The purpose of this book, however, is not to give you a complete definition of Biblical symbols or exhaustive interpretations of its stories. All I hope to have done is to have indicated the way in which you are most likely to succeed in realizing your desires.
Briefly, the book states that consciousness is the one and only reality, that consciousness is the cause and manifestation is the effect. It draws the reader’s attention to this fact constantly, that the reader may always keep first things first.
This great discovery of cause reveals that, good or bad, man is actually the arbiter of his own fate, and that it is his concept of himself that determines the world in which he lives [and his concept of himself is his reactions to life].
You will find that you are not a victim of fate but a victim of faith (your own).
Only through one door can that which you seek pass into the world of manifestation. “I AM the door”. Your consciousness is the door, so you must become conscious of being and having that which you desire to be and to have.
The purpose of the story-to-story commentary that follows is to link up … the distinct but never disconnected themes of the fourteen chapters… its claim: Imagining Creates Reality!
To stir you to use The Law constructively in your own life, that is the aim of this book.
All changes of expression are brought about through a change of feeling. A change of feeling is a change of destiny.
The essence of prayer is faith; but faith must be permeated with understanding to be given that active quality…
You do not command things to appear by your words or loud affirmations. Such vain repetition is more often than not confirmation of the opposite. Decreeing is ever done in consciousness. That is, every man is conscious of being that which he has decreed himself to be.
Experience in imagination, with all the distinctness of reality, what would be experienced in the flesh were you to achieve your goal; and you shall, in time, meet it in the flesh as you met it in your imagination.
You eternally objectify that which you are conscious of being, so you forever move in a world that is the perfect personification of that which you know yourself to be.