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The Unlimited Capacity of The Spiritual Mind – Law of Attraction

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The material mind versus the spiritual mind there belongs to every human being a higher self and a lower self a self or mind of the Spirit which has been growing for ages and a self of the body which is but a thing of yesterday the higher self is full of prompting idea suggestion and aspiration this it receives of the supreme power all this the lower or animal self regards as wild and visionary the higher self argues possibilities and power for us greater than men and women now possess and enjoy the lower self says we can only live and exist as men and women have lived and existed before us the higher self creates freedom from the cumbersome the limitations the pains and disabilities of the body the lower self says that we are born to them born too ill born to suffer and must suffer as have so many before us the higher self wants a standard for right and wrong of its own the lower self says we must accept a standard made for us by others by general and long held opinion belief and prejudice to thine own self be true is an off-colored adage but to which self the higher or the lower you have in a sense two minds the mind of the body and the mind of the spirit spirit is a force and a mystery all we know or may ever know of it is that it does exist and is ever working and producing all results and physical things seen of the physical sense and many more not so seen what is seen of any object a tree an animal a stone a man is only a part of that tree animal stone or man there is a force which for a time bind such objects together in the form you see them that force is always acting on them to a greater or lesser degree it builds up the flower to its fullest maturity its cessation to act on the flower or tree causes what we call decay it is constantly changing the shape of all forms of what we call organized matter any animal plant or human being are not in physical shape this month or this year what they will be next month or next year this ever acting ever varying force which lies behind and in a sense creates all forms of matter we call spirit to see reason and judge of life and things and the knowledge of this force makes what is termed the spiritual mind we have thorough knowledge of the wonderful power of using or directing this force when we recognize it and know that it exists so as to bring us health happiness and eternal peace of mind composed as we are of this force we are ever attracting more of it to us and making it a part of our being with more of this force must come more and more knowledge at first in our physical existence we allow it to work blindly then we are an ignorant of that condition known as the material mind but as mind through its growth or increase of this power becomes more and more awakened it asks why comes so much of pain grief and disappointment in the physical life why do we seem born to suffer and decay that question is the first awakening cry of the spiritual mind and an earnest question or demand for knowledge must in time be answered the material mind is a part of yourself which has been appropriated by the body and educated by the body it is as if you taught a child that the wheels of the steamboat made the boat move and said nothing of the steam which gives the real power bread in such ignorance the child should the wheels stop moving wood look no further for the cause of their stoppage than to try to find where to repair them very much as now so many depend entirely on repair of the physical body to ensure its healthy vigorous movement never dreaming that the imperfection lies in the real motive power the mind the mind of the body or material mine thinks and judges entirely from the material or physical standpoint it sees in your own body all there is of you the spiritual mind sees the body is an instrument for the mind or real self to use in dealing with material things the material mind sees in death of the body and end to all there is to you the spiritual mind sees in death of the body only the falling off from the spirit of a worn out instrument it knows that you exist as before only invisible to the physical eye the material mind sees your physical strength as coming entirely from your muscles and sinews and not from source without your body it sees on such persuasive power as you may have with tongue or pen the only force you possess for dealing with people to accomplish results the spiritual mind will know in time that your thought influences people for or against your interests though their bodies are thousands of miles distant the material mind does not regard its thought as an actual element as real as air or water the spiritual mind knows that every one of its thousand daily secrets are real things acting on the mine of the person’s they are sent to the spiritual mind knows that matter or material is only an expression of spirit or force that such matter is ever-changing in accordance with the spirit that makes or externalizes itself in the form we call matter and therefore if the thought of health strength and rejuvenation is constantly held to in mind such thought of health strength and rejuvenation will express itself in the body making maturity never ceasing vigor never-ending and the keenness of every physical sense ever increasing the material mind thinks matter or that which is known by our physical senses to be the largest part of what exists the spiritual mind regards matter as the coarser or cruder expression of spirit and the smallest part of what really exists the material mine is made sad at the contemplation of decay the spiritual mine attaches little importance to decay knowing in such decay that spirit or the moving force in all things is simply taking the dead body or the rotten tree to pieces and then will build them up again as before temporarily into some other new physical form of life and beauty the mind of the body thinks that its physical senses of seeing hearing and feeling constitute all the senses you possess the higher mind or mind of the Spirit knows that it possesses other senses akin to those of physical sight and hearing but more powerful and far-reaching the mind of the body has been variously termed the material mind the mortal mind and the carnal mind all these refer to the same mind or in other words to that part of your real self which has been educated in error by the body if you had been born and bred entirely among people who believed that the earth was a flat surface and did not revolve around the Sun you would in early years of your physical growth believe as they did