Our Power

(4.25) Constructive thinking is the ability to adjust our thought process the will of the Universal; to cooperate with Natural Law.

The Universal is unlimited creative potential. It is cosmological. It is Brahma. It is cosmic consciousness.

The Will of the Universal is love. Love is one of three dimensions of cosmic consciousness.

Spirit arises out of the awareness of cosmic consciousness. Spirit, in turn, makes it possible for the individual to communicate with the Universal. Awareness is one of three dimensions of cosmic consciousness.

Nature is an expression of the Universal manifested in physical form.

The Spiritual Nature of Truth

(5.11) Any purpose in life may be achieved through a scientific understanding of the spiritual nature of truth.

What we believe will determine what we achieve.

Purpose is synonymous with meaning. One of the quickest ways to transcend being possessed by conditions we face in life is to find purpose within the condition. We locate this purpose by creating it. We avoid suffering by creating purpose in the midst of difficulty and obstacle. Are you refusing to give up what you not longer need at the expense of what you do? Recognize the opportunity change offers to grow into the person you aspire to be. Reaching our ideal state is contingent upon transformation, and we can avoid suffering by embracing this process.

Scientific understanding is based on observation. Facts are based on consistent, measurable, observations.

(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.

Spiritual” refers to the interaction between the individual and creative potential. This interaction happens as a result of thought.

We must differentiate between truth and facts.

Truth,” is what we believe. It is subjective, based on an individuals experience.

(1.7) The nature of truth is spiritual. Therefore, a knowledge of the truth is necessary for every business transaction and social relation. (1.3) Honesty is a knowledge of what another believes; their truth. Our personal truth is our belief.

Inductive Reasoning

(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.

The “common factor that gives rise to them all” can be clearly and consistently demonstrated. (8.30) Consider gravity an example, as well at the necessity of breath for life.

Resistance to Inductive Reasoning usually indicates an “absolute truth” script, wherein the individual avoids taking responsibility as a result of a belief system that reinforces their inability of dealing with anything that infringes upon their comfort.

Introspection is a result of existential dilemmas; ongoing questions that have no definitive objective answer beyond subjective experience or faith. “What is my purpose?” “Is their a God?” “What is the meaning of life?” “What happens after I die?”

No one is disputing gravity or the necessity of breath to sustain human life, nor is faith required to believe in these claims, which is why we they are referred to as facts. They can be consistently demonstrated.

“Tyrannical prejudice” is an expression of someone clutching so fiercely to their “absolute truth” script that they are trying to pass off their subjective experience as fact, despite the inability of their claim to be consistently demonstrated. This is, by no means, limited to religion, and extends into any instance in which an individual feels it is appropriate to use fear to capture the attention of others.

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.

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.”

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.