Growth is a word with a wide horizon, a distinct Universal
Principle. Broadly we are peaking of mental, spiritual and physical growth.
Growth, as we are referring to it, is an encompassing
thing. We are sure you realize that a person cannot grow or expand his
mental horizon without gaining a greater spiritual concept. Also, he is
bound to have a finer physical development as mind functions easier, and
spiritual attainment is not as hard to realize if it is done in an orderly
and balanced process.
This is the first step in the movement of manís development
into a spiritual Consciousness, which is necessary for him to conceive
that there is more to life in this great God Creation than his physical
eyes do see.
He slowly learns through self-discipline of his thinking
process that he opens the door to the greater and more expansive realms
of reality of the world of God. For his consciousness is the spiritual
microscope or, should I say, spiritual macro-scope which lets him see the
workings of the greater reality just as the scientist uses the microscope
to study the infinite atomic worlds within Godís substance.
One may by force of will discipline the thought pattern
in regard to the Universal Laws, thus acquiring a fine appreciation of
the exactness of mathematical law and any of the social graces. Work in
school is good mental gymnastics, if conducted properly with the right
premise, and can be the preparation work for higher and finer perception,
for true spiritual growth.
One must know where to place the concepts and what one
is to hold, also what concepts to disregard -- where to place the importance
-- or they only becloud the intellect; so in attempting the unfoldment
of a person on the path in search for truth, a person must be very careful
what premise he starts with.
To understand the law and real function of growth, one
must remember that the brain is a part --a chemical part which reflects
the God Mind. The Great Mind is reached through intuitive perception, though
the term is often used vaguely. In this book it will only be used in its
essential sense -- as the highest element of the physical Body which reflects
the all-existing Universal Mind and acts as a filtering station, directing
the impulses of the Great Mind or even the mass mind through the motor
system of the body. Even the automatic motor reflexes are reflected through
The brain is like a giant glass prism. As the light passes
through the prism it is broken up into the various colors and associated
with them. Like this, the thought impulses from the Mind and those from
the Universal Pattern of the system and method of Body function pass through
it and are sent out over the proper nerve system to get the proper function
of the physical body. Thus we grow in perfection of function and action
in accord with the perfect Universal pattern.
The smoother this path of mental and physical reflexes
works, the less disturbance we have from the physical body; also, the more
clear will be the psychic or intuitive impressions that come through to
us because there is less resistance and less body consciousness, therefore
more consciousness on the higher levels of God consciousness.
True growth of Mind referred to is not brought about by
storing up historical facts. The question arises here, Do we learn any
one fact or a dozen facts or do we, in our process and studying, just bring
forward to conscious mind the existing facts? Perhaps we should say the
informative material only causes us to remember that which is and does
already exist in the Universal Mind, thus releasing the fetters or idea
of limitation which the mass mind has placed on our thinking. This is the
uncovering and bringing to light knowledge already possessed. For ages
this has been the problem of the Yogi and many others. If one has a true
concept of man and the Creative Force and the unity that binds and holds
all these together as one, his next step is to bring himself into the harmonious
vibration of that which binds all -- the vibrations which bind atoms in
wood and steel, and all these different materials together.
What do we mean by a harmonious vibration of that which
binds all? Many volumes have been written about this subject but let us
sum it up this way: Getting into harmony with God manifesting as the vibrating
life force which creates the physical magnetic fields -- these are the
binders -- so, in order to be in harmony with these natural forces, one
must first realize that he is a part of the microcosm as well as the macrocosm.
You must not feel a resentment toward the denser material
things which seem to retard your movement and you many not seem to be able
to master. You must see it as it really is and the useful purpose it has
in the universal scheme. You must feel the closeness of God in this denser
form of matter.
This binding action is only made possible through the
Unity of Mind with the One Force -- God Power -- in this Universe. All
of this power is at the disposal of those who know and use it -- the God
Force which works through the chemical laws of attraction and repulsion,
which produce the biases. In the chemical world it is this force working
through the pattern set at the time of World Creation.
In other words, the atmosphere of the atom radiates around
it, and vibration in it causes the composition or element formed by the
atom, which determine its elastic reaction and determine whether it is
fluid or gas.
Assuming the student has fairly grasped the meaning of
the oneness with God -- the Great Creative Power in life -- this very simple
statement has taken some people the better part of a lifetime to accomplish,
but this is not necessary as there is the key to all Growth; it is a giving
over -- a releasing the acceptance of intuitive knowledge and wisdom which
will come through your atmosphere if you "let go and let God!"
