Books related to the law of attraction often share mysterious-sounding titles: The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne; The Hidden Power, by Thomas Troward; Discover the Power Within You, by Eric Butterworth; The Secret of The Ages, by Robert Collier; and The Master Key System, by Charles F. Haanel. Cynical readers might naturally assume that the intention behind such catchy titles is solely financial gain through the sale of books–that the content could not possibly match the titles’ claims. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although I cannot speak to the content of every law of attraction book, I can speak for those listed above because I have read them. If you are willing to move forward in faith and deep curiosity about your essential nature, perhaps you will one day agree.
The crux of the secret is related to true identity. To realize the mystery that lies beyond our assumptions, we must be a discerning safe cracker about “What“–not who–we actually are. We must apply ourselves to understanding with an open mind. If we persist, the tumblers will eventually click into alignment, and the safe door will yawn open. This is not an exaggeration. It’s the reason why the esoteric book entitled The Kybalion contains the following mystical passage:
“The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding.”
The passage means that a knower is wise enough not to share information until the student is capable of comprehension. Through the law of attraction, the teacher and student will naturally be brought together when the time is right. To the teacher, the student’s ignorance (meaning unawareness) is an obvious and telling sign of readiness. With regard to this, another mystical saying is also true:
It takes one to know one.
What, though, is the benefit of realizing the secret to which the books allude? The secret that must be realized is quite literally priceless. In the Bible, it is referred to as the pearl of great price. To find it (the kingdom of heaven), we must dive deep into the nature of our Being. When clearly understood, the secret gives access to power beyond compare.
The greatest challenge related to this mystical secret is that it absolutely cannot be acquired second hand. To gain information about it is not enough. To know it, we must experience it directly. We cannot whittle a stick until we “discover” the sharp knife within our pocket. In other words, until we realize That which we are, we cannot possibly apply the powers that we innately possess. To find the secret related to identity, look within–you’re not who you think you are!
Dare to dream (and care for one another).
With heartfelt regards,
Copyright © – 2022 – R. Arthur Russell
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