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Master Key Week 11; The Payoffs Begin

THE DEBATE

For years the debate raged…but without rage.   Masterminds are so productive and powerful when there is true harmony.   The debate centered the “pay-off”

The Debate

Share the prize now or later?
Share the prize now or later?

POINT:  Promising a pay-off that would insure success in all ventures and encouraging people to develop 4 tiny habits over a 6 week period…operating as if  the “promise” of a pay-off would be believed and the “insuring” of success would sweeten the pot more than enough to entice members to engage fully, daily, in 4 tiny actions

COUNTER POINT:  Inform the members excactly what the pay-off would be and operate as if their understanding of acquiring the bigger habit of persistence would ignite even deeper engagement in the 4 little habits.

For the diligent, the treasures are just beginning… they will be coming in abundance for the faithful during upcoming progressions, [shhh..and in the 2 we are currently working into the members daily lives]

FAITH

In the end we took turns arguing both points of view.   This is a wonderful exercise with a mastermind group by the way.   The arguing of both sides of a point does lead to wonderful enlightenment while reminding one that it is “purpose over ego” – very effective, try it out sometime.

What none of us could get past was faith.   I’m not talking about the kind of faith most instructors would like…faith in the teacher.   We’re talking about having faith in the members and really understanding what they’d been reading for two months was illustration after illustration of the steps to persistence.

At the core of the decision we made to share only that there would be a pay-off but not define it was both the seed and the battleship exercises.

The Battleship:  The promise of success in all ventures.   To imagine being successful with ideas members are getting a clear mental picture of daily, with effortlessness is the battleship.   The opportunity to “think” is thereby created.   What does that mean?  It means that by focusing on being successful, knowing one would be successful before they even begin is an ideal for most of us…and looking at what we were asking members to do, daily, is, really, a pratical application of that battleship exercise.

The Seed:  The 4 tiny habits, no matter how well one engaged, have been planted.   Something to build on…something to take a hard look at…and ask, “did I do my best?”  If one looks at that without judgement, great discovery abounds.

The bigger discovery we hoped for and the years have proven this to be correct, is that

Are you all in?
Are you all in?

many members have shared they simply did not do their best daily…and while regretting it to some degree, it was correctable regarding persistence with a little back tracking but there were no longer “half-baked” efforts moving forward…no more “doing the exercises as if they were a ‘to do’ list”…they moved all-in, daily.

Was it a trick or a lesson?

Does that really matter?   No, not to us.   The second half of the course has multiple progressions and combinations….all building to extrodinary pay-offs, really extrordinary and the “discovery” of a falsehood sets, we felt, members up for bigger successes by exposing a massive lie.

The Lie?

You can’t be here and not be here.

The truth is you can be here and not be here.   Yeah, here I go again with the “whole is greater than the sum of the parts” speech.   You are in a Mastermind Alliance that has a specific “cause” …no matter how you engaged with the 4 tiny habits that develop the bigger habit of persistence, do better.   You are here, you are in this thing, you are part of something special or very special.  What makes it “very” special is you taking  everything you can by giving more than you ever imagined possible.

Give more…and you’ll get more.

You’ve already begun to develop a “habit” that less than 5% of the people on the planet, according to Hill, ever have….persistence.  Real persistence.  Not that crap the motivational speakers peddle from stage; that “don’t quit” nonsense.  You know better, I know better… hell, anyone with common sense knows better.

Authentic persistence is Aladdin's Lamp
Authentic persistence is Aladdin’s Lamp

PAY THE PRICE.  Practice persistence the rest of the way with each and every progression….we are running multiple progressions and have been for a few weeks….dig in, be persistence…especially that part about continuous action…you don’t have to think about what to do…it’s all spelled out for you each week.   The treausres that await you cannot be found, they must be earned…you’ve got the “map” but as Og points out, the “map” regardless of the detail, will not carry you over one inch of ground nor yield the treasure that is waiting for you to claim in.

We simply cannot urge you more strongly to leverage those 4 tiny habits that make up the bigger habit of persistence with the uncoming and the on going “progressions” we have built into the course.   Day-by-day improve and embrace.   When you discover, via persistence on these tasks any 10 year old can do what you are crafting for yourself you will be, as Og says, “Happier than you ever believed possible.  Matter for fact, I promise, if you’ll fully embrace this current progression as we reveal it, you will state, absolutely, that you are, in fact … happier.    And when you discover the science behind what happens in a happy brain you’ll want everyone you know and care about to have what you have…the compulsion to share this self-crafted gift will stun you and “you’ll really like you” even more.

