Manifesting In The Objective World
Between the readings of Haanel and Mandino, the exercises of the mental diet, the seven laws of the mind, all the kit and caboodle, my mind is daily saturated in so many wonderful ways of change. Lets evaluate, how last week developed putting ‘these wonderful ways of change’ to the test. How did I do living life in my new blueprint?
Whose Idea was it?
“Thought cannot conceive of anything that may not be brought to expression. He who first uttered it may be only the SUGGESTER, but the DOER will appear.” Wilson
Family memories forged in the crucible of late nights and wee morning hours. Each day we were tested, we continued, we charge forward. (Mandino, scroll #3).
Several weeks ago an idea was shared. She who first UTTERED it was one of my twin daughters, Amber. She was soon to become not only the ‘SUGGESTER’, but joined in as the ‘Doer’ as well. It was plural; we became the Doers. The Master Mind of three begins, twin daughters (Ashley & Amber) and their mother (me). Amber said, “Lets make something for our family this year. Here is my idea. What do you think?” As we shared our thoughts, and asked questions, our plans began to materialize.
Manifestation. You see us starting at the break of day; we were making a list, and checking it twice. We make our purchases. After setting ourselves up at the enlarged dining table we set to work on our simple little project. We put together our first test run, the prototype by nightfall. Where O where did the time go? We jointly confer, “This will work, with an assembly line going, we will have this finished and on its way to bring Christmas cheer to our family.” We are enjoying a state of wonderful creative harmony.
New idea. We proudly show it off. Dad arrived home, and took a look. He said, “What if?” And a whole new plan began to materialize. OH MY! But it is much more elaborate. Another Master Mind takes place, this time we are four. He said he would help. So we go for it.
Master Mind. We are changing our Christmas tree. Dad queries, “What do you think of a Family Tree? And what if we move it from the frig, to a frame?” We discovered saving could be had if we bulk ordered. Ideas were growing. Computers flew open with pages of supplies needed. Several orders were made. The suppliers said we would have our items in time. We tested our ideas with the few items already purchased. This should work, as we bounced many ideas into the air for discussion.
Roadblock and Obstacles. Nothing, and I mean nothing is working out timely or easy. “I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head…” Mandino. We must persist.
- One long evening had us scurrying our entire metro area, driving from one town to the next, to locate enough frames. And then a sideliner-our daughter had need of a cardboard Christmas chimney for a work party the next day, we arrived at the store a minute before closing.
- Our order of bottle caps, and magnets had not arrived when expected. Persist.
- One late evening while leaving the kids house, after discussing the metal sheeting ‘challenge’, I trip twisting my ankle when landing in an expected hole at the bottom of the stairs. I’m carrying my fourteen pound dog, and a small tub. The pup is tussled in my arms. But both pup and tub remain in my grasp. I am in quite a bit of pain for several days. This has slowed me down. (I would post the pic, but kids advised me not to.) Persist.
- Searched our area for thinner metal sheeting. After several stores and hours later we are successful.
- Kids work requiring overtime each evening. Delay.
- I was sick the week previously, in bed for three days. Persist. My daughters have the same thing this week. They are exhausted, but they persist.
- My son averagering 60 hour work weeks, joins one of our evenings to help cut metal sheeting. He is grumpy and negative on every level. I blow a gasket, share a handful of opinions and tell him he is reaking havoc on my mental diet. I must start over. Everyone laughs, and he mellows out.
- The color print does not turn out as expected. Need to adjust color spectrum. Next morning scheduled lunch date to show changes to daughters. We have half hour at the print shop to make this work before we are late. I feel impatience surface. I have a choice, because I know what to do. The law of substitution to the rescue.
- We can find no boxes for easy mailing. Check a handful of places, in and out of stores, nothing works to our satisfaction or pocketbook.
The list goes on and on. But we persisted. “I will try, and try, and try again. Each obstacle I will consider as a mere detour to my goal and a challenge…”(Mandino)
“Ideal must be sharp, clear-cut, definite.” (Haanel 11-6) Our gift finished. We gave detail to every aspect of this project. With intent we creatively fashioned something we imagined to be beautiful, and it was. “The intention governs the attention.”(Haanel 11-25)
We stayed focused through injury, sickness, through all obstacles we met. We persisted. The intention of our final product was better than expected, even last minute tweaking was necessary…and we did it. We gave our idea the attention. The outcome and detail was important to us.
“That a man can change himself, improve himself, re-create himself, control his environment, and master his own destiny is the conclusion of every mind who is wide-awake to the power of right thought in constructive action.” Larsen.
What is your world manifesting?
“Harmony in the world within will be reflected in the world without by harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, the best of everything.”(Haanel 1-9)