(1.30) The symbol is only the outward form of the spiritual reality within, therefore, unless we possess the spiritual reality, the form disappears.
(1.28) Concentration is secured by the development of perception, wisdom, insight, and sagacity.
(1.23) Spiritual truth is the control factor in this method of thought.
(1.21) The true method of concentration is to become so identified with our object of thought that we’re conscious of nothing else.
Religion and philosophy are symbols. If we lose sight of what the symbols represent, the symbols have no power. Power is concentration. Concentration is the control factor of every situation. We develop concentration by identifying with our goal. This is spiritual power.
(2.30) We receive thought, which is substance in equilibrium, and is constantly being differentiated in thought by what we think.
(2.28) The law of growth depends upon reciprocal action. This makes it possible to receive only as we give.
(2.23) Creative power originates in the Universal.
(2.21) Individuals are measured by the degree of intelligence they manifest.
We give and receive thought. We must give in order to receive. We receive what we give. Thus, what we give our attention to determines who we become. This creative power originates in the Universal. Intelligence can be measured by our willingness to apply this principle–the principle of cause and effect/law of attraction.
(3.30) Inspiration is the result of self-realzation. It is the art of adjusting the individual mind to the universal mind; a recognition of the omnipresence of omniscience.
(3.28) Mental action depends upon polarity–action and interaction between the individual and the Universal.
(3.23) Universal Mind–the eternal energy from which all things proceed–is the creative principle of the spiritual, mental, and physical world.
(3.21) Extremes are designated by distinctive names such as inside and out, top and bottom, light and dark, good and bad.
Inspiration is a form of awareness. A willingness to apply the principles of natural law. These principles depend upon Universal energy requires polarity. Energy always requires polarity. Polarity exists because of extremes.
(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think. Thus, our quality of thought determines the conditions we meet in life.
(4.28) All lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord, are the result of the exact same law. This law works relentlessly and is continuously bringing about conditions in correspondence to our thoughts.
(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.
(4.21) Power depends upon recognition and use.
Thought determines how we experience conditions we encounter. This is a natural law. By observing that thoughts are causes, and perceptions are effects, we discover the source of power is our quality of thought. We must recognize and apply this knowledge to utilize this power.
(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 give as to receive.
Because Universal Mind is present within each individual (omnipresent) and because thinking is the cause and conditions are the effect, then our thoughts towards others can affect their predominant mental attitude.
(2.29-30) We give thought. We receive thought, which is substance in equilibrium and is constantly being differentiated in form by what we think.
(8.23) To absolutely convince yourself of the truth concerning the conditions you desire to see manifested in life is the method for destroying all forms of fear.
We destroy fear by directing the object of our attention to conditions we desire to see manifested.
(8.22) The real “I” is spiritual and can, therefore, never be less than perfect.
If you have $1,000,000 in the bank but choose to live in poverty, this does not change the fact that you have $1,000,000. As an outlet for unlimited creative power, we are constantly empowered to live the life of our greatest imagination regardless of how we choose to think.
(8.21) Every system of metaphysics depends upon a knowledge of the truth concerning ourselves and the world.
All metaphysical, spiritual, and religious systems exist to resolve existential questions that arise in ego as a result of egos attempt to resolve the polarity between the unconscious nuerological program of nature/biology, with emerging consciousness. Ego is the bridge.
(8.20) Constructive thinking is a recognition of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to control it.
Thought is spiritual energy. Taking the initiative to control our thoughts is constructive thinking.
Concentration is so important because it allows us to control our thoughts; and since every thought is a cause, every condition is an effect. Therefore, if we control the cause, we control the effect. (6.9)
(8.19) The source of all harmony is constructive thought.
Constructive thought places us in harmony with natural law/the creative potential of nature. When we are in harmony with nature, we can direct this creative potential.
(3.30) The Universal is static and requires energy to start it in motion. This is furnished by food which is converted into energy and–in turn–allows the individual to think. When we stop eating, we stop thinking. There is, consequently, no action and interaction. The Universal is pure mind in static form; my at rest.
The quality of food we eat reflects the quality of thought we may produce.
(3.29) Creative energy originates in the Universal but can manifest itself only through the individual.
The individual is the tool that allows creative potential to operate in the objective world.
(3.28) Mental action depends upon polarity-action and interaction, between the individual and the Universal.
Polarity exists between the individual mind and limitless creative potential of nature.
(3.27) The rate of vibration may be changed by mental activity.
Rate of vibration corresponds with the quality of thought, or, the degree at which we are able to concentrate directed attention.
(3.26) Form depends upon the rate of vibration.
Directed attention/rate of vibration manifests itself in form, to the degree at which we are able to concentrate.
(3.25) Thought is the seed that results in action. Action results in form.
Action is predicated on thought.
(7.7) The necessary condition for the materialization of the ideal in the objective world is the law of attraction–the natural law by which all conditions and experiences are brought about.
(8.7) Mind is the very real moving force by which we attract the people and circumstances necessary for the fulfillment of our plans.
Mind is the engine of cause & effect.
