Week 19 Hide and Seek
or Seek and Hide? Who has the most fun?
Have you ever stopped to think how everything has two opposite sides? If there is an outside, there must be an inside. For example, lets take a simple everyday object like a plastic pen. We can see and hold the outside, but in order for there to be an outside there much be something more…an inside. An inside out pen would be a bit messy don’t you think!!! Having established the relevance of the in/out concept, we also now have two opposite ends or poles. One end is positive (the nib end) and the other negative, with no nib. How we choose to use our pen is now up to us. Do you like writing stories, sketching, drawing, making notes, writing cards, study notes, making holes in your paper, or even creating interesting rhythms by tapping it on the desk.
In Chapter 19 of the Masterkey Haanel talks about the concept of contrast. There has to be two sides to everything otherwise nothing would exist. But he goes on to explain that this applies to all things, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. ‘In the physical world there are innumerable contrasts, and these may for convenience sake , be designated by distinctive names. There are sizes, colours, shades or ends to all things. There is a North Pole, and a South Pole, and inside and an outside, a seen and an unseen, but these expressions merely serve to place extremes in contrast. (Haanel 19:5)
As human beings we are physical. We see the world and each other through our eyes, but are we seeing the whole picture? When you look in the mirror, (as I discussed a couple of weeks ago) do you see only the physical body that is known as you, or do you stop to notice the unseen, inner part that is you? The world Within. We can not physically see a qualifiable substance that is love, or thought, or feeling. But we know they are there no the less.
As we all seek to understand ourselves, and grow ever more spiritually aware of who we really are, I am reminded of the game ‘Hide and Seek’ that you probably played at some point during your childhood. For the game to be any fun there needs to be a ‘Hider’ and a ‘Seeker’. But who actually has the most fun, ‘The Seeker’ or ‘The Hider’? Do you remember running all over the house or garden in search of ‘the hider’, excited anticipation coursing through your body in the race to be the first to find them? How long did you search for? 5 mins, 10 mins, 30 mins? Did ‘the hider’ get bored of waiting and start making squeaky noises to alert you of your proximity to them? And then…… suddenly it’s all over! 🙁 Everyone cheers as the hiders secret location has been unveiled….and…then….thoughts quickly turn to “what shall we do now“??!!……. Play again! Play again!
So…..the fun is mostly in the seeking…..but having nothing to seek is a bit pointless and seeking but never finding is boring and unfulfilling. If ‘The Hider’ has not hidden himself very well, the game is no fun because no effort is required on behalf of ‘the seekers’ and if he hides so well that no one can find him eventually the seekers get bored looking for him and go off to play something else! 🙂 lol (I never did that!!! shhh…don’t tell my sister!!) leaving the poor hider squeaking away with no one there to hear him/her. It’s funny to think about in this context, but life is like a game, and should be fun. We get to choose what we want to seek, and begin to think about it. As we begin our search ‘The Law of Attraction’ brings to us clues in the form of more thoughts that are in harmony with our own that excite and spur us on in our quest. We gain knowledge, we meet new people, make new friends, we learn new skills and we may even look back on our journey from time to time just to reassure ourselves of how far we have come. If no effort is required on our part at all life would have little meaning and significance. Enjoy the discoveries, the adventure, the journey. It’s what life is all about really.
‘You may know that thought constantly, eternally is taking form, is forever seeking expression, or you may not, but the fact remains that if your thought is powerful, constructive, and positive, this will be plainly evident in the state of your health, your business and your environment; if your thought is weak, critical, destructive and negative generally , it will manifest in your body as fear, worry and nervousness, in your finance as lack and limitation, and in discordant conditions in your environment.’ (Haanel 19:17)
Don’t be in such a hurry to achieve everything immediately. If what we wanted appeared too effortlessly life would lose it’s sense of adventure.
Start your own adventure and find the Hero in you. Next Masterkey Class starts September.