Category Archives: Personal Growth

Week C3: ‘The Secret’: How to Stop the Depression, Anxiety, Self-Doubt, and Unhappiness

 

signs2pngAre you full of great ideas, but never see any of them turn into real life?

Do you question if you’ll ever really make it?

Do all of your projects end in failure?

Are your relationships more disappointing than fulfilling?

Do you wonder ‘Is that all there is?’

There was a time I could answer ‘YES’ to all of the above..

But there was a part of me that knew there had to be more. I just didn’t know how to get it.

There were countless Gurus who gladly showed me the way…..

  1. Harv Ecker has fabulous programs which not only have great content, but are captivating to delve into.
  2. Then there’s Brian Tracy, undoubtedly one of the most successful ‘Self-Help’ teachers of the last several decades!  He’s written numerous books and developed many programs designed to increase your business acumen.
  3. And let’s not forget Robert Kiyosaki. Rich Dad Poor Dad is an all-time classic discussion of wealth building if there ever was one.
  4. Steven Covey’s timeless work, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People also deserves a top placement on anyone’s list.

The Self-Help/Self-Improvement industry is a billion dollar business, and IF you actually follow fork-in-the-roadthrough and do the work, your life will change, and change for the better.  One reason these guys are successful is that they provide tremendous value.

That’s a mighty big ‘IF’, however.  As a consumer of a lot of their books and courses,  as someone who invested tens of thousands of dollars searching for that magic ‘something’ that would transform my life, I can attest to the truth of that old saying, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”

I was the Champion of ‘Been There. Done That. Bought the T-Shirt. Sold a Few.’

I would leave these courses and events loaded with material and excitements, intending to put it all together and FINALLY achieve the levels of success in every area of my life that I deserved.

why-am-i-depressedBut I just could not put the programs into play in my life. There was so much information, so many ideas, so many things to implement…..I would surrender to overwhelm, and just like most people on overwhelm, I fell back into old habits and gave up on myself ever being able to get it done.

In September, 2013, that pattern in my life ALMOST caused me to say NO to the Master Key Experience. Something seemed different, so against my better judgement, I enrolled.

Not only did I successfully complete the program, but I successfully established the habits of successful living that the course promised when I signed up. Here is a very short list of what I have accomplished as a result of the Master Keys.

  1. I became a certified Pranic Healer
  2. I became a certified Pranic Healing Instructor
  3. Our business outgrew our building and we had to relocate to a larger facility in order to accommodate continued growth.
  4. I learned how to love myself, and my life.
  5. I became the master of my emotions.
  6. Self-Doubt and second-guessing myself totally disappeared from my reality
  7. My relationships with friends grew deeper and richer.
  8. I developed laser-sharp focus.
  9. We purchased a new home overlooking both a lake and the mountains.
  10. I learned how to help others discover their life purpose and passion.

Enrolling in the Master Key Mastermind Experience revolutionized my life and changed the Sacrificeway I look at everything.  It can do the same for you. The course is offered once a year. It’s 6 months long. One reason people finish and finish strong is the hands-on, one-on-one support provided to every member by a personal Guide.

Oh….and it only cost me $1.00 to get started.

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Week 24: The Master Key Experience – 8 Amazing Results

 

storm-bald-eagleSMALLWhat a ride!  Self-Discovery blooming into self-reliance. Thinking, self-directed, fully awake, fully alive men and women.

Last September, those starting their Hero’s Journey were little eaglets, chirping in the nest high above the canyons of their minds, their hearts, and their lives. Now, they are launched from the nest, effortlessly soaring the uplifts and air currents which the universe brings to support their journeys into their magnificence.

What are some of the fruits of this journey?

Delight: I have discovered the ability to delight in the world around me. That little five year old squealing joyously with the exuberance only a five year old can know once annoyed the living daylights out of me. Now, I find myself smiling broadly, thoroughly enjoying what it is to be ‘five’.

Awareness:  I am the Observer, not the Opinionator, and as such, I delight in continually learning more and more and more about this wonderful world in which I live.

Effortlessness:  There is a difference between rewarding work and toil.  In the Garden, Adam tended the Garden. Once expelled from the Garden, he toiled, struggling to bring forth the harvest from the soil. The one was effortless co-creation. The other, drudgery. Effortless means the experience of accomplishing the objective is joy rather than toil.  I don’t know about you, but I’ll take joy!

Courage: We learn that all the riches in life are within us.  Following our bliss is our decision toSteve-Jobs-Courage-quote be alive to our purpose and passion, to be willing to do whatever it takes to make that unique contribution which is the expression of the Divine abiding in our hearts. Many hear the Herald’s Call to this Greatest of all Adventures.  Few ever find the courage to answer that call.  We did.

Gratitude:  HA!!!  I love this one!  Gratitude as CAUSE!!!  The more I see for which I consciously give thanks, the more there is in my life for which gratitude is the spontaneous response flowing forth from my heart.  And, just as an aside, it is impossible to be anxious or depressed when your heart is filled with gratitude.

Emotional Mastery: I’ve been called ‘annoyingly happy’.  To that, I smile and say ‘THANK YOU!’ [There’s that gratitude thing again!] I Choose Happy! It’s good for my health.  I, and only I, have the power to determine my emotional state.

