Approach to the Silence
Wrong thinking produces inharmony in our body, which in turn produces
sickness. Our bodies sometimes are instantly re-harmonized while in the
Silence. In the Silence our minds become passive, open, free and
loving, at which time the Infinite Master of harmony touches the mental
chords of our being and we are well.
Just as the piano can be tuned, so can the mind. Man's body is made up
of twelve octaves the
same as in music. All matter is music. All matter
is composed of twelve octaves. Wrong thinking brings inharmony in some
of the octaves of our body. Right thinking tunes these organs, puts
them back into their normal condition.
Boys have their little steel magnets by which they pick up small pieces
of steel, pins and so forth. When overworked, these magnets no longer
attract. Then the boys take their magnets, have them rubbed against
strong magnets or remagnetized with an electric current and their power
is quickly restored--so with our bodies. Mind is the re-electrifier and
re-harmonizer of the octaves into all harmony.
Right thinking, therefore, is the most important thing in life. As a
man thinketh in his heart so is he. Just as a tuning fork near a piano
will respond with a vibration when a key of the same pitch is struck on
the piano nearby, so likewise do the bodies of men respond to proper
stimulus and become in tune. By right thinking man can re-harmonize
himself, can achieve health, success and prosperity.
To enter the Silence one must first establish perfect relaxation in
mind and body. Then as the consciousness is brought from one part of
the body to another the tuning takes place.
If the leader in the Silence should be intoning, there will be many in
the audience who will feel tinkling sensations--vibrations--and often
are instantly healed. They have been instantly re-harmonized. Sometimes
it may take several intonings in the Silence for a complete healing.
Should you have a violent vibration, feel no fear, but thank God for
your healing because the more violent the vibration perhaps the worse
has been your condition and the more surely has the re-harmony begun.
Some people will feel this vibration for hours, even days, throughout
which there is always healing.
Others may not feel the vibration at all, yet if there has been any
inharmony in the bodily organs, these organs are unconscious to the
conscious intoning re-harmonization. Many people who have been healed
of divers and many malignant diseases were at no time conscious of any
vibration. Never be discouraged if you feel no sensation. If you do
feel a vibration, know that you are susceptible and on the high road to
a healing demonstration.
The one intoning may or may not be feeling vibrations. Religion is the
life of God in the soul of Man. The Silence is the medium by which the
life of God and the soul of man are brought into At-one-ment.
The Silence is a medium by which man comes in a closer touch with the
Infinite; a medium by which man becomes conscious of his nearness to
the Infinite. The Silence is the meeting place where man's spirit links
with God's spirit; where spirit meets spirit and the marvel of His
grace never ceases.
The Silence is another way of praying, which is another way of
concentration. It is another way of visualization.
"As a man thinketh in his heart so is he." In the Silence a man can by
his thoughts change his life, his conditions, his environment, his all.
By right thinking man becomes harmonious. A harmonious man--in tune
with the Infinite--is on the King's highway to health, success,
abundance, prosperity, happiness, love and peace.
By means of wrong thinking our minds are put out of harmony with the
great Infinite spirit of God. "As a man thinketh in his heart so is
he." When wrong thinking becomes right thinking, then man's right
relationship to God is restored. He becomes an open channel for the
influx of the spirit so that whatever demonstration he may desire he
In the Silence a man may change his thinking as in no other way,
therefore, may change his heart, change his whole being, change his
environment, change every condition to which he was subject.
The human body may be likened to a harp. When man thinks rightly his
body is in tune; but wrong thinking creates inharmony in the body and
produces sickness. Wrong thinking produces inharmony in the mind,
which, of course, disconnects man from rightful association with the
Divine. A man must, therefore, think right. Yet, because of centuries
of erroneous conception of God and of the world, man has been a
negative instead of a positive being, and his unwisdom has reacted upon
the present generation.
We are mental sending and receiving stations. What we receive depends
upon how we are thinking Now. For success, health and happiness we must
in the silent chambers of the soul change our thinking if we are
holding negative or inharmonious thoughts. In the Silence there is
presented to man his greatest opportunity to change his thinking. Wrong
thinking produces inharmony of the body which in turn produces
sickness. If we change to right thinking we have health, success and
happiness. Therefore the Silence when properly used re-harmonizes our
bodies and minds through the simple agency of right thinking.
"There are steps of approach to the Silence. Stillness is one thing and
the Silence is another. One may quiet himself physically and not be
still, and he may be still without entering the Silence. When one
becomes physically and mentally at rest, he is apt to become receptive
to psychic influences; and when these are not desired it is advisable
to protect oneself while mentally negative. One may affirm his Oneness
with God, his being surrounded and protected by the divine Goodness,
and may symbolize this by enveloping himself in thought with the white
light of love or the mellowed tints of sunshine.
"With the senses calmed and unresponsive to the slower vibrations, but
responsive to the quicker ones, a peace and calm pervade one's mind,
and it becomes consciously receptive to higher vibrations of vital
energy. Immune from the lesser harmonies, one opens himself to the
greater ones, which are always seeking avenues of expression. With the
greater influx of the One Life, a sense of power steals over one and he
becomes conscious of increased vigor and vitality.
"In relinquishing specific thoughts, one opens inwardly rather than
outwardly, and becomes receptive to subconscious impressions that are
directed by his conscious affirmation of fundamental Truth. The
subconscious responds by returning to the conscious the logical
sequences of the Truths that have been consciously impressed upon it.
The subconscious follows the lead given to it by the conscious
affirmations of Truth, and it brings back the consciousness of those
Truths in their various ramifications."