You can change your world by rearranging your thoughts — having them travel
only in one direction, that is toward the fulfillment of your desire.
There is only one cause, and that is consciousness. Your consciousness is the
center from which your world mirrors and echoes the state you presently
occupy. Now, a state can be defined as all that you believe and consent to as
being true. So, if you want your world to change, you must determine what you
want to accept and consent to as true before you can change it. To arrive at a
certain definition of self, you must begin by uncritically observing your
automatic reaction to an event, for your reaction defines your state. And you can,
without getting out of your chair, rebuild your world by changing your level (or
state) of being. This is done by observing yourself uncritically as you react
to life. If you do not like the circumstances of your life, acknowledge its
cause. Be willing to admit that the circumstances are only objectifying what you
are conscious of, then change your consciousness and your world will change.
If you react to that which is being objectified, you bind yourself to a
certain, level of awareness, but if you refuse to react, the thread is broken. Stop
being conscious of something unlovely, for every unlovely thought causes you
to walk in psychological mud. Rather, identify yourself with beauty, with love
(the Your in you) and you will ascend the infinite level of your own being and
change the circumstances of your life.
Your state of awareness, like a magnet, attracts life. Steel, in its demagnetized
state is a whirling mass of electrons, but when the electrons are faced in one
direction, the steel is magnetized. You do not add to the steel to make it
magnetic or take anything away to demagnetize it. This same principle is
true for you. You can change your world by rearranging your thoughts and having
them travel only in one direction, and that is toward the fulfillment of your
Watch your reactions to life, for any change in the arrangement of your mind
which can be detected by self-observation, will cause a change in your outer
world. It is important to learn to be passive to that which is unlovely and
unacceptable to you. In that way, you are awakening the dynamic one within.
And when you find your inner being, you will discover that the qualities you
condemn in others are really in yourself. Then you will know the secret of
forgiveness, for as you forgive yourself, the others are forgiven.
All things (not just a few) are made manifest by the light, and everything
manifested is light. The moment you consent to a thought, it is made manifest.
It could not come into being unless you consented to its expression by being
aware of it. The universe moves with motiveless necessity as it has no motive
of its own. Rather, it moves under the necessity of manifesting the
arrangements of the minds of men. This teaching is to awaken you to your light,
and the awakening begins by self-observation.
Creative Use of Imagination