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Week 16 Jim Moll

In order to be creative, it requires three steps: idealization, visualization and materialization. (Haanel) Thoughts and words, combined with imagination, can conceive something. Everything we can see, touch, feel and that appears in the material world  at one time  was “simply” a thought. With the aid of language , the idea or thought is given clarity by visualization, in such detail that it can be produced or manifested. Look around. Everything you see was once a thought in someone’s mind. All of creation was once a thought in the Creator’s mind, and the Word created all that we see. Thus the same creative process continues in our lives today. By it’s nature, thought precedes and determines action, which then  yields results.

This same process occurs in the invisible or spiritual world. Thought, action, result. Be, do, have. Adults would tell us, in a simple way: “Think before you act. Think before you speak.”

“Imagination is a good servant but a poor master.” (Haanel) Paul Myers said: “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” He echoed the thinkers who proceeded himself. “As a man thinketh, so shall he be.”

This week we focused on Kindness. To observe, to do, to be kind. The more we gave, the more we received. My family participated,  and it was a joy to hear of all the acts of kindness that were happening in so many places. This MKE course is life changing, starting with self discovery and self development. “The room for improvement is the biggest room in the world.”

Master Key Experience week 16; Miracle

Brenda shares one example of how being observant changes “everything” around us.

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As I look around me for kindness this week, I am amazed that I rarely saw kindness before! That I was so unfocused, so in my own little world, not to notice kindness with out trying to see it! I am so grateful for this exercise this week! One thing I noticed today was my sweet little 5 year old boy! We decided to go visit his great 95 yr old grandma, and we didn’t want to show up empty handed so I let him pick out some donuts and orange juice at the store! When we got to the store my son opened the door for me, his little brother, and a guy walking in behind us! The guy smiled and said thank you, and I also said “Thank you Jaron you are so nice to hold the door for other people”. It just made his…

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Week 15 Jim Moll

Each week in Master Key Experience (MKE) I have assignments, along with a host of other activities which are building upon the foundation which is already in place. Progressions, permutations, persistence. patience…you get the idea! Good habits take effort, bad habits grow automatically, like weeds in nature. It has been said that 95% of what we do is based on habits, and generally speaking, we need habits to function in our daily activities. Just think how our day would be, if we had to lean anew each time we wanted to do something, like driving a car, cooking a meal, etc. Our thinking is also habitual, and gets “set in cement” over time. Therefore, I work on good habits and think good thoughts!

The role of the subconscious is illustrated by the following poem.

In “Seeds of Greatness”, Denis Waitley wrote “My Robot” :

I have a little robot, that goes around with me,

I tell him what I’m thinking, I tell him what I see.

I tell my little robot, all my hopes and fears,

He listens and remembers, all my joys and tears.

At first my little robot, followed my command,

but after years of training, He’s gotten out of hand.

He doesn’t care what’s right or wrong, or what is false or true,

No matter what I try now, he tells ME what to do!

One of our assignments over the next 13 weeks is to follow Wise Ole Ben Franklin’s efforts to improve himself, focusing as he did, on 13 Virtues, one for each week. Mark J added a twist: we only focus of the positive aspect of each virtue. Hence, this week I observe “Courage”, wherever I can see it. This can be observed in people, animals, even in fiction, or in the news. The biggest “secret” was that these virtues already exist within us! Observation helps us to manifest these virtues in our own lives. Oh, what fun it will be in the following weeks!!

Because of my interest in words, and the power of words, I am including a quote by Haanel that I want to share: “Accuracy in building words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is the passport to success.” Many authors have pointed to vocabulary and use of language as the best indicator of a person’s success in the work world. Who is our most important audience? Who needs to be a ‘Watchman” to the gate into our subconscious? Words are thoughts; thoughts have power. It has been written: “The pen is mightier than the sword.”  The Bible says that the Word of God is a two edged sword.” Bonar writes: “Speak truly, and each word of thine shall be a fruitful seed.”

Open your heart, open your mouth, let your light shine forth!

 

 

Week 14 Jim Moll

To this point, I have learned that ALL thought is creative, not that “some thought is creative, but that all thought is creative.” So, of course this gives equal power to negative thinking! Joined with feelings, the Law of Growth will manifest those thoughts which we allow to take up space or “rent” space in our minds. How is it with you? Have you become aware of how often negative thoughts wish to dwell on your mind? Have you learned to displace them, banish them with the power of positive thinking? Yes, I include you as well as myself in the questions, because you also need to live in your body for the rest of your lives. Have you learned to truly observe yourself, and how you react to people and situations? Have you succeeded with a 7 day mental diet, with zero negative thoughts? This is an amazing journey, meandering through my mind, discovering who I really am, where I want to go, who I am becoming! Without food, negativity gradually atrophies.

