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MKMMA Week Ten: I Will Persist Until I Succeed

“Knowledge will not apply itself. You must make the application,” Charles Haanel observes. Thus, I look at the domino effect and I can apply the laws of physics. The value of this demonstration has nothing to do with those laws. It has everything to do with the laws of the mind.

“Abundance will not come to you out of the sky.” If something is worth attaining, than the hard work has value and purpose. Begin by questioning your purpose and authenticity in its pursuit. Have a growth mindset and be willing to see the how far you have come, rather than emphasizing the distance from the goal.

I will persist until I succeed. I do this with balance, perspective and the knowledge that “from childish swipes the oak will eventually tumble.”

So although the effort may seem insignificant, do not be deceived. Each step will take you closer to the goal.

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Do not be afraid to start. Once you begin, take heart and have the courage to persist. The lesson this week and the new scroll in The Greatest Salesmen in the World both emphasize the need to push forward in harmony.

                                        I will succeed.                                              It may be a small step, but as long as the motion moves me forward, I will lean into the wind.

Week Nine: Man is the Sum Total of His Thoughts

Well, I felt this was the best illustration of how I have felt for the past few weeks. I am not sure if I was arguing to myself or out loud, but the battle to win over my thoughts has been a struggle…and then a break through. This is what makes the hard work payoff, the ability to manifest your dreams by dialing into what really matters. “Man is the sum total of his own thoughts,” according to Charles Haanel. Yikes!

In our session this week, I just found myself smiling or crying, which is not a normal state for me (I like to consider myself a stoic). I took more notes this week than I had before and so much just seemed to resonate in me in a very amazing, meaningful way which goes beyond words.

The fork was not only “in the road” but stabbing me between the eyes when I realized that I need to reevaluate what I was doing. I decided to revisit my definite main purpose and the road map and when I made some changes, it was like I had found my northern star.

“As thy faith is, so be it unto thee.” As soon as I flushed some of the misconceptions that I had so tightly held onto and just let go, be real, things began to make sense and the battle within was won. “Every success has been accomplished by persistent concentration upon the object in view,” Haanel states. I am looking at this object through the magnifying glass with my compass in hand.

So, now I am watching as effortlessly, opportunities began to appear. I wake in the morning with a new sense of purpose and energy. I have chipped away at the layers of cement surrounding the core of who I am and I am humbled by the person there.

My advise is to be persistent. Start with Emmet Fox’s Mental Diet and work hard to find your definite major purpose. Do not compromise, especially when you are tired and ready to give up. God wants you to use your gifts and discover the unique design that He has given you.

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MKMMA WEEK 8: Unplugged: Let’s Simplfy

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“Real power comes from within.” Real power comes from finding one sense of purpose and cultivating a relationship with God. All of this requires your full attention. Last week I listened to a message about honoring people. The question was asked what is left after your week for God? Do you leave Him just the crumbs? In addition, the key question is after you have given your all to your job, your family, etc., what is left for you?

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Henry David Thoreau exclaimed, “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!” He was talking about truly embracing life, trying to get as close to its essence, which means knowing yourself. So, being unplugged gave me a chance to continue this journey and confront the essentials of life on my terms, without input from others with their own social and political agendas. I like that. I may never return to the life I lived a week ago. I no longer waste time on things that provide no value but escape. I do not need to live vicariously through some hero in a movie… I am on a hero’s journey of my own…

I know what you are thinking…for the first week there are no film clips! Don’t worry…Next week I will return to the use of my classic archive of scenes; they help me to express my view of life… For now, sit still, look around you and tune in to the sights and sounds of life. In unplugging I have reconnected with vital aspects of my life. Worth the exercise…part of the journey!

Week Seven MKMMA: You Are Deputized

I had several witty videos chosen to continue this blog series, and then a memory popped up on my Facebook page and I realized that this story truly identifies where I am.

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…..a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

MORAL :
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happens.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.

This week we have started the mental diet. We are trying to block negative ideas and thoughts. I think my record before resetting has been 6 hours. I have been frustrated and confounded with myself. Obviously, not the point. Then I realized that just going through this process is making me a better person because I am aware for the first time of my thoughts and deliberately trying to guard myself from the negativity that seeps into my mind and heart.

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So, although I may restart again and again and again, I am making progress. I will not allow those thoughts to penetrate into the well of my soul. With awareness comes the ability to protect and build the inner self. I am finding a freedom and peace for the first time….and yes, I am really comical.

Well, I could not resist. I liken myself to Barney Fife, on patrol of my mind, and constantly writing myself tickets. I have deputized my daughter to also help me monitor my words and she has several times invoked a “citizen’s arrest.” So I laugh, thankful that the dreaded perpetrators have been identified and barred entry into that “mysterious source that never sleeps!”

Try the Seven Day Mental Diet. I hereby deputize you.

 

MKMMA Week Six: The Power of Right Thought

Ever feel stuck? Ever feel that you know there is an answer, but you are too busy lost in emotion to control those thoughts? The goal is to seek an inner peace that will place you in harmony with the Universal Mind and there you will find what you need.

Haanel states “that a man can change himself, improve himself, re-create himself, control his environment, and master his own destiny is the conclusion of every mind who is wide awake to the power of right thought in constructive action.”

For many of us, we are stuck viewing life through a lens that is based on the needs of others, originating from fear, judgement, and brokenness. What if we could “overcome obstacles of any kind that appear in our path?”

Connections are beginning to form. Selfishness is being replaced by selflessness. I am so keen and sensitive to acts of kindness. “I greet each day with love in my heart” and it seems that giving does much to expand my world.

