The Second Mountain (h)

(7.21) The first law of success is service.

We may be of service to others by directing out attention to them, in thought and action.

(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.

Keeping an open mind refers to non-judgement. We do not know how conditions will unfold, thus, it is premature to judge.

(7.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.

Selfish, in this context, refers to the opposite of service.

(7.24) Our greatest success will be achieved by a recognition fo the fact that it is just as essential to give as it is to receive.

The law of growth depends upon reciprocal action. The individual is complete at all times and this makes it possible to receive only as we give. (2.28)

(7.25) Financiers frequently meet with great success because they do their own thinking.

The incentive to budget and invest–wether time, money or resources–is essential to success.

(7.26) The great majority remain docile and willing tools of the few because they allow the few to do their thinking for them.

Thinking for ourselves requires taking responsibility for how we manage our resources.

(7.27) Concentrating on sorrow and loss brings sorrow and loss.

(7.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.

We perceive experience based on our directed attention. Our predominant mental attitude is constantly being revised and updated by the quality of our thought, regardless of wether our attention is directed consciously or habitually.

(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.

All experience is filtered through our perception.

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

We must be willing and able to observe the quality of our thought and the effects they produce so that we may eliminate destructive thought.

The Second Mountain (g)

(4.21) Power depends upon recognition and use.

Power” is our ability to consciously direct thought.

(4.22) Recognition is consciousness.

Consciousness is awareness of our thoughts and the effects they produce.

(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.

Observing the effects that are produced by thinking reveals to us which thoughts are responsible for creating specific effects.

(4.24) Constructive thinking is the great business of life.

Constructive thinking is intentionally directing our attention toward concepts and ideas that support our ideal state.

(4.25) Constructive thinking is the ability to adjust ourselves to divine and unchanging principles; to cooperate with natural law.

Natural law is cause & effect. “Adjusting ourselves” refers to accepting responsibility for our thoughts as causes of our perceptions, which determines how we will react or respond to conditions and opportunities.

(4.26) This is accomplished by securing a perfect understanding of the principle forces, methods, and combinations of mind.

Psychological forces

methods of thinking

combinations of mind refers to the way in which patterns of thought (complexes)  interact with one another, psychological forces, and biological drives.

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

Universal Mind is unlimited creative potential, out of which all form is manifested.

(4.28) All lack, limitation, disease, inharmony, and discord is due to the operation of the exact same law. This law works perfectly and in continually bringing about conditions in correspondence with the thought that originates or creates them.

Universal Mind produces conditions in correspondence with our thought, regardless of wether our thought will produced desired or undesired effects.

(4.29) Inspiration is the art of self realization. It is the art of adjusting the individual mind to Universal Mind; a recognition of the omnipresence of omniscience.

Inspiration comes to us by accessing unlimited creative potential within.

(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think, thus, our quality of thought determines conditions we meet in life.

Thought precedes action.


The Second Mountain (f)

(1.21) The true method of concentration is to become so identified with the object of our thought that we’re conscious of nothing else.

We must learn to eliminate the tendency to direct our attention to thought that does not support our ideal state. Thought is like a cloud passing above us. It is not until we direct our attention toward it, that we become possessed by it.

(1.22) Invisible forces are, then, set in motion to bring about the desired result.

By directing our attention toward thought that supports our ideal state, we begin to filter experience through a strainer that eliminates the cause of undesired effects.

(1.23) Spiritual truth is the controlling factor in this method of thought.

Spiritual refers to the ability of the individual to intentionally think, in contrast to biological drives and psychological forces. Thought is creative and depends upon an interaction with unlimited creative potential that comes from the Universal.

(1.24) The nature of our desire must be in harmony with natural law.

Natural law is the principle/pattern of cause and effect. Most people fail because they become fixated on the effect. They desire the effect and begin to daydream about how their life will change with the effect. They treat conditions in life as supportive or unsupportive on the effect and completely neglect the cause.

Our desires must BECOME the cause, and the effects will take care of themselves. For example, the cause is practice, the effect is success. We must desire to practice and master whatever it is we are passionate about, and the success will follow.

(1.25) Thought is transmuted into character and character is the magnet that creates the environment of the individual.

Our directed attention creates a vibrational frequency that affects us physically and emotionally. Other people will “tune into” this frequency, whether consciously of subconsciously, and the impression that forms in others perception of our vibrational frequency is what we refer to as character.

