is a vibration we can also exercise this power. We can change the vibration and thus produce any
condition which we desire to manifest in our bodies.
7. We are all using this power every minute. The trouble is that most of us are using it
unconsciously and thus producing undesirable results. The challenge is to use it intelligently and
produce only desirable results. This should not be difficult, because we all have had sufficient
experience to know what produces pleasant vibration in the body, and we also know the causes
which produce the unpleasant and disagreeable sensations.
8. All that is necessary is to consult our own experience. When our thought has been uplifted,
progressive, constructive, courageous, noble, kind or in any other way desirable, we have set in
motion vibrations which bring about certain results. When our thought has been filled with envy,
hatred, jealousy, criticism or any of the thousand and one other forms of discord, certain vibrations
have been set in motion which bring about certain other results of a different nature, and each of
these rates of vibration, if kept up, crystallizes in form. In the first case the result is mental, moral
and physical health, and in the second case discord, disharmony and disease.
9. We can understand, then, something of the power which the mind possesses over the body.
10. The objective mind has certain effects on the body which are readily recognized. Someone says
something to you which strikes you as ludicrous and you laugh, possibly until your whole body
shakes, which shows that thought has control over the muscles of your body; or someone says
something which excites your sympathy and your eyes fill with tears, which shows that thought
controls the glands of your body; or someone says something which makes you angry and the blood
mounts to your cheek, which shows that thought controls the circulation of your blood. But as these
experiences are all the results of the action of your objective mind over the body, the results are of a
temporary nature; they soon pass away and leave the situation as it was before.
11. Let us see how the action of the subconscious mind over the body differs. You receive a wound;
thousands of cells begin the work of healing at once; and in a few days or a few weeks the work is
complete. You may even break a bone. No surgeon on earth can weld the parts together (I am not
referring to the insertion of rods or other devices to strengthen or replace bones). He may set the
bone for you, and the subjective mind will immediately begin the process of welding the parts
together, and in a short time the bone is as solid as it ever was. You may swallow poison; the
subjective mind will immediately discover the danger and make violent efforts to eliminate it. You
may become infected with a dangerous germ; the subjective will at once commence to build a wall
around the infected area and destroy the infection by absorbing it in the white blood corpuscles
which it supplies for this purpose.
12. These processes of the subconscious mind usually proceed without our knowledge or direction,
and so long as we do not interfere the result is perfect; but as these millions of repair cells are all
intelligent and respond to our thought, they are often paralyzed and rendered impotent by our
thoughts of fear, doubt, and anxiety. They are like an army of workmen, ready to start an important
piece of work, but every time they get started on the undertaking a strike is called, or plans
changed, until they finally get discouraged and give up.
13. The way to health is founded on the law of vibration, which is the basis of all science, and this
law is brought into operation by the mind, the “world within.” It is a matter of individual effort and
practice. Our world of power is within; if we are wise we shall not waste time and effort in trying to
deal with effects as we find them in the “world without,” which is only an external reflection.
14. We shall always find the cause in the world within; by changing the cause, we change the
15. Every cell in your body is intelligent and will respond to your direction. The cells are all
creators and will create the exact pattern which you give them.
16. Therefore, when perfect images are placed before the subjective, the creative energies will build
a perfect body.
17. Brain cells are constructed in the same way. The quality of the brain is governed by the state of
mind, or mental attitude, so that if undesirable mental attitudes are conveyed to the subjective, they
will in turn be transferred to the body. We can therefore readily see that if we wish the body to
manifest health, strength, and vitality, this must be the predominant thought.
18. We know then that every element of the human body is the result of a rate of vibration.
19. We know that mental action is a rate of vibration.
20. We know that a higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls, changes, or destroys a
lower rate of vibration.
21. We know that the rate of vibration is governed by the character of brain cells.
22. We know how to create these brain cells.
23. Therefore, we know how to make any physical change we desire in the body, and having
secured a working knowledge of the power of mind to this extent, we have come to know that there
is practically no limit which can be placed upon our ability to place ourselves in harmony with
Natural Law, which is omnipotent.