Let go and let God -- this is the one expression which
after being told to every student who has set himself to know his God and
learn the tools he possesses is the simplest and yet the most confusing.
How do we let go? How do we let God? Did you ever come
into the house after a strenuous day or an extremely active period of an
hour or two and throw down the body in a chair? You just dropped it there
-- you did not move or fidget, you did not think, you did not take off
any of the outer clothing ; you just ceased to act or think, you just enjoyed
the natural reaction of "no action"; you were just happy to not
do anything. Well, this is letting go.
When you really let go consciously you are in a state
of not feeling arms, legs, or any other part of the physical body.
Of course when you start to practice this art (and I mean
art, for it is a functional part of the everyday life, if you are going
to use the tools you possess), when you are going to use scientific prayer,
this letting go is a functional part. When you are going to remove the
stresses and strains of living from body and mind, here too it is essential.
Here is the interesting part, that when you have really let go God will
do the rest for the Great Creative Force of the Universe is ever trying
to manifest the Great Mind; the Great Mind is ever alert to every pattern
that man (its creation) makes. It is the great gift of God -- we are told
the Father only wishes to fully fill these patterns man makes.
This is the truth, so if you are lacking certain things
in your life scheme then you have not made the pattern for them, or you
blocked it with another, or did not think that you would have these things
anyway. So you did get what you expected --did you? Yes, I think you did.
Work to realize God everywhere.
The fact is that once you have built up this atmosphere
of yours, it is built to receive and let come through that which you desire.
If you have knowingly built up a pattern of joy, truth or desire for truth,
health and consciousness, knowing that the Creative Power is in all things
-- this comes with the feeling that you are not alone and do not face the
world alone. This is the beginning of oneness with all that is. You will
then begin to express Life, Joy and Happiness regardless of your age, place
or money. We have news for you -- you do not face the world at any time;
the only world you face is the world of your own being body/soul/mind,
and your atmosphere -- which is your responsibility. You should prepare
them. This is your world and your responsibility.
By silent prayer this is done -- not the "God give
me" kind, but the "I accept this, Father" -- the knowing
that you already have the right to all that is a part of the Great Universal
Power, and therefore It is a part of your world if you will let it manifest
Itself through you.
The first discipline of the person who desires to grow
is to make his atmosphere just what he wants it to be -- then and then
only are the harmonious vibrations going to form into his atmosphere, to
form the life and bring the things he wants. Then it will come from the
infinite source of power to him -- but there must be a complete circuit
or things will not flow through his atmosphere. Donít try to help God do
this or that -- but let go!
During the Civil War at the Battle of Chancellorsville,
the great Confederate General Stonewall Jacksonís atmosphere was broken.
I claim, and he, the idol of the Southern Army, whose power over his soldiers
had been almost magical and whose fearlessness in battle had carried him
safely through a tempest of bullets fell, never to rise again in the material
body as a leader of earth forces on the field of battle.
We speak of this demonstration because it brings forth
two points: One, we know Stonewall certainly believed in the cause he was
fighting for, but you see we do not have a personal God Who, because our
cause may be right, would adjust our thinking so that the bullet would
not hit. On the other hand it might be right for the greatest good. This
makes no difference. It is a case where Stonewallís atmosphere had the
invincibility pattern which had been set that way all along but then he
wavered and the God Force flowing through the doubt pattern he had now
accepted on the day of his death did the work.
This is nothing new as it has many times been said, "As
you think so are you." Now this is supported by various authoritative
doctors, that at least 70% of the illnesses of mankind have psychosomatic
We now accept the premise that our thoughts produce our
atmosphere we desire which will bring to us in our Universe what we want
-- good, bad or indifferent.
In order to gain wisdom and strength we prepare ourselves
to sit in silence each night and morning. At night we go back over the
dayís events and judge ourselves -- not with remorse, but with full knowledge
that the events of this day are over -- gone. If we have erred we do not
accept the error into our atmosphere but we accept the good as far as our
life is concerned, and if we have lied or passed misinformation regarding
a brother we resolve (if we do) to give the correct information on the
morrow. Then we set in our minds the questions we have, and then wipe our
minds clean with a mental dust cloth and stop thinking and be quiet. If
some information pops into the conscious mind, we put this down and when
we are finished with Meditation, we negate or deny all of the negative
things -- the errors, the sins, as the Christian Church would say -- in
other words, we cease to give things any life -- then they can no longer
exist in this world or any other. This is true of all things in life we
do not want around our world -- our personal world. But do not try to govern
the personal world of another person unless asked to, and even then not
until you have really perfected your atmosphere to a state of greater perfection,
if you are a new student in this endeavor, for you can get in trouble and
greatly disturb the other fellow.
