Part 2

Week 13 Blog

Part two

As I worked through it I felt sadness, anxious and nervous, my body trembled slightly, moments of crying as I processed the experience. I continued to sit, allowing myself to feel what I needed to experience, it was difficult I realized I had put a lot of distance between my brother and I, because of the actions of my brother,  the choices I made had created a feeling of loss and distance where we had always been very close as brothers.

I didn’t know him anymore, I wore an invisible shield to protect myself, I took on a controlling nature, thinking I was protecting myself, keeping things under control so I could maintain my comfort level.

Love cannot exist in this environment, The Law of Dual Thought.

The Master Key Master Mind Alliance experience is changing my life and creating growth for all in the program that apply themselves.

Mental Pit Stop

Week 12 Blog

Mental Pit Stop

Tuesday December 12th middle of the day, in my office at work, time to break away and dedicate time to my Mastermind studies.  I had just finished chapter ten of “The Greatest Salesman” on persistence, I moved to the 7 Laws of the Mind I begin reading The Law of Substitution, The Law of relaxation, The Law of Practice, I begin to read The Law of Forgiveness and as I get to line 4 “There can be no connection to the Devine Mind where anger or resentment against a brother or sister, justified or not, exists.” I begin to feel uncomfortable, anxious and emotional, it came on so quickly my breathing increased I began to tremble a little the next thing I know I’m sobbing.

My first instinct is to walk away from my reading, I don’t understand what’s happening I need to move my focus away from what I’m feeling, then almost as though it was part of me I immediately remembered something Mark J said in his last training, he shared a personal experience where he started to walk away from a similar situation but he stopped himself and allowed the feelings to come and move through him. I quickly stopped myself and allowed the feelings and experience to wash over me.

Thirty minutes later I have two pages of notes and feelings, that flowed from my pen like I was a speed writer, my words are full of emotion, feelings of anger, fear, resentment, all stored away from the past….

To be continued

The Nature of Thought

Week 11 Blog

 

One of the things that stood out for me this week was the power of thought and application of belief.

“Here we find a method, the spirit of which is, to believe that which is sought has been accomplished, in order to accomplish it : a method bequeathed upon us by the same Plato who, outside of this sphere, could never find how the idea’s became realities.”

A great teacher has said, “ What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that you receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11:24)

“We are first to believe that our desire has already been fulfilled, its accomplishment will then follow. This is a concise direction for making use of the creative power of thought by impressing on the universal subjective mind, the particular thing which we desire as an already existing fact.”

“We are thus thinking on the plane of the absolute and eliminating all consideration of conditions or limitation and are planting a seed which, if left undisturbed, will finally germinate into external fruition.”

“You ask in what does the creative power of thought consist ? It consists in creating Ideas, and these in turn objectify themselves by appropriating, inventing, observing, discerning, discovering, analyzing, ruling, governing, combining, and applying matter and force. It can do this because it is an intelligent creative power.”

By far the greatest discovery of all the centuries is the power of thought.

“ The recognition of the marvelous power of which is possessed by the mind under proper conditions and the fact that this power can be utilized, directed, and made available for the solution of every human problem is of transcendental importance.”

The Master Key Mastermind Alliance is an incredible learning experience well worth the time and effort.

Just Thoughts

Week 10  Blog

The Master Key experience is an amazing journey, each week we are led through lessons that challenge our very self, who we have been, our old blueprint, each week moving forward as we are working on our new blueprint and becoming that new self.

Thought is an active vital form of dynamic energy which has the power to correlate with its object and bring it out of the invisible substance from which all things are created into the visible or objective world.

Constructive thought must necessarily be creative, but creative thought must be harmonious, and this eliminates all destructive or competitive thought. If your thought is in harmony with the creative Principle of Nature, it is in tune with the Infinite Mind.

This creative power depends upon our recognition of the potential power of spirit or mind and must not be confused with evolution. Creation is the calling into existence of that which does not exist in the objective world. Evolution is simply the unfolding of potentialities involved in things which already exist.

These thoughts are excerpts are from our Master Key training that spoke to me, my hope is they were thought provoking for you.

Just a Glimpse of Change

Week 9 Blog

This morning as I was focusing on our assignment which was to visualize a plant, we were instructed to take a flower seed and bring it from the unseen into the seen, by planting the seed, watering it, caring for it, place it where it will get sunlight, see the seed burst; it is now a living thing. See the roots grow and expand as they penetrate the earth in search of what’s needed to sustain the life of the plant. We are to visualize the process to completion, the stem bursts through the earth forming branches and flower buds that will soon begin to unfold and the fragrance from the flower will drift about as we complete our visualization exercise bringing our flower seed from the unseen into the seen.

