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Master Key System Week 9… oh the possibilities

THE MENTAL DIET

It’s not easy promising people a “pay-off” that will insure success in any venture they attempt.   For a lot of reasons.

1] It sounds like magic…which triggers doubt.

2] If it doesn’t work, for everybody, you lose trust and are dead in the water.

3] It is a prediction about the future outcome, always shakey ground

The list could go on and on but there are reasons we decided to do it, to promise everybody that if they would do just 4 simple things, make them habits, they would have something that guarantees success in any and all ventures, business or personal, as long as it was inline with point 5 of the blueprint builder …that it was inline with the Universal and benefitted all the lives it touched.

And, really, of the 4 things we are doing during this “progression” the most challenging is the Mental Diet.   Until Lesson 9.   Once I read, studied and lived Lesson 9, I realized there was no risk at all, not really.

The “pay-off” to the progression is a slam dunk…anybody who has “it” does succeed at the things they undertake, 100% of the time.   The risk part, really, was successfully running together 7 days without a negative thought.

My pal, Charlie
My pal, Charlie

And Charlie, [Charles Haanel], spelled it out for us in sections 27 & 28, BAM!

27. Man is the sum total of his own thoughts; so the question is, how are we going to entertain only the good thoughts and reject the evil ones? At first we can’t keep the evil thoughts from coming, but we can keep from entertaining them. The only way to do this is to forget them — which means, get something for them. This is where the ready-made affirmation comes into play.

28. When a thought of anger, jealousy, fear or worry creeps in, just start your affirmation going. The way to fight darkness is with light — the way to fight cold is with heat — the way to overcome evils is with good. For myself, I never could find any help in denials. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish. – Frederick Elias Andrews

THE POSSIBILITIES?  ENDLESS

The tears streamed from my eyes, good one.   I knew all members could be successful at the mental diet, a pre-requisite for getting the pay-off to the progression…but it was never about me and my belief.   Would they believe it?  27 & 28 were the answer…sort of.

It was the “action” expressed in those two thoughts that let me know they could all believe in naviagting the mental diet…but the tears came from me understanding what I had just read in 25…connecting to my core understanding of Emerson’s Law of Compensation, give more, get more.

25. Not only did I affirm it for myself, but for others that I knew needed it. I want to emphasize this point. Whatever you desire for yourself, affirm it for others, and it will help you both. We reap what we sow. If we send out thoughts of love and health, they return to us like bread cast upon the waters; but if we send out thoughts of fear, worry, jealousy, anger, hate, etc., we will reap the results in our own lives.

And I bawled like a baby, really.  Right there on the kitchen table, sobbing uncontrollabley like a child …and feeling better by the second.   Had it finally happened?  Had all these lofty thoughts come together at once?   Had I discovered the real path to abundance earlier but simply not recognized it?

Yes!

Yes!

Yes!

This is a form of paying-it-forward, blessing others…wanting, really wanting the best for each and every person.   The possibilities are really endless, are they not?

There is no logical end to the ripple effect of giving without expectation of reciprocity, none what-so-ever.

A tiny, tiny gesture, if it comes from the heart has no logical end to the good that it can do.    One of our Certified Guides, John Kennedy, shared this with me a very short time ago…notice the “no logical end” idea….including someone sharing it with John, me sharing it with you and, who knows? We’ve got something special here with the Master Key Experience because while this will “move” you…unlike the majority of the public, it won’t shock or surprise you…you’re already doing it!

With your heart and give, this week off, this affirmation ““I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy” from Lesson 9 with your heart as many times as humanly possible….so you can create endless possibilities in the lives of others….and let me know how it feels and, hey, observe how the universe responds…..I’d love to know.

 

keep giving to keep growing

believe

mark j

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Master Key System Week 8, The Real Challenge?

TIME TO STEP UP

It happens everytime…..well, almost everytime…..virtually every lesson is “my favorite.”

But really….lesson 8, focused on the value and insights into imagination …..while quietly expressing that nothing will change without it…..I just love….it is my favorite…..whoops, there I go again.

It wasn’t the first time.

It was hard…..

It scared me…..I was freightend…..tremors and terror raced through my being, from head to toe.

