Back and gone again….

So, if you’ve been following me at all you know by now that not much has happened on this blog for  quite some time. And as much as I wanted to keep up some good content, I just did not have it in me to write here… My apologies!
As it turned out, taking what I thought at the time was the toughest kick in the balls ever, actually was probably the best thing that ever happened to me.
I’ll let you be the judge, here’s the story:
As you might remember I moved back from Cyprus to Sweden in late December 2015 to be with my wife, just to learn that she “needed time for herself” which then turned out she wanted a divorce. 
As my good friend Mark J likes to say: “You gotta love irony!”
To say I was shocked was an understatement and getting the news in small pieces didn’t help much…
I even asked her if there was someone else which she denied.
Anyway, she moved out, got her stuff and on February 8th the divorce was sealed in court. I remember writing in my journal that this was somehow a relief as it finalized the matter and I could walk away from the last hope of a reunion. What if I’d know…
With perfect timing I went to Holland just before Easter to participate in a plant medicin healing ceremony March 24-25 were I finally leveraged what I learned the last years and released a horrific feeling of inadequacy I had carried since the age of 10 and that had been ever present over the years. Suddenly it was no more and I’m convinced that if it hadn’t been for the work with MK I couldn’t have done it this time either.
The same week my ex wife had returned to Cyprus for a few days to get the things she left in the apartment and I found it difficult to understand at the time why she flew down for 4 days when I just as well could bring her things with me to Sweden in June.
Meeting her for lunch the following Tuesday to get the key for the Cyprus apartment back she tells me she met someone and I said something like “well, that was likely to happen sooner or later”.
She then discloses that it’s her therapeut and teacher whom I referred her to years earlier and I always considered a friend.
As I had told several mutual friends, who’d asked me about them, that he never would behave so unethically and out of integrity, I could not help to break out in a booming laughter…
Later that week I met with him over a coffee and he reveals that Maria has flirted with him and hit on him since the fall of 2013, 6 months+ before she and I married.
While I’ll never gonna be able to understand how someone can enter a marriage and at the same time hit on another guy (and that’s probably a good thing not to understand) I had a really hard time accepting and digesting that I’d been living 2,5 years in a lie of someone else’s making.
I felt betrayed, used, played with and deserted…
The upside was that the old ugly feeling of inadequacy was still gone and the whole situation must sort of have been the ultimate test for that 😉
After a couple of months with Netflix and HBO therapy (with or without some red wine), working through the last season of Game of Thrones, the entire Vikings and True Blood as well as some more I already forgotten, I had the opportunity to focus on service to other people at the live events in Kauaii. Returning from that beautiful island in much better shape, with deepened friendships, lots of new good friends and so many reminders how wonderful, honest and sincere people really can be.
What finally did it for me was going into the mountains for a good two weeks by myself (totally different story starting here: http://offthegridhiker.com/tours/the-start-hike-of-2016-day-1/).
For months doing almost anything to avoid thinking I threw myself into an environment where thinking was about the only thing I had to engage in, besides walking, of course. 
Same parts of the tour demanded total focus with every step, though for the most part my thoughts could wander freely and about 14 days in it hit me like a sledge hammer….
 
In late spring 2011 I met a girl who was still in her previous marriage, explaining to me that it was over in every other way than on paper and they were more or less like sister and brother living together. Still it took more than 10 month to convince her to get divorced as she didn’t “want to hurt his feelings”.
 
So, how blind must I have been…?
 
Getting into a relationship with a woman who proved to me from the start that she, without a shadow of a doubt, was ok with cheating and starting a new relationship while still married…
And I seriously thought that, just because we talked about it and she agreed to be upfront, she would suddenly change in that matter…
 
Oh, oh, oh…sh*****t….
 
Law of karma at work here and I was certainly NOT consciously aware of the consequences of my choice back then 😜
 
I can tell you it took all my training to not giving myself grief about it but accept the learning experience and take 100% responsibility for my choices…
 
…and as I did the pain went away, I felt alive, really thrivingly awesome, for the first time in months.
 
The really amazing thing here is that, as I just talked to my mastermind partner about, only recently I observed that “being the observer” and “conscious about the consequences of my choices at the time I make them” had become natural in my life.
I don’t know if two years is an average, short och prolonged time span to “get there”, though I can only say that it’s been worth all the struggle!
 
