Week 24 Truth

After the webinar on Sunday for Week 24, I completed an extended “sit” in which I believe that my “truth” came to the surface.  I began this course with the idea of retiring in a year and one half, continuing with my Vasayo business (MLM) again and enjoying the remainder of my life.  WOW, was I off base.  During this course I have experienced so many emotional changes, especially trying to complete the 14 day Mental Diet. I have found myself to be very opinionated which I am now laser focus on changing, more patient, more loving and also enjoying life a little fuller.

The Truth that I have discovered is how really deep into my core is the love for my family especially my parents who are in their mid 80’s. My desire is to be available to care for them when it is needed, enjoy both of them to the fullest and build those memories too last until I go home.

Just this week (it is only Thursday), I have lost two close friends of our family, one older and the other a man who just married his bride 2 months ago as well as learning that someone who is near and dear to my heart, just had a stroke at a very young age and their future is still unknown. Family and friends are the embodiment of love.  It is so vitally important that we express, believe and demonstrate it with our entire heart.  It is times like these and past experiences of loss, that have made me believe in my values or TRUTH.

I have rewritten my DMP so it is stronger, punched with emotions about love, happiness, energy, but most of all enthusiasm, because when we get older we must really focus on all of the right things so that we can live our TRUTH.  We need to keep moving, learning and loving life. I know that I have set myself on the right path of Desire, Faith, Belief and Truth.

My daily morning mantra is, and will be, “I can be what I will to be, I can be what I will to be – Do It Now – I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, healthy and happy” which I repeat for at least 15 times, then I verbalize my DMP.  This is my morning routine.  It makes me feel strong, focused and ready to take on the day.

Week 23 To be of Service

I have decided to embark once again into the realm of network marketing.  In the past my focus has always been recognition (pin levels) and the money earned as a result. Truly an act of selfishness.  I now believe very strongly that I am developing a much needed mind shift in the thoughts I am putting forth towards the building of such a business based on Chapter 23.

My core belief has always been that money is a tool.  One that we need to live (shelter, food, clothing, etc) but should never be the “main thing” in our life.  I have in the past moved away from this core belief. I know it was lost.

This week, Chapter 23 has solidified this thought for me, once again, and has provided a more enlightened focus and path for the future.  I now understand that the true meaning of network marketing is to be of service to our team members by helping them pay attention to their DMP, by helping them feed their “burning desire” and concentrating on it’s achievement.  The power of thought is the way to help ourselves and those who choose to follow. If we maintain a strong PMA through creative thoughts by paying close attention to our DMP, then we will develop the concentration to use the Spiritual Power given to us.

This chapter provided the strength and sense of purpose that I have been searching for during my quest into the Master Key Systems.  I know fully understand that “we get what we give” in a more profound way and we must share this gift with everyone that we are associated with.  I intend to build a stronger world within so that I might become an example of every idea, emotion and power that we have received during this course.

I thank Mark, all the guides and the Fab Davene for sharing their vast knowledge with me and assure them that I intend to always use it, in all ways possible.

Week 22 – Emotions

In sitting I realized that anger is my most vulnerable trait.  I have always told others that anger is just a waste of energy lost on nothing of importance.  Now, I believe, based on facts presented in this week’s webinar, that this is not wasted energy but energy that needs to be redirected for a more advantageous purpose.  I am now a more astute observer of this emotion and will redirect the energy when it appears. There are very few things that really should make us angry so a deeper evaluation seems to be in order.

Guilt is probably the 2nd trait that I encounter.  I find that when I don’t met all of the assignments, although thinking that I am giving it my undivided attention, I am just following my old comfort zone of making unnecessary excuses.  Because of the webinar, I now understand that I need to redirect this energy and STOP making excuses.  It is just a matter of “doing it now” instead of finding mindless things to replace it.

I am looking forward to the “Silence” time and intend to give it my full attention.  I believe that we are too invested in our modern conveniences (cell phones, IPad’s, computers, etc) to really enjoy our lives and our relationships to family and friends. I think this is one of the greatest exercises we have been given and I truly believe it will be life changing.  This would be a perfect exercise for anyone over 21 to try and accomplish.  Most people I know of that age, could not or would not put down their cell phones for more than 5 minutes, let alone a full day or so.  But then, do they really understand how their old subby is programmed.  I think not.

