It’s week 10 and I am at a point where this is all becoming old hat. But at the same time things are getting harder. It seems the more I dive into this, the more my old blueprint is still tugging on me. I am fighting back though.
I really like this week’s lesson. It talked about somethings I have been struggling with for a long time. One of my issues is making excuses. Hanaal says the failed business man blames bad luck for his lack of accomplishment. This is something that so many of us do. We make excuses rather than take responsibility and be accountable for our actions. We don’t look at ourselves to see what we could have done differently. We do not explore our role in the situation.
…He never thinks his problem through to the end. In short, he does not know that every effect is the result of a certain definite cause, but he seeks to console himself with explanations and excuses. He thinks only in self-defense.
This really speaks to me. I don’t necessarily pass blame unto someone else, but I make excuses for why I was not able to do something. I tend avoid what I know needs to be done. I am starting to realize that my avoidance is just another excuse I make. I avoid doing things because they are hard or out of my comfort zone. These are more excuses for not thinking my problem through to the end.
If you know me, you know I love to learn. In most cases this is a great trait to have. In my case it is not. Learning is an excuse I make for not doing. I tell myself I cannot act because I do not know enough. So, I spend my time absorbing knowledge rather than applying knowledge. At the end of the lesson Hanaal says, knowledge cannot apply itself, you must make application. A light bulb went off for me. That statement was so profound for me. I already knew I needed to apply what I was learning, but something was holding me back. Seeing those words on the page got me fired up and I wanted to do more. That is the thing about the law of abundance, the more you give the more you get. In the same manner, the more you apply the more you accomplish. I realized like hanaal says, abundance doesn’t fall from the sky. It doesn’t fall into your lap. You must go get it. We have to be intentional about your purpose in life or business. Then you have to take actions that support your intentions.
…the man who understands that there is no effect without an adequate cause thinks impersonally. He gets down to bedrock facts regardless of consequences. He is free to follow the trail of truth wherever it may lead. He sees the issue clear to the end, and he meets the requirements fully and fairly, and the result is that the world gives him all that it has to give, in friendship, honor, love and approval.
Having intention alone will not bring about your purpose. You must act and stick with it. When things do not go according to plan you adapt. I was afraid to act because of the consequences. But I failed to realize there is always a consequence, whether I act or not. Just as Emmerson said in the Law of Compensation,
Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that unsuspected ripens within the flower of the pleasure which concealed it. Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit, cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed.
In other words, the effect will always follow the cause. Choosing not to act will not change the fact that there will be an effect. Cause and effect are one, you cannot have one without the other. Emmerson says that some effects take may take years, but they will come. Cause and effect are companions. In my opinion this is why people choose not to make decisions, because they do not realize that there are consequences to everything. We think if we don’t decide nothing bad will happen. But not acting leaves the effect out of our control. It’s like leaving your faith in someone else’s hands. I think if we look at things from this view point, we will be more apt to make decisions for ourselves.