Prosperity Through Spirituality by Annie Rix Militz

Prosperity Through Spirituality by Annie Rix Militz


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By Annie Rix Militz Chapter 1 Prosperity through Spirituality Both riches and honor come of you, and you
rule over all, and in your hand is power and might, and in your hand it is to
make great, and to give strength unto all. it is now established in the minds of many
people that health of body is a legitimate result of spiritual knowledge and
eventually will be one of the signs of a practical follower of Christ, but these
same people, many of them, find it difficult to believe that health of circumstances
can be demonstrated in the same way and is as legitimate and true a sign of
the understanding of spiritual law as the healing of the body. Considering riches
with a fair, unprejudiced mind, we shall understand why it is that they have
been largely in the possession of the unspiritual instead of the children of God,
to whom the heritage rightly belongs. Wealth Refused worldly riches have been feared, despised,
condemned, and even hated by spiritual aspirants, because of ignorance
of how to be in them and yet not of them, how to possess them and not be possessed
by them. Doubtless this attitude of repudiating and ignoring wealth is less
deceiving than the other error. greed and worship of money and the fear of losing
riches. But the really wise avoid both attitudes through knowing worldly wealth to
be but a reflection of the real, the spiritual riches that must be sought first,
last, and always. Having found the riches of heaven, you cannot escape the riches
of earth unless you purposely repudiate them. The New Canaan The rich state of being is the Promised Land
that belongs to the people of God. its occupancy by the selfish and carnal is like
the Hittites, Canaanites, and others possessing the Promised Land at the time the
Israelites began their march, under Moses, out of Egypt to regain their own country.
The land, according to the spies, was most desirable, a land flowing with milk and honey. This innocent land was sweet and pure and
goodly even though exploited by the heathen. So are worldly riches. impersonal,
good, useful, commanding the worlds respect. Let us be true and not despise that which
symbolizes a divine blessing, nor yet on the other hand lust for that which is not
the real riches, for how hardly shall they that have riches enter the kingdom of God.
which is a saying that applies to the eager, anxious poor as well as the foolish
rich. it is not money itself that is the root of all evil, money as such is nothing
but a symbol. it is the love of money that makes the terrible trouble in families and
between friends and spoils the candidate for spiritual power and illumination. The Right Attitude of Mind The first step in prosperous attainment is
to have the right attitude of mind and heart toward worldly wealth, to see that prosperity
and spirituality must be wedded here upon the earth and that mans must
be the word that makes the marriage an accomplished fact. Too long has
prosperity been looked upon as material and carnal, a Dame fortune, a scarlet
woman, fickle and false, like the untrue wife of Hosea, who forgot the source
of her riches. She did not know that I gave her the grain, and the new wine, and
the oil, and multiplied unto her silver and gold. Too long has spirituality, like
an austere monk, ascetic, condemnatory, impractical, and exclusive, repudiated riches
and not known that whom God hath joined man cannot keep asunder. That
old spirituality is dead. All hail to the new, which does not put off the kingdom
to a time after death but realizes that here and now, today, is the place and
time for the riches of the kingdom to be made manifest. The Weeding of Spirituality and Good Fortune Man, like an officiating priest, marries these,
the spirituality within and the wealth without, which have seemed to be two
and even to have been in opposition, by believing in their union and
by revealing that in its true character prosperity is spiritual and spirituality
prospers. Prosperity is of God, like life, health, and
strength. it is mans privilege to use these divine gifts as he wills, he may use
his strength to knock another down, he may use his health to impose his appetites
on others, but these uses do not lessen the fact that strength and health are the
gifts of God. Man may misuse his prosperity, may derive
it from sources dishonest and selfish, but those are his mistakes, the truth is still
that all that is universally good in itself is of the same origin, God. and prosperity
originates with the all prosperous One, who makes all things good and very good
and never knows failure. There is not one good pursued by man that,
when regarded in its purity and from the highest viewpoint, cannot be identified
with God. I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the. house of bondage.
I am the Lord, your good, that delivered you from that great trouble, saved
you from that mistake, failure, or other liability, the evil that beset you. Prosperity and God are One Prosperity is the presence of God. it is that
expression of comfort, power, beauty, and freedom which is always associated with
the kingdom of heaven. Whenever the advent of the Christ reign is described,
the language of earthly riches is used, and the Scriptures teem with heavenly attributes
and comparisons, drawn from the prosperity of men of the world. Identifying prosperity with God, we see this
to be the truth of its being, that it is omnipresent and universal. Being everywhere,
you do not need to go from place to place to get it. You find it within. Then
you carry it with you you are yourself prosperity. Like the poet Whitman you can
say, I seek not fortune, I myself am good fortune. You find it in the business you have now.
You fulfill the promise declared of him whose delight is in the law of Jehovah, and
on his law doth he meditate day and night. and whatsoever he does shall prosper. Prosperity. Universal and Unchangeable Being universal, the prosperity that is one
with God expresses itself in everything and through everyone. it manifests itself
in your life as abundant good luck. All the kingdoms of the world yield their best
to you. In the vegetable kingdom your plants are healthy, your crops are abundant
and not subject to drought, frost, pest, or blight, in the mineral kingdom the
gold and silver, the treasures in the rocks, diamonds, coal, and oil, are uncovered
to you, in the animal kingdom your cattle increase and keep in fine condition,
in the kingdom of man you are magnetic, blessed with friends, with initiative,
with executive ability and efficiency. Prosperity, seen to be one with God, is not
temporal and changeable. it is eternal. it is not limited in its expression. it is
not only manifest in the ordinary ways of the world but it also includes prosperity
in health and in strength, in honors and in pleasures, in love and in learning. The prosperity of the worldly minded has the
proverbial wings, and there is always a skeleton at the feast of the unprincipled
rich. How superstitious they are. They build fine houses and hasten to
move into them, because forsooth. rich men have died before they could dwell in their
new houses. How fearful they are of competitors. How discontented with the
riches they have. How little hold they have upon health and life and their loved
ones. Riches without spirituality are Dead Sea fruit. The substance and lasting
joy of riches is a knowledge of Truth. Yes, the prosperity of the worldly minded
and unprincipled has wings. How Spirituality Prospers One Let us return to the statement that spirituality
prospers us and consider how it does so. First, it gives us insight into human character,
so that we know with whom to associate in business, what are the things
that men want, how to please. Secondly, it inspires confidence within and
invites the confidence of others in us. Thirdly, it increases our fellow feeling,
gives us a lively interest in the welfare of
even strangers, making us magnetic. Fourthly, it gives us a clear head, sober
judgment, common sense. Fifthly, it gives us poise and trust as to
the future. These are a few of the reasons why spirituality
can prosper us, others will be disclosed as we pursue the subject. Good fortune is not a thing of chance. it
is not a fatality, not a matter of our stars or our karma, but its cause lies in laws fulfilled
either consciously or unconsciously, the latter with most people,
the former with the enlightened. The One Source to Acknowledge One of these laws, is acknowledgment of the
real source of our fortune. This law was fulfilled by Abraham, who would not receive
anything from the king of Sodom I will not take A thread nor a shoelatchet
nor aught that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich and this
law was enjoined strictly upon all the Hebrews. for the tendency of the mortal
is to ascribe his success to his own skill or labor, foresight or energy, forgetting
that even these are gifts of God and that they are being applied daily by others,
but without success. Our God dwells within us, our real I am. This
is likewise the I am of everyone else and cannot be claimed by any mortal ego
as his exclusively. it is the same one in us today that spoke to the ancient Israelites
and now gives us warning of the way to be eternally prosperous. You shall eat and be full, and you shall bless
Jehovah your God for the good land which he has given you. Beware lest you
forget Jehovah your God, in not keeping his commandments. lest, when you have
eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and dwelt therein, and
when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is
multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied, then your heart be lifted up,
and you forget Jehovah your God and lest you say in your heart, My power and
the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth. But you shall remember Jehovah
your God, for it is he that gives you power to get wealth. The Inner Guide Cultivating an intimate communion with the
divine I am within us, we are led from one expression of prosperity to another,
along a sure road whose every step is scientific and inspired. This inner guide
is called the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ, the Spirit of truth, the Comforter.
it is impersonal and universal yet its voice can be heard unmistakably by those who
will not give it a personal interpretation as when it is called spirits
what tricks and folly and even outrages have been perpetrated under the influence
of such a delusion. nor ignore its great commandments given through
the prophets. This inner guide has been called by a variety
of names, such as something in me, my impression, intuition, business sense,
even the prosperity microbe by a well known American wit, who says that he
never could be rich because he never had had the microbe. Once many years
ago when Bell, the telephone inventor, was first placing his stock on the
market, he saw that it was a good investment. He therefore drew out all he had
in the bank it was only thirty thousand dollars and was on his way to buy
preferred Bell Telephone shares, when he was met by an officious friend, who
laughed scornfully at his simplicity and persuaded him to return with his money
to the bank. and so I just escaped being a multimillionaire
because I did not have the microbe, he mournfully concluded. He had it
but did not know its name and nature. By whatever name it is called, it is only
another name for business sense or business ability. Illustrations for Inner Guidance A young Chicago broker, who enjoyed an ephemeral
Napoleonic run among the bulls and bears on the exchange, was beseeched
to give out the secret of when and how much to buy and sell that was making
him such a phenomenal success. He confessed that it was no exact system that
he could define, only impressions. Something in me prompts Me to do it, and it
is irresistible, he said. But his power was of short duration, for he
did not know that it was the Holy Spirit. therefore he did not seek wisdom from
it, so as to know when, to abandon the foolish manipulations that are nothing
to Spirit, which chooses the nobler instruments of mens hearts and minds rather
than stocks and bonds. When ethical laws are ignored and crossed, no ordinary
illumination can keep the novice in the use of spiritual power from
making a failure. it is possible to ascend heights of success
under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit and never become falsely entangled with the
moral law, as witness one beautiful character, who was led to the discovery of
remarkable mines in Wisconsin, and to establishing a beautiful home in one of the
most favored spots in California, where she had a chapel and healed many sick
people. She had heard the inner voice from her youth, and like Abraham, she
had been assured from the beginning that if she were obedient to all
its instructions great riches would be hers, and like Abraham, when she became rich,
she had acknowledged the one Spirit, Lord God of the whole earth, as the
source of her prosperity. I refer to Missus Chynoweth of Edenvale, near
San Jose, California, who for years published amost interesting paper describing her wonderful,
indeed thrilling and romantic, guidance and protection by the Spirit. Seek Inner Things First Settling it in ones heart that the law the
Master gave Seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness, and all these things
after which the nations seek shall be added is a sound, scientific rule for the
establishment of eternal prosperity, let us proceed to fulfill it. and early in the
pursuit let us strictly regard that first. So
shall we discover that in a new sense the first shall be the last, in the sense
that to seek first the kingdom of God truly we must make it our last or final
search and our only pursuit. This means that we are not in Truth for its
prerequisites but for itself. it means a certain indifference to the things added,
indifference as to how long they are in coming, as to whether they ever come such
is the paradoxical state of mind of one who knows that prosperity is inevitable. First Exercise Meditate daily upon the pure Being of God
under the name of prosperity. Continue the meditation under all the other
names as being one with prosperity. God is Prosperity, Omnipresence, Omnipotence,
the Good, Life, Health, Love, Wisdom, Peace, Purity, Faith, Truth, All One. Copy the above upon a card, to be put in some
convenient place for ready reference. Begin some definite practice such as the following. Keep a handy little notebook in which to jot
down helpful thoughts, original and otherwise. Identify prosperity with all the other names
of God, not all at once but one after the other, from time to time, and watch what
masterful thoughts will arise. Thus we reason. Since God is prosperity and God
is omnipresence, therefore prosperity is omnipresence, that is, prosperity is everywhere,
in all I meet, in my business, in whatever I put my hand to. I do not need
to move from place to place. Yet I can go anywhere and be prosperous. Everything
and everybody prospers me. Since God is prosperity and God is omnipotence,
prosperity is omnipotence, my prosperity is all powerful, even though it
seem but as a grain of mustard seed yet it can move mountains. Nothing can keep it
from me. it prospers itself. Nothing succeeds like success. Since God is prosperity and God is the good,
therefore prosperity is the good, that is, on the plane of the Highest, prosperity
will bring me good only. it will not bring me pride or folly. it will not mislead
me or make me unspiritual. True prosperity prospers others, being of the same
nature as the one who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before.
