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SERENITY is the child of Love - if you give life to Love, Serenity will live in abundance. This advice is very new, and it is worthy of repetition, for it is a lesson of which we are greatly in need. Some people think that if we give life to Love and Serenity we will be able to accomplish anything. I have read editorials in the great journals in which the writers held that with Serenity one can accomplish any of the great tasks of life, because Serenity is necessary to get things done. This is the truth, no matter who utters it. Serenity always helps one to accomplish anything; it clears the way for accomplishment and attainment.

The motive underlying action and "doing things" is Desire and Interest. If one earnestly desires a thing, they naturally become very much interested in its accomplishment, and are quick to seize upon anything likely to help them to gain the thing they want. More than that, their mind starts up a work on the subconscious plane that brings into the field of consciousness many ideas of value and importance. Desire and Interest are the causes that result in success. It is true that if one's surroundings and environments become tolerable, they are relaxed in calmness to some easiness that will result in bringing  on the desirable conditions and in the acquiring of those more in harmony with their desire. This is realized Desire - the person desires something different from what they have; and when their desire becomes strong enough their entire interest is given to the task, they make a mighty effort, and the change is accomplished. It was Desire that caused the effort. Desire motivates action, "Joy is me," gets up the nerve, to accomplish something. Desire acts. It grows weaker as the persons conditions become tolerable, and finally when they feel the peace so strongly that they can sit and relax, they say, "I will sit - l will allow," and lo! Then Serenity walks in. The person keeps on "allowing" in the best way and their Interest and Attention being given to the task of allowing, they begin to make things stay still. Serenity always accomplishes something.

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So long as Love is around with its "and," "also," "let's," "I'm happy," "I can," "It's perfect," and all the rest of its loving suggestions, you will be able to use your Thought Force to the best advantage. With love in your life, you will have clear sailing, and every inch of thought- sail will catch the wind. Love is a keeper. Onboard with it! (The ship that keeps Love will have my congratulations.)

I advise that you start in to do some of the things which you feel you could do that you would Love to do. Start to work to do these things, affirming Love all the way through, and you will be surprised to see how the changed mental attitude will keep your path clear, and will make things very much easier. Exercises of this kind will develop you wonderfully, and you will be much gratified at the result of a little practice along these lines.

There are many things before you awaiting accomplishment, which you can master by placing Love front and center - accept the command, and boldly assert the "I" and its power. And the best way to build Love is to assert "Love" and start thinking of things you Love. By this plan you will train the mind into new habits of thought, thus creating new positive thoughts which will pull you up, and push you forward. Take the word "Love" with you as your watchword and manifest it in action.

Remember, the only thing is to Love, and - well, do even love Love, for it is a courageous ally, who will stand with you.

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Let your prevailing thought be "I Can and I Will;" think "I Can and I Will;" dream "I Can and I Will;" say "I Can and I Will;" and act "I Can and I Will". Live on the "I Can and I and Will" plane, and before you are aware of it, you will feel the new vibrations manifesting themselves in action; will see them bring results; will be conscious of the new point of view; will realize that your own is coming to you. You will feel better, act better, see better, BE better in every way, after you join the "I Can and I Will" club.

Love is the parent of Serenity, Kindness, Generosity, Peace, Harmony, Content, Success and all the rest. The person who fills themselves with Love will find that the rest of the family has appeared. The only way to be Free is to Love. Sew it in by the roots. I regard the surrender to Love as the first important step to be taken by those who wish to master the application of Thought Force. So long as Love masters you, you are in the best condition to make progress in the realm of Thought, and I must insist that you start to work at once to get this aid. You CAN do it - if you only go about it in earnest. And when you have immersed yourself in what you love, life will seem entirely different to you - you will feel happier, freer, stronger, more positive, and will be more successful in every undertaking of Life.

Start it today, make up your mind that this member must STAY - do compromise matters with it, insist upon an absolute surrender on your part. You will find the task easy at first, but each time you surrender it, it will grow stronger, and you will be stronger. Turn on its nourishment - feed it to live - it can live in a thought atmosphere of Loving. So, start to fill your mind with good, strong, Loving thoughts - keep yourself busy thinking of what you Love, and Love will live of its own accord. Love is positive, and you may be sure that the positive will prevail.

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To achieve love, one should hold firmly to the mental attitude of Love. They should think Love, say Love, act Love. They should keep the mental picture of Love before them all the time, until it becomes their normal mental attitude. Hold the ideal firmly before you and you will gradually grow to its attainment - the ideal will become manifest.

Let the word "Love" sink deeply into your mind, and then hold it firmly there until the mind fastens it in place. Think of yourself as being Loving  - see yourself as acting with Love in situations. Realize that there is something to Love - that Serenity and Love always help someone, and always will. Realize that Love frees effort, and promotes activity.