You are FREE to Choose, But you are not FREE from the Consequence of your CHOICE

Responsible:  I am 100% Responsible for EVERYTHING in my life.  So, if I am happy, it’s my choice. If I am angry, it’s also my choice. If I don’t like what is happening in my world, or if I absolutely LOVE it, it is still my choice….. Out of taking this on, I also get

Freedom: Once I own that I am 100% responsible for everything in my life, I am set free from caring about the expectations others attempt to place upon me. It is the freedom to let my YES be YES, and my NO be NO.  It’s called having boundaries, and it sets your life up for limitlessness.

 

 

 

 

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Week 23: The Master Key Experience – The ONE Thing

 

The keel of your ship of life is one thing, and one thing only.  What is that one thing?  How do you find it? How do you know you have ‘found it’?  Can you live with your choice, your decision, your discovery?  What drives you?

GREAT!  One thing….. what the heck!  How do we every figure it out?

What do you fear?  THAT is your one thing, your compass, the keel that keeps the ship of your life on course.  Do you dare to look at it? To own it?  To make it your own?

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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 CW24: The Master Key Experience – When Tragedy Strikes

 
The Buddha

The Buddha

I’ve been writing you daily about all the great things that are happening in people’s lives as a result of completing the Master Key Experience.  Little did I know, two years ago, when I excitedly placed my application for what turned out to be one of the most powerful journeys of my life, that this work would serve me, and serve me well, in life’s darkest moments.

Resilience. Until you face a terrible crisis or loss, you cannot appreciate its value.

John and I recently relocated our office 25 miles farther from home. This meant that our two German Shepherds, Buddha and Star, were being left alone for 10-12 hours a day.  We paid $600 to have a large pen built at the office so that we could bring our dog children to work. On August 29, 2015, the twins achieved a jailbreak, escaping the pen. Our office is on a busy highway. I looked out the window to see traffic slowing down and avoiding something. That something was Buddha. A truck crushed half of her head and she lay dying in the street. As I opened the front door to run to her, my husband was running back to the office, and Star ran inside. By the time I got to the street, John and a stranger had moved Buddha onto the grass. Blood was everywhere. There was a large splattering where the truck’s tire collided with Buddha’s head. I lay down on the grass and embraced my dog. In just a few short moments, the Buddha was no more. I was frozen. The man who killed her helped my husband put her into the back seat of my car after we covered her with a blanket. Mercifully, we were able tosorrow transport her to Critter Haven, the pet crematorium. My husband then cleaned the blood off of the leather seats in the car. Star had not moved from where we put her when we left. I was afraid to leave her, but I could not conceive of taking her with us as we transported the dead body of her sister. It was not a good day.

What does this personal tragedy have to do with the Master Key Experience?

Everything.

Buddha is the second dog we lost in a traumatic manner. Some years ago, Cooper, our first German shepherd, had a heart attack while staying at the vet’s. The death was not only sudden and unexpected, but senseless. I could not function for a month and two months after that, I was far less capable in every area of life than I normally am.

One of the Scrolls tells us “I persist until I succeed.”  Buddha was on a mission to break out of that pen. Her mistake was that she chose to embark upon a Doggie Adventure instead of heading to the back door of the office and finding her Mommy and Daddy.  Buddha had persistence down cold. I love that about her.

Another of the Scrolls tells us “I live each day as if it is my last.”  Treasure those you love NOW, for tomorrow, they may be gone.  Buddha was treasured from the beginning, and every day, I had the blessing of her goofy and happy spirit filling my heart. Living in all of those present moments with her is a treasure that remains with me still.

Gratitude as cause is another tool we master in the Master Key Experience. The miracle-of-gratitudegratitude card on top of my stack says “I am grateful for Sweet Buddha Kisses”  The ability to consciously focus on all about Buddha for which I am grateful has planted me in celebration of her life.

The Law of Dual Thought.  For two years, I daily say “The Law of Dual Thought. Thought is a combination of ideation and feeling. You can attach any feeling to a thought you want.”  When my heart began to break, I exercised my freedom to choose which feeling goes with a thought, and immediately turned my grief and pain into a prayer of thanksgiving for the gift of 6 ½ years of The Buddha in my life, and chose happiness for the miracle of her life.

Another Scroll tells us that “I am nature’s greatest miracle.”  So is every living being. So is The Buddha.  Her life was and is a miracle, and the gratitude in my heart for the privilege of being a part of that miracle both comforts me and brings a smile to my heart.

The Law of Least Effort  includes acceptance. I accept things as they are, not as I wish they were.

           Resilience

Resilience

All of these things have made me resilient. The gift of resilience at this level is a part of my life because of the Master Key Experience.  It truly never occurred to me how this Hero’s Journey of Self-Discovery would serve me when darkness threatened to overthrow my world.  Instead of three months, or years, I moved through grief to gratitude and celebration in three days. That’s a different sort of resurrection.

The Master Key Experience starts in just a few days. If you want to take your Hero’s Journey to your Magnificence, check out the three videos. You can gain instant access by clicking here.

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