Week 13 I know
I know, I know, I know
Have you ever tried to explain something to someone, child or adult, and their response was, ‘I know, I know’? It was clear from their actions that they were struggling, but it was equally clear from their words and attitude they did not want or require your help or advice. Why would someone behave like this when they obviously do not have all the answers? Why wouldn’t they accept your offer of help?
Sometimes it could simply be pride because they don’t want to appear lacking in any way. Sometimes they may feel your help is some sort of criticism, or it may be because they simply just want to discover the answer for themselves. Out of the mouth of babes……..
In many cases, the best influence really is no influence. When someone discovers something for themselves it means more, they feel a sense of achievement, a sense of self worth and they will use and apply their new found knowledge in ways they may never have done if you just told them the answer and they did not have to work it out. Throughout the Masterkey we have been learning how important ‘thought’ is and in Chapter 13 Haanel says yet again, ‘Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore creative, but make no mistake, thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and constructively directed; and herein is the difference between idle thinking, which is simply a dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means practically unlimited achievement.’ (Haanel 13:23)
Chapter 13 discusses the use of ‘Inductive’ reasoning, a method of thinking and reasoning introduced by Sir Francis Bacon, which involves collecting information and seeing what patterns or meaning can be taken from it. Inductive reasoning is not conclusive, but open to possibility. I am not a scientist by any stretch of the imagination but I do enjoy logic and problem solving. I can at least understand that it is through this method of thinking, humans have been able to discover many of the marvellous natural laws and processes that have led to a great many inventions and theories which have advanced our life on earth.
It is our ability to think creatively that enables us to do this. Animals do not analyse and conclude like humans, but rather act instinctively to meet their needs. They do not delay gratification in order to discover whether a better method or process can be found. ‘It will be found that the creative power of thought will explain every possible condition or experience, whether physical, mental or spiritual.’ (Haanel 13:15)
When we are faced with a new concept or behaviour, we have a choice. We can ignore the concept and dismiss it as false, which is usually born out of fear, because we have not yet developed the brain cells capable of understanding, accepting or believing it. Or we can proclaim it as trickery or some kind of supernatural phenomena due to our lack of understanding, or we can feel it is beyond our comprehension and believe it best if it remains that way. All these conclusions have been made by people over the years when faced with the unknown and new concepts out of fear of the unknown. But if everyone thought like that we would not be living in the wonderful technological world we see today!
When you set out on the greatest adventure of your life, the Hero’s Journey, you will come across many things that you have not discovered before, about yourself, and the Universe you live in. Stepping into the unknown can feel scary, but for those that a prepared to challenge themselves and their previous knowledge and understanding there are huge rewards.
Through studying and exercise we better ourselves both physically, mentally and emotionally. We can then apply this new knowledge to expand our lives further and move towards the things we desire. As our thoughts create vibrational energy waves that attract other thoughts of a similar frequency we expand ourselves, and the Universe we live in. If you are in any doubt, just think of the great inventors, artists, musicians, philosophers and scientists who had an idea, thought about it, concluded through inductive reasoning that something else must be possible and pursued their idea until it manifested into our life experience. Many of the things we use and take for granted today took many successive inventors many years to create, each using previous inventors discoveries and pushing the boundaries even further, opening the doors to create even more.
‘…..recognition brings about realisation……..recognise the fact that you are a part of the whole, and that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole; the only difference there can possibly be, is in degree.’ (Haanel 13:26 part)
You have all the creative ability as Universal Mind, all you need to do is think and you can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
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