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Master Key week 14.2 – A little more than a year ago…

…I wrote this post on New Year Resolutions. Its still valid and I´ve had another year to work on my habits making some previous undesirable ones very desirable as well as the other way around.
Most important the continuous work has fine tuned my desires and knowing exactly what one wants definitely helps in completing the actions necessary getting there – even if these actions don´t always come naturally for our personality type!

Please enjoy:

So, it´s that time of the year again… End of one year and soon the beginning of a new, at least according to our western concept of the calendar.

What is it that makes this time of the year so special in relation to change for so many people in our society?
What  is the real difference between January 1st and, let´s say, November 11th?
Is there even any real difference or just a perceived one?

Anyone in for a resolution this year? What will it be this time?

  • Eat healthy?
  • Loose weight?
  • Quit smoking?
  • Start training?

Lots of possibilities so…..  Will it work out?

Everyone know most New Years Resolutions don´t get realized – we might (and, believe me, I´ve been there and done that in past years…) hang in there for a few weeks or month and then “something” happens….we get of track and never seem to get on it again….until next New Year!

So, how come?

By making a resolution we basically start a war against ourselves, a war against chemical addiction that has been in place for years, maybe even decades! A war we have no chance of winning!

“The conscious and subconscious are but two phases of action in connection with
one mind. The relation of the subconscious to the conscious is quite analogous to
that existing between a weather vane and the atmosphere.
Just as the least pressure of the atmosphere causes an action on the part of the
weather vane, so does the least thought entertained by the conscious mind produce
within your subconscious mind action in exact proportion to the depth of feeling
characterizing the thought and the intensity with which the thought is indulged.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

So, our New Year Resolution is the equivalent of trying to change the atmosphere by manipulating a weather vane – and that, I´m sure we can agree on, can never work!

Real change has it´s origin in the world within – a thought that´s coupled with feeling creates a certain belief that causes a specific action that produces a result.

“5. This puts us in an entirely new relation to our environment, opening up
possibilities previously undreamed of, and this by an orderly sequence of law which
is naturally involved in our new mental attitude.
6. Mind is creative and the principle upon which this law is based is sound and
legitimate and is inherent in the nature of things; but this creative power does not
originate in the individual, but in the Universal, which is the source and fountain of
all energy and substance, the individual is simply the channel for the distribution of
this energy. The individual is the means by which the Universal produces the
various combinations which result in the formation of phenomena.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

To create a different result we need to start with the thought and attach the feelings that build the belief supporting the action that needs to be taken to produce the desired result.
And that starts with deciding on a desired outcome, igniting this desire with feeling and thereby deliberately chose the belief that will lead to the action necessary to get the desired outcome.

“In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the differences of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is – I will form good habits and become their slave.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, The Scroll marked I

“26. But the thought must be clear cut, steady, fixed, definite, unchangeable; you
cannot take one step forward and two steps backward, neither can you spend
twenty or thirty years of your life building up negative conditions as the result of
negative thoughts, and then expect to see them all melt away as the result of
fifteen or twenty minutes of right thinking.
27. If you enter into the discipline necessary to bring about a radical change in your
life, you must do so deliberately, after giving the matter careful thought and full
consideration, and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision.
28. This discipline, this change of thought, this mental attitude will not only bring
you the material things which are necessary for your highest and best welfare, but
will bring health and harmonious conditions generally.
29. If you wish harmonious conditions in your life, you must develop an harmonious
mental attitude.
30. Your world without will be a reflection of your world within.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

This brings us to the question why so many people live lives with resolutions and no real change and for me this was a two step process.

  1. I honestly didn´t know better
  2. I was not willing (yet) to put in the work – frankly, real change is hard work…

“I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.
I will persist until I succeed.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, The Scroll marked III

“I persist until I succeed!”

No room for a bail out here, backdoor closed, bridges burned…
No retreat, no surrender – I persist and I win!

“24. Yet there are many who are not ready to enter into the discipline necessary to
think correctly, even though it is evident that wrong thinking has brought failure.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

Are You ready for some real change???

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Whatever choice is right for You right now I wish You the best year ever, filled with love, health, harmony, happiness and success!

