As soon as I typed Hero’s Journey the love-hate thing started. I love talking and writing and looking deeper in the myths…but this damn princple about “not influencing” people in the Master Key Mastermind Experience stops me.
Maybe this once…maybe just a couple tips to help or encourage people…OK, I work it out in my head…it won’t make that much difference, not really…
These words pop into my head too.
I try to argue with myself…finally, laughter.
It’s only my ego, masquerading as being helpful that is at the core of this complusion…which I defeat, I must defeat.
Am I a theif?
Sharing things [and deluding myself into thinking they are insights], robs others’ of their discovery…and, ego again, disregards the idea their personal insights could be much bigger and more insigthful than mine. I’ve been reading in Og, I am not a theif…
Telling you we, the Certified Guides and the Staff have agreed…the best influence in the field of self discovery is, of course, no influence.
I stop loving-hating…loving the brave souls who have been Heralded to embark on the Hero’s Journey – THEIR JOURNEY – and instead of hating, my higher self let’s me know we made a great decision…execute it. I’m laughing now….for sorrow, challenges, defeats and victories are the experience of a life time and I’m laughing at me…the sheer vanity of thinking I could make the greatest adventure of one’s lifetime better., good grief.
So it’s just love. I love that you are four months into the process and getting ready, like a Monarch, to transform and take flight.
We’ll be sharing a lot of this death-to-life thing from Joseph Campbell over the next two months and if I just keep my hands off it, don’t try to steer anyone’s journey…what will happen is what always happens…the students will become the teachers…and I will learn more, as happens every year…as you transverse your own pathway and share your experience, strength and hope….when you let the “associative memory’s” sense of self die and find your gifts…..only to “return” with your Goodness, Godness….and give it.
It’s really all about freedom…and I’ll let Joe share that with you… I just know “steering” my ideas here prevents it from being yours… welcome to the greatest adventure on the planet…
I’m manifesting, right this second. A vision I have held for years, 300,000 hugs from the heart …all given without a sense of obigation nor agenda…all 300,000 based in kindness.
The 2015 session has altered that vision for me, dramatically. They have moved the idea of the 2104 members vision of moving past the original goal of 3000 members to 30,000 members for a “wouldn’t that be cool and powerful” to a clear mental picture.
OK, that’s not all of the vision. To have 30,000 people all go out into the world on the same day and hug 100 people each may seem impossible to non Master Key members but I’m certain the 400 current members are wondering why I’m not aiming at 3,000,000 as a minimum. Imagine 3,000,000 hugs and loving kindness being the baseline?
And that’s a good question, after all, you may be thinking….if all 3000 did 350+ hugs, my target for today, in a day we’d be at 1,050,000 hugs. Let’s kick that around at the MKMMA LIVE! Retreat – because, really, we need these to be from-the-heart hugs….we need to be aiming at the objective, hugging with the heart, a random and unexpected kindness ….not a race or obligation.
Kindness is the key to the hug…knowing, more today than ever, technology is separating us, not drawing us closer together….and, no matter how cool technology is, how slick, how wonderful some it is ….I can state, unoquivically, it will, no matter how much you love it….it will never love you back nor hug you.
Kindness is the key to creating, without ourselves…the possibility that we can think for ourselves….the fear used to control the masses has done something more harmful than strip the average person from his ability to think….we’ve forgotten how to be kind to ourselves….by giviing that all week, seeing it everywhere and in everyone….it grows within us. And the kindest thing that we can do, ever, becomes possible.
The kindest thing we can do? Be kind to our future self…because once we are, we can hear again. Hear our heart’s desire and act on it….once we do, the gifts we have become both apparent and active….and simply by giving it away, without expectation of reciprocity, we are being kind to all….and, you know the rest…..Emerson’s Law of Compensation does what it does….and it keeps coming back.
