MKE 2019 Week 18
Haanel on Part 18
In order to grow we must obtain what is necessary for our growth. This is brought about through the law of attraction. This principle is the sole means by which the individual is differentiated from the Universal. ...
24. In order to grow we must obtain what is essential for our growth, but as we are at all times a complete thought entity, this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give; growth is therefore conditioned on reciprocal action, and we find that on the mental plane like attracts like, that mental vibrations respond only to the extent of their vibratory harmony. ...
In another Part, Haanel says we must let go of what we no longer need. As you know, if you are a regular reader, we lost our beloved Charlie on January 15. Part of my DMP says "I enjoy sitting with Charlie on my lap. It brings peace to my soul to be with my loved ones." We let go of him and now we have obtained twice as much. Welcome Olivia Delenn Barton and Marcus Gaius Barton.
12. Thought is creative and the principle on which the law is based is sound and legitimate and is inherent in the nature of things; but this creative power does not originate in the individual, but in the universal, which is the source and foundation of all energy and substance; the individual is simply the channel for the distribution of this energy.
13. The individual is simply the means by which the universal produces the various combinations which result in the formation of phenomena, which depends upon the law of vibration, whereby various rates of rapidity of motion in the primary substance form new substances only in certain exact numerical ratios.
16. The Understanding which is usually developed is nothing more than a "belief", which means nothing at all. The savages of the Cannibal Islands believe something; but that proves nothing.
17. The only belief which is of any value to anyone is a belief that has been put to a test and demonstrated to be a fact; it is then no longer a belief, but has become a living Faith or Truth.
31. Attention has been held to be the distinguishing mark of genius. The cultivation of attention depends upon practice.
32. The incentive of attention is interest; the greater the interest, the greater the attention; the greater the attention, the greater the interest, action and reaction; begin by paying attention; before long you will have aroused interest; this interest will attract more attention, and this attention will produce more interest, and so on. This practice will enable you to cultivate the power of attention.
Now I must revise my DMP, but that is always the case. Life is a series of cycles, as Haanel pointed out in Lesson 17. Thanks be to the God Who loves me. I wish for you love, joy, abundance and kindness.
This week my trait was courage. I paid attention and that attention aroused my interest in courage. What is it, exactly? According to the dictionary, it is "the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery." I had always thought that courage was facing those things in spite of fear. Interesting that the dictionary requires the absence of fear. A synonym is bravery, which the dictionary defines as "brave spirit or conduct; courage; valor.", which I found less than useful. So I looked up valor and found "boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery:". It seems we have here a circular definition. I think I prefer "the ability to press forward with a plan of action in the face of fear."
What do you think?