Series 2 - Lesson 9 - Annotation 4
What is the first thing necessary in demonstrating perfection in body or affairs?
4. The first thing necessary in demonstrating perfection — be it a perfect mind, body, work, vacation, home, or whatever one may desire of perfection — is to form a picture or mental image of perfection in mind. Then one must hold (sustain) that image in mind, constantly giving thanks that it is being brought forth in divine order. One must perceive the possibility of the idea as an actuality in one's experience. Then through desire to experience the fulfillment of that idea, one must give it substance through faith in it, thus, forming it in the faculty of imagination. Thoughts and feelings must accept the idea as a reality even before there is evidence of its being demonstrated or made an actuality in visible form.
We must remember that in demonstrating perfection the perfect mental image or picture of perfection is essential. This image or picture is conceived in mind and "born" in the illumined human consciousness. Since perfection is our heritage and our destiny through our Christ nature, we must think, work, act, and live as though that perfection were manifest here and now. Otherwise, we will put off demonstrating it indefinitely.
Preceding Entry: Give original illustrations of the power of the imaging faculty.
Following Entry: Where does man get the ideal images?