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MKE 2019, Week 15

20. We know that the Universal Thought has for its goal the creation of form, and we know that the individual thought is likewise forever attempting to express itself in form, and we know that the word is a thought form, and a sentence is a combination of thought forms, therefore, if we wish our ideal to be beautiful or strong, we must see that 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.

Charles Haanel, ‘The MasterKey System’, Part XV

And here Haanel gives the explanation of why we are so meticulous when ‘torturing’ our members in creating their perfect DMP.

Isn’t it fantastic how the words we use actually make or break our mood, happiness, yes even our lives?
How often do we use words that are less than flattering about ourselves?
Would we even use the same words in relation to others?
If not, why do we chose them in relation to ourselves?

Being the observer of our own thoughts and the words we use is crucially important to gain insight into why our outer world looks the way it does, and, of course, on how to make the changes we want to see in our lives!

Going back to Haanel:

28. There can be no question but that he who “is wise enough to understand” will readily recognize that the creative power of thought places an invincible weapon in his hands and makes him a master of destiny.

Charles Haanel, ‘The MasterKey System’, Part XV

Observation leading to awareness must always precede understanding!

29. …if we pledge ourselves to a certain action we must be prepared to assume the responsibility for the development of that action….

Charles Haanel, ‘The MasterKey System’, Part XV

So, let’s pledge ourselves knowingly and deliberately so that we can assume the responsibility for our choices proudly!

Please let us know Your thoughts!

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MKE 2019, Week 14

20. The Universal Mind, being infinite and omnipotent, has unlimited resources at its command, and when we remember that it is also omnipresent, we cannot escape the conclusion that we must be an expression or manifestation of that Mind.
21. A recognition and understanding of the resources of the subconscious mind will indicate that the only difference between the subconscious and the Universal is one of degree. They differ only as a drop of water differs from the ocean. They are the same in kind and quality, the difference is one of degree only.
22. Do you, can you, appreciate the value of this all-important fact; do you realize that a recognition of this tremendous fact places you in touch with Omnipotence? The subconscious mind being the connecting link between the Universal Mind and the conscious mind, is it not evident that the conscious mind can consciously suggest thoughts which the subconscious mind will put into action, and as the subconscious is one with the Universal, is it not evident that no limit can be placed upon its activities?

Charles Haanel, ‘The Master Key System’, Part XIV

I am nature’s greatest miracle.

Since the beginning of time never has there been another with my mind, my heart, my eyes, my ears, my hands, my hair, my mouth. None that came before, none that live today, and none that come tomorrow can walk and talk and move and think exactly like me. All men are my brothers yet I am different from each. I am a unique creature.

I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise. I will no longer be fooled by the garments they wear for mine eyes are open. I will look beyond the cloth and I will not be deceived.

I am nature’s greatest miracle.

Og Mandino, ‘The Greatest Salesman in the World’, The Scroll marked IV

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MKE 2019, Week 13

22. In the first place, we must put our knowledge into practice. Nothing can be accomplished in any other way. The athlete may read books and lessons on physical training all his life, but unless he begins to give out strength by actual work he will never receive any strength; he will eventually get exactly what he gives; but he will have to give it first. It is exactly the same with us; we will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first. It will then return to us many fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect.

Charles Haanel, ‘The Master Key System’, Part XIII

All things are double, one against another.—Tit for tat; an eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth; blood for blood; measure for measure; love for love.—Give, and it shall be given you.—He that watereth shall be watered himself.—What will you have? quoth God; pay for it and take it.—Nothing venture, nothing have.—Thou shalt be paid exactly for what thou hast done, no more, no less.—Who doth not work shall not ear.—Harm watch, harm catch.—Curses always recoil on the head of him who imprecates them.—If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.—Bad counsel confounds the adviser.—The devil is an ass. 

It is thus written, because it is thus in life. Our action is overmastered and characterized above our will by the law of nature. We aim at a petty end quite aside from the public good, but our act arranges itself by irresistible magnetism in a line with the poles of the world. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘Compensation’ From Essays, first series (1841)

How do these two quotes relate to each other? What does Haanel pick up from Emerson’s text? Do You think Haanel was influenced by Emerson’s work?
Or do they talk about the same things independently of each other, just because these are universal truths?

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MKE 2019, Week 12

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.

Charles Haanel, ‘The Master Key System’, Part XII

There’s an old saying that we ‘either grow or die’, and this is never as true as when it comes to personal discovery, every year members quit the MKE at some point during the course of these 6 months, and most of them return the year after. We’ve seen this tendency year after year!

