Enclosed herewith I hand you Part Four. This part will show you
why what you think, or do, or feel, is an indication of what you
are.

Thought is energy and energy is power, and it is because all the
religions, sciences and philosophies with which the world has
heretofore been familiar have been based upon the manifestation
of this energy instead of the energy itself, that the world has
been limited to effects, while causes have been ignored or
misunderstood.

For this reason we have God and the Devil in religion, positive
and negative in science, and good and bad in philosophy.

The Master Key reverses the process; it is interested only in
cause, and the letters received from students tell a marvelous
story; they indicate conclusively that students are finding the
cause whereby they may secure for themselves health, harmony,
abundance, and whatever else may be necessary for their welfare
and happiness.

Life is expressive and it is our business to express ourselves
harmoniously and constructively. Sorrow, misery, unhappiness,
disease and poverty are not necessities and we are constantly
eliminating them.

But this process of eliminating consists in rising above and
beyond limitation of any kind. He who has strengthened and
purified his thought need not concern himself about microbes,
and he who has come into an understanding of the law of
abundance will go at once to the source of supply.

It is thus that fate, fortune, and destiny will be controlled as
readily as a captain controls his ship, or an engineer, his
train.

PART FOUR

1. The "I" of you is not the physical body; that is simply an
instrument which the "I" uses to carry out its purposes; the "I"
cannot be the Mind, for the mind is simply another instrument
which the "I" uses with which to think, reason, and plan.

2. The "I" must be something which controls and directs both the
body and the mind; something which determines what they shall do
and how they shall act. When you come into a realization of the
true nature of this "I", you will enjoy a sense of power which
you have never before known.

3. Your personality is made up of countless individual
characteristics, peculiarities, habits, and traits of character;
these are the result of your former method of thinking, but they
have nothing to do with the real "I."

4. When you say "I think" the "I" tells the mind what it shall
think; when you say "I go" the "I" tells the physical body where
it shall go; the real nature of this "I" is spiritual, and is the
source of the real power which comes to men and women when they
come into a realization of their true nature.

5. 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.

6. The trained mind knows that every transaction must benefit
every person who is in any way connected with the transaction,
and any attempt to profit by the weakness, ignorance or
necessity of another will inevitably operate to his
disadvantage.

7. This is because the individual is a part of the Universal. A
part cannot antagonize any other part, but, on the contrary, the
welfare of each part depends upon a recognition of the interest
of the whole.

8. Those who recognize this principle have a great advantage in
the affairs of life. They do not wear themselves out. They can
eliminate vagrant thoughts with facility. They can readily
concentrate to the highest possible degree on any subject. They
do not waste time or money upon objects which can be of no
possible benefit to them.

9. If you cannot do these things it is because you have thus far
not made the necessary effort. Now is the time to make the
effort. The result will be exactly in proportion to the effort
expended. 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."

10. 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 Universe.


11. If you make use of this affirmation, use it continuously,
night and morning, and as often during the day as you think of
it, and continue to do so until it becomes a part of you; form
the habit.

12. Unless you do this, you had better not start at all, because
modern psychology tells us that when we start something and do
not complete it, or make a resolution and do not keep it, we are
forming the habit of failure; absolute, ignominious failure. If
you do not intend to do a thing, do not start; if you do start,
see it through even if the heavens fall; if you make up your
mind to do something, do it; let nothing, no one, interfere; the
"I" in you has determined, the thing is settled; the die is cast,
there is no longer any argument.

13. If you carry out this idea, beginning with small things
which you know you can control and gradually increase the
effort, but never under any circumstances allowing your "I" to
be overruled, you will find that you can eventually control
yourself, and many men and women have found to their sorrow that
it is easier to control a kingdom that to control themselves.

14. But when you have learned to control yourself you will have
found the "World Within" which controls the world without; you
will have become irresistible; men and things will respond to
your every wish without any apparent effort on your part.

15. This is not so strange or impossible as it may appear when
you remember that the "World Within" is controlled by the "I"
and that this "I" is a part or one with the Infinite "I" which
is the Universal Energy or Spirit, usually called God.

16. This is not a mere statement or theory made for the purpose
of confirming or establishing an idea, but it is a fact which
has been accepted by the best religious thought as well as the
best scientific thought.

17. Herbert Spender said: "Amid all the mysteries by which we
are surrounded, nothing is more certain than that we are ever in
the presence of an Infinite and Eternal Energy from which all
things proceed."

18. Lyman Abbott, in an address delivered before the Alumni of
Bangor Theological Seminary, said: "We are coming to think of
God as dwelling in man rather than as operating on men from
without."

