– THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
In Reply To
I would like to share a thought from the author Robert Collier from his book “The Secret of the Ages---The Master Code to Abundance and Achievement:”
The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.
Heaven is not some far-away state --- the reward of years of tribulation here. Heaven is right here --- here and now! When Christ [THE NAME] said that Heaven is within us, He means just what He said --- that the POWER for happiness, for good, for everything we need of life, is within each of us.
That most of us fail to realize this Heaven --- that many are sickly and suffering, that more are ground down by poverty and worry --- is NO FAULT OF HIS.
He gave us the power [IN THE NAME] to overcome evils; He stands ready and waiting to help us USE IT. If we fail to find THE WAY, the fault is OURS.
To enjoy the Heaven that is within us, to begin here and now to live the life eternal, takes only a fuller understanding of the POWER-THAT-IS-WITHIN-US.
Even now, with the limited knowledge at our command, we can control circumstances to the point of making the world without an EXPRESSION of our own world within, where the REAL THOUGHTS, THE REAL POWER, RESIDES. Through this world WITHIN you can find the solution of EVERY PROBLEM, the cause for every effect. Discover it --- and ALL POWER, ALL POSSESSION IS WITHIN YOUR CONTROL.
For the world without is but a REFLECTION OF THE WORLD WITHIN.
Your thought CREATES the conditions your mind images. KEEP FOREVER BEFORE YOUR MIND’S EYE THE IMAGE OF ALL YOU WANT TO BE AND YOU WILL SEE IT REFLECTED IN THE WORLD WITHOUT. Think abundance, feel abundance, BELIEVE ABUNDANCE, and you will find that as you think and feel and believe, abundance will manifest itself in your daily life. But let fear and worry be your mental companions, thoughts of poverty and limitation dwell in your mind, and worry and fear, limitation and poverty will be your constant companions day and night.
Your mental concept is what counts. Its relation to matter is that of idea and form. There must be an idea before it can take form. As Dr. Terry Walter says:
“The impressions that enter the subconscious form indelible PICTURES, which are NEVER FORGOTTEN, and whose power can change the body, mind, manner, and morals; can, in fact, REVOLUTIONIZE a personality. All during our waking hours the conscious mind, through the five senses, acts as CONSTANT FEEDER to the subconscious; the senses are the temporal source of supply for the CONTENT of the soul mind; therefore, it is most important that we know and realize definitely and explicitly that every time we think a thought or feel an emotion, we are adding to the CONTENT of this powerful mind, good or bad, as the case may be. Life will be richer or poorer for the thoughts and deeds of today.”
Your thoughts supply you with LIMITLESS ENERGY which will take whatever FORM your mind demands. The thoughts are THE MOLD which crystallizes this energy into good or ill according to the FORM you impress upon it. You are FREE TO CHOOSE WHICH. But whichever you choose, THE RESULT IS TRUE. Thoughts of wealth, of power, of success, can bring only results COMMENSURATE with your idea of them. Thoughts of poverty and lack can bring only limitation and trouble.
…what was it made Napoleon the greatest conqueror of his day?
Primarily his magnificent faith in Napoleon! He had a sublime belief in his DESTINY, an absolute CONFIDENCE that obstacle was not made which Napoleon could not find a way through, or over, or around.
1. It was when he lost that confidence
2. It was when he vacillated
3. It was when he hesitated
For weeks [this occurred] between retreat and advance, that winter caught him in Moscow and ended his dreams of world empire.
Fate gave him EVERY CHANCE FIRST!
The winter snows were a FULL MONTH late in coming. But Napoleon hesitated --- and was lost.
IT WAS --- NOT--- THE SNOWS THAT DEFEATED HIM.
IT WAS --- NOT--- THE RUSSIANS.
IT --- WAS--- HIS LOSS OF FAITH...
[all emphasis mine]
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN