Excerpt: pages 9 -12
Beloved Saint Germain:
He who cannot or will not control his thoughts and feelings is in a bad way; for every door of his consciousness is wide open to the disintegrating activities thrown off by the minds and the emotions of other personalities. It takes neither strength, wisdom nor training to give way to unkind, destructive impulses; and the full-grown human beings who do this are but children in their development of self-control.
It is a blight upon the Life of mankind that so little control of the emotions is taught humanity from the cradle to the grave. Attention to this particular point is the greatest need in the Western World today. It is easy to give way to discordant thoughts, feelings, and activities because the mass of mankind are submerged, as it were, by environment and association entirely created by themselves.
The individual, through his control of the outer consciousness, must make the effort to rise out of this condition by his own free will in order to transcend these limitations permanently, and no one can hope to rid his life and world of misery, discord, and destruction until he leashes his own thought and feeling. In this way, he refuses to let the Life flowing through his mind and body become qualified by the discord resulting from every little disturbing occurrence in the world about him.
At first such discipline does require determined, continuous effort; for the thoughts and feelings of ninety-five percent of humanity run as uncontrolled and free as a little tramp dog.
However, no matter how much effort it takes to bring these two activities under control, it is worth any amount of time, energy, and effort, and no real, permanent dominion of one’s Life and world can take place without it. It will be my pleasure and privilege to teach you the use of these Higher Laws. Their application and use will enable you to release True Wisdom and bring about All Perfection.
The first step to the control of yourself is the stilling of all outer activity of both mind and body.
Fifteen to thirty minutes at night before retiring and in the morning before beginning the day’s work, using the following exercise will do wonders for anyone who will make the necessary effort.
For the second step:
Make certain of being undisturbed, and after becoming very still, picture and feel your body enveloped in a Dazzling White Light.
The first five minutes while holding this picture, recognize and feel intensely the connection between the outer self and your Mighty God Within, focusing your attention upon the heart center and visualizing it as a Golden Sun.
The next step is the acknowledgment:
"I now joyously accept the fullness of the Mighty God Presence—the Pure Christ."
Feel the great brilliancy of the Light and intensify It in every cell of your body for at least ten minutes longer.
Then close the meditation by the command:
"I AM a Child of the Light—I love the Light—I serve the Light—I live in the Light—I AM protected, illumined, supplied, sustained by the Light, and I bless the Light."
"One becomes that upon which he meditates," and since all things have come forth from the Light, Light is the Supreme Perfection and Control of all things.
Contemplation and adoration of the Light compels illumination to take place in the mind—health, strength, and order to come into the body— and peace, harmony, and success to manifest in the affairs of every individual who will really do it and seeks to maintain it.