(4.5) The secret of thoughts creative power is spiritual activity.
(4.15) The degree of harmony we attain is determined by the degree in which we realize that we can not change the infinite but must cooperate with it.
(4.25) Constructive thinking is the ability to adjust our thought process to the will of the Universal; to cooperate with natural law.
Spiritual activity is cause an effect. All thought is a cause and how we feel is the effect. Thus, we must take responsibility for thoughts, because there is no other way to secure peace. This method of intentional thinking called is constructive thinking.
(4.26) This is accomplished by securing a perfect understanding of the principle forces, methods, and combinations of mind.
(4.16) The law of attraction rests on vibration which–in turn–rests on love. This is the principle which gives thought its dynamic power. Any thought impregnated with love is invincible.
(4.6) We may acquire the faith, courage, and enthusiasm that results in achievement by a recognition of our spiritual nature.
We learn about mind through actively observing its habits. Love adds vitality to thought (4.3), which empowers cause and effect with momentum. As we begin to experience the effects of constructive thinking, we become confident of our spiritual nature.
(4.4) Thought takes form by the law of growth.
(4.14) The effect of an understanding of natural law is a conscious recognition that we can adjust ourselves to divine and unchanging principles.
(4.24) Constructive thinking is the great business of life.
When we become aware of how our thought is a cause and form is an effect, we can adjust our thoughts to produce the growth we desire. This is constructive thinking.
(4.27) The Universal Mind is the basic fact of all existence.
(4.17) Every thought that is impregnated with love is invincible because this is a natural law.All natural laws are invincible, unchangeable, and act with mathematical exactitude–without deviation or variation.
(4.7) The secret of power is service.
Universal mind is the fountain of all creative potential. Love is an expression of our intentional support of this creative potential for the good of everyone. Directing our thoughts toward the good of all beings is how we serve others.
(4.3) Thought is given vitality by the law of love.
(4.13) A practical working knowledge of cause and effect is secured by an understanding of natural law.
(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.
“Love” is the desire for life to thrive. Thought infused with love is, necessarily, not self serving. Love is the foundation of Natural law. When we apply this understanding to our thinking, we have discovered cause and effect. When we think with intention, we become conscious of power.
(4.28) Lack, limitation, disease, disharmony, and discord are the result of the exact same law. This law acts relentlessly and is continuously brings about conditions in correspondence with the thought that originates or creates them.
(4.18) A solution to our problem seems difficult is we are uninformed or inexperienced.
(4.8) We get what we give.
Cause and effect is always working, despite intention. If we do not understand this, we may reinforce suffering by entertaining destructive thoughts. If we direct destructive thoughts toward others (cause), we experience the effects.
(4.2) Thought is carried by the law of vibration.
(4.12) Knowledge of our power, courage to dare, and the faith to do so is necessary to manifest the ideal.
(4.22) Recognition is consciousness.
Just as sound is carried by waves–radio waves of the resonance of speech–thought is, similarly, carried by vibrating waves. As we come to understand the power of thought to influence conditions and people, we develop the confidence to think intentionally. This recognition encourages the emergence of consciousness.
(4.29) Inspiration is the art of self-realization–the art of adjusting the individual mind to the Universal mind; a recognition of the omnipresence of omniscience.
(4.19) It is impossible for the mind to grasp an entirely new idea if there is not a corresponding vibratory cell capable of receiving the idea.
(4.9) The silence is a physical stillness.
Inspiration comes from a recognition of the emergence of consciousness, which is supported by our initiative to ensure our thoughts and behavior encourage this emergence within all living beings. We should reinforce this initiative constantly, as repetition is the best method for (re)programing our subconscious. The ability to be physically still is a step toward allowing the mind to become still.
(4.1) Thought is spiritual energy.
(4.11) Any purpose in life may be achieved through a scientific understanding of the spiritual nature of truth.
(4.21) Power depends upon recognition and use.
Truth is what we have chosen to believe. In this context, truth is subjective, not absolute. If it were not subjective, we would all agree on what truth is. The power of belief is a recognition that belief empowers us to act with confidence.
(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think, thus, our quality of thought determines experiences we meet in life.
(4.20) Wisdom is secured through concentration. It is an unfoldment. It comes from within.
(4.10) The silence is the first step toward self control; self mastery.
Actions are based on the thoughts that precede them. The more concentrated our directed attention is upon the action, the greater the impact of our action. Silencing internal dialogues is the goal. Silencing our physical body (remaining still) is a step toward this achievement. We must learn to rest.
