Charles Haanel’s classic 1912 work, The Master Key System, is a masterpiece on determining and manifesting your highest purpose. You can freely download The Master Key System at many websites including here. Tapping the Source is a new book that takes the key concepts from The Master Key System and provides an easy to follow, seven-step process for implementing Haanel’s strategies. The framework includes “focus phrases” that you use while in a meditative state. For example, “I am open to receive guidance from my source.”
Tapping the Source also contains a simple technique for quieting the mind: focus on the air entering and leaving your nose while simultaneously focusing on the movement of your of your chest and stomach as you breathe. According to the authors, “You simply can’t stay lost in past and future thoughts while also expanding your awareness to more than two distinct sensations at one time.”
There are many great Haanal quotes that Tapping the Source uses as a basis for it’s instruction, including the following:
The affirmation, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy,” will bring about harmonious conditions.
Realize that things are effects and come as a consequence of correct mental states. So that if we desire material possession of any kind our chief concern should be to acquire the mental attitude which will bring about the result desired. This mental attitude is brought about by a realization of our spiritual nature and our unity with the Universal Mind which is the substance of all things. This realization will bring about everything which is necessary for our complete enjoyment.
It is in the Silence that you get into touch with the Omnipotent power of the subconscious mind from which all power is evolved.
We should, therefore, seek the Silence frequently. Power comes through repose.
The Universal Mind is the live wire. It carries power sufficient to meet every situation which may arise in the life of every individual. When the individual mind touches the Universal Mind it receives all the power it requires.
Inspiration is from within. The Silence is necessary… When you have thus come into possession of a sense of poise and power you will be ready to receive the information or inspiration or wisdom which may be necessary for the development of your purpose.
Spirit is omnipresent, ever ready; all that is required is a proper recognition of its omnipotence and a willingness or desire to become the recipient of its beneficent effects.
A thought’s vitality depends upon the feeling with which the thought is impregnated. If the thought is constructive, it will possess vitality; it will have life, it will grow, develop, expand; it will be creative; it will attract to itself everything necessary for its complete development.
The law of attraction will certainly and unerringly bring to you the conditions, environment, and experiences in life, corresponding with your habitual, characteristic, predominant mental attitude.
We are related to the world within by the subconscious mind. The solar plexus is the organ of this mind.
The solar plexus is the point at which the part meets with the whole, where the finite becomes Infinite, where the Uncreate becomes create, the Universal becomes individualized, the Invisible becomes visible.
and many more…
The last two quotes regarding the solar plexus may surprise some of you. For those unfamilar with the chakra system, the solar plexus or third chakra represents the aspect of consciousness that is thought and mind. According to Haanel, it is through the solar plexus chakra that your receive guidance and wisdom from the Universal Mind as well as send intentions to Universal Mind. Haanel recommends focusing on the solar plexus while meditating to increase both the ability to receive from and transmit to Universal Mind.
I highly recommend Tapping the Source. I’ve read over 20 books pertaining to the law of attraction. For me, this is the best I’ve read because it also guides you on how to determine your highest purpose and receive daily wisdom from the Universal mind. I am buying copies for friends and family. It’s available online and in bookstores.
Note that I could have put a affiliate link here to purchase the book. I did not do so because I did not want you to think that this review is motivated by personal gain. It is not. If used as suggested, Tapping the Source, which you can purchase for around $12, can be a powerful resource for personal fulfillment and happiness.
Note also that there is a companion DVD. While the DVD is quite inspirational, it does not go into the teachings that are covered in the book. Instead, the DVD covers other teachings by Haanal, such as the power of gratitude. I also recommend the DVD. But, if you have to choose one, I recommend that you read the book first.