The Third Mountain (e)

(7.11) The degree of harmony we attain is determined by our ability to appropriate what we require for our growth from each experience.

Discovering what we can learn from each experience allows us to “let go” of unpleasant emotions.

(7.12) Difficulty and obstacle are necessary for wisdom and spiritual growth.

Difficulty and obstacle provide the necessary resistance to make “training” possible. Just as if you were working out, difficulty and resistance allow us to develop “muscle.”

(7.13) Suffering may be avoided by placing ourselves in harmony with natural law.

Suffering is the result of trying to resist or deny difficulty and obstacle.

(7.14) The law of attraction is the principle by which thought manifests in form.

The law of attraction is cause & effect.

(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 necessary substance to growth.

The law of love  is a recognition that each individual is an outlet of the very same creative potential that can empower our desires.

(7.16) Desirable conditions are the result of entertaining desirable thoughts only.

(7.17) Undesirable conditions are brought about by thinking, discussing, and visualizing conditions of lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord of every kind. This mental photography of erroneous conception is then taken up by the subconscious and the law of attraction inevitably crystalizes it into objective form. That we reap what we sew is scientifically intact.

Directed attention will manifest in our perception of conditions. Perception, then, influences our attitude. Attitude determines how we will react or respond to conditions. Our reaction or response will create new conditions.

(7.18) We may eliminate all lack, limitation, disease, inharmony, and discord by substituting principle in place of error.

The principle referred to is an applied understanding of cause and effect

(7.19) A conscious recognition of the truth invariably destroys error. We do not have to laboriously shovel the darkness out. All that is required is to turn the light on. This same principle applies to every form of negative thought.

The “truth” is that whatever we direct our attention toward, we will come to “believe.”

(7.20) Insight enables us to understand the value in making application of knowledge we have gained. Many seem to think knowledge applies itself which is–by no means–true.

We apply the knowledge we have gained by taking responsibility for our thoughts.

 

The Third Mountain (d)

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

Scientific” refers to observing effects produced by thoughts (cause) and directing our attention to consistently applying this knowledge regardless of the situation we are experiencing.

(4.12) Knowledge of our power, courage to dare, and the faith to do so, are necessary steps to materialize the ideal in the objective world.

Our power” is our ability to direct our attention. “Courage to dare” is refers to decisions we make with anticipation of effects that will be produced by directed attention. “Faith” refers to our confidence in the principle of cause & effect.

(4.13) A practical working knowledge of cause and effect is secured by an understanding of natural law.

“Understanding natural law”  is recognizing that all nature unfolds based on the principle of cause & effect.

(4.14) The effect of an understanding of natural law is a recognition that we can adjust ourselves to divine and unchanging principles.

When we understand that cause & effect (natural law) is the guiding (divine and unchanging) principle of experience, we can intentionally begin to direct our attention (cause) to produce desired effects.

(4.15) The degree of success we achieve in indicated by the degree in which we realize we can not change the infinite but must cooperate with it.

The infinite is cause & effect, as expressed in by the concepts of polarity and duality, upon which all form and experience depends.

Realize” refers to our willingness to accept responsibility for our thoughts.

(4.6) The law of attraction rests on vibration which–in turn–rests on love. This is the principle which gives thought its dynamic power. Any thought impregnated with love is invincible.

The law of attraction is cause & effect. “Vibration” refers to the resonance created by thought. “Love” is the force that compels us to one another; the recognition that all individuals are expressions of the same unlimited creative potential.

(4.7) It is invincible because it is a natural law. All natural laws are invincible, unchangeable, and act with mathematical certitude–without deviation or variation.

Cause & effect is the only principle which can be relied upon to produce measurable results.

This is the only principle ever used or ever can be used. There is none other. (7.29)

(4.8) A solution to our problem seems difficult if we are uninformed or inexperienced.

Uninformed” refers to ignorance of natural law. “Inexperienced” means we have not applied knowledge we have gained.