My prosperity benefits my neighbor, it is not parasitical, it is the
presence of God. Since God is prosperity and God is life, prosperity
is life, that is, there is life throughout my affairs. There is no waiting
for the death of anything or anyone to bring me prosperity. Prosperity is one with health, that is, there
is no exhaustion of vitality and energy in bringing prosperity. Prosperity is one with love. On the plane
of the Highest universal unchangeable love, not selfishness and greed, is the key
to prosperity. Proceed in this way ad libitum, always taking
each name in its highest, ideal sense. Uncreasing Communion with God What is here recommended is a practice that
has ever been recommended by spiritual teachers from ancient oriental times,
and that was especially indorsed by Jesus Christ in His words Watch and pray
and in His direction that men ought always to pray, and not to faint. If the orientals thought prayer always meant
a beseeching and asking for something, Paul would never have given the
precept Pray without ceasing. He knew that it meant communion with the omnipresent
One, our life and very self, and communication to us of the vital, blessed
gifts of God. The worldly wise man who grows rich thinks
money, prices, property, ways and means, devices night and day in order to gain
a prosperity that is but as a breath of wind. The man who would know eternal prosperity
thinks God night and day until he sees and knows nothing else but that
one supreme, blissful presence. Chapter 2 The Magic of Meekness Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit
the earth. Happy are the dispassionate, for they shall inherit the
earth. When abstinence from theft in mind envy and
covetousness and act is complete in the devotee, he has power to obtain
all material wealth. We have long been willing to acknowledge the
powerful place that mind occupies in our affairs, that is, by virtue
of its objective, not its subjective, activity. Men point to inventions and arts, writings
and buildings, business and science as the noble fruits of mans intellect, and these
outer results as the means, along with other externalized thoughts, by which
mind influences the world. But that there is a way for thought to work directly
upon these outer affairs is as difficult for some persons to believe as it once was
for all of us to believe that an electric current could be used without a conductor.
But just as the Marconi messages do have conductors, though invisible to mens
eyes, so thought force has conductors and is transmitted though the avenues are still
unsensed by mortal man. Thoughts are things Science is working with thought, experimenting
and collecting data, and certain scientists in the vanguard of progress can
hardly restrain themselves from publishing their conviction that thoughts
can be felt and measured, analyzed and described, as heat and electricity have been,
by their effects. But science is conservative. it is philosophy, acknowledging
intuition as a factor in acquiring knowledge, that will keep men abreast of the
times and be the handmaiden of the new thought and theology, whose influence
can no longer be denied. Suffice it for us to know that all over the
world men and women are proving that thoughts are the greatest forces and substances
upon the whole earth, that thoughts can be read and their vibrations
felt most distinctly, that thoughts create atmospheres that are attractive or
repellent according to their character. it is a crying necessity for men to be educated
in this field so that they may not be exploited by the un scrupulous, nor fall into
the error of such exploitation themselves, but may rather join in using the
great thought forces that make for righteousness, that is, for the health and
happiness, wealth and freedom, of their neighbors as well as themselves. The Power of Words The word, silent or audible, is the conductor
of thought, and the trained mind knows whet words to use, and what thoughts
to make positive and what negative, and how to keep the true thoughts free from
adulteration of false notions, opinions, sentiments, and fears. In the preceding Chapter we dwelt upon the
thoughts that constitute the true positive activity of the mind, that make for
success through spirituality But not only must we know the true positive way of
thinking, we must also know the right way to make denials. for in the realm of appearances
there are both the positive and the negative to be correctly manifested
if things are to be rightly reflected. To try to fill our minds with true thoughts while
clinging to old false ideas is like trying to fill a bottle full of ink with milk,
without emptying out the ink, with the result that we have neither ink nor milk but
a useless liquid. Out of the many affirmations of the last lesson,
let us select two. God is omnipresent and God is good. it logically
follows that Good is omnipresent, the first great axiom of the true science
of God. it is as simple as two and two are four and lasting optimism. When the mind has a reason concerning the
hope that is in it, then hope can pass into certainty, and even at the times
when experience and the senses would utterly sweep away a groundless optimism,
one can abide in cheerfulness until its wisdom and its effectiveness are proved. Prosperity
and cheerfulness are boon companions, one always attracts the other.
Plenty and good cheer has passed into a proverb. Good is Omnipresent That the realization Good is omnipresent may
be with one continually, the mind must be given over to the thinking of
Truth night and day. Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy
soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind. The law shall not depart
out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate thereon day and night. Pray without
ceasing. In all thy ways acknowledge him. These scriptural instructions
can be fulfilled only by determined refusal to entertain the opposite
thoughts and feelings. Thus the mind refuses to meditate upon evils and failures,
wrongs and losses, fears and worriments. Every time an unhappy thought arises wisdom
displaces it with a silent statement of the allness of the good. Reason becomes
the schoolmaster, and the sense testimonies are set aside. Remember Jehovah
thy God, for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth. Not only do we remember
this, but we learn to forget the old ways of ascribing our riches to material
sources and personal effort. In remembering the Lord our God, we are reminding
ourselves of all good, and this means the forgetting of evil. There are people
who are suffering from conditions of poverty because their minds are filled
with memories of losses and failures. If you think about loss, you produce what you
think about. Sometimes it is not the loss of money and things but the loss of friends,
or reputation, or some good that seems to have no connection with ones financial
welfare. The Error of Grieving Socrates says, He that grieves much is a magnet
for attracting waste of property. Cease to grieve or entertain sad
memories of any kind. One student of Truth, Missus T had a revelation
as to the cause of her failures upon hearing these words of Socrates explained
by her teacher. The psychology of the connection between grief and loss is that
grief is a deep feeling about, and meditation upon, lack and loss, and mind being
cause, these thoughts of loss are outpictured in circumstances as loss of work,
money, patronage, friends, and other forms of deprivation. Missus T could trace a series of failures
in prosperity to a marked event in her life, when a beloved son had gone utterly
out of her life. She had been a very successful dressmaker,
had built up a clientele that was rich and increasing daily so that she was able
to keep a large staff of workers very busy in meeting the demands upon her skill, ingenuity,
taste, and good workmanship. She had been a widow with an only son when thrown upon
her own resources and had had very little of the worlds goods. But at this time she
had a goodly sum in the bank, real estate that was valuable, and everything pointed
to a life of financial independence. But one day they brought her beautiful twelve
year old boy, who had been the joy of her life, to her door, he had been drowned.
Although she knew that in Truth he still lived, she was so young in it that
she forgot to apply her principles and gave herself up to paroxysms of grief and
days and weeks of mourning. Her mournful presence repelled her wealthy
clients. One by one they sought other dressmakers and tailors. Down, down
went her income, and loss followed loss. Finally she attended a course of lessons
in prosperity and received that nugget of gold which Socrates gave. She realized how disloyal she had been to
her faith. She was like one awakened from a weird nightmare, and then and there
she resolved to put away all sorrow and to remember that her son lived throughout
eternity, and no longer to deny the presence of All Good. From the day of
that resolution her affairs revived, and today she has a deep seated consciousness
of Gods eternal supply and demonstrates it daily. Right Speech Our thinking is assisted by our speech, so
let our determination be to speak on the bright side and refrain from talking about
hard times and money being scarce and other forms of financial straits. Man himself decides the character of the times
by his mental attitude. Man controls the currency, he can make it free
or congested at will, and sometimes one man can be the key log of a whole situation,
continuing the jam by his stolidity or causing an easy flow by his freedom. As an illustration of the difference it makes
whether an individual talks hard times or simply refrains from such talk, a
man told me the following as an actual experience. There were two merchants in a town in Southern
California, both in a flourishing state, when there came a financial panic,
which put the character of both to the test. One talked of the bank failures and
the gloomy outlook, the other was full of assurance that it could not last, had only
cheery answers to all the pessimistic speculations, and never indulged himself in
any talk on the negative side. About twenty miles from this town lived a
young man on a ranch, which he was developing while depending for his living
upon a monthly remittance that came from his home in England. He knew nothing
of what was taking place in the rest of the world, as he had no newspapers, receiving
his mail only when he drove to town, which was at long intervals of time.
On such visits he always laid in a good store of provisions. In the midst of the panic he went to town,
stopped at the store of the optimistic merchant, and stocked up liberally. Then he
went over to the other merchants place, where he intended to buy just as freely.
He found that merchant standing idly at his door, and he exclaimed at the
dearth of customers. Thereupon the merchant launched forth on his
tale of woe, which so affected the young man that he ceased all further purchasing
and soon started back to his ranch, resolving to hold onto his money, although
England at the time was not in the least affected by the local stringencies
of America. according to my informant, the optimist went through the hard
times with little falling away of business, while the other merchant did not
recover his old status until long after the panic had passed. it is as foolish for men to hold back their
money at a time national, financial difficulties as for the motorist to shut down
on his power when ascending a hill. Nothing can change this natural action of
self preservation but spiritual insight and a regard for ones neighbors welfare equal
to ones regard for ones own. Three Great Denials Three dominant types of carnal thought must
be emptied out of the mind, the belief in evil, the belief in materiality,
and the belief in the mortal self, and daily three dominant spiritual ideas must
take their places, the belief in All Good, the belief in Mind as the one substance
and cause, and the belief in the God self as all in all. The power to set aside ones human selfhood
through realizing the self that is divine is called meekness. This word is not
commonly understood, being generally associated with weakness and lack
of spiritedness, whereas no one can be truly meek who is not strong and spirited. Moses has been cited as the most remarkable
example of the meekness that inherits the earth. Full of fire and charged
with power, he did not use these for his own personal advantage. But he wished all
to stand at the same place that he had reached. One of his followers, Joshua, once grew very
jealous for his masters glory and power and asked permission to stop certain
young men in the camp from prophesying, because they had not been ordained
to that work by the great Moses. But the mighty man replied to his disciple
in these noble words. Art thou jealous for my sake? Would that all
Jehovahs people were prophets, and that Jehovah would put his Spirit upon
them. Too full of Self There are people who do not achieve prosperity
because they are so full of their earthly selfhood, all the time thinking of
their rights, and seeking to exalt themselves, and demanding acknowledgment from
others of their righteousness and ability. Pride prevents them from doing
work for which they are specially adapted and which they could honor and exalt
if they entered into it in the right spirit. Egotism makes them insufferable to
others, even to those who would otherwise be glad to prosper them. Envy makes
them bitter and even malicious in their action and speech, so that men who are
in a position to choose their associates avoid them. Covetousness and greed
make them overshoot the mark in placing a value on their goods, again fear
may make them run to the other extreme to undervalue their work and cheapen
themselves. Ambition blinds them and after many failures leaves them stranded,
wallowing in pessimism and poverty. All this is because they did not
know how to let go of their mortal selfhood, the little I, and so to enter into
the power of their mighty meekness. Meekness is freedom from pride, envy, greed,
and egotism. it is a certain emptiness that has a wonderful drawing power. The Vacuum Meekness The principle of meekness is the same as that
of the vacuum. it is this principle which keeps all good in circulation. What
the vacuum is in nature, meekness is with respect to the rich substance of God.
Without a vacuum that continually demands filling, many movements of nature
would cease. it is the vacuum that draws the air into the lungs, and in mechanics
it is the secret of the useful pump. Even when men have had but little of this
meekness it has made them rich. it is the key to the prosperity of many a self made
man. Starting from small beginnings, letting no pride stand in his
way, such a man has gone steadily ahead, often quite free from envy of the success
of others, and even at the pinnacle of his own success being so free from vanity as to
do menial things, if exigency requires it, and not thinking himself lowered by anything
he does. Yet he may again lose this meekness, he may forget and let pride
a nd egotism arrest his development, all because his meekness is not grounded in
knowledge but is an unconscious gift from his God Being. Honor through Meekness When ones God given meekness continues through
life, then ones prosperity includes great honor and position, along with
riches. The world loves to honor the man who loses himself in the cause for
which he stands. it was this quality in Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
that made it easy for the world to honor the United States in honoring him. His
reticence, his freedom from egotism, his modesty and freedom from all
demands as U S Grant, opened wide the gates for the inrush of praise and gifts.
