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Week 17 – Giving Permission!

This week started out with an insight that at the same time was very annoying and deliberating. Well, I guess that goes for most of them…

At the webcast on Sunday Mark brought up the need for everyone to give ourselves PERMISSION to live the life we were born to live, to free ourselves from ”The River of Dreams” and really dig in there chopping of the cement covering the GOLD that´s really us.

Living in the east European time zone it was, as always, way past bed time when we finally got to sleep and on Monday morning I was waking up with a total lack of energy, not only due to the late night on Sunday, the last few weeks had been filled with a series of insufficient sleep, sub-par food choices and late night social media.

To make matters worse one sentence of my DMP reads:

“To fuel my body with the needed energy I chose to eat Paleo 90% of the time, prioritize sleep and work out developing strength, conditioning and mobility 4x/week or more.”

Which basically means I´ve been lying to myself 3x/day or, to be less harsh, at least failed to meet my own standard for my future self…

Not really my favorite insight on any morning…

So, where did this all come from?

Well, of course from my ”old blueprint” fighting the change, the ”cement” clinging on to me and old (bad) habits lifting their dragon heads spitting venom at the new reality.

All starting with my decision to put some serious effort into my business followed by a major, though surprisingly easy, increase in activity.

What seemed easy to accomplish became fought against on another level, all because – and here we go – I had´t given myself PERMISSION to be the person I intend to become. I was DOING the right things right in one area and at the same time subconsciously setting myself up for temporary defeat by undermining my own energy levels and over time making what had become easy through working the exercises of the Master Key Experience hard to do through self sabotage.

Hmm, how is that for being ”the observer” – I´m pretty darn proud of catching myself just two short weeks into this and being able to make the conscious choice to change that subconscious behavior.

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And the best part is that just a short time ago I would not only not have noticed my slipping that soon, I´d also wasted a lot of time feeling bad about it, beating myself up and reinforcing previous experiences of unworthiness.

Don´t You just LOVE the ”Law of Substitution”, ” The Law of Dual Thought” and the ”Law of Growth”???

This just made me think of the ”sacrifice” part of the DMP, what we´re willing to give up in order to get our dream. Frankly I always had a hard time with that part, both in my own DMP and when helping other people develop theirs. Now it hits me as being merely ”giving up” the person I have been (and that served my survival very well) for the person I intend to become, choosing to

“if I must be a slave to habit let me be a slave to good habits. My bad habits must be destroyed and new furrows prepared for good seed.”
(Og Mandino, ”The Greatest Salesman”, Scroll I)

because:

“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 Hannel, ”The Master Key System”, Part XV

“The same dualism underlies the nature and condition of man. Every excess causes a defect; every defect an excess. Every sweet hath its sour; every evil its good. Every faculty which is a receiver of pleasure has an equal penalty put on its abuse. It is to answer for its moderation with its life. For every grain of wit there is a grain of folly. For every thing you have missed, you have gained something else; and for every thing you gain, you lose something.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, ”Essays: First Series, Essay III”

“24. It is neither good nor bad, it simply is.
25. Our ability to differentiate it into form is our ability to manifest good or evil.
26. Good and evil therefore are not entities, they are simply words which we use to indicate the result of our actions, and these actions are in turn predetermined by the character of our thought.
27. If our thought is constructive and harmonious we manifest good; if it is destructive and discordant we manifest evil.”
Charles Hannel, ”The Master Key System”, Part XVI

So, lets bring this all together, shall we?

In my understanding this means that there´s nothing wrong with the ”cement”, the ”old blueprint” or the habits created and appropriated by me earlier in life. They all served their purpose in someway, some of them in really good ways.

They just don´t serve MY purpose now, they don´t help me advance my life as I´m becoming the person I intend to become.

And that´s why they have to go, that´s why I just need to release them and let them go in peace – while at the same time consciously appropriating and start to LIVE only the habits that support my future self.

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And I know which habits these are, I have seen them all around and even experienced them in myself at different times – meaning I don’t have to acquire anything, learn anything or create anything, merely educe them from within and let them grow.

“10. Spiritual Truth is therefore the controlling factor; it is this which will enable you to grow out of limited attainment and reach a point where you will be able to translate modes of thought into character and consciousness.
11. Concentration does not mean mere thinking of thoughts, but the transmutation of these thoughts into practical values; the average person has no conception of the meaning of concentration. There is always the cry “to have” but never the cry “to be”; they fail to understand that they cannot have one without the other, that they must first find the “kingdom” before they can have the “things added.” Momentary enthusiasm is of no value; it is only with unbounded self-confidence that the goal is reached.
12. The mind may place the ideal a little too high and fall short of the mark; it may attempt to soar on untrained wings and instead of flying, fall to earth; but that is no reason for not making another attempt.
13. Weakness is the only barrier to mental attainment; attribute your weakness to physical limitations or mental uncertainties and try again; ease and perfection are gained by repetition.”……..

