This is one of the secrets of success, one of the methods of organizing victory, one of the accomplishments of the Master-Mind. He thinks big thoughts. The creative energies of mind find no more difficulty in handling large situations, than small ones. Mind is just as much present in the Infinitely large as in the Infinitely small.
Everything which is held for any length of time in our consciousness eventually becomes impressed upon our subconsciousness and thus becomes a pattern which the creative energy will wave into our life and environment. This is what Haanel in part 21 defines as the secret of the wonderful power of prayer. These impressions on the brain create mental tendencies which create character, ability and purpose which together determine the experiences with which we shall meet in life. These experiences come to us through what has been named the Law of Attraction because the predominant thought or the mental attitude is the magnet, and the law is that “like attracts like”, consequently the mental attitude will invariably attracts such conditions as correspond to its nature. That is why our lives are the reflection of our predominant thoughts, our mental attitude; the science of correct thinking is one science, that it includes all other sciences.
The real secret of power is consciousness of power. The universal mind is unconditional therefore the more conscious we become of our unity with this mind, the less conscious we shall become of conditions and limitations, and we come into a realization of the unconditional. We have become free. As soon as we become conscious of the inexhaustible power of the world within, we begin to draw on this power and whatever we become conscious of is invariably manifested in the objective world. In other words, our ability to think is our ability to act upon the Universal Substance, and what we think is what is created or produced in the objective world. That means that mind is extraordinary in quality, limitless in quantity, and contains possibilities without numbers.
To become conscious of this power is to become a “live wire”. The Universal is the live wire that carries power sufficient to meet every situation which may rise in the life of every individual. When the Individual mind touches the Universal mind, it receives all the power it requires. This is the world Within. The more conscious we become of our unity with the source of all power, the greater will be our power to control and master every condition. There is no limit to what this law can do for you; dare to believe in your own idea; remember that Nature is plastic to the ideal; think of the ideal as an already accomplished fact.
If we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought, this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, things and conditions, or, the experiences with which we meet in life. It is however not easy to change the mental attitude which is patterned from mental pictures photographed on the brain, but by persistent effort it may be accomplished; if you do not like the pictures, destroy the negatives and create new pictures; this is the art of Visualization. As soon as you have done this you will begin to attract new things, and the new things will correspond to the new pictures. To do this: impress on the mind a perfect picture of the desire which you wish to have objectified and continue to hold the picture in mind until results are obtained. Feelings combine with thoughts create the irresistible magnetic power which draws the things you require to you. They give your picture life, and life means growth, and as soon as it begins to grow, the result is practically assured.
As long as the people regard the Cosmic power as a power non-human and alien to humanity, so long will it be comparatively easy for a supposed privileged class to rule by Divine right in spite of every protest of social sentiment. The real interest of democracy is therefore to exalt, emancipate and recognize the divinity of the human spirit. To recognize that all power is within. That no human being has any more power than any other human being, except such as may willingly be delegated to him. The Divine Mind is the Universal; it makes no exceptions, it plays no favorites, it does not act through sheer caprice or from anger, jealousy or wrath; neither can it be flattered, cajoled or moved by sympathy or petition to supply man with some need which he thinks necessary for his happiness or even his existence. The Divine Mind makes no exceptions to favor any individual; but when the individual understands and realizes his Unity with the Universal principal he will appear to be favored because he will have found the source of all health, all wealth, and all power.