Natural Laws, an Immutable Principe & the Power of Insight
As I promised on my Week 15 blog post, today I am going to highlight a few a the takeaways, that I personally extracted (educed) from reading the material, going over the webinar replay, and getting back in the flow of the exercises, after my vacation.
In week fifteen of The Master Key System Haanel not only discusses the “Natural Laws” that affect us all — and get results for us all — but he also discusses one of the main points that we should be “getting” from the study of this word: Insight.
Insight is one of those things that is difficult to define. According to Google online dictionary, insight is the capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing. But I think that much like love or wisdom, it’s something that one only truly understands when one attains it. In many ways, it’s like describing the beauty of a sunrise to a blind person or explaining how zero gravity feels to a person who has never experienced it. but to actually put it in terms is difficult, to say the least.
In this week lesson, Haanel explains that we live under certain “natural laws,” that operate to our advantage if we allow them, will “help” us. These laws operate to our advantage; all conditions and experiences that come to us are for our benefit; we gain strength in proportion to the effort invested; and our happiness is best attained through a conscious cooperation with natural laws.
The entire Master Key Experience is about getting us to work via a “conscious cooperation” with these laws. During the prior fourteen weeks we have worked on building within us the ability to clear our minds, to relax, to focus, and to think.
There is so much wisdom in this lesson, that it would need a longer post to go over so many of the nuggets of truth, I will give you some of them, but by no means it will be very comprehensive. We are just looking a the tip of an iceberg.
Changing the Good for the Better; the Old for the New; You Decide …
Part 1 to 5 of this week lesson:
- The laws under which we live are designed solely for our advantage. These laws are immutable and we cannot escape from their operation.
- All the great eternal forces act in solemn silence, but it is in our power to place ourselves in harmony with them and thus express a life of comparative peace and happiness.
- Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.
- Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better; it is a conditional or reciprocal action, for each of us is a complete thought entity and this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give.
- We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are able to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we attain.
These laws come into play automatically, they are immutable and we cannot escape from their operation. It’s not magic, or something mystical; it is life working as it always does. These laws don’t require “walking on hot coals”, signing up for a weekend retreat with a self-proclaimed self-help guru, or anything outside of ourselves. It just requires thinking properly and taking action accordingly.
Knowledge Doesn’t Apply Itself: Action and Commitment …
In point 13, the lesson highlights something very important. We must be certain that things will not “magically” fall from the sky into our hands. We must take action, or like Mark and Davene said so many times during our webinars: “Knowledge doesn’t apply itself”. Haanel said it is in the application that we get results
In point 29, Haanel reminds us not only of the actions we must take, but also that we must be committed to seeing our action through to the end.
29. In the physical world there is a law of compensation which is that “the appearance of a given amount of energy anywhere means the disappearance of the same amount somewhere else,” and so we find that we can get only what we give. If we pledge ourselves to a certain action we must be prepared to assume the responsibility for the development of that action. The subconscious cannot reason. It takes us at our word; we have asked for something; we are now to receive it; we have made our bed, we are now to lie in it; the die has been cast; the threads will carry out the pattern we have made.
By not following through with what we promise, by not seeing something to the end, we plant bad seeds in our subconscious mind. We either develop the habit of success or the opposite of it. The truth is that it all comes down to one thing and one thing only: We failed to honor the commitment we made to ourselves. This is the beginning of the bad habit of not following through.
As for me I have no choice but to continue in this journey. If I want to manifest my new reality of the best person I can be, and touch for the better the lives of thousands around the world.
I just realized that I jumped ahead of myself: part 20 to 28 give us a “game changer”, the essence of the Law of Attraction, a principle by which we can accomplish great things, that might appear to be miracles or “luck” to the people unaware of it. This is the principle by which thought manifests itself in form.
Insight: How do you Know that you Know what you Know?
There is more to it, but for reason of time, I will move on to the biggest and most important nugget revealed from part 30 to 35: INSIGHT:
30. For this reason Insight must be exercised so that the thought which we entertain contains no mental, moral, or physical germ which we do not wish objectified in our lives.
31. Insight is a faculty of the mind whereby we are enabled to exam the facts and conditions at long range, a kind of human telescope; it enables us to understand the difficulties as well as the possibilities in any undertaking.
32. Insight enables us to be prepared for the obstacles which we shall meet; we can therefore overcome them before they have any opportunity of causing difficulty.
33. Insight enables us to plan to advantage and turn our thought and attention in the right direction, instead of into channels which can yield no possible return.
34. Insight is therefore absolutely essential for the development of any great achievement, and with it we may enter, explore, and possess any mental field.
35. Insight is a product of the world within and is developed in the Silence—by concentration.
Insight is part seeing things for what they are rather than what we think they are or others want us to think they are, is part wisdom; it is a deep understanding rather than just knowing. As I said at the beginning of this blog post, insight is difficult to define. In part 28 it says: “There can be no question but that he who “is wise enough to understand” will readily recognize that the creative power of thought places an invincible weapon in his hands and makes him a master of destiny.”
Haanel wrote that “Insight is a faculty of the mind whereby we are enabled to exam the facts and conditions at long range, a kind of human telescope; it enables us to understand the difficulties as well as the possibilities in any undertaking.”
There’s more from week 15 to share, but I promise to dedicate one separate post for what I dubbed: “Makeover à la Franklin”.
Stay tuned for the next installment of my Master Key Experience. Also coming up later during this week: Week 16 and 17: “Catching Up with Myself”
I always keep my promises