(8.8) The ideal held steadily in mind attracts the conditions necessary for our fulfillment.
(7.8) Earnest desire, confident expectation and firm demand are necessary to bring this law into operation.
The ideal is held steadily in mind by earnest desire, confident expectation and firm demand; concentrated attention on mental pictures that support our ideal state of being.
(7.9) Many fail because they concentrate on loss, disease and disaster. The law is working perfectly. Fear is manifesting.
(8.9) The development of imagination, insight, perception and sagacity are the result of keen analytical information.
Destructive Thought is when we concentrate on loss dis-ease and disaster.
Constructive Thought is when we develop imagination, insight, perception and sagacity, which allow us to concentrate on conditions we desire to see manifested in our lives.
(8.10) Keen analytical information leads to opulence and harmony.
(7.10) The alternative is to concentrate on conditions you desire to see manifested in your life.
Keen analytical information is gathered by observation and inductive reasoning.
(7.11) The degree of harmony we attain is determined by our ability to appropriate what we require for our growth from each experience.
(8.11) Wealth depends upon an understanding of the creative nature of thought.
Learning from the conditions we encounter in life leads to triumph and success in every way possible. Learning, necessarily, means applying the knowledge we have gained.
(8.12) The true value of wealth is its exchange value.
(7.12) Difficulty and obstacle are necessary for wisdom and spiritual growth.
Wealth is the art of creating value for others, which enriches us with unlimited power.
Difficulty and obstacle provide an opportunity for introspection which leads to self awareness.
(7.25) Financiers frequently meet with great success because they do their own thinking.
…why banks are rich and you are not.
(7.26) The great majority remain docile and willing tools of the few because they allow the few to do their thinking for them.
How much of your time is spent the way you would like and how much of your time is dictated by the desires of others?
(7.27) Concentrating on sorrow and loss brings sorrow and loss.
(7.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.
Concentration creates “feeling.”
(7.29) This is the only principle ever used or ever can be used. There is none other. The fact that it may be used unconsciously does not alter the situation.
Nothing will substitute the power of directed attention to change perception.
(7.30) Success is an effect not a cause. If we wish to secure the effect we must ascertain the thought-idea by which the effect is created.
(5.13) The class of facts that can not be accounted for in the visual daily observation of life are esteemed most highly.
“Visual daily observation” consists of events we can witness through the operation of the senses. (3.11) Inductive reasoning is a process of the objective mind…
(5.14) This principle is founded on reason and experience.
…in which we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all.
(5.15) This principle destroys superstition, precedent and conventionality.
(1.29) Intuition is superior to reason because it does not depend on experience or memory and frequently brings about a solution to our problem by methods of which we are in entire ignorance.
(5.16) These laws have been discovered by a generalization of facts that are unusual, rare, strange, and form the exception.
The unusual, rare, strange are a manifestation of natural law and do not rely on reason.
(5.17) We may account for strange and unexplainable phenomena by the creative power of thought.
We may “talk ourselves into” everything from the paranormal to the supernatural.
(5.18) When we learn of a truth we can be sure it is the result of a certain definite cause, and the cause will operate with invariable precession.
Cause and effect is the means of existence. (2.26)
(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.
(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:
- manas (mind)
- citta (consciousness)
- buddhi (intelligence)
- 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.
(7.16) Desirable conditions are secured by entertaining desirable thoughts only.
(7.77) Undesirable conditions are brought about by thinking, discussing and visualizing conditions of lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord of every kind. This mental photography of erroneous conception is then taken up by the subconscious and the law of attraction inevitably crystalizes it into objective form. That we reap what we sow is scientifically intact.
The greatest misconception about the law of attraction concerns the tendency to put the cart before the horse. The modern conception of the law of attraction is with regards to physical possessions or events. This is the great error.
When we speak of conditions we do not refer to physical/material conditions but states of being/consciousness. Our greatest power is our ability to control our state of being-our predominant mental attitude. More than anything else, our predominant mental attitude is responsible for creating states along the spectrum of inner peace through to inner catastrophe. These inner-states determine our perception and perception is awareness of opportunity.
We always have opportunity to control inner conditions. Often, a change of inner conditions will result in a change in outer conditions. If our awareness is limited, we are unable to recognize opportunity to instigate change. Inability is a reflection of our stubbornness or resistance to instigate change. Inability is a state of mind not an absolute truth.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
Too often we look to situations beyond our control as the defining factors of our experience. Instead, we may begin to understand conditions as perceptions, or states of being.
Our purpose in life is to maintain our internal ecosystem. Sleep, hydration, nutrition, thoughts and exercise are all facets of this maintenance. As a part of nature, we will always be subject to forces beyond our control. This makes it so important to be ahead of the curve when it comes to what we do control. Being prepared mentally and physically ensures we are better prepared to face adversity when it arises.
(7.15) The law of love-which is the creative principle of the universe, adds vitality to thought while the law of attraction brings the necessary substance to growth.
(7.18) We can overcome every fear, lack, limitation, poverty and discord by substituting principle from error.
Pacific Ocean, Iceland