The awareness of these big concepts is growing rapidly. So why isn’t everyone who knows these laws living in clover? Haanel explains:
Abundance is a natural law of the Universe. The evidence of this law is conclusive; we see it on every hand. ….. That there is an abundance for everyone is evident, but that many fail to participate in this abundance is also evident; they have not yet come into a realization of the Universality of all substance, and that mind is the active principle whereby we are related to the things we desire.
And since we have started this course the ongoing theme has been about the importance of our thoughts as Haanel says:
Thought is the connecting link between the Infinite and the finite, between the Universal and the individual.
The law is that Thought is an active vital form of dynamic energy which has the power to correlate with its object and bring it out of the invisible substance from which all things are created into the visible or objective world. ….. With an understanding of this law you may “decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee”.
Easy, peasy – yes? – No.
Why not, we can control our thoughts can’t we? Not if that little Old Blueprint can do anything about it. A spanner in the works now and then will do nicely. And so we are back to the guardian at the gate. The image of St George and the Dragon springs to mind. St George seems so small against the might of the Dragon and it sometimes feels as though we are fighting a losing battle against Dragon Blueprint.
However, I see Excalibur as the image of the mind, which is our most powerful tool. (Apologies for mixing up the legends but it’s my imagination!) And it will win the battle with Dragon Blueprint with courage and persistence as we saw in the excerpt from the movie ‘Finding Joe’.
Haanel goes on to say:
This creative power depends upon our recognition of the potential power of spirit or mind…..
In taking advantage of the wonderful possibilities opened up to us through the operation of this law, we must remember that we ourselves contribute nothing to its efficacy …. We can do nothing to assist in the manifestation, we simply comply with the law, and the All-originating Mind will bring about the result.
Wisdom, strength, courage and all harmonious conditions are the result of power and we have seen that all power is from within;…
So, expressed my desires to the Universe – yes. The Law of Attraction – got it – know all about that. Well, where is it then? Aha, Haanel has a sting in the tail:
Knowledge will not apply itself. You must make the application. Abundance will not come to you out of the sky, neither will it drop into your lap, but…
he offers a solution:
…a conscious realization of the law of attraction and the intention to bring it into operation for a certain, definite and specific purpose, and the will to carry out this purpose will bring about the materialization of your desire by a natural law of transference.