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Week CW 19: The GREAT MKMMA Adventure – IT’S ALIVE!   

 

kuYppyTAhhhhhh. One of my favorite moments in film. Victor Frankenstein’s joyful proclamation over The Creature.

“It’s ALIVE!”  The look on the creature’s face is priceless.

Frankenstein is a resurrection story with a twist. Instead of one man, one woman, one child, passing through the veil of death into the great unknown of Eternity, Frankenstein is a composite of many men brought back from death into life, with another important distinction. Frankenstein had no soul. The Creature was but a shadow of what it means to be fully, completely, vibrantly alive. In that respect, he is the perfect representation of the condition of much of humanity aptly described by Thoreau: “Most men live lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”

Is your song still in you?

One of the great gifts of the Master Key Experience is the writing of your heart’s song, the refining of it, and the development of the courage to sing it out, loudly, clearly, proclaiming to all of creation that

Are you brave enough to find YOUR Voice?

Are you brave enough to find YOUR Voice?

you have found your voice, and that your delight is in the expression of your unique life purpose and passion. It is no small undertaking, which is why the vast majority of humanity dies with their song still in them. It is your Hero’s Journey. It is taking the dare to live fully, to stand naked in the Garden, unashamed of who God created you to be, and to rejoice in the gift of your life.

Is your song still in you?

Listen carefully. It is softly playing somewhere in the distance, wafting to you on a gentle breeze. That sweet song, the words to which you can almost hear, is your Herald’s Call to the greatest adventure of your lifetime. It is to live the words of Gautama Buddha: “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”

What Verse Will You Contribute?

What Verse Will You Contribute?

If giving your heart and soul to the song of your life quickens your spirit, if finding your voice heightens your awareness, if the possibility of writing a verse in the great play of creation captures your imagination, then leave your name and email below. The Master Key Experience begins in September. There are Pay-It-Forward Scholarships available, and I’ll see to it that you are on the short list! Until then, you’ll get a head start of writing your life’s song with the 7-Day Mental Diet! It’s a great way to begin to sing your song.

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Week Seventeen: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Chickens and Eggs: Man’s Search for Meaning

 

rosie-chicken-and-eggsmallWhich came first? The Chicken or the Egg?

Probably the first existential question asked of us.

Chickens come from eggs, so the egg had to come first. BUT, Eggs come from chickens, so the chicken had to come first.  But………

When I move into my new house, I’ll be happy!

When I get a big raise, I’ll be happy!

When I buy my dream car, I’ll be happy!

Does that mean that the house, the money, and/or the car CAUSE me to be happy? For some, the answer is yes, and for those people, happiness is easily stolen from them.  How do we internalize happiness, peace, and harmony such that they become who we are?

Happiness, peace, and harmony are the fruit of right thinking, for As a Man Thinketh, so he is.

Happiness, peace, and harmony are always options for us to choose, regardless of external Find-Beauty-Card_PinWheelDesigns_Etsycircumstances. Once you own this and make it part and parcel of who you are, you are invincible. Setbacks, obstacles, life’s challenges and hardships, even the loss of someone you love, have no power to harm you, for you possess and use the freedom to choose, everything.

Dr. Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist in Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s was imprisoned in Auschwitz. He developed a definite purpose, that he would live through this nightmare of death and destruction, no matter what, so that the story could be told.From early 1942 until late 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp’s gas chambers from all over German-occupied Europe. At least 1.1 million Jews, Poles, Romani an Sinti, Soviet POWs, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, and young Germans who disagreed with Hitler died at Auschwitz in the gas chambers. Countless others not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, and medical experiments.

What would be your chosen response in the face of all of that?  This was Dr. Frankl’s”

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

Viktor Frankl mastered his thinking, and lived. He understood the power of thought as cause, and of all else as effect. He saw in himself and in the guards the human potential, maintaining the vision of what is possible, and thereby freeing what is best to come forth.

Thought as cause. Authentic Strength. Authentic Power. Authentic Living.

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Week 11: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Advent Revisited

 
Advent: A Season of Expectant Waiting and Preparation

Advent: A Season of Expectant Waiting and Preparation

Advent is my favorite season in the Liturgical Calendar. It is the Church’s New Year SEASON. It is a celebration of New Beginnings. It is the Commencement of a season of Expectant Waiting and Preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus, the coming into the physical of the Divine, the Breath of God breathed into all creation once again.

Advent. I love it. A season of Joyful Communion with All that Is. Expectant Waiting and Preparation.

Sounds like the instructions of our exercise in Part Eleven of Haanel’s The Master Keys. 11.34: For your exercise this week, concentrate on the quotation taken from the Bible, “Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them.” Notice that there is no limitation. “Whatsoever things’ is very definite and implies that the only limitation which is placed upon us is in our ability to think, to be equal to the occasion, to rise to the emergency, to remember that Faith is not a shadow but a substance, ‘the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Every day, we read the statement of our Definite Major Purpose [DMP] with ENTHUSIASM! We Bruce Lee DMPlook at shapes posted around our home which represent aspects of our DMP, connect our heart to them, and say out loud with enthusiasm that which it means to us. We read the Law of Giving aloud, with Enthusiasm. We ponder these things in our heart and riotously, joyously, exuberantly prepare our minds….expectant waiting

The DMP is the “Whatsoever”. The Enthusiasm and feelings we imbue into the reading of it combine with our thoughts, causing the growth of new neuro-pathways, creating a new belief within us. The Beliefs generate our actions which assure that our DMP is that which we ‘shall have.’

