Strategies of Spiritual Growth
Are you willing
to have a better life. Are you tired and ready for improvement. Then,
you must find
a way to achieve a higher harmony with the world, yourself, and your
Higher Power. Once you have
cleared a path for a new life through atonement and attunement, you
become ready to engage the
journey of life with a new awareness, strength, and energy.
After you have reshaped the cornerstone of your life, then you must be
ready to learn the spiritual
strategies of abundant life. The activity of life usually involves doing
things efficiently and
effectively. If you can complete one task at a time and finish it, you
will always move forward.
Because over time, you will pile up tiny successes into a richer and
fuller life, one day at a time. How
do you achieve little tasks? You think the thought, your thought turns
to desire, your desire
becomes a plan, you make a blueprint, you familiarize yourself with what
it takes to accomplish the
plan, and you begin to implement the plan with a vision of purpose and
Each task or plan must be done. We must become proactive and complete
these tiny tasks. We
must pick up the phone, get out of the house, build that relationship,
and so on. If the task is not
fulfilled, then we were protected for a bad situation, and we have
something better on the way.
As we have entered into the next level or phase of spirituality, we do
not want to enter relationships
where both parties do not benefit. We can always work and live in
situations where we can give and
receive. Remember, what you do or sell may be of great benefit to others
and never devalue it. If it
is too competitive and stressful, you may seek out a better way to
achieve your aspirations.
Your Higher Power is the source of all of your good that flows within
you and you do not need to
tell others of your spiritual path and learning of spiritual laws.
Believe that God will fulfill all of your needs with prosperity and do
not limit or resist God and the
spirit within you. Seek daily to improve your connection with the spirit
within using gratitude
toward it. Your gratitude toward your inner and outer Higher Power will
flow back to you in great
Make sure that your desire is something that you are willing to focus
upon and do what it takes to
achieve. You must be creative and not just competitive. Mentally
visualize your possibilities in the
highest form. See as vivid as possible on a daily basis how your true
aspirations will take shape.
Feel in your heart and mind that they are happening and even already
Develop clarity and a specific desire. Mentally define in your minds
eye and on paper what your
desire looks like, the images, colors and sounds of the end result, when
it will happen, and feel as
though you have it now. Imagine yourself enjoying the complete result.
Thoughts will transform
into real things with the proper desire, faith, gratitude, and spiritual
nature. Also, spend time
imagining who you intend to become and your characteristics including
Seek advice and counsel of those who will encourage you. This will
allow you to hone your ideas
and act as a guide to your decisions.
Limit or remove the unhealthy choices in your life and detach from
greed, lust, anger, resentment,
blame, frustration, ego etc. and work to purge all negativity from you
mind. Mentally exercise and
change your thinking through gratitude, love consciousness, a thankful
heart, and acceptance.
Surrender control of the people, places, things, outcomes, and
expectations. You are not trying to
force any specific outcome… it will unfold for you. Don’t forget that
you should not give others
free rent in your mind. The world is waiting for us to become what we
are supposed to be, and we
have to allow it to happen.
You must be specific about your goals and objects but detach from
absolute results while turning
your objectives over to the universe. But, you must condition the mind
to cooperate with divine
direction and guidance.
Realize that it is your divine right to be rich in life, love, health,
joy, and success and your highest
desires can manifest in the present as long as you are willing to
receive it and believe that it is
Realize that wealth, success, joy, and health are yours for the
asking. Open you mind to it and be
willing to accept the best in all of these categories. It is right for
you to expect the best combination
of mind, body, and spiritual development
We are spiritual bodies living in a human world. Therefore, we must
abide by spiritual laws and
grow at that level over time. If we continually deny our spiritual
nature, we may remain in conflict
with ourselves by resisting the inner source of peace, harmony, and
Continue to surround yourself with those seeking spiritual growth.
Continue to refresh and rebuild
your mind through exercises of steps. Continue to seek counsel,
companionship, and conversation
with spirit minded individuals. The reason you do this is that the
insight form others is flowing
from divine sources. The insight is from people who are operating from a
similar spiritual plane as
Visualize your life and aspirations with completeness, finality,
faith, and wholeness.
Renew your focus mentally each day and remain grateful and accepting
of the best for you. The
biggest limitation to you is your state of mind. Keep it conditioned for
success, peace, and
Before you can have desire you must think. Your thinking is important
because it is what ties you to
the world. Your actions and creativity is based on thought. How do you
think? Are you strictly
impulsive? The question here is do you use exercises to induce thinking?
Do you allow harmony
with higher self to facilitate intuitive thinking. There are several
ways to do this but we must focus
on several issues. First, we need time in silence and time for silence
of mind. These moments free
up the reception of thought from the other parts of your mind. Thus, you
can receive that divine
thinking that is precious and positive in your life. This is a form of
meditation. Moreover, these
times of thoughtful review are most fruitful when your state of mind is
free of resentment, judging,
and anxiety. To enter this phase when you are not in a good state of
mind, you can either sit down
and take a few deep breaths or do some exercises and then you can lie
down and rest.
You will become more conscious of your actions toward yourself and
others. Over time, you will
be more concerned about what you say or do to others. You can become
more skillful in what you
say and more tactful in the ways that you act. All of this will be in
line with doing the right thing and
good orderly direction. Self respect is built in this process. Further,
you will be attracting good
action toward you by others. This is in line with the golden rule and if
we act in an excellent way to
others, we will be treated this way over time.
Remember to act in harmlessness. Act in harmony with the world. You
can enter a state of mind
that the world is helping you and you are cooperating with it. Accept
responsibility for your actions.
Continue to move forward with your ideas, work, relationships and
endeavors. You do not need to
coerce anyone to do anything.
You can prepare, plan, think intuitively, and relate what you want to
the universe through a grateful
heart and action. You do not need to be adversely effected by others.
You should accept the
situation and keep moving ahead with your spiritual path. When you are
in the flow of life, you can
work in an effortless fashion and get many things completed in a
Throughout all of this, you are finding your highest self and tuning
into the spiritual power that you
have neglected. You are awakening your spirit, mind, body, and soul. You
are developing a
renewed faith and gratitude for life. Your goals include finding out
your true talents and skills. You
may find that you have hidden talents with music, writing, analysis,
teaching, etc. Overall, your
career, spiritual life, and talents will be found at a new and deeper
level because it is part of the
spiritual path to success. As we have mentioned before, all of us have a
purpose. Your purpose can
be found and developed through journaling, discussing your aspirations
with others, and working to
improve your life and connection with the spirit.
Don’t fall back into to the ego. Your self seeking will change into a
new type of self seeking that is
good for all. You will find that you are pleased with your new self
honesty, and this honesty allows
you to improve your life and have greater direction. Try and purge the
blaming frame of mind.
Remember, “Life is very fair because life can be unfair to everybody”
Giving of service and love is a huge concept. I think some
relationships can last forever if you
always give more than you receive without expectation of a payback.
Naturally, this works best
when the other person in the relationship has some awareness of how much
you do to support and
love them. It does not take fancy gifts to impress people. I have always
appreciated a handwritten
card over a small gift. Or, if you visit somebody you care about, you
can bring them a small gift
such as a book, some candy, or a flower
Freeing yourself from the bondage of the world is another positive
exercise. Sometimes, I refuse to
read the local newspaper so I can avoid the affect of this type of
exposure. I chose what I read
carefully. I chose what I talk about with prudence. This is not avoiding
challenges but merely
limiting toxic exposures from venues that you know are not the
proprietors of spiritual truth.
When you are in tune with the spirit, you will be able to flow with
your intuition that comes from
that great force. Your reasonable desires and goals can manifest in
proper time according to the will
of your higher power.
Here are some steps that most people may find necessary to change, grow
or even heal.
1. A burning desire supported by real facts.
2. Repairing error thought – incorrect human beliefs about self and
3. Writing out or discussing what you really want to do with your life.
4. Humility and a willingness to listen and learn (teach-ability)
5. Ability to rise above the challenges & to forgive self and others
6. An ability to do what it takes to transcend above challenges.
7. A clear comprehension of the benefits of change, the sacrifices
needed to transcend, and the pain
associated lack of change.
8. Moving toward Natural Expression of what your life was meant to be.
Some Related Thoughts:
What is the reality of our situation? Is the situation after we have
begun our abundant path
improving? What is the truth? The truth of the matter is that you are
probably doing 10 times
better than you think. Never let your mind play tricks on you. You are
progressing, and you have
the ability to be a better person.
Right thinking, keeping a pure heart, remaining focused away from
desire and ego. Doing
what needs to be done and not procrastinating.
Tame our speech, gossip, criticism of the government, and frivolous
talk. We may just be
better off listening instead of talking all of the time.
Guard our actions and omissions. If we are still acting our of our old
behavior, we have
much work to do. The good news is that we have the rest of our lives to
live in sobriety, and we can
learn to be good to ourselves and to others.
Approach most of life with some type of moderation. After a while, we
will be able to
notice when we become so preoccupied with something that it is consuming
The flip side of our overdoing something can be not doing enough. Over
time, we will find
ourselves weak in areas that we would prefer to excel in. We can use our
frustration or anger in
these situations to move on and change focus or we can double our
efforts or simply become more
focused on what is necessary and what is a waste of our time.
We should keep a balanced state of mind and remain open to change or
evolution in our
souls, bodies, and minds.
Further, we should find quiet time for ourselves to go deep inside to
listen to our higher self,
higher power, and intuition. This is part of our maintenance and daily
Rosy Cross Americana – A Summary of Effective Metaphysics
It is arguable that the definition of abundance is the quality of
freedom and prosperity necessary for
you to advance in the direction of your dreams and potential to attain
your fullest mental, Spiritual,
and physical prosperity. You have a right to affluence because it is
simply a desire for you to have a
richer, fuller, and more abundant life of health, happiness, faith,
knowledge, or even wealth. We all
should live for the equal advancement and fulfillment of body, mind, and
soul, and there is no
reason we should limit our capacities in any of the three sectors. Many
people see greed, lust, and
arrogance in the rich, and wonder if any wealthy people are truly happy.
Ironically, poverty can and
will frustrate your relationship with Spirit and people, especially with
those you love. Further,
mental poverty creates a negative self-esteem, confidence, and outlook
upon life. With poverty of
mind and life, you may have nothing to give to those you love and care
about, which leads to a very
limited life and ability to connect to people and the world. Remember,
giving is a form of love and
compassion. In sum, abundance and wealth are the same, and if we
recognize it and get in tune with
it, prosperity will show itself in each of our lives.
If you are complacent with your life, then this book is not for you.
Stay where you are. Do not
advance. Do not exercise your talents to the fullest. Do not leave your
gift, mark, or legacy to the
world in the form of improvements, opportunity, or education for all.
However, if you want more
out of life, and you are tired of failure, we will give you the secrets
to success and the keys to
prosperity. Why would or should you sit idly by and reject of deny the
abundance of the world when
it awaits your cooperation and seeking. The world is plentiful with
resources, and your creativity is
one of the many secrets to your future success. You do not need money to
start something, to plan,
to begin. You do not need a special talent or to save every penny to be
rich and abundant in life.
You do not need the perfect business location for your offices. Many
people become wealthy with
no talent, no college education, a less than perfect place to work and
live, and no start-up capital.
The time is now to change your mind about life and to begin anew. When
you are ready and willing
to change and open your heart and mind, the gold mine of abundance will
be available to you. The
whole world of past and present has its eyes on you, waiting for you to
achieve your dreams, and all
you need to do is make the mental and Spiritual shift in consciousness.
There is plenty of opportunity, health, and success. Creativity,
innovation, and abundance will go to
the people who flow and cooperate with life and not reject it. Nature
has an inexhaustible source of
riches. Accordingly, it is natural to seek more from life, and your
advancement is vital for growth. As
the old adage states, “We grow or die.” On the higher plane and
dimension, a person can make forty
years worth of advances in three to six years with efficient work. For
example, the last one-hundred
years has shown more life and technological improvements than the last
two-thousand years of
civilization. We will now show you the first secret of life. This key to
success can be yours if you
simply accept the following statement. Just take it as fact, and the
world will begin to move with you.
THOUGHT PRECEEDS FORM
You conceive of your desire, you believe that your goal will happen, and
you retrieve the
opportunity from the world’s storehouse of riches and beauty. As a rule,
man originates thought.
Thought turns into plans or mental images in the mind. Man can
communicate his thought and
mental images into and throughout the world. This creation begins with
our thought focused within
and without. Your mind is the center of your world. The presence of the
universal Spirit can be
allowed into your mind.
Your thoughts mixed with a thankful heart directed toward your inner
presence can flow out into
the world. You picture and believe that your healthy goal is possible.
You understand the essence
and reasons that you should have this type of result in your life. You
picture your goal with
specificity. You think of and picture the opportunity frequently. You
believe that you have the type
of result that you desire. You feel it and harvest the emotion of having
it as much as possible. 
These thoughts and a mental practice of visualization will be sent off
into the world like a letter of
request. If you practice this visualization enough, the desires you have
will be met. Truth is your
faithful non-doubting interpretation of your thoughts. Do not focus on
failure, poverty, disease, or
lack. Your truth is health, riches, success, and happiness. Do not doubt
your thoughts and dreams.
Do not speak against them. Keep these mental petitions as faithful as
possible while living
harmoniously with people, places, institutions, and the Universe.
It is the desire of the universal Spirit that you should have all that
you need. You will begin with a
simple desire for some type of improvement in life. A desire coupled
with unwavering faith will
correctly unfold for you over time. The motives of your desires are
important: You want to help
yourself and others, and you do not want to hurt other people.
You will achieve these desires much more quickly if your motives are not
colored with greed, ego,
pride, lust, competition, hate, resentment, and arrogance. Your desires
must be propelled by love,
gratitude, faith, confidence, mental focus, truth, acceptance,
creativity, positive expectation, clear
planning, and the giving of more love and value than you take.
TO BEGIN YOUR PROCESS OF PROSPERITY
Brainstorm on your ideas each day. Clarify in you mind exactly what you
want and how you will
achieve it. Hold the picture of the moment you have completed the
achievement with positive
certainty. Never speak or think of it as not being possible. Claim it as
yours, claim the picture of
success as a “FACT” and that it is already yours in mind. Keep your mind
tuned in to the universal
presence and energy by having a thankful heart and grateful thoughts. If
you can not be grateful,
then, begin to think of your ability to walk, talk, see, hear, travel,
speak, etc. The simplest of
freedoms to be grateful for are the most easily overlooked. But, these
abilities such as your health
are the quickest way to show gratitude and begin a new and powerful
positive outlook that connects
you to life and your dreams. People will soon not recognize your new
outlook and serenity.
Remember, that you must exercise this mental picturing and thankfulness
every day for at least a
month. However, after a month, you will not believe the difference in
your perception of life. Do
not be frightened or ashamed to ask for what you really want. Ask for
more than you need.
The world is full of people to give and receive. Never be frightened to
receive. Receive with
humility, thankfulness, and appreciation. Extreme poverty and
self-sacrifice are not pleasing to
anyone, and extreme altruism is just as dangerous as extreme greed or
piety. Thus, give and receive
We believe that there is a universal Spirit of which unlimited abundance
flows. It will give us all that
we need and desire when we have a pure heart. A pure heart and mind
simply means that you do not
allow the weeds of ignorance, bitterness, hate, and irritation to cloud
and fill your mind. To facilitate
a mind of purity, we make the profound connection to the universal
Spirit within us by developing a
strong feeling of thankfulness for life, love, health, and our material
gifts that we already have or will
have. Let us think about gratitude and thankfulness. Can you have
happiness with a bitter heart?
Can you have real faith when you are constantly blaming, angry, and
ungrateful? If you think you
can be happy with a blaming, hateful, and bitter mind, then, good luck.
