This week in the Master keys Haanel speaks again about thoughts. He says,”Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore endowed with creative power. This does not mean that some thought is creative, but that all thought is creative. This same principle can be brought into operation in a negative way, through the process of denial. Haanel says,” The conscious and subconscious mind are but two phrases of action in connection with one mind.” He states, “The relationship of the subconscious to the conscious is quite analogous to that existing between a weather vane and the atmosphere.” And,”Just as the least pressure of the atmosphere causes an action on the part of the weather vane, so does the least thought entertained by the conscious mind produce in your subconscious mind action in exact proportion to the depth of feeling characterizing the thought and intensity with which the thought is indulged.” For my Movie assignment I chose to watch “Cool Runnings” as my movie of choice from the list provided. One good example of what Haanel is refering to is witnessed in the character “Junior Bevan”. He seems to be a timid character but with a great passion, like the other sprinters, to represent his nation at the olympics. He manages to help the team get to the Olympics by selling his car but he doesn’t tell his father what he has done or where he is going. His father thinks he has gone away to start work for “Webster,Webster & Cohen.” But Junior’s father is alerted to the fact that he is at the Olympics and arrives to take him home to Jamaica. Junior Bevan seems to have had a fear of his father in the past and he thought he had to do what his father wanted like “a scared little boy” but on this occasion when he is confronted by his father he stands up and says,“I am a MAN father and I am an Olympian.” Junior Bevan produced at the right moment “the action in exact proportion to the depth of feeling characterizing the thought and the intensity with which the thought is indulged.” With some help from Yul Brynner, Junior Bevan changed his thoughts about himself and replaced them with the thoughts and conditions he wanted. We can do the same; It just takes courage and persistence!
Haanel: “It follow that if you deny unsatisfactory conditions, you are withdrawing the creative power of thought from these conditions. You are cutting them away at the root. You are sapping their vitality.”
This weeks Webinar starts with a short passage from “Alice in Wonderland where she is asked, “Who are you?” Alice is at a crossroad and asks the Cheshire Cat, “Which road should I take?” The Cheshire Cat asks, “Where do you want to go?” and Alice replies, “I don’t know!” The Cheshire Cat then replies, “Well then it doesn’t matter does it! I thought what a great analogy with life. We spend a lot of time procrastinating and indecisive about what we want to do with our lives so when we get to a crossroad we don’t know which road to take because we haven’t decided who we are and what we want to be. We take the first turn that comes along or we can’t decide which road to take and wonder why quite often we find ourselves going around in circles. Solution: The Habituator ; “His Persistent Pursuit of his Passion and Purpose Perpetuates Perfection….The Habituator presses forward, honing the tools of self-discovery; mastery; enthusiastically moving towards his magnificence. As we press forward in Fidelity with the sits, cards, DMP, The 7 Day Mental Diet, Masterminding, The Blueprint Builder and related exercises we are becoming The Hero of our own Journey; Changing the world within. We are reminded this week that we are half way on our MKMMA Journey: at the point of no return! I have had conflicting thoughts about what I should be doing with my life but I am feeling confident. I am half way up this mountain and the prize is at the top; ” The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning.” “I am nature’s greatest miracle. I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.” It is time for action; “The bridge to manifestation is Action.”
The vehicle to help me take the necessary action has presented itself this week. I am challenged this week to put NARC into action Using the Law of Dual Thought. I realized as soon as I heard this that I was procrastinating. I am putting in place the law of practice. I am going to enjoy myself. I am feeling grateful and adding to my cards regularly. I am grateful for NARC! I am grateful for MKMMA. I am grateful for the MKMMA Guides and members. I am grateful for the man in the mirror. “for I am unique.” “Who are you?” “I am nature’s greatest miracle.”
This week the same struggles have been evident that were resident at the commencement of the MKMMA; struggles around time and also attitude. It is such a busy time of the year but life is always busy; always problems and challenges. Norman Vincent Peale once said,”Problems are a sign of life; the more problems you’ve got, the more life you’ve got.” It is easy to get distracted when challenges come your way and fall back into old habits feeling sorry for yourself but I have come to the realisation that I have to fight on for success; do the work, no one else can do it for me. The MKMMA is helping us to train our brain to think differently, to be the ‘Watchman at the gate’ of the ‘subby’. We have been doing some revision this week and focusing on the 7 Laws of the Mind, putting yourself in the dream; using all that we’ve learnt, leveraging the 5 senses & the Mental Diet to keep our focus forward & not allowing ourselves to be dragged back by the old blueprint. The failures of the past, or negative thoughts from others are being substituted with good thoughts, loving thoughts in our minds. We have the right information; the ability to change the thought or substitute it with something else; “The Law of Substitution.” One great idea for dealing with these intruders was given in the webinar this week; “Bear hugs kettle,” by writing this on a card and reading it when negative thoughts present themselves. This week I also found inspiration from the blogs of other MKMMA members: Virginia Perl
At this point in the MKMMA we are challenged to Take Possession of our dreams, to continue to let go of the past; let the old blueprint die and embrace our DMP; our Dharma. By continuing in the exercises and affirmations we are starting to see results and creating a new reality. This is the result of continually building our new blueprint & natural law does the rest; Hannell says,” your life is governed by law – by actual, immutable principals that never vary. Law is in operation at all times; in all places. Fixed laws underlie all human actions.” As we are rebuilding the subconscious mind by systematically, steadily, creating new brain cells we are revealing to self, the true self. Thought once again plays an important part in our transformation. By doing the mental exercises day by day, committing to the hard yards; like D.J.Gregory with a Definite Major Purpose, a Positive Mental Attitude, a Plan Of Action and a Master Mind Alliance we are drawing out and revealing the beauty and strength within like the transformation of the butterfly. As we are faithful with the little things we do, the universe (God) rewards us. Hannel in 11:31 comments,” Thought reaches its loftiest activity when plunged into its own mysterious depth; when it breaks through the narrow compass of self and passes from truth to truth to the region of eternal light, where all which is, was or will be, melt into one grand harmony.”
“remember that while every effect is the result of a cause” – Thought – “the effect in turn becomes a cause, which creates other effects, which in turn create still other causes; so that when you put the law of attraction into operation you must remember that you are starting a train of causation for good or otherwise which may have endless possibilities.” Hannel
Is the butterfly one of God’s thoughts?
“Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.
Week 10 in the Master Keys Hannel commences with “Abundance.” He says,”Everywhere nature is lavish, wasteful, extravagant. Nowhere is economy observed in any created thing. Profusion is manafested in everything……… all indicates the lavishness with which nature has made provision for man.” What a great example for us; Nature itself does not lack anything but is a shining example of abundance. As we commence a new scroll, I reflect on the scroll Marked II and I think what a blessing this scroll has been to move me into an attitude of love & acceptance towards my brothers & sisters, and although I read it for the last time, it is still in my subconscious; “I greet this day with love in my heart,” waiting to be recalled to deflect a negative greeting or remark. This scroll and all the other combinations of exercises is setting us up through reprogramming the subconscious mind to receive the Abundance that is already here, waiting for us to name it and claim it! I recently received subcontract work from another local business, I mentioned in an email that we were open for business & offered our services. We are now receiving regular work from them. We need to be Proactive and put it out there. Do the work, make the calls and the universe will respond. Believe!
Although I still have some work to catch up on, I am optimistic about the future and I recommit to the challenge; this passage from the bible fits:”Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet, but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 3:13 & 14
As I think back over the last 9 weeks & reflect on my progress to date I have become aware that I am not the same person that started the MKMMA. Slowly I am rebuilding. Hannel says,” some scientists now declare that we build ourselves over entirely every eleven months.” It is great to read of the progress others are seeing as they do the work and apply the principles from the MKMMA and build character. Hannel says,”Character is not a thing of chance, but is the result of continued effort.” Innitially the labour put in seemed monotonous and we may question, ” Is this going to have any effect?”However the results are beginning to show in many areas of changes being made, interesting chance meetings and opportunities opening up. What seem like insignificant routine exercises are changing the world within which in turn is having a positive effect on the world without. This is happening because we are slowly reconditioning the subconscious mind. Hannel says,”two things cannot exist in the same place at the same time.” He says,”If you are timid, vacillating, self-conscious, or if you are over-anxious or haressed by thoughts of fear or impending danger?” The “remedy is plainly to substitute thoughts of courage, power, self-reliance and confidence. We are slowly weeding out the thoughts of lack and limitation & replacing them with truth. I have recorded Frederic Andrews quote: “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.” this quote and others similar are the mental food we need to feed the subconscious mind. By routinely, persistently feeding the subconscious the right information we will win! I will persist. I will win.
“Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish.” Frederic Elias Andrews
I have been under the opinion for many years that thought is just something that happens and we haven’t got much control over it. In this chapter it has been brought to our attention the vital role that our thoughts play in helping us to have some chance of success in life! Hannel says in 8:3 Any line of thought persisted in cannot fail to produce its result on the character, health and circumstances of the individual. I have in the last couple of weeks realised that I have a tendency to allow outward circumstances to dictate the quality of my thoughts and when things are not going so well I can respond in negative ways to a given stimulus. But thanks to the MKMMA I am beginning see positive change. I also realise that many of my responses have been very entrenched from a lifetime of conditioning. But little by little I am taking back what “somebody stole”. It’s like, “I have finally found what I’ve been looking for.” Our thoughts over a lifetime have created the “Valley of Fear” and we have been powerless to ascend because we have been trapped by our own thoughts. I know now we have the power available to us through the subconscious mind to achieve our greatest dreams but we need to guard our mind by analysing every thought. Hannel say something interesting in 8:4 ” Learn to keep the door shut, keep out of your mind, out of your office, and out of your world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.” I think he is saying, we don’t need to inhale a lot of the toxic waste that floats about on the wind and in the rivers of opinion. I have just started the Mental Diet and I am rising to the challenge. How are you going with your diet? How’s your Mental Health?
I love what James Allen says about thoughts:
“Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless and impure thoughts, and cultivating towards perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful and pure thoughts. By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.”