The Planes of Correspondence – Part Five

All that we can say is that the Seven Minor Planes of the Great Spiritual Plane (each Minor Plane having its seven sub-divisions) comprise Beings possessing Life, Mind and Form as far above that of Man of to-day as the latter is above the earthworm, mineral or even certain forms of Energy or Matter. The Life of these Beings so far transcends ours, that we cannot even think of the details of the same; their Minds so far transcend ours, that to them we scarcely seem to “think,” and our mental processes seem almost akin to material processes; the Matter of which their forms are composed is of the highest Planes of Matter, nay, some are even said to be “clothed in Pure Energy.” What may be said of such Beings?


On the Seven Minor Planes of the Great Spiritual Plane exist Beings of whom we may speak as Angels; Archangels; Demi-Gods. On the lower Minor Planes dwell those great souls whom we call Masters and Adepts. Above them come the Great Hierarchies of the Angelic Hosts, unthinkable to man; and above those come those who may without irreverence be called “’The Gods,” so high in the scale of Being are they, their being, intelligence and power being akin to those attributed by the races of men to their conceptions of Deity. These Beings are beyond even the highest flights of the human imagination, the word “Divine” being the only one applicable to them. Many of these Beings, as well as the Angelic Host, take the greatest interest in the affairs of the Universe and play an important part in its affairs. These Unseen Divinities and Angelic Helpers extend their influence freely and powerfully, in the process of Evolution, and Cosmic Progress. Their occasional intervention and assistance in human affairs have led to the many legends, beliefs, religions and traditions of the race, past and present. They have super-imposed their knowledge and power upon the world, again and again, all under the Law of THE ALL, of course.


But, yet, even the highest of these advanced Beings exist merely as creations of, and in, the Mind of THE ALL, and are subject to the Cosmic Processes and Universal Laws. They are still Mortal. We may call them “gods” if we like, but still they are but the Elder Brethren of the Race,–the advanced souls who have outstripped their brethren, and who have foregone the ecstacy of Absorption by THE ALL, in order to help the race on its upward journey along The Path. But, they belong to the Universe, and are subject to its conditions–they are mortal–and their plane is below that of Absolute Spirit.


Only the most advanced Hermetists are able to grasp the Inner Teachings regarding the state of existence, and the powers manifested on the Spiritual Planes. The phenomena is so much higher than that of the Mental Planes that a confusion of ideas would surely result from an attempt to describe the same. Only those whose minds have been carefully trained along the lines of the Hermetic Philosophy for years–yes, those who have brought with them from other incarnations the knowledge acquired previously – can comprehend just what is meant by the Teaching regarding these Spiritual Planes. And much of these inner Teachings is held by the Hermetists as being too sacred, important and even dangerous for general public dissemination. The intelligent student may recognize what we mean by this when we state that the meaning of “Spirit” as used by the Hermetists is akin to “Living Power”; “Animated Force”; “Inner Essence”; “Essence of Life,“ etc., which meaning must not be confounded with that usually and commonly employed in connection with the term, i.e., “religious; ecclesiastical; spirituelle; ethereal; holy,” etc., etc. To occultists the word “Spirit” is used in the sense of “The Animating Principle,” carrying with it the idea of Power, Living Energy, Mystic Force, etc. And occultists know that that which is known to them as “Spiritual Power” may be employed for evil as well as good ends (in accordance with the Principle of Polarity), a fact which has been recognized by the majority of religions in their conceptions of Satan, Beelzebub, the Devil, Lucifer, Fallen Angels, etc. And so the knowledge regarding these Planes has been kept in the Holy of Holies in all Esoteric Fraternities and Occult Orders,–in the Secret Chamber of the Temple. But this may be said here, that those who have attained high spiritual powers and have misused them, have a terrible fate in store for them, and the swing of the pendulum of Rhythm will inevitably swing them back to the furthest extreme of Material existence, from which point they must retrace their steps Spiritward, along the weary rounds of The Path, but always with the added torture of having always with them a lingering memory of the heights from which they fell owing to their evil actions.

THE PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE – Part Four

The Plane of Plant Mind, in its seven sub-divisions, comprises the states or conditions of the entities comprising the kingdoms of the Plant World, the vital and mental phenomena of which is fairly well understood by the average intelligent person, many new and interesting scientific works regarding “Mind and Life in Plants” having been published during the last decade. Plants have life, mind and “souls,” as well as have the animals, man, and super- man.


The Plane of Elemental Mind (B), in its seven sub-divisions, comprises the states and conditions of a higher form of “elemental” or unseen entities, playing their part in the general work of the Universe, the mind and life of which form a part of the scale between the Plane of Plant Mind and the Plane of Animal Mind, the entities partaking of the nature of both.


The Plane of Animal Mind, in its seven sub-divisions, comprises the states and conditions of the entities, beings, or souls, animating the animal forms of life, familiar to us all. It is not necessary to go into details regarding this kingdom or plane of life, for the animal world is as familiar to us as is our own.


The Plane of Elemental Mind (C), in its seven sub-divisions, comprises those entities or beings, invisible as are all such elemental forms, which partake of the nature of both animal and human life in a degree and in certain combinations. The highest forms are semi-human in intelligence.


The Plane of Human Mind, in its seven sub-divisions, comprises those manifestations of life and mentality which are common to Man, in his various grades, degrees, and division. In this connection, we wish to point out the fact that the average man of today occupies but the fourth sub-division of the Plane of Human Mind, and only the most intelligent have crossed the borders of the Fifth Sub-Division. It has taken the race millions of years to reach this stage, and it will take many more years for the race to move on to the sixth and seventh sub- divisions, and beyond. But, remember, that there have been races before us which have passed through these degrees, and then on to higher planes. Our own race is the fifth (with stragglers from the fourth) which has set foot upon The Path. And, then there are a few advanced souls of our own race who have outstripped the masses, and who have passed on to the sixth and seventh sub-division, and some few being still further on. The man of the Sixth Sub-Division will be “The Super-Man”; he of the Seventh will be “The Over-Man.”


In our consideration of the Seven Minor Mental Planes, we have merely referred to the Three Elementary Planes in a general way. We do not wish to go into this subject in detail in this work, for it does not belong to this part of the general philosophy and teachings. But we may say this much, in order to give you a little clearer idea of the relations of these planes to the more familiar ones–the Elementary Planes bear the same relation to the Planes of Mineral, Plant, Animal and Human Mentality and Life, that the black keys on the piano do to the white keys. The white keys are sufficient to produce music, but there are certain scales, melodies, and harmonies, in which the black keys play their part, and in which their presence is necessary. They are also necessary as “connecting links” of soul-condition; entity states, etc., between the several other planes, certain forms of development being attained therein– this last fact giving to the reader who can “read between the lines” a new light upon the processes of Evolution, and a new key to the secret door of the “leaps of life” between kingdom and kingdom. The great kingdoms of Elementals are fully recognized by all occultists, and the esoteric writings are full of mention of them. The readers of Bulwer’s “Zanoni” and similar tales will recognize the entities inhabiting these planes of life.
Passing on from the Great Mental Plane to the Great Spiritual Plane, what shall we say? How can we explain these higher states of Being, Life and Mind, to minds as yet unable to grasp and understand the higher sub-divisions of the Plane of Human Mind? The task is impossible. We can speak only in the most general terms. How may Light be described to a man born blind–how sugar, to a man who has never tasted anything sweet–how harmony, to one born deaf?

THE PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE – Part Three

Next above the Plane of Ethereal Substance comes the Plane of Energy (A), which comprises the ordinary forms of Energy known to science, its seven sub-planes being, respectively, Heat; Light; Magnetism; Electricity, and Attraction (including Gravitation, Cohesion, Chemical Affinity, etc.) and several other forms of energy indicated by scientific experiments but not as yet named or classified.

The Plane of Energy (B) comprises seven sub-planes of higher forms of energy not as yet discovered by science, but which have been called “Nature’s Finer Forces” and which are called into operation in manifestations of certain forms of mental phenomena, and by which such phenomena becomes possible.

The Plane of Energy (C) comprises seven sub-planes of energy so highly organized that it bears many of the characteristics of “life,” but which is not recognized by the minds of men on the ordinary plane of development, being available for the use on beings of the Spiritual Plane alone–such energy is unthinkable to ordinary man, and may be considered almost as “the divine power.” The beings employing the same are as “gods” compared even to the highest human types known to us.


The Great Mental Plane comprises those forms of “living things” known to us in ordinary life, as well as certain other forms not so well known except to the occultist. The classification of the Seven Minor Mental Planes is more or less satisfactory and arbitrary (unless accompanied by elaborate explanations which are foreign to the purpose of this
particular work), but we may as well mention them.

They are as follows:

I. The Plane of Mineral Mind.
II. The Plane of Elemental Mind (A). III. The Plane of Plant Mind.
IV. The Plane of Elemental Mind (B) V. The Plane of Animal Mind.
VI. The Plane of Elemental Mind (C). VII. The Plane of Human Mind.


The Plane of Mineral Mind comprises the “states or conditions” of the units or entities, or groups and combinations of the same, which animate the forms known to us as “minerals, chemicals, etc.” These entities must not be confounded with the molecules, atoms and corpuscles themselves, the latter being merely the material bodies or forms of these entities, just as a man’s body is but his material form and not “himself.” These entities may be called “souls “in one sense, and are living beings of a low degree of development, life, and mind– just a little more than the units of “living energy” which comprise the higher sub-divisions of the highest Physical Plane. The average mind does not generally attribute the possession of mind, soul, or life, to the Mineral kingdom, but all occultists recognize the existence of the same, and modern science is rapidly moving forward to the point-of-view of the Hermetic, in this respect. The molecules, atoms and corpuscles have their “loves and hates”; likes and dislikes; “attractions and repulsions”; “affinities and non-affinities,” etc., and some of the more daring of modern scientific minds have expressed the opinion that the desire and will, emotions and feelings, of the atoms differ only in degree from those of men. We have no time or space to argue this matter here. All occultists know it to be a fact, and others are referred to some of the more recent scientific works for outside corroboration. There are the usual seven sub-divisions to this plane.


The Plane of Elemental Mind (A) comprises the state or condition, and degree of mental and vital development of a class of entities unknown to the average man, but recognized to occultists. They are invisible to the ordinary senses of man, but, nevertheless, exist and play their part of the Drama of the Universe. Their degree of intelligence is between that of the mineral and chemical entities on the one hand, and of the entities of the plant kingdom on the other. There are seven sub-divisions to this plane, also.

THE PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE – Part Two

And these degrees form what occultists call “Planes.” The higher the degree of rate of vibration, the higher the plane, and the higher the manifestation of Life occupying that plane. So that while a plane is not “a place,” nor yet “a state or condition,” yet it possesses qualities common to both. We shall have more to say regarding the subject of the scale of Vibrations in our next lessons, in which we shall consider the Hermetic Principle of Vibration.


You will kindly remember, however, that the Three Great Planes are not actual divisions of the phenomena of the Universe, but merely arbitrary terms used by the Hermetists in order to aid in the thought and study of the various degrees and forms of universal activity and life. The atom of matter, the unit of force, the mind of man, and the being of the arch- angel are all but degrees in one scale, and all fundamentally the same, the difference between solely a matter of degree, and rate of vibration–all are creations of THE ALL, and have their existence solely within the Infinite Mind of THE ALL.


The Hermetists sub-divide each of the Three Great Planes into Seven Minor Planes, and each of these latter are also sub-divided into seven sub-planes, all divisions being more or less arbitrary, shading into each other, and adopted merely for convenience of scientific study and thought.


The Great Physical Plane, and its Seven Minor Planes, is that division of the phenomena of the Universe which includes all that relates to physics, or material things, forces, and manifestations. It includes all forms of that which we call Matter, and all forms of that which we call Energy or Force. But you must remember that the Hermetic Philosophy does not recognize Matter as a “thing in itself,” or as having a separate existence even in the Mind of THE ALL. The Teachings are that Matter is but a form of Energy–that is, Energy at a low rate of vibrations of a certain kind. And accordingly the Hermetists classify Matter under the head of Energy, and give to it three of the Seven Minor Planes of the Great Physical Plane.


These Seven Minor Physical Planes are as follows:


I. The Plane of Matter (A).
II. The Plane of Matter (B).
III. The Plane of Matter (C).
IV. The Plane of Ethereal Substance. V. The Plane of Energy (A).
VI. The Plane of Energy (B). VII. The Plane of Energy (C).


The Plane of Matter (A) comprise the forms of Matter in its form of solid, liquid, and gases, as generally recognized by the text-books on physics. The Plane of Matter (B) comprises certain higher and more subtle forms of Matter of the existence of which modern science is but now recognizing, the phenomena of Radiant Matter, in its phases of radium, etc., belonging to the lower sub-division of this Minor Plane. The Plane of Matter (C) comprises forms of the most subtle and tenuous Matter, the existence of which is not suspected by ordinary scientists. The Plane of Ethereal Substance comprises that which science speaks of as “The Ether,” a substance of extreme tenuity and elasticity, pervading all Universal Space, and acting as a medium for the transmission of waves of energy, such as light, heat, electricity, etc. This Ethereal Substance forms a connecting link between Matter (so-called) and Energy, and partakes of the nature of each. The Hermetic Teachings, however, instruct that this plane has seven sub-divisions (as have all of the Minor Planes), and that in fact there are seven ethers, instead of but one.

THE PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE -Part One

THE PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE. “As above, so below; as below, so above”–The Kybalion.


The great Second Hermetic Principle embodies the truth that there is a harmony, agreement, and correspondence between the several planes of Manifestation, Life and Being. This truth is a truth because all that is included in the Universe emanates from the same source, and the same laws, principles, and characteristics apply to each unit, or combination of units of activity, as each manifests its own phenomena upon its own plane.


For the purpose of convenience of thought and study, the Hermetic Philosophy considers that the Universe may be divided into three great classes of phenomena, known as the Three Great Planes, namely:


I. The Great Physical Plane.
II. The Great Mental Plane.
III. The Great Spiritual Plane.


These divisions are more or less artificial and arbitrary, for the truth is that all of the three divisions are but ascending degrees of the great scale of Life, the lowest point of which is undifferentiated Matter, and the highest point that of Spirit. And, moreover, the different Planes shade into each other, so that no hard and fast division may be made between the higher phenomena of the Physical and the lower of the Mental; or between the higher of the Mental and the lower of the Physical.


In short, the Three Great Planes may be regarded as three great groups of degrees of Life Manifestation. While the purposes of this little book do not allow us to enter into an extended discussion of, or explanation of, the subject of these different planes, still we think it well to give a general description of the same at this point.


At the beginning we may as well consider the question so often asked by the neophyte, who desires to be informed regarding the meaning of the word “Plane,” which term has been very freely used, and very poorly explained, in many recent works upon the subject of occultism, The question is generally about as fellows: “Is a Plane a place having dimensions, or is it merely a condition or state?” We answer: “No, not a place, nor ordinary dimension of space; and yet more than a state or condition. it may be considered as a state or condition, and yet the state or condition is a degree of dimension, in a scale subject to measurement.” Somewhat paradoxical, is it not? But let us examine the matter. A “dimension,” you know, is “a measure in a straight line, relating to measure,” etc. The ordinary dimensions of space are length, breadth, and height, or perhaps length, breadth, height, thickness or circumference. But there is another dimension of “created things,” or “measure in a straight line,” known to occultists, and to scientists as well, although the latter have not as yet applied the term “dimension” to it–and this new dimension, which, by the way, is the much speculated about “Fourth Dimension,” is the standard used in determining the degrees or “planes.”


