4.25-30

(4.25) Correct Scientific Thought is the ability to adjust our thought process to the will of the universal; to cooperate with natural law.

This is how we integrate knowledge. Knowledge must be the catalyst for adjusting our behavior to support our ideal state.

(4.26) This is acquired by securing a perfect understanding of the principle forces, methods, and combinations of mind.

Forces, ie. magnetism/cause and effect

Methods, ie. inductive reasoning

Combinations, ie. dialogue and activity replacement (pattern interupts)

(4.27) The universal mind is the basic fact of all existence.

(1.5) The universal mind is the life principle of every atom in existence.

(4.28) The cause of all lack, limitation, disease, disharmony and discord are the result of the exact same law. This law acts relentlessly and is continually bringing about conditions in correspondence to the thought that originated or created them.

Thought which does not support nature/universal mind (the principle of life to thrive) is responsible for every ill the human race has been afflicted (3.5).

(4.29) Inspiration is the art of self realization. It is the art of adjusting the individual mind to that of the universal mind; a recognition of the omnipresence of omnipotence.

Self realization is awareness of self as distinct from ego. We must rise above “ego” to recognize it.

Omnipresence is existing everywhere.

Omniscience is unlimited knowledge.

(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think, thus, our quality of thought determines conditions we meet in life.

Our quality of thought can be measured by its support of natural law. Does our thought support the right of all life to thrive equally?

4.19-24

(4.19) It is impossible for the mind to receive an entirely new idea if there is not a corresponding vibratory cell capable of receiving the idea.

This is why repetition is such an effective way to learn. We become masters of what we repeat (practice).

(4.20) Wisdom is secured through concentration. It is an unfoldment; it comes from within.

Concentration is a byproduct of repetition (practice). As muscle memory becomes subconscious, we go into a kind of trance and are able to think “above” the task we are performing. This happens regularly during all habitual tasks. When we choose the task, intentionally (ritual), and allow ruminating mind to go into a trance, we have discovered the most effective method for learning.

(4.21) Power depends upon recognition and use. Use determines it’s existence.

We must integrate the lessons we become aware of or we will not remain conscious of what we have learned.

(4.22) Recognition is consciousness.

To recognize/become aware of

(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.

Nature becomes aware of itself as we begin to think “above” the conditions we encounter. Intention is the anchor of the this observer state.

(4.24) The great business of life is correct scientific thought.

Correct (scientific) thought is thought in harmony with nature. The quality of a scientist that makes it distinct is the scientists role as an observer.

4.13-18

(4.13) A practical working knowledge of cause and effect is secured through an understanding of natural law.

The principle of nature is survival; that life flourish.

(4.14) The effect of an understanding of natural law is a conscious realization that we can adjust ourselves to dive and unchanging principles.

If we understand the principle of natural law, we can adjust our thoughts (cause) in support of this principle and, in turn, attract the object of our thought/manifest our desire (effect).

(4.15) The degree of success we achieve is indicated by the degree in which we realize we can not change the infinite but must participate with it.

All nature is an expression of this infinite creative power of the universal. No amount of logic or effort can change the principles of nature.

(4.16) The law of attraction rests on vibration which, in turn, rests on love. This is the principle that gives thought its dynamic power. Any thought impregnated with love is invincible.

Attraction works like magnetism does; the vibration produced by polarity. Love amplifies this signal.

(4.17) It is invincible because it is a natural law. All natural laws are invincible, unchangeable and act with mathematical certitude. Without deviation or variation.

The sooner we realize this, the sooner we can let go of our attachment to circumstance.

(4.18) A solution to our problem seems overwhelming if we are uninformed or inexperienced.

Uninformed – lacking knowledge.

Inexperienced – lacking experience.

Knowledge is integrated through experience. 

Knowledge without experience is lacking. Experience without knowledge is futile.

4.7-12

(4.7) The secret of power is service.

Serving others is how we give love and we know love adds vitality to thought (4.3), thus, service empowers the magnetism (power) that attracts to us the things we desire.

(4.8) We get what we give.

We serve others with the quality of thought directed toward them. We receive from others based on their quality of thought directed to/about us.

We tend to think of others based on the impression or story we tell ourselves about the story we think they tell themselves about us. We can influence the story others tell themselves by how we think about them (our thought influences their story).

