Well welcome to Week 5 of MKMMA…. Get prepared for a brain strain this week they said…. hmm… indeed!!!
Lets start the week by pondering sentence 9 in part 5 of Haanel’s Master Keys
“If either of us were building a home for ourselves, how careful we would be in regard to the plans; how we should study every detail; how we should watch the material and select only the best of everything; and yet how careless we are when it comes to building our own Mental Home, which is infinitely more important that physical home, as everything which can possibly enter into our lives depends upon the character of the material which enters into the construction of our Mental Home”
Two, seemingly simple exercises have opened up my mind to the realization that we are all conditioned – intentionally or not – by, well… EVERYTHING!! From influences from our hereditary genes, our parents, work collegues, tv, news, media, even our very own education system… and let me tell you when you realize the depth of this conditioning it is quite scary – but using the Law of Dual thought, I am going to say it is quite enlightening and empowering and attach a positive feeling rather than negative…
Step One… read the following – out loud – as quickly as you can…. wait for it…. read ONLY the names of the colours, NOT the actual words themselves…. ready…. set…. GO!!
So… how did you go?!! Tell the truth now, is your mind a little boggled… mine sure was after trying this little activity!! Our brains are conditioned to read WORDS, so bringing in a new little twist makes the brain strain to try and fight the “norm” – THINK ABOUT THAT!!
So onto Step Two and the title of my blog – which when Mark said it in the webinar had me in stitches…. Shut your Twinkie Hole!!
NO OPINIONS!!! – Thats right, nothing, zip, naught, ZERO opinions!! Holy SNAP!!!
This again seems simple, but OMG this is one of the hardest activities I have tried yet – we are ALL so opinionated!! So for the next two weeks (aahh!!) UNLESS I have world class area of expertise, I am not to offer my opinion even if asked! Cue husbands outrageous laughter and exitement-in-the-eyes here..
We are challenged to observe and catch ourselves out on it (in a fun way) – and continue to notice the following:
* How we may be able to verbally stop ourselves offering an opinion
* How we continue though to do it in our HEAD!!
* How we debate and judge others’ opinions in our minds
This is tough… do you know how many times I start a conversation with a stranger something along the lines of “Gee its hot outside today, this weather is crazy” !!!!
EVERY opinion we have is 100% attached to our associative memory – our OLD blueprint / our current conditioning.
TRY, just TRY these two little activities and let me know how you go….
and Yes my husband is STILL laughing. HARD.