Growth in inevitable. None of us is the same person we were when we were 5, 30, 50 (well some of you may be the last one). But are we the people we want to be. I can be what I will to be must be our mantra if we are to be the change that we want. That sounds a bit convoluted but I think it makes sense. Well it does to me anyway.
But how many of us have made conditional promises to ourselves?
- I’ll be happy when I’ve lost weight
- Everything will be fine when I get my dream job
- I’ll be happy when I meet the man/woman of my dreams
And so we’ve put our lives on hold. The perfection that we want is way in the future. Yesterday is history and the future never comes. All we have is now. Thinking about it logically it makes absolutely no sense at all but how many of us have done this. Madness.
So there have been many hurdles along the way which we feel have been stopping us from getting there but as Haanel says:
All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit. Difficulties and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth.
That seems a little harsh. But it’s exactly what happens. We wonder why some women seem to continually choose controlling or abusive partners or men/women put up with overbearing bosses. We get the same experiences or ‘failures’ as many times as we need to until we learn the lesson. And only then do:
We gain permanent strength exactly to the extent of the effort required to overcome difficulties.
But we shouldn’t beat ourselves up over what, with hindsight, appears to be stupidity because we are all exactly where we are meant to be. And some of us just take longer to learn the lessons we need to learn than others.
But so what. It’s not a competition. It’s our own journey and process of evolvement. However, we need to let go of what no longer serves us – the Old Blueprint- even if it means moving out of our comfort zone.
And as Haanel says :
The ability to appropriate what we require for our growth, continually increases as we reach higher planes and broader visions, and the greater our abilities to know what we require, the more certain we shall be to discern its presence, to attract it and to absorb it. Nothing may reach us except what is necessary for our growth.
That’s encouraging and he goes on to say:
The inexorable requirements for growth demand that we exert the greatest degree of attraction for what is perfectly in accord with us …….. and conscious cooperation with natural laws.
In order to possess vitality thought must be impregnated with love. Love is a product of the emotions.
It is love which imparts vitality to thought and thus enables it to germinate. The law of attraction, or the law of love, for they are one and the same, will bring to it the necessary material for its growth and maturity.
If we wish to express abundance in our lives, we can afford to think abundance only.
However we express our thoughts in words and so we need to chose our words carefully if we are to displace the negative thoughts, which have a tendency to run riot in our minds if we let them. But I’ve read somewhere that a positive thought is a hundred times more powerful than a negative thought, so there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I have an image of a computer game where negative words float across the screen and are annihilated by Lara Croft (me – I wish) with my laser gun!