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How to know what we really thought

I don´t know if You´re familiar with Michael Dooley, the guy behind the tiny daily newsletter ”Thoughts from the Universe” but I personally really like his stuff. It´s often funny (not all newsletters are), thought worthy (pretty few are) and true (that´s rare in todays world) and sometimes he hits me with something that really makes me stop in my tracks and focus for quite a while – that´s why its so good to check our email after all the important stuff is done… Sometimes (or rather often) we get distracted.
What distracted me this time was:

“Your physical senses give you many perks, Claes: smelling the flowers, sipping the cocoa, reading the funnies, and feeling the velvet, to name just a few. But perhaps their greatest gift lies in presenting you with the opportunity to assess the world around you at any given point in your life, to compare what you think you’ve been thinking to what you’ve really been thinking.”

Wait a second, read that again…

“Your physical senses give you many perks, Claes: smelling the flowers, sipping the cocoa, reading the funnies, and feeling the velvet, to name just a few. But perhaps their greatest gift lies in presenting you with the opportunity to assess the world around you at any given point in your life, to compare what you think you’ve been thinking to what you’ve really been thinking.

So what is really said here is that looking at our lives as they are today are showing us what and how our thoughts were in the past, giving us an awesome opportunity to evaluate what worked and what did not. Not in the sense of the world, just compared to how we wished/hoped/planned to live our life.
Not only can we make this analysis, we can also pretty easily figure out what part of our thinking to keep and which thoughts we need to replace with ones that serve our purpose better.

Maybe 10 years agoI discovered James Allens book ”As a Man Thinketh” and read in it now and then over the years and as it is recommended reading in the Master Key Experience i picked it up again and for the last month or so I´ve read parts of it quite often and would like to share a few paragraphs.

“Thought and character are one, and as character can only manifest and discover itself through environment and circumstance, the outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state. This does not mean that a man’s circumstances at any given time are an indication of his entire character, but that those circumstances are so intimately connected with some vital thought-element within himself that, for the time being, they are indispensable to his development.
…….

Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow; he then becomes the rightful master of himself.”

So, as soon as we realize that our thoughts are the cause and our circumstances are the effects we can start replacing the ones that lead us away from where we want to go with such that supports our goals and dreams and with focus this process can be fairly quick and easy!

“Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue, parts of the brain, nerve
or muscle. This produces an actual physical change in the construction of the
tissue. Therefore it is only necessary to have a certain number of thoughts on a
given subject in order to bring about a complete change in your physical
organization.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System” Part XXVII:24

The Master Key Experience provides us with an array of tools and methods to do just that and here´s an idea on how and why it works.

Just imagine to be part of an environment where everyone works to adjust their though habits to better serve their purpose!
Do You think it would encourage You?

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Week 11 – Change

“It is well, however, to remember that while every effect is the result of a cause, the effect in turn becomes a cause, which creates other effects, which in turn create still other causes; so that when you put the law of attraction into operation you must remember that you are starting a train of causation for good or otherwise which may have endless possibilities.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System” Part 11

I´ve always had important knowledge come kind of backwards into my life, often I experienced something new and then later learned what it ment by reading about something similar or hearing it brought up in conversation.
Now I´m in this remarkable place of being honored with changing one of my PPN´s and I´ve had the feeling that this would be necessary for quite a while now and even discussed it with my guide as well as Mark this past weekend.
Since I first did the PPN exercise with Go90Grow in spring 2012 I´ve had not a shadow of a doubt the the oxygen of my soul consists of “Liberty” and “Autonomy”.
Just these last few weeks I started feeling less connected to the latter…

Monday morning it hit me:

“1. Inductive reasoning is the process of the objective mind by which we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all.  2. Induction proceeds by comparison of facts; it is this method of studying nature which has resulted in the discovery of a reign of law which has marked an epoch in human progress.
3. It is the dividing line between superstition and intelligence; it has eliminated the elements of uncertainty and caprice from men’s lives and substituted law, reason, and certitude.
4. It is the “Watchman at the Gate” mentioned in a former lesson.
5. When, by virtue of this principle, the world to which the senses were accustomed had been revolutionized; when the sun had been arrested in his course, the apparently flat earth had been shaped into a ball and set whirling around him; when the inert matter had been resolved into active elements, and the universe presented itself wherever we directed the telescope and microscope, full of force, motion and life; we are constrained to ask by what possible means the delicate forms of organization in the midst of it are kept in order and repair.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System” Part 11

So, lets look at Autonomy
Merriam-Webster (fittingly enough “An Encyclopaedia Brittanica Company”) says:

  1. the quality or state of being self-governingespecially :  the right of self-government
  2. self-directing freedom and especially moral independence
  3. a self-governing state
  4. the quality or state of being independent, free, and self-directing
  5. independence from the organism as a whole in the capacity of a part for growth, reactivity, or responsiveness

The blue parts would refer to an individual and here are the good news hidden…

Since we moved to Cyprus over a year ago I have appropriated that sort of freedom and independence for myself.

