Series 2 - Lesson 7 - Annotation 3
How is a new state of consciousness developed in man?
3. The mind is renewed by the entertaining of new ideas and thoughts. These lead to the speaking of new words, and the combined result is a new state of consciousness. Since the body is the product of thought, it changes in conformity to the new mental state. As the circumstances of one's life are also produced by thought, these too change to conform to the new way of thinking.
One develops any state of consciousness by thinking and feeling on some idea. In many cases it may require denial to cleanse the old thoughts, with affirmation on the new ideas that are to be the nucleus of the new state of mind. Sometimes much repetition of both denials and affirmations is necessary but the individual, the need, and the circumstances will determine how much of this mental work is required.
Preceding Entry: What is meant by the promise that the overcomer shall sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel? (See Matt. 19:28.)
Following Entry: Name two of the "thought centers" mentioned in the lesson, giving the location of their expression in the body.