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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 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!”

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Week 4: The Master Key Experience – Og’s Crash Landing

 

Time Traveler Og crash landed back in the abandoned workshop.  He climbed out of the Time Machine, collapsing on the floor.  His head was spinning. Not just time travel, but interdimensional travel. Not just a new understanding, but an entire new language…..

“How?  …..How?….  JUST HOW AM I GOING TO SHARE THESE INSIGHTS?  How can I take what I have learned and use it to benefit mankind?”  He had no answer.  Unknowingly, by continuing to ASK the question, the answers were being given him.

Og thought on this question day and night until it seeped into that mysterious source which never sleeps, which created his dreams, and often made him act in ways he did not comprehend.  The question was consumed by his mysterious mind.

Og’s mysterious mind searched for the answer when he sat……………………….

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………. Og’s mysterious mind searched for the answer when he slept.

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His Mysterious Mind sought the answer in meditation.bstn289h

Night and Day, Every Day.  The Mysterious Mind saturated his consciousness with the search until one day, he woke up! ah-ha It was as if someone had suddenly flipped the switch in his mind and turned on the lights!!   Life is a PROMISE to be fulfilled, All anyone needs to fulfill that promise is a metaphor for those neurons that fire and wire together!  And he GOT IT!!  What a perfect tool!  HABIT!!!!  He laughed out loud!

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“Hmmmmmmmmm.  People love stories. What story can I tell to convey the importance of developing habits that serve?  What story can I tell which engages on such a deep level that people commit to doing the work of pattern interruption until old patterns are destroyed and replaced with new ones?  Who cares about all those Firing Neurons and Peptides?   What the Bleep to We Know, anyway?”  Most people just need to know what works, and how to work it. Once they begin to work it, they can later discover the whys behind the hows.

Greatest Salesman“The Greatest Salesman in the World” resulted from Og’s inter-dimensional time travel and crash landing at the abandoned workshop of Jules Verne.  A love story.  A story of purpose and passion. A story to delve deeply into and slowly savor as a year of your life is invested in authentic transformation.  It is how The Sleeper Awakens. And you can start your journey here. MKMMA takes you through it. It’s just one of our tools, but a very important one.

Scroll One:  I form Good Habits and Become Their Slave.  How do I do this?  By following the guidance and wisdom of those who have gone before.

I am filled with gratitude to be on this path, to be sharing it with truly amazing people who have stepped out in faith in response to the Herald’s Call, embarking upon their own Hero’s Journey to their Dharma, their life purpose and passion, to that authentic “I” intended by God when He knit them together in their Mother’s wombs.

THIS is the Adventure of a lifetime!

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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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