What you sow you reap!Written by Carl Cholette
Go into fields and country lanes in spring-time, and you will see farmers and gardeners busy sowing seeds in newly prepared soil. If you were to ask any one of those gardeners or farmers what kind of produce he expected from seed he was sowing, he would doubtless regard you as foolish, and would tell you that he does not "expect" at all, that it is a matter of common knowledge that his produce will be of kind which he is sowing, and that he is sowing wheat, or barley, or turnips, as case may be, in order to reproduce that particular kind.
Every fact and process in Nature contains a moral lesson for wise man. There is no law in world of Nature around us which is not to be found operating with same mathematical certainty in mind of man and in human life. All parables of Jesus are illustrative of this truth, and are drawn from simple facts of Nature. There is a process of seed-sowing in mind and life a spiritual sowing which leads to a harvest according to kind of seed sown. Thoughts, words, and acts are seeds sown, and, by inviolable law of things, they produce after their kind. The man who thinks hateful thoughts brings hatred upon himself. The man who thinks loving thoughts is loved. The man whose thoughts, words and acts are sincere, is surrounded by sincere friends; insincere man is surrounded by insincere friends. The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds, and prays that God will bless him, is in position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat.
"That which ye sow, ye reap; see yonder fields, The sesamum was sesamum, corn Was corn; silence and darkness knew; So is a man's fate born."
"He cometh reaper of things he sowed." He who would be blest, let him scatter blessings. He who would be happy, let him consider happiness of others.
Then there is another side to this seed sowing. The farmer must scatter all his seed upon land, and then leave it to elements. Were he to covetously hoard his seed, he would lose both it and his produce, for his seed would perish. It perishes when he sows it, but in perishing it brings forth a great abundance. So in life, we get by giving; we grow rich by scattering. The man who says he is in possession of knowledge which he cannot give out because world is incapable of receiving it, either does not possess such knowledge, or, if he does, will soon be deprived of it - if he is not already so deprived. To hoard is to lose; to exclusively retain is to be dispossessed.
The power of desire! - part 2Written by Carl Cholette
Let's continue where we left off in Part 1...
We have stated that it was in power of man to Create Desire ; not only to be its master when created, but also to actually Create it by bringing it into being. And statement is absolutely true, and is verified and proven by most recent experiments and discoveries of modern psychology. Instead of man being a creature of Desire and this indeed he is in many cases, he may become Master of Desire and even a Creator of it. By knowledge and Will he may reverse ordinary order of things and, displacing intruder from throne, he may seat himself there in his rightful place, and then bid late occupant do his will and obey his bidding. But best way for new occupant of throne to bring about a reorganized court is to dismiss old objectionable creatures of his mind and create new ones in their places. And here is how it may be done: In first place, one must think carefully over tasks that he wishes to accomplish, then, using his judgment carefully, judicially and impartially,impersonally so far as is possible – he must take mental stock of himself and see in what points he is deficient, so far as successful accomplishment of task is concerned. Then let him analyze task before him, in detail, separating matter into as many clear defined divisions as possible, so that he may be able to see Thing as It Is, in detail as well as in its entirety. Then let him take a similar inventory of things, which seem necessary of accomplishment of task, not details that will arise only as work progresses, day by day, but general things, which must be done in order that task is brought to a successful conclusion. Then having taken stock of task, nature of undertaking, and one’s own qualifications and shortcomings – then Begin to Create Desire, according to following plan: The first step in Creation of Desire is that of forming of a clear, vital Mental Image of qualities, things and details of undertaking, as well as of Completed Whole. By a Mental Image we mean a clear-cut, distinct mental picture in Imagination of things just names. Now, do not turn away with an impatient motion at mention of word Imagination. That is another word that you have only a mistaken idea of. Imagination means far more than mere idle, fanciful use of that part of mind that is believed by people to be "all there is to it.
"It isn’t all, by a long way. In fact, fanciful part may be said to be merely a shadow of real Imaginative effort. Imagination is a real thing, it is a faculty of mind by which it creates a matrix, mold, or pattern of things, which trained Will and Desire afterward, materializes into objective reality. There has been nothing created by hands and mind of man which did not have its first origin in Imagination of some one. Imagination is first step in Creation, whether of worlds or trifles. The mental pattern must always precede material form. And so it is in Creation of Desire. Before you can Create a Desire you must have a clear Mental Image of what you need to Desire.