The Distribution of Energy

(3.4) The distribution of energy throughout our body is interrupted by resistant, critical, discordant thought, but especially by fear.

Our bodies produce energy by consuming food (3.30). This energy empowers our physical and mental experience, just as hydration and sleep do.

Resistant” indicates a power struggle between directed attention and rumination.

Critical,” in this context, refers to a tyrannical prejudice to neglect or mutilate unwelcome facts. The popular term “critical thinking” is completely different, in that rather than a prejudice towards unwelcome facts, it welcomes them in an effort to analyze the most information available prior to making a decision.

Discordant” describes argumentative, antagonistic, inharmonious thoughts.

As an individuation of nature, we should aspire to live in harmony with all created things.

Fear leads to resistant, critical and discordant thoughts.

Spiritual Energy

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

Interaction between the individual and creative potential is spirit. Spiritual energy is thought (4.1), because thought is the method by which this interaction takes place.

All of nature is a physical expression of creative potential manifesting in form. Consciousness is a result of nature becoming aware of itself. What makes humans unique, is that self awareness has emerged as a result of our ability to think and continues to emerge in those individuals who take the initiative to direct their attention; who engage in constructive thinking.

The “next step” in the evolution of our species will be a mental one.

Think As You’re Talking. (ISD12)

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

Daydreaming is synonymous with rumination; both describe a mental state in which will has surrendered power.

Will is the ability to consciously direct our attention. This takes initiative. Without initiative, our attention is directed by biological drives and psychological forces reacting to conditions we experience in life.

By slowing down and observing our tendencies to react, behavioural patterns emerge. We rely on these unconscious scripts anytime we refuse to direct our attention toward thoughts and activities that support the greatest version of who we aspire to be. This “greatest version” is our ideal state.

Achieving our ideal state does not happen overnight. We must demonstrate an ongoing interest in discovering our unconscious scripts and a willingness to discard or update the belief systems that provide us with value and meaning.

Taking initiative to direct our attention (constructive thought) is reflected in what we say and do (constructive action).

Scripts develop as a result of learned habitual behaviour, defence mechanisms, and social conditioning.

Most public speakers intentionally rely on scripts because they are effective in generating desired results. Scripts also protect us from becoming vulnerable or exposing ourselves to potential failure.

Ultimately, mind is doing its best to protect us, which explains why we rely on scripts as a default. Until the individual has developed an ability to consistently generate value and meaning independently of scripts, it would be hazardous to attempt to navigate life without these defaults in place. Scripts may be a crutch, but unless the individual is capable of walking on their own, removing the crutch only ensures they won’t be able to move forward.

Our scripts reveal our belief systems. Becoming conscious of the unconscious demands a willingness to become aware of the belief systems that motivate us. These include beliefs about ourselves and the world. This ongoing process can be painful, humbling, and destabilizing. Many people avoid taking the initiative to be introspective, especially if they have a belief system that suggests they are incapable of dealing with anything that infringes upon their comfort.

Avoidance, inevitably, leads to an event that forces the individual to confront their unwillingness to face challenges that are important for them to proceed.

Nature is consistently prompting itself onward. This is demonstrated in the individual through consciousness. Historically, consciousness has evolved most dramatically in response to chaos and tragedy.

Critical thought is the ability to examine our belief systems without bias. If you seek mercy for yourself and justice for others, you have a bias.

Imagination is directed attention that supports our ideal state.

“Thinking” silently often results in the constant distraction of rumination. Language spoken mindfully engages Will because effort requires attention.

Catch yourself when you are speaking your scripts. Slow down. Start over. Think as you’re talking.

Guiding Eye

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

(3.1) The cerebral spinal system of nerves is the organ of the conscious mind.

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

(3.2) The sympathetic system of nerves is the organ of the subconscious mind.

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

(3.3) The solar plexus is the central point of distribution for energy which the body is constantly generating.

(3.9) To awake the solar plexus, mentally state what is wanted.

 

 

Reciprocal Action

(2.28) 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.

(4.8) We get what we give.

(6.14) Thought is mind in motion.

(7.13) Suffering may be avoided by a conscious recognition of and cooperation with, natural laws.

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

(1.26) The mental element is the controlling factor in this method of thought.

We give thought. Our directed attention influences the lives of those we think about.

Cause & effect is a principle of natural law. Every thought is a cause. This knowledge is the “mental element.”

A Recognition of Self

(2.22) We may direct other forms of intelligence by a recognition of self as an individualization of Universal Intelligence.

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

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

(1.7) The result of this action and interaction (between the Individual and the Universal) is cause & effect; every thought is a cause. Every condition is an effect.

(1.8) Harmonious and desirable conditions are obtained by constructive thinking.

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

The physical body is individual, while mind is a conduit for unlimited creative potential. Intelligence is the personality that emerges as a result of the relationship between mind and body.

Hold On

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

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

(8.17) The ideal held steadily in m ind attracts the conditions necessary for its fulfillment.

(3.23) Universal Mind-in which we live and move and have our being-is the creative principle of the spiritual, mental, and physical world.

(1.16) We may know the truth by a recognition of the fact that truth is the creative principe of the Universe and, therefore, omnipresent.

Mind is the generator of thought. Constructive thinking is directed attention that supports our ideal state. Individual thought is mirrored in the unlimited creative potential of Universal Mind. Thought generates belief. Belief empowers feeling. Feeling transforms our conscious state.

(3.29) Creative power originates in the Universal but can manifest itself, only, through the individual.

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

(2.25) Thought is the connecting link between the infinite and the Universal.

(8.13) Success depends upon spiritual power.

(1.16) The nature of truth is spiritual.

(1.14) If we know the truth, we can readily predict the outcome of every action based on a true premise.

Spiritual power is the conscious use of cause & effect to attract the conditions we desire. It is spiritual because it involves thought and thought communicates the desire of the individual with the unlimited creative potential of the Universal.

 

 

 

A True Premise

(1.24) The nature of our desires must be in harmony with natural law to create harmonious conditions.

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

(3.24) We relate to Universal Mind by our ability to think.

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

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

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

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

(1.14) If we know the truth, we can readily predict the outcome of any action based on a true premise.

Natural Law is Cause & Effect. Universal Mind is the unlimited creative principle of the Universe.

To be in harmony with Natural law is to understand that every thought is a cause. Natural law is an expression of Universal Mind.

Constructive thinking is directing our attention to that which supports our ideal state.

Spiritual Power is the conscious use of cause & effect to produce results we desire.

 

 

 

 

 

Telescope Eyes

(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.

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

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

(1.11) Well doing is the imperative condition of all well being.

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

(1.1) The world without is a reflection of the world within.

Imagination is creative visualization that supports our ideal state of being. Imagination is empowered by concentration on and confidence in the creative nature of thought. 

Feeling is a response to action which inspires feeling. This truth concerns the universe as well as it does ourselves. What we feel within is expressed in conditions.