The world lay at his feet. He needed only the Christ knowledge to have placed him
forever beyond the reach of failure. The full meekness of the Christ is established
in the consciousness that makes right valuations. In it there is ever the
seeking first of the kingdom of God, and there is perfect deliverance from the pursuit
of material things. Material things follow, they seek the person possessed of
such a consciousness. He does not need to run after them, they are drawn to him as
fervently as steel to the magnet, for he has the substance that they represent. Those who pursue material things are always
just missing and may even have forgotten their ardent desire for them, do
these things come into their world. The Talmud says. Who runs after greatness, greatness runs away
from, but who runs away from greatness, greatness runs after. Our One Real Desire Turn that rich desire nature of yours toward
the realization that there is nothing for you really to pursue. All that you have
sought, all that is worth having, you already have, you already are. Awake. Arise.
Come to yourself in realizing the great truth of the ages that the one desire
of our heart is God, and always has been. and God we have, and God we are. for
there is nought else to have or to be. Perceiving this, for very joys sake you fulfill
the injunction of old, Diligently harken to the voice of Jehovah, wherever uttered,
by the lips of fools or in the oracles of masters, in the songs of birds
or of poets, in the roar of the earthquake or in the still small voice within. and ever
hearing and obeying the prophecy, you find it is fulfilled in your life. and all these blessings shall come upon thee,
and overtake thee Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou
be in the field Blessed shall be thy basket and thy kneading trough. Blessed shalt
thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
and Jehovah will make thee plenteous for good, in the fruit of thy body, and in
the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of will open unto thee his good treasure the
heavens, to give the rain of thy land in its season, and to bless all the work of thy hand. Second Exercise In conjunction with the meditation, given
at the close of the last lesson, meditate daily upon the following, learning the words
by heart, and repeating them until there is an answering thrill within you at
each repetition. I am that I am is the rich fountain of my
abundant supply. By the power of the Spirit rich substance is now overflowing into every
avenue and expression of my life. Gods presence and power, working all things
together for good, is felt and seen in everything I put my hand to. I am that I am, my true self, fills my whole
being and all my world. Where I am there is only good, and therefore
I declare. There is no place for evil, there never can be any failure, there
is nothing to fear. Where am there is only pure Spirit, Divine
Mind, the eternal rich substance of God. therefore declare the nothingness of
material things. They have no power to attract or bind me. I know no greed for possessions. I have all
that gives is real, and I covet nothing that passes away. Where I am there is only love that loves and
gives to all, and therefore I know no envy nor jealousy, no pride nor selfishness. Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy
laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for
I am meek and lowly in heart. and ye shall find rest unto your souls. for
my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Chapter 3 Confidence through Knowledge of Truth Be sure you are right, then go ahead. Because thou hast asked this thing have given
thee a wise and an understanding heart and I have also given
thee that which thou bast not asked, both riches and honor. One of the most essential concomitants of
prosperity is confidence. self confidence and confidence in others, trust in the outcome
of an undertaking, and assurance that one is in the right and bound to win. Without
this deep interior faith, one cannot draw the confidence of others and so have the co
operation of all those whose aid and abetting give a person standing in the business world. Self Confidence and Christ Everything works for and to the credit of
those who know in whom they have believed and who have great principles as
the foundation of their confidence in themselves and in their enterprise. Credit is one of not the greatest, in the
world today. it would be impossible to carry on the immense amount of commerce and
trade found in the world if it were not for the credit system. There is not
enough coined money in existence to serve as the medium of exchange for the business
transacted even in one day, nor would there be time or facilities to effect
the exchanges that even the banks require if suddenly all credit were removed
from affairs. So potent is credit that even the touch of
the hem of its garment has been known to save a man from financial ruin. With reference to the power that the Rothchilds
are said to have wielded in the realm of credit, the story is told of a man
whose business was once on the very verge of ruin but who was convinced that he
could easily weather the crisis in his affairs if a little restraint could be put
upon his creditors. This man appealed to one of the great Rothchilds who knew him but
slightly but believed his story for a loan, an endorsement, or a mere word that
might pilot him through the dangerous straits. The great financier said
to him. My friend, I have an errand down the street.
Just take my arm and walk with me. and so as seemingly intimate business friends
they passed among brokers of Paris. it was enough. The mans creditors stayed
their claims, the crisis was passed, and his business was saved. it was
thought that did the work, the greatest power in the world. The true trust and the false To know when to have confidence, where to
place it, and how to retain it are some of the questions that meet us. There
are those who are not succeeding, because of undue caution and a lack of trust,
because in giving credit they have lacked judgment, or operated with a slack
hand, or got into bondage because of fear. Then there are those who think they cannot
trust anybody, that all men are dishonest, and they will trust no one until
he has been proved trustworthy. Experience, bringing loss and disillusionment,
has been their hard and bitter teacher. In this world of appearances there are two
kinds of trust, a positive and a negative kind. The latter is the trust of the ignorant,
and unless there comes understanding, this trust will prove its falseness. Innocence can trust and be justified, for
innocence is divine. Ignorance and innocence are not synonyms, as some suppose,
there is no perfect innocence that is not based upon intuitive knowledge. it
is when the innocent mind begins to resort to worldly knowledge, that failure
follows. Then peoples trust in one another becomes a mere looking to the mortal,
and their trust in God is trust in a being who is far away, inclined to be partial,
and of uncertain character. Presently their faith is tried, and it cannot stand
because their knowledge, being of a worldly nature, is according to appearances
and has no real foundation. Trust in the God of Everything True trust, the positive trust that nothing
can take from you, is trust in the divinity of everybody and everything. You
trust yourself because you let your divine self guide you. You know that the Lord
in you can do everything, and you let His wisdom direct you and give you skill
and insight, inspiration and understanding. You may need to remind yourself often of the
One in whom you trust if you have hitherto lacked confidence. or if your old
confidence was a kind of self conceit, brazen yet weak, when you pass, like Paul,
from the old boldness to the new meek yet fearless confidence, it will be good to
say. I can do all things in him that strengtheneth
me. Divine Wisdom This is the wisdom of which Solomon sang and
wrote, whose price is above rubies. for the gaining of it is better than gaining
of silver, and the profit thereof than fine gold. it was this understanding which brought to
the Hebrew king all his riches and honor. Having wisdom, you cannot be poor. Mines of
rich ore are discovered by it. Timely inventions spring forth from it. Secrets
of nature come with it. Business foresight, good judgment of human
efficiency, right valuations of land and commodities are some of its fruits. The
list of advantages that accrue from divine understanding is too long and universal
to be written about in these lessons. By the light of wisdom you look for the divinity
in everyone, even the dishonest, and the One will come forward. By having your
eye single to the One you will also be able to discern the errors that hide mans
divinity, and there will be no confusion in your mind as to human nature.
You will not put your trust in the flesh or in princes but ever in the One that
is trust worthy. Great principles of prosperity are announced
in those verses of Scripture which declare that man to be a failure cursed who
trusts in that which is less than God, and to be a success blessed who trusts
in the Lord. Thus saith Jehovah. Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and
maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah. for he shall
be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh. Blessed is
the man that trusteth in Jehovah, and whose trust Jehovah is. for he shall be
as a tree planted by the waters and shall not be careful in the year of drought,
neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Be sure the Lord is on your side, your sense
of righteousness is keen enough for that. Business ethics is not different from
other ethics. Business is not business when the Spirit is left out. it is only a
dead and cold Moloch that in the end will consume what you hold fairest and dearest
in life. If you abandon scruples and conscience you must know how not to sink.
You must rise on the wings of your godhead. The snare of riches Certain good people fear to be rich lest they
should fall into the snare of riches and miss their way into eternal happiness.
Learn to pray that you be not led into the temptation of any God gift. The Spirit
can protect you from every liability if you but remember. The saying How hard is it
for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God applies to the
poor as well as the rich, for many are the poverty stricken who labor under the
delusion that they would be completely happy if they were only rich. it
is our attitude toward riches that determines whether they are a stumbling block
or not. Good people, search the Scriptures, and gather together the many texts
that show that riches belong to the righteous. No longer deceive yourselves into
thinking Jesus was poor. At any moment He could have had all the wealth of
the world at His command. Compare two statements that Paul makes about the Master
as to His poverty and His sin, that both were but an appearance. Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our
behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in him. Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through
his poverty might become rich. it is not money that is the root of all evil
but the love of money. Let money be nothing to you, and let us not talk of wanting
to be rich because of the good we could do, but let us see that we want to be
rich because it is right, and riches belong to the daughters of the King and the
princes of God. Faith in God Eternal There is never any occasion in all ones life
for losing faith or entertaining doubt. The man who doubts not in his heart, according
to the Master, can have what he saith. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say
unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea. and shall not doubt
in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass, he shall have it. Faith is persistency, which is rooted in the
knowledge that this good is for us and we can have it. When Jesus wished to illustrate
the faith that wins, He chose an example of persistency, a widow who won her
way because of her own nature and not because of justice or love or any other
reason. In the case figured a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man, and the
widow came to him demanding that justice be done her in a certain cause.
At first the judge pays no attention, but the widow troubles him so much with her determined
claims that at last he yields to her, lest she wear me out by her continual
coming. Another peculiar parable to illustrate this power of persistent prayer
is given in Luke where a friends need is said to be met because of
his importunity. Above the law of cause and effect I have always tried to do right and to be
good, and I have never wronged anyone. I dont see why I should be so poor and suffer
so. When tempted to complain in this way, close
your lips on any utterance before it can come forth, and rise in your mind above
the law of cause and effect, of reward and punishment, and take fresh hold of this
thought. My good is for me and I can have it now, and
I do have it this moment in Spirit, and now it can become manifest. Once to San Francisco from a country town
came a young woman, an orphan and friendless, who desired to get work. She soon
found that her lack of He chose an example of persistency, a widow who won her
way because of her own nature and not because of justice or love or any other
reason. In the case figured a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man, and the
widow came to him demanding that justice be done her in a certain cause.
At first the judge pays no attention, but the widow troubles him so much with her determined
claims that at last he yields to her, lest she wear me out by her continual
coming. Another peculiar parable to illustrate this power of persistent prayer
is given in Luke where a friends need is said to be met because of
his importunity. I have always tried to do right and to be
good, and I have never wronged anyone. I dont see why I should be so poor and suffer
so. When tempted to complain in this way, close
your lips on any utterance before it can come forth, and rise in your mind above
the law of cause and effect, of reward and punishment, and take fresh hold of this
thought. My good is for me and I can have it now, and
I do have it this moment in Spirit, and now it can become manifest. Once to San Francisco from a country town
came a young woman, an orphan and friendless, who desired to get work. She soon
found that her lack of experience handicapped her sadly. She was unattractive
and without tact, silent and colorless. But she had a marvelous tenacity. At last she got a position in the United States
Mint, a most difficult thing to do unless one has excellent references. She remained
there three years because her political sponsor was a man of influence.
When someone inquired one day as to his personal character, she replied. I know little or nothing about him beyond
the brief conversations that I had with him before getting my position. and then she told her simple story of how
she had succeeded where hundreds had failed. When she learned that women worked in the
mint, she went to the superintendent to ask for a position. He was
a polite man, who answered her courteously that there were no vacancies.
In a few days she applied again. Receiving the same answer, she left a self
addressed envelope, asking the superintendent to let her know when there
would be a vacancy. She presented herself a number of times after that, every
few days. At last the superintendent must have pitied
her ignorance and perhaps admired her simplicity, for he condescended to explain
to her that without influence, the endorsement of some public official or
other man of influence or position, she could not be accepted. She asked him to
name such a man. it happened that a certain Congressman had
arrived in San Francisco that very day. She went to see him, took his specious
promises in earnest, and haunted his office day after day until at last, to get
rid of her, he wrote the letter that gave her
the position. it was the story of the widow and the judge repeated. Many a man and woman has succeeded by just
such simple faith. it was not the mere going, nor the bold, impertinent annoying,
nor an ordinary aggressiveness, but a deep, childlike trust that took everyone
at his word and knew no failure. Faith in mans good will it is wise never to approach another person
beset with the idea that he is ill disposed toward you. If you suffer from such
an idea, either recover from your lack of faith in the persons good will or
make no attempt to see him. Faith in the good will of people, when it
is based upon your respect for their true self, often leads them for the sake of their
own peace of mind and self respect to show forth their better side. So well is this
law recognized today in business that clerks and other employees are being educated
by their employers to welcome all with a pleasant face and to be invariably
courteous and agreeable whether customers buy or not or whether they are polite
or not. This is good business common sense. A noted merchant prince of Chicago had the
following printed and freely distributed among the patrons and employees
of his great store under the caption, of The Marshall Field Idea,
To do the right thing at the right time, in the right way,
To do some things better than they were ever done before,
To eliminate errors, To know both sides of the question,
To be courteous, To he an example,
To work for love of the work, To anticipate requirements,
To develop resources, To recognize no impediments,
To master circumstances, To act from reason rather than rule,
To be satisfied with nothing short of perfection. True richness makes others rich The finishing and sealing of eternal confidence
in yourself, your fellow men, and your world lies in the realization of the
truth of these two master thoughts. First. Your richness is a blessing to all
creation. Second. it is the will of the true God that
you be a great success on earth as well as in heaven. The old thought that one cannot be rich but
at the expense of his neighbor must pass away, and every exercise that has had
that thought for its basis. True prosperity adds to the richness of the whole
earth, such as that of the man who makes two trees grow where only one grew before.
