Reality Tunnels #5

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

Thought is the means by which the individual can access unlimited creative potential. Directing attention is the cause. How we react or respond to conditions is the effect.

(8.12) The true value of wealth is its exchange value.

Wealth is anything we can exchange. For example, anyone who has a job exchanges their time for money. In this context, time is a form of wealth.

(8.13) Success depends upon spiritual power.

Spiritual Power is a recognition and application of cause & effect. It is spiritual because every thought is a cause.

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

Use” refers to the application this knowledge.

(8.15) We may take our fate out of the hands of chance by constantly realizing the conditions we desire to see manifest in life.

We “constantly realize” conditions by feeling as if they have already happened.

(8.16) Thinking is the great business of life.

Thought is the filter of all conditions and experiences.

(8.17) Thought is spiritual and therefore, creative. To consciously direct thought is to–therefore–direct circumstances, conditions, environment and destiny.

Thought is spiritual because it is the means by which the individual can access unlimited creative potential.

Circumstances are situations we create.

Conditions refer to the internal state of individuals upon which circumstances may arise.

Environment is external conditions.

Destiny refers to our life trajectory.

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

Destructive thought is selfish (7.23) and does not support our ideal state.

(8,19) The source of all abundance is constructive thinking.

Constructive thinking is empowered by love (4.3) and supports our ideal state.

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

Spiritual energy is thought.

8th Key (c)

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

(8.13) Success depends upon spiritual power.

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

Imagination is the art of creating mental pictures that support our ideal state. Spiritual power is feeling.  It is not enough to create mental pictures, we must feel the emotion of these mental pictures/conditions to activate the power to destroy fear and realize the manifestation of our desires.

(8.28) The source of all inharmony is destructive thought.

(8.18) Thought is spiritual and, therefore, creative. To consciously control thought is to, therefore, control circumstances, conditions, environment and destiny.

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

Destructive thought is mental pictures and dialogues that do not support our ideal state/outcome. When we direct our thoughts toward our ideal, we are being creative.

 

 

Half Stitch #5 (d)

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

(2.21) Individuals are measured by the degree of intelligence they manifest.

(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names, such an inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and bad.

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

We identify with our ideal state by directing our attention to thoughts and activities that support it. Our willingness to adjust ourselves to support our ideal state reveals our degree of intelligence. Extremes create polarity. Any purpose in life is achieved by finding a place of equilibrium between extremes.

(4.23) A practical working of cause and effect is secured though an understanding of natural law.

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

(2.23) Creative power originates in the Universal.

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

Cause and effect is a quality of nature. Our thoughts determine our actions. Thought is creative and originates in the Universal. This understanding is spiritual truth.

(1.28) Concentration is secured by the development of the powers of perception, wisdom, insight, and sagacity.

(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.

(3.28) Mental action depends upon polarity–action and interaction–between the individual and the Universal.

(4.28) Lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord of every kind is the result of the exact same law. This law acts relentlessly and is continuously bringing about conditions in correspondence to the thoughts that originate or create them.

Concentration is the elimination of internal chatter. We receive attention/thought by giving thought/attention. To give and receive is another example of polarity. Understanding the power of our directed attention, allows us to avoid conditions that do not support our ideal state and, instead, create conditions we desire.

(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think. Thus, our quality of thought determines the conditions we meet in life.

(3.30) Inspiration is the art of self realization–it is the art of adjusting the individual mind to the Universal mind; a recognition of the omnipresence of omniscience.

(2.30) We receive thought, which is substance in equilibrium, and is constantly being differentiated in form by what we think.

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

 

Thought determines how we perceive conditions. Inspiration comes from knowing we have the power to change our perceptions, which changes how we experience conditions. Conditions are constantly changing because they are a result of thought-our own, as well as the thoughts and perceptions of others. The “form” thought takes is, thus, a symbol of the story we tell ourselves.

 

Crossover Week #8 (b)

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

(7.24) Our greatest success will be achieved by a recognition of the fact that it is just as essential to give as it is to receive.

We have the potential to help others by directing our attention (giving/serving) toward their well being. This is referred to as “blessing.”

(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 manifested in life is the method for destroying all forms of fear.