exactly in such fashion do you in your earlier years absorb the thought and belief of those nearest you who think that the body is all that there is and judge everything by its physical interpretation to them this makes your material mind the material mind seeing what seems to it depth dissolution and decay in all human organization an ignorant of the fact that the real self or intelligence has in such seeming death only cast off a worn out envelope thinks that decay and death is the ultimate of all humanity for such reason it cannot avoid a gloom or sadness coming of such air which now pervades so much of human life at present one result of reaction from such gloom born of hopelessness is a reckless spirit forgetting every possible gratification of pleasure regardless of right and justice so long as the present body lass this is a great mistake all pleasure so gain cannot be lasting it brings besides a hundredfold more misery and disappointment the spiritual mind teaches that pleasure is the great aim of existence but it points out ways and means for gaining lasting happiness other than those coming of the teaching of the material world the spiritual mind or mind open to higher and newer forces of life teachers that there is a law regulating the exercise of every physical sense when we learn and follow this law our gratifications and possessions do not prove sources of greater pain than happiness as they do to so many by the spiritual mind is meant a clearer mental side of things and forces existing both in us and the universe and of which the race for the most part has been in total ignorance we have now put a glimpse of these forces those of some being relatively a little clearer than those of others but enough has been shown to convince a few that the real and existing causes for Humanity sickness sorrow and disappointment have not in the past been seen at all in other words the race has been as children fancying that the Miller inside was turning the arms of the windmill because some person has told them so taught they would remain in total ignorance that the wind was the motive power this illustration is not at all an over drawn picture of the existing ignorance which rejects the idea that thought is an element all about us as plentiful as air and that is blindly directed by individuals and masses of individuals in the domain of material mind or ignorance it is turning the windmills arms sometimes in one direction sometimes in another sometimes with good and sometimes with evil results a suit of clothes is not the body that wears such suit yet the material mind reasons very much in this way it knows of no such thing as clothing for the spirit for it does not know that body and spirit are two distinct things it reasons that the suit of clothing the body is all there is of the man or woman when that man or woman tumbles to pieces through weakness it only sees the suit of clothes so going to pieces in all its efforts to make that man or woman stronger are put on the suit instead of making effort to reinforce the power within that has made the suit there are probably no two individuals precisely alike as regards to the relative condition or action on them of their material and spiritual minds with some the Spirit seems not all that awakened with others it has begun to stretch and rub its eyes as a person does on physical awakening when everything still appears vague and indistinct others are more fully awakened they feel to a greater or lesser extent that there are forces belonging to them before unthought-of it is with such that the struggle for mastery between the material and spiritual mind is likely to be most severe in such struggle for a time is likely to be accomplished by physical disturbance pain or lack of ease the material mind is until one over and convinced of the truth constantly received by the spiritual mind at war in an opposition to it the ignorant part of yourself dislikes very much to give up its long accustomed habits of thinking it costs a struggle in any case at first to own that we may have been mistaken and give up views long held to the material mind wants to move on in a rut of life an idea as it has always done and as thousands are now doing it dislikes change more and more as the crust of the old thought held from year to year grows more thickly over it it wants to live on and on in the house it has inhabited for years dress in the fashion of the past go to business and return year in and out at precisely the same hour it rejects and despises after a certain age the idea of learning any new accomplishments such as painting or music whose greatest uses to divert the mind to rested and to enable you to live in other departments of being all this being apart from the pleasure it also gives you as the mind or spirit teaches the body more and more skill and expertise in the art you pursue the material mind sees as the principle use of any art only a means to bring money and not in such art a means for giving variety to life dispelling weariness resting that portion of the mind devoted to other business improving health and increasing vigor of mind and body it holds to the idea of being too old to learn this is the condition of so many persons who have arrived at or are past middle age they want to settle down they accept as inevitable the idea of growing old their material mind tells them that their bodies must gradually weaken shrink from the fullness and proportion of youth decay and finally die material minds say that this has always been and therefore always must be they accept it wholly they say quite unconsciously it must be to say a thing must be is the very power that makes it the material mind then sees the body ever is gradually decaying even though it dislikes the picture and puts it out of sight as much as possible but the idea will reoccur from time to time as suggested by the death of their contemporaries and as it does they think must and in that state of mind indicated by the word must will inevitably bring material results in decay the spiritual or more enlightened mind says if you would help to drive away sickness turn your thought as much as you can on health strength and vigor and on strong healthy vigorous material things such as moving clouds fresh breezes the cascade the ocean surge on woodland scenes and growing healthy trees on birds full of life and motion for in so doing you turn on yourself a real current or this healthy life giving thought which is suggested and brought you by the thought of such vigorous strong material objects and above all try to rely and trust that supreme power which formed all these things and far more and which is the endless an inexhaustible part