This is the final lesson in the Master Key System, and it does not disappoint. There is the promise of Freedom – “The Truth Shall Make You Free.” As Haanel says it:
When you come to know that every form of disease, sickness, lack and limitation are simply the result of wrong thinking, you will have come to know “the Truth which shall make you free.” You will see how mountains may be removed. If these mountains consist only of doubt, fear, distrust or other forms of discouragement, they are none the less real, and they need not only to be removed but to be “cast into the sea.” Charles Haanel, Master Key System, 24:5
This reminds me of a relaxation CD that I have. At one point, the lady with the calming voice says “There is no lack or limitation, only error in thought. From this moment on, rest your thoughts on what is good, and everything you desire will come to you.” Maybe she studied the Master Key System as well.😊 It’s kind of funny that I never noticed this line until I had read the Master Key System – twice!
The Truth shall make you free
This lesson was kind of a review. We have heard most of this information before: go into the sit, look within for the cause, thought is creative, and your ability to think is your ability to control this power. But I think the concept that “The Truth Shall Make You Free” sums up all the power of thought. What Haanel stresses in this lesson is that concept of Truth:
All thought is a form of energy, a rate of vibration, but a thought of the Truth is the highest rate of vibration known and consequently destroys every form of error in exactly the same way that light destroys darkness; no form of error can exist when the “Truth” appears, so that your entire mental work consists in coming into an understanding of the Truth. This will enable you to overcome every form of lack, limitation or disease of any kind. 24:15
I remember in an earlier lesson, when Haanel talks about light destroying darkness. He says that you do not have to laboriously shovel the darkness away, you just need to turn on the light. I like the image that evokes.
To train the mind to see Truth only is to express true conditions only, our ability to do this will be an indication as to the progress we are making. 24:17
Truth is not the result of logical training or of experimentation, or even of observation; it is the product of a developed consciousness. 24:19
I would say that in the Master Key Experience course, we are definitely developing our consciousness.
For the last six months we have learned the lessons, practiced the concepts, had our own ‘light-bulb moments.’ Now, as we reach the end of the lessons we are actually at the beginning of the next part of our lives. We are ‘commencing’ to move forward, if we choose to do so. How will YOU put these lessons to use?
The conditions with which you meet in the world without are invariably the result of the conditions obtaining in the world within, therefore it follows with scientific accuracy that by
holding the perfect ideal in mind you can bring about ideal conditions in your environment. 24:23
This puts me in mind of the songs “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong and “Imagine” by John Lennon.
Those lyrics are such powerful descriptions of holding the perfect ideal in the mind. Or as we say in the Master Key Experience: “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.”
Now, the only activity which the spirit possesses is the power to think. Therefore, thought must be creative, because spirit is creative. This creative power is impersonal and your ability to think is your ability to control it and make use of it for the benefit of yourself and others. When the truth of this statement is realized, understood, and appreciated, you will have come into possession of the Master-Key, but remember that only those who are wise enough to understand, broad enough to weigh the evidence, firm enough to follow their own judgment, and strong enough to make the sacrifice exacted, may enter and partake. 24:29-30
It is pretty exciting to think that, going forward, we have the tools, the Truth Which Makes Us Free.