Parts 3 and 4 of what we know as The BluePrint Builder focuses on developing self-confidence: ” … therefore I devote ten minutes a day to demanding of myself the development of self-confidence.” And “I have clearly written down a description of my Definite Main Purpose in life and I persist until I have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.”
Check out how Alex Brown works with that in his blog:read more
Sometines we see old ladies and sometimes we see beautiful young women. It all depends on our perspective. When we’re young, we see the features of age, so unlike ourselves, and label them different. When we are older, we see the same features, so similar to ourselves, and label them like us. The same is true with these weekly lessons from Haanel.
Check out how Andrea views her week:read more
“Accept as true; take to be true / be confident about something/
credit with veracity / follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer/
judge or regard; look upon; judge”
Pretty remarkable that all of these are usages and definitions of ‘believe.’
Haanel’s Lesson Seven challenges us to unite the qualities within ourselves that create our heart’s desire. Every lesson before this has led us to this moment. In 7.-12. He loads up on us:
“The law is that thought will manifest form, and only one who knows how to be the divine thinker of his own thoughts can ever take a Master’s place and speak with authority.” (italics mine)
This is my third time through Haanel and I never noticed this statement before. It’s an example to me of how my consciousness opens to awareness at its own pace. Sort of like not expecting the inner folds of a blossom to unfurl before its outer ones.
So, we have several ways to array this manifestation process.
Mark J teaches Thought + Feeling + Belief = Action = Results
Haanel starts with Thought + Action = Materialization but then he throws into the Thought process Idealization, Visualization, Feeling, & Expectation. He follows up with Faith, Confidence & Concentration. For my part when he gets to Firm Demand and explains it as Will, I change Will to Choice since the concept of Free Will defies my experience. (If you think you have Free Will, then demonstrate it by levitating.) Not a big deal, just a personal preference.
Back to Belief; it has many usages, all of which are related. Let’s look at Belief within the context of Manifestation per Haanel. “Accept as true.” Some say Acceptance is the first law of spirit. If we do not at least accept that Manifestation per Thought is true, then we are left outside of the ballpark, unable to play the game.
“Be confident about something.” The Blueprint builder that we recite each morning is all about Confidence. Haanel teaches that it builds in us endurance and courage. Fill up my cup, kind sir.
And finally “follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer” For this one we consult the Christian – Judeo Bible. In Hebrews 11 -1
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Well, folks, there is nothing new under the sun. From the Blueprint Builder: “I cause others to believe (read ‘have faith’) in me because I believe in them and in myself.”
In the end, we are left to become “divine thinkers of our own thoughts” and to manifest our Definite Main Purpose through our Will/Choice.
Keep the Faith.
Pay It Forward. It’s that time again in The Master Keys MasterMind Alliance (MKMMA) when we choose to offer the same opportunity to the next class that was afforded us; to wit: the 2017 class paid our tuition and now we vote as a group to do the same for the 2019 class.
Historically, ‘Pay it forward’ was used as a key plot element in the denouement of a New Comedy play by Menander, Dyskolos (a title which can be translated as “The Grouch”). Dyskolos was a prizewinning play in ancient Athens in 317 BC; however, the text of the play was lost and it was only recovered and republished in 1957.read more
Ah, the wonder of my lovely subconscious! It listens and then it acts, or it listens and then I act.
Do it now, I said, many times to myself out aloud and lo and behold it was done. What was done? the eternal ‘it’ that, up until now, always is left undone, only to be remembered when I am where I cannot do it. Repeat out loud Do It Now twenty-five times twice daily. b.i.d. as we say in medicine.read more
This has been a great week as a Guide to watch my members process the MKE information. As I told someone, this is not a difficult course but it is also not an easy course, especially in the beginning. Much of our success depends on our willingness to plunge in and meet each challenge as it appears. We get to see how our old blueprint wants us to respond under stress, recognize it and change the pattern. After all, in the beginning, that is the job of the Conscious Mind. Plant the seed as my member Aissa puts it so well:read more
Re-reading Lesson One of Charles Haanel’s Master Keys this week is like a visit from an old friend. I wrestled mush less with his ideas of Universal Mind as the ultimate source of creation because I realize this time I can use an old axiom from my teacher: “If it works, use it. If it stops working, have the wit to let it go.”read more
Pretty interesting concept. Let’s define our terms: Definition of knowledge. 1 a (1) : the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association -Merriam Webster Dictionary.
Haanel claims it won’t apply itself but it seems, by definition, it already has since we cannot gain it except through experience or association.read more
I’ve been experiencing an interesting phenomena: as I assist others in the Master Key Master Mind Alliance, I am challenged to focus on my business and on staying involved in the MKMMA course itself.
As usual, by reading the blogs of those in the course, of their inner and outer process as they align themselves with these teachings, it assists me in re-centering myself. Cool beans.
Another ‘aha moment’ for me recently is an awareness of the importance and the difference between my meditation and ‘the sit’. For me my daily meditation is a very specific activity. I’ve been doing it since I was twenty-five with an even greater devotion in the last twenty years. I mention this because it definitely is my priority when I sit down and close my eyes every morning. Truthfully, after an hour of what I call my Spiritual Exercises, I’m done, I’m cooked, I’m primed for the day.
As a consequence, I have not fully given ‘the sit’ the attention it deserves. Today I gave it my full attention. I employed the advanced techniques that Mark teaches and I found it very valuable. Information came forward that I had veen unable to access consciously. (Ironically, I learned those self-same techniques years ago in a personal growth seminar but have never been consistent with them.) “When all else fails, follow directions.” Ever hear that one?
My life certainly is as joyful as I make it. Haanel is all over the thought process, our control of it and taking responsibility for its effects.
Make mine a jigger of Joy over Loving in a daily shot of Enthusiasm!read more
“Habit: a settled tendency or usual pattern of behavior.”
– Merriam-Webster Dictionary
It’s always a challenge for me to do the things that I know will set and keep me on the right track. There’s a part of me that resists the change, that feels that I’ll be sacrificing behaviors that I deserve to enjoy. That’s the nub of it; ‘behaviors that I deserve to enjoy’.
When I put it that way, I have to admit to myself that those behaviors are mostly habits that don’t support me. They don’t support the goals I have set for myself and, if I’m honest with myself, they are behaviors that have likely been responsible for the lack of traction in my goals for much of my life.
“Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits ate the unlocked door to failure.” – Mandino
The reminder here is that habits, either good or bad, become ingrained through use, constant use. My experience has been that I develop and maintain good habits which begin to produce positive effects for me and then my schedule gets disrupted (travel, vacation, deadlines, etc.) and I forego my habitual positive behaviors and before I know it, I’m on the outside of my regimented, positive life looking in and back at what was working for me, trying to develop the momentum to get it all going again, when I know, from a lifetime of process, that the only way to do it, is to do it.
“It is another of nature’s laws, that only a habit can subdue another habit.” – ibid.
If it is true that the world without is a reflection of the world within, it is also true that sometimes the route to change is to simply to begin the act desired, ignoring the inner voices. I may definitely not be up for arising before dawn to workout, but if I lay out my exercise clothes at bedtime, and force myself out of bed and start to dress and proceed on the basis of a decision made beforehand, the next thing I know I am putting one foot in front of the other and pretty soon I’m in the middle of my workout feeling pretty good about myself.
Of course, it was my inner decision the night before that conducted the whole process.
“The world within is the cause, the works without the effect; to change the effect you must change the cause.” – Haanel, 1-36.read more