Shame or liberty?
Shame or liberty?

Now I love it….look forward to it……I often find myself in lessons 4, 5 or 6 thumbing ahead to read the 6 sentences that  with the word….the big, great, limitless word…..Imagination.

6. The imagination will be found to be a great assistance in this direction; the cultivation of the imagination leads to the development of the ideal out of which your future will emerge.

7. The imagination gathers up the material by which the Mind weaves the fabric in which your future is to be clothed.

8. Imagination is the light by which we can penetrate new worlds of thought and experience.

9. Imagination is the mighty instrument by which every discoverer, every inventor, opened the way from precedent to experience. Precedent said, “It cannot be done;” experience said, “It is done.”

10. Imagination is a plastic power, molding the things of sense into new forms and ideals.

11. Imagination is the constructive form of thought which must precede every constructive form of action.

WHY DID I GET SCARED?

Reading this the very first time….my heart is pumping, I’m thinking …..wow……’your future is to be clothed’…..wow……’opened the way…….wow…..’your future will emerge’…..and wow-wow-wow ‘penetrate new worlds’…..beautiful.  Elegant.  Stunning choice of words.

Then I get to 12…..sitting at my kitchen table, my eyes well up…..I want a different outcome, a different life……and I wasn’t trying to ‘get away’ from what I had, I didn’t hate my life or boss or feel alone….my hope in the undertaking was that I could “improve” some of the conditions and, relax the financial stress, spend more time with the kids….be a better dad by being around more often, stress free or at least managable….and BAM…..the pie in the face….feeling humliation….a wasted life flashes before me …damn that subby, never forgets a damn thing…..

That horrible and wonderful moment of shame and hope….simultaneously courses through every fiber of my being

I’m weak…..so shame takes over…..I try to get to that flickering feeling of hope…..but…..well, you know…..it’s vanity…..

I don’t want anyone to know….

I want to rationalize it away….the shame, lots of it for some reason

I want to pretend the circumstances are ones I did not create so I can justify …..

But I can’t…..I’ve got too much Haanel in me at this point….

So 12?

12. A builder cannot build a structure of any kind until he has first received the plans from the architect, and the architect must get them from his imagination

QUITE A COUPLE, ODD MAN OUT

Combining 12 and the phrase “penetrate new worlds” is the cause of the terror….I realize all the things I wanted…..all the things I wanted to change…..all the improvements …..all of everything….had NOTHING to do with new worlds…..

And, no…..this isn’t some ‘think bigger’ feeling going on…..

I simply did not have an imagination….

The compass to new worlds is within, not without
The compass to new worlds is within, not without

I sat there and thought….and thought……and thought….and I could not remeber a time I had thought about anything except the conditions in my life…..what I’d like to see more of, less of….eliminated…..and any ‘add-ons’ were, really…..all connected to the current conditions….

Waking up and feeling good about the investment I was making daily in the lessons came to a grinding halt.

I was frozen…..shamed…..ashamed……terrified that I had no real imagination …..and……if the “structure” cannot be built ……until the architect forks over the plans…..and the architect “must get them from his imagination” ….where does that leave someone without an imagination.

Is my life merely going to be reduced to tinkering with what I have…..is my purpose in life, really, to improve something I really don’t have passion for?

BAM! BAM! BAM!

There it was…..passion……

How did that word, in this near panic-depression……pop into my mind?

THE REAL CHALLENGE

OK….been training my brain and learning the 7 Laws of the Mind

Law of Relaxation pops in….yeah….that’s it….relax.

I go to the same place, sit….and shut down the race mind…..

This is good….

Whoops…race mind is back….

Relaxation….starting to relax now….

Race mind…..

I can win….I can do this…..I’ve been doing this for 2 months….

I did this for the first 4 weeks….everyday….

I know I can do this….

Oh…idea….smile!

I smile…..

I relax…..

I know that when the creator makes the call…..to be of service…..He pays the expenses, provides the ways and means or the ability to meet them easily….

The cement has cracked on the Buddha…..I no longer feel terror or shame…..

I realize this is my moment…..right now….right this second….and all I have to do is get out of the way…..

