This week’s lesson was full of scientific information a lot of which, quite frankly, went over my head. So letting that go I set about analysing what I really needed to get from this lesson.
Basically it all boils down to being in harmony with your thoughts and actions.
“That Universal Substance is the source of all Power, Wisdom and Intelligence.”
So, why aren’t we getting results?
“We do. We get results in exact accordance with our understanding of the law and our ability to make the proper application.”
And we all know that we have to take responsibility for what we feed our subconscious mind via the conscious mind. Because the subconscious mind is our genie in the bottle and whatever your conscious mind says it will reply “Your wish is my command”. So if we want our genie to deliver we have to be very careful what we tell it because it is in a constant state of manifestation in accordance with our thoughts.
Haanel goes on to say:
“We find that every man is the reflection of the thought he has entertained during his lifetime.”
Now there’s a scary thought but true! And Haanel points out an even scarier thought:
“….neither can you spend twenty or thirty years of your life building up negative conditions as the result of negative thoughts, and then expect to see them all melt away as the result of fifteen or twenty minutes of right thinking.”
So is it time to throw in the towel? You might think so because eradicating a lifetime of negative thinking is a daunting prospect. Perhaps it is but as somebody said (can’t remember who at the moment and I don’t have time to re-read the pile of self development books in my possession) “Change your thoughts and the things you think about change”. Very good advice.
So as Haanel goes on to say:
“Thought is the only reality; conditions are but the outward manifestations; as the thought changes, all outward or material conditions must change in order to be in harmony with their creator, which is thought.”
“If you enter into the discipline necessary to bring about a radical change in your life, you must do so deliberately, after giving the matter careful thought and full consideration, and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision.”
“This discipline, this change of thought, this mental attitude will not only bring you the material things which are necessary for your highest and best welfare, but will bring health and harmonious conditions generally.”
“If you wish harmonious conditions in your life, you must develop an harmonious mental attitude.”
“Your world without will be a reflection of your world within.”