MK Week 23 – To let go or not let go?
‘A generous thought is filled with strength and vitality, a selfish thought contains the germs of dissolution; it will disintegrate and pass away. Great financiers are simply channels for the distribution of wealth; enormous amounts come and go, but it would be as dangerous to stop the outgo as the income; both ends must remain open; and so
our my greatest success will comes as we I recognize that it is just as essential to give as to get.’ (Haanel 23:6)
Haanel talks about the importance of keeping the flow of giving and receiving open in respect of money and money consciousness is an attitude of mind. In nature if you want fresh water you have to allow the stream to keep flowing. A selfish thought is like placing an obstruction in the river of our life energy, which can gradually build until the whole river is dammed. We all understand that creating a dam in a flowing river creates drought on one side and a flood on the other, which is disastrous for those on both sides. Fear can cause us to hold on to what we have, especially when it comes to money. This feeling of not having enough money used to bother me, and a couple of months ago I was faced with a decision. Do I release my last small amount of funds to support myself for a few more weeks in order to complete the remaining leg of a two year journey so I can finally launch my course online, or not? I had a choice to make. I could panic and stress myself out over money, give up and conform to the beliefs that I have to get a regular job and drop a huge bounder in the middle of my stream. Or I could trust that the Universe has guided me this far, knows what I want and need and will not let me down. A ‘monkey trap’ is the concept of placing a banana in a bottle or a cage that is just big enough for the monkey to put his hand in, but once it holds onto the banana it can’t pull its fist out, and is therefore trapped and easily caught. The only way to free itself it to let go of the banana, but fear keeps it stuck.
‘The average person is entirely innocent of any deep thinking; he accepts the ideas of others, and repeats them, in very much the same way as a parrot; this is readily seen when
we I understand the method which is used to form public opinion, and this docile attitude on the part of a large majority who seem perfectly willing to let a few persons do all their thinking for them is what enables a few men in a great many countries to usurp all the avenue of power and hold millions in subjection (like trapped monkeys). Creative thinking requires attention. (Haanel 23:9)
Hanging onto something we no longer need keeps us prisoner. Money is like a big banana for many of us, and working out what is best for ourselves requires individual deep thinking. I chose to let go of the banana, unblock the dam, and stop worrying about what may or may not happen. My priority was to focus on what I need to do now to fulfil my desire to help people reconnect with their creative imagination, and change lives. What would you have done?