Anyway, there’s the story behind my absence from this blog and the reason why I’m moving over to masterkey.offthegridhiker.com
Hope to see you there, naturally I continue email about new posts and other goodies!
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Peace // Claes

Master Key week 21 – They were right all the time!

Years ago I was asked to do this exercise and I´ll tell You my results in a second or two – just, please let me ask You to try it for Yourself!

It´s very easy – just complete the following sentence with what first comes to Your mind:

It doesn´t matter what I do, it´s still never……………!

Most people fill out the blank with either “enough” or “good enough”, meaning we are conditioned to feel inferior about ourselves in either a quantitative or qualitative way!

In my case it was both…OUCH!!!

Going through the Master Key Experience significantly helped and I even tried to tell myself that I had overcome those feelings (interesting way of lying to myself to avoid responsibility) and used affirmations daily to influence my subconscious yet I still had this gnawing feeling of having to do, perform and produce in order to really be worthy.
And it didn´t matter what I heard from other people, how much praise I received or how many times I succeeded.

My recent divorce brought the issue back to surface and I was forced to deal with it for real, problem was: I had no idea how…

I, who normally sleep very well, have experienced real problems sleeping for weeks. Falling asleep in the evening was ok (after staying up until I was really tired…) yet then I woke up after 3-4 hours unable to go back to sleep.
To sleep a full night was only possible after over consumption of alcohol and that´s just not sustainable even if I must admit it has happened (how else would I know 😉 )

After 5-6 weeks of this I got the idea during a Sit to contact my friend and fellow MK guide, Cassandra O´Neal, who is an amazing Pranic Healing Master and taught me some techniques to deal with my sleep issues.

And then it happened:

“8. When you begin to perceive that the essence of the Universal is within yourself — is you — you begin to do things; you begin to feel your power; it is the fuel which fires the imagination; which lights the torch of inspiration; which gives vitality to thought; which enables you to connect with all the invisible forces of the Universe. It is this power which will enable you to plan fearlessly, to execute masterfully. 
9. But perception will come only in the Silence; this seems to be the condition required for all great purposes. You are a visualizing entity. Imagination is your workshop. It is here that your ideal is to be visualized.
………..
14. To become inspired means to get out of the beaten path, out of the rut, because extraordinary results require extraordinary means. When we come into a recognition of the Unity of all things and that the source of all power is within, we tap the source of inspiration.

15. Inspiration is the art of imbibing, the art of self-realization; the art of adjusting the individual mind to that of the Universal Mind; the art of attaching the proper mechanism to the source of all power; the art of differentiating the formless into form; the art of becoming a channel for the flow of Infinite Wisdom; the art of visualizing perfection; the art of realizing the omnipresence of Omnipotence.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System” Part XX

Finally, Wednesday morning February 17th 2016, I got it – I had read my BPB, DMPOurdeepestfearisnotthat, POA, the Law of Giving, this months Scroll and this weeks Haanel chapter and I was preparing for my Sit as I was suddenly overflown with a feeling of being at peace with myself and the world, finding myself at the perfect time and space, experiencing a oneness with the universe and the incomparably comforting sensation of being exactly what and who I´m supposed to be.

The following Sit was amazing as every Sit since – a feeling of immense connection, understanding and peace that lingers on through the day!
And most important to me, I don´t need to fight myself anymore, the struggle is gone, the wolfs stopped fighting and I´m moving in the direction I want with ease.

In the evening when Maria stopped by to see the cats and have a meal with us, I experienced a sense of peace and detachement from the hurts and an immense feeling of gratitude for all the good memories I gained throughout our relationship. Amazing!

ThecaveyoufeartoenterAfter all these years on the journey of self discovery and development I found that when I finally took a good look at myself I did not find what I expected.
I actually was surprised by not finding the inadequate and inferior being I still suspected to encounter 😉

Needless to say I´ve not been walking around in a constant state of bliss since, things happen and I admit to a tendency to forget over and over what I saw in myself that moment.
Still there´s a feeling of lightness, peace and joy, like somebody lifted a heavy, moist blanket from my life that I didn´t even know I was carrying around.