  • 2014-12-07 14.09.57I plan my days as I please (and not to far ahead) with no need to report to or confer with anyone in that regard except by my own choice as in case with my wife
  • There´s no place I need to show up at a certain time I haven´t deliberately chosen myself
  • I accept the full responsibility for my choices and live my life governed by integrity and moral values

So what basically bugged me for weeks was the feeling of striving for something that was already part of my life.
Just imagine for a moment, if You will, the power of the human mind and the material we´re working with here!

In the late spring of 2012 I was struggling in NWM, frustrated with my life and just starting getting really serious with a woman I didn´t feel worthy of at the time.
I stumbled onto Go90Grow, started with “Think&Grow Rich”, defined my PPN´s and started working on my DMP. Got my first draft rejected (yes, seriously, and rightly so – it was awful) by the Fabulous Davene, rewrote it quite a few times and finally got it straightened out enough to make it work.

Fast forward just 2,5 short years and I already incorporated one of my PPN´s into my every dayfollowbliss life, I´m married to that woman (my Marvelous Maria), we´re happier than ever and experience this Master Key together. My business is growing and I enjoy a degree of self esteem, peace of mind and faith towards my future that I never thought possible at that day in 2012 when I typed in my CC details.

Yet, I must have had this picture in my mind. And as murky, fuzzy and indefinite it was at times, still the benevolent laws of the universe amplified it to the extent that I now live it:

“18. We are first to believe that our desire has already been fulfilled, its
accomplishment will then follow. This is a concise direction for making use of the
creative power of thought by impressing on the Universal subjective mind, the
particular thing which we desire as an already existing fact.
19. We are thus thinking on the plane of the absolute and eliminating all
consideration of conditions or limitation and are planting a seed which, if left
undisturbed, will finally germinate into external fruition.
20. To review: Inductive reasoning is the process of the objective mind, by which
we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the
common factor that gives rise to them all. We see people in every civilized country
on the globe, securing results by some process which they do not seem to
understand themselves, and to which they usually attach more or less mystery. Our
reason is given to us for the purpose of ascertaining the law by which these results
are accomplished.
21. The operation of this thought process is seen in those fortunate natures that
possess everything that others must acquire by toil, who never have a struggle with
conscience because they always act correctly, and can never conduct themselves
otherwise than with tact, learn everything easily, complete everything they begin
with a happy knack, live in eternal harmony with themselves, without ever
reflecting much what they do, or ever experiencing difficulty or toil.
22. The fruit of this thought is, as it were, a gift of the gods, but a gift which few as
yet realize, appreciate, or understand. The recognition of the marvelous power
which is possessed by the mind under proper conditions and the fact that this
power can be utilized, directed, and made available for the solution of every human
problem is of transcendental importance.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System” Part 11

And I´m immensely grateful being able to help a few people refining their DMP´s, returning the favor Dave did me back then and be of service to others who have their own journey in front of them.

Which again lets me experience before I learn, my new PPN “legacy”, has been growing increasingly more important in me. I´m honored and humbled to re-think, re-feel and re-write my DMP to embrace the change in me and how this affects my future self. Skärmklipp 2014-12-10 23.43.57
As a yellow my natural notion is to rush into this task and it just fills me with awe how brilliantly orchestrated this experience is as
I´d already planned a solo hike this coming weekend which now presents itself us the perfect opportunity to give this act of service to my future self the attention it needs.

Mahalo for taking the time to read this post, I appreciate You!

Week 10 – Struggle???

2014-10-09 21.46.51No, I´m not struggling right now – actually I experience a serenity, peace of mind and connection with the source as I´ve never experienced it before.
The mental diet has been, and still is, extremely helpful and I feel liberatingly detached from the results of my efforts and other peoples actions as well as reaction while at the same time being more passionate than ever in doing my best, delivering on my promises and holding myself to the highest level of honesty and integrity.

Though I know perfectly well what it means to struggle in life and even to live a struggle and that leads us to the point of this blog.

How is it that humans are the only creature on the planet that experience struggle in their life???
And at the same time we´re the only creative creature on the planet, what the f*ck???
Are we creating our own struggle???
Did I do just that earlier in my life???

Most certainly!!!