19. Science goes a little way in its search and stops. Science
finds the ever-present Eternal Energy, but Religion finds the
Power behind this energy and locates it within man. But this is
by no means a new discovery; the Bible says exactly the same
thing, and the language is just as plain and convincing: "Know
ye not that ye are the temple of the living God?" Here, then, is
the secret of the wonderful creative power of the "World Within."


20. Here is the secret of power, of mastery. To overcome does
not mean to go without things. Self-denial is not success. We
cannot give unless we get; we cannot be helpful unless we are
strong. The Infinite is not a bankrupt and we who are the
representatives of Infinite power should not be bankrupts
either, and if we wish to be of service to others we must have
power and more power, but to get it we must give it; we must be
of service.

21. The more we give the more we shall get; we must become a
channel whereby the Universal can express activity. The
Universal is constantly seeking to express itself, to be of
service, and it seeks the channel whereby it can find the
greatest activity, where it can do the most good, where it can
be of greatest service to mankind.

22. The Universal cannot express through you as long as you are
busy with your plans, your own purposes; quiet the senses, seek
inspiration, focus the mental activity on the within, dwell in
the consciousness of your unity with Omnipotence. "Still water
runs deep;" contemplate the multitudinous opportunities to which
you have spiritual access by the Omnipresence of power.

23. Visualize the events, circumstances and conditions which
these spiritual connections may assist in manifesting. Realize
the fact that the essence and soul of all things is spiritual
and that the spiritual is the real, because it is the life of
all there is; when the spirit is gone, the life is gone; it is
dead; it has ceased to exist.

24. These mental activities pertain to the world within, to the
world of cause; and conditions and circumstances which result
are the effect. It is thus that you become a creator. This is
important work, and the higher, loftier, grander and more noble
ideals which you can conceive, the more important the work will
become.

25. Over-work or over-play or over-bodily activity of any kind
produces conditions of mental apathy and stagnation which makes
it impossible to do the more important work which results in a
realization of conscious power. We should, therefore, seek the
Silence frequently. Power comes through repose; it is in the
Silence that we can be still, and when we are still, we can
think, and thought is the secret of all attainment.

26. Thought is a mode of motion and is carried by the law of
vibration the same as light or electricity. It is given vitality
by the emotions through the law of love; it takes form and
expression by the law of growth; it is a product of the
spiritual "I", hence its Divine, spiritual, and creative nature.


27. From this it is evident that in order to express power,
abundance or any other constructive purpose, the emotions must
be called upon to give feeling to the thought so that it will
take form. How may this purpose be accomplished? This is the
vital point; how may we develop the faith, the courage, the
feeling, which will result in accomplishment?

28. The reply is, by exercise; mental strength is secured in
exactly the same way that physical strength is secured, by
exercise. We think something, perhaps with difficulty the first
time; we think the same thing again, and it becomes easier this
time; we think it again and again; it then becomes a mental
habit. We continue to think the same thing; finally it becomes
automatic; we can no longer help thinking this thing; we are now
positive of what we think; there is no longer any doubt about it.
We are sure; we know.

29. Last week I asked you to relax, to let go physically. This
week, I am going to ask you to let go mentally. If you practiced
the exercise given you last week fifteen or twenty minutes a day
in accordance with the instructions, you can no doubt relax
physically; and anyone who cannot consciously do this quickly
and completely is not a master of himself. He has not obtained
freedom; he is still a slave to conditions. But I shall assume
that you have mastered the exercise and are ready to take the
next step, which is mental freedom.

30. This week, after taking your usual position, remove all
tension by completely relaxing, then mentally let go of all
adverse conditions, such as hatred, anger, worry, jealousy,
envy, sorrow, trouble or disappointment of any kind.

31. You may say that you cannot "let go" of these things, but
you can; you can do so by mentally determining to do so, by
voluntary intention and persistence.

32. The reason that some cannot do this is because they allow
themselves to be controlled by the emotions instead of by their
intellect. But those who will be guided by the intellect will
gain the victory. You will not succeed the first time you try,
but practice makes perfect, in this as in everything else, and
you must succeed in dismissing, eliminating and completely
destroying these negative and destructive thoughts; because they
are the seed which is constantly germinating into discordant
conditions of every conceivable kind and description.


"There is nothing truer than that the quality of thought which we
entertain correlates certain externals in the outside world. This
is the Law from which there is no escape. And it is this Law,
this correlative of the thought with its object, that from time
immemorial has led the people to believe in special providence"

Wilmans



TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING
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31. What is thought?

32. How is it carried?

33. How is it given vitality?

34. How does it take form?

35. What is the secret of its creative power?

36. How may we develop the faith, courage, and enthusiasm which
will result in accomplishment?

37. What is the secret of Power?

38. Why is this so?

39. What is the Silence?

40. Of what value is it?

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