Greetings fellow travelers!
Between the phone ringing, 150+ emails every day, projects beginning, or in motion, or coming to a close, somehow I’ve managed to slip this week’s #MasterKeyExperience video into my routines. I’m not nearly finished viewing/listening to it yet but “Do it now!” raised its incessant voice and yelled at me to write, and to do so right now!
“Act now. There is never any time but now.” –Wallace Wattles
We’ve all heard such wise words before…and just as often dismissed them. The hustle and bustle of everyday life has not gotten any less busy, not in all the years I’ve occupied my particular bit of space on this planet. Worse yet, I’m neck deep in Technology, and I can promise you, life has not slowed with the advent of all the technologies designed to make our lives easier.
…So let’s begin dissecting my title for this Week-22 effort.
It seems there’s no end of knowledge attainable anywhere a person might decide to seek it. Libraries abound. Bookstores are in most cities – although in decline due to the Internet – and of course, the Internet.
For all this knowledge – and I’m no different than anyone else in the wealth of it acquired – the application and implementation of so much knowledge into our beings does not easily nor quickly manifest itself into readily applicable and beneficial form; Wisdom.
In the video selection for our #MKMMA training, Wallace Wattles brought up something else which gave me pause: “One does not help the poor by studying poverty.”
Slap in the face!
You see…, as I mentioned in a prior posting, I’m an Economist via formal Degree. Among the many things we studied, mathematically modeled, theorized, dissected and discussed, sought to prove (& disprove), there were the abundant theories of and surrounding “poverty.”
We studied the precise and analytical works of Adam Smith, the ill-founded, non-objective theories of John M. Keynes, and many others. Opinion-time. Oops! (If you recall my necessity for Objectivity noted in Week-21, you can then therefore understand my lack of appreciation for J. M. Keynes.)
In all the years of study, the brain-racking math, no amount of effort done before me, while I was in classes, and in the years since has halted poverty. President LbJ’s “War on Poverty” is an abysmal failure!
Poverty is a mindset. Why else would Wattles make several direct instructions to cease dwelling on it (among other topics)?
As part of the #MKMMA coursework – which I’m ever-so glad I decided to have embarked upon – among other things, we study wealth!
“Wealth,” you hesitate?
Isn’t “money the root of all evil?”
NO! NOPE!!! SORRY!!!!!
The love of money is the root of all evil!
Money is a merely “tool,” a medium of exchange, a tool for transactions agreed upon by various parties as having a discernible value, again, agreed upon by both parties.
To help the poor out of poverty requires of each of us to pursue wealth, to uplift not only our own situation, but to become an inspiration to others, to “know the way, go the way, and show the way.” (–John Maxwell)
In the opening to Part 22, Haanel states “[…] that thoughts are spiritual seeds, which when planted in the subconscious mind, have a tendency to sprout and grow, but unfortunately the fruit is frequently not to our liking.”
When I first saw this, and before watching the Wattles’ video, I recalled Napoleon Hill’s work, Think and Grow Rich. A friend, and part-time mentor had mentioned in recalling his own difficult upbringing that he was introduced to Hill’s work, and thought to himself when learning the title: “You mean all I have to do is think about it and I’ll get rich?”
At the time, I laughed at his simple interpretation….
Who got the last laugh!
Him. (He earns over $250k/month. I don’t. Not yet….)
But you see, Haanel and Hill, all link similar ideas to better ideals! In 22:7, Haanel reminds us of the Law of Repetition, reminding us to use “this power every minute,” “to use it intelligently and produce only desirable results.” “We can change the vibration and thus produce any condition which we desire to manifest in our bodies.” (22:6)
Not to put the cart before the horse, but in this monologue, order does matter. In (22:4), Haanel reminded me of my first catastrophic auto accident and what I had to both endure, and produce to manifest a proper recovery. Quoting: “If there is any physical condition which it is necessary to change, the law governing visualization will be found effective.” (Haanel, 22:4)
Without knowing any of these works existed, my mind had deduced a specific set of solutions, methods, and practices I could employ which would facilitate the healing necessary to rebound from the traumas of my accident. I truly did “hold it in the mind until it is absorbed by the consciousness.” (22:4)
Without knowing these principles, without knowing why, I knew what was necessary for me to do to accomplish healing. (It took me about 5 months to regain motor-mobility in my left eye, and just shy of 13 months to regain my senses of taste and smell.)
I didn’t know why, but my subconscious mind, my “subby” knew how to fix me.
Even before I learned to meditate, to “sit” as is part of this phenomenal coursework, my inner self knew what needed to happen and how to get there. “We know that every mental actions is a vibration, and we know that all form is simply a mode of emotion, a rate of vibration. Therefore, any given vibration immediately modifies every atom in the body.” (Haanel, 22:5) “The problem is to use it intelligently and produce only desirable results.” (22:7)
How did my inner consciousness know what my outer consciousness had never sought,
nor ever thought necessary to learn?
“All that is necessary is to consult our own experience.” (22:8)
Deep enough yet?
It gets better.
In 22:11, Haanel shares, “Let us see how the action of the subconscious mind over the body differs. You receive a wound; thousands of cells begin the work of healing at once; in a few days or weeks the work is complete.”
(22:12) “They are like and army of workmen, ready to start important an piece of work….”
(22:15) “Every cell in your body is intelligent (by Design) and will respond to your direction.”
(22:16) “Therefore, when the perfect images – in my case, healing – are placed before the subjective, the creative energies will build a perfect body.”
Although I survived significant trauma, my mind sought a solution, an answer to a problem beyond the scope of ordinary medical sciences, and in my thoughts, my mind created/caused a vibration (22:19), an alteration in the energy necessary for divinely-directed forces to take action. Healing I was not likely to have enjoyed was brought into reality.
All this #MKMMA work is really hard to put down!
Without having any of this knowledge, this wisdom passed down from decades before my own appearance in this world, the answers (from Source) were already within. “There can be no doubt that few patients are aware how much they can do for themselves.” (22:27)
I have lived this!
(22:29) “This realization and recognition of the Omnipresent power will quickly destroy any and every form of sickness and suffering and substitute harmony and perfection.” (Emphasis mine.)
I have lived this!
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew, 19:26, NIV)
All of the above (from Haanel & Wattles) is little more than knowledge until put into proper vibration, your vibration, your action(!) with the purpose of positive growth for both yourself and those you have, or may yet come into contact with. When that/your “vibration” becomes motion, it transforms into, or is inserted into our lives as Wisdom.
A parallel “wisdom” of the #MKMMA training is an action towards our fullest realizations, our ultimate potentials. The multiple learning methods, each harmonizing with the other…they work. (No matter how much of the “old me” resists – even now – it works!!!
What kind of thinking will you choose? What would the person you intend to become do next?