First let me mention that I have had some challenging medical issues lately and I am in the process of catching up.
I realize that I am a continued Work In Process.
I have always looked for help from “without,” never realizing all the help I needed was “within.” “I”
I believe that everyone has this idea that it is easy to control their thoughts, and until recently I was one of them. A few weeks ago the Master Mind group I am part of started these lessons of eliminating certain thoughts for entire weeks at a time. If we think we have Mastered your mind and control your own thoughts… try to not have an opinion of anything for 2 solid weeks. I found that virtually every thought we have is an opinion of something.
For a long time now I have considered myself to be a positive minded person. Many years ago I quit watching all the negativity on the news and even on the internet. Not being bombarded with negativity by itself made me feel better and more positive. This week I found out I still had a considerable way to go to be truly positive. As part of our Master Key Master Mind Alliance course, this week we were to eliminate all negative thoughts for 7 days. As soon as we have a negative thought exceeding 7 seconds we have to start your 7 days over from the beginning. I quickly found out I could not even get out of bed in the morning before I had to start my seven days all over. I still have not accomplished this. This exercise really highlighted how we live in a world of negativity and trying to eliminate it is a difficult task.
To gain control of our subconscious mind we have to first quiet the conscious mind so that we can draw a clear mental picture of what our future looks like in detail.
In section 13 of lesson VII; “Clearness and accuracy are obtained only by repeatedly having the image in mind. Each repeated action renders the image more clear and accurate than the preceding, and in proportion to the clearness and accuracy of the image will the outward manifestation be. You must build it firmly and securely in your mental world, the world within, before it can take form in the world without”. Charles Haanel
It is easy to let our mind wander while developing this clear mental picture in our mind, however, each day it seems to get a little easier. It all comes down to developing focus… this has been one of the main reasons I started my journey with the Master Key Mind Master Alliance group.
Again, I have found out that I am a “Work In Process” and that I will be until the last day I spend on this earth.