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Daily Nugget of Gold 2028

Daily Nugget of Gold 2028

Gaining Control of the Brain

Have you considered the idea of gaining control of your brain by using your mind? If you believe that the brain and the mind are synonymous, you may have trouble grasping this concept. Let’s help our readers understand this. The brain is the biological entity which controls the physiological body. The mind is that Spiritual thing which is the “I” within you. The trouble with most people getting this comes from the belief that thought emanates from the brain. The brain is actually a channel through which thought arrives.

When we note that science has shown us that physical objects don’t come into definite form without awareness or consciousness (Spiritual activity) playing a role, then another conclusion we can and should draw is that brains do not exist when not observed and they have no causal powers- HOWEVER- in the physical matter reality we find our Spiritual selves in, there are indeed rules. If we didn’t have such rules, we would be in what Thomas Campbell describes as a “Funhouse Reality” meaning that it would be extremely difficult to develop into loving and growing human beings.

Let’s explore what Charles Haanel said on this in Part Twenty Two of The Master Key System:

Every cell in your body is intelligent and will respond to your direction. The cells are all creators and will create the exact pattern which you give them.

Therefore, when perfect images are placed before the subjective, the creative energies will build a perfect body.

Brain cells are constructed in the same way. The quality of the brain is governed by the state of mind, or mental attitude, so that if undesirable mental attitudes are conveyed to the subjective they will in turn be transferred to the body; we can therefore readily see that if we wish the body to manifest health, strength and vitality this must be the predominant thought.”

Thought is a Spiritual activity. The brain is actually a product of thought. Haanel showed us that he understood this to be true, well before a hundred years of repeated scientific experiments underscored the idea. What you think effects the physiology of the body, and the brain itself. Think in constructive, loving terms and health, including cherished mental health are yours. Think in negative, demeaning, destructive terms and what will manifest will be something you don’t desire. The manifestation will occur, and it may even take place within your physical being, brain and/or body.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What can I do differently to think in only positive, constructive, and loving terms?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2027

Daily Nugget of Gold 2027

The World Without is Actually the Past

Huh? What did he say? Yup, It is so! What we see in the world as we open our eyes and observe it is the product of our past thinking. We thought, it became our reality. Haanel in this section of Part Twenty Two of The Master Key System tries to help the student understand that the only place we have much hope of changing anything in terms of conditions, events, and circumstances is within ourselves.

Most people see the conditions in their world and set about in that outside world (and “outside” refers to anything beyond the mind, including our own physical body”) to try and change the result for the better. The thing is, we’re working in the post-creative era of our lives if we do that. It’s as if we run a factory creating a defective product, and instead of locating the process which causes the defect, we put more people at the end of the assembly line to re-work the defective product. Yes, you can change it for the better, but the product is going to continue to you in defective form, creating needless and endless work to make it right.

Haanel talked about the internal processes of the subconscious mind’s role in the body a bit more: “These processes of the subconscious mind usually proceed without our personal knowledge or direction, and so long as we do not interfere the result is perfect, but, as these millions of repair cells are all intelligent and respond to our thought, they are often paralyzed and rendered impotent by our thoughts of fear, doubt, and anxiety. They are like an army of workmen, ready to start an important piece of work, but every time they get started on the undertaking a strike is called, or plans changed, until they finally get discouraged and give up.

The way to health is founded on the law of vibration, which is the basis of all science, and this law is brought into operation by the mind, the “world within.” It is a matter of individual effort and practice. Our world of power is within; if we are wise we shall not waste time and effort in trying to deal with effects as we find them in the “world without,” which is only an external, a reflection.

We shall always find the cause in the “world within”; by changing the cause, we change the effect.”

We are blessed with a thing called “time”. Time is something that has been given to us so that we can see the importance of working on causal thinking so as to bring about wanted and pleasurable conditions. It’s really hard to wrap our minds around the concept that time itself is an illusion, but it is a very useful one, just the same.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“How can I adjust my present day thinking to bring better results in my outside world tomorrow?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2026

Daily Nugget of Gold 2026

Objective and Subjective Mind as They Relate to Physiology

We’re near the end of Haanel’s great work, The Master Key System. We’re in Part Twenty Two of twenty four parts, so as need be, the information Haanel is giving us at this point is information-dense and may seem to be fantastic or unbelievable to the uninformed. Fortunately for us, he’s spent a great deal of time taking the student through the thought process of it all with the earlier parts we’ve availed ourselves to. If you’re new to these writings in the Daily Nugget of Gold series, please understand that it’s been almost a year that we’ve been reviewing this information-dense work.

At this juncture Haanel is relating the difference between the objective and subjective (conscious and subconscious) spheres of operation of the mind, In particular, Haanel is focused on their effect upon the physiology of the body. Here is Haanel in Part Twenty Two:

The objective mind has certain effects on the body which are readily recognized. Someone says something to you which strikes you as ludicrous and you laugh, possibly until your whole body shakes, which shows that thought has control over the muscles of your body; or someone says something which excites your sympathy and your eyes fill with tears, which shows that thought controls the glands of your body; or someone says something which makes you angry and the blood mounts to your cheek, which shows that thought controls the circulation of your blood. But as these experiences are all the results of the action of your objective mind over the body, the results are of a temporary nature; they soon pass away and leave the situation as it was before.

