The introduction of Week 9 of Charles Haanel’s Master Key System covers the tools we can use to build “any condition you desire”. One of the tools we have been using is the “Law of Growth” which states “Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.” That is so true. What is foremost in our mind gets our attention. We lose track of friends if we don;t stay in touch. We let things drift away because we don’t focus on them . The law of growth when used properly or improperly triggers the manifestation of what we focus on. If we focus on what is good for then more good things will come to us.
How do we focus on what we want to manifest? On e way is Visualization as Chapter 9-15 states;
“15. Visualization is the mechanism of the attachment which you require. 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.
Another tool is a well crafted affirmation. In chapter 9-18 through 9-25 tells the story of Frederick Elias Andrews who was suffering physical ailments as a child and used the affirmation ” I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy” and was able to overcome and out last the inflictions he had and grew into a “strong, straight well formed man.”
Using the Law of Growth I believe his focus on this affirmation kept his mind constantly building a better outcome for him and also blocked out and atrophied any negative thoughts that came into his mind. below is the relevant parts of chapter 9.
“18. It is sometimes an inspiration to hear from someone who has actually put these principles to the test, someone who has demonstrated them in their own life. A letter from Frederick Andrews offers the following insight:
19. I was about thirteen years old when Dr. T. W. Marsee, since passed over, said to my mother: “There is no possible chance, Mrs. Andrews. I lost my little boy the same way, after doing everything for him that it was possible to do. I have made a special study of these cases, and I know there is no possible chance for him to get well.”
20. She turned to him and said: “Doctor, what would you do if he were your boy?” and he answered, “I would fight, fight, as long as there is a breath of life to fight for.”
21. That was the beginning of a long drawn-out battle, with many ups and downs, the doctors all agreeing that there was no chance for a cure, though they encouraged and cheered us the best they could.
22. But at last the victory came, and I have grown from a little, crooked, twisted, cripple, going about on my hands and knees, to a strong, straight, well formed man.
23. Now, I know you want the formula, and I will give it to you as briefly and quickly as I can.
24. I built up an affirmation for myself, taking the qualities I most needed, and affirming for myself over and over again, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.” I kept up this affirmation, always the same, never varying, till I could wake up in the night and find myself repeating, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.” It was the last thing on my lips at night and the first thing in the morning.
25. Not only did I affirm it for myself, but for others that I knew needed it. I want to emphasize this point. Whatever you desire for yourself, affirm it for others, and it will help you both. We reap what we sow. If we send out thoughts of love and health, they return to us like bread cast upon the waters; but if we send out thoughts of fear, worry, jealousy, anger, hate, etc., we will reap the results in our own lives.
Remarkable things do happen when you know how to use and put to use the right tools for the mind.
See you next week.
My name is Michael Puffer and I always keep my promises.