(4.3) Thought is given vitality by the law of love.
Cause & effect rests on vibration which, in turn, rests on love. This is the principle which gives thought its dynamic power. (4.15)
(3.13) Need, want, and desire-in the largest sense-induce, guide, and determine action.
Need, want, and desire, all originate from thought.
(2.23) Creative power originates in the Universal.
Universal Mind is the creative principle of every atom in existence. (1.5)
(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.
It is best to fill a cup that is empty.
(3.18) “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things unseen.”
Faith is a conviction; a confidence in our ideal.
(4.8) The secret of power is service.
Service is how we think and act toward others.
(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)
(8.2) The cultivation of the imagination leads to the development of the ideal out of which your future will emerge.
Imagination is visualization that supports our ideal state. Cultivation is consistency.
(7.12) Difficulty and obstacles are necessary for wisdom and spiritual growth.
Difficulty is challenge. Obstacles demand that we adjust our path. These are necessary skills on the road to the liberation of our authenticity from ego.
(6.22) We are spiritual beings and this spirit must, necessarily, be perfect.
Imagine Universal creative potential is an ocean and every individual is a bottle that has been filled with water from this ocean. Spirit is the inherent substance of universal creative potential (Brahma) within every individual. More than an ability to communicate, spirit is, literally, a piece of Brahma.
(1.2) All possession is based on consciousness.
We are possessed by what captures our attention. Whenever our attention is directed towards an object of thought, we experience a shift in consciousness.
(1.9) Discord, disharmony, lack, and limitation, are the result of destructive thinking.
Destructive thinking is directed attention toward what does not support our ideal state.
(6.29) This system will meet every human requirement or necessity.
The “system” is Cause & Effect (The Law of Attraction).
(7.19) A knowledge of the truth invariably destroys error. We do not have to laboriously shovel the darkness out. All the is required is to turn the light on. This same principle applies to every form of negative thought.
The “truth” is that all thought is a cause. If we want to change the cause, we must ascertain the thought or idea by which the effect is created.
(8.9) Keen analytical observation leads to opulence and harmony.
Keen analytical observation is an eager willingness to scrutinize our behavior in an effort to discover the cause (thoughts) that result in specific conditions.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(1.15) If our belief regarding truth is different than another, we are unable to form a conception of the results that may ensue.
(2.15) Thought is the connecting link between the finite and the infinite.
(3.15) Jesus, Plato and Swedenborg all advocated this teaching.
(8.15) Thinking is the great business of life.
(8.16) Thought is spiritual and therefore creative. To consciously control thought is to control circumstances, conditions, environment and destiny.
(3.16) We are thinking on the plane of the absolute where–having planted a seed–if left undisturbed, will germinate into fruition.
(2.16) The Universal can manifest itself, only, through the individual.
(1.16) We may know the truth by a realization of the fact that truth is the vital principle of the universe and therefore omnipresent.
The only absolute we are aware of is revealed in the patterns within nature.