The precedent and hypothetical barrier was believed to be that no one could run a mile under four minutes. But after Bannister broke the record, it wasn’t long before several runners continued to lower that mark. Why was it that the best conditioned athletes in the world could not break this barrier until they became aware that someone else could? Although this was a story of a physical phenomenon, it carries into almost every phase of human existence. The precedent becomes the artificially constructed boundary.
P.P. Quimby, the father of the New Thought Movement, wrote an interesting comment in one of his notes that I am paraphrasing...
During the early years of animal magnetism and hypnosis, it was believed by every writer and practitioner, that it was impossible to magnetize a subject during an electrical storm. No one throughout the world was able to do it. During the period that Quimby experimented with hypnotism with his subject Lucius, despite remarkable exhibitions, Quimby could not place Lucius in a mesmeric trance in an electrical storm.
One day, during an exhibition in a crowded and well sound-proofed room, Quimby and Lucius put on their usual exhibition of what was possible under hypnosis. Upon finishing the exhibition, when the doors were opened, Quimby realized that everything had worked perfectly despite an ongoing electrical storm. It was due to this experience that Quimby reasoned that he had fallen for someone else’s belief. He vowed that he would only accept those facts that he could determine for himself.
In the opening paragraph of the Smithsonian Article in the February, 1944 edition, “The New Microscopes,” written by Dr. Seidel and Dr. Winter, regarding Royal R. Rife, “It is not only a reasonable supposition, but already, in one instance, a very successful and highly commendably achievement on the part of Dr. Royal Raymond Rife of San Diego, California, who, for many year, has built and worked with light microscopes which far surpass the theoretical limitations of the ordinary variety of instruments…” How do you surpass a limitation? Obviously it is not a limitation. Precedent is not Principle.
I also read how some people believe that things are not as easy as we are making it, and it takes diligent work and time to reach particular states of awareness, and as you proceed in uplifting your awareness there are also less then positive influences that enter into your sphere of awareness. My response is since that is your belief, and that is your experience, so it is for you. It does not mean it is that way for everyone else. So, one’s opinion is just that, their opinion.
I am sharing this because I want you to realize all things are possible and to not get locked into the belief systems of medical specialists or even belief systems of some individuals within the metaphysical and spiritual communities.
Anything and everything works in healing. If the healer has the intent, desire and will, and the patient has the willingness to accept, then anything can be used for healing. Someone might be the greatest healer in the world; ‘but because of their unbelief, no mighty miracles occurred.’ J.R. Newton explaining his failures stated, ‘if they didn’t accept the love that I was sharing, than the disease or their ills remained.’ Things can happen instantaneously or ‘not be as easy as people think.’ It’s all a matter of belief. No outside force makes things happen, we are that which we seek.
YOU have all the capabilities within you. JUST REALIZE YOU CAN DO IT AND IT WILL BE DONE TO THE EXTENT OF YOUR WISDOM. I am not speaking of the need to be or become more religious. No long courses on learning how to heal and no magic gyrations, words or sounds are needed. It is time for you to go direct to the creativeness or I AM within you and realize that through your Imagination all things are then possible.
Precedent is not Principle. “The only reason you and I are functioning as we are today and are not aware of the greater outlook is simply because we are creatures of habit, and habit renders us totally blind to what otherwise we should see, but habit is NOT LAW. It acts as though it were the most compelling force in the world, yet it is NOT LAW.”
It was Paracelsus stated in the 1500s, the keys to all manifestations and seeming miracles are…Imagination – Faith – Will.
With love, in love and through love.