How The Mental Chemistry Works-Part Three

The structures of life, like plants and animals, are built from the materials taken from the earth, air and water, just as are the structure man builds, like reilroads and skyscrapers. if we were asked how it is possible for man to effect the construction of these railroads and buildings, we would say that it is by reason of the fact that he is an intelligent being.
If the cell has gone through the same process of social organization and evolution as man, why it is not also the same intelligent being as man? Did you ever stop to think what takes place when the surface of the body is cut or bruised? The white blood or corpuscles, as they are called, who are the general caretakers of the body, whose duty it is to look after everything in general, such as the fighting of bacteria and diseas germs and the general repair work, will sacrifice their own live by thousands if necessary to save the body. They live in the body, enjoying complete liberty. They do not float in the blood stream, except when they are in a hurry to get somewhere, but move around everywhere as separate independent beings to see that everything goes right. If a bruise or cut happens, they are at once informed, and rush to the spot by thousands and direct the repair work and if necessary they change their own occupation and take a different job, that of making collective tissue in order to bind the tissues together. In nearly every open sore, bruise or cut, they are killed in great numbers in their faithful effort to repair and close up the wound.
” When the skin is injured the white blood cells form new tissue upon the surface, while the epitelium spreads over it from the edges, stopping the growth and completing the healing processes.”
There seems to be no particular center in the body around which intelligence revolves. Every cell seems to be a center of intelligence and knows what its duties are wherever it is placed and wherever we find it. Every citizen of the cell republic is an intelligent independent existence, and all are working together for the welfare of all. Nowhere can we find more absolute sacrifice if the lives of the individuals to the general welfare of all than we do in the cell republic. The results cannot be obtained in any other way nor at any less cost of individual sacrifice, so it is necessary to their social existence. The principle of individual sacrifice to common welfare has been accepted and agreed up as the right thing and as their common duty, impartially distributed among them, and they perform their alloted work and duties regardless of their own individual comfort.
Thomas Edison said “I believe that our bodies are made up of myriads of units of life. Our body is not itself a unit of life or the unit of life.”
Everything that pertains to life is still living and cannot be destroyed. Everything that pertains to life is still subject to the laws of animals life. We have myriads of cells and it is the inhabitants in these cells, inhabitants which themselves are beyond the limits of the microscope, which vitalize our body.
To put it in another way, these life-units of which I have spoken band themselves together in countless millions and billions in order to make a man. We have too facilely assumed that each one of us is himself an unit. This, even by the high-powered microscope, and so we have assumed that the unit is the man, which we can see, and have ignored the existence of the real life units, which are those we cannot see.
No man today can set the line as to where “life” begins and ends. Even in the formation of crystals, we see a definitely ordered plan of work. Certain solutions will always form a particular kind of crystal without variation. It is not impossible that these life entities are at work in the mineral and plant as in what we call the “animal” world.
We have seen something of the chemist, something of his laboratory, something of his system of communication.
What about the product? This is a very practical age, an age of commercialism, if you please. If the chemist produces nothing of value, nothing which can be converted into cash, we are not interested.
But, fortunately, the chemist in this case produces an article which has the highest cash value of any article known to man. He provides the one thing which all the world demands, something which can be realized upon anywhere, at any time; it is not a slow asset; on the contrary its value is recognized in every marked.
The product is thought; thought rules the world. Thought rules every Guvernment, every bank, every industry, every person and everything in existence and is differentiated from everything else, simply and only because of thought.
Every person is what he is because of his method of thinking, and men and nations differ from each other only because they think differently.
What then is thought? Thought is the product of chemical laboratory possessed by every thinking individual. It is the blossom, the combined intelligence which is the result of all previous thinking processes; it is the fruit and contains the best of all that the individual has to give.
Thought is a spiritual activity; in fact it is the only activity which the spirit possesses. Spirit is the creative principle of the Universe, as a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole, and can differ only in degree, thought must be creative also.

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