The parasitical belief in prosperity as coming by the sacrifices of
others has no place in the mind that thinks true. My benefit is your benefit, your
success is my success should be the basis of our wealth. it is the divine will that you be a self reliant,
self supporting person, strong, upright, efficient, a nobleman of Gods realm,
able to command all the elements and to use and beautify all creation through
your knowledge of your self and union with God. it was from the standpoint of his disobedience
that man judged the Lord to be a harsh, austere taskmaster of poor slaves.
Now we know that we do not honor God by such a view, we see Him as He is, the lover
of all, the true God who wills that everyone shall enter joy and freedom while
yet on the earth by co operating with the only will there is, the will that seeks
always and everywhere the good and happiness of the whole. Chapter 4 Inspiration in work Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with
thy might. Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,
saith Jehovah of hosts. Every human being is a dynamo of concentrated
creative energy, ever seeking avenues of expression. and when the right
avenues have been found and there is nothing to prevent the free and full manifestation
of this energy, then heavenly joy is realized, and this continues as the
fruits of the creative work return to glorify their source. Work versus Labor work is divine, and everyone who is normal
in mind and body loves work, not labor but work, for there is a distinction
between work and labor. The first is the creative activity of God, congenial, inspired
with love, one with play, and one with rest. True work is the result of choice, it
is never obligatory nor limited by time or space. work is done from the heart, and there
is no curse upon it, for the worker obeys the inner voice and ever seeks its sanction
in all that he does. But labor is work mixed with false thoughts
and feelings, and therefore its fruits are not happiness and freedom. it is unspiritual
living and ignorance of his divine origin that brings man to the place where
he must labor in the sweat of his face, become a slave to others, be imposed upon,
and have cruelty and injustice heaped upon him. To escape the misery and degradation
of undesirable and brutish labor man must get knowledge about himself and his
fellow beings, and above all he must know the true God and the reason of Jesus
Christs coming and the way to live the Christ life. Solving the labor question Men may change their environment and their
master, may seek new work and make new laws, but as long as they are content
to sit in spiritual darkness and ignore the God within them the problem of
labor will go unsolved. Social and economic systems grow out of mens views of
life and the passions that dominate them. If these are radically wrong the systems
are false, and only as Christ ideals are held uppermost in the mind, and human
passions are turned from earthly power and money, the passions of the poor
as well as the rich, can new systems arise, true laws be enacted, and the curse
of the old order pass away. There is for everyone a congenial work, it
is that which he can do most happily and successfully, that in which he can feel
himself in tune with his own soul and the souls of his fellow human beings. The rule of the word The most direct way to this work is to follow
the rule of the word. To the novice in spiritual methods this statement
will need explanation and enlargement. First of all, let us understand and agree
upon this, that all is mind, in other words, that matter and motion, the two components
in which scientists once classified all the parts and phases of creation,
are mind stuff and the play of mind stuff upon itself, in the highest terms, God
substance and God working. Thought is mind in motion, and every activity
upon this earth begins as a thought. The nature of an activity can be
decided by the quality of the thought that was its origin and the thoughts that
followed and were its modifiers. When a thought comes out of abstraction into the
definite form of a word, it is like electricity, and can be conserved, directed,
and used, as its thinker wills. As molds determine the form of the melted
metal that is poured into them, so the word decides the outer form that thoughts
are to take in the realm of appearances. As molds are patterned after certain ideals
in the mind of their creator, so our words should be spoken from our higher consciousness,
the heavenly ideals that are now true in God. The rule of the word is to speak ever, in
the present tense, the Truth as it is in God, using positive affirmations with reference
to the good only and strong denials with reference to evil. it is to look
to the word as the God appointed means of bringing into the visible that good
which still seems invisible to our earthly senses. Your congenial work There is a direct line between you and the
work that you desire to do, the position that you can best fill. This line remains
ever the same, and you move along it by the power of your true word, and the truth
you speak is that which applies to your divine self, which is ever in its right place
and doing its harmonious and happy work. Following this rule, you declare.
I am now in my right place. I am now doing the work I love to do. according to appearances, these words may
seem untrue. But you are not speaking from the stand point of appearances
but from the standpoint of the real. But. you may say, if words have such power,
will not such statements keep me in my present position and work, which are
so undesirable and so distasteful to me? Not unless this position and work are quite
transformed and become truly representative of your heavenly state and
activity. This sometimes takes place under the word. As you continue gathering spiritual thoughts
and ruling your silent mental speech as well as your audible words according to
the highest ideals, you may discover that you are where you are in order to redeem
certain traits of character that militate against your spiritual advancement
and therefore interfere with your earthly prosperity also. Then it will be wisdom
for you to cast yourself fervently upon the divine Presence, prepared to be moved
and placed just when and where the supernal will decrees, while you still
hold the true word. By so doing you save yourself many unnecessary, even painful, experiences,
the result of the unregenerate natures interfering. be most congenial, one may even feel that
one is not yet fitted for the work that would most appeal. In either case Christ abandonment
to the divine will is wisdom, and perfect trust in the love of our
heavenly Father is the surest road to the work wherein lies our supreme success. A prosperity meditation Eliminate every false thought from the work
in which you are now engaged, and whether you be an employer or an employee
meditate often upon such thoughts as these. I cannot grow weary in well doing.
I cannot be overworked. No mortal can enslave me.
No person or institution can bind me. I am fearless and true.
No false system can use me or abuse me. I am Gods free man, I am Gods noble man.
I work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal
life, which the Son of man shall give unto me.
Nothing is laborious to me. I am not a hireling. Money is no object to me.
I serve the Lord in all lovingly, faithfully, abundantly, and I trust the Lord in all
to serve me richly, honorably, truly. I am redeemed from every curse of labor. Secretly as well as openly I do my best.
All my work is on honor. Competition is nothing to me. Anothers success
cannot take my success away. My own comes to me.
I have no rivals. I know no enemies. I rejoice in my neighbors success. Slander cannot hurt me, for I envy no man.
Bitterness and strife have no place in my affairs. Only the elements of harmony can enter into
my business. I draw to me those who love truth and honor. I fear no lack for my loved ones. They attract
prosperity even as I do. I gravitate to the highest, most valuable,
most useful and happiest position and work that I can now fulfill to the honor of
man and the glory of God. Emerson says in Spiritual Laws.
Each man has his own vocation. The talent is the call. There is one direction in
which all space is open to him. He has faculties silently inviting him thither to
endless exertion. He is like a ship in a river, he runs against obstructions on every
side but one, on that side all obstruction is taken away and he sweeps serenely
over a deepening channel into an infinite sea. By doing his work he makes the need felt which
he can supply, and creates the taste by which he is enjoyed. By doing his
own work he unfolds himself. Having Done All, To Stand When a person seems not yet to realize the
Absolute and has no position at all, yet everything is crying out in him and through
those near and dear to him for the sustenance that he still feels must come by
the law of cause and effect, what then? The same rule of the word applies to him as
to others, but more than anything else let him attend to the spirit of rich
service and divine guidance within him. Perhaps there has been too much running to
and fro and whipping of oneself into strenuous search after work with, all the
time, a sense of the uselessness of it. Then it is wise to wait, like Mary of Bethany,
who sat in the house until the inner message was brought. The Teacher is
here, and calleth thee. An illustration of this from a Truth students
experience will serve best to convey the instruction intended. A man whose wife had been healed of a severe
case of rheumatism had long been out of work because of his appetite for drink,
which had not only caused him to be discharged from many good positions but
had drawn upon him most bitter invectives from his last employer, who had
suffered certain losses through his failing. The Captain, as he was called, swore
at him and told him never to show his face in his the Captains place again. But through his wifes spiritual treatments
the man had been wholly healed of his intemperance, and all appetite for liquor
had left him forever. Nevertheless as he went to and fro through the city looking for
work no one would take him, because, as they said. You said before that you had sworn off and
would never drink again. We cannot trust you. The wife was trying to help with her word,
but she was young in the thought, and needing more instruction, she came to me to
ask what to do next. He has gone everywhere he knows, she said,
and is ready to go more, although he feels it will not be any use and there
must be another way. Since he was beginning to get this feeling,
I said. Now he is ready to stand still, and see the
salvation of Jehovah. Let him not go out of the house again to look for work
unless he has a strong leading from within, but let him speak the word. I have my true position. I am now in my right
work. The man did so. it required fortitude and
strength of character to abide by it. But he knew enough of the principles of Truth
to wait and trust. In a day or so the mail brought a letter from
the old Captain, to whom he had not had the temerity to go after the terrible
dismissal he had received, which was couched in polite language, saying that he
had heard that he the man had been looking for a position, and that there was
an opening in his old place if he desired to come back. He took the old position, where
he remained for many years, until he finally went into business for himself. Enriching Quality of True Service Fill the heart and mind with desire to serve,
regardless of whether there be recognition of your value or just recompense
for your good work, and there will gather within you a rich quality, the presence
of which can always be sensed by a man of large outlook, making him respect your
willingness to serve even while ignoring other desirable qualities. A successful man in Vancouver, who was attending
a prosperity course that I was giving in that city, furnished me with an
example of the success of this method in his own experience as an employer. A few days
before, as he was loading or rather superintending the loading of a great number
of barges with lumber, two men came to him, fused. This was nothing uncommon and would have passed
unnoticed but for two incidents. The first was that both men did the same thing, though
strangers to each other. After receiving the short, quick dismissal the first man went
and sat on a pile of lumber to watch the workers, the second man did the same thing, sitting
down near the first one. As a great load was being swung around by
a derrick, it began slipping, and the foreman shouted for the other men to come
and take a hand. Some were excited, some were slow, and as the foreman called
for more help the second man to ask for work sprang forward and gave his aid,
and then continued at work for the rest of the day. At the close of the day the
foreman touched him on the shoulder and said. Come tomorrow, my man. I want men like you.
He gave him a job the next day with the thought that he would keep an eye
on him, while t he first applicant was lost to him like a pebble dropped among many
others. In the midst of all the success that comes
to us in our worldly business, let us never forget that we came to this earth on
one special errand alone, and so far as we perform this errand we are really successful. Truly there is but one business in all Gods
world, and that is to prove our own divinity and the divinity of the whole race,
at the same time proving that God is all there really is. Chapter 5 Freedom from Debt Owe no man anything, save to love one another.
for that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law.. Love worketh no ill to
his neighbor. love therefore is the fulfillment of the law. Wherever there is a sense of indebtedness
there also is honor, and where honor abides, wealth and power are near at
hand, for in Spirit they are never separated. Both riches and honor come to thee,
and thou rulest over all, and in thy hand is power and might, and in thy hand
is to make great, and to give strength unto all. and so surely as a debtor
gets understanding, by which he can keep his trust as well as his honor, he will
never be harassed by his creditors or be brought to shame or want. Wise Credit it is a matter of wonderment to some people
that they are trusted so implicitly by their creditors. Yet the reason is simple.