Dissolution–in this context–is the erosion of a thought. Beneficial thought is the dissolution of fear. Thus, selfish thought–inevitably–leads to fear.

(8.22) The real “I” is spiritual and consequently creative and can, therefore, never be less than perfect.

(7.22) We can be of the most service by keeping an open mind. Be interested in the race not the goal; the pursuit not the possession.

As a result of our spiritual nature, we must keep an open mind in the face of adversity and realize that difficulty and obstacle are necessary for wisdom and spiritual growth (7.12). Suffering, though, is optional. (7.13)

By keeping our thoughts directed toward our ideal state, we can transcend the suffering of mind (5.27) and by seeking the cause of adversity (the effect), we are able to avoid repeating the cyclical actions that led to adversity.

(7.21) The first law of success is service.

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

Truth is observable and measurable phenomena.  These are universally agreed upon concepts–like gravity, mathematics, and cause & effect. They are beyond dispute, regardless of culture or creed. These are not “absolute” truths because we can not be absolutely certain of anything. Science (observation) is constantly revising its understanding of nature (the observed).

In error, we define “truth” through the filter of our respective belief systems. Belief systems are contingent upon “hit or miss absolutes.”  These are not universally accepted nor empirically measurable, yet within specific cultural and sociological groups, they are regarded as infallible truths. Dogma and religion fit into this category.

Service is directed attention may be accompanied by action.

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

(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.

We recognize our ability to control spiritual energy by taking the initiative to consistently direct our attention toward thoughts that support our ideal state.

Initiative is making application of knowledge we have gained.  The process of taking initiative results in the integration of knowledge to reorganize our belief systems.

Reorganizing our believe systems is a necessary process of individuation (bringing the unconscious into consciousness). This is a process that continues throughout our life because consciousness is in a constant state of evolving.

(7.19) A knowledge 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.

(8.19) The source of all harmony is constructive thinking.

Cause & effect is as reliable as gravity. This makes this principle of natural law an undisputed truth, observable by anyone, anywhere. When we choose to direct our thoughts toward our ideal state, we will begin feeling (experiencing emotion) that corresponds to our thoughts. the result is that our perception and attitude will change, opening us up to give (thought) and receive (thought) that will perpetuate the ‘feeling’ required to realize a manifestation of our ideal state.

7.6-1

(7.6) The material for the construction of mental images is secured by millions of tiny workers–brain cells.

Brain cells are the building blocks of visualization.

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

Habitual behavior is a result of habitual thinking.

“Our own” (who we inherently are) is a result of all past thinking, both conscious and subconscious. (5.6)

(7.4) “Seeing” creates “feeling,” “feeling” creates “being.” First the mental, then the emotional, then the unlimited possibilities of achievement.

Speaking causes others to visualize our words. Visualization creates “feeling.”

“Feeling” is emotion expressed in mood. “Feeling” adds vitality to thought (7.15)

(7.3) Idealization is the process of visualizing or idealizing the conditions we desire to see manifested in our lives.

Idealization is when we intentionally visualize mental pictures that correspond with our ideal state.

(7.2) By holding an image or picture in mind, we gradually but surely draw the thing nearer to us.

When we hold an image or picture in mind, we are expressing love on a cosmic level.

Keep in mind:

  1. We attract what we think about regardless of wether our thoughts are supportive or destructive.
  2. The way in which the object of our thought will manifest may not be the way we desire. Just like the saying, “be careful what you wish for,” because what you want in your life may appear in a way you do not want, which is why we should always “keep an open mind (7.22)” and hold an image or picture in mind rather than on how we want our object of thought to materialize.

(7.1) Visualization is the process of making mental pictures.

6.30-25

(6.30) The old regime is trying to cling to the fatalistic doctrine of divine election. The new regime recognizes the divinity of the individual; the democracy of humanity.

The “old regime” may be considered the prevailing world view. The “new regime” may be considered the emerging worldview.

(6.29) This system will meet every human necessity or requirement.

As more individuals take responsibility for their thoughts,”critical mass” grows closer toward embracing the new regime.

(6.28) For the first time in the worlds history, mankind’s highest reasoning faculty can be satisfied by demonstrate-able truth, which is–now– fast flooding the world.

