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 – 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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