NO man is kept poor because opportunity has been taken away from him; be-
cause other people have monopolized the wealth, and have put a fence around
it. You may be shut off from engaging in business in certain lines, but there are
other channels open to you. Probably it would be hard for you to get control of
any of the great railroad systems; that field is pretty well monopolized. But the
electric railway business is still in its infancy, and offers plenty of scope for enter-
prise; and it will be but a very few years until traffic and transportation through
the air will become a great industry, and in all its branches will give employment
to hundreds of thousands, and perhaps to millions, of people. Why not turn your
attention to the development of aerial transportation, instead of competing with
J.J. Hill and others for a chance in the steam railway world?

It is quite true that if you are a workman in the employ of the steel trust you have
very little chance of becoming the owner of the plant in which you work; but it is
also true that if you will commence to act in a Certain Way, you can soon leave the
employ of the steel trust; you can buy a farm of from ten to forty acres, and engage
in business as a producer of foodstuffs. There is great opportunity at this time for
men who will live upon small tracts of land and cultivate the same intensively;
such men will certainly get rich. You may say that it is impossible for you to get
the land, but I am going to prove to you that it is not impossible, and that you can
certainly get a farm if you will go to work in a Certain Way.

At different periods the tide of opportunity sets in different directions, accord-
ing to the needs of the whole, and the particular stage of social evolution which
has been reached. At present, in America, it is setting toward agriculture and the
allied industries and professions. Today, opportunity is open before the factory
worker in his line. It is open before the business man who supplies the farmer
more than before the one who supplies the factory worker; and before the profes-
sional man who waits upon the farmer more than before the one who serves the
working class.

There is abundance of opportunity for the man who will go with the tide, instead
of trying to swim against it.

So the factory workers, either as individuals or as a class, are not deprived of
opportunity. The workers are not being „kept down” by their masters; they are
not being „ground” by the trusts and combinations of capital. As a class, they are
where they are because they do not do things in a Certain Way. If the workers of
America chose to do so, they could follow the example of their brothers in Bel-
gium and other countries, and establish great department stores and co-opera-
tive industries; they could elect men of their own class to office, and pass laws
favoring the development of such co-operative industries; and in a few years they
could take peaceable possession of the industrial field.

The working class may become the master class whenever they will begin to do
things in a Certain Way; the law of wealth is the same for them as it is for all oth-
ers. This they must learn; and they will remain where they are as long as they
continue to do as they do. The individual worker, however, is not held down by
the ignorance or the mental slothfulness of his class; he can follow the tide of op-
portunity to riches, and this book will tell him how.

No one is kept in poverty by a shortness in the supply of riches; there is more than
enough for all. A palace as large as the capitol at Washington might be built for
every family on earth from the building material in the United States alone; and
under intensive cultivation, this country would produce wool, cotton, linen, and
silk enough to cloth each person in the world finer than Solomon was arrayed in
all his glory; together with food enough to feed them all luxuriously.

The visible supply is practically inexhaustible; and the invisible supply really IS

Everything you see on earth is made from one original substance, out
of which all things proceed.

New Forms are constantly being made, and older ones are dissolving; but all are
shapes assumed by One Thing.

There is no limit to the supply of Formless Stuff, or Original Substance. The uni-
verse is made out of it; but it was not all used in making the universe. The spaces
in, through, and between the forms of the visible universe are permeated and
filled with the Original Substance; with the formless Stuff; with the raw material
of all things. Ten thousand times as much as has been made might still be made,
and even then we should not have exhausted the supply of universal raw mate-

No man, therefore, is poor because nature is poor, or because there is not enough
to go around.

Nature is an inexhaustible storehouse of riches; the supply will never run short.
Original Substance is alive with creative energy, and is constantly producing
more forms. When the supply of building material is exhausted, more will be
produced; when the soil is exhausted so that foodstuffs and materials for clothing
will no longer grow upon it, it will be renewed or more soil will be made. When
all the gold and silver has been dug from the earth, if man is still in such a stage
of social development that he needs gold and silver, more will produced from the
Formless. The Formless Stuff responds to the needs of man; it will not let him be
without any good thing.

This is true of man collectively; the race as a whole is always abundantly rich, and
if individuals are poor, it is because they do not follow the Certain Way of doing
things which makes the individual man rich.

The Formless Stuff is intelligent; it is stuff which thinks. It is alive, and is always
impelled toward more life.

It is the natural and inherent impulse of life to seek to live more; it is the nature
of intelligence to enlarge itself, and of consciousness to seek to extend its bounda-
ries and find fuller expression. The universe of forms has been made by Formless
Living Substance, throwing itself into form in order to express itself more fully.

The universe is a great Living Presence, always moving inherently toward more
life and fuller functioning.

Nature is formed for the advancement of life; its impelling motive is the increase
of life. For this cause, everything which can possibly minister to life is bountifully
provided; there can be no lack unless God is to contradict himself and nullify his
own works.

You are not kept poor by lack in the supply of riches; it is a fact which I shall dem-
onstrate a little farther on that even the resources of the Formless Supply are at
the command of the man or woman will act and think in a Certain Way.

News Reporter

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