If you want to change to an
outlook on life where you feel that all is possible, then keep reading.
Think back and reflect on the times in your life when you got what you
wanted and became arrogant
or ego centered. After you got what you wanted or got out of a jam, you
forgot about and
abandoned your connection to your universal Spirit. You may have given
up your connection to the
Spirit and world because you thought you had won the game of life. When
good things happen to
you is the exact time that you should exercise and practice having
grateful thoughts to continue the
flow of abundance and riches to us. What you focus on expands. What
becomes important to you
will come to you and remain with you. If you have doubt and fear, your
gratitude will dispel fear and
doubt. Gratitude will keep you connected to the world and affords you a
with all. Gratitude and thankfulness prevent dissatisfaction. Continue
to fix your attention on thanks
and the best in life. Fix you mind on health, love, success, and good
Your faith will be renewed and strengthened from your exercise of
gratitude. It may not happen
overnight, but within a month of this simple five-minute-a-day practice,
you will have results. As an
exercise, go a week without complaining.
As you may know, complaining attracts destructive people, places, and
things into your life. Each
time you find yourself complaining, touch each of your shoulders with
your finger, and proclaim, “I
am abundance.” If you have trouble with certain negative triggers, then
eliminate them. If
government bothers you, then quit reading the paper for a while. If
certain people constantly annoy
you, then you should avoid them for a time too. You are working on
yourself, and it is OK to take
care of your well-being first. The people around you will be happy in
the end, if you rebuild and
renew your positive Spirit and enthusiasm for life as a priority. This
is putting your health first, i.e.,
your Spiritual health. Your desires should be very specific. Your mental
blueprint must be just as
precise. For example, you may write out on a piece of paper a personal
contract to yourself:
I, John Doe, Jr., will have (a successful venture worth XXX dollars) XXX
years from today. I will
sell creative widgets. I will give the best service and value to my
clients. My products and services will
have outstanding benefits and will help all of my customers. I will do
all of these things, work hard,
and be persistent in my service and quality. I will not give up. People
will be glad to pay me for my
services because they are a benefit to the customer. I will gladly
accept payment and do what I need
to do to receive the compensation.
Jan. 1, XXXX , John Doe, Jr.
Spend each day contemplating your personal contract. Visualize the
million-dollar business. Form a
mental image of you being paid one million dollars for the business in
the form of a check or stock.
Mentally imagine yourself on that very moment of completing the
transaction with joy. Feel it,
harvest the emotion, and believe that an outcome or even better outcome
is possible. Moreover, you
should know, feel, and see in your minds eye what you will do when you
become abundant in life’s
riches, how you will live, help others, and serve humanity.
The clearer the picture, the stronger the desire. If your desire is
strong, your willingness to focus on
the success and claiming it as yours will be made a seamless
transaction. You must engage your
heartfelt faith to secure a small step to success in each day. Stay
engaged and keep moving toward
your goals with gratitude and faith. After you have pictured your
optimal vision and read your
personal agreement to yourself, complete the meditative thought process
with the words “and it is
so, thank you for the blessing, thank you for expanding the quality of
my life, and thank you for
protecting me and my family.” This will complete your exercise and you
then send this petition into
the world like a request that must be granted. You should be ready to
receive what you want in any
form or even a higher form or result. You need only use your willingness
on yourself. You need not
think of adversely harming others. You may then always use your
self-will to force yourself to think
about certain constructive things and doing certain beneficial actions.
Every moment in doubt is a
waste of time. Direct your attention to prosperity. The best thing you
can do for the non-believers
is to show them that you can achieve abundance and success. Your
creative idea and plan will be a
success if it is a strong desire that you are willing to go the distance
to fulfill your dreams.
Do not tell the same old doubtful people of your plans and ideas. If you
tell enough bitter people
about your idea, their collective doubt or jealousy may weaken and
sabotage your dreams. Surround
yourself with experts in the field, people who are encouraging and
insightful, people working toward
a new outlook on life. Do not sink into the past by telling others about
your difficulties or failures
(unless in a secure peer-group where you have at least an unwritten
contract of privacy and support).
Interest yourself in becoming rich in life! Always try to see the
positive side of your present state of
affairs. Focus on optimistic conversation or beneficial events that have
happened in your life. When
you are willing, you must act the part. Do what you need to do. Make
lists of things to do and begin
doing them one by one. It may take a year to complete, but we must begin
somewhere. Do each
series of tasks and individual actions efficiently. Do them right the
first time, and you need not fix it
later. To do efficient and effective work, you need only to do one thing
at a time and do not spread
yourself too thin.
You need not try and mandate an outcome. The creative forces will unfold
the correct and highest
result for you. You merely need to organize your affairs so that you may
receive the success and
gladly accept the payoff. Overall, action is what will allow you to
receive your abundance. Do only
what can be done today, and tomorrow you can begin anew. In sum, put the
faith, vision, and
purpose behind your every action to accelerate your reaching higher
FIND OUT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO DO AND BE!
You should determine what you like or even what you love to do through
this simple process. Write
out a list of twenty things of interest to you. Continue adding and
subtracting from the list. Over
time, you will only have two or three things left because the supreme
power will guide you toward
your highest given talents. As a note, your purpose could be to study
history or science, to read
books, to write, to develop written content, to draw or create art and
graphics, to travel, or to
communicate with people. It should over time become more specific such
as: I intend to become
the best speaker or writer on the topic of politics or taxes, to
complete a masters or doctorate in
international business, to build the best Web site for information and
links to success literature. It
does not matter how you start, just begin the writing process! Just
remember, a good talent
(something you like to do and you are good at doing) combined with
desire to become the best
professional in this field will guarantee that you do and be what you
love. At the least, you can
become a teacher of your trade or profession and give back to the world
by accelerating the learning
of children or students in your field of love.
Without being boastful, you must convey the impression to others that
you are advancing all that
come in contact with you. Impress on others that you can add to their
lives to promote your goals
and ideals. Speak of your life and business as getting better and better
all of the time. Act and feel as
though you are very successful and that you are already rich in life and
all of your needs are met.
Incorporate a compassionate humility that you mix with poise, faith,
confidence, and self-esteem.
You need only speak when necessary, but your strong character and
faithful confidence will attract
the best people into your life.
If you are in a job and you cannot leave it to immediately follow your
dreams, then do what you can
in the evenings or weekends to hone your skills, plans, and education
toward your goal. Use your
present job skillfully to move in the direction that you want. There are
thousands of people who
have their business pay for their part-time education. Your contacts at
work may lead to a better or
different job. You must be prepared to discuss your dreams (what you
want from life) in spoken
words. You must know exactly what you want, and you must clarify and
quantify it to others. You
must be able to ask for and accept what you want out of life. You will
need to interact with others
who can help you.
This process of abundance, harmonization, and advancement will lead
others to want to help you.
Be ready for them and be open to forming alliances with them. Thus, your
visions, meditations, and
requests are traditionally answered by the universal power in the form
of another person or entity
being available to help and guide you. Be ready to tell them what you
need, and do not be ashamed to
ask for a win-win relationship with the people that come to you.
Remember, desires for prosperity are simply your spiritual movement
toward a richer and fuller life.
Prosperity and Abundance include: good health, quality relationships,
good friends, a family of
mutual respect, professional individual success, naturally expressing
yourself and talents, and earning
wealth. In conclusion, your quality of life is generally as good as your
mind perceives is. Just when
you think you are failing is the exact moment to continue your
gratitude, meditation on you goals,
and action! Just at that instant of doubt is when the highest good for
you is ready to unfold. Even if
the result is not exactly as you want, something better is very close
and coming to you, and you have
only been protected from a bad deal or relationship by waiting a little
Tree of Life and The 9 Worlds
All living Nature is represented in the figure of the ancient
Yggdrasill. The name historically means
“Odin’s Horse, chariot or seat.” The living world is guided by the
divinity which has its seat therein,
as the Spirit in the body. The name in this sense fully coincides with
the spirit of Old-Norse poetry:
and the myth of the Yggdrassil appears throughout poetic allegory. The
Tree or Worlds are really a
symbol of the multidimensional structure of reality. *Image Below:
As you can see on the following page, the tree of life and its’ worlds
shows Consciousness &
Awareness (SPIRIT) at top as a higher world and Hell at the bottom
listed as unconsciousness and
“living in illusion”. There are several worlds or “states-of-being-ness”
in-between which are
indicative of our challenges and abilities to traverse through life
effectively in our quest for freedom
from illusion and misery. Overall, the key to the Yggdrassil is learning
to properly use of the
constructive metaphysical aspects the Yggdrassil to avoid a living in
dis-harmony. Proper respect of
the various worlds will allow the seeker to enter the flow of being and
maintain power and ascension
on the Tree. 
This also coincides somewhat with the tree of life of the Kaballah. As
such, it is the using of these
powers of mind, energy, balance, emotion, and action which bring the
non-material into the material
world. Cooperating with the unseen world to manifest your reality is
also a piece of the philosophy
that is focused on by researchers of the “Tree of Life” or Yggdrasil. It
can also be discussed that
there are 3 primary columns in the tree from left to right which
symbolize the opposites of mildness
9 Metaphysical Worlds of the Yggdrasil – Copyright All Rights Reserved
This is a representation above of the metaphysical values/levels of the
tree of life. Almost all
cultures have some historical “Tree of Life”. Note: the stele (carvings)
of Ur-Nammu of Ur from
2100 BC is a depiction of the Tree of Life and Sun Moon God interaction.
In the Nine Worlds of
Norse Mythology, the 7 center worlds and be traversed, but the
combination of the 7 can send
either higher or below.
Buddhist Eight Fold Path to Happiness
- Indo-Aryan Thought
Budda: Siddhartha; born in Lumbini and raised in the small principality
of Kapilvastu, both of
which are in modern day Nepal. Nepal is the most Northern section of
India which is between
Europe and China. xxxv The five commandments of Buddha are : (i.) Kill
not ; (ii.) Give freely ; (iii.)
Bear no false witness ; (iv.) Shun intoxicating drinks ; (v.) Touch not
thy neighbour's wife. Buddha’s
primary philosophy focused on his 4 Noble Truths.
4 Noble Truths
1) The Nature of Suffering (Dukkha)
2) Suffering's Origin (Samudaya)
3) Suffering's Cessation (Nirodha)
4) The Way (Marga) Leading to the Cessation of Suffering: which provides
us with the Noble
Eightfold Path; which includes: right view or understanding, right
intention or thinking, right
speech or converse, right action or conduct, right livelihood or work,
right effort, right mindfulness
or awareness, right concentration or meditation.
Much of the focus of Buddhism has underlying tones related to the issues
of understanding your ego
as not the same as your beingness (I AM-Ness), the impermanence of life
because there is not other
time but NOW, and awareness which can expand life and effectiveness
while dissolving the ego’s
focus on the past or future.
Eightfold Path – The Rose-Croix Interpretation
1. Right View - This means to see, understand interpret, and believe the
Highest Truth. It is simple
to see things as misery and suffering. It is more noble to see life as a
miracle and see beyond what
the critical mind can see. The right view affords peace of mind, the
ability to take action, and a sense
of well-being. We eventually become what we think about all day; thus,
our views and how we focus
our attention are extremely important. Thinking bigger ideas of
abundance, health, love, and so on,
is a much greater force than negative ideas. Harmony leads to peace.
Sometimes, the right view is
simply to do what is in front of us, one thing at a time, and do it
right the first time.
2. Right Intention - Intention is also similar to desire or purpose. If
we are definite in our
intentions and purpose, our dreams can unfold along the lines of our
true path. Writing down our
intentions is well enough, and has its effect, especially upon
ourselves, in clarifying our vision and
strengthening our faith; but it is not our oral or written petitions
that get us what we want. In order
to have abundance we do not need a "minute of prayer and concentration";
we need to "focus
without ceasing during all hours." And by focus I mean holding steadily
to your vision, with the
purpose to cause idea creation into form. We can operate on a plane of
mental harmony and good
will, and we can flow constructively with life. It is better to not
resist everything. We can allow life to
unfold in conjunction with our constructive and faithful action. We can
make the best of ourselves
while in a state of well- being. Our highest truth is harmony, health,
3. Right Speech - Guard and craft your speech carefully. Never speak of
yourself, your affairs, or
of anything else in a sympathy seeking or discouraging way. Never admit
the possibility of failure, or
speak in a way that implies disenchantment as a possibility. Never speak
of life, career, or the
economy as being hard, or of business conditions as being terrible.
Times may be hard and business
is bad for those who are operating in a Godless scramble within the
competitive plane. You are a
constructive creator, your ideas help people, your ideas do not take
away from anyone, you can
create what you want, and you are above fear. When others are having
hard times and poor business,
you will find your greatest opportunities.
Right speech means the way you talk to others and to yourself. Train
yourself to think and speak of
life getting better and better with unlimited opportunities. Always
speak in terms of advancement; to
do otherwise is to deny your faith.
4. Right Action - Every act is, in itself, either effective or
inefficient. Every inefficient act is a
failure, and if you spend your life in doing inefficient acts, your
whole life may become a loss. The
more things you do, the worse for you, if all your acts are inefficient
ones. On the other hand, if
your every action is a success in itself, and if every act of your life
is an efficient one, your whole life
will be a success. The cause of failure is doing too many things in an
inefficient manner without
focus, and not doing enough things in an effective manner. You will see
that it is a self-evident
proposition that if you avoid inefficient acts, and if you do a
sufficient number of efficient acts, you
will harvest a richer and fuller life. Every action is either strong or
weak; and when every one is
strong, you are acting in the right way, which allows prosperity for you
and your family. Every act
can be made strong by holding your vision while you are doing it, and
putting the whole power of
your love, faith, gratitude, attention, and purpose into it. Further,
our minds should facilitate ways
and means to capture, receive, and harvest what life has to offer us so
that we can use it for our
betterment and to help others as well.
Never allow yourself to feel disappointed. You may expect to have a
certain thing at a certain time,
and not get it at that time; and this will appear as a loss. But if you
hold to your faith, you will find
that the failure is only apparent. Go on in the mindful way, and if you
do not receive that thing, you
will receive something so much better that you will see that the seeming
loss was really a great
5. Right Livelihood - Right livelihood means that one should earn one's
living in a Spiritual and
joyous way. People should be able to follow their dreams and exercise
their God-given talents in the
form of livelihood and natural expression of their life force.
Therefore, we should be able to feel
work enjoyment while being rewarded for what we have given and produced
for others. Right
livelihood means creating win-win relationships and business dealings
where everybody benefits
while you use your divine gifts, talents, and labor. Your work is for
the good of all involved and
everyone receives some type of increase and advancement in their lives
for interacting with you.
Before you become fearful of success, realize that poverty and
self-sacrifice are not pleasing to God.
Furthermore, trying to play tricks with Karma will only lead to
problems. And, remember that
extreme altruism is no better and no nobler than extreme selfishness;
both are mistakes. You need
not entertain the thought of competition. You are to create, not to
compete for what is already
You do not have to take anything away from any one. You do not have to
bargain, or to take advantage in negotiations. You do not need to let
any man work for you for less
than he earns. You do not have to covet the property of others; no man
has anything of which you
cannot also achieve. You are to become a creator, not a competitor; you
are going to get what you
want, but in such a way that every other man will have more because of
6. Right Effort - Right effort can be seen as a prerequisite for the
other principles of the path.
Without effort, which is in itself an act of will, nothing can be
achieved, whereas non-definite effort
distracts the mind from its task, and confusion may be the consequence.
