The Game of
Life and How to Play It
Chapter 1: The
Most people consider
life a battle -- but it is not a battle, it is a
It is a game,
however, which cannot be played successfully without
the knowledge of spiritual law, and the Old and the
New Testaments give the rules of the game with
wonderful clearness. Jesus Christ taught that it was
a great game of Giving and Receiving.
"Whatsoever a man
soweth that shall he also reap." This means that
whatever man sends out in word or deed, will return
to him; what he gives, he will receive.
If he gives hate, he
will receive hate; if he gives love, he will receive
love; if he gives criticism, he will receive
criticism; if he lies he will be lied to; if he
cheats he will be cheated. We are taught also, that
the imaging faculty plays a leading part in the game
"Keep thy heart (or
imagination) with all diligence, for out of it are
the issues of life." (Prov. 4:23.)
This means that what
man images, sooner or later externalizes in his
affairs. I know of a man who feared a certain
disease. It was a very rare disease and difficult to
get, but he pictured it continually and read about
it until it manifested in his body, and he died, the
victim of distorted imagination.
So we see, to play
successfully the game of life, we must train the
imaging faculty. A person with an imaging faculty
trained to image only good, brings into his life
"every righteous desire of his heart" -- health,
wealth, love, friends, perfect self-expression, his
The imagination has
been called, "The Scissors of The Mind," and
it is ever cutting, cutting, day by day, the
pictures man sees there, and sooner or later he
meets his own creations in his outer world. To train
the imagination successfully, man must understand
the workings of his mind. The Greeks said: "Know
There are three
departments of the mind, the subconscious,
conscious and superconscious. The
subconscious, is simply power, without direction. It
is like steam or electricity, and it does what it is
directed to do; it has no power of induction.
Whatever man feels
deeply or images clearly, is impressed upon the
subconscious mind, and carried out in minutest
For example: a woman
I know, when a child, always "made believe" she was
a widow. She "dressed up" in black clothes and wore
a long black veil, and people thought she was very
clever and amusing. She grew up and married a man
with whom she was deeply in love. In a short time he
died and she wore black and a sweeping veil for many
years. The picture of herself as a widow was
impressed upon the subconscious mind, and in due
time worked itself out, regardless of the havoc
The conscious mind
has been called mortal or carnal mind.
It is the human mind
and sees life as it appears to be. It sees
death, disaster, sickness, poverty and limitation of
every kind, and it impresses the subconscious.
mind is the God Mind within each man, and is the
realm of perfect ideas.
In it, is the "perfect
pattern" spoken of by Plato, The Divine
Design; for there is a Divine Design for
"There is a place
that you are to fill and no one else can fill,
something you are to do, which no one else can do."
There is a perfect
picture of this in the superconscious mind.
It usually flashes across the conscious as an
unattainable ideal -- "something too good to be
In reality it is
man's true destiny (or destination) flashed to him
from the Infinite Intelligence which is within
Many people, however,
are in ignorance of their true destinies and are
striving for things and situations which do not
belong to them, and would only bring failure and
dissatisfaction if attained.
For example: A woman
came to me and asked me to "speak the word" that she
would marry a certain man with whom she was very
much in love. (She called him A. B.)
I replied that this
would be a violation of spiritual law, but that I
would speak the word for the right man, the "divine
selection," the man who belonged to her by divine
I added, "If A. B. is
the right man you can't lose him, and if he isn't,
you will receive his equivalent." She saw A. B.
frequently but no headway was made in their
friendship. One evening she called, and said, "Do
you know, for the last week, A. B. hasn't seemed so
wonderful to me." I replied, "Maybe he is not the
divine selection -- another man my be the right
one." Soon after that, she met another man who fell
in love with her at once, and who said she was his
ideal. In fact, he said all the things that she had
always wished A. B. would say to her.
She remarked, "It was
She soon returned his
love, and lost all interest in A. B.
This shows the law of
substitution. A right idea was substituted for a
wrong one, therefore there was no loss or sacrifice
Jesus Christ said,
"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be added
unto you," and he said the Kingdom was within man.
The Kingdom is the
realm of right ideas, or the divine pattern.
Jesus Christ taught
that man's words played a leading part in the game
of life. "By your words ye are justified and by your
words ye are condemned."
Many people have
brought disaster into their lives through idle
For example: A woman
once asked me why her life was now one of poverty of
limitation. Formerly she had a home, was surrounded
by beautiful things and had plenty of money. We
found she had often tired of the management of her
home, and had said repeatedly, "I'm sick and tired
of things -- I wish I lived in a trunk," and she
added: "Today I am living in that trunk." She had
spoken herself into a trunk. The subconscious mind
has no sense of humour and people often joke
themselves into unhappy experiences.
For example: A woman
who had a great deal of money, joked continually
about "getting ready for the poor-house."
In a few years she
was almost destitute, having impressed the
subconscious mind with a picture of lack and
Fortunately the law
works both ways, and a situation of lack may be
changed to one of plenty.
For example: A woman
came to me one hot summer's day for a "treatment"
for prosperity. She was worn out, dejected and
discouraged. She said she possessed just eight
dollars in the world. I said, "Good, we'll bless the
eight dollars and multiply them as Jesus Christ
multiplied the loaves and fishes," for He taught
that every man had the power to bless and to
multiply, to heal and to prosper.
She said, "What shall
I do next."
I replied, "Follow
intuition. Have you a 'hunch' to do anything, or to
go anywhere?" Intuition means, in-tuition, or to be
taught from within. It is man's unerring guide, and
I will deal more fully with its laws in a following
The woman replied: "I
don't know -- I seem to have a 'hunch' to go home;
I've just enough money for carfare." Her home was in
a distant city and was one of lack and limitation,
and the reasoning mind (or intellect) would have
said: "Stay in New York and get work and make some
money." I replied, "Then go home -- never violate a
hunch." I spoke the following words for her:
Infinite Spirit open the way for great abundance for
___. She is an irresistible magnet for all that
belongs to her by divine right." I told her to
repeat it continually also. She left for home
immediately. In calling on a woman one day, she
linked up with an old friend of her family.
Through this friend,
she received thousands of dollars in a most
miraculous way. She has said to me often, "Tell
people about the woman who came to you with eight
dollars and a hunch."
There is always
plenty on man's pathway; but it can only be
brought into manifestation through desire, faith
or the spoken word. Jesus Christ brought out clearly
that man must make the first move.
"Ask, and it
shall be given you, seek, and ye shall find, knock,
and it shall be opened unto you." (Mat. 7:7).
In the scriptures we
"Concerning the works
of my hands, command ye me."
Intelligence, God, is ever ready to carry out man's
smallest or greatest demands.
Every desire, uttered
or unexpressed, is a demand. We are often startled
by having a wish suddenly fulfilled.
For example: One
Easter, having seen many beautiful rose-trees in the
florists' windows, I wished I would receive one, and
for an instant saw it mentally being carried in the
Easter came, and with
it a beautiful rose-tree. I thanked my friend the
following day, and told her it was just what I had
She replied, "I
didn't send you a rose-tree, I sent you lilies!"
The man had mixed the
order, and sent me a rose-tree simply because I had
started the law in action, and I had to have a
between man and his highest ideals and every desire
of his heart, but doubt and fear. When man can "wish
without worrying," every desire will be instantly
I will explain more
fully in a following chapter the scientific reason
for this and how fear must be erased from the
consciousness. It is man's only enemy -- fear of
lack, fear of failure, fear of sickness, fear of
loss and a feeling of insecurity on some plane.
Jesus Christ said: "Why are ye fearful, oh ye of
little faith?" (Mat. 8:26.) So we can see we must
substitute faith for fear, for fear is only inverted
faith; it is faith in evil instead of good.
The object of the
game of life is to see clearly one's good and to
obliterate all mental pictures of evil. This must be
done by impressing the subconscious mind with a
realization of good. A very brilliant man, who has
attained great success, told me he had suddenly
erased all fear from his consciousness by reading a
sign which hung in a room. He saw printed, in large
letters this statement – "Why worry, it will
probably never happen." These words were stamped
indelibly upon his subconscious mind, and he has now
a firm conviction that only good can come into his
life, therefore only good
In the following
chapter I will deal with the different methods of
impressing the subconscious mind. It is man's
faithful servant but one must be careful to give it
the right orders. Man has ever a silent listener at
his side -- his subconscious mind.
Every thought, every
word is impressed upon it and carried out in amazing
detail. It is like a singer making a record on the
sensitive disc of the phonographic plate. Every note
and tone of the singer's voice is registered. If he
coughs or hesitates, it is registered also. So let
us break all the old bad records in the subconscious
mind, the records of our lives which we do not wish
to keep, and make new and beautiful ones.
Speak these words
aloud, with power and conviction: "I now smash and
demolish (by my spoken word) every untrue record in
my subconscious mind. They shall return to the
dust-heap of their native nothingness, for they came
from my own vain imaginings. I now make my perfect
records through the Christ within -- The records of
Health, Wealth, Love and perfect self-Expression."
This is the square of life, The Game completed.
In the following
chapters, I will show how man can change his
conditions by changing his words. Any man who
does not know the power of the word, is behind the
"Death and Life
are in the power of the tongue."
Chapter 2: The Law
"Yea, the Almighty
shall be thy defence and thou shalt have plenty of
One of the greatest
messages given to the race through the scriptures is
that God is man's supply and that man can release,
through his spoken word, all that belongs to
him by divine right. He must, however, have
perfect faith in his spoken word.
Isaiah said, "My word
shall not return unto me void, but shall accomplish
that where unto it is sent." We know now, that words
and thoughts are a tremendous vibratory force, ever
moulding man's body and affairs.
A woman came to me in
great distress and said she was to be sued on the
fifteenth of the month for three thousand dollars.
She knew no way of getting the money and was in
I told her God was
her supply, and that there is a supply for every
So I spoke the word!
I gave thanks that the woman would receive three
thousand dollars at the right time in the right way.
I told her she must have perfect faith, and act her
perfect faith. The fifteenth came but no
money had materialized.
She called me on the
'phone and asked what she was to do.
I replied, "It is
Saturday, so they won't sue you today. Your part is
to act rich, thereby showing perfect faith that you
will receive it by Monday." She asked me to lunch
with her to keep up her courage. When I joined her
at a restaurant, I said, "This is no time to
economize. Order an expensive luncheon, act as if
you had already received the three thousand
whatsoever ye ask in prayer, believing, ye
shall receive." "You must act as if you had
already received." The next morning she called
me on the 'phone and asked me to stay with her
during the day, I said "No, you are divinely
protected and God is never too late."
In the evening she
'phoned again, greatly excited and said, "My dear, a
miracle has happened! I was sitting in my room this
morning, when the door-bell rang. I said to the
maid: 'Don't let anyone in.' The maid however,
looked out the window and said, 'It's your cousin
with the long white beard.'
So I said, 'Call him
back. I would like to see him.' He was just turning
the corner, when he heard the maid's voice, and
he came back.
He talked for about
an hour, and just as he was leaving he said, 'Oh, by
the way, how are finances?'
I told him I needed
the money, and he said, 'Why, my dear, I will give
you three thousand dollars the first of the month.’
I didn't like to tell
him I was going to be sued. What shall I do? I won't
receive it till the first of the month, and I
must have it tomorrow." I said, "I'll keep on
I said, "Spirit is
never too late. I give thanks she has received the
money on the invisible plane and that it manifests
on time." The next morning her cousin called her up
and said, "Come to my office this morning and I will
give you the money." That afternoon, she had three
thousand dollars to her credit in the bank, and
wrote checks as rapidly as her excitement would
If one asks for
success and prepares for failure, he will get the
situation he has prepared for. For example: A man
came to me asking me to speak the word that a
certain debt would be wiped out.
I found he spent his
time planning what he would say to the man when he
did not pay his bill, thereby neutralizing my words.
He should have seen himself paying the debt.
