You have found that the Individual may act on the Universal, and
that the result of this action and interaction is cause and
effect. Thought, therefore, is the cause, and the experiences
with which you meet in life are the effect.

Eliminate, therefore, any possible tendency to complain of
conditions as they have been, or as they are, because it rests
with you to change them and make them what you would like them
to be.

Direct your effort to a realization of the mental resources,
always at your command, from which all real and lasting power

Persist in this practice until you come to a realization of the
fact that there can be no failure in the accomplishment of any
proper object in life if you but understand your power and
persist in your object, because the mind-forces are ever ready
to lend themselves to a purposeful will, in the effort to
crystallize thought and desire into actions, events and

Whereas in the beginning of each function of life and each
action is the result of conscious thought, the habitual actions
become automatic and the thought that controls them passes into
the realm of the subconscious; yet it is just as intelligent as
before. It is necessary that it become automatic, or
subconscious, in order that the self-conscious mind may attend
to other things. The new actions will, however, in their turn,
be come habitual, then automatic, then subconscious in order
that the mind again may be freed from this detail and advanced
to still other activities.

When you realize this, you will have found a source of power
which will enable you to take care of any situation in life
which may develop.


1. The necessary interaction of the conscious and subconscious
mind requires a similar interaction between the corresponding
systems of nerves. Judge Troward indicates the very beautiful
method in which this interaction is effected. He says: The
cerebro-spinal system is the organ of the conscious mind and the
sympathetic is the organ of the subconscious. The cerebro-spinal
is the channel through which we receive conscious perception
from the physical senses and exercise control over the movements
of the body. This system of nerves has its centre in the brain.

2. The Sympathetic System has its centre in a ganglionic mass at
the back of the stomach known as the Solar Plexus, and is the
channel of that mental action which unconsciously supports the
vital functions of the body.

3. The connection between the two systems is made by the vagus
nerve which passes out of the cerebral region as a portion of
the voluntary system to the thorax, sending out branches to the
heart and lungs, and finally passing through the diaphragm, it
loses its outer coating and becomes identified with the nerves
of the Sympathetic System, so forming a connecting link between
the two and making man physically a "single entity".

4. We have seen that every thought is received by the brain,
which is the organ of the conscious; it is here subjected to our
power of reasoning. When the objective mind has been satisfied
that the thought is true it is sent to the Solar Plexus, or the
brain of the subjective mind, to be made into our flesh, to be
brought forth into the world as reality. It is then no longer
susceptible to any argument whatever. The subconscious mind
cannot argue; it only acts. It accepts the conclusions of the
objective mind as final.

5. The Solar Plexus has been likened to the sun of the body,
because it is a central point of distribution for the energy
which the body is constantly generating. This energy is very
real energy, and this sun is a very real sun, and the energy is
being distributed by very real nerves to all parts of the body,
and is thrown off in an atmosphere which envelopes the body.

6. If this radiation is sufficiently strong the person is called
magnetic; he is said to be filled with personal magnetism. Such a
person may wield an immense power for good. His presence alone
will often bring comfort to the troubled minds with which he
comes in contact.

7. When the Solar Plexus is in active operation and is radiating
life, energy and vitality to every part of the body, and to every
one whom he meets, the sensations are pleasant, the body is
filled with health and all with whom he comes in contact
experience a pleasant sensation.

8. If there is any interruption of this radiation the sensations
are unpleasant, the flow of life and energy to some part of the
body is stopped, and this is the cause of every ill to the human
race, physical, mental or environmental.

9. Physical because the sun of the body is no longer generating
sufficient energy to vitalize some part of the body; mental
because the conscious mind is dependent upon the subconscious
mind for the vitality necessary to support its thought, and
environmental, because the connection between the subconscious
mind and the Universal mind, is being interrupted.

10. The Solar Plexus is the point at which the part meets with
the whole, where the finite becomes Infinite, where the Uncreate
becomes create, the Universal becomes individualized, the
Invisible becomes visible. It is the point at which life appears
and there is no limit to the amount of life an individual may
generate from this Solar centre.

11. This centre of energy is Omnipotent because it is the point
of contact with all life and all intelligence. It can therefore
accomplish whatever it is directed to accomplish, and herein
lies the power of the conscious mind; the subconscious can and
will carry out such plans and ideas as may be suggested to it by
the conscious mind.

12. Conscious thought, then, is master of this sun centre from
which the life and energy of the entire body flows and the
quality of the thought which we entertain determines the quality
of the thought which this sun will radiate, and the character of
the thought which our conscious mind entertains will determine
the character of the thought which this sun will radiate, and
the nature of the thought which our conscious mind entertains
will determine the nature of thought which this sun will
radiate, and consequently will determine the nature of the
experience which will result.