Thus, you must really
desire prosperous effort in your life. The more clear and definite you
make your picture of your
objectives, the stronger your desire will be; and the stronger your
desire, the easier it will be to hold
your mental energy fixed upon the picture of what you want. Behind your
clear vision must be the
purpose to realize it, to bring it out in tangible expression. Right
efforts and work mixed with
confident expectation or faith will be alive with results. And behind
this purpose must be an
invincible and unwavering belief that the thing is already yours and
that you already have it in your
mind. Thus, you need only to take possession of it mentally and receive
it with open arms in-mind.
Live in the new objective, mentally, until it takes form around you
physically. No haste is required.
However, we know effort is reduced by preparedness. Thus, being ready in
your mind, body, and
Spirit can enable seamless effort and flow of action. In the mental
realm, enter at once into full
enjoyment of the things you want. "Whatsoever things ye ask for when ye
pray, believe that ye
receive them, and ye shall have them," said The Great One.
7. Right Mindfulness - Right mindfulness is the controlled and perfected
faculty of cognition. It is
the mental ability to see things as they are, with clear consciousness.
Usually, the cognitive process
begins with an impression induced by perception, or by a thought, but
then it does not stay with the
mere impression. A man's way of doing things is the direct result of the
way he thinks about things. To do
things in a way you want to do them, you will have to acquire the
ability to think the way you want
to think; this is the first step toward achieving abundance. To think
what you want to think is to think the
truth, regardless of appearances.
Every man has the natural and inherent power to think what he wants to
think, but it requires far
more effort to do so than it does to think the thoughts that are
suggested by surrounding
appearances. To think according to the environment is easy; to think
truth regardless of appearances
is laborious and requires the expenditure of vast energy, mental power,
love, and faith. This is
possible for you if you are willing to train yourself and allow yourself
to grow along these lines. The
more you can harmoniously focus your mind while imagining all of your
goal’s delightful details, the
better. This will bring the Universe in harmony with your highest good,
which the Universe must
answer for you. Mindfulness also implies that we should be aware that
others on this earth are here
to help us and may offer assistance. We should be in tune with these
opportunities that may come
from many places in the form of other people seeking us out.
8. Right Concentration - The eighth principle of the path,
concentration, is described as one-pointed-
ness of mind, meaning a state where all mental faculties are unified and
directed onto one
particular object. By thought, the thing you most sincerely desire is
brought to you; by action you
receive it. Hold concentration with faith and purpose. See the vision of
yourself in the better
environment. Act upon your present environment with all your heart, and
with all your strength, and
with all your concentration. Hold the vision of yourself with the right
outcome or opportunity, with
the purpose to get into it, and the faith that you will get into it, and
are getting into it; but act in your
present opportunity. Use your present situation or business as the means
of getting a better one.
Your vision of the right purpose or goal, if held with faith and
purpose, will cause the Universe to
move the right opportunity toward you; and your action, if performed in
the light of harmonious
intention and concentration, will cause you to move toward the
opportunity. See the things you
want as if they were actually around you all the time; see yourself as
owning and using them.
Make use of them in imagination just as you will use them when they are
your tangible possessions.
Dwell upon your mental picture until it is clear and distinct, and then
take the mental attitude of
ownership toward everything in that picture. Take possession of it, in
mind, in the full faith that it is
actually yours. Hold to this mental ownership; do not waiver for an
instant in the faith that it is real.
And remember this about gratitude; be thankful for your life and desires
“at all times” as you expect
to be when it has taken form. The man who can sincerely thank the
Universe for the things he owns
only in imagination, has real faith. He will have abundance and peace;
he will cause the creation of
whatsoever he wants.
The present moment is the essence of your “being-ness” Your awareness
can also be interpreted as
your “Life Force Consciousness”. Thus, existing in the moment while in
harmony with the
universe can be construed as “Peace of Mind”. Remaining contemplative in
action is also part of
being in the moment.
Summary of The Eightfold Path
Becoming a warrior at true peace with yourself is the key. Bridging your
actions to your Spiritual
mind and body is where focus, poise, effectiveness, and success emerge.
To advance quickly, man
must form a clear and definite mental image of the things he wishes to
have, to do, or to become;
and he must hold this mental image in his thoughts while being deeply
grateful to the Universe that
all his highest needs and desires are granted to him. The man who wishes
to have an abundant and
prosperous life must spend his leisure hours in contemplating his
vision, and in earnest thanksgiving
that the reality is being given to him. Too much stress cannot be laid
on the importance of frequent
contemplation of the mental image, coupled with unwavering faith and
devout gratitude. This is the
process by which the impression is given to the Universe, and the
creative forces are set in motion.
Your mind will then begin working with you to allow right attention,
concentration, and livelihood
on a level of love, harmony, faith, and gratitude. Defining your purpose
in life or aiming towards
specific outcomes while allowing them to unfold in higher and better
ways will be where the
Spiritual miracles appear. Moreover, allowing your talents, true place,
and right career to become
part of your life will also be part of your journey. Ultimately,
intertwining your concentration, mind,
speech, and view to your action will be the missing link of success.
Combining the sharpened mind
with action is where your daily results begin to add up and build
momentum towards growth and
|*Passages compiled from several authors with insights from Prof.
Incognito and W. D. Wattles
Creative Success Executive Summary
1. We are all connected to the Source of Creation, the Universal Spirit,
The Life Force, and
Nature Itself. We are all created of source, but because of our
individual consciousness, we
each have our own “I AM” or “Being-ness” in concert with the Universe.
2. Our thinking and the focused power of our thought can accelerate or
change the direction
of the universal forces that apply to us. We are divinely inspired with
However, the focus of our habitual thinking and feelings draws energy
from the universe.
3. Our Views and Thinking are always present. Learning how to
constructively use our thinking
is the key. Control, discipline, concentration and focus are skills of
mastery that can vastly
augment our abilities to be creators.
4. Learning to think about what we want to Experience is Vital to draw
closer to Natural
Expression and our individual Life Force. We do have the ability to
control our thoughts.
Most of us have never tried controlled thinking or directed thought.
5. If we are determined to become “self-reliant”, the universe will
recognize this decision of
Response-Ability and begin to cooperate with us and help us.
6. We must also befriend the world and embrace it. When we begin to
cooperate with Supreme
Intelligence, we begin to flow with the currents of the world and it
desires to help us. This
mental action toward a harmonious, loving and peaceful relationship with
the SOURCE, will
allow us to REQUEST, ASK, RECEIVE, and MANIFEST much more easily.
7. Prosperity comes in many forms such as: Health, Ideas, Creativity,
Right Work, Love,
Relationships, Natural Expression of our Talents and even Economic
8. Developing a consciousness of BEING WORTHY OF PROSPERITY is
important. We must believe that the world wants to lavish us with
health, the strength and knowledge to serve others and humanity, and
9. For any prosperity that we have ever received, we can practice giving
sincere thanks for our
gifts and FEEL the supply and abundance. Our outpouring of thanks and
open the portals of the universe to shower health, love, peace, and
wealth upon you and
10. Affirming our good and our connection to Spirit can also create
worthiness and a thankful
heart. Tune in with the LIFE FORCE of ALL. Use the spoken word to
declare what you
11. Spirit is LOVE, PEACE and HARMONY. When you think from a perspective
peace and harmony while making requests TO the SUPREME, your requests
will be “Tensof-
Times” more powerful than any other base thought of negative tendency.
your requests with Thanksgiving.” Bless and praise your body, your
health, your world, your
successes, and your gifts and the WORLD will begin to bless and praise
YOU as an
EXTENSION of IT.
12. We must learn to graduate from hope to belief. From wishing to the
certainty of Faith and
transform our mindset toward of state of confident knowing.
13. We must obtain the habit of REALIZATION of the Divine Presence. This
many times more powerful that any sense of Separateness.
14. With Unity with or toward the Supreme, our clarity and awareness
become greater. With
Gratitude and Harmony, our alertness and curiosity become more profound.
and inquisitiveness, we are more inundated with ideas, creative
thoughts, and greater dreams
15. The powers of Attraction have several vital points. Reinventing
yourself and your personal
attributes is different from the concept of wanting a tangible thing. As
for attracting and
changing our character, we can change mentally each day toward an ideal
or objective. As an
example, if we want to become an expert in a specific field such as
“Sports or Teaching”, we
think of these things, feed ourselves with the ideas related to these
fields, act the part, learn
the part, and BE THE PART. We ACT “AS IF” we ARE what we desire. You
become, we must internalize in mind and heart that which we seek as well
as mastering the
external knowledge, experiences and facets of the art.
16. With the manifestation of objects, we should learn to use the same
process. However with
things, you simply don’t see yourself as being something new and
enhanced, but you are
seeing yourself in possession of something that your have declared,
pictured, and visualized. With both, we are taught that it is vitally
important to emotionalize
the mental pictures with an earnest and sincere belief of possession and
with emotions such as joy, worthiness, appreciation, and thanks.
17. It is sort of like enjoying the past. The past happened, but it can
seem like a dream. Thus, if
we can pre-dream with sincerity and positive emotion, then our
manifestations of the future
are pushed into the universal field of the formless and begin to
coalesce toward taking
18. “We are all in Mind and what we think earnestly into-it is taken up
and done unto us. This
means that as we think with heartfelt, constructive-faith, it will be
done. We cannot think
one way one day and change our thought the next and hope to get the
desired results. We
must be very clear in our thought, sending out only such thoughts as we
wish to see
manifested in our condition.”
19. We are conceiving sense impressions all day. Sometimes are
conceptions are great and
wonderful ideas. When an idea has such presence and is thought
consuming, we can take
are hard look at the thought and determine if this new idea requires our
boldness of thought,
analysis, and action. If it does, be can begin to “Think-into-it” We can
conceive it, better
comprehend it, affirm it, and begin to know it mentally.
20. The Truth of It will either begin to appear quickly or we can let it
go. If it becomes a burning
desire, we will begin to earnestly feel the certain possibility of the
idea, health, abundance or
21. Remember to embody and feel consciously what you want and desire.
Become it, Be it.
Enjoy the thoughts and expectations of creation and transformation.
22. Do not focus on Toxic People, Rage Addicts, The Struggle and Hope
Negaholics, The Jealous and Hateful, The Self Proclaimed Deprived, or
You would not expose yourself to a deadly toxin or germ if you could
avoid it. Thus, you
must be a prudent steward of your mind, spirit and body.
23. If possible, avoid feeding yourself with depressing TV, WEB, or
Radio news that are simply
focused upon Destruction based Entertainment. This type of news can be a
waste of time, a
huge distraction, and affect your psyche. What you continually over-feed
become. If this is your primary visual and audio input, you may become a
very confused or
24. Focus your mind on becoming your best and moving toward your highest
expression of life.
Learn to be your best!
25. If you have trouble imagining the best, find someone you admire and
begin to copy: their
character, path, education, habits, and success. Surround yourself those
who believe in the
inherent goodness of people and the world.
26. Encircle yourself with those who are already RICH IN LIFE, FULL OF
EAGER FOR KNOWLEDGE.
27. Associate with those who are pulling for you, supportive of your
dreams, and those who
believe in your potential. Bless and support their dreams in RETURN.
28. Don’t’ say things that decree against the Good Will of the Universal
29. Learn to refute hate, anger, poverty and other ills. They are none
of your concern. Become
all you can and work to improve your health, mind and prosperity. THEN,
you can help all
those you choose with your Secrets.
30. All is Right with Your world. Because you are centered in gratitude,
harmony, action and
good will. Because you are Strong and working to maintain your balance,
EVER INCREASING and GROWING in PROSPERITY.
31. From selfish motives alone, if from no loftier reason, we cannot
afford to find fault or to
hate or even to hold in mind anything against any living soul. The God
who is love cannot
hear the prayer of the man who is not love. Love and co-operation will
yet be found to be
the greatest business principle on earth. "God is Love."
32. Seek to find what is wrong with the WORLD, and this will be shown to
Wrongness will justify your claims about realism. You may then become
righteous about the
defects of humanity. You may become obsessed with blame, victimhood and
anger. If it
becomes all consuming, you may even become sick or have a breakdown.
WHAT IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD, and focus on what is good. With this new
focus and concentration, your confidence and strength can be built much
more easily while
your attention and focus will be more laser focused.
33. However, if you Look for what is RIGHT with the world, YOU WILL
FIND IT WITH EASE. Finding things to be grateful for will allow you to
“Thankful Heart”. Faith and Knowingness becomes relatively easy with a
EXERCISES AND PRACTICE
Exercise #1: A good practice is to sit and realize that you are a center
of Divine attraction, that all
things are coming to you, that the power within is going out and drawing
back all that you will ever
need. Don't argue about it, just do it, and when you have finished leave
it all to the Law, knowing
that it will be done. Declare that all life, all love and power are now
in your life. Declare that you are
now in the midst of plenty. Stick to it even though you may not as yet
see the result. It will work and
those who believe the most always get the most. Think of the Law as your
friend while always
looking out for your interest. Trust completely in it and it will bring
your good to you.
Exercise #2: A good practice for the enlargement of thought is daily to
see ourselves in a little
bigger place, filled with more of activity, surrounded with increased
influence and power; feel more
and more that things are coming to us; see that much more is just ahead,
and so far as possible,
know that we now have all that we see and all that we feel. Affirm that
you are that larger thing; that
you are now entered into that larger life; feel that something within is
drawing more to you; live with
the idea and let the concept grow, expecting only the biggest and the
best to happen. Never let small
thoughts come into your mind, and you will soon find that a larger and
greater experience has come
into your life.
Exercise #3: Daily practice the truth and daily die to all
error-thought. Spend more time receiving
and realizing the, presence of the Most High and less time worrying.
Wonderful power will come to
the one who believes and trusts in that Power in which he has come to
believe. Know that all good
and all God is with you; All Life and All Power; and never again say, "I
fear," but always, "I trust,
because 'I know in whom I have believed.'" Speak in this inner silence
and say, "I am one with the
Almighty; I am one with all life, with all power, with all presence. I
AM, I AM, I AM." Listen to the
silence. From out of the seeming void the voice of peace will answer the
waiting soul, "All is well."
Exercise #4: Before you take Action: First, you must be quiet within
yourself. You must not be
confused by any outward appearance. Never become disturbed by effects.
They didn't make
themselves and have no intelligence to contradict you. Be quiet until
you realize the presence of
absolute Intelligence all around you, of the Mind that knows. Now get a
perfect picture of just what
you desire. You cannot get a picture unless you know what it is you
want. Put your mind in touch
with Universal Mind, saying just what you are waiting for. Ask for it,
believe that you are receiving it,
and wait. After a few minutes declare that you now know, even though you
may not seem to know,
yet in the depths of consciousness you have received the impression.
Give thanks that you now
receive. Do this every day until you get some direction. It is sometimes
a good thing to do this just
before going to sleep. Never, after you have done this, deny the
knowledge that has been given you.
The time will come when some idea will begin to take form. Wait for it
and, when it does appear, act
upon it with all the conviction of one who is perfectly sure of himself.
You have gotten
understanding straight from the source of all understanding, knowledge
from the source of
knowledge. All can do this if they will be persistent. It is a sure
direction and guidance and will never
fail us. But we must be sure that we are not denying in other moments
what we affirm in the
moments of Faith. In this way we will make fewer mistakes and in time
our lives will be controlled
by supreme wisdom and understanding. 
More Metaphysical Issues & Insights
Harmonious Relationships: Connected with all there is that is good,
harvesting and having a
harmonious relationship with the world through various philosophical
exercises, using gratitude for
any of your gifts on a daily basis can grow your expectation of good and
faith. It is much easier to be
connected when you have set aside or removed destructive thinking such
as resentments, jealously
or the seven deadly sins.
Desires: Desires are good and excellent. Desires can focus you on
enriching your life and following
your true direction. Cultivating desires into reality is vital for
change, innovation, and improvement.
