Week 24 Foundations — Building on what’s True!

No fluff here — For me personally, the Master Key Experience (MKE) is a truly life-changing hands-on educational workshop experience!
It is an ongoing answer to my longstanding, deepest and most heartfelt prayer & cry regarding my purpose and service in this Life on Earth!

It has provided the progression for a much clearer and practical understanding of
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father, Which in Heaven, is perfect”
(the last sentence spoken by Jesus Christ in Matthew Chapter 5).
Since I do believe humans are made after the image of God, Who is One and The Same as Universal Mind, and that He is a personal God, whose name is Jehovah, and not impersonal, as Haanel suggests (and I love Haanel and Emerson), then I find in my nature a similitude of likenesses relating to Jehovah’s revelation of themself as Warrior, Lover, and Adventurer.
In fact, get this —
Genesis 1:26-7   And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. So God created man in His Own Image, in the Image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

[NOTES: Interestingly, the crossover from singular verbs and pronouns to plural form are not “mistakes” in these 2 verses.  We have finite minds, so the ability to understand an Infinite concept of God being an “Us” Being is nigh to impossible – we either accept it by Faith, or we don’t.  If we consider that the “Them” is Father, Logos (Word / Son), Spirit (Holy Ghost / Holy Spirit), then that would explain why Jesus was accused of blasphemy by religious leaders of the day.  Whereas, in fact, the preponderance of evidence is overwhelming upon close inspection, that Jesus was Jehovah in the flesh, in order to reach & relate to us.
Also, notice that “man” is referring to “human kind”, and referenced as “them” and “male and female”.]

Thus I have searched for many years in the Church for answers there.
Have been missing key links.
And the MKE has provided the “substance” and direction for all of it.
BTW, “the Church” for me is not the Catholic Church.  In stereotypical renderings of Western Press and Entertainment re Church, the reference is overwhelmingly to the Catholic Church, which I am not a part of, and suspect I never will be.
More appropriately, I am a Follower of the Way — Upon thorough study, The most reliable texts state in
John 14:6   Jesus saith unto him, I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.

Sooo, back to the main event here —
for me then, since humans are made in His image,
then Life is
(1) A Battle – standing strong for Truth & Justice & Mercy.
(2) An Exploration – a grand quest to find and give True Love (in all of its best intended attributes),
(3) An Adventure — a magnificent Journey (Hero)

I have already sowed many seeds to people re MKE and will recommend it specifically to many over time as a show of caring for them – for their next big step.

Do I agree with everything Emerson, Haanel, Hill, Og, Mark (Hi Mark), etc., purport?  Most, not all.  Of course that does not mean I’m right, or they are not.   Rather, collectively, in the context of this Course, they have provided both means and solidity to the Truth as I believe it is intended to be delivered and received.
I have not at all disagreed with anyone to this point, publicly or privately.
My personal experiences have taught me the value of waiting until I am asked on issues, and even then, the appropriate settings.
And personally, these men are among the Best I have ever read and studied  — Absolutely phenomenal and compelling in their thinking and expressions!!  (Each one, in fact, is on my personal MMA)

Overall, my Spirit, Soul, Body, and Heart, will NEVER be the same thanks to the large vision and enormous efforts of all the MKE Staff!
There is much work to be and do.
I am committed to the Journey!

Do IT again === Be a Blessing!  Someone wants and needs what You have to give!!

‘Til next time …
Be Well  — Live Free  —  Live Forever  — All Choices!
. . . called The Law of Attraction!  (aka The Law of Love!)
to be continued . . .

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Week 23 Foundations — Building on what’s True!

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MK 21:12 “The predominant thought or the mental attitude — is the magnet,
and the Law is that ‘like attracts like’, consequently
the mental attitude invariably attracts such conditions as CORRESPOND to its nature.”
Haanel states that “mental attitude is the magnet”.

Questions: (1) Are ALL magnets alike?
(2) And, well, just How does this particular magnet work?
Reality check here is that nobody really “knows”!
They just observe the outcome, as if THAT is the most important part.
I think that most people, upon reflection,
remember that the “like” poles of the “magnet” repel each other
(i.e. positive repels positive AND negative repels negative),
and also that the “unlike” poles attract each other
(i.e. positive attracts negative AND vice versa).

