(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)
(8.3) The imagination can be cultivated by practicing mental exercise. It must receive nourishment or it can not survive.
Mental exercise is any mental activity that suspends internal dialogues from ruminating.
(7.13) Suffering may be avoided by placing ourselves in harmony with cause & effect.
Suffering is a result of 1) trying to change effects without recognizing the cause or 2) an unwillingness to alter the cause of undesirable conditions when the cause has become recognizable.
(6.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.
Dissolution is a breakdown of harmonious conditions. Every individual is a part or aspect of the whole. Selfish thought is a cause that produces undesirable effects (conditions).
(1.3) We relate to the objective world by the objective mind. The brain is the organ of this mind.
The objective world is the object oriented physical world of manifestation. Our brain organizes information from our senses to produce a tangible experience.
(1.8) Harmonious and desirable conditions are obtained by constructive thinking.
Constructive thinking is visualization that supports our ideal state.
(6.28) Concentrating on gain brings gain into effect.
Gain is the manifestation of desirable conditions.
(7.18) We may overcome all fear, lack, limitation, poverty, and discord by substituting principle in place of error.
The “principle” is cause & effect. The “error” is trying to change effects without adjusting the cause.
(8.8) The ideal held steadily in mind attracts conditions necessary for its achievement.
The “ideal” is the optimum spiritual, mental, and physical conditions.
(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.
(4.25) Constructive thinking is the ability to adjust our thought process the will of the Universal; to cooperate with Natural Law.
The Universal is unlimited creative potential. It is cosmological. It is Brahma. It is cosmic consciousness.
The Will of the Universal is love. Love is one of three dimensions of cosmic consciousness.
Spirit arises out of the awareness of cosmic consciousness. Spirit, in turn, makes it possible for the individual to communicate with the Universal. Awareness is one of three dimensions of cosmic consciousness.
Nature is an expression of the Universal manifested in physical form.
(5.11) Any purpose in life may be achieved through a scientific understanding of the spiritual nature of truth.
What we believe will determine what we achieve.
Purpose is synonymous with meaning. One of the quickest ways to transcend being possessed by conditions we face in life is to find purpose within the condition. We locate this purpose by creating it. We avoid suffering by creating purpose in the midst of difficulty and obstacle. Are you refusing to give up what you not longer need at the expense of what you do? Recognize the opportunity change offers to grow into the person you aspire to be. Reaching our ideal state is contingent upon transformation, and we can avoid suffering by embracing this process.
Scientific understanding is based on observation. Facts are based on consistent, measurable, observations.
(3.11) Inductive reasoning is a process of the objective mind in which we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all.
“Spiritual” refers to the interaction between the individual and creative potential. This interaction happens as a result of thought.
We must differentiate between truth and facts.
“Truth,” is what we believe. It is subjective, based on an individuals experience.
(1.7) The nature of truth is spiritual. Therefore, a knowledge of the truth is necessary for every business transaction and social relation. (1.3) Honesty is a knowledge of what another believes; their truth. Our personal truth is our belief.