And one more thing…the “continuous action” in the persistence formula is really driven by that buring desire Hill wrote about…that earnest deisre Haanel wrote about…more gusto with those DMP reads….more often….you’ve got so much more to give….and I promise that the pay-offs will dazzle you…and that’s not the best part.

The best part?

The best part is that the treasures will be yours!   You will have earned them with the “hard mental labor so few are willing to do”  Haanel.   And better yet, the more you give those treasures away that you earn, the more they will return to you…

believe

mark j

Mahalo for checking out the Master Key Experience
Mahalo for checking out the Master Key Experience

Master Key Week 10; Inside The Dream

NOW

The time is now.  Now. Now. Now.

As members of the Master Key Mastermind Alliance make the turn to presistence and the second trimester, something interesting happens.   It’s conflict.

In one corner of this battle… Will it work for me?   Where are the results?

In the other corner… I really want this new reality I’ve been affirming for two months.

I know this conflict because while I’m one of the the facilitators I am also a member.   Doing the drill, the daily “homework” and experiencing many of the same things.  Rays of hope rush in like the tides and, just as quickly, doubts try to get equal attention.

To say this was not a struggle in the mid-90s with my first few passes at fidelity to the world within creating the world without would be a lie.   The battle would rage, back and forth in my mind.

I’m going to live in this truth that thought is everything… who am I kidding to think I can conceive a new reality of 3000 members experiencing the Master Key Mastermind Alliance?

I added exerices to reinforce what I was reading.

Same conflict.

I added more exercises.

Same conflict.

I extended the “sitting for ideas” time from 15 minutes to 30.

Same conflict.

To 45 minutes.

Same conflict.

I knew the Master Teacher was right about “A double minded man is unstable in many ways” and it created layers of conflict.

Then in lesson 10 of the Master Key System I saw a sentence that made me so mad.  Oh, not the sentence but that someone must have snuck it into the text while I was sleeping.  You know how that happens?   I sure don’t.

10:9 Thought is the connecting link between the infinite and the finite, between the individual and the universal.

Judgment is a dream killer
Judgment is a dream killer

Why did that smack me upside the head?   In an instant I realized that I was “doing the drill” but no fully in, not really.   I was doing these things to “get” what I wanted instead of “giving” these idea without expectation.  Trust.  It was all about trust and I had the results as a measure of success instead living in the experience.   In essence, I was looking at the results… actually looking for results to form my “conclusive opinion.”

Whoops.

Every master key member knows “opinion” is a judgment and all judgment comes from the old blueprint’s complusion to reaffirm a sense of self.   Holy crap!   How can I become a new person with a new life if I keep reconfirming the very thing I am trying to replace?

Are we funny or what?

I was talking new reality and waiting for it to show up by reconfirming, with each doubt, the current reality… which, ironically, was based on my past reality.  OMGoodness.

I stopped doing the drill, the check list…DMP 3X a day, reading index cards, sitting, reading and all the rest of it.  I stopped, just flat out stopped.   It was like I was leading two lives…this guy who did these things to “influence” my subconscious and this other guy who was waiting for evidence to show up.  All the while there was this third guy, the “jury” waiting to render judgment.   Can you say “unstable in many ways?” 🙂

Everybody who understands anything about the mind knows we can’t just stop something, we’ve got to replace it with something else.  Plus, I had made, as all members to, promises to finish.   And Haanel’s warning, to not start if your not going to finish…that we are always training our brain was a truth I knew I could not abandon … that would be reckless.   Everybody says reckless behavior always leads to a wreck and I can attest to that too.

It was in week 10, in that sentence that the doing the “drill” and “waiting in judgment” ended and the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts took on a completely different meaning.   I became, fully, the observer and that simple act released me from judgment, opinion and negative thought… from doubt.   I moved all in.

How?

I stopped “doing” the drill and embraced this is who I am.  Now.  NOW!   These readings, sittings, thinking periods, recordings, blogging was no longer going to be things I was “doing” but it was who I was.  And, as promised in sentence 9, the line was crossed, the connection between the finite and the infinite began… with a rich flow of ideas.

I realized hope is not a strategy and that if my intention was good for others and did not take anyone else’s good, the way would be shown … the resources, the plan, the ideas would rush in.   And so they did.   What had been a “drill” or “laundry list” became the best part of the day that I could decide to let spill into the rest of the day.

THE KEY TO THE VAULT

It was not longer, the assignments, an “interruption” of my day or chores I needed to complete to keep my promises I had committed to in writing, it was who I was.   Full immersion into the new reality.   Full.

So what happened?   Everything I wanted to create in the new reality either happened or something better happened.   And that is the key to the vault.   One word was the key to the vault.