13. It is evident, therefore, that all we have to do is let our
light shine; the more energy we can radiate, the more rapidly
shall we be enabled to transmute undesirable conditions into
sources of pleasure and profit. The important question, then, is
how to let this light shine; how to generate this energy.

14. Non-resistant thought expands the Solar Plexus; resistant
thought contracts it. Pleasant thought expands it; unpleasant
thought contracts it. Thoughts of courage, power, confidence and
hope all produce a corresponding state, but the one arch enemy of
the Solar Plexus which must be absolutely destroyed before there
is any possibility of letting any light shine is fear. This
enemy must be completely destroyed; he must be eliminated; he
must be expelled forever; he is the cloud which hides the sun;
which causes a perpetual gloom.

15. It is this personal devil which makes men fear the past, the
present and the future; fear themselves, their friends and their
enemies; fear everything and everybody. When fear is effectually
and completely destroyed, your light will shine, the clouds will
disperse and you will have found the source of power, energy and

16. When you find that you are really one with the Infinite
power, and when you can consciously realize this power by a
practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse
condition by the power of your thought, you will have nothing to
fear; fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into
possession of your birthright.

17. 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

18. But the man who knows that he has a Solar Plexus will not
fear criticism or anything else; he will be too busy radiating
courage, confidence, and power; he will anticipate success by
his mental attitude; he will pound barriers to pieces, and leap
over the chasm of doubt and hesitation which fear places in his

19. A knowledge of our ability to consciously radiate health,
strength and harmony will bring us into a realization that there
is nothing to fear because we are in touch with Infinite

20. This knowledge can be gained only by making practical
application of this information. We learn by doing; through
practice the athlete comes powerful.

21. As the following statement is of considerable importance, I
will put it in several ways, so that you cannot fail to get the
full significance of it. If you are religiously inclined, I
would say, you can let your light shine. If your mind has a bias
toward physical science, I would say you can wake the Solar
Plexus; or, if you prefer the strictly scientific
interpretation, I will say that you can impress your
subconscious mind.

22. I have already told you what the result of this impression
will be. It is the method in which you are now interested. You
have already learned that the subconscious is intelligent and
that it is creative, and responsive to the will of the conscious
mind. What, then, is the most natural way of making the desired
impression? Mentally concentrate on the object of your desire;
when you are concentrating you are impressing the subconscious.

23. This is not the only way, but it is a simple and effective
way, and the most direct way, and consequently the way in which
the best results are secured. It is the method which is
producing such extraordinary results that many think that
miracles are being accomplished.

24. It is the method by which every great inventor, every great
financier, every great statesman has been enabled to convert the
subtle and invisible force of desire, faith and confidence into
actual, tangible, concrete facts in the objective world.

25. The subconscious mind is a part of the Universal mind. The
Universal is the creative principle of the Universe, a part must
be the same in kind and quality as the whole. This means that
this creative power is absolutely unlimited; it is not bound by
precedent of any kind, and consequently has no prior existing
pattern by which to apply its constructive principle.

26. We have found that the subconscious mind is responsive to
our conscious will, which means that the unlimited creative
power of the Universal Mind is within control of the conscious
mind of the individual.

27. When making a practical application of this principle, in
accordance with the exercises given in the subsequent lessons,
it is well to remember that it is not necessary to outline the
method by which the subconscious will produce the results you
desire. The finite cannot inform the Infinite. You are simply to
say what you desire, not how you are to obtain it.

28. You are the channel by which the undifferentiated is being
differentiated, and this differentiation is being accomplished
by appropriation. It only requires recognition to set causes in
motion which will bring about results in accordance with your
desire, and this is accomplished because the Universal can act
only through the individual, and the individual can act only
through the Universal; they are one.

29. For your exercise this week, I will ask you to go one step
further. 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 exhaustion.

30. Physical relaxation is a voluntary exercise of the will and
the exercise will be found to be of great value, as it enables
the blood to circulate freely to and from the brain and body.

31. Tensions leads to mental unrest and abnormal mental activity
of the mind; it produces worry, care, fear and anxiety.
Relaxation is therefore an absolute necessity in order to allow
the mental faculties to exercise the greatest freedom.

32. Make this exercise as thorough and complete as possible,
mentally determine that you will relax every muscle and nerve,
until you feel quiet and restful and at peace with yourself and
the world.

33. The Solar Plexus will then be ready to function and you will
be surprised at the result.
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