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Week 17: The Master Key Experience – Fool’s Gold or Gold?

 

Fools Gold or GoldAre you filling your life with Fool’s Gold or Gold? Both Fool’s Gold and Gold are shiny and bright.  Both are beautiful, catching the eye and quickening the spirit. Both have caused men to sacrifice all that they have in order to attain them. Both cause men to mine the deepest parts of their hearts and lives. Both have caused murder and mayhem, laying waste to entire cities. One serves you, and all of creation.

The other serves only itself.

I can hear you already. What!?! Everyone can recognize the difference between Fool’s Gold and Gold!  Are you crazy? Murder? Laying waste entire cities?  Did you drink the Kool-Aid?

If I were really talking about the minerals, those questions would be reasonable. When you are on the Hero’s Journey, the journey to the center of your heart and soul, being able to discern between ‘fool’s gold’ and ‘gold’ defines your very life.

What is it you love?

Power?

Or the value you can bring to the world as an effect of being powerful?

Status?

Or the impact you create as an effect of being influential?

Position?

Or the ability to be a part of transforming entire systems as an effect of embodying authentic authority?

Wealth?

Or being an economic powerhouse as an effect of using the energy of money to create income streams for countless others?

Fame and Glory?

Or the respect you have earned as an effect of bringing value to the world through your life’s purpose and passion?

Fool’s Gold cannot satisfy your soul. Symbols of truth are very different from living the truth of your destiny. You and you alone, have the power to choose which you bring into your life. 

Which do you choose?

I chose Fool’s Gold for a long time, squandering over 30 years of my life leaning behind_the_mask_by_violins_and_violence-d3cnftxmy ‘success ladder’ against the wrong wall, following what others said was important. It might have been important to them, but it was not important to me.  Fool’s gold could not satisfy the longings of my heart. Depression, sadness, and listlessness are its fruit.

I choose Gold. It’s really so much easier than you think. Make a list of all the things you do each day. Make a list of all that brings you joy. Compare the lists. Adjust accordingly.  Peace, Joy, and Happiness are its fruit.

 

The MasterKey Experience creates the space for you to give yourself permission to discover your life purpose and passion, and to live into your greatness.  It gave me permission to sing a new song, and taught me to dance to the joy welling up from my heart.

It can do that for you.

I hope you dance.

 

 

 

 

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Week 16: The Master Key Experience – We Will, We Will RAK YOU!!!

 

the-ripples-are-getting-bigIt was Kindness Week in the Master Key Experience. Everyone in the course focused on kindness, on seeing it in others, and in performing RAKs [Random Acts of Kindness] ourselves each and every day.

The joyful part of this week is that it is a tangible demonstration of the Law of Growth:  “Whatever you think about grows. What you forget atrophies.”  By the end of the week, I saw kindness EVERYWHERE, and in EVERYONE I met.

The beautiful part of this week is that each RAK creates a Ripple Effect.  Loving-kindness generates loving kindness, and an upward spiral of kindness, gratitude, happiness, and love rises to the heavens.  It spreads outward into countless lives.  I wonder just how many lives were touched by the over 7000 Random Acts of Kindness which we, collectively, gave to the world?

What did we receive?  An abundance of laughter, love, gratitude, and peace.

 

Please leave a comment below, and share how you experience kindness in your life today.  Then Share!  Create your Own Ripple in the Ocean of Love in which we all live.

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Week 15: The Master Key Experience – A Matter of the Heart

 

SacrificeSacrifice was once defined to me as that which you give up today because you do not need it at the next level.  In other words, it is that which is stopping you.

In the Bible, we see this in the Parable of the Young, Rich Man.  Jesus tells him to go and sell everything he owns and to follow him.  The rich man cannot do this.  Was Jesus asking too much?  After all, who in their right mind would exchange wealth for poverty?

But it was not riches that stopped the young man. It was his attachment to and his love of  wealth and privilege that stopped him.  Jesus saw what was stopping the young man, and asked him to sacrifice it.

It was a matter of the heart.

Haanel says it eloquently:  “We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have.” [15.5]

The conditions in my life today are the effects of my past choices, which were born out of my thinking.  Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.

It is always a matter of the heart.

In looking at the present conditions in my life with which I am displeased, I must ask myself, “What is it that I am tenaciously clinging to that keeps these conditions in my life?”

I have been struggling with my health and well-being. I’ve simply been tired all the time. Lack of vitality sucks the joy out of you. What am I tenaciously clinging to that is sucking the joy out of me?

In the last 6 months, moving the business, and then our home, and expanding the practice in the midst of flooding basements and audits resulted in both John and I collapsing over what was supposed to have been our Christmas Holiday.

What am I tenaciously clinging to?

A sense of urgency for the unimportant.  I’ve become The White Rabbit ever running down the White RabbitRabbit Hole managing THINGS instead of priorities.  In other words, I surrendered the Compass for the Clock.  This did not happen overnight, but started slowly, and gained momentum and intensity. I am here to tell you, Intensity is a poor imitation of ENTHUSIASM!!!  Hahahahaha!  And Enthusiasm is my hallmark energetic expression.  I was still able to BE it, but it had become an effort instead of effortless.

 

I am so thankful to see this!!!!  The Clock is a slave driver; the Compass, a life giver.  I am lighter and happier knowing that the habits developed and entrained over the Master Key Experience are my Compass Restoration tools, and I am implementing them.  It’s my own “The Force Awakens” experience.

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It’s a matter of the heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 14: The Master Key Experience – Harmony

 

harmonyI love this week’s meditation. Harmony….. Focus…. Until EVERY aspect of your being is in harmony.

Another word for this experience in me is bliss, which takes us straight into the heart of the Hero’s Journey. Joseph Campbell said to follow your bliss.  This is the soul of the Hero’s Journey, of the Master Key Experience, for isn’t living our Definite Major Purpose, daring to live into our magnificence, and giving up the live we have so that we can have the life that is waiting for us, the life we are destined for….. isn’t this the manner in which our lives express harmony?  Isn’t it Harmony we experience when everything flows effortlessly?  Isn’t it Harmony we experience when our hearts explode with love for all creation?  Isn’t it Harmony we experience when our souls come alive with purpose and passion?

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For me, the answer is yes.

As I say farewell to 2015 and joyously look forward to 2016, I know, in the very core of my being, that every day is destined to be a day of following my bliss, of living in Harmony with who I was created to be, of expressing that unique aspect of God the He envisioned when I was conceived.

Harmony.  It’s yours for the choosing.

May you ever live harmoniously with yourself and all creation.

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Week 13: The Master Key Experience – The HABITuator!

 

Habituator 2Meet The Habituator! 

When THREATS are Near, the HABITUATOR APPEARS!!!!

 

free-superhero-clipart-aTqe8j6pcFaster than a speeding Thought!

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More Powerful than Complacency!

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Able to Smack Down the Old Blue Print with a Single SWAT!!

 

This embodiment of Power & Authority did not start out this way!  In Fact, She Looked more like THIS!!!  Solidly in the BASICS – Facebook, Twitter, The Alliances, Blogging, Webbies, Paying it Forward…… PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE with the PROGRESSIONS and PROCESS, and Perfectly Positioned to Quit!

416807-b4 the weight was lostMore like one of The Incredibles!  Powerful beyond measure until seduced by complacency   arising out of success!  Choosing to lay aside his Greatness, his Super Powers, as all the Evil Villains, especially the Old Blue Print, were VANQUISHED!!

What forces cause you to lay aside your super powers?  Your Work?  Your Day Job?  Your Family and Friends?  The Business of Life, especially during the Holidays?

 What are those things, REALLY?

All those EXTERNALS pressing into our hearts from the outside are really the Weapons of the Old Blue Print, slyly whispering into your heart that you’ve done GREAT!! You can just relax…take a day off….. ‘Yes… sadly, it’s true….Success can lay the foundation for future failure, for refusing the Call to Your GREATNESS, for Refusing the Herald’s Call.

For me, Denying my Truth would mean Spiritual Suicide

The HabituatorSo I THANK GOD for The HABITuator!!!!  His Persistent Pursuit of His Passion and Purpose Perpetuates Perfection!!!  Instead of resting on Yesterday’s Laurels or Allowing “Life” to be a distraction, The HABITuator presses forward, honing the tools of Self-Mastery, ENTHUSIASTICALLY moving toward his Magnificence!!!!

 

So just what does all this have to do with how I have kept The Master Keys alive and vibrant in my life?

Everything.

I often tell people ‘It’s my job to keep myself amused.”

How can I keep the Sit, the Cards, my DMP, the 7-Day Mental Diet, Masterminding with others in the course, mixing it up to create a new, more effective combination SO THAT I keep this fresh, creating an environment for digging deeper, soaring higher, and discovering deeper truths to guide and direct my path?

Fidelity to the exercises.  Fidelity to the details.  Everything in this work is here for a reason. shapesEven if I don’t understand it, I understand the results I see from doing it.

 

Think about that.

 

What if your life, or the life of someone you love, depended upon your precision and persistence, upon your understanding, upon you doing everything you know to do to make ‘IT’ work, to cause all the pieces to come together?

 

Sometimes in life, that is exactly what happens!  If you were a part of an expedition to climb Mt. Everest, your life would , literally, be in the hands of the Sherpas who (1) know the conditions; (2) insure that every Provision needed is supplied; and (3) are masters of their trade, able to adapt to changing conditions in the blink of an eye.  In other words, their HABITS become the actions that create the environment for you, the man or woman preparing the ascent, to be able to succeed.

Another way of looking at it is that The Habituator is like unto everything that you are doing in the Master Keys to reap the rewards of the progressions created for you…. It’s SUBBY FOOD!!!!  And since both the mind and the body need to be nourished daily, you daily get to choose what enters therein.

landscapes-volcanoes-the-lord-of-the-rings-mordor-mount-doom-HD-WallpapersIt’s your Hero’s Journey to your Greatness. 

It’s the mountain that you must ascend

in order to become all that you are created to be.

That’s how it’s been for me.

And I have to tell you, living as “the Habituator” is not always easy, but it is fascinatingly effortless!!!! This November, my husband and I moved our home….this was 3 months after moving our business!  Two moves in 4 months.  No internet at our home for 5 weeks. Long hours. Audits. Mental Health Crises lasting weeks in three of the families we serve. Our daylight basement flooding through the foundation from torrential rains early in December.

It would have been EASY to ‘relax’, to cut myself some slack….to skip some of the work.  I could not do so, and look at that Gal in the Glass, and know that in that day, I gave my life my best.

The few moments spent each day on this new habit is a small price to pay for the happiness and success that is mine.

It’s a small price to pay for the Happiness and Success that is your reward for your faithfulness to continuing to answer the Herald’s Call, the call to your Greatness.

So, it’s up to you.

Habituator 3In the time ahead, you can choose to be like one of The Incredibles, or like “The Habituator!!  The fork in the road lies before you.

Choose Wisely. Choose Well!

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