This week Haanel teaches us the importance of intuition. He tells us that it often comes with a suddenness that if often startling. It can be developed and cultivated, and we need to recognize and appreciate intuition. If we don’t give our intuition a grand and royal, he may come again, but after a while, we may not see our intuition as much if its ignored. We need to pay more attention to our intuition and accept it.
I have found that with my going back to regular meditation, it has helped with my intuition, which has gotten better and has given me more ideas and helped me be more creative.
I have noticed that when I go against my gut, my intuition, I often regret it. When I go with my gut feeling, I am usually correct. This lesson has definitely hit home with me.
Haanel teaches “Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact”. This is very powerful. It reminds of what Jack Canfield teaches, “Act As If”. Basically if you act as if you are successful or your are living the life you desire, and you do it with emotion, this really greatly influences the subconscious mind. Focus on living your deal and with emotion, and you are more likely to achieve that ideal.
This week we had an exercise to do two kind things each day or notice when something does something nice for us. Each day I have been noticing when something tries to do something nice for me. Whatever you focus on expands, and I am definitely seeing more kindness as I am looking for it.
There are some great lessons about wealth from Haanel in week 16. He writes, “Wealth should then never be desired as an end, but simply as a means of accomplishing an end.” Many people get into trouble and have miserable lives because seek wealth as an end, instead of a mean of accomplishing that end.
Haanel says, “Premature wealth is but the forerunner of humiliation and disaster, because we cannot permanently retain anything which we do not merit or which we have not earned.”
This is one reason why the vast majority of lottery winners are broke within 5 years of winning the lottery. It is premature wealth, they have not developed themselves, worked for the riches, and developed the proper money mindset for the lottery winnings, and subconsciously work to get rid of the winnings.
We also learn the power of our thoughts. They can be constructive or destructive, depending on what we choose. Unfortunately, many choose destructive thoughts, often subconsciously. We must learn to choose constructive thoughts.
Visualization is also discussed by Haanel. Many successful people use visualization as it is very powerful. The brain can not tell the difference between a real and imagined event, so you can utilize visualization to try to help you attain the future you desire.
Silence is very important if you want to gain insight. That is one reason it’s encouraged in religion. You are more likely to hear what God is saying to you when you are in silence. When you have all kinds of noises and distractions, you can’t really hear.
Meditation is something that allows me to get great insight. Doing 15 minutes a day is very powerful, and I find I get a lot insights and creative ideas from meditation.
We reap what we so.
We can keep thinking lack if we want to attract abundance. We have to think abundance. Where your thoughts go, energy flow. We also have to think about the exact language and phrases we use, because it makes a big difference.
We also learned that no matter how hard we may try, we can not from the pictures that we constantly photograph in our mind. When we use words that are not for our benefit, there will be pictures of erroneous conceptions that will go through our mind. That is why it’s very important to use your words carefully.
We have to remember that the subconscious can not reason. It accepts everything we feed it. If you put garbage in, you will get garbage out. If you put good stuff in, you will get good stuff. It’s like a computer you program. You have to make sure that you program your subconscious by feeding it things that will be beneficial. When you do that, your life will change for the better.