This week’s lesson (I feel) is about power, and fear. The part about power is easy and interesting: where power comes from, how to get it, what to do with it — these are all fascinating topics. What people don’t really like to talk about is fear.
But fear is really the part which keeps us from getting the power we need to do what it is we want. Haanel makes that quite clear:
When fear is effectually and completely destroyed, your light will shine, the clouds will disperse and you will have found the source of power, energy and life.
None of us are immune to fear. We can push it aside, keep it at bay, but if we aren’t careful, it can creep right back in again. It’s all part of being human.
The biggest problem with fear is that it can cause us to make bad decisions. To not do things which are in our own best interests.To push away those trying to bring us wisdom. To not take opportunities which could help us!
So our major task is to focus on getting rid of fear, right?
Nope. If you focus on what you don’t want, subby brings you more of the thing you focus on. That is the Law of Attraction, in its negative form.
So what do we want?
We want the power, the ability, to get past the fear, to not let it stop what we want for our lives.
And if you read part 3, Haanel gives quite explicit instructions on how to activate the source of our power: what we in the MKE call the Sit. Purposeful silence. With this plus the mental diet, plus the other little exercises we do, many members are even now beginning to learn how to activate this power within them.
Sounds too good to be true? Yeah. I know. It does. But that’s your fear talking. 🙂