Is kindness the Master Key? No….but I gotta tell you that for most members it is the beginning….the pathway, if you will….to “letting go of what we no longer need and claiming what we do require”
So the hug thing….it’s not about the number of hugs, it’s about the kindness of hugging from the heart, pushing out Scroll II, the love, in that split second. Am I wrong? Am I right? Fun to mastermind then find the 3000 and then watch them NOT watch me when I go do my hugs but be out there doing it to….and you’re here at the beginning…
Hugging is a special kindness and the benefits to others as well as the hugger are well documented. To be able to do this for others, friends I haven’t met yet, [the actual definition of a “stranger” BTW] and to do it to honor you, each and every member simply has me bursting with bliss. While I’m out doing this, hugging hundreds of people it will come back to me in “healthy” ways…and since “true health” is one of my primary needs, how cool is that. Facts on hugging are;
In 2103 the 170-ish created and/or identified 3000 random acts of kindess, [RAKs],and shared it in our community….so I went out and did 200 hugs…
Last year, staying with the above reasoning….I decided to give you that same number as last year for RAKs, trying to make certain that we stayed focused on kindness and not numbers. Is it time to up the ante? Do people know it’s not about 3000…that’s just a beginning. Could I have done better?
The 2014 session blew the doors off that number, they really did. How to inspire the principle and creativity, not a competition was something I wrestled with. We did not really want people “doing” kindnesses but rather “being kindness” and feeling connected to a true harmonious masterminding effort than winning. Well, duh, maybe I should have not wasted my thought time on that concern and just trusted the members to understand, trusted they would not have come this far in the course without understanding their thoughts and actions are based on the greater good. Silly boy! Maybe I should just ask the members! Even sillier boy 🙂
You tell me…with your actions and commenting below….did I make a mistake in trying to help others see RAKs and setting the number of 5000 to low? Could we do more without losing the point…we want to be kindness, not counters…
In any case….we’ve got a ways to go as a mastermind so I can do what I love in the vision…go hug a lot of peeps and inspire others to do the same thing….One thing I think we must do in the future so we all “feel” both the mastermind principle and kindess…is the amount of kindness we see and do should increase daily…yes?
Think that over, leave me a your thoughts below…..and know, really, I want you to shattered that previous count and grow kindness from within…..so we can do this on a bigger scale….eventually leading to 3,000,000 hugs in 2019….all of us, “taking it to the streets!” [Yes, I’m a 1960’s guy but is there any other way to do this?]
THE MASTER KEY JOURNEY
I guess I just love doing this so much… this 2015 session has blown me away, OK, because it’s your masterminding and piling on the RAKs that provides the love ….in each of these hugs….I get to think of you for hours….honoring you….up the ante baby, up it. While you think that over, this is what the 2013 members inspired..from the beginning of the “hug” day. I think it’s always interesting, fascinating really, to look back at the “seed” of an idea, 2013’s session came up with the idea… and inspired the first 170+ hugs. 2014’s members upped the ante and this years members have taken this early “seed” and jumped it to light-speed.
By the way, pay very close attention to a wonderful, wise woman. In one simple sentence, which I ask her to repeat, she sums up Emerson and how, exactly, what the “future self” in each of us will experience. Stunning.
And…here is what this session triggered. What is very cool is Dayna is hugging with me and BAM the vision of 30,000 people hugging 100 people for 3,000,000 hugs moved a step closer.
Just when we don’t feel like we are making progress… members send us emails and start to notice their progress. Whoops. We ask the members to “trust” but as we manifest changes in our own lives we unconsciously expect more speed and faster results.
Ever been in those shoes? Wondering why your 3-minute egg isn’t done already and forgetting that you only dropped it in 30 seconds ago?
Keep your sense of humor folks when it comes to change. Had a couple of moments like that over the past week so I followed my own suggestion and decided to “look back” at something … cut this video and heading in 2011
30 SECOND A SNEAK PREVIEW OF 2012?
Well don’t you know that between that video and April of 2015 there we more twists, turns, wins, losses and restarting than you could imagine. And, in 2015 we had a retreat, our first one, right on that property. And we took members to a luau [the winning team] right on that lawn, right on that spot, matter of fact.
And it, that retreat looked nothing like I thought it would… it was far better. The members who joined our staff, the members themselves via emails and surveys…the Mastermind Alliance made it better … just as Haanel points out in so many ways and so many times. The perfect plan I held in my head just keep getting better and better. But…
But… it sure did not feel that way from the time I shot that video until April of 2015. We did not do a session the following year.
I held the vision and went to the Sheraton often. That, “where is the progress” feeling tried to keep getting in… that “who are you kidding” idea kept trying to root in my mind.
