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This is the kind of content that has the power to provoke a mind-shift. To shift your perception of Life.
However, it also has the power to mislead you, to missguide you, depending on your interpretation.
My view about it is, it's a nice layer to have at the back of your mind along with others.
Life is so subtle that you need to juxtapose several different layers, each one giving a different angle about how the world operates.
There's deep truth and wisdom in this short essay.
It could be summed up like this:
- Creation is consciousness, which involves both the conscious and the unconscious.
- The conscious mind focus deliberately on what he wants.
- What you genuinely feel in your heart is what your subconscious is sensitive to.
- Your subconscious (your feminine, intuitive part) will give birth to it, in a creative way, and beyond your control
- You act upon it (what results from your subconscious)
- The reason we fail is because we seek in the outside what we missed in the inside.
Some quotations to deepen that same concept:
- The conscious is personal and selective; the subconscious is impersonal and non-selective.
- What you do not want done unto you, do not feel that it is done unto you or another.
- this leadership (the masculine over the feminine) is not that of the tyrant, but of the lover.
- the outside mirrors the inside.
- Your world in its every detail is your consciousness objectified.
- A change of impression results in a change of expression.
- You have only that which you are conscious of being or possessing.
- Mastery of self-control of your thoughts and feelings is your highest achievement.
- Sleep is the time when the male or conscious mind turns from the world of sense to seek its lover or subconscious self.
- Your life conditions are your children. They are made in the image and likeness of your innermost feeling.
- In sleep, man impresses the subconscious with his conception of himself.
- By night, on your bed, you seek the feeling of the wish fulfilled that you may take into the chamber of her that conceived you.
- Your dreams take form as you assume the feeling of their reality.
- The world cannot change until you change your conception of it.
- You have no one to change but yourself.
- You have neither opponent nor helper in bringing about the change within yourself.
- You have nothing to do but convince yourself of the truth of that which you desire to see manifested.
- You never suggest to another the state which you desire to see him express; instead, you convince yourself that he is already that which you desire him to be.
- You cannot fail unless you fail to convince yourself of the reality of your wish.
- While you are awake, you are a gardener selecting seed for your garden.
Of making many books there is no end.
-- Ecclesiastes 12:12
He that would perfect himself in any art whatsoever, let him betake himself to the reading of some sure and certain work upon his art many times over; for to read many books upon your art produceth confusion rather than learning
-- Old saying
This concise book contains one secret, the art of realizing your desire.
Personal success will prove far more convincing than all the books that could be written on the subject.
Chapter I: Law and Its Operation
THE world, and all within it, is man's conditioned consciousness objectified. Consciousness is the cause as well as the substance of the entire world. So it is to consciousness that we must turn if we would discover the secret of creation.
Consciousness is the one and only reality. divided into two parts, the conscious and the subconscious.
The conscious is personal and selective; the subconscious is impersonal and non- selective. The conscious is the realm of effect; the subconscious is the realm of cause.
These two aspects are the male and female divisions of consciousness. The conscious is male; the subconscious is female.
By this law - first conceiving an idea and then impressing the idea conceived on the subconscious – all things evolve out of consciousness; and without this sequence, there is not anything made that is made. The conscious impresses the subconscious, while the subconscious expresses all that is impressed upon it.
The subconscious does not originate ideas, but accepts as true those which the conscious mind feels to be true and, in a way known only to itself, objectifies the accepted ideas. Therefore, through his power to imagine and feel and his freedom to choose the idea he will entertain, man has control over creation. Control of the subconscious is accomplished through control of your ideas and feelings.
The mechanism of creation is hidden in the very depth of the subconscious, the female aspect or womb of creation. The subconscious transcends reason.
The creative process begins with an idea and its cycle runs its course as a feeling and ends in a volition to act.
Ideas are impressed on the subconscious through the medium of feeling. No idea can be impressed on the subconscious until it is felt, but once felt – be it good, bad or indifferent – it must be expressed. Feeling is the one and only medium through which ideas are conveyed to the subconscious.
Therefore, the man who does not control his feeling may easily impress the subconscious with undesirable states. By control of feeling is not meant restraint or suppression of your feeling, but rather the disciplining of self to imagine and entertain only such feeling as contributes to your happiness.
Never entertain an undesirable feeling.
Do not dwell on the imperfection of yourself or others. To do so is to impress the subconscious with these limitations. What you do not want done unto you, do not feel that it is done unto you or another. This is the whole law of a full and happy life. Everything else is commentary.