The OLD BLUE PRINT: Our Self-Imposed & Self-Created Limitations

And what are those self-imposed limitations of which Haanel speaks? Nothing less than that sly dog, the Old Blue Print! Years, perhaps decades of thought patterns which do not serve us do not die quickly or easily. This truly is Spiritual Warfare. The Dragons we face on our Hero’s Journey are the Dragons we create with our thinking. Only when we take ownership as The Watchman at the Gate of our mind do we empower, breathe life, into that which we create. We master the 7 Laws of Mind. We master the mechanism.

Advent! What a wonderful season. Week 11. What a wonderful time to reflect upon how far into our Hero’s Journey we have come, to jubilantly celebrate breakthroughs, the coming into the world of that which we envision, the unexpected surprises that burst into our lives which propel us into our futures. Advent. A time of Expectant Waiting and Preparation.  Aaahhhh.  Advent. I do believe I love it all the more.

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Map of the Hero's Journey

Map of the Hero’s Journey

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Week Eight: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Meet My NBFF!!!

 

Danger-WR-WP2WOW!! Amazing research. The brain registers the image or concept we hold for ourselves in the future with the SAME brainwaves as when meeting a STRANGER! And what did our well-meaning Mommies and Daddies teach us about Strangers? Something along the lines of “DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!!” All those ‘Don’t Messages”

Don’t talk to Strangers
Don’t get in a car with Strangers
Why? Strangers are Dangers!

Now, this is an interesting dilemma, because we are also taught social skills, how to politely you-should-always-be-polite-to-a-dinosaur-you-know-or-elsemeet and greet people, and encouraged to make new friends at school, at church, at symphonies, at social gatherings….boy scouts…girl scouts….. And guess who all the people we see at these places are the first time we walk into the room?
You Got It! STRANGERS!! Talk about a Mixed Message! YIKES!!! It’s a wonderment and miracle that we engage in socialization at all with the programming of the collective consciousness as interpreted by our parents. Love can be messy! Would you agree?

bff-s-best-friends-forever-14109732-260-217Well, guess what! I have broken down these barriers and now have a NBFF!! [I am told by my texting teenaged compatriots that NBFF means New Best Friend FOREVER] The Future Me!! I rather like this gal! She is an Influencer, lives her life by the Compass and not the Clock, Stays focused like a magnifying glass being held over dry leaves to ignite a fire, greets everyone with love and treats them with loving-kindness. She is creative in all she does, teaches Pranic Healing, and is a Witch in the Woods to many who embark upon their Hero’s Journey of Self-Discovery through the Master Keys. She loves life, lives her passions, and laughs at herself and the world…great sense of humor. Her husband and dog children like hanging out with her, and beautiful music is often heard flowing out from a luminous blue music studio which opens onto a veranda overlooking the gardens and the lake. Who wouldn’t love this gal!

Well, the “I” of the present world would not…COULD not…..love her were it not for my decision to cast myself wholeheartedly into my Hero’s Journey, the Great MKMMA Adventure. Mastering thought, mastering the art of thinking, of living from gratitude as cause and thought as cause….. Transformative, enlightening, joyful, and true.

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Week Five: The GREAT MKMMA Adventure: The “O” Word

 

TheShipWentDownLikeLead“A man cannot speak but he judges himself. With his will, or against his will, he draws his portrait to the eye of his companions by every word. Every OPINION reacts on him who utters it. It is a thread-ball thrown at a mark, but the other end remains in the thrower’s bag. Or, rather, it is a harpoon hurled at the whale, unwinding as it flies a coil of cord in the boat, and to cut the steersman in twain, or to sink the boat.”    Emerson: Compensation

I’ve read this essay at least 10 times, but today, today is the first time I consciously read this paragraph.  Be the Observer of your life. No Opinions.

No Opinions.  Made it today until 3pm without a SPOKEN5.0.2 opinion. But The Master Keys is about the Mastery of the Mind…. [Only made it till NOON on that front!] On the way, we strive for mastery of the Body, for if we cannot master something as dense and tangible as our flesh, how is the mastery of our direct connection to God All That Is, to the Infinite, possible?

 

I observed today that opinions fall into two categories.  Mindless Mutterings or Stunning Stilettos right out of 52nd Street

I am thankful today’s opinions were of the First Order, Mindless Mutterings. But I reflect on my Younger Youth, when I actually prided myself at the blood I could draw with that Stiletto Tongue.  As I have traversed my Hero’s Journey, I recognize that my Shadow Self is still present.  She has become befriended dragon over the years, but that the Stunning Stiletto lies dormant awakens an awareness of how the Opinion Voiced by Mass Consciousness as well as people in my life polluted the mind into its own Love Canal which, in turn, has the potential to leach its poisons into my world.

Copy of Great_Silence-2Self-Mastery cleanses and purifies all of that. Mastering being The Observer of my Life – one of the great fortunes gained as a result of this work.

 

Mahalo Mucho for it!

 The 2014 Master Key Started in September.

To be notified of the next Master Key Experience, Please leave your name and email address below. It’s Your Hero’s Journey, the Only Journey worth Taking…and the only Story worth Telling.

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