And, as I return to the real state of light, love and bliss with ease, the guy in the glass is developing into a good old friend!

I just love this weeks exercise from Haanel and would like to share it with You here:

“31. For your exercise this week, go into the Silence and concentrate on the fact that “In him we live and move and have our being” is literally and scientifically exact! That you ARE because He IS, that if He is Omnipresent He must be in you. That if He is all in all you must be in Him! That He is Spirit and you are made in “His image and likeness” and that the only difference between His spirit and your spirit is one of degree, that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole. When you can realize this clearly you will have found the secret of the creative power of thought, you will have found the origin of both good and evil, you will have found the secret of the wonderful power of concentration, you will have found the key to the solution of every problem whether physical, financial, or environmental.”

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Master Key week 20 – 1,2,1,2,1,2 Testing, testing…

Nope, I have not got myself into any new venture that requires a sound check 😉

Yesterday was just one of these days when training, habits and the building of a blueprint that serves me came in handy.
Being a firm believer that we are never served a mouthful we can´t swallow I must have done something right to have earned these awesome tests of my faith in me.

Had a rough day at work, lousy plan for the day (failing to plan equals planning to fail), no real scheduled calling time and a terrible dip in energy in the mid afternoon rendered only 4 contacts instead of the 10 I promised to do for 90 days straight.
Good thing I´m not that hard on myself anymore, I can learn from the experience and promise to make up for the loss before the week is over.

Getting through my last meeting (having screwed up by being tired enough to forget executing HJ3…) at 6:30PM and coming home after a wet and cold bike ride I fins a letter from the court reading that the divorce from Maria has been legally approved and I´m officially no longer married to the Marvelous.
Stating that this brought up some feelings of sadness and loss would be an understatement, though the law of substitution works wonders and I very soon focused on all the good times we had together during the 4,5 most fun years of my life so far.

Shortly after I receive an email from my partner at the clinic that the landlord has given notice of termination of the lease contract. They want to renegotiate rent and terms so we don´t know if we can stay in the office we´ve been using for almost 20 years.
Even a year ago this would have felt really awful, now I look forward to the negotiations with curious anticipation, what opportunities will emerge out of this?

I know that everyone on the Master Key journey can relate to this and see the changes in their lives.
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Let me end by quoting an email I wrote a few days ago to a good friend and fellow member, the highlighted sentence was highlighted by him as what moved him the most and I just have to agree. This course makes magic and miracles real in peoples lives!

I must admit that being surprised by a totally unexpected divorce while launching on a 90 day run has been extremely challenging and I would not have made it a year ago. This is the true benefit of the Master Key Experience and the work we are all doing, while I didn´t want that experience I know that I somehow created it to let something even better to be attracted and manifested. 

Observing how the continuous pursuit of the mental diet has made me feel happy for no reason in the midst of what I would earlier have considered a disaster is nothing short of a miracle.”

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Master Key week 19.2 – Guest blogger Chantal

This weeks guest blogger, Chantal, did not only do a great job catching up with her blog, she also delivers a message that I really needed to read at this time.
Mahalo, Chantal!

Week 18 – Giving thanks in everything

be thankful

Can you give thanks in everything? Really in EVERYTHING? For all the good stuff that surrounds you and also the more challenging parts in your life?
Mark discussed this concept on this weeks webinar and I liked it very much. Why? Because I believe that it will attract more good moments, if you are also greatfull for the more difficult times. It reminds me of a picture I saw a while ago about complaining about things or seeing the positive side of it, just by having an different perspective on things. For example: do you complain about the food which fell on the floor by your family or are you thankful because you shared precious dinner time together with your family? Do you complain about washing the dishes or are you greatfull for the delicious food you ate? You can make your own list of examples of course.

In certain moments I have to admit, I find it more difficult to be thankful for certain challenges; it’s “work on progress”. For some examples time really helps to being able giving thanks to what happened. When I look now on a recent example from earlier this week I have to say I became a better person because of this event. So now I can say thank you to this person for shouting and being angry at me (because he was upset I couldn’t help him the way he wanted). So I’m also very thankful for this week’s webinar with a beautiful lesson. I definitely take this one with me.

