What is it that we want? Health, wealth, success and happiness of which health and happiness are the most important because as Haanel says:
Wealth should then never be desired as an end, but simply as a means of accomplishing the end. Success is contingent upon a higher ideal than the mere accumulation of riches, and he who aspires to such success must formulate an ideal for which he is willing to strive.
With such an ideal in mind, the ways and means can and will be provided, but the mistake must not be made of substituting the means for the end.
And Prentice Mulford explains “The man of success is the man possessed of the greatest spiritual understanding and every great fortune comes of superior and truly spiritual power.”
So if we all have this spiritual power, even if we have never given it any thought, how do we use it in terms of manifesting our desires, bearing in mind that the desire for wealth must not be the end required, although it can be the means to an end which enables us to help others as well. Give more, get more.
It is through this spiritual power that we have the power to create and Haanel says there are three steps in the process:
Idealisation – to imagine as perfect
Visualisation – create positive mental picture of something
Materialisation – manifestation
And these we are doing through the sits.
Visualisation can be a stumbling block for some people who say they’re no good at visualising and feel that they are stuck because of this belief. But say ‘don’t think of a pink elephant’ and immediately even the most seemingly non-visual person will see a pink elephant. So we are all capable of visualisation whether slight and shadowy or full technicolour. So it is important not to be discouraged or influenced by the Old Blue Print which says you can’t.
And then comes materialisation/manifestation. Probably the most exciting but seemingly most elusive part of the exercise. That’s because if what we visualise hasn’t manifested yet we think it doesn’t work, but it does because little Old Blue Print Doubt is sitting on your shoulder like Jiminy Cricket saying ‘I told you so’ and so nothing happens.
So we have to remember to kick Jiminy Cricket into touch and Believe that what we have asked for/visualised has already been achieved and then most important, be ready to Receive.