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Week 5: The Master Key Experience – One Flew Over the Coo Coo’s Nest Revisited     

 

Gods jokeYou will never convince me that God lacks a sense of humor.

Week 5 – the week of no opinions – the week of ‘Being the Observer” – the week of NO OPINIONS [did I already say that?]

Of course, if someone ASKS our opinion, and if we are EXPERTS, then you may offer your opinion.  Even then, the questions I have learned to ask to step back from being Opinionated serve me well. AND, simply being an expert does not remove me from being ‘The Opinionator’ when I surrender my perspective as “The Observer”!

This week our clinic has been a Hurricane Patricia in the world of the psyche!  We had Sophie’s Choice going on in one family where an unfortunate foster parent [that is a professional opinion] had two Reactive Attachment Disordered children placed with her by a foster care agency whose reputation is more about warehousing children than helping them.  Let’s just say the situation there became untenable and one of the children [our client] is being removed from the home. This is a major setback for this kid.  I was given the opportunity to step back and ask (1) What ELSE could this mean [other than my irrational and emotionally charged opinion regarding the situation]?, and (2) How can we take what is happening [acceptance] and transform it into a win-win? [Part 5 of the Blue Print Builder]

Another opportunity arose when a psych hospital made a surprise call to a parent informing one flew over the coo coo nestthem of the imminent discharge of their son. This decision on their part mobilized no less than 10 people at 6 agencies to immediately go on RED ZONE ALERT as the carefully constructed treatment plan for him had not been finalized. Today, on day 3, we claim a victory as the strategy for the client is in the implementation phase. I did much better on this one. Actually, no SMACK DOWN of The Opinionator was needed!  YEAH!!!!! [Probably as a result of the intensity of the work more so than my enlightened condition……..]

Then, yesterday, a client walked in an asked if we could complete a brand new Comprehensive Clinical Assessment on her and fax it to her disability insurance company today.  Well, let’s see…… 90 minutes with the client gathering information followed by 20 hours of writing the report.  Sure….. No problem…. Who needs sleep?

My first instinct was to tell her ‘Not my circus. Not my monkeys’.  We are delivering the product before 2pm today.

LockedThe Master Key Experience is a game changer in my world. The last three days would have been a very different experience 3 years ago when I first worked through the course. For the most part, I lived this week in the eye of Patricia’s Category 5 winds and waves.  Three years ago, it would have been more like an air craft carrier sinking straight to deepest depths of the Mariana Trench!

Would love to hear about your experiences regarding opinions, and/or refraining from giving them!  Stepping back from the edge is quite an adventure and knowing when to step back and when to jump in makes all the difference in the world!

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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 3: The Master Key Experience – Limbic Yoga

 
Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic

Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmetic

What are the 3 Rs?

If you are of a certain era, the response is “Reading, ‘Riting, & ‘Rithmetic”, which clearly shows the need for more emphasis on Spelling.

In the REAL world, the 3 Rs are the fuel of that part of the brain responsible for decision making. The Limbic System IS that part of the “Inquiring Mind” that wants to know, and what it wants to know is this:

  1. What’s the RISK?
  2. What’s the REWARD potential?
  3. What’s the RATIO of Risk to Reward?

When we ramble through our lives unconsciously realizing that our Limbic risk-reward-ratioSystem is continually asking and answering these three questions, we become rigidly entrenched in the ‘status quo’, the way things ARE, regardless of what we say about wanting things to be different.

‘Conscious awareness of the power of the Limbic System allows us to begin to practice “Limbic Yoga”, a very advanced understanding which brings with it the strength, flexibility, and freedom to choose the direction our lives take.

Limbic Yoga takes daily discipline. Our brains are bio-chemical systems. The bio-chemistry creates a chemical desire for whatever it is fed. Here is the secret of limbering up the Limbic System. Feed your mind what you want it to create. In the Master Key Experience, we are continually linking cause and effect, training our brains to Think, Create, and Change, consciously, consistently, and effortlessly.

Note:  Effortless does not mean without work.  Just like Daniel in the Karate Kid, it is PRACTICE that entrains the subconscious mind. And not just practice, but CORRECT practice of the correct things.

 

You now have the Key to the Vault. It’s yours to use, or to cast aside. Are you in the game, or watching it from the sidelines.  This is YOUR Hero’s Journey. Take it.

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Got questions about what I just said? Leave a comment!  I love the conversations started here! And, sharing is caring!

 

 

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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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