The confident, courageous, expectant, "I Can and I Will" person is a mighty magnet. They attract to themselves just what is needed for their success. Things seem to come their way, and people say they are "lucky." It's all in the Mental Attitude. And the Mental Attitude of the "I Can" or the "I'm in love" person also determines their measure of success. It is clear.  You have but to look about you to realize the truth of what I have said. Did you ever know a successful person who did not have the "I Can and I will" thought strong within them? Why, they will walk with the "I Can" person, who has perhaps even the same ability. The first mental attitude brought to the surface latent qualities, as well as attracted help from outside; whilst the second mental attitude not only attracted "I Can" people and things, but also helped the person's own powers to manifest themselves. I have demonstrated the correctness of these views, and so have many others, and the number of people who know these things is growing every day.

Invest your Thought-Force, use it to advantage. Start attracting to yourself success, happiness, harmony, joy - begin now and send out a current of bright, positive, happy thought.

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THE first thing to do is to begin to "sew in" Love and Serenity. Love-thought is the cause of much happiness and many successes. You have been told this thing over and over again, but it will bear repeating. Love is a habit of mind which has been fastened upon us by positive thought, and to which we may attach ourselves by individual effort and perseverance.

Strong expectancy is a powerful magnet. Those of the strong, confident desire attracts to themselves the things best calculated to aid them - persons, things circumstances, surroundings; if they desire them hopefully, trustfully, confidently, calmly. And, equally true, he who Loves a thing generally manages to start into operation forces which will cause the thing they loved to come upon them. The person who Loves really expects the loved thing, and the eyes of the Law is the same as if they really had wished for or desired it. The Law is operative in both cases - the principle is the same.

The best way to develop the habit of Love is to assume the mental attitude of Love, just as the best way to get light is to let in the light. It is a good use of time to invite a positive thought-habit by recognizing its force and trying to bring it into existence by small efforts. The best, surest, easiest and quickest method is to assume the existence of the positive thought desired; and by constantly dwelling upon the positive thought, manifest it into objective reality.

Therefore, say boldly, "I am full of Love," "I am Loving." You must assert, "There's something to love," which, although in the nature of an acknowledgment, simply affirms the reality of the object of love.

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Perform at least one agreeable task each day during the month. If there is any especially agreeable task which you would like to do, that is the one for you to perform. This is given you to exercise your Will. Anyone can do a pleasant thing cheerfully, and it takes Will to do the pleasant thing cheerfully; and that is how you must do the work. It will prove a most valuable discipline to you. Try it for a month and you will see where "it comes in." If you do this exercise you had better start right here and acknowledge that you do want Will Power, and are motivated to move forward and become a powerhouse.

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Some have given exercises designed to "strengthen" the Will, which exercises really strengthen the Mind so that it is able to draw upon its store of power. They have specifically noted the fact that in autosuggestion is to be found the secret of the development of the mind so that it may become the efficient instrument of the Will.


I AM Using My Will Power

Say these words several times earnestly and positively, immediately after finishing this article. Then repeat them frequently during the day, at least once an hour, and particularly when you meet something that calls for the exercise of Will Power. Also repeat them several times after you retire and settle yourself for sleep. Now, there is nothing in the words unless you back them up with the thought. In fact, the thought is "the whole thing," and the words only pegs upon which to hang the thought. So think of what you are saying, and mean what you say. You must use Faith at the start, and use the words with a confident expectation of the result. Hold the steady thought that you are drawing on your storehouse of Will Power, and before long you will find that thought is taking form in action, and that your Will Power is manifesting itself. You will feel an influx of strength with each repetition of the words. You will find yourself getting things done, forming good habits, and will be surprised at how things are being smoothed out for you.

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Let a person be secure of keeping their life - let a person be secure in keeping a great love - and you will witness a startling exhibition of Will Power from an unexpected source. Let a person's child be treated with kindness, and they will manifest a degree of Courage and Will that sweeps all before it. And the same person will bloom before a loving spouse, and will have the Will to perform a simple task. A child will do all sorts of work if they but consider it play, they will happily cut a little firewood. Strong Will follows strong Desire. If you really want to do a thing very much, you can usually develop the Will Power to accomplish it.

The good thing is that you can begin to really want to do these things, and you can begin to use your Will. You say that you do want to do it, and if you start to think you will see that these are the only things you really want to do. You are willing to pay the price of attainment. Stop a moment and analyze this statement and apply it in your own case, You are mentally active - that's the good thing. Tell me you have enough Will. You have a great storehouse of Will awaiting your use, and you are energized to use it. Now, because you are really in earnest about this matter, get to work and first find out what you really want to do - then start to work and do it. The Will Power is there - you'll find a full supply of that whenever you need it. The thing to do is to get to the point where you will resolve to do. Thats the real test - the resolving. Think of these things a little, and make up your mind whether or not you really want to be sufficiently easy to get to work.

Many excellent essays and books have been written on this subject, all of which agree regarding the greatness of Will Power, the most enthusiastic terms being used; many have something to say about how this power may be used by those who have it, or who possess it in but a huge degree.

