(6.5) This mechanism is the brain.
(5.15) The principle of cause & effect destroys superstition, precedent, and conventionality.
(4.25) Constructive thinking is the ability to adjust the thought process to the will of the Universal; to cooperate with cause & effect.
The Universal is differentiated by the thinking brain which produces our predominant mental attitude by the quality of our thoughts.
(4.26) This is accomplished by securing a perfect understanding of the principle forces, methods, and combinations of mind.
(5.16) These principles have been discovered by a generalization of facts that are unusual, rare, strange, and form the exception.
(6.6) Our predominant mental attitude may be changed by changing what we think about.
We acquire a perfect understanding through inductive reasoning.
(6.4) Conditions we encounter may be changed by changing the mechanism by which the Universal is differentiated.
(5.14) This principle has been discovered by reason and experience.
(4.24) The great business of life is constructive thinking.
The Universal is creative power. It is differentiated to our brain via thought, so if we change our thought, we may change conditions.
Constructive thinking is thought that is empowered by a utilization of cause & effect.
(4.27) The cause of all lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord, is the result of the exact same law. This law works relentlessly and is continuously bringing about conditions in correspondence with the thought that originates or creates them.
(5.17) We may account for strange and unusual phenomena by the creative power of thought.
(6.7) Concentration is the highest personal achievement that can be acquired. It is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman.
Cause & effect operates regardless of our belief or initiative.
Concentration is the ability to strategically direct our attention.
(6.3) The conditions and experiences we meet in life are a result of the action and interaction between the individual and the Universal/creative potential.
(5.13) The class of facts that can not be observed in the visual daily observations of life are esteemed most highly.
(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.
We interact with creative potential by thinking.
The class of facts that can not be observed in the visual daily observations of life are what we commonly refer to as “supernatural.”
Power is the ability to change conditions. We change our perception of conditions by changing the content of our thoughts. By framing conditions in light of our ideal state, we are able to recognize opportunity.
(4.28) All things originate in mind.
(5.18) When we learn of a fact we can be sure it is a result of a certain definite cause and the cause will act with invariable precision.
(6.8) Concentration may be secured by faithfully practicing mental exercise.
“Things” refers to conditions, form, and experience.
Facts are measurable and repeatable, like a high school chemistry experiment that–if done correctly–will always produce the same results.
Mental exercise is any task that requires prolonged mental effort.
(6.2) These effects can be changed by changing the mechanism to which electricity is attached.
(5.12) We may know this method is correct by not permitting a tyranical prejudice to neglect or mutilate unwelcome facts.
(4.22) Recognition is consciousness.
By changing the cause or the source of energy by which effects are created, we can change the effects/conditions that are undesirable.
An unwillingness to question bias is a sure indication that identity is dependent on dogma.
Recognition of the bigger picture; recognition of how our thoughts are affecting the decisions we make; recognition how our actions re impacting others, etc.
(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.
(5.19) This knowledge explains the cause of every possible condition–spiritual, mental, and physical.
(6.9) Concentration is so important because it allows us to control our thoughts, and since every thought is a cause, every perception is an effect. Therefore, if we control the cause, we control the effect.
Self-realization is a willingness to adjust our thinking to ensure our thoughts produce desired effects.
To understand and change any effect, we must discover the cause that is producing it.
Our great power in life is refining the creative power of thought, via concentration, to transform our attitude and attract desirable conditions.
(6.1) Some of the effects produced by electricity are heat, light, power, music.
(5.11) Observe individual facts carefully, patiently, and accurately, with all the instruments and resources at your command, before venturing to make a statement of natural law.
(4.21) Power depends upon recognition and use.
Making a statement of natural law refers to speaking our “truth.” Truth–in this context–is what we believe. Our beliefs determine how we frame conditions. Thus, we should be very cautious to speak of conditions that reinforce fear, discord, and other qualities of behavior that do not support our ideal state.
Power is our ability to change conditions. If we do not utilize this power, then we will discover less motivation to use it until the point where we really need it, which is usually long after the mental “muscle” required is no longer in “shape.”
(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.
(5.20) Our best interest will be conserved by a recognition of the fact that a knowledge of the creative power of thought puts us in touch with infinite power.
(6.10) We are learning the basic methods of constructive thought. This is allowing us to control conditions and multiply effects in the objective world.
Our predominant mental attitude (PMA) determines what we think. What we think determines what we do. How we perceive the conditions generated by what we do reinforces our predominant mental attitude. This is a cycle.
Infinite power is the principle of cause & effect. The creative power of thought is the cause.
Constructive thought utilizes the principle of cause and effect. Rather than trying to change effects, we focus our energy on changing the cause, and the effect takes care of itself.
(5.5) Cause & effect bring us to “our own.”
“Our own” is conditions based on what our predominant mental attitude expects.
Cause & effect is the process by which nature evolves. If I am driving a car and it stops working–the effect–I can get angry and grumble about how bad things always happen to me and offer prayers and petitions to any number of gods, OR I can begin to observe the situation I am in, take note of the fact that there is no more gas in the tank–the cause–fill it up, and be on my way.