I had been waiting for months to purchase the Surface Pro 4. Since the summer we had heard rumors of a new Microsoft product and I put off getting a new computer, which I so needed and the day of the launch I hung on every word. When the Surface Book was announced, my friend and I went to the Microsoft store and preordered our computers.

Then… well….the kids in our school wanted to start a robotics program and there was no money for it…. I did not need a computer that bad. In fact, I don’t even covet my friend’s when he flourishes it in front of me at meetings. I learn to be content with what I have.

Then a gift came in the mail today, from my mentor. The gift was simple, a compass and a looking glass, but their significance makes me smile. This is about getting unstuck. This is about seeing things clearly. This is about breaking strongholds on our thoughts. This is about who I am really meant to be, not what a group of marketing people determine.

Time to make a difference. Starting today, I will be what I will to be. That is unique. That is Imago Dei (In the Image of God).

My advice…find a mentor….get a compass and a magnifying glass. Be true to your path and question what you have been told. The truth is found within.

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Week Five MKMMA: Clean Up on Aisle Five!

This week the focus is identifying and becoming aware of our active mind, in the world of educators, we call this cognition, vs. association. Our class used an interesting test to prove the idea of how we can do only one thing with our active mind, but several with our associative. Here is an example: Speaking is an associative task.

  • Tell a round robin story around the room.
  • In this case, it will start with one sentence and the next person will need to connect with the previous idea.
  • Easy… no one feels any challenge.
Now let’s make this task cognitive.
  • Same task as before, but you cannot use the letter “N.”

Now you will observe how people will slow down and the process becomes very intentional.

So, why the video? What am I “cleaning up?” Well, actually, I am getting around to redecorating my mind. First step, no opinions. Yeah, you want an educator not to have an opinion…. I am leaving a path of destruction wherever I go!

Yet, I am finding a new peace and hope as I become a better gate keeper of that “mysterious source” that never sleeps. In many ways, this is freeing me from the layers of built up stuff.

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Thank you to the MKMMA. Let go, let God.

Week Four MKMMA: Is That BluePrint Ready Yet?

Week Four, and I finally feel that I am closer to refining the new “definite major purpose,” or the new blue print as I think of it.

Just like Mrs. Blanding, I have been so particular. Just like the contractor, my subconscious has been responding, uh-huh, u-huh, u-huh. The challenge, as my mentor and Haanel have pointed out, is that the subconscious does not make decisions. It does not filter. It does not differentiate. So, in my meanderings down the variety of pathways over the past few weeks, it has patiently awaited for me to focus and become precise.

Each week I become more aware of additional requirements to refine my blueprint. The key is what Haanel states, “every transaction must benefit every person who is any way connected with the transaction…”

Later Haanel mentions, “the universal is constantly seeking to express itself, to be of service…where it can do the most good, where it can be the greatest service to mankind.”

So, take money off the table and what would you do? What is your legacy? Who are you?

No coincidence that this week we add the following to our study, “I promise to give without expectation of reciprocity from the channels I enrich because I now I m in the dynamic of giving and receiving.”

To give with joy and understand how this works, the greatest task is to add to that 15-20 minute sit the following: let go of all adverse conditions, as evident in negative emotion such as anger, hatred, and jealousy.

Try this. Become aware of what emotions you are feeding yourself. Purge the ones that are a barrier between you and your freedom to connect with others.

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Week Three: Let Your Light Shine

This week Charles Haanel connects the physiology of the body with the conscious and subconscious mind. He then traces the origins of both, how they interact and where they merge to become “a single entity.”

When the subconscious mind thrives, it is radiating energy, life and ultimately light. So, radiating light physically the more rapidly we can change “undesirable conditions” into positive, productive ones.

The essential question becomes, how do we let this light shine?

The enemy of light is fear.

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“It is the attitude of mind toward life which determines the experiences with which we are to meet; if we expect nothing, we shall have nothing if we demand much, we shall receive the greater portion.”

Be careful. This is not prosperity theology. God does not care if you drive a Porsche. He does care that you are created in His image with a unique purpose and path. Demand that of yourself, that you would be able to “render such action” to achieve your definite purpose in life.

According to Haanel, the simplest way to do this is to mentally concentrate on the object of desire so that the gatekeeper, the conscious mind, can pass this on to the subconscious mind to go to work.

When you let your light shine, you become one with God, the Creator, and experience unlimited potential.

This week, not only are we sitting still and controlling our thoughts for 15 minutes, but relaxing our bodies and that process releases the tension associated with anxiety and fear.

Let go; let God.

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Week Two: The Mysterious Source that Never Sleeps

 

Many realize that if we dwell on negative thoughts, that our life will reflect that negativity. The problem is in understanding the mechanism that manifests the problem. We are wrong if we think that our thoughts create a self fulfilling prophecy. You are actually missing the source…and yes, our thoughts do play a role, but not as creator…so let’s look for the origin.

The power lies in the mysterious source that never sleeps, our subconscious. The conscious mind plays an important role in protecting the subconscious. “In this way the conscious mind becomes responsible ruler and guardian of the subconscious mind. It is this high function which can completely reverse conditions in your life.”

The quality of what and how we guard our mind and heart will make the difference. If you wish to change the circumstances of your life, you must make a commitment to change. This includes how you view the world and the forces that shape your life.

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So the question is simply, what thoughts do you dwell upon?

How would you characterize the guardian of your subconscious?

Do you truly want change and are you willing to stand the watch and protect the source of “ideals, of aspiration, of the imagination and is the channel through which we recognize our Divine Source,” according to Charles Haanel?

Take time this week and designate a place to sit for 15-20 minutes and quiet your mind. You will soon encounter the guardian of your mind and evaluate his fitness for duty. Be prepared to fire him if necessary and intentionally replace him with a gate keeper who will understand the significance of this duty.

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