Men are continually reading each others thoughts, and when they have the determination
to do right by their neighbor, this state of mind is written upon their face
and in their actions as well as radiated through their aura, and if the creditor
will but trust his impressions his debtors then become simply good investments. Love Frees From Debt As Paul declared, the key to freedom from
debt is love that seeks the good of the neighbor first, last, and always. for with
love goes that respect, that honor which is a perpetual magnet for riches, even though
they are passed along as rapidly as received and no one may appear to be rich
through accumulation. The truly rich are those who have plenty to spend and who
spend that plenty, not those who have plenty to save and who save it. The miser
is not rich. The prodigal is nearer to prosperity, even in his ignorance, than
the frugal person who never learns to spend wisely. Perfect love casts out fear as to ones continuance
in prosperity, and guides one into the way where indebtedness is no burden
but a convenient and harmonious arrangement, where each is benefited and each
is sure of the outcome. But the debts that we made in folly and selfishness,
that hang over us like a pall and drag upon us from the past so that there
seems no deliverance, what of them? and what of those which, it may seem,
can only be paid with a lifetime of labor and yet for which no prospect of funds
lies ahead of us? Forgiving Our Debtors Though your sins may be as scarlet, they shall
be as white as snow. Though your debts be scarlet, they shall all be canceled,
for debts in business are like sins in the character, and the Christ law must be
known and applied to bring perfect freedom. In the prayer that Jesus gave to
His disciples as a model we have this law embedded in the words forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors. As you open the way by which your debtors
can be free, according to the great equity of God, the way of your own freedom
will be revealed. Let us consider the philosophy of forgiving
our debtors so that they may be helped to pay us, if not with money, with
something valuable to us. it may be revealed to us that an old score in some former
existence has been balanced and that they really owe us nothing. At any rate,
it is not righteous for us to hold any thought or feeling against our neighbors,
no matter how false their attitude toward us may be, but at all times to have
such a state of mind regarding them that they may feel comfortable in our presence
and even be glad to think of us. Mental Harassing People often keep their debtors from paying
them by mentally harassing them. They wonder with indignation why so and so
does not pay that bill, and perhaps they talk him over with a mutual acquaintance
until, if character were clothes, he does not have a rag to his back. Perhaps they
hear that the debtor is spending money freely, buying luxuries, and the rumor
adds fuel to the flames of resentment. In the meantime the debtor is exceedingly
uncomfortable every time the thought of the creditor comes into his mind, and he
shuns him. If he sees him coming, he will cross the street or in some way avoid
a meeting. He may even hate him. Finally he succeeds in dismissing him from
his mind to such an extent that when he is ready to pay his debts this particular
creditor does not come into mind at all. This uncomfortable feeling is also the reason
why one who has received a favor of money loaned is so often not a good friend
after that, the burden of obligation chafes him. Best Thoughts for Debtors If because of Truth you will not think evil
of your debtor, that he is dishonest or selfish or weak or poverty stricken but will
hold him in the what she declared was true. consciousness of his noble, honorable,
true being, you will easily and happily come into his mind just at the right
time along with the desire and also the ability to do the right thing by you.
This was literally demonstrated in the experience of a woman, a student of Truth,
who like many others had loaned money to a man who made a failure of the venture
in which all the money was sunk. This man left town followed by the anathemas
of all his creditors except this woman. She kept her mind upon his true
self, and whenever the subject of his default was broached she never spoke against
him but always said. He will pay me. I have no fear, I trust him,
or words of like meaning. Then news came that he had struck it rich
in Alaska. This brought no hope to those creditors who had decided that he was
thoroughly bad, but the woman soon received a letter, with the full amount of
her loan enclosed in it, and the enlightening words. You have never said one word against me, and
so I pay you first. The others can wait. This woman exercised real forgiveness,
which is not a sentiment but a power. She forgave or gave for the false appearance
of fraud the true thought of the real man, with the result of proving that
Our debts are forgiven us by the same process of the law of good, substituting
freedom from all indebtedness for the former bondage, and healing the cause,
our weakness or ignorance, and bringing forth our good judgment and insight. Subtle Errors
With the new mind, many errors fall away that have not been seen as errors
although their basis was some belief in limitation or evil. Thus one ceases to hold
back money from fear or to save it up for a rainy day. To bank surplus when
their comes an overflow of money may then be a matter of convenience but not of
fear. There should be no waiting for others to pay
us before we will consider paying our debts. Doing our part may supply the impetus
to our debtor to do his, as when a single five dollar bill has been known
to pay twenty dollars of indebtedness by being circulated at the right
moment. Pride and conventionality are displaced, and
debts may be paid in full by very small sums oat intervals. Inspirations guides
us as to whom we should pay first. Sometimes we may hold a hard thought against
some person, and this acts like a curse, preventing the free flow of our blessings.
A true step taken may relieve the whole situation. A dollar paid to a man who
thinks that what you owe him is a bad debt may relieve a congestion in the thought
causes back of your affairs. A young woman had been owing her music teacher
for lessons for over a year because she never had the amount, fifteen
dollars, on hand when she thought of him. She resolved to put aside her pride and
fixed ideas of how he should be paid and to send him a dollar at a time until the
debt was paid in full. To her letter of apology inclosing the dollar
she received a most cordial reply full of protestations that she did not owe him
anything and begging her to dismiss all thought about it, as she paid him times more
than that amount in pupils to whom she had recommended him. The attempt she made well repaid her, for
not only was the debt canceled, but the expression of appreciation that she received
was a surprise and a delight, as she had not considered the favor she was doing
him but only the benefits she was conferring on those who became his pupils
through her recommendation. Right Thoughts Aid In Cancellation of Debts Through meditating on the divine desire within
you to bless your neighbors there will come joy in paying them. Also there will
come faith that others enjoy paying you, and you yourself will not dread to present
a bill. Sometimes letters and other papers are so
imbued with false thoughts that were held when they were being prepared that they
come like a blow or insult and quite fall short of their purpose. An illustration
of this fact was given me by a member of one of my classes. Miss M a teacher,
had given many lessons to a wealthy woman who had made no movement toward
payment, and finally Miss M concluded that she was waiting for a bill.
Feeling it to be thoughtless on the part of her student to wait for a bill, and
moved by a combination of resentment, impatience, and indignation, she sat down
and wrote the bill and mailed it. Now this woman was generous and just and also
a good student of Truth. If she had not been, Miss M would have waited long
for her money. for, the woman said, the moment I took the
bill in my hand I had such a feeling of resentment, impatience, and indignation
against you that I almost threw the bill into the wastebasket, with
the vow that I wouldnt pay you for a month. Then I remembered my principles, and
instantly I knew that those were your feelings about me and that I had been
reflecting them, and I immediately came down here to pay you. Be careful, young
lady, what you think, when you send out bills. arisen if we should contract
debts when there is no money in sight to pay them? Unless there is the true, supreme assurance
from within that the money to pay such debts is already on the way, it is better
to fast and pray until such assurance comes than to put oneself to too great a test.
Faith is not demonstrated by our venturing into debt but by our realizing that
the means to meet debts will be there even before they are contracted. Take Interest in Humanity Keep well in mind the understanding that you
are no mere machine but always a brother, a sister, a fellow man, a member
of Gods family. There is nothing so interesting to a man as another man, and especially
another man who is also interested in people. Approach a man from
whom you expect a favor with interest in your face that has sprung from communing
with the Spirit within him, and if the favor is not granted, take the decision
for the moment as being from the Spirit, not necessarily final, and so maintain
a high standard of respect between you. Your action will not be forgotten, and
the next time you apply it will be easier to get a favorable decision. Some good advice was given to a young man,
who had been spending days looking for work until he was greatly discouraged.
The man who gave the advice had just made the stereotyped reply Sorry,
but Ive nothing for you, and as the young fellow was turning sadly away, he added. But, young man, I can give you a piece of
advice which, if you take it, will get you a position soon. it is this. Never again approach
an employer with that gloomy face. Smile, look cheerful, and youll succeed. The young man thanked him and put the advice
into practice As he kept thinking upon cheerfulness and smilingly received one
refusal after another, he grew lighthearted until at the last place he applied,
a coal yard, as the same old answer was given him, he turned and went through
the yard whistling a merry tune. The man called him back. You seem to be a pretty cheerful fellow. I
like such men around me. Come here tomorrow, and I think I can make a place for
you. He received work for that time, and never
forgot the valuable advice of his stranger friend. Never expect to succeed by appealing to anothers
pity or sympathy, nor by bringing forward your need or lack, weakness,
or ignorance. Let your main thought ever be How can I serve you? A Few Aphorisms A few aphorisms are added for your meditation.
Riches are a state of mind. Riches should circulate through our affairs as air does
in the lungs. Nothing succeeds so well as success, nothing
prospers so well as prosperity, therefore never make a poor mouth. Freedom in giving and receiving is the law
of healthy supply. God Prosperity loveth a cheerful giver. Do not save up for a rainy day, for the rainy
day will come as surely as you prepare for it. Money must not be clutched. it loves freedom. Carry yourself as one who owns the earth,
for you do. Business instinct is spiritual intuition applied
to business affairs. Money invested in spiritual things is not
loss, but gain a hundredfold. Consider the lilies of the field, how they
grow. They have a law within themselves by which they draw to themselves
their own sustenance. Get into the current of the stream of prosperity
and your boat will be carried along all right without interfering with your
neighbors. Chapter 6 The Rich Mentality Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.
The good man out of his good treasure bringeth forth good things.
They shall prosper that love thee. Then shalt thou prosper, if thou observe to
do the statutes and ordinances.
Why transgress ye the commandments of Jehovah, so that ye cannot prosper?
because ye have forsaken Jehovah, he hath also forsaken you.
Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace. Thereby good shall come unto thee.
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thy heart.
If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up.
Lay thou thy treasure in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of
the brooks, and the Almighty will be thy treasure,
and precious silver unto thee. Riches are primarily a state of mind and not
a matter of accumulation of money or things. A rich mind will necessarily be
represented of plenty of the worlds goods, either in a persons possession or at
his command, but to have millions and to lack the fertility of mind to utilize
them is to be like the mule that bears rich ore on his back out of the mine, he knows
the burden of it and not the joy of practical use. Mental Paupers Men and women of assured income who have not
known the inner wealth have led miserable lives of fear lest thieves should
rob them of everything, and some have gone insane with the dread of poverty
and spent the last days of their earthly existence in hourly expectation of being sent
to the poorhouse because of indigence. Paupers in consciousness, these
people cannot recognize riches when they stare them in the face. therefore the wisdom of the Master. Seek first
to be rich toward God and let the earthly riches follow. for then is the problem
taken hold of at the right end, at its source, and one escapes the folly of so many
poor who have put the cart before the horse, seeking riches first and the spiritual
life last. Everyones Rich Aura Everyone who comes into the world has a rich
aura, the gift of his heavenly Father. it is his living from the source of
all wealth. Most of us seem to have been prodigal sons, letting our rich consciousness
be frittered away by the delusions of sense, until we find ourselves bound to mortality
and far from happiness, heaven, our home. But we know that even then, if we only
remember and come to ourselves, we can return to the rich consciousness by
keeping our face steadily toward our Fathers at is, by seeking first his kingdom,
and his righteousness. The rich aura that surrounds and fills each
of us is the reflection of Divine Mind, and it contains all the elements of every
expression of richness upon the face of the whole earth. its thoughts of goodness
are the reality back of gold, its consciousness of freedom lies back of silver,
its purity is the substance of diamonds, and all its virtues are portrayed
in the gems of the earth. its life fructifies the very soil, its beauty and grace
determine the forms of fruits and flowers. Spirituality and Good Crops As long as man looks outside himself for all
the causes of his fortune or misfortune, he does not find the law of thought
and feeling by which he may be prospered. In mans attitude toward this rich
mentality, which is in truth his Divine Mind, lies the clue to many an unusual
experience in his life. Certain habitual thoughts and feelings toward
God and the spiritual life have, made one mans fields yield more richly than
his neighbors although in every other respect the soil and the seed were the same. Crops
have been delivered from pests, and also protected so that blight or frost or some other enemy
could not harm them. A story illustrating this truth was told the
writer by a student about his father, who had some remarkable proof that a praying man
comes under divine protection even in his fields. This man said that his father, Mister N was
a successful farmer in England, who to raise potatoes had united with a number
of his neighbors in leasing a long strip of land, which was divided so that every farmer
had two rows of potato hills. The men bought seed together and ploughed and
planted at the same time. Mister N had a most practical belief in the
presence and power of God in a mans affairs, and so while planting his seed he invoked
the blessing of the Almighty upon it, for he believed that all his prosperity came through
remembering God in all his ways. When the time came to gather the potatoes,
the farmers found that a potato disease called dry rot had attacked every
tuber, causing almost a total loss to each farmer but Mister N for when he turned
over the soil in the two long rows of hillocks, he found that not one potato had
been touched. This made a very deep impression upon all the country round, especially
as Mister N ascribed his protection to the goodness of God in answering
his direct and believing prayers for the yield of his field. Cultivating The Rich Mentality All that one puts ones hand to comes into
this divine aura, and if a man consciously or unconsciously co operates with
it and fulfills its laws, that will take place which is written. Whatsoever he doeth
shall prosper. This rich mentality may be compared to a field
of rich soil that each one owns. If it seems unyielding as regards prosperity,
it is because prosperity is not recognized and cultivated. The field may be
like a wilderness, full of weeds, yet may yield a certain increase. Such is the
field of the spendthrift, the sordid, and the care ridden. Perhaps it is unwatered,
like a desert, which proves to be wonderfully fertile when well irrigated. If
this rich mentality is neglected, ignorance of the great law of prosperity is
the cause, or forgetfulness of the truth about oneself, ones source, and ones powers. The desire in the heart of a man to be self
supporting and independent is implanted by divine intention. The revelation
of mans inner, eternal supply establishes the consciousness of endless prosperity.