We have a wonderful
illustration of this in the bible, relating to the
three kings who were in the desert, without water
for their men and horses. They consulted the prophet
Elisha, who gave them this astonishing message:
"Thus saith the Lord
-- Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain,
yet make this valley full of ditches."
Man must prepare for
the thing he has asked for,
when there isn't the slightest sign
of it in sight.
For example: A woman
found it necessary to look for an apartment during
the year when there was a great shortage of
apartments in New York. It was considered almost an
impossibility, and her friends were sorry for her
and said, "Isn't it too bad, you'll have to store
your furniture and live in a hotel." She replied,
"You needn't feel sorry for me, I'm a superman,
and I'll get an apartment."
She spoke the words:
"Infinite Spirit, open the way for the right
apartment." She knew there was a supply for
every demand, and that she was "unconditioned,"
working on the spiritual plane, and that "one with
God is a majority."
She had contemplated
buying new blankets, when "the tempter," the adverse
thought or reasoning mind, suggested, "Don't buy the
blankets, perhaps, after all, you won't get an
apartment and you will have no use for them." She
promptly replied (to herself): "I'll dig my ditches
by buying the blankets!" So she prepared for the
apartment -- acted as though she already had it.
She found one in a
miraculous way, and it was given to her although
there were over two hundred
The blankets showed
It is needless to say
that the ditches dug by the three kings in the
desert were filled to over-flowing. (Read, II Kings)
Getting into the
spiritual swing of things is no easy matter for the
average person. The adverse thoughts of doubt and
fear surge from the subconscious. They are the "army
of the aliens" which must be put to flight. This
explains why it is so often, "darkest before the
A big demonstration
is usually preceded by tormenting thoughts.
Having made a
statement of high spiritual truth one challenges the
old beliefs in the subconscious, and "error is
exposed" to be put out.
This is the time when
one must make his affirmations of truth repeatedly,
and rejoice and give thanks that he has already
received. "Before ye call I shall answer." This
means that "every good and perfect gift" is already
man's awaiting his recognition.
Man can only receive
what he sees himself receiving.
The children of
Israel were told that they could have all the land
they could see. This is true of every man. He has
only the land within his own mental vision. Every
great work, every big accomplishment, has been
brought into manifestation through holding to the
vision, and often just before the big achievement,
comes apparent failure and discouragement.
The children of
Israel when they reached the "Promised Land," were
afraid to go in, for they said it was filled with
giants who made them feel like grasshoppers. "And
there we saw the giants and we were in our own sight
as grass-hoppers." This is almost every man's
However, the one who
knows spiritual law, is undisturbed by appearance,
and rejoices while he is "yet in captivity." That
is, he holds to his vision and gives thanks that the
end is accomplished, he has received.
Jesus Christ gave a
wonderful example of this. He said to his disciples:
"Say not ye, there are yet four months and then
cometh the harvest? Behold, I say unto you, lift up
your eyes and look on the fields; for they are ripe
already to harvest." His clear vision pierced the
"world of matter" and he saw clearly the fourth
dimensional world, things as they really are,
perfect and complete in Divine Mind. So man must
ever hold the vision of his journey's end and demand
the manifestation of that which he has already
received. It may be his perfect health, love,
supply, self-expression, home or friends.
They are all finished
and perfect ideas registered in Divine Mind (man's
own superconscious mind) and must come through him,
not to him. For example: A man came to me asking for
treatments for success. It was imperative that he
raise, within a certain time, fifty-thousand dollars
for his business. The time limit was almost up, when
he came to me in despair. No one wanted to invest in
his enterprise, and the bank had flatly refused a
loan. I replied: "I suppose you lost your temper
while at the bank, therefore your power. You can
control any situation if you first control
"Go back to the
bank," I added, "and I will treat." My treatment
was: "You are identified in love with the spirit of
everyone connected with the bank. Let the divine
idea come out of this situation." He replied,
"Woman, you are talking about an impossibility.
To-morrow is Saturday; the bank closes at twelve,
and my train won't get me there until ten, and the
time limit is up to-morrow, and anyway they won't do
it. It's too late."
I replied, "God
doesn't need any time and is never too late. With
Him all things are possible." I added, "I don't know
anything about business, but I know all about God."
He replied: "It all sounds fine when I sit here
listening to you, but when I go out it's terrible."
He lived in a distant city, and I did not hear from
him for a week, then came a letter. It read: "You
were right. I raised the money, and will never again
doubt the truth of all that you told me."
I saw him a few weeks
later, and I said, "What happened? You evidently had
plenty of time, after all." He replied, "My train
was late, and I got there just fifteen minutes to
twelve. I walked into the bank quietly and said, 'I
have come for the loan,' and they gave it to me
without a question."
It was the last
fifteen minutes of the time allotted to him, and
Infinite Spirit was not too late. In this instance
the man could never have demonstrated alone. He
needed someone to help him hold to the vision. This
is what one man can do for another.
Jesus Christ knew the
truth of this when he said: "If two of you shall
agree on earth as touching anything that they shall
ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is
in heaven." One gets too close to his own affairs
and becomes doubtful and fearful.
The friend or
"healer" sees clearly the success, health, or
prosperity, and never wavers, because he is not
close to the situation.
It is much easier to
"demonstrate" for someone else than for one's self,
so a person should not hesitate to ask for help, if
he feels himself wavering.
A keen observer of
life once said, "no man can fail, if some one person
sees him successful." Such is the power of the
vision, and many a great man has owed his success to
a wife, or sister, or a friend who "believed in him"
and held without wavering to the perfect pattern!
Chapter 3: The
Power of the Word
"By thy words thou
shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be
A person knowing the
power of the word, becomes very careful of his
conversation. He has only to watch the reaction of
his words to know that they do "not return void."
Through his spoken word, man is continually making
laws for himself.
I knew a man who
said, "I always miss a car. It invariably pulls out
just as I arrive."
His daughter said: "I
always catch a car. It's sure to come just as I get
there." This occurred for years. Each had made a
separate law for himself, one of failure, one of
success. This is the psychology of superstitions.
The horse-shoe or
rabbit's foot contains no power, but man's spoken
word and belief that it will bring him good luck
creates expectancy in the subconscious mind, and
attracts a "lucky situation." I find however, this
will not "work" when man has advanced spiritually
and knows a higher law. One cannot turn back, and
must put away "graven images."
For example: Two men
in my class had had great success in business for
several months, when suddenly everything "went to
smash." We tried to analyze the situation, and I
found, instead of making their affirmations and
looking to God for success and prosperity, they had
each bought a "lucky monkey." I said: "Oh I see, you
have been trusting in the lucky monkeys instead of
God." "Put away the lucky monkeys and call on the
law of forgiveness," for man has power to forgive or
neutralize his mistakes.
They decided to throw
the lucky monkeys down a coal-hole, and all went
well again. This does not mean, however, that one
should throw away every "lucky" ornament or
horse-shoe about the house, but he must recognize
that the power back of it is the one and only power,
God, and that the object simply gives him a feeling
I was with a friend,
one day, who was in deep despair. In crossing the
street, she picked up a horseshoe. Immediately, she
was filled with joy and hope. She said God had sent
her the horseshoe in order to keep up her courage.
It was indeed, at
that moment, about the only thing that could have
registered in her consciousness. Her hope became
faith, and she ultimately made a wonderful
demonstration. I wish to make the point clear that
the men previously mentioned were depending on the
monkeys, alone, while this woman recognized the
power back of the horseshoe.
I know, in my own
case, it took a long while to get out of a belief
that a certain thing brought disappointment. If the
thing happened, disappointment invariably followed.
I found the only way I could make a change in the
subconscious, was by asserting, "There are not two
powers, there is only one power, God, therefore,
there are no disappointments, and this thing means a
happy surprise." I noticed a change at once, and
happy surprises commenced coming my way.
I have a friend who
said nothing could induce her to walk under a
ladder. I said, "If you are afraid, you are giving
in to a belief in two powers, Good and Evil, instead
of one. As God is absolute, there can be no opposing
power, unless man makes the false law of evil for
himself. To show you believe in only One Power, God,
and that there is no power or reality in evil, walk
under the next ladder you see."
Soon after, she went
to her bank. She wished to open her box in the
safety-deposit vault, and there stood a ladder on
her pathway. It was impossible to reach the box
without passing under the ladder. She quailed with
fear and turned back. She could not face the lion on
her pathway. However, when she reached the street,
my words rang in her ears and she decided to return
and walk under it. It was a big moment in her life,
for ladders had held her in bondage for years. She
retraced her steps to the vault, and the ladder was
no longer there! This so often happens! If one is
willing to do a thing he is afraid to do, he does
not have to.
It is the law of
nonresistance, which is so little understood.
Someone has said that
courage contains genius and magic. Face a situation
fearlessly, and there is no situation to face; it
falls away of its own weight.
The explanation is,
that fear attracted the ladder on the woman's
pathway, and fearlessness removed it.
Thus the invisible
forces are ever working for man who is always
"pulling the strings" himself, though he does not
know it. Owing to the vibratory power of words,
whatever man voices, he begins to attract. People
who continually speak of disease, invariably attract
After man knows the
truth, he cannot be too careful of his words. For
example: I have a friend who often says on the
'phone, "Do come to see me and have a nice
old-fashioned chat." This "old-fashioned chat" means
an hour of about five hundred to a thousand
destructive words, the principal topics being loss,
lack, failure and sickness.
I reply: "No, I thank
you. I've had enough old-fashioned chats in my life,
they are too expensive, but I will be glad to have a
new-fashioned chat, and talk about what we want, not
what we don't want." There is an old saying that man
only dares use his words for three purposes, to
"heal, bless or prosper." What man says of others
will be said of him, and what he wishes for another,
he is wishing for himself.
chickens, come home to roost."
If a man wishes
someone "bad luck," he is sure to attract bad luck
himself. If he wishes to aid someone to success, he
is wishing and aiding himself to success.
The body may be
renewed and transformed through the spoken word and
clear vision, and disease be completely wiped out of
the consciousness. The metaphysician knows that all
disease has a mental correspondence, and in order to
heal the body one must first "heal the soul."
The soul is the
subconscious mind, and it must be "saved" from wrong
In the twenty-third
psalm, we read: "He restoreth my soul." This means
that the subconscious mind or soul, must be restored
with the right ideas, and the "mystical marriage" is
the marriage of the soul and the spirit, or the
subconscious and superconscious mind. They must be
one. When the subconscious is flooded with the
perfect ideas of the superconscious, God and man are
one. "I and the Father are one." That is, he is one
with the realm of perfect ideas; he is the man made
in God's likeness and image (imagination) and is
given power and dominion over all created things,
his mind, body and affairs.
It is safe to say
that all sickness and unhappiness come from the
violation of the law of love. A new commandment I
give unto you, "Love one another," and in the Game
of Life, love or good-will takes every trick.
For example: A woman
I know, had, for years an appearance of a terrible
skin disease. The doctors told her it was incurable,
and she was in despair. She was on the stage, and
she feared she would soon have to give up her
profession, and she had no other means of support.
She, however, procured a good engagement, and on the
opening night, made a great "hit." She received
flattering notices from the critics, and was joyful
and elated. The next day she received a notice of
dismissal. A man in the cast had been jealous of her
success and had caused her to be sent away. She felt
hatred and resentment taking complete possession of
her, and she cried out, "Oh God don't let me hate
that man." That night she worked for hours "in the
She said, "I soon
came into a very deep silence. I seemed to be at
peace with myself, with the man, and with the whole
world. I continued this for two following nights,
and on the third day I found I was healed completely
of the skin disease!" In asking for love, or good
will, she had fulfilled the law, ("for love is the
fulfilling of the law") and the disease (which came
from subsconscious resentment) was wiped out.
produces rheumatism, as critical, inharmonious
thoughts cause unnatural deposits in the blood,
which settle in the joints.
False growths are
caused by jealousy, hatred, unforgiveness, fear,
etc. Every disease is caused by a mind not at ease.