2011 … 2012… no online MasterKeyExperience. tick-tock, tick-tock.
Kept going to Sheraton.
Doubt…law of substitution…doubt…law of substitution, on and on.
Trust, harmony… doubt, pain, fear.
Decision. Made a decision. That decision is that I was understanding harmony within but letting desire be the measure instead of the act. And there it was, all that time…right in lesson 14 of the Master Key System.
14 and Harmony
We’re really good at organzied planning for the course…..really good at it.
I’d love to tell you we planned this break, Week 14 and New Year’s ~ but it just is one of those things, it just worked out that way.
I love it when that happens, when things fall into place effortlessly, don’t you?
In 14 we read [section 29], If you wish harmonious conditions in your life, you must develop an harmonious mental attitude.
Is there, really, anyone who does not want, at the core of all resolutions people make, harmonious conditions?
I mean, really, isn’t that why people make promises, resolutions if you will, on New Year’s Day?
Think about it.
We all pick things, until know the Master Key & Law of Growth stuff, that we think will make us better, easier to deal with, life better…..so what? Why? Harmony.
In the end, it is at the core, harmony and happiness [which can’t come without harmony], every resolution is designed, knowingly or not, to bring harmony.
Ever hear of someone making a resolution so it will make relationships or life worse?
Resolutions to create disharmony, fights, pain and suffering? 🙂
My attitude about creating an environment so unique, so powerful that we’d be stating a FACT when we said, #NothingLikeIt…and other’s would say it too and it would be true. An emperical fact, not an opinion.
Let me have made this mistake for you. While having the vision, the intention is imperative we must detach from the result and pay attention to the moment, the tasks of today that will move us to the intention.
What we pay attention to becomes our intention. Detaching from the outcome keeps us open, rich in the flow of ideas…and that, not evaluating, impatiently, results.
And…it happened. Yes, the retreat happened but that is not what I mean by “it happened.” What happened?
And progress began. Measurable progress.
If we are looking at the intention but not paying attention we start measuring results to determine progress. And, if we are not paying attention, in the moment, we miss the ideas, plans and people that will effortless propel us towards the intention.
Intention morning and night… and a few times during the day to refuel our desire and concentration. This, attention to the next right thing with reminders all day long, [shapes, movie trailer, recording], is the only place we need to measure ourselves. Improving our attention to the tasks subby will unconsciously direct us to coupled with a mastermind alliance that keeps one on track with plan and purpose is what manifests intention.
THE INSURMOUTABLE ADVANTAGE
Here is another, short, blast from the past….
So what happened?
We had the retreat and we’ve written over $150,000 in checks to members and partners who contributed to the #MasterKeyExperience movement…but that is not important. What is important is the understanding of an the insurmountable adavantages those paying the price daily have created…that we created for ourselves. They all point to harmony within.
You know, you get it …….95% do not know.
One simply cannot give power to things they do not want to get what they want.
200,000,000 [yup, two hundred MILLION] ….or more….resolutions were made on January 1st that have no chance.
You cannot quit smoking by thinking about…….???…..oh, my…..you know what is coming next! The resolution makers, even if they read it, would never get it. They have not paid the price you have paid ~ real effort to learn how the mechanism works::::> Law of Growth.
Can one quit smoking but thinking about quitting?
Not for long AND, my gosh, the pain while growing the desire.
Do you know this is a foreign language to most people?
This is your insurmountable advantage.
Not over others, of course, over yourself.
We no longer make this mistake ~ we know the Law of Growth and what it needs to be linked to.
Advantage 2? Not only do you know to end your day on a success,, Scroll 3.
Advantage 3? A Master Mind Alliance.
OK, ONE MORE
You started 2015 and a new life on September 27th.
Most people, who had a good idea on how to improve, WAITED till today [January 1st]……not you.
You took action, daily and made a different choice.
You’ve begun a “make-over” that will last 13 weeks and work…
You’ve learned and practiced the Law of Growth
You’ve read, looked for shapes, flashed cards…
You’ve already “got it” and now you’ve got the benefit of my experience…knowing while intention is critical you’ve also trained your brain to pay attention. And the moment of hesitation between an idea that will advance your DMP and taking action has vanished.
