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September 13, 2010 – Introduction to Week Five of The Master Key System – Master Key Coaching Teleseminars

Welcome to Week Five of The Master Key System! We’re one-sixth of the way through this wonderful book and on this teleseminar I made a point to go through the Letter of Transmittal that Mr. Haanel wrote.

Before we get into Haanel‘s Letter of Transmittal for Week Five, please take note that these teleseminars are available on iTunes. If you click that link, you’ll be able to add them to your podcasts and they’ll update automatically every week. Also, if you can do me a solid, please leave a review (hopefully a good one!) and give it as many stars as you think it deserves. Thank you in advance. I appreciate it.

Now, Haanel‘s Week Five Letter of Transmittal.

Enclosed herewith you will find Week Five. After studying this part carefully, you will see that every conceivable force or object or fact is the result of mind in action.

Mind in action is thought, and thought is creative. Men are thinking now as they never thought before. Therefore, this is a creative age, and the world is awarding its richest prizes to the thinkers.

Matter is powerless, passive, inert. Mind is force, energy, power. Mind shapes and controls matter. Every form which matter takes is but the expression of some preexisting thought.

But thought works no magic transformations; it obeys natural laws; it sets in motion natural forces; it releases natural energies; it manifests in your conduct and actions, and these in turn react upon your friends and acquaintances, and eventually upon the whole of your environment.

You can originate thought and, since thoughts are creative, you can create for yourself the things you desire.

If you’re like me — and because you’re listening to and participating in these Master Key Coaching Teleseminars you probably are! — then the first thing that strikes you is in the first paragraph: “the world is awarding its richest prizes to the thinkers.”

One needs to only scan the financial news for a few seconds to realize that that is true. The people who think — the people who solve problems or entertain or inform — in a creative fashion are the ones who reap the greatest rewards. In an article that I wrote, I quoted an advertisement that Apple made: “Here’s to the crazy ones.” That jibes perfectly with what we see here. Because you see things differently, you may be considered a little bit crazy — for a little while. As time passes and you are proved correct, then what was once crazy will be the norm — commonplace.

If someone told you a few years ago you would be connecting with “friends” on a web site called Facebook, would you have believed them or would you have thought them nuts?

How about “micro-blogging” on a tool called “Twitter“?

People created those things for various and sundry reasons at the base of which was their desire to solve a problem.

That’s what we’re learning here and by reading The Master Key System: to see the world in that slightly different way so that we see solutions to the problems that are around us.

Problems … That brought me to another topic, which was something about which I heard. As I was surfing the World Wide Web, I saw mention of something called a “complaint free week.” While this sounds all nice and dandy on the surface, when one looks closer, especially in light of what we’re discussing here, the realization will strike that this is pretty dumb.

You see, when we complain, that shows that there exists a problem. When a problem exists, that is an area in which we can provide a solution! These solutions are what make life better — and what can make for a person the “richest prizes.”

While I agree that complaining for complaining’s sake is stupid (not to mention annoying to those around one, a waste of time, and a waste of energy), complaining in and of itself isn’t that horrible a thing that we should cease doing it altogether. We should make note of our complaints and find solutions to those complaints.

In the course of my monologue, I mentioned the book The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol. Please take the time and get the audio book using the banner here. It’s a book that should be in everyone’s personal development library. It even made #10 on my list of the “Only Ten Books You Need to Read to Succeed.”



Let’s get on with Haanel’s “LoT” for Week Five.

Haanel wrote that matter is

Matter is powerless, passive, inert. Mind is force, energy, power. Mind shapes and controls matter. Every form which matter takes is but the expression of some preexisting thought.

The things around us — the things we see and touch and feel — are nothing until our minds takes them and plays with them and creates a use for them. The iron in the ground was but wasting there until it was discovered by Man and his mind learned — through the use of his creative imagination and experimentation — to smelt it and make use of it.

Computers were of very little use to us until many intrepid programmers came along the way and created programs the we could find useful to us. They took “inert” potential and converted it into powerful “kinetic” for all of us to use to our advantage, whether that advantage be for work or for play.

In a sense, the mind of the thinker takes nothing and makes of it something.

Thusly, we can make by use of our thoughts and the things around us what we desire. As Haanel wrote, though, “thought works no magic transformation.”

This small snippet — and what follows — flies in the face of how much of this philosophy is presented today and shows how much it has been bastardized. Does Haanel write that if we think it then it will “manifest” for us, seemingly out of the void, produced merely by the power of our thoughts?

No. He writes that “it manifests in your conduct and actions, and these in turn react upon your friends and acquaintances, and eventually upon the whole of your environment.” In other words, thought(s) lead(s) to actions that lead to the results we see and receive.

Thought is but a foreshadowing of the things to come. That is why it is important we take care of what we think. Our thoughts guide our actions and, in a way, configure us to what we will see, how we will act, what we will be.

That is why thinking — and thinking properly — is hard and difficult work.

That is why we look for the solution to our problems rather than centering on the problems themselves.

As you better yourself with this mode of thinking — as you master it! — “you can create for yourself the things you desire.”

See you next week! I wish you and yours the best of everything!

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7 comments

    • Tony says:

      Hi Fred!

      Thanks! I am glad that you enjoyed it and that it helped you. Please let me know if I can be of service to you. All the BEST!

      Have fun … Tony.

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