I said once, in my class, "There is no use asking
anyone 'What's the matter with you,' we might just
as well say, 'Who's the matter with you?' "
Unforgiveness is the most prolific cause of disease.
It will harden arteries or liver, and affect the
eye-sight. In its train are endless ills.
I called on a woman,
one day, who said she was ill from having eaten a
poisoned oyster. I replied, "Oh, no, the oyster was
harmless, you poisoned the oyster. Who’s the matter
with you?" She answered, "Oh about nineteen people."
She had quarreled with nineteen people and had
become so inharmonious that she attracted the wrong
Any inharmony on the
external, indicates there is mental inharmony. "As
the within, so the without."
Man's only enemies
are within himself. "And a man's foes shall be they
of his own house-hold." Personality is one of the
last enemies to be overcome, as this planet is
taking its initiation in love. It was Christ's
message -- "Peace on Earth, good will towards man."
The enlightened man, therefore, endeavors to perfect
himself upon his neighbor. His work is with himself,
to send out goodwill and blessings to every man, and
the marvelous thing is, that if one blesses a man he
has no power to harm him.
For example: A man
came to me asking to "treat" for success in
business. He was selling machinery, and a rival
appeared on the scene with what he proclaimed, was a
better machine, and my friend feared defeat.
I said, "First of
all, we must wipe out all fear, and know that God
protects your interests, and that the divine idea
must come out of the situation. That is, the right
machine will be sold, by the right man, to the right
man." And I added, "Don't hold one critical thought
towards that man. Bless him all day, and be willing
not to sell your machine, if it isn't the divine
So he went to the
meeting, fearless and nonresistant, and blessing the
other man. He said the outcome was very remarkable.
The other man's machine refused to work, and he sold
his without the slightest difficulty. "But I say
unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse
you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for
them which despitefully use you and persecute you."
Good-will produces a
great aura of protection about the one who sends it,
and "No weapon that is formed against him shall
prosper." In other words, love and good-will destroy
the enemies within one's self, therefore, one has no
enemies on the external!
"There is peace on
earth for him who sends good-will to man!"
Chapter 4: The Law
"Resist not evil.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with
Nothing on earth can
resist an absolutely nonresistant person.
The Chinese say that
water is the most powerful element, because it is
perfectly nonresistant. It can wear away a rock, and
sweep all before it.
Jesus Christ said:
"Resist not evil," for He knew in reality, there is
no evil, therefore nothing to resist. Evil has come
of man's "vain imagination," or a belief in two
powers, good and evil.
There is an old
legend, that Adam and Eve ate of "Maya the Tree of
Illusion," and saw two powers instead of one power,
Therefore, evil is a
false law man has made for himself, through psychoma
or soul sleep. Soul sleep
means, that man's soul has been hypnotized by the
race belief (of sin, sickness and death, etc.) which
is carnal or mortal thought, and his affairs have
outpictured his illusions.
We have read in a
preceding chapter, that man's soul is his
subconscious mind, and whatever he feels deeply,
good or bad, is outpictured by that faithful
servant. His body and affairs show forth what he has
been picturing. The sick man has pictured sickness,
the poor man, poverty, the rich man, wealth.
People often say,
"why does a little child attract illness, when it is
too young even to know what it means?"
I answer that
children are sensitive and receptive to the thoughts
of others about them, and often outpicture the fears
of their parents.
I heard a
metaphysician once say, "If you do not run your
subconscious mind yourself, someone else will run it
unconsciously, attract illness and disaster to their
children, by continually holding them in thoughts of
fear, and watching for symptoms.
For example: A friend
asked a woman if her little girl had had the
measles. She replied promptly, "not yet!" This
implied that she was expecting the illness, and,
therefore, preparing the way for what she did not
want for herself and child.
However, the man who
is centered and established in right thinking, the
man who sends out only good-will to his fellow-man,
and who is without fear, cannot be touched or
influenced by the negative thoughts of others.
In fact, he could then receive only good thoughts,
as he himself, sends forth only thoughts.
Resistance is Hell,
for it places man in a "state of torment."
A metaphysician once
gave me a wonderful recipe for taking every trick in
the game of life, it is the acme of non resistance.
He gave it in this way; "At one time in my life, I
baptized children, and of course, they had many
names. Now I no longer baptize children, but I
baptize events, but I give every event the same
name. If I have a failure I baptize it success,
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Ghost!"
In this, we see the
great law of transmutation, founded on
nonresistance. Through his spoken word, every
failure was transmuted into success.
For example: A woman
who required money, and who knew the spiritual law
of opulence, was thrown in a business-way
continually, with a man who made her feel very poor.
He talked lack and limitation and she commenced to
catch his poverty thoughts, so she disliked him, and
blamed him for her failure. She knew in order to
demonstrate her supply, she must first feel that she
had received -- a feeling
of opulence must precede its manifestation.
It dawned on her, one
day, that she was resisting the situation, and
seeing two powers instead of one. So she blessed the
man and baptized the situation "Success"! She
affirmed, "As there is only one power, God, this man
is here for my good and my prosperity" (just what he
did not seem to be there for).
Soon after that she
met, through this man, a woman who gave her
for a service rendered, several thousand dollars,
and the man moved to a distant city, and faded
harmoniously from her life. Make the statement,
"Every man is a golden link in the chain of my
good," for all men are God in manifestation,
awaiting the opportunity given by
man, himself, to serve the divine plan of his life.
"Bless your enemy,
and you rob him of his ammunition." His arrows will
be transmuted into blessings.
This law is true of
nations as well as individuals. Bless a nation, send
love and good-will to every inhabitant, and it is
robbed of its power to harm.
Man can only get the
right idea of nonresistance, through spiritual
understanding. My students have often said: "I don't
want to be a door-mat." I reply "when you use
nonresistance with wisdom, no one will ever be able
to walk over you."
Another example: One
day I was impatiently awaiting an important
telephone call. I resisted every call that came in
and made no out-going calls myself, reasoning that
it might interfere with the one I was awaiting.
Instead of saying,
"Divine ideas never conflict, the call will come at
the right time," leaving it to Infinite Intelligence
to arrange, I commenced to manage things myself -- I
made the battle mine, not God's and remained tense
and anxious. The bell did not ring for about an
hour, and I glanced at the 'phone and found the
receiver had been off that length of time, and the
'phone was disconnected. My anxiety, fear and belief
in interference, had brought on a total eclipse of
the telephone. Realizing what I had done, I
commenced blessing the situation at once; I baptized
it "success," and affirmed, "I cannot lose any call
that belongs to me by divine right; I am under
grace, and not under law."
A friend rushed out
to the nearest telephone, to notify the Company to
She entered a crowded
grocery, but the proprietor left his customers and
attended to the call himself. My 'phone was
connected at once, and two minutes later, I received
a very important call, and about an hour afterwards,
the one I had been awaiting.
One's ships come in
over a calm sea.
So long as man
resists a situation, he will have it with him. If he
runs away from it, it will run after him.
For example: I
repeated this to a woman one day, and she replied,
"How true that is! I was unhappy at home, I disliked
my mother, who was critical and domineering; so I
ran away and was married -- but I married my mother,
for my husband was exactly like my mother, and I had
the same situation to face again." "Agree with thine
This means, agree
that the adverse situation is good, be undisturbed
by it, and it falls away of its own weight. "None of
these things move me," is a wonderful affirmation.
situation comes from some inharmony within man
When there is, in
him, no emotional response to an inharmonious
situation, it fades away forever, from his pathway.
So we see man's work
is ever with himself.
People have said to
me, "Give treatments to change my husband, or my
brother." I reply, "No, I will give treatments to
change you; when you change, your husband and
your brother will change."
One of my students
was in the habit of lying. I told her it was a
failure method and if she lied, she would be lied
to. She replied, "I don't care, I can't possibly get
along without lying."
One day she was
speaking on the 'phone to a man with whom she was
very much in love. She turned to me and said, "I
don't trust him, I know he's lying to me." I
replied, "Well, you lie yourself, so someone has to
lie to you, and you may be sure it will be just the
person you want the truth from." Some time after
that, I saw her, and she said, "I'm cured of lying."
I questioned: "What
She replied: "I have
been living with a woman who lied worse than I did!"
One is often cured of
his faults by seeing them in others.
Life is a mirror, and
we find only ourselves reflected in our associates.
Living in the past is
a failure method and a violation of spiritual law.
Jesus Christ said,
"Behold, now is the accepted time." "Now is the day
Lot's wife looked
back and was turned into a pillar of salt.
The robbers of time
are the past and the future. Man should bless the
past, and forget it, if it keeps him in bondage, and
bless the future, knowing it has in store for him
endless joys, but live fully in the now.
For example: A woman
came to me, complaining that she had no money with
which to buy Christmas gifts. She said, "Last year
was so different; I had plenty of money and gave
lovely presents, and this year I have scarcely a
I replied, "You will
never demonstrate money while you are pathetic and
live in the past. Live fully in the now, and
get ready to give Christmas presents. Dig
your ditches, and the money will come."
She exclaimed, "I
know what to do! I will buy some tinsel twine,
Christmas seals and wrapping paper." I replied, "Do
that, and the presents will
come and stick themselves to the Christmas seals."
This too, was showing
financial fearlessness and faith in God, as the
reasoning mind said, "Keep every cent you have, as
you are not sure you will get any more."
She bought the seals,
paper and twine, and a few days before Christmas,
received a gift of several hundred dollars. Buying
the seals and twine had impressed the subconscious
with expectancy, and opened the way for the
manifestation of the money. She purchased all the
presents in plenty of time.
Man must live
suspended in the moment.
therefore, to this Day! Such is the salutation of
He must be
spiritually alert, ever awaiting his leads, taking
advantage of every opportunity.
One day, I said
continually (silently), "Infinite Spirit, don't let
me miss a trick," and something very important was
told to me that evening. It is most necessary to
begin the day with right words.
Make an affirmation
immediately upon waking.
"Thy will be done
this day! To-day is a day of completion; I give
thanks for this perfect day, miracle shall follow
miracle and wonders shall never cease."
Make this a habit,
and one will see wonders and miracles come into his
One morning I picked
up a book and read, "Look with wonder at that which
is before you!" It seemed to be my message for the
day, so I repeated again and again, "Look with
wonder at that which is before you."
At about noon, a
large sum of money was given me, which I had been
desiring for a certain purpose.
In a following
chapter, I will give affirmations that I have found
most effective. However, one should never use an
affirmation unless it is absolutely satisfying and
convincing to his own consciousness, and often an
affirmative is changed to suit different people.
For example: The
following has brought success to many:
"I have a wonderful
work, in a wonderful way, I give wonderful service,
for wonderful pay!"
I gave the first two
lines to one of my students, and she added the last
It made a most
powerful statement, as there should always be
perfect payment for perfect service, and a rhyme
sinks easily into the subconscious. She went about
singing it aloud and soon did receive wonderful work
in a wonderful way, and gave wonderful service for
Another student, a
business man, took it, and changed the word work to
He repeated, "I have
a wonderful business, in a wonderful way, and I give
wonderful service for wonderful pay." That afternoon
he made a forty-one thousand dollar deal, though
there had been no activity in his affairs for
must be carefully worded and completely "cover the
For example: I knew a
woman, who was in great need, and made a demand for
work. She received a great deal of work, but was
never paid anything. She now knows to add,
"wonderful service for wonderful pay."
It is man's divine
right to have plenty! More than enough!
"His barns should be
full, and his cup should flow over!" This is God's
idea for man, and when man breaks down the barriers
of lack in his own consciousness, the Golden Age
will be his, and every righteous desire of his heart
Chapter 5: The Law
of Karma and the Law of Forgiveness
Man receives only
that which he gives. The Game of Life is a game of
boomerangs. Man's thoughts, deeds and words return
to him sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.
This is the law of
Karma, which is Sanskrit for "Comeback." "Whatsoever
a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
For example: A friend
told me this story of herself, illustrating the law.