The preface of lesson two flashes through my mind…..now I’m loving that ‘subby’ never forgets…

Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests” …..and, it’s not the first time that one has flashed into my mind….

Only it’s different….really different because

….well…..because I know…..I know where my true interest in life is….

Our heart's desire is in us....will we listen to it?
Our heart’s desire is in us….will we listen to it?

It’s been whispering to me for years…..without realizing it, I’ve even spoken of it many times.

Teach.

I don’t know how but the idea that teaching….[teachers made around $40,000 at that time in Massachusetts]…..would not be enough to support myself and the kids never crosses my mind….because I know that when we find out true place in the world, our dharma……that the Master Architect will provide the ways and the means….

I don’t think about the methods….a massive departure for me…..

I begin to shape a vision…..that I can live where I want…..and do what I love…..and my eyes well up….

And 8 becomes my favorite lesson…..

I realize I do have an imagination and the price I am paying, daily…..is paying off, right now…..

And while I get to do what I love….I get a bigger gift…..being surrounded by amazing members in a mastermind who are teaching me more than, well, than they can imagine…..and penetraing those new worlds for me and with me…..and inspiring me….constantly.

“Imagine……it’s easy if you try” John Lennon

keep giving to keep growing

believe

mark januszweski

 

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Follow Your Bliss

 

 

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Master Key System Week 7; Tower of Babel

OLD STORY, NEW MEANING?

Everything is easy……and everything is hard….

So easy reading the material by week 7……so easy sitting and doing with my mind the exercises…..so difficult vitalizing the lessons into my life…..so hard.

The reading is easy now because I’ve bought in, 100%.   The pain of realizing I’ve created my life, the good, the bad and they ugly has long passed.

Yeah, it was painful to move from taking credit for the good stuff and blaming people, companies, places and things for the bad and ugly stuff …..but the truth, my truth, is that it wasn’t as painful to do that as I thought.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, it hurt like hell…..but….there was also an instant rushing in of freedom, hope and faith that was, well….divine.

If I had created all of it….the good, bad and ugly…..then I could create …..and I just got so damn excited about that the pain was more like a stubbing of a toe pain…..man, it hurts like hell but we also know, don’t we, that it will pass and be forgotten…..even if we break a toe, we KNOW it’s going to heal……and I knew I could heal the conditions in my life ……

The exericises, for me, by week 7 had broken down into 3 groups….

Ones that came easy – YIPPEE

Ones that were challenging but I quickly got a handle on….YEAH

Hundreds of Ideas About How The World Could Be Better
Leading Two Lives?

Ones that I really, really struggled with……YEAH and YIPPEE….because, by the end of the week…..there was marked improvement…..sometimes even a moment of sublime perfection.   Hitting the “sweet-spot” where there was great struggle, even for a couple seconds…..is elegant, yes?

But…..always a but…..where was the application?

It was like I had two lives……this philosophical “study” and my life.

Sure….there were mental breakthrus…..and tears of relief, joy, regret, sadness……but, still….I was nagged by the feeling of seperation.

What I mean is…..knowing a philosophy and speaking about it is all BS if there is not application…..daily, hourly……if I’m not living it then the ideas are just words that show off intellect at a party…..see what I mean?

VISUALIZATION

And in lesson seven…..Haanel hits my square in the face with the solution…..visualization.  It’s time to move that ideal, idealization …..to a clear mental picture.

I’m an idea man……or so I thought….

Always had an idea…..to make it big, to improve something in my life, in my subculture…..in the USA……in the world!

Great ideas…..

In section 13 of lesson seven I read…..Clearness and accuracy are obtained only by repeatedly having the image in mind. Each repeated action renders the image more clear and accurate than the preceding, and in proportion to the clearness and accuracy of the image will the outward manifestation be. You must build it firmly and securely in your mental world, the world within, before it can take form in the world without

BAM!

I know it’s a BAM! because it has the ring of truth for me………but…..there’s that “but” again……my mind keeps jumping from image to image…..hundreds of scenarios, thousands of outcomes…..YIKES!   I read the sentence again…..and again……and again…..quiet my mind……peace for a moment…..100s of images…..back to peace…..and the idea that this is a condition I am creating …pops into my head.  I’m responsible for this…..or am I?

