Week 4 – The Mysterious Source Which Never Sleeps

Exodus 3:14 I Am That I Am

We have been introduced to that “Mysterious Source Which Never Sleeps” by Og Mandino in this our first month. But, until this week, it may be that I have not recognized that both Mandino and Haanel are speaking to the same energy and entity that operates as precisely and accurately as a Timex watch. Yes, we are speaking about the subconscious or “Subby” as we like to call him/her in the MKMMA.

Think about what Charles F Haanel wrote in Part Four of his book The Master Key System starting with paragraph #4 – 11:

4. When you say “I think,” the “I” tells the mind what it shall think; when you say “I go,” the “I” tells the physical body where it shall go; the real nature of this “I” is spiritual, and is the source of the real power which comes to men and women when they come into a realization of their true nature.

5. The greatest and most marvellous power which this “I” has been given is the power to think, but few people know how to think constructively, or correctly, consequently they achieve only indifferent results. Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind. When a mind becomes mature, it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought.

6. The trained mind knows that every transaction must benefit every person who is in any way connected with the transaction, and any attempt to profit by the weakness, ignorance or necessity of another will inevitably operate to his disadvantage.

7. This is because the individual is a part of the Universal. A part cannot antagonize any other part, but, on the contrary, the welfare of each part depends upon a recognition of the interests of the whole.

8. Those who recognize this principle have a great advantage in the affairs of life. They do not wear themselves out. They can eliminate vagrant thoughts with facility. They can readily concentrate to the highest possible degree on any subject. They do not waste time or money upon objects which can be of no possible benefit to them.

9. If you cannot do these things it is because you have thus far not made the necessary effort. Now is the time to make the effort. The result will be exactly in proportion to the effort expended. One of the strongest affirmations which you can use for the purpose of strengthening the will and realizing your power to accomplish is, “I can be what I will to be.”

10. Every time you repeat it realize who and what this “I” is; try to come into a thorough understanding of the true nature of the “I”; if you do you will become invincible; that is, provided that your objects and purposes are constructive and are therefore in harmony with the creative principle of the Universe.

11. If you make use of this affirmation, use it continuously, night and morning, and as often during the day as you think of it, and continue to do so until it becomes a part of you; form the habit.

Now take these into a sit and think on words of scripture about the words I AM. Most of us heard it as “I Am That I Am” in our Sunday school lessons. But, the ancient Hebrew of Exodus 3:14 lacks a future tense as modern English does, yet a few translations render this name as “I Will Be What I Will Be”, given the context of Yahweh promising to be with his people through their future troubles. Note that they include the similar references to another phrase Haanel speaks as having great power for us this week in Part 4, “I Can Be What I Will To Be”. Wow, does that make your hair stand on end like mine?

Again Haanel points out later in Part 19 – 21, you (and your Subby) are the temple of God and Eternal Power;

19. Science goes a little way in its search and stops. Science finds the ever-present Eternal Energy, but Religion finds the Power behind this energy and locates it within man. But this is by no means a new discovery; the Bible says exactly the same thing, and the language is just as plain and convincing: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of the living God?” Here, then, is the secret of the wonderful creative power of the “World Within.”

20. Here is the secret of power, of mastery. To overcome does not mean to go without things. Self-denial is not success. We cannot give unless we get; we cannot be helpful unless we are strong. The Infinite is not a bankrupt and we who are the representatives of Infinite power should not be bankrupts either, and if we wish to be of service to others we must have power and more power, but to get it we must give it; we must be of service.

21. The more we give the more we shall get; we must become a channel whereby the Universal can express activity. The Universal is constantly seeking to express itself, to be of service, and it seeks the channel whereby it can find the greatest activity, where it can do the most good, where it can be of greatest service to mankind.

So, not only is Subby your secret source of power to control your own life but, more so he/she is the link from you to the greatest power in the universe, Eternal Energy, and power, the key to the temple within you! This power is given to you so that you can be the portal through which the Universal can “Give More, Get More”. This is the law of abundance and happiness but, only insomuch as you share your light with others… through service.

 

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Week – 3 – Zeroing In On Our Neurological Chemical Addictions; “Sacrifice” Blocking My DMP

Evolve Your Brain

I think I got it this past Sunday when Davene Januszewski was talking about what I could “give up” or sacrifice in order to reach my goals. I the prior week I had been all befuddled by the question coming from my guide and mentor but, it suddenly hit me.

In his book “Evolve Your Brain – The Science of Changing Your Mind”, Dr Joe Dispenza (of What the Bleep fame) shares that we are all addicted to particular chemicals in our brain.

Like spastic drug addicts some of us crave pity, others physical abuse, still others must have a steady stream of attention and will do anything to get it (seems to me this one is rampant with the “reality show” casts).

So, if I combine that with the similar explanation that Mark Januszewski gave us in our first week, I get that I must give up the  chemical that is the foundation of supporting me always being timid and less assertive than I can be. The outward expression (in kind terms) is shyness. For those of you preferring  a real reality show script, its called scared shitless! How is that for embedding emotion and colorful artful expression!

