(8.22) The real “I” is spiritual and can, therefore, never be less than perfect.
The real “I” is the conscious expression of the Universal within each individual.
(3.2) The sympathetic system of nerves is the organ of the subconscious mind.
Fight, flight, or freeze is an example of the sympathetic system of nerves.
(2.12) Possessions are of value only as they confer power.
If possessions are not tools that support our ideal state, they are weapons (that oppose our ideal).
(1.22) Invisible forces are, then, set in motion and irresistibly bring about conditions in correspondence with our thoughts.
Invisible forces are the gravity by which thought is manifested in form.
(1.29) Intuition is superior to reason because it does not depend upon existence or memory and frequently brings about a conclusion to our problems by methods of which we are in entire ignorance.
Intuition is the connection between the individual and the real “I.”
(2.19) A conscious recognition of cause & effect with a desire to be a recipient of it’s beneficial effects will result in success.
A conscious recognition gives way to a willingness to remain adaptable.
(3.9) To awake the solar plexus, mentally concentrate on conditions you desire to see manifested in life.
The solar plexus is the visualization center of the adept.
(8.29) Constructive thinking is clear, decisive, calm, deliberate, sustained thought, with a definite end in view.
The Master mind holds ideas big enough to counteract or destroy all petty and annoying obstacles. (6.27)
(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.
(8.14) Spiritual power depends upon use. Use determines its existence.
Spiritual power is the ability of the individual to intentionally direct their attention toward visualization that supports our ideal.
(7.24) Our greatest success will be achieved by a recognition that it is just as essential to give as it is to receive.
The individual is complete at all times and this makes is possible to receive only as we give. (2.28)
(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.
The conscious mind receives its governing tendencies from heredity, which means it is the result of all past generations. (5.4)
(1.14) If we know the truth we can readily predict the outcome of every action based on a true premise .
A true premise is what we and/or others believe.
(1.17) The nature of truth is spiritual.
Truth, in this context, is objective, and is determined by our thoughts.
(2.7) If our desires are in harmony with the great whole, forces will be set in motion to bring about the desired result.
“Forward movement” is the effects created by a cause; the consequences of action.
(7.27) Concentrating on sorrow and loss brings sorrow and loss.
Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal (creative potential) and bring it into existence. (1.6)
(8.17) Thought is spiritual and consequently creative. To consciously direct thought is to control circumstances, conditions, environment and destiny.
We may eliminate imperfect conditions by becoming conscious of our unity with the source of all power. (6.26)
(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.
(8.12) The true value of wealth is its exchange value.
Wealth is, of itself, no value. It’s value comes form the significance we place on it in relation to its exchange value.
(7.22) We may be of the most service by keeping an open mind. Be interested in the race not the goal; the pursuit not the possession.
Knowledge is a constant process of adjusting ourselves to new information. This is the significance of keeping an open mind. Without an open mind, we close ourselves off from receiving and applying new information.
(2.2) Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the conscious mind.
Mastery is the result of making desired behavior subconscious. This is accomplished through repetitive behavior that supports our ideal.
(1.12) Right thinking is the condition precedent for all right action.
Thought gives way to action.
(1.19) The advantage of spiritual methods is they are always available.
“Spiritual methods” is the application of cause & effect; understanding that all thought is the cause and our perception of conditions is the effect.
(2.9) The “law of attraction” is the principle of cause & effect.
Thought attracts conditions.
(7.29) This is the only system that is ever used or can be used. There is none other. That it may be used unconsciously does not alter the situation.
Cause & effect is a natural law. It operates regardless of whether the effects will produce harmonious conditions or discord in our life.
(8.19) The source of all harmony is constructive thought.
Constructive thought supports our ideal.
(8.11) Wealth depends upon an understanding of the creative nature of thought.
The creative nature of thought is demonstrated by rumination.
(7.21) The first law of success is service.
Service is the opposite of selfishness; it is a recognition that all life is an expression of the same universal creative potential and, necessarily, creates a desire within us to support and encourage this principle of life in others.
Service is a honoring the Universal in others.
The secret of power is service (4.6)
(2.1) There are two forms of mental activity, conscious and subconscious.
Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will. (2.5)
(1.11) Well doing is the imperative condition of all well being.
Well doing is service; it is action that affects others.
(1.20) A recognition of the omnipotence of spiritual power and and a desire to be a recipient of its beneficial effects results in success.
Omnipotence means all-powerful; the most powerful force.
(2.10) Thought is spiritual and will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.
Thought is spiritual because thought is the connecting link between the finite and the infinite. (2.15)
(7.30) Success is an effect not a cause. If we want to secure the effect we must ascertain the cause-the thought or idea-by which the effect is created.
Every thought is a cause. Our perception of conditions is the effect. (1.7)
(8.20) Constructive thinking is a recognition of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to control it.
Thought is spiritual energy and we direct this by thinking intentionally and, when required, adjusting our thought in support of our ideal state.
Power is manifested through the individual. Each individual is a channel whereby power is differentiated in form. (6.24)
(8.5) Mistakes are a result of ignorance.
Ignorance is a lack of information or an unwillingness to discover and/or apply new information
(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 inevitable substance to growth.
The law of attraction is Cause & Effect.
(6.25) Thought correlates with it’s object as a result of the law of vibration.
Thought is carried by the law of vibration (4.1), just as sound and radio waves are.
(1.5) Universal Mind is the life principle of every atom in existence.
Universal Mind is the creative principle of the universe.
(1.6) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into existence.
All thought is interaction with creative potential.
(6.26) A higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls, changes, or destroys, a lower rate of vibration.
A lower rate if vibration is denser/heavier. The foods we consume, like all living things, vibrate at a specific rate.
(7.16) Desirable conditions are secured by entertaining desirable thoughts only.
Desirable conditions support our ideal state.
(8.6) Knowledge is a result of our ability to think.
Knowledge is new information that will require us to adapt.
(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.
(8.2) 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.