I must say that this weeks biggest take away has been this concept of a Mental house Cleaning. The Master Key lesson spoke to the reality that most of our mental activity is Sub Conscious. I’ve written to this concept before, the illusion is rampant in the world most people are under the illusion that the conscious mind is in control and the reality is just the opposite.
In fact Haanel writes in The Master Key “At least ninety percent of mental life is subconscious, so those who fail to make use of this power live within very narrow limits” He goes on to say ” the subconscious can and will solve any problem for us if we know how to direct it” a bit later he states “we are today the result of our past thinking” If you buy into any of this as I do you began to realize how necessary a mental house cleaning can be.
The way I speak to this concept is what we think about we bring about. The problem then comes in if there is trash in my thinking then would I not manifest trash. Or to bring it home if I think about lack, limitation, anger, upset what else could I manifest. Haanel states, “when this metal house cleaning process has been completed, the material which is left will be suitable for the making of the kind of ideals or mental images which we desire to realize.”
I love how Mark J brought this into our weeks lesson. He tells us to offer no opinions for the week. As if that’s possible:) Yes no opinions for the week. Of course he gave us a break letting us know it would not happen over night and when we did of course offer opinions we were to notice this action in our mental activity. I don’t know about you but I have an opinion about just about every thing I’m involved in. And even if I don’t speak it out loud the opinions roll though my mind.
Interestingly enough I’ve been studying Napoleon Hills 16 lessons of Success and of course he speaks of not offering an opinion and if you are given an opinion be certain to check the source. In my case the source quite often is me.
Being a judgement and evaluation machine my opinions enter into every thing I do and here comes the mental house cleaning. As I become aware of my opinions I can stop my self from voicing them, if I can stop my self from voicing them possibly I can at least lesson that layer of trash.
I don’t know about you but I’m ready to clean house, start fresh and be transformed by the renewing of my mind.
Peace & Blessings