This Fourth Dimension may be called “the Dimension of Vibration.” It is a fact well known to modern science, as well as to the Hermetists who have embodied the truth in their “Third Hermetic Principle,” that “everything is in motion; everything vibrates; nothing is at rest.” From the highest manifestation, to the lowest, everything and all things Vibrate. Not only do they vibrate at different rates of motion, but as in different directions and in a different manner. The degrees of the “rate” of vibrations constitute the degrees of measurement on the Scale of Vibrations–in other words the degrees of the Fourth Dimension.

“THE ALL” In All – Part Four

Strictly speaking, there cannot be said to be any “Reason” whatsoever for THE ALL to act, for a “reason” implies a “cause.” and THE ALL is above Cause and Effect, except when it Wills to become a Cause, at which time the Principle is set into motion. So, you see, the matter is Unthinkable, just as THE ALL is Unknowable. Just as we say THE ALL merely “IS”–so we are compelled to say that “THE ALL ACTS BECAUSE IT ACTS.” At the last, THE ALL is All Reason in Itself; All Law in Itself; All Action in Itself–and it may be said, truthfully, that THE ALL is Its Own Reason; its own Law; its own Act–or still further, that THE ALL; Its Reason; Its Act; its Law; are ONE, all being names for the same thing. In the opinion of those who are giving you these present lessons, the answer is locked up in INNER SELF of THE ALL, along with its Secret of Being. The Law of Correspondence, in our opinion, reaches only to that aspect of THE ALL, which may be spoken of as “The Aspect of BECOMING.” Back of that Aspect is “The Aspect of BEING,“ in which all Laws are lost in LAW; all Principles merge into PRINCIPLE–and THE ALL; PRINCIPLE; and BEING; are IDENTICAL, ONE AND THE SAME. Therefore, Metaphysical speculation on this point is futile. We go into the matter here, merely to show that we recognize the question, and also the absurdity of the ordinary answers of metaphysics and theology.


In conclusion, it may be of interest to our students to learn that while some of the ancient, and modern, Hermetic Teachers have rather inclined in the direction of applying the Principle of Correspondence to the question, with the result of the “Inner Nature” conclusion,–still the legends have it that HERMES, the Great, when asked this question by his advanced students, answered them by PRESSING HIS LIPS TIGHTLY TOGETHER and saying not a word, indicating that there WAS NO ANSWER. But, then, he may have intended to apply the axiom of his philosophy, that: “The lips of Wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding,” believing that even his advanced students did not possess the Understanding which entitled them to the Teaching. At any rate, if Hermes possessed the Secret, he failed to impart it, and so far as the world is concerned THE LIPS OF HERMES ARE CLOSED regarding it. And where the Great Hermes hesitated to speak, what mortal may dare to teach?


But, remember, that whatever be the answer to this problem, if indeed there be an answer–the truth remains that: “While All is in THE ALL, it is equally true that THE ALL is in All.” The Teaching on this point is emphatic. And, we may add the concluding words of the quotation: “To him who truly understands this truth, hath come great knowledge.”

“THE ALL” In All – Part Three

The Hermetic Teachings regarding the process of Evolution are that, THE ALL, having meditated upon the beginning of the Creation–having thus established the material foundations of the Universe–having thought it into existence–then gradually awakens or rouses from its Meditation and in so doing starts into manifestation the process of Evolution, on the material, mental and spiritual planes, successively and in order. Thus the upward movement begins–and all begins to move Spiritward. Matter becomes less gross; the Units spring into being; the combinations begin to form; Life appears and manifests in higher and higher forms; and Mind becomes more and more in evidence–the vibrations constantly becoming higher. In short, the entire process of Evolution, in all of its phases, begins, and proceeds according to the established Laws of the “Indrawing” process. All of this occupies æons upon æons of Man’s time, each æon containing countless millions of years, but yet the Illumined inform us that the entire creation, including Involution and Evolution, of an Universe, is but “as the twinkle of the eye” to THE ALL. At the end of countless cycles of æons of time, THE ALL withdraws its Attention–its Contemplation and Meditation–of the Universe, for the Great Work is finished–and All is withdrawn into THE ALL from which it emerged. But Mystery of Mysteries–the Spirit of each soul is not annihilated, but is infinitely expanded–the Created and the Creator are merged. Such is the report of the Illumined!


The above illustration of the “meditation,” and subsequent “awakening from meditation,” of THE ALL, is of course but an attempt of the Teachers to describe the Infinite process by a finite example. And, yet: “As Below, so Above.” The difference is merely in degree. And just as THE ALL arouses itself from the meditation upon the Universe, so does Man (in time) cease from manifesting upon the Material Plane, and withdraws himself more and more into the Indwelling Spirit, which is indeed “The Divine Ego.”


There is one more matter of which we desire to speak in this lesson, and that comes very near to an invasion of the Metaphysical field of speculation, although our purpose is merely to show the futility of such speculation. We allude to the question which inevitably comes to the mind of all thinkers who have ventured to seek the Truth. The question is: “WHY does THE ALL create Universes?” The question may be asked in different forms, but the above is the gist of the inquiry.


Men have striven hard to answer this question, but still there is no answer worthy of the name. Some have imagined that THE ALL had something to gain by it, but this is absurd, for what could THE ALL gain that it did not already possess? Others have sought the answer in the idea that THE ALL “wished something to love;” and others that it created for pleasure, or amusement; or because it “was lonely”; or to manifest its power;–all puerile explanations and ideas, belonging to the childish period of thought.


Others have sought to explain the mystery by assuming that THE ALL found itself “compelled” to create, by reason of its own “internal nature”–its “creative instinct.” This idea is in advance of the others, but its weak point lies in the idea of THE ALL being “compelled” by anything, internal or external. If its ”internal nature,” or ”creative instinct,” compelled it to do anything, then the “internal nature” or “creative instinct” would be the Absolute, instead of THE ALL, and so accordingly that part of the proposition falls. And, yet, THE ALL does create and manifest, and seems to find some kind of satisfaction in so doing. And it is difficult to escape the conclusion that in some infinite degree it must have what would correspond to an “inner nature,” or “creative instinct” in man, with correspondingly infinite Desire and Will. It could not act unless it Willed to Act; and it would not Will to Act, unless it Desired to Act; and it would not Desire to Act unless it obtained some Satisfaction thereby. And all of these things would belong to an “Inner Nature,” and might be postulated as existing according to the Law of Correspondence. But, still, we prefer to think of THE ALL as acting entirely FREE from any influence, internal as well as external. That is the problem which lies at the root of difficulty–and the difficulty that lies at the root of the problem.

“THE ALL” In All – Part Two

The student will, of course, realize that the illustrations given above are necessarily imperfect and inadequate, for they represent the creation of mental images in finite minds, while the Universe is a creation of Infinite Mind–and the difference between the two poles separates them. And yet it is merely a matter of degree–the same Principle is in operation- the Principle of Correspondence manifests in each–“As above, so Below; as Below, so above.”
And, in the degree that Man realizes the existence of the Indwelling Spirit immanent within his being, so will he rise in the spiritual scale of life. This is what spiritual development means–the recognition, realization, and manifestation of the Spirit within us. Try to remember this last definition–that of spiritual development. It contains the Truth of True Religion.


There are many planes of Being–many sub-planes of Life–many degrees of existence in the Universe. And all depend upon the advancement of beings in the scale, of which scale the lowest point is the grossest matter, the highest being separated only by the thinnest division from the SPIRIT of THE ALL. And, upward and onward along this Scale of Life, everything is moving. All are on the Path, whose end is THE ALL. All progress is a Returning Home. All is Upward and Onward, in spite of all seemingly contradictory appearances. Such is the Message of the Illumined.


The Hermetic Teachings concerning the process of the Mental Creation of the Universe, are that at the beginning of the Creative Cycle, THE ALL, in its aspect of “Being,” projects its Will toward its aspect of “Becoming,” and the process of creation begins. It is taught that the process consists of the lowering of Vibration until a very low degree of vibratory energy is reached, at which point the grossest possible form of Matter is manifested. This process is called the stage of Involution, in which THE ALL becomes “involved,” or “wrapped up,” in its creation. This process is believed by the Hermetists to have a Correspondence to the mental process of an artist, writer, or inventor, who becomes so wrapped up in his mental creation as to almost forget his own existence and who, for the time being, almost “lives in his creation”. If instead of “wrapped” we use the word “rapt,” perhaps we will give a better idea of what is meant.


This Involuntary stage of Creation is sometimes called the “Outpouring” of the Divine Energy, just as the Evolutionary state is called the “Indrawing.” The extreme pole of the Creative process is considered to be the furthest removed from THE ALL, while the beginning of the Evolutionary stage is regarded as the beginning of the return swing of the pendulum of Rhythm–a “coming home” idea being held in all of the Hermetic Teachings.


The Teachings are that during the “Out-pouring,” the vibrations become lower and lower until finally the urge ceases, and the return swing begins. But there is this difference, that while in the “Outpouring” the creative forces manifest compactly and as a whole, yet from the beginning of the Evolutionary or “Indrawing” stage, there is manifested the Law of Individualization–that is, the tendency to separate into Units of Force, so that finally that which left THE ALL as unindividualized energy returns to its source as countless highly developed Units of Life, having risen higher and higher in the scale by means of Physical, Mental and Spiritual Evolution.


The ancient Hermetists use the word “Meditation,” in describing the process of the mental creation of the Universe in the Mind of THE ALL, the word “Contemplation” also being frequently employed. But the idea intended seems to be that of the employment of the Divine Attention. “Attention” is a word derived from the Latin root, meaning “to reach out; to stretch out,” and so the act of Attention is really a mental “reaching out; extension” of mental energy, so that the underlying idea is readily understood when we examine into the real meaning of “Attention”.

“THE ALL” – In All Part One

“THE ALL” IN ALL.


“While All is in THE ALL, it is equally true that THE ALL is in All. To him who truly understands this truth hath
come great knowledge.”–The Kybalion.


How often have the majority of people heard repeated the statement that their Deity (called by many names) was “All in All,” and how little have they suspected the inner occult truth concealed by these carelessly uttered words? The commonly used expression is a survival of the ancient Hermetic Maxim quoted above. As the Kybalion says: “To him who truly understands this truth, hath come great knowledge.” And, this being so, let us seek this truth, the understanding of which means so much. In this statement of truth–this Hermetic Maxim–is concealed one of the greatest philosophical, scientific and religious truths.


We have given you the Hermetic Teaching regarding the Mental Nature of the Universe– the truth that “the Universe is Mental–held in the Mind of THE ALL.” As the Kybalion says, in the passage quoted above: “All is in THE ALL. But note also the co-related statement, that: “It is equally true that THE ALL is in ALL.” This apparently contradictory statement is reconcilable under the Law of Paradox. It is, moreover, an exact Hermetic statement of the relations existing between THE ALL and its Mental Universe. We have seen how “All is in THE ALL”–now let us examine the other aspect of the subject.


The Hermetic Teachings are to the effect that THE ALL is Imminent in (“remaining within; inherent; abiding within”) its Universe, and in every part, particle, unit, or combination, within the Universe. This statement is usually illustrated by the Teachers by a reference to the Principle of Correspondence. The Teacher instructs the student to form a mental Image of something, a person, an idea, something having a mental form, the favorite example being that of the author or dramatist forming an idea of his characters; or a painter or sculptor forming an image of an ideal that he wishes to express by his art. In each case, the student will find that while the image has its existence, and being, solely within his own mind, yet he, the student, author, dramatist, painter, or sculptor, is, in a sense, immanent in; remaining within; or abiding within, the mental image also. In other words, the entire virtue, life, spirit, of reality in the mental image is derived from the “immanent mind” of the thinker. Consider this for a moment, until the idea is grasped.


To take a modern example, let us say that Othello, Iago, Hamlet, Lear, Richard III, existed merely in the mind of Shakespeare, at the time of their conception or creation. And yet, Shakespeare also existed within each of these characters, giving them their vitality, spirit, and action. Whose is the “spirit” of the characters that we know as Micawber, Oliver Twist Uriah Heep–is it Dickens, or have each of -these characters a personal spirit, independent of their creator? Have the Venus of Medici, the Sistine Madonna, the Appollo Belvidere, spirits and reality of their own, or do they represent the spiritual and mental power of their creators? The Law of Paradox explains that both propositions are true, viewed from the proper viewpoints. Micawber is both Micawber, and yet Dickens. And, again, while Micawber may be said to be Dickens, yet Dickens is not identical with Micawber. Man, like Micawber, may exclaim: “The Spirit of my Creator is inherent within me–and yet I am not HE!” How different this from the shocking half-truth so vociferously announced by certain of the half-wise, who fill the air with their raucous cries of: “I Am God!” Imagine poor Micawber, or the sneaky Uriah Heep, crying: “I Am Dickens”; or some of the lowly clods in one of Shakespeare’s plays, grandiloquently announcing that: “I Am Shakespeare!” THE ALL is in the earth-worm, and yet the earth-worm is far from being THE ALL. And still the wonder remains, that though the earth-worm exists merely as a lowly thing, created and having its being solely within the Mind of THE ALL–yet THE ALL is immanent in the earth-worm, and in the particles that go to make up the earthworm. Can there be any greater mystery than this of “All in THE ALL; and THE ALL in All?”

DIVINE PARADOX – Part Four

So, the student of Hermetics need not lay aside any of his cherished scientific views regarding the Universe. All he is asked to do is to grasp the underlying principle of “THE ALL is Mind; the Universe is Mental–held in the Mind of THE ALL.” He will find that the other six of the Seven Principles will “fit into” his scientific knowledge, and will serve to bring out obscure points and to throw light in dark corners. This is not to be wondered at, when we realize the influence of the Hermetic thought on the early philosophers of Greece, upon whose foundations of thought the theories of modern science largely rest. The acceptance of the First Hermetic Principle (Mentalism) is the only great point of difference between Modern Science and Hermetic students, and Science is gradually moving toward the Hermetic position in its groping in the dark for a way out of the Labyrinth into which it has wandered in its search for Reality.


The purpose of this lesson is to impress upon the minds of our students the fact that, to all intents and purposes, the Universe and its laws, and its phenomena, are just as REAL, so far as Man is concerned, as they would be under the hypotheses of Materialism or Energism. Under any hypothesis the Universe in its outer aspect is changing, ever-flowing, and transitory–and therefore devoid of substantiality and reality. But (note the other pole of the truth) under any of the same hypotheses, we are compelled to ACT AND LIVE as if the fleeting things were real and substantial. With this difference, always, between the various hypotheses–that under the old views Mental Power was ignored as a Natural Force, while under Mentalism it becomes the Greatest Natural Force. And this one difference revolutionizes Life, to those who understand the Principle and its resulting laws and practice.


