Here’s to another informative podcast from Thomas Williams with this week’s episode of the Truth, Honour, and Integrity Show. There’s some interesting info about Nikola Tesla in this one, which is always a treat. I also really enjoyed his talk of love, relationships, and vibration.
There’s some interesting little nuggets about Nikola Tesla in this episode at minute 157:43. Minute 185:00 has some good food for thought as well.
The basic truths of the Science of Being Well
There is a Thinking Substance from which all things are made and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. It is the life of All.
The thought of a form in this Substance causes the form; the thought of a motion produces the motion. In relation to humanity, the thoughts of this Substance are always of perfect functioning and perfect health.
A person is a thinking center, capable of original thought; and his thought has power over his own functioning. By thinking imperfect thoughts, he has caused imperfect and perverted functioning; and by performing the voluntary functions of life in a perverted manner, he has assisted in causing disease.
If a person will think only thoughts of perfect health, all the Power of Life will be exerted to assist him. But this healthy functioning will not continue unless a person performs the external, or voluntary, functions of living in a healthy manner.
A Summary of The Science of Being Well
Health is perfectly natural functioning, normal living. There is a Principle of Life in the universe; it is the Living Substance, from which all things are made. This Living Substance permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. In its invisible state, it is in and through all forms, and yet all forms are made of it.
To illustrate: Suppose that a very fine and highly diffusible aqueous vapor should permeate and penetrate a block of ice. The ice is formed from living water and is living water in form, while the vapor is also living water, unformed, permeating a form made from itself. This illustration will explain how Living Substance permeates all forms made from it. All life comes from It. It is all the life there is.
The Universal Substance is a thinking substance and takes the form of its thought. The thought of a form, held by it, creates the form; and the thought of a motion causes the motion. It cannot help thinking, and so is forever creating. And it must move on toward a fuller and more complete expression of itself. This means toward more complete life and more perfect functioning – and that means toward perfect health. The power of the living substance must always be exerted toward perfect health. It is a force in all things making for perfect functioning.
All things are permeated by a power that makes for health. A human being can relate himself to this power and ally himself with it. He can also separate himself from it in his thoughts.
A human being is a form of this Living Substance and has within him a Principle of Health. This Principle of Health, when in full constructive activity, causes all the involuntary functions of the human body to be perfectly performed.
A human being is a thinking substance, permeating a visible body, and the processes of his body are controlled by his thought.
When a person thinks only thoughts of perfect health, the internal processes of his body will be those of perfect health. A person’s first step toward perfect health must be to form a conception of himself perfectly healthy and as doing all things in the way and manner of a perfectly healthy person. Having formed this conception, he must relate himself to it in all his thoughts and sever all thought relations with disease and weakness. If he does this and thinks his thoughts of health with positive FAITH, a person will cause the Principle of Health within him to become constructively active and to heal all his diseases. He can receive additional power from the universal Principle of Life by faith, and he can acquire faith by looking to this Principal of Life with reverent gratitude for the health it gives him. If a person will consciously accept the health which is being continually given to him by the Living Substance, and if will be duly grateful for it, he will develop faith.
A person cannot think only thoughts of perfect health unless he performs the voluntary functions of life in a perfectly healthy manner. These voluntary functions are eating, drinking, breathing, and sleeping. If a person thinks only thoughts of health, has faith in health, and eats, drinks, breathes, and sleeps in a perfectly healthy way, he must have perfect health.
Health is the result of thinking and acting in a Certain Way, and if a sick person begins to think and act in this Way, the Principle of Health within him will come into constructive activity and heal all his diseases. This Principle of Health is the same in all and is related to the Life Principle of the universe. It is able to heal every disease and will come into activity whenever a person thinks and acts in accordance with the Science of Being Well. Therefore, every person can attain perfect health.
Wallace D. Wattles
“Live your life each day as you
would climb a mountain.
