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.

Crossover Week #9 (b)

(1.2) All possession is based on consciouness.

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

(1.12) Right thinking is the condition precedent for all right action.

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

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

(2.22) We may influence other forms of intelligence by a recognition of Self as an individualization of the Universal.

Our difficulty or ability to concentrate reveals the degree our thoughts harass us and prevent us from opportunities. Ease of concentration comes from actively directing our attention to our desires not the ones constantly suggested to us, as long as those desires support the right of all life to thrive. This will inspire others to do the same.

(2.29) We give thought.

(1.29) Intuition is superior to reason because it does not depend upon existence or memory and frequently brings about conditions by methods of which we are in entire ignorance.

(2.19) A conscious recognition of the law of attraction with the intention of bringing it into existence for a definite purpose is a neccesary condition to bring this law into operation.

(1.19) The advantage of spiritual methods is they are always available.

(2.9) This is the law of attraction.

(1.9) Inharmony, discord, lack and limitation are the result of destructive thinking .

Attention is our greatest currency. Internal dialogues compete with intuition for your attention. Thought is the effect. Directed attention is the cause. This is always the case. What we become is a product of how we direct our attention.

2nd Key (c)

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

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

(2.23) Creative power originates in the Universal.

The subconscious is the “operating system,” of our experience. Understanding the principle of cause and effect allows us to participate in how conditions of our experience will unfold.
Experience originates because of creative potential (spiritual energy) which, inevitably, manifests as form.

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

(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.

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

Nature is defended against stagnation by the law of growth. Polarity provides the neccesary spectrum upon which all experience vibrates. The rate of vibration depends upon our attitude.

Week 18

All individuals reveal their degree of intelligence.

We may influence others by recognizing that each individual is an outlet, and the “power” originates from the same source.

All creative power comes from this source.

This source can only create form via the individual.

Thought is what forms the circuit between the individual and this creative source.

The ability to create form is given momentum by the “drive” of nature; we call this drive love because it creates life.

All life and form comes into existence by vibration.

Reciprocal action makes growth possible. To recieve, we must give.

We give thought by directing our attention to others, which influences what they think.

We recieve thoughts from others and this influences what we think.

Deep Dive: Concentration

(1.21) The true method of concentration is to become so identified with your object of thought that you are conscious of nothing else.

Your object of thought should be what you are passionate about creating with your life. Passion, in this context, comes from within. It can not depend on people or conditions. You, alone, are responsible for maintaining your passion and developing it.

If your passion supports the plan of nature-which is to become conscious of itself-you have discovered your ideal state.

Do your actions reflect that you are absorbed in your passion? How much of your time is dedicated to practicing, visualizing, and developing, your object of thought?

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

Concentration is the cake. Perception, wisdom, intuition, and sagacity, are the ingredients.

Perception is maintained by our predominant mental attitude.

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

Wisdom is developed by inductive reasoning.

Intuition is the voice of our authentic Self, which can more easily be heard when we silence internal chatter.

Sagacity is introspective discernment.

(6.26) Concentration is the highest personal achievement that can be acquired. It is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful person.

(6.28) 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.

Again,

(1.6) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the universal and bring it into existence. The result of this action and interaction is cause and effect. Every thought is a cause. Every condition, an effect.

(6.27) Concentration may be acquired by practicing mental exercise.

Mental exercise may be cultivated through mindfulness, visualization and memorization.

Mindfulness is an awareness our experience while it is happening.

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

Memorization is the foundation of recall. A scattered mind has trouble recalling what has been memorized. As a mental exercise, developing recall will remain a consistent tool for measuring your ability to focus in addition to being the tool to restore focus.

4.25-30

(4.25) Correct Scientific Thought is the ability to adjust our thought process to the will of the universal; to cooperate with natural law.

This is how we integrate knowledge. Knowledge must be the catalyst for adjusting our behavior to support our ideal state.

(4.26) This is acquired by securing a perfect understanding of the principle forces, methods, and combinations of mind.

Forces, ie. magnetism/cause and effect

Methods, ie. inductive reasoning

Combinations, ie. dialogue and activity replacement (pattern interupts)

(4.27) The universal mind is the basic fact of all existence.

(1.5) The universal mind is the life principle of every atom in existence.

(4.28) The cause of all lack, limitation, disease, disharmony and discord are the result of the exact same law. This law acts relentlessly and is continually bringing about conditions in correspondence to the thought that originated or created them.

Thought which does not support nature/universal mind (the principle of life to thrive) is responsible for every ill the human race has been afflicted (3.5).

(4.29) Inspiration is the art of self realization. It is the art of adjusting the individual mind to that of the universal mind; a recognition of the omnipresence of omnipotence.

Self realization is awareness of self as distinct from ego. We must rise above “ego” to recognize it.

Omnipresence is existing everywhere.

Omniscience is unlimited knowledge.

(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think, thus, our quality of thought determines conditions we meet in life.

Our quality of thought can be measured by its support of natural law. Does our thought support the right of all life to thrive equally?

The Observer Gets To Decide

You can not silence the monkey mind.