As I completed the exercise and continued my meditation I experienced a burst of light before my eyes, my focus immediately moved to my DMP where I saw our home in the Philippines, as our home came into view I saw the front door, then the staircase leading to the second floor with the outside veranda where I meditate and have morning coffee with my breakfast. The next scene that flashed before my eyes was walking on our white sand beach, crystal clear water, palm trees gently swaying in the tropical breeze.

What amazed me was it seemed to be some form of linking related to repeating our exercises and hard work we have done these past 2 months. What a great feeling it is to see things coming together.

Thank You Mark J. Davene, and the MKMMA team You Rock!!

Thank you for your patience and guidance Carolyn my MKMMA Guide

Why Take a Visual Trip Backwards?

 

 

 

 

 

USS Wisconsin 64Masterkey Week 8

In the last assignment we created a mental image, we brought it from the invisible into the visible; this week I want you to take an object and follow it back to its origination, see of what it really consists. If you do this you will develop imagination, insight, perception and sagacity. These come not by the superficial observation of the multitude, but by a keen analytical observation which sees below the surface.

As I read our assignment for week 8 I find Haanel has chosen a battleship as the object of our focus. We are to visualize the battleship and work backwards, in other words we are supposed to take a battleship and using visualization take her apart piece by piece, you’ll understand better as we go along.

As I prepared for this assignment my thoughts traveled back to a time when I lived in the Norfolk Virginia area. I recalled visiting the Nauticus Museum where the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the museums attractions. The USS Wisconsin is permanently berthed alongside the museum for visitors to board and view, as I reminisced about the numerous times I spent walking her deck I recalled how magnificent she is, her history going back as far as WWII she is the sister ship of the USS Missouri well known as being the place where the Japanese officially surrendered. The signing took place on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

As I walked the decks fore and aft, stem to stern of this Iowa class Battleship the USS Wisconsin, I was in awe of the size and work that went into building such a ship.

Today I find myself visiting the same ship once again only this time there is one major difference, today I am visiting her in my mind, Now I must begin taking her apart dismantling the gun turrets, pulling up the decking, removing the outer steel plates all the way back to the point there is no ship, only architects and engineers. Taking another step back we find the Secretary of Defense ordering the plans and blueprints, and congress debating the funding, and to whom do these congressman represent, but you and I, we are at the core of all things, “Imagination is the constructive form of thought which must precede every constructive form of action”

You will find exercises of this kind invaluable. When the thought has been trained to look below the surface everything takes on a different appearance, the insignificant becomes significant, the uninteresting interesting; the things which we supposed to be of no importance are seen to be the only really vital things in existence.

Although I am currently many miles away from where the USS Wisconsin is berthed using my imagination and visualization I have the ability to once again walk the decks of this magnificent ship anytime I choose to.

What is a Mental Diet

Week # 7

I’m sure the Journey I’m about to embark on will be one of the most challenging things I have ever done, it’s called “ The Seven Day Mental Diet” It consists not of changing the foods I consume but changing my mental diet, the input of only those things which will benefit my mental state of mind.

“The most important of all factors in my life is the mental diet on which I live. It is the food which I furnish to my mind that determines the whole character of my life. It is the thoughts I allow myself to think, the subjects I allow myself to dwell upon, which make me and my surroundings what they are. As thy days, so shall be thy strength be. Everything in life today – the state of our body, whether healthy or sick, the state of my fortune, whether prosperous or impoverished, the state of my home, whether happy or the reverse, the present condition of every phase of my life in fact – is entirely conditioned by the thoughts and feelings which I have entertained in the past, by the habitual tone of my past thinking.”

“And the condition of my life tomorrow, and the next week, and next year, will be entirely conditioned by the thoughts and feelings which I choose to entertain from now onwards.”

“In other words, I choose my life, that is to say, I choose all the conditions of my life, when I choose the thoughts upon which I allow my mind to dwell. Thought is the real causative force in life, there is no other. I cannot have one kind of mind and another kind of environment. This means that I cannot change my environment while leaving my mind unchanged, nor — and this is the supreme key to life and the reason for this pamphlet – can I change my mind without my environment changing too. “

“This then is the real key to life: If I change my mind my conditions must change too – my body must change, my daily work or other activities must change; my home must change; the color – tone of my whole life must change – for whether I can be habitually happy and cheerful, or low – spirited and fearful , depends entirely on the quality of the mental food upon which I diet myself.”

