Mental Chemistry

Adaptability is key. – Marc Andreessen

Early 20th century experiments with parasites on plants found that when infested rose bushes were brought into a room and placed in front of a closed window and allowed to dry out, the parasites, previously wingless, changed to winged insects. After the metamorphosis, the insects left the plants, flew to the window, and then crept upwards on the glass towards slight cracks in the window frame.

Unable to secure nothing more to eat or drink from this now dead source, the tiny insects found that the only method by which they could save themselves from starvation was to grow temporary wings and fly.

The parasites desire changed their molecular structure through mental chemistry.

Mental chemistry was a term popularized by spiritual author Charles Haanel and was defined by him as the science of undergoing the changing of conditions through the operation of the mind.

Haanel indicated that even the lowest order of life makes use of mental chemistry.

As sentient beings, we are certainly far from the lowest order of life and yet our ability to use this activity of mind to resist and disavow the ability to undergo metamorphosis is self-contradictory.

Right use of mental chemistry keeps us aligned with the Infinite. It is the portal we pass through to an option or a possibility that previously seemed non-existent. As mental scientist, the world becomes our laboratory and we meet the apparent absence of a desired source with alchemical thinking. Thus, through right use of mind, we reveal solutions that await recognition.

The paradox is that this innate ability goes unused by many. Without a willingness to change the chemistry of one’s mental habits, we metaphorically cling to dead things, bemoaning the fact that we are starving.

Changing our thinking allows our wings of solution to grow and carry us towards illuminated living.