“1. Abundance is a natural law of the Universe. The evidence of this law is
conclusive; we see it on every hand. Everywhere Nature is lavish, wasteful,
extravagant. Nowhere is economy observed in any created thing. Profusion is
manifested in everything. The millions and millions of trees and flowers and
plants and animals and the vast scheme of reproduction where the process of
creating and recreating is forever going on, all indicates the lavishness with
which Nature has made provision for man. That there is an abundance for
everyone is evident, but that many fail to participate in this abundance is also
evident; they have not yet come into a realization of the Universality of all
substance, and that mind is the active principle whereby we are related to the
things we desire.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 10

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Nothing alive in nature makes a conscious decision to grow and develop, nor does it need to make that decision. A straw of grass as well as a gigantic oak tree follows it´s nature to grow as high as it´s genes allow. A wolf naturally strives to rise in the hierarchy of the pack, the elk and the deer grows bigger horns for every season and the individuals that survive and grow strong will mate and leave that legacy of strength to continue.

“18. We see the law in operation everywhere; all nature testifies to the
operation of the law by silently, constantly expressing itself in the law of
growth. Where there is growth, there must be life; where there is life there
must be harmony, so that everything that has life is constantly attracting to
itself the conditions and the supply which is necessary for its most complete
expression.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 10

Only humans have the ability to override the natural drive to excel that comes naturally for every other living thing.
Ever thought about what that means in regard to our power?

As the only creature we don´t just have to accept the Law of Growth, we can actually choose how to use it – doesn´t that just blow Your mind???
The Law of Growth “forces” everything in nature to maximize it´s potential, to be the best and man is the only species that is POWERFUL enough to control this Law by simple making up his/her mind about WHAT should grow!

And if that is not fascinating enough – let´s take a look around and see how most people use this tremendous power… WHY???

Well, regardless of HOW and WHY the human species apparently is aiming at collectively annihilate not just it´s own but the entire planet we live on just as most individuals are about to annihilate themselves as a sacrifice to the collective there seems to be a intriguingly easy way to change the whole struggle part…

Add to that the simple techniques we are taught in this course synergistically working together to move our focus from the concrete around us to the gold within and gives us the ability to influence the world around us with the good we´re developing within!

“24. What, then, is the correct principle? Concentrate on the things you want, not on
the things you do not want. Think of abundance; idealize the methods and plans for
putting the Law of Abundance into operation. Visualize the condition which the Law
of Abundance creates; this will result in manifestation.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 7

And now let us expand on this a minute…

What if everyone on this course tells a few others about the Mental Diet?
What if we spread the story that there´s a way to effortless success?
What if everyone of us could give the gift of the MK to just a few friends?

Could we change the world together? Without struggle?

Well, if it´s true (and I haven´t found any evidence or reason to believe it´s not…) that:

  1. The outer world is a perfect reflexion of the inner world
  2. We have absolute control over the inner world through the thoughts we choose to entertain

There should not be any room for doubt that a comparably small number of minds who consciously add to each others power through persistent and focused effort can achieve astonishing results. Intriguing, isn´t it?

So what can we do with this? What does it mean?

For me it has meant giving myself permission to follow my heart and walk away from the cement and the “River of Dreams”. To take a step back from what´s considered success in society and ask myself what success means to me.
To do my very best to pursue my goals from integrity and through serving others by looking at not what´s in it for me or for them but what´s in it for us.
And at that point of mutual interest and collaboration, that´s where the magic happens, that´s where the struggle ends and the ease of life takes its place.

In the end it´s all a choice, preferably a conscious one, what we make important in our lives and how we feel about it. And as we have complete control over the only thing that really matters, our thoughts, let us all be:

  • Whole
  • Perfect
  • Strong
  • Powerful
  • Loving
  • Harmonious
  • Happy

Thank You for taking the time to read this post, I appreciate You!

Week 8 – Visualizzzzze

visualizationThe second step in converting a thought or idea into reality is, according to Haanel,  visualization.
Of course this step is preceded by idealization, creating the idea of what I want to achieve, and followed by materialization, the natural result of visualization. In my understanding meaning that the image I hold in my mind does, if strong and emotionalized enough, fire signals in my subconscious mind that in turn trigger actions that effortlessly bring forth the desired results.

