From Haanel this week we learn: “Concentrate on the things you want, not on the things you do not want. Think of abundance; idealize the methods and plans for putting the Law of Abundance into operation. Visualize the condition which the Law of Abundance creates; this will result in manifestation.”
“In order to harness thought force and make it do your bidding, work is required.”
“Create ideals only, give no thought to external conditions, make the world within beautiful and opulent and the world without will express and manifest the condition which you have within.”
Once again, I am reminded to create the world within. Make it the best picture of what I want and the world without will have to change to meet my new creation.
Do you struggle with this idea of setting your mind on that of what we want? Do you want to change your world without? It takes work to make the changes we seek. It takes thought force. Thought is the fire that creates the steam that turns the wheel of fortune.
This week we prepare the soil of our minds to cultivate the power of attention. To practice this power we are to bring a photograph with us into our “sit” time. Fully relax and take the same position as to the last lessons. Next, we examine the photograph closely for at least ten minutes, note the expression of the eyes, the form of the features, the clothing, the way the hair is arranged. Note every detail shown on the photograph carefully. Finally, cover the photo and close our eyes and try to see it mentally. Repeat the process until we can hold a steady mental image of the photo.
Originally, for me, this was a challenge and seemed to be just out of reach. My mind wandered, my focus was not clear and I wanted to quit trying. I didn’t seem to understand why this was necessary. I was an observant person, being aware of my surroundings and careful about my space. My police officer husband had taught me the importance of being aware of people around me.
This exercise did come into focus for me as the week progressed. Each time I practiced the discipline of focusing on the photograph and then visualizing it, I did get better. To acquire this wonderful power it took practice.
Love & Harmony
It is interesting to note that our week of “no opinions” coincides with our Scroll 2 of Og Mandino. We greet this day with love in our hearts. We welcome obstacles for they are our challenge. When we are tempted to criticize we bite our tongues.
When opinions or criticism are our obstacles, how do we take corrective action?
For myself, I have used the Law of Substitution. The law of substitution is we cannot think about 2 things at the same time. If an opinion or criticism creeps into my mind, first I have to be aware of my thought, the second I must turn from it and think about something else instead. This may sound easy for some people but from my experience, I can say it takes real work for me to turn from something in my thoughts.
I am so grateful to have had the Master Key Experience come into my life when I was experiencing great loss. I have learned to control my thoughts and gain from the experience that it is possible to turn from opinions. When I get into an opinion or criticism, I change it around and think of the good in what it is that I have an opinion about. This is one of the many things that I have learned in creating a better emotional state of mind.
I greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? I look at all things with love and I am born again. Using the Law of Substitution has changed my life for the better each day as I practice love for all, the sun, the rain, the light, and the darkness. I welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
Love & Harmony, Joan
Wallace D. Wattles writes, “The use of prayer and affirmation is to change your habit of thought. Any act, mental or physical, often repeated, becomes a habit. The purpose of mental exercises is to repeat certain thoughts over and over until the thinking of those thoughts becomes constant and habitual The thoughts we continually repeat become convictions.”
What I must do is to repeat the new thought of myself until it is the only way in which I think of myself. Habitual thought and not the environment or circumstance has made me what I am.
This is wonderful news, and as I read and reread my BluePrint Builder each day, I see things differently. Now…I know I have the ability to achieve the object of my DMP in life, therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.
It becomes clearer each day with these words that I am creating what I want and not what others think of me. So exciting, I think for myself and have what I want for myself.
Love & Harmony
This beautiful lady named Whisper came into my life about 6 years ago. Born October 2, 2004. My Daughter acquired her from a breeder in Kansas City and I flew up to pick her up at the airport. She was adorable, a complete ball of fluff, shy and timid. Her name came as a result of her behavior as a small puppy. Later she became quite outspoken and her name no longer fit because of her outgoing personality and talkative nature. She has been in my care for the last 6 years because my daughter could no longer care for her. October 18, 2019 she crossed the rainbow bridge and is greatly missed. She had become intensely loyal to me and cared for me in her own way. Always checking in on me when I spent long hours at the computer. She was not a lap dog, instead, she would come around to play or ask for treats. She would lay across the doorway of whatever room I was in to make sure if I moved she would be ready to come along. She also liked to come get me to feed her if she was hungry and I was involved in the office. She would wait faithfully at the garage door for when she would hear the car pull in, then there would be the bark that said to me “hurry up” I want to make sure you are greeted with a big smile and a fluffy tail furiously wagging. She was a smart dog and knew American Sign Language, her Mother had taught her at an early age. It was sweet to see her “give kisses” to her Mother on the cheek when she was able to visit from time to time.
As I try to cope today with missing her, I know she is where she should be and her old age symptoms are gone. She was pure love from head to paw, and an experience not to be forgotten. Grandma loves you Miss Whisper.