This week’s MKE really hit home. What you think or feel is an indicator of what you are. Your “thought is energy; and energy is power” stated by Charles F. Haanel; which means what you think has the power to become your life.
For example, I am in the process of moving my mother and myself. My mother has lived in the same house for 42 years, so we have a lot of work ahead of us. It’s frustrating and overwhelming at times, to the point we both just want to stop, yet we can’t because it needs to be finished. I was allowing my frustrated thoughts to take over me… and then I read this week’s lesson. Haanel stated, “Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind.” That’s exactly what I was doing! I realized I can’t make headway dwelling on the frustration and allowing emotions to control me.
I needed to rid these thoughts and think positive to make the move happen. This week’s lesson advised during our sit we dismiss all negativity and focus on the positive. So that’s what I did. I began doing my sits and focusing on positive thoughts and my bliss. It’s harder to let go than I thought it would be. It’s so easy to fall back into my regular mindset and think of the frustration. I’m getting better at focusing on the positive; and it’s working! The moving is going faster and is not as frustrating. And instead of getting fed up, I’m finding solutions. It’s great!! I’m still a work in progress; however, I am seeing results which makes me want to work harder and stay in a positive state of mind.
The last three weeks I’ve been working on my sits. To perform a sit, I need to completely clear my mind and focus on controlling my body to relax and not move. To some, this may seem an easy task; however for me, it’s been a challenge. I’ve found it difficult to turn off my mind.
As the weeks have progressed, I’m finding it easier to be still with less thoughts running through my mind… and that is exciting! The more I become in control with my body, the more control I have over my thoughts and mind. The more control over my thoughts and mind, the more control I have in achieving my bliss! My reactions and thoughts change my life. It’s freeing! I can’t wait to become more!
Now we are really cooking in the Master Key Experience! Wow! It’s exciting and a bit overwhelming at the same time. What I’ve learned is our subconscious makes our decisions before we even realize it. We’ve been programmed through life on how, when, what to do properly. It has made it so we don’t think for ourselves and make own decisions and conclusions. Yes! I want to think for myself and make my own decisions.
To start beginning to think for ourselves, we need to dig deep and find what we really want out of life. Find our burning desire that gives us purpose. The deepest desires we have for life. This may seem easy, and may be for some. Yet when I started trying to think of my burning desire, I was stuck. For many years I’ve been living my life for others, to help my mother and Autistic brother. I wouldn’t change a thing, because of my love for them. So, to think of what “I” really want out of life is difficult to separate from living and helping others. This doesn’t mean it takes away from caring for my family; it’s to give myself my own, individual purpose. It’s exciting!
So, I’m struggling a bit figuring out, each day I’m doing my sits, clearing my mind, and allowing my burning desire to come forward. I can’t wait to see what unfolds! Stay tuned!!