This week emphasizes prayer, and I think many people will find what the Master Keys have to say about prayer encouraging. The introduction tells us “In paragraph 8 you will find that everything which we hold in our consciousness for any length of time becomes impressed upon our subconsciousness and so becomes a pattern which the creative energy will wave into our life and environment. This is the secret of the wonderful power of prayer.” It goes on to remind us of the spiritual laws, which tell us that “if prayer has ever been answered it will always be answered.” It also says, “Unfortunately, there are comparatively few persons who know how to pray.”
Let’s skip ahead to paragraph 8. “When we realize these facts concerning mind, we understand how we may bring ourselves any condition by creating the corresponding conditions in our consciousness, because everything which is held for any length of time in the consciousness, eventually becomes impressed upon the subconscious and thus becomes a pattern which the creative energy will wave into the life and environment of the individual.” This, you will recall, is the secret of the wonderful power of prayer.
Returning to paragraph 5, I’d like to note, “The ability to eliminate imperfect conditions depends upon mental action, and mental action depends upon consciousness of power; therefore, the more conscious we become of our unity with the source of all power, the greater will be our power to control and master every condition.”
Remembering the Law of Attraction and that like attracts like, we take a look at paragraph 13. “This mental attitude is our personality and is composed of the thoughts which we have been creating in our own mind; therefore, if we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, things and conditions, or, the experiences with which we meet in life.”
This is darned hard for some people to do. The old blueprint in strong. But paragraph 14 offers hope for those frustrated by the process. “It is, however, no easy matter to change the mental attitude, but by persistent effort it may be accomplished; the mental attitude is patterned after the mental pictures which have been photographed on the brain; if you do not like the pictures, then destroy the negatives and create new pictures; this is the art of visualization.” I won’t repeat what I wrote in the margin of this paragraph. It translates to “No kidding!” But paragraph 15 goes on to say, “As soon as you have done this you will begin to attract new things, and the new things will correspond to the new pictures. To do this: impress on the mind a perfect picture of the desire which you wish to have objectified and continue to hold the picture in mind until results are obtained.”
It goes on to reiterate to use as much detail, determination, and anything else that is needed to form and create this picture. This is consistent with what the Master Keys have been telling us all along, but at this point, I feel more able to bring this picture into focus. With practice, it will come more easily and more completely.