
secure all these benefits that await us on every hand? demonstrating faith through claiming it to awaken our own consciousness to larger
faith. we
must. therefore. call upon all these resources. and this
is as simple as any other demonstration. simply
declare. i have perfect faith. and i am receptive to
every thought of true faith anywhere. the result of this statement will be to set
up a magnet in the mind to attract all the helpful. hopeful. optimistic faith thoughts within and without. you have
declared that you have faith. the mind takes that as its
picture model. it begins to collect out of the hidden
reservoirs of memory all the faiths of yesterday. it
assembles them in orderly array. prepared to march
against the army of your fears and erect the temple of
your faith. silently the thought. I have faith in the power of my word. i have the healing
consciousness. begins to take upon it the body of
which it is the soul. this word becomes the law of life
for your mind. i have faith. i am confident of the
success which shall attend my every word. even as
you sleep. the sleepless mind goes on to build your
temple. begins toutter the thoughts that arise in
you. as you scan the pages of books and magazines. there
come forth to greet your eye the pictures of beautiful
deeds and faith. you do not see the accounts of
infidelity. shamefully featured as news. but only the
finer and more glorious acts of men. as you listen to
the voices of the multitude. you do not hear jar nor
jangle. fear. nor fault. you hear only those who speak
words of comfort and who look with even eye of faith
out onto lifes landscapes. you become selective of the
best because you have declared. i have faith. thus
you draw to you thoughts that are inspiring and
hopeful. you become a center for the attraction and
radiation of faith. through the open doors of mind
and heart come the songs celestial. faith is the victory
that overcomes the world. thus faith can be
demonstrated. thus you come at last to have the faith
for which you long to make your home in the heart of
the infinite. daily declare. i have this supreme
wisdom. this mighty faith. i am at one with all faith. i
am safe in the infinite mind of god. and.according to your faith it shall be done unto you. chapter 4 the new faith in faith
how to develop it thoughts of themselves become things. and every
mental attitude produces an effect of some kind. we
are therefore constantly demonstrating the thing we do
not want by thinking how much we do not want it. the bad that comes to us is simply the expression
of wrong thinking. malignant diseases are as much a
matter of demonstration as their cure. a cure does
not deal with the disease. it has nothing to do with the
disease. the true healer never thinks. i am healing
disease. he says. i am knowing the truth. the
disease. which is the expression of your faith in
disease. vanishes before your faith in health. every disease ought to be a living proof of
the creative principle. that inharmony thoughts can and do
produce cancer ought to demonstrate the power of
mind. you say. i believe in the power of thought to
produce physical results. i believe that thoughts make
things. i even confess that my sickness is due to
wrong thinking. and if i could make only one demonstration. i would have perfect faith hereafter. here you are illogical. for you admit that
your disease is itself a demonstration. it is the result of your
thought. so you have already demonstrated what
you do not want. now have faith in your power to
make another of the kind yon want. look about you and ask yourself this question. do i
know of anything that exists independent of mental
causation? is not mind back of everything i see? is
not everything made by mind out of the substance of
mind? does not consciousness control creation. and is
not the thought father to the act? then consider what
faith is. faith is your own thought instinctively
realized. faith is the assurance in your own mind
that your own thought will bring forth its own
creation. since thought starts every creation and is
backed up by all the mind and all the power there is. can your
thought lack creative force? it cannot. declare
this truth. i have faith in faith. i have faith in myself. i have faith in creative activity. i have faith in the
outcome of my own faith. i am full of quiet
confidence. i am calm. i am serene. i am confident. thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose
mind is stayed on thee. chapter 5 developing faith
through feeling faith is. in fact. a matter of feeling. since we bring
into expression just what we think. it is necessary to
have as clear an image as possible. and this image is. of
course. often blurred by the way we feel at the time
of speaking the word. for this reason. we must work to
eliminate the thought of pain or poverty from the mind
and feeling. if pain rises up to protest against our
statement and to deny its truth. we refuse its subtle
suggestion. as a matter of fact. we are endowed
by nature with the power of inhibiting pain. pain is the
incoming vibration over the sensory nerve to tell us
that there is something wrong in the part of the body
in question. these nerves are created by the ego self to
protect the body so that it may survive in an objective
world. the pain is merely a warning of the intelligent
cell life that its existence is threatened. but having
done that. the function of the pain is past. and the
strong will can inhibit it for a while. you can refuse to
accept the incoming sensation. all the sensation the
body has. you give to it. you can also take it away. ether. or mind. is a substance without qualities or
feeling until consciousness gives feeling to it. your
body is made of the substance of mind and has pain
only because of the self conscious intelligence which lies
within it and functions through it. you do this. first. by withdrawing your consciousness
from the part affected. through an act of will. then
you heal it through an act of faith. to withdraw
consciousness is simply to say. i will no longer accept
this pain. then. you can go on with your mental work of healing
and get the unblurred vision. a good time to heal is in
the morning. because you usually are free at that time
from any sense of weariness or pain. a few minutes of
undisturbed quiet in bed give one a sense of luxury and
ease in body. take that time to declare the truth. during the day. declare it often. not merely when the
sickness reminds you of it but when you are feeling
fairly well. do not allow yourself to fear that the pain
will come back. but. you say. it has come back before. and i
cannot help dreading it now. can you not see that. if
you have once overcome it so that you are free at this
present moment. you can do the same again? why
borrow trouble? one woman said. i am feeling well
now. but i hate to feel well. because i always feel sick
after i feel well. she set the law for herself. and she
got what she felt she would. erase from your mind all doubt of the issue
and take your stand on the truth. i am a child of god. i have
within me all the powers of my father. i am free as he
is free. i feel deeply the life of spirit within me.
