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Week 17: courage

Some weeks, I know what I’m going to write about for a while in advance, and some weeks I don’t. This is one of the latter sort. But that lovely subby is always at work! This morning, I woke up with this song on my mind:

Now, I was six when this song came out, and I haven’t heard it in probably decades. So why now?

Well, this song is so relevant to the Master Keys that it’s scary. Look at the lyrics:

We’d live the life we choose

We’d fight and never lose

For we were young, and sure to have our way.

Cynicism, after all, is only disappointed idealism.

What is age but a number? Why are we so sure that living the life we choose, or fighting and never losing, is only for the young?

Because our old blueprint has told us it is.

Somewhere along the line, we lost that single-mindedness, that ability to lose ourselves in a task which meant everything to us, to believe we really could succeed.

Haanel talks about this ability:

The greatness of an actor lies in the fact that he forgets himself in the portrayal of his character, that the audience is swayed by the realism of the performance.

And of course then I immediately thought of Alan Rickman.

My family and I watched the Harry Potter series over the holiday, and the one thing which struck me after we finished the series was how you never felt that this was a man portraying Severus Snape, but this was the man himself.

And we also recently watched Galaxy Quest, and one of the best parts was the transformation of Alexander Dane from a neurotic, cynical, washed-up actor to a man who inspired the Thermians (a group of aliens who had no concept of deception and abhorred violence) to rise up against their genocidal invaders.

So what does all this have to do with you?

The real question is: what is your ‘thing’? What is the life you chose, and perhaps left behind as ‘unrealistic’? What is your fight? Why did you stop? What is your gift? Why did you stop using it, developing it, sharing it?

What made you lose that conviction that you could succeed? And more importantly, what is going to get you back into your fight? To inspire those around you into action to make this place better?

The good news is that the answers are inside you. You already have everything you need to get all that back. You just need a bit of guidance to find your courage for yourself.

Which, I decided, is my word for this week, and this year. Courage. πŸ™‚

 

Week 10: digging deeper

I’ve been having a hard time this week for some reason. Things have been going very well, yet I haven’t been feeling it.

Earlier this week, I thought a lot about last week’s post, and what my ‘seed’ really was. Was it love? Or were there other things going on in there?

In any case, I began thinking about seeds and how our thoughts are like roots and how I needed to dig deeper if I wanted to be able to bear the fruit I want.

Haanel talks about roots, and how just like roots reach into the dead soil and fill it with life, the Universal Mind (or whatever name floats your boat) reaches into our subby and fills us with life. If you entertain destructive thoughts (aka thinking of what you don’t want), you cut yourself off from that life, and just like a plant cut off at the roots, eventually you die.

So why do people get so freaked out when asked to decide what they do want?

(I’m sort of asking myself this here as well)

This is what it reminds me of:

It’s like they would rather choose death than cake!

Do we believe we don’t deserve cake? Or more to the point, do we believe we deserve death instead?

Or have we been so brainwashed about how the world works that we don’t believe it when we’re told the truth?

What do you think?

Week 9: the seed must be love

I hope all of you have had a good week. Here in the US we have been celebrating our Thanksgiving holiday, which is full of good food (most of which I make in our household, although this year one of my sons helped me make the pies), seeing friends and family, and relaxing.

It’s mostly about love, which is what I want to talk about today.


I didn’t really know what to do my blog on this week, yet several interesting things happened which subby brought together for me this morning on my sit:

  • I’ve had several wonderful emails: Master Key members thanking me for being their guide and friends who are reading my novel telling me how much they like it.
  • My daughter bought me a DVD copy of Bicentennial Man as an early Christmas present, a movie we only had in VHS.
  • After dinner was served, my kids picked to watch V for Vendetta

But let’s back up. There are certain premises I’m basing what I’m about to say on:no coincidences

  1. that every thing which happens or is has a cause. Things don’t just appear. There are no magic wands.
  2. that just as a seed will only sprout into the plant which corresponds to it, a particular cause will produce a particular effect. If you throw a ball up, gravity will bring it down. If you plant pumpkin seeds, you get pumpkins, not daisies or sweet potatoes or turnips.

The truly interesting thing about all these events this week is that they were about love.


I have to admit that I judge people on whether they like Bicentennal Man. I feel it is the most underrated Robin Williams movie out there; it’s the only one I can bear to watch even now, a year after his death.

If you’re not familiar with it, the movie is about a human spirit trapped inside a robot, who spends his entire life trying to deal with a world who sees him as “a household appliance”. He wants recognition as a person. He wants respect. He wants love. And when he falls in love, he helps millions of other people while trying to save the woman he loves from death.