You would not have a desire unless it was possible, but select desires
where you have a solid sphere
of possibility. An earnest and heartfelt desire is what allows us to
seize upon opportunities and
Plans: A plan or objective is fundamental in the clarification and
specificity of your desire. A large
majority of people are afraid to specify what they intend to do.
Transcending this fear and taking
bold action upon your plans and strategies allows for the growth and
manifestation of your idea into
Vision A vision is important in that you clarify the path to your
short-term and long-term
enrichment of yourself, your goals, teamwork, or relationships.
Mission: A mission is important in that you can quantify and clarify a
path to an outcome or
Having, Emotion, and Feelings: Mentally understanding the outcome or
result as if you have it
already is very important. It also allows you to qualify the
consequences. It further provides you with
feelings surrounding the outcome. Harvesting positive feelings
surrounding the outcome is very
important to energize a desire, mission, visualization, and result.
Visualization, Pictures, Imagination, Sending It Out
Mental visualization of your objectives holds great importance in the
clarity of what you intend to do
along the way and what you desire as an end result. Seeing what you
intend to do and what you
desire and plan as if it is real is a complex mental exercise, but vital
to the codification and building
of the objective so as to assist the manifestation of the result. Seeing
exactly what you desire and
intend causes you to specify your wants and desires. The stronger and
longer you can hold your ideal
in your mind’s eye, the better.
Attention Focus: Pointing your mental faculties toward the individual
actions required to achieve a
task, project, or goal is what causes effectiveness, as long as your
acts are efficient. Continuous and
persistent thinking and action toward your work, goal, project, or
desired outcome can funnel or
intensify the energy in a specific direction.
Efficiently and Effectively: Completion and closure of acts and tasks
one-by-one in a successful
manner is what creates momentum toward an objective with no need to go
Presence, Awareness, Doing: Thinking and planning are most crucial.
However, boldness and
action are what may cause events to happen and people to be attracted to
contemplation mixed with action is the optimal, blended solution.
Cause/Effect: “Like Attracts Like”: Every action has a reaction. Types
of actions and thoughts
attract similar actions and thoughts. Kindness tends to bring kindness.
Respect tends to bring
respect. Additionally, constructive thinking tends to bring constructive
opportunities and events to
Increase: All mankind tends to be attracted to those who can bring them
more life or enrichment.
If an individual projects life and opportunity, then he or she will
attract similar minds.
Insight and Restraint: Insight and restraint contain the ability to
think something over, discuss it
with others, or seek out counsel from others who understand or know the
subject well without
acting hastily. Thus, the opinion of experts and consequences are a
valid consideration in thinking
Love, Forgiveness, Harmony, Dissipating Discouragement: Cultivating love
can dispel otherwise destructive thoughts. Great minds can look back on
things they love or loved,
and re-harness that emotion.
Minding Your Own Business: There is something very real in taking care
of yourself and your
affairs. As such, your enhanced mind, body, soul, and financial affairs
allow you to help those whom
you love and serve humanity in better ways. The best way to be of
service to humanity and your
loved ones is to make the best of yourself.
Gratitude, Enthusiasm, Faith: A sincere heartfelt gratitude for life and
its gifts will allow the flow
of good to you. Systematic recognition of people or things to be
thankful for along with gratitude
may facilitate an expectation of good and growth of inherent faith.
Integrating this confident
expectation with your aspirations creates great power.
Guarded Speech, Response/Ability: Speaking of only positive things can
attract opportunity and
friends. Keeping your desires and goals close to you will keep them from
energy. Sharing your desires and goals with those who support,
encourage, and assist you can be a
positive exercise and help harvest constructive feedback.
Change/Insanity: Not evolving while continuing to do things that are
failures or destructive
actions tends to prevent any growth.
Creating Versus Competing: It seems that many people feel that
competition causes a limited
supply. However, from a supply or abundance standpoint, individuals can
create without competing,
to serve humanity. As an example, an individual who creates a new cure
to solve a common health
problem is not competing against the world, but helping it.
Right Livelihood and Labor of Love: Having a labor of love can cause
efficiency through energetic work. Doing something that you believe in
or selling a product that you
have faith in, can make your job much easier or even fun. Having fun
with work is a divine right.
Blessing, Praise, Protection, and Expansion: Persons who engage in a
seem to enjoy a greater state of well-being and success when they bless
their relationship with the
Universe, bless their loved ones, bless their home, and give thanks for
their health on a daily basis.
Gratitude, Religion and Great Thinkers:
If the only prayer you say in your life is “Thank you,” that would
suffice. --Meister Eckhart
Roman Empire: Take full account of the excellencies which you possess,
and in gratitude
remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not. --Marcus
Judaism: In the Jewish faith, gratitude is a critical component of
worship. In the Hebrew Scriptures,
the Psalms are saturated with thanksgiving to God: "O Lord my God, I
will give thanks to you
forever" (30:12), and "I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole
Christianity: In the Christian faith, Philippians IV sums up the
Christian attitude toward gratitude.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your
gentleness be known to all men. The Lord [is] at
hand. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and
supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be
made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all
understanding, will guard your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true,
whatever things [are] noble, whatever things [are]
just, whatever things [are] pure, whatever things [are] lovely, whatever
things [are] of good report, if [there is] any
virtue and if [there is] anything praiseworthy -- meditate on these
things. 9 The things which you learned and received
and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with
you. 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that
now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did
care, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not
that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I
am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased,
and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned
both to be full and to be hungry, both to
abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who
Read the above statements and passages from the Old Scriptures and other
quotes and think about:
gentleness, thanksgiving, constructive petitions, request for blessings,
a sincere feeling of gratitude,
meditating on noble and optimistic thoughts, rejoicing in life, and even
blessing yourself and your
Unfolding Detachment Protected for Higher Good: When we become too
dependent on an external person, place, thing, or result, we can become
disappointed with other
people and things. It is good to expect the best, but it is also smart
to allow for something better to
unfold. Thus, trying to control a specific outcome without any
flexibility can inhibit the Universe
from its creativity.
Receiving, Valuing, Deserving: Many people from around the world feel
unworthy of abundance.
Many people do not value themselves, their service, their talents, and
work. It is very important to
learn to feel worthy, unique, and deserving of good. Moreover, you
should become mentally open to
receiving all good in life. Further, people should be careful to create
ways to receive the good into
their lives from the Universe and from others. Example: Accepting a
compliment from another
Other People and They Are Sent to Help You: When you engage a mentality
of abundance and
harmonious Spiritual thinking, your mind will expand and increase while
radiating love, abundance,
and health. Thus, your powers of attraction will increase. The Universe
will send people to help
you. It will be your job to select and allow them to assist you in a
win-win relationship to expand
your abundance where all can achieve a richer and fuller life through
Resistance and Flow: Types of resistance that inhibit your abundance,
health, and connection with
Spirit are: resentment, jealousy, anger, judgment, criticism, hatred,
greed, pride, and mental laziness.
Other subtle resistance is to institutions, conformity, and adapting. It
is better to adapt than to
perish, while maintaining your unique qualities.
Willingness: Willingness is the key to advancement. Be willing to take
action, take a chance, or risk
failure or embarrassment. Without willingness, you may never engage
mental, Spiritual, or physical
action that leads to good. Willingness is a vital ingredient toward
successful visualization, belief,
action, planning, and success. Am I willing to believe, to try, to
engage? Can it be done? And why
Hoarding and Change: Holding onto old counterproductive ideas &
un-needed things can keep
you from growth, Spiritual flow, and expansion. Taking an inventory of
mental ideas and material
things must be done. Eliminating the ideas, things, people, and actions
that create inconvenience,
frustration, clutter, and resentment will allow freedom and harmony in
Recognition of Cause: It can be a fundamental mistake if you give
yourself too much credit for
anything good that you receive from life. Additionally, it can be a
disastrous mistake to continue to
blame God and the Universe for anything bad that you receive from life.
Sanity, Root Out Cause, Unlimited Potential: Root out the cause of your
inconveniences, your frustration, and your mental or Spiritual
disabilities. If you have a problem,
there may be a cause. If you injured yourself engaging in a specific
activity, you may avoid this
activity in the future or better prepare for it next time. Otherwise,
you may pay for this repeated
action in the form of more pain and suffering. If you have a
relationship that always seems to leave
you in pain, then you may need to avoid this person if you are
spiritually whole and the other person
Giving Without Expectation, Tithing : Taking time to give money,
service, or goods to divine
recipients will create an untold flow in your life. Life requires
circulation of your ideas, your things,
and your service to humanity. With this giving, it is virtually
guaranteed that your life will be blessed
and protected through your giving of yourself. You are not doing this to
take advantage of the law.
You do this to expand your Spiritual existence, keep the flow, and give
back. Expecting something
in return is not needed because the Universe will provide opportunity
for you by your embracing
Good Deeds Action & Karma: You may feel you have wronged many people.
You may even feel
guilty for past deeds or encounters. However, if you feel remorse and
intend to act as a better
person for now on, then you have made progress. In any event, your
day-to-day action and character
of goodness and kindness will build your positive energy where the world
has decided to protect you
and serve you.
Meek Defined: Open Mind, Faith in Universe, Will of God, Spirit Before
Ego: Meek is not
weak. It is strong, confident, cooperative, and advantageous. Developing
an honest appraisal of
yourself can be healthy. You can always improve yourself, your
credentials, your relationships and
your business. Putting your ego first can be dangerous. When somebody
has hurt your feelings, said
you are wrong, said “no” to you, or otherwise attacked you, it is best
to analyze (when possible) and
discuss the issue with another supportive person before retaliating with
e-mail, phone, letter, or in
Peace and Serenity Are Needed for Concentration: Peace allows growth.
concentration are primary keys to serenity. Being able to operate on a
plane with singleness of mind
can allow you to achieve great things. A person who cannot focus and
achieve one thing at a time
may never cross “the finish line” with any dream, goal, or aspiration.
Overall, if you allow
resentment, frustration, hate of another, or fear to dominate your
thoughts, then your effectiveness
will be diminished. Hard work is required to keep you focused and
concentrating on bettering
yourself. Overall, your freedom, vitality and wholeness depend on your
Visualizing Completed Transaction With Joy: We have mentioned
visualization. Do not forget
that you should visualize things and plans as you would have them. You
should believe that they are
yours in mind. Paint your ideal outcome on the mental screen in your
mind’s eye. Believe that it is
completed. Fuse your image with love and gratitude. Celebrate its
reception in your mind. Believe
that you have the proper channels to receive what is coming to you. Send
your vision and petition
into the Universe and repeat the exercise for fantastic results.
Treasure Map and Wheel of Fortune: If you cannot paint the mental
picture as clearly as you
would want, then try to use the material world to enhance your mind. Cut
out pictures of the ideal
things you want. Put them into a collage or on poster board. Rip out
images of the home you desire,
people having fun, distant places that you want to visit, or the
lifestyle and types of relationships that
you desire. This action can help you amalgamate the images to imprint
them on your subconscious
mind. View them daily and place them in a prominent place. Overall,
imagine having these things in
your quite time. Sense the joy of receiving all of it full.
Enough stress can not be laid on balance between body, mind and spirit.
Sounds easy, but all
people need to honor their bodies, improve their minds, and evolve their
spiritual nature. Many
organizations emphasize that when you are “out of balance”, you have
placed too much energy and
focus in only one area of your life. Example: You can work to hard or
exercise too much and
actually hurt your immune system or a muscle etc.
Feeling good is subjective and also relative. Some mystic organizations
believe that feeling bad is a
byproduct of your actions, thinking or omissions.
Atonement and At-One-Ment
Many organizations from the ancient churches to mystical organizations
encourage self analysis,
confession, amends, atonement and even retribution. This spiritual house
cleaning can free the
mind from guilt, shame or even self defeating thoughts. Forgiveness of
others and self is highly
important for most philosophies and religions.
Peace of Mind
Peace of Mind transcends all material desires. Most philosophers from
Socrates to Kant up to
present times define happiness as “Peace of Mind” As we know, each of us
has our own subjective
version of what peace of mind would be; however, this peace would of
course imply faith and a
freedom from pain, ignorance, worry, mental misery, and self destructive
Wealth and Opulence
Wealth and Opulence are keenly tied to worthiness. Sometimes our minds
are too wrapped up in
hoarding and not circulating our abundance. Thus, it is sometimes good
to simply act “AS IF” you
were rich and “PLAY THE PART”. Other times, it is best to treat yourself
to something that you
deserve such as a vacation, new car, massage, hobby enhancement,
clothes, ideal home, tools for
effective work, or other. When you begin to treat yourself on a higher
level, your body responds
and the world also responds.
Affirmations and Meditations silence.
It can be argued that many people are best served by learning to become
silent and open to the
universe. After research, it is clear that there are 2 types of
personalities. One personality is best
served with quiet communion with their higher self. The other is best
served with affirmations and
prayers that assist in changing their thought. As you can see, one is
active and the other is inactive
or slowing down. A combination of both would be excellent, and many
people focus on one system
at a time.
Open Willing Change
Life is Growth. Life is also a series of changes. Being prepared for
change by always growing is key
to peaceful transition. We should keep seeking life and spirit and not
become too comfortable in
the same position.
Desire Specific and Purpose
Specific dreams and desires are good. Most people are simply too timid
to define what they want
When you reach periods in your life that you are truly happy, it is
probably because you are
expressing yourself naturally on a level of spirit, relationships,
creation, and livelihood.
The development of character means pruning off the old branches that
“simply have not worked for
you”. These branches could be lifestyle choices that do not work, jobs
that do not work,
relationships that do not work, or even your thinking and preconceptions
that have failed.
Boldness Action Comfort
Getting out of your comfort zone and taking some small action in the
direction of your needs, wants
or desires can sometimes be the utter spark of creation. This can
sometimes create a whirlwind of
activities, insights, ideas, help from others and so on.
Life & Abundance is Everywhere
The world is overflowing with supply. The birds and animals of the world
want not. There is a
never-ending quantity of material and substance to create what is needed
on this earth and plane. If
something ever becomes scarce, a more efficient substitute is prepared
or invented. Ideas, creativity
and imagination have solved millions of challenges in just our lifetime
If you feel like you simply don’t fit, or that you are not part of the
world, it could be that you have
lost your connectedness to the universal force and spirit. If by some
luck, you don’t believe in a
supreme being, then simply express gratitude to your food, your
ancestors, your body, for your
abilities, your home, etc. This action of thankfulness to ALL will bring
you into a relationship to the
ALL. English speaking peoples call it GOD. The Ancient Taoists and
Buddhists called it by its
name TAO or DAO _ meaning the path or the “way”. Tao can be roughly
stated to be the flow of
the universe, or the force behind the natural order.
Feeling Gratitude and Focusing upon any thoughts of Thankfulness will
invariably change your
thinking and how you react to life. It will also charge your spirit with
the expectation of faith and
The mathematical proof of Gratitude and Success is below:
G= Gratitude, Thankfulness, Praise
F= Feeling Gratitude or Love Energy - Thinking it.
C= Constructive Action
N = Negative Thought or Toxic Exposure to Low Energy Forces
S = Probabilities of Success and Peace.
Equation: (G X F)(C) – N = S (Success & Peace)
Axiom: It is far easier to have a living faith with heartfelt gratitude.
You are chosen, naturally unique, knowing
What ever your race, believe that it is good and great. Whatever your
education, believe that you can
be better as more knowledge and understanding of the laws of life are
needed. Regardless of your
appearances, you can look better, improve yourself, be healthy, and
enhance your image in your
unique way. It does not matter what religion or philosophy you adhere
to, your spiritual knowledge
and awareness can be cultivated to a new dimension where peace of mind
is yours. You are a
Genius. You have been chosen to do great things and live a significant
life. You have talent from the
universe. You must allow your assets and skills to be honed and
sharpened. Do not die with your
vision and talents unused. You are special, and you can be whatever you
want within your sphere of
availability and grow accordingly toward your destiny. There is nothing
wrong with being confident
in who you are. Only good can come from growth. Sometimes change is
difficult, but the reinvention
or rebirth of your true self is available NOW. 