and i shall fear no evil for thou art with me. denial a true denial is not the statement of a negative. for the statement of a negative is a positive. to state
that there is a nothing. and then to make an attempt to
heal it. is to make it a something. if there isnt any
isnt. why treat that isnt? to deny disease is to say that
there isnt any disease to deny. to call it an illusion
and then to give a treatment to get rid of the pain of
the illusion is in itself an illusion. how do you know
but that the treatment itself is an illusion? to state that one lives in a world of illusions
is mental assassination. for it plunges us at once into a dream
life and an unreal world wherein we lose all of our
bearings. it is virtual insanity. and the crazy man
playing at george washington is as fortunate as we
who only dream fantastically. to state that all is
illusion is to state that there is nothing upon which to
base reason at all. then the reason by which you state
the illusion is itself an illusion. and so is the statement. thus confusion is doubly confused by a system
of denials that affirms that there is a nothing
which is so much of a something that we have to get rid
of it. and it is just as unreasonable to say that
it is something if we like it. but nothing if we do not like
it. that wealth is something. and poverty is nothing. and yet we are poor. poverty is as much an experience
as wealth. everything is an experience. and therefore
we have to find the solution of our problem. not in
denying the experience but by changing it. instead of
allowing the unpleasant experience to occur. we must
substitute a pleasant one. in the same way. dyspepsia is
as much an experience as a well digested potato. it is
produced by the some process. thought acting upon
the intelligence of the stomach. spirit or mind is the substance which passes
into the mould which we provide. and if we have a disagreeable
experience. the way to get rid of it is to change the
thought. true denial. therefore. is simply to refuse to let the
feeling of sickness or poverty take possession of us. we
have to refuse to accept the impression. we inhibit or
cut it off. we do not say. lam not sick. i do not have
disease. i do not have a material stomach. therefore i
cannot have dyspepsia. we do say. i refuse to
think anything but health. i will feel no pain. i will
admit into mind only thoughts of life and health. we
refuse to recognize the sensation of pain. suppose
there is such an experience as pain. it shall not come
nigh thee. only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and
see the reward painful consequences of the wicked
those who think in a warped and crooked manner. to deny. therefore. merely refuse to admit destructive
thoughts. sternly put your mind under control and
think constructively. i like the negro woman who said
to the dealer. is you got any aigs? i aint said i aint. he replied. i aint ast you. is you aint. i ast you is
you is. is you? if we are positively positive instead of positively
negative. we can afford to forget the whole struggle
of the mind that involves itself in denials and
affirmations. simply state positively what you want. utterly disregarding what you do not want.
and it shall be done unto you even as you will. we get what we
demand and what we expect. chapter 6 how to have faith in your healing word when we at last get a clear vision of truth. we begin
to see and feel everything in a different way from. before. truth is knowledge that we live in the invisible
world of mind and that out of it everything that we can
know in a material world is made in response to the
creative word. it was of this truth that jesus said. ye
shall know it. and it shall make you free. the same
spirit appears in all things. the same substance is in
the flaming sunrise. the flying bird. and the flowering
bush. the one substance composes your body. your
environment. and your wealth. one mind brings into expression the mole and
the man. the mountain
and the sea. each thing that we see comes forth out of
this one and the same mind. and in each still lingers
the intelligence of its source. each thing has its soul. the
soul is spirit individualizing itself to become the
sustaining principle of that thing. and so long as spirit
is conscious of itself as a rose. the rose endures. when
the soul is withdrawn. the petals fall. yet. as the
thought of god is infinite. who shall say whither the
soul of the rose flies? but man is more than the rose. for he is conscious
of himself. he knows that he is spirit. he realizes himself
as at one with the all intelligence. he is more
than a thought. his body is the form thought has
taken. but he. the self. is the thinker of the thought. conscious of himself as at one with the creative
intelligence. he must then seek how he may reproduce
its activity in the control of his own conditions and
affairs. he must awaken to his powers. he must learn
to use the creative word. he must put forth his
thought that it may embody itself in fitting form. he
must know that he needs but to speak the word only
and my servant shall be healed his word is the image
or picture of his desire. the more faith he has in it. the
better the results. but no word lacks power. creative
mind begins to act on every word that is spoken. choosing what you will have you do not have to make anything. mind makes it. you
have only to speak the word. what is it that you want?