She said, "I make all my Karma on my aunt, whatever
I say to her, some one says to me. I am often
irritable at home, and one day said to my aunt, who
was talking to me during dinner. 'No more talk, I
wish to eat in peace.'"
"The following day, I
was lunching with a woman with whom I wished to make
a great impression. I was talking animatedly, when
she said: 'No more talk, I wish to eat in peace!'"
My friend is high in
consciousness, so her Karma returns much more
quickly than to one on the mental plane.
The more man knows,
the more he is responsible for, and a person with a
knowledge of Spiritual Law, which he does not
practice, suffers greatly, in consequence. "The fear
of the Lord (law) is the beginning of wisdom." If we
read the word Lord, law, it will make many passages
in the Bible much clearer.
"Vengeance is mine, I
will repay, saith the Lord" (law). It is the law
which takes vengeance, not God. God sees man
perfect, "created in his own image," (imagination)
and given "power and dominion."
This is the perfect
idea of man, registered in Divine Mind, awaiting
man's recognition; for man can only be what he sees
himself to be, and only attain what he sees himself
"Nothing ever happens
without an on-looker" is an ancient saying.
Man sees first his
failure or success, his joy or sorrow, before it
swings into visibility from the scenes set in his
own imagination. We have observed this in the mother
picturing disease for her child, or a woman seeing
success for her husband.
Jesus Christ said,
"And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall
make you free."
So, we see freedom
(from all unhappy conditions) comes through
knowledge -- a knowledge of Spiritual Law.
authority, and the law obeys man when he obeys the
law. The law of electricity must be obeyed before it
becomes man's servant. When handled ignorantly, it
becomes man's deadly foe. So with the laws of
For example: A woman
with a strong personal will, wished she owned a
house which belonged to an acquaintance, and she
often made mental pictures of herself living in the
house. In the course of time, the man died and she
moved into the house. Several years afterwards,
coming into the knowledge of Spiritual Law, she said
to me: "Do you think I had anything to do with that
I replied: "Yes, your
desire was so strong, everything made way for it,
but you paid your Karmic debt. Your husband, whom
you loved devotedly, died soon after, and the house
was a white elephant on your hands for years."
The original owner,
however, could not have been affected by her
thoughts had he been positive in the truth, nor her
husband, but they were both under Karmic law. The
woman should have said (feeling the great desire for
the house), "Infinite Intelligence, give me the
right house, equally as charming as this, the house
which is mine by divine right."
The divine selection
would have given perfect satisfaction and brought
good to all. The divine pattern is the only safe
pattern to work by.
Desire is a
tremendous force, and must be directed in the right
channels, or chaos ensues.
In demonstrating, the
most important step is the first step, to "ask
Man should always
demand only that which is his by
To go back to the
illustration: Had the woman taken this attitude: "If
this house I desire is mine, I cannot lose it, if it
is not, give me its equivalent," the man might have
decided to move out, harmoniously (had it been the
divine selection for her) or another house would
have been substituted. Anything forced into
manifestation through personal will is always
"ill-got," and has "ever bad success."
Man is admonished,
"My will be done not thine," and the curious thing
is, man always gets just what he desires when he
does relinquish personal will, thereby enabling
Infinite Intelligence to work through him.
"Stand ye still and
see the salvation of the Lord" (law).
For example: A woman
came to me in great distress. Her daughter had
determined to take a very hazardous trip, and the
mother was filled with fear.
She said she had used
every argument, had pointed out the dangers to be
encountered, and forbidden her to go, but the
daughter became more and more rebellious and
determined. I said to the mother, "You are forcing
your personal will upon your daughter, which you
have no right to do, and your fear of the trip is
only attracting it, for man attracts what he fears."
I added, "Let go, and
take your mental hands off. Put it in God's
Hands, and use this statement: I put this
situation in the hands of Infinite Love and Wisdom;
if this trip is the Divine plan, I bless it and no
longer resist, but if it is not divinely planned, I
give thanks that it is now dissolved and
dissipated." A day or two after that, her daughter
said to her, "Mother, I have given up the trip," and
the situation returned to its "native nothingness."
It is learning to
"stand still," which seems so difficult for man. I
will deal more fully with this law in the chapter on
I will give another
example of sowing and reaping, which came in the
most curious way.
A woman came to me,
saying she had received a counterfeit twenty-dollar
bill, given to her at the bank. She was much
disturbed, for, she said, "The people at the bank
will never acknowledge their mistake."
I replied, "Let us
analyze the situation and find out why you attracted
it." She thought a few moments and exclaimed: "I
know it, I sent a friend a lot of stage-money, just
for a joke." So the law had sent her some
stage-money, for it doesn't know anything about
I said, "Now we will
call on the law of forgiveness, and neutralize the
founded upon the law of forgiveness -- Christ has
redeemed us from the curse of the Karmic law, and
the Christ within each man is his Redeemer and
Salvation from all inharmonious conditions.
So I said: "Infinite
Spirit, we call on the law of forgiveness and give
thanks that she is under grace and not under law,
and cannot lose this twenty dollars which is hers by
"Now," I said, "Go
back to the bank and tell them, fearlessly, that it
was given you there by mistake."
She obeyed, and to
her surprise, they apologized and gave her another
bill, treating her most courteously.
So knowledge of the
Law gives man power to "rub out his mistakes." Man
cannot force the external to be what he is not.
If he desires riches,
he must be rich first in consciousness.
For example: A woman
came to me asking treatment for prosperity. She did
not take much interest in her household affairs, and
her home was in great disorder.
I said to her, "If
you wish to be rich, you much be orderly. All men
with great wealth are orderly -- and order is
heaven's first law." I added, "You will never become
rich with a burnt match in the pin-cushion."
She had a good sense
of humor and commenced immediately, putting her
house in order. She rearranged furniture,
straightened out bureau drawers, cleaned rugs, and
soon made a big financial demonstration -- a gift
from a relative. The woman, herself, became made
over, and keeps herself keyed-up financially, by
being ever watchful of the
external and expecting prosperity, knowing God is
Many people are in
ignorance of the fact that gifts and things are
investments, and that hoarding and saving invariably
lead to loss.
"There is that
scattereth and yet increaseth; and there is that
withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to
For example: I knew a
man who wanted to buy a fur-lined overcoat. He and
his wife went to various shops, but there was none
he wanted. He said they were all too cheap-looking.
At last, he was shown one, the salesman said was
valued at a thousand dollars, but which the manager
would sell him for five-hundred dollars, as it was
late in the season.
possessions amounted to about seven hundred dollars.
The reasoning mind would have said, "You can't
afford to spend nearly all you have on a coat," but
he was very intuitive and never reasoned.
He turned to his wife
and said, "If I get this coat, I'll make a ton of
money!" So his wife consented, weakly.
About a month later,
he received a ten-thousand-dollar commission. The
coat made him feel so rich, it linked him with
success and prosperity; without the coat he would
not have received the commission. It was an
investment paying large dividends!
If man ignores these
leadings to spend or to give, the same amount of
money will go in an uninteresting or unhappy way.
For example: A woman
told me, on Thanksgiving Day, she informed her
family that they could not afford a Thanksgiving
dinner. She had the money, but decided to save it.
A few days later,
someone entered her room and took from the bureau
drawer the exact amount the dinner would have cost.
The law always stands
back of the man who spends fearlessly, with wisdom.
For example: One of
my students was shopping with her little nephew. The
child clamored for a toy, which she told him she
could not afford to buy.
She realized suddenly
that she was seeking lack, and not recognizing God
as her supply!
So she bought the
toy, and on her way home,
picked up, in the street, the exact amount of money
she had paid for it.
Man's supply is
inexhaustible and unfailing when fully trusted, but
faith or trust must precede the demonstration.
"According to your faith be it unto you." "Faith is
the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen-- " for faith holds the vision
steady, and the adverse pictures are dissolved and
dissipated, and "in due season we shall reap, if we
Jesus Christ brought
the good news (the gospel) that there was a higher
law than the law of Karma -- and that that law
transcends the law of Karma. It is the law of grace,
or forgiveness. It is the law which
frees man from the law of cause and
effect -- the law of consequence. "Under grace, and
not under law."
We are told that on
this plane, man reaps where he has not sown; the
gifts of God are simply poured out upon him. "All
that the Kingdom affords is his." This continued
state of bliss awaits the man who has overcome the
race (or world) thought.
In the world thought
there is tribulation, but Jesus Christ said: "Be of
good cheer; I have overcome the world."
The world thought is
that of sin, sickness and death. He saw their
absolute unreality and said sickness and sorrow
shall pass away and death itself, the last enemy, be
We know now, from a
scientific standpoint, that death could be overcome
by stamping the subconscious mind with the
conviction of eternal youth and eternal life.
being simply power without direction,
carries out orders without
Working under the
direction of the superconscious (the Christ or God
within man) the "resurrection of the body" would be
Man would no longer
throw off his body in death, it would be transformed
into the "body electric," sung by Walt Whitman, for
Christianity is founded upon the forgiveness of sins
and "an empty tomb."
Chapter 6: Casting
the Burden (Impressing the Subconscious)
When man knows his
own powers and the workings of his mind, his great
desire is to find an easy and quick way to impress
the subconscious with good, for simply an
intellectual knowledge of the Truth will not bring
In my own case, I
found the easiest way is in "casting the burden."
A metaphysician once
explained it in this manner. He said, "The only
thing which gives anything weight in nature is the
law of gravitation, and if a boulder could be taken
high above the planet, there would be no weight in
that boulder; and that is what Jesus Christ meant
when he said: ‘My yoke is easy and my burden is
He had overcome the
world vibration, and functioned in the fourth
dimensional realm, where there is only perfection,
completion, life and joy.
He said: "Come to me
all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest." "Take my yoke upon you, for my yoke
is easy and my burden is light."
We are also told in
the fifty-fifth Psalm, to "cast thy burden upon the
Lord." Many passages in the Bible state that the
battle is God's not man's and that man is always
to "stand still" and see
the Salvation of the Lord.
This indicates that
the superconscious mind (or Christ within) is the
department which fights man's battle and relieves
him of burdens.
We see, therefore,
that man violates law if he carries a burden, and a
burden is an adverse thought or condition, and this
thought or condition has its root in the
It seems almost
impossible to make any headway directing the
subconscious from the conscious, or reasoning mind,
as the reasoning mind (the intellect) is limited in
its conceptions, and filled with doubts and fears.
How scientific it
then is, to cast the burden upon the superconscious
mind (or Christ within) where it is "made light," or
dissolved into its "native nothingness."
For example: A woman
in urgent need of money, made the statement, "I cast
this burden of lack on the Christ (within) and I go
free to have plenty!"
The belief in lack
was her burden, and as she cast it upon the Christ
within, the superconscious flooded the subconscious
with its belief of plenty, and an avalanche of
supply was the result.
We read, "The Christ
in you the hope of glory."
Another example: One
of my students had been given a new piano, and there
was no room in her studio for it until she had moved
out the old one. She was in a state of perplexity.
She wanted to keep the old piano, but knew of no
place to send it. She became desperate, as the new
piano was to be sent immediately; in fact, was on
its way, with no place to put it. She said it came
to her to repeat, "I cast this burden on the Christ
within, and I go free."
A few moments later,
her 'phone rang, and a woman friend asked if she
might rent her old piano, and it was moved out, a
few minutes before the new one arrived.
I knew a woman, whose
burden was resentment. She said, "I cast this burden
of resentment on the Christ within, and I go free,
to be loving, harmonious and happy." The Almighty
superconscious flooded the subconscious with love,
and her whole life was changed. For years,
resentment had held her in a state of torment and
imprisoned her sould (the subconscious mind).
The statement should
be made over and over and over, sometimes for hours
at a time, silently or audibly, with quietness but
I have often compared
it to winding-up a victrola. We must wind ourselves
up with the spoken word.
