Week 12 – Power Of Thought Seek The Silence
Power Of Thought In Creating Your Reality
In the introduction to Master Key – Part Twelve Haanel reminds us again that “Knowledge does not apply itself.” We must apply the knowledge by which he means we have to give life and action (vitality) to our new reality, our DMP, by living it as though it has already been achieved. We must enthusiastically attach feeling to our desire and reap the benefits of the power of thought.
So in Sentence 4 he says there are three steps we must take , the first of which is we “must have knowledge of our power.” Simply put we must understand and believe that what we earnestly desire will manifest in the physical world because of the creative power of thought and the Law of Growth. What we think about grows.
For the second step he says we must “have the courage to dare.” What we create in thought, being attached to the Universal Mind, has absolutely no limitations. One must dare to dream big and express the deepest, truest desires without reference to current or past conditions.
” What soever ye desire” has no bounds, no limits. Understand that what we create in thought can be identical in kind and quality to that created by the Universal mind, differing only in degree! Think about that! I find that statement so astounding. Once that concept is accepted as fact, there truly are no limits to what can be achieved.
Thirdly we must have “the faith to do” which invokes the Master Teacher’s “Believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Or as Paul said “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” And finally it again brings to mind the Law of Attraction whereby thought correlates with its object.
And I recall at this point Part Eleven -17 and finally 18: “We are first to believe that our desire has already been fulfilled, it’s accomplishment will then follow.”
Along with these you have to be sure your ideal (your DMP) is clear, sharp, definite and aligned with your Personal Pivotal Needs (PPNs) (12 -5,6). Unless these conditions are met and your vision is unwavering, you’ll get nowhere (12 -7).
I find the thought in 12 -8 to be fascinating. “The result of this indecision and negative thought (lack of a clear ideal and focus on true PPNs) is often found in the loss of material wealth.” Many people believe that accumulation of money and property bring them the independence they desire, but when they lose it all they find it was not the source of independence at all. Haanel says “On the contrary, the only independence is found to be a practical working knowledge of the creative power of thought.”
So following on that I surmise that once your DMP (the ideal) is truly aligned with your PPNs and you understand the creative power of thought, you can quickly rebuild from a loss of material possessions. This is demonstrated time and again by people in business who lose everything in a market crash for instance, but quickly rebuild again because they understand and apply this principle.
Haanel expands on this in 12 -16 where he points out that thought has the power to repair the ravages of past habits and wrong thinking. But it can also prevent the occurrence of undesirable conditions through the proper application of the conscious mind as “Guardian of the Gate” about which we learned earlier. And finally, as we has been repeatedly impressed upon us from Part One onward, thought is the creative force with which we can build any condition and environment we desire.
And then in 12 -18 I am reminded of Mandino’s Scroll II and “I greet this day with love in my heart” as well as the Blueprint Builder 5 wherein I read “I eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism by developing love for all humanity.” Or In The Master Key Part 7 where Haanel says “feeling gives vitality to thought…. and the Law of Growth brings it into manifestation.”
Why do these thoughts return to me now? Because Haanel now states that this great Cosmological Law, which we have variously called The Law of Attraction, Growth or Cause and Effect is another name for Love! He says it is feeling which imparts vitality to thought and that feeling is desire and desire is love. “Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible!
Then I am again astounded as I read 12 -21 in which Haanel points out again that The Law of Attraction is as invariable and Omnipresent as the natural laws governing gravity and electricity.
I see his logic clearly when he suggests there is as little reason to assume the Law of Attraction does not operate perfectly when we do not experience what we think we desire…..
As there is to assume that when a bridge comes crashing down, the law of gravitation has acted differently in this case. or that when a light fails…
That the law governing electricity have suddenly become unreliable.
On the contrary, these laws are precise and infallible. And so it is with the Law of Attraction. When this law appears at least superficially to act differentially, it is the mechanism or the operator of the mechanism that is either inexperienced or has a poor understanding of the law.
I think this concept is difficult to grasp because it is a part of the mental, inner world of which the majority of us are ignorant. That takes me back to Part 10 -15 where Haanel points out that the idea that “man must originate the intelligence whereby the Infinite can proceed to bring about a specific purpose or result” is completely erroneous.
The Universal Mind can be counted upon to find ways and means. Our responsibility is to create the ideal (our DMP) in perfect and complete detail.
Tools To Focus The Power Of Thought
Haanel has anticipated this ambiguity in the Introduction to Part Nine when he talks about the need to fashion the tools by which the power of thought can be brought to bear on creating any reality. Here he is referring to the Seven Laws of the Mind and more specifically, to visualization. The latter is the mechanism which attaches us to the Infinite Universal Mind.
He again comes back to the creation of tools in 12 -23 and 12-24, saying “Man is so constituted that he must first create the tools, or implements by which he gains the power to think.” He indicates in order to deal with an entirely new idea we need a corresponding vibratory brain cell to receive and appreciate the idea.
So he says “begin now and create the necessary brain cells which will enable you to comprehend the unlimited powers which may be yours by cooperating with Natural Law. This is done by concentration or attention.”
I think “what wires together fires together!”
“Power comes through repose” (12 -25) and “It is in the Silence that you get into touch with the Omnipotent power of the subconscious mind from which all power is evolved.” (12 -26). He admonishes us that “The unthinking may conclude that the silence is very simple and easily attained, but it should be remembered that only in absolute silence may one come into contact with Divinity itself; may learn of the unchangeable law and open for himself the channels by which persistent practice and concentration lead to perfection.”
This is the Application or The Sit, the details of which we are instructed at the conclusion of each part. So in 12 -28 we are instructed to take our usual place and relax completely, both mentally and physically so there are no tense muscles or nerves and that we are completely comfortable.
He says “Now realize your unity with omnipotence; get into touch with this power, come into a ….. realization of the fact your ability to think is your ability to act upon the Universal Mind….. that you have exactly the same potential ability which any individual ever did have or ever will have, because each is but an expression or manifestation of the One, …. there is no difference in kind or quality, the only difference being one of degree.”
There’s that astounding statement again! I’m getting it! We are one with the Universal Mind. We just have to perfect the mechanism of attachment and understand how to operate it. The Demand creates the Supply.