I am finding it hard to catch up. I have to post something for Week 15, so I’ll just say that I read the lessen almost every day that week but haven’t taken the time to write my thoughts and experiences that followed. I have written 3 gratitudes almost every day, added accomplishments and the one positive experience for each day. Scroll 4 is important because it helps me focus on who I really am…nature’s greatest miracle…eventually I will believe it.
This past week I watched “Cool Runnings” and “Door to Door” and listened to “The Strangest Secret” audio on YouTube several times.
Cool Runnings is a fun movie to watch and full of take-aways and quotes:
“If a this ya love, you want you a go get.”
“I don’t care how fast they run, I’ll run faster.”
“I don’t care how much they want it, I want it more.”
“I’m gonna win.”
“All he has to do is know what he wants and work hard for it. And if he wants it bad enough, he’ll get it.”
“You see Junior? Well, let me tell you what I see. I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don’t take no crap off of nobody!”
“You see, a driver must remain focused one hundred percent at all times. Not only is he responsible for knowing every inch of every course he races, he’s also responsible for the lives of the other men in the sled.”
“It’s not what I see, it’s what you see.”
Can’t copy others; don’t forget who you are.
Seeing the beauty in ugly (the old bobsled) and starting off with what you’ve got.
“It rarely is fair.”
Regarding a gold medal: “If you’re not enough without it, you’re not enough with it!” (You can say that about financial success.)
Rich son easily swayed and team members can be swayed by well-meaning friends.
When facing adversity, never give up.
Self-funded – made a way to financially make it happen
In watching the pros – it can either intimidate or inspire.
Door to Door is a true story about an ordinary man against extraordinary odds. Despite crippling cerebral palsy, he uses humor, initiative and warmth to make his way as a salesman and to make a difference in the lives of his customers. Persistence, patience, a steel will, and belief in himself were the strong characteristics of Bill Porter. He followed a system. He assumed the sale! He loved people and he loved being a salesman and was never ashamed of his disability. The world needs what Bill Porter doesn’t sell!
Strangest Secret a powerful lecture about mindset, setting goals and persisting to achieve them. It holds valuable advice in agreement with the MKE lessons we are learning to identify our purpose and desires and how to succeed in reaching them.
The trouble today is conformity; people having no goals. People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal. We become what we think about.
Plant your goal in your mind. Nightingale’s suggestion: prove to yourself the enormous returns possible in your own life by putting the secret to a practical test for 30 days.
The written goal (DMP), reviewing it many times per day and night, looking at abundance around you (shapes and PPN’s), developing new habits, law of substitution (replacing negative for positive thoughts), law of giving – thinking about giving not receiving (leave that to the power greater than yourself), be of service, persistence and faith.
My biggest take away from Mark’s video prefacing Week 14 was that I’m more than enough. I have to get away from the mindset that it is the “stuff” I do that is getting me ahead and realize that if I am not enough now, I won’t be enough then and the “stuff” I do won’t cut it. I have to understand that I am nature’s greatest miracle and let service and my gifts flow through me. I must do a first class job of rendering service: I must give more to get more. Bring the love; be the love. I must make a decision to BELIEVE that I was made by the Best for the best and lock it in by giving it away.
The sit is key to helping me get to this level of belief, and Lesson 14 addresses this in the discussion of thought. Thought is the only reality and is in harmony with our Creator (14-25). I looked up the definition of harmony and it is a.) an internal calm, tranquility; b.) agreement, accord; c.) congruence – pleasing arrangements of parts. I need to bring the connection…the flow from my thoughts to my physical world. 14.6 “The creative power does not originate in the individual but in the Universal, which is the source and fountain of all energy and substance. The individual is simply the channel for the distribution of this energy.” 14.22 “The subconscious mind is the connecting link between the Universal Mind and the conscious mind….the subconscious mind is one with the Universal…no limit can be placed on its activities.” Understanding this, explains the wonderful results which are secured through the power of prayer (14-23).
Entering into the deliberate discipline of conditioning my thoughts into clear cut, steady, fixed, definite and unchangeable positive thoughts brings harmony with the Universal Mind…the Creator and is necessary to bring about radical change. (14-27) Nothing must interfere with my decision. 14-29 “If you wish harmonious conditions in your life, you must develop a harmonious mental attitude.” 14-30 “Your world without will be a reflection of your world within.”
