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Daily Nugget of Gold 1940

Daily Nugget of Gold 1940

Unfavorable Conditions Meet Their Doom

Well, we had made a guess to ourselves where Haanel was going to go next in Part Fourteen of The Master Key System, and we guessed wrongly. We rather like where he went next and we’ve often taken the conversation about the creative power of thought, ourselves, to this same place when we did it in our own writing. So we guess it’s not too surprising.

Here’s some of Haanel’s introduction to Part Fourteen: “The conscious and subconscious are but two phases of action in connection with one mind. The relation of the subconscious to the conscious is quite analogous to that existing between a weather vane and the atmosphere.

Just as the least pressure of the atmosphere causes an action on the part of the weather vane, so does the least thought entertained by the conscious mind produce within your subconscious mind action in exact proportion to the depth of feeling characterizing the thought and the intensity with which the thought is indulged.

It follows that if you deny unsatisfactory conditions, you are withdrawing the creative power of your thought from these conditions. You are cutting them away at the root. You are sapping their vitality.”

In the work we do in teaching the Intellectually Disabled folk we serve in our “real job”, we spend some time trying to show them how true this is. Most people you and I know aren’t disabled in that fashion, but still struggle with this concept. The greater the amount of attention and in particular, the greater the intensity of someone’s annoyance with something they find to be unfavorable in some way, the more it clings to us and summons in even more things we don’t want.

What we do when we give our passionate attention to the annoyances in life is take those weeds in our mental garden and water them and feed them plant food, and then we sit there and wonder “where DID all these weeds come from?” We created them!!!

Someone trolls us on an internet chat or discussion and instead of ignoring the comment meant to elicit a passionate and fervent response, we dive right in and slap them silly for how ignorant they seem. Suddenly, there’s a feeding frenzy of like minded trolls, dancing all around us and having a party. We invited them all in.

We’ve used this quote from Ed Beckley so often, we think we may have worn it out: “Whatever you put your attention on, grows in your life.” Haanel is encouraging us to be completely mindful that ALL thoughts are creative, meaning that they ALL manifest in some way, to some extent, and that extent is entirely governed by the intensity at which we think about any given subject.

To people with many petty annoyances, the way to control their peeves and conquer them isn’t to annihilate them, but rather to completely, fully, and without emotion- let them go. These things cannot exist without your added energy. If they exist at all, it’s because you created them and are feeding them with your attention, in some way.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What are the things that annoy me most and how can I master removing my attention from them?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 1939

Daily Nugget of Gold 1939

Part Thirteen Ends Thusly

Dwelling on your Spiritual connection with All There Is. Yes, Haanel actually put that forth as the exercise in conclusion of this highly informative part. Rather than guess where he’s going next, which we could do and we have some idea, we’re just taking it all in that Haanel thought it wise at this juncture to ponder our position or station in life as it relates to Infinite Intelligence.

We can best conserve our interests by recognizing the Infinite Power and Infinite Wisdom of the Universal Mind, and in this way become a channel whereby the Infinite can bring about the realization of our desire. This means that recognition brings about realization, therefore for your exercise this week make use of the principle, recognize the fact that you are a part of the whole, and that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole; the only difference there can possibly be, is in degree.”

What a powerful statement he’s made here. It’s not powerful, so much, in the way that he said it, but in the truth the statement reveals. Of of the knowledge, all of the resources, and all of the wealth that there ever was, and is now in existence, or shall ever be- therefore- is at our command. We share in every last bit of it. The toolbox we have is infinite in size, quality, and creative capacity. Yes, there are differences between what we can grasp from this infinite resource, but the only difference, as Haanel points out, is one of degree. That actually makes sense, if you think about it.

What this does is free us from the laborious chores of devising how all of the infinite resources at our disposal will come together in perfect harmony and materialize our desired outcomes. That we aren’t privy to the inner workings which are coordinated and set in motion on our behalf is a huge blessing indeed. If it weren’t that way, we’d be mired in a muddy rut, spinning our wheels and making no positive progress. Too vast is the plan, to extensive are it’s reaches, for us to understand or even begin to comprehend.

Haanel’s concluding paragraph to this section is this: “When this tremendous fact begins to permeate your consciousness, when you really come into a realization of the fact that you (not your body, but the Ego), the “I,” the spirit which thinks is an integral part of the great whole, that it is the same in substance, in quality, in kind, that the Creator could create nothing different from Himself, you will also be able to say, “The Father and I are one” and you will come into an understanding of the beauty, the grandeur, the transcendental opportunities which have been placed at your disposal.”

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“Why would I want to make things far more difficult than they need to be?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 1938

Daily Nugget of Gold 1938

Creating the Perfect Ideal

In Part Thirteen of The Master Key System, Haanel rightly pointed out that merely knowing of The Master Key, or, in other words, The Law of Attraction, isn’t enough. He described that false attitude like one of a prospective athlete reading books on strength conditioning. Obviously, the books help to gain knowledge of what to do, but without the doing, the athlete makes no actual physical advances without putting into practice what was learned.

Knowing that The Law of Attraction will bring you whatever you desire, provided it’s in Spiritual harmony with Omnipotence, doesn’t bring you what you want. Having that thing you want or want to come to pass is just the first step. The next step is to hold the ideal in the mind, to concentrate on it. Haanel put it this way, “In creating a Mental Image or an Ideal, we are projecting a thought into the Universal Substance from which all things are created. This Universal Substance is Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient.”

