In our Master Key Lesson 17  we learned that concentration is key to attainment . Paragraph 6 “Concentration is much misunderstood; there seems to be an idea of effort or activity associated with it , when just the contrary is necessary . The greatness of an actor lies in in the fact that he forgets himself in the portrayal of his character , becoming so identified with it , that the audience is swayed by the realism of the performance . This will give you a good idea of true concentration ; you should be so interested in your thought , so engrossed in your subject, as to be conscious of nothing else . Such concentration leads to intuitive perception and immediate insight into the nature of the object concentrated upon.” Paragraph 7 ” All knowledge is the result of concentration of this kind; it is thus that the secrets of Heaven and Earth have been wrested ; it is thus that the mind becomes a magnet and the desire to know draws the knowledge, irresistibly attracts it , makes it your own.

I had a hard time wrapping my head around these passages. I had a realization during one of my sits that I was already practicing this and on a regular basis . I think I became confused when I saw it in the written word . I of course need to fine tune how I go about impressing my subconscious mind and being able to give myself permission to be happy and believe in myself , my thoughts (no matter how big), and my Spiritual Truth. Paragraph 10 of the Master Key Lesson 17 mentions Spiritual Truth – ” Spiritual Truth is therefore the controlling factor; it is this which will enable you to grow out of limited attainment and reach a point where you will be able translate modes of thought into character and consciousness.”

I had to research paragraph 10 a little more and I found myself doubling back to an earlier lesson. Lesson 4- Paragraph 14 ” But when you have learned to control yourself you will have found the “World Within ” which controls the world without; you will have become irresistible ; men and things will respond to your every wish without any apparent effort on your part.Paragraph 15 “This is not so strange or impossible as it may appear when you remember that the ” World Within” is controlled by the “I” and that this “I” is a part or one with the Infinite “I” which is the Universal Energy or Spirit ,usually called God .

I have to let you know that in the preamble for lesson 4 of the Master Key we were reminded that the “I” of you is not the physical body , it is not the mind , but it is something that controls the two . Lesson 4 paragraph 4 states ” When you say ” I think” the “I ” tells the mind what it shall think; when you say” I go” the “I” tells the physical body where it shall go; the real nature of this “I” is spiritual , and is the source of real power which comes to men and women when they come into the realization of their true nature.

These passages definitely had me contemplating all of the things I had learned throughout my 49 years on this planet .The simple fact remains ,that these statements resonate with everything  that is true and good in my life. They helped me understand my new way of thinking . So my take on all of this is; that we need to take control of ourselves and our thoughts in order for us to attain all of the things we yearn for. Through habitual actions we can accomplish anything , but we have to be willing to take a chance , and believe that we can accomplish whatever it may be . You must know what you truly wish for and make sure it aligns with the Universal Energy  or God .


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  1. Ellen L

    It is strange, isn’t it, how the written word – plainly spelled out! – can be so unclear when compared with what our hearts already know. I’ve had moments like that, too.
    The “I” in me celebrates the “I” in you; take that change and believe!

  2. Don Overlander

    Namste! The word has taken on new meaning for me through the MKMMA – and the connections you make in your post this week make it so much clearer. We are – all of us – individualization of God (we were made in his image after all!) and through that connection the great “I Am” shines through!

  3. debarnell

    Oh I think one of my new FAVs is to read each others blogs and say yes! yes!…I have felt much the same as I first read Haanel new weeks…I pause and wonder and sit and ponder…what did that just say? And then I can put it into beliefs I already have!..But, I ‘ve had them and not really practiced them…this process is amazing! Thank you so much!


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