Every feeling makes a subconscious impression and, unless it is counteracted by a more powerful feeling of an opposite nature, must be expressed.
Sensation precedes manifestation.
Emotional disturbances, especially suppressed emotions, are the causes of all disease. To feel intensely about a wrong without voicing or expressing that feeling is the beginning of disease – disease - in both body and environment.
Think feelingly only of the state you desire to realize.
A change of feeling is a change of destiny. All creation occurs in the domain of the subconscious. What you must acquire, then, is a reflective control of the operation of the subconscious, that is, control of your ideas and feelings.
To impress the subconscious with the desirable state, you must assume the feeling that would be yours had you already realized your wish.
The manner of expression or the difficulties involved are not to be considered by you.
if you dwell on difficulties, barriers or delay, the subconscious, by its very non-selective nature, accepts the feeling of difficulties and obstacles as your request and proceeds to produce them in your outer world.
"The husband is head of the wife," Ephesians 5[:23], may not be true of man and woman in their earthly relationship, but it is true of the conscious and the subconscious, or the male and female aspects of consciousness.
"This is a great mystery [5:32]… He that loveth his wife loveth himself [5:28]… And they two shall be one flesh [5:31]", is simply the mystery of consciousness. Consciousness is really one and undivided but for creation's sake it appears to be divided into two.
The conscious (objective) or male aspect truly is the head and dominates the subconscious (subjective) or female aspect. However, this leadership is not that of the tyrant, but of the lover. So, by assuming the feeling that would be yours were you already in possession of your objective, the subconscious is moved to build the exact likeness of your assumption.
it is eternally true that the outside mirrors the inside. "As within, so without".
"A man can receive nothing unless it is given him from heaven" [John 3:27] and "The kingdom of heaven is within you" [Luke17:21]. Nothing comes from without; all things come from within – from the subconscious.
Your world in its every detail is your consciousness objectified.
A change of impression results in a change of expression.
The subconscious accepts as true that which you feel as true.
you, by your feeling, determine creation.
You are already that which you want to be, and your refusal to believe this is the only reason you do not see it. To seek on the outside for that which you do not feel you are is to seek in vain, for we never find that which we want; we find only that which we are. In short, you express and have only that which you are conscious of being or possessing. "To him that hath it is given" [Matthew 13:12; 25:29; Mark 4:25; Luke 8:18; 19:26].
Mastery of self-control of your thoughts and feelings is your highest achievement. However, until perfect self-control is attained, so that, in spite of appearances, you feel all that you want to feel, use sleep and prayer to aid you in realizing your desired states. These are the two gateways into the subconscious.
Chapter II: Sleep
SLEEP, the life that occupies one-third of our stay on earth, is the natural door into the subconscious.
The conscious two-thirds of our life on earth is measured by the degree of attention we give sleep.
It is in sleep and in prayer, a state akin to sleep, that man enters the subconscious to make his impressions and receive his instructions. In these states the conscious and subconscious are creatively joined. The male and female become one flesh. Sleep is the time when the male or conscious mind turns from the world of sense to seek its lover or subconscious self.
The conditions and events of your life are your children formed from the molds of your subconscious impressions in sleep. They are made in the image and likeness of your innermost feeling that they may reveal you to yourself.
Whatever you have in consciousness as you go to sleep is the measure of your expression in the waking two-thirds of your life on earth.
Because all things come from within yourself, and your conception of yourself determines that which comes, you should always feel the wish fulfilled before you drop off to sleep.
You never draw out of the deep of yourself that which you want; you always draw that which you are, and you are that which you feel yourself to be as well as that which you feel as true of others.
The feeling which comes in response to the question "How would I feel were my wish realized?".
You must be in the consciousness of being or having that which you want to be or to have before you drop off to sleep.
Once asleep, man has no freedom of choice. His entire slumber is dominated by his last waking concept of self.
"Come before me with singing and thanksgiving" [Psalm95:2], "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise"[Psalm 100:4]. Your mood prior to sleep defines your state of consciousness as you enter into the presence of your everlasting lover, the subconscious. She sees you exactly as you feel yourself to be.
The subconscious never sleeps. Sleep is the door through which the conscious, waking mind passes to be creatively joined to the subconscious.
Sleep conceals the creative act, while the objective world reveals it.
In sleep, man impresses the subconscious with his conception of himself.
