“To change your mood or mental state, change your vibration.”
Change your mental vibrations by an effort of Will, in the direction of deliberately fixing the Attention upon a more desirable state. Will directs the Attention, and Attention changes the vibration.
Cultivate the Art of Attention by means of the Will, and you have solved the secret of the Mastery of Moods and Mental States.
“To destroy an undesirable rate of mental vibration, put into operation the Principle of Polarity and concentrate upon the opposite pole to that which you desire to suppress. Kill out the undesirable by changing its Polarity.”
If you are possessed of Fear, do not waste time trying to ‘kill out’ Fear, but instead cultivate the quality of Courage, and the Fear will disappear.
To kill out a negative quality, concentrate upon the Positive Pole of that same quality, and the change from negative to positive will become polarized on the Positive Pole instead of the Negative.
By changing your Polarity you may master your moods, change your mental states, remake your disposition, and build up character.
“Mind may be transmuted from state to state, degree to degree, condition to condition, Pole to Pole, vibration to vibration.”
The mastery of Polarization is the mastery of the fundamental principles of Mental Transmutation, or Mental Alchemy, for unless one acquires the art of changing his own Polarity, he will be unable to affect his environment.
“Rhythm may be neutralized by an application of the Art of Polarization.”
“Nothing escapes the Principle of Cause and Effect, but there are many planes of Causation, and one may use the Laws of the higher to overcome the Laws of the lower.”
By being able to master ones own moods and feelings, and by being able to neutralize Rhythm, they are able to escape a great part of the operations of Cause and Effect on the ordinary plane.
The masses of people are carried along, obedient to their environment, the words and desires of others stronger than themselves, the effects of inherited tendencies, the suggestions of those about them, and other outward causes which tend to move them about on the chess-board of life like mere pawns.
By dominating ones moods, emotions, impulses and feelings they create for themselves new characters, qualities and powers by which they overcome their ordinary environment and thus become practical players instead of mere pawns. They use the Principle of Cause and Effect instead of being used by it.
The ‘Wise Ones’ serve on the higher, but rule on the lower. They obey the Laws coming from above them, but on their own plane, and those below them, they rule and give orders.
The wise man falls in with the Law, and by understanding its movements he operates it, instead of being its blind slave. Just as does the skilled swimmer turn this way and that way, instead of being as the log which is carried here and there ~ so is the wise man compared to the ordinary man ~ yet both swimmer and log, wise man and fool, are subject to Law. He who understands this is well on the road to Mastery.
“True Hermetic Transmutation is a Mental Art.”
In the above axiom, the Hermetists teach that the great work of influencing ones environment is accomplished by Mental Power. The Universe, being wholly mental, it follows that it may be ruled only by mentality.
If the Universe be Mental in its Substantial nature, then it follows that Mental Transmutation must change the conditions and phenomena of the Universe. If this be understood then all the so-called ‘miracles’ and ‘wonder-workings’ are seen plainly for what they are. THE ALL is Mind, the Universe is Mental.
~ The Kybalion