Whenever something happens, look within yourself to find out how you created it. Everything is created within your own consciousness. There is nothing that would appear in your physical reality unless it had already existed in your thoughts or feelings. You might think that it is some external action that produced the result, and so you go about trying to change it. But your external action would not have taken place if it wasn’t created by your mentality and emotions. If your consciousness was different, you would receive a different set of results even if you had taken the same actions.
If you first have the right consciousness for your desired results, it would cause you to take the right external actions which would lead to your desire results. You should always be aware and in charge of your consciousness at all times rather than your actions. When you focus on your consciousness in everything you do, you will find that the doing becomes more effortless and faster. Always look at what is within your own consciousness, because that is what creates everything else.
If one believes in fate he must be healed of this thought, for there is no such thing as fate. If one believes that planetary forces have anything to do with life he must be healed of this thought. Break down everything except the recognition of the One Perfect Power, which is not contingent upon any place, person, condition, time of year, or anything but Itself. Everything is created by your own consciousness and not by external forces. External forces are the effect of consciousness itself.
If someone comes to you and says that business is bad because there is no activity, how are you going to treat him? Are you going to treat business, activity, customers, conditions or what? There is only one thing to treat as far as you are concerned, and that is yourself. You treat yourself because your mind and the person’s mind are in the One Mind. You have to neutralize the belief in inactivity within your own consciousness. Suppose you have a store and wish to attract customers and activity in your business. Every day make a mental picture of it by seeing the place filled with people.
If one could take a picture of his objective circumstances and his subjective mentality, he would find that they would be identical. For one is the cause of the other. One is the image and the other is the reflection of that image. Cause and effect are parts of a complete whole. One is the inside and the other is the outside of the same thing. Cause and effect are but two sides of thought. Spirit is both cause and effect. God makes things through the direct act of becoming the things which He creates. This is what we do, for our thought becomes the thing thought of. The thought and the thing are one, in reality.
Prayer is its own answer. If you only pray with partial belief then you will set your intention in partial motion. But if the next day you fully doubt, your intention will be fully cancelled. You erase a thought from consciousness by putting in an opposite thought. This opposite thought meets the other and neutralizes it. When you neutralize something in your mind, you neutralize it in your reality. Belief, as soon as it is complete, is the formation of reality. The formation takes place within and not without. You have to know that your reality is already created the moment you visualize and emotionalize it in your mind. If you change your mind, you change your reality. But if you secure your mind, you secure your reality.
Never look for results while you are intending, for if you do you will not find them. Because if you’re trying to look for something, it means that it is missing. Your action of looking will only reinforce the reality of it not being there. Get clear about your desire and then pass the whole thing over to your mind, and let it operate. Just know that the desire is already a fact, and quietly say to yourself, as often as the thought comes into mind: “It is done.” The lighter the thought is, the less care or worry over it, the better. The best work is done when the element of struggle is entirely left out. Put out all negative thought and hold only positive thought in your consciousness.
Look only at what you want. Never look at that which you do not wish to experience. No matter what the false condition may be, it must be refuted. Say to yourself that the thing you do not desire does not exist. Ignore it and remove your attention from it while you give your undivided attention to the things that you do want. Focus on what you have rather than what you don’t have. When you focus on what you have, you will find that it will increase in quality or quantity. If you focus on what you don’t have, even that which you have will be taken away from you.
The proper kind of a denial is based upon the recognition that, in reality, there is no limitation, for mind can make a planet as easily as anything else. The Infinite knows no difference between a million dollars and a penny. It only knows that it is. It would be just as easy to manifest a million dollars as it would be to manifest ten cents, if the mind fully accepts the idea of a million dollars. There really is no million dollars or penny because all is consciousness. You create what you are conscious about.
If one appears to have failed he should realize that there are no failures in the universe. We should completely erase the idea of failure by stating that there are no failures. If one believes that he failed last year he will be likely to fail again this year, unless the false thought is erased. It looks as though one were lying to himself, but he is not. For he is declaring the truth about the Spirit within him and Spirit never fails. You must pretend that you never failed and act as if you succeeded so that you will emanate the vibrations of success.
Regarding mistakes, declare that there are none. There never was and never will be any. There are no mistakes in the Divine Plan for you. When you declare that there are no mistakes, everything that happens whether desirable or undesirable will lead you to the perfect reality. Something that was supposedly a mistake becomes not a mistake after all. A curse becomes a blessing in disguise. The truth is there is no curses, only blessings. There are no mistakes, only perfect operation. Anything that comes to you in the form of evil initially is turned into good.
To receive what you desire, you have to put yourself in a state of gratitude and acceptance. The reason why you don’t accept something you would like to have is because you don’t think it can be a possibility right now and are resisting it. But to be in vibrational harmony with it, you have to accept it as part of your life right now. If you are wishing and hoping for it to come, it is not in the now but it will always remain in the future. You have to feel as if you already have it now to the point that you do not need it anymore. When you accept your desire as a present reality in your mind, it will come into your physical reality much faster.
There is what we seem to be and what we really are. The former is our apparent self and the later is our higher self. Our higher self is the part of us that is one with God, which is perfect and complete, needing nothing, wanting nothing, knowing everything, being happy and satisfied. The more we acknowledge our true Self in God, the more we manifest it as reality. You should declare the Truth about yourself daily, realizing that your are reflecting your statements into Consciousness, and that they will be operated upon by It. Each attracts to himself, out of the Universal Good, that which he is able to comprehend.
You must deny in your mind whatever you do not desire and accept in your mind whatever you desire. Nothing is real to you unless you make it real. Nothing can touch you unless you let it touch you. Refuse to have the feelings hurt. Refuse to receive any one’s condemnation. In the independence of your own mentality, believe and feel that you are wonderful. This is not deceit, it is the Truth. We must assert the Truth in spirit and deny the symptom in apparent reality.