You see, when you plant love, you reap much more than what you sow.

We all see the results in the news of planting hate or fear.

V for Vendetta has many interesting characters in it, but the main two people I really feel the movie is about are V and Inspector Finch.

V says some things I find quite interesting. When he’s trying to help Evey through her mini-breakdown:

See, at first I thought it was hate, too. Hate was all I knew, it built my world, it imprisoned me, taught me how to eat, how to drink, how to breathe. I thought I’d die with all my hate in my veins. But then something happened.

When she begs him not to go through with his plan, that they could run away together, he says, “I can’t.” Why?

It’s because of what he says at the very end:

For 20 years, I sought only this day. Nothing else existed… until I saw you. Then everything changed.

V never comes out and says it, but I think that he knew that if he ran away with her, not only would she never be safe, but he would betray all those people he had called to be there that night.

It was no longer about hate. It was about love.

And then we come to Inspector Finch, who I believe is the most interesting man in the show. Why? Because he was on that panel! He was at the highest place possible in that society yet his love for the truth brought him to where he could no longer ignore what was going on. Without that transformation the ending could never have happened.


What does any of this have to do with the Master Key Experience? Everything. Because when you plant love, when you reach down into your soul with those roots of yours and find what you love, what drives you, what you were born to do, then sacrifice (which a TON of people in the class are still having trouble with) becomes obvious. You know what you’d be willing to give up in order to get what you want. You know exactly what you need to do, to change, to let go of, in order to get it.

So if you’re still struggling with what your sacrifice is, it seems to me that either you haven’t thought the matter through or your motivation isn’t love. Your DMP is still about the cement: the hate, the fear, the whatever the world outside has told you that you should want. Because when the seed is love, the plant is strong and beautiful, and nothing can stand in its way.

Finding time for yourself

I’ve had a lot of people asking me questions this week about the Master Key Experience. The number one question has been: can I do this? The thrust of this is generally around the time commitment.

So I direct them to this page.

But this is what I think is going on. Because, as Mark likes to point out, you can’t manage time. It ticks past no matter what you do. But you can manage yourself.

A man named Joseph Campbell got interested in stories, so he went around collecting stories from all over. Religion, mythology, literature, movies, plays, and he found they were all similar. So similar, in fact, that he wrote a book about it, called “The Hero’s Journey”.heros_journey4_8462

He also made a chart, and his work has been talked about a lot. In fact, when George Lucas made the first Star Wars movie, he asked Joseph Campbell to consult on the movie, because he wanted to get it just right.

This is a very abbreviated version of his chart, which I’ll expand on in a bit.

You see the little guy at the top? That’s you! You are the hero in this story. You’re being called to an adventure.

You might be saying, “How can I be a hero? I’m just an ordinary (fill in the blank).” All heroes say that. All heroes begin that way. But you are one. You just don’t know it yet. And you’re being called to an adventure.

You don’t know what’s going to happen.

You’re in your comfortable “known” life. Things are probably not okay (if they were okay, you wouldn’t need to be called to go on the adventure, you hero, you!), but they’re “known”. Things are safe, they’re routine, you know what will happen and when it will happen.

And then someone or something calls you. It could be a weird old guy who tells you to go to Alderaan, like in Star Wars. Or it could be God, like what happened to Jonah. Or it could be your own desire for something better. It doesn’t matter who or what calls you. What matters is that you’re being called.

How do you know you’re being called? You can feel it. You know it. Deep down, you know that this is your call.

You want to know the way you can be sure it’s your call? Because you resist it.Heros-Journey

You see where it says “Refusal of the call”? Everyone does it. Every hero does it.

Luke Skywalker told Obi-Wan no.

Jonah told God no.

Bilbo Baggins told Gandalf no.

You’re trying to figure out a way to say no too. And it’s okay.

There are as many ways to say no as there are people. My way was to get paranoid about the pay-it-forward. Your way might be something different. But most people freak out about something. My friends seem to be freaking out about the time commitment.

Which is only nine or ten hours a week at most, 45 minutes a day plus a 2 hour webinar on Sunday. If you can’t find 45 minutes a day for yourself, you REALLY need this course, because your life is way out of balance.

There’s another chart which I didn’t post here because it’s way too complicated, but it has a part which says “Bargaining without knowledge”. They’re trying to use the known world rules in the unknown.

People who do this have to know every bit about everything about the course before they join. Resisting the call.