That word?

Detachment.

I detached from the outcome and lived with focused attention, in the moment.   Perfectly? Instantly?   Of course not… hell, I’m still working on it daily.   But it is a lot easier to get in that spot and stay in that spot for long periods of time when I remain the observer.

EVIDENCE SHOWS UP

So now I’m all in and the idea of carrying this message to the world, to help people help themselves “shed” the cement and become self-directed thinkers comes to me day after day in my daily sitting for ideas.  This Master Key Experience can be huge I start thinking… people will inspire others by example… with hard work, they can help themselves change and their mere presence will motivate others to take charge of their lives.

And Opera interviewing us pops into my mind.   And I begin to weep.   No, not over the idea of size or glory…I weep because instead of “who am I kidding?” being the reaction, it’s “why not see what the infinite has in mind?”

I cut this video back in 2010….living it in the NOW

 

 

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

I start animating the dreamboard, the movie poster if you will.  It turns out, right on that property, we held our first retreat…

We’ve written out over $200,000 in checks since then…only 1.8 million to go and we are growing…

60 People from 60 Countries
60 People from 60 Countries

Now all that is cool, it’s great, it’s… well, a dream coming true.   But that’s not the really big thing.

The really big thing?

Just as Haanel explains, the plan and the people to make this all a reality are showing up.   People like Donald Overlander, Marea, the guides….people smarter than me, people with immense gifts that they want to share, great ideas and reliability that is the stuff legends are made from.   A true mastermind alliance so we can not just expand to well beyond 3000 members but… unlike most expansions, improve the end users experiene rather than compromise it.  WOW.   How cool is that?

I know, with every fiber of my being, that within the membership this year are more pieces of the puzzle, people like Dan & Jenna who have gifts, who want to take on this cause to

Famous Amos showed up and was blown away
Famous Amos showed up and was blown away

alter the consciousness on the planet.    People who have gifts, ideas and skills that can move the Master Key Experience from an idea who’s time has come to a movement that inspires thousands.

And all I have to do?   Well, that’s not really important, that’s just the personality of what I am holding as a reality.   What is important is the principle.

The principle?   Be in as much of your new reality as you can be now, annimate your dreams now, go drive that new car every week, go to Paris in your mind by cooking Parisen food now once a week… what ever.  NOW.  NOW.  NOW.

Have some fun with this…cross the line, be yourself and TRUST…if we get off a very adriot way to “judge” based on measuring our preceived effort against results and simply become that new reality… it happens and usually, really, in a better way then you could possibly imagine.   We never imagined that last year, during the Master Key LIVE Retreat, that people would love so much that they’d complain that it wasn’t longer…that they wanted more than 4 days, that they wanted 6 days…and so it will be.

It’s coming in July, late July and that’s not really important in the context of this blog… what is important is the principle – I began living in this dream, stopped doing the drill back in 2010 and detached from the outcome.   I never imagined we’d be getting emails about the 2016 LIVE RETREAT; that we needed to make it bigger this year, not next year.

Live in your dream now, do it now.   Avoid the mistake I made of measuring my effort against results….that’s old blueprint stuff.

Truth?

If I had 100% of what I hoped for in 2007, we would not have 1/10th of the life and blessings we have today.

How’d it happen?

We gave 100% to the now and detached from the outcome, trusting Universal Law.

believe

mark januszewski

 

 

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

Mahalo for checking out the Master Key Experience
Mahalo for checking out the Master Key Experience

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

 

Follow Your Bliss
Follow Your Bliss

 

 

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 🙂 

Follow Your Bliss
Follow Your Bliss

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

Follow Your Bliss
Follow Your Bliss

Master Key System Week 5: I Got No Opinion….yeah, right

OPINION

OK, how do I even start this?

As soon as I start to even think about making a point……thoughts instantly form to support it….to support my opinion.

Aren’t I entitled to my opinion?

"Let me tell you what I know..."
“Let me tell you what I know…”

Don’t get me started…..Americans have been conditioned to feel entitled….to opinions…..to resources in other countries ……to….whoops, I guess I got myself started.

Now I’ve got to figure out how to get around this……challenge……

And there it is…..looking at the wrong stuff, again.

It’s stunning how much of my life was spent forming opinions so I could “express” myself.

And, almost always, it was either to get my way or justify my behavior…..oh, yeah, almost forgot…..to “show off” what I think I know.  Good grief…..

I simply cannot imagine working that hard anymore…..to shore up that psuedo self-esteem.