Once you know the truth, really, it’s not only everywhere, it becomes impossible to miss and seeing it makes me feel good…about me.
Master Key members are working hard, that’s no joke. Over 300 people have already packed it in, a touch over 400 remain standing, scraping, learning and growing. Pretty normal, because learning how to change is hard work, really hard work. Most people want the rewards of an education, desire the promises of the Master Key System but going back to school, post graduate school, is a shock…bravo to the adjusters. Our hope, of course, is that those who declined to do the work have been touched from within and they decide to re-engage next September.
These magnificent members who keep answering the call, that’s no hyperbole by the way, are challenged daily but they “get it.” Get what? Unlike those who don’t have the time daily to dedicate themselves to
learning the Master Key, this remarkable group has figured out that if they want a different outcome, they’ll need to learn how to create change within…breaking mental habits that are 10, 20….40 or more years old. To do it they must learn and help others.
The “get” that this process, breaking mental habits that made their future predictable…and unsatisfactory, and replacing it with new habit, no matter how difficult, is worth it…because not only will they create a new reality, one of their own choosing, the payoff is even bigger. They’ll have trained their brain to effortlessly create change in the future. It’s a two-for-one hit. As with any skill or habit, the more we do it, the easier it gets. Creating change from within, virtually on demand, is on the horizon and they are picking up speed towards that state of being.
A couple weeks ago one of the members let me know that the 4 tiny habits that develop the larger habit of persistence was “anti-climatic” …persistence, which most people do not know, is not a characteristic or something you have or don’t have. It’s actually a habit comprised of 4 tiny habits the members have developed and re-inforced for weeks.
Anti-climatic? Good grief. The 25 year study of Napoleon Hill was based on this one thing and people that develop this incredible habit can, let me quote Hill here, “write their own ticket.” Hill goes on to point out life will yield whatever we want with this habit, wealth in any one of the 13 riches of life…..or all of them.
Can anyone imagine having the ability to write their own ticket who did not have it before, having the habit that is the single difference between happiness, fulfillment and wealth plus piece of mind…and failure? Well, these members have it and I won’t gush on about how hard they’ve worked…they have all earned it…and, like myself, they can see how everything is not only connected that brings abundance where ever we would like it…they can see the truth and how these things connect in everything that is flourishing…it’s almost surreal once you understand the truth and apply it.
Years back a wonderful movie, Jerry MaGuire was released….and everyone, well most everyone loved the story, loved Jerry and the performance of Cuba Gooding won him an Academy Award….but what’s really interesting is in 45 seconds or so of screen time, everyone really loved Jerry’s mentor, Dickie Fox. How could this be?
From this great movie, once “show me the money” got burned out in our daily laungage the majority of the quotes, 5 tiny cameos by the Dickie Fox character, is what most people remember and still quote today when that flick comes up in conversation.
Well, for people who understand the “truth” of being, of universal law…Dickie Fox is the man, plain and simple. He’s DA MAN!
While the movie overall was about enthics and principles …it was really the Fox character who carried the bigger truth…the key to success in anything…the same thing these surviors of our challenging, once a year scholarship course, carries. Dickie Fox quotes survive because the truth has a “ring” to it that is irresistible.
See how many pure truths you can pick up….how many connections you can link together that spell out authentic success…something that is earned in the mind first. You see, once you “know” the truth, you see it everywhere and understand why good things are happening for others. Jealousy gets replaced with admiration and we go to “school” on others success instead or resenting it. How someone can call “developing the habits that produce a mindset like this” anti-climatic is beyond me but, hey, we keep working and love them all….loving them all is part of the “secret to success” Long time readers of either of our blogs know we don’t believe there are any “secrets” but success sure plays in the minds of the masses as a “secret”…I guess people just think it can’t be this simple…..
CONNECTIONS TO START YOU ROLLING
If you don’t love everybody, you can’t sell anybody.
Members who do the work acquire this pricless habit in both the “blueprint builder” and Scroll II of Mandino’s masterpiece, The Greatest Salesman in the World.
I wake up and say….this is one of the 4 tiny habits, a positive mental attitude from within.
