Before the Secret

Some men seem to attract success, power, wealth, attainment, with very little conscious effort; others conquer with great difficulty; still others fail altogether to reach their ambitions, desires and ideals. Why is this so: Why should some men realize their ambitions easily, others with difficulty, and still others not at all? The cause cannot be physical, else the most perfect men, physically, would be the most successful. The difference, therefore, must be mental – must be in the mind; hence mind must be the creative force, must constitute the sole difference between men. It is mind, therefore, which overcomes environment and every other obstacle in the path of men. 
When the creative power of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen to be marvelous. But such results cannot be secured without proper application, diligence, and concentration. The student will find that the laws governing in the mental and spiritual world are as fixed and infallible as in the material world. To secure the desired results, then, it is necessary to know the law and to comply with it. A proper compliance with the law will be bound to produce the desired result with invariable exactitude. The student who learns that power comes from within, that he is weak only because he has depended on help from outside, and who unhesitatingly throws himself on his own thought, instantly rights himself, stands erect, assumes a dominant attitude, and works miracles.

It is evident, therefore, that he who fails to fully investigate and take advantage of the wonderful progress which is being made in this last and greatest science, will soon be as far behind as the man who would refuse to acknowledge and accept the benefits which have accrued to mankind through an understanding of the laws of electricity.
 
Of course, mind creates negative conditions just as readily as favorable conditions, and when we consciously or unconsciously visualize every kind of lack, limitation and discord, we create these conditions; this is what many are unconsciously doing all the time.
 
This law as well as every other law is no respecter of persons, but is in constant operation and is relentlessly bringing to each individual exactly what he has created; in other words, “Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.”
 
Abundance, therefore, depends upon a recognition of the laws of Abundance, and the fact that Mind is not only the creator, but the only creator of all there is. Certainly nothing can be created, before we know that it can be created and then make the proper effort. There is no more Electricity in the world today than there was fifty years ago, but until someone recognized the law by which it could be made of service, we received no benefit; now that the law is understood, practically the whole world is lit by it. so with the law of Abundance; it is only those who recognize the law and place themselves in harmony with it, who share in its benefits.
 
The scientific spirit now dominates every field of effort, relations of cause and effect are no longer ignored.
 
The discovery of a region of law marked and epoch in human progress. It eliminated the element of uncertainty and caprice men’s lives, and substituted law, reason and certitude.

 
Would you bring into your life more power, get the power consciousness, more health, get the health consciousness, more happiness, get the happiness consciousness. Live the spirit of these things until they become yours by right. It will then become impossible to keep them from you. The things of the world are fluid to a power within man by which he rules them. 
 
You need not acquire this power. You already have it. But you want to understand it; you want to use it; you want to control it; you want to impregnate yourself with it, so that you can go forward and carry the world before you. 
 
Day by day as you go on and on, as you gain momentum, as your inspiration deepens, as your plans crystallize, as you gain understanding, you will come to realize that this world is no dead pile of stones and timber, but that it is a living thing! It is made up of the beating hearts of humanity. It is a thing of life and beauty. 
 
It is evident that it requires understanding to work with material of this description, but those who come into this understanding, are inspired by a new light, a new force, they gain confidence and greater power each day, they realize their hopes and their dreams come true, life has a deeper, fuller, clearer meaning than before. 
 
Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests. The great task is to discover the laws of nature to which we are to adjust ourselves. Clear thinking and moral insight are, therefore, of incalculable value. All processes, even those of thought, rest on solid foundations. 
 
The keener the sensibilities, the more acute the judgment, the more delicate the taste, the more refined the moral feelings, the more subtle the intelligence, the loftier the aspiration–the purer and more intense are the gratifications which existence yields. Hence it is that the study of the best that has been thought in the world gives supreme pleasure. 
 
The powers, uses and possibilities of the mind under the new interpretations are incomparably more wonderful that the most extravagant accomplishment, or even dreams of material progress. Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power which is being used by those who do not believe in the virtue of poverty, or the beauty of self-denial. They perceive that this is the talk of weaklings.
 
The ability to receive and manifest this power depends upon the ability to recognize the Infinite Energy ever dwelling in man, constantly creating and recreating his body and mind, and ready at any moment to manifest through him in any needful manner. In exact proportion to the recognition of this truth will be the manifestation in the outer life of the individual.

What do you really need?

Right Now.

There is only now. Past and future are an illusion created by our mind. Our mind keeps dwelling on the mistakes of the past and worrying about POSSIBLE problems in the future. Stay centered in the now. The more centered in the now we become the higher we vibrate and the harder it becomes for negative circumstances to enter.