I have noticed, in
"casting the burden," after a little while, one
seems to see clearly. It is impossible to have clear
vision, while in the throes of carnal mind. Doubts
and fear poison the mind and body and the
imagination runs riot, attracting disaster and
In steadily repeating
the affirmation, "I cast this burden on the Christ
within, and go free," the vision clears, and with it
a feeling of relief, and sooner or later comes
the manifestation of good,
be it health, happiness or supply.
One of my students
once asked me to explain the "darkness before the
dawn." I referred in a preceding chapter to the fact
that often, before the big demonstration "everything
seems to go wrong," and deep depression clouds the
consciousness. It means that out of the subconscious
are rising the doubts and fears of the ages. These
old derelicts of the subconscious rise to the
surface, to be put out.
It is then that man
should clap his cymbals, like Jehoshaphat, and give
thanks that he is saved, even though he seems
surrounded by the enemy (the situation of lack or
disease). The student continued, "How long must one
remain in the dark" and I replied, "until one can
see in the dark," and
"casting the burden enables one to see in the dark."
In order to impress
the subconscious, active faith is always essential.
"Faith without works
is dead." In these chapters I have endeavored to
bring out this point.
Jesus Christ showed
active faith when "He commanded the multitude to sit
down on the ground," before he gave thanks for the
loaves and the fishes.
I will give another
example showing how necessary this step is. In fact,
active faith is the bridge, over which man passes to
his Promised Land.
misunderstanding, a woman had been separated from
her husband, whom she loved deeply. He refused all
offers of reconciliation and would not communicate
with her in any way.
Coming into the
knowledge of Spiritual law, she denied the
appearance of separation. She made this statement:
"There is no separation in Divine Mind, therefore, I
cannot be separated form the love and companionship
which are mine by divine right."
She showed active
faith by arranging a place for him at the table
every day; thereby impressing the subconscious with
a picture of his return. Over a year passed,
but she never wavered, and one day he walked in.
The subconscious is
often impressed through music. Music has a fourth
dimensional quality and releases the soul from
imprisonment. It makes wonderful things seem
possible, and easy of
I have a friend who
uses her victrola, daily, for this purpose. It puts
her in perfect harmony and releases the imagination.
Another woman often
dances while making her affirmations. The rhythm and
harmony of music and motion carry her words forth
with tremendous power.
The student must
remember also, not to despise the "day of small
Invariably, before a
demonstration, come "signs of land."
reached America, he saw birds and twigs which showed
him land was near. So it is with a demonstration;
but often the student mistakes it for the
demonstration itself, and is disappointed.
For example: A woman
had "spoken the word" for a set of dishes. Not long
afterwards a friend gave her a dish which was old
She came to me and
said, "Well, I asked for a set of dishes, and all I
got was a cracked plate."
I replied, "The plate
was only signs of land. It shows your dishes are
coming -- look upon it as birds and seaweed," and
not long afterwards the dishes came.
"making-believe," impresses the subconscious. If one
makes believe he is rich, and makes believe he is
successful, in "due time he will reap."
Children are always
"making believe," and "except ye be converted, and
become as little children, ye shall not enter the
Kingdom of Heaven."
For example: I know
of a woman who was very poor, but no one could make
her feel poor. She earned a small amount of
money from rich friends, who constantly reminded her
of her poverty, and to be careful and saving.
Regardless of their admonitions, she would spend all
her earnings on a hat, or make some one a gift, and
be in a rapturous state of mind. Her thoughts were
always centered on beautiful clothes and "rings and
things," but without envying others.
She lived in the
world of the wondrous, and only riches seemed real
to her. Before long she married a rich man, and the
rings and things became visible. I do not know
whether the man was the "Divine Selection," but
opulence had to manifest in her life, as she had
imaged only opulence.
There is no peace or
happiness for man, until he has erased all fear from
Fear is misdirected
energy and must be redirected, or transmuted into
Jesus Christ said,
"Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?" "All
things are possible to him that believeth."
I am asked, so often
by my students, "How can I get rid of fear?"
"By walking up to the thing you are
"The lion takes its
fierceness from your fear."
Walk up to the lion,
and he will disappear; run away and he runs after
I have shown in
previous chapters, how the lion of lack disappeared
when the individual spent money fearlessly, showing
faith that God was his supply and therefore,
Many of my students
have come out of the bondage of poverty, and are now
bountifully supplied, through losing all fear of
letting money go out. The subconscious is impressed
with the truth that God is the Giver and Gift;
therefore as one is one with the Giver, he is one
with the Gift. A splendid statement is, "I now thank
God the Giver for God the Gift."
Man has so long
separated himself from his good and his supply,
through thoughts of separation and lack, that
sometimes, it takes dynamite to dislodge these false
ideas from the subconscious, and the dynamite is a
We see in the
foregoing illustration, how the individual was freed
from his bondage by showing fearlessness.
Man should watch
himself hourly to detect if his motive for action is
fear or faith.
"Choose ye this day
whom we shall serve," fear or faith.
Perhaps one's fear is
of personality. Then do not avoid the people feared;
be willing to meet them cheerfully, and they will
either prove "golden links in the chain of one's
good," or disappear harmoniously from one's pathway.
Perhaps one's fear is
of disease or germs. Then one should be fearless and
undisturbed in a germladen situation, and he would
One can only contract
germs while vibrating at the same rate as the germ,
and fear drags men down to the level of the germ. Of
course, the disease laden germ is the product of
carnal mind, as all thought must objectify. Germs do
not exist in the superconscious or Divine Mind,
therefore are the product of man's "vain
"In the twinkling of
an eye," man's release will come when he realizes
there is no power in evil.
The material world
will fade away, and the fourth dimensional world,
the "World of the Wondrous," will swing into
"And I saw a new
heaven, and a new earth -- and there shall be no
more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall
there be any more pain; for the former things are
Chapter 7: Love
Every man on this
planet is taking his initiation in love. "A new
commandment I give unto you, that ye love one
another." Ouspensky states, in "Tertium Organum,"
that "love is a cosmic phenomenon," and opens to man
the fourth dimensional world, "The World of the
Real love is selfless
and free from fear. It pours itself out upon the
object of its affection, without demanding any
return. Its joy is in the joy of giving. Love is God
in manifestation, and the strongest magnetic force
in the universe. Pure, unselfish love draws to
itself its own; it does not need to seek or
demand. Scarcely anyone has the faintest conception
of real love. Man is selfish, tyrannical or fearful
in his affections, thereby losing the thing he
loves. Jealousy is the worst enemy of love, for the
imagination runs riot, seeing the loved one
attracted to another, and invariably these fears
objectify if they are not neutralized.
For example: A woman
came to me in deep distress. The man she loved had
left her for other women, and said he never intended
to marry her. She was torn with jealousy and
resentment and said she hoped he would suffer as he
had made her suffer; and added, "How could he leave
me when I loved him so much?"
I replied, "You are
not loving that man, you are hating him," and added,
"You can never receive what you have never given.
Give a perfect love and you will receive a perfect
love. Perfect yourself on this man. Give him a
perfect, unselfish love, demanding nothing in
return. Do not criticize or condemn, and
bless him wherever his is."
She replied, "No, I
won't bless him unless I know where he is!" she
"Well," I said, "that
is not real love."
"When you send out
real love, real love will return to you, either
from this man or his equivalent, for if this man is
not the divine selection, you will not want him. As
you are one with God, you are one with the love
which belongs to you by divine right."
passed, and matters remained about the same, but she
was working conscientiously with herself. I said,
"When you are no longer disturbed by his cruelty, he
will cease to be cruel, as you are attracting it
through your own emotions."
Then I told her of a
brotherhood in India, who never said, "Good Morning"
to each other. They used these words: "I salute
the Divinity in you." They saluted the divinity
in every man, and in the wild animals in the jungle,
and they were never harmed, for they saw only God
in every living thing. I said, "Salute the
divinity in this man, and say, 'I see your divine
self only. I see you as God see you, perfect, made
in His image and likeness.'"
She found she was
becoming more poised, and gradually losing her
resentment. He was a Captain, and she always called
him "The Cap."
One day, she said,
suddenly, "God bless the Cap wherever he is."
I replied: "Now that
is real love, and when you have become a 'complete
circle,' and are no longer disturbed by the
situation, you will have his love, or attract its
I was moving at this
time, and did not have a telephone, so was out of
touch with her for a few weeks, when one morning I
received a letter saying, "We are married."
At the earliest
opportunity, I paid her a call. My first words were,
"Oh," she exclaimed,
"a miracle! One day I woke up and all suffering had
ceased. I saw him that evening and he asked me to
marry him. We were married in about a week, and I
have never seen a more devoted man."
There is an old
saying: "No man is your
enemy, no man is your friend, every man is your
So one should become
impersonal and learn what each man has to teach him,
and soon he would learn his lessons and be free.
The woman's lover was
teaching her selfless love, which every man, sooner
or later, must learn.
Suffering is not
necessary for man's development; it is the result of
violation of spiritual law, but few people seem able
to rouse themselves from their "soul sleep" without
it. When people are happy, they usually become
selfish, and automatically the law of Karma is set
in action. Man often suffers loss through lack of
I knew a woman who
had a very nice husband, but she said often, "I
don't care anything about being married, but that is
nothing against my husband. I'm simply not
interested in married life."
She had other
interests, and scarcely remembered she had a
husband. She only thought of him when she saw him.
One day her husband told her he was in love with
another woman, and left. She came to me in distress
I replied, "It is
exactly what you spoke the word for. You said you
didn't care anything about being married, so the
subconscious worked to get you unmarried."
She said, "Oh yes, I
see. People get what they want, and then feel very
She soon became in
perfect harmony with the situation, and knew they
were both much happier apart.
When a woman becomes
indifferent or critical, and ceases to be an
inspiration to her husband, he misses the stimulus
of their early relationship and is restless and
A man came to me
dejected, miserable and poor. His wife was
interested in the "Science of Numbers," and had had
him read. It seems the report was not very
favorable, for he said, "My wife says I'll never
amount to anything because I am a two."
I replied, "I don't
care what your number is, you are a perfect idea in
divine mind, and we will demand the success and
prosperity which are already planned for you
by that Infinite Intelligence."
Within a few weeks,
he had a very fine position, and a year or two
later, he achieved a brilliant success as a writer.
No man is a success in business unless he loves his
work. The picture the artist paints for love (of his
art) is his greatest work. The pot-boiler is always
something to live down.
No man can attract
money if he despises it. Many people are kept in
poverty by saying: "Money means nothing to me, and I
have a contempt for people who have it."
This is the reason so
many artists are poor. Their contempt for money
separates them from it.
I remember hearing
one artist say of another, "He's no good as an
artist, he has money in the bank."
This attitude of
mind, of course, separates man from his supply; he
must be in harmony with a thing in order to attract
Money is God in
manifestation, as freedom from want and limitation,
but it must be always kept in circulation and put to
right uses. Hoarding and saving react with grim
This does not mean
that man should not have houses and lots, stocks and
bonds, for the barns of the righteous man shall be
full; it means man should not hoard even the
principal, if an occasion arises, when money is
necessary. In letting it go out fearlessly and
cheerfully, he opens the way for more to come in,
for God is man's unfailing and inexhaustible supply.
This is the spiritual
attitude towards money and the great Bank of the
Universal never fails!
We see an example of
hoarding in the film production of "Greed." The
woman won five thousand dollars in a lottery, but
would not spend it. She hoarded and saved, let her
husband suffer and starve, and eventually she
scrubbed floors for a living.
She loved the money
itself and put it above everything, and one night
she was murdered and the money taken from her.
This is an example of
where "love of money is the root of all evil." Money
in itself, is good and beneficent, but used for
destructive purposes, hoarded and saved, or
considered more important than love, brings disease
and disaster, and the loss of the money itself.
Follow the path of
love, and all things are added, for God is love,
and God is supply; follow the path of
selfishness and greed, and the supply vanishes, or
man is separated from it.
For example: I knew
the case of a very rich woman, who hoarded her
income. She rarely gave anything away, but bought
and bought and bought things for herself.
