Masterkey Wk 12–Resetting our Set Point

IMG_6782WOW – —  I am not sure if I mentioned this before, but I have read many books on personal development.  Only now, since I have been a part of this mind altering  Master Key experience, have I realized how much untapped knowledge I have gained from these books.  In this weeks lesson Haanel tells us in paragraph 3. ” We know that thought is building for us the thing we think of and actually bringing it nearer, yet we find it difficult to banish fear, anxiety or discouragement, all of which are powerful thought force, and which continually send the things we desire further away, so that it is often one step forward and two steps back.”

In his book Psycho Cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz explains that the subconscious mind is like a thermostat.  The set point is our comfort range. We can decide that we do not like the life we are currently living and start working harder or put in more hours to gain the life we desire and we may see a substantial increase for a while, but before long fear and anxiety of being out of our comfort zone brings us right back to our former life.  So no matter how hard we try to change our circumstances outwardly, our subconscious mind brings us back to our safe place; the place where we do not have to worry about getting hurt or feeling uncomfortable.  I have been down this road several times in my life, never understanding why I always ended up sabotaging my positive results and ending up back living one check to next.

Haanel goes on to explain in paragraph 4 “the only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward.  Eternal vigilance is the price of success.  There are three steps, and each one is absolutely essential.  You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.”

Understanding the power we possess has become been a huge breakthrough for me.  I always realized that God lived within me, but never understood the significance of that.  Learning that we have access to Infinite power by living in harmony with natural laws and by simply learning how to think;  we can be, do or have anything is amazing.

Knowledge of the power available without the courage to act upon it renders that knowledge useless.  We need to be willing to step out of our safety zone and access the power we have learned about.  To know and not to act is not knowing at all.  This takes courage, a willingness to fail and learn, to be ridiculed and persevere, or in the words of Captain Kirk “to boldly go where no man has gone before”.  In my case it would be to boldly go where I have never been before.

Okay, so I have the knowledge and the courage to dare, but what is going to stop me from going back to my old self?  FAITH.  Realizing that as long as I persist and believe and have a clear-cut razor focus of my desired life it will be manifested into reality and become my new comfort zone.  As my coach so adeptly put it, “we need to get comfortable, with being uncomfortable”.

Continuing to chip away

Hope you all had an amazing week!!

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Wk 11- You ARE a difference maker

In the preface to week 11, Haanel writes, “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”.

When I read this it took me back to a talk Andy Andrews gave on his book “Mastering the Seven Decisions”.  He talked about “The Butterfly Effect”.  In 1963 it became known in a thesis, which stated a butterfly could flap it’s wings and the molecules of air that it moved could move more molecules, which moved more molecules and could potentially create a hurricane on the other side of the world.  Although this thesis was laughed at when originally presented to the academy of sciences, in the mid 90’s it was proven correct, not only with air but any form of moving matter, including people.  It became the Law of Sensitive Dependence Upon Initial Conditions and it works every time.  He goes on to tell the story of Norman Borlaug, a scientist, who in 1970 won the Nobel Peace Prize for the development of high yielding grains that had saved the lives of a billion people around the world.

Or was it Henry A. Wallace that was responsible for saving all of those lives.  In 1940, Wallace became Vice President of the United Sates and was responsible for setting up experimental stations in Mexico to improve the corn yield. One of the first scientists hired was Norman Borlaug.  Without this idea of improving corn yields, would Borlaug have developed the grains.So maybe Henry Wallace was the one responsible for saving all those lives.

….or was it George Washington Carver.  While at Iowa State, Carver would occasionally take a six year, Wallace with him on field trips and instilled in the boy a love for the study of plants. Wallace is credited with developing some of the first hybrid corn varieties.  So maybe George Washington Carver was the one responsible for saving the billion people

….  orrr was it Moses Carver, a farmer in a slave State that didn’t believe in slavery.  When his farm was raided by the KKK and Mary Washington and her baby son  were taken, Moses made a deal to trade his horse for the baby boy who had been taken,knowing that Mary had already been killed.  Moses and his wife raised the boy and gave him their name, George Washington Carver. so maybe it was Moses who was responsible for saving all those lives…. or maybe…

As you can see the number of events leading up to Norman Borlaug’s Nobel Prize could potentially go back to the beginning of time. So those days when you are feeling small and don’t believe you have any significance in this world, know this; every decision we make has an effect.

For me, the person that has quit this course more times than I care to express, the importance of guarding the creative, or subconscious mind by using our objective mind to ensure only thoughts that are in accordance with the 7 Laws of the Mind reach our subconscious has taken on a whole new importance.

I believe that each and every one of us are creating the future, not only for ourselves and our family, but for all mankind.   It is up to us to decide what effect each one of us will have.

Have a great week, my friends.  Thank you all for being part of my journey.

Still chipping!!

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Masterkey Wk 10 — Application

In this weeks lesson I am reminded of the Chinese Proverb ” to know and not to act is not to know”.  Before I became involved in network marketing I can honestly say that the number of books I had read in my life time could be counted on one hand.  Since my involvement I have realized the need for knowledge, not only about the industry, but also about the proper mindset for doing this type of business.  I have read a countless number of books on both subjects and found myself always seeking more and more knowledge.  Now, there is nothing wrong with gaining knowledge, but somewhere along the line one needs to start applying that knowledge.

Scroll 3 tells us to be persistent.  Once we have the knowledge, we need to start acting on what we have learned. Now, we do live in a microwave world, and want and expect things to happen quickly; however as Mr. Mandino explains success comes to those who persist in doing the little things well.  Always taking one step at a time.  I believe this shows integrity.  A mentor in the mlm industry describes integrity in this way “doing the things you said you were going to do long after the feeling you said them in is gone”.  Scroll three says “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.  With my old blue print my integrity/persistence was quite often compromised by some very legitimate reasons, OKAY, not so legitimate, in fact I believe they are called  “excuses”.  Even today I can find reasons to not blog, not do the exercises. The difference today is that I realize that every cause (choice or decision) has an effect, good or bad.  I was always told the way to success is out of your comfort zone and if you are unwilling to go there you will never find success.  I now realize that it is possible to act outside of your comfort zone, but only for a limited time. With my old blueprint even though  I tried to improve myself, my subconscious mind would always bring me back to the safety of familiar results and feelings, never allowing me to stay out of my comfort zone.  With the MKMMA course I am learning how to establish a new comfort zone that is in line with my true desires and purpose.  As I convey this new comfort zone through thought to my subconscious mind, the Infinite power, will bring about all things necessary to keep me in this new comfort zone.  As I act, ways will appear to take me to my harmonious desires and purpose.

Chipping away a little cement each day, just as with each swing the axe chips away a little wood until the mighty oak falls, so to will the cement fall away to reveal the golden statue within by applying the knowledge  I am gaining each day.

I always keep my promises

 

 

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