Mankind’s highest reasoning faculty is mind. Accepting responsibility for our thoughts, necessarily, means applying the knowledge we have gained. When we do, we will notice results. This is demonstrable truth.

(6.27) Millions are making use of mental therapeutics.

Mental therapeutics is applying the knowledge we have gained to change our attitude toward conditions we experience.

(6.26) A higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls, changes, or destroys a lower rate of vibration.

All thought travels by vibration. Each individual is a transmitter and receiver of thought. These thoughts “vibrate” at a rate corresponding to how we emotionally feel. Think of a jackhammer breaking through concrete. The concrete is denser. It has a lower rate of vibration. The jackhammer produces a high rate of vibration that can break through the lower rate of vibration.

A high rate of vibration is in harmony with natural law.

(6.25) The rate of vibration is then brought into operation for the greater good.

The greater good is natures ability to take care of itself, regardless of how conditions feel. The more we are in harmony with natural law, the less suffering we will experience.

 

Crossover Week #6 (e)

(4.6) We may acquire the faith, courage, and enthusiasm, that results in achievement by a recognition of our spiritual nature.

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

By eliminating fear, we acquire the faith, courage and enthusiasm that results in achievement.

(3.5) The result of this disruption is every ill which the human race has been afflicted.

(4.5) The secret of thoughts creative power is spiritual activity.

Spiritual activity is in constant polarity between constructive or deconstructive thoughts.

(4.4) Thought takes form by the law of growth.

(3.4) This distribution may be interrupted by resistant, critical, discordant thought, but especially by fear.

Repetition of thought is the cause.

(3.3) Thought is given vitality by the law of love.

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

Love may be understood as supporting life. We radiate emotion from our solar plexus.

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

(3.2) Thought is carried by the law of vibration.

The nervous system vibrates the nature of our thought.

(3.1) Thought is spiritual energy.

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

Spirit = our ability to think/the process of thought.

Cerebral Spinal system radiates will.

7.25-30

(7.25) Financiers frequently meet with great success because they do their own thinking.

…why banks are rich and you are not.

(7.26) The great majority remain docile and willing tools of the few because they allow the few to do their thinking for them.

How much of your time is spent the way you would like and how much of your time is dictated by the desires of others?

(7.27) Concentrating on sorrow and loss brings sorrow and loss.

(7.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.

Concentration creates “feeling.”

(7.29) This is the only principle ever used or ever can be used. There is none other. The fact that it may be used unconsciously does not alter the situation.

Nothing will substitute the power of directed attention to change perception.

(7.30) Success is an effect not a cause. If we wish to secure the effect we must ascertain the thought-idea by which the effect is created.

Crossover Week #3 (e)

(5.25) The result of this discovery is nothing less than marvelous. it opens unprecedented and limitless opportunities.

(6.25) The Law of Vibration is the Natural Law brought into operation by directed concentrated attention.

Intentionally directing our attention toward is the method for achieving anything we desire.

(5.26) We may eliminate imperfect conditions by becoming conscious of our unity with the source of all power.

(6.26) A higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls, changes or destroys a lower rate of vibration.

Initiative = high vibration. Distraction = low vibration.

(5.27) The Master Mind thinks big thoughts; he holds ideas large enough to counteract and destroy all petty and annoying obstacles.

(6.27) Millions of people make use of mental therapeutics.

Holding big ideas is mental therapeutics.

(5.28) Experiences come to us through the Law of Attraction.

(6.28) For the first time in the worlds history, mans highest reasoning faculty can be satisfied by demonstrate able truth which is now fast flooding the world.

Directing our attention will, unceasingly, result in in changing our perception of conditions.

(5.29) This law is brought into operation by our predominant mental attitude.

(6.29) This system will meet every human requirement or necessity.

Our predominant mental attitude is the foundation of all well being.

(5.30) The old regime is trying to cling to the fatalistic doctrine of divine election. The new regime recognizes the divinity of the individual, the democracy of humanity.

(6.30) True science and true religion are twin sisters. Where the one goes, the other necessarily follow.

Old regime = religion =(participation).

New regime= science (observation).

 

 

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.