My takeaways this week are quite enlightening. My images are observations of abundance, freedom, and awareness of the beauty of nature. In studying Lesson 17, here is my summary.
We of the twentieth century worship a God of Love in theory, but in practice we make for ourselves “graven images” of “Wealth,” “Power,” “Fashion,” “Custom” and “Conventionality.” We “fall down” before them and worship them. We concentrate on them and they are thereby externalized in our lives.
The student who masters the contents of Part Seventeen will not mistake the symbols for the reality; he will be interested in causes, rather than effects. He will concentrate on the realities of life, and will then not be disappointed in the results.
KEY WORDS: Worship, symbols, five senses, spiritual insight, vibrations of the mind, concentration, intuitive perception, immediate insight, mind, magnet, subconscious, spiritual truth, desire to know draws the knowledge, irresistibly attracts it, makes it your own, desire added to concentration will wrench any secret from nature.
Vibration is the action of thought; it is vibration which reaches out and attracts the material necessary to construct and build.
Your strength is determined by your mental attitude; if this attitude is one of success, and is permanently held with an unswerving purpose, you will attract to you from the invisible domain the things you silently demand.If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.
If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.
If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.
Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact; this is the germ cell, the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide, direct and bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest in form.