Series 2 - Lesson 9 - Annotation 5
Where does man get the ideal images?
5. Man gets the ideal images from the one Source of all perfect mental images, ideals, and ideas: the one perfect Mind, Divine Mind, dwelling in man as the Christ Mind. However, he sometimes blurs the ideal images with a "double exposure" of the photographic substance of his limited consciousness. He sometimes misinterprets an idea, thereby producing an imperfect mental image. The consequent result is the outpicturing of both good and evil in mind, body, and affairs.
The imagination is like a two-edged sword that is held in the hand. So long as man grasps it by the handle and securely controls it, it will do him no harm, but if he loses control the consequences are disastrous to himself and others. The right interpretation of ideals, and the control of the use of imagination bring forth right conditions in mind, body, and affairs.
"The imagination is a very powerful faculty, and we must learn to discipline it if we would make it practical in serving our highest good. By following the inspiration of the supermind or Jehovah consciousness we can control the imagination and direct its work to practical ends" (Mysteries of Genesis 296).
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