So, finally, students all, grasp the advantage of Mentalism, and learn to know, use and apply the laws resulting therefrom. But do not yield to the temptation which, as The Kybalion states, overcomes the half-wise and which causes them to be hypnotized by the apparent unreality of things, the consequence being that they wander about like dream-people dwelling in a world of dreams, ignoring the practical work and life of man, the end being that “they are broken against the rocks and torn asunder by the elements, by reason of their folly.” Rather follow the example of the wise, which the same authority states, “use Law against Laws; the higher against the lower; and by the Art of Alchemy transmute that which is undesirable into that which is worthy, and thus triumph.” Following the authority, let us avoid the half-wisdom (which is folly) which ignores the truth that: “Mastery consists not in abnormal dreams, visions, and fantastic imaginings or living, but in using the higher forces against the lower–escaping the pains of the lower planes by vibrating on the higher.” Remember always, student, that “Transmutation, not presumptuous denial, is the weapon of the Master.” The above quotations are from The Kybalion, and are worthy of being committed to memory by the student.


We do not live in a world of dreams, but in an Universe which, while relative, is real so far as our lives and actions are concerned. Our business in the Universe is not to deny its existence, but to LIVE, using the Laws to rise from lower to higher–living on, doing the best that we can under the circumstances arising each day, and living, so far as is possible, to our highest ideas and ideals. The true Meaning of Life is not known to men on this plane–if, indeed, to any–but the highest authorities, and our own intuitions, teach us that we will make no mistake in living up to the best that is in us, so far as is possible, and realizing the Universal tendency in the same direction in spite of apparent evidences to the contrary. We are all on The Path–and the road leads upward ever, with frequent resting places.


Read the Message of The Kybalion–and follow the example of “the wise”–avoiding the mistake of “the half-wise” who perish by reason of their folly.

DIVINE PARADOX – Part Three

Matter is none the less Matter to us, while we dwell on the plane of Matter, although we know it to be merely an aggregation of “electrons,” or particles of Force, vibrating rapidly and gyrating around each other in the formations of atoms; the atoms in turn vibrating and gyrating, forming molecules, which latter in turn form larger masses of Matter. Nor does Matter become less Matter, when we follow the inquiry .still further, and learn from the Hermetic Teachings, that the “Force” of which the electrons are but units is merely a manifestation of the Mind of THE ALL, and like all else in the Universe is purely Mental in its nature. While on the Plane of Matter, we must recognize its phenomena–we may control Matter (as all Masters of higher or lesser degree do), but we do so by applying the higher forces. We commit a folly when we attempt to deny the existence of Matter in the relative aspect. We may deny its mastery over us–and rightly so–but we should not attempt to ignore it in its relative aspect, at least so long as we dwell upon its plane.


Nor do the Laws of Nature become less constant or effective, when we know them, likewise, to be merely mental creations. They are in full effect on the various planes. We overcome the lower laws, by applying still higher ones–and in this way only.


But we cannot escape Law or rise above it entirely. Nothing but THE ALL can escape Law–and that because THE ALL is LAW itself, from which all Laws emerge. The most advanced Masters may acquire the powers usually attributed to the gods of men; and there are countless ranks of being, in the great hierarchy of life, whose being and power transcends even that of the highest Masters among men to a degree unthinkable by mortals, but even the highest Master, and the highest Being, must bow to the Law, and be as Nothing in the eye of THE ALL. So that if even these highest Beings, whose powers exceed even those attributed by men to their gods–if even these are bound by and are subservient to Law, then imagine the presumption of mortal man, of our race and grade, when he dares to consider the Laws of Nature as “unreal,” visionary and illusory, because he happens to be able to grasp the truth that the Laws are Mental in nature, and simply Mental Creations of THE ALL. Those Laws which THE ALL intends to be governing Laws are not to be defied or argued away. So long as the Universe endures, will they endure–for the Universe exists by virtue of these Laws which form its framework and which hold it together.


The Hermetic Principle of Mentalism, while explaining the true nature of the Universe upon the principle that all is Mental, does not change the scientific conceptions of the Universe, Life, or Evolution. In fact, science merely corroborates the Hermetic Teachings. The latter merely teaches that the nature of the Universe is “Mental,” while modern science has taught that it is “Material”; or (of late) that it is “Energy” at the last analysis. The Hermetic Teachings have no fault to find with Herbert Spencer’s basic principle which postulates the existence of an “Infinite and Eternal Energy, from which all things proceed.” In fact, the Hermetics recognize in Spencer’s philosophy the highest outside statement of the workings of the Natural Laws that have ever been promulgated, and they believe Spencer to have been a reincarnation of an ancient philosopher who dwelt in ancient Egypt thousands of years ago, and who later incarnated as Heraclitus, the Grecian philosopher who lived B.C. 500. And they regard his statement of the “Infinite and Eternal Energy” as directly in the line of the Hermetic Teachings, always with the addition of their own doctrine that his “Energy” is the Energy of the Mind of THE ALL. With the Master-Key of the Hermetic Philosophy, the student of Spencer will be able to unlock many doors of the inner philosophical conceptions of the great English philosopher, whose work shows the results of the preparation of his previous incarnations. His teachings regarding Evolution and Rhythm are in almost perfect agreement with the Hermetic Teachings regarding the Principle of Rhythm.

THE DIVINE UNIVERSE – Part Two

So, the Hermetic Teachings do not preach the unsubstantiality of the Universe in any stronger terms than those more familiar to you, although their presentation of the subject may seem somewhat more startling. Anything that has a beginning and an ending must be, in a sense, unreal and untrue, and the Universe comes under the rule, in all schools of thought. From the Absolute point of view, there is nothing Real except THE ALL, no matter what terms we may use in thinking of, or discussing the subject. Whether the Universe be created of Matter, or whether it be a Mental Creation in the Mind of THE ALL–it is unsubstantial, non-enduring, a thing of time, space and change. We want you to realize this fact thoroughly, before you pass judgment on the Hermetic conception of the Mental nature of the Universe. Think over any and all of the other conceptions, and see whether this be not true of them.


But the Absolute point of view shows merely one side of the picture–the other side is the Relative one. Absolute Truth has been defined as “Things as the mind of God knows them,” while Relative Truth is “Things as the highest reason of Man understands them.” And so while to THE ALL the Universe must be unreal and illusionary, a mere dream or result of meditation–nevertheless, to the finite minds forming a part of that Universe, and viewing it through mortal faculties, the Universe is very real indeed, and must be so considered. In recognizing the Absolute view, we must not make the mistake of ignoring or denying the facts and phenomena of the Universe as they present themselves to our mortal faculties–we are not THE ALL, remember.


To take familiar illustrations, we all recognize the fact that Matter “exists” to our senses– we will fare badly if we do not. And yet, even our finite minds understand the scientific dictum that there is no such thing as Matter from a scientific point of view–that which we call Matter is held to be merely an aggregation of atoms, which atoms themselves are merely a grouping of units of force, called electrons or “ions,” vibrating and in constant circular motion. We kick a stone and we feel the impact–it seems to be real, notwithstanding that we know it to be merely what we have stated above. But remember that our foot, which feels the impact by means of our brains, is likewise Matter, so constituted of electrons, and for that matter so are our brains. And, at the best, if it were not by reason of our Mind, we would not know the foot or stone at all.


Then again, the ideal of the artist or sculptor, which he is endeavoring to reproduce in stone or on canvas, seems very real to him. So do the characters in the mind of the author, or dramatist, which he seeks to express so that others may recognize them. And if this be true in the case of our finite minds, what must be the degree of Reality in the Mental Images created in the Mind of the Infinite? Oh, friends, to mortals this Universe of Mentality is very real indeed–it is the only one we can ever know, though we rise from plane to plane, higher and higher in it. To know it otherwise, by actual experience, we must be THE ALL itself. It is true that the higher we rise in the scale–the nearer to “the mind of the Father” we reach–the more apparent becomes the illusory nature of finite things, but not until THE ALL finally withdraws us into itself does the vision actually vanish.


So, we need not dwell upon the feature of illusion. Rather let us, recognizing the real nature of the Universe, seek to understand its mental laws, and endeavor to use them to the best effect in our upward progress through life, as we travel from plane to plane of being. The Laws of the Universe are none the less “Iron Laws” because of the mental nature. All, except THE ALL, are bound by them. What is IN THE INFINITE MIND OF THE ALL is REAL in a degree second only to that Reality itself which is vested in the nature of THE ALL


So, do not feel insecure or afraid–we are all HELD FIRMLY IN THE INFINITE MIND OF THE ALL, and there is naught to hurt us or for us to fear. There is no Power outside of THE ALL to affect us. So we may rest calm and secure. There is a world of comfort and security in this realization when once attained. Then “calm and peaceful do we sleep, rocked in the Cradle of the Deep“–resting safely on the bosom of the Ocean of Infinite Mind, which is THE ALL. In THE ALL, indeed, do “we live and move and have our being.”

THE DIVINE PARADOX – Part One

THE DIVINE PARADOX.
“The half-wise, recognizing the comparative unreality of the Universe, imagine that they may defy its Laws– such are vain and presumptuous fools, and they are broken against the rocks and torn asunder by the elements by reason of their folly. The truly wise, knowing the nature of the Universe, use Law against laws; the higher against the lower; and by the Art of Alchemy transmute that which is undesirable into that which is worthy, and thus triumph. Mastery consists not in abnormal dreams, visions and fantastic imaginings or living, but in using the higher forces against the lower–escaping the pains of the lower planes by vibrating on the higher. Transmutation, not presumptuous denial, is the weapon of the Master.”–The Kybalion.


This is the Paradox of the Universe, resulting from the Principle of Polarity which manifests when THE ALL begins to Create–hearken to it for it points the difference between half-wisdom and wisdom. While to THE INFINITE ALL, the Universe, its Laws, its Powers, its Life, its Phenomena, are as things witnessed in the state of Meditation or Dream; yet to all that is Finite, the Universe must be treated as Real, and life, and action, and thought, must be based thereupon, accordingly, although with an ever understanding of the Higher Truth. Each according to its own Plane and Laws. Were THE ALL to imagine that the Universe were indeed Reality, then woe to the Universe, for there would be then no escape from lower to higher, divineward–then would the Universe become a fixity and progress would become impossible. And if Man, owing to half-wisdom, acts and lives and thinks of the Universe as merely a dream (akin to his own finite dreams) then indeed does it so become for him, and like a sleep-walker he stumbles ever around and around in a circle, making no progress, and being forced into an awakening at last by his falling bruised and bleeding over the Natural Laws which he ignored. Keep your mind ever on the Star, but let your eyes watch over your footsteps, lest you fall into the mire by reason of your upward gaze. Remember the Divine Paradox, that while the Universe IS NOT, still IT IS. Remember ever the Two Poles of Truth– the Absolute and the Relative. Beware of Half-Truths.


What Hermetists know as “the Law of Paradox” is an aspect of the Principle of Polarity. The Hermetic writings are filled with references to the appearance of the Paradox in the consideration of the problems of Life and Being. The Teachers are constantly warning their students against the error of omitting the “other side” of any question. And their warnings are particularly directed to the problems of the Absolute and the Relative, which perplex all students of philosophy, and which cause so many to think and act contrary to what is generally known as “common sense.” And we caution all students to be sure to grasp the Divine Paradox of the Absolute and Relative, lest they become entangled in the mire of the Half-Truth. With this in view this particular lesson has been written. Read it carefully!


The first thought that comes to the thinking man after he realizes the truth that the Universe is a Mental Creation of THE ALL, is that the Universe and all that it contains is a mere illusion; an unreality; against which idea his instincts revolt. But this, like all other great truths, must be considered both from the Absolute and the Relative points of view. From the Absolute viewpoint, of course, the Universe is in the nature of an illusion, a dream, a phantasmagoria, as compared to THE ALL in itself. We recognize this even in our ordinary view, for we speak of the world as “a fleeting show” that comes and goes, is born and dies– for the element of impermanence and change, finiteness and unsubstantiality, must ever be connected with the idea of a created Universe when it is contrasted with the idea of THE ALL, no matter what may be our beliefs concerning the nature of both. Philosopher, metaphysician, scientist and theologian all agree upon this idea, and the thought is found in all forms of philosophical thought and religious conceptions, as well as in the theories of the respective schools of metaphysics and theology.

Mental Universe – Part Three

It may help you to get the proper idea, if you will apply the Law of Correspondence to yourself, and your own mind. You know that the part of You which you call “I,” in a sense, stands apart and witnesses the creation of Mental Images in your own mind. The part of your mind in which the mental generation is accomplished may be called the “Me” in distinction from the “I” which stands apart and witnesses and examines the thoughts, ideas and images of the “Me.” “As above, so below,” remember, and the phenomena of one plane may be employed to solve the riddles of higher or lower planes.


Is it any wonder that You, the child, feel that instinctive reverence for THE ALL, which feeling we call “religion”–that respect, and reverence for THE FATHER MIND? Is it any wonder that, when you consider the works and wonders of Nature, you are overcome with a mighty feeling which has its roots away down in your inmost being? It is the MOTHER MIND that you are pressing close up to, like a babe to the breast.


Do not make the mistake of supposing that the little world you see around you–the Earth, which is a mere grain of dust in the Universe–is the Universe itself. There are millions upon millions of such worlds, and greater. And there are millions of millions of such Universes in existence within the Infinite Mind of THE ALL. And even in our own little solar system there are regions and planes of life far higher than ours, and beings compared to which we earth- bound mortals are as the slimy life-forms that dwell on the ocean’s bed when compared to Man. There are beings with powers and attributes higher than Man has ever dreamed of the gods’ possessing. And yet these beings were once as you, and still lower–and you will be even as they, and still higher, in time, for such is the Destiny of Man as reported by the Illumined.


And Death is not real, even in the Relative sense–it is but Birth to a new life–and You shall go on, and on, and on, to higher and still higher planes of life, for aeons upon aeons of time. The Universe is your home, and you shall explore its farthest recesses before the end of Time. You are dwelling in the Infinite Mind of THE ALL, and your possibilities and opportunities are infinite, both in time and space. And at the end of the Grand Cycle of Aeons, when THE ALL shall draw back into itself all of its creations–you will go gladly, for you will then be able to know the Whole Truth of being At One with THE ALL. Such is the report of the Illumined–those who have advanced well along The Path.
And, in the meantime, rest calm and, serene–you are safe and protected by the Infinite Power of the FATHER-MOTHER MIND.


“Within the Father-Mother Mind, mortal children are at home.”–The Kybalion. “There is not one who is Fatherless, nor Motherless in the Universe”–The Kybalion.

MENTAL UNIVERSE – Part Two

Following the Principle of Correspondence, we are justified in considering that THE ALL creates the Universe MENTALLY, in a manner akin to the process whereby Man creates Mental Images. And, here is where the report of Reason tallies precisely with the report of the Illumined, as shown by their teachings and writings. Such are the teachings of the Wise Men. Such was the Teaching of Hermes.


THE ALL can create in no other way except mentally, without either using material (and there is none to use), or else reproducing itself (which is also impossible). There is no escape from this conclusion of the Reason, which, as we have said, agrees with the highest teachings of the Illumined. Just as you, student, may create a Universe of your own in your mentality, so does THE ALL create Universes in its own Mentality. But your Universe is the mental creation of a Finite Mind, whereas that of THE ALL is the creation of an Infinite. The two are similar in kind, but infinitely different in degree. We shall examine more closely into the process of creation and manifestation, as we proceed. But this is the point to fix in your minds at this stage: THE UNIVERSE, AND ALL IT CONTAINS, IS A MENTAL CREATION OF THE ALL. Verily, indeed, ALL IS MIND!


