The Third Mountain (a)

(3.1) The Cerebral Spinal System of nerves is the organ of the conscious mind.

The Cerebral Spinal System is concerned with transmission of impulses from sense organs to the voluntary muscles.

(3.2) The Sympathetic System of nerves is the organ of the subconscious mind.

The Sympathetic System-responsible for flight or flight–is part of the Autonomic Nervous System, which is responsible for control of the bodily functions not consciously directed, such as breathing, the heartbeat, and digestive processes.

(3.3) The Solar Plexus is the central point of distribution for energy which the body is constantly generating.

The Solar Plexus is a complex of ganglia and radiating nerves of the sympathetic system at the pit of the stomach.

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

If the nerves of our body were like a garden house, fear is like obstructing the flow of water through the hose.

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

When the flow of energy is obstructed, dis-ease is the result.

(3.6) This energy can be controlled and directed by conscious thought.

Conscious thought eliminates obstruction.

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

The true source of power is our ability to consciously direct attention.

(3.8) Our predominant mental attitude determines the conditions we meet in life.

Our predominant mental attitude is the filter of all experience.

(3.9) To awake the solar plexus, mentally state what is wanted.

By mentally stating what is wanted, and consistently reinforcing this desire, we remove obstructions of energy and allow the solar plexus to radiate at the vibration that will “attract” our desire.

(3.10) Universal Mind is the creative principle of the universe.

Universal Mind is the source of unlimited creative potential. Directing Attention “travels” through the nerves of our body  and–upon reaching our Solar Plexus–is the “communicated” to Universal Mind.

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 (a)

(2.1) There are two modes of mental activity–conscious and subconscious.

All action is predicated by conscious or subconscious thought.

(2.2) Ease and perfection depend upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the conscious mind.

Mastery “happens” when repeated action becomes so habitual, we do not have to consciously think about it anymore. Conversely, we may also be controlled by habitual behaviors that are self-destructive.

(2.3) The value of the subconscious is enormous. It guides us. It warns us. It controls the vital processes and is the seat of memory.

The subconscious controls all the “background” programs of our experience.

(2.4) The conscious mind has the faculty of discrimination. It has the power of reasoning. It is the seat of the will and may impress the subconscious.

The conscious mind navigates the polarities of experience (persona-shadow, ego-self, etc.) Wether is is tossed about or maintains equilibrium depends on the individuals ability to apply knowledge they have gained.

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.

Conscious mind is like the USB device/drive by which we may “reprogram” the subconscious with our intention.

(2.6) To impress the subconscious, mentally state what is wanted.

We mentally state what is wanted by directing our attention toward visualizing and idealizing (feeling) the conditions we desire to manifest in our experience.

(2.7) If our desires our in harmony with the forward movement of the great whole, forces will be set in motion to bring about the desired result.

The forward movement of the great whole is natures plan to become conscious of itself. We participate in this plan by consciously recognizing that our experience of life is for this same purpose. The more we intentionally bring unconscious patterns and belief systems into conscious awareness, the more we are in harmony with this plan. Introspection, inductive reasoning, and critical thinking are key instruments available to us.

(2.8) Our experience reflects conditions corresponding to our predominant mental attitude.

Our predominant mental attitude is determined by our directed attention; how much time we spend thinking about specific things and what we feel when we think.

(2.9) This is cause & effect.

Our experience is shaped by internal conditions–thoughts and feelings.

(2.10) Thought is creative energy and will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

Creative energy is spiritual energy. Thought is, thus, spiritual.

The First Mountain (h)

(6.21) Sickness may be eliminated by placing ourselves in harmony with natural law.

Natural law is the “divine” plan wherein Universal consciousness will become aware of itself through the manifestation of itself within nature (humanity).

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

Spiritual refers to the ability of the individual to communicate with the Universal. This is accomplished through conscious and/or subconscious thought.

(6.23) A knowledge of this perfection–first mentally, then emotionally–results in a manifestation of this perfection.

Intentional (conscious) thought produces desired results.

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

The object of our thought is what our attention is directed to.

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

Thought is carried by the rate of vibration. (4.4) This rate fluctuates depending on the quality of our directed attention; wether the object of our thought is in harmony with the goal of consciousness to become aware of itself.

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

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

(6.27) Millions are making use of mental therapeutics.

Mental therapeutics is practicing mental exercise to strengthen our ability to form mental pictures, which empowers our ability to feel the conditions we desire to see manifested.

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

Our highest reasoning faculty is mind. Mind is constantly seeking and–in most cases–creating “solutions” (reality tunnels) to help  us cope with conditions. Demonstrate-able truth is the principle of cause and effect. Thought will consistently produce a change in perception. This is demonstrate-able.

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

This principle is empowered by unlimited creative potential.

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

Religion is based on observation (science) that has become dogma.

 

 

Half Stitch #6 (d)

(5.21) Whenever we become conscious of power it is manifested in the objective world; it is brought forth into tangible expression.

(6.21) Sickness may be eliminated by placing ourselves in harmony with natural law.

(7.21) The first law of success is service.

(8.21) Every system of metaphysics depends upon an understanding of ourselves and the world.