(4.9) It is impossible for the mind to receive an entirely new idea if there is not a corresponding vibratory cell capable of receiving the idea.

We learn by repetition.

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

(4.10) Wisdom is secured through concentration. It is an unfoldment. It comes from within.

Wisdom is the ability to make choices without the hinderance of internal bias and chatter.

 

The Third Mountain (c)

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

Well-being is peace of mind. Well-doing refers to how we treat others and speak of them.

(1.12) Constructive thinking is the condition precedent to all constructive action.

What we do (action) is directed by what we think. This is a cyclical motion.

(1.13) A knowledge of the truth is the underlying condition necessary to all constructive action.

Truth” in this context, is the story we tell ourselves. A “knowledge of the truth” is, thus, an awareness of how the story we tell ourselves will influence our behavior. Constructive action is behavior that supports our ideal state (purpose).

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

An “ability to predict the results” refers to a knowledge of how our thoughts will produce desired effects. A true premise is an intentional use of directed attention (thought).

(1.15) If the premise is false we are unable to anticipate the results that may ensue.

False” refers to thought that does not support our ideal state, which leads to conflict between our desire and our perception of conditions, which influences how we respond or react, which–in turn–creates new conditions.

(1.16) We may know the truth by a recognition of the fact that truth is the vital principle of the universe.

Vital principle of the Universe” refers to a recognition that all form begins the interaction between thought and unlimited creative potential.

(1.17) The nature of truth is spiritual.

Spiritual” is a word that describes the interaction between the individual and the Universal.

(1.18) The secret to the solution to every problem is to apply spiritual truth.

We apply spiritual truth by ensuring our thoughts support our ideal state, which is, necessarily, the solution to every problem.

(1.19) The advantage of spiritual methods is they are always available.

Spiritual methods refers to strategies that allow us to direct our attention to support our ideal state. They are always available in-as-much as we are able to consciously think.

(1.20) A recognition of the omnipresence of spiritual truth and a desire to be a recipient of its beneficial effects is necessary for spiritual methods to be used.

“Omnipresence of spiritual truth” refers to the fact that every individual has the ability to think. A “desire to be a recipient” refers to our intention. “Beneficial,” in this context, is unselfish.

 

TSM criss-cross #3

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

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

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

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

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

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

(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.

(7.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.

The subconscious operates everything the conscious mind does not, although it can be consciously directed. The imagination is a mental muscle. Need, want, and desire all describe methods of thinking and determine action we will take. Creative power of the individual begins as creative potential of the Universal. Spiritual truth is a conscious intentional use of cause and effect. Thinking is a cause that creates and effect. Observing this allows us to become conscious of power. Selfish thought works against the manifestation of the ideal state.

(7.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.

(4.28) All lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord is the result of the exact same law. This law operates relentlessly and is continuously bringing about conditions in correspondence with the thoughts that originate or create them.

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

(6.18) All things originate in mind.

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

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

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

(2.8) Our environment correlates to our predominant mental attitude.

Concentrating alters our perception, regardless of wether the quality of our thought supports conditions we desire or fear. We develop concentration by working towards a mastery of all methods of thinking. All form originates form a union between individual thought and the unlimited creative potential of the Universal. Faith refers to our confidence in the principle of cause & effect. Omniscience (unlimited power) is omnipresent because it exists within everyone. Our predominant mental attitude is the filter of our experience.

 

 

TSM criss-cross #1

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

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

(8.1) The imagination os 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.

(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.

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

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

(4.21) Power depends upon recognition and use.

(7.21) The first law of success is service.

The subconscious guides about 90% of our experience. Conscious mind is constructive thought, which includes imagination. Imagination is intentional visualization, whereas ruminating mind is daydreaming. Inductive reasoning–which consists of the observation of patternswhen used intentionally, is also a form of constructive thought. Universal mind is the source of all method of thought, constructive or destructive. Concentration is acquired by consistent directed attention, which is power. To use this power is service of others is the first law of success.

(7.30) Success is an effect not a cause. If we wish to secure the effect, we must ascertain the cause–the thought which originates or creates it.

