(1.30) The symbol is only the outward form of the spiritual reality within, therefore, unless we possess the spiritual reality, the form disappears.
(1.28) Concentration is secured by the development of perception, wisdom, insight, and sagacity.
(1.23) Spiritual truth is the control factor in this method of thought.
(1.21) The true method of concentration is to become so identified with our object of thought that we’re conscious of nothing else.
Religion and philosophy are symbols. If we lose sight of what the symbols represent, the symbols have no power. Power is concentration. Concentration is the control factor of every situation. We develop concentration by identifying with our goal. This is spiritual power.
(2.30) We receive thought, which is substance in equilibrium, and is constantly being differentiated in thought by what we think.
(2.28) The law of growth depends upon reciprocal action. This makes it possible to receive only as we give.
(2.23) Creative power originates in the Universal.
(2.21) Individuals are measured by the degree of intelligence they manifest.
We give and receive thought. We must give in order to receive. We receive what we give. Thus, what we give our attention to determines who we become. This creative power originates in the Universal. Intelligence can be measured by our willingness to apply this principle–the principle of cause and effect/law of attraction.
(3.30) Inspiration is the result of self-realzation. It is the art of adjusting the individual mind to the universal mind; a recognition of the omnipresence of omniscience.
(3.28) Mental action depends upon polarity–action and interaction between the individual and the Universal.
(3.23) Universal Mind–the eternal energy from which all things proceed–is the creative principle of the spiritual, mental, and physical world.
(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names such as inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and bad.
Inspiration is a form of awareness. A willingness to apply the principles of natural law. These principles depend upon Universal energy requires polarity. Energy always requires polarity. Polarity exists because of extremes.
(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think. Thus, our quality of thought determines the conditions we meet in life.
(4.28) All lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord, are the result of the exact same law. This law works relentlessly and is continuously bringing about conditions in correspondence to our thoughts.
(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.
(4.21) Power depends upon recognition and use.
Thought determines how we experience conditions we encounter. This is a natural law. By observing that thoughts are causes, and perceptions are effects, we discover the source of power is our quality of thought. We must recognize and apply this knowledge to utilize this power.