This Part opens with, “In order to express life there must be mind; nothing can exist without mind”.
That statement is similar to the old adage that, “if a tree falls in the woods, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?”
The answer is No. If the vibrations of ‘the noise of the tree falling’ are not received by an ear that can hear, or a mind to acknowledge the vibration, there is no sound.
It is in Part 25 that Charles Haanel goes really deep into the Laws of Nature, and the 7 Laws of the Mind.
I believe that if I hadn’t read the first 24 Parts of The Master Key System I would be really lost in these ‘lost chapters of the book’.
It is not my intention to explain, in great detail, all the important lessons in this part, but to inspire you to want to read it for yourself.
The statements made on Pranic Energy, and Freedom consisting of conscious harmonious relation with the laws of being, are just a couple that need to be consumed by the reader in it’s entirety, to get a clear understanding, so that one can apply what he/she learns.
I particularly liked the explanation on aging where “Age is a prejudice, which has become so firmly anchored in your mind that any causal number of years mentioned evokes a precise image on your brain”.
He breaks down what that image displayed looks like when we think of someone at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and beyond 80 years of age. And then makes the point that “The person who has seen the untiring astronomical phenomenon forty times, may be much younger in the real meaning of the word then one who has seen it but thirty times”.
Everything that lives has periods of birth, growth and fruitage.
These periods are governed by the septimal law. The law of sevens governs the days of the week, the phases of the moon, the harmonies of sound, light, heat, electricity, magnetism and atomic structure.
The law of periodicity governs cycles of every description. And there are other periods when vise and crime rule with a high hand, periods of strikes and hard times, times of turmoil, confusion and disaster, and there are periods of reform.
STUDY BREAK: I know this is a lot to take in, because at times, when I am reading this stuff from Haanel, I am as bewildered as when I am ‘trying’ to understand the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
And if you are still with me at this point in the Blog, I would be remise if I didn’t share the other reading that Mark Januszewski included in this weeks resources – As A Man Thinketh by James Allen. This short book is still very relevant, even though it was written in 1903, and I believe should be a mandatory resource in every personal library.
In closing, let me just say how much I appreciate you for reading my Blog, and following my Hero’s Journey with The Master Key Experience.
It is my honor and privilege to share this amazing content, and hope that you get some value for taking the time to read this.
Until next time, stay safe and be well,
Scott W. McAvoy