Wisdom surrounds me, just as other natural substances, waiting for a receptive and willing learner. The key is to make the decision, “firmly believing, in no wise doubting”, giving no room for interference, seeking and asking, allowing harmony to resonate with my purpose and calling in this life.

George Adams writes: “Learn to keep the door shut, keep out of your mind and out of your world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.”

Week 13 Jim Moll

Inductive reasoning ,scientific reasoning, has brought manifold blessings to mankind. Man has learned how to harness the natural powers of nature, and enabled mankind to do things which seemed like science fiction in ages past. There are immutable, fixed laws of nature by which the universe functions, and man has the capacity, through the gift of thought or reason, to discover things that have existed throughout the ages, but were hidden to him.

However, it is only by the creative power of thought the outward, physical world can be released to it’s potential which already exists. By focusing our thoughts on the desired outcome, we are drawn to it, and it towards us, naturally. This only happens when we put our knowledge  into action, as Haanel writes.  He continues: “Therefore, in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring forth their effect.” This sets the “Law of Attraction” into motion.

Benjamin Franklin wrote: “Strengthen my resolution to perform that which Wisdom dictates.” Thus I continue in my quest to be of service in this world in the spirit of BOSA (Be of service attitude.)

Week 12 Jim Moll

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Today I will share some personal thoughts of my faith. I have taught that reason or the mind needs to be subject to the Spirit. Thus, I had reservations regarding this Master Key Experience which is designed to help me to change my thought processes in the direction I choose. The mind, or reason, is simply a tool that we use for this life we live, and I am learning how to “operate” it, akin to learning how to operate any fine piece of equipment, such as a computer. Computers have fantastic capabilities, but are directed by ourselves.

Some portions of scriptures now have deeper meaning. For example, years ago I learned the sentence: “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Scripture says: “Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them.” The prophet said: “As a man thinketh, so shall he be.”  We have been instructed in the MKE to forgive everyone, not to entertain negative (or sinful) thoughts, to be in the flow of giving and receiving! We have been instructed to know our purpose in life, our very reason for being, and to strive towards it. We are to remove the doubts and negative thinking that has hindered us in the past.This process  relates to the instructions of  “Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.”

If we trust, if we believe, the creator will answer. “In no wise doubting, but firmly believing…” The invisible power of Faith actually has substance, as Paul writes, and sure evidence appears. We are not the creators, so why do we think to advise and instruct the Creator in the flow of His creation; how, why, when? Why does He receive blame or instructions from us, when we have been made “first class, by first class.” As the seed sprouts perfectly by it’s nature, and grows to its’ potential, as the Monarch butterfly is transformed from a caterpillar into a beautiful, flying creature destined to fulfill it’s purpose, we too, just need to ask, to trust, and to allow Him to work through us and in us.

We are receiving  instructional manuals for the operational mechanism of our minds, and we are learning how to be the operators, not passive recipients of old programming. Therefore, the mind is subject to the Spirit.

 

Week 11 Jim Moll

So the traveler returns from West Africa, with fresh perspectives and up close experiences relating to the journey into the mysteries of my mind. The Master Key Experience course this week presented, as a metaphor, the journey of the Monarch butterfly. This insect has the longest migration of the insect world,  a journey of approximately 3,000 miles. After it’s complete metamorphosis from a caterpillar body to a beautiful creation that has wings and can fly, it sets out to a destination that it has never seen nor visited. The life span is short, so the third generation is what actually arrives at the remote mountain destination in Mexico.

How does this amazing story relate to me?

The butterfly has a definite purpose, with total commitment to reach the destination. (Or die trying!) None of the obstacles it faces can deter it; it is focused. It’s plan of action is simple: keep flapping your wings! None of the challenges of weather, food sources, or enemies of various sorts distract it from it’s plan and purpose. It travels with others, who form a group, all dedicated to attaining their goals. They are persistent,

This wonderful creation and it’s life purpose, teaches me, that within myself is the same ability to reach my purpose, my passion, my dream. My new friends in Africa appear to be content with each day’s journey. They are grateful and cheerful people. They reciprocate the love they receive, and are appreciative of the “hand up” offered to assist them in their lives. God does not have short hands; His hands reach into remote villages where lives are simple and basic. As a small token, I was able to donate about 50 pounds of various items of clothing, treats, first aid items and the like ( which I could fit into a suitcase, which was also donated at my trip’s conclusion.)  The most valuable experience, however, was the bonding of hearts where we were connected by the power of love. We are “brothers.” Now I have first hand knowledge of how my donations can be utilized for long term benefits in  the lives I touch.