Week 18: putting your heart into it

Although I’ve gotten a lot done, this past week has felt very difficult.sun-622740_640

Yesterday was the anniversary of my father’s death, and even though he died a long time ago, for some reason this week has been emotional for me.

I think it’s the collision of a lot of things I alluded to last week: just seeing how much negativity I’ve manifested and attracted in this 53 year life of mine, and realizing that it’s going to be more of a process of tearing down an old building and rebuilding it than just chipping off a little cement. At times I feel as if I need to get an earth mover.

But as always, Haanel has an answer for this situation:

In order to grow we must obtain what is essential for our growth, but as we are at all times a complete thought entity, this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give; growth is therefore conditioned on reciprocal action and we find that on the mental plane like attracts like …

.. Affluence within is found to be the secret of attraction for affluence without … it if for this reason that he who has his heart in his work is certain to meet with unbounded success. He will give and continually give; and the more he gives, the more he will receive.

I found this very encouraging, because I realized that I haven’t had my heart in my work for a while, and of course that sort of thing always comes back to bite us, as like attracts like. But I can change things simply by putting my heart into what I choose to do and letting like attract like. I don’t have to force things to happen, good or bad; they just do.

Comments (4)

  1. Jean

    You are so right. How appropriate that this week we are using our heart (and body) to influence our mind (head).

    With your heart in it, that earthmover will make things even easier to get the concrete chunks out of the way. 😉
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    1. mkmma_pattyloof (Post author)

      Thanks 🙂

  2. Pamela

    I am so sorry for the pain you are experiencing for the loss of your father. I, too, lost my dad a very long time ago. I was 13. There is still pain for his passing as well as that from many close family and friends who have passed since that time in my 50 years. However, I find comfort in that, through my experiences, I have been given a gift to help others through their pain. Sharing compassionate empathy and love elevates everyone. I pray that you will find peace and joy blossom from that difficult time. Blessings.

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