WEEK 26 – THE BEGINNING

Although our journey of six months is coming to an end with the MKMMA, it’s really just THE BEGINNING. This week is our Commencement week. As they pointed out to us the meaning of commence is begin; start. So we will continue to build on the foundation they have given us.

I actually had many quotes from this week’s reading from Haanel written here, great, amazing profound quotes. But decided to end my blog series with this. Just Do It. Next time the MKMMA is offered signup and do it. Every week I was blown away my what they have put together. Thank you everyone involved what an amazing experience.

Until our paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe.

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 25 – TAKE 100% RESPONSIBILITY

On this week’s webcast Mark talked about taking 100% responsibility for everything. I think he mentioned that it has been talked about before on prior webcasts.

It brought back a memory of something that I have repeated to other after learning it from The Big Leap by Gay Hendrick. He talks about arguments (conflicts) and how to settle them. If everyone takes 100% responsibility the Middle East convict could be resolved. He says “Each person or entity has 100% of the responsibility for resolving the conflict. In other words, person A is a whole and complete 100%, and person B is a whole and complete 100%. If two people are involved, there is 200% responsibility to be divided up. The fatal mistake is thinking that there is 100% of responsibility to be divided up, this approach requires each person to take some portion of the 100%. It’s a massive thinking error that causes massive problems, because it leads to endless jockeying for the victim position.”

He then talks about how to settle the conflict in the Middle East. “It boils down to something very simple:

Muslims: No matter what’s happened in the past, we now take 100% responsibility for creating this conflict and 100% responsibility for resolving it.

Jews: No matter what’s happened in the past, we now take 100% responsibility for creating this conflict and 100% responsibility for resolving it.”

Brilliant!!!

I agree a billion percent.

Take 100% responsibility and create the life you, THE REAL YOU, really wants.

Until our paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe.

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 23 – RATE OF VIBRATION

From Haanel week 22 “Everything in the Universe is what it is by virtue of its rate of vibration” but here is the key “Change the vibration and you change the nature, quality and form. The vast panorama of nature, both visible and invisible, is being constantly changed by simply changing the rate of vibration, and as thought is a vibration we can also exercise this power. We can change the vibration and thus produce any condition which we desire to manifest in our body.”

Before that paragraph he says this “It is through the LAW of VIBRATION that the mind exercises this control over the body. We know that every mental action is a vibration, and we know that all form is simply a mode of motion, a rate of vibration. Therefore, any given vibration immediately modifies every atom in the body, every life cell is affected and an entire chemical change is made in every group of life cells.”

What I find most interesting is he doesn’t say cell or group of cells he says “life cell” and “every group of life cells.”

We are a group of life cells. Tied in with that is science tells us that there is more nothing in a cell than there is matter (which has had my head spinning for years).

Here is a short article I found about it from a website called theconversation.com http://theconversation.com/if-atoms-are-mostly-empty-space-why-do-objects-look-and-feel-solid-71742

So if we are more nothing than sold matter, some say over 90% nothing then who are we really and why are we here? We aren’t are emotions, thoughts, etc because we can step back and observe our emotions and thoughts. Who is stepping back to observe but the real you. In my earlier blogs I called it Steve’ (prime) my/your higher true self. So why is Steve’ here I have believed for decades that this physical plane is a school for Steve’ and that we are here for experiences. I still believe that but in this weeks MKMMA webinar they gave their definition of the meaning and purpose of life and I love this. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” (May have to post that on my Facebook page).

Until our paths cross again. I hope you find and give away your gift.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe.

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 21 – DESTROY THE NEGATIVES

The title for this week came from our latest Haanel weekly reading. It ties into something I have done for decades. When I don’t like something I said or did I would re-splice my movie. You may not be old enough to remember this if you only have seen digital movies but when we use to go to the movie theater every so often the film would catch on fire. They would have to re-splice the film and continue the movie from where it burned up. So when I don’t like something in my life I will cut it out of my movie and re-splice my movie together without it. Then I will take the part I don’t like and light it on fire and poof it’s gone. Of course I’m doing this in my imagination.

In the reading Haanel says “… the mental attitude is patterned after the mental pictures which have been photographed on the brain; if you do not like the pictures, DESTROY THE NEGATIVES and create new pictures; this is the art of visualization.”