(1.26) The control factor of every commercial pursuit is the mental element.

The mental element is the spiritual; our ability to consciously direct our attention, knowing that every thought is a cause and every condition, an effect.

(1.27) Mind is the ruler and creator of all form and all events occurring within form.

Mind is the “engine” that facilitates thought.

(1.28) Concentration operates by the development of wisdom, perception, intuition, and sagacity.

Wisdom is applied knowledge leading to sound judgement. Perception is a result of our predominant mental attitude. Intuition is the knowing that comes from within, absent of reason; what we viscerally feelSagacity is discernment.

(1.29) Intuition is superior to reason because it does not depend upon existence or memory and frequently brings about a solution to our problems by methods of which we are in entire ignorance.

Existence (past, present, or imagined future experience) and memory (how we remember past experience) create bias, which can impair our perception and decision making.

(1.30) The symbol is the outward form of the spiritual activity within, therefore, unless we possess the spiritual reality, the form disappears. 

Effects are symbols. They reflect our predominant mental attitude, as shaped by our directed attention.

Symbols are effects. A symbol without integrated knowledge and experience is just a symbol.

The Second Mountain (e)

(6.11) The source of all wisdom, power, and intelligence is Universal Mind.

Universal Mind is unlimited creative potential. It is “universal” because each individual can access this creative potential, which makes it omnipresent.

(6.12) All motion, light, heat, and color have their origin in Universal Energy, which is one form of Universal Mind.

Universal Energy is the “raw material” of potential, in the same way that electricity is the raw material of the effects it can produce.

(6.13) The creative power of thought originates in Universal Mind.

All thought is creative because thought originates within this pool of creative potential we call Universal Mind.

(6.14) Thought is mind in motion.

Mind in motion is referred to as rumination. Rumination allows us to learn. It is destructive when our attention is directed toward destructive thought.

(6.15) The individual is the means by which the Universal creates various combinations that result in the formation of phenomena.

The Universal creates various combinations (conditions we encounter) as a result of the quality of an individuals directed attention.

(6.16) The power of the individual to think is their ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into existence.

Directed attention (thought) alters our perception of conditions and opportunities, thus, we are more inclined to respond or react to these conditions and opportunities based on our predominant mental attitude, which is the result of our most repetitious thoughts.

(6.17) Quarks and electrons are the first form the Universal takes, as far as we know.

All form has come into being as a result of thought. All form is constructed by quarks, which form electrons.

(6.18) All things have their origin in mind.

The origin of all things begins within the mind, where the interaction between the individual and the Universal–thought–produces cause & effect.  All thoughts are causes, all perceptions are effects.

(6.19) The result of a change in thought is a change in conditions.

When we change the object of our directed attention, our perception of conditions changes, and as a result, we will respond or react differently, which creates a change in the trajectory of conditions and our experience of them.

(6.20) The result of a harmonious mental attitude is harmonious conditions in life.

A harmonious mental attitude is the result of transcending the polarity of extremes (the urge to label experience as “good” or “bad”) and discovering a greater option is available to us when we live within the Mandorla, or, the place of balance and moderation created when extremes begin to overlap, as demonstrated by the “football” shape created when two circles/moons merge.




The Second Mountain (d)

(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.

Inductive reasoning is the art of observing and identifying patterns, which are effects, and then reverse engineering these effects to discover the cause of the patterns.

(3.12) Inductive reasoning is a method of study which has revealed a reign of law which marks an epoch in human progress.

The reign of law which marks and epoch in human progress is cause & effect. All thoughts are causes and all perceptions are effects.

(3.13) Need, want, and desire, in the largest sense, induce, guides, and determines action.

Need, want, and desire are the basis for all craving and aversion, and consequently, all thought.

(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.

In this context, “believe” implies feeling.

(3.15) Jesus, Plato, and Swedenborg all advocated this teaching.

Each of these teachers recognized and endorsed the power of belief.

(3.16) We are thinking on the plane of the absolute where–having planted a seed–if left undisturbed, will germinate into fruition.

Thought is the seed that is planted. It is left “undisturbed” as long as we do not try to manipulate people and events.

(3.17) This belief is scientifically intact because it is a natural law.

