Manipura (a)

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

“Truth” is what happens as a result of interaction between the individual and belief.

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

Nerves are the information highways of the body.

(2.11) Wealth is the offspring of power.

Power produces abundance.

(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.

Mind is like a drinking bowl. If you are unsatisfied with the contents, you must replace them with your preference. This is more satisfactory if you empty the previous contents rather than add something new to what already occupies the bowl.

(1.30) The symbol is only the outward form of the spiritual activity within. Unless we possess the spiritual activity, the form disappears.

Spiritual activity is thought. Unless our thought supports the symbol (of our ideal) than “form” is unable to manifest.

(2.20) Thought will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation because thought is a product of the spiritual man and spirit is the creative principle of the universe.

Humans are spiritual because of our ability to think.

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

The Universal is unlimited creative potential.

(1.30) The result of constructive thinking is you will come to know “the All Father” as Universal Mind, which really and truly does live within you and all things are possible and can be demonstrated  by anyone with sufficient understanding.

“The All Father” may be understood as the leading deity of every religious system.

 

Svadhisthana (c)

(8.13) Success depends upon spiritual power.

Spiritual power is a recognition of our ability to communicate with creative potential by thinking.

(7.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.

Selfish thought supports the needs, want, and desires of the individual rather than supporting others.

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

The subconscious is responsible for every function, process, and habitual behavior within the physical body and the mind.

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

Truth is what we, and others, think and believe. It is the principle of cause & effect brought into experience and our interactions with others; a recognition that thoughts originating, regardless of whether they originate within ourselves or others, produce effects that will impact the relationship/transaction.

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

Spiritual truth is our ability to intentionally direct our attention to produce desirable effects.

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

Our predominant mental attitude is a product of the majority of our thoughts.

(7.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.

Concentration is the art of pure directed attention, absent of penetrating distraction thought. .

(8.18) The source of all discord is destructive thought.

Destructive thinking is selfish thought that does not support our ideal state.

 

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 (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.

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.

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.

Guiding Eye

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

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

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

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

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

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

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