Well here I am through 9 weeks of this incredible experience of mental rebirth and I am more excited and blown away than ever! As noted before in earlier blog posts “We become what we think about” but often the question is how? and Why? Primarily it is because of the law of growth.
What ever we feed our attention to will become magnified in our mind. Have you ever seen a mob form and become uncontrollable? It begins with a thought or grievance that is repeated over and over with more and more feeling until it spills over into action (usually bad and unthinking because it has become completely emotional at that point). Like a sore on the arm where the scab is picked at continuously until it bleeds again or becomes infected. What ever we think about we add fuel to, we build up in our minds.
This ‘Law of Growth’ works for either good or ill. Hold in your mind the condition wished for and repeat it over and over by affirmation and it grows until you MUST have it. All action is the result or blossom of thought and conditions are the result of action, thus cause is Think -> Act -> have the resulting Condition.
I love this line: “Nature provides not only enough but abundantly, wastefully, lavishly, we realize that any lack or limitation is only the limitation which has been made by an artificial method of distribution.” – Part 9 #2
Again the power to think correctly for the things we would manifest into our lives is of the highest priority because what we think about grows. As we visualize and affirm what we want (if we control our thinking then to our good, if we do not and allow the outside world to dictate our thinking then it is to our ill) we will visualize the outcome. Haanel writes in line 15 “Visualization is the mechanism…” and “The thing visualized will manifest itself in form”
It is our predominant mental attitude that is reflected in our environment. Not the other way around. Our predominant mental attitude and thoughts create the conditions and environment we live in.
This is the most powerful and both exhilarating and frightening concept to come to terms with. I am reminded of the old tale:
A young girl asks “Grandfather why is there bad in the world?” Grandfather replies, “All men have in them 2 wolves, a good wolf and a bad wolf. They constantly do battle to take control of the soul of the man and thereby control his actions and life” Granddaughter asks, “Do you have this too Grandfather?” “Yes I do as do we all Granddaughter, We all have both the good and bad wolf fighting with in us” She quietly asks “But which one will win Grandfather?” And he says “The one that I feed my child, the one that I feed”
This then is the Law of Growth. Which one will you feed?
Until next week!