you must know that. what will you have? you are the
chooser. definitely decide on what you want. then as
definitely declare that it is done unto you now. do
not think of yourself as struggling to make something. just think of yourself as the one who is starting
the train of causation that is to bring you something. put
your word out with confidence. knowing that it is not
you but spirit that is to do the work. ye shall know
the truth. and the truth shall make you
free. the law of mind does all the work. today declare. i have faith in the power of the law. i
believe that all is mind. everywhere manifesting itself
as the life and soul of things. i believe that all things
and forms are responsive to my will because of the intelligence of the one mind that dwells
in them. i believe that my word goes forth to control
my conditions. i believe that my word is the soul of the
thing i desire and takes on its body when and where it
is best. i believe that my word has power. i believe that
my word registers in creative mind. i know now that
this word that i am speaking is being taken up by the
all mind to be acted upon with all power and all
intelligence. i have faith in the power of my word to
find its place in the creative thought. i have faith that
it is there. the work is already done in my own
consciousness. i feel satisfied. it is done. then rest
your case with the creative mind. the truth shall
make you free. chapter 7 faith in the great within one day at a time learn to live life day by day. never live tomorrow
except by happy anticipation. to dread tomorrow is to
demonstrate a tomorrow to be dreaded. if today is not
all you wish it to be. rise above it in thought and
declare your faith in all the good to come. then it must
come. to bewail the present hour is to sow the seed
of new distresses. laugh if you can. sing if you can. and
if you cannot sing. then shout. my brother used to say
when he heard me about the house. it seems to me
that i have heard the same words to a different tune.
never mind. the tune is in the heart. what is your
heart song? let it ring out today. cheer up. the best is
yet to be. every day there are men who die because they
think they are going to be hurt. fright takes their breath
away. there are still others who are wearing themselves
out trying to make the world all right. the world is
already all right. and your fear about it will only be a
contribution toward making it wrong. the way to
make the world right is to be right yourself. then you
will at least brighten the corner where you are. if
everybody does that. he is doing his part. it is a good
deal better to be the message than it is to tell it. instead of trying to set the world right. set the ideals of
your own life right. work out every problem from
within. all growth is from within. the way to change
things is to change in consciousness first of all. may
heaven pity the rest of the world if we. who know the
truth. are living anything else than the ideal today. if
we. who know the truth of life. find it necessary to
turn to outside agencies to make things right. what
shall the struggling multitudes do. dare to fling
yourself on the bosom of the law. dare to say. it shall
be done unto me. dare to believe that you can better
get results through faith than through struggle. stop
struggling. struggle raises resistance. and resistance
brings upon you the very evil you deplore. i do now declare my faith in today. i know that there is
nothing wrong in the eternal order. and the changing
world is the changing thought of man. i will therefore
align myself with the eternal order. chapter 8 how to develop faith
in yourself self confidence is there any place. time. or event in which the one
mind is not operative? are you not in that mind? is
there in the one mind any point where there is less
than the all intelligence and the all power? is not the
one mind evenly distributed through all space. time. things and men? of whom. then. are you to be afraid? fear of others is
a disrespect to the self. a proper estimate of the self is
not only essential to true manhood and womanhood but also to comfortable living. let us take time. if
necessary. to dwell on the fact. i am no less than the
greatest or the wisest. that in him which makes him
wise or great is also in me. his very greatness rests on
my ability to recognize and appreciate his virtues. i
could not do this unless there were inherent in me the
same greatness. that i can appreciate his qualities is a
tribute to my own. am i less than this man because today he has
money and i am poor? he is no richer than i in possible
resources. but he has mined more of his wealth. he is
no nobler born than i. he has manifested more of his
nobility. his position and honor are the output of his
faith in himself. they have come to him because he demanded
them. they are the response to his thought and ambition. they are the tribute
to himself. but they are things which i also can express
for myself. when we approach a man with dread. do we. after all. fear the man himself? no. we fear things. names. position. wealth. varnish. velours and vases. the
glamor by which he is surrounded. knowing these to
be the expression of his own rich consciousness. why
let them stand between you and him as obstacles? when you make your next approach. go to see
the man himself. a true estimate of the self