Or they want to know can they just do some parts of it. Resisting the call.

Or they want to just do it one day of the week. Resisting the call.

It’s okay. Like I said, we all do it. The question is, what will it take for you to answer the call? To commit to the journey? To be the hero you’re being called to be?

When I started this, I was married, with three grown kids, running three online businesses, in a network marketing company, writing a novel, and doing a whole lot of other things, plus I had a pretty serious health condition. I’m still doing all those things (Although I’ve kind of put the network marketing business to the side. It’s just not what I want.). But I’m doing them better, stronger, faster. My health is a lot better too. πŸ˜‰

Seriously. I’ve done flash cards in the bathroom. I’ve done my reading while waiting for my kids to get done with something. One class member has five small children and works full time. Another travels extensively. Another homeschools her kids. They all finished. If you want to do this you can do it.

Or you can wait until next year. Or you don’t have to do it at all. It’s up to you.

I don’t get paid for telling you to sign up. I want you to join because this will help you. They will fill this course, the question is really whether you’ll be there or whether you won’t.

You don’t do this on your own. You don’t even go into the unknown on your own. You’re going to get a mentor. See the mentor there? But first you have to accept the call.

Find time for yourself. You’re worth it. The world is waiting for you to be who you are.

 

 

Never give up. Never surrender.

Anyone who’s never watched Galaxy Quest, y’all just need to repent and go watch it. πŸ˜‰

It’s really a brilliant example of the Master Key process.

For those four of you in the US who never watched this show, it’s about a bunch of washed up actors from a long-canceled science fiction show with a bunch of raving fans (they’re spoofing Star Trek) who encounter a group of actual aliens who have no concept of fiction and believe that the old shows are historical documents.

The aliens come to the guy who plays the captain on the series and beg him to help their people, who are being systematically exterminated by another race.

It’s these aliens, the Thermians, that I want to talk about. These guys are awesome.

When their civilization began to come under turmoil, they were looking to change their lives. They found these “historical documents”, and found value in the things which these shows portrayed. So they decided to improve their lives by holding to the principles found there.

Not much different so far than anything else, really — people find religion, or some self-help group, or something outside themselves to help them every day. And again, when they got into really deep trouble (genocide), the Thermians went searching for the man they thought was Peter Quincy Taggart and his “crew” to help them, not knowing they were only a bunch of actors.

The thing I found really moving about this show was when the actors were clearly failing at saving the day, the Thermians stepped up to the plate. They began giving encouragement to the actors, they believed in themselves and their people, they dug deep inside to take control of their own lives. They became heroic, in the face of torture and death.

So can you. πŸ™‚

You might not face genocide, torture, or death, but in every journey to take control of your own life, there will be dark times as you struggle to accept the call to be who you want to be. Others will doubt you. You’ll doubt yourself. But if you can drill down to what YOU really want and what YOU really need, the cool thing about this course is that you have someone to guide you and a huge group of people who are on your side.

You might have just heard about this, or you might have been following me from day 1. I don’t know. But with every journey there’s a moment when you say to yourself, “do I really want to do this?”

It all boils down to: do you want things to change or not, because if you take this class, do what they tell you, and finish it out, your life WILL have changed. You will know what you want and need in your life. You will know what you are living for, and what you’ll die for — what unique gift you have to give to the world.

Those sound like big heavy things, and they’re different for each person in the world, but once you know them, your life gets so much easier, like a weight is lifted off. Life becomes so much simpler. You can make decisions easily, because anything which doesn’t fit you, you recognize at once, and you can let it slide away.

The Thermians went for what they wanted, and they found a spectacular adventure, more peace and freedom than they could have imagined, a whole world full of friends who appreciated and valued them.

I think that’s pretty cool. πŸ™‚

Well, I’m back.

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I have felt a bit more like Bilbo than Sam these past three weeks (each time, while off to my next adventure!) but right now, I do feel a bit like Sam must have felt as I try to convey what my trip was like (no trips to Mordor, although I did see a volcano!).

How do you write about three weeks of amazing things?

Especially the MKMMA and Go90Grow live events — they were the sort of thing where you really had to be there to understand and appreciate it, especially if you didn’t take the courses yourself.

Honestly, I’m starting to wonder if even this blog is comprehensible to someone who didn’t do the MKMMA.

But hey, I’m just doing what they asked me to do πŸ˜‰

(sorry I got so behind — I forgot the password to the site, and I was on my phone, which made it even harder. I will do better next time.)

