Week 17HJ

Review week! While I love new material, it’s nice to have a little time to go back and review what came before. Haanel is the master and sometimes, for me, his writing takes a few reads to be sure I really have his points under my belt.

First to be reviewed was lesson 9. This was SO appropriate for me as it was our introduction to “the truth” and the affirmation that I use daily and whenever I am confronted with negativity, stress, confusion, or anything that doesn’t help me grow: I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy. It is my mantra, my shield for the mental diet, my guide for living my life. I remember when I first recorded this for my listening pleasure, it sounded like a dirge. Upon my first instance of playing the recording, I immediately doubled over in hysterics. How ironic that I had made something that was meant to be uplifting sound exactly the opposite.

Also of great import to me in lesson 9 was Haanel’s statement about visualization, how it is the mechanism of the attachment we require. There it was again, though less daunting than when I first began this journey: “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.’” When I started my journey to harmony and read in Haanel’s first lesson that “the world without is a reflection of the world within,” I was terrified. I looked at my world without, which was in chaos, and now had been told that this (chaos) was a reflection of my world within.

Now, I no longer feel terrified. I feel grateful that I have been given the tools to change my reality. Yes, it is a journey that takes focus and persistence as I continue to master the tools. I am intensely thankful to be making the journey, no matter how long it takes! As Og said, “so long as there is breath in me, that long I (will) persist.”


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