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Week 8: The Master Key Adventure – Release the Kracken!

 

I’ve been reading a lot of blogs this week, and it seems that that Crafty Old Blue Print has launched a major assault on our Heroes!  The first year I embarked upon my Hero’s Journey, The Great MKMMA Adventure, this was my experience of being stalked by the OBP!!!  I dedicate this to all of the heroes in my tribe, and to all those chipping away at the cement.

The Lurker

The Lurker

The Old Man, the one who is NOT part of this work, the one who refused for years to embark upon any great journey, the one who historically has been ready and willing to just give up and to use the excuse of ‘self-care’ to do so, the one addicted to stopping…..this one is the Old Blue Print.  This one is the one who settles and who is tossed about as a small ship on a wild sea. I call the old Blue Print the LURKER.  I do not believe it operates alone.  It has been watching…..patiently waiting for the opportunity to SEIZE POWER once again.  Displaced. Angry.  Unhappy.  The Lurker sits……watches for the perfect opportunity to rise up against that new creature who has been successfully invading its prized territory.

 

Last night, it saw an opening, and quickly conferred with its generals.  They all agreed. That fool Dr WHOof a woman stayed up until 3am working on a project.  She was tired.  The invading force was losing ground.  The propaganda campaign began.  Soft whisperings designed to comfort, to sooth.  “It’s OK to just go to sleep.  It’s 2:30 in the morning.  You have a long day tomorrow………SLEEEEEEEEEEEP……..SLEEEEEEEEEP.”     BUT NO!!!!  The new Blue Print, the LOOKER, delved deep into the infinite resources available to her and with joy and jubilation, read aloud her DMP and GS, then collapsed into sleep.

kraken_desktop_1112x719_hd-wallpaper-1009553The LURKER is not so easily discouraged, especially when an opening has presented itself.  The Generals continued to confer, and finally, they all agreed.  DESPARATE MEASURES WERE NEEDED.  It was time to RELEASE THE KRACKEN!!!!   The next morning, I awoke with a severe sore throat, a stuffy head, sneezing, coughing.  The whisperings grew louder, more insistent, more persistent.  “You’re sick.  Take care of yourself.  Stay in bed and rest and get well. It’s just one day……..”

 

BUT NO!!!  The New Blue Print, the one I call The LOOKER [she is always seeking, looking, and she looks and feels GREAT!]  delved deep into the MKMMA tools….what will help?   What will work?

Charles Haanel states “This knowledge can be gained only by making practical application of this information. We learn by doing. Through practice, the athlete becomes powerful.”

So, yesterday, in spite of razors cutting my throat from the inside-out, sneezing, sniffing, coughing, pounding pain throughout my head, I succeeded in winning the three short races of the MKMMA Marathon.  At day’s end, in spite of the body feeling like death warmed over, my Spirit experienced authentic power to determine my life, to set its course, to fulfill my purpose and destiny…….all because I persevered.

It matters not how oft you fall, when you get up, and heed the call, Your Victory is assured.

 

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Week Two: The Master Key Experience – Gatekeeper or Monkey Mind?

 

What you think you become You are what you eat. How many times have we heard it, thought it, and said it?  The body perfectly expresses the truth of this statement. What about the mind? You are what you THINK!  This is equally true and this eternal truth is expressed in many traditions.

The Bible: “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.” [Proverbs 4:23]

The Buddha: “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.’ 

Emerson: “You become what you think about all day long.”

Pretty powerful stuff!  No wonder we focus on self-mastery in both body and mind in the Monkey MindMaster Key Experience.  In Week 1, our assignment was to sit perfectly still for 15 minutes.  This week, Week 2, our assignment is to sit perfectly still for 15 minutes with no thought.  I achieve a series of moments of mindlessness daily. The Monkey Mind rules, however!  The Monkey Mind is the mind of distractions. The Monkey Mind fills my time of repose and focus with ‘To Do’ lists, mini-rants, questions, curiosities about the sounds I hear outside…….and on and on and on.  It is a humbling demonstration of the importance of training the mind, for if my life is shaped by my thoughts, it is beneficial to be the one consciously directing those thoughts.