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Those who have developed their mind so that it will allow the Will Power to manifest through it, have opened up wonderful possibilities for themselves. Not only have they found a great power at their command, but they are able to bring into play, and use, faculties, talents and abilities of whose existence they have not dreamed. This secret of the Will is the magic key which opens all doors.

The late Donald G. Mitchell once wrote: "Resolve is what makes a person manifest; strong resolve, and crude determination; accurate purpose - and that strong and indefatigable will which brings in ease and safety, as a child treads down the heaving frost-lands of winter; which kindles their eye and brain with a proud pulse-beat toward the unattainable. Will makes people giants."

Many of us feel that if we would but exert our Will, we might accomplish wonders. Some do seem to want to take the trouble - at any rate; they do get to the actual willing point. They start right away, and talk specifically of "now," and that now has come.

We instinctively feel the power of the Will, and we have enough energy to exercise it, and steer towards our goals, perhaps some friendly circumstance arises, some helpful person appears in our path, or some kindly desire stirs us into action, in either of which cases we are compelled to assert our Will and thus begin to accomplish something.

The good thing with some of us is that we do want to do the thing enough to make us exert our Will Power. We do want to hard enough. We are mentally active and of strong Desire. If you do not like the word Desire substitute for it the word "Aspiration." (Some people call the lower impulses Desires, and the higher, Aspirations - it's all a matter of words, take your choice.) That is the good thing.

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WHILE psychologists may differ in their theories regarding the nature of the Will, all affirm its existence, and its power. All persons recognize the power of strong Will - all see how it may be used to overcome the greatest obstacles. Some realize that the Will may be developed and strengthened by intelligent practice. They feel that they could accomplish wonders if they had a strong Will, and when attempting to develop it, they spur themselves with reliable satisfaction. They breathe, and do it.

Those who have investigated the subject closely know that Will Power, with all its latent possibilities and mighty powers, may be developed, disciplined, controlled and directed, just as may be any other of Nature's forces. You may entertain any theory about the nature of the Will, and you will still obtain the results if you practice intelligently.

Personally, I have a somewhat odd theory about the Will. I believe that everyone has, potentially, a strong Will, and that all they have to do is to train their mind to make use of it. I think that in the higher regions of the mind of everyone has a great store of Will Power awaiting their use. The Will current is running along the psychic wires, and all that it is necessary to do is to raise the mental trolley-pole and bring down the power for your use. And the supply is unlimited, for your little storage battery is connected with the great powerhouse of the Universal Will Power, and the power is inexhaustible. Your Will is just there it is your Mind that needs training. The mind is the instrument and the supply of Will Power is proportionate to the fineness of the instrument through which it manifests. Accept this theory if you like it. But, this lesson will fit any theory as well as mine.

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They are worthy of you, and can teach you your proper place. Allow these higher things to become you - they should be you. You must stay on this plane, and the only way to do so is to join with these phases of thought which have been "leading things" to suit the best for all. You may not find it easy at the start, keep at it and you will have that satisfaction which comes only from joining the higher parts of our nature. Now is the time to free yourselves. If you will follow these exercises faithfully you will be a different being by the end of the year, and will look back with a smile to your former condition. It takes work. This is a task for earnest adults, Will YOU make the effort?

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I AM Asserting the Mastery of My Real Self

Repeat these words earnestly and positively during the day at least once an hour, and particularly when you are confronted with conditions which repel you to follow the course dictated by the Real Self. In the moment of certainty and action say these words earnestly, and your way will be made clear to you. Repeat them several times after you retire and settle yourself to sleep. But be sure to back up the words with the thought inspiring them. Form the mental image of the Real Self asserting its mastery over the lower planes of your mind - see the Ruler on their Throne. You will become conscious of an influx of new thought, and things which have seemed not easy for you will suddenly become much easier. You will feel that you have yourself well in hand, and that YOU are the master. The thought you are holding will manifest itself in action, and you will steadily grow to become that which you have in mind.


Fix the mind firmly on the higher Self and draw inspiration from it when you do not feel led to the promptings of the higher part of your nature. When you are tempted to not relax into Calm - assert the "I," and your voice will drop. Calm is worthy of the developed Self. When you feel not peaceful and serene, remember what you are, and stay with your feeling. When you do not feel Courageous, remember that the Real Self loves everything, and assert Courage. When you do not feel Generosity inciting, think of your higher nature, and laugh. And so on, asserting the Real Self and allowing the things on the higher plane of mentality to guide you.

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Just so long as we allow the higher portions of the self to give orders, we are masters. It is only when the "I" mounts their throne and lifts the scepter, that order is established and things assume their proper relation to each other.

We praise those who are swayed by their higher selves - they are in a higher grade of evolution, and will work up even further in time. We are calling the attention of those who are ready, to the fact that the Sovereign must assert their will, and that the subjects must obey. Orders must be given and carried out. Compliance must be raised up, and the rightful authority insisted upon. And the time to do it is Now.