places you on a level with all men. for there is neither east nor west. border. nor breed. nor birth. when two strong men stand face to face. though they come from the ends of the earth. you are just as strong. just as great. just as noble as you
think you are when you become aware of the true self. thus we see that faith in ourselves comes
from learning to estimate men and things in terms
of spirit. am not i on a level with life itself? do i seek favors
for which i cannot give value for value? is not as much
good to come to this man for his favors as to me who
seek them? if i am full of fear. is it not virtually
because i either lack confidence in my goods or
myself? fear of others is no less than fear of oneself. then let me no longer go apologetically about. while
truly honoring all men. i shall say. i. too. am a
great soul. i. too. am a creative spirit. i. too. am noble. i. too. am success. and name. and fame. i am all mens comrade. worthy of all respect. expectant of fair treatment. i have faith in myself. fit
yourself mentally by claiming your true nature. put
yourself in harmony with the man whom you wish to
approach. on the level of spirit make your unity with
him. then go confidently forward. you cannot fail. be
true first of all to the nobility of your soul. nobility
bows to nobility. and the greatest will bow before the
inherent splendor of the soul that is true to itself. chapter 9 how to develop faith
in happiness cheer up. these are the very words used by the
master healer before he spoke the word of healing. you cannot be well while you are in the dumps. tears
make fears. and fears make images. and images
impress themselves upon the law. the magic mirror of
life catches the doleful face and gets this idea. everything is wrong. only the worst is expected. then. since it puts forth into form just what is
given to it in idea. we soon find our worst moods and fears
realized. in the midst of darkness. you cannot afford to
indulge your sorrow or your pessimism. rouse yourself
vigorously and thrust aside the ghostly specter of
sadness. put it off your pathway with a masters hand. knowing the truth. you dare not do otherwise. you will
master your emotions. you will control your thoughts. to be downhearted is to be cowardly. it is to accept the
buffets of life as the blows of fate. the bold hearted
receive the blow as a warning to themselves that they
are off the highway and must get on again. to such. every knock is a boost. for it urges them forward and
demands more rigorous control of thought. we must
learn to meet life with a smile and. bravely facing the storm. to declare our faith in the calm that follows. never a storm has raged but has had its end. never a loss or sorrow but peace came afterwards. face into the storm and see the sun behind
the cloud. remember. why wind swept mountain oaks endure. when oaks in the vale are riven. to weakly yield to the moods of depression. to bow
humbly before the storm. is suicidal to the great soul. this is the moment to declare your divine
rights. at
this hour. let your soul arise in majesty. it is not fate
but yourself that you are facing now. fight it out to a
decisive issue. the fault. dear brutus. lies not in our stars. but in ourselves. that we are underlings. claim happiness out of the universal. it is there in
abundance. but you must draw upon it. spirit is ready
to give. but we must take. nay. more. we must boldly
demand. but of whom shall we demand? first. we
must insist more with ourselves. i shall have
happiness and freedom. i will not despair. i will stop
fearing. i am not afraid. i do believe. i will not accept
anything but the best. i am master of my own
emotions. second. we must call forth the full measure
of joy from the universal by expecting it. we must
expect more. i do now turn to the exhaustless supply
for wisdom and happiness. joy belongs to me. and i
claim it. god is joy. life is joy. let every inharmony
now pass away from me. i expect the best to come to
me. and come now. only the best can come. only the
best is here. in sorrow and loneliness. in sickness and
want. the
great need of the soul is that calm poise that refuses to
accept conditions as they are. refuse to despair. turn
to the infinite and thus declare. my faith is made
perfect in thee. as thy child. i am heir to the best. i
abide in thy love. thou hast made no place for sorrow
to the soul that flings itself out upon faith. though
today i am in the midst of darkness. yet am i in the
light. today. i summon forth from heaven the best and
the highest. i take joy as my right. let love and peace
descend upon my soul. let me rise in exultation of
spirit. i am heir of all the ages. i am joy itself. i am
the resurrection and the life. he that believeth on me. from within him shall flow streams of living
water. chapter 10 keeping your faith in the world we lose faith in the world only because we
see its weaker side. we could never lose faith if we saw only
the strength and goodness everywhere. there is good
all about us. if we will look for it. some one said once
to a certain woman. i believe you would see
something good in the devil. to which she replied. we might all admire his persistency. we find in life
just what we are looking for. a teacher once told her
pupils to bring pictures to her of scenes in which there
was light. one of the little boys from the slum district
brought a postal card. and the teacher. looking at it in
anger. called the boy to her and said. how dare you
bring a filthy picture like this? tears came to his eyes.