As the Father hath life in himself, even so gave he to the Son also to
have life in himself. The Bread of Life in Our Affairs Richness circulates through the body of ones
affairs, as air in the body of flesh. and just as through intelligence and power
we control the breath, so we should subject our circumstances to the mind. A woman in Southern California, Missus R once
realized this power of control, to the great advantage of an important crop.
Her home was in the midst of a large orange grove, which was then in full bearing
and promising a fine revenue that winter, out of which the family hoped to recuperate
its fortunes and once more be on its feet. Missus R had a neighbor whose economic background
was almost identical with her own, both, with their husbands, had invested
in adjoining lands and planted orange trees, which had already yielded several
crops. But the neighbor woman did not believe in the power of mind, she
scoffed and criticized so much that Missus R ceased to refer to Truth and its powers
in her presence. One night a report was carried through the
town that they were likely to have a black frost before morning and that every
man had better smudge and so save his grove. Smudging, it should be explained,
consists in producing a smoke from specially built fires, which warms the
air and keeps it moving so that the cold air cannot bite the tender fruit. Now
it so happened that the husbands were both away. The neighbor woman came in wringing
her hands and crying. What shall we do, no one to help us, we cannot
do it alone, our crop will be ruined. Missus R tried to console her, but her own
heart was heavy, and she had little success. After the woman had gone home she
walked the floor trying to calm herself with Truth, repeating statements about
the ailness of good and the nothingness of evil in every variety of declaration
that came to her. Presently her faithfulness was rewarded. She
remembered what her teacher had said as to the power of Mind to go forth and
heal the plants, and she spoke aloud. God can protect my grove. The presence of
God is there, and even now folds it round about and keeps it from every harmful
thing. She remembered the passage There shall no evil befall thee, she
recited the st Psalm, she remembered the words spoken to Job beginning,
He will deliver thee in six troubles, including Neither shalt thou be
afraid of destruction, and ending, The beasts of the field shall be at peace
with thee, and she was filled with trust and a mighty consciousness of power. An impression
came to her of her grove being covered over as with a great canvas,
and she lay down upon her pillow and slept like a child until morning. The black frost came, and every orange grove
that had not been smudged came woefully under the blight, every grove but
that of Missus R in which not one orange was touched. The crop of her scoffing and skeptical neighbor
was a total loss. it was a nine day wonder, and many were the
congratulations. She was young in Truth and told no one of her prayers, although
her neighbor suspected the source of her victory, for she never again scoffed
at her belief. Throwing Off Gloomy Thoughts When discouragement and despondency settle
down upon a man, or when discord, misunderstanding, or bitterness distracts
and tears the inner man, his very cattle and his other creatures show forth
his state of mind in their condition. Lift up your mind, get hold of the Spirit,
throw off those mean feelings as you would shake off the flakes of snow before
entering a warm room. Practice repeating words of cheer and spiritual
promise, and meditate upon thoughts the very opposite of those which
drag you down until there comes an inner change. and the longer it takes you
the greater should be your persistence, the fact of its taking so long shows how sadly
you needed the practice. Remove the curse from that unrented property
by mentally filling it with loving, attractive thoughts, change the deadening,
repelling atmosphere that people feel even as they approach it making them decide
against it before examining it. Read Isaiah, and, and give your mind and heart
to the fairest pictures of concord and harmony that they bring into your mind. True Prosperity Prospers Others You are building up this rich mentality. it
is already there in all its fullness and perfection. it is your part to uncover it,
to co operate with it, to believe in it. Then, as it does to the lilies of the field,
the law that is within you can operate and draw your own to you. We perpetually remember that the one who is
prospered by a knowledge of Truth brings prosperity to the whole earth, for
he draws heaven into the earth. Love is the law of his life, causing him ever to lead
his fellow beings to the same law within themselves that he has found in himself. As vines that are pruned only bear better
and fuller fruits, so all the periods of hardship and wrong and failure through which
we pass are but times of pruning. Because we are alive let us know
our life to be prosperity itself, the rich mind, containing the greatest fortune that
earth has ever known. Now is the time and here is the place to prove ourselves
to be the masterful word of the Almighty, establishing the kingdom of heaven
in the earth, until poverty is known no more and there are no poor, but all
come to their thrones, glorified sons and daughters of the Most High. Chapter 7 The Age of Miracles Still Here Profound laws are to be found in the realm
of spiritual prosperity, and when the operation of these laws is not viewed
with superstition or as miraculous in the sense of doing violence to natural law, it
will be more frequently recognized. Moses received these laws both from his Egyptian
tutors and from his spiritual instructor, great Jehovah, and he understood
them. it is for us to prove that our supply is not
fixed by the rule of three but that there is a living principle back of our silver
and our gold that is one with God, and that to touch principle is to open a way by
which our material supply will increase, like seeds that sprout if the right
conditions are present. The law that brings increase can be known
with the same exactness with which we understand the laws of the telephone, and
scientific men are preparing to study these laws with the same zeal and profound
passion with which devoted astronomers have sought out and found the
laws of the planets. Six Spiritual Treatments In this and each of the following lessons,
we are first to consider the right attitude to take in our home where our life is separated
from business and we are not put to the test of strenuous affairs, so that
the Truth may work in our secret thoughts and feelings. In the second place we are to read a meditation,
letting the ideas sink into the heart to bring forth original observations,
of which we should make written notes. Third comes the treatment, which the student
is to read for himself as though the inner voice were uttering the words and his
spiritual reason were confirming them. Not only read them for yourself but silently
read them to others who are feeling stresses in their circumstances. Be orderly
in this, and write down the names of those whom you are treating, and the times
of treatment, and seek to realize what you are saying to them. In giving these treatments to yourself or
to others, pause with impressive realization at the end of each line. As the
word does its work, there will come a definite feeling of power and satisfaction
both to the healer and the one being healed. Even though this feeling do not come at first,
the Truth in the words will do the work, often to the surprise of the young student
whose faith is weak or undeveloped. Remember the virtue there is in repetition.
Just as one progresses more rapidly in learning a language or acquiring an art
by having frequent lessons and practicing constantly, so repetition speeds
the spiritual acquisition of the prospering power. foreign missionaries give
the first two years of their novitiate, almost all the waking hours of each day, to learning
the language of those whom they have come to save. The human mind
seems slow. Let us possess ourselves in patience and in due time we shall
reap. First Meditation Godliness, The substance of riches He shall be like a tree planted by the streams
of water, That bringeth forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also doth not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Thus is the godly man described as regards
his good fortune. There are some of us who did not come into
this existence with a silver spoon in our mouth. it seems to us that all our goodness
has been fruitless, that fate is against us, and that there is no use trying. If we have started this life as bankrupt men,
then the more must we have resolution and determination and a courage
that knows no defeat. The law of Christ removes the past burdens
and debts that may have been loaded upon our shoulders. No matter what bad luck
may seem to have been ours from birth, this day we come under the law of our
Christ self, and believe in the God promise that our good shall take tangible
form here and now. Exercise a patience that is one with absolute
trust and never, even in the secrecy of your own chamber, acknowledge any slowness
of manifestation or any failure as real or lasting. The treasures that you have laid up in heaven,
the within, are destined to take form as the treasures of earth. You do not
need to wait for another incarnation, but your good of today can be expressed here
and now as overflowing plenteousness of the worlds goods. First Treatment Listen to me, offspring of pure goodness.
You know how to bring forth into this world all the goodness there is in you.
The Spirit instructs you in what ways to express your love. it takes universal
form, overflowing to you. Your magnetic quality is irresistible. Humanity
loves to bask in the sunshine of your presence. Your value is high. There is a market for
it everywhere. Your goodness overflows in generous service
to all. Your goodness draws forth goodness. Your talent is uncovered and appreciated in
terms of financial rewards. Your ingenuity and power of invention come
to the fore. You are invaluable to humanity. Your goodness makes others feel good. Your
generosity makes others generous. You are a seed in the soil of richness, drawing
whatever prospers you to yourself. You flourish like the lilies of the field,
without fear, without anxiety or hard work. You are a law unto yourself. You are independent
of man made laws, of personalities, of corporations, and of systems. These serve you and bless you but cannot enslave
you. You look to the One only as the source of your prosperity. You are not vainglorious, no mortal pride
can trip you up, no mistake of the past can keep you down. No foolish pride can keep from you your own.
You have self respect, not pride, and you hold your head up and keep your back
straight and your step firm. Nothing can discourage you. The wrongdoings
of others cannot make you bitter. The success of others cannot make you envious.
You radiate the goodness of God. You are an ever flowing fountain of resourcefulness.
You are in connection with the Fountainhead on high. You are the power of God, ready to translate
divine, invisible substance into tangible, visible forms. Your faith is unlimited because it is based
on reason and knowledge. You can do all things by the God power in
you. Divine wisdom guides you, you are kept from folly. You do not waste yourself, your time, your
substance, or your life. Good judgment attends you ever. Divine intelligence keeps you from foolish
ways and foolish things. Inspiration lifts you out of all entanglements
and sets your feet firm in the way of wisdom. Your gentle goodness cannot be preyed upon.
You are one with the Lamb of God, no wolf of commercial greed can seize you. The folly of others cannot deceive you. Deceitful
words and deeds cannot move you. You cannot be ensnared by greed or ignorance.
No ones craftiness can beguile you. You are true to yourself, and your trueness
defends you. The goodness of God fills your whole life.
Goodness fills and covers all that is yours. All that you put your hand to prospers. All
that you touch turns to riches. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you
all the days of your life, and you shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. It
Is Established Chapter 8 In the Quiet of the Home The real home of each one of us is heaven,
and the bitter homesickness of so many of the race will never be healed until
each of us finds heaven within himself. for the longing of men and women for a spot
that they can call home is but a form of spiritual homesickness, The students
of Truth are wise who will not seek the healing of this malady through acquiring
the outer home, for without the conscious union with heaven within they will
only acquire burdens with the house that they desire to be their home. But by developing home realization within
they will discover that every place where they can relax and spend the quiet hours
of their life is a happy nest, a sheltering abode, drawing others with its
home charm as well as expressing their own deep, holy peace. An Abiding Optimism From the quiet of your abiding place, be it
a flat or a garret, a farmhouse or a hotel, a bungalow or a hail bedroom, radiate
the richness of your soul until the transformation of your rooms reveals the achievement
of your true thoughts. Never take the worries of your business into
the family life. Take your faith there when you consult your loved ones as to your
affairs. The only connection there should be between your business and your home
is a common atmosphere of spiritual cheer and an abiding scientific
optimism. As you stand at your front door say, Peace
be unto this house. and be sure that you never let your peace depart from you.
Hold your peace to you forever. Second Meditation The High Road of Prosperity Come now, and let us reason together. God
is the true source of all the riches in the earth. The silver is mine, and the gold
is mine, saith Jehovah of hosts. You are the offspring of the Most High, heir of
all the richness of God, and you are here to express that richness through this
body and in this world. There is a highway of prosperity, a kings
highway, a road up the mountain of supreme success, and it has an easy grade,
the travel is ever smooth, and they that walk therein know no more worry nor fear,
nor strife, nor hard times, nor slavish work, nor failure. They live and let
live, and they are consciously secure forever from all sense of deprivation or lack. The uninstructed follow bypaths in seeking
their wealth where there is much stumbling and blindness of chance, where burdens
pile up, and the travelers never reach the heights. All these side roads
end in gullies and pits, for all that is gained must eventually be given up. Men enter
them as short cuts to wealth, and though some of them cross the real road, so
intoxicated are these wanderers that they know not this road even when their feet
press its fair track, long miles at a time. The right view of prosperity as Gods own presence,
which is not to be refused or despised but to be seen as the legitimate
expression of the spiritual life, comes to the man whose eyes are open and who seeks
understanding so as to think and feel, speak and act according to the law that
operates to make bodies healthy and circumstances wealthy, who sees that it is
all one and the same work. The body is wealthy that has health, and the circumstances
are healthy that have wealth. Second Treatment Listen to me. The highroad of Gods prosperity is unlimited
wealth, riches that are eternal, and a life that is endless ease and comfort. This blessed road is not far from you, it
is not divided and set off from your life or
the life of anyone. for it is the omnipresence of God.
