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Week 19 MKE – The Power of Mind

We have come to believe that there is Mind and there is Physical.  We are now beginning to understand that Mind is the cause and Physical is the effect.  This all starts with the Universal Mind (God) and as we align with His thinking we have His Power.  The key thought from this lesson to me is the following:

“You may know that thought constantly, eternally is taking form, is forever seeking expression, or you may not, but the fact remains that if your thought is powerful, constructive, and positive, this will be plainly evident in the state of your health, your business, and your environment; if your thought is weak, critical, destructive and negative generally, it will manifest in your body as fear, worry, and nervousness, in your finance as lack and limitation, and in discordant conditions in your environment.

All wealth is the offspring of power; possessions are of value only as they confer power. Events are significant only as they affect power; all things represent certain forms and degrees of power.”

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So we need to develop this power in our own minds.  I have been engaged this last week with a SIT and think time each day as well as the affirmations that help me believe that I am Powerful.  Here is the affirmation, “I am Complete, Perfect, Strong, POWERFUL, Loving, Harmonious and HAPPY.”

After 19 weeks with MKE I am feeling stronger about who I am and my wife is seeing a more loving and caring husband. All my relationships have improved.  I love knowing and feeling that I am POWERFUL and completely in charge of my life.  Life is all about the mind and our thinking.

Week 18 MKE – “The Law of Attraction”

This has been the focus for this week.  Below is a summary of the key points of this weeks lesson.

“In order to grow we must obtain what is necessary for our growth. This is brought about through the law of attraction.  This principle is the sole means by which the individual is differentiated from the Universal.  Think for a moment, what would a man be if he were not a husband, father, or brother, if he were not interested in the social, economical, political or religious world. He would be nothing but an abstract theoretical ego. He exists, therefore, only in his relation to the whole, in his relation to other men, in his relation to society. This relation constitutes his environment and in no other way.  It is evident, therefore, that the individual is simply the differentiation of the one Universal Mind “which lighteth every man that cometh into the world,” and his so- called individuality or personality consists of nothing but the manner in which he relates with the whole.  This we call his environment and is brought about by the law of attraction.”

law-of-attractionHow does this Law of Attraction work?  I think it is that we attract what we think about…. if we are in tune with the Universal Mind (God).  Yes if you want abundance in your life this is what you need to think about.  That means you need an abundant mentality and NOT a scarcity mentality which most of us have.  You must also clear you mind from ALL negative, which most of see everywhere.  Negative is everywhere, communicated by the news and most people you meet.  This keeps the Law of Attraction from delivering what we want.  The Law is always in effect and so with negativity and scarcity we are delivered just that.

The Law of Attraction works with the Law of Growth and delivers what we think about, good or bad.  So think better, avoid negativity and scarcity and the Universal Mind will deliver to you either abundance of NOT.  It is up to you.  The other factor that plays in the Law of Growth is The Law of Giving.  To get more we need to Give More.

After 18 weeks of MKE study, I am beginning to understand and put into operations the Seven Laws of the Mind to see myself as…. “Whole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious and HAPPY”.  I am feeling it and seeing more happiness now in my life.

 

Week 17 HJ – The Hero’s Journey

This is the journey that many of us would like to take, and are preparing for.  See the picture below:

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What keeps us from this journey?  We do not know we are “nature’s greatest miracle” and as such if we stay in harmony with “Nature’s Laws”, God’s Laws we need not fear but move forward with great enthusiasm.  We were conceived in Love and brought forth with purpose and Nature makes no mistakes.  I just love the affirmation about myself that I am Whole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious and HAPPY.  This is who we are and we need to teach ourselves this important truth.

Lesson 17 makes these points very clearly.

“Remember that fundamentally the subconscious is omnipotent; there is no limit to the things that can be done when it is given the power to act. Your degree of success is determined by the nature of your desire. If the nature of your desire is in harmony with Natural Law or the Universal Mind, it will gradually emancipate the mind and give you invincible courage.

Every obstacle conquered, every victory gained, will give you more faith in your power, and you will have greater ability to win. Your strength is determined by your mental attitude; if this attitude is one of success, and is permanently held with an unswerving purpose, you will attract to you from the invisible domain the things you silently demand.