I have a way to go in mastering the sit. It has become more difficult for me to concentrate during the sit. I am focusing too much on the “stuff” that I do and it is never enough. I did do the NARC exercise where I made 10 calls then trashed the GS book, BPB, cards, DMP, etc. and I felt horrible. I will repeat this, because it is a powerful exercise, but the most important thing for me is to master the sit. I want to experience the freedom of a clear mind and be in harmony. I persist!
Week 13 webinar was a powerful webinar for me. Mark really spelled it out in regard to the importance of being persistent, being a vigilant guardsman, and in pounding the techniques. We are half-way through the course, and he drove it home about how it is imperative to keep up with the exercises so that our peptides can be reprogrammed. He said, “Recovering mentally from failing is exhausting.” That is so true because I have been slacking off on following the exercises exactly, and I carry nagging thoughts about failing to follow-through (I have avoided the Gal in the Mirror). My cells are addicted to a particular peptide. Mark said, “Cells aren’t getting the fix. A few minutes spent each day is a small price to pay…Give yourself future prosperity.” I need to force myself to engage in the exercises with vitality so that I can be what I will to be!
It’s all about trust. Belief comes from trust and if you don’t trust something bigger than yourself…your dream…then the prospects that you need to grow your business (resources) won’t trust you. Create new peptides. Knowing and doing are two different things. Be your future self now! Treat that future self the way you want to be treated now!
Sometimes it takes on a different pattern, and we avoid the traction points and end up in a Whirlwind Pattern….doing everything else but the main thing to develop the resources we need to manifest our DMP.
I identified with that Whirlwind Pattern, and I purpose from what I learned in this webinar to get back on track. I admit that for the first time this week, I did a weekly schedule that I actually wrote down (normally use a digital calendar on my phone). I want to LOVE prospecting and making phone calls, my traction points, and will do the exercise we were given about feeling the pain when Mark was teaching about NARC, Neurological Associative Reactive Conditioning. I want to feel the pain of giving up and then experience the joy in doing what I am to do. To help me do this, I know I need accountability, and I finally got a couple of mastermind partners this week. I’ve had experience with this and know accountability works for me, so I am glad I am masterminding.
I look forward to this break to really focus on creating new peptides and my future self. Watching the movies will be a good exercise in learning to identify the four habits and the principles, and what the persistence really is reinforcing within, and I’ll blog about it.
The 50 minute exercise we did in the Week 12 webinar impressed upon me the power of intentional thinking. I had no trouble looking into the mirror and practicing my one sentence DMP. The initial few minutes were spent working on memorizing the statement. As I continued to practice it, the words came more easily and I was able to start to FEEL the meaning of what I was speaking. I owned it.
I had the thought and then I applied it to my purpose. In repeating it, I was bringing it nearer (Law of Growth) and giving it power. Hannel says in 12-5 that “thought is omnipotent and has the power to draw on the Infinite bank of primary substance for all that it requires. Infinite resources are therefore at your command.” Then throughout the week, I kept practicing that statement and realizing that I could adjust my thoughts toward my future-self more easily.
Earlier in the week, I had a meeting with a person with whom I have not had a trustworthy relationship in the past, and I am always on-guard. I was mindful of 11-17 that whatever thoughts I have “correlate with its object and bring forth in the material world the correspondence of the thing thought or produced in the mental world. “ I was determined to not let my thoughts go backward, and I allowed the Law of Growth to manifest good…which as Hannel says is permanent power. When meeting with her this week, I remembered Scroll 2 and the law of attraction, and I was able to see the good in her and the positive of what she had to contribute, and I actually loved her. “Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.” I win!
The “sit” is what brings on more power. 12-25 “The intention governs the attention. Power comes through repose. It is by concentration that deep thoughts, wise speech, and all forces of high potentiality are accomplished. 12-26. “It is in the Silence that you get into touch with the Omnipotent power of the subconscious mind from which all power is evolved.” My goal this next week is to be more consistent with the sit because I haven’t done them every day, even though I said I would. I persist.
The lesson for Week 11 is a bit heady for me. I gleaned from it that what you think about is the cause and it will create an effect, which in turn causes other effects. It is the law of attraction and “you are starting a train of causation for good or otherwise, which may have endless possibilities.”