I ask….for the solution…..

Tower of Babel pops into my head.  I am reminded of the deeper message……

More weeping….yeah, yeah, I did a lot of that …..but freedom from the bondage of self is so gratifying…..to know the struggle is over….to be free in my mind from me overwhelming…..

So the Tower of Babel?

Babel means confusion…..like all those ideas without visualization and manifestation…..

Who Knew I Had Learned The Solution Years and Years Before?
Who Knew I Had Learned The Solution Years and Years Before?

Basically this parable is about denying one source……the source.

The ‘tribe’ came to a plain and decided to build a struture to reach heaven.

This means we, as individuals, believe something EXTERNAL will make us complete, whole….fufilled…..it’s the River of Dreams stuff……the ‘everyone speaking a different language’……meaning…..confusion of ideas as to what will make us happy …..[and everyone’s got an idea for that, right? Mom, Dad, teachers, insitutions, employers, MLM companies…..everyone has a blueprint for our happiness]…….

The idea that God had everyone speak a different lauguage is really a metaphor…..for confusion of thoughts…..that something we do or get or accomplish will lead us to “heaven” …..and while I read this parable  and thought how “absurd” those people were……believing they could ‘reach heaven’ it turns out that was exactly how I was living my life….

And….then…..tremendous laughter…….I realized all my “brilliant ideas” were simply reformatting everyone else’s blueprint and work….and ideas……so I could reach ‘heaven’…..be happy.

In other words, hibitual wrong thinking…..that somehow, something I could think of would make happy…..which is self reliance…..and, really, doomed to fail…creating more fear, more refomatting….and as more things don’t work out…..I get more fearful, without realizing it….and ‘jumpp’ from idea to idea……BABEL.

Gales of laugher……and I thought they were dumb for trying to build a tower?  LMAO now…..

Who knew the River of Dreams and the Cement Buddha were just updated versions of the Tower of Babel?
Who knew the River of Dreams and the Cement Buddha were just updated versions of the Tower of Babel?

Understanding that it all really happens in part 2 …..”Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests” and it all runs on Emerson’s Law of Give More, Get More…..service…..all I have to do is walk away from the River of Dreams [Tower of Babel] …..look not to the external by listen to my heart while asking for pure honesty…..to make certain of my own true interests are from withing……and………that will, really, put me on the threshold……

The Babel stops……visualization begins…..feintly at first……then, daily, it gets clearer…..clearer…..and cleaer

The confusion of tongues in the parable is really a graphic description of the state of mind of those who have yet begun to center their lives on the source and service…….and I am grateful…..

believe

mark januszewski

The days of future past 🙂 

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Master Key Experience; Week 6 Concentration is … um, uh

FOCUS ON WHAT? 

Looking at a photograph for 10 minutes then covering it up and seeing it in my mind.

Simple.

So excited that the exercises are more engaging.

Haanel tells me thinking of a “purpose” for 10 minutes is hard.   My mind will wander.

Tells me I can’t do it.

I like to compete but I notice I’m a little pissed…..I can do this.

Yeah, even Moe, Larry and Curley popped in
Yeah, even Moe, Larry and Curley popped in

So I start thinking about my Definite Major Purpose.

And the Red Sox.

Back to DMP.   Shake it off…..just warming up.

I clear my mind.

OK…..here we go.

S#@T!

Shake it off, come on… you’ve been reading this thing, with excitement, for weeks…

And so it goes.

OK….I am not willing to surrender but I am willing to get better…..sounds great.  Got myself convinced now.

The first day with the picture is even worse than the DMP…..I admit it.  I’m pissed.

I know under anger is fear.

Is everyone else getting this?   Damn, it’s just a picture……it’s not like trying to hit a golf ball or juggle.

I flash back to the science that most people can’t hold a thought for 6 seconds.

I know I’ve improved…..and a thought flashes in as I sit there, bewildered…..and I weep.

CELEBRATE

The word celebrate keeps getting louder.

This is Hero’s Journey stuff… one of the archetypes is “discoverer.”