 

Week 21 – Miracles

This week’s webinar was very thought provoking for me.  I believe in miracles, some small and some large because I have experienced them in my lifetime, but thinking that we, ourselves, are miracles was somewhat hard to wrap my mind around.

When I really thought about miracles in general I could come up with examples; birth of a child (large); conception of a child; serious health issues that are cured (large), then children in general, the fact that huge airplanes take off from the ground straight up into the air, to plants growing providing vibrant colors. As to each individual, the fact that we breathe, think independently, walk, talk, age and have a unique personality proves to me that we are a miracle. What other than a miracle could result in a human being?

I think that instead of being grateful for our daily lives, maybe we should be grateful that each and every one of us is a living miracle. I know that these past webinars have made me take a second look at definitions of words such as; habit, love, persistence, uniqueness, power of prayer and now miracles.  I believe it would change our world if more people had to “live each day as if it was their last” and understand all of the words that we have now come to live by.

As Haanel says in 21-2, “The real battle of life is one of ideas; it is being fought out by the few against the many; on the one side is the constructive and creative thought; on the other side the destructive and negative thought; the creative thought is dominated by an idea, the passive thought is dominated by appearances.  On both sides are men of science, men of letters, and men of affairs”.

Week 20 – Intention / Attention

Until these past lessons, I have to admit that I had forgotten how fragile and precious life is and how it can disappear so fast before our eyes.  These past lessons have reminded me to wake feeling grateful to be alive, to pay attention to people around me and to focus on my intentions towards attaining my authentic self.  As Og says ‘ Forgetting yesterday neither will I think of tomorrow.  Why should I throw now after maybe?” I believe that the Master Key experience was given to me so that I could re-focus my attention on what was important to me and eliminate all the unnecessary noise that we all seem to be caught up in.

I think that it is very easy today to get caught up in all the noise; cell phones, computers, television, You-Tube, multitasking to accomplish very little. As Diana Ross sings, we need to “STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE” for ourselves because we are nature’s greatest miracle and we need to start acting as such, “because what we do depends upon what we are and what we are depends upon what we think”.  Keep the Law of Growth in your mind at all times as it is a powerful weapon again the noise.

We have all come so far in this Master Key Experience and just need to push our authentic self to the finish line.  I know that we can all accomplish our tasks because we ARE the Master Key Experience. God speed to all.

 

Week 19 – Fear

I believe that we all deal with fear in some form or another.  It may be present today or it may be something in the future that we fear.  For me, it is the future to a certain degree. I am set to retire at the end of 2020 and I am a little “fearful” of have enough money and/or resources to meet all of my obligations..  Sometimes this “fear” is larger than normal (very slight) and when it starts to grow, I just deprive it of “food”.  In other words I don’t “feed” into it.  I battle it by remembering the Law of Growth & Attraction and only think thoughts of success and abundance.  I continually “feed” my subby thoughts of me doing all of the things that I want to do when I retire without any worry of financial difficulties (DMP).  I eliminate thoughts of incapacity. You know what?  It generally always work because I truly do have faith that my retirement will be blissful in all aspects, including financial.

I believe we all have a CHOICE.  You can allow fear to conquer or you can simply decide to win the war by using all of the Laws we have been taught in this course, for they are the food we need minute by minute, hour by hour, to conquer any fear that finds us. I choose to eliminate fear in my life and become my authentic self, a very happy and satisfied retiree…..

Week 18 Attention / Interest

Chapter 18 reminded me of how important attention is towards attaining our authentic self because although we might have a strong interest in developing the skills necessary to reach it, attention to the details is paramount to achievement.

I temporary lost the attention necessary which in turn impacted my interest in attaining my authentic self.  Life does have a way of grabbing the focus away from what is most important.  I think another definition of attention might be focus.  I believe that my focus needs to be laser sharp if I want to find my authentic self during this course.  I have now re-engaged and feel so much happier with my progress once again.  Expressing gratitude and kindness have strengthen my interest, which has a direct correlation to my attention to details. As Hannel says, “Begin by paying attention; before long you will have aroused interest.  This interest will attract more attention, and this attention will produce more interest, and so.”