An occasional glance toward the
summit keeps the goal in mind,
but many beautiful scenes are
to be observed from each new
Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying
each passing moment;
and the view from the summit will serve
as a fitting climax for the journey.”
Harold V. Melchert
Nature compels us all to move through life. We could not remain stationary however much we wished. Every right-thinking person wants not merely to move through life like a sound-producing, perambulating plant, but to develop – to improve – and to continue the development mentally to the close of physical life.
This development can occur only through the improvement of the quality of individual thought and the ideals, actions, and conditions that arise as a consequence. Hence a study of the creative processes of thought and how to apply them is of supreme importance to each one of us. This knowledge is the means whereby the evolution of human life on earth may be hastened and uplifted in the process.
Humanity ardently seeks “The Truth” and explores every avenue to it. In this process, it has produced a special literature, which ranges the whole gamut of thought from the trivial to the sublime – up from Divination, through all the Philosophies, to the final lofty Truth of “The Master Key”.
The “Master Key” is here given to the world as a means of tapping the great Cosmic Intelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the ambitions, and aspirations of each reader.
Every thing and institution we see around us, created by human agency, had first to exist as a thought in some human mind. Thought therefore is constructive. Human thought is the spiritual power of the cosmos operating through its creature man. “The Master Key” instructs the reader how to use that power and use it both constructively and creatively. The things and conditions we desire to become realities we must first create in thought. “The Master Key” explains and guides the process.
“The Master Key” teaching has been published in the form of a Correspondence Course of 24 lessons, delivered to students one per week for 24 weeks. The reader is warned not to attempt to read the book like a novel, but to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously to imbibe the meaning of each part – reading and re-reading one part only per week before proceeding to the next. Otherwise, the later parts will tend to be misunderstood and the reader’s time and money will be wasted.
Used as thus instructed, “The Master Key” will make the reader a greater, better personality, and equipped with a new power to achieve any worthy personal purpose and a new ability to enjoy life’s beauty and wonder.
F. H. Burgess
“The Master Key System”
Part One Study Questions with Answers
1. What is the world without in its relation to the within?
The world without is a reflection of the world within.
2. Upon what does all possession depend?
All possession is based on consciousness.
3. How is the individual related to the objective world?
The individual is related to the objective world by the objective mind; the brain is the organ of this mind.
4. How is he related to the Universal Mind?
He is related to the Universal Mind by the subconscious mind; the Solar Plexus is the organ of this mind.
5. What is the Universal Mind?
Universal Mind is the life principal of every atom which is in existence.
6. How can the Individual act on the Universal?
The ability of the individual to think is his ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into manifestation.
7. What is the result of this action and interaction.
The result of this action and interaction is cause and effect; every thought is a cause and every condition an effect.
8.How are harmonious and desirable conditions secured?
Harmonious and desirable conditions are obtained by right thinking.
9. What is the cause of all discord, inharmony, lack and limitation?
Discord, inharmony, lack and limitation are the result of wrong thinking.
10. What is the source of all power?
The source of all power is the world within, the Universal Fountain of Supply, the Infinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet.
13. — 250.
Charles F. Haanel
Since the entire gaseous contents of alveoli are not exhausted at each breath (when we are resting, only a tenth of the air is expelled), the air that remains keeps the alveolar sacs inflated and prevents them from collapsing. So, air always resides within us and is as much a part of our bodies as any tissue or organ. We are a part of the air, which in turn is a part of all green plants and every other breathing creature.
After sharing space in a room with others, try a very simplified thought exercise. If you multiply the volume of air (in liters) in the room by Avogadro’s constant (the number of atoms in one mole of substance: 6.022 times (10 to the power of 23), you will get an estimate of the number of atoms in the air in that room. (Assume the air is always mixed completely.) Then divide the number of atoms in the air by volume of air inhaled times the number of breaths per minute times the time spent in the room times the rate at which oxygen and carbon dioxide diffuse across lung cell membranes. Even the crudest calculation reveals that each of us very quickly absorbs atoms into our bodies that were once an integral part of everyone else in the room, and vice versa.
