1.24-18

(1.24)  The nature of our desire must be in harmony with natural law.

If our desire is of benefit to others as well as ourselves, it is in harmony with natural law.

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

Spiritual truth is a knowledge of the creative power of thought.

(1.22) Invisible forces are then set in motion which irresistibly bring about conditions in correspondence to our thoughts.

The object of our thought will find its own way into manifestation. All we need to do is hold our object of thought in mind and avoid all attachment we may have with regards to how it will manifest.

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

Ruminating mind is like trying to walk in 8 different directions at once.

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

Spiritual power (thought) is unlimited power (omnipotence).

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

Spiritual methods are our ability to re/direct our attention.

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

A change your thought = a change in perception.

1.30-25

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

All form (manifestation) is a symbol (effect) of the thought (cause) that created it.

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

Ego relies on experience that comes from existence, and the memory of our experience, to make decisions. Intuition is the “voice” of Self advising ego. Intuition is informed by observation, concentration and inductive reasoning.

(1.28) Concentration depends upon the development of perception, wisdom, intuition and sagacity.

We develop perception by keeping an open mind and avoiding absolutes.

We develop wisdom by allowing new perceptions to influence existing perceptions.

We develop intuition by creating new habits rather than being controlled by former ones.

We develop sagacity by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of perceptions.

(1.27) Mind is the ruler and creator of all form and all events occurring within form.

Mind is the engine that produces thought.

(1.26) The controlling factor of every commercial pursuit is the mental element.

Our ability to hold any idea in mind will influence the way it is perceived by others.

(1.25) Thought is transmuted into character and character is the magnet that creates the environment of the individual.

How another perceives and is affected by the idea we hold in mind determines–for them–the quality of our character.

 

 

Crossover Week #4 (b)

(7.7) The necessary condition for the materialization of the ideal in the objective world is the law of attraction–the natural law by which all conditions and experiences are brought about.

(8.7) Mind is the very real moving force by which we attract the people and circumstances necessary for the fulfillment of our plans.

Mind is the engine of cause & effect.

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

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

The ideal is held steadily in mind by earnest desire, confident expectation and firm demand; concentrated attention on mental pictures that support our ideal state of being.

(7.9) Many fail because they concentrate on loss, disease and disaster. The law is working perfectly. Fear is manifesting.

(8.9) The development of imagination, insight, perception and sagacity are the result of keen analytical information.

Destructive Thought is when we concentrate on loss dis-ease and disaster.

Constructive Thought is when we develop imagination, insight, perception and sagacity, which allow us to concentrate on conditions we desire to see manifested in our lives.

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

(7.10) The alternative is to concentrate on conditions you desire to see manifested in your life.

Keen analytical information is gathered by observation and inductive reasoning.

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

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

Learning from the conditions we encounter in life leads to triumph and success in every way possible. Learning, necessarily, means applying the knowledge we have gained.

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

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

Wealth is the art of creating value for others, which enriches us with unlimited power.

Difficulty and obstacle provide an opportunity for introspection which leads to self awareness.

7.7-12

(7.7) The necessary condition for the materialization of the of your ideal in the objective world is the law of attraction–the natural law by which all conditions and experiences are brought about.

Objective existence depends upon thought to generate create potential.

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

If we want to participate in this ongoing  process: 1) Earnest Desire 2) Confident Expectation 3) Firm Demand

(7.9) Many fail because they focus on loss, disease and disaster. The law is working perfectly. Fear is manifesting.

Fear is the product of focusing on loss, dis-ease, or disaster.

(7.10) The alternative is to concentrate on the ideal, which you desire to see manifested in your life.

Creating mental pictures that reflect ideal conditions will improve your attitude.

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

All experience is an opportunity to become more consciously aware.

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

Difficulty and obstacle are catalysts that prompt awareness.

 

7.1-6

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

Ruminating mind is constantly “picturing” an outcome at some point along the spectrum between what we fear will happen or desire to happen.

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

An awareness of this “mental photography” and a willingness to intentionally change the picture is initiative.

(7.3) Idealization is the process of visualizing or idealizing the conditions we desire to manifest in the objective world.

Idealizing conditions refers to the process of intentionally replacing mental pictures with ones that support our ideal (desired) state.

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

Mental pictures affect how we feel. If the mental picture is “ideal” it will produce an emotional response. If not, it will produce an emotional reaction.

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

The more we direct our attention to a mental picture, the stronger the emotional response or reaction it will trigger.

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

Brain cells are substance in equilibrium. (2.30)

6.7-12

(6.7) Concentration is the highest personal achievement that can be acquired. It is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful person.

Concentration is extended directed attention.

(6.8) Concentration can be achieved by practicing mental exercise. Nourishment is essential to survival.

Mental exercise keeps concentration “in shape.”

(6.9) Concentration is so important because it allows us to control our thoughts and since every thought is a cause, every condition is an effect. Therefore, if we control the cause, we control the effect.

Concentration is the subtle force empowering cause & effect.

(6.10) We are learning the basic methods of constructive thinking. This is allowing us to change conditions and multiply effects in the objective world.

Kahunaki is a philosophy of empowerment based on taking responsibility for how we direct our attention.

(6.11) The source of all wisdom, power, and intelligence, is universal mind.

Wisdom is integrated knowledge. Power is concentration (extended directed attention). Intelligence is inductive reasoning. (3.11)

(6.12) All motion, light, heat, and color originate from universal energy, which is one form of universal mind.

Universal energy is substance in equilibrium, which is constantly being differentiated in form by what we think. (2.30)

The Observer Gets To Decide

You can not silence the monkey mind.