I celebrate… in my heart…I blare some Billy Joel, limp-sync-ing with a headset on

…like I’m at Madison Square Garden.

I look at some baseball cards that bring back warm fuzzy feelings….Billy’s still blaring.

Celebrate!! It opens the pathway to ideas....anger closes the same pathways
Celebrate!! It opens the pathway to ideas….anger closes the same pathways

I know feeling good about this discovery will lead to ideas, actions, thoughts I can take to improve…..to 7 seconds……to 10 seconds…..I know.

Metaphors start rolling in….as soon as I let go of ego and re-read 6.

6-20 The power of attention can be more readily understood by comparing it with a magnifying glass in which the rays of sunlight are focused; they possess no particular strength as long as the glass is moved about and the rays directed from one place to another; but let the glass be held perfectly still and let the rays be focused on one spot for any length of time, the effect will become immediately apparent

BAM!

My heart begins to race….really race.   The mastermind princple pops into my head….and I call some peeps I know who are educators.

Ask them to meet with me.

Set a demand up in my mind….almost instantly it takes hold.   I’m reading Emerson’s Law of Compensation and it occurs to me that if I can find ways to quicken the lenght of time we can concentrate that will help others it will help me…it will return.

I think in pictures, making not being able to see the snapshot clearly more puzzling…..but, I press on.

Word pictures…metaphors.

Compass – BAM!

Shapes – BAM!

They fly fast and furious….tons of them.

THE MEETING

I meet with the educators…..spell it out for them.   They laugh…..it’s a problem they have themselves, with their students….and, well….it leads to lots of meetings with individuals and it becomes clear….I gotta be the ginuea pig.   I know it will work….

With some help we define things……then I begin, over a period of years to refine it……..but that’s not really important.

My concentration improves without me noticing….because I had, unconsciously, broken from the pack.

Have you "Keyed" something already?
Have you “Keyed” something already?

In an attempt to make it easier for others, it got easier for me.  Give more, get more.

I’m driving home from a meeting….thinking about concentration and looking for colors and shapes…..when my body, on Route 1 in Rowley, MA begins to tremble.

I pull over……now I’m shaking.

Deciding to live by the compass, my DMP  andwithout realizing it, it had happened.  I actually had “Master Keyed” something.

It was late that night, maybe 11:oo when I pulled over.

I sit there elated and baffled.  Next time I look at the dashboard it’s almost 2:oo AM.

I make a mental note of that moment, the one I am sharing with your right now.   This is big because subby doesn’t know ‘size’ and that I ‘keyed’ something matters….not the size of it.  Dazzling.  The world will never look or be the same to me…..

And……over the next month….I slip a little bit….then…..I slip a little more…..not reading every day…..missing sits….

And now, with each session we run….I wonder how many members “miss’ the idea that they’ve already got the Master Key and have used it yet begin to slip in the face of progress.  Just like I did.

The next month was terrible……rationalizing…..finding fault with the material…..doubting……

What the hell was going on?

Resentful.

Prideful.

Life in general begins to return to what I knew.

I make resolutions…..I don’t keep them, not for long anyway…..

Then, I hit bottom.

And it is often in despair that we finally come clean and I do with a friend.

My pal Doug from NH likes to say, “stop looking for answers, get different questions.”

We talked a lot over the years about that……

“So,” I ask, “what’s the question?”

“What are you in fear of?”

 

RESISTING?

All resistance is fear.  Both the death of the life of mini-dramas and the responsibility of what to do with this power will show up in different forms of resistance.

Looking for science to prove this won’t work online.

Looking for scientific proof affirmations don’t work [puh-leeze]

Skipping readings

Not throwing our hearts into the index cards

Ditching the metaphors, as if it were too below us…

Cheating on or eliminating the sit…

Knit-picking over a phrase here and there…..

The God thing… and pretending some how our “religious belief’s” are being threatened, [big PUH-LEEZE there, good grief]

All of it is fear based.  Deal with it; you are powerful beyond measure…..you’ve probably ‘keyed’ something already, [those ‘inexplicable things?]…..and the adventure is there

Pick the compass in your heart and stick with it because your soul is rooting for you

believe

mark januszewski

Give more, get more

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