(4.9) The silence is a physical stillness.

A physical stillness is meditative because it allows the nervous system to recharge. The longer the silence, the more of a recharge.

(4.10) The silence is the first step toward self control; self mastery.

The most practical and easy way you can participate in the journey of consciousness becoming aware of itself is to “sit” in silence. There is no need to worry about “taming” ruminating mind because you will never be able to accomplish this by any logical method. This is most often overlooked by meditators, who have westernized meditation into some form of intellectual wrestling match.

You are free to think about anything you would like. The key is to sit in absolute silence. Make silence your priority in meditation, along with posture and breathing (don’t hold your breath! Ensure you are breathing normally and consciously aware of the inhale and exhale).

As you learn to tame physical restlessness, mental restlessness will gradually dissipate. This is the real “secret” of meditation: don’t put the cart before the horse. It is within our ability to control our physical movements, because it is conscious behavior. As such, our priority should be on fixing our attention toward the things we can change.

Rather than trying to control what you are unable to change (mental/subconscious), focus on what you can (physical/conscious).

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind in instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will. 

(4.11) Any purpose in life may be achieved through a scientific understanding of the spiritual nature of truth.

Thought creates and reinforces personal truth. These beliefs inform and influence every decision we will make. Decisions determine opportunities we meet.

(4.12) Knowledge of our power, courage to dare, and the faith to do so are necessary steps to materialize the ideal.

Power is polarity; understanding that energy is generated by the interaction between individual mind and unlimited creative potential (universal).

Courage comes from confidence in the bigger picture: natural law–the pursuit of life to thrive.

Faith is confidence.

4.1-6

(4.1) Thought is spiritual energy.

(3.7) This energy may be controlled and directed by conscious thought.

(4.2) Thought is carried by the rate of vibration.

(3.26) Form depends on the rate of vibration. 

(4.3) Thought is given vitality by the law of love.

The law of love is the law of nature: the principle of life to thrive.

(2.26) The means of existence is carried into effect by the law of love. 

(4.4) Thought takes form by the law of growth.

(2.28) The law of growth depends upon reciprocal action. The individual is complete at all times and this makes it possible to receive only as we give.

(4.5) The secret of thoughts creative power is spiritual activity.

Spiritual activity is cause and effect.

(1.6-7) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the universal and bring it into manifestation. The result of this action and interaction is cause and effect. Every thought is a cause, every condition, an effect.

(4.6) We may acquire the faith, courage, and enthusiasm that results in achievement by a recognition of our spiritual nature.

Deep Dive #4: Nurture vs. Domination

Nurture and Domination are the two extremes on either side of the relationship spectrum. We often slide from or between extremes because thought determines our rate of vibration (3.25-26) and thought is substance in equilibrium (2.30). When the object of our attention shifts, our rate of vibration is modified (3.27).

The Observer Gets To Decide

You can not silence the monkey mind.

As soon as I ask you not to think of a blue unicorn, you already have. If you are meditating to eliminate internal dialouges you will be disappointed and very frustrated because the internal dialogues will only get louder as your attention is drawn to your inability to stop thinking. Even in sleep, ruminating mind continues its quest to extact value and meaning from experience.

The point of meditation is silence. When we are absolutely still, our nervous system has an opportunity to reset itself.

The silence is a physical stillness. The silence is the first step towards self control; self mastery. (4.7-8).

Dialouge Replacement is the technique in which we introduce internal dialogues that support our ideal state. By meditating on these optimal dialouges, we must, neccesarily, sacrifice unwanted dialouges because conscious mind can only focus on so much at any given time. These new dialouges create new subconscious beliefs and repetition reinforces them. This is the essence of mantras, and functions by the law of growth.

(2.28) The law of growth depends upon reciprocal action. The individual is complete at all times and this makes it possible to receive only as we give.

Thought is substance in equalibrium (2.30), and this substance is constantly changing form based on where we direct our attention. In other words, our experience of conditions is a result of our directed attention.

Increasing our practice

Increasing our practice is essential. By increasing our practice we must, neccesarily, adjust our habits. This brings unconscious patterns into awareness. Awareness allows us to consciously replace habits with intentional rituals (your practice).

