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 Second Mountain (f)

(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.

We must learn to eliminate the tendency to direct our attention to thought that does not support our ideal state. Thought is like a cloud passing above us. It is not until we direct our attention toward it, that we become possessed by it.

(1.22) Invisible forces are, then, set in motion to bring about the desired result.

By directing our attention toward thought that supports our ideal state, we begin to filter experience through a strainer that eliminates the cause of undesired effects.

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

Spiritual refers to the ability of the individual to intentionally think, in contrast to biological drives and psychological forces. Thought is creative and depends upon an interaction with unlimited creative potential that comes from the Universal.

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

Natural law is the principle/pattern of cause and effect. Most people fail because they become fixated on the effect. They desire the effect and begin to daydream about how their life will change with the effect. They treat conditions in life as supportive or unsupportive on the effect and completely neglect the cause.

Our desires must BECOME the cause, and the effects will take care of themselves. For example, the cause is practice, the effect is success. We must desire to practice and master whatever it is we are passionate about, and the success will follow.

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

Our directed attention creates a vibrational frequency that affects us physically and emotionally. Other people will “tune into” this frequency, whether consciously of subconsciously, and the impression that forms in others perception of our vibrational frequency is what we refer to as character.

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

The mental element is the spiritual; our ability to consciously direct our attention, knowing that every thought is a cause and every condition, an effect.

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

Mind is the “engine” that facilitates thought.

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

Wisdom is applied knowledge leading to sound judgement. Perception is a result of our predominant mental attitude. Intuition is the knowing that comes from within, absent of reason; what we viscerally feelSagacity is discernment.

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

Existence (past, present, or imagined future experience) and memory (how we remember past experience) create bias, which can impair our perception and decision making.

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

Effects are symbols. They reflect our predominant mental attitude, as shaped by our directed attention.

Symbols are effects. A symbol without integrated knowledge and experience is just a symbol.

The Second Mountain (e)

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

Universal Mind is unlimited creative potential. It is “universal” because each individual can access this creative potential, which makes it omnipresent.

(6.12) All motion, light, heat, and color have their origin in Universal Energy, which is one form of Universal Mind.

Universal Energy is the “raw material” of potential, in the same way that electricity is the raw material of the effects it can produce.

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

All thought is creative because thought originates within this pool of creative potential we call Universal Mind.

(6.14) Thought is mind in motion.

Mind in motion is referred to as rumination. Rumination allows us to learn. It is destructive when our attention is directed toward destructive thought.

(6.15) The individual is the means by which the Universal creates various combinations that result in the formation of phenomena.

The Universal creates various combinations (conditions we encounter) as a result of the quality of an individuals directed attention.

(6.16) The power of the individual to think is their ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into existence.

Directed attention (thought) alters our perception of conditions and opportunities, thus, we are more inclined to respond or react to these conditions and opportunities based on our predominant mental attitude, which is the result of our most repetitious thoughts.

(6.17) Quarks and electrons are the first form the Universal takes, as far as we know.

All form has come into being as a result of thought. All form is constructed by quarks, which form electrons.

(6.18) All things have their origin in mind.

The origin of all things begins within the mind, where the interaction between the individual and the Universal–thought–produces cause & effect.  All thoughts are causes, all perceptions are effects.

(6.19) The result of a change in thought is a change in conditions.

When we change the object of our directed attention, our perception of conditions changes, and as a result, we will respond or react differently, which creates a change in the trajectory of conditions and our experience of them.

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

A harmonious mental attitude is the result of transcending the polarity of extremes (the urge to label experience as “good” or “bad”) and discovering a greater option is available to us when we live within the Mandorla, or, the place of balance and moderation created when extremes begin to overlap, as demonstrated by the “football” shape created when two circles/moons merge.




The Second Mountain (c)

(8.1) Imagination is a form of constructive thought. It is the light that penetrates new worlds of thought and experience. It is the mighty instrument by which every great discoverer and inventor opens the way from precedent to experience.

Imagination is the method by which thought is converted into feeling.

(8.2) The cultivation of the imaginations leads to the development of the ideal, out of which your future will emerge.

Our ideal state is the result of our predominant mental attitude. This means that our ideal state is determined by what we think and feel most often, NOT by what we think about once in a while in between feeling terrible and complaining that life is not what we desire.

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

Mental exercise is intentionally directing our thought. Repeated actions like memorization can be very effective, as well as visualization exercises.

(8.4) Daydreaming is a form of mental dissipation while the imagination is a form of constructive thought, which precedes all constructive action.

Daydreaming is what happens when ruminating minds directs our thoughts, rather than intention. This leads to scattered mind.

(8.5) Mistakes are a result of ignorance.

Ignorance is a lack or knowledge and/or a lack of applied knowledge.

(8.6) Knowledge is a result of our ability to think.

Thought makes knowledge possible.

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

Mind is the engine of thought.

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

Any image and feeling that persists in mind will shape our perception of conditions.

