Crossover Week #12 (c)

(7.3) Idealization is the process of visualizing or idealizing the conditions that will eventually manifest in our lives.

(8.3) The imagination can be cultivated by practicing mental exercise.

(8.13) Success depends upon spiritual power.

(7.13) Suffering may be avoided by placing ourselves in harmony with natural law.

(7.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.

(8.23) To absolutely convince yourself of the truth concerning the conditions you desire to see manifest in life is the method for destroying all forms of fear.

It is important to feel our mental pictures. Feeling unlocks the true potential of visualization. Memory work is an effective mental exercise. Spiritual power is a knowledge of the creative nature of thought. Suffering is a result of resisting the integration of knowledge we have gained. This knowledge dissolves if our thoughts are selfish.  To dissolve fear, we can either–temporarily–create a new illusion (reality tunnel) or we can transform the mind by contrasting it with the Spirit.

(8.28) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into existence for the benefit of ourselves and others.

(7.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.

(7.18) We can overcome all fear, lack, limitation, poverty and discord by substituting principle in place of error.

(8.18) The source of all chaos is destructive thinking.

(8.8) The ideal held steadily in mind attracts the conditions necessary for its fulfillment.

(7.8) Earnest desire, confident expectation, and form demand are necessary steps to bring this law into operation.

If we choose not to intentionally direct our attention, our attention will be directed by conditions and distractions, at the expense of harmony.

Crossover Week #12 (b)

(7.2) By holding an image or picture in mind, we gradually–but surely–draw the thing nearer to us.

(8.2) The cultivation of the imagination leads to the development of the ideal, out of which your future will emerge.

(8.12) The true value of wealth is its exchange value.

(7.12) Difficulty and obstacle are necessary for wisdom and spiritual growth.

(7.22) We can be of the most service by keeping an open mind. Be interested in the race not the goal; the pursuit not the possession.

(8.22) We are spiritual beings and spirit must, necessarily, be perfect.

Visualization leads to manifestation, although how this manifests may not be in the way we visualize it, so it’s best to avoid becoming attached with a how. Bt exercising imagination regularly, we will develop a knowledge of our ideal state. Wealth means many things and may be considered what others value in/from us. Difficulty and obstacle provide us with an opportunity to apply our knowledge of cause & effect to transcend a reaction and create a response. In this way, we become of service to the greater plan of consciousness becoming aware of itself through our experiences and ability to transform reactions into responses. We have this opportunity to co-create, because we are spiritual beings.

(8.29) Constructive thinking is clear, decisive, calm, deliberate, sustained thought with a definite end in view.

(7.29) This is the only principle ever used or ever can be used. There is none other. That it may be used unconsciously does not alter the situation.

(7.19) We do not have to laboriously shovel the darkness out. All that is required is to turn the light on. This principle applies to every form of negative thought.

(8.19) The source of all harmony is constructive thought.

(8.9) The development of imagination, insight, perception and sagacity are the result of keen analytical observation.

(7.9) Many fail to secure harmonious conditions because they focus on loss, disease, and disaster. the law is working perfectly–fear is manifesting.

Constructive thinking is absent of uncertainty. Constructive and destructive thought are the factors of cause & effect. By actively choosing constructive thought, destructive thought evaporates. This is the secret of securing harmonious conditions. Keen analytical observation develops the qualities of thought that support Constructive thought. If we direct our attention to thoughts (causes) that do not support our ideal state, we will manifest undesired conditions.

 

 

Crossover Week #12 (a)

(7.1) Visualization is the process of creating mental pictures.

(8.1) Imagination is a form of constructive thought. It is the light that penetrates new worlds of thought and experience; the mighty instrument by which every great discoverer or inventor opens the way from precedent to experience.

(8.11) Wealth depends upon an understanding of the creative nature of thought.

(7.11) The degree of harmony we attain is determined by our ability to appropriate what we require for our growth from each experience.

(7.21) The first law of success is service.

(8.21) Every system of metaphysics depends upon a knowledge of the truth concerning ourselves and the world.

Visualization (mental pictures) are created using imagination, which is a form of constructive thought. Wealth–all forms of abundance–are effects produced by imagination. Peace and harmony are the result of our ability to assign value (learning) and meaning (purpose) to our experience. This is the essence of every system of metaphysics. Service leads us toward success.

(8.30) The result of constructive thinking is you will come to know “The Father” as Universal Mind (original awareness), which really and truly does live within you, and all things are possible and can be demonstrated by anyone with sufficient understanding.

(7.30) Success is an effect not a cause. If we want to secure the effect we must ascertain the cause-the thought or idea–by which the effect is created.

(7.20) Insight enables us to understand the value of making application of knowledge we have gained. Many seem to think knowledge applies itself, which is–by no means–true!

(8.20) Constructive thinking is an understanding of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to direct it.

(8.10) Keen analytical observation leads to opulence and harmony.

(7.10) The alternative is to concentrate on conditions you desire to see manifested in your life.