The art of meditation is not concentration. This is entirely
used for a different purpose. We will speak of this later. Before going
into meditation we must remember first, we are going to break away from
the mass thinking or mass mind so that we have no dogmatic principles to
There is but on Mind and one God, a God that does not
wear pants and is a great sentient Force. Therefore It does not care what
your religion was in that It did not originate any of the things you call
Church. Some of the works of the Great Ones have been left out of the Christian
Bible and that is why it is necessary to have no barriers or superstitions.
There is no personal God sitting in a material heaven on a material throne
welcoming good immaterial souls to this material heaven and with equal
justice sending immaterial souls to a material hell full 9f fire, fear
and hatred. My, what a lot of friends I am going to have there.
Growth is impossible with such concepts of being. For
the proof of the Truth, science and an understanding of the continuity
of life exists, and the proof of life on other planets exists, for many
who pass through transition from here go to other worlds to live and grow
amongst a higher race of development. The idea of hell and old heaven is
being buried by the truth in science of scientific facts -- in an unmarked
grave where it will never be unearthed by the fear mongers.
Emerson says: "I am the oldest Religion. Leaving
aside the question: Which was prior, egg or bird? I believe the mind is
the creator of the world and is ever creating; that at last Matter is Ďídeadí
mind; that mind makes the senses it perceives with; that the genius of
man is a continuation of the power that made him and is creating through
Assuming then that you have awakened or have never been
enthralled in that nightmare of ignorance, and that God or Being means
to you above all Intelligence: that within this Intelligence is substance
-- the Creative force of the Universe made manifest -- and that you are
one with that Creative Force; and that you are an atom in the composition
of this Universe. You must understand why it is your right and necessary
privilege to come into harmonious vibration with all the other atoms which
are affected. The absolute Creative Force of this Universe is flowing --
you to it and it to you. God gave Man dominion over all the earth. "You
are on the Earth." You are Man.
Donít you see - you are seeking only what Creative Intelligence
gave you. Your possibilities are limitless. The only price demanded is
tireless effort of knowing. You are asking how to know - how to take the
Almightyís free gift to yourself.
Let us not forget that all we ask is -- let us lead you
to the treasure of Universal Mind, so you may make it all your own, as
it is already yours in the first place. The Universal Mind is also your
storehouse of Knowledge, as well as the source of the things you seek.
Through it you get your needs supplied. All needs are different but they
come from the same storehouse through the same channel which bring ours
to us. "The Way is a straight and narrow one" but brings freedom;
yet being narrow, it has limitless width and boundless dimension.
If you are to surmount self -- know your birthright --
your oneness with God. Your way to limitless supply is through a proper
vibratory pattern, established in your atmosphere through a control of
thinking, and secured by the knowledge of the Law. This will attract the
people and things you have accepted. You might say the Way of Faith was
laid open -- in other world, the width and breadth of the Knowledge you
have attained. You know God or Creative Power will bring what you have
accepted and that your atmosphere will make it possible for it to come
through to you.
Spinoza said he affirmed that when man is self-conscious,
that is, when he is aware of his own existence, then God realizes Himself,
"For he that glorified My Creation knowing first that I created it,
to him shall the secret of the Universe be revealed."
If you are one with all creative force, all power is yours.
Hold the truth -- assert it and forever banish every devil (evil) from
your consciousness, and your atmosphere will allow only that to come to
you which you have accepted.
"This mighty (I am) Impersonality" we cannot
define, but yet this infinite force we can appropriate. Hardly have we
started to perfect our atmosphere by meditation, right thinking and scientific
prayer than the true vibrations begin. We cannot force the pattern, what
we want to be filled, but the truth of law and order and harmony flows
through us; for by knowing, they will produce it for us.
Let me say here -- Peace and Harmony are the outgrowth
of the discipline of mind and lots of work. The use of the Law and the
much talked-of Peace and Harmony (which cannot be studied) will become
a reality in your life when your atmosphere is cleared. Oh, how true the
"For my yoke is easy
and my burden is light."