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International New Thought Alliance's

First International New Thought Metaphysical Congress

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Preface - First Convention - Address of Welcome - Thought Grafting - A Rational Positive Spiritual Philosophy - Abundant Life - Value of Social Ideals - Powers Invisible - After Christianity, What? - Mental Treatment for Communities - A Plea for Work Among School-teachers - Officers and Executive Board for 1899 - 1900 - Factions and Divisions - Law of the Good - Tried and True - Gospel of Healing - Is Mental Science Enough? - Constitution and By-laws - Divine Law - God, Freedom, and Immortality - Unity of Good - New Century's Call - Spirit of the New Thought - Individual Ideals - Contents -

The search for this high ideal is guided by the conviction that the soul is of supreme worth in life. It is for this that we suffer and strive. It is for this that we are born in ignorance. We are burdened that by personally attaining freedom we may become strong, perfect, beautiful.

He who gives of the spirit, he who feels by his presence, must then first free his own soul, must understand life, and become broadly self-masterful, before he can help others to attain freedom. He must live much in the silence, in receptivity, seeking not so much to realize the Father's presence through his own active thought as to let the Father reveal himself. In those calm moments of companionship, when all the world of sensation is put aside, the soul discovers that here and now we are environed by another kingdom, a greater power, a supernal presence. One feels instantly at home in that press aim, as though one had wandered far in search of an abiding place and found it not. One is fed with the food that satisfies. The soul expands and grows in the light of the Spirit. It knows no obstacles. It looks abroad upon life with a sense of dominion over all. It is free. It is joyful, with that gladdest, fullest joy which is too deep for words, too still and peaceful to betray itself excitedly.

But how does this spiritual experience apply to the ills of the flesh? By thus developing an inner center of peace, trust, freedom, happiness. When the soul is calm it can still the nerves, free the minds from fear, and apply the power of the spirit upon the disordered physical organism. All growth, all change proceeds in this way. First, the seed or cell, then its development and externalization. All growth is from a center outward. In like manner all changes that are caused by thought take their rise in an idea. Higher yet, all spiritual growth results from the quickening of the spirit from within sat a center, at a point.

The clue to the understanding of life, from the point of view of its spiritual oneness, is therefore evolution. It is be

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