MKMMA 2016 Week 10 – Cone You See It?
Cone imagination. The first time I tried the visualization exercise, I absolutely could not see the lines, the circle, or the dot whether I had my eyes open or closed. I wrote about it with (I thought) some humor. You may or may not agree. Then I tried this a second time through the course. With my eyes closed, I could actually see the shapes. Then a friend of mind suggested I think of a woman's bosom. I could see that, too, with my eyes closed. Still no success superimposing the image on a blank wall.
Mark J suggested getting a traffic cone and placing it on the wall. That didn't help, so I thought I would use some creativity and create a visual with the shapes in front of me. I can now see a faint gray set of lines with my eyes open. Yay for progress. I welcome obstacles because they are my challenge.
OK, so that was a little silly. The trick is to see the invisible. Then you can do the impossible.
These exercises are part of my practice, part of the hard mental labor that so few will do. I have to remember the instructions from previous lessons:
Things to Remember
Part 1 - Section 2
Mind is creative, and conditions, environment and all experiences in life are the result of our habitual or predominant mental attitude.
Part 1 - Section 10
Harmony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us.
Part 4 - Section 28
We think something, perhaps with difficulty the first time; we think the same thing again, and it becomes easier this time; we think it again and again; it then becomes a mental habit. We continue to think the same thing; finally it becomes automatic; we can no longer help thinking this thing; we are now positive of what we think; there is no longer any doubt about it. We are sure; we know.
Part 6 - Section 23
It is, however, through attention that you will finally be able to overcome obstacles of any kind that appear in your path onward and upward, and the only way to acquire this wonderful power is by practice -- practice makes perfect, in this as in anything else.
Part 8 - Section 15
Constructive imagination means mental labor, by some considered to be the hardest kind of labor, but, if so, it yields the greatest returns, for all the great things in life have come to men and women who had the capacity to think, to imagine, and to make their dreams come true.
Part 10 - Section 21
Constructive thought must necessarily be creative, but creative thought must be harmonious, and this eliminates all destructive or competitive thought..
So, then, I practice and I control mind and produce harmony within. Not only am I strong and powerful, I am whole and perfect. I am loving, harmonious, and happy and I can see the invisible if I just relax. Mental power comes from repose. I am calm and serene and I trust my mental mechanism to work perfectly. For now, I am content that I can see the images with my eyes closed. I am perfect for where I am now. I rest in the power of the Infinite to connect when my mechanism is fully formed.
I eagerly anticipate the future.
Here is the Secret: We can bring ourselves into harmony with the Universe. When we do, all good things are ours for the thinking. Two key points from Part 10 are in sections 13 and 15.
This creative power depends upon our recognition of the potential power of spirit or mind and must not be confused with Evolution. Creation is the calling into existence of that which does not exist in the objective world. Evolution is simply the unfolding of potentialities involved in things which already exist.
The great error of the present day is the idea that Man has to originate the intelligence whereby the Infinite can proceed to bring about a specific purpose or result. Nothing of this kind is necessary; the Universal Mind can be depended upon to find the ways and means for bringing about any necessary manifestation. We must, however, create the ideal, and this ideal should be perfect.
We are not attempting to impose our will on the Infinite. We merely bring ourselves into alignment with the Universe.