I love how the Master Key Part 10 talks about abundance, and how it is everywhere! I was reminded of walking in Spain, and how we saw flowers, vineyards, and fields blooming everywhere!
Abundance is a natural law of the Universe. The evidence of this law is conclusive; we see it on every hand. Everywhere Nature is lavish, wasteful, extravagant… Profusion is manifested in everything. The millions and millions of trees and flowers and plants and animals and the vast scheme of reproduction where the process of creating and recreating is forever going on, all indicates the lavishness with which Nature has made provision for man. That there is an abundance for everyone is evident, but that many fail to participate in this abundance is also evident; they have not yet come into a realization of the Universality of all substance, and that the mind is the active principle whereby we are related to the things we desire. Charles Haanel, Master Key System 10:1
Wow, that is a lot of wisdom in one short paragraph! Yes, there is abundance – everywhere! Yes, that abundance is available to us all. Yet, if you do not have the correct mindset, you fail to participate in that abundance.
I remember prior to going to Spain, one of my local Camino friends commented that when he started to feel weary or discouraged, he would look at the flowers along the path and his outlook would be brighter, he would start to perk up and walking would become easier. I remembered that as I was walking my Camino, and was amazed at the abundance of flowers there were, if you would just take the time to look!
The flowers in the feature photo (the tulips) were in a yard in a village we were walking through. The lady of the house came out as we passed, and we commented on her lovely tulips. With obvious pride, she invited us to come into the yard and enjoy the flowers, which we did with pleasure.
More recently, this spring at home, while walking with friends in the neighbourhood, we stopped at the yard of a lady who was out tending her garden. I commented how wonderful her flowers are every year, and like the Spanish lady, she was proud and pleased with the interest. Both these yards remind me of abundance and beauty. It’s always there, we just need to take the time to notice and appreciate it.
Of course, it’s not just about flowers. Flowers are just one example. How do we bring about this abundance in our lives? Haanel says:
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. Charles Haanel, Master Key System 10:15
That’s why it is so important for us to have a clear DMP (Definite Major Purpose) statement. What would the Universe do with a fuzzy statement? Bring you fuzzy results? This leads to my favourite passage of this lesson:
Knowledge will not apply itself. You must make the application. Abundance will not come to you out of the sky, neither will it drop into your lap, but a conscious realization of the law of attraction and the intention to bring it into operation for a certain, definite and specific purpose, and the will to carry out this purpose will bring about the materialization of your desire by a natural law of transference. If you are in business, it will increase and develop along regular channels, possibly new or unusual channels of distribution will be opened and when the law becomes fully operative, you will find that the things you seek are seeking you. Charles Haanel, Master Key System 10:23
Can you picture it? The things you seek are seeking you, isn’t that great. Like a game of hide and seek (but not necessarily hidden)! Make the application, set the intention, practice the principles. And be open to receive!