Initiation of Mastery Exercises in 28 Parts
Introduction: Nature compels us all to move through life. We could not
remain stationary however
much we wished. Every right-thinking person wants not merely to move
through life like a soundproducing,
perambulating plant, but to develop - to improve - and to continue the
mentally to the close of physical life.
Some men seem to attract success, power, wealth, attainment, with very
little conscious effort;
others conquer with great difficulty; still others fail altogether to
reach their ambitions, desires and
ideals. Why is this so? Why should some men realize their ambitions
easily, others with difficulty,
and still others not at all?
1. The attitude of mind necessarily depends upon what we think.
Therefore, the secret of all power,
all achievement and all possession depends upon our method of thinking.
The world without is a
reflection of the world within. Harmony in the world within means the
ability to control our
thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect
2. Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of
our true interests. Thought is
energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is a
concentrated energy. Thought
concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power
which is being used by those
who do not believe in the virtue of poverty, or the beauty of
self-denial. They perceive that this is
the talk of weaklings. The value of the subconscious is enormous; it
inspires us; it warns us; it
furnishes us with names, facts and scenes from the storehouse of memory.
It directs our thoughts,
tastes, and accomplishes tasks so intricate that no conscious mind, even
if it had the power, has the
capacity for. On the spiritual side, it is the source of ideals, of
aspiration, of the imagination, and is
the channel through which we recognize our Divine Source, and in
proportion as we recognize this
divinity do we come into an understanding of the source of power.
3. It is our attitude of mind toward life which determines the
experiences with which we are to
meet; if we expect nothing, we shall have nothing; if we demand much, we
shall receive the greater
portion. The world is harsh only as we fail to assert ourselves. The
criticism of the world is bitter
only to those who cannot compel room for their ideas. It is fear of this
criticism that causes many
ideas to fail to see the light of day.
Exercise: I want you to not only be perfectly still, and inhibit all
thought as far as possible, but
relax, let go, let the muscles take their normal condition; this will
remove all pressure from the
nerves, and eliminate that tension which so frequently produces physical
4. The greatest and most marvelous power which this "I" has been given
is the power to think, but
few people know how to think constructively, or correctly, consequently
they achieve only
indifferent results. Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on
selfish purposes, the inevitable
result of an infantile mind. When a mind becomes mature, it understands
that the germ of defeat is
in every selfish thought.
One of the strongest affirmations which you can use for the purpose of
strengthening the will and
realizing your power to accomplish, is, "I can be what I will to be."
Every time you repeat it realize
who and what this "I" is; try to come into a thorough understanding of
the true nature of the "I"; if
you do, you will become invincible; that is, provided that your objects
and purposes are constructive
and are therefore in harmony with the creative principle of the
5. In the domain of mind and spirit, in the domain of practical power,
such an estate is yours. You
are the heir! You can assert your heirship and possess, and use this
rich inheritance. Power over
circumstances is one of its fruits, and health, harmony and prosperity
are assets upon its balance
sheet. It offers you poise and peace. It costs you only the labor of
studying and harvesting its great
resources. It demands no sacrifice, except the loss of your limitations,
your servitudes, your
weakness. It clothes you with self-honor, and puts a scepter in your
hands. To gain this estate, three
processes are necessary: You must earnestly desire it. You must assert
your claim. You must take
Exercise: Now, go to your room, enter your relaxed state, and mentally
select a place which has
pleasant associations. Make a complete mental picture of it, see the
buildings, the grounds, the trees,
friends, associations, everything complete. At first, you will find
yourself thinking of everything
under the sun, except the ideal upon which you desire to concentrate.
But do not let that discourage
you. Persistence will win, but persistence requires that you practice
these exercises every day without
6. To be in tune with eternal truth we must possess poise and harmony
within. In order to receive
intelligence the receiver must be in tune with the transmitter. Every
thought sets the brain cells in
action; at first the substance upon which the thought is directed fails
to respond, but if the thought
is sufficiently refined and concentrated, the substance finally yields
and expresses perfectly. Finding
harmony with the universal power will bring you great power and
7. Visualization is the process of making mental images, and the image
is the mold or model which
will serve as a pattern from which your future will emerge. Make the
image clear and clean-cut, hold
it firmly in the mind and you will gradually and constantly bring the
thing nearer to you. You can be
what "you will to be." You should see the end before a single step is
taken; so you are to picture in
your mind what you want; you are sowing the seed, but before sowing any
seed you want to know
what the harvest is to be.
This is Idealization. If you are not sure, return to the quiet
meditation or prayer daily until the
picture becomes plain. Make the Mental Image; make it clear, distinct,
perfect; hold it firmly; the
ways and means will develop; supply will follow the demand; you will be
led to do the right thing at
the right time and in the right way. Earnest Desire will bring about
Confident Expectation, and this
in turn must be reinforced by Firm Demand.
Exercise: Visualize a friend, see your friend exactly as you last saw
him, see the room, the furniture,
recall the conversation, now see his face, see it distinctly, now talk
to him about some subject of
mutual interest; see his expression change, watch him smile. Can you do
this? OR Take a pack of
matches and pour them all out on a table top. Mix them up and then place
them back in the box one
by one making each of the tips point in the same direction. An excellent
and easy visualization
8. As the one purpose of life is growth, all principles underlying
existence must contribute to give it
effect. Thought, therefore, takes form and the law of growth eventually
brings it into manifestation.
You may freely choose what you think, but the result of your thought is
governed by an immutable
law. Any line of thought persisted in cannot fail to produce its result
in the character, health and
circumstances of the individual.
The law of attraction will certainly and unerringly bring to you the
conditions, environment, and
experiences in life, corresponding with your habitual, characteristic,
predominant mental attitude.
Not what you think once in a while when you are in church, or have just
read in a good book, BUT
your predominant mental attitude is what counts.
Combining harmonious thought and visualization with the great powers
within is where true energy
and creation comes from. Place yourself in position to receive this
power. As it is Omnipresent, it
must be within you. We know that this is so because we know that all
power is from within, but it
must be developed, unfolded, & cultivated; in order to do this we must
be receptive and open.
9. Hold in mind the condition desired; affirm it as an already existing
fact. This indicates the value of
a powerful affirmation. By constant repetition it becomes a part of
ourselves. We are actually
changing ourselves; are making ourselves what we want to be.
To think correctly, accurately, we must know the "Truth." We must
realize that truth is the vital
principle of the Universal Mind and is Omnipresent. For instance, if you
require health, a realization
of the fact that the "I" in you is spiritual and that all spirit is one;
that wherever a part is the whole
must be, will bring about a condition of health, because every cell in
the body must manifest the
truth as you see it.
If you require Love try to realize that the only way to get love is by
giving it, that the more you give
the more you will get, and the only way in which you can give it, is to
fill yourself with it, until you
become a magnet.
If you require Wealth a realization of the fact that the "I" in you is
one with the Universal mind
which is all substance, and is Omnipotent, will assist you in bringing
into operation the law of
attraction which will bring you into vibration with those forces which
make for success and bring
about conditions of power and affluence in direct proportion with the
character and purpose of
your affirmation and thinking. The affirmation, "I am whole, perfect,
strong, powerful, loving,
harmonious and happy", will bring about harmonious conditions.
The reason for this is because the affirmation is in strict accordance
with the Truth, and when truth
appears every form of error or discord must necessarily disappear. You
have found that the "I" is
spiritual, it must necessarily then always be no less than perfect, the
affirmation. "I am whole,
perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy" is therefore an
exact scientific statement.
Whatever you desire for yourself, affirm it for others, and it will help
you both. We reap what we
sow. If we send out thoughts of love and health, they return to us like
bread cast upon the waters.
10. Abundance is a natural law of the Universe. The evidence of this law
is conclusive; we see it on
every hand. Everywhere Nature is lavish, wasteful, and extravagant.
The man who understands that there is no effect without an adequate
cause thinks impersonally. He
gets down to bedrock facts regardless of consequences.
Thought is the connecting link between the Infinite and the finite,
between the Universal and the
individual. Constructive thought must necessarily be creative, but
creative thought must be
harmonious, and this eliminates all destructive or competitive thought.
Exercise: Select a blank space on the wall, or any other convenient
spot, from where you usually sit,
mentally draw a black horizontal line about six inches long, try to see
the line as plainly as though it
were painted on the wall; now mentally draw two vertical lines
connecting with this horizontal line at
either end; now draw another horizontal line connecting with the two
vertical lines; now you have a
square. Try to see the square perfectly; when you can do so draw a
circle within the square; now
place a point in the center of the circle; now draw the point toward you
about 10 inches; now you
have a cone on a square base; you will remember that your work was all
in black; change it to white,
to red, to yellow.
Many fail because, they do not understand the law; there is no link to
universal mind; they have not
formed the connection. The remedy is a conscious recognition of the law
of attraction with the
intention of bringing the best into existence for a definite purpose. If
done rightly, thought will
correlate with its object (what you want) and bring it into
manifestation, because thought is a
product of the spiritual man, and spirit is the creative Principle of
11. While every effect is the result of a cause, the effect in turn
becomes a cause, which creates other
effects, which in turn create still other causes; so that when you put
the law of attraction into
operation you must remember that you are starting a train of causation
for good or otherwise which
may have endless possibilities. We are first to believe that our desire
has already been fulfilled, its
accomplishment will then follow. This is a concise direction for making
use of the creative power of
thought by impressing on the Universal subjective mind, the particular
thing which we desire as an
already existing fact.
This conception is also elaborated upon by Swedenborg in his doctrine of
correspondences; and a
still greater teacher has said, "What things soever ye desire, when ye
pray, believe that ye receive
them, and ye shall have them." (Mark 11:24) The difference of the tenses
in this passage is
remarkable. "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of
things unseen." The Law
of Attraction is the Law by which Faith is brought into manifestation.
This law has eliminated the
elements of uncertainty and caprice from men's lives and substituted
law, reason, and certitude.
Exercise: Concentrate on the quotation from Ancient Scripture,
"Whatsoever things ye desire,
when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them";
notice that there is no limitation,
"Whatsoever things" is very definite and implies that the only
limitation which is placed upon us in
our ability to think, to be equal to the occasion, to rise to the
emergency, to remember that Faith is
not a shadow, but a substance, "the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen."
12. "You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the
courage to dare; third, the faith
to do." It is the combination of Thought and Love which forms the
irresistible force, called the law
of attraction. All natural laws are irresistible, the law of
Gravitation, or Electricity, or any other law
operates with mathematical exactitude.
The intention governs the attention. Things are created in the mental or
spiritual world before they
appear in the outward act or event by the simple process of governing
our thought forces today, we
help create the events which will come into our lives in the future,
perhaps even tomorrow.
Exercise: Get into the same relaxed state in the same position as you
were previously; let go, both
mentally and physically; always do this; never try to do any mental work
under pressure; see that
there are no tense muscles or nerves, that you are entirely comfortable.
Now realize your unity with
omnipotence; get into touch with this power, come into a deep and vital
appreciation, and realization of the fact that your ability to think is
your ability to act upon the
Universal Mind, and bring it into manifestation, realize that it will
meet any and every requirement;
that you have exactly the same potential ability which any individual
ever did have or ever will have,
because each is but an expression or manifestation of the One, all are
parts of the whole, there is no
difference in kind or quality, the only difference being one of degree.
13. Part Thirteen which follows tells why the dreams of the dreamer come
true. It explains the law
of causation by which dreamers, inventors, authors, financiers, bring
about the realization of their
desires. It explains the law by which the thing pictured upon our mind
eventually becomes our own.
Every individual who ever advanced a new idea, whether a Columbus, a
Darwin, a Galileo, a Fulton
or an Emerson, was subjected to ridicule or persecution; so that this
objection should receive no
serious consideration; but, on the contrary, we should carefully
consider every fact which is brought
to our attention; by doing this we will more readily ascertain the law
upon which it is based.
In creating a Mental Image or an Ideal, we are projecting a thought into
the Universal Substance
(The Whole) from which all things are created. This means that
recognition of Universal Substance
brings about realization and a connection. When this tremendous fact
begins to permeate your
consciousness, when you really come into a realization of the fact that
you (not your body, but the
Ego), the "I," the spirit which thinks is an integral part of the great
whole, that it is the same in
substance, in quality, in kind, that the Creator could create nothing
different from Himself, you will
also be able to say, "The Father and I are one" and you will come into
an understanding of the
beauty, the grandeur, & the transcendental opportunities which have been
placed at your disposal.
Exercise: Make use of the principle, recognize the fact that you are a
part of the whole, and
that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole; the only
difference there can
possibly by, is in degree. If connected and in tune, then your thoughts
are mind are in fact
heard and received by Creation.
14. Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore endowed with
creative power. This does not mean
that some thought is creative, but that all thought is creative. Mankind
is part of all there is. Our
mind is connected to our body and to Spirit. Each cell is born,
reproduces itself, dies and is
absorbed. The maintenance of health and life itself depends upon the
constant regeneration of these
cells. This change or growth of thought or enhancement of your mental
attitude will not only bring
you the material things which are necessary for your highest and best
welfare, but will bring health
and harmonious conditions generally. Imagine over time that your body,
organs, and cells being are
being regenerated to perfection and the old cells being cast away. In
the same way, your power to
attract the best from the world may operate if you are harmonious in
mind, constructive in word and
deed, and into action.
Exercise: Concentrate on Harmony, and when I say concentrate, I mean all
that the word implies;
concentrate so deeply, so earnestly, that you will be conscious of
nothing but harmony. Remember,
we learn by doing. Reading these lessons will get you nowhere. It is in
the practical application that
the value consists AND Slow down your pace for one month. Wake up
earlier, do things efficiently
without haste, allow others to pass you by in person or in your car. Be
courteous with a smile. Each
day, praise or complement somebody. This will change your world view
within a month.
15. Difficulties and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to
let go of what we no longer
need, or refusing to accept what we require. A scientific example is of
a tiny parasite that adapts
and grows wings rather than dying. In this way, people always have the
inclination to adapt,
improve and innovate. The question is when and how? Unfortunately, many
times we are taught the
same harmful lesson over and over until we are forced to take risk and
truly change. To truly change,
we must alter mind and spirit with our thoughts. In order to possess
vitality, thought must be
impregnated with love. Love is a product of the emotions. Therefore,
thought and constructive
emotion such as: Love, Gratitude, Faith and even Hope will most
certainly stimulate the forces of
the universe to assist you in your journey. This leads to the inevitable
conclusion that if we wish to
express abundance in our lives, we can afford to think abundance only,
and as words are only
thoughts taking form, we must be especially careful to use nothing but
constructive and harmonious
language, which when finally crystallized into objective forms, will
prove to our advantage. This
wonderful power of clothing thoughts in the form of words is what
differentiates man from the rest
of the animal kingdom. Words are thoughts and are therefore an invisible
and invincible power
which will finally objectify themselves in the form they are given.
Overall, we may use constructive
thinking and speech to master our destiny. To overcome error thoughts,
we may use a conscious
realization of the fact that Truth invariably destroys error. We do not
have to laboriously shovel the
darkness out; all that is necessary is to turn on the light. The same
principle applies to every form of
Exercise: Concentrate on Insight; take your accustomed relaxed position
and focus the thought on
the fact that to have knowledge of the creative power of thought does
not mean to possess the art
of thinking. Let the thought dwell on the fact that knowledge does not
apply itself. Our actions are
not governed by knowledge, but by custom, precedent and habit. i.e.
