So when you know what you want, construct a scene which would imply that you have it.
Enter the scene by touching the articles there, listening to the sounds that may be heard,seeing with your spiritual eye, and smelling its odor with your spiritual nose. Bring all of your senses to bear upon the scene implying the fulfillment of your dream. After you have done it persist in the awareness that your desire is already a fact, for the present moment does not recede into the past, but advances into the future to confront you. You will walk into your future and confront the fulfillment of your desire, which began as a dream. You may think your yesterdays are in the past, but God knows you will meet them in the future, for your future is always confronting you and bringing in the harvest of what you are doing now. “Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart that what he has said will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you desire, when you pray believe you have received it and you will.” Mark 11. Here is an imaginary act which has no support in fact. The tree was not withered at the time it was cursed, but when they returned the next day, the imaginal act had been executed. So you see this law is not limited to being constructive only. It can be used for good, bad or indifferent purposes, for there are no limitations placed on the possibilities of prayer.
Now, when you pray you must immerse yourself in the feeling of the wish fulfilled, for the word “pray” means, “Motion towards; accession to; at or in the vicinity of.” Point yourself towards the wish fulfilled and accept that invisible state as reality. Then go your way knowing the desire is now yours. You did it, and you will not be surprised when it comes to pass. When you first practice this technique you will be surprised when it happens, but when you learn how to completely accept the state assumed, you will know you do not have to do a thing to make it come to pass, as the assumption contains its own plan of fulfillment. You will know that this world is imaginal and that an assumption, with no external object to support its truth, will harden into fact when its truth is persisted in. If an imaginal act produces an external fact to support it, then is not this world essentially imagined? If you dare to assume what your reason and senses deny, and walk faithful to your assumption, believing in its reality, and its corresponding effect is produced, can this seemingly solid, real world be anything other than imaginal? Everything is imagined, for you are God, all imagination! God exists in you and you in Him.
You can have them all if you are willing to assume they are already yours. And, in spite of the evidence of your senses and the contradiction of your reason, if you walk and sleep in your assumption, it will harden into fact. And after you have experienced them, you will depart, leaving them all behind.
A newspaperman related to me that our great scientist, Robert Millikan, once told him that he had set a goal
for himself at an early age when he was still very poor and unproven in the great work he was to do in the
future. He condensed his dream of greatness and security into a simple statement, which statement, implied
that his dream of greatness and security was already realized. Then he repeated the statement over and over
again to himself until the idea of greatness and security filled his mind and crowded all other ideas out of his
consciousness. These may not have been the words of Dr. Millikan but they are those given to me and I
quote, “I have a lavish, steady, dependable income, consistent with integrity and mutual benefit.” As I have
said repeatedly, everything depends upon our attitude towards ourselves. That which we will not affirm as
true of ourselves cannot develop in our life. Dr. Millikan wrote his dream of greatness and security in the first
person, present tense. He did not say, “I will be great; I will be secure,” for that would have implied that he
was not great and secure. Instead, he made his future dream a present fact. “I have,” said he, “a lavish,
steady, dependable income, consistent with integrity and mutual benefit.”
The future dreammust become a present fact in the mind of him who seeks to realize it. We must experience
in imagination what we would experience in reality in the event we achieved our goal, for the soul imagining
itself into a situation takes on the results of that imaginary act. If it does not imagine itself into a situation, it is ever free of the result.
It is the purpose of this teaching to lift us to a higher state of consciousness, to stir the highest in us to
confidence and self-assertion, for that which stirs the highest in us is our teacher and healer. The very first
word of correction or cure is always, “Arise.” If we are to understand the reason for this constant command
of the Bible to “arise,” we must recognize that the universe understood internally is an infinite series of levels
and man is what he is according to where he is in that series. As we are lifted up in consciousness, our world.To change the present state we, like Dr. Millikan, must rise to a higher level of consciousness. This rise is accomplished by affirming that we are already that which we want to be; by assuming the feeling of the wish fulfilled. The drama of life is a psychological one which we bring to pass by our attitudes rather than by our acts. There is no escape from our present predicament except by a radical psychological transformation.
Everything depends upon our attitude towards ourselves. That which we will not affirm as true of ourselves
will not develop in our lives.
reshapes itself in harmony with the level to which we are lifted. He who rises fromhis prayer a better man, his
prayer has been granted.
“Are You At A High Vibration?”
Of course, people experience limitation in their life, not because they are limited, but because they were told they were from birth and they believed it.
You were designed for success, engineered for achievement, but programmed for failure. Your current struggles and limitations are not your fault, but they are your responsibility and changing them is within your control. You deserve to be and can be a millionaire because wealth is your birthright. Let me explain what this means and how it works by giving you five fundamentals of life.
1. We live in a friendly universe. This earth and life are designed to bring us happiness, joy, wealth and every other good thing that we enjoy, so that we can be happy, fulfilled, and productive during the time we have here on this earth. Life is designed to work through principles and laws. The reason for this is so we can predict, create, and control our life, future, and destiny with 100% accuracy.
There are no guessing games in life. Everything in life is a byproduct of cause and effect. There is an understandable and measurable reason for everything that happens to us in life, good or bad. There are no mysteries to life. There are no freak accidents, no chances of good or bad luck. It is all based on accurate laws, the same as gravity.
