Muladhara (d)

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

Daydreaming is visualization that does not support our ideal state. Imagination is visualization that supports our ideal.

(7.14) Cause & effect is the principle by which thought is manifest in form.

Our perception of conditions are the effect of thoughts, which are the cause

(6.24) Thought is creative and correlates with it’s object to bring it into manifestation.

Rumination is evidence of the creative nature of thought. Mind is actively creating a story around the thoughts we entertain.

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

Universal Mind is the creative principle of the universe.

The subconscious receives its governing tendencies from heredity.  (5.4) These “governing tendencies” are the default attitudes that determine our behaviors unless the conscious mind actively seeks to “reprogram” these defaults.

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

(1.7) The result of the interaction between the individual and the Universal is cause & effect. Every thought is a cause. Every perception is an effect.

We determine our perception by our predominant mental attitude; the result of the majority of our thoughts.

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

What we direct our attention to becomes our perception and what we perceive becomes our experience.

(7.17) Undesirable conditions are brought about by thinking, discussing, and visualizing conditions of lack, limitation, disease, disharmony and discord of every kind. This mental photography of erroneous conception is then taken up by the subconscious and the law of attraction, inevitably, crystallizes it into objective form. That we reap what we sew is scientifically intact.

Cause & effect is a scientific principle because we can observe effects corresponding with thoughts.

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

If we direct our attention toward our goals, invisible forces are set in motion to bring about the desired results. (1.22)

Muladhara (c)

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

Mental exercise is any mental activity that suspends internal dialogues from ruminating.

(7.13) Suffering may be avoided by placing ourselves in harmony with cause & effect.

Suffering is a result of 1) trying to change effects without recognizing the cause or 2) an unwillingness to alter the cause of undesirable conditions when the cause has become recognizable.

(6.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.

 Dissolution is a breakdown of harmonious conditions. Every individual is a part or aspect of the whole. Selfish thought is a cause that produces undesirable effects (conditions).

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

The objective world is the object oriented physical world of manifestation. Our brain organizes information from our senses to produce a tangible experience.

(1.8) Harmonious and desirable conditions are obtained by constructive thinking.

Constructive thinking is visualization that supports our ideal state.

(6.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.

Gain is the manifestation of desirable conditions.

(7.18) We may overcome all fear, lack, limitation, poverty, and discord by substituting principle in place of error.

The “principle” is cause & effect. The “error” is trying to change effects without adjusting the cause.

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

The “ideal” is the optimum spiritual, mental, and physical conditions.

Muladhara (b)

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

Imagination is visualization that supports our ideal state.  Cultivation is consistency.

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

Difficulty is challenge. Obstacles demand that we adjust our path. These are necessary skills on the road to the liberation of our authenticity from ego.

(6.22) We are spiritual beings and this spirit must, necessarily, be perfect.

Imagine Universal creative potential is an ocean and every individual is a bottle that has been filled with water from this ocean.  Spirit is the inherent substance of universal creative potential (Brahma) within every individual. More than an ability to communicate, spirit is, literally, a piece of Brahma.

(1.2) All possession is based on consciousness.

We are possessed by what captures our attention. Whenever our attention is directed towards an object of thought, we experience a shift in consciousness.

(1.9) Discord, disharmony,  lack, and limitation, are the result of destructive thinking.

Destructive thinking is directed attention toward what does not support our ideal state.

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

The “system” is Cause & Effect (The Law of Attraction).

(7.19) A knowledge of the truth invariably destroys error. We do not have to laboriously shovel the darkness out. All the is required is to turn the light on. This same principle applies to every form of negative thought. 

The “truth” is that all thought is a cause. If we want to change the cause, we must ascertain the thought or idea by which the effect is created.

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

Keen analytical observation is an eager willingness to scrutinize our behavior in an effort to discover the cause (thoughts) that result in specific conditions.

 

Muladhara (a)

(8.1) Imagination is a form of constructive thought. It is the light that penetrates new worlds of thought and experience; the mighty instrument by which all great discoverers and inventors have opened the way from precedent to experience. 

Imagination allows us to mentally create pictures that support our ideal state while daydreaming is visualization that compromises our ideal.

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

We must learn and grow from every experience.

