Think As You’re Talking. (ISD12)

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

Daydreaming is synonymous with rumination; both describe a mental state in which will has surrendered power.

Will is the ability to consciously direct our attention. This takes initiative. Without initiative, our attention is directed by biological drives and psychological forces reacting to conditions we experience in life.

By slowing down and observing our tendencies to react, behavioural patterns emerge. We rely on these unconscious scripts anytime we refuse to direct our attention toward thoughts and activities that support the greatest version of who we aspire to be. This “greatest version” is our ideal state.

Achieving our ideal state does not happen overnight. We must demonstrate an ongoing interest in discovering our unconscious scripts and a willingness to discard or update the belief systems that provide us with value and meaning.

Taking initiative to direct our attention (constructive thought) is reflected in what we say and do (constructive action).

Scripts develop as a result of learned habitual behaviour, defence mechanisms, and social conditioning.

Most public speakers intentionally rely on scripts because they are effective in generating desired results. Scripts also protect us from becoming vulnerable or exposing ourselves to potential failure.

Ultimately, mind is doing its best to protect us, which explains why we rely on scripts as a default. Until the individual has developed an ability to consistently generate value and meaning independently of scripts, it would be hazardous to attempt to navigate life without these defaults in place. Scripts may be a crutch, but unless the individual is capable of walking on their own, removing the crutch only ensures they won’t be able to move forward.

Our scripts reveal our belief systems. Becoming conscious of the unconscious demands a willingness to become aware of the belief systems that motivate us. These include beliefs about ourselves and the world. This ongoing process can be painful, humbling, and destabilizing. Many people avoid taking the initiative to be introspective, especially if they have a belief system that suggests they are incapable of dealing with anything that infringes upon their comfort.

Avoidance, inevitably, leads to an event that forces the individual to confront their unwillingness to face challenges that are important for them to proceed.

Nature is consistently prompting itself onward. This is demonstrated in the individual through consciousness. Historically, consciousness has evolved most dramatically in response to chaos and tragedy.

Critical thought is the ability to examine our belief systems without bias. If you seek mercy for yourself and justice for others, you have a bias.

Imagination is directed attention that supports our ideal state.

“Thinking” silently often results in the constant distraction of rumination. Language spoken mindfully engages Will because effort requires attention.

Catch yourself when you are speaking your scripts. Slow down. Start over. Think as you’re talking.

kam chakr (MSM1a)

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

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

(3.1) The cerebral-spinal system of nerves if the organ of the conscious mind.

(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 every great discoverer or inventor opens the way from precedent to experience.

The world without is the work of objects and form. The world within is composed our of thoughts, influenced by psychological forces and biological drives, in relation to sensory information and filtered through ego.

Constructive thought supports our ideal state of being.

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

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

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

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

Keen analytical observation is necessary to identify causes that lead to effects.

Anja (3)

(6.3) The conditions and experiences we meet in life are a result of the action and interaction between the individual and the Universal/creative potential.

(5.13) The class of facts that can not be observed in the visual daily observations of life are esteemed most highly.

(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.

We interact with creative potential by thinking.

The class of facts that can not be observed in the visual daily observations of life are what we commonly refer to as “supernatural.”

Power is the ability to change conditions. We change our perception of conditions by changing the content of our thoughts. By framing conditions in light of our ideal state, we are able to recognize opportunity.

(4.28) All things originate in mind.

(5.18) When we learn of a fact we can be sure it is a result of a certain definite cause and the cause will act with invariable precision.

(6.8) Concentration may be secured by faithfully practicing mental exercise.

Things” refers to conditions, form, and experience.

Facts are measurable and repeatable, like a high school chemistry experiment that–if done correctly–will always produce the same results.

Mental exercise is any task that requires prolonged mental effort.

 

 

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.

Crossover Week #12 (a)

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

(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 every great discoverer or inventor opens the way from precedent to experience.

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

(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.

(8.21) Every system of metaphysics depends upon a knowledge of the truth concerning ourselves and the world.

Visualization (mental pictures) are created using imagination, which is a form of constructive thought. Wealth–all forms of abundance–are effects produced by imagination. Peace and harmony are the result of our ability to assign value (learning) and meaning (purpose) to our experience. This is the essence of every system of metaphysics. Service leads us toward success.

(8.30) The result of constructive thinking is you will come to know “The Father” as Universal Mind (original awareness), which really and truly does live 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 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 gained. Many seem to think knowledge applies itself, which is–by no means–true!

(8.20) Constructive thinking is an understanding of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to direct it.

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

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

 

Constructive thinking allows us to realize the divine (original consciousness) within us. Because success is an effect, we must direct our attention toward creating the cause. When we apply this knowledge, we are transformed. We apply this knowledge by directing spiritual energy. This depends on our keen analytical observation and a willingness to apply our imagination toward manifesting our ideal state.

5th Key (d)

(5.4) The conscious mind receives its governing tendencies from heredity, which means it is the result of all past generations.

(5.14) This principle is founded on reason and experience.

(5.24) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon Universal energy, and what we think is produced or created in the objective.

Some of our default behaviors originate in the patterns of our ancestors. Observing patterns is a reliable system to discover facts. We may change patterns by changing the thoughts that contribute to their cyclical nature.

(5.27) The Mastermind thinks big thoughts; they hold ideas big enough to counteract or destroy all petty and annoying obstacles.

(5.17) All strange and unusual phenomena may be explained by the creative nature of thought.

(5.7) We compose and construct our mental home by the thoughts we entertain.

A Mastermind is someone who thinks intentionally, understanding that thought is empowered by the creative principle of cause and effect. This same principle accounts for all manner of unexplained phenomena.  Our thoughts construct the matrix of our experience.

Crossover Week #9 (c)

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

(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.

(1.13) A knowledge of the truth is the underlying condition neccesary for every business transaction and social relation.

(2.13) A knowledge of cause and effect allows us to plan courageously and execute fearlessly.

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

(2.23) Creative power originates in the Universal.

Our senses help us relate to our environment. Our subconscious uses this information to form behavior patterns. Truth ensures this information is not arbitrary. Our ability to gather “true” information (in contrast to false or subjective data based on emotional vulnerability) empowers us to think with confidence. This is Spiritual truth, from which all creative potential emerges.

(2.28) The law of growth depends upon reciprocal action. The individual is complete at all times and this makes it possible to recieve only as we give.

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

(2.18) Many fail to secure harmonious conditions because they do not understand this law-there is no polarity-they have not found the circuit.

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

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

(1.8) Desirable and harmonious conditions are obtained by constructive thinking.

To recieve, we must give. To concentrate, we must develop mental resources. To succeed, we must understand polarity and the principle of cause and effect.
Our environment reflects our attitude. Constructive thinking generates pleasing conditions.