Week 4 – Guard your thoughts, guard your mind.

What a week! It is Sunday I am excited and ready to begin week 4 of MKMMA. I listen to the webinar,  yes I am excited but one thing caught my attention, no lots of things did but the word that I kept hearing was the word quit. I am not sure if that is the week when most quit whether mentally or physically and if that was the reason our coaches/guides brought it to our attention. The word troubled my spirit, why? Did the word bother me because I have quit things and projects before?  Was the intention to see how weak we were or whether or not we were going to stay the course? Was it to let us know this is a lot of work and some of us may let the ball drop for some of the assignments?
Well, this time was different for me the word quit made me dig deeper. I read Blueprint Builder, The Master Key – Part 4, and The Scroll 1 from “The Greatest Salesman in the World” more times each day if that was ever possible. I listened to the webinars at work.  Initially I felt the readings were too many and would not have had the time to get it all in. I recorded the Blueprint builder and The Scroll 1 and listened as I fell off to sleep at nights. Where did I find the time this week or even the strength? Maybe Haanel really spoke to me this week in lines 27 and 28 and I began building the mental strength.

27. From this it is evident that in order to express power, abundance or any other constructive purpose, the emotions must be called upon to give feeling to the thought so that it will take form. How may this purpose be accomplished? This is the vital point; how may we develop the faith, the courage, the feeling, which will result in accomplishment?
28. The reply is, by exercise; mental strength is secured in exactly the same way that physical strength is secured, by exercise. We think something, perhaps with difficulty the first time; we think the same thing again, and it becomes easier this time; we think it again and again; it then becomes a mental habit. We continue to think the same thing; finally it becomes automatic; we can no longer help thinking this thing; we are now positive of what we think; there is no longer any doubt about it. We are sure; we know.

I used my time wisely as I was warned on Sunday of the percentages as it relates to quitting. I read on the 6 minutes train ride to and from work. I chose the bus ride over the train on some days as the bus ride is longer to and from my job. Why not ride the bus instead of the train so I can work on my subconscious mind, or as we in MKMMA call it “subby”. Yes I was reading more and although I had a new habit as we are now past the 21 day mark. It takes 21 days for a new habit to form. I allowed my emotions to play a little game one day and I got caught up in it. I got on the bus pulled out Part 4 of the Master Key and began to read and it hit me like a ton of bricks Haanel says “thought is energy and energy is power”. Why was I giving away my power?  I then remembered a quote from Louise Hay, “thoughts are things and things can be changed”. I changed my thoughts immediately and continued reading. Isn’t it great to know we can immediately think a new thought?  I wish I could say I had one emotional episode this week but that ‘s not true lots of things came up but I had the tools and I am better because of all the requirements of the Mastermind Alliance.
I will run on and see what the end of 26 weeks would look like, knowing that I can change my thoughts which will change my mind.

Yes we have the power!

Week 3 You’ve got the power

The beginning of the week presented some challenges as it relates to sitting still. I believe unbeknownst to me I can only sit for 10 minutes despite the fact that I meditate for twenty minutes. There is nothing like practice or should I say just do it, do it., be sure you are doing it, whatever it is, do it correctly and before you know it ta da. It’s like magic.
Haanel ask that we sit completely still for fifteen minutes and inhibit all thought and relax the muscles. Wow that’s difficult, no thought, they run rampant in every one’s mind. No, they do not; one has to train one’s mind. We have the power in us to do this.  It is day four since I started week 3 and today I am elated. It gets better. There is a shift in my being. I can feel it. I am even more relaxed.
Og Mandino’s words are coming to life feeling like a new man. Yes, there have been changes from the first week but,  wow,  how it builds one week to the next. It’s a stair case one step at a time. There is a reason why we do one lesson at a time or only one is revealed to us. Yes, okay let me speak for myself I would have peaked down the road to see what comes next.  Can I say that is not always a good thing? The proof came this week. The Master key mastermind Alliance is a process, take your time and do the work and voila changes to mark the passage of time.
I agree with Mandino experience is overrated, because nature has supplied me with knowledge and instinct and that my friend is the greatest gift.  When I was very young I always wondered how my mom knew certain things, guess I did ask but did not get an answer or the answer did not please me. Can I tell you now I understand it is an inner knowing that knowing that cannot be explained not even if you tried?
The wizard told Dorothy she always had it in her. Like most of humanity she found the long way which was not necessary, what a time waster.  The master key system is enhancing the power that lies dormant in us and assisting us to bring it to life in order that we may live a full and successful life.
We all have it in us to become the best.  The movie “The Greatest with Muhammad Ali came to mind this week and particularly the theme song “I always knew I had it in me” by George Benson.