THE HOUSE 

Haanel’s lesson for week 5 really was a turning point for me…..actually, that may not be accurate.  Like so many who begin this exercise in earnest…..especially us mirco-wave, got to have it right now Americans [whoops, did I just express an opinion for no reason? 🙂 ] ……anyway, for most of us….finding the Master Key, claiming it, learning to use it, [after we finally stop looking for the lock], it is a process.   And, most likely it was lesson 5 that helped me embrace that I had already surrendered……I just did not know it till lesson 5.

In passage 9 Haanel writes, “If either of us were building a home for ourselves, how careful we would be in regard to the plans; how we should study every detail; how we should watch the material and select only the best of everything; and yet how careless we are when it comes to building our Mental Home, which is infinitely more important than any physical home, as everything which can possibly enter into our lives depends upon the character of the material which enters into the construction of our Mental Home.”

We really are more attentive to things than thoughts
We really are more attentive to things than thoughts

Opinions, I realized, instantly, were really poor material.

Why?

Most of my opinion was formed by listening to others, conditioning from the “lets-turn-them-into-consumers” educational system and the government…..and others by-products [friends, foes, parents] of the “follow-if-you-want-to-fit-in” drone, “don’t think for yourself” types ……..of subcultures we find ourselves in.

As I began…..to really understand that while most folks were well intetioned…..opinions were out of control and even the ones I was rejecting were influencing me.

What they hell?

The fear I had become so used to…sort of numb to it……had turned me into someone who used opinion constantly to ……constantly reconfirm my identity.   That I was living in my associative memory and these “opinions” were trapping me in the associative memory…..and locking me out of my imagination.

I was living by precedent……and not making progress……simply rearranging the furniture……in a house. a life….that was not interesting……even though those opinions tried to, with a little passion mixed in, make me seem interesting…..anyway…..I realized I could not build a house that I wanted….a life I wanted ….with material from my associative memory…..opinions had to go…

But what would I do?  Where could I find a path to the lumber yards and warehouses of great materials?

THE MAP

Son of a gun….there is was…..as I sat there pondering, way back when……borderline panic…….in passages 20 and 21

20……”It is the benignant force which decrees primal creation. It thrills down from the Divine, direct into every created being. It originates life, which the physical scientist has not done, nor ever can do. It stands out among all forces supreme, unapproachable. No human heredity can approach it. No human heredity measures up to it.

It was the last place I looked....
It was the last place I looked….

21. This Infinite Life flows through you; is you. Its doorways are but the faculties which comprise your consciousness. To keep open these doors is the Secret of Power. Is it not worthwhile to make the effort?”

It was within me!   I had spent my time looking outside….for the right answers…..for the “secrets” [to success, love, realtionships, etc] ……for the meaning of life……

And, son-of-bitch…..there it was in the first chapter of the first book ….Genisis….”and His face moved across the waters”….and ….”heaven and earth”…….oh my goodness…..the realm of divine ideas with the water representing the connection…..between Unversial Mind….and….stunned…..me.

I just had to open the doorways…..and let that “comprise my consciousness” …….

Now I had it.

Or did I?

Knowing and doing are often two different things……

Passionate opinions would flow from my lips later that day.

Felt bad……tried again…..and again….and……started to see some progress.

Need help…..sat…..thought…..John Wooden pops into my head.

Naw, can’t be thinking of basketball…..and I dimiss it……and it pops in again……and again…

I surrender…..did a lot of that in lesson 5……..there is tremendous power in surrender, unconditional surrender.

Funny, we think it’s going to hurt or humilate us…..but it’s freeing…..to surrender the bondage of self.

WOODEN

Start reading some of his 54 things he lives by…..

Ask myself…..why are you reading this?

Oh, yeah….something that will help me let go of opinion and, with practice, I can get better materials to build the house…..in that bewlidering frontal lobe….yeah, now I remember.

BAM!

“Consider the rights of others before your feelings and the feeling of others before your rights.”

Got to read it 4 times.

Sounds tough…….Og pops in my head….Scroll 2.

The tears of gratitude were overwhelming
The tears of gratitude were overwhelming

I decide to stop worring about the problem, me and my opinions….and I focus on Mandino’s ‘when tempted to critisize I will bite on my tongue, when moved to praise I will shout it from the roof tops.”

Wooden’s challenging idea fits perfectly…..and in a few days…..all I am doing is shouting praise of others from the roof tops…….

And, I slip a little…..and a little more…..but they come less and less frequently…..and last for nano-seconds……

The “doors” fly open…..and a rich flow of ideas starts surging through me

…..and I weep…..like a baby

believe

mark januszewski

My press release

Follow Your Bliss
Follow Your Bliss

 

 

Master Key System Week 4; Naughty Little Peptides?

