So… there was no webinar this week. Which kinda threw my week off a bit. I did keep up with my daily routine and finished strong with Og and scroll 2 (Love) on Monday night. On Tuesday we started scroll 3 (Persistence).
Persistence, the quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people. Also, the state of occurring or existing beyond the usual, expected, or normal time. Being the little engine who could. Making mistakes, learning from them and trying again and again and again. Knowing that if you stick with the plan and continue regardless as to how difficult things may seem, you will succeed in the end.
It is not simply learning concepts and thinking positive thoughts. This means to put into practice what you have learned. Knowledge is wonderful, but it is not the same as putting the concepts to use and accomplishing a goal.
If I wanted to learn how to bake bread I could spend days online reading about the history of bread, the different types of bread, the cultural and religious significance of bread, the properties and preparation of bread and even anti-bread movements. I could watch videos of others making bread, I could take notes and print out recipes with color photos. I could learn all there is to know on the subject, but until I get into the kitchen and start putting yeast and flour together I will never have a beautiful, warm, golden loaf of bread to eat.
The same goes for the MKMMA. It is great to have the webinars,videos and forums to turn to for help and support, but we need to put all that we have learned to good use. Do the exercises and practice what we have learned. This week Haanel very clearly states:
“This exercise consists in making an application of your knowledge. Knowledge will not apply itself. You must make the application. Abundance will not come to you out of the sky, neither will it drop into your lap, but a conscious realization of the law of attraction and the intention to bring it into operation for a certain, definite and specific purpose, and the will to carry out this purpose will bring about the materialization of your desire by a natural law of transference. If you are in business, it will increase and develop along regular channels, possibly new or unusual channels of distribution will be opened and when the law becomes fully operative, you will find that the things you seek are seeking you.”
I am the farmer and what I plant is what I will harvest. I am becoming friends with the girl in the mirror and I am wanting the best for her in the future. What I choose to do now will affect how things will be for her later. I am staying on my mental diet, I am making a conscious effort to change my thoughts and the world within. I am creating a habit of completing my goals and keeping my promises. I am affirming that I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy. I will persist until I succeed.