Week 2 The Journey Continues – Thinking & Thoughts

Our reading and studies this week takes us on the journey of thoughts and thinking. Haanel this week asked us to watch our thoughts. To assist us in learning this simple and effective lesson he asked that we sit in the same chair and in the same room. Could it be that Haanel knew it was difficult for us to sit still so he decides to offer us assistance? Sitting in the same room and the same chair reminds “subby” better known as the subconscious mind that you are serious in attaining this goal and “subby” begins to work to achieve the goal. Although “subby” is very helpful it does not mean that the individual can achieve his/her goal of no thoughts. It seems that more thoughts come at you than you ever thought possible. It is our job to recognize it and let it go and return to the task of no thoughts. This exercise seems very simple but I found it challenging. I understand that with practice I will eventually gain control of my thoughts and this will definitely be advantageous.
It is very important that we pay attention to the words we use on a daily basis as the subconscious mind cannot differentiate and may just run with the wrong thing which could reap havoc in our lives. The conscious mind or the gate keeper has the awesome responsibility of staying guard but there are times when the gate keeper does not have the control.
A couple months after relocating to the DMV area I feared getting sick and having no health insurance. I guess I held this thought in my consciousness for too long and it manifested itself. Be very careful what you expose “subby” to. Subby has no clue how to differentiate between good and bad. Feed him positive at all costs.
Another simple life lesson on thinking where we must be vigilant with our words is when we say the words “do not forget”. To say these words is to tell the person to forget to do whatever it is whether it is bring the newspaper or the medicine. The subconscious mind does not know the difference. On the other hand if you told the person remember the newspaper or the medicine they will remember the command.

Prior to Haanel the Bible thought us that we must always focus on the positive.  in Philipians 4:8,  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Changing ones thinking will change ones life.  Be blessed.

Week 1 Lessons I did not learn the first time

A few years ago one of my teachers told me if I did not get the lesson I would have to repeat the class.  Sometimes I wonder if I took that statement to heart as this week I found myself re-learning the very things I read years ago. Could it be that I just read it and did not understand or did I read just because the books were recommended. Our readings were written simple enough that I should have gleaned something from it years ago, maybe I did, but this week I realize in reading I was now older wiser and because I had to speak somethings out loud and repeat them like we did when we first learn our ABC’s (hahaha) I can surely  say I have a better understanding and it is now in my subconscious as well as a part of my DNA.

Some of the basic lessons were learned this week:

1. Believe.   If one does not believe in their heart that one is capable of completing the assignments, sitting still for 15 minutes or reading then I realize all the goals and dreams will not be achieved.  In other words do the small stuff to master the big stuff.

2. Write it down.     Ouch, yes, if it is in your head with all the other things mulling around it will not get done. The song says if I can see it then I can believe it.  Maybe if we can see it on paper then in our minds eye then we will believe and it will happen.   The bible written over 2000 years ago says “write the vision and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it”.  Have you scheduled your success?  If it is not scheduled it will not get done. Scheduling the dream brings one closer to success and victory.

3. Uncomfortable.  Have you ever been uncomfortable with your own dream?  This week I realize that I was uncomfortable with my big vision, my big dream which God gave me eighteen summers ago, why? Maybe I had become dis-eased not at ease with success, maybe I believe I am not capable. I had to remind myself that I was now learning and in some instances re-learning the necessary skills to become a success and God will not give you a dream if he did not think you were capable of birthing.

4. Discomfort. Wow.  Have you ever felt discomfort? Webster defines discomfort as mental or physical uneasiness.  Yes, I have experienced discomfort like never before.  On Wednesday morning while reading The Scroll 1, the midway point my body starts to vibrate getting louder the book falls out of my hand, I quickly stand up.  Was it my heart? See it started in the solar plexus area and moved up. I sat again for a while until I felt better. The feeling went away, the memory of the experience will stay with me forever. I wish I could say the solar plexus, the organ of the subconscious mind is back to normal but today she showed that uneasiness again. Guess it will now be a new normal which I would need to grow into.

5.    Be deliberate.    When you have purpose in life and align yourself with the Masters will it can and will happen.

6.    Desire.    A burning desire is very necessary to achieve any goal or dream. One must be very focus even in the face of adversity. Stay the course and stretch because the dream is within reach.

Stay the course, work the plan and realize your dream.