(Mental and Physical). That
the only way we can get ourselves to apply knowledge is by a determined
conscious effort in doing
something effectively with focus. Call to mind the fact that knowledge
unused passes from the
mind, that the value of the information is in the application of the
principle; continue this line of
thought until you gain sufficient insight to formulate a definite
program for applying this principle to
your own particular problem.
16. Wealth should then never be desired as an end, but simply as a means
of accomplishing an
end. Success is contingent upon a higher goal ideal than the mere
accumulation of riches, and he
who aspires to such success must formulate an ideal for which he is
willing to strive. Therefore, the
essence of what we will do with wealth must be codified into a purpose
of mind and desire. One
early 20th century author stated that he posed this question to a
multi-millionaire with a railroad
empire…. "Did you actually vision to yourself the whole thing? I mean,
did you, or could you, really
close your eyes and see the tracks? And the trains running? And hear the
whistles blowing? Did you
go as far as that?" "Yes." "How clearly?" "Very clearly."
Visualization must, of course, be directed by the will; we are to
visualize exactly what we want; we
must be careful not to let the imagination run riot. Thought is the
plastic material with which we
build images of our growing conception of life. Use determines its
existence. We can form our own
mental images, through our own interior processes of thought regardless
of the thoughts of others,
regardless of exterior conditions, regardless of environment of every
kind, and it is by the exercise of
this power that we can control our own destiny, body, mind and soul. The
result will depend upon
the mental images from which it emanates; this will depend upon the
depth of the impression, the
predominance of the idea, the clarity of the vision, the boldness of the
Exercise: Try to bring yourself to a realization of the important fact
that harmony and happiness
are states of consciousness and do not depend upon the possession of
things. A billionaire can be
paralyzed by fear of losing it all. A pauper can have the strength and
courage of a Navy Seal.
Things are effects and come as a consequence of correct mental states.
So that if we desire material
possession of any kind our chief concern should be to acquire the mental
attitude which will bring
about the result desired. This mental attitude is brought about by a
realization of our spiritual nature
and our unity with the Universal Mind which is the substance of all
things. This realization will bring
about everything which is necessary for our complete enjoyment. This is
scientific or correct
thinking. When we succeed in bringing about this mental attitude it is
comparatively easy to realize
our desire as an already accomplished fact; when we can do this we shall
have found the "Truth"
which makes us "free" from every lack or limitation of any kind.
“Scientific thinking is a recognition of the creative nature of
spiritual energy and our ability to
17. We are accustomed to look upon the Universe with a lens of five
senses, and from these
experiences our anthropomorphic conceptions originate, but true
conceptions are only secured by
spiritual insight. This insight requires a quickening of the vibrations
of the Mind, and is only secured
when the mind is continuously concentrated in a given direction. The
subconscious mind may be
aroused and brought into action in any direction and made to serve us
for any purpose, by
concentration. All mental discovery and attainment are the result of
desire plus concentration; desire
is the strongest mode of action; the more persistent the desire, the
more authoritative the revelation.
Desire added to concentration will wrench any secret from nature.
Vibration is the action of thought; it is vibration which reaches out
and attracts the material
necessary to construct and build. There is nothing mysterious concerning
the power of thought;
concentration simply implies that consciousness can be focalized to the
point where it becomes
identified with the object of its attention. Always concentrate on the
ideal as an already existing fact;
this is the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those
causes which guide, direct and
bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest in form.
Exercise: Concentrate as nearly as possible in accordance with the
method outlined in this lesson;
let there be no conscious effort or activity associated with your
purpose. Relax completely, avoid any
thought of anxiety as to results. Remember that power comes through
repose. Let the thought dwell
upon your objective and ideal pictures, until you ARE completely
identified with it, until you are
conscious of nothing else. Lesson: If you wish to eliminate fear,
concentrate on courage, if you
wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance, and if you wish to
eliminate disease, concentrate
“Intuition usually comes in the Silence; great minds seek solitude
frequently.” Dr. C. Haanel
18. Thought is the invisible link by which the individual comes into
communication with the
Universal, the finite with the Infinite, the seen with the Unseen.
Thought is the magic by which the
human is transformed into a being who thinks and knows and feels and
acts. Growth is conditioned
on reciprocal action, and we find that on the mental plane like attracts
like, that mental vibrations
respond only to the extent of their vibratory harmony. It is clear,
therefore, that thoughts of
abundance and health will respond only to similar thoughts. The
connecting link between the
individual and the Universal is Thought, and Love and Inner Harmony (a
powerful emotion and
feeling) is what fuels thought into manifestation or cooperation from
Exercise: Concentrate upon your power to create; seek insight,
perception; try to find a logical basis
for the faith which is in you. Let the thought dwell on the fact that
the physical man lives and moves
and has his being in the sustainer of all organic life air, that he must
breathe to live. Then let the
thought rest on the fact that the spiritual man also lives and moves and
has his being in a similar but
subtler energy upon which he must depend for life, and that as in the
physical world, no life assumes
form until after a seed (design) is sown, and no higher fruit than that
of the parent stock can be
produced; so in the spiritual world no effect can be produced until the
seed is sown and the fruit will
depend upon the nature of the seed, so that the results which you secure
depend upon your
perception of law in the mighty domain of causation, the highest
evolution of human consciousness.
19. In the Moral World we find the same law; we speak of good and evil,
but Good is a reality,
something tangible, while Evil is found to be simply a negative
condition, the absence of Good. We
know that the ability of the individual to think in constructive ways is
his ability to act upon the
Universal Mind and convert it into dynamic mind, or mind in motion. We
have then come to know
that Mind is the only principle which is operative in the physical,
mental, moral and spiritual world.
Exercise: Concentrate, and when I use the word concentrate, I mean all
that the word implies;
become so absorbed in the object of your thought that you are conscious
of nothing else, and do
this a few minutes every day. You take the necessary time to eat in
order that the body may be
nourished, why not take the time to assimilate your mental food? Let the
thought rest on the fact
that appearances are deceptive. The earth is not flat, neither is it
stationary; the sky is not a dome,
the sun does not move, the stars are not small specks of light, and
matter which was once supposed
to be fixed has been found to be in a state of perpetual flux. Try to
realize that the day is fast
approaching -- its dawn is now at hand -- when modes of thought and
action must be adjusted to
rapidly increasing knowledge of the operation of eternal principles.
20. God is Spirit. Spirit is the Creative Principle of the Universe. Man
is made in the image and
likeness of God. Man is therefore a spiritual being. The only activity
which spirit possesses is the
power to think. Thinking is therefore a creative process. All form is
therefore the result of the
thinking process. When you begin to perceive that the essence of the
Universal is within yourself --
is you -- you begin to do things; you begin to feel your power; it is
the fuel which fires the
imagination; which lights the torch of inspiration; which gives vitality
to thought; which enables you
to connect with all the invisible forces of the Universe. It is this
power which will enable you to plan
fearlessly, to execute masterfully. This "breath of life" is a
It is the essence of the "I am." It is pure "Being" or Universal
Substance, and our conscious unity
with it enables us to localize it, and thus exercise the powers of this
creative energy. Thought which
is in harmony with the Universal Mind will result in corresponding
conditions. Thought which is
destructive or discordant will produce corresponding results. You may
use thought constructively or
destructively, but the immutable law will not allow you to plant a
thought of one kind and reap the
fruit of another.
You may have all the wealth in the world, but unless you recognize it
and make use of it, it will have
no value; so with your spiritual wealth: unless you recognize it and use
it, it will have no value.
Lesson: Inspiration is from within. The Silence is necessary, the senses
must be stilled, the muscles
relaxed, repose cultivated. When you have thus come into possession of a
sense of poise and power
you will be ready to receive the information or inspiration or wisdom
which may be necessary for
the development of your purpose.
Exercise: Go into the Silence and concentrate on the fact that "In him
we live and move and have
our being" is literally and scientifically exact! That you ARE because
He IS, that if He is
Omnipresent He must be in you. That if He is all in all you must be in
Him! That He is Spirit and
you are made in "His image and likeness" and that the only difference
between His spirit and your
spirit is one of degree, that a part must be the same in kind and
quality as the whole. When you can
realize this clearly you will have found the secret of the creative
power of thought, you will have
found the origin of both good and evil, you will have found the secret
of the wonderful power of
concentration, you will have found the key to the solution of every
problem whether physical,
financial, or environmental.
21. “A Master-Mind thinks big thoughts. The creative energies of mind
find no more difficulty in
handling large situations, than small ones.” Everything which we hold in
our consciousness for any
length of time becomes impressed upon our subconscious and so becomes a
pattern which the
creative energy will wave into our life and environment. This is the
secret of the wonderful power of
prayer The real secret of power is consciousness of power. The Universal
Mind is unconditional;
therefore, the more conscious we become of our unity with this mind, the
less conscious we shall
become of conditions and limitations, and as we become emancipated or
freed from conditions we
come into a realization of the unconditional. We have become free! Thus,
prayer, meditation, and
focused thought can be extremely effective in reaching your heights.
It is no easy matter to change the mental attitude, but by persistent
effort it may be accomplished.
The mental attitude is patterned after the mental pictures which have
been photographed on the
brain. If you do not like the pictures, destroy the negatives and create
new pictures; this is the art of
visualization. The Divine Mind makes no exceptions to favor any
individual; but when the individual
understands and realizes his Unity with the Universal principle he will
appear to be favored because
he will have found the source of all health, all wealth, and all power.
Exercise: Concentrate on the Truth. Try to realize that the Truth shall
make you free, that is,
nothing can permanently stand in the way of your perfect success when
you learn to apply the
scientifically correct thought methods and principles. Realize that you
are externalizing in your
environment your inherent soul potencies. Realize that the Silence
offers an ever-available and
almost unlimited opportunity for awakening the highest conception of
Truth. Try to comprehend
that Omnipotence itself is absolute silence, all else is change,
activity, limitation. Silent thought
concentration is therefore the true method of reaching, awakening, and
then expressing the
wonderful potential power of the world within.
22. Thoughts are spiritual seeds, which, when planted in the
subconscious mind, have a tendency to
sprout and grow, but unfortunately the fruit is frequently not to our
liking. To remain healthy and
regain health, we must increase the inflow and distribution of vital
energy throughout the system,
and this can only be done by eliminating thoughts of fear, worry, care,
anxiety, jealousy, hatred, and
every other destructive thought, which tend to tear down and destroy
optimal health. It is through
the law of vibration that the mind exercises this control over the body.
We know that every mental
action is a vibration, and we know that all form is simply a mode of
motion, a rate of vibration.
Therefore, any given vibration immediately modifies every atom in the
body, every life cell is
affected and an entire chemical change is made in every group of life
cells. Through cooperation
with our body, cell life and regeneration can be maintained at its
Exercise: Concentrate on Tennyson's beautiful lines "Speak to Him, thou,
for He hears, and spirit
with spirit can meet, Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands
and feet." Then try to
realize that when you do "Speak to Him" you are in touch with
Omnipotence. This realization and
recognition of this Omnipresent power will quickly destroy any and every
form of sickness or
suffering and substitute harmony and perfection. Of course we should see
a doctor if they can
remove an infection and fix a problem. Thus, we should cooperate with
all those available who
should help us in a truthful manner while also cooperating with our
bodies and spirit to heal,
regenerate, and reach abundance. You will then more readily appreciate
the ideal man, the man made
in the image and likeness of God, and you will more readily appreciate
the all originating Mind that
forms, upholds, sustains, originates, and creates all there is.
23. One of the highest laws of success is service. Service to yourself
and to humanity. It is inevitable
that the entertainment of positive, constructive and unselfish thoughts
should have a far-reaching
effect for good. Compensation is the keynote of the universe. Nature is
constantly seeking to strike
an equilibrium. Where something is sent out something must be received;
else there should be a
You can make a money magnet of yourself, but to do so you must first
consider how you can make
money for other people. We make money by making friends, and we enlarge
our circle of friends by
making money for them, by helping them, by being of service to them. The
first law of success then
is service, and this in turn is built on integrity and justice. Keep in
mind, generous thoughts filled
with strength and vitality. Giving without expectation will form a
vacuum which must be filled.
Therefore, the laws of cause and effect will favor you with your sincere
assistance and service to
Helping Others Mentally: If you desire to help someone, to destroy some
form of lack, limitation or
error, the correct method is not to think of the person whom you wish to
help; the intention to help
them is entirely sufficient, as this puts you in mental touch with the
person. Then drive out of your
own mind any belief of lack, limitation, disease, danger, difficulty or
whatever the trouble might be.
As soon as you have succeeded is doing this the result will have been
accomplished, and the person
will be free.
Attention develops concentration, and concentration develops Spiritual
Power, and Spiritual Power
is the mightiest force in existence. The power of attention is called
concentration; this power is
directed by the will; for this reason we must refuse to concentrate or
think of anything except the
things we desire. "Spirituality" is quite "practical," very "practical,"
intensely "practical." It teaches
that Spirit is the Real Thing, the Whole Thing, and that Matter is but
plastic stuff, which Spirit is
able to create, mould, manipulate, and fashion to its will. Spirituality
is the most "practical" thing in
the world -- the only really and absolutely "practical" thing that there
Exercise: Concentrate on the fact that man is not a body with a spirit,
but a spirit with a body, and
that it is for this reason that his desires are incapable of any
permanent satisfaction in anything not
spiritual. Money is therefore of no value except to bring about the
conditions which we desire, and
these conditions are necessarily harmonious. Harmonious conditions
necessitate sufficient supply, so
that if there appears to be any lack, we should realize that the idea or
soul of money is service, and as
this thought takes form, channels of supply will be opened, and you will
have the satisfaction of
knowing that spiritual methods are entirely practical.
24. If you have practiced each of the exercises a few minutes every day,
as suggested, you will have
found that you can get out of life exactly what you wish by first
putting into life that which you wish.
Every form of concentration, forming Mental Images, Constructive
Argument, and Autosuggestion
are all simply methods by which you are enabled to realize the Truth.
When you master these steps, you will have mastered TRUTH. The method
for removing this error
is to go into the Silence and know the Truth; as all mind is one mind,
you can do this for yourself or
anyone else. If you have learned to form mental images of the conditions
desired, this will be the
easiest and quickest way to secure results; if not, results can be
accomplished by argument, by the
process of convincing yourself absolutely of the truth of your
The absolute truth is that the "I" is perfect and complete; the real "I"
is spiritual and can therefore
never be less than perfect; it can never have any lack, limitation, or
disease. The flash of genius does
not have origin in the molecular motion of the brain; it is inspired by
the ego, the spiritual "I" which
is one with the Universal Mind, and it is our ability to recognize this
Unity which is the cause of all
inspiration, all genius.
Most people understand this word “GOD” to mean something outside of
themselves; while exactly
the contrary is the fact. It is our very life. Without it we would be
dead. We would cease to exist. The
minute the spirit leaves the body, our bodies are as nothing. Therefore,
spirit is really, all there is of
us. When the truth of this statement is realized, understood, and
appreciated, you will have come
into mystical possession of the Master’s Secret. ۞
Now, the only activity which the spirit possesses is the power to think.
Therefore, thought must be
creative, because spirit is creative. This creative power is impersonal
and your ability to think is your
ability to control it and make use of it for the benefit of yourself and
others. The conditions with
which you meet in the world without are invariably the result of the
conditions obtaining in the
world within, therefore it follows with scientific accuracy that by
holding the perfect ideal in mind
you can bring about ideal conditions in your environment. What is meant
by thinking? Clear,
decisive, calm, deliberate, sustained thought with a definite end in
view. What will be the result?
