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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 6: The Master Key Adventure – WATER

 
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The moment Helen Keller realized the connection between the signs written onto her palm and all of creation.

I love the Master Key Experience!  This week, I felt like I was observing that magical moment in Helen Keller’s life when she ‘GOT IT’, when she realized that all of those touches repeatedly placed into her palm by Anne Sullivan actually were names of things in her world, and the gift of connecting with all of creation opened to her heart and mind. Lallah Rowe had such a moment this week.  This is her sharing of that experience:

MKMMA Week 6

The journey continues.

Some things are getting harder while others are getting easier. But we definitely have changes happening.

Keeping my schedule has been difficult this week. I have been just barely keeping my reading up.

Up till now I have not really done much with the shapes. It was just a sort of “OK so I am supposed to put a shape on my cards. Ho Hum.” Then things changed. I was driving down the street and there was a stop light and it was a red circle. Then I noticed that the street signs were all blue rectangles. Those are the colors and shapes for my PPNs. Without warning the whole world was reminding me of my PPNs! There were shapes and colors everywhere!

The double line on the road was yellow, the green trees were combinations of triangles, circles and squares jumped out at me. I felt like the physical universe was conspiring to make sure that I kept my goals in mind and followed my compass.

I’m still making notes on my book. This one will take quite some research but the outline is forming and my ideas of where and how to get meaningful research keep coming. I have a book that has been sitting there as an ebook for some years. Suddenly it has an ISBN number, a barcode and proper format for publishing. All that I still need to do is to tweak the cover a bit so that it all fits for the printing. Wow! My publishing company will be off and running this week and I have 5 more books waiting in the wings that I can just run through the 3 hour process of publishing!!

I realize that this is not a passive course that will magically turn me into something that I am not. I need DO things and I need to DO THEM NOW! The line “I can be what I will to be” is now changed to “I am what I will to be” I put this on a card and listed out the various attributes that I am determined to have. But I can’t just say I am brave and kind and competent, I have to do things that are brave and kind and competent. Rather than waiting for my brain to create peptides, I am trying to do the things that the person I intend to be would do. I think it is working.

My ultra conservative English husband is also very excited and is doing things on his end to make the publishing company go. An old friend decided out of the blue that I needed a Roku TV to do my research properly and it just arrived on my doorstep!

Through all of this I have had the flu and I am doing my reading with feeling in between coughing and sneezing. I worried that the depression of being sick might seep into the subby along with the words, but I think that forcing myself to feel the enthusiasm is getting me over the flu faster because I just really feel excited and happy when I read.

I really like scroll II. I have been practicing telling people silently that I love them and finding some reason or another to love things even when they have irritated me in the past. It feels good.

Health, Wealth Wisdom and Joy,
Lallah

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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!

No Opinion Zone

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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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