Order of Essenes: Book 9 [Live with Intent – Your Mind and Life are Woven Like a Quilt]

The subconscious mind is powerful. By some estimates, it manages 95%+ of your moment-to-moment activities.

But a cool lesson in Order of Essense: Book 9 is the idea that your conscious mind is the guide of your subconscious mind.

Your subconscious extends to the farthest reaches of your microcosm – each cell –> atom is a miniature version of you.

Each and every thought has the potential for far-reaching effects, guiding those moment-to-moment activities.

Live with intent, and you create your Life.

Order of Essense: Book Nine

The never-changing laws of nature are operative.

The ancient fact of life remains, that purposeful people, who know what they want, and intend to get it, somehow, sometime, always have a considerable edge over casual, contemplative people who rather like the world in general, and would be mildly pleased to have life drop something nice in their lap someday.

Thought Gems  💎

We all see what we look for.

When you think a thought, you never can tell how far its intent may reach.

Subconscious

You can plant, or permit to be planted, in the subconscious a thought, idea, plan, vision, impression, or feeling, and it grows just as though you planted a seed in a garden, or inserted a bud.

Autosuggestion

You can plant the seed that is called autosuggestion. You, the conscious you, just talk to or command or hold in mind as a good idea the thought, with insistence that it must have your attention or must be remembered, or must have an answer.

If someone gives you an idea by statement, command, suggestion, or if you get it from a newspaper, book, or even the impression from the acts and manners of another, and the idea or impression is acceptable to your conscious mind and you are moved or swayed by them—if they make a favorable imprint, they are suggestions.

So your subconscious can be reached by suggestion or autosuggestion, and will respond, sprout the seed, or nourish the bud.

Every action and movement of your internal organism – except some chemical changes – is effected by your will, manifesting on the subconscious plane.

All life action is mind action – mostly subconscious mind action. Life and mind are not for one instant separated.

By no physical law/theory, or mechanistic theory, can the marvelous life processes be explained.

Power of mind over matter…

The true condition is “mind over mind” – the conscious over the subconscious.

The condition may be readily demonstrated and manifested by you or by anyone willing to take the pains and make the effort.

There is no doubt the conscious mind positively influences the subconscious – the regulator of life processes.

Here is a tremendously important and vital fact: Each atom of your body, each cell, each drop of your blood, contains the life principle and each is you in miniature! Each contains the subconscious mind!

All life action is mind-action. Life and mind are not for one instant separated.

Thought Gems 💎

We may all possess wisdom if we are willing to be persuaded that the experience of others is as useful as our own,

Vitamins, minerals, diet… (see full book for details)

PS – I like the metaphor of Quilt in the title. There are a lot of quilts in our life – variables that layer upon each other. Mind and Life are, perhaps, the meta-Quilt.

Not implicitly connected here, but if you want to go down a health rabbit hole, check out the Quilt explained by Dr. Jack Kruse.

 

Order of Essenes: Book Eight [Use Your Subconscious Mind, Smile, & Practice the Law of Giving]

Order of Essense: Book Eight continues to discuss the power of thought, but also digs into the subconscious mind, reinforces the law of giving to get, and shares instructions to smile – starting now, where you are.

Book 8 definitely packs a punch – similar to all of the Books that have preceded it.

As with all of the Books, there is benefit to reading and rereading – gems are hidden in the details and built upon habits overtime. But I predict your first read will offer improvements that can change your world TODAY.

Enjoy…

Order of Essenes: Book 8

Your life is an individual process.

You can and will succeed in all your efforts, and your heart longings will become realities if you but observe the natural laws.

There is one law that you must learn – the law of giving, that you may get.

The master tool with which great men work in this world is intellect, and when properly contacting the infinite, there is no limiting factor.

The individual determines his own position in life, according to the amount of intelligent effort exerted.

It is for this reason that men will never be equal because there are those — the majority — who will not work to acquire this inner power.