By keeping the thought in mind, it will gradually take tangible form. A definite purpose sets causes in motion which go out in the invisible world and find the material necessary to serve your purpose.”

With these thoughts in mind, we can have the faith to enter the UNKNOWN knowing that all things are possible.  So once we understand our life’s purpose and comply with Nature’s Laws we are predetermined to be successful.  Come on the journey with me.

 

Week 17 – MKE – “Created in God’s image to have dominion over all things”

The very most important thing we need dominion over is out THOUGHTS.  This is what makes us “Nature’s greatest miracle”, we can Think.  The right kinds of continuous good thoughts can program our subconscious which is our most direct connection to God AND the brain that makes over 95% of our decisions.  So to have dominion over all things we must start with our own thinking.

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From Lesson 17 we are told that Man has “dominion over all things”; this dominion is established through Mind. Thought is the activity which controls every principle beneath it. The highest principle by reason of its superior essence and qualities necessarily determines the circumstances, aspects, and relation of everything with which it comes in contact. The vibrations of mental forces are the finest and consequently the most powerful in existence. To those who perceive the nature and transcendence of mental force, all physical power sinks into insignificance.  We are accustomed to look upon the Universe with a lens of five senses, and from these experiences our anthropomorphic conceptions originate, but true conceptions are only secured by spiritual insight. This insight requires a quickening of the vibrations of the Mind, and is only secured when the mind is continuously concentrated in a given direction.  Continuous concentration means an even, unbroken flow of thought and is the result of patient, persistent, persevering and well-regulated system.

This is easier said than done. Life gives us continuous distractions and you need more than just good intentions.  Part of training my brain is the need for quiet periods without distraction every day.  Meditation, prayer, affirmations, and other thought activities to train the subconscious brain to form new and better habits.  Habits that I want, like kindness, patience, faith, courage, etc.

I know that I am “Whole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious, and Happy” and  I tell myself this multiple times every day.  I hope my subconscious brain is catching on.  I think it is.

 

Week 16 MKE – Kindness…find it NOW

This last week I was challenged to focus on the Christlike attribute of Kindness.  To look for occasions to express kindness in my acts and look for it in others.  Specifically doing acts that make others jobs easier and find a few ways each day that you can do an act of kindness, surprising a person and not letting them know it was you who performed the act.

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It was a wonderful week and saw kindness everywhere and focused on my own active participation in these acts.  As we all know kindness starts with our thoughts.  Below is a short article I found which is right in line with the MKE program and my thinking:

“Thinking kind thoughts is a Christlike attribute. Kindness originates in hearts and minds. A lack of kindness can begin with critical thoughts of others, and it can develop into a habit of finding fault. However, if we accept responsibility for our own reactive thinking, we can become more charitable. Rather than judging others, we grow in understanding and kindness.  Kindness in the home, workplace, church, and school can open passages to hearts that have been blocked with misunderstandings. Showing kindness to others allows them to let go of angry feelings so they can focus on real issues. Kindness helps us and others feel acceptance and gain confidence.”

Here is a few significant points made in this weeks MKE lesson around the need to keep our minds focused on good, wholesome thought, like kindness.

“If our thought is constructive and harmonious we manifest good; if it is destructive and discordant we manifest evil.  If you desire to visualize a different environment, the process is simply to hold the ideal in mind, until your vision has been made real; give no thought to persons, places or things; these have no place in the absolute; the environment you desire will contain everything necessary; the right persons, and the right things will come at the right time and in the right place.”

“It is sometimes not plain how character, ability, attainment, achievement, environment and destiny can be controlled through the power of visualization, but this is an exact scientific fact.  You will readily see that what we think determines the quality of mind, and that the quality of mind in turn determines our ability and mental capacity, and you can readily understand that the improvement in our ability will naturally be followed by increase in attainment and a greater control of circumstances.”

“It will thus be seen that Natural laws work in a perfectly natural and harmonious manner; everything seems to “just happen.” If you want any evidence of this fact simply compare results of your efforts in your own life, when your actions were prompted by high ideals and when you had selfish or ulterior motives in mind. You will need no further evidence.”