IT’S REMARKABLE

There is tremendous pain and relief in knowing the choices I am are pretermined, for real, by what we affectionately call ‘the blueprint.’

Peptides: Naughty or Nice?
Peptides: Naughty or Nice?

Coping with the idea that not only are all the choices I make made about 4-6 seconds before my conscious mind knows the decision is made….is, well, bewildering.

No free will……..

Is this good news or is it bad news?

I guess it depends on a few things….

 

  1. Mood
  2. Ego
  3. Responsibility
  4. Forgiving
  5. Forgetting
  6. Fear
  7. Faith…..

Well, the list is endless, isn’t it?

The hard reality the stunning science behind the ‘blueprint’ idea is a thrill of a lifetime if I can lay my ego down and, here’s the biggie, comprehend, on some level, that my initial reaction is also ‘predetermined’ …..YIKES!

There is nothing in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance Experience that has been debated longer and debated with as much spirit…….as to when to introduce this mindbending, liberating, terrifying and exhilirating information.

TIMING

It was never a question of ‘if’ but always when.

Lesson 4 of the Master Key System is, in and of itself, so intense…that the debate was …..too much in this week vs. the conclusion that the creator is within…..hmmmm

Will it blow people away?

Is that a good thing?

Is that a not good thing?

Maybe both?

In a nutshell, our cells……are addicted…to peptides released in massive quatities when we have a feeling…any feeling …the peptides we produce are linked to directly to feelings….a specific peptide for each feeling….and since the cells are addicted, even behaviors we want to modify, and sometimes do modify for a few days really have no chance to stick if the behavoirs interrupt the addiction.

This is why resolutions never work…..sooner or later the cells demand, [think addicition], for a particular peptide sends stronger and stronger messages to the brain….and the subby, that mysterious source that never sleeps…has us unconsciously making decisions that will create scenarios…..that trigger actions…..that will make us act contray to the behavior modification….and bang, they get their “fix.’

Those naughty little peptides…

Here’s the proof….

Change…..go for it ….

 

NAUGHTY OR LIBERATING?

That is the choice, isn’t it?

Master Key Lesson 4.5: The greatest and most marvelous power which this “I” has been given is the power to think, but few people know how to think constructively, or correctly, consequently they achieve only indifferent results. Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind. When a mind becomes mature, it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought.

And there it is…..for me….the liberty.  The “I” can think.

For me it was understanding that I was just beginning to learn to think….and, if, with effort I could learn to think from the “I” it would be possible to create a new, clear reality ….the trick was ….how do I drive it into the subby?…..and create new peptides?….and get the cells additiced to peptides of my choice instead of defaulting to my addiction

If I wanted peptides for joy, liberty….harmony….peace of mind…..if I identified a vision that would trigger positive peptides and reinforced them, with triggers that keep them, on several levels within my consciousness, change would be not just possible, it would be a done deal.

That ol' blueprint wants it's fix and is cunning, like any addict
That ol’ blueprint wants it’s fix and is cunning, like any addict

But time….and the emotional and business and physical enrironments I live in made this a challenge…..wiat, was that the old blueprint rationalizing……OK, now I can see how complicated this is……or is it?

Is that the old blueprint too?
BAM! Yes….I realized I was addicted to, among other things…using ‘time’ as an excuse to trigger feelings that would produce peptides. A NON-JUDGEMENTAL look at my ‘pattern’ would, if I was honest…and asked the 2 honest-with-me friends I had to verify and or expand on my findings.

Here was my pattern, one of many.

I would get a good idea…from someone, something I read….and use ‘time’ …not having the time to do it….to feel like a victim and that great phrase, which my friend verified…came rolling off my lips….

The phrase? “If only….’

If only I had the time….
If only I had the money
If only I had saved more money…
If only I had the disipline….

I wanted to use MY LIFE as an excuse for my life?
Holy Batman.

Those 2 friends laughed and said, “YES! You are constantly using the phrase ‘if only'”

THE SIT & THE WORK

And, oddly enough, I’m reading the solution every day….

It is in ‘the sit’

The ‘sit’ and quieting the mind, for me, was probably not going to be enough….whoops, old blueprint.

The trail of thought leads me to another truth about me …..to me……not trying and doing because of the fear….”what if I do this and it doesn’t work for me?”

And Haanel shatters that notion…..”it requires work, hard mental labor that so many are unwilling to do.”

The sit, while in a sit one day…..reveals the solution.   It is in the sit, not just sitting to sit, to “do the exercise” but to really concentrate…..and I really sucked at it.