Tomorrow’s another day….roll with it…..winning and losing are both impostors and have nothing to do with character. Scroll III
I love my life, I love my wife and I wish you…..Dickie knows a rising tide raises all ships and the celebrating the success of others builds a success consciousness….Haanel, Law of Growth. Yeah, Dickie “gets it” but what really makes me weak in the knees is that members are not just “getting it” but living it.
Personal relationships….praising others and improving himself to be better at them…Scroll I
If this is empty….Scroll II, the last paragraph, eh?
So….members, for those stopping by….let them know how many nuggets you heard from Dickie that validate the same truth we’ve been working on together for nearly 3 months now…I know you see the truth everywhere….in these simple 48 seconds, BAM!
Share below the truths you see and how they play out for you….I’d love to know what you see that I don’t or see what I see but have found some cool ways to put these truths into your new reality…to forge a completely different outcome
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.
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?
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.
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.
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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
It’s been whispering to me for years…..without realizing it, I’ve even spoken of it many times.
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.
Looking at a photograph for 10 minutes then covering it up and seeing it in my mind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Compass – BAM!
Shapes – BAM!
They fly fast and furious….tons of them.
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.
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?
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?”
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]
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
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.
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.
So? What is your dharma….what is your purpose?
Why is this so hard?
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 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.”
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.”
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.
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…
It’s a funny thing. We all want guarantees and all guarantess really, at their very core have one question that needs to be answered.
Is it true?
The acutal definition of a guarantee is to “provideaformalassuranceorpromise, especiallythatcertain conditions shall be fulfilledrelating to a product, service, or transaction”
I get so frustrated FOR [as opposed to frustrated at] new members who are looking for the
catch or who identify a sentence they don’t agree with as they embark on the greatest adventure on the planet, bar none. I know what lies, really, on the other side of six months of dedication. Specifically for each person? No, of course not.
My frustration gets stopped in it’s tracks because I’ve always been blessed with the ability to “remember when” …and I remember when I first picked up the Master Key System back in the mid-90s and the real battle going on between my ears.
I had already decided to read the document as it was laid out…study the lesson for a week daily before moving on…and repeating that for 24 weeks. The first lesson brought up the “need” for a guarantee.
I wanted to know that if I dedicated myself for 24 weeks for an hour to an hour and a half a day that there would be a pay-off…that it would work for me…that things would change and I’d have control over what changed. At least that is what I “thought” I wanted, a guarantee.
I’d be remiss if I did not share with you how unhappy, scared and discontent I was when I embarked on this solo adventure. Like most people I had filled my life with little dramas like money and relationship challenges so I didn’t have to think or even feel the discontent. And, with a couple close friends, I’d vent or whine or wish things to be different.
So I’m reading this document, week 1, and suddenly I’m siezed with wanting assurances. How ironic! In essence …this life I am discontent with …is something I am not willing to give up …not even give up 90 minutes a day …of the very thing I’m venting, whining or wishing was different! I’ve come to love irony…it’s been the gateway to humor for me…thank goodness.
Turns out I made a promise to myself to finish…so I keep reading daily and wanting to know what everyone mired in the momentum of mediocrity wants to know….
Will it work for me? Is what I am reading true? Will there be a pay-off?
Around day four I realize I am full of crap. Totally. I’m questioning Haanel and a few statements in Lesson One…but somehow they seem, my questions, bogus. One passage keeps popping into my mind….
Master Key System: 1-35 A majority of mankind lives in the world without; few have found the world within, and yet it is the world within that makes the world without; it is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has been created by you in the world within
And there it was, in my face. A simple decision needed to be made. It would take two years for me to fully understand the wisdom in that one passage but it gave me enough at the time to grow up. At least begin to grow up.
Was I responsible for all the condtions in my life? Had they all be created in my mind?
BANG! It hit me.
I’m not looking for guarantees….I’m not asking “is this true” about the simple 4000 year old concepts here….what was I doing? Hiding from personal responsibility.
That hurt and yet, really, there was an immense freedom felt simultaneously.
From Socrates to Emerson to Plato to Allen to Hill to Buddha to Master Teacher was this same thought … It was not guarantees I wanted….it was not assurances….it was not wanting to know if this document was true….nope..
It was me not wanting to take responsibility for the conditions in my life.
And when I did…yeah, it hurt but it carried with it the potential for immense power and that liberated me…amped up my commitment.