She was very fond of
necklaces, and a friend once asked her how many she
possessed. She replied, "Sixty-seven." She bought
them and put them away, carefully wrapped in tissue
paper. Had she used the necklaces it would have been
quite legitimate, but she was violating "the law of
use." Her closets were filled with clothes she never
wore, and jewels which never saw the light.
The woman's arms were
gradually becoming paralyzed from holding on to
things, and eventually she was considered incapable
of looking after her affairs and her wealth was
handed over to others to manage.
So man, in ignorance
of the law, brings about his own destruction.
All disease, all
unhappiness, come from the violation of the law of
love. Man's boomerangs of hate, resentment and
criticism, come back laden with sickness and sorrow.
Love seems almost a lost art, but the man with the
knowledge of spiritual law knows it must be
regained, for without it, he has "become as sounding
brass and tinkling cymbals."
For example: I had a
student who came to me, month after month, to clean
her consciousness of resentment. After a while, she
arrived at the point where she resented only one
woman, but that one woman kept her busy. Little by
little she became poised and harmonious, and one
day, all resentment was wiped out.
She came in radiant,
and exclaimed "You can't understand how I feel! The
woman said something to me and instead of being
furious I was loving and kind, and she apologized
and was perfectly lovely to me. No one can
understand the marvelous lightness I feel within!"
Love and good-will
are invaluable in business.
For example: A woman
came to me, complaining of her employer. She said
she was cold and critical and knew she did not want
her in the position.
"Well," I replied,
"Salute the Divinity in the woman and send her
She said "I can't;
she's a marble woman."
I answered, "You
remember the story of the sculptor who asked for a
certain piece of marble. He was asked why he wanted
it, and he replied, 'because there is an angel in
the marble,' and out it he produced a wonderful work
She said, "Very well,
I'll try it." A week later she came back and said,
"I did what you told me to, and now the woman is
very kind, and took me out in her car."
People are sometimes
filled with remorse for having done someone an
unkindness, perhaps years ago.
If the wrong cannot
be righted, its effect can be neutralized by doing
some one a kindness in the
"This one thing I do,
forgetting those things which are behind and
reaching forth unto those things where are before."
Sorrow, regret and
remorse tear down the cells of the body, and poison
the atmosphere of the individual.
A woman said to me in
deep sorrow, "Treat me to be happy and joyous, for
my sorrow makes me so irritable with the members of
my family that I keep making more Karma."
I was asked to treat
a woman who was mourning for her daughter. I denied
all belief in loss and separation, and affirmed that
God was the woman's joy, love and peace.
The woman gained her
poise at once, but sent word by her son, not to
treat any longer, because she was "so happy, it
So "mortal mind"
loves to hang on to its griefs and regrets.
I knew a woman who
went about bragging of her troubles, so, of course,
she always had something to brag about.
The old idea was if a
woman did not worry about her children, she was not
a good mother.
Now, we know that
mother-fear is responsible for many of the diseases
and accidents which come into the lives of children.
For fear pictures
vividly the disease or situation feared, and these
pictures objectify, if not neutralized.
Happy is the mother
who can say sincerely, that she puts her child in
God's hands, and knows therefore, that he is
She, in this way
throws about him a great aura of protection.
For example: A woman
awoke suddenly, in the night, feeling her brother
was in great danger. Instead of giving in to her
fears, she commenced making statements of Truth,
saying, "Man is a perfect idea in Divine Mind, and
is always in his right place, therefore, my brother
is in his right place, and is divinely protected."
The next day she
found that her brother had been in close proximity
to an explosion in a mine, but had miraculously
So man is his
brother's keeper (in thought) and every man should
know that the thing he loves dwells in "the secret
place of the most high, and abides under the shadow
of the Almighty."
"There shall no evil
befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy
"Perfect love casteth
out fear. He that feareth is not made perfect in
love," and "Love is the fulfilling of the Law."
Intuition or Guidance
"In all thy ways
acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths."
There is nothing too
great of accomplishment for the man who knows the
power of his word, and who follows his intuitive
leads. By the word he starts in action unseen forces
and can rebuild his body or remold his affairs.
It is, therefore, of
the utmost importance, to choose the right words,
and the student carefully selects the affirmation he
wishes to catapult into the invisible.
He knows that God is
his supply, that there is a supply for every demand,
and that his spoken word releases this supply.
"Ask and ye shall
Man must make the
first move. "Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh
I have often been
asked just how to make a demonstration.
I reply: "Speak the
word and then do not do anything until you get a
definite lead." Demand the lead, saying, "Infinite
spirit, reveal to me the way, let me know if there
is anything for me to do."
The answer will come
through intuition (or hunch); a chance remark from
someone, or a passage in a book, etc., etc. The
answers are sometimes quite startling in their
exactness. For example: A woman desired a large sum
of money. She spoke the words: "Infinite Spirit,
open the way for my immediate supply, let all that
is mine by divine right now reach me, in great
avalanches of abundance." Then she added: "Give me a
definite lead, let me know if there is anything for
me to do."
The thought came
quickly, "Give a certain friend" (who had helped her
spiritually) "a hundred dollars." She told her
friend, who said, "Wait and get another lead, before
giving it." So she waited, and that day met a woman
who said to her, "I gave someone a dollar to-day; it
was just as much for me, as it would be for you to
give someone a hundred."
This was indeed an
unmistakable lead, so she knew she was right in
giving the hundred dollars. It was a gift which
proved a great investment, for shortly after that, a
large sum of money came to her in a remarkable way.
Giving opens the way
for receiving. In order to create activity in
finances, one should give. Tithing or giving
one-tenth of one's income, is an old Jewish custom,
and is sure to bring increase. Many of the richest
men in this country have been tithers, and I have
never known it to fail as an investment.
The tenth-part goes
forth and returns blessed and multiplied. But the
gift or tithe must be given with love and
cheerfulness, for "God loveth a cheerful giver."
Bills should be paid cheerfully; all money should be
sent forth fearlessly and with a blessing.
This attitude of mind
makes man master of money. It is his to obey, and
his spoken word then opens vast reservoirs of
Man, himself, limits
his supply by his limited vision. Sometimes the
student has a great realization of wealth, but is
afraid to act.
The vision and action
must go hand in hand, as in the case of the man who
bought the fur-lined overcoat.
A woman came to me
asking me to "speak the word" for a position. So I
demanded: "Infinite Spirit, open the way for this
woman's right position." Never ask for just "a
position"; ask for the right position, the place
already planned in Divine Mind, as it is the only
one that will give satisfaction.
I then gave thanks
that she had already received, and that it would
manifest quickly. Very soon, she had three positions
offered her, two in New York and one in Palm Beach,
and she did not know which to choose. I said, "Ask
for a definite lead."
The time was almost
up and was still undecided, when one day, she
telephoned, "When I woke up this morning, I could
smell Palm Beach." She had been there before and
knew its balmy fragrance.
I replied: "Well, if
you can smell Palm Beach from here, it is certainly
your lead." She accepted the position, and it proved
a great success. Often one's lead comes at an
One day, I was
walking down the street, when I suddenly felt a
strong urge to go to a certain bakery, a block or
The reasoning mind
resisted, arguing, "There is nothing there that you
However, I had
learned not to reason, so I went to the bakery,
looked at everything, and there was, certainly
nothing there that I wanted, but coming out I
encountered a woman I had thought of often, and who
was in great need of the help which I could give
So often, one goes
for one thing and finds another.
Intuition is a
spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply
points the way.
A person often
receives a lead during a "treatment." The idea that
comes may seem quite irrelevant, but some of God's
leadings are "mysterious."
In the class, one
day, I was treating that each individual would
receive a definite lead. A woman came to me
afterwards, and said: "While you were treating, I
got the hunch to take my furniture out of storage
and get an apartment." The woman had come to be
treated for health. I told her I knew in getting a
home of her own, her health would improve, and I
added, "I believe your trouble, which is a
congestion, has come from having things stored away.
Congestion of things causes congestion in the body.
You have violated the law of use, and your body is
paying the penalty."
So I gave thanks that
"Divine order was established in her mind, body
People little dream
of how their affairs react on the body. There is a
mental correspondence for every disease. A person
might receive instantaneous healing through the
realization of his body being a perfect idea in
Divine Mind, and, therefore, whole and perfect, but
if he continues his destructive thinking, hoarding,
hating, fearing, condemning, the disease will
Jesus Christ knew
that all sickness came from sin, but admonished the
leper after the healing, to go and sin no more, lest
a worse thing come upon him.
So man's soul (or
subconscious mind) must be washed whiter than snow,
for permanent healing; and the metaphysician is
always delving deep for the "correspondence."
Jesus Christ said,
"Condemn not lest ye also be condemned."
"Judge not, that ye
Many people have
attracted disease and unhappiness through
condemnation of others.
What man condemns in
others, he attracts to himself.
For example: A friend
came to me in anger and distress, because her
husband had deserted her for another woman. She
condemned the other woman, and said continually,
"She knew he was a married man, and had no right to
accept his attentions."
I replied: "Stop
condemning the woman, bless her, and be through with
the situation, otherwise, you are attracting the
same thing to yourself."
She was deaf to my
words, and a year or two later, became deeply
interested in a married man, herself.
Man picks up a
live-wire whenever he criticizes or condemns, and
may expect a shock.
Indecision is a
stumbling-block in many a pathway. In order to
overcome it, make the statement, repeatedly,
"I am always under direct
inspiration; I make right decisions, quickly."
These words impress
the subconscious, and soon one finds himself awake
and alert, making his right moves without
hesitation. I have found it destructive to look to
the psychic plane for guidance, as it is the plane
of many minds and not the "The One Mind."
As man opens his mind
to subjectivity, he becomes a target for destructive
forces. The psychic plane is the result of man's
mortal thought, and is on the "plane of opposites."
He may receive either good or bad messages.
The science of
numbers and the reading of horoscopes, keep man down
on the mental (or mortal) plane, for they deal only
with the Karmic path.
I know of a man who
should have been dead, years ago, according to his
horoscope, but he is alive and a leader of one of
the biggest movements in this country for the uplift
It takes a very
strong mind to neutralize a prophecy of evil. The
student should declare, "Every false prophecy shall
come to naught; every plan my Father in heaven has
not planned, shall be dissolved and dissipated, the
divine idea now comes to pass."
However, if any good
message has ever been given one, of coming
happiness, or wealth, harbor and expect it, and it
will manifest sooner or later, through the law of
Man's will should be
used to back the universal will. "I will that the
will of God be done."
It is God's will to
give every man, every righteous desire of his heart,
and man's will should be used to hold the perfect
vision, without wavering.
The prodigal son
said: "I will arise and go to my Father."
It is, indeed, often
an effort of the will to leave the husks and swine
of mortal thinking. It is so much easier, for the
average person, to have fear than faith;
so faith is an effort of the will.
As man becomes
spiritually awakened he recognizes that any external
inharmony is the correspondence of mental inharmony.
If he stumbles or falls, he may know he is stumbling
or falling in consciousness.
One day, a student
was walking along the street condemning someone in
her thoughts. She was saying, mentally, "That woman
is the most disagreeable woman on earth," when
suddenly three boy scouts rushed around the corner
and almost knocked her over. She did not condemn the
boy scouts, but immediately called on the law of
forgiveness, and "saluted the divinity" in the
woman. Wisdom's way are ways of pleasantness and all
her paths are peace.
When one has made his
demands upon the Universal, he must be ready for
surprises. Everything may seem to be going wrong,
when in reality, it is going right.
For example: A woman
was told that there was no loss in divine mind,
therefore, she could not lose anything which
belonged to her; anything lost, would be returned,
or she would receive its equivalent.
previously, she had lost two thousand dollars. She
had loaned the money to a relative during her
lifetime, but the relative had died, leaving no
mention of it in her will. The woman was resentful
and angry, and as she had no written statement of
the transaction, she never received the money, so
she determined to deny the loss, and collect the two
thousand dollars from the Bank of the Universal. She
had to begin by forgiving the woman, as resentment
and unforgiveness close the doors of this wonderful
She made this
statement, "I deny loss, there is no loss in Divine
Mind, therefore, I cannot lose the two thousand
dollars, which belong to me by divine right."
As one door shuts another door
She was living in an
apartment house which was for sale; and in the lease
was a clause, stating that if the house was sold,
the tenants would be required to move out within
landlord broke the leases and raised the rent.
Again, injustice was on her pathway, but this time
she was undisturbed. She blessed the landlord, and
said, "As the rent has been raised, it means that
I'll be that much richer, for God is my supply."
New leases were made
out for the advanced rent, but by some divine
mistake, the ninety days clause had been forgotten.
Soon after, the landlord had an opportunity to sell
the house. On account of the mistake in the new
leases, the tenants held possession for another
The agent offered
each tenant two hundred dollars if he would vacate.
Several families moved; three remained, including
the woman. A month or two passed, and the agent
again appeared. This time he said to the woman,
"Will you break your lease for the sum of fifteen
hundred dollars?" It flashed upon her, "Here comes
the two thousand dollars." She remembered having
said to friends in the house, "We will all act
together if anything more is said about leaving." So
her lead was to consult her friends.
These friends said,
"Well, if they have offered you fifteen hundred they
will certainly give two thousand." So she received a
check for two thousand dollars for giving up the
apartment. It was certainly a remarkable working of
the law, and the apparent injustice was merely
opening the way for her demonstration.
It proved that there
is no loss, and when man takes his spiritual stand,
he collects all that is his from this great
Reservoir of Good.
"I will restore to
you the years the locusts have eaten."
The locusts are the
doubts, fears, resentments and regrets of mortal
thoughts, alone, rob man; for "No man gives to
himself but himself, and no man takes away from
himself, but himself."
Man is here to prove
God and "to bear witness to the truth," and he can
only prove God by bringing plenty out of lack, and
justice out of injustice.
"Prove me now
herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not
open you the windows of heaven, and pour out a
blessing, that there shall not be room enough to
Chapter 9: Perfect
Self-Expression or The Divine Design
"No wind can drive
my bark astray nor change the tide of destiny."
There is for each
man, perfect self-expression. There is a place which
he is to fill and no one else can fill, something
which he is to do, which no one else can do; it is
This achievement is
held, a perfect idea in Divine Mind, awaiting man's
recognition. As the imaging faculty is the creative
faculty, it is necessary for man to see the idea,
before it can manifest.
So man's highest
demand is for the Divine Design of his life.
He may not have the
faintest conception of what it is, for there is,
possibly, some marvelous talent, hidden deep within
His demand should be:
"Infinite Spirit, open the
way for the Divine Design of my life to manifest;
let the genius within me now be released; let me see
clearly the perfect plan."
The perfect plan
includes health, wealth, love and perfect
self-expression. This is the square of life,
which brings perfect happiness. When one has made
this demand, he may find great changes taking place
in his life, for nearly every man has wandered far
from the Divine Design.
I know, in one
woman's case, it was as though a cyclone had struck
her affairs, but readjustments came quickly, and new
and wonderful conditions took the place of old ones.
self-expression will never be labor; but of such
absorbing interest that it will seem almost like
play. The student knows, also, as man comes into the
world financed by God, the supply needed for
his perfect self-expression will be at hand.
Many a genius has
struggled for years with the problem of supply, when
his spoken word, and faith, would have released
quickly, the necessary funds.
For example: After
the class, one day, a man came to me and handed me a
He said: "I have just
seven cents in the world, and I'm going to give you
one; for I have faith in the power of your spoken
word. I want you to speak the word for my perfect
self-expression and prosperity."
I "spoke the word,"
and did not see him again until a year later. He
came in one day, successful and happy, with a roll
of yellow bills in his pocket. He said, "Immediately
after you spoke the word, I had a position offered
me in a distant city, and am now demonstrating
health, happiness and supply."
A woman's perfect
self-expression may be in becoming a perfect wife, a
perfect mother, a perfect home-maker and not
necessarily in having a public career.
leads, and the way will be made easy and successful.
One should not
visualize or force a mental picture. When he demands
the Divine Design to come into his conscious mind,
he will receive flashes of inspiration, and begin to
see himself making some great accomplishment. This
is the picture, or idea, he must hold without
The thing man seeks
is seeking him -- the telephone was seeking Bell!
Parents should never
force careers and professions upon their children.
With a knowledge of spiritual Truth, the Divine Plan
could be spoken for, early in childhood, or
A prenatal treatment
should be: "Let the God in this child have perfect
expression; let the Divine Design of his mind, body
and affairs be made manifest throughout his life,
God's will be done,
not man's; God's pattern, not man's pattern,
is the command we find running through all the
scriptures, and the Bible is a book dealing with the
science of the mind. It is a book telling man how to
release his soul (or subconscious mind) from
The battles described
are pictures of man waging war against mortal
thoughts. "A man's foes shall be they of his own
household." Every man is Jehoshaphat, and every man
is David, who slays Goliath (mortal thinking) with
the little white stone, (faith).
So man must be
careful that he is not the "wicked and slothful
servant" who buried his talent. There is a terrible
penalty to be paid for not using one's ability.
Often fear stands
between man and his perfect self-expression.
Stage-fright has hampered many a genius. This may be
overcome by the spoken-word, or treatment. The
individual then loses all self-consciousness, and
feels simply that he is a channel for Infinite
Intelligence to express Itself through.
He is under direct
inspiration, fearless, and confident; for he feels
that it is the "Father within" him who does the
A young boy came
often to my class with his mother. He asked me to
"speak the word" for his coming examinations at
I told him to make
the statement: "I am one with Infinite Intelligence.
I know everything I should know on this subject." He
had an excellent knowledge of history, but was not
sure of his arithmetic. I saw him afterwards, and he
said: "I spoke the word for my arithmetic, and
passed with the highest honors; but thought I could
depend on myself for history, and got a very poor
mark." Man often receives a set-back when he is "too
sure of himself," which means he is trusting to his
personality and not the "Father within."
Another one of my
students gave me an example of this. She took an
extended trip abroad one summer, visiting many
countries, where she was ignorant of the languages.
She was calling for guidance and protection every
minute, and her affairs went smoothly and
miraculously. Her luggage was never delayed nor
lost! Accommodations were always ready for her at
the best hotels; and she had perfect service
wherever she went. She returned to New York. Knowing
the language, she felt God was no longer necessary,
so looked after her affairs in an ordinary manner.
Everything went wrong,
her trunks delayed, amid inharmony and confusion.
The student must form the habit of "practicing the
Presence of God" every minute. "In all thy ways
acknowledge him;" nothing is too small or too
insignificant incident may be the turning point in a
watching some boiling water, simmering in a tea
kettle, saw a steamboat!
I have seen a
student, often, keep back his demonstration, through
resistance, or pointing the way.
He pins his faith to
one channel only, and dictates just the way he
desires the manifestation to come, which brings
things to a standstill.
"My way, not your
way!" is the command of
Infinite Intelligence. Like all Power, be it steam
or electricity, it must have a nonresistant engine
or instrument to work through, and man is that
engine or instrument.
Over and over again,
man is told to "stand still." "Oh Judah, fear not;
but to-morrow go out against them, for the Lord will
be with you. You shall not need to fight this
battle; set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the
salvation of the Lord with you."
We see this in the
incident of the two thousand dollars coming to the
woman through the landlord when she became
nonresistant and undisturbed, and the
woman won the man's love "after all suffering had
The student's goal is
Poise! Poise is Power, for it
gives God-Power a chance to rush through man, to
"will and to do Its good pleasure."
Poised, he thinks
clearly, and makes "right decisions quickly." "He
never misses a trick."
Anger blurs the
visions, poisons the blood, is the root of many
diseases, and causes wrong decision leading to
It has been named one
of the worst "sins," as its reaction is so harmful.
The student learns that in metaphysics sin has a
much broader meaning than in the old teaching.
"Whatsoever is not of faith is sin."
He finds that fear
and worry are deadly sins. They are inverted faith,
and through distorted mental pictures, bring to pass
the thing he fears. His work is to drive out these
enemies (from the subconscious mind). "When Man is
fearless he is finished!" Maeterlinck says,
that "Man is God afraid."
So, as we read in the
previous chapters: man can only vanquish fear by
walking up to the thing he is afraid of. When
Jehoshaphat and his army prepared to meet the enemy,
singing "Praise the Lord, for his mercy endureth
forever," they found their enemies had destroyed
each other, and there was nothing to fight.
For example: A woman
asked a friend to deliver a message to another
friend. The woman feared to give the message, as the
reasoning mind said, "Don't get mixed-up in this
affair, don't give that message."
She was troubled in
spirit, for she had given her promise. At last, she
determined to "walk up to the lion," and call on the
law of divine protection. She met the friend to whom
she was to deliver the message. She opened her mouth
to speak it, when her friend said, "So-and-So has
left town." This made it unnecessary to give the
message, as the situation depended upon the person
being in town. As she was willing to do it, she was
not obliged to; as she did not fear, the situation
The student often
delays his demonstration through a belief in
incompletion. He should make this statement:
"In Divine Mind there
is only completion, therefore, my demonstration is
completed. My perfect work, my perfect home, my
perfect health." Whatever he demands are perfect
ideas registered in Divine Mind, and must manifest,
"under grace in a perfect way." He gives thanks he
has already received on the invisible, and makes
active preparation for receiving on the visible.
One of my students
was in need of a financial demonstration; she came
to me and asked why it was not completed.
I replied: "Perhaps,
you are in the habit of leaving things unfinished,
and the subconscious has gotten into the habit of
not completing (as the without, so the within)."
She said, "You are
right. I often begin things and never finish
them. I'll go home and finish something I commenced
weeks ago, and I know it will be symbolic of my
So she sewed
assiduously, and the article was soon completed.
Shortly after, the money came in a most curious
Her husband was paid
his salary twice that month. He told the people of
their mistake, and they sent word to keep it.
When man ask,
believing, he must receive, for God creates His own
I have been sometimes
asked, "Suppose one has several talents, how is he
to know which one to choose?" Demand to be shown
definitely. Say: "Infinite Spirit, give me a
definite lead, reveal to me my perfect
self-expression, show me which talent I am to make
use of now."
I have known people
to suddenly enter a new line of work, and be fully
equipped, with little or no training. So make the
statement: "I am fully equipped for the Divine
Plan of my life," and be fearless in grasping
Some people are
cheerful givers, but bad receivers. They refuse
gifts through pride, or some negative reason,
thereby blocking their channels, and invariably find
themselves eventually with little or nothing. For
example: A woman who had given away a great deal of
money, had a gift offered her of several thousand
dollars. She refused to take it, saying she did not
need it. Shortly after that, her finances were "tied
up," and she found herself in debt for that amount.
Man should receive gracefully the bread returning to
him upon the water -- freely ye have given, freely
ye shall receive.
There is always the
perfect balance of giving and receiving, and though
man should give without thinking of returns, he
violates law if he does not accept the returns which
come to him; for all gifts are from God, man being
merely the channel.
A thought of lack
should never be held over the giver.
For example: When the
man gave me the one cent, I did not say: "Poor man,
he cannot afford to give me that." I saw him rich
and prosperous, with his supply pouring in. It was
this thought which brought it. If one has been a bad
receiver, he must become a good one, and take even a
postage stamp if it is given him, and open up his
channels for receiving.
The Lord loveth a
cheerful receiver, as well as a cheerful giver.
I have often been
asked why one man is born rich and healthy, and
another poor and sick.
Where there is an
effect there is always a cause; there is no such
thing as chance.
This question is
answered through the law of reincarnation. Man goes
through many births and deaths, until he knows the
truth which sets him free.
He is drawn back to
the earth plane through unsatisfied desire, to pay
his Karmic debts, or to "fulfill his destiny."
