An ordinary man, who has no definite knowledge of cause and effect, is governed by his feelings and emotions.
Every effect is a result of a certain definite cause.
Abundance is the natural law of the universe.
Thought is the connecting link between the Infinite and the finite, between the Universal and the individual.
Thought is an active vital form of dynamic energy, which has the power to correlate with its object and bring it out of the invisible substance from which all things are created into the visible or objective world.
Universal Mind can be depended upon to find the ways and means for bringing about any necessary manifestation.
Nature testifies to the operation of the law by silently, constantly expressing itself in the law of growth. Where there is growth there must be life; where there is life there must be harmony.
If your thought is in harmony with the creative principle of nature, it is in tune with the Infinite mind, and it will form the circuit.
Wisdom, strength, courage and all harmonious conditions are the result of power and we have seen that all power is from within.
When any object or purpose if clearly held in thought, its precipitation, in tangible and visible form, is merely a question of time. The vision always precedes and itself determine the realization.
–Charles Haanel, The Master Key System
Haanel also states that knowledge will not apply itself. We apply the above knowledge every day, whether we realize it or not.
Everything starts with a thought. Visualize what you want, hold that thought in your mind, and wait for it to manifest.
When we are children we might have thoughts of wanting a toy, visualize having it and then convince a parent to buy it for us, this manifesting the toy.
As teenagers thinking about what we want to do as adults we might visualize going to college or working in a profession. It all starts with a thought and then we manifest it.
As adults we might get a thought that we want to build an addition onto our house, or visualize a new and better job, or a business. To the extent that those thoughts are harmonious, in connection with the Infinite, those thoughts manifest into realities.
On a personal note we are working on a documentary film. Since studying the Master Keys and connecting daily in thought with the Universal mind, that documentary film has grown, changed and become so much better than it ever could have been. It is becoming the epitome of abundance. What started with a simple thought of “let’s make a film about this” has now become reality of actual film footage, of websites and blogs, of fundraising and non-profits with volunteer board members, all helping make this film a reality, all because of thoughts, connection with God, or as Haanel puts it, the Infinite, because of vision, all inspiring action, resulting in concrete creation, in this case a documentary film.