See, even on the embryonic state I was in I could see that if I had created the conditions, captured the hostages in my life…then it meant I was creative.
I remember, clearly, weeping like a 5 year old that day.
Free of the bondage of self…free at last from defending a life that I wanted to change.
Free of all the BS out there that wanted me to believe that something extrenal would make it all better.
Free to begin to think for myself.
Scared? Sometimes I was.
Lonely? Sure…once we see the truth of being and the “cement” and mini-dramas we set up not longer hold our interest there were moments of lonliness …breaking from the sheep, the “copies of copies” is not a choice once we accept the simple truth that we are our decisions and our decisions are based on what we think.
My advice about what to think? Never.
My advice about thinking? Do it
The passport to the life we want is a creative adventure.
Taking personal responsibilty for all the condtions in our lives, where we like them or not should be celebrated, not denied or berated. By fully embracing the idea that we created all of them that confirms we are creative…and means by changing our thinking, we can create a different outcome, different life….we can penertrate new worlds, meet interesting people and open ourselves up to discovery.
It was never a question of whether or not the world within creates the world without…and wanting to know “if it was true” … it was simply a question of laying down my ego and defensiveness, laughing at myself for hanging on to what I did not want, taking a deep breathe and stepping into the unknown…
You are a miracle. You were designed to bring that mircale into all you encounter and be great. GREAT! Deal with it and you win. Deny it and life is a constant struggle.
Have you ever wondered why most people struggle with:
And, to make matters more frustrating we all know a few people who seem to get things done with a happy knack, don’t struggle even when it appears things aren’t going well, pay
attention and have a humble confidence that it’s all going to work out…and it does.
Until I discovered that I was not only surrounded by miracles and that I was a miracle myself I must confess that everything was like pushing a ball up a hill with a rope.
Reading and applyiing the Master Key System, written in 1912, changed everything and turned me into “one of those annoying people” who gets things done with ease….but that isn’t the whole story. It was understanding some basic, simple science that stunned me, broke me out of denial. To this day I recall exactly where I was sitting and once the intial shock lifted, I read the science again.
Still stunned, I arose from my chair on the little back porch and went to the small reference library I had…to disprove what I had just read. Didn’t have a computer then and my books just did not have the information I needed. So I drove to the library. And read.
Turns out that the science I had read on my back porch was not only true, it was just the tip of the iceberg…I had to face facts. I was a miracle and surrounded by them…so are you
I said 99.5% a few times in the video. My bad. It is 99.95% nothing. Nothing!
All those atoms are 99.95% nothing and only appear solid because of the incredible rate of speed the electrons are moving at…40,000 miles per second. And that chair you are sitting in is moving at the same velocity. Everything is moving, fast…to fast to really comprehend.
Members who commit to the work, and it is work, learn how to get in harmony with the beautifully orchestrated dance that moves at 40,000 miles per second. Harmony is the key and the clues are, frankly, so obvious that once you “see it” like other members do, the palm will slap the head. In my case, it was twice. 🙂
So the work part…this is about real work on yourself to drawn out this miracle of your
birth, of your existence, into everything. And that improves everything. What the members really discover, once they climb over the “cultural shock” of being back in a real school environment is how to access this incredible source driving everything and bringing the miracle they are to all situations.
Deal with it … we are arguing for your greatness and with the Master Key System, applied, you can learn to teach yourself how to create change…within yourself. Once that happens building a big business, fostering intamcy on a deeper level in relationships, being healthier….all dreams, become virtually effortless to you.
Take some time, check out the guides’s blogs or the blog roll or both. Go back to week one of one or two of the folks and follow them for 26 weeks. I know that the time you invest there will be far more interesting and rewarding than anything else you can do online or with your cell phone or the TV. Guaranteed. Amazing stories, amazing successes.
Over 450 people posted over 12,000 blogs about the experience. It will help you decide if you want to commit to six months of you working on you…drawing out the dynamic life force within and extending the miracle of your birth into everything you do. The Master Key Experience is not us telling you what to think or feel, heck, we’ve all had way to much of that in each of our lives…the Master Key Experience is the adventure of a lifetime; you discovering your authentic self and become a miracle in motion 24-7.
You are surround my miracles …take the time to see them and know you are one.