As I was reading Part 22 Haanel this week, I kept thinking about his statements in the first and fourth paragraphs of the introduction…
“In Part Twenty-two you will find that thoughts are spiritual seeds, which, when planted in the subconscious mind, have a tendency to sprout and grow, but unfortunately the fruit is frequently not to our liking.”
Introduction Part 22, paragraph 4: “All life is based upon these constructive and destructive activities, and as food, water and air are the only requisites necessary for the construction of cells,…”
Here’s where I want to add one little addition to the formula he has laid out for your consideration.
There are four factors required to cause the construction of cells: food, water, air and… an adequate range of temperature or Heat.
Since the metaphor is planting seeds and by extension spiritual seeds (thoughts), I was reminded of the Biblical parable of the sower found in Matthew, Mark and Luke. There is much to learn from that parable, but not my intention to go into depth here.
The reason I paused on this concept is because I have seen for myself the difference it makes to personal growth of spiritual seeds I plant when I get the temperature right.
We have been taught and reminded frequently over the past 22 weeks that knowledge does not apply itself. Knowledge requires belief and action. It is in the belief area where the Law of Dual Thought ( assigning any feeling we want to a thought ) gives better results than the mere academic learning of the concepts.
Feeling ( emotion ) is the thermostat to adjust the temperature needed to activate the food, water and air in the seed at just the right range for growth to occur. Temperature allows enzymes already in the seeds to become active and attract the food and water and utilize the air which cause growth to occur. Haanel refers to “constructive” activity.
Too much temperature is destructive. It’s called cooking.
Try planting popcorn after it is popped…
Too little temperature is destructive. It’s called freezing.
Try planting frozen corn kernals from your freezer.
And both too much or too little temperature destroy the seeds by inactivating enzymes.
Plant cold thoughts in a fertile subconscious and see weak or no results. Add the right amount of warmth to your ideals through confident, enthusiastic, conscious, repetition and the thought seeds take root and with continued warmth, food, water and air (concentration and focus) … it will grow and produce desirable fruit.
We have also been counseled that we cannot force results with pressure (or Heat). We must achieve peace in the quiet flow of silence where we link to the universal.
In the realm of our thoughts, there is no standing still. We are either growing or dying. The universe gives us an unlimited supply of the enzymes for abundant growth. We provide the warmth by our choice.