The eminent Harvard astronomer Harlow Shapley once performed another thought exercise about air. He pointed out that while 99 % of the air we breathe is highly active oxygen and mildly reactive nitrogen, about 1% is made up of argon, an inert gas. Because it is inert, it is breathed in and out without becoming a part of our bodies or entering into metabolic transformations. Shapley calculated that each breath contains about 30,000,000,000,000,000,000, or 3.0 times (10 to the power of 19), atoms of argon plus quintillions of molecules of carbon dioxide. Suppose you exhale a single breath and follow those argon atoms. Within minutes, they have diffused through the air far beyond the spot where they were released, traveling into the neighborhood. After a year, those atoms have been mixed up in the atmosphere and spread around the planet in such a way that each breath you take includes at least fifteen atoms of argon released in that one breath a year earlier! All people over the age of 20 have taken at least 100 million breaths and have inhaled argon atoms that were emitted in the first breath of every child born in the world a year before!
According to Shapley: “Your next breath will contain more than 400,000 of the argon atoms that Gandhi breathed in his long life. Argon atoms are here from the conversations at the Last Supper, from the arguments of diplomats at Yalta, and from the recitations of the classic poets. We have argon from the sighs and pledges of ancient lovers, from the battle cries at Waterloo, even from last year’s argonic output by the writer of these lines, who personally has had already more than 300 million breathing experiences.”
Air exits your nose to go right up your neighbor’s nose. In everyday life, we absorb atoms from the air that were once a part of birds and trees and snakes and worms because all aerobic forms of life share that same air (aquatic life also exchanges gases that dissolve back and forth at the interface between air and water).
Air is not a vacuum or empty space – it is a physical substance that embeds within us all and perfuses through us. It is constantly changing as life and geophysical forces add and subtract constituents to the composition of air, and yet over vast stretches of time the basic composition of air has remained in dynamic equilibrium. The longer each of us lives, the greater the likelihood that we will absorb atoms that were once part of Joan of Arc and Jesus Christ, of Neanderthal people and woolly mammoths. As we have breathed in our forebears, so our grandchildren and their grandchildren will take us in with their breath. We are bound up inseparably with the past and the future by the spirit we share.
Every breath is a sacrament, an affirmation of our connection with all other living things, a renewal of our link with our ancestors, and a contribution to generations yet to come. Our breath is a part of life’s breath, the ocean of air that envelopes Earth. Unique in the solar system, the air is both the creator and the creation of life itself.
From the book,
The Sacred Balance
Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
by David Suzuki
CALMNESS of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene.
The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Even the ordinary trader will find his business prosperity increase as he develops a greater self-control and equanimity, for people will always prefer to deal with a man whose demeanour is strongly equable.
The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. “Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life?” It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm.
That exquisite poise of character, which we call serenity is the last lesson of culture, the fruitage of the soul. It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold—yea, than even fine gold.
How insignificant mere money-seeking looks in comparison with a serene life—a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of tempests, in the Eternal Calm.
How many people we know who sour their lives, who ruin all that is sweet and beautiful by explosive tempers, who destroy their poise of character, and make bad blood!
It is a question whether the great majority of people do not ruin their lives and mar their happiness by lack of self-control.
How few people we meet in life who are well balanced, who have that exquisite poise which is characteristic of the finished character!
Yes, humanity surges with uncontrolled passion, is tumultuous with ungoverned grief, is blown about by anxiety and doubt only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him.
Tempest-tossed souls, wherever ye may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming.
Keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought. In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep: wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”
“The Clue to Ascension is the use of Love. If there is any discord shown toward Matter, toward a physical Atom, it is impossible to raise the Vibration in a Natural way. Love is the one and only answer.”
Smile awhile – and while you smile, another smiles! And soon there are miles of smiles, and life’s worth while because you smile.