THE ABC'S OF LIFE
There are many types of laws that affect our life. There are society's laws, laws of the physical universe, and laws of the mental universe. These laws not only affect our lives, but they actually control our lives. As we learn to understand them more, then we can use them to our advantage.
You know that this business of living is the most important thing that you have to do, and that your most valuable time is right now. Man has landed a space ship on Mars, however he doesn't know how to live happily with himself in this civilized world. So now, we have become a super intelligent giant in terms of the physical universe; but what about man ... man and his mind?
This is one area in which each one of us can grow. When we understand more about the laws, then we can use them to our advantage, and why not - you control your car, so why not control your mind. Remember it's yours, and only yours, so let's learn and understand these laws and what effect they have on us.
SOCIETIES LAWS - These laws are the ones that are written by man for man. For example: the speed laws, which we are all aware of. It makes no difference what age, creed, or color you are - these laws, as all Society's laws, are written to govern the speed of automobiles. You may not agree with the limits - you may feel they are too fast, or too slow, - that makes no difference, it is still the law. If you break that law you can expect to be punished. You can take steps in the legislature to change the law, but as long as you live in this society and drive a car, its laws govern you.
LAWS OF THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE - These are the unseen laws-they are known to man but they are not written down. One of these laws is the law of gravity; others are the laws of color, electricity, etc. We all know about these laws and we respect them, understand and try to use them to our best advantage. Man has the choice of how to use each of these laws. An example is the law of electricity. This energy can be used to light a room OR it can be used to kill someone, the law doesn't care - the electricity doesn't care - the maker of the law doesn't care - only the user of the law cares.
Let's consider the law of gravity. Age, sex or personality makes no difference. If a person steps off the top of a ten - story building, he MUST fall. You can drop a book 100 times and each time it will fall at the, same speed! Isn't it wonderful that the laws are there and man has a choice of how to use them? He can use them whenever he wishes and however lie wishes. They are automatic and always work, as in the next realm of laws. This is a very important point to ponder. The laws in the physical universe are always operating the same way every time.
LAWS OF THE MENTAL UNIVERSE - "Whatsoever a man sowed he shall reap." What a statement! This is the law of cause and effect in the mental universe.
You don't plant corn and expect to get squash, do you? You don't jump off a tall building and not expect to fall, do you?
Then why does man pay so little attention to the law of cause and effect?
Remember the carrot experiment: you sent love or hate, and something happened! You did something, so your thoughts ARE things, they really control something!
Do you expect the same to happen every time - it will you know - just like the law of gravity.
You know most people place the blame on the effect and do not look at the cause!
Take for example an ulcer: we blame food, cut the ulcer out, etc. When are we going to stop blaming things or others and stand on our own two feet?
Yes you did, you are totally and completely responsible for yourself. You have NO one else to blame for your problems. I know that you don't want to believe that statement, but it is as true as the law of gravity. Each one of us is responsible for his own self, because he thought himself there. Remember the carrot experiment? You gave love or hate and what happened? The little carrots did exactly as you told them too do - so THOUGHTS ARE THINGS! I know that it may be too heavy a responsibility for some of you to face, and if you don't want to, that is your choice. But it is a fact that every thought you think does manifest into a physical reality tomorrow or sometime in the future.
STOP - meditate on the above very important point for at least 10 minutes.
You know that the mind is your automatic self that operates like a mirror. Every thought you send out comes straight back to you. You know you love and feel happy. You hate and you feel sad. The law of cause and effect has no choice; it must work the same every time. I am sure you have heard that you are your best friend or worst enemy. Why? Because no one else can think for you and you are the product of your thoughts.
STOP - MEDITATE - ask are you really your best friend? Is there anyone else closer to your innerself than you?
You see you cannot break the law of cause and effect any more than you can break the law of gravity, but by misuse, either law can break man. The law doesn't care; it just is and does. The law doesn't suffer, only man does. Many religions teach of a place called Heaven or Hell. Who puts you there? Does God, or do you put yourself there by misuse of the law of cause and effect? Yes, you bring it on yourself.
By understanding the law, man is able to change his condition all by himself. You know that a room can be dark for 100 years and then if you light one little candle, what happens? All the darkness leaves. So it is with your life - it can be dark for years, but you have the power and choice to change it now! We can change from sad to happy NOW, as we learn to love ourselves. Isn't that wonderful!
It is a LAW that whatever you put into your brain and/or life, you get out of it. Also since no one can think for you, you have this wonderful chance NOW to light that one candle and as it lightens a little, add more love until you have a bright light. STOP and ask yourself:
Let's discuss pain for a few minutes. If your car knocks, you put oil in it, don't you? Your auto engine is telling you that something is wrong.. . . it is the same in our physical body. When it hurts it is just a signal that there is something wrong with our thinking. Actually that is the only way that the brain has of telling us that we are not in harmony with our higher selves.
Here is a list of physical effects and their metaphysical causes, which you may be interested in:
|Arthritis||holding on to the past|
|High blood pressure||fear, tension|
|Deafness||not wanting to hear|
|Diabetes||lack of love|
|Eye blindness||not wanting to see|
|Skin rash||over sensitivity|
These are only a few of the major problems. When we have an illness we need to look at the cause, pull the weed from our mind. Do it just like the farmer does with his crops, and plant a new and beautiful opposite thought.
If you aren't sure what the cause is that is causing your problem, then you should meditate on it and ask yourself WHY - and wait for your higher self to tell you the answer. Remember that your higher self always knows everything about you.
The more you understand the mental laws of cause and effect, the easier life can become for you and the sooner you can be free from the bondage that you put your self in.
You should remember to be patient with yourself. All this relearning takes a lot of time. But I know that you can do it, because you really want to.
STOP- if you don't fully understand this chapter, then you should re-read it and meditate on it before you go further. The reason that this chapter is very important is that you must understand that you actually control your future by what you think now.
|Table of Contents||# 4 Meditation||# 8 Your Mind||# 12 Refuse a Request|
|# 1 How to use Book||# 5 look at yourself||# 9 Loneliness / Friendship||# 13 Final Quiz|
|# 2 ABC's of life + Quiz||# 6 Changes||#10 Happiness||# 14 Conclusion|
|# 3 Thoughts Power||# 7 Laws Control||# 11 Never Compromise Yourself||About the Author|