(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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inductive reasoning allows us to determine the cause of every effect. This leads to success. We are what we think about consistently. Without directed attention, our desire is only a symbol (hope) of success.. A harmonious mental attitude is acquired by understanding and balancing our (biological) drives and (psychological) forces. This allows us to change the cause to produce desired effects. Inductive reasoning develops keen analytical observation. Applied knowledge becomes power. Concentrated thought eventually manifests in form.

Half Stitch #6 (b)

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

(7.13) Suffering may be avoided by placing ourselves in harmony with natural law.

(6.18) All things originate in mind.

(5.20) Our best interest will be conserved by a recognition of the fact that knowledge of the creative power of thought puts us in touch with infinite power.

Wealth is abundance (not limited to money) and may be acquired by securing a predominant mental attitude that supports this goal. In this way, we may avoid suffering (lack of abundance). All things originate with our perception of conditions. Thought is the key that allows us to access infinite power.

(5.11) Observe individual facts carefully, patiently, and accurately, before venturing to make a statement of natural law.

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

(7.18) We may overcome all fear, lack, limitation, disease, poverty, and discord of every by substituting principle for error.

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

Giving voice to our thoughts (making a statement) creates perception-altering “truths,” because thought corresponds with the creative potential of the Universal MindConstructive thinking allows us to overcome undesirable conditions.

(8.18) The source of all chaos is destructive thought.

(7.20) Insight enables us to understand the value of making application of knowledge we have learned. Many seem to think knowledge applies itself, which is by no means true.

(6.10) Men are learning the basic methods of constructive thinking. This allows them to control conditions and multiply effects in the objective world.

(5.13) The class of facts which can not be observed in the visual daily observation of life are esteemed most highly.

Destructive thought is entertaining visualizations that do not support our ideal state. We must apply this knowledge for it to make any difference. Constructive thinking empowers the manifestation of our ideal state. We learn by observing.

(5.18) When we learn of a fact we can be sure it is the result of a certain definite cause and this cause will operate with invariable precision.

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

(7.11) The degree of harmony we attain is determined by our ability to appropriate what we require for our growth from each experience.

(8.13) Success depends upon spiritual power.

All effects have causes. Maintaining a harmonious mental attitude supports the manifestation of those conditions. Harmony is acquired by applying what we have learned and allowing this knowledge to support and maintain a predominant mental attitude that aligns with the ideal state we desire to manifest.  This is spiritual power.

Crossover Week #12 (c)

(7.3) Idealization is the process of visualizing or idealizing the conditions that will eventually manifest in our lives.

(8.3) The imagination can be cultivated by practicing mental exercise.

(8.13) Success depends upon spiritual power.

(7.13) Suffering may be avoided by placing ourselves in harmony with natural law.

(7.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.

(8.23) To absolutely convince yourself of the truth concerning the conditions you desire to see manifest in life is the method for destroying all forms of fear.

It is important to feel our mental pictures. Feeling unlocks the true potential of visualization. Memory work is an effective mental exercise. Spiritual power is a knowledge of the creative nature of thought. Suffering is a result of resisting the integration of knowledge we have gained. This knowledge dissolves if our thoughts are selfish.  To dissolve fear, we can either–temporarily–create a new illusion (reality tunnel) or we can transform the mind by contrasting it with the Spirit.

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

(7.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.

(7.18) We can overcome all fear, lack, limitation, poverty and discord by substituting principle in place of error.

(8.18) The source of all chaos is destructive thinking.

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

(7.8) Earnest desire, confident expectation, and form demand are necessary steps to bring this law into operation.

If we choose not to intentionally direct our attention, our attention will be directed by conditions and distractions, at the expense of harmony.

5.13-18

(5.13) The class of facts that can not be accounted for in the visual daily observation of life are esteemed most highly.

“Visual daily observation” consists of events we can witness through the operation of the senses.  (3.11) Inductive reasoning is a process of the objective mind… 

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

…in which we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all. 

