THOUGHT is the only power which can produce tangible riches from the Formless Substances. The stuff from which all things are made is a substance which thinks, and thought of form in this substance produces the form.
Original Substance moves according to its thoughts; every form and process you see in nature is the visible expression of thought in the Original Substance.
As the Formless Stuff thinks of a form, it takes that form; as it thinks motion, it make motion. This is the way all things were created. We live in a thought world, which is part of thought universe.
The thought of a moving universe extended throughout Formless Substance, and the Thinking Stuff moving according to that thought, took the form of systems of planet, and maintains that form.
Thinking Substance takes the form of its thought, and moves according to the thought. Holding the idea of circling system of the suns and the worlds, it takes the form of these bodies, and move them as it thinks.
Thinking the form of slow-growing oak tree, it moves accordingly, and produces the tree, though centuries may be required to do work.
In creating, the Formless seems to move accordingly the line of motion it has established; the thought of an oak tree doesn’t cause the instant formation of a full- grown tree, but it does start in motion the forces which will produce the tree, along established lines of growth.
Every thought of form, held in thinking Substance, causes the creation of form, but always, or at least generally, along of lines growth and action already established.
The thought of a house of a certain construction, if it were impressed upon Formless Substance, might not cause the instant formation, of the house; but it would cause the turning of creative energies already working in trade and commerce into such channels as to result in the speedy building of the house.
And there were no existing channels through which the creative energy could work, then the house would be formed directly the primal substance, without waiting for the slow processes of the organic and inorganic world.
No thought of form can be impressed upon the Original Substance without causing the creation of the form.
Man is a thinking center, and can originate the thoughts. All the forms that man fashions with his hands must first exist in his thought; he cannot shape thing until he has thought that thing.
And so far man confined his efforts holly to the work of his hands; he has applied manual labor in the world of forms, seeking to t e change or modify those already existing.
He has never thought of trying to cause the creation of new forms by impressing his thoughts on Formless Substance.
When man has a thought-form, he takes material from the forms of nature, and makes the image of the form which is in his mind.
He has, so far, made little or no effort to co-operate with Formless Intelligence; to work “with the Father.” He has not dreamed that he can do what he seeth the Father doing.”
Man reshapes and modifies existing forms by manual labor; he has given no attention to the question whether he may not produce things from Formless Substance by communicating his thoughts to it.
We propose to prove that he may do so; to prove that any man and woman can do so, and to show how.
As our first step, we must lay down three Fundamental Propositions.
First, we essert that there is one Formless Stuff, or substance, from which all things are made. All the seemingly many elements are but different presentations of one elements; all the forms found in organic and inorganic nature are but different shapes, made from the same stuff.
And this stuff is thinking stuff, a thought held in it produces the form of thought. Thought, in thinking substance, produces shapes.
Man is a thinking center, capable of original thought; if man can communicate his thought to original thinking substance, he can cause the creation, or formation, of the thing he thinks about.
To summarize this—
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the inter-space of the universe.
A thought, in the substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon Formless Substance, can cause the thing that he thinks about to created.
It may be asked if he can prove these statements; and without going into details, I answer that I can do so, both by logic and experience.
Reasoning back from the phenomena of form and thought, I come to one original thinking substance; and reasoning forward from this thinking substance, I come to man’s power to cause the formation of things he thinks about.
And by the experiment, I find the reasoning true, and this is my strongest proof.
If one man who reads this book gets rich by doing what it tells him to do, that is evidence in support of my claim; but every man who does what it tells him to do gets rich, that is positive proof until someone goes through the process and fails.
The theory is true until the process fails; and this process will not fails, for every man who does exactly what this book tells him to do gets rich.
I have said that men get rich by doing things in a Certain Way; and in order to do so, men must become able to think in a Certain Way.
A man’s way of doing things is direct result of the way he thinks about things.
To do things in a way you want to do them, you will have to acquire the ability to think the way you want to think; this is the first step toward getting rich.
To think what you want to think is to think Truth, regardless appearance.
Every man has the natural and inherent power to think what we wants to think, but it requires far more efforts to do so than it does to think the thoughts which are suggested by appearances.
To think according to appearance is easy; to think truth regardless of appearance is laborious, and requires the expenditure of more power than any other work man is called upon to form.
There is no labor from which most people shrink as they do from that of sustained and consecutive thought; it is the hardest work in the world. This is specially true when truth is contrary to appearance.
Every appearance in the visible world tends to produce a corresponding form in the mind which observes it; and this can only prevented by holding the thought of the Truth.
To look upon the appearance of the disease will produce the form of disease in your own mind, and ultimately in your body, unless you hold the thought of truth, which is that there is no disease; it is only appearance, and reality is health.
To look upon the appearance of the poverty will produce corresponding forms in your own mind, unless you hold to the truth that there is no poverty; there is only abundance.
To think health when surrounded by the appearance of disease, or to think riches when in the midst of appearance of poverty, requires power, but he who requires this power becomes a MASTER MIND. He can conquer fate, he can have whatever he wants.
This power can only be acquired by getting hold of the basic fact which is behind all appearances; and that fact is that there is one Thinking Substance, from which and by which all the things are made.
Then we must grasp the truth that every thought held in this substance becomes a form, and that man can so impress his thoughts as it cause them to take form and become visible things.
When we realize this, we lose all doubt and fear, for we know that we can create what we want to create; we can get what we want to have, and can become what we want to be.
As a first step towards getting rich, you must believe the three fundamental statements given previously in this chapter; and in order to emphasize them, I repeat them here:
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the inter-spaces of universe.
A thought in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
You must lay aside all the other concepts of the universe than this monistic one; and you must dwell upon this until it is fixed in your mind, and become your habitual thought.
Read these creed statements over and over again; fix every word upon your memory, and meditate upon them until you firmly believe what they say. If a doubt comes to you cast it as a sin.
Do not listen to arguments against this idea. Do not read magazines and books that tech you a different idea; if you get mixed in your faith, all your efforts will in vain.
Do not ask why these things are true nor speculate how they can be true; simply take them on trust.
The science of getting rich begins with the absolute acceptance of this faith.