“What a strange tapestry this imaging is! So many patterns. So many threads. All interconnected in ways that sometimes seem to defy logical interpretation. But I am convinced that the basic premise is true: as Emerson said, ‘The soul contains the event that shall befall it.’
“Which is just another way of saying that if you image something strongly enough, you help to make that something happen. Imaging does affect future events. But the decision to do the imaging is yours.” Positive Imaging, by Norman Vincent Peale
Norman Vincent Peale was a well-recoginized pastor and writer of the last century, and here, in an entire book, is he seconded the power of the law of attraction. He doesn’t go quite as far as Rhonda Byrne in his assertions, but he does believe that imaging “affects” future events. Rhonda thinks that the law of attraction ensures that future events follow visualizations.
Norman may have noticed that good things don’t always come after we visualize, or image. But this is simply that our thoughts and feelings are not always on the beam of the positive. When the negative intervenes, our imaging goes awry. And our minds are very unruly, difficult to keep on the positive always and in every situation.
That is why we do well to appeal to our heart. Feelings are of the heart, and the heart knows better than the mind what we really need. A Course of Love, the continuation of A Course in Miracles, indicates that the mind is meant to be servant of the heart. Yes!
Look to what our heart wants to image. If there is indecision, our heart will know it, and tune us in that what we think we want is not always what we truly want in the center of our being, which is the heart.
Let the heart lead. There is no better way to bring about good things through the law of attraction.