Wisdom Of The Ages
There once lived a man who tapped the secrets of the Universe. He is not a fable, deity or exaggerated bigger than life figure; he was a man of flesh and blood that lived here in the United States from 1871-1963. His name is Walter Russell. He was revered for his achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture, and for his unified theory in physics and cosmogony. Russell was also proficient in philosophy, music, ice-skating and was a professor at the institution he founded, the University of Science and Philosophy.
A true Renaissance man, in 1963, Walter Cronkite commenting on Dr. Walter Russell’s passing, referred to him as “…the Leonardo DaVinci of our time.” Following are his five laws of success (excerpts from 'The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of The Universe'; Glenn Clark).
Humility – “Until one learns to lose one’s self he cannot find himself. No one can multiply himself by himself. He must first divide himself and give himself to the service of all, thus placing himself within all others through acts of thoughtfulness and service. The personal ego must be suppressed and replaced with the ‘universal ego.’ One must not be the part, one must be the whole. Early in life I found that to achieve greatness one had to go only one inch beyond mediocrity, but that one inch is so hard to go that only those who become aware of God in them can make the grade, for no one can achieve that one inch alone.”
Reverence – “No one can make a sale, write a book or invent anything without first having that deep reverence which makes him know and feel that he is merely an interpreter of the thought-world, one who is creating a product of some kind to fit a purpose. If you always look toward the visible product, you merely look toward the effects of cause. If you look reverently in the inward direction toward your inner self you will be amazed at what you will find.”
Inspiration – “Inspiration comes only to those who seek it with humility toward their own achievements and reverence toward the achievements of God. With love of your work, love of life and reverence for the universal force which gives you unlimited power for the asking, you may sit on the top of the world if you desire to sit there. Flashes of inspiration come only to those who plug in to the universe and become harmonious with its rhythms by communion with it. The Universe does not bestow favors upon the few whom it seeks out as its interpreters. It is just the reverse. The universe gives to those who ask without favor. The electric plug which connects you is desire. Ask and you shall receive. You must, yourself, do the asking. In my philosophy is a passage which reads, ‘Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.’"
Deep Purpose – “And how make that transformation within you? A deep and genuine purpose. As I have said before, successful men of all ages have learned to multiply themselves by gathering thought-energy into a high potential and using it in the direction of the purpose intended. There is no use for energy of any kind whatsoever unless there is a plan back of it. You cannot get creative value out of concentrated energy by letting it go back into the static condition from which you borrowed it, unless you have a plan for its use. You can become a great creator or a little one as the intensity of your desire is little or great. There are no limitations set by this electric universe upon any man’s multiplication of power. Each man sets his own limitations in accordance with his own desire.”
Joy – “You will be amazed when I tell you that the compensating principle of balance which reloads you with new thought-energy after you have expended all in some creation lies in those very simple qualities of your consciousness which we know by the names of joy, happiness, enthusiasm, inspiration, intuition, effervescence, and by that climaxing word of all words, ecstasy. By ecstatic, I mean that rare mental condition which makes an inspired man so supremely happy in his mental concentration that he is practically unaware of everything which goes on around him extraneous to his purpose, but is keenly and vitally aware of everything pertaining to his purpose.”
The above are words of wisdom from Dr. Walter Russell, a man who truly tapped the secrets of the Universe. As you celebrate this 2021 holiday season prior to going headfirst into 2022, remember the best gifts we ever receive are those we give ourselves. Since we can't give what we don't have; recognize the humility, reverence, inspiration, deep purpose and joy our creator has bestowed on all of us. You are truly powerful beyond measure…live your magnificence and manifest your brilliance within. “Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.”