Week 4 – The Sun Centre Opens
Discover The “I” – The Pieces Begin To Come Together
This Week 4 is full to the brim. I am spending more time with the Master Keys than I anticipated. But what can be more important than discovering my true self and defining, and then working on the world within to realize my Definite Major Purpose in Life? I say emphatically, “Nothing”.
With the help of my Guide, Stephen Serna, my DMP has taken shape and I feel very good about where I am and where I am headed. My PPN’s of Liberty and Legacy are well served and my specific goals, though challenging, are clear targets.
I felt compelled to review all four parts of the Master Keys and to make note of the key things which made an impression. I am forming links between The Master Keys, The Greatest Salesman In The World (The Scrolls), the Blueprint Builder and our weekly webcasts and Chore/Service Cards.
Below I recount these impressions and correlations. I describe what I experience as I sit and exercise control over my body and mind. This Week 4 has produced an astounding result for me of the kind I have never experienced before. That I relate at the end of this admittedly long post.
The Sun Centre has been stimulated
From the Forward to The Master Keys
“The laws governing the mental and spiritual world are as fixed and infallible as that in the material world.” Think about that; they operate no less perfectly and consistently than does gravity.
The student who unhesitatingly throws himself on his own thought, instantly rights himself, stands erect, assumes a dominant attitude, and works miracles. So be yourself, find your true self and make it happen. Not easy as I’m discovering but I believe it really will work my miracles.
Certainly nothing can be created before we know it can be created and then make the proper effort. And that consists of controlling your thoughts, developing good habits and believing in your Definite Major Purpose once you have defined it in the most clear terms possible.
Men now understand that for every result there is and adequate and definite cause, so that when a given result is desired, they seek the condition which alone this result may be attained.
The Master Key is based on absolute scientific truth and will unfold possibilities that lie dormant in the individual, and teach how they may be brought into action. The Master Key teaches true Mind Power and it cultivates understanding which will enable you to control the body and thereby health.
Mental Power is creative power, it gives you the ability to create for yourself; it does not mean the ability to take something away from someone else. Here I think of paragraph 5 of the Blueprint Builder; I engage in no transaction which does not positively affect all whom it affects.
The Master Key teaches right principles, and suggests methods for making practical application of the principles. This is unique to the Master Key system. The Master Key suggests methods by which the value of the principles taught may be demonstrated and put in actual practice in the daily experience.
The power is only in the application and with each Part there is a suggested exercise which will show how this power may be developed. These I describe as The Application in the comments on each individual Part of The Master Keys.
The most powerful forces of man are his invisible forces, his spiritual force, and the only way in which the spiritual force can manifest is through the process of THINKING.
Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue, parts of the brain, nerve or muscle. This produces an actual physical change in the construction of the tissue. Therefore, it is only necessary to keep a certain number of thoughts on a given subject in order to bring about a complete change in the physical organization of a man.
This is the process by which failure can be changed to success.
Thoughts of courage, power, inspiration, harmony are substituted for thoughts of failure, despair, lack, limitation and discord, and as these thoughts take root, the physical tissue is changed and the individual sees life in a new light…. he is born again, this time born of the spirit. Not of the ideas and influences of other people.
Quantum Physics and The Mind
Haanel demonstrates an application and oneness with the Universal Mind in these statements. Quantum Physics had not been thought of at the time he wrote these words, yet he understands the principle that the observed is altered by the observation. He also intuitively knows what was much later discovered about the way in which feelings produce corresponding chemical messengers in the brain, which act upon all the cells of the body to alter their physical construction and activities.
He actually knows of the addiction to emotional states to which we all succumb.
Back to thoughts of Courage, Power, Inspiration Harmony
The thoughts of success with which he has been impregnated are radiated to those around him, and they in turn help him onward and upward; he attracts to him new and successful associates, and this in turn changes his environment so that by this simple exercise of thought, a man changes not only himself, but his environment, circumstances and conditions.