You can request that your compliant subjects keep the King on their throne. You can have the mental kingdom be governed by responsible faculties. You can be the master of Desire, Worthy Thoughts, Love and Positiveness. The Will can be put foremost and High Desire can maintain the throne. You can have order in the mental kingdom. You are able to assert the mastery over any emotion, appetite, love or class of thoughts by the assertion of the Will. You can order Love to go to the front; Generosity to come into your presence; Kindness to enter into your sight; Calm to show itself; Serenity to begin visiting you; Controlled Desire and Love to raise their heads in confidence and to become noble masters - all by the assertion of the "I." You may surround yourself with the glorious company of Courage, Love and Self-Control, by the same means. You may raise up the compliance and secure peace and order in your mental kingdom if you will but utter the mandate and insist upon its execution. Before you march forth to empire, you must establish the proper internal condition - must show your ability to govern your own kingdom. The first operation is the giving of the Real Self by the lesser self.

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HUMANITY can build up their mind and make it what they will. In fact, we are mind-building every hour of our lives, either consciously or unconsciously. Some of us are doing the work consciously, and those who have seen a little below the surface of things have taken the matter in hand and have become conscious creators of their own mentality. They have become masters of themselves. They assert the "I," and compel obedience from the subordinate mental faculties. The "I" is the sovereign of the mind, and what we call WILL is the instrument of the "I." Of course, there is something back of this, and the Universal Will is higher than the Will of the Individual, but the latter is in much closer touch with the Universal Will than is generally supposed, and when one conquers the lower self, and asserts the "I," they become in close touch with the Universal Will and partake largely of its wonderful power. The moment one asserts the "I," and "finds themself," they establish a close connection between the Individual Will and the Universal Will. But before they are able to avail themselves of the mighty power at their command, they must first effect the Mastery of the lower self.

Think of the reasonableness of Humanity claiming to manifest powers, when they are the master of the lower parts of their mental being, which is subordinate. Think of a person being the master of their moods, passions, animal appetites and lower faculties, and at the same time claiming the benefits of the Will. Now, I am teaching the middle way, which seems to me to be a talk of strength. I am speaking of Self-Mastery - the assertion of the "I" over the subordinate parts of oneself. In the higher view of the subject, this "I" is the only real Self, and the rest is the non-self; but our space does not permit the discussion of this point, and we will use the word "self" as meaning the entire person. Before a person can assert the "I" in its full strength they must obtain the complete mastery of the subordinate parts of the self. All things are good when we learn to master them.

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They appreciate their Passive mental functions, and make good use of them also, charges them with the duties for which they are best fitted, and is able to obtain wonderful results from their work, having mastered them and trained them to do the bidding of the Higher Self. When they do their work properly they free them, and their knowledge allows them to guide them intelligently, and thereby doing themselves good. They develop the faculties and powers within them and learn how to manifest them along the line of Active mentation as well as Passive. They know that the real person within them is the master to whom both Active and Passive functions are but tools. They have invited Love, and enjoy Freedom. They have found themselves. THEY HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF THE I AM.

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This law of evolution is still in progress, and humanity is beginning to develop new powers of mind, which, of course, are first manifesting themselves along the lines of Passive effort. Some people have developed these new faculties to a considerable degree, and it is possible that before long Humanity will be able to exercise them along the line of their Active functions. In fact, this power has already been attained by a few. This is the secret of the Oriental occultists, and of some of their Occidental brethren.

The amenability of the mind to the will can be increased by properly directed practice. That which we are in the habit of referring to as the "strengthening of the Will" is in reality the training of the mind to recognize and absorb the Power Within. The Will is strong enough, but the mind needs to be trained to receive and act upon the suggestions of the Will. The Will is the outward manifestation of the I AM. The Will current is flowing in full strength along the spiritual wires; but you must learn how to raise the trolley-pole to touch it before the mental car will move. This is a somewhat different idea from that which you have been in the habit of receiving from writers on the subject of Will Power, but it is correct, as you will demonstrate to your own satisfaction if you will follow up the subject by experiments along the proper lines.

The attraction of THE ABSOLUTE is drawing humanity  upward, and the vibratory force of the Primal Impulse continues. The time of evolutionary development has come when people can help themselves. The person who understands the Law can accomplish wonders by means of the development of the powers of the mind; whilst the person who faces the truth will benefit from their knowledge of the Law.

Those who understand the law of their mental being, develops their powers and uses them intelligently.

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Humanity, the highest type of life yet produced, at least upon this planet, shows the highest form of Passive mentation, and also a much higher development of Active mentation than is seen in the lower animals, and yet the degrees of that power vary widely among people. Among people the different degrees of Active mentation are plainly noticeable; these degrees not depending by any means upon the amount of "culture," social position or educational advantages possessed by the individual: Mental Culture and Mental Development are two very different things.

You have but to look around you to see the different stages of the development of Active mentation in humanity. The reasoning of some people is Active mentation, exhibiting a lot of the qualities of volitional thought. They prefer to think for themselves. Active mentation invigorates them and they find the deliberate, conscious, Active mental process much easier. Their minds work along the lines of some resistance. They are more than human.