“Let me illustrate. Thought results in action, if your thought is constructive and
harmonious, the result will be good; if your thought is destructive or inharmonious,
the result will be evil.
There is therefore but one law, one principle, on cause, one Source of Power, and
good and evil are simply words which have been coined to indicate the result of our
action, or our compliance or non-compliance with this law.”
Charles Haanel “The Master Key System” Part 8, Introduction

So the visualization process is important, even vitally important, to create the blueprint and inject the necessary emotions that stimulate the subconscious to attract the desired outcome. In other words, deciding what I want is not even close to enough, I need to SEE it and FEEL it to put the Law of Attraction to work for me.

“12. A builder cannot build a structure of any kind until he has first received the creative-visualization-for-art
plans from the architect, and the architect must get them from his imagination.
13. The Captain of Industry cannot build a giant corporation which may coordinate
hundreds of smaller corporations and thousands of employees, and utilize millions
of dollars of capital until he has first created the entire work in his imagination.
Objects in the material world are as clay in the potter’s hand; it is in the Master
Mind that the real things are created, and it is by the use of the imagination that
the work is done. In order to cultivate the imagination it must be exercised.
Exercise is necessary to cultivate mental muscle as well as physical muscle. It must
be supplied with nourishment or it cannot grow.”
Charles Haanel “The Master Key System” Part 8

And this is where I have gotten myself into trubbel, deep trubbel….

I cannot remember that I ever had a visual imagination, that I could willingly produce pictures in my mind of anything. Honestly I struggled hard with the photography exercise a few weeks ago, studying a picture of my Marvelous Maria from our wedding day and then finding myself utterly unable to see the picture of my beloved in my mind just seconds after I closed my eyes.
Without further contemplation I jumped to the conclusion that the gift of visualizing in my mind just wasn´t part of my talents and accepted that.

Well, this week taught me otherwise…

“15. Constructive imagination means mental labor, by some considered to be the
hardest kind of labor, but, if so, it yields the greatest returns, for all the great
things in life have come to men and women who had the capacity to think, to
imagine, and to make their dreams come true.”
Charles Haanel “The Master Key System” Part 8

So I just didn´t work hard enough to develop the faculty of visualization. Yet…

And even more concerning, I actually dug myself an ever deeper hole of “non-visualization-capacity” by accepting the difficulty as a permanent part of my make up.

“16. When you have become thoroughly conscious of the fact that Mind is the only
creative principle, that it is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent, and that you
can consciously come into harmony with this Omnipotence through your power of
thought, you will have taken a long step in the right direction.
17. The next step is to place yourself in position to receive this power. As it is
Omnipresent, it must be within you. We know that this is so because we know that
all power is from within, but it must be developed, unfolded, cultivated; in order to
do this we must be receptive, and this receptivity is acquired just as physical
strength is gained, by exercise.
18. The law of attraction will certainly and unerringly bring to you the conditions,
environment, and experiences in life, corresponding with your habitual,
characteristic, predominant mental attitude. Not what you think once in a while
when you are in church, or have just read a good book, BUT your predominant
mental attitude is what counts.”
Charles Haanel “The Master Key System” Part 8

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When this hit me during one of the sits early this week (yes, my mind wandered away from the battleship) I felt just an incredible relief.
I had created this limitation and I could therefore remove it from myself.
I got strongly reminded of this quote by Henry Ford.

I'm Possible
Also I got reminded of Mark J´s take om the word “impossible” that impacted me so strongly at last years Go90Grow live event in Kauai, and that I somehow put aside in just this situation.

 

 

 

Needless to say my ability to visualization and use my imagination took a quantum leap upwards due to this insight and my decision to stop limiting myself and instead use positive affirmations before sitting. Telling myself that I´m a master of visualization has proved helpful and really improved the clarity of the images in my mind.

I´m fascinated by the power of the old blueprint in this regard, working so hard to survive by doing it´s worst to hold me back. Telling me lies that were so easy to believe, just because I heard them so many times.
The capacity to observe these processes in my mind and being able to voluntarily change the unconscious ideas and consciously choose the ideals I want to hold in my mind fills me with gratefulness.
The material of this course, the design and the wonderful service provided by the staff and guides has already made an immensely valuable progress in my life!

A few days ago my good friend Liselott, who went through the MK last year, asked me what the main take home was for me so far.
Without hesitating I answered that I just don´t sweat the small stuff anymore the way I used to – and that in it self is just wonderful!

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So, until next week and beyond, build beautiful images in Your mind, be all that You will to beand greet this day with love in Your heart!

I sure will!

Thanks for taking the time to read this post, I appreciate You!