The more we can remain conscious observers of experience rather than lose ourselves in the drama of conditions, the richer and more rewarding experience will become.

Pattern Interupts is a technique where the individual introduces discipline (ritual) into their life for the purpose of replacing how they spend time; ensuring time is spent in action that supports an ideal state.

The Observer State is the ideal state because the Observer gets to decide.

3.25-30

(3.25) Thought is the seed that results in action. Action results in form.

Any consistent thought will germinate into fruition (3.16)

Form is observable through the senses.

(3.26) Form depends upon the rate of vibration.

Everything in our environment is reacting or responding to our rate of vibration (character).
The transmission of our rate of vibration is transmitted by our subconscious and recieved by the subconscious of others.

(3.27) The rate of vibration depends upon the mental element.

What we think about determines our character which-in turn-determines how others will respond or react to us.

(3.28) Mental action depends upon polarity; action and interaction between the individual and the universal.

This is the principle of cause and effect/the law of attraction.

(3.29) Creative power originates in the universal but can manifest itself, only, though the individual.

The universal is the life principle of every atom in existence (1.5). Life originates in the inorganic world only by the introduction of a living form (2.14) Form is determined by mental action (thought) (3.26-27).

(3.30) The individual is so important because the universal is static and requires energy to start it in motion. This is furnished by food which is converted into energy and–in turn–allows the individual to think. When he stops eating he stops thinking. There is, consequently, no action and interaction. The universal is pure mind in static form; mind at rest.

3.19-24

(3.19) The law of attraction is the natural law by which faith is brought forth into manifestation.

Natural law is the creative potential of life to thrive.

The law of attraction is an expression of natural law in the individual; it is the polarity (energy) created by interaction between the individual and the universal (thinking).

(3.20) An understanding of the law of attraction has eliminated the element of caprice and uncertainty in mens lives and substituted law, reason and certitude.

Caprice is a sudden mood or behavior change.

…the law of love (life), reason (inductive), certitude (confidence).

(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names such as inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and bad.

(3.22) These are not separate entities but parts or aspects of the whole.

While labeling experience can be a helpful tool for communicating with others, the tool becomes a weapon if we apply extremes to processing and understanding our individual experience.

(3.23) Universal mind–the eternal energy from which all things proceed–is the creative principle of the spiritual, mental and physical world.

Each individual is an outlet (1.10) of this eternal/infinite energy (2.15).

The physical world is the objective (1.3) world of physical matter.

The mental world is how we process experience (ego).

The spiritual world refers to how our thoughts modify perception (self).

(3.24) We are related to this creative principle by our ability to think.

ie. Spirituality

3.13-18

(3.13) Need, want, and desire–in the largest sense– induce, guide, and determine action.

(3.14) The formula for the unerring solution to every problem is to believe our desires have already been fulfilled. Their accomplishment will soon follow.

An “unerring solution to every problem” is not always the removal of the condition, rather the condition no longer appears to be a problem. This often leads to a disolution of the condition as we move our attention away from reinforcing it.

Ruminating mind is constantly trying to attatch value and meaning to conditions we experience. In so doing, it creates “problems” by assuming unwelcome conditions are “bad,” while completely overlooking their importance in the big picture, which ego and fear are unable to see.

Distracting ourselves is maya (illusion). Redirecting our attention with conscious intent is empowering.

Conscious intent ensures we remain aware of conditions without getting caught up or lost in the “story” ego reinforces through belief.

(3.15) Jesus, Plato, and Swedenborg all advocated this teaching.

(3.16) We are thinking on the plane of the absolute where–having planted a seed–if left undisturbed, will germinate into fruition.

Regardless of our belief in this principle, it works. Spiritual truth is the confidence (belief) that our thoughts create perception, that perception determines action, and action–in turn–determines how further conditions will unfold. Our awareness of this process allows us to participate. The most effective method is to substitute unsupportive thoughts with supportive ones.

(3.17) This belief is scientifically intact because it is natural law.

Creative potential to thrive is the basic life principle of nature (1.5).

Unlimited creative potential is generated by thought (polarity between the individual and the universal).

(3.18) “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things unseen.

Faith is, thus, the “unerring solution to every problem.” (3.14)

The principle works regardless of our belief, but our belief in neccesary to participate in the process.