It is a natural law because nature behaves according to this same principle.

(3.18) Faith is the substance of things desired; the evidence of things unseen.

The “evidence” is feeling.

(3.19) Cause & effect is the natural law by which faith is brought forth into manifestation.

Faith is brought forth into manifestation as we act upon our ability to direct thought.

(3.20) A recognition of cause& effect has eliminated the elements of caprice and uncertainty in our lives and substituted law, reason, and certitude.

When we act upon this knowledge, we gain the confidence to proceed with our plans.

The Second Mountain (c)

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

Imagination is the method by which thought is converted into feeling.

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

Our ideal state is the result of our predominant mental attitude. This means that our ideal state is determined by what we think and feel most often, NOT by what we think about once in a while in between feeling terrible and complaining that life is not what we desire.

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

Mental exercise is intentionally directing our thought. Repeated actions like memorization can be very effective, as well as visualization exercises.

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

Daydreaming is what happens when ruminating minds directs our thoughts, rather than intention. This leads to scattered mind.

(8.5) Mistakes are a result of ignorance.

Ignorance is a lack or knowledge and/or a lack of applied knowledge.

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

Thought makes knowledge possible.

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

Mind is the engine of thought.

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

Any image and feeling that persists in mind will shape our perception of conditions.

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

Imagination is directed thought toward our ideal state.

Insight is the result of applied knowledge.

Perception is a result of our predominant mental attitude.

Sagacity is wise and prudent discernment.

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

Opulence is fantastical abundance.

Harmony is equilibrium between polarity.


The Second Mountain (b)

(5.1) About 90% of our mental life is subconscious.

This 90% makes up our “default programs.”  In tandem with biological functions, behavior has developed by learned experience and reinforced through belief systems.

(5.2) This vast mental storehouse is generally not utilized.

Most people are unaware of the influence conscious mind has over the subconscious.

(5.3) Few understand or appreciate that subconsciously mind can be consciously controlled.

Most people are unaware of their ability to consciously change these default systems.

(5.4) The conscious mind receives its governing tendencies from heredity, which means it is the result of all past generations.

If we take no initiative to “reprogram,” these defaults, our behavior will be shaped by the most influential factors within our early childhood experience.

(5.5) Cause & Effect is bringing us to “our own.”

All thoughts are causes. All perceptions are effects.

(5.6) “Our own” is who we inherently are, the result of all past thinking–both conscious and subconscious.

Our predominant mental attitude defines our experience.

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

Our predominant mental attitude is developed by thinking. What we tend to think about the most-the state these thoughts put us–become our identity.

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

A recognition that each individual (omnipresent) is an outlet of unlimited creative potential (omniscience) is the secret of power.

(5.9) All life and power are from within.

Everything has its origin in mind.

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

Like exercising a muscle, the more we reinforce thoughts, the more “real” they become.

The Second Mountain (a)

(2.1) There are two modes of mental activity–conscious and subconscious.

All action is predicated by conscious or subconscious thought.

(2.2) Ease and perfection depend upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the conscious mind.

Mastery “happens” when repeated action becomes so habitual, we do not have to consciously think about it anymore. Conversely, we may also be controlled by habitual behaviors that are self-destructive.

(2.3) The value of the subconscious is enormous. It guides us. It warns us. It controls the vital processes and is the seat of memory.

The subconscious controls all the “background” programs of our experience.

(2.4) The conscious mind has the faculty of discrimination. It has the power of reasoning. It is the seat of the will and may impress the subconscious.

The conscious mind navigates the polarities of experience (persona-shadow, ego-self, etc.) Wether is is tossed about or maintains equilibrium depends on the individuals ability to apply knowledge they have gained.

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.

Conscious mind is like the USB device/drive by which we may “reprogram” the subconscious with our intention.

(2.6) To impress the subconscious, mentally state what is wanted.

We mentally state what is wanted by directing our attention toward visualizing and idealizing (feeling) the conditions we desire to manifest in our experience.

(2.7) If our desires our in harmony with the forward movement of the great whole, forces will be set in motion to bring about the desired result.

The forward movement of the great whole is natures plan to become conscious of itself. We participate in this plan by consciously recognizing that our experience of life is for this same purpose. The more we intentionally bring unconscious patterns and belief systems into conscious awareness, the more we are in harmony with this plan. Introspection, inductive reasoning, and critical thinking are key instruments available to us.

