How to image unselfishly
We mentioned this in the last post but it’s important to discuss it in greater detail.
You don’t have to covet someone else’s things because they wouldn’t satisfy you even if you had them. What belongs to someone else never quite fits your needs.
When you see something another person has that you would like to have, don’t covet it or mentally try to image and force it to you. Realize that the person’s good that is appealing to you is really just an indication that similar good is on its way to you and that you CAN have it.
Declare to yourself: “I, too, am in contact with the source of that good. The Divine equivalent of that good is now on its way to me, and i gratefully accept it. My own similar blessings now appear. They are satisfying and appropriate and for this I give thanks.”
There is no danger in using the imaging power of the mind unselfishly. It is only when you use it selfishly, to try to force from another, that you run into difficulties.
Also, you should never mentally image for someone else that which you would not want to experience yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you. Instead, just imagine health, wealth, and happiness for others, as well as for yourself.