 

Constructive thinking allows us to realize the divine (original consciousness) within us. Because success is an effect, we must direct our attention toward creating the cause. When we apply this knowledge, we are transformed. We apply this knowledge by directing spiritual energy. This depends on our keen analytical observation and a willingness to apply our imagination toward manifesting our ideal state.

8th Key (e)

(8.5) Mistakes are the result of ignorance.

(8.15) We may take our fate out of the hands of chance by constantly realizing the conditions we desire to see manifest in life.

(8.25) Universal Mind is the basic fact of all existence.

Ignorance is an absence of knowledge. Realizing conditions is actively visualizing and idealizing (feeling our mental pictures), which are empowered by the creative principle of the cosmos-Universal Mind.

(8.26) Universal Mind is omnipresent. There is no place it is not. It is, therefore, within you. It is all spirit and life.

(8.16) Thinking is the great business of life.

(8.6) Knowledge is a result of mans ability to think.

Universal Mind exists within all form. Humans have the ability to think, which is the ability to co-create with this creative principle, and results in knowledge.

8th Key (d)

(8.4) Daydreaming is a form of mental dissipation while the imagination is a form of constructive thought, which precedes all constructive action.

(8.14) Spiritual power depends upon use. Use determines its existence.

(8.24) Universal Mind–in which we live and move and have our being–is one and indivisible. It is, therefore, just as possible to help others as it is to help ourselves.

Mental dissipation is destructive thinking. We must use the power we have to direct our attention towards feeling our ideal state. This same power allows us to help others.

(8.27) The nature of Universal Mind is spiritual and, consequently, creative. It seeks to express itself in form.

(8.17) Thinking is the great business of life.

(8.7) Mind is the very real moving force by which we attract the people and circumstances necessary for the completion of our plans.

Universal Mind has animated humans to become an expression of feeling. Thinking precede feeling. Thinking is a function of mind, and with it, we imagine our plans having been completed, not how they will be.

8th Key (c)

(8.3) The imagination can be cultivated by practicing mental exercise. It must receive nourishment or it can not live.

(8.13) Success depends upon spiritual power.

(8.23) To absolutely convince yourself of the conditions you desire to see manifested in life is the method for destroying all forms of fear.

Imagination is the art of creating mental pictures that support our ideal state. Spiritual power is feeling.  It is not enough to create mental pictures, we must feel the emotion of these mental pictures/conditions to activate the power to destroy fear and realize the manifestation of our desires.

(8.28) The source of all inharmony is destructive thought.

(8.18) Thought is spiritual and, therefore, creative. To consciously control thought is to, therefore, control circumstances, conditions, environment and destiny.

(8.8) The ideal held steadily in mind attracts the conditions necessary for its fulfillment.

Destructive thought is mental pictures and dialogues that do not support our ideal state/outcome. When we direct our thoughts toward our ideal, we are being creative.

 

 

8th Key (b)

(8.2) The cultivation of the imagination can lead to the development of opulence and harmony, if directed constructively.

(8.12) The true value of wealth is its exchange value.

(8.22) The real “I” is spiritual and consequently creative. It seeks to express itself in form.

Imagination leads to visualization (mental pictures) which, in turn, leads to idealization (feeling). Abundance (wealth) offers freedom which offers time. As spiritual beings, we realize our perfection through the process of separating the observer (self) from the observed (ego).

(8.29) Constructive thinking is clear, decisive, calm, deliberate, sustained thought with a definite end in view.

(8.19) The source of al harmony is constructive thought.

(8.9) The development of imagination, insight, perception and sagacity is the result of keen analytical observation.

Imagination is a byproduct of keen analytical observation while constructive thinking is the key to directing imagination to produce harmonious effects.

8th Key (a)

(8.1) The imagination is a form of constructive thought. It is the light that penetrates new worlds of thought and experience; the mighty instrument by which every great discoverer or inventor opens the way from precedent to experience.

(8.11) Wealth depends upon an understanding of the creative nature of thought.

(8.21) Every system of metaphysics depends upon an understanding of the truth concerning ourselves and the world.

Imagination is what empowers visualization and idealization, again–as I frequently reinforce–for good or ill. It is the responsibility of conscious mind to ensure the quality of our thoughts which imagination entertains will produce effects that we desire rather than lead to suffering.

(8.30) The result of constructive thinking is we will come to know “The Father” as Universal Mind/Original Divine Awareness, which really and truly does live within us and all things are possible and can be demonstrated by anyone with sufficient understanding.

(8.20) Constructive thinking is a recognition of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to direct it.

(8.10) Keen analytical observations leads to opulence and harmony.

Constructive thinking puts us directly in touch with spiritual energy-the force of love, which is an expression of Universal Mind /Original Divine Awareness. The first “crack in the egg,” so to speak, is the ability to distinguish between ourselves as the observer and the observed. We must be able to observe our behavior to transform it. Who is doing the observing? How is this observer different than the “you” who is behaving?