Are you confused OR do you know what is happening here?
If YES to either question in the prior sentence, then you are thinking – which is good!
So, it can be concluded then, that in some Laws “like attracts like”, and “like repels opposite”.
However, in other Laws, involving complements or opposites of an entities nature,
“like repels like”, and “like attracts opposite”.
Examples of this are that positive attracts negative with magnets (Law of Electromagnetic Force),
male attracts female (Law of Pro-creation),
nothing attracts something (Law of Vacuum)
>> so, the case can be made for both scenarios (i.e. “like attracts like”, and also “like repels like”),
BASED on DIFFERENT sets of pre-cursor conditions.
In the 2 cases above,
the first Magnet pertains in the realm of Mental Powers, i.e. “like attracts like”
and the second Magnet referred to pertains to the realm of Material / Physical Powers, involving Electro-magnetic Forces, which are Foundational to our Physical Universe, i.e. “like repels like”.

So, to be all-inclusive in our beliefs, which we portray as statements of Truth to others, can be often misleading to those who look to us as a Role-model, or a Teacher / Mentor, etc.
Why?  Well, this is because we are not always THOROUGH in our presentations of Foundations of Truth.
I gave a Math “paradox” in Week 22.
The answer is revealing, not trivial, and FOUNDATIONAL TO LIFE ITSELF.
It’s all about the ASSUMPTIONS.

In MK 23:9 Haanel asserts
The average person is entirely innocent of any deep thinking; he accepts the ideas of others, and repeats them, in very much the same way as a parrot; this is readily seen when I understand the method which is used to form public opinion, and this docile attitude on the part of a large majority who seem perfectly willing to let a few persons do all their thinking for them is what enables a few men in a great many countries to usurp all the avenues of Power and hold the millions in subjection.
Creative thinking requires Attention.

And In the Intro to MK 23
“Creative thought requires Attention,
and the Power of Attention is, as I have found, the Weapon of the Super-man.
Attention develops Concentration, and
Concentration develops Spiritual Power, and
Spiritual Power is the mightiest force in existence
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This is the science which embraces all sciences. It is the art which, above all arts, is relevant to human life. In the mastery of this science and this art there is opportunity for unending progression.
Perfection in this is not acquired in six days, nor in six weeks, nor in six months.
IT IS THE LABOR OF LIFE.”

Truth is sometimes portrayed as subjective, in these cases,
yet at closer inspection, the honest person can discern that Truth is NEVER subjective.
It does however, have defining concurrent conditions in order to affect specific results.

I do sincerely hope that those who read here are at the very least compelled to give background on supporting Foundational Beliefs of Truth before attempting to persuade anyone on a “pet belief or conviction”.  Thus, be careful to explain “Why”.
Then the Listener or Student has a basis against which to measure “conflicting” Truths
— which upon close inspection would then reveal an oxymoron i.e. impossibility!.

Be a Blessing!  Someone wants and needs what You have to give!!

‘Til next time …
Be Well  — Live Free  —  Live Forever  — All Choices!
. . . called The Law of Attraction!  (aka The Law of Love!)
to be continued . . .

 

And In the Intro to MK 23
“Creative thought requires attention,
and the Power of attention is, as I have found, the weapon of the Super-man.
Attention develops concentration, and
concentration develops Spiritual Power, and
Spiritual Power is the mightiest force in existence
.
This is the science which embraces all sciences. It is the art which, above all arts, is relevant to human life. In the mastery of this science and this art there is opportunity for unending progression.
Perfection in this is not acquired in six days, nor in six weeks, nor in six months.
IT IS THE LABOR OF LIFE.”

Truth is sometimes portrayed as subjective, in these cases,
yet at closer inspection, the honest person can discern that Truth is NEVER subjective.
It does however, have defining concurrent conditions in order to affect specific results.

I do sincerely hope that those who read here are at the very least compelled to give background on supporting Foundational Beliefs of Truth before attempting to persuade anyone on a “pet belief or conviction”.  Thus, be careful to explain “Why”.
Then the Listener or Student has a basis against which to measure “conflicting” Truths
— which upon close inspection would then reveal an oxymoron i.e. impossibility!.

Be a Blessing!  Someone wants and needs what You have to give!!

‘Til next time …
Be Well  — Live Free  —  Live Forever  — All Choices!
. . . called The Law of Attraction!  (aka The Law of Love!)
to be continued . . .

Week 22A Foundations — Building on what’s True!

Flowers images v1I recently completed a listen of the WeeK-21 Audio read by Trish Abeloff.
I did Listen to the message in Secret, in the Quiet.
And I began to recall some things to mind.

The Culture that I live in, has for decades now been increasingly promoting the concept of downloading 1 more song, watching 1 more movie, playing 1 more video game, numbing oneself with 1 more athletic event, 1 more book, 1 more class, etc, ad nauseum.
Then thinking back to my youth, from the time I was given homework — I never concurrently listened to music with words, or watched TV, or studied with friends.  I learned quickly, that Focus was the key to effectiveness in learning and retaining, as opposed to “filling” blank space with random thoughts of poets with tunes, or whatever, because I was “nervous” about my own thoughts.

