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Series 2 - Lesson 9 - Annotation 10

Series 2 - Lesson 9 - Annotation 10

Explain an individual's improvement in appearance through the changing of his mental pictures.

10. When through the use of imagination an individual changes his mental pictures his appearance changes. The processes of release and renewal, or denial and affirmation, play a vital part in this transformation.

By a correct understanding of mind, its laws and methods of operation, we see that all adverse conditions are caused and sustained by our mental states. When the mental state is true, it overrules and dissipates any opposite state. When the individual concentrates in using the imaginative faculty to see the Truth he accepts a new picture of himself as a radiant, beautiful, healthy, harmonious son of God. Thus, the perfect picture replaces the imperfect, and a change in appearance is sure to result.

As we set the law of mind into motion by agreement between thinking and feeling we give the mental image substance and power to bring forth after its kind. And the law never fails.

Preceding Entry: What effect does spiritual treatment have on pictures of error?
Following Entry: Explain the importance of the imagination in the forming of character.