Others teach you should surround yourself with successful people if you want to be successful. This is true, but only if those successful people share your principles and understand those that the Master Key teaches. If they do that, the aura of success and giving will influence you in a good way.
Unfortunately, real, lasting success is not merely attaining some financial goal and that is what many of us who are involved in commerce are taught by the experts, who do not consider the fact that involvement in any transaction that does not benefit all whom it affects is ultimately destructive.
Here it bears repeating:
“Mental Power is creative power, it gives you the ability to create for yourself; it does not mean the ability to take something away from someone else.”
Far too many “successful” people do not understand or observe this principle.
From Master Keys Part 1
10. Harmony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us. So we are urged to apply the Law of Dual Thought, be the observer, and think for ourselves.
So we are instructed in Part 1- 44, to sit comfortably, let thoughts roam freely but be perfectly still because in 45 we are told it is essential to secure complete control of the body before we can have any hope of controlling our thoughts.
This first step in controlling thought for me was easy but the time passed slowly. That was to change.
From Master Keys Part 2
We learn in sentence 12 that the conscious is the seat of the will with all the energies that flow therefrom and in 13 that it can impress other minds and can direct the subconscious. “It is this high function that can completely change conditions in your life.”
Then in 17 it is said “Receiving any suggestion as true, the subconscious mind at once proceeds to act thereon…” Isn’t this remarkable and what a responsibility you have in thinking right thoughts?
This conscious mind of ours has the ability to control the very part of your mind that works automatically and instantly to not only perfect the vital forces of life; your breathing, heart beat, intricate muscular coordination, but also to bring into reality any thought upon which you concentrate.
Understanding the power of the Law of Attraction, “which is that mind is creative, and will automatically correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation” is thus critical to my journey of self discovery.
And so we are now instructed in sentence 29 to sit perfectly still as before, but to inhibit all thought. This will give us control over all thoughts of care, worry, and fear, and will enable us to entertain only the thoughts we desire.
This was more difficult for me and hard to determine the level of success I attained. But I found myself drifting and then awakening as though I had been asleep. This was accompanied by a tingling feeling of pleasure and time seemed to pass more quickly, so the sound of my alarm was startling.
From Master Keys Part 3
We learn the brain and cerebrospinal system of nerves is the centre of the conscious mind and that the sympathetic system of nerves, with its centre in the Solar Plexus, the Sun Centre, is the seat of the subconscious mind. These two are connected by the Vagus nerve trunk, making man a single physical entity.
The Sun Centre is the central point of distribution for the energy which is constantly created and distributed to every cell in the body and is thrown off in an atmosphere or aura which envelops the body.
This is the source of magnetism and explains how “The thoughts of success with which he has been impregnated are radiated to those around him, and they in turn help him onward and upward; …”
This idea also calls out the Master Mind principle and the fact you have to do it yourself, but you cannot do it alone. We are interdependent, and one with the Universal Mind.
The subconscious has enormous power, but even more remarkable is the fact the conscious mind is the master of the Sun Centre. The nature of the thought which our conscious mind entertains will determine the nature of the experiences which will result.
So if we want better experiences, more success, all we have to do is let this Sun Shine, awaken the Solar Plexus or impress the subconscious mind in order to transmute undesirable conditions into pleasure and profit.
So I ask “how is this done?” and the answer is Impress the subconscious, “mentally concentrate upon the object of your desire, when you are concentrating, you are impressing your subconscious mind.”
In other words, find your true self; develop and concentrate upon your Definite Major Purpose in Life, and persistently concentrate on it with FEELING and ENTHUSIASM. It will manifest, but as Mark J said “no achievement, however great, is worth squat unless it serves your true self.”
This is perhaps why some people who successfully strive for monetaty riches find they are lacking; something is missing in their lives, they are not happy.
So we are instructed in sentence 29 to now to sit perfectly still, inhibit all thought and to also relax completely; every nerve, every muscle. Relaxation is absolutely essential in order to allow the mental faculties to exercise the greatest freedom and to allow the Solar Plexus to function.