That practice served me well for many years.  And I am very grateful and excited, both, that many more great techniques have been offered by MKE for us to ACT UPON in order TO ENHANCE AND BROADEN the concepts of Focus, Learning, Retention, Application, True Mastermind, Persistence, and Transference to others in practical ways.

This has been “work” for me here.  My on-going commitment is to always engage the process, enjoy the milestones for a time, and then continue on until the day I go to my “long home”!
Mahalo to all here – the Guides and the Wonderful Co-Travelers on our respective Hero’s Journeys!

Finally, another Key point of clarity in My Personal MKE.
– At times, Haanel appears to have 1 view of Conditions: that is, that they are always an outcome.
THEN, he states elsewhere that all Causes are themselves a prior Outcome.
Both are of course, upon thinking clearly, the Truth.
With One exception, that is!  This is the Foundational Cause or First Cause
i.e. Infinite Mind or God.– which by definition is not itself an Outcome of any prior causal factor(s).

‘Til next time …
Be Well  — Live Free  —  Live Forever  — All Choices!
. . . called The Law of Attraction!  (aka The Law of Love!)
to be continued . . .

Week 22 Foundations — Building on what’s True!

True science and true religion are twin sisters, where one goes, the other necessarily follows.

The Master Key Experience (MKE) is a wonderful, life-changing Progression for me!
I am here because I lined up with the Will of the Almighty.
He says Ask, Seek, Knock  – I did that.
For some time I did that.
And then thru a set of “unlikely” and painful circumstances, and I am here.
In the MKE – FULL BLOWN!

I mean, it’s not like I had nothing to anchor on.
I had abundance.  Yet, it was mingled with discord and dis-ease.
Truly, this MKE has inspired in me the confidence that I am who I choose to be.
And I have always wanted to impact people artfully in such a way
that their life is then for the better and so is mine.
Yet, in order to accomplish this, I must discover & build Ideas and Thoughts,
and hence Beliefs, on a firm Foundation of bedrock Truth.
Which I am now engaged in with this MKE Course, combined with other means.

To be honest, I can talk almost endlessly on any subject. This is Certainly not because I know everything.
Rather, for the reason that, it is a means of engaging others in their life interests, then asking questions, and attempting to get to “higher ground”.
Yet, before “higher ground”, comes “common” ground.
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And this is where the Foundations part comes in.

Amos 3:3   Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

I’ll conclude with a question and riddle.
To some this shall be simple.  Others will labor much over it.
And some will not think it is important.

I’ll ask a question.  You form your answer.  I give my answer.
Let’s see how much we can agree.

Question:   How much is 2 + 2?
Your Probable Answer:      4  (Most people say this)
My Answers:
On Monday                     2 + 2 = 20
On Tuesday                    2 + 2 = 11
On Wednesday              2 + 2 = 10
On Thursday                   2 + 2 =   4  (Finally, we agree!)
On Friday                         2 + 2 =   4  (Again!)

There is a Principle in here that is MUCH Larger than appearances.AST NGC7331_GrossmannHager_900cx

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Math is one of many ways to illustrate this Principle.
I chose it primarily because Math is at the Foundation of everything you can think of in this Universe and on this Island Earth!

In fact, our very Lives depend on them both (the Principle and the Math).

NOTE: For those who want to know the answer(s), email me at Team4pro.steve@gmail.com.
Also, read the Press Release (which “appears” incomplete),
then the About page (which completes the Press Release).

‘Til next time …
Be Well  — Live Free  —  Live Forever  — All Choices!
. . . called The Law of Attraction!  (aka The Law of Love!)
to be continued . . .

Week 21 Foundations — Building on what’s True!

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Haanel observes in the Master Key that Principle (Truth) is unchangeable;
if this were not so, it would not be reliable; all Principles are thus changeless.
This stability is my opportunity…

John 8:32   And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.

I went to some Trump Real Estate Seminars recently. I remember Donald saying
“”I like THINKING BIG. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well THINK BIG.”

Astro eso9845dI find that one of the secrets of success, one of the methods of organizing victory,
one of the accomplishments of the Master Mind is to THINK BIG THOUGHTS.
And I find also that everything which I hold in my conscious mind for any length of time,
becomes impressed upon my subconscious mind,
and so becomes a pattern which my thoughts, which are Powerful creative energy (Law of Attraction)
then weave into my life and environment!
(NOTE: refresher definition of the Law of Attraction:
My thoughts are powerful creative energy,
and automatically correlate/connect with their objects and bring them into manifestation!
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This is the secret of the wonderful Power of Prayer.
The real secret of Power is consciousness of Power.