and he said. dont you see. teacher? theres the
moon? theres the moon. and. shining through the
dirty pane of glass. the teacher saw the crescent moon. the eyes of the boy had seen only light there. the way to keep your faith in the world is
to look at the good the world is doing. men are getting better all
the time. character is far in advance of any previous
day. the saintly fathers of the church of a former
generation did not think it cruel to inflict tortures
upon human beings at which the meanest criminal of
our day would shudder. the conscience and character of men is steadily
growing better. if you dont think so. it is because you are looking too long at
what you should not see. if you have a tendency toward
scepticism of the good. buy the three little monkeys. make them your motto. i will see no evil. i will
speak no evil. i will hear no evil. after a while. you
will have faith in the world. why do newspapers make
their principle stock in trade the sensational murder or
divorce? you ask. why. how do you know they do? how do you know they do? we have seen it. we are like
the boy at prayers. teacher. he said. joseph kept his
eyes open while you prayed. everybody is doing it
more or less seeing the evil. feeding on it. and
therefore demanding it. the newspapers will stop
publishing that sort of thing when we get to the point
where we wont read it. then. when we stop seeing evil. we shall stop
experiencing it. why is there often a crime wave in
large cities? it is the contagion of example. one sees
and hears what another is doing. and he goes and does
likewise. recently a boy hanged himself over a bathtub
and died. imitating a hero at the movies. to keep your faith in the world. look for good. you
cannot look two ways at once. and if your eye be
single. your whole body will be full of light. the world
grows better as we grow better. we see only those
things that most interest us. we must therefore seek
higher and finer interests if we are to have faith in the
world. never forget that the world becomes to you
just what you become to it. the law of mind is that we get
out of the universal just what we put into it. if. therefore. you would have faith in the world. turn your
mind to the good there is in it. soon
you will begin to attract around you those who are
most like you in mental attitudes. they. too. will see
the good. and. as you will be mutually associated. you
will soon find that you have faith in the world because
you not only saw the good and thought the good but
you have now actually demonstrated the good. declare your faith. and it shall be justified by the fact. i am surrounded only by the finest and best
people. they are people whom i can trust. no one is going to
go back on their word with you. no one is going to
deceive you. no one is seeking your injury. you are
protected by the inviolability of your own soul. only
these things can reach you to which you are mentally
open. so. today i am filled with perfect peace and
faith in everybody and everything. life is worth while
for it is under my control. and i can be what i will to be. chapter 11 pray as you run there is no place in consciousness. there are only
states of mind. you are no nearer the source of life and
supply in the closet or before the altar than you are on
the highway or in the market place. there is only one
point of contact. and that is within your own soul. it
is true that every place has its atmosphere and that the
constant presence of spiritual thinkers and thinking
will produce a certain uplifting aura so that we are at
once led to worship by the mental suggestion about
us. yet. at the same time. we are not to suppose that
we need be dependent upon it. the greatest seers have
usually been those who went out into the desert and
made their own atmosphere and then came back and
tried to keep it in the crowd. we must remember that
each man carries his own atmosphere with him. you
can carry the secret place of the most high with you
wherever you go. a pillar of cloud by day and a fire by
night. do not think that you must rush away to the
closet or even stop going on. two little girls were on their way to school. they heard
the bell. oh. we are going to be late. said one. lets
kneel right down and ask god to save us from being
late. no. no. said the other. lets scud right along
and pray as we run. spirit does much for you. it also does much through
you. be as ready for one as for the other. while you do
not choose the way in which things shall come to you. you must not be asleep when spirit calls on
you to act for it in accomplishing your desire. be its instrument
willingly. laziness is as wrong on the one hand as
struggle on the other. the drowning man who prays. lord. help me. and doesnt try to swim. usually
drowns. the lord probably wants to act through that
mans arms and legs. put yourself in the attitude of
receptivity to the divine guidance. expect help. find
the way. and then go on. it is not the prayer in the closet but action
upon faith that gets results. have faith and then act upon it. do
not deny by act and word in daily contact with life. all
that you sought in the silence. one woman prayed. lord. remove that mountain. i know you can. and i
want it out of the way. the next morning she got up
and said. theres that old mountain in the same place. i knew it wouldnt go. so we face the mountains of
difficulty and say. let them pass away. and then we
go out to contradict in act and mind every thought of
faith we have uttered. it is not an eloquent prayer but
an eloquent faith that counts. the thoughts of all day
are the ones that count. you cannot get results by
going over your denials and affirmationsand then
continually talking and acting the opposite. it is the
totality of your mental attitudes that give the results
you get. one of the best healers i know does much of
her healing work right along with the usual activities
of her daily life. when she does her dishes or makes
the beds and sweeps. maintaining the truth all the
time. work should be balanced by rest. we so easily swing to
extremes. we owe it to ourselves to take times for rest
and recreation. if your consciousness is low and you
cannot get hold of your case. while still going on with
your daily work. then by all means stop working for a
while. the mind continually full of cares and the
attentions to business may refuse to react to higher
thinking. then shake off the dust of things and rest. there is always a way. if no way appears now. then
demand it from the law. make your first demand for
leisure. demonstrate leisure and then go on for health. sleep and health sleep will often help you in the work of regaining
control of your body. during sleep. the body is taking
on energy in just the same way that the electric car gets
its batteries renewed during the night. the soul self
never sleeps and during the night it is drawing in
reserve energies for the body. as you go to sleep at
night. you may direct these energies to act in any
portion of the body that you desire.or you may direct
that the soul self shall bring more faith into your
waking consciousness. while you are resting. continue
to assert that the healing power is now restoring you. during rest and sleep. new energies are taking their
place in the body. if. then. you consciously direct
them. they will go to work to do what you require. you
direct them simply by telling the soul self what it is
that you want it to do. there is no better time to start the growth
of the faith consciousness than when you are quietly resting
or just before you fall to sleep. state firmly that you do
have faith. that your faith is growing. that you will
awaken with renewed hope and peace. and the sleepless
self will carry your thought to the ultimate conclusion. you will then awake to new courage and a more
positive attitude of expectancy. as soon as you awake. think how beautiful everything is. how well you are
and will continue to be. in the morning you can give
yourself perhaps the best treatment because you
usually feel so refreshed that you do not have anything
in consciousness to contradict your word. still. still with thee when early morning breaketh. when the bird waketh and earths shadows flee.
