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Week CW12: The Great MKMMA Adventure: Becoming Samurai Sam   

 
Observation includes Comparison, one petal, one flower, to another.

Observation includes Comparison, one petal, one flower, to another.

I just read a wonderful blog by James Clear which beautifully illustrates the power of observation.  I relished the truth of what he shared, and my heart overflowed with gratitude for MKMMA. Self-Mastery includes mastery of the way of Observation, and forsaking the way of Opinion. I recalled scenes from The Last Samurai wherein Katsumoto, informs Col. Algren that “The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.” Can you observe at that level?  If you could, how would it serve you?

Another critical skill mastered in the Master Keys is the identification of your DMP, your Definite Major Purpose. Not only do you identify it, but you are taught the skills to create it, to bring it into your reality as the life you live.

Courage - Doing the next Right Thing just because it is the right thing to do.

Courage – Doing the next Right Thing just because it is the right thing to do.

What drives you?  What is it that could cause you to LEAP out of bed each day with ENTHUSIASM, eager to get going? Samurai live the Bushido Code, two characteristics of which are Courage and Justice.

Are you doing Justice to your life purpose, to the desires of your heart? Do you have the Courage to do so?

The Master Keys is your Hero’s Journey. When you answer the Herald’s Call, you say “YES” to

being the Hero of your life, to becoming a Samurai. At that place and time, you are filled with promise and possibility. We, like Katsumoto, are, in essence, asking you,Destiny do  “You believe a man can change his destiny?”, and like Algren, your inner most heart whispers back “I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.”……and then you wonder, will the Master Keys reveal mine?

In the Master Keys, you develop new habits, the habits of living a successful life. Algren describes the Samurai’s daily habits, saying       “They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline.”

Discipline, in this context, means focusing on what matters, on what makes a difference in your life. Distractions Not Allowed!

As a Master Guide, I am a Samurai, for the meaning of the word Samurai is “to serve”.  Everyone connected with the MKMMA Experience is there for one purpose, and that is to serve each member as they boldly step into their greatness.

The Secrets to your Success are within you. It is our work to frame your experience in such a way that you discover your magnificence, refine it, and express it.  As Dr. Seuss would say, “Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

In the Master Keys, you are privileged to meet your new best forever friend….YOU!!  The You God created you to be. Of course, we get to meet you as well, and to celebrate the emergence of you.

You can get a head start on the 2015 Cohort and change your life in 7 Days when you leave your name and email below. I’ll make sure you are at the front of the line for the Samurai Pay-It-Forward Scholarships being awarded!

It’s Your Hero’s Journey, the Only Journey worth Taking…and the only Story worth Telling.

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Week Fourteen: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Riding the Wrath of the Storm

 
"The Tempest" by Kelly Murphy

“The Tempest” by Kelly Murphy

In The Wizard of Og, there is written an ominous statement: “I persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, by learning to ride out the wrath of each storm.”

I thought back to the Magellan’s Voyage of Discovery, and to the Straits of Magellan, one of the most treacherous of all marine passageways.

Journeys of Discovery – Isn’t that what each of us is doing in the Great MKMMA Adventure?

Magellan was considered a traitor to his native country of Portugal for embarking upon a voyage for the King of Spain. When we fundamentally transform our hearts and minds, some people in our lives do not our ‘future selves’ coming into their ‘present reality’. People don’t like change.

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Shipwrecked by the Old Blue Print

One of Magellan’s ships, the Santiago, was lost in a sudden storm. Fortunately for these mariners, they were close to shore and soon rescued by their comrades.

Perhaps the Santiago was piloted by the likes of Wormtongue (the Old Blue Print), who would rather see us scuttle our ships than continue the journey.

Another ship, the San Antonio, commanded by Esteban Gomez, deserted in the night upon entering the Straits. They chose to turn back rather than face the unknown dangers of their destiny.

I Persist Until I Succeed

I Persist Until I Succeed

I know that I wanted to turn back many times. Unlike Gomez, I persisted until I succeeded in riding out the wrath of the storms raging within my consciousness. I had the knowledge of my power, the courage to dare, and the faith to do. Fidelity to the fundamentals birthed new peptides and built neuro-pathways until the ship of my mind was manned by the love and desire required to guide me to safe waters.

It took 28 days to travel the 600 kilometers of the Straits and emerge to onto the ocean Magellan named Pacific.

We are in the middle of our Great MKMMA Adventure…. These 28 days determine our future. Will we be like many of Magellan’s crew who mutinied or deserted the expedition, or will we be amongst those who persist until we succeed?

And what happens if we quit?

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Those who refuse, or turn back from, the Call to Adventure doom themselves to this.

The mutinous captains were executed…. drawn and quartered, their bones left to the  elements.

Emerson tells us “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”

Once we embark upon our Hero’s Journey, even if we quit, we cannot return to the life we once knew. The life of our Divine Self has been birthed and will call to us again and again until we either embark once more upon our Path, or destroy that life within us from which our passion flows.

It’s up to us. We choose, daily.

The short term suffering of being drawn and quartered seems merciful by comparison to a life of quiet desperation.

Persist until you Succeed. Ride out the Wrath of the Storm. Master your Self, your Life. It’s Your Hero’s Journey, the only Journey Worth Taking.

be-a-heroThe Next Master Keys Starts in September, 2015.

 You can begin your self-mastery now, and be way ahead of the game come September. Just leave your name and email below, and I’ll send you The Seven Day Mental Diet, yours free to work with and on while you wait one of the Endowment Scholarships which will be awarded in the next class.

Peace be the Journey!  Looking forward to Sharing This Adventure with you!

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