“THE ALL creates in its Infinite Mind countless Universes, which exist for aeons of Time–and yet, to THE ALL, the creation, development, decline and death of a million Universes is as the time of the twinkling of an eye.”–The Kybalion.’
“The Infinite Mind -of THE ALL is the womb of Universes.”–The Kybalion.

The Principle of Gender (see Lesson I. and other lessons to follow) is manifested on all planes of life, material, mental and spiritual. But, as we have said before, “Gender” does not mean “Sex”–sex is merely a material manifestation of gender. “Gender” means “relating to generation or creation.” And wherever anything is generated or created, on any plane, the Principle of Gender must be manifested. And this is true even in the creation of Universes.


Now do not jump to the conclusion that we are teaching that there is a male and female God, or Creator. That idea is merely a distortion of the ancient teachings on the subject. The true teaching is that THE ALL, in itself, is above Gender, as it is above every other Law, including those of Time and Space. It is the Law, from which the Laws proceed, and it is not subject to them. But when THE ALL manifests on the plane of generation or creation, then it acts according to Law and Principle, for it is moving on a lower plane of Being. And consequently it manifests the Principle of Gender, in its Masculine and Feminine aspects, on the Mental Plane, of course.


This idea may seem startling to some of you who hear it for the first time, but you have all really passively accepted it in your everyday conceptions. You speak of the Fatherhood of God, and the Motherhood of Nature–of God, the Divine Father, and Nature the Universal Mother–and have thus instinctively acknowledged the Principle of Gender in the Universe. Is this not so!


But, the Hermetic teaching does not imply a real duality–THE ALL is ONE–the Two Aspects are merely aspects of manifestation. The teaching is that The Masculine Principle manifested by THE ALL stands, in a way, apart from the actual mental creation of the Universe. It projects its Will toward the Feminine Principle (which may be called “Nature”) whereupon the latter begins the actual work of the evolution of the Universe, from simple “centres of activity” on to man, and then on and on still higher, all according to well- established and firmly enforced Laws of Nature. If you prefer the old figures of thought, you may think of the Masculine Principle as GOD, the Father, and of the Feminine Principle as NATURE, the Universal Mother, from whose womb all things have been born. This is more than a mere poetic figure of speech–it is an idea of the actual process of the creation of the Universe. But always remember, that THE ALL is but One, and that in its Infinite Mind the Universe is generated, created and exists.


It may help you to get the proper idea, if you will apply the Law of Correspondence to yourself, and your own mind. You know that the part of You which you call “I,” in a sense,

THE MENTAL UNIVERSE – Part One



THE MENTAL UNIVERSE. “The Universe is Mental–held in the Mind of THE ALL.”–The Kybalion.


THE ALL is SPIRIT! But what is Spirit? This question cannot be answered, for the reason that its definition is practically that of THE ALL, which cannot be explained or defined. Spirit is simply a name that men give to the highest conception of Infinite Living Mind–it means “the Real Essence”–it means Living Mind, as much superior to Life and Mind as we know them, as the latter are superior to mechanical Energy and Matter. Spirit transcends our understanding, and we use the term merely that we may think or speak of THE ALL. For the purposes of thought and understanding, we are justified in thinking of Spirit as Infinite Living Mind, at the same time acknowledging that we cannot fully understand it. We must either do this or stop thinking of the matter at all.


Let us now proceed to a consideration of the nature of the Universe, as a whole and in its parts. What is the Universe? We have seen that there can be nothing outside of THE ALL. Then is the Universe THE ALL? No, this cannot be, because the Universe seems to be made up of MANY, and is constantly changing, and in other ways it does not measure up to the ideas that we are compelled to accept regarding THE ALL, as stated in our last lesson. Then if the Universe be not THE ALL, then it must be Nothing–such is the inevitable conclusion of the mind at first thought. But this will not satisfy the question, for we are sensible of the existence of the Universe. Then if the Universe is neither THE ALL, nor Nothing, what can it be! Let us examine this question.


If the Universe exists at all, or seems to exist, it must proceed in some way from THE ALL–It must be a creation of THE ALL. But as something can never come from nothing, from what could THE ALL have created it? Some philosophers have answered this question by saying that THE ALL created the Universe from ITSELF–that is, from the being and substance of THE ALL. But this will not do, for THE ALL cannot be subtracted from, nor divided, as we have seen, and then again if this be so, would not each particle in the Universe be aware of its being THE ALL -THE ALL could not lose its knowledge of itself, nor actually BECOME an atom, or blind force, or lowly living thing. Some men, indeed, realizing that THE ALL is indeed ALL, and also recognizing that they, the men, existed, have jumped to the conclusion that they and THE ALL were identical, and they have filled the air with shouts of “I AM GOD,” to the amusement of the multitude and the sorrow of sages. The claim of the corpuscle that: “I am Man!” would be modest in comparison.


But, what indeed is the Universe, if it be not THE ALL, not yet created by THE ALL having separated itself into fragments? What else can it be–of what else can it be made? This is the great question. Let us examine it carefully. We find here that the “Principle of Correspondence” (see Lesson I.) comes to our aid here. The old Hermetic axiom, “As above so below,” may be pressed into service at this point. Let us endeavor to get a glimpse of the workings on higher planes by examining those on our own. The Principle of Correspondence must apply to this as well as to other problems.


Let us see! On his own plane of being, how does Man create? Well, first, he may create by making something out of outside materials. But this will not do, for there are no materials outside of THE ALL with which it may create. Well, then, secondly, Man pro-creates or reproduces his kind by the process of begetting, which is self-multiplication accomplished by transferring a portion of his substance to his offspring. But this will not do, because THE ALL cannot transfer or subtract a portion of itself, nor can it reproduce or multiply itself–in the first place there would be a taking away, and in the second case a multiplication or addition to THE ALL, both thoughts being an absurdity. Is there no third way in which MAN creates! Yes, there is–he CREATES MENTALLY! And in so doing he uses no outside materials, nor does he reproduce himself, and yet his Spirit pervades the Mental Creation.

THE ALL – Part Three

We see around us that which is called “Matter,” which forms the physical foundation for all forms. Is THE ALL merely Matter? Not at all! Matter cannot manifest Life or Mind, and as Life and Mind are manifested in the Universe, THE ALL cannot be Matter, for nothing rises higher than its own source–nothing is ever manifested in an effect that is not in the cause– nothing is evolved as a consequent that is not involved as an antecedent. And then Modern Science informs us that there is really no such thing as Matter–that what we call Matter is merely “interrupted energy or force,” that is, energy or force at a low rate of vibration. As a recent writer has said “Matter has melted into Mystery.” Even Material Science has abandoned the theory of Matter, and now rests on the basis of “Energy.”


Then is THE ALL mere Energy or Force? Not Energy or Force as the materialists use the terms, for their energy and force are blind, mechanical things, devoid of Life or Mind. Life and Mind can never evolve from blind Energy or Force, for the reason given a moment ago: “Nothing can rise higher than its source–nothing is evolved unless it is involved–nothing manifests in the effect, unless it is in the cause.” And so THE ALL cannot be mere Energy or Force, for, if it were, then there would be no such things as Life and Mind in existence, and we know better than that, for we are Alive and using Mind to consider this very question, and so are those who claim that Energy or Force is Everything.


What is there then higher than Matter or Energy that we know to be existent in the Universe? LIFE AND MIND! Life and Mind in all their varying degrees of unfoldment! “Then,” you ask, “do you mean to tell us that THE ALL is LIFE and MIND?” Yes! and No! is our answer. If you mean Life and Mind as we poor petty mortals know them, we say No! THE ALL is not that! “But what kind of Life and Mind do you mean?” you ask.
The answer is “LIVING MIND, as far above that which mortals know by those words, as Life and Mind are higher than mechanical forces, or matter–INFINITE LIVING MIND as compared to finite Life and Mind.” We mean that which the illumined souls mean when they reverently pronounce the word: “SPIRIT!”
“THE ALL” is Infinite Living Mind–the Illumined call it SPIRIT!

THE ALL – Part Two

THE ALL – PART TWO

(At this point, it may be proper for me to state that we make a distinction between Religion and Theology–between Philosophy and Metaphysics. Religion, to us, means that intuitional realization of the existence of THE ALL, and one’s relationship to it; while Theology means the attempts of men to ascribe personality, qualities, and characteristics to it; their theories regarding its affairs, will, desires, plans, and designs; and their assumption of the office of “middle-men” between THE ALL and the people. Philosophy, to us, means the inquiry after knowledge of things knowable and thinkable; while Metaphysics means the attempt to carry the inquiry over and beyond the boundaries and into regions unknowable and unthinkable, and with the same tendency as that of Theology. And consequently, both Religion and Philosophy mean to us things having roots in Reality, while Theology and Metaphysics seem like broken reeds, rooted in the quicksands of ignorance, and affording naught but the most insecure support for the mind or soul of Man. We do not insist upon our students accepting these definitions–we mention them merely to show our position. At any rate, you shall hear very little about Theology and Metaphysics in these lessons.)

But while the essential nature of THE ALL is Unknowable, there are certain truths connected with its existence which the human mind finds itself compelled to accept. And in examination of these reports form a proper subject of inquiry, particularly as they agree with the reports of the Illumined on higher planes. And to this inquiry we now invite you.

“THAT which is the Fundamental Truth–the Substantial Reality–is beyond true naming, but the Wise Men call it THE ALL. “–The Kybalion.

“In its Essence, THE ALL is UNKNOWABLE.”–The Kybalion.
“But, the report of Reason must be hospitably received, and treated with respect.”–The Kybalion.

The human reason, whose reports we must accept so long as we think at all, informs us as follows regarding THE ALL, and that without attempting to remove the veil of the Unknowable:

  1. THE ALL must be ALL that REALLY IS. There can be nothing existing outside of THE ALL, else THE ALL would not be THE ALL.
  2. THE ALL must be INFINITE, for is nothing else to define, confine, bound, limit or restrict THE ALL It must be Infinite in Time, or ETERNAL,–it must have always continuously existed, for there is nothing else to have ever created it, and something can never evolve from nothing, and if it had ever “not been,” even for a moment, it would not “be” now,–it must continuously exist forever, for there is nothing to destroy it, and it can never “not-be,” even for a moment, because something can never become nothing. It must be Infinite in Space–it must be Everywhere, for there is no place outside of THE ALL–it cannot be otherwise than continuous in Space, without break, cessation, separation, or interruption, for there is nothing to break, separate, or interrupt its continuity, and nothing with which to “fill in the gaps.” It must be Infinite in Power, or Absolute, for there is nothing to limit, restrict, restrain, confine, disturb or condition it–it is subject to no other Power, for there is no other Power.
  3. THE ALL must be IMMUTABLE, or not subject to change in its real nature, for there is nothing to work changes upon it; nothing into which it could change, nor from which it could have changed. It cannot be added to nor subtracted from; increased nor diminished; nor become greater or lesser in any respect whatsoever. It must have always been, and must always remain, just what it is now–THE ALL–there has never been, is not now, and never will be, anything else into which it can change.

THE ALL being Infinite, Absolute, Eternal and Unchangeable it must follow that anything finite, changeable, fleeting, and conditioned cannot be THE ALL. And as there is Nothing outside of THE ALL, in Reality, then any and all such finite things must be as Nothing in Reality.

Now do not become befogged, nor frightened–we are not trying to lead you into the Christian Science field under cover of Hermetic Philosophy. There is a Reconciliation of this apparently contradictory state of affairs. Be patient, we will reach it in time.

THE ALL – PART ONE

THE ALL.
“Under, and back of, the Universe of Time, Space and Change, is ever to be found The Substantial Reality–the Fundamental Truth.”–The Kybalion.


“Substance” means: “that which underlies all outward manifestations; the essence; the essential reality; the thing in itself,” etc. “Substantial” means: “actually existing; being the essential element; being real,” etc. “Reality” means: “the state of being real; true, enduring; valid; fixed; permanent; actual,” etc.


Under and behind all outward appearances or manifestations, there must always be a Substantial Reality. This is the Law. Man considering the Universe, of which he is a unit, sees nothing but change in matter, forces, and mental states. He sees that nothing really IS, but that everything is BECOMING and CHANGING. Nothing stands still–everything is being born, growing, dying–the very instant a thing reaches its height, it begins to decline–the law of rhythm is in constant operation–there is no reality, enduring quality, fixity, or substantiality in anything–nothing is permanent but Change. He sees all things evolving from other things, and resolving into other things–a constant action and reaction; inflow and outflow; building up and tearing down; creation and destruction; birth, growth and death. Nothing endures but Change. And if he be a thinking man, he realizes that all of these changing things must be but outward appearances or manifestations of some Underlying Power–some substantial Reality.


All thinkers, in all lands and in all times, have assumed the necessity for postulating the existence of this Substantial Reality. All philosophies worthy of the name have been based upon this thought. Men have given to this Substantial Reality many names–some have called it by the term of Deity (under many titles); others have called it “The Infinite and Eternal Energy”; others have tried to call it “Matter”–but all have acknowledged its existence. It is self-evident–it needs no argument.


In these lessons we have followed the example of some of the world’s greatest thinkers, both ancient and modern–the Hermetic Masters–and have called this Underlying Power–this Substantial Reality by the Hermetic name of “THE ALL,” which term we consider the most comprehensive of the many terms applied by Man to THAT which transcends names and terms.


We accept and teach the view of the great Hermetic thinkers of all times, as well as of those illumined souls who have reached higher planes of being, both of whom assert that the inner nature of THE ALL is UNKNOWABLE. This must be so, for naught by THE ALL itself can comprehend its own nature and being.
The Hermetists believe and teach that THE ALL, “in itself,” is and must ever be UNKNOWABLE. They regard all the theories, guesses and speculations of the theologians and metaphysicians regarding the inner nature of THE ALL, as but the childish efforts of mortal minds to grasp the secret of the Infinite. Such efforts have always failed and will always fail, from the very nature of the task. One pursuing such inquiries travels around and around in the labyrinth of thought, until he is lost to all sane reasoning, action or conduct, and is utterly unfitted for the work of life. He is like the squirrel which frantically runs around and around the circling treadmill wheel of his cage, travelling ever and yet reaching nowhere–at the end a prisoner still, and standing just where he started.


And still more presumptuous are those who attempt to ascribe to THE ALL the personality, qualities, properties, characteristics and attributes of themselves, ascribing to THE ALL the human emotions, feelings, and characteristics, even down to the pettiest qualities or mankind, such as jealousy, susceptibility to flattery and praise, desire for offerings and worship, and all the other survivals from the days of the childhood of the race. Such ideas are not worthy of grown men and women, and are rapidly being discarded.

MENTAL TRANSMUTATION

MENTAL TRANSMUTATION.
“Mind (as well as metals and elements) may be transmuted, from state to state; degree to degree; condition
to condition; pole to pole; vibration to vibration. True Hermetic Transmutation is a Mental Art.”–The Kybalion.


As we have stated, the Hermetists were the original alchemists, astrologers, and psychologists, Hermes having been the founder of these schools of thought. From astrology bas grown modern astronomy; from alchemy has grown modern chemistry; from the mystic psychology has grown the modern psychology of the schools. But it must not be supposed that the ancients were ignorant of that which the modern schools suppose to be their exclusive and special property.

