Lesson 8 - Growing into Knowing
"Take heed that ye be not deceived."
Up to the present lesson, much has been said regarding mental influences, and the importance of knowing how every mind exerts more or less influence over other minds, whether present or absent; but more noticeable when present.
Any observing person will notice that he is consciously impressed with a feeling of depression and unrest in the presence of certain people, while the presence of others would be uplifting and pleasurable; all of which is due to the quality of the mind so affecting us. Again, you may be seized with a feeling of depression and despondence, with no one present and with no conception at all of what causes it.
It has already been stated in substance that your mind is affected by such thoughts from outside sources as accord with your own peculiar beliefs and moods.
That is, you make yourself receptive to depressing