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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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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 CW17 – The Great MKMMA Adventure – Then It Happens

 

king-arthur-and-the-holy-grailYou know what you want. You have answered the Herald’s Call to Adventure. You have seen the vision of the song of your heart. You have been faithful to the mundane, to the routines of the journey, to the habits that have kept you true to your path, that have guided you ever closer to your destiny. Apparent blockades and obstacles mean nothing to you.  You view them as opportunities to express your creativity and ingenuity. You actually perk up with playful curiosity now when you see one, knowing it is either a mirage or a chance to look at life from a new perspective, that whatever ‘IT’ is, it is there for your benefit.

Then it happens.

A wonderful something that is close to the desires of your heart, but not the perfect manifestation of it. You think, ‘WOW! This is fabulous!  It’s almost exactly what I’ve been envisioning! Maybe my vision was off.”, and you move forward to take ‘It” into your life.

Then it happens.

Roadblocks of a different kind. Delays. Lack of communication. Stonewalling. Feeling off the journeybalance, off your stride. More delays. What has been effortless now becomes a strain, difficult, and frustrating.

Then it happens.

You wake up. You recognize that you are ‘settling’ for less than the embodiment of your vision.  You choose to release “It”, turning away from that choice, that decision. You reconnect with the song of your heart.  Once again, life is effortless.  The Habit of Happiness permeates your world. And another door opens, leading to the exact manifestation of the vision of the song of your heart.  You realize that the Morning-MistUniverse lovingly allowed your first plans to fall apart.  You laugh out loud at the distraction which stole bounce in your step as you walked your daily path. This time, the roadblocks dissolve before your eyes, evaporating just as the morning mist dissolves in the light of the sun.  Everything comes together perfectly, effortlessly. Each morning, another idea comes to you as you sit in your Sanctuary, an idea that accelerates the process and moves you closer and closer to the desire of your heart.

You laugh at yourself and your world.  Life truly IS good when you are faithful to those mundane little routines that changed your life.  Thank God for the Master Key Experience.  There’s nothing like it.

Are you curious as to what those habits are that will bring you to the fulfillment of your life purpose and passion?  They are the Habits and skills of the Master Key Experience. The next journey begins in September.  You cannot buy it.  You CAN get on the ‘Short List’ for a Pay-It-Forward Scholarship!  If that sounds good to you, leave your name and email below and I’ll make sure you get a ticket to ride!  You’ll also receive a valuable workbook: The 7-Day Mental Diet!  You truly CAN Change the World in 7 Days!

See you in September!

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Week CW16: The Great MKMMA Adventure – Sanctuary

 
Rivendell encompasses my vision of Sanctuary

Rivendell encompasses my vision of Sanctuary

Sanctuary – what does that mean to you and why do you need it?  As a part of The Master Key Experience, we discipline ourselves to sit for at least 15 minutes daily envisioning with purpose and passion the life of our heart’s desire.  This is a progression, as are many of the skills and tools mastered in the Master Key Experience.  Along the way, we still our hearts and minds by entering into an extended period of silence.  The great gift born therein is planting the Seeds of Sanctuary. There, we commune with a Sacred Council of our choosing. We learn to call upon this place of strength at will, letting loose the infinite power of thought combined with the wisdom of the universe. The results are nothing less than astonishing: Clarity of both vision and purpose and Insights as to what is required to move closer to the desires of your heart.

Sanctuary becomes cause, and your life is the effect.

What are my effects?  Here are some tangible ones: (1) Growing our Sanctuary 1practice so much so that we are expanding into a new building in a new city; (2) Becoming exponentially more effective as a Pranic Healer, and effortlessly attracting those who desire the restoration of vibrant health in body, mind, and spirit; (3) Certification as a Pranic Healing Instructor [ANYONE can do this!]; (4) Prospering to the point of living on a Cash Basis – DEBT FREE LIVING is a BLAST!; (4) As a Certified Master Guide for the Master Key Experience, powerfully supporting those daring to live into their magnificence.

This is all cool stuff, but it is the INTANGIBLE effects of daily visits to my personal Sanctuary that bring true wealth: (1) Loving and Harmonious Relations; (2) The ability to see beauty in all people and things; (3) Keen powers of observation and discernment; (4) Understanding without Judgement, through which transformation occurs; (5) People lighting up and saying to me, “I know you! You are that lady who is always smiling and happy!; (6) Living in gratitude for everything and everyone; (7) Compassion and Empathy for the conditions of others; and (8) the conscious connection to God in all that I am, say, think, and do.  I call that living in Eternity while still here on Earth.

 

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I love my life.

Do you want to love yours?

The Master Key Experience gives you the skillset and tools to create the life of your heart’s desire. Two of the World’s Great Go-Givers, Mark Januszewski and Richard Bliss Brooke, joyfully share what this is all about. Here’s the HeroMaker link if you want to listen later, or you can listen below.

If your heart is whispering to you to follow your bliss, then leave your name and email below. You cannot buy the Master Key Experience. You can only receive a scholarship. You’ll receive a head start when you place your hat into the ring and I’ll see to it that you are on top of the list. We begin again this September!

The Hero’s Journey: The Only Story Worth Telling and The Only Life Worth Living.

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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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