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Week 21: The Master Key Experience – Do You Have Authority?

 

Michaelangelo The Creation of Adam“Let us make man in our Image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the foul of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Gen 1:26

“And out of the ground, the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every foul of the air, and brought them unto Adam, to see what he would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the foul of the air, and to every beast of the field.” Gen 1:19-20a.

What’s in a name? Biblically, the name represents the nature, the spirit, the character, the Adam-naming-animals-by-Theophanes-at-Meteoracharacteristics, and the essence, in every way, of the thing. In giving man the power and authority to name ‘every beast of the field’, God gave the authority to define the very essence and meaning of that thing. This is one of two specific ways which man is made in the image of God.

Haanel echoes this. “The spirit of the thing is that thing….It becomes active through your recognition of it and its possibilities.”  The Master Keys, 20.1

The other is free will… the freedom to choose a course of action, a thought.

In The Master Keys, we master the Power to Name. We develop authority to consciously ‘name’ the qualities we desire in our lives, as well as the power to be at cause in their creation and manifestation.

For example, biochemically, fear and excitement generate the same response in the body. We have the opportunity to express our two divine rights: the freedom to choose and the freedom to name. My life experience arises from my living into being made in the Image of God. I choose to name that response excitement, and my life is a grand adventure. I choose to name that response fear, and my life is a reactionary nightmare. That’s the Power to Name.

“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;’  John 17:22

heart-in-hand-of-godAgain, Haanel follows Biblical truths. “The real secret of power is consciousness of power.” 21.1 “…the more conscious we become of our unity with the sources of all power, the greater will be our power to control and master every condition.” 21.5

We cannot claim our inheritance if we are unconscious of its existence. Even if we are conscious of our oneness with God, we cannot sow the seeds of that life unless we name it and claim it. If we do, we reap a bountiful harvest.

Question: What kinds of things exist in your life that you can transform by exercising your Power to Name? How would your life be different?

Please leave your replies in the comment section below!

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Week 20A: The Master Key Experience – The Scepter of Power

 

one-with-god_one with all smHaanel tells us “The Scepter of Power is Consciousness, and Thought is its messenger” [The Master Keys, Part 20:3] Just what the heck is a Scepter?  By definition, it is an ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty.  Is consciousness, therefore, merely a symbol held within the mind-body?

In the next breath, Haanel states “This messenger is constantly molding the realities of the invisible world into the conditions and environments of your objective world.”  It appears that the messenger is the one who sovereignly owns the power symbolized by the scepter.  In other words, out thoughts, our thinking, generate the power expressing in us, as us, and through us. Our consciousness is the symbol of that power, and through our consciousness, our thoughts create either good or evil, for it is in our consciousness that the intention behind our thoughts and our resultant actions is derived.

In practice, I have found that these two, consciousness and thoughts, are equal partners in the creation of my life. My consciousness imbues my thoughts with loving kindness. My thoughts, permeated with this quality, generate actions which spread loving-kindness, compassion, goodness, and mercy into the world in which I abide.  BECAUSE I am One with God, it is His work that is done through my actions on my best days, those days wherein I have successfully aligned my consciousness and thoughts with the heart of God.

One with God. One with All.  A lofty ideal. Thank goodness for the laws of Growth, and of We are OnePractice!!!! The Hero’s Journey to a thorough understanding and application of the fact that I live and breathe and have my being through God, and that we are indivisibly and inexorably united inspires me daily. The Omniscient, Omnipotent Master Designer, Creator, and Sustainer of all that Is, that Was, and that Is to Come is omnipresent in me, as me, and through me.  Pretty cool!

 

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Week 15: The Master Key Experience – A Matter of the Heart

 

SacrificeSacrifice was once defined to me as that which you give up today because you do not need it at the next level.  In other words, it is that which is stopping you.

In the Bible, we see this in the Parable of the Young, Rich Man.  Jesus tells him to go and sell everything he owns and to follow him.  The rich man cannot do this.  Was Jesus asking too much?  After all, who in their right mind would exchange wealth for poverty?

But it was not riches that stopped the young man. It was his attachment to and his love of  wealth and privilege that stopped him.  Jesus saw what was stopping the young man, and asked him to sacrifice it.

It was a matter of the heart.

Haanel says it eloquently:  “We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have.” [15.5]

The conditions in my life today are the effects of my past choices, which were born out of my thinking.  Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.

It is always a matter of the heart.

In looking at the present conditions in my life with which I am displeased, I must ask myself, “What is it that I am tenaciously clinging to that keeps these conditions in my life?”

I have been struggling with my health and well-being. I’ve simply been tired all the time. Lack of vitality sucks the joy out of you. What am I tenaciously clinging to that is sucking the joy out of me?

In the last 6 months, moving the business, and then our home, and expanding the practice in the midst of flooding basements and audits resulted in both John and I collapsing over what was supposed to have been our Christmas Holiday.

What am I tenaciously clinging to?

A sense of urgency for the unimportant.  I’ve become The White Rabbit ever running down the White RabbitRabbit Hole managing THINGS instead of priorities.  In other words, I surrendered the Compass for the Clock.  This did not happen overnight, but started slowly, and gained momentum and intensity. I am here to tell you, Intensity is a poor imitation of ENTHUSIASM!!!  Hahahahaha!  And Enthusiasm is my hallmark energetic expression.  I was still able to BE it, but it had become an effort instead of effortless.

 

I am so thankful to see this!!!!  The Clock is a slave driver; the Compass, a life giver.  I am lighter and happier knowing that the habits developed and entrained over the Master Key Experience are my Compass Restoration tools, and I am implementing them.  It’s my own “The Force Awakens” experience.

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It’s a matter of the heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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