5.12-7

(5.12) We may know this method is correct by not permitting a tyrannical prejudice to neglect or mutilate unwelcome facts.

A tyrannical prejudice to neglect or mutilate unwelcome facts is a quality of behavior that identifies a  dependency on absolutes (dogma).

(5.11) Observe individual facts carefully, patiently, and accurately before venturing to make a statement of natural law.

The importance of thorough observation is due to the creative potential associated with making a statement of natural law. When we “declare” we create a perception of reality which will affect our ability to react or respond to conditions we meet in life.

(5.10) The possession of power is contingent upon a proper use of the power already in our possession.

Power comes through applied knowledge. Thus, to possess (be possessed by) more power, we must continue to apply the knowledge we have gained.

…Many seem to think knowledge applies itself, which is–by no means–true. (7.20)

(5.9) All life and power come from within.

Life is experience. Power is our ability to influence conditions in life. This is accomplished by applying knowledge we have gained.

Insight enables us to understand the value of making application of knowledge we have gained…. (7.20)

(5.8) The secret of power is a recognition of the omnipresence of omniscience.

Omniscience is the capacity to know everything. This is possible because each individual is an outlet of Universal/Group Mind/Collective Conciseness. Thus, the capacity to know everything is omnipresent because we can know what every outlet of consciousness knows.

All power comes from within–the universal fountain of supply–the infinite energy of each individual, an outlet. (1.10)

(5.6) We compose and construct our mental home by the thoughts we entertain.

Our mental home is our predominant mental attitude, created by most repetitious object(s) of our thought.

 

 

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