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or unwise thing, the clouds of dull feeling roll over and darken his center of Light, and say No to him.

And if he goes heedlessly on acting against the admonitions of his center of Light, the clouds keep piling up, and his heart sinks down and down under the leaden weight, and he rarely ever catches even a glimpse of his center of Light. He is “gloomy,” we say. And he grows reckless and defiant and rushes on blindly to "a bad end.”

He never understood himself. He never knew that the center of Light within him is his most precious possession, the star alone which could guide him into all good. So he hid it with clouds of doubt, and fear, and distrust—with clouds of ignorance, of NON-RECOGNITION. He “paid no attention” to it.

And so used was he to living in clouds of distrust that he never realized that there could be a lighter heart than his. He laughed loudly, and tossed off sparkling wine, and thought he was having a “good time.”

Until the crash came, having obscured his center of Light, there was nothing but his brain to guide his actions. He made mistakes. Then came the crash and a standstill; and he found himself and his heavy heart and the dark clouds, and the bot­tom dropped out of everything.

But in the midst of despair he found the priceless jewel—the Urim and Thummim—his own center of Light. And behold, the crash was a Good Thing—the best business investment he ever made. He has through it realized the Way, the Truth, the Light of his own soul. Now, he will walk softly in the Light and there will come no more crashes.

I wonder if you think this is a fanciful bit of symbology. It is not. It is plain fact described in the plainest language I have at command.

You have a light at your center, in the region called the solar (or light) plexus. When you feel depressed you feel the effects of literal clouds, caused by doubt, distrust, fear, anger, resent­ment, grief, etc.

Back of those clouds shines the eternal Light, at your center— the light meant to guide you and no other, on your way.

Shall I tell you what to do? Get still. Quit running around

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