Interestingly enough a lot of members who complete the course also come back after a year or two, just to continue the journey. The reason probably being that it’s so easy to start going backward when society pushes so hard to keep us from going the other direction, and the support and added accountability of the loving community of likeminded people might be the leverage needed to continue on the path of self-discovery and self-development.

Yet let us briefly return to the first group, the people starting over after quitting the first round.
Might it be that they miss the environment that encourages growth?
Or even that they start experiencing the pain of dying when the growth process comes to a stall or kicks into reverse gear?
Or, is it just that we human beings, in general, incorporate a natural need of going forward, and giving it up for comfort or other excuses is, in the end, unbearable?

What do You think?

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MKE 2019, Week 11

We frequently hear it said, “A very distressing situation came into my life, which could not have been the result of my thought, as I certainly never entertained any thought which could have such a result.” We fail to remember that like attracts like in the mental world, and that the thought which we entertain brings to us certain friendships, companionships of a particular kind, and these in turn bring about conditions and environment, which in turn are responsible for the conditions of which we complain.

Charles Haane, ‘The Master Key System’, Part XI

How often have I not looked back and seen clearly how a situation had evolved, baffled by the logical and inevitable development and stunned by the fact that I couldn’t see it coming. If You’re anything like me You know what I’m talking about here, right?

So, by analyzing any situation in hindsight, we can gain an understanding of how it progressed, see our part in the development and take away an important lesson that not only allows us to accept responsibility for the past result and our own part in the creating it, yet also, and more important, learn from history and avoid creating the same situation again.

I’m sure You agree that the difficulty here is mainly our universal tendency to avoid looking too deep into our own past mistakes and so it takes dedication to self-discovery, courage, tenacity and lots of love to overcome that tendency!

What do You think? How has this changed for You during the experience so far?

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MKE 2019, Week 10

I will persist until I succeed.
In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner. Each is brought to the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade. Henceforth will I recognize that each day I am tested by life in like manner. If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed.
I will persist until I succeed.

Og Mandino, ‘The Greatest Salesman of the World’, Scroll III

What does ‘persist’ mean to You?

To me, it’s the act of applied faith in a purpose that is proven by continuous action towards the object of our desired purpose.
If we just continue performing the actions and developing the habits leading towards our purpose, without any definite proof that it will be obtained, we demonstrate persistence and faith.

What are Your thoughts?

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MKE 2019, Week 9

Suppose, then, we desire to change conditions, how are we to bring this about?The reply is simple: By the law of growth. Cause and effect are as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of materialthings.
Hold in mind the condition desired; affirm it as an already existing fact. This indicates the value of a powerful affirmation. By constant repetition it becomes a part of ourselves. We are actually changing ourselves; are making ourselveswhat we want to be.
Character is not a thing of chance, but it is the result of continued effort. If you are timid, vacillating, self-conscious, or if you are over-anxious or harassed bythoughts of fear or impending danger, remember that is axiomatic that “two things cannot exist in the same place at the same time.”
Exactly the same thing is true in the mental and spiritual world; so thatyour remedy is plainly to substitute thoughts of courage, power, self-reliance and confidence, for those of fear, lack and limitation.

Charles Haanel – ‘The Master Key System’, Part IX

So it all starts with observing our thoughts and let the unconscious become conscious through constant vigilance.
Having become consciously aware of the thoughts going on in our minds, we can explore and examine them to find if they serve us or not, deciding to keep those who do and substitute the others.

Like starting any new habit, we will face struggle at first and maybe even doubt if this is possible to accomplish, then, after some practice, the task becomes easier and finally automatic, habitual and effortless.

Is it worth the effort?

Please let us know below!

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MKE 2019, Week 8

Let me illustrate. Thought results in action, if your thought is constructive and harmonious, the result will be good; if your thought is destructive or inharmonious, the result will be evil.
There is therefore but one law, one principle, on cause, one Source of Power, and good and evil are simply words which have been coined to indicate the result of our action, or our compliance or noncompliance with this law.
The importance of this is well illustrated in the lives of Emerson and Carlyle. Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony, Carlyle hated the bad, and his life was a record of perpetual discord and in harmony.
Here we have two grand men, each intent upon achieving the same ideal, but one makes use of constructive thought and is therefore in harmony with Natural Law, the other makes use of destructive thought and therefore brings upon himself discord of every kind and character.
It is evident therefore that we are to hate nothing, not even the “bad,” because hatred is destructive, and we shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thought we are sowing the “wind” and in turn shall reap the “whirlwind.