“As soon as you have done this you will begin to attract new things, and the new things will correspond to the new pictures. To do this; impress on the mind a perfect of the desire which you wish to have objectified and continue to hold the picture in mind until results are obtained.”

“If the desire is one which requires determination, ability, talent, courage, power or any other spiritual power, these are necessary essentials for your picture, BUILD THEM IN, they are the vital part of the picture, they are the feeling which combines with thought and creates the irresistible magnetic power which draws the things you require to you. They give the picture life, and life means growth, and as soon as it beings to grow, the result is practically assured.”

Exactly what we have been doing the whole time in the MKMMA.

The other line I loved this week is “Large ideas have a tendency to eliminate smaller ideas so that it is well to hold ideas large enough to counteract and destroy all small or undesirable tendencies.”

We can all do incredible things we just need to Dream Big and Believe. You have seen that for 21 or 22 weeks now.

So until our paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe,

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 19 – “WHO CAN TRAP THE WIND?”

New month new Scroll in The Greatest Salesmen in the World, by Og Mandino. This Scroll is “I will live this day as if it’s my last.”

It is all about living in the NOW. What happened in the past you can’t change and what could happen in the future is only a MAYBE. So you can only live in the NOW. This isn’t new and just reconfirms what I have learned from others. Your only power is in the present moment.

The title of this blog came from the scroll when Og is talking about the hours in your day. He says “… Therefore, each hour of this day will I cherish for it can never return. It cannot be banked today to be withdrawn on the morrow, for WHO CAN TRAP THE WIND?” Isn’t that a great example of living in the NOW. Do any of us trap the wind so we can experience it later? I don’t and don’t know anyone that does.

Here are a few quotes that I like that relate to this Scroll. “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” Bil Keane

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn

“What day is it?” asked Pooh.

“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.

“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

A.A. Milne

Until our paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe,

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 18 – R2A2

Thank you all for the Belated Happy Birthday wishes. Last week was my girlfriend Birthday and this week was my Birthday.

I did a little R2A2ing (Recognize, Relate, Assimilate, Apply) this week seeing the MKMMA in other things I’m doing. This week I listened to Don Miguel Ruiz, The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

Here are some quotes (taken from GoodReads.com) that tie in with what we have been learning in the MKMMA.

“You are here just to be, for no reason. You have no mission except to enjoy life, to be happy. The only thing you need is just to be the real you. Be authentic. Be the presence. Be happiness. Be love. Be joy. Be yourself; that’s the main point. That’s wisdom.”

Does that sound familiar? The point of the MKMMA is to create our authentic selves. Creating our hearts desires in our DMP, spending time in our SIT’s living our hearts desires. Thus manifesting our hearts desires here and NOW.

This quote is a little long but I think you will agree it’s a great example of the Cement (Golden) Buddha and the River of Dreams that we always talk about. Don’t know the story of the Golden Buddha watch this short three minute video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jtNLY18hjdo

“Is it really true that you’re not perfect just the way you are? Can you see all the judgments that you have about yourself? Every judgment is just an opinion — it’s just a point of view — and that point of view wasn’t there when you were born. Everything you think about yourself, everything you believe about yourself, is because you learned it. You learned the opinions from Mom, Dad, siblings, and society. They sent all those images of how a body should look; they expressed all those opinions about the way you are, the way you are not, the way you should be. They delivered a message, and you agreed with that message. And now you think so many things about what you are, but are they the truth? You see, the problem is not really knowledge; the problem is believing in a distortion of knowledge — and that is what we call a lie. What is the truth, and what is the lie? What is real, and what is virtual? Can you see the difference, or do you believe that voice in your head every time it speaks and distorts the truth while assuring you that what you believe is the way things really are? Is it really true that you’re not a good human, and that you’ll never be good enough? Is it really true that you don’t deserve to be happy? Is it really true that you’re not worthy of love?”

“We are all PERFECT, made by PERFECT,” Mark J.

Until our paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe.

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 17 HJ – NO PROBLEMS JUST OPPORTUNITIES

In the 1980’s when I was working at a client the VP of Finance would always say to everyone “There are no problems just opportunities.” That idea has stuck with me since then and is repeated in our monthly reading, Scroll Marked IV, of “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino. He say “I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, GREAT OPPORTUNITIES IN DISGUISE…”

We all have things happen to us everyday but the key is what are we going to do about them. I heard this 20 years ago from W. Mitchell ( http://www.wmitchell.com/ ) at a convention I attended.

