We’ve been tuning our minds for the last twenty-four odd weeks, and it’s no surprise that Haanel’s final lesson talks a little more about this. So does another related resource, the book by Napoleon Hill titled, Think and Grow Rich. Many of you probably have that book in your library, unread. In the introduction to Haanel’s lesson 24, Haanel reminds us whether our focus is religious, scientific, or philosophical, these teachings are valid. Are you an alchemist? Here’s the secret: “Gold in the mind may be transmuted into gold in the heart and gold in the hand.”
The paragraphs of greatest interest to me this week are 13 and 14, so I’ll highlight them here:
13. If you desire to help someone, to destroy some form of lack, limitation or error, the correct method is not to think of the person whom you wish to help; the intention to help them is entirely sufficient, as this puts you in mental touch with the person. Then drive out of your own mind any belief of the lack, limitation, disease, danger, difficulty or whatever the trouble might be. As soon as you’ve succeeded in doing this the result will have been accomplished, and the person will be free.
14. But remember that thought is creative and consequently every time you allow your thought to rest on any inharmonious condition, you must realize that such conditions are apparent only, they have no reality, that spirit is the only reality and it can never be less than perfect.
This is where tuning our minds comes into play. You may be familiar with a radio. You tune it to a certain frequency, and a radio station you’ve been told you will find at that frequency will play. It could be a music station or a news station, or a sporting event, but when you tune to that frequency on your receiver, you get that information. Our mind works the same way. We can receive all the stations. We can choose to tune our minds to the positive, rewarding, abundant stations, or we can choose the negative, brow-beating, poverty-filled stations. Once we choose what to tune to, that will be what we see and experience in our lives.
On page 37 of Think and Grow Rich, we are reminded “the human mind is constantly attracting vibrations which harmonize with that which DOMINATES the human mind. Any thought, idea, plan, or purpose which one holds in one’s mind attracts, from the vibrations of the ether, a host of its relatives, adds these “relatives” to its own force, and grows until it becomes the dominating, MOTIVATING MASTER of the individual in whose mind it has been housed.”