Week 13 – the Strangest Secret…

I trust everyone had a great Christmas and wishing everyone a prosperous New Year!!

As we continue on with previous week(s) theme of the power of thought and the mind, this week’s assignment of listening and reading Earl Nightengales “Strangest secret in the World.”

I have attached the link below and I encourage everyone to listen to this recording.

http://www.18mind.com/mind/the_strangest_secret

Words cannot express how powerful this recording is, it’s simply amazing how in sync it is with the Master Keys and the new habits we are building toward our dharma/bliss,  the following quotes from the recording really hit home for me.

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” (Definite Major Purpose)

A success is anyone who is pursuing deliberately a predetermined goal, because that’s what he or she decided to do … deliberately.  (Burning Desire)

The following passage sums it up perfect, why people are not successful and how values are misguided;

“The problem is that our mind comes as standard equipment at birth. It’s free.
And things that are given to us for nothing, we place little value on but the things that we pay money for, we value.

The paradox is that exactly the reverse is true. Everything that’s really worthwhile in life came to us free: our minds, our souls, our bodies, our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions, our intelligence, our love of family and children and friends and country.

All these priceless possessions are free.

But the things that cost us money are actually very cheap and can be replaced at any time… Even if our home burns down, we can rebuild it. But the things we got for nothing, we can never replace. The human mind is not used because we take it for granted.

 “Familiarity breeds contempt”.

The mind was given to us for free and its the gateway to help achieve your definite purpose in life, so lets use it to manifest your dharma (lets nurture the world within, so that it can manifest in the world without). Nightengale also talks about his 30 day plan of staying positive for 30 straight days (Mental Diet, Positive Mental Attitude), and outlines the plan as follows;

One: Think – You will become what you think about.
Two: Imagine – Remember the word imagination and let your mind begin to soar.
Three: Courage – Concentrate on your goal every day.
Four: Save – ten percent of what you earn.
Five: Action – Ideas are worthless unless we act on them.

As 2014, is almost upon us, a positive mental attitude (PMA) and step 5 are the key to help all of us manifest your Dharma, so let’s make are actions count and stay positive!

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Week 12 – Keep Going Forward…

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Continuing with the theme from last week the “Power of Thought”, we continue into Week 12 with more focus and clarity around our thoughts. Applying the knowledge with the law of attraction to allow the “forces” to manifest our dharma.

In chapter 12, Hanaal writes;

“Knowledge does not apply itself; we as individuals must make the application, and the application consists in fertilizing the thought with a living purpose.

The time and thought which most persons waste in aimless effort would accomplish wonders if properly directed with some special object in view. In order to do this, it is necessary to center your mental force upon a specific thought and hold it there, to the exclusion of all other thoughts. If you have ever looked through the viewfinder of a camera, you found that when the object was not in focus, the impression was indistinct and possibly blurred, but when the proper focus was obtained the picture was clear and distinct. This illustrates the power of concentration. Unless you can concentrate upon the object which you have in view, you will have but a hazy, indifferent, vague, indistinct and blurred outline of your ideal and the results will be in accordance with your mental picture.”

As I proceed through this course, I’ve lost count on how many times I had that “ah ha” moments and this describes my previous blue print jumping from idea to idea and not having the conviction or passion to follow through with the idea to the end. That’s changed now, I am laser focused on the dharma, backed by a burning desire and passion for it to come to fruition (i.e. magnifying glass).

The following passages put this MKMMA journey to perspective and focus as I continue toward my dharma,

12 – 4: The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. Eternal vigilance is the price of success. There are three steps, and each one is absolutely essential. You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.

12 – 8: But your ideal must be sharp, clear-cut, definite; to have one ideal today, another tomorrow, and a third next week, means to scatter your forces and accomplish nothing; your result will be a meaningless and chaotic combination of wasted material.

12 – 27: He who desires wisdom, power, or permanent success of any kind will find it only within; it is an unfoldment. The unthinking may conclude that the silence is very simple and easily attained, but it should be remembered that only in absolute silence may one come into contact with Divinity itself; may learn of the unchangeable law and open for himself the channels by which persistent practice and concentration lead to perfection.