“Emmet Fox wants me to be very clear about this, If I change my mind my conditions must change too. We are transformed by the renewing of our minds. So now I will see that my mental diet is really the most important thing in my whole life.”

Excerpts from the “ The Seven Day Mental Diet” by Emmet Fox

My Old Blueprint

Week # 6

My old blueprint like a mighty stallion has reared up on its hindquarters showing how determined it is to put a halt to my desire to create a new blueprint. In other words my old blueprint has caused procrastination, excuses, and as many road blocks as possible to deter me from my work. It’s been a real struggle to keep moving forward and complete the required elements this week.
The work continues….. “I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.”
“As we become conscious of the wisdom in the world within, we mentally take possession of this wisdom, and by taking mental possession we come into actual possession of the power and wisdom necessary to bring into manifestation the essentials necessary for our most complete and harmonious development.”

The challenge is before us, the victory’s at hand

Today I Begin a New Life… Scroll Marked 1

End of Chapter One “The Greatest Salesman in the World”

Today I shed my old skin which hath, to long, suffered the bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity.

“Today I am born anew and my birthplace is a vineyard where there is fruit for all”

“Today I will pluck grapes of wisdom from the tallest and fullest vines in the vineyard, for these were planted by the wisest of my profession who have come before me, generation upon generation.”

“Today I savor the taste of grapes from these vines and verily I swallow the seed of success buried in each and new life sprouts from within me.”

The career I have chosen is laden with opportunity yet it is fraught with heartbreak and despair and the bodies of those who have failed.

“Yet I will not fail, as others, for in my hands I now hold the charts which guide me through perilous waters to shores which only yesterday seemed but a dream.”

Nature has already supplied me with knowledge and instinct far greater than any beast in the forest.

Only principles endure and these I now possess, for the laws that lead me to greatness are contained in the words of these scrolls. What they teach me is more to prevent failure than to gain success.

In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits.

Thus, the first law I obey, which proceedith all others is I form good habits and become their slave.

And how is it I accomplish this difficult feat?

For it is another of nature’s laws that only a habit can subdue another habit.

I must discipline myself with the first of my new habit’s which is as follows: I read each scroll for 30 days in this prescribed manner, before I proceed to the next scroll.

As I repeat the words daily they soon become part of my active mind, but more important they also seep into my other mind, that mysterious source which never sleeps, which creates my dreams , and often makes me act in ways I do not comprehend.

Thus a new good habit is born through repetition
When I preform it often it becomes a habit and I become it’s slave and since it is a good habit this is my will.

Thousands of grapes are pressed to fill one jar with wine, and the grape skin and pulp are tossed to the birds. So it is with these grapes of wisdom from the ages. Much has been filtered and tossed to the wind.
Only the pure truth lies distilled in the words to come. I drink as instructed and spill not a drop and the seed of success I swallow.

Today my old skin has become as dust. I walk tall among men and they know me not, for today I am a new man, with a new life.

A Glimpse

Week 3

The information we are being exposed to is compelling, the question we must ask ourselves is what action will we take after our eyes have caught a glimpse of the possibilities that lie before us. The paragraphs that follow are but a teaser compared to what is actually possible.

Some men seem to attract success, power, wealth, attainment, with very little conscious effort; others conquer with great difficulty; still others fail altogether to reach their ambitions, desires and ideals. Why is this so? Why should some men realize their ambitions easily, others with difficulty, and still others not at all? The cause cannot be physical, else the most perfect men, physically, would be the most successful. The difference, therefore, must be mental – must be in the mind; hence mind must be the creative force, must constitute the sole difference between men. It is mind, therefore, which overcomes environment and every other obstacle in the path of men.

When the creative power of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen to be marvelous. But such results cannot be secured without proper application, diligence, and concentration. The student will find that the laws governing in the mental and spiritual world are as fixed and infallible as in the material world. To secure the desired results, then, it is necessary to know the law and to comply with it. A proper compliance with the law will be found to produce the desired result with invariable exactitude. The student who learns that power comes from within, that he is weak only because he has depended on help from outside, and who unhesitatingly throws himself on his own thought, instantly rights himself, stands erect, assumes a dominant attitude, and works miracles.
Our mind has the ability to create whatever we ask of it.