We know that the Universe is governed by Law; that for every effect there must be a cause,
and that the same cause, under the same conditions, invariably produce the same effect.
Well, then this stability is my opportunity…
Consequently, if prayer has EVER been answered, then it is ALWAYS answered,
IF THE PROPER CONDITIONS ARE COMPLIED WITH
(a commonly disregarded necessity!).

This must necessarily be true; otherwise the Universe would be a chaos instead of a cosmos.
The answer to Prayer is therefore subject to Law, and this Law is definite, exact and scientific, just as are the Laws governing gravitation and electricity.
An understanding of this Law takes the foundation of Christianity
out of the realm of superstition and unpredictability
and places it upon the firm rock of scientific understanding.
But, unfortunately, there are comparatively few persons who really know and understand how to pray.
They understand that there are Laws governing electricity, mathematics, and chemistry, but, for some inexplicable reason, it never seems to occur to them that there are also Spiritual Laws, and that these Laws are also definite, scientific, exact, and operate with immutable precision!

I find then that my life is simply the reflection of the predominant thoughts of my Heart (the Subconscious), which are my Mental Attitude and my Heart Disposition.
Proverbs 23:7   For as he thinks in his Heart (not “in his mind”), so is he …

These experiences come to me through the Law of Attraction;
thus through the action of this Law, I meet in the world without (outside of me)
the experiences which correspond to my world within.

Thus I am admonished as stated in Proverbs 4:23 (personalized)
“to Keep my Heart with all diligence; for out of IT are the issues of life.”

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And in conclusion, I wish to impart a strong word of encouragement regarding the subject of impartial  Favor at the hands of a Loving Creator.
In MK 21:27, Haanel observes that
The Divine Mind makes no exceptions to Favor any individual
but when I, the individual, understand and realize my Unity with the Universal Principle,
I appear to be Favored because I have found the source of all health, all wealth, and all Power.

In one of my favorite Proverbs, the following Truth about Favor (personalized) correlates well to MK:
Proverbs 3:3-4   I hold on strong to both Mercy and Truth: I bind them about my neck; I write them upon the table of my Heart, So shall I find Favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man!

WOW!!!

‘Til next time …
Be Well  — Live Free  —  Live Forever  — All Choices!
. . . called The Law of Attraction!  (aka The Law of Love!)
to be continued . . .

Week 20 Foundations — Building on what’s True!

The importance of Truth in our culture seems to be on the rise.

Why is it important to understand what Truth is?
Well, that brings up the question of “What is Truth?”
It is reasonable, then, that we base our definition of Truth on
Foundations of Assumptions and Definitions.
And mix in the issue of “Who do I trust?” on the subject.

“Proof” to either Truth or Chaos (Irrelevance) does not exist.
So, we are left with “Preponderance of Evidence” and Faith.
We must start with Assumptions, and then build Definitions from those Assumptions, etc.
(NOTE: a review of Prior “Master Key Foundations” Blogs discusses this in more depth).

In the Bible, here are a few quotes regarding Truth:
John 8:32   … ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.
John 14:6   Jesus saith unto him, I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life
John 17:17 These Words spake Jesus … Thy (Creator God / Universal Mind) Word is Truth.

What is Truth?” —  this is the important question of Pontius Pilate, the infamous Roman Ruler that gave the order for the crucifixion of Jesus, the Christ.  Here is an excerpt of their conversation.
John 18:37-38   “… Jesus answered … to this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the Truth. Every one that is of the Truth hears my voice.
Pilate [then] says unto him, What is Truth? …”
And then he (Pilate) left the interrogation room and addressed the madding crowd.

Interesting parallel to our culture today, I think.
Most people who are asked the question, in my somewhat broad experience, generally
EITHER want then to turn away from hearing the answer,
OR are anxious to promote their own definition of the answer,
and thus attempt to accommodate their values and/or morals of self-service
(vs genuine love & service of self & others).
Years ago, I adopted this view of seeking the Absolute Truth
“I would rather be Right, than insist on having my own way!”

