Category Archives: Curiosity

Week 7: The Master Key Experience Is for the BIRDS!

 

When we allow externals to influence us, to drive our lives, we crack. Living at effect instead of living at cause equals death. The body might hang around for decades, but the soul will have been buried deeply by The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda, and Captain Hindsight!!!!

A life of quiet despair …..unless……until……a knawing hunger for that something more, that calling long ignored, that desire to be a part of something bigger than ourselves…..and lo and behold, we find ourselves embarking upon The Hero’s Journey. The Privilege of a LifetimeFirst Discovery:  Just who the heck are we?  Where am I going?  Where do I want to go?  Who do I want to take with me?  Why do I want to do this?  It’s too late for me….too late….but no.

The Soul fights for life, whispering that YOU are the gift….that your life is the only gift you give, and to live, you must give it.  To give it, you must live it.  But how? If there is enough love left in us to answer that call, we are compelled by an inner pressure that drives us toward life, towards living, and we embark upon the adventure of a lifetime.

If we are blessed and highly favored, we quickly find mentors and guides to assist us in our journey!  Those of us on the Great MKMMA Adventure have such guides in Mark and the Fabulous Davene, not to mention the rest of their team who dedicate themselves to drawing out of us the light we have so carefully hidden under a basket.

Can’t you just hear them talking two months ago?

decorah eagles1Mark J: ” Whaddaya think, Davene?  Will this chick ever fly?  I’d hate to see her become a Condor Cookie, but if we can’t eagles and chickspush her out of the nest, that’s what she’s destined to be!”

Davene:  “She’ll fly!  She’ll Fly!  With support, love, and training, those new peptides and pathways will overcome all that resistance we’re seeing.  Let’s give her the scholarship.  You know, that last itty bitty baby eaglegroup looked a little shaky as well, but they totally astounded us! Maybe this one will as well!”

Mark J:  “Yeah, you’re absolutely right!  That’s why I call you The FABULOUS Davene!  You’ve got enough love in you to hatch 3000 of these eaglets!”

And so I began the hard mental work of learning to THINK: Discipline. Habit. Love. Forgiveness. Concentration. Visualization.   Becoming an architect of words. Emulating Tesla’s great ability to conceive, construct, modify, improve, and perfect in the MIND before bringing it into the physical realm….Defining who I am.  Defining what I want. Giving myself permission to even WANT something!  Defining where I want to go.  The Old Blue Print has been Kicking and Screaming the entire way…….I simply say “Thank you for sharing.” and continue the Journey.

tweet flockFirst, I mistook a flock of blue birds as an invading army, then quickly realized that they were tweeting on over to the Eagle’s Nest to celebrate my arrival and the arrival of this entire cohort of Heroic Adventurers! They wanted to announce us to the world!   Inside, I whined., bitched, moaned, and complained. I had so successfully idealized isolation that the entire concept ofoldcatTWEETING was simply beneath my dignity!  Cats eat birds, after all.  Who wants to actually BE dinner!  What!!! It’s a REQUIREMENT?  OK. I’ll do it!

Face Book?  WHAT!!!  The Gateway to All Things EVIL in Cyberspace?  You’ve GOT to be KIDDING!   WHAT!!!  It’s a REQUIREMENT?  OK. I’ll do it!!  I am still unsuccessful at uploading contacts…….need a baby bird to come along and give me a hand with that!Big Bird

Then there was BLOG BIRD!  What the heck is a blog, anyway!  Why do I want to even READ one, let alone WRITE one. WHAT!! It’s a REQUIREMENT?  OK.  I’ll do it!!

LORDIE!!!  I thought I was learning to be an EAGLE!!!  THAT Thing looks like it’s mama bird kicked it out of the nest for being just tooo STRANGE!!!

[Oh……that was the OPINIONATOR again……    not much love in HIS World!!!!  YIKES!!!]

No One Succeeds Without a MASTERMIND!!!  MAJOR CONFRONTATION TIME!!!!  In my wonderfully English baby eagle master mindbaby eagle master mind-German-Irish Family, you either figured it out on your own, or your died trying.  Just might have something to do with arriving at this juncture at 61 instead of 21.  ALAS.  ENGAGE THE WORLD???

WHAT!!!! It’s a REQUIREMENT!!  OK!!!  I’ll do it!  And the Mastermind Alliance has been a source of wonderful encouragement, fun, joy, laughter, engagement, interaction, and adventure, and has made the journey lighter.

HMMMMMMMM. There must be a method to their madness!