I continue the goal this week of constantly having Christlike thoughts in my mind.  This will be helped by continuing to l look for KINDNESS in the world around me and look for opportunities to act it out as well.

MKE Week 15 – Laws determine all our Lifes Outcomes​

There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated— And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.” D&C:130, 20-21

Week Fifteen lesson will tell more about the laws under which we live. It explains that these laws operate to our advantage; that all conditions and experiences that come to us are for our benefit; that we gain strength in proportion to the effort expended, and that our happiness is best attained through conscious cooperation with natural laws.

Seems so simple, learn the Natural Laws, make a full-time application of them and find our happiness.  I am talking about the 7 laws of the Mind.  This lesson tells us that,  All the great eternal forces act in solemn silence, but it is in our power to place ourselves in harmony with them and thus express a life of comparative peace and happiness.  So we must put our lives in harmony with these laws to garner the great rewards.

Another important consideration is, growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better; it is a conditional or reciprocal action, for each of us is a complete thought entity and this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give.  We need to give u the old to receive the new and in my mind the most important characteristic to develop is LOVE.  Since Natural Laws are God’s Laws the most important is LOVE.  We have been asked to Love God with all our being AND our neighbor as yourself.  Love forms the basis of The Law of Attraction.  When you give Love you receive what you need, Harmony and Happiness.

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Radiate Love and Joy to all we meet is the first good step in the process of aligning our selves with God’s Natural Laws.   We do this by a mental fast from any and all negative input and from all judgments.  This opens our minds to God’s channels.

I have been working on this process every day and am beginning to feel and seeing more positive in my life.   The MKE program has helped me understand and follow a process to bring more harmony and happiness into my life… resources as well.

May we all find and follow the Natural Laws that bring us the Harmony, Happiness, and resources into our lives.

MKE Week 14 – How we work.. the Brain

I have spent my life discovering how things work.  It has been a wonderful lifelong learning experience.  The two areas that I have, over time, become a subject expert are, how computers work and how Leaders work.  In this program, MKE, I am doing a deep dive into how we work. More specifically how our control system, our BRAIN works.  Knowing how this works will allow us to put it to better use and be able to develop the life we all want, full of health, happiness and the necessary resources to allow this to happen.

Below is my simple picture of our Brain connections:

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First, our Subconscious Mind is directly connected to the Universal Mind (GOD).  Our Conscious Mind is NOT.  If we train our Subconscious Mind to align with the Universal Mind (God’s Mind) we can take advantage of the Universal Mind’s Power to bring us to the state of Happiness and Harmony in our lives.  We can not control either the Universal Mind or our own Subconscious Mind.  Our only control is over our Conscious Mind.  Science tells us that 95% or more of our decisions are made by our Subconscious Mind, without using our Conscious Minds.  WOW.   So that being the case, in my thinking, the main purpose of the Conscious Mind is to re-program the Subconscious Mind since it is automatically making 95% of our decisions.  This is very similar to a computer that has been programmed to perform very specific functions dependent on its input.  This is how are Subconscious Mind works.  Input is provided by our 5 senses and program is rapidly performed giving us the result, a decision and/or action.

So how did our Subconscious Mind get programmed originally?   Most believe in the first 7 years of our life as a result of our environment.  How do we change it?  We change it with our Thinking Mind (Conscious Mind) by understanding and using the 7 Laws of the Mind.  I defined those in my Week 12 Blog.  Here is another picture to help us understand the two parts of our Brain, Conscious and Unconscious Minds.

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The above two pictures and the 7 Laws of the Mind make it clear to me the job I need to do to change who I am and become better thus giving my Subconscious Mind the task providing the resources required for me to achieve the goal of total Happiness and Harmony in my life.  Also helping others find the same.  Remember ONLY the Subconscious Mind is connected to the Universal Subconscious Mind (God) with all the power to deliver the Happiness and Harmony we all strive to obtain.

MKE has provided me with this interesting discovery and the detail process necessary to re-program my mind.  I am in this process now with 14 more weeks of learning and behavioral changes to affect my own personal Subconscious programming.  Love the progress to date.  I know know that I am “Whole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious and Happy” and I need to make sure my Subconscious Mind understands who I am.  I also now know that “I can be what I want to be” if I “Do It Now”!!

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