Because this highroad to prosperity is the omnipresence of God, you are in it
now, you cannot miss the way. Your mind is set right now.
and the mind being the cause of all that is manifested in your life, right thinking
on its part will show forth right conditions in your affairs.
Your Father is rich. Your Father has enough and to spare, and His
decree is that you prosper in whatsoever you put your hand to.
Your heritage is boundless wealth, and the wise One within you reveals to you the
laws by which your own comes to you. Jesus knew the deep laws of Spirit by which
He could pay His taxes, furnish the finest wines for the feast, and feed multitudes
with overflowing abundance. You have the same intelligence in you, for it is the mind of
God opening up the way of your supply. Now you are on the highroad to the riches
that will never fail. You are coming out of mortalitys dream.
As mortal you have been rich a thousand times in lives gone by. What did it profit
you? Nothing. Now temporal riches are finished. Enter into
the riches prepared for you from the foundation of the world,
Because you seek the riches of God first, you must have the other also. it is the
law. You have the word of Jesus for it. Being rich toward God, rich in loving service
to humanity, rich in goodness of character, rich in holy wisdom and devotion
to God and His Christ, you cannot miss the riches of the world. Gods prosperity flows to you without effort.
it is the divine gift. it comes not by hard work of head or hand but by the Spirit. Inspiration leads you to the expression of
happy usefulness, You find the work you love to do, and it pays.
Debts are no part of your life. The light of the Christ Mind shines on your way and
shows you how to cancel every debt. Spirit keeps your mind at ease. You need never
worry. Worry never does anything helpful. Now you let trust in All Good displace all
anxiety and give you rest. What is to be of Gods good state and accomplishment
is already. therefore your debts are already paid in Divine
Mind. Honor and equity take you out of all indebtedness.
You are not a debtor, you are a good investment. You make rich returns.
You are a bank, not a bankrupt. The law of the Spirit in Christ Jesus makes you
free. Every day brings you fresh inspiration.
Every night brings you innocent sleep and righteous rest.
Every experience means closer communion with God.
Nothing can daunt you. Nothing can discourage you. You touch the highroad of
Gods prosperity and you are wafted along the way on winged feet.
Honor and riches are yours, and your peace no man can take from you now and
forevermore. It is done now. Chapter 9 Prosperity Begins at Home Every household can prove itself a center
of the expression of Gods prosperity, no matter how small its beginning
may be. As a mighty oak is but a spindling twig at first but, through faith
in itself and the loving encouragement and protection of nature, becomes the tower
of strength that is the admiration of all who behold it, so ones spiritual demonstration
of prosperity may seem a weakling at first, But if you temper the wind
of the fierce race suggestions of the reality of poverty and keep your faith steadily
centered in the rich God life that dwells within you, your prosperity will prove
itself an established presence that no fluctuations among the nations or untrueness
among individuals can move or destroy. Your wealth, like your health, will
be eternal. Selfishness Must Pass Away But let no home work for itself alone and
neglect its neighbor. for the joy of demonstrating Gods presence in any form is
that the consciousness of this presence can be given to our world. Sometimes
in order to come to ones individual expression of prosperity one must
consider ones world first, for there is always a stage where selfishness must pass
away if one is to go on to greater power and prosperity. it may seem to be selfishness that gives people
prosperity, but the path of such prosperity is crossed and recrossed with decay
and death, and only the spiritually ignorant will walk that path. What are millions
to you if they cannot save your life, or heal you of blindness, or bring you
love? Many are dying or going into insane asylums or leading lives of sorrow
whom the world envies because of their wealth. The riches that come through Truth are permanent
and are accompanied by all the joys of heaven, because they are not confined
to property and affairs but are universal and express themselves through every
department of our being. Third Meditation Riches, the gift of God The laws of spiritual prosperity are the very
reverse of the laws of worldly prosperity. In the divine economy you do not
gain by saving up for a rainy day, you do not lose by spending, the more you
give away the more you have. You do not earn divine riches, therefore you do not
have to work hard for them either mentally or physically. it belongs to your creative consciousness
to love to work, and by fearlessness as regards supply and support you can gravitate
to your congenial work, which will be valued highly by the world because art
will enter into it. Art is love for ones work.
We come out of Egypt by ceasing to work for a living in our minds. Whatever
work you are engaged in now, put your soul into the service and become an artist
in it. Educate yourself to find divinity in your
work and in your associates, whether employer or employee. When you have learned
your lesson, you will graduate easily into a congenial, because your own,
vocation. The Spirit knows Spirit only, and in its realm
there is no bargaining, no buying and selling, no wages, no hirelings, no laborers,
no rewards or punishments, no merit or demerit, no deserving and no unworthy
persons. All is love, and everything is done for love,
and all the fruits of love are gifts. Third Treatment Listen to me. The substance of prosperity is spiritual and
it infolds you and fills you, breath of your breath, and the fullness and perfection
of your life. This rich substance is a gift to you, it came
with you into the world. You did not earn it, and so it can never be
taken from you. Riches are yours whether you deserve to prosper
or not. You are a prince with God. Princes are rich
without earning their wealth. You are an heir with Christ, and all that
the Father hath is yours. The silver and the gold are mine, says the
Lord, and all that the Father has is mine, says the Christ.
Your good takes care of you. As you were nourished and protected from the
beginning, so now. You came with a world of wealth. Now by the
power of God within you draw it into manifestation. You lay up riches in your heart. God gives
you trust in place of worriment. God hives you faith in place of fear.
God gives you forgiveness to take the place of bitterness. God gives you
inspiration and takes away plodding. God gives you insight instead of scheming.
God gives you interest in your neighbor in place of selfishness.
God gives you honest ways to replace all trickery. You rise above the plane and law of cause
and effect. You dismiss from your mind all sense of injury.
Mortal man is nothing to you. Wrongdoing on his part cannot make you suffer.
The Spirit rights all wrongs. You do the right thing by your fellow man, No ones
curse or hatred can keep you from your own. You look not to man for your support. God
is your sufficiency and the source of all your riches. God is for you. What can man do against you?
You live in a world of freedom, and you give everybody and everything freedom.
You give money freedom. You do not clutch money.
You let go and trust. stand ye still, and see the salvation of Jehovah. You go to your happiest work. By the Spirit
within you find your place. Your genius goes before you and makes channels
by which to express itself. Angels of prosperity surround you. Angels
of prosperity work for you. Everything you put your hand to prospers. You are now opening the way by which your
riches can take tangible form in your world. Prosperity seeks you and must find you. You
are walking in its way, and it cannot miss you. You bear witness to the presence of prosperity
by your carriage, you hold your head up, by your poise, your back is not bowed,
by your courage, you put your best foot forward.
You are in the current of prosperity. All things in your affairs move smoothly,
with the current. Your heart is at rest, for your prosperity
is sure. Abide in peace. Chapter 10 The Home Refurnished within and without. for the home is also the
place to picture forth heaven, and often it is the training school where wild,
crude mortality learns the joys of peace, order, and loving service, a preparatory school
for heaven here on the earth. Each home that is consecrated to this ministry
of the Christ message and healing becomes an example of purity and harmony to
those seeking heaven on the earth. Perhaps your ministry cannot yet be an open
one, but it can do a silent work by its hospitality, comfort, restfulness, and
love. The very walls can sing of goodness and truth. The common furniture can caress
us, the homely fare can give us sweetest satisfaction. Fill your home with blessing. Remove every
suggestion of discontent, If there is a room that savors of selfishness or impurity
or deadness in its mental atmosphere, heal it, You can do this by spending in it
each day a half hour of silence in which you meditate upon the omnipresence of heaven,
declaring that some special expression of heaven centers there. The richness of your spirit must enter the
place where you reside and permeate it, even though it be a cellar or a hall bedroom. The
ease and comfort of a rich consciousness must radiate from your personality. for riches
draw riches, and prosperity gravitates to the things and the people that are like it,
especially when backed by principle. There are people who look prosperous and who yet
are undermining themselves by a false state of mind, and there are people who are rich
but do not look prosperous, and they are missing some of the good things that belong to them. The kingdom of heaven appears when there is
perfect harmony and unity between the without and the within. Act and Look Prosperous In proving God to be the health of your circumstances,
see to it that your home does not contradict your faith. There is a
great law fulfilled in putting ones best foot forward. Businessmen know that it is
a good augury of the later success of their projects to have a good office, well
furnished. When an instrument like a harp, violin, or
guitar is tuned too low, then one string is raised to the proper pitch and the rest
keyed up to it. Sometimes one can raise the whole tone of a house and of the household
by introducing some rich up todate feature and then keying all the rest of the
establishment up to that tone, even though many days go by before it is finished. Act wealthy. Talk prosperously. Be a free
avenue through which riches may pass to all. The world needs to learn the spiritual
science of wealth, and your home can be a classroom. Fourth Meditation Bless, Praise, Give Thanks There is no greater prospering power than
the word of blessing, of genuine praise, and of thanks from the heart, directed
especially toward those people and those things and events which have seemed
to curse us. As this word must not be merely from the lips,
it will require skill, discernment, inspiration, and a prophetic sense to find
out what one can praise in ones enemies, to see what one can be thankful for
in misfortune or can bless in time of treachery. The very exercise itself will enrich
one, as it did the sons of the wise father in the fable. An Aesopian fable tells of an old farmer who
had four lazy sons, and who in dying told them he had nothing to leave them but
a field but that in the field was buried a treasure. So when he died they vigorously
dug up the field. But they found no treasure. However the next crop that grew
in the field yielded four times as much as an ordinary crop, and then the sons know
that the treasure in the field was what they put into it their own energy and
faith. Practice skill and discernment in finding
the good in the people who have injured you and in the failures that have burdened
you. Let the Spirit inspire your thanksgiving and open your prophetic sense
so that you may see the blessing that is coming out of it all. The exercise is enriching
both spiritually and materially. Fourth Treatment Listen to the divine voice within you.
it guides you. it cheers you. it shows you the way of righteousness and eternal
prosperity. The divine approval overshadows you and protects
you. Your heavenly Father awaits lovingly your
return to the spiritual life and its ways, and runs to meet you, saying. Thou art my
beloved in whom I am well pleased. The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich.
The Lord in you blesses your whole world, and the act of blessing enriches you. You give your heart and mind to blessing everybody
and everything. You bless them that curse you. You do good
to them that hate you. You know no rivals. You have no competition.
All that is done against you helps you. Your destiny is to know the secret of prosperity.
You cannot fail. Your success is decreed from the foundation of the world.
The Spirit opens your eyes to see the way of success. There is a straight line between you and the
next successful step, and you go forward upon it.
Fear passes utterly away. You are calm and trusting. Your confidence inspires
confidence. You lay up treasures in heaven. You do good
and forget it. You give freely you tenth, our tithe and you
reap a hundredfold. Bring ye the whole tithe into the store house,
that there may be food substance in my house, and prove me now herewith, saith
Jehovah of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you
out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. No anger can undermine you. No envy can corrode
your affairs. No selfishness can rust you. No greed can
overload you. You are Gods free instrument of distribution.
Riches flow to you and through you to bless all the world.
You freely receive and you freely give. No foolish accumulation burdens you. No
loss disturbs you. You bring faith into the storehouse of plenty.
You bring love into the storehouse of opulence.
You bring knowledge into the storehouse of abundance. You bring goodness into
the storehouse of all your prosperity. and they return to you in all the worlds forms
of wealth, unlimited, unceasing, full, perfect, and free.