So, my sacrifice is to be not deluding myself that I can be “shy” still get what I plan for my life. The key is to use the The Blueprint Builder (BPB) daily exercises to pound that addiction into extinction and replace it with a super confident and unquestioning commitment to just doing what is required to reach the targets set.

This week alone I have spoken with several rather intimidating individuals (due the their positions in companies) and did not even flinch at dialing the phone. It used to be the standard wringing of hands and wondering how to parse words to sound worthy of listening to or considering my consults. That “habit” is quickly fading… in it’s place is a far more calm and centered “new man” ready to engage in meaningful conversation absent the stuttering, stammering or looking at my shoes routine that may been just part of an act to get my chemical fix.

We all have something we hold dear to that holds us back, What’s yours? Now that you have found the culprit, squash it like a grape and make a full bodies, robust wine of your life and enjoy it with friends and family unhindered by your chemical addictions (bad habits).

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Week 3 – Echoes of the Old Blueprint

Thoughts Become Things

As I progress through the MKMMA course, it seems the past habits reach out, grab me by the collar and pull me back towards complacency. I know you have felt it too, come on and admit that you have heard the echoes of your past peptide imprints screaming for their daily fix. Each of us has things we hold tightly to with no logical explanation at all. Like TV for example… can we really say that there is anything of value on television these days? Even more importantly, don’t you and I have better, more productive things to be doing than to be watching other people’s drama?

I know the logic, I know I have better to do, yet I still hear these voices calling me back to what I have in past been used to and comfortable with!

I choose to take this as proof of just how strong and powerful my subby is; from here forward, I will not only be the Greatest Salesman (from our Og Mandino readings) but, more importantly, I will sell subby on this alternate path to legacy and liberty.  It is my conscious mind who guards the gate and rationalizes what is the best choice and what I choose to believe. Subby’s role is only to execute the actions that require reliance on, and coordination with the power of the universal.

Universal Duty of Questioning -William Kingdon Clifford

Scroll III – The Greatest Salesman in the World (Og Mandino)

“Herein lies the hidden secret of all man’s accomplishments. As I repeat the words daily they will soon become a part of my active mind, but more important, they will also seep into my other mind, that mysterious source which never sleeps, which creates my dreams, and often makes me act in ways I do not comprehend.

As the words of these scrolls are consumed by my mysterious mind I will begin to awake, each morning, with a vitality I have never known before. My vigor will increase, my enthusiasm will rise, my desire to meet the world will overcome every fear I once knew at sunrise, and I will be happier than I ever believed it possible to be in this world of strife and sorrow.

Eventually, I will find myself reacting to all situations which confront me as I was commanded in the scrolls to react, and soon these actions and reactions will become easy to perform, for any act with practice becomes easy.

Thus a new and good habit is born, for when an act becomes easy through constant repetition it becomes a pleasure to perform and if it is a pleasure to perform it is man’s nature to perform it often. When I perform it often it becomes a habit and I become its slave and since it is a good habit this is my will.

 

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Week 2 – Conscious Mind Be Still

Strawberry Pie

This week’s reading of Haanel included the phrase as follows in line 5;

“Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the consciousness” ~ Charles F. Haanel

Wow, what an epiphany! It is we who believe and obstruct our mysterious mind from delivering on our deepest desires. You know how you had a brother or sister who constantly adjusts the radio channel to get it perfect, or changes it over and over again just when you are getting into a particular tune. Remember how annoying that felt? Well, that annoying little squirt is you (in this case me)! This is the shiny object syndrome we all are infected with due to information and technology overload.

I, in particular, am definitely one who would raise my hand to say yes to an array of symptoms similar to ADD/ADHD. I fall prey to always thinking that new might be better and therefore I adjust my sails nearly unaware that I am inadvertently changing the order I have sent to my subby (subconscious mind). It’s like that lovely strawberry pie is nearly done and I tell my mother that I want to have chocolate cake for my birthday instead of pie. Dutiful mother that she is, she dampens the frustration and proceeds to get ingredients together only to have me change my mind again just before the cake comes out of the oven! Not only does this dither away time but, it denies she and I both gratitude, a reinforcer of our relationship and of achievement.

In the end, the habit of completing a task and the joy of its achievement is denied!

Haanel’s point is that the conscious mind makes decisions and the subby acts upon them as though they are a from order for that strawberry pie. This is the perfect order of things. You may not see the final pie yet (it’s still in the oven) but, your SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome) then intercedes and alters the order. In the end, you starve!

Focus, repetition, honest clear choices and firm commitment are what is required to have the subby work in the background to assemble all the ingredients and deliver your pie. After all isn’t that what you and your senses, even your soul has been craving?

Once you have made a commitment to achieve something, with absolute clarity, infused with the emotions anticipated at the moment of fulfillment, hush… and let the subby do the rest.