Thought Gems 💎

  • Activity is the great law of life and growth. Inactivity is the forerunner of decrepitude and senility.
  • There is creative power in the spoken word. We must be careful how we use it or we shall be creating more ill than good. Your words may bring good or evil to you.
  • When we know the truth and act upon it, life answers our imperative call, life becomes what we wish to make it.
  • Realize that thought is creative, and use it to create contentment.
  • Trouble does not beget itself. It is born of thought. It is nourished by the troubled quality of the thoughts we allow to creep into the mind. It stays only so long as we continue to nourish it.
  • Each has himself as a laboratory and subject for experimenting.

Subconscious

it is on these hidden planes that the major portion of our mental work is performed. It is here that the most important of our mental processes take place.

Your past study, experience, and observations constitute the knowledge you possess. You have ideas, plans, purposes, ideals, and longings. You are perfectly aware that you possess these. At this moment you have but an infinitesimal part of these “in mind.” In other words, you have but one or two things in the field of your ordinary consciousness

They are on a plane beyond or below the field of ordinary consciousness. At will, you can turn your attention in the direction of these things, and instantly they proceed to come to the plane of your ordinary consciousness.

The subconscious presides over and directs the activities of each individual cell of your body.

It governs the vital processes.

In addition, the subconscious mind supervises those actions that are called instinctive or habitual. Again, your emotions are generated in the subconscious mind and are passed up to the conscious mind.

A great amount of creative thinking is done by the subconscious.

As you contact the subconscious, knowingly and confidently give it the tasks of reasoning and judging. You will not only relieve the mental strain incident to conscious action, but as you will begin to manifest faith that the decisions and judgments are from the omniscient. By acting in accord with such judgments and decisions, you will progress as you have never progressed before.

You will feel relaxed with the subconscious in control.

There is a unity between the conscious and the subconscious. The subconscious accepts, without question, what the conscious gives it. The conscious mind is the door to the subconscious for its facts gathered by the physical senses, and it knows the answer to the problem submitted based on the premises given it.

If mental processes can be so destructive in such a short period of time, that they could be equally constructive in the same time under proper inspiration, and with constructive mental pictures, lived with equal vividness.

The more reasonable and scientific way is by the substitution of positive thoughts, acquiring new interests, setting new goals and ideals, taking on new activities, habits, friends, attitudes or mental processess.

As you progress, you will learn that life is made up of simples.

Instructions – Smile
When you get up in the morning and are dressed and ready to leave your room, look at yourself in a mirror, and then put on a smile – not a smirk, but a real smile. One that comes from the heart; one denoting gladness and happiness.

Smiles are the only potentials known that move things whether they intend to move or not.

Whomever you meet during the day, smile.

Start right at home.

Smile and the world smiles with you, weep and you weep alone.

The world is a mirror.

Joy and gladness, and the habit of good cheer, are creative and positive forces, and are tremendously uplifting and stimulating.

It is just human nature to love charming traits and agreeable qualities in people.

It is all based on the law that as you give, so shall you receive.

Thought Gems 💎

  • When one labors long, endures much, working toward a goal, and finally arrives, there is an intense appreciation of the rewards. Had they come without effort, they would be valued but little.
  • Your dominant thinking is the set of plans and specifications you prepare, and your life will be in accord with these plans and specifications. Your present situation is the payoff by the universal, as you planned and specified.
  • It is as though nature conducted a bank—with health, wealth, and happiness on deposit. To draw on this storehouse is positively and simply a matter of attunement of your consciousness. That means you must make your dominant thinking an architectural pattern, according to your desire-health, wealth, or happiness.
  • There is a universal power or principle which permeates the entire universe and we are immersed in it, just as much in one place as another, and it is our thoughts that attract it or repel it.

Order of Essenes: Book Six [Your Thoughts are More Powerful Than You Realize]

Order of Essenes: Book 6 is short, but powerful.

