MKMMA Week 24 I saw firsthand the reality of Haanel’s Lesson 23 principles…

This week I was blessed to travel to a particular Company’s Convention in Dallas, Texas for my first time. Over the course of 3 days I saw hundreds of individuals and couples parade across a stage sharing from the core of their hearts those things that were key to accomplishing their dreams!!

Following are a few clear themes that stood out:

  1. Connection with Our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ opened doors, inspired them, provided resources, endowed them with strength and comfort to see inevitable set backs as set ups for a come back. We serve a God who makes the impossible possible. God will open a door but he won’t run around behind you and kick your butte through it. We have to WORK!
  2. Inspiration came from a well defined why or purpose that was bigger than money. Passion oozed out of them.
  3. Personal growth is mandatory. The decision to change may take a while but when it is made… change is immediate and ongoing. Motivation is like taking a bath…it doesn’t last. It is a daily commitment! You don’t get what you want…you get what you visualize in your mind!
  4. Relationships are everything and the biggest reward in life is the difference you make in peoples lives. Focusing on serving others and helping them succeed is what brings peace, satisfaction and happiness!
  5. When it comes to money it is better to have it then not have it. More money is better than less and it is better to have money sooner than later.

One other thing I observed that was fascinating… they came in every, size, shape, skin color, work background, age, look, geographic area, educational demographic and social  background, one could list or imagine, which eliminated any and every excuse!!

Now compare my experience with these quotes from MasterKeys Lesson 23:

“you will find that money weaves itself into the entire fabric of our very existence; that the law of success is service; that we get what we give, and for this reason we should consider it a great privilege to be able to give.

We make money by making friends, and we enlarge our circle of friends by making money for them, by helping them, by being of service to them. The first law of success then is service, and this in turn is built on integrity and justice.

The forces of life are volatile; they are composed of our thoughts and ideals and these in turn are molded into form; our problem is to keep an open mind, to constantly reach out for the new, to recognize opportunity, to be interested in the race rather than the goal, for the pleasure is in the pursuit rather than the possession.

You can make a money magnet of yourself, but to do so you must first consider how you can make money for other people. If you have the necessary insight to perceive and utilize opportunities and favorable conditions and recognize values, you can put yourself in position to take advantage of them, but your greatest success will come as you are enabled to assist others. What benefits one must benefit all.

A generous thought is filled with strength and vitality, a selfish thought contains the germs of dissolution;

If we recognize the Omnipotent power that is the source of all supply we will adjust our consciousness to this supply in such a way that it will constantly attract all that is necessary to itself and we shall find that the more we give the more we get. Giving in this sense implies service.”

These principles are UNIVERSAL AND TRUE… Why not for me!? Why not for you!? Why not now!?

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MKMMA Week 23 Check out this powerful quote by Samuel Johnson…

“The source of content, must spring up in the mind. And he who has so little knowledge of human nature as to  seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grieves he purposed to remove.”

I had someone very close to me ask an interesting question about his Parents. He had come to an awareness that he had mirrored his Father in his own marriage in being demeaning, sarcastic, unkind, and mean on a regular basis.

His question was, “Do you think that the reason or the why behind my Fathers unkind behavior towards my Mother stems from him  not feeling validated and genuinely loved by my Mother?”

It became clear that he was feeling this was the case in his own marriage. It also became clear that he felt that his behavior would be different if only he felt validation and genuine love from his Mother.

What came first the chicken or the egg?

Oh how grateful I am to understand that my circumstances are a result of my world within, my thoughts and not the world without!!

How grateful I am to understand that because this is true I have the power to change my world, my happiness etc etc etc!

Oh it is a pain in the butte at times to have to admit my responsibility for what I am experiencing and what is current in my life is what is needed for me to learn and progress.

Because this person I have told you about is such a good person who wants to improve, I know wonderful thoughts and an incredible wrestling match has been going on in his mind since our conversation where I shared the above quote and many other truths from the Master Keys.

It would be fun to be able to be a spectator!! It will all be good!

I am so blessed by the opportunity to learn and grow during our Master Keys Program!

MKMMA Week 22A I had an interesting experience with a hamstring strain…

About a month ago I strained my hamstring really good dirt biking with my Son in law in New Mexico. Thanks to essential oils and sitting on ice for several days I was back to playing basketball within a few days. It was really sore but seemed to get better, although I needed to continue  icing and oiling each time I played.

Thanks to reading Lesson 22 of The Master Keys the perfect input was being put into my brain ie.:

“The various forms of inflammation, paralysis, nervousness and diseased conditions generally, are the manifestation of fear, worry, care, anxiety, jealousy, hatred and similar thought.

If there is any physical condition which it is necessary to change, the law governing visualization will be found effective. Make a mental image of physical perfection, hold it in the mind until it is absorbed by the consciousness. Many have eliminated chronic ailments in a few weeks by this method, and thousands have overcome and destroyed all manner of ordinary physical disturbances by this method in a few days, sometimes in a few minutes.”

During my sit I was visualizing my hamstring in perfect physical form and function and I had the clear thought that I needed to go see my holistic Chiropractor to take advantage of his expertise in the healing process. I also looked up in a book I have what emotions etc are tied to this area of my body. Indecision was the answer.