 

I wish you all the best and have a great day! <3

 

With love,

Chantal

 

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Master Key week 19 – Observing helps!

“You gotta love irony!” – Mark J

One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite teachers, Mark Januszewski, and one that can be applied to most situations in life when we find ourselves in a place we neither wanted to be nor could even fathom ending up.

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

A great reminder of how often we keep ourselves from getting what we really want because we are to afraid to loose what we have!

“3. Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.
4. Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better; it is a conditional or reciprocal action, for each of us is a complete thought entity and this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give.
5. We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are able to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we attain.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part XV

Encouraging words on how to handle potentially devastating losses and find meaning in past uncomfortable experiences we didn´t see coming and could not avoid.

If You´ve been following this blog for some time You know that I quite recently moved back to Sweden from Cyprus mostly for the reason to spend time with my wife who`s been studying in Stockholm since September.
It turned out that she discovered the need within herself to be alone and only with herself, by herself and for herself. Something that obviously didn´t include me being around.

As much as I respect her needs and decisions I must admit these news shocked me on a very deep level, turning life as I knew it upside down and totally changed the future I had planned and expected for me and us.
Separation after a pretty long and very loving relationship is never easy and I´m immensely  grateful that we are staying close friends and want the best for each other.
Even through this at times extremely painful process I always felt a calmness deep down that I cannot explain in any other way than a personal centeredness I didn´t possess just a short year ago.
Knowing the Law of Growth I could chose to focus on this calmness and my belief in the benevolent nature of the universe, keep all the good memories and be grateful for the most fun time of my life so far. The opposite reaction of resentment, hurt and regret was just not an alternative and soon my natural curiosity started asking how this new situation in my life would unfold.

It´s been so interesting to observe my own reactions and behaviors being so different from what they would have been if this had happened before the MKE. Not that I haven´t freaked out and been carried away by grief and hurt at times or never handled my feelings in a far from optimal way. I certainly did both…

The important difference has been my ability to observe and to adjust when I started acting in ways that did not support what I want for my life and the realization that though I´m now divorced from a woman I love (and loved being married to) every other aspect of my life is still just as fantastic as before!

I cannot avoid being overtaken by grief and sadness at times yet I can still chose happiness and gratefulness for our time together and focus on visualizing the best for both of us in the future.

Knowing that what happened leeds to as many doors opening as have been closed makes this the most important question right now:

What do I want? Now, in this new situation? With new possibilities opening up?

What do I really want now?

That question is still worth quite a few sits and there´s no point in trying to force an answer, rather do I concentrate on moving with what I do know that I want and what I can control.

Being the observer when things seem tough and accept life´s rollercoaster and surprises as the normal trials and tribulations on ones hero´s journey just make it so much easier to deal with them at the same time increasing the enjoyment of all the good parts of life.

Check out this talk on the hero´s journey by Pat Soloman, the director of the documentary “Finding Joe”:

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Master Key week 18.2 – More from Dr Amen

If You liked the video with Dr Daniel Amen I posted a few weeks ago You gonna love this lecture, admittedly it´s a bit lengthy yet well worth the time investment.
Just find the time to watch it and You´ll understand a lot of people around You a lot better, maybe even Yourself – it certainly did that for me!

Enjoy!

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Master Key week 18 – Follow Your Bliss

“30. The race has usually been for money and other mere symbols of power, but with an understanding of the true source of power, we can afford to ignore the symbols. The man with a large bank account finds it unnecessary to load his pockets down with gold; so with the man who has found the true source of power; he is no longer interested in its shams or pretensions.
31. Thought ordinarily leads outwardly in evolutionary directions, but it can be turned within where it will take hold of the basic principles of things, the heart of things, the spirit of things. When you get to the heart of things it is comparatively easy to understand and command them.
32. This is because the Spirit of a thing is the thing itself, the vital part of it, the real substance. The form is simply the outward manifestation of the spiritual activity within.

