(8.22) The real “I” is spiritual and can, therefore, never be less than perfect.
The real “I” is the conscious expression of the Universal within each individual.
(3.2) The sympathetic system of nerves is the organ of the subconscious mind.
Fight, flight, or freeze is an example of the sympathetic system of nerves.
(2.12) Possessions are of value only as they confer power.
If possessions are not tools that support our ideal state, they are weapons (that oppose our ideal).
(1.22) Invisible forces are, then, set in motion and irresistibly bring about conditions in correspondence with our thoughts.
Invisible forces are the gravity by which thought is manifested in form.
(1.29) Intuition is superior to reason because it does not depend upon existence or memory and frequently brings about a conclusion to our problems by methods of which we are in entire ignorance.
Intuition is the connection between the individual and the real “I.”
(2.19) A conscious recognition of cause & effect with a desire to be a recipient of it’s beneficial effects will result in success.
A conscious recognition gives way to a willingness to remain adaptable.
(3.9) To awake the solar plexus, mentally concentrate on conditions you desire to see manifested in life.
The solar plexus is the visualization center of the adept.
(8.29) Constructive thinking is clear, decisive, calm, deliberate, sustained thought, with a definite end in view.
The Master mind holds ideas big enough to counteract or destroy all petty and annoying obstacles. (6.27)
(8.14) Spiritual power depends upon use. Use determines its existence.
Spiritual power is the ability of the individual to intentionally direct their attention toward visualization that supports our ideal.
(7.24) Our greatest success will be achieved by a recognition that it is just as essential to give as it is to receive.
The individual is complete at all times and this makes is possible to receive only as we give. (2.28)
(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 receives its governing tendencies from heredity, which means it is the result of all past generations. (5.4)
(1.14) If we know the truth we can readily predict the outcome of every action based on a true premise .
A true premise is what we and/or others believe.
(1.17) The nature of truth is spiritual.
Truth, in this context, is objective, and is determined by our thoughts.
(2.7) If our desires are in harmony with the great whole, forces will be set in motion to bring about the desired result.
“Forward movement” is the effects created by a cause; the consequences of action.
(7.27) Concentrating on sorrow and loss brings sorrow and loss.
Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal (creative potential) and bring it into existence. (1.6)
(8.17) Thought is spiritual and consequently creative. To consciously direct thought is to control circumstances, conditions, environment and destiny.
We may eliminate imperfect conditions by becoming conscious of our unity with the source of all power. (6.26)
(8.12) The true value of wealth is its exchange value.
Wealth is, of itself, no value. It’s value comes form the significance we place on it in relation to its exchange value.
(7.22) We may be of the most service by keeping an open mind. Be interested in the race not the goal; the pursuit not the possession.
Knowledge is a constant process of adjusting ourselves to new information. This is the significance of keeping an open mind. Without an open mind, we close ourselves off from receiving and applying new information.
(2.2) Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the conscious mind.
Mastery is the result of making desired behavior subconscious. This is accomplished through repetitive behavior that supports our ideal.
(1.12) Right thinking is the condition precedent for all right action.
Thought gives way to action.
(1.19) The advantage of spiritual methods is they are always available.
“Spiritual methods” is the application of cause & effect; understanding that all thought is the cause and our perception of conditions is the effect.
(2.9) The “law of attraction” is the principle of cause & effect.
Thought attracts conditions.
(7.29) This is the only system that is ever used or can be used. There is none other. That it may be used unconsciously does not alter the situation.
Cause & effect is a natural law. It operates regardless of whether the effects will produce harmonious conditions or discord in our life.
(8.19) The source of all harmony is constructive thought.
Constructive thought supports our ideal.
(8.11) Wealth depends upon an understanding of the creative nature of thought.
The creative nature of thought is demonstrated by rumination.
(7.21) The first law of success is service.
Service is the opposite of selfishness; it is a recognition that all life is an expression of the same universal creative potential and, necessarily, creates a desire within us to support and encourage this principle of life in others.
Service is a honoring the Universal in others.
The secret of power is service (4.6)
(2.1) There are two forms of mental activity, conscious and subconscious.
Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will. (2.5)
(1.11) Well doing is the imperative condition of all well being.
Well doing is service; it is action that affects others.
(1.20) A recognition of the omnipotence of spiritual power and and a desire to be a recipient of its beneficial effects results in success.
Omnipotence means all-powerful; the most powerful force.
(2.10) Thought is spiritual and will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.
Thought is spiritual because thought is the connecting link between the finite and the infinite. (2.15)
(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.
Every thought is a cause. Our perception of conditions is the effect. (1.7)
(8.20) Constructive thinking is a recognition of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to control it.
Thought is spiritual energy and we direct this by thinking intentionally and, when required, adjusting our thought in support of our ideal state.
Power is manifested through the individual. Each individual is a channel whereby power is differentiated in form. (6.24)
(8.5) Mistakes are a result of ignorance.
Ignorance is a lack of information or an unwillingness to discover and/or apply new information
(7.15) The law of love, which is the creative principle of the universe, adds vitality to thought, while the law of attraction brings the inevitable substance to growth.