Among the higher types of people Active mentation is released upon the grosser and finer faculties - the material and mental plane; the higher mental faculties working along the deliberate, conscious lines of the Active function.

As the lower forms of life progressed in the evolutionary scale, they developed new faculties which were latent within them. These faculties always manifested in the form of rudimentary Passive functioning, and afterwards worked up through higher Passive forms, until the Active functions were brought into play. The evolutionary process still continues, the invariable tendency being toward the goal of highly developed Active mentation. This evolutionary progress is caused by the vibratory impulse imparted by the Primal Cause, aided by the uplifting attraction of THE ABSOLUTE.

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There is in Nature an instinctive tendency of living organisms to perform certain actions, the tendency of an organized body to seek that which satisfies the wants of its organism. This tendency is sometimes called Appetency. It is really a Passive mental impulse, originating with the impetus imparted by the Primal Cause, and transmitted along the lines of evolutionary development, gaining strength and power as it progresses. The impulse of the Primal Cause is assisted by the powerful upward attraction exerted by THE ABSOLUTE.

In plant life this tendency is plainly discernible, ranging from the lesser exhibitions in the lower types to the greater in the higher types. It is that which is generally spoken of as the "life-force" in plants. It is, however, a manifestation of rudimentary mentation, functioning along the lines of Passive effort. In some of the higher forms of plant life there appears a faint color of independent "life action" - a faint indication of choice, of volition. Writers on plant life relate many remarkable instances of this phenomenon. It is, undoubtedly, an exhibition of rudimentary Active mentation.

In the lower animal kingdom a very high degree of Passive mental effort is found. And, varying in degree in the several families and species, a considerable amount of Active mentation is apparent. The lower animal undoubtedly possesses Reason only in a lesser degree than humans, and, in fact, the display of volitional mentation exhibited by an intelligent animal is often nearly as high as that shown by the lower types of people or by a young child.

As a child, before birth, shows in its body the stages of the physical evolution of humanity, so does a child, before and after birth - until maturity - manifest the stages of the mental evolution of humanity.

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The Active function creates, changes or destroys. The Passive function carries on the work given it by the Active function and obeys orders and suggestions.

The Active function produces the thought-habit, or motion-habit, and imparts to it the vibrations, which carry it on along the Passive lines thereafter. The Active function also has the power to send forth vibrations which neutralize the momentum of the thought-habit, or motion-habit; it also is able to launch a new thought-habit, or motion-habit, with stronger vibrations, which overcomes and absorbs the first thought, or motion, and substitutes the new one.

All thought-impulses, or motion-impulses, once started on their errands, continue to vibrate along passive lines until corrected or terminated by subsequent impulses imparted by the Active function, or other controlling power. The continuance of the original impulse adds momentum and force to it, and renders its correction or termination more difficult. This explains that which is called "the force of habit." I think that this will be readily understood by those who have struggled to overcome a habit which had been easily acquired. The Law applies to good habits as well as the not so good. The moral is obvious.

Several of the faculties of the mind often combine to produce a single manifestation. A task to be performed may call for the combined exercise of several faculties, some of which may manifest by Active effort and others by Passive effort.

The meeting of new conditions - new situations - calls for the exercise of Active effort; whilst a familiar situation, or task, can be easily handled by the Passive effort without the assistance of the more enterprising sibling.

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HUMANITY has but one mind, but we have many mental faculties, each faculty being capable of functioning along two different lines of mental effort. The faculties shade into each other as do the colors of the spectrum.

An Active effort of any faculty of the mind is the result of a direct impulse imparted at the time of the effort. A Passive effort of any faculty of the mind is the result of either a preceding Active effort of the same mind; an Active effort of another along the lines of suggestion; Thought Vibrations from the mind of another; Thought impulses from an ancestor, transmitted by the laws of heredity (including impulses transmitted from generation to generation from the time of the original vibratory impulse imparted by the Primal Cause -which impulses gradually unfold, and unsheathe, when the proper state of evolutionary development is reached).

The Active effort is new-born - fresh from the mint, whilst the Passive effort is of less recent creation, and, in fact, is often the result of vibratory impulses imparted in ages long past. The Active effort makes its own way, starting a possible new path. The Passive effort travels along the beaten path.

A thought-impulse, or motion-impulse, originally caused by an Active effort of faculty, may become by continued repetition, or habit, strictly automatic, the impulse given it by the repeated Active effort developing a strong momentum, which carries it on, along Passive lines, until stopped by another Active effort or its direction changed by the same cause.

On the other hand, thought-impulses, or motion-impulses, continued along Passive lines may be terminated or corrected by an Active effort.

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Keep yourself in a comfortable key, with a little effort, and have the means at command whereby you can raise the pitch at once when occasion demands. By this knowledge you will be in control of the new deliberate action of the mind, and have it well under your own control.