The records engraved on the stones of Ancient Egypt show conclusively that the ancients had a full comprehensive knowledge of astronomy, the very building of the Pyramids showing the connection between their design and the study of astronomical science. Nor were they ignorant of Chemistry, for the fragments of the ancient writings show that they were acquainted with the chemical properties of things; in fact, the ancient theories regarding physics are being slowly verified by the latest discoveries of modern science, notably those relating to the constitution of matter. Nor must it be supposed that they were ignorant of the so-called modern discoveries in psychology–on the contrary, the Egyptians were especially skilled in the science of Psychology, particularly in the branches that the modern schools ignore, but which, nevertheless, are being uncovered under the name of “psychic science” which is perplexing the psychologists of today, and making them reluctantly admit that “there may be something in it after all.”

The truth is, that beneath the material chemistry, astronomy and psychology (that is, the psychology in its phase of “brain-action”), the ancients possessed a knowledge of transcendental astronomy, called astrology; of transcendental chemistry, called alchemy; of transcendental psychology, called mystic psychology. They possessed the Inner Knowledge as well as the Outer Knowledge, the latter alone being possessed by modern scientists.

Among the many secret branches of knowledge possessed by the Hermetists, was that known as Mental Transmutation, which forms the subject matter of this lesson.


“Transmutation” is a term usually employed to designate the ancient art of the transmutation of metals–particularly of the base metals into gold. The word “Transmute” means “to change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to transform” (Webster). And accordingly, “Mental Transmutation” means the art of changing and transforming mental states, forms, and conditions, into others. So you may see that Mental Transmutation is the “Art of Mental Chemistry,” if you like the term–a form of practical Mystic Psychology. But this means far more than appears on the surface.

Transmutation, Alchemy, or Chemistry, on the Mental Plane is important enough in its effects, to be sure, and if the art stopped there it would still be one of the most important branches of study known to man. But this is only the beginning. Let us see why!


The first of the Seven Hermetic Principles is the Principle of Mentalism, the axiom of which is “THE ALL is Mind; the Universe is Mental,” which means that the Underlying Reality of the Universe is Mind; and the Universe itself is Mental–that is, “existing in the Mind of THE ALL.” We shall consider this Principle in succeeding lessons, but let us see the effect of the principle if it be assumed to be true.


If the Universal is Mental in its nature, then Mental Transmutation must be the art of CHANGING THE CONDITIONS OF THE UNIVERSE, along the lines of Matter, Force and Mind. So you see, therefore, that Mental Transmutation is really the “Magic” of which the ancient writers had so much to say in their mystical works, and about which they gave so few practical instructions. If All be Mental, then the art which enables one to transmute mental conditions must render the Master the controller of material conditions as well as

those ordinarily called “mental.”
As a matter of fact, none but advanced Mental Alchemists have been able to attain the degree of power necessary to control the grosser physical conditions, such as the control of the elements of Nature; the production or cessation of tempests; the production and cessation of earthquakes and other great physical phenomena. But that such men have existed, and do exist to-day, is a matter of earnest belief to all advanced occultists of all schools. That the Masters exist, and have these powers, the best teachers assure their students, having had experiences which justify them in such belief and statements. These Masters do not make public exhibitions of their powers, but seek seclusion from the crowds of men, in order to better work their way along the Path of Attainment. We mention their existence, at this point, merely to call your attention to the fact that their power is entirely Mental, and operates along the lines of the higher Mental Transmutation, under the Hermetic Principle of Mentalism. “The Universe is Mental”–The Kybalion.


But students and Hermetists of lesser degree than Masters–the Initiates and Teachers– are able to freely work along the Mental Plane, in Mental Transmutation. In fact all that we call “psychic phenomena”; “mental influence”; “mental science”; “new-thought phenomena,” etc., operates along the same general lines, for there is but one principle involved, no matter by what name the phenomena be called.


The student and practitioner of Mental Transmutation works among the Mental Plane, transmuting mental conditions, states, etc., into others, according to various formulas, more or less efficacious. The various “treatments,” “affirmations,” “denials,” etc., of the schools of mental science are but formulas, often quite imperfect and unscientific, of The Hermetic Art. The majority of modern practitioners are quite ignorant compared to the ancient masters, for they lack the fundamental knowledge upon which the work is based.


Not only may the mental states, etc., of one’s self be changed or transmuted by Hermetic Methods; but also the states of others may be, and are, constantly transmuted in the same way, usually unconsciously, but often consciously by some understanding the laws and principles, in cases where the people affected are not informed of the principles of self- protection. And more than this, as many students and practitioners of modern mental science know, every material condition depending upon the minds of other people may be changed or transmuted in accordance with the earnest desire, will, and “treatments” of person desiring changed conditions of life.

The public are so generally informed regarding these things at present, that we do not deem it necessary to mention the same at length, our purpose at this point being merely to show the Hermetic Principle and Art underlying all of these various forms of practice, good and evil, for the force can be used in opposite directions according to the Hermetic Principles of Polarity.


In this little book we shall state the basic principles of Mental Transmutation, that all who read may grasp the Underlying Principles, and thus possess the Master-Key that will unlock the many doors of the Principle of Polarity.


We shall now proceed to a consideration of the first of the Hermetic Seven Principles–the Principle of Mentalism, in which is explained the truth that “THE ALL is Mind; the Universe is Mental,” in the words of The Kybalion. We ask the close attention, and careful study of this great Principle, on the part of our students, for it is really the Basic Principle of the whole Hermetic Philosophy, and of the Hermetic Art of Mental Transmutation.

GENDER

7. Gender

“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all

planes.”–The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that there is GENDER manifested in everything–the Masculine and Feminine Principles ever at work. This is true not only of the Physical Plane, but of the Mental and even the Spiritual Planes. On the Physical Plane, the Principle manifests as SEX, on the higher planes it takes higher forms, but the Principle is ever the same. No creation, physical, mental or spiritual, is possible without this Principle.

An understanding of its laws will throw light on many a subject that has perplexed the minds of men. The Principle of Gender works ever in the direction of generation, regeneration, and creation. Everything, and every person, contains the two Elements or Principles, or this great Principle, within it, him or her. Every Male thing has the Female Element also; every Female contains also the Male Principle. If you would understand the philosophy of Mental and Spiritual Creation, Generation, and Re-generation, you must understand and study this Hermetic Principle. It contains the solution of many mysteries of Life. We caution you that this Principle has no reference to the many base, pernicious and degrading lustful theories, teachings and practices, which are taught under fanciful titles, and which are a prostitution of the great natural principle of Gender. Such base revivals of the ancient infamous forms of Phallicism tend to ruin mind, body and soul, and the Hermetic Philosophy has ever sounded the warning note against these degraded teachings which tend toward lust, licentiousness, and perversion of Nature’s principles. if you seek such teachings, you must go elsewhere for them–Hermeticism contains nothing for you along these lines. To the pure, all things are pure; to the base, all things are base.

To master these principles in life one must study them and understand they work together. You need to be a student and come to an complete understanding and practice of these principles in your live until they become second nature to you.

CAUSE AND EFFECT

6. Cause and Effect

“Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.”–The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the fact that there is a Cause for every Effect; an Effect from every Cause. It explains that: “Everything Happens according to Law”; that nothing ever “merely happens”; that there is no such thing as Chance; that while there are various planes of Cause and Effect, the higher dominating the lower planes, still nothing ever entirely escapes the Law.

The Hermetists understand the art and methods of rising above the ordinary plane of Cause and Effect, to a certain degree, and by mentally rising to a higher plane they become Causers instead of Effects.

The masses of people are carried along, obedient to environment; the wills and desires of others stronger than themselves; heredity; suggestion; and other outward causes moving them about like pawns on the Chessboard of Life. But the Masters, rising to the plane above, dominate their moods, characters, qualities, and powers, as well as the environment surrounding them, and become Movers instead of pawns. They help to PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE, instead of being played and moved about by other wills and environment.

They USE the Principle instead of being its tools. The Masters obey the Causation of the higher planes, but they help to RULE on their own plane. In this statement there is condensed a wealth of Hermetic knowledge–let him read who can.

RHYTHM

5. Rhythm

“Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.” – The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, to and fro; a flow and inflow; a swing backward and forward; a pendulum-like movement; a tide-like ebb and flow; a high-tide and low-tide; between the two poles which exist in accordance with the Principle of Polarity described a moment ago. There is always an action and a reaction; an advance and a retreat; a rising and a sinking. This is in the affairs of the Universe, suns, worlds, men, animals, mind, energy, and matter. This law is manifest in the creation and destruction of worlds; in the rise and fall of nations; in the life of all things; and finally in the mental states of Man (and it is with this latter that the Hermetists find the understanding of the Principle most important).

The Hermetists have grasped this Principle, finding its universal application, and have also discovered certain means to overcome its effects in themselves by the use of the appropriate formulas and methods. They apply the Mental Law of Neutralization. They cannot annul the Principle, or cause it to cease its operation, but they have learned how to escape its effects upon themselves to a certain degree depending upon the Mastery of the Principle. They have learned how to USE it, instead of being USED BY it. In this and similar methods, consist the Art of the Hermetists. The Master of Hermetics polarizes himself at the point at which he desires to rest, and then neutralizes the Rhythmic swing of the pendulum which would tend to carry him to the other pole. All individuals who have attained any degree of Self-Mastery do this to a certain degree, more or less unconsciously, but the Master does this consciously, and by the use of his Will, and attains a degree of Poise and Mental Firmness almost impossible of belief on the part of the masses who are swung backward and forward like a pendulum. This Principle and that of Polarity have been closely studied by the Hermetists, and the methods of counteracting, neutralizing, and USING them form an important part of the Hermetic Mental Alchemy.

POLARITY

4. Polarity

“Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.”–The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that “everything is dual”; “everything has two poles”; “everything has its pair of opposites,” all of which were old Hermetic axioms. It explains the old paradoxes, that have perplexed so many, which have been stated as follows: “Thesis and antithesis are identical in nature, but different in degree”; “opposites are the same, differing only in degree”; “the pairs of opposites may be reconciled”; “extremes meet”; “everything is and isn’t, at the same time”; “all truths are but half-truths”; “every truth is half-false”; “there are two sides to everything,” etc., etc., etc.

It explains that in everything there are two poles, or opposite aspects, and that “opposites” are really only the two extremes of the same thing, with many varying degrees between them To illustrate: Heat and Cold, although “opposites,” are really the same thing, the differences consisting merely of degrees of the same thing. Look at your thermometer and see if you can discover where “heat” terminates and “cold” begins!

There is no such thing as “absolute heat” or “absolute cold”– the two terms “heat” and “cold” simply indicate varying degrees of the same thing, and that “same thing” which manifests as “heat” and “cold” is merely a form, variety, and rate of Vibration. So “heat” and “cold” are simply the “two poles” of that which we call “Heat”–and the phenomena attendant thereupon are manifestations of the Principle of Polarity.

The same principle manifests in the case of “Light and Darkness,” which are the same thing, the difference consisting of varying degrees between the two poles of the phenomena. Where does “darkness” leave off, and “light” begin? What is the difference between “Large and Small”? Between “Hard and Soft”? Between “Black and White”? Between “Sharp and Dull”? Between “Noise and Quiet”? Between “High and Low”? Between “Positive and Negative”?

The Principle of Polarity explains these paradoxes, and no other Principle can supersede it. The same Principle operates on the Mental Plane. Let us take a radical and extreme example that of “Love and Hate,” two mental states apparently totally different. And yet there are degrees of Hate and degrees of Love, and a middle point in which we use the terms “Like or Dislike,” which shade into each other so gradually that sometimes we are at a loss to know whether we “like” or “dislike” or “neither.” And all are simply degrees of the same thing, as you will see if you will but think a moment. And, more than this (and considered of more importance by the Hermetists), it is possible to change the vibrations of Hate to the vibrations of Love, in one’s own mind, and in the minds of others.

Many of you, who read these lines, have had personal experiences of the involuntary rapid transition from Love to Hate, and the reverse, in your own case and that of others. And you will therefore realize the possibility of this being accomplished by the use of the Will, by means of the Hermetic formulas. “Good and Evil” are but the poles of the same thing, and the Hermetist understands the art of transmuting Evil into Good, by means of an application of the Principle of Polarity.

In short, the “Art of Polarization” becomes a phase of “Mental Alchemy” known and practiced by the ancient and modern Hermetic Masters. An understanding of the Principle will enable one to change his own Polarity, as well as that of others, if he will devote the time and study necessary to master the art.

VIBRATION

3. Vibration

Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”–The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that “everything is in motion”; “everything vibrates”; “nothing is at rest”; facts which Modern Science endorses, and which each new scientific discovery tends to verify. And yet this Hermetic Principle was enunciated thousands of years ago, by the Masters of Ancient Egypt. This Principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, result largely from varying rates of Vibration. From THE ALL, which is Pure Spirit, down to the grossest form of Matter, all is in vibration–the higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale. The vibration of Spirit is at such an infinite rate of intensity and rapidity that it is practically at rest–just as a rapidly moving wheel seems to be motionless. And at the other end of the scale, there are gross forms of matter whose vibrations are so low as to seem at rest. Between these poles, there are millions upon millions of varying degrees of vibration. From corpuscle and electron, atom and molecule, to worlds and universes, everything is in vibratory motion. This is also true on the planes of energy and force (which are but varying degrees of vibration); and also on the mental planes (whose states depend upon vibrations); and even on to the spiritual planes. An understanding of this Principle, with the appropriate formulas, enables individuals to control their own mental vibrations as well as those of others. The Masters also apply this Principle to the conquering of Natural phenomena, in various ways. “He who understands the Principle of Vibration, has grasped the sceptre of power,” says one of the old writers.

CORRESONDENCE

2. Correspondence

“As above, so below; as below, so above.”–The Kybalion

This Principle embodies the truth that there is always a Correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the various planes of Being and Life. The old Hermetic axiom ran in these words: “As above, so below; as below, so above.” And the grasping of this Principle gives one the means of solving many a dark paradox, and hidden secret of Nature. There are planes beyond our knowing, but when we apply the Principle of Correspondence to them we are able to understand much that would otherwise be unknowable to us. This Principle is of universal application and manifestation, on the various planes of the material, mental, and spiritual universe–it is an Universal Law. The ancient Hermetists considered this Principle as one of the most important mental instruments by which man was able to pry aside the obstacles which hid from view the Unknown. Its use even tore aside the Veil of Isis to the extent that a glimpse of the face of the goddess might be caught. Just as a knowledge of the Principles of Geometry enables man to measure distant suns and their movements, while seated in his observatory, so a knowledge of the Principle of Correspondence enables Man to reason intelligently from the Known to the Unknown. Studying the monad, he under- stands the archangel.

SEVEN PRINCIPLES TO MASTER

Seven Principles to Master

1. Mentalism

2. Correspondence

3. Vibration

4. Polarity

5. Rhythm

6. Cause and Effect

7. Gender

1. Mentalism

“THE ALL is MIND; The Universe is Mental.” – The Kybalion.

Understanding who THE ALL is.

