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.
I can form things in my thought, and by impressing my thought upon formless substance can cause the thing I think about to be created.
In order to do this, I must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; otherwise, I cannot be in harmony with the Formless Intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive in spirit.
I am in full harmony with the Formless Substance by entertaining lively and sincere gratitude for the blessings it bestows upon me. Gratitude unifies my mind with the intelligence of Substance so that my thoughts are received by the Formless. I can remain upon the creative plane only by uniting myself with the Formless Intelligence through a deep and continuous feeling of gratitude.
I have formed a clear and definite mental image of the things I wish to have, to do, or to become; and I must hold this mental image in my thoughts while being deeply grateful to the Supreme that all my desires are granted to me. I must spend my leisure hours in contemplating my Vision, and in earnest thanksgiving that the reality is being given to me.
In order to receive my own when it shall come to me, I must be active; and this activity can only consist in more than filling my present place. I must keep in mind the Purpose to get rich through the realization of my mental image. And I must do, every day, all that can be done that day, taking care to do each act in a successful manner. I must give to every man a use value in excess of the cash value he receives so that each transaction makes for more life, and I must so hold the Advancing Thought that the impression of increase will be communicated to all with whom I come in contact.
I will certainly get rich; and the riches I receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of my vision, the fixity of my purpose, the steadiness of my faith, and the depth of my gratitude.