Category Archives: The Hero’s Journey

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 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.

key to the vault

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 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.

Half of the Pay-It-Forward Scholarships have already been awarded. Act Now to insure your place!

See you there!!!!

 

 

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