Dunno, the below seems like a lot of bullshit.

      A being working for a future, must compute what needs to be done to
bring that future about.  One does not live in the present and expect
the new future to arrive.

      A hamburger pusher at Macdonalds wants to fix computers.  He
probably should take classes on computers or start playing with them.
This will involve risk in investment, as all these things cost money.

      Continuing to push hamburgers might be necessary for the moment,
but if that is ALL he devotes himself to, without computing what ELSE he
should be doing to bring about that future, the future will never

      He might wait around until a computer teacher walks into the store
and offers him a class out of blue.  More likely he will have to persue
such teachers and opportunities himself, in other words in his free time
when he isn't pushing hamburgers.

      Having a vision of what you want is useful, but whether it has any
dependable causal quality is arguable, other than making the person more
vigilant for opportunities that do fall in his lap, or more persistent
going out and hunting for them.

      A hunter has this problem all the time, he wants his land to have
so much food that the deer fall into his traps without effort.  But the
land is lean and his vision is not working.

      How long does he have to wait?  Until he is dead of starvation?

      On the other hand continuing to do what he is doing, even doing it
well or better or perfectly, will never bring him to the land across the
barren straights where the deer are plentiful.  He has to take the risk,
sometimes out of desperation, to MAKE things get knowingly worse in
order to possibly find something better in his life.

      That some divine power is looking over him, or his thought is
causal in any manner whatsoever is questionable.

      Take two star crossed lovers, crash landed on opposite sides of the
universe.  Each gets the vision and thought that they will find each
other.  When?  Before they die, just to be separated again?

      In less dire circumstances, perhaps if they are both in the same
city, they might arrange by thought alone a divine seredipity to find
each other, since ones travels through the city are very much random,
and turning left or right for a few days might run them into each other.

      Same thing in finding new customers, or closing a sale, things
mental might be causable with good mental visualization and postulate

      But making clear postulates won't stop that asteroid from coming in
and wiping out everything.  YOu can claim that's because of the weak
postulation of others, but again YOUR postulation is unlikely going to
affect their postulationg, so for somethings you are just doomed.

      It probably helps to want what you want, the guy hunting deer maybe
he can't stand deer meat, but its the only thing he knows, so his
postulates are counter opposed, to find and to not find deer meat at the
same time.

      So he makes a strong empty vision of what he really wants but
has no clue what it is either because he has forgotten it, or never
experienced it.

      His vision is then to one day know what his vision ought to be.

      Good luck,


Homer Wilson Smith   Clean Air, Clear Water,    Art Matrix - Lightlink
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On Thu, 23 Aug 2012, Clearing Archive Roboposter wrote:

>     "By thought, the thing you want is brought to you; by action you
> receive it."
> Wallace D. Wattles
> CHAPTER 11   Acting in the Certain Way
>     THOUGHT is the creative power, or the impelling force which
> causes the creative power to act; thinking in a Certain Way will bring
> riches to you, but you must not rely upon thought alone, paying no
> attention to personal action.  That is the rock upon which many
> otherwise scientific metaphysical thinkers meet shipwreck--the failure
> to connect thought with personal action.
>     We have not yet reached the stage of development, even supposing
> such a stage to be possible, in which man can create directly from
> Formless Substance without nature's processes or the work of human
> hands; man must not only think, but his personal action must
> supplement his thought.
>     By thought you can cause the gold in the hearts of the mountains
> to be impelled toward you; but it will not mine itself, refine itself,
> coin itself into double eagles, and come rolling along the roads
> seeking its way into your pocket.
>     Under the impelling power of the Supreme Spirit, men's affairs
> will be so ordered that some one will be led to mine the gold for you;
> other men's business transactions will be so directed that the gold
> will be brought toward you, and you must so arrange your own business
> affairs that you may be able to receive it when it comes to you.
>     Your thought makes all things, animate and inanimate, work to
> bring you what you want; but your personal activity must be such that
> you can rightly receive what you want when it reaches you.
>     You are not to take it as charity, nor to steal it; you must give
> every man more in use value than he gives you in cash value.
>     The scientific use of thought consists in forming a clear and
> distinct mental image of what you want; in holding fast to the purpose
> to get what you want; and in realizing with grateful faith that you do
> get what you want.
>     Do not try to 'project' your thought in any mysterious or occult
> way, with the idea of having it go out and do things for you; that is
> wasted effort, and will weaken your power to think with sanity.
>     The action of thought in getting rich is fully explained in the
> preceding chapters; your faith and purpose positively impress your
> vision upon Formless Substance, which has THE SAME DESIRE FOR MORE
> LIFE THAT YOU HAVE; and this vision, received from you, sets all the
> ACTION, but directed toward you.
>     It is not your part to guide or supervise the creative process;
> all you have to do with that is to retain your vision, stick to your
> purpose, and maintain your faith and gratitude.
>     But you must act in a Certain Way, so that you can appropriate
> what is yours when it comes to you; so that you can meet the things
> you have in your picture, and put them in their proper places as they
> arrive.
>     You can really see the truth of this.  When things reach you,
> they will be in the hands of other men, who will ask an equivalent for
> them.
>     And you can only get what is yours by giving the other man what
> is his.
>     Your pocketbook is not going to be transformed into a Fortunata's
> purse, which shall be always full of money without effort on your
> part.
>     This is the crucial point in the science of getting rich; right
> here, where thought and personal action must be combined.
>     There are very many people who, consciously or unconsciously, set
> the creative forces in action by the strength and persistence of their
> desires, but who remain poor because they do not provide for the
> reception of the thing they want when it comes.
>     By thought, the thing you want is brought to you; by action you
> receive it.
>     Whatever your action is to be, it is evident that you must act
> NOW.
>     You cannot act in the past, and it is essential to the clearness
> of your mental vision that you dismiss the past from your mind.
>     You cannot act in the future, for the future is not here yet.
> And you cannot tell how you will want to act in any future contingency
> until that contingency has arrived.
>     Because you are not in the right business, or the right
> environment now, do not think that you must postpone action until you
> get into the right business or environment.  And do not spend time in
> the present taking thought as to the best course in possible future
> emergencies; have faith in your ability to meet any emergency when it
> arrives.
>     If you act in the present with your mind on the future, your
> present action will be with a divided mind, and will not be effective.
>     Put your whole mind into present action.
>     Do not give your creative impulse to Original Substance, and then
> sit down and wait for results; if you do, you will never get them.
>     Act now.
>     There is never any time but now, and there never will be any time
> but now.  If you are ever to begin to make ready for the reception of
> what you want, you must begin now.
>     And your action, whatever it is, must most likely be in your
> present business or employment, and must be upon the persons and
> things in your present environment.
>     You cannot act where you are not; you cannot act where you have
> been, and you cannot act where you are going to be; you can act only
> where you are.
>     Do not bother as to whether yesterday's work was well done or ill
> done; do to-day's work well.
>     Do not try to do tomorrow's work now; there will be plenty of
> time to do that when you get to it.
>     Do not try, by occult or mystical means, to act on people or
> things that are out of your reach.
>     Do not wait for a change of environment, before you act; get a
> change of environment by action.
>     You can so act upon the environment in which you are now, as to
> cause yourself to be transferred to a better environment.
>     Hold with faith and purpose the vision of yourself in the better
> environment, but act upon your present environment with all your
> heart, and with all your strength, and with all your mind.
>     Do not spend any time in day dreaming or castle building; hold to
> the one vision of what you want, and act NOW.
>     Do not cast about seeking some new thing to do, or some strange,
> unusual, or remarkable action to perform as a first step toward
> getting rich.
>     It is probable that your actions, at least for some time to come,
> will be those you have been performing for some time past; but you are
> to begin now to perform these actions in the Certain Way, which will
> surely make you rich.
>     If you are engaged in some business, and feel that it is not the
> right one for you, do not wait until you get into the right business
> before you begin to act.
>     Do not feel discouraged, or sit down and lament because you are
> misplaced.  No man was ever so misplaced but that he could not find
> the right place, and no man ever became so involved in the wrong
> business but that he could get into the right business.
>     Hold the vision of yourself in the right business, with the
> purpose to get into it, and the faith that you will get into it, and
> are getting into it; but ACT in your present business.
>     Use your present business as the means of getting a better one,
> and use your present environment as the means of getting into a better
> one.
>     Your vision of the right business, if held with faith and
> purpose, will cause the Supreme to move the right business toward you;
> and your action, if performed in the Certain Way, will cause you to
> move toward the business.
>     If you are an employee, or wage earner, and feel that you must
> change places in order to get what you want, do not 'project" your
> thought into space and rely upon it to get you another job.  It will
> probably fail to do so.
>     Hold the vision of yourself in the job you want, while you ACT
> with faith and purpose on the job you have, and you will certainly get
> the job you want.
>     Your vision and faith will set the creative force in motion to
> bring it toward you, and your action will cause the forces in your own
> environment to move you toward the place you want.  In closing this
> chapter, we will add another statement to our syllabus:--
>     There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and
> which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the
> interspaces of the universe.
>     A thought, in this substance, Produces the thing that is imaged
> by the thought.
>     Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his
> thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about
> to be created.
>     In order to do this, man must pass from the competitive to the
> creative mind; he must form a clear mental picture of the things he
> wants, and hold this picture in his thoughts with the fixed PURPOSE to
> get what he wants, and the unwavering FAITH that he does get what he
> wants, closing his mind to all that may tend to shake his purpose, dim
> his vision, or quench his faith.
>     That he may receive what he wants when it comes, man must act NOW
> upon the people and things in his present environment.
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