The man born rich and
healthy has had pictures in his subconscious mind,
in his past life, of health and riches; and the poor
and sick man, of disease and poverty. Man manifests,
on any plane, the sum total of his subconscious
However, birth and
death are man-made laws, for the "wages of sin is
death," the Adamic fall in consciousness through the
belief in two powers. The real man, spiritual
man, is birthless and deathless! He never was born
and has never died -- "As he was in the beginning,
he is now, and ever shall be!"
So through the truth,
man is set free from the law of Karma, sin and
death, and manifests the man made in "His image and
likeness." Man's freedom comes through fulfilling
his destiny, bringing into manifestation the Divine
Design of his life.
His lord will say
unto him: "Well done thou good and faithful servant,
thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will
make thee ruler over many things (death itself),
enter thou into in the joy of thy Lord (eternal
Denials and Affirmations
"Thou shalt also
decree a thing, and it shall be established unto
All the good that is
to be made manifest in man's life is already an
accomplished fact in divine mind, and is released
through man's recognition, or spoken word, so he
must be careful to decree that only the Divine Idea
be made manifest, for often, he decrees, through his
"idle words," failure or misfortune.
It is, therefore, of
the utmost importance, to word one's demands
correctly, as stated in a previous chapter.
If one desires a
home, friend, position or any other good thing, make
the demand for the "divine selection."
"Infinite Spirit, open the way for my right home, my
right friend, my right position. I give thanks
it now manifests under
grace in a perfect way."
The latter part of
the statement is most important. For example: I knew
a woman who demanded a thousand dollars. Her
daughter was injured and they received a thousand
dollars indemnity, so it did not come in a "perfect
way." The demand should have been worded in this
way: "Infinite Spirit, I give thanks that the one
thousand dollars, which is mine by divine right, is
now released, and reaches me under grace, in a
As one grows in a
financial consciousness, he should demand that the
enormous sums of money, which are his by divine
right, reach him under grace, in perfect ways.
It is impossible for
man to release more than he thinks is possible, for
one is bound by the limited expectancies of the
subconscious. He must enlarge his expectancies in
order to receive in a larger way.
Man so often limits
himself in his demands. For example: A student made
the demand for six hundred dollars, by a certain
date. He did receive it, but heard afterwards, that
he came very near receiving a thousand dollars, but
he was given just six hundred, as the result of his
"They limited the
Holy One of Israel." Wealth is a matter of
consciousness. The French have a legend giving an
example of this. A poor man was walking along a road
when he met a traveler, who stopped him and said:
"My good friend, I see you are poor; take this gold
nugget, sell it, and you will be rich all your
The man was overjoyed
at his good fortune, and took the nugget home. He
immediately found work and became so prosperous that
he did not sell the nugget. Years passed, and he
became a very rich man. One day he met a poor man on
the road. He stopped him and said: "My good friend,
I will give you this gold nugget, which, if you
sell, will make you rich for life." The mendicant
took the nugget, had it valued, and found it was
only brass. So we see, the first man became rich
through feeling rich, thinking the nugget was gold.
Every man has within
himself a gold nugget; it is his consciousness of
gold, of opulence, which brings riches into his life.
In making his demands, man begins at his
journey's end, that is, he declares he has
already received. "Before ye call I shall
affirming, establishes the belief in the
It would not be
necessary to make an affirmation more than once if
one had perfect faith! One should not plead or
supplicate, but give thanks, repeatedly that he has
"The desert shall
rejoice and blossom as the rose." This rejoicing
while yet in the desert (state of consciousness)
opens the way for release. The Lord's Prayer is in
the form of command and demand. "Give us this day
our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we
forgive our debtors," and ends in praise, "For thine
is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory, forever.
Amen." "Concerning the works of my hands, command ye
me." So prayer is command and demand, praise and
thanksgiving. The student’s work is in making
himself believe that "with God all things are
This is easy enough
to state in the abstract, but a little more
difficult when confronted with a problem. For
example: It was necessary for a woman to demonstrate
a large sum of money within a stated time. She knew
she must do something to get a realization
(for realization is manifestation), and demanded a
She was walking
through a department store, when she saw a very
beautiful pink enamel paper cutter. She felt the
"pull" towards it. The thought came. "I haven't a
paper cutter good enough to open letters containing
So she bought the
paper-cutter, which the reasoning mind would have
called an extravagance. When she held it in her
hand, she had a flash of a picture of herself
opening an envelope containing a large cheque, and
in a few weeks, she received the money. The pink
paper cutter was her bridge of active faith.
Many stories are told
of the power of the subconscious when directed in
For example: A man
was spending the night in a farm-house. The windows
of the room had been nailed down, and in the middle
of the night he felt suffocated and made his way in
the dark to the window. He could not open it, so he
smashed the pane with his fist, drew in draughts of
fine fresh air, and had a wonderful night's sleep.
The next morning, he
found he had smashed the glass of a book-case and
the window had remained closed during the whole
night. He had supplied
himself with oxygen, simply by his thought of
When a student starts
out to demonstrate, he should never turn back. "Let
not that man who wavers think that he shall receive
anything of the Lord."
A colored student
once made this wonderful statement, "When I asks the
Father for anything, I puts my foot down, and I
says: Father, I'll take nothing less than I've asked
for, but more!" So man should never compromise:
"Having done all -- Stand." This is sometimes the
most difficult time of demonstrating. The temptation
comes to give up, to turn back, to compromise.
"He also serves who
only stands and waits."
come at the eleventh hour, because man then lets go,
that is, stops reasoning, and Infinite Intelligence
has a chance to work.
"Man's dreary desires
are answered drearily, and his impatient desires,
long delayed or violently fulfilled."
For example: A woman
asked me why it was she was constantly losing or
breaking her glasses.
We found she often
said to herself and others, with vexation, "I wish I
could get rid of my glasses." So her impatient
desire was violently fulfilled. What she should have
demanded was perfect eye-sight, but what she
registered in the subconscious was simply the
impatient desire to be rid of her glasses; so they
were continually being broken or lost.
Two attitudes of mind
cause loss: depreciation, as in the case of the
woman who did not appreciate her husband, or fear
of loss, which makes a picture of loss in the
When a student is
able to let go of his problem (cast his burden) he
will have instantaneous manifestation.
For example: A woman
was out during a very stormy day and her umbrella
was blown inside-out. She was about to make a call
on some people whom she had never met and she did
not wish to make her first appearance with a
dilapidated umbrella. She could not throw it away,
as it did not belong to her. So in desperation, she
exclaimed: "Oh God, you take charge of this
umbrella, I don't know what to do."
A moment later, a
voice behind her said: "Lady, do you want your
umbrella mended?" There stood an umbrella mender.
She replied, "Indeed,
The man mended the
umbrella, while she went into the house to pay her
call, and when she returned, she had a good
umbrella. So there is always an umbrella mender at
hand, on man's pathway, when one puts the umbrella
(or situation) in God's Hands.
One should always
follow a denial with an affirmation.
For example: I was
called on the 'phone, late one night, to treat a man
whom I had never seen. He was apparently very ill. I
made the statement: "I deny this appearance of
disease. It is unreal, therefore cannot register in
his consciousness; this man is a perfect idea in
Divine Mind, pure substance expressing perfection."
The next morning he
was much better, and the following day our attending
to his business.
There is no time or
space, in Divine Mind, therefore the word reaches
instantly its destination and does not "return
void." I have treated patients in Europe and have
found that the result was instantaneous.
I am asked so often
the difference between visualizing and visioning.
Visualizing is a mental process governed by the
reasoning or conscious mind; visioning is a
spiritual process, governed by intuition, or the
superconscious mind. The student should train his
mind to receive these flashes of inspiration, and
work out the "divine pictures," through definite
leads. When a man can say, "I desire only that which
God desires for me," his false desires fade from the
consciousness, and a new set of blue-prints are
given him, by the Master Architect, the God within.
God's plan for each man transcends the limitation of
the reasoning mind, and is always the square of
life, containing health, wealth, love and perfect
self-expression. Many a man is building for himself,
in imagination, a bungalow, when he should be
building a palace.
If a student tries to
force a demonstration (through the reasoning mind),
he brings it to a standstill. "I will hasten it,
saith the Lord." He should act only through
intuition, or definite leads. "Rest in the Lord and
wait patiently. Trust also in him, and he will bring
it to pass."
I have seen the law
work in the most astonishing manner. For example: A
student stated that it was necessary for her to have
a hundred dollars by the following day. It was a
debt of vital importance which had to be met. I
"spoke the word," declaring, Spirit was "never too
late," and that the supply was at hand.
That evening she
‘phoned me of the miracle. She said that the thought
came to her to go to her safety-deposit box at the
bank to examine some papers. She looked over the
papers, and at the bottom of the box, was a new one
hundred dollar-bill. She was astounded, and said she
knew she had never put it there, for she had gone
through the papers many times. It may have been a
materialization, as Jesus Christ materialized the
loaves and fishes. Man will reach the stage where
his "word is made flesh," or materialized,
instantly. "The fields, ripe with the harvest," will
manifest immediately, as in all of the miracles of
There is a tremendous
power alone in the name Jesus Christ. It stands for
Truth Made Manifest. He said, "Whatsoever ye
ask the Father, in my name, he will give it to you."
The power of this
name raises the student into the fourth dimension,
where he is freed from all astral and psychic
influences, and he becomes "unconditioned and
absolute, as God Himself is unconditioned and
I have seen many
healings accomplished by using the words, "In the
name of Jesus Christ."
Christ was both
person and principle; and the Christ within each man
is his Redeemer and Salvation.
The Christ within, is
his own fourth dimensional self, the man made in
God's image and likeness. This is the self which has
never failed, never known sickness or sorrow, was
never born and has never died. It is the
"resurrection and the life" of each man! "No man
cometh to the Father save by the Son," means, that
God, the Universal, working on the plane of the
particular, becomes the Christ in man; and the Holy
Ghost, means God-in-action. So daily, man is
manifesting the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy
Man should make an
art of thinking. The Master Thinker is an artist,
and is careful to paint only the divine designs upon
the canvas of his mind; and he paints these pictures
with masterly strokes of power and decision, having
perfect faith that there is no power to mar their
perfection, and that they shall manifest in his
life, the ideal made real.
All power is given
man (through right thinking) to bring his heaven
upon his earth, and this is the
goal of the "Game of Life."
The simple rules are
fearless faith, nonresistance and love!
May each reader be
now freed from that thing which has held him in
bondage through the ages, standing between him and
his own, and "know the Truth which makes him free"
-- free to fulfill his destiny, to bring into
manifestation the "Divine Design of his life,
Health, Wealth, Love and Perfect Self-Expression."
"Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind."
God is my unfailing
supply, and large sums of money come to me quickly,
under grace, in perfect way.
Every plan my Father
in heaven has not planned, shall be dissolved and
dissipated, and the Divine Idea now comes to pass.
Only that which is
true of God is true of me, for I and the Father are
As I am one with God,
I am one with my good, for God is both the Giver
and the Gift. I cannot separate the Giver
from the gift.
Divine Love now
dissolves and dissipates every wrong condition in my
mind, body and affairs. Divine Love is the most
powerful chemical in the universe, and dissolves
everything which is not of itself!
Divine Love floods my
consciousness with health, and every cell in my body
is filled with light.
(For the Eyesight)
My eyes are God's
eyes, I see with the eyes of spirit. I see clearly
the open way; there are no obstacles on my pathway.
I see clearly the perfect plan.
I am divinely
sensitive to my intuitive leads, and give instant
obedience to Thy will.
(For the Hearing)
My ears are God's
ears, I hear with the ears of spirit. I am
nonresistant and am willing to be led. I hear glad
tidings of great joy.
(For Right Work)
I have a perfect work
In a perfect way;
I give perfect service
For perfect pay.
(For Freedom from all
I cast this burden on
the Christ within, and I go free!