Becoming conscious of power” is integrated self awareness; self awareness that is beyond logical and theoretical knowledge, as has been applied to the degree that a change in thought and behavior have resulted. This is the means to eliminating all forms of sickness. Success is the result of service., upon which every system of metaphysics depends.

(8.23) To have absolute confidence in the manifestation of conditions you desire in life is the method for destroying all forms of fear.

(7.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.

(6.23) A conscious recognition of this perfection–first mentally and then emotionally–results in a manifestation of this perfection.

(5.23) Power is manifested through the individual. Each individual is a channel whereby power is differentiated in form.

The power of the individual to believe must be predicated upon a recognition and application of cause and effect. Selfish thought and intentions distort the effect. Perfection is the cause, belief is the effect. Each individual has unlimited access to this power.

(5.28) Experience comes to us through the law of attraction.

(6.28) For the first time in the worlds history, humanities highest reasoning faculty can be satisfied by demonstrate-able truth.

(7.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.

(8.28) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into manifestation for the benefit of ourselves and others.

Our experience is a result of how we perceive conditions. The quality of our thoughts (directed attention) can produce measurable results because thinking is how we access unlimited creative potential (Universal).

(8.30) The result of constructive thinking is we will come to know the “Father” as original divine awareness, which really and truly lives within you, and all things are possible and can be demonstrated by anyone with sufficient understanding.

(7.30) Success is an effect not a cause. If we want to secure the effect, we must ascertain the thought–the cause or idea–by which the effect is created.

(6.30) True science and true religion are twin sisters; where the one goes, the other, necessarily, follows.

(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.

Breath is original divine awareness manifest in each individual. We must discover the cause that will produce any desired effect. Science and religion attempt to explain observable phenomena; religion-through divine election, and science–on the dogma of observation.

7th Key (b)

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

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

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

Visualization facilitates feeling. Even during difficulty and obstacle, we can maintain a positive mental state by feeling positive. An “open mind” is a mind without judgement or assumptions.

(7.29) This is the only principle ever used or can be used. There is none other.

(7.19) 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.

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

Cause and effect determines all form. By adjusting our thoughts/directing our attention to an ideal state, we “turn the light on.” By allowing our thoughts to focus on loss, disease, and disaster, we facilitate the maintenance of self destruction.

7th Key (a)

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

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

(7.21) The first law of success is service.

Our ability to visualize our ideal allows us to “feel” our ideal, and feeling is the ignition of experience. Learning from experience, allows us to transcend any unwanted feelings associated with the experience. Success depends upon service.

(7.30) Success is an effect not a cause. If we want to secure the effect, we must ascertain the cause–the thought or idea–by which the effect is created.

(7.20) Insight enables us to understand the value of making application of knowledge we have acquired.

(7.10) The alternative is to concentrate on conditions we desire to see manifested in our lives.

Success begins with the quality of ur thoughts/directed attention.  This principle of cause and effect must be applied for us to benefit from this knowledge. If we concentrate on conditions we desire to see manifested, we will begin to feel as though they are happening. Feeling is the key to changing your perceptions and, perceptions determine how we respond or react to conditions and opportunities.

 

Crossover Week #5 (e)

(2.6) To impress the subconscious, mentally state what is wanted.

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

We access the creative potential of nature by consciously “reprograming” the subconscious by replacing destructive thought with constructive thought.

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

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire–the result of past reasoning will.

All form is comprised of the same elemental “force” of nature. Thought is how this force expresses itself through the individual.

(2.4) Conscious mind has the faculty of discrimination. It has the power of reasoning. It is the seat of the will and may impress the subconscious.

(1.4) We relate to the Universal Mind by the subconscious mind. The solar plexus is the organ of this mind.

Our ability to apply knowledge and our willingness to do so is essential to intentionally co-create with nature.

(1.3) We relate to the objective world by the objective mind. The brain is the organ of this mind.

(2.3) The value of the subconscious is enormous. It guides us, warns us, controls the vital processes and is the seat of memory.

Everything the subconscious knows has been learned through the entirety of evolution.

(2.2) Ease and perfection depend, entirely, upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the conscious mind.

(1.2) All possession is based on consciousness.

We are possessed by thoughts. Conscious repetition determines what is or will become subconscious default. By utilizing ruminating mind, we may consciously “reprogram” the subconscious to function in support of our ideal state.

(1.1) The world without is a reflection of the world within.

(2.1) There are two modes of mental activity–conscious and subconscious.

Our experience of conditions is determined by our subconscious attitude. Our subconscious is constructed by conscious thought.

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.

 

 

8.19-25

(8.19) The source of all peace is constructive thought.

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

Spiritual energy is the “substance in equilibrium” (2.30) that builds thought/mental pictures.

(8.21) Every system of metaphysics depends upon an understanding of ourselves and the world.

Metaphysics = spiritual systems that operate outside of mainstream religion, of which organized religion, liberally,  borrows from.

(8.22) The real “I” is spiritual and consequently creative. It seeks to express itself in form.

The real “I” is the Self/Soul.

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

Fear is a mental picture that does not support our ideal state. Fear alters our perception of conditions, like any mental picture. Thus, to destroy fear, replace your mental picture.

(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.

Because each individual is a “container/vessel” of the universal “substance in equilibrium” (2.30, 8.20), individual thought can influence all/any individual by the same principle of directed attention. Religion embraces this concept as prayer.