33. For your exercise this week concentrate as nearly as possible in accordance with the method outlined in this lesson; let there be no conscious effort or activity associated with your purpose. Relax completely, avoid any thought of anxiety as to results. Remember that power comes through repose. Let the thought dwell upon your object, until it is completely identified with it, until you are conscious of nothing else.
34. If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.
35. If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.
36. If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.
37. Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact; this is the germ cell, the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide, direct and bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest in form.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System” Part XVII

As You might know I´ve had a turletgo_2bulent time in my life for the last month or so and in addition to that I launched what we call a “90 day run” for my business which basically means talking to a lot more people than ever before in my life.
I mentioned in last weeks post that ramping up the minimum daily contacts has been so much easier than expected and I´m mesmerized by my consistence and stability while taking on the daily tasks.

Especially as I have a confession to make here, prospecting on the phone is NOT my favorite and having to deal with some of the excuses and BS people bring up is nowhere near my choice for fun.

So what has this all to do with Joseph Campbells advice to “Follow Your Bliss”?

Well, as it turns out it has everything to do with it!

Finally during my sit today I gained some understanding of why the daily routine of contacting people finally has become not only bearable but actually desirable.

It´s the shortest, most direct and smooth way to manifest my DMP that I have access to right now. And that means by doing the work and sticking to the plan

I´m FOLLOWING my BLISS!!!find-place-inside-theres-joy-and-joy-will-burn-the-pain-joseph-campbell

The work itself might not be that blissful, just as hauling water and fetching firewood hundreds of years ago probably not was anyones idea of having fun. Just as these activities ensured survival of self and family, the work we do today is what ensures survival and manifestation of our dreams.
And in pursuing our dreams there can be only joy!

Funny enough my Subby knew that long before I did – my conscious mind rejected the thought out of habit and “pretended not to know”!

heroofownstoryNow is the time to up the ante and start getting better at the daily tasks, the habit has been formed a lot faster than I could ever have hoped for and I´ve started to improve my skills.

“I increase my knowledge of mankind, myself and the goods I sell, thus my sales multiply. I practice and improve and polish the words I utter to sell my goods, for this is the foundation on which I build my career and I never forget that many have attained great wealth and success with only one sales talk , delivered with excellence.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World” The Scroll Marked IV

So, that leaves us with the “Bliss Part” of the whole equation and I´d like to share a short video by some people who did some tiny bit of what the future holds for me:

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Master Key week 17.2 – Arielle manifesting BIG time

Members from all around the world are reporting positive changes in their lives because of the work they´re doing with the Master Key Experience and we´re virtually unable to acknowledge and congratulate everyone.

When a girl  of 17 manifests getting accepted into her first choice university right away after the audition it just warms my heart.

What would You want to achieve a year from now? Do You have the skills, tools and habits to do that?

Arielle, You´re amazing and I´m humbled, honored and inspired being Your guide!

 

Master Key Week 17 – Yeaaaah buddy! LOL

So nothing particularly spectacular happened today…

…at all…

…just that I had my audition for my top university…

…and found out just a few minutes after the audition…

…that they were ACCEPTING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHOA. I can’t even express how happy I am right now…SO happy…I’m whole perfect strong loving harmonious and HAPPY!!!!

More manifestation happening…my gosh I’m…exuberant…thrilled…wow.

I’ve been reading my DMP and…it’s happening!!! *squeal of joy*

But a quick comment on the Master Keys lesson this week (17) – I completely relate to the section on intuition.

“Intuition arrives at conclusions without the aid of experience or memory. Intuition often solves problems that are beyond the grasp of the reasoning power. Intuition often comes with a suddenness that is startling; it reveals the truth for which we are searching, so directly that it seems to come from a higher power.”

There have been a few times when I’ve just KNOWN something was going to happen or had happened…and there’s no explanation for how I knew. It’s pretty crazy – but cool!

As for the concentration part of the lesson…well – I concentrate on my pieces, and I’ve been concentrating on this audition…and preparing…and look at me now!!!

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Master Key week 17 – You gotta love Master Mind

Hey, as You know I´m usually a pretty up-beat and positive guy and admitting that I just have some of the absolutely worst weeks in memory doesn´t come easy…

That said (apologizing for being murky here, just not ready to write about the full experience) , life sometimes throws us a curveball that´s more difficult to handle and those are the times when preparation, skills and habits really hit the road.

If You followed this blog for some time You know that one of the first and foremost benefits I got was that I´ve stopped “sweat the small stuff” – and so it´s very interesting to observe my reactions when facing radical unwanted and unexpected changes in my life without having any option to influence the situation.