As soon as I ask you not to think of a blue unicorn, you already have. If you are meditating to eliminate internal dialouges you will be disappointed and very frustrated because the internal dialogues will only get louder as your attention is drawn to your inability to stop thinking. Even in sleep, ruminating mind continues its quest to extact value and meaning from experience.

The point of meditation is silence. When we are absolutely still, our nervous system has an opportunity to reset itself.

The silence is a physical stillness. The silence is the first step towards self control; self mastery. (4.7-8).

Dialouge Replacement is the technique in which we introduce internal dialogues that support our ideal state. By meditating on these optimal dialouges, we must, neccesarily, sacrifice unwanted dialouges because conscious mind can only focus on so much at any given time. These new dialouges create new subconscious beliefs and repetition reinforces them. This is the essence of mantras, and functions by the law of growth.

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

Thought is substance in equalibrium (2.30), and this substance is constantly changing form based on where we direct our attention. In other words, our experience of conditions is a result of our directed attention.

Increasing our practice

Increasing our practice is essential. By increasing our practice we must, neccesarily, adjust our habits. This brings unconscious patterns into awareness. Awareness allows us to consciously replace habits with intentional rituals (your practice).

The more we can remain conscious observers of experience rather than lose ourselves in the drama of conditions, the richer and more rewarding experience will become.

Pattern Interupts is a technique where the individual introduces discipline (ritual) into their life for the purpose of replacing how they spend time; ensuring time is spent in action that supports an ideal state.

The Observer State is the ideal state because the Observer gets to decide.

The Means of Existence #1

All power comes from within (1.10). Our ability to think is our ability to access unlimited power (1.20). Creative potential (universal) is the positive side of the battery of life, the individual is the negative, and thought forms the circuit (2.7). Thought is creative energy and will automatically correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation (2.10). Thought is a cause, conditions are an effect (1.7)

All form is created by intelligence and contains the same intelligence (2.21). Once we recognize that all we experience (form) and all events within experience (1.27), share a degree of this same intelligence (2.22), a knowledge of this truth allows us to co-create with the life principle of “every atom in existence.” (1.5) The interaction between our will and this life principle produces cause and effect (1.7). A conscious awareness of this knowledge allows us to plan courageously and execute fearlessly (2.5). We plan by thinking. Thinking is the cause. Conditions within experience are unique to our perception. Perception develops by thinking (1.18)

Concentration (1.20) in harmony with the greatest good to all life (2.7) is key to securing our desires (1.7)

Deep Dive #2: Breath

Awareness of breath is often repeated in meditation and yoga circles. Intellectual knowledge is irrelevant to our well being unless we integrate knowledge. Thus, our awareness of breath must go beyond head knowledge into the realm of our experience.

Correct breathing begins with an exhale. This means your default position-how you find yourself when engaged in activities-should be with lungs full of oxygen. For this resons, athletes are trained to act in sync with the exhale. With lungs full of air, the mind tends not to wander. With lungs empty, ruminating mind begins chattering.

Holding the breath can be an effective strategy to keep us in the present moment, as long as we remain conscious that we are doing it, and why. If you train yourself to hold your breath as a default position, you will discover a whole new set of problems develop. All psychosomatic change will produce a result. The conditions of that result (desired or undesired) depend upon a continuing awareness of how our thoughts and actions influence experience.

Tantrics are often reluctant to share techniques because without discipline and consistency they can be harmful to the physical body. This includes advanced nostril breathing.

In many ways the subconscious is already doing a fine job keeping the body running. How much do you want to compromise subconscious behavior? Put another way, if you could devote your concentrated attention to anything, why devote it to something the subconscious is already doing well? You don’t have to tell your heart to pump or make any of the millions of decisions to keep you alive, so think very carefully before you start tinkering with what’s already working or you may mess it up.

Like all strategies, unless they are constantly developing, they can turn from tools into weapons. Intentional repetition loses its effectiveness when it becomes habitual, which is why we must constantly introduce new challenges to our practice.

Tantra is not about quick fixes but about cultivating mastery, which is an ongoing task.

2.1-6

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

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

When action becomes automatic, you will excel at anything you set out to do. This is the “secret weapon” of all who master their chosen fascinations.

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

The subconscious is responsible for maintaining biological systems within the body (heartbeat, digestion, etc). Because biological systems operate regardless of conscious participation, we may overlook our ability to influence these systems.

(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.

Discrimination–in this context–describes the method by which mind assigns value and meaning. This is an “elimination” process. Ruminating mind is constantly evaluating incoming information and making selections with regards to what is relevant to our experience.

Will is the product of this discriminatory process.

…impress the subconscious: empowering will to influence our behavior (willpower)

If we neglect the opportunity to consciously participate/impress the subconscious, we default to habitual behavior.

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.

Habits are formed through repetition. Ideally, our will is not in conflict with our habits and our habits are in harmony with the desire of life to thrive.

(2.6) We may impress the subconscious by mentally stating what is wanted.

Whenever we think, we mentally state what is wanted. (1.6)