Development of the will is very much like the development of a muscle - a matter of practice and gradual improvement. At first it is apt to be not invigorating, but at each trial one grows stronger until the new strength becomes real and permanent. Many of us have made ourselves positive under sudden calls or emergencies. We are in the habit of "bracing up" when occasion demands. But by intelligent practice you will be so much strengthened that your habitual state will be equal to your "bracing up" stage now, and then when you find it necessary to apply the spur you will be able to reach a stage not dreamed of at present.

Understand me as advocating a medium positive projection continuously. This is desirable, because it is apt to be just enough of a strain upon you and also because you will find it desirable to relieve the tension at times and become positive receptive that you may absorb positive impressions. It is well to be able to relax and assume a certain degree of positive receptiveness, knowing that you are always able to spring back to the positive projective state at will. The habitually medium positive projective person maintains much enjoyment and recreation. Positive projective, you give out positive expressions; positive receptive, you take in positive impressions. Positive projective, you are a teacher; positive receptive, a pupil. It is not only a good thing to be a good teacher, but it is also very important to be a good listener at times.

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This is one of the secrets of the affirmations and auto-suggestions used by several schools of Mental Science and other New Thought groups. There is no particular merit in affirmations of themselves, but they serve a twofold purpose: (1) They tend to establish new mental attitudes within us and act wonderfully in the direction of character- building - the science of making ourselves over. (2) They tend to raise the mental keynote so that we may get the benefit of the positive thought waves of others on the same plane of thought.

Whether or not we believe in them, we are constantly making affirmations. The person who asserts that they can and will do a thing - and asserts it earnestly -develops in themselves the qualities conducive to the well doing of that thing, and at the same time places their mind in the proper key to receive all the thought waves likely to help them in the doing. If one says and feels that they are going to succeed, they will breathe life into the thoughts coming from their own subconscious mentality which are intended to help them, and at the same time will place themselves in tune with the Success-thought of the world - and there is some of that kind of thought around, I can tell you.

Allow yourselves to only be affected by the favorable and positive thoughts of those around you. Rise to the upper chambers of your mental dwelling, and key yourself up to a strong pitch, towards the vibrations on the higher planes of thought. Then you will be only affected by their positive vibrations and will be in touch with the great body of strong positive thought coming from those of your own plane of development. My aim will be to direct and train you in the proper use of thought and will, that you may have yourself well in hand and may be able to strike the positive key at any moment you may feel it necessary.

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The one with the stronger power of attraction draws the other towards their level of positivity. This process may be unconscious in many cases, but it occurs nevertheless. The adjustment is often automatic, but occasionally the attractions are so well matched - that the matter forces itself into the consciousness of the two people. Sometimes both parties are so much alike in their degrees of attraction that they have no influence on each other, mentally; they are unable to affect each others level of positivity.

We are less positive or more positive to everyone with whom we have relations. We may be more positive to our children, our employees and dependents.

Of course, something may occur and we will suddenly become more positive than the person to whom we have heretofore been not as positive. We frequently see cases of this kind. And as the knowledge of these mental laws becomes more general we will see many more instances of persons asserting themselves and making use of their new found power.

But remember you possess the power to raise the keynote of your mind to a higher positive pitch by an effort of the will. And, of course, it is equally true that you may force yourself to jump into a higher, positive note by carefulness and a strong will.

There are some people on the higher positive planes of thought, and consequently there are some positive thought vibrations in operation in our mental atmosphere. And, happily for us, it only takes 5 positive thoughts to raise our level of positivity, and if by force of will we raise ourselves to a higher mental key we can open up happy thoughts and may take up the vibrations corresponding with our changed mental attitude.

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If we have been encouraged, we may rest assured that we have jumped into a positive key, and have been affected not only by our own thoughts but have also received the added uplifting thoughts of similar character which are constantly being sent out from the minds of other fortunates who have learned the law of attraction in the thought world. And if we occasionally rise to heights of enthusiasm and energy, how quickly we feel the inflow of the courageous, daring, energetic, positive thoughts being sent out by the live people of the world. We recognize this without much trouble when we come in personal contact with people and feel their vibrations. But the same law operates when we are not in their presence, although less strongly.

The mind has many degrees of pitch, ranging from the highest positive note to the no positive note, with many notes in between, varying in pitch according to the amount of positivity.

When your mind is operating along positive lines you feel strong, buoyant, bright, cheerful, happy, confident and courageous, and are enabled to do your work well, to carry out your intentions, and progress on your roads to Success. You send out strong positive thought, which affects others and causes them to co-operate with you or to follow your lead, according to their own mental keynote.

In some persons the positive element seems to predominate. There are, of course, widely varying degrees of positiveness, and B may be less positive to A, while more positive than C. When two people first meet there is generally a silent attraction in which their respective minds test each others power of attraction, and fix their relative position toward each other.

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The person who believes thoroughly in themselves and maintains a positive strong mental attitude of Confidence and Determination is likely to be affected by the beneficial and positive thoughts of Encouragement and Success emanating from the minds of other persons in whom these last qualities predominate. At the same time these positive thoughts, if they reach one whose mental attitude is pitched on a high key, heighten their positive state and add fuel to the fire which is feeding their strength, or, if you prefer this figure, serve to further fan the fire of their energy and activity.