Let us see how the action of the subconscious mind over the body differs. You receive a wound; thousands of cells being the work of healing at once; in a few days or a few weeks the work is complete. You may even break a bone. No surgeon on earth can weld the parts together (I am not referring to the insertion of rods or other devices to strengthen or replace bones). He may set the bone for you, and the subjective mind will immediately begin the process of welding the parts together, and in a short time the bone is as solid as it ever was. You may swallow poison; the subjective mind will immediately discover the danger and make violent efforts to eliminate it. You may become infected with a dangerous germ; the subjective will at once commence to build a wall around the infected area and destroy the infection by absorbing it in the white blood corpuscles which it supplies for the purpose.”

There’s more information about that second paragraph that Haanel provided immediately after. We’ll get to that, but we would recommend our reader to first, fully take in what Haanel said here. He has drawn a line of distinction between the two spheres of operation of the mind as if they were completely separate. That’s to help us come to grips with the concept, in reality- the two are blended. One part is a product of the habitual thinking of the other. (Subconscious being the product of the habitual thinking of the conscious). Here’s where it gets tricky, the subconscious is the seat of habits. See? More on this to come.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“How can I build new, positive, and constructive habits daily?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2025

Daily Nugget of Gold 2025

Conscious and Unconscious Use of the Law of Attraction

In this segment, Haanel will talk about “this power” but we wanted to remind our readers that the power he’s referring to, at this juncture, called the Law of Vibration, is the same as The Law of Attraction, or The Law of Love. These terms are interchangeable. Haanel selected different terms at various times because it helps the student better understand the law’s underlying principles.

We’re on the subject of self-healing in Part Twenty Two of The Master Key System. One important part of self healing is closing the door on disease to begin with. Disease is manifested negative thinking. Remember that it’s what we’ve held onto in the past that has everything to do with what manifests in our world today. Therefore, there is an continual opportunity set before us to take control of the future conditions which will come into being through our thinking today. Haanel directed our thoughts on this with this excerpt from that part:

We are all using this power every minute. The trouble is most of us are using it unconsciously and thus producing undesirable results. The problem is to use it intelligently and produce only desirable results. This should not be difficult, because we all have had sufficient experience to know what produces pleasant vibration in the body, and we also know the causes which produce the unpleasant and disagreeable sensations.

All that is necessary is to consult our own experience. When our thought has been uplifted, progressive, constructive, courageous, noble, kind or in any other way desirable, we have set in motion vibrations which brought about certain results. When our thought has been filled with envy, hatred, jealousy, criticism or any of the other thousand and one forms of discord, certain vibrations were set in motion which brought about certain other results of a different nature, and each of these rates of vibration, if kept up, crystallized in form. In the first case the result was mental, moral and physical health, and in the second case discord, inharmony and disease.”

The thing that ordinary folk don’t get is that they are constantly creating physical conditions, many of which occur within their own bodies, through the negative or positive vibration of their thoughts. Either way, The Law of Vibration begins to underscore the nature of our thoughts through the creative process. We cannot be ruled by negative thinking and expect the manifestations to be positive, for it goes against nature’s great law.

The more well-known term for this is Karma, but Karma is nothing more than another term for the same law of nature. Karma is often observed for it’s destructive manifestations, however, and people do take note of it when it happens. We caution the students of our own work not to celebrate “bad Karma” when it seemingly exacts revenge on a person for committing acts against others. The reason we want to avoid such things is Karma has nothing to do with revenge, which is negative. It has everything to do with reproducing the vibration held by someone in physical form. Revenge is a negative emotion, and it will exact a physical or conditional price on those who hold such thoughts.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“How can I get better at recognizing negative thinking and eliminating it?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2024

Daily Nugget of Gold 2024

Self Healing

The Emerald Tablet said: “As above, so below; as within, so without.” If we want to have or to be anything, our job is to imagine it in the form of perfection and as we hold the image clearly in our mind’s eye- over time- the image passes from the conscious mind to the subconscious where the perfect pattern comes into being, by law. We go back to Part Twenty Two of The Master Key System by Charles Haanel as he talked about self-healing.

If there is any physical condition which it is necessary to change, the law governing visualization will be found effective. Make a mental image of physical perfection, hold it in the mind until it is absorbed by the consciousness. Many have eliminated chronic ailments in a few weeks by this method, and thousands have overcome and destroyed all manner of ordinary physical disturbances by this method in a few days, sometimes in a few minutes.

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.

Everything in the Universe is what it is by virtue of its rate of vibration. Change the rate of 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 bodies.”

It’s important to note here that The Law of Vibration has other names, specifically- “The Law of Love” and “The Law of Attraction”. It’s the same law, and these other monikers just describe different aspects of it. You’ve used the term “good vibe” or “bad vibe” as in something you get about a person you don’t know yet, haven’t you? That “vibe” isn’t something we can put our finger on, but rather it’s a feeling, one way or another.

In our next session, we’ll share with our readers Haanel’s advice as to what to do with such feelings and how to be the captain of the ship, rather than a deck hand. Think about it, the captain gets to steer the ship, the deck hand merely helps keep the ship in order. Both jobs are important, but the deck hand will be going to wherever the captain takes the ship, good or bad.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What is the perfect image of health for me?”

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