Is it really that simple? Yes. In fact, it’s when we try and “get in there” and “make it happen” with our thinking and then acting on our thoughts about something, that we begin on the road to failure. Here’s how Haanel said that: “Are we to inform the Omniscient as to the proper channel to be used to materialize our demand? Can the finite advise the Infinite? This is the cause of failure; of every failure. We recognize the Omnipresence of the Universal Substance, but we fail to appreciate the fact that this substance is not only Omnipresent, but is Omnipotent and Omniscient, and consequently will set causes in motion concerning which we may be entirely ignorant.”

Please re-read what Haanel said here a few times. Appreciate the gravity and the clarity he has presented this to you with. In order to succeed, we want to completely and utterly let go of how we will accomplish something, but rather completely trust that the way in which it will happen will be shown to us. Our main focus is to keep the perfect ideal in mind and concentrate on it. By keeping the picture of what we want in mind, by falling in love with what we have created, we can then trust that the how will be handled by a force far more inventive, creative, and resourceful than we could ever be.

But aren’t we to do something besides hold the ideal in mind? Yes. We’ll get to that next time we get together. For now, stop messing it all up by trying to figure out how. Stop scheming to make it happen. You have little faith if you do, and faith is an absolute necessity if you want to have the Infinite work on our behalf.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“Who am I to inform the Infinite how to get something done?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 1937

Daily Nugget of Gold 1937

Revealing Haanel’s Method of the Secret

Haanel began his method in Part Thirteen by saying: “What, then, is the proper method of procedure? What are we to think in order to secure what we really desire? What you and I desire, what we all desire, what every one is seeking, is Happiness and Harmony. If we can be truly happy we shall have everything the world can give. If we are happy ourselves we can make others happy.”

So true, but how then do we start the process of being happy ourselves? We would suggest to you that a great way to do this is to put your focus on creating happiness and joy in the people near you and everyone you meet. Haanel went for a deeper realization after that paragraph, and it took several paragraphs to get to the point of where he wanted to reveal the truth about the wellspring of happiness we have within us. We’re pointing out here that some people are just naturally good at this because of where their focus is most of the time.

We’d readily admit to you that we weren’t very good with creating happiness and joy in others until we set about making it our life’s work. By imagining we have a vast wealth of goodness to share by making people feel better about themselves with our words and deeds, we have found our supply never diminishes based on our tapping into it, but rather is ever expanding.

Haanel continued: “But we cannot be happy unless we have, health, strength, congenial friends, pleasant environment, sufficient supply, not only to take care of our necessities but to provide for those comforts and luxuries to which we are entitled.

The old orthodox way of thinking was to be “a worm,” to be satisfied with our portion whatever it is; but the modern idea is to know that we are entitled to the best of everything, that the “Father and I are one” and that the “Father” is the Universal Mind, the Creator, the Original Substance from which all things proceed.”

If our mission is to share the best of everything, we get a jump on things because the source of our supply is infinite. Please read the short article by Judge Thomas Troward if you haven’t already which can be found in the main navigation bar of our site, The Spirit of Opulence. We’ll continue with Haanel’s great reveal in our next session.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“How can I best come into realization that wealth is my birthright and my purpose in life is best related to how to share it with others?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 1936

Daily Nugget of Gold 1936

No Political Enemies, Anyhow

We took a break from Haanel’s work yesterday and today we’re going to continue our break as we discuss the very idea of having political enemies and why if we choose to live our lives this way, it will result in the destruction of the creative and desirable plans we have to do good- for ourselves, and for all of those around us we love.

In our study of Haanel’s work and in works both before and after he penned The Master Key System, there is no mistaking the principle that thought is creative. Thought is responsible, therefore, for conditions, experiences, and events. Only thought which is in Spiritual harmony with Omnipotence can have a overall positive effect on our lives.

We’re “hard wired” to recognize good thought and distinguish good thought from bad thought. How we are feeling is the indicator. If we think negative or destructive thoughts, our emotions take us on a negative ride through our response in anger, frustration, sadness, jealousy, envy, and more. These emotions can cause undesirable outcomes within our physical bodies such as depression, illness of all sorts, and general malaise and unhappiness.

So what of our political enemies and why did we begin this piece with the title saying, “No Political Enemies, Anyhow”? Because the harboring of negative emotions about another- any other person, group, or organization is a fault within ourselves, our thinking, our heart. It’s disharmony we’re allowing to exist. It’s not based on love, but rather based on the negative emotions we’ve invited into our own hearts and we’re allowing them to control us. Your author isn’t apolitical, mind you. We hold political viewpoints as most people do. We aspire to not judge anyone, nor do we desire to have people think alike to come into our acceptance of them.

When making a stew, salt is nothing like pepper, and neither of those things taste like garlic. Yet, harmony can be achieved just the same. We actually need opposing viewpoints so that we can make sure our own are on solid footing.

We want to measure our thoughts to the standard of love for ourselves, our fellow human beings, humanity as a whole, and the amount of Spiritual harmony which is contained within. Any negativity or destructive thoughts need weeded out by the roots if we want a positive response from The Law of Attraction, which is also known as The Law of Love.

If someone misjudges us and perceives we’re a political foe, the misrepresentation they make is on them, not us. We’re here to serve everyone, we’re here to help all of humanity in the spirit of love. If someone isn’t thinking the way we think, we’re at peace with that.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What is my purpose, why am I here and what shall I do?”

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