(6.21) Sickness may be eliminated by placing ourselves in harmony with the principle of cause & effect. 

Every thought is a cause. If we want to change conditions (effects), we must change the cause. Every thought contributes to the formation of our predominant mental attitude.

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

The world within is the inner world of thought and feeling. The world without is the world of action and speaking.

(1.10) All power comes from within-the universal fountain of supply-the infinite energy of each individual, an outlet.

Each individual is a channel whereby creative energy (The Universal) expresses itself in form.

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

Both science and religion arose from the ability of the individual to observe patterns.

(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.

Integration is the application of new information. We must remain teachable.

(8.10) Keen analytical observation results in opulence and harmony. 

… Abundance and peace.

Our Power

(4.25) Constructive thinking is the ability to adjust our thought process the will of the Universal; to cooperate with Natural Law.

The Universal is unlimited creative potential. It is cosmological. It is Brahma. It is cosmic consciousness.

The Will of the Universal is love. Love is one of three dimensions of cosmic consciousness.

Spirit arises out of the awareness of cosmic consciousness. Spirit, in turn, makes it possible for the individual to communicate with the Universal. Awareness is one of three dimensions of cosmic consciousness.

Nature is an expression of the Universal manifested in physical form.

The Spiritual Nature of Truth

(5.11) Any purpose in life may be achieved through a scientific understanding of the spiritual nature of truth.

What we believe will determine what we achieve.

Purpose is synonymous with meaning. One of the quickest ways to transcend being possessed by conditions we face in life is to find purpose within the condition. We locate this purpose by creating it. We avoid suffering by creating purpose in the midst of difficulty and obstacle. Are you refusing to give up what you not longer need at the expense of what you do? Recognize the opportunity change offers to grow into the person you aspire to be. Reaching our ideal state is contingent upon transformation, and we can avoid suffering by embracing this process.

Scientific understanding is based on observation. Facts are based on consistent, measurable, observations.

(3.11) Inductive reasoning is a process of the objective mind in which we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all.

Spiritual” refers to the interaction between the individual and creative potential. This interaction happens as a result of thought.

We must differentiate between truth and facts.

Truth,” is what we believe. It is subjective, based on an individuals experience.

(1.7) The nature of truth is spiritual. Therefore, a knowledge of the truth is necessary for every business transaction and social relation. (1.3) Honesty is a knowledge of what another believes; their truth. Our personal truth is our belief.

Inductive Reasoning

(3.11) Inductive reasoning is a process of the objective mind in which we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all.

The “common factor that gives rise to them all” can be clearly and consistently demonstrated. (8.30) Consider gravity an example, as well at the necessity of breath for life.

Resistance to Inductive Reasoning usually indicates an “absolute truth” script, wherein the individual avoids taking responsibility as a result of a belief system that reinforces their inability of dealing with anything that infringes upon their comfort.

Introspection is a result of existential dilemmas; ongoing questions that have no definitive objective answer beyond subjective experience or faith. “What is my purpose?” “Is their a God?” “What is the meaning of life?” “What happens after I die?”

No one is disputing gravity or the necessity of breath to sustain human life, nor is faith required to believe in these claims, which is why we they are referred to as facts. They can be consistently demonstrated.

“Tyrannical prejudice” is an expression of someone clutching so fiercely to their “absolute truth” script that they are trying to pass off their subjective experience as fact, despite the inability of their claim to be consistently demonstrated. This is, by no means, limited to religion, and extends into any instance in which an individual feels it is appropriate to use fear to capture the attention of others.

The Distribution of Energy

(3.4) The distribution of energy throughout our body is interrupted by resistant, critical, discordant thought, but especially by fear.

Our bodies produce energy by consuming food (3.30). This energy empowers our physical and mental experience, just as hydration and sleep do.

Resistant” indicates a power struggle between directed attention and rumination.

Critical,” in this context, refers to a tyrannical prejudice to neglect or mutilate unwelcome facts. The popular term “critical thinking” is completely different, in that rather than a prejudice towards unwelcome facts, it welcomes them in an effort to analyze the most information available prior to making a decision.

Discordant” describes argumentative, antagonistic, inharmonious thoughts.

As an individuation of nature, we should aspire to live in harmony with all created things.

Fear leads to resistant, critical and discordant thoughts.