When I met with my Chiro and we started muscle testing to see how I wanted to be treated first it was clear that the desire was to clear some emotions first. What emotion….you guessed it…indecision. Can’t tell you how exciting it was to combine emotional clearing, physical adjustments and nutrition that made a huge difference immediately!!

What a cool experience to confirm the power of thought and how we have access to the power and resources of our God within us at all times to accomplish what we really want and will work for!!

YEA MASTER KEYS!!!

MKMMA Week 22 Inspiring Master Key thoughts I aspire to be…

“The real interest of democracy is therefore to exalt, emancipate and recognize the divinity of the human spirit. To recognize that all power is within. That no human being has any more power than any other human being…The old regime would have us believe that the law was superior to the law-makers; herein is the gist of the social crime of every form of privilege and personal inequality…”

I love how consistent this is  with  scripture, “…charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—

But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever…

…  pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ… that ye … shall be like him,  that we may be purified even as he is pure. …”

Since I have a great desire to be a person of charity I was touched and inspired by Haanel’s description of what ‘real democracy” is !!!

“The Divine  Mind makes no exceptions, it plays no favorites; it does not act through sheer caprice or from anger, jealousy or wrath; neither can it be flattered, cajoled… The Divine Mind makes no exceptions to favor any individual; but when the individual understands and realizes his unity with  [God] he will appear to be favored because he will have found the source of all health, all wealth and all power”

I love how consistent and how this resonates with  this scripture, “Behold, the Lord esteemeth all flesh in one; he that is righteous is favored of God…”

Truth is a knowledge of things as they really were, are and will be and I am grateful to have the principles of truth coming at me from both Master Keys and the Word of God!!

 

MKMMA Week 21… I am excited to exit my past as a “Beast of Burden”

I was just cruising along in my reading of Master Keys Chapter 20 by Charles Haanel when all the sudden the words created the equivalent of a physical smack upside my head!! What were the words that created that reaction? Ok here you go:

“What results can you expect so long as you remain oblivious to the power which has been placed within your control?

you…  make of yourself a beast of burden for those who think; …. unless we are willing to think we shall have to work, and the less we think the more we shall have to work, and the less we shall get for our work.”

As one who regularly enjoys  seeing beautiful scenery from the top of a beast of burden (A horse), that imagery spoke so loudly to me. I enjoy mostly leisure, while the horse is exerting incredible muscular thrusts to get us to the tops of gorgeous mountains! Sweat pouring through and dripping from its hide even to the point of creating white flowing foam. The heavy breathing and quivering muscles are proof of the WORK.

Of course a horse is an incredible and miraculous creature designed for achieving the measure of it creation in  this type of work and doesn’t have the ability to THINK so of course it will always continue to work in this manner but I have a choice and ability to think …. work less and get more out of my work.

WILL I ? WILL YOU?

” … perception will come only in the Silence; this seems to be the condition required for all great purposes. You are a visualizing entity. Imagination is your workshop. It is here that your ideal is to be visualized.”

“This power of thought, …. is the greatest labor saving device ever dreamed of,  by the help of this power you can confidently undertake things that are seemingly impossible”

“Inspiration is from within. The Silence is necessary, the senses must be stilled, the muscles relaxed, repose cultivated… you will be ready to receive the information or inspiration or wisdom which may be necessary for the development of your purpose.”

I give me…I give you permission to access the power and exit any current role as a “Beast of Burden!

MKMMA Week 20

I had an experience this week that left me very grateful for my Master Key experience!

Seems whenever we see someone we know who  “Brands” themselves as any kind of  Expert or Guru, in any area we immediately set out to prove in our own minds that they are anything but an expert by pointing out some moment in time where they did not demonstrate in their own lives perfection or complete mastery in their area of expertise.

We often label them as a hypocrite… but really…  if we are sincere in our attempt to grow and improve, aren’t we all hypocrites at some level? Aren’t we all “hospital patients” at some level just trying to get well?

We need to celebrate the sincere attempt to become better not perfection!!!

Back to my experience this week… In my weakness I got involved in a very emotional exchange with another person that was a total meltdown and we both violated many of the principles we have been learning and working to master in our Master Key experience.

While we were both saddened and disappointed I was amazed how quickly we recovered, apologized, repented, forgave and moved forward with good feelings where in the past we would have drug this on for hours, days and maybe even weeks.

I celebrate being able to correct the incorrect and get on the right course!!

I also believe that if we really cared to observe those aspiring, sincere experts we have torn down or called hypocrites we would see that they  made corrections quickly and generally live consistent with the values they espouse!!

Direction is so much more important than speed! Lets all just strive to be less of a hypocrite!!

MKMMA Week 19 Not a whole lot to say this week other than…

getting a clear understanding that “stuff” whatever it is comes after happiness and not the other way around is so uplifting!

I was so uplifted listening to Mr Achor’s Ted Talk and watching “I AM”!!!

No wonder there are so many unhappy people and I feel so grateful to no longer feel like a member of that club. May I never be again!

Life is getting better and better because I am enjoying the journey!!

YAHOOOOOO!!!