I got home yesterday and proceeded to sleep for 18 hours, and I’m still a bit jet-lagged. But I did want to touch base with all of you. If you want to sign up for my list, you’ll get notified when I write a new post!

 

Week 24: it really IS all in your mind

Does that sound harsh? That’s because people use the term “It’s all in your mind” to mean that it is not real somehow.

What is real?The_Matrix_Poster

One of my favorite movies is The Matrix. It’s the only movie that I’ve ever rented then immediately went back to the rental store to buy it.

(the lady was confused: “you can rent it again,” she said …)

But I had to buy it. Why? Because even back then it spoke to me in a way no other movie had.

If somehow you have never seen this movie, it’s based on the premise that the current world is not real, but simply a simulation of reality. Why and how this is going on in that movie, I’ll leave for you to watch for yourself.

But the idea that there is something deeper going on than what’s apparent on the surface made a whole lot of sense to me.


In Part 24, Haanel challenges the notion that what we perceive with our senses is necessarily “real”. According to him, if we solely went by our senses, then we would still believe that the world was flat and the sun moved around it.

In other words, our senses don’t tell the entire truth, and when you change your perspective (for example, observing the sun and earth from a spaceship rather than on the ground), the truth of the matter is self-evident.blinds-201173_640

For example, when energy hits our faces at one frequency, we see it as light. When it hits at a different frequency, we instead feel it as warmth. At a different frequency altogether, we can’t see or feel it, but it’s still there — if we have the instruments (which give us a new perspective) to perceive it.

This is important because a lot of people scoff at things they can’t see or immediately understand, simply because they’re unwilling to use the instruments to get that different perspective. Those tools are what this course offers in regards to the basic nature of reality.

Haanel repeats himself yet again, but only (I think) to try to use this one last chance he has to convey what he’s been trying to from Part 1: that our mind controls our reality — not in the sense of “oh if I think good thoughts then everything seems lovely” but rather —

Our environment and the innumerable circumstances and accidents of our lives already exist in the subconscious personality which attracts to itself the mental and physical material which is congenial to its nature. Thus our future being determined from our present, and if there should be apparent injustice in a feature or phase of our personal life, we must look within for the cause, try to discover the mental fact which is responsible for the outward manifestation. (emphasis mine)

What we thought before has created our present; what we think now creates our future. Literally.matrix BulletStop

It’s all in the mind.

In the movie The Matrix, a man who called himself Neo was taught how to think for himself, how to “free” his mind, and in so doing, was not only able to see the truth of his situation, but to do things which the people around him were astonished by.

The truth really did make him free.



Haanel says further:

The difficulty with which you have to contend is to realize that mind is not individual. It is omnipresent. It exists everywhere. In other words, there is no place where it is not. It is therefore, Universal.

Men have, heretofore, generally used the word “God” to indicate this Universal, creative principle; but the word “God” does not convey the right meaning. Most people understand this word to mean something outside of themselves; while exactly the contrary is the fact. It is our very life. Without it we would be dead. We would cease to exist. The minute the spirit leaves the body, we are as nothing.

Your ability to think, your ability to control your thoughts, to direct them to useful rather than destructive purposes, and your realization that your thoughts are merely one tiny part of the Universal Mind, so that what you think here can change your life and the lives of others in places and times you have yet not seen is, Haanel says, the “master key”.

That’s it. But there’s a huge difference between knowing something and understanding it.

It really is all in your mind, and how you choose to use it.

Be well.

Week 21: do you ever feel like people just don’t “get” you?

I feel like this constantly — it’s the story of my life. But I have felt this more often this week than in any other time since I was a small child, back when I was constantly told that I was too emotional, not emotional enough, too loud, too quiet, eating too much, not eating enough, and on and on and on. Red pencils, cement, ball and chain, you name it. Whatever you want to call it.

But I can feel all that stuff letting go, bit by bit. It’s not been an easy time of it.

In the webinar this week, Mark shared a lot of very cool stuff. One thing he mentioned was the idea of us (and the world around us) mostly being empty space (which I knew) and the idea of everything being in constant motion (which I also knew). But as we already talked about, there’s a difference between knowing and understanding. πŸ˜‰

Well, this week, Haanel writes about big ideas. The bigger, the better, he says, because this will make all the “petty and annoying” stuff drop away. Not only that, but thinking big, he says, is “one of the secrets of success”.

So I made sure to mark that, because I want to be successful when I grow up someday πŸ˜‰Β  And he also talks more about the Law of Attraction.

