MKMMA Week 10 – Digging In
From the Bible:
8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2:8-9 KJV)
From Haanel (10.1):
Abundance is a natural law of the universe. The evidence of this law is conclusive; we see it on every hand. Everywhere Nature is lavish, wasteful, extravagant. … That there is an abundance for everyone is evident, but that many fail to participate in this abundance is also evident; they have not yet come into a recognition of the Universality of all substance, and that mind is the active principle whereby we are related to the things we desire.
Cause and effect.
Mind and object.
What you think is what you get?
Actually not. It is not even what you say is what you get. It’s what you believe. You can think something without believing it; you can even say something without believing it. If you have practiced the art of sarcasm, you are in the habit of saying things you don’t really believe. While I was in the Air Force, there were three prime motivators: fear, sarcasm, and ridicule. My thoughts were less-than-perfect.
This is not to say that thoughts are unimportant. We have to train our minds to think correctly and avoid things like sarcasm, ridicule, and fear inspiring words. There is an old saying, “when you can see the invisible, you can do the impossible.” Our exercise this week gives us a chance to practice that. We stare at a blank wall and mentally draw a horizontal line six inches long. Assuming we get that far, we then attach six-inch vertical lines to either end of that line. Then we close the square with another horizontal line. None of these lines exist. We are training our brain to see the invisible.
The Bible says we are made in the image of God. When God stepped into the void he didn’t say “sure is dark”, instead he said “light be”. He calls things that be not as though they were. I can do that eventually, because I am connected to the universal
It’s now Friday, and I still don’t see any lines on my wall. Does that mean I give up? Not at all. I continue with the law of practice and my scroll reading this week comes in handy. “I will persist until I succeed”. Eventually I will see the square, and that I will insert a circle in it. Then I will insert a dot in the center of the circle and draw it towards me. Then I will change the color of the lines. I am creating with my mind. I will persist until I succeed. I can be what I will to be.