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Part 3 of 6
Step 2: I understand that I am working with spiritual law. With calm expectation of a corresponding result, I know that all necessary conditions to fulfill my desire are present and revealing themselves in proper order.
A familiar scriptural parallel to this step is found in the Gospel of Mark.
“A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come” (Mark 4:26-29).
Troward is describing an attitude of expectation based on the understanding that the overall vision we hold in mind will, in time, be clothed with the material equivalent. With the same calm expectation, we assume when we plant a seed, we hold our vision for a desired development knowing that as we sleep and rise, our vision sprouts and grows, we know not how.
We do not consider the miracle of a growing seed as magic, supernatural or as anything other than natural law unfolding as it has for millions of years. Likewise, the dominating vision we hold influences our choices, our actions and our interactions with others, establishing the overall tone our life takes on. This is a very natural process. When we choose a desired goal, everything in our life works to support bringing it forth. We refrain from forcing it or getting discouraged because it does not appear as quickly as we would like. We simply hold fast to our vision as we would a planted seed; with calm expectation.