But he also says something which I found very interesting:

The predominant thought or the mental attitude is the magnet and the law is that “like attracts like”, consequently the mental attitude will invariably attract such conditions as correspond to its nature.

Each of us is a magnet. Whatever our thoughts are, we attract the same: experiences, conditions, and — interestingly enough — people.

The real battle of life is one of ideas; it is being fought out by he few against the many; on the one side is the constructive and creative thought, on the other side the destructive and negative thought; the creative thought is dominated by an ideal, the passive thought is dominated by appearances …

In the last analysis there are but these two classes; all men will have to take their place on one side or the other; they will have to go forward or go back; there is no standing still in a world where all is motion …

Wow!

The issue between the old regime and the new, the crux of the social problem, is entirely a question of conviction in the minds of the people as to the nature of the Universe. When they realize that the transcendent force of spirit or mind of the Cosmos is within each individual, it will be possible to frame laws that shall consider the liberties and rights of the many instead of the privileges of the few.

As long as the people regard the Cosmic power asΒ  a power non-human and alien to humanity, so long will it be comparatively easy for a supposed privileged class to rule by Divine right in spite of every protest of social sentiment. The real interest of democracy is therefore to exalt, emancipate and recognize the divinity of the human spirit.

Β When I read all that I felt like “this escalated quickly”!

But it all of a sudden made sense. This is why I have begun to sharply feel like I didn’t fit in (even more than usual). Before I didn’t fit into the “regular” world because the cement was on, now I’m not fitting in because the cement is coming off.

Week 19: the universe is calling you

This has been one of the more difficult weeks for me in the course. I’ve felt emotional, anxious, and even have had some physical symptoms come back which I had thought I’d gotten rid of. It’s been very strange.heros_journey4_8462

I think it was last week (or maybe the week before) where Mark started talking about the Hero’s Journey in earnest, but more particularly about the phenomenon of refusing the call.

You see the diagram to your right, and the little guy at the top there? He gets a call (like every story hero does), but at first he refuses it. It’s not convenient, it’s too cold or hot or late or early or would cause him (or her) to get dressed up or get dirty. It’s just not going to happen.

But then, like I mentioned before, something happens, and off you go into your journey.

Something that I find interesting about the talk about refusing the call at this late date is the implication that we haven’t STARTED our Hero’s Journey yet. Which is kind of blowing my mind here, seeing as a lot of really cool things have happened so far.CuypmanipFrodosource-RED

But it occurs to me that there’s a point in time where you pass from what you know to what you don’t know (sort of like Sam Gamgee in the field there with Frodo). If you take one more step, you’ll be so far out of your comfort zone that you’re in the truly unknown, and you can feel it.

You could take that step, or you could refuse the call, turn around, and go home.

I think that this is where I’ve been this week.

You see, I’ve been getting all these signals from the universe over the past couple years or so, which can be summed up beautifully in this one:

10704172_912319372130844_8364997344370110710_nAnd this, as it turns out, is the “threshold guardian” that I’ve had to fight this week (and it was a hell of a fight): Do I value myself or do I not? Am I worth taking steps to assert my right to make a living from my business, or do I retreat and write my passion off as a loss, or do I start giving excuses for why my ALL businesses are not doing well, or at best barely breaking even, like I have done so many times before?

I hadn’t really thought about the whole “threshold guardian” part before I started writing this, so I decided to look the term up just now.

The term “Guardian of the Threshold”, often called “dweller on the threshold” indicates a spectral image which is supposed to manifest itself as soon as “the student of the spirit ascends upon the path into the higher worlds of knowledge”… The Guardian of the Threshold is a spectral figure and is the abstract of the debit and credit book of the individual. “It is the combined evil influence that is the result of the wicked thoughts and acts of the age in which any one may live, and it assumes to each student a definite shape at each appearance, being always either of one sort or changing each time” (wikipedia)

A figure or event that tests the resolve of a Hero as he pursues his destiny and/or his goal. The Guardian is not necessarily adversarial, but puts the hero in a position where he must make a decision that reflects a sincere commitment to the task at hand, by providing a threat or bar to progress that the hero must specifically choose to overcome. In simpler terms, the Threshold Guardian exists to make sure the Hero is prepared for his adventure … Whatever form the Guardian and his challenge take, their defeat forces the hero to grow; heroes that are not yet ready for their journey are forced to turn back until they have matured sufficiently to handle the task … A hero may have more than one encounter with Threshold Guardians during his adventure β€” each one tests him and at the same time heralds an escalation of the danger (and consequent reward) the hero faces. (tvtropes, emphasis mine)

Reading this over makes me laugh, because this is exactly how I’ve been feeling.

