When the mind is ready to receive and understand a concept it is presented. That’s what happened this week when I began to delve into Chapter nine of The Master Key System.
Every parent loves their child. It’s only natural. They love them more when they are sick or injured. It’s only natural. I read this week’s assignment in the Master Key System, and was reminded of an event in my family’s life 30+ years ago and was inspired to share. Emotion took over when I finally understood the power of desire and thoughts that produce action to a specific desired result. My understanding was manifested as a result of an event that occurred over 30 years ago.
David was born with a severe concave chest. At age 2 he had surgery to repair the defect. The surgery was unsuccessful. Several years later the sternum began to sink again. This time the deformity was of greater severity. The sternum was so inverted that it pressed down on the lungs and restricting air flow. Surgery would again be necessary.
Prior to the second surgery David contracted pneumonia. The pneumonia was misdiagnosed for a period of 6 weeks. The result of the misdiagnosis was a collapsed lung. “There is no chance of repair” the Dr said. At age 6 David would undergo a 3rd surgery to remove the bottom lobe of his left lung. I could feel the air being squeezed from me as I understood the gravity of the Dr.s’ statement. After several consultations we decided to wait 30 days. The Dr was not in favor of this decision. He was emphatic that there was no chance of repair and we should expect that we would schedule the surgery after 30 days.
His mother and I were determined. We would not accept the fact that David would lose the greater portion of that lung.
David’s physical therapy required that his mother pound on his back each night over the lung to dislodge fluid that would build up as result of the restricted air flow. Each night for 30 days and additional times as necessary the therapy continued in order to clear out the lung.
For my part David and I ran as far as he physically could stand every day before school. Some days he was gasping for air but I pushed and pushed until we arrived back at the house. I treated the lung as if it were a muscle. Use it or lose it. I was determined that David would not lose the ability to use that lung. It would be fully functional again. Daily affirmations of David’s lung is healed, David’ lung is healthy, David’s body is whole were part of a routine….morning and night.
“Hold in mind the condition desired; affirm it as an already existing fact.” Haanel says
Burning desire does not begin to describe our level of determination. Obsession is a better description and our faith was absolutely unshakable. We wanted the health of our son to be restored fully. That was the goal. We would not be deterred.
Thirty plus days later we returned to the Dr. to get the verdict. I will never forget the look of dismay that appeared on the Dr’s face as he examined our son. The first words out of his mouth were “It’s a miracle. It’s nothing short of a miracle” The therapy, running and determination of making our son whole again were the catalyst to the wellness that he enjoys today.“Hold in mind the condition desired; affirm it as an already existing fact.” Today David is whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy”
Recalling this single event in my life has firmly cemented in my mind the concepts about which Haanel speaks. I suspect that if given the chance there are events that we all can recall that will give rise to the same feelings as I had when I read this chapter. They may or may not be as dramatic as a severe health issue, but they will reinforce what we are learning. Catalog the events in your life and share your thoughts in your next blog. Recalling the events and then sharing the details raised the belief level in higher for me.
This is Thanksgiving Day. I have much to be thankful for. My son’s health is one. Recalling the events that contributed to his health is another. This might be late but it doesn’t make me any less thankful. I hope all in MKMMA are as thankful as am I. Happy Thanksgiving to the MKMMA group