Haanel tells us “The Scepter of Power is Consciousness, and Thought is its messenger” [The Master Keys, Part 20:3] Just what the heck is a Scepter? By definition, it is an ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty. Is consciousness, therefore, merely a symbol held within the mind-body?
In the next breath, Haanel states “This messenger is constantly molding the realities of the invisible world into the conditions and environments of your objective world.” It appears that the messenger is the one who sovereignly owns the power symbolized by the scepter. In other words, out thoughts, our thinking, generate the power expressing in us, as us, and through us. Our consciousness is the symbol of that power, and through our consciousness, our thoughts create either good or evil, for it is in our consciousness that the intention behind our thoughts and our resultant actions is derived.
In practice, I have found that these two, consciousness and thoughts, are equal partners in the creation of my life. My consciousness imbues my thoughts with loving kindness. My thoughts, permeated with this quality, generate actions which spread loving-kindness, compassion, goodness, and mercy into the world in which I abide. BECAUSE I am One with God, it is His work that is done through my actions on my best days, those days wherein I have successfully aligned my consciousness and thoughts with the heart of God.
One with God. One with All. A lofty ideal. Thank goodness for the laws of Growth, and of Practice!!!! The Hero’s Journey to a thorough understanding and application of the fact that I live and breathe and have my being through God, and that we are indivisibly and inexorably united inspires me daily. The Omniscient, Omnipotent Master Designer, Creator, and Sustainer of all that Is, that Was, and that Is to Come is omnipresent in me, as me, and through me. Pretty cool!