(4.15) The degree of success we achieve is indicated by the degree in which we realize that we can not change the infinite but must cooperate with it.
The infinite is the process of nature unfolding, which we call natural law.
(3.25) Thought is the seed that results in action. Action results in form.
Thought inspire us to act and our actions result in the creation of new conditions.
(3.26) Form depends upon the rate of vibration.
(4.16) Cause & effect rests on vibration which–in turn–rests on love. This is the principle which gives thought it’s dynamic power. Any thought impregnated with love is invincible.
(5.6) “Our own” is who we inherently are, the result of all past thinking, both conscious and subconscious.
Just as different sound vibrations produce different sounds, different thoughts produce different vibrations that result in the creation of unique conditions (form).
Love is a recognition and support of the emergence of consciousness in all creation.
Subconscious thought is the foundation upon which our predominant mental attitude resides.
(5.4) Conscious mind receives its governing tendencies from heredity, which means it is the result of all past generations.
(4.14) The result of understanding patterns within nature is a recognition that we can adjust ourselves to these divine and unchanging principles.
(3.24) We are related to this creative principle by our ability to think.
In addition to the behavioral patterns associated with DNA, conscious mind learns through observation and experience. Thus, we develop patterns of behavior from our parents, who learned them from their parents.
Nature is a template of experience.
Universal Mind is the creative principle of every atom in existence. (1.5)
(3.27) The rate of vibration may be changed by mental action.
(4.17) Any thought impregnated with love is invincible because it is natures pattern. It is invincible, unchangeable, and acts with mathematical exactitude-without deviation or variation.
(5.7) We compose and construct our mental home by the thoughts we entertain.
Thought is carried by vibration. (4.2) It may be changed by changing what we are thinking about.
Love is the cultivation of life, and the patterns by which this is carried out can be observed and applied to out thought process.
Our mental home is our predominant mental attitude.
(5.3) Few understand or appreciate that subconscious mind can be consciously controlled.
(4.13) A practical working knowledge of cause & effect is secured by an understanding of principles inherent within nature.
(3.23) Universal Mind–the eternal energy from which all things proceed–is the creative principle of the physical, mental, and spiritual world.
Subconscious mind can be consciously controlled by taking consistent initiative to (re)direct our thoughts to ensure they are supportive our our ideal state/desires.
Cause & effect is an expression of eternal energy in motion. This creative potential emerging from Universal Mind is represented in nature as the principle of growth.
(3.28) Mental action depends upon polarity–action and interaction between the individual and the Universal.
(4.18) A solution to our problem seems difficult if we are uninformed or inexperienced.
(5.8) A recognition of the omnipresence of omniscience is the secret of power.
Mental action is thought. Thought operates as a result of polarity regardless of our awareness of this process.
Cause & effect is the solution to every problem. By changing the contents of your thought, your attitude will change, which means you will make choices that “steer” the direction of conditions toward your ideal.
Omniscience is the capacity to know everything. This ability is omnipresent because it exists within each individual.
(5.2) Few understand or appreciate that subconscious mind can be consciously controlled.
(4.12) Knowledge of our power, courage to dare, and the faith to do so are necessary for the materialization of the ideal.
(3.22) Extremes are not separate entities but parts or aspects of the whole.
Subconscious mind can be consciously controlled by taking the initiative to continuously re(direct) our attention. This forms desired habitual patterns and replaced undesired, former, ones.
We have the power to change conditions by (re)directing our attention. Courage is demonstrated by our willingness and the faith to do so is the confidence to act upon this willingness.
Extremes are the labels we place on either side of the various spectrums of experience.
(3.29) Creative power originates in the Universal but can manifest itself, only, through the individual.
(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.
(5.9) All life and power are from within.
“Creative” refers to potential and “power” refers to the ability to transform conditions.
Repetition is necessary to integrate knowledge.
Life refers to experience. Power refers to our ability to change conditions.
(5.1) About 90% of our mental life is subconscious.
(4.11) Any purpose in life may be achieved through a scientific understanding of the spiritual nature of truth.
(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names such as inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and evil.
Our subconscious mind is responsible for all of the tasks that conscious mind is not taking initiative or responsibility for, from biological considerations to habitual behavior.
What we believe is what we consider the truth, thus, the spiritual nature of truth is the subjectiveness of belief as determined by the individuals thought.
Extremes represent either side of a polarity spectrum.
(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 we stop eating, we stop thinking. We stop acting on the Universal. There is consequently no action or interaction. The Universal is pure mind in static form; mind at rest.
(4.20) Wisdom is secured through concentration; it is an unfoldment, it comes from within.
(5.10) The possession of power is contingent upon a proper use of the power already in our possession.
The quality of the food we eat will determine the quality of our thoughts and the ease of concentration.
Concentration leads to wisdom.
Power is our ability to direct conditions. This is accomplished by allowing thoughts that support our ideal conditions, to possess us. Without taking this initiative, an awareness of our power fades away.