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

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

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

The unusual, rare, strange are a manifestation of natural law and do not rely on reason.

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

We may “talk ourselves into” everything from the paranormal to the supernatural.

(5.18) When we learn of a truth we can be sure it is the result of a certain definite cause, and the cause will operate with invariable precession.

Cause and effect is the means of existence. (2.26)

Crossover Week #2 (c)

(3.13) Need, want, and desire–in the largest sense–induce, guide, and determine action.

(4.13) A practical working knowledge of cause and effect is secured through an understanding of natural law.

Need, want and desire are expressions of CONSCIOUSNESS, which directs force.

Cause and effect is the SUBSTANCE through which consciousness exerts force.

Natural law is the principle of life to thrive–the guiding FORCE of evolution/progress.

(3.14) The formula for the unerring solution of every problem is to believe our desires have already been fulfilled. Their accomplishment will soon follow.

(4.14) The effect of an understanding of natural law is a conscious realization that we can adjust ourselves to divine and unchanging principles.

A conscious realization that all conditions are effects and all thoughts and actions are the cause of conditions, provides us with the confidence and motivation to adjust our thoughts and actions to support the creation of conditions that support the ideal state we desire to manifest in our lives.

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

(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.

Natural law is infinite, thus, we must be able to differentiate thought and action that supports Natural law from what does not. Selfish (self serving) thought and actions do not support natural law.

This method of thinking (inductive reasoning/faith) has been recognized throughout history.

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

(4.16) The law of attraction rests on vibration which–in turn–rests on love. This is the principle which gives thought its dynamic power. Any thought impregnated with love is invincible.

Natural Law is absolute. We may direct this FORCE to produce infinite SUBSTANCE (form) as a result of our CONSCIOUSNESS state. The “highest” consciousness state we can operate from is a position of love because love is the greatest expression of Natural Law. As long as we do not “disturb” our thoughts and actions with selfish intent, the seeds we ave planted will blossom into manifestation.

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

(4.17) It is invincible because it is a natural law. All natural laws are invincible, unchangeable and act with mathematical certitude, without deviation or variation.

Natural law is absolute because it can be/has been consistently observed (measured).

(3.18) “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things unseen.

(4.18) A solution to our problem seems difficult if we are uninformed or inexperienced.

We reaffirm our confidence/faith through repeated observation of the effects of Natural Law to manifest conditions based on our quality/object of thought.

Crossover Week #2 (b)

(3.7) Fear can be eliminated by an understanding and recognition of the true source of power.

(4.7) The secret of power is service.

Service (what we do and think about others) eliminates fear.

(3.8) Our predominant mental attitude determines the conditions we meet in life.

(4.8) We get what we give.

Our attitude towards others influences the attitude of others toward us.

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

(4.9) The silence is a physical stillness.

Mentally state what is wanted in a concentrated state. This can be facilitated by a physical stillness. This is why it is so important to remain still during meditation. Silence allows our nervous system to settle down.

(3.10) Universal mind is the creative principal of the universe.

(4.10) The silence is the first step towards self control; self mastery.

Physical stillness (the silence) allows us to develop discipline and “control” over the restlessness of body, which is an expression of a restless mind. As the body settles, the mind settles. Think about how much good you are doing your nervous system and the discipline you are cultivating by remaining still, and your mind will settle itself. There is no need to think about silencing your mind because as soon as you direct your attention to silencing the mind, you are reinforcing that mind is not settled.

It is easier to access universal mind when our restless (ruminating/monkey mind) is settled, and Universal Mind is the infinite fountain of supply (1.5).

(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.

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

A scientific understanding is the “observer state,” where we utilize inductive reasoning to secure an understanding of the power of our thoughts with reference to cause and effect.

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

(4.12) Knowledge of our power, courage to dare, and the faith to do so are necessary steps to materialize the ideal.

We acquire knowledge through inductive reasoning. We integrate this knowledge by making “updating” our thinking and actions to constantly support our ideal state.