Thoughts are powerful manifestations of the mind, and when they are combined with a definite
intention, diligence, and an unassailable yearning for their translation into their physical counterpart.
The discovery of this truth does not come about in an instant. It manifests little by little, beginning with an insatiable aspiration to realize one’s intentions.
A prime characteristic of this yearning must be that it is definite. These intentions must be set precisely and with as much detail as necessary to evoke a specific result.
When this fascination, or impulse of thought, first flashes into one’s mind they may be in no position to act upon it. Complications often stand in the way, such as lack of influence or lack of financial support. These obstacles are enough to impede a majority of people from making any attempt to realize their aspirations. One must be so determined to find a way to fulfill their wishes that they finally decide to take a leap of faith, rather than be defeated.
A dreamer once arrived in Houston, Texas, intent on transforming his life and elevating his name in association with one of the largest entertainment firms in the world. His initial impression on those he had come to seek was imbalanced, with some recognizing his potential while others did not. The dreamer’s appearance may have been ordinary, but there was something in the expression of his face which conveyed the impression that he was determined to get what he had come after. When someone really wants something so deeply that they are willing to stake their entire future on a single toss of the dice in order to get it, they are sure to win. The young man was given the opportunity he asked for, because it was apparent that he had made up his mind to stand by until he succeeded. Later events proved that this was not an error.
What one says on any occasion is far less important than that which is thought. Appearances were not what got him his start in the land of opportunity, for that was definitely against him. It was what he thought that counted.
The dreamer did not get his chance to shine right away. He did get a chance to work within an organization, at a very minimal wage, completing tasks that were trivial to those he had come to seek, but were extremely important to him, because they gave him the opportunity to display his talent where those he intended could see it. As the months rolled on, it seemed that nothing had occurred to bring the dreamer closer to the position he erected in his mind as his absolute key goal, but something important was happening. He was constantly intensifying his longing to become a world-wide phenomenon like his employer.
Psychologists have correctly said that “when one is truly ready for a thing, it puts in its appearance.”
The dreamer was ready to be associated with greatness; moreover, he was determined to remain vigilant until he received his heart’s desires.
When you are uncertain of your improvement, do not say to yourself, “Ah well, what’s the use? I guess I’ll change my mind and try something less challenging.” Instead say, “I came here to realize my purpose, and I will accomplish this if it takes the remainder of my life.” And meant it! The course of history would be so greatly changed if only people would accept their God-given purpose, and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming obsession!
Maybe the young dreamer did not know it at the time, but his bulldog determination, his unrelenting focus on a single desire was destined to cast aside all opposition and bring him the fortune he sought.
One of the tricks of opportunity is: when opportunity knocks, it often appears in a different form, and from a different direction than expected. It slips into your life like a thief in the night, often disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. This may be why so many fail to recognize opportunity.
The mogul had just decided to blend genres of performance art and created a new masterpiece. His yes men were not enthusiastic over the new styling and did not believe it would be marketable to their target audience. In this moment, the dreamer recognized his opportunity. It had crept in quietly, hidden in a composition which interested no one in the room but the dreamer and the mogul.
The dreamer knew he could pull off the new performance piece. He suggested this to the mogul, and was granted his chance. The dreamer did sell the sound. In fact, he sold it so successfully that the mogul gave him a contract to record and market it all over the world. The dreamer flourished out of that business association and made himself rich, but of more importance, he proved that one really may manifest their abundance.
The value of the dreamer’s original aspiration may never be known. The amount, whatever it is, becomes insignificant when compared with the greater asset he acquired in the form of definite knowledge that an ethereal impulse of thought can be transmuted into its physical counterpart by the application of certain principles.
The dreamer literally thought himself into an association with the mogul! He thought himself into a fortune. He had little to start with, except the capacity to know what he wanted, and the determination to stick with that desire until he realized it.
He had no money to begin with. He had very little education. He had no influence. What he did have was initiative, faith, and the will to win. With these intangible forces, he made himself an indispensable ally of the greatest mentor he ever had."
From: Magick in Marihuana: Keepers of the Kaneh-Bosm
From: Magick in Marihuana: Keepers of the Kaneh-Bosm