The lesson this week was focused on the 7 Day Mental Diet. For the past two weeks we have all been preparing for this with the exercise of No Opinions. These exercises are for us to become more focused in order to manifest our DMP (Definite Major Purpose). As Haanel states…
6-9 “In the first place, there is the great mental world in which we live and move and have our being. This world is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. It will respond to our desire in direct ratio to our purpose and faith. The purpose must be in accordance with the law of our being, that is, it must be creative or constructive. Our faith must be strong enough to generate a current of sufficient strength to bring our purpose into manifestation. “As thy faith is, so be it unto thee,” bears the stamp of scientific test.”
I can now see the importance of having our minds focused on the things that we want, not what we do not want. So it is time to dig in and start to prepare the mind to manifest my desire. What does this diet involve?? No negative thoughts for 7 days, any negative thought even if it was for 7 seconds then we had to start diet all over again. When a negative thought comes to mind you should not put up a resistance but think about something positive instead…..this was BIG!!
The exercise was an extreme challenge, I found myself even commenting on how how bad the weather was…….Oooops RESTART my 7 days again and it was only within a few hours of starting! It was more of a challenge than I thought. My mind started to drift into all sorts of things, maybe if I went away by myself on a desert island then I would successfully complete 7 days…..who am I kidding!…..back to reality, I just have to suck it up and get on with it.
So, how did I do with my diet this week?……not great, still have not made it past day 1. I have had negative thoughts from my own mind and from other people. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel as Emmet Fox points out…..
“People often find that the starting of this diet seems to stir up all sorts of difficulties. It seems as though everything begins to go wrong at once. This may be disconcerting, but it is really a good sign. It means that things are moving, and is not that the very object we have in view? If my whole world seems to rock on its foundations, I hold steadily, I let it rock and when the rocking is over, the picture will have reassembled itself into something much nearer to my heart’s desire”.
Great news! All I have to do is stay focused and feed my mind on my hearts desire. Looking forward to the week ahead.
Until next week….Give more, Get more!!