(2.8) Our experience reflects conditions corresponding to our predominant mental attitude.

Our predominant mental attitude is determined by our directed attention; how much time we spend thinking about specific things and what we feel when we think.

(2.9) This is cause & effect.

Our experience is shaped by internal conditions–thoughts and feelings.

(2.10) Thought is creative energy and will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

Creative energy is spiritual energy. Thought is, thus, spiritual.

TFM Criss-Cross #5

(1.5) The Universal Mind is the life principle of every atom in existence.

(4.5) The secret of thoughts creative power is spiritual activity.

(2.15) Thought is the connecting link between the finite and the infinite.

(7.5) Each repeated action renders the image more accurate than the former.

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

(3.25) Thought is the seed that results in action; action results in form.

(5.15) This principle destroys superstition, precedent, and conventionality.

(6.25) The Law of Vibration is then brought into operation for the greater good.

All form originates from create potential/Universal Mind. Thought is our direct link to this creative potential. This is spiritual power. Repeated thought makes it easier to visualize. The clearer we visualize, the easier we may feel the conditions we will eventually manifest. Feeling is the key. Feel the conditions you desire. Opportunity, then, presents itself for us to act on.  This principle of cause and effect is observable. because thought corresponds with a rate of vibration and each form (effect) produced will correspond to the rate that created it.

(6.26) A higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls, changes, or destroys a lower rate of vibration.

(5.16) These laws have been discovered by a recognition of facts that are unusual, rare, strange, or form the exception.

(3.25) Form depends on the rate of vibration.

(8.26) Thinking is the great business of life.

(7.6) The material for the construction of these mental images is secured by millions of tiny workers; brain cells.

(2.16) The Universal can manifest itself only through the individual.

(4.6) We may acquire the faith, courage, and enthusiasm that results in achievement by a recognition of our spiritual nature.

(1.6) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into existence.

Constructive thought produces a higher rate of vibration. We know this through observation. All form depends on the vibration of spiritual energy (thought). Therefore, thinking, is the most important thing we need to be concerned about. Brain cells working in harmony result in constructive thinking. . A recognition of our spiritual nature empowers imagination. Imagination unlocks creative potential and creates form.


TFM Criss-Cross #4

(1.4) We relate to the Universal Mind by the subconscious mind. The solar plexus is the organ of this mind.

(4.4) Thought takes form by the law of growth.

(2.14) Life originates in the inorganic world only by the introduction of a living form. There is no other way.

(7.4) “Seeing” creates “feeling,” “feeling” creates “being.” First the mental, then the emotional, then the unlimited possibilities of achievement.

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

(3.24) We are related to this creative principle by our ability to think.

(5.14) This principle is founded on reason and experience.

(6.24) Thought is spiritual and, therefore, creative and will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

Our ability to relate to Universal Mind is what produces a conscious use of cause and effect.  The inorganic world is the Primordial. Thought grows into form through visualization and idealization (feeling). Being is life. We must exercise this spiritual power by consciously directing attention (thinking). Reason and experience have revealed cause and effect. We know this is spiritual because creating effects depends upon interacting with creative potential (Universal).

(6.27) Millions are making use of mental therapeutics.

(5.17) We may account for strange and unusual phenomena by the creative power of thought.

(3.27) The rate of vibration may be changed by mental action.

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

(7.7) The necessary condition for the materialization of the ideal in the objective world is cause and effect, the natural law by which all conditions and experiences are brought about.

(2.17) Causation depends upon polarity. A circuit must be formed. the Universal is the positive side of the battery of life, the individual is the negative, and thought forms the circuit.

(4.7) The secret of power is service.

(1.7) The result of the interaction between the individual and the Universal is cause and effect. Every thought is a cause. Every condition is an effect.

Mental therapeutics is a conscious use of cause and effect. The nature of our thought produces a specific rate of vibration, which accounts for all phenomena.  Consciously directing our attention is contingent upon accepting responsibility. When we blame others we are reinforcing a message to our subconscious (which relates this message to  the Universal) that we are helpless, and the Universal creates these conditions for us to experience. The interaction between the conscious mind and the subconscious is polarity. We serve (and/or are possessed by) the object of our thought. As a result of this polarity, cause and effect is produced.