In my preceding post, I shared about our capacity to create whatever we desire. Unfortunately most of us carry on creating undesirable results by allowing all of our thought to be completely engaged in the very undesirable results we fear most. I’ve definitely done my share of focusing on all that I don’t want more of!
As Haanel states, “The subconscious can and will solve any problem for us… IF we know how to direct it. The subconscious is always at work, yet it will only work with the material it is given. If I’m feeding my subconscious worry, doubt and fear, I shall manifest more worry, doubt and fear!
Haanel beautifully likens our inner thought world, and what we choose to create with it, to building a fine home and weaving a beautiful cloth. Both scenarios eloquently clarify the choice we have in our world within.
With What Do You Build Your Estate?
“If either of us were building a home for ourselves, how careful we would be in regard to the plans; how we should study every detail; how we should watch the material and select only the best of everything; and yet how careless we are when it comes to building our Mental Home…”
It is so menacingly easy to live our lives day-to-day, receiving things as they come to us without any “Quality control of the mind”. We allow things to happen to us, rather than for us. We openly accept thoughts, circumstances, trials and errors and allow them to gain a foothold in the vault itself, the place where out most valuable assets are stored.
Accepting and wallowing in what we immediately adapt as our reality is really no different than seeing a thief’s photo on the evening news, then inviting them in for dinner once they break through the front door. Not only are you cooking a dinner with your highest valued ingredients; you are also polishing the finest silver, china and crystal for him to enjoy the meal with. Accepting our environments, circumstances and conditions without critical evaluation and thought is really no different!
Weaving a Strong Cloth
Haanel reminds us that when we have stored away nothing but courageous thought, been optimistic and have immediately thrown any kind of negative thought on the scrap pile, that our mental material is now of the best kind. “We can weave any kind of material we want; we can use any color we wish; we know that the texture is firm, that the material is solid, that it will not fade and we have no fear, no anxiety concerning the future; there is nothing to cover, there are no patches to hide.”
Which Kind of Cloth Do You Want to Weave?
I am a weaver and I love this quote from Haanel. For me, it is just a poignant as the metaphor of the building of a home. I have come across many old, dusty cones of yarn. The threads easily break, the colors are faded, often they smell quite unpleasant! When I freely invite fearful thoughts, focus on everything I don’t want more of in my life, and adapt worry as my mindset, I AM weaving the cloth of my life with dry, brittle, stinky and fragile threads. I will forever be chasing after holes to patch!
Accept Only the Best!
Remember, the thoughts we allow into our subconscious are no less important than the materials we use to construct things in our external world. Building your mental house? Accept only the strongest timbers, the sturdiest hardware, the most reliable tools. Weaving a fine cloth? Find the most precious fibers with the richest colors you desire and choose a sturdy pattern!