– the Substantial Reality

– the underlying outward manifestations and appearances know as:

The Material Universe

The Phenomena of Life

Matter

Energy

All that is apparent to our material senses

– The Spirit

– Unknowable

– Undefinable

– An Universal

– Infinite

– Living Mind

All that is, is a mental thought, a Mental Creation of THE ALL within the Laws of Created Things, the known universe, as a whole and it’s parts or units has it’s existence in the Mind of THE ALL.

We exist within the thoughts of THE ALL MIND, we live, move, and have our being in the thoughts.

The Mental Nature of the Universe is easily explains all the varied mental and psychic phenomena that occupy such a large portion of the public attention. Simply put we create our world and universe by our thoughts. This is non-understandable and defy scientific evaluation. Understanding of this Principle of Mentalism enables individuals to readily grasp the laws of the Mental Universe, and to apply the same to their well-being and advancement.

Mastering the principle of Mentalism enabled the individual to apply intelligently the great Mental Laws, instead of using them in a haphazard manner.

This Principle explains the true nature of “Energy,” “Power,” and “Matter,” and why and how all these are subordinate to the Mastery of Mind.

14 Guidelines to Live By

1. Commitment …

I give myself and everything I commit to 100% until I succeed. I am committed to the Vision given to me, the Mission, the Culture and the success of my life in the search for the truth, its future and to my brothers and sisters at all times. I always recommend seeking the truth for yourself and taking ownership of that truth until shown differently. Being open minded that there are many truths within the lies.

2. Ownership …

I am truly responsible for my actions and outcomes and own everything that takes place in my work, my life and the world that I created around me. I am accountable for my results and I know that for things to change, first I must change.

3. Integrity …

I always speak the truth. What I promise is what I deliver. I only ever make agreements with myself and others that I am willing and intend to keep. I communicate potential broken agreements at the first opportunity and I clear up all broken agreements immediately.

4. Excellence …

Good enough isn’t. I always deliver on myself of exceptional quality that add value to all involved for the long term. I look for ways to do more with less and stay on a path of constant seeking the truth and never ending improvement and innovation.

5. Communication …

I speak positively of my brothers and sisters, and of myself in both publicly and privately. I speak with good purpose using empowering and positive conversation. I never use or listen to sarcasm or gossip. I acknowledge what is being said as true for that speaker at that moment and I take responsibility for responses to my communication. I greet and farewell people using their name. I always apologise for any upsets first and then look for a solution. I only ever discuss concerns in private with the person involved.

6. Success …

I totally focus my thoughts, energy and attention on the successful outcome of whatever I am doing. I am willing to win and allow others to win: Win/Win. At all times, I display my inner humbleness, prosperity, competence and personal confidence. I am a successful person.

7. Education …

I learn from my mistakes. I consistently seek and learn, grow and master so that I can help my fellow brother and sister seek and learn, grow and master too. I am an educator and allow people to make their own intelligent decisions about their future remembering that it is their future. I impart practical and useable knowledge rather than just theory.

8. Team Work …

I am a Truth Seeker and leader. I do whatever it takes to stay together and achieve our goals. I focus on co-operation and always come to a resolution, not a compromise. I am flexible in my work and able to change if what I’m doing is not working. I ask for help when I need it and I am compassionate to others who ask me.

9. Balance …

I have a balanced approach to life, remembering that my spiritual, social, physical and family aspects are just as important as my financial and intellectual. I complete my work and my most important tasks first, so I can have quality time to myself, with my family and also to renew.

10. Fun …

I view my life as a journey to be enjoyed and appreciated and I create an atmosphere of fun and happiness so all around me enjoy it as well.

11. System Within……

I always look within me for a solution. If a challenge arises I use a within correction before I look for a people correction. I use a within solution in my innovation rather than a people solution. I follow the within exactly until a new knowledge is introduced. I look Within for improvements at my first opportunity. Always asking questions to myself.

12. Consistency …

I am consistent in my actions so my brothers and sisters can feel comfortable in dealing with me at all times. I am disciplined in my work so my results, growth and success are consistent.

13. Gratitude …

I am a truly grateful person. I say thank-you and show appreciation often and in many ways, so that all around me know how much I appreciate everything and everyone I have in my life. I celebrate my wins and the wins of my brothers and sisters. I consistently catch myself and other people doing things right …

14. Abundance …

I am an abundant person, I deserve my abundance and I am easily able to both give and receive it. I allow abundance in all areas of my life by respecting my own self worth and that of all others. I am rewarded to the level that I create abundance for others and I accept that abundance only shows up in my life to the level at which I show up.

THOUGHTS DEFINE YOU

QUOTE FROM ANGEL AND BADMAN (movie) 1947

(John Wayne and Gail Russell)

Quirt Evans: [reads the plaque on the wall] “Each human being has an integrity that can be hurt only by the act of that same human being and not by the act of another human being.”

Quirt Evans: Is that Quaker stuff?

Penelope Worth: Uh huh.

Quirt Evans: You mean nobody can hurt you but yourself?

Penelope Worth: That’s a Friend’s belief.

Quirt Evans: Well, supposin’ someone whacks you over the head with a branding iron? Won’t that hurt?

Penelope Worth: Physically, of course. But in reality it would injure only the person doing the act of force of violence. Only the doer can be hurt by a mean or evil act.

We are responsible for our actions and our thoughts. For thoughts lead to action and action to reaction leads to action not to thoughts.

So when you hurt or do evil to someone you are really hurting yourself not the person or persons. You damage your spirit and take away the power within yourself to do good.

The Parable -Tale of Two Wolves

The Tale of Two Wolves

As the little Indian boy walks with his grandfather, his grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other. 

One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, forgiveness, integrity, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred, murder and fear.

The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”

The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feed.

What are you feeding today? Is it hate, angry, greed, fear or is it kindness, love, forgiveness, gentleness. It come down to you choosing whether to be good or bad. It is what ever you feed the most you will become.

DREAMS OF MY SOUL MATE

WHO IS THE 2ND GREATEST DESIRE OF MY HEART – The woman of my dreams. The woman who is as much in love with Christ as I am. The woman who is free enjoys being controlled but is free in the knowledge that She chooses to have it that way, respecting the one she loves, a submission woman, a very confident, intelligent, caring, sensitive, creative woman who has integrity, a great sense of humor, quick wit, totally aware of Her surroundings, open minded, full of passion, passionate about life and people.

She wants to be the center of my universe. She wants to be able to provide for My every need and care. But more then that She want to be able to be shaped and mole into the image that She needs to become. She sees in Me, someone who see Her achieving a much higher, much greater status. She see that I believe more in Her than She believe in herself. She knows that what I want is to be able to bask in Her new image, the image that I helped create through encouragement, support, mentoring and coaching Her. To achieve these goals She relies on a combination of love, respect, honesty, discipline, training and Leadership from Me.

She loves being My angel which goes without saying. She loves Me as much for who I am as for who I will become with or without guidance. She loves that She is my total world after the Lord. Her eyes light up when I walks into the room and She takes great pride in My successes. She holds the most tender part of My heart and has the greatest power to hurt Me.

Her love for Me would not be possible without Christ’s love and respect. She feels pride in that she can hold Her own in the outside world and still submit to Me. She holds the greatest respect for the gift She has given Me and I take great pains to increase it’s value. It is extremely important to Her to know I can be with any woman and yet I choose to be with Her.

She knows that this makes discipline, obedience, self awareness, and coach-ability a priority in our lives, more important than in some other relationships. In order for Her to be My angel there must be real trust, She know I means what I says. She understands to be the best that She can possibly be, that I must stand firm. She looks forward to My experience in life and My knowledge of her to provide proper direction, coaching, and punishment when the need arises. She feels free to express Her thoughts and feelings to me.

She knows and understands that if I don’t enforce discipline, the respect She has for Me becomes a tenuous thing. She realizes if that She can manipulate Me out of punishing Her, She begins to lose respect and the ability to empower becomes impeded. She understands that it becomes increasingly difficult to be possessed and loved by someone you do not respect.

This takes great courage and strength on my part. It takes strength to control Her, and to shape Her to each others needs and desires. She takes strength knowing that I am Her confidant, Her shoulder, Her anchor. She knows that it takes strength to let Her out into the world when all I wants to do is hold Her safe in my arms. And it takes strength to do what is necessary when She needs to be corrected and disciplined.

She love Me because I provides something else that is very important to My angel….. acceptance. She feels safe in My arms because I know Her, everything about Her, and I still love Her. When she comes to Me she knows that I knows all of Her dirty little secrets and it doesn’t matter to Me, She is beautiful in my sight and that I love Her with all My heart, mind, body, soul and spirit for we are one.

This balance is necessary to My angel because it allows all parts of Her to be nourished, leading to an incredibly fulfilling relationship.

My angel verbalizes that feeling, and adds a dimension of warmth, caring, and ritual that it’s participants crave. There is something infinitely magical about Our relationship. Perhaps it is something only myself and my angel can appreciate.

The woman in my dreams that I have had seen since I was 10 years old, I see her face clearly, those eyes the long hair, the hair color is brunette(RED), dark brown or black. But what really stands out is the face and the eyes, those eyes that touch my very soul to the deepest part of my core. That is what I am looking for.

She is the one that is seeking a Dominant man, a true romance, an submissive who is sophisticated independent woman who’s self reliant, and has so much more. Who cherish long afternoons with Me. Who’s spontaneous, obedience, a bit mischievous and the unexpected is equally to anticipation.

She have a good sense of humor and have the patience of a saint (questionable I think).

She is strong, independent, intelligent, smart, clear headed, open mindedness, eyes that are open to seeing all the wonders and beauty that surrounds her, spiritual in the knowledge of the gift and mercy that Yeshua Messiah/Christ has given Her through HIS teachings on the showing the way by taking one’s own cross by dying to this world and that She has excepted this that the Kingdom of Heaven and Yeshua/Christ the Son of the One Who Has No Name is within Her giving Her inner peace, knowing and having integrity, honesty, being witty, sensitive, caring, kind hearted, loving, passionate about living and life itself, affection, an one man woman, openness, understanding, bold, fearless, submissive, showing respect, intuitive, positive, a learner, a reader, a thinker, a planner, a mastermind, a student, a teacher, a leader, a people person, a lover of all. Lover of Christ.

She always find the positive side of life. She have a lot of love to give Me, She loves through being obedient, submissive and willingness to learn.

She is an one (Dominant) man (submissive)woman and very loyal who Loves being with Me always, whether outside in gardening, horseback riding, camping, going for long walks or just enjoying the day with Me as we serve The One Who Has No Name.

She loves to cuddle, give and receive massages. She a good listener and try to converse on any subject ect. A very open minded, non judgmental, honest and upfront person.

She’s looking for a Dominant man, a leader, a best friend, a lover, a soulmate. She loves the firm arm around her while we are together. She loves being discipline and given direction when She needs it most.

She has a great sense of awareness with a good sense of humour and is loving, communicates well, along with honesty and integrity which is a must in any relationship. Has a great fondness for creation.

So I have put it out there, when will She come into my life I have no idea. She will be a perfect woman for me in my eyes she will be perfect with all her false and facets.

PART THREE – 2nd Goal

2nd Goal: Part of the First Goal

I am greatest servant and lifestyle coach – Mind-Set – Mental Attitude in Life. I have achieve awareness and understanding of the wisdom of Sophia/Father/Christ that I must always be open to learning new things that Christ shows me. Accomplishing this by using Christ’s game plan, duplication – qualify, pique, invite, showing Christ’s game plan, launch 1st week, work 3 leaders – launch 3 first week, 2 – 3 months working with new leaders in team.

The Character of the People on My Team:

‘LOOKING FOR LEADERS ONLY’ – ‘LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS BETTER THEN MYSELF’. – Those who will do Christ’s work with me or without me because they are leaders in Christ.

The people that have partner up with me to make and achieve greatness in our lives, in our family lives and in our communities are:

a. “honest, intelligent, organized, responsible, committed, teachable, who are sober, loyal, and clearly understands that regardless of who signs their paycheck they are self-employed. They are an optimistic, punctual, enthusiastic, goal-setting, smart working self-starters who are a disciplined, focused, dependable, persistent, positive thinkers with great self-control, and they are an energetic and diligent team players and hard workers who appreciates the opportunity that Christ offers them. They are thrifty with their resources and apply common sense to their daily tasks. They take honest pride in their competence, appearance and manners, and they are motivated to be and do their best so that their healthy self-image will remain on solid ground which is in Christ’s teachings and commandments. These are the qualities which enable them to manage themselves and help give them employment security in a no- job-security world.

b. “They are a compassionate, respectful encouragers who are considerate, generous, gentle, patient, caring, sensitive, personable, attentive, fun-loving people. They are a supportive, giving and forgiving, clean, kind, unselfish, affectionate, loving, family- oriented human beings and they are a sincere and open-minded good listeners and a good-finders who are trustworthy. These are the qualities which enable them to build good relationships with Father, with Christ, with their associates, neighbors, mate and family.

c. “They are a people of integrity, with the faith and wisdom to know what they should do and the courage and convictions to follow through. They have the vision to manage themselves and to lead others. They are authoritative, confident, and humbly grateful for the opportunity Christ offers them. They are fair, flexible, resourceful, creative, knowledgeable, decisive and an extra-miler with a servant’s attitude who communicates well with others. They are consistent, pragmatic teachers with character and a finely-tuned sense of humor. They are an honorable person and they are balanced in their personal relationship with Father and Christ, their family and in the community life, and have a passion for being, doing and learning more today so they can be, do and have more tomorrow.

d. “These are the qualities of the winner they were born to be and They are fully committed to developing these marvelous qualities with which they have been entrusted in by Christ. Tonight they are going to sleep wonderfully well. They will dream powerful, positive dreams. They will awaken energized and refreshed; tomorrow’s going to be magnificent day and their future is unlimited. Recognizing, claiming and developing these qualities which they already have gives them a legitimate chance to be happier, healthier, more prosperous, more secure, having more friends, greater peace of mind, better family relationships and legitimate hope that the future will be even better.”

PART TWO – First Goal

First Goal: – Life Time – Each Day – I have a deeper personal spiritual relationship with CHRIST by reflecting HIM in my daily walk in life by achieving all that I can through thoughts, speech, and actions.

Having the Deepest desire to becoming like Christ. My sights are on Christ on what HE will do through me for people, through circumstances, through resources, through ideas and increased creativity to help me and the people around me who I am training, mentoring, and coaching to succeed at what ever Christ directs their thoughts, sights and minds on.

To achieve this I will research Christ life, every day, first thing in the morning after I spoken and have commune with my Heavenly Father, then at night ending the day in being grateful for all that Christ did that day giving Father all the praises and glory.

I walk in Christ’s foot steps by becoming Christ in mind, heart, soul, and thoughts. I think and act like Christ putting Christ first before all things. I’m always in commune with Christ and with Father all day in unceasing conversation and communication. Totally dependent on Christ for everything and the results from working hard and smart to honour Father in the work HE has given me.