So, first of all I just love the gratitude exercise – finding the three things to be grateful for every morning (and journal about a positive experience or thought from the day before) really sets me up for finding more things to be grateful for and avoid getting stuck with negatives, habitually focusing on positives for years really helps when seemingly negative things happen.

Secondly, the drill has been so helpful – reading my DMP and POA out loud so many times has programed my mind to get the stuff that´s on the card done. Regardless if I feel like it or not (and, frankly, when it hurts inside it´s easy not feel like doing stuff), “just” because I keep my promises.
And it´s just amazing how I always feel a lot better about myself, the world and my life after I kept my promises then I would if I just didn´t do the work!

Think about this – only a year or so ago I found it hard to talk to 2 people/day even 4-5 days/week. Now, with my life turned upside down, I talk to 10 or more every day (yes, even weekends) and it feels easy!
That´s the power of telling Subby what´s supposed to be done after having trained it with proven methods.

Thirdly, knowing the difference between what I can control and what not and really (that´s for real REALLY) focus on the things I can do. Thereby letting the rest, and the results of my efforts, take care of themselves. As they always will!

And, last but not least, the wonderful people I mastermind with and who I got as friends because of this course. Especially Lance Botha from South Africa who helps keep me on track every single day through a short laser call in the morning.
I´m so grateful for him taking this time out of his schedule every day and this is a great contribution to my staying on track!

Best thing about that is that the law of compensation immediately rewards his kindness with additional success in his own endeavors!

For me combining the three quotes below sum up the benefits I´ve experienced over the last couple of weeks thanks to the Master Key.
I´ve surprised myself with how I´ve thought, felt and behaved while facing a devastating situation and I´m forever grateful that I did the work that over time put me in a place better than I ever imagined!

“No one makes it without a Master Mind”, Napoleon Hill

“You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.”, Charles Haanel

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”, Joseph Campbell

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Master Key week 16.2 – Guest blogger Martin

Week 16 is the week when we really focus on kindness in the Master Key Experience, here´s Martins post for the week!

Enjoy:

Week 16 – Kindness and consciousness

This weeks exercise from Haanel is as follows – “For your exercise this week, try to bring yourself to a realization of the important fact that harmony and happiness are states of consciousness and do not depend upon the possession of things. That things are effects and come as a consequence of correct mental states. So that if we desire material possession of any kind our chief concern should be to acquire the mental attitude which will bring about the result desired. This mental attitude is brought about by a realization of our spiritual nature and our unity with the Universal Mind which is the substance of all things. ….

The 1st sentence really “hit” me this week. The dictionary defines consciousness as “A person’s awareness or perception of something”. Haanel only refers to the word consciousness once, and thereafter the refers to “mental attitude”, to me these two words describe it better than my dictionary definition.

So happiness and harmony are mental attitudes, that do not depend on the possessions of things.

In 16.5 he states – “Wealth should then never be desired as an end, but simply as a means of accomplishing an end. Success is contingent upon a higher ideal than the mere accumulation of riches, and he who aspires to such success must formulate an ideal for which he is willing to strive”.

So the possession of wealth (things), should not be our final goal (ideal), but merely the means with to accomplish our ideal. If the possession of wealth doesn’t result in happiness, the only purpose of wealth is to use it for purposes of our ideal.

This is the purpose of our DMP, and we need to ensure that it contains an ideal, which is not merely the accumulation of wealth.

This week we are all as a Group Master Mind to focus on kindness. In other words to create a mental attitude of kindness. I’m pretty sure this is no coincidence that we are required to acquire this mental attitude the same week Haanel talks about mental attitudes.

This week has resulted in a remarkable change of my attitude. I have instantly become a better person. It’s been really cool. What’s been interesting is that work challenges have been a breeze, and that we received a favourable response from SARS (IRS for those in the states), within a week. This in unheard of. It normally takes a minimum of 6 – 8 weeks for these types of matters to be resolved. Coincidence? I leave each one to draw their own conclusion.

I am in the process of rebuilding and modifying my mental attitude. I am also looking deeply at my higher ideal.

Kindness be the path.

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