We attract to us the thoughts of others of the same order of thought. The person who thinks success will be apt to get into tune with the minds of others thinking likewise, and they will help the person, and the person them. The person who allows their mind to dwell constantly upon thoughts of success brings themselves into close touch with the minds of other "success" people, and each will tend to push the other up still more. The person who thinks that all is good is apt to see much good, and will be brought into contact with others who will seem to prove their theory. And the person who looks for good in everything and everybody will be likely to attract to themselves the things and people corresponding to their thought. We generally see that for which we look.

You will be able to carry this idea more clearly if you will think of the Marconi wireless instruments, which receive the vibrations only from the sending instrument which has been attuned to the same key, while other telegrams are passing through the air in near vicinity without affecting the instrument. The same law applies to the operations of thought. We receive only that which corresponds to our mental attunement.

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LIKE a stone thrown into the water, thought produces ripples and waves which spread out over the great ocean of thought. There is this difference, however: the waves on the water move only on a level plane in all directions, whereas thought waves move in all directions from a common center, just as do the rays from the sun.

Just as we here on earth are surrounded by a great sea of air, so are we surrounded by a great sea of Mind. Our thought waves move through this vast mental space, extending, however, in all directions, as I have explained, becoming somewhat lessened in intensity according to the distance traversed, because of the friction occasioned by the waves coming in contact with the great body of Mind surrounding us on all sides.

These thought waves have other qualities differing from the waves on the water. They have the property of reproducing themselves; in this respect they resemble sound waves rather than waves upon the water. Just as a note of the violin will cause the thin glass to vibrate and "sing," so will a strong thought tend to awaken similar vibrations in minds attuned to receive it. Many of the "stray thoughts" which come to us are but reflections or answering vibrations to some strong thought sent out by another. But unless our minds are attuned to receive it, the thought will not likely affect us. If we are thinking high and great thoughts, our minds acquire a certain keynote corresponding to the character of the thoughts we have been thinking. And, this keynote once established, we will be apt to catch the vibrations of other minds keyed to the same thought.

We are largely what we have thought ourselves into being, the balance being represented by the character of the suggestions and thought of others, which have reached us either directly by verbal suggestions or telepathically by means of such thought waves. Our general mental attitude, however, determines the character of the thought waves received from others as well as the thoughts emanating from ourselves. We receive only such thoughts as are in harmony with the general mental attitude held by ourselves; the thoughts not in harmony affecting us very little, as the response stays asleep in us.

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The person who is filled with Love sees Love on all sides and attracts the Love of others. The person with love in their heart gets all the Love they can stand. The person who thinks Agreement generally strolls through all the Agreement they want. And so it goes, each gets what they call for over the wireless telegraphy of the Mind. The person who rises in the morning feeling "cheery" usually manages to have the whole family in the same mood before the breakfast is over. The "praising" person generally finds enough to gratify their "praising" propensity during the day.

This matter of Thought Attraction is a serious one. When you stop to think of it you will see that a person really makes their own surroundings, and should claim ownership for it. I have known people who understood this law to hold a positive, calm thought and be absolutely unaffected by the inharmony surrounding them. They were like the vessel from which the oil had been poured on the non calm waters - they rested safely and calmly whilst the not good weather carried on around them. One can control the weather of their Thought after they have learned the workings of the Law.

We have passed through the age of physical force on to the age of intellectual supremacy, and are now entering a new and almost unknown field, that of psychic power. This field has its established laws and we should acquaint ourselves with them and we will be free as the intelligent on the planes of relaxation. I will endeavor to make plain to you the great underlying principles of this new field of energy which is opening up before us, that you may be able to make use of this great power and apply it for legitimate and worthy purposes, just as people are using steam, electricity and other forms of energy today.

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As new instruments are invented, new vibrations are registered by them - and yet the vibrations were just as real before the invention of the instrument as afterward. Supposing that we had no instruments to register magnetism - one might be justified in denying the existence of that mighty force, because it could not be tasted, felt, smelt, heard, seen, weighted or measured. And yet the mighty magnet would still send out waves of force sufficient to draw to it pieces of steel weighing hundreds of pounds.

Each form of vibration requires its own form of instrument for registration. At present the human brain seems to be the only instrument capable of registering thought waves, although occultists say that in this century scientists will invent apparatus sufficiently delicate to catch and register such impressions. And from present indications it looks as if the invention named might be expected at any time. The demand exists and undoubtedly will be soon supplied. But to those who have experimented along the lines of practical telepathy no further proof is required than the results of their own experiments.

