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Week 14 – New Years Resolutions vs. Real Change

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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Week 13 – Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!

Never before have these words rang as true with me as this year, never did they resonate so thoroughly with the center of my being, my heart and my soul!

“1. It has been the tendency, and, as might be proved, a necessity for science to
seek the explanation of everyday facts by a generalization of those others which
are less frequent and form the exception. Thus does the eruption of the volcano
manifest the heat which is continually at work in the interior of the earth and to
which the latter owes much of her configuration.
2. Thus does the lightning reveal a subtle power constantly busy to produce
changes in the inorganic world, and, as dead languages now seldom heard were
once ruling among the nations, so does a giant tooth in Siberia, or a fossil in the
depth of the earth, not only bear record of the evolution of past ages, but thereby
explains to us the origin of the hills and valleys which we inhabit today.
3. In this way a generalization of facts which are rare, strange, or form the
exception, has been the magnetic needle guiding to all the discoveries of inductive
science.
4. This method is founded upon reason and experience and thereby destroyed
superstition, precedent and conventionality.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 13

Now in the 13th week of the Master Key Experience I can look back and see why I feel that way and the answer lies in the “Law of Growth” faithfully applied and expressed in a POA (plan of action) executed daily and in the other techniques we´ve learned throughout this course.

I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy!

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“Part Thirteen which follows tells why the dreams of the dreamer come true. It explains the law of causation by which dreamers, inventors, authors, financiers, bring about the realization of their desires.
It explains the law by which the thing 
pictured upon our mind eventually becomes our own.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 13 Intro

So, dreams come true, and at some point during the last three or so months (and, frankly, I don´t think it happened at a single occasion)  this fact really took hold of me and permeated my being to the degree that I know that I know that I know this system works.
Not just for others but for me….

“18. What, then, is the proper method of procedure? What are we to think in orderEmerson_destined
to secure what we really desire? What you and I desire, what we all desire, what
every one is seeking, is Happiness and Harmony. If we can be truly happy we shall
have everything the world can give. If we are happy ourselves we can make others
happy.
19. But we cannot be happy unless we have, health, strength, congenial friends,
pleasant environment, sufficient supply, not only to take care of our necessities but
to provide for those comforts and luxuries to which we are entitled.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 13

I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy!

And, yes I am harmonious and I am happy – more now then I can remember I ever was before!
Probably there was a time during childhood, before the “concrete” and the “river of dreams” had worked there wicked magic, when I was in that natural, innocent state of innate happiness and harmony that is the birthright of everyone of us!
Then I lost “it”, as so many of us do, and it took all these years to rediscover that state to the degree I am at today, knowing that there´s nothing to fear, that there´s only good, that everything I can possibly want is possible to achieve. 

“23. Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore creative, but make no mistake,
thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and
constructively directed; and herein is the difference between idle thinking, which is
simply a dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means practically
unlimited achievement.
Emerson_what lies24. We have found that everything we get comes to us by the Law of Attraction. A
happy thought cannot exist in an unhappy consciousness; therefore the
consciousness must change, and, as the consciousness changes, all conditions
necessary to meet the changed consciousness must gradually change, in order to
meet the requirements of the new situation.
25. In creating a Mental Image or an Ideal, we are projecting a thought into the
Universal Substance from which all things are created. This Universal Substance is
Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient. Are we to inform the Omniscient as to
the proper channel to be used to materialize our demand? Can the finite advise the
Infinite? This is the cause of failure; of every failure. We recognize the
Omnipresence of the Universal Substance, but we fail to appreciate the fact that
this substance is not only Omnipresent, but is Omnipotent and Omniscient, and
consequently will set causes in motion concerning which we may be entirely
ignorant.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 13

And that´s about what I´ve done these last few weeks and months, by following the instructions I´ve bombarded my subconscious mind, from every conceivably angle, with what I want!!!

No wonder this is a Merry Christmas!!!
It´s also a very Harmonious and Happy Christmas!!!

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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 9 – I am…

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I´m whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving harmonious and happy!

How fitting isn´t the timing of throwing that affirmation into the mix at this point, I just love the progression of this experience.

 

 

Admittedly I´m getting a little bit behind on the exercises, I´m in Stockholm, all my “shapes-Skärmklipp 2014-11-24 22.56.44missing-a-color” are at home on Cyprus and I know that this might slow me down some – or not. Honestly my schedule is just a little bit to filled up this week to go somewhere and get them printed anew and I choose to give myself a bit of a slack here instead.
Maybe I can just hold all the “missing-shapes-and-colors” in my minds eye (yes, visualization improves day by day) and let it be for now.

Talking about happy – I´ve been telling myself that I just stand the weather here because we´re going home to Cyprus on Saturday and that means escaping this climate for quite a few weeks again.
Today I had to admit that I´d been unconsciously lying to myself in this regard, I´m just too occupied creating, manifesting and being happy to be disturbed by something like weather.
As much as I despise lying, especially to myself, this was such a wonderful insight and gave me just another dose of personal social proof that this process works even better than I had hoped for.

I cannot remember a time when I felt so little pressure from myself to get things done and on the other hand I´m amazed at how much I actually am accomplish, seemingly without effort.
And, more importantly, when I try to cramp more stuff into my day than is possible to get away with, I´m now able to take a step back, ask myself what´s important to me and my future and go for that.
Just a wonderful feeling of respons ability instead of overwhelm 😀

Basically I can feel myself turning more and more towards the compass, catching myself ever sooner when I at times get of track and immediately steering back towards the future me I´m creating.
Catching myself slipping and adjusting the course is a case of self defense, defense of my future self, my creation worth every sacrifice. The life I´m born to live and chose to defend by laying down the life I used to default to.

Starting to grasp the bigger picture of thought and how the mechanism really works makes me even more focused and eager to learn more, understand more and be able to utilize my mind to the fullest of it´s immense potential.
Just thinking of how most people, including myself, have been taught to limit the use of their mind to fit into society instead of flower as the incredibly powerful creatures of light and beauty we were meant to be and can choose to set free, motivates me even more to spread the word, be an example and be of greater service in helping people get rid of their concrete.

So let us end this with one of the great defenders of the mind:

Thanks 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!