From Edgar Cayce:
In the manifestation of all power, force, motion, vibration, that which impels, that which detracts, is in its essence of one force, one source, in its elemental form. As to what has been done or accomplished by or through the activity of entities that have been delegated powers in activity, is another story.
The following of those sources, forces, activities that are in accord with the Creative Force or first cause - its Laws, then - is to be one with the source, or equal with yet separate from that first cause.
In the beginning there was the force of attraction and the force that repelled. Hence, in man's consciousness he becomes aware of what is known as the atomic or cellular form of movement about which there becomes nebulous activity. And this is the lowest form (as man would designate) that's in active forces in his experience. Yet this very movement that separates the forces in atomic influence is the first cause, or the manifestation of that called God in the material plane!
Hence we find worlds, suns, stars, nebulae, and whole solar systems, moving from a first cause.
When this first cause comes into man's experience in the present realm he becomes confused, in that he appears to have an influence upon this force or power in directing same. Certainly! Much, though, in the manner as the reflection of light in a mirror. For, it is only reflected force that man may have upon those forces that show themselves in the activities, in whatever realm into which man may be delving in the moment - whether of the nebulae, the gaseous, or the elements that have gathered together in their activity throughout that man has chosen to call time or Space. And becomes, in its very movement, of that of which the first cause takes thought in a finite existence or consciousness.
Hence, as man himself applies himself - or uses that of which he becomes conscious in the realm of activity, and gives or places the credit (as would be called) in man's consciousness in the correct sphere or realm he becomes conscious of that union of force with the infinite with the finite force.
Hence, in the fruits of that - as is given oft, as the fruits of the spirit - does man become aware of the infinite penetrating, or interpenetrating the activities of all forces of matter, or that which is a manifestation of the realm of the infinite into finite - and the finite becomes conscious of same. [See Spirit]
As to the application of these as truths, then:
Like begets like - As he sows, so shall he reap - As the "man thinketh in the heart, so is he."
These are all but trite sayings to most of us, even to the thinking man; but should the mind of an individual (the finite mind) turn within his own being for the law pertaining to these trite sayings, until the understanding arises, then there is the consciousness in the finite of the infinite moving upon and in the inner self.
What is being meant about illusions (unreal thoughts or misperceptions or misbeliefs) is the "thing" or physical "pain" is only of the subjective mind and not an objective reality. After all we can only experience within our thoughts. When something occurs outside of us, like a sunrise, those light impulses enter our eyes where they are converted into electrical impulses, shunted to our brain where mind (thought/consciousness) then says "Wow, what a beautiful sunrise!" Therefore we experience only within the mind or consciousness and since this conscious construct is a fabricated construct and not the actuality of the sunrise - our perception is a made-up or contrived artificial simulation or illusion and not the real thing itself.
It may be a powerful revelation to learn objective reality is a RESULT of Idea of Undifferentiated Mind and activated by Differentiated Mind or Thinking all of which our Minds or Consciousnesses are an integral or aliquot part.
Therefore a diseased condition of the body is an EFFECT of some form of conscious concept and thought and its projection into materiality - the diseased condition. The 'how' of this will be explained elsewhere in this wiki. This fundamental principle shows how sometimes talking through past experiences will allow the original problem causing thought pattern to change - thus changing the diseased condition or even 'healing' it. Hence we may see inconsistent Positive results from AA, psychotherapy, hypnosis, NLP, religious conversions, prayer, meditation, laying on of the hands, etc. not because the principle is incorrect but because the original mental idea was not fully modified or eliminated. Disease of any kind is therefore an effect of thinking which says healing of any kind is an effect of correcting that thinking. Dr. Phineas P. Quimby pioneered this concept in the mid 1800s. He developed his theory to such an extent he eventually "cured" or "healed" roughly 12,000 people including a lady named Mary Baker Eddy who later studied his writings and principles and founded her church - even though Quimby himself sincerely disliked churches but not the teachings of Christ. So-called spiritual healings are or have been an improper or incomplete implementation and application of this principle. They almost got it right and hit on it from time to time as we can see at religious revivals where some but not all people throw their crutches upon the stage and walk out "healed".
The subject of this wiki is this mysterious force called Mind or Consciousness. Where it comes from, how it exists and how it creates all 3-D material manifestations are of utmost importance to our understanding if humanity is to survive the horrors of his own miscreations within his Mind and Consciousness. If we live and have our being/life within our conscious minds then wars are nightmarish effects of thinking war-like thoughts and nothing more or less. Therefore war in all its forms can be eliminated from the Mind of humanity by changing the way it thinks.
Mind and Matter
Mind as Flow or Stream
Mind Force is a pre-existing Natural Force
Mind in Machines
Mind In Matter
Mind is the Builder
Mind of God
Mind Over Matter
Mind to Mind