The "Sit"?  WIll it pay off for me?
The “Sit”? WIll it pay off for me?

Those naughty old-blueprint cell addicted peptides kept telling me it wouldn’t work for me….and I did not have the time…..

BAM!  I read and begin affirming…..I can be what I will to be.

Is it possible I am addicted to including myself in the ‘most people’ Throreau identified……”Most people live lives of quiet desperation?”

Then, out of the blue…..divine inspiration…..something fighting to make itself known in the subby…..prayer….luck…..who cares…..I surrender and remember something from my days in college, where I was an English major……..and, the subby never forgets…..funny how it happened.

I keep thinking….too hard….

BABBIT pops into my head…

“Clear the mechanism!” I demand of myself.

Voice says “BABBIT”

Clear the mechanism!” I yell.

Quiet the mind…..like I had been practicing….

“BABBIT”

I’m pissed.

“BABBIT”

So I give up….listen to the voice and the last line of Babbit pops into my head……

 

OMGoodness

All those years if pondering “most people live lives of quiet desperation” …was me, was Babbit.

And the peptides were not ‘naughty’ …..I had created them…..

And since I had created them……I could create new ones!

It only required 2 things……if Haanel was correct.   If I did these 2 things…..the methods, [which some of you now know, Index cards, Og, shapes] would appear…..

The 2 things?

I had to do these 2 things or default to what I had.

I needed something stronger.

Drive that new blueprint with a clear vision and FEELINGS
Drive that new blueprint with a clear vision and FEELINGS

Are some peptides stronger?

No.

My feeling needed to be stronger……deeper, intense….

The 2 things?

1. Decide what I want….not the person who had been conditioned but the “I”….what did my authenic self want?

2. The sit.  I knew genius would reveal itself in the sit.  Not me being the genius…..but the genius of ideas that would provide the methods……the pathyway to bliss…

So……who is your authentic self and what do you want?

Who knew that all those years I was telling my 3 English Setters to ‘sit’ I was repeating the one word I needed to hear.  Go figure……

believe

mark januszewski

world’s laziest networker

Follow Your Bliss
Follow Your Bliss

Master Key System Week 3; Juggling My Way Back to The Future

DO IT WITH THEM

When putting the Master Key Mastermind Alliance together we masterminded often about how to improve the experience.  I knew that the conversation….after platforms, workbooks configurations and looking at previous surverys from former members we examined would eventually come down to first hand experience.

 

Time, Cards, DMP, Dharma....I Felt Like a Juggler
Time, Cards, DMP, Dharma….I Felt Like a Juggler

“You know how you are,” quipped The Fabulous Davene, “you’ll keep adding ideas without having a real measure of what it really will take time-wise.”

I start “but…”  Interruption.   Appropriate interuption.

“You can’t add things in, all those things, that you’ve been doing for a while.”

“But….”

“STOP!” she yells.  “I know, I know.  ‘Yes they can‘ is what you are going to say and we both know you are right but I don’t think you remember what it’s like in the very beginning.”

“The content?” I ask sheepishly.

“Yes my darling.  Some exercises are great.  Tell you what.  You do it with them, everything, then ask them later if they feel they could have handled more right out of the starting gate.”

And, I do remember.  OK, I didn’t remember but a 10 minute sit reminded me, clearly, how I felt.   Like a juggler.

I know that learning new ideas is one thing but learning ideas that turn around, especially with result driven, meassuring people…..everything we’ve been conditioned to believe…..is, well, a juggling act.

What I know is that practice makes perfect habits…..the trick is practicing the correct things.  And we’ve all been conditioned to practice, pretty much, the wrong things when it comes to

thinking.   I thought it was really interesting that on most early calls the members struggle with letting go of both the ideas of results and plans.   The pied-piping architects, govenments,

Thinking for ourselves disrupts things but it sure beats letting others do it
Thinking for ourselves disrupts things but it sure beats letting others do it

schools, etc.,  for decades have told us we must have a plan….not really a good or bad thing……but a plan for our life?  At 18?  And, of course, we’re kids who want to be grown-ups…..so we ‘buy in’……and spend years ‘practicing’ and ‘prefecting’ this habit of not thinking for ourselves…..believing, of course, if we follow this plan….work till 65, buy a house, have kids….we are ‘normal’……we never question is that ‘normal’ is good……or if we even want to be it….and we end up competing is a game that, be what it may be, is, at it’s very core…..encourages and reinforces NOT thinking for ourselves.

THE CARDS, DMPs, WEBCASTS & SOCIAL MEDIA

Then came, for me, as I was juggling the idea of hanging on to ‘some’ stuff my mind was loyal to while learning new stuff…..blessed week 3 and Van Morrison.

