Week 12 Three Essential Steps To Knowledge

“Knowledge does not apply itself, we as individuals must make the application and the application consists in fertilizing the thought with a living purpose.”  Haanel writes the way to move forward in our lives of purpose is first, have the knowledge of our power, then the courage to dare and finally, the faith to do it.  Our purpose must be very clear, sharp and definite.  No wavering of ideas or chaotic combinations.  Our creative power is infinite and unlimited.  Our only independence is found to be, a practical working knowledge of the creative power of thought.

The one exercise that I find to be the most effective and perhaps at the same time the most difficult is the time we sit for 30 min.  At first it seemed easy to sit quietly and just listen.  Now I find that distracting thoughts try to carry me away to “critical land”.  When these thoughts come into my mind I now realize I must stop the progression of them.  The only way I have found is to overlay the critical thoughts with good thoughts filled with love.  There is no getting away from the law of love.  It is the feeling of love that imparts vitality to thought.  Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.

This is one of the Seven laws of the Mind.  The law of relaxation.  This law states mental effort defeats itself exactly the opposite of physical effort.  A relaxed, calm state of mind, is the doorway to progress mentally.  Relaxation of thought is the only access to Infinite Intelligence. It is in the silence that we get into touch with the Omnipotent power of the subconscious mind from which all power is evolved.  Once again it is our ability to think, to know our power then the faith to move forward.

I can be what I will to be.

Week 11 Life Is a Journey

As we journey thru life together there are many twists and turns.  We never know how close success lies unless we turn the corner.  I do not know what it is that causes you to feel success, but for me it is working thru the times that I have failed completely.  Picking myself up again and again.  It is thru the failure that success comes for me.

This is the reason to keep working toward a life purpose.  Success is in the doing, the growing into that person we are intended to be by our creator.  Being the positive person I was intended to be shows others they can do it too.  My old blueprint was very negative and thanks to a wonderful couple, I am creating a new blueprint for my life.  This has been one of those twists for me and I am so thankful.

I am currently reading a book by Mark Batterson titled Draw the Circle.  In this chapter today he talks about how thru our words we have the power, to cultivate potential in others. To celebrate what we want to see more of in that other person.  Our words have the potential to change lives by helping others discover their identity.  This small book about the 40 Day Prayer Challenge fits completely with what we are learning in the Master Key.  Our thoughts, our words, our actions bring us thru as we remain steady and persistent for the good.

The person I intend to be:       There is a thought process by which one never has to struggle with conscience because they always act correctly, and  never conduct themselves otherwise than with tact, learn everything easily, complete everything they begin with a happy knack, live in eternal harmony with themselves, and without ever reflecting much on what they do, or ever experiencing difficulty or toil.

I can be what I will to be.

Week 10 Harmonious Conditions

Reading in #Hannel this week we are reminded of how we must exercise to develop power. Power is built with constructive thought.  Creative thought must be harmonious and this eliminates all destructive thought.

We must control our thoughts to bring them into harmony with our natural laws.  Thought will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation, because thought is a product of the spiritual man, and spirit is the creative Principle of the Universe.

On a day to day level, this takes practice….where can I become a better thinker to create the harmony in my life I so desire?  Since I create my conditions I have control over how this develops.

With continuous practice I am able to create and manifest the power of cause and effect.  Thru my affirmations and the practice of becoming non-judgemental I see some progress.  Working on being a good observer and listener to what is around me and in my thoughts.

Continuing with the 7 day mental diet brings greater awareness and good progress.  When I console myself with explanations and excuses, I realize I am only in self-defence mode.

It is becoming clearer each day as to the necessary changes I am making to become harmonious.

I can be what I will to be.  Whole, perfect, strong, #powerful, loving, #harmonious, and happy.

Week 9 Pumpkin Pie

Between the Pumpkin Pie and Turkey lies the #MKMMA experience.  I am most Thankful this wonderful adventure is in my life as I have been experiencing many family issues for the past year now.  Starting with the law of Substitution….showing me the thoughts of fear, lack and limitation can be replaced with thoughts of courage, power, self-reliance and confidence. Aided by the Law of Relaxation and Law of Practice as powerful tools to grow.

A new affirmation this week for me is “I am, whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.  Using the law of substitution (replacing negative thought) is very powerful, a restorer of balance for me.  A little upset, worried, confused, don’t know where to go for good information?  This affirmation will be like a healing suave to spread new feelings of power and love.  These words have helped already and continue healing from within.

Living by the compass means to me, enjoying each experience, celebrating the moments of life. My Grandkids are here from far away and yesterday we started a new game. “Cashflow” which is a board game about investing and how to handle money.  My Granddaughter is 15 yrs and Grandson 13 yrs.  We spent a fun time with the game so much so that we lost all track of time and today we are set up to continue where we left off.  Grandma’s brain shut down last night or we would still be playing this morning, so we had to postpone further investing until today.

A new experience for me, to live by the compass, my whole 37 years at a career I loved, was time critical.  Living by the compass is a big shift for me to accomplish and I am thankful for the challenge.

 

Week 8 With Love

How many times have we finished a letter to someone and our salutation is “Love” or “With Love” or even “All My Love”?  The one I use often is “Love You Bunches”.  Since we have been in Mandino scroll II for the last 3 weeks,  love has taken on a whole new meaning for me.  “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.”

Having been a parent for many years we knew to always love the child and correct the bad behavior.  Just because someone misbehaves does not mean that we are to hate them.  I have had that very challenge, this week.  I must admit, as an adult, it can still be challenging to have much hate and uncompromising demands being hurled at me and not respond in like kind. Thanks to MKMMA, for changing my life and showing me new ways, for the purpose of life is growth.  And I am thankful for this challenge, as it is helping me along the path to a new habits.

As I mold my mind, plying my compass, and using love as my shield,  my thoughts are becoming constructive and harmonious, the result will be good; but on the other hand if my thought is destructive or inharmonious, the result will be evil.  It is evident that I am to hate nothing, not even the “bad,” because hatred is destructive, and I shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thought I am sowing the “wind” and in turn shall reap the “whirlwind.”

Currently I am on the “7 Day Mental Diet”, and I find that mental thoughts are difficult to control but it can be done.  The way to do it is to begin at once, at the onset of thought, to substitute constructive thought for that destructive thought.  In my mind I must learn to keep the door shut, keep out of my mind, out of my office, and out of my world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.  My predominant mental attitude is what counts.  I choose to give love and consciously come into harmony with my power of thought.

I can be what I will to be.