We learn in the MKE to be the observer. Observe what we have created and how we react to it. With our thoughts about an experience we can always turn it to the positive that is what Og, W. Mitchell, and that VP of Finance talk about. What story are we going to tell ourselves about the experience. I’m coming to realize that we are all just the stories we tell ourselves and tell others. Change our stories and we change our life.

One of the ways the MKE helps us change our story is the daily Flash Cards. I have a stack of cards that include my accomplishments, my gratitudes, my goals, meaningful quotes and happy experiences I had that I use to start my day and during the day if I need it. It helps me focus MY STORY on the positive things in my life. What we focus on we create.

Until our paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe.

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 17 – TO BE

Let me start with a Happy Birthday to Kathy!!!

Now a few quotes from our weekly reading of Haanel that I liked.

Paragraph 11 “… There is always the cry “to have” but never the cry “TO BE”; they fail to understand that they cannot have one without the other, that they must first find the “kingdom” before they can have the “things added”.”

We always create what we are BEING so to change we have to BE the change first.

23. “…Intuition can be cultivated and developed, in order to do this it must be RECOGNIZED AND APPRECIATED; if the intuitive visitor is given a royal welcome when he comes, he will come again, the more cordial the welcome the more frequent his visits will become, but if he is ignored or neglected he will make his visits few and far apart.”

What you appreciate, increases what you ignore depreciates. So ignore what you don’t want and get excited about what you want.

28. “You may be pursuing the symbols of power, instead of power itself. You may be pursuing fame instead of honor, riches instead of wealth, position instead of servitude; in either event you will find that they turn to ashes just as you overtake them.”

Mark J calls it the river of dreams but it’s the wrong stuff.

30. “The race has usually been for money and other mere symbols of power, but with an understanding of the true source of power, we can afford to ignore the symbols. The man with a large bank account finds it unnecessary to load his pockets down with gold;”

Love the line “unnecessary to load his pockets down with gold”

These next paragraphs talks about what to focus on which is different than what most of us focus on. Change the focus in your life and watch things change.

32. “This is because the Spirit of a thing is the thing itself, the vital part of it, the real substance. The form is simply the outward manifestation of the spiritual activity within.”

34. “If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.”

35. “If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.”

36. “If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.”

37. “Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact…”

Until our paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe.

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 16 – THOUGHT AND FEELING THE IRRESISTIBLE COMBINATION

In this week’s reading of Haanel paragraphs 34 “The psychologists have come to the conclusion that there is but one sense, THE SENSE OF FEELING, and that all other senses are but modifications of this one sense; this being true, we know why feeling is the very fountain head of POWER, why the emotions so easily overcome the intellect, and why we must put FEELING INTO OUR THOUGHT, if we wish RESULTS. THOUGHT AND FEELING IS THE IRRESISTIBLE COMBINATION.”

From the first webinar in the MKMMA experience they have talk about “feelings”, put them in your DMP. When reading your DMP imagine what it FEELS like. When you do your SIT visualize how it FEELS.

FEELING is the KEY to living our dreams.

This came straight from Mark J’s week 15 blog

“You KNOW you need feeling to charge thoughts so they become beliefs.   While we worked hard to push, pull, tug, encourage and drag [whatever it took] you into “charging” what you do with feelings…”

Now in week 16 I’m also listening to an audio book about HeartMath. Guess what they are also talking about Feelings being key to their methods working. Taken from HeartMath.com “Research at the HeartMath Institute has shown that one of the most POWERFUL factors that affect our heart’s changing rhythm is our FEELINGS and emotions.”

If you are looking to make changes in your life use the IRRESISTIBLE COMBINATION, THOUGHT AND FEELING.

But you need to choose your words wisely.

Haanel in last week’s reading paragraph 20 “… if we wish our ideal to be beautiful or strong, we must see that the words out of which this temple will eventually be created ARE EXACT, that they are put together CAREFULLY, because ACCURACY in building WORDS and SENTENCES is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is a passport to SUCCESS.”

Until our paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe,

Steve aka Yoda