I HAVE A LAVISH, STEADY,
DEPENDABLE INCOME, CONSISTENT WITH INTEGRITY AND MUTUAL BENEFIT.
As I have said repeatedly, everything depends upon our attitude towards ourselves. That which we will not affirm as true of ourselves cannot develop in our life. Dr. Millikan wrote his dream of greatness and security in the first person present tense. He did not say. “I will be great; I will be secure,” for that would have implied he was not great and secure. Instead, he made his future dream a present fact. “I have, “said he, “a lavish, steady, dependably income, consistent with integrity and mutual benefit.”
The future dream must become a present fact in the mind of him who seeks to realize it. We must experience in imagination what we would experience in reality in the event we achieved our goal, for the soul imagining itself into a situation takes on the results of that imaginary act. If it does not imagine itself into a situation, it is ever free of the result.
It is the purpose of this teaching to lift us to a higher state of consciousness, to stir the highest in us to confidence and self-assertion, for that which stirs the highest in us is our teacher and healer.
The very first word of correction or cure is always, “Arise”. If we are to understand the reason for this constant command of the Bible to “arise,” we must recognize that the universe understood internally is an infinite series of levels and man is what he is according to where he is in that series. As we are lifted up in consciousness, our whole world reshapes itself in harmony with the level to which we are lifted.He who rises from his prayer a better man, his prayer has been granted.
To change the present state, like Dr. Millikan must rise to a level of consciousness. This rise is accomplished by affirming that we already are that whichwe want to be; by assuming the feeling of the wish fulfilled.
Be What you wish; Be what you believe
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