fairer than the morning. lovelier than the daylight. shall rise the glorious thought. i am with thee. fall asleep in the arms of the infinite love. awaken to the song of the soul. lam still with thee.
i and the father are one. all power is given
unto me in heaven and on earth. chapter 12 wearing other peoples clothes you have now joined the ancient and honorable
order of divine independence. you have associated yourself with the emancipated
souls of all the ages. you have come under the direct
mastership. theworthy master of your own soul. you
acknowledge but one supreme ruler. god acting
through your own soul and your own individuality. you
are not aggressively independent. you do not flaunt
your freedom in the faces of those who yet are bound. you do not exercise liberties that are mere
license. you
do not take occasion to criticise another mans living or
ways of thought. you do not sneer at his religion nor
his limitations in knowledge. you do not try to control
anybody. you do not try to change anybody. nobody is
eternally lost for there is no place to lose them. there
is but one infinite mind. and no one can fall out of it. to be sure there are many who have lost their
sense of direction. and you can help them. you can point out
the path. but you must not try to walk it for anybody. that is to put them into bondage. what we do. who
seek to lift up the weak and faint hearted.is to
declare unto them a better way. we can help
them to short cut their experiences. to learn the truth
without the bitter pain. then. if they will hear and
heed. they may avoid the pitfalls of life. if not. then
they will have the experience that follows upon every
wrong thought as well as every right one. every
thought is followed by some form of expression. if we
like the expression. we call it good. if we do not like it. we call it bad. then when the bad comes. we perceive
it as the inevitable consequence of our thought and act. it is not a judgment. but a consequence. an experience. the experience sets us again on the big road. if you and i can put others on the big road. then we
can save them to that extent and no more. god cannot
save a man more than that. that is enough. you are
therefore safe in pointing out the best road. but you
are not to worry about him nor to try to force him to
act the way you think is best. wear your own clothes. and let him do the same. no suit will fit two people with equal grace. you would
not like to wear another mans coat nor another woman
s dress. it will either be too loose or too tight. having
joined the order of divine independence. let the other
fellow belong to the society of his own choice. the
greatest missionary this world will ever produce is the
man who lives the life of the exalted ruler of his own
soul. men. seeing him. will enquire the secret of his
life. looking into his face. they will say. oh. that i
may be like him. reveal the secret. the great man is
he who lives the great life. in you is that potential great
man. your soul is as great as the greatest when
it stands revealed in all its pristine glory. let the god
within come forth to greet his world. what wonders will burst upon the world when
we all shall say. reveal thyself to me. living one. not in the terms of my limited personality. but in the radiance of the god self which
now slumbers within.then. shall the within be realized as
greater than that without. he that hath ears to hear. let him hear. chapter 13 i am that big deed now keep your eye on what you want. not on what you
dont want. i saw a little boy the other day riding a
tricycle. he was pedaling along on the sidewalk. off to
his right. and well out of the way. was a telephone pole.
