(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.
(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.
(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.
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(8.1) The imagination is a form of constructive thought. It is the light that penetrates new worlds of thought and experience; the mighty instrument by which every great discoverer or inventor opens the way from precedent to experience.
(8.11) Wealth depends upon an understanding of the creative nature of thought.
(8.21) Every system of metaphysics depends upon an understanding of the truth concerning ourselves and the world.
Imagination is what empowers visualization and idealization, again–as I frequently reinforce–for good or ill. It is the responsibility of conscious mind to ensure the quality of our thoughts which imagination entertains will produce effects that we desire rather than lead to suffering.
(8.30) The result of constructive thinking is we will come to know “The Father” as Universal Mind/Original Divine Awareness, which really and truly does live within us and all things are possible and can be demonstrated by anyone with sufficient understanding.
(8.20) Constructive thinking is a recognition of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to direct it.
(8.10) Keen analytical observations leads to opulence and harmony.
Constructive thinking puts us directly in touch with spiritual energy-the force of love, which is an expression of Universal Mind /Original Divine Awareness. The first “crack in the egg,” so to speak, is the ability to distinguish between ourselves as the observer and the observed. We must be able to observe our behavior to transform it. Who is doing the observing? How is this observer different than the “you” who is behaving?
(5.5) The law of attraction is bringing us to our own.
(5.15) This principle destroys superstition, precedent, and conventionality.
(5.25) The result is nothing less than marvelous. It opens unprecedented and limitless opportunity.
How we direct our attention is constantly influencing who we believe we are. Thus, if our mind is constantly bouncing from extremes, this explains our fluctuating moods and lack of secure identity. This knowledge allows us to direct our attention in a consistent manner to produce the results we desire.
(5.26) We may eliminate imperfect conditions by becoming conscious of our unity with the source of all power.
(5.16) These laws have been discovered by a generalization of facts that are unusual, rare, strange, and form the exception.
(5.6) Our own is who we inherently are–the result of all past thinking, both conscious and subconscious.
Thought allows secure desired conditions. This is a fact because it is consistently observable. Who we believe we are in a result of our predominant mental attitude.
(3.2) The sympathetic system of nerves is the organ of the subconscious mind.
(3.12) Inductive reasoning is a method of study which has revealed a reign of law which marks an epoch in human progress.
(3.22) Extremes are not separate entities but parts or aspects of the whole.
The subconscious can be “reset” by accessing the sympathetic nervous system. Inductive reasoning is a method of observation that allows us to gather information about our subconscious default behaviors. We categorize the results of this information along a spectrum of extremes.
(3.29) Creative power originates in the Universal but can manifest itself, only, through the individual.
(3.19) The law of attraction is the principle by which faith is brought forth into manifestation.
(3.9) To awake the solar plexus, mentally state what is wanted.
Thinking allows the individual to access the creative potential of the Universe/Nature. Belief is the key to maintaining a predominant mental attitude. What we believe is our attitude. The solar plexus is “phone” by which we communicate our attitude to the Universal, and the Universal responds by using the solar plexus to distribute energy-via vibration–through our body and out from our body.
(1.4) We relate to the Universal mind by the subconscious mind. The solar plexus is the organ of this mind.
(2.4) The conscious mind has the faculty of discrimination and the power of reasoning. It is the seat of the will and may impress the subconscious.
(1.14) With a knowledge of the truth, we can readily predict the results of any action based on a true premise.
(2.14) Life originates in the inorganic world only by the introduction of a living form. There is no other way.
(1.24) The nature of our desire must be in harmony with natural’s goal to become conscious of itself.
(2.24) The Universal creates form by means of the individual.
Universal Mind is the source of creative potential that we may access through conscious initiative to direct our attention towards resonating in equal measure between extremes (polarity/conflicts). If our thoughts and actions support this goal, this is the “truth” which will bring us peace.
If our desires support this goal, we cooperate with the “grand design,” and consciousness becomes aware of itself through our experience.
(2.27) This principle is brought into effect by the law of vibration.
(1.27) Mind is the ruler and creator of all form and all events occurring within form.
(2.17) Causation depends upon polarity. A circuit must be formed. The Universal is the positive side of the battery of life, the individual is the negative, and thought forms the circuit.
(1.17) The nature of truth is spiritual.
(2.7) If our desires are in harmony with natures goal, forces will be set in motion to bring about the desired result.
(1.7) The result of this action and interaction is cause and effect. Every thought is a cause, every condition–an effect.
Our thoughts generate our rate of vibration–our ability to resonate between the extremes/conflicts of our personality. This corresponds with all form/conditions we encounter. Our endless conflict with extremes is the microcosm. Our interaction with creative potential/Universal is the macrocosm.
Truth is what the mind believes. It is, therefore, subjective. Thought is constructive when it supports natures desire to become conscious of itself. Thought is the cause. Conditions are the effect.
(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire–the result of past reasoning will.
(2.15) Thought is the connecting link between the finite and the infinite.
(2.25) Thought is the connecting link between the individual and the Universal.
To a large degree, our subconscious can be “reprogramed” by intentional, conscious thought. Our subconscious “defaults” maintain our predominant mental attitude. Our predominant mental attitude resonates with the inherent creative potential within each individual, and this vibration creates form.
(2.26) The means of existence are carried into effect by the law of love.
(2.16) The Universal can manifest itself, only, through the individual.
(2.6) To impress the subconscious, mentally state what is wanted.
The law of love is the creative drive of nature. The means of existence is an understanding that thought is the cause and conditions are the effect of our predominant mental attitude, as directed by thought.
The Universal is the macrocosm and nature is the microcosm. These are in sympathetic resonance with each other. They are quantum entangled.
We impress the subconscious by thinking. What we think (we, as an aspect of nature) is impressed upon the infinite “we” in the Universal. This is the action and interaction that maintains the law of love.