Japanese Proverb “Money Grows on the Tree of Persistence” With my MK course, the first two weeks of December we have been reading Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World. We are currently on Chapter 10, the scroll Marked III. “I will persist until I succeed.” I recognize that I am tested by life each day.
These first 2 weeks I have been tested just like the young bull in the fight arena. We have been in the process of selling the house that we had remodeled. Built in 1936, it needed much repair and remodeling. We started with a 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath house. We finished with a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with a small garage apartment in the rear. Since the garage was built originally on the lot line with a dirt floor, it could not be torn down and rebuilt on the same spot. We lifted the good parts,(roof and much of the siding) poured a foundation, put in a bathroom and call it a “Casita”.
My test came when we had a buyer that works for the Railroad. We build to city code and remodel to the same standard. Little did I know, until last week, that the Railroad has a different set of codes that they require. There were 12 items to be corrected and we went about making the adjustments. There were 2 items on the list that had us tearing up the house we so nicely remodeled. Since these two items were to city code, we simply documented the information and passed that information to the buyers.
This was the test. Those two items would blow the entire contract with our buyers. The Railroad requires certain repairs that exceed city code, that we were not aware of at the time. Here we are on closing day, Friday, scrambling to satisfy the Railroad. We finally understood the the Railroad guarantees their employees that the house can be resold in five years when they are transferred again to another assignment. We did close Friday and the two repairs will be done to Railroad standards.
Thru this process I was thankful to be reading my Og. Knowing that as I persist, success does come, we are tested each day like the young bull.
Love, Harmony, and Persistence
This week Haanel asks us to complete this exercise. Concentrate on the quotation taken from the Bible, “Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them and you shall have them”; notice that there is no limitation, “Whatsoever things” is very definite and implies that the only limitation which is placed upon us is in our ability to think, to be equal to the occasion, to rise to the emergency, to remember that Faith is not a shadow, but a substance, “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
As I have concentrated on this quote this week, I have come to realize that “whatsoever things I desire” (my vision board) and the Law of Growth are tied together to produce the things not seen. Whatever I think about grows. On my vision board are the things (substance of things hoped for) and will come to pass in the proper time. As my subconscious accepts the idea it becomes a demand and it works constantly 24-7 to manifest demand; accessing a reservoir of infinite resources.
The one thing that I add to this exercise is the Law of Dual Thought. Thought is a combination of ideas and feelings. I can attach any feeling to a thought I want. With both the vision board and the feelings attached to it, I create an unstoppable process of manifesting what i want.
Remember the feeling of first love?
Remember when you witness birth for the first time?
Remember when your child comes running to you with open arms, with love written all over her face?
I have used these natural feelings to emotionalize my vision and the whole process becomes electric for me.
Love Peace & Joy
“Master Key by which you are admitted into the Secret Place of the Most High and are “given dominion over all things.” With an understanding of this law you may “decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee.”
This week has been exciting for me. We found each other, the perfect match for the Mastermind, and it just happened. We could not have filled out applications to match us to this perfection. We both felt it the first call. We are keeping each other accountable each day since the first conversation. Our common goals are all about the Master Key and our individual callings. We support each other and encourage growth. Loving the process.
“Constructive thought must necessarily be creative, but creative thought must be harmonious, and this eliminates all destructive or competitive thought.”
Og Mandino gives us a new reading this month of December. The Third of the Wisdom of the Ancient Scrolls. “I will persist until I succeed.” “I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as QUIT, CANNOT, UNABLE, IMPOSSIBLE, OUT OF THE QUESTION, IMPROBABLE, FAILURE, UNWORKABLE, HOPELESS AND RETREAT; for they are words of fools.” Words are so powerful and I am watching carefully what words I use daily.
I am using the law of Substitution when I replace those negative words for these positive words, I am WHOLE, PERFECT, STRONG, POWERFUL, LOVING, HARMONIOUS, AND HAPPY.
Love and Peace,
Our readings this week have been encouraging and up lifting, fitting of Thanksgiving.
Hannel states “Man is the sum total of his own thoughts; so the question is, how are we going to entertain only the good thoughts and reject the evil ones? At first we can’t keep the evil thoughts from coming, but we can keep from entertaining them. This is where a ready-made affirmation comes into play. When a thought of anger, jealousy, fear or worry creeps in, just start your affirmation.” Frederick Andrews comments “For myself, I never could find any help in denials, Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish.”
This affirmation has been very helpful for me “I AM WHOLE, PERFECT, STRONG, POWERFUL, LOVING, HARMONIOUS, AND HAPPY”. I have used it often at night when the worry “bug” strikes. With practice and determination, that “bug” goes away from me. As I practice this when anger creeps in, or fear tries to steal from me, or jealousy disrupts my flow of good, great relief follows and I become stronger. To know the truth is to connect myself with a power which is irresistible and will sweep away every kind of discord, inharmony, doubt or error of any kind, because the Truth is mighty and will prevail. This is my desire for you, that as I affirm this for myself, I am also affirming it for you.
I am, Thankful for each one of you.
My thoughts for week eight.
I see some good changes…the “Do it now” keeps me on task.
The one thing that jumped out at me this week has been the reading in Haanel. We are working on the Mental Diet and I had been hating the “bad”. You know the TV shows about murder etc, etc. When this came to my attention the TV went into silent mode. Turning off the TV has been my best gift to myself.
Back to Haanel…”We are to hate NOTHING, not even the “bad” because hatred is destructive and we shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thought we are sowing the “wind” and in turn shall reap the “whirlwind”.
Og says the same thing (I did not see it until week 8) “I never allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I uplift it with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Henceforth I love all mankind. From this moment all hate is let from my veins for I have not time to hate, only time to love.
And one more time in our BPB writing…”I eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success.
My Mental Diet has taken a turn for the better this week. I greet this day with love in my heart and I succeed.
Peace Love and Harmony