Week seven Mr Haanel writes, it is your privilege to depend upon the human will with all its limitations and misconceptions, or you may utilize the potentialities of Infinity by making use of the subconscious mind. Here, then, is the scientific explanation of the wonderful power which has been put within your control, if you but understand, appreciate and recognize it.
Please notice you’ll need all three [understanding, appreciation and recognition] to put it into your control. WHO and where is the understanding, appreciation and recognition occurring? That is the Infinite Million dollar question. The voices you listen to urging your participation or non-participation all day long is not YOU! Nor are you the TV, the radio, your mp3 player, you friends or anyone else! However until you discover who YOU are you are controlled by the TV, some past or something not you. You are not the thoughts bombarding you constantly. Many will disagree unfortunately.
One method, there are others, that utilizes Infinity is visualization.
1. Visualization is the process of making mental images, and the image is the mold or model which will serve as a pattern from which your future will emerge.
You are already doing this! All the ‘mental images’ you imagine, the worst case scenarios you worry over. Guess what you keep emerging in your life!
2. Make the pattern clear and make it beautiful; do not be afraid; make it grand; remember that no limitation can be placed upon you by anyone but yourself; you are not limited as to cost or material; draw on the Infinite for your supply, construct it in your imagination; it will have to be there before it will ever appear anywhere else.
This is much more enjoyable than what I used to do! Read the above again.
5. The first step is idealization. It is likewise the most important step, because it is the plan on which you are going to build. It must be solid; it must be permanent. The architect, when he plans a 30-storey building, has every line and detail pictured in advance. The engineer, when he spans a chasm, first ascertains the strength requirements of a million separate parts.
Every plan begins without the details! Yes they will appear. The point is to begin building the plan on purpose. As long as you remain on autopilot, allowing anyone and anything control of your ‘idealization’ controls, you will only create what someone else has in mind. Whether you like it or not makes no difference. The ‘seeds’ all have a gestation period. Some are hours from fruition while others may take decades. Those that understand this have been using people for their benefit for centuries!
7. Then comes the process of visualization. You must see the picture more and more complete, see the detail, and, as the details begin to unfold the ways and means for bringing it into manifestation will develop. One thing will lead to another. Thought will lead to action, action will develop methods, methods will develop friends, and friends will bring about circumstances, and, finally, the third step, or Materialization, will have been accomplished.
The process is fool proof. You are part of it now. We have either what we want materialized or what someone else wants. The steps are the same, the commitment is either yours or another’s.
11. If you can conscientiously follow these directions, you will develop Faith, the kind of Faith that is the “Substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”; you will develop confidence, the kind of confidence that leads to endurance and courage; you will develop the power of concentration which will enable you to exclude all thoughts except the ones which are associated with your purpose.
15. Think of it! You have over five million of these mental workers, ready and in active use; brain cells they are called. Besides this, there is another reserve force of at least an equal number, ready to be called into action at the slightest need. Your power to think, then, is almost unlimited, and this means that your power to create the kind of material which is necessary to build for yourself any kind of environment which you desire is practically unlimited.
For those who are skeptical or worse, you are not wrong, just controlled, literally brainwashed by the forces using your power for their benefit. Do you benefit? Of course you do but you could have the life of your own making and benefit others far more.
19. Is it not wonderful that man has such tremendous power within himself, such transcendental faculties concerning which he had no conception? Is it not strange that we have always been taught to look for strength and power “without?” We have been taught to look everywhere but “within” and whenever this power manifested in our lives we were told that it was something supernatural.
Many people fail to accomplish their hearts desire. What stands in their way? Where your focus is, energy flows and the results show. Your results are a clue for where you have your focus.
24. What, then, is the correct principle? Concentrate on the things you want, not on the things you do not want. Think of abundance; idealize the methods and plans for putting the Law of Abundance into operation. Visualize the condition which the Law of Abundance creates; this will result in manifestation.
Discover how to relax, how to be calm and allow your vision to germinate in the best time.
26. This is a difficult problem for many; we are too anxious; we manifest anxiety, fear, distress; we want to do something; we want to help; we are like a child who has just planted a seed and every fifteen minutes goes and stirs up the earth to see if it is growing. Of course, under such circumstances, the seed will never germinate, and yet this is exactly what many of us do in the mental world.
As humans we may be able to identify ‘truth’ but most of what passes through our lips are opinion, story and allegory. What passes through our minds are thoughts created by others. What most of us hear as some truth is only someone pointing, as best they can, to their truth. When you say ‘corvette’ no ship or automobile comes out of your mouth. Believing, because someone said anything means what you heard, is three steps removed from any truth involved in the speaking. ‘But’ is not any different than ‘and’ yet most people live in a confused version of a past designed by others with no real likelihood they will ever escape. The Escape Hatch is only available when you begin to notice, ‘be’ aware without judging, assessing or condemning any of it. If you are not experiencing harmony, the Escape portal cannot appear either. All upsets, agitations and aggravations are YOU holding onto some implanted expectation you believe to be true, while comparing, judging and assessing it to your current now. When I first observed this in me, I learned I could alter the expectation to align or be more congruent to the present experience. If I was not able to find some ‘point of view’ that produced harmony in me, I made that mean it was a ‘commitment’ of mine. I have discovered most, if not all of those ‘commitments’, were also someone else’s plans and commitments, not mine, not me. Who I am and what my commitments are requires letting go of all of the past, of discovering yourself as the sole source of ‘meaning’ in the world. Before that realization occurs, like a thunderbolt [it is not a gradual event], the ‘stew’ owns you. Afterward the path can be yours if you take it. The ‘stew’ is always beckoning for your return to ‘its’ safe harbor.