You will also be able to say, "It is not I that doeth the works, but the
‘Father’ that dwelleth within
me, He doeth the works." You will come to know that the "Father" is the
Universal Mind and that
the Essence of the Supreme really and truly does dwell within you, in
other words, you will come to
know that the wonderful promises made in Scripture are fact, not
fiction, and can be demonstrated
by anyone having sufficient understanding.
Each student should focus on these steps:
1. What are your desires? Define them.
2. Are you willing to write out what you “want to be” and what you want
for yourself. Can you
be specific? Can you ask for more that you ever believed you could
3. Can you envision your ideal circumstances? Try and see them vividly.
4. Do you have the ability to select a definite ideal, goal and purpose
to materialize? Can you
specify what you desire in concrete forms written on paper and in the
5. Are you willing to engage a harmonious relationship with the world
and universe? Can you
cultivate a thankful heart and practice/express gratitude on a daily
6. Are you willing to take action? Can you bolding begin your dream? Are
you willing to ask
others for insight, cooperation and help?
7. Are you willing to focus and concentrate on constructive ideals and
goals? Can you give your
attention to one primary aim “all day every day”? Can you give your all
– day in and day out
to your ideal or goal?
8. Can you affirm to yourself verbally and with mental images the
successful completion of
9. Are you willing to consider yourself worthy of having a fuller and
richer life. Can you
arrange your affairs so that you can receive what you earn or take
delivery of gifts of grace
10. Is it possible for you to believe that you have possession of your
desires NOW and IN THIS
MOMENT as if you actually HAVE them in MIND…. Can you imagine yourself
being, or having what you really want. Why not?
11. Can you live, speak and act in a proactive way in which your words,
thoughts and actions are
in concordance with prosperity, abundance, and peace.
12. Are you willing to be grateful for the things you have and the
things you do not have yet?
13. Are you willing to engage your desires and passions with emotions of
love and gratitude.
14. Can you practice seeing what you want in your minds eye on a regular
24-28 - Module Twenty-Five Through Twenty Eight – Observations
The wisdom in the first 24 MODULES must be analyzed in the totality of
Each person is unique with varying talents and abilities, and ALL people
have talent and abilities to
be cultivated and honed on the mental, spiritual, and physical planes.
All persons have a divine right
to live, prosper and love in an abundant and creative environment. All
things are possible with
desire, faith, love, harmonious action and constructive thinking. It
should be remembered that these
steps below are important in our quest for excellence and peace. Take
the best ideas from the list
below and use them to improve your life: 
1. The use of concentration and focus in your endeavors is vital. “Right
Now” is the only moment in
time that you HAVE to LIVE and to be of service. Not yesterday and not
2. Waste must be eliminated or transformed. Non-useful mental energies,
thoughts and actions should
be processed, avoided, or eliminated. Further, the body is Your temple;
thus, you should consider
the most constructive engagement of activities to revitalize and improve
your body, mind and soul.
3. Cycles of growth and life occur. You may go through phases of
struggle, challenge, strengthening,
and transcendence. Analyze the cycles of your life. Your growth leads to
greater abilities, lessons
learned, & knowledge.
4. Your body desires “life force”. One of the ways to achieve greater
life force is through breathing,
meditation, and exercise. There are multitudes of activities and
exercise that induce breathing,
rejuvenation and the building of mental, spiritual, and physical
fitness. It is your job to contemplate
how to best accomplish this.
5. Staying connected with the source and forces of the Universe requires
willingness. This connection
also affords you stronger abilities to propel mind thought into the
universe through prayer,
contemplation, meditation or concentration.
6. The character of your thought is YOU. What you think is your reality.
Your perception and peace
of mind is governed by the quality and harmonious nature of your
7. Love and spiritual harmony is the missing ingredient to success. Your
thoughts attract like thoughts.
Your thoughts and desires mixed with feeling-emotion and blended with
love will manifest
opportunities and blessings. You will serve humanity and achieve your
highest good with the use of
Love Energy and Love Thought. Sometimes love energy can be equated with
magnetism also. The good news is that sexual magnetism and love energy
can be harnessed and
directed into your relationships, success, growth and other areas in a
8. You determine your conscious relation to “ALL that IS” including
people, places, things & the
universal spirit. Your conscious thoughts are vibrations that surround
you and vibrations sent out
into the world. Harmonious thoughts will attract people toward you.
9. Blessings, focus, praise and gratitude directed toward anything or
anyone will tend to bring that
person or thing into your life. Thus, what you focus on expands. What is
not important to you will
tend to leave you, and this includes people, things, spirit force, or
different types of thinking.
10. Surround yourself with experts and those who understand your
desires. Form win-win relationships.
As you give, you will receive in return.
11. Be aware of opportunities. People will offer proposals and ideas.
You must be ready and willing to
receive or use them.
12. Communication is key. Learn to speak, write, and communicate with
others about your goals. Learn
to ask for help, follow through, and give and receive to facilitate a
more abundant life.
13. Learn to love yourself as worthy of all the good that the universe
has to offer. Speak, act and do
“AS IF” you are worthy. Do NOT discuss your past difficulties, faults or
circumstances. If you must, do it with a spiritual advisor or analyst.
14. For specific goals and desires, try to relax and imagine the
specific desire as you want it, as if you
have it, detailing the picture on your mental screen, capturing the
emotion, and harvesting the
essence of the desire. Feel the joy of fulfilling the desire and love
the thought of it unfolding. Hold
the thought images clearly and often to further develop your thoughts.
15. Remember that truth can be more than meets the eye. Try and see
beyond what is apparent.
Sometimes the eventual outcomes of your plans are better that you could
16. Action is the catalyst to propel your mental and spiritual advances.
As you enhance and advance at
all spiritual levels, your intuition and mind thoughts will guide you to
do more and more toward the
fulfillment of your desires. You will achieve things one by one
effectively which leads you to your
17. Waking up from the 3rd dimensional dream-state world and recognizing
you are finally in the 4th
dimension of co-creation with the universe is the fruit of our research,
reading, and exercise of these
principles. You are now master of your destiny in harmony and
cooperation with the source of ALL
and the universe.
18. Flowing from all of these steps and suggestions, these blessings
will allow you to guide and help
others. You give of yourself & teach others so that you can keep your
flow with the universe and
fullness of life. 
The Elemental Mind and Body
It is somewhat essential to know that we are not merely this visible
body, but have a vital body to
charge it with energy, a desire body to spend this force, a mind to
guide our exertions in channels of
reason, and that we are virgin spirits enmeshed in a threefold veil as
It is also interesting to contemplate that the physical body is the
material counterpart of the Divine
Spirit, that the vital body is a replica of the Life Spirit, and that
the desire body is the shadow of the
Human Spirit, the mind forming the link between the threefold spirit and
the threefold body.
Even when a seeker analyzes the various cultures around the world, you
may find that the soul,
mind, self, and spirit may be made up of various parts.
“I AM NOT MY EGO” is a saying that most of us would agree with. There is
Something in the Heart that you might refer to as “ME” or your higher
As with Ancient Celtic Faiths, the soul or spirit is an inherently
complex manifestation. We will not
go into depth here, but it is important to consider that the spirit
includes: Soul Essence, Animating
Breath of Life or Silver Chord, The Body Perception, The Shadow Geist,
The Hame Skin, The
Fetch Opposite or Feminine, The Mind Emotion, the Memory or Sippe Primal
Ancestry, The Wit 5 Senses of perception, The Will of Boldness and
Creation, the Mood of Base
Emotions, and the Wode of Higher passions.
In putting this all together, there is the self that wills to survive
and attain, the spirit that desires
creation and natural expression, and the Mind which assists with memory
and function on a
conscious and subconscious level.
Many writers have implied that we must maintain balance with the various
parts of our soul, self,
and mind much like we maintain balance with Body, Mind and Spirit. Some
writers refer to the
Vital or Elemental body as the part of you that serves you in many ways
with confidence, creation,
support and energy. Much like an imaginary childhood friend, this vital
or elemental body is always
there to help you, meet with you, talk with you, and assist you. It is
your job to nurture it and keep
it healthy. 
Some Metaphysical Observations
It seems that the whole dynamic message contained in prosperity
teachings hinges on the concept of
ideas, mind and mind stuff that can propel energy or communication.
However, to work with the
forms of mind stuff, the individual consciousness must have a stream of
something called thought.
Random thought can be a waste of energy and time for all involved.
However, thought that is
inspired by ideas has great power. Thought with purpose, feeling, and
concentration is even more
As we must remember, when we connect to and activate the supernatural
MIND within, we are
inspired with the divine ideas of: innovation, change, growth, and
creation. Acting and seizing upon
this new 6th sense that is tied to your natural expressive self is the
KEY to right livelihood, effort,
and action. Stop fighting and resisting growth and your potential. You
and Your constructive
dreams and ideas are your purpose and wealth. It is an unlimited supply
of being and creative
When a person stops struggling and quits the debating society, SOMETHING
openness and willingness appears. It is an energy of great force. Hope
is good because it signifies
an openness to surrender to something greater which many persons refer
to the supernatural energy
of faith power. To transcend struggle and hope is to begin singing the
praises of creation.
Discouragement, frustration, blame and justified anger drain great
amounts of spiritual energy from
anyone. To choose a new world view takes great effort but this choice
soon becomes a skill of
discernment. To develop this skill, we must overcome laziness and
self-anointed victimhood as
soon as possible. However, much like a mental gymnasium, any man or
woman can begin a shift of
consciousness with practice and open-mindedness. A consciousness with a
bedrock foundation of
gratitude, acceptance, peace , willingness, and desire can lead to a
real shift toward tangible belief
It is not the quantity of spirituality; it is the quality of Faith and
Knowingness. Even if part of your
conscious has doubt of fear, the small and unshakable foundation of
faith will immunize your SELF
from false appearances. As we all know, a tiny amount of light prevents
darkness from existing and
your inner light will invariably grow if you allow it and are willing to
receive it. Meet the universe
half-way with good cheer and a world view backed by love, thanks and
praise, and the heavens will
continue to shower you with abundance and opportunity to serve humanity.
The reason for studying these concepts is this. You can render no
greater service to humanity than
to make the most of yourself. Without a proper view of yourself and the
world of opportunity in
life, you may never begin to engage life and living in a way to maximize
the fullness of your
existence. Because poverty and ignorance generally interfere with
freedom and love, we begin to ask
all who read these teachings if you are ready to recreate your world and
reinvent your soul essence.
On this physical plane, we see that like causes do IN FACT cause like
effects. Thus, if we desire a
certain result, we use the method or formula that proves most effective.
So, most people recognize
that a recipe has certain ingredients, but most in this world do not
comprehend that CREATION
and TRUE Success has certain mental and spiritual ingredients also.
Nature itself is responsive to your mind. It is an undeniable fact. The
original or primordial
substance can be molded by spiritual mind. Because we have not achieved
the advanced stages of
our spiritual evolution, we are working now in the beginning phases of
cognitive transcendence and
mastery, but even at this stage, an average person can become endowed
with more power that then
had ever hoped and wished for.
Without perfect manifestation, we are using the strategies that allow
advance creation. These tactics
are spiritual in nature, but dramatically speed up progress on both the
physical and spiritual plane for
anyone who is willing to use them.
Begin NOW to cultivate your burning desires and life’s purpose.
(Things that you truly want
to do and are willing to commit wholeheartedly to). You can also refer
to this as your
intentions and goals. Make a list of things you want to achieve and
begin honing you plans
and objectives. Make a list of things about yourself that you want to
improve, and begin to
think about these also.
Simply allow yourself believe in one Intelligent Substance where you
acknowledgement. The universe wants to help you, it has unlimited
supply, and only desires
your cooperation by meeting it ½ way.
Realize that what you desire is available to be yours with Grateful
Heartfelt Emotion and
Faith and you only need to say the word to have it begin to become
Form a blueprint of what you desire in your mind and on your mental
picture screen. See it
each and every day and allow it to be cultivated and specific in nature.
Give you attention wholly to prosperity and thoughts of creation.
Since Belief is All Important, it best serves you to stay away from
people, places and
entertainment that you know will interfere with your Constructive Path
Consciousness. Quit struggling and start: Doing and Being.
Do all you can each day without haste or hurry that leads to the
completion of your goals or
desires. Do things one at a time as best you can.
Do not focus on the poverty and ills of the world. Take action to
protect and improve
yourself. You will then be able to help others all you want after you
have become truly
prosperous on the inside and out.
Jesuit Initiation and Exercises
Because of the influence upon Louisiana Society of the French and German
Churches in the 1700’s,
the surreptitious exercises of the Catholic Hierarchy also were
integrated into the teachings of the
secret lodges. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola,
(written approx. 1522-1524) are a set
of meditations, prayers and mental exercises, available in book formats,
designed to be carried out
over a period of 28 to 30 days. The exercises were designed to take
place in the setting of a secluded
retreat. The Exercises are divided into "four weeks" of varying lengths
with four major themes: sin,
the life of Jesus, the Passion of Jesus and the Resurrection of Jesus.
The exercises presume that the
human soul is continually drawn in two directions of either
Godliness/Spirit or toward
physical/baseness. The Exercises are undertaken with the help of a
trained spiritual advisor and
could be done individually or in a regular group. After the Society of
Jesus (Jesuit Order) was
formed, the exercises became a required component of the Jesuit
novitiate training program. 
The primary focus of the exercises is to assist the candidate in these
To help one draw closer to God and particularly cultivate a loving
relationship with Jesus
To learn to use a relationship with Christ to guide your daily living.
To align with the Will of God.
To cultivate humility.
To engage a spiritual catharsis to purge individual sin.
To learn forgiveness, seek penitence, and draw closer to God.
To seek and find God in all things.
To limit, understand, and subdue the physical plane sins of: Pride,
Lust, Greed, Gluttony,
Anger, Envy and Sloth. By praying and working with another to help
temptations, the postulant frees their mind and spirit and draws closer
to God or Jesus in
To relate personally to Jesus Christ (God incarnate) as a living human
person and then to
articulate and defend this faith.
To participate actively in human society in the service of others
To learn to better pray and commune with the Supreme.
To grow and become more "contemplative in action”.
|*The 450 year old methods of St. Ignatius continue to be some of the
most effective means of fine
tuning your spiritual essence and sharpening the individual’s spiritual
Taoism – The Ancient Asian Wisdom
The Classic Text of the Dao De Jing by Lao Tzu - Taoism, Tao or DAO –
The Loge respects
the teachings that were brought to the West by Alexander the Great after
the exposure to the
oriental wisdom of India.
Taoism could be the most ancient of the Chinese Religious Philosophies
possibly dating farther back
than 3000 BC. The philosophy has quite amazing undertones of tuning in
with nature both
externally and internally. Because Tao is considered the underlying
force or spirit of everything, the
use of or invoking of the word Tao has a very spiritual essence. Many
writers refer to Tao much like
Westerners would refer to the “power of the universe” or “the forces of
nature”. It can also be said
that a Taoist is a Spiritual Alchemist who believes that the physical
and spiritual body is at one with
ALL as the internal mind is corresponding to the external all.
Taoists accept that the Tao is all permeating, a great oneness from
which all things emanate.
Moreover, a Taoist generally believes in the Eastern Philosophy that
each of us is a microcosm of
the great ALL where the power of Yin and Yang are involved. Ying and
Yang may be discusses as
differences in thought such as reality and illusion or logic versus
emotion. Hermetic thought may
more distinguish Yin and Yang by discussing the gender related aspects
of Yin and Yang such as: the
feminine Yin power of creativity.