SLEEP, the life that occupies one-third of our stay on earth, is the natural door into the subconscious. So it is with sleep that we are now concerned. The conscious two thirds of our life on earth is measured by the degree of attention we give sleep. Our understanding of and delight in what sleep has to bestow will cause us, night after night, to set out for it as though we were keeping an appointment with a lover. “In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumbering upon the bed; then he openeth the ears of men and sealeth their instruction.” Job 33. It is in sleep and in prayer, a state akin to sleep, that man enters the subconscious to make his impressions and receive his instructions. In these states the conscious and subconscious are creatively joined. The male and female become one flesh. Sleep is the time when the male or conscious mind turns from the world of sense to seek its lover or subconscious self. The subconscious-unlike the woman of the world who marries her husband to change him-has no desire to change the conscious, waking state, but loves it as it is and faithfully reproduces its likeness in the outer world of form. The conditions and events of your life are your children formed from the molds of your subconscious impressions in sleep. They are made in the image and likeness of your innermost feeling that they may reveal you to yourself. “As in heaven so on earth.” As in the subconscious so on earth. Whatever you have in consciousness as you go to sleep is the measure of your expression in the wakingtwo-thirds of your life on earth. Nothing stops you from realizing your objective save your failure to feel that you are already that which you wish to be, or that you are already in possession of the thing sought. Your subconscious gives form to your desires only when you feel your wish fulfilled. The unconsciousness of sleep is the normal state of the subconscious. Because all things come from within yourself, and your conception of yourself determines that which comes, you should always feel the wish fulfilled before you drop off to sleep. You never draw out of the deep of yourself that which you want; you always draw that which you are, and you are that which you feel yourself to be as well as that which you feel as true of others.
This being my last Sunday for a year, I wish to leave no doubt in your mind ofwhat I tried to tell you in the
last nineteen lectures. So I am going to ask a question which you can silently answer yourself. Have you lived
this life of yours in such a way that you desire to live it again? Well, if you haven’t, you’d better listen very
carefully to what I will say this morning, if you have not already started, for may I tell you the next life is this
life. When the eye is opened you will see it, that man unless he awakes and changes the tracks of this life he
walks themforever. So if you have not lived this life in such a way that you really desire to live it again, you
start now to interfere with these tracks and laying new tracks.
Let me give you just one simple little vision; these are all true visions of the speaker. Lying on my bed,
suddenly the eye opened, the inner eye opened, and I saw a man casually dressed in working clothes walking
the sidewalks of a major city. As he came to a hole that was open to receive coal, in fact the coal had just
been delivered, he dropped something from his hand and bending down instead of picking up the thing
dropped, he picked up huge hunks of coal that were scattered around the hole, and then my vision relaxed.
When I re-concentrated the vision it was on the early part of that scene of the man walking down the
sidewalk. He came to the manhole, he dropped, as he had in the previous state, bending down he picked up
the coal as he had done before. Everything was in detail. As I saw it for the second time, I said “Now that
scene hasn’t changed one iota.”My attention again relaxed; when I re-concentrated it, it was on the early part
of the scene. Now I could prophesy for that man; I knew exactly what he would do every moment of time
right up to that manhole; that he would drop his package and not pick it up but pick up the coal. I knew he
would look into that manhole and then change his mind either because someone below saw himpick it up and
he didn’t want the consequences of his action or else he had a change of heart, but I knew in detail what that
man would do.
THE world, and all within it, is man’s conditioned consciousness objectified. Consciousness is the cause as well as the substance of the entire world. So it is to consciousness that we must turn if we would discover the secret of creation. Knowledge of the law of consciousness and the method of operating this law will enable you to accomplish all you desire in life. Armed with a working knowledge of this law, you can build and maintain an ideal world. Consciousness is the one and only reality, not figuratively but actually. This reality may for the sake of clarity be likened unto a stream which is divided into two parts, the conscious and the subconscious. In order to intelligently operate the law of consciousness it is necessary to understand the relationship between the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious is personal and selective; the subconscious is impersonal and nonselective. The conscious is the realm of effect; the subconscious is the realm of cause. These two aspects are the male and female divisions of consciousness. The conscious is male; the subconscious is female. The conscious generates ideas and impresses these ideas on the subconscious; the subconscious receives ideas and gives form and expression to them. By this law-first conceiving an idea and then impressing the idea conceived on the subconscious-all things evolve out of consciousness; and without this sequence there is not anything made that is made. The conscious impresses the subconscious while the subconscious expresses all that is impressed upon it. The subconscious does not originate ideas but accepts as true those which the conscious mind feels to be true and in a way known only to itself objectifies the accepted ideas. Therefore, through his power to imagine and feel and his freedom to choose the idea he will entertain, man has control over creation. Control of the subconscious is accomplished through control of your ideas and feelings.
Write down on paper in order of their importance the things and conditions you really want. Do not be afraid of wanting too much. Go the limit in writing down your wants. Change the list daily, adding to or taking from it until you have it about right. Do not be discouraged on account of changes, as this is natural. There will always be changes and additions with accomplishments and increasing desires.
Three Positive Rules Of Accomplishment
1. Read the list of what you want three times a day: morning, noon and night.
2.Think of what you want as often as possible.
3. Do not talk to any one about your plan except to the Great Power within you which will unfold to your Objective Mind the method of accomplishment.
It is obvious you cannot acquire faith at the start. Some of your desires, from all practical reasoning, may seem positively unattainable, but, nevertheless, write them down on your list in their importance to you.
There is no need to analyze how this Power within you Is going to accomplish your desires. Such a procedure is as unnecessary as trying to figure out why a grain of corn placed in fertile soil shoots up a green stalk, blossoms and produces an ear of corn containing hundreds of grains, each capable of doing what the one grain did. If you will follow this definite plan and carry out the three simple rules, the method of accomplishment will unfold quite as mysteriously as the ear of corn appears on the stalk, and in most cases much sooner than your expect.