Rest in the divine bounty. Chapter 11 Our Unlimited Capacity Contentment is one of the richest jewels that
a home can have, and when its foundation is a knowledge of Truth it abides
forever and becomes a powerful magnet to draw to a person the best in people
and in things. When contentment is mated with poverty there
is usually some false reasoning at the root of the situation. Sometimes it is
a yielding to circumstances as inevitable, a kind of fatalism, but oftener the cause
of it lies in the religious training, especially the doctrine that Christianity
and poverty are logical associates and that the greatest of all Christians Himself
was poor, having not where to lay his head. Jesus was not poor We know now that we cannot call Jesus Christ
poor, any more than we can think of the King of England as being poor simply
because he has no money in his pocket. Jesus had command of forces that could
have made Him a Croesus in a moment, but He would not be cumbered with
property. If one chooses to go without, all right. But
to be forced to go without and even to be in debt is not a free state and therefore
not true Christianity. for has not Jesus said, Ye shall know the truth, and the truth
shall make you free? The old preaching from the pulpit that one
cannot expect to be rich in this life was often from a certain Bible text, which
was a favorite quotation whenever such views were expounded. it is found in Hebrews,
and according to the King James Version it reads. and be content with such things as ye have.
But according to a learned prelate of the Church of England, the translation
should read. Be ye conscious that ye have contained within
yourselves all capacity, which version is more in keeping with the context.
for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly
say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Contentment, contain, and contents are all of the same family of words. Our
true contentment is our ability to contain all the blessings that the good God
shall pour out upon us. The Widows Pot of Oil The story of Elishas increasing the widows
pot of oil is illustrative of the point stated by Paul with reference to our capacity. There was a widow who appealed to Elisha to
save her two sons from being sold for debt, that is from becoming slaves in
order to pay a debt. Elisha asked her what she had in the house, and she answered. Not anything save a pot of oil,
Then he told her to go and borrow all the vessels she could from her neighbors.
Borrow not a few was his instruction. Then she was to pour oil from that little
pot of oil until all the vessels were filled. She procured all that she could, the oil increased
until the last vessel was full, and then the oil stayed. Then she came and told the man of God. and
he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy sons of the
rest. Here was an instance of a woman enriched by
the law of God to the extent of her receptive capacity, which was limited. Paul
reminds us that our capacity is unlimited and we must be conscious of it. Let us therefore repeat that our capacity,
our true contentment, is our ability to contain all the blessings that the good God
pours out upon us. Let us practice removing every limitation
that we have been prone to put upon ourselves as to either receiving or disbursing.
We do not need to depend on our neighbors for our increase. The Lord within
us is our support, who shall limit us? Fifth Meditation My Cup Runneth Over In the matter of the temporal prosperity that
results from worldly methods, it is considered a good principle to gauge ones
spending by ones income, and that is good sense when ones prosperity is on a material
basis. But the spiritual law is stated thus. With
what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you. Give, and it shall be given
unto you. In other words, learn to spend, not recklessly or in a meaningless
way, but with the wisdom of one who is being educated to disseminate riches
like seed, thus breaking down fear and sense of limitation and cultivating faith
and consciousness of all capacity in himself. To illustrate, a person may start out to buy
a garment for twenty dollars, but he finds one just as suitable for twenty five
dollars. Under the old way of thinking the extra cost would rule out that garment
even though the money might lie in the purse. If then because of trust in the divine bounty
he does pay the extra amount, the purchaser will not lack the five dollars,
but on the contrary will enter into a new current of receptivity and, if alert, will
be able to see the unexpected increase when it comes, in obedience to the great law. When one intends to make a gift of money in
a certain amount and then mentally lessens it, he is lessening his own receiving
capacity. A homely illustration of this law is the good milk cow that keeps up her
capacity to receive as long as what she has to give is all taken from her, but if
her milker in a foolish moment should think to save her by not stripping her of
her milk, she would give him less the next time, even though he milked her dry. Practice distributing freely because of trust
in your unlimited source of supply. Fifth Treatment Listen to me.
You have the capacity to receive all riches, and you
disburse them according to the leading of divine inspiration and wisdom.
it is nothing to you how mortals feel about the times.
You are not under the law of limitation. The income and the outgo are perfectly balanced.
The more comes in the more you spend, and the more you spend the more comes
in. You gauge your own capacity. No one can limit
you. You enlarge your horizon of expenditure.
Where others give pennies you give nickels, where others give nickels you give
quarters, where others give quarters you give dollars.
The best is none too good for you. You are a prince in Gods kingdom. Our Father
is rich, and His children are a credit to His bounty. You find no fault. You make no complaint.
You never whine. You blame no one. You are not a beggar. You are not a dependent.
You are cheery and free. You are courageous. You are a magnet to draw your own. No one
loses who gives to you. Everybody gains by prospering you, and he knows it.
You live in the realm of love, where giving freely and receiving graciously is the
law. Current belief about business cannot influence
you, it cannot use you or bind you. You do your best at all times. You give yourself
to the divinity in all. Your work calls forth rich appreciation, which
takes as money and the things the world values. Make channels for your divine prosperity.
Make channels for love to express itself through you. Love and eternal prosperity are
one, and they are yours now. Make channels for the streams of love Where
they may broadly run, and love has overflowing streams To fill them
everyone. for we must share if we would keep That blessing
from above, Ceasing to give, we cease to have, Such is
the law of love. Chapter 12 Jesus Christ in the Businessman With respect to business, Jesus Christ gave
many directions and much teaching. He had come to a people, many of
whom were masters in accumulating wealth though missing the main thing, while
others were eagerly zealous in righteousness and good works while they failed
of prosperity. Yet Jesus was very practical, to both these extremes He taught
the one true Way. Our Fathers Busines Jesus knew that there was but one business
for everybody who had come to this earth, his heavenly Fathers business. to bear
witness to the Truth, to prove himself immortal and divine, and to make heaven
on earth for his neighbor. Jesus made His disciples successful fishermen
and then said, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men. So now
the Christ in you will make you a success where you are and at the same time
will call you together men and women into the kingdom. I will make you builders of mens character
and health and happiness, He says in effect to the carpenters and contractors
and others who are in construction work.
I will make you promoters of mens spiritual nature, He says in effect to those
who are developing business and earths products. I will make you feeders of mens souls, and
clothiers modeling bodies worthy of Gods children.
I will make you bankers of men, laying up saved men as gold. No Serving God and Mammon What greater work can be done for the kingdom
of heaven than gaining success in the business life and proving to men that
you do it by the power of the Holy Spirit within you. You cannot serve God and mammon at the same
time. You have proved it. You cannot give your whole heart to Mammon. You
have a conscience that no man can kill. You may drug it with sophistries
for years and even think you have no conscience, but you will find your mistake.
for conscience is simply ones knowing, the exercise of ones supreme intelligence,
and it will not down. it is immortal. People grow rich with a quasi worship of mammon.
They do unscrupulous things for a longtime, and think they can bluff their
great soul self, But they only fool themselves. Their wealth is as sand and ashes
in their mouth. Something has been missed. The Power of the Lamb Better to be a lamb, thrown one wolfs maw
to another, imposed upon, fleeced again and again, than to win riches at the
expense of that tender, holy, rich love nature that leads to the eternal joy that
is independent of time and space. But it is possible to keep the lamb quality
and receive all the power and the substance that are now owned and exploited
by the wolves. Jesus has shown the way, and by the aid of the Holy Spirit one
may gather all His teachings about prosperity, and the records of His deeds that
relate especially to the way to succeed, and use this masterly key for opening
the door to the kingdom of eternal wealth. Jesus teaches business methods Jesus did not despise either money or business.
In Judas He appointed a treasurer for the apostles. He taught them
to gather up the broken pieces which remain over, that nothing be lost. He taught
them not to be slack. But He inculcated a new value sense. He told
the money loving Pharisees that that which is exalted among men is an abomination
in the sight of God. for what is man profited, if he gain the whole
world, and lose or forfeit his own self? He said if he lose his own self like
Alexander, who at the age of thirty had conquered the whole world and yet died in
a drinking bout. He paid tribute to Caesar and to the synagogue.
But the plainest teaching of all was on two occasions when He directed His
disciples, who had been toiling all night at their fishing without success, just
where to drop their nets and make hauls of fish so great that, repeated a few
times, would have made them rich. Jesus did not hesitate to use His deeper senses
to promote earthly prosperity. He had the true business sense that comes through
the Holy Spirit. This Jesus stands in your heart today, and if you will hear
His voice and be guided by His principles you will be the fulfillment of the great promise.
They that seek Jehovah shall not want any good thing. Sixth Meditation Christ in me, my prospering power worldly riches will be brought to those who
are demonstrating their divinity, to be used by them as they will for the benefit
of all humanity. The prophet Isaiah emphasizes this heavenly
decree that the riches of those who have been strangers to the Spirit were to
come to God s people, since the strangers were to be strangers no longer but
lovers I of the Truth and followers of Christ. and nations shall come to thy light, and kings
to the brightness of thy rising. the abundance of the sea shall be turned unto
thee, the wealth of the nations shall come unto thee. and foreigners shall build up thy walls, and
their kings shall minister unto thee. Thy gates also shall be opened continually
that men may bring unto thee the wealth of the nations. Ye shall be named the priests of Jehovah,
men shall call you the ministers of our God, ye shall eat the wealth of the nations,
and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. Finding the Christ in oneself leads one to
the work in which one can best demonstrate the divine presence and power,
and no longer is it the man looking for his work but it is the work and the office
seeking him. The Christ within is the immortal well of
wealth, the prosperous consciousness, to which everything contributes its best and
to which everyone comes. it is the inexhaustible purse of Prince fortunatus,
which was a magnet drawing to him all the wealth he needed and desired.
As fast as he drew from it it was replenished, and the prince could never be
without money. I am the Kings Son, says the Christ self within, afldail that
the Father hath is mine. Seek this consciousness, the prosperity consciousness,
night and day until you know it to be thoroughly established within
you. The moment that is accomplished everything you put your hand
to will prosper, and those who bless you will themselves be blessed. The Christ,
an actual presence realized within, makes your business office a place greatly
to be respected, as though it were a sanctuary, makes your business a bulwark of
your nation impossible to overthrow, makes you a king among businessmen,
always knowing just where to cast the net. Christ in your heart makes you a magnet of
popularity, gives charm of personality, enlarges the circle of your friends,
prospers you in art, music, literature, or in any other vocation into
which the Spirit leads you to cast your lot. Remember ever that Gods man must be about
the one business of his heavenly Father. All that he does in the outer becomes
subsidiary to the main interest, the vital issue, the establishment upon the earth
of heavens government, in which every follower of the Christ is a king with
all the world for his kingdom. Sixth Treatment Listen to me.
The Christ in you is your clear insight, your true business sense, and your
inspired guidance into success. You are in business to save the world.
Your integrity saves the whole world. your vision to the region of richness. Christ in you superintends all your investments,
affairs, and dealings. You work for the kingdom of God alone. This
is your first concern. You are enthusiastic in your way of working.
The Holy Spirit infuses you with a new imagination about your affairs. You are initiative. You are original. You
find new ways to serve humanity. You discover the wealth producing regions
of the earth. You uncover the most valuable powers in human beings. You save other men in their business. By the
Christ in you you point out the way in which they can be prospered. You give freely any counsel or discovery that
will prosper others. No commercialism can interfere with your inspiration.
The Spirit protects you from greed and imposition. Christ in you reveals the errors to be removed
so that you may be receptive to all wealth. You practice the presence of God. You remember
to meditate upon the Godlike thing to do. You do what Jesus would do. You are Jesus
in the business world. You put your hand to the Christ plow, and
you do not look back. You banish all memory of losses,
You do not meditate upon loss of any kind, You spend no time in grieving. You
deliberately forget all mistakes your own as well as those of others.
You give all appearances of weakness, poor judgment, vice, ignorance, folly, and
ill luck into the care of the Holy Spirit. You preach the good news of the way to prosper
forever. You preach silently, by your life, by your methods, by your character. The inspired One in you uncovers the secret
laws of increase and transmutation. You have the holy divining art. You know the way to find gold in the bowels
of the earth. You know the place of the water springs. The elements yield to you their secrets. You
are the irresistible conqueror of the planet. Everything yields you its best by the law
of love. You are the lover of all, and draw to you all the gifts of love. You sit still in the Christ consciousness
and all the ends of the earth seek you to serve you and bless you. You are at peace with all, and the satisfaction
of the richest being in the universe centers in you and showers blessings through
you upon the whole world. This is the end of, Prosperity Through Spirituality,
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