“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attraction.” ~ Albert Einstein
We now are at the beginning of the matter. Everything we have been discussing, sharing and thinking on has come to be simply yet succinctly placed into this phrase.
“You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do”. ~ Charles Haanel, Masterkey, Chapter 12
- The knowledge of your power is, the power to think, to focus, and to shape the most plasticity of substance, the mind
Recognizing your ability to use the creative power of thought is the only true independence one has.
“That is the trouble with many inventors; they lack patience. They lack the willingness to work a thing out slowly and clearly and sharply in their mind, so that they can actually ‘feel it work.’ They want to try their first idea right off; and the result is they use up lots of money and lots of good material, only to find eventually that they are working in the wrong direction. We all make mistakes and it is better to make them before we begin… My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination, and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain.” ~ Nikola Tesla
When we use it to our benefit we then can;
- Have the courage to dare to dream, and why not make it immense! We can make massive plans and pursue vast goals. There is no limitation as the source of thought is omnipotent and has the influence to pull the resources required to the summon of the call
With persistence, patience, and practice you begin to watch the process of the things fall into place.
- The Faith to do; with belief in our thoughts, conviction in our plans, and the assurance in actions that we will take.
The expression of your aim which declares your “definite major purpose” brings two laws into operation.
The first of these is the Law of Love
“The principle: which gives the thought the dynamic power to correlate with its object, and therefore to master every adverse human experience, is the law of attraction, which is another name for love. This is an eternal and fundamental principle, inherent in all things, in every system of Philosophy, in every Religion, and in every Science. There is no getting away from the law of love. It is feeling that imparts vitality to thought. Feeling is desire, and desire is love. Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.” ~ Charles Hasanel, Master key, Chapter 12
This is the feeling we have when your greatest passion intersects with the greatest needs of the world. It’s “the creative force behind every manifestation.”
The second law is the Law of Attraction.
“It is the operation of this marvelous law of attraction which has caused men in all ages and all times to believe that there must be some personal being who responded to their petitions and desires, and manipulated events in order to comply with their requirements.”
And Haanel continues to describe how the two work together…
“It is the combination of Thought and Love which forms the irresistible force, called the law of attraction. All natural laws are irresistible. The law of Gravitation, or Electricity, or any other law operates with mathematical exactitude. There is no variation. It is only the channel of distribution which may be imperfect. If a bridge falls, we do not attribute the collapse to any variation of the law of gravitation. If a light fails us, we do not conclude that the laws governing electricity cannot be depended upon. Thus, if the law of attraction seems to be imperfectly demonstrated by an inexperienced or uninformed person, we are not to conclude that the greatest and most infallible law upon which the entire system of creation depends has been suspended. We should rather conclude that a little more understanding of the law is required, for the same reason that a correct solution of a difficult problem in Mathematics is not always readily and easily obtained.” ~ Charles Haanel, Master Keys, Chapter 12
As said last week, things won’t drop from the sky nor materialize in your lap, but you will, as you make your plans and take action, encounter the people and find yourself in the circumstances you require to attain your goal.
“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.” ~Nikola Tesla