With the All Permeating Force and Energy, Taoists believe that we are in
an unformed and natural
state. Thus, our cooperation with the Tao allows co-creation of our
lives. As such, our thinking and
“way of life” actually creates our world. Also, Taoists are adherents to
variations of breathing
exercises which involves bringing in life energy. This is also a pathway
to become more at-one with
the ALL in breath , life, silence or thinking. Naturally, Taoists enjoy
breathing exercises where the
vitality of life is inhaled while exhaling the impurities of the body
Taoists lean toward natural expression. This belief coincides with
flowing with life instead of
fighting against it. Many say that the Taoist life involves more
spontaneous and free conduct.
Moreover, Neo-Taoists seem to have a great focus on a stricter
Authenticity in living and being true
to your nature.
Additionally, emptiness in Taoism is something that brings us closer to
Tao. For example: moving
aside the racing thoughts of our daily life, becoming still & relaxed,
and listening to our heart or
Because Taoism is always open to change, it is considered an optimistic
change can also be facilitated by putting yourself into another’s
position mentally and emotionally to
see their perspective. Further, it may be healthy to analyze our
perception of others to evaluate our
Overall, expressing your true nature and talents allows the practitioner
to be in tune with the TAO.
Using opposing forces to your advantage is one of the key elements to
the Mental and Physical
TAO Philosophy. This is quite similar to the Egyptian and Greek points
of the Kyballion Hermetic
System. As such, Taoism is a preemptive philosophy that aspires to
mitigate problems or optimize
success by taking action sooner rather than later.
Like the Myth of the Yellow Emperor who backed off from micromanaging
his people, Taoist
beliefs suggest that non-interference with people can actually allow
them to flower and unfold better
than our expectations toward their true place or “right livelihood”.
This philosophical aspect of
Taoism emphasizes various themes found in the Tao Te Ching (___) such
as: naturalness, vitality,
peace, "non-action" (wu wei), purity/emptiness (refinement), harmony,
the strength of softness (or
flexibility), and in the Zhuangzi ____such as receptiveness,
spontaneity, the relativism of human
ways of life, ways of speaking and guiding behavior.
Taoist Core Concepts and Beliefs
1. Tao is the primal-cause of the universe. It is a force that permeates
through all life.
2. The Tao surrounds everyone and therefore all people must be aware to
3. Each practitioner’s goal is to harmonize themselves with the Tao.
4. The Taoist scholars view the many gods as manifestations of the one
Dao, "which could not be
represented as an image or a particular thing." Taoists seek solutions
to life's challenges through
inner meditation and outer observation.
5. Taoists strongly promote vitality through breath exercises. Each
person must nurture the
Ch'i (air, breath) that has been given to them.
6. Development of virtue is one's chief task. The Three Jewels of Virtue
to be sought out are:
compassion, moderation and humility.
7. Taoists follow the art of "wu wei," which is to let nature take its
8. One should plan in advance and be mindful of consequences
9. A Taoists extends kindness to others, in part because such an action
tends to be
10. Taoists believe that "people are compassionate by nature and
inherently good...left to their own devices
people will show compassion without expecting a reward."
11. The 5 main organs and orifices of the body correspond to the 5 parts
of the sky: water, fire,
wood, metal and earth.
12. Time is cyclical, not linear as in Western thinking. i.e. cycles of
life will occur.
NOTE: TAO is included herein because of the mystic wisdom exchanged in
the invasions and
battles of Alexander the Great as they entered and left their mark with
Buddhism beginning in India and Confucian thought flowing through Asia,
the Rosicrucian held this
wisdom in high esteem. Ancient Taoism and Vedic thought also includes
DIESM in the same
manner as Hellenistic, Romanic, and Hermetic thought includes the
supreme force and energies.
Analysis by Magus Incognito and Supreme Magus
Chakras and Eastern Exercises
Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means circle or wheel. For the purposes
of this topic, we will focus
on the Hindu model As such, other models such as the Chinese, Bon, and
Tantric models do exist.
In Hinduism, chakras are part of a complex set of ideas related to
esoteric anatomy. This particular
system may have originated in about the 11th century AD, and rapidly
became popular. Chakras are
generally explained as energy centers in the spine located at major
branchings of the body's nervous
system, beginning at the base of the spinal column and moving up to the
top of the head, Chakras
are considered to be a point or nexus of metaphysical energy of the
human body. The primary
chakras are commonly described as: 
Muladhara (Sanskrit: Mūlādhāra) Lower body - our connection to the
earth and the physical
plane – Survival and Operation – Color Red
Swadhisthana (Sanskrit: Svādhisthāna) Reproductive gland region of the
body -our creative
and procreative urges and drives. – Color Orange
Manipura (Sanskrit: Manipūra) Stomach/navel - energy center for power
and desires (location: solar plexus) – Color Yellow
Anahata (Sanskrit: Anāhata) Heart - energy center for love – Color
Vishuddha (Sanskrit: Viśuddha) Throat - center for expression – Color
Ajna (Sanskrit: Ājñā) Eyebrow or forehead between brows - our psychic
powers – Color
Sahasrara (Sanskrit: Sahasrāra) Top of head and crown - connection
with the Cosmic or the
divine. – Color Violet
If you read the “health exercise” contained in this book, you will see
that prayer, breath-work,
meditation, visualization, and recognition of health and peace can be
taken point-by-point through
the body using a quasi-chakra observance system. When doing the Health
Exercise in this book, you
also imagine a healing light going through each Chakra Region.
Exercise: Sit in a Chair or Lie Down. Close your eyes. Take in air in
your nose, hold it for 7
seconds, and let it out of your mouth slowly. Do this at least 3 times
to enter a relaxed state.
Clench your fists and extend your fingers as far as they will go a few
times and put your hands in
your lap. Now clear your mind and imagine a peaceful scene such as a
mountain meadow with
flowers or calm lake. Now, begin with the Top of the head or crown or
you can also begin with the
Base or Lower body. Go through each of the 7 sections in one direction.
The colors are
ROY.G.BIV with Red beginning with the Lower Body and the Head/Crown
being the Color
Now, go through all 7 colors “one by one” imaging the color of each
chakra and each section of the
body. Imaging each color purifying and regenerating the body “one by
one”. Relax and purify each
section of the body “one by one”. When you are finished the exercise
from Crown to Lower or
Lower to Higher, release any impure energy to the universe while taking
a few breaths from the nose
and blowing out from the mouth. Then, express a mental thanks to the
Supreme for the healing
energy. Open your eyes.
Native American Spirituality
Because there are and were so many tribes and nations of American
Indians in North and Latin
America, we are going to use this section to list some contemplative
quotes from famous American
Indians or their leaders and Chiefs. This section is a necessary
observance for the Lodge of Parfaits
1764 in the USA because the Loge de Parfaits was the first Illumined
Order with exposure to
original American Spirituality.
1) As John Mohawk most eloquently expressed: - The natural world is our
bible. We don’t
have chapters and verses; we have trees and fish and animals. The
creation is the
manifestation of energy through matter. Because the universe is made up
of energy, the options for that manifestation are infinite. But we have
to admit that the way
it has manifested itself is organized. In fact, it is the most intricate
organization. We can’t
know how we impact on its law; we can talk only about how its law
impacts upon us. We
can make no judgment about nature. The Indian sense of natural law is
that nature informs
us and it is our obligation to read nature as you would a book, to feel
nature as you would a
poem, to touch nature as you would yourself, to be a part of that and
step into its cycles as
much as you can.
2) Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin - The Great Spirit is in all
things, he is in
the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our
nourishes us and that which we put into the ground she returns to us.
3) Black Elk Oglala Sioux Holy Man - 1863-1950 - You have noticed that
Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World
always works in circles,
and everything tries to be round..... The Sky is round, and I have heard
that the earth is
round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest
power, whirls. Birds make
their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.... Even
the seasons form a great
circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were.
The life of a man is
a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where
4) Lone Man (Isna-la-wica) Teton Sioux ... I have seen that in any great
undertaking it is
not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.
5) In his book, The Earth Shall Weep, James Wilson expands his thoughts
American Creation Myth.: Yet for all their range and variety, these
stories often have a
similar feel to them. When you set them alongside the biblical Genesis,
the common features
suddenly appear in sharp relief; they seem to glow with the newness and
creation, offering vivid explanations for the behavior of an animal, the
shape of a rock or a
mountain, which you can still encounter in the here and now. Many tribes
and nations call
themselves, in their own languages, 'the first people', the 'original
people', or the 'real people',
and their stories place them firmly in a place of special power and
telling them that they are locked out of Eden, the Indians' myths
confirm that (unless they
have been displaced by European contact and settlement) they still live
in the place for
which they were made; either the site of their own emergence or
creation, or a 'Promised
Land' which they have attained through long migration.
6) Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725 - "When it comes time to die, be not
like those whose
hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they
weep and pray for a
little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing
your death song, and die
like a hero going home."
7) Sitting Bull Hunkpapa Sioux - "I am a red man. If the Great Spirit
had desired me to be a
white man he would have made me so in the first place. He put in your
heart certain wishes
and plans, in my heart he put other and different desires. Each man is
good in his sight. It is
not necessary for Eagles to be Crows. We are poor..but we are free. No
white man controls
our footsteps. If we must die...we die defending our rights."
Native American Spiritual Exercise:
The Seven Directions of the Medicine Wheel are: North, South, East,
Below/Earth, and within. Various American Tribes have believed that all
is interconnected with
spirit, nature, mental, and physical. The medicine wheel reminds us to
look each day at our sacred
balance and to keep inner harmony. Colors were associated with the four
nautical directions. This
can be done by yourself or in a circle with others. This is typically
done outside and in nature. The
exercise suggests that we enter the wheel from the East (face the East)
which is the direction of
renewal and birth. Focus on the East and think of cleansing and
oxygenating energy and take a few
1) We ask for the blessings of the direction of the East, the direction
of new beginnings,
inspiration, and the rising sun.
2) Then to the South, the direction of passion, heat, and enthusiasm
3) Then to West, the place of intuition and inner knowing
4) Then to the North, the place of communication and community
5) Then look below and we send loving energy deep into Mother Earth
6) Then to above and remember that we are connected to all there in the
universe and beyond
7) Then within and petition the Great Spirit by asking for THE presence
here with us now in
Descriptions of the Directions:
North: This is the direction of the Element Earth and the Power of Body.
The color is Blue and
represents turmoil, challenge, and opportunity. South: This is the
direction of the Element Fire and
the Power of Action. The color is White and it represents Peace and
Happiness. East: This is the
direction of the Element Air and the Power of Mind. The color is RED and
the East represents
Success and Victory. West: This is the direction of the Element Water
and the Power of Emotions.
The color is Black and represents the death of part of our thinking or
exit of the old.
Above/Heavens: This is the direction of Sky and Cosmos. Represents the
Zenith. Below: This is
the direction of Earth, Planet and Sacred Place. Represents Nadir.
Inside/Within: This is the
direction of Spirit Connection. Represents the Soul within.
Scottish Masonic Lodge Degrees - Morin Franken Rites – in Present Form
Today, the rites are known to the world as the Scottish system of rites.
Historically, the first
references to degrees of 20or more are the Rite Escossais or Scotch
Rites in the French Records.
The first Scottish or Ecosse Lodge was in the French city of Bordeaux.
It must be noted that
because of the interaction between England and Germanic lodges, that
there was a clear affect upon
these Haut or Higher Degrees.
The Morin or Franken system made its way to the Free Americas, and for
the first time, a true and
free system of Esoteric Metaphysics arose in the form of the Rose Croix
The First 3 degrees were to bring a candidate from darkness to light and
from infancy to adulthood.
Now that the candidate could see past what was apparent, the candidate
could be taught the higher
virtues and laws of metaphysics.
Degrees 4-14 were a lodge system of perfection. Degrees 15-18 were the
Chapter of the Rose Croix,
and the Council of Kadosh are the degrees of 19-30. As you can see,
number 4 to number 30
remains consistent with the 25 degree system. At this time, there are 2
consistory degrees of 31, and
32 plus the award of honor with the 33rd Degree.
After the Secret Loge de Parfait Escosse in New Orleans was chartered,
the Scottish Rite Supreme
Council was established in 1801. Approx. 35 years after the original
seeds of the Loge was planted in
Here is some commentary on the Metaphysical Degree System in its present
Degree 4 – Secret Master: Integrity, confidentiality, minding your own
Degree 5 – Perfect Master: Honesty, respect for others and your
Degree 6 – Intimate Secretary: Faithfulness, Zeal
Degree 7 – Provost and Judge: Fairness and Mercy – Tolerance of others,
allowing others to be
Degree 8 – Intendant of the Building: Charity and Service – Helping
widows and orphans and
those truly in need is part of taking care of the House.
Degree 9 – Elect of the Nine: Self Control of passion and base
instincts. Lower desires have
consequences. Balance of mind, body and spirit.
Degree 10 – Elect of the Fifteen: Equal Justice and Universal Freedom.
Degree 11 – Elect of the Twelve: Virtue is rewarded, Goodness Prevails,
Earnestness. Doing the
right thing will always have better consequences for the individual and
Degree 12 – Grand Master Architect: Attention is placed in each spirit
evolving to natural
expression, true place, and right living and work.
Degree 13 – Royal Arch of Solomon: Persistence. A person who masters
this degree will not be
deterred by simple challenges.
Degree 14 – Grand Elect Perfect and Sublime Mason: This degree shows the
growth begins on the inside of the individual. Transformation begins
Degree 15 – Knight of the Sword/East: Be true to your own personal faith
Degree 16 – Prince of Jerusalem: Duty, Fidelity, and Loyalty
Degree 17 – Knight of the East and West: Reverence to the Divine or
Veneration to a Supreme
Degree 18 – Knight of the Rose Croix: Principles of: Faith, Trust,
Confidence, and Charity
Degree 19 – Grand Pontiff: Must put faith in the power of Good. There
are competing forces of
light and dark, but light prevails All who observe spiritual goodness
have a common bond of unity.
Degree 20 – Master ad Vitam: Tolerance and becoming a master over your
own perception and
destiny. Confronting those who work against the happiness of society.
Degree 21 – Patriarch Noachite: Protecting your community and those you
love from wickedness.
Defending the innocent.
Degree 22 – Prince of Libanus: Right livelihood is critical to self
regard and productivity. Sloth is
a crime against self and humanity.
Degree 23 – Chief of the Tabernacle: Righteousness and Definite Purpose
for the good of all
involved is a powerful force of the Supreme. Sacrifice for the good of
all is sometimes required.
Degree 24 – Prince of the Tabernacle: Belief in a Higher Power and
something beyond what your
limited minds can see. Most of the world regards our knowledge of the
present to be conclusive,
when the universe goes far beyond our limited consciousness and
Degree 25 – Knight of the Brazen Serpent: Soul Purification and
Degree 26 – Prince of Mercy: Try to see things from another mans
perspective or competing sides.
Degree 27 – Commander of the Temple: Humility, Moderation and Self
Degree 28 – Knight of the Sun: Creation Process of the Tree of Life.
Remember that the inner
design of the tiny acorn becomes the mighty Oak.
Degree 29 – Knight of St. Andrew: Open-mindedness & Remaining Teachable
allows for growth.
Degree 30: Knight Kadosh: Experience and lessons in truth are critical
to character development.
Each person must armor themselves on the inside with wisdom, strength,
and beauty with the
unshakable foundation of faith and inner character.
Degree 31 – Inspector Inquisitor Commander: Forgiveness of yourself and
others. Inner peace
and continued growth are key to this rite. Prayer for others while
asking for care and protection is a
sign of strength and willpower.
Degree 32 – Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret: Continued spiritual
work, growth, service to
humanity. Putting Spirit before Ego. Realization and Recognition of your
personal unity with the
Supreme as not being separated from the Universal Spirit. Development of
relationship with Spirit and becoming in tune with the infinite.
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