of your higher self or spiritual mind as your faith increases in this power so will your own power ever increase nonsense says the ultra material mind if my body is sick I must have something done to cure that body with things I can see and feel and that is the only thing to be done as for thinking it makes no difference what I think sick or well at presence in such a case a mind whose sense of these truths new to it has just commenced to be awakened will in many cases allow itself to be for a time overpowered and ridiculed out of such an idea by its own material mind or uneducated part of itself and in this it is very likely to be assisted by other material Minds who have not yet woke up at all to these truths and who are temporarily all the stronger through the positiveness of ignorance there are as people who cannot see as far ahead as one may see with the telescope and who may be perfectly honest in their disbelief regarding what the person with the telescope does see though such people do not speak a word or argue against the belief of the partly awakened mind still their thoughts act on such a mind as a bar or blind to these glimpses of the truth but when the spiritual mind has commenced to awaken nothing can stop its further awakening though the material mind for a time may retard it your real self may not at times be where your body is says the spiritual mind it is where your mind is in the store the office the workshop or was some person to whom you are strongly attached and all of these may be in towns or cities far from where your body resides your real self moves with inconceivable rapidity as your thought moves nonsense says your material mind I am whatever my body is and nowhere else many a thought or idea that you reject us visionary or as a whim or fancy comes of the prompting of your spiritual mind it is your material mind that rejects it no such idea comes but there is a truth in it but that truth we may not be able to carry out to a relative perfection immediately two hundred years ago some minds may have seen the use of steam as a motive power but that mode of power could not then have been carried out as it is today a certain previous growth was necessary a growth and improvement in the manufacture of iron in the construction of roads and in the needs of the people but the idea was a truth helped you by various Minds it has brought steam as a mode of power to its present relative perfection it has struggled against and overcome every argument an obstacle placed in its way by dull material plotting Minds when you entertain any idea and say to yourself in substance well such a thing may be though I cannot see it you remove a great barrier to the carrying out and realization by yourself of the new and strange possibilities in store for you the spiritual mind today sees belonging to itself a power for accomplishing any and all results in the physical world greater than the masses dream of it sees that as regards life possibilities we are still in dense ignorance it sees however a few things namely perfect health freedom from decay weakness and death of the body power of transit travel and observation independent of the body and methods for obtaining all needful and desirable things through the action and working of silent mind or thought either singly or in cooperation with others the condition of the mind to be desired is the entire dominancy of the spiritual mind but this does not imply dominance see or control in any sense of tyrannical mastership of the material mind by the spiritual mind it does imply that the material mind will be swept away so far as its stubborn resistance and opposition to the promptings of the spiritual are concerned it implies that the body will become the willing servant or rather assistant of the spirit it implies that the material mind will not endeavor to act upon itself as the superior when it is only the inferior it implies that state when the body will gladly lend its cooperation to all the desires of the spiritual mind then all power can be given your spirit then no force need to be expended in resisting the hostility of the material mind then all such force will be used to further our undertakings to bring us material goods to raise us higher and higher into realms of power peace and happiness to accomplish what now would be called miracles neither the material mind nor the material body is to be won over and merged into the spiritual by any course of severe self censure or self-denial nor in self punishment for sins committed that will only make you the more harsh severe bigoted and merciless both yourself and others it is out of this persuasion of the truth that have arisen such terms as crucifying the body and subjugating the lower or animal mind it is from this perversion that have come orders and associations of men and women who going to another extreme seek holiness and self-denial and penance holiness implies wholeness or whole action of the Spirit on the body or perfect control by your spirit over a body through knowledge and faith in our capacity to draw ever more and more from the supreme power when you get out of patience with yourself through the aggressiveness of the material mind through your frequent slips and falls with your besetting sins through periods of petulance or ill temper or excess in any direction you do no good and only ill and calling or thinking for yourself hard names you should not call yourself a vile sinner any more than you would call any other person a vile sinner if you do you put out and thought the vile sinner and make it temporary of reality if in your mental vision you teach yourself that you are utterly depraved and a vile sinner you are unconsciously making that your ideal and you will unconsciously grow up to it until the pain and evil of such unhealthy growth makes you either turn back or destroys your body for out of this state of mind which in the past has been very much inculcated comes harshness bigotry lack of charity for others hard Stern and gloomy and unhealthy views of life and these mental conditions will surely bring physical disease when the material mind is put away or in other words then we become convinced of the existence of these spiritual forces both in ourselves and outside of ourselves and when we learn to use them rightly for we are now and always have been using them in some way then to use the words of Paul faith has swallowed up in victory and the sting and fear of death is removed life becomes one glorious advance forward from the pleasure of today to the greater pleasure of tomorrow and the phrase to live means only to enjoy recording by Andrea Fiore

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