Stay in the now. Ask ourselves what we really need at this moment. Not a day from now. Not an hour from now. Not even a few minutes from now. And I have to admit even with all my future worries, every time I ask that question, I really don’t need anything.

So why keep worrying? Troublesome thoughts entered my mind a few days ago. But then I asked myself, “What do I really need now?” And I must be honest and say nothing. Troublesome thoughts entered my mind yesterday. But I again asked myself, “What do I need right now?” Again I needed nothing. Troublesome thoughts entered my mind today. But again I need nothing. Just a few minutes ago the troublesome thoughts arise again. But I concentrate on the now and ask myself, “What do I really need at this moment?” Again the answer is NOTHING! So will there every come a time when the answer will not be nothing?

And it makes you wonder if we live in a constant now with no past or present. Then everything we could ever need has to be with us right NOW. Not on its way because that would imply a time frame. Everything has to be here now. It has to be that we just don’t see how to get it. Because it must be there. It has to be.

Isn’t it amazing how so many of the things we need arrive at just the opportune moment. Almost like magic or a miracle. But it can’t be a miracle if it is already there. It just must be something in us has let us see what we need.

It’s like we endure an unnecessary struggle. Fighting because we believe in scarcity. When right in front of our eyes is a huge pot of gold. Perhaps it is because we just have to come to a point where we say, “Enough is, Enough! I’m sick of it and I’m not going to play this pointless, useless, unnecessary game anymore.” And when the game ends the world is ours!

Is gratitude missing from your life?

Our world comes from within.  Our thoughts, our feelings, our emotions all shape how we perceive the world.

Some experience an incredible amazing dream, some are experiencing a nightmare.  Most are just there.  Not even experiencing much, just living out each day the same as the day before.  Not really living, kind of just existing.

So what makes the difference?  How do we change how we perceive the world?

One word…  Gratitude.

The more you are grateful the more you are going to have to be grateful for.

Most people do not know how to show Gratitude for the life they have been given. 

They prefer to complain.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. – Melodie Beattie

Stop complaining and show gratitude and your world will change.  Guaranteed!

Keep complaining, it may seem like a release in the moment, but you are only going to get more of the negative that is already coming to you.  Guaranteed!

#150

Wit’s Finale

A hand needed for a time, emotionally abused the while.

Strength, an emotional support, hand to hold while struggles ensue.

Freedom reigns and the shadow is denied. What comes next?

Push aside the protective hand, the one that helped when falling.

Wanting to run wild, a caged bird, finally free.  The trouble is

the water hole where bird was caught, bird is not ready to partake.

Learn the lesson, bird is not ready to fly.  Vulnerable ignorance.

Bird’s saving grace may not be this fiftieth time. Hand tries to reason,

Shot down with anger misplaced, replaced one shadow for a different brand

Like voting on election day.  Smear the truth. Shoved aside for a lie.

Something is wrong, perhaps the lesson is mine.  Perhaps some birds just

Use you to shit on you and fly.  Shrug, oh well, bird is bound to fall again

I learn my lessons the first time, have fun living a perpetual lie.

#149

Ended Slavery

Clamped in hell, twisted by thoughts and wicked

words. How could she know that she is the fool?

True loves splendor passed over for want of shit.

 

Flush the toilet let it be done. lament not the loss

of shit.  Or roll over and die for the excremental

purge.  I must not care anymore. Oh, but I do.

 

Fear filled nothingness resonates around her

Lies lies and more lies, how could she know

the path two heaven has been five miles away

#148

Choices

She needed a hero, a way to save herself, a champion of love…

and then a hero comes along, she sees inside that he is strong

with the strength to carry on.  He led her to a state of mind

where she could gaze upon the stars, when they were yet

unborn. Fear of loss is the death of hope, even in this magical

tale. The one who gave her a glimpse of truth, she shoved aside

for a lie.  She settled on a firefly, while shooting for the stars.

#147

Heaven or Hell

Passing over and under, through

and throughout, energy is as energy

does. Everything is varied waves of

energy.  Consciousness wasted by the

masses.  Energy birthed, stored, forgotten.

Children are a glimpse of the consciousness

we lack, the moments before death are

the same.  Careless wonders, the young

and old.  Dying, most are, striving to exist,

to hold on to this foreign hell, this ego state.

Death is not the end, transformation is all;

nature’s release from this sigh of consciousness

“Dead” is not death, it is accepting what is.

A breath, a moment… that is all we are here.

To be dead is to be awake, to be truly

alive; forgetting the struggle in this ego

driven hell. Being one with energy en masse,

that is what heaven is; the awakened

state of being.