I imagined a ripple of relaxation starting from the top of my head and flowing in stages down to the bottom of my feet. This I did over and over and eventually experienced the same kind of sensation as before and with time passing more quickly.
The only thought that I recall powerfully was that I must not promise anything I do not intend to do. This was related to a habit which I do not like but which I have not yet controlled, but had been thinking about including in my daily promises to myself.
And then I decided I would not dwell upon this thought. That instantly provided relief from frustration and I had a clear thought that when the time comes I’ll deal with that issue. To me that was powerful.
The Master Keys Part 4
Haanel introduces us to the “I” which is something that controls the body and the mind, and which determines what they should do and how they should act.
It is spiritual and is the source of REAL power when people come into realization of their true nature. That “I” has the power to think. To me it is my connection to Infinite Intelligence, the pure energy of the Universe. It is my will to manifest my true self and live my Definite Major Purpose in Life.
I can be what I will to be!
In sentence 12 I discover the admonition not to start something I don’t intend to do. This harkens back to my last sit when I resolved I will not, I do not do that.
And then in 13 I see the “method in the madness” of our Chore Cards wherein Haanel advises we must start with small, simple things that are easy to do and control, and then up the ante over time, never allowing the “I” to be overruled.
This is reflected in the Scroll Marked 1 from Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in The World, in which we impress our subconscious mind with “I form good habits and become their slave”.
And now, in what seems initially to be a divergence, Haanel tells us in sentence 20 that we must be of service and that the more we give the more we receive. If we want to be of service we must have power, but to get it we must be of service.
He points out that The Universal is constantly seeking to express itself, to be of service and seeks to find the channel where it can do the most good. We learned earlier that the Universal can only express through the individual so we must be the channel whereby the Universal expresses activity.
The logic of transiting from Chore Card to Service Card is now clear.
Then in 22 he says “So quiet the senses, seek inspiration, focus the mental activity on the within, dwell in the consciousness of your unity with Omnipotence. “Power comes from repose, it is in the Silence that we can be still, and when we are still, we can think, and thought is the secret of all attainment (25).
Thought is motion and is likened to electricity and light in that it is carried by the Law of Vibration, as are they, it is given life by emotion and it is the product of the Spiritual “I”. Thus it is Divine and Spiritual.
The emotion which we are exhorted to inject into our reading of our DMP, the Blueprint Builder and our Service Cards reflects what Hannel says in sentence 27:
“In order to express power, abundance, or any other constructive purpose (our DMP), the emotions must be called upon to give feeling to the thought”.
Again, “how is this done?” I ask, and the answer is through exercise. We constantly think a thought until it becomes habitual and automatic, and we KNOW what we think; we are SURE.
Now in 29 we are instructed to sit quietly, remove all tension (relax completely), then mentally let go of all adverse conditions such as hatred, anger, worry, jealousy, envy, sorrow, trouble or disappointment of any kind.
This seems impossible but I remember “I’m possible” and “I can be what I will to be” and I embark.
Immediately my mind is flooded with the pain and anger of past events and I concentrate on forgiveness “for they know not what they do”. And the most painful problem and the person with whom it is associated occupies my mind.
I concentrate again on forgiveness, ask forgiveness, and repeat over and over, “we love you”. Then I suddenly switch to “I love you” and his face appears in profile.
Then it appears in frontal view and I think “what a handsome, capable, truly lovable person you are” and I remember the really great times we spent together. And the tears flow as they do now, as I write these words.
And the anger is gone. I’m left only with a vision of his dialing the phone to call me. This I will concentrate upon as I sit and think.
And now I go back to Part 3- 16 which reads:
“When you find that you are really one with the Infinite power, and when you can consciously realize this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse condition by the power of your thought, you will have nothing to fear; fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright.”
This process, building to this point, is exquisitely ordered. It is cathartic and powerful. I cannot imagine how it concludes but I am anticipating greatness.
The Sun has peeked over the horizon, The Sun Centre is in operation and I am enthralled, ecstatic.