Week 14 Harmonious Mental Attitude

I like the way Haanel keeps the focus on our thoughts.  And how we must discipline our thoughts for our best welfare that brings health and harmonious conditions generally.

This past week for me has been a big challenge and thru these times I am reminded of the importance of my mental attitude.  I wish I could say that all the conflict this week has been from my world without, but I fully see that it is the world within creating this conflict.

But in recognizing this very fact, I now have the control to change my mental attitude to create a new reality.  I can relate to this quote by George Adams, “Learn to keep the door shut, keep out of my mind and out of my world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.”

Our scroll four will establish our uniqueness in this world.  I am nature’s greatest miracle.  I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise.

Wishing each one of you, my readers, a very prosperous new year.


Week 13 Am I Doing My Best

On Christmas Day, we decided to hang out and watch movies.  The movie Rudy is based on a true story, a blue collar kid whose Father worships Notre Dame football but would never dare to dream any of his sons would be a part of the team. This is a film that looks back on life, and says the battle was its own reward, not the glory.  Rudy overcomes incredible obstacles to become a football player and succeed in life.

What impressed me was Rudy’s clear goals.  He pictured it, he lived it in his mind for years before it became a reality for him.  He demonstrated his willingness to charge forward in spite of all the set backs and people around him telling him to quit.

On the practice field he would get up each time one of the huge players would knock him down. (he was 5′ nothing in height)  He was beat up and worn out but still got up.  That’s what I call persistence.  He was so determined to succeed nothing else mattered to him.  Defeat was not in his DNA.  Several times in the movie he would ask, “am I doing my best?”  Each obstacle that he faced, was a mere detour to his goal and challenged him to be better and work harder.

Another impressive part of the movie was the people that were around him that respected what he wanted to accomplish.  He had gained great respect from the other players on the practice field.  He practiced for 2 long years and had not played in one game.  His teammates recognized his determination and rallied around him in his Senior year at Notre Dame.  So how long did Rudy persist?

Persistence is one of the secrets to success.  We can all learn from Rudy about what it takes to persist towards a goal.

As we anticipate the new year ahead, I would challenge each one of us to ask ourselves “am I doing my best?”  Do I encourage others with love in my heart?  Let’s make each day the best day of our lives throughout 2015.  Happy New Year to each of you reading this post.

“I can be what I will to be” and so can you….


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.