The Master Key System Part 3 — Fourth Initiate

By Charles F. Haanel

The Master Key System Part 3 from Fourth Initiate


You have found that the Individual may act on the Universal, and that the result of
this action and interaction is cause and effect. Thought, therefore, is the cause, and the
experiences with which you meet in life are the effect.
Eliminate, therefore, any possible tendency to complain of conditions as they have
been, or as they are, because it rests with you to change them and make them what you
would like them to be.
Direct your effort to a realization of the mental resources, always at your command,
from which all real and lasting power comes.
Persist in this practice until you come to a realization of the fact that there can be no
failure in the accomplishment of any proper object in life if you but understand your
power and persist in your object, because the mind-forces are ever ready to lend
themselves to a purposeful will, in the effort to crystalize thought and desire into actions,
events and conditions.
Whereas in the beginning of each function of life and each action is the result of
conscious thought, the habitual actions become automatic and the thought that controls
them passes into the realm of the subconscious; yet it is just as intelligent as before. It is
necessary that it become automatic, or subconscious, in order that the self-conscious
mind may attend to other things. The new actions will, however, in their turn, be come
habitual, then automatic, then subconscious in order that the mind again may be freed
from this detail and advanced to still other activities.
When you realize this, you will have found a source of power which will enable you
to take care of any situation in life which may develop.


  1. The necessary interaction of the conscious and subconscious mind requires a
    similar interaction between the corresponding systems of nerves. Judge Troward
    indicates the very beautiful method in which this interaction is effected. He says:
    The cerebro-spinal system is the organ of the conscious mind and the sympathetic
    is the organ of the subconscious. The cerebro-spinal is the channel through which
    we receive conscious perception from the physical senses and exercise control
    over the movements of the body. This system of nerves has its centre in the brain.

When fear is effectually and completely destroyed, your light will shine, the
clouds will disperse and you will have found the source of power, energy and life.

  1. But the man who knows that he has a Solar Plexus will not fear criticism or
    anything else; he will be too busy radiating courage, confidence, and power; he
    will anticipate success by his mental attitude; he will pound barriers to pieces, and
    leap over the chasm of doubt and hesitation which fear places in his path.


  1. It is the method by which every great inventor, every great financier, every great
    statesman has been enabled to convert the subtle and invisible force of desire,
    faith and confidence into actual, tangible, concrete facts in the objective world.

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Originally published at on November 5, 2020.



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