(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.
(4.8) We get what we give.
(6.14) Thought is mind in motion.
(7.13) Suffering may be avoided by a conscious recognition of and cooperation with, natural laws.
(1.25) Thought is transmuted into character and character is the magnet which creates the environment of the individual.
(1.26) The mental element is the controlling factor in this method of thought.
We give thought. Our directed attention influences the lives of those we think about.
Cause & effect is a principle of natural law. Every thought is a cause. This knowledge is the “mental element.”
(5.3) Few understand or appreciate that subconscious mind can be consciously controlled.
(5.13) The class of facts that cannot be observed in the visual daily observation of life are esteemed most highly.
(5.23) Power is manifested thorough the individual. Each individual is a channel whereby energy is differentiated in form.
(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire–the result of past reasoning will.
Facts measurable phenomena. All phenomena are effects. Not all effects have obvious causes. Individuals are the source of all causes.
(5.28) Experience comes to us through the law of attraction.
(5.18) When we learn of a fact we can be sure it is a result of a certain definite cause and this cause will act with invariable precision.
(5.8) The omnipresence of omniscience is the secret of power.
All experience is an effect that has its cause in the thoughts of individuals. When we learn a cause, we have the power to modify our behavior to produce the desired effect. Every individual is a source of the same unlimited creative power.
(2.1) There are two modes of mental activity–conscious and subconscious.
(2.11) Abundance is the offspring of power.
(2.21) Individuals are measured by the degree of intelligence they manifest.
Conscious mind is our general awareness of unique experience within the context of and in contrast to, shared experience. Subconscious mind is the operating system of our psychological forces and biological drives. It operates without the prompting of conscious mind, though can be influenced by conscious thought.
Power is an ability to influence conditions we experience.
Our degree of intelligence indicates the degree of power we are aware of and capable of using.
(2.30) We receive thought, which is substance in equilibrium and is constantly being differentiated in thought by what we think.
(2.20) Thought will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation because thought is a product of the spiritual individual and spirit is the creative principle of the Universe.
(1.10) Thought it creative energy and will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.
Our thoughts are constantly being influenced by how others are thinking about us. We are spiritual beings because we have the ability to create and influence conditions. We access this creative energy through thought.
Family relationships provide a unique anchor to who we’ve been. This is important because who we are and who we may become can only exist because of who we were. Ignoring the past is like trying to navigate through the wilderness without a compass.
The story of our spiritual, mental and physical growth provides us with a self-referential index so we don’t get lost in the journey of life. Family holds us accountable to who we’ve been by virtue of their memories, which they hold up like mirrors to show us our progress through life, or lack of it. A service which we, in turn, provide them.
This accountability factor happens regardless of intention, because we see ourselves reflected in the behavior of family, and we are forced to compare and contrast our current behavior/beliefs from past behavior/beliefs. We observe similarities and differences. We extend grace and intolerance to family in unique ways that separate family from other relationships. As a result, our experience of grief and love is intensified.
Regardless of your relationship with family, they can not be replaced because we did not choose them, and we perpetuate this cycle for our children, who don’t choose us as parents, our siblings as aunts/uncles, or our parents as grandparents. This absence of choice creates deep complexes which we spend our lives attempting to resolve.
Relationships thrive absent of resentment. Resentment is holding others responsible for having intentions we’ve assumed while holding ourselves responsible for allowing their behavior to rob us of something.
We tend to resent ourselves for lessons we’ve yet to integrate. We tend to resent others for their role in co-creating conditions that prepare us for integration (if we have been resisting this necessary process); that point at which we become conscious of our ability to adjust ourselves to unchanging principles.
Conditions are not arbitrary. Conditions we encounter in life are effects. Many of our frustrations exist because we create the condition for what frustrates us to occur. You burn yourself because you touched a pot that was hot, you tripped because you were texting not watching as you walked, a pile of books falls over because they are not balanced and stacked to high.
When frustrations like this happen it is important to remember that we created the scenario that allowed it to happen, otherwise we begin to act as though we are entitled to avoid responsibility for our actions.
It also helps tremendously to take a moment and realize how lucky you are that conditions aren’t worse. A recognition of what we’ve been saved from, replaces our victim dialogue (reaction) with gratitude (response).
(4.18) A solution to our problems seems difficult if we are uninformed or inexperienced.
Projection Awareness is a consciousness recognition that others do not see you the way you see yourself. Likewise, how you see others is not the way they see themselves. If you ever struggled to understand why another is unable to share your point of view, this is why.
Discovering belief systems that give way to our thoughts and action are fundamental tools to building significant relationships with others.
(1.25) Thought is transmuted into character and character is the magnet that creates our environment.
Belief forms when action confirms thought, which means it is experiencial and experience is unique to each individual. We may share an event, but how we internalize that event is our experience, and will be as different as the way we recall it. Memory is subjective and is constantly being differentiated in form by our beliefs.
Our desire to remember the past (or imagine the future) in a specific way impresses itself upon our predominant mental attitude. The subconscious does not make a value judgement on the nature of our rumination. It will accept whatever is consistent in thought and action. We always have a choice, though habit makes our choice more predictable.
(2.5) Conscious mind in reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.