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

Imagination is directed thought toward our ideal state.

Insight is the result of applied knowledge.

Perception is a result of our predominant mental attitude.

Sagacity is wise and prudent discernment.

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

Opulence is fantastical abundance.

Harmony is equilibrium between polarity.


TFM Criss-Cross #5

(1.5) The Universal Mind is the life principle of every atom in existence.

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

(2.15) Thought is the connecting link between the finite and the infinite.

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

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

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

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

(6.25) The Law of Vibration is then brought into operation for the greater good.

All form originates from create potential/Universal Mind. Thought is our direct link to this creative potential. This is spiritual power. Repeated thought makes it easier to visualize. The clearer we visualize, the easier we may feel the conditions we will eventually manifest. Feeling is the key. Feel the conditions you desire. Opportunity, then, presents itself for us to act on.  This principle of cause and effect is observable. because thought corresponds with a rate of vibration and each form (effect) produced will correspond to the rate that created it.

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

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

(3.25) Form depends on the rate of vibration.

(8.26) Thinking is the great business of life.

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

(2.16) The Universal can manifest itself only through the individual.

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

(1.6) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into existence.

Constructive thought produces a higher rate of vibration. We know this through observation. All form depends on the vibration of spiritual energy (thought). Therefore, thinking, is the most important thing we need to be concerned about. Brain cells working in harmony result in constructive thinking. . A recognition of our spiritual nature empowers imagination. Imagination unlocks creative potential and creates form.


6th Key (e)

(6.5) This mechanism is the brain.

(6.15) The individual is the means by which the Universal creates various combinations that result in the formation of phenomena.

(6.25) The law of vibration is brought into effect for the greater good.

The brain is the mechanism for changing our perception. Directed attention is the process by which the Universal is led to create options for how we perceive conditions. Thought creates vibrations and these vibrations create conditions.

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

(6.16) The power of the individual to think is his ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into existence.

(6.6) This may be changed through the process called thinking. Thought creates brain cells and these cells respond to the corresponding thought in the Universal.

Not all vibrations are equal in creative potential. We act upon the Universal by thinking, and thought creates vibrations. We changed these vibrations by directing our attention toward other thoughts.

6th Key (d)

(6.4) Conditions can be changed by changing the mechanism by which the Universal is differentiated.

(6.14) Thought is mind in motion.

(6.24) Thought is spiritual and, therefore, creative, and will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

The Universal is differentiated to our directed attention. The opposite of motion is static; a non thinking state, such as meditation. Because thought connects us with creative potential, we are spiritual beings.

(6.27) Millions are making use of mental therapeutics.

(6.17) Quarks and electrons are the first form the Universal takes, as far as we know.

(6.7) Concentration is the highest personal achievement that can be acquired; the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman.

Mental therapeutics are a conscious adjustment of our thoughts, as causes, to produce desired effects. This adjustment is predicated on the knowledge that our thoughts contain a rate of vibration and these vibrations affect the construction of matter in the objective world. This begins with quarks and electrons. Concentration is the greatest tool we have for directing our attention.

6th Key (b)

(6.2) These effects can be changed by changing the mechanism to which electricity is attached.

(6.12) All motion, light, heat and color have their origin in Universal energy, which is one form of Universal Mind.

(6.22) Man is a spiritual being and this spirit must, necessarily, be perfect.

All effects depend upon the source of energy that empowers them. The Universal is the source of unlimited creative potential that we may access to manifest our desires. This ability makes us spiritual beings.

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

(6.19) The result of a change in thought is a change in condition.

(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.

Unlimited power can meet unlimited demands. Concentrated thought is unlimited power. All thoughts are causes. All feelings are effects.

5th Key (e)

(5.5) The law of attraction is bringing us to our own.

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

(5.25) The result is nothing less than marvelous. It opens unprecedented and limitless opportunity.

How we direct our attention is constantly influencing who we believe we are. Thus, if our mind is constantly bouncing from extremes, this explains our fluctuating moods and lack of secure identity. This knowledge allows us to direct our attention in a consistent manner to produce the results we desire.

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

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

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

Thought allows secure desired conditions. This is a fact because it is consistently observable. Who we believe we are in a result of our predominant mental attitude.

5th Key (b)

(5.2) The vast mental storehouse–the subconscious–is generally not utilized.

(5.12) We may know this method (of observation) is correct by not permitting a tyrannical prejudice to neglect or mutilate unwelcome facts.

(5.22) The Universal Mind–from which all things proceed and is one and indivisible–is the source of all power.

The subconscious stores our programing–our default responses or reactions to conditions we meet in life. Observation without bias is the only way to discover our subconscious defaults. With these observations, we can, then, access the creative power of the Universal to “reprogram”our subconscious.

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

(5.19) This knowledge explains the cause of every possible condition–spiritual, mental, and physical.

(5.9) All life and power is from within.

Our predominant mental attitude is the default “cause” of the effects we experience in life. This explains every possible condition. The cause is always within.