The law of attraction is Cause & Effect.
(6.25) Thought correlates with it’s object as a result of the law of vibration.
Thought is carried by the law of vibration (4.1), just as sound and radio waves are.
(1.5) Universal Mind is the life principle of every atom in existence.
Universal Mind is the creative principle of the universe.
(1.6) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into existence.
All thought is interaction with creative potential.
(6.26) A higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls, changes, or destroys, a lower rate of vibration.
A lower rate if vibration is denser/heavier. The foods we consume, like all living things, vibrate at a specific rate.
(7.16) Desirable conditions are secured by entertaining desirable thoughts only.
Desirable conditions support our ideal state.
(8.6) Knowledge is a result of our ability to think.
Knowledge is new information that will require us to adapt.
(8.4) Daydreaming is a form of mental dissipation while the imagination is a form of constructive though, which precedes all constructive action.
Daydreaming is visualization that does not support our ideal state. Imagination is visualization that supports our ideal.
(7.14) Cause & effect is the principle by which thought is manifest in form.
Our perception of conditions are the effect of thoughts, which are the cause.
(6.24) Thought is creative and correlates with it’s object to bring it into manifestation.
Rumination is evidence of the creative nature of thought. Mind is actively creating a story around the thoughts we entertain.
(1.4) We relate to the Universal Mind by the subconscious mind. The Solar Plexus is the organ of this mind.
Universal Mind is the creative principle of the universe.
The subconscious receives its governing tendencies from heredity. (5.4) These “governing tendencies” are the default attitudes that determine our behaviors unless the conscious mind actively seeks to “reprogram” these defaults.
The Solar Plexus is the central point of distribution for energy which the body is constantly generating. (3.3)
(1.7) The result of the interaction between the individual and the Universal is cause & effect. Every thought is a cause. Every perception is an effect.
We determine our perception by our predominant mental attitude; the result of the majority of our thoughts.
(6.27) Many fail because they focus on loss, disease, and disaster. The law is working perfectly. Fear is manifesting.
What we direct our attention to becomes our perception and what we perceive becomes our experience.
(7.17) Undesirable conditions are brought about by thinking, discussing, and visualizing conditions of lack, limitation, disease, disharmony and discord of every kind. This mental photography of erroneous conception is then taken up by the subconscious and the law of attraction, inevitably, crystallizes it into objective form. That we reap what we sew is scientifically intact.
Cause & effect is a scientific principle because we can observe effects corresponding with thoughts.
(8.7) Mind is the very real moving force by which we attract the people and circumstances necessary for the completion of our plans.
If we direct our attention toward our goals, invisible forces are set in motion to bring about the desired results. (1.22)
(8.3) The imagination can be cultivated by practicing mental exercise. It must receive nourishment or it can not survive.
Mental exercise is any mental activity that suspends internal dialogues from ruminating.
(7.13) Suffering may be avoided by placing ourselves in harmony with cause & effect.
Suffering is a result of 1) trying to change effects without recognizing the cause or 2) an unwillingness to alter the cause of undesirable conditions when the cause has become recognizable.
(6.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.
Dissolution is a breakdown of harmonious conditions. Every individual is a part or aspect of the whole. Selfish thought is a cause that produces undesirable effects (conditions).
(1.3) We relate to the objective world by the objective mind. The brain is the organ of this mind.
The objective world is the object oriented physical world of manifestation. Our brain organizes information from our senses to produce a tangible experience.
(1.8) Harmonious and desirable conditions are obtained by constructive thinking.
Constructive thinking is visualization that supports our ideal state.
(6.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.
Gain is the manifestation of desirable conditions.
(7.18) We may overcome all fear, lack, limitation, poverty, and discord by substituting principle in place of error.
The “principle” is cause & effect. The “error” is trying to change effects without adjusting the cause.
(8.8) The ideal held steadily in mind attracts conditions necessary for its achievement.
The “ideal” is the optimum spiritual, mental, and physical conditions.
(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 all great discoverers and inventors have opened the way from precedent to experience.
Imagination allows us to mentally create pictures that support our ideal state while daydreaming is visualization that compromises our ideal.
(7.11) The degree of harmony we attain is determined by our ability to appropriate what is required for our growth from each experience.
We must learn and grow from every experience.
(6.21) Sickness may be eliminated by placing ourselves in harmony with the principle of cause & effect.
Every thought is a cause. If we want to change conditions (effects), we must change the cause. Every thought contributes to the formation of our predominant mental attitude.
(1.1) The world without is a reflection of the world within.
The world within is the inner world of thought and feeling. The world without is the world of action and speaking.
(1.10) All power comes from within-the universal fountain of supply-the infinite energy of each individual, an outlet.
Each individual is a channel whereby creative energy (The Universal) expresses itself in form.
(6.30) True science and true religion are twin sisters. Where the one goes, the other, necessarily, follows.
Both science and religion arose from the ability of the individual to observe patterns.
(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.
Integration is the application of new information. We must remain teachable.
(8.10) Keen analytical observation results in opulence and harmony.
… Abundance and peace.
(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.