We live by laws even though we may not be consciously aware of the fact – The Law of Attraction, the Law of Gravity, The Law of Abundance etc. It has taken thousands of years for the human race to evolve to a point of understanding that these laws exist.
Haanel says that ‘Induction proceeds by comparison of facts…..which has resulted in the discovery of a reign of law which has marked an epoch in human progress.
It is the dividing line between superstition and intelligence; it has eliminated the elements of uncertainty and caprice from men’s lives and substituted law, reason and certitude.’
Only a few hundred years ago such thoughts would have had dire consequences and those harbouring them would have been branded heretics or witches.
Thank goodness we have come a long way from the Inquisition and witch hunts to a period of real freedom of speech and thought. At least in our free society we are lucky to have this freedom and as he says ‘It is our privilege to become conscious of the principle and act in accordance with it’.
The freedom to think as we wish also carries responsibility because we have tremendous power and ‘… the recognition of the marvelous power which is possessed by the mind under proper conditions and the fact that this power can be utilized, directed, and made available for the solution of every human problem is of transcendental importance.’
So it is incumbent upon everyone with this knowledge to use our thoughts wisely and let love of life and humanity be the driving factor. We are all connected so our thoughts impact on each other. We have seen evidence of this throughout history where one group or nation has thought they have the right to impose their beliefs on others and take by force what they covet and it still goes on today. But it is important not to get bogged down by the doom, gloom and disaster with which the media bombards us every day because there is plenty of evidence that individuals joining forces and working together for the good of the planet and the human race are making a difference too. So a collective consciousness that holds a love for mankind and the principles of every man’s right to freedom and safety has the power to change the world.
As Haanel says. ‘A new faith has been born, a faith which demands a new form of expression and this faith is taking form in a deep consciousness of power which is being manifested, in the present spiritual activity found on every hand.’
‘By far the greatest discovery of all the centuries is the power of thought. The importance of this discovery has been a little slow in reaching the general consciousness, but it has arrived, and already in every field of research the importance of this greatest of all great discoveries is being demonstrated.’
And with this knowledge comes reason and wisdom because ‘Wisdom begins with the dawn of reason, and reason is but an understanding of the knowledge and principles whereby we may know the true meaning of things. Wisdom, then, is illuminated reason, and this wisdom leads to humility, for humility is a large of part of Wisdom’.
We live in interesting times!