Week four got very interesting I found myself looking forward to the exercise because of the opportunity to see if I could master the mind – controlling thought and being able to sustain this for a good length of time. I also got a sense of belief in that what I was reading was starting to take root, like I could allow myself to believe in possibilities as far out as they maybe. This week in particular the strangest things have been happening, things I wanted, nothing huge, or gave brief thought to miraculously appear in my reality effortlessly. Thoughts really do become things!
I am starting to see how from first exercise and all proceeding ones are aimed to get you to control each part of your body taking it under your control instead of it leading you around with habitual thoughts and actions. This would be the unconscious way of being where any change desired is more or less doomed. Lack of awareness and not being actively self directed is some of what I have gotten from this week’s reading and the exercise. You can easily drift and I have at times, yet when this happened I was able to come back to no thought, it got easier as the week progressed. The little wins along the way helped in that I had results to keep me going. I wonder if Week 4 exercise has a side benefit of obliterating fear?
As Charles Hannel explains succeeding in dismissing, and eliminating negative destructive thoughts, the seeds that germinate when we leave them to their own devises is key to creating the life we desire. Though I don’t focus or bring negativity into my life, I am surrounded by it so do my best to go to a happy place inside to keep from being sucked into whatever is undesirable that day… This includes people.
I’ve also noticed I do not want to have dialogue with people who aren’t on the same path as I am, not yet anyway. To explain The Master Key System to folk is work I’m not prepared to do at this stage. Skepticism I can do without.
Putting other pieces together has forced me to go deeper within myself and to stay with it even when eeking out quality time is challenging. I won’t give up.
The exercise for Week 4 felt like a mini spa break. To keep out thoughts was permission to drop all the anxiety and worry and any issues I’d been carrying. I’m looking forward to Week 5.
This week is about understanding where and how we recreate the reality we see around us. We bring this into our lives sometimes unconsciously, sometimes consciously, out of habit. Learning to still the mind and body this week to bring the conscious mind under control of where it leads subconscious and vice versa was surprisingly easy for me. Alright, alright, for fifteen minutes it was easy. Any longer and maybe my thoughts would have taken over, subconscious would have started to do its own thing, feeding me wrong information. One reason for it being easy was I chose to close my eyes, to visualise a dock with a vast expanse of water, staying focused on the dock head. It worked for me.
When you’re invited to write your dream, not to omit a thing, it is scary and exciting all at once. I knew what I wanted to have in my life because I’d previously written a list. Wording it is where I come a cropper, getting it just right is work but amazingly gratifying when you’re being guided along the way. I’ve enjoyed making the suggested changes, the prompts for ideas I hadn’t entertained, and things I left out or forgot to give thought to. Doing this makes me feel like my dreams will crystallise. The reading of GS and MK and BB all strengthen the motivation and belief in self to go all the way with MKMMA. I found a settling down of the anxiety I had at week one and 2. Staying close to the community has made feel supported and part of a group who want great things to happen for all. With Charles Haanel’s Master Key System, I’ve found that our thinking can be a friend or a foe, we get to decide what we bring into our lives by the thoughts we keep and continually entertain. If our life is to change, it starts from the inside out. The hardest part is changing the habit of being on autopilot with our thoughts. Taking them captive not allowing them to wonder off to do their own thing. This is where the exercises help. You’re not just given explanations but also exercises to put this lessons teaching into practice, and practice you do. Og’s Greatest Salesman is also an added tool to working on our thoughts. Training your thought life with these are hard as much as it might seem easy, the grooves of habit are so well set in their ways, you have to be vigilant to not go the old ways. At least I do. This is good because as least it shows I’ve awareness and observing my habits in a new way. This week has been a settling of sorts.
In lesson 2 of MKS we’re introduction to the conscious and subconscious mind. How to guard what’s accepted by our minds, in particular our subconscious through our thoughts. An understanding of this would dramatically change our lives for the better.
To bring this about our task this week was to sit quietly restricting our thought, something near on impossible, given we think 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day. Rather than to frustrates, this exercise was to show us how much useless thoughts goes on unnoticed by us. This reminds me of the bible passage ‘…taking all thoughts captive…’ I found this exercise easy to perform, which came as a surprise to me as I have lots of thoughts racing through my mind every day and night. Though I didn’t go into the exercise with my mind made up about my ‘inability to ‘switch’ of my thought, I was amazed at how quickly I was able to focus on an empty mind, no thoughts in no thoughts out. What I unwittingly did was to visualise a dock, as long as I maintained focus at water in the middle I was OK. My mind free of thought.
What a culture shock this first week has been. Yet I am beyond happy and excited to be a part of the Master Key Experience. The journey nearly didn’t happen….again. I found out about MKE a couple of years ago on one of those search for something, but not knowing what on the Internet. I came across ‘The World’s laziest Networker’ videos and websites. Something in the title piqued my interest, I suppose because ‘laziest networker’ felt like it had something to teach me about networking without it being difficult! I signed up to his mailing list and received details of the MKE immediately. Reading through the email, I felt I had to be a part of this and emailed to be placed on the ‘showing interest’ list for when the scholarship opened in September 2015…I missed it. I did the same again in 2016. This year the same pattern was nearly played out, only this time for some reason I checked my Spam folder and lo, an email from The World’s Laziest Networker about this year’s MKE! Who checks their Spam Folder for no reason?! I was amazed and a little smog I ‘caught’ it before the deadline. Timing is truly everything. From finding out I made it to this year’s MKE, I couldn’t wait for the first webinar to take place on Sunday, making sure the decks were cleared, no disturbing or distraction for me. I was eager for the journey to begin.
The wonderful think about this experience is the opportunity for self discovery and finding out who you are. Something I welcome, being able to get the support in a community of likeminded people just goes way beyond anything I’ve ever experienced before. From the start of the orientation webinar you knew this was going to be different, and scary, but in a good way. We were given a list of items we’d need for the journey (believe it is a journey!) and a prescription if you will of how we were to delve into the materials. All daunting because my old way of being throws up questions like ‘how am I going to fit all this in’, ‘where does that this go’… whaaat??! Write a blog?! All new and exciting stuff. Stretching yourself isn’t easy but it will be worthwhile and rewarding. The daily readings aren’t challenging, but finding a rhythm to the routine is. We’ve been assured it will get easy and I’m sure it will with continuous applying of the steps and plugging into the community. It is pretty much a back to school scenario and I love it. My subconscious is having a difficult time with the new regime, there’s a new boss in town!
It’s a bit like wearing new shoes. Unsteady and a little awkward at first, but given time will be natural and effortless.