Week 9 Blooming Marvelous
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
This week is all about flowers and seeing little seeds blossom and grow. The exercise from Haanel’s Masterkey is to visualise your favourite flower and see it in your mind from seed through to full bloom. I love this metaphor for our own lives and ideas. How many times do we have a brilliant idea and then do nothing about it because we don’t believe in ourselves.
Haanel says, ‘If you wish to change conditions you must change yourself. Your whims, your wishes, your fancies, your ambitions may be thwarted at every step, but your inmost thoughts will find expression just as certainly as the plant springs from the seed.’ (Haanel 9:intro)
‘Act is the blossom of thought, and conditions are the result of action, so that you constantly have in your possession the tools by which you will certainly and inevitably make or unmake yourself, and joy or suffering will be the reward.’ (Haanel 9:intro)
When was the last time you had a flash of inspiration and didn’t act on it. It reminds me of the film ‘Sliding Doors’. Its the story about two completely different potential outcomes depending on whether the girl gets on the train or not. We all face simple, seemingly insignificant decisions every day. Have you ever stopped to consider what your life might be like if you had or hadn’t made the decision you did? I know I have!
Haanel tells us that thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore creative. We have already learnt that our thoughts are magnetic and by the Universal Law of Attraction more thoughts of a similar vibration are drawn as we focus on any subject, regardless of whether the thought is of something wanted or unwanted. Like the Universal Law of Gravity, the Law of Attraction is no respecter of age, religion, status, gender or anything else we can think of to categorise ourselves. If you drop a brick on your toe it’s gonna hurt, no matter who you are!!!
‘…….Visualization is a very different process from seeing; seeing is physical, and is therefore related to the objective world, the ‘world without,’ but visualization is a product of the imagination, and is therefore a product of the subjective mind, the ‘world within.’ It therefore possesses vitality; it will grow. The thing visualized will manifest itself in form. The mechanism is perfect; it was created by the Master Architect who ‘doeth all things well,’ but unfortunately sometimes the operator is inexperienced or inefficient, but practice and determination will overcome this defect.’ (Haanel 9:15)
Instead of hypothetically pouring weed killer on yourself and your imaginative creations, nurture them, feed your imagination and take time to connect with who you really are.