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   Millions of people are "blind," i.e., they are psychologically and spiritually "blind" because they do not know that they become what they think all day long. Man is spiritually and mentally "blind" when he is hateful, resentful, or envious of others. He does not know that he is actually secreting mental poisons which tend to destroy him.

Thousands of people are constantly saying that there is no way to solve their problems, and their situation is hopeless. Such an attitude is the result of spiritual blindness. Man begins to see spiritually and mentally when he gets a new understanding of his mental powers, and develops a conscious awareness that the wisdom and intelligence in his subconscious can solve all his problems.

Everyone should become aware of the inter-relationship and interaction of the conscious and subconscious mind. Persons who were once blind to these truths, after careful introspection, will now begin to see the vision of health, wealth, happiness, and peace of mind that can be theirs through the correct application of the laws of mind.
- Dr. Joseph Murphy

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Dr. Joseph Murphy ( 1898 - 1981) 

SUPREME MASTERY OF FEAR - 1st Printing 1946, 14th Printing 1975 (out of print)

          Dr. Joseph Murphy was Minister-Director of the Church of Divine Science in Los Angeles for 28 years, where his lectures were attended by 1300 to 1500 people every Sunday. His daily radio program during all that time was immensely popular. He moved to Laguna Hills, California in 1976, where he continued to speak every Sunday until he made his transition in 1981.

     Dr. O. C. Smith was great friends with Dr. Joseph Murphy, his first Metaphysics teacher, and shared Dr. Murphy's consuming passion for the Truth.

         Joseph Murphy, Ph.D., D. D., was a world-renowned authority on mysticism and mind dynamics. The author of more than thirty books, including The Power of the Subconscious Mind and Secrets of the I Ching (Reward/Prentice Hall Press), he remains a beacon of enlightenment and inspiration for legions of loyal followers.

            "I have seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of life all over the world." -- Dr. Joseph Murphy.

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by Joseph Murphy, D.R.S., D.D., LL.D.
Fellow of the Andhra Research University of India

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          "The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear?  the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  Psalm 27:1

          "For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion:  in the secret of this tabernacle shall he hide me:  he shall set me up upon a rock."  Psalm 27:5


        Who is your Lord and master this very moment? Your Lord is your predominant, mental attitude; it is your conviction or belief about yourself, people, and things; this Lord can be a tyrant.  For example, if your mood is now one of resentment, that is your Lord or tyrant that governs all of your actions and all phases of your life.  If you want to invest some money, buy a new home, or some property, while in this attitude, you will do the wrong thing and say the wrong thing, because your predominant mood is negative.  The law is:  "As within, so without."  You are fearing your good, and you would react negatively.  Fear is a lack of faith or trust in God, which is a denial of His Omnipotence.

       "The Lord is my light and my salvation."  The Lord" referred to is the Lord God, or the law of God or good. To put the law of good into operation, -thereby  banishing fear once and for all, -enthrone in your mind the thoughts of power, courage, and confidence.  These thoughts will generate a corresponding mood or feeling, which will banish the arch enemy of your success and health.

        Fear, this self-made enemy of yours, must be completely destroyed before the Lord God can shine through you.  Your fear is the cloud that hides the sunshine of God.  Men have made personal devils out of fear of the past, the present, and the future.

        It is our attitude toward life that determines the experiences we are to meet.  If we expect misfortune, we shall have it.  Knowing the law of God or good, the truth student expects only good fortune.  The world is not harsh; it may seem to be, because we fail to affirm or claim the Presence of God.  Men fear criticism so much, that many of their most beautiful thoughts never see the light of day.  To the man who believes that God is the only Presence and the only Power, there is no past; he knows that if he believes in the power of the past, he is disbelieving in God.  God is the Eternal Now; there is no future and no past in God.

        This is the Gospel-the good tidings.  There is no such thing as past karma; there is only man's foolish, false belief in it.  "Now is the day of salvation!"  The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.  Your good, your health, and your success are here now; feel the reality of them; thrill to them.  Enter into the conviction that you are now the being you long to be.

<2nd Installment>  The only guilt there is, is the consciousness of guilt.  "If your sins are as scarlet, they shall be white as snow, though red like crimson, they shall be as wool."  This is the good news.  The only moment that matters is the present.  You can live only in the now, experience in the now, plan in the now, and think in the now.  Whatever you are planning or dreading, you are planning it now.  When you realize that every form of lack and limitation is the result of your wrong thinking and feeling, you shall know the Truth that sets you free.  The mountains will be removed.

         Aboriginal tribes and primitive man feared nature.  Modern man fears his fellow man.  To a great extent we have dispelled the ghosts of ancient days.  We have combatted the plagues, and we will soon control the elements.  Man is doped by modern propaganda.  Some men are afraid to live, and afraid to speak.  Mothers fear for their children.  All this is due to superstitious belief that there is another power to challenge God.

         The only evil there is, is due to lack of knowledge of the laws of life.  If we put our hand on an open wire, we get a shock, but if it is insulated properly, we do not.  The evil or shock was due to our ignorance; yet any man will admit that electricity is not evil; it blesses humanity in countless ways.  Electricity is used to play music, drive trains, fry eggs, vacuum the floors, and light the world.  Evil or fear is our misapplication and incomplete comprehension of the Omnipresence of God or good.  Where fear is, love cannot be; for error cannot dwell with understanding.

         The wealthy fear they are going to lose; the poor fear they shall not gain.  The only wealth and the only security are found in the consciousness in which we abide.  If we are conscious of being wealthy, nothing in all the world can stop us from being prosperous in our bodies and affairs.  The things men fear are unreal.  Only the One alone is real; only the One alone is Law; only the One alone is Truth.

          The jungle doctor of old has passed on many of his superstitions; consequently, countless cults today instill fear into the minds of many individuals.  Let us face the facts.  The cause of most fear is man's fear of his fellow man.  Many men pray together on Sunday, and prey on each other on Monday.

           The answer to the fear problem is understanding.  All fear is due to ignorance.  In order to express harmony, we must think and feel harmonious thoughts.  When we enter into the mood of success, confidence, and happiness, we will express similar results in all phases of our life.  When man knows that every form of discord, sickness, and lack is due to wrong thinking, he will know the Truth that sets him free.

<3RD Installment> Learn to imagine the thing desired, and then feel the reality of the state sought.  This is the easiest and quickest way to get results.  Some get results by convincing themselves of the Truth - that God is the only Presence and the only Power; this is one of the most wonderful things in all the world to know.

           Regardless of the cause of the fear, you have no one to treat or heal but yourself.  You have to convince yourself that you are now expressing Life, Love, and Truth.  Let us not fear anything or anybody; let us be busy radiating courage, confidence, and power.  In this way we will crush all obstacles in our path, and the mountains will be cast into the sea.

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