Today I realized something: we are the most fortunate beings in existence.
First of all, if you believe in the transmigration of souls, you were fortunate to have been born human. You could possibly (if you believe such things) have been born a cockroach or a scorpion or an elephant.
Secondly, out of all the billions of sperm and millions of eggs that your parents could have provided to create someone, YOU were the combination that happened. What were the odds of that? Not only that, you survived the time in your mother’s womb, you were born into a place and around people that could sustain you in some way until you reached a time where you could take care of yourself, you live in a part of the world where there is literacy and computers (so you could read this), and you’re healthy enough to have the strength to do so.
Not to mention that it is really just as amazing that your parents and all your ancestors back to the dawn of time were born, and survived, so that you could finally be born.
As Og Mandino says: I am nature’s greatest miracle.
But that’s not the truly amazing part. You and I can think, we can reason, and we can imagine. According to Haanel, these three things separate us from all the other species currently on this planet. (remember, this was written in 1914) and is what makes us human.
Thought connects us with the Universal Mind, and imagination produces pictures of what we want (or don’t want), which set our subby (who doesn’t know the difference) into motion to create these things for us. Through our reason, we can have insight into what the most beneficial things are to imagine, what the consequences might be, and with the help of our subby, create plans of action.
Thought is creative, Haanel constantly says, yet he also says that through our reason we can control our thoughts, and what we imagine, and in so doing get hold of the the power of the Universal Mind for our good and the good of the world, rather than what he calls “mental chaos” — which was certainly my state before starting this course.
But that’s not the best part.
Want to know the best part?
We already won.
That’s what I figured out today during my sit: I already am “whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy”. I already have my PPN’s, True Health and Liberty. I just have not up to now accepted that and let go of what I don’t need anymore: the idea that I am somehow defective, the negativity, the fear, and so on.
I have the abundance of the entire Universe at my disposal.
I can do or be anything I choose to do or be, go anywhere in any manner I choose to.
I can reshape my body into whatever I want.
I already help others, and I already receive recognition for my work.
I ALREADY WON THE LOTTERY. And so did you. We just need to do what it takes to get the cash. 😉
This is not some zero-sum game, like the real lottery, where to win 110 million then 110 million people (or more) have to lose a buck. The Universe has boundless abundance in every category, more than all seven plus billion people in the world could ever think of using.
This is the sad part. It’s like if you lived in a hovel, never knowing that you were Bill Gates’ heir, that he had a billion dollar trust fund for you since you were 18, but when the postman comes to the door to deliver the papers and asks you to sign for them, you shut the door in his face over and over and over again, because you think it’s a scam.
So how do you get this wealth?
Remember the three things you have: the ability to think, the ability to imagine, and the ability to reason. Before anything else can happen, you have to change your thoughts. Thus, the mental diet. 🙂