The act of focused yet relaxed concentration, which Haanel calls “the sit” produces some remarkable results. During previous sits I have found the answers to questions I had been mulling over for weeks; remembered people I had been meaning to reach out to; thought of creative ways to grow my business; and I always finish the sit feeling renewed both mentally and physically.
In my line of work we find ways to take concepts that might be difficult to grasp and put them into stories and work pictures that are immediately understood. So as I have made my way through the MKMMA I have sought to create a mental picture for each of the chapters, sort of a cheat sheet/Cliff Notes, so I can easily remember and apply its principles.
During a sit this week passages 15 and 33 came to mind and the image of two rooms came to mind. We live our lives in one room, the objective world where we can think of things and see the effects. For most, the dreams and aspirations we think of are left at that..unfulfilled dreams. These folks are not aware of the second room or what goes on in there.
This is the spiritual world and it is a whole lot more than just fancy words and thoughts of a lifetime of paradise.
Passage 33: We can only see what already exists in the objective world, but what we visualize, already exists in the spiritual world, and this visualization is a substantial token of what will one day appear in the object world, if we are faithful to our ideal. The reason for this is not difficult; visualization is a form of imagination; this process of thinking forms impressions on the mind, and these impressions in turn form concepts and ideals, and they in turn are the plans from which the Master architect will weave the future.
So the image I now have emblazoned in my mind’s eye is that of two rooms: the one I am living in where I can create the visualization of ANYTHING I desire and the “workshop” where the Master architect takes my plans and begins work immediately to create my vision. The thought is created in the objective world and infinite resources are orchestrated to bring it to life. My role at that point is to act as if it already exists for as long as it takes, staying faithful and ACTING in a persistent manner…doing the work…and at some point it is as if the Master architect sends me a text reading, “your work is done, please come and pick up.” As I walk to the door connecting the two rooms, I open it, take possession of my desire, and bring it back into the objective world…dream idealized, visualize, and materialized.
And that is the power of a daily sit. I recommend trying it yourself, you may be surprised at what you discover.