Then came The Return of the READING BIRD!!! Movie Posters!  Shapes! Functional Book Marks! Recordings! Writing. READReading Cards. Reading The Master Keys. Reading The Greatest Salesman. Reading The Seven Laws of Mind. Reading Emerson. Reading The Law of Giving. Reading The Gal in the Glass.  Good thing I LOVE reading!!! phoenix_lgWHAT!!  I get to DO WHAT I LOVE!!!  Hmmmmmmm. Could part of the method of their madness be connecting actions to passion and purpose….the NEW BLUE PRINT RISES like a Phoenix from the Ashes!  THINKING mixed with FEELING leads to BELIEFS which result in ACTIONS which bring about RESULTS…and DIFFERENT RESULTS than would otherwise have been possible!   OH YEAH!!!!! They TOLD us about that at the very beginning!  I just didn’t have a frame for the reality of it until now.

Wonder what Mark J and The Fabulous Davene are saying now……….

Mark J:  “Well, Davene, look at how these baby birds have grown!  They are AMAZING!!!  Think it’s time to teach them to visualizing eagledomfly?”

Davene: “OH YES!!!  Spreading their wings and taking flight is the first step towards SOARING!!!  They’ve GOT TO FLY!  Let’s give them the Pre-Flight Pep Talk!”

Mark J:  “GREAT!  That’ll be the Week Seven Webinar….of course, if they don’t jump, we’ll have to push them outta the nest.”

life_is_a_promise_-_fulfill_itDavene: “Funny how that seems to work, Mark. The ones we have to push end up being the strongest. They soar the highest, fly the farthest.  Sorta makes me hope we have to push them all!”

Mark J: ” I just love these guys!”

Davene: “Yea.  So do I.  Let’s go see who’s ready to SOAR!”

Share Button

Week C2: The Great MKMMA Adventure – The 7 Habits of Happiness

 
Steven and Jane Hawking: Hollywood and History

Steven and Jane Hawking: Hollywood and History

I don’t often recommend movies, but I cannot recommend this movie enough. This story is truly a modern day Hero’s Journey: The Theory of Everything.  It is the story of Jane and Steven Hawking, one of the greatest physicists in history. Their triumphant lives exemplify living into happiness, regardless of what ‘life’ throws at you.  When you watch The Theory of Everything, you will see the 7 Habits of Happiness thoroughly lived.

 

1.  Curiosity – Live Life asking the question, “What else can this mean?” The world unfolds before each of us moment by moment, revealing astonishing secrets to those with eyes to see. Those with eyes to see, ask.

2.  Present Orientation – Living each day as if it is your last – Mindfulness.  Know when to disconnect so that you can connect, heart to heart, mind to mind, soul to soul.  Be present to the wonder of all that transpires, and, be thankful for it all.

3.  Resilience – Probably the single most important characteristic in overcoming what appears to be adversity is the ability to bounce back.  Knowing that ‘this’, whatever ‘this’ is, is only temporary gives strength and courage. Live knowing that ‘This too shall pass’.

4.  A great sense of humor – Laugh at self and the world.  Being the observer of your own life provides sufficient material for 10,000 comedians to achieve the status of a Robin Williams or a Jonathan Winters.  The gift of laughter at the absurdity of taking yourself and your circumstances too seriously wins the day, every time.

5.  Acceptance.  Acceptance is not resignation. It is the recognition of what is so that if you desire something else, you know where you are on the map.  Maps are useless without this knowledge, and it is the first step in transforming current conditions into that which you desire.

6.  Persistence. Never give up striving towards fulfilling the purpose and passion of your life.  You were put here to express it, and if you give up, your unique contribution to God’s Creation is lost.

7.  Future Orientation – What’s next?  After achieving your dreams, reaching your goals, you have arrived at the starting point of your next great adventure. How else can your curiosity express itself?  And with this, you have come full circle, entering into an ever rising spiral moving upward to eternity.

 

Can you ever be a success if you are unhappy?  I think not. But how does one develop Happiness Habits? The same way you acquire any other habit. Practice. Mastering the 7 Habits of Happiness requires practice, and an environment that encourages and fosters successful living. The Master Keys provides just such an experience for those willing to do the work. What’s Happiness worth to you? Maybe a six month adventure is just what your heart desires.  There are Pay-It-Forward Scholarships waiting to be awarded!  Put yourself in line for one of them by leaving your name and email below. When you do, you will have begun your Hero’s Journey into Happiness and Success.

Share Button