Haanel’s Week 17 Lesson resonates with me regarding what abundance and power means to different people. He states:
“We of the twentieth century worship a God of Love in theory, but in practice we make for ourselves “graven images” of Wealth,” “Power,” “Fashion,” “Custom” and “Conventionality.”
In Part 17-28, Hansel distinguishes between symbols and true abundance, and the fleeting satisfaction that the symbols bring. Here he explains, “You may be pursuing the symbols of power, instead of power itself. You may be pursuing fame instead of honor, riches instead of wealth, position instead of servitude; in either event you will find that they turn to ashes just as you overtake them.”
And in 17-30, he goes on to say “the race has usually been for money and other mere symbols of power, but with an understanding of the true source of power, we can afford to ignore the symbols.”
What a joy it is to know power comes from within, through focused thought, where the real spirit and heart of things lie. Truly, my thoughts are the foundation for my future self, and I know that true abundance is mine.
I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.
‘Til next time,