 

tame the monkey mindAnd consciously directing thoughts is the job of the Objective mind. If we are to create our life through our thoughts, then we must be in control of the thoughts that enter into our consciousness. Haanel tells us “Not only can it impress other minds, but it can direct the subconscious mind. In this way the conscious mind becomes the responsible ruler and guardian of the subconscious mind. It is this high function which can completely reverse conditions in your life.”

Mastering the Seven Laws of Mind empowers us to become the master of our lives, the Gatekeeper who directs and instructs the sub-conscious mind such that the life of the desires of our hearts becomes our daily experience.

Stay tuned. This adventure only gets more interesting!

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Week One: Master Key Experience – The One-Two Power Punch!

 

first_say_to-57090The courageous heroes who embarked upon their Hero’s Journey into their Greatness were given an assignment this week: Write the rough draft of your Definite Major Purpose.  It’s the declaration of your Dharma, your passion and purpose. It’s the answer to the question, “What do I want?”

So what differentiates those who ask this question, and live lives of quiet desperation, and those who ask this question, and live lives joyfully expressing their unique gifts as they powerfully impact their communities and the world?

The One-Two Power Punch!  Thought and Habit.

Before we establish a habit, we must think!  In 1.4, Haanel declares  “…we must ‘be’ 6fqeq9before we can ‘do’, and we can ‘do’ only to the extent which we ‘are’, and what we ‘are’ depends upon what we ‘think’.”

Thought is the beginning point of everything in all of creation. Thought starts a concept down the path to manifestation.

But thought is not enough.  We’ve got to follow that first strike against mediocrity with the second strike which the Wizard of Og defines as the foundation to all success:  Habit.  In Scroll One, he declares “In Truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.”  Therefore, a key to success is to “form good habits and become their slave.”  We strengthen and refine our habit muscle by driving bad habits from our lives and replacing them with habits that bring us closer to success.  Of course, in order to know which habits must go, and which habits are to replace those that go, we must, first, think.

Mastering the One-Two Power Punch builds a solid foundation upon which we build the life that arises from listening to the song of our hearts.

What do I want?

Listen to your heartFor almost everyone in the Master Keys, this is the first time they have dedicated themselves to figuring this out.  Two years ago, I wrote my first DMP.  It is a living document. I worked on it again this week. As a Master Guide, I am privileged to do the sacred work of serving men and women in their journey to their hearts, in their daring act of defining exactly what they want. I am in awe. Each has earned their wings, like eaglets perched on the edge of the nest, high above the canyon, and leaping off the edge, allowing the air to carry them to heights unimaginable to ducks.

“What Do I Want?”

Train for the game. Master the One-Two Power Punch. Skills matter.

So, Hats Off to all the heroes training their dragons and slaying the lies which have kept them small. This is your time! Rejoice that you are moving into your magnificence.  It’s an honor to accompany you.

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Week CW12: The Great MKMMA Adventure: Becoming Samurai Sam   

 
Observation includes Comparison, one petal, one flower, to another.

Observation includes Comparison, one petal, one flower, to another.

I just read a wonderful blog by James Clear which beautifully illustrates the power of observation.  I relished the truth of what he shared, and my heart overflowed with gratitude for MKMMA. Self-Mastery includes mastery of the way of Observation, and forsaking the way of Opinion. I recalled scenes from The Last Samurai wherein Katsumoto, informs Col. Algren that “The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.” Can you observe at that level?  If you could, how would it serve you?

Another critical skill mastered in the Master Keys is the identification of your DMP, your Definite Major Purpose. Not only do you identify it, but you are taught the skills to create it, to bring it into your reality as the life you live.

Courage - Doing the next Right Thing just because it is the right thing to do.

Courage – Doing the next Right Thing just because it is the right thing to do.

What drives you?  What is it that could cause you to LEAP out of bed each day with ENTHUSIASM, eager to get going? Samurai live the Bushido Code, two characteristics of which are Courage and Justice.

Are you doing Justice to your life purpose, to the desires of your heart? Do you have the Courage to do so?

The Master Keys is your Hero’s Journey. When you answer the Herald’s Call, you say “YES” to

being the Hero of your life, to becoming a Samurai. At that place and time, you are filled with promise and possibility. We, like Katsumoto, are, in essence, asking you,Destiny do  “You believe a man can change his destiny?”, and like Algren, your inner most heart whispers back “I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.”……and then you wonder, will the Master Keys reveal mine?