Our thoughts, and the mind that works with those thoughts, offer much more power than we realize.

Opening ourselves to this power from moment to moment gives us a deeper appreciation for our journey and builds the framework of a great life built on consistent habits and thoughts.

Take control of your thoughts and take control of your life…

Order of Essense Book 6: Notes

All mental states are followed by some bodily activity of some sort. They lead to inconspicuous changes in breathing, circulation, general muscular tension, and glandular or other viscereal activity, even if they do not lead to conspicuous movements of the muscles of voluntary life. All states of mind, even mere thoughts and feelings are motor in their consequences.

Thought Gems 💎

Hate, envy, suspicion, fear and worry and the ugly things of life disappear when snowed under by courage, faith, friendliness, love and confidence.

When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long.

Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

Understand that the mind as commonly understood, is an instrument much like a trolley pole, or third rail contact, that can reach inwardly and outwardly and tap powers and resources undreamed of by the mill run of people – this is the beginning and basis of real advancement.

The great intelligence is revealed through nature.

Pettiness is always the soul’s corruptor.

Every thought you let yourself think, every emotion you permit yourself to enjoy leaves its mark and helps either to make you insufficient for life or to give you some greater sufficiency. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

Let a man make it his habit to refuse pettiness day by day and to choose robustly, and he can little by little develop a soul which shall, at last, become equal to anything!

It is given to the world to learn one great and divine lesson—the lesson of absolute unselfishness.

This too shall pass.

Worry—is weakness. You will always find a streak of selfishness behind every worry.

In the end you find that trials, difficulties and misfortunes have taught lessons–strengthened the human fibre, sharpened the tools used in life’s battles, and that all things work for good in the end, for it is the law that the life principles are ever working for perfection.

The only fundamental way to change things is to change your consciousness.

You cannot cheat nature – it is the law that you must and always will attain the condition that belongs to your consciousness.

THOUGHT GEMS 💎

If you don’t know where you are going, you are lost before you start.

The fellow who falls down on the job will be back on his feet a lot quicker than the one who lies down on it.

The way to judge your ideals and methods is to look around and see how far they have brought you,–and work.

Some folks get all the life kicked out of them trying to get a kick out of life.

Dude’s Handcrafted Tree House – A Fortress of the Mind

Yesterday, we visited Nina & Rex – aka Mrs. Dude’s parental units. After adding the finishing touches, Rex surprised the kiddos by rolling this beauty out to the water…

As we admired Rex’s fine craftsmanship, Granny reminisced about when Pop – aka Mrs. Dude’s Grandfather – built the original Summer Slide…the inspiration for Rex’s new slide.

Granny recalled how proud Pop was of the plastic and wooden structure. And how he HAD to roll it out to the water as soon as it was complete. Even though it was dark. How Pop would stand back and admire the slide. As if it was the finest piece of craftsmanship he ever laid eyes on.

We admired Rex’s slide in a similar fashion.

There’s something great about building things with your hands. And then admiring what you’ve done.

I was happy to hear I’m part of a lineage of men (stretching back to the dawn of time?) who take the time to admire a job well done.

Because I’ve been admiring this beauty for a couple weeks now…

While Mrs. Dude was flying across the country to photograph Top Gun pilots, I was recruiting my 65 year old dad to lift heavy lumber. And surprise the fam with a tree house.

We crafted the platform in a few hours, and over the last couple weeks I’ve added the extras.

  • Rope ladder
  • Slide – slide’s are expensive, get the Home Depot or Lowe’s version
  • Firemen’s pole – 10 foot electrical conduit from Lowe’s…sweet!
  • Cargo net – Military surplus cargo net for trucks…way cheaper than rope versions and has tie-downs that can go around the tree.

It is pretty much as I envisioned it. Which is to say that like Pop’s slide, this could be the most impressive structure I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Long live handcrafted awesomeness. Even if the mental version is slightly more grandiose than the real thing.