The Power of Awareness
How much do I want to read more? 8/10
Much interesting as always. Worth meditating over, and make parallels with other authors.
For example, this concept not to be affected by outside causes.
Chapter One - I AM
I AM is a feeling of permanent awareness.
his concept of himself that determines the world in which he lives.
When you know that consciousness is the one and only reality, you are free from the belief that there are causes outside of your own mind that can affect your life.
If man’s concept of himself were different, everything in his world would be different.
His concept of himself being what it is, everything in his world must be as it is.
And while I AM is infinite, you, by your concept of yourself, are displaying only a limited aspect of the infinite I AM.
Chapter Two - CONSCIOUSNESS
IT IS only by a change of consciousness, by actually changing your concept of yourself, that you can “build more stately mansions” – the manifestations of higher and higher concepts.
Therefore, it is to consciousness you must turn, for it is the only foundation on which the phenomena of life can be explained.
Consequently, what appears to you as circumstances, conditions and even material objects is really only the product of your own consciousness.
You and your environment cannot be regarded as existing separately. You and your world are one.
The rich man, poor man, beggar man or thief are not different minds, but different arrangements of the same mind, in the same sense that a piece of steel, when magnetized, differs not in substance from its demagnetized state, but in the arrangement and order of its molecules. A single electron revolving in a specified orbit constitutes the unit of magnetism. When a piece of steel or anything else is demagnetized, the revolving electrons have not stopped. There is only a rearrangement of the particles, so that they produce no outside or perceptible effect. When particles are arranged at random, mixed up in all directions, the substance is said to be demagnetized; but when particles are marshaled in ranks so that a number of them face in one direction, the substance is a magnet. Magnetism is not generated; it is displayed.
Health, wealth, beauty and genius are not created; they are only manifested by the arrangement of your mind – that is, by your concept of yourself.
What you consent to can only be discovered by an uncritical observation of your reactions to life. Your reactions reveal where you live psychologically; and where you live psychologically determines how you live here in the outer visible world.