On this most crucial issue, the challenge is how to limit words of explanation,
not how to expand the subject (which is quite voluminous).
As such, in the Master Key (MK), Haanel states that
MK 20:6-7 The secret of Power is a perfect understanding of the Principles [Truth], forces, methods and combinations of Mind, and a perfect understanding of my relationship to the Universal Mind.
It is well to remember that this Principle is unchangeable;
if this were not so, it would not be reliable; all Principles are changeless.
This stability is my opportunity; I am its active attribute, the channel for its activity

In conclusion:
MK 20:30 “IN HIM I LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE MY BEING” is literally and scientifically exact!
[NOTE:  for those interested, this Statement of Boundless Truth is also found in Bible Acts 17:28.]
That I am because He IS, that if He is Omnipresent He must be in me.
That if He is all in all I must be in Him! That He is Spirit and I am made in “His image and likeness” and that the only difference between His spirit and my spirit is one of degree, that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole. When I can realize this clearly
I have found the secret of the creative power of thought,
I have found the origin of both good and evil,
I have found the secret of the wonderful power of concentration,
I have found the key to the solution of every problem whether physical, financial, or environmental!

‘Til next time …
Be Well  — Live Free  —  Live Forever  — All Choices!
. . . called The Law of Attraction!  (aka The Law of Love!)
to be continued . . .

Week 19 Foundations — Building on what’s True!

For openers, if the reader is inclined to be decisive here, then I sincerely hope that they regard their entrance into the Adventure of Self-Discovery through the MKMMA Course to be a hearty YES!

Ok, now for a capsule of Week 19.
(Sounds a bit like a supplement of some type, I realize.  A good one, I think – Lol)
Haanel in Week 19 explodes.  Or maybe it is I that “am exploding”!  I certainly feel it often!
There are so many connections firing off in Body, Soul, Spirit, Heart, and every Area & Aspect of Life!
I find myself frequently now, when I am tired at night, wondering how to “get” to sleep, something I have never had any problems with.  Repose does come quickly though, because …
I am developing the habit of CONCENTRATION, which Haanel further highlights at the end of MK 19.

To be candid (since I may) – I think it a decent thing to admit some intellectual honesty here.
I find that at 1st glance, Haanel seems quite often to be contradicting himself.
Please understand that I am a “good” student  — so I follow directions.  And I was instructed not to read ahead in the Master Keys (MK) book.  So I have not. That said, terms and word usage is based upon context, and other Principles of Truth being put in place.  I have often thought over much time that the Scriptures (in reference to the Bible, King James Version with its 66 books written through 40 Authors over a span of 1500 years) has many contradictions too.
So, I have taken the approach with Haanel’s MK, that I take with the Bible  —  that is, that I (Steve) am the one missing something needed for a clearer understanding of what is presented.
So, I press on!
MK 19:27-28 states “For my exercise this week, concentrate, . . .
take the time to assimilate my mental food …
Let the thought rest on the fact that appearances are [sometimes] deceptive”

There are very many factors to consider.  (And my purpose here is not to discuss those factors just now).
What I do believe of a certainty, is that God is Universal Mind, Infinite in all His essence and attributes, The Creator, without beginning or end and hence without first cause.  He does not OWE me a justification of anything He is or does.  And He is NOT limited to one interpretation of popular beliefs, OR obligated to reveal other applications.
However, He does Give liberally to those that earnestly seek Him.

Haanel repeatedly points out that Truth, found in the forms of Laws and Principles, is just THERE.
It / They are as immutable as the One Who declares them for our benefit.
James 1:5-8   If any of you lacks wisdom, let them ask of God, that gives to all people liberally, and upbraids not; and it shall be given them. But let them ask in faith, nothing wavering . . . A double minded person is unstable in all their ways.

Matthew 21:22   And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive
Matthew 7:8   For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

John 17:17
   … Thy Word is Truth
Romans 10:17
   So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God
Hebrews 11:1
   Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:6   But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

James 2:17-18   Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

MK 19:2 In seeking the Truth, I am seeking ultimate Cause;
I know that every human experience is an Effect;
then if I may ascertain the Cause,
and if I find that this Cause is one which I can consciously control,
the effect or the experience is within my control also!!!.

This then leads to a discussion concluding in
MK 19:26 How, then, does it manifest in form? . . . This is the Principle of Causation

So, my conclusions are that I am on the same page as Haanel.
He is a friend, and a Mentor.  (Thank you Charles.)
He just uses some different terms, and really goes into depth on the subjects of Truth & Laws & Principles.
So, here is where I am now Concentrating . . .
MY  (MK 19:29) modes of thought and action
must be adjusted to
rapidly increasing knowledge of
the operation of Eternal Principles.

My fondest hopes are that you are willing to OR are continuing to
think, feel, hope, believe, love, choose — THE BEST!
Remember, It is not a destination.
Rather It is a Journey of Epic Proportions that unfolds, and grows, and never ends!

‘Til next time …
Be Well  — Live Free  —  Live Forever  — All Choices!  . . . called The Law of Attraction!
to be continued . . .