“24. Intuition usually comes in the Silence; great minds seek solitude frequently; it is here that all the larger problems of life are worked out. For this reason every businessman who can afford it has a private office, where he will not be disturbed; if you cannot afford a private office you can at least find somewhere, where you can be alone a few minutes each day, to train the thought along lines which will enable you to develop that invincible power which is necessary to achieve.
25. Remember that fundamentally the subconscious is omnipotent; there is no limit to the things that can be done when it is given the power to act. Your degree of success is determined by the nature of your desire. If the nature of your desire is in harmony with Natural Law or the Universal Mind, it will gradually emancipate the mind and give you invincible courage.
26. Every obstacle conquered, every victory gained, will give you more faith in your power, and you will have greater ability to win. Your strength is determined by your mental attitude; if this attitude is one of success, and is permanently held with an unswerving purpose, you will attract to you from the invisible domain the things you silently demand.”
Charles Hannel, ”The Master Key System”, Part XVII

Which brings us back to ”The Sit” – the other exercises, DMP, shapes 2015-01-20 09.57.06
and colors, mental diet, make over and every other aid – and still, ”The Sit”, the Silence.

I promise to give my future Self the gift of Silence more then once a day, I promise to listen to the Silence often, to educe all the good habits my future Self will ever need and then some more, all the wisdom I´m capable of educing and all the kindness I can imagine.
I always keep my promises!

I hereby declare that I willingly and consciously give myself the permission to access the power within me and allow it to grow, the permission to be the best I can be, the permission to be happy for no particular reason, be in harmony with myself, the world and all creatures in it.
I forgive myself unconditionally for not having granted myself this permission earlier!

So, lets end this rather lengthy post with a rather lengthy video – please bear with me to the end, it´s definitely worth the time!

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Week 15 – Creature or Creator?

“I am a unique creature of nature.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, Scroll 4

What if we change a few characters in that sentence?

“I am a unique creator of nature.”

A) Is this a typo in the book?
B) Did Mandino make a misstake?
C) Is it intended? To make the reader think?
D) None of the above?

Your answer is as good as mine!

Lets look at some additional information:

“11. It is love which imparts vitality to thought and thus enables it to germinate. The
law of attraction, or the law of love, for they are one and the same, will bring to it
the necessary material for its growth and maturity.”….

….”20. We know that the Universal Thought has for its goal the creation of form, and
we know that the individual thought is likewise forever attempting to express itself
in form, and we know that the word is a thought form, and a sentence is a
combination of thought forms, therefore, if we wish our ideal to be beautiful or
strong, we must see that the words out of which this temple will eventually be
created are exact, that they are put together carefully, because accuracy in building
words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is a
passport to success.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 15

In my understanding the combined meaning of point 11 and 20 is that we attract what we love by the process of thinking, consciously or unconsciously, of the things we love and wrap these thoughts in words that form the bricks of our temple of creation!

OMG, this is how important out habitual thoughts really are – am I happy for the mental diet, the flashcards, shapes, my DMP, POA etc…

“Life gives no one immunity against adversity, but life gives to everyone the power of positive thought, which is sufficient to master all circumstances of adversity and convert them into benefits. The individual is left with the privilege of using or neglecting to use his prerogative right to think his way through all adversities. Every individual is forced either to use his thought power for the attainment of definite, positive ends, or by neglect or design use this power for the attainment of negative ends. There can be no compromise, no refusal to use the mind.”
Napoleon Hill, “Outwitting the Devil”

“8. This, then, is the way we are consistently creating and recreating ourselves; we are today the result of our past thinking, and we shall be what we are thinking today, the Law of Attraction is bringing to us, not the things we should like, or the things we wish for, or the things some one else has, but it brings us “our own,” the things which we have created by our thought processes, whether consciously or unconsciously. Unfortunately, many of us are creating these things unconsciously.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 5

I could probably quote us all to boredom here and I hope You´re ok with me presuming You get the point.
We are creators of nature as well as creatures of nature and with that we are creators of us creatures of nature.

You, I and everyone else on this planet is unique, unexchangeable and irreplaceable!  

“…for why should the miracle which produced me end with my birth? Why can I not extend that miracle to my deeds of today?”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, Scroll 4

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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.

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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!