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Week 2 – Definite Major Purpose “DMP”

Breaking Through The Wall

I am working really hard to review and revise my DMP. The DMP (Definite Major Purpose) document is like the north star against which I will reference my charts, my plans, and my tactics to achieve that which I had set out to do with my life. Sally McGhee, author of “Take Back Your Life!” and productivity consultant wrote about a concept similar to be applied in the framework of David Allen’s book Getting Things done. She calls here elements Meaningful Objectives against which all emails and potential commitments of time and effort are to be applied.

It goes like this, I get an email and read enough to know whether there is an action or not. If there is an action requested by the sender, will it further my Meaningful Objectives (i.e. one of the elements in my DMP)? If it does not, I disengage or withhold my commitment to the sender. If only life were so simple. Maybe, with a perfectly crafted DMP it can be…

Maybe, with a perfectly crafted DMP it can be… Life, in my opinion, was not meant to be fretted about and deliberated to do, or not to do endlessly. These activities motivated, by fear or lack of clarity in one’s own mind, equate to mental masturbation and provide no value to me or to anyone else. The DMP is a focused effort to provide clarity, directed motivation and enthusiasm for the end result for which both I and others can be grateful.

It is amazing to me how working through this DMP exercise revitalizes me to a level of commitment and energy to pursue my goals. I am truly grateful for the chance to work with my guide Patricia who is forcing me to see what I have written in a new light and from the perspective of the subby. She has already recognized my tendency to speak in a language that my subconscious likely believes I am some politician; with lots of words and yet a vagueness that denies me the ability to be barely understood by anyone listening let alone my subby’s preferred 3rd grade level of simplicity. It’s this circular or flourished thinking that is the firewall between me and my life’s purpose… and I fully intend to get it right and burst through that brick wall!

 

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Week 1 – Today, I Am A New Man

Today I Am A New Man

There are so many things that have transpired since I started my Master Key adventure this past week (yes, only one week!). Each time I read the words of Og Mandino “… today I am a new man, with a new life” I feel a surge of encouragement and conviction that I have rarely felt. It rings true and further commits me to the tasks at hand. Not the doing for those are but the effects but, rather of the thinking and envisioning of my plans and commitments.

The adjusting of my less than optimal habits, and eliminating those that are blocking my progress has begun starting with the daily routines. I’ve been in stealth mode until just last evening with regard to telling my family of my journey. Several things in my business came together in such a way as to have them wonder what it is that I am doing in my office late and why it is that I have avoided spending time with television as was prior my routine. They will call it meditation for now, and that will suffice.

The creation of my DMP (Definite Major Purpose) has also further energize me in my efforts and my commitment to completing the journey until its final culmination of making the process of replacing bad habits with good has also become a habit in which I take great joy and relish the discovery of yet to be extricated bad habits. With each discovery and prioritization of my weeding out of the bad, a new feature of my future is planted alongside the current maturing man eventually to have its chaff winnowed and purified until nothing but pure and valuable principles remain.

Even the drafting of my DMP only took one pass as the exercises had cleared my thoughts sufficiently to allow focus on those things I truly value and the people I want my life to be filled with. Scattered and confused think to date had diffused my energy and my thinking thus creating a barrier between me and the man I want to be. The Master Key lesson one made that so clear and helped motivate a renewed commitment to recognizing and replacing clarity and focus in place of any fuzzy “goals” I had previously tossed about in my head. These only served as excuses in past as the fog upon which I could lay blame when my ship ran aground.

I stand ready to chart the next leg of my journey toward a life in which I contribute to the lives of others and fill my life with the relax satisfaction of making a difference to those who have done for me or will do for others in the classic MKMMA fashion.

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Week 1 – We’re Back to Our Future!

The Unites States Constitution

It seems only yesterday I began the 2015 MKMMA pay it forward course and now I am back to audit the course a second time. The first pass was such a blessing to me in solidifying my major purpose in my life. The processes were so aligned with the way I think and know I can achieve what I set out to accomplish.

Between Haanel and Og Mandino, and the foundational principles they teach, I’ve been able to build a far more robust strategy for my life, my family and those to whom I wish to deliver value. Last year when I began these studies, I had my project management background to help with this type of planning but, to say this the next level of refinement is to do it a terrible injustice. These frameworks and mental conditioning instill a confidence and fearlessness that I had never before known and now relish as I move forward.

Mark J has a favorite sentence for Part 15 of Haanel and which he shared in our first week’s webcast. A portion of the sentence reads… ” 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”. This has particular weight in our first week’s assignment as we start creating our life by design based on our Definite Major Purpose (DMP).

The DMP become our north star, the root objectives to which we can return and focus throughout the coming year or however long we plan to accomplish the goal. So, with that, I return to reading and re-reading my carefully crafted DMP knowing it is from this document, my own constitution if you will, combined with the guiding principles from this course that all return on efforts expended will return to me a hundredfold.

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