Manipura (b) [reverse]

(8.29) Constructive thought is clear, decisive, calm, deliberate, concentrated thought with a definite end in view.

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

(2.19) Constructive thinking is a conscious recognition of cause & effect with the intention of directing our attention for a definite purpose.

(3.9) Discord, inharmony, lack, and limitation, are the result of destructive thinking.

Intuition is our ability to know our best interests without the internal chatter of ego, fear, etc.

(3.2) The sympathetic system of nerves is the organ of the subconscious mind.

(2.12) Possessions are of value only as they convey power.

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

(8.22) The real “I” is spiritual and can, therefore, never be less than perfect.

Power is the ability to change conditions.

Re: Cause & Effect, Effects are created by a force not unlike gravity.

The real “I” is Intuition.

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.

 

 

8th Key (e)

(8.5) Mistakes are the result of ignorance.

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

(8.25) Universal Mind is the basic fact of all existence.

Ignorance is an absence of knowledge. Realizing conditions is actively visualizing and idealizing (feeling our mental pictures), which are empowered by the creative principle of the cosmos-Universal Mind.

(8.26) Universal Mind is omnipresent. There is no place it is not. It is, therefore, within you. It is all spirit and life.

(8.16) Thinking is the great business of life.

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

Universal Mind exists within all form. Humans have the ability to think, which is the ability to co-create with this creative principle, and results in knowledge.

7th Key (d)

(7.4) “Seeing” creates “feeling,” “feeling” creates “being;” first the mental, then the emotional, then the unlimited possibilities of achievement.

(7.14) The law of attraction is the principle by which thought is manifested in form.

(7.24) Our greatest success will be achieved by a recognition of the fact that it is just as essential to give as it is to receive.

Visualization inspires feeling. Feeling is what empowers our mental pictures. We must feel our desires. Our mental pictures must cause us to feel. This is the “secret” to the Law of Attraction. In addition, our desires must be in service to others.

(7.27) Concentrating on sorrow and loss brings sorrow and loss.

(7.17) Undesirable conditions are brought about by thinking, discussing and visualizing conditions of lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord of every kind. That we reap what we sew is scientifically intact.

(7.7) The necessary condition for the manifestation of the ideal in the objective world is the law of attraction–the natural law by which all conditions and experiences are brought about.

Concentration is directed attention, which causes us to feel. What we think about will manifest in our perception of conditions.

 

 

3.18-13

(3.18) Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things unseen.

Faith is resolute confidence in the principle of cause & effect.

(3.17) Faith is scientifically intact because it is a natural law.

We can be confident that cause & effect will always operate because it is a law of nature.

(3.16) We are thinking on the plane of the absolute where–having planted a seed–if left undisturbed, will germinate into fruition.

The plane of the absolute is the realm of nature/natural law/which never deviates from operation.

(3.15) Jesus, Plato, and Swedenborg all advocated this teaching.

…the teaching of natural law/natures operating system.

(3.14) The formula for the unerring solution to every problem is to believe our desires have already been fulfilled. Their accomplishment will soon follow.

Because we are confident in the unfailing operation of nature, we can be assured that all effects (conditions) have a certain definite cause. Thus, if we instigate a cause, we can be equally as confident that an effect will be produced. It is important to remember that the effect will be determined by more factors than we can fathom, thus, the more we can align our desired outcome with the benefit of others, the greater the chance that our desired outcome will manifest.

(3.13) Need, want, and desire–in the largest sense–induce, guide, and determine action.

Action is determined by what we think about.

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.

 

 

Rumination Filter

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

The quickest way to transcend suffering and obliterate negative rumination is to attach value and meaning to conditions; to learn something. Value and meaning give purpose to hardship, and purpose is what mind is attempting to locate during rumination.Thus, if we can create or identify a lesson in our experience, mind will quit trying to come up with reasons to rationally explain what–in many cases–can not be rationally explained in a satisfying way.  More often than not, rumination involves reliving the past or imagining the future. Our rumination filter is the method by which we interpret all experience.  Our predominant mental attitude is the blueprint for the construction of our rumination filer.

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Þingvellir, Iceland

 

Seeing Things For The First Time

(7.20) Many seem to think knowledge applies itself which is, by no means, true.

How did it happen?

Sometimes we can pinpoint exactly when a source point has been created. Source Points are when new dialogues are introduced.

There are four gross aspects of mind:

  1. manas (mind)
  2. citta (consciousness)
  3. buddhi (intelligence)
  4. ahamakara (conception of one’s individuality/ego)

(1) Thoughts or desires begin in mind. If we do nothing, the thought/desire ends. (2) If we deliberate or consider it, this is consciousness. (3) Intelligence decides wether to pursue thought/desire. (4) If we pursue thought/desire into reality, it is passed onto ego, an individuals sense of identity apart from others.

In some cases, the event is so insignificant that we are unaware a new dialouge has begun. These are the ones that most often highjack us-when our guard is down and we are relaxed. Just like a physical altercation, if you are relaxed, yoy will end up in better shape. So it is with a mental altercation. The catch is, this can also be a source point for suffering. Suffering is when you feel responsible for what was not in your control and avoid responsibility for what was. The longer you do either, the more intense your suffering. The sooner you resolve either, the sooner you can let go and move forward.

Progress happens when we integrate knowledge we have learned. Without progress, we will continue on the wheel of suffering. Many try to busy themselves with distractions or addictions. Some people do this to intentionally to hide from confrontation, others do this ignorantly because we can not see awareness they have never been aware of. This is why integration and transformation always seem so profound, because we are constantly seeing things for the first time.

 

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Viðey, Iceland