This week has been my last week of catch up, as I completed week 14, 15, and 16. I am staying the course, I persist and I WIN. One of the things that I really haven’t fully immersed myself in is the shapes. I have them on my dream board, POA card and SERVICE card, and all of my ‘flash cards’ but not in my DMP. I just ‘hadn’t gotten around to it.’ no hadn’t made it important enough to do. I was sitting with our newest employee and she is here to be a floater, and to know every employees job, so that when someone takes a vacation, there is someone to cover their tasks and you don’t come home to a mountain. We were sitting at my desk and I was trying to explain how and why I do what I do on one of my tasks. and I was switching between red, black, and blue ink. and it wasn’t just to change the colour, but RED was for this, BLUE for this, and BLACK for this. and I was apologizing as I said to her I knew it was a little confusing and that I am just really colour coded. I literally stopped mid word on coded and felt like someone had smacked me in the back of a head with a foam bat. I have a package of 12 colour highlighters, and I have 5 coloures pens….but I can’t figure out why I need coloured shapes in my DMP. Things seem clear, and that you are getting it or, you ‘know better’ HAHAHAHA! again, this isn’t Mark’s first Rodeo…so why is it that we keep thinking that we have a better way to invent the wheel. It was a real a-ha moment for me, and really got me back focused on the basics.
What a FABULOUS exercise! I admit that I have done a terrible job keeping track of how many times I am seeing this around me, but I am surprised by how much I am being the observer. Last week was Self Control, and even with the crazy focus on Kindness, I was constantly noticing when I was, or was not utilizing self control. I enjoyed looking for kindness, as a lot of the time…I was saying more ‘that wasn’t very kind’ and again; I realized that I was not being observant to the good, I was being blindsided but the negative. With this week being Kindness based, I took a real HARD go at the mental diet again. Although I restarted it 4 or 5 times one morning just in drive thru alone! I did notice now often I am catching myself now, and how often I am derailing those thoughts before I am hitting 7 seconds, or a half hour rant later. I may not have a full day, opinion and negative free, but the joy is certainly raising and I am feeling better every day about who I am, and seeing a CLEARER mental picture every day of WHO I intend to be.
The power to create depends entirely upon spiritual power; there are three steps, idealization, visualization and materialization. Every captain of industry depends upon this power exclusively. In an article in Everybody’s Magazine, Henry M. Flagler, the Standard Oil multi-millionaire, admitted that the secret of his success was his power to see a thing in its completeness. The following conversation with the reporter shows his power of idealization, concentration and visualization, all spiritual powers: “Did you actually vision to yourself the whole thing? I mean, did you, or could you, really close your eyes and see the tracks? And the trains running? And hear the whistles blowing? Did you go as far as that?” “Yes.” “How clearly?” “Very clearly.” 16:8-9 -Haanel
We encourage our children to use their imagination and to create wonderful experienced and adventures in their head, but at what point do we stop using those tremendous powers? Why do we stop dreaming and seeing a better reality? How is it that we lose the ability to hold an image or believe in our mind?
Whatever enters the mind through the senses or the objective mind will impress the mind and result in a mental image which will become a pattern for the creative energies. These experiences are largely the result of environment, chance, past thinking and other forms of negative thought, and must be subjected to careful analysis before being entertained. On the other hand, we can form our own mental images, through our own interior processes of thought regardless of the thoughts of others, regardless of exterior conditions, regardless of environment of every kind, and it is by the exercise of this power that we can control our own destiny, body, mind and soul.16:15 -Haanel
The Dreamers have the real control, for in our world within we control what we allow to affect us. It is OUR Belief; whether built on our own thought or someone else’s opinions, it is what WE have ALLOWED ourselves to believe. We can think of anything and have anything and have ANY life we wish if we are only to believe it and TRULY TRULY hold on to this ideal.
And finally, the vitality depends upon the feeling with which the thought is impregnated. If the thought is constructive, it will possess vitality; it will have life, it will grow, develop, expand, it will be creative; it will attract to itself everything necessary for its complete development. If the thought is destructive, it will have within itself the germ of its own dissolution; it will die, but in the process of dying, it will bring sickness, disease, and every other form of discord. 16:21-22 -Haanel
Since we know that the fabric of our mind creates everything ahead of us, we know that we must ONLY entertain positive, abundant and harmonious thoughts, and a negative t
Visualization must, of course, be directed by the will; we are to visualize exactly what we want; we must be careful not to let the imagination run riot. Imagination is a good servant but a poor master, and unless it is controlled it may easily lead us into all kinds of speculations and conclusions which have no basis or foundation of fact whatever. Every kind of plausible opinion is liable to be accepted without any analytical examination and the inevitable result is mental chaos. 16:35 -Haanel
We know that we must trust and keep vigilant the Gatekeeper of our world within. Let the Creativity run, but feed it constructive and positive energy, guiding the dreams straight and toward fruition. ‘Every kind of plausible opinion is liable to be accepted without any analytical examination and the inevitable result is mental chaos.’ Let us maintain our control of our future, our souls, and world.
Peace be the Journey