So it is my desire at this point to cultivate attention through the practice of competing all assigned tasks and being in the moment instead of letting life sweep it aside.  I am have committed myself to the task of being my authentic self now.

Week 17 HJ – Answering the Call

When I was 26 years old I was forced to deal with the death of my husband. We were only married for 5 years, when he died unexpectedly driving to work.  He was 41 years old.  I went through all of the stages of grief that Mark talked about on the weekly call and finally after 3 years – ANSWERED THE CALL to return to my authentic self.  It was indeed a hard struggle and one that few people could help me get over.  I had many obstacles to overcome as we had 3 businesses with employees who still needed to receive a paycheck, but I persisted until I found my way back.  I understand completely the levels of grief and have been trying for many years to find that authentic self again. I honestly do not need to read obituaries to be reminded of how precious life is and that we should never take it for granted.  I have tried to live my life from the age of 26 in that way.  I treasure each day as a new adventure to look forward to and to thank God for his wisdom in allowing me to hold this belief.

At the age of 64, I am once again answering the call because I believe that I am unique and have much to offer my friends and family.  I am now nearing retirement and intend to continue my journey with the Master Key Experience to the end and beyond, as for me this is not a “course” to finish but a lifestyle that I intend to continue until my end.

I consider”Dragons” differently than Joseph Campbell.  For me they represent strength and a spirit the envelopes their bodies to show us that we to can fly.  My favorite creature on earth is the Dragon.  I have 3 thousand piece puzzles hanging in my office that are dragons and every day them remind me of this spirit and that I too can fly.

Week 17 – Concentration / Desire

I have listened to a significant amount of SelF-Help Guru’s, purchased their books, workbooks, etc., as I was a network marketer with dreams of reaching high ranks within the company.  The problem was that after reading and listening to these individuals, I found myself right back at the beginning. I quickly decided that network marketing was not my style or something that I really enjoyed, although I had a record breaking 6 months with the first company.  The 2nd company just went no where fast, primarily because of a huge lack of desire. I was chasing the symbol of fame and money. I was lost as to the world within.  My subby had no clue as to what I needed because I didn’t know myself – until I found the Master Key Experience.

The learning and studying to improve myself has really taken hold during the Master Key Experience.  I know that I have personally changed within.  I see actual “feelings” that I can point to that have never been there before, many that have grown stronger and a peace in my world within.  I know that the Master Key Experience is working for me because, unlike the prior self-help systems” my concentration, belief and desire to obtain my future self has increased exponentially. Although my desire is the strongest it has ever been, my concentration is one thing that I sometimes have to really work on. I know that it is better because of where I am physically and emotionally but it still needs to improve.

As Hannal says in MKS 17-29 “….When you get to the heart of things it is comparatively easy to understand and command them”.  I am still working towards the “heart” of my desire.

I have full faith that I will be my “future self” because I am persistent and I always keep my promises.

Week 16 Ideals/Feelings

There were several passages this week which really struck home for me.  I have been fortunate in my life to meet several successful people, some that I now would consider idealist and some who I can now say, simply focused on wealth as an end. I have always considered “wealth” to define success.  But as we learned this week Haanel says in MKS #1 : “Wealth is a product of labor.  Capital is an effect, not a cause; a servant, not a master; a means, not an end”.  I know realize that “Success is contingent upon a higher ideal that the more accumulation of riches, and he who aspires to such success must formulate an ideal for which he is willing to strive” (Haanel MKS #5).

Focus and concentration on my plan of action combined with my DMP and PMA I believe will make subby take the lead.  My concentration and focus on expressing feelings, more than I have before, has already lead to changes in my life such as empathy, patience and kindness.  Empathy and patience have not always been strong feelings for me in the past, but I notice now a more heightened ability to express and feel them. I believe that I am feeding subby the feelings and ideals that will create  an environment of success as defined by Haanel. My world within is becoming stronger towards my desired future self.

Haanel expresses this in MKS #28:  “If you desire to visualize a different environment, the process is simply to hold the ideal in mind until your vision has been made real.  Give no thought to persons, places of things; these have no place in the absolute.  The environment you desire will contain everything necessary; the right persons and the right things will come at the right time and in the right place”.