We are sending out thoughts of greater or less intensity all the time, and we are reaping the results of such thoughts. Not only do our thought waves influence ourselves and others, but they have a drawing power - they attract to us the thoughts of others, things, circumstances, people, "luck," in accord with the character of the thought uppermost in our minds. Thoughts of Love will attract to us the Love of others; circumstances and surroundings in accord with the thought; people who are of like thought. Thoughts of Joy, Desire, Generosity, Kindness and Gratitude will draw to us the sweet bouquet of kindred thoughts emanating from the minds of others; circumstances in which we will be called upon to manifest these pleasant thoughts and will receive them in turn from others; people who will manifest harmony; and so on. A strong thought or a thought long continued, will make us the center of attraction for the corresponding thought waves of others. Like attracts like in the Thought World - as ye sow so shall ye reap. Birds of a feather flock together in the Thought World - blessings like chickens come home to roost, and bringing their friends with them.

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I cite the above authorities merely to give you food for thought, not to attempt to demonstrate to you the fact that thought vibrations exist. The last-named fact has been fully established to the satisfaction of numerous investigators of the subject, and a little reflection will show you that it coincides with your own experiences.

We often hear repeated the well-known Mental Science statement, "Thoughts are Things," and when we say these words consciously realizing just what is the meaning of the statement. We fully comprehend the truth of the statement and the natural consequences of the truth back of it, we understand many things, and are able to use the wonderful power, Thought Force, just as we use any other manifestation of Energy.

As I have said, when we think we set into motion vibrations of a very high degree, but just as real as the vibrations of light, heat, sound, electricity. And when we understand the laws governing the production and transmission of these vibrations we will be able to use them in our daily life, just as we do the better known forms of energy. That we cannot see, hear, weigh or measure these vibrations is no proof that they do not exist. There exist waves of sound which no human ear can hear, although some of these are undoubtedly registered by the ear of some of the insects, and others are caught by delicate scientific instruments invented by us; yet there is a great gap between the sounds registered by the most delicate instrument and the limit which the human mind, reasoning by analogy, knows to be the boundary line between sound waves and some other forms of vibration. And there are light waves which the human eye does not register, some of which may be detected by more delicate instruments, and many more so fine that the instrument has not yet been invented which will detect them, although improvements are being made every year and the unexplored field gradually lessened.

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These thought vibrations, likewise, cannot be seen, tasted, smelled, heard nor felt in the ordinary way; although it is true there are on record cases of persons peculiarly sensitive to psychic impressions who have perceived powerful thought-waves, and very many of us can testify that we have distinctly felt the thought vibrations of others, both whilst in the presence of the sender and at a distance. Telepathy and its kindred phenomena are not idle dreams.

Light and heat are manifested by vibrations of a far lower intensity than those of Thought, but the difference is solely in the rate of vibration. The annals of science throw an interesting light upon this question. Prof. Elisha Gray, an eminent scientist, says in his little book, "The Miracles of Nature":
"There is much food for speculation in the thought that there exist sound-waves that no human ear can hear, and color-waves of light that no eye can see. The long, dark, soundless space between 40,000 and 400,000,000,000,000 vibrations per second, and the infinity of range beyond 700,000,000,000,000 vibrations per second, where light ceases, in the universe of motion, makes it possible to indulge in speculation."

M. M. Williams, in his work entitled "Short Chapters in Science," says:

"There is no gradation between the most rapid undulations or trembling's that produce our sensation of sound, and the slowest of those which give rise to our sensations of gentlest warmth. There is a huge gap between them, wide enough to include another world of motion, all lying between our world of sound and our world of heat and light; and there is no good reason whatever for supposing that matter is incapable of such intermediate activity, or that such activity may not give rise to intermediate sensations, provided there are organs for taking up and sensifying their movements."

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THE Universe is governed by Law - one great Law. Its manifestations are multiform, but viewed from the Ultimate there is but one Law. We are familiar with some of its manifestations, and have some knowledge of certain others. Still we are learning a little more every day.

We speak learnedly of the Law of Gravitation, and have begun to speak learnedly of that equally wonderful manifestation, THE LAW OF ATTRACTION IN THE THOUGHT WORLD. We are familiar with that wonderful manifestation of Law which draws and holds together the atoms of which matter is composed - we recognize the power of the law that attracts bodies to the earth, that holds the circling worlds in their places, and we have opened our eyes to the mighty law that draws to us the things we desire or think about with strong feeling, that makes our lives.

When we come to see that Thought is a force - a manifestation of energy - having a magnet-like power of attraction, we will begin to understand the why and wherefore of many things. This is the best study that will best repay the student for their time and effort. The study of the workings of this mighty law of the world of Thought - the Law of Attraction.

When we think we send out vibrations of a fine ethereal substance, which are as real as the vibrations manifesting light, heat, electricity, magnetism. That these vibrations are not evident to our five senses is no proof that they do not exist. A powerful magnet will send out vibrations and exert a force sufficient to attract to itself a piece of steel weighing a hundred pounds, but we can neither see, taste, smell, hear nor feel the mighty force.

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I wanted to read a book that was 100% positive so I decided to take books that are in the public domain and revise them to be thoroughly positive. Thought Vibration is a personal development book by William Walker Atkinson (1862-1932) that was originally published in 1906.

Darren J. McLeod
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