he kept his fearful eye on the pole. and. when he came
opposite it. he put his hand out to save himself. that
act pushed him off the wheel. how often are your fears
pushing you off the road. keep your eye on the thing
you want. it will help you to concentrate your mind. if
you will write out a statement of the thing that you
most want and demand and post it where you will see
it oftenest. try putting it on the mirror. every time
you see it. say.that is what i am. that is what i have. what shall the statement be? i do not know. what do
you desire? do you know? then say it. i am perfect
health. i am spirit. and i am life. i am the resurrection
and the life. i am above envy. i am generosity itself. let the new and the better appear in my life. i am that
big deed now. spirit guides me with its perfect
wisdom. go after something big we all ought to rise out of the smallness
of things. there is no one who cannot do some one big
thing. think about it often. what shall you contribute to the
world? what shall you do that is distinctive? you are different from any other man or woman
in the world. show your own divine individuality. declare
daily. the way is open to me. i see with enlarged
vision. i am that big self now. my mind is open to the big thing. i will do it. i am at one with the biggest and the best. some morning you will awaken to find yourself
a contributor to the worlds thought. out of the limitless
possibilities. the untapped resources of mind. you shall
bring forth your individual gem of truth. you are that
great one now. you are the blessing and the blessed
among men. for you are great with a true greatness. through you has been born into the worlds
thought some finer thought or deed. thus you have played your
part in drawing forth from the matchless mind of the
infinite. the inspiration by which man shall rise to
heights divine. thus you are a co worker with him. chapter 14 faith in your unity with god forgive yourself the unpardonable sin is blasphemy against
the holy spirit which shall not be forgiven either
in this world or in the world to come. why? because. in the nature
of the case. it cannot be. so long as you deny the
reality. power. and presence of spirit. or refuse to come
into harmony with it. you automatically cut yourself
off from its benefits. to blaspheme is to declare against
it. if you separate the belt from the driving
gear. the
machinery will stop running. if you separate yourself
in consciousness from spirit and life. you lose its
driving power. sin and evil are separation in
consciousness from truth and life. sickness and
poverty are the impoverished state in which the
prodigal finds himself who tries to live apart from the
source of life and supply the fathers house. health. wealth and love depend upon our faith in the
spirit and our allegiance to the law. therefore. if you
feel separated from good. if you are inclined to
condemn yourself for past acts. saying. this is just
what i ought to expect. and accepting it as inevitable. if you submit meekly to suffering. if you think that
your word lacks power because you have done what is wrong. if in any way you have a sense of
separation from spirit. then forgive yourself. the son of man hath power on earth to forgive
sins. you are that son of man. you are daily forgiving the
sins of others. why not your own? i say ye are gods.
and every one of you sons of the most high. heaven
has already forgiven you. for spirit cannot have a sense
of separation from you since spirit is all and can not
be conscious of parts. in calm composure of soul
declare. i am in the father and the father in me. and
i am perfected into one with all men. with life itself. i
have a sense of perfect union. i do now make
restitution to all men. i forgive all. i am forgiven. i
am now received fully into the fathers life.i and the
father are one. chapter 15 faith in the continuity of life this is the message of hope. let faith abide in every
heart. god is all. there is no place where he is not. there is no place outside of him. there is no place
away from him. life is consciousness. and individual
consciousness is our share in the cosmic. we are waves
running on the bosom of the infinite ocean. no crest
shall toss so high but that. beneath. it rests upon the
waters of life itself. the lost soul is only the soul that
has lost consciousness of its bearings and its
relationship. it is not lost to the consciousness of god. no soul can ever lose consciousness of itself. to do so
would be to annihilate god himself. for it would rend
him into parts or leave a vacuum in mind. both of
which are inconceivable. god is all and cannot lose his
identity. you are one with the father. life. then. cannot be extinguished. the form may
change but not the former. the spirit goes back to its
home somewhere in the infinite sea. but ever possesses
the power to emerge again in form in the place and
way its will and unfoldment shall decree. for a time. the loved one may be away from you. but how? perhaps
only in visibility. perhaps there may come the day when
all men shall behold their loved ones in the glory
of the spiritual body even while we are still in the
flesh. certainly it is true that the thought of our
dear ones can reach us and our thought reach them. and as
the soul goes wherever the thought takes it. once we
are freed from the body we shall join those whom we
love by the mutual drawing of desire. just as our loved
ones have already joined each other in that heaven land. but. whether we receive word from beyond the grave
or not. we must know that we are still in the thought
of our beloved. even as they are in our thought. their
love can reach us. ours can reach them. cannot we
trust them to the infinite love? the same sun shines
on east and west alike. it shines on jupiter. saturn and
the earth. the soul that has swung far into the orbit
of life is still as close to the father as we.
