This week in the Master keys Haanel speaks again about thoughts. He says,”Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore endowed with creative power. This does not mean that some thought is creative, but that all thought is creative. This same principle can be brought into operation in a negative way, through the process of denial. Haanel says,” The conscious and subconscious mind are but two phrases of action in connection with one mind.” He states, “The relationship of the subconscious to the conscious is quite analogous to that existing between a weather vane and the atmosphere.” And,”Just as the least pressure of the atmosphere causes an action on the part of the weather vane, so does the least thought entertained by the conscious mind produce in your subconscious mind action in exact proportion to the depth of feeling characterizing the thought and intensity with which the thought is indulged.” For my Movie assignment I chose to watch “Cool Runnings” as my movie of choice from the list provided. One good example of what Haanel is refering to is witnessed in the character “Junior Bevan”. He seems to be a timid character but with a great passion, like the other sprinters, to represent his nation at the olympics. He manages to help the team get to the Olympics by selling his car but he doesn’t tell his father what he has done or where he is going. His father thinks he has gone away to start work for “Webster,Webster & Cohen.” But Junior’s father is alerted to the fact that he is at the Olympics and arrives to take him home to Jamaica. Junior Bevan seems to have had a fear of his father in the past and he thought he had to do what his father wanted like “a scared little boy” but on this occasion when he is confronted by his father he stands up and says,“I am a MAN father and I am an Olympian.” Junior Bevan produced at the right moment “the action in exact proportion to the depth of feeling characterizing the thought and the intensity with which the thought is indulged.” With some help from Yul Brynner, Junior Bevan changed his thoughts about himself and replaced them with the thoughts and conditions he wanted. We can do the same; It just takes courage and persistence!
Haanel: “It follow that if you deny unsatisfactory conditions, you are withdrawing the creative power of thought from these conditions. You are cutting them away at the root. You are sapping their vitality.”