(2.19) A conscious recognition of the law of attraction with the intention of bringing it into existence for a definite purpose is necessary to bring this law into operation.
The law of attraction is a recognition that our environment reflects conditions correlating to our predominant mental attitude (2.8).
(2.20) Thought will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation because thought is a product of the spiritual man and spirit is the creative principle of the universe.
Thought is creative energy (2.10) and a recognition and use of this energy is power (2.23).
Spirit is the interaction (thought) between the source of all creative energy (universal) and the individual.
What makes humans district from other animals is that, as far as we know, humans are the only species able to think in this way, beyond instincts, having the specific ability to choose what conflicts with our instinct. This ability continues to allows humans to evolve at exponential growth. (For example, we have an instinct toward sugary/fatty foods because this was helpful earlier in our evolution when food was scare and we were more physically active and could, thus, burn off the calories.)
The Spiritual (hu)Man is, thus, refering to the ability of our species to think and transcend instinct and learned behavior.
(2.21) Individuals are measured by the degree of intelligence they manifest.
Intelligence is awareness; our “state of being.”
(2.22) We may control other forms of intelligence by a recognition of self as an individualization of the universal.
Each individual possesses the creative potential of nature. We direct this potential with our thoughts.
Because each individual contains properties of the universal, this means that our concentrated thought can affect others (think Quantum Entanglement).
Regardless of your tradition, “prayer” is concentrated attention. The more passionately concentrated, the more effective the results. This is why prayer in times of hardship seems to produce more consistent “answers.” Faith is an verb describing an assurance of belief. In spite of this, “Faith” is often used as a noun in modern languages to imply a religious affiliation.
(2.23) Creative power originates in the universal.
Creative power is the recognition of thoughts creative potential and our ability to use it to change our perception of conditions. Our perception must change, first, before ” form” can change. Thus, in “prayer,” our attention should be directed toward the visualization of the desired ideal state.
(2.24) The universal creates form by means of the individual.
The individual (self) is responsible for thought.
Form is the conditions of experience. Internal conditions attract external conditions. (1.1)