11-16 introduces a method: “Here we find a method, the spirit of which is, to believe that what is sought has been accomplished in order to accomplish it.” To me this is faith. 11-17 connects this concept with what Jesus said: what things you desire when you pray, believe that you receive them and you shall have them. As I connect with the Spirit within and seek His thoughts toward me, I know what my desires are and have faith to believe for them. I understand the power of the thoughts and how they are in effect substance. 11-18: I am “first to believe that (my) desire has already been fulfilled; its accomplishment will then follow. This is a concise direction for making use of the creative power of thought by impressing on the Universal subjective mind the particular thing which (I) desire as an already existing fact.” 11-19: “We are thus thinking on the plane of the absolute…”.
It is imperative for me to form the daily habit of the Sit and not just for 15 minutes, though that is all I have been doing. I have had a very hard time being consistent with this in the past two months. I did fairly well the first month of this course. I believe the missing link for me making headway is to have a mastermind partner. I admit I have not reached out to find one. From past experience, I know being accountable works for me, and having the back and forth discussions could help me see things in a different way or help me think differently. I know the Alliance is there for my benefit and Mark consistently encourages us to participate. I have utilized it very little.
I persist to do the exercises and follow the directions in the workbook. I win.
Last week I was strong on affirmations, particularly, explaining how positive thoughts repeated constantly will bring about a change in me and yield success. Well, the old subby reared its ugly head and by week’s end I had a real struggle identifying any change in me.
That is because I didn’t have a plan of action and a schedule for the week. I had returned from a three day, intense, recruiting mastery event in mid-November where I heard talented and successful trainers and speakers who were there to share their knowledge and ideas, and I took pages of notes. A replay of the conference was available for two weeks, and I worked at listening to some of the presenters in an attempt to gain more detailed notes. I was noting their stories, their outlines, their points and wasn’t reinforcing my future story, my DMP and all the daily habits I have been doing for the past 9 weeks. I crashed!
There was such a battle going on to get back on track because of the priority I had placed on listening to the replay. I also was torn at not working my networking business consistently. In reading the MKE Part Ten, I realized that I was working the Law of Growth in reverse. I was doing my MKE work as a routine, just to get through it. Mark pointed out in his Week 10 video that we are NOT to do this! I did my sits but they were not intentional. Hannel stated in #19 that if your thought is in harmony between the creative Principle of Nature and the Infinite Mind it will create a circuit, and if not in tune with the Infinite, there is no polarity and no circuit is formed. #20 “It will be exactly the same with you, if you entertain thoughts which are not in accordance with the Infinite and cannot therefore be polarized; there is no circuit, you are isolated, the thoughts cling to you, harass you, worry you…”. That describes my experience this week! I know the solution is to tap into the power within through EXERCISE (#22), exactly what I emphasized in Week 9’s blog! To drill it in, point #23, “This exercise consists in making an application of your knowledge. Knowledge will not apply itself. You must make the application.” DO IT NOW! DO IT NOW! DO IT NOW! DO IT NOW! DO IT NOW!
“If you want to change conditions, you must change yourself.” Lesson 9 laid out the importance of affirmations. If I think about how I want something to be and affirm it as an already existing fact, through constant repetition, it will become a part of me. I am actually changing myself.
The Law of Substitution is key in this process of change. If I am vacillating, self-conscious, doubting, fearful, etc., I have to dismiss those thoughts and substitute thoughts of courage, power, self-reliance, provision, and confidence. The positive thought will negate the negative and I enter a state of well-being.
Affirmations have to be grounded in Truth. Truth is “the underlying principle in every business or social relation” and precedes every right action. To know Truth is to be in harmony with the Infinite and Omnipotent power, and there will be no discord. When one affirms “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy”, it is in sync with the world within and brings about harmonious conditions,
This lesson was really helpful to me in that it reinforced once again how important the exercises are to do and be constantly repeating affirmations to overcome a defective state. I will reap what I sow. #34 “Every success has been accomplished by persistent concentration upon the object in view.” YES!! DO IT NOW!!
I have become better at exercising and following a diet. I’m speaking of exercising the Law of Substitution and following the Mental Diet. For years I battled negative thoughts and now I know that I was not controlling my conscious mind–I was letting the thoughts embedded by Subby stunt my imagination and keep me in a state of discord and disharmony. By adopting the Law of Substitution, I replace every negative thought immediately with a positive thought. Imagination kicks in and I am able to create new thoughts and visualize what my future is to look like. Doing the required work every day is reprogramming my brain to believe I can fulfill my definite major purpose. My confidence is rising,
I was instructed to create a movie poster of what my definite major purpose looks like. Here it is!!