(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.