Preparing to sleep, you feel yourself into the state of the answered wish, and then relax into unconsciousness. Your realized wish is he whom you seek. By night, on your bed, you seek the feeling of the wish fulfilled that you may take it with you into the chamber of her that conceived you, into sleep or the subconscious which gave you form, that this wish also may be given expression. This is the way to discover and conduct your wishes into the subconscious.
Never go to sleep feeling discouraged or dissatisfied. Never sleep in the consciousness of failure. Your subconscious, whose natural state is sleep, sees you as you believe yourself to be, and whether it be good, bad or indifferent, the subconscious will faithfully embody your belief.
Disregard appearances and feel that things are as you wish them to be, for "He calleth things that are not seen as though they were, and the unseen becomes seen"[Approx., Romans 4:17].
Your dreams take form as you assume the feeling of their reality.
Whatever the mind of man can imagine, man can realize. All objective (visible) states were first subjective (invisible) states.
The creative process is first imagining and then believing the state imagined.
The world cannot change until you change your conception of it.
you have no one to change but yourself.
and you have neither opponent nor helper in bringing about the change within yourself.
You have nothing to do but convince yourself of the truth of that which you desire to see manifested.
You never suggest to another the state which you desire to see him express; instead, you convince yourself that he is already that which you desire him to be.
You cannot fail unless you fail to convince yourself of the re- ality of your wish.
The waking two-thirds of your life on earth ever corroborates or bears witness to your subconscious impressions.
The actions and events of the day are effects; they are not causes. Free will is only freedom of choice.
The subconscious receives impressions only through the feelings of man and, in a way known only to itself, gives these impressions form and expression.
Do not waste one moment in regret. "Let the dead bury the dead" [Matthew 8:22; Luke 9:60].
every action and event of the day is predetermined by your concept of self as you fell asleep.
You are free to choose how you feel and react to the day's drama, but the drama – the actions, events and circumstances of the day – have already been deter- mined.
Unless you consciously and purposely define the attitude of mind with which you go to sleep, you unconsciously go to sleep in the composite at- titude of mind made up of all feelings and reactions of the day.
While you are awake, you are a gardener selecting seed for your garden.
Your conception of yourself as you fall asleep is the seed you drop into the ground of the subconscious.
Dropping off to sleep feeling satisfied and happy compels conditions and events to appear in your world which confirm these atti- tudes of mind.
Chapter III: Prayer
"Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray believe that you have received them, and ye shall have them"[Mark 11:24].
Your prayer must be answered if you assume the feeling that would be yours were you already in possession of your objective. The moment you accept the wish as an accomplished fact, the subconscious finds means for its realization.
consciousness is the one and only reality.
ideas and feelings are facts of consciousness and are as real as objects.
Therefore, never entertains a feeling which does not contribute to his happiness.
Because of this tendency to rely on the evidence of the senses, it is necessary to shut them out before starting to pray, before attempting to feel that which they deny.
"I should like to, but I cannot": You never attract that which you want, but always attract that which you are conscious of being.
Prayer must be without effort. Effort means attempting to fix an attitude of mind which is denied by the senses.
To yield successfully to the wish as an accomplished fact, you must create a passive state, a kind of reverie or meditative reflection similar to the feeling which precedes sleep.
In such a relaxed state, the mind is turned from the objective world and easily senses the reality of a subjective state.
When this pas- sive state is reached, imagine that you have realized your wish – not how it was realized, but simply the wish fulfilled. Imagine in picture form what you desire to achieve in life; then feel yourself as having already achieved it.
All that is necessary is to create a passive state and feel the wish fulfilled.
All you can possibly need or desire is already yours. You need no helper to give it to you; it is yours now. Call your desires into being by imagining and feeling your wish fulfilled. As the end is accepted, you become totally indifferent as to possible failure.
When you emerge from the moment of prayer, it is as though you were shown the happy and successful end of a play although you were not shown how that end was achieved.
However, having witnessed the end, regardless of any anticlimactic sequence, you remain calm and secure in the knowledge that the end has been perfectly defined.
Chapter IV: Spirit – Feeling
Get into the spirit of the state desired by assuming the feeling that would be yours were you already the one you want to be.
As you capture the feeling of the state sought, you are relieved of all effort to make it so, for it is already so.
Capture the feeling associated with your realized wish.
Faith is feeling.
You never attract that which you want, but always that which you are. As a man is, so does he see.
That which you feel yourself to be you are, and you are given that which you are. So assume the feeling that would be yours were you already in possession of your wish, and your wish must be realized.
You are that which you believe your- self to be.
When a man believes in the value of the advice given him and applies it, he establishes within himself the reality of success.