Week 13 – “Thought Is A Spiritual Activity …”
A commonly accepted definition of the spiritual is that it is that which we cannot see; the invisible. By that standard, both my emotions and my thoughts are spiritual because they cannot be ‘seen’ on this physical level. Each can be perceived each on its own level.
Interestingly for me, by this definition, spirit can be good or bad. I have always thought of spiritual activity in a positive light but clearly destructive thoughts and emotions can make for some bad ‘juju.’ This leads us to Charles Haanel’s explanation “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…”. 13-23.
He wants us to project “a thought into the Universal Substance from which all things are created.” 13-25. At that point we are to let it go and allow the Omniscience and Omnipotence of Universal Mind to take over. He’s basically saying that it knows how to deliver the goods so don’t sweat it. In fact, let it go, hold the focus and trust that “the proper channel to be used to materialize our demand” will be created by that which is greater than are we but of which we are a part.
So really our part is to hold the focus and maintain the image of our Definite Main Purpose and trust that Universal Mind has it and will manifest it in its own timing. Oh, and remember to come into the realization that we “part of the whole.”
A central aspect of the Master Key Master Mind Alliance for me has been to work Haanel’s vision of Universal Mind into my pre-existing spiritual framework. So I get to ask myself if his Universal Mind is equivalent to my “Infinite Ocean of Love and Mercy?” And maybe on a greater level it doesn’t make any difference until it does. Haanel’s presentation, which, as little I know, sounds to me similar to Science of Mind doctrine, does not deviate for me from my belief in Higher Powers and its progressive authority.
To this end, I willingly embrace these teachings as a valuable vehicle of consciousness to create more of this heaven on earth.
The good Lord knows we sure can use it. Especially me.