(1.1) The world without is a reflection of the world within.
Quieting the physical body helps quiet the mind.
(3.5) The result of the disruption of energy throughout the body is every ill which humans are afflicted.
(3.15) Jesus, Plato, and Swedenborg all advocated this teaching.
(3.25) Thought is the seed that results in action. Action results in form.
Ultimately, the nature of our thought is responsible for ensuring the distribution (or lack of) throughout our body. This has been recognized by a variety of prominent historical figures.
(3.26) Form depends upon the rate of vibration.
(3.16) We are thinking on the plane of the absolute where–having planted a seed–if left undisturbed, will germinate into fruition.
(3.6) This energy can be controlled and directed by conscious thought.
Thought radiates as vibration and influences our resonance between extremes. The “seed” is thought. Thought is the cause. How we perceive conditions are the effect.
(3.4) This distribution may be interrupted by resistant, critical, discordant thought–but especially by fear.
(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.
(3.24) We are related to this creative principle by our ability to think.
The creative potential of the unconscious is accessed through the solar plexus and amplified by belief. Our predominant mental attitude reveals our belief. We may have theoretical beliefs which are simply ideals that do not match our predominant mental attitude. Thus, belief is a complex of thoughts that support our perception of our place in the world. Belief becomes compromised by resistant, critical, discordant thought–but especially by fear.
(3.27) Mental action depends upon polarity-action and interaction between the individual and the Universal.
(3.17) This belief is scientifically intact because it supports the forward movement of nature (natural law).
(3.7) Fear can be eliminated by an understanding and recognition of the true source of power.
Ruminating mind fluctuates its position along the spectrum of extremes. These extremes are polarity. Polarity is what keeps nature moving forward. When we understand polarity, then we understand that directed attention (along the spectrum) is the what determines our experience.
(3.3) The solar plexus is the central point of distribution for energy the body is constantly generating.
(3.13) Need, want, and desire–in the largest sense–induce, guide, and determine action
(3.23) The Universal Mind-the creative energy from which all things proceed–is the creative principle of the spiritual, mental, and physical world.
The solar plexus distributes energy throughout the body. Some of the ways we direct energy is through need, want, and desire. The solar plexus is our channel of communication with creative potential.
(3.28) Mental action depends upon polarity-action and interaction-between the individual and the Universal.
(3.18) Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things unseen.
(3.8) Our predominant mental attitude determines the experiences we meet in life.
Our perception of form is a result of our choice to designate extremes. This process is called thinking. Our “faith” in the spectrum of extremes/designations is what gives us the confidence to act. The nature of our designations will be determined by our predominant mental attitude.
(3.2) The sympathetic system of nerves is the organ of the subconscious mind.
(3.12) Inductive reasoning is a method of study which has revealed a reign of law which marks an epoch in human progress.
(3.22) Extremes are not separate entities but parts or aspects of the whole.
The subconscious can be “reset” by accessing the sympathetic nervous system. Inductive reasoning is a method of observation that allows us to gather information about our subconscious default behaviors. We categorize the results of this information along a spectrum of extremes.
(3.29) Creative power originates in the Universal but can manifest itself, only, through the individual.
(3.19) The law of attraction is the principle by which faith is brought forth into manifestation.
(3.9) To awake the solar plexus, mentally state what is wanted.
Thinking allows the individual to access the creative potential of the Universe/Nature. Belief is the key to maintaining a predominant mental attitude. What we believe is our attitude. The solar plexus is “phone” by which we communicate our attitude to the Universal, and the Universal responds by using the solar plexus to distribute energy-via vibration–through our body and out from our body.
(3.1) The cerebral spinal system of nerves is the organ of the conscious mind.
(3.11) Inductive reasoning is a process of the objective mind in which we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all.
(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names such as inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and bad.
The cerebral spinal system carries the information gathered by our senses to the brain. This information is utilized by our consciousness in the process of Inductive reasoning. During this process, we categorize extremes to see a common factor within experience.
(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. He no longer acts upon the Universal. There is consequently, no action or interaction. The Universal is pure mind in static form; mind at rest.
(3.20) An understanding of the law of attraction has eliminated the elements of caprice and uncertainty in our lives and substituted law, reason, and certitude.
(3.10) Universal Mind is the creative principle of the universe.
Eating generates the energy required for thinking. We direct our attention with confidence knowing every effect is produced by a cause, and the cause is our predominant mental attitude. This principle is possible because all creative potential originates within the Universal–the macrocosm–and thought is the microcosm.