There are for each resident of earth, two paths to
take - the Living Life or the Passing Life, a life that renews
itself or a life that exhausts itself, a life of the thoughtful
person who has preserved and retained the life-flowing vigor or
the one whose life force has been lessened. The dictionary
definition of life is really little comprehended, but it is in
reality the great truth. The definition of life is the union
of body and soul. The definition of soul -the spiritual,
rational, immortal part of man; therefore, mortal man has a
compound existence of a mortal body and an immortal soul. If
mortals could see themselves as they are seen by those on the next
plane, they would see that each person has and lives in a distinct
atmosphere that reflects all colors and is changeable as thought
changes -that great characters have great atmosphere, and, no
doubt, the idea of the halos surrounding the heads of holy persons
came from the fact that their atmosphere was so pronounced that it
could, at times, be seen.
The definition of atmosphere is "gaseous
envelope surrounding any heavenly body, the influence (mental and
moral) exerted on a person by their environment."
Now man, like the stars, has his own atmosphere
but it is not made from the influences, mental and moral, exerted
on him by his environment. It is partly inherited, but
mostly made by man himself. It is this that is the life
force of the human body, and when this is a strong, steady,
unchanging atmosphere, the body works in perfect harmony.
There are healthy atmospheres and unhealthy ones,
just as there is a healthy atmosphere on the mountain tops and
there are unhealthy ones in the swamps. As a man is master
of his thoughts and deeds, he has the power to create a healthy
body with a living, vitalizing atmosphere, and thereby lengthen
his life. When this is fully understood and realized, the
span of life will be doubled and trebled and in time carried on
almost indefinitely. As long as man believes that the span
of life is three-score-years-and-ten and that old age
and death are inevitable, his body will respond to that
belief. It will rob him of the power to create a living
atmosphere and the spirit can find no entrance to the channel
through which to express itself.
When a child is born, its atmosphere is a combined
hue of that of its parents, the color of the stronger parent
predominating. If the parents had a sense of weakness, the
atmosphere of the child usually reflects the weakness. As
the years pass on, the child by its life and thought, creates a
Everyone is free to create his own atmosphere, and
can by visualizing and affirming life, health and strength, change
it to one of life more abundant.
The mesmerism of years is the most depressing
power in the world to kill ambition and shorten life. We
really live in Eternity now and "The Kingdom of Heaven is
within" each one of us. Death will not reveal it.
Man has the power to create his own Heaven here by right
thinking. Thinking is the most important business of
life. "Out of the imaginations of the heart cometh the
issues of life." Our thought has as great a power on
our atmosphere as light has on the sensitive plate of a
camera. It receives whatever mental seed you give to it and
will create and give back to you whatever you think into it.
As time passes on and 60, 70, and 80 years are
reached, the poisonous thought that the end of life is drawing
near is a seed planted in the soil of your sub-conscious mind
which is reflected in your atmosphere. The latter starts to
shrink and that which extended for over a foot or two from the
body during youth, now each year grows smaller and smaller.
Each time age is thought of brings lessened days -- a shorter
life. The atmosphere grows weaker and less able to furnish
the life force for the mortal machine and the hour comes when this
fear has entirely destroyed the living atmosphere and as the
mortal machine has no reserve power from which to draw, death
follows, as the auto must stop when there is no gas in the tank.
This is the truth for man -- that he can create
each day a living, vitalizing atmosphere that will furnish the needed
power for his mortal machine. If it could become a fact to
us that years did not in any way produce weakness, that years only
added strength; if when we reached the prime of life, we could
mentally reverse the years, each year growing younger instead of
older, really believing that we were growing younger, decrepit old
age would in time be eliminated. This conviction would
produce a life-giving, life-sustaining atmosphere and 60, 70, 80,
90, 100 and 150 would be reached with our natural force
unabated. Our atmosphere would radiate youth and the
functions of the body would work in harmony.
"Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall
make you free." Life is God. Life is
eternal. Then, why not Live and Grow Young?