Really, why was I hanging on to so hard….what thoughts, [you know, competing, results, action, goals, don’t quit etc.] was defending so much despite knowing my life was no what I wanted…..not what I had hoped for…..and I’m not talking about money or stuff here…..I’m just talking about being happy.   Thoreau’s message that ‘most people live lives of quiet desperation’ was truer by the day.

Where was the adventure?

Where was the optomism?

Where was the swagger?

Where had the willingness to take a risk gone?

So I’m listening to Van Morrison’s “And It Stoned Me” …..and a line pops out…..’we saw the man from across the road with the sunshine in his eyes

On a cassette tape.

....the sunshine in his eyes
….the sunshine in his eyes

I rewind it.

Again.

Again.

Again.

I start speeding home…..something I never do.  Speed never appealed to me….at least with cars anyway.  Speed of thought?  BIG FAN.   Cars?  Nope.

I crack open the lesson I am on…..3…….BAM!   There it is!

WEEPING

I weep.  I did a lot of weeping …..the discoveries just, well, ‘stoned me.’   OK, I still do a lot of weeping…..feels good to be overwhelmed with awareness….a simple  ‘clue’ could drive me to my knees….anyway…..I crack open lesson 3…..and the Master Teacher’s words are piercing my soul is a glorius way…..”You are the light of the world.’

3:5 The Solar Plexus has been likened to the sun of the body, because it is a central point of distribution for the energy which the body is constantly generating. This energy is very real energy, and this sun is a very real sun, and the energy is being distributed by very real nerves to all parts of the body, and is thrown off in an atmosphere which envelopes the body.

3:13 It is evident, therefore, that all we have to do is let our light shine; the more energy we can radiate, the more rapidly shall we be enabled to transmute undesirable conditions into sources of pleasure and profit. The important question, then, is how to let this light shine; how to generate this energy?

Van Morrison jumps back into brain……’the man with the sunshine in his eyes’

The release from fear is not to be missed emotionally
The release from fear is not to be missed emotionally

BAM!  Weeping.   All the reading of the cards, the shapes…..the masterminding, trying to be sure about my PPNS…..pays off in one glorious mement…of truth.

I know.  I realize, for me, that day…..Van Morrison’s single line I kept listening to over and over was the ‘call to action’ from within.  What if, I think, the sunshine was pouring out if his eyes!

More weeping and it all comes together is the second part of 3:22 –  What, then, is the most natural way of making the desired impression? Mentally concentrate on the object of your desire; when you are concentrating you are impressing the subconscious

And suddenly all the juggling I had created to try an impress my subconscious mind was not only ‘worth it’ ….it was kenetic!

Me?  The light of the world?  That would be the normal response of the guy I had been…..doubt, fear, ego….whatever…..

I know that the Master Teacher spoke of the world often in terms of those around us, the entire planet.

I decide, that day…..I want to be the man with the sunshine in his eyes, that all in my presence feel safe, valued and treasured.

I found my dharma…..it humbles me while simutaneously giving me confidence.

I hunger for the work, the work of learning more about this remarkable mechanism between our ears….and how to use it….for manifest dharma…..and I find my passion in the process….and optomism, willingness to take risks again……

I find my dharma
I find my dharma

I am “back to the furture”…..like a 10 year old….vitalized and unconcerned about 4 years from now or 20 years from now.

Simply put, I am in the now….loving the exercises, disorganization vanishes, chores shift to service and I know, really know that I don’t know what is going to happen but that the purpose is pure and good and good things, better and bigger than I can imagine are there….

…..and suddenly, really, I no longer think about moving into the unknown but wake up, ‘with a vitality I have never known before’ with certainty that in the uncertainty of the day there will be discovery, adventure and if…..if I pay attention, a chance to serve.

mark januszewski

world’s laziest networker

 

Master Key Week 2; Control Freaks Freaking Out?

CONTROL FREAKS

We are all control freaks.   Until we aren’t anymore.

I love the movie, “When Harry Met Sally”.   I can’t help myself but at least it’s a conscious decision.  I simply love romatic comedies, “ro-cos'”, becasue we know how they are going to end.   Love always wins.

High Maintinence
High Maintinence

Been through, on both ends, some challenging relatonships.   Once I started to understand the Master Key System, I made a conscious decision to watch “ro-co’s”, [or rom-coms as The Fabulous Davene never fails to correct me], because, at heart, I am a hopeful romatic, [why be a hopeless romatic?], who understood, somehow, that long term humor needs to be a factor.