The universe is calling. I can feel it. You can feel it, if you stop long enough to listen. But before you stands something that you have to overcome, and to you it’s something really truly big yet unavoidable. Once you overcome it, you can step over the threshold into the unknown.

For me, it involved summoning the courage to tell 300+ people that my community was going to a paid membership model, instead of hiding behind some sort of faux nobility and settling for staying broke — because I decided that I do value myself.

For you it will certainly involve something different.

Did I overcome it? I think so. I spent all day yesterday preparing, and I actually enjoyed that part … so I’m thinking that the actual overcoming was somewhere after a talk I had on the phone with my mastermind partner Leanne, where I was in tears about the whole thing. Somewhere in there, I decided what needed to be done.

So I guess I’m in the unknown. It feels sort of fun here. πŸ™‚

Week 18: the only hierarchy that matters

I feel like this week I’m finally starting to understand what’s going on in the course.

I laugh just a bit as I write this because it sound so silly to take a course and in week 18 understand what the hell you’re doing. But it’s true … as we have already discussed, there is a huge difference between knowing facts and understanding them.


Haanel talks about the Universal Mind in part 18, and how each living thing is marked by the degree of its intelligence that they manifest:

It is greater intelligence that places the animal in a higher scale of being that the plant, the man higher than the animal, and we find that this increased intelligence is a gain indicated by the power of the individual to control modes of action and thus to consciously adjust himself to his environment.

It is this adjustment that occupies the attention of the greatest minds, and this adjustment consists in nothing else than the recognition of an existing order in the universal mind, for it is well known that this mind will obey us precisely in proportion as we first obey it.

It is the recognition of Natural Laws that has enabled us to annihilate time and space, to soar in the air and to make iron float, and the greater the degree of intelligence the greater will be our recognition of these Natural Laws and the greater will be the power we can possess.

What I get out of this is: recognition of these laws (and tho the universal mind) leads to obedience to them, which leads to power.

At first this struck me as the only hierarchy which makes any sense: the universal mind is clearly greater than we are, so as we recognize that and obey it then we can access the power that it gives us.

Then I thought of an analogy: in every hierarchy, you only have power according to your obedience to the hierarchy itself. If for example you’re a soldier, by yourself you don’t have much power (the US Army’s ads notwithstanding). But if you put yourself into that hierarchy then you have tremendous power at your disposal. Or if you work at McDonald’s, by yourself you aren’t doing much, but you are part of a group feeding more people every day than live in a good-sized country.

For some reason (or perhaps because I wrote about Star Wars last week) I then thought again of good old Luke Skywalker.

Luke was told that if he wanted to be a Jedi, he needs to go to a planet called Dagobah to meet Yoda, who was described as a “great Jedi Master”.

But when he got there, Luke obviously assumed that this “great master” would be tall, big, with strong muscles, and probably human.061

Instead he is accosted by the alien version of a crazy bag lady (flip the gender but that’s basically how Yoda acts).

It’s brilliant on Yoda’s part, because then he gets to see exactly what Luke is like.

Luke almost shoots Yoda, insults him, and then after Yoda invites him to his house and gives him dinner, does nothing but complain.

And ohhhhh the backtracking Luke does when he realizes the person he’s done all this to is the only one who can give him what he’s always wanted in life!

It makes me laugh every time I see that movie.

Luke at first did not recognize this great opportunity he had been given, so instead of honoring and obeying Yoda, he insults and despises him. Until Luke recognized the tremendous power Yoda had access to, and began to obey him instead of insisting on doing everything his own way, Luke couldn’t do anything. But when he did, everything began to change.

But honestly, it wasn’t Yoda who had the power, and he told Luke that. “My power is in the Force,” he said, and it’s a very good analogy.

Haanel goes on to write:

Thought is creative and the principle on which the law is based is sound and legitimate and is inherent in the nature of things; but this creative power does not originate in the individual, but in the universal, which is the source and foundation of all energy and substance; the individual is simply the channel for the distribution of this energy.

Each of us – you, me, everyone – is the individual channel for bringing our thoughts into existence, using the power of the universal mind. What you think about will eventually happen, or something similar.

Do you see now how important your thoughts are?

Do you see that you might need someone to show you how to change them from negative to positive?

What I used was the 7 day mental diet. You can sign up for it at the end of this post.

It has taken me way longer than 7 days to see it, but I can honestly say things have drastically changed between my ears. πŸ™‚