As soon as I ask you not to think of a blue unicorn, you already have. If you are meditating to eliminate internal dialouges you will be disappointed and very frustrated because the internal dialogues will only get louder as your attention is drawn to your inability to stop thinking. Even in sleep, ruminating mind continues its quest to extact value and meaning from experience.

The point of meditation is silence. When we are absolutely still, our nervous system has an opportunity to reset itself.

The silence is a physical stillness. The silence is the first step towards self control; self mastery. (4.7-8).

Dialouge Replacement is the technique in which we introduce internal dialogues that support our ideal state. By meditating on these optimal dialouges, we must, neccesarily, sacrifice unwanted dialouges because conscious mind can only focus on so much at any given time. These new dialouges create new subconscious beliefs and repetition reinforces them. This is the essence of mantras, and functions by the law of growth.

(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.

Thought is substance in equalibrium (2.30), and this substance is constantly changing form based on where we direct our attention. In other words, our experience of conditions is a result of our directed attention.

Increasing our practice

Increasing our practice is essential. By increasing our practice we must, neccesarily, adjust our habits. This brings unconscious patterns into awareness. Awareness allows us to consciously replace habits with intentional rituals (your practice).

The more we can remain conscious observers of experience rather than lose ourselves in the drama of conditions, the richer and more rewarding experience will become.

Pattern Interupts is a technique where the individual introduces discipline (ritual) into their life for the purpose of replacing how they spend time; ensuring time is spent in action that supports an ideal state.

The Observer State is the ideal state because the Observer gets to decide.

A Tantric Desire For Pleasure

Question: Does a Tantric experience a desire for pleasure?

Pleasure in an ambiguous word, because it’s meaning is determined by the experience of the interpreter. (“The Observer Gets To Decide,” is the mantra of the famous Schrodinger’s Cat thought experiment.)

That said,I couldn’t be less interested in having sex.

I have a desire for the pleasure associated with sex but a greater desire not to have sex.

Sex, from a Tantra perspective, is an expression of unity between individual vessels of Brahman (represented by Self/Atman). This is the greatest purpose of sex, anything less is like attempting to solve complex algebra with-at best-grade school math and-at worst- kindergarten level concepts of math (2 shoes and 1 mouth).

If pleasure is your greatest concern (Animal level |basement) you shouldn’t be having sex with another person’s experience.

Sex is a precursor to drama because sex blows the lid off of repressed emotion. Drama associated with (yours or partners) emotion (Human level |ground floor) will distract you from the awareness coming to the surface as a result of the sexual experience. You will become aware of emotion (ego/reaction) instead of awareness (Self/response).

Awareness coming to the surface is the spiritual function of sex (Warrior |1st floor).

There is no reason to involve incompatible person(s) in your deeply personal journey; a journey into the heart of your individuation process. (Divine|Attic – the Tantric concept of pleasure)

You may believe god/dess (Self) knows your heart, though in saying this, you assume you (ego) are aware of its contents, as well. Individuation is the process of confronting the vulnerabilities hidden in your heart as a result of habitual guilt and denial. These vulnerabilities cluster together and form belief systems (complex’s). When we allow another person to fill the void created by complex/vulnerabilities, we are denying the opportunity to confront and remove the void. Soon, we lose all memory of the void until some unanticipated condition brings the memory to surface. We are, then, consumed by intense guilt for not having “seen” the vulnerability earlier, when we may have avoided suffering. How many times have you mused, “I should have known better?”

Tantric sex can only be experienced by individuals with similar intention and developmental compatability, which is rare.

3.25-28~ Mental Action

(3.25) Thought is the seed that results in action. Action results in form.

All action begins with thought. All form begins with action. Form is the expression given to our thoughts, after our thoughts possess us enough to take action.

(3.26) Form depends on the rate of vibration.

All matter consists of vibrating particles. A proton is made up of two up quarks and one down quark. Gluons are like the attracting energy of a magnet that bind the quarks together. String Theory, replaces particles with vibrating strings, that serve a similar purpose to Gluons. Whether gluons or strings (quantum physics), physicists agree that the tiny forms of all matter are vibrating.

(6.17) Vibration is the first form the universal takes, as far as we know.

Since thought creates form, thought must first create vibration.

“As we evolve towards sahasrara, outer experiences come our way in life, and inner experiences come to us in meditation, as different capacities and centers awaken progressively within the nervous system. This occurs as energy flows at higher volumes and rates of vibration through the different nadis in the psychic body.” ~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Kundalini Tantra

(3.37) The rate of vibration may be changed my mental activity.

(3.38) Mental action depends upon polarity-action and reaction-between the individual and the Universal.

Action and interaction between the individual and the Universal-polarity-is mental action. Mental action is awareness of thought/consciousness. Thus, the quality of our thought determines the rate of vibration. All action is predicated by our quality of thought.

Unconscious interaction with Self may be identified with habitual behaviors, which indicate specific emotional attatchment.

Conscious interaction with Self happens when ego is free of (emotional) attatchment.

Imagine a circle. In the center of the circle is Self. Orbiting the circle is ego. These are connected by the ego/Self axis, like the hand of a clock. Between the outer layer where ego orbits and the center, inhabited by Self, are two layers.

The outermost layer is the personal unconscious, and this space is occupied by clusters of emotional triggers called complexes. They float around like asteroids. You may consider the personal unconduncon the emotional asteroid belt.

The innermost later-the collective unconscious- is occupied by archetypes, like great planetary bodies.

Self relates to ego through the archetypes, and thus, the ego/Self axis-as it spins to keep up with egos orbit-frequently finds itself passing through an archetype. Complexes, on the other hand, are not a neccesary function of Self but rather a creation of egos reaction to experience. As such, they are the source of difficulty, obstacles and suffering.

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