So I started focusing on them…..watching them over and over and over as I drifted off to sleep after doing my reading and studying of the ‘world within’.   Made a conscious decision to focus on romance and love instead of “relationship” ……hey, if Haanel was right and we manifest what we think about….why not think about romance and love.   Besides, it was clear to me that whatever my “stuff” with relationships was….poor picker, poor mate, poor at intamcy….no matter……relationships just did not bring to me what I desired.   Which was?  Romance and fun….and KNOWING, in every fiber of my being, that is was going to “work out” in the end.  And you always know, when watching a “rom-com” that if it is NOT working out, it simply is not the end!   How cool would that be.

But that was easy….singular, if you will.

How come I could figure that out….but when it came down to what I wanted to do with my life I was so damn indecisive?

Turns out I was not being indecisive at all….I was just a control freak.

We all are….until we aren’t.

There is a great line, one of many actually, in that movie.

Harry: There are two types of women.  High maintience and low maintience.

Sally: Which one am I?

Harry:  Your the worst kind.  You are very high maintence but you think you’re low maintience

Sally:  I just want things the way that I want them.

Harry: High maintence

We are not only control freaks but we all believe we are not.

DHARMA

So? What is your dharma….what is your purpose?

Why is this so hard?

Everybody Seems To Know What Our Blueprint for Life Should Be....including not thinking for ourselves
Everybody Seems To Know What Our Blueprint for Life Should Be….including not thinking for ourselves

The accertation here is the ‘cement buddha’ or, if you perfer, the River of Dreams……we’ve be pounded for so long by schools, institutions, parents who are by-products of the same consumerism machine and the government to ‘fit it’ …..that we simply have not thought about it….in my case….simply had not ‘thought’ for years….for myself.  Actually decades.  The matrix of others’ blueprints is confusing and overwhelming.

All, as in 100%, of control issues are fear based.  And indecision is the worst…..with others around us in our lives….indecision controls them, to varying degrees….

So…..what do you want?

Even more befuddling is …’what are your two biggest personal pivotal needs?’

What is your heart’s desire?

Sadly, many of us don’t even know how to process this simple question.

Funny, when we were 5 or 6 years old….our response was instantaneous!

What happened?

No matter.

What matters is….Mark.. Fred…Joanne…”Are you happy?”

File that one under “C” for curveball for most people…..

If we hesitate on that one…..it’s a dead give away….”no”

AM I IGNORANT?

Then….BAM!  Haanel hits me square in the chops…..in the intro to lesson 2 …..

“Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests.”

IF we don't decide, someone else will
IF we don’t decide, someone else will

OMGoodness……I don’t know what I want or what my heart’s desire is…..or if I am even happy……and it’s all linked to my confusion about what I want …..and what I am truly intested in – think dharma!

Then he blows me away …..

2-3: The subconscious soul, like a benevolent stranger, works and makes provision for our benefit, pouring only the mature fruit into our lap; thus ultimate analysis of thought processes shows that the subconscious is the theatre of the most important mental phenomena.”

Double BAM!

My life is a movie, a reflection of the ‘subconscious theatre’ and …..it’s my autobiography……or I default to someone elses ideas.

Why would I do that?

Simple….I’ve got someone to blame….if I don’t like it.

Ut-oh…..we only get one shot.

Who can I really trust to design this movie?   Really?

I remember the fear and excitement this revelation triggered simutaneously…..way back in the mid-90’s.

Then, like a bolt out of the blue…..I confessed…to myself….falling to me knees…..I was a control freak of the worst kind.

No idea what my needs were…..what I was interested in…..and as far as dharma, well, that was just too big.

And two word popped into my head as I re-read lesson two.

Slow down.

Your heart's desire is whispering to you, will you listen?
Your heart’s desire is whispering to you, will you listen?

Just becoming aware that I was reacting to life ….by making a living…..and had not thought….as I did as a kid….about what I really want and how it would effect others around me was a treasure!

I get to be romantic…..to fall in love with the idea, the single thought that I have not been thinking ….and slow down….to learn to think….and with some consistent effort….I might discover what my heart’s desire is and how that may help me and by extension……those around me.

And, if I struggle…..so be it…..because…..in the end, like a “rom-com” it will turn out fine in the end…..and if it’s not turning out fine….it simply is not the end.

Confessing I was a control freak was about the best thing I ever did…..it did not stop right away……but as I was learning in the lessons…..I could either continue to try and control the world….or learn to control myself by controlling my thoughts…

So, all you fellow control freaks……you wanted control…..now you’ve got it…

Ready?

 What do you want?

believe

mark januszewski

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Mahalo sharing The Master Key Experience
Mahalo sharing The Master Key Experience