and the same father holds both it and us in the infinite
care. though i speed to some far goal
unrevealed in spaces dim. god is everywhere. my soul. thou mayst fly. yet rest in him. chapter 16 faith in god now can god allow it? can there be a god at
all and permit such things to happen? that is the
age long cry of despair. it is the natural appeal of the soul that
has been taught that god is judge and executioner. there
could be no more awful conception of the father. the
christ message reveals him differently. he is the good
shepherd leading his sheep out of the darkness of the
mountains. the comforter who will never leave us. the
peace bringer. the father. the lover. it is not god. but ourselves who bring the
judgment and the execution upon us. for judgment is the pain we bear while yet
we sin. the
retribution of the soul at war with self and god
while yet the war goes on. but. leaving sin. we leave
the judge behind and pass from death to life. from hate to love. from
pain to joy. because the good is there. the law is that as we sow. we reap. if we
sow to the wind. we reap the whirlwind. judgement and punishment
are the inevitable consequence of wrongdoing. the judge is the law. we make our own hell. how often. since i awoke to the greater truth of life. have i been thankful for this. i made my own hell. it was not made for me. since i made it. i can get out
of it. if it had been made for me. i could not get out. i
not only can get out of hell. but. by the same process. i can get into heaven. the kingdom of heaven is within
me. karma nor need i fear some awful karmic law. it is true that
wrong thinking and acting bring suffering. but. if i
place myself in harmony with spirit which is wisdom. i can intuitively avoid wrong thinking. if my karma is
made by thought. it can be overcome by changing the
thought. i will therefore change my thinking. no longer will i
submit to the fatalism of supposing that i am bound
forever in the toils of my past mistakes. by the laws of
my own being. i am kept from the error of wrong
thinking. and today i escape the pains of the past by
recognizing that they are merely the arrows that point
me to the true path. and by changing my thought. the
true law of karma merely warns us that we reap as we
sow and is our friend. for it directs our thought to
constructive issues. the false law of karma is a
fatalistic acceptance of suffering and of the inevitable. such a law can be swallowed up by the higher
law of true thinking. i demand freedom. joy. and peace. i accept only the
best. i expect only the best. i am free with a glad
freedom. let my voice ring out with the gladness of
life. for i am forever kept on the pathway of the
soul. thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose
mind is stayed on thee. have faith in god
today i will turn in faith to god. he did not make my suffering. he made me a free agent. he said. choose what you will.thus he gave me
individuality. and. if i choose wrongly. it is not his
fault. so i turn to him in confidence. he loves me. he
will guide me. i. therefore. put myself into an attitude
of loving union with him. i open my eyes to see the
good. i open my ears to hear the good. i open my heart
to accept the truth. god is wisdom. love. and truth. i
am now receptive to guidance from on high. i turn my
thoughts in love and faith to the all good. and know
that when he. the comforter is come. he shall teach
me all things and guide me in the way of truth. i shall
therefore be free of error in thought and act. so do i
fling myself on the bosom of the infinite. for behind the dim unknown. standeth god within the shadows. keeping watch above his own. chapter 17 what do you expect? there is war for the warlike. there is peace for the
peaceful. there is hope for the hopeful. there is faith
for the faithful. there is plenty for the plentiful. there
is happiness for the joyful. there is a song for the
singer. there is love for the lover. there is god for the
worshipper. there is a sun for children of the day and
a cloud for children of the night. for him who would be
rich. there is riches. and he who expects nothing
shall equally be blessed by the law. for verily his faith shall
have its reward. he sends his sun and his rain upon
the just and the unjust. the evil and the good. each of us makes his own sunrise and his own
sunset. each soars or crawls as his thought decrees. he takes
the wings of the morning and mounts to pleiades. or
the feet of the mole and burrows in the earth. he walks
uprightly fearing no man or meekly bends before every
pretender to his throne. he goes forth with fear and
meets his fate. or with courage and is hailed as
conqueror. he laughs and the world laughs with him. he weeps and all the worlds in tears. life is a comedy to the optimist and a tragedy
to the pessimist. no loving heart but finds its mate. no
hostile heart but finds its enemy. no fear but finds its
devil. no faith but finds its god. it is of the very nature of life and mind
that every thought is matched by reality in two directions. it
exists as an eternal possibility in the universal. or else
we could not think it. it must come forth into form. for every thought expresses in its individual
way. clearness of thought. which is the image and persistency
of the thought. which is faith. alone decree
when and how completely it shall come. every thought
becomes a thing. but whether it is vital or still born is
governed by your faith. this is the great inspiration of the new old
message of the christ conscious. you cannot conceive a desire but
that it is matched by reality. the inventor who fashions
an instrument never before seen. the sculptor who
chisels a form never before conceived. are merely
bringing into expression ideas that lie latent in the
mind of the infinite. you cannot want anything but
god wants it for you. you cannot expect anything but
that that thing can and will come to you. if you
expect it enough. what do you want. what do you expect? these are the
decisive factors in the living of your life. behind you
lie the broken things of yesterday. forget them. before
you is dawn and the day. what shall come forth out of
the unrolled parchment of the future it is for you to
decide. you hold tomorrow in the hollow of your hand. god is on your side. life is on your side. eternity is on
your side. life never ends. all things are possible to
him that believes. only have faith. and thy faith shall
save thee. believe. believe. expect. expect. this is the end of. how to develop the faith that heals. by fenwicke
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