24. This influence or control over the body by the mind is coming to be more and more generally
understood, and many physicians are now giving the matter their earnest attention. Dr. Albert T.
Shofield, who has written several important books on the subject, says “The subject of mental
therapeutics is still ignored in medical works generally. In our physiologies no references is made
to the central controlling power that rules the body for its good, and the power of the mind over the
body is seldom spoken of”.
25. No doubt many physicians treat nervous diseases of functional origin wisely and well, but what
we contend is that the knowledge they display was taught at no school, was learned from no book,
but it is intuitive and empirical.
26. This is not as it should be. The power of mental therapeutics should be the subject of careful,
special and scientific teaching in every medical school. We might pursue the subject of
maltreatment, or want of treatment, further in detail and describe the disastrous results of neglected
cases; but the task is an invidious one.
27. There can be no doubt that few patients are aware of how much they can do for themselves.
What the patient can do for himself, the forces he can set in motion are as yet unknown. We are
inclined to believe that they are far greater than most imagine, and will undoubtedly be used more
and more. Mental therapeutics may be directed by the patient himself toward calming the mind in
excitement, by arousing feelings of joy, hope, faith, and love; by suggesting motives for exertion,
by regular mental work, by diverting the thoughts from the malady.
28. For your exercise this week concentrate on Tennyson’s beautiful lines “Speak to Him, thou, for
He hears, and spirit with spirit can meet, Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and
feet.” Then try to realize that when you do “Speak to Him,” you are in touch with Omnipotence.
29. This realization and recognition of this Omnipresent power will quickly destroy any and every
form of sickness or suffering and substitute harmony and perfection. Then remember there are
those who seem to think that sickness and suffering are sent by God; if so, every physician, every
surgeon and every Red Cross nurse is defying the will of God and hospitals and sanitariums are
places of rebellion instead of houses of mercy. Of course, this quickly reasons itself into an
absurdity, but there are many who still cherish the idea.
30. Then let the thought rest on the fact that until recently theology has been trying to teach an
impossible Creator, one who created beings capable of sinning and then allowed them to be
eternally punished for such sins. Of course the necessary outcome of such extraordinary ignorance
was to create fear instead of love, and so, after two thousand years of this kind of propaganda,
Theology is now busily engaged in apologizing for Christendom.
31. You will then more readily appreciate the ideal man, the man made in the image and likeness of
God, and you will more readily appreciate the all-originating Mind that forms, upholds, sustains,
originates, and creates all there is. “All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature
is, and God the soul.” Opportunity follows perception, action follows inspiration, growth follows
knowledge, eminence follows progress. Always the spiritual first, then the transformation into the
infinite and limitless possibilities of achievement.
Part Twenty-Two Study Questions with Answers
211. How may sickness be eliminated? By placing ourselves in harmony with Natural Law which is
212. What is the process? A realization that man is a spiritual being, and that this spirit must
necessarily be perfect.
213. What is the result? A conscious recognition of this perfection – first intellectually, then
emotionally – brings about a manifestation of this perfection.
214. Why is this so? Because thought is spiritual and therefore creative, and correlates with its
object and brings it into manifestation.
215. What Natural Law is brought into operation? The Law of Vibration.
216. Why does this govern? Because a higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls,
changes, or destroys a lower rate of vibration.
217. Is this system of mental therapeutics generally recognized? Yes, there are literally millions of
people in this country who make use of it in one form or another, and obviously many more world-
218. What is the result of this system of thought? For the first time in the world’s history every
man’s highest reasoning faculty can be satisfied by a demonstrable truth which is now fast flooding
219. Is this system applicable to other forms of supply? It will meet every human requirement or
220. Is this system scientific or religious? Both. True science and true religion are twin sisters,
where one goes, the other necessarily follows.
Introduction - Part Twenty-Three
In the part which I have the honor to transmit herewith you will find that money weaves itself into
the entire fabric of our very existence; that the law of success is service; that we get what we give,
and for this reason we should consider it a great privilege to be able to give.
We have found that thought is the creative activity behind every constructive enterprise. We can
therefore give nothing of more practical value than our thought.
