“Knowledge is of priceless value, because by applying knowledge we can make our future what we wish it to be. If the state of our health is not all that could be desired, let us examine our method of thinking,” writes the author of The Master Key.
The entire Universe is made up of energy and all this energy manifests itself through invisible vibrations. Everything about ourselves is alive with vibration.
Because every mental action is a vibration, if we change our thought, which functions as cause, we also change the condition, the effect. “It is through the law of vibration that the mind exercises control over the body,” writes Haanel. In other words, our general mental attitude determines our vibrations, which in turn determines our body’s overall health.
Moreover, he states, “Everything in the Universe is what it is by virtue of its rate of vibration. Change the rate of vibration and you change the nature, quality, form.”
The faster our mental vibrations, the more quickly we attract all that we want, including good health, into our lives. On the other hand, the slower our mental vibrations, the more we’ll attract what we don’t want, including ill-health.
Simple formula: positive thinking ─ good vibrations ─ have a beneficial impact on health; negative thinking ─ bad vibrations ─ have a detrimental impact on health.
So let’s get practical. How do we actually change the rate of vibration?
All the activities we are doing in MKMMA ─ reading, sit, exercises ─ are designed to permanently exchange our old Blueprint, which is usually mired in limited beliefs about who we are and what we can achieve generating slower vibrations, for a new Blueprint built on beliefs that generate the healthier high-frequency vibrations.
Other constructive activities, too, bring us to a higher state of vibration that can ensure or even return us to good health. Mentally, we need only to decide to act:
Prayer & Meditation ─ talking with and listening to our Divine Source, our Cause, which can fill us with profound feelings of well-being and love, the Effect.
Expressing Gratitude ─ joyfully thanking God for everything we value, including our perfect health, is our most powerful prayer.
Visualization ─ the law of vibration is “brought into operation by the mind, the “world within.” For perfect health, visualize “perfect images” and “the creative energies will build a perfect body,” Haanel assures us.
Mental Diet ─ spiritual leader Emmet Fox outlined why and how to keep our mind clear of the negative so we can receive all the good we’re meant to receive as well as function fully as co-creators with God.
Associating with Positive People ─ Because thinking is cause, positive thinking will have a positive effect in our world, and because like attracts like, our positive thinking will attract other people who engage primarily in positive thinking. We’re all aware of how much better we feel being around uplifting people!
Nature ─ sunshine, blue skies, greens of every hue, among other wonders, lift our spirits, calm us, encourage deep breathing, delight us with the endless variety of flora and fauna sharing this world with us, make us feel one with the Universe ─ all of which increase our high-frequency vibrations.
Other Ways to Increase the Good
Good Posture ─ we want positive vibrations flowing to and from the brain unimpeded by slumping shoulders. Poor posture puts stress on the body and creates blockages. For good health, sit and stand tall.
Winning Gestures – HUGS, as demonstrated by Mark and throwing the arms up into a VEE, definitely speed up our vibrations!
Movement, including Play ─ walking, swinging our arms, biking, dancing, yoga, swimming, gardening, throwing balls, building things ─ the list is endless. (Using the computer or TV remote, however is not movement.) We’re designed to move, it’s genetic; we enhance our survival genes by moving daily in whatever way possible.
Singing ─ upbeat and harmonious selections. People who sing regularly say that it’s not just the music itself that makes them happy, but the feeling it gives them throughout their body, mind, spirit. Listening to wonderful music sends positive vibrations to all our trillions of cells!
Smiling ─ there is some evidence that smiling can lift our emotional mood, our vibrations. The fact is, if we love unconditionally, we do smile ─ note the always beaming Dalai Lama. Zig Ziglar said, “If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.” Remember Emerson’s law of compensation: give and we shall receive all that God intends for us, including good health.
Laughing ─ seeing the FUN in the world. For example, one of the joys of having pets is that they often make us laugh. Visit YouTube for 100s of funny animal videos. Reading or watching comedies is powerfully good for lifting our vibrations; e.g. Norman Cousins, author of Anatomy of an Illness, famously helped heal himself of a devastating disease by watching Marx Brothers movies daily because they made him laugh! Proving again the old saying, laughter is the best medicine.
In conclusion, if faced with health challenges, rather than focus on them, Haanel instructs us to change our method of thinking: Start by using our imagination to visualize an exact picture of the health we desire, be as detailed as possible, visit this ‘picture’ daily, infuse it with the emotion of joy at ‘achieving’ our perfect health. Fill the rest of the day with thoughts and actions that effortlessly lift our vibrations!