I was driving to work one day and saw this appropriate sign.
The Master Key States –
“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.
Then…. Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich Blueprint Builder number 5 –
“I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and Justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all to whom it affects….”
Linking the concepts and connecting the dots from every angle imaginable to the subconscious. What a wonderfully ingenious way to easily impact the subby in order to create those new pathways for our neurons to connect.
Simple and easy. I love it!
Haanel states “It is often true that conditions of fear, worry, poverty, disease, in harmony and evils of all kinds dominate us by reason of false suggestions accepted by the unguarded subconscious mind. All this the trained conscious mind can entirely prevent by its vigilant protective action. It may properly be called “the watchman at the gate” of the great subconscious domain.”
The “Watchman at the gate” is a great analogy from Haanel. So many thoughts race though my mind in any given hour that I must remain diligent in my thinking of positive thoughts and not allow the petty little judgements to rush in to disrupt my peace of mind.
For me, it is very easy to fall prey to the feelings of being a victim, anxiety and fear but this exercise makes all the difference.
I have been very fortunate in my life. I have done more by the age of fifty than most have done in a lifetime. I have traveled throughout most of this beautiful country, I have hit baseballs in Busch Stadium, I have been snowboarding at the most beautiful resorts in snow country, I’ve been to the best beaches in this country and Mexico, I was on the top of the World Trade Center before its unfortunate fate, I have been to the US Tennis Open, played in a pro-am golf tournament with a professional golfer, flown on private jets, fished in some of the most beautiful lakes one could imagine, hunted in some of the most beautiful parts of the midwest, been skydiving over 50 times. I think you get the point. I have done a lot if things but in my search for the external pleasures in life there has always been something missing. I have really never been able to pinpoint the source of what it is. In reading the first chapter of the MasterKey it states “The world within is the Universal fountain of supply, and the world without is the outlet to the stream.” I have been living my life in the exact opposite of this. I have been living as thought the external is the Universal fountain of supply which I believe always leaves me dissatisfied with and the feeling of never enough. It’s a vicious cycle because like the addict I am always chasing that first high but never quite reaching that peak and then let down over the lack of fulfillment left by the experience. I believe this to be my most exciting journey. The journey to see who I am – within.
All of the pieces are there. Starting from being the non-judgmental observer I am able to witness the results of my prior decisions and actions. The karmic consequences whether they be negative or positive showing up in my future self.
So, with this commencement on Sunday I go forth and continue to observe the decisions of my actions from my present day self.
I am armed with all of the proper tools that I need to go forward. Two Mastermind groups, a universal that wants nothing but the best for me, all the tools to train my mind in a manner in which I choose and a group of loving and supporting people around me.
Good luck to all of you and please know that you can contact me anytime through this website.
I am in the midst of a battle. The battle is for my personal freedom. Do not be mistaken there are forces that are attempting to bring me down at every step of the path.
I am the Spartans heavily outnumbered by the Persian army.
The Spartans are the ones, the few, who have the courage to be exactly who they are and are meant to be.
The Persian armies metaphorically are the rest of the world with all of the Power and might of numbers of the masses behind them.
My battle will be won through peace, love and compassion!
I will persist. I will win
I went in to get my haircut this afternoon and the normal person that cuts my hair was not in today. I am in the habit of having the same couple of people cut my hair all the time for the past few years.
So, the haircut begins and this new guy is all over the place with the shears, down, over, left, right and I’m thinking “Oh my God!” It felt like a disaster was going on up there! To top it off, the usual people that cut my hair are female. This was no feminine cut. The new person was male and he cut my hair like the Brawny Lumberjack… pushing my head, left, right, up and down treating me very rough. Again, I’m thinking oh no! What in the world is going on here?
He was moving my head around with his hands, the shears were just snipping and buzzing all over the place! He was spinning that chair around with his feet… pumping it up and down, lowering it and raising it so he could reach the various parts of my head and I was thinking to myself this is going to be trouble!
He turned me around, put me in front of the mirror to take a look and I thought oh my God! This is a disaster. Not GOOD! At that very moment he pulled out his shears again he went over my head like a fine sushi chef creating a beautiful work of art! I went through the process one more time then he spun me around in front of the mirror, he looked it over and he was not happy with what he had done so he started the process all over again. All the while I am thinking to myself that this is probably going to be the worst haircut that I’ve ever had and I am going to have to come back tomorrow to have one of the regulars cut my hair because this is not going to work for me!
When he finally completed he spun me around in front of the mirror and to my complete and utter amazement he had done a beautiful job.
Why do I bring the story up? Because, I believe that this is what we are doing in the MKE. We are creating manifesting and changing our worlds. We are creating and manifesting and then deciding whether or not it is what we wanted or should we create something new because this is not exactly what I thought it was going to be. We keep creating until we get it exactly the way we want it and then turn around in the mirror and take a look just like the person that cut my hair did.
I think I have a new person that cuts my hair every other week!
Changes are here. My hero’s journey mostly revolves around control and letting go of it. My earliest memories of attempting to control actually were in kindergarten for me. I can recall having to use the restroom and went up to my kindergarten teacher and asked if I could use the restroom because I had to go very badly. She said no and that I would have to wait until lunch time in order to use it. I can remember being very angry with her because obviously, I had to use it and use it now. So, I walked back to my desk, sat down and thought about it for a moment. In that moment, I chose to go ahead and let it go. I went number one in my pants. After all, I did not constantly ask to use the restroom. I did not frivolously ask to leave the room. So in my little five year old mind I was going to show her who was in control. I really didn’t think about it in quite those terms but I knew I was going to have my way about going to the bathroom one way or another. From that point on I was a total control freak regarding myself and my life. No one was going to tell me what to do. No one was going to control my life. I have been arrogant, self-centered and that has left me isolated and lonely at times. Please don’t misunderstand the control issues still pop up and I realize it faster than I used to.
My days are different now. Control issues, worry and anxiety still creep into my consciousness however, I recognize it and just keep repeating to myself that it’s just those little control issues popping up into my little brain. I recognize them for what they are and I just go about my life.
I’m stepping into that part of the hero’s journey that I have to do solely on my own. This is the place that I’ve been avoiding my entire life.