Creative thought requires attention, and the power of attention is, as we have found, the weapon of
the Super-man. Attention develops concentration, and concentration develops Spiritual Power, and
Spiritual Power is the mightiest force in existence.
This is the science which embraces all sciences. It is the art which, above all arts, is relevant to
human life. In the mastery of this science and this art there is opportunity for unending progression.
Perfection in this is not acquired in six days, nor in six weeks, nor in six months. It is the labor of
life. Not to go forward is to go backward.
It is inevitable that the entertainment of positive, constructive and unselfish thoughts should have a
far-reaching effect for good. Compensation is the keynote of the Universe. Nature is constantly
seeking to strike an equilibrium. Where something is sent out, something must be received; else
there should be a vacuum formed. By observance of this rule you cannot fail to profit in such
measure as to amply justify your effort along this line.
1. The money consciousness is an attitude of mind; it is the open door to the arteries of commerce.
It is the receptive attitude. Desire is the attractive force which sets the current in motion, and fear is
the great obstacle by which the current is stopped or completely reversed, turned away from us.
2. Fear is just the opposite from money consciousness; it is poverty consciousness, and as the law is
unchangeable we get exactly what we give; if we fear we get what we feared. Money weaves itself
into the entire fabric of our very existence; it engages the best thought of the best minds.
3. We make money by making friends, and we enlarge our circle of friends by making money for
them, by helping them, by being of service to them. The first law of success then is service, and this
in turn is built on integrity and justice. The man who at least is not fair in his intention is simply
ignorant; he has missed the fundamental law of all exchange; he is impossible; he will lose surely
and certainly. He may not know it; he may think he is winning, but he is doomed to certain defeat.
He cannot cheat the Infinite. The law of compensation will demand of him an eye for an eye and a
tooth for a tooth.
4. The forces of life are volatile; they are composed of our thoughts and ideals, and these in turn are
molded into form. Our problem is to keep an open mind, to constantly reach out for the new, to
recognize opportunity, to be interested in the race rather than the goal, for the pleasure is in the
pursuit rather than the possession.
5. You can make a money magnet of yourself, but to do so you must first consider how you can
make money for other people. If you have the necessary insight to perceive and utilize
opportunities and favorable conditions and recognize values, you can put yourself in position to
take advantage of them, but your greatest success will come as you are enabled to assist others.
What benefits one must benefit all.
6. A generous thought is filled with strength and vitality, a selfish thought contains the germs of
dissolution; it will disintegrate and pass away. Great financiers are simply channels for the
distribution of wealth; enormous amounts come and go, but it would be as dangerous to stop the
outgo as the income. Both ends must remain open; and so our greatest success will come as we
recognize that it is just as essential to give as to get.
7. If we recognize the Omnipotent power that is the source of all supply, we will adjust our
consciousness to this supply in such a way that it will constantly attract all that is necessary to
itself, and we shall find that the more we give the more we get. Giving in this sense implies service.
The banker gives his money, the merchant gives his goods, the author gives his thought, the
workman gives his skill; all have something to give, but the more they can give, the more they get,
and the more they get the more they are able to give.
8. The financier gets much because he gives much. He thinks; he is seldom a man who lets anyone
else do his thinking for him. He wants to know how results are to be secured; you must show him;
when you can do this, he will furnish the means by which hundreds or thousands may profit, and in
proportion as they are successful will he be successful. Morgan, Rockefeller, Carnegie and others
did not get rich because they lost money for other people; on the contrary, it is because they made
money for other people that they became the wealthiest men in the wealthiest country on the globe.
9. The average person is entirely innocent of any deep thinking. He accepts the ideas of others, and
repeats them, in very much the same way as a parrot; this is readily seen when we understand the
method which is used to form public opinion, and this docile attitude on the part of a large majority
who seem perfectly willing to let a few persons do all their thinking for them is what enables a few
men in a great many countries to usurp all the avenues of power and hold the millions in
subjugation. Creative thinking requires attention.
10. The power of attention is called concentration; this power is directed by the will, and for this
reason we must refuse to concentrate or think of anything except the things we desire. Many
constantly concentrate upon sorrow, loss and discord of every kind; as thought is creative, it
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