Charles Haanel, ‘The Master Key System’, Part VIII

Negative thinking is when you are dwelling on failure, disappointment, or trouble; any thought of criticism, or jealousy, or spite or condemnation of others or yourself, or any thought of sickness or accident. In short, any kind of limitation or pessimistic thinking. Any thought that concerns you are anyone else that is not positive or constructive.
This diet is about not dwelling on negative thoughts, in fact not even entertaining them. Once again we know you cannot control the first thought that comes in your brain, yet you can control every thought after that. Disregard them and replace them with a positive thought. Some negative thoughts or comments will come from other people, a newspaper, television, email, or telephone. These do not matter; just disregard them and do not dwell on them.

Emmet Fox, ‘The Mental Diet’

Comparing and combining the words of these two authors makes it very obvious how important our choice of thoughts and our inner dialogue is for our experience in the world without.

Even after working with this material for several years, I still observe how these connections sometimes play out in a not so desirable way in my own life.
Always as a result of me trying to make a short cut, make a compromise or in other ways moving away from the true path of my heart to make short term gains.

What about You? Please share Your thoughts, ok?

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MKE 2019, Week 7

5. The first step is idealization. It is likewise the most important step, because it is the plan on which you are going to build. It must be solid; it must be permanent. The architect, when he plans a 30-storey building, has every line and detail pictured in advance. The engineer, when he spans a chasm, first ascertains the strength requirements of a million separate parts.
6. They see the end before a single step is taken; so, you are to picture in your mind what you want; you are sowing the seed, but before sowing any seed you want to know what the harvest is to be. This is Idealization. If you are not sure, return to the chair daily until the picture becomes plain; it will gradually unfold; first the general plan will be dim, but it will take shape, the outline will take form, then the details, and you will gradually develop the power by which you will be enabled to formulate
plans which will eventually materialize in the objective world. You will come to know what the future holds for you.
7. Then comes the process of visualization. You must see the picture more and more complete, see the detail, and, as the details begin to unfold the ways and means for bringing it into manifestation will
develop. One thing will lead to another. Thought will lead to action, action will develop methods, methods will develop friends, and friends will bring about circumstances, and, finally, the third step, or Materialization, will have been accomplished.
8. We all recognize the Universe must have been thought into shape before it ever could have become a material fact. And if we are willing to follow along the lines of the Great Architect of the Universe, we shall find our thoughts taking form, just as the universe took concrete form. It is the same mind operating through the individual. There is no difference in kind or quality, the only difference is one of degree.

Charles Haanel, ‘The Master Key System’, Part VII

In short:

  • Idealization – writing Your Definite Major Purpose
  • Visualization – reading it aloud whit enthusiasm, feeling the emotions
  • Materialization – harvesting the rewards of the conscious programming of the subconscious mind to effortlessly perform the actions necessary for the attainment of the goals

Is it really that simple?

The answer is a resounding YES!

Yet that doesn’t mean it’s always easy… It takes work, some days more than others, to reprogram our subconscious mind with thoughts and habits that serve us instead of the cement that has been thrown onto us throughout life.

The good news is that our old blueprint was programmed from outside without us being consciously aware of the process, or even that there was a process.

Consciously reprogram Subby with information of our own conscious choice is sooo much faster and most people observe and experience results within weeks or months even when the original programming has been going on for years or even decades!

So, what are Your observations and experiences to far? Please share Your thoughts!

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MKE 2019, Week 6

Necessities are demands, and demands create action, and actions bring about results. The process of evolution is constantly building our tomorrows out of our todays. Individual development, like Universal
development, must be gradual with an ever-increasing capacity and volume.

4. What effect can be produced by thought? The reply is that thought is mind in motion (just as wind is air in motion), and its effect will depend entirely on the “mechanism to which it is attached.”
5. Here, then, is the secret of all mental power; it depends entirely on the mechanism which we attach.
6. What is this mechanism? You know something of the mechanism which has been invented by Edison, Bell, Marconi and other electrical wizards, by which place and space and time have become only figures of speech, but did you ever stop to think that the mechanism which has
been given you for transforming the Universal, Omnipresent Potential Power was invented by a greater inventor than Edison?

Charles Haanel, ‘The Master Key System’, Part VI

So, what is Haanel really saying here?

In my understanding, he tells us to use the ‘mechanism’ of thought to create a demand in the ‘great mental world’, strong enough to have our conscious mind act on it until it has become a subconscious habit and, thereby, the action is executed automatically which free up the conscious mind for the next endeavor.

In this way, we can consciously create an avalanche of subconscious habits, all driving towards the demand we set in place with our thoughts.

Compare this with what Napoleon Hill says about the Definite Major Purpose!
Please share Your thoughts below, yes?

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