GOALS – Part One

Goals

YOUR GOALS SHOULD BE ALIVE

WHY: To become like Christ, to have a wonderful relationship with Him. To reflect Christ to all who I come in contact with, showing the Love of Christ. To be united in love with one heart, one mind, one soul, one spirit. It is a great blessing to have an amazing, loving, caring, open minded, understanding and close personal relationship/friendship with Christ who provided for my life and my family’s life. I have abundance with unlimited possibilities of LOVING my fellow man. I have been provide with food and clothing. Giving abundantly to those who are in need as the need arise, understanding that it is better to teach those who are in need to follow Christ who will provide for our needs, by being open minded to Christ teaching and commandments. To show them and empower them to see, hear and understand the correct way to have abundance and a fulfilling life in Christ. There is one thing that I am sure about and committed to is empowering people to achieve and succeed in their life in the relationship with Christ whether it be helped in excepting Christ within yourself and seeing Christ within others, in relationships, self improve or life in general. I am looking for those who are truth seekers that I can inspire and build a relationship to built on Christ. My Christ said if I help empower and inspire enough people to seek the truth about life, that I will receive more empowerment and Inspiration out of life which it a closer personal relationship with Christ by becoming Christ. As Christ is in me and I am in Christ so I become Christ in LOVE through LOVE.

(REQUIRES CLEARER PICTURE WITH EMOTIONAL WORDS, DESIRES AND PASSION BEHIND THE WHY TO BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE IT)

“Whatever you vividly imagine, envision, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass.” For God created us to be creative, to be creators.

Formula success. YOU > CHOICES + BEHAVIOR + HABIT + COMPOUND = GOALS

(decision). (action). (repeated). (action). (time).

MISSION STATEMENT:

What is My Mission : To empower and inspire people to be creative and achieve the most that life has to offer by striving to improve their lives, by fulfilling their dreams through building a strong connecting relationships with Christ and other Believers of the Way that will give them security, freedom to chose freely what Christ wants in all areas of our life creating a life we love and are passionate about.

– LIFE – i B E L I E V E

VISION:

We will serve Our fellow humankind, our Father and His Son Christ who dwells within us.

We will be:

-A strong and sound people for our stakeholders the believers of the Way.

-A forward-looking people with an amazing vision of thinking outside the box.

-An extraordinary place to build a relationship within a community.

-A Community who is build on Integrity and restores it daily.

– People empowering and working together as a global community for fellowship in the Way.

– People – A community and the people clearly showing how simple the Way is that it takes work by working with Christ and being Christ.

– Working – This is about effort. Work. We all have tasks to do. We are here to provide value to Christ, to mankind, to ourselves, our families and to our communities where we are building relationships.

– Together – We are an community that achieves and excel above our goals by teamwork. The more we pull together, share knowledge, the stronger we are as a team.

– One – We have a shared destiny. We succeed together. There is one Goal we help others understand and have a personnel relationship with Christ. This is a powerful concept. It make us more efficient and confident. We look for common solutions, sharing facilities, sharing services, are all part of being “One.”

– Global – We are competely effecting our world with our global community, with our team through a global experience of rippling effects.

– Community – A community is a cohesive, inclusive institution. The dictionary uses words like “assemblage,” “fellowship.”

– Relationship – We are a relationship community who burned their boats, having a no quit attitude. We have built a worldwide successful team and successful Communities who empower and developing Leaders through strong personnel relationships with Christ.

– Ownership – We take ownership and responsibility for our action as a community and as individuals within the community.

See yourself there in detail, like helping and serving others, picture the area in as much detail as you can, see it as already happening.

Your Dream, Your Why, Your Desire = Passion cause you to cry = Fulfillment

BE POSITIVE – ATTITUDE – SET YOUR MINDSET – DAILY

Part Two – A Life-Changing Procedure

A Life-Changing Procedure

Every morning before you start your day, and every evening at the close of the day, stand in front of the mirror in a room by yourself, look yourself in the eye (the eyes are the windows of the soul) and say,

“I, Your name here, am a child of Christ (John 1:12) in the will of Christ Father (The Lord’s Prayer), and can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). I claim the following attributes because I have the mind of Christ ( I Corinthians 2:11), I am a confidant of Christ (Psalms 25:14), and although I am weak in many of these qualities I am specifically told (Joel 3:10) to ‘let the weak say I am strong.’ By claiming, developing and using these Christ qualities, I will become in the likeness of Christ the person who Father created me to be and will glorify Father and benefit my fellow brothers and sisters.

a. “I, your name here, am an honest, intelligent, organized, responsible, committed, teachable person who is sober, loyal, and clearly understands that regardless of who signs my paycheck I am a servant of Christ. I am an optimistic, punctual, enthusiastic, goal-setting, smart working self-starter who is a disciplined, focused, dependable, persistent positive thinker with great self-control, and am an energetic and diligent team player and hard worker who appreciates the opportunities that Christ has given me, I am thrifty with Christ resources and apply common sense to my daily tasks. I take honest pride in my competence, appearance and manners, and am motivated to be and do my best for Christ so that my healthy self-image will remain on solid ground. These are the qualities which helps and enable me to manage myself and gives me employment security in Christ, in a no-job-security world.

b. “I, Your name here, am a compassionate, respectful encourager who is considerate, generous, gentle, patient, caring, sensitive, personable, attentive, fun-loving person. I am a supportive, giving and forgiving, clean, kind, unselfish, affectionate, loving, family-oriented human being and I am a sincere and open-minded, good listener and a good-finder, who is trustworthy. These are the qualities which enable me to build good relationships with Father, with Yeshua, with Christ, with my mate, family, friends, and neighbours.

c. “I, Your name here, am a person of integrity, with the faith and wisdom from Christ to know what I should do and the courage and convictions to follow through. I have the vision from Christ to manage myself and to lead others. I am authoritative, confident, and humbly grateful for the opportunity that Father Christ has given me in this life. I am fair, flexible, resourceful, creative, knowledgeable, decisive and an extra-miler with a servant’s attitude who communicates well with others. I am a consistent, pragmatic teacher, with character and a finely-tuned sense of humor. I am an honorable person and am balanced in my personal life with Father Christ, family, friends and servanthood life, and have a passion for being, doing and learning more today so I can be, do and have more tomorrow to glorify Father Christ.

d. “These are the qualities of the winner I was born to be and I am fully committed to developing these marvelous qualities with which I have been entrusted. Tonight I’m going to sleep wonderfully well. I will dream powerful, positive dreams. I will awaken energized and refreshed; tomorrow’s going to be magnificent and my future is unlimited. Recognizing, claiming and developing these qualities which Father Christ already has gives me a legitimate chance to be happier, healthier, more prosperous, more secure, have more friends, greater peace of mind, better family relationships and legitimate vision and hope that the future will be even better.”

“These are the qualities of the winner I was born to be and I will develop and use these qualities to achieve Christ worthy objectives. Today is a brand new day and it’s mine to use in a marvelously productive way.”

After 30 days, add the next step:

Choose your strongest quality and the one you feel needs the most work. Example: Strongest—honest. Needs most work—organized. On a separate 3×5 card, print “I, ___________, am a completely honest person and every day I am getting better and better organized.” Keep this 3×5 card handy and read it out loud at every opportunity for one week. Repeat this process with the second strongest quality and the second one which needs the most work. Do this until you’ve completed the entire list. Use this self-talk procedure as long as you want to get more of the things money will buy and all of the things money won’t buy.

Note: Because of some painful experiences in the past (betrayal, abuse, etc.), there might be a word or two that brings back unpleasant memories (example: discipline). Eliminate the word or substitute another word.

Part One Claiming Christ’s Promises

Claiming Christ’s Promises

As a child, a brother, a follower of the Christ in the Way I claim the fruit of the Spirit, which is LOVE, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; here there is no conflict with the law. Since I live by faith and action, follow and lead by the Holy Spirit, I will let the Holy Spirit guide and lead me in every part of my life.

I will not become conceited or irritated by my brothers and sisters in Christ, nor will I be jealous of any of them.

I always put on the full armour of Christ so that I can stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the devil, and I use every piece of Christ’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle I will still be standing firm.

I put on the sturdy belt of truth and body armour of Christ’s righteousness. My shoes are the shoes of peace that comes from the Good News of salvation in Christ, so I am fully prepared. Since I need faith in every battle to stop the fiery arrows aimed at me by satan, I will put on my helmet and take the Sword of the Spirit, which is The Word of God.

I will have conversation with God at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. I will stay alert and be persistent in my conversation with Father about all Believers in the Way everywhere, and I will also follow The Golden Rule in my daily life. To LOVE Father/Christ with all my heart, mind, soul and strength, and to LOVE my neighbour as myself. For by this Rule all other laws and decrees are null and void.

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST

Everyone has a choice in life and everyone of us must respect the choices they make whether we agree or disagree. We are not here to judge them for the decisions they made or they to judge us for what we believe in whether it is right or wrong. Our job in life is to grow from the experiences we have encountered and learn from them. If we do not believe in something and we stand by it without condemning others then we have not harm anyone. All of us has the right to speak what we believe in without forcing our believes on other. The best way to show our believes is to live it every day.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

To make a difference in the world, to change where the world is heading. It will take each one of us to do something, and that is to change the way we think, how we perceive ourselves, and the world. Our mindset can no longer be just about our little world that surrounds us.

We have to grow beyond ourselves and look at what is taking place around the world from the wars that are going on to the scientific discoveries, to the way we are killing our world and ourselves, as well as the way we relate to each other’s as humans.

We can no longer be children, it is time to stop the killing of our world, the killing of ourselves, to the poisoning of ourselves with the food we eat, the air we breath.

We can no longer be a slave to this present system that places money, power and control before the lives of our fellow human beings.

Join me, take back the control by saying NO NO NO we have had enough. Through peace and love we can show the way to a more productive and meaningful life through love, peace and respect for individuals.

If we all send this message out to all our friends, could we make a difference, you better believe we can.

It comes down to this, are you willing to change you, your world, the world around you, the world as a whole.

I am, I am not afraid to take on those who seek to kill us, our world for money, power, and the control of human lives. To set ourselves free from control.

PLEASE SHARE.

ALL IT TAKES IS ONE TO CHANGE THE WORLD. CHRIST DID IT WHY NOT YOU.

TIME IS AN ILLUSION

Everything that is happening is happening now. Everything past, present, future is happening right now. There is no such thing as time, time is an illusion of the mind made up by man so man can understand the reality that man has created. For all things that are created are an illusion to the true reality of GOD the one who has no name. The time is now, Now is the time to understand we live in an illusion of time created by our enemy.

It is time to wake up and see the illusion. You are the creator of your own illusion manipulated by our enemy to create the illusion of the world we live in so that they may control us. One mind we are, the more we join together in singularity of thought, the more that reality we create for the enemy. If we are in singularity of thought with the creator of ALL then we are unified with the Creator and overcome the thoughts of the enemy that control us.

PART SEVEN

The Persistent Decision

I Will Persist Without Exception.

Knowing that I have already made changes in my life that will last forever, today I insert the final piece of the puzzle Christ. I possess the greatest power ever bestowed upon mankind, the power of Christ inside me and the Kingdom of Heaven which is in me. Today, I choose Christ to persist without exception. No longer will I live in a dimension of distraction, my focus blown hither and yonder like a leaf on a blustery day. I know the outcome I desire is to be Christ. I hold fast to my dreams of being Christ. I stay the course. I do not quit. When I fall I get up and refocus my mind, soul and spirit on Christ so that I can be Christ who is in me as I am in Christ.

I will persist without exception. I will continue despite exhaustion. I acknowledge the fact that most people quit when exhaustion and the cares of this world sets in. I am not “most people.” I am stronger than most people. Average people accepts exhaustion and the cares of this world as a matter of course. I do not. Average people compare themselves with other people. That is why they are average. I compare myself to Christ potential. I am not average, I am creatively made in God/Father/Christ image. I see exhaustion as a precursor to victory in Christ.

How long must a child try to walk before he actually does so? Do I not have more strength than a child? More understanding? More desire? How long must I work to succeed before I actually do become Christ like? A child would never ask the question, for the answer does not matter. By persisting without exception, my outcome—my success—is assured to be Christ in me and I in Christ. I will persist without exception. I focus on results of dying to this world and to myself. I become like a child never doubting, never quitting always focus on what is at hand.

To achieve the results I desire, it is not even necessary that I enjoy the process. It is only important that I continue the process with my eyes on the outcome of becoming Christ. An athlete does not enjoy the pain of training; an athlete enjoys the results of having trained. A young falcon is pushed from the nest, afraid and tumbling from the cliff. The pain of learning to fly cannot be an enjoyable experience, but the anguish of learning to fly is quickly forgotten as the falcon soars to the heavens.

A sailor who fearfully watches stormy seas lash his vessel will always steer an unproductive course. But a wise and experienced captain keeps his eye firmly fixed upon the lighthouse. He knows that by guiding his ship directly to a specific point, the time spent in discomfort is lessened. And by keeping his eye on the light, there never exists one second of discouragement. My light, my harbor, my future is within sight! It stands before me Christ, the way, the truth and the light.

I will persist without exception. I am a person of great faith. In Jeremiah, my Creator declares, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” From this day forward, I will claim a faith in the certainty of my future in Christ. Too much of my life has been spent doubting my beliefs and believing my doubts. No more! I have faith in my future in Christ. I do not look left or right. I look forward. I can only persist.

For me, faith will always be a sounder guide than reason because reason can only go so far—faith has no limits. I will expect miracles in my life because faith produces them every day. I will believe in the future in Christ that I do not see. That is faith. And the reward of this faith is to see the future that I believe in Christ and the message He brought to set us free from the bondage of slavery to this world system.

I will continue despite exhaustion. I focus on results. I am a person of great faith in Christ.

I will persist without exception.

PART SIX

The Compassionate Decision

I Will Greet This Day With a Forgiving Spirit.

For too long, every ounce of forgiveness I owned was locked away, hidden from view, waiting for me to bestow its precious presence upon myself and to others. Alas, I found most people to be singularly unworthy of my valuable forgiveness and, since they never asked for any, I kept it all for myself. Now, the forgiveness that I hoarded has sprouted inside my heart like a crippled seed yielding bitter fruit.

No more! At this moment, my life has taken on new hope and assurance in Christ. Of all the world’s population, I am one of the few possessors of the secret to dissipating anger and resentment. I now understand that forgiveness only has meaning and value when it is given away. By the simple act of forgiveness, I release the demons of the past about which I can do nothing and create in myself a new heart, a new beginning in Christ.

I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit. I will forgive even those who do not ask for forgiveness. Many are the times when I have seethed in anger at a word or deed thrown into my life by an unthinking or uncaring person. Valuable hours have been wasted imagining revenge or confrontation. Now I see the truth revealed about this psychological rock inside my shoe. The rage I nurture is often one-sided, for my offender seldom gives thought to his/her offense!

I will now and forevermore silently offer my forgiveness even to those who do not see that they need it. By the act of forgiving, I am no longer consumed by unproductive thoughts. My bitterness is given up and I have died to myself. I am contented in my soul and at peace again with my fellow man and myself.

I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit. I will forgive those who criticize me unjustly.

Knowing that slavery, in any form, is wrong, I also know that the person who lives a life according to the opinion of others is a slave. I am not a slave. I have chosen my own counsel in Christ. I know the difference between right and wrong. I know what is best for the future of my family, and neither misguided opinion nor unjust criticism will alter my course and my relationship with Christ.

Those who are critical of my goals and dreams simply do not understand the higher purpose to which I have been called. Therefore, their scorn does not affect my attitude or action. I forgive their lack of vision and forge ahead. I now know that criticism is part of the price paid for leaping past mediocrity in following Christ.

I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit. I will forgive myself. For many years, my greatest enemy has been myself. Every mistake, every sin, every miscalculation, every stumble I made has been replayed over and over in my mind. Every broken promise, every day wasted, every goal not reached has compounded the disgust I feel for the lack of achievement in my life. My dismay has developed a paralyzing grip. When I disappoint myself, I respond with inaction and become more disappointed. No longer for I will walk in the light of Christ. Reflecting his character and attributes in the spirit that dwells in me.

I realize that it is possible to fight an enemy living in my head. By forgiving myself, I erase the doubts, fears, and frustration that have kept my past in the present. From this day forward, my history will cease to control my destiny. I have forgiven myself. My life has just begun a knew in Christ.

I will forgive even those who do not ask for forgiveness as Christ forgives. I will forgive those who criticize me unjustly. I will forgive myself and live for Christ.

PART FIVE

The Joyful Decision

Today, I Will Choose to be Happy.

Beginning this very moment, I am a happy person in Christ, for I now truly understand the concept of happiness. Few others before me have been able to grasp the truth of the spiritual law that enables one to live happily every day. I know now that happiness is not an emotional phantom floating in and out of my life. Happiness is a choice. Happiness is the end result of certain thoughts and activities, which actually bring about a chemical reaction in my body. This reaction results in a euphoria, which, while elusive to some, is totally under my control.

Today I will choose to be happy. I will greet each day with laughter. Within moments of awakening, I will laugh and praise Christ for seven seconds. After even such a small period of time, excitement has begun to flow through my spirit. I feel different. I am different! I am in Christ and Christ is in me. I am enthusiastic about the day. I am alert to its possibilities. I am happy! Laughter is an outward expression of enthusiasm, and I know that enthusiasm is the fuel that moves the world. I laugh throughout the day. I laugh while I am alone, and I laugh in conversation with others. People are drawn to me because I have the spirit of laughter in my heart which is Christ.

Today I will choose to be happy. I will smile at every person I meet. My smile has become my calling card. It is, after all, the most potent weapon I possess. My smile has the strength to forge bonds, break ice, and calm storms. I will use my smile constantly. Because of my smile, the people with whom I come in contact on a daily basis will choose to further the causes of Christ and follow him. I will always smile first. That particular display of a good attitude will tell others what I expect in return. My smile is the key to my emotional make up. A wise man once said, “I do not sing because I am happy; I am happy because I sing!” When I choose to smile, I become the master of my emotions. Discouragement, despair, frustration, and fear will always wither when confronted by my smile. The power of who I am in Christ is displayed when I smile.

Today I will choose to be happy. I am the possessor of a grateful spirit. In the past, I have found discouragement in particular situations, until I compared the condition of my life to others less fortunate. Just as a fresh breeze cleans smoke from the air, so does a grateful spirit remove the cloud of despair. It is impossible for the seeds of depression to take root in a thankful heart. My Christ has bestowed upon me many gifts, and for these I will remember to be grateful. Too many times I have offered up the prayers of a beggar, always asking for more and forgetting my thanks. I do not wish to be seen as a greedy child, unappreciative, and disrespectful. I am grateful for sight and sound and breath. If ever in my life there is a pouring out of blessings beyond that, then I will be grateful for the miracle of abundance.

I will greet each day with laughter. I will smile at every person I meet. I am the possessor of a grateful spirit in Christ.

PART FOUR

The Certain Decision

I Have a Decided Heart.

A wise man once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Knowing this to be true, I am taking my first step today in Christ. For too long my feet have been tentative, shuffling left and right, more backward than forward as my heart gauged the direction of the wind. Criticism, condemnation, and complaint are creatures of the wind. They come and go on the wasted breath of lesser beings and have no power over me for I am in Christ and Christ is in me. The power to control direction belongs in me. Today I will begin to exercise that power. My course has been charted by Christ. My destiny is assured in Christ.

I have Christ decided heart. I am passionate about Christ and the vision for the future. I will awaken every morning with an excitement about what Christ has for me this new day and its opportunities for growth and change that awaits me in Christ. My thoughts and actions will work in a forward motion, never sliding into the dark forest of doubt or the muddy quicksand of self-pity. I will freely give my vision of Christ of the future to others, and as they see the belief in my eyes, they will follow me in a relationship with Christ.

I will lay my head on my pillow at night happily exhausted in serving Christ, knowing that I have done everything within my power to move the mountains in my path and leaving the results to Christ. As I sleep, the same dream that dominates my waking hours will be with me in the dark. Yes, I have a dream. It is a great dream, and I will never apologize for it. Neither will I ever let it go, for if I did, my life would be finished. My hopes, my passions, my vision for the future is my very existence in Christ. A person without a dream never had a dream come true.

I have decided heart in Christ. I will not wait.

I know that the purpose of analysis is to come to a conclusion. I have tested the angles. I have measured the probabilities. And now I have made a decision with my heart to follow Christ. I am not timid. I will move now and not look back. I do not procrastinate. All my problems become smaller when I confront them as Christ. If I touch a thistle with caution, it will prick me, but if I grasp it boldly, its spines crumble into dust.

I will not wait. I am passionate about Christ vision for the future. My course has been charted by Christ. My destiny is assured by Christ.

PART THREE

The Active Decision

I Am a Person of Action.

Beginning today, I will create a new future by creating a new me in Christ. No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity. I can do nothing about the past. My future is immediate. I will grasp Christ in both hands and carry Christ with running feet. When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something, I will always choose to act in Christ. I seize this moment. I choose Christ.

I am a person of action. I am energetic. I move quickly. Knowing that laziness is a sin, I will create a habit of lively behaviour in Christ. I will walk with a spring in my step, a smile on my face and a shining light. The Spirit of Christ rushing through my veins is urging me upward and forward into activity and accomplishment. Wisdom and prosperity hide from the sluggard, but faith rewards come to the person who is moved by the spirit quickly.

I am a person of action. I inspire others with my activity. I am a servant. Serving is doing. To serve, I must move forward. Many people move out of the way for a person on the run; others are caught up in his waking. My activity will create a wave of the spirit for the people to follow. My activity will be consistent. This will instill confidence in others to follow. As a servant, I have the ability to encourage and inspire others to action. It is true: An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep!

I am a person of action. I can make a decision. I can make it now. A person who moves neither left nor right is destined for mediocrity. When faced with a decision, many people say they are waiting for Christ. But I understand, in most cases, Christ is waiting for me! He has given me a healthy mind to gather and sort information and the courage to come to a conclusion for Christ is in me. I am not a quivering dog, indecisive and fearful. My constitution is strong and my pathway has been made clear. Spiritual people make their decisions quickly and change their mind slowly. Failures make their decisions slowly and change their mind quickly. My decisions come quickly, and they lead to victory.

I am a person of action. I am daring. I am courageous. Fear no longer has a place in my life. For too long, fear has outweighed my desire to make things better for myself, for my family, for the people I love. Never again! I have exposed fear as a vapor, an impostor who never had any power over me in the first place! I do not fear opinion, gossip, or the idle chatter of monkeys for all are the same to me. I do not fear failure, for in my life failure is a myth, an opportunity to learn. Failure only exists for the person who quits. I do not quit. I trust Christ.

I am courageous. I am a servant. I seize this moment. I choose Christ now.

PART TWO

The Guided Decision

I Will Seek Wisdom.

Knowing that wisdom comes to those who seek her and waits not to be gathered, I will actively search her out. My past can never be changed, but I can change the future by changing my actions today. I will change my actions today! I will train my eyes and ears to read, to hear, to listen to books and recordings that bring about positive changes in my personal relationships with Christ and a greater understanding of my fellowman. No longer will I bombard my mind with materials that feed my doubts and fears. I will read and listen only to that which increases my belief in Christ, myself and my future in Christ.

I will seek wisdom. I will choose my friends with care. I am who my friends are in Christ. I speak Christ’s language, and I wear Christ clothes. I share Christ opinions and Christ habits. From this moment forward, I will choose to associate with people whose lives and lifestyles Is in Christ. If I associate with chickens, I will learn to scratch at the ground and squabble over crumbs. If I associate with eagles, I will learn to soar great heights. I am an eagle. It is my destiny to fly. I will seek wisdom. I will listen to the counsel of wisemen. The words of a wiseman are like rain-drops on dry ground. They are precious and quickly used for immediate results. Only the blade of grass that catches a raindrop will prosper and grow. The person who ignores wise counsel is like the blade of grass untouched by the rain—soon to wither and die. When I counsel with myself, I can only make decisions according to what I already know. By counseling with a wiseman, I add his knowledge and experience to my own and dramatically increase my faith in Christ.

I will seek wisdom. I will be a servant to others. A wiseman will cultivate a servant’s spirit, for that particular attribute attracts people like no other. As I humbly serve others, their wisdom will be freely shared with me. Often, the person who develops a servant’s spirit becomes wealthy beyond measure in wisdom. Many times, a servant has the ear of the king, and a humble servant becomes king for he is the popular choice of the people. He who serves the most grows the fastest.

I will become a humble servant. I will not look for someone to open my door—I will look to open the door for someone. I will not be distressed when no one is available to help me—I will be excited when I am available to help.

I will be a servant to others like Christ. I will listen to the counsel of wisemen. I will choose my friends with care.

Part One

The Responsible Decision

The Buck Stops Here.

From this moment forward, I will accept responsibility for my past. I understand that the beginning of wisdom is to accept the responsibility for my own problems and that by accepting responsibility for my past, and forgiving myself for the past I free myself to move into a bigger, brighter Future in Christ. By walking the narrow path that few follow or fine.

Never again will I blame my parents, my spouse, my boss, or employees for my present situation. Neither my education or lack of one, my genetics, or the circumstantial ebb and flow of everyday life will affect my future in a negative way. If I allow myself to blame these uncontrollable forces for my lack of wisdom, I will be forever caught in a web of the past. I will look forward. I will not let my history control my destiny in Christ.

The buck stops here. I accept responsibility for my past. I am responsible for my future. I am where I am today—mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally because of decisions I have made. My decisions have always been governed by my thinking. Therefore, I am where I am today—mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally because of how I think. Today I will begin the process of changing where I am—mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally by changing the way I think. I will seek and be Christ in thought by thinking like Christ.

My Christ thoughts will be constructive, never destructive. My Christ mind will live in the solutions of the future of becoming Christ in LOVE. It will not dwell in the problems of the past. I will seek the association of those who are working and striving to bring about positive changes in the world through Christ’s LOVE. I will never seek comfort by associating with those who have decided to be complacent.

When faced with the opportunity to make a decision, I will make one. I understand that Christ did put in me the ability to always make the right decisions by placing the Kingdom of Heaven and the Holy Spirit in me. Christ put in me the ability to choose to make a decision right or wrong and then make it right. The rise and fall of my emotional tide will not deter me from my course. When I make a decision, I will stand behind it. My energy will go into making the decision. I will waste none on second thoughts. My life will not be an apology it will be a statement of hope and faith in the future in Christ.

The buck stops here. I control my thoughts. I control my emotions.

In the future, when I am tempted to ask the question “Why me?”, I will immediately counter with the answer: “Why not me?” Challenges are a gift, an opportunity to learn. Problems are the common thread running through the lives of men and women. In times of adversity, I will not have a problem to deal with, I will have a choice to make. My thoughts will be clear. I will make the right choice. Adversity is preparation for us to becoming Christ. I will accept the preparation. Why me? Why not me? I will be prepared for something great! I accept responsibility for my past. I control my thoughts. I control my emotions. I am responsible for my future in Christ.

Wanted – The Truth

So many say that they want the truth and yet they do not what to hear it for if they did hear it then they would have to make some life changing decisions because of the consequences if they did not change. They rather live in the darkness and be blind then come into the light and the darkness would flee and they would be set free from the prison they have created that came to them through a lie that they created and received. Being a slave to a lie is no better then being in hell as short as it maybe once the fire consume you there is nothing left but ashes. Stop, think, receive and take action and be renewed in the light of the grace and mercy of God. For God is love and He says to all come out of her who has deceased you and come into the light of the truth of the message.

WHAT’s LIFE

What is life? We chase and run after things, people, fame, money, knowledge, beauty, relationships, love, and really none of that matters for in the end we die, it has no meaning, or purpose. We say think positive, always do your best, make a difference, go the extra mile, and what do we end up with is nothing. When you look at life the only thing that has purpose or meaning is knowing GOD, having a relationship with GOD, loving GOD, serving GOD, being one with GOD for that is all we need or will ever need because within us is all that we need.

The Truth From A Doctor

Getting out the message is important and sharing it with everyone is just as important then those who heard have to choose and there will be no excuses that I didn’t know. They are telling the truth right now because they have to but people are not hearing it because the truth was told many times in movies, TV shows, books that no one can’t say they did not hear it. This is their way out so they won’t be held accountable for what will happen as they told the people the truth mixed with a lie and it was up to the people to choose to believe or not to believe for that is what free will is all about.

The Truth Told

Father says


I offer you the reality of heaven = LOVE.

Beloved, I want you to become more aware of the reality of the kingdom within you. I want you to wake up and feel my breath warm against your skin. Throughout the day, I want you to find the peace and grace of my Spirit as you turn your attention to my presence within you. When you’re protected in surprising ways, I want you to remember that I’ve placed my angels around you. Day and night, I offer you encounters of a reality, LOVE, for dear ones this is the truth, much more profound and opposite than the earthly one, which is ONLY the invers of my love-illusion-lies. I want to bring you heaven as the only truth.

Soon, heavenly realities will be made clear, the veil will lift! All that is around you will become nothing more than a faded memory… so much nothing compared to the glory within you. What you see with early is eyes is only the deluded illusion of the lithe ego mind. Endless grace has opened a fountain within, pouring satisfying streams into your thoughts, your emotions, your very soul. This grace-fountain will be the source of life—heavenly life—within you. Love is the ONLY reality- joy, and peace are signs of my presence in your soul—a presence that is alive and real. Pay attention, focused attention to ONLY this… LOVE is the only thing that is real beloved. My glory is everywhere.

Colossians 3:2

Feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm. @everyone

**Father says**
I offer you the reality of heaven=LOVE.
 
Beloved, I want you to become more aware of the reality of the kingdom within you. I want you to wake up and feel my breath warm against your skin. Throughout the day, I want you to find the peace and grace of my Spirit as you turn your attention to my presence **within** you. When you’re protected in surprising ways, I want you to remember that I’ve placed my angels around you. Day and night, I offer you encounters of a reality, LOVE,  for dear ones this is the truth,  much more profound and opposite than the earthly one, which is ONLY the invers of my love-illusion-lies. I want to bring you heaven as the only truth. 
Soon, heavenly realities will be made clear, the veil will lift! All that is around you will become nothing more than a faded memory… so much nothing compared to the glory within you. What you see with early is eyes is only the deluded illusion of the lithe ego mind. Endless grace has opened a fountain within, pouring satisfying streams into your thoughts, your emotions, your very soul. This grace-fountain will be the source of life—heavenly life—within you. Love is the ONLY reality- joy, and peace are signs of my presence in your soul—a presence that is alive and real. Pay attention, focused attention to ONLY this… LOVE is the only thing that is real beloved. My glory is everywhere.
Colossians 3:2
 
Feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm. @everyone