In the Master Keys, you develop new habits, the habits of living a successful life. Algren describes the Samurai’s daily habits, saying       “They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline.”

Discipline, in this context, means focusing on what matters, on what makes a difference in your life. Distractions Not Allowed!

As a Master Guide, I am a Samurai, for the meaning of the word Samurai is “to serve”.  Everyone connected with the MKMMA Experience is there for one purpose, and that is to serve each member as they boldly step into their greatness.

The Secrets to your Success are within you. It is our work to frame your experience in such a way that you discover your magnificence, refine it, and express it.  As Dr. Seuss would say, “Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

In the Master Keys, you are privileged to meet your new best forever friend….YOU!!  The You God created you to be. Of course, we get to meet you as well, and to celebrate the emergence of you.

You can get a head start on the 2015 Cohort and change your life in 7 Days when you leave your name and email below. I’ll make sure you are at the front of the line for the Samurai Pay-It-Forward Scholarships being awarded!

It’s Your Hero’s Journey, the Only Journey worth Taking…and the only Story worth Telling.

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Week CW 10: The Great MKMMA Adventure – 7 Celebrations

 

nov28blakequote2 I reflected on the last 18 months of my life today during my Sit, and even with KNOWING the self-discovery and transformation that results from traversing the Hero’s Journey of the Master Keys Experience, I was astonished. These are my 7 Celebrations:

  1. Self-Acceptance: This is the foundation of all love and faith, for if you cannot love and accept yourself as you are, you can never become the person you were meant to be.  Applying and practicing the tools and skills of the MKMMA laid the foundation for the success I am experiencing in every area of my life.
  2. Mindfulness – Awareness of the NOW: I truly see sweetness and beauty all around me in every circumstance. I pause often, noticing nature, kindnesses, smiles, and complements, and I practice random acts of kindness throughout the day for the mere joy of it.
  3. Gratitude as Cause: I choose to be grateful for everything.  All that life brings me is a gift.  Being grateful creates a spiral of giving and receiving, generating a wellspring of Happiness.  Being grateful for those who are in my life causes a deeper appreciation of them, and more harmonious relationships.
  1. Happiness as a Lifestyle: I choose Happy. It’s good for my health.  A man called our practice the other day to make an appointment for his son. He said he already knows me. I’m the happy woman who is smiling every time he sees me and who always has a kind word for those I meet.
  2. Courage: Every day I read these statements:
    The Master Keys is a Heart Healing Journey, unleashing your magnificence.

    The Master Keys is a Heart Healing Journey, unleashing your magnificence.n

    1. “I have the knowledge of my power, the courage to dare, and the faith to do.”
    2. “I act now. Only applied knowledge is power.”
      As a result of building these causative thoughts deep within my consciousness, I have accomplished what I could not believe possible 18 months ago. I am a Certified Instructor of the Level One Pranic Healing Workshop, and I have a busy Pranic Healing practice.  I host meditation nights weekly, and travel throughout Georgia and North Carolina presenting Introductory Talks on Pranic Healing.  I’ve had the knowledge for years. As a result of the Master keys Experience, I have applied that knowledge and am harvesting the rewards as well as sowing for future harvests.
  3. Self-Expression: As a result of the Master Keys, I have found my voice.  As a Certified Master Guide in the Master Keys, I help many others find their voice, and learn the skills and tools to live into their innate magnificence.  My Self-Expression is the driving force of the giving and receiving of living life vibrantly alive, and of being a beacon for others who also wish that for themselves.
  4. Future-Orientation: Through living each day as if it is my last, and cherishing every moment, I see that my future holds infinite possibility, and that I am at cause in bringing into my world the desires of my heart.
Do you want to Create Your Future?

Do you want to Create Your Future?

 If you’d like to Celebrate these things, and more, in your life, leave your name and email below. The next class starts in September, 2015. There are Pay-It-Forward Scholarships waiting!  You’ll also get a head start in the 7 Day Mental Diet, which is your gift for subscribing.  You can truly change your life in 7 Days.

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