I have been searching for answers in all the wrong places (world outside,) when the true answers have been within me all along, I just didn’t know how to harness it but I do know now; simple powerful, wow another “ah ha” moment.

A recap of an amazing week in MKMMA:

– The 50 minute of repeating one sentence DMP (words simply can’t describe how powerful this exercise was, talk about laser focus.)

– Flash cards of accomplishments, so simple yet incredible powerful (eye opener did realize how much I have accomplished so far)

I also found 2 more affirmation to add to my card;

“The knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.”

“The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. Eternal vigilance is the price of success.”

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Week 11 – Power of Thought!

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As we continue on our Master Keys journey, this week we dig deeper into the mind, the power of thought, cause and effect.

Hanaal writes;

“It is well, however, to remember that while every effect is the result of a cause, 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.”

Basically what we think about grows and those thoughts attract forces to us to manifest those thoughts. The “mysterious source” that Hanaal mentions earlier in the master keys readings.

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The mind is like a magnet attracting to those conditions we think about, for instance if we think positive thoughts, positive things will happen to you or vice versa if we think negative thoughts, then negative things will happen to you.

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I have always believed this but this interruption by Hanaal takes to a whole new level!! It boggles the mind to think this book was written in the early 1900’s, the depth of jis insight about the mind is truly unbelievable and remarkable.

Hanaal goes on to say;

11 – 20 “… Inductive reasoning is the process of the objective mind, by which we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all. We see people in every civilized country on the globe, securing results by some process which they do not seem to understand themselves, and to which they usually attach more or less mystery. Our reason is given to us for the purpose of ascertaining the law by which these results are accomplished.”

11 – 21 “The operation of this thought process is seen in those fortunate natures that possess everything that others must acquire by toil, who never have a struggle with conscience because they always act correctly, and can never conduct themselves otherwise than with tact, learn everything easily, complete everything they begin with a happy knack, live in eternal harmony with themselves, without ever reflecting much what they do, or ever experiencing difficulty or toil.”

These two passages really resonated with me on my current journey through the master keys. The “common factor that gives to them all” is our Definite Major Purpose (DMP) and the exercises that we have been doing the last 11 weeks has prepared and nurtured our mind so that we can “plant the seed”. The conditions are right for the seed (DMP) to grow and become reality and attract those forces that will manifest it.

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As my follow MKMMA can attest the past few weeks have been tough, from the mental diet, no opinions, to letting all negative energies leave our mind and body and embracing “love” for everyone and everything. I am amazed at the changes I’m seeing in myself but I’m more ecstatic that as a group that we are on the crevasse of greatness and we can change the world!!

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“I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.”

Week 10 – “I persist until I succeed”

** Gratitude to everyone for your comments for my previous week(s) blog post(s).**

I have mentioned in the past how amazing this course has been and how it just continues to impress week after week!

This week, we changed to reading scroll 3 of the “Greatest Salesman” which we read each scroll for one month. Each one of Og Mandino’s scrolls which I have read 3 of the 10 so far has been more powerful and meaningful than the previous one.

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Upon reading this scroll 3 times daily, in addition to Hanaal’s readings, has made reflect back in my previous experiences of stopping short and not persisting through and blaming others yet not realizing the “true” cause, as Hannal writes in the intro to this weeks readings;

“The ordinary man, who has no definite knowledge of cause and effect, is governed by his feelings or emotions…He never thinks his problem through to the end. In short, he does not know that every effect is the result of a certain definite cause, but he seeks to console himself with explanations and excuses. He thinks only in self-defence.

 On the contrary, the man who understands that there is no effect without an adequate cause thinks impersonally. He gets down to bedrock facts regardless of consequences. He is free to follow the trail of truth wherever it may lead. He sees the issue clear to the end, and he meets the requirements fully and fairly, and the result is that the world gives him all that it has to give, in friendship, honor, love and approval.”

Bam, what a revelation!! Mandino states further;

 “I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.

 I will persist until I succeed.

 The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure

I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner. 

Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.

 I will persist until I succeed.”

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Double BAM!! I wish